Submit Community Event

To submit your Community Event, click here.
or email: mix951social@dcbchico.com


After we recieve you submission the content will be reviewed as posted by our administrator as soon as possible. -DCB

Local Blood Drives

BloodSource Monthly Blood Drives [LINK]

NEW BLOOD DRIVE LOCATIONS ADDED.

 

Personal Defense Training PDT -Chico | 2018

 

Azad’s Martial Arts Center is offering a series of self-defense classes for all adults in our community called Personal Defense Training (PDT).  PDT is entirely FREE* and open to the general public.  PDT is designed to make students more aware, prepared, and ready for any hostile situation anywhere. No prior experience is needed. PDT will address basic defense against common attacks including personal safety tips for men and women known as Safety Awareness Skills (SAS).

 

For 2018 sessions offered 4-times per year, February, April and two more session TBA!


*Pre-registration is required. For more information: http://www.azadspdt.com or contact Azad’s Martial Arts Center at (530) 892-AZAD (2923) or 896-0777.

 

Now Available: Teens PDT (ages 13-19) and Kids PDT (ages 8-12)!
One week of each month Azad's Martial Arts have dedicated a one-hour class Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-4:00pm for their self defense training.
Teens can now learn and train 5 days a week at Azad's Martial Arts Family Center.
cCall Azad's at 530 892-2923 to register.

 

 

 

Hooked on Fishing, not on Drugs -Chico | May 19

7:00am-12:00pm

Horsehoe Lake, Upper Bidwell Park

 

To kick off National Fishing Week, the city of Chico will be welcoming kids to its 31st annual FREE “Hooked on Fishing, not on Drugs”** event. It is one of the largest single-day children’s fishing events in the entire United States!


Kids 15 and under are invited to come to Horseshoe Lake in Upper Bidwell Park from 7:00 AM to Noon on Saturday, May 19th, for a chance at the 8,000 pounds of channel catfish that will be planted for the event. Admission is FREE, along with all tackle, bait, and instruction [limit 1 fish per child]. Kids can even have their catfish cleaned for free by Chico Rotary.

Since this is a “kids only” lake, no fishing license is required for anglers under 16. Expert local anglers will be on hand as coaches. There will be a separate “Huck Finn Pond” for the youngest anglers, age 1 to 5. There will be plenty of rods and reels available to use free, but all are encouraged to bring their own. Bring your favorite “secret” catfish bait, but please, no lead sinkers at Horseshoe Lake.

Red Suspenders Days -Gridley | May 19

Saturday May 19th in Gridley

 

2018 schedule of events
http://gridleyareachamber.org/red-suspenders-days/

The Parade begins downtown Saturday morning.  Download the Parade Application here [PDF].
http://gridleychamber.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/rsd-2018-parade-entries.pdf

Be sure to order and pick up a custom Red Suspenders Days 2018 T-shirt at the Family T-Shirt Factory on Kentucky Street.

The parks will be buzzing with games, rides, a bounce house, and pony rides,  from 10 AM – 4 PM. Live music in Daddow Park.

Vendors for food, gifts, and services will be downtown all day Saturday from 8 AM – 4 PM.  You can download your Vendor Application here [PDF].
http://gridleychamber.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/rsd-2018-vendor-application.pdf

Oroville Airport Day Fly-in | May 19

FREE Admission
225 Chuck Yeager Way, Oroville Airport
8:00am-2:00pm

Young Eagles | EAA Chapter 1112
Aircraft, Custom cars, Motorcycles, Search & Rescue Demonstrations

SPONSORED BY: Troy Farms | Precision Pump Co | Golden State Tree | E-Z Pal Bait | PeeWee Signs | Wayne Wilson Artworks | Table Mountain aviation | Sully Bergstrand | Shield Electric & Solar | R Soudan Construction | DArryl's Painting | Oroville Inn | Gold City Mercantile | Oroville Ford Auto Center | Res tech Technology Solutions | Oroville Toyota / Cheverolet | SDM Home Inspections | Recology Butte Colusa Counties

HeartShine Mini-Miss Goers & Supporters | May 20

Due to several unforeseen factors, our 2018 Mini-Miss California HeartShine Pageant, for ages 12 and under, will be postponed from Sunday, March 18th to Sunday, May 20th.
 

The positive signs from this decision are already shining bright, including a TV commercial spot coming soon, our surprise VIP guests are now available to join us and we can offer our discounted "early bird" entry fee of $99 thru the end of March!
SAVE the DATE - May 20th in Chico at the Chico Elks Lodge
We appreciate your understanding & support.

 

Facebook Event
http://www.facebook.com/events/171781263456376/

Silver Dollar Fair -Chico | May 24-28

Entertaiment Schedule

http://kmxi.com/pages/silver-dollar-fair
 

Jackson Michelson - May 25, 7:00pm
Dyan Scott - May 25, 8:00pm
Decades - May 26, 8:00pm
Eddie Money - May 28, 8:00pm

 

CONCERTS AT THE BLUE MOON STAGE
GENERAL SEATING FOR ALL SHOWS IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR GENERAL FAIR ADMISSION. RESERVED VIP SEATING FOR MOST CONCERTS AT THE BLUE MOON STAGE AVAILABLE FOR $20 + GENERAL FAIR ADMISSION

Jefferson Fest | May 26

Free family friendly celebration of Liberty and Freedom in the Anderson River Park (2800 Rupert Rd) on the main stage. The show begins at noon with 5 bands. Children's games and crafts, laser tag, carnival games, food and snack providers. Will be featuring diverse vendors and non-profits. Raffle for a dream vacation will be happening.

