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North State Parent Volume 26 - Issue 12 October 2019

CONTENTS

6 Be the Change

Paige Bush - Making a Difference

from the Ground Up

By Jenna Christophersen

7 From The Redding Ducky Derby

Leaps The Sundial Riffle Raffle

By Margaret Beck

8 Firestorm W.F.S., Inc: Teach Them

To Do The Next Right Thing

By Kate Hiller

10 North State Mamapreneurs

14 Localicious

Halloween Candy For Our Troops Plus a

New Sweet Treat Recipe

By Erin Bianchi

15 Freedom from Food: Living Life Unbinged

By Kristy McCammon

18 Working From Home: How to Manage

Your Time

By Karen Haywood Queen

19 Uniquely Us

October: Celebrating Those with

Down Syndrome

By Jennifer Arnold

20 This is Tehama

The Hawes Family Leaves Their Mark

on Agriculture & Education

By Kate Hiller

22 2019 Harvest Happenings

25 Childcare & Preschool Directory

26 Going Places Family Events Calendar

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On the Cover: Nikola Hawes enjoys working

alongside her husband Greg on the Historic Hawes

Farm and they include their kids in daily tasks as

much as possible. Nikola was honored to work

with the Jeremy Stoke family in designing this

year’s corn maze in honor of firefighter Jeremy,

who lost his life in the Carr Fire in Redding. Come

over to the farm and celebrate Jeremy’s life by

exploring the maze.

Photography: Crystal Amen started her

photography adventure four years ago; she

specializes in all aspects of photography.

Crystal has three young daughters that love to

be her models when she isn’t photographing

clients. Crystal lives in Anderson, CA, where

she and her husband raise about 30 head of

cattle. Check out her work on her website at

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It’s North State Parent’s anniversary! Each month

for the past 26 years, it’s been our mission to bring

families in the North State region the most current

information about family life, healthy parenting and

the abundance of local resources.

As we move into our 27th year of publication, it’s a

great time to recognize women in business. Many

of our readers and advertisers are moms, and our

special section, “Mamapreneurs,” honors several

of these amazing women in our communities. We

hope you’ll spend some time reading their profiles,

learning more how they meet the challenges of combining

family and business, and finding inspiration

in their work.

If you’re a woman in business (mom or not) or you’re

considering becoming one, you're invited to the 2019

Annual International Women in Business Month

Symposium, Friday, October 4 in Siskiyou County.

Treat yourself! North State Parent is helping sponsor

this inspiring evening.

On October 12, from 3-7pm, join us in the maze at the

annual Taste Of The Maze event at Historic Hawes

Farms in Shasta County.

And, join us for our annual Kids’ Farm Day & Family

Safety Fair on October 19 in Butte County. Come as a

vendor or participant — We’d love to meet and greet

you and your family!

All these events (and more) are listed in our monthly

Going Places Family Calendar section starting on

page 26.

and the North State Parent magazine team

Read about Moms from all over the

North State that contribute greatly

to their family as well as their own

businesses.Pictured are Pamela and

Ilana with baby Ayla.

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California Dance Company.........13

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CASA Superhero Run...................45

Chico Breast Care Center............16

Chico Certified Farmers

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Photography by Laura Jean..........2

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Tehama County Department

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Tehama County Solid Waste.......21

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The McConnell Foundation..........3

Travis Baldwin Tree Care.............36

Trinity Lutheran Church..............41

Turtle Bay Exploration Park........28

Urban Retreat Spa.......................12

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Valene L Smith Museum of

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Women In Business Network......27

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e the change By Jenna Christophersen

Paige Bush

Making a Difference from the Ground Up

are people in this world who offer suggestions,” says Colleen

Cecil, executive director of Butte County Farm Bureau (BCFB), where

“There

Paige Bush sits as a board member. “And there are people who offer

help. Paige always offers help, and she’s such a kind, generous soul that you can’t

help but want her to be involved with everything.”

Born and raised in a walnut and almond farming family in Chico, CA, Paige deeply

values agriculture in the North State. She studied agricultural business with a concentration

in marketing at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and

quickly found a job as the marketing manager at an international produce company.

She loved the position, but she could not help but recall sitting around the dining

room table as a child and hearing her mother and grandmother share stories from

their jobs as schoolteachers. “I always saw the difference they made for kids, and I

guess that was always in the back of my mind,” Paige says. After three years as a marketing

manager, Paige moved back to her hometown to earn a teaching credential at

California State University, Chico.

This year, as she enters her sixth year of teaching second-graders at McManus

Elementary School, Paige says she loves teaching because teachers can be “the stability

in these kids’ lives.” She loves getting swarmed with hugs from 22 seven-yearolds.

“She brings such positive energy,” says McManus principal Chris Weaver. “She’s

proactive inside and outside of the classroom. She is one of the leaders of the positive

culture of our school.”

“Proactive” describes Paige well. Over the past few years, Paige noticed most

of her students have very little connection to the actual process of growing food.

Although the agricultural bounty of the North State surrounds Chico, McManus’s location

in the middle of town means few of the kids have access to property to grow

anything. Last year, when Paige surveyed her students and learned how few had truly

witnessed the life cycle of a plant or grown a consumable plant, Paige resolved to

share her passion for agriculture with her students.

Paige began the new agriculture curriculum for her second-graders in the fall of 2018.

She purchased some supplies herself and found donations for others, then trooped

her classroom out to the school garden. Over the semester, the kids prepared the soil;

planted spinach, chard, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and romaine lettuce; and watered and

weeded the garden. Paige used the kids’ enthusiasm in the garden to reinforce other skills

and lessons. Measuring plant distance involves math problems, keeping growth records

requires reading and writing, and caring for the plants teaches patience and responsibility.

Kristine Keene, Paige’s former principal, points to the garden project to illustrate

Paige’s ability to plan well and gather community support to benefit kids. In time for

the fall harvest, Kristine says, “Paige went and got donations of colorful gloves, shiny

new rakes and shovels, and other garden supplies. Kids love that. They love working

in that garden; they are relaxed, eager and excited.” Their produce stand also raised

money to help the class take a “kindness field trip” to a local retirement home, agricultural

field trips to Book Family Farms and the Wednesday morning farmers market,

and even back to Paige’s roots at Parsley Farms, her family’s 400-acre walnut orchard.

Paige and her husband Dustin met at a junior livestock event ten years ago.

Dustin grew up on a cattle ranch and has stepped into the walnut world since he and

Paige moved to 16 acres of walnut orchards. “Since we both grew up on farms, it’s

fun to raise our sons, Parker (age five), and Kellen (age two), on a farm,” says Paige.

“Parker says he’s going to be a cowboy farmer. It’s so fun to pass on that passion.”

Paige not only shares her agriculture passion with her sons and students but

also shares her passion for caring service with everyone around her. “She’s the first

person to raise her hand to contribute,” says Chris, calling Paige “instrumental” in the

school’s response to the Camp Fire and organization of McManus’s annual variety

show, an increasingly popular event thanks to the positive, supportive atmosphere

Paige creates. The variety show puts on stage what others see in the conference

room, the classroom and the garden, that Paige’s love and enthusiasm make those

around her grow and bloom. Ó

Jenna Christophersen is a Chico native who fell in love with writing as she

wrote her first words as a student at McManus Elementary School.

The mission of our be the

change column is to feature

community members from

the North State who are

actively making a difference in

community life. If you would like

to nominate someone who is

making a difference, please write

to pn@northstateparent.com.

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for community By Margaret Beck

FROM THE REDDING DUCKY DERBY LEAPS

THE SUNDIAL RIFFLE RAFFLE

What happened to the Redding Ducky Derby?

It has been reimagined as the Sundial Riffle

Raffle taking place this year during the

River Bowl, Friday, October 18. Since the inception of Redding

East Rotary’s Ducky Derby—the Sundial Riffle Raffle’s

preceding event—over $4.5 million has been raised and

returned to local communities for youth development programs

and drug-free and alcohol-free activities. These programs

have benefited countless young people in the North

State and the Redding East Rotary isn’t duckin’ out now.

“The Sundial Riffle Raffle is a unique partnership between

the youth and adults of our community,” explains

Marge Beck, the Redding East Rotary’s fundraiser chairperson

of 15 years. “The project mission remains the same:

substance abuse prevention and youth development. It’s

our goal to continue to return 100% of raffle ticket sales to

the qualified selling groups.”

Behind the scenes, the Redding Ducky Derby had become

very costly with the Redding East Rotary renting

the ducks, having them shipped and investing hundreds

of working hours in getting them stickered, hauled to the

event drop site, retrieved and returned. The actual Duck

Drop was a highlight of a craft fair at a Redding park, which

drew crowds of over 10,000 during the two-day event.

“The spectacle of the event and the community involvement

in the process was wonderful. However,” Marge

explains, “times change, the craft fair ended, and it was

simply a lot of cost and work for a 30-minute derby. Our

contract with the duck rental company requires that we

forgo an event on the Sacramento River for three years. After

that, we could launch a Sundial Riffle Raffle outdoor river

event with our new mascot, Sammy Salmon. Wouldn’t it

be fun to have 40,000 salmon racing down the river?”

The community is encouraged to continue supporting

the fundraiser during this time of transition. As Marge

says, “It’s all about the kids. Our community is extremely

generous and supportive of our youth. This event empowers

them to raise funds for their own programs. Redding

East Rotary provides the infrastructure, the community

businesses help with the cost by providing sponsorships

and prizes, and the kids get all the return. We are teaching

our children with ‘a hand up, not a handout.’”

The culminating event of the Sundial Riffle Raffle will

take place at the River Bowl football game at Enterprise High

School. Come watch the event on the screen or join in via Facebook

Live! Rumor has it that there will be a Blackhawk helicopter

landing on the field. Maybe Sammy Salmon can hitch a ride!

Be sure to “like” facebook.com/SundialRiffleRaffle

and share posts to help engage friends, students and colleagues

in this big splash for youth! Visit sundialriffleraffle.com

to learn more about buying tickets and the outstanding

prizes you can win. Ó

Margaret Beck, Past President of Redding East

Rotary has been a member of the Club since

1993. She has been an insurance broker in Redding

since 1978. She has chaired the Sundial

Riffle Raffle fundraiser for 15 years.

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for community By Kate Hiller

Teach Them To Do The Next Right Thing

Jim Wills is undoubtedly a man with a vision. He

is founder of Chico, CA’s Firestorm Wildland Fire

Suppression, Inc. (firestormfire.com), a private

fire company contracted to serve federal and state agencies.

Never one to fit in with the “norm,” Jim imagined a

way for him to be independent, employ some of the aimless

youth he saw around Redding and continue with his

passion for fighting fires. After working with the Forest Service

for 16 years, he gathered his first organized fire crew in

conjunction with Shasta College. In 1996, he incorporated

Firestorm. Since then, thousands of youth have found a

purpose through Firestorm, including all of Jim’s sons.

Jim and his wife, Liz, recruited one young man at a

high school AA meeting. They hired him and “raised him”

alongside their young company. He has now gone on to

be a successful superintendent on an agency hotshot

crew. This story is common with many neglected youths

applying for a job after “raising themselves” on the street.

Rehabilitation and second chances are foundational

goals at Firestorm. The people who might not be “hirable”

with the Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management

are given a chance at Firestorm. The company

invests thousands of dollars in training and safety gear

before an employee even steps foot on the job. Once on

the job, they gain skill sets and leadership qualities that

stay with them for life. Young people in Firestorm are also

getting opportunities to see the country. Prescribed burning

takes crews annually to Nebraska. Hurricane Sandy

and the Columbia Shuttle disaster provided months of

employment and the chance to see new places. With

these acquired skills, confidence and experience, many go

on to earn top dollar wages at state and federal agencies.

Jess Wills, Jim’s oldest son, is Firestorm’s president

and runs the company with his wife, Leah. The two shine

when it comes to business and staying organized. Good

thing, because the new fire culture requires a lot of paperwork

compared to Jim’s glory days on the fire line. The

ongoing joke then was “safety never got anything done,”

but now, without strict safety guidelines, you won’t be allowed

to get anything done. In Jim’s time, the guys would

work through most injuries while chasing fire all night

and putting in 24-hour days. They had to hustle to keep

the fires small.

Now, with policies that many times include pulling

firefighters off the hill at dark, a fire that might

have been caught at 20 acres, with 1,000 labor hours,

can easily turn into a two-week-long out-of-control

fire requiring 100,000 labor hours. The fire culture has

changed, and Firestorm has evolved with it. Jess does

everything possible to reduce the amount of risk his employees

face. He has already had terrifying calls; after

vehicle rollovers and once when his guys were flown off

the hill after getting hit by boulders. He was thankful

when these employees walked out of the hospital.

Firestorm is part of the private industry which

makes up a third of the nation’s wildland resources.

There are 150 members in the National Wildfire

Suppression Association, representing thousands of

resources available to assist federal, state and local

agencies. These numbers don’t include the private contractors

who supply food, showers, toilets, tents and

laundry facilities. In many states 85 percent of the personnel

on any given fire is private, and they are all there

to assist the state and federal agencies.

Aside from supporting the agencies, private contractors

are a benefit to taxpayers. When not under hire these

contractors are not charging the government. At the end

of the season, they continue with other successful businesses

such as logging, prescribed fire, mastication work

and urban interface. Theirs is a common goal to continue

cleaning forests, helping to prevent destructive wildfires.

Jess Wills explains, “Our forests are facing the effects

of 100-year-old problems which can’t be fixed

overnight. The fight to prevent wildfires is looking more

positive than it has in years. People seem to be on the

same page with wanting to get in there, thin and clean

up the forests and hopefully prevent another Camp Fire.

With the passage of the Farm Bill, environmental policies

are streamlined and the process to get in and start

projects is expedited. This is a win-win for everyone involved

and for our forests.”

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Photo by Jessica Croshaw @jess.croshaw

Firestorm W.F.S., Inc: Teach Them To Do The Next Right Thing

On average Firestorm puts

in half a million labor hours and

drives a million miles in a season.

They are employing around 300

with 80-100 full-time workers.

The trickle-down into the local

economy is huge. The millions of

dollars in payroll that Firestorm

is paying out is getting spent locally

by the Firestorm families.

Firestorm currently has 100 vehicles

that were either bought or

rented locally. During a busy season,

like 2018, they are spending

$50,000 on tires and $300,000 in fuel. This is just a small example of how their

money goes back into the local economies.

Firestorm employees also suffered locally with the Carr and Camp Fires last

summer. Thirty-two Firestorm employees lost homes in the Camp Fire. These employees

had literally just fallen into bed after an already very busy season, with many

days spent away from their families, only to be awakened with evacuation orders.

About 100 Firestorm personnel worked on the Camp Fire. Crews worked to suppress

the fire and also with the Butte County Sheriff’s office during the search and rescue

effort—sifting through debris and assisting in the search for the missing.

Every year, Jess and Leah rent the Lariat Bowl in Red Bluff to provide food and

entertainment for their fire families. That’s because each crew truly becomes family

over the course of a season, and last year the bonds were stronger than ever. Each

year, the five hand crews compete over who’s Number 1 and, to show crew pride,

one crew proudly dons their ugly Christmas sweaters.

The legacy of hard work and family, first kindled by Jim, is still burning strong,

and Jim loves to light fires—prescribed of course! His wild years chasing fire in the

mountains show up these days in aches and pains. But even with a knee replacement

and a recently blocked artery, Jim can still haul up a mountain faster than anyone,

whether it be on foot or a bike. Last May I watched Jim complete a 100-mile long gravel-grinding

bike ride, no sweat and no excuses. It’s true that “they don’t make them

like they used to,” but the Wills family will keep doing their best to raise generations

of courageous, hardworking youth.

And for all the young people looking for a purpose, Jim advises, “Follow your

dreams, stay focused and do the next right thing. Good things will come.” Ó

Kate Hiller and her family are “adventure-schoolers” more than homeschoolers.

A season cutting fire line on Firestorm’s Crew 1, and learning to

hike fast with Jim and Jess, has helped her keep up with the high-speed

adventurers in her family.

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Sara grew up in Chico and stays active in the community

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B FIT offers one-on-one training or small group training

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Cherry Blossom

WATERCOL OR BACKGROUND

Mamapreneurs

You’re a busy mom and busy woman in business. You’re on the cutting edge

of creativity, vision and patience, chasing your dreams and striking a family/work/

life balance. You’re a mamapreneur! Each year, North State Parent celebrates the

meaningful work of entrepreneurial women who have integrated their own business or

side hustle into their most challenging and rewarding job: motherhood. Recognizing

and supporting entrepreneurial women each October is a delight for Pamela Newman,

North State Parent’s Publisher and mother of four. She is intimately familiar with the

challenges and joys of being a mamapreneur and salutes the North State women “who

love family and do great things to enrich our communities.”

These stories of active mamapreneurs show how women can be the leaders in

their own lives, expressing their unique interests and passions and using their talents

to deliver valuable resources, services and products locally and with online businesses.

They’re demonstrating how motherhood and business ownership can be successfully

woven together with innovative business practices and nurturing environments

at work and at home. While caring for their children and their business, they’re

modeling responsibility, integrity, resilience and a can-do spirit that encourages the

next generation to express their interests and do what they love. They’re showing their

children that they can be the leaders in their own lives and that’s good business!

North State Parent loves supporting entrepreneurial women! Do you know a

mom who should be featured next October? Be sure to nominate yourself or someone

you know as a Mamapreneur for 2020! Call North State Parent at (530) 926-1287 or

email editor@northstateparent.com.

Mamapreneur

Finding a balance between motherhood and business

ownership has proven, like most things, to have its seasons

and cycles. There are times when the kids need more of me,

and I am happy to create that space for them knowing they

won’t be little for much longer.

When demands at the office increase, I try to keep those

demands in perspective. It is essential to reach out for help

when needed and to be honest with myself, my family and my

team about what tasks I can take on.

I imagine that the demands in my life are balls that I’m

juggling, and only one of those balls is my glass ball—my family.

Lacey Furnari

Shasta Sleep Services

In Business Since 2016

2530 Old Eureka Way • Redding • (530) 691-4050

www.ShastaSleepServices.com

Mamapreneur

From the adult beginner

to the toddlers; we believe

that dance is for everyone!

As a former dancer,

gymnast and cheerleader,

I am passionate about

providing well-rounded

ACADEMY OF DANCE

physical activities for the

community. I have traveled

and experienced these art forms all over the United

States, but starting a family lead us to settle down in

beautiful Chico.

Owning and operating a business is a family affair.

Whether at the studio or helping with special events, my

husband and our two children are always assisting and

supporting this fantastic dance studio.

Dance is a physical expression of joy! Being able to

share that joy with our students—every day—makes

Kinetics a wonderful place to be.

Mandie Burson

Kinetics Academy

of Dance

Established in 2001

627 Broadway St. • Chico • (530) 345-2505 • KineticsAcademyofDance.com

For Mary Gross,

motherhood and

dance intertwine in

her heart. In 2011

Mary brought her

daughter, Hannah,

to dance with

Susanna Curry at

Dance for Joy. After

Mamapreneur

elah

dance academy

dancing most of her life, Mary couldn’t keep her own feet

still, and she soon joined Susanna as an instructor!

Mary is now the owner and director of the renamed Selah

Dance Academy. Hannah continued dancing and currently

teaches pre-dance while still studying in the Ballet 3 class.

The dance academy has grown from three or four

dancers to 150 students. Selah is anticipating their usual

springtime influx of students, bringing enrollment up to

170 dancers.

Mary experiences the joy of motherhood and dance

each time she watches her daughter dance!

Mary Gross

Selah Dance Academy

In Business Since 2011

446 Antelope Blvd. #30 • Red Bluff • (530) 727-9154

Mamapreneur

“I decided to be a stay-athome

mom because I didn’t

want to leave my kids during

the evening and weekend

hours that restaurants require.

I missed cooking, but I did not

want to cook under someone

else’s menu. I was ready to

create my own!”

“It’s difficult to juggle being

a parent and entrepreneur, but

when I’m with my children,

I make sure they have my

undivided attention. When I am working, my

husband stays with the children. Supporting each

other and appreciating what we both do to provide

for our family has made our relationship stronger.

I had many fears about being away from my kids,

but it has actually made our family stronger.”

Mary Chin

My Oven’s Meals (M.O.M.)

In Business Since 2017

We Now Deliver • Chico • (415) 827-0568 • www.myovensmeals.com

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NORTH STATE MAMAPRENEURS

Mamapreneur

Mamapreneur

Amazing

Amy’s

Cleaning

I was motivated to begin my own business in 2017

when I became a single mom. My goal is to be the best

role model I can be for my children. After two decades

homeschooling, it has been gratifying to work with

my daughter Chloe starting this business from scratch

and to have my son Jaxon see me engaging with our

community providing a service that everyone loves!

I enjoy giving the random “free clean” to mothers

whenever I see the need. It feels good to help those

who can’t always help themselves.

I want people to know “we don’t judge your mess;

we just help you deal with it one clean at a time!”

Amy Cicerello

Amazing Amy’s Cleaning

In Business Since 2017

530-605-8930 • @amazingamyscleaning on Facebook & instagram

Mamapreneur

The farm opened in

2012 when I began sharing

my knowledge of the

homestead life with others.

The change in our lifestyle

had begun in 2006 after I

discovered my son suffered

from food allergies. We

had to teach ourselves how

to create our food. Now

others come to our home

to learn how the goats, chickens, bees, ducks, plants and

people all co-exist and feed each other.

Sharing this land and knowledge with our guests, we

offer visitors the message that if we slow down, observe

nature and learn from the past, we create a beautiful future

by being present.

We happily provide the opportunity for tours, school

visits, classes and overnight farm stays by appointment.

Leslie Cooke

with son Kyle Ellorin

Maagic Mountain Farm

In Business Since 2012

Mount Shasta • (530) 925-6752 • www.maagicmtnfarm.com

From the time your babies are born until

they grow and leave the nest, the place you

call home is where you make your memories.

As a mother, Colette Glattfelder knows how

important it can be for some families to have

their own home to raise their children.

About five years ago, Colette started Better

Choice Real Estate, located in Corning. She

was motivated when she saw a need to care

for buyers and sellers beyond the average

agent’s scope. She loves to be able to make

a family’s dream come true and will even

provide a moving truck within 100 miles to

help get her clients settled! Colette and her

co-workers approach their business with the

motto that Every Client Matters. The team often

brainstorm on how to serve their clients better.

Colette and her team show their love for

their northern California town by sponsoring

youth sporting events and getting involved

in many community activities. Watch for

them this Christmas as they help provide for

families in need with the Angel Tree and offer

free pictures with Santa!

Better Choice Real Estate specializes in

the buying and selling of homes, ranches, bare

land and commercial properties! Their office

happily offers free comparable market analysis.

Colette Glattfelder

Better Choice Real Estate

In business since 2014

904 Solano St. • Corning • (530) 824-4495

betterchoicerealestateoffice.com

A Slice Of Country Heaven

23757 Carona Avenue, Corning, CA 96021

COMPLIANCE

associatesinc.

Mamapreneur

In 1994, I started Compliance Associates, Inc. We are a

third-party administrator providing drug and alcohol testing

and compliance programs to small transportation firms and

school districts along the I-5 corridor.

My goal was and is to assist clients in complying with the

federal regulations by offering the services of someone who

is knowledgeable about the regulations and who can put the

requirements in a simple format.

Today my company provides services throughout the country.

As a single mother, I spent a great deal of time working

evenings after my daughter went to bed, weekends and on the

days she was visiting with her father. My desire to maintain

being a good example to my daughter keeps me going through

the tough times.

Tammy J. Boone

Compliance

Associates, Inc.

In Business Since 1994

(530) 241-2099 • complianceassociatesinc.com

Contact Colette Glattfelder

BRE# 01903952

Office (530) 824-4495

Cell (530) 840-0466

Fax (530) 988-9007

peepoppits@aol.com

Beautiful 4bd,

3 ba home

with pool and

a 30 x 40 shop

on 2 acres

close to town.

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NORTH STATE MAMAPRENEURS

Mamapreneur

Mamapreneur

Amanda Dearman and

Connie Yates purchased

the established Urban

Retreat Day Spa last

year. The spa has been

serving residents for

over 15 years, and this

mother/daughter duo

are committed to continuing

to pamper!

Amanda’s background is in massage therapy.

She was a massage therapist at Urban Retreat

before becoming a co-owner. Connie has a

background in property management and

bookkeeping. Connie’s daughter, Cori, also

works at the spa as a massage therapist.

This team believes that the best part about

working with family is sharing common goals

and having the same values, ensuring that their

business thrives.

Make an appointment for a facial, body

treatments, eyelash extensions, massage or

waxing! They carry Epicuren, Jane Iredale,

Rhonda Alison and DOterra, as well as candles

and jewelry.

You will often find these ladies at a variety

of local events. They love to donate to the

community.

Urban Retreat Spa

Amanda Dearman

Connie Yates

In business since 2003

2515 Park Marina Dr. #103 • Redding • (530) 247-1502

www.urbanretreatspa.com

Dr. Kristen Stewart, DDS

Mamapreneur

“Listen to your patient. If you listen long

enough, they’ll tell you the answer to their

problem,” is an important part of my practice.

It is amazing how much easier life is if you

simply listen.

Without my family and team, I would never

have made it as far as I have. Every day, I am

grateful for their support. There is a balance

between being a parent and running your

own business. I am constantly switching from

thinking about patients and the office to being a

mom and taking care of the household.

I love that our girls get to come to the

office and experience first-hand the pride and

hard work that we put into everything. They

see that whether it is greeting patients at the

front door, or comforting a patient through a

procedure, taking care of people and building

relationships is important.

Kristen Stewart

Dr. Kristen Stewart, DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

In business since 2017

2750 Airpark Dr. • Redding • (530) 243-8888 • reddingtoothfairy.com

My main motivation for starting my business

was to be able to teach my sons the same valuable

life skills that I was fortunate enough to be taught.

Growing up, my dad was a business owner,

and this allowed me to experience the balance

required by a work-home life. I learned about

sacrifice, perseverance and time management.

The best part of working together as a family

is seeing my children develop an amazing passion

for turning obstacles into opportunities. I’ve

seen how they form big goals with the realization

that their dreams can become a reality if they are

brave, patient and persistent.

We are looking forward to sponsoring my

son’s Little League team next spring.

Tiffany Bryant

EnviroClean Redding

In Business Since 2017

Serving Redding & nearby areas • (530) 812-6102 • E EnviroCleanRedding

Mamapreneur

The Prather Ranch started in 1964. The ranch operates

in five North State counties supplying a branded beef

product. Our cattle operation provides biomedical raw

materials for medical device companies. It gives me a sense

of satisfaction that these animals are used not only for food

purposes but that they help improve the quality of life.

The Prather Ranch is Certified Humane—a big deal

for me! We have received awards for our sustainable

environmental practices. We support our community

through a small foundation, donating to local non-profits.

I serve as a Shasta County Supervisor. I am

passionate about mental health, substance abuse

treatment, healthy forests and management practices

that protect our natural resources.

Photo by Paolo Vescia

www.pratherranch.com

Mamapreneur

Jaimie Walberg and her husband Bud were

motivated to spend as much time together as possible.

For the past 20 years, the couple has operated Walberg

Inc., a construction demolition and excavation company,

and Red Truck Rock Yard, LLC, a decorative landscaping

business with a yard and gift shop.

Jaimie believes that the family-run businesses have

taught their children that hard work does pay off. She

knows that her kids have learned firsthand that the way

you treat your customers and employees truly reflects in

your success.

Jaimie and her family take pride in their work and

enjoy working in the North Valley. They donate back to

the community and their neighbors. They sponsor youth

sports teams and individual rodeo participants.

Mary Rickert

Prather Ranch

In Business Since 1964

Jaimie Walberg

Walberg Inc. & Red

Truck Rock Yard, LLC

Established in 1998

6041 Highway 99W • Corning • (530) 824-0773 • www.walberginc.com

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NORTH STATE MAMAPRENEURS

Mamapreneur

Mamapreneur

“Many households,

by choice or necessity,

must function with two

working parents. That’s

the case for my family.

Running a business,

managing a home and

being a parent can be

difficult to handle. I’ve found letting go of guilt goes a long

way. Nobody’s perfect all the time, and we need to not sweat

the small stuff.”

“The other thing that helps with a dual-employed

household is stepping out of traditional roles. My husband

makes lunches and helps with dishes and other chores.

Whoever is available gets the job done. I encounter a lot of

single dads in my practice who are doing a great job raising kids.”

“Your kids eventually get to an age where their

schedules are as packed as yours! Grandparents can be a

great help. I also urge people to utilize extended family for

help if available.”

Kimberly Lange, DDS

Youthful Smiles

In Business Since 2000

650 Rio Lindo Ave., Ste 4 • Chico • (530) 343-3137 • youthfulsmileschico.com

Mamapreneur

In the autumn of 2018,

best friends Mandi

Metzger and Nicole

Kringle saw an

opportunity to bless

their community by

creating a duo-family

owned and operated

business.

Capay’s Harvest in

Orland is a deli, bakery,

restaurant and gift shop. They

also offer fun cooking classes,

painting, sign-making and wreathmaking

classes.

The two husband and wife

partners do a bit of everything from

flipping burgers to payroll and

marketing. Their kids also help out.

These families know that running

Capay’s is teaching their children to

love others tangibly.

The business also gives food to local

families in need and donates food to

local churches. They offer milk & cookies every

Thursday for story time, burger nights, car shows

and even stage outdoor movie nights.

All together, they are making lasting

memories with the community they love.

Mandi Metzger

Nicole Kringle

Capay’s Harvest

In business since 2018

7544 Cutting Ave. • Orland • (530) 865-0500 • www.capaysharvest.com

Dance brings so much joy, confidence

and happiness into my life and I want to

share that with others. I love kids, I love

teaching and I love being a part of the

positive in someone’s life!

Working together as a family allows us

to spend time together striving to make the

world a better place. Both my boys have

danced, and they help with events, cleaning

the studios and some construction. I want

them to see that hard work is essential,

being humble is a must, giving back to the

community is important, and striving for

excellence helps us grow as humans.

For the past 24 years, we have provided

lessons for dance, ballroom dance,

gymnastics, aerial silks and tumbling.

We love to host birthday parties and

bachelorette parties. We do offer

workshops throughout the year where we

bring masters in to teach. We also bring

dance lessons to schools.

We started a campaign called “Athletes

Don’t Vape,” educating the community

about the harmful effects of vaping.

We consider this more than a studio we

consider it a safe place where our students

can be themselves. We want them to learn life

lessons here, helping them be the best they

can be to have a successful, fulfilling life!!

Sonya Kennedy

California Dance

Company

In business since 1995

2040 Waldon St. • Redding & 2150 #1 Marx Way • Anderson

www.cadanceco.com • 530.365.7749 E Q

It was with a love

for all things “family”

and a passion for

sharing nurturing

ideas for children that

I began North State

Mamapreneur

NORTH STATE

Parent (originally Shasta Parent) in 1993. My vision

was to inform families about their local resources and

encourage networking.

The magazine successfully helps people find fun

shops, educational outings, medical professionals, local

foods and amazing services.

We present the North State as a single region by

publishing five counties worth of information each

month—this means greater strength when disasters

strike as neighboring counties help each other.

There is much to do and see throughout the North

State. The driving is easy and quite beautiful. We support

each county as a recreational adventure to be taken!

Twenty-five years ago, we were a staff of three. I

worked mostly in the evenings with my children playing

Legos under the light table while I planned out the

magazines. Now I’m mother of four grown sons, five

step-grandsons and yearning for grand babies. The

magazine has a robust staff. Our designer Marc and main

team members Marjie, Kelsey and Kate in sales. Our

calendar editor Rosalyn. We have Deb, Lisa and Carolyn

in editorial. We also have Amanda, Andrew and John in

distribution.

It’s amazing the kind of community-building

that can take place within the medium of a parenting

magazine! If North State Parent has been helpful to you,

please get in touch and let us know! We measure our

value through you, our readers.

Pamela Newman

North State Parent

magazine

In business since 1993

(530) 926-1287 • pn@northstateparent.com • northstateparent.com

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localicious By Erin Bianchi

Halloween Candy

For Our Troops

Plus a New Sweet

Treat Recipe

Here’s a warm welcome to October, and the kick-off of the holiday season! I love

entering these months of celebration with the added excitement from children

in tow. Starting up traditions, coupled with the thrill of picking out costumes

that are sure to be worn with anticipation weeks in advance of Halloween, marks the beginning

of the build-up of energy for the months to come.

This year I have a couple of ideas that might spark some new holiday traditions for your

family. The first is Operation Gratitude’s Halloween Candy Give-Back (operationgratitude.com/

express-your-thanks/halloween-candy/), a project that will bring the season of gratefulness

to your home a whole month earlier. Operation Gratitude takes donated Halloween candy

and packs the treats into every care package they send out to our troops. This donation is a

great way to par down any excess candy floating around the house and provide a thank-you

to those serving our country.

Gather the kids on Halloween evening and make an event of penning thank-you notes

before heading out to trick-or-treat. Once everyone is back home, sort through the loot and

talk about how a candy donation can bring a smile to those who serve our Country. You may

find that some local dentist and doctor offices offer a candy donation drop-off for troops or

you can ship your candy donations directly. Operation Gratitude accepts loose candy but

make sure to ship candy before the eighth of November.

The next idea is whipping up a salty-sweet crunchy snack to fill adult and kid tummys

alike and can even be a candy-free treat to offer visitors. Crunchy sweet chickpeas mixed with

salty, buttery popcorn makes a delicious combination. In honor of the Halloween theme, try

using black chickpeas.

There’s a sweet family farm tucked out in Capay that specializes in an heirloom variety

black chickpea that’s perfectly themed for Halloween snacking. Small Town Specialties is

owned by Allen and Melissa Ferguson and operated with the help of their three kids. Allen and

Melissa both came from farming backgrounds and decided to jump into farming nine years

ago. Their favorite part about farming is, “taking something from nothing, nurturing the crop

to harvest and then seeing how much people enjoy our products.” Farming black chickpeas has

been a total adventure for the family—creating a market for this rare variety that didn’t exist

in our area until now. Small Town Specialties is selling this unique legume on a larger scale,

and they’re currently finishing up harvest on their first fully organic crop! Visit them online at

smalltownspecialties.com for a list of local stores where you can purchase their products. Ó

Erin Bianchi is a Registered Dietitian with a focus on real food. She does her best

to source local, seasonal ingredients and get everyone to the dinner table to enjoy

them together. She and her husband have two daughters and live on a small

walnut orchard in Northern California. You can follow their food and adventures on

Instagram @thefarmerandthecook.

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Salty Sweet Chickpea Popcorn

1 14.5oz can chickpeas rinsed, drained and patted dry or 2 cups dried chickpeas*

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (for children age 1 and older)

½ teaspoon vanilla

¼ teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Drain, rinse chickpeas and pat dry. Evenly spread dried beans on cookie sheet. Bake

40-60 minutes until crunchy. After baking, quickly transfer to a bowl and coat with

coconut oil. Then mix with additional seasonings. Bake five additional minutes.

*If using dried black chickpeas from Small Town Specialties soak overnight and cook

on the stovetop until soft, about one-two hours or pop in the pressure cooker at a

ratio of 1 cup dried beans to 2 cups water. High pressure for 50 minutes with 10

minutes slow release.

Salty Popcorn

2 cups popcorn kernels

½ cup olive oil

2 teaspoons fine sea salt

Optional, add peanuts to the final mix

Use an air popper or stovetop to pop the popcorn kernels. Pour popped popcorn into

an extra-large serving bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt while

slowly stirring to cover the popcorn evenly. Pour sweet, crunchy black chickpeas into

popcorn bowl and mix until distributed evenly.

Localicious

Localicious is a monthly column celebrating food in the North

State. If you would like to suggest a food-related business or

organization, email us at localicious@northstateparent.com.


for health By Kristy McCammon

Freedom from Food:

Living Life Unbinged

you always say we're going to

climb Lassen Peak, but are we ever actually

going to do it?” Two years ago,

“Mom,

those piercing words came from my son. The dream of accomplishing

such a feat with my children was always present,

but at my extreme weight, it seemed nearly impossible.

With that dream in mind, though, I began a journey

to significantly and permanently change my lifestyle.

My weight had always been a struggle, and I was

determined to make some changes to become healthy,

fit and capable of keeping up with my family’s active

lifestyle. I also wanted to set a positive example for

my children. My kids and I have been very active, but

there were always limits to our adventures due to my

unhealthy weight and lack of stamina. We would often

take short hikes, short walks, simple kayaking trips and

even participate in the Shasta Mud Run. However, there

was so much more we could do and enjoy.

