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North State Parent Volume 21 - Issue 7 April 2013

NORTH STATE

CONTENTS 6 Be the Change: Kristy Cowell: Making Her Dream a Reality By Carolyn Warnemuende

10 Creating the Balance of Stimulation and Downtime for Babies Carolyn Warnemuende

7 Baby Bliss: Investing in Early Childhood By Deborah Peel, with the Executive Committee for Shasta County’s Week of the Young Child 9 Welcome Baby: Childbirth Classes in Upper California

12 The Yellow Door Presents: Chico Walks for Autism By Lisa Shara 13 Localicious: Yogurt Puts “Culture” Into Kids’ Diets; Locals Share the Good, the Bad & the Creamy By Desiree Gonzalez

14 Chico Montessori Children’s House Celebrates Its 40th Year of Educating the Young Child By Darla Greb Mazariegos 16 The Benefits and Memories of Adventure Travel; Mud, Sweat and Gears: A Rowdy Family’s Canadian Adventure on Seven Wheels By Joe Kurmaskie & Lisa Shara

19 Young Children Tell Us Where They Like to Play 20 Dancers Shine in April at Three Showcase Events By Lisa Shara 22 Childcare Directory 23 Going Places Family Events Calendar

DEAR READERS,

On the Cover: Mom and artist Raina Pratt, and daughter Suraya, now 2 years old, visiting friends in French Gulch. Raina and her husband Brian moved to Redding in 2009 from Montana, with their boys Elias, now 6, and Kendrick age 4. In May they are expecting their fourth child – a girl! Photography: Tracey Hedge of Firefly Mobile Studios creates fresh, vibrant images that allow you and your loved ones to shine. She specializes in weddings, seniors and family portraits, serving Northern California. See her beautiful work online at Firefly2u.com or call (530) 209-1116.

Those who know me, and know me well, realize that one of my absolute loves is child-centered play spaces … those special places for free play, be they an indoor activity center or play equipment at a park … and especially places that stimulate children’s imaginations and creativity. I noticed one such fort-like structure built of branches the other day while walking at Lake Siskiyou. The children who built it took careful steps in adding weathered logs and long, smooth sticks, and all the while, I could see delight in their faces as they mastered the skills needed to build such a debris-hut structure! It reminded me of when I was young, and how my siblings and I spent hours and hours of unstructured time outdoors making forts from construction-site scraps. I have observed the many ways kids play, as well as organizations that offer support for the growing needs of young children, and for their parents whose desire is that their children feel encouraged and safe. In my work as publisher I’m in touch with schools, family resource centers, public libraries and other organizations that reach out to parents as an extension of community. In many ways our goal with North State Parent has always been to be used as a tool for helping promote and foster a child-

focused North State region, which ideally would be filled with all it takes to support healthy parenting. Creating a healthier community will hopefully contribute to a healthier society in turn as children grow up. Perhaps this all becomes clear at the beginning, when a newborn arrives and in the first weeks of welcoming a new life, the brand-new parents realize the level of care and responsibility it takes, and that however well-meaning or educated they are, there’s always more to learn. My heart is touched when I see pro-active parents embracing the goal of doing the best they can to inform themselves in order to make healthy lifestyle choices for their families. Publishing, like parenting, takes you in many directions. The work is gratifying, yet not without challenges. In both cases building a healthy community is critical and worth working for. Please share your suggestions with us! Paradise Public Library offers a beautiful toddler play area. There are fun places to play and explore with your child all over the North State.

Pamela Newman, Publisher

OUR SUPPORTIVE ADVERTISERS INCLUDE: Academy of Personalized Learning...... 29 Adventure Recreation Center............... 18 All Fired Up Redding............................. 19 Amber Health Care................................ 11 Antlers Marina and Resort.................... 17 Butte Environmental Council................ 12 California Regional Theater.................. 40 CarbEssentials......................................... 47 Chico Country Day School..................... 30. Chico Pediatric Dentistry....................... 26 Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council of Shasta County...................... 19 Children's Faire Chico............................ 30 Cosh Chiropractic................................... 20 Dignity Health........................................ 48 Dr Borg, DDS.......................................... 37

The Elegant Bean................................... 12 Enloe Medical Center.............................. 3 Feather River Hospital............................. 2 First Five.............................................. 7, 11 G-Force Gymnastics.................................. 7 Galaxy Gymnastics Academy................. 31 Generations Of Women........................ 47 Grocery Outlet....................................... 14 Healthy Shasta ...................................... 43 Healthy Shasta Metal Cowboy............. 18 Heather Ridge Infant Center & Preschool............................................. 10 In Motion Fitness................................... 44 J & A Foods............................................. 28 Jeter's Playground................................. 24

Jumps and Giggles................................. 19 Juniper Ridge......................................... 45 Kidder Creek.......................................... 38 KidsPark.................................................... 5 Kinderland.............................................. 40 Kinetics Academy of Dance.................. 21 Learning In Motion Preschool.............. 31 Little Sprouts Preschool......................... 26 Miss Bella’s Baby Boutique.................... 10 Montessori Children's House of Shady Oaks........................................ 25 Mount Shasta Elementary School........ 42 National Parent Helpline...................... 36 Nor Cal Elite Gymnastics........................ 47 Nor Cal Riding Stables........................... 42

North Valley Eye Care.............................. 3 Physician's Plan Weight Management................................... 27, 39 Renew..................................................... 32 Rowell Family Empowerment .............. 34 Sacred Heart School............................... 31 SCOE Early Childhood Services............... 8 Sew Fabulous Studio............................. 25 Shasta Bible College/SOAR tutoring.... 32 Shasta Family YMCA.............................. 35 Shasta Head Start.................................. 25 Shasta Women's Refuge/Family Justice Center ........................................ 42 She's Crafty............................................. 14 Siskiyou Arts Bus.................................... 32

Skyway Pediatric Dentistry...................... 5 Sunny Garden Montessori..................... 19 Sweet Repeats.......................................... 9 Tracey Hedge Firefly Mobile Studios...... 9 Turtle Bay Exploration Park.................. 15 Valley Oak Children's Service.................. 5 Water Sprites Swim School................... 15 Week Of The Young Child Shasta County.......................................... 7 West Redding Preschool........................ 21 Whiskeytown Environmental School & Camp......................................... 8 Whittenberg Country School................ 19 Whole Earth and Watershed Festival... 41 William Finch Charter School................ 20

S E RV I N G FA M I L I E S I N B UT TE , S H A STA , TE H A M A & S O UT H E R N S I S K I YO U CO U N T I E S Publisher: Pamela Newman; pn@northstateparent.com Editor: Lisa Shara; lisa@northstateparent.com Proofreader: Georgia Toms Calendar Editor: Lisa Shara; calendar@northstateparent.com For Billing Questions: billing@northstateparent.com Production: Marc Schrievers; graphics@northstateparent.com Sales: Kim Roberson; kim@northstateparent.com Sales: Kristen Schmidt; kristen@northstateparent.com Sales: Tina McDermott; tina@northstateparent.com

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By Carolyn Warnemuende

Kristy Cowell: Making Her Dream a Reality "The real preparation for education is a study of one’s self. The training of the teacher … is something far more than a learning of ideas. It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit." -Maria Montessori

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risty Cowell, founder of Sunny Garden Montessori in Chico, is well versed in Maria Montessori’s methods for teaching children. Before opening Sunny Garden, she taught at Chico Montessori Children’s House for 18 years. Often she heard parents say that they wished they could stay at school with their children. Kristy decided that one day she would open a space where children and parents could come together to learn and play. In November 2010, her dream became a reality … she opened Sunny Garden. She had been preparing for some time. “I’d been collecting materials forever,” she says. She and her husband Dale Rasmussen, a public defender in Children’s Court of Butte County, prepared the room for the program. While it includes Montessori materials (and more), Kristy explains what matters most: “You can have a classroom filled with Montessori materials, and teachers who don’t practice or live the philosophy, or you can have a space where the philosophy is lived and practiced, that has few Montessori materials. It’s the holistic environment that matters.” Kristy states that Montessori is a way of life. Her methods encourage teachers to “follow the child.” That is, understanding that children choose activities that draw their attention, and that the process is more important than the product. Sunny Garden is Chico’s only family-play school. Children from birth to age 5 attend with a parent,

grandparent or caregiver. Kristy emphasizes that Sunny Garden is not a preschool or daycare center. It is a space for children and the significant adults in their life to share time together – what she sees as the greatest value of the program. “When parents and caregivers come with their children, the children get one-on-one special time with their caregivers, and both children and adults form new friendships,” she says. Although Kristy has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Human Development with an emphasis on early childhood, she doesn’t see her role at Sunny Garden as that of teacher, but of facilitator. She prepares the learning environment and serves as a resource for parents. “Parents have lots of questions. Sometimes they want and need a caring, giving and empathic advisor,” she says. “Parents also serve as a strong support for each other. They share intimate things about their lives and reach out to each other in support; they learn that they are not alone with their problems.” Tanya Parish, Kristy’s oldest daughter, teaches a music class at Sunny Garden and plays with her two children there several times a week. “It’s inspiring for me to see my mother living her dream, and how she encourages moms and helps them feel good about how they are parenting,” she

says. “There’s a lot of pressure on moms to ‘do it right,’ and when they come to Sunny Garden, they meet other moms and talk to Kristy. They start feeling more supported in their parenting.” As well as spending her days at Sunny Garden, Kristy is an associate faculty member at Butte College. She teaches Child Development on campus and Prenatal Infant Development online. Joya Pedelini, a former online student, brings her two children to Sunny Garden. “I love this place,” she says.” I was pregnant with my second baby when I started coming with my son. It was my salvation. He would have liked to stay and play all day.” When not working, Kristy enjoys spending time with her three daughters and four grandchildren who frequent Sunny Garden. She likes gardening, hiking and riding her bike. She works out regularly and does her best to live a healthy life. “What really excites me, though, is that I get to play all day in my dream space at Sunny Garden,” she says. “I want families with young children to know that Sunny Garden is here for them as a resource and is a place to build friendships and community, based on our love and respect for all children.” To reach Kristy Cowell and Sunny Garden call: (530) 343-3101. Ó

Author Carolyn Warnemuende lives in Shasta County with her husband Jim. Her two daughters attended a Montessori school in Southern California through fifth grade.

The mission of our Be the Change column is to feature a community member from the North State who is actively making a difference in the lives of children and families. If you would like to nominate someone who is making a difference, please write to pn@northstateparent.com.

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By Deborah Peel, with the Executive Committee for Shasta County’s Week of the Young Child

BABY BLISS

Investing in Early Childhood

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aby bliss. It’s that emotion of immeasurable joy many parents experience with the arrival of a child, despite stinky diapers and sleepless nights. It’s the limitless possibilities we envision for our newborn that motivate us to dig deeper, work smarter, and invest wisely in our child. Each time you breathe in that scent of fresh baby skin, each time you play peek-a-boo, sprawl on the floor for tummy time, or read a good-night book, you are investing in your child. Providing nutritious meals, introducing letters, shapes and numbers and playing regularly with your child … all are solid investments in your child’s future.

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most-loved teacher. Your interactions help build brain function that guides learning and behavior for a lifetime; your nurturing interactions are an investment in who your child will become. “Baby bliss” is just the beginning of an investment partnership founded by parents and supported by educators, child care providers, community groups, local leaders, and early childhood organizations such as First 5. These supportive partnerships are a win-win-win investment: a win for the child, a win for the family, and a win for the community. Everyone involved invests in young children in differ-

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ent ways, all critical to healthy child development. This may include brain development, social development, and the essential skill-building that takes place from birth to age 5, helping children grow into successful students and caring, productive adults. First 5 California is dedicated to improving the lives of California's young children and their families; each county has a First 5 county commission. First 5 Shasta alone has put $20 million from tobacco taxes toward the changing needs of young children and families in Shasta County, increasing their investment in young children every time 8 they award grant funding to a program or service

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Baby Bliss: Investing in Early Childhood

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First 5 organizations in Butte, Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama counties provide a variety of health, literacy and learning activities and services for children ages 0-5 and their families.

For information:

Butte: (530) 538-7964; www.first5butte.org. Shasta: (530) 229-8300; www.first5shasta.org. Siskiyou: (530) 918-7222; www.first5siskiyou.org. Tehama: (530) 528-1395; www.first5tehama.com.

in the community. Preschool teachers, child care providers and other professionals dedicate each workday to educating and caring for young children. All are partners in early

childhood investment … partners in the wellbeing and future potential of each child and each child’s family. Why are these partnerships so crucial? According to the latest brain development research and advice from economists like Nobel Prize winner James Heckman, there’s no better investment opportunity in the world than early childhood. The more time, energy, effort and financial resources a community puts toward helping young children thrive, the less needs to be spent later in costly interventions that may be associated with crime, teen pregnancy or substance abuse. Quite simply, we save money when we focus our initial investment on healthy young children who grow into successful students who then grow into responsible adults. April’s Week of the Young Child emphasizes the importance of the early years of life and is a perfect time to get out and enjoy some free family fun and to find out about local resources. Communities across the nation have joined in this celebration of young children since 1971! Shasta County’s Week of the Young Child 2013 takes place April 13-20 and features a variety of fun events and activities offered through a collaboration of partner-

ships, including First 5 Shasta and the California Cascade Association for the Education of Young Children. Families are invited to learn more about child development, early learning and child care, and how to find services benefitting children for years to come. Look for Week of the Young Child events marked by symbols in North State Parent’s Going Places events calendar, and also find Shasta County’s WOYC events information at www.first5shasta.org. Baby bliss. It’s the beginning of a beautiful partnership with the most promising return on investment that time, patience, nurturing and money can buy. It’s an investment that benefits our children today and our community for generations to come. Ó

Deborah Peel has experienced the joys of parenting for the past sixteen years and works with First 5 Shasta. The Executive Committee for Shasta County's Week of the Young Child provides leadership and resources that recognizes the high value of early childhood experiences and education. Members are Linda Delles (Shasta County YMCA) Tom Kaut (CCAEYC and Montessori Children's House of Shady Oaks), Amanda Keefer (Shasta Head Start), Cassy Leggett (SCOE Early Childhood Services), Linda McBride (Early Childhood Consultant), Mary Brace (First 5 Shasta), and Romi Uribe (Mercy Maternity Clinic).

School Year 2013/2014 Early Childhood Services is currently accepting applications for the

CALIFORNIA PART DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM For eligible children, ages 3 and 4 Classes start in August 2013 Pre-enrollment begins May 2013 Detailed information about eligibility requirements and locations of classrooms is available on the website. Your child must be 3 on or before 10-1-2013.

Outdoor Adventure Camps for Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Get your kids off the couch and into the woods exploring the Whiskeytown wilderness! These camps are true positive camp experiences focusing on having fun and enjoying the great outdoors. All campers hike daily and can choose from activities during the afternoons such as kayaking*, archery, fishing*, swimming/wading, field games, gold panning, tadpole catching, tie-dying, arts/crafts, campfires, song singing, snipe hunting and much, much more!

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Childbirth Classes in Upper California BUTTE COUNTY

Enloe Mother & Baby Education Center, Chico. “Prepared Childbirth” classes focus on breathing, relaxation techniques, and pain management options. One evening weekly for five weeks, on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Weekend classes also available. Info: (530) 332-3970.

Sacred Beginnings, Chico. Six-week preparation series. Topics include coping, massage, position and relaxation during birth. Next series begins May 14. Doula services also available. Info: Serra Wells, (530) 321-6477.

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Feather River Midwifery Services, Chico and Paradise. Six-week childbirth series. Topics include stages of labor, relaxation techniques, and pain management options. Info: Paradise, (530) 872-7579; Chico, (530) 345-4471.

Grace Doulas, Redding. Bradley-based childbirth classes offered every six weeks. Next classes begin Monday, April 8 and Friday, April 12. Also offers doula services. Info: Patty Montenegro, (530) 365-1920; Carolee Abbott, (530) 224-9024.

Feather River Hospital & Feather River Health Center, Paradise. Four-week childbirth education series with classes offered monthly each Thursday. Info: Healthy Mothers, (530) 876-2518.

Mercy Medical Center, Redding. Childbirth education classes for expectant mothers. Choose from a five-week or six-week series. Also offers childbirth refresher courses and cesarean preparation classes. (530) 225-7779.

Nesting Doula Services, Anderson. Six-week Bradley-based childbirth classes. Topics: physiology of labor and birth, natural childbirth, pain medication, c-section, breastfeeding, and baby care. Next series begins mid-May. Doula services are also available in Shasta and Tehama Counties. Info: Renee Read, (530) 227-8475. Redding Recreation. New four-week childbirth preparation class series. Techniques center on natural birth, but those planning on using medicated pain relief are welcome. Classes held Mondays, beginning April 8. Info: (530) 225-4095.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Mercy Medical Center, Mt. Shasta. Childbirth education classes focus on stages of labor and relaxation techniques. Offered every other month on the first three Tuesdays. Next class begins May 7. Info: (530) 926-6239.

Fairchild Medical Center, Yreka. Six-week childbirth education class series recommended for mothers in their 28th - 32nd week of pregnancy. Sessions offered on alternating Monday and Tuesday evenings every 6-10 weeks. Info: (530) 841-6285. Sally Cooper, LLM, Mt. Shasta. Six-session natural childbirth preparation classes focus on nutrition, exercise and promoting the mindbody connection. Info: (530) 859-3949.

TEHAMA COUNTY

St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff. Perinatal education program focuses on nutrition, birthing options and what to expect after your baby arrives. Info: (530) 529-8026.

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Creating the Balance of Stimulation and Downtime for Babies Photos by Tracey Hedge, Firefly Mobile Studios www.firefly2u.com

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abies bring joy to most families. Regardless of whether a new baby is the first-born or the third or fourth, looking at newborns and infants inspires awe. Parents want to offer their little one the best opportunity to thrive. They may not know how, and when asking family and friends, likely get myriad pieces of advice. Beliefs about how to best care for babies have changed throughout the years. It was once thought that picking babies up when they cried spoiled them. Later it was believed that not picking them up could cause delayed social development. Current discussions focus on the amount of stimulation babies need for optimal social, emotional, and intellectual development. The range is wide. Some be-

lieve that motivating a baby with special materials such as black and white infant stimulation cards, flash cards, and various music modalities increases positive development. Others feel a very calm, low-stimulation environment is best, especially for highly sensitive babies. One thing experts agree on is that all babies need loving and caring parents and caregivers. They need to be held, cuddled, swaddled, fed, changed, and talked or sung to. When babies are held and looked at during feeding and when they are kept comfortable, they develop a sense of safety. When they hear common household noises and are talked to by family members, they learn to discriminate among voices and sounds. When they see motion and con-

trasting colors, they develop visual discernment. The textures of their diapers, clothing, blankets, and bedding develops their tactile sense. Being in nature, in social settings, and in the community helps them adjust to the larger world. Parents can rest assured that newborns and infants receive all the environmental stimulation they need for their development from the activities of daily life. There is little scientific evidence that special stimulation leads to greater brain development. As newborns and infants grow into babyhood, more stimulation is required. The novelty of new tastes, sounds, smells and environments captures their interest. Astute 11 parents begin to get a sense of timing – when their

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Creating the Balance of Stimulation and Downtime for Babies baby wants and needs greater stimulation; and pace – how quickly their baby enjoys moving from one activity to the next. Developing this parenting skill gives the greatest assurance that their baby will respond positively. If babies are constantly stimulated with outside attention, however, they learn to rely on others for satisfaction. They do not learn the skill of entertaining themselves or the joy that comes from alone time. Downtime is needed – time to be with themselves and detach from the world around them to absorb and integrate what they have taken in through their senses. During downtime babies get the rest they need from the bustle of their environment, and they learn self-regulating, such as falling asleep by themselves. Some child development professionals believe that it is during downtime that the most productive learning takes place.

What are the required elements for successful downtime for babies? • A space where the baby will not topple onto a hard floor or into pieces of furniture. Place pillows around babies who are just beginning to sit. • Parents and caregivers should be within the baby’s visual range so that the baby can “check in” and so the adult can be aware of the baby’s safety. • Keep safe toys that the baby can manipulate alone within

reach. These might include rattles without long handles, soft toys without small parts that can be pulled off, toys with parts that move easily, and brightly colored toys. • Toys should be big enough that they can go into the baby’s mouth without being swallowed or choked on. • Parents’ should be able to recognize when the baby needs to move from downtime to interaction.

What does downtime provide for a baby?

• She learns that she can entertain herself. • She learns to make choices, and that decisions can be changed. • She learns to manipulate her environment. • She develops motor skills. • She learns that being alone can be fun. • She learns that downtime is restorative and provides a break from stimulation provided by others. Babies do not consciously learn these traits; these traits grow out of the experience of having time alone. How much downtime a baby wants depends on the baby’s temperament. Some will want much more than others. Finding the balance between stimulation and downtime can be tricky. Sensitive caregivers learn to read the cues their baby gives. When babies grow tired of being stimulated, their eyes glaze over and they seem to zone out. They may avert their eyes, turn their head away from the

activity, and even fall asleep. Most babies cry when they feel over-stimulated. Babies who are ready to move from downtime to greater stimulation become agitated, cranky, or cry. These cues help parents recognize when its time for a change. Providing both stimulation and downtime gives the opportunities needed for optimal social, emotional and intellectual development. Playing with your baby provides for learning social and interactive skills. Talking with your baby starts the process of communication and language development. An environment rich in diversity and activity fosters intellectual development. Downtime allows babies to explore their environment at their own pace and to integrate what is learned. It gives babies time to discover that they are capable of entertaining themselves. Loving and nurturing caregivers, along with an environment that provides both effective stimulation and downtime, makes for happy babies and sets the stage for success during toddlerhood and beyond. Ó Author Carolyn Warnemuende lives with her husband Jim in Shasta County. Her six grandchildren, five who were once adorable babies and one who still is, are the joy of her life.

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The Yellow Door Presents

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"The walk was a great experience for our family. It was nice to see all the support in this area. When my son was first diagnosed I felt very alone, now we all feel like part of a big family!" - Pam Boyer, Chico

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pril 7th brings an opportunity to show your support to individuals in our community with autism, and their families, on a 5k walk that begins and ends at beautiful Bidwell Park’s One Mile Recreation Area. Presented by the nonprofit organization The Yellow Door, Chico Walks for Autism is designed to be a fun experience for children with autism, and participants come from all areas of Northern California. "I was pleasantly surprised at the response and turn-out of participants!” says Teri Tapia of Paradise, who attended the walk last year with her son. “Jordan and I enjoyed the walk with his 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. McDonal, and other friends that attended. It was a GREAT event!" The path is clearly marked with yellow arrows, and the walk, when taking into account

time for multiple stops and lollygagging, takes about 90 minutes. There is an option at the halfmile point to go on or loop back, offering families a way to adjust their experience as needed for individual participants. Water stations and fun “sensory stops” along the path provide walkers the motivation to keep going, and there’s a picnic area at the halfway point featuring food vendors (with gluten- & casein-free options) - or bring snacks for your own picnic. The walk ends at a vendor fair featuring information, crafts, calming live acoustic music, and areas for relaxing and play. Everyone is invited to participate. Mom Wendy Moser of Cottonwood explains, "It was so meaningful to see support from the community, because that is where we want our children to thrive and be able to take part without judgment - out in our community."