 

For questions please call Clayton Rapoza at 530-776-8434 or email clayrapoza86@gmail.com. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheLibertyTour 

Fire Safe 2018 Event Calendar, Feb 21 - May 29

Magalia Forest Health Tours

Best Management Practices - POA     Feb 21

Prescribed Fire Exploration - PID        March 21

Native Cultural Practices - USFS        April 18

Watershed Health - PID                       May 23

 

Community Events Planned - Forest Health Workshops

Saving the Ridge, 7:30pm (POA Club House)     March 7

Forest on the Ridge, 6:30pm (POA Main)            March 29

Forest Ranch                                                        April ?

Oroville Wildfire Fair - Visitor Center                    May 19

 

Community Fire Safe Council Meetings

BC Fire Safe Council                                           March 7 (1st Wednesday)

Paradise Fire Safe Council                                  March 14 (2nd Wednesday)

Berry Creek                                                          March 8 (2nd Thursday)

Yankee Hill                                                           March 11 (2nd Sunday)

Forest Ranch                                                       March 20 (3rd Tuesday)

Feather Falls                                                        March 21 (3rd Wednesday)

 

South County Fire Safe Council Advisory Group

Outreach for FSC Formation                               March 15

 

Additional Meetins:

CWPP Work Group                                              March 6, 9:00am

BCFSC Board Meeting                                        March 7, 9:00am-12:00pm

Wildfire Awareness Month                                   May

 
Bike Rodeo benefit Paradise Salvation Army | June 1

4:00pm-7:00pm

Salvation Army Paradise Service Center, Youth For Change and Adventist Health, are holding a Bike Rodeo event to fundraise for new bike for local children. there will be a bike giveaway, family picnic at Beyond Fitness- 7224 Skyway Paradise

for more information contact Krista 530 872-1534 | krista.dunlap@usw.salvationarmy.org

Oroville Barrels Bites Bounty benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the NV | June 1

The public is invited to walk, tour and enjoy everything the bounty of downtown Oroville has to offer while sampling local beer, wine, food and shopping.
All ticket holders must be 21 yrs. or older and will get to taste beer and wine provided by local breweries & wineries along with food from local chefs at various participating business locations in Downtown Oroville.
In addition, participating businesses will be offering shopping specials for the evening. A unique raffle highlighting local businesses will be available along with a chance for you to vote for the “Best Barrel”, “Best Bite” and “Best Bounty” experiences from the tour.

 

More Information:
http://bgcnv.org/about-us/events

This is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley’s Oroville Teen Center and Juvenile Hall. The goal of this event is not only to give treasures and fundraise for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley, but also to support and shop local.
For more information, to become a volunteer or to get involved please contact Alex Beehner at (530) 899-0335 x2209.
Tickets are $20 each or $30 for a VIP Pass https://bgcnv.org/about-us/events/oroville-barrels-bites-bounty

Supper Club benefit Butte Humane Society -Farm Star Pizza | June 6

Butte Humane Society's Supper Club serves to support our mission of saving lives, finding homes, and inspiring compassion within our community.
Farm Star PizzaJoin us at Farm Star Pizza- 2359 Esplanade, Chico
for a "four paw" dining experience. 15 percent of the sales will go to Butte Humane Society. Not only will you fill your belly, but your heart will be full good karma!
time: (TBA)
For any question please contact Rachel Dell'Agostino at (530) 343-7917 or via email rachelagostino@buttehumane.org

Theatre on the Ridge, Enchanted April -Paradise, June 7-24
Enchanted April, A Romantic Comedy by Matthew Barber From the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim
 
When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they—and we—could never have expected.
 
"Enchanted April is as good as they come: a lush, throughly refreshing theatrical holiday. Escape has seldom seemed so sweet...a magical triumph." - LA Times
 
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
June 7 through June 23
Sunday Matinees: June 10, 17, &24
 
Butte County Olive Festival -Oroville | Jun 16

time: 9:00am-2:00pm
location: 1480 Lincoln Street, Oroville (at the Old Courthouse Park)

Our 8th Annual Butte County Olive Festival Fundraiser. June 16 2018 at the Old Courthouse across from the Ehmann Home. We are expanding our vendor and craft faire and inviting more olive and olive oil producers and farmers from the North State.

Facebook Event
http://www.facebook.com/events/2068083096755503/

Miss Butte County -accepting applications

Applications are out !! 2018 Miss Butte Co., Miss Teen and Missette.
 

Hard copy applications are available at the Butte Co. Fair office or at Wheeler Ranch and Feed in Biggs.
Online applications are available next week thru the Butte Co. Fair.
There are many new and exciting changes in store for you this year. If you would like more information please call Kari 530 693-1777. available anytime.
We are looking forward to a great program this year and are excited to meet you. Hurry in soon, for there are only 10 spots per category and applications close in APRIL.

