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North State Parent Volume 22 - Issue 1 October 2013

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CONTENTS 6 Be the Change: Bliss Bryan: Making a Difference By Carolyn Warnemuende 7 Surefire Ways to Connect Kids and Grandparents via Technology By Gayla Grace 9 North State Parent Celebrating 20 Years! and Growing Stronger… By Lisa Shara

11 Localicious: Incredibly Edible Egg McLovins Are Something To Cluck About By Desiree Gonzalez 12 Taking the Leap – Women-Owned Small Businesses on the Rise By Heather Hierling

17 The Sandwich Generation: Balancing Child Care And Elder Care By Carolyn Warnemuende, MS 19 The Sacramento River Discovery Center – Learning About the River and Its Watershed By Darla Greb Mazariegos

DEAR READERS,

On the Cover: Spending time on her family's ranch with her sons is Becky Gruenwald, a North State business owner and mother of 17-year-old Lane (in gray), 14-year-old Tate (back row, right), and 12-year-old Wade (front). Becky and her family have enjoyed owning and operating Country Pumpkins in Orland for 14 years. They also enjoy whitewater rafting, kayaking, raising animals, fishing, and triathlons. Photography: Photographer Emily Hajec of Chico, CA, loves how photography introduces her to wonderful people and allows her to creatively record memories for them in a style that's fun, fresh and modern. For more information and to contact Emily, visit Emily Hajec Photography online at www.emilyhajec.com or call (775) 686-9033.

October marks our 20th anniversary here at North State Parent, and is a time to reflect on our own “do-goods” and to clarify and renew our priorities, both as a business and as a community resource. I’m pleased to say that through the years we’ve maintained the ability to work with other like-minded people who share our vision of creating a supportive and encouraging world for our children. Our staff cooperatively work in our children’s classrooms, volunteer with organizations, and help at local events. Like many of our readers, you’ll find us sharing time and resources in the realms of recreation, churches, ecology and science, and art-related endeavors. We feel this makes a more positive world, and at the very least, a better place for children to thrive. Since our beginning in 1993, we continue to forge ahead here in the North State to present you with enriching and inspiring pages to help support not only you and your children, but perhaps your neighbor who has a disabled child, or maybe another neighbor who has a house full of teens, or is a single parent and just needs some positive encouragement. I’m pleased we have been able to grow as a business over the years due to like-minded advertisers and caring readers, but also that we have been able to hold true to the original mission of the publication: to nurture the true joy of parenting. Remember that while parenting isn’t always easy by any means, it IS the best job on earth! Happy Anniversary to North State Parent magazine,

20 Taming Butterflies – Proactive Steps Now Will Help Kids Calm Public Speaking Jitters Later By Christa Melnyk Hines 22 This Season's Harvest Happenings 24 Childcare Directory 25 Going Places Family Events Calendar

Happy 20 Year Anniversary to North State Parent!

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S E RV I N G FA M I L I E S I N B UT TE , S H A STA , T E H A M A & S O UTH E R N S I S K I YO U CO U N T I E S Publisher: Pamela Newman; pn@northstateparent.com Editor: Lisa Shara; lisa@northstateparent.com Calendar: Darla Greb Mazariegos: calendar@northstateparent.com Proofreaders: Linda Webb, Kim Harper For Billing Questions: billing@northstateparent.com Publisher's Assistant: Heather Justice Production: Marc Schrievers; graphics@northstateparent.com Special Projects: Darla Mazariegos, Alyxandra Stackfleth

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be the change

By Carolyn Warnemuende

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liss Bryan, executive director of Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center since 2006, knows how to create a safe place for community members to come and find resources they need for creating healthy family units. “Bliss is a very committed and dedicated individual,” says Mike Rodriguez, chairperson of the resource center board and administrator for the recreation and parks districts of Mt. Shasta, Weed and Dunsmuir. “She goes well beyond the call of duty to provide services for our community.” The center was originally formed to address the needs of children from ages birth to 5 years and their families. While that is still the core of the program, as the needs of the community have changed, so has the scope of services offered. The center now also serves a growing senior population. “People come here to discover resources available to them,” states Bliss, and also for the social contact, educational programs,

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and parent-child interaction programs.” Bliss moved to Mt. Shasta in 2005 from Sacramento. “I came for love,” she reveals. That love is her husband Rod Bryan of Mt. Shasta. They have been together for ten years and married for three. They have a 2-year-old son who Bliss says is the light of her life. “I am so fortunate,” she says. “My job has helped me to be a better parent because of the resources that I am aware of, and the contacts I’ve had with experts in the field of child development and family life.” Bliss believes in the concept of “be the change” … she even wears a piece of jewelry with that statement on it. When she was in her 30s, she began to focus on what she really enjoyed doing. Her passion for being of service to others kept revealing itself, and she knew it was to be her life path. After Hurricane Katrina, Bliss served in New Orleans with the Red Cross. She worked as a volunteer in one of the shelters. “It’s one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done,” she says. “There was such a loss of hope. In every sense, people had nothing to hold on to. I heard lots of stories, and they weren’t good ones.” As well as traveling to volunteer, Bliss has given her time in Sacramento and other North State locations to Special Olympics, to a library program tutoring non-English speakers, and to a hospice program. Regarding the latter, she says, “I felt honored to be with people at the end of their lives and while they made their transition.” When not working or volunteering, Bliss, Rod and their son love spending time with family and friends. They enjoy doing outdoor activities and believe it adds balance to their lives.

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Bliss Bryan making a difference

Travel has also brought Bliss much pleasure, and she hopes to show her son the world one day. As a college student, she lived for six months in Kyrgyzstan; from there she traveled to Turkey. Other visits included Mexico, Canada and Norway. Bliss lives with gratitude for the life she has. “It is a very good life,” she says. What she is seeking now is how to maintain balance. Like many working moms, she says that she has little time for herself. She knows that selfcare renews her and gives her a different kind of energy for her family. “It’s just hard to find the time,” she admits. Her core value of being authentic and genuine is the basis for living her life tenet, “Truth is Power.” “Some things just aren’t worth it if you are not operating from a foundation of truth,” she says. “There are limits to what we can do ourselves, and what others can do, without truth.” Karen Pautz, executive director of First 5 Siskiyou Children and Families Commission, and Bliss’s friend, says, “I have never known a more dedicated, ethical, kind, loyal and trustworthy woman. She is a gift to my family, our community, and to me. She makes a difference.” To Bliss that difference means making connections with families in the community. “We plant the seed,” she says. “We may never know what happens once the seed is planted and must be content with that.” To contact Bliss Bryan and the Mt. Shasta Resource Center, call: (530) 926-1400. Ó

Carolyn Warnemuende resides in Redding with her husband. She lives in awe and gratitude for young women like Bliss who make such a difference in the world.

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


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By Gayla Grace

Surefire Ways to Connect Kids and Grandparents via

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o you love watching your kids interact with your parents? Grandparent relationships are special, but can’t always take place in close proximity. My children have never lived in the same town as their grandparents, but we’ve always encouraged relationships between them. Through technology, children have a variety of options to stay connected to their grandparents, regardless of where they live. Here are a few ideas:

1. Skype: Skype is a fun way for your kids to visually connect. All you need is a personal computer with an internet connection and a built-in or clip-on camera. Download the Skype application for free and connect with any other Skype user. It’s a great way for your children to personally connect with their grandparents, as they see each other while talking. I love the idea of my kids using Skype to demonstrate a science project or show off pictures from a cheerleading competition.

2. Texting: Most tweens and teens carry cell phones and text with each other nonstop. You might need to encourage your children’s grandparents to begin the texting routine, but once they develop the habit, they’ll discover how easy it is to fire off a text and find out what’s happening with their grandchild. One grandmother who texts frequently with her grandchild says, “The best part of texting with my grandkids is receiving a text at the end of the day 8 that says ‘I love you.’” Texting allows kids to let go of

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the “coolness” factor and have a meaningful conversation with their grandparents. 3. Facebook: Social media sites abound in the tween/ teen world and Facebook is one site used often by kids and adults. It offers grandparents a unique way to keep up with events and the pictures their grandchildren are sharing. Older adults may not be comfortable posting to Facebook but can easily log in and view what their grandchildren post. In addition to comments, teens love to post pictures about their latest projects or school or sports happenings. It’s a great way for grandparents to peer into the life of their grandchildren in a non-imposing way. 4. FaceTime: Similar to Skype, FaceTime allows your kids to see their grandparents while they converse through a video call. Introduced by Apple, FaceTime is available through the iPhone4 or later, iPad2 or later, iPad Mini, iPod touch 4th generation or later, and Mac with Mac OS X v10.6.6 or later. It’s easy to use and conveniently connects you with another FaceTime user over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection. It’s another great way for grandkids to personally see smiling faces and proud expressions as they share experiences with their grandparents. 5. Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest, etc.: A variety of these additional social media sites can be used to promote communication between grandparents and grandchildren. The key lies in what sites your children enjoy using and whether they can convince their grandparents to try them. Tech-savvy grandparents might enjoy branching out into various

forms of technology if they find it helps connect them to their grandchildren. It’s not unusual for grandchildren and grandparents to live miles away from one other. However, that doesn’t have to prevent a meaningful relationship between them. It may require some prodding in the beginning to get your parents to venture into the world of technology, but it’s worth the effort. Older generations are often intimidated by technology due to their lack of familiarity. Mary Larmoyeux, co-author of The Grand Connection: 365 Ways to Connect with Your Grandchild’s Heart, says she had to learn to be uncomfortable as she discovered the best ways to connect with her grandchildren. She encourages grandparents to “learn new technology if that’s what it takes to stay in touch with loved ones.” The next time their grandparents come to visit is a good opportunity for your children to introduce their preferred way to connect. Showing their grandparents how to use the technology and practicing together will boost grandparents’ confidence before trying it on their own. Encouraging your children to be patient as their grandparents get used to the new technology will help the process. Don’t despair if your parents have less opportunity to

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“THE ONLY THING CONSTANT IN LIFE IS CHANGE.” ~ FRANÇOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, 1613-1680.

n 1993, Pamela Newman, mother of four boys, moved to Upper California with her family. It didn’t take long before she realized there was a great need for cohesive networking between parents, organizations and businesses serving families. With her background as a photographer for 25 regional parenting publications, an idea clicked, and Pam set out to create North State Parent (NSP), which has blossomed into the

area’s preeminent parenting magazine, offered monthly throughout the region. “I wanted to create a place where parents and teachers could learn about local enriching resources for families,” Pam says. “I felt that fostering community in this way was the biggest help I could be; resources for kids and families is what I love sharing.” Now, twenty years later, Pam reflects on the changes that have taken place and continue to

shape the magazine today. And just as North State Parent has grown in the ways it serves families and community, the region has also expanded in the number and quality of resources offered, despite economic hardships endured by local governments. Education reflects such change: North State Parent has seen the evolution within public schools from the No Child Left Behind Act to the 10 newer Common Core State Standards

Some of the North State Parent team came together for a little fun with photographer Tracy Hedge. Pictured (L to R): Marc Schrievers (production & design), Tina McDermott (sales), Pamela Newman (publisher), Lisa Shara (editor) and Kristen Schmidt (sales and design). Additional dedicated and much-appreciated North State Parent team players not pictured: Lena Clark, Laurie Gardner, Heather Justice, Darla Mazariegos, Jeff Marsh, Vickie Morgan, Andrew McDermott, Jonas Newman, Bonnie Pearson, Kim Roberson, Kristen Stroud, Lourdes Schrievers, John Sanguinetti and Linda Webb.

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Initiative, as well as growth in numbers of the region’s private and charter schools. Whether involved with schools or homeschoolers, NSP values teachers and strives to support education by being an outstanding resource. You’ll find teachers’ suggestions about what’s key for families incorporated into the magazine’s editorial pieces and its community outreach projects. The past two decades have seen a vast increase in the region’s parks and recreation opportunities, including improved biking, running and hiking trails, and two beautiful bridges built in Redding and Mt. Shasta that draw friends and family together for walks. There are expanded aquatic-related facilities and programs, and skateboard parks in all counties of the region. Winter recreation now includes a full-sized community-supported outdoor ice rink in Mt. Shasta, a smaller community ice rink opening in Paradise, and access to an array of snow sports activities. Volunteering has always been woven into the region’s development. “Parents and children who participate in the positive growth of their community are engaged in real-life learning experiences,” says Pam, who fondly recalls when her own children (now adults) collected coins during fundraising efforts for Mt. Shasta’s skateboard park. Her boys also helped build trails for improved hiking opportunities in Butte County, and helped build a children’s playground in Redding. Pam’s youngest, Eli, continues this tradition by helping improve mountain bike trails in Siskiyou County. Other positive changes in our local area include the construction of science centers in Shasta, Butte and Tehama counties, offering hands-on exploration and learning for all ages. Farmers markets (some year-round) offer healthy food choices, as do community-supported agriculture, community gar-

dens and harvest events. And the growth of North State Parent’s Going Places calendar is a testament to the expanded number of family-friendly activities, along with great “parents' night out” events, offered throughout the area! Businesses, and ways of doing business, have changed immensely over the past two decades. North State Parent has played a significant role in helping local businesses flourish by being the “go to” resource for readers to learn about summer camps, parent-owned businesses, community organizations, and the gamut of learning opportunities, including music and dance instruction, sewing and art classes, and tutoring. Supporting communities by supporting local businesses is something Pam is passionate about. She actively encourages NSP staff (and readers!) to patronize locally owned businesses and events, and she constantly seeks to promote local endeavors. “We have enjoyed watching many local children grow up in family-run businesses,” Pam reflects. As business owners retire to pursue different goals, NSP’s work with the next generation of younger families who purchase these businesses is exciting. This is an era offering many ways to connect through electronic devices linking technology with media, and it can be difficult to know the best way to market a business – that’s where the NSP team can offer experience and insight. As the North State continues to climb out of a recession, NSP has held steady with its mission of offering editorial that supports a healthy lifestyle for families and others working with children. In this, North State Parent is like an old friend, imparting a passion for positive change, and a deep appreciation for all who play a role in making Upper California such a remarkable place to live.

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North State Parent magazine is made up of a small, friendly staff of local parents who are busy raising kids (or enjoying grandkids) while at the same time playing a significant role in producing a publication of value to the community. Our staff consists primarily of parents and even some grandparents, with children ranging in age from 6 to 43. Many of us enjoy living with pets too … mostly dogs, cats and chickens!

Thanks to all who have played a role in making North State Parent the magazine it is today: our readers and advertisers (some who have been with the magazine since it began), writers, friends, family members and community partners. We are constantly pleased to meet new people who are equally dedicated to improving life in the North State. Your feedback is always welcome and helps us grow in ways to serve you better. Join us in celebrating our 20th anniversary at special events in the region throughout the coming year – check the Going Places calendar section for information.


localicious

By Desiree Gonzalez

Incredibly Edible Egg McLovins Are Something To Cluck About

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Localicious Localicious is a monthly column celebrating food in the North State. If you would like to suggest a food-related business or organization, email us at localicious@northstateparent.com.

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By Heather Hierling

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ost working women have thought about it: What would it be like to work for yourself? To be the boss and run the show? So you have a great idea for a business, but navigating the process of launching a startup feels daunting. Don’t be deterred – women as owners of small businesses are on the rise.

Long gone are the days when owning a small business was a boys club. The 2007 Census’ survey of business owners reported the number of women-owned businesses at 7.8 million. Since 1997, the number of women-owned businesses has increased by almost 45 percent. The success of women-owned businesses is not a new trend. Cisco, Liquid Paper and Build-A-Bear Work-

shop are just a few of the most famous success stories. Cisco co-founder Sandra Lerner wanted to find a way to send messages from one building to another while attending Stanford University, and she helped create the first multi-protocol router, which was the product that launched Cisco in 1984. 13 Build-A-Bear Workshop’s founder Maxine

“The Women In Business Network is a network of dynamic, professional women in achieving our business goals through support, Network inspiration and mentoring.” “We bring our talents, uniqueness, confidence and humor to the Network. We are committed to tapping into our collective wisdom and sharing our passions and expertise, while strengthening our community.”

