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Volume 21 - Issue 5 February 2013 Index: 6 Be the Change:

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What to Do When Your Child Cheats

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16 Symphony Invites Youth Bust a Mood – Strategies to & Parents to Hear Young North State Musicians Calm a Child’s Beastly Frame of Mind 18 Help! My Child Isn’t Learning By Michele Ranard, M.Ed. By Carolyn Warnemuende

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20 Keeping Your Child’s Spice Up Your Love Life Love For Writing with Flavorful Local Cuisine (Not Texting!) Alive By Desiree Gonzalez By Linda Morgane 10 Then And Now: 22 Family Events Calendar What School Nurses Do By Carolyn Warnemuende 28 Childcare Directory 13 Healthy Teeth, Bright Smiles: Local Dentists Share Bite-Sized Tips

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1-800-500-6747 or (530) 926-1287 Publisher: Pamela Newman pn@northstateparent.com Editor: Lisa Shara lisa@northstateparent.com Assistant to the Publisher: Darla Mazariegos Proofreader: Georgia Toms Calendar Editor: Lisa Shara calendar@northstateparent.com Sales: Kim Roberson kim@northstateparent.com Tina McDermott tina@northstateparent.com For Billing Questions: billing@northstateparent.com Production and Graphics: Marc Schrievers graphics@northstateparent.com Contributing Writers: Carolyn Warnemuende Desiree Gonzalez Lisa Shara Linda Morgan Michele Ranard, M.Ed. Mailing Address: North State Parent PO Box 1602, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067-1602 Main Office: 310 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd.

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ear Readers,

A new year has arrived and it’s time to gain some much-needed momentum for ordinary and even extraordinary tasks! Time to wax the floor, clean the desk, reorganize files, clear out the old and bring in the new! Time to eat more blueberries, walk the dog (no matter how cold it is) and remember to share something beautiful with those you love. With our double theme of Education & Health for this month’s issue, along with my avid interests in parenting and the study of emotional patterns we hold, lately I've been contemplating the topic of complaining. I have to admit I have been doing my own fair share! We all do it when we’re too tired, too full, too hungry, too hot, too old, too whatever … or especially when we are feeling unheard by our family, and especially our mate. Hearing our children complain can sometimes even make our skin crawl. Recently, while listening to my neighbor’s child complain, a little light bulb went off in my head, and I just had to stop and analyze the situation. I realized that we learn from a young age that complaining does usually get us attention, either positive OR negative. As adults, we

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continue our desire to be understood … and complaining often makes us feel like someone will sympathize with us and validate our position no matter what our age. We can form life-long habits of this pattern (without realizing we are doing so) in our primal attempts to be understood. In truth, complaining typically brings about the opposite of what we are looking for. It’s too bad a buzzer and flashing lights don’t go off when we fall into this negative loop, alerting us to change the way we phrase things! That might motivate us into a healthier action zone, with big bold letters proclaiming: “I’m opting for personal responsibility!” Be well and enjoy learning,

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loria Cooper is an educator, project designer, and the “story lady” at Mt. Shasta Library. She brings the message of Christina Baldwin’s quote (above) to her work and relationships. “We need to wake up,” Gloria says. “There is a bigger part of us individually and as a society.” Her work revolves around assisting people to recognize that bigger, more authentic part of themselves, so in turn people can help society evolve to a higher degree of unity – one that connects us to life’s mystery. While Gloria brings her wisdom and knowledge to everyone she encounters, her deepest passion is in working with youth. “Her commitment to the well-being of youth is inspirational,” says Lori Crockett, Mt. Shasta Library employee. Gloria’s work with youth began when she was 14 and teaching piano lessons in Philadelphia where she was raised. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in education/humanities, she and her

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husband Ron, who worked as a mathematician on the NASA moon program, moved to Washington, DC where Gloria began teaching elementary school. After three years, they moved to Berkeley, CA where she taught in the Berkeley school system. Through her teaching, independent research, and a research project with the Ford Foundation, Gloria became aware of the number of middle school youth who felt disenfranchised and were even committing suicide. “As human beings, our nature is to bond,” says Gloria. “These children had insufficient bonding with their parents or with society. When a segment of society doesn’t have opportunity to bond, they are at risk.” In 1981, Gloria and Ron started New Age Academy, a private school in Berkeley. The school provided a way to empower youth, giving them an opportunity to bond, and giving Gloria an opportunity to continue her research. One of her goals was to discover why children opted out of life emotionally, intellectually, and physically through suicide. What she discovered was that they were malnourished on emotional and physical levels. New Age Academy was designed to serve the whole child. The school’s interior offered a relaxing environment reflecting nature, and provided intellectual stimulation through its academic program as well as emotional support through its teaching methods. A well-equipped kitchen allowed Ron, who served as the academy’s chef, to offer students nutritious meals. In this holistic environment, children thrived. “The purpose of our school was to help children transition from childhood to adulthood,” says Gloria. “Everyone needs a society behind them to support them.” She and Ron provided a segment of that society. The thread of Gloria’s life that had guided her from educator to educator/researcher next led her, in 2007, to Mt. Shasta and to envisioning and designing the Sophia Project, a virtual project she and Ron continue to work on together.

The project emerged from a message received from the children at New Age Academy: “We’re okay, you need to talk to the adults.” The Sophia Project plan contains elements needed to enhance the community’s ability to nourish the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual potential in youth so they can thrive in the 21st century. It is designed to provide and foster the principles and attributes necessary for optimal growth. A continuing step in Gloria's work has been volunteering with “Songs and Stories for Young People” events at the Mt. Shasta community library on Wednesday mornings. As well as telling traditional stories, Gloria uses sacred geometry (a term used by archaeologists, anthropologists and geometricians) in her interactions with the children and parents. She explains, “Sacred geometry is the language of the universe. I believe it is important to share this language with children as early as possible. The circle, the triangle and the square are included in the traditional stories and fairy tales I choose for story time.” “Gloria is a visionary,” says Crockett. “She sees potential everywhere and brings her wealth of wisdom, knowledge and compassion to everything she does.” Gloria’s vision is to create change in the world by assisting people to change themselves. “I want to inspire people to pursue their sacred relationship to themselves, each other, and the natural environment,” she says. “We must remember that our children are the evolutionary forefront of who we are becoming.” To contact Gloria Cooper, call (530) 926-9830. Ó Author Carolyn Warnemuende lives with her husband in Shasta County. Her passion for youth has been reflected in her careers and in the care she gives her grandchildren.


By Michele Ranard, M.Ed.

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Strategies to Calm a Child’s Beastly Frame of Mind “I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.” - P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters

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e all have moods. In childhood, there are those unicorn, rainbow, cotton candy and smiley ones. Then there are those beastly ones, such as meltdown mahem at Macy’s, bedtime blowups, and tantrums over tuna. Adolescents are also famous for occasionally getting their knickers in a twist… Behind every spirited child in distress is a parent secretly wishing to be sedated. Okay, the last statement may just be me, but sometimes the moods of our children shift so swiftly and fiercely from cheer to rage that we’re left dazed and confused.  

  Let’s explore some common “bad mood” triggers, and tips for how to avoid them.

Why Terrible Horrible Moods Happen to Good Children • Changes in routine. All parents get this intellectually, yet still we are caught off guard when our kids react to change with distress. “But you said we’d get ice cream right after school!” (Can you feel the power of those words like nails on a chalkboard?) WE think they must learn to go with the flow. THEY want predictable outcomes.

• Overstimulation. Too much of a good thing can be lovely … and it can be bad. Real bad. Noise, interference and stimulation in a child’s surroundings can cause increased irritability. And unfortunately, children often don’t realize it’s the ENVIRONMENT making them edgy and grumpy. • Exhaustion. Hello? Sleep deprivation makes children of all ages emotionally weird and less resilient. Teens especially must get enough shut-eye! • Tummies growlin’. The tricky part about cranky, hungry kids? They can be extremely resistant to acknowledg8 ing their hunger. You have to do the thinking for

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Bust A Mood – Strategies To Calm A Child’s Beastly Frame Of Mind them, and be armed with snacks - especially when away from home. • Growing pains. Yep, blame it on hormones. Physical and neurological growth can cause children to be moody. Let’s keep reminding each other about this one, deal? • Injustice. “Hey! Sophie got a bigger slice!” Even if Sophie didn’t get a more sizeable helping, your child’s perception that she did can trigger a nasty mood.  How to Bust a Mood Look to children’s literature. Sharing a book is one way to connect with kids in a discussion about moods. • Remember little Alexander from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst? Poor guy can’t even get away from his bad day when he settles down for the night. He bites his tongue, and the cat deserts him! But there is someone there to bust his mood. Fortunately he has a parent who reassures him that everyone has bad days. • Another book that combines a silly sense of humor with grouchy feelings is Big Rabbit’s Bad Mood by Ramona Badescu. The story shows that laughter is good medicine for monstrous bad moods.   Listen to the experts and their advice. Rick and Jan Hanson, authors of Mother Nurture, have excellent tips for easing sour moods: • One-on-one attention. Make sure your moody child is getting plenty of nurturance in the form of quality

attention for at least 20 minutes daily (ideally, more time than that). • Soak up the sunshine. Children need to build up a positive emotional memory so they can access those happy places internally when life isn’t going smoothly. Dr. Hanson suggests spending a few minutes at bedtime reviewing with your child all the things that make him feel good, and reminding him to savor those things. • Watch out for stress. Some moody kids have a hard time coping with stressors such as long days of childcare, overscheduling, and too-high expectations. While we can’t eliminate stress for kids, be a good model of coping. Reassure your child he doesn’t need to worry, and teach him strategies to calm himself. • Seek out objectivity. Frequently it helps to ask a teacher, family friend or counselor for an opinion about your child’s moods – is there a bully at school? Is it possible you are missing something? • Assess their diet. Think about whether your child is eating enough protein or too much sugar. Make sure he is offered nutritious meals, consider vitamins, and watch for symptoms of food allergies. • Take care of yourself. Don’t forget about your own needs for nurturance. Moody kids can add up to lots of stress in the home, so be sure to take good care of your own emotional well-being and your relationships.

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 Do not underestimate the power of rest. Bad moods hate a restful slumber. Are you getting enough rest to cope with a moody child? Do everything in your power to promote better sleep habits for you and your family – you need your energy and stamina for those terrible, no good days, and so does your child – sleep deprivation can adversely affect everyone’s mood. Ask your pediatrician or check out the National Sleep Foundation’s website to learn how many hours of sleep are recommended for your child’s various stages of development. For example, toddlers ages 1 to 3 need 12 to 14 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period, and preschoolers ages 3 to 5 need 11 to 13 hours. School-aged youth ages 5 to 10 need 10 to 11 hours, and during puberty and adolescence, getting about 9 hours of nightly sleep is recommended as essential. Sleep tips for families: • Emphasize need for a consistent sleep schedule and bedtime routine. • Make child’s bedroom conducive to sleep – dark, cool and quiet. • Keep TV and computers out of the bedroom. • Avoid caffeine at night: coffee, black tea, sodas and chocolate. Ó Writer Michele Ranard is passionate about partnering with parents to help kids succeed. She has a background in professional counseling and academic tutoring.

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or most of the 20 years we’ve been together, hubby and I have been parents. One reason I think we’ve made it this far is that rich or poor, we’ve made it a priority to go out occasionally for dinner or drinks without the kids. I’m lucky to work a day job with a steady pool of college students available as sitters, plus the grandparents live nearby. Both I and my husband have holiday birthdays that also coincide with two of the biggest date nights of the year: New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. These evenings have definitely required a strategy for procuring sitters and venues … here’s my sage advice: Since Cupid is lurking around the corner, schedule your sitter now (and have a backup). Recruit a trusted teen that is not yet dating (a sitter with his or her own transportation is a bonus). It helps to sweeten the deal with an extra hourly buck or two for “holiday pay.”

Moonstone Bistro in Redding features free range, organic and locally grown menu items, and proprietors Tanya and Ché Stedman take pride in offering unique, seasonal cocktails as well as an outstanding wine list. This year, Moonstone celebrates love with a special Valentine’s Day menu on February 14th, and a winemaker’s dinner later in the month featuring Kirk Venge of Venge Vineyards. “Our restaurant is small, but has different seating for individual preferences,” says Tanya. “Our booths are cozy and good for conversations, our banquette tables are perfect for couples, and our bar overlooks our very busy open kitchen, so you get dinner and a show!”

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Author Desiree Gonzalez works at Butte College and is married with two kids, ages 18 and 9. (Both kids have enjoyed their share of dining out with mom and dad.)

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Don’t wait to make Valentine’s Day reservations! Since this isn’t your average night out, and may be your first night out in a while, make it nice. I suggest two classy venues featuring California cuisine with a regional flair, offering meat, seafood and vegetarian options. Both restaurants are within the same price range (starters average $10 and main courses $20-30) and their menus are available online.

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Red Tavern has offered upscale cuisine in Chico for nearly 15 years, and is known for its use of organic and local produce. We spent our 5th anniversary there and loved it. New owners Mike and Kelly Vadney have kept things much the same, and in addition to new menu items they offer an array of special cocktails and an eclectic wine bar. What makes Red Tavern unique is not just its local organic haute cuisine, but also its beautiful patio, gorgeously lit at night, that offers two unique outdoor activities: a bocce ball court and a fire pit where guests can roast s’mores when the weather’s nice.

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What School Nurses Do

he history of school nursing reflects changes as vast as those in any other medical profession. It began with a single focus: keeping children in school. Today, nurses are responsible for more tasks than one can count on 10 fingers.

School nursing began in 1902, when public health nurse and reformer Lillian Wald persuaded the New York City Board of Health to hire her to keep children in school. At the time, epidemics were prevalent, especially in the poor areas of large cities. New York City faced a par-

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ticularly drastic situation. Many children were sent home from schools each day as a means of attempting to curtail the spread of disease. Lillian saw how this interfered with children’s education and observed that it did not help arrest contagions.

The model Lillian initiated was to treat children’s disorders at school and return them to class. By the 1950s and ‘60s, with better sanitary conditions and the development of vaccines and antibiotics, most epidemics had been abol11 ished. School nursing began to

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shift from a model of treating disease within schools, to health education and the prevention of illnesses. During that same era, new health and welfare programs emerged. The school nurse’s role expanded, and she recruited assistance from others in the educational system, as well as parents. Even students became involved in their own welfare. The 1970s brought further changes, including an extension of services to combat increases of drug-abuse related disorders, teenage pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. The 1975 passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act required that all children with physical and mental disabilities have access to free and appropriate education in the least restrictive educational setting. As schools be-

gan complying with the mandate, school nurses’ duties increased to an almost overwhelming degree. A school nurse today holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a state school nursing credential. She may have a master’s degree and be licensed as a public health nurse. She has children on her caseload whose needs range from mild conditions to serious physical, mental and social/emotional disorders. Regardless of severity, documentation on interventions with each child are kept and reported to show compliance at meeting each child’s needs. District and county school budget cuts have translated into fewer health services, while school nurse caseloads along with the number of schools she serves has increased.

