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Volume 20 - Issue 6 March 2012 Features: 6 Be the Change:

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A World Of Appliances

Sheri Eby, Shasta County

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In Love With Texture & Tile

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By Darla Greb Mazariegos

Auto Care My Way

By John Sanguinetti

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Cost-Saving Ideas To Enliven Your Kitchen

By Lisa Shara

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Twelve Ways to Spend Less on Home Repairs

By Darla Greb Mazariegos

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The Kitchen: The Soul Of the Home

By Sharyn Fields

By John Sanguinetti

By Claudia Mosby

Secrets Of Successful Commitments, Part I

By Joy Hosey

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The ABCs Of Grief – Helping Your Child Cope With The Loss Of A Pet

By Jennifer Phelps

Departments:

6 Be The Change 25 Family Calendar 36 Childcare Directory

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There were six of us children that grew up side by side in my parents’ house. Some of my sisters were more outgoing and some were shy. One was nimble; another was book smart and musical. One of my big sisters was especially animal savvy and tomboy happy. We grew up carrying the fresh scent of the outdoors on our cheeks when we came in for our supper. We played hard in the nearby fields, creeks and orchards with all the usual freeze tag, hiden-seek and mother-may-I games. I personally was heavily into the making of homes and little hideaways out of cardboard or lumber scraps from the abundant nearby construction sites, while the other neighborhood children played. I recall one tile contractor handing 5-year-old me beautiful Spanish ceramic tile scraps for my own little abode. To my mind, that was as good as gold.

Now, more than 40 years have passed and I still delight in fixing up places and making them feel warm, attractive and welcoming. While last year’s North State Parent home issue included information about urban gardening and families who live on farms, this year’s issue offers a look at many diagnostic tips, from keeping your auto running to what to know before you pick out an appliance. I aptly named this issue LOVE YOUR HOUSE as an effort to share the fondness I have for creating loving and supportive environments. If your business shares this vision and would like to be included as a resource in the future, please let me know.

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Remodeling my house reminds me of parenting: You’re in it for the long haul and patience is key, day in and day out.

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By Darla Greb Mazariegos

Sheri Eby - Shasta County

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"Never underestimate the capabilities of children." ~Dr. William Jacoby

t is the Redding School of the Arts (RSA) winter concert and 50 children from the Strings Program are ready to perform. The students stand with bows at the ready, poised to begin playing the pieces of music they’ve been rehearsing. Their teacher Sheri Eby reflects: “My goal for children is to love music. We're building tone and technique at every class – they love to play!” With over 30 years of experience, Sheri is passionate about her profession, and has a special way of connecting with her students. “Sheri touches so many lives,” says Molly Mancasola, mother of three of Sheri’s former private lesson students. “She has an underlying belief that every child can be an artist.” A year ago Sheri took over the strings “fiddling” program at RSA and transformed it into a classical strings program featuring violin, cello, viola and bass. Her classes also include fiddling, and lots of incentives that help children have fun while learning new pieces. Sheri also runs the

after-school program, the RSA String Orchestra for advanced students, and a beginning Suzuki class for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. When Christine Kingsbury’s daughter Emily began the Strings Program in the fall of 2011, she had been taking private violin lessons since the age of 4 but had very little interest in her instrument. “The Strings Program has totally inspired her,” notes Christine. “We went from ‘please practice your violin’ to ‘please put your violin away’ at night when it was time to go to bed!” In February, the RSA String Ensemble performed at the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) North State Solo and Ensemble Festival at California State University (CSU), Chico. The ensemble won the highest award at the festival, the Command Performance, and they are now eligible to participate in the CMEA State Festival at CSU, Sacramento in May. Born and raised in Redding, Sheri’s life has been devoted to music since the 8th grade when she started learning the violin. She graduated from CSU, Chico with a degree in music, and then earned a teaching credential from Simpson University. Her background also includes training in the Suzuki Violin Method. She studied violin with David Mallory, William Barbini, Dennis Butterfield, and Dr. William Jacoby.

Before RSA, Sheri taught at the Turtle Bay School in Redding for eight years. Michele Krause, mother of two of Sheri’s former students, emphatically states, “Sheri made a huge difference in my children’s lives.” Michele recounts that when afterschool music program funding was being cut, Sheri would stay all afternoon beyond what was required. One of Michele’s sons went on to play violin for the Shasta College Youth Symphony. “Sheri knows how to inspire children. She’s able to give them something that makes them feel good about themselves,” Michele says. Molly Mancasola recalls Sheri’s impact on her children: “Our family began to see Sheri as more than a music teacher. She became a mentor in each of our lives.” Molly’s daughters started lessons at ages 2 and 3, and later became state fiddle champions. Molly says that learning the violin helped develop her daughter Sydney’s vocal talent. Now age 24, Sydney studies opera on the East Coast, and just won a 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council competition. Sheri’s influence on children also has extended to her own son, Michael Eby, who currently attends the Manhattan School of Music. “He started playing the violin at age 2,” says Sheri, “at 19 he is now a virtuoso.” Sheri’s professional experience includes playing in the Redding Symphony, North State Symphony, Chico Symphony, Simpson Symphony, the Reno Philharmonic, and Harrah's Show Orchestras. She also enjoys fiddling – jazz, Cajun, Celtic, folk and bluegrass – and is a two- time California State Fiddle Champion in the adult division. For teachers, success is not defined by a high-paying salary or material acquisitions – it’s defined by watching their students demonstrate new skills and knowledge, and by the joy experienced when their students succeed. “Now that our children are adults, we credit Sheri as the force behind our family's deep love for music,” states Molly. “She’s such a spark!” While Sheri expresses great pleasure in seeing her students learn and succeed, her students and their parents know they are fortunate to have this passionate and inspiring teacher in their lives. Ó A mother of three, Darla Greb Mazariegos is a writer living in Butte County.

Our Be the Change column mission is to feature those, especially from the North State, who are actively making a difference in the lives of children and families. If you would like to nominate someone who is making a difference, please write to lisa@northstateparent.com

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By John Sanguinetti

MY WAY

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ver since I was age 14 in 1959, I have loved cars. My dad used to let me drive the family 1952 Ford station wagon (a Woody) up and down our driveway just to practice with the clutch and gas. My grandfather had a 1940 Chevrolet pickup with the starter button on the floor that I got to drive on back roads (with him) until I got my license the day I turned 16. Dad used to change his own oil and spark plugs on the old Plymouth and Chevy we had before the Ford. So I was interested and paying attention to cars even in those early years. My first car, a 1953 VW that I bought in 1962 for $300, barely ran; it had 130,000 miles on it and was worn out. I parked it in the back yard and rebuilt it slowly over the course of a year, one component at a time, and finally took the engine (in a box) to a

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AUTO CARE mechanic to have it rebuilt. It was great, and I thought it was a sports car, so I drove it to death in less than a year (broken crankshaft on Pacheco Pass). As you can see, I had an interest and some kind of aptitude for messing around with cars, and although I didn’t really know much, I did know that I wanted my cars maintained so that they would run well and be mechanically sound and safe to drive. I put seat belts in all of my cars – I remember drilling holes in the VW floor for the bolts. I installed and made my daughters use the primitive car seats and seat belts that I installed in the van/camper conversion (another VW) that we bought in 1970. The “bus,” as we called it, had an air-cooled engine that required a valve adjustment every 1500 miles, and I learned to do that myself after a bad experience with the deal- 8

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Auto Care My Way er. I also learned to change plugs and points and work on the brakes. Over the years I gained a lot of experience with cars. We had a 1963 Plymouth Valiant (great car), 1960 & 1969 Dodge Dart, 1978 Volvo, 1982 Nissan Stanza, 1986 Dodge Colt Vista and now a 1991 Toyota Previa (another great car) and 1991 Jeep Cherokee 4 WD. The Previa has 250k miles and still runs great. I change the oil every 3,000 miles and put platinum plugs in it. Same for the Jeep: with 168k I have occasionally had to work on small items that wear out, and I have a reliable local mechanic that I use for the messy stuff.

My advice to you about your car is this: Choose your car with some serious thought to how it will age and what it will take to maintain it. I check Consumer Reports new and used car information. For the Toyota Previa and the Jeep, I interviewed mechanics before I bought them in order to know what they thought of the vehicle models and what their experience of working on them was.

the battery can leave you stranded. Check battery terminals for corrosion and tightness. Keep the correct-sized wrench in your vehicle in case you need to tighten the terminals while on the road. Learn how to clean battery posts and terminals; a wire battery post brush can be bought at an auto parts store. Badly corroded terminals may need to be replaced. 4. Brakes: if your brake pedal or parking brake is mushy, low to the floor or is making funny noises, have someone knowledgeable check your brake system immediately. If your brakes are making noise, have them checked. 5. Tires: There are a lot of high quality tires to choose from. Check Consumer Reports for results of their road tests for tires. Quality tires are expensive, but are worth the extra cost for the safety of your family. Be aware of the condition of your tires;

Make maintaining your vehicle’s critical systems for reliability and safety a priority: 1. Oil and lube: Get the oil and oil filter changed; be sure you are replacing with the correct type of oil for your vehicle. Have moving parts lubed. 2. Lights: Check headlights, brake lights, and backup, signal, emergency and interior lights. Have a friend walk around the vehicle to confirm each is working. 3. Battery: A corroded or loose connection to

Money-saving tips: buy a tire gauge and a tread depth gauge, and use them regularly. Be sure you carry a good spare tire and jack in your vehicle. 6. Exhaust: The exhaust system is a very important part of your vehicle, if it is loud, rattling, or if you smell exhaust fumes in the car, get it checked and repaired immediately.

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A. Budget for periodic car maintenance. Look at your owner’s manual/ maintenance schedule booklet. Don’t put maintenance off because you don’t want to spend the money – it only gets more expensive and more risky. B. Learn to do some vehicle maintenance and repairs yourself. (Check your vehicle’s warranty for any restrictions.)

Your local auto supply store is a resource and may be able to offer advice. Friends and neighbors might be knowledgeable. Take a class at your community college. Look for related books at libraries and bookstores; auto supply stores may carry manuals for your make and model. Check online for auto repair resources. C. Drive your car gently – don’t race the engine and don’t warm it up (just drive slowly for the first mile or two). Drive so you don’t have to over-use your brakes: anticipate stops you know about, what cars ahead will do, and when lights will change. Downshift on hills (up or down) and use overdrive appropriately. D. Be aware of how much insurance you have, and give some thought to how much collision coverage you really need for an older vehicle. Ó John Sanguinetti is a fourth-generation native North State resident who has loved cars for over 50 years. He is a retired electrician, a used book store owner and volunteer for environmental causes. He is known for being tight with a dollar and useful under the hood of a car.

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By Lisa Shara

Cost-Saving Ideas to enliven your kitchen

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ith the kitchen being a primary gathering place for many families and their guests, a new look for your kitchen is not only a visually appealing, but can be mentally and emotionally uplifting as well. Obvious quick kitchen transformations include painting kitchen walls or

cupboards. If the trial-and-error method of making color decisions based on matchbook-sized paper swatches isn’t working for you, try out new colors by purchasing paint in sample-sized containers available at many retail stores. By painting sample patches on an existing wall, you can get a feel for new color

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Cost-Saving Ideas To Enliven Your Kitchen Three cost-effective ideas to consider: Reface Cabinets and Countertops

Cabinets, particularly those at eye level, are a dominating visual feature of a kitchen. When painting or staining isn’t enough, yet fully replacing cabinetry is too immense a project, an alternate approach that saves both time and waste is cabinet refacing. Refacing includes replacing cabinet doors, drawer faces and hardware, and applies a matching style over existing cabinetry. The entire process can be done quickly by a professional, typically in three to four days. I spoke with Z Murad of Granite Transformations in Chico, a family-owned business that offers both cabinet and countertop refacing. He explained that countertop refacing is done using either granite or recycled glass, overlaying the new surface directly onto existing countertops (including tile). The process can be complete in one to two days. If “going green,” is your preference, take note that the glass countertops are made using up to 72% recycled postconsumer glass infused with a polymer, creating a long-lasting surface that is permanently impervious to bacteria, and fully approved for food preparation. The color selection for granite refacing is earth tones of brown, greens and grays; Z says “the sky’s the limit” for glass countertops – they can be ordered in any color, customized to your preference. Refacing rather than replacing saves landfills from a tremendous amount of added waste. Items that are removed (e.g., cupboard doors) are recycled whenever possible. Using a local company completes the job quickly and professionally, saving time and money. Because you won’t have to gut the kitchen, your family won’t need to eat out for the weeks it can take as a full-replacement or do-it-yourself project. On average, kitchen refacing typically costs 30 to 40 percent less than an equivalent remodel. For more information or to take a peek at what’s offered, visit the Granite Transformations showroom in Chico at 629 Entler Ave. (530) 892-1600; www.granitetransformations.com.

Change Light Fixtures

Lighting has a significant effect on both the atmosphere and usefulness of your kitchen, especially during meal preparation and other high-traffic times: many families eat meals, do homework and catch up on projects at the kitchen table. Not only are attractive fixtures and good lighting key components of a kitchen environment, but

lighting that offers the flexibility of creating different moods is also important. Energy codes require that a high percentage of kitchen lighting in new construction meet a 40-lumens-per-watt standard, a standard not met by incandescent lighting. Highly efficient, quiet fluorescent fixtures and LED fixtures are fulfilling those requirements. Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) can be used in recessed ceiling cans, or in surface mount systems like track lighting, spot or flood lights. CFLs can also be used as indirect lighting on top of cabinets. Fluorescent lamps now come in a variety of colors to compliment your kitchen’s look, and dimmable fluorescents are available too.

Incandescent fixtures can still be used in places where they give the look you want, or where concentrated lighting is needed to perform particular tasks. Add recessed lighting under cabinets or above a kitchen island to make it easier to see while cooking. Consider adding small hanging lights Refacing can be done using granite or recycled glass, overlaying the above the kitchen table. new surface directly onto existing countertops (including tile). Creative electrical switching can allow you to turn on sections of lighting, or to control individual mood on any kind of lighting. Three-way lights. Dimmers can be used to change the switching allows lights to be controlled from more than one location. Consult with a lighting designer or professional electrician, or visit a lighting store for ideas.

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If your kitchen curtains have been exposed to the sunlight, they may have become faded and drab. Renee Noel, owner of The Fabulous Fabric Shop in Redding, suggests the following: “Add a handmade touch with fun, bold cotton prints as a great way to create a little inexpensive flair in your kitchen! Sew some cute and simple tab or tie-top curtains. Spruce up some basic tea towels with ruffle trims in a matching fabric print. One-of-a-kind placemats or a runner will keep the theme going on the kitchen table.” Can't decide on a color scheme? Pantone is a company known to design professionals world-wide as a leading authority on color (www.pantone.com). Renee says, “Tangerine Tango is Pantone's color for 2012 and would be sure to brighten up any kitchen!” For how-tos and other trendy home sewing ideas, Renee suggests visiting www.sew4home.com as a great online resource for inspiration. The Fabulous Fabric Shop carries designer cottons and offers sewing classes to get you started, at 1814 Churn Creek Rd. in east Redding. (530) 221-1608; www.thefabfabricshop.com. Ó Writer Lisa Shara lives in Siskiyou County, and is contemplating a new look for her kitchen.

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By Darla Greb Mazariegos

TWELVE WAYS TO SPEND LESS ON HOME REPAIRS

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our home is probably one of your most valuable assets, so keeping it in good repair should be a high priority. In a tight economy, it’s important to find creative ways to save money on fixing your home, from learning to do your own repairs to knowing when to call in an expert. Here are twelve ideas that can help you spend less when making home repairs.

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1. Keep up with basic maintenance to extend the life of your home. Routine maintenance of both the exterior and interior of your home will save you money by preventing a need for more expensive repairs later. To protect your exterior against weather damage, important tasks include cleaning gutters, and calking windows, window trim and doors. Interior maintenance tasks in-

clude cleaning painted walls, particularly in the kitchen and bathrooms, to help extend the life of the paint, and calking showers, bathtubs and sinks to protect against water damage. Change furnace filters on a regular basis to extend the life of your furnace. 2. Learn to do your own home repairs for minor and medium repairs. Use “how to” manuals, take a class at a com-

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munity college, or watch do-it-yourself videos. Many home improvement stores offer informative videos on their websites. Check out Lowe’s online How-To Projects section which includes a projects library. Workshops are also offered at home stores. At Home Depot’s Learning Center Clinics, you can take classes such as “Affordable Kitchen Redesign” and “How to Install Wall Tile.” 13

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Twelve Ways to Spend Less on Home Repairs Your local hardware store can often offer ideas and information as well. 3. Trade your skills. Lend a hand to your neighbors, who in turn can help you with your projects. Or find a trade or barter system where you can exchange your skills or materials. Shasta Commons offers a child-friendly Traders Co-op, where you can exchange your crafts, skills, services and more on the first Sunday of every month from 1-3pm, held at the Seed of Life Café, 414 N Mt. Shasta Blvd. in Mt. Shasta. For more information, visit shastacommons.org or call (530) 926-6836. 4. Find a reliable repairman who is skilled at many different jobs. If you can’t do it yourself, wait until you have two or three projects before you call a repairman. This can save you money since you will not be calling for each project separately and paying for each individual visit. 5. If you need to hire a contractor or repairman, get at least three quotes. With the current real estate market, some may be willing to negotiate a lower bid. However, make sure that you hire qualified and highly recommended contractors. Ask your neighbors, check with the Better Business Bureau, and

read online reviews to help ensure that you hire the best person for the job. You don’t want to hire someone who does an inadequate job, and then have to hire someone else to redo the job! 6. Do your research when purchasing materials. Go online to compare prices, and compare prices at your local hardware and home improvement stores. For higher-priced items, you can try to negotiate a lower price with retailers who know they might lose you to a competitor. Many manufacturers offer rebates; research online for printable coupons and for promotional codes available for discounted online purchases.

7. Shop for materials yourself even if you need to use a contractor for a project. If the contractor says he can get a cheaper price for materials, you will be able to compare his or her prices with what you have found on your own. 8. Purchase building materials at a home supply recycling/surplus store. These stores offer surplus building supplies (new and recycled), providing a cost-effective alternative for homeowners while helping the environment too. In Chico, visit the Habitat for Humanity of Butte County ReStore, open Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm at 220 Meyers St.; (530) 895-1271. In Anderson, Moores Green Goods offers “rescued” building supplies, open Tue.-Sat., 10am5pm at 1697 South St.; (530) 378-2700. 9. Repair or replace? Decide when to repair or replace a broken appliance. If an appliance isn’t working properly, but is relatively new, replacing a part may be more cost-efficient than buying a new appliance. However, if the cost is more than half the purchase price, you should consider replacing the unit. 10. Buy energy-efficient appliances and do other energy-efficient improvements to your home. Although you will pay more up front, you’ll save more money in the long run by paying less on electric bills. Pacific Power, and Pacific Gas and Electric, both offer rebates for a variety of newly purchased and installed energy-efficient appliances, and for a variety of home improvement upgrades. For informa-

tion, visit www.homeenergysavings.net/ California/forms.html or www.pge.com/ myhome/saveenergymoney/rebates/ 11. Don’t forget to use your warranties. Keep a special file of home appliance warranty information. When you buy an appliance, write on the manual cover information about when the appliance was installed and the date its warranty expires. 12. Contact local community action agencies. Some agencies offer qualifying applicants low-interest loans specifically for energy-efficient home improvements, and some offer free home weatherization services to qualifying low-income homeowners and tenants. For example, the Community Action Agency of Butte County, (530) 538-7534, offers weatherization services; Shasta County Housing, (530) 225-5160, has a Housing Rehab loan program for homeowners in the unincorporated areas of Shasta County; and GNC (Great Northern Corporation) in Siskiyou County offers both weatherization services, (530) 938-4115 ex. 15, and lowinterest loans, (530) 938-4115 ex. 21 – call for details and to determine income and location eligibility. Ó Writer Darla Greb Mazariegos enjoyed coloring as a child, so it’s not a surprise that her favorite home improvement project was painting each room in her house a different color.

