“Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats” exhibit & “Live Bats!” workshop at Turtle Bay

Find out the truth about bats and the important roles they play in two fun hands-on experiences offered in Redding: The fantastic "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats" exhibit (see the Exhibits section), and the "Live Bats!" workshop, where you can meet bats from NorCal Bat Rescue (see the 26th). … [Read more...]

The Nutcracker Ballet in Weed – November 18, 2011

Eugene Ballet Company presents this enchanting 116-year-old holiday tradition. Colorful sets, imaginative storyline & dazzling costumes. A delightful family experience. 7pm. $12-$20. Kenneth W. Ford Theater, 800 College Ave. (530)938-5373. … [Read more...]

Momix Performance in Redding – November 9th, 2011

Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness & physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists who blend physical theatre, circus, athleticism, dance & comedy.  An entertaining and artistic multimedia experience for the whole family. 7:30pm. $24-$44. Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St. … [Read more...]

“A Kid’s Eye View” exhibition in Redding & North State Symphony special children’s concert in Chico – November 14th

In Redding, get "A Kid’s Eye View" as you enjoy a collection of photographs taken by North State youth, depicting what they love about where they live. See the Exhibits section. In Chico, the North State Symphony presents a special children's concert featuring a film that presents even more photographs from local youth, played as symphony members … [Read more...]

Diestelhorst Dash / Turkey Trot fun run/walk in Redding – November 24th, 2011

Diestelhorst Dash Free annual event  for children ages 0-8. Line up by age group on the South side of the bridge by 7:45 am. The Dash begins 8am, prior to the Turkey Trot. Diestelhorst Bridge, near 2290 Benton Dr.  Reg: (530)244-5454. Turkey Trot Fun Run & Walk Includes kids’ Diestlehorst Dash–ages 8 & under sprint across the … [Read more...]

April Verch Band In Concert in Cottonwood – November 16, 2011

Nationally renowned Canadian fiddler & stepdancer April Verch blends old-fashioned & modern sensibilities. Enjoy traditional roots tunes, bluegrass & newgrass, jazz-influenced compositions & more. Fun family event for all ages. 7pm. $20/adult, $30/family, $15/student/senior. North Cottonwood School, 19920 Gas Point Rd. … [Read more...]

November 2011

[related-posts] On the Cover Luca at 6 months old,  Armando (English bulldog) at 3 years old; both boys are from Chico. This image was taken by Lisa Tosi 4 1/2 years ago and we love it as our November cover!  Luca is now 5 years old and enjoys playing playing golf and baseball, and playing with LEGOs and his little brother. Armando is now 8 years … [Read more...]

Special Education Teacher Marty Parker Rocks The Community With Music And Art “Yule” Love

At the age of eighteen, random chance led Marty Parker to a career as an instructional paraprofessional at Sierra View Elementary School in Chico. “A friend employed in special education encouraged me to apply for an aide position,” says Parker. “At the time, my various burger-flipping jobs had me in a depressed fog, so it was a relief to be … [Read more...]

In The Company of Horses – Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Focuses On Solutions

For thousands of years, people have enjoyed a special bond with horses. We admire them for their beauty, strength and intelligence. They are valuable to us both as work animals and companion animals. But now, a therapeutic approach called Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is adding yet another dimension to the age-old interaction between mankind … [Read more...]

Scrapbooking 101 – Start Preserving Memories With The Basics

Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to preserve your most cherished photographs and memories. It allows you to share the precious events of your lifetime with those you love. Immortalize your child’s first steps, first day of school and high school graduation, or even laugh at a funny face made for a split second but captured for a lifetime – all with … [Read more...]