Not only was my weight holding me back from

physical activities, it was also holding me back from

many other things I loved such as public speaking,

swimming and even wearing dresses. It was time to live

a life without limits; no longer would I be held back by

my insecurities about my body and my dependent relationship

with food. In past weight loss attempts, I usually

had short term success, but eventually I was right

back to obsessing about food and binging on sugar and

flour laden foods. I needed an eating plan that would

help me change my connection with food and allow me

to live life "unbinged."

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Freedom from Food: Living Life Unbinged

Breast

cancer

awareness month

Boundaries regarding food were needed for me to be fully present in each

and every moment. I needed to get to a healthy weight. When I discovered Bright

Line Eating (brightlineeating.com), I knew it was my answer. I simply followed

four bright lines to food; no sugar, no flour, three meals a day and measured

portions. I began eating amazing, delicious and abundant amounts of food. A

lifestyle change, rather than a diet, was exactly what I needed!

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People often ask me if living sugar-free and flour-free is hard. The answer is a

resounding YES! But being obese and food-obsessed was even harder. In the past,

so much of my attention was on food that I missed out on being in the moment

as a wife and mom to my five amazing kids. Now I can confidently say that I have

freedom from food and live life fully present. I wouldn’t change that for the world.

My relationship with food is now in its rightful place. I have lost 135 pounds

and gone from a size 26/28 to a 12/14. I am almost half the size of my old self.

Dress shopping is my new favorite hobby, swimming is my favorite sport again,

and I am pursuing my dream of public speaking. My children and I are planning

more challenging adventures. On the list, is Brokeoff Mountain in Lassen National

Park, Table Mountain in Butte County, Burney Falls, kayaking on Whiskeytown

Lake, participating in the Shasta Mud Run and ziplining over Crater Lake.

As for Lassen Peak, I conquered it with my son by my side encouraging me

all the way. Reaching the top was an experience I will never forget. The excitement

and difficulty were a clear reflection of my unrelenting weight loss journey.

My smile is bigger, my body is stronger and my head is clear. Each step was a

reminder of how far I have come and how desperately I never want to go back.

What is holding you back from living your life to the fullest? Ó

Tehama County blogger Kristy McCammon is a home-schooling mom of five.

She and her husband are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this

year. She is a dedicated health and food freedom advocate hoping to inspire

others to live a life ‘unbinged.’ lifeunbinged.com, Facebook and Instagram at

Lifeunbinged.

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When it comes to my baby’s

health, marijuana is not

worth the risk.

Learn more at thinkagainshasta.com

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for community By Karen Haywood Queen

Working

From Home:

How to

Manage

Your Time

When you work in an office, your gabby

neighbor, needy family members and

others don’t expect you to be free during

the day. Your inner domestic engineer or social media butterfly

isn’t coming up with tasks or distractions either. But

when you work from home—as a telecommuter, business

owner or player in the gig economy—setting boundaries

with others and for yourself is critical to success.

Manage Expectations of Others

Some people in your life equate working from

home with not really working. As in, you’ll have time

to babysit their child or care give their elderly parent,

listen to problems over the phone or at a coffee shop,

let a repairman in their house or join their committee.

If you want to be productive and successful, you must

manage their expectations.

In May 2019, I marked 23 years of working from

home. In the early years, I didn’t do a good job of putting

the word out that I wasn’t lazing on the couch all

day sipping tea, eating chocolate and waiting to meet

others’ needs.

When my daughter was in kindergarten, another

mom asked me to babysit her two-year-old. This mom

wanted to chaperone a kindergarten trip, a trip I had

opted out of because work deadlines loomed. The other

woman’s husband also worked from home. Couldn’t

the father “babysit” his child? Oh no, he had to work, the

other mother told me. Obviously, this dad was doing a

better job of putting the word out that he had a real job.

Now, I make it clear that even though I toil in the

comfort of my own home and sometimes even in yoga

pants—never pajamas—I’m still at work with projects

due, phone meetings and other commitments.

Don’t Let Others into Your Work World

Even when you make it clear, some people won’t

get the message. Let your phone set boundaries. Nearly

everyone has caller ID and voicemail. Don’t answer the

phone unless the call is related to your children or is

critical to taking the next step in your critical task. If

you slip up and answer the phone, tell the caller you

have three minutes and then get off.

To get off the phone, I have rung my own doorbell—oops

someone’s at the door. And I’ve hung up

while I, not the gabby talker, was mid-sentence—I

mean who hangs up on themselves?

The same goes for email. Productivity gurus swear

by answering email only at certain times of the day or

only once a day and never in the mornings.

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Working From Home: How to Manage Your Time

Limit Social Media

For some people, it’s easy to set limits for others but harder

to set limits for themselves. The siren song of social media

can sap your productivity. If you don’t have enough willpower

to limit yourself, there are plenty of free or inexpensive programs

and apps such as Freedom and Self Control that will

keep you off social media or the internet altogether for anywhere

from an hour to all day.

Just Say No with a Smile

You can’t avoid every phone call or request. Practice saying

no with a smile in your voice. “I wish I could, but I have

another commitment” should flow easily from your lips. Don’t

make excuses because the most persistent requesters will figure

out workarounds for those excuses.

Guard Your Most Productive Time

To take it to the next level, figure out your most productive

work time. For some, it’s early morning. For others, it’s the

sweet spot right after caffeine kicks in mid-morning. Others

prefer afternoon or late night. This is your get-it-done time.

Likely, you’re capable of accomplishing twice as much during

these hours. That’s your time in the zone. Protect it. Avoid outside

commitments during that prime work time. Mornings are

my crunch time. I don’t schedule doctor’s appointments, dates

with friends or personal phone calls in the morning. I limit the

work calls I answer. Late afternoons, when I know I won’t be as

productive anyway, are when I book non-work events.

Ignore Housework

Focus on your job,

not other tasks. To

work at home, you have

to ignore your inner domestic

god or goddess.

Just because you’re

home, doesn’t mean

you’re a homemaker,

housewife or domestic

dad. If you were in an

office, you wouldn’t

see the dirty dishes in

the sink, the dog hair

on the carpet or overflowing laundry basket. Train yourself to

walk right past them as you focus on your work tasks.

Consider using the money you’re saving on commuting

and parking to hire a young teenager to help with home

chores. You’re creating more jobs in the gig economy. When

my helpers are unloading the dishwasher, folding laundry and

mowing the lawn, I’m free to write about career success. Ó

Karen Haywood Queen covers careers, technology, personal

finance and health. She and her husband, a rocket

scientist, live in Williamsburg, VA, where they enjoy visits

with their young adult children. For fun, Karen performs

music as a singer/pianist/songwriter, kayaks and runs.

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REFLECTIONS OF A SPECIAL NEEDS PARENT

BY JENNIFER ARNOLD

Three-year-old Brooklynn Heberlein started

preschool this year. She loves books, animals,

her little sister Brylee and music—she is

an especially big fan of heavy metal. She also

“has a great sense of humor” and can be “a little

feisty” according to her grandmother Renee Menefee.

Brooklynn is also one of approximately

400,000 people in the United States living with

Down Syndrome.

Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes.

Babies with Down Syndrome have

an extra copy of one of these chromosomes,

chromosome 21. Children with Down Syndrome

often face many developmental and

medical challenges. Brooklynn spent her first

40 days in the UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Sacramento,

CA, and at five and a half months underwent

open-heart surgery.

“Twenty-five percent of the Down Syndrome

population has the same heart condition

(atrioventricular septal defect) as she does,”

explained Brooklynn’s mom Caitlin Heberlein.

Doctors gave Caitlin and her husband Jordan

a grim prognosis for Brooklynn. “We were told

that she would not be leaving the hospital alive,

and if she did, she would not make it to two

years old.” They were also told that another surgery

was almost inevitable.

Despite that prediction, Brooklynn just recently

weaned off of her last heart medication,

and her doctors do not anticipate more heart

surgery at this time.

When asked what advice she would give

to a parent upon learning of a Down Syndrome

diagnosis for their child, Caitlin says

that connecting with families through the

Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN)

has been “life-changing for my husband and

UNIQUELY US

October: Celebrating Those

with Down Syndrome

me.” The family has made many close friends

from around the country who are on the same

journey.

Upon learning that her baby might have

Down Syndrome, Caitlin spent at least eight

hours a day researching. Although she found

comfort in this, she says it is also important for

new parents to mentally prepare themselves for

some of the things they may find.

The struggle to get Brooklynn all of the

services she needs and the acceptance that

she deserves can be taxing. “Actually raising

her is easy, but the fight is exhausting,” Caitlin

explains. She is passionate about educating

others and doing it “in a positive light” so that

people will come to realize that despite her

many challenges, Brooklynn is just like any other

child in so many ways. “Having a child with

Down Syndrome doesn’t make my life different.

I’m still a mom. She’s still a kid. It’s not as different

as everybody thinks it is,” she states.

Caitlin also emphasizes that the best

thing that anyone can say to the parents of a

new baby with Down Syndrome is “congratulations.”

For new parents who may be scared

about their uncertain future, that word can

change everything.

For more information, please visit the

Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network online at

www.dsdiagnosisnetwork.org. Ó

Shasta County author Jennifer

Arnold is the mom of four, two of

whom have been diagnosed with

multiple special needs. She hopes

to raise awareness of many issues

that parents of special needs children

face on a regular basis.

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to address special needs issues and

concerns and to celebrate life. If you

have something in particular you

would like to read about, please write

to pn@northstateparent.com (please

include UU in the subject line).


this is tehama By Kate Hiller

THIS IS TEHAMA

The ancient word “Tehama” once meant a place where rivers could be crossed.

With our county’s rich currents of history, happenings and hope, this is our

crossing place today — where we meet to celebrate our beautiful Tehama County.

The Hawes Family Leaves Their Mark on Agriculture & Education

Twin boys Roy and Ray were the first of five

children born in 1901 to Jacob and Lillian

Hawes at the family ranch in Anderson.

These active farm boys were corralled just long enough

to attend the Sacramento River School, and they surely

left a long-standing impression there, including

Roy’s initials carved into the back of the school building!

The twins must have had a fondness for school

because they both grew up to marry educators. Roy

married Virginia and Ray married Edna. Glenn Hawes,

a former supervisor with the Shasta County Board of

Supervisors and founder of the Historic Hawes Farms

in Anderson, is the son of Ray and Edna.

A conversation with Glenn can quickly span miles

and generations. I knew we would find plenty of farming

pride and connections to Tehama County embedded in

the Hawes family history, but what I didn’t expect was

the way our conversation kept turning to the educators

in the family. Female educators were popping up like ears

of corn in the Hawes corn maze.

So which came first, the agriculturists or the educators?

This question could be asked of many ranching

and farming families as schools were often founded by

agricultural communities to educate the children. To

this day, many women and men in the North State agricultural

communities hold teaching jobs, helping to

provide medical insurance for their families and keeping

things “steady” when the ebb and flow of ranching

and farming take a toll on family finances.

When speaking with Glenn Hawes about his

mother Edna, Tehama County and education were

the most frequent topics. Without Edna Elizabeth Edwards,

there would be no Glenn Hawes with his spark

for lifelong learning, and there would be no Hawes

Farm. Edna was born November 16, 1912, in Oakland,

CA. She was raised on the family dairy in Richfield

and graduated from Corning High School. She attended

Chico State Normal College, later renamed Chico

State Teachers College.

In 1937 Edna was teaching music when she met

Ray. He was working at the Coleman Fish Hatchery

when Edna visited to pick up some salmon. They married

in 1939 and called their first home in Paradise “49

Pines.” Ray had started working as a trimmer man at

the sawmill in Sterling City. Edna taught in Paradise

and eventually became the principal of the grammar

school in Magalia. Somewhere along the way, she

made time to get a master’s degree from Chico State by

taking summer classes.

Ray and Edna remained in Paradise until July 4,

1955, when they moved to a house on the Hawes family

ranch in Anderson. The ranch and its livestock—cattle,

sheep and hogs—had been divided among Jacob’s

sons. Ray and Edna named their new home "Hawes

River Acres," and Ray started farming while working

for Diamond National in Red Bluff. Ray and Edna had

two boys, Glenn, and Will, both of whom would go on

to get their college educations. Warren Weber introduced

his twin sister, Wanda, to Glenn while they

were all attending Chico State. Glenn and Wanda

married in 1964. Meanwhile, mother Edna became a

reading consultant for the Shasta County Schools, a

position she held for eight years. In 1975, Edna ended

her 39-year career as an educator; teaching the last

seven years at Shasta College.

The deep California history of the Hawes family

makes me think of the Bidwells, another early agricultural

family who also believed in education. As a

boy, John Bidwell walked 300 miles to get his education

and to become a teacher. Later, as a farmer and

rancher in “Rancho Chico,” he donated eight acres of

his cherry orchard for the teacher’s college that Edna

Edwards would eventually attend. John Bidwell was

said to be one of the first visitors to Tehama County

in 1843, and he was “favorably impressed.”

The first school in the Tehama County area opened

in 1855. An area known at the time for its grain, fruit,

vegetable and wool production needed schools for the

children. By 1890 there were 13 teachers in the County

(sites.rootsweb.com/~cagha/history/history-tehama.

htm). Agriculture and education were both priorities.

The Women’s Federation of Kindergartens had

the following compliment for the Corning area in

1914. “One of the interesting proofs this government

report gives of the appreciation of the kindergarten

in California communities which have tried it out

is in the town of Corning. Out of 40 children of kindergarten

age, 37 are enrolled in the public-school

kindergarten, and the qualifications required of the

teacher are of the highest standard. There are only

about a dozen other places of its size in the whole

country which provide so well for their children as

does this progressive little Tehama County city.”

(historyandhappenings.squarespace.com/tehama-county/2012/4/17/riceville-corning.html)

Rather than one preceding the other, it seems

that a heart for learning can go hand-in-hand with a

dedication to work and improve our lands. That heart

is still displayed in the Hawes children. Lori Richards,

Glenn and Wanda’s daughter, has taught second

grade for 24 years at Millville School. Her other passion?

Raising and training border collies and managing

her own cattle herd. Glenn and Wanda’s son

Greg owns the Hawes Ranch and Farm Supply store

in Red Bluff and manages the farm in Anderson with

his wife Nikola. You will find their kids helping at the

farm both early and late but never interfering with

school hours. Well done, Grandma Edna! Ó

Kate and her family are “adventureschoolers”

more than homeschoolers.

Back home in Red Bluff, while recouping

from their travels, Kate writes historical

fiction—her first novel is set in rural

Northern California. Contact Kate at

kate@northstateparent.com.

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• California Credentialed Teachers

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• Focus on college & career readiness

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children do not read at grade level.

We need concerned citizens who can spend 1 hour a

week helping a child learn to read, building their selfconfidence

and setting them on a path to success.

Sign up online and connect with us on Facebook!

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TEHAMA COUNTY A Place Where Families Grow

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the recycling, and could make

the other items unrecyclable!

Keep the stream clean!

Please only put

Clean and Dry items

in the recycling bin,

and always recycle

your cans and bottles!

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Book Family Farm

Local farms that offer

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mazes and more.

Farms that offer older

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North 44 State Parent magazine’s top picks for harvest fun this

season. Autumn is always a wonderful time; the air is getting

cooler, the leaves are growing colorful, and it’s time to check

out some of the Harvest Happenings in the North State.

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Whether you are looking for the perfect pumpkin, a good scare

at a haunted house, or some fresh local harvest produce, there

Lakeis something in our 2019 Harvest Happenings section for

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everyone. Be sure to look through our Going Places section for

additional family fun this October.

Barry Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary

Spooktacular BBQ: October 12

NEVADA

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The Barry Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary provides rehabilitation and long-term care for

a wide range of wild animals, including tigers, macaws, lemurs, alligators, and coatimundis!

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for a fall-themed Spooktacular BBQ, featuring visits with these fascinating creatures,

fun activities for all ages, and, of course, a delicious barbecue meal. Mud Creek

Misfits will perform live music. Children can get extra use out of their 70Halloween costumes

by competing in a friendly costume contest at 3:30pm. 49 Kids can also jump like

wild animals Lakes in a bounce Basin house. Tickets cost $20 per adult, $10 per child, or $50 for

a family pack (two Rec adults Area and two kids), available over the phone, 20 online, miles or Wilson

Printing & Signs in Chico. Tickets purchased 49 in advance include to the Reno barbecue meal.

www.kirshner.org. (530) 533-1000.

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Book Family Farm Pumpkin Patch: Starting October 1

The Book Family Farm Pumpkin Patch beckons pumpkin enthusiasts throughout the month of October. With a variety

of pumpkins, winter squash and other seasonal decorations, your family can bring home the best and brightest

icons of fall. The many animals at this old-fashioned family farm hold a special charm for young children. Little

ones will love watching the antics of Bossie, Coco and Hazel the cows; Lucy and Ethel the calves; Clarence and

Annabelle the goats; and, of course, Henny Penny the chicken—and all 107 of her friends! Through the crops and

animals, the farm celebrates the harvest season by introducing children & adults to important concepts of food

production. Open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fun, educational field trips

are available by appointment. 153 Heavy Horse Ln, Durham. www.bookfamilyfarm.net. (530) 530-342-4375

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2019 Harvest Happenings

Historic Hawes Farms: Starting

September 28

Even though “history” is part of its name, Historic Hawes Farms

offers families a wide range of modern fun, including bumper cars,

go-karts, zip lines, haunted attractions, a roller coaster, a mechanical

bull, a pumpkin blaster and more! Those with a taste for more

traditional harvest activities will love the pony or stagecoach rides,

the six-acre corn maze and the 8-acre pumpkin patch that boasts

more than 50 pumpkin and gourd varieties for visitors to choose

from. In addition to these ongoing activities, the farm hosts special

events every weekend. This year they'll be hosting their first major

recording artist, Gabby Barrett, of American Idol fame. She'll be

playing on October 19th at 8:00 p.m. They're also hosting Red

Bluff native Chad Bushnell on October 5th. October 12th is their

annual Taste of the Maize. Look for the North State Parent magazine

booth and others for a goody in the maze. Western Weekend,

October 19-20, and Cornfest October 26-27. 6465 Deschutes Rd.

Anderson. Get details on other acts and purchase tickets online

at www.HistoricHawesFarms.com. (530) 365-2332.

Dairyville Orchard Festival:

October 19th

For some real country fun visit the Dairyville Orchard

Festival at Lassen View Elementary School, Highway

99E in Los Molinos on October 19th, from 10am-4pm.

Sample and purchase freshly harvested local goods,

including walnuts, almonds, pecans, olives and the

festival’s famous chocolate-covered prunes! Enjoy the

artisan marketplace with over 60 vendors, food trucks,

live entertainment, children’s activities and antique

farming equipment. Find treasures at the silent auction.

To date, this community-run festival has raised

and awarded over $258,000 in scholarship monies.

Free admission. Info: www.dairyvillefestival.

Country Pumpkins: Starting October 1

True to its name, Country Pumpkins in Orland has five acres of pumpkins and interesting gourds for visitors to

explore, plus a country store with a variety of jams, jellies, local honey, pumpkin butter and syrup, and other

farm products. Families can have bales of fun on the hay pyramid and hay slide. This family-owned and operated

farm also offers an observation beehive to introduce children to the important role these insects play in

agriculture. One of the farm’s most popular attractions is its 10-acre corn maze, uniquely designed each year

by the owner’s family. The proceeds of the maze benefit 4-H programs and other local non-profit organizations.

On six select nights during October, the “brave at heart” (10 years and older) can visit the haunted

version of the maze to get a dose of the Halloween thrills. The daytime maze costs $3/person; the nighttime

maze costs $10/person. Parking and general entry are free. Look for signs between Road P and Stony Creek.

7152 Highway 32, Orland. www.countrypumpkins.org.

Chico FFA Henshaw Farm:

Starting September 29

Located on Henshaw between Guynn and Alamo Avenues, the

Chico FFA Henshaw Farm carries on a proud legacy of agricultural

education at Chico High School. Among other skills, students

in FFA (Future Farmers of America) learn how to plant, irrigate,

manage pests, market and sell agricultural products, all through

hands-on practice. The students welcome the community to get

a taste of fall by visiting their pumpkin patch, starting on Saturday,

September 29 at 9:00 a.m. The Henshaw Farm will be open

to pumpkin hunters 4:00 p.m. to dusk Monday through Friday,

and from 9:00 a.m. to dusk on the weekends. For more information,

contact Elva Anderson (eanderson@chicousd.org) or visit the

Chico FFA Chapter on Facebook. www.chicoffa.com.

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Hillside Poms’ Fall Harvest

Hillside Poms' Fall Harvest invites guests to come pick their own

pomegranates or simply purchase a pre-picked box of delicious,

chemical-free pomegranates to juice, jelly, or eat fresh. This

unique, seed-like fruit offers not only a refreshing, crisp flavor,

but great health benefits, including high quantities of antioxidants

and Vitamin C. Hillside Poms’ harvest has increased each year,

and the season typically runs from October through late December.

As a family-owned farm, Hillside Poms welcomes families

with children of all ages. Kids love using the farm’s simple and

effective juicer to squeeze the sparkling red juice from the fresh

fruit. Check Facebook for opening date and hours. 1271 Capay

Rd, Corning. www.hillsidepoms.com. (530) 228-3050.

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2019 Harvest Happenings

Julia’s Fruit Stand

If you’re looking for a drive-by harvest, stop at Julia’s Fruit Stand on Highway 99. Nestled amid beautiful

orchards, the stand has been a venue for fresh, delicious farm produce grown by the Brandt family and

their neighbors for 19 years. In the autumn, get tree-ripened apples of several varieties, including Somerset,

Granny Smith and Fuji, and find other seasonal fruits and vegetables for sale. Come to JULIA’S FRUIT STAND

pumpkin patch! Julia’s Fruit Stand offers 20 varieties of colorful pumpkins that come in all shapes and

sizes—sometimes up to as large as 100 pounds! Open every day from 8am-6pm, rain or shine, until October

31st. 11475 CA-99, Los Molinos. (530) 354-4775.

Kids’ Farm Day & Family Safety

Fair at Patrick Ranch: October 19th

Gather the family and come to Kids’ Farm Day & Family Safety Fair at

Patrick Ranch Museum on Saturday, October 19th. This annual event,

sponsored by North State Parent magazine, celebrates the abundant

agricultural community surrounding Butte County by offering farm fun

for the whole family. Through hands-on activities, even the smallest

kids can learn about animals, farms and where our food comes from.

Animal crafts, pumpkin picking and pony cart rides. Parents will

especially appreciate touring the lovely museum grounds, complete

with a historic farmhouse and vintage farm equipment. Visit our Be

Safe Zone for fire and other safety info. Arrive at 10:00 a.m. to create

a stick horse while supplies last, then race your horse in our derby

at noon sharp. Enjoy a slice of locally made cake to celebrate North

State Parent magazine’s 26th anniversary! Pack a picnic and stay for

the day. Bring your own bag for your child’s projects to take home.

The first 25 families receive free gift bag. Admission is $5; kids 12 and

under $3. Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway (between Chico and

Durham). www.patrickranchmuseum.org. (530) 859-2309.

Trinity Lutheran’s Fall Festival:

October 12

Johnny Appleseed Days:

October 5 & 6

Trinity Lutheran’s Fall Festival will transform the churchyard into a

colorful, family-friendly carnival on the last Saturday of October. Kids

can jump around in the bounce house, and the church welcomes

people of all ages to enjoy hayrides, face painting, games, and

more! If you come with an appetite, you’ll enjoy snacking on candy,

popcorn, and goodies from the bake sale. Admission is free, and all

visitors are invited to bring friends. The festival will kick off at 1:00

p.m. and wind down around 5:00 p.m. 2440 Hilltop Dr., Redding.

www.reddingtlc.org. (530) 221-6686.

Butte County’s Johnny Appleseed Days, a family tradition

celebrating Paradise’s apple heritage, is California’s oldest

harvest festival. This year marks the festival’s 131st anniversary,

with two full days of fun, featuring children’s games,

face painting, live entertainment, and artisan vendors. This

year, while Noble Orchards recovers, the Paradise Ridge

Chamber of Commerce will be assembling Do-it-Yourself

Pie Baking kits, and serving 1,000 FREE slices of apple

pie to attendees as a "thank you" for shelter and assistance

during this singular year of change. Johnny Appleseed

comes "From Paradise, with Love." Johnny Appleseed’s

annual visit to share stories always charms children. Admission

is free. The festival takes place Saturday, October 5,

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 6, 10:00 a.m.

to 4:00 p.m. at Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway. Paradisechamber.com/Johnny-appleseed-days.(530)

877-9356.

Peterson Sisters Pumpkin Patch: Starting September 29

There will be many family fun activities every Saturday throughout October, like a Scarecrow contest, pumpkin

painting, sack races, face painting, etc. FFA students are helping around the patch. Enjoy our hayride

tractor. Watch your children play on the hay pyramid and giant blow-up slide & bounce house. Field fresh

pumpkins and gourds. Beverages and fresh baked goods, by Roots Catering, made with their own pumpkins!

Expect to be greeted with a smile & leave with happiness in your heart! The pumpkin patch opens every

Friday (3:00 p.m. to sunset), and every Saturday and Sunday (10:00 a.m. to sunset) before Halloween. Field

trips can be made by appointment. 32000 Bell Rd, Chico. www.pspumpkinpatch.com

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play time, music/movement and a lot of hands-on

activities. This is achieved through a variety of

fun, age appropriate curriculum including Zoo

Phonics. We are divided into five different groups

with a structured daily routine. We encourage

children to be independent thinkers, have

compassion and build confidence. Lic# 045405901

TEHAMA COUNTY

Childcare Referral and Education

Red Bluff. shastacoe.org.

409 Walnut St. • (530) 529-3131

Our subsidized assistance programs support

families who are working, seeking work, going to

school, or meet other qualifying criteria. Contact

us for assistance in locating a licensed childcare

provider in your area.

PALO CEDRO

Redding Christian Preschool

and Pre-Kindergarten

21945 Old 44 Drive • (530) 547-5600

Ages: 3-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm

mid-August through May

reddingchristian.com

Located just east of Redding in Palo Cedro, our

private Christian preschool and pre-kindergarten

programs offer a variety of hands-on learning,

sensory/motor integration and academic skill

building that focus on spiritual, academic, social

and physical development. Our comprehensive

pre-kindergarten curriculum challenges students

in language arts, number sense, science and social

studies, all while instilling a Biblical world view

and a life-long love of learning. Lic# 455406244

RED BLUFF

Tehama County Department

Of Education State Preschool Programs

Bidwell State Preschool

1052 Dumosa Dr. • (530) 529-5867

Red Bluff Lic. #525404771

M Times: M-F, 8:15-11:15am & 12:30-3:30pm

Columbia State Preschool

1623 Columbia Ave. • (530) 824-6528

Corning Lic. #525403214

SM Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm

Gerber State Preschool

23014 Chard Ave. • (530) 385-1537

Gerber Lic. #525403200

M Times: M-F, 8:30-11:30am & 12:30-3:30pm

Jackson Heights State Preschool

224 Jackson St. • (530) 529-6741

Red Bluff Lic. #525405509

M Times: M-F, 8:15-11:15am & 12:30-3:30pm

Lincoln Street State Preschool

1265 Lincoln St. • (530) 528-7373

Red Bluff Lic. #525406421

SM Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm

Metteer State Preschool

695 Kimball Rd. • (530) 529-5214

Red Bluff Lic. #525403199

M Times: M-F, 8:15-11:15am & 12:30-3:30pm

Olive View State Preschool

521 Almond St. • (530) 824-5319

Corning Lic. #525405507

SM Times: M-F, 8:15-11:15am & 12:30-3:30pm

Tehama County Department of Education State

Preschool programs are for children ages 3- 5yrs.

and are free or low cost to qualifying families. We

value each child and family and pride ourselves

on providing a safe, nurturing environment that

integrates your child’s interests into the learning

process. We provide engaging hands-on activities

that facilitate all aspects of development.Full year,

full or part day options.

Please say you saw it in North State Parent magazine. This helps us grow!

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REDDING

Columbia's Lion Cubs Preschool

10142 Old Oregon Trail • (530) 223-4070 x315

SM Ages: 2-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-6pm

Our experienced, qualified and nurturing teachers

provide for every aspect of your child’s preschool

experience. We offer full, extended and half-day

programs with small class sizes, hands-on

learning, kindergarten readiness and activities

in all areas of learning. There is no residency requirement

to live in the Columbia District for your

child to attend the preschool. Lic# 455403185

Grant Preschool

8835 Swasey Drive • (530) 243-2773

grantpreschool.com

S Ages: 2-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7am - 6pm

Located on Grant School Campus. We encourage

students to maximize growth cognitively,

emotionally, socially and physically. Kindergarten

readiness curriculum includes Open Court Math

& Language Arts, Sparks P.E., Music, Handwriting

Without Tears® and Brain Gym®. Flexible rates

and scheduling. Lic# 455401675

Kids and Me Preschool

3695 Churn Creek Rd. • (530) 222-3525

DS Ages: 2-6 yrs • Times: M-F, 7am-5:30pm

reddingpreschools.com

Quality preschool program in a happy, caring

environment. Stimulating and comprehensive

curriculum will prepare your child for kindergarten.

Clean facility with large outdoor play area in

a park-like setting. Lic# 455406526

Munchkin University Infant Center

& Preschool

2620 Railroad Ave. • (530) 241-8666

munchkinuniversity.com

DSM Ages: Infant Center: 8 wks-2 yrs;

Preschool: 2-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 6:30am-5:30pm

At Munchkin University we believe that children

need as many positive experiences as possible.

Our amazing staff provides a great environment

where each child is appropriately challenged and

encouraged daily. Lic # 451374 213 & 451374 214

Montessori Children's House

of Shady Oaks

1410 Victor Ave. • (530) 222-0355

shadyoaksmontessori.com

DS Ages: 2 yrs-K • Times: M-F, 7:30am-

5:30pm

Education begins at birth, building skills that last

a lifetime. Montessori helps children become

life-long independent learners through purposeful

play. We provide engaging hands-on activities

that facilitate all aspects of development. Lic #

455405949/451373317

Redding Co-op Preschool

658 Mary St. • (530) 241-4355

reddingcooppreschool.org

S Ages:2 yr.9 months- 5 yrs • Times: 2 days a

week or 3 days a week, 9am-12pm

Providing a unique learning environment as a

parent-participation preschool with a teacher/

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director planned curriculum. Children experience

learning through guided play. Activities include

music and movement, arts and crafts, science

and math, literature and language arts, as well as

outdoor exploration. Lic# 455401222

Secret Garden

118 Churn Creek Rd. • (530) 244-1891

secretgardenredding.com

DSM Ages: 2-K • Times: M-F, 7:30am-6pm

We offer excellent pre-K phonics, Kindergarten

Readiness with assessments. A full curriculum with

cultural appreciation, farm animals, natural foods,

plenty of time for reading books, empathy building,

respect for others and a huge outdoor play area

including a giant sandbox. Lic# 455405638

Shasta County Office of Education

State Preschools

Our State Preschool classrooms are certified high

quality and offer young children an opportunity

to learn the social, emotional, and academic skills

necessary for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Our inclusive and diverse environments encourage

children to learn and grow through hands-on experiences.

Preschool staff are qualified through California

Teacher Credentialing and participate in ongoing

professional development to ensure children receive

the most up to date research-based programming.

Tuition assistance is available for eligible families.

Contact us for more information (530) 225-2999.

Trinity Lutheran Early

Learning Center

2440 Hilltop Dr. • (530) 221-6686

DSM Ages: 2yrs-Pre-K

Times: M-F, 7:30am - 5:45pm

We at Trinity Lutheran Early Learning Center

strongly believe that nothing is more important

in the life of a young child than a thorough and

meaningful Christian education, an education

that teaches the young person about the love of

Christ, and how to share that love in all responsibilities

and relationships. Lic# 451373105

West Redding Preschool

3490 Placer St. • (530) 243-2225

westreddingpreschool.webs.com

DSM Ages: 6 wks-12 yrs • Times: M-F,

6:30am-6pm

A private accredited academic learning environment.

Our goal is to prepare each child today for the

educational challenges that they may face tomorrow.

Our curriculum focuses on developing each child’s

academic growth & uniqueness. Lic# 455401406

YMCA Collaborative Preschools

YMCA Collaborative Preschools

(530) 246-9622. sfymca.org.

Manzanita, 1240 Manzanita Hills Ave.,

Redding Lic. #455406288

S Ages: 2-5

North Cottonwood, 19920 Gas Point Rd.,

Cottonwood Lic. #455406760

S Ages: 3-5

Offered in partnership with local schools.

Providing safe learning environments designed to

build school readiness, self-regulations and social

skills. Year-round school options.

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Grab your bike & helmet then head to the

Pumpkinhead Family Bike Ride in Red

Bluff. Help support Whittenberg Country

School & get some good exercise at the same

time! See the 12th. (Tehama County)

Celebrate with the North State Parent staff the Annual

Kids' Farm Day And Family Safety Fair in Durham! On

this day there will be lots of fun for the entire family. Enjoy

educational booths, exciting crafts & so much more. We

hope to see old friends & meet new readers at this annual

event! See the 19th. (Butte County)

Get into the festive spirit at the Halloween Jamboree

Gymnastics Competition in Oroville! Support the

local team, enjoy raffle prizes & more. See the 26th.

(Butte County). Photo by Michelle Huffman.

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER

Find out about pumpkin patches & other spectacular October

harvest events in our Harvest Happenings feature on page 22.

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phone numbers provided to verify dates and times of events.

ART & MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Apollo 50: A New Perspective Exhibition; Ashland, OR.

Thru 10/10. Allows people young & old to experience the

small steps that led to the giant leap of the moon landings.

All ages. Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm. $12/adults; $10/

children & seniors; free ages 2 & under. ScienceWorks

Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St. (541)482-6767.

Chico Air Museum. View jet & propeller aircraft plus

an impressive display of aviation & space artifacts.

Peruse the research library & gift shop. Th-Sun, 9am-

2pm. Group/field trip visits by reservation. Free, but

donations appreciated. Chico Airport, 165 Ryan Ave.

(530)345-6468.

Chico Children’s Museum. Experience the new wonderland

in many different play exhibits with your child.

Bond in a playful environment with the entire family. All

ages. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm & Sun, 12-5pm. $7-$9/person;

ages 0-23mo free. 325 Main St. (530)809-1492.

Chico Creek Nature Center. Experience nature

indoors at this delightful, small, child-friendly location.

Geared towards nature, animals & science. Meet a

variety of reptiles, a western screech owl & a red-tailed

hawk. Includes a playroom for young children. Also

offers seasonal children’s nature camps. Wed-Sat,

11am-3pm. Closed some holidays; call ahead. 1968 E

8th St. in lower Bidwell Park (530)891-4671.

Chico Through Time Exhibition. Explore Chico’s history

in different themes. Housed in the historic Andrew

Carnegie Library. Families enjoy the changing exhibits

& the knowledge that comes with each visit. Th-Sun,

11am-4pm. $3-$5. Chico History Museum, 141 Salem

St. (530)891-4336.

Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Explore the world

of science-related activities & new exhibit: Before &

Beyond the Moon. All ages. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm; thru

12/15. Free with museum admission, $5-$7; ages 2 &

under free. 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121.

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Exhibition; Redding.

What makes us, us? This high-tech & high-intensity

exhibition helps you discover what genomic science

can tell you about disease, where we fit into the natural

world & even how humans populated the planet. All

ages. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm; thru

Jan 2020. Free for members or with park admission,

$12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844

Sundial Bridge Dr. (530) 243-8850.

Monca: The Museum Of Northern California Art;

Chico. Ongoing exhibitions with Nights of Art Making

& panel discussions. For children: Outings with artists,

field trips to the museum & educational outreach in

the classroom. For families: films, live music & more.

Guided tours avail. Th–Sun, 11am-5pm. $5; students &

children free. 900 Esplanade. (530)487-7272.

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history &

location of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All

ages. Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. Donations

appreciated. 1 N. Old Stage Rd. (530)926-5508.

Mystery Of The Mayan Medallion Exhibition; Redding.

Experience what it’s like to be an archaeologist,

biologist or astromathematician as you explore the

world of the ancient Maya & uncover clues that will

lead you to a long-lost & priceless medallion. Delve

into science, language, history & mathematics in this

hands-on, immersive treasure hunt of an exhibition. All

ages. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm; thru

Jan 2020. Free for members or with park admission,

$12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844

Sundial Bridge Dr. (530) 243-8850.

Reptile Exhibit Room; Redding. Check out reptiles

from around the world on display plus enjoy feeding

& petting the tortoise & lizards that roam the room. All

ages. Tue-Sat, 12-5:30pm. $3-$4. Redding Reptiles,

991 Lake Blvd. (530)338-2445.

MONTH-LONG & SPECIAL

HAPPENINGS

Aquatic Adventures; Redding. Learn about water

ecosystems & the importance of the Sacramento River

through a variety of fun interpretive programs like fish

& beaver feedings, turtle talks & training sessions. Daily,

10:30am; thru April 2020. Free for members or with

park admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration

Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Autumn Fest Educational Field Trips;

Durham. Beginning 10/8, students enjoy a

field trip around the interactive educational & natural

history museum & take home a small pumpkin. All

ages. Tue-Th, times vary; thru 10/24. $5. Patrick Ranch

Museum, 10381 Midway. (530)342-4359.