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Entry is $5 per child and $10 per adult. Pre-register at www.chicowalksforautism.eventbrite.com, or register at the event. All walk participants will be entered in a raffle, and preregistered applicants receive a free car wash from Scrubs Inc. in Chico! A brief event welcome and kick-off begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information visit www.facebook.com/theyellowdoorchico, or call (530) 518-2495. Ó

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ogurt. It’s tasty, is known to be good for you, and it’s even fun to say. With its creamy texture and versatility, it is an excellent way to improve your kids’ nutrition … as long as you know what to look for. “Not all yogurts are created equally,” says Stephanie Bird, dietetics intern at PASSAGES in Chico. “Some yogurts have live bacteria and others don't. One of the benefits of yogurt comes from the probiotics, and if they are not live, then you are missing out on those benefits.” Bird shares that yogurt contains protein and calcium, and is more digestible than many other dairy products, especially for people who are lactose intolerant. This is because the lactose in the milk is converted to "food" for the probiotics, so the lactose is mostly used up in the transformation, which also makes plain yogurts low in sugar content. “Unfortunately, many yogurts have high amounts of sugar and other additives in them to reduce the natural tartness the probiotics create, making them less healthful versions despite the potential presence of live probiotics,” says Bird. Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and

vitamin D. An 8-oz cup of plain, low-fat yogurt has nearly four times the amount of calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk. It seems that many kids either suffer from constipation or “go” too much. Regularly eating yogurt with active cultures can help regulate kids’ – and their parents’ – digestive systems. Plain low-fat yogurt blends well with both sweet and savory items and is easily used as a substitute in all kinds of recipes. Use it in place of sour cream in dips; mixed with fruit, almonds, and honey for breakfast; or to replace butter or oil in baking. I like stirring a tablespoon of whole or ground flaxseed in my yogurt – a tablespoon of flaxseed adds 3 grams of fiber and about 2 grams of healthy plant Omega-3s. Adding in a bit of high-fiber breakfast cereal makes a great snack for kids. Avoid granola: while it sounds healthy, most granola is very high in fat, calories, and even sugar. Low-fat plain Greek yogurt is the healthiest allaround choice. Most Greek yogurt has a thicker texture and fuller taste, and contains twice as much protein as regular yogurt. A great food for older babies and toddlers, it also makes the best frozen yogurt pops when

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mixed with a little mashed fruit … a good teething treat. Denise Crosswhite, mother of three and “Dip Queen” of my Bunco group, uses Greek yogurt in all kinds of recipes. “For an easy dip I add onion soup mix. I also like to add sweet mesquite seasoning, or sometimes a package of cream cheese and chopped veggies with smoked paprika.” Steer clear of yogurt with “fruit on the bottom,” which is normally quite high in sugar content. Some fat-free yogurts include aspartame, which comes with its own set of health concerns. With so many options available, it’s better to flavor your own with your favorite natural ingredients. Ó

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Chico Montessori Children’s House Celebrates Its 40th Year of Educating the Young Child

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ocated near Parkview Elementary School and within walking distance of Bidwell Park, Chico Montessori Children’s House has been an important educational choice for parents wanting an exceptional pre-school experience for their young children. Having educated approximately 3,000 children since 1973, the school is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Parent Jodi Rives states, “Chico Montessori has done a stellar job. We are very fortunate to have this school in our community.” Both morning and afternoon classes are provided to children ages 3 to 6 by a dedicated staff of highly qualified teachers with backgrounds in child development and Montessori training. Parents can choose an all-day session with

lunch, and extended hours are also offered. During the summer months, two-week sessions are available with varying themes such as art, gardening, insects, cooking and the solar system. The Montessori Method of education was developed in the early 1900s by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician who became a leading advocate of early childhood education. Her interest in child development began with helping children with special needs. She later began working with poor children and founded the Casa dei Bambini (Children’s House) in 1907 in a low-income district in Rome, which became well-recognized throughout the world. The director of Chico’s Montessori Children’s House is

Charlotte Rainwater, who began teaching at the school in 1980, and took over as director and owner in 1981. With a Master of Arts in education, her strong interest in the Montessori methodology led her to continue her education by completing a certificate from the Association Montessori Internationale in Dublin, Ireland. The philosophy and fundamentals developed by Dr. Montessori continue to be practiced today in Montessori schools. The method promotes children’s sense of responsibility, boosts their confidence, and develops their independence using specially-designed learning materials, supporting them to develop basic skills in a non-competitive 15 environment. Students of different ages are placed

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n the summer of 2005, writer and gonzo cyclist Joe Kurmaskie rode his bike across the United States with his two young sons in tow. Kurmaskie was motivated by the desire to have a bona fide adventure with his kids, as well as by a hefty contract to write about it for a national magazine. Kurmaskie survived the trip, wrote the article, and turned it into a full-length book, Momentum is Your Friend. He also began collecting other people’s stories of adventure travel, which will be included in his next book, Adventure Dad, due out this year. What is family adventure travel, anyway? Kurmaskie, who lives in Portland, Oregon, defines it as “a way to combat the Xbox carpal tunnel syndrome kids get from spending too much time in front of computers and the television. It’s a way to keep kids from becoming observers of their own

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childhood, providing opportunities for them to have real adventures rather than virtual adventures.” Kurmaskie didn’t actually set out to take his kids on a cross-country bicycle trip. He signed the contract with Men’s Journal to do the trip by himself and write about it, then found out that his wife, who was studying to become a teacher, had to be in school for most of the summer. She told Kurmaskie he’d have to take the boys with him … the Metal Cowboy and his Pint-sized Posse. “At that point, I had to figure out how to make it work,” he says. “How could I break it gently to Men’s Journal and still keep the assignment?” In the end the editors were sympathetic. They knew that if anyone could pull off such a stunt, Kurmaskie could. The 41-year-old had ridden across the United States six times previously, and had already toughened up his sons by taking them on long hikes in the

Columbia Gorge for other magazine assignments. On July 1, 2005 Kurmaskie rigged up 5-year-old Enzo’s bike trailer to 7-year-old Quinn’s tagalong, then connected that to his own custom-built, 27-speed bike and began their 4,000-mile, 65-day journey from Portland to Washington, D.C., with Star Wars light sabers for off-bicycle entertainment, and educational goals such as photographing the animal scat and campground signs they encountered along the way,. Kurmaskie was able to give his kids the Huck Finn summer he had dreamed of. Most days, they had no time clock and no schedule.“We had the luxury of just stopping and eating barbecue, fishing by the side of the Missouri and talking about Lewis and Clark,” says Kurmaskie. “They learned the topography and history of our country, made friends, and learned how to make their own fun. 17


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Usually we’re on and off the rig a dozen times before noon – sword fights, swimming holes and moose sightings. Not today. Since sunrise, we haven’t broken our cadence once. It helps that one-year-old Matteo’s buried himself in the caboose, sleeping off a full night of, well, sleeping ... call it the privileges of infancy. The ramshackle carnival of conversations we’ve been enjoying across Canada drops off to a word or two – necessary commands only, sometimes a grunt of encouragement. When Enzo points out a hawk standing on a fence post or a circling eagle, heads turn in unison for an appreciative look, we force out a few “ahs,” then go back to work. By perfecting this symphony of egg, milk and muscle, we’ve managed to best some substantial climbs. While I’m proud as hell of my pint-sized stokers, I see these bumps in the landscape as brutal preliminary heats, testing and toughening us up for a run at the prize, Obed Summit. “Here it comes, boys.” I’m working the gears like a concert pianist discovering Rachmaninoff, trying to find a ratio that rings true to my legs before we run out of momentum off the backside of the last hill. Either I dial in the sweet spot while tearing across what’s left of the flats, or gravity bears

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Along with introducing Enzo and Quinn to some of the natural treasures of our country and teaching them about the rigors of long-distance biking, Kurmaskie says the best thing about their adventure was the time spent together. In his book he writes, “We share a secret, the three of us; one permanent summer in our hearts now, where we’re never apart.” In the summer of 2009, Kurmaskie, with his three sons and his can-do wife, Beth, took on another cross country trip; this time they went the length of Canada. Here’s an excerpt from his best-selling book about the adventure … Mud, Sweat and Gears: “Egg!” We’re three, maybe four hard-boiled eggs and a few liters of chocolate milk away from Obed Summit, the highest point along Canada’s Yellowhead Highway. While I labor our massive bike train – 18 feet of tandem, trail-a-bike and trailer packed with 450 pounds of gear and three lively sons – my nine-year-old stoker, Quinn, shells another egg by repeatedly smacking it against his bike helmet, it’s an artistic combination of force and finesse. His younger brother, Enzo, salts it while perched on the trail-a-bike before the portable protein makes its way back to the front of the vessel sometimes whole, more often with tolls bitten from it. The boys are downing eggs at half my pace, but making up the difference in chocolate milk.

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rate racer’s body forgets that it’s at the head of a mule train hauling half of America behind it. It forgets that I’m not on a lighter-than-air, blessed-by-the-pope, high-performance bike that will leap into action the moment I stand up and hammer it hard enough. I tell myself to sit down and do the time. Work with the equipment, not against it. Obed features no switchbacks, just a long straight climb, a false summit and enough plateau to consider one’s cursed existence. Then the real work begins. “Mush!” Beth, who we kicked off the family train and onto her own touring bike back on day two, catches us while I’m busy marrying the pain and focusing on a spot two feet off my front wheel. My wife drops in behind the trailer and, like a seasoned coxswain would for rowers on a faltering crew, times her commands to our pace. I’ve handicapped my lady with four expedition panniers loaded to capacity. The additional weight I added last night after she drifted off to sleep was, I confess now, in expectation of today’s climb ... because I can only do so much, because I’m a shameful little man who in my secret heart always wants to top the summit first. Which makes what I’m seeing, something out of our favorite movie, The Princess Bride, inconceivable! She has no business sitting in on our tail, drafting the chariot trailer, let alone carrying enough energy to pedal solid AND urge us on with the athletic equivalent of catcalls.

Slowly but steadily, thanks to her, we find a rhythm that keeps us upright and rolling. “Mush!” she barks. “Mellow!” the boys come back with. Which makes no grammatical sense, but I’m beyond  caring. All that matters is our forward progress. Beth’s cheerleading finds its way to my legs. “Mush!” “Mellow!” “Mush!” The boys switch over to “Room!” We ride that trippy mantra for a while, and, as improbable as it seems, our pace improves. Then it happens. Rare in life, and even more elusive in the saddle, it’s the moment when a group, be it paceline, peloton, breakaway or family bike tour, morphs from teamwork into a single entity for a few golden miles. We all feel it, a chord connecting us so tightly it could be made of steel; I howl, Quinn whoops, Enzo rings his bell and Beth laughs loose and unbridled between commands. Even Matteo is awake now; five-part harmony. When the summit road sign comes into view I spit in the face of years of structural engineering, stand straight up and attempt to hammer  everything, everything that matters to me, all my imagined burdens and actual blessings, up and over Obed Pass. It’s irresponsible, even derelict behavior that  could snap the chain, if not the frame. Later,  Beth will say that when Quinn and Enzo stood up and hammered behind me, she’d never felt so proud. On top at last, we produce no American  flag, peace

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cranes or those colorful Tibetan cloth squares. Instead, Beth checks the boys for hydration and hypothermia while in their father’s care, and nurses the baby, all while passing out plastic lightsabers and power bars with her free hand. Like dandelions, my toe-headed sons spill across a high altitude field in Alberta, Canada. I watch them run as I suck air, doubled over my handlebars. Through my exhaustion I can see Beth, helmet coming off now, in slow motion, long hair spilling over her shoulders. She resembles an Amazonian, Xena Warrior Cyclist.  “This the worst Canada can throw at us?” she asks. We both know the answer, but laugh it off anyway. We can do this because Beth’s an entirely new creature from the one who weaved and wobbled out of America a month earlier. That person concerned herself with whether lycra was a conspiracy specifically against women, or did it make everyone look bad? The individual who wanted to know if she could just leave it in one gear and call it good. The rookie cyclist who wondered if she could make it at all. Now look at her. After a summer on and off our bikes, each wrapped in the embrace of our lively family in motion, we’ve come to realize that you can accomplish some great things, as long as you take it one pedal stroke at a time. For more information go to metalcowboy.com Ó

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"Dance is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself." -Havelock Ellis

ome be inspired! April boasts three weekends of events that showcase North State dancers and choreographers in performances at three locations: On April 5 and 6, Keeping Dance Alive! at Laxson Auditorium in Chico; on April 19 and 20, Rhythm ‘n Motion Dance Show at Paradise Performing Arts Center; and on April 26 and 27, Shasta College Dance Festival at Shasta College Theater in Redding. Keeping Dance Alive! is presented by Chico Community Ballet and Chico Performances. This much-loved annual

event, now in its 22nd year, celebrates the diversity of dance through showcasing talented local dancers ages 6 to 25 in a repertory concert featuring a full spectrum of dance styles. This year’s line-up of choreographers includes guest choreographer Kenneth Walker from Lauridsen Ballet Center, the official school of South Bay Ballet. Walker presents a ballet titled “Dream Time,” which he describes as “an abstraction of that moment between asleep and awake.” Seven local choreographers present a range of genres from hip-hop to musical theatre, along with a collaborative piece choreo-

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graphed by dancers of Chico Community Ballet. Group performances include Origin dance troupe’s belly dance piece “Tribalesque,” an Irish step group performing Celtic pieces, and Momentum dance group performing a jazz piece. Keeping Dance Alive! is high-energy performance that will have your whole family dancing in their seats. Held at CSU, Chico’s Laxon Auditorium on April 5 at 7:30pm and April 6 at 2pm. Tickets are $14-$18. For information visit 21 www.chicoperformances.com, or call (530) 898-6333.

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"On with the dance! Let the joy be unconfined!" -Lord Byron In Paradise, the Rhythm ‘n Motion Dance Show is presented by the Paradise Dancers. This entertaining 11th annual event offers 28 vaudeville-type acts, all themed around various styles of dance including ballroom, jazz, hip-hop … and special black light performances. The show is produced by local teens, with a cast of about 80 performers ranging in age from tweens through adults. Director Don Wolheim speaks with pride, “I’m especially excited about the way the kids take a hold of something, create it, and put it on stage. It’s not just the fact that they can gather their thoughts, choreograph, recruit and work with dancers, create costuming and more; what’s most exciting is that the experience empowers them and is something they will look back on for a lifetime.”

In existence since 1998, the Paradise Dancers have graduated close to 1,500 dancers from their studio, with all programs for teens being completely free. The Rhythm ‘n Motion Dance Show is Paradise Dancer’s largest fundraiser of the year, held at Paradise Performing Arts Center, which Wolheim describes as “one of the most comfortable theaters to sit in; the lighting and sound are wonderful, making for a great experience.” Bring the whole family to have fun while supporting a great after-school program. Shows are April 19 at 7pm, and April 20 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $10-$17. For information call (530) 877-9771.

"There are short cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them." -Vicki Baum The spring Shasta College Dance Festival in Redding is another exciting annual dance showcase that celebrates the art of dance and the creative spirit. The festival is a collaboration of choreographers and dancers from Shasta College dance classes, the Shasta College Dance Club, and guests from Redding City Ballet and the community. It features enlivening original performance pieces reflecting a wide variety of dance genres and styles, including jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern dance and ballet. The whole family is invited to witness performances of talented and dedicated young artists that will inspire the dancer in all of us. Shasta College Dance Festival is being held at the Shasta College Theatre on April 26 at 7:30pm, and April 27 at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $5-$7. For information: visit www.shastacollege.edu, or call (530) 242-7730. Ó

Red Bluff Dance Student Accepted in Joffrey Ballet Programs North State Parent congratulates 16-year-old Dance Red Bluff student Joseph Howarth, who recently became one of only 75 dancers accepted into the Joffrey Ballet School’s four-year New York conservatory. After only four years of dance classes, Howarth auditioned for the Joffrey Ballet School’s summer intensive program. He was notified that he had been accepted into the ballet and contemporary programs. A few days after, he was stunned to receive another notice stating that in reassessing his audition, the school also wanted to extend an invitation to their more advanced programs: the Pre-Professional track, the Bolshoi Ballet program in Moscow, and the four-year conservatory in New York City. Acceptance into these programs is a high honor, and Noel Julian-Anker, artistic director of Dance Red Bluff says, “Joseph will go far because he works hard. He takes correction and pushes past exhaustion & frustration with fierce determination.” His challenge now is overcoming the financial hurdles a Joffrey education presents. Joseph’s mother, Sally Howarth, is determined to make it happen. Her church, extended family and friends are pitching in, and she is researching grants, loans & scholarships. A donation fund is set up at Chase bank under “Joseph Howarth.” For more information call Noel Julian-Anker at (530) 527-4877.

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Look great on your special day!

Infant, Toddler, Preschool & After-School Programs

Lic. #455401406

Package of five private lessons scheduled at your convenience. We customize a dance to “your” song. Call for info & scheduling.

3490 Placer St. (at Buenaventura) • (530) 243-2225

Baby Ballet • Ballet • Contemporary Tap-n-Tumble • Hip-Hop • Jazzy Tap Ballroom • Toddler Boys Class Birthday Fairy Tea Parties

Kinetics Academy of Dance • 627 Broadway • Chico (Next to Tin Roof Bakery)

530.345.2505 • www.kineticsacademyofdance.com www.northstateparent.com • April 2013

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CHILDCARE & PRESCHOOL DIRECTORY

Parkside Preschool in Chico. Photos: Emily Hajec Photography. ©2013.

CHICO

Chico Montessori Children's House

814 Glenn St. • (530) 342-5518 www.chicomontessori.com S Ages: 3-5 yrs • Times: M-F 8:30am-4pm OR 5:30pm Montessori trained teachers for the development of the whole child. Emphasis on inner motivation, using the child's natural curiosity and delight in discovery. Sessions offered a.m and p.m. Lic# 045401420

KidsPark

2477 Forest Ave. • (530) 894-6800 www.kidspark.com DSM Ages: 2-12 yrs • Times: M-Th 8am-9pm Fri: 8am-11pm, sat 10am-11Pm, Sun 1pm-6pm Drop-in childcare center with everything kids love! Large, colorful indoor space with tons of room for play. Games, crafts & group activities in a nurturing environment. Affordable hourly rates. No reservation necessary. Lic# 045404701 / 045404702

Little Sprouts Preschool

15 Overland Ct. • (530) 345-0123 DSM Ages: 2-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7am-6pm ECO Green certified, offering gardening, nature walks, outdoor exploration, kindergarten readiness program, Zoo-phonics®, introduction to Spanish, French, sign language and fun! Lic# 045405784

Parkside Preschool & Daycare

1885 E. 8th St. • (530) 893-5139 www.parksidedaycare.com DSM Ages: Infant-12 yrs • Times: M-F, 6am-6pm Are you looking for loving and enriching childcare? Look no further! At Parkside we offer a “Junior Kindergarten” with credentialed teacher, yoga, gymnastics, gardening, park walks, Spanish, cooking, Zoo-phonics®, sign language for babies, and FUN! Come discover with us! Lic# 045405614

REDDING

ABC Childcare & Preschool

834 Lake Blvd. • (530) 246-3880 SM Ages: 0-9 yrs • Times: M-F, 24hrs. ABC is more than a safe place for your child to play – it's an environment in which your child can grow. Located 1 mile west of Raley's Shopping Center on Lake Blvd. Lic# 455402468

Bethel Christian Preschool

3500 Tamarack Rd. • (530)246-2065 www.bcsredding.org SM Ages: 3-4 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:45pm Providing our children with a uniquely spiritual philosophy allowing each child to develop his/ her full potential. Strong academic curriculum focusing on the whole child. Our caring and experienced staff is dedicated to every child’s learning experience. Lic# 451376572

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Child Gardens Educational Family Day Care

West Redding • (530) 247-1178 DSM Ages: 0-10 yrs • Times: M-F, 7am-6pm Child Gardens provides the perfect balance between a nurturing home day care and educational preschool. Our large, shady play yard and child-centered environment allow children to safely explore, create & joyfully spend their days learning through play. Credentialed teacher & experienced infant/toddler/preschool director. Teaching ABC's & 123's with TLC (and no TV). Find us on Facebook. Lic# 455406270

Columbia's Lion Cubs Preschool

10142 Old Oregon Trail • (530) 223-4070 x315 SM Ages: 2.5-6 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-6pm Our experienced, qualified and nurturing teachers provide for every aspect of your child's preschool experience. You don't need to be in the Columbia School District to attend. Offering full and half-day programs with small class sizes, hands-on learning, Kindergarten readiness, and activities in all areas of learning. Lic# 455403185

Country Christian Preschool

873 Canby Rd. • (530) 222-0675 S Ages: 3-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 8:30am-11:45am Our program offers students a safe environment for their first educational experience and teaches children that they are unique and valuable individuals. Lic# 455401909

Early Foundations Children’s Academy

1755 Airpark Dr. • (530) 243-7883 DSM Ages: 6 wks-12 yrs Times: M-F, 6:30am-6pm www.earlyfoundationsca.com Our environment allows children and staff to build a foundation that develops the whole child. Through our education programs, children have opportunities for choice, experimentation, creativity and problem solving. Our curriculum focuses on strengthening children’s emerging physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and language skills. Lic# 455406267, 455406268 & 455406269

Heather Ridge Infant Center & Preschool

820 Saint Marks St. • (530) 241-7226 www.heatherridgechildcare.com DSM Ages: 0-12 yrs • Times: M-F, 6:30am-6pm Private infant center offers Baby Sign and loving care in a large enriching environment. Full and part-time programs available. Our quality program incorporates Zoo-phonics® into thematic monthly curriculum. Enriched Pre-K program. Outstanding qualified staff. Large outdoor play area. After-school and summer school-age program available. Lic # 451372495

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Kids and Me Preschool

3695 Churn Creek Rd. • (530) 222-3525 www.reddingpreschools.com DSM Ages: 2-6 yrs •Times: M-F, 7am-5:30pm Quality preschool program in a happy, caring environment. Stimulating and comprehensive curriculum that will prepare your child for kindergarten. Clean facility and large outdoor play area in a park-like setting. Great rates and flexible scheduling options year round. Lic# 451373876

Lake Center Head Start

375 Lake Blvd., Ste. 200• (530) 510-4825 DSM Ages: 3-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm We offer children a strong start in life in an environment that fosters respect and a sense of trust. With parents as partners, we provide high-quality programming using a research-based curriculum in appealing, age-appropriate environments. Children develop the confidence they need for school success with the support of our skilled teachers and our holistic approach to children's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Lic# 455406084

Liberty Christian Preschool

3782 Churn Creek Rd. • (530) 222-2232 www.libertychristianredding.com S Ages: 2.9-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 8:30am-2:40pm Provides a Christian environment where children can learn and be nourished in Godly character. Basic readiness skills needed for success in kindergarten will be emphasized, along with the development of each child's physical, social, mental and spiritual needs. Lic # 451374213

Montessori Children’s House of Shady Oaks

1410 Victor Ave. • (530) 222-0355 www. shadyoaksmontessori.com DS Ages: 12 mos-K • Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm Education begins at birth, building skills that last a lifetime. Montessori helps children become life-long independent learners through purposeful play. We provide engaging hands-on activities that facilitate all aspects of development. Lic # 455405949/451373317

Redding Cooperative Preschool

658 Mary St. • (530) 241-4355 www.reddingcooppreschool.org S Ages: 2.9-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 9am-noon Celebrating 50+ years of parent participation and fun. The Co-op features hands-on science, art, motor skills, music and early literacy in a nurturing environment. Call to arrange a visit! Lic# 455401222

Secret Garden

118 Churn Creek Rd. • (530) 244-1891 www.secretgardenredding.com DSM Ages: 2-K • Times: M-F, 7:15am-6pm We offer excellent Pre-K phonics Hand Writing Without Tears® curriculum & Healthy programs. A full curriculum with cultural appreciation, farm animals & natural foods, in a home-like, loving atmosphere. Teachers with experience and degrees. Lic# 455405638

West Redding Preschool

3490 Placer St. • (530) 243-2225 www.westreddingpreschool.webs.com DSM Ages: 6 wks-12 yrs • Times: M-F, 6:30am-6pm A private accredited academic learning environment. Our focus is on math, science, language arts, music, circle-time and art. Lic# 455401406

YMCA Collaborative Preschools

Manzanita & Turtle Bay Elementary Schools (530) 246-9622 • www.sfymca.org S Ages: 2-5yrs • Times: M-F, 7am-6pm Offered in partnership with local schools. Providing convenient & safe environments designed to build school readiness, self-regulation & social skills. Pre-K, K-Readiness, yearround and school-year options. Site offerings vary, please call. Lic# 455406026 & 455406288

Munchkin University Infant Center & Preschool

2620 Railroad Ave. • (530) 241-8666 www. munchkinuniversity.com DSM Ages: Infant Center: 8 wks-2 yrs; Preschool: 2-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 6:30am-5:30pm At Munchkin University we believe that children need as many positive experiences as possible. Our amazing staff provides a great environment where each child is appropriately challenged and encouraged daily. Lic # 451374 213 & 451374 214

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In Chico, the upcoming Vinegar & Oil Concert features an impressive variety of music as the CSU, Chico Concert Band (vinegar) and Jazz II (oil) join forces. See the 17th (Butte County).

Don’t miss Seussical the Musical in Chico to experience the magical musical extravaganza that’s one of the most performed shows in America. This fun & encouraging tale of friendship, family & community raises funds to help families with critically ill children in our region. See the 26th and 27th (Butte County).

Students of Dunsmuir Elementary School will entertain parents and guests at the annual Open House and Children's Musical Presentation. It’s also a chance to meet the teachers, visit classrooms & tour the campus. See the 11th (Siskiyou County).

Run, walk, roll or stroll at the annual Poppy Walk and 5K Run in Chico. It’s a family-fun event held at beautiful Bidwell Park. See the 13th (Butte County).

GOING PLACES APRIL

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AUDITIONS

Dance Auditions: Alice In Wonderland; Redding. For ages 6-10. See the 13th.

CONTESTS

“Draw Your Mom” Contest; Siskiyou County. For kids up to age 12 who are residents of Siskyou Co. Four age categories win a $20 gift card to

Mt. Shasta Cinemas, a bouquet of flowers for their mom on Mother’s Day, & a newspaper subscription. Entries featured on the Mt. Shasta News website. Enter by 4/30; rules & instructions at mtshastanews.com.

EXHIBITS

Gowns To Gold Pans: 50 Years Of Redding’s Art & History; Redding. This collection of over 35,000 objects of Redding art & artifacts celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Redding Museum & Art Center. M-Sat., 9am-5pm & Sun, 10am-5pm; thru 5/5. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Nano: The Science of Small; Redding. Explore the teeny-weeny world of nanoscale science, engineering & technology. Includes hands-on activities. M-Sat, 9am-5pm & Sun, 10am-5pm; thru 6/2. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. The Parrot Playhouse: Lories!; Redding. Handfeed Australian lorikeets in every color of the rainbow in an aviary. M-Sat 9:30-11:45am & 1-5pm; Sun 10:30-11:45am & 1-5pm. Admission $1, includes one free nectar cup (plus park admission, $10-$14). Additional nectar cups $1. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Spring Exhibits At Gateway; Chico. Challenge mind & body! Test your physical abilities in “Sportsology” & your mental powers with “Brain Teasers 2.” Enjoy local art on display. All ages.