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Teresa Evans, school nurse for Butte County Office of Education, works in nine schools, providing for special education students from preschool through age 22. Her caseload includes children with severe intellectual, physical and/or emotional challenges, as well as those with severe medical conditions. She serves children in the district’s autism program and its deaf and hard-of-hearing program. Kara Jones, school nurse for the North State Charter Joint Partnership Agreement (JPA), works with charter schools in the Redding area serving differently abled children mainstreamed into regular school classrooms. While some of her students don’t exhibit severe special needs,

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tuses required for tube feeding of severely challenged students. School nurses perform administrative duties including filling out state-mandated health forms, and writing mandated reports. They write health objectives for Individual Education Pro-

grams (IEPs) for special education or special needs students, and serve as advisors on IEP and Student Study Teams. Both Evans and Jones

coordinate and problem-solve with other county nurses, and serve as liaisons between the school and community health professionals. Your head may be swimming with the number of tasks a school nurse is required to perform beyond taking care of student injuries or illnesses during the day. Yet most of them carry out the functions of their jobs with grace and patience. “I like the diversity of my job,” says Jones. “I enjoy going from school to school and interfacing with both adults and children. I’m always learning new information.” Evans likes the power of teamwork. “It takes a team working together to help the children and families. It is gratifying when we can see the growth of our students as a result of our teamwork and parent involvement.” What are some challenges that school nurses face? Evans says, “Many of the parents I work with live below the

poverty line. Often they don’t have the resources to take care of their own physical and emotional needs, so they can’t be as attentive to the needs of their children.” Jones says, “We have a huge volume of students with serious health needs entering our mainstream classrooms. Teachers feel apprehensive about how to serve them, and nurses often feel they cannot adequately meet the needs of all the children and staff as well as they would like.” When a kindergarten child was asked what her school nurse does, she replied, “She looks at your eyes, ears, mouth and nose.” Many adults also think this is a school nurse’s role. Unless their child has a special health need, most people are unaware of the major responsibility a school nurse has in the school system today. Ó Author Carolyn Warnemuende, M.S. is a former special education teacher, family counselor, and behavior therapist. Her job was made easier because of the excellent services of school nurses.

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Healthy Teeth, Bright Smiles Local Dentists Share Bite-Sized Tips Smile! February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and we’ve checked with local dentists for tips on helping children go the distance with this year’s “gold medal smile” theme.

Get an Early Start

"Baby teeth" play an important role in life-long dental health and are at risk for decay as soon as they first appear, so start your infant off with good oral care. “The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth erupts and no later than 1 year of age. This establishes a 'dental home' for the child where the caregivers will receive advice and guidance on the oral health of their child, in addition to the availability of their pediatric dentist in case of any trauma,” says Erik Roos, DDS, of Chico Pediatric Dentistry.

Accentuate the Positive

Think of visiting the dentist as a positive experience – this goes a long way in helping your child feel as comfortable as possible during visits. Try to schedule appointments for a time of day you know your child is typically rested, such as early mornings. Talk with your child about the dentist ahead of time; find children’s storybooks on the topic to read together. Keep yourself upbeat despite personal anxieties or concerns - children are astute at picking up on emotions.

Diet and Dental

“Foods that are damaging to teeth are foods that contain sugars and acids, especially if they remain on the teeth for prolonged periods of time. Energy drinks have been found to be very detrimental to teeth - ten times worse than soda. However, the primary factor in maintaining good dental health is, and always will be, good dental hygiene – brushing and flossing after meals and snacks,” shares Kim Centeno, DDS, of Mt. Shasta.

Lend a Hand

Michelle Borg, DDS, of Chico advises that, “Parents need to brush and floss their child's teeth until the child has developed the necessary skills.” The American Dental Association recommends that until you’re comfortable that your child can brush on his or her own effectively, continue to brush your child's teeth twice a day.

What about that toothbrush?

“The best toothbrush to use is a soft bristle, small-head toothbrush where one can easily reach the back molar area and brush each surface of those teeth effectively. Parents are encouraged to check their child's toothbrush often and replace it when it is worn, which can take place anywhere between two to three months. Bent and frayed bristles will not remove plaque effectively,” explains Dr. Borg.

Floss is Boss

Wondering about making flossing part of your child’s dental care routine? “Flossing should begin as soon as any teeth start touching each other,” advises Dr. Roos. “This begins usually with the upper front teeth, although every child’s dental development is different. Ideally, flossing should occur every day and preferably at night.” Dr. Borg adds, “Flossing is important to prevent cavities from developing between teeth. Flossing aids such as one-time-use disposable flossers can be used at first, and then as the child's skills develop, regular floss can be utilized,”

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By Linda Morgan

What to Do When Your Child Cheats

hink back to third grade. It’s spelling-test day, and the word is “money.” Would that be “m-on-i-e”? Maybe, if you just peeked a bit over your friend’s shoulder and took a look . . . he’s writing the word now … there it is! “Monny!” OK, you never copied someone else’s paper. But maybe your best buddy slipped you a note during history class with the date of the Spanish-American War (1898) or the Battle of Gettysburg (1863). The truth is, just about everyone, at some point in their academic life, has cheated, according to psychologist and author Kenneth Shore, Ph.D. Most of us never become career criminals, a point that’s helpful to keep in mind should you discover your elementary- or middle-school-age child has

been cheating in school. “It’s not uncommon for grade-school kids to engage in cheating, even though we think of this as something older kids might do,” says Shore, whose books include Special Kids Problem Solver and Elementary Teacher’s Discipline Problem Solver. “They may not be very crafty about it and do things that are patently obvious to the teacher,” he says … eye-catching things like copying someone’s essay word for word, or asking another student – in an audible whisper – for an answer during a quiz. It’s not just that younger kids are naïve and unseasoned when it comes to cheating. “Some of them don’t totally understand that it’s dishonest, or why it is,” says Terra Holmgren, an elementary school counselor. In middle school, kids get savvy. Cheating becomes

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more calculated when students have technology on their side, according to Wendy Lawrence, former middle school head in Washington. “A kid doesn’t need to pass a note or look over a shoulder when cell phones are available. A master texter, as most kids today are, can easily text without taking his phone out of his pocket,” says Lawrence. By high school, cheating is widespread and on the rise, according to a 2008 study “The Ethics of American Youth,” conducted by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, a partnership of educational and youth organizations. Out of the 30,000 United States high school students surveyed, 64 percent had cheated on a test during the year, up from 60 percent in 2006. What’s more, 36 percent reported they’d used the 15 Internet to plagiarize.


What to Do When Your Child Cheats Take It Seriously

Parents and teachers should take elementary school cheating seriously, even if the kids are cheating in unsophisticated ways, and even if “everyone” is doing it. “It’s important that a pattern doesn’t develop, and that kids don’t rely on cheating as a coping mechanism,” says Holmgren. “It’s good to catch this early.” It’s also good to view grade school cheating as a “teachable moment.” “It’s a chance to talk to your children about right and wrong,” suggests Holmgren: “What do they think about cheating? Why is it wrong? Why do kids do it?” Why do kids cheat? Holmgren says it’s because they fear falling behind: “Some feel overwhelmed or pressured to do well. Others have learning problems that make it harder for them to keep up.” Parents should take a close look at the way they interact with their kids, suggests Shore. “It’s possible the pressure their child feels is coming from them.” Elementary school teachers use a variety of methods to discourage cheating. Some instruct students to move their desks farther apart when taking tests; others ask students to cover their papers as they work. Many teachers make cheating a learning topic and discuss ethical issues, such as the value of earning a grade honestly.

How to Handle Cheating

Let’s say you and your 10-year-old daughter are playing a board game at home and you notice her taking some, well, liberties with the rules. That might be a good time to talk about values such as honesty, fairness and responsibility – what they mean and why they’re important. But let’s say that, even after the well-intended talks, your daughter turns in a book report that is really good. So good, in fact, that her teacher thinks she recalls seeing something a lot like it on the Barnes & Noble website. What does the teacher do? Typically, when a teacher suspects a student has been cheating, he or she deals with it at school. “Cheating, like most mistakes, isn’t a black-and-white issue,” says Lawrence. “Consequences at the middle-school level range from being asked to redo a paper, to earning a zero, to being suspended from school.” If your young child or middle schooler is caught cheating, should you dole out an additional punishment at home? Probably not, says Shore. “Parents don’t need to add another penalty layer.” So stay cool. Don’t ignore the issue, but try not to overreact. “Don’t assume the child is on the verge of some major psychological problem,” suggests Shore. Let your child know you’re disappointed, but follow that up with a calm, measured discussion, which includes

questions like this: “Would you feel better getting a good grade because you earned it, or because you copied someone’s paper?” “How would you feel if you found out that (name a hero or role model) had cheated?” At the middle school level, parents should look for the reasons behind the cheating, says Lawrence. Was this a one-time adolescent mistake or a call for help from a stressed-out kid? “Showing your child that you support the school’s consequences but also truly care how she is doing will send a clear message that the cheating was wrong and that you are invested in helping her move past it,” Lawrence says. “Learning why your child cheated should give you some tools to help, whether that means trimming down the after-school activity list, enlisting the help of a tutor, or simply having a talk about the importance of honesty.” Ó

Author Linda Morgan’s kids are now grown. Her son is a physician and her daughter is an attorney. She hopes they didn’t cheat. Morgan is author of Beyond Smart: Boosting Your Child’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Potential.

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Symphony Invites Youth & Parents to Hear Young North State Musicians

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t the North State Symphony, February is the Month of the Young Musician, and the symphony is offering North State Parent readers a very special invitation to be part of it all! First, hear talented young people from all over the North State area compete on Sunday, February 17, at California State University, Chico during the Young Artist Auditions (YAA). Watch as violinists, pianists, vocalists and players of other orchestral instruments perform well-known selections from a classical repertoire. Judges, led by North State Symphony (NSS) Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett, will award first and second prizes in two divisions: High School (and occasionally an exceptional middle schooler), and College-University. Cash prizes are provided by Chico Guild and Redding League, two volunteer groups that support NSS. The Guild also manages the competition, which takes place at noon at CSU, Chico’s PAC Recital Hall; the auditions are free to watch. Perhaps the best prize for the Young Artist Auditions first place winner in each division is the opportunity to later perform as a soloist with the North State Symphony. February not only marks the 2013 YAA competition, but also the orchestral solo appearance of the 2012 High School YAA winner, violinist Nellie Ponarul. At two upcoming February performances, Nellie Ponarul will appear in front of the entire orchestra playing the first movement of Barber’s Violin Concerto. The symphony will also play Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite” and will close with “Jupiter,” Mozart’s final symphony. For more insight into the music and the symphony, conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett will give a free pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. The concerts, called “Experience Charm!,” take place February 23, 7:30 p.m. at Redding’s Cascade Theatre, and in Chico on February 24, 2 p.m. at CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. Details can be found online at www.northstatesymphony.org.

The North State Symphony invites North State Parent readers to explore a symphony experience with their families:

The February 17 Young Artist Auditions event at CSU, Chico is free to watch. For more information call (530) 898-5984. Donations to support the work of the Chico Guild and NSS are always welcome. A limited number of FREE Tickets to the February 23 and 24 “Experience Charm!” concerts are being made available to North State Parent readers. A maximum of three free tickets per family may be claimed by emailing symphony@csuchico.edu; additional tickets may be purchased. Put the words “North State Parent” in the email subject line. In your email request, specify which concert your family wishes to attend (Feb. 23 in Redding or Feb. 24 in Chico), and include a family-member name and age for each ticket, a mailing address, and an email contact address. For more information call (530) 898-5984. The North State Symphony and North State Parent look forward to seeing you at these events!

Nellie Ponarul, 2012 High School Young Artist Auditions winner will be performing with North State Symphony Feb. 23 and 24.

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2013 Essay Theme: Write about the earliest time you remember connecting to music, what moved you most, and how playing or creating music moves you now. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17 and live in Upper California (Butte, Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama counties), send us a 300-word essay on the theme above. One lucky winner will have their essay published in North State Parent’s June 2013 issue and win a $400 gift certificate from The Music Connection in Chico or Redding. We look forward to your entries! NORTH STATE

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By Carolyn Warnemuende

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ometimes children are born with challenges indicating they will require interventions to reach their potential. Others meet expected developmental milestones as babies, but begin showing behaviors during their toddler and preschool years that send up red flags to parents and pediatricians. Some children appear to do well as babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and only after entering formal schooling do they begin exhibiting symptoms indicating that specific educational programming, in addition to or instead of the regular classroom curriculum, may be required to help them reach their potential.

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MY CHILD ISN’T LEARNING

Then there are also children who don’t show obvious signs of a specific disability, yet don’t learn like the majority of students … they simply don’t match with the educational system the way it’s currently set up. These children seem to be good at everything but school, and just like those with more serious conditions, they have the right to appropriate educational modifications needed for their school success. Public Law 94-142 provides that all children have the right to learn to the degree their potential allows. The law says “All states must develop and implement policies that assure a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to all children with disabilities.”

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When a child isn’t achieving as well as expected, parents tend to feel frustrated, sad and confused. Often they don’t know what to do and may blame themselves, their child or the school. Blame helps no one. Instead, parents can take proactive steps that lead to educational success: “Parents have so much power to influence the education of their children, but only if they take the time and make the effort to go to the school and talk with the teachers,” says Darbie Andrews, teacher and counselor at Salisbury High School in Red Bluff. The first step in handling a concern is requesting a meeting with the child’s classroom teacher. Parents 19


Help! My Child Isn’t Learning must come prepared with questions about their child’s progress, and ask what is being done to address educational needs. The teacher might assure parents that children mature and learn at different rates, and that their child falls within norms for the grade level. She will note the specific parental worries, and keep track of the student’s growth. If the parents are not satisfied, or if the teacher, too, has concerns, a second step is taken: a Student Study Team (SST) meeting. Usually parents, the teacher, a school psychologist and an administrator attend the SST. A speech therapist and special education teacher could be included. The student participates if he is old enough to understand and contribute to the discussion. The SST is an opportunity for everyone involved in the child’s daily school life to state the child’s strengths along with areas of concern. The meeting culminates with the creation of a time-limited intervention plan, usually six to eight weeks. The plan may be as minor as keeping a daily reading log and ongoing home/school communication, or as major as a change in the child’s programming. Selected home/school team members monitor student growth. At the end of the arranged time, a second meeting is called to evaluate improvement. If progress was made, the modifications remain in place, and it is hoped growth will continue. If the plan has not resulted in greater success, a third step is recommended. The third step includes one or more formal evaluations done by the school psychologist, speech pathologist or a special education teacher. The results of the evaluations determine whether a child qualifies for special services or accommodations. Children with physical or medical conditions that interfere with classroom success, such as poor vision, poor hearing or diabetes, for example, might be placed on a 504 plan. This plan spells out modifications and accommodations in the child’s physical environment needed for the child to perform

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at the same level as his peers. This could include large-font books, sitting nearer the center of teaching, or receiving medication during the day. If formal evaluations indicate a learning disability or speech impairment, for instance, special services may be recommended. In this case, the home/ school team develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that describes in detail the education program designed to meet the child’s unique needs. This document states objectives and goals, and benchmarks for reaching the goals. The home/school team reviews the IEP annually, and new or modified goals are set. A complete formal evaluation is redone every three years. The amount of information parents receive at SST or IEP meetings can feel overwhelming. When they sign the legally binding 504 Plan or IEP, they may wonder if they’re doing the right thing. They are encouraged to ask questions during or following these meetings so that everyone understands what has been agreed on. “Parents have to keep open lines of communication with the teachers and seek information on a regular basis,” says Andrews. Only through everyone’s commitment to the child’s education program can the child be successful. School is a child’s job. When children are not successful in school, they don’t feel good about themselves. They may show physical symptoms associated with stress, or not want to attend school. Their relationships with peers can suffer. They might adopt coping or attention-seeking behaviors, such as becoming the class

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clown, making obnoxious remarks in class, or failing to do their assignments. Everyone involved with children should be aware of each child’s individual needs, to help them become successful and not fall into maladaptive behaviors. It takes time and effort on the part of parents and teachers. With home and school working together to provide appropriate education, children have the opportunity to successfully learn to the best of their potential and have a productive future. Ó Author Carolyn Warnemuende, M.S. lives in Redding California. She has over 40 years experience working with children experiencing learning problems.