Azad’s Martial Arts Online Special; Chico. Kids

learn important life skills like leadership, goal setting,

self-control & self-defense skills while getting a good

workout. Check out the online special — 8 lessons

including 2 private lessons. Ages 3 & up. Mon-Fri,

3-7pm. $95. Azad’s Martial Arts Center, 313 Walnut St.,

Ste. 150. (530)892-2923.

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Support this wildlife foundation which

provides rehabilitation & long-term care for exotic &

native species, educational programs, guided tours &

more. All ages. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. $6-$20; ages 2 &

under free. 4995 Durham-Pentz Rd. (530)533-1000.

Basecamp Boulders Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Climbing

fun on multiple routes in a bouldering room featuring

about 600 sq. ft. of climbing surface. All ages welcome;

14 & under with parent supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

$5/day pass, $40/monthly pass; shoe rental $4. Shasta

Base Camp, 308 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-2359.

Boys & Girls Club Of The Siskiyous After-School

Program; Mt. Shasta. Offers a safe place for youth

to learn, play & grow after school with professionally-trained

staff & world-class programs that help

children build the skills & confidence needed to reach

great futures. For grades 2-8. Mon-Fri, 2:30-6:30pm;

thru June 2020. $20/school-year. Sisson School, 601

E. Alma St. (530)220-7623.

Family Value Night: Bowling & Pizza; Redding. Bring

friends & family for 2 hours of unlimited bowling.

Includes pizza & soda. Ages 4 & up. Daily, 6:30-

8:30pm. $50/lane up to 5 people, then $5/person up to

8 players, includes shoes; must pre-reg. Shasta Lanes,

11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773.

Ishi Archery Club; Red Bluff. Enjoy some screen-free

family time out on the archery range. Call for details

& waiver info. Ages 6 & up with parental supervision.

Open daily, dawn to dusk. $5/day-pass; $40/individual

yearly pass; $45/family yearly pass. Hwy 36, 2.7 miles

east of the junction. (530)347-5442.

Music For The Masses; Yreka. Learn how to play a

new instrument every day or get the practice you want/

need. Choose from many different instruments. This

class may also be funded by your child’s charter school.

All ages. Tue-Sat, times vary. $35/lesson; must pre-reg.

Shoppe Serendipity, 404 S. Main St. (530)598-0075.

National Night Out; Redding. Join Redding Recreation

in taking back our city from crime. This is a way for

citizens to work with city representatives to make our

city even better. All ages. 6:30-9pm; Free; locations

vary. Visit www.cityofredding.org for more info.

Painting & Drawing Lessons; Chico. Artist &

instructor Janet Lombardi Blixt invites children & adults

to enjoy creative exploration with painting & drawing

in a supportive & friendly instructional atmosphere.

After-school & homeschool classes avail. Ages 7 & up.

Tue-Th, 1-2:30pm. $35/weekly. Chico Art School &

Gallery, 261 E. 3rd St. (530)570-3895.

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Parrot Playhouse; Redding. Walk thru an interactive

aviary featuring beautiful Australian lorikeets; feed

colorful birds from your hand. Wed-Sun, 10:30am-

4pm. Closed 11:45am-1pm daily. Free for members

or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50. Nectar cups

$1. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr.

(530)243-8850.

Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp; Redding. Children can

view animals & explore hands-on exhibits like the new

Smokejumper exhibit, then stroll outside to enjoy the

Parrot Playhouse & 2 exclusive playgrounds. Mon-Fri,

9:30am-4pm; Sat & Sun 10:30am-4pm. Parrot Playhouse

closed 11:45am-1pm daily. Included with paid

park admission ($12.50-16.50) & free for members.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr.

(530)243-8850.

Sundial Riffle Raffle; Redding. Get your tickets.

Celebrating 30 years of supporting youth. Formerly

known as Ducky Derby, this fundraiser helps children

engage in activities that lead to better long-term

health. Live streams on Facebook on 10/18. All ages.

$5. Riffle Raffle Headwaters, 1910 Market St., Ste. B.

(530)225-8583.

Tween & Teen Y Club Enrichment Program; Redding.

Offers food, fun, facilitated activities, homework help, a

computer lab, fitness (including swimming, basketball

& other court sports), a chance to socialize, leadership

development, mentors & more. Ages 12-18. M-F,

2-6pm; must pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N.

Court St. (530)246-9622.

Young Musicians Program; Yreka. Learn how to play

a new instrument every day or get the practice you

want/need. This class is grant funded; limited space

avail. Ages 7-19. Tue-Sat, times vary. $10/lesson;

must pre-reg. Shoppe Serendipity, 404 S. Main St.

(530)598-0075.

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Azad’s Martial Arts Online Special; Chico. Kids

learn important life skills like leadership, goal setting,

self-control & self-defense skills while getting a good

workout. Check out the online special — 8 lessons

including 2 private lessons. Ages 3 & up. Mon-Fri,

3-7pm. $95. Azad’s Martial Arts Center, 313 Walnut St.,

Ste. 150. (530)892-2923.

Buddin’ Sprouts Program; Chico. A progression of

Little Red Hen’s Lil’ Sprouts program, where advanced

sensory, socialization, behavioral & communication

skills are encouraged for children with autism & other

socially-related disabilities. Ages 8-12. Tue, 2-5pm.

Free; must pre-reg. Little Red Hen Lifespan Center,

2418 Cohasset Rd. #150. (530)897-0900.

Cheap Skate Night; Chico. This fun night of roller

skating features weekly themes, games & family hits

music. All ages. Tue, 6:30-8:30pm. $6.50, includes skate

rental. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601.

Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra cheerleading

skills; practice or prepare to be an All Star. Learn

tumbling skills, jumps, motions & flexibility. $55/month;

$10/class. Tue, 3:30-4:30pm. Chico Cheer All Stars

Gym, 13306 Cabin Hollow Ct., Ste. 120. (530)894-2227.

Childbirth Preparation Class Series; Chico. Highly

trained registered nurse instructors help prepare you

for birth, newborn care & breastfeeding in this 5-week

series. Promotes individual & family choices, including

natural breathing & relaxation techniques & pain

management options. Tue, 6-8pm; thru 10/29. $175/

couple. Enloe Mother & Baby Ed. Center, 251 Cohasset

Rd. #120. (530)332-3970.

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books &

stories, songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music

making & parachute play. All ages. Tue/Th, 9:15-

10am. Free. Apple Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow

Ave. (530)345-1617.

Crafters Club; Oroville. Bring your project to work on

while enjoying the company of other yarn enthusiasts.

Tue, 3-5pm. Free. Oroville Branch Library, 1820 Mitchell

Ave. (530)538-7642.

Open Play; Chico. Come play with your little one. Ages

5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm. $8/hr; pre-paid hrs

avail; ages 10mos & under free. Sunny Garden Montessori,

2801 Godman Ave., Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Painting & Drawing Lessons; Chico. Artist &

instructor Janet Lombardi Blixt invites children & adults

to enjoy creative exploration with painting & drawing

in a supportive & friendly instructional atmosphere.

After-school & homeschool classes avail. Ages 7 & up.

Tue-Th, 1-2:30pm. $35/weekly. Chico Art School &

Gallery, 261 E. 3rd St. (530)570-3895.

Preschool Storytime; Chico. Enjoy stories, songs

& crafts. Ages 3-5. Tue, 10am & 11am. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Rhythm Kids; Chico. Young children enjoy music on

the drums, play & more. Ages 4-5. Tue, 2:15pm. $8/

class. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave.,

Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun of

BMX racing, including Strider races. Practices Tue

(5:30-7pm, $5); Racing on Th (reg. 6pm, race 7pm;

$10) & Sun (reg. 10am, race 11am; $10); weather

permitting. All ages. Free to watch. 2352 Dr. Martin

Luther King Jr. Parkway. (530)566-1269.

Tap & Tumble; Chico. A beginning tap class with a

twist. In addition to teaching shuffles, flaps & other

basic tap steps, instructors use fun games to teach

rhythm & add an obstacle course for extra excitement.

Ages 4-7. Wed, 4-5pm. $52/month; $14 drop-in.

Kinetics Academy of Dance, 627 Broadway St., Ste.

100. (530)345-2505.

GLENN COUNTY

Preschool Storytime; Willows. Enjoy storytime &

craft. Ages 5 & under. Tue, 11am. Free. Willows Public

Library, 201 N. Lassen St. (530)934-5156.

SHASTA COUNTY

Alateen Meeting; Redding. For ages 12-20 who

are affected by someone else’s drinking. Provides

a safe place to share feelings with other teens who

understand. Offers tools & support. Tue, 6-7pm.

Free. Drop in or call for info. Empire Outpatient Recovery

Center, 1600 West St. Call or text (530)355-

9470.

Beginning Foil Fencing; Redding. Students will

learn footwork, blade-work, timing & strategy, the 8

parries & simple attacks. Ages 8 & up. Tue 6-8pm;

thru 10/29. $27; must pre-reg, Caldwell Recreation

Center, 56 Quartz Hill Rd. (530)225-4095.

Chess Group Fun; Redding. Whether new to the

game or wanting to practice, this is the place for

you. Players enjoy games of chess while instructors

observe, give advice & facilitate the fun. All ages.

Tue, 6-7:30pm. Free, everyone welcome. Shasta

Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Children’s Gymnastics; Redding. A fun combination

of gymnastics, strength & conditioning. Children

learn age-appropriate skills & drills on floor, beam,

bar & springboard. Ages 4-8. Tue, 4-4:45pm. $35/

month (Y members $25/month). Shasta Family

YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Family Night Jump Time; Redding. Bring the whole

gang for a jumping experience in a fun-filled environment

– it’s healthy, active fun. All ages. 2-8pm.

$9/hour; $2 add’l hour. Rare Air Trampoline Park,

3625 Old 44 Dr. (530)221-1206.

Celebrating International

Women In Business

Month with a Symposium

Friday Oct. 4 th at 6 P.M.

Mount Shasta Resort

Tickets $50 per person,

includes dinner. Live dessert

auction & fun raffle tickets

for sale. Come hear speaker

Kimberly Chabot, Life Coach

from the Handel Group. Be

inspired and motivated to

create and cultivate real, lasting impact in your

community, this Design Your Life presentation

will offer you a starting point to jumpstart your

journey! For tickets call (530) 524-6787.

Gabby Barrett

in Concert

October 19th - 8 p.m.

American

Idol finalist

and #1

recording

artist whose

hits include

“I Hope”

and “The

Good Ones.”

WIBN meets the 1st Thursday of the

month at Lily’s in Mt. Shasta, 5:30 P.M.

Come join us! All are welcome.

We are a network of dynamic women achieving

their business goals through inspiration. mentoring

& support . Don’t have time to attend meetings?

Join by sending in your member dues of $60 .

Support local enterprises run by

women in Siskiyou County

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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, GLENN, SHASTA, SISKIYOU & TEHAMA COUNTIES

Homeschool PE; Redding. Children in grades K thru

8 build physical fitness & enhance skill development

with age-appropriate activities, sports & games

utilizing the Y’s gymnasium, pool & group studios. Free

with Y membership. Tue & Th, 3-4pm. Shasta Family

YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Homeschool Sewing Classes; Redding. This sewing

series is designed for beginners as well as those

who have sewing experience. Beginners will make a

pillowcase, apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages

8-18. Mon/Tue, 1-3pm; thru June 2020. $25/class;

must pre-reg; limited space. Hokema’s, 2736 Bechelli

Ln. (530)223-1970.

Junior Ninja Warrior Class; Redding. Children have a

blast with an obstacle-style gymnastics course. Ages 5

& up. Mon/Tue/Fri, 4pm. $68/month. Galaxy Gymnastics,

910 Wall St. (530)222-4496.

Lil’ Chefs Class; Redding. A fun & educational cooking

experience for ages 3-5. Lil’ Chefs learn to follow

directions, enjoy shape & sensory exploration, develop

fine motor skills & more. Tue, 9-10am. $5/class (Y

members $3/class). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N.

Court St. (530)246-9622.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Offered to the

community at no cost thanks to grant support from

First 5 Shasta & Dignity Health. Mon, 4:30-5:30pm or

Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N.

Court St. (530)246-9622.

Preschool Open Gym; Redding. Little ones have a

blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks &

much more. Ages 5 & under. Tue/Th, 8:30-9:30am. $5/

child; supervised free play. Galaxy Gymnastics, 910

Wall St. (530)222-4496.

Read & Sing Storytime; Redding. Storytime, crafts

& songs for children of all ages. Tue, 10:30-11:30am.

Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100 Parkview Ave.

(530)245-7253.

Sew Much Fun Classes; Redding. This sewing series

is designed for beginners as well as those who have

sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18. Mon/

Tue, 3:30-5:30pm; thru June 2020. $25; must pre-reg;

limited space. Hokema’s, 2736 Bechelli Ln. (530)223-

1970.

Sharks Swim Team; Redding. Year-round competitive

swim team & pre-competitive team. Ages 5-12. M-F,

times vary by level. $80-$120/month; try 1 week free.

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Storytime; Redding. Celebrate the joys of reading at

this weekly storytime. Geared for ages 5 & under all

ages welcome. Tue, 10-10:30am. Free. Shasta Community

Health Center’s Pediatrics waiting room, 1035

Placer St. (530)246-5710.

Teen & Adult Martial Arts Classes; Redding. Increase

your skills & self-confidence as you learn punches,

kicks & blocks. All skill levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

Tue/Th, 7:30-8:30pm. $50/month; (Y members $35).

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Teen Advisory Board; Redding. Want to volunteer?

Join the Teen Advisory Board. Help plan events, make

& donate things to the community & help make Shasta

Public Libraries great. Ages 12-18. Tue, 6-7:30pm; thru

12/17. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100 Parkview

Ave. (530)245-7261.

Youth & Adult Hula; Redding. Students learn about

Hawaiian culture & dance, music, song, chants, stories,

Hawaiian language, weaving, lei making, ukulele

performing, aloha, respect & responsibility. Tue/Th,

4-5pm (ages 6-14) or 5-7pm (ages 15 & up); thru

10/31. $65; must pre-reg. Teen Center, 56 Quartz Hill

Rd. (530)225-4095.

Youth Martial Arts Classes; Redding. Children grades

K-8 increase their skills & self-confidence as they learn

punches, kicks & blocks. All skill levels welcome; must

be able to identify right & left hands. $45/month; (Y

members $30/month). Tue/Th, 6:30-7:30pm. Shasta

Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Mentorship For Kids; Mt. Shasta. Embark on a

weekly art adventure to learn the many fundamental

skills of art with an award-winning visionary art instructor.

Limited to 12 students. Ages 6-12. Tue, 4-6pm;

thru June 2020. Free; must pre-reg. Velvet Elephant Art

Center, 207 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-2297.

Beginning Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta.

Learn the smooth & salsa dances, & how to lead or

follow. Fun, supportive environment develops technique

& skills. Solo dancers welcome. All ages. Tue,

6:45-7:45pm. Members $20/8-classes; non-members

$5-$7/per class. Mt. Shasta Wellness Center, 633

Lassen Ln. (530)926-6010.

Communication & Communication Styles; Mt.

Shasta. This workshop will provide participants with

evidence-based, emotionally-focused tools for effective

communication. For adults. Tue, 5:15-7:15pm; thru

10/22. Free. First Baptist Church, 812 Lassen Ln.

(530)459-3481.

Knit & Crochet Tuesday; Dunsmuir. Come join the

fun at this weekly needlework event. An experienced

instructor is available to help you, whether you’re

just starting out or are a hook & needles wiz. Open to

everyone - supplies available. Free. 1-3pm. Dunsmuir

Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave.

(530)235-4400.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. $50/month. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts

Program, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2024.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Weed. Join an early childhood

facilitator with your young child each week to

play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory play.

Ages 5 & under. Tue & Th, 10-11:30am. Free. Family

& Community Resource Center of Weed, 260 Main St.

(530)938-9914.

Safe from the Start – How to Protect Children from

Trauma, Abuse, & Violence; Montague. Learn more

about the important role parents, caregivers, coaches,

& teachers have in developing habit resilience & in

creating safe, nurturing, & healthy environments

for children & youth to protect them from violent &

traumatic experiences. For adults. 5:30-7:30pm. Free.

HUB Communities Resource Center, 310 S. 13th St.

(530)459-3481.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Kids Fitness Classes; Red Bluff. Group fitness classes

taught in a safe & fun environment. Gets kids moving

& promotes motor & social skills, cooperative play,

athletic development & healthy habits. Ages 4-12.

Tue/Th, 4:20pm. $5/drop-in; discounts for members.

Tehama Family Fitness Center, 2498 S. Main St.

(530)528-8656.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Azad’s Martial Arts Online Special; Chico. Kids

learn important life skills like leadership, goal setting,

self-control & self-defense skills while getting a good

workout. Check out the online special — 8 lessons

including 2 private lessons. Ages 3 & up. Mon-Fri,

3-7pm. $95. Azad’s Martial Arts Center, 313 Walnut St.,

Ste. 150. (530)892-2923.

Babies Love Books Storytime; Chico. Enjoy this

special storytime. Ages 18mos & under. Wed, 11-

11:30am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman

Ave. (530)891-2726.

Bittie Baby & Me: Baby Massage Basics; Chico. This

class series promotes infant wellness & safety with

current info — new topic each week. Make friends in a

supportive environment. 10:30am-12pm. $20/class (free

if you delivered at Enloe). Enloe Mother & Baby Education

Center, 251 Cohasset Rd, Suite 120. (530)332-3970.

Cal Bear’s Kid Session; Chico. Young skaters enjoy open

skating & instruction. Ages 12 & under. Wed, 10:30am-

12:30pm. $6.25, includes skates (parents skate free). Cal

Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601.

Chico Wednesday Farmers Market. Enjoy locally

grown fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods,

soaps & much more. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or

shine. North Valley Plaza, Pillsbury Rd. (530)893-3276.

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making &

parachute play. All ages. Wed, 3:15-4pm. Free. Apple

Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Hip-Hop; Chico. With fun, upbeat music, students will

learn dancing moves & playful (clean & age-appropriate)

routines grounded in hip-hop, funk & jazz. Ages

4-11. Wed, 4-5pm: Move & Groove (ages 4-7); 6-7pm:

Hip-Hop (grades 2-6). $52/month. Kinetics Academy of

Dance, 627 Broadway St., #100. (530)345-2505.

Kids Activity Time; Gridley. Come enjoy a fun activity

designed just for kids. Ages 12 & under. Wed, 3pm. Free.

Gridley Branch Library, 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323.

Mommy & Me Dance; Chico. Build the confidence

in your little one while you both participate in a baby

ballet class tailored to you & your child. Enjoy special

bonding time with your toddler. Ages walking-3. Wed,

9:30-10am; thru 9/25. $35/4-classes; $10/drop-in.

Kinetics Academy of Dance, 627 Broadway St., #100.

(530)345-2505.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm. $8/

hr; pre-paid hrs avail; ages 10mos & under free. Sunny

Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave., Ste. 140.

(530)343-3101.

Preschool Storytime; Oroville. Preschoolers hear great

children’s stories. Ages 3-5. Wed, 11am. Free. Oroville

Branch Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Wildlife Wonders: Aquatic Insects; Chico. Take a dive

into the types of aquatic insects living around us in the

rivers, streams & creeks. Get a stamp on your bookmark

every time you attend Wildlife Wonders & a cool

prize once you fill up your bookmark. All ages. 3-4pm.

Free with museum admission, $5-$7. Gateway Science

Museum, 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121.

GLENN COUNTY

Crafty Kids; Willows. Children get creative at this fun

weekly event with make-&-take crafting activities. Ages

7 & up. Wed, drop in any time between 1-4pm. Free.

Willows Public Library, 201 N. Lassen St. (530)934-5156.

Storytime; Orland. Children’s storytime with music

& a related craft. Ages 3-5. Wed, 11am. Free. Orland

Branch Library, 333 Mill St. (530)865-1640.

Nurturing Nest Playgroup; Willows. Parents &

children enjoy interactive play while building social

& emotional skills for future educational experiences

& success. Ages 5 & under. Mon & Wed, 9:30-11am.

Free. 1035 W. Wood St. (530)934-6882.

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SHASTA COUNTY

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. $60/year membership,

practice Wed ($5) races Fri ($12) & Sun ($7).

Margaret Polf Park, Shasta Dam Blvd. (530)949-9247.

Dale Maynor Fitness Training; Redding. This fun

& motivating 30-min workout led by a professional

fitness & weight loss specialist aims to tone your body

& obliterate fat. Ages 18 & up. M/W/F, times vary; thru

10:30. $30/month; $4/drop-in; must pre-reg. Caldwell

Park, 56 Quartz Hill Rd. (530)225-4095.

Good Grief Suicide Loss Support Group; Redding.

Meets 1st & 3rd Wed, 6:30-8pm. Free. Shasta YMCA,

1155 N. Court St. (530)440-6033.

Grasshopper Soccer; Redding. Soccer skills will be

introduced during this non-competitive, fun activity.

Ages 3-5. Wed, 4-4:45pm & 5–5:45pm; thru 10/23.

$23; must pre-reg. Grasshopper Sports Zone next to

City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave. (530)225-4095.

Martials Arts; Redding. Kajukenbo is a combined

self-defense & martial arts style created in Hawaii.

This training teaches discipline & respect, promotes

self-esteem, & develops personal achievement. Ages

8 & up. Mon/Wed 5:30-6:30pm (youth) 6:30-7:30pm

(adults); thru 10/30. $55; must pre-reg, Teen Center, 54

Quartz Hill Rd. (530)225-4095.

Music & Me Classes; Redding. A wonderful program

that incorporates movement while introducing children

to music. Stimulates personal growth, creative

expression & skill development through hands-on

learning. Ages 1-5. Mon or Wed, 9-10am. $5/class. (Y

members free). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St.

(530)246-9622.

Parent Group: Discipline That Works; Redding. Free

parent support group based on the Triple P positive

parenting program. Parents & others caring for

children share ideas, support & info. Wed, 6-7:30pm,

year-round. Free, drop-ins welcome, childcare avail at

5:45pm. Bridges to Success Cottage, 1544 Magnolia

St. (530)225-0350.

Preschool Storytime; Burney. Preschoolers hear

great children’s stories & enjoy a craft. Ages 5 & under

& their caregivers. Wed, 11am-12pm. Free. Burney

Branch Library, 37038 Siskiyou St. (530)335-4317.

Read & Play Storytime; Redding. This innovative

storytime focuses on sensory practices. Children of all

ages welcome, especially those with special needs.

Wed, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Redding Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Sharks Swim Team; Redding. Year-round competitive

swim team & pre-competitive team. Ages 5-12. M-F,

times vary by level. $80-$120/month; try 1 week free.

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Swim School; Redding. Children learn confidence in

the aquatic environment as they become accustomed

to submerging in water, blowing bubbles, moving about

comfortably, & learning how to have fun safely. Ages

12 & under. Mon, Wed & Th or Sat; times vary by level.

$43-$52/session; must pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA,

1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Teen Advisory Board; Anderson. Want to volunteer?

Join the Teen Advisory Board. Help plan events, make

& donate things to the community & help make Shasta

Public Libraries great. Ages 12-18. 1st & 3rd Wed,

4-5:30pm; thru 12/18. Free. Anderson Branch Library,

3200 W. Center St. (530)245-7261.

Wild Horse Viewing; Shingletown. Enjoy viewing &

learning more about wild horses & burros. These amazing

animals live peaceful & free lives on 5,000 acres in their

natural habitat. All ages. Wed & Sat, 10am-4pm. Free. Wild

Horse Sanctuary, 5796 Wilson Hill Rd. (530)474-5770.

Youth Tennis; Redding. With an experienced tennis

coach, students will learn the USTA rules, proper

technique & scorekeeping. Ages 7-17. Wed, 5-6pm;

thru 10-30. $70; must pre-reg. Sequoia School Tennis

Courts, 1805 Sequoia St. (530)225-4095.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Ballroom Dance Classes: Beginning/Intermediate;

Mt. Shasta. Learn the smooth & quickstep dances &

how to lead or follow. Fun, supportive environment

develops technique & skills. Solo dancers welcome. All

ages. Wed, 6:45-7:45pm. Adult and youth members:

$20/8 classes; adult non-members: $7/class or $20/4

classes; youth non-members: $5 class. Mt. Shasta

Wellness Center, 633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-6010.

Coffee & Cake; Dunsmuir. Everyone’s invited to get

social. Enjoy coffee & cake, chat & find out what the

resource center has to offer. Free. Wed, 9:30-11am.

Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir

Ave. (530)235-4400.

Children’s Storytime; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages

(infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Adult must

accompany child. Wed, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Dunsmuir

Branch Library, 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. $50/month. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts

Program, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2024.

Preschool Storytellers; Yreka. Hear a different storyteller

read, sing songs & make crafts each week. All ages. Wed,

10-11am. Free. Yreka Library, 719 4th St. (530)841-4175.

Songs & Stories; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 5 & under

enjoy fun stories & sing along to music. An adult must

accompany young children. Wed, 10:30am. Free. Mt.

Shasta Branch Library, 515 E. Alma St. (530)926-2031.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Azad’s Martial Arts Online Special; Chico. Kids

learn important life skills like leadership, goal setting,

self-control & self-defense skills while getting a good

workout. Check out the online special — 8 lessons

including 2 private lessons. Ages 3 & up. Mon-Fri,

3-7pm. $95. Azad’s Martial Arts Center, 313 Walnut St.,

Ste. 150. (530)892-2923.

Baby Ballet; Chico. Structured to nurture a child’s

physical, social, emotional, language & cognitive

development. Enjoy lots of stories, props & costumes

to make it fun for every tiny dancer. Ages 2-5. Th,

9:15am-12pm (time varies by age). $48/month; $14/

drop-in. Kinetics Academy of Dance, 627 Broadway St.,

#100. (530)545-2505.

Butte Homeschoolers Park Day; Chico. Weekly

playgroup & support network for homeschooling

& unschooling children & parents. Independent &

inclusive, all homeschoolers welcome. Th, 1-4pm. Free.

Call for location & group info or find them on Facebook.

(530)828-9288.

Chico Air Museum. View jet & propeller aircraft plus

an impressive display of aviation & space artifacts.

Peruse the research library & gift shop. Th-Sun, 9am-

2pm. Free; donations appreciated. Chico Airport, 165

Ryan Ave. (530)345-6468.

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making &

parachute play. All ages. Tue/Th, 9:15-10am. Free. Apple

Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Explore the world

of science-related activities & new exhibit: Before &

Beyond the Moon. All ages. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm; thru

12/15. Free with museum admission, $5-$7; ages 2 &

under free. 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121.

Humanities Lecture: Environmental Justice As

Freedom; Chico. Cosponsored by the department of

comparative religion & humanities & the department of

philosophy. All ages. 7:30pm. Zingg Recital Hall (ARTS),

400 W. 1st St. (530)898-5152.

Open Play; Chico. Come play with your little one. Ages

5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm. $8/hr; pre-paid hrs

avail; ages 10mos & under free. Sunny Garden Montessori,

2801 Godman Ave., Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

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COSTUME CONTEST

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 • 1PM

Dress up in your favorite costume and meet the Black Panther

and Black Widow during Chico Mall’s costume contest at 1PM

near Dick’s Sporting Goods, Saturday, October 26.

Win prizes for: Most Original, Spookiest and Cutest costumes!

For all October events and Costume Contest age requirements

go to Facebook.com/ChicoMall & ChicoMall.com

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Birthday Parties!

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Saturday Open Gym

5 & Under: 9-10am, $5

5 & Up: 10:30am-12:30pm

Members $8, Non-Member $10

Kids Nite Out

Sat. Oct. 12, 5:30pm-9pm

$18, $20 Non-Members

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Henshaw Farm Pumpkin Patch

Open September 28th through October 31st

Monday-Friday: 4pm-Dusk Saturday & Sunday: 9am-Dusk

Join Chico FFA as we bring back the tradition of our student managed

fall pumpkin sale! The Henshaw Farm provides agriculture work

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER

Play Chess; Chico. Learn to play chess with teen

volunteers. All ages. Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Sat, 11am-

1pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

(530)891-2726.

Points Of Departure By Fiber/Dimensions At 30;

Chico. Explore the possibilities of fiber in art where

media & materials are mixed into forms that transcend

definition. Ages 12 & up. Th-Sun, 11am-5pm; thru

11/3. $5/adults; members, students & children free.

monca, The Museum of Northern California Art, 900

Esplanade. (530)487-7272.

Preschool Storytime; Durham. Stories, songs & activities

for children & parents/caregivers. Ages 5 & under.

Th, 10am. Free. Durham Branch Library, 2545 Durham

Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835.

Rhythm Kids; Chico. Young children enjoy music on

the drums, play & more. Ages 5-7. Th, 2:15pm. $8/

class. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave.,

Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Sign Language For Toddlers; Chico. Young children

learn sign language & socialize during a circle time

that includes a welcome song, reading books, singing

songs, art activities, parachute play & more. Ages 5 &

under. Th, 1pm. $8/class. Sunny Garden Montessori,

2801 Godman Ave., Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun of

BMX racing, including Strider races. Practices Tue

(5:30-7pm, $5); Racing on Th (reg. 6pm, race 7pm;

$10) & Sun (reg. 10am, race 11am; $10); weather

permitting. All ages. Free to watch. 2352 Dr. Martin

Luther King Jr. Parkway. (530)566-1269.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on

the beloved 1960s television series. All ages. Th- Sat,

7:30pm; thru 10/20. $16-$20. Chico Theatre Company,

166 Eaton Rd. (530)894-3282.

Toddler Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & action

rhymes. Ages 3 & under. Th, 10am & 11am. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

GLENN COUNTY

Babies & Books; Orland. Babies & parents enjoy

storytime together. Ages 2.5 & under. Th, 11am. Free.

Orland Branch Library, 333 Mill St. (530)865-1640.

JACKSON COUNTY, OR

Apollo 50: A New Perspective Exhibition; Ashland, OR.

Thru 10/10. Allows people young & old to experience the

small steps that led to the giant leap of the moon landings.

All ages. Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm. $12/adults; $10/

children & seniors; free ages 2 & under. ScienceWorks

Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St. (541)482-6767.

SHASTA COUNTY

Art Show Opening Night; Redding. Enjoy works by

local artist Alisa Lincoln. A highlight of the event will be

a short program & invitation for guests to participate in

helping create an underpainting of a new work that will

be painted live by Alisa over the first 2 weeks of the

exhibition. Light spread of delectable hors d’oeuvres

& refreshments avail. Ages 12 & up. 4-8pm; 6:30pm

interactive part of program; thru March 2020. Free.

Women’s Business Center at JEDI, 1670 Market St.

(530)319-8560.

Exceptional Children’s Night; Anderson.

Exclusively for families that have children with

exceptional needs, including autism. The park is

available for parents & children to play together in a

less overwhelming atmosphere. All ages. 5-8pm.

$10.95+. Historic Hawes Farms, 6465 Deschutes Rd.

(530)365-8488.

Field Trip Open House; Redding. Learn how Turtle Bay

can support your curriculum. Meet educators, experience

the museum, learn about classes & resources,

enter to win raffle prizes, enjoy free refreshments &

network with other educational professional attendees.

For teachers & educators. 4-6pm. Free. Turtle Bay

Exploration Park Mill Building, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr.

(530)243-8850.

Grasshopper Baseball; Redding. Baseball skills will

be introduced during this non-competitive, fun activity.

Ages 3-5. Th, 4-4:45pm & 5–5:45pm; thru 10/23. $23;

must pre-reg. Grasshopper Sports Zone next to City

Hall, 777 Cypress Ave. (530)225-4095.

Historic Hawes Farms; Anderson. Save

money & miss the crowds at family fun nights.

Find a pumpkin & ride the rides. Eat, drink & be merry.

All ages. Th & Fri. 5-8pm; thru 10/27. $10.95+. 6465

Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Homeschool PE; Redding. Children in grades K thru 8

build physical fitness & enhance skill development with

age-appropriate activities, sports & games utilizing

the Y’s gymnasium, pool & group studios. Free with Y

membership. Tue & Th, 3-4pm. Shasta Family YMCA,

1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Kidfit Classes; Redding. Kids have a great time

moving & playing while increasing flexibility, balance &

motor skills. Ages 5-10. Mon/Th, 4-4:45pm. $10/class

(Y members free). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court

St. (530)246-9622.

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders; Redding. What

animals come out only at night? Come & find out what

they are doing when you are sound asleep. For ages

2-5 & their caregivers. Th, 10-11am. Free for members

or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50; ages 3 &

under free. Turtle Bay Exploration Park Mill Building,

844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Palo Cedro Farmers Market & Craft Fair. This

certified farmers market features several varieties of

freshly harvested micro greens & more. The crafts

section has vendors with candles, lotions, jewelry,

soap, crocheted & hand-sewn goodies. All ages. Th,

3-6pm; year-round. Free. Palo Cedro Guild, 22307 Old

44 Dr. (530)547-3788.

PlayGym; Redding. This class helps little ones grow &

thrive by promoting motor, mental & social development

thru gymnastics, song, dance & play. Ages 3-5.

Th, 10:15-11am. $7/class (Y members $5/class).

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Offered to the

community at no cost thanks to grant support from

First 5 Shasta & Dignity Health. Mon, 4:30-5:30pm or

Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N.

Court St. (530)246-9622.

Preschool Open Gym; Redding. Little ones have a

blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks &

much more. Ages 5 & under. Tue/Th, 8:30-9:30am. $5/

child; supervised free play. Galaxy Gymnastics, 910

Wall St. (530)222-4496.

Preschool Story Hour; Redding. Support high school

students learning about early childhood education in

their Career & Technical Education (CTE) course by

visiting a special storytime with activities. Children

learn early literacy & enjoy a snack. Parents check in

at main office where students will be waiting to escort

you to story hour. Ages 1-4; parent participation req.

Th, 9-10am; thru 11/14. Free; must pre-reg. Enterprise

Highschool, 3411 Churn Creek Rd. (530)440-4006.

Raising A Reader Read-To-Me Book Club; Redding.

Children enjoy a weekly storytime with matching activities.

Stories center around a monthly theme; includes

a book bag to take home each month to encourage

family reading time. Ages 2-5. Th, 9-10am; thru 12/5.

$5/class (Y members $3). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155

N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Read & Create Storytime; Redding. Focusing on

art themes, this storytime welcomes children of all

ages. Th, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Redding Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Sharks Swim Team; Redding. Year-round competitive

swim team & pre-competitive team. Ages 5-12. M-F,

times vary by level. $80-$120/month; try 1 week free.

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Storytime; Anderson. Celebrate national pizza month

with featured story “What Do You Want on Your Pizza?”

& a pizza tasting. Decorate your pizza with stickers

provided by First 5 Shasta. Ages 5 & under. Th, 3:30pm.

Free. Anderson Branch Library, 3200 W. Center St.

(530)365-7685.

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Storytime; Anderson. Celebrate the joys of reading

at this weekly storytime in the waiting room. Ages 5

& under. Th, 3:30pm. Free. Anderson Family Health &

Dental Center, 2965 E. St. (530)229-5115.

Swim School; Redding. Children learn confidence in

the aquatic environment as they become accustomed

to submerging in water, blowing bubbles, moving about

comfortably, & learning how to have fun safely. Ages

12 & under. Mon, Wed & Th or Sat; times vary by level.

$43-$52/session; must pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA,

1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Teen & Adult Martial Arts Classes; Redding. Increase

your skills & self-confidence as you learn punches,

kicks & blocks. All skill levels welcome. Ages 13 &

up. Tue/Th, 7:30-8:30pm. $50/month (Y members

$35/month). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St.

(530)246-9622.

What’s All The STEAM About?; Redding. Different

weekly focus with activities/experiments to encourage

young children to actively explore Science, Technology,

Engineering, Art & Math before they start school. Ages

3-5. Th, 9-10am; thru 10/24. $5/class (Y members

$3 materials fee/class). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N.

Court St. (530)246-9622.

Youth Martial Arts Classes; Redding. Children grades

K-8 increase their skills & self-confidence as they learn

punches, kicks & blocks. All skill levels welcome; must

be able to identify right & left hands. $45/month. (Y

members $30). Tue/Th, 6:30-7:30pm. Shasta Family

YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor exercise

& fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 & under

need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm. $5/day

pass; $4/shoe rental. Shasta Base Camp, 308 S. Mt.