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By Sharyn Fields

the kitchen :

The Soul Of The Home

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’ve often heard it said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. I disagree. I think that the kitchen is the soul of a family. It’s a place where mundane routines and daily chores are stirred together with the funny little irritants and sweet nothings that all families possess.

The kitchen can hold a moment in time where the walls of the day come down, and a carefully held dream or fear can be safely revealed. Or it can become a combat zone second only to a TV reality show when personalities collide. If you have a picky eater hovering around as you

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cook, it can be a place of great tension as the child lurks anxiously, waiting to find out what horrific offering you’ll set on the table. (My oldest was always watching to see if I was slipping even a trace of onions into whatever I was cooking.) When I was the mother of young chil-

dren, I did not work outside the home. My kitchen was warm and clean, and housed the fragrances of a thousand sugar cookies more often than not. Menus were carefully planned; I had the luxury of time to simmer, stew and roast things that a working mother wouldn’t be able to. I really 15

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The Kitchen: The Soul of the Home enjoyed those years, and the peacefulness of the kitchen with its order, stability, and great meals, too. Fast-forward to the present. I find myself in the regrettable position of being a single mother working outside the home. I don’t regret the job; in fact I thrive at work. It’s a place where I have purpose, passion and a built-in support system of friends who offer daily encouragement and praise. But when I get home after a long day at work, tired and stressed out, suddenly the proposition of cooking has lost its luster. It’s become a desperate, frantic, pots-and-pansbanging, traumainducing pressure cooker. Or it’s become the time it takes to inhale the fumes of the car in front of me at the drive-through window. And in these moments I miss the soft, sweet, long days of thoughtfully creating a meal with intention, artistry and motivation to fulfill the needs of my family. My mother instilled the desire to be at home, creating an environment of peace and order. She passed down to me the recipes from generations past, and a few of her own as well. When I do have the time and inspiration to plan and carry out the menus in that old recipe box, I often feel that my grandmother, my great-grandmother and my mother are all there with me as I cook. And when we taste the time-honored offerings of the magnificent cooks they all were, I feel that I am once more a little girl, and even more, that I am introducing my children to the women in my life who are now gone and whose lives and spirits bear remembering often. Kitchens are so much more than a place for food preparation though. Ours has been known to be a dance floor because our socks slide so well on the wood floors. The sink held the bubble bath for my babies. Singing in the kitchen is something not to be overlooked; breaking out into song at odd moments is the spice of life. The kitchen has been an emergency room (fortunately mostly the bee-sting and Band-Aid variety). It’s also the counseling office for all of my children as they talk to me of their troubles

while I cook. It’s been a science lab (not because of my food … actual science experiments have been conducted), and it has felt many times like a hotel kitchen, with me as a short-order cook. That’s when I throw my hands in the air and say “This kitchen is closed!” My mother says that her kitchen is the only place in this world where she feels she can build something that she knows will turn out okay. She likes the order of it, the measurements and unchanging properties of certain ingredients. Her kitchen is her respite in a world that is uncertain and fickle. She cooks to create, to unwind, to release the stress of the day. Her culinary pursuits are to her what reading a good book or going for a peaceful walk are to me. In the kitchen there are certain smells

and flavors that have the power to transport me to another time and place; I become a kid again in an instant! Old feelings, thoughts and memories exist in the smell of homemade macaroni and cheese, chocolate cake, or bread that’s baking in the oven. How many moments of life can be summed up in one whiff of something you once loved, something someone once made for you with hands of love? When can you ever bite into a homemade cookie or a favorite holiday treat, and not remember days long ago? Whether a stay-at-home mom or working mom, I want my kitchen to be a welcoming place of respite, of memories, of weaving our past with our future, of embracing my children with the knowledge of my love and care for them, of laughter and bickering, of real moments and emotions that echo across the years. It’s where a family comes together, grows and changes. I want to create a haven for each unique personality, for each and every soul that dwells

there – a place where we can each be who we are regardless of where we’ve been or where we are going. This is what my kitchen means to me: it’s the soul of my home. Ó

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By John Sanguinetti

A WORLD OF

APPLIANCES I

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t really is a world full of appliances these days! There are so many choices between all the available major and not-so-major creations beckoning us with their promises of ease, utility and service! Modern appliances do make housework and chores easier and quicker. Major appliances – stove, refrigerator, water heater, dishwasher, clothes washer, dryer, air conditioner, microwave, etc. – also can

make life one long learning curve! Solidstate electronic controls for most of these, coupled with high standards set by industry and government, currently affect all energyand water-using appliances. There is frequently a need or desire to service, repair or replace an older or less energy-efficient appliance. When looking for a new appliance, I find myself checking Consumer Reports magazine or their website (www.consumerreports.org) frequently for

EVERYDAY

research-based advice on new appliances. Consumer Reports is an independent testing organization that strives for objectivity and accuracy; they test just about everything, and are well known and respected for their efforts for the consumer. When considering buying a new appliance, a trip to a local appliance store is just about mandatory. Not only will buying from a local retailer keep dollars in your community, but the visit can be an educa-

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A World of Appliances Energy efficiency is a big topic these days and is being emphasized to promote appliance sales as never before. Look for Energy Star labels and shop for appliances that offer energy-saving settings. Newer refrigerators are significantly more energy efficient than older models, and because of this, some utility companies offer rebates and will pick up and recycle older refrigerators to encourage consumers to buy new ones. Many newer clothes washers are much more water and energy efficient than the older models. Mini-split ductless heat pumps are more efficient and quieter than old standard heat pumps or old-fashioned air conditioners. Water heaters are more efficient, too. – the list goes on.

Things to consider:

Stoves: Stoves are gas or electric, and in some cases both. Ovens can be standard, convection, steam or a combination of these, plus microwave. Or a cooktop and separate oven or ovens. Find out how easy the stove is to clean, and what materials it’s made of. Do you like the controls? Refrigerators: Top freezer, bottom freezer or side-by-side? Bottom freezers are most efficient, followed by top freezers, and side-by sides are the least efficient. Ice makers take up a lot of room in the freezer, and throughthe-door models are less efficient. Consider how easy the refrigerator will be to clean and how its storage matches your lifestyle. Washing Machines: Free-standing, top or front loading, stackable, full size or small size, pedestals … the choices go on and on.

There is a big range of energy usage between different models, and BIG price differences. Some units spin at higher speeds than others so clothes have less moisture and dry quicker in the dryer, saving energy there. Dryers: Again, free-standing, top or front loading, stackable, full size or smaller, pedestals, gas or electric; and more advanced technologies for energy saving and faster drying are coming soon. A moisture sensor that shuts off when the load is dry can save a lot of energy. Outdoor clotheslines offer the most economical way to dry clothes! Water Heaters: While gas or electric models are still relatively standard, solar options are very efficient in some climates as a pre-heater to your gas or electric system, or consider a solar system with a gas or electric back up. Heat pump systems are currently under development. Increase savings by insulating tanks and pipes, and by using less hot water. Microwave: Microwaves use less energy and time to heat or cook items, and can be very convenient for a quick cup of tea or for heating leftovers. They do take up counter space, or can be built in to cabinets, included in a range or double oven, or even hung under a cabinet. Many colors, styles, controls, features and prices are available. Air Conditioning/Heating: The oldstyle window or wall units are still available, but are typically noisy, not very efficient and have significant air leakage problems. Heat pumps with forced air systems have become the norm in many homes requiring seasonal heating and air conditioning. Un-

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and to keep in mind that there may be some correlation between price and quality. Again I suggest checking www.ConsumerReports.org, or their magazine and year-end reports, available at your library. You can also search online for reports, reviews, recalls or problems with specific appliances. Appliance Safety: The Consumer Product Safety Commission, using estimates from 2006 through 2008, states that major appliance malfunctions cause more than 150,000 residential fires each year, resulting in 3,670 injuries, 150 deaths, and $547 million dollars in property damage. Over 15 million appliances were recalled for potential fire-causing defects. It is very important to register your appliances so you can be notified in case of a recall. If you experience an appliance fire, report it to www.SaferProducts.gov, a CPSC website. It is also recommended that you have a working smoke alarm in each bedroom, the kitchen, and on each level of your home. Additionally, keep a good fire extinguisher on each level and in the kitchen. Unplug appliances when they are unused or you are away. For more information on appliance fire safety, visit www.tinyurl.com/CR-ApplianceFires. Ó John Sanguinetti is a retired electrician, community activist, and book lover who dabbles in archaeology, travel and home remodeling in his spare time.

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in love with

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rtist Colleen Barry’s house looks like no other on the block. Light blue with globesized mosaic finials resting atop a matching cobalt blue wrought iron gate, its design is whimsical, subtly beckoning to the curious, “Come, take a look inside!” Barry's art has been exhibited at galleries and museums nationwide, including the Smithsonian, and her works are included in collections internationally. She is best known locally for her “Mosaic Oasis” and “Frog Island” installations at Turtle Bay Exploration Park's McConnell Arboretum.

“The Children’s Garden site was one of the few areas at the time with mature shade trees,” says Barry. “I envisioned an oasis, a place where families, school groups and garden visitors could meet and relax, and where children could play.” The end result is a brightly colored, richly textured discovery zone where visitors can rest or explore the mosaic’s narrative details.

Art on the Outside

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On the other side of the garage lies a narrow flight of stairs leading up to Barry's studio. An eclectic mix of buttons, ceramics, tiles, books, colorful handmade paper, and the incalculable “flotsam and jetsam” (a term she uses to refer to any material discard that lends itself to fascinating art) are stored neatly in drawers and cabinets, and on shelves. In one corner sits a massive display of discarded pencils now artfully repurposed: thousands of them meticulously layered, flowing upward from the base of a large pot, rising like a dome of colorful sherbet atop an ice cream cone. Beyond the studio doors lies the main floor of the split-level home she shares with husband Don Rath, and their two Jack Russells, Luci and Daisy. Here every wall, table and corner offers something exquisitely unique. An elaborately designed driftwood framed mirror hangs on the living room wall, Barry’s ode to the baroque period. A festive button inlay silhouettes the edges of a trunk

table. A mixed media bust leans in a corner of the living room. Techno geodes – Barry's interpretation of rock geodes using a concrete base and old computer parts like coils and wires at the center – are displayed prominently on a shelf under the dining room window. “I like having a lot of art around me,” she says, “other people’s as well as my own. I like sort of a primitive feeling.” This is evident by the display of Mexican folk art throughout the house. One whole wall showcases colorfully detailed and variously sized dance masks Barry has acquired during her frequent trips to Mexico. On the breakfast bar she has installed hand-painted tiles with scenes portraying Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the Mexican holiday honoring deceased loved ones; “Ex Votos,” or miracle paintings, hang throughout the kitchen. “It’s so important to have original art in your house,” says Barry, “whether you’re making it or your kids are making it.” For those not artistically inclined, she says, “You can go to local galleries or an arts council and buy the work of area artists, often for

about the same price you’d spend on an art reproduction at a big box store.”

Kids Art for Home and Garden

Making art a family affair can be simple and fun, and Barry has several suggestions for decorative projects for home and garden. “You can go on walks and pick up stones or interesting leaves to make collages or rubbings,” she says. “Found objects make great art. Things that aren’t necessarily thought of as art materials, like bottle caps, are fabulous. You can stretch yourself and your children creatively by using unusual items.” Things that are normally thrown away or recycled – like cardboard, paper or cans – can be ripped or cut up and layered to make interesting art. With the addition of paint, glue, color and other media like textiles or beads, the possibilities are endless. Family trips or outings are another source of inspiration. “I get inspired by traveling and nature,” Barry says. “I pick up rocks and look at birds' nests.” Inspiration is as close as the backyard or neighborhood for those willing to look

at everyday objects in a new way. Stepping stones can be a fun and easy project for kids of all ages. Barry recommends buying bags of pre-mixed concrete and using plastic saucer bottoms from pots as molds, or using lawn edging as an inground frame. Broken china or thrift store finds, along with found objects, can be easily incorporated into the stone. “Some amazing art can be made for little cost,” says Barry, who can attest to the power of inspiration and creativity in keeping both mind and spirit engaged. “I’m never bored. I’m always checking things out.” For helpful tips on making mosaic stepping stones with kids, visit: www.tinyurl.com/KimGrantKidsMosiacs. Ó

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Secrets of

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By Joy Hosey

successful commitments PART I

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he “C” word – Commitment – elicits a wide range of beliefs, feelings and potential confusion for many couples. Commitments and agreements are foundational to any healthy partnership, yet many people struggle with clearly communicating their values and preferences. For some, Commitment = Forever = "Yikes, there goes my freedom!” while others view their life as incomplete unless they’re in a “committed relationship.” But what exactly does that mean? Before reading further, I invite you to take a moment and “try on” the word Commitment. Actually stop what you’re doing, take a few centering breaths and just say the word out loud to yourself … and notice how your body reacts. This exercise raises a gamut of feelings for people, depending on their beliefs and past experience with the topic. “I feel

like I have cement blocks on my feet” or “my solar plexus is pulsating and energy is rising up and out of my heart,” are not unusual responses to this exercise. Whatever your experience, consider it a valuable clue as to how commitment operates in your life. Staying curious is key. I invite you to stay connected to your breath, periodically taking a moment to check-in with your inner-body awareness as you continue to read this article. Here are a few “secrets” to reflect upon as you consider the power of making commitments – or not.

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Secrets of Successful Commitments How I relate to this definition is that true commitment involves all of me – my head, my heart and my gut – being in alignment. If my head thinks something “is a good idea,” but my heart or gut is not in agreement, then I am participating in wishful thinking and not true commitment. It is valuable for couples to clearly name what they are already committed to, which sometimes surprises them. “Naming and claiming” your current commitments requires an honest appraisal of your life, and taking responsibility for what you’ve created. The good news: There are many commitments already shaping your current relationship that ARE WORKING FOR YOU! For instance, you and your partner may have a commitment to create and maintain a clean, beautiful home environment together. Or perhaps you support each other in eating a healthy breakfast ... or taking family vacations every year, no matter what. To get clear sense of how commitment is working for you, take an inventory of what’s going well in your life. For instance, are you both committed to enjoying simple pleasures together? Having

quality time with your children? Supporting each other in your careers? Sharing chores? Making time for social events or personal time? Make a list of ways that you and your partner are already in agreement around commitments. Relationship Tip: If you’re interested in vitalizing your relationship, take time to appreciate your partner – and yourself! – for all your mutual commitments that are currently working for you!

Commitment Secret #2:

If you don’t make conscious commitments with your partner, you leave room for UNconscious commitments to rule your relationship. If you’re curious to know what your current unconscious commitments are, simply look at where your attention perpetually gets directed in a negative way; in other words, what are your biggest complaints? Here are a few common issues couples complain about – along with some potential underlying unconscious commitments: 1) Complaint: “You don’t see/understand me.”

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Underlying Unconscious Commitment: We are committed to not telling the whole truth to each other, especially in the area of_______________ (e.g. money, sexual feelings, addictions, personal aspirations). 2) Complaint: “I don’t trust you.” Underlying Unconscious Commitment: We are committed to blaming each other and holding each other responsible for the difficulties on our relationship. 3) Complaint: “We never have enough quality time together.” Underlying Unconscious Commitment: We are committed to making our children’s (or family’s or animal’s or work…) needs more important than caring for ourselves and/or our relationship.

track and support that commitment. For example, if you both commit to living within your financial means, you might make specific agreements about your spending plan: We agree to spend within our agreed-upon budget. If any expenditure arises that might exceed our budget, we agree to check-in with each other and decide how we will pay for it before any money is spent. Clear agreements become a loving, powerful way to support your mutual commitment. Ó Joy will be facilitating a “Relationship Basics” workshop for couples in Mt. Shasta on Saturday, March 24th. For more information, contact the Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center at (530) 926-1400. Next month’s article will explore why we break our commitments and more about creating commitments that really work!

Commitment Secret #3:

Clear agreements are born from clear commitments. Agreements are the result of having taken the care to name what is most important to you in your relationship (read: what you’re committed to) and creating specific ways to

Author Joy Hosey is a relationship guide and coach living in Ashland, OR. You can find out more about Joy and her work at JoyHosey.com.

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By Jennifer Phelps

The ABCs Of Grief Helping Your Child Cope With The Loss Of A Pet

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he day you and your family bring home your new pet, Fluffy, is truly exciting. Whether it is a dog, cat or hamster, owning a pet can provide a valuable opportunity for your child to learn responsibility, care and patience. But what about when the inevitable happens, and Fluffy eventually dies? Losing a pet can be a very traumatic event for children. It is often their first experience with death. For parents, though, it offers a chance to help kids cope with grief in healthy ways. Shasta County resident and therapist Gretchen O’Connell, MFT, has helped people of all ages cope with loss, both in her private practice and in bereavement support groups she facilitates. O’Connell suggests using a simple, straightforward approach with children when a beloved pet has passed on; she abbreviates this approach “ABC.” She encourages parents to give kids all the information, be there, and offer choices. O’Connell says, “If you use this guiding principle, you basically can’t go wrong.” But is it really as easy as ABC?

A: O’Connell explains that it is important to give children all the information about the death of a pet. Because kids are imaginative, she says, they fill in the blanks when information is left out. For instance, your child may conclude that the death is somehow her fault if you don’t explain what actually happened. Be careful, though, as young children especially can be very literal. If you tell your four-year-old that Fluffy has “gone to sleep,” she may become fearful of going to bed at night. O’Connell suggests being very clear and specific. For instance, you can say something like, “Fluffy’s heart has stopped working.” Be truthful, and your child can ask for clarification if needed. According to O’Connell, you don’t have to worry about offering too much information. “Kids tune out what they don’t understand,” she says. B: Being there for your child after the family pet has died may seem obvious, but it’s important to remember that you, too, may be upset and grieving for Fluffy. If you find that you are too distraught to be there physically and emotionally, then

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your child needs someone else, such as a grandparent or trusted friend, to rely on. Such support should be ongoing, too. “Kids grieve differently than adults,” says O’Connell. “They do it in fits and starts.” She explains that this non-linear grieving can show up even years after the loss. For children, grief over a pet’s death can also trigger memories of other losses they have experienced in their young lives. For example, sadness over a previous divorce could resurface – this is important to remember when offering support to a grieving child. C: The third element of the ABC approach is choice. O’Connell points out that parents often try to protect their kids from death by excluding them from certain aspects of the experience, like seeing the body or being there for the burial. She suggests that, instead, children should be given choices as they find their way through the grieving process. “Parents should let kids participate as much as they feel inclined,” she says. Kids, especially very young kids, are often nonverbal. “It’s important to look not

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just at what they say, but what they do,” says O’Connell. Offering an array of activities, like art, can aid in coping. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests that children may benefit from drawing pictures of the departed pet, writing a letter, compiling photos into an album, or participating in a memorial service. O’Connell adds, “There is really no right or wrong way to grieve.” Of course, saying farewell to Fluffy is never going to be easy for your child. But since children look to their parents when deciding how to react, it’s up to you to model healthy grieving. “If the adults are okay, the kids will be okay,” O’Connell says. By using the ABCs of grief as a guideline, you can support your child through the complicated emotions that accompany loss. Ó

Shasta County author Jennifer Phelps is a mom, animal aficionado, and amateur dog trainer who can't imagine a household without at least one pet (okay, two pets).


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The Asante Network hosts a two-day Asante4 craft & clothing fundraising event in Redding, featuring items designed and crafted by artisans in Africa. See the 24th & 25th.

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Journey to Redding with your whole family4 to experience an action-packed musical stage adaptation of Disney's Mulan, Jr. Evening and matinee performances. See the 23rd & 24th.

4In Redding and Chico, lean to play chess

or come improve your skills! The YMCA in Redding offers a drop-in chess event each Tuesday and Thursday evening; see the 1st. In Chico, teen volunteers help chess players learn the game on Tuesday afternoons; see the 6th.

In Durham, the Patrick Ranch Museum showcases works of 54 local artists in a juried exhibition featuring historical water tank houses of Northern California. See the 31st.