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Keeping Your Child’s Love For Writing (Not Texting!) Alive “Wearing down seven number-two pencils is a good day’s work.” -Ernest Hemingway,

The Paris Review, spring 1958

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lanced at your child’s text messages lately? No? How about her e-mails or online chats? If you take a peek, you’ll find plenty of sentence fragments, emoticons and shortcuts like LOL (laugh out loud) and BFF (best friends forever). Punctuation? Forget about it. Which begs the question: Where has all the good writing gone? Chances are, you won’t find it anywhere around the ecommunication world. Even blogging tends to be informal, as do the observations and insights teens share on their Facebook pages. Writing – all forms of it – matters, no matter what field

kids pursue, says Julie Manley, a language arts curriculum coach and classroom teacher. “A scientist needs to publish well-written papers. An employer expects employees to be able to write.” And yes, it’s even important, she says, to be able to transmit readable, coherent emails. There’s a growing awareness among educators that kids need writing skills for life, not just to pass high school English or a state-mandated standardized test. “Our goal is to prepare kids to be good writers,” says Manley. English and language arts teachers seem downright passionate about teaching writing and literacy skills to children, and voice frustration when parents don’t share their zeal. “We are a grade-centric society,” says Heather

Hoffacker, a middle school language arts department chair. “Parents often worry more about how their child is doing than about what they are doing. And that’s not the point. If they’re not literate and critical thinkers, how do they expect to be successful?”

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Keeping Your Child’s Love For Writing (Not Texting!) Alive tonomy and voice in writing,” says Hoffacker. “It’s the bridge between the elementary concept of learning to write and the high school and college process of self-expression, self-evaluation and critical thinking.” In other words, by sixth grade or so, a student might be asked to progress from standard book reports to thoughtful essays produced in narrative or expository style. Hoffacker works to help students cultivate those highly developed thinking skills. She also shows kids ways to experiment with different writing strategies and styles, and connect reading with writing. While educators make certain they expose students to creative writing, language arts teachers, especially in middle and high school, focus more on structured and analytical writing than on the genres of fiction, poetry and narratives we commonly think of as “creative.” High school English teacher Patti Crouch teaches her ninth-graders ways to set up an argument. “We spend more time on analytical writing because that’s the way kids will be writing in college,” she explains. By the time the students hit their senior year, they’re ready to grapple with more sophisticated ideas.

“Writing is all about communication,” says Crouch. “Students who find their own voice in their writing are often the ones who have a sense that their own ideas count,” she says. “They are the kids who read a lot, the ones who talk about books and politics with their parents.” Still, today’s English and literature instructors don’t stop at imbuing their students with reasoning and critical thinking skills. The standard five-paragraph essay is alive and well and thriving in middle and high schools. Why has this venerable essay form endured for so many years? “It’s a structure to hang ideas on,” explains Crouch. “It’s rudimentary, like learning scales.” The format – which includes an introduction, supporting body, evidence and conclusion – works for everything from science reports to personal letters and term papers, and helps students get their ideas across clearly.” Ó

Linda Morgan, who did her best to make sure her two children (now grown) became good writers, is the author of Beyond Smart: Boosting Your Child's Social, Emotional, and Academic Potential

Encouraging Daily Writing 750 Words is a popular writing website that encourages daily writing of … 750 words! Author Julia Cameron, in her book The Artist's Way, encourages the daily practice of “Morning Pages”: three pages of longhand, stream-of-consciousness writing done first thing in the morning. 750 Words offers another avenue for daily writing, along with simple yet effective motivators to do so, such as a variety of “badges” awarded as writing goals are achieved (i.e., a ten-day writing streak). It also offers the “750 Words One Month Challenge” each month, and if successful, participating writers’ names are added to the website’s “Wall of Awesomeness.” For youth and teens, 750 Words can be a fun and powerful motivator for writing, as explained by a teacher who encourages student use of the site: “I have recently given my students the option to earn extra credit by signing up and participating at this website. In the past week, I have seen these students find a joy in writing that they haven’t before. They enjoy the online component, the freedom to write what they want, and the fun they get out of seeing all the various statistics. For some of them, it is … the only thing they really feel proud of having done when it comes to writing, and the only way I have come up with to get them motivated.” 750words.com is fun and effective, and is open to everyone to use; it’s supported by donations and is advertising-free. You can also help your child create his or her own book. The process can range from old-fashioned hand-crafting to using an online service like picaboo.com or bookemon.com ($10 & up, plus shipping).

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Enterprise High School's 21st Variety Hour, held in Redding, is an annual North State event that’s become a family tradition for many. Bursting with energy, the show dazzles with its range of creative performances, costumes, sets & special effects. See the 21st-23rd (Shasta County). Photo: EHS Starship 2012-2013, by Bob Uhleman.

It’s time for the 10th annual Multi-Cultural Celebration, held in Shasta Lake City. Bring the family to enjoy cultural food, performances, booths and more. See the 23rd (Shasta County). Photo: Students from Redding School of the Arts carrying their dragon. This year they will sing and demonstrate Chinese martial arts.

Sign-ups are happening now for The Challengers Little League in Shasta Lake City, as the league gears up for a great upcoming season. Especially designed for kids ages 5-18 who struggle with limitations of physical or developmental abilities, the league is a fun and challenging experience facilitated by caring coaches. See the Sports Programs and Leagues Registration section below.

In Redding & Red Bluff, you can arrange for your loved one to be serenaded by sweet fiddle music on Valentine’s day through Fiddlegrams. A fiddler & accompanist perform a romantic song you choose, and deliver a long-stemmed rose & card. See the Special Events Section below. Photo: California State Old Time Fiddlers Association.

Curious about those little feet? Discover the diversity & beauty of insects at Redding’s Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Science Saturday: Insectapalooza offers hand’son bug-focused educational fun for kids. See the 23rd (Shasta County). The fascinating Tiny Footprints: Insect Art exhibit features a variety of unique works by artist Pamela Cole, a life-long avocational entomologist. See the Exhibits Section below.

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Fiddlegrams; Redding & Red Bluff. Serenade your loved one on Valentine’s Day with sweet fiddle music performed by a fiddler & accompanist from the California State Old Time Fiddlers Association. Choose a romantic song; includes a long-stemmed rose & card. $40. Available in the greater Redding area & Red Bluff. 8am-8pm. (530)241-6265. Mobile Dental Clinic; Gerber & Red Bluff. The First 5/NVIH Mobile Dental Clinic will be in Red Bluff & Gerber from 2/19–3/1, offering children 7yrs & younger, & pregnant women, access to free dental treatment. A registration packet must be completed & returned; for info call the clinic at (530)520-6913. Ranger-Led Personalized Group Activities; Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Schedule your group of 15-30 to enjoy customized rangerled group activities. Including hikes, gold panning, storytime & other ed-related activities. All ages. $5 day use fee per vehicle. (530)242-3451.

Please note: most information listed here is compiled several weeks prior to publishing; we encourage you to use the phone numbers provided to verify dates and times of events.

SPORTS PROGRAMS & LEAGUES REGISTRATION

Submit your events via our online submission form located on the home page of our website at www.northstateparent.com. Click on Calendar and choose Submit Event. Calendar submissions must reach North State Parent by the 10th of the month prior to the event's date:

March Events Submission Deadline is February 10. If you have additional questions, contact our calendar editor at: calendar@northstateparent.com

CONTESTS

Teen Music Essay Contest; Upper CA. Teens 13-17yrs may submit a 300-word music-themed essay. Submit by Feb 28. The winning essay will be published in North State Parent’s upcoming teen issue, and the winning author will receive a $400 gift certificate from the Music Connection. See contest info on page 16.

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Cross County Youth Ski Program; Mt. Shasta. Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Organization’s youth skate ski programs offer outdoor winter fun & instill a love for the sport. Ages 7-13yrs. Participation made easy; join anytime. (530)926-2142. Jr. Panthers Youth Football & Cheer Sign-up Day; Redding. Join the fun this summer & fall. Open to all children, grades K-8. $50 deposit; reg fee $300, bring proof of grade level. Sign up 2/16 & 3/2, 11am-2pm. Mt. Shasta food court, 900 Dana Dr. Info: Football: (530)941-4655 (football); Cheer: (510)689-8689.

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Youth & Family Bowling Leagues; Redding. Three fun leagues can be joined anytime: Junior/ Adult Mixed Bowling Leagues: Family fun! Mons, 6:30pm; play 3 games, $8.50/youth (includes shoes), $11/adults (+shoes if needed). Saturday Junior Bowling League: For children that can hold & swing a 6# ball. Sats, 11am; $8.50/includes 3 games & shoe rental, +1-time $10 reg fee. Youth Instructional Bowling League: Ages 7 & up. Weds, 3:30pm; $6/includes 2 games & shoe rental. Shasta Lanes, 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773. Challengers Little League; Shasta Lake City. Baseball for youth ages 5-18 with physical or developmental challenges. League runs MarchMay. Free. Sign up by mail thru 2/22; call for reg form. Bizz Johnson Little League Fields, 13807 Sacramento St. (530)547-4633.

EXHIBITS

Famous Artist Portfolio Art Show: Contemporary Color & Shape; Redding. Enjoy the artistry of K–8th grade Shasta County students inspired by Turtle Bay’s Famous Artist Portfolio Program. Thru 4/13, Wed-Sat, 9am-4pm & Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Gowns To Gold Pans: 50 Years of Collecting Redding’s Art & History; Redding. View a collection of over 35,000 objects of Redding art & artifacts. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Redding Museum & Art Center. thru–5/5. Wed-Sat., 9am-4pm & Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/ Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Nano: The Science of Small; Redding. See (but not with the naked eye) just how small small can be; explore the teeny-weeny world of nanoscale science, engineering & technology. Includes

hands-on activities. Thru 6/2, Wed-Sat, 9am-4pm & Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. The Parrot Playhouse: Lories!; Redding. Hand-feed Australian lorikeets in every color of the rainbow in an interactive aviary. W-Sat, 9:30-11:45am & 1-4pm, & Sun, 10:30-11:45am & 1-4pm, thru 3/31. Admission $1, includes one free nectar cup (plus park admission, $10$14). Additional nectar cups $1. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Spring Exhibits At Gateway; Chico. Challenge your mind & body! Explore highly-interactive sports stations in “Sportsology,” & test your brain power with 21 mind-boggling puzzles of “Brain Teasers 2” All ages. 12-5pm Wed-Sun, thru 5/5. Members free, $6/adults (18 & up), $3/child ages 3-17, 2 & under free. Gateway Science Museum, 625 Esplanade. (530)898-4121. Tiny Footprints: Insect Art; Redding. Bug lovers (& those learning to love bugs) will be amazed by the art of Pamela Cole, a life-long avocational entomologist. See unique watercolors, explore in-depth, 3-D pieces, or marvel at “bionic” bugs inspired by children’s toys. Thru 4/21. Wed-Sat., 9am-4pm & Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. West Coast Biennial: Juried Art Exhibition; Redding. Prestigious exhibition features West Coast artists from four states. World-class painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture & mixed media, selected by juror Scott Shields, associate director & chief curator at Crocker Art Museum. Thru 5/5. Wed-Sat, 9am-4pm & Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.


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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Paper Mache. 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. Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. Offers fresh produce & may include (varies weekly) children’s activities, community garden exchange & health forum info. Cal Fresh EBT accepted. 2pm-5:30pm, yearround. Dorothy F. Johnson Center lawn, 775 E 16th St. at C St. (530)592-0889. 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. 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 prereg. 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. Fridays, 10:30am-12pm. Free. Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 208 West First St. (530)591-9191. Musical: The Sound of Music; Chico. One of the most beloved & inspirational musicals of all time, delighting audiences with humor, love & a score of hits such as “Maria,” “Do-Re-Mi,” & “My Favorite Things.” Great family show. 7:30pm. Pre-sale tix $20/adult, $12/child; + $5 at door. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Rd. (530)894-3282. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. Come sing, dance, read & play. 10-11am. Free, pre-reg 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. Storytime At Gridley Library. Storytime, music & crafting fun for children of all ages. 10am. 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323. 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 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 Storytimes; Chico. Stories, songs & action rhymes for ages 3 & under. Two sessions: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Tommy Emmanuel In Concert; Chico. Unquestionably one of Chico’s favorite guitarists, Emmanuel’s virtuosity, distinctive fingerstyle picking & musical creativity have made his whirlwind performances legendary. This performance showcases his album Little By Little, & also includes favorites from his vast repertoire. Ages 18+. 7:30pm. $24-36. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. 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.

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. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. Healthy family fun! All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Held Tuesday (ribbons awarded) & Fridays (trophies awarded to top 3 riders in each class). Practice & reg from 6-7pm, races follow (weather permitting). Reg fee: $5/Tues; $10/Fri. Margaret Polf Park on Shasta Dam Blvd. (530)209-4198. Creature Feature Program; Redding. Meet the real stars of Turtle Bay: the animals. This meet & greet features different animals each week that you meet up close. Fridays, 1:30pm, ends Feb 8. Free with Park admission ($10-$14). Turtle Bay Exploration Park. 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Disney’s The Little Mermaid Musical; Redding. Bring the whole family to enjoy this well-loved musical.  All ages. 7pm. $8/adults, $6/ seniors & ages 14 & under. David Marr Theater, 2200 Eureka Way. (530)243-8877. 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. 7:3010:30pm. $5, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3900. 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. 10-10:45am. $15/reg + $40/mo; 1st class free. Learning in Motion Preschool, 2174 Pine St. (530)246-1842. Give Kids A Smile Day; Anderson, Redding & Shasta Lake City. Free dental care today to uninsured, lowincome children ages 1-18. First come, first served. Doors open 7:30am to register, appointments run 9am-4pm. Anderson: Anderson Family Health Center, 2801 Silver St.; Redding: Shasta College Dental

Learn all about puppets in A World Of Puppets Classes in Mt. Shasta. Geared for ages 6-12, children discover puppet history from around the globe while learning to construct different types of puppets. It’s creative and educational hands-on fun aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus. See the 2nd and the 9th (Siskiyou County). Photo: Andrea Marchyok.