Shasta Blvd. (530)926-2359.

Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance Classes;

Mt. Shasta. Fun, supportive environment develops

technique & skills at the intermediate/advanced level.

Solo dancers welcome. All ages. Th, 6:45-7:45pm.

Adult and youth members: $20/8 classes; adult

non-members: $7/class or $20/4 classes; youth

non-members: $5 class. Mt. Shasta Wellness Center,

633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-6010.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. $50/month. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts

Program, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2024.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Dunsmuir. Join an early

childhood facilitator with your young child each week

to play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory

play. Ages 5 & under. Th, 10:30am-12pm. Free. Family

& Community Resource Center of Weed, 260 Main St.

(530)938-9914.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Weed. Join an early childhood

facilitator with your young child each week to

play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory play.

Ages 5 & under. Tue & Th, 10-11:30am. Free. Family

& Community Resource Center of Weed, 260 Main St.

(530)938-9914.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Kids Fitness Classes; Red Bluff. Group fitness classes

taught in a safe & fun environment. Gets kids moving

& promotes motor & social skills, cooperative play,

athletic development & healthy habits. Ages 4-12.

Tue/Th, 4:20pm. $5/drop-in; discounts for members.

Tehama Family Fitness Center, 2498 S. Main St.

(530)528-8656.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Azad’s Martial Arts Online Special; Chico. Kids

learn important life skills like leadership, goal setting,

self-control & self-defense skills while getting a good

workout. Check out the online special — 8 lessons

including 2 private lessons. Ages 3 & up. Mon-Fri,

3-7pm. $95. Azad’s Martial Arts Center, 313 Walnut St.,

Ste. 150. (530)892-2923.

Babies Love Books Storytime; Oroville. Connect

with your little one during this special storytime. Ages

18mos & under. Fri, 10:30-11am. Free. Oroville Branch

Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Start your weekend off with a

visit to support this wildlife foundation, which provides

rehabilitation & long-term care for exotic & native

species, educational programs, guided tours & more.

All ages. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. $6-$20; ages 2 & under

free. 4995 Durham-Pentz Rd. (530)533-1000.

Bilingual Story Garden; Chico. Enjoy stories & songs

in English & Spanish for ages 5 & under. Fri, 10am.

Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

(530)891-2726.

Billboard Top 40 Skate Night; Chico. Open to

everyone. Bring your friends & have fun roller skating

to great music. Dancing may be offered too. All ages.

Fri, 7-10:30pm. $8-$9 per session, skate rental $2.50-

$3.50. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601.

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Chico Air Museum. View jet & propeller aircraft plus

an impressive display of aviation & space artifacts.

Peruse the research library & gift shop. Th-Sun, 9am-

2pm. Free; donations appreciated. Chico Airport, 165

Ryan Ave. (530)345-6468.

Fantastic Friday Playgroup; Chico. An entire gym

is open for play for ages walking-5yrs with an adult

(max 2 kids per adult). 1st & 3rd Fri, 10am-12pm.

$15 (members $5); siblings +$1; cash or check only.

Athletic Horizons, 415 Otterson Dr. (530)893-4967.

Growing Together Teens; Chico. A great socialization

program for teens with autism & other developmental

disabilities. Teens build self-esteem, make friends &

learn to become self-advocates. Ages 13-17. Fri, 2:30-

5:30pm. Free; must pre-reg. Little Red Hen Lifespan

Center, 2418 Cohasset Rd. #150. (530)897-0900.

Horse Care; Oroville. Feed, pet & groom a great herd

of adopted horses. Bring watermelon rinds, carrots or

apples to share. All ages. Fri, 9am-4pm; appts Mon-

Sat avail. Free. California Therapy Horses Ranch, 43

Canyon Dr. (530)321-9164.

Play Date; Chico. Bring your friends & make some new

ones. All ages. Fri, 10am-12pm. Free. Apple Blossom

Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

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Saturday: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The zombies are coming! Take

cover if you’re too afraid, or

grab some paint balls and take

aim. There’s plenty to see and

do on our zombie paint ball ride.

Last ticket sold at 9 p.m. Friday

and 10 p.m. Saturday. Fun for

everyone from 5 to 85.

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We Grow Memories

Sign Language For Toddlers; Chico. Young children

learn sign language & socialize during a circle time

that includes a welcome song, reading books, singing

songs, art activities, parachute play & more. Ages 5 &

under. Fri, 11am. $8/class. Sunny Garden Montessori,

2801 Godman Ave., Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Storytime; Gridley. Features stories, music & crafting

fun for ages 5 & under. Fri, 10am. Free. Gridley Branch

Library, 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on

the beloved 1960s television series. All ages. Th- Sat,

7:30pm; thru 10/20. $16-$20. Chico Theatre Company,

166 Eaton Rd. (530)894-3282.

Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Black light bowling with

music. Fri, 10pm-1am. $13.94/person, includes shoes;

or $6.49/game + $4.74/shoe rental. Orchard Lanes,

2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257.

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Apollo 50: A New Perspective Exhibition; Ashland,

OR. Thru 10/10. Allows people young & old to experience

the small steps that led to the giant leap of the

moon landings. All ages. Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm. $12/

adults; $10/children & seniors; free ages 2 & under.

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St.

(541)482-6767.

SHASTA COUNTY

“Blade Runner” Theatre Film; Redding. Enjoy a sci-fi

cult classic from 1982 that takes you on a spectacular

journey to the savage world of the year 2019. For

mature audiences. 7:30pm. $9. Cascade Theatre, 1735

Market St. (530)243-8877.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. $60/year membership,

practice Wed ($5) races Fri ($12) & Sun ($7).

Margaret Polf Park, Shasta Dam Blvd. (530)949-9247.

Buti Yoga; Redding. Experience a dynamic combination

of tribal dance, plyometrics & a unique core

spiraling technique. All of this combines to create an

amazing yoga practice to sculpt your core & challenge

you. Ages 12 & up. Fri, 9am. $12 (Y members free).

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Dale Maynor Fitness Training; Redding. This fun

& motivating 30-min workout led by a professional

fitness & weight loss specialist aims to tone your body

& obliterate fat. Ages 18 & up. M/W/F, times vary; thru

10:30. $30/month; $4/drop-in; must pre-reg. Caldwell

Park, 56 Quartz Hill Rd. (530)225-4095.

Family Kickboxing Classes; Redding. Bring the whole

family for healthy Friday evening fun. Enjoy conditioning

& strengthening activities; learn kicks & punches

with punching bags. Ages 5 & up. 4-5pm. $25/class/

per family (Y members free). Shasta Family YMCA,

1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Friday Toddler Time; Redding. A fun way to let your

little ones get their wiggles out. The park opens before

normal business hours for little ones to jump at their own

pace & comfort level. 9-10am & 10-11am. $7/jumper,

parent free (reusable jump socks required, $3). Rare Aire

Trampoline Park, 3625 Old 44 Dr. (530)221-1206.

Hawes Farms Haunts; Anderson. Enjoy 4

Haunts: Field of Screams, Alien Odyssey,

Children of the Corn Zombie Hunt & Sinister Workshop.

Enjoy unlimited rides on the roller coaster, bumper

cars, go-karts & more. All ages. Fri, 6-10pm & Sat,

7-11pm; thru 10/27. $39.95/reg. Historic Hawes

Farms, 6465 Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Historic Hawes Farms; Anderson. Save

money & miss the crowds at family fun nights.

Find a pumpkin & ride the rides. Eat, drink & be merry.

All ages. Th & Fri. 5-8pm; thru 10/27. $10.95+. 6465

Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

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IGNITE HOPE, Care Net’s Fundraising Banquet;

Redding. Enjoy silent auction, dessert bash & guest

speaker. For adults. 5:30-8pm. Free; must pre-reg. Elks

Lodge, 250 Elk Dr. (530)246-7075.

Read & Discover Storytime; Redding. Focusing on

science, discovery & math themes, this storytime welcomes

children of all ages. Fri,10:30am. Free. Redding

Branch Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Redding Homeschoolers Park Day. Weekly playdate

for children & parents. Find park updates on Redding

Area Homeschool Support Facebook page. All ages. Fri,

2:30pm. Free.

Reptile Exhibit Room; Redding. Check out reptiles

from around the world on display plus enjoy feeding

& petting the tortoise & lizards that roam the room. All

ages. Tue-Sat, 12-5:30pm. $3-$4. Redding Reptiles,

991 Lake Blvd. (530)338-2445.

Rock ‘N’ Bowl Night At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Enjoy

an unlimited night of bowling, a laser light show, music

& fun. Fri-Sat, 9pm-midnight, $15 (includes shoe

rental). 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773.

Secret Society Of Brick Stackers; Redding. Does

your child love Legos? This group is a great way

for kids to get together with other kids with diverse

abilities who share that affection. Ages 5-12. Fri, 3:30-

4:30pm. Free. Rowell Family Empowerment, 2701 Old

Eureka Way, Ste. 2i. (530)226-5129.

Sharks Swim Team; Redding. Year-round competitive

swim team & pre-competitive team. Ages 5-12. M-F,

times vary by level. $80-$120/month; try 1 week free.

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

United Methodist Women’s Thrift Shop; Redding.

Find gently used clothing for the whole family & more.

All ages. 1st Fri & Sat. 9am-3pm (Fri); 9-11am (Sat);

thru 12/7. Free to browse. First United Methodist

Church, East St. (530)355-9470.

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Annual Women In Business Symposium:

Celebrating Women In Business

Month; Mt. Shasta. Treat yourself to an inspiring

evening with Ms. Chabot & learn how to realize your

personal, financial & professional visions & more. Enjoy

dinner, dessert & auction. Proceeds go towards scholarships

for MSHS students. Sponsored by North State

Parent. All ages. 6pm. $50; must pre-reg. Mt. Shasta

Resort, 1000 Siskiyou Blvd. (530)524-6787.

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor exercise

& fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 & under

need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm. $5/day

pass; $4/shoe rental. Shasta Base Camp, 308 S. Mt.

Shasta Blvd. (530)926-2359.

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history &

location of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All

ages. Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. Donations

appreciated. 1 N. Old Stage Rd. (530)926-5508.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Enjoy a weekend visit to support

this wildlife foundation, which provides rehabilitation &

long-term care for exotic & native species, educational

programs, guided tours & more. All ages. Tue-Sun,

9am-5pm. $6-$20; ages 2 & under free. 4995

Durham-Pentz Rd. (530)533-1000.

Book Sale; Chico. Find great books at low prices at

this fundraising event hosted by Chico Friends of the

Library. Sat, 9-11:30am. Free. Chico Branch Library,

1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Chico Air Museum. View jet & propeller aircraft plus

an impressive display of aviation & space artifacts.

Peruse the research library & gift shop. Th-Sun, 9am-

2pm. Free; donations appreciated. Chico Airport, 165

Ryan Ave. (530)345-6468.

Investigation Station: Let’s Celebrate World Animal

Day; Chico. Take a look at many different types of

animals & their habitats. All ages. 12-2pm. Free with

museum admission, $5-$7. Gateway Science Museum,

625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121.

Japanese Storytime; Chico. Monthly program features

classic tales of Japan, Kamishibai (“paper-theatre”) &

Japanese songs & crafts. 1st Sat, 1pm. All ages. Free.

Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-

2726.

Johnny Appleseed Days; Paradise, CA. This

2-day fall festival celebrates Paradise’s

heritage with apple pie & ice cream. Children’s area

features face painting, games & prizes. Johnny

Appleseed will visit & tell stories. All ages. 10/5 & 6,

10am-5pm (Sat) & 10am-4pm (Sun). Free. Terry Ashe

Park, 6626 Skyway. (530)877-9356.

Kids Club Craft Workshop; Chico. Kids ages 3 & up

can make a creative project to bring home. 10am-

12pm. $2-$5/class. Michaels, 2041 Dr. Martin Luther

King Jr. Pkwy. (530)343-1864.

Nature Walk; Oroville. Bring the family to enjoy a

docent-led walk on a park trail around Lake Oroville.

Each week features a different easy/moderate 3-5

mile walk. Sat, year-round, starts 8:45am sharp, call to

confirm. Lake Oroville Visitors Center, 917 Kelly Ridge

Rd. (530)538-2219.

Patrick Ranch Museum Opening Weekend;

Durham. Enjoy pumpkin patch activities,

hayrides, pony cart rides, children’s activities, gift shop

& more. All ages. 10/5 & 6, 10am-4pm. $5; $3/ages 12

& under. Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway.

(530)342-4359.

Play Chess; Chico. Learn to play chess with teen

volunteers. All ages. Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Sat, 11am-

1pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

(530)891-2726.

Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Join Roller-Roo

in a session. Ages 10 & under; little ones in strollers

welcome. Sat, 10:30am-12:30pm. $7/child, includes

quad skate rental; parents skate free. Cal Skate, 2465

Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601.

Saturday Farmers Market; Chico. Enjoy locally grown

fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, soaps &

much more. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine.

2nd & Wall St. (530)893-3276.

Saturday Storytime; Chico. Children of all ages will

enjoy this weekly storytime. 11am. Free. Barnes & Noble,

2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on

the beloved 1960s television series. All ages. Th- Sat,

7:30pm; thru 10/20. $16-$20. Chico Theatre Company,

166 Eaton Rd. (530)894-3282.

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER

Step back into time at the Medieval Festival Of Courage in Humboldt County! Participate in many fun activities from

this time period with the entire family! See the 5th. (Humboldt County)

Toastmaster’s Gavel Club Meeting; Chico. An affiliate

of Toastmasters International, Gavel Club gives kids the

same experience as a regular Toastmasters Club. The

program helps children be assertive & find joy in speaking

& active listening. Ages 18 & under. 1st & 3rd Sat,

4:30-5:30pm; thru Dec 2019. Free. Mountain Mike’s

Pizza banquet room, 1105 W. 5th St. (530)228-6120.

Weekend Childbirth Preparation; Chico. Trained

nurse instructors help expectant parents prepare for

birth, newborn care & breastfeeding. Promotes personal

choices including breathing & relaxation techniques

& pain management options. 10/5 & 6: Sat, 9am-4pm

& Sun, 9am-1pm. $175/couple. Enloe Mother &

Baby Education Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Ste. 120.

(530)332-3970.

Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Black light bowling with

music. Sat, 9pm-1am. $6.94/per person/game +

$4.74/shoe rental. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade.

(530)895-3257.

Yo-Yo Club Practice; Chico. Develop your yo-yo skills

with free lessons & practice. Sat, 12-2pm. Meet in

Diamond Alley behind Bird in Hand, 320 Broadway.

(530)893-0545.

Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Explore the world

of science-related activities & new exhibit: Before &

Beyond the Moon. All ages. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm; thru

12/15. See the 2nd.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Medieval Festival Of Courage; Blue Lake. The

Medieval Festival of Courage benefits local schools/

non-profits & features jousting knights, horseback

archers, medieval morsels, local grog at the tavern &

great music. All ages. 10/5 & 6, 10am-5pm. $6/adults;

$3/children. Blue Lake, 2870 Glendale Ave. (707)825-

8804x0.

JACKSON COUNTY, OR

Apollo 50: A New Perspective Exhibition; Ashland,

OR. Thru 10/10. Allows people young & old to experience

the small steps that led to the giant leap of the

moon landings. All ages. Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm. $12/

adults; $10/children & seniors; free ages 2 & under.

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St.

(541)482-6767.

SHASTA COUNTY

Charlie Rabbit & Friends At The Fall Plant Sale;

Redding. Have gardening fun & get your wiggles

out in the gardens (or greenhouse in rain). Featuring

gardening & nature activities for young children & siblings,

parents & grandparents. Meet at west entrance.

9am-1pm. Free with park or garden admission ($3/

garden; $12.50-$16.50/park). McConnell Arboretum &

Botanical Gardens, 1135 Arboretum Dr. (530)243-8850.

Community Creek Clean Up; Redding. The City of

Redding invites you to pull together with your neighbors

to restore the Sacramento River Trail. The city will

provide hand clippers, rakes, shovels, water & snacks.

Ages 10 & up. 8am-12pm; Free. Harland Trailhead. Visit

www.shastacreeks.com for more info.

FARM Club Fun At The Redding Market. Kids receive

tokens worth $2 to spend on fruits & vegetables of

their choice at the Farmers Market. Upon first visit, kids

receive $4 in tokens. Visit 3 times in 6 weeks & choose

a prize. Ages 3-15. Sat, 7:30am-12pm; thru 10/12.

Free. Redding Saturday Farmers Market, 777 Cypress

Ave. (530)245-6457.

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Gate Ranch, Loaves Baking, Little Sprouts Micro Farm

& more. 9am-1pm; thru 12/28. Little Sprouts Micro

Farm, 1043 State St. (530)941-2010.

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Exhibition; Redding.

What makes us, us? This high-tech & high-intensity

exhibition lets you discover what genomic science can

tell you about disease, where we fit into the natural

world & even how humans populated the planet. All

ages. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm; thru

Jan 2020. Free for members or with park admission,

$12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844

Sundial Bridge Dr. (530) 243-8850.

Grasshopper Soccer; Redding. Soccer skills will be

introduced during this non-competitive, fun activity.

Ages 3-5. Sat, 8-8:45am or 9-9:45am; thru 10/26.

$23; must pre-reg. Grasshopper Sports Zone next to

City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave. (530)225-4095.

Hawes Farms Haunts; Anderson. Enjoy 4

Haunts: Field of Screams, Alien Odyssey,

Children of the Corn Zombie Hunt & Sinister Workshop.

Enjoy unlimited rides on the roller coaster, bumper

cars, go-karts & more. All ages. Fri, 6-10pm & Sat,

7-11pm; thru 10/27. $39.95/reg. Historic Hawes

Farms, 6465 Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Kids Club Craft Workshop; Redding. Kids ages 3

& up can make a creative project to bring home.

10am-12pm. $2-$5/class. Michaels, 1070 Hilltop Dr.

(530)223-9514.

Low/No Sugar Jams & Jellies; Redding. Learn to

make jams & jellies now & be prepared when the

summer glut of juicy fruit leaves. You will take home

recipes & jars of the products prepared in class. Ages

18 & up. Sat, 9am-12pm. $45; must pre-reg. Location

TBD. (530)225-4095.

Mystery Of The Mayan Medallion Exhibition;

Redding. Delve into science, language, history & mathematics

in this hands-on, immersive treasure hunt of

an exhibition. All ages. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun,

10am-5pm; thru Jan 2020. Free for members or with

park admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration

Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530) 243-8850.

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Pokémon League; Anderson. League events are a great

way to learn game basics & get the feel for Pokémon

competitive play. Using your own cards & Pokémon

video games, you can play, trade & earn cool prizes.

Ages 5 & up. Sat, 2-6pm; thru 12/28. Free. Average Ape

Comics & Games, 2325 Balls Ferry Rd. (530)378-5515.

Reptile Exhibit Room; Redding. Check out reptiles from

around the world on display plus enjoy feeding & petting

the tortoise & lizards that roam the room. All ages.

Tue-Sat, 12-5:30pm. $3-$4. Redding Reptiles, 991 Lake

Blvd. (530)338-2445.

Rising Stars; Redding. From tap to jazz, students will

learn thru games, music & plenty of fun. Ages 2-4 &

5-8. Sat, 9-9:50am & 10-10:50am; thru 10/19. $35;

must pre-reg. Caldwell Recreation Center, 56 Quartz Hill

Rd. (530)225-4095.

Rock ‘N’ Bowl Night; Redding. Enjoy an unlimited night

of bowling, a laser light show, music & fun. Fri-Sat,

9pm-midnight, $15 includes shoe rental. Shasta Lanes,

11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773.

Saturday Open Gym For Youth; Redding. Ages 5-14

practice & have fun using trampolines, foam pits, tumble

tracks & more. Supervised free play. 10:30am-12:30pm.

$10/child (members $8). Galaxy Gymnastics, 910 Wall

St. (530)222-4496.

Saturday Storytime; Redding. Come enjoy storytime

fun. Ages 7 & under. 11am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 1260

Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006.

Saturday Toddler Time; Redding. A fun way to let your

little ones get their wiggles out. The park opens before

normal business hours for little ones to jump at their

own pace & comfort level. 9-10am. $7/jumper, parent

free (reusable jump socks required, $3). Rare Air Trampoline

Park, 3625 Old 44 Dr. (530)221-1206.

Shasta Lake Farmers Market; Shasta Lake City. Enjoy

an evening market hosted by the Shasta Lake Creative

Community & shop local. All ages. Sat, 6-9pm; thru

10/26. Free. Heritage Roasting Co., 4302 Shasta Dam

Blvd. (530)605-1990.

Skate & Dance Night; Redding. A time for tweens

& young teens to roller skate & dance. Fun music,

video arcade, well-supervised. Parents can drop in (no

charge). Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. $4.50/skate,

$4.50/dance or $7/both, includes skates. Viking Skate

Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3900.

Swim School; Redding. Children learn confidence in

the aquatic environment as they become accustomed

to submerging in water, blowing bubbles, moving about

comfortably, & learning how to have fun safely. Ages 12

& under. Mon, Wed & Th or Sat; times vary by level. $43-

$52/session; must pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155

N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

United Methodist Women’s Thrift Shop; Redding. Find

gently used clothing for the whole family & more. All

ages. 1st Fri & Sat. 9am-3pm (Fri); 9-11am (Sat); thru

12/7. Free to browse. First United Methodist Church,

East St. (530)355-9470.

Wild Horse Viewing; Shingletown. Enjoy viewing

& learning more about wild horses & burros. These

amazing animals live peaceful & free lives on 5,000

acres in their natural habitat. All ages. Wed & Sat,

10am-4pm. Free. Wild Horse Sanctuary, 5796 Wilson Hill

Rd. (530)474-5770.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Ballroom Technique Class; Mt. Shasta. Learn ballroom

dance techniques from pro instructors. Focus is on the

tricks & techniques for doing the moves the right way &

looking good. All ages. Sat, 9:45-11:45am. $10/youth,

$15/adult. Mt. Shasta City Park Dance Hall, 1350 Nixon

Rd. (415)215-2652.

Children’s Storytime; Weed. Ages 3 & under enjoy

storytime at 10:30am & ages 4-7 enjoy storytime at

11am. Adult must accompany child. Ages 7 & under.

Sat, 10:30-11:30am. Free. Weed Branch Library, 150

Alamo Ave. (530)938-4767.

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor exercise

& fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 & under

need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm. $5/day

pass; $4/shoe rental. Shasta Base Camp, 308 S. Mt.

Shasta Blvd. (530)926-2359.

Harvest Festival Fundraiser; Grenada. Enjoy

food, games, horseback rides, working

sheep-dog demonstration, chicken poop bingo, raffle &

silent auction. All ages.12-3pm. Ananda Ranch, 901

White Rock Rd. (530)925-2567.

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Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history &

location of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All

ages. Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. Donations

appreciated. 1 N. Old Stage Rd. (530)926-5508.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Guided Bird Tour; Red Bluff. A bird lover’s dream. Take

a guided tour through the fascinating world of the great

outdoors. Bring binoculars, camera & weather-appropriate

attire. All ages. 1st Sat, 8am. Sacramento River

Discovery Center, 1000 Sale Lane. (530)527-1196.

Manton Apple Festival; Manton. Enjoy handmade

crafts, apple products & apple pies,

food vendors & live music all day. Pie contest judging

at 10am. All ages. 9am-4pm. Free. Manton School Rd.

(530)474-1113.

Read To A Therapy Dog!; Red Bluff. Practice reading

to a dog with the Reading Assistance Education Dogs

(R.E.A.D.) program & the therapy animals of Redding.

Ages 4-12. 12-1pm. Free. Red Bluff Branch Library,

545 Diamond Ave. (530)527-0607.

The Saturday Market By The River; Red Bluff. Yearround

certified market features locally grown products

including veggies, fruit, nuts, meats, honey, eggs &

artisan food products & crafts. 9am-12pm, rain or

shine; year-round. 100 Main St. (530)527-6220.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Enjoy a weekend visit to support

this wildlife foundation, which provides rehabilitation &

long-term care for exotic & native species, educational

programs, guided tours & more. All ages. Tue-Sun,

9am-5pm. $6-$20; ages 2 & under free. 4995

Durham-Pentz Rd. (530)533-1000.

Chico Air Museum. View jet & propeller aircraft plus

an impressive display of aviation & space artifacts.

Peruse the research library & gift shop. Th-Sun, 9am-

2pm. Free; donations appreciated. Chico Airport, 165

Ryan Ave. (530)345-6468.

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite; Chico. These

two Grammy winners have been playing & writing

music for more than 50 years. Come hear why they

are still crowd pleasers. All ages. 7:30pm. $15-$49.

Laxson Auditorium, 400 W. 1st St. (530)898-6333.

Free Family Movie; Chico. Come enjoy a film suitable

for all ages. Sun, 2pm. Chico Branch Library, 1108

Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Johnny Appleseed Days; Paradise, CA. This

fall festival celebrates Paradise’s heritage with

apple pie & ice cream. Children’s area features face

painting, game & prizes. Johnny Appleseed will visit &

tell stories. All ages. 10am-4pm. Free. Terry Ashe Park,

6626 Skyway. (530)877-9356.

Patrick Ranch Museum Opening Weekend;

Durham. Enjoy pumpkin patch activities,

hayrides, pony cart rides, children’s activities, gift shop

& more. All ages. 10/5 & 6, 10am-4pm. $5; $3/ages 12

& under. Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway.

(530)342-4359.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun of

BMX racing, including Strider races. Practices Tue

(5:30-7pm, $5); Racing on Th (reg. 6pm, race 7pm;

$10) & Sun (reg. 10am, race 11am; $10); weather

permitting. All ages. Free to watch. 2352 Dr. Martin

Luther King Jr. Parkway. (530)566-1269.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on the

beloved 1960s television series. All ages. 2pm; thru

10/20. $16-$20. Chico Theatre Company, 166 Eaton

Rd. (530)894-3282.

Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Explore the world

of science-related activities & new exhibit: Before &

Support a local artist at the Art Show Opening Night in Redding featuring work by Alisa Lincoln. All ages can take part

in helping create an underpainting of a new work that Alisa will paint live during the exhibition! See the 3rd. (Shasta

County). Photo by Alisa Lincoln.

Beyond the Moon. All ages. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm; thru

12/15. Free with museum admission, $5-$7; ages 2 &

under free. 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Medieval Festival Of Courage; Blue Lake. The Medieval

Festival of Courage benefits local schools/non-profits &

features jousting knights, horseback archers, medieval

morsels, local grog at the tavern & great music. All ages.

10/5 & 6, 10am-5pm. $6/adults; $3/children. Blue Lake,

2870 Glendale Ave. (707)825-8804x0.

JACKSON COUNTY, OR

Apollo 50: A New Perspective Exhibition; Ashland, OR.

Thru 10/10. Allows people young & old to experience the

small steps that led to the giant leap of the moon landings.

All ages. Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm. $12/adults; $10/

children & seniors; free ages 2 & under. ScienceWorks

Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St. (541)482-6767.

First Sunday At ScienceWorks; Ashland, OR. Bring

the family to learn & explore in a wonderful hands-on

museum that’s home to more than 100 varied exhibits.

11am-6pm. $3 admission today. ScienceWorks Hands-

On Museum, 1500 E. Main St. (541)482-6767.

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SHASTA COUNTY

Big Blue Blocks; Redding. Play, build & create with

the big blue blocks. Children build a new world each

time they play. The big blue blocks are child-directed

& open-ended; they encourage self-expression thru

deep, joyful play. All ages. 1-4pm. Free for members or

with park admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration

Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. $60/year membership,

practice Wed ($5) races Fri ($12) & Sun ($7).

Margaret Polf Park, Shasta Dam Blvd. (530)949-9247.

Old-Time Fiddle Jams; Redding. Enjoy the sounds &

sights of fiddles, flattop guitars & more as you sit back

or dance to bluegrass & Americana music. All ages. 1st

Sun, 1-3pm; thru Dec 2019. Free. St. James Lutheran

Church, 2500 Shasta View Blvd. (530)200-4820.

Raw Milk & Cookies Day 2019; Cottonwood. Enjoy

raw milk & cookies, farm tours, local vendors, food,

cookie contest, children's activities & more.All ages.

11am-3pm. $5/adult; ages 17 & under free. Duivenvoorden

Farms,19490 Draper Rd. (530)567-8178.

Shingletown Certified Farmers Market. Meet local

farmers & crafters while supporting a tradition of

buying direct from producers at this Sunday market &

swap meet. All ages. Sun, 12-3pm; thru 10/27. Free.

Shingletown Medical Center parking lot, 31292 Alpine

Meadows Rd. (530)262-7360.

Special Needs Day At Rare Air Trampoline Park;

Redding. Children with sensory needs may enjoy a

jump session with access to the trampoline area including

an airbag pit & more. All ages. 1st Sun, 10am-

12pm. $10/person; 1 parent free for each jumper who

needs assistance (reusable jump socks required, $3).

3625 Old 44 Dr. (530)221-1206.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history &

location of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All

ages. Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. Donations

appreciated. 1 N. Old Stage Rd. (530)926-5508.

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor

exercise & fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 &

under need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

$5/day pass; $4/shoe rental. Shasta Base Camp, 308

S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-2359.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Azad’s Martial Arts Online Special; Chico. Kids

learn important life skills like leadership, goal setting,

self-control & self-defense skills while getting a good

workout. Check out the online special — 8 lessons

including 2 private lessons. Ages 3 & up. Mon-Fri,

3-7pm. $95. Azad’s Martial Arts Center, 313 Walnut St.,

Ste. 150. (530)892-2923.

Lil’ Sprouts Program; Chico. An early intervention

program for children with autism. Thru sensory play &

1-on-1 support, your child will develop socialization,

behavioral & communication skills. Ages 4-7. Mon,

2-5pm. Free; must pre-reg. Little Red Hen Lifespan

Center, 2418 Cohasset Rd. #150. (530)897-0900.

Nature’s ABC’s Drop-In Program; Chico. Families with

children can enjoy crafts, animal visits & a guided exploration

of Bidwell Park. Each week has a different letter &

nature theme. Not a drop-off event. Ages 5 & under. Mon,

10-11am; thru 5/18. Free. Chico Creek Nature Center,

1968 E 8th St. in lower Bidwell Park. (530)891-4671.

GLENN COUNTY

Nurturing Nest Playgroup; Willows. Parents &

children enjoy interactive play while building social

& emotional skills for future educational experiences

& success. Ages 5 & under. Mon & Wed, 9:30-11am.

Free. 1035 W. Wood St. (530)934-6882.

SHASTA COUNTY

Babies, Books & Play; Redding. A fun playtime for

little ones & their caregivers. Ages 2 & under. Mon,

10:30am. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100 Parkview

Ave. (530)245-7253.

Game Night; Redding. Children of all ages can play

board & video games in the library’s story room.

Mon, 4-5:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Girls Gymnastics/Dance Class; Redding. This fun,

upbeat class for girls incorporates gymnastics, ballet

& other dance genres. Ages 5-8. Mon, 3-3:45pm. $35/

month. (Y members $25/month). Shasta Family YMCA,

1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Homeschool Sewing Classes; Redding. This sewing

series is designed for beginners as well as those who

have sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18.

Mon/Tue, 1-3pm; thru June 2020. $20/class; $80/

month; must pre-reg; limited space. Hokema’s, 2736

Bechelli Ln. (530)223-1970.

Kidfit Classes; Redding. Kids have a great time

moving & playing while increasing flexibility, balance &

motor skills. Ages 5-10. Mon/Th, 4-4:45pm. $10/class

(Y members free). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court

St. (530)246-9622.

Kids Cooking Classes; Redding. In this hands-on

class series, children get a full cooking experience by

learning to follow a recipe, getting help with all prepping,

cooking & of course eating their creations. Ages

5-12. Mon, 3-4pm. $5/class (Y members $3/class).

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Music & Me Classes; Redding. A wonderful program

that incorporates movement while introducing children to

music. Stimulates personal growth, creative expression

& skill development through hands-on learning. Ages

1-5. Mon or Wed, 9-10am. $5/class. (Y members free).

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Offered to the

community at no cost thanks to grant support from

First 5 Shasta & Dignity Health. Mon, 4:30-5:30pm or

Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N.

Court St. (530)246-9622.

Sauerkraut Making; Redding. Learn the basics

of fermenting & preserving sauerkraut. Ages 18 &

up. Mon, 6-9pm. $45; must pre-reg. Location TBD.

(530)225-4095.

Sew Much Fun Classes; Redding. This sewing series

is designed for beginners as well as those who have

sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18. Mon/Tue,

3:30-5:30pm; thru June 2020. $20/class; $80/month;

must pre-reg; limited space. Hokema’s, 2736 Bechelli

Ln. (530)223-1970.

Sharks Swim Team; Redding. Year-round competitive

swim team & pre-competitive team. Ages 5-12. M-F,

times vary by level. $80-$120/month; try 1 week free.

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Swim School; Redding. Children learn confidence in

the aquatic environment as they become accustomed

to submerging in water, blowing bubbles, moving about

comfortably, & learning how to have fun safely. Ages

12 & under. Mon, Wed & Th or Sat; times vary by level.

$43-$52/session; must pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA,

1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Dale Maynor Fitness Training; Redding. This fun

& motivating 30-min workout led by a professional

fitness & weight loss specialist aims to tone your body

& obliterate fat. Ages 18 & up. M/W/F, times vary; thru

10:30. $30/month; $4/drop-in; must pre-reg. Caldwell

Park, 56 Quartz Hill Rd. (530)225-4095.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Line Dancing; Mt. Shasta. Open to all levels & ages.

Mon, 4-5pm. $5 (members free). Mountain Fitness,

633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-3310.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Pre-


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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, GLENN, SHASTA, SISKIYOU & TEHAMA COUNTIES

teens & teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. $50/month. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts

Program, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2024.

Mt. Shasta Farmers Market. Enjoy a lively seasonal

market celebrating local agriculture with live music

& more. Vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, baked

goods, kombucha, kitchen/ag-related items & more.

WIC cash & farmers market vouchers matched. All

ages. Mon, 3:30-6pm; thru 10/14. 400 N. Mt. Shasta

Blvd. (530)926-6670.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Mt. Shasta. Join an early

childhood facilitator with your young child each week

to play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory

play. Ages 5 & under. Mon, 10:30am-12pm. Free. Mt.

Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St.

(530)926-1400

TEHAMA COUNTY

Bilingual Story Time; Corning. Enjoy rhymes, songs,

& stories in both Spanish & English. Featuring guest

presenter Cynthia Olsen from Sweet Olsen Family.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 &

under. 10am. Free. Corning Branch Library, 740 Third

St. (530)527-0607.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Autumn Fest Educational Field Trips;

Durham. Students enjoy a field trip around the

interactive educational & natural history museum &

take home a small pumpkin. All ages. Tue-Th, times

vary; thru 10/24. $5. Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381

Midway. (530)342-4359.

Buddin’ Sprouts Program; Chico. A progression of

Little Red Hen’s Lil’ Sprouts program, where advanced

sensory, socialization, behavioral & communication

skills are encouraged for children with autism & other

socially-related disabilities. Ages 8-12. Tue, 2-5pm.

Free; must pre-reg. Little Red Hen Lifespan Center,

2418 Cohasset Rd. #150. (530)897-0900.

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making &

parachute play. All ages. Tue/Th, 9:15-10am. Free. Apple

Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Crafters Club; Oroville. Bring your project to work on

while enjoying the company of other yarn enthusiasts.

For adults. Tue, 3-5pm. Free. Oroville Branch Library,

1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Kids Crafternoon; Durham. Fun crafts for kids ages

12 & under (5 & under with adult). 2nd & 4th Tue,

3-5:30pm. Free. Durham Branch Library, 2545 Durham

Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835.

Preschool Storytime; Chico. Enjoy stories, songs

& crafts. Ages 3-5. Tue, 10am & 11am. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Rhythm Kids; Chico. Young children enjoy music on

the drums, play & more. Ages 4-5. Tue, 2:15pm. $8/

class. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave.,

Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Cheap Skate Night; Chico. This fun night of roller

skating features weekly themes, games & family hits

music. Tue, 6:30-8:30pm. See the 1st.

Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on

cheerleading skills or prepare to be an All Star. Tue/Th

3:30-5pm. See the 1st.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

Painting & Drawing Lessons; Chico. Artist &

instructor Janet Lombardi Blixt invites children & adults

to enjoy creative exploration with painting & drawing

in a supportive & friendly instructional atmosphere.

After-school & homeschool classes avail. Ages 7 & up.

Tue-Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 1st.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun. Practices

Tue (5:30pm); Racing on Th (7pm) & Sun (11am).

All ages. See the 1st.

GLENN COUNTY

Preschool Storytime; Willows. Enjoy storytime &

craft. Ages 5 & under. Tue, 11am. Free. Willows Public

Library, 201 N. Lassen St. (530)934-5156.