GOING PLACES MARCH T H E E V E N T S C A L E N D A R F O R B U T T E , T E H A M A , S H A S TA & S I S K I Y O U C O U N T I E S To submit your event: Calendar submissions must reach North State Parent by the 10th of the month prior to the event's date. The best way to submit events is via our online submission form located on the home-page of our website at www.northstateparent.com. Include the event date, time, location, cost, event contact phone number, age suitability, and a brief (up to 30 words) description of the event. For calendar inquiries contact our calendar editor at: calendar@northstateparent.com P.O. Box 1602, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 Phone (530) 926-1287, 2# Fax (530) 926-3873

April Deadline is March 10th 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.

CONTESTS

July 4th T-Shirt Design Contest; Mt. Shasta. Siskiyou County artists of all ages are invited to submit t-shirt designs for Mt. Shasta’s annual July 4th Fun Run/Walk. $5/submission. Submit March 5-10. 10am-5pm, at the Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery & Cultural Center, 418 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)938-0130.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Customized Youth Group Activities; Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Youth groups, schools & homeschoolers are invited to schedule ranger-led group activities: hikes, gold panning, storytime & other educational-related activities. All age groups; min 15/ max 30 people. $5 per vehicle Day Use fee. Info/Reg: (530)242-3451.

Public Vote for July 4th T-Shirt Design; Mt. Shasta. Cast your vote for the finalist design entries for the 2012 Mountain Runners July 4th Fun Run/Walk t-shirts. Vote March 12-23, M-F 10am-5pm, Sat 11am5pm. Winners announced 3/9. All ages. Siskiyou Arts Council, 418 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-1294. Siskiyou Skate Rink Survey; All counties. Friends of the Rink, a non-profit community group, is working on solutions for making the Siskiyou Ice Rink a financially sustainable operation, and is seeking public input about the rink’s value as a community resource and recreational facility for families, individuals, schools & groups. Please share your input though FOR’s online survey at www.siskiyourink.org. Wee Read Challenge; Redding. In this reading challenge for young ones and their parents, participants complete Wee Read gameboards by attending 10 library storytimes & reading 10 books at home. For each completed gameboard, players choose a book to keep. Ages 6mos-6yrs. Mon, Tues & Fri, 10:30am. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

LEAGUES & GROUPS REGISTRATION

Redding Amateur Wrestling Club Practices; Redding. Wrestling is natural to kids. Open to age’s 5 & up (boys, girls, men, women & masters). Tu/Th evening practices, 3/6-5/24, $50 at Shasta High School. See the 6th for sign-up event info. (530)244-3796. Youth Instructional Bowling League; Redding. Open enrollment–come have fun! Ages 7 & up, Weds, 3:30pm. $5.50/2 games, shoes included. Shasta Lanes, 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773.

EXHIBITS

Ba Wira (Ba-We-da): Come Eat!; Redding. Guest curators Kenwa Kravitz & Michelle Radcliff Garcia offer a behind-the-scenes peek at traditional Wintu culture from ancient techniques to modern materials. Explore traditional acorn staple foods & more. Thru 4/15.

W-Sat., 9am-4pm & Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Brain Teasers 2; Redding. Challenge your mind & solve 20 mind-bending puzzles in this fun interactive exhibition that’s great for the whole family. Thru 9/09. W-Sat., 9am-4pm & Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Famous Artist Portfolio Art Show: An Artist I Am, I Am; Redding. Showcases the art of K-8th grade students from Shasta County schools participating in the Famous Artist Portfolio Program. Students’ works were inspired by artists featured in 70 themed portfolios, such as Fantasy & Imagination, & Patterns Around Us. Thru 4/15. W-Sat., 9am-4pm & Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Fly Fishing: The Art Of Deception; Redding. Flyfishing is a unique worldwide industry that’s art, craft, science & sport. Learn its history & technology, from bamboo to graphite, horsehair to nylon, barbed hooks to “catch & release.” Thru 4/15. W-Sat., 9am-4pm & Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Noise!; Chico. Investigate the science of sound, music & hearing, with 11 hands-on activities including: scream chamber, create a science-fiction soundtrack, play a PVC-tube pipe organ, & much more. All ages. W-Sun,125pm, thru 4/25. $3-$5, ages 2 & under free. Gateway Science Museum, 625 Esplanade. (530)(530) 898-4121. Selections From The Collection: Mabel Moores Frisbie; Redding. See works of Mabel Moores Frisbie, child of pioneers & member of Shasta High School’s 1st graduating class. Her art records historic buildings & landscapes in our region. Thru 4/15. W-Sat., 9am4pm & Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Shasta County High School Juried Art Exhibit; Redding. See the creative works of Shasta County High School students. 3/9-4/14, T-F 11am-5pm, Sat 11-3pm. Awards reception 3/10 during 2nd Saturday Art Night. Old City Hall Gallery, 1313 Market St. (530)241-7320. The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective; Redding. From familiar characters from his 44 children’s books, to early ad campaigns, to his secret life as a surrealist, explore the world of Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, through Geisel’s illustrations & bronze sculptures. Enjoy the reading corner & learn to make Oobleck too. Thru 04/15. W-Sat., 9am-4pm & Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. The Bicycle: Life On Two Wheels; Chico. The Chico Museum’s new FUN exhibit explores bicycle history & science, as well as safety, economic & environmental issues. Appealing to all ages & all types of bicyclists, from novice to pro. 3/3-7/29, W-Sun 12-4pm. $2-$3, under age 14 free. Chico Museum, 141 Salem St. (530)891-4336. Toys: The Inside Story; Chico. What makes Jack jump out of his box? How does an Etch A Sketch® work? Explore & discover the simple mechanisms that make your toys work. All ages. W-Sun, 125pm, thru 5/28. Adults: $5/adults, Children: $3/child (Museum members free). Gateway Science Museum, 625 Esplanade Chico. (530)898-4121. The Parrot Playhouse: Lories!; Redding. Feed colorful Australian lorikeets right from your hand, in an interactive aviary featuring lorikeets in every color of the rainbow. W-Sat, 9:30-11:45am & 1-4pm & Sun 10-11:45am & 1-4pm. 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.

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Humorous family entertainment is guaranteed at the upcoming Let's Go Science Show in Weed. Learn principals of physics with Professor Smart & Dr. Know-it-all as they join forces for this educational, exciting & experiential extravaganza. See the 4th. Photo: Let's Go Science Show.

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Babies Love Books Storytime; Oroville. Babies ages 0-18mos enjoy connecting through rhymes, songs & books during this special program. 11am. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7641. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Caregiver Resource & Self-Care Training; Chico. Facilitated group offers support, training info for better self-care, & resources for anyone caring for someone else’s children. 11am-1pm. Butte College Foster/ Kinship Care Ed Center, 2491 Carmichael Dr. Ste 300. (530)897-6235. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra cheerleading skills practice, or prepare to be an All Star. Focus on tumbling skills, jumps, motions & flexibility. All ages/ abilities welcome. $55/mo or $10/class. T/Th 3:305pm. Chico Cheer All Stars Gym, 13310 Cabin Hollow Ct. Suite #110. (530)894-CCAS. 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. Creative Art Activities Classes; Chico. Ongoing hands-on class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. Each class includes art activities, social interactions, games & puzzles. Bring snack. Thurs, 10:30am-12pm, thru 5/31. $6/class w/class card, drop-in $9/class (open until class fills). Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Ladysmith Black Mambazo In Concert; Chico. Three-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo marries a cappella harmonies & rhythms of their native South African musical traditions to sounds of gospel music. All ages. 7:30pm. $18-$30. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6785. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. A weekly support group for new mothers & mothers of toddlers & older children. Offer support on parenting, breastfeeding, nutrition, sleep issues, returning to work & more! Infants, toddlers & older children welcome. 10:30am-12pm. Free. Paradise Community Church of the Nazarene, 311 Circlewood Ln. (530)876-2518. Oroville Fire House Farmers Market. Fresh produce & goods available year-round at this certified market. 11am-3pm. El Medio Fire Station, 3515 Myers St. (530)592-0889. Our Time Together Parent-Toddler Program; Chico. Newly expanded program offers quality age-appropriate recreational activities for young children. An opportunity for parents & toddlers to play together, bond & meet new friends. Ages 18-35months. T/Th, 9-10:30am, thru 5/26. $30/month/1-day option/ $55/month/2-day option. Pre-reg. PV Recreation Center, 2320 North Ave. (530)895-4711.

Primary School Storytime; Chico. Stories & craft for all ages. 6-9yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Kids, teens & adults learn traditional Shotokan Karate. Two sessions: ages 5-12 & 13+. M/Tu/Th. Ages 5-12: 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+: 7-8pm. $50/mo unlimited classes, plus reg fee. Drop in okay, 1st class free. Chico Shotokan Karate Martial Arts, 2155 Park Ave. (530)897-0326. Storytime; Paradise. Songs, story & music for little ones ages 0-3. 10am. Free. Paradise Branch Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320.

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Anderson Library Storytime; Anderson. Children enjoy stories, a craft, stickers & songs. All ages. 3:30pm. 3200 West Center St. (530)365-7685. Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. All ages are invited to come enjoy an inground foam pit & large tumble track. Tu/Th, 10am-12pm. $5/2hrs! 2250 Barney Rd. (530)365-2235. 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. Chess At The YMCA; Redding. Chess players of all levels are invited to come play - great opportunity to learn the game or hone your skills. For youth & adults. T/Th 6-7:30pm, thru 4/3. Free. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Children & Teens Grief Support Groups; Redding. For children grieving any death loss. Co-facilitated by professional counselors. Separate simultaneous groups for ages 6-12yrs, 13-18yrs & parents/grandparents. 3/1-29, 4:30-5:30 pm. Free, pre-reg required. (530)245-4070. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Little ones ages 5 & under have a blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more. W/ Th, 8:30-9:30am. $3/child; under age 4 play with adult. Galaxy Gymnastics, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. Students ages 4 & up learn to take instruction, develop self-control, coordination, improve balance & become physically fit while having fun. Two age groups: 4-8yrs: 5:306:15pm; ages 9+: 6:15-7pm. $25/mo; $6.50/class. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656. Little Explorers; Redding. Dr. Seuss is on the Loose during March with activities & stories for ages 2- 5 & their caregivers. Presented by Dennis& Sherrill Bambauer. 10am. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

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Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. Practice your own skills, or just enjoy open gym with your child. Children run, jump & tumble in a safe, supervised & fun environment with lots of room to play. All ages: 11am12pm. $5. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Programs teach flexibility, strength, coordination, spatial awareness & cooperation in a fun environment. Kindergym: Intro to all gymnastics equipment; fun social interaction, ages 3-5, 4-4:45pm, $40/mo. Tumble-Fun: Fast-paced beginning class; learn basic gymnastics skills & terminology, ages 6+, 4-5pm, $50/ mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. 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. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring your friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games! Ages 10-17. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

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Art Club On The Bus: Drum Making; Mt. Shasta. Today’s special guest is Ann Keller, local drum maker. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects inside the bus’ art studio. Ages 9+ (young ages okay w/parental supervision). T/W/Th (except school holidays). 2:45-5pm, thru 5/27. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)859-2309. Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. Learn the smooth & the Latin dances, & how to lead or follow in a fun, supportive environment. Develop technique for stronger 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. Beginning Drawing For Kids; Mt Shasta. Easy-tofollow drawing lessons for children who would like to improve their artistic skills. Weekly lessons focus on specific themes. Ages 6-18. 3:30-5pm, thru 5/31. $8; pre-reg required, join anytime. 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; Sat 10am. $50/mo; free trial. Convenient location. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts Program, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2024. 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.

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Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Taught by Anastasia Nelson. Includes open time to work on your own project. Th/F 3-4:30pm & Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. $20/drop in (space allowing) or pre-reg $45/3-classes; includes materials. Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut St. (530)529-1332.

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Blue Oak Charter School Tour; Chico. Tour the school & enjoy a brief orientation about Waldorf education, then visit classes in session. Questions, discussion & refreshments follow. For adults. 9-10am, must pre-reg. 450 W. East Ave. (530)879-7483. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. Weekly certified farmers market & Food & Fitness Festival health forum. Fresh produce, children’s activities, & community garden exchange. 2pm-5:30pm, yearround. 16th & C Sts. (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.


GOING PLACES MARCH Fantastic Friday Playgroup; Chico. The entire gym is open for play! Max two kids per one adult; adult stays with children while they play. Ages walking-5yrs. 1012pm. $5/members, $10/non-members, +$1 siblings. Athletic Horizons, 415 Otterson Dr. (530)893-4967. Friday Drop-in Basketball For Teens; Magalia. Drop in to get a great workout & enjoy scrimmage play (teams formed each week). Supervised. Ages 15+. 6:30-8:30pm, thru May. $1. Cedarwood Elementary School, 6400 Columbine Rd. (530)872-6393. Friday Evening Sessions At Cal Skate; Chico. Skate with your friends. Special themes. All ages. 4 sessions: 7-9:30pm, $6; 7:30-9:30pm, $5.50; 8-10:30pm, $6; 8:30-10:30pm, $5.50. Skate rental additional $2-$3. 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Jump Start With Art; Chico. What do potato mashers, rolling pins & spray bottles have to do with art? Parents & toddlers find out while learning to use different tools to paint, draw & watercolor, and learn basic art terms & how to extend art at home. Fri, 9:30-10:30am, thru 4/27. $50/mo, includes supplies. PV Rec. Center Rm 1, 2320 North Ave. (530) 895-4719. Kids In Motion-Kids’ Night Out; Chico. Themed night of crafts, food & fun for kids. Ages: must be potty trained. 6-9:30pm. $18/child, sibling discount; must pre-reg. In Motion Fitness, 1293 E. 1st Ave. (530)895-5437. La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group; Chico. La Leche League offers mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding. Children welcome. Fridays, 10:30am-12pm. Free. Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 208 West First St. (530)591-9191. Montessori Zoology Class; Chico. Ongoing class series designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. Learn about the five vertebrate families: mammals, fish, reptiles, birds & amphibians. Includes art projects. Bring snack. Fri, 10:30am-12pm, thru 5/25. $6/class w/class card, drop-in $9/class (open until class fills). Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Playgroup For Toddlers; Chico. This playgroup is for families with children ages 2-3. Children play, families gather, & friendships bloom. Bring a snack & have a good time with the group! 9-10:30am, weekly thu 5/25. $6 w/class card, drop-in $9 (open until playgroup fills). Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. 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. “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 1-3yrs. Two storytimes: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Black-light bowling with good music. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. $15/person/3hrs, includes shoes; or $5/game + $4.35/shoe rental. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257.

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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. Fine Arts Friday; Redding. Enjoy art activities using a variety of mediums such as paint, clay & pastels. Fun for all ages! Free. 3:30pm. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

Galaxy Gymnastics Introduction 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. Happy Seuss Day; Redding. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with a scavenger hunt, games, crafts, stories, a mini-movie & healthy snacks! Ages 5-10. 2:305pm. Free. Redding Library’s Children’s Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Jazzy Hip Hop Dance; Redding. Kids ages 5 & up enjoy Jazz dance with hip hop flavor added along with krump-style moves. Krump is a dance style influenced by African dance. Sessions by age: 5-12yrs, 4-5:30pm; 13 & up, 5:30-7pm. Thru 3/30. $32/five classes. Teen Center, 40 Quartz Hill Rd. (530)225-4095. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Kids have fun painting from 12-8pm. 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! Play active games, watch movies, enjoy arts & crafts, use the computer lab, enjoy a healthy snack & much more. Grades K-6. Fri, 6-8pm, thru 4/27. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4375. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. Practice your own skills, or just enjoy open gym with your child. Children run, jump & tumble in a safe, supervised & fun environment with lots of room to play. All ages: 11am-12pm. $5. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Programs teach flexibility, strength, coordination, spatial awareness & cooperation in a fun environment. Mini-Me: Parent/toddler class, 10-10:45am, $40/ mo. Kindergym: Intro to gymnastics equipment, ages 3-5, 10:15-11am, $40/mo. Tumble-Fun: Fast-paced beginning class, learn basic gymnastics skills & terminology, ages 6+, 10-11am, $50/mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Rock N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Enjoy a night of bowling, laser light show, music & fun. $15, includes shoe rental. 9pm-midnight. 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 Outing: Anderson River Park; Redding. Shasta Roots & Shoots environmental & wildlife projects are part of the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth program. On this outing, learn to identify wildlife by sight, sound & signs while hiking along the paved river trail. All ages. 9am. Free, pre-reg required. (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. 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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Avalanche Awareness Presentation; Mt. Shasta. Great for anyone who snowmobiles, skis, snowboards or snowshoes in the backcountry. Learn about snow science, including avalanche warning signs. Good start for avalanche education & a refresher for those more experienced. Ages: middle school to adult. 7pm. Free. Conference room across street from Forest Service Ranger Station, 204 West Alma St. (530)926-4511. Movement & Music For Toddlers; Mt. Shasta. Fun parent participation class geared for ages babies to 4yrs. Learn about singing, movement & dance as Teacher Claudia shares her love of rhythm & music. Small snacks served. 10:30am. $10/class, pre-reg; some scholarships available w/advance notice. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts studio, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2309. Parent’s Night Out; Mt. Shasta. Parents can enjoy an evening out while their children enjoy supervised arts & crafts, games, cooking, music, storytelling & a nutritious meal. For infants & children. 6-9pm. Free, pre-reg. United Methodist Church. 312 W. Alma St. (530)926-3739.

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Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

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Afternoon Roller Skating Fun; Redding. Healthy, supervised exercise & fun time for the entire family. Parent spectators welcome, no charge. All ages. 122:30pm.& 2pm-4:30. $4/session or $5/both sessions; includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901.

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Build Your Own Worm Bin Workshop; Durham. Learn about vermicomposting, & make a worm bin to benefit your garden. All ages. 10am. Pre-reg. Mention North State Parent for special cost of $35 (normally $50). Take home a functioning worm bin complete with worm residents! The Worm Farm, 9033 Esquon Rd. (530)894-1276. Chico Certified Farmers Market; Chico. Enjoy locally grown fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, soaps & much more. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine. 2nd & Wall St. (530)893-FARM. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. Come get extra cheerleading or tumbling practice. Open gym lets you work on anything you desire. Coach avail. to help w/spotting. All ages/abilities welcome. $5/hr or $65/mo for All Gym Membership. 10-11am. Chico Cheer All Stars Gym, 13310 Cabin Hollow Ct., Suite #110. (530)894-CCAS. “Eat & Play Together” Event; Oroville. Drop by for family fun! Come make snacks, win prizes & play together as a family! Sats, 10am-12pm. Free. Oroville YMCA, 1684 Robinson St. (530)538-7201. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. Bring the whole family for a fantastic time of family fun, with family music and a great family price! 6:30-9pm. $10/ family of four, + $2-3 skate rental. 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Home Depot Kids Workshops; Chico & Oroville. Hands-on building workshop for ages 5-12. 9am-12pm. Free. Chico: 2580 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)342-0477; 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. Marilyn Ann Kruschke Piano Performance Competition; Chico. See the five finalists perform. Free. Starts 12pm. Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, CSU, Chico. (530)898-4043. Museum Of Archaeology Field Day; Chico. Wander through the wide world of archaeology. Assemble a genuine animal skeleton, watch the making of an obsidian arrow head, make cave art, & meet real archaeologists. Fun for the whole family. 11am- 3pm. Free. CSU, Chico’s, Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, Meriam Library Room 180, (530)898-5397. Piano Master Class; Chico. Taught by Dr. Dena Kay Jones, Associate Professor of Piano & Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at the University of Texas, El Paso. Call for info. (530)898-4043. Roo’s Zoo Kids’ Skate Session; Chico. Join Roller-Roo for this specially designed session for kids 10 & under– strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. $5.50/child, includes quad skate rental (parents skate for $2.75); or $25/6-weeks. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come enjoy a fun storytime for all ages. 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. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 2nd.

