Ongoing & Special Events

Art & Museum Exhibits

Chico Through Time Exhibit; Chico. Explore Chico’s history in 12 themes. Kids love the interactive 1900s classroom. They can imagine being a jeweler at “Clifford’s Jewelry,” & learn about directing planes by listening to Chico Air Traffic Control recordings. There’s plenty for adults to love too! Th-Sun, 11am-4pm. $3-$5. Chico Museum, housed in the historic Andrew Carnegie Library adjacent to CSU, Chico at 141 Salem St. (530)891-4336.

“Famous Artists” Student Art Exhibition; Redding. Enjoy pieces by local students in grades K-8, selected from student works created in Turtle Bay’s Famous Artists school program & curated by program volunteers. Wed-Fri, 9am-4pm, & Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm thru 4/30. Free w/Park admission, $12-$16. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Nano is Back!; Redding. Turtle Bay’s popular hands-on Nano mini-exhibit has returned from its Northern California tour. Explore the science of small, & the world of Nano technology that’s so much a part of our daily lives. Wed-Fri, 9am-4pm, & Sat & Sun, 10am-4pm, 2/10-4/30. Free w/park admission, $12-$16. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Parrot Playhouse: Lories!; Redding. Walk through an interactive aviary featuring beautiful Australian lorikeets; feed colorful birds from your hand. Wed-Fri, 9:30-11:45am & 1-4pm; Sat & Sun, 10:30-11:45am & 1-4pm. Free w/park admission, $12-$16. Nectar cups $1. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Rooted In This Land: Growing Food In Shasta County; Redding. From cattle to strawberries & hogs to hops, agriculture is our region’s oldest industry. In this interactive exhibit, dig deep into historic & contemporary stories of the animals, crops & people that have shaped our local economy & changed our landscape. Wed-Fri, 9am-4pm, & Sat & Sun, 10am-4pm, thru 4/30. Free w/park admission, $12-$16. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

“Staff Picks” Exhibit; Redding. Take a close look at a selection of Turtle Bay’s fabulous artifacts. The museum’s entire staff was let loose to choose their favorites. Some items reflect personal passions or hobbies, other objects seemed to jump off the shelves begging to be shown. Wed-Fri, 9am-4pm, Sat & Sun, 10am-4pm, Thru 4/30. Free with park admission, $12-$16. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

West Coast Biennial Art Exhibition; Redding. Michael Duncan, an independent curator & corresponding editor for Art in America, is this year’s Biennial Art Competition juror at Turtle Bay Museum. See the pieces he’s chosen from entries of 118 established & emerging artists from California, Oregon & Washington. Vote for the People’s Choice Award. Wed-Fri, 9am-4pm, Sat & Sun, 10am-4pm, Thru 4/30. Free w/park admission, $12-$16. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Contest

U.S. Kids Cover Contest; National. This year’s theme: “My Favorite National Park.” Presented by Saturday Evening Post Society Inc. to support teachers & encourage creativity & art for children. Ages 2-12 may submit their art in varied mediums (oils, pastels, markers, colored pencils). Winners will be published on the cover of Humpty Dumpty or Jack & Jill magazines. Submit by Feb 13. Info: http://www.uskidsmags.com/artcontest.

MONTH-LONG EVENTS

Aquatic Adventures; Redding. Learn about water ecosystems & the importance of the Sacramento River through a variety of fun interpretive programs that could include diver interactions, fish & beaver feedings, & training sessions. Daily, 10:30am. Free w/park admission, $12-$16. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink; Ashland, OR. Visit this seasonal outdoor rink in beautiful Lithia Park, open Wed-Sat thru Feb 26. Offers a variety of fun programs, including discount skate times. Regular admission is $3.50-$5.50 (under age 5 free); skate rentals +$2.50. Located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground. (530)488-5340.

“Basecamp Boulders” Climbing Gym; Mt. Shasta. Climbing fun on multiple routes in a bouldering room featuring about 600 square feet of climbing surface. All ages welcome; 14 & under with parent supervision. Open daily: M-W, 10am-5pm, Th-Sun, 10am-5pm. $5/day pass, $40/monthly pass; shoe rental $4. Shasta Base Camp, 308 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-2359.

PROGRAMS & LEAGUES REGISTRATION

Mt. Shasta Nordic Junior Ski Program; Mt. Shasta. This fun program focuses on technical ski skills, team building, & leadership development. Two age groups: 7-11 & 12-16. Mt. Shasta Nordic Center, Ski Park Highway. (530)925-3495.

Spring Session Youth Theater Program: The Stinky Cheese Man; Paradise. Register now for Theatre on the Ridge’s youth theater program for ages 6-16. Students build skills in acting, music & dance. Develops self-expression, collaboration & self-confidence, explores the creative process through the performing arts. Classes Mon-Wed, 3:30-5pm, 2/12-4/26, with three evening performances 4/27-29. $200, some partial fee waivers may be avail. 3735 Neal Rd. (530)877-5760.

Yreka Little League Baseball Signups. Sign your child up for T-ball, Farm, Minors, Majors or Jr. League. Ages 5 & up. Tryouts are on Feb 25 & opening day is March 18. On-site registration Jan 18 & 19, 5-7pm, at KTHA Community Computer Center, 1306 Yellow Hammer Rd., Yreka.