12-5pm W-Sun, thru 5/5. $3-$6, members & ages 2 & under free. Gateway Science Museum, 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121. Student Mona Lisa Exhibit; Mt. Shasta. View students’ works of art representing da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. All ages. 4/1-14, M-Sat, 10am-5pm. Free. The Gallery in Mount Shasta, 201 N Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-2334. Student Printmakers Exhibition & 11th Ink/Clay; Chico. Celebrate the best of student printmakers & ceramic artists in a juried show. Reception & awards ceremony 5pm on 5/2. All ages. M-F, 11am-4pm, 4/29-5/14. Free. Turner Print Museum, CSU, Chico, 400 West First St. (530)898-4476. Tiny Footprints: Insect Art; Redding. See bugthemed art of Pamela Cole, a life-long avocational entomologist. Unique watercolors, 3-D pieces, & “bionic” bugs inspired by toys. M-Sat., 9am5pm & Sun, 10am-5pm; thru 4/21. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. West Coast Biennial: Juried Art Exhibition; Redding. Features West Coast artists from four states. World-class painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture & mixed media. M-Sat, 9am-5pm & Sun, 10am-5pm; thru 5/5. Free w/ Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Youth Art Show: Contemporary Color & Shape; Redding. Enjoy the artistry of North State students as you view their delightful works inspired by Turtle Bay’s Famous Artist Portfolio program, offered to grades K-8 throughout Shasta County. M-Sat, 9am5pm & Sun, 10am-5pm; thru 4/13. Free w/Park

admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cover-To-Cover Book Club; Redding Library. Children ages 4-12 read 5 books & get a certificate for an In-N-Out Burger hamburger, up to three times, thru 4/13. Sign up at the library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. National Parks Free Entrance Days; Nation-wide. During National Park Week, April 22-26, all 398 of our national parks offer free admission, all week long. Visit the National Park Service website for info: www.nps.gov/npweek. Personalized Ranger-Led Nature Activities For Groups; Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Schedule your group of 15-30 for customized ranger-led group activities. Choose from hikes, gold panning, storytime & other educational activities. All ages. $5/vehicle day-use fee. (530)242-3451. Sports Programs & Leagues Registration Year-round Bowling Leagues: Youth & Family; Redding. Join anytime; 3 leagues: Jr/Adult Mixed: family fun on Mons, 6:30pm; $8.50/youth/3 games (includes shoes), $11/adults/3 games (+shoes if needed). Saturday Junior: for children who can swing a 6# ball; Sats, 11am; $10 reg fee then $8.50/child/3 games (includes shoes). Youth Instructional: Ages 7 & up; Weds, 3:30pm; $6/ child/teen/2 games (includes shoes). Shasta Lanes, 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773.

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MONDAY

April Fools’ Day

BUTTE COUNTY

After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Earth Clay. Each day participants ages 5-16 enjoy a different art activity in an environment designed to foster creativity. Taught by professional art instructor. M-Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Fri 2-5pm. $10/hr, pre-reg. CORE Homeschool Vendor. Progressive Schoolhouse, 2400 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)345-5665. Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Fun ongoing hands-on science enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Mondays, 10:30am. $4/hour w/class card; drop-in $6/hour; bring a snack. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6 thru adult. M/Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. Unlimited classes $75/mo. Approved vendor for CORE Butte & S. Sutter schools. Chico Shotokan Karate Martial Arts, 2155 Park Ave. Ste. B. (530)897-0326.

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Baby Bookworms; Redding Library. Children 6mo2½yrs & parent/caregiver enjoy story, fingerplays & playtime. Learn how early literacy activities build Developmental Assets. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:30-11:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Cooking At The Y; Redding. In this hands-on class children chop, measure, taste their creations & clean up - all part of the cooking experience. Ages 5-12. Mons, 3:30-4:30pm. $20/month (Y members $10), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Intro To Gymnastics For Girls; Redding. Girls learn vault, floor exercise, beam & uneven parallel bars. Ages 5-12, 6-7pm. $50/mo. Galaxy Gymnastics, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM.

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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES Drums Alive - Kids Beat Classes; Redding. Students use stability balls as drums to improve left & right brain pathways, increase focus & to integrate toning, flexibility & rhythmical flow. Ages 9-12. Mons, 3:304:30pm. $30/mo (Y members $10), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N Court St. (530)530.246.9622. Easter Horse Camp; Anderson. Children learn to tend to horses’ needs, as well as riding basics & teamwork, in a comfortable environment with indoor & outdoor arenas. Taught by authorized horse professionals. Ages 6 & up. April 1-5, 10am-2pm. $90/day or $400/week. NorCal Riding Stables & NorCal Trail Rides. (530)515-8958. High School Power Tumble; Redding. Utilizes rod floor, tumble-trak & trampoline to enhance tumbling skills for cheer & gymnastics. 7-8pm. $50/mo. G-Force Gymnastics, 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Enjoy a studio atmosphere where families share time together creating memories through painting on ceramics. $3/ages 18 & under, $5/adults. 11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Nano Days 2013: The Biggest Event For The Smallest Science; Redding. Nationwide festival about nanoscale science & engineering. Hands-on fun. “Nano: The Science of Small” exhibit, games, science experiments & cool demos. 10am-3pm, 4/1-5. Free w/ Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Monday Open Gyms; Redding. Practice your own skills, or have fun watching your child run, jump & tumble. Safe, supervised & fun gym with lots of room to play. 2 age sessions: “Tiny Tots” ages 0-7 (older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm, $5/child; Ages 12+: 6-7pm, $5/child. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Mini-me: parent/child gymnastics intro class, 1-3yrs, 4-4:45, $40/mo. Artistic Gymnastics Class: Fast-paced beginning class teaches basic gymnastics skills & terminology, ages 5-8, 4-5pm, $50/mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483.

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Spring Adventures Camp; Redding. Action-packed, week-long spring break program filled with imaginative activities. Challenges participants to create amazing crafts. Movie day, organized games & much more. Ages 6-12. 4/1-5, 7:30am-5:30pm. $118/5 days or $32/day; by pre-reg. Enterprise Community Room. (530)225-4095. Spring Break Sewing Camp; Redding. Ages 6+, for all levels of experience. Students learn basic machine sewing skills & complete projects. April 1-2 & 3-4: 10am-12pm or 2-4pm. $35/2-day camp or $60/4-day camp, plus supplies; pre-reg. Sew Fabulous Studio, 851 Commerce St. (530)221-1608. Teen Fashion Sewing Club; Redding. Students learn basic machine sewing skills to become a “Young Designer,” & complete 4 sewing projects. Ages 11-16. Mondays, 3:45-5:45pm. $60/session + materials; prereg. Sew Fabulous Studio (formerly The Fabulous Fabric Shop), 851 Commerce St. (530)221-1608. YMCA Spring Break Camp; Redding. Child care for school-age children ages 5-14. Fun activities & snacks. Bring lunch. 7am-6pm. 4/1-5 & 4/8, full-day or half-day. Boulder Creek Elementary School. Pre-reg/info: Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Youth Swim Lessons; Redding. Kids learn swimming fundamentals, build self-confidence & make friends. All levels. Ages 2-12. 4/1-5, 30-minute classes, morning, afternoon & evening sessions. $30 ($20 Y member); must pre-register. Shasta Family YMCA, 155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic, fun activity for boys & girls in modern facility. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun 10am-12pm. $50/mo; free trial. Convenient location. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts Program, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2024. Opening Reception: Mona Lisa Exhibit, Mt. Shasta. View the works of art students & decide which representation of the famous Mona Lisa resembles the

original da Vinci painting. All ages. 5-7pm. Exhibit runs 4/1-14. Free. The Gallery in Mount Shasta, 201 N Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-2334. Open Play & Parent Social; Mt. Shasta. Little ones with their caregivers can explore & play in a creative environment, using available materials that support literacy, music, creativity, movement & fun! Mons, 10:30am-12pm. Free. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Preschool Storytime; McCloud. Features stories, healthy food tasting, & crafts. 10-11am. Free. McCloud Elementary School Library. (530)964-3250. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Dynamic, modern activity program for children to develop coordination, flexibility, strength, basic martial arts skills & good manners. Ages 4+. Free trial. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. $50/mo. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts Program, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2024..

TEHAMA COUNTY

Animal Camp For Kids; Red Bluff. Learn about different animals while playing games & making crafts. Includes visits from local groups with animals! Ages 5-12. April 1-5, 7:30am-5:30pm. $13/full day, $7/ half day, pre-reg. Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S Jackson St. (530)527-8181.

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TUESDAY

World Autism Awareness Day

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Art Activities: For Kids At The Turner; Chico. Hands-on art activities led by CSU, Chico Art Education faculty & students. For kids interested in art, grades 1-12. Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm, thru 5/14. Free, join anytime by pre-reg. The Turner Museum, 400 West 1st St. (530)898-4476. Beginning Sign Language Class; Paradise. Learn & continue to build your American Sign Language Skills. 11:30-1:30pm. All ages welcome. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320.


GOING PLACES APRIL Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Calming Your Crying Baby. Parents w/babies 0-3mos learn current info to promote infant wellness & safety. Make friends in a supportive environment. 10:30am-12pm. Free if you delivered at Enloe; or $15/class. Enloe’s Mother & Baby Education Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite 120. (530)332-3970. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra cheerleading skills practice, or prepare to be an All Star. Learn tumbling skills, jumps, motions & flexibility. For all ages & abilities. $55/mo or $15/class. T/Th, 3:30-5pm. Chico Cheer All Stars Gym, 13306 Cabin Hollow Ct., Suite #120. (530)894-CCAS. Games & Puzzles! Toddler Activities; Chico. Handson enrichment activities involving games & puzzles for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Weekly on Tues, 10:30am. $4/hr w/class card, drop-in $6/hr; bring snack. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Gemstone Bead Design Workshop: Necklaces; Paradise. Learn multiple necklaces designing stringing & chain linking. 4/2-3, 10am-12pm. $20 + materials fee determined as used in class; pre-reg. Contact instructor for info: (530)877-7374; reg at Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway. (530)872-6393. Homework Help; Chico. For grades 1-8. Tues/Wed, 3-5pm. Free. Call for info. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2726. On The Verge Play; Chico. Joyfully feminist & masterpiece of rhythm & word, this barebones production follows three Victorian lady adventurers as they spin through time travel. All ages. 7:30pm. Wismer Theatre, 400 W 1st. St. (530)898-5739. On The Verge Play; Chico. Joyfully feminist & masterpiece of rhythm & word, this barebones production follows three Victorian lady adventurers as they time travel. All ages. 7:30pm. Wismer Theatre, 400 W 1st. St. (530)898-5739. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional drawing & painting lessons in a

fun & supportive atmosphere. Basic–advanced skills taught by instructor Janet Lombardi Blixt. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. $25/class, by pre-reg. Chico Art School, 336 Broadway, Ste. 20. (530)570-3895. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Teens; Chico. Learn basic–advanced skills of drawing & painting from artist Janet Lombardi Blixt. Year-round lessons; fun, supportive atmosphere. Tues 6-7:30pm & Sat 10am. $25/class, by pre-reg. Chico Art School, 336 Broadway, Ste. 20. (530)570-3895. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library; Stories, songs & crafts for ages 3-5. 10am & 11am. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Earth Clay. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. M-Th, 3:30-5:30 pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Anderson Teen Center offers tutoring, computer & internet access, & activities such as cooking, dance, or yoga class for teenagers. Parents & teenagers are encouraged to stop by & visit. Grades 7-12. Open Tu/ Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:30-6:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. Free. 2889 East Center St. (530)365-9021. Barracuda Swim Club; Redding. Prepare your teen for high school swim team with fundamentals of competitive swimming. Includes racing turns & dives, stroke refinement & physical conditioning. Grades 8-12. T/Th, 3:45-5:15pm. $45/mo ($30 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Chess Group; Redding. Whether you want to learn or practice, enjoy playing games of chess while instructors observe, give advice & facilitate the fun. Ages youth & adult. Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Free (open to all). Shasta

At Chico Art School, instructor Janet Lombardi Blixt offers Painting & Drawing Lessons for Homeschoolers in a creative and supportive studio environment. See Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (Butte County). She also offers Painting & Drawing Lessons For Teens, See Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Freerun/Parkour & Tumble-Fun Classes; Redding. Freerun/Parkour: Practice your urban free-run skills in a fully matted gym. Learn to flip, twist & run-out over obstacles, ages 8+, 6-7pm. $50/mo. Tumble-Fun: Fun & fast-paced beginning gymnastics class, learn basic skills & terminology, ages 6+, 4-5pm, $50/mo. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center, 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483.

Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Little ones ages 5 & under have a blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. $4/child; under age 4 play with adult. 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Programs; Redding. Junior Tumbling: Basic tumbling on a foam-padded spring floor - learn cartwheels to round-offs, ages

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GOING PLACES APRIL Spring Adventures Camp; Redding. Action-packed, week-long spring break program for ages 6-12. 4/1-5, 7:30am-5:30pm. Daily or weekly rates. See the 1st. YMCA Spring Break Camp; Redding. For ages 5-14. Fun activities & snacks. 7am-6pm. 4/1-5 & 4/8, fullday or half-day. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Families are welcome to dance, sing, learn to play ukuleles & more at Kindermusik and Ukulele with Lyra classes in Redding. See Thursdays (Shasta County). Photo: Students warm-up with recorders before playing ukuleles. By Lyra Josefsson.

6 -12, 6:45-7:45pm. Little Stars: Games, obstacle courses & more promote muscle development, memory, attention span & comprehension, ages 3½4yrs, 5-5:45pm. Classes $43/mo. Galaxy Gymnastics, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Members of the Shasta Genealogy Society assist with family history questions & research. Tue, 10am-12pm. Free. Drop-in okay. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Gettin’ Crafty; Redding. Hands-on class where children ages 5-12 explore new interests & passions, & express their creativity as they glue, cut, paint, mold & learn to clean up too. Tues, 3:30-4:30pm. $20/mo ($10 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. G-Force Gymnastics Tues Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5): intro to tumbling & trampolines; learn safety, basic skills & social interaction, 4-4:45pm, $45/mo. Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), intro to trampoline & tumbling with a focus on strength, nutrition & fun skills for exercise, 4-5pm, $50/mo. Urban Flips (age 10+), free-run/parkour for beg-adv athletes, 7-8pm, $50/mo. 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831. Guitar Hero; Redding Library. Kids can rock out on a virtual stage playing guitar in this music video game. Geared for teens, but all kids welcome. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Kids After-School Sewing Camp; Redding. In a 4-week format, students learn basic machine sewing skills to become a “Young Designer”! Participants complete 4 projects. Ages 6-10. Weekly; choose Tue, Wed or Thu, 3:30-5:30pm. $60/session + materials; pre-reg. Sew Fabulous Studio (formerly The Fabulous Fabric Shop), 851 Commerce St. (530)221-1608. Lil’ Chefs; Redding. Fun & educational cooking experience for children ages 3-5, who learn about cooperation, directions, shapes, sensory exploration, fine motor skills & more. Tues, 9-10am. $20/mo ($10 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Movin’ & Groovin’ Classes; Shasta Lake City. Free classes for ages 2.5-5yrs & their caregivers. Have fun while learning about the benefits of dance & music, including rhythm, dance rhyming & just plain silliness! 11-11:45am. LIFE Center, 4440 Shasta Dam Blvd. (530)229-5124. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. Fun family night: all-you-can-eat pizza, salad & twists, board games, coloring, face painting & balloons. 6-8pm. $7.49/adults, $4.99/ages 6-10, Kids under 5 free. Round Table Pizza, 900 Dana Dr. (530)223-1975. Triple P Parenting Classes; Redding. Six-week parenting education program. Includes free childcare, food & a chance to win a weekly prize. Ages 0-12. 4/2-5/7, 5:30-6:30. Free, by pre-reg. Parent Partner Program, 100 E. Cypress Ave., Ste. 100. (530)242-2020.

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Youth Karate; Redding. Children ages 6-12 increase their skills & self-confidence in this intermediate/ advanced class. Includes punches, kicks & blocks. Tu or Th, 6:30-7:30pm. $40/mo ($15 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Easter Horse Camp; Anderson. Children learn to tend to horses’ needs, as well as riding basics & teamwork. 4/1-5, 10am-2pm, drop-ins okay. See the 1st. Nano Days 2013: The Biggest Event For The Smallest Science; Redding. Nationwide festival about nanoscale science & engineering, 4/1-5, 10am-4pm. See the 1st.

Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. Intro class focuses on the initial steps, technique & styling of the full range of ballroom dances. Fun & easy class for all ages. 6:45-7:45pm. $7/drop-in; $5/with class card (Wellness Center members $20/8 classes). Mt. Shasta Wellness Center, 633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-6010. Busy Bees Sewing Club; Mt Shasta. Children ages 4-6 create projects designed to develop eye-hand coordination & fine motor skills. Projects include picture sewing cards, finger puppets, finger knitting & exploration of other creative materials. Great for preschools or homeschoolers. $5/class. 1-2pm. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mt. Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)239-4320. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Need assistance with Cal-Fresh? McCloud Community Resource Center can help. Get nutrition tips. Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. T/Th, 10-12am. Free. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. Kids Aikido Class; Mt. Shasta. Kids learn to focus & center their energies while having fun tumbling on a soft mat. Learn to resolve conflict & coordinate movement with others. Playful setting. Ages 6-12. Tuesdays, 5:15-6pm. $30/mo; $10/drop-in; 1st class free. Lower Lodge, Mt. Shasta City Park, 1315 Nixon Rd. (530)918-9165. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Children get creative aboard a school bus converted to an art studio! Ages 9 & up (or younger w/parent) paint, make prints, & work with clay, collage & more. Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm (except school holidays). Free. Siskiyou Arts

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Bus, east side of Mount Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)859-2309. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

School Readiness Playgroup; Los Molinos. Fun & educational playgroup for ages birth-5yrs. Explore with arts, crafts, books, rhymes, songs & outdoor activities. Ages birth-5yrs. Tues, 10-11:30am. Free. First Steps Family Resource Center, 7700 Stanford Ave. (530)384-7833. Animal Camp For Kids; Red Bluff. Learn about different animals while playing games & making crafts. Ages 5-12. April 1-5, 7:30am-5:30pm, full- & half-day options. See the 1st.

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Animal Illustration Classes: Paradise. Create realistic black & white drawings of your favorite animals using pencil & charcoal. Learn about layering, textures of fur, feathers & scales, contrast, shading, shadows & reflections to maximize 3-D characteristics. Ages 10yrs-adults. Weds, 3:305:30pm, 4/3-24. $30, call for supply list.Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway. (530)872-6393. Babies Love Books; Chico. Share stories, songs & bounces with your little one, 0-18mos. A great bonding activity that promotes literacy & infant development. Two sessions: 9:30am & 10:30am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Children’s Storytime; Oroville. Enjoy songs, stories, music & craft activities. Ages 3-5. 11am-12pm. Free. Oroville Library Meeting Room, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Junior Paradise Friends Of The Library; Paradise. Ages 12-17 in the Paradise area are invited to join the JPFOL group to help plan programs & activities & decide what books to buy for the library. Earn volunteer hours. 1st Wed, 4-5pm. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Pencils & Scissors! Toddler Activities; Chico. Handson enrichment activities using pencils & scissors, for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Weds, 10:30am. $4/ hr w/class card; drop-in $6/hr; bring snack. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come enjoy special stories. All ages welcome. 11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Storyworld! Book Club; Chico. Book Club for ages under 12 years. Wed, 3:30pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2726. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Earth Clay. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. M-Th, 3:30-5:30 pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. On The Verge Play; Chico. A masterpiece of rhythm & word, this barebones production follows three Victorian lady adventurers as they time travel. All ages. 7:30pm. See the 2nd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd.

SHASTA COUNTY

Basketball Camp; Redding. For Boys & girls, grades 3-8, all skill levels. Develop skills in shooting, passing, dribbling, ball handling, defense & team play. 4/3 & 4/4, 1-5:30pm. $50, pre-reg. Turtle Bay School Gym, 1330 Arboretum Dr. (530)225-4095. Competitive RC Racing; Redding. Competitive racing for RC racing enthusiasts. Race cars are electric, so no fumes. Race events rotate weekly between “Oval” & “Off-Road.” Ages 10+. Weds, 6-9pm. $12/with personal RC car; $25/rent and race. Jeter’s Playground, 1501 Market St. (530)275-5870. Discipline That Works; Redding. Free program for fathers, mothers & all adults taking care of children. Parents help parents in an informal group setting by sharing ideas, information & support. All ages welcome, free professional childcare offered. Weds, 6-7:30pm,year-round. Free, drop-in okay. Lassen View Elementary, 705 Loma Vista Dr. (530)225-0350.


GOING PLACES APRIL Drop-in Youth Basketball Open Gym; Anderson. Free, supervised program open to youth grades 6-12. W, 6:30-8:30pm, thru 5/29. Anderson Middle School, 1646 Ferry St. (530)378-6656. Extended Hours At Jeter’s; Redding. Jeter’s Playground has extended hours during spring break, offering more time to bounce, golf, race & play in the arcade, plus enjoy great food. All ages. W/Th, 11am9pm & Fri, 11am-10pm. Prices are by activity. Jeter’s Playground, 1501 Market St. (530)275-5870. Families Honoring Our Troops; Redding. Action & support group works on projects to honor our troops. All welcome. 6pm. IHOP Restaurant, Hilltop Dr. (530)241-6095. Family Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. Families create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school activity. $4/family. Weds,11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. G-Force Gymnastics Wed Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5): intro to tumbling & trampolines; learn safety, basic skills & social interaction, 6-6:45pm, $45/mo. Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), intro to trampoline & tumbling with a focus on strength, nutrition & fun skills for exercise, 6-7pm, $50/mo. Middle school power tumble enhances skills for cheer & gymnastics; 7-8pm $50/mo. 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn how to research records to find your family history with assistance from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. W/Sat 1-4pm. Free. Drop-in okay. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Japanese For Beginners; Redding. Teen & adults learn the basics of Japanese & explore the culture. Designed for the beginner, learn basic Japanese phrases & develop a familiarity with the Hiragana alphabet. Weds, 3/6-4/10, 5:30-6:30pm. $63/session, pre-reg. Caldwell Recreation Center. (530)225-4095. Lil’ Cheer Stars Class; Redding. Kids ages 3-5 learn jumps, cheers, tumbling & cheering using pom poms. Weds, 6-6:45pm. $45/mo, start anytime. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Little Bounce Hoop Camp; Redding. For boys & girls, ages 4-7 with limited experience in organized sports. Includes basketball fundamentals, fun games & competitions. 4/3 & 4/44, 8:30am-12:30pm. $50, pre-reg. Turtle Bay School Gym, 1330 Arboretum Dr. (530)225-4095. Movie Mania; Redding Library. Free family movie & popcorn in the library’s Storytelling Arena. Features wonderful children’s titles, most rated G, some PG. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Music & Me; Redding. “Parent & me”-style class designed to promote basic music skills in preschool children, through music & movement activities. Ages 1-5. Weds, 9-10am. $20/mo (Y Members $10/ mo), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Kindergym: Intro to gymnastics equipment & fun social interaction; ages 3-5, 6-6:45pm, $40/mo. Artistic Gymnastics classes for boys & girls: learn floor, bars, beam & vault, & trampoline; ages 4-12yrs, 3 hourly classes between 4-7pm, $50/mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Come join the fun, with stories, songs, & games too! 11:30am-12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818. Spring Break Sewing Camp; Redding. Ages 6+, for all levels of experience. Students learn basic machine sewing skills & complete projects. April 1-2 & 3-4: 10am-12pm or 2-4pm. $35/2-day camp or $60/4-day camp, plus supplies; pre-reg. Sew Fabulous Studio (formerly The Fabulous Fabric Shop), 851 Commerce St. (530)221-1608. Storytime With Paul & Sarah; Redding. Monthly storytime with musical guest Paul, & storyteller Sarah Beck. Fun for all ages. 10am. Barnes & Noble, 1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Easter Horse Camp; Anderson. Children learn to tend to horses’ needs, as well as riding basics & teamwork. 4/1-5, 10am-2pm, drop-ins okay. See the 1st.

Nano Days 2013: The Biggest Event For The Smallest Science; Redding. Nationwide festival about nanoscale science & engineering, 4/1-5, 10am-4pm. See the 1st. Kids After-School Sewing Camp; Redding. 4-week class series where students learn basic machine sewing skills & complete 4 projects. Ages 6-10. Choose Tue, Wed or Thu, 3:30-5:30pm. See the 2nd. Spring Adventures Camp; Redding. Action-packed, week-long spring break program for ages 6-12. 4/1-5, 7:30am-5:30pm. Daily or weekly rates. See the 1st. YMCA Spring Break Camp; Redding. For ages 5-14. Fun activities & snacks. 7am-6pm. 4/1-5 & 4/8, fullday or half-day. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art As Therapy; Mt. Shasta. Experience the therapeutic nature of arts & crafts using a variety of media. This session will be recorded for TV. For adults. 4-6pm. Free, pre-reg so materials can be prepared for you. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. Fun, supportive environment. Learn the smooth & the Latin dances, how to lead or follow, & develop technique. Solo dancers welcome. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. $7/class; $20/4 classes; Wellness Center members $20/8 classes. School Hill Wellness Center, 778 S. Davis St. (415)215-2652. Ballroom Dance For Parkinson’s & Dementia; Mt. Shasta. Ballroom dance has been found to relieve & in some cases reverse the impact of Parkinson’s (and Alzheimer’s) on the body. Develop dance skills & have fun! Open to people with other challenges too. 121pm. $5. Mt. Shasta Wellness Center, 633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-6010. Children’s Book Club; Mt. Shasta. Children discuss books, create art, write & more in related activities. Ages 12 & up. Weds, 3:15-4:15pm. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031. Jewelry Making, Mt. Shasta. Learn how to make jewelry using various methods of stringing, connecting & assembling. For adults. Mons, 5:30-8:30pm. $50/4 weekly sessions, pre-reg. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 0-5 enjoy fun stories & sing along to live music. Last Wed each month includes puppet show! An adult must accompany young children. 10:30am. Mt. Shasta Community Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031. Storytime at Dunsmuir Library; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages (infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:304:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Yoga For Toddlers; McCloud. Parent-toddler class teaches parents how to stretch & exercise with their babies. Weds, 10-11am. Free. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Animal Camp For Kids; Red Bluff. Learn about different animals while playing games & making crafts. Ages 5-12. April 1-5, 7:30am-5:30pm, full- & half-day options. See the 1st.

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After-School Storytime; Chico. Stories & craft for ages 6-9yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Caregiver Self-Care & Resource Training; Chico. For those caring for someone else’s child or children. Facilitated group offers support, resources, & training for better self-care. 11am-1pm. Butte College Foster/ Kinship Care Ed Center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)897-6235. Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. Playgroup & support network for homeschooling & unschooling children & parents. Independent & inclusive - all homeschoolers/all ages welcome! 1-4pm. Free. Call for current location & group info. (530)228-7078.