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. Kyle & His Finest: North State Symphony Chamber Music Concert: Redding. Not too big, not too small, this ensemble concert features more than a dozen of the North State Symphony’s finest players in music adapted for intimate performance. All ages. 7:30pm, $20. Old City Hall Arts Center, 1313 Market St. (530)898-5984. Let’s move! Seminar/Playgroup; Redding. Families benefit as parents learn valuable tools relating to child development. Children enjoy playgroup time with their families & other children in their age group. Ages 0-3. 10am-12pm. Free. Rowell Family Empowerment Center, 962 Maraglia. (530)226-5129. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Children, teens & adults can practice their skills, run, tumble & bounce in a 10,000 sq. ft. fully-matted gym designed for safe & progressive gymnastics. 2 sessions: Ages 7 & under: 11am-12pm, $5; Ages 8+, 12-2pm: $5hr/non-members, $6/2hr session for members. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Rock ‘N’ Bowl; Redding. Enjoy a night of bowling, laser light show, music & fun. Two sessions: 6:30-8:30pm, $10, & 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. Saturday Roller Skate Session; Redding. Healthy fun & exercise–meet your friends for fun. All ages. 122:30pm. $4, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. Special time for tweens & young teens to roller skate & dance. Fun music, video arcade, well-supervised. Parents can drop in (no charge). Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. $4/ skate, $4/dance; $6/both, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3901.

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Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. All ages are invited to come enjoy an inground foam pit & large tumble track. Sat, 1-3pm. $5/2hrs! 2250 Barney Rd. (530)365-2235. Barnes & Noble Jr. Storytime; Redding. Children of all ages enjoy wonderful stories at this fun storytime. 11am. Free. 1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006. Charlie Rabbit Gardening Program; Redding. Interactive program in the Gardens (or Greenhouse in rain) for children, their siblings, parents & grandparents. Join Charlie, Turtle Bay’s adorable jackrabbit puppet, for gardening activities. Geared for ages preschool to 7yrs, with adult. Wear gardening clothes! 10:30am. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 1100 Arboretum Dr. (530)242-3178. Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!; Redding. Celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday by spending the day enjoying Seuss-themed hands-on activities & listening to his stories. At 11am & 2pm see who gives the most dramatic reading at the Seuss Celebrity Reading Competition. Enjoy the Dr. Suess exhibit too.10:30am3:30pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Evening Art For Families; Redding. Enjoy creative quality time painting with your family at All Fired Up! ceramic & art studio. 5-8pm. $2 per family member. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Kids have a blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am, $3/ child; Ages 5-14: 10:30am-12:30pm, $6/child. 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Members of the Shasta Genealogy Society assist with family history questions & research. 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. Kidz Night Out At Galaxy Gymnastics; Redding. Kids can soar on trampolines, jump in a foam pit &

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Shadow Box Players Presents Sylvia; Yreka. Sylvia is a play about a dog, the couple who adopts her, & the hilarious drama that results. Written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Emmy Award winner & Broadway performer Wendy James. Ages 8 & up. Today 8pm. $12-$15. Siskiyou Performing Arts Center, 315 Yreka St. (530)261-0717.

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Avalanche Transceiver Clinic; Mt. Shasta. Beginner to advanced training with avalanche transceivers, a must for all who travel in the backcountry during winter. Outdoor training–dress appropriately. Demo transceivers avail. Ages middle school to adult. 9am. Free. Meet at The Fifth Season, 300 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-4511. Ballroom Dance Classes & Practice Party; McCloud. No partner necessary to join the fun! Learn dances & dance the evening away practicing on the dance floor. All ages. 3 classes: Technique: 10am-12pm, Beg. Ballroom: 6-7pm, Inter./Beg. Ballroom: 7-8pm. $7/class or $10/2 classes; class card avail. Practice Party: 8-10pm, $5 or free w/classes. McCloud River Mercantile Building, 241 Main St. (415)215-2652. “Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for tiny bodies. Young children joyfully explore their physical abilities through running, jumping, laughing & more in the best rumpus room in Siskiyou County! For preschoolers. Sats, 9-10am. Free! Mt. Shasta Martial Arts Program, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2024. Shadow Box Players Presents Sylvia; Yreka. Sylvia is a play about a dog, the couple who adopts her, & the hilarious drama that results. Written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Emmy Award winner & Broadway performer Wendy James. Ages 8 & up. Today 3pm & 8pm. $12$15. Siskiyou Performing Arts Center, 315 Yreka St. (530)261-0717. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. 10am. See the 1st.

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Home Depot Kids Workshops; Red Bluff. Hands-on building workshop for ages 5-12. 9am-12pm. Free. 2650 Main St. (530)528-8579. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

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Ballroom Dance Classes; Redding. Learn this social dance, popular since the beginning of the 20th century, to conventional rhythms such as the foxtrot & the quickstep. It’s fun & easy! Dances include: American Smooth, Foxtrot, Tango & Waltz. All ages. 1st Sundays, 6:30-10pm. $5/person. Shasta County Arts Council, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St. (530)241-7320. Build It: LEGO™–Going Green; Redding. Have fun getting creative with LEGO bricks! 1-4 pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Kyle & His Finest: North State Symphony Chamber Music Concert, Chico. Not too big, not too small, this ensemble concert features more than a dozen of the North State Symphony’s finest players in music adapted for intimate performance. All ages. 2pm, $20. Ruth Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, CSU, Chico. (530)898-5984.

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California State Old-Time Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam; Redding. Bring your favorite instrument & join in, or just come enjoy the entertainment. All ages. 1-4pm. St. James Lutheran Church, 2500 Shasta View Dr. (530)917-9856. Family Fun Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. All studio fees are $4 today! Bring the family & enjoy a time of creativity at Redding’s “paint it yourself” ceramic & art studio. 12-6pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Fish Feeding At Turtle Bay; Redding. Watch native fish in the aquarium zigzag, wiggle & play with their food at feeding time. All ages. 10:30am, W-Sun. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Museum Aquarium, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Spring Fling Boutique; Chico. Join consultants from Stampin’ Up!, Arbonne, Pampered Chef, Uppercase Living, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Lollielocks Hairware, Baby’s Indulgence & 9 others for an afternoon of shopping & fun. Snacks, door prizes & crafts available. All ages. Drop in between 11am-3pm. Free. The Stamp Shack, 472 Southbury Ln. (530)899-7126. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Unlimited bowling from 9-11pm. $8, includes shoes. 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773.


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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. Let’s Go Science Show; Weed. Humorous family entertainment! Professor Smart & Dr. Know-it-all join forces for an educational, exciting & experiential extravaganza. Wacky Professor Smart shrinks heads, sends toilet paper flying & electrifies hair to demonstrate principles of physics. Researcher & comedic sidekick Dr. Knowitall keeps the facts straight. 3pm. $12-$20. College of the Siskiyous Kenneth Ford Theater, 900 College Ave. (530)938-5373. Shadow Box Players Presents Sylvia; Yreka. Sylvia is a play about a dog, the couple who adopts her, & the hilarious drama that results. Ages 8 & up. Today 3pm. See the 2nd.

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Lovenotes Prenatal Classes; Chico. Bond with your unborn child & learn relaxation techniques using the love language of music. Mons, 6:30-7:15pm, thru 4/30. $40/mo (join anytime), prereg. Presented by The Children’s Choir of Chico, held at First Christian Church, 295 E. Washington Ave. (530)701-0999. Our Time Together Parent-Toddler Program; Chico. Newly expanded program offering quality age-appropriate recreational programming for young children. An opportunity for parents & toddlers to play together, bond & meet new friends. Ages 18-35months. M/W, 9-10:30am, thru 5/26. $30/month/1-day option/ $55/month/2-day option. Pre-reg. Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E.16th St. (530)895-4711. Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Ongoing hands-on science class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. Each class includes art. Bring snack. Mon, 10:30am-12pm, thru 5/28. $6/class w/class card, drop-in $9/class (open until class fills). Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Two sessions: ages 5-12 & 13+. M/Tu/Th. Ages 5-12: 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+: 7-8pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

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 will be chopping, measuring, eating and cleaning up; all part of the cooking experience. Ages 5-12. Mons, 3:30-4:30pm, thru 4/2. $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. Kindermusik With Lyra; Redding. Children & infants ages birth-7yrs, with their caregiver, learn steady beat, matching pitch, laughing, socialization & brain development, in a loving, caring & clean environment! 10am, Mon or Tue, thru 3/19. $175/semester or $20/ drop in. Kindermusik with Lyra, 11455 Ridgewood Rd. (530)355-4747. Learning From The Masters For Kids: Session 2; Redding. Children ages 8-9 explore works of Remington, O’Keeffe, Matisse, Kahlo, Hokusai, Degas & Wood in a hands-on creative art class series. Concludes w/art show displaying each participant’s 7 pieces of original artwork. Class size limited to 8. Two session times: M/W, 10-11:30am (homeschoolers) & 4-5:30pm, 3/5-3/28. $190/session, includes materials. Art by Raette, 8367 Placer Rd. (530) 209-7769. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Enjoy a studio atmosphere where families share time together creating memories through painting on ceramics. $3/ ages 12yrs & under, $5/teens & adults. 12-6pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638.

Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Practice your own skills, or just enjoy open gym with your child. Children run, jump & tumble in a safe, supervised & fun environment with lots of room to play. All ages: 11am-12pm; Ages 12+: 6-7pm. $5. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Programs foster flexibility, strength, coordination, spatial awareness & cooperation in a fun environment. Kindergym: Intro to all gymnastics equipment, fun social interaction, ages 3-5, 4-4:45pm or 5-5:45pm, $40/mo. Tumble-Fun: Fast-paced beginning class–learn basic gymnastics skills & terminology, ages 6+, 5-6pm, $50/mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Monday Playgroup; Mt. Shasta. Parents & children enjoy a fun-filled hour of play & learning, with storytime, crafts, music, movement, drama & creativity. Ages 5 & under, with parent. 10:30-11:30am. Free. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Storytime; McCloud. Children enjoy listening to a great kid’s story & enjoy a fun activity too. Participants are given a wonderful book of their own to keep! 10-11am. Free. McCloud Elementary School Preschool, (530)964-3250. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Preschool Story Hour; Corning. Offers education & entertainment geared for children ages 18mos-6yrs. Enjoy quality time with your child, focused on literacy. 10am. Tehama County Library, 740 Third St. (530)824-7050.

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TUESDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

All About Numbers!; Chico. Ongoing handson class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. Each class includes art. Bring snack. Weds, 10:30am12pm, thru 5/29. $6/class w/class card, drop-in $9/ class (open until class fills). Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Beginning Sign Language Class; Paradise. Learn & build your ASL skills in this weekly class. 12-2pm. All ages welcome. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Becoming a New Parent. Parents w/babies 0-3mos learn current info to promote infant wellness & safety. Make friends in a supportive environment. 10:30am12pm. Free if you delivered at Enloe; or $15/class. Enloe’s Mother & Baby Education Center, 251 Cohasset Rd, Suite 120. (530)332-3970. Cantabile! Music & Movement Class; Chico. Children ages 3-5 explore musical concepts through global folk songs, rhymes, games, musical storytelling & movement. Caregivers participate last 15 min. Tues, 4:30-5:15pm, thru 4/30. $40/mo (sign up anytime), pre-reg. Presented by The Children’s Choir of Chico, held at First Christian Church, 295 E. Washington Ave. (530)701-0999. Dolce! Music & Movement Class; Chico. Infants/ newborns-18mos & their caregivers enjoy gentle music & movement activities, infant massage & musical bonding moments. Tues, 9:30-10:15am, thru 4/30. $40/ mo (join anytime), pre-reg. Presented by The Children’s Choir of Chico, held at First Christian Church, 295 E. Washington Ave. (530)701-0999. Family Special Needs Support Group In Spanish/En Español; Chico. The ARC welcomes Spanish-speaking families experiencing the challenges of raising a child with special needs. Build a supportive network. Potluck 5:30pm; support group 6-8pm. Childcare & homework help provided. ARC, 2020 Park Ave. (530)891-5865 x107. MOPS Mothers Of Preschoolers Group; Chico. Support, friendship & resources for moms. 1st & 3rd Tues, 9-11:30am, thru May. First 2 meetings free. $35/mo. Loving childcare provided for ages 0-6. Grace Community Church, 2346 Floral Ave. Pre-reg: (530)343-5528, ex. 35.

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GOING PLACES MARCH 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 little ones ages 3-5. 10am & 11am. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Small Dancers & Moms (or Dads); Chico. Boys & girls ages 1-11 enjoy stretching, movement play, music appreciation & socialization. Fosters kinesthetic confidence & caretaker-child bonding. Tues, 9-10:15am, thru 5/22. $10/class. Chico Women’s Club, 592 East 3rd St. (530)345-6324. Vivace! Music & Movement Classes; Chico. Toddlers 18-36mos stomp it up, then relax in their parent’s arms in this lively & enriching exposure to music, rhymes, instruments & movement activities. Tues, 10:3011:15am, thru 4/30. $40/mo (join anytime), pre-reg. Presented by The Children’s Choir of Chico, held at First Christian Church, 295 E. Washington Ave. (530)701-0999. 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 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Adoptive Parents Support Group; Redding. Meet with other adoptive parents for conversation & problem solving. All ages, childcare available. 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Location/Info: Lilliput Children’s Services. (530)722-9092. After School Art Classes ; Redding. Instructor Susan Emerson leads art classes for two age groups. Ages 4-6 meet 2-3pm to explore painting, drawing, texture, color & the surrounding world. Ages 7-12 meet 3:30-4:30pm to study color theory, drawing & painting techniques. Tue, thru 3/27. $60/month, includes materials; drop-in 20/ class. Queen Bee Art Studio, 8367 Placer. (530)222-8412. Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. All ages are invited to come enjoy an inground foam pit & large tumble track. Tu/Th, 10am-12pm. $5/2hrs! 2250 Barney Rd. (530)365-2235. Beginning Baton; Anderson. Learn basic twirls, dance, parade marching & foundation events. Ages 5 & up, two age groups: Ages 5-9, 5:30-6:30pm; Ages 10 & up, 6:30-7:30pm. Thru 5/31. $25/mo, pre-reg or $6.50 drop-in. Meadow Lane Elementary School, 2770 Balls Ferry Rd. (530)378-6656. Charcoal & Pastel Portraiture Classes; Redding. Learn how to observe & how to draw portraits from real life. Gain confidence with practice. 9am-12pm. Tues, 3/6-3/27. $16, pre-reg. Teen Center, 40 Quartz Hill Rd. (530)225-4095. Chess At The YMCA; Redding. For chess players of all levels - learn the game or hone your skills. All ages. T/ Th 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 1st. 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. 10am-12pm. Free. Drop-in okay. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Guitar Hero At The Redding Library. Kids can rock out on a virtual stage playing guitar in this music video game. Geared for teens, but all kids welcome. Starts 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Kindermusik With Lyra; Redding. Children & infants ages birth-7yrs, with their caregiver, learn steady beat, matching pitch, laughing, socialization & brain development, in a loving, caring & clean environment! 10am, Mon or Tue, thru 3/19. $175/semester or $20/ drop in. Kindermusik with Lyra, 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. 9-10am thru 3/27. $20/mo ($10 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. Practice your own skills, or just enjoy open gym with your child. Children run, jump & tumble in a safe, supervised &

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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES fun environment with lots of room to play. All ages: 11am12pm. $5. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Freerun/Parkour: Practice your urban free-run skills in a fully matted gym. Learn to flip, twist & run-out over obstacles, ages 14+, 7-8pm. $50/mo. Tumble-Fun: Fun & fast-paced beginning class, learn basic gymnastics skills & terminology, ages 6+, 4-5pm, $50/mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Preschool Page Turners At Redding Library. Children ages 3-6 enjoy stories, music & crafts in the children’s story room. Play the Wee Read game! 10:30am. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Redding Amateur Wrestling Club Sign-Ups; Redding. The world’s oldest sport, wrestling is natural to kids. Organized wrestling instils confidence, builds self-esteem, & is an excellent physical activity. Tu/Th evening practices, 3/6-5/24. Age’s 5 & up (boys, girls, men, women & masters). 6-8pm. $50. Mt Shasta Mall Food Court, 900 Dana Dr. (530)244-3796. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. Bring the family for night of fun: All-you-can-eat pizza, salad & twists, board games, coloring, face painting & balloons. All ages. 6-8pm. $7.49/adults, $4.99/ages 6-10, Kids under 5 free. Round Table Pizza, 900 Dana Dr. (530)223-1975. Tiny Hands Sign Language Classes; Redding. Bring your baby or toddler to learn to sign in a playclass setting. Themes: Meal Time, Bath Time, Family, Feelings, Park, Pets & more. Ages infants-3yrs. 1st Tue monthly, 10:45-11:30am, thru 6/5. $10/class, $25/3 classes, $50/6 classes. Learning in Motion Preschool & Enrichment Center, 2174 Pine St. (530)941-2010.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects inside the bus’ art studio. A positive place to explore creativity through painting, jewelry making, sewing & more. Ages 9+ (younger okay w/parental supervision). T/W/Th (except school holidays), 2:45-5pm, thru 5/27.

Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)859-2309. Beginning Ballroom; Mt. Shasta. Strengthen & tighten core muscles while learning the steps, technique & styling of ballroom dance movements. All ages. 6:457:45pm. $7/class or $20/4 classes (Wellness Center members $20/8 classes). Mt. Shasta Wellness Center, 633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-6010. 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. Weekly, 5:15-6pm. $30/month; $10/drop-in; 1st class free. Lower Lodge, Mt. Shasta City Park, 1315 Nixon Rd. (530)918-9165. Knitting Group; Dunsmuir. Come work on your knitting projects. All ages & levels of knitting experience welcome, help available. 1-3pm. Free. Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Parent-Child Time For Preschoolers: Dunsmuir. Parents & children enjoy fun socialization time & crafts. Ages 0-5, with parent. 10am-12pm. Free. Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Shadow Box Players Readers’ Theatre Project; Weed. The Project presents The Siskiyou Senior Players, reading original skits & theatre shorts. Fun for the whole family. 6:30pm. $5 suggested donation. The Weed Brewery, 360 College Ave. (530)530-261-0717. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

School Readiness Playgroup; Los Molinos. Fun developmental & educational playgroup featuring appropriate activities & info about your child. Explore with arts, crafts, books, rhymes, songs & outdoor activities. Ages birth-5yrs. 10-11:30am. Free. First

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WEDNESDAY BUTTE COUNTY

All About Books!; Chico. Ongoing class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. Each class includes art. Bring snack. Weds, 10:30am-12pm, thru 5/30. $6/class w/class card, drop-in $9/class (open until class fills). Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. 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. Beginning Fencing Classes; Chico. For ages 7-15. Develop strength, flexibility & hand-eye coordination. Learn footwork, defenses & attacks; attain entry-level competition skills. W/F, 3/2-30. Three class levels: Ages 7-10: 3:30-4:15pm; Ages 11-15: 4:15-5pm; Ages 11+: 7:30-8:30pm. $45, equip provided 1st month if needed. PV Recreation Center, Social Hall, 2320 N. Ave. (530)895-4711. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Children’s Storytime & Crafts; Oroville. Enjoy songs, stories, music & craft activities. Ages 3-5. 11am-12pm. Free. Oroville Library Meeting Room, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Dance For Children; Chico. Fun class for boys & girls ages 5-11. Teaches dance skills, movement vocabulary, percussion, choreography & improvisation. Instruction is balanced with creativity, performance & choice time. Wed, 3:30-5pm, thru 5/23. $10/class. Chico Grange Hall, 2775 Nord Ave. (530)345-6324.  Nellie McKay In Concert: I Want to Live!; Chico. McKay’s original compositions are part cabaret, part sparkly pop, part Doris Day, & always cleverly delivered. With her band, she’ll be highlighting her newest album “Home Sweet Mobile Home.” All ages. 7:30pm. $12$25. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6785. Preschool Skate; Chico. Fun time for skaters ages 8 & under. 9:30-10:45am. $4.50, includes quad skate rental & instruction. Parents free, strollers welcome. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. The 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. Toddler Playgroup; Chico. Parents & toddlers ages 15-24 mos enjoy playtime together in a beautiful room filled with age-appropriate toys & activities! Wed, 9-10:30am, thru 5/30. $6 w/class card, drop-in $9 (open until playgroup fills). Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come enjoy stories…all ages are invited. 11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Whole Living Nutrition & Wellness Series; Chico. Six week nutrition & wellness course for people wanting to lose or gain weight or to improve health. Features nutritional & whole foods lifestyle info, including glutenfree nutrition products. All ages. Wed, 6:30-7:30pm, thru 4/18. Free, drop in okay. The Healing Center, 852 Manzanita Ct. (530)570-9398.