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“Growing up doing crafts gave me the ability to be creative and visualize project ideas. When I came across a sample of a diaper cake, I fell in love with the concept. With the help of my girls, I started creating product designs. Before I knew it, we had Babylicious Gifts.”              “Running a home business offers flexibility with scheduling so I can meet the needs of my family. I keep organized with daily checklists.” “Our family works together. My husband is very supportive and my girls are always on hand to offer their creative advice.”

Stacey Shaffer

Babylicious Gifts In Business Since: 2011

(530) 680-7498 • online store: www.paradisebabylicious.com


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Taking the Leap – Women-Owned Small Businesses on the Rise

Redding Chamber of Commerce, like many chambers, school and sports events. It is important to consider that assists potential business owners with information like most days spent raising a family, it takes a village. about applying for a business license, and offers classes “You don’t have as much quality time with the kids on marketing and social media. as you would like, but you can make it work if you have “Having a business plan gives a great partner to back you up,” says a structure,” says Valarie Washburn, Judith Williams, owner of PWP Legal "You have to be openRedding Chamber of Commerce opSecretarial in Oroville. After 24 years in minded when those erations manager. “All businesses business while raising four children, Wilshould have a business plan because liams knows what it's like to work hard early opportunities it is definitely the road to success.” for success. Learning to make the busipresent themselves; Washburn also acknowledges the ness a priority while raising a family was take advantage of need for constantly marketing a small a challenge, says Williams. them whether they're business, and for networking. “We Though the transition to a new rouClark grew frustrated when shopping for a gift ... she are here to promote. We encourage tine may take a little adjusting, famigoing to make you a wondered why she couldn’t just personalize a stuffed an- involvement … the more you get inlies often quickly learn to evolve into a lot of money or not." imal herself. Clark opened the first Build-A-Bear in 1997, volved, the more you get to know othroutine founded on knowing how im- Rachael Ray and now there are more than 400 stores worldwide. Bet- er businesses. People like to do busiportant the business is to the family. te Nesmith Graham invented Liquid Paper while she was ness with people they know, and we The women business owners profiled working as an executive secretary and help members make that connection.” in the Mamapreneurs section of this North State Parent grew tired of using water-based tem In Butte County, the North Eastern issue have many things in common – most important"To succeed you have pera paint to correct her typos. By the Small Business Development Center at ly, a great idea and a shared market for their products. to believe in something time Graham retired in 1979, her comButte College assists small businesses And while some small businesses grow to become mulpany sold for $47.5 million. owners with learning about business tinational corporations, there are far more that have with such a passion The journey to starting a small plans, obtaining permits and business found great success in their communities on a smaller that it becomes business has many hurdles. Once you licenses, and marketing. Networking or- scale; owners who work hard every day to make their a reality.” have your idea, your first step should ganizations can also be a great source of businesses thrive while also spending quality time with - Anita Roddick be to research and write a business inspiration. In Siskiyou County, the Wom- their families. That’s something to consider as you learn plan. This will help you learn a great en in Business Network is a group dedi- about the services they provide. Please consider supdeal about aspects such as overhead costs, opportunities cated to providing mentoring, support and networking. porting their enterprises. Ó for growth, and your future client base. A business plan Often the advice of a mentor can help you avoid potential will help provide structure, assist in attracting potential pitfalls and help you get to opening day successfully. Author Heather Hierling seeks out wominvestors, and help when applying for startup loans. For women with families, the rigors of owning a en-owned businesses for goods and services If the thought of writing a business plan feels small business are a unique challenge. Deciding whethbecause she is the daughter of a woman small-business owner. daunting, there are local resources available to assist er the time is right for opening a business may not be you. The local chamber of commerce in your area is a easy, especially when day-to-day life includes helping great place to start. In Shasta County, for example, the with homework and calculating how to get kids to

California Small Business Association: www.csba.com U.S. Small Business Association: www.sba.gov Small businesses for sale in California: www.BizBen.com

“My first experience gathering data to improve social programs happened while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco; I was hooked!” “After studying under amazing evaluators at Cornell, I began my business helping community groups, nonprofits, and schools gather and use information to learn what is working within their programs and why, what needs to be improved, and how to strengthen the good work occurring.” “My daughter and I often talk about the important social efforts happening in our area; she shares my passion for community service.”

Sharon Brisolara, Ph.D

Evaluation Solutions In Business Since: 1998

P.O. Box 754 • Shasta • CA • (530) 921-2909 • www.evaluationsolutions.net

“I started my business in 1999 by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin. Literally. I absolutely hated the hair on my chin! I was in nursing school, newly married, and I started researching ways to permanently remove unwanted hair.” “My husband and I wanted to start a business that would allow flexible hours because we hoped to have children together. Flash forward to today, and my daughter has been working in our office for years; my sons love to help with the filing, and play on my computer when I’m not looking. It all works!”

Julie Bass Kaplan, BSN, RN

Disappearing Act Cosmetic Laser Center In Business Since: 1999

2415 Sonoma St. • Redding • (530) 241-8772 • www.DisappearingAct.us www.northstateparent.com • October 2013

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“I moved to Mt. Shasta in 2012 with my young daughter. I bought the business not long after, even though it was vastly different from anything I’d envisioned. My daughter is my greatest inspiration – I named the shop after her – her name means “dove” in Spanish.” “I feel exceptionally grateful that as the owner of a children’s retail and consignment boutique I can take my daughter to work with me. I keep my hours manageable so I can be both a valuable community asset as well as a consistent presence in my daughter’s life.” “I was taught the value of hard work and simple living, and I believe that doing things in service and gratitude are what make for a happy, successful life.”

“Running our fruit stand and being a parent to three active daughters is a balancing act. All three swim competitively in the summer and also work in the fruit stand. We work hard as a team to embrace the blessings and challenges each day presents.” “Our goal is to provide mouth-watering produce to you while developing a strong work ethic in young people.”

Dori Mondon

Little Doves Children’s Boutique In Business Since: 2013

Kathy and James Brandt

Julia’s Fruit Stand In Business Since: 2001

426 Chestnut St. • Mount Shasta • (530) 926-1687

11475 Hwy 99E • Los Molinos • (530) 528-8754

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“The best advice I can give is to start each day with a plan. It’s hard to juggle running a business and being a parent, and a plan simplifies things. I wake up every morning knowing what needs to be accomplished, so things run relatively smooth.” “A positive outlook helps get me through times of discouragement, especially in this day and age we are surrounded by negativity with the bad economy, etc. It is always good to maintain an optimistic outlook for the future.”

“The art of evoking spirit through photography as I blend light, geometry, and emotion in nature is truly a gift to me as well as my clients.“ “Passion for nature, the human soul and the essence of life itself fuel my creative vision and inspire me to bring all of myself to every moment.“ “It's so fun to celebrate what a powerful impact great photography can make in a person's life – I invite you to come celebrate with me!“ “My best advice“ ... 'When your desires match your beliefs, anything is possible!'”

Kimberly Lange, DDS

Youthful Smiles In Business Since: 2000

“I love to inspire parents in the kitchen and ease the pressure of mealtime by providing nutritional consultations and workshops, a Creative Kitchen program, and private chef services.” “My children are my best food critics and biggest cheerleaders. They’ve grown to love the flavors of the world. My best advice is not to fall into the trap of serving your children ‘kid food.’ Avoid creating picky eaters by serving a variety of real food from the beginning.” “My family is always involved in my business … they are my inspiration. Through my family & clients, I have explored many health conditions and how to treat them best with nutrition, herbs and supplements.”

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Family Nutrition Connection In Business Since: 2000

Redding • (530) 242-9198 • www.familynutritionconnection.com

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Living Shasta Photography In Business Since: 2005

5506 Truck Village Dr. • Mt. Shasta • (530) 859-2292 • livingshastaphotography.com

650 Rio Lindo Ave., Ste 4 • Chico • (530) 343-3137 • youthfulsmileschico.com

Karrie Ann Snure

“We started Country Pumpkins to give families a place to enjoy the October season. It’s a place to step back in time to a quiet family farm that’s fun and non-commercial. “I structure my day to do business while the kids are in school or after they’re asleep. In summer we team up as a family to do the seasonal work. My husband is the farmer and a terrific support, and the boys help with irrigating, thinning and weeding. In October the boys help with the critter corral, the corn maze, and assisting guests. It’s farm family fun for us and our guests!”

Becky May Gruenwald

Country Pumpkins In Business Since: 2000

7152 Hwy 32 • Orland • (530) 865-1575 • www.countrypumpkins.net


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Kinetics Academy Of Dance “As far back as I can remember, I’ve been dancing. As a child I even devised a way to dance while riding in the car! Dancing still evokes those child-like feelings of joy. In our classes, the first lesson I teach is how to experience dance for the gift and the blessing that it is. We also generate self confidence, creativity, mastery of an art, and more. But first, comes the JOY! That is what I pass along to each of our students. Dance is pure, moving joy! Jump in!”

“My husband and I are Physical Therapists with unique skill sets. He’s an outstanding manual Physical Therapist and I use Pilates to assist people to heal their bodies. We love helping people heal, and offer them tools for being active participants in that process.” “I juggle family and business by moving quickly and thinking fast! I eat well and exercise. Practicing Pilates grounds me and keeps me in the present.” “My best advice: Be authentic!  Look deep inside and be true to yourself … you have a gift to offer the world.”

Hayley Horn

Kinetics Academy of Dance In Business Since: 2001

Kathy Hobbs, PT/Pilates Teacher

Healthy U Physical Therapy Wellness & Pilates Center In Business Since: 2012

At In Motion Fitness • 1030 Village Ln., Ste 180 • Chico (530) 345-7342 • www.healthyuchico.com

627 Broadway, Ste. 100 • Chico • (530) 345-2505 www.kineticsacademyofdance.com

“My business is moving personal vehicles. With service in 50 states plus international shipping, it requires attention to multiple details.” “My oldest son works with me in sales, and my sisterin-law works as the office manager. We commit ourselves to excellence to make the process as stress-free as possible. Our high level of repeat customers and referrals makes us feel proud of our high-quality family business.” “I live by the belief that if you think you can, then you can. My business goals and family goals are achieved, truly, by scripture: 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.'”

“I’m living my dream of providing an alternative learning center for homeschoolers. Thrive is an open structured, hands on, child-directed environment where children learn through play and following their passions and interests.” “My children love Thrive as much as I do, which helps balance caring for my family and running a business. I bring them with me and they learn, explore, play, imagine and create all day.” “One of my inspirations is Albert Einstein, who said, “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

Dina Gifford

Angels Moving Autos In Business Since: 2003

1135 Pine St., Ste. 202 • Redding • (530) 245-0481 www.angelstransport.com

Cyndi Pereira

Thrive K-12 Learning Center In Business Since: 2011

2320 North Ave. • Chico • (530) 828-9288 • www.ThriveChico.org

“Since I was a little girl, I’ve loved putting colors together and arranging furniture. It’s definitely a passion that is within and cannot be taught!” “My husband supports me, and everyone helps around the house. Somehow it works, despite challenging days with three boys all playing sports and getting dinner on the table. It’s a crazy life but I love it!” “My best advice: Don’t waste your God-given talent. Seeing my clients’ smiles, tears of joy and excitement is priceless! And it’s pretty cool when my boys go into a building or someone’s home and think, ‘Wow! My mom did this.’”

Sandy Bade

Red Door Redesign In Business Since: 2005

P.O. Box 994245 • Redding • (530) 351-2407 • www.reddoorredesign.net

“I’d been a long-time customer of Soleus and had come in to replace my wallet when the former owner asked if I was interested in buying the business. I ended up buying more than a wallet!” “I danced from childhood through college, and a little after having two boys. Eventually family life took precedent. Soleus has gotten me back to the barre and I love it. My boys are now in high school and I’m lucky to have flexibility to go watch their sports events.” “My husband and boys are very supportive and help when I need their fabrication skills or their strength to move things!”

Angie Lidster

Soleus Dance & Fitness Wear In Business Since: 1997

862 Butte St. • Redding • (530) 242-1234 • www.soleusdancewear.com www.northstateparent.com • October 2013

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NORTH STATE “MAMAPRENEURS” “I’ve been a business owner most of my life: first real estate and then as owner of Wild Iris Swimwear. The decision to go back to graduate school and become a psychotherapist was life changing. It is my dream, my passion, and a perfect compliment to my other love: being a Mom!” “My grandmother gave me the most important advice of my life: be true to yourself because without that, you have nothing. I try to live by this and impart it to my clients. Everything in life works better when you do. I think becoming a therapist is a tribute to my grandmother’s authentic love and honest advice.”

The Elegant Bean COFFEE, TEA & GIFTS “I worked at The Elegant Bean in high school and when it came up for sale in 2008 I was in college majoring in business, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity.” “Family help, love and support have been unconditional. Now my son is a joy at the shop, sitting up on the counter helping punch customers’ cards or handing them change. Of course, he likes the ice cream and hot chocolate, too! With a baby girl due soon, life is about to get a little crazier...never a dull moment!”

Caty Cundy

Private Practice, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist In Business since 2009

Karli Gurrola-Janc

The Elegant Bean

Established 2001. Owner since 2008.

20633 Gas Point Rd., Ste. C-1 (Holiday Center) • Cottonwood (530) 347-9669 • Find us on Facebook

353 Park Marina Circle • Redding • (530) 515-7946 • www.reddingtherapy.org

“After getting laid off in 2010, I decided to start a business that would allow me to stay home with my son while also doing something rewarding that I loved.” “I love that this business allows me to help other families stretch their budgets and participate more in recycling and reusing. Many local families have been able to do just that – whether they shop, sell, or do both. And, our consignors donate SO much to the ILP store that benefits foster children, families, and clients of local shelters.”

“There is an internal struggle involved in juggling being both a parent and a professional. Thankfully, I sincerely enjoy and feel a deep sense of calling to both responsibilities. I do my best to be fully present in whichever environment I‘m in at the moment.” “The juggling act wouldn’t work without great help. I have an extremely supportive and involved husband, a fantastic team of staff members, and outstanding colleagues. My accomplishments are thanks to the competent support system I’ve surrounded myself with.” “One piece of advice I follow is to be well acquainted with those I work with and for. The more personally connected I am, the more successful I am at providing quality service.”

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Monica Itamura

Sweet Repeats Kids’ Consignment Sale In Business Since: 2010

Seasonal at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico (530) 636-2448 • www.sweetrepeatsale.com

Dr. Kristiane M. Ransbarger

Practicing with North Valley & Ridge Eye Care Since 2012

114 Mission Ranch Blvd. Ste. 50 • Chico • (530) 891-1900 • NorthValleyEyecare.com 7056 Skyway • Paradise • (530) 877-2250 • www.RidgeEyecare.com

“I was excited to begin my pediatric dental practice years before I did! I have such a heart for children that my desire is to provide them the most loving environment possible for comprehensive dental care.” “My family supports me tremendously with this entrepreneurial journey. When I need to work late, my son makes himself at home playing at the office. I have an excellent community of support, both at home and in my practice, that helps me balance work and family life ... I couldn’t do it well otherwise. It is a delicate balance but a lot of fun!”