Hygiene Office, 1400 Market St., Rm 8103; Shasta Lake City: Shasta Lake Family Health Center, 4215 Front St. Info: (530)247-7253. 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,

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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. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Co-ed Artistic Gymnastics (boy & 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. 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: Bald Eagles; Anderson. In this Jane Goodall youth program, check out wildlife & look for Coleman Bald Eagles defending their nests. All ages. Free: call ahead to confirm & for info. Meet 9am at the parking lot of Battle Creek Wildlife Area, Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd. (530)347-1687. “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. 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. Toddler Tales Storytime At Redding Library. Enjoy stories, music & crafts in the children’s story room. Ages 1½-3yrs. 10:30-11:30am. Play the Wee Read game! 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Tumblin’ Turtles Mommy & Me Class; Redding. For crawlers & early walkers & their adult caregivers. Fosters exploration & independence through music, obstacle courses, climbing, sensory exercises & exploration 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.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Painting Class With Alek Balos; Mt. Shasta. Alek Balos teaches students using a variety of mediums. Classes geared for teens & adults; all skill levels. Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm. $20/3 hrs; pre-reg required. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. www.northstateparent.com • February 2013

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY Stupendous Sewing Club; Mt. Shasta. Girls & boys have fun learning hand sewing. Make stuffed animals, a pouch, a cape & more. Classes will progress to machine sewing, pattern making & clothing design. Teacher: Maggie Woodard. Ages 7-9. Fridays, 3:304:30pm, thru 5/31 (except school holidays). $10/class. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mt. Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)239-4320.

TEHAMA COUNTY

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 prereg $45/3-classes; includes materials. Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut St. (530)529-1332.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Chico Certified Farmers Market; Chico. Enjoy locally grown fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, soaps & much more. 7:30am-1pm, yearround, 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. E-Waste Drop-Off Benefit; Chico. Durham Elementary 5th graders, with California Electronic Asset Recovery, host a free electronic waste drop-off in Chico. TVs, monitors, game consoles, media players, computer hardware, small kitchen appliances, cell phones & more. First 50 people receive Dutch Bros free drink coupon. 9am-1pm. Free. Enterprise Record parking lot, 400 E. Park Ave. (530)566-2203.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES 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. 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. Musical: The Sound of Music; Chico. One of the most beloved & inspirational musicals of all time, delighting audiences with humor, love & a score of hits such as “Maria,” “Do-Re-Mi,” & “My Favorite Things.” Great family show. 7:30pm. Pre-sale tix $20/adult, $12/child; + $5 at door. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Rd. (530)894-3282. 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 for half price); or $25/6-weeks. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come enjoy storytime full. All ages. 2pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 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. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Animal Encounters Indoor Animal Show; Redding. Meet amazing animals as they fly, crawl, or walk by, in an up-close experience with some of Turtle Bay’s Walk on the Wild Side summer animal show stars. All ages.

Sats, 1:30pm, ends Feb 9. Free with admission ($10$14). Turtle Bay Exploration Park. 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. 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, $10-$14. West Garden Entrance, 1100 Arboretum Dr. (in rain meet in Greenhouse), (530)242-3178. Disney’s The Little Mermaid Musical; Redding. Bring the whole family to enjoy this much-loved musical. Meet the characters for a photo opportunity after the matinée performance! 2pm & 7pm. $8/adults, $6/ ages 14 & under, & seniors. David Marr Theater, 2200 Eureka Way. (530)243-8877. 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. 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. Shasta Women’s Refuge Crab Feed; Anderson. 25th annual! Features all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab dinner, dessert, no-host bar, live music, silent & live auctions, & much more. All ages. Starts 4pm. $40/person, $500/table of 8 (includes special items). Shasta District Fairgrounds, 1890 Briggs St. (530)2440118 x 202. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. Tweens & young teens are invited 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; $6/both, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. Weekend Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Meet your friends for fun & exercise. All ages. Sat/Sun, 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

A World Of Puppets Classes; Mt Shasta. Learn the history of puppets from Egypt through Europe to North America. Create paper bag puppets to practice performing, also make felt hand puppets, rod puppets & marionettes. Ages 6-12. Sats, 10-11:00am thru Feb 9. $10/class. Siskiyou Arts Bus, next to Mt. Shasta Library. (530)239-4320.

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY Painting Class With Alek Balos; Mt. Shasta. Alek Balos teaches students using a variety of mediums. Classes geared for teens & adults; all skill levels. Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm. $20/3 hrs; pre-reg required. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. Peter Mayfield Skate Ski Clinic; Mt. Shasta. Join master clinician Peter Mayfield for an enjoyable day of skate skiing. Develop skills for more fluid, powerful & efficient skiing. For intermediate-advanced skiers.10am-4pm, arrive early. $50-$60, includes video analysis; fills fast, pre-reg advised. Mt. Shasta Nordic Center, Ski Park Highway. (530)925-2359. Snow Ball Fundraiser; Mt. Shasta. Presented by Friends of the Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center, this 11th annual event features live music by Matt Hopper & the Roman Candles; Whiskey Gulch opens. Appetizers (Oven Bakery), silent auction & gear raffle. Tix at Mt. Shasta’s Fifth Season & Shasta Base Camp. All ages. 6:30pm. $20. Mt. Shasta City Park, 1315 Nixon Rd.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Give Kids A Smile Day; Red Bluff. Free dental screenings & treatments for qualifying low-income Tehama County children ages 1-19yrs without insurance or Medi-Cal. Also check out health & nutrition info (in English and Spanish). Starts 9am, dental reg. ends

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1:30pm. 9am-4pm. Northern Valley Indian Health Dental Clinic, 343 Oak St. (530)527-6824. 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 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 prereg $45/3-classes; includes materials. Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut St. (530)529-1332. Sacred Heart School's Little Reno Night; Red Bluff. Romantic evening of gaming, auctions, music & dinner featuring the elegant cuisine of Chef Hobart Vogel. Ages 21+. Doors open 5pm, dinner 6:30pm. $50/person, proceeds benefit Sacred Heart School. Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. (530)527-6727.

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Musical: The Sound of Music; Chico. One of the most beloved & inspirational musicals of all time, delighting audiences with humor, love & a score of hits such as “Maria,” “Do-Re-Mi,” & “My

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Favorite Things.” Great family show. Today 2pm matinée. Pre-sale tix $20/adult, $12/child; + $5 at door. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Rd. (530)894-3282.

SHASTA COUNTY

Animal Parade On The Boardwalk; Redding. Hang with Spike, the porcupine, Gidget, the cockatoo & other Turtle Bay animal celebrities as one of them leads the way down the Turtle Bay Boardwalk (weather permitting). Th & Sun, 1:30pm, thru 2/10. Free w/Park admission ($10-$14). Boardwalk outside museum. 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Fish Feeding At Turtle Bay; Redding. Watch native fish in the aquarium zigzag, wiggle & play with their food at feeding time. All ages. W-Sun,10:30am. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Museum aquarium, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. 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. 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.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

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. Make A Charmed Pendant Class; Mt. Shasta. Learn how to make a charmed pendant with instructor Evie McGrew. All ages. 1:30-3pm. $15, includes materials; please pre-reg so materials can be prepared. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. 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. “Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for tiny bodies. Preschool-aged 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.

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CHILDCARE & PRESCHOOL DIRECTORY

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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

814 Glenn St. • (530) 342-5518 www.chicomontessori.com S Ages: 3-5 yrs • Times: M-F 8:30am-4pm 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#

Bethel Christian Preschool

3500 Tamarack Rd. • (530) 246-6010 www.brushstreetschoolhouse.com 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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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

Breshears School-age Childcare

(530) 222-2341 www.breshearschildcare.com SM Ages: 4-12 yrs • Times: M-F, early am5:45pm Quality before- and after-school program that includes homework time, crafts, playtime, field trips and positive social interaction. Transportation provided to and from school, serving the Enterprise and Columbia districts. Alternative payments accepted. Lic# 455404441

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

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NE 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

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Brush Street Schoolhouse

3270 Brush St. • (530) 347-9686 www.brushstreetschoolhouse.com SM Ages: 2-5 yrs • Times: 7:15am-5:45pm We provide a warm & caring environment away from home. Each child is encouraged to express creativity through art, language, music & developmentally appropriate activities. Saxon curriculum. Credentialed teachers with years of experience. Lic# 455404373

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Shasta Head Start–McArthur Preschool Center

44219 A St. • (530) 336-5388 / (530) 336-5380 www.shastaheadstart.org M Ages: 3-4 yrs • Times: M-F, 8am-12pm 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# 455401847

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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

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Redding Cooperative Preschool

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.

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. Afterschool and summer school-age program available. Lic # 451372495

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

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 NEW 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

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 214 658 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, year-round and schoolyear options. Site offerings vary, please call. Lic# 455406026 & 455406288

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Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Early Childhood Center

3961 Alta Mesa Dr. • (530) 221-2451 www.mtcalvaryredding.org/school Ages: 3-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7AM-5:30PM Children in Pre-K - 8th grade learn, grow and achieve in a warm Christian environment. Low student/ teacher ratio. Let us assist you in developing your child spiritually, socially,and academically. Lic # 451373130

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Ceramics. 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, 3:30-5:30 pm & Fri 2-5pm. $10/ hr, pre-reg. CORE Homeschool Vendor. Progressive Schoolhouse, 2400 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)345-5665. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/ Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7- 8:30pm. $75/ month (unlimited classes). Approved vendor for CORE Butte & South Sutter schools. Chico Shotokan Karate Martial Arts, 2155 Park Ave. Ste B. (530)897-0326.

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Baby Bookworms At Redding Library. Children ages 6mo-2½yrs & parent/caregiver enjoy story, fingerplays & playtime. Learn how these early literacy activities build Developmental Assets. Play the Wee Read game! 10:30-11:30am. Free. Redding Library, 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 OR Weds, 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. 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 7-12. Mon 3:304:30pm OR Tue 4:30-5:30pm. $30/mo (Y members $10), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N Court St. (530)530.246.9622. Kindermusik With LYRA Monday Classes; Redding. Infants & children, along with their caregivers, bond, grow & develop musically in a happy & nurturing environment. Facilitated by well-trained & loving educator. Ages birth to 7yrs. Mons, 10am, thru 3/18. $175/ first child, $10 per additional child. Drop-in $20/class. Kindermusik with LYRA studio, 11455 Ridgewood Rd. (530)355-4747. 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. 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. Positively Girls Club; Redding. Girls ages 9-15 make friends, learn new things & grow positively. A supportive environment for girls to get to know each other & their community through girl talk, fun activities & field trips. 6-8pm. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4375. SPARK Ventures; Redding. Bring your child for some hopping, jumping, parachute, ribbon, music & other active play. Promotes development of healthy lifestyle, motor skill, movement knowledge, & social & personal skills. Ages 3-5. Mondays, 9-10am. $20/month (Y members $10), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Teen Fashion Sewing Club; Redding. Students learn basic machine sewing skills to become a “Young Designer”! Participants complete 4 sewing projects: a drawstring bag, pillow, pillowcase & ruffle skirt. Ages 11-16. Mondays, 3:45-5:45pm. $60/session + materials; pre-reg. The Fabulous Fabric Shop, 1814 Churn Creek Rd. (530)221-1608. Youth Swim Lessons, Redding: Learn swimming fundamentals as well as build self-confidence & make

friends. Ages 2–12, all levels.  Feb 4-14, eight 30-min classes. $45 (Y members $35), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

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Preschool Storytime; McCloud. Features stories, healthy food tasting, & crafts. Mon, 10-11am. Free. McCloud Elementary School Library. (530)964-3250. 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. 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-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. $50/mo. 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 3rd.

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Positive Behavior Plan Webinar; Online. If your child is having behavioural problems at school, this training can help you get your child the help needed. Learn to write a plan & use it to help your child succeed. 6-8pm. Free. Reg at the Rowell Family Empowerment of N. CA website or call (530)226-5129.

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Ceramics. 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. Art Activities: For Kids At The Turner; Chico. Handson 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, pre-reg. The Turner Museum, 400 West 1st St. (530)898-4476. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Breastfeeding. 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. Gemstone Bead Design 2-Day Workshop; Paradise. Learn earring designing & use of design tools & findings. Feb 5-6, 10am-12pm, $20 (includes two free kits, additional kits $2 each), pre-reg. Contact instructor Mary Schisler for info: (530)877-7374, Reg at Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway. (530)8726393. NEd Talks; Chico. Nature education with community members. Tonight’s talks feature Caitlin Reilly, “Reflections on Living on the East Coast, Left Coast, & the Dirty Coast”; Eric Miller, “16 Days to Diamond: Grand Canyon Rafting”; & Dave Miller, “DAAD, or Domestic Animals Against Domestication.” 7pm. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E 8th St. (530)891-4671. Nurturing Parenting Program; Paradise. Tonight: Building Self-Worth. Learn to foster growth in children (& self) without constant battles. Class series focuses on empathy, non-violent discipline, family roles & more. Ages adults. Tues, 9am-12pm, thru 3/12, dropins okay. Free. The Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center, 6249 Skyway. (530)897-6235. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/ Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7- 8:30pm. $75/ month (unlimited classes). Approved vendor for CORE Butte & South Sutter schools. Chico Shotokan Karate Martial Arts, 2155 Park Ave. Ste B. (530)897-0326.

Personal care products may contain chemicals that have been linked to health problems. Look out for these common chemicals: • Phthalates • Petrolatum • Siloxanes These chemicals have been linked • Sodium Laureth Sulfate • Fragrance (parfum) to endocrine disruption (which • p-phenylenediamine (coal tar dyes) can be passed on to children, • Parabens grandchildren, etc.), cancer, • PEGs reproductive disorders, skin and • Triclosan respiratory irritation/allergic reactions, resistant bacteria, and • BHA/BHT environmental impacts. • DEA For more information about safer cosmetics, visit the Butte Environmental Council Alternatives to Toxics page at www.becprotects.org, or call our office at (530) 891-6424.

Butte Environmental Council Educating & Advocating for the Land, Air and Water! Advocacy & Education: Water - Land Use - Transportation Endangered Species Faire (May 4th, 2013) Bidwell Park & Chico Creeks Cleanup Humboldt Community Garden If you care about the environment of Butte County, support BEC by becoming a member! Or get involved by becoming a volunteer.

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In Chico, the all-time favorite musical, The Sound of Music is presented by the Chico Theater Company. It's a wonderful opportunity to share the classic story and its memorable songs with your family. See the 1st-3rd and 8th-10th (Butte County).