SHASTA COUNTY

Ballroom Dance Classes; Redding. Learn this social dance, popular since the beginning of the 20th century, to conventional rhythms such as the foxtrot & the quickstep. It’s fun & easy! Dances include: American Smooth, Foxtrot, Tango & Waltz. All ages. Wed, 6:3010pm. $5/person. Shasta County Arts Council, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St. (530)241-7320. Basketball Open Gym For Youth; Anderson. Supervised basketball with an opportunity for all to participate. For middle & high school youth. 6:308:30pm, thru 5/30. Free. Anderson Middle School Gym, 1646 Ferry St. (530)378-6656. Dog Training Orientation; Anderson. Free orientation for humans only. Meet dog trainers & see training in action. Modern scientific approach makes it easier


GOING PLACES MARCH for your dog to focus & understand you, making a fun relationship for both of you. 5:30-7pm. See the 26th for next group class session. Haven Humane Society, 7449 Eastside Rd. (530)241-1653. Families Honoring Our Troops; Redding. Action & support group works on projects to honor our troops. All are welcome. 6pm. IHOP Restaurant, Hilltop Dr. (530)241-6095. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Little ones ages 5 & under have a blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more. W/ Th, 8:30-9:30am. $3/child; under age 4 play with adult. Galaxy Gymnastics, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Ninja’s In Action Classes; Redding. This beginning martial arts class fosters self-defense, self-awareness, self-confidence, self-discipline & safety tips, with emphasis on fun & games. Ages 6-11. Weds, 6:307:30pm, thru 4/4. $10/month Y members, $30/month non Y members, reg anytime. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Programs teach flexibility, strength, coordination, spatial awareness & cooperation in a fun environment. Kindergym: Intro to all gymnastics equipment, fun social interaction, ages 3-5, 6-6:45pm, $40/mo. Tumble-Fun: Fast-paced beginning class, learn basic gymnastics skills & terminology, ages 6+, 5-6pm or 6-7pm, $50/mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Little ones enjoy stories & activities appropriate for preschoolers. 11:30am-12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818. Toddler NOOK Storytime; Redding. Stories come to life in this new storytime that includes Paul, the storytime musician, & NOOK storybooks. 10am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn about your family history. W/Sat 1-4pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects inside the bus’ art studio. A positive place to explore creativity through painting, jewelry making, sewing & more. Ages 9+ (young ages okay w/parental supervision). T/W/Th (except school holidays). 2:455pm, thru 5/27. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)859-2309. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. Learn the smooth & the Latin dances, & how to lead or follow in a fun, supportive environment. Develop technique for stronger skills. 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. Children’s Book Club; Mt. Shasta. This month's book: Farewell to Manzanar. A true story of a JapaneseAmerican family before, during & after their WWII internment camp experience. Children discuss, create art, write & more in related activities. Ages 12 & up. 3:15-4:15pm. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031. Music Appreciation For Teenagers; Dunsmuir. New class taught by musician Victor Martin. Learn the origins of blues & jazz in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Discussions, videos & performances. Class geared to what students want to learn; no playing experience necessary. Ages 13-18. Weds, 4-6pm, thru June. Free. Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Children enjoy fun stories, & sing along to live music. 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 enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:30-4:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Tango for Parkinson’s; Mt. Shasta. Tango has been found to relieve & in some cases reverse the impact of Parkinson’s on the body. Develop skills that can lessen the impact of Parkinson’s & have fun too. Also open to people w/other challenges, i.e., Alzheimer’s. 121pm. $5. Mt. Shasta Wellness Center, 633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-6010. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15-

6:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Join the fun at this developmental & educational playgroup featuring appropriate activities & info about your child. Explore with arts, crafts, books, rhymes, songs & outdoor activities. Ages birth-5yrs. 10-11:30am. Free. Corning Family Resource Center, 1488 South St. (530)384-7833. School Readiness Playgroup; Rancho Tehama. Lots of fun for ages birth-5yrs. Learn about your child’s development and age-appropriate activities that include arts, crafts, books, rhymes, songs & outdoor fun. Weds, 12:30-2pm, thru 3/8. Free. Rancho Tehama Elementary School cafeteria, 17357 Stagecoach Rd., Corning. (530)824-4111.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Afterschool Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & crafts for ages 5-8yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Babies Love Books Storytime; Oroville. Babies ages 0-18mos enjoy connecting through rhymes, songs & books during this special program. 11am. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7641. Caregiver Resource & Self-Care Training; Oroville. For anyone caring for someone else’s child. Join facilitators Susan Patricio, MS, RN & Nancy Collins, for support, resources & learning about better self-care. 11am-1pm. The Greater Oroville Family Resource Center, 1720 Daryl Porter Way. (530)809-0444. Creative Art Activities Classes; Chico. Ongoing class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. Each class includes art activities, social interactions, games

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& puzzles. Bring snack. Thurs, 10:30am-12pm, thru 5/31. $6/class w/class card, drop-in $9/class (open until class fills). Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Preschool Storytime At Durham Library. Toddlers & preschoolers enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. Primary School Storytime; Chico. Stories & craft for all ages. 6-9yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Thursday Playtime; Paradise. Join library staff & community resource professionals for a fun-filled event with toys, books & activities. Ages 0-3. 2nd Th, 10am-11am. Free. Paradise Branch Library, 5922

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8026 Airport Rd., Redding (one mile south of the Redding Airport) Mon. - Sat. 8am-5pm and Sun. 10am-4pm.

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Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. 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 1st. Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. 1-4pm. Free. See the 1st. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for new mothers & mothers of toddlers & older children.10:30am-12pm. See the 1st. Oroville Fire House Farmers Market. Fresh produce & goods available year-round. 11am-3pm. El Medio Fire Station, 3515 Myers St. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Two sessions: ages 5-12 & 13+. M/Tu/Th. Ages 5-12: 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+: 7-8pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Anderson Library Storytime; Anderson. Children enjoy stories, a craft, stickers & songs. All ages. 3:30pm. 3200 West Center St. (530)365-7685. Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. All ages are invited to come enjoy an inground foam pit & large tumble track. Tu/Th, 10am-12pm. $5/2hrs! 2250 Barney Rd. (530)365-2235. Children & Teens Grief Support Groups; Redding. For children grieving any death loss. Co-facilitated by professional counselors. Separate simultaneous groups for ages 6-12yrs, 13-18yrs & parents/grandparents. 3/1-29, 4:30-5:30 pm. Free, this session’s final reg day is today. (530)245-4070. Fill The Sundial Bridge; Redding. “Connecting Girls, Enhancing Lives” is the theme for the 101st International Women’s Day celebration. Come support girls & women &”fill the bridge” at this event celebrating women around the world. All ages. 12pm. Free. Sundial Bridge, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)524-5987. Let’s move! Seminar/Playgroup; Redding. Families benefit as parents learn valuable tools relating to child development. Children enjoy playgroup time with their families & other children in their age group. Ages 0-3. 10am-12pm. Free. Rowell Family Empowerment Center, 962 Maraglia. (530)226-5129. 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. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. W/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:30-6:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 1st. Little Explorers: Dr. Suess; Redding. For ages 2-5 year olds & their parents. 10am. See the 1st. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. All ages: 11am-12pm. See the 1st. Tumbling Class; Anderson. Ages 4-8. 5-6pm. See the 1st. Wii Games; Redding Library. Ages 10-17. 4pm. Free. See the 1st. www.northstateparent.com • March 2012

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Playing for Change uses music as a force for positive change. In this special treat for Upper CA they are coming to Chico to share an inspiring multi-cultural, multi-media musical performance. See the 14th.

rhymes for ages 1-3yrs. Two storytimes: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Blue Oak Charter School Tour; Chico. Tour the school & learn about Waldorf education. For adults. 9-10am, must pre-reg. See the 2nd. Chapmantown Farmers Market & Food & Fitness Festival; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 2nd. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 2nd. Friday Evening Sessions At Cal Skate; Chico. All ages. 4 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 2nd. Kids In Motion: Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 2nd. La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group; Chico. Mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding. Children welcome. 10:30am-12pm. See the 2nd. Montessori Zoology Class; Chico. Fun science class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. See the 2nd. Playgroup For Toddlers; Chico. For families with children ages 2-3. 9-10:30am. See the 2nd. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. 1011am. Free. See the 2nd. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 2nd.

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SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects inside the bus’ art studio. A positive place to explore creativity through painting, jewelry making, sewing & more. Ages 9+ (young ages okay w/parental supervision). T/W/Th (except school holidays). 2:455pm, thru 5/27. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)859-2309. Beginning Drawing For Kids; Mt Shasta. Easy-tofollow drawing lessons for children who would like to improve their artistic skills. Weekly lessons focus on specific themes. Ages 6-18. 3:30-5pm, thru 5/31. $8; pre-reg required, join anytime. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 1st. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Chico Silent Film Festival; Chico. A benefit to help save Bidwell Mansion. See silent films with live piano accompaniment by world-class pianist/outstanding Ragtime professional Frederick Hodges. Tonight’s show times: 6pm & 8pm. $1/”laugh shows”; $8/film ($2/child $2) or $45/All-Festival Pass. Held at Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. 3rd St. (530)228-2860. Friday Drop-in Basketball For Teens; Magalia. Drop in to get a great workout & enjoy scrimmage play (teams formed each week). Supervised. Ages 15+. 6:30-8:30pm, thru May. $1. Cedarwood Elementary School, 6400 Columbine Rd. (530)872-6393. Ragtime/Tin Pan Alley Open Mic; Chico. Musical fun for all ages. Teachers, students & fans can perform or just enjoy music of mid-1800s to 1950s & acoustic music fitting this era’s sound. 10 min performance rule. All instruments welcome. 6:30-8:30pm or so. Free. The Terraces, 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace. (530)894-4329.

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Scrapbooking Event; Chico. Bring your photos & supplies for a day of scrapbooking. Enjoy the use of 110+ stamp sets, markers/inks, Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine & dies, decorative punches, tools & more! All ages. Two sessions: 9am-2pm & 6pm-11pm. $10/session, pre-reg. The Stamp Shack, 472 Southbury Ln. (530)899-7126. 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

Alive After Five Art Night; Redding. Relax & unwind with refreshments & desserts while painting with family & friends. $1.99 studio fee per painter, from 5-9pm. Call to reserve a table. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Arbor Day Celebration; Redding. Join the City of Redding’s Tree City USA recognition ceremony. Learn about forests & their caretakers, join a ceremonial tree planting, watch a climbing demo. Held at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. Tree give-away at Caldwell Park Teen Center, 8am-3pm (or until gone). (530)242-3178. Fabulous Fabric Shop’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration; Redding. $1 craft projects, facepainting, cupcakes by Sweetspot, a fabric sale & raffle drawing. All ages. 10am-6pm. Free. The Fabulous Fabric Shop, 1814 Churn Creek Rd. (530)221-1608.

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Music Adventures; Redding. Students are introduced to musical instruments & music appreciation in a fun play setting. Parent involvement required. Ages 9 mos-4yrs. Fri, 9:30-10am, 3/9-3/30. $26/4-class session. Enterprise Community Room, 4000 Victor Ave. (530)225-4095. Read To Me Book Club; Redding. Early literacy program encourages the love of books, inspires learning & prepares children for kindergarten. Themed story time, art activities & weekly book bag exchange. Ages 2-5. Fri, 9:30-10am, thru 4/27. $20/session (Y members $10). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. 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. 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 2nd. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 2nd. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. 128pm. See the 2nd. Kids’ Night; Redding. Fun night for kids in grades K-6. 6-8pm. Free. See the 2nd. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. All ages: 11am-12pm. See the 2nd. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Movement & Music For Toddlers; Mt. Shasta. Fun parent participation class geared for ages babies to 4yrs. Learn about singing, movement & dance as Teacher Claudia shares her love of rhythm & music. Small snacks served. 10:30am. $10/class, pre-reg; some scholarships available w/advance notice. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts studio, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2309. Shadow Box Players Presents Sylvia; Yreka. Sylvia is a play about a dog, the couple who adopts her, & the hilarious drama that results. Written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Emmy Award winner & Broadway performer Wendy James. Ages 8 & up. Today 8pm. $12-$15. Siskiyou Performing Arts Center, 315 Yreka St. (530)261-0717.

TEHAMA COUNTY

FOCUS Film Festival presents: For Once in My Life; Red Bluff. Enjoy this documentary film that explores struggles, triumphs & the healing power of music. An unusual band of singers & musicians are nurtured & challenged to change the world’s perceptions of people with disabilities. All ages. 6:30-8pm. Free. Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 S. Jackson St. (530)2219530. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

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Book Sale At The Oroville Library; Oroville. Get great deals on good books & support the library. 10am-2pm. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Chico Silent Film Festival; Chico. A benefit to help save Bidwell Mansion. See silent films with live piano accompaniment by world-class pianist & outstanding Ragtime professional Frederick Hudges. Tonight’s show times: 10:30am, 1pm, 3pm & 7pm. $1/”laugh shows”; $8/film ($2/child $2) or $45/All-Festival Pass. Held at Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. 3rd St. (530)228-2860. “Eat & Play Together” Event; Oroville. Drop by for family fun! Come make snacks, win prizes & play together as a family! Sats, 10am-12pm. Free. Oroville YMCA, 1684 Robinson St. (530)538-7201. 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.


GOING PLACES MARCH Save The Bidwell Mansion Bunco Fundraiser; Chico. Have fun & help save the Bidwell Mansion too. Ages 10 & up are invited to play this unique game where both winners & losers win prizes. Beginners welcome. Multiitem raffle; drinks & snacks provided. All proceeds benefit the mansion. 1pm. $10. Casa de Flores Mobile Home Park, 701 E. Lassen Ave. (530)354-3276. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a wonderful storytime experience. 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 3rd. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. All ages/ abilities welcome. 10-11am. See the 3rd. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 3rd. Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under–strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 3rd. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 2nd.

SHASTA COUNTY

“Club 8” Dance For Youth; Anderson. A supervised teen dance sponsored by the Anderson Parks & Rec. Dept., with live DJs, snack bar, Italian sodas & smoothies. Ages 15-19. 8-11pm. $10 each or $15 two friends/couples. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656 or 227-9532. Family 2nd Saturday: Arbor Day Celebration; Redding. Celebrate California Arbor Week by learning about the importance of trees & the forest through fun, hands-on activities. Meet an animal, read The Lorax & take a tour the Forestry Learning Center. 10:30am-3:30pm. Free w/ Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Fabulous Fabric Shop’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration; Redding. $1 craft projects, facepainting, cupcakes by Sweetspot, a fabric sale & raffle drawing. All ages. 10am-6pm. Free. The Fabulous Fabric Shop, 1814 Churn Creek Rd. (530)221-1608. 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. Redding: 1200 E Cypress Ave. (530)351-0181. Parents Night Out; Anderson. Parents can enjoy a night out without the kids. Kids will enjoy fun, games & dinner & movie with friends. Ages 2 & up. 5-9pm. $25; siblings $15, pre-reg; Drop-in +$5. Athletics Unlimited Gymnastics Center, 2250 Barney Rd. (530)365-2235. Safe Haven Horse Rescue’s Volunteer Work Day & Lunch; Cottonwood. Learn about the ranch & meet the horses. Bring kids & friends to help brush, groom, give out treats, clean water barrels & pens, organize & clean tack or tack room, & help with projects. Lunch served. 9am-3pm. 3950 W. Anderson Rd. (530)347-4941. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Redding. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a wonderful storytime experience. 10am. 1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006. Teen Night; Redding. Teens Quad is a fun place for teens (7th grade & up) to meet new friends, hang out & relax with their peers. Enjoy live music, movie nights, computer lab, free food, sports, games, tutoring, etc. Sats, 4-8pm, thru 4/28. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4375. Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. For all ages & skill levels. 1-3pm. See the 3rd. Evening Art For Families; Redding. Creative fun for families at a special price tonight. 5-8pm. See the 3rd. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am12:30pm. See the 3rd. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn about your family history. W/Sat 1-4pm. See the 3rd. Kids On Wheels Skate Session; Redding. 1011:30am. See the 3rd. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Two sessions. Ages 7 & under: 11am-12pm: Ages 8+: 12-2pm. See the 3rd. Rock N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 6:308:30pm & 9pm-midnight. See the 3rd.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 3rd. Saturday Roller Skate Session; Redding. 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. See the 3rd. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Shadow Box Players Presents Sylvia; Yreka. Sylvia is a play about a dog, the couple who adopts her, & the hilarious drama that results. Written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Emmy Award winner & Broadway performer Wendy James. Ages 8 & up. Today 3pm & 8pm. $12$15. Siskiyou Performing Arts Center, 315 Yreka St. (530)261-0717. Shasta Mountain Film Festival; Weed. Annual “Wild & Scenic” film festival features 3hrs of award-winning films, plus food, raffles & giveaways. Doors open 5pm. $10-$15. Kenneth Ford Theater, College of the Siskiyous, 800 College Ave. (530)926-5655. Ballroom Dance Classes & Practice Party; McCloud. All ages welcome. Three dance classes available prior to the evening’s practice party at 8pm. Fun! See the 3rd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. Today 10am. See the 1st.

“Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for preschoolers. Free! 9-10am. See the 3rd.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

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SHASTA COUNTY

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. Family Fun Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. All studio fees are $4 today–bring the family for creative fun. 12-6pm. See the 4th. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Unlimited bowling 9-11pm. See the 4th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Shadow Box Players Presents Sylvia; Yreka. Final performance of Sylvia, a play about a dog, the couple who adopts her, & the hilarious drama that results. Written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Emmy Award winner & Broadway performer Wendy James. Ages 8 & up. 3pm. $12-$15. Siskiyou Performing Arts Center, 315 Yreka St. (530)261-0717.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Ongoing hands-on science class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. Each class includes art. Bring snack. Mon, 10:30am-12pm, thru 5/28. $6/class w/class card, drop-in $9/class (open until class fills). Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Two sessions: ages 5-12 & 13+. M/Tu/Th. Ages 5-12: 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+: 7-8pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

What can you expect in Redding Christian School Kindergarten • Small class sizes • Strong phonics -based reading program • Individualized and small group reading instruction • Positive classroom management • Advanced math curriculum • Developmentally appropriate Bible lessons may include felt boards or dramatic story re-enactment

• Writing program that includes: printing and handwriting, original and dictated sentences, expository and narrative writing • Program runs 8 am - 1 pm • Recess and time to play • Circle time Enrolling • Weekly Chapel Preth

K -12

You’re Invited March 13, 2012 - 6 to 7:30 pm

Kindergarten Round Up

at Redding Christian School in Palo Cedro Two half-scholarships will be given away (Must be present to win). Students entering Kindergarten are welcome to attend with their parents. Lessons taught that mirror a regular school day. Teachers will present a program overview to parents. Mrs. Piper, Elementary Principal, will discuss how to prepare your child for Kindergarten.

Call us today (530) 547-5600

Boys Council; Redding. Weekly club for boys ages 9-15 fosters positive attitudes, self-worth & healthy mind & body, & builds leadership & teamwork skills. Activities including sports, computer lab, snacks & much more! 6-8pm, 4/30. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4375. Cooking Class: Gluten Free Cooking; Palo Cedro. In this free class, learn to eliminate gluten but not the celebration of cooking! For adults. Two times: 9:30am & 6pm. Free, class size is limited, pre-reg required. Cow Creek Community Church, 10168 Deschutes Rd. (530)547-5483. Positively Girls Club; Redding. Girls ages 9-15 enjoy making new friends, learning new things & growing positively. Offers girls a supportive environment to get to know each other & their community through girl talk, fun activities & exciting field trips around the city! 6-8pm, thru 4/30. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530)225-4375. Baby Bookworms At Redding Library. For infants & toddlers ages 6mos-2½yrs & their parent/caregiver. 10:30am. Free. See the 6th. Kindermusik With Lyra; Redding. For children & infants ages birth-7yrs, with their caregiver. 10am. See the 5th. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 12-6pm. See the 5th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Two sessions. All ages: 11am-12pm; Ages 12+: 6-7pm. See the 5th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Community Soup Luncheon; Dunsmuir. Come in for homemade soup & enjoy the company of others. All ages welcome. 12-1pm. Free. Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Toddler & Parent Playgroup; Dunsmuir. Bring your little one for socialization & fun! 2-3pm. Free. Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Storytime; McCloud. 10-11am. See the 6th. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Monday Playgroup; Mt. Shasta. Parents & children ages 5 & under enjoy a fun-filled hour of play & learning. 10:30-11:30am. See the 5th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Preschool Story Hour; Corning. Offers education & entertainment geared for children ages 18mos-6yrs. Enjoy quality time with your child, focused on literacy. 10am. Tehama County Library, 740 Third St. (530)824-7050.