Restaurant Week | July 6-15

Chico is bringing you the second annual display of Downtown Chico's culinary arts and creativity in one, big, 10-day event! Restaurant Week showcases Downtown Chico's premier restaurants through the provision of exclusive eats, creative menu items, unbeatable deals and contests with awesome prizes!

Participating Restaurants (TBA)

Website
http://www.downtownchico.com

Theatre on the Ridge, Radioland's Back to the Beach! -Paradise, July 26-Aug 5
Radioland's Back to the Beach! Written and Directed by Jerry Miller
 
We’re back on the air with a brand new installment of TOTR’s very own Radio Show. This time around we are heading out to the surf and sand for all the great sounds of summer with your old favorites, rising stars, new serials, and favorite radio quiz show Beat the Stars! So gas up the woody and wax up your surfboards for Radioland’s Back to the Beach!
 
Performance Dates
Second Stage Showcase Series
Limited Run
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
July 26 through August 4
Sunday Matinees: July 29 & August 5
 
Chico Concours d'Elegance car show | Aug 18

The 40th annual 2018 CHICO CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE promises to be a full day of music, refreshments, entertainment and, of course, beautiful automobiles in the park-like atmosphere of Butte Creek Country Club. We sincerely hope that you will choose to attend as either a participant or spectator.

Sponsored by: Recology Butte Colusa Counties, MIX 95.1, 103.5 The Blaze, 1290 KPAY News, Deer Creek Broadcasting.

This is a FREE event to spectators.
http://www.ChicoConcours.com
EMAIL: concourschico@gmail.com

 

Facebook Event:

http://www.facebook.com/events/1420781364714566/

VEHICLE ENTRY APPLICATION [PDF]
TBA coming soon!

The Chico Concours d'Elegance has a Non-profit designation. Proceeds Benefit: Butte College Automotive Technology, Chico Rotary, CSU, Chico State Men's Rugby & Chico State Womens Rugby Teams, & other local charities.

Recology Butte Colusa Counties | Action News Now | CBS-12 KHSL | NBC-24 KNVN | Butte College Motorsports Club | Butte Creek Country Club | Lifetouch School Photography | Engelbrecht Advertising, 1035 The Blaze | Mix 95-1 | 1290 KPAY News | The Graphic Fox | Chico Entrprise Record | Chico Noon Rotary | Chico State Men's Rugby | Chico State Womens Rugby | Thomas Manufacturing | Thomas Hydraulic | Mt. Shasta Spring Water

 

Pasta on the Plaza, benefit Boys & Girls Clubs NV | Sept 2

Rotary Plaza 628 Wall Street Chico, CA 95928
Join us at 5:00pm and imagine the pasta-bilities you can create for local youth by supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley 10th annual “Pasta on the Plaza” Spaghetti Dinner.
This fundraiser directly supports our Chico Campus which serves over 700 youth annually, ranging from the ages of 6-18.

 

The evening includes: All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Live music Family activities Raffle and more! Tickets are just $10 per person or $35 for a family of 4. For tickets and how to become a sponsor, please contact us (530) 899-0335 or visit us at http://www.bgcnv.org

Theatre on the Ridge, Women in Jeopardy! -Paradise, Sept 6-23
Women in Jeopardy! A comedy by Wendy Macleod 
 
Thelma and Louise meet The First Wives Clubin this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! After All, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in this hilarious off-road adventure.
"A highly entertaining mystery-comedy, all about those fuzzy feelings of empowerment; watching women triumph in friendhsip and the biological unfairness of middle age." - The Boston Globe
 
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays
September 6 through September 22
Sunday Matinees: September 9, 16, & 23
 
Taste of Chico | Sept 23

Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 12-4pm
Phone: 530-345-6500
Open to the public

On Sunday, September 23rd, Taste of Chico will celebrate its 33rd year! Taste of Chico showcases the finest restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and non-alcoholic beverage distributors from throughout the North State...and food trucks, too! Ticket-holders are treated to fabulous fare while they roam the downtown streets taking in shopping, entertainment, arts and culture. Three main stages host continuous live music, while the "City Plaza Open Air Art Gallery" proudly showcases the work of dozens of local fine artists. Hands down, Northern California's premier Food, Beverage, Music, and Arts Festival!
Interested in learning more about this event?  Contact us at dcba@downtownchico.com if you have questions or are interested in participating or sponsoring!


Interested in volunteering?  Please send an email to tasteofchicovolunteers@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list. Taste of Chico relies on hundreds of dedicated volunteers!

http://www.downtownchico.com/event-taste-of-chico_11.htm

Corning Olive Festival 2018 | Oct 6

Sat 10 AM
Corning Community Park- 1301 Toomes Ave, Corning

SAVE THE DATE!
The Olive Festival is all about Corning. Come for the food and stay for the fun! We will have craft vendors, informational booths, raffles, and more!
If you are interested in having a booth, please contact us with your information (530) 824-5550. FCFS; space is limited!

Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/events/197139267544327/

Harvest Sidewalk Sale -Chico | Oct 12-13

Friday & Saturday Oct 12-13
Second Friday and Saturday in October, starting at 9:00am
Phone: 530-345-6500
Open to the public

Prices are FALLing in Downtown Chico! Come RAKE in the savings and celebrate the changing of the season! Harvest Sidewalk Sale is the perfect opportunity to pick up some incredible deals and even get a jump-start on holiday shopping.  This event is designed to showcase our Downtown

Chico businesses and highlights include:
- Merchants utilizing sidewalks to showcase specials
- Restaurants offering fall-themed menu items and signature dishes
- Storefronts decorated to kick off the fall season
- DCBA decorates street corners with hay bales, pumpkins, and scarecrows to create special ambiance


WEBSITE
http://www.downtownchico.com/event-harvest-sidewalk-sale_12.htm

Theatre on the Ridge, High Noon on Wall Street -Paradise, Nov1-18
High Noon on Wall Street, An Original Musical by Jerry Miller
 
In a classic showdown of good versus evil, the Academy Award-winning High Noon gets a modern twist as we find our hero facing down a pack of corporate raiders. Frank Miller is getting out of prison for insider trading, and he’s out for revenge on the clean-cut executive that turned him in. All that drama is set to the tune of a portfolio of your favorite hits from the past. Don’t miss the action. It all takes place at “High Noon”...… on Wall Street.
 
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
November 1 through November 17
Sunday Matinees: November 4, 11 & 18
 
Christmas Preview -Chico | Nov 18

November 18, 2018 | 4:00-8:00pm
Phone: 530-345-6500
Open to the public

Since 1978, Christmas Preview has been a Downtown Chico tradition...drawing folks together in the heart of our community to officially kick off the holiday season!  Downtown merchants roll out the red carpet and present the finest in hometown hospitality, debuting their holiday offerings, showing off fabulous decorations, and providing delicious refreshments and entertainment. The DCBA coordinates strolling carolers, and a few other on-street events and activities and invites SANTA to come on down for photos with the kiddos! You have not experienced the holidays in Downtown Chico if you have not experienced Christmas Preview.

Here are just some of the on-street highlights (from 2017):
    Santa Claus available for a visit and photo opportunity with the kiddos (Santa booth located on Main Street between 3rd & 4th.  Santa photos will be available for purchase only.  No personal photos will be permitted.) And many more!

http://www.downtownchico.com/event-christmas-preview_14.htm

Community Christmas Tree Lighting -Chico | Dec 7

December 7
6:00pm–8:00pm
Downtown Chico Plaza

City Plaza will come alive from the glow of the more than 2,000 LED lights during the lighting of the Annual Community Christmas Tree! Guests will enjoy a musical program and join Santa, the Mayor and others in the countdown to light the tree in City Plaza. Make it an evening in Downtown Chico with dinner and drinks at a popular restaurant.
-City has decorated the 90 foot giant Redwood tree behind the city plaza stage this year!
-Santa visits!
-Mayor addresses the crowd
-Performances by the Children's Choir of Chico and Sounds of the Valley Women's Chorus
- Wonderful, 'feel-good' community strengthening event

WEBSITE:


http://www.downtownchico.com/event-community-christmas-tree-lighting_15.htm

Stansbury Home Open for Tours Saturday & Sunday

location: 307 W. 5th Street, Chico (cross street Salem)
hours: 1:00pm-4:00pm
phone: 530 342-3037

Take a tour of the Stansbury Home and learn about one of Chico's most iconic families! We're open every Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm-4:00pm
The Stansbury Home is a Victorian home built by Dr. Oscar Stansbury in 1883. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and in 1991 was listed as supporting the South Campus Historic District. While the home is now the property of The City of Chico, the Stansbury Home Preservation Association helps to fund and maintain the 19th century historic residence.
Donations of $5 per adult and $3 for children 12-and-under are requested.

website: http://www.stansburyhome.org

Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/Stansbury-Home-Preservation-Assoc-109772789030/

Butte County Library programs -Chico Durham Paradise Oroville Biggs Gridley

UPCOMING EVENTS: Childrens Monthly Calendar, Young Adult Calendar,  Adult Calendar

Visit the Public Library in your area for a lis tof available classes and programs.

 

Chico: http://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/ChicoLibrary.aspx

 

Biggs: http://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/BiggsLibrary.aspx

 

Durham: http://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/DurhamLibrary.aspx

 

Gridley: http://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/GridleyLibrary.aspx

 

Oroville: http://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/OrovilleLibrary.aspx

 

Paradise: http://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/ParadiseLibrary.aspx

Become a CASA Volunteer!

NVCSS CASA will be holding two CASA training sessions in early 2018.
Training in Shasta County [Redding] begins on Wednesday, January 10 and will be held in the CASA Center at NVCSS at 2400 Washington Avenue.
Butte County training [Chico] begins on Thursday, February 1 and will take place at
our office in Chico.


CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. CASA volunteers are definitely superheroes for the work they do for these children!