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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 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 6 -12, 6:45-7:45pm. Little Stars: Games, obstacle courses & more promote muscle development, memory, attention span & comprehension, ages 3½-4yrs, 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. 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. 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 7-12. Mon 3:304:30pm OR Tue 4:30-5:30pm. $30/mo (Y members $10), pre-reg.Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N Court St. (530)246-9622. IEP Preparation Training; Redding. Rowell Family Empowerment offers a free training for parents with

children ages 2-5 with diverse abilities. 10am-12pm. Limited childcare avail., call to reserve your spot. Rowell Family Empowerment of N. CA, 3075 Cohasset Rd., #2. (530)226-5129. Kids After-School Sewing Classes; Redding. Students learn basic machine sewing skills to become a “Young Designer”! Participants complete 4 sewing projects: a drawstring bag, pillow, pillowcase & ruffle skirt. Ages 6-10. Weekly Tue, Wed or Thu, 3:30-5:30pm. $60/session + materials; pre-reg. The Fabulous Fabric Shop, 851 Commerce St. (530)221-1608. Kindermusik With LYRA Tuesday Classes; Redding. Infants & children, along with their caregivers, bond, grow & develop musically in a happy & nurturing environment. Facilitated by well-trained & loving educator. Ages birth to 7yrs. Tues, 10am, thru 3/19. $175/ first child, $10 per additional child. Drop-in $20/class. Kindermusik with LYRA studio, 11455 Ridgewood Rd. (530)355-4747. Lil’ Chefs; Redding. Fun & educational cooking experience for children ages 3-5, who learn about cooperation, directions, shapes, sensory exploration, fine motor skills & more. Tuesdays, 9-10am. $20/mo ($10 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. 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.

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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

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY picture sewing cards, finger puppets, finger knitting & exploration of other creative materials. Great for preschools or homeschoolers. $5/class. 1-2pm. $10/class. 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, 5:156pm. $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. Join the fun inside the bus in a creative art studio setting. Hands-on experience with paints, print making, clay, collage & more! Ages 9 & up (younger w/parent participation). Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm, closed school holidays. Free. Siskiyou Arts 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 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

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Playgroup; Los Molinos. A great place for children to play, learn & enjoy hands-on activities, all with their parents’ assistance, to help prepare them for Kindergarten. Ages 2-5. Tues, 10-11:30am, thru Sept. Free. First Steps Family Resource Center, 7700 Stanford Ave. (530)384-7833.

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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. Drop-in Basketball Open Gym; Anderson. Free, supervised drop-in basketball program is open to youth grades 6-12. 6:30-8:30pm, thru 5/29. Anderson Middle School, 1646 Ferry St. Sponsored by Anderson Parks and Recreation. (530)378-6656. 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. Bring your family & create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school artist outing. $4/family. Weds,11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. 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. 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. 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. This class introduces a “Parent & me” style class designed to promote basic music skills in preschool children through music & movement. Ages 1-5. Wednesdays, 9-10am. $20/mo (Y Members $10/mo), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Ninjas In Action; Redding. Boost your child’s selfawareness, self-confidence & self-discipline with this beginning martial arts class. Ages 6 –11 years. Weds, 6:30–7:30pm.  $30/mo ($10/mo Y members). 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.

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Babies Love Books; Chico. Come 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. Dr. Becky Bailey’s “Conscious Discipline” Class Series; Oroville. Taught by Russ Hansen, LMFT, this comprehensive life-management program facilitates optimal brain development & empowers adults to transform conflict into teaching moments. For adults. Weds, 5:30-8:30pm, thru 3/20, drop-ins okay. Free. The Greater Oroville Family Resource Center, 1720 Daryl Porter Way. (530)897-6235. 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. Cirque Mechanics: Birdhouse Factory Show; Chico. With comedic characters, awe-inspiring acrobatics & an enchanting story of laughter, love, flight & birdhouses, this spectacular performance includes former members of Cirque du Soleil & Pickle Family Circus. It’s a delight for the whole family. 7:30 pm. $19-33. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. Paradise Library Teen Council; Paradise. Middle & high school age youth in the Paradise area are invited to join the Paradise Library Teen Council group to help plan teen activities & offer book suggestions for the library. 1st Weds, 4-5pm. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come enjoy special stories. All ages welcome. 11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Ceramics. Ages 5-16. Taught by a professional art instructor in a learning environment designed to foster creativity. M-Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Fri, 2-5pm. See the 1st.

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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

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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 1st.

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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 & enjoy having fun too. Open to people w/other challenges that can benefit. 12-1pm. $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. 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 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

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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. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For all ages of those who love to knit & crochet. 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. LEGO Club; Chico. Thrive K-12 Learning Center offers child-led & structured hands-on activities in engineering, physics, architecture & art. Thousands of LEGO bricks & elements are available for pursuing independent & cooperative interests. Other building materials are explored as well. Ages 5-13. Th, 4-6pm, thru 5/30. $18/ meeting, 1st time free. 2320 North Ave. (530)828-9288. 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. Preschool Storytime At Durham Library. Toddlers & preschoolers enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/ Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7- 8:30pm. $75/ month (unlimited classes). Approved vendor for CORE Butte & South Sutter schools. Chico Shotokan Karate Martial Arts, 2155 Park Ave. Ste B. (530)897-0326.

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY Whose Live Anyway? Comedy Show; Chico. A full-on laugh fest with Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten, & Jeff B. Davis. Witty scenes are invented on the spot with audience participation … bring your ideas - you might be asked to join onstage! 18+. 7:30 p.m. $3346. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530) 898-6333. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Ceramics. Ages 5-16. Taught by a professional art instructor in a learning environment designed to foster creativity. M-Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Cheernastics Class; Chico. A great way to get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 5th. Musical: The Sound of Music; Chico. One of the most beloved & inspirational musicals of all time. Wonderful family show. 7:30pm. See the 1st.

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“Accelerate” Youth Leadership Group; Redding. High school students are invited to discover & develop the leader within, equip themselves with practical leadership skills, & connect with people & resources in the community. Thurs, 4-6pm thru April. $35/full series. (YMCA 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. All ages. Free. 3200 W. Center St. (530)365-7685. Animal Parade on the Boardwalk; Redding. Hang with Spike, the porcupine, Gidget, the cockatoo & other Turtle Bay animal celebrities as one of them leads the way down the Turtle Bay Boardwalk (weather permitting). Th & Sun, 1:30pm, thru 2/10. Free w/Park admission ($10-$14). Boardwalk outside museum. 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Art & Craft Adventures; Redding. Inspire your child’s imagination & self-expression with hands-on

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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES art activities for ages 2-5. Painting, drawing, collage & more; encourages confidence & supports artistic potential. Thursdays, 9-10am. $20/mo ($10 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. 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. 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. 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. 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, 4-9pm. 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. 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.

Lerendipity Painters; Redding. Watch artists in action: talk to the Lerendipity Painters, a group of local plein air watercolor artists, as they work. 9:30-12pm, Thursdays thru Feb. Free with Park admission. $10$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park Museum (east end). 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530) 243-8850. Little Explorers: Friendship; Redding. Friendship is the theme of this month’s activities & stories designed 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, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. 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-kindergarden. 9-11am. $5, + $24/annual fee, some scholarships. 1st time free. Redding First Church of the Nazarene, 2225 Bechelli Ln. (530)365-8977. 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 & the studio fee is free during your painting session. 11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Tumbling Class; Anderson. Children develop flexibility, coordination, balance & strength through tumbling exercises. Ages 4-8. 5:30-6:15pm. $20/mo; $5/drop-in. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656.

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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. Family Fun Night – Valentine’s Theme; Dunsmuir. A night of fun that includes dinner, Valentine’s crafts & fun activities. All ages. 5-7. Dunsmuir Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the bus in a creative art studio setting. Hands-on experience with paints, print making, clay, collage & more! Ages 9 & up (younger w/parent participation). Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm, thru 5/30. 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 5th.

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Ukulele Classes; Redding. Ages 4 thru adult: bring your ukes, great attitude & listening ears! Help create a great Ukulele band. Facilitated by Lyra Josefsson of Kindermusik with Lyra. Thursdays, 7pm, thru 4/25. $5/class, join anytime; call first so materials can be prepared. 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 E Center St. (530)365-9021. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring your friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games! Ages 10-17. 12-5pm. 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 1st.

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY 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 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

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 prereg $45/3-classes; includes materials. Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut St. (530)529-1332. Playgroup; Corning. A great place for children to play, learn & enjoy hands-on activities, all with their parents’ assistance, to help prepare them for Kindergarten. Ages 2-5. Th, 10-11:30am, thru Oct. Free. Corning School Readiness Office, 1480 South St. (530)824-4111.

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Ceramics. 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. Musical: The Sound of Music; Chico. One of the most beloved & inspirational musicals of all time, delighting audiences with humor, love & a score of hits such as “Maria,” “Do-Re-Mi,” & “My Favorite Things.” Great family show. 7:30pm. Pre-sale tix $20/adult, $12/child; + $5 at door. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Rd. (530)894-3282. 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 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. Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 1st. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 1st. Kids In Motion: Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 1st. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. 10-11am. Free. See the 1st. Teen Night At Cal Skate; Chico. All ages. 4 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 1st. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 1st.

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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. Final Creature Feature Program; Redding. A meet & greet event with stars of Turtle Bay: the animals. An opportunity to see amazing animals up close. Program ends today. 1:30pm. Free with Park admission ($10$14). Turtle Bay Exploration Park. 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. 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.

Youth with an interest in art will enjoy fun hands-on art experiences in the free workshop series Art Activities: For Kids At The Turner offered at CSU, Chico’s The Turner museum. Taught by university faculty & students, February’s theme is “American International: Abstract Expressionism.” See the 5th, 12th and 19th (Butte County).

Music Adventures; Redding. Students are introduced to musical instruments & music appreciation in a fun play setting. Parent involvement required. Ages 9 mos-4yrs. Fri, 9:3010am, 2/8-3/1. $26/4-class session. Enterprise Community Room, 4000 Victor Ave. (530)225-4095. David Jacobs-Strain & The Crunk Mountain Boys Concert; Redding. Oaksong Music Society presents virtuosic slide guitar player & storyteller David Jacobs-Strain & his amplified string band The Crunk Mountain Boys. They sing as if their souls & supper depend on it. All ages. 8pm (doors open

7:15pm). $20; tix avail. at The Music Connection. Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd. (530)223-2040. 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. Play the Wee Read game! 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY 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 1st. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 1st. Frolickin’ Frogs Mommy & Me Tumbling Class; Redding. Child & adult participation class for ages 18-30mos. 11-11:45am. 1st class free. See the 1st.. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 1st. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Avalanche Awareness Presentation; Mt. Shasta. Learn the basics of avalanche safety. Great info for anyone who snowmobiles, skis, snowboards or snowshoes in back country. Good refresher class. Hands-on Sat clinic 2/9. All ages, middle school to adult suggested. 1.5hrs, starts 7pm. Free. Conference room across street from Forest Service Ranger Station, 204 West Alma St. (530)926-4511. Painting Class With Alek Balos; Mt. Shasta. Alek Balos teaches students using a variety of mediums. Classes geared for teens & adults; all skill levels. Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm. $20/3 hrs; pre-reg required. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296.

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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,

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES 12:30-2:30pm. $20/drop in (space allowing) or prereg $45/3-classes; includes materials. Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut St. (530)529-1332.

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Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 2nd. Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under–strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 2nd. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 1st.

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Kids’ Build & Grow Clinic At Lowe’s; Chico. Kids get the opportunity to say, “I built it!” Participants create a project using wood, & receive a free apron, goggles, project-themed patch & certificate of merit upon project completion. Ages 5+. Free. 10am. 2350 Forest Ave. (530)895-5130. Musical: The Sound of Music; Chico. One of the most beloved & inspirational musicals of all time, delighting audiences with humor, love & a score of hits such as “Maria,” “Do-Re-Mi,” & “My Favorite Things.” Great family show. 7:30pm. Pre-sale tix $20/adult, $12/child; + $5 at door. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Rd. (530)894-3282. 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. Storytime; Chico. Join the fun! 2pm. Barnes & Noble, 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 Certified Farmers Market; Chico. 7:30am-1pm year-round at 2nd & Wall St. See the 2nd. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. All ages/ abilities welcome. 10-12am. See the 2nd.

Babysitting Certification Class, Redding: American Safety & Health Institute Babysitting Safety course teaches CPR, first aid & fun activities for various age groups. Ages 11-16 years. 10:30am-3pm. $40 (Y members $30), by pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Family 2nd Saturday: Art In The Park; Redding. Unleash creativity as you spend the day creating art in the styles of some amazing famous artists, like Pablo Picasso, David Hockney & M.C. Escher. You’ll paint, collage & even learn to create tessellations. 11am-3pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Final Animal Encounters Indoor Animal Show; Redding. Meet amazing animals as they fly, crawl, or walk by, in an up-close experience with some of Turtle Bay’s Walk on the Wild Side summer animal show stars. All ages. Sats, 1:30pm. Show series ends today. Free with admission ($10-$14). Turtle Bay Exploration Park. 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Indoor Seed Starting For Your Spring Garden; Redding. Dreaming of your spring garden while perusing seed catalogs on cold winter nights? Join Lisa Endicott & learn to make an easy (& productive) home seed-starting apparatus. 10am-12pm. $3 (members free). Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens office, 1135 Arboretum Dr. (530)242-3178. Disney’s The Little Mermaid Musical; Redding. Bring the whole family to enjoy this well-loved musical. Meet the characters for a photo opportunity after the matinée performance! 2pm & 7pm. $8/adults, $6/ages 14 & under, & seniors. David Marr Theater, 2200 Eureka Way. (530)243-8877. Roots & Shoots: Bald Eagles; Anderson. In this Jane Goodall youth program, check out wildlife & look for Coleman Bald Eagles defending their nests. All ages. Free: call ahead to confirm & for info. Meet 9am at the parking lot of Battle Creek Wildlife Area, Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd. (530)347-1687. 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. Sock Hop!; Redding. Ages 8-13 are invited to enjoy a rockin', boppin' good time with friends, music & lots of food. Prizes awarded to dance contest winners & best 50's-theme costumes. Children under 12 must be signed in & out by parent. 6-8pm. Free. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4375. 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. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am12:30pm. See the 2nd.

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY Kids On Wheels Skate Session; Redding. 10-11:30pm. See the 2nd. 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 2nd. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 1st. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 2nd. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

A Chocolate Affair Fundraiser; Mt. Shasta. Taste all the chocolate delights you can eat, enjoy delicious wines, & support Mt. Shasta Five Star Kiwanis in their goal of purchasing much-needed new youth rental skates & helmets for the Siskiyou Ice Rink. 5-8pm. For adults. $12, includes 2 drinks. The Gallery, 201-A N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)925-0754. A World Of Puppets Class; Mt Shasta. Learn the history of puppets from Egypt through Europe to North America. Create paper bag puppets to practice performing, also make felt hand puppets, rod puppets & marionettes. Ages 6-12. Sats, 10-11:00am. $10/ class. Siskiyou Arts Bus, next to Mt. Shasta Library. (530)239-4320. Avalanche Beacon Clinic; Mt. Shasta. Hands-on training for effectively using an avalanche beacon for backcounty companion rescue, recommended for winter snowsports enthusiasts. Presented by the Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center. Outdoor training–dress appropriately. Ages middle school to adult. 9am. Free; attend Feb 8 presentation first. Meet at The Fifth Season, 300 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-4511. 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. Give Kids A Smile Day; Fort Jones. Free dental care for kids up to age 16. As needed: screenings & exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings & extractions. Dr. Kevin Tseng, dental director. By appointment. Anav Tribal Health Clinic, 9024 Sniktaw Lane. (530)468-4470, ext. 307. Painting Class With Alek Balos; Mt. Shasta. Alek Balos teaches students using a variety of mediums. Classes geared for teens & adults; all skill levels. Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm. $20/3 hrs; pre-reg required. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. Siskiyou Sled Dog Races; Weed. Fun free family weekend event. View or volunteer in the ancient tradition of sled dog races. Starts 9am. Check the Siskiyou Dog Sled Races website for details. Deer Mountain/ Chuck Best Memorial Snowmobile Park, Hwy 97 13mi NE of Weed. (530)926-3641.