Sheva Nickravesh, DDS, PC

Dr. Sheva Nickravesh, Pediatric Dentistry In Business Since: 2013

2315 N. Bechelli Lane, Ste. C • Redding • (530) 605-3523 www.pediatricdentistryredding.com

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“What inspired me to open a dance studio was my love for dance, a passion to teach, and my childhood dance instructor, who taught me self-confidence, discipline and a work ethic.” “I juggle family and business by constant planning. As a creative person, being organized is a both a struggle and necessity. Entrepreneurs know our work never ends; it’s ok to stop everything and engage with your family fully.” “Through dance I learned to push myself, and that improving myself is up to me. It seemed natural that I would open a dance studio where I could share my passion for dance and all that I have learned with others.” 4.3

Sonya Kennedy

California Dance Company In Business Since: 1996

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2150 Marx Way, Stes. 1, 2 & 3 • Anderson • (530) 365-7749 www.californiadancecompany.com


By Carolyn Warnemuende, MS

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The Sandwich Generation:

BALANCING CHILD CARE AND ELDER CARE

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n 1981, sociologist Dorothy A. Miller coined the term “sandwich generation” to refer to those who care for their aging parents while also supporting their own children. The definition became so commonly used, that it was included in the 2006 edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Pew Research Social and Demographic Trends reported in January 2013 that one out of every eight Americans ages

40 to 60 is raising a child and caring for a parent. Seven to ten million Americans care for their aging parents from a distance. We are never emotionally prepared to take care of our elderly parents. It stretches our abilities – especially when we have children, teens, or returning adult children for whom we are responsible. Yet as the U.S. population continues to live longer and as women are bearing children later

in life, the trend continues to grow. Stress plays a major role in the lives of those caring for both children and elders. Thinking there is a “right” way to do the task exacerbates inevitable financial, social and emotional stresses. Carol Abaya, researcher, writer and speaker on elder care and the sandwich generation, states that there is no right or wrong way to do child/elder care. 18 She says that every relationship and situation is

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The Sandwich Generation: Balancing Child Care And Elder Care unique and that there is no magic wand to make a difficult situation better. Couples or others caught in the sandwich generation need to take steps to be prepared so that life proceeds as smoothly as possible: • Prepare Legally. Make sure you have copies of your parents’ necessary legal documents and that they are current. A durable power of attorney is a written authorization designating another to handle your parent’s finances, housing and health care decisions as the need arises. An advance health care directive is a set of written instructions specifying what actions should be taken if they are no longer able to make those decisions due to incapacity. A living will spells out your parents’ wishes concerning end-of-life decisions. A will or trust indicates how to distribute their estate upon their death. • Practicalities. There will likely come a time when it’s necessary to take over your parent’s monthly finances, and you’ll need access to financial documents such as bank statements, monthly bills, home and vehicle ownership or rental contracts, investment paperwork, tax documents, etc. • Prepare logistically. Find out about services for seniors in the community where your parents live. Visit different levels of available senior housing facilities. Put your parents’ names on waiting lists before it becomes a necessity. Record the names and telephone numbers of one or two of your parents’ neighbors, their doctor/s, and their lawyer; let each know how to contact you. • Care for yourself. On airlines, in case of emergency, you are directed to put on your own oxygen mask before helping another. The advice needs to be heeded when caring for parents and children simultaneously. You must take care of yourself first, otherwise you will become ever more exhausted and depleted, and are likely to become increasingly resentful and depressed. If this happens, you are of little use to either your children or parents. • Define your role. There is no way you can take care of yourself, your children, your parents and a job, and relate to a significant other, all at the same time. Decide what you are willing and able to do. Make a commitment to yourself and stick to it. Share your commitment with a partner or trusted friend and ask for their support in helping you maintain your boundaries. • Ask for and accept help. Caring for chil-

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dren and parents simultaneously is not a one-person job! Use community services. Recruit other family members and friends to assist. • Take breaks. Taking a break from the dayto-day care of parents and children revives your enthusiasm for life and allows you to see your situation with some objectivity. Seek adult respite programs. Get a babysitter for the children. Go out to dinner with your mate or a friend. Continue your hobbies. Take a bath. Read a book. Breathe. Discipline yourself to think of things other than your tasks and to-do list. • Spend time with friends. While it may seem like a luxury to take time away from family, it is a necessity. Research shows that caregivers who have a social support system experience less illness and depression. If you need to convince yourself it’s okay to go out for coffee or lunch with a friend, think of it as receiving the energy to be a better caregiver. • Find humor. Studies show that laughter improves the immune system. Look for things to laugh about with your children and parents. Watch a funny movie. Read the funnies or a humorous book. • Provide Intergeneration time. If your parents are able, give them the opportunity to be involved with your children. Depending on their ability, reading, playing board games and taking walks together helps your parents bond with their grandchildren. If your parents live in another community, video chatting online or talking by phone provides connection. • Accept your emotions. With the nearly impossible job of caring for both your children and parents, you are likely to experience a range of emotions, sometimes in roller coaster fashion. Know that this is normal. Just when you think you have a handle on life, something may happen to disturb the equilibrium. Seek counseling or medical help if necessary. And know that you are not alone. You cannot eliminate the stresses of living in the sandwich generation. Preparation, however, makes coping easier. Ó Writer Carolyn Warnemuende, MS, lives in Redding with her husband Jim. Her parents and grandparents lived into their late 80s and early 90s. She watched her parents give care to their parents, and she assisted with her parents’ care.


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By Darla Greb Mazariegos

Learning About the River and Its Watershed

Stewardship: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.  - Merriam-Webster.com

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he Sacramento River is an important ecological and water resource, and a vital water transportation route, a role it has had since the original native inhabitants lived along its banks. The largest river in California, it is one of the state’s major sources of water for both public and agricultural uses. The Sacramento River Discovery Center (SRDC), located within the 488-acre Mendocino National Forest’s Red Bluff Recreation Area, was created to help the public understand its importance, and to help make the citizens of California aware of how they can better serve as stewards for this vital natural resource. The development of the center was a broadbased community effort conceived by 48 individuals from a variety of agencies and organizations. SRDC includes a visitor’s center with interpretive displays and exhibits depicting the river’s watershed, habitat and local history. Its 2-acre Discovery Garden is designed for low-water use landscaping, and features native, drought-tolerant and deer-resistant plants. For bird watching, the Red Bluff Recreation Area offers over 4 miles of hiking trails with views of the Sacramento River and the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. The

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THE SACRAMENTO RIVER DISCOVERY CENTER

recreation area also offers group and family camping with boating access. As part of the Sacramento River Discovery Center’s mission, the center offers an environmental education program that follows the state’s grade-level science standards for elementary school students. Students learn about varied topics at stations that offer lessons centered on activities, such as art projects, learning about plants in the garden, wading in Ben’s Pond to learn about aquatic insects, bird watching along the trails, or studying the life cycle of salmon and visiting with George (a live king snake) in the center. During summer, the center offers six weeks of Discovery Day Camp for 6- to 12-year-olds, where students enjoy projects and outdoor adventure activities related to weekly themes, such as “Prehistoric California,” “Native California,” “Natural Resources in Space,” and “Life in the Pacific.” The instructional programs provide a rich learning environment. “This center has always been kid-oriented,” states Bobie Hughes, director of the center. “The children do hands-on learning the whole time.” Each year two special events are sponsored at the center. On November 2nd, the center hosts its Discovery Garden Festival and California Native Plant sale from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. The annual May Watershed Celebration is a fun family event with activities for all ages, and includes a 5K/10K walk and run. The Sacramento River Discovery Center is lo-

cated two hours north of Sacramento just east of the I-5 Red Bluff exit, at 1000 Sale Lane. The center welcomes the public’s support by offering various levels of membership, and opportunities for those who would like to volunteer. For more information about these opportunities and the environmental education program, contact Bobie Hughes at (530) 527-1196 or visit the center’s website at www.srdc.tehama.k12.ca.us. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m to 4 p.m.  Educating visitors, especially children, about the importance of the river and its environs is an important goal. Hughes states emphatically, “The children are our future!” Ó Darla Greb Mazariegos is a writer and mother of three children. She enjoys spending time on the Sacramento River and learning about the native plants of California.

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By Christa Melnyk Hines

Taming Butterflies

PROACTIVE STEPS NOW WILL HELP KIDS CALM PUBLIC SPEAKING JITTERS LATER

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peak up! I can’t hear you!” repeatedly boomed my seventh-grade life science teacher from the back of the room. The words I’d practiced at home clung to the back of my throat and only agreed to tumble out in mutters. Standing frozen in front of my staring peers, I wanted to dissolve into the floor.    Seventy-five percent of people suffer from public speaking anxiety, leading to sleepless nights before presentations and missed opportunities through avoiding public speaking situations. While organizations like Toastmasters

help adults conquer their fears, beginning as early as the preschool years, you can help your youngster nurture the confidence to express himself without fear.   “Public speaking is a skill that is rarely taught, but is so valuable in the adult world,” says Katherine Pebley O’Neal, a fifth-grade teacher and author of the children’s book Public Speaking: 7 Steps to Writing and Delivering a Great Speech. “If we teach our young students how to engage an audience with confidence, they can use the skills to enhance and benefit any profession they choose.”

 Flutters of fear. Why is public speaking scary? “It’s a fear of failure,” says Sarah L. Cook, co-author of The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids. “It’s a fear of public rejection: Are people going to laugh at me? Are they going to boo me? Are they going to ignore me?”   As peers become more important, fear of the spotlight can grow. Public speaking anxiety can cramp a child’s self-esteem and confidence. Physical signs of limelight-related stress include uncontrollable shaking, hyper21

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Taming Butterflies ventilating, sweating and flushed face, along with short-term memory loss.   

Spread steady wings.

Children who learn to communicate effectively exude confidence, and are more likely to enjoy positive relationships and take on leadership roles. And, in today’s high-tech environment, kids will need to hone communication skills across different mediums.   “Things are changing in our educational paradigm where it’s not just ‘go to school and get a job’,” Cook says. “Kids need to have some entrepreneurial skills to even land a job. They need to be able to engage with people confidently. Public speaking allows them to show that confidence.”

Some Toastmasters clubs allow children to take part with their parents. Toastmasters is an international, nonprofit organization that teaches public speaking and leaderships skills. The organization also offers a youth leadership conference for teens.  

What is glossophobia?

It's a subset of social phobia in which the person suffers a debilitating fear of speaking in public, even if he can perform in front of an audience with no problem.    Celebrities who suffer from public speaking anxiety include Barbra Streisand, Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Grant.     More employers now conduct video interviews or ask job candidates to turn in video introductions. Despite our society’s growing reliance on text-talk, our kids must still learn how to speak on the phone effectively, present in front of a group, participate in video conferencing, and communicate professionally to audiences across social media.  

How to Turn tummy-tumbling jitters into engaging energy.

Use technology. A child’s first and friendliest audiences include her family and friends. Inviting her to talk on the phone or webcam to relatives can ease even a shy child’s initial communication inhibitions. Ask your kids questions using a video camera or camcorder - this strategy helps kids

get comfortable in front of a camera.    Open the floor at mealtime. Suggest each member of your family take turns reciting a joke, story, prayer or poem during dinner. Listen carefully to your kids and acknowledge their efforts. When a young child feels listened to, his confidence in expressing himself blossoms.   Encourage show-and-tell. Most kids love to take something they find meaningful and share it with their friends. Showand-tell is an excellent introduction to public speaking in a friendly group setting.    Seek out organized opportunities. Depending on his interests, enroll your child in activities like drama, scouting, science fairs or 4-H. These activities offer leadership roles in a supportive environment that require participants to get in front of an audience.    Practice, practice, practice. Preparation and practice is necessary to succeed. By writing out what they’d like to say ahead of time and creating visual aids, kids can learn to organize their thoughts. “And if they can present their information with pizzazz, the entire class will actually learn something from their efforts,” O’Neal says. Your child will have more fun presenting if his audience is engaged, too.   Encourage your child to practice his presentation ahead of time, whether in front of a mirror, family members, or a video camera. “Parents can boost confidence by listening to their child practice his or her speech many times. They can remind their child to make eye contact and to smile,” O’Neal says. “The final two or three runthroughs before the performance should be met with only praise.”  

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Nervousness before a presentation is normal, but if your child is paralyzed with fear, skipping classes, and avoiding extracurricular activities that require public speaking, consult with a child psychologist. Cognitive behavioral techniques like challenging negative thinking; breathing and relaxation exercises; and supportive coaching can help.  Ó   Although she still feels the flutter of butterflies before a presentation, author Christa Melnyk Hines eventually conquered her fear of public speaking, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech communication.

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harvest happenings Pumpkins, colorful gourds and winter squash – this season promises a cornucopia of color, flavors and fun! Autumn is a perfect time to begin or continue a traditional visit to Harvest Happenings in our region. Visit a farm or take part in other autumn activities with your family – there’s something for everyone – many grandparents will enjoy the adventures too! Photo by Tracey Hedge, Firefly Mobile Studios, www.firefly2u.com

Nash Ranch in Redding is a family tradition, featuring a 15-acre pumpkin patch, haunted house, giant corn maze, kiddie corn maze, train rides, bounce house, pony rides, farm-animal petting zoo and more! Open daily October 1st-31st, 10am-6pm. Friday and Saturday nights the haunted house and night corn maze are open until 11pm. Located 1 mile south of Shasta College on Old Oregon Trail. Cost, events and info: www.nashranch.com; (530) 241-0763. Driving on Highway 99 near Los Molinos, amid beautiful orchards, is a special place called Julia’s Fruit Stand. The hard-working Brandt family offers fantastic fresh fruits and produce, grown on their family farm and the farms of neighbors. With their children at their side, Kathy and James Brandt share the bounty of the season’s harvest with you. Taste fresh-picked apple varieties like Somerset, Granny Smith and Fuji. Pumpkins weighing up to 100 pounds and an array of produce is available, including Purple Russian and Mr. Stripy tomatoes. Join them October 6th, 11am-3pm, for their Annual Pumpkin Festival, featuring live music, local vendors, face painting, and of course, pumpkins!  It’s affordable fun for the whole family. Open 8am-6pm daily in October. Info: (530)354-4775. Historic Hawes Farms in Anderson is open until November 2nd, and offers “Fall Farmtastic Fun” and weekend festivals throughout October. Don’t miss their giant 20-acre u-pick pumpkin patch featuring 50+ pumpkin and gourd varieties – look for the pink pumpkins. Attractions include zip lines, kiddie play area, a pumpkin blaster, kids’ moooo-vie nights, gemstone mining, pony rides, haunted attractions and much more! Ride the quarter-scale Hawes Farms Express Railroad! There’s fun and food for everyone, with many special events to look forward to: Oktoberfest, Western Days, the Fall Finale Pumpkin Smash Weekend, and more! Located at the intersection of Dersch and Deschutes Roads in Anderson. Info: www.HistoricHawesFarms.com; (530) 365-8488. For some real country fun visit the Dairyville Orchard Festival at Lassen View Elementary School, Highway 99E in Los Molinos on October 19th, from 10am-4pm. Sample and purchase fresh, locally grown walnuts, almonds, pecans, the festival’s famous chocolate-covered prunes, olives and much more! Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts (over 60 vendors), children’s activities, antique farming equipment displays, and, new this year, a giant pumpkin contest. Find treasures at a silent auction too; to date the festival has raised and awarded over $142,000 in scholarship monies. Free admission. Info: www.dairyvillefestival.org.

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Butte County’s Johnny Appleseed Days in Paradise is the oldest harvest festival in the state and a family tradition of celebrating local apple history. The fun includes children’s games, face painting, live entertainment and a variety of artisans, and features over 800 apple pies lovingly made by enthusiastic volunteer bakers. Open October 5th, from 10am-5pm, and October 6th, from 10am-4pm. Free admission. Held at Paradise Intermediate School, 5665 Recreation Dr., Paradise. Info: www.paradisechamber.com/johnny-appleseed-days; (530) 877-9356. Visit Country Pumpkins in Orland! Open daily October 1st-31st, from 10am-6pm. Features 21 varieties of pumpkins, and interesting gourds. Walk the 10-acre corn maze during the day for just $3 to benefit 4-H programs. Attractions include: hay pyramid, corn tire, hay slide, baby animals and more! Get spooked at six haunted maze nights: October 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th, $8 per person. Easy-to-find location, at 7152 Highway 32, east of Orland between Road P and Stoney Creek; watch for signs. Info: www.countrypumpkins.net. At TJ Farms in Chico, families enjoy the farm’s popular u-pick pumpkin patch, hay-bale obstacle course, picnic area, rain or shine pumpkin-decorated barn, and old-fashioned corn shellers. Weekends include hayrides and a bounce house (small fee). View an old farm tractor, and visit with farm animals to feed and pet. In the farm’s country store, sample tasty jams, vinegars, exceptional dressings, and pickles. Open rain or shine October 6th-31st, weekdays from 2-6pm and weekends from 10am-6pm. Group tours available by appointment. Free admission. 3600 Chico Ave. Info: www.tjfarmsestates.com; (530) 343-2294. Those who appreciate local foods and wines will enjoy the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend taking place in and around Butte County October 12th and 13th. Whether a romantic getaway or a family educational adventure, visit local farms, orchards & wineries on a self-guided tour in the beautiful Butte County countryside – it’s a grand weekend of farm-fresh food sampling and wine tasting. Passport tickets are $25 presale or $30 on day of event. Purchase tickets at the Chico Chamber office or find more info at: www.sierraoro.org; (530) 891-5556. A drive out on Highway 97 just north of downtown Weed in Siskiyou County brings you to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, where there’s “a little bit of everything.” This is their 10th year anniversary, and special things are planned. The pounds and pounds of pumpkins to choose from, ornamental corn, gourds, a gift shop, photo murals and activities all promise a wonderful outdoor adventure for your family! Open daily in October from 10am-sunset. Located 3.8 miles outside of Weed at 4916 Solus Dr.; look for signs on the left side of Highway 97. Info: (530) 938-2755.

