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free if accompanied by child. RSVP bookfamilyfarm@ or 342-4375. For up to date info, “like us” on Check out all of the great things we have to look forward Facebook. Bricks 4 Kids: Our programs provide an to this Summer! Please note extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique that dates and times are creations, play games, and have loads of fun using subject to change. Please call LEGO® bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their selfahead to confirm events. confidence. After school programs, birthday parties,

camps, playgroups, Kidz night out, scouting, open play and drop off for ages 5 and up. Call 332-9172 or go to

Butte County Library, Chico: Tuesdays: Preschool

Storytime @ 10&11am 3-5yr olds, Wednesdays: Babies Love Books, 11am. Thursdays: Toddler Storytime @ 10:30 & 11:15, Afterschool Storytime 3pm. Friday: Bilingual Storytime 10:15am, 0-5yrs. 1st Saturday of the month: Japanese Storytime @ 1pm, 2nd Saturday of month: Spanish Storytime @ 2pm, 3rd Saturday of month: Chinese Storytime @ 2pm, 4th Saturday: Story Tail Tutors-students read aloud to dogs 2pm, 5-12yrs. Free Movies on Sunday! 891-2762, www.buttecounty. net/bclibrary.

Butte Parent Cafe’:

Ongoing Events

Free public events where parents have meaningful, guided conversations that help solve problems which could affect their children. Dinner and childcare will be provided free of charge. Parents, Foster Parents, Grandparents, Providers, and other people working with or raising children or anyone in the community who is interested in strengthening families in our community are encouraged to attend. Café is offered once a month in Oroville and once a month in Chico.

Art at Apple Blossom Baby: Is your fridge drab?

Cesarean Recovery and VBAC Support Circle:

Are your walls blah? Join us for a fun, free, art session. Children ages two and up are welcome to come explore different art mediums and make something great. Please note: Our youngest creators might need a little adult guidance for some of the experiences. Each child may complete one project per session. This is a drop in activity, so come anytime between 10 and 11:45 to give your artist some time to create. Held at Apple Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave., call 345-1617 for more details.

Baby Cafe’:

This is a relaxed group for parents and babies to meet, visit, and develop a network of support and friendship. FREE! Held on the first Tuesday or the month from 9-10:30 am at The Nest Chico, www.

Barnes & Noble Storytime:

Held weekly on Wednesdays at 11am and Saturdays at 2pm in the children’s book section. Call 894-1494 for more info.

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Barry Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary and Education Center: The mission of the Barry Kirshner

Wildlife Foundation is to provide rehabilitation and longterm care for exotic and native species, as well as to provide educational programs on all levels, emphasizing wildlife and habitat conservation. Field trips, tours, camps and more. Call 533-1000 or go to for more info.

Birth Prep & Comfort Measures Class: If you’re already familiar with birth and just want some reminders this 2 hour course will refresh your memory & get you excited & ready for your next birth. Call 530-828-1900 to schedule,

Blue Oak School Tours:

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 9AM-11AM. Take a guided tour of our classrooms and explore all the creative and academic facets that Waldorf education offers. On the tour, you’ll get to know our community and philosophies so you can decide if Blue Oak Charter School is the right fit for your child. Space is limited, call us to reserve your spot: (530) 879-7483.

Book Family Farm:

Fun, Educational, Year Round Field Trips & Tours, and Grass-Fed Meats. Fun, educational farm tours Saturdays: $5 per child, adults

Every Third Wednesday from 10-11 am. This is a mom led group designed to support women who have had elective and unplanned cesareans as well as those attempting VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section). This group does NOT offer medical advice rather, it is designed to give moms a safe space to share and process their experiences, share tips for recovering from surgery, and support one another in their future birthing choices. Come meet other moms who have shared your experience and get the support and understanding you deserve! FREE! www.