Download the volunteer application by visiting the NVCSS website: http://www.nvcss.org/casa
Application deadline for Shasta’s training is January 4; Butte’s deadline is January 27.
For more program information: http://www.nvcss.org/CASA
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/nvcssCASA

Northern California Residents Disaster Assistance

Residents of Butte, Lake, Mendocino and Yuba who suffered damage or losses from the devastating fires that began October 8, 2017 and continue to burn, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), if they are able to do so.
The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of October 10, 2017 now makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in a total of six northern California counties: Butte, Lake, Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma and Yuba.
Survivors who primarily reside in one of the six designated counties can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7am to 10pm seven days a week.
Applicants will be asked for the following information:
•    Social Security number
•    Address of the damaged primary residence
•    Description of the damage
•    Information about insurance coverage
•    A current contact telephone number
•    An address where they can receive mail
•    Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds
Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for:
•    Temporary housing
•    Essential home repairs
•    Uninsured and underinsured personal property losses
•    Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.


Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available for businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters. Disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.


FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if a survivor has registered with another disaster-relief organization, such as the American Red Cross.
Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled.
For more information on California recovery, visit the disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4344 ,   Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/femaregion9 and the CalOES website, http://www.caloes.ca.gov/

CodeRED Notification System

The CodeRED Emergency Notification System now allows residents and businesses to log into their CodeRED Accounts from Google, Facebook and Twitter. Please visit www.buttecoounty.net/massnotification  to create a managed account & take advantage of the additional options the CodeRED system offers.
Residents and Businesses can also download the CodeRED Mobile Alert App which will allow you to receive emergency notifications anywhaere CodeRED is used.

 

Visit www.buttecounty.net/massnotification for information on the CodeRED Mobile Alert App and how to log into the system from social media accounts.

https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/BFA19C579EA5

Fire Assistance Center Open for Victims of Ponderosa Fire

Butte County will open a Fire Assistance Center (FAC) to help residents who lost their homes or other structures in the Ponderosa Fire. Residents can come to the Fire Assistance Center to learn the benefits of working with the County to get their property assessed for proper cleanup and disposal as well as to get help navigating the process of rebuilding. County staff will meet one-on-one with residents who lost their homes or structures to walk them through the steps for rebuilding. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and to help residents complete forms and applications. Residents are encouraged to call 530-538-2954 or to schedule an appointment, but walk-in service is also available.


Forms from the District Attorney’s office will be available for residents affected by the Ponderosa Fire to access financial help available through the California Victim Compensation Bureau. Residents who lost their homes and those who had to evacuate may be eligible to receive reimbursements for losses caused by the fire such as medical/dental expenses and temporary lodging or relocation expenses.


Location: 7 County Center Drive, Oroville inside the Department of Development Services
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Deadline to submit information by 1/12/18

 

Jarvis Gardens accepting admission for low-income senior housing

If you are a Senior Citizen needing affordable housing, applications for admission to the wait list are being accepted at JARVIS GARDENS, 2001 NOTRE DAME BLVD CHICO, CA.  JARVIS GARDENS SENIOR APARTMENTS is a 49 unit apartment complex for seniors - whose head of household/co-head or spouse is 62 years of age or older.  For more information call the facility at (530) 345-1384
TTY/TTD: - 711

Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Pests and Diseases

Our forests are threatened by nonnative insects and diseases that can kill large number of trees. Goldspotted oak borer, Sudden Oak Death, pitch canker, Emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle can be transported long distanced in firewood. Once transported into new areas, these insects and diseases can become established and kill local trees. 

 

How Can You Help:

  • Leave firewood at home - do not transport it to campgrounds or parks
  • Use firewood from local sources
  • Burn all firewood before leaving your campiste if leaving the local area

 

 

BUY IT WHERE YOU BURN IT

 

dontmoveforewood.org

 

 

Handi-Riders therapeutic activity for children and adults with special needs

If you or someone you know could benefit fromTherapeutic Horsemanship and are intersted in attending a class, call for more information. You do not need prior experience.

 

Handi-Riders is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) member and Premier Accredited Operating Center. Our program is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an accepted form of therapeutic activity for the physically, developmentally and emotionally challenged. We are proud to have served Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties for the past 30 years.

Handi-Riders, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in Butte County in 1981 by a dedicated group from the equestrian community and Butte County Schools Special Education Department. These individuals worked together to provide a unique form of therapeutic activity for children and adults with special needs: Therapeutic Horseback Riding.
info@handi-riders.org | 530-315-0654 or 530-533-5333 | PO Box 1885, Chico, CA 95927

http://www.handi-riders.org
http://www.facebook.com/pg/HandiRidersofNorthernCalifornia/

NATIONAL ANTHEM TRYOUTS -Chico Heat

If you think you have what it takes, or know someone who does, come by the Chico Heat office starting Monday @ 10am!
We will be doing auditions Monday - Friday from 10am-3pm
CALL (or come by) TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!

(530) 725-5444
1722 Mangrove Ave. Suite 24

Tryouts will end once all the spots (and a couple on-call's) are taken!

California Naturalist Certification Course -Chico | Spring 2018

The Chico Creek Nature Center will be offering the University of California Naturalist Certification Course from March 28 to May 23, 2018.  The Chico Creek Nature Center was chosen as a host site for this 40-hour program, which combines a science curriculum with guest lectures, field trips an eight hour capstone project and other project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of the Big Chico Creek Watershed.  

 

The California Naturalist Certification program is designed for members of the community with an interest in local ecology.  It is also appropriate for college students and advanced high school science students.  Four academic credits are available upon completion of the course for an additional fee.  

Classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m., with Saturday field trips from 8:30 a.m.to p.m. on April 7 and 25 and May 5 and 19.

The cost per participant is $390.  A limited number of need-based scholarships will be given.  Participation is limited to 25.  Adaptations for accessibility can be arranged. Applications are available online at http://www.chicorec.com/california-naturalist-certification and at the CARD office.

 

 

Caitlin Reilly will serve as the lead instructor.  Questions should be directed to her at 530-815-5259 or creilly@chicorec.com

Thursday Night Market -Chico | Apr 5-Sep 27

Explore Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market on Broadway between 2nd and 5th Street, including side streets and the fabulous City Plaza! This festive, weekly market is a ton of fun and features a bounty of farm-fresh produce from CDFA certified farmers, mouth-watering prepared foods from food trucks and booths, handmade, local arts and crafts, and live entertainment for all ages.
 

  • Streets are lined with more than 100 popular vendors
  • Local talent showcased each week from magicians to belly dancers and classic rock to bluegrass
  • Authentic crafts and artwork and handmade clothing and jewelry
  • Fun for kids with balloon-twisting clowns, face painters, inflatables, and other hands-on activities
  • Personal services, community based organizations, and not for profits
  • Ride your bike and use the FREE Bike Valet parking service provided by Chico Velo Cycling Club
  • This is a rain or shine event!

ANIMALS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE MARKET PER CALIFORNIA RETAIL FOOD CODE.

 

 

Join MIX 95-1 on the following dates: TBA
 

Downtown Chico DCBA
http://www.downtownchico.com/event-thursday-night-market_16.htm

 


 

Donate Scrap Metal Materials, Tooling to benefit North State High Schools

Donate unsued scrap metal material or tooling that could be donated for use in our North State H.S. and Community Colleges.
North State Manufacturer’s Directory (Grow Manufacturing) http://manufacturer-directory.com
Contact JJ  jj@growmanufacturing.com | 530 892-9600  x211

3-D Printing program -Chico Library | Thurs, Sat

Butte County Library Chico Branch, 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, CA 95926

Thursdays 3-7pm, Saturdays from 3-5pm

 

http://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/ChicoLibrary.aspx

 

Sign up or drop in http://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/ChicoLibrary.aspx

1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico (530)-891-2726 | chicobclibrary@buttecounty.net

Wyandotte Grange Events, April-Dec

4910 Foothill Blvd., Oroville, CA 95966 (530) 589-3194

 

April:

1st: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

3rd: Business Meeting 1:00pm

11th: BUNCO 6:00pm

21st: Dinner - Ham $10 5:00pm-6:30pm

 

May

1st: Business Meeting 1:00pm

6th: Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am

9th: BUNCO 6:00pm

11th & 12th: Trash to Treasures Sale

19th: Dinner - Chicken Enchiladas 5:00-6:30pm

 

June

3rd: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

12th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

13th: BUNCO 6:00pm

16th: Dinner - Tri-Tip BBQ $10 5:00pm-6:30pm

 

July

1st: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

3rd: Business Meeting 1:00pm

11th: BUNCO 6:00pm

21st: Dinner Hamburgers and Hot Dogs 5:00pm-6:00pm

 

September

2nd: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

4th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

12th: BUNCO 6:00pm

15th: Dinner Spaghetti 5:00-6:30pm

 

October

2nd: Busniess Meeting 1:00pm

7th: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

10th: BUNCO 6:00pm

12th & 13th: Rummage Sale

20th: Dinner Baked Chicken 5:00-6:30pm

 

November

4th: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

13th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

14th: BUNCO 6:00pm

17th: Dinner Turkey $10 5:00-6:30pm

 

December

2nd: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

4th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

7&8th: Christmas Bazaar 10:00am - 3:00pm

12th: BUNCO 6:00pm

 

Cost:

Breakfast $8.00 | Dinner $8.00 | Ham, Tri-Tip, and Turkey Dinner $10.00

Thank you for your support in helping to keep this Grange open

 

Butte College Auto Tech Scholarships

The Silver Dollar Speedway (SDS) is continuing its efforts to offer scholarships to Auto technology students at Butte College.

SDS will be accepting donations during the 2018 race season, and the funds will be distributed to the Butte College Foundation (BCF) to assist students in the Auto Technology Program.

Donations are tax deductable and the Butte College Foundation will provide a receipt (if requested) for donations of $50 or more. Each $ 500 prvided to the BCF will create a scholarship for and Auto Tech student.

During SDS events, there will be a cash can at the t-shirt booth. During the off-season, you can mail your contributions to:
Silver Dollar Speedway, attn: SDS Scholarships, 2334 Fair Street, Chico, CA  95928

To learn more about the scholarships, contact Butte College Foundation | foundation@butte.edu | 530 895-2359

Free Graphic Design, -Chico Library | Tuesdays

Butte County Library Chico Branch, 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, CA 95926

Tuesdays 1:00pm to 5:00pm

http://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/

 

logo design, posters, cards, social media images, fliers, labels, business cards, digitizing images,

 

Sign up or drop in http://tiny.cc/freedesign | (530)-891-2726 | chicobclibrary@buttecounty.net

 

 

Strawless Challenge

Did you know that by 2050 there will be more plastic by weight in the ocean than there is fish? That is why the sustainability management association along with local businesses such as hula’s Chinese Barbecue, Kleen Kanteen, Recology Butte Colusa and many more are teaming up to start the Strawless Challenge. The Strawless Challenge is an effort to reduce single-use plastic by having restaurants offer straws by demand or other alternatives such as paper or reusable straws.

