Blazing Saddles – Mountain Bike Race Series Combines Family Fun & Outdoor Adventure

It started with a vision. Therese McCoy loved mountain biking and wanted to bring riders together for a series of races. When she approached her friend Tracy Evans with the idea, the response was immediately positive. Both women are committed to a lifestyle of exercise and adventure in the great outdoors, and with support from friends and … [Read more...]

Get Inspired: North State Home Shows Provide One-Stop Shopping For Home And Holiday Needs

As the seasons change and the weather starts to cool down, it may be time to think about fixing up your house, remodeling, repairing, and getting ready for the holidays. Two home shows in the North State provide excellent ideas for home improvement: The Chico Fall Home and Garden Show at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, and the Fall Home and … [Read more...]

This Season’s Harvest Happenings

North State families can experience a full bounty of farm life… just a short drive from home. Fun for all ages – grandparents too! Download the Harvest Map as PDF file. Nash Ranch in Redding is a family tradition, featuring a 15-acre pumpkin patch, haunted house, giant corn maze, kiddie hay maze, train rides, bounce house, pony rides, farm … [Read more...]

Let’s Go Science Show, Sunday March 4th in Weed

The Let’s Go Science Show is great family entertainment… fun for the whole family.  The wacky and talented Professor Smart and Dr. Know-it-all join forces for an educational, entertaining, exciting and experiential extravaganza.  Professor Smart shrinks his head, has toilet paper flying, juggles and has peoples’ hair standing on end all while … [Read more...]

13th Annual Monster Piano Concert, January 21, 2012 in Chico

What has 480 fingers, can navigate 1408 black & white keys, & makes wonderful music? Come find out & enjoy the beautiful, resounding sounds of 16 keyboards simultaneously played by 48 child pianists ages 6-18. 2:30pm & 7pm. $12/adv, $14/door. 2:30pm & 7pm. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)879-0567.   … [Read more...]

Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway, January 26th-29th, 2012 in Chico

In and around Chico, the annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway is a four-day event with activities for all ages, from field trips and workshops for adults and mature youth, to two days of free Junior Naturalist activities for children of all ages.  See the 26th-29th.  Photo: Tom Barrett Experience the wonders of the Pacific Flyway … [Read more...]

Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children in Mt. Shasta – M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm

Dynamic, modern activity program for children to develop coordination, flexibility, strength, basic martial arts skills & good manners. Ages 4+. Free trial. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. $50/mo. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts Program, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2024. www.mtshastama.org … [Read more...]

January 19 & 21 – Music Together® classes in Chico

Music Together® is children & their grownups sharing songs, rhymes, movement & instrument play. Wiggling, singing & laughing with the research-based curriculum develops music skills, creativity, self-expression & confidence, along with social, emotional, cognitive & physical skills. Ages 0-5. Th, 9am, 1/19-3/22. $149/10-weeks, … [Read more...]

Sunday January 1st, 2012 – Polar Bear Plunge in Redding

Looking for a BEARRRRRY fun time to welcome in the new year? Take the “plunge,” compete for prizes (Youngest Polar Bear, Biggest Splash, Best Hat, etc.) & enjoy hot refreshments. Gates: 11:30am, Plunge: 12pm. $12 drop-in; $40 pre-reg w/commemorative shirt, bear & scarf. Redding Aquatic Center, 44 Quartz Hill Rd. (530)225-4095. … [Read more...]

North State Symphony “American Portrait” In Chico, Oroville and Redding

In Chico, Oroville and Redding, the North State Symphony offers three wonderful concerts geared for families, with a special visual component. In "American Portrait," as the symphony plays a composition by Chris and Dave Brubeck, a film will be shown depicting 102 striking images by (and of) photographer Ansel Adams. As the symphony plays "Our … [Read more...]