Come celebrate everything apple at the 22nd anniversary Manton Apple Festival in Northeastern Tehama County on October 5th from 9am-4pm. 100+ craft & food booths, live music on two stages, kids' arts & craft activities, carriage rides and games – it’s a day of fun for the whole family! Enter in the apple pie contest (junior and adult divisions) and have your pie judged by local TV personalities. Free admission; event proceeds support community projects & scholarships. The festival requests no pets or smoking. Manton Elementary School, 31345 Forward Rd. Info: (530) 474-1113. Max’s Miracle Ranch Pumpkin Patch in Butte County offers a corn maze, vintage train rides ($2.50), a petting zoo, face painting ($1), horseback rides ($3), u-pick in-the-field fruit, pumpkins ($2 & up), apples, pears, pomegranates and persimmons, hay wagon rides, gold panning, snack shack and school field trips. Saturday evening fun includes a haunted corn maze from 7-9pm. Funds raised at the Miracle Ranch benefit Max’s Miracles. Open daily through October 31st, from 9am-6pm. Free entry. 3476 Smith Ave. in Biggs. Info: www.maxsmiracles.org; (530) 354-7168. Located in central Siskiyou County just west of I-5 is Hunter Orchards in Gazelle. The farm is a favorite fall adventure for North State families. Enjoy their u-pick organic pumpkin patch, children’s hay maze, picnic area (bring a blanket) and open-air store. Also features unique winter squash, gourds, garlic, apples and pears, all certified organically grown. Open daily October 1st-31st, from 10am to 6pm. Large group tours offered by appointment. Located between Gazelle and Grenada at 14431 Old Westside Rd. From the south, take the Gazelle-Edgewood exit towards Gazelle and follow the pumpkin signs. Info: www.hunterorchards.com; (530) 436-2532. Visit Henshaw Farms Pumpkin Patch in Chico. All pumpkins are locally grown by Chico High School’s Future Farmers of America students. You’ll find pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, gourds, cranberry beans, zinnias and several varieties of squash. Open October 1st-31st, Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-4pm, and Monday-Friday from 2:30-6pm. Located at the corner of Guynn and Henshaw (just off East Ave.). Info: (530) 891-3026 x383. Celebrate autumn at the Patrick Ranch Museum in Durham. Take a glimpse back in time while enjoying newer traditions at the second annual AutumnFest held October 12th-27th. The ranch is open Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-4pm. Features an animal exhibit, ranch & farm house tours, hayrides, a pumpkin patch ($5 entry), free children’s activities, and a country store. Located at 10381 Midway. School classroom tours available, call Tuesday-Thursday 10am-2pm to reserve your spot or for more information: www.patrickranchmuseum.org; (530) 342-4359.


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

834 Lake Blvd. • (530) 246-3880 SM Ages: 0-9 yrs • Times: M-F, 24hrs. ABC is more than a safe place for your child to play – it's an environment in which your child can grow. Located 1 mile west of Raley's Shopping Center on Lake Blvd. Lic# 455402463

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

Little Sprouts Preschool

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

Parkside Preschool & Daycare

1885 E. 8th St. • (530) 893-5139 www.parksidedaycare.com DSM Ages: Infant-8 yrs • Times: M-F, 6am-6pm Come Discover with US! We offer 4 preschool classes including a “Junior Kindergarten” with credentialed teacher, yoga, gymnastics, gardening, park walks, Spanish, Zoo Phonics®, awardwinning Kindermusik program, and PLAY! Call to arrange a visit. Lic# 045405614

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Redding Christian Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

21945 Old 44 Drive • (530) 547-5600 Ages: 3-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30AM-5:30PM mid-August through May www.reddingchristian.com From exploratory forays around the campus, selecting leaves for projects, investigating bugs or playing games together to developing pre-learning skills, Redding Christian Preschool fosters delight in learning. Lic# 455406244

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Columbia's Lion Cubs Preschool

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

Country Christian Preschool

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

10142 Old Oregon Trail • (530) 223-4070 x315 SM Ages: 2.5-6 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-6pm Our experienced, qualified and nurturing teachers provide for every aspect of your child's preschool experience. You don't need to be in the Columbia School District to attend. Offering full and half-day programs with small class sizes, hands-on learning, kindergarten readiness, and activities in all areas of learning. Lic# 455403185 873 Canby Rd. • (530) 222-0675 S Ages: 3-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 8:30am-11:45am Our program offers students a safe environment for their first educational experience and teaches children that they are unique and valuable individuals. Lic# 455401909

Early Foundations Children’s Academy

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

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Lake Center Head Start

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

Learning in Motion Preschool and Enrichment Center

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2174 Pine St.• (530) 246-1842 www.learninginmotioncenter.com DS Ages: 2-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm We provide a fun and safe enviroment that inspires young children to learn, stimulates sensory/motor development, and builds self-esteem. Lic# 455405925

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Liberty Christian Preschool

8835 Swasey Drive • (530) 243-2773 S Ages: 2-5 years • Times: M-F, 7am - 6pm www.grantpreschool.com 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, Handwriting Without Tears®, and Brain Gym®. Flexible rates and scheduling. Lic# 455401675

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Heather Ridge Infant Center & Preschool

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

Montessori Children’s House of Shady Oaks

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

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

Redding Cooperative Preschool

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

Secret Garden

118 Churn Creek Rd. • (530) 244-1891 www.secretgardenredding.com DSM Ages: 2-K • Times: M-F, 7:15am-6pm We offer excellent pre-K phonics 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

West Redding Preschool

3490 Placer St. • (530) 243-2225 www.westreddingpreschool.webs.com DSM Ages: 6 wks-12 yrs • Times: M-F, 6:30am-6pm A private accredited academic learning environment. Our goal is to prepare each child today for the educational challenges that they may face tomorrow. Our curriculum focuses on developing each child's academic growth & uniqueness. Lic# 455401406

YMCA Collaborative Preschools

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

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In Chico, matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, lighters and more fill the stage with inventive beats at STOMP, an invigorating stage show that blends dance, music and theatrical performance into one captivating rhythm. See the 17th & 18th (Butte County).

In Chico, kids ages 3 to 5, and their parents, will meet and learn about snakes & turtles at the fun Preschool Workshop: Reptile Round-up happening at Chico Creek Nature Center. See the 2nd (Butte County).

In Paradise, don your costumes and bring the whole gang for a fun Community Halloween in Paradise, with game booths, a cakewalk, kids' costume parade, a haunted house and much more. For more scary fun, take a guided tour of the Oroville YMCA's Haunted House, featuring live characters from horror movies. See the 26th (Butte County).

Learn magic tricks from professional award-winning magician Landon Stark during a special Magic Tricks Workshop Series for youth ages 7 to 16. Held in Mt. Shasta, attend one or all three workshops: See the 6th, 13th and 20th (Siskiyou County).

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

November Events Submission Deadline is October 10. If you have additional questions, contact our calendar editor at: calendar@northstateparent.com North State Parent magazine P.O. Box 1602, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 Phone (530) 926-1287, 2# Fax (530) 926-3873 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.

See our Harvest Happenings special feature on page 22 for more family-fun events of the season.

AUDITIONS & SIGN UPS

Chorus Auditions: “Amahl And The Night Visitors”; Chico. Singers are invited to audition for this beautiful fully staged Children’s Choir of Chico Christmas production. Ages 9yrs-adult. Tues rehearsals start 10/15; performances 12/1315. Audition 10/2, 6:30-8pm. Chapel of the Salvation Army Church, 567 E 16th St. (530)342-2775.

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Parrot Playhouse: Lories!; Redding. Walk through an interactive aviary & feed colorful Australian lorikeets from your hand. Thru 4/30/14. Wed-Sat, 9:30-11:45am & 1-4pm; Sun, 10:30-11:45am & 1-4pm. Admission $1 (plus park admission, $10$14), includes one free nectar cup; additional cups $1. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Sacrament: Homage To A River; Redding. Landscape photographer Geoff Fricker has been documenting the Sacramento River for decades. View his stunning, large format, black & white pieces that capture the ephemeral & powerful nature of one the most important watersheds in California.Thru 12/31, Wed-Sat, 9am-4pm; Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Sin In The Sagebrush; Redding. Curated & produced by Oregon’s High Desert Museum, this multi-sensory, immersive exhibition explores the “rough & tumble” aspects of the lives of men & women who sought opportunity, fortune & community on the western frontier. Parental discretion advised. 10/16-2/9, Wed-Sat, 9am-4pm; Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Tough By Nature: Portraits Of Cowgirls & Ranch Women Of The American West; Redding. Artist Lynda Lanker has captured the spirits of 50 women who gain their sustenance & livelihood from the land, helping shape the west. Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. 10/18-1/19. Wed-Sat, 9am4pm; Sun, 10am-4pm. Free w/Park admission, $10$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850.

Unsettled Dreams: Monsters In Print; Chico. Dr. Asa Mittman & students of the CSU, Chico Dept. of Art & Art History present this exhibition exploring the depiction, history, meaning & reaction to the monstrous & grotesque. 10/3-11/2, M-F, 11am4pm. Curator’s talk & reception 10/3 at 5:30pm. All ages. Free. Turner Print Museum, 400 West First St. (530)898-6333. Victoria Heilweil: 47 Years; Chico. Victoria Mara Heilweil is a nationally exhibited photographic artist, educator & curator. 47 Years is a photographic portrait of both a place & the people who inhabited it. All ages. 9/30-10/25, 9am-5pm. Free. CSU, Chico University Art Gallery, 400 West First St. (530)898-6333.

MONTH-LONG & SPECIAL EVENTS

See our Harvest Happenings feature on page 22 for more family-fun events of the season. Artoberfest; Chico. Fantastic annual month-long celebration of arts & culture, featuring more than 150+ art exhibits, live music, dance, literature, poetry, theatre, architecture, film & much more. See the Artoberfest.org website for full schedule of arts events & festival details, or call (530)228-2860. Children’s Art Classes; Redding. Deborah Salyers offers drawing & painting instruction for ages 5-9, 9-13 & 14-18. Techniques & concepts include freehand drawing; shape, form, shading & perspective; & experimentation with a variety of mediums. Offered M-Th, call for session days & times. $50/mo, supplies included. All Fired Up, 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2206. Make A Difference Day is happening Oct 26 this year, and is traditionally the nation’s largest day of volunteering. Many nonprofits have organized special

projects; check with local organizations to discover ways you can help serve your community during October. National Reading Event. Jumpstart’s Read For The Record© brings together children & adults to read the same book, on the same day, in support of literacy. More than 2.3 million readers participated in 2012. Pledge to read Otis by Loren Long on Oct 3, by visiting www.readfortherecord.org/pledge. Spooky Volunteers Needed. Volunteer as a scary (or friendly) costumed character at Redding Aquatic Center’s Halloween Haunt Night & Spooky Lagoon, or help with set up or break down. Volunteer hours documented for school requirements. (530)225-4095.

SPORTS & LEAGUES PROGRAMS REGISTRATION

Beginning Youth Recreational Basketball Program; Paradise. Grades 3-6 learn basketball fundamentals & skills through clinics, practices & league games. Separate boys/girls leagues at each grade level. Sign up until program start. Runs Sats, 12/7-2/22. $60, includes t-shirt; some scholarships avail. Pine Ridge Gym & Paradise Intermediate School Gym. (530)872-6393. SNAP Basketball; Anderson. Special Needs All Play (SNAP) is a non-competitive basketball program for youth ages 4-18 to learn basic skills & have fun in a safe environment. Oct. signups. Program runs Jan-Feb, Sats, 9am. $35; some scholarships avail. Call for info. Anderson Middle School, Ferry St. (530)378-6656.  Youth Basketball League; Anderson. Co-ed league for grades1-6. Learn skills, teamwork & have fun. 6-week season Jan-Feb on Sats. $35. Anderson Middle School, Ferry St. (530)378-6656.

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Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Infant Massage Introduction. Parents w/ babies 0-3mos learn current info to promote infant wellness & safety. Make friends in a supportive environment. 10:30am-12pm. Free if you delivered at Enloe; or $15/class. Enloe’s Mother & Baby Education Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite 120. (530)332-3970. Cheap Skate Night; Chico. Bring friends & family for a fun night of roller skating. Features weekly themes, games & family “hits” music. All ages. Tues, 6:308:30pm. $5.50, includes skate rental. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra cheerleading skills practice, or prepare to be an All Star. Learn tumbling skills, jumps, motions & flexibility. For all ages & abilities. $55/mo or $15/class. T/Th, 3:305pm. Chico Cheer All Stars Gym, 13306 Cabin Hollow Ct., Suite #120. (530)894-CCAS. Paradise Tuesday Market. Meet local farmers, enjoy certified fresh produce & other items. 7:30am-12pm thru 10/15, rain or shine. Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Rd., next to PO. (520)893-3276. Play Chess!; Chico. Learn to play chess with Chico Library teen volunteers. All ages welcome. 3-5pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. “Practical Life” Toddler Activities; Chico. Fun hands-on activities related to everyday home life, for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Tue, 10:30am. $4/hr w/class card, drop-in $6/hr; bring snack. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library; Stories, songs & crafts for ages 3-5. 10am & 11am. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6 thru adult. M/Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+,

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7-8:30pm. Unlimited classes $75/mo. Approved vendor for CORE Butte & S. Sutter schools. Chico Shotokan Karate Martial Arts, 2155 Park Ave. Ste. B. (530)897-0326.

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Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. Family fun. All bikes, categories & ages welcome. Tues & Fri, 6-7pm (weather permitting). Call for cost. Margaret Polf Park, Shasta Dam Blvd. (530)209-4198. Chess Group; Redding. Whether you want to learn or practice, enjoy playing chess while instructors observe, give advice & facilitate the fun. Ages youth & adult. Tues, 6-7:30pm. Free (open to all). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Children’s Art Classes; Redding. Instructor Deborah Salyers offers drawing & painting lessons for ages 5-9, 9-13 & 14-18. Covers freehand drawing; shape, form, shading & perspective; & experimentation with a variety of mediums. Offered M-Th, call for session days & times. $50/mo, supplies included. All Fired Up, 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2206. Freerun/Parkour & Tumble-Fun Classes; Redding. Freerun/Parkour: Practice your urban free-run skills in a fully matted gym. Learn to flip, twist & run-out over obstacles, ages 8+, 6-7pm. $50/mo. Tumble-Fun: Fun & fast-paced beginning gymnastics class, learn basic skills & terminology, ages 6+, 4-5pm, $50/mo. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center, 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. G-Force Gymnastics Tues Classes; Redding. Kinder-gym (ages 3-5): intro to tumbling & trampolines; learn safety, basic skills & social interaction, 4-4:45pm, $45/mo. Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), intro to trampoline & tumbling with a focus on strength, nutrition & fun skills for exercise, 4-5pm, $50/mo. Urban Flips (age 10+), free-run/parkour for beg-adv athletes, 7-8pm, $50/mo. 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831.

Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Little ones ages 5 & under have a blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. $4/child; under age 4 play with adult. 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Programs; Redding. Junior Tumbling: Basic tumbling on a foam-padded spring floor - learn cartwheels to round-offs, ages 6-12, 6:45-7:45pm. Little Stars: Games, obstacle courses & more promote muscle development, memory, attention span & comprehension, ages 3½4yrs, 5-5:45pm. Classes $43/mo. Galaxy Gymnastics, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Members of the Shasta Genealogy Society assist with your family history research & questions. Tue, 10am-12pm. Free. Drop-in okay. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Guitar Hero; Redding Library. Kids can rock out on a virtual stage playing guitar in this music video game. Geared for teens, but all kids welcome. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Hula Dance Lessons; Anderson. Enjoy learning hula! This form of dance is fun & helps to harmonize body, mind & spirit. Ages 5 & up. Tues, 7-8:30pm. $5/class. Community Center, Anderson City Hall, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656. Kindermusik With Lyra Autumn Session; Redding. Come dance, sing, laugh, bond an learn while keeping a steady beat & matching pitch. Ages birth to 7yrs. Tues, 10-11am, thru 11/12. $20/drop in. includes materials. 11455 Ridgewood Rd. (530)3554747. Lil’ Chefs Classes; Redding. Fun & educational cooking experience for children ages 3-5, who learn about cooperation, directions, shapes, sensory exploration, fine motor skills & more. Tues, 9-10am. $20/mo ($10 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

Preschool Page Turners; Redding Library. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy storytime, a craft project & music. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:3011:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. Fun family night: all-you-can-eat pizza, salad & twists, board games, coloring, face painting & balloons. 6-8pm. $7.49/adults, $4.99/ages 6-10, Kids under 5 free. 900 Dana Dr. (530)223-1975. Tiny Tots Open Gym; Redding. Children run, jump & tumble in a safe, supervised & fun environment. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-8, siblings welcome; must be supervised by adult. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa, 11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center, 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Treasured Tuesdays At All Fired Up; Redding. Enjoy painting your own ceramic masterpiece for a special studio fee of $2 (plus price of pottery). All ages. 11am-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Yoga Classes; Anderson. Ages 5 & up are invited to learn a yoga style that’s understandable & doable for any age or fitness level. Tues, 5:30am OR 5:30pm. $10/class; $25/3 classes; $70/8 classes. Anderson Teen Center, 2889 E. Center St. (530)378-6656. Youth Martial Arts; Redding. Children learn skills & increase self-confidence. Instruction covers punches, kicks & blocks. Ages 6-12; all skill levels. T/Th, 6:307:30pm. (Teen/adult class follows 7:30-9pm). $30/mo ($15 Y member). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

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Anti-Bullying Workshop; Tulelake. Identify different forms of bullying & who is at risk of becoming a bully or being bullied. Help your child learn tools & strategies to handle difficult situations. Presented by Arden Carr, LMFT. 5:30-7:30pm. Free, dinner & childcare provided, must pre-reg. Tulelake Family

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER Resource Center, 810 Main St. (530)667-2147. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. Fun & easy intro class for all ages. Learn steps, technique & styling of ballroom dances. T/Th 6:45-7:45pm. $7/drop-in; $5/with class card (Wellness Center members $20/8 classes). Mt. Shasta Wellness Center, 633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-6010. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Need assistance with Cal-Fresh? McCloud Community Resource Center can help. Get nutrition tips. Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. T/Th, 10-12am. Free. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. 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. $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 develops coordination, flexibility, strength, basic martial arts skills & good manners. Ages 4+. Free trial. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. $50/mo. Mt. Shasta Martial Arts Program, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)859-2024. Ukulele For Teens & Adults; Mt. Shasta. Learn commonly used chords & how to strum Hawaiian, folk & popular music, in four 1-hour lessons! Ages 12 & up. Tues, 6:30-7:30pm, thru Oct. $45/4 lessons, prereg required. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. 

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WEDNESDAY BUTTE COUNTY

Butte Humane Society Supper Club; Chico. Tonight, enjoy a delicious meal at Broadway Heights & 15% of sales go to support shelter animals at Butte Humane Society. All ages. 5-8:30pm. Broadway Heights, 300 Broadway St. (530)899-8075. Chess At The Oroville Library. Come play! 3-6pm. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Chico OVC (Organic Vegetable Project) Market. Offers organic produce grown by CSU, Chico students & staff. 11am-2pm. Located at CSU Chico, between the BMU & the Student Services Center Plaza. (530)898-4137. Children’s Storytime; Oroville. Enjoy songs, stories, music & craft activities. Ages 3-5. 11am-12pm. Free. Oroville Library Meeting Room, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell; Chico. Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Emmylou Harris teams with longtime band mate & collaborator Rodney Crowell, also a multi-Grammy award winner, to highlight tunes from their new album “Old Yellow Moon.” All ages. 7:30pm. $40-$62. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. Fine Motor Skills Toddler Activities; Chico. Ongoing hands-on fine motor skills enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Wed, 10:30am. $4/hr w/class card; drop-in $6/hr; bring snack. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Mid-Week Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Geared for preschool age & younger.11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Preschool Workshop: Reptile Round-up; Chico. Children ages 3-5 & their parents learn about native reptiles. Meet the center’s snakes & turtles, enjoy a talk, walk & craft. 12-1pm. $12/child. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. 8th St. (530)891-4671.

SHASTA COUNTY

Discipline That Works; Redding. Informal group setting where parents & others caring for children share ideas, information & support. Weds, 6-7:30pm, year-round. Free, drop-in okay, professional childcare avail. Lassen View Elementary, 705 Loma Vista Dr. (530)225-0350. Families Honoring Our Troops; Redding. Action & support group works on projects to honor our troops. Meets 1st Wed. All welcome. 6pm. IHOP Restaurant, Hilltop Dr. (530)241-6095.

G-Force Gymnastics Wed Classes; Redding. Kindergym (ages 3-5): intro to tumbling & trampolines; learn safety, basic skills & social interaction, 6-6:45pm, $45/mo. Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), intro to trampoline & tumbling with a focus on strength, nutrition & fun skills for exercise, 6-7pm, $50/mo. Middle school power tumble enhances skills for cheer & gymnastics; 7-8pm $50/mo. 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn to research records to find your family history. Members of the Shasta Genealogy Society assist. Weekly Wed & Sat, 1-4pm. Free, drop-in okay. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Lil’ Cheer Stars Class; Redding. Kids ages 3-5 learn jumps, cheers, tumbling & cheering using pom poms. Weds, 6-6:45pm. $45/mo, start anytime. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Li’l Movers & Shakers, Redding. Ages 0-5 “Read for the Record,” enjoy healthy snacks & take home a free book. Wed & Th,10:30am. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Music & Me; Redding. “Parent & me”-style class designed to promote basic music skills in preschool children, through music & movement activities. Ages 1-5. Weds, 9-10am. $20/mo (Y Members $10/ mo), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Kindergym: Intro to gymnastics equipment & fun social interaction; ages 3-5, 6-6:45pm, $40/ mo. Artistic Gymnastics classes for boys & girls: learn floor, bars, beam & vault, & trampoline; ages 4-12yrs, 3 hourly classes between 4-7pm, $50/mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Play It Forward: Benefit Concert & Dinner; Anderson. Performing arts students have organized a special concert & dinner to benefit Taylor Andrews, 15, & Michael Stevens, 17, who are fighting cancer. Choose 5pm dinner & 6pm concert OR 6pm dinner & 7:15pm concert. All ages. $6/person. Anderson Union High School Performing Arts Center, 1471 Ferry St. (530)487-0777. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Come join the fun, with stories, songs, & games too! 11:30am12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818. Work Of Art Wednesday; Redding. Families create works of art together at All Fired Up paint-your-own ceramics studio. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school activity. $2.50 studio fee, plus cost of pottery. Weds,11am-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up (younger w/parent participation). Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mount Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)859-2309. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. Fun, supportive environment. Learn the smooth & the Latin dances, how to lead or follow, & develop technique. Solo dancers welcome. All ages. Weds. 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 Storytime Dunsmuir Library; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages (infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:30-4:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 0-5 enjoy fun stories & sing along to live music. Last Wed each month includes puppet show! An adult must accompany young children. 10:30am. Mt. Shasta Community Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031. Yreka Farmers Market. Offer fresh produce & goods. 11am-2pm, thru Oct. A-1 Auto parking lot, 1409 S. Main St. (530)436-2610. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. www.northstateparent.com • October 2013

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER who love to knit & crochet bring your projects. All ages.12pm. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Infant & Toddler Storytime; Paradise. Songs, story & music for little ones ages 0-3. 10am. Free. Paradise Branch Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly group for mothers offering support on a wide variety of parenting topics. Children welcome. 10:30am12pm. Free. Paradise Community Church of the Nazarene, 311 Circlewood Ln. (530)876-2518. Nature’s Ninjas; Chico. This Pre-K program includes a short talk, walk, close encounter with one of our animals & craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 3-5. 12-1pm. $12 per child. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. 8th St. (530)891-4671. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st. Storytime At Durham Library. Enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. In Redding, the Autumn Theatre Ballet presents its Dance By Moonlight Performance. Come enjoy a variety of dance styles at this benefit for the proposed Raven and the Unicorn Children's Theater next to Redding School of the Arts. See the 4th (Shasta County).

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

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After-School Storytime; Chico. Summertime stories & crafts for ages 6-9yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Caregiver Self-Care & Resource Training; Chico. For those caring for someone else’s child or children. Facilitated group offers support, resources, & training for better self-care. 1st & 3rd Th 11am-1pm. Butte College Foster/Kinship Care Ed Center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)897-6235. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra cheerleading skills practice, or prepare to be an All Star. Learn tumbling skills, jumps, motions & flexibility. For all ages & abilities. $55/mo or $15/class. T/Th, 3:305pm. Chico Cheer All Stars Gym, 13306 Cabin Hollow Ct., Suite #120. (530)894-CCAS. Chico Doula Circle Workshop; Chico. Educational workshops related to pregnancy, labor, birth & breastfeeding. Hosted by four local doulas. All ages. 1st & 3rd Th, 7-8:30pm. Free. La Casita Primera Preschool, 2035 Esplanade. (530)513-4049.

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Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. Playgroup & support network for homeschooling & unschooling children & parents. Independent & inclusive, all homeschoolers welcome! 1-4pm. Free. Call for location & group info. (530)228-7078. Creative Art Activities! Preschool Time; Chico. Ongoing hands-on art activities designed for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Thur, 10:30am. $4/hr w/ class card, $6/hr drop-in; bring snack. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Eve Ensler Lecture; Chico. Newsweek named bestselling author Eve Ensler one of “150 Women Who Changed the World.” Tonight Ensler shares the journey that led to her memoir In the Body of the World, a visionary manuscript of separation & connection. Mature content; ages 18 & up. 7:30pm. $20-$40. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333.  FOCUS Film Festival Kick-Off; Chico. Tonight’s kick-off includes a blessing & live traditional music by the Mechoopda Maidu tribe, a viewing of Dancing Salmon Home, and Q&A with Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk & Producer/Director Will Doolittle. Starts 6:30pm. $5; 2- & 3-day passes avail. Sierra Nevada Big Room,1075 E. 20th St. (530)221-9530. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For those

SHASTA COUNTY

Anderson Farmers Market; Anderson. Farm-fresh produce & handmade crafts & goods. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine! Shasta Outlets, 1699 Hwy. 273. (530)357-4314. Anderson Library Storytime. Celebrate National Pizza Month with featured story The Pizza That We Made, pizza tasting, & stickers, songs, craft & coloring. 3:30pm. 3200 W. Center St. (530)365-7685. Art & Craft Adventures; Redding. Inspire your child’s imagination & self-expression with hands-on art activities for ages 2-5. Painting, drawing, collage & more; encourages confidence & supports artistic potential. Th, 9-10am. $20/mo ($10 Y members), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. 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. 5-week children & teens grief support groups also available based on need; call for info. Mercy Medical Center Board Room, 2175 Rosaline Ave. (530)245-4070. Frolickin’ Frogs Mommy & Me Tumbling Class; Redding. Child-adult participation class. Each child’s natural curiosity & developmental level takes precedence as structure is introduced. Includes music, listening games & obstacle courses. Ages 18-30mos. 10-10:45am. $15/reg fee + $40/mo; 1st class free. Learning in Motion Preschool, 2174 Pine St. (530)246-1842.

G-Force Gymnastics Thurs Classes; Redding. Kinder-gym (ages 3-5): intro to tumbling & trampolines; learn safety, basic skills & social interaction, 4-4:45pm, $45/mo. Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), intro to trampoline & tumbling with a focus on strength, nutrition & fun skills for exercise, 4-5pm, $50/mo. 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Little ones ages 5 & under have a blast with trampolines, foam pits, tumble tracks & much more. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. $4/child; under age 4 play with adult. 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. Students ages 4 & up learn to follow instructions, develop self-control, improve balance & coordination, & become physically fit, all while having fun. Two age groups: 4-8yrs (5:30-6:15pm) & 9yrs & up (6:15-7pm). $25/mo, drop-in okay. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656. Li’l Movers & Shakers, Redding. Ages 0-5 “Read for the Record,” enjoy healthy snacks & take home a free book. Wed & Th,10:30am. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Little Explorers: Dinosaurs!; Redding. Dinosaurrelated activities & stories for ages 2-5 & their caregivers. Presented by Bruce, Michelle, Rachael, Ryan & Thomas Lutz. 10am. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Thursday Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 0-8: “Tiny Tots”: 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 5-6pm. Children run, jump & tumble in a safe, supervised & fun environment. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-5 must be supervised by adult, siblings welcome. $5/child (adult free). Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center, 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Kindergym: Intro to all equipment & a fun social experience, ages 3-5, 4-4:45pm, $40/ mo. Artists gymnastics (boys & girls): Fast-paced beginning class teaches basic gymnastics skills & terminology, ages 5-8. 4-5pm, $50/mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Children run, jump & tumble in a safe, supervised & fun environment. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-8, siblings welcome; must be supervised by adult. M/Tu/Th/F/ Sa, 11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center, 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Tumblin’ Turtles Mommy & Me Class; Redding. For crawlers/early walkers & caregivers. Explore through music, obstacle courses, climbing, sensory exercises

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER & games. Ages 9-18mos. 9-9:45am. $15 reg fee + $40/mo; 1st class free. Learning in Motion Preschool, 2174 Pine St. (530)246-1842. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games. Ages 10-17. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Youth Martial Arts; Redding. Increase your child’s skills & self-confidence. Includes punches, kicks & blocks. Ages 6-12; all skill levels. T/Th, 6:30-7:30pm. (Teen/adult class follows 7:30-9pm). $30/mo ($15 Y member). Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. Learn the smooth & the Latin dances, & how to lead or follow. Fun, supportive environment develops technique & skills. Solo dancers welcome. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm $7/class; $20/4 classes. Wellness Center members $20/8 classes. Mt. Shasta Wellness Center, 633 Lassen Ln. (530)926-6010. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Need assistance with Cal-Fresh? McCloud Community Resource Center can help. Get nutrition tips. Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. T/Th, 10-12am. Free. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. Etna Farmers Market. Visit the beautiful Scott Valley & shop this annual farmers market. 4:30-6:30pm, thru Oct 10. Located outside Dotty’s Restaurant, 404 N Hwy 3. (530)643-7876. Reading Readiness Program; Mt. Shasta. Parentchild (ages 3-6) interactive class with Truely Hutchinson presents stories, poems, music & activities designed to inspire & develop pre-reading skills. Th, 10:30am. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031. Workshop: Loss & Developmental Needs; Mt. Shasta. Addresses the emotional issues that loss causes in a displaced child, & how to help that child. For grandparents, foster parents, or anyone caring for someone else’s child. Presented by Talya Nicholson & Jennifer Bartholomew. 5-8pm. Free, dinner & child care included, must pre-reg. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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great indoor facility. Parent supervision required. All ages; under 3yrs must wear special swim diapers. 5-8pm. $2/person. Chico WaterSprites, 2280 Ivy St., Suite 110. (530)342-2999. Fantastic Friday Playgroup; Chico. An entire gym is open for play, for ages walking-5yrs with an adult (max 2 kids per adult). 1st & 3rd Fridays,10am-12pm. $10 (members $5); siblings +$1. Athletic Horizons, 415 Otterson Dr. (530)893-4967. FOCUS Film Festival; Chico. 2-day festival (plus Th eve. kick-off) features documentary & narrative films that celebrate diversity & inclusion. Full-length films, short film competition, workshops, photo gallery & reception. All ages. 9am-9pm, Oct 4 & 5. $5/movie; 2- & 3-day passes avail. CSU, Chico’s Colusa Hall, 400 W. 1st St. (530)221-9530. 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 motherto-mother support for breastfeeding. Children welcome. 10-11:30am. Free. Meet in the nursery

at Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 208 West First St. (530)591-9191. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. Come sing, dance, read & play. Call for new times. Free, 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. Sweet Repeats Kid’s Consignment Sale; Chico. Sell, shop & save at the North State’s largest kids’ 3-day consignment sale featuring over 200 families consigning. Oct 4-6; today 9am-5pm. Free parking & admission. Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. (530)636-2448. Teen Night At Cal Skate; Chico. Bring friends & enjoy a themed night of roller skating. 5 sessions: 7-9/9:30pm, 7:30-9:30pm, 8/8:30pm-10:30pm. $5.75/2 hours, $6.25/2.5 hours; skate rental $2-$3.