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Final Performance: The Sound of Music; Chico. One of the most beloved & inspirational musicals of all time, delighting audiences with humor, love & a score of hits such as “Maria,” “Do-Re-Mi,” & “My Favorite Things.” Great family show. 2pm matinée. Pre-sale tix $20/adult, $12/child; + $5 at door. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Rd. (530)894-3282.

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Dance Auditions; Redding. Community adults, high school & college intermediate dancers are invited to audition today for the annual repertory dance concert, “Keeping Dance Alive!” at Laxson Auditorium (April 5 & 6). Arrive 5:30pm, runs to 8pm. Free. Chico Creek Dance Centre, 1144 W. 1st St. Info: (530) 893-9028. Final Animal Parade On The Boardwalk; Redding. Season ends today, so come hang with Spike, the porcupine, Gidget, the cockatoo or other Turtle Bay animal celebrities as one of them leads the way down the Turtle Bay Boardwalk (weather permitting). Free w/ Park admission ($10-$14). Boardwalk outside museum. 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Group Scooter Ride; Redding. The Scooterville Scooter Club of Redding, whose motto is “Living life in the slow lane,” invites scooting families & like-

minded individuals to join their fun monthly group ride. All street legal scooters welcome! 1:30pm. Free. Lowe’s Home Center parking lot, 1200 E. Cypress Ave. (530)604-6020. Mama Mia! Sing-Along: Redding. A special sing-along version of the smash hit film. Come up with a creative costume & bust out your best dance moves, because the event features contests with prize giveaways. 7:30pm. $20. Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St. (530)243-8877. 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. W-Sun, 10:30am daily. See the 3rd. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Unlimited bowling 9-11pm. See the 3rd.

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Etch On Glass Valentine’s Day Gift Class; Mt. Shasta. Create a gift of a mug or vase etched with your special saying or design. Ages 8-adult. 1-3pm. $12, includes materials; please pre-reg so materials can be prepared. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296.  Siskiyou Sled Dog Races; Weed. Fun free family weekend event. View or volunteer in the ancient tradition of sled dog races. Starts 9am. Check the Siskiyou Dog Sled Races website for details. Deer Mountain/ Chuck Best Memorial Snowmobile Park, Hwy 97 13mi NE of Weed. (530)926-3641. 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 3rd. “Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for preschoolers. Free! 9-10am. See the 3rd.

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Collage. 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.

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Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/ Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7-8:30pm. See the 4th. Baby Bookworms At Redding Library. Children ages 6mo-2½yrs & parent/caregiver enjoy story, fingerplays & playtime. Learn how these early literacy activities build Developmental Assets. Play the Wee Read game! 10:30-11:30am. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Kindermusik With LYRA Monday Classes; Redding. Musical development classes for infants & children. Fosters bonding between children & caregivers. Ages birth to 7yrs. Mons, 10am, thru 3/18. See the 4th. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 11-6pm. See the 4th. 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 4th.

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Create Valentine Cards & Décor Class; Mt. Shasta. Prepare decorations for Valentine’s Day: Wall hangings, mobiles & other special items. Ages 7-adult. 4-6pm. $12; please pre-reg so materials can be prepared. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. 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. Mon, 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 3rd.

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

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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. Juan De Marcos &The Afro-Cuban All Stars; Chico. De Marcos & his band bring the music of Cuba to life. His music combines Latin big-band sounds with funk, jazz, syncopated percussion, smooth vocals & dance performances. Enjoy an evening of move-yourhips music. Ages 18+. 7:30pm. $18-30. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. NEd Talks; Chico. Nature education with community members. Tonight’s talks feature Tom Barrett, “Hard Work, Low Pay & Miserable Conditions: A Mini-Memoir of the California Conservation Corps”; Stacey Wear, “A Story of Respectful Revolution”; & Gerard Ungerman, “Hypermiling, Respectfully.” 7pm. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E 8th St. (530)891-4671. Nurturing Parenting Program; Paradise. Tonight: Understanding Feelings. Learn to foster growth in children (& self) without constant battles. Focuses on empathy, non-violent discipline, family roles & more. Ages adults. Tues, 9am-12pm, thru 3/12, drop-ins okay. Free. The Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center, 6249 Skyway. (530)897-6235. 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. 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 5th.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES 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. Wii At The Paradise Library. Come have after-school Wii fun, with a variety of games. All ages. 3-5pm. 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Crayon Art. Ages 5-16. Taught by a professional art instructor in a learning environment designed to foster creativity. M-Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Health, Illness & Immunizations. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 5th. Cheernastics Class; Chico. A great way to get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 5th. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/ Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7-8:30pm. See the 4th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Beginning Wood Carving Workshop; Anderson. Learn beginning wood-carving knife use. Bring pocket knife or X-Acto™ knife. Take home a project to finish. Ages 5th grade to adult. 5:30-7:30pm. $15/class, includes materials (some scholarship assistance avail.). Anderson City Hall Arts & Crafts room, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656. Chess Group; Redding. Whether you want to learn or want to 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 Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

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. 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. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy a special storytime, craft & music. 10:3011:30am. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Miss Nelson Is Missing! Theater Production; Redding. In this lively musical comedy back by popular demand, the kind & clever Miss Nelson masquerades as the infamous Viola Swamp, a nasty substitute, in order to teach her unruly class just what a good & fair teacher she is! Grades K-5. $8.50-$12, group rate avail. 9:30am & 11:30am. Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St. Tix: (1-800)606-0424. 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 1st. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 5th. Kindermusik With LYRA Tuesday Classes; Redding. Musical development classes for infants & children.

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SISKIYOU COUNTY

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. $10/class. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mt. Shasta Library, 515 Alma. St. (530)239-4320. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the bus in a creative art studio setting. Hands-on experience with paints, print making, clay, collage & more! Ages 9 & up (younger w/parent participation). Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm, thru 5/30. 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 5th. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 5th. Kids Aikido Class; Mt. Shasta. Playful setting. Ages 6-12. Tuesdays, 5:15-6pm. See the 5th. 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 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Playgroup; Los Molinos. A great place for children to play, learn & enjoy hands-on activities, all with their parents’ assistance, to help prepare them for Kindergarten. Ages 2-5. Tues, 10-11:30am, thru Sept. Free. First Steps Family Resource Center, 7700 Stanford Ave. (530)384-7833.

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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. Enjoy songs, stories, music & craft activities. Ages 3-5. 11am-12pm. Free. Oroville Library Meeting Room, 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. Ukulele For The Young At Heart; Paradise. Learn the most fun & easy-to-learn instrument, taught by Steve Walter. Reading music is not required; you’ll be playing within minutes. Class motto: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!” Weds, 5:30-6:30pm, 2/13-3/6. $50/session, bring your own ukulele. Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway. (530)872-6393. Valentine Crafts; Paradise. Children are welcome to come have fun making Valentine-themed crafts at the Paradise Library. 3pm. Free. 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Pen & Ink. Ages 5-16. Taught by a professional art instructor in a learning environment designed to foster creativity. M-Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Babies Love Books; Chico. Share stories, bounces & songs with your little one, 0-18mos. Two sessions: 9:30am & 10:30am. See the 6th. Dr. Becky Bailey’s “Conscious Discipline” Class Series; Oroville. Empowers adults to transform conflict into teaching moments. Weds, 5:30-8:30pm, thru 3/20, drop-ins okay. See the 6th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Drop-in Basketball Open Gym; Anderson. Free, supervised drop-in basketball program is open to youth grades 6-12. 6:30-8:30pm, thru 5/29. Anderson Middle School, 1646 Ferry St. Sponsored by Anderson Parks and Recreation. (530)378-6656. Family Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. Bring your family & create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school artist outing. $4/family. Weds,11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. 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. 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, 2:306:30pm, & Fri, 3-8pm. See the 1st. Ballroom Dance Classes; Redding. All ages. 6:3010pm. See the 6th. Competitive RC Racing; Redding. Ages 10+. Weds, 6-9pm. 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 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

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.

Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 6th. Ballroom Dance For Parkinson’s; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 12-1pm. See the 6th. 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 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

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After-School Storytime; Chico. Stories & craft for ages 6-9yrs. Lyon Books is today’s special guest. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For all ages of those who love to knit & crochet. 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. Library Playtime; Paradise Library. Children ages 0-3 & their families are welcome to come play at the library & meet our local parent-resource guest. 10am. 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. Russian National Orchestra; Chico. Led by Maestro Andrey Rubtsov & pianist Daniil Trifinov, this worldacclaimed orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, & Smetana’s Overture from the Bartered Bride. 18+. 7:30pm. $29-45. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. 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. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Sand Art. Ages 5-16. Taught by a professional art instructor in a learning environment designed to foster creativity. M-Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Cheernastics Class; Chico. A great way to get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 5th. Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. 1-4pm. Free. See the 7th. LEGO Club; Chico. Hands-on activities in engineering, physics, architecture & art. Ages 5-13. Th, 4-6pm, thru 5/30. See the 7th. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for mothers of children of all ages.10:30am-12pm. See the 7th. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/ Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7-8:30pm. See the 4th.

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. Lerendipity Painters; Redding. Watch artists in action: talk to the Lerendipity Painters, a group of local plein air watercolor artists, as they work. 9:30-12pm, Thursdays thru Feb. Free with Park admission. $10$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park Museum (east end). 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530) 243-8850. Little Explorers: Friendship; Redding. Friendship is the theme of this month’s activities & stories designed 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, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Little Movers & Shakers; Redding. Children ages 3-8, with their parents, enjoy stories, songs, fun crafts, music & movement, healthy snacks & more. Two Thurs sessions: 10 & 11am, thru 2/28. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY Parent Night Out “Flashback to the 80’s”; Redding. Let the Y Boulder Creek afterschool program give you a night out for Valentine’s Day while your kids travel back in time to enjoy the fun of the 80’s! Dinner provided with a baked potato bar. Ages 5-14. $12/child (Y members $10). 6-9pm, must pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Roots & Shoots: Bald Eagles; Anderson. In this Jane Goodall youth program, check out wildlife & look for Coleman Bald Eagles defending their nests. All ages. Free: call ahead to confirm & for info. Meet 9am at the parking lot of Battle Creek Wildlife Area, Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd. (530)347-1687. 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. Thankful Thursday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Bring in a non-perishable food item & the studio fee is free during your painting session. 11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. “Accelerate” Youth Leadership Group; Redding. For high school students. Thurs, 4-6pm thru April. See the 7th. 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 1st. 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 7th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 5th. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:30-6:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 7th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Thursday Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 0-7: 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 5-6pm. See the 7th. Tumbling Class; Anderson. Ages 4-8. 5-6pm. See the 7th. Ukulele Classes; Redding. Ages 4 thru adult. Help create a Ukulele band. Th, 7pm, thru 4/25. See the 7th. YogaFit For Teens; Anderson. For grades 7-12. Relaxing, energizing & fun. 5-6pm. See the 7th. Wii Games; Redding Library. Ages 10-17. 12-5pm. Free. See the 7th.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES 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. 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 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. “We Heart Uke” Festival & Fundraiser; Chico. Fun 2-day event. Today features beginner lesson (loaner ukuleles avail.), sing-a-long & jam session, & screening of Under the Boardwalk, A Ukulele Love Story. Raises funds for the Chico Children's Ukulele Group. Starts 4pm. $15 (1 adult & 1 child). Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 East 5th St. Tix info at festival website. Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the bus in a creative art studio setting. Hands-on experience with paints, print making, clay, collage & more! Ages 9 & up (younger w/parent participation). Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm, closed 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 6th. 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 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group; Red Bluff. Monthly meeting for breastfeeding mothers & their nursing children. Includes discussion, information & support. 11am. Free. Sunrise Bible Fellowship, 965 Jackson St. (530)526-6818. 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 1st. Playgroup; Corning. Children & parents play, learn & enjoy hand-on activities. Ages 2-5. 10-11:30am. See the 7th.

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Fine Art Drawing. Each day participants ages 5-16 enjoy a different art activity in an environment designed to foster creativity. Taught by professional art instructor. Two sessions today: 9am-12pm & 1-4pm. $10/hr, pre-reg. CORE Homeschool Vendor. Progressive Schoolhouse, 2400 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)345-5665.

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Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 1st. Kids In Motion–Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 1st. Teen Night At Cal Skate; Chico. All ages. 4 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 1st. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

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. Read To Me Book Club; Redding. Early literacy program encourages the love of books, inspires learning & prepares children for kindergarten. Special time together includes themed story time, art activities & weekly book bag exchange. Ages 2-5. Fri, 9-10am, thru 4/19. $20/full series (Y members $10). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. 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. 10:30-11:30am. Play 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 1st. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. 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 1st. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 1st. Frolickin’ Frogs Mommy & Me Tumbling Class; Redding. Child & adult participation class for ages 18-30mos. 11-11:45am. 1st class free. See the 1st. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 1st. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Painting Class With Alek Balos; Mt. Shasta. Alek Balos teaches students using a variety of mediums. Classes geared for teens & adults; all skill levels. Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm. $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. Classes will progress to machine sewing, pattern making & clothing design. Teacher: Maggie Woodard. Ages 7-9. Fridays, 3:304:30pm, thru 5/31 (except school holidays). $10/class. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mt. Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)239-4320.

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 1st.

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SATURDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

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. Chinese Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & a craft for all ages. 10:30am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Storytime at Barnes & Noble; Chico. Stories for all ages. 2pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 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 Certified Farmers Market; Chico. 7:30am-1pm year-round at 2nd & Wall St. See the 2nd. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 2nd. Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under–strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 2nd. “We Heart Uke” Festival & Fundraiser; Chico. Fun two-day event features movie night, jam sessions, beginning lessons, workshops, concert & more. Loaner ukes available. See the 15th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Afternoon Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Meet your friends for fun & exercise. All ages. 12-2:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. 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. Science Saturday: Insectapalooza; Redding. Discover the diversity & beauty of the insects around us through fun, hands-on activities & demos. Walk through the Tiny Footprints art exhibition, & watch a program about not-so-creepy crawlies. 11am-3pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.


