Chico Science Fair – Developing Scientific Minds In The North State

The Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, California, hosts a variety of events throughout the year but the annual Chico Science Fair stands out for science aficionados. On Monday, February 26, over 700 kindergarten through 12th grade students will head to the fairgrounds, lugging inventions, observations and experiments. On Tuesday, 70 local … [Read more...]

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day in style at the 11th annual Whole Earth and Watershed Festival! This unique event brings together families, educators, businesses, artists and activists to rejoice in the gifts Mother Nature provides. The event features a little something for everyone with activities and booths that aim to help those in the North State advocate … [Read more...]

Mini Maker Faires Set To Inspire & Amaze in Redding & Ashland

More than a decade ago, Dale Dougherty and Sherry Huss noted that our increasingly consumer-focused society often disregards the fundamental human activity of creating. From this notion came the idea for the first Maker Faire, which took place in the Bay Area in 2006. The goal of the faire was to offer a community-based learning environment to … [Read more...]

This Season’s Harvest Happenings

Autumn is the perfect time to begin or continue a tradition of visiting the Harvest Happenings in our region. Pumpkins, colorful gourds and winter squash – this season promises a cornucopia of color, flavors and fun. Visit a farm or take part in other autumn activities with your family – there’s something for everyone. Many grandparents will enjoy … [Read more...]

A Great Opportunity for Hands-On Science Fun for Families

Beginning in January, ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, home to more than 100 exhibits, is implementing their “$1 First Sundays” program to encourage more families to spend their free time learning and exploring at the hands-on museum. With themed weekends and ongoing fun year-round, that makes a family road trip to Ashland, Oregon – where the museum … [Read more...]

Think with your Hands at ScienceWorks 3rd Annual Thinker Fest

Build a city made of LEGOS, hammer iron at a blacksmith forge, and create your own art robot – all of it is possible at TinkerFest 2015, the regional hands-on innovation festival held May 16 and 17 at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Ashland, Oregon. “Tinkering brings out the artist in the scientist and the scientist in the artist,” says … [Read more...]

The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue

Don’t miss CSU, Chico’s spring production of the Tony award-winning Broadway classic, The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, celebrating the life of superstar Will Rogers in a song and dance spectacular that’s sure to be a treat for the whole family. This high-energy musical follows the story of Rogers’ life and journey to fame and stardom … [Read more...]

Curiouser and Curiouser: Butte County Children Perform in Alice In Wonderland Jr.

Imagine yourself in a place beyond your wildest dreams, where a bite of cake or a sip of drink can make you grow or shrink, and mysterious talking Cheshire cats disappear before your eyes. Chico Performances and the Blue Room Young Company invite you to join them on an adventure to Wonderland with Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and March … [Read more...]

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum Brings New Festival to Oregon’s Rogue Valley: TinkerFest – September 21st and 22nd, 2013

When designer Richard Jarel was eight years old, he took apart his father’s watch. “I carefully put it back together and it worked fine,” he recalls. “The only problem was that I still had three parts left over. My dad was not happy!” That experience did not dampen Jarel’s tinkering spirit. He’s gone on to design toy prototypes for Mattel, and … [Read more...]