Join the movement today at http://www.strawlesschallenge.com or join us on instagram and together we can be the change.

 

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/StrawlessChallenge/
 

HELP US RAISE $40K IN 4 MONTHS! MONCA -Chico

As you may know, MONCA is in need of a new HVAC system- not only for the comfort of our guests, but for the protection of our art! Donations are tax-deductible and can be made online at

 

http://www.monca.org/donate or by mailing a check to:
Museum of Northern California Art
900 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926

Wings of Eagles is accepting applications for Financial Assistance |

"Wings of Eagles" is accepting applications NOW! Please log onto www.wingsofeagles.org and fill out our Application for Financial Assistance. Accepting online applications only!

"Wings of Eagles," The Joseph Alvarez Organization for seriously ill children, has a goal of providing emotional and financial assistance to all families in the counties of: Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Sutter and Colusa who have children with a pediatric cancer or a life-threatening illness diagnosis.

Application [LINK]
http://www.wingsofeagles.org/local-programs/application-for-financial-assistance.html

 

FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/WingsofEagles.Joseph

WEBSITE
http://www.wingsofeagles.org

Fire Victims Cothing Donations Needed

Azad’s Martial Arts Center is accepting and collecting donations of clothing items for men, women and children to assist the victims of the recent fires in the Paradise area.  
Please bring new or your lightly used clothing items to Azad’s Martial Arts Center located at 313 Walnut Street Suite 150 Chico California 95928.  
For more information please contact Azad’s at 892-AZAD or 896-0777.

 

Farmers Markets -local

CHICO

 

Morning Farmers Market, Wednesday | year-round UPDATED
Chico Wednesday morning farmers market! year-round
Come see what's fresh EVERY Wednesday 7:30am-1pm in the North Valley Plaza Parking lot on Pillsbury Road.

http://chicofarmersmarket.com

Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/ChicoCertifiedFarmersMarket/

-

Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | year-round UPDATED
Come see what's fresh EVERY Saturday 7:30am-1pm – rain or shine. Wall & East 2nd Streets, Downtown Chico Municipal Parking Lot

http://chicofarmersmarket.com

Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/ChicoCertifiedFarmersMarket/

-

Downtown Thursday Night Market | April 6 - Sept 28

Explore Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market weekly  6:00-9:00pm on Broadway from 2nd to 5th Streets and enjoy special events in the Downtown Plaza.

WEBSITE:
http://www.downtownchico.com/event-thursday-night-market_16.htm

 

Chapman Farmers Market, Friday | year-round 
We are now inside Community Park! We are located in the parking lot next to Chapman School. 1010 Cleveland Ave. 2:00pm-5:30pm every Friday.

 

PARADISE

 

Morning Farmers Market, Tuesday | May 9 - Oct 10  UPDATED
Paradise Tuesday morning Farmers Market in the Alliance Church parking lot at 6491 Clark Rd.
We will be here every Tuesday 7:30am-12pm. Come see what's fresh!

http://chicofarmersmarket.com

Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/ChicoCertifiedFarmersMarket/

-

Evening Farmers Market, Thursdays | May 11 – Oct 12  UPDATED
4pm–7pm, Thomas’s ACE Hardware Parking Lot- 5720 Clark Road

http://chicofarmersmarket.com

Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/ChicoCertifiedFarmersMarket/

 

OROVILLE

 

Wednesday Night Farmer's Market | Starting March 15, 2017

Downtown 4:00-8:00pm to help support our growing market.
For more info about becoming a vendor, downtownorovilleinfo@gmail.com
FACEBOOK PAGE
http://www.facebook.com/historicdowntownoroville

-
Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | May 20 – Oct 13 UPDATED
New Location: Montgomery & Myers Streets,
7:30am-12:00pm

-

Oroville Hospital Farmers Market, Wednesdays | May 10 - Sept 2017 UPDATED
10:00am-2:00pm 2450 Olive Hwy, Oroville

 

 

GRIDLEY

 

Gridley Farmers Market, Tuesday | May 16 - Aug 15 UPDATED

Daddo Park- Virgina & Hazel Streets, downtown Gridley. 5:00pm-8:00pm
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/GridleyFarmers/

 

CORNING

 

Corning Farmers Market, Thursday | Jun 15 - Sept 7  UPDATED
Northside Park on West & Tehama Streets. 5:00pm-7:30pm. Northside Park, Corning
For more info about becoming a vendor,

 

ARBUCKLE

 

Arbuckle Certified Farmers Market, Wednesday | June - August
In downtown Arbuckle. The Market is held Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00 and is hosted by the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee. The Market features locally grown fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, flowers, olive oil, meat and crafts. It also features a weekly bbq dinner. For more information on this Market, please contact: mary@wiseacrefarm.org, or visit http://www.colusacountygrown.org/Farmers%20Markets.html

 

COLUSA

 

Colusa Certified Farmers Market, Thursday | June - Sept
Veterans Memorial Park- Located on 10th and Market Streets. The Market is held on Thursday evenings from 4:00-7:00pm and is hosted by the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce. The Market features fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, flowers, crafts and fresh mushrooms from Colusa’s own Premier Mushrooms. For more information on this Market, please contact: diazdrive@gmail.com
http://www.colusacountygrown.org/Farmers%20Markets.html

 

RED BLUFF

 

Red Bluff Saturday Certified Farmers' Market | year-round

8:00am to 12:30pm, Home Depot, 100 Main Street.