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GOING PLACES APRIL Creative Art Activities! Preschool Time; Chico. Ongoing hands-on art activities designed for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Weekly on Thurs, 10:30am. $4/hr w/class card, drop-in $6/hr; bring snack. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market; Chico. Certified farmers market featuring fresh produce, cut flowers, delicious food, arts & crafts, & more. Tonight’s entertainment: Fusion Dance Co. from Hype Dance, Gravybrain, Bob McDaniel, Jeff Pershing (solo), balloon clown, juggler & more. 6-9pm. Broadway at 2nd & 5th Sts. (530)345-6500. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For those who love to knit & crochet – bring your projects. All ages.12pm. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Infant & Toddler Storytime; Paradise. Songs, story & music for little ones ages 0-3. 10am. Free. Paradise Branch Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly group for mothers offering support on a wide variety of parenting topics. Children welcome. 10:30am-12pm. Free. Paradise Community Church of the Nazarene, 311 Circlewood Ln. (530)876-2518. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Earth Clay. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. M-Th, 3:30-5:30 pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 2nd. On The Verge Play; Chico. A masterpiece of rhythm & word, this barebones production follows three Victorian lady adventurers as they time travel. All ages. 7:30pm. See the 2nd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES Extended Hours At Jeter’s; Redding. Jeter’s Playground has extended hours during spring break, offering more time to bounce, golf, race & play in the arcade, plus enjoy great food. All ages. W/Th, 11am9pm & Fri, 11am-10pm. Prices are by activity. Jeter’s Playground, 1501 Market St. (530)275-5870. Family & Novice Race Night: Learn To Race; Redding. Learn to race RC cars with instruction from RC specialists. Beat your times! Bring family & friends & enjoy an evening of fun, with discounts on all activities & food. Th, 3-9pm. Free entry; costs varies per activity. Jeter’s Playground, 1501 Market St. (530)275-5870. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Little ones ages 5 & under have a blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. $4/child; under age 4 play with adult. 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. G-Force Gymnastics Thurs Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5): intro to tumbling & trampolines; learn safety, basic skills & social interaction, 4-4:45pm, $45/mo. Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), intro to trampoline & tumbling with a focus on strength, nutrition & fun skills for exercise, 4-5pm, $50/mo. 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831.

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Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. Students ages 4 & up learn to take instruction, develop self-control, improve balance & coordination, & become physically fit, all while having fun. 2 age groups: 4-8yrs (5:306:15pm) & 9yrs & up (6:15-7pm). $25/mo, drop-in okay. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656. Little Explorers: Frogs; Redding. Celebrate Frog Month! Activities & stories for ages 2-5 & their caregivers. Presented by Bruce, Michelle, Rachael, Ryan & Thomas Lutz. 10am. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Little Movers & Shakers; Redding Library. Themed interactive parent-child class for ages 3-5. Stories, music, movement & healthy snacks. Two sessions: 10am & 11am. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers); Redding. Meet other moms to celebrate the joys, be encouraged through the challenges, & learn to be creative with raising your preschooler. Food, fun & childcare to allow connection! Ages pregnancy-kindergarten. 9-11am. $5, + $24/annual fee, some scholarships. 1st time free. Redding First Church of the Nazarene, 2225 Bechelli Ln. (530)365-8977.

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“Accelerate” Youth Leadership Group; Redding. High school students discover & develop the leader within, equip themselves with practical leadership skills, & connect with people & resources in the community. Thurs, 4-6pm thru April. $35. (Y Members $30). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Anderson Farmers Market; Anderson. Farm-fresh produce & handmade crafts & goods. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine! Shasta Outlets, 1699 Hwy 273. (530)357-4314. Anderson Library Storytime. Children of all ages enjoy stories, a craft, music & stickers. 3:30pm. Free. 3200 W. Center St. (530)365-7685. Art & Craft Adventures; Redding. Inspire your child’s imagination & self-expression with hands-on art activities for ages 2-5. Painting, drawing, collage & more; encourages confidence & supports artistic potential. Th, 9-10am. $20/mo ($10 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Barracuda Swim Club; Redding. Teens prepare for high school swim teams with fundamentals of competitive swimming, including racing turns & dives, stroke refinement & physical conditioning. Grades 8-12. T/Th, 3:45-5:15pm. $45/mo ($30 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Bereaved Parents Support Group; Redding. For parents or grandparents grieving the death of a child of any age. 1st & 3rd Th, 7-8:30pm. Free, drop-in okay. Mercy Medical Center Board Room, 2175 Rosaline Ave. (530)245-4070. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. Family fun. All bikes, categories & ages welcome. Held Tues (ribbons awarded) & Fri (trophies to top 3 riders per each class). Reg & practice 6-7pm, races follow (weather permitting). $5/Tues; $10/Fri. Margaret Polf Park, Shasta Dam Blvd. (530)209-4198. Children & Teens Grief Support Groups; Redding. For children grieving any death loss. Co-facilitated by professional counselors. Separate groups for ages 6-12yrs, 13-18yrs & parents/grandparents. Info: (530)245-4070.

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Movin’ & Groovin’ Classes; Anderson. Free classes for ages 2.5-5yrs & their caregivers. Have fun while learning about the benefits of dance & music, including rhythm, dance rhyming & just plain silliness! 1111:45am. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530)229-5124. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Kindergym: Intro to all equipment & a fun social experience, ages 3-5, 4-4:45pm, $40/mo. Artists gymnastics (boys & girls): Fast-paced beginning class teaches basic gymnastics skills & terminology, ages 5-8. 4-5pm, $50/mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Thursday Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 0-7: “Tiny Tots”: 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 5-6pm. Children run, jump & tumble in a safe, supervised & fun environment. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-5 must be supervised by adult, siblings welcome. $5/child (adult free). Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center, 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Thankful Thursday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Bring in a non-perishable food item for charity & your ceramics painting studio fee is free. 11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Thriving Thursdays; Redding Library. Crafts & interactive games for school age children. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Tumbling Class; Anderson. Children develop flexibility, coordination, balance & strength through tumbling exercises. Ages 4-8. 5:30-6:15pm. $20/mo; $5/dropin. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656. Kindermusik & Ukulele With Lyra; Redding. Families are welcome to dance, sing, enjoy pitch & rhythm activities together, & have a ukulele lesson/play along. Th, 7-7:45pm, thru 5/24. $5/family, pre-reg required, bring your own ukuleles. St. Nicholas Church, 880 Commerce St. (530)355-4747. YogaFit For Teens; Anderson. For grades 7-12. A practical style of yoga that is accessible, understandable & doable for any fitness level. Relaxing, energizing & fun. Th, 5-6pm, drop in welcome. Free. Anderson Teen Center, 2889 East Center St. (530)365-9021. Youth Karate; Redding. Children ages 6-12 increase their skills & self-confidence in this intermediate/ advanced class. Includes punches, kicks & blocks. Tu or Th, 6:30-7:30pm. $40/mo ($15 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Easter Horse Camp; Anderson. Children learn to tend to horses’ needs, as well as riding basics & teamwork. 4/1-5, 10am-2pm, drop-ins okay. See the 1st. Kids After-School Sewing Camp; Redding. 4-week class series where students learn basic machine sewing skills & complete 4 projects. Ages 6-10. Choose Tue, Wed or Thu, 3:30-5:30pm. See the 2nd. Nano Days 2013: The Biggest Event For The Smallest Science; Redding. Nationwide festival about nanoscale science & engineering, 4/1-5, 10am-4pm. See the 1st. Spring Adventures Camp; Redding. Action-packed program for ages 6-12. 4/1-5, 7:30am-5:30pm. Daily or weekly rates. See the 1st. YMCA Spring Break Camp; Redding. For ages 5-14. Fun activities. 7am-6pm. 4/1-5 & 4/8, full-day or halfday. See the 1st.

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Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. Learn the smooth & the Latin dances, & how to lead or follow. Fun, supportive environment. Develop technique & skills. Solo dancers welcome. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm $7/class; $20/4 classes. Wellness Center members $20/8 classes. Mt. Shasta Wellness Center, 633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-6010. Nurturing Skills: Make Parenting a Joy!; McCloud. In this 7-week class series, learn parenting skills & techniques, get tips & resources, & share & have fun with other parents & families. Includes dinner & childcare. Th, 4/4-5/16, 5-7pm. Free, must prereg. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Avenue (530)964-3250.


GOING PLACES APRIL Reading Readiness Program; Mt. Shasta. The library’s newest program! This half-hour parentwith-child (ages 3-6) interactive class with Truely Hutchinson presents stories, poems, music & activities designed to inspire & develop pre-reading skills. Th, 10:30am. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Children get creative aboard a school bus converted to an art studio! Ages 9 & up (or younger w/parent) paint, make prints, & work with clay, collage & more. Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm (except school holidays). Free. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mount Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)859-2309. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline class/studio sessions for all ages & skill levels, taught by Anastasia Nelson; includes time to work on personal projects. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. $20/drop in (space allowing) or pre-reg $45/3-classes; includes materials. Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut St. (530)529-1332. School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Fun & educational playgroup for ages birth-5yrs. Explore with arts, crafts, books, rhymes, songs & outdoor activities. Ages birth-5yrs. Th, 10-11:30am, thru Oct. Free. Corning Family Resource Center, 1488 South St. (530)384-7833. Animal Camp For Kids; Red Bluff. Learn about different animals while playing games & making crafts. Ages 5-12. April 1-5, 7:30am-5:30pm, full- & half-day options. See the 1st.

The Sweet Repeats Kids' Consignment Sale in Chico offers North State families a great way to buy & sell high-quality, gently-used items for children and moms to be. See the 19th and 20th (Butte County).

After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Earth Clay. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. M-Th 3:30-5:30 pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st.

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Baby Play & Learn Class; Redding. “Play & learn”style class where moms, dads & caregivers learn parenting skills, connect with resources, make friends & enjoy special time with their babies. Instructor-led. Ages birth-12mos. Free, must pre-reg. Fri, 10:3011:30am. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

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Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. Offers fresh produce & may include (varies weekly) children’s activities, community garden exchange & health forum info. Cal Fresh EBT accepted. 2-5:30pm, year-round. Community Park, 1010 Cleveland Ave (next to Chapman School). (530)5920889. Family Swim; Chico. Everyone’s invited to swim in a great indoor facility. Parent supervision required. All ages; under 3yrs must wear special swim diapers. 5-8pm. $2/person. Chico WaterSprites, 2280 Ivy St. Suite 110. (530)342-2999. Fantastic Friday Playgroup; Chico. An entire gym is open for play! Adult stays with children while they play, max 2 kids per 1 adult. Ages walking-5yrs. 10-12pm. $10 (Members $5), +$1 siblings. Athletic Horizons, 415 Otterson Dr. (530)893-4967. Keeping Dance Alive!; Chico. Celebrates the diversity of dance, from ballet to hip-hop, modern jazz to belly dance, Irish, contemporary & much more! Colorful & upbeat show featuring the talents of the North Valley’s finest dancers, choreographers & musicians. All ages. 7:30pm. $14-18. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. Kids In Motion-Kids’ Night Out; Chico. Themed night of crafts, food & fun for kids. Ages: must be potty trained. 6-9:30pm. $18/child, sibling discount; must pre-reg. In Motion Fitness, 1293 E. 1st Ave. (530)895-5437. La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group; Chico. La Leche League offers mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding. Children welcome. 1011:30am. Free. Meet in the nursery at Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 208 West First St. (530)591-9191. Nature & Me Pre-School Class; Chico. Hands-on activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Explore the world of nature with zoology, botany, geography & history. 10:30am. $4/hr w/class card, drop-in $6/hr; bring snack. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. On The Verge Play; Chico. A masterpiece of rhythm & word, this barebones production follows three Victorian

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lady adventurers as they time travel. All ages. 7:30pm. See the 2nd. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. Come sing, dance, read & play. Call for new times. Free, prereg encouraged. Rowell Family Empowerment of N. CA, 3075 Cohasset Rd., #2. (530)899-8801. Stories, Songs & Crafts At Paradise Library; Bring little ones ages 3-5 to enjoy stories & craft making, & songs too! 11-11:45am. 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Teen Night At Cal Skate; Chico. Skate with friends. Special themes. All ages. 5 sessions: 7-9pm, $5.75; 7-9:30pm, $6.25; 7:30-9:30, $5.75, 8-10:30pm, $6.25, 8:30-10:30, $5.75. Skate rental additional $2$3. 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. The Droswsy Chaperone Musical; Oroville. This parody of 1920s American musical comedy is performed in celebration of the State Theatre’s 85th birthday. All ticket sale proceeds help purchase a new sound system for the theater. All ages. 7:30pm. $15. Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St. (530)532-0346. “The Knack” Family Crafting Event; Chico. Bring your child for a fun hands-on craft experience. Ages 3 & up, must be supervised by adult. 4-6pm. Free. Michael’s arts & crafts stores, 2 Chico locations: 801 East Ave., (530)342-4191 & 2041 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. (530)343-1864. Toddler Fun! Playtime; Chico. Ongoing child-led hands-on fun for toddlers & their caregivers. Be the teacher while following your child’s lead. M-F, 10am-5pm! $4/hr w/class card, drop-in $6/hr; bring snack. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Toddler Storytimes; Chico. Stories, songs & action rhymes for ages 3 & under. Two sessions: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Black-light bowling with good music. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. $16/person/3hrs, includes shoes; or $5/game + $2.50/shoe rental. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257.

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Extended Hours At Jeter’s; Redding. Jeter’s Playground has extended hours during spring break, offering more time to bounce, golf, race & play in the arcade, plus enjoy great food. All ages. W/Th, 11am9pm & Fri, 11am-10pm. Prices are by activity. Jeter’s Playground, 1501 Market St. (530)275-5870. Family Fun Night At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Rent a lane & bring family & friends for a night of bowling fun! 6:30-8:30pm. $50/lane (for up to 8 people), includes shoes, 1 large pizza & pitcher of soda. 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. Great night of family fun & healthy exercise featuring old-school music of the 70s & 80s. Safe & supervised. All ages. 7:30-10:30pm. $5, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3900. Fire: Friend Or Foe; Redding. Exciting evening features interactive stations to learn about tools used in fire management, lessons learned from the Reading Fire, the wilderness in Lassen Park, the Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration Project, & much more. 7-8:30pm. Free. Turtle Bay Museum, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Frolickin’ Frogs Mommy & Me Tumbling Class; Redding. Child-adult participation class. Each child’s natural curiosity & developmental level takes precedence as structure is introduced. Includes music, listening games & obstacle courses. Ages 18-30mos. 1010:45am. $15/reg + $40/mo; 1st class free. Learning in Motion Preschool, 2174 Pine St. (530)246-1842. Intro To Gymnastics For Boys; Redding. Boys ages 5-12yrs learn basic skills while enjoying games, fun & action! Teaches vault, floor, pommel, parallel bars, high bar & rings. 5-6pm. $50/4 weekly classes. Galaxy Gymnastics, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Kids have fun painting from 11-8pm. Specialty paints, stamps, stencils & sponges are available to help create a work of ceramic art. Studio fee: $3.50/child 12 & under, $4.50/teens & adults; (plus cost of pottery). 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Kids’ Night; Redding. Kids, this is your night!. Enjoy a nutritious meal, games, arts & crafts, computers, make new friends & more. Grades K-6. 6-8pm. Free. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4375. Nano Days 2013 Final Day; Redding. Nationwide festival about nanoscale science & engineering. Hands-on fun. “Nano: The Science of Small” exhibit, games, science experiments & cool demos. April 1-5, 10am-3pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Co-ed Artistic Gymnastics (boys & girls): Learn floor, bars, beam, vault, ages 4-10, 4-5pm, $50/ mo. Beginning Boys Gymnastics for ages 6-10, 3-4pm, $50/mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. www.northstateparent.com • April 2013

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GOING PLACES APRIL Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 2nd. Easter Horse Camp; Anderson. Children learn to tend to horses’ needs, as well as riding basics & teamwork. 4/1-5, 10am-2pm, drop-ins okay. See the 1st. Spring Adventures Camp; Redding. Action-packed, week-long spring break program for ages 6-12. 4/1-5, 7:30am-5:30pm. Daily or weekly rates. See the 1st. YMCA Spring Break Camp; Redding. For ages 5-14. Fun activities & snacks. 7am-6pm. 4/1-5 & 4/8, fullday or half-day. See the 1st.

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In Anderson, the Shasta Wildlife Rescue hosts two eagerly awaited annual fundraising events: Run for the Wild offers 2- and 5-mile courses to walk or run, plus a kids' ¼-mile run. Learn about wildlife rescue and rehab at their facility at the Open House & Baby Shower for Wildlife. See the 6th (Shasta County). Photo by Jim Blasquez.

Read To Me Book Club; Redding. Early literacy program inspires a love of books & learning; prepares children for kindergarten. Includes themed storytime, art activities & book bag exchange. Ages 2-5. Fri, 9-10am, thru 4/19. $20/series (Y members $10). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Rock ‘N’ Bowl; Redding. Enjoy a night of bowling, laser light show, music & fun. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight, $15, price includes shoe rental. Shasta Lanes, 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. Bowling with music & light show. $12, includes shoes & sodas. 9:30-11pm. 1701 Bruce Dr. (530)365-3323. Roots & Shoots; Redding. In this Jane Goodall youth program, help check out wildlife in the Turtle Bay area, including the Turtle Bay eaglets. All ages. Free. Bring water & snacks. Meet 9am at the parking lot near the monolith at Turtle Bay, 840 Sundial Bridge. Call to confirm. (530)3471687. Stingrays Swim Club, Redding. Prepares children for a swim team. Teaches fundamentals of competitive swimming: technique, race starts & turns. Ages 6-18. 4:30-6pm, thru 5/10. $40 (Y members $25), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Tiny Tots Open Gym; Redding. Children run, jump & tumble in a safe, supervised & fun environment. Lots of

room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-5, siblings welcome; must be supervised by adult. M/Tu/Th/F/ Sa, 11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center, 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. “The Knack” Family Crafting Event; Redding. Kids ages 3 & up are invited for a hands-on craft experience. While supplies last. 4-6pm. Free, children must be supervised by an adult. Michael’s arts & crafts store, 1070 Hilltop Dr. (530)223-9514. Toddler Tales Storytime At Redding Library. Enjoy stories, music & crafts in the children’s story room. Ages 1½-3yrs. 10:30-11:30am. Ask about playing the Wee Read game! 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Tumblin’ Turtles Mommy & Me Class; Redding. For crawlers/early walkers & caregivers. Explore through music, obstacle courses, climbing, sensory exercises & games. Ages 9-18mos. 9-9:45am. $15 reg free + $40/ mo; 1st class free. Learning in Motion Preschool, 2174 Pine St. (530)246-1842. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games. Ages 10-17. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd.

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Animal Camp For Kids; Red Bluff. Learn about different animals while playing games & making crafts. Ages 5-12. April 1-5, 7:30am-5:30pm, full- & half-day options. See the 1st. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 4th.

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Build Your Own Worm Bin Workshop; Durham. Learn about vermicomposting, & make a worm bin to benefit your garden. All ages. 10am. Pre-reg. Mention North State Parent for special cost of $35 (normally $50). Take home a functioning worm bin complete with worm residents! The Worm Farm, 9033 Esquon Rd. (530)894-1276. Chico Certified Farmers Market; Chico. Enjoy locally grown fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, soaps & much more. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine. 2nd & Wall St. (530)893-FARM. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. Get extra cheerleading or tumbling practice. Coach avail. to help w/spotting. Open gym lets you work on anything you desire. All ages/abilities welcome. $5/hr or $65/mo for All Gym Membership. 10-12am. Chico Cheer All Stars Gym, 13306 Cabin Hollow Ct., Suite #120. (530)894-CCAS. Children’s Faire; Chico. Free, fun family event with lots of hands-on activities for young children, & local resource information for parents. All ages welcome, geared for children ages birth to 8yrs. Come by the North State Parent Magazine booth & make a puppet! 10am-2pm. Free. Chico City Plaza, Broadway & 4th Sts. Education Stations At Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Bring the family to enjoy exciting & engaging activities each Sat. in April, featuring science, technology, & natural history themes. All ages. 1-3pm. Members free, $6/adults (18 & up), $3/child (3-17), ages 2 & under free. Gateway Science Museum, 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. Bring the whole family for a fantastic time of family fun, with family music & a great family price! 6:30-9pm. $12/ family of four (additional members +$2.50), + $2-$3 skate rental. 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Family Art Studio; Chico. Bring the family to enjoy art activities in an environment designed to foster creativity. Taught by professional art instructor. 10am2pm. $10/hr, pre-reg. CORE Homeschool Vendor. Progressive Schoolhouse, 2400 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)345-5665. Home Depot Kids Workshops; Chico & Oroville. Hands-on building workshop for ages 5-12. 9am12pm. Free. Chico: 2580 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)3420477; Oroville: 2150 3rd St. (530)538-0521. Japanese Storytime; Chico. Monthly program features classic tales of Japan, Kamishibai, Japanese songs & crafts. 1pm. Free. Chico Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

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Friday Night Madness; McCloud. Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to play basketball, ping-pong, Wii & X-box games & more. Bring friends &meet new friends. Healthy snacks provided. 6-10pm. Free. McCloud High School Gym, 133 Campus Way. (530)964-3250. History Night At Sisson Museum; Mt. Shasta. Presentations by Bill Miesse, a new film by Mark Oliver, & community storytellers mark the season opener. This annual museum fundraiser includes appetizers, no-host wine/beer bar, raffles & auctions. For adults. 6-9pm. $20. Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, 1 North Old Stage Rd. (530)926-9870. Painting With Aleks Balos; Mt. Shasta. Artist Alek Balos will help you master charcoal, acrylics & oils; learn about color mixing & perspective. Geared for teens & adults; all skill levels. 3 sessions: Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm & 3:30-6:30pm. $20/3 hrs; pre-reg required. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. Stupendous Sewing Club; Mt. Shasta. Girls & boys have fun learning hand sewing. Make stuffed animals, a pouch, a cape & more. Progresses to machine sewing, pattern making & clothing design. Ages 7-9. F, 3:30-4:30pm (except school holidays). $10/class. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mt. Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)239-4320. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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GOING PLACES APRIL Keeping Dance Alive!; Chico. Celebrates the diversity of dance, from ballet to hip-hop, modern jazz to belly dance, Irish, contemporary & much more! Colorful & upbeat show featuring the talents of the North Valley’s finest dancers, choreographers & musicians. All ages. 7:30pm. $14-18. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. Roo’s Zoo Kids’ Skate Session; Chico. Join RollerRoo for this specially designed session for kids 10 & under; strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. $5.75/child, includes quad skate rental (parents skate half price); or $25/6-weeks. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Safe Babysitter; Chico. Class for young adolescents 11 & older who want to learn how to be a responsible babysitter & gain insight on infant & pediatric CPR techniques. 12-2:30pm. $35, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Ed.Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite #120. (530)332-3970. ShortE All Stars; Chico. Five-week first-time multi-sports experience for ages 3-8. Fun, positive environment. Includes soccer, flag football, basketball, T-ball & Olympic sports. 4/6-5/4, 1-hr sessions, 4 options: ages 2-5: 9am, 10:15am or 11:30am; ages 6-8: 12:45pm. $39, pre-reg; optional jersey +$12. DeGarmo Park. (530)895-4711. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come enjoy storytime full. All ages. 2pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Walk4Water Fundraiser; Chico. See what it’s like to walk for water in a developing country. Bring a bucket to fill & carry on a 2K or 5K walk. Inspirational, fun & educational event for all ages. 8:30am. $10/child, $20/adult. Bidwell Park One Mile Recreation Area. (530)342-5746. Wild Flower & Nature Festival; Oroville. 7th annual event celebrates Butte County nature. Pony rides, bug jewelry, educational booths, hikes at Table Mountain, food vendors, wildlife photography, art & much more. All ages. 10am-4pm. Free. Riverbend Park, off Hwy 70

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES at Montgomery St. exit. (530)533-2011. On The Verge Play; Chico. A masterpiece of rhythm & word, this barebones production follows three Victorian lady adventurers as they time travel. All ages. 2pm & 7:30pm. See the 2nd. The Droswsy Chaperone Musical; Oroville. This parody of 1920s American musical comedy celebrates the State Theatre’s 85th birthday & helps purchase a new sound system for the theater. All ages. 7:30pm. See the 5th. Yo-Yo Club Practice; Chico. Have fun learning the yo-yo. Free lessons & practice. 12-2pm. Meet in Diamond Alley behind Bird in Hand, 320 Broadway. (530)893-0545. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Teens; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tue 6-7:30pm & Sat 10am. See the 2nd. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 5th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Bowl For Sight; Redding. At this tournament everyone’s a winner, because all proceeds go to Lions Club sight efforts. Play nine-pin no tap, two games of Scotch doubles, & strike in frames 3-6-9. Reg 11am, bowling starts 12pm. $50/team or $25/individual. Country Bowl, 2615 Bechelli Lane. (530)356-9588. Charlie Rabbit Kids Gardening Program; Redding. Join Charlie, Turtle Bay’s adorable jackrabbit puppet, for monthly interactive gardening activities. For children & their siblings, parents & grandparents. Wear gardening clothes! 10:30am. Free w/Park admission, $4-$14. West Garden Entrance, 1100 Arboretum Dr. (in rain meet in Greenhouse), (530)242-3178. Children’s Theatre & Story Hour; Redding Library. Puppets, crafts & games for young children. 11am. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Fly Tying Expo; Redding. Over 40 fly tiers from Oregon & Northern California show off their skills. Hands-on activities & demos for all ages. Learn about flies &

insects they imitate. Try fly tying, & test your fish identification skills. 4/6-7, 10am-4pm. Free w/park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Kids have a blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am, $4/ child; Ages 5-14: 10:30am-12:30pm, $7/child. 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn how to research records to find your family history with assistance from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. W/Sat 1-4pm. Free. Drop-in okay. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Home Depot Kids Workshops; Redding. Hands-on building workshop for ages 5-12. 9am-12pm. Free. 1200 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-1313. Kids On Wheels; Redding. Special skating session for skaters 10yrs & younger, with parent. Kids’ music & games. Parents skate ($1) or walk to assist (no charge). Toddler skates are available. 10-11:30pm. $3/ child, $1/adult; includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3900. Kidz Night Out At Galaxy Gymnastics; Redding. Kids can soar on trampolines, jump in a foam pit & tumble on a padded spring floor, while parents enjoy an evening out. 7-10:30pm. Ages 4-12. $15/child. Pre-reg appreciated. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Run, tumble, bounce & practice in a 10,000 sq. ft. fully-matted gym designed for safe & progressive gymnastics. Two age sessions: “Tiny Tots” ages 0-7 (older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm, $5/ child. Ages 8 & up: 12-2pm, $10/person (members $6). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Open House & Baby Shower For Wildlife; Anderson. Tour the Shasta Wildlife Rescue facility & learn how they rehab animals. Meet animal ambassadors, visit the educational table, make a bird feeder. Bring “baby

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Basic Bonsai Techniques Class; Mt Shasta. Arborist Michael Newby demonstrates how to turn a nursery juniper into a beginning bonsai tree. Bring small hand pruners & a chair. Ages 10 & up. 10am-12pm. Free. Spring Hill Nursery & Gardens, 1234 Nixon Rd. (530)926-2565.