21945 Old 44 Drive, Palo Cedro www.reddingchristian.com www.northstateparent.com • March 2012

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Beginning Sign Language Class; Paradise. Learn & build your ASL skills in this weekly class. 12-2pm. All ages welcome. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Family Special Needs Support Group; Chico. Share your challenges of raising a child with special needs & build a supportive network. Childcare & homework help provided. Potluck 5:30pm; Group 6-8pm. ARC, 2020 Park Ave. (530)891-5865 x119. Karan Casey & John Doyle In Concert; Chico. Come enjoy the music Irish vocalist Karan Casey & guitar virtuoso John Doyle, two superstars of the Celtic music world. $20, pre-sale advised. Sierra Nevada Big Room, 1075 East 20th St. (530)345-2739. 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. The Mom Spot; Paradise. Moms of children ages 5 & under, & pregnant moms, are invited to enjoy a hot breakfast, socialize, listen to a speaker, & make high-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. All About Numbers!; Chico. Ongoing hands-on educational class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. 10:30am-12pm. See the 6th. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Infant Massage. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am12pm. See the 6th. 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 1st. Dolce! Music & Movement Class; Chico. For infants/ newborns-18mos & their caregivers. 9:30-10:15am. See the 6th. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library. For ages 3-5yrs. 10am & 11am. See the 6th. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Two sessions: ages 5-12 & 13+. M/Tu/Th. Ages 5-12: 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+: 7-8pm. See the 1st. Small Dancers & Moms (or Dads); Chico. For ages 1-11 & their caretakers. 9-10:15am. See the 6th.

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SISKIYOU COUNTY

Knitting Group; Dunsmuir. Come work on your knitting projects. All ages & levels of knitting experience welcome, help available. 1-3pm. Free. Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus & explore creativity. Ages 9+ (young ages okay w/parental supervision). T/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. See the 6th. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 6th. Kids Aikido Class; Mt. Shasta. Playful setting. Ages 6-12. 5:15-6pm. See the 6th. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

School Readiness Playgroup; Los Molinos. Fun developmental & educational playgroup for ages birth5yrs. 10-11:30am. Free. See the 6th.

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WEDNESDAY BUTTE COUNTY

Adoptive Parents Support Group; Paradise. Adoptive parents of all forms of adoption are invited to join with other adoptive parents to share support & encouragement regarding parenting issues. 9:30-11:30am. Free. Paradise Family Resource Center, 6241 Skyway. (530)879-3861. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Playing for Change Concert; Chico. Playing for Change uses music as a force for positive change. Join musicians from a variety of cultures for an inspiring multi-media performance of country, blues, world, rock n’ roll, gospel & reggae. All ages. 7:30pm. $15-$27. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6785. Preschool Program: Feather, Beaks & Funny Feet; Chico. Children will learn about the different kinds of tools birds use, take a walk in Bidwell Park, meet one of the Center’s resident animals, & make a bird craft. Ages 3-5. 10-11am. $12. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 East 8th St. (530)891-4671. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Children are invited to come hear wonderful stories. 11am. All ages. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)8941494. All About Books!; Chico. Ongoing class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. 10:30am-12pm. See the 7th. Babies Love Books; Chico. Share stories, bounces & songs with your little one, 0-18mos. Two sessions: 9:30am & 10:30am. See the 1st. Dance For Children; Chico. Fun class for boys & girls ages 5-11. 3:30-5pm. See the 7th. Preschool Skate; Chico. Special skate time for little ones. 9:30-10:45am. See the 7th. Toddler Playgroup; Chico. Parents & toddlers ages 15-24 months enjoy playtime together. 9-10:30am. See the 7th.

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Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. All ages are invited to come enjoy an inground foam pit & large tumble track. Tu/Th, 10am-12pm. $5/2hrs! 2250 Barney Rd. (530)365-2235. Chess At The YMCA; Redding. For chess players of all levels - learn the game or hone your skills. All ages. T/ Th 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 1st. Cinderella Theater Production; Redding. Rediscover one of the most popular fairy tales of all time, as Cinderella struggles to escape her wicked stepmother & ugly stepsisters to attend the Royal Ball & where she finds her Prince Charming. Recommended for grade K-5. 9:30am & 11:30am. Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St. Tix: 800-606-0424. Diabetes Support Group For Children; Redding. Support group for parents & children with Type 1 Diabetes. Includes speakers on topics about or related to diabetes & children. Informational handouts & crafts for the kids. Ages 0-21. 10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Mercy Medical Center, 2175 Rosaline Ave. (530)225-5478. Haven Humane Society’s 2nd Tuesday Dinner Club; Redding. Enjoy restaurant dining & support Haven Humane Society. Tonight Logan’s Roadhouse will donate a portion of the night’s proceeds when presented with a “Dine & Donate” flyer, available at Haven Humane Society or their website. 5-9pm. 1955 Hilltop Dr. (530)221-0113. 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. Teen Advisory Board Meeting; Redding. Teens are invited to join the Redding Library Teen Advisory Board. Members help choose books, & give their input for fun

activities & library policies that affect teens. Grades 9-12. 6pm. Free, application required. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn to research your family history. 10am-12pm. See the 6th. Guitar Hero At The Redding Library. 4pm. See the 6th. Kindermusik With Lyra; Redding. For children & infants ages birth-7yrs, with their caregiver. 10am. See the 6th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. All ages: 11am-12pm. See the 6th. Preschool Page Turners At Redding Library. 10:30am. See the 6th. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 6th.

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

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Whole Living Nutrition & Wellness Series; Chico. Six week nutrition & wellness course. All ages. 6:307:30pm. Free, drop in okay. See the 7th.

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Lean-N-Green Day For Nation Nutrition Month; Redding. All ages are invited to try free samples of a tropical eye opener during a healthy smoothie demo. 3-6pm. Sav-Mor Foods, 6536 Westside Rd. (530)245-6639. Music & Me; Redding. Class series introduces music to preschool children in a parent-&-me style class designed to promote basic music skills through music & movement. Ages 1-5. Wed, 9-10am, thru 4/4. $20/ mo (Y Members $10/mo), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Little ones enjoy stories & activities appropriate for preschoolers. 11:30am-12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818. Ballroom Dance Classes; Redding. All ages. 6:3010pm. See the 7th. Basketball Open Gym For Youth; Anderson. For middle & high school youth. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. See the 7th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. W/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn about your family history. W/Sat 1-4pm. See the 3rd. Toddler NOOK Storytime; Redding. Stories & live music. 10am. See the 7th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects inside the bus’ art studio. A positive place to explore creativity through painting, jewelry making, sewing & more. Ages 9+ (young ages okay w/parental supervision). T/W/Th (except school holidays). 2:455pm, thru 5/27. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)859-2309. Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Children enjoy fun stories, & sing along to live music. 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 enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:30-4:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 7th. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Music Appreciation For Teenagers; Dunsmuir. Learn the origins of blues & jazz in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Ages 13-18. Weds, 4-6pm. Free. See the 7th. Tango for Parkinson’s; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 12-1pm. See the 7th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Community Nurturing Parenting Skills Workshop; Red Bluff. Learn the fundamental principles & practices of the Nurturing Parenting Program. Includes discussion, videos & hands-on activities. Learn strategies & techniques that enhance empathy, selfworth, personal empowerment & discipline with dignity. For parents. 4-6pm. Free. Red Bluff Family Resource Center, 220 Sycamore St. # 101. (530)528-7947. School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Fun developmental & educational playgroup for ages birth5yrs. 10-11:30am. Free. See the 7th.

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Babies Love Books Storytime; Oroville. Babies ages 0-18mos enjoy connecting through rhymes, songs & books during this special program. 11am. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7641. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257.


GOING PLACES MARCH Caregiver Resource & Self-Care Training; Chico. Facilitated group offers support, training info for better self-care, & resources for anyone caring for someone else’s children. 11am-1pm. Butte College Foster/ Kinship Care Ed Center, 2491 Carmichael Dr. Ste 300. (530)897-6235. Oroville Fire House Farmers Market. Fresh produce & goods available year-round at this certified market. 11am-3pm. El Medio Fire Station, 3515 Myers St. (530)592-0889. Preschool Storytime At Durham Library. Toddlers & preschoolers enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. Scholarship Fanfare Plus! “Mad About Music” Fundraiser Banquet, Chico. Help the Chico Guild support the North State Symphony & talented young musicians in our community. A festive evening of food, wine & musical entertainment, plus silent auction & raffle. All ages. 6pm. $60/person. Butte Creek Country Club. (530)898-5984. Storytime; Paradise. Songs, story & music for little ones ages 0-3. 10am. Free. Paradise Branch Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. 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 1st. Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. 1-4pm. Free. See the 1st. Creative Art Activities Classes; Chico. Ongoing class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. 10:30am-12pm. See the 1st. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for new mothers & mothers of toddlers & older children.10:30am-12pm. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Two sessions: ages 5-12 & 13+. M/Tu/Th. Ages 5-12: 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+: 7-8pm. See the 1st.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 1st. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

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Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. American Girls Night; Chico. Join Miss Andi in the Barnes & Noble Children’s Department for a monthly American Girl Book Club meeting. Features art projects, book reads & other fun activities. New members welcome. Ages 5+. 7pm. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther

King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Fantastic Friday Playgroup; Chico. The entire gym is open for play! Max two kids per one adult; adult stays with children while they play. Ages walking-5yrs. 1012pm. $5/members, $10/non-members, +$1 siblings. Athletic Horizons, 415 Otterson Dr. (530)893-4967. Friday Drop-in Basketball For Teens; Magalia. Drop in to get a great workout & enjoy scrimmage play (teams formed each week). Supervised. Ages 15+. 6:30-8:30pm, thru May. $1. Cedarwood Elementary School, 6400 Columbine Rd. (530)872-6393. Stories, Songs & Crafts At Paradise Library. Bring little ones ages 3-5 to enjoy stories & craft making, & songs too! 11-11:45am. 5922 Clark Rd. (530)8726320. Ladies Night Out; Gridley. Ladies, come enjoy a movie & good company. 6pm. Gridley Library, 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323. Toddler Storytimes; Chico. Stories, songs & action rhymes for ages 1-3yrs. Two storytimes: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Wild Women Party At All Fired Up Ceramics Studio; Chico. Wild women, bring your friends & make an exciting clay project. Instruction, clay, glazing & snacks included. For adults. 5:30-8pm. $35, pre-reg. 830 Broadway. (530)894-5227.

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Anderson Library Storytime; Anderson. Children enjoy stories, a craft, stickers & songs. All ages. 3:30pm. 3200 West Center St. (530)365-7685. Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. All ages are invited to come enjoy an inground foam pit & large tumble track. Tu/Th, 10am-12pm. $5/2hrs! 2250 Barney Rd. (530)365-2235. Bereaved Parents Support Group; Redding. For parents or grandparents grieving the death of a child of any age. 7-8:30pm. Free, drop-in okay. Mercy Medical Center Board Room, 2175 Rosaline Ave. (530)2454070. Coffee & Conversation Adoptive Support Group; Redding. Adoptive parents meet for conversation & problem solving. 10-11:30am. Childcare available. Call for location/info: Lilliput Children’s Services. (530)7229092. Roots & Shoots Outing: Anderson River Park; Redding. Shasta Roots & Shoots environmental & wildlife projects are part of the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth program. On this outing, learn to identify wildlife by sight, sound & signs while hiking along the paved river trail. All ages. 9am. Free, pre-reg required. Meet at the Monolith at Turtle Bay. (530)347-1687. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. W/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:30-6:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 1st. Little Explorers: Dr. Suess; Redding. For ages 2-5 year olds & their parents. 10am. See the 1st. Tumbling Class; Anderson. Ages 4-8. 5-6pm. See the 1st. Wii Games; Redding Library. Ages 10-17. 4pm. Free. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Scrapbook Club; Mt Shasta. Bring your photos & craft pages. Price includes use of all tools, space, glue & glitter. Additional scrapbook supplies available for purchase on site. Ages 6 & up. 3rd Th, 6-8:30pm. $6, drop-in okay. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects inside the bus’ art studio. 2:45-5pm. See the 1st. Beginning Drawing For Kids; Mt Shasta. Weekly themed lessons for ages 6-18. 3:30-5pm. See the 1st.

Blue Oak Charter School Tour; Chico. Tour the school & learn about Waldorf education. For adults. 9-10am, must pre-reg. See the 2nd. Chapmantown Farmers Market & Food & Fitness Festival; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 2nd. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 2nd. Friday Evening Sessions At Cal Skate; Chico. All ages. 4 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 2nd. Kids In Motion–Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 2nd. La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group; Chico. Mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding. Children welcome. 10:30am-12pm. See the 2nd. Montessori Zoology Class; Chico. Fun science class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. See the 2nd. Playgroup For Toddlers; Chico. For families with children ages 2-3. 9-10:30am. See the 2nd. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. 1011am. Free. See the 2nd. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 2nd.

SHASTA COUNTY

Diaperpalooza Fun Fair & Diaper Drive; Redding. Diaperpalooza resource fun fair & diaper donation drive-thru drop-off. Many booths with fun family activities & games, including a fire truck tour. Ongoing raffles throughout the daylong event! 10am-6pm. Free. Mt. Shasta Mall, 900 Dana Dr. (530)241-5816. 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 2nd. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 2nd. Fine Arts Friday At Redding Library. 3:30pm. See the 2nd. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. 128pm. See the 2nd. Kids’ Night; Redding. Fun night for kids in grades K-6. 6-8pm. Free. See the 2nd. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. All ages: 11am-12pm. See the 2nd. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9pmmidnight. See the 2nd. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

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Movement & Music For Toddlers; Mt. Shasta. Fun parent participation class geared for ages babies to 4yrs. Learn about singing, movement & dance as Teacher Claudia shares her love of rhythm & music. Small snacks served. 10:30am. $10/class, pre-reg; some scholarships available w/advance notice. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts studio, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2309.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

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Chinese Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & craft for all ages. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. “Eat & Play Together” Event; Oroville. Drop by for family fun! Come make snacks, win prizes & play together as a family! Sats, 10am-12pm. Free. Oroville YMCA, 1684 Robinson St. (530)538-7201. Sew Cool Kids Potholder; Chico. Come learn to sew a fun potholder. Get to know your own sewing machine (bring it), or rent one ($5) for the class. Ages 9-18. 1-3pm. $10. Cathy’s Sew & Vac, 2418 Cohasset Rd. (530)895-8055. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Children of all ages are invited to come enjoy wonderful stories. 2pm. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Weekend Childbirth Preparation; Chico. Highly trained registered nurse instructors help prepare you for birth, newborn care & breastfeeding. Promotes www.northstateparent.com • March 2012

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120 Mission Ranch Blvd. • (530) 345-2292 DSM Ages: 2-6 yrs • Times: M-F 7:30am 5:30pm A quality program created by educated and experienced teachers, providing a curriculum of kindness, discovery, individualism and parent involvement. Lic# 045404541

Corning • (530) 824-4768 DSM Ages: 0-12 yrs. • Times: M-F, 24 hrs We are a caring community for lifelong learners. As a center of quality and excellence, we focus on Early Reading First programs and offer Dept. of Ed. approved curriculum and a literacy enriched Pre-K Program. Our staff utilizes researchbased practices for all ages. Each day is planned, playful and has a purpose. Lic.#: 525405429

Bidwell Academy For Young Children

Chico Montessori Children's House

814 Glenn St. • (530) 342-5518 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# 045401420

KidsPark

2483 Notre Dame Blvd. # 110 • (530) 894-6800 DSM Ages: 2-12 yrs • Times: M-Th, 8am-10pm, Fri 8am-Midn, Sat 10am-Midn, 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

Laura's Preschool

475 East 5th Ave. • (530) 343-1516 www.lauraspreschoolchico.com DSM Ages: 2-6 yrs • Times: M-F 6:45am-6pm Laura's Preschool is a Christian Preschool where the goal is to have every child reach their full potential! We offer the following Enrichment Programs: Gymnastics, Yoga, Spanish & Music. We also offer swim lessons in our on-site pool. Call today for a tour of our school! Lic# 045405262

Little Sprouts Preschool

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

Parkside Preschool & Daycare

1885 E. 8th St. • (530) 893-5139 www.parksidedaycare.com DSM Ages: Infant-12 yrs • Times: M-F 6am6pm 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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COTTONWOOD

Brush Street Schoolhouse

3270 Brush St. • (530) 347-9686 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

ORLAND

Little Friends of Capay Preschool and ChildCare

25490 Moller Ave. • (530) 514-0720 www.littlefriendsofcapay.com DS Ages: 1.5-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7am - 6pm Where children are encouraged to laugh and learn! We are a small childcare facility that offers a curriculum-based program with biblical emphasis, in a safe, family-friendly environment. Lic# 525405800

REDDING

ABC Childcare & Preschool

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

Bethel Christian Preschool

933 College View Dr. • (530) 246-6010 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

Breshears School-Age Child Care

(530) 222-2341 SM Ages: 4-12 yrs • Times: M-F early am 5:45pm 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

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Country Christian Preschool

Redding Cooperative Preschool

Grant Preschool

Lic# 455401222

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 8835 Swasey Dr. • (530) 243-2773 www.grantesd.k12.ca.us S Ages: 2-5 yrs • Times: M-F 7am - 6pm Located on Grant School Campus. We encourage students to maximize growth cognitively, emotionally, socially and physically. Kindergarten readiness curriculum includes Open Court Math & Language Arts, Sparks P.E., Music, Hand Writing Without Tears®, and Brain Gym®. Flexible rates and scheduling. Lic # 455401675

Heather Ridge Infant Center

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!

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 Handwriting 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

820 Saint Marks St. • (530) 241-7226 DSM Ages: 0-12 yrs • Times: M-F 6:30am - 6pm Full and part-time programs available. Our quality program incorporates Zoo-phonics® into thematic monthly curriculum. Enriched Pre-K program. Outstanding qualified staff. Large outdoor play area. After-school and summer school-age program available. Lic # 451372495

Sharee's T.L.C. Daycare

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

St. Joseph Preschool & Infant-Toddler Center

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

Turtle Bay YMCA Collaborative Preschool

Kids and Me Preschool

Liberty Christian Preschool

Montessori Children’s House of Shady Oaks

1410 Victor Ave. • (530) 222-0355 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

Munchkin University Infant Center & Preschool

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

5425 Midway Dr. • (530) 243-1374 DSM Ages: Infant-12 yrs • Times: M-F 6:30am - 5:30 pm We offer a loving, safe, home-away-fromhome learning environment for all ages. Large playrooms and yard. Reading time, crafts, & music. Over 20 years experience In childcare. Lic# 455403431

1755 Airpark Dr. • (530) 243-7883 www.saintjosephredding.org DSM Ages: Infant-Pre-K • Times: M-F 6:30am - 6pm Beautiful campus. Professional staff. A loving, trusting, great start to early learning. We meet each parent's need for quality care. Lic# 451370448 & #455401518

1330 Arboretum Dr. • (530) 440-5268 www.sfymca.org SM Ages: 2-5yrs • Times: M-F 7am - 6pm We offer two programs on the beautiful Turtle Bay School campus: Year-round Preschool program provides a nurturing, fun and enriching environment where children build selfregulation and social skills promoting school and life success; Pre K class provides a safe, quality academic program emphasizing school readiness. Both programs incorporate thematic lesson plans. Lic# 455406026

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GOING PLACES MARCH individual & family choices, including natural breathing & relaxation techniques & pain management options. 3/17-18: Sat, 9am-4pm & Sun, 9am-1pm. $125/couple, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Ed. Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite #120. (530)332-3970. 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 at 2nd & Wall St. See the 3rd. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. All ages/ abilities welcome. 10-11am. See the 3rd. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 3rd. Roo’s Zoo Kids’ Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under–strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 3rd. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 2nd.