GOING PLACES FEBRUARY Shasta Roller Derby “Wish Upon A Skate” Fundraiser; Anderson. Shasta Roller Derby vs. Rocklins’ Flood Water Roller Derby team. A portion of proceeds raised go to Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Great family event. All ages. Doors open 5:30pm. $10/advance, $12/door, free for ages 10 & under & veterans. Shasta District Fairgrounds, 1890 Briggs St.. (530) 510-3592. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am12:30pm. See the 2nd. 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 2nd. Kids On Wheels Skate Session; Redding. 10-11:30pm. See the 2nd. 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 2nd. Rock N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 1st. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9-11pm. See the 2nd. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

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 prereg $45/3-classes; includes materials. Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut St. (530)529-1332.

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The Bee Eaters In Concert; Weaverville. From bluegrass to Celtic, to pop, jazz. chamber & old-time traditions, well-loved award-winning musicians Tristan & Tashina Clarridge, along with hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman, present a memorable evening that’s fun for the whole family. 7pm. $25/family, $20/couple, $12/adult. Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, 101 Arbuckle Ct. (530)623-7105.

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SUNDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Eric Bibb & Habib Koité: Brothers in Bamako Concert; Chico. Malian singer-guitarist Habib Koité & American blues-man Eric Bibb join forces in an evening of transatlantic blues. Together they are “Brothers in Bamako,” combining cultures & music for an evening of true world-class guitar. 18+. 7:30pm. $14-27. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530) 898-6333. Young Artists Auditions; Chico. The public is invited to hear young classical musicians of the North State area compete in high school & university divisions for cash prizes & an opportunity to solo with the North State Symphony. 12pm. Free for the public to watch. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium , 400 West First St. (530)898-5984.

SHASTA COUNTY

Painting Class With Alek Balos; Mt. Shasta. Alek Balos teaches students using a variety of mediums. Classes geared for teens & adults; all skill levels. Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm. $20/3 hrs; pre-reg required. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296.

TEHAMA COUNTY

TRINITY COUNTY

The Bee Eaters In Concert; Cottonwood. From bluegrass to Celtic to pop, jazz. chamber & old-time traditions, well-loved award-winning musicians Tristan & Tashina Clarridge, along with hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman, present an evening that’s fun for the whole family. Old Time Fiddlers open. 2pm. $25/family, $20/couple, $12/adult. Cottonwood Performing Arts Center, 3266 Brush St. (530)515-2871. 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. Yarns At The Library; Redding. Ages 9 & up are

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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. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9-11pm unlimited bowling. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Metal Foil Elements Class; Mt. Shasta. Learn to create embellishments from metal foil for cards, scrap-

IN TH E N O RT H G AL L ERY:

This exciting, interactive and bilingual exhibit explores the science behind sports. Hands-on experiences allow visitors to test their athletic abilities while learning how their bodies work. SPORTSOLOGY IS A TRAVELING EXHIBITION OF SCIENCEWORKS HANDS-ON MUSEUM.

IN TH E N E W B E R RY GAL L ERY:

Brain Teasers2 brings 21 new hands-on puzzles with a wide array of challenges designed to develop problem-solving skills and provide plenty of fun for visitors of all ages. 2 BRAIN TEASERS IS A TRAVELING EXHIBIT PRODUCED BY THE OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.

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where beautiful talent flourishes New! Winter-Spring Classes Include:

Summer Dance Theatre Intensive June 17-July 12!

Hip-Hop Classes Taught By Joe Friedman

Registration begins March 1st, 2013!

Saturday Classes Jazz/Acro Classes For Pre-Teens/Teens Pointe/Variation Class For Advanced Ballet Dancers

MonCA IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH A COLLECTION OF OVER 350 WORKS OF ART LOOKING FOR A PERMANENT HOME IN CHICO, CALIFORNIA.

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The Dance Theatre Intensive is a unique summer day camp for all ages and levels that mixes the disciplines of dance, theatre, and music, taught by some of the best teachers in the North State! The camp culminates in an exciting Dance Theatre performance! Register early as space is limited.

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Gateway and the Museum of Northern California Art (MonCA) present “Explaining Creativity Through the Collection of Reed Applegate” from February 27 through August 18.

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books, magnets & stickers. Ages 6-teen. 1-3pm. $12/3 elements, materials supplied; please 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 3rd. “Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for preschoolers. Free! 9-10am. See the 3rd.

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The imaginative and spirited band of Tristan & Tashina Clarridge return to Cottonwood and Weaverville to share a memorable repertoire of styles and songs. They love performing for all ages, so bring the whole family to enjoy The Bee Eaters In Concert. Old Time Fiddlers open the Cottonwood show! See the 16th (Trinity County) and 17th (Shasta County).

The RAP does Birthday Parties! Book a party for your dancer and let us do all the work! Visit our website for more info!

We are currently working on choreography for our upcoming June Performance. Join us!

The Redding Arts Project 1726 Market Street • (530) 245-1019

Enroll Now! www.thereddingartsproject.com www.northstateparent.com • February 2013

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MONDAY

PRESIDENTS DAY

BUTTE COUNTY

After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Fine Art Painting. Each day participants ages 5-16 enjoy a different art activity in an environment designed to foster creativity. Taught by professional art instructor. Two sessions today: 9am12pm & 1-4pm. $10/hr, pre-reg. CORE Homeschool Vendor. Progressive Schoolhouse, 2400 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)345-5665. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/ Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7-8:30pm. See the 4th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Presidents Day Holiday School-Age Child Care; Redding. School holiday child care for ages 5-14. Fun activities & snacks provided; bring lunch. 7am– 6pm. Full-day or half-day options at Boulder Creek Elementary School, pre-reg through Shasta Family YMCA: (530)246-9622. Kindermusik With LYRA Monday Classes; Redding. Musical development classes for infants & children. Fosters bonding between children & caregivers. Ages birth to 7yrs. Mons, 10am, thru 3/18. See the 4th. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 11-6pm. See the 4th. 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 4th.

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 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

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TUESDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Chinese Calligraphy. 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. 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. NEd Talks; Chico. Nature education with community members. Tonight’s talks feature Jennifer Jewell, “Art, Architecture & Engineering - Oh, What We Can See in a Seed!”; John Whittlesey, “Danger among the Daisies - Predators & Pollinators”; & Jon Luvaas: “Inspiration from the Village.” 7pm. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E 8th St. (530)891-4671. Nurturing Parenting Program; Paradise. Tonight: Understanding & developing Family Morals, Values & Rules. Learn to foster growth in children (& self) without constant battles. Class series focuses on empathy, non-violent discipline, family roles & more. Ages adults. Tues, 9am-12pm, thru 3/12, drop-ins okay. Free. The Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center, 6249 Skyway. (530)897-6235. 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. 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 5th. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Calming Your Crying Baby. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 5th. Cheernastics Class; Chico. A great way to get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 5th. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7-8:30pm. See the 4th.

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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 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. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy a special storytime, craft & music. 10:3011:30am. Free. 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 1st. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 5th. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Research your family history with assistance from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. 10am12pm. See the 5th. Kindermusik With LYRA Tuesday Classes; Redding. Musical development classes for infants & children.

Fosters bonding between children & caregivers. Ages birth to 7yrs. Tues, 10am, thru 3/19. See the 5th. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 5th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

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. $10/class. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mt. Shasta Library, 515 Alma. St. (530)239-4320. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the bus in a creative art studio setting. Hands-on experience with paints, print making, clay, collage & more! Ages 9 & up (younger w/parent participation). Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm, thru 5/30. 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 5th. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 5th. Kids Aikido Class; Mt. Shasta. Playful setting. Ages 6-12. Tuesdays, 5:15-6pm. See the 5th. 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 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

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TEHAMA COUNTY

Winter Camp For Kids; Red Bluff. Ages 5-12 are invited to come make new friends while playing games & sports and creating arts & crafts. Feb 19-22, 7:30am-5:30pm. Bring snacks & lunch. $13/full day, $7/half day. Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. (530)527-8181. Playgroup; Los Molinos. Children & parents play, learn & enjoy hand-on activities. Ages 2-5. 10-11:30am. See the 5th.

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: 3D Pattern Craft. 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. 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. Paco Peña: Flamenco Vivo; Chico. Paco Peña is widely regarded as a preeminent flamenco guitar player world-wide. Together with his talented group of musicians & dancers, he brings the precision & fiery spirit of flamenco to life. All ages. 7:30pm. $18-31. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come enjoy wonderful stories. All ages welcome. 11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Babies Love Books; Chico Branch Library. Share stories, bounces & songs with your little one, 0-18mos. Two sessions: 9:30am & 10:30am. See the 6th. Dr. Becky Bailey’s “Conscious Discipline” Class Series; Oroville. Empowers adults to transform conflict into teaching moments. Weds, 5:30-8:30pm, thru 3/20, drop-ins okay. See the 6th.

SHASTA COUNTY

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. Bring your family & create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school artist outing. $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. 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 1st. Ballroom Dance Classes; Redding. All ages. 6:3010pm. See the 6th. Competitive RC Racing; Redding. Ages 10+. Weds, 6-9pm. 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 2nd.

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)964-3250. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 6th.


GOING PLACES FEBRUARY Ballroom Dance For Parkinson’s; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 12-1pm. See the 6th. 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 3rd. Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Stories & singing to live music for ages 0-5 10:30am. See the 6th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Winter Camp For Kids; Red Bluff. Ages 5-12 are invited to come make new friends while playing games & sports and creating arts & crafts. Feb 19-22, 7:30am-5:30pm. Bring snacks & lunch. $13/full day, $7/half day. Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. (530)527-8181.

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BUTTE COUNTY

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. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For all ages of those who love to knit & crochet. 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. Library Playtime; Paradise. Children ages 0-3 & their favorite adults are invited to come play at the Paradise library! 10am. 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: Pastel. Ages 5-16. Taught by a professional art instructor in a learning environment designed to foster creativity. M-Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. 1-4pm. Free. See the 7th. LEGO Club; Chico. Hands-on activities in engineering, physics, architecture & art. Ages 5-13. Th, 4-6pm, thru 5/30. See the 7th. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for mothers of children of all ages.10:30am-12pm. See the 7th. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/ Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7-8:30pm. See the 4th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Adoptive Parents Support Group: “Coffee & Conversation”; Redding. Adoptive parents meet to share, problem solve, give & receive support. 10-11:30am. Childcare available. Call for location: Lilliput Children’s Services. (530)722-9092. 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. 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. Enterprise High School’s 21st Variety Hour; Redding. New costumes, sets & special effects will

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In Weed, College of the Siskiyou's physics instructor Michael Read explains a variety of surprising physics principles at the upcoming COS Speakers Series: Physics Demonstrations, a presentation that's sure to be fun for all ages of inquiring minds. See the 21st (Siskiyou County). Photo: Michelle Young.

dazzle audiences of all ages. The enterprise drum corps returns with more humorous & complex percussion, & Starship performs both new & classic hits. A great family show. 7:30pm. $7. David Marr Auditorium, 2200 Eureka Way. (530)222-6601. Lerendipity Painters; Redding. Watch artists in action: talk to the Lerendipity Painters, a group of local plein air watercolor artists, as they work. 9:30-12pm, Thursdays thru Feb. Free with Park admission. $10-

$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park Museum (east end). 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530) 243-8850. Little Explorers: Friendship; Redding. Friendship is the theme of this month’s activities & stories designed 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, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

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The ladies of the upcoming Shasta Roller Derby "Wish Upon A Skate" Fundraiser are at it again: raising funds for community organizations! This special Shasta Roller Derby vs. Rocklins' Flood Water Roller Derby bout benefits the Redding area Make-A-Wish® Foundation, and it’s a fun family event. See the 16th (Shasta County).

Little Movers & Shakers; Redding. Children ages 3-8, with their parents, enjoy stories, songs, fun crafts, music & movement, healthy snacks & more. Two Thurs sessions: 10 & 11am, thru 2/28. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Thankful Thursday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Bring in a non-perishable food item & the studio fee is free during your painting session. 11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring your friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games! Ages 10-17. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Wynonna & The Big Noise Concert: Redding. Wynonna is one of the most popular & respected

female country stars of her time, with 5 Grammy awards, an Academy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist award, &18 Top Ten hits. A rare opportunity to experience one of country music’s most authentic voices. 7:30pm. $52-$72. Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St. (530)243-8877. “Accelerate” Youth Leadership Group; Redding. For high school students. Thurs, 4-6pm thru April. See the 7th. 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 1st. Children & Teens Grief Support Groups; Redding. For children grieving any death loss. Ages 6-18yrs & parents/grandparents. See the 7th.

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COS Speakers Series: Physics Demonstrations; Weed. Physics instructor Michael Read shares some of his favorite physics demos, chosen for their surprising & counterintuitive natures. Underlying principles will be explained. Topics include mechanics, waves, fluids, air pressure, electricity & magnetism. 7:30pm. Free. College of the Siskiyous Science Building, rm 7-212. (530)938-5373. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the bus in a creative art studio setting. Hands-on experience with paints, print making, clay, collage & more! Ages 9 & up (younger w/parent participation). Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm, thru 5/30. 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 6th. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance

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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 7th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 5th. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:30-6:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 7th. MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers); Redding. Twicemonthly support group for moms of preschoolers. Includes food, fun & childcare. See the 7th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Thursday Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 0-7: 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 5-6pm. See the 7th. Tumbling Class; Anderson. Ages 4-8. 5-6pm. See the 7th. Ukulele Classes; Redding. Ages 4 thru adult. Help create a Ukulele band. Th, 7pm, thru 4/25. See the 7th. YogaFit For Teens; Anderson. For grades 7-12. Relaxing, energizing & fun. 5-6pm. See the 7th.

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Winter Camp For Kids; Red Bluff. Ages 5-12 are invited to come make new friends while playing games & sports and creating arts & crafts. Feb 19-22, 7:30am-5:30pm. Bring snacks & lunch. $13/full day, $7/half day. Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. (530)527-8181. 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 1st. Playgroup; Corning. Children & parents play, learn & enjoy hand-on activities. Ages 2-5. 10-11:30am. See the 7th.

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Decoupage. Each day participants ages 5-16 enjoy a different art activity in an environment designed to foster creativity. Taught by professional art instructor. Today 5-9pm. $10/ hr, pre-reg. CORE Homeschool Vendor. Progressive Schoolhouse, 2400 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)345-5665. Playtime At Gridley Library. Toddlers & preschoolers socialize & play with toys. Parents have fun too! 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. Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 1st. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 1st.

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY Kids In Motion–Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 1st. Teen Night At Cal Skate; Chico. All ages. 4 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 1st. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 1st.