Making Every Dollar Count (MEDC) Classes; Orland.

Workshop for parents. Childcare & snacks are provided.

All ages. Tue, 5:30-6:30pm; thru 11/19. Free; must

pre-reg. Student & Family Resource Center, 201 Mill St.

(530) 865- 7685.

SHASTA COUNTY

Family Night Jump Time; Redding. Bring the whole

gang for a jumping experience in a fun-filled environment

– it’s healthy, active fun. All ages. 2-8pm. $9/

hour; $2 add’l hour. Rare Air Trampoline Park, 3625 Old

44 Dr. (530)221-1206.

Haven Humane Society’s 2nd Tuesday Club; Redding.

Enjoy dinner at Peter Chu’s Skyway restaurant

where a portion of the day’s proceeds go towards

the animals at Haven Humane. All ages. 5-9pm. Visit

havenhumane.org for more info. Peter Chu’s Skyway,

6751 Woodrum Circle. (530)241-1653.

Junior Ninja Warrior Class; Redding. Children have a

blast with an obstacle-style gymnastics course. Ages 5

& up. Mon/Tue/Fri, 4pm. $68/month. Galaxy Gymnastics,

910 Wall St. (530)222-4496.

Read & Sing Storytime; Redding. Storytime, crafts

& songs for children of all ages. Tue, 10:30-11:30am.

Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100 Parkview Ave.

(530)245-7253.

Storytime; Redding. Celebrate the joys of reading

at this weekly storytime. Geared for ages 5 & under,

but all ages welcome. Tue, 10-10:30am. Free. Shasta

Community Health Center’s Pediatrics waiting room,

1035 Placer St. (530)246-5710.

Teen Advisory Board; Redding. Want to volunteer?

Join the Teen Advisory Board. Help plan events, make

& donate things to the community & help make Shasta

Public Libraries great. Ages 12-18. Tue, 6-7:30pm; thru

12/17. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100 Parkview

Ave. (530)245-7261.

Alateen Meeting; Redding. Support group for ages 12-

20 affected by someone else’s drinking. Tue, 6-7pm.

See the 1st.

Chess Group Fun; Redding. Play chess while instructors

observe, advise & facilitate the fun. All ages. Tue,

6-7:30pm. See the 1st.

Homeschool Sewing Classes; Redding. This sewing

series is designed for beginners as well as those who

have sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18.

Mon/Tue, 1-3pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

Homeschool PE; Redding. Children in grades K thru 8

build physical fitness & enhance skill development with

age-appropriate activities. Free with Y membership.

Tue & Th, 3-4pm. See the 1st.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Mon, 4:30-

5:30pm or Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. See the 1st.

Preschool Open Gym; Redding. Little ones have a

blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks &

much more. Ages 5 & under. Tue/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See

the 1st.

Sew Much Fun Classes; Redding. This sewing series

is designed for beginners as well as those who have

sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18. Mon/Tue,

3:30-5:30pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER

Enjoy Johnny Appleseed Days in Paradise! This 2-day festival is sure to give you all the fall feelings, with face

painting, games, stories from Johnny Appleseed himself & more. See the 5th. (Butte County)

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Mentorship For Kids; Mt. Shasta. Embark on a

weekly art adventure to learn the many fundamental

skills of art with an award-winning visionary art instructor.

Limited to 12 students. Ages 6-12. Tue, 4-6pm;

thru June 2020. Free; must pre-reg. Velvet Elephant Art

Center, 207 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-2297.

Knit & Crochet Tuesday; Dunsmuir. Come join the

fun at this weekly needlework event. An experienced

instructor is available to help, whether you’re just

starting out or are a hook & needles wiz. Open to

everyone - supplies available. Free. 1-3pm. Dunsmuir

Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave.

(530)235-4400.

Beginning Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. Lots

of fun for all ages. Tue, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 3rd.

Communication & Communication Styles; Mt.

Shasta. This workshop will provide participants with

evidence-based, emotionally-focused tools for effective

communication. For adults. Tue, 5:15-7:15pm; thru

10/22. See the 1st.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 2nd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Weed. Join an early childhood

facilitator with your young child each week to

play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory play.

Ages 5 & under. Tue & Th, 10-11:30am. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Library Story Time!; Los Molinos. Engaging themebased

storytime activities designed to enhance cognitive,

language, physical, creative & social-emotional

development. Ages 6 & under. Tue, 10am; thru June

2020. Free. Los Molinos Branch Library, 7881 Hwy

99E. (530)527-0607.

Kids Fitness Classes; Red Bluff. Group fitness classes

taught in a safe & fun environment. Gets kids moving

& promotes motor & social skills, cooperative play,

athletic development & healthy habits. Ages 4-12. Tue/

Th, 4:20pm. See the 1st.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Autumn Fest Educational Field Trips;

Durham. Students enjoy a field trip around the

interactive educational & natural history museum &

take home a small pumpkin. All ages. Tue-Th, times

vary; thru 10/24. $5. Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381

Midway. (530)342-4359.

Babies Love Books Storytime; Chico. Enjoy this

special storytime. Ages 18mos & under. Wed, 11-

11:30am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman

Ave. (530)891-2726.

Bittie Baby & Me: Crying & Calming; Chico. This

class series promotes infant wellness & safety with

current info - new topic each week. Make friends

in a supportive environment. 10:30am-12pm. $20/

class (free if you delivered at Enloe). Enloe Mother &

Baby Education Center, 251 Cohasset Rd, Suite 120.

(530)332-3970.

Cal Bear’s Kid Session; Chico. Young skaters

enjoy open skating & instruction. Ages 12 & under.

Wed, 10:30am-12:30pm. $6.25, includes skates

(parents skate free). Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr.

(530)343-1601.

Chico Wednesday Farmers Market. Enjoy locally

grown fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods,

soaps & much more. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or

shine. North Valley Plaza, Pillsbury Rd. (530)893-3276.

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making &

parachute play. All ages. Wed, 3:15-4pm. Free. Apple

Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Wildlife Wonders: Who’s In Our Creek?; Chico.

Learn what exactly is in beautiful Chico Creek. Get a

stamp on your bookmark every time you attend Wildlife

Wonders & a cool prize once you fill up your bookmark.

All ages. 3-4pm. Free with museum admission, $5-$7.

Gateway Science Museum, 625 Esplanade. (530)898-

4121.

Kids Activity Time; Gridley. Come enjoy a fun activity

designed just for kids. Ages 12 & under. Wed, 3pm.

Free. Gridley Branch Library, 299 Spruce St. (530)846-

3323.

Preschool Storytime; Oroville. Preschoolers hear great

children’s stories. Ages 3-5. Wed, 11am. Free. Oroville

Branch Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

GLENN COUNTY

Crafty Kids; Willows. Children get creative at this fun

weekly event with make-&-take crafting activities.

Ages 7 & up. Wed, drop in any time between 1-4pm.

Free. Willows Public Library, 201 N. Lassen St.

(530)934-5156.

Storytime; Orland. Children’s storytime with music

& a related craft. Ages 3-5. Wed, 11am. Free. Orland

Branch Library, 333 Mill St. (530)865-1640.

Nurturing Nest Playgroup; Willows. Parents &

children enjoy interactive play while building social

& emotional skills for future educational experiences

& success. Ages 5 & under. Mon & Wed, 9:30-11am.

Free. 1035 W. Wood St. (530)934-6882.

JACKSON COUNTY, OR

Apollo 50: A New Perspective Exhibition; Ashland,

OR. Thru 10/10. Allows people young & old to experience

the small steps that led to the giant leap of the

moon landings. All ages. Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm. $12/

adults; $10/children & seniors; free ages 2 & under.

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St.

(541)482-6767.

SHASTA COUNTY

Preschool Storytime; Burney. Preschoolers hear

great children’s stories & enjoy a craft. Ages 5 & under

& their caregivers. Wed, 11am-12pm. Free. Burney

Branch Library, 37038 Siskiyou St. (530)335-4317.

Read & Play Storytime; Redding. This innovative

storytime focuses on sensory practices. Children of all

ages welcome, especially those with special needs.

Wed, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

S.T.E.A.M. – Project Wild; Redding. Project Wild is a

wildlife-based conservation & environmental education

program that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife

& related natural resources. Youth will do hands-on

interactive activities to delve into the environments,

ecosystems & human behaviors that affect our wildlife.

Healthy snack provided. Ages 5-13. Wed, 5:30-7:30pm;

thru 12/18. Free; must pre-reg. MLK Center, 1815

Sheridan St. (530)225-4095.

Three Cheeses In Three Hours; Redding. Learn to make

three distinct & delicious types of cheese: mozzarella,

burrata & instructor’s choice. Ages 18 & up. 6-9pm. $50;

must pre-reg. Location TBD. (530)225-4095.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. See the 2nd.

Parent Group: Discipline That Works; Redding. Free

parent support group that’s based on the Triple P positive

parenting program. Wed, 6-7:30pm. See the 2nd.

Night at the Museum: Halloween Edition

Ages 5-12.

$15 per child,

$5 off per sibling.

Pizza, Tricks &

Treats provided.

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moments inspired by a blend of ancient sorcery and

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Wild Horse Viewing; Shingletown. Enjoy viewing

& learning more about wild horses & burros. These

amazing animals live peaceful & free lives on 5,000

acres in their natural habitat. All ages. Wed & Sat,

10am-4pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Children’s Storytime; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages

(infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Adult must

accompany child. Wed, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Dunsmuir

Branch Library, 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035.

Coffee & Cake; Dunsmuir. Everyone’s invited to get

social. Enjoy coffee & cake, chat & find out what the

resource center has to offer. Free. Wed, 9:30-11am.

Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir

Ave. (530)235-4400.

Preschool Storytellers; Yreka. Hear a different

storyteller read, sing songs & make crafts each week.

All ages. Wed, 10-11am. Free. Yreka Library, 719 4th

St. (530)841-4175.

Songs & Stories; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 5 & under

enjoy fun stories & sing along to music. An adult must

accompany young children. Wed, 10:30am. Free. Mt.

Shasta Branch Library, 515 E. Alma St. (530)926-2031.

Ballroom Dance Classes: Beginning/Intermediate;

Mt. Shasta. Learn the smooth & quickstep dances &

how to lead or follow. Wed, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 2nd.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 2nd.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Library Story Time!; Red Bluff. Engaging theme-based

storytime activities designed to enhance cognitive

skills, language, physical, creative & social-emotional

development. Ages 6 & under. Wed, 10am; thru June

2020. Free. Red Bluff Branch Library, 545 Diamond

Ave. (530)527-0607.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Autumn Fest Educational Field Trips;

Durham. Students enjoy a field trip around the

interactive educational & natural history museum &

take home a small pumpkin. All ages. Tue-Th, times

vary; thru 10/24. $5. Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381

Midway. (530)342-4359.

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books &

stories, songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music

making & parachute play. All ages. Tue/Th, 9:15-

10am. Free. Apple Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow

Ave. (530)345-1617.

Play Chess; Chico. Learn to play chess with teen

volunteers. All ages. Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Sat, 11am-

1pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

(530)891-2726.

Preschool Storytime; Durham. Stories, songs & activities

for children & parents/caregivers. Ages 5 & under.

Th, 10am. Free. Durham Branch Library, 2545 Durham

Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835.

Rhythm Kids; Chico. Young children enjoy music on

the drums, play & more. Ages 5-7. Th, 2:15pm. $8/

class. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave.,

Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Thursday Nights At Monca; Chico. Enjoy art, culture

& live music. All ages. 2nd Th, 6-8pm. Free. 900

Esplanade. (530)487-7272.

Toddler Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & action

rhymes. Ages 3 & under. Th, 10am & 11am. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Butte Homeschoolers Park Day; Chico. All homeschoolers

welcome. Th, 1-4pm. Free. See the 3rd.

Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on

cheerleading skills or prepare to be an All Star. Tue/Th

3:30-5pm. See the 1st.

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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, GLENN, SHASTA, SISKIYOU & TEHAMA COUNTIES

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

Sign Language For Toddlers; Chico. Young children

learn sign language & socialize during a circle time

that includes a welcome song, reading books, singing

songs, art activities, parachute play & more. Ages 5 &

under. Th, 1pm. See the 3rd.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun. Practices

Tue (5:30pm); Racing on Th (7pm) & Sun (11am).

All ages. See the 1st.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on

the beloved 1960s television series. All ages. Th- Sat,

7:30pm; thru 10/20. See the 3rd.

GLENN COUNTY

Babies & Books; Orland. Babies & parents enjoy

storytime together. Ages 2.5 & under. Th, 11am. Free.

Orland Branch Library, 333 Mill St. (530)865-1640.

Leah’s Pantry Workshop; Orland. Workshop for

parents. Childcare & snacks are provided. All ages. Th,

5:30-7:30pm; thru 11/7. Free; must pre-reg. CK Price

Middle School, 1212 Marin St. (530)865-7685.

JACKSON COUNTY, OR

Apollo 50: A New Perspective Exhibition; Ashland,

OR. Thru 10/10. Allows people young & old to experience

the small steps that led to the giant leap of the

moon landings. All ages. Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm. $12/

adults; $10/children & seniors; free ages 2 & under.

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St.

(541)482-6767.

SHASTA COUNTY

Happy Valley Play Group; Happy Valley. Enjoy weekly

storytime, craft, singing & socializing. Ages 5 & under.

Th, 8-9am. Free; must pre-reg. Happy Valley Primary

School Rm. 9, 16300 Cloverdale Rd. (530)357-2131.

Historic Hawes Farms; Anderson. Save

money & miss the crowds at family fun nights.

Find a pumpkin & ride the rides. Eat, drink & be merry.

All ages. Th & Fri. 5-8pm; thru 10/27. $10.95+. 6465

Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders; Redding. What

animals come out only at night? Come & find out what

they are doing when you are sound asleep. For ages

2-5 & their caregivers. Th, 10-11am. Free for members

or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50; ages 3 &

under free. Turtle Bay Exploration Park Mill Building,

844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Palo Cedro Farmers Market & Craft Fair. This

certified farmers market features several varieties of

freshly harvested micro greens & more. The crafts

section has vendors with candles, lotions, jewelry,

soap, crocheted & hand-sewn goodies. All ages. Th,

3-6pm; year-round. Free. Palo Cedro Guild, 22307 Old

44 Dr. (530)547-3788.

PlayGym; Redding. This class helps little ones grow &

thrive by promoting motor, mental & social development

thru gymnastics, song, dance & play. Ages 3-5.

Th, 10:15-11am. $7/class (Y members $5/class).

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Preschool Story Hour; Redding. Support high school

students learning about early childhood education in

their Career & Technical Education (CTE) course by

visiting a special storytime with activities. Children

learn early literacy & enjoy a snack. Parents check in

at main office where students will be waiting to escort

you to story hour. Ages 1-4; parent participation req.

Th, 9-10am; thru 11/14. Free; must pre-reg. Enterprise

Highschool, 3411 Churn Creek Rd. (530)440-4006.

Raising A Reader Read-To-Me Book Club; Redding.

Children enjoy a weekly storytime with matching activities.

Stories center around a monthly theme; includes

a book bag to take home each month to encourage

family reading time. Ages 2-5. Th, 9-10am; thru 12/5.

$5/class (Y members $3). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155

N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Read & Create Storytime; Redding. Focusing on art

themes, this storytime welcomes children of all ages.

Th, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Storytime; Anderson. Enjoy a story & stickers provided by

First 5 Shasta. Ages 5 & under. Th, 3:30pm. Free. Anderson

Branch Library, 3200 W. Center St. (530)365-7685.

What’s All The STEAM About?; Redding. Different

weekly focus with activities/experiments to encourage

young children to actively explore Science, Technology,

Engineering, Art & Math before they start school. Ages

3-5. Th, 9-10am; thru 10/24. $5/class (Y members

$3 materials fee/class). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N.

Court St. (530)246-9622.

Homeschool PE; Redding. Children in grades K thru 8

build physical fitness & enhance skill development with

age-appropriate activities. Free with Y membership.

Tue & Th, 3-4pm. See the 1st.

Kidfit Classes; Redding. Kids ages 5-10 have a great

time moving & playing while increasing flexibility, balance

& motor skills. Mon/Th, 4-4:45pm. See the 3rd.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Mon, 4:30-

5:30pm or Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. See the 1st.

Preschool Open Gym; Redding. Little ones have a

blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks &

much more. Ages 5 & under. Tue/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See

the 1st.

Storytime; Anderson. Celebrate the joys of reading at

this weekly storytime in the waiting room. For ages 5 &

under. Th, 3:30pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor

exercise & fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 &

under need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

See the 3rd.

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Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance Classes;

Mt. Shasta. Fun, supportive environment develops

technique & skills at the intermediate level. Solo dancers

welcome. Th, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 3rd.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm

($10 drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm.

Pre-teens & teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults:

Mon/Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 1st.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Dunsmuir. Join an early

childhood facilitator with your young child each week

to play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory

play. Ages 5 & under. Th, 10:30am-12pm. See the 3rd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Weed. Join an early childhood

facilitator with your young child each week to

play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory play.

Ages 5 & under. Tue & Th, 10-11:30am. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Kids Fitness Classes; Red Bluff. Group fitness classes

taught in a safe & fun environment. Gets kids moving

& promotes motor & social skills, cooperative play,

athletic development & healthy habits. Ages 4-12. Tue/

Th, 4:20pm. See the 1st.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Babies Love Books Storytime; Oroville. Connect

with your little one during this special storytime. Ages

18mos & under. Fri, 10:30-11am. Free. Oroville Branch

Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Bilingual Story Garden; Chico. Enjoy stories & songs in

English & Spanish for ages 5 & under. Fri, 10am. Free.

Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

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Billboard Top 40 Skate Night; Chico. Open to

everyone. Bring your friends & have fun roller skating

to great music. Dancing may be offered too. All ages.

Fri, 7-10:30pm. $8-$9 per session, skate rental $2.50-

$3.50. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601.

Play Date; Chico. Bring your friends & make some new

ones. All ages. Fri, 10am-12pm. Free. Apple Blossom

Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Storytime; Gridley. Features stories, music & crafting

fun for ages 5 & under. Fri, 10am. Free. Gridley Branch

Library, 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323.

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Start your weekend off with a

visit to support this wildlife foundation, which provides

rehabilitation & long-term care for exotic & native

species, educational programs, guided tours & more.

All ages. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. See the 1st.

Growing Together Teens; Chico. A great socialization

program for teens with autism & other developmental

disabilities. Teens build self-esteem & friendships &

learn to become self-advocates. Ages 12-17. Fri, 2:30-

5:30pm. See the 4th.

Horse Care; Oroville. Feed, pet & groom a great herd

of adopted horses. Bring watermelon rinds, carrots or

apples to share. All ages. Fri, 9am-4pm; appts Mon-Sat

avail. See the 4th.

Sign Language For Toddlers; Chico. Young children

learn sign language & socialize during a circle time

that includes a welcome song, reading books, singing

songs, art activities, parachute play & more. Ages 5 &

under. Fri, 11am. See the 4th.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on

the beloved 1960s television series. All ages. Th- Sat,

7:30pm; thru 10/20. See the 3rd.

Walls We Create/Give Voice Exhibitions; Chico. Enjoy

2 timely art exhibitions at monca. Ages 18 & up. Th-

Sun, 11am-5pm; thru 9/29. See the 1st.

Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Enjoy lots of fun with black

light bowling & music. Fri, 10pm-1am. See the 4th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Basic Dehydrating; Redding. Learn about the different

styles of dehydrators & the correct way to preserve

fruits, vegetables & other ingredients for delicious onedish

meals & snacks. Ages 18 & up. 6-9pm. $45; must

pre-reg. Location TBD. (530)225-4095.

Hawes Farms Haunts; Anderson. Enjoy 4

Haunts: Field of Screams, Alien Odyssey,

Children of the Corn Zombie Hunt & Sinister Workshop.

Enjoy unlimited rides on the roller coaster, bumper

cars, go-karts & more. All ages. Fri, 6-10pm & Sat,

7-11pm; thru 10/27. $39.95/reg. Historic Hawes

Farms, 6465 Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Historic Hawes Farms; Anderson. Save

money & miss the crowds at family fun nights.

Find a pumpkin & ride the rides. Eat, drink & be merry.

All ages. Th & Fri. 5-8pm; thru 10/27. $10.95+. 6465

Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Kids Night; Redding. Provides youth an opportunity to

develop their own hobbies & interests based on themed

semester programming. This fall, youth will choose

among youth sports, active games or mixed media art.

A delicious & nutritious meal is provided. Ages 5-13.

Fri, 5:30-7:30pm; thru 12/13. Free; must pre-reg. MLK

Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4095.

Public Power Week Open House; Redding. To

celebrate locally owned community power, REU hosts

an open house at their power plant facility. Free lunch

& power plant tours will be provided. All ages. 8am-

12pm. Free; Redding Power Plant, 17120 Clear Creek

Rd. (530)339-7300.

Read & Discover Storytime; Redding. Focusing on

science, discovery & math themes, this storytime welcomes

children of all ages. Fri, 10:30am. Free. Redding

Branch Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Redding Homeschoolers Park Day. Weekly playdate

for children & parents. Find park updates on Redding

Area Homeschool Support Facebook page. All ages. Fri,

2:30pm. Free.

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Schreder Planetarium Show: ET Night; Redding.

Bring the family to learn more about the Cosmic Safari

& how life on other planets might look. All ages. 7pm.

$8. 1644 Magnolia Ave. (530)225-0243.

Secret Society Of Brick Stackers; Redding. Does

your child love Legos? This group is a great way

for kids to get together with other kids with diverse

abilities who share that affection. Ages 5-12. Fri, 3:30-

4:30pm. Free. Rowell Family Empowerment, 2701 Old

Eureka Way, Ste. 2i. (530)226-5129.

ZZ Tush: The Ultimate Tribute To ZZ Top; Redding.

From sequin jackets to fur guitars, ZZ Tush delivers ZZ

Top’s greatest hits & also digs into the archives. Proceeds

support the programs at the Northern California

Veterans Cemetery. Parent discretion advised. 7:30pm.

$15. Cascade Theatre, 1735 Market St. (530)243-8877.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes

& ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or

Sun, 6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. See the 2nd.

Family Kickboxing Classes; Redding. Bring the

whole family for healthy Friday evening fun. 4-5pm.

See the 4th.

Friday Toddler Time; Redding. A fun way to let your

little ones get their wiggles out. The park opens before

normal business hours for little ones to jump at

their own pace & comfort level. 9-10am & 10-11am.

See the 4th.

Reptile Exhibit Room; Redding. Check out reptiles

from around the world on display plus enjoy feeding &

petting tortoise & lizards that roam the room. All ages.

Tue-Sat, 12-5:30pm. See the 1st.

Rock ‘N’ Bowl Night At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Unlimited

bowling, laser light show, music & fun. Fri-Sat,

9pm-midnight. See the 4th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor

exercise & fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 &

under need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

See the 3rd.

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history & location

of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All ages.

Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. See the 4th.

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BUTTE COUNTY

BBQ Spooktacular; Oroville. Visit with the

wildlife, & enjoy this festive event with BBQ

food, hot dogs & drinks, activities, raffles, silent

auction, live music & kid’s costume contest at 3:30pm.

1-4pm. $20/adults; $10/child; $50/family pack of 4.

Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center, 4995 Durham-Pentz Rd. (928)533-1000.

Book Sale; Chico. Find great books at low prices at

this fundraising event hosted by Chico Friends of the

Library. Sat, 9-11:30am. Chico Branch Library, 1108

Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Harvest Fest; Oroville. Wear a costume &

enjoy cake walks, play games, check out the

Crafty Ladies gift shop, take photos in the photo booth

& enter the great drawing. All ages. 11am-3pm. Free.

Lake Oroville Visitor Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Rd.

(530)538-2219.

Infant/Pediatric CPR Class; Chico. Learn infant/child

CPR techniques, how to make your child’s environment

safe & prevent the most common childhood accidents.

Parents/caregivers only. 9-11:30am. $45/person, must

pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Education Center, 251

Cohasset Rd., Ste. 120. (530)332-3970.

Investigation Station: Fossils & Such!; Chico. Take a

look into the past & check out some cool fossils. All ages.

12-2pm. Free with museum admission, $5-$7. Gateway

Science Museum, 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121.

Kids Club Craft Workshop; Chico. Kids ages 3 & up

can make a creative project to bring home. 10am-

12pm. $2-$5/class. Michaels, 2041 Dr. Martin Luther

King Jr. Pkwy. (530)343-1864.

Low Brass Choir & Alumni: Featuring Our Own;

Chico. Music written & arranged for the low brass choir

by current & former students & friends will be featured.

All ages. 7:30pm. Free. Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall,

400 W. 1st St. (530)898-5152.

Nature Walk; Oroville. Bring the family to enjoy a

docent-led walk on a park trail around Lake Oroville.

Each week features a different easy/moderate 3-5

mile walk. Sat, year-round, starts 8:45am sharp, call to

confirm. Lake Oroville Visitors Center, 917 Kelly Ridge

Rd. (530)538-2219.

Play Chess; Chico. Learn to play chess with teen

volunteers. All ages. Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Sat, 11am-

1pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

(530)891-2726.

Saturday Farmers Market; Chico. Enjoy locally grown

fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, soaps &

much more. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine.

2nd & Wall St. (530)893-3276.

Saturday Storytime; Chico. Children of all ages will

enjoy this weekly storytime. 11am. Free. Barnes & Noble,

2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494.

Sierra Oro Farm Trail; Durham. Enjoy

pumpkin patch activities, hayrides, pony cart

rides, children’s activities, gift shop & more. All ages.

10/12 & 13, 10am-4pm. $5; $3/ages 12 & under.

Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway. (530)342-

4359.

StoryTail Tutors; Chico. Reluctant, struggling or beginning

readers may read to a therapy dog today. 2nd

& 4th Sat, 2pm. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman

Ave. (530)891-2726.

Yo-Yo Club Practice; Chico. Develop your yo-yo skills

with free lessons & practice. Sat, 12-2pm. Meet in

Diamond Alley behind Bird in Hand, 320 Broadway.

(530)893-0545.

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Start your weekend off with a

visit to support this wildlife foundation, which provides

rehabilitation & long-term care for exotic & native

species, educational programs, guided tours & more.

All ages. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. See the 1st.

Barry Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary

& Educational Center

October 12 • 1-4pm

4995 Durham Pentz Road

BBQ,hot dogs, salads & drinks

live music by Mud Creek Misfits

kids’ costume contest at 3:30pm

Adults $20 • Kids $10 • Family Pack $50

(Family Pack includes 2 adults & 2 kids)

Admission includes visitation with our wonderful

wildlife, activities, raffle tickets & silent auction.

Complimentary BBQ is included only with tickets

purchased in advance.

tickets: kirschner wildlife sanctuary

(530) 533-1000 or kirschner.org

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Chico Air Museum. View jet & propeller aircraft plus

an impressive display of aviation & space artifacts.

Peruse the research library & gift shop. Th-Sun, 9am-

2pm. See the 3rd.

Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Explore the world

of science-related activities & new exhibit: Before &

Beyond the Moon. All ages. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm; thru

12/15. See the 2nd.

Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Join Roller-Roo

in a session & little ones in strollers welcome. Ages 10

& under. Sat, 10:30am-12:30pm. See the 5th.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on

the beloved 1960s television series. All ages. Th- Sat,

7:30pm; thru 10/20. See the 3rd.

Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Enjoy lots of fun with black

light bowling & music. Sat, 9pm-1am. See the 5th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Basic Pressure Canning; Redding. Learn how a pressure

canner works & the multiple safety features included

on modern canners. Ages 18 & up. 9am-12pm.

$45; must pre-reg. Location TBD. (530)225-4095.

Community Baby Shower; Redding. You are invited

to a community event celebrating the transition to

motherhood & hosted by North State Doula Program.

Lunch will be served & gifts provided. All ages. 11am-

1pm. Free. Mercy Medical Center Redding Lower Level

Auditorium, 2175 Rosaline Ave. (530)262-8584.

Family 2nd Saturday: Dig It; Redding. Enjoy

family-friendly activities that investigate a day in the

life of an archeologist. All ages. 11am-3pm. Free for

members or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr.

(530)243-8850.

FARM Club Fun At The Redding Market. Kids receive

tokens worth $2 to spend on fruits & vegetables of

their choice at the Farmers Market. Upon first visit, kids

You’re invited to

Trinity Lutheran’s

Bounce Houses • Hay Rides

Face Painting • Games • Popcorn

Bake Sale • Candy and More!

FREE ADMISSION!

Bring your friends too!

Saturday October 12th

1pm-5pm

Trinity Lutheran Church

2440 Hilltop Dr., Redding

receive $4 in tokens. Visit 3 times in 6 weeks & choose

a prize. Ages 3-15. Sat, 7:30am-12pm; thru 10/12.

Free. Redding Saturday Farmers Market, 777 Cypress

Ave. (530)245-6457.

First Anniversary Of SNAP; Palo Cedro. Enjoy cake,

win prizes & celebrate Spay, Neuter and Protect with

the cats & kittens that are now living in this 1st class

center. $30 spay voucher avail. All ages. 10am-3pm.

Free. SNAP, Spay, Neuter & Protect, 9155 Deschutes

Rd. (530)547-2050.

Harvest Feast & Hoedown; Oak Run.

Families enjoy dinner, live band, bake sale,

activities, auction items, line dancing & more at this

small town school environment. All ages. 3-7pm. $10/

adult; $5/kids. Oak Run Elementary School.

(530)472-3241.

Hawes Farms Haunts; Anderson. Enjoy 4

Haunts: Field of Screams, Alien Odyssey,

Children of the Corn Zombie Hunt & Sinister Workshop.

Enjoy unlimited rides on the roller coaster, bumper

cars, go-karts & more. All ages. Fri, 6-10pm & Sat,

7-11pm; thru 10/27. $39.95/reg. Historic Hawes

Farms, 6465 Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Kids Club Craft Workshop; Redding. Kids ages 3

& up can make a creative project to bring home.

10am-12pm. $2-$5/class. Michaels, 1070 Hilltop Dr.

(530)223-9514.

Oktoberfest; Redding. Celebrate fall with beer,

live music, tasty food & an Oktoberfest-themed

costume contest in the Paul Bunyan

Forest Camp. All ages. 4-7pm. $20/adult; $5/children.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park Mill Building, 844 Sundial

Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Pokémon League Cup; Anderson. Pokémon trading

card game league cup tournaments give players an

opportunity to earn Championship Points & practice

their skills for larger competitions. All ages. 10am reg.

$10. Average Ape Comics & Games, 2335 Balls Ferry

Rd. (530)921-1980.

Saturday Storytime; Redding. Come enjoy storytime

fun. Ages 7 & under. 11am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 1260

Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006.

Shasta Lake Farmers Market; Shasta Lake City. Enjoy

an evening market hosted by the Shasta Lake Creative

Community & shop local. All ages. Sat, 6-9pm; thru

10/26. Free. Heritage Roasting Co., 4302 Shasta Dam

Blvd. (530)605-1990.

Taste Of The Maize; Redding. Enjoy beer,

wine & local food pairing in the Hawes 7ft-tall

corn maize. Get a souvenir glass & ride the rides. Ages

21 & up. 3-7pm. $49.99. Historic Hawes Farms, 6465

Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Exhibition; Redding.

This high-tech & high-intensity exhibition lets you

discover what genomic science can tell you about

disease. All ages. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun,

10am-5pm; thru Jan 2020. See the 5th.

Mystery Of The Mayan Medallion Exhibition;

Redding. Delve into science, language, history & mathematics

in this hands-on, immersive treasure hunt of

an exhibition. All ages. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun,

10am-5pm; thru Jan 2020. See the 5th.

Reptile Exhibit Room; Redding. Check out reptiles

from around the world on display plus enjoy feeding

& petting the tortoise & lizards that roam the room. All

ages. Tue-Sat, 12-5:30pm. See the 1st.

Rock ‘N’ Bowl Night; Redding. Unlimited bowling,

laser light show, music & fun. Fri-Sat, 9pm-midnight.

See the 4th.

Saturday Open Gym For Youth; Redding. Ages 5-14.

Sat, 10:30am-12:30pm. See the 5th.

Saturday Toddler Time; Redding. Rare Air opens before

their normal business hours to let little ones jump

at their own pace. 9-10am. See the 5th.

Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young

teens. Sat; skate 7-9pm; dance 9-11pm. See the 5th.

Wild Horse Viewing; Shingletown. Enjoy viewing

& learning more about wild horses & burros. These

amazing animals live peaceful & free lives on 5,000

acres in their natural habitat. All ages. Wed & Sat,

10am-4pm. See the 2nd.

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SISKIYOU COUNTY

Children’s Storytime; Weed. Ages 3 & under enjoy

storytime at 10:30am & ages 4-7 enjoy storytime at

11am. Adult must accompany child. Ages 7 & under.

Sat, 10:30-11:30am. Free. Weed Branch Library, 150

Alamo Ave. (530)938-4767.

Free Family Film: “Shrek”; Dunsmuir. Children of

all ages & their families are invited to enjoy a family

movie & refreshments. 2:15pm. Adult must accompany

children. Dunsmuir Branch Library, 5714 Dunsmuir

Ave. (530)235-2035.

Ballroom Technique Class; Mt. Shasta. Learn

ballroom dance techniques from pro instructors. Sat,

9:45-11:45am. See the 5th.

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor exercise

& fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 & under need

parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm. See the 3rd.

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history & location

of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All ages.

Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. See the 4th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Barn Sale; Paskenta. Enjoy an indoor yard sale with

Paskenta-Flournoy 4H concessions avail. All ages.

10am. $10 to sell. Paskenta Community Hall, 13140

Toomes Camp Rd. (530)518-9219.

Pumpkinhead Family Bike Ride; Red Bluff.

Enjoy this annual fundraiser supporting the

outdoor education & recreation programs at

Whittenberg Country School. Several routes to choose

from. All ages. 10am. $10-$25. Whittenberg Country

School, 18945 Reeds Creek Rd. (530)526-7649.

The Saturday Market By The River; Red Bluff. Yearround

certified market features locally grown products

including veggies, fruit, nuts, meats, honey, eggs &

artisan food products & crafts. 9am-12pm, rain or

shine; year-round. 100 Main St. (530)527-6220.

13|SUNDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

29th Annual Día Del Campesino Celebration;

Gridley. Enjoy this celebration of national

farmer's day with fun for the entire family. Check out

agricultural booths, behavioral & youth services, food

vendors, health screenings & more. All ages. 12-5pm.

Free. Nick Daddow Park, 500 Virginia St. (530)519-3118.

Free Family Movie; Chico. Come enjoy a film suitable

for all ages. Sun, 2pm. Chico Branch Library, 1108

Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Rhythms Of Grace; Chico. Enjoy stories, movement,

songs & crafts based on the Bible during this

non-denominational service for people with special

needs. Ages 8 & up. 2nd Sun, 3-4pm. Free. St. John

the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Ave.

(530)894-1971.

Sierra Oro Farm Trail; Durham. Enjoy pumpkin

patch activities, hayrides, pony cart rides,

children’s activities, gift shop & more. All ages. 10/12 &

13, 10am-4pm. $5; $3/ages 12 & under. Patrick Ranch

Museum, 10381 Midway. (530)342-4359.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on the

beloved 1960s television series. All ages. 2pm; thru

10/20. $16-$20. Chico Theatre Company, 166 Eaton

Rd. (530)894-3282.

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Start your weekend off with a

visit to support this wildlife foundation, which provides

rehabilitation & long-term care for exotic & native

species, educational programs, guided tours & more.

All ages. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. See the 1st.

Chico Air Museum. View jet & propeller aircraft plus

an impressive display of aviation & space artifacts.

Peruse the research library & gift shop. Th-Sun, 9am-

2pm. See the 3rd.

Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Explore the world

of science-related activities & new exhibit: Before &

Beyond the Moon. All ages. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm; thru

12/15. See the 2nd.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun. Practices

Tue (5:30pm); Racing on Th (7pm) & Sun (11am).

All ages. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Shingletown Certified Farmers Market. Meet local

farmers & crafters while supporting a tradition of

buying direct from producers at this Sunday market &

swap meet. All ages. Sun, 12-3pm; thru 10/27. Free.

Shingletown Medical Center parking lot, 31292 Alpine

Meadows Rd. (530)262-7360.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor exercise

& fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 & under need

parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm. See the 3rd.

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history & location

of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All ages.

Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. See the 4th.

14|MONDAY

COLUMBUS DAY

BUTTE COUNTY

3rd Story: Prints With Prose; Chico. In collaboration

with English professor Rob Davidson, creative writing

students study prints from the Turner Collection as

inspiration for flash fiction. All ages. Mon-Sat, 12-4pm;

thru 12/14. Free. The Turner (ARTS 123), 400 W. 1st St.

(530)898-4476.