Chapman Food And Fitness Festival: Held every

Kids Karate, Adults All Belt Karate, Kabudo (Weapons Training), and Advanced Karate. Please call 898-9753 or go to

Chico Doula Circle:

Free Prenatal Workshops first Thursday of each month from 7-8pm and third Sunday of each month from 2-4 pm. Clients and potential clients can come to as many workshops as they choose. During our meetings, we welcome new families, attend to established clients, and present experiential learning opportunities on a variety of topics related to pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding. For more information visit www.

Chico Mothers Club: Ongoing weekly playgroups and a variety of other fun activities for young children. Gather weekly for friendship and support. For detailed information, please visit Chico Museum: Open Wednesday - Sunday, noon to 4pm; donations gladly appreciated. Located at Second and Salem Streets, Downtown Chico. Phone 891-4336, or visit

Chico Yo Yo Club:

Come learn new tricks, show off your skill, & win great prizes. Bird in Hand in Downtown Chico. Every Saturday at noon. 893-0545.

Circle Time:

Every Tuesday at 10:15 and 11:15, 45 minutes each session. Join us for books and stories, songs and rhymes, dancing, shaking, music making, and of course parachute play! This class is great for all ages, but designed for toddlers and preschool age children. Taught by a Child Development major with over 10 years of experience. Held at Apple Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave., call 345-1617 for more details.

Enloe’s Mother and Baby Education Center:

Ongoing before baby classes, after baby classes, as well as safety classes. Please call 332-3970 to register or go to and click on Mother and Baby Care Center for more information and to view a full list of classes.





Private classes scheduled at your convenience. This 4 hour class features curriculum and videos specific to multiples pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and postpartum issues and will address the unique concerns parents of multiples have and prepare you for your birth. Call 828-1900 or go to

Friday from 2–5:30pm at 1010 Cleveland Ave. For more information, call 624-8844 or visit

Family Skate Night: North Valley Hockey, go to

Chico Air Museum: The Chico Air Museum is located

Family Swim:

at the Chico Municipal Airport. This museum features air exhibits that are fun for the whole family! Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4pm. FREE! 147 Convair Court, 345-6468.

Chico Art School:

Classes in painting and drawing for ages 7+. All levels. Monday-Saturday. Email for homeschool, after school and adult class availability. $25 per class-1 1/2 hr. Email Janet@chicoartschool. com or find them on Facebook: ChicoArtSchoolandGallery. for more info.

The 90 degree indoor pool is always comfortable any time of year. Family Swim is open to anyone (no membership required) on Fridays from 5-8 pm. Cost is just $2 per person. For more information, contact Chico Water Sprites at 342-2999 or visit www.

Fantastic Fridays: Athletic Horizons has the ultimate playgroup! Takes place on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month for all children, walking to 5 years old. Contact for more information: 893-4967 or www.athletichorizons. com.

Chico Certified Farmers’ Market-Saturdays: Take

Free Tennis Clinic:

Chico Creek Nature Center:

Friday Night Concerts:

Chico Dojo: Kids Karate classes for kids 3 and up. 30

Gateway Science Museum:

advantage of all the wonderful produce grown locally at Chico’s year round Farmers’ Market. Held every Saturday from 7:30am1pm, rain or shine. Located at 2nd and Wall St. parking lot.

Offers kids of all ages a place to interact with animals and nature, discover Bidwell Park’s diverse ecosystem and learn about preserving this natural resource. After school, homeschool, preschool and family programs as well as an animal museum and nature play room. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children and seniors, free for members. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm. 1968 E. 8 th Street, 891-4671, www. years of teaching experience. Classes include: All Belts

Held every Saturday at the Chico Racquet Club at 10am, open to all ages. 1629 Manzanita Ave, 895-1881. For nearly 40 years, the Friday Night Concerts have been a favorite summertime tradition. Held every Friday night, between May and early September, the Friday Night Concerts are Chico’s best place to hear live, local music for free! Located in the City Plaza in the heart of downtown, these concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference — styles range from blues to swing to classic rock to reggae. 6-7:30pm. For a performance schedule please go to www. Come explore the Gateway. Visit the many hands on exhibits for kids and

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