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shower” gifts for orphaned wildlife (call for needs)! All ages. 10am-1pm. Free. Shasta Wildlife Center at Anderson River Park. (530)917-0930. Rock ‘N’ Bowl; Redding. Enjoy a night of bowling, laser light show, music & fun. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight, $15, price includes shoe rental. Shasta Lanes, 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. Bowling with music & light show. $12, includes shoes & sodas. 9-11pm. 1701 Bruce Dr. (530)365-3323. Run For The Wild; Anderson. Shasta Wildlife Rescue’s annual fundraiser features a 5-mile run/walk, 2-mile walk/run & kids’ 1/4-mile run. 8:30-10am. 15/ adult, $8/child under 18; reg form online at Shasta Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Inc’s website. Held at Anderson River Park, Rupert Rd. (530)365-2807. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. A time for tweens & young teens to roller skate & dance. Fun music, video arcade, well-supervised. Parents can drop in (no charge). Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. $4/skate, $4/dance or $6/both, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. Weekend Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Bring friends for exercise & fun! All ages. Sat/Sun, 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. Wyntour Gardens 21st Anniversary Celebration; Redding. A fun day that includes informative seminars, vendors, drawings & goodies. See Wyntour Gardnen’s website for schedule. For adults. Free. Starts 8am. 8026 Airport Rd. (530)365-2256.

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GOING PLACES APRIL Beginning fencing Class; Ft. Jones Taught by certified instructor, Dillon Shelton. 3-4pm. Ages 8-adult. $15/ class, includes equipment rental. Ft. Jones Town Hall. Painting With Aleks Balos; Mt. Shasta. Learn painting & sketching using variety of mediums. Teens & adults; all skill levels. 3 sessions: Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm & 3:30-6:30pm. See the 5th.

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Frontier Village Farmer’s Market; Red Bluff. Yearround certified market features locally grown products including veggies, fruit, nuts, meats, honey, eggs, & artisan food products & crafts. 8am-1pm, rain or shine. 645 Antelope Blvd. (530)526-2843. Home Depot Kids Workshops; Red Bluff. Hands-on building workshop for ages 5-12. 9am-12pm. Free. 2650 Main St. (530)528-8579. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 4th.

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SUNDAY

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Menopause the Musical; Chico. A musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s & 80s, this hilarious play focuses on the “change of life” & how we all handle it – mostly from a comical point of view! All ages. 4pm. & 7:30pm. $30-45. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. On The Verge Play Final Performance; Chico. Joyfully feminist & masterpiece of rhythm & word, this barebones production follows three Victorian lady adventurers as they time travel. All ages. 2pm. Wismer Theatre, 400 W 1st. St. (530)898-5739. The Droswy Chaperone Musical Final Performances; Oroville. This parody of 1920s American musical comedy is performed in celebration of the State Theatre’s 85th birthday. All ticket sale proceeds help purchase a new sound system for the theater. All ages. 2pm & 7:30pm. $15. Oroville State Theatre, 1489 Myers St. (530)532-0346. Yellow Door Chico Walks For Autism; Chico. A 5k walk in Bidwell Park that’s an opportunity to show support to individuals with autism in our community, & their families. Activities, live acoustic music, vender fair & children’s activities follows. Raffle. All ages. 10am. $10/adult, $5/child, pre-reg or reg on event day. One Mile Recreation area at Bidwell Park. (530)518-2495.

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Fish Feeding At Turtle Bay; Redding. Watch native fish in the aquarium zigzag, wiggle & play with their food at feeding time. All ages. Daily at 10:30am. Free

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES w/Park admission, $10-$14. Museum aquarium, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Fly Tying Expo; Redding. Hands-on activities & demos for all ages. 10am-4pm. See the 6th. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Unlimited bowling from 9-11pm. $8, includes shoes. 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773. Weekend Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Bring friends for exercise & fun! All ages. Sat/Sun, 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901.

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Argentine Tango Classes For Beginners; Dunsmuir. Learn Argentine tango dancing basics; it’s quite different from ballroom dancing. No partner or experience needed. Ages 15 & up. 1st & 3rd Sun,1:30pm. Free, donations collected for animal rescue & spay/neuter assistance. Brown Trout Gallery, 5841Sacramento Ave. (530)235-0235. First Sunday Breakfast; Mt. Shasta. Bring the family to enjoy this great all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring over 20 delicious freshly made breakfast favorites. 8-11am. $8/adults, $4/kids. Mt. Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder St. Pine Needle Basket-Weaving Class; Mt. Shasta. Learn the Native American art of making baskets from pine needles with guest teacher Leona Nelson. 1-4pm. Ages teen-adult. $50, includes supplies; pre-reg so materials can be prepared for you. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. “Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for tiny bodies. Preschoolaged children explore their physical abilities through running, jumping, laughing & more in the best rumpus room in Siskiyou County! Sun, 9-10am. Free. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts Program, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2024. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st.

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MONDAY

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Career Day: Sports Science; Chico. Gateway Museum’s 2nd career day series workshop focuses on careers in sports medicine, science & technology. Features lectures, activities, & special prize giveaways. All ages. 3:30-5pm. Free for high school students & Gateway members; $6/adults (18+), $3/ child. Gateway Science Museum, 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Abstract Impressionism. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. M-Th, 3:30-5:30 pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st.

Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Fun ongoing hands-on science enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

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High School Power Tumble; Redding. Utilizes rod floor, tumble-trak & trampoline to enhance tumbling skills for cheer & gymnastics. 7-8pm. $50/mo. G-Force Gymnastics, 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831. Positively Girls Club; Redding. Supportive environment for girls ages 9-15 to get to know each other & their community through talk, activities & field trips. 6-8pm, thru 5/20. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4375. Baby Bookworms; Redding Library. For infants & toddlers ages 6mos-2½yrs, with their caregiver. 10:30am. Free. See the 1st. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 11-6pm. See the 1st. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Monday Open Gyms; Redding. 2 age sessions: “Tiny Tots” ages 0-7 (older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 12+: 6-7pm. See the 1st. YMCA Spring Break Camp; Redding. For ages 5-14. Fun activities. 7am-6pm. 4/1-5 & 4/8, full-day or halfday. See the 1st.

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No Screen Week Activities; McCloud. Young children & their parents are invited to participate in a variety of “no screen” activities, including paint your own ceramic mug, plant spring flowers (for preschoolers), a puppet show about “good-touch bad-touch,” & more. Healthy snack provided. 4/8-12, 10-12pm. Free. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. Preschool Storytime; McCloud. Features stories, healthy food tasting, & crafts. 10-11am. Free. McCloud Elementary School Library. (530)964-3250. Transitions Through Power Struggles Workshop; Tulelake. Has your relationship with your child become a power struggle? Learn to tell if the resistance is normal or defiant, & learn skills for overcoming power struggles with children. Includes dinner & childcare. 6:30-8:30pm. Free, by pre-reg. Tulelake/Newell Family Resource Center, 810 Main St. (530)667-2147. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Open Play & Parent Social; Mt. Shasta. Little ones

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Family Special Needs Pot Luck & Support Group; Chico. Raising a child with special needs is challenging; build a supportive network & share. Children welcome, homework help & childcare provided. Bi-monthly. Potluck 5:30pm; group meets 6-8pm. ARC, 2020 Park Ave. (530)891-5865 x119. Play Chess!; Chico. Learn to play chess with Chico Library teen volunteers. All ages welcome! 3:305pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library; Stories, songs & crafts for ages 3-5. 10am & 11am. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. The Mom Spot; Paradise. Support group for moms of children ages 5 & under, & pregnant moms. Enjoy a hot breakfast, socialize, listen to a speaker & make quality crafts. On-site childcare for children to age 5. 9-11:30am. $10/annual reg; $2/event donation suggested. Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Rd. (530)877-7069. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Paper Making. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. M-Th, 3:30-5:30 pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Art Activities: For Kids At The Turner; Chico. Handson art activities for children grades 1-12. Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm, Thru 5/14. Free. See the 2nd. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Becoming a New Parent. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 2nd. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 2nd. Games & Puzzles! Toddler Activities; Chico. Handson enrichment activities involving games & puzzles for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 2nd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Teens; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tue 6-7:30pm & Sat 10am. See the 2nd. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

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Barnesklubb; Redding. Norwegian kids’ club explores Scandinavia’s culture & heritage; open to all interested Varied topics. Activities include crafts, games, language, music & literature. All ages. 2nd Tues, 1pm. Free. Redding Library Children’s Area, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)251-1426. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Members of the Shasta Genealogy Society assist with family history questions & research. Tue, 10am-12pm. Free. Drop-in okay. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. G-Force Gymnastics Tues Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5), 4-4:45pm. Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), 4-5pm; Urban Flips (age 10+), free-run/parkour, 7-8pm. See the 2nd. Guitar Hero; Redding Library. Kids can rock out on a virtual stage playing guitar in this music video game. Geared for teens, but all kids welcome. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Montessori Kindergarten Open House; Shasta. Come observe classrooms & see examples of the Montessori method. For kindergarten-aged children. 9am2:10pm. Free. Shasta Elementary, 10446 Red Bluff Rd. (530)243-1110. Preschool Page Turners; Redding Library. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy storytime, a craft project & music. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:3011:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Teen Advisory Board Meeting; Redding. Teens may join the Redding Library Teen Advisory Board. Members help choose books & give their input about activities & library policies that affect teens. Grades 9-12. 6pm. Free, by application. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-7, older siblings welcome. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa, 11am-12pm. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 2nd. Chess Group; Redding. Learn to play or practice playing games of chess; instructors facilitate. Ages youth & adult. 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 2nd. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 2nd. Movin’ & Groovin’ Classes; Shasta Lake City. Fun free & silly classes for ages 2.5-5yrs & their caregivers. 11-11:45am. See the 2nd. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 2nd.

No Screen Week Activities; McCloud. Young children & their parents are invited to participate in a variety of “no screen” activities. Healthy snack provided. 4/8-12, 10-12pm. See the 8th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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School Readiness Playgroup; Los Molinos. Fun & educational playgroup for ages birth-5yrs. 1011:30am. See the 2nd.

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WEDNESDAY BUTTE COUNTY

Adoptive Parents Support Group; Paradise. Are you an adoptive parent? Parents of all forms of adoption are invited to meet other adoptive parents to share support & encouragement. 9:30-11:30am. Free. Paradise Family Resource Center, 6241 Skyway. (530)879-3861. Children’s Storytime; Oroville. Songs, stories, music & craft activities. Ages 3-5. 11am-12pm. Free. Oroville Library Meeting Rm, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come join the fun! 11am. All ages. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Storyworld! Book Club; Chico. Book Club for ages under 12 years. Wed, 3:30pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2726. Ukulele For The Young At Heart; Paradise. “Uke” is a fun & easy-to-learn instrument. Reading music is not required; you’ll be playing within minutes. Class motto: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!” W, 5:30-6:30pm, 4/10-5/1. $50/session, bring your own ukulele. Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway. (530)872-6393.

At the Wildflower Show & Native Plant Sale in Chico, learn about over 200 species of regional native plants on display, and purchase some for your garden. See the 21st (Butte County). Photo of Pacific hound’s tongue (Cynoglossum grande) by Robert Fischer.

After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Nature Bond. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. M-Th, 3:30-5:30 pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Babies Love Books; Chico Library. Share stories, bounces & songs with your little one, 0-18mos. Two sessions: 9:30am & 10:30am. See the 3rd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd. Pencils & Scissors! Toddler Activities; Chico. Ongoing hands-on enrichment activities using pencils & scissors, for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 3rd.

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Messy Play!; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 2-5 explore & learn how things work in the world through tactile play, squishing, painting, pouring & rolling. Today features “ Roll out the Playdough.” 10:30-11:30am. Free. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Children get creative aboard a school bus converted to an art studio! Ages 9 & up (or younger w/parent) paint, make prints, & work with clay, collage & more. Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm (except school holidays). Free. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mount Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)859-2309. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 2nd. Busy Bees Sewing Club; Mt Shasta. Children ages 4-6 create sewing projects & develop hand-eye coordination. Great for preschools or homeschoolers. 1-2pm. See the 2nd. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 2nd. Kids Aikido Class; Mt. Shasta. Playful setting. Ages 6-12. Tuesdays, 5:15-6pm. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st.

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Big Band Concert; Redding. Full-size Shasta College Jazz Big Band features 22 musicians performing a range of songs & styles from the 1930s through 2013. Special tribute to Henry Mancini. All ages. 7:30pm. $3. Shasta College Theatre, 11555 Old Oregon Trail. (530)242-7730. Drop-in Youth Basketball Open Gym; Anderson. Free, supervised program open to youth grades 6-12. W, 6:30-8:30pm, thru 5/29. Anderson Middle School, 1646 Ferry St. (530)378-6656. Family Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. Families create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school activity. $4/ family. Weds,11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Grasshopper Soccer; Redding. Ages 3-5yrs learn pre-soccer skills during this non-competitive, fun series. Covers kicking, running & kicking (together) & moving the ball around obstacles. W, 4/10-5/1, 4-4:45pm or 5-5:45pm. $20/4 classes, optional t-shirt + $6, pre-reg. Grasshopper Sport Zone, 900 Parkview Ave. (530)225-4095. Lil’ Cheer Stars Class; Redding. Kids ages 3-5 learn jumps, cheers, tumbling & cheering using pom poms. Weds, 6-6:45pm. $45/mo, start anytime. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Mini Grasshopper Baseball; Redding. Fun parent-child class for ages 2-3. Intro to Redding Rec’s Grasshopper Sports program. Instructor guides fundamental skills in an encouraging environment; fosters motor skill development & social interactions. W, 4/10-5/1, 4-4:30pm or 4:455:15pm $20/4 classes, optional t-shirt + $6, prereg. Grasshopper Sport Zone, 900 Parkview Ave. (530)225-4095. Movie Mania; Redding Library. Free family movie & popcorn in the library’s Storytelling Arena. Features children’s titles, most rated G, some PG. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Come join the fun, with stories, songs, & games too! 11:30am 12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:30-6:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. G-Force Gymnastics Wed Classes; Redding. Kinder-gym (ages 3-5), 6-6:45pm; Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), 6-7pm; & Middle school power tumble; 7-8pm. See the 3rd. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn to research your family history with help from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. W/Sat, 1-4pm. See the 3rd.

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GOING PLACES APRIL After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Water Color. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. M-Th, 3:30-5:30 pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 2nd. Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. 1-4pm. Free. See the 4th. Creative Art Activities! Preschool Time; Chico. Ongoing hands-on art activities designed for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 4th. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for mothers of children of all ages.10:30am-12pm. See the 4th. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY Something special is coming to Red Bluff! Experience the virtuosity of The Sonos Handbell Ensemble, known world-wide for their diverse repertoire of creative handbell music. See the 11th (Tehama County).

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Foil Elements Class; Mt. Shasta. Create embellishments of metal foil for cards, scrapbooks, magnets & stickers. Ages 7-adult. 3:30-5:30pm. $12/3 elements, all materials supplied; pre-reg so materials can be prepared for you. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 0-5 enjoy fun stories & sing along to live music. Last Wed each month includes puppet show! An adult must accompany young children. 10:30am. Mt. Shasta Community Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031. Storytime at Dunsmuir Library; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages (infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:304:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Yoga For Toddlers; McCloud. Parent-toddler class teaches parents how to stretch & exercise with their babies. Weds, 10-11am. Free. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)9643250. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 3rd. Ballroom Dance For Parkinson’s; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 12-1pm. See the 3rd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. No Screen Week Activities; McCloud. Young children & their parents are invited to participate in a variety of “no screen” activities. Healthy snack provided. 4/8-12, 10-12pm. See the 8th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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Self-Care & Resources For Caregivers; Oroville. For those caring for someone else’s child or children. Facilitated group offers support, training for better selfcare, & resources. 11am-1pm. The Greater Oroville Family Resource Center, 1720 Daryl Porter Way. (530)809-0444. Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain; Chico. Features 8 ukulele players, guitar, vocals, & a whole lot of humor. These virtuosos segue from uke classics into tunes such as “Psycho Killer” & “Pinball Wizard,” all hilariously played with a stiff upper lip. All ages. 7:30 p.m. $18-32. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333.

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After-School Storytime; Chico. Stories & craft-making for ages 6-9yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)8912726. Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market; Chico. Certified farmers market featuring fresh produce, cut flowers, delicious food, arts & crafts, & more. Tonight’s entertainment includes: ReBellyOn Bellydance, Rewind, Chuck’s Place, Wayne Houchin Street Magic, balloon clown & spray paint art. 6-9pm. Broadway at 2nd & 5th Sts. (530)345-6500. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For those who love to knit & crochet – bring your projects. All ages.12pm. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Preschool Storytime At Durham Library. Toddlers & preschoolers enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835.

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Anderson Farmers Market; Anderson. Farm-fresh produce & handmade crafts & goods. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine! Shasta Outlets, 1699 Hwy 273. (530)357-4314. Anderson Library Storytime. 3:30pm. Children of all ages enjoy stories, a craft, music & stickers. 3:30pm. Free. 3200 W. Center St. (530)365-7685. Girls Grasshopper Softball; Redding. Girls ages 3-5yrs learn hitting, catching, teamwork, base running & positions in this fun non-competitive class series with coach Gina. Th, 4/11-5/2, 4-4:45pm or 5-5:45pm. $20/4 classes, optional t-shirt + $6, pre-reg. Grasshopper Sport Zone, 900 Parkview Ave. (530)225-4095. Little Movers & Shakers; Redding Library. Themed interactive parent-child class for ages 3-5. Stories, music, movement & healthy snacks. Two sessions:

10am & 11am. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Scooterville Social; Redding. Scooter families & fanatics! Bring your ride & hang out with other motor scooter enthusiasts at this monthly gathering hosted by the Scooterville Scooter Club of Redding. All ages. 6:30pm. Location varies, call for info. (530)604-6020. Shasta College Plant Sale; Redding. Three-day sale includes vegetable plants & seedlings, herbs, flowers, trees, shrubs, houseplants & more, grown by horticulture students using sustainable methods. Also features hardy native plants. Proceeds buy materials & seeds, & helps fund future projects. Today 8am5pm. Shasta College Farm, 11555 Old Oregon Trail. (530)242-2210. Thankful Thursday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Bring in a non-perishable food item for charity & your ceramics painting studio fee is free. 11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Thriving Thursdays; Redding Library. Crafts & interactive games for school age children. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. “Accelerate” Youth Leadership Group; Redding. For high school students. Thurs, 4-6pm thru April. See the 4th. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Family & Novice Race Night: Learn To Race; Redding. Learn to race RC cars with instruction from RC specialists. Thursdays, 4-9pm. Free entry; costs varies per activity. See the 4th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 2nd. G-Force Gymnastics Thurs Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5), 4-4:45pm; Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), 4-5pm. See the 4th. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:30-6:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 4th. Kindermusik & Ukulele With Lyra; Redding. A fun & musical time for families. 7-7:45pm. See the 4th. Little Explorers: Frogs; Redding. Celebrate Frog Month! Activities & stories for ages 2-5 & their caregivers. 10am. See the 4th. Movin’ & Groovin’ Classes; Anderson. Free fun & silly classes for ages 2.5-5yrs & their caregivers. 1111:45am. See the 4th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Thursday Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 0-7: 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 5-6pm. See the 4th. Tumbling Class; Anderson. Ages 4-8. 5-6pm. See the 4th. YogaFit For Teens; Anderson. For grades 7-12. Relaxing, energizing & fun. 5-6pm. See the 4th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Camelot Musical; Mt. Shasta. The classic tale of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table, Queen Guenevere & Lancelot Du Lac. Features Mt. Shasta High School advanced drama students & the school’s jazz band. All ages. 7pm. $5. Mt. Shasta High School, 710 Everitt Memorial Highway. (530)926-2614. Father Involvement Workshop; Montague. Designed for men, learn the important role you play in a child’s life, strategies to deal with challenging situations, & fun ideas to be a better dad. Includes dinner & childcare. 6-8pm. Free, by pre-register. HUB Communities Family Resource Center, 310 S. 13th St. (530)459-3481. Open House & Children's Musical Presentation; Dunsmuir. At this annual open house, Dunsmuir school students, grades K-8, entertain parents & guests with their musical performance "Character Matter's II," reflecting their year-round theme of developing positive character qualities (anti-bullying, earth stewardship, being a good neighbor & more). Meet the teachers, visit classrooms, tour the campus. 5:30pm. Free. 4760 Siskiyou Ave. (530)235-4828. Reading Readiness Program; Mt. Shasta. The library’s newest program! This half-hour parentwith-child (ages 3-6) interactive class with Truely Hutchinson presents stories, poems, music & activities designed to inspire & develop pre-reading skills. Th, 10:30am. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031.


GOING PLACES APRIL Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Children get creative aboard a school bus converted to an art studio! Ages 9 & up (or younger w/parent) paint, make prints, & work with clay, collage & more. Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm (except school holidays). Free. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mount Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)859-2309. Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 4th. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. No Screen Week Activities; McCloud. Young children & their parents are invited to participate in a variety of “no screen” activities. Healthy snack provided. 4/8-12, 10-12pm. See the 8th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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Sonos Handbell Ensemble Concert; Red Bluff. Wellknown for their creative handbell music, the Sonos Handbell ensemble, based in Berkley, CA, travels across the US, Europe & Asia, captivating audiences with their performances. All ages. 7:30pm. $20/adult, $10/student. First Church of God, 1005 S. Jackson St. (530)727-8727. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 4th. School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Fun & educational playgroup for ages birth-5yrs. 1011:30am. See the 4th.

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Guided Spectrum Open House; Chico. Come meet the staff of Guided Spectrum & learn about the services they offer to children with autism spectrum disorders & their families, such as a relationship development intervention program & social skills playgroups. 6-8pm. Free. Guided Spectrum Office, 40 Constitution Dr. Suite F. (530)588-4539. Ray Kurzweil Presentation; Chico. Futurist, scientist & inventor Ray Kurzweil guides us to explore what he calls “singularity: the inevitable merger of humans & intelligent machines” in a multimedia presentation predicting where we are headed & how fast. All ages. 7:30pm. $18-32. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. Stories, Songs & Crafts At Paradise Library. Bring little ones ages 3-5 to enjoy stories & craft making, & songs too! 11-11:45am. 5922 Clark Rd. (530)8726320. Storytime At Gridley Library. Storytime, music & crafting fun for children of all ages. 10am. 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323. Toddler Storytimes; Chico. Stories, songs & action rhymes for ages 3 & under. Two sessions: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Inventions. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. M-Th, 3:30-5:30 pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 5th. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 5th. Kids In Motion: Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 5th. Nature & Me Pre-School Class; Chico. Children ages 2-5 & their parents explore the world of nature with zoology, botany, geography & history. 10:30am. See the 5th. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. Call for new times. Free. See the 5th. Toddler Fun! Playtime; Chico. Ongoing child-led hands-on fun for toddlers & their caregivers. Be the teacher while following your child’s lead. M-F, 10am5pm. See the 5th.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES Teen Night At Cal Skate; Chico. All ages. 4 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 5th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 5th.

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Alive After Five Art Night; Redding. Relax & unwind with refreshments & desserts while painting with family & friends. $3 studio fee per painter, from 5-8pm. Call to reserve a table. All Fired Up, 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Kids have fun painting from 11-8pm. Studio fee $3.50/child 12 & under, $4.50/teens & adults. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Kids’ Night; Redding. Kids, this is your night!. Enjoy a nutritious meal, games, arts & crafts, computers, make new friends & more. Grades K-6. 6-8pm. Free. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4375. Music Adventures; Redding. Students are introduced to musical instruments & music appreciation in a fun play setting. Parent involvement required. Ages 9 mos-4yrs. Fri, 9:30-10am, 3/8-29. $26/4-class session. Enterprise Community Room, 4000 Victor Ave. (530)225-4095. Roses & Rust Evening Soirée; Redding. An opportunity to view, shop, enjoy refreshments & raise money for a local charity. 5-8pm. $15, includes entry to Saturday’s Roses & Rust “Marché du Printemps” market. Redding Civic Auditorum. 700 Auditorium Dr. (530)384-7833. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-7, older siblings welcome. M/Tu/Th/F/ Sa, 11am-12pm. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Toddler Tales Storytime At Redding Library. Enjoy stories, music & crafts in the children’s story room. Ages 1½-3yrs. 10:30am. Ask about playing the Wee Read game! 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

Volker Strifler Band Concert; Redding. The Oaksong Music Society presents the unique & creative international blues guitarist Volker Strifler & his band. All ages. 8pm. $20, presale tix at The Music Connection (3086 Bechelli Lane). Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd. (530)223-2040. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games. Ages 10-17. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Baby Play & Learn Class; Redding. Instructor-led class for new moms, dads & caregivers of babies ages birth-12mos. Free. See the 5th. Family Fun Night At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Rent a lane & bring family & friends for a night of bowling fun! 6:30-8:30pm. See the 5th. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 5th. Frolickin’ Frogs Mommy & Me Tumbling Class; Redding. Child & adult participation class for ages 1830mos. 11-11:45am. 1st class free. See the 5th. Read To Me Book Club; Redding. For ages 2-5, inspires a love of books & learning. 9-10am, thru 4/19. See the 5th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 5th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 5th. Shasta College Plant Sale; Redding. 3-day sale of a wide variety of plants grown by horticulture students using sustainable methods. Today 8am-5pm. See the 11th.