Nature’s ABC’s Drop-In Program; Chico. Families with

children can enjoy crafts, animal visits & a guided exploration

of Bidwell Park. Each week has a different letter &

nature theme. Not a drop-off event. Ages 5 & under. Mon,

10-11am; thru 5/18. Free. Chico Creek Nature Center,

1968 E 8th St. in lower Bidwell Park. (530)891-4671.

Lil’ Sprouts Program; Chico. An early intervention

program for children with autism that helps develop

socialization, behavioral & communication skills. Ages

4-7. Mon, 2-5pm. See the 7th.

GLENN COUNTY

Nurturing Nest Playgroup; Willows. Parents &

children enjoy interactive play while building social

& emotional skills for future educational experiences

& success. Ages 5 & under. Mon & Wed, 9:30-11am.

Free. 1035 W. Wood St. (530)934-6882.

SHASTA COUNTY

Babies, Books & Play; Redding. A fun playtime

for little ones & their caregivers. Ages 2 & under.

Mon, 10:30am. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

Beginning Wire Weaving; Anderson. Introduction to

wire weaving & wrapping. Students learn to create

intricate wire jewelry with professional finish using

silver wire. Limited to 8 students. Ages 16 & up. Wed,

5:30pm-8:30pm; thru 11/6. $84; must pre-reg. 6471

Airport Rd. (530)225-4095.

Game Night; Redding. Children of all ages can play

board & video games in the library’s story room.

Mon, 4-5:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

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King’s Brotherhood; Redding. Empowers boys to develop

strong leadership skills, self-identity & healthy relationships.

Thru the use of anecdotes, group activities

& reflections, boys will develop strategies for creating

safe social climates & maintaining healthy friendships.

A delicious & nutritious meal is provided. Ages 8-12.

Mon, 5:30-7:30pm; thru 12/16. Free; must pre-reg.

MLK Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4095.

Positively Girls Club: Girls With Ideas; Redding. This

research-based curriculum utilizes innovative lesson

plans to teach girls to collaborate with each other

while finding their own unique voice & leadership style.

A delicious & nutritious meal is provided during the

program. Ages 9-13. Mon, 5:30-7:30pm; thru 12/16.

Free; must pre-reg. MLK Center, 1815 Sheridan St.

(530)225-4095.

Homeschool Sewing Classes; Redding. This sewing

series is designed for beginners as well as those who

have sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18.

Mon/Tue, 1-3pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

Kidfit Classes; Redding. Kids ages 5-10 have a great

time moving & playing while increasing flexibility, balance

& motor skills. Mon/Th, 4-4:45pm. See the 3rd.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Mon, 4:30-

5:30pm or Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. See the 1st.

Sew Much Fun Classes; Redding. This sewing series

is designed for beginners as well as those who have

sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18. Mon/Tue,

3:30-5:30pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Line Dancing; Mt. Shasta. Open to all levels & ages.

Mon, 4-5pm. $5 (members free). Mountain Fitness,

633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-3310.

Mt. Shasta Farmers Market. Enjoy a lively seasonal

market celebrating local agriculture with live music

& more. Vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, baked

goods, kombucha, kitchen/ag-related items & more.

WIC cash & farmers market vouchers will be matched.

All ages. Mon, 3:30-6pm; thru 10/14. 400 N. Mt.

Shasta Blvd. (530)926-6670.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 3rd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Mt. Shasta. Join an early

childhood facilitator with your young child each week

to play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory

play. Ages 5 & under. Mon, 10:30am-12pm. Free. Mt.

Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St.

(530)926-1400.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Library Story Time!; Corning. Engaging theme-based

storytime activities designed to enhance cognitive

skills, language, physical, creative & social-emotional

development. Ages 6 & under. Mon, 10am; thru June

2020. Free. Corning Branch Library, 740 Third St.

(530)527-0607.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books &

stories, songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music

making & parachute play. All ages. Tue/Th, 9:15-

10am. Free. Apple Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow

Ave. (530)345-1617.

Crafters Club; Oroville. Bring your project to work on

while enjoying the company of other yarn enthusiasts.

For adults. Tue, 3-5pm. Free. Oroville Branch Library,

1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Preschool Storytime; Chico. Enjoy stories, songs

& crafts. Ages 3-5. Tue, 10am & 11am. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Rhythm Kids; Chico. Young children enjoy music on

the drums, play & more. Ages 4-5. Tue, 2:15pm. $8/

class. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave.,

Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Autumn Fest Educational Field Trips;

Durham. Students enjoy a field trip around the

interactive educational & natural history museum &

take home a small pumpkin. All ages. Tue-Th, times

vary; thru 10/24. See the 8th.

Buddin’ Sprouts Program; Chico. A progression of

Little Red Hen’s Lil’ Sprouts program, where advanced

sensory, socialization, behavioral & communication

skills are encouraged for children with autism & other

socially-related disabilities. Ages 8-12. Tue, 2-5pm.

See the 1st.

Cheap Skate Night; Chico. This fun night of roller

skating features weekly themes, games & family hits

music. Tue, 6:30-8:30pm. See the 1st.

Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on

cheerleading skills or prepare to be an All Star. Tue/Th

3:30-5pm. See the 1st.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

Painting & Drawing Lessons; Chico. Artist &

instructor Janet Lombardi Blixt invites children & adults

to enjoy creative exploration with painting & drawing

in a supportive & friendly instructional atmosphere.

After-school & homeschool classes avail. Ages 7 & up.

Tue-Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 1st.

GLENN COUNTY

Preschool Storytime; Willows. Enjoy storytime &

craft. Ages 5 & under. Tue, 11am. Free. Willows Public

Library, 201 N. Lassen St. (530)934-5156.

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Family Night Jump Time; Redding. Bring the whole

gang for a jumping experience in a fun-filled environment

– it’s healthy, active fun. All ages. 2-8pm. $9/

hour; $2 add’l hour. Rare Air Trampoline Park, 3625 Old

44 Dr. (530)221-1206.

Junior Ninja Warrior Class; Redding. Children have a

blast with an obstacle-style gymnastics course. Ages 5

& up. Mon/Tue/Fri, 4pm. $68/month. Galaxy Gymnastics,

910 Wall St. (530)222-4496.

Read & Sing Storytime; Redding. Storytime,

crafts & songs for children of all ages. Tue, 10:30-

11:30am. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave.

(530)245-7253.

Storytime; Redding. Register with your little one to

enjoy a story & fun activities that foster small & large

motor skills, plus early reading & math skills. Healthy

snack & book giveaway included. Ages 5 & under. 3rd

Tue, 9-10:30am. Free. Bright Futures Children Center,

1345 Liberty St. (530)276-0506.

Storytime; Redding. Celebrate the joys of reading at

this weekly storytime. Geared for ages 5 & under, all

ages welcome. Tue, 10-10:30am. Free. Shasta Community

Health Center’s Pediatrics waiting room, 1035

Placer St. (530)246-5710.

Teen Advisory Board; Redding. Want to volunteer?

Join the Teen Advisory Board. Help plan events, make

& donate things to the community & help make Shasta

Public Libraries great. Ages 12-18. Tue, 6-7:30pm; thru

12/17. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100 Parkview

Ave. (530)245-7261.

Alateen Meeting; Redding. Support group for ages 12-

20 affected by someone else’s drinking. Tue, 6-7pm.

See the 1st.

Chess Group Fun; Redding. Play chess while instructors

observe, advise & facilitate the fun. All ages &

levels. Tue, 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 1st.

Homeschool PE; Redding. Children in grades K thru 8

build physical fitness & enhance skill development with

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age-appropriate activities. Free with Y membership. Tu

& Th, 3-4pm. See the 1st.

Homeschool Sewing Classes; Redding. This sewing

series is designed for beginners as well as those who

have sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18.

Mon/Tue, 1-3pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Mon, 4:30-

5:30pm or Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. See the 1st.

Preschool Open Gym; Redding. Little ones have a

blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks &

much more. Ages 5 & under. Tue/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See

the 1st.

Sew Much Fun Classes; Redding. This sewing series

is designed for beginners as well as those who have

sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18. Mon/Tue,

3:30-5:30pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Mentorship For Kids; Mt. Shasta. Embark on

a weekly art adventure to learn the many fundamental

skills of art with an award-winning visionary

art instructor. Limited to 12 students. Ages 6-12.

Tue, 4-6pm; thru June 2020. Free; must pre-reg.

Velvet Elephant Art Center, 207 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd.

(530)926-2297.

Knit & Crochet Tuesday; Dunsmuir. Come join the fun

at this weekly needlework event. An experienced instructor

is available to you, whether you’re just starting

out or are a hook & needles wiz. Open to everyone -

supplies available. Free. 1-3pm. Dunsmuir Community

Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400.

Beginning Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. Lots

of fun for all ages. Tue, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 1st.

Communication & Communication Styles; Mt.

Shasta. This workshop will provide participants with

evidence-based, emotionally-focused tools for effective

communication. For adults. Tue, 5:15-7:15pm; thru

10/22. See the 1st.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 2nd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Weed. Join an early childhood

facilitator with your young child each week to

play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory play.

Ages 5 & under. Tue & Th, 10-11:30am. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Library Story Time!; Los Molinos. Engaging themebased

storytime activities designed to enhance cognitive,

language, physical, creative & social-emotional

development. Ages 6 & under. Tue, 10am; thru June

2020. Free. Los Molinos Branch Library, 7881 Hwy

99E. (530)527-0607.

Kids Fitness Classes; Red Bluff. Group fitness classes

taught in a safe & fun environment. Gets kids moving

& promotes motor & social skills, cooperative play,

athletic development & healthy habits. Ages 4-12. Tue/

Th, 4:20pm. See the 1st.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Babies Love Books Storytime; Chico. Enjoy this

special storytime. Ages 18mos & under. Wed, 11-

11:30am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman

Ave. (530)891-2726.

Bittie Baby & Me: Quality Childcare; Chico. This class

series promotes infant wellness & safety with current

info - new topic each week. Make friends in a supportive

environment. 10:30am-12pm. $20/class (free if you

delivered at Enloe). Enloe Mother & Baby Education

Center, 251 Cohasset Rd, Suite 120. (530)332-3970.

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER

Parents be ready to enjoy storytime with an educational perk at the Lead Poisoning Prevention Week At

Storytime in Redding & Anderson! Invite a mama friend to join you & your little one to learn how to avoid lead in your

environments. See the 22nd for Redding or 24th for Anderson. (Shasta County)

Cal Bear’s Kid Session; Chico. Young skaters enjoy open

skating & instruction. Ages 12 & under. Wed, 10:30am-

12:30pm. $6.25, includes skates (parents skate free). Cal

Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601.

Chico Wednesday Farmers Market. Enjoy locally

grown fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods,

soaps & more. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine.

North Valley Plaza, Pillsbury Rd. (530)893-3276.

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making &

parachute play. All ages. Wed, 3:15-4pm. Free. Apple

Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Kids Activity Time; Gridley. Come enjoy a fun activity

designed just for kids. Ages 12 & under. Wed, 3pm.

Free. Gridley Branch Library, 299 Spruce St. (530)846-

3323.

Preschool Storytime; Oroville. Preschoolers hear great

children’s stories. Ages 3-5. Wed, 11am. Free. Oroville

Branch Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Wildlife Wonders: Tracks & Scat; Chico. Look at

an animal’s tracks & scat to find out more about that

animal. Get a stamp on your bookmark every time you

attend Wildlife Wonders & a cool prize once you fill up

your bookmark. All ages. 3-4pm. Free with museum

admission, $5-$7. Gateway Science Museum, 625

Esplanade. (530)898-4121.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

GLENN COUNTY

Crafty Kids; Willows. Children get creative at this fun

weekly event with make-&-take crafting activities.

Ages 7 & up. Wed, drop in any time between 1-4pm.

Free. Willows Public Library, 201 N. Lassen St.

(530)934-5156.

Storytime; Orland. Children’s storytime with music

& a related craft. Ages 3-5. Wed, 11am. Free. Orland

Branch Library, 333 Mill St. (530)865-1640.

Nurturing Nest Playgroup; Willows. Parents &

children enjoy interactive play while building social

& emotional skills for future educational experiences

& success. Ages 5 & under. Mon & Wed, 9:30-11am.

Free. 1035 W. Wood St. (530)934-6882.

SHASTA COUNTY

Children’s Beginning To Intermediate Sewing Class;

Redding. Sewers will learn many techniques based

on their skill level. Projects include drawstring bag,

apron, skirt, zipper pouch & more. Ages 7-17. Wed,

3:30-5:30pm; thru 10/30. $100; must pre-reg. Redding

Fashion Alliance, 1698 Market St. (530)276-0458.

Good Grief Suicide Loss Support Group; Redding.

Meets 1st & 3rd Wed, 6:30-8pm. Free. Shasta YMCA,

1155 N. Court St. (530)440-6033.

Preschool Storytime; Burney. Preschoolers hear

great children’s stories & enjoy a craft. Ages 5 & under

& their caregivers. Wed, 11am-12pm. Free. Burney

Branch Library, 37038 Siskiyou St. (530)335-4317.

Read & Play Storytime; Redding. This innovative

storytime focuses on sensory practices. Children of all

ages welcome, especially those with special needs.

Wed, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Teen Advisory Board; Anderson. Want to volunteer?

Join the Teen Advisory Board. Help plan events, make

& donate things to the community & help make Shasta

Public Libraries great. Ages 12-18. 1st & 3rd Wed,

4-5:30pm; thru 12/18. Free. Anderson Library, 3200 W.

Center St. (530)245-7261.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

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serving Butte, Glenn, Shasta

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ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. See the 2nd.

Parent Group: Discipline That Works; Redding. Free

parent support group that’s based on the Triple P positive

parenting program. Wed, 6-7:30pm. See the 2nd.

Wild Horse Viewing; Shingletown. Enjoy viewing

& learning more about wild horses & burros. These

amazing animals live peaceful & free lives on 5,000

acres in their natural habitat. All ages. Wed & Sat,

10am-4pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Adoptive Parents Support Group; Yreka. This support

group is open to adoptive, foster & relative caregivers.

The focus of this group is to share parenting ideas,

strategies & successes. Gather support from others in

the same parenting situation. All ages. 5:30-7:30pm;

must pre-reg for dinner & childcare. Free. Yreka Family

Resource Center, 201 S. Broadway. (530)879-3861.

Children’s Storytime; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages

(infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Adult must

accompany child. Wed, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Dunsmuir

Branch Library, 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035.

Coffee & Cake; Dunsmuir. Everyone’s invited to get

social. Enjoy coffee & cake, chat & find out what the

resource center has to offer. Free. Wed, 9:30-11am.

Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir

Ave. (530)235-4400.

Make Parenting A Pleasure; Yreka. In this 12-week

evidence-based parenting class, you will get ideas to

support your child’s development, deal with discipline

challenges & learn more about communication,

self-care, stress, & anger management. Dinner &

childcare are provided. For parents of ages 8 & under.

Wed, 5:30-7:30pm; thru 12/11. Free; must pre-reg.

Yreka Community Resource Center, 201 S. Broadway.

(530)842-1313.

Nature Walk: Fall Colors; Yreka. Bring the

family to enjoy a guided nature walk with local

Visit nvcss.org for more information.

field experts & learn more about trees & shrubs. Rain

or shine. 12-2pm. Free. Meet at upper Greenhorn Park.

(530)842-5763.

Preschool Storytellers; Yreka. Hear a different

storyteller read, sing songs & make crafts each week.

All ages. Wed, 10-11am. Free. Yreka Library, 719 4th

St. (530)841-4175.

Songs & Stories; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 5 & under

enjoy fun stories & sing along to music. An adult must

accompany young children. Wed, 10:30am. Free. Mt.

Shasta Branch Library, 515 E. Alma St. (530)926-2031.

Ballroom Dance Classes: Beginning/Intermediate;

Mt. Shasta. Learn the smooth & quickstep dances &

how to lead or follow. Wed, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 2nd.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 2nd.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Library Story Time!; Red Bluff. Engaging theme-based

storytime activities designed to enhance cognitive

skills, language, physical, creative & social-emotional

development. Ages 6 & under. Wed, 10am; thru June

2020. Free. Red Bluff Branch Library, 545 Diamond

Ave. (530)527-0607.

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BUTTE COUNTY

3rd Story: Prints With Prose Exhibition Talk; Chico.

In collaboration with English professor Rob Davidson,

creative writing students study prints from the

Turner Collection as inspiration for flash fiction. All

ages. 5:30pm. Free. Zingg Recital Hall, 400 W. 1st St.

(530)898-4476.

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making &

parachute play. All ages. Tue/Th, 9:15-10am. Free. Apple

Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Play Chess; Chico. Learn to play chess with teen

volunteers. All ages. Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Sat, 11am-

1pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

(530)891-2726.

Preschool Storytime; Durham. Stories, songs & activities

for children & parents/caregivers. Ages 5 & under.

Th, 10am. Free. Durham Branch Library, 2545 Durham

Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835.

Rhythm Kids; Chico. Young children enjoy music on

the drums, play & more. Ages 5-7. Th, 2:15pm. $8/

class. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave.,

Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Toddler Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & action

rhymes. Ages 3 & under. Th, 10am & 11am. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Butte Homeschoolers Park Day; Chico. All homeschoolers

welcome. Th, 1-4pm. Free. See the 5th.

Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on

cheerleading skills or prepare to be an All Star. Tue/Th

3:30-5pm. See the 1st.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

Sign Language For Toddlers; Chico. Young children

learn sign language & socialize during a circle time

that includes a welcome song, reading books, singing

songs, art activities, parachute play & more. Ages 5 &

under. Th, 1pm. See the 3rd.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun. Practices

Tue (5:30pm); Racing on Th (7pm) & Sun (11am).

All ages. See the 1st.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on

the beloved 1960s television series. All ages. Th- Sat,

7:30pm; thru 10/20. See the 3rd.

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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, GLENN, SHASTA, SISKIYOU & TEHAMA COUNTIES

GLENN COUNTY

Babies & Books; Orland. Babies & parents enjoy

storytime together. Ages 2.5 & under. Th, 11am. Free.

Orland Branch Library, 333 Mill St. (530)865-1640.

SHASTA COUNTY

3rd Thursdays KIXE Film Night: “Biblioburro”; Redding.

Enjoy Independent Lens film & discussion. Ages

13 & up. 3rd Th, 6pm. Free. Redding Branch Library,

1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252.

Historic Hawes Farms; Anderson. Save

money & miss the crowds at family fun nights.

Find a pumpkin & ride the rides. Eat, drink & be merry.

All ages. Th & Fri. 5-8pm; thru 10/27. $10.95+. 6465

Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

KIXE Storytime; Redding. Come listen to a story &

enjoy songs, stickers & crafts. Take home a free book.

Bring a pillow, favorite blanket or stuffed animal &

friends. 3rd Th, 9-10:30am. Ages 5 & under. Free;

must pre-reg. KIXE Volunteer Center, 603 N. Market St.

(530)243-5493 x112.

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders; Redding. What

animals come out only at night? Come & find out what

they are doing when you are sound asleep. For ages

2-5 & their caregivers. Th, 10-11am. Free for members

or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50; ages 3 &

under free. Turtle Bay Exploration Park Mill Building,

844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Palo Cedro Farmers Market & Craft Fair. This

certified farmers market features several varieties of

freshly harvested micro greens & more. The crafts

section has vendors with candles, lotions, jewelry,

soap, crocheted & hand-sewn goodies. All ages. Th,

3-6pm; year-round. Free. Palo Cedro Guild, 22307 Old

44 Dr. (530)547-3788.

PlayGym; Redding. This class helps little ones grow &

thrive by promoting motor, mental & social development

thru gymnastics, song, dance & play. Ages 3-5.

Th, 10:15-11am. $7/class (Y members $5/class).

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Preschool Story Hour; Redding. Support high school

students learning about early childhood education in

their Career & Technical Education (CTE) course by

visiting a special storytime with activities. Children

learn early literacy & enjoy snack. Parents check in at

main office where students will be waiting to escort

you to story hour. Ages 1-4; parent participation req.

Th, 9-10am; thru 11/14. Free; must pre-reg. Enterprise

Highschool, 3411 Churn Creek Rd. (530)440-4006.

Raising A Reader Read-To-Me Book Club; Redding.

Children enjoy a weekly storytime with matching activities.

Stories center around a monthly theme; includes

a book bag to take home each month to encourage

family reading time. Ages 2-5. Th, 9-10am; thru 12/5.

$5/class (Y members $3). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155

N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Read & Create Storytime; Redding. Focusing on art

themes, this storytime welcomes children of all ages.

Th, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Rockin’ Reptiles; Redding. Come meet some of Turtle

Bay’s scaly or slithering ambassadors in this up close

encounter, with different animals presented each

week. All ages. Th, 2pm; thru 11/30. Free for members

or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay

Exploration Park Mill Building, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr.

(530)243-8850.

Storytime; Anderson. In celebration of the 27th annual

salmon festival, hear story “Landon Salmon” & enjoy

fish craft provided by Laura from the Coleman Fish

Hatchery. Each child will receive the book Pout Pout

Fish & sticker crafts from First 5 Shasta. Ages 5 & under.

Th, 3:30pm. Free. Anderson Branch Library, 3200

W. Center St. (530)365-7685.

Storytime; Shasta Lake. Celebrate the joys of reading

at this weekly storytime in the waiting room. For ages

5 & under. 3rd Th, 3-3:30pm. Free. Shasta Lake Family

Health & Dental Center, 4215 Front St. (530)276-9168.

Think Pink Bag Giveaways; Redding. Nor-Cal Think

Pink volunteers will hand out 40,000 free Think Pink

bags filled with early detection reminders to over 35

communities within the North State. All ages. 6am.

Free. Downtown Tri Counties Bank, 1327 South St.

(530)605-6889.

What’s All The STEAM About?; Redding. Different

weekly focus with activities/experiments to encourage

young children to actively explore Science, Technology,

Engineering, Art & Math before they start school. Ages

3-5. Th, 9-10am; thru 10/24. $5/class (Y members

$3 materials fee/class). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N.

Court St. (530)246-9622.

What’s Next? IFSP-IEP Online Webinar; Redding.

Learn the similarities & differences of the IFSP & the

IEP. This webinar offers information about what to expect

& how to ensure you have enough information to

make critically important decisions about your child’s

preschool & school experience. For parents with children

ages 20mos-4. 6:30-8pm. Free. (530)226-5129.

Homeschool PE; Redding. Children in grades K thru 8

build physical fitness & enhance skill development with

age-appropriate activities. Free with Y membership.

Tue & Th, 3-4pm. See the 1st.

Kidfit Classes; Redding. Kids ages 5-10 have a great

time moving & playing while increasing flexibility, balance

& motor skills. Mon/Th, 4-4:45pm. See the 3rd.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Mon, 4:30-

5:30pm or Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. See the 1st.

Preschool Open Gym; Redding. Little ones have a blast

with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more.

Ages 5 & under. Tue/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st.

Storytime. Celebrate the joys of reading at this weekly

storytime in the waiting room. For ages 5 & under. Th,

3:30pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Adoptive Parents Support Group; Mt. Shasta. This

support group is open to adoptive, foster & relative

caregivers. The focus of this group is to share

parenting ideas, strategies, successes & to gather

support from others in the same parenting situation.

All ages. 9:30-11:30am. Free; must pre-reg. Mt.

Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St.

(530)879-3861.

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Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor

exercise & fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 &

under need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

See the 3rd.

Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance Classes;

Mt. Shasta. Fun, supportive environment develops

technique & skills at the intermediate level. Solo dancers

welcome. Th, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 3rd.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 2nd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Dunsmuir. Join an early

childhood facilitator with your young child each week

to play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory

play. Ages 5 & under. Th, 10:30am-12pm. See the 3rd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Weed. Join an early childhood

facilitator with your young child each week to

play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory play.

Ages 5 & under. Tue & Th, 10-11:30am. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Kids Fitness Classes; Red Bluff. Group fitness classes

taught in a safe & fun environment. Gets kids moving

& promotes motor & social skills, cooperative play,

athletic development & healthy habits. Ages 4-12. Tue/

Th, 4:20pm. See the 1st.

18|FRIDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Babies Love Books Storytime; Oroville. Connect

with your little one during this special storytime. Ages

18mos & under. Fri, 10:30-11am. Free. Oroville Branch

Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Bilingual Story Garden; Chico. Enjoy stories & songs in

English & Spanish for ages 5 & under. Fri, 10am. Free.

Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Billboard Top 40 Skate Night; Chico. Open to

everyone. Bring your friends & have fun roller skating

to great music. Dancing may be offered too. All ages.

Fri, 7-10:30pm. $8-$9 per session, skate rental $2.50-

$3.50. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601.

Family Movie Night: “Beetlejuice”; Chico Enjoy

family movie night at the Chico Mall with the ones

you love most. Chili’s is offering a free kids meal with

purchase of an adult meal for kids 12 & under each

movie night. No outside food or drink. Movies begin

at 7pm near Dick’s Sporting Goods. All ages. 3rd Fri,

7pm-9pm. Free. Chico Mall, 1950 E. 20th St., Ste. 727.

(530)343-0706.

Fantastic Friday Playgroup; Chico. An entire gym

is open for play for ages walking-5yrs with an adult

(max 2 kids per adult). 1st & 3rd Fri, 10am-12pm.

$15 (members $5); siblings +$1; cash or check only.

Athletic Horizons, 415 Otterson Dr. (530)893-4967.

Play Date; Chico. Bring your friends & make some new

ones. All ages. Fri, 10am-12pm. Free. Apple Blossom

Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Storytime; Gridley. Features stories, music & crafting

fun for ages 5 & under. Fri, 10am. Free. Gridley Branch

Library, 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323.

Toy Van Visit; Oroville. From tumbling mats to

tricycles, parents may check out toys from the van for

1 month; provided by Valley Oak Children’s Services.

10-11am. Free. Gridley Branch Library, 299 Spruce St.

(530)846-3323.

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Start your weekend off with a

visit to support this wildlife foundation, which provides

rehabilitation & long-term care for exotic & native

species, educational programs, guided tours & more.

All ages. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. See the 1st.

Growing Together Teens; Chico. A great socialization

program for teens with autism & other developmental

disabilities. Teens build self-esteem & friendships &

learn to become self-advocates. Ages 12-17. Fri, 2:30-

5:30pm. See the 4th.

Horse Care; Oroville. Feed, pet & groom a great herd

of adopted horses. Bring watermelon rinds, carrots or

apples to share. All ages. Fri, 9am-4pm; appts Mon-Sat

avail. See the 4th.

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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, GLENN, SHASTA, SISKIYOU & TEHAMA COUNTIES

Sign Language For Toddlers; Chico. Young children

learn sign language & socialize during a circle time

that includes a welcome song, reading books, singing

songs, art activities, parachute play & more. Ages 5 &

under. Fri, 11am. See the 4th.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on

the beloved 1960s television series. All ages. Th- Sat,

7:30pm; thru 10/20. See the 3rd.

Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Enjoy lots of fun with black

light bowling & music. Fri, 10pm-1am. See the 4th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Animal Relationships; Redding. Did you know that

animals also have family trees that can be followed

thru taxonomy? Come to this engaging program &

learn how some of Turtle Bay’s animals relate to each

other or even to the animals in your home. All ages.

Fri, 2pm; thru 12/27. Free for members or with park

admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Mill Building, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Beginning Drawing With Lindsay Inoue; Cottonwood.

Art instructor Lindsay Inoue’s will break down the art of

drawing to its most basic elements & principles. Ages

8 & up. Every other Fri, 1-2pm; thru 12/13. $25. Willow

House, 22633 Venzke Rd. (530)524-7958.

Beginning Watercolor With Lindsay Inoue; Cottonwood.

Explore the watercolor medium thru a series of

abstract exercises, as well as figurative & landscape

paintings. Ages 13 & up. Every other Fri, 2:30-4pm

$25. Willow House, 22633 Venzke Rd. (530)524-7958.

Hawes Farms Haunts; Anderson. Enjoy 4

Haunts: Field of Screams, Alien Odyssey,

Children of the Corn Zombie Hunt & Sinister Workshop.

Enjoy unlimited rides on the roller coaster, bumper

cars, go-karts & more. All ages. Fri, 6-10pm & Sat,

7-11pm; thru 10/27. $39.95/reg. Historic Hawes

Farms, 6465 Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Historic Hawes Farms; Anderson. Save

money & miss the crowds at family fun nights.

Find a pumpkin & ride the rides. Eat, drink & be merry.

All ages. Th & Fri. 5-8pm; thru 10/27. $10.95+. 6465

Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Jake Shimabukuro; Redding. Ukulele master Jake

Shimabukuro has taken the 4-string instrument to

places no one could have imagined, ranging freely

across the music spectrum from jazz, blues & funk to

bluegrass, classical & folk. All ages. 7:30pm. $29-$35.

Cascade Theatre, 1735 Market St. (530)243-8877.

Pink Sundial Bridge Lighting; Redding. Nor-Cal Think

Pink will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of this

beautiful event with live music, inspiring speakers,

health booths & food trucks. All ages. 5-8:30pm. Free.

Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844

Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)605-6889.

Read & Discover Storytime; Redding. Focusing on

science, discovery & math themes, this storytime welcomes

children of all ages. Fri, 10:30am. Free. Redding

Branch Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Redding Homeschoolers Park Day. Weekly playdate

for children & parents. Find park updates on Redding

Area Homeschool Support Facebook page. All ages. Fri,

2:30pm. Free.

Secret Society Of Brick Stackers; Redding. Does

your child love Legos? This group is a great way

for kids to get together with other kids with diverse

abilities who share that affection. Ages 5-12. Fri, 3:30-

4:30pm. Free. Rowell Family Empowerment, 2701 Old

Eureka Way, Ste. 2i. (530)226-5129.

Sundial Riffle Raffle; Redding. Get your tickets. Celebrating

30 years of supporting youth. This fundraiser,

formerly known as Ducky Derby, helps children engage

in activities that lead to better long-term health. Live

stream on Facebook today during halftime of the River

Bowl. All ages. $5. Riffle Raffle Headwaters, 1910

Market St., Ste. B. (530)225-8583.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. See the 2nd.

Family Kickboxing Classes; Redding. Bring the whole

family for healthy Friday evening fun. 4-5pm. See the

4th.

Friday Toddler Time; Redding. A fun way to let your

little ones get their wiggles out. The park opens before

normal business hours for little ones to jump at their

own pace & comfort level. 9-10am & 10-11am. See

the 4th.

Reptile Exhibit Room; Redding. Check out reptiles

from around the world on display plus enjoy feeding &

petting tortoise & lizards that roam the room. All ages.

Tue-Sat, 12-5:30pm. See the 1st.

Rock ‘N’ Bowl Night At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Unlimited

bowling, laser light show, music & fun. Fri-Sat,

9pm-midnight. See the 4th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor

exercise & fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 &

under need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

See the 3rd.

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history & location

of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All ages.

Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. See the 4th.

19|SATURDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

NORTH STATE

Annual Kids’ Farm Day And Family

Safety Fair; Durham. Celebrate this

annual event with North State Parent staff! Enjoy a

fun & educational family-friendly day where kids can

learn about farms, pet animals, sow seeds, make

lavender sachets and other farm related projects.

Also pick pumpkins and so much more. First 25 families

get free goody bag.Stick Horse Making at 10am to

11am. Race at 12noon only. 10am-4pm. $5; $3/ages

12 & under. Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway.

(530)859-2309.

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An Evening With Jake Shimabukuro; Chico. Shimabukuro

brings a modern twist to the ukulele that is a

far cry from the beach music of your parents. All ages.

7:30pm. $15-$35. Laxson Auditorium, 400 W. 1st St.

(530)898-6333.

Book Sale; Chico. Find great books at low prices at

this fundraising event hosted by Chico Friends of the

Library. Sat, 9-11:30am. Chico Branch Library, 1108

Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Chinese Storytime; Chico. Monthly storytime features

stories & songs in Chinese. 3rd Sat, 2pm. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Investigation Station: Can You Dig It?; Chico. In

honor of International Archaeology Day learn about archaeology

as a profession. All ages. 12-2pm. Free with

museum admission, $5-$7. Gateway Science Museum,

625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121.

Kids Club Craft Workshop; Chico. Kids ages 3 & up

can make a creative project to bring home. 10am-

12pm. $2-$5/class. Michaels, 2041 Dr. Martin Luther

King Jr. Pkwy. (530)343-1864.

Nature Walk; Oroville. Bring the family to enjoy a

docent-led walk on a park trail around Lake Oroville. Each

week features a different easy/moderate 3-5 mile walk.

Sat, year-round, starts 8:45am sharp, call to confirm. Lake

Oroville Visitors Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Rd. (530)538-2219.

Partner/Parent Workshop: Bringing Baby Home;

Chico. New & expectant couples will learn positive

team parenting tips on parenthood transitions, post-baby

partner relationships, parent-baby interactions &

postpartum mood disorders. For parents of infants

ages 0-3mos. 9am-4:30pm. $75/couple. Enloe Mother

& Baby Education Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite

#120. (530)332-3970.

Play Chess; Chico. Learn to play chess with teen

volunteers. All ages. Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Sat, 11am-

1pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

(530)891-2726.

Saturday Farmers Market; Chico. Enjoy locally grown

fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, soaps &

much more. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine.

2nd & Wall St. (530)893-3276.

Saturday Storytime; Chico. Children of all ages will

enjoy this weekly storytime. 11am. Free. 2031 Barnes

& Noble, Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494.

Toastmasters Gavel Club Meeting; Chico. An affiliate

of Toastmasters International, Gavel Club gives kids the

same experience as a regular Toastmasters Club. The

program helps children be assertive & find joy in speaking

& active listening. Ages 18 & under. 1st & 3rd Sat,

4:30-5:30pm; thru Dec 2019. Free. Mountain Mike’s

Pizza banquet room, 1105 W. 5th St. (530)228-6120.

Yo-Yo Club Practice; Chico. Develop your yo-yo skills

with free lessons & practice. Sat, 12-2pm. Meet in

Diamond Alley behind Bird in Hand, 320 Broadway.

(530)893-0545.

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Start your weekend off with a

visit to support this wildlife foundation, which provides

rehabilitation & long-term care for exotic & native

species, educational programs, guided tours & more.

All ages. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. See the 1st.

Chico Air Museum. View jet & propeller aircraft plus

an impressive display of aviation & space artifacts.

Peruse the research library & gift shop. Th-Sun, 9am-

2pm. See the 3rd.

Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Explore the world

of science-related activities & new exhibit: Before &

Beyond the Moon. All ages. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm; thru

12/15. See the 2nd.

Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Join Roller-Roo

in a session; little ones in strollers welcome. Ages 10 &

under. Sat, 10:30am-12:30pm. See the 5th.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on

the beloved 1960s television series. All ages. Th- Sat,

7:30pm; thru 10/20. See the 3rd.

Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Enjoy lots of fun with black

light bowling & music. Sat, 9pm-1am. See the 5th.

SHASTA COUNTY

18th Annual Alyssa’s Wings Of Angels Spaghetti

Feed Fundraiser; Redding. Support a local non-profit

that raises proceeds for families with a child diagnosed

with childhood cancer or other serious illnesses. All proceeds

benefit families. Enjoy raffle, auction & great food.

All ages. 4-7:30pm. $12/adult; $6/child; ages 5 & under

free. Sons of Italy, 4850 Cedars Rd. (530)378-2373.

Fall Gardening Workshop; Redding. Includes

a variety of displays & information on food

preservation, composting, seed starting for fall &

winter crops, backyard chickens, preparing soils for

next year’s garden, dormant spraying of fruit trees &

more. All ages. 10am-1pm. $5. Shasta College Farm,

4000 Building. (530)242-2219.

Hawes Farms Haunts; Anderson. Enjoy 4

Haunts: Field of Screams, Alien Odyssey,

Children of the Corn Zombie Hunt & Sinister Workshop.

Enjoy unlimited rides on the roller coaster, bumper

cars, go-karts & more. All ages. Fri, 6-10pm & Sat,

7-11pm; thru 10/27. $39.95/reg. Historic Hawes

Farms, 6465 Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Kids Club Craft Workshop; Redding. Kids ages 3

& up can make a creative project to bring home.

10am-12pm. $2-$5/class. Michaels, 1070 Hilltop Dr.

(530)223-9514.

Pokémon Challenge; Anderson. League challenge

events are open to all players. Players need to bring

their own legal 60-card deck. League Challenge events

consist of only Swiss rounds; there is no top cut to

single-elimination rounds. All ages. 10am reg. $5.

Average Ape Comics & Games, 2335 Balls Ferry Rd.

(530)921-1980.

Pokémon Pre-Release Tournament; Anderson. A

great introduction to Pokémon deck building & card

playing following the Pokémon league challenge. All

supplies provided. Ages 5 & up. 4pm. $25. Average Ape

Comics & Games, 2335 Balls Ferry Rd. (530)921-1980.