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Baby Play & Learn Class; Redding. New moms, dads & caregivers enjoy this “Play & Learn” style class. Learn parenting skills, connect with resources, make friends & enjoy special time with your baby. Led by qualified instructor. Ages birth-12mos. Free, must prereg. Fridays, 10:30-11:30am. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Enterprise High School’s 21st Variety Hour; Redding. New costumes, sets & special effects will dazzle audiences of all ages. The enterprise drum corps returns with more humorous & complex percussion, & Starship performs both new & classic hits. A great family show. 7:30pm. $7. David Marr Auditorium, 2200 Eureka Way. (530)222-6601. 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. 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 1st. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. 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 1st. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 1st. Frolickin’ Frogs Mommy & Me Tumbling Class; Redding. Child & adult participation class for ages 18-30mos. 11-11:45am. 1st class free. See the 1st. Rock N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat,

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Friday Art Walk; Mt. Shasta. Enjoy receptions, original art & prints at six participating galleries in downtown Mt Shasta from 4-8pm. Game Night & Valentine’s Crafts; 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. Painting Class With Alek Balos; Mt. Shasta. Alek Balos teaches students using a variety of mediums. Classes geared for teens & adults; all skill levels. Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm. $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. Classes will progress to machine sewing, pattern making & clothing design. Teacher: Maggie Woodard. Ages 7-9. Fridays, 3:304:30pm, thru 5/31 (except school holidays). $10/class. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mt. Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)239-4320.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Winter Camp For Kids; Red Bluff. Ages 5-12 are invited to come make new friends while playing games & sports and creating arts & crafts. Feb 19-22, 7:30am-5:30pm. Bring snacks & lunch. $13/full day, $7/half day. Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. (530)527-8181. 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 1st.

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Childbirth Preparation Workshop; Chico. Weekend workshop prepares expectant parents for birth, newborn care & breastfeeding. Promotes individual choices, including natural breathing, relaxation techniques & pain management options. 2/23-24: Sat, 9am-4pm & Sun, 9am-1pm. $125/couple, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Ed. Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite #120. (530)332-3970. Children’s Space Adventure Day; Chico. Bring the family for a fun day of space exploration. New exhibit features moon rocks, life-size replica of a space station, Mars Landscape, & make-&-take projects. 11am3pm. Free. CSU, Chico’s Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology (Meriam Library Complex, rm 180). (530)898-5397. Kids’ Build & Grow Clinic At Lowe’s; Chico. Give your child the opportunity to say, “I built it!” Participants create a project using wood, & receive a free apron, goggles, project-themed patch & certificate of merit upon project completion. Ages 5+. Free. 10am. 2350 Forest Ave. (530)895-5130. 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 Certified Farmers Market; Chico. 7:30am-1pm year-round at 2nd & Wall St. See the 2nd. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 2nd. Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under–strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 2nd. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 1st.

All About Women Health, Home & Hobbies Fair; Anderson. Free demos & educational classes, fun activities & displays for kids. Learn about exercise, massage, chiropractic, nutrition, financial planning, home decorating, gardening, arts & crafts, & more. Free entry. Proceeds help with student scholarships of Soroptimist International of Anderson-Cottonwood. 10am-4pm. Shasta District Fairgrounds, 1890 Briggs St. (530)244-5919. 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. Enterprise High School’s 21st Variety Hour; Redding. New costumes, sets & special effects will dazzle audiences of all ages. The enterprise drum corps returns with more humorous & complex percussion, & Starship performs both new & classic hits. A great family show. 1pm & 7:30pm. $7. David Marr Auditorium, 2200 Eureka Way. (530)222-6601. First Aid Training Child & Adult, Redding: American Safety & Health Institute child & adult hands-on first aid training. Includes 2-year certification & handbook. Ages 12 & up. 10am-1pm. $40 ($30 Y Members $30), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. 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. 1200 E Cypress Ave. Multi-cultural Celebration; Shasta Lake. 10th annual event features international food (served 11am-12:45am), cultural & community booths, & cultural presentations (1-3pm). All ages. 11am-3pm. Free. Central Valley High School, 4066 La Mesa Ave. (530)241-8421.

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY North State Symphony Concert: Experience Charm; Redding. Enjoy a performance featuring young awardwinning soloist Nellie Ponarul playing music by Samuel Barber, plus Mozart’s final symphony, “Jupiter,” and a quirky, fun piece by Stravinsky, “Pulcinella Suite.” All ages; families welcome - see free tix offer on page 16. 7:30pm. $21-$50/adults, $6- $12/child. Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St. (530)243-8877. Saturday Afternoon Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Meet your friends for fun & exercise. All ages. 12-2:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. Shasta Land Trust’s Wildways Kickoff Party; Redding. Join Shasta Land Trust for their biggest fundraiser of the year. Features dinner, no-host bar, live music & silent auction. Purchase tickets to the popular Wildways events series. All ages. 6pm-10pm . $30-$35. Senior Citizen’s Hall, 2290 Benton Dr. (530)241-7886. 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. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am12:30pm. See the 2nd. 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 2nd. Kids On Wheels Skate Session; Redding. 10-11:30pm. See the 2nd. 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 2nd. Rock N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 1st. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 2nd. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 2nd.

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Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. Learn to dance the 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. Painting Class With Alek Balos; Mt. Shasta. Alek Balos teaches students using a variety of mediums. Classes geared for teens & adults; all skill levels. Fri 1-4 or Sat 12-3pm. $20/3 hrs; pre-reg required. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296.

TEHAMA COUNTY

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 prereg $45/3-classes; includes materials. Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut St. (530)529-1332.

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“Lost Arboretum” Tour; Chico. Join CA Native Plant Society Mt. Lassen Chapter for a 2-hour stroll through an 1888 arboretum. Featuring fine specimens of American persimmon, Japanese zelkova, cork oak, black ash, & 65 others from around the world. 9:30am-12pm. Meet at Cedar Grove parking area west of Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. 8th St. (530)342-2293. North State Symphony Concert: Experience Charm; Chico. Enjoy a performance featuring young awardwinning soloist Nellie Ponarul playing music by Samuel Barber, plus Mozart’s final symphony, “Jupiter,” & a quirky, fun piece by Stravinsky, “Pulcinella Suite.” All ages; families welcome - see free tix offer on page 16. 2pm. $21-$34/adults, $6-$12/child. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530) 898-6692.

SHASTA COUNTY

Children’s Concert; Redding. Redding Co-op Preschool & Shasta High School Band perform their 38th annual Children’s Concert. Gift basket, raffle, concessions & houseboat vacation giveaway during the concert. All ages. 1pm. Children free, adults $3. David Marr Theater, 2200 Eureka Way. (530)241-4355. 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. W-Sun, 10:30am daily. See the 3rd. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9-11pm unlimited bowling. See the 3rd.

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Nature Inspired. 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. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/ Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7-8:30pm. See the 4th.

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Positively Girls Club; Redding. Girls ages 9-15 make friends, learn new things & grow positively. A supportive environment for girls to get to know each other & their community through girl talk, fun activities & field trips. 6-8pm, thru 2/4. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4375. Youth Swim Lessons, Redding: Learn swimming fundamentals as well as build self-confidence & make friends. Ages 2–12, all levels.  2/25-3/7, eight 30-min classes. $45 (Y members $35), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Kindermusik With LYRA Monday Classes; Redding. Musical development classes for infants & children. Fosters bonding between children & caregivers. Ages birth to 7yrs. Mons, 10am, thru 3/18. See the 4th. Baby Bookworms At Redding Library. For infants & toddlers ages 6mos-2½yrs & their parent/caregiver. 10:30am. Free. See the 4th. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 11-6pm. See the 4th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

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. Mon, 10-11am. Free. McCloud Elementary School Library. (530)964-3250.

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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. Infant/Pediatric Safety & CPR Class; Chico. The #1 cause of death for children under the age of 5 is preventable accidents. Learn how to make your child’s environment safe, & infant/child CPR techniques. For ages teens & adults. 9-11:30am. $35, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Education, 251 Cohasset Rd. #120. (530)332-3970. NEd Talks; Chico. Nature education with community members. Tonight’s talks feature Lise Smith – Peters, “Bidwell Park Volunteers, Stewardship 101!”; Peter Hollingsworth, “How One Teacher Learned to Shrink Bidwell Park to a Manageable

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY Size.”; & Ron Greenberg, “The Big Squeeze: Boas, Pythons & More.” 7pm. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E 8th St. (530)891-4671. Nurturing Parenting Program; Paradise. Tonight: Praising Youth & Their Behavior. Learn to foster growth in children (& self) without constant battles. Class series focuses on empathy, non-violent discipline, family roles & more. Ages adults. Tues, 9am-12pm, thru 3/12, drop-ins okay. Free. The Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center, 6249 Skyway. (530)897-6235. 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. Wii At The Paradise Library. Come have after-school Wii fun, with a variety of games. All ages. 3-5pm. 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Colored Pencil. Ages 5-16. Taught by a professional art instructor in a learning environment designed to foster creativity. M-Th, 3:30-5:30pm & Fri 2-5pm. See the 1st. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Becoming a New Parent. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 5th. Cheernastics Class; Chico. A great way to get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 5th. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/ Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7- 8:30pm. See the 4th.

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Chess Group; Redding. For youth & adult; all levels. Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Free. 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. Know Your Special Education Rights Workshop; Redding. Child Help Education Advocacy Relations offers this workshop for parents, presented by Taymour Ravandi, attorney from Disability Rights California. 6pm-8pm. Free (food perchance requested), pre-reg, limited space. Round Table Pizza Banquet Room, Mt. Shasta Mall, 900 Dana Dr. (530)710-8987. Preschool Page Turners; Redding. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy a special storytime, craft & music. 10:30-11:30am. Free. Redding Library, 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 1st. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 5th. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Research your family history with assistance from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. 10am12pm. See the 5th. Kindermusik With LYRA Tuesday Classes; Redding. Musical development classes for infants & children. Fosters bonding between children & caregivers. Ages birth to 7yrs. TUES, 10am, thru 3/19. See the 5th. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 5th.

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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. $10/class. 1-2pm. $5/class. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mt. Shasta Library, 515 Alma. St. (530)239-4320. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the bus in a creative art studio setting. Hands-on experience with paints, print making, clay, collage & more! Ages 9 & up (younger w/parent participation). Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm, closed 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 5th. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 5th. Kids Aikido Class; Mt. Shasta. Playful setting. Ages 6-12. Tuesdays, 5:15-6pm. See the 5th. 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 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

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Playgroup; Los Molinos. Children & parents play, learn & enjoy hand-on activities. Ages 2-5. 10-11:30am. See the 5th.

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Paper Marbling. 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. Calder Quartet Concert; Chico. The Calder Quartet plays songs ranging from classical works to contemporary improvisation, from pure string music to unexpected jams. The choice of many leading composers to perform their works, the quartet’s distinctive approach & incredible musicianship are highlights. 18+. 7:30pm. $11-25. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. 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. Babies Love Books; Chico. Share stories, bounces & songs with your little one, 0-18mos. Two sessions: 9:30am & 10:30am. See the 6th. Dr. Becky Bailey’s “Conscious Discipline” Class Series; Oroville. Empowers adults to transform conflict into teaching moments. Weds, 5:30-8:30pm, thru 3/20, drop-ins okay. See the 6th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Family Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. Bring your family & create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school artist outing. $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. “Too Much Fun!” Youth Concert; Redding. An evening of fantastic music! Enjoy some of your favorite songs performed by 4th-8th grade students of Redding School of the Arts. The repertoire spans decades & includes a wide variety of genres & styles. All ages. 6:30pm. $2 donation requested. Redding School of the Arts Amphitheater, 955 Inspiration Place. (530)247-6933.

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GOING PLACES FEBRUARY Toddler Storytime With Paul & Linda Boyden; Redding. Join special guest & storyteller extraordinaire Linda Boyden at this monthly storytime event. Sing songs with musical guest Paul 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 1st. Ballroom Dance Classes; Redding. All ages. 6:3010pm. See the 6th. Competitive RC Racing; Redding. Ages 10+. Weds, 6-9pm. See the 6th. 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 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 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Puppets, Stories & Songs For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 0-5 & their accompanying adult enjoy fun stories, singing along 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. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 6th. Ballroom Dance For Parkinson’s; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 12-1pm. See the 6th. 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 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

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After-School Art Program; Chico. Today’s activity: Geometric Design. 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. Bigger Baby & Me Classes: Health & Wellness Series; Chico. Informative 6-week series. Topics include: 1st Year Milestones, Individual Temperaments, Discipline & Guidance, Baby Sign Language Development, Cultural Identity, & Play & Learning. Thurs, 10:30am-12pm, 2/284/4. $75/series, pre-reg: Enloe Mother & Baby Education, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite #120. (530)332-3970. After-School Storytime; Chico. Stories & crafts for ages 6-9yrs. Lyon Books is today’s special guest. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Caregiver Self-Care & Resource Training; Paradise. For those caring for someone else’s child or children. Facilitated group offers support, training for better self-care, & resources. 11am-1pm. Paradise Family Resource Center, 6249 Skyway. (530)809-0444. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For all ages of those who love to knit & crochet. 12pm. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Infant & Toddler Storytime; Paradise. Songs, stories & music for little ones ages 0-3. 10am. Free. Paradise Branch 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. Cheernastics Class; Chico. A great way to get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/Th 3:30-5pm. See the 5th. Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. 1-4pm. Free. See the 7th. LEGO Club; Chico. Hands-on activities in engineering, physics, architecture & art. Ages 5-13. Th, 4-6pm, thru 5/30. See the 7th.

Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for mothers of children of all ages.10:30am-12pm. See the 7th. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-13: M/Tu/ Th, 6-6:45pm. Ages 13+: M/Tu/Th, 7-8:30pm. See the 4th.

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. Lerendipity Painters; Redding. Watch artists in action. Final chance to observe & talk with the Lerendipity Painters, a group of local plein air watercolor artists, as they work. 9:30-12pm, Thursdays thru Feb. Free with Park admission. $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park Museum (east end). 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530) 243-8850. Little Explorers: Friendship; Redding. Friendship is the theme of this month’s activities & stories designed 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, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Little Movers & Shakers; Redding. Children ages 3-8, with their parents, enjoy stories, songs, fun crafts, music & movement, healthy snacks & more. Two Thurs sessions: 10 & 11am, thru 2/28. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Thankful Thursday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Bring in a non-perishable food item & the studio fee is free during your painting session. 11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. “Accelerate” Youth Leadership Group; Redding. For high school students. Thurs, 4-6pm thru April. See the 7th. 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 1st. Children & Teens Grief Support Groups; Redding. For children grieving any death loss. Ages 6-18yrs & parents/grandparents. See the 7th.

Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 5th. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:30-6:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 7th. Ukulele Classes; Redding. Ages 4 thru adult. Help create a Ukulele band. Th, 7pm, thru 4/25. See the 7th. Wii Games; Redding Library. Ages 10-17. 4-5pm. Free. See the 7th. YogaFit For Teens; Anderson. For grades 7-12. Relaxing, energizing & fun. 5-6pm. See the 7th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Family Fun Night Mardi Gras Themed; McCloud. A fun evening that includes dinner & fun Mardi Gras themed family activities. 5-8pm. Free, please pre-reg. Scouts Hall, 405 E. Colombero. (530)964-3250. Siskiyou Arts Bus Open Studio; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the bus in a creative art studio setting. Handson experience with paints, print making, clay, collage & more! Ages 9 & up (younger w/parent participation). Tu/Th, 2:45-5pm, thru 5/30. 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 6th. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 5th. 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 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 4th.

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 1st. Playgroup; Corning. Children & parents play, learn & enjoy hand-on activities. Ages 2-5. 10-11:30am. See the 7th.

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