=

Red Bluff Certified Farmers' Market, Wednesday | June - Sept

5:00pm to 8:00pm 633 Washington Street and Pine Streets, downtown

Contact: 100 Main St/PO Box 850, Red Bluff, CA 96080 | P 530 527-6220 | F 530 527-2908

info@redbluffchamber.com

Want to be a vendor? Obtain a vendor application online at www.redbluffchamber.com

-

Fund a Home Donation Drive benefit Youth Foster Care

Remi Vista is a local Foster Family Agency that is seeking to put an end to youth homelessness across the North state. We offer hope and housing to youth that are 18 and graduating from the foster care system. Many times these youth come to us with nothing but a few bags of belongings.
That is why we are asking you, the community, to “Fund-A-Home” and make a difference in a young person’s life. Your donation is completely tax deductible and greatly appreciated.

 

Remi Vista Inc Foster Family Care Agency / Butte Region
15 Declaration Drive, Chico, CA 9597
http://www.remivista.info
(530) 893-4784

SIMPLE ITEMS THAT CAN HELP:
SILVERWARE SETS (FORKS,KNIVES,SPOONS), PLATES, CUPS, BOWLS, MICROWAVE, TOASTER, CHEESE GRATER, BLENDER, POTS, PANS, TOWELS/BED SET/SHEETS, DISH DRAINER, TRASH CANS W/ LIDS, TRASH BAGS, SHOWER CURTAIN, FIRST AID KIT, FIRE EXTINGUISHER, CLEANING SUPPLIES, TOILET PAPER/PAPER TOWELS, TOILETRIES, GIFT CARD, VACUUM, MOP/BROOM/DUSTPAN, END TABLE, LAMPS, TUPPERWARE

 

Become a Foster Parent

CHANGE A LIFE, BECOME A FOSTER PARENT!

Mountain Circle sincerely appreciates the amazingly generous Butte County Foster Parents!

There is no better gift to give a child than a family. With the holidays approaching there are many children in Butte County in need of warmth, love, shelter and a caring environment.
In Butte County alone there are over 500 children in Foster Care. Many of these children sadly are placed in homes outside of their community because there aren’t enough foster parents in Butte County. DREAMS don’t work unless you DO, adopt a child to make their dreams come TRUE!

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent please call     1-844-540-8618 or you can also visit http://www.mountaincircle.org/adopt.htm  Don’t forget to check Mountain Circle’s daily updates posted on our Facebook page! Mountain Circle can help you become a certified foster parent, we can answer any questions and teach you ways to help children in need.

For further information, contact: Rachel Goings, Assistant Development Director | 1-844-540-8618 | rgoings@mountaincircle.org

Torres Shelter The Adopt-a-Room program - Chico

The program allows businesses, individuals and private donors to “adopt” a room for a specified amount

and demonstrates the donor’s commitment to supporting

 

Donated funds then pays for the furnishing of the adopted room and goes directly to help offset costs of providing utilities and services provided free of charge to our guests.

 

Rooms available for adoption include the four family rooms, new dining hall, new kitchen, and computer room. Other options to adopt include a children’s playground

area, bike storage, and the patio area. 

For more information on how you can Adopt-A-Room, please contact the Executive Director Brad Montgomery at, (530) 891-9048, or at info@chicoshelter.org

 

Vessel turn-in program BCSO

Do you have an old, rotten, unusable boat? Through a grant awarded by the California Divison of Baoting & Waterways, the Butte County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit is providing a free vessel turn-in program at Crown Metals, located at 4801 Feather River BLVD, Oroville.

 

Vessels constructed of aluminum, fiberglass, and wood are accepted, with or without trailers. Vessels must be void of all fuel and oil. Please remove trash and unrelated rubbish prior to turning in your vessel. All previously registered vessels with hull ID number must be accompanied with a title showing ownership.

 

Qualifying vessels will be accepted on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am until noon.

 

Questions? Call (530)533-7718 or visit http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner/marine

Chico Theater Company

  Chico Theater Company
166 Eaton Road Suite F, Chico, CA 95973
(530) 894-3CTC or (530) 894-3282

For tickets and show information visit the CTC website

On Air Now
Robin Scott
Robin Scott
9:00am - 3:00pm
No Repeat Workday
Make A Request
My Profile
Weather
Visitor Polls
A recent survey says 52% of us leave vacation days unused. With summer vacation season just around the corner, what's the number 1 destination on your bucket list?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

April 5-Sept 27 | Downtown Chico