Return Of The Salmon Festival; Anderson. Celebrate

this 27th annual family event. Visit the Coleman National

Fish Hatchery to observe all aspects of salmon spawning

operations. Enjoy children’s activities, informational

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booths & more. 9am-3pm. Park at the Walmart Supercenter

off Route 273, free shuttles provided. 24411

Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd. (530)365-8622.

Saturday Storytime; Redding. Storytime fun for ages

7 & under. 11am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 1260 Churn

Creek Rd. (530)222-2006.

Science Saturday: Spooky Science; Redding.

All living things have DNA. Break out your inner

mad scientist with Turtle Bay educators for festive

science experiments. Activities are based around

Halloween themes & are sure to get you into the spooky

spirit. All ages. 11am-3pm. Free for members or with

park admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration

Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Shasta Lake Farmers Market; Shasta Lake City. Enjoy

an evening market hosted by the Shasta Lake Creative

Community & shop local. All ages. Sat, 6-9pm; thru

10/26. Free. Heritage Roasting Co., 4302 Shasta Dam

Blvd. (530)605-1990.

Survival! Indoor Animal Show; Redding. This 30-min

adventure will have you face to face with some of Turtle

Bay’s favorite animals as they fly, crawl, or walk on by. All

ages. Sat, 2pm; thru 2/15. Free for members or with park

admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Mill Building, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

The Pink Pub Crawl; Redding. Event goers are

encouraged to get zany & creative with pink attire in

support of breast cancer awareness & “crawl” to each

participating bar/pub in Downtown Redding. Ages 21 &

up. 7pm-2am. $15/person; $20 at the door. Downtown

Redding. (530)605-6889.

Think Pink 5K Walk/Run; Redding. Grab your running

shoes & some pink to further raise breast cancer

awareness at this fun event. Enjoy music by DJ Jake

Easy, refreshments & raffle prize drawings. All ages.

11am-2pm. $25/adult; $15/ages 18 & under. Sundial

Bridge at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial

Bridge Dr. (530)605-6889.

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Exhibition; Redding.

This high-tech & high-intensity exhibition lets you

discover what genomic science can tell you about

disease. All ages. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun,

10am-5pm; thru Jan 2020. See the 5th.

Mystery Of The Mayan Medallion Exhibition;

Redding. Delve into science, language, history & mathematics

in this hands-on, immersive treasure hunt of

an exhibition. All ages. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun,

10am-5pm; thru Jan 2020. See the 5th.

Pokémon League; Anderson. League events are a great

way to learn game basics & get the feel for Pokémon

competitive play. Using your own cards & Pokémon video

games, you can play, trade & earn cool prizes. Ages

5 & up. Sat, 2-6pm; thru 12/28. See the 5th.

Reptile Exhibit Room; Redding. Check out reptiles

from around the world on display plus enjoy feeding &

petting tortoise & lizards that roam the room. All ages.

Tue-Sat, 12-5:30pm. See the 1st.

Rock ‘N’ Bowl Night; Redding. Unlimited bowling,

laser light show, music & fun. Fri-Sat, 9pm-midnight.

See the 4th.

Saturday Open Gym For Youth; Redding. Ages 5-14.

Sat, 10:30am-12:30pm. See the 5th.

Saturday Toddler Time; Redding. Rare Air opens before

their normal business hours to let little ones jump

at their own pace. 9-10am. See the 5th.

Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young

teens. Sat; skate 7-9pm; dance 9-11pm. See the 5th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Children’s Storytime; Weed. Ages 3 & under enjoy

storytime at 10:30am & ages 4-7 enjoy storytime

at 11am. Adult must accompany child. Sat, 10:30-

11:30am. Free. Weed Branch Library, 150 Alamo Ave.

(530)938-4767.

Dronesmuir II; Dunsmuir. Silent Records, America’s

premier ambient record label, is bringing their mystical

brand of ambient & drone music back. Dronesmuir II

is the 2nd of a series of music concerts for 2019. All

ages. 8:30pm. Suggested donation $5. The Wheelhouse,

5841 Sacramento Ave. (530)678-3502.

Ballroom Technique Class; Mt. Shasta. Learn

ballroom dance techniques from pro instructors. Sat,

9:45-11:45am. See the 5th.

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor

exercise & fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 &

under need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

See the 3rd.

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history & location

of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All ages.

Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. See the 4th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

The Saturday Market By The River; Red Bluff. Yearround

certified market features locally grown products

including veggies, fruit, nuts, meats, honey, eggs &

artisan food products & crafts. 9am-12pm, rain or

shine; year-round. 100 Main St. (530)527-6220.

20|SUNDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Free Family Movie; Chico. Come enjoy a film suitable

for all ages. Sun, 2pm. Chico Branch Library, 1108

Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

“The Addams Family” Musical; Chico. Laughs

abound in this hilarious off-beat musical based on the

beloved 1960s television series. All ages. 2pm; thru

10/20. $16-$20. Chico Theatre Company, 166 Eaton

Rd. (530)894-3282.

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Start your weekend off with a

visit to support this wildlife foundation, which provides

rehabilitation & long-term care for exotic & native

species, educational programs, guided tours & more.

All ages. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. See the 1st.

Chico Air Museum. View jet & propeller aircraft plus

an impressive display of aviation & space artifacts.

Peruse the research library & gift shop. Th-Sun, 9am-

2pm. See the 3rd.

Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Explore the world

of science-related activities & new exhibit: Before &

Beyond the Moon. All ages. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm; thru

12/15. See the 2nd.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun. Practices

Tue (5:30pm); Racing on Th (7pm) & Sun (11am).

All ages. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Animal Parade; Redding. Take a stroll with Spike the

porcupine, Sweet Pea the skunk & other Turtle Bay

animal celebrities as one of them leads the way thru

the park; weather permitting. All ages. Sun, 2pm;

thru 2/16. Free for members or with park admission,

$12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration Park Mill Building,

844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Big Blue Blocks; Redding. Play, build & create with

the big blue blocks. Children build a new world each

time they play. The big blue blocks are child-directed

& open-ended; they encourage self-expression thru

deep, joyful play. All ages. 1-4pm. Free for members or

with park admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration

Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Free Old-Time Fiddle Jams; Palo Cedro. Enjoy the

sounds & sights of fiddles, flattop guitars & more as

you sit back or dance to old-time bluegrass & Americana

music. All ages. 3rd Sun, 1-4pm; thru Dec 2019.

Free. Palo Cedro Community Hall, 22037 Old Forty-Four

Dr. (530)200-4820.

Shingletown Certified Farmers Market. Meet local

farmers & crafters while supporting a tradition of

buying direct from producers at this Sunday market &

swap meet. All ages. Sun, 12-3pm; thru 10/27. Free.

Shingletown Medical Center parking lot, 31292 Alpine

Meadows Rd. (530)262-7360.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. See the 2nd.

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Care Education Program

We provide family enrichment, training and

support for those who work with or care

for children. Everyone is welcome!

All Workshops Are

Free & Open To Everyone!

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Developing Capable People

Multi-Level Anger Management

The Nurtured Heart Approach & More!

Morning, Evening and Weekend Workshops available

in Chico & Oroville. Visit our website for a full list of

family enrichment classes & workshops:

www.butte.edu/fosterkinship

For more information: (530) 897-6235

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Dress up early for Halloween & head to the Chico Mall for a Costume Contest! See your little one's smile as he or

she proudly shows off this year's costume! See the 26th. (Butte County)

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor

exercise & fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 &

under need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

See the 3rd.

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history & location

of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All ages.

Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. See the 4th.

21|MONDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Lyme Disease Support Group; Chico. Offers monthly

support for those suffering with Lyme disease and their

families, friends & caregivers. 3rd Mon, 5:30-7pm.

Free. Northwood Commons Clubhouse at Northwood

Commons Place, W. Lassen Ave. (530)877-6666.

Nature’s ABC’s Drop-In Program; Chico. Families with

children can enjoy crafts, animal visits & a guided exploration

of Bidwell Park. Each week has a different letter &

nature theme. Not a drop-off event. Ages 5 & under. Mon,

10-11am; thru 5/18. Free. Chico Creek Nature Center,

1968 E 8th St. in lower Bidwell Park. (530)891-4671.

Lil’ Sprouts Program; Chico. An early intervention

program for children with autism that helps develop

socialization, behavioral & communication skills. Ages

4-7. Mon, 2-5pm. See the 7th.

GLENN COUNTY

Nurturing Nest Playgroup; Willows. Parents &

children enjoy interactive play while building social

& emotional skills for future educational experiences

& success. Ages 5 & under. Mon & Wed, 9:30-11am.

Free. 1035 W. Wood St. (530)934-6882.

SHASTA COUNTY

Babies, Books & Play; Redding. A fun playtime for

little ones & their caregivers. Ages 2 & under. Mon,

10:30am. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100 Parkview

Ave. (530)245-7253.

Game Night; Redding. Children of all ages can play

board & video games in the library’s story room.

Mon, 4-5:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

King’s Brotherhood; Redding. Empowers boys

to develop strong leadership skills, self-identity &

healthy relationships. Thru the use of anecdotes, group

activities & reflections, boys will develop strategies for

creating safe social climates & maintaining healthy

friendships. A delicious & nutritious meal is provided.

Ages 8-12. Mon, 5:30-7:30pm; thru 12/16. Free; must

pre-reg. MLK Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4095.

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Positively Girls Club: Girls With Ideas; Redding. This

research-based curriculum utilizes innovative lesson

plans to teach girls to collaborate with each other while

finding their own unique voice & leadership style. A

delicious & nutritious meal is provided. Ages 9-13.

Mon, 5:30-7:30pm; thru 12/16. Free; must pre-reg.

MLK Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4095.

Homeschool Sewing Classes; Redding. This sewing

series is designed for beginners as well as those who

have sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18.

Mon/Tue, 1-3pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

Kidfit Classes; Redding. Kids ages 5-10 have a great

time moving & playing while increasing flexibility, balance

& motor skills. Mon/Th, 4-4:45pm. See the 3rd.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Mon, 4:30-

5:30pm or Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. See the 1st.

Sew Much Fun Classes; Redding. This sewing series

is designed for beginners as well as those who have

sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18. Mon/Tue,

3:30-5:30pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Line Dancing; Mt. Shasta. Open to all levels & ages.

Mon, 4-5pm. $5 (members free). Mountain Fitness,

633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-3310.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 3rd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Mt. Shasta. Play & learn

with your young child thru exploration, creativity &

sensory play in this facilitated weekly group. Ages 5 &

under. Mon, 10:30am-12pm. See the 7th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Library Story Time!; Corning. Engaging theme-based

storytime activities designed to enhance cognitive

skills, language, physical, creative & social-emotional

development. Ages 6 & under. Mon, 10am; thru June

2020. Free. Corning Branch Library, 740 Third St.

(530)527-0607.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making

& parachute play. All ages. Tue/Th, 9:15-10am.

Free. Apple Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave.

(530)345-1617.

Crafters Club; Oroville. Bring your project to work on

while enjoying the company of other yarn enthusiasts.

For adults. Tue, 3-5pm. Free. Oroville Branch Library,

1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Kids Crafternoon; Durham. Fun crafts for kids ages

12 & under (5 & under with adult). 2nd & 4th Tue,

3-5:30pm. Free. Durham Branch Library, 2545 Durham

Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835.

Preschool Storytime; Chico. Enjoy stories, songs

& crafts. Ages 3-5. Tue, 10am & 11am. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Rhythm Kids; Chico. Young children enjoy music on

the drums, play & more. Ages 4-5. Tue, 2:15pm. $8/

class. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave.,

Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Autumn Fest Educational Field Trips;

Durham. Students enjoy a field trip around the

interactive educational & natural history museum &

take home a small pumpkin. All ages. Tue-Th, times

vary; thru 10/24. See the 8th.

Buddin’ Sprouts Program; Chico. A progression of

Little Red Hen’s Lil’ Sprouts program, where advanced

sensory, socialization, behavioral & communication

skills are encouraged for children with autism & other

socially-related disabilities. Ages 8-12. Tue, 2-5pm.

See the 1st.

Cheap Skate Night; Chico. This fun night of roller

skating features weekly themes, games & family hits

music. Tue, 6:30-8:30pm. See the 1st.

Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on

cheerleading skills or prepare to be an All Star. Tue/Th

3:30-5pm. See the 1st.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun. Practices

Tue (5:30pm); Racing on Th (7pm) & Sun (11am).

All ages. See the 1st.

GLENN COUNTY

Preschool Storytime; Willows. Enjoy storytime &

craft. Ages 5 & under. Tue, 11am. Free. Willows Public

Library, 201 N. Lassen St. (530)934-5156.

SHASTA COUNTY

Climbing Your Family Tree With DNA; Redding. Discover

your history as this class covers the basics of DNA testing,

research, tree building, 3rd party tools & working your

DNA matches to link them to your tree. Age 18 & up. Mon,

6-8pm. $45; must pre-reg. Location TBD. (530)225-4095.

Family Night Jump Time; Redding. Bring the whole

gang for a jumping experience in a fun-filled environment

– it’s healthy, active fun. All ages. 2-8pm. $9/

hour; $2 add’l hour. Rare Air Trampoline Park, 3625 Old

44 Dr. (530)221-1206.

Junior Ninja Warrior Class; Redding. Children have a

blast with an obstacle-style gymnastics course. Ages 5

& up. Mon/Tue/Fri, 4pm. $68/month. Galaxy Gymnastics,

910 Wall St. (530)222-4496.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week At Storytime;

Redding. Spin the wheel, learn about how to avoid lead

in your environment & win a prize during storytime

with Shasta County HHSA health branch. Ages 6 &

under. 9am-1pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)225-5122.

Read & Sing Storytime; Redding. Storytime, crafts &

songs for children of all ages. Tue, 10:30-11:30am. Free.

Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

Storytime; Redding. Celebrate the joys of reading at

this weekly storytime. Geared for ages 5 & under, all

ages welcome. Tue, 10-10:30am. Free. Shasta Community

Health Center’s Pediatrics waiting room, 1035

Placer St. (530)246-5710.

Teen Advisory Board; Redding. Want to volunteer?

Join the Teen Advisory Board. Help plan events, make

& donate things to the community & help make Shasta

Public Libraries great. Ages 12-18. Tue, 6-7:30pm; thru

12/17. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100 Parkview

Ave. (530)245-7261.

Alateen Meeting; Redding. Support group for ages 12-

20 affected by someone else’s drinking. Tue, 6-7pm.

See the 1st.

Chess Group Fun; Redding. Play chess while instructors

observe, advise & facilitate the fun. All ages &

levels. Tue, 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 1st.

Homeschool PE; Redding. Children in grades K thru 8

build physical fitness & enhance skill development with

age-appropriate activities. Free with Y membership.

Tue & Th, 3-4pm. See the 1st.

Homeschool Sewing Classes; Redding. This sewing

series is designed for beginners as well as those who

have sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18.

Mon/Tue, 1-3pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Mon, 4:30-

5:30pm or Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. See the 1st.

Preschool Open Gym; Redding. Little ones have a

blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks &

much more. Ages 5 & under. Tue/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See

the 1st.

Sew Much Fun Classes; Redding. This sewing series

is designed for beginners as well as those who have

sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18. Mon/Tue,

3:30-5:30pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Mentorship For Kids; Mt. Shasta. Embark on a

weekly art adventure to learn the many fundamental

skills of art with an award-winning visionary art

instructor. Limited to 12 students. Ages 6-12. Tue,

4-6pm; thru June 2020. Free; must pre-reg. Velvet

Elephant Art Center, 207 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-

2297.

Knit & Crochet Tuesday; Dunsmuir. Come join the

fun at this weekly needlework event. An experienced

instructor is available to help, whether you’re just

starting out or are a hook & needles wiz. Open to

everyone - supplies available. Free. 1-3pm. Dunsmuir

Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave.

(530)235-4400.

Positive Behavior Support Plan Training; Yreka.

Learn all about designing a positive behavior support

plan at this training. Dinner & childcare are provided.

For adults. 5:30-8pm. Free. Yreka Community Resource

Center, 201 S. Broadway. (530)842-1313.

Beginning Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. Lots

of fun for all ages. Tue, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 1st.

Communication & Communication Styles; Mt.

Shasta. This workshop will provide participants with

evidence-based, emotionally-focused tools for effective

communication. For adults. Tue, 5:15-7:15pm; thru

10/22. See the 1st.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 2nd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Weed. Join an early childhood

facilitator with your young child each week to

play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory play.

Ages 5 & under. Tue & Th, 10-11:30am. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Library Story Time!; Los Molinos. Engaging themebased

storytime activities designed to enhance cognitive,

language, physical, creative & social-emotional

development. Ages 6 & under. Tue, 10am; thru June

2020. Free. Los Molinos Branch Library, 7881 Hwy

99E. (530)527-0607.

Kids Fitness Classes; Red Bluff. Group fitness classes

taught in a safe & fun environment. Gets kids moving

& promotes motor & social skills, cooperative play,

athletic development & healthy habits. Ages 4-12. Tue/

Th, 4:20pm. See the 1st.


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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, GLENN, SHASTA, SISKIYOU & TEHAMA COUNTIES

23|WEDNESDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Babies Love Books Storytime; Chico. Enjoy this

special storytime. Ages 18mos & under. Wed, 11-

11:30am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman

Ave. (530)891-2726.

Bittie Baby & Me: Healthy Parent; Chico. This class

series promotes infant wellness & safety with current

info - new topic each week. Make friends in a supportive

environment. 10:30am-12pm. $20/class (free if you

delivered at Enloe). Enloe Mother & Baby Education

Center, 251 Cohasset Rd, Suite 120. (530)332-3970.

Cal Bear’s Kid Session; Chico. Young skaters enjoy open

skating & instruction. Ages 12 & under. Wed, 10:30am-

12:30pm. $6.25, includes skates (parents skate free). Cal

Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601.

Chico Wednesday Farmers Market. Enjoy locally

grown fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods,

soaps & much more. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or

shine. North Valley Plaza, Pillsbury Rd. (530)893-3276.

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making &

parachute play. All ages. Wed, 3:15-4pm. Free. Apple

Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Kids Activity Time; Gridley. Come enjoy a fun activity

designed just for kids. Ages 12 & under. Wed, 3pm. Free.

Gridley Branch Library, 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323.

Preschool Storytime; Oroville. Preschoolers hear great

children’s stories. Ages 3-5. Wed, 11am. Free. Oroville

Branch Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Wildlife Wonders: What’s For Lunch?; Chico. Look at

what specific animals in the area eat. Get a stamp on

your bookmark every time you attend Wildlife Wonders

& a cool prize once you fill up your bookmark. All ages.

3-4pm. Free with museum admission, $5-$7. Gateway

Science Museum, 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

GLENN COUNTY

Crafty Kids; Willows. Children get creative at this fun

weekly event with make-&-take crafting activities.

Ages 7 & up. Wed, drop in any time between 1-4pm.

Free. Willows Public Library, 201 N. Lassen St.

(530)934-5156.

Storytime; Orland. Children’s storytime with music

& a related craft. Ages 3-5. Wed, 11am. Free. Orland

Branch Library, 333 Mill St. (530)865-1640.

Nurturing Nest Playgroup; Willows. Parents &

children enjoy interactive play while building social

& emotional skills for future educational experiences

& success. Ages 5 & under. Mon & Wed, 9:30-11am.

Free. 1035 W. Wood St. (530)934-6882.

SPED - Understanding Your Child’s Evaluation

Training; Orland. Rowell Family Empowerment Center

presents this training offered in English & Spanish.

Childcare & snacks are provided.

For parents. 6-8pm. Free; must pre-reg. Student &

Family Resource Center, 201 Mill St. (530)865-7685.

SHASTA COUNTY

Preschool Storytime; Burney. Preschoolers hear

great children’s stories & enjoy a craft. Ages 5 & under

& their caregivers. Wed, 11am-12pm. Free. Burney

Branch Library, 37038 Siskiyou St. (530)335-4317.

Read & Play Storytime; Redding. This innovative

storytime focuses on sensory practices. Children of all

ages welcome, especially those with special needs.

Wed, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Silversmithing For Beginners; Anderson. Introduction

to soldering techniques. Students learn to design &

create silver pendants & ring. In-class tools provided.

Limited to 8 students. Ages 16 & up. Wed, 5:30pm-

8:30pm; thru 11/6. $84; must pre-reg. 6471 Airport Rd.

(530)225-4095.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. See the 2nd.

Parent Group: Discipline That Works; Redding. Free

parent support group that’s based on the Triple P positive

parenting program. Wed, 6-7:30pm. See the 2nd.

Wild Horse Viewing; Shingletown. Enjoy viewing

& learning more about wild horses & burros. These

amazing animals live peaceful & free lives on 5,000

acres in their natural habitat. All ages. Wed & Sat,

10am-4pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Children’s Storytime; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages

(infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Adult must

accompany child. Wed, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Dunsmuir

Branch Library, 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035.

Coffee & Cake; Dunsmuir. Everyone’s invited to get

social. Enjoy coffee & cake, chat & find out what the

resource center has to offer. Free. Wed, 9:30-11am.

Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir

Ave. (530)235-4400.

Make Parenting A Pleasure; Yreka. In this 12-week

evidence-based parenting class, you will get ideas to

support your child’s development, deal with discipline

challenges & learn more about communication,

self-care, stress, & anger management. Dinner &

childcare provided. For parents of ages 8 & under.

Wed, 5:30-7:30pm; thru 12/11. Free; must pre-reg.

Yreka Community Resource Center, 201 S. Broadway.

(530)842-1313.

Preschool Storytellers; Yreka. Hear a different

storyteller read, sing songs & make crafts each week.

All ages. Wed, 10-11am. Free. Yreka Library, 719 4th

St. (530)841-4175.

Songs & Stories; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 5 & under

enjoy fun stories & sing along to music. An adult must

accompany young children. Wed, 10:30am. Free. Mt.

Shasta Branch Library, 515 E. Alma St. (530)926-2031.

Ballroom Dance Classes: Beginning/Intermediate;

Mt. Shasta. Learn the smooth & quickstep dances &

how to lead or follow. Wed, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 2nd.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 2nd.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Library Story Time!; Red Bluff. Engaging theme-based

storytime activities designed to enhance cognitive

skills, language, physical, creative & social-emotional

development. Ages 6 & under. Wed, 10am; thru June

2020. Free. Red Bluff Branch Library, 545 Diamond

Ave. (530)527-0607.

Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off; Corning. Help kick-off

Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s oldest & largest drug

prevention campaign. The program will include a guest

speaker from the DEA, student awards & a special tribute

to law enforcement. All ages. 4pm. Free. Rodgers

Theater, 1217 Solano St. (530)528-7356.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making &

parachute play. All ages. Tue/Th, 9:15-10am. Free. Apple

Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Play Chess; Chico. Learn to play chess with teen volunteers.

All ages. Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Sat, 11am-1pm. Free.

Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-

2726.

Preschool Storytime; Durham. Stories, songs & activities

for children & parents/caregivers. Ages 5 & under.

Th, 10am. Free. Durham Branch Library, 2545 Durham

Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835.

Rhythm Kids; Chico. Young children enjoy music on

the drums, play & more. Ages 5-7. Th, 2:15pm. $8/

class. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave.,

Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Toddler Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & action

rhymes. Ages 3 & under. Th, 10am & 11am. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Butte Homeschoolers Park Day; Chico. All homeschoolers

welcome. Th, 1-4pm. Free. See the 3rd.

Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on

cheerleading skills or prepare to be an All Star. Tue/Th

3:30-5pm. See the 1st.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

Sign Language For Toddlers; Chico. Young children

learn sign language & socialize during a circle time

that includes a welcome song, reading books, singing

songs, art activities, parachute play & more. Ages 5 &

under. Th, 1pm. See the 3rd.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun. Practices

Tue (5:30pm); Racing on Th (7pm) & Sun (11am).

All ages. See the 1st.

GLENN COUNTY

Babies & Books; Orland. Babies & parents enjoy

storytime together. Ages 2.5 & under. Th, 11am. Free.

Orland Branch Library, 333 Mill St. (530)865-1640.

SHASTA COUNTY

Historic Hawes Farms; Anderson. Save

money & miss the crowds at family fun nights.

Find a pumpkin & ride the rides. Eat, drink & be merry.

All ages. Th & Fri. 5-8pm; thru 10/27. $10.95+. 6465

Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week At Storytime; Redding.

Spin the wheel, learn about how to avoid lead in

your environment & win a prize during storytime with

Shasta County HHSA health branch. Ages 6 & under.

2:30-4:30pm. Free. Anderson Branch Library, 3200 W.

Center St. (530)225-5122.

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders; Redding. What

animals come out only at night? Come & find out what

they are doing when you are sound asleep. For ages

2-5 & their caregivers. Th, 10-11am. Free for members

United in care…

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team of cyclists who stop to help a friend with a flat tire or a school

coach providing a football uniform to a family who couldn’t afford

one, care is the first step in building trust and peace of mind. SRMC

is working together in the North State region to strengthen

communities through transformative care.

• Now offering FAST TRACK services in our Emergency Department.

Shasta Regional Emergency Department Providers

United In Care.

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or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50; ages 3 &

under free. Turtle Bay Exploration Park Mill Building,

844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Palo Cedro Farmers Market & Craft Fair. This

certified farmers market features several varieties of

freshly harvested micro greens & more. The crafts

section has vendors with candles, lotions, jewelry,

soap, crocheted & hand-sewn goodies. All ages. Th,

3-6pm; year-round. Free. Palo Cedro Guild, 22307 Old

44 Dr. (530)547-3788.

PlayGym; Redding. This class helps little ones grow &

thrive by promoting motor, mental & social development

thru gymnastics, song, dance & play. Ages 3-5.

Th, 10:15-11am. $7/class (Y members $5/class).

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Preschool Story Hour; Redding. Support high school

students learning about early childhood education in

their Career & Technical Education (CTE) course by

visiting a special storytime with activities. Children

learn early literacy & enjoy snack. Parents check in at

main office where students will be waiting to escort

you to story hour. Ages 1-4; parent participation req.

Th, 9-10am; thru 11/14. Free; must pre-reg. Enterprise

Highschool, 3411 Churn Creek Rd. (530)440-4006.

Raising A Reader Read-To-Me Book Club; Redding.

Children enjoy a weekly storytime with matching activities.

Stories center around a monthly theme; includes

a book bag to take home each month to encourage

family reading time. Ages 2-5. Th, 9-10am; thru 12/5.

$5/class (Y members $3). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155

N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Read & Create Storytime; Redding. Focusing on art

themes, this storytime welcomes children of all ages.

Th, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Rockin’ Reptiles; Redding. Come meet some of Turtle

Bay’s scaly or slithering ambassadors in this up-close

encounter, with different animals presented each

week. All ages. Th, 2pm; thru 11/30. Free for members

or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay

Exploration Park Mill Building, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr.

(530)243-8850.

Storytime; Anderson. Hear stories from local baseball

coach & players from Anderson High School's varsity

team. Each child will receive a plastic bat, ball &

baseball stickers from First 5 Shasta. Ages 5 & under.

Th, 3:30pm. Free. Anderson Branch Library, 3200 W.

Center St. (530)365-7685.

What’s All The STEAM About?; Redding. Different

weekly focus with activities/experiments to encourage

young children to actively explore Science, Technology,

Engineering, Art & Math before they start school. Ages

3-5. Th, 9-10am; thru 10/24. $5/class (Y members

$3 materials fee/class). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N.

Court St. (530)246-9622.

Homeschool PE; Redding. Children in grades K thru 8

build physical fitness & enhance skill development with

age-appropriate activities. Free with Y membership.

Tue & Th, 3-4pm. See the 1st.

Kidfit Classes; Redding. Kids ages 5-10 have a great

time moving & playing while increasing flexibility, balance

& motor skills. Mon/Th, 4-4:45pm. See the 3rd.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Mon, 4:30-

5:30pm or Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. See the 1st.

Preschool Open Gym; Redding. Little ones have a blast

with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more.

Ages 5 & under. Tue/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st.

Storytime. Celebrate the joys of reading at this weekly

storytime in the waiting room. For ages 5 & under. Th,

3:30pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

School CAFE; Mt. Shasta. School CAFE (Culinary Action

for Education) meets monthly to find ways to bring

healthy food & nutrition education into local schools

with cheap & cheerful ways to educate families & the

community as well. All ages. 4-5pm; thru 5/21. Free.

Mount Shasta Elementary School, 501 Cedar St., room

10. (530)837-8608.

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor

exercise & fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 &

under need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

See the 3rd.

Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance Classes;

Mt. Shasta. Fun, supportive environment develops

technique & skills at the intermediate level. Solo dancers

welcome. Th, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 3rd.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 1st.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Dunsmuir. Join an early

childhood facilitator with your young child each week

to play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory

play. Ages 5 & under. Th, 10:30am-12pm. See the 3rd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Weed. Join an early childhood

facilitator with your young child each week to

play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory play.

Ages 5 & under. Tue & Th, 10-11:30am. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Good Company, Electro Swing Band Concert; Red

Bluff. Presented by the Tehama Concert Series. Combining

the sounds of 1920s & 30s jazz with the electronic

music of today, Good Company uses live horns,

vintage samples & funky beats to create a whole new

type of dance party. All ages. 6:30pm doors; 7:30pm

show. $30/adults; $10/students ages 25 & under. State

Theatre, 333 Oak St. (530)727-8727.

Kids Fitness Classes; Red Bluff. Group fitness classes

taught in a safe & fun environment. Gets kids moving

& promotes motor & social skills, cooperative play,

athletic development & healthy habits. Ages 4-12. Tue/

Th, 4:20pm. See the 1st.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Babies Love Books Storytime; Oroville. Connect

with your little one during this special storytime. Ages

18mos & under. Fri, 10:30-11am. Free. Oroville Branch

Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Bilingual Story Garden; Chico. Enjoy stories & songs

in English & Spanish for ages 5 & under. Fri, 10am.

Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

(530)891-2726.

Billboard Top 40 Skate Night; Chico. Open to

everyone. Bring your friends & have fun roller skating

to great music. Dancing may be offered too. All ages.

Fri, 7-10:30pm. $8-$9 per session, skate rental $2.50-

$3.50. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601.

Play Date; Chico. Bring your friends & make some new

ones. All ages. Fri, 10am-12pm. Free. Apple Blossom

Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Storytime; Gridley. Features stories, music & crafting

fun for ages 5 & under. Fri, 10am. Free. Gridley Branch

Library, 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323.

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Start your weekend off with a

visit to support this wildlife foundation, which provides

rehabilitation & long-term care for exotic & native

species, educational programs, guided tours & more.

All ages. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. See the 1st.

Growing Together Teens; Chico. A great socialization

program for teens with autism & other developmental

disabilities. Teens build self-esteem & friendships &

learn to become self-advocates. Ages 12-17. Fri, 2:30-

5:30pm. See the 4th.

Do You Have Concerns About Your Baby?

Most Babies At…

3 Months Look from one object to another.

Hold up their heads. Give eye contact.

6 Months Reach and grasp objects.

Look when their name is called. Roll over.

9 Months Sit alone. Imitate gestures.

Wave bye-bye.

12 Months Take their first steps. Play

with a variety of toys. Begin to say “mama.”

18 Months Walk alone. Build a tower

of three blocks. Use up to 15 words.

Enjoy interacting with caregivers.

24 Months Begin to use two-word

phrases to communicate. Eat and drink

independently. Walk up and down stairs.

WE CAN HELP. If you have concerns and would like to make a referral for an assessment, contact Far Northern

Regional Center at (530) 222-4791. We provide Early Intervention Services to qualifying children under age three

who have or are at risk for having a developmental delay.Evaluation services are provided at no cost.

See www.farnorthernrc.org for more information

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Far Northern Regional Center provides services and support that allow

persons with developmental disabilities to live valued and productive lives.

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER

Horse Care; Oroville. Feed, pet & groom a great herd

of adopted horses. Bring watermelon rinds, carrots or

apples to share. All ages. Fri, 9am-4pm; appts Mon-Sat

avail. See the 4th.

Sign Language For Toddlers; Chico. Young children

learn sign language & socialize during a circle time

that includes a welcome song, reading books, singing

songs, art activities, parachute play & more. Ages 5 &

under. Fri, 11am. See the 4th.

Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Enjoy lots of fun with black

light bowling & music. Fri, 10pm-1am. See the 4th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Animal Relationships; Redding. Did you know that

animals also have family trees that can be followed

thru taxonomy? Come to this engaging program &

learn how some of Turtle Bay’s animals relate to each

other or even to the animals in your home. All ages.

Fri, 2pm; thru 12/27. Free for members or with park

admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Mill Building, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Basic Waterbath-Steam Canning; Redding. Introduces

boiling water & atmospheric steam canning as

safe methods to preserve seasonal fruits & vegetables.

Ages 12 & up. 6-9pm. $45; must pre-reg. Aunt Bee’s

Kitchen, 1213 C St. (530)225-4095.

Hawes Farms Haunts; Anderson. Enjoy 4

Haunts: Field of Screams, Alien Odyssey,

Children of the Corn Zombie Hunt & Sinister Workshop.

Enjoy unlimited rides on the roller coaster, bumper

cars, go-karts & more. All ages. Fri, 6-10pm & Sat,

7-11pm; thru 10/27. $39.95/reg. Historic Hawes

Farms, 6465 Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Historic Hawes Farms; Anderson. Save

money & miss the crowds at family fun nights.

Find a pumpkin & ride the rides. Eat, drink & be merry.

All ages. Th & Fri. 5-8pm; thru 10/27. $10.95+. 6465

Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Read & Discover Storytime; Redding. Focusing on

science, discovery & math themes, this storytime welcomes

children of all ages. Fri, 10:30am. Free. Redding

Branch Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Redding Homeschoolers Park Day. Weekly playdate

for children & parents. Find park updates on Redding

Area Homeschool Support Facebook page. All ages. Fri,

2:30pm. Free.

Secret Society Of Brick Stackers; Redding. Does

your child love Legos? This group is a great way

for kids to get together with other kids with diverse

abilities who share that affection. Ages 5-12. Fri, 3:30-

4:30pm. Free. Rowell Family Empowerment, 2701 Old

Eureka Way, Ste. 2i. (530)226-5129.

Shasta Wildlife’s Creeptastic Experience

Fundraiser; Anderson. Trick-or-treat thru the

wildlife center & meet the amazing education

ambassador animals, make a bird feeder, meet some

fun characters & have a fun family night out. All ages.

6-8pm. $5/per adult. Shasta Wildlife Rescue &

Rehabilitation, 3752 Rupert Rd. (530)365-9453.

Trunk Or Treat; Redding. Celebrate Halloween

at the YMCA. Bring the family out for the 2nd

annual trunk-or-treat hosted by the Sharks Swim

Team. Be sure to bring a bag for goodies. All ages.

5:30–6:30pm. Free for public. Shasta Family YMCA,

1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. See the 2nd.

Family Kickboxing Classes; Redding. Bring the whole

family for healthy Friday evening fun. 4-5pm. See the 4th.

Friday Toddler Time; Redding. A fun way to let your little

ones get their wiggles out. The park opens before normal

business hours for little ones to jump at their own pace &

comfort level. 9-10am & 10-11am. See the 4th.

Reptile Exhibit Room; Redding. Check out reptiles

from around the world on display plus enjoy feeding &

petting tortoise & lizards that roam the room. All ages.

Tue-Sat, 12-5:30pm. See the 1st.

Rock ‘N’ Bowl Night At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Unlimited

bowling, laser light show, music & fun. Fri-Sat,

9pm-midnight. See the 4th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor

exercise & fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 &

under need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

See the 3rd.

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history & location

of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All ages.

Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. See the 4th.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Book Sale; Chico. Find great books at low prices at

this fundraising event hosted by Chico Friends of the

Library. Sat, 9-11:30am. Free. Chico Branch Library,

1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Choral Ensembles: Hear The Joyful News; Chico.

A healthy dose of gospel tunes & spirituals fills

the air. Enjoy the voices of the university chorus, a

cappella choir & chamber singers in this concert

of uplifting song. All ages. 7:30pm. $6-$15. Harlen

Adams Theatre, 400 W. 1st St. (530)898-5152.

Costume Contest; Chico. Dress your little one

in a costume & enter the contest to win prizes

for most original, spookiest & cutest. Ages 12 & under.

1pm. Free. Chico Mall, 1950 E. 20th St. (530)343-0706.

Halloween Jamboree Gymnastics

Competition; Oroville. Support the local

Feather River Elite team by watching some of the

state’s best compulsory gymnasts perform their

routines. Enjoy snack bar, raffle prizes & local

gymnastics. All ages. 10/26 & 27, 8am-8pm. $5-15.

Feather River Recreation & Park District’s Activity

Center, 1875 Feather River Blvd. (530)533-2011.