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Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multidiscipline class/studio sessions for all ages & skill levels, taught by Anastasia Nelson; includes time to work on personal projects. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. $20/drop in (space allowing) or pre-reg $45/3-classes; includes materials. Red Bluff Art Gallery, 601 Walnut St. (530)529-1332. Read For The Record; Gerber/Corning. Children are invited to this national reading event. Participants will be reading “Otis” by Loren Long while enjoying theme-related activities. Every family receives a free book. Ages 0-5. 10-11:30am. Free. Former Gerber Fire Dept., 331 San Benito Ave. & Corning Family Resource Center, 1480 South St. (530)384-7833. School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Join the fun at this developmental & educational play group. Explore with crafts, rhymes, songs, outdoor activities & book reading. Ages 0-5. 10-11:30am. Free. Corning Family Resource Center, 1480 South St. (530)824-4111.

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Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. Offers fresh produce & may include (varies weekly) children’s activities, community garden exchange & health forum info. Cal Fresh EBT accepted. Fri, 2-5:30pm, year-round. Community Park, 1010 Cleveland Ave. (next to Chapman School). (530)592-0889. Family Swim; Chico. Everyone’s invited to swim in a

Parents report on average, their swimming children are over seven months ahead in motor achievement & about 10 months ahead cognitively and linguistically. On average, their swimming children are 15 months ahead of the DEEWR composite milestones in the socio-emotional domain.*

Children who swim are statistically outperforming their peers in the following areas: Stationary motor skills, mathematic reasoning & calculations, walking, hopping, running, climbing stairs, reading skills, eye-hand coordination, drawing, oral language skills and expression, letter and word identification, prewriting skills* *Source: Griffith University Early Years Swimming Study

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2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. “The Knack” Family Crafting Event; Chico. Parents & their children enjoy a fun hands-on craft experience together. Ages 3 & up. 4-6pm. Free. Michael’s arts & crafts stores, 2 Chico locations: 801 East Ave., (530)342-4191 & 2041 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. (530)343-1864. Toddler Storytimes; Chico. Stories, songs & action rhymes for ages 3 & under. Two sessions: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Black-light bowling with good music. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. $16/person/3hrs, includes shoes; or $5/game + $2.50/shoe rental. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257.

SHASTA COUNTY

Baby Play & Learn Class; Redding. Instructor-led “play & learn”-style class where moms, dads & caregivers enjoy special time with their babies. Learn parenting skills, connect with resources, & make friends. Ages birth-18mos. Free, must pre-reg. Fri, 10:30-11:30am. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. “Bark & Wine” Fundraiser; Redding. Haven Humane Society’s presents this fun parent’s night out featuring hors d’oeuvres, bread, cheese, wine & microbrew tasting, raffle, & live & silent auctions. Ages 21+. Starts 6pm. $35, proceeds help with care of animals at the shelter. Red Lion Hotel banquet room, 1830 Hilltop Dr. (530)241-5262. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. Family fun. All bikes, categories & ages welcome. Tues & Fri, 6-7pm (weather permitting). Call for cost. Margaret Polf Park, Shasta Dam Blvd. (530)209-4198. “Dance By Moonlight” Performance; Redding. Enjoy a variety of dance styles at Autumn Theatre Ballet’s inaugural benefit performance. Raises funds for the Redding School of the Arts’ “Raven & the Unicorn” children’s theater. All ages. 7pm. $8/child, $15/adults. Redding School of the Arts Amphitheater, 955 Inspiration Place. (530)359-2654. Family Fun Bowling & Pizza Night; Redding. Bring friends & family for 2 hours of unlimited bowling. Includes one 2-topping pizza & pitcher of soda. Ages 4 & up. Mon & Fri, 6:30-8:30pm. $50/lane (up to 8 bowlers); includes shoes. Shasta Lanes, 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. Great night of family fun & healthy exercise featuring old-school music of the 70s & 80s. Safe & supervised. All ages. 7:30-10:30pm. $5, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3900. Intro To Gymnastics For Boys; Redding. Boys ages 5-12yrs learn basic skills while enjoying games, fun & action! Teaches vault, floor, pommel, parallel bars, high bar & rings. 5-6pm. $50/4 weekly classes. Galaxy Gymnastics, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Kids have fun painting from 11am-8pm. Specialty paints, stamps, stencils & sponges are available to help create a work of ceramic art. Studio fee: $3.50/child 12 & under, $4.50/teens & adults; (plus cost of pottery). 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Leapin’ Lizards Class; Redding. Designed for the “child in transition,” ages 2-3, allows the security of caregiver participation while gradually increasing the child’s independence. 11am. $15/ reg fee + $40/mo; 1st class free. Learning in Motion Preschool, 2174 Pine St. (530)246-1842. Manhattan Short Film Festival; Redding. Innovative film festival presents film finalists, audiences vote for the film they think is best. All ages. 7:30-9:30pm. $15/adv; $18/door. Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market St. (530)243-8877. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Programs; Redding. Co-ed Artistic Gymnastics (boys & girls): Learn floor, bars, beam, vault, ages 4-10, 4-5pm, $50/mo. Beginning Boys Gymnastics for ages 6-10, 3-4pm, $50/mo. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483.

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER Oktoberfest At Hawes Farms; Anderson. The Hawes family celebrates its heritage with 3 days of German foods, Spaten beer, a kids’ Root Beer Garten, & Polka. Also enjoy a corn maze, haunted features (F/Sat), pumpkin patch, zip lines, kiddie play area & much more. Oct 4-6. 4-10pm. $12.95. 21923 Dersch Rd.(530)365-8488. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Enjoy a night of bowling, laser light show, music & fun. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight, $15, price includes shoe rental. 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. Bowling with music & light show. $12, includes shoes & sodas. Fri, 9-11pm. 1701 Bruce Dr. (530)365-3323. Roots & Shoots Jane Goodall Youth Program; Redding. Join today’s adventure for a chance to spot southbound migrating birds at Anderson River Park. Check pond & river water quality; look for signs of wildlife. All ages. Free. Meet 9am at Anderson River Park’s Kiddieland. Call two days ahead to confirm. (530)347-1687. “The Knack” Family Crafting Event; Redding. Parents & their children enjoy a fun hands-on craft experience together. Ages 3 & up. 4-6pm. Free, while supplies last. Michael’s arts & crafts store, 1070 Hilltop Dr. (530)223-9514. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Children run, jump & tumble in a safe, supervised & fun environment. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-8, siblings welcome; must be supervised by adult. M/Tu/Th/F/ Sa, 11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center, 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Toddler Tales Storytime At Redding Library. Enjoy stories, music & crafts in the children’s story room. Ages 1½-3yrs. 10:30-11:30am. Ask about playing the Wee Read game! 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Joe Craven In Concert; Weed. Experience The Solo Joe Show: Folk Music Brought to Life, featuring multi-instrumentalist & vocalist Joe Craven. Known for his freestyle folk, world & roots music, Craven is also an award-winning educator & has played with musicians ranging from David Lindley to Jerry Garcia. All ages. 7pm. $10. COS Kenneth W. Ford Theater, 800 College Ave. (530)938-5373. Painting For Adults; Mt. Shasta. Alek Balos will guide you to enhance your painting skills using the medium of your choice. Ages 13-adult, beginners thru advanced. Fri, 1-4pm & Sat, 12-3pm. $120/6 sessions; $30/drop-in, + materials. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296.  Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

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

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Brand-New Stories To Share Storytime; Chico. Come enjoy new stories (plus a few older favorites)! All ages. 2pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Build Your Own Worm Bin Workshop; Durham. Learn about vermicomposting & its benefits for your garden; create a functioning worm bin complete with worm residents to take home! All ages. 10am. Mention North State Parent for special cost of $35 (normally $50), pre-reg. 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, yearround, rain or shine. 2nd & Wall St. (530)893-FARM. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. Get extra cheerleading or tumbling practice - work on anything

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you desire. Coach helps w/spotting. All ages/abilities. $5/hr or $65/mo all-gym pass (includes classes). 10am-12pm. Chico Cheer All Stars Gym,13306 Cabin Hollow Ct., Suite #120. (530)894-CCAS. Chico Theater Company Gala-Bration; Chico. CTC turns 10 & is hosting a huge celebration with dinner, performances of songs from musicals, silent & dessert auctions, trivia, giveaways & more. Starts 5:30pm. Adv. tix $45; 8-person table discounts avail. Parish Life Center, St. John's Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Ave. (530)894-3282. Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert; Chico. The Chico State Wind Ensemble & the university’s Alumni Band are featured in a concert honoring the late Daniel Hiestand & in support of the scholarship in his name. Led by guest conductor Ray Craig. Free. All ages. 7:30pm. Harlen Adams Theatre, 400 West First St. (530)898-6333. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. Bring the whole family for a fantastic time of family fun, with family music & a great family price! 6:30-9pm. $12/ family of four (additional members +$2.50), + $2-$3 skate rental. 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. FOCUS Film Festival; Chico. 2-day festival (plus Th eve. kick-off) features documentary & narrative films that celebrate diversity & inclusion. Full-length films, short film competition, workshops, photo gallery & reception. All ages. 9am-9pm, Oct 4 & 5. $5/movie, 2- & 3-day passes avail. CSU, Chico’s Colusa Hall, 400 W. 1st St. (530)221-9530. Home Depot Kids Workshops; Chico & Oroville. Hands-on building workshop for ages 5-12. 1st Sat of month. 9am-12pm. Free. Chico: 2580 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)342-0477; Oroville: 2150 3rd St. (530)538-0521. Infant/Pediatric CPR Class; Chico. Learn to make your child’s environment safe, how to prevent the most common childhood accidents, & infant/child CPR techniques. 9-11:30pm. Adults only. $35/

person, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Ed.Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite #120. (530)332-3970. Iron Canyon Rim Hike; Chico. Join Naturalist Jon Aull for an easy 1- to 2-mile hike in one of the most extraordinary places in Northern CA. All ages. 1011:30am; heavy rain/road closure cancels hike. $10 suggested donation, call to reserve your spot. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. 8th St. (530)891-4671. Japanese Storytime; Chico. Monthly program features classic tales of Japan, Kamishibai, Japanese songs & crafts. 1pm. Free. Chico Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Johnny Appleseed Days; Paradise. The oldest harvest festival in the state, features 2 days of familyfun celebrating local apple history. Live entertainment, children’s games, face painting, over 120 artisans, & of course, features 1200+ locally made apple pies! 10am-5pm. Free admission. Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, Paradise. (530)877-9356. Oroville Community Farmers Market. Offers fresh produce & goods. 7:30am-12pm, thru Oct. Municipal Auditorium parking lot on Montgomery St. (between Huntoon & Myers Sts). (530)893-3276. Preschool Workshop: Going Batty!; Chico. Friendly neighborhood bats keep our ecosystem balanced. Ages 3-5 & their caretakers listen to a short talk, take a walk, meet a bat & do a craft. 12-1pm. $12/ child. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. 8th St. (530)891-4671. Roo’s Zoo Kids’ Skate Session; Chico. Join Roller-Roo in a specially designed session for kids 10 & under; little one’s in strollers welcome too. 10am-12pm. $5.75/child, includes quad skate rental (parents skate half price); or $25/6 weeks. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Safe Babysitter Class; Chico. Great class for young adolescents ages 11 & up who want to learn to be responsible babysitters & to gain insight on infant & pediatric CPR techniques. 12-2:30pm. $35/

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person, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Ed.Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite #120. (530)332-3970.  Sweet Repeats Kids’ Consignment Sale; Chico. Sell, shop & save at the North State’s largest kids’ 3-day consignment sale, featuring infant, children, teen & maternity items with over 200 families consigning! Oct 4-6; today 10am-7pm. Free parking & admission. Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. (530)636-2448. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Black-light bowling with good music. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. $16/person/3hrs, includes shoes; or $5/game + $2.50/shoe rental. Orchard Lanes, 2397 Esplanade. (530)895-3257. 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.

SHASTA COUNTY

Charlie Rabbit Kids Gardening Program; Redding. Join Charlie, Turtle Bay’s adorable jackrabbit puppet, for monthly interactive gardening activities. For children & their siblings, parents & grandparents. Wear gardening clothes! 10:30am. Free w/Park admission, $4-$14. West Garden Entrance (on rainy days in Greenhouse), 1100 Arboretum Dr. (530)242-3178. Date Night At All Fired Up; Redding. Relax & unwind while enjoy creative fun together. 5-8pm. $3/couple studio fee + cost of ceramics. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Debra Lynn’s Childgarden Chef Cooking Classes; Anderson. Children learn basic cooking skills & safety in the kitchen. Ages 5 & up. Sats, 8am, 10:30am or 1pm. $20/2hr class, includes chef hat & supplies; pre-reg required. Debra Lynn’s Childgarden, 19300 Spring Gulch Rd. (530)378-5228. Family Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. Families create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school activity. $3/ family. Sat,11am-5pm. 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, $4/child; Ages 5-14: 10:30am-12:30pm, $7/ child. 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Genealogy Research Assistance; Redding Library. Learn how to research records to find your family history with assistance from members of the Shasta Genealogy Society. Every Wed & Sat, 1-4pm. Free. Drop-in okay. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Grasshopper Triathlon; Redding. A fun, noncompetitive hop, ride & run parent-child Triathlon. For ages 3-5 with a parent. Participants receive a book in celebration of National Book Month. Bring a bike/tricycle & helmet to participate. 9:30-11:30am. $15, pre-reg. Enterprise Community Park upper field. (530)225-4095. Home Depot Kids Workshops; Redding. Handson building workshop for ages 5-12. 1st Sat of month. 9am-12pm. Free. 1200 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-1313. Kids On Wheels; Redding. Special skate time for ages 10 & under. Parents can skate too! 10-11:30am. $3/child, $1/parent, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3900. Nash Ranch October Weekends; Redding. Fun for the entire family: Pick a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, & visit the haunted house, corn maze & fundraising petting zoo & food concessions. Open daily thru Oct. 10am-6pm, plus Haunted house & corn maze on Fri & Sat to 11pm. $1/entry, $6/ corn maze. Nash Ranch, 10925 Old Oregon Trail. (530)949-8720. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Run, tumble, bounce & practice in a 10,000 sq. ft. fully-matted gym designed for safe & progressive gymnastics. Sat.Two age sessions: “Tiny Tots” ages 0-8 (older siblings welcome): 11am12pm, $5/child. Ages 8 & up: 12-2pm, $10/person (members $6). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Redding Farmers Market. Enjoy a great selection of farm-fresh produce & handmade products. 7:30am-


GOING PLACES OCTOBER 12pm, thru 12/21. Civic Center West Parking Lot, 777 Cypress Ave. (530)226-7100. River Fun Mud Run; Anderson. Get dirty for a good cause! Youth Violence Prevention Council is proud to present a 5k course that’s a muddy challenge for all skill levels. Features special obstacle course for kids under age 10. 9am. $15/ages 6-12, 5 & under free; $45/adults. Anderson River Park, 2800 Rupert Rd. (530)244-7194. Rock ‘N’ Bowl at Shasta Lanes; Redding. Enjoy a night of bowling, laser light show, music & fun. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight, $15, price includes shoe rental. 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. Bowling with music & light show. $15, includes shoes & sodas. Sat, 9pm-Midnight. 1701 Bruce Dr. (530)365-3323. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. A time for tweens & young teens to roller skate & dance. Fun music, video arcade, well-supervised. Parents can drop in (no charge). Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. $4/skate, $4/dance or $6/both, includes skates. Viking Skate Country, 735 Auditorium Dr. (530)246-3900. Star Party At Whiskeytown National Recreation Area; Whiskeytown. Experience the night sky & explore celestial marvels. Shasta Astronomy Club provides powerful telescopes & Sky Rangers offer engaging activities & stories. All ages. 1st Sats, 8-11:30pm, weather-permitting (make-up date 2nd Sat). Free. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Paige Bar Rd., meet at Mt. Shasta Mines trail-head parking lot. (530)246-1225. Walk This Way At Turtle Bay; Redding. Fun free family event features activity zones for all ages, healthy cooking & exercise demos, health screenings, entertainment, kids’ activities, arts & crafts, food samples & more! Visit the Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show. 9am-3pm. Free. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Oktoberfest At Hawes Farms; Anderson. 3 days of fun for all ages featuring farm attractions all day, & “Rocktoberfest” with live entertainment & more starting 6pm. Today open 10am-11pm. See the 4th.