SHASTA COUNTY

Jr. Panthers Youth Football & Cheer Sign-ups; Redding. Join the fun with U-prep Jr. Panthers Football & Cheerleading. You do not need to attend U-prep to participate! Ages 6-14. $50 deposit. 10am-2pm at Mt. Shasta Mall main entrance, 900 Dana Dr. (530)941-4655. GPS Class; Redding. Geocaches, fishermen, hikers & other outdoor enthusiasts needing to know their position within 10’ will benefit by learning global positioning system (GPS) menus, mapping & instrument needs assessment. For adults (learn & teach your kids). 8am1pm. $25, includes materials; pre-reg. Teen Center, Caldwell Park, 40 Quartz Hill Rd. (530)225-4095. R.E.A.D. Dog Program; Redding. Children ages preschool to 6yrs are invited to come read to registered therapy dogs. The Reading Education Assistance Dogs program provides canine reading companions that help to creating a stress-free environment. Children read aloud to the dogs, & in the process gain self-confidence & improve their reading & communication skills.1-3pm, drop in okay. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES Redding Co-op Preschool Annual Garage Sale; Redding. Multi-family garage sale fundraiser, featuring lots of kids clothes, adult clothes, toys, household goods, furniture, books, etc. Too many items to list! 8am- 2pm. Free admission. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2240 Hilltop Blvd. (530)605-7222. Science Saturday: NanoDay!; Redding. Itty Bitty Science makes a BIG impact! Nanoscale science technology is used everywhere. What is it? Enjoy fun, hands-on science activities that will help you understand this cutting-edge science. 11am-3pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Museum, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. For all ages & skill levels. 1-3pm. See the 4th. Evening Art For Families; Redding. Creative fun for families at a special price tonight. 5-8pm. See the 3rd. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am12:30pm. See the 3rd. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn about your family history. W/Sat 1-4pm. See the 3rd. Kids On Wheels Skate Session; Redding. 1011:30am. See the 3rd. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Two sessions. Ages 7 & under: 11am-12pm: Ages 8+: 12-2pm. See the 3rd. Rock N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 6:308:30pm & 9pm-midnight. See the 3rd. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9-11pm. See the 3rd. Saturday Roller Skate Session; Redding. 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. See the 3rd. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Ballroom Dance Classes & Practice Party; McCloud. All ages welcome. Three dance classes available prior to the evening’s practice party at 8pm. Fun! See the 3rd.

St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans Fundraiser; Mt. Shasta. Raising funds for Mt. Shasta Meals on Wheels, the entertainment & fun includes the College of the Siskiyous Senior Theater, Nuria’s Irish step dancers, musicians Therese Condit & Paula Reynolds, Irish Jigs & music by The Groove Perpetrators. All ages. 6pm. Free admission. Wayside Grill, 2217 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)925-2770. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. Today 10am. See the 1st. “Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for preschoolers. Free! 9-10am. See the 3rd.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

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SUNDAY

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Build It – Keva Planks: Building Bridges; Redding. Have fun constructing bridges with Keva Planks! 1-4 pm. Free w/ Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Salsa Dance Classes; Redding. Learn the salsa dance, starting with the basics, from instructor Alexandrea Szymanski. Salsa is a Latin dance form with origins in Afro-Cuban dance. All ages. Monthly, 7pm-10pm, thru 12/16. $10/person. Shasta County Arts Council, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St. (530)241-7320. West Side Story Sing-Along; Redding. Genocide No More-Save Darfur is sponsoring a sing-along to the award-winning 1961 musical West Side Story. Bring the family for good fun while supporting an important cause. 1pm. $5/person or $10/family requested. First United Methodist Church of Redding, 1825 East St. (530)229-3661. Yarns At The Library; Redding. Ages 9 & up are invited to bring a knitting or crocheting project to

work on–get advice from a pro & have fun! 1pm. Free. Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Family Fun Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. All studio fees are $4 today–bring the family for creative fun. 12-6pm. See the 4th. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9-11pm unlimited bowling. See the 4th.

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Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. M-F 10am-10pm. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental. Group rates avail. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Children’s Spring Day Camp: The Wild World of Bidwell Park; Chico. Be an animal detective! In this week-long camp, learn about Bidwell Park’s wildest animals through hikes, games, crafts, circle sits & live animal presentations. Ages 5-12. 8am-4pm. Full session 3/19-23: $70/half day; $130/full day. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E 8th St. (530)891-4671. Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Ongoing hands-on science class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. Each class includes art. Bring snack. Mon, 10:30am-12pm, thru 5/28. $6/class w/class card, drop-in $9/class (open until class fills). Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101.

SHASTA COUNTY

Baby Bookworms At Redding Library. For infants & toddlers ages 6mos-2½yrs & their parent/caregiver. 10:30am. Free. See the 5th. Kindermusik With Lyra; Redding. For children & infants ages birth-7yrs, with their caregiver. 10am. See the 5th. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 12-6pm. See the 5th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Two sessions. All ages: 11am-12pm; Ages 12+: 6-7pm. See the 5th.

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GOING PLACES MARCH SISKYOU COUNTY

Toddler & Parent Playgroup; Dunsmuir. Bring your little one for socialization & fun! 2-3pm. Free. Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Monday Playgroup; Mt. Shasta. Parents & children ages 5 & under enjoy a fun-filled hour of play & learning. 10:30-11:30am. See the 5th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Missoula Children’s Theatre Auditions: The Little Mermaid; Red Bluff. Week-long experience offers Tehama County children in grades K-12 the chance to audition for, rehearse (3/19-23) & perform in (3/24) a full-scale musical. Auditions held 3:30pm. Free. Vista School Gym, 1770 South Jackson St. (530)246-2548. Preschool Story Hour; Corning. Offers education & entertainment geared for children ages 18mos-6yrs. Enjoy quality time with your child, focused on literacy. 10am. Tehama County Library, 740 Third St. (530)824-7050.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Beginning Sign Language Class; Paradise. Learn & build your ASL skills in this weekly class. 12-2pm. All ages welcome. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. 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. All About Numbers!; Chico. Ongoing hands-on educational class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. 10:30am-12pm. See the 6th. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Choosing Quality Childcare. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 6th. 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 1st. Dolce! Music & Movement Class; Chico. For infants/ newborns-18mos & their caregivers. 9:30-10:15am. See the 6th. Family Special Needs Support Group In Spanish/En Español; Chico. Potluck 5:30pm; support group 6-8pm. Childcare & homework help provided. See the 6th. MOPS Mothers Of Preschoolers Group; Chico. Moms support, friendship & resources. 9-11:30am. See the 6th. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library. For ages 3-5yrs. 10am & 11am. See the 6th. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Two sessions: ages 5-12 & 13+. M/Tu/Th. Ages 5-12: 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+: 7-8pm. See the 1st. Small Dancers & Moms (or Dads); Chico. For ages 1-11 & their caretakers. 9-10:15am. See the 6th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. All ages are invited to come enjoy an inground foam pit & large tumble track. Tu/Th, 10am-12pm. $5/2hrs! 2250 Barney Rd. (530)365-2235. Chess At The YMCA; Redding. For chess players of all levels - learn the game or hone your skills. All ages. T/ Th 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 1st. Teen Writers Group; Redding. Fun & supportive group for teen writers of all genres, or teens wanting to review favorite books. 13-18yrs. 6pm. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn to research your family history. 10am-12pm. See the 6th. Guitar Hero At The Redding Library. 4pm. See the 6th. NAMI Basics; Anderson. 6-week educational program for parents of children (to age18) showing signs of

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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES mental illness. Teaches fundamentals of caring for you, your family & your child. A diagnosis is not needed for you to attend. Tu, 6-8:30, thru 4/24. Free, pre-reg required. Anderson Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 3434 North St. (310)508-9366. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. All ages: 11am-12pm. See the 6th. Preschool Page Turners At Redding Library. 10:30am. See the 6th. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 6th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects inside the bus’ art studio. A positive place to explore creativity through painting, clay-work, jewelry making, sewing & more. Ages 9+ (young ages okay w/parental supervision). T/W/Th (except school holidays). 2:455pm, thru 5/27. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)859-2309. Knitting Group; Dunsmuir. Come work on your knitting projects. All ages & levels of knitting experience welcome, help available. 1-3pm. Free. Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Parent-Child Time For Preschoolers: Dunsmuir. Parents & children enjoy fun socialization time & crafts. Ages 0-5, with parent. 10am-12pm. Free. Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 6th. Kids Aikido Class; Mt. Shasta. Playful setting. Ages 6-12. 5:15-6pm. See the 6th. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Whole Living Nutrition & Wellness Series; Chico. Six week nutrition & wellness course. All ages. 6:307:30pm. Free, drop in okay. See the 7th.

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School Readiness Playgroup; Los Molinos. Fun developmental & educational playgroup for ages birth5yrs. 10-11:30am. Free. See the 6th.

WEDNESDAY BUTTE COUNTY

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. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. 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. Homeschool Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. Special skate time for those enrolled in homeschool or charter schools. Family-friendly music & games for the whole family. 12:30-2:30pm. $5.50, includes quad skates. 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come enjoy wonderful stories. All ages welcome. 11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. All About Books!; Chico. Ongoing class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. 10:30am-12pm. 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 1st. Dance For Children; Chico. Fun class for boys & girls ages 5-11.  3:30-5pm. See the 7th. Preschool Skate; Chico. Special skate time for little ones. 9:30-10:45am. See the 7th. Toddler Playgroup; Chico. Parents & toddlers ages 15-24 months enjoy playtime together. 9-10:30am. See the 7th.

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Lean-N-Green Day & Re-Think Your Drink!; Shasta Lake City. An event designed for family-fun, featuring interactive booths, entertainment, healthy cooking demos, prize drawings & more. 9am- 6pm. Free. Clair Engle Park & John Beaudet Community Center, 1525 Median Ave. (530)245-6639. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Little ones enjoy stories & activities appropriate for preschoolers. 11:30am-12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818. Ballroom Dance Classes; Redding. All ages. 6:3010pm. See the 7th. Basketball Open Gym For Youth; Anderson. For middle & high school youth. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. See the 7th. Dog Training Orientation; Anderson. Free. 5:30-7pm. See the 7th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. W/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn about your family history. W/Sat 1-4pm. See the 3rd. Toddler NOOK Storytime; Redding. Stories & live music. 10am. See the 7th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Children enjoy fun stories, & sing along to live music. 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 enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:30-4:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus & explore creativity. Ages 9+ (young ages okay w/parental supervision). T/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. See the 1st. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 7th. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Music Appreciation For Teenagers; Dunsmuir. Learn the origins of blues & jazz in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Ages 13-18. Weds, 4-6pm. Free. See the 7th. Tango for Parkinson’s; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 12-1pm. See the 7th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Fun developmental & educational playgroup for ages birth5yrs. 10-11:30am. Free. See the 7th.

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THURSDAY

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Afterschool Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & crafts for ages 5-8yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Babies Love Books Storytime; Oroville. Babies ages 0-18mos enjoy connecting through rhymes, songs & books during this special program. 11am. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7641. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. FOCUS Film Festival Presents: A Not So Still Life: The Ginny Ruffner Story; Chico. The film peers into the kaleidoscopic mind of artist Ginny Ruffner, loved for magnanimous spirit & her “visual thought experiments.” Meet Ruffner following the film. Ages 12 & up. 6:30-9pm. $8-$10. The Big Room at Sierra Nevada, 1075 East 20th St. (530)221-9530. Oroville Fire House Farmers Market. Fresh produce & goods available year-round at this certified market. 11am-3pm. El Medio Fire Station, 3515 Myers St. (530)592-0889.


GOING PLACES MARCH Paradise High School & Community Bands Concert; Paradise. All ages welcome. 7pm. Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Rd. (530)872-8454 Preschool Storytime At Durham Library. Toddlers & preschoolers enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. Storytime; Paradise. Songs, story & music for little ones ages 0-3. 10am. Free. Paradise Branch Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Trip Tip Dinner Fundraiser; Paradise. Eat in or take out. Raffle & bake sale too. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Ridge. All ages. 5-7:30pm. $5. Boys & Girls Club Teen Center, 6241 Skyway, Paradise. (530) 877-8721. 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 1st. Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. 1-4pm. Free. See the 1st. Creative Art Activities Classes; Chico. Ongoing class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. 10:30am-12pm. See the 1st. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for new mothers & mothers of toddlers & older children.10:30am-12pm. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Two sessions: ages 5-12 & 13+. M/Tu/Th. Ages 5-12: 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+: 7-8pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Anderson Library Storytime; Anderson. Children enjoy stories, a craft, stickers & songs. All ages. 3:30pm. 3200 West Center St. (530)365-7685. Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. All ages are invited to come enjoy an inground foam pit & large tumble track. Tu/Th, 10am-12pm. $5/2hrs! 2250 Barney Rd. (530)365-2235. Coffee & Conversation Adoptive Support Group; Redding. Adoptive parents meet for conversation & problem solving. 10-11:30am. Childcare available. Location/Info: Lilliput Children’s Services. (530)722-9092.

Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. W/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:30-6:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 1st. Little Explorers: Love & Friendship; Redding. Ages 2-5, & their parents. 10am. See the 1st. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. All ages: 11am-12pm. See the 1st. Tumbling Class; Anderson. Ages 4-8. 5-6pm. See the 1st. Wii Games; Redding Library. Ages 10-17. 4pm. Free. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Family Craft Night; Mount Shasta. Make & take crafts for kids & parents to do together - lots of fun. Healthy snacks included. Ages 5-18. 6-7pm & 7-8pm. $15, pre-reg required for materials prep. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. Family Fun Night; McCloud. 5:30-7:30pm. Free, please RSVP. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects inside the bus’ art studio. 2:45-5pm. See the 1st. Beginning Drawing For Kids; Mt Shasta. Weekly themed lessons for ages 6-18. 3:30-5pm. See the 1st. Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 1st. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

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FRIDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Dervish in Concert; Chico. Dervish is one of Ireland's most exciting tradition-rooted bands, lighting up stages with their high-energy arrangements, virtuosic instrumentation, & the ultra-sweet vocals of Cathy Jordan. An evening with Dervish is filled with warmth & inspiration for all ages. 7:30pm. $12-$30. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6785.

Friday Drop-in Basketball For Teens; Magalia. Drop in to get a great workout & enjoy scrimmage play (teams formed each week). Supervised. Ages 15+. 6:30-8:30pm, thru May. $1. Cedarwood Elementary School, 6400 Columbine Rd. (530)872-6393. 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 1-3yrs. Two storytimes: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.

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GOING PLACES MARCH Blue Oak Charter School Tour; Chico. Tour the school & learn about Waldorf education. For adults. 9-10am, must pre-reg. See the 2nd. Chapmantown Farmers Market & Food & Fitness Festival; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 2nd. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 2nd. Friday Evening Sessions At Cal Skate; Chico. All ages. 4 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 2nd. Kids In Motion–Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 2nd. La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group; Chico. Mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding. Children welcome. 10:30am-12pm. See the 2nd. Montessori Zoology Class; Chico. Fun science class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. See the 2nd. Playgroup For Toddlers; Chico. For families with children ages 2-3. 9-10:30am. See the 2nd. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. 1011am. Free. See the 2nd. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 2nd.

SHASTA COUNTY

Disney’s Mulan Jr.; Redding. Travel back to the legendary story-telling days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s Mulan, Jr. All ages. Tonight 7pm, Sat 2pm & 7pm. $6 adults, $3 children. Grant School, 8835 Swasey Dr. (530)2430561. Teens Group; Anderson. Fun time for teens, including teens with any special needs. Watch movies, play games, make crafts & more. Bring a friend! Ages 12-19. 6-8 pm. Free, must pre-register. Anderson Teen Center, 2889 East Center St. (530)226-5129. 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 2nd. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 2nd. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. 128pm. See the 2nd. Kids’ Night; Redding. Fun night for kids in grades K-6. 6-8pm. Free. See the 2nd. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. All ages: 11am-12pm. See the 2nd. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9pmmidnight. See the 2nd. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 2nd.

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THE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BUTTE, TEHAMA, SHASTA & SISKIYOU COUNTIES Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. All ages/ abilities welcome. 10-11am. See the 3rd. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 3rd. Roo’s Zoo Kids’ Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under–strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 3rd. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 3rd.

SHASTA COUNTY

Asante Craft & Clothing Sale; Redding. The Asante Network, a non-profit ministry, offers items designed & crafted by artisans in Africa. Includes baskets, jewelry, table linens, clothing & African art. Profits fund microloans & larger projects All ages. 10am-3pm. Free admission. St. James Lutheran Church, 2500 Shasta View Dr. (530)549-4872. CPR Training; Redding. Child, pediatric & adult CPR training. Includes certification card & handbook. Ages 12+. 10am-1pm. $30-$40, pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530) 246-9622. Disney’s Mulan Jr.; Redding. Travel back to the legendary story-telling days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s Mulan, Jr. All ages. 2pm & 7pm. $6 adults, $3 children. Grant School, 8835 Swasey Dr. (530)243-0561. 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. Pizza &Pumps Fundraiser; Anderson. A Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes® pre-event for the whole family. Kids events (bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting), live bands, celebrity pizza-making contest, shoe auction, pizzaeating contest, wine tasting, great food & more. 125pm. Cost depends on participation: Free-$15. Shasta Outlets, 1699 State Highway 273. (530)243-8868. Composing Workshop; Redding. Learn to build your own compost maker, get the scoop on improving your garden’s soil, learn about compost “tea,” & more. It’s

fun! All ages. 12pm. Free. Gold Leaf Nursery, 6186 Churn Creek Rd. (530)365-5383. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Redding. All ages. 11am. Free. 1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006. Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. For all ages & skill levels. 1-3pm. See the 3rd. Evening Art For Families; Redding. Creative fun for families at a special price tonight. 5-8pm. See the 3rd. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am12:30pm. See the 3rd. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn about your family history. W/Sat 1-4pm. See the 3rd. Kids On Wheels Skate Session; Redding. 1011:30am. See the 3rd. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Two sessions. Ages 7 & under: 11am-12pm: Ages 8+: 12-2pm. See the 3rd. Rock N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 6:308:30pm & 9pm-midnight. See the 3rd. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 3rd. Saturday Roller Skate Session; Redding. 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. See the 3rd. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Love Basics Workshop; Mount Shasta. Experiential workshop exploring two essential ingredients for longterm intimacy: The Art of Appreciation, & Being Allies. Open to anyone in a committed relationship. Facilitated by Joy Hosey, relationship guide & coach. Ages: adults. 1-5pm. $20/couple, $15/person. The Gallery Experience!, 201 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)926-1400. Ballroom Dance Classes & Practice Party; McCloud. All ages welcome. Three dance classes available prior to the evening’s practice party at 8pm. Fun! See the 3rd.

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Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

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4th Annual Walk4Water Fundraiser; Chico. See what it's like to walk for water in a developing country. Bring a bucket to fill & carry on a 2K or 5K walk. Inspirational, fun & educational event for all ages. 8:30am. $5/child, $15/adult. Bidwell Park One Mile Recreation Area. (530)342-5746. Infant/Pediatric Safety & CPR Class; Chico. Covers making your child’s environment safe, preventing common childhood accidents, & infant/child CPR. Ages 18+. 9am-11:30pm. $35, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Education, 251 Cohasset Rd. #120. (530)332-3970. “Eat & Play Together” Event; Oroville. Drop by for family fun! Come make snacks, win prizes & play together as a family! Sats, 10am-12pm. Free. Oroville YMCA, 1684 Robinson St. (530)538-7201. 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. 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 3rd.