Investigation Station: Bats; Chico. Learn about all

of the cool things bats do, get stamps on your bat

passport & receive a spooky goodie bag. All ages. 12-

2pm. Free with museum admission, $5-$7. Gateway

Science Museum, 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121.

Kids Club Craft Workshop; Chico. Kids ages 3

& up can make a creative project to bring home.

10am-12pm. $2-$5/class. Michaels, 2041 Dr. Martin

Luther King Jr. Pkwy. (530)343-1864.

Nature Walk; Oroville. Bring the family to enjoy a

docent-led walk on a park trail around Lake Oroville. Each

week features a different easy/moderate 3-5 mile walk.

Sat, year-round, starts 8:45am sharp, call to confirm. Lake

Oroville Visitors Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Rd. (530)538-2219.

Night at the Museum Halloween Edition;

Chico. Join the Halloween Fun at the Valene

L. Smith Museum of Anthropology at CSU Chico. As

the doors of the museum close to the public and the

last rays of sunlight fade, the museum’s educational

adventure for families will begin with an array of

activities and challenges. Kids will visit a variety of

booths, which play upon familiar and spooky themes

in pop culture. Pizza, Tricks & Treats provided. $15

per child, $5 per sibling. Ages 5-12. 4-7pm. 400 W

1st St. (530)898-5397.

Play Chess; Chico. Learn to play chess with teen

volunteers. All ages. Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Sat, 11am-

1pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

(530)891-2726.

Saturday Farmers Market; Chico. Enjoy locally

grown fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods,

soaps & much more. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain

or shine. 2nd & Wall St. (530)893-3276.

Saturday Storytime; Chico. Children of all ages will

enjoy this weekly storytime. 11am. Free. Barnes & Noble,

2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494.

StoryTail Tutors; Chico. Wonderful program for

beginning, struggling or reluctant readers. Children

ages 5-11 read to trained, certified therapy dogs in a

relaxing environment. 2nd & 4th Sat, 2pm. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Yo-Yo Club Practice; Chico. Develop your yo-yo

skills with free lessons & practice. Sat, 12-2pm.

Meet in Diamond Alley behind Bird in Hand, 320

Broadway. (530)893-0545.

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Lake View Charter School is now enrolling

Transitional Kindergarten to 12th grade

students in Glenn, Butte, Lake, Mendocino and

Tehama counties.

The Adventure of Learning

Learning takes place anywhere and

everywhere! Our teachers share the

Homeschool Heart and understand one size

does not fit all. The 2019-2020 school year has

so many opportunities to build community

through field trips, hands-on learning

experiences and more.

Contact us soon as spots are filling quickly!

Lake View Charter School is part of the

Inspire Family of Schools.

To learn more, visit

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NORTH STATE

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Start your weekend off with a

visit to support this wildlife foundation, which provides

rehabilitation & long-term care for exotic & native

species, educational programs, guided tours & more.

All ages. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. See the 1st.

Chico Air Museum. View jet & propeller aircraft plus

an impressive display of aviation & space artifacts.

Peruse the research library & gift shop. Th-Sun, 9am-

2pm. See the 3rd.

Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Explore the world

of science-related activities & new exhibit: Before &

Beyond the Moon. All ages. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm; thru

12/15. See the 2nd.

Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Join Roller-Roo

in a session; little ones in strollers welcome. Ages 10 &

under. Sat, 10:30am-12:30pm. See the 5th.

Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Enjoy lots of fun with black

light bowling & music. Sat, 9pm-1am. See the 5th.

SHASTA COUNTY

A Walk With The Horticulture Manager; Redding.

Bring your notebooks & cameras for this participant-driven

program. Make your way thru the gardens

with frequent stops for discussions about plants. Meet

at the west entrance of gardens. All ages. 10-11am.

Free for members or with park admission, $12.50-

$16.50; included with garden admission, $3. Turtle Bay

Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Boulder Bash; Redding. Dress in costume &

enjoy this old-fashioned harvest carnival with

a cake walk, games & lots of candy. Proceeds support

classrooms & school groups. All ages. 2-6pm. Free;

25cent tix. Boulder Creek School, 505 Springer Dr.

(530)215-0277.

Final Weekend At Patrick Ranch Museum;

Durham. Enjoy pumpkin patch activities,

hayrides, pony cart rides, children’s activities, gift shop

& more. All ages. 10/26 & 27, 10am-4pm. $5; $3/ages

12 & under. Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway.

(530)342-4359.

First 5 Storytime; Redding. Parents & young children

have the opportunity to engage with one another thru

story & play. All ages. 4th Sat, 11am-12pm. Free for

members or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50;

included with garden admission, $3. Turtle Bay Exploration

Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Harry Potter Halloween Carnival; Redding.

Enjoy the highly anticipated Harry Potter

Halloween carnival. Each ticket to the Hogwarts

Express extravaganza includes games & classes plus 8

tickets for the muggle world carnival. All ages. 4-8pm.

$5/person; $20/family of 5; must pre-reg. MLK Center,

1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4095.

Hawes Farms Haunts; Anderson. Enjoy 4

Haunts: Field of Screams, Alien Odyssey,

Children of the Corn Zombie Hunt & Sinister Workshop.

Enjoy unlimited rides on the roller coaster, bumper

cars, go-karts & more. All ages. Fri, 6-10pm & Sat,

7-11pm; thru 10/27. $39.95/reg. Historic Hawes

Farms, 6465 Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Kids Club Craft Workshop; Redding. Kids ages 3

& up can make a creative project to bring home.

10am-12pm. $2-$5/class. Michaels, 1070 Hilltop Dr.

(530)223-9514.

Saturday Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Redding.

Come enjoy storytime fun. Ages 7 & under. 11am. Free.

1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006.

Sensory Hour At The Museum; Redding. An exclusive

event for children on the Autism Spectrum & their

families to experience the museum. The goal is to

make Sensory Hour a comfortable environment for

children with a variety of sensory differences. All ages.

9-10am. Free for members or with park admission,

$12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844

Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Shasta Lake Farmers Market; Shasta Lake City. Enjoy

an evening market hosted by the Shasta Lake Creative

Community & shop local. All ages. Sat, 6-9pm; thru

10/26. Free. Heritage Roasting Co., 4302 Shasta Dam

Blvd. (530)605-1990.

Survival! Indoor Animal Show; Redding. This 30-min

adventure will have you face to face with some of

Turtle Bay’s favorite animals as they fly, crawl, or walk

on by. All ages. Sat, 2pm; thru 2/15. Free for members

or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay

Exploration Park Mill Building, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr.

(530)243-8850.

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Exhibition; Redding.

This high-tech & high-intensity exhibition lets you

discover what genomic science can tell you about

disease. All ages. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun,

10am-5pm; thru Jan 2020. See the 5th.

Mystery Of The Mayan Medallion Exhibition;

Redding. Delve into science, language, history & mathematics

in this hands-on, immersive treasure hunt of

an exhibition. All ages. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun,

10am-5pm; thru Jan 2020. See the 5th.

Pokémon League; Anderson. League events are a great

way to learn game basics & get the feel for Pokémon

competitive play. Using your own cards & Pokémon video

games, you can play, trade & earn cool prizes. Ages

5 & up. Sat, 2-6pm; thru 12/28. See the 5th.

Reptile Exhibit Room; Redding. Check out reptiles

from around the world on display plus enjoy feeding &

petting tortoise & lizards that roam the room. All ages.

Tue-Sat, 12-5:30pm. See the 1st.

Rock ‘N’ Bowl Night; Redding. Unlimited bowling,

laser light show, music & fun. Fri-Sat, 9pm-midnight.

See the 4th.

Saturday Open Gym For Youth; Redding. Ages 5-14.

Sat, 10:30am-12:30pm. See the 5th.

Saturday Toddler Time; Redding. Rare Air opens before

their normal business hours to let little ones jump

at their own pace. 9-10am. See the 5th.

Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young

teens. Sat; skate 7-9pm; dance 9-11pm. See the 5th.

Wild Horse Viewing; Shingletown. Enjoy viewing

& learning more about wild horses & burros. These

amazing animals live peaceful & free lives on 5,000

acres in their natural habitat. All ages. Wed & Sat,

10am-4pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Children’s Storytime; Weed. Ages 3 & under enjoy

storytime at 10:30am & ages 4-7 enjoy storytime at

11am. Adult must accompany child. Ages 7 & under.

Sat, 10:30-11:30am. Free. Weed Branch Library, 150

Alamo Ave. (530)938-4767.

Ballroom Technique Class; Mt. Shasta. Learn

ballroom dance techniques from pro instructors. Sat,

9:45-11:45am. See the 5th.

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor

exercise & fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 &

under need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

See the 3rd.

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history & location

of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All ages.

Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. See the 4th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

The Saturday Market By The River; Red Bluff. Yearround

certified market features locally grown products

including veggies, fruit, nuts, meats, honey, eggs &

artisan food products & crafts. 9am-12pm, rain or

shine; year-round. 100 Main St. (530)527-6220.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Final Weekend At Patrick Ranch Museum;

Durham. Enjoy pumpkin patch activities,

hayrides, pony cart rides, children’s activities, gift shop

& more. All ages. 10/26 & 27, 10am-4pm. $5; $3/ages

12 & under. Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway.

(530)342-4359.

Free Family Movie; Chico. Come enjoy a film suitable

for all ages. Sun, 2pm. Chico Branch Library, 1108

Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Sundays At Two: Space Age; Chico. Composer &

guitarist David Dvorin presents a program of original

compositions inspired by America’s Space Age. All

ages. 2pm. Free. Zingg Recital Hall (ARTS), 400 W. 1st

St. (530)898-5152.

Trunk-Or-Treat; Chico. Enjoy candy, hot dogs

& a bounce house. Ages 14 & under. 4-7pm.

Free. East Ave Church, 1184 East Ave. (530)342-1806.


GOING PLACES OCTOBER

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, GLENN, SHASTA, SISKIYOU & TEHAMA COUNTIES

Barry R. Kirschner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational

Center; Oroville. Start your weekend off with a

visit to support this wildlife foundation, which provides

rehabilitation & long-term care for exotic & native

species, educational programs, guided tours & more.

All ages. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm. See the 1st.

Chico Air Museum. View jet & propeller aircraft plus

an impressive display of aviation & space artifacts.

Peruse the research library & gift shop. Th-Sun, 9am-

2pm. See the 3rd.

Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Explore the world

of science-related activities & new exhibit: Before &

Beyond the Moon. All ages. Wed-Sun, 12-5pm; thru

12/15. See the 2nd.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun. Practices

Tue (5:30pm); Racing on Th (7pm) & Sun (11am).

All ages. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast; Redding. Enjoy

this family-friendly event with games & prizes;

costumes encouraged. Win a child’s custom pumpkin

costume. All ages. 9am-12pm. $5-$8; ages 5 & under

free. IBEW Hall, 900 Locust St. (530)209-1857.

Shingletown Certified Farmers Market. Meet local

farmers & crafters while supporting a tradition of buying

direct from producers at this Sunday swap meet.

All ages. Sun, 12-3pm; thru 10/27. Free. Shingletown

Medical Center parking lot, 31292 Alpine Meadows Rd.

(530)262-7360.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor

exercise & fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 &

under need parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm.

See the 3rd.

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. Enjoy the history & location

of Mt. Shasta thru new exhibits, many opportunities

for activities & fun for the whole family. All ages.

Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm; thru Dec 2019. See the 4th.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Nature’s ABC’s Drop-In Program; Chico. Families

with children can enjoy crafts, animal visits & a guided

exploration of Bidwell Park. Each week has a different

letter & nature theme. Not a drop-off event. Ages 5 &

under. Mon, 10-11am; thru 5/18. Free. Chico Creek

Nature Center, 1968 E 8th St. in lower Bidwell Park.

(530)891-4671.

Lil’ Sprouts Program; Chico. An early intervention

program for children with autism that helps develop

socialization, behavioral & communication skills. Ages

4-7. Mon, 2-5pm. See the 7th.

GLENN COUNTY

Adoptive Parents Support Group; Orland. This

support group is open to adoptive, foster & relative

caregivers. The focus of this group is to share parenting

ideas, strategies & successes. Gather support from

others in the same parenting situation. All ages. 5:30-

7:30pm; must pre-reg for childcare & dinner. Free. First

Lutheran Church, 19 Colusa St. (530)879-3861.

Nurturing Nest Playgroup; Willows. Parents &

children enjoy interactive play while building social

& emotional skills for future educational experiences

& success. Ages 5 & under. Mon & Wed, 9:30-11am.

Free. 1035 W. Wood St. (530)934-6882.

SHASTA COUNTY

Babies, Books & Play; Redding. A fun playtime for

little ones & their caregivers. Ages 2 & under. Mon,

10:30am. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave.

(530)245-7253.

Game Night; Redding. Children of all ages can play

board & video games in the library’s story room.

Mon, 4-5:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

King’s Brotherhood; Redding. Empowers boys to develop

strong leadership skills, self-identity & healthy relationships.

Thru the use of anecdotes, group activities

& reflections, boys will develop strategies for creating

safe social climates & maintaining healthy friendships.

A delicious & nutritious meal is provided. Ages 8-12.

Mon, 5:30-7:30pm; thru 12/16. Free; must pre-reg.

MLK Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4095.

Positively Girls Club: Girls With Ideas; Redding. This

research-based curriculum utilizes innovative lesson

plans to teach girls to collaborate with each other while

finding their own unique voice & leadership style. A

delicious & nutritious meal is provided. Ages 9-13.

Mon, 5:30-7:30pm; thru 12/16. Free; must pre-reg.

MLK Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4095.

Tiny Tots; Redding. A social-recreational program

that offers developmentally appropriate activities for

preschoolers. Children acquire social & emotional skills

as well as math, literacy, & science concepts. Ages 3-5.

Mon-Th, 8:30am-12:30pm; thru 11/14. $235; must

pre-reg. Enterprise Community Room, 4300 Victor Ave.

530)225-4095.

Homeschool Sewing Classes; Redding. This sewing

series is designed for beginners as well as those who

have sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18.

Mon/Tue, 1-3pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

Kidfit Classes; Redding. Kids ages 5-10 have a great

time moving & playing while increasing flexibility, balance

& motor skills. Mon/Th, 4-4:45pm. See the 3rd.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Mon, 4:30-

5:30pm or Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. See the 1st.

Sew Much Fun Classes; Redding. This sewing series

is designed for beginners as well as those who have

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sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18. Mon/Tue,

3:30-5:30pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Line Dancing; Mt. Shasta. Open to all levels & ages.

Mon, 4-5pm. $5 (members free). Mountain Fitness,

633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-3310.

Mt. Shasta Farmers Market. Enjoy a lively seasonal

market celebrating local agriculture with live music

& more. Vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, baked

goods, kombucha, kitchen/ag-related items & more.

WIC cash & farmers market vouchers matched. All

ages. Mon, 3:30-6pm; thru 10/14. 400 N. Mt. Shasta

Blvd. (530)926-6670.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 3rd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Mt. Shasta. Play & learn

with your young child thru exploration, creativity &

sensory play in this facilitated weekly group. Ages 5 &

under. Mon, 10:30am-12pm. See the 7th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

First 5 Express!; Corning. Enjoy early literacy activities

with First 5 Express. Ages 6 & under. 10am. Free. Corning

Branch Library, 740 Third St. (530)527-0607.

Library Story Time!; Corning. Engaging theme-based

storytime activities designed to enhance cognitive

skills, language, physical, creative & social-emotional

development. Ages 6 & under. Mon, 10am; thru June

2020. Free. Corning Branch Library, 740 Third St.

(530)527-0607.

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Public Charter School for Grades 6-12

Pivot Charter – North Valley

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PivotNorthValley.com | 530.636.4479

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BUTTE COUNTY

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making &

parachute play. All ages. Tue/Th, 9:15-10am. Free. Apple

Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Crafters Club; Oroville. Bring your project to work on

while enjoying the company of other yarn enthusiasts.

For adults. Tue, 3-5pm. Free. Oroville Branch Library,

1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Kids Crafternoon; Durham. Fun crafts for kids ages

12 & under (5 & under with adult). 2nd & 4th Tue,

3-5:30pm. Free. Durham Branch Library, 2545 Durham

Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835.

Preschool Storytime; Chico. Enjoy stories, songs

& crafts. Ages 3-5. Tue, 10am & 11am. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Rhythm Kids; Chico. Young children enjoy music on

the drums, play & more. Ages 4-5. Tue, 2:15pm. $8/

class. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave.,

Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Tarana Burke Talk; Chico. Tarana Burke, founder

of the #metoo campaign, comes to speak. All ages.

7:30pm. $23-$25; youth & Chico students free. Laxson

Auditorium, 400 W. 1st St. (530)898-6333.

Buddin’ Sprouts Program; Chico. A progression of

Little Red Hen’s Lil’ Sprouts program, where advanced

sensory, socialization, behavioral & communication

skills are encouraged for children with autism & other

socially-related disabilities. Ages 8-12. Tue, 2-5pm.

See the 1st.

Cheap Skate Night; Chico. This fun night of roller

skating features weekly themes, games & family hits

music. Tue, 6:30-8:30pm. See the 1st.

Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on

cheerleading skills or prepare to be an All Star. Tue/Th

3:30-5pm. See the 1st.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun. Practices

Tue (5:30pm); Racing on Th (7pm) & Sun (11am).

All ages. See the 1st.

GLENN COUNTY

Preschool Storytime; Willows. Enjoy storytime &

craft. Ages 5 & under. Tue, 11am. Free. Willows Public

Library, 201 N. Lassen St. (530)934-5156.

SHASTA COUNTY

Family Night Jump Time; Redding. Bring the whole

gang for a jumping experience in a fun-filled environment

– it’s healthy, active fun. All ages. 2-8pm. $9/

hour; $2 add’l hour. Rare Air Trampoline Park, 3625 Old

44 Dr. (530)221-1206.

Junior Ninja Warrior Class; Redding. Children have a

blast with an obstacle-style gymnastics course. Ages 5

& up. Mon/Tue/Fri, 4pm. $68/month. Galaxy Gymnastics,

910 Wall St. (530)222-4496.

Read & Sing Storytime; Redding. Storytime, crafts &

songs for children of all ages. Tue, 10:30-11:30am. Free.

Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

Storytime; Redding. Celebrate the joys of reading at

this weekly storytime. Geared for ages 5 & under, all

ages welcome. Tue, 10-10:30am. Free. Shasta Community

Health Center’s Pediatrics waiting room, 1035

Placer St. (530)246-5710.

Teen Advisory Board; Redding. Want to volunteer?

Join the Teen Advisory Board. Help plan events, make

& donate things to the community & help make Shasta

Public Libraries great. Ages 12-18. Tue, 6-7:30pm; thru

12/17. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100 Parkview

Ave. (530)245-7261.

Alateen Meeting; Redding. Support group for ages 12-

20 affected by someone else’s drinking. Tue, 6-7pm.

See the 1st.

Chess Group Fun; Redding. Play chess while instructors

observe, advise & facilitate the fun. All ages &

levels. Tue, 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 1st.

Homeschool PE; Redding. Children in grades K thru 8

build physical fitness & enhance skill development with

age-appropriate activities. Free with Y membership.

Tue & Th, 3-4pm. See the 1st.

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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, GLENN, SHASTA, SISKIYOU & TEHAMA COUNTIES

Homeschool Sewing Classes; Redding. This sewing

series is designed for beginners as well as those who

have sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18.

Mon/Tue, 1-3pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Mon, 4:30-

5:30pm or Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. See the 1st.

Preschool Open Gym; Redding. Little ones have a blast

with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more.

Ages 5 & under. Tue/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st.

Sew Much Fun Classes; Redding. This sewing series

is designed for beginners as well as those who have

sewing experience. Beginners will make a pillowcase,

apron, pajama pants & backpack. Ages 8-18. Mon/Tue,

3:30-5:30pm; thru June 2020. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Mentorship For Kids; Mt. Shasta. Embark on a

weekly art adventure to learn the many fundamental

skills of art with an award-winning visionary art instructor.

Limited to 12 students. Ages 6-12. Tue, 4-6pm;

thru June 2020. Free; must pre-reg. Velvet Elephant Art

Center, 207 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-2297.

Knit & Crochet Tuesday; Dunsmuir. Come join the

fun at this weekly needlework event. An experienced

instructor is available to help, whether you’re just starting

out or are a hook & needles wiz. Open to everyone

- supplies available. Free. 1-3pm. Dunsmuir Community

Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400.

Beginning Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. Lots

of fun for all ages. Tue, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 1st.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 3rd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Weed. Join an early childhood

facilitator with your young child each week to

play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory play.

Ages 5 & under. Tue & Th, 10-11:30am. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Library Story Time!; Los Molinos. Engaging themebased

storytime activities designed to enhance cognitive,

language, physical, creative & social-emotional

development. Ages 6 & under. Tue, 10am; thru June

2020. Free. Los Molinos Branch Library, 7881 Hwy

99E. (530)527-0607.

Kids Fitness Classes; Red Bluff. Group fitness classes

taught in a safe & fun environment. Gets kids moving

& promotes motor & social skills, cooperative play,

athletic development & healthy habits. Ages 4-12. Tue/

Th, 4:20pm. See the 1st.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Babies Love Books Storytime; Chico. Enjoy this

special storytime. Ages 18mos & under. Wed, 11-

11:30am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman

Ave. (530)891-2726.

Bittie Baby & Me: Healthy Newborn; Chico. This class

series promotes infant wellness & safety with current

info - new topic each week. Make friends in a supportive

environment. 10:30am-12pm. $20/class (free if you

delivered at Enloe). Enloe Mother & Baby Education

Center, 251 Cohasset Rd, Suite 120. (530)332-3970.

Cal Bear’s Kid Session; Chico. Young skaters enjoy open

skating & instruction. Ages 12 & under. Wed, 10:30am-

12:30pm. $6.25, includes skates (parents skate free). Cal

Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601.

Chico Wednesday Farmers Market. Enjoy locally

grown fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods,

soaps & much more. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or

shine. North Valley Plaza, Pillsbury Rd. (530)893-3276.

Childbirth Preparation Class Series; Chico. Highly

trained registered nurse instructors help prepare you

for birth, newborn care & breastfeeding in this 5-week

series. Promotes individual & family choices, including

natural breathing & relaxation techniques & pain

management options. Wed, 6-8pm; thru 12/4. $175/

couple. Enloe Mother & Baby Ed. Center, 251 Cohasset

Rd. #120. (530)332-3970.

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making &

parachute play. All ages. Wed, 3:15-4pm. Free. Apple

Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Kids Activity Time; Gridley. Come enjoy a fun activity

designed just for kids. Ages 12 & under. Wed, 3pm. Free.

Gridley Branch Library, 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323.

Preschool Storytime; Oroville. Preschoolers hear great

children’s stories. Ages 3-5. Wed, 11am. Free. Oroville

Branch Library, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642.

Wildlife Wonders: Bats; Chico. Learn about bats & how

they contribute to the world we live in. Get a stamp on

your bookmark every time you attend Wildlife Wonders

& a cool prize once you fill up your bookmark. All ages.

3-4pm. Free with museum admission, $5-$7. Gateway

Science Museum, 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

GLENN COUNTY

Crafty Kids; Willows. Children get creative at this fun

weekly event with make-&-take crafting activities.

Ages 7 & up. Wed, drop in any time between 1-4pm.

Free. Willows Public Library, 201 N. Lassen St.

(530)934-5156.

Storytime; Orland. Children’s storytime with music

& a related craft. Ages 3-5. Wed, 11am. Free. Orland

Branch Library, 333 Mill St. (530)865-1640.

Nurturing Nest Playgroup; Willows. Parents &

children enjoy interactive play while building social

& emotional skills for future educational experiences

& success. Ages 5 & under. Mon & Wed, 9:30-11am.

Free. 1035 W. Wood St. (530)934-6882.

SHASTA COUNTY

Preschool Storytime; Burney. Preschoolers hear

great children’s stories & enjoy a craft. Ages 5 & under

& their caregivers. Wed, 11am-12pm. Free. Burney

Branch Library, 37038 Siskiyou St. (530)335-4317.

Read & Play Storytime; Redding. This innovative

storytime focuses on sensory practices. Children of all

ages welcome, especially those with special needs.

Wed, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Viva Momix Theatre; Redding. Artistic director Moses

Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music,

outrageous costumes, inventive props & pure talent to

create an entertaining multimedia experience that surprises,

enchants & delights. All ages. 7:30pm. $25-$45.

Cascade Theatre, 1735 Market St. (530)243-8877.

Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes &

ages welcome. Wed, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri, 6-7pm or Sun,

6:30-7:30pm; weather permitting. See the 2nd.

Parent Group: Discipline That Works; Redding. Free

parent support group that’s based on the Triple P positive

parenting program. Wed, 6-7:30pm. See the 2nd.

Wild Horse Viewing; Shingletown. Enjoy viewing

& learning more about wild horses & burros. These

amazing animals live peaceful & free lives on 5,000

acres in their natural habitat. All ages. Wed & Sat,

10am-4pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Children’s Storytime; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages

(infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Adult must

accompany child. Wed, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Dunsmuir

Branch Library, 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035.

Coffee & Cake; Dunsmuir. Everyone’s invited to get

social. Enjoy coffee & cake, chat & find out what the

resource center has to offer. Free. Wed, 9:30-11am.

Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir

Ave. (530)235-4400.

Make Parenting A Pleasure; Yreka. In this 12-week

evidence-based parenting class, you will get ideas to

support your child’s development, deal with discipline

challenges & learn more about communication, selfcare,

stress, & anger management. Dinner & childcare

provided. For parents of ages 8 & under. Wed, 5:30-

7:30pm; thru 12/11. Free; must pre-reg. Yreka Community

Resource Center, 201 S. Broadway. (530)842-1313.

Preschool Storytellers; Yreka. Hear a different

storyteller read, sing songs & make crafts each week.

All ages. Wed, 10-11am. Free. Yreka Library, 719 4th

St. (530)841-4175.

Songs & Stories; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 5 & under

enjoy fun stories & sing along to music. An adult must

accompany young children. Wed, 10:30am. Free. Mt.

Shasta Branch Library, 515 E. Alma St. (530)926-2031.

Ballroom Dance Classes: Beginning/Intermediate;

Mt. Shasta. Learn the smooth & quickstep dances &

how to lead or follow. Wed, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 2nd.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 2nd.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Library Story Time!; Red Bluff. Engaging theme-based storytime

activities designed to enhance cognitive skills, language,

physical, creative & social-emotional development.

Ages 6 & under. Wed, 10am; thru June 2020. Free. Red Bluff

Branch Library, 545 Diamond Ave. (530)527-0607.

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HALLOWEEN

BUTTE COUNTY

Circle Time; Chico. Join the fun with books & stories,

songs & rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making &

parachute play. All ages. Tue/Th, 9:15-10am. Free. Apple

Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. (530)345-1617.

Play Chess; Chico. Learn to play chess with teen

volunteers. All ages. Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Sat, 11am-

1pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave.

(530)891-2726.

Preschool Storytime; Durham. Stories, songs & activities

for children & parents/caregivers. Ages 5 & under.

Th, 10am. Free. Durham Branch Library, 2545 Durham

Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835.

Rhythm Kids; Chico. Young children enjoy music on

the drums, play & more. Ages 5-7. Th, 2:15pm. $8/

class. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave.,

Ste. 140. (530)343-3101.

Safe & Sane Trick Or Treat; Chico. Enjoy this

annual event by Chico Mall which begins at

4pm & ends when the candy runs out. Participating

stores only. Ages 12 & under. 4pm. Free. Chico Mall,

1950 E. 20th St. Ste., 727. (530)343-0706.

Toddler Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & action

rhymes. Ages 3 & under. Th, 10am & 11am. Free. Chico

Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

Butte Homeschoolers Park Day; Chico. All homeschoolers

welcome. Th, 1-4pm. Free. See the 5th.

Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on

cheerleading skills or prepare to be an All Star. Tue/Th

3:30-5pm. See the 1st.

Open Play At Sunny Garden; Chico. Come play with

your little one. Ages 5 & under. Tue-Th, 10am-2pm.

See the 1st.

Sign Language For Toddlers; Chico. Young children

learn sign language & socialize during a circle time

that includes a welcome song, reading books, singing

songs, art activities, parachute play & more. Ages 5 &

under. Th, 1pm. See the 3rd.

Silver Dollar BMX Racing; Chico. Enjoy the fun. Practices

Tue (5:30pm); Racing on Th (7pm) & Sun (11am).

All ages. See the 1st.

GLENN COUNTY

Babies & Books; Orland. Babies & parents enjoy

storytime together. Ages 2.5 & under. Th, 11am. Free.

Orland Branch Library, 333 Mill St. (530)865-1640.

SHASTA COUNTY

Historic Hawes Farms; Anderson. Save

money & miss the crowds at family fun nights.

Find a pumpkin & ride the rides. Eat, drink & be merry.

All ages. Th & Fri. 5-8pm; thru 10/27. $10.95+. 6465

Deschutes Rd. (530)365-8488.

Little Explorers: Nighttime Wonders; Redding. What

animals come out only at night? Come & find out what

they are doing when you are sound asleep. For ages

2-5 & their caregivers. Th, 10-11am. Free for members

or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50; ages 3 &

under free. Turtle Bay Exploration Park Mill Building,

844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Palo Cedro Farmers Market & Craft Fair. This certified

farmers market features several varieties of freshly

harvested micro greens & more. The crafts section has

vendors with candles, lotions, jewelry, soap, crocheted

& hand-sewn goodies. All ages. Th, 3-6pm; year-round.

Free. Palo Cedro Guild, 22307 Old 44 Dr. (530)547-3788.

PlayGym; Redding. This class helps little ones grow &

thrive by promoting motor, mental & social development

thru gymnastics, song, dance & play. Ages 3-5.

Th, 10:15-11am. $7/class (Y members $5/class).

Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Raising A Reader Read-To-Me Book Club; Redding.

Children enjoy a weekly storytime with matching activities.

Stories center around a monthly theme; includes

a book bag to take home each month to encourage

family reading time. Ages 2-5. Th, 9-10am; thru 12/5.

$5/class (Y members $3). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155

N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Read & Create Storytime; Redding. Focusing on art

themes, this storytime welcomes children of all ages.

Th, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Redding Branch Library, 1100

Parkview Ave. (530)245-7250.

Rockin’ Reptiles; Redding. Come meet some of Turtle

Bay’s scaly or slithering ambassadors in this up close

encounter, with different animals presented each

week. All ages. Th, 2pm; thru 11/30. Free for members

or with park admission, $12.50-$16.50. Turtle Bay

Exploration Park Mill Building, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr.

(530)243-8850.

Storytime; Anderson. Just in time for

Halloween. Celebrate pumpkins with pumpkin

stories, crafts, stickers & more. Each child receives a

small bag with healthy treats. Ages 5 & under. Th,

3:30pm. Free. Anderson Branch Library, 3200 W.

Center St. (530)365-7685.

Homeschool PE; Redding. Children in grades K thru 8

build physical fitness & enhance skill development with

age-appropriate activities. Free with Y membership.

Tue & Th, 3-4pm. See the 1st.

Kidfit Classes; Redding. Kids ages 5-10 have a great

time moving & playing while increasing flexibility, balance

& motor skills. Mon/Th, 4-4:45pm. See the 3rd.

Prenatal Yoga; Redding. Classes are uniquely designed

for pregnancy & taught by a certified instructor.

All stages of pregnancy are welcome. Mon, 4:30-

5:30pm or Tue/Th, 10:30-11:30am. See the 1st.

Preschool Open Gym; Redding. Little ones have a blast

with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more.

Ages 5 & under. Tue/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st.

Storytime. Celebrate the joys of reading at this weekly

storytime in the waiting room. For ages 5 & under. Th,

3:30pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Get ready for indoor exercise

& fun as you climb the walls. All ages; 14 & under need

parental supervision. Th-Sun, 10am-5pm. See the 3rd.

Intermediate/Advanced Ballroom Dance Classes;

Mt. Shasta. Fun, supportive environment develops

technique & skills at the intermediate level. Solo dancers

welcome. Th, 6:45-7:45pm. See the 3rd.

Martial Arts For All Ages; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic &

fun, develops coordination, flexibility, strength, martial

arts skills & manners. Ages 3 & up: Mon, 3:30pm ($10

drop-in). Ages 4 & up: Mon-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. Preteens

& teens: Tue/Th, 5:30-7pm. Teen & adults: Mon/

Wed, 5:30-7pm. See the 2nd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Dunsmuir. Join an early

childhood facilitator with your young child each week

to play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory

play. Ages 5 & under. Th, 10:30am-12pm. See the 3rd.

PAL: Play & Learn Group; Weed. Join an early childhood

facilitator with your young child each week to

play & learn thru exploration, creativity & sensory play.

Ages 5 & under. Tue & Th, 10-11:30am. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Kids Fitness Classes; Red Bluff. Group fitness classes

taught in a safe & fun environment. Gets kids moving

& promotes motor & social skills, cooperative play,

athletic development & healthy habits. Ages 4-12. Tue/

Th, 4:20pm. See the 1st.

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What Does A Safe Sleep Environment Look Like?

The image below shows a safe infant sleep environment.

Reduce the Risk of Sudden

Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

and Other Sleep-Related

Causes of Infant Death

Baby’s sleep area is in

the same room, next to

where parents sleep.

Use a firm and flat sleep

surface, such as a mattress

in a safety-approved crib*,

covered by a fitted sheet.

Baby should not sleep in

an adult bed, on a couch,

or on a chair alone, with

you, or with anyone else.

Do not smoke or let

anyone else smoke

around your baby.

Share your room with baby. Keep

baby in your room close to your

bed, but on a separate surface

designed for infants, ideally for

baby’s first year, but at least for

the first 6 months.

To reduce the risk of SIDS, women

should:

Get regular prenatal care

during pregnancy.

Avoid smoking, drinking

alcohol, and using

marijuana or illegal drugs

during pregnancy or after

the baby is born.

Think about giving your baby a

pacifier for naps and nighttime

sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS.

Do not let your baby get too hot

during sleep.

Follow guidance from your health

care provider on your baby’s

vaccines and regular health

checkups.

Avoid products that go against safe

sleep recommendations, especially

those that claim to prevent or

reduce the risk for SIDS.

Do not use heart or breathing

monitors in the home to reduce

the risk of SIDS.

Do not put pillows, blankets,

sheepskins, or crib bumpers

anywhere in your baby’s sleep area.

Keep soft objects, toys, and loose

bedding out of your baby’s sleep

area. Make sure nothing covers the

baby’s head.

Dress your baby in

sleep clothing, such as a

wearable blanket. Do not

use a loose blanket, and do

not overbundle.

Always place your baby on

his or her back to sleep, for

naps and at night.

Give your baby plenty of tummy

time when he or she is awake and

someone is watching.

For more information about the Safe to Sleep® campaign, contact us:

Phone: 1-800-505-CRIB (2742) | Fax: 1-866-760-5947

Email: SafetoSleep@mail.nih.gov | Website: http://safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov

Mail: 31 Center Drive, 31/2A32, Bethesda, MD 20892-2425 | Federal Relay Service: Dial 7-1-1

Breastfeed your baby to reduce

the risk of SIDS. Breastfeeding has

many health benefits for mother

and baby. If you fall asleep while

feeding or comforting baby in an

adult bed, place him or her back

in a separate sleep area as soon

as you wake up.

*A crib, bassinet, portable or play yard that follows the safety standards of Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recommended.

For information on crib safety, contact CPSC at 1-800-638-2772 or(CPSC) is recommended. For information on crib safety, contact the CPSC at 1-800-638-2772 or www.cpsc.gov

Safe to Sleep® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Country

Pumpkins

Please come & support

our youth while enjoying

a fun-filled day!

Each year Country Pumpkins plants a

plot of corn, nurtures it to maturity, cuts

a maze, and uses it as a fundraiser for

4-H clubs, breast cancer awareness, and

other local non-profits. All proceeds

from the daytime maze go back to these

organizations. This year’s maze is more

challenging than ever, filled with twists

and turns sure to challenge all who

attempt to find their way through ...

Family Fun for Everyone!

EASY LOCATION!

Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary

Open Daily 10am - 6pm, October 1 - 31

(maze closes at 5pm)

Corn Stalks & Local Products! • Pumpkins & Gourds • Critter Corral

School Tours • We Invite You & Your Family To Come Visit Us!

7152 HWY 32 IN ORLAND • COUNTRYPUMPKINS.ORG

HOW BRAVE ARE YOU?

Find your way through a 10-acre corn maze in the

dark of night. The maze will come alive with ghosts,

vampires, grim reapers and the walking dead ...

Six Nights Only!

October 11, 12,

18, 19, 25 & 26

7pm-10pm

Cost $10 a head

(attached or not)

Ages: 10 & older

*Bring a flashlight!*

Photo by Upgraded Living Magazine

Country

Pumpkins

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