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Farmers Market At Turtle Bay; Redding. Buy local & get nothing but the best for your family. Wide selection of certified local fruits, vegetables & artisan goods. All ages. 8am-12pm, thru 10/20. Turtle Bay parking lot, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)226-7100. Fish Feeding At Turtle Bay; Redding. Watch native fish in the aquarium zigzag, wiggle & play with their food at feeding time. All ages. Wed-Sun, 10:30am. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Museum aquarium, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Nash Ranch October Weekends; Redding. Fun the entire family: Pick a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, & visit the haunted house, corn maze & fundraising petting zoo & food concessions. Open daily thru Oct. 10am-6pm, plus Haunted house & corn maze on Fri & Sat to 11pm. $1/entry, $6/corn maze. Nash Ranch, 10925 Old Oregon Trail. (530)949-8720. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Unlimited bowling from 9-11pm. $8, includes shoes. 11093 Black Marble Way. (530)244-5773. Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day; Redding. Redding Mountain Biking & BLM would like to invite you to take a kid mountain biking at the Swasey Recreation Area. Guided bike rides, BBQ, a balloon twisting, & Healthy Shasta’s bicycle awareness course. All

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Johnny Appleseed Days; Paradise. The oldest harvest festival in the state, features 2 days of family-fun celebrating local apple history. Live entertainment, children’s games, face painting, over 120 artisans, & of course, features 1200+ locally made apple pies! 10am-4pm. Free admission. Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, Paradise. (530)877-9356. Sweet Repeats Kids’ Consignment Sale; Chico. Sell, shop & save at the North State’s largest kids’ 3-day consignment sale, featuring infant, children, teen & maternity items with over 200 families consigning! Oct 4-6; today 10am-2pm. Free parking & admission. Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. (530)636-2448.

SHASTA COUNTY

Enterprise High School’s Sundae Sunday; Redding. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of music & a complimentary ice cream sundae. It’s their first music performance of the year, with the new music directors in action. All ages. 2-4pm. $5. Enterprise High School, North Gym, 3411 Churn Creek Rd. (530)722-7255.

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TEHAMA COUNTY

Frontier Village Farmer’s Market; Red Bluff. Year-round certified market features locally grown products including veggies, fruit, nuts, meats, honey, eggs, & artisan food products & crafts. 8am-1pm, rain or shine. 645 Antelope Blvd. (530)526-2843. Home Depot Kids Workshops; Red Bluff. Hands-on building workshop for ages 5-12. 1st Sat of month. 9am-12pm. Free. 2650 Main St. (530)528-8579. Manton Apple Festival; Manton. Over 100 craft & food booths, apple pie contests for youth & adults, live music, carriage rides, kids’ activities, & everything apple you can imagine. Proceeds support community projects & scholarships. Free admission & parking. 9am-4pm. Manton Elementary School, 31345 Forward Rd. (530)474-1113. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multidiscipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 3rd.

YOLO COUNTY

Hoes Down Harvest Festival; Guinda. This fall festival features agricultural workshops, silent auction, organic food, farmer’s market & crafts.11am-11pm. $20/ages 12 & up, $5/ages 2-12, age 2 & under free. Full Belly Farm, 16090 Road 43. (800)791-2110.

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SISKIYOU COUNTY

First Sunday Breakfast; Mt. Shasta. Bring the family to enjoy this great all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring over 20 delicious freshly made breakfast favorites. 8-11am. $8/adults, $4/kids. Mt. Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder St. Magic Tricks Workshop Series; Mt. Shasta. Disappear, levitate, multiply & vanish! Learn tricks from a professional magician. Ages 7-16. Three dates: Oct 6, 13 & 20, 2-3:30pm. $10/workshop, or $25/3 workshops, pre reg, space limited. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. 

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Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Fun on-going hands-on science enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Mon, 10:30am. $4/hour w/class card; dropin $6/hour; bring a snack. Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. (530)343-3101. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

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SISKIYOU COUNTY

Railroad Track Clean-up Day; Mt. Shasta. Help the Gateway Neighborhood Association clean the spur track area & trails at the disc golf park area. Wear sturdy shoes; bring work gloves & trash bag. Supervised kids welcome! 1-2:30pm. Free. Park off Everitt Memorial Hwy just past Mt. Shasta High School near the railroad tracks. (530)926-4339. Painting For Adults; Mt. Shasta. Ages 13-adult, beginners thru advanced. Fri, 1-4pm & Sat, 12-3pm. See the 4th.

ages.10am-2pm Free. Swasey Recreation Area off Swasey Rd. (530)378-9110. Oktoberfest At Hawes Farms; Anderson. 3 days of fun for all ages featuring farm attractions all day, & food, live entertainment & more in the evening. Today 10am-8pm. See the 4th.

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Advanced/Performance Dance; Anderson. Youth ages 10-14 develop flexibility, learn advanced turns & leaps, & work on choreography for performances. No drop in. 6:30pm. $30/mo. Anderson Teen Center, 2889 E. Center St. (530)378-6656. Baby Bookworms; Redding Library. Children 6mo2½yrs & parent/caregiver enjoy story, fingerplays & playtime. Learn how early literacy activities build Developmental Assets. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:30-11:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Ballet & Tap Class Series; Anderson. Ages 8-13 are invited to learn the basics of ballet & tap. Have fun & grow your skills. Mons, 5:40-6:15pm, 8/26-10/7. $25/7-class series. Anderson Teen Center, 2889 E. Center St. (530)378-6656. Cooking At The Y; Redding. In this hands-on class children chop, measure, taste their creations & clean up - all part of the cooking experience. Ages 5-12. Mons, 3:30-4:30pm. $20/month (Y members $10), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622. Drums Alive - Kids Beat Classes; Redding. Students use stability balls as drums to improve left & right brain pathways, increase focus & to integrate toning, flexibility & rhythmical flow. Ages 9-12. Mons, 3:304:30pm. $20/mo (Y members $10), pre-reg. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N Court St. (530)246-9622. High School Power Tumble; Redding. Utilizes rod floor, tumble-trak & trampoline to enhance tumbling skills for cheer & gymnastics. 7-8pm. $50/mo. G-Force Gymnastics, 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831. Intro To Dance Class Series; Anderson. Ages 5-7 develop flexibility, learn turns & leaps, & work on choreography. 5:30-5:45pm, 10/7-11/11. $30/6 week series. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656. Kindermusik With Lyra Autumn Session; Redding. Come dance, sing, laugh, bond an learn while keeping a steady beat & matching pitch. Ages birth to 7yrs. Mons, 10-11am, thru 11/11. $20/ drop in, includes materials. 11455 Ridgewood Rd. (530)355-4747. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Enjoy a studio atmosphere & share time together creating memories through painting on ceramics. Studio fee: $3.50/ages 18 & under, $4.50/adults. 11-5pm. All Fired Up! 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638.

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Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Monday Open Gyms; Redding. Practice your own skills, or have fun watching your child run, jump & tumble. Safe, supervised & fun gym with lots of room to play. 2 age sessions: “Tiny Tots” ages 0-8 (older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm, $5/child; Ages 12+: 6-7pm, $5/child. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Pre-Teen/Teen After-School Sewing Classes; Redding. Students learn machine sewing & techniques like seam allowances, grain lines, pinning & pressing. Ages 11+. Mons, 3:45-5:45pm. $60/4 classes + materials. Sew Fabulous Studio, 851 Commerce St. (530)221-1608. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Children run, jump & tumble in a safe, supervised & fun environment. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-8, siblings welcome; must be supervised by adult. M/Tu/Th/F/ Sa, 11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center, 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Family Fun Bowling & Pizza Night; Redding. Bring friends & family for 2 hrs of unlimited bowling. Includes pizza. Ages 4 & up. Mon & Fri, 6:30-8:30pm. See the 4th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Mt. Shasta Farmers Market. Fresh local produce, plants, baked items, tamales & other delightful handmade goods. Cal Fresh EBT, WIC & senior farmer’s market coupons accepted. 3:30-6pm, thru mid-Oct. Castle St. at N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)436-2532. Parenting Workshop: Guidance & Discipline For Preschoolers; McCloud. Learn ways to help your child manage his/her behavior. Discuss challenges you’re facing & gain parenting ideas by sharing with other parents. Presented by Carla Charraga. 6-8pm. Free, includes dinner & childcare, pre-reg required. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. Tot Tumbling Program; Mt. Shasta. A fun parent & child gymnastics class series for young tumblers ages 3-5. Mondays, 10:30-11:30am, 10/7-28. Held at Mt. Shasta Gymnastics Center, 1014 N Mt. Shasta Blvd. Free, fills quickly; pre-reg early with the Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center (no drop-ins): (530)926-1400. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Nutrition Classes; Red Bluff. Ages pre-teens & up learn to make positive health & food choices in this “Be Healthy, Be Active” workshop series. Fun hands-on activities, recipes & food samples; learn to attain & maintain a healthy weight. Mons, 1-2:30pm, thru 11/25. Free, drop-ins welcome. Northern Valley Catholic Social Service, 220 Sycamore St. # 101. (530)528-7947.

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TUESDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Beginning Sign Language Class; Paradise. Learn & continue to build your American Sign Language skills. 11:30am-1:30pm. All ages welcome. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)8726320. Cheap Skate Night; Chico. Bring friends & family for a fun night of roller skating. Features weekly themes, games & family “hits” music. All ages. Tues, 6:308:30pm. $5.50, includes skate rental. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Family Special Needs Pot Luck & Support Group; Chico. Raising a child with special needs is challenging; build a supportive network & share. Children welcome, homework help & childcare provided. Bi-monthly. Potluck 5:30pm; group meets 6-8pm. ARC, 2020 Park Ave. (530)891-5865 x119. Paradise Tuesday Market. Meet local farmers, enjoy certified fresh produce & other items. 7:30am-12pm thru 10/15, rain or shine. Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Rd., next to PO. (520)893-3276.

Play Chess!; Chico. Learn to play chess with Chico Library teen volunteers. All ages welcome! 3-5pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library; Stories, songs & crafts for ages 3-5. 10am & 11am. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Choosing Quality Childcare. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 1st. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/ Th 3:30-5pm. See the 1st. “Practical Life” Toddler Activities; Chico. Fun hands-on activities related to everyday home life for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Tu, 10:30am. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 7-8:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Preschool Page Turners; Redding Library. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy storytime, a craft project & music. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:3011:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Teen Advisory Board Meeting; Redding. Teens may join the Redding Library Teen Advisory Board. Members help choose books & give their input about activities & library policies that affect teens. Grades 9-12. 6pm. Free, by application. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-7, older siblings welcome. M/ Tu/Th/F/Sa, 11am-12pm. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)2235483. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. Chess Group; Redding. Learn to play or practice playing games of chess; instructors facilitate. Ages youth & adult. 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 1st. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Guitar Hero; Redding Library. Geared for teens, but all kids welcome. 4-5pm. Free. See the 1st. Hula Dance Classes; Anderson. Learning hula is fun & helps harmonize body, mind & spirit. Ages 5 & up. Tues, 7-8:30pm. $5/class. See the 1st. Kindermusik With Lyra Autumn Session; Redding. Come dance, sing, laugh, bond an learn while keeping a steady beat & matching pitch. Tues, 1011am, 9/10-11/12. See the 1st. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 1st. Treasured Tuesdays At All Fired Up; Redding. Enjoy painting your own ceramic masterpiece for a special $2 studio fee. All ages. See the 1st. Yoga Classes; Anderson. Ages 5 & up are invited to learn a yoga style that’s understandable & doable by any age or fitness level. Tues, 5:30am OR 5:30pm. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Anger Management Workshop; McCloud. Learn skills to manage your stress & anger. Presented by Carla Charraga, certified anger replacement therapy facilitator. 5-7pm. Free, includes dinner & child care, must pre-reg. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up (younger w/parent participation). Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. Siskiyou Arts Bus, east side of Mount Shasta Library, 515 Alma St. (530)859-2309. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 1st. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 1st.


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

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WEDNESDAY BUTTE COUNTY

Adoptive Parents Support Group; Paradise. Are you an adoptive parent? Parents of all forms of adoption are invited to meet other adoptive parents to share support & encouragement. 9:3011:30am. Free. Paradise Family Resource Center, 6241 Skyway. (530)879-3861. Chess At The Oroville Library. Come play! 3-6pm. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Chico OVC (Organic Vegetable Project) Market. Offers organic produce grown by CSU, Chico students & staff. 11am-2pm. Located at CSU Chico, between the BMU & the Student Services Center Plaza. (530)898-4137. Children’s Storytime; Oroville. Songs, stories, music & craft activities. Ages 3-5. 11am-12pm. Free. Oroville Library Meeting Rm, 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Mid-Week Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Geared for preschool age & younger.11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Fine Motor Skills Toddler Activities; Chico. Ongoing hands-on fine motor skills enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 2nd.

Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. See the 8th. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. Weds. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Stories & singing to live music for ages 0-5 10:30am. See the 2nd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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THURSDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

After-School Storytime; Chico. Summertime stories & crafts for ages 6-9yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For those who love to knit & crochet; bring your projects. All ages.12pm. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Infant & Toddler Storytime; Paradise. Songs, story & music for little ones ages 0-3. 10am. Free. Paradise Branch Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Self-Care & Resources For Caregivers; Oroville. For those caring for someone else’s child or children. Facilitated group offers support, training for better self-care, & resources. 11am-1pm. The Greater Oroville Family Resource Center, 1720 Daryl Porter Way. (530)809-0444.

Come get creative at two hands-on workshops in Mt. Shasta! Hop aboard the Siskiyou Arts Bus for a festive time making masks & crafts at Halloween Fun on the Arts Bus; see the 19th (Siskiyou County). Let your imagination lead at a two-part Sunday Mask-Making Workshop where you’ll design a long-lasting creation; see the 13th (Siskiyou County).

Storytime At Durham Library. Enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/

Lil’ Cheer Stars Class; Redding. Kids ages 3-5 learn jumps, cheers, tumbling & cheering using pom poms. Weds, 6-6:45pm. $45/mo, start anytime. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Li’l Movers & Shakers, Redding. Ages 0-5 “Read for the Record,” enjoy healthy snacks & take home a free book. Wed & Th,10:30am. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Movie Mania; Redding Library. Free family movie & popcorn in the library’s Storytelling Arena. Features children’s titles, most rated G, some PG. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Come join the fun, with stories, songs, & games too! 11:30am12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818. Walking For Fitness & Adventure; Redding. This walking class takes place on various Redding trails & is geared for those who can walk at a good pace for at least an hour straight. Class begins & ends with stretching. Ages 18+. Weds, 10/9-11/13; 5:457:15pm. $25/series, by pre-reg. Redding Recreation Dept. (530) 225-4095. Discipline That Works; Redding. Free program for fathers, mothers & all adults taking care of children. Free; professional childcare offered. Weds, 6-7:30pm, year-round. See the 2nd. Work Of Art Wednesday; Redding. Paint-your-own ceramics studio activities. Fun for homeschoolers or as an after-school activity. Weds,11-5pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Children’s Storytime Dunsmuir Library; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages (infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:30-4:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Parenting Workshop: Setting Rules & Boundaries; Happy Camp. Learn effective ways to: encourage positive behavior; minimize frustration, anger & power struggles; promote self-worth; communicate love & support. Facilitated by Dr. Robert Hughes. 1-2:30pm. Free, pre-reg required. Happy Camp Family Resource Center, 38 Park Way. (530)493-5117. Yreka Farmers Market. Offer fresh produce & goods. 11am-2pm, thru Oct. A-1 Auto parking lot, 1409 S. Main St. (530)436-2610. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up.