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Animals, Animals, Animals!; Mt. Shasta. Turtle Bay Museum is coming to Mt. Shasta! Meet Spike the porcupine, Ned the vulture & Turtle Bay’s other favorite animals. This inspiring, educational & entertaining animal show fosters appreciation for the diversity & magnificence of wildlife. 6:30-7:30pm. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400.

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Camelot Musical; Mt. Shasta. The classic tale of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table, Queen Guenevere & Lancelot Du Lac. Features Mt. Shasta High School advanced drama students & the school’s jazz band. All ages. 7pm. $5. Mt. Shasta High School, 710 Everitt Memorial Highway. (530)926-2614. The Boys From Syracuse Musical; Weed. A story of mistaken identities & the havoc that ensues. Written in 1938 & loosely based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. All ages. 7pm. $5-$8. College of the Siskiyous Kenneth W. Ford Theater, 800 College Ave. (530)938-5373. Friday Night Madness; McCloud. Activities for youth in grades 6-12. Bring friends & meet new friends. Snacks provided. 6-10pm. See the 5th. No Screen Week Activities; McCloud. Young children & their parents are invited to participate in a variety of “no screen” activities. Healthy snack provided. 4/8-12, 10-12pm. See the 8th. Painting With Aleks Balos; Mt. Shasta. Learn painting & sketching using variety of mediums. Teens & adults; all skill levels. 3 sessions: Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm & 3:30-6:30pm. See the 5th. Stupendous Sewing Club; Mt. Shasta. Girls & boys ages 7-9 have fun learning hand sewing. Progresses to machine sewing & pattern making. 3:30-4:30pm. See the 5th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 4th.

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Free Movie: Les Miserable; Paradise. Rated PG-13. 1pm. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Kids’ Build & Grow Clinic At Lowe’s; Chico. Kids build a project using wood, & upon completion take home an apron, goggles, project-themed patch & certificate of merit. Ages 5+. Free. 10am, reg ahead, space limited. 2350 Forest Ave. (530)895-5130. Paradise Of Gems Mineral Show; Paradise. 2013 theme: “World of Jade.” Families welcome! Educational & youth activities, mineral exhibits, raffle, silent rock auctions, fluorescent mineral display, lapidary demos, jewelry, fossils, metal detecting & gold panning. All ages. Two days, today 9am-5pm. $2/adult, under age 16 free. Paradise Elks Lodge, 6309 Clark Rd. (530)877-7324. Poppy Walk & 5K Run; Chico. The Peg Taylor Center’s annual family-fun event! Reg 8am, walk/run 9am. Ages 13 & up: $30/non-timed run/walk, $35/5K timed run; free for ages 12 & under (may reg for T-shirt). Reg at Fleet Feet or online at the Peg Taylor Center website. Bidwell Park’s One Mile Recreation Area. (530)3422345. Spanish Storytime; Chico. Join this monthly storytime for stories, songs & a craft for all ages. 2pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2726. Spring Fling Silent Auction & Kid’s Carnival; Paradise. Paradise Pre-School presents fun for the entire family with a Kids’ Carnival, Disneyland tickets raffle, & an amazing silent auction representing 100+ businesses (including Greenbay Packers & Eagle Crest Resort). 11am-2pm. Free entry & activities. Paradise Methodist Church, 6722 Clark Rd. (530)877-8155. Storytime; Chico. Join the fun! 2pm. Barnes & Noble, 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Symphonic Winds Concert: Catfish Row; Chico. Written by George Gershwin, features soprano Daun Weiss & baritone Chris Withrow In songs from Porgy & Bess. Includes “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty of Nothing” & more. All Ages. 7:30pm. Adult: $6-$15. Harlen Adams Theater, 400 West 1st St. (530)898-5739. Yo-Yo Club Practice; Chico. Have fun learning the yo-yo. Free lessons & practice. 12-2pm. Meet in Diamond Alley behind Bird in Hand, 320 Broadway. (530)893-0545.

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GOING PLACES APRIL Chico Certified Farmers Market; Chico. 7:30am-1pm year-round at 2nd & Wall St. See the 6th. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. All ages/ abilities welcome. 10-12am. See the 6th. Education Stations At Gateway Science Museum; Chico. Offers unique & exciting activities on science, technology, & natural history themes. All ages. 1-3pm. See the 6th. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 6th. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Teens; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tue 6-7:30pm & Sat 10am. See the 2nd. Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under–strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 6th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 5th.

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21st Annual Spring Plant Sale At Turtle Bay; Redding. Includes heirloom vegetables, unusual, drought-tolerant & hard-to-find perennials, shrubs & trees, native plants & ornamental grasses. All grown at the nursery, & discounted today! 9-2pm. (4/12 members-only sale, 5-8pm). Free admission. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, West Garden Entrance, 1100 Arboretum Dr. (530)242-3178. Auditions: Alice In Wonderland; Redding. Redding Arts Project is looking for dancers between the ages of 6-10 to fill the cast of Alice in Wonderland. Performance is June 14. 10am-12pm. Free to audition. Info: The Redding Arts Project, 1726 Market St. (530)245-1019. Boas & Bow Ties Gala Fundraiser; Redding. Funfilled, roaring 20s evening of fine foods, ballroom dance lessons, tours, live music & more. Cocktail attire. Onsite childcare by reservation. Ages 21+. 6-10pm. Benefits local Girls Inc. programs. $55/singles, $100/ pairs, $250/groups of 6. Redding School of the Arts, 955 Inspiration Way. (530)527-7767.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES Child Care Site Tour & Progressive Brunch; Redding. Visit 4 child care sites & enjoy a portion of a meal at each stop. Includes Home Away from Home, Early Foundations Children’s Academy, YMCA Turtle Bay Preschool & Afterschool, & Shasta Head Start Lake Center. Primarily for adults. 9am-1pm. Free, pre-reg asap. (530)2236161. Children’s Theatre & Story Hour; Redding Library. Puppets, crafts & games for young children. 11am. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Family 2nd Saturday: Spring Fling; Redding. Celebrate Spring! Embark on a geocaching egg hunt, build a structure to protect an egg in an egg drop, have fun with solar science, start an herb garden & more. 11am-3pm. Free w/park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Grasshopper Baseball; Redding. Noncompetitive, fun program teaches introductory baseball skills & teamwork to ages 3-5yrs. Learn hitting, catching, teamwork, base running & positions. Sats, 4/13-5/4, 9-9:45am or 10-10:45am. $20/4 classes; optional t-shirt + $6; pre-reg. Grasshopper Sport Zone, 900 Parkview Ave. (530)2254095. Kids’ Build & Grow Clinic At Lowe’s; Redding. Give your child the opportunity to say, “I built it!” Participants create a fun project & receive an apron, goggles, project-themed patch & certificate of merit upon completion. Ages 5+. Free. 10am, pre-reg, limited space. 1200 E Cypress Ave. (530) 351-0181. Mini Grasshopper Baseball & Soccer; Redding. Fun parent-child classes for ages 2-3. Intro to Redding Rec.’s Grasshopper Sports program. Develops fundamental skills in an encouraging environment. Sat, 4/13-5/4: Soccer: 9:30-10am or 10-10:30am; Baseball: 11-11:30am or 11:30am-12pm $20/4 classes, optional t-shirt + $6, pre-reg. Grasshopper Sport Zone, 900 Parkview Ave. (530)225-4095.

Roses & Rust Vintage Home & Garden Market; Redding. This vintage “Marché du Printemps” market offers treasures for home & garden (from French chic to rustic farm), up-cycled, salvaged & re-purposed goods, hand-crafted jewelry, food, music & more! 8am-4pm. $5 entry. Redding Civic Auditorum. 700 Auditorium Dr. (530)384-7833. Safe Haven Horse Rescue’s Volunteer Work Day & Lunch; Cottonwood. Meet rescued horses & learn about the ranch. Help brush, groom, give out treats, clean water barrels & pens, organize & clean tack & tack room, & help with projects. Lunch served to volunteers. 9am-3pm. 3950 W. Anderson Rd. (530)347-4941. Shasta College Plant Sale Final Day; Redding. 3-day sale includes vegetable plants & seedlings, herbs, flowers, trees, shrubs, houseplants & more, grown by horticulture students using sustainable methods. Also features hardy native plants. Proceeds buy materials & seeds, & helps fund future projects. Today 8am3pm. Shasta College Farm, 11555 Old Oregon Trail. (530)242-2210. The Big Race, Redding. Child & parent create & decorate a “race car” using a cardboard box, then children enter a race. Family serves as pit crew, & every child wins! Ages 2-8.10am-1pm Free, pre-reg. Big League Dreams, 20155 Viking Way. (530)227-5511. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®; Redding. International event where men literally walk 1 mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to raise awareness to stop gender violence. Children & women walk too. Walkers collect sponsorships; each $100 raised gets entry in a Lake Tahoe trip drawing. Reg 9am, walk 10am, rain or shine. North end of Market St. Promenade. (530)2440118 x202. Weekend Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Bring friends for exercise & fun! All ages. Sat/Sun, 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901.

Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am12:30pm. See the 6th. Kids On Wheels Skate Session; Redding. 1011:30pm. See the 6th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Two sessions. Ages 0-7 ( “Tiny Tots,” older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 12-2pm. See the 6th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 5th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 6th. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 6th.

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Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. Evening of fun learning to dance (Waltz, Salsa, Swing, Tango, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Cha-cha & others), with open dance time (practice party) after. All ages & levels welcome. 2nd & 4th Sats, 7-10pm. $7/lesson-only or $10/full evening. Mt. Shasta Recreation & Parks, Dudes & Daises Bldg., 1350 Nixon Rd. (415)215-2652. Camelot Musical; Mt. Shasta. The classic tale of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table, Queen Guenevere & Lancelot Du Lac. Features Mt. Shasta High School advanced drama students & the school’s jazz band. All ages. 7pm. $5. Mt. Shasta High School, 710 Everitt Memorial Highway. (530)926-2614. Starting Spring Vegetables from Seed; Mt Shasta. Micah Dobush demonstrates organic biodynamic practices for growing spring vegetables. Ages 10 & up. 10am-12pm. Free; bring a chair. Spring Hill Nursery & Gardens, 1234 Nixon Rd. (530)926-2565. Painting With Aleks Balos; Mt. Shasta. Learn painting & sketching using variety of mediums. Teens & adults; all skill levels. 3 sessions: Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm & 3:30-6:30pm. See the 5th.

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GOING PLACES APRIL The Boys From Syracuse Musical; Weed. A story of mistaken identities & the havoc that ensues. Written in 1938 & loosely based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. All ages. 7pm. $5-$8. College of the Siskiyous Kenneth W. Ford Theater, 800 College Ave. (530)938-5373. The Boys From Syracuse Musical; Weed. A story of mistaken identities & the havoc that ensues; loosely based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. All ages. 7pm. See the 12th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Spring Run; Red Bluff. This 13th annual Soroptimist event is a great way to start the day – come join the fun! Choose 1-mile run/walk, 5k or 10k run. All ages. 7:30am reg; 8am start. $15; optional shirt + $5. Raises funds for scholarships for local students. Sacramento River Diversion Dam, Sale Lane. (530)527-6086. Frontier Village Farmer’s Market; Red Bluff. Year-round certified market. 8am-1pm, rain or shine. See the 6th. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 4th.

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Paradise Of Gems Mineral Show; Paradise. 2013 theme: “World of Jade.” Families welcome! Educational & youth activities, mineral exhibits, raffle, silent rock auctions, fluorescent mineral display, lapidary demos, jewelry, fossils, metal detecting & gold panning. All ages. Today 9am-4pm. $2/adult, under age 16 free. Paradise Elks Lodge, 6309 Clark Rd. (530)877-7324.

SHASTA COUNTY

Weekend Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Bring friends for exercise & fun! All ages. Sat/Sun, 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. Fish Feeding At Turtle Bay; Redding. Daily at 10:30am. See the 7th. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Unlimited bowling 9-11pm. See the 7th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. “Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for preschoolers. Free! 9-10am. See the 7th.

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Pen & Ink. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. Today 3:305:30pm. See the 1st. Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Fun ongoing hands-on science enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Baby Bookworms; Redding Library. Children 6mo-2½yrs & parent/caregiver enjoy story, fingerplays & playtime. Learn how early literacy activities build Developmental Assets. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:3011:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Bear Hunt Open House; McArthur. Ages 0-5 & their caregivers enjoy bear-theme activity stations. Make masks & paw prints, hibernate in a cave, music, story time, light meal & free Bear Snores On book. 5-7pm. Free. Shasta Head Start, 44218 A St. (530)336-5380. High School Power Tumble; Redding. Utilizes rod floor, tumble-trak & trampoline to enhance tumbling skills for cheer & gymnastics. 7-8pm. $50/mo. G-Force Gymnastics, 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831.

Hip Hop For Tots Dance Party; Redding. Children ages 2-5 & their parents/caregivers enjoy dance-based physical activity, learn specialty moves, & get a chance to freestyle. 10-11am or 1-2pm. Free, pre-reg to hold a spot. Caldwell Park Recreation Center, 56 Quartz Hill Rd. (530)710-8199. Sock Hop & Ice Cream Social; Redding. Dance to live bands & DJ playing oldies, swing dance lessons, dance & costume contests, pizza making, 50s-era food & drinks, car displays. For kids: carnival-style games, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals & more. 5-9pm. $5, under age 10 free. Redding Civic Auditorium, 700 Auditorium Dr. (530)243-8868. Triple P Workshop: Dealing With Disobedience: Anderson. Parents join discussions & get Positive Parenting Program tips for helping children manage their own behavior. For adults. 5:15-7:15pm. Free. Right Road Recovery, 2110 Ferry St. (530)365-1274. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 11-6pm. See the 1st. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Monday Open Gyms; Redding. 2 age sessions: “Tiny Tots” ages 0-5 (older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 12+: 6-7pm. See the 1st. Positively Girls Club; Redding. Girls ages 9-15 make friends, learn new things & grow positively. 6-8pm. Free. See the 8th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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Beginning Sign Language Class; Paradise. Learn & continue to build your American Sign Language Skills. 11:30-1:30pm. All ages welcome. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Play Chess!; Chico. Learn to play chess with Chico Library teen volunteers. All ages welcome! 3:305pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library; Stories, songs & crafts for ages 3-5. 10am & 11am. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Wire Sculpture. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. Today 3:30-5:30pm. See the 1st. Art Activities: For Kids At The Turner; Chico. Hands-

Rocks, crystals, minerals, gems ... see them all in Paradise at the Paradise of Gems Mineral Show with a 2013 "World of Jade" theme. There's much to do at this family-fun event with activities for all ages. See the 13th and 14th (Paradise).

on art activities for children grades 1-12. Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm, Thru 5/14. Free. See the 2nd. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Infant Massage Introduction. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 2nd. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 2nd. Games & Puzzles! Toddler Activities; Chico. Handson enrichment activities involving games & puzzles for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 2nd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Teens; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tue 6-7:30pm & Sat 10am. See the 2nd. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Day in the Life of a Caterpillar; Redding. Fun caterpillar learning activities for ages 2-5 at Manzanita YMCA Collaborative Preschool. Snack provided, & each participant gets a copy of The

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Very Hungry Caterpillar book! 9-11am. Free, pre-reg required through Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530) 246-9622. Guitar Hero; Redding Library. Kids can rock out on a virtual stage playing guitar in this music video game. Geared for teens, but all kids welcome. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Preschool Page Turners; Redding Library. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy a special storytime, craft & music. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:30-11:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Shasta Lake Community Carnival of Assets; Shasta Lake City. Carnival atmosphere with activity booths, prizes, music, obstacle course, free books for children ages 0-5 & spaghetti dinner. 3pm Prevent Blindness vision screening; Carnival 5pm-6:30pm. Free. John Beaudet Senior Community Center, 1525 Median Ave. (530)225-0411. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-7, older siblings welcome. M/Tu/Th/F/ Sa, 11am-12pm. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Triple P “Managing Fighting” Workshop; Anderson. Parents join discussion & get Positive Parenting Program tips for helping children manage behavior. Snack provided. For adults. 5:15-7:15pm, Free. Right Road Recovery, 2110 Ferry St. (530)365-1274. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 2nd. Chess Group; Redding. Learn to play or practice playing games of chess; instructors facilitate. Ages youth & adult. 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 2nd. G-Force Gymnastics Tues Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5), 4-4:45pm. Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), 4-5pm; Urban Flips (age 10+), free-run/parkour, 7-8pm. See the 2nd. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 2nd. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Research your family history with assistance from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. 10am12pm. See the 2nd. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 2nd. Triple P Parenting Classes; Redding. Six-week parenting education program, join anytime. 5:306:30pm. Free. See the 2nd.

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Messy Play!; Mt. Shasta. Today features “Tubs of Tactile Stuff.” Children ages 2-5 explore & learn how things work in the world through tactile play, squishing, painting, pouring & rolling. 10:30-11:30am. Free. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Children get creative aboard a school bus converted to an art studio! Ages 9 & up (or younger w/parent) paint, make prints, & work with clay, collage & more. Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm (except school holidays). Free. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mount Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)859-2309. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 2nd. Busy Bees Sewing Club; Mt Shasta. Children ages 4-6 create sewing projects & develop hand-eye coordination. Great for preschools or homeschoolers. 1-2pm. See the 2nd. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 2nd. Kids Aikido Class; Mt. Shasta. Playful setting. Ages 6-12. Tuesdays, 5:15-6pm. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

School Readiness Playgroup; Los Molinos. Fun & educational playgroup for ages birth-5yrs. 10-11:30am. See the 2nd.

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WEDNESDAY BUTTE COUNTY

Children’s Storytime; Oroville. Enjoy songs, stories, music & craft activities. Ages 3-5yrs. 11am-12pm. Free. Oroville Library Meeting Room, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Gospel Concert; Redding. Special concert of both historical spirituals & contemporary gospel music performed by the Concert Choir & special guest Dr. Diane White-Clayton (“Dr. Dee”), a nationally recognized singer, entertainer & gospel recording artist. All ages. 7:30pm. $9-$12. Shasta College Theatre, 11555 Old Oregon Trail. (530)242-7730. Preschool Workshop: Radical Rabbits; Chico. Children learn about rabbits, their habitats & their place in nature.Take a walk, make a rabbit craft, meet resident rabbit Sylvester. Ages 3-5. 10-11am. $12, pre-reg. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E 8th Ave. (530)891-4671. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come enjoy wonderful stories. All ages welcome. 11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Storyworld! Book Club; Chico. Book Club for ages under 12 years. Wed, 3:30pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2726. Vinegar & Oil Concert; Chico. CSU, Chico’s Concert Band (vinegar) & Jazz II (oil) join forces to provide a wide array of concert music, including the music of Bach, Reed, Barnes & big band music. All Ages. 7:30pm. Free. Harlen Adams Theater, 400 W. 1st St. (530)898-5739. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s theme: Pastel. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. Today 3:30-5:30pm. See the 1st. Babies Love Books; Chico Branch Library. Share stories, bounces & songs with your little one, 0-18mos. Two sessions: 9:30am & 10:30am. See the 3rd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd. Pencils & Scissors! Toddler Activities; Chico. Ongoing hands-on enrichment activities using pencils & scissors, for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 3rd.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES SHASTA COUNTY

Child Passenger Safety Class; Redding, Instruction on safe installation & use of car seats for different ages. For adults. 6-8pm. Free, pre-reg. HHSA Shasta County Public Health, 1220 Sacramento St. (530)245-6357. Drop-in Youth Basketball Open Gym; Anderson. Free, supervised program open to youth grades 6-12. W, 6:30-8:30pm, thru 5/29. Anderson Middle School, 1646 Ferry St. (530)378-6656. Discipline That Works; Redding. Free program for fathers, mothers & all adults taking care of children. Parents help parents in an informal group setting by sharing ideas, information & support. All ages welcome, free professional childcare offered. Weds, 6-7:30pm, year-round. Free, drop-in okay. Lassen View Elementary, 705 Loma Vista Dr. (530)225-0350. Family Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. Families create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school activity. $4/family. Weds,11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Happy Valley Big Car Race; Anderson. Children ages 0-5 & their caretagivers build & race a child’s cardboard box car. Enjoy family resource booths & dinner. 4:30-6pm. Free. Happy Valley Primary School, 16300 Cloverdale Rd. (530)357-2131. Hands on Literacy; Shasta Lake City. Children ages 0-5 enjoy hands-on activities & receive a free children’s book. 10am-1pm. Free. Local Indians for Education, 4440 Shasta Dam Blvd. (530)275-1513. Let’s Go To The Circus; Cottonwood. Story time, songs, finger plays & craft. Children pick out a free book from a book fair. Ages 0-5. 11:30am-12:30pm. Free. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818. Lunch With Community Helpers; Burney. Families enjoy a healthy lunch with local community health & safety helpers, who

offer interactive safety activities for children. Check out a fire truck, police car & more. 11am-1pm. Free. Intermountain Community Center, 37477 State Highway 299 East, Burney. (530)335-4600. Movie Mania; Redding Library. Free family movie & popcorn in the library’s Storytelling Arena. Features children’s titles, most rated G, some PG. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Come join the fun, with stories, songs, & games too! 11:30am-12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818. Read & Play, Redding. Play, romp & rhyme with music & literacy activities for child & parent; includes snack. Ages 0-5 & their adults. 11am-12pm. Free. Alta Mesa School, 2301 Saturn Skyway Room 30. (530)224-4220. Showcase Of Storytelling; Redding. Ages 0-5 with adults. Three storytelling sessions for children; parents learn playful storytelling techniques to share with their child. Healthy snack provide, children take home a book! 10:30am-12pm, sessions start on the half hour. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Triple P “Bedtime Routines” Workshop; Anderson. Parents join discussion & get Positive Parenting Program tips for helping children manage behavior. Snack provided. For adults. 5:15-7:15pm, Free. Right Road Recovery, 2110 Ferry St. (530)365-1274. Welcome To The Jungle; Redding, A family adventure into literacy, games, prizes, professional family photos, storytime with R.E.A.D. dogs, healthy snack & free book to first 100 children. Geared for ages 0-5. 10am-2pm. Free. Redding Downtown Mall Atrium, 1670 Market St. (530)242-2020. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Competitive RC Racing; Redding. Ages 10+. Weds, 6-9pm. See the 3rd.

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SISKIYOU COUNTY

Storytime at Dunsmuir Library; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages (infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:304:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Yoga For Toddlers; McCloud. Parent-toddler class teaches parents how to stretch & exercise with their babies. Weds, 10-11am. Free. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)9643250. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 3rd. Ballroom Dance For Parkinson’s; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 12-1pm. See the 3rd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Stories & singing to live music for ages 0-5 10:30am. See the 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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After-School Storytime; Chico. Stories & craft for ages 6-9yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Caregiver Self-Care & Resource Training; Chico. For those caring for someone else’s child or children. Facilitated group offers support, resources, & training for better self-care. 11am-1pm. Butte College Foster/ Kinship Care Ed Center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)897-6235. Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market; Chico. Certified farmers market featuring fresh produce, cut flowers, delicious food, arts & crafts, & more. Tonight’s entertainment includes: CSU Ballroom Dance Club, Blue Spruce, Daygone, Simplewheel, balloon clown & spray paint art. 6-9pm. Broadway at 2nd & 5th Sts. (530)345-6500. Eat Right When Money’s Tight Class; Chico. Families & individuals learn to eat healthy on a budget. Cooking demo, nutrition info & cost analysis about foods prepared. Groceries & recipe given to qualifying participants. 3rd Th, 6-7pm. Free, by pre-reg. All ages. OPT For Healthy LIving, 1311 Mangrove Ave., Suite E. (530)345-0678. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For those who love to knit & crochet – bring your projects. All ages.12pm. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Preschool Storytime At Durham Library. Toddlers & preschoolers enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. Wii at Chico Library; Chico. Beat the heat. Play Wii at Chico Library, features new games. Ages 12-17. 3-4:30pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Beading. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. Today 3:30-5:30pm. See the 1st. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 2nd. Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. 1-4pm. Free. See the 4th. Creative Art Activities! Preschool Time; Chico. Ongoing hands-on art activities designed for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 4th. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for mothers of children of all ages.10:30am-12pm. See the 4th. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd.


GOING PLACES APRIL

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES

Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Adoptive Parents Support Group: “Coffee & Conversation”; Redding. Adoptive parents meet to share, problem solve, give & receive support. 1011:30am. Childcare available. Call for location: Lilliput Children’s Services. (530)722-9092. An Evening At The Children’s Museum; Redding. Features art & science activities perfect for children ages 3-5 (under age 3 welcome). The “museum” features an art gallery, musical instruments making, a natural science room, & a healthy foods tasting station. 5-7pm. Free. Shasta Head Start Oak View Center, 1156 Del Monte St. (530)722-9114. Anderson Farmers Market; Anderson. Farm-fresh produce & handmade crafts & goods. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine! Shasta Outlets, 1699 Hwy 273. (530)357-4314. Anderson Library Storytime. Celebrate the “Week of the Young Child” with a mini petting zoo presented by Anderson High School. Pick a prize from a “treasure chest,” pet animals & create with craft projects. 3:30pm. All ages. Free. 3200 W. Center St. (530)365-7685. Bereaved Parents Support Group; Redding. Parents & grandparents grieving the death of a child of any age are invited to this support group. 7-8:30pm. Free, drop-in okay. Mercy Medical Center Board Room, 2175 Rosaline Ave. (530)245-4070. Day In The Life Of A Caterpillar; Redding. Children 2-5 enjoy fun caterpillar learning activities, a snack, & receive their own copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book. 2-4pm. Free, pre-reg required. Turtle Bay School, 1330 Arboretum Dr. (530)246-9622.