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TEHAMA COUNTY

Musical: The Little Mermaid; Red Bluff. Missoula Children’s Theatre has been working with Tehama County youth to present this full-scale musical. 3pm & 7pm. Call for ticket info. State Theatre for the Arts, 333 Oak St. (530)246-2548. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

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SUNDAY

SHASTA COUNTY

Asante Craft & Clothing Sale; Redding. Fundraiser offering items designed & crafted by artisans in Africa. Includes baskets, jewelry, table linens, clothing & African art. Profits fund micro-loans & larger projects of The Asante Network. All ages. 9:30am-12:30pm. Free admission. St. James Lutheran Church, 2500 Shasta View Dr. (530)549-4872. Swing Dance Classes; Redding. Come have a great time in this monthly class as you learn the basics of swing dancing from beginner steps to advance moves. All ages. 4th Sundays, 7:30-10:30pm, thru 12/23. $5. Shasta County Arts Council, Old City Hall, 1313 market St. (530)241-7320. Family Fun Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. All studio fees are $4 today–bring the family for creative fun. 12-6pm. See the 4th. Fish Feeding At Turtle Bay; Redding. 10:30am. See the 4th. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9-11pm unlimited bowling. See the 4th.

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MONDAY

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Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Ongoing hands-on science class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. Each class includes art. Bring snack. Mon, 10:30am-12pm, thru 5/28. $6/class w/class card, drop-in $9/class (open until class fills). Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101.

SHASTA COUNTY

WEEKEND

SATURDAY

Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. Today 10am. See the 1st. “Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for preschoolers. Free! 9-10am. See the 3rd.

Fun N Fancy Dog Training with Judy Brown; Redding. Three levels of traditional training classes run 3/26-5/21: Puppy Class (6wks, 6pm, $80), Beginning Obedience (9wks, 7pm, $95) & Advanced Obedience (9wks, times tba w/interest, $95). Prerequisite orientation on (choose one) 3/7 & 3/21. Held at Haven Humane Society, 7449 Eastside Rd. (530)241-5972. Baby Bookworms At Redding Library. For infants & toddlers ages 6mos-2½yrs & their parent/caregiver. 10:30am. Free. See the 5th. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 12-6pm. See the 5th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Two sessions. All ages: 11am-12pm; Ages 12+: 6-7pm. See the 5th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Toddler & Parent Playgroup; Dunsmuir. Bring your little one for socialization & fun! 2-3pm. Free. Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Storytime; McCloud. Children enjoy listening to a great kid’s story & enjoy a fun activity too. Participants are given a wonderful book of their own to keep! 1011am. Free. McCloud Elementary School Preschool, (530)964-3250. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Monday Playgroup; Mt. Shasta. Parents & children ages 5 & under enjoy a fun-filled hour of play & learning. 10:30-11:30am. See the 5th.


GOING PLACES MARCH Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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TUESDAY

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An Evening With Branford Marsalis; Chico. World-renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis is known for his innovative spirit & broad musical scope. Marsalis’ quartet includes pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis & drummer Jeff Watts performing original compositions. All ages. 7:30pm. $23-$35. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6785. Beginning Sign Language Class; Paradise. Learn & build your ASL skills in this weekly class. 12-2pm. All ages welcome. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Christian Music Family Fun Night At Cal Skate; Chico. Skate to your favorite Christian music at this monthly skate. 6:30-8:30pm. $5.50, includes quad skate rental; group rates avail. 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. First Aid Training; Redding. Child, pediatric & adult American Safety & Health Institute First Aid training. Includes 2-year certification card & student handbook. Ages 12+. 5-8pm. $30- $40; EMS sticker for child care providers +$5. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. 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. All About Numbers!; Chico. Ongoing hands-on educational class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. 10:30am-12pm. See the 7th. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Breastfeeding. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am12pm. See the 7th. 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 1st. Dolce! Music & Movement Class; Chico. For infants/ newborns-18mos & their caregivers. 9:30-10:15am. See the 6th. Family Special Needs Support Group; Chico. Childcare & homework help provided. Potluck 5:30pm; Group 6-8pm. See the 13th. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library. For ages 3-5yrs. 10am & 11am. See the 6th. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Two sessions: ages 5-12 & 13+. M/Tu/Th. Ages 5-12: 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+: 7-8pm. See the 1st. Small Dancers & Moms (or Dads); Chico. For ages 1-11 & their caretakers. 9-10:15am. See the 6th. The Mom Spot; Paradise. For moms of children ages 5 & under, & pregnant moms. 9-11:30am. See the 13th.

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

Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects inside the bus’ art studio. A positive place to explore creativity through painting, clay-work, jewelry making, sewing & more. Ages 9+ (young ages okay w/parental supervision). T/W/Th (except school holidays). 2:455pm, thru 5/27. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)859-2309. Knitting Group; Dunsmuir. Come work on your knitting projects. All ages & levels of knitting experience welcome, help available. 1-3pm. Free. Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Putting Watershed Pieces Together; Yreka. Learn more about local watersheds with local experts Dr. Jennifer Silveira, Dr. Sari Sommarstrom, Megan Wargo & Lisa Unkefer. An educational Water Talks presentation presented by California Trout. For teens & adults. 6pm8pm. Free. Call for location. (530)859-1411. Toddler Playgroup; McCloud. Monthly playgroup for little ones & parents to enjoy arts & crafts, storytime, music, interactive play & refreshments. Learn, socialize & make friends. Ages infant-5yrs & siblings. 10am. Free. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 6th. Kids Aikido Class; Mt. Shasta. Playful setting. Ages 6-12. 5:15-6pm. See the 6th. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

School Readiness Playgroup; Los Molinos. Fun developmental & educational playgroup for ages birth5yrs. 10-11:30am. Free. See the 4th.

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Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. 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. Family Fun Night; Paradise. Enjoy lots of family fun with dinner, crafts & storytime. All ages. 5:30-7pm. Free. Youth for Change Family Resource Center, 6249 Skyway. (530)872-3896. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Come enjoy wonderful stories. All ages invited. 11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. All About Books!; Chico. Ongoing class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. 10:30am-12pm. See the 7th. Babies Love Books; Chico. Share stories, bounces & songs with your little one, 0-18mos. Two sessions: 9:30am & 10:30am. See the 1st. Dance For Children; Chico. Fun class for boys & girls ages 5-11.  3:30-5pm. See the 7th. Preschool Skate; Chico. Special skate time for little ones. 9:30-10:45am. See the 7th. Toddler Playgroup; Chico. Parents & toddlers ages 15-24 months enjoy playtime together. 9-10:30am. See the 7th. Whole Living Nutrition & Wellness Series; Chico. Six week nutrition & wellness course. All ages. 6:307:30pm. Free, drop in okay. See the 7th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Anderson Lean-N-Green Day; Anderson. Come out with your family & enjoy fun, interactive booths while learning about healthy eating & staying active. Learn about nature while walking the beautiful park trails. All ages. 8:30am-3pm. Free. Anderson River Park, Kiddie Land/KC Grove, 2800 Rupert Rd. (530)245-6639.

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Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. All ages are invited to come enjoy an inground foam pit & large tumble track. Tu/Th, 10am-12pm. $5/2hrs! 2250 Barney Rd. (530)365-2235. Chess At The YMCA; Redding. For chess players of all levels - learn the game or hone your skills. All ages. T/ Th 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 1st. Teen Advisory Board Meeting; Redding. Teens are invited to join the Redding Library Teen Advisory Board. Members help choose books, & give their input for fun activities & library policies that affect teens. Grades 9-12. 6pm. Free, application required. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn to research your family history. 10am-12pm. See the 6th. Guitar Hero At The Redding Library. 4pm. See the 6th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. All ages: 11am-12pm. See the 6th. Preschool Page Turners At Redding Library. 10:30am. See the 6th. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 6th.

Eggs-travaganza; Redding. Grab a friend & your Easter baskets & come enjoy egg hunting, songs & creative craft time. Bring a dozen plastic eggs filled with stickers, raisins, or other fun treats. Ages 0-5. 10:30-11:30am. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Little ones enjoy stories & activities appropriate for preschoolers. 11:30am-12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818. Toddler Storytime with Linda Boyden; Redding. Join special guest & storyteller extraordinaire Linda Boyden for this monthly toddler storytime. 10am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006. Ballroom Dance Classes; Redding. All ages. 6:3010pm. See the 7th. Basketball Open Gym For Youth; Anderson. For middle & high school youth. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. See the 7th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. W/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn about your family history. W/Sat 1-4pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Children enjoy fun stories, & sing along to live music. An adult must accompany young children. 10:30am. Mt. Shasta Community Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)9262031. Storytime at Dunsmuir Library; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:30-4:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus & explore creativity. Ages 9+ (young ages okay w/parental supervision). T/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. See the 7th. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 7th. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 7th. Music Appreciation For Teenagers; Dunsmuir. Learn the origins of blues & jazz in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Ages 13-18. Weds, 4-6pm. Free. See the 7th. Tango for Parkinson’s; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 12-1pm. See the 7th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Community Nurturing Parenting Skills Workshop; Red Bluff. Learn the fundamental principles & practices of the Nurturing Parenting Program. Includes discussion, videos & hands-on activities. Learn strategies & techniques that enhance empathy, selfworth, personal empowerment & discipline with dignity. For parents. 4-6pm. Free. Red Bluff Family Resource Center, 220 Sycamore St. # 101. (530)528-7947. School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Fun developmental & educational playgroup for ages birth5yrs. 10-11:30am. Free. See the 7th.

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THURSDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Afterschool Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & crafts for ages 5-8yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Babies Love Books Storytime; Oroville. Babies ages 0-18mos enjoy connecting through rhymes, songs & books during this special program. 11am. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7641. Bigger Baby & Me: Infant Development Series; Chico, Informative 6-week series, topics include: 1st Year Milestones, Individual Temperaments, Discipline & Guidance, Baby Sign Language Development, Cultural Identity, & Play & Learning. For parents & infants. Th, 10:30am-12pm, 2/16-3/22. $75/series, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Education, 251 Cohasset Road, Suite #120. (530)332-3970. Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. www.northstateparent.com • March 2012

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GOING PLACES MARCH Stories, Songs & Crafts At Paradise Library. Bring little ones ages 3-5 to enjoy stories & craft making, & songs too! 11-11:45am. 5922 Clark Rd. (530)8726320. Toddler Storytimes; Chico. Stories, songs & action rhymes for ages 1-3yrs. Two storytimes: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Blue Oak Charter School Tour; Chico. Tour the school & learn about Waldorf education. For adults. 9-10am, must pre-reg. See the 2nd. Chapmantown Farmers Market & Food & Fitness Festival; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 2nd. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 2nd. Friday Evening Sessions At Cal Skate; Chico. All ages. 4 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 2nd. Kids In Motion–Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 2nd. La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group; Chico. Mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding. Children welcome. 10:30am-12pm. See the 2nd. Montessori Zoology Class; Chico. Fun science class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. See the 2nd. Playgroup For Toddlers; Chico. For families with children ages 2-3. 9-10:30am. See the 2nd. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. 1011am. Free. See the 2nd. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 2nd. Three special “Save the Bidwell Mansion” events are happening Chico in an effort to keep its doors open: The Chico Silent Film Festival, see the 9th and 10th; a Bunco Fundraiser, see the 10th; and a fun-tabulous Bidwell Mansion Run, see the 31st.

Oroville Fire House Farmers Market. Fresh produce & goods available year-round at this certified market. 11am-3pm. El Medio Fire Station, 3515 Myers St. (530)592-0889. Preschool Storytime At Durham Library. Toddlers & preschoolers enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. Storytime; Paradise. Songs, story & music for little ones ages 0-3. 10am. Free. Paradise Branch Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. 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 1st. Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. 1-4pm. Free. See the 1st. Creative Art Activities Classes; Chico. Ongoing class designed for ages 3-5 & their parents. 10:30am-12pm. See the 1st. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for new mothers & mothers of toddlers & older children.10:30am-12pm. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Two sessions: ages 5-12 & 13+. M/Tu/Th. Ages 5-12: 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+: 7-8pm. See the 1st.

Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:30-6:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 1st. Little Explorers: Dr. Suess; Redding. For ages 2-5 year olds & their parents. 10am. See the 1st. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. All ages: 11am-12pm. See the 1st. Tumbling Class; Anderson. Ages 4-8. 5-6pm. See the 1st. Wii Games; Redding Library. Ages 10-17. 4pm. Free. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

Anderson Library Storytime; Anderson. Children enjoy stories, a craft, stickers & songs. All ages. 3:30pm. 3200 West Center St. (530)365-7685. Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. All ages are invited to come enjoy an inground foam pit & large tumble track. Tu/Th, 10am-12pm. $5/2hrs! 2250 Barney Rd. (530)365-2235. Coffee & Conversation Adoptive Support Group; Redding. Adoptive parents meet for conversation & problem solving. 10-11:30am. Childcare available. Location/Info: Lilliput Children’s Services. (530)722-9092. Family Musical: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty; Anderson. The South Shasta County Children’s Chorus brings alive the story of Princess Aurora & her friends in this magical musical performances of the classic tale Sleeping Beauty. 7pm. $6-$8. AUHS Performing Arts Building, 1471 Ferry St. (530)365-2741 ex 1675. Stellar Charter School Open House; Redding. Come learn what this K-12 school has to offer. Enjoy a musicians’ showcase & chili feed, visit classrooms, bid on silent auction items. 5:30pm. 5885 E. Bonnyview Rd. (530)245-7730. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. W/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st.

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SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Kids hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects inside the bus’ art studio. 2:45-5pm. See the 1st. Beginning Drawing For Kids; Mt Shasta. Weekly themed lessons for ages 6-18. 3:30-5pm. See the 1st. Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 1st. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:156:15pm; Sat 10am. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-Th, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

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FRIDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Bowling Fun; Chico. Kids can enjoy bowling after school. $2.50/game + $2.50 shoe rental happens 10am-10pm M-F. Group rates available. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. Friday Drop-in Basketball For Teens; Magalia. Drop in to get a great workout & enjoy scrimmage play (teams formed each week). Supervised. Ages 15+. 6:30-8:30pm, thru May. $1. Cedarwood Elementary School, 6400 Columbine Rd. (530)872-6393. Playtime At Gridley Library. Socialization, toys & games for little ones ages 4 & younger, with their parent or caretaker. 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323. Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class; Chico. Make 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs, using wonderful rubber stamps. Learn stamping techniques for scrapbooking, card making & crafting. Creative & fun! All ages. Drop in between 10am-7pm. $20, all supplies provided. The Stamp Shack, 472 Southbury Ln. (530)899-7126.

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SHASTA COUNTY

Family Musical: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty; Anderson. The South Shasta County Children’s Chorus brings alive the story of Princess Aurora & her friends in this magical musical performances of the classic tale Sleeping Beauty. 7pm. $6-$8. AUHS Performing Arts Building, 1471 Ferry St. (530)365-2741 ex 1675. 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 2nd. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 2nd. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. 128pm. See the 2nd. Kids’ Night; Redding. Fun night for kids in grades K-6. 6-8pm. Free. See the 2nd. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gym; Redding. All ages: 11am-12pm. See the 2nd. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9pmmidnight. See the 2nd. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Movement & Music For Toddlers; Mt. Shasta. Fun parent participation class geared for ages babies to 4yrs. Learn about singing, movement & dance as Teacher Claudia shares her love of rhythm & music. Small snacks served. 10:30am. $10/class, pre-reg; some scholarships available w/advance notice. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts studio, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2309.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.

WEEKEND

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SATURDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Bidwell Mansion Run; Chico. Join Bidwell Mansion supporters, rain or shine, to run, walk, wheel or even crawl to John & Annie Bidwell’s humble abode for a Community Victory Celebration. A major fundraiser of the Bidwell Mansion Community Project, working to keep the mansion's doors open. $20-$30 advanced reg, +$5 event day. Starts at Bidwell Park One Mile Picnic Area. (530)636-2733. “Eat & Play Together” Event; Oroville. Drop by for family fun! Come make snacks, win prizes & play together as a family! Sats, 10am-12pm. Free. Oroville YMCA, 1684 Robinson St. (530)538-7201. 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. 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 3rd. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. All ages/ abilities welcome. 10-11am. See the 3rd. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 3rd. Roo’s Zoo Kids’ Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under–strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 3rd. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 2nd.

SHASTA COUNTY

A Walk With Turtle Bay’s Horticulture Manager; Redding. Bring your notebook & camera for this participant-driven program. Walk-through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about the array of plants. 10:30am. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Nursery, 1100 Arboretum Dr. (530)242-3178. Family Musical: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty; Anderson. The South Shasta County Children’s Chorus brings alive the story of Princess Aurora & her friends in two magical musical performances of the classic tale Sleeping Beauty. 2pm & 7pm. $6-$8. AUHS Performing Arts Building, 1471 Ferry St. (530)365-2741 ex 1675. 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. Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Redding. All ages. 11am. Free. 1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006. Sweetspot’s 4th Anniversary Celebration; Redding. Enjoy face painting & $1 cupcakes, gelato, frozen yoghurt. 4-10pm. 930 Hilltop Dr., Ste B. (530)226-8086. Water Tank House Juried Art Show; Durham. See works of 54 local artists who have painted, drawn & photographed historic tank houses of Northern California. Tour the Glenwood farm house while visiting. All ages. 10am-4pm. Free admission. Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway. (530)342-4359. Athletics Unlimited Open Gym; Anderson. For all ages & skill levels. 1-3pm. See the 3rd. Evening Art For Families; Redding. Creative fun for families at a special price tonight. 5-8pm. See the 3rd. Evening Art For Families; Redding. Creative fun for families at a special price tonight. 5-8pm. See the 3rd. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am12:30pm. See the 3rd. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn about your family history. W/Sat 1-4pm. See the 3rd. Kids On Wheels Skate Session; Redding. 1011:30am. See the 3rd. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Two sessions. Ages 7 & under: 11am-12pm: Ages 8+: 12-2pm. See the 3rd. Rock N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 6:308:30pm & 9pm-midnight. See the 3rd. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9:30-11pm. See the 3rd. Saturday Roller Skate Session; Redding. 12-2:30pm & 2-4:30pm. See the 3rd. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Ballroom Dance Classes & Practice Party; McCloud. All ages welcome. Three dance classes available prior to the evening’s practice party at 8pm. Fun! See the 3rd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. Today 10am. See the 1st. “Run & Laugh”; Mt. Shasta. Big fun for preschoolers. Free! 9-10am. See the 3rd.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multi-discipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 3-4:30pm; Sat 12:30-2:30pm. See the 1st.


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April 14th, 2012 • 10am-5pm DASHING THROUGH THE SHOPS...

Visit each of the following cute shops for a chance to win gift certificates from all 10 shops! Plus, at each shop there will be a featured handmade designer and craft project/demo to add a little creative fun to your shopping experience!

WHERE TO DASH: All Fired Up • Boheme Salon & Spa • Great Harvest Bread Co. Red Fox Gifts & Boutique • Sera Bella Home • Sugarplum Cottage Sweetspot • That Kitchen Place • The Beadman • The Fabulous Fabric Shop

Be crafty, buy handmade, and shop local this Spring! WWW.HANDMADEDASH.COM OR CALL 530-221-1608

SPRING WORKSHOPS

Designer Fabric - Classes - Handmade Gifts

Birthday Celebration We Are Turning

March 9 &10

Door Prizes • Raffle Drawing $1 Craft Projects • Facepainting Cupcakes by Sweetspot • 25-40% Off Sale

530.226.8086 930 Hilltop Dr., Ste. B, Redding

KIDS SEWING Age 6-12 After-School Camp M, T, W, or TH 3:30-5:30 Mar 5th-29th $60/child American Girl Doll 03/24 9-Noon $25/child Spring Break Camp Apr 2nd-5th 10-12 or 2-4 2 days $35 or 4 days $60 Easter Bunny Softie 04/06 2-4:30pm $25/child Easter Craft Camp 04/07 10am-Noon $25/child

TEENS/ADULTS SEWING Sew 101 + Pillowcase $20pp 03/03, 10am-12:30pm 03/14 6-8:30pm 03/31 10am-12:30pm Open Sew $10/hr Tuesdays & Fridays 11am-1pm Open Project Workshop Choose your own project! Mar. 1, 8, 24, or 28th $15-$35pp

Spaces are limited, so reserve early!

530-221-1608 www.TheFabFabricShop.com Located in the Shasta Center behind Cool Hand Luke’s


North State Parent magazine March 2012