“Hide A Butterfly” Open House; Burney. Ages 0-5 enjoy caterpillar & butterfly activities, storytime, a light meal, & receive a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book! 5-7pm. Free. Shasta Head Start, 38234 State Hwy 299 E. (530)335-2415. It’s a Big Big World, So Let’s Take Care of It!; Redding. Activities include creating a world tree, paperdoll decorating, mini scavenger hunt, literacy fun, & Earth Day classes for ages 3-5 (must pre-reg) with songs, stories & puppetry. 9am-1pm. Ages 0-5 free, $5/child, $7/adult, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)242-3108. Roots & Shoots; Redding. In this Jane Goodall youth program, help check out wildlife in the Turtle Bay area, including the Turtle Bay eaglets. All ages. Free. Bring water & snacks. Meet 9am at the parking lot near the monolith at Turtle Bay, 840 Sundial Bridge. Call to confirm. (530)3471687. Thankful Thursday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Bring in a non-perishable food item for charity & your ceramics painting studio fee is free. 11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Thriving Thursdays; Redding Library. Crafts & interactive games for school age children. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. “Accelerate” Youth Leadership Group; Redding. For high school students. Thurs, 4-6pm thru April. See the 4th. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Children & Teens Grief Support Groups; Redding. For children grieving any death loss. Ages 6-18yrs & parents/grandparents. See the 4th. Family & Novice Race Night: Learn To Race; Redding. Learn to race RC cars with instruction from RC specialists. Thursdays, 4-9pm. Free entry; costs varies per activity. See the 4th.

G-Force Gymnastics Thurs Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5), 4-4:45pm; Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), 4-5pm. See the 4th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 2nd. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:30-6:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 4th. Kindermusik & Ukulele With Lyra; Redding. A fun & musical time for families. 7-7:45pm. See the 4th. MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers); Redding. Twicemonthly support group for moms of preschoolers. Includes food, fun & childcare. See the 4th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Thursday Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 0-7: 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 5-6pm. See the 4th. Tumbling Class; Anderson. Ages 4-8. 5-6pm. See the 4th. YogaFit For Teens; Anderson. For grades 7-12. Relaxing, energizing & fun. 5-6pm. See the 4th.

Bus, east side of Mount Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)859-2309. Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 4th. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 4th. School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Fun & educational playgroup for ages birth-5yrs. 1011:30am. See the 4th.

How To Talk & Listen To Your Teen; Ft. Jones. In this workshop, learn how to foster your teen’s positive growth & how to establish an open, non-judgmental line of communication. Includes dinner & childcare. 6-8pm. Free, must pre-reg. Scott Valley Family Resource Center, 11920 Main St. (530)468-2450. Reading Readiness Program; Mt. Shasta. The library’s newest program! This half-hour parent-with-child (ages 3-6) interactive class with Truely Hutchinson presents stories, poems, music & activities designed to inspire & develop pre-reading skills. Th, 10:30am. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Children get creative aboard a school bus converted to an art studio! Ages 9 & up (or younger w/parent) paint, make prints, & work with clay, collage & more. Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm (except school holidays). Free. Siskiyou Arts

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Children’s Art Workshop: Puppet Book; Chico. For ages 5-16. Taught by professional art instructor. Come anytime from 5-9pm. $10/hr, pre-reg. CORE Homeschool Vendor. Progressive Schoolhouse, 2400 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)345-5665. Closer To The Heart Concert; Chico. Talented students of classical guitar perform solos, duos & quartets, alongside Director Tobin Roye. Explores a repertoire ranging from Bach to the Beatles. All ages. 7:30pm. $13-$15/adult, $6tudent/child: $6. CSU, Chico’s Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, 400 W. 1st St. (530)898-5739. Fantastic Friday Playgroup; Chico. An entire gym is open for play! Adult stays with children while they play, max 2 kids per 1 adult. Ages walking-5yrs. 10-12pm. $10 (Members $5), +$1 siblings. Athletic Horizons, 415 Otterson Dr. (530)893-4967.

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The annual Earth Day 2013 Celebration in Mt. Shasta is a birthday party for the planet! Hands-on activities for children of all ages, plus vendors, speakers, films & more. See the 20th (Siskiyou County). Photo: Rio from McCloud enjoys last year’s celebration, by Pamela Newman

Ladies Night Out Movie; Gridley. A time for women to socialize & enjoy a movie together. Husbands & teens welcome to join (no childcare on site). 6pm. Gridley Library, 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323. Rhythm ‘N Motion Dance Show; Paradise. Be entertained by 28 vaudeville-type acts themed around various styles of dance. Features a cast of 80, ages tweens to adults. Produced by teens from Paradise Dancers as their largest annual fundraiser. Have fun while supporting a great after-school program. $10-$17. 7pm. Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunnely Rd. (530)877-9771. Stories, Songs & Crafts At Paradise Library. Bring little ones ages 3-5 to enjoy stories & craft making, & songs too! 11-11:45am. 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Storytime & Toy Van Visit At Gridley Library. Storytime, music & crafting fun for children of all ages. The Toy Van visits - families can borrow toys! 10am. 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323. Sweet Repeats Kids’ Consignment Sale; Chico. Opening day of seasonal 3-day infant, children, teen & maternity consignment sale. Offers North State families a great way to buy & sell high-quality, gently-used items. Today 10am-7pm. Free admission & parking. Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. (530)636-2448. Toddler Storytimes; Chico. Stories, songs & action rhymes for ages 3 & under. Two sessions: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 5th. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 5th. Nature & Me Pre-School Class; Chico. Children ages 2-5 & their parents explore the world of nature with zoology, botany, geography & history. 10:30am. See the 5th. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. Call for new times. Free. See the 5th. Toddler Fun! Playtime; Chico. Ongoing child-led hands-on fun for toddlers & their caregivers. Be the teacher while following your child’s lead. M-F, 10am5pm. See the 5th. Kids In Motion–Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 5th. Teen Night At Cal Skate; Chico. All ages. 4 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 5th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 5th.

Baby Play & Learn; Redding. Children ages birth-12 months, & moms, dads or caregivers enjoy fun structured activities to play & learn together. 10:30-11:30am. Free, pre-reg. Shasta County YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)2469622. Cottonwood Fun Fair; Cottonwood. Interactive activities & community fun geared for ages 0-5. 1-3pm. Free. Shasta Head Start, 3388 Main St. (530)347-6793.

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A Day In The Park; Anderson. Interactive activities & outdoor fun, Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) & other parent resources, healthy cooking tips, snack & free book. Ages 0-5. 1-3pm. Free. Shasta Head Start, Anderson Park Center, 1600 Veterans Lane. (530)245-5116. North State Parent • Serving Upper California Since 1993

30mos. 11-11:45am. 1st class free. See the 5th. Read To Me Book Club; Redding. For ages 2-5, inspires a love of books & learning. 9-10am, thru 4/19. See the 5th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 5th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 5th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Camelot Musical; Mt. Shasta. The classic tale of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table, Queen Guenevere & Lancelot Du Lac. Features Mt. Shasta High School advanced drama students & the school’s jazz band. All ages. 7pm. $5. Mt. Shasta High School, 710 Everitt Memorial Highway. (530)926-2614. Game Night; McCloud. Bring the family for an evening of hands-on fun playing a variety of board games. Organic dinner avail. for a small fee. 5-7pm. Free. Morning Star Cafe, inside the downtown McCloud Mercantile building. (530)964-3250. Shasta Head Start/COS Kindergarten Transition Fair; Weed. Learn about local kindergarten registration info, meet & network with other parents in your community & children can partipate in art activities, Stop by the NSP puppet-making booth. 2:30-5pm. Free. COS Student Center, 800 College Ave. (530)938-5352. Friday Night Madness; McCloud. Activities for youth in grades 6-12. Bring friends & meet new friends. Snacks provided. 6-10pm. See the 5th. Painting With Aleks Balos; Mt. Shasta. Learn painting & sketching using variety of mediums. Teens & adults; all skill levels. 3 sessions: Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm & 3:30-6:30pm. See the 5th. Stupendous Sewing Club; Mt. Shasta. Girls & boys ages 7-9 have fun learning hand sewing. Progresses to machine sewing & pattern making. 3:30-4:30pm. See the 5th. The Boys From Syracuse Musical; Weed. A story of mistaken identities & the havoc that ensues; loosely based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. All ages. 7pm. See the 12th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

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Fantastic 5 Senses Fun; Redding. Experience hands-on art, science & movement activities that encourage child/caregiver exploration of the 5 senses. Ages 0-5. 10am-12pm. Free. Redding Co-Op Preschool, 658 Mary St. (530)241-4355. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Kids have fun painting from 11am-8pm. Studio fee $3.50/child 12 & under, $4.50/teens & adults. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Sensory Science Play For Preschoolers; Redding. Sticky, slippery, wet, bumpy & gooey activities for children ages 3-5. 9:30-11am. Free. Shasta College Early Childhood Education Center, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Building 3200. (530)242-7601. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games. Ages 10-17. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-7, older siblings welcome. M/Tu/Th/F/ Sa, 11am-12pm. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Toddler Tales Storytime At Redding Library. Enjoy stories, music & crafts in the children’s story room. Ages 1½-3yrs. 10:3011:30am. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Baby Play & Learn Class; Redding. Instructor-led class for new moms, dads & caregivers of babies ages birth-12mos. Free. See the 5th. Family Fun Night At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Rent a lane & bring family & friends for a night of bowling fun! 6:30-8:30pm. See the 5th. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 5th. Frolickin’ Frogs Mommy & Me Tumbling Class; Redding. Child & adult participation class for ages 18-

Oklahoma Musical; Red Bluff. Come enjoy this classic musical presented by high school students.7pm. $5/general, $10/reserved. Mercy High School, 233 Riverside Way. (530)527-8313. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 4th.

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Book Sale; Paradise Library. Come find a wonderful selection of gently used books at a great price. 10am-3pm. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. California Nut Festival; Durham. Fantastic regional food, celebrity chef demos, art barn, music & much more. Meet farmers, learn about locally grown food. All ages. 11am-4pm. $25-$30/adult, $10/child 7-12yrs, under age 6 free; $3 on-site parking; free trolley from downtown Chico, free bike valet. Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway. (530)342-4359. Childbirth Preparation Weekend Workshop; Chico. Prepares expectant parents for birth, newborn care & breastfeeding. Promotes personal choices, including natural breathing, relaxation techniques & pain management options. 4/20-21: Sat, 9am-4pm & Sun, 9am-1pm. $125/couple, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Ed. Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite #120. (530)332-3970. Chinese Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & a craft for all ages. 10:30am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Growing Healthy Children Walk & Run Celebration; Chico. Families come together for a free day of physical activity, games, giveaways & entertainment.


GOING PLACES APRIL Includes 1-mile or 5-km walk or run, kids’ sprints, games, booths, raffle prizes, food, entertainment & more. 7:45 reg, 8:30am start-12pm. Bidwell Park, One Mile Recreation Area. (530)898-3573. How To Succeed In business Without Really Trying Musical; Chico. Power! Ambition! Greed! Another day at the office in one of the most fun & irreverent musicals ever. Upbeat score & loads of humor make it an audience favorite. All ages. 7:30pm. $12-$20. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Rd. (530)8943282. Rhythm ‘N Motion Dance Show; Paradise. Be thoroughly entertained by 28 vaudeville-type acts themed around a variety of dance styles. Cast of 80, ages tweens-adults. Produced by teens from Paradise Dancers as their largest annual fundraiser. Have fun & support a great after-school program. $10-$17. 2pm & 7pm. Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunnely Rd. (530)877-9771. Storytime at Barnes & Noble; Chico. Stories for all ages. 2pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Sweet Repeats Kids’ Consignment Sale; Chico. Seasonal 3-day infant, children, teen & maternity consignment sale brings North State families a great way to buy & sell high-quality, gently-used items. Today 9am-5pm. Free admission & parking. Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. (530)636-2448. Teen Shopping Spree For Paradise Library. It’s National Library Week, & local teens are invited to select new books for Paradise library’s teen section. Meet at Lyon Books, 135 Main St. in Chico, from 1-2pm & enjoy treats afterward. (530)872-6321. University Chorus Concert; Chico. Includes selections from Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” while the A Cappella Choir sings a variety of pieces, including Benjamin Britten’s “Sacred & Profane.” All Ages. 7:30pm. $6-$15. Harlen Adams Theater, CSU, Chico, 400 W. 1st St. (530)898-5739. Yo-Yo Club Practice; Chico. Have fun learning the yo-yo. Free lessons & practice. 12-2pm. Meet in Diamond Alley behind Bird in Hand, 320 Broadway. (530)893-0545. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. All ages/ abilities welcome. 10-12am. See the 6th. Chico Certified Farmers Market; Chico. 7:30am-1pm year-round at 2nd & Wall St. See the 6th. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 6th. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Teens; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tue 6-7:30pm & Sat 10am. See the 2nd. Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under–strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 6th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 5th.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES Child & Adult CPR Certification Class; Redding. Hands-on American Safety & Health Institute’s CPR training course includes 2-year certification. Ages 12 & up. 10am-2pm. Must pre-reg; $40 ($30 for Y members). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Children’s Theatre & Story Hour; Redding Library. Puppets, crafts & games for young children. 11am. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Little Engine That Could Open House; Redding. Experience fun physical activities, reading, crafts, health info, face painting & parachute play, plus BBQ lunch. Ages 0-5. 11:30am2pm. Free. Early Foundations Children’s Academy, 1755 Airpark Dr. (530)243-7883. Open House At Whiskeytown Environmental School; 12 miles east of Redding. Visit the well-loved outdoor education school that has served kids for 42 years. Guided nature hikes & tours of the camp & cabins. Bring picnic lunch & water bottle. All ages. 124pm. Free. NEED Camp at Whiskeytown Lake National Recreation Area. (530) 945-6585. R.E.A.D. Dog Program; Redding. Children preschool-6yrs are invited to read to registered therapy dogs from the Reading

Education Assistance Dogs program. Canine reading companions help create a stress-free environment where children read aloud to the dogs, & in the process gain self-confidence while improving their reading & communication skills. 1-3pm. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Trout About Fun Run/Walk; Anderson. Family-friendly 5K/1-mile fun run/walk at beautiful Anderson River Park. Fundraiser for Relay for Life Anderson. Starts 8am. Ages 18 & under free, $5/adults. Anderson River Park, 2800 Rupert Rd. (330)242-5412. Weekend Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Bring friends for exercise & fun! All ages. Sat/Sun, 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am12:30pm. See the 6th. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn to research your family history with help from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. W/Sat, 1-4pm. See the 6th. Kids On Wheels Skate Session; Redding. 1011:30pm. See the 6th.

2013 Whole Earth and Watershed Festival

Saturday April 27 - 10am to 4pm Redding City Hall & Sculpture Park & Along Park Marina Drive Family Biking Day Guarded Bike Corral RABA Free Transit Day & Event Shuttle Great Food

Engaging Children’s Activities Over 100 Exhibitors Cart Art Contest Build-It Bazaar

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Camelot Musical Final Performances; Mt. Shasta. The classic tale of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table, Queen Guenevere & Lancelot Du Lac. Features Mt. Shasta High School advanced drama students & the school’s jazz band. All ages. 1pm & 7pm. $5. Mt. Shasta High School, 710 Everitt Memorial Highway. (530)926-2614. Community Baby Shower; Mt. Shasta. Free event for expecting & new parents with infants 6mos & under. Includes presentations on breastfeeding, postpartum care, child development & fitness, plus a miniluncheon, prizes, gift baskets & more! 11am-12:30pm. Call to reserve your spot. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Earth Day 2013 Celebration; Mt. Shasta. A birthday party for the planet! Celebrate Earth Day with the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center. Activities for children of all ages, vendors, speakers & films! Starts 12pm. Free. Mt. Shasta City Park, 1315 Nixon Rd. (530)926-5655. Fatherhood Conference; Yreka. A day of fun & learning just for dads! Get new ideas on parenting & learn fun ways to help your child grow. Meet other dads at this special event. 9am3pm. Free. For adults. Lunch provided. Jackson Street School, 405 Jackson St. Pre-reg at HUB Communities FRC (530)459-3481. Garden Magic: Gardening With Children/Seed Ball Making; Mt. Shasta. Pamela Cundy leads simple first steps into gardening; for children, parents & novice gardeners. Sarah Alexander leads participants in making herb & flower seed balls for planting; ages 8 & up. 10am-12pm. Free, bring chair. Spring Hill Nursery & Gardens, 1234 Nixon Rd. (530)926-2565. Painting With Aleks Balos; Mt. Shasta. Learn painting & sketching using variety of mediums. Teens & adults; all skill levels. 3 sessions: Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm & 3:30-6:30pm. See the 5th. The Boys From Syracuse Musical; Weed. A story of mistaken identities & the havoc that ensues; loosely based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. All ages. 7pm. See the 12th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Oklahoma Musical; Red Bluff. Come enjoy this classic musical performed by high school students.7pm. $5/general, $10/reserved. Mercy High School, 233 Riverside Way. (530)527-8313. Frontier Village Farmer’s Market; Red Bluff. Yearround certified market. 8am-1pm, rain or shine. See the 6th. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 4th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Anderson Family Fun Fest & Kid’s Fishing Day; Anderson. Activities for all ages: 8am fun run/walk, info booths, stage performances & free fishing for children under 16. Volunteers help with fishing (limited gear avail.). All ages. 9am-3pm. Free. KC Grove, Anderson River Park, (530)378-6656. Babysitter Training; Redding. American Red Cross Babysitter’s course for ages 11-15. For both those who are new to babysitting, & who are looking to expand or polish their babysitting skills. 8am-5pm. $50, pre-reg. Redding Aquatic Center. (530)225-4095. Bass Day 2013; Palo Cedro. NorCal BASSIX Bass Day features clinics, performances & product demos, & an evening concert featuring bassist Juan Alderete from The Mars Volta. All ages. Free admission 126pm; 7pm concert, $10. Music Max, 9472 Cedro Ln. (530)547-7070. Cardboard Box Fort-Building Contest; Redding. Families or role models & children build a “fort” using cardboard boxes, duct tape & water-based paint (provided). A fun, creative activity for boys & girls ages 3+. Awards & prizes for Most Creative, Most Colorful, & Biggest Fort. 2-4pm. Free, reg by 4/17. Home Depot parking lot, 1200 Churn Creek Rd. (530)209-5661.

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Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Two sessions. Ages 0-7 (“Tiny Tots,” older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 12-2pm. See the 6th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 5th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9-11pm. See the 6th. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 6th.

21 Entertainment on 2 Stages by Local Artists Including Redding School of the Arts

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BUTTE COUNTY

Sweet Repeats Kids’ Consignment Sale; Chico. Final day of seasonal 3-day infant, children, teen & maternity consignment sale. Offers North State families a great way to buy & sell high-quality, gently-used items. Today 10am-2pm. Free admission & parking. Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. (530)636-2448. Wildflower Show & Native Plant Sale; Chico. Celebrate California Native Plant Week by viewing over 200 species of native plants collected by Mount Lassen Chapter California Native Plant Society members. Includes varieties from Butte, Glenn, Tehama & Plumas counties. 12-4pm. Free (suggested donation $4). CARD Center, 545 Vallombrosa. (530)342-7645.

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Shasta College Youth Symphony Concert; Redding. The concert includes various groupings of students in Suzuki pieces accompanied by the youth symphony, a double harp work accompanied by guitar, other youth orchestra large works, & surprising string orchestra music. All ages. 3:15pm. $3. Shasta College Theatre, 11555 Old Oregon Trail. (530)242-7730. Weekend Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Bring friends for exercise & fun! All ages. Sat/Sun, 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. Yarns At The Library; Redding. Ages 9 & up are invited to bring a knitting or crocheting project to work on – get advice from a pro & have fun! 1pm. Free. Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Fish Feeding At Turtle Bay; Redding. Daily at 10:30am. See the 7th. A Walk Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9-11pm unlimited bowling.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Argentine Tango Classes For Beginners; Dunsmuir. Learn Argentine tango dancing basics; it’s quite different from ballroom dancing. No partner or exp. needed. Ages 15 & up. 1st & 3rd Sun,1:30pm. Free, donations collected for animal rescue & spay/neuter assistance. Brown Trout Gallery, 5841Sacramento Ave. (530)235-0235. Paper Bouquets Class; Mt. Shasta. Create a beautiful, long-lasting bouquet of flowers made of handmade paper. Ages 7-adult. 1-3:30pm. $12, all materials supplied; pre-reg so materials can be prepared for you. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. The Boys From Syracuse Final Performance; Weed. A story of mistaken identities & the havoc that ensues; this musical is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. All ages. 2pm. See the 12th. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. “Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for preschoolers. Free! 9-10am. See the 7th.

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Homemade Art Supplies. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. Today 3:305:30pm. See the 1st. Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Fun ongoing hands-on science enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES SISKIYOU COUNTY

Preschool Storytime; McCloud. Features stories, healthy food tasting, & crafts. 10-11am. Free. McCloud Elementary School Library. (530)964-3250. Raising Emotionally Healthy Children Classes; Mt. Shasta. In this 3-part series, learn about children’s emotional needs & how to meet them to build a foundation for future success. Includes dinner & childcare. Mondays, 4/22-5/6, 5:30-7:30pm. Class held at United Methodist Church, 312 W. Alma St. Free, by pre-reg thru Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, (530)926-1400. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Open Play & Parent Social; Mt. Shasta. Little ones & their caregivers can explore & play in a creative & educational environment. Mons, 10:30am-12pm. Free. See the 1st.

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Childbirth Preparation Series; Chico. Highly trained nurse instructors help prepare you for birth, newborn care & breastfeeding. Promotes personal choices, includeing breathing & relaxation techniques & pain management options. W, 6-8pm, 4/23- 5/21. $125/couple, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Ed. Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite #120. (530)332-3970. Play Chess!; Chico. Learn to play chess with Chico Library teen volunteers. All ages welcome! 3:305pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library; Stories, songs & crafts for ages 3-5. 10am & 11am. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. The Mom Spot; Paradise. Support for moms of children ages 5 & under, & pregnant moms. Enjoy a hot

SUMMER CAMP

June 17-21, July 8-12 & August 5-9

Guitar Hero; Redding Library. Kids rock out on a virtual stage playing guitar in this music video game. Geared for teens, but all kids welcome. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Preschool Page Turners; Redding Library. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy a special storytime, craft & music. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:3011:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Teen Advisory Board Meeting; Redding. Teens may join the Redding Library Teen Advisory Board. Members help choose books & give their input about activities

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High School Power Tumble; Redding. Utilizes rod floor, tumble-trak & trampoline to enhance tumbling skills for cheer & gymnastics. 7-8pm. $50/mo. G-Force Gymnastics, 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Monday Open Gyms; Redding. 2 age sessions: “Tiny Tots” ages 0-5 (older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 12+: 6-7pm. See the 1st. Positively Girls Club; Redding. Girls ages 9-15 make friends, learn new things & grow positively. 6-8pm. Free. See the 8th. Baby Bookworms; Redding Library. For infants & toddlers ages 6mos-2½yrs, with their caregiver. 10:30am. Free. See the 1st. Positively Girls Club; Redding. Girls ages 9-15 get to know each other & their community through talk, activities & field trips. 6-8pm. Free. See the 8th. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 11-6pm. See the 1st.

breakfast, socialize, listen to a speaker & make quality crafts. On-site childcare for ages 5 & under. 9-11:30am. $10/annual reg; $2/event donation. Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Rd. (530)877-7069. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Float, Fly & Flip Crafts. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. Today 3:30-5:30pm. See the 1st. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Choosing Quality Childcare. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 2nd. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 2nd. Games & Puzzles! Toddler Activities; Chico. Handson enrichment activities involving games & puzzles for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 2nd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Teens; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tue 6-7:30pm & Sat 10am. See the 2nd. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

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& library policies that affect teens. Grades 9-12. 6pm. Free, by application. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-7, older siblings welcome. M/Tu/Th/F/ Sa, 11am-12pm. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 2nd. Chess Group; Redding. Learn to play or practice playing games of chess; instructors facilitate. Ages youth & adult. 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 2nd. G-Force Gymnastics Tues Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5), 4-4:45pm. Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), 4-5pm; Urban Flips (age 10+), free-run/parkour, 7-8pm. See the 2nd. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 2nd. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Research your family history with assistance from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. 10am12pm. See the 2nd. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 2nd. Triple P Parenting Classes; Redding. Six-week parenting education program, join anytime. 5:306:30pm. Free. See the 2nd.

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Framework For Understanding Poverty Workshop; Yreka. Differences in economic cultures affect opportunities for success. Learn to address & reduce poverty in a comprehensive way. Light breakfast & lunch provided. For adults. Reg 8:30am; conference 9am-3pm. Free. Miner’s Inn, 122 W. Miner St. (530)926-5927. Messy Play!; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 2-5 explore & learn how things work in the world through tactile play, squishing, painting, pouring & rolling. Today features “Paper Mache & Goop.” 10:30-11:30am. Free. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Children get creative aboard a school bus converted to an art studio! Ages 9 & up (or younger w/parent) paint, make prints, & work with clay, collage & more. Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm (except school holidays). Free. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mount Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)859-2309. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 2nd. Busy Bees Sewing Club; Mt Shasta. Children ages 4-6 create sewing projects & develop hand-eye coordination. Great for preschools or homeschoolers. 1-2pm. See the 2nd. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 2nd. Kids Aikido Class; Mt. Shasta. Playful setting. Ages 6-12. Tuesdays, 5:15-6pm. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

School Readiness Playgroup; Los Molinos. Fun & educational playgroup for ages birth-5yrs. 1011:30am. See the 2nd.

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WEDNESDAY BUTTE COUNTY

Children’s Storytime; Oroville. Enjoy songs, stories, music & craft activities. Ages 3-5yrs. 11am-12pm. Free. Oroville Library Meeting Room, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come enjoy wonderful stories. All ages invited. 11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494.


GOING PLACES APRIL Storyworld! Book Club; Chico. Book Club for ages under 12 years. Wed, 3:30pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2726. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Polymer Clay Sculpture. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. Today 3:30-5:30pm. See the 1st. Babies Love Books; Chico Branch Library. Share stories, bounces & songs with your little one, 0-18mos. Two sessions: 9:30am & 10:30am. See the 3rd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd. Pencils & Scissors! Toddler Activities; Chico. Ongoing hands-on enrichment activities using pencils & scissors, for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 3rd.

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Drop-in Youth Basketball Open Gym; Anderson. Free, supervised program open to youth grades 6-12. W, 6:30-8:30pm, thru 5/29. Anderson Middle School, 1646 Ferry St. (530)378-6656. Family Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. Families create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school activity. $4/family. Weds,11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Movie Mania; Redding Library. Free family movie & popcorn in the library’s Storytelling Arena. Features children’s titles, most rated G, some PG. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Come join the fun, with stories, songs, & games too! 11:30am-12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818. Take Back The Night; Redding. Sexual assault awareness event featuring information booths from community partners, VOICES Against Family Violence survivor testimonials, & a candlelight awareness

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES march. For mature audiences. 6-8pm. Free. The Atrium at Market St. Promenade, 1670 Market St. (530)2444767 ext 211. Toddler Storytime; Redding. Join special guest & storyteller extraordinaire Linda Boyden at this monthly storytime event. Sing songs with musical guest Paul Boyden on guitar. All ages. 10am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Discipline That Works; Redding. Free program for fathers, mothers & all adults taking care of children. Free; professional childcare offered. Weds, 6-7:30pm,year-round. See the 3rd. G-Force Gymnastics Wed Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5), 6-6:45pm; Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), 6-7pm; & Middle school power tumble; 7-8pm. See the 3rd. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn to research your family history with help from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. W/Sat, 1-4pm. See the 3rd.

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Puppets, Stories & Songs For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 0-5 & their caregiver enjoy fun stories, singing to live music, & a puppet show on the last Wed monthly. 10:30am. Mt. Shasta Community Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031. Storytime at Dunsmuir Library; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages (infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:304:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Transitions Through Power Struggles Workshop; Happy Camp. Struggling with getting your child to go to bed, pick up toys, or do homework? Learn to tell if the resistance is normal or defiant, & learn skills for overcoming power struggles with children. Includes

dinner & childcare. 5:30-7:30pm. Free, by pre-reg. Happy Camp Family Resource Center, 38 Parkway Rd. (530)493-5117. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 3rd. Ballroom Dance For Parkinson’s; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 12-1pm. See the 3rd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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BUTTE COUNTY

After-School Storytime; Chico. Stories & crafts for ages 6-9yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market; Chico. Certified farmers market featuring fresh produce, cut flowers, delicious food, arts & crafts, & more. Tonight’s entertainment includes: Chico Creek Dance Centre, Jeff Pershing Band, Kyle Williams, Bob McDaniel, balloon clown & Seamless Magic. 6-9pm. Broadway at 2nd & 5th Sts. (530)345-6500. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For those who love to knit & crochet – bring your projects. All ages.12pm. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Preschool Storytime At Durham Library. Toddlers & preschoolers enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Cloisonné Eggs. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. Today 3:30-5:30pm. See the 1st. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 2nd.

Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. 1-4pm. Free. See the 4th. Creative Art Activities! Preschool Time; Chico. Ongoing hands-on art activities designed for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 4th. How To Succeed In business Without Really Trying Musical; Chico. Upbeat score & loads of humor make it an audience favorite. All ages. 7:30pm. See the 20th. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for mothers of children of all ages.10:30am-12pm. See the 4th. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Anderson Farmers Market; Anderson. Farm-fresh produce & handmade crafts & goods. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine! Shasta Outlets, 1699 Hwy. 273. (530)357-4314. Anderson Library Storytime. Children of all ages enjoy stories, a craft, music & stickers. 3:30pm. All ages. Free. 3200 W. Center St. (530)365-7685. Little Movers & Shakers; Redding Library. Themed interactive parent-child class for ages 3-5. Stories, music, movement & healthy snacks. Two sessions: 10am & 11am. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. QuickBooks For Business Success Workshop; Redding. Free (by pre-reg) workshop teaches skills for managing the financial growth of your business. 8am5pm, includes light breakfast & lunch. Red Lion Hotel, 1830 Hilltop Dr. Info: (888)847-9946. Thankful Thursday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Bring in a non-perishable food item for charity & your ceramics painting studio fee is free. 11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638.

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GOING PLACES APRIL Thriving Thursdays; Redding Library. Crafts & interactive games for school age children. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. “Accelerate” Youth Leadership Group; Redding. For high school students. Thurs, 4-6pm thru April. See the 4th. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Children & Teens Grief Support Groups; Redding. For children grieving any death loss. Ages 6-18yrs & parents/grandparents. See the 4th. G-Force Gymnastics Thurs Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5), 4-4:45pm; Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), 4-5pm. See the 4th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 2nd. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:30-6:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 4th. Kindermusik & Ukulele With Lyra; Redding. A fun & musical time for families. 7-7:45pm. See the 4th. Little Explorers: Frogs; Redding. Celebrate Frog Month! Activities & stories for ages 2-5 & their caregivers. 10am. See the 4th. YogaFit For Teens; Anderson. For grades 7-12. Relaxing, energizing & fun. 5-6pm. See the 4th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Family Fun Night; McCloud. Bring the family for an Earth Day celebration. Includes crafts & dinner. 5:307:30pm. Free. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. Reading Readiness Program; Mt. Shasta. The library’s newest program! This half-hour parentwith-child (ages 3-6) interactive class with Truely Hutchinson presents stories, poems, music & activities designed to inspire & develop pre-reading skills. Th, 10:30am. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031.

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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Children get creative aboard a school bus converted to an art studio! Ages 9 & up (or younger w/parent) paint, make prints, & work with clay, collage & more. Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm (except school holidays). Free. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mount Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)859-2309. Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 4th. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 4th. School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Fun & educational playgroup for ages birth-5yrs. 1011:30am. See the 4th.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Playtime At Gridley Library. Playtime fun for children of all ages, with their parent or caregiver. 10am. 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323. Stories, Songs & Crafts At Paradise Library. Bring little ones ages 3-5 to enjoy stories & craft making, & songs too! 11-11:45am. 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Seussical The Musical; Chico. A fantastical musical extravaganza. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos. A tale of friendship, family &

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community. All ages. 7:30pm. Presale tix $15.50$18.50, benefits Wings of Eagles, helping families of critically ill children. Center For Arts, 1475 East Ave. (1-800)722-4522. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Still Life Drawing. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. Today 2-5pm. See the 1st. Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 5th. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 5th. How To Succeed In business Without Really Trying Musical; Chico. Upbeat score & loads of humor make it an audience favorite. All ages. 7:30pm. See the 20th. Kids In Motion–Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 5th. Nature & Me Pre-School Class; Chico. Children ages 2-5 & their parents explore the world of nature with zoology, botany, geography & history. 10:30am. See the 5th. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. Call for new times. Free. See the 5th. Teen Night At Cal Skate; Chico. All ages. 4 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 5th. Toddler Fun! Playtime; Chico. Ongoing child-led hands-on fun toddlers & their caregivers. Be the teacher while following your child’s lead. M-F, 10am5pm. See the 5th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 5th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Fiddler On The Roof Musical; Redding. Enjoy a live performance of the musical that’s captured hearts world-over. Featuring professional regional talent, its heart-warming score includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” & “Sunrise, Sunset.” 7pm. All ages. $10-$25. Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market St. (530)243-8877.

Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Kids have fun painting from 11-8pm. Studio fee $3.50/child 12 & under, $4.50/teens & adults. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Shasta College Dance Festival; Redding. Showcases dance & the creative spirit in collaborative works of choreographers & dancers from Shasta College dance classes & dance club, & guests from Redding City Ballet & the community. All ages. 7:30pm. $5$7. Shasta College Theatre, 11555 Old Oregon Trail. (530)242-7730. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games. Ages 10-17. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Baby Play & Learn Class; Redding. Instructor-led class for new moms, dads & caregivers of babies ages birth-12mos. Free. See the 5th. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 5th. Family Fun Night At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Rent a lane & bring family & friends for a night of bowling fun! 6:30-8:30pm. See the 5th. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 5th. Frolickin’ Frogs Mommy & Me Tumbling Class; Redding. Child & adult participation class for ages 1830mos. 11-11:45am. 1st class free. See the 5th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 5th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 5th. Toddler Tales Storytime At Redding Library. Enjoy stories, music & crafts in the children’s story room. Ages 1½-3yrs. 10:30-11:30am. Ask about playing the Wee Read game! 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.


GOING PLACES APRIL SISKIYOU COUNTY

Friday Art Walk; Mt. Shasta. Enjoy receptions, original art & prints at six participating galleries in downtown Mt Shasta from 4-8pm. Stupendous Sewing Club; Mt. Shasta. Girls & boys ages 7-9 have fun learning hand sewing. Progresses to machine sewing & pattern making. 3:30-4:30pm. See the 5th. Painting With Aleks Balos; Mt. Shasta. Learn painting & sketching using variety of mediums. Teens & adults; all skill levels. 3 sessions: Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm & 3:30-6:30pm. See the 5th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 4th.

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Art Show & Auction Benefit; Chico. For the whole family. Art show features works donated by local artists & art by local children. View 2-7pm; Reception 4-7pm w/raffle, refreshments & silent auction of art. Benefits the Butte Co. Child Abuse Prevention Council. Chico Art Center, 450 Orange St. (530)519-4248. Craft Fair; Paradise. Many vendors featuring handmade art, crafts, food & more. Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway. Family Hike & Trailside Picnic; Chico. Geared for families with children of all ages, naturist & environmental educator Jeremy Miller shares games, activities & natural history lore during this stroll through lower Bidwell Park. 10-11:30am. $10/person; pre-reg suggested (max 20). Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E 8th Ave. (530)891-4671. Gold Nugget Days; Paradise. Family fun! Commemorates the discovery of the 54lb Magalia Nugget. Today: parade (12pm) children’s costume contest (2pm), “tent city” mining re-enactment, barbecue & more. Free (except food). 12pm-2pm. Gold Nugget Museum, 502 Pearson Rd. (530)872-8722. Jazz X-Pressions Concert; Chico. A night of music expression featuring music created by members of CSU, Chico’s Jazz X-Press. All ages. 7:30pm. Adult: $6-$15. Harlen Adams Theater, 400 West First St. (530)898-5739. Kids’ Build & Grow Clinic At Lowe’s; Chico. Kids build a project using wood, & upon completion take home an apron, goggles, project-themed patch & certificate of merit. Ages 5+. Free. 10am, reg ahead, space limited. 2350 Forest Ave. (530)895-5130. Open House at Chico Montessori Children’s House; Chico. Families are invited to see the classrooms & play yard, meet the teachers, find out about Montessori & sign up for the summer and/or fall programs. For children 3-5 years & their parents. 9:3011:30am. Free. Chico Montessori Children’s House, 814 Glenn St. (530) 342-5518. Saturday Night Nugget Fever; Paradise. The Wild Humorist Mark Twain, comes to Paradise to examine the gold nugget & impart his wisdom in the matter... The Boogie Band opens. All ages. 7pm. $15/adult, special rate for children. Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Rd. (530)872-8722. Seussical The Musical; Chico. A fantastical musical extravaganza. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of friendship, family & community as Horton the elephant discovers a speck of dust containing Whos. All ages. 7:30pm. Presale tix $15.50-$18.50, benefits Wings of Eagles, helping families of critically ill children. Center For Arts, 1475 East Ave. (1-800)722-4522. StoryTail Tutors; Chico. Free reading program for beginning readers, struggling readers & reluctant readers. Read to trained, certified therapy dogs at the library. Ages 5-11. 2pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Storytime fun. All ages welcome. 2pm. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494.

Yo-Yo Club Practice; Chico. Have fun learning the yo-yo. Free lessons & practice. 12-2pm. Meet in Diamond Alley behind Bird in Hand, 320 Broadway. (530)893-0545. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. All ages/ abilities welcome. 10-12am. See the 6th. Chico Certified Farmers Market; Chico. 7:30am-1pm year-round at 2nd & Wall St. See the 6th. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 6th. How To Succeed In business Without Really Trying Musical; Chico. Upbeat score & loads of humor make it an audience favorite. All ages. 7:30pm. See the 20th. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Teens; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tue 6-7:30pm & Sat 10am. See the 2nd. Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under–strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 6th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 5th.

SHASTA COUNTY

A Walk With Turtle Bay’s Horticulture Manager; Redding. Bring notebooks & cameras for this participant-driven program. Make your way through Turtle Bay’s Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants! 10:30am. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. West Garden entrance, 1100 Arboretum Dr. (530)242-3178. Drug Drop Off Event; Redding. Safely dispose of prescription drugs. Remove pills from containers & place in a zip-type bag. Syringes, liquids, inhalers or creams not accepted. 10am-2pm. Mt. Shasta Mall, Sears Parking Lot, Hilltop Dr. Info: (530)245-6858. Gnarly Neon 5K; Redding. Fun 5k event will leave you looking like you got in a color fight with thousands of your newest friends! Starts 9am; runners, walkers, skippers & hoppers leave every 15min. Crazy costumes are encouraged! $35/adults, $25/ kids, benefits children & adults with developmental disabilities. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)225-4105. Kids’ Build & Grow Clinic At Lowe’s; Redding. Give your child the opportunity to say, “I built it!” Participants create a fun project & receive an apron, goggles, project-themed patch & certificate of merit upon completion. Ages 5+. Free. 10am, pre-reg, limited space. 1200 E Cypress Ave. (530) 351-0181. Love Your Pet Expo; Anderson. Where pets bring their two-legged friends for some fun! Demos, crafts, pet contests, samples, exhibits, games & lively charity auction, plus pet adoptions, low-cost heartworm testing, vaccines, micro chipping & pet registration. 10am-3pm. Free (donations welcome). Shasta Fairgrounds 1890 Briggs St. (530)347-1616.

At the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson, get advice from the “Therapist” at the Love Your Pet Expo, a special day for both two- and four-legged guests, with activities, info booths, contests, a pet photo show and more. See the 27th (Shasta County).

Roots & Shoots; Redding. In this Jane Goodall youth program, help check out wildlife in the Turtle Bay area, including the Turtle Bay eaglets. All ages. Free. Bring water & snacks. Meet 9am at the parking lot near the monolith at Turtle Bay, 840 Sundial Bridge. Call to confirm. (530)3471687. Saturday Afternoon Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Meet your friends for fun & exercise. All ages. 122:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. Shasta College Dance Festival; Redding. Showcases dance & the creative spirit in collaborative works of choreographers & dancers from Shasta College dance classes & dance club, & guests from Redding City Ballet & the community. All ages. 2pm & 7:30pm. $5$7. Shasta College Theatre, 11555 Old Oregon Trail. (530)242-7730. Susie Glaze & the Hilonesome Band Concert; Redding. Oaksong Music Society presents the criticallyacclaimed bluegrass vocalist & newgrass Americana folk-fusion quintet. All ages. 8pm. Tix at The Music Connection, 3086 Bechelli Lane. All ages. 8pm. $20. Prilgrim Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd. (530)223-2040. Shasta Living Streets/Family Biking Day; Redding. Be part of an “inside-out” parade: kids, families & activity groups become a day-long parade together as they dance, walk, bike, run or skate the open street & enjoy activities along Park Marina Dr. & part of Cypress

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Ave., then enjoy more Whole Earth & Watershed Festival activates at City Hall (see listing below). 10-4pm. Turtle Bay Honors The Whole Earth & Watershed Festival; Redding. Turtle Bay Exploration Park offers special $5 entry today. Visit the Forestry Learning Center & learn about the role forests play, the fragile state of our planet, & how individuals & communities can work together to help the Earth thrive. 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Walk On The Wild Side Animal Show; Redding. Watch a hawk fly overhead, meet a porcupine, & see how fast a badger can dig! Fun-filled educational experience showcases natural behaviors of wildlife. Tue-Sun, 11am & 12pm; thru 9/3. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Weekend Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Bring friends for exercise & fun! All ages. Sat/Sun, 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. Whole Earth & Watershed Festival; Redding. Over 100 exhibitors, hands-on activities & prizes for all ages, young children’s zone, live music, presentations, art show & food. Stop by the North State Parent Booth for hands-on fun! 10am-4pm. Free. Redding City Hall & Sculpture Park, 777 Cypress Ave. & along Marina Dr. (530)243-2403.ext. 303. Fiddler On The Roof Musical; Redding. Enjoy a live performance of the musical that’s captured hearts world-over. Today 2pm & 7pm. All ages. See the 26th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am12:30pm. See the 6th. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn to research your family history with help from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. W/Sat, 1-4pm. See the 6th. Kids On Wheels Skate Session; Redding. 1011:30pm. See the 6th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Two sessions. Ages 0-7 ( “Tiny Tots,” older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 12-2pm. See the 6th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 5th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 6th. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 6th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. Learn to dance the waltz, salsa, swing, tango, quickstep, foxtrot, cha-cha & more; open dance practice party after. All ages/levels welcome. 2nd & 4th Sats, 7-10pm. $7/lesson-only or $10/full evening. Mt. Shasta Recreation & Parks, Dudes & Daises Bldg., 1350 Nixon Rd. (415)215-2652. www.northstateparent.com • April 2013

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Oklahoma Musical Final Performance; Red Bluff. Come enjoy this classic musical presented by high school students. 2pm. $5/general, $10/reserved. Mercy High School, 233 Riverside Way. (530)5278313.

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MONDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Earth Clay. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. Today 3:305:30pm. See the 1st. Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Fun ongoing hands-on science enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY Bring family and friends to Redding to experience the jubilant Fiddler on the Roof Musical, known for its heart-warming songs and story of hope, love and acceptance. See the 26th and 27th. Photo: Michael Burke Photography.

Edible Forest Gardening Workshop; Mt Shasta. Author Deborha d’Arms shares how to create your own low-maintenance edible ecosystem with edible perennial plants, shrubs & trees. Ages 10 & up. 10am-12pm. Free, bring chair. Spring Hill Nursery & Gardens, 1234 Nixon Rd. (530)926-2565. Friday Night Madness; McCloud. Activities for youth in grades 6-12. Bring friends & meet new friends. Snacks provided. 6-10pm. See the 5th. Painting With Aleks Balos; Mt. Shasta. Learn painting & sketching using variety of mediums. Teens & adults; all skill levels. 3 sessions: Fri 1-4 or Sat 123pm & 3:30-6:30pm. See the 5th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Oklahoma Gala Night; Red Bluff. Meet the cast, & enjoy champagne & hors d’oeuveres at 6pm, followed by a 7pm showing of the much-loved Oklahoma musical performed by high school students. $20. Mercy High School, 233 Riverside Way. (530)5278313. Frontier Village Farmer’s Market; Red Bluff. Yearround certified market. 8am-1pm, rain or shine. See the 6th. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 4th.

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SUNDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Chico Childflower Ride & Bike Rodeo; Chico & Durham. The Childflower is a 12-mile flat bike ride & kids’ bike skills rodeo (at the Durham rest stop at 6 miles). Teaches bike skills & safety through fun challenges. Parents encouraged but not required to ride with their children. Geared for ages 5-12; all are welcome. 9am12pm. $15/rider. Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. (530)343-8356. Chico Wildflower Century; Chico. Regularly in Bicycling magazine’s Top Ten Century list, options include: The Wildcat 125 (miles!) & new Wildcat 100 (all hills), the traditional Wildflowers (65 or 100) or the Flatflowers (30 or 60). Childflower children’s ride listed separately above. $75/rider. Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. (530)343-8356. Seussical The Musical; Chico. A fantastical musical extravaganza. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos. A tale of friendship, family & community. All ages. 2pm. Presale tix $15.50$18.50, benefits Wings of Eagles, helping families of critically ill children. Center For Arts, 1475 East Ave. (1-800)722-4522.

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Sunday At The Museum; Paradise. Family fun! Enjoy food, music & a time to relax after the big events of Gold Nugget Days. Hoagie lunches for sale, live music, gold panning, “tent city” mining re-enactment , blacksmithing & friendly faces. Free 12pm-4pm. Gold Nugget Museum, 502 Pearson Rd. (530)872-8722. How To Succeed In business Without Really Trying Musical; Chico. Upbeat score & loads of humor make it an audience favorite. All ages. Today 2pm. See the 20th.

PLACER COUNTY

Yomen: A Spring Celebration; Roseville. Celebrate & experience California Indian culture with your family. Opening blessing, tribal dance groups, traditional art & craft demos, native storytelling, indian hand games, guided historic site tours & children’s activities. Vendor booths & foods, including Indian tacos. Free admission. 10am-3pm. Maidu Museum & Historic Site, 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr. (916)774-5934.

SHASTA COUNTY

Pizza & Pumps Fundraiser; Anderson. All-ages fun includes a family “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event, celebrity pizza-making contest, live music, bounce house, face painting, kids’ pizza-making, petting zoo & food specials. 12-5pm. Free entry. Raises funds for Shasta Women’s Refuge & Family Justice Center. Mary’s Pizza Shack, Shasta Outlets. (530)243-8868. Walk On The Wild Side Animal Show; Redding. Watch a hawk fly overhead, meet a porcupine, & see how fast a badger can dig! Fun-filled educational experience showcases natural behaviors of wildlife. Tue-Sun, 11am & 12pm; thru 9/3. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Weekend Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Get exercise & enjoy skating fun. All ages. Sat/Sun, 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. Fish Feeding At Turtle Bay; Redding. Daily at 10:30am. See the 7th. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9-11pm unlimited bowling. See the 7th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Make a Mother’s Day Gift; Mt. Shasta. Choose from a selection of easy make-&-take crafts. All materials supplied. Ages 8-adult. 1-3pm. $12-15, pre-reg so materials can be prepared. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. “Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for preschoolers. Free! 9-10am. See the 7th.

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High School Power Tumble; Redding. Utilizes rod floor, tumble-trak & trampoline to enhance tumbling skills for cheer & gymnastics. 7-8pm. $50/mo. G-Force Gymnastics, 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)2274831. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 11-6pm. See the 1st. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Monday Open Gyms; Redding. 2 age sessions: “Tiny Tots” ages 0-5 (older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 12+: 6-7pm. See the 1st. Positively Girls Club; Redding. Girls ages 9-15 make friends, learn new things & grow positively. 6-8pm. Free. See the 8th. Baby Bookworms; Redding Library. For infants & toddlers ages 6mos-2½yrs, with their caregiver. 10:30am. Free. See the 1st. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 11-6pm. See the 1st. Positively Girls Club; Redding. Girls ages 9-15 get to know each other & their community through talk, activities & field trips. 6-8pm. Free. See the 8th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Preschool Storytime; McCloud. Features stories, healthy food tasting, & crafts. 10-11am. Free. McCloud Elementary School Library. (530)964-3250. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Open Play & Parent Social; Mt. Shasta. Little ones & their caregivers can explore & play in a creative & educational environment. Mons, 10:30am-12pm. Free. See the 1st.

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TUESDAY

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Play Chess!; Chico. Learn to play chess with Chico Library teen volunteers. All ages welcome! 3:30-5pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library; Stories, songs & crafts for ages 3-5. 10am & 11am. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Earth Clay. Ages 5-16 are taught by professional art instructor. Today 3:30-5:30pm. See the 1st. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Breastfeeding . For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 2nd. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 2nd. Games & Puzzles! Toddler Activities; Chico. Handson enrichment activities involving games & puzzles for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 2nd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Homeschoolers; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tu, W & Th, 1-2:30pm. See the 2nd. Painting & Drawing Lessons For Teens; Chico. Professional art lessons in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Tue 6-7:30pm & Sat 10am. See the 2nd.

Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Guitar Hero; Redding Library. Kids can rock out on a virtual stage playing guitar in this music video game. Geared for teens, but all kids welcome. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Preschool Page Turners; Redding Library. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy a special storytime, craft & music. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:3011:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-7, older siblings welcome. M/Tu/Th/F/ Sa, 11am-12pm. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Anderson Teen Center Drop-In; Anderson. Tutoring & activities for grades 7-12. Tu/Th, 3-7pm, Wed, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 2nd. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri 6pm. See the 2nd. Chess Group; Redding. Learn to play or practice playing games of chess; instructors facilitate. Ages youth & adult. 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 2nd. G-Force Gymnastics Tues Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5), 4-4:45pm. Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), 4-5pm; Urban Flips (age 10+), free-run/parkour, 7-8pm. See the 2nd. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 2nd. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Research your family history with assistance from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. 10am12pm. See the 2nd. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 2nd. Triple P Parenting Classes; Redding. Six-week parenting education program, join anytime. 5:306:30pm. Free. See the 2nd. Walk On The Wild Side Animal Show; Redding. Fun-filled educational experience showcases natural behaviors of wildlife. Tue-Sun, 11am & 12pm. See the 27th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Messy Play!; Mt. Shasta. Today features “ Painting Projects.” Children ages 2-5 explore & learn how things work in the world through tactile play, squishing, painting, pouring & rolling. 10:30-11:30am. Free. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Raising Confident Children Workshop; Dorris. In this workshop, learn to help your child develop self-respect, self-confidence, a positive attitude, selfdiscipline & an ability to resist negative influences. Includes dinner & childcare. 6-8pm. Free, by pre-reg. Butte Valley Community Resource Center, 232 S. Oregon St. (530)397-2273. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 2nd. Busy Bees Sewing Club; Mt Shasta. Children ages 4-6 create sewing projects & develop hand-eye coordination. Great for preschools or homeschoolers. 1-2pm. See the 2nd. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 2nd. Kids Aikido Class; Mt. Shasta. Playful setting. Ages 6-12. Tuesdays, 5:15-6pm. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm; Sun, 10am-12pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

School Readiness Playgroup; Los Molinos. Fun & educational playgroup for ages birth-5yrs. 1011:30am. See the 2nd.


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