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SHASTA COUNTY

Infant, Toddler, Preschool & Kindergarten Readiness Programs

3490 Placer St. (at Buenaventura) • Redding • (530) 243-2225 After-School Sewing Camps 4-wk session. Ages 6 and up Tues, Wed, or Thurs 3:30-5:30pm $60/child + supplies Halloween Workshops: Mommy & Me: Tulle Wreath For ages 5 and up. No Sewing. Sat, Oct. 5th 1-3pm $15+ No-Sew Tutu All ages. No Sewing. Fri, Oct. 18th 3-5pm $15+ Monster Doll Ages 6+ with sewing exp. Fri, Oct. 25th 3-5pm $25 All supplies included. Spooky Craft Camp Ages 5-10. No Sewing. Sat, Oct. 26th 10am-Noon $25 All supplies included.

530-221-1608 • www.SewFabulousStudio.com Located at 851 Commerce St. off Hilltop Dr. around the corner from IHOP

Th 3:30-5pm. See the 1st. Chico Homeschoolers’ Park Day; Chico. 1-4pm. Free. See the 3rd. Creative Art Activities! Preschool Time; Chico. Ongoing hands-on art activities designed for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 3rd. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for mothers of children of all ages.10:30am-12pm. See the 3rd. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Anderson Farmers Market; Anderson. Farm-fresh produce & handmade crafts & goods. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine! Shasta Outlets, 1699 Hwy 273. (530)357-4314. Anderson Library Storytime. Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week with firefighters from Anderson Fire Department. Learn about protective fire clothing, sit in a fire truck, hear a story about firefighters, & enjoy coloring, songs & crafts. 3:30pm. 3200 W. Center St. (530)365-7685. Barnesklubb; Palo Cedro. Norwegian kids’ club explores Scandinavia’s culture & heritage. Activities include cooking, rosemailing, weaving, language & folk dancing. All ages welcome. 2nd Thursdays, 5-7pm. Free. IOOF/Rebekah Hall, 22551 Silverlode Ln. (541)388-5004.  Li’l Movers & Shakers, Redding. Ages 0-5 “Read for the Record,” enjoy healthy snacks & take home a free book. Wed & Th,10:30am. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. 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. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games. Ages 10-17. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Frolickin’ Frogs Mommy & Me Tumbling Class; Redding. Child & adult participation class for ages 1830mos. 11-11:45am. 1st class free. See the 3rd. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:306:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 3rd. Little Explorers: Dinosaurs!; Redding. Enjoy dinosaur related activities & stories for 2-5 year-olds & their caregivers. 10am. See the 3rd. www.northstateparent.com • October 2013

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER Workshop: Strengthening Family Relationships; Mt. Shasta. Helps parents (& relatives!) develop tools & skills for building strong family ties. Presented by Talya Nicholson & Jennifer Bartholomew. 5-8pm, Free, dinner & childcare provided, pre-reg required. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up. Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. See the 8th. Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 3rd. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 1st. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Reading Readiness Program; Mt. Shasta. Parentchild (ages 3-6) interactive class. 10:30am. See the 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Chico Nursery School is celebrating their 45th anniversary with their annual Monster Dash & Fall Festival featuring food, games, prizes and more. See the 13th (Butte County).

Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Thursday Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 0-7: 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 5-6pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Etna Farmers Market: Final Market Of The Season. Visit Siskyou County’s beautiful Scott Valley & shop at Etna’s final farmers market of the growing season. 4:30-6:30pm. Located outside Dotty’s Restaurant, 404 N Hwy 3. (530)643-7876. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Workshop; Dorris. Presenter Arden Carr, LMFT, shares insights about trauma, attachment, discipline, & grandparents as healers. Get tips on how to care for yourself & learn about resources for your grandchild. Includes dinner & child care. All ages. 6-8pm. Free, pre-reg.

Butte Valley Community Resource Center, 232 South Oregon St. (530)397-2273. Joaquin Miller Conference; Mt. Shasta. 4-day event reflecting the 1850s experiences of Joaquin Miller in the Mt. Shasta region. Today meet the presenters; enjoy a guided exhibit tour & snacks (3pm & 4pm), no-host dinner/discussion at Trinity Café (6pm), & film viewing (7:30pm). Adults. $5/day or evening event; $25/4 days. Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, 1 North Old Stage Rd. (530)926-5508. Music & More! Classes; Yreka. Children ages 2-5 & their parent /caregiver learn songs & finger plays about families, self & autumn. Move to music & explore musical instruments from around the world. Facilitated by Bayla Greenspoon. Th, 10:30-11:30am, 10/10-31. Free, pre-reg required. Held at Yreka YMCA, 350 N. Foothill Dr. (530)842-1313.

Red Bluff Homeschool Support Group; Red Bluff. An evening of encouragement & inspiration for homeschooling parents. Includes informal meet & greet, prayer, devotion & informative topic discussion. Adults only. 2nd Tues, 7-9pm, thru May. Free, RSVP. North Valley Baptist Church, 345 David Ave. School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Join the fun at this developmental & educational play group. Explore with crafts, rhymes, songs, outdoor activities & book reading. Ages 0-5. 10:00-11:30am. Free. Corning Family Resource Center, 1480 South St. (530)824-4111. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multidiscipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 3rd.

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FRIDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Karaoke At Durham Library. Bring the family for karaoke fun. 2nd Fridays, 6pm. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. Les Misérables Musical; Chico. California Regional Theatre presents this epic musical tale set against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution. Winner of over 100 international awards, Les Misérables is a testament to the survival of the

human spirit. Features a large cast & live orchestra. Recommended for ages 10 & up. Today 7:30pm. $18.50-$25. Center for the Arts, 1475 East Ave. (1800)722-4522. 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. Toy van visits. 10am. 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323. Toddler Storytimes; Chico. Stories, songs & action rhymes for ages 3 & under. Two sessions: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 4th. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 4th. Kids In Motion: Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 4th. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. Call for new times. Free. See the 4th. Teen Night At Cal Skate; Chico. Bring friends & enjoy a themed night of roller skating. 5 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 4th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 4th.

GLENN COUNTY

Country Pumpkins Haunted Corn Maze; Orland. This nighttime 10-acre maze comes alive with ghosts, vampires, grim reapers & more…to scare you, creep you & amuse you. Ages 10 & up. Starts 7pm, line closes 10pm. $8/person, bring flashlight. Country Pumpkins, 7152 Hwy 32. (530)865-1575.

SHASTA COUNTY

Alive After Five Art Night; Redding. Relax & unwind with refreshments & desserts while painting with family & friends. 2nd Fridays, 5-8pm. $3 studio fee per painter. Call to reserve a table. All Fired Up, 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Kids have fun painting from 11-8pm. Studio fee $3.50/ child 12 & under, $4.50/teens & adults. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Toddler Tales Storytime At Redding Library. Enjoy stories, music & crafts in the children’s story room. Ages 1½-3yrs. 10:30am. Ask about playing the Wee Read game! 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER Baby Play & Learn Class; Redding. Instructor-led class for new moms, dads & caregivers of babies ages birth-12mos. Free. See the 4th. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. Family Fun Bowling & Pizza Night; Redding. Bring friends & family for 2 hrs of unlimited bowling. Includes pizza. Ages 4 & up. Mon & Fri, 6:30-8:30pm. See the 4th. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 4th. Leapin’ Lizards Class; Redding. Designed for the “child in transition,” ages 2-3. 11am. See the 4th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 4th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9-11pm. See the 4th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Joaquin Miller Conference; Mt. Shasta. Day 2 of 4-day event. Learn about Joaquin Miller’s 1850s experiences in the Mt. Shasta region. Today features 6 presentations, tours & evening film viewing. Starts 9am. Adults. $5/day or evening admission; $25/4 days. Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, 1 N Old Stage Rd. (530)926-5508. Painting For Adults; Mt. Shasta. Ages 13-adult, beginners thru advanced. Fri, 1-4pm & Sat, 12-3pm. See the 4th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

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

WEEKEND

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SATURDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Book Sale At Paradise Library. Offers a wonderful selection of gently used books at a great price. 10am-3pm. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Brand-New Stories Storytime; Chico. Come enjoy new stories (plus a few older favorites)! All ages. 2pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Forest Ranch Fall Festival; Forest Ranch. Unique crafts made by local artisans, a flea market, fun kids’ activities (including a bounce house & face painting), food & more. All ages. 10am-4pm. Free admission. Mountain Joy Bible Fellowship, 15522 Nopel Ave. (530)566-1099. Movie At The Oroville Library. Enjoy an all-ages movie. 1pm. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Oroville Community Farmers Market. Offers fresh produce & goods. 7:30am-12pm, thru Oct. Municipal Auditorium parking lot on Montgomery St. (between Huntoon & Myers Sts). (530)893-3276. Spanish Storytime; Chico. Monthly storytime features stories, songs & a craft for all ages, in Spanish. 2pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2726. 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. 7:30am1pm year-round at 2nd & Wall St. See the 5th. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. All ages/ abilities welcome. 10-12am. See the 5th. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 5th. Les Misérables Musical; Chico. An award-winning musical that’s a testament to the survival of the human spirit. Features a large cast & live orchestra. Ages 10 & up. Today 7:30pm. See the 11th. Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 5th.

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

Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 4th.

GLENN COUNTY

Country Pumpkins’ Haunted Corn Maze; Orland. Ages 10 & up. 7pm-10pm. See the 11th.

SHASTA COUNTY

All About Scouting Day; Redding. Join your local Boy Scout troops & packs for fun games & activities. Everyone’s invited to “be a Scout for the day.” All ages. 10am-2pm. Free. Sequoia Middle School, 1805 Sequoia St. (530)515-1602. Celebrating California: Honoring Founding Families; Anderson. Today Hawes farm becomes a living history lesson, honoring those with long-time county roots. Ethnic dancing, food, storytelling, historical society booths, live music & more. Seasonal attractions too: corn maze, haunted features, zip lines, kids play area, train rides & much more. 10am-11pm. $12.95/admission. 21923 Dersch Rd.(530)365-8488. Date Night At All Fired Up; Redding. Relax & unwind while enjoy creative fun together. 5-8pm. $3/couple studio fee + cost of ceramics. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638.

“Earth’s Treasures” Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show; Anderson. A great 2-day family event that’s educational & fun. Kids’ booth, displays, demos, gold panning, silent auction, food, door prizes, raffle, & dealers selling gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals, fossils, beads, tools & collectibles. Today 9am-5pm. Free admission. Shasta District Fairgrounds, 1890 Biggs St. (530)722-7133. Family Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. Families create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school activity. $3/ family. Sat,11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)2261638. Family Second Saturday: Bat Weekend! Redding. Bats are often-misunderstood creatures. Learn the truth about them through bat-inspired games & activities, & meet live bats with Corky Quirk from NorCal Bat Rescue! 11am-3pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Redding Farmers Market. Enjoy a great selection of farm-fresh produce & handmade products. 7:30am12pm, thru 12/21. Civic Center West Parking Lot, 777 Cypress Ave. (530)226-7100. Redding Handbell Festival Concert; Redding.

Handbell Choirs combine to perform massed numbers. Individual handbell choirs will perform solo numbers. Children welcome. 4:30pm. Free. Simpson University Heritage Life Center, 2211 College View Dr. (530)275-4770. Safe Haven Horse Rescue’s Volunteer Work Day & Lunch; Cottonwood. Meet rescued horses & learn about the ranch. Help brush, groom, give out treats, clean water barrels & pens, organize & clean tack & tack room, & help with projects. Lunch served to volunteers. 2nd Sat. 9am-3pm. 3950 W. Anderson Rd. (530)347-4941. The Magic Is In The Soil Workshop; Redding. Come learn from Ken Waranius, owner of Redding Compost Tea, about the chemical, physical & biological properties of soil. Find how to make bad soil good & good soil great!    10am-12pm. $3 (members free). Turtle Bay Exploration Park West Garden Entrance, 1100 Arboretum Dr. (530)242-3178. Debra Lynn’s Childgarden Chef Cooking Classes; Anderson. Children ages 5 & up learn basic cooking skills & safety in the kitchen. See the 5th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am-12:30pm. See the 5th. Nash Ranch October Weekends; Redding. Daily full range of harvest fun for the entire family, includes haunted house & corn maze on Fri & Sat to 11pm. See the 5th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Sat. Two sessions. Ages 0-8 ( “Tiny Tots,” older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 122pm. See the 5th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 4th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9pm-Midnight. See the 4th. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 5th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Ballroom & Latin Dance Class & Practice Party; Mt. Shasta. Learn ballroom dances from fun pro instructors, then practice your moves at a dance party. All ages & levels. 7-10pm on 2nd & 4th Sats. $7/lesson; $10/lesson+dance. Mt. Shasta City Park’s Dudes & Daises Bldg.,1350 Nixon Rd. (415)215-2652. Bike-toberfest 2013; McCloud. Fun family event featuring 5k, 10k, 50k & 100k bike rides, children’s bike rodeo (ages 5 & up), face painting, cyclocross races, food, music & more. Rides start 8am, bike rodeo 1pm, cyclocross 12pm. Bike rodeo free; Rides $35-$45. Benefits the Great Shasta Rail Trail. Downtown McCloud, Main St. (530)964-3113.  Family Game Night: McCloud. Bring the family for an evening of hands-on fun playing a variety of board games. Includes free dinner. 5-7pm. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota. (530)964-3250. Joaquin Miller Conference; Mt. Shasta. Day 3 of 4-day event. Learn about the 1850s experiences of Joaquin Miller in the Mt. Shasta region. Today: optional coffee get-together, 8 presentations, nohost lunch & dinner, & evening World Music Concert. Starts 9am. Adults. $5/day or evening admission; $25/4 days. Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, 1 North Old Stage Rd. (530)926-5508. Rinktoberfest!; Mt. Shasta. Fun evening of dinner & booty-shaking music, benefiting the Siskiyou Ice Rink. Features Yogoman Burning Band, German fare (w/vegetarian option), raffle, silent & dessert auctions & more. Doors open 5:30pm. $20, includes dinner & dance. Tix at Shasta Base Camp & Village books in Mt. Shasta. Mt. Shasta City Park Upper Lodge, 1315 Nixon Rd. (530)926-5631. Shasta Mountain Film Festival; Weed. View award winning films at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival hosted by the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center. Come early for food, raffle items & giveaways. Doors open 5pm, Films start 6pm. $15/adult, $10/student. College of the Siskiyous, 800 College Ave. (530)926-5655. Painting For Adults; Mt. Shasta. Ages 13-adult, beginners thru advanced. Fri, 1-4pm & Sat, 12-3pm. See the 4th. www.northstateparent.com • October 2013

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER TEHAMA COUNTY

Calico Faire; Red Bluff. Kid’s costume contest & parade, fun run/walk (8:30am), pony rides, game booths, bounce houses, music & entertainment, floral arrangement (w/pumpkin) contest, Great Pumpkin Bake-off (child & adult division), vendor & food booths, & raffles. All ages. 9am-3pm. Free entry, game tix 25¢ ea or 5/$1. Tehama County Fair Grounds, 650 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff. (530)527-6727. Pumpkinhead Family Bike Ride; Red Bluff. Fun family bike ride to benefit outdoor recreation & education projects, including trails. Choose from 4 different routes, from 3K-15K. Scarecrow contest too! All ages.10am. $20/adult, $10/age 14 & under. Ridgeway Park, 19725 Ridge Rd. (530)526-7649. Frontier Village Farmer’s Market; Red Bluff. Yearround certified market at 645 Antelope Blvd. 8am1pm, rain or shine. See the 5th. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multidiscipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 3rd.

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SUNDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Monster Dash & Fall Festival; Chico. To celebrate Chico Nursery School’s 45th anniversary, enjoy the 5K run & festival with food, games, prizes, Mini Monster Dash, & silent auction located at Bidwell Park’s One Mile Recreation Picnic Area. All ages. Monster Dash 9am, Fall Festival 10:302:00. Call for prices. 500 S. Park Dr. (530)321-4132. Richard Cionco Piano Concert; Chico. Cionco is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, Steinway artist & piano professor at CSU, Sacramento. He will perform a memorable recital of piano music by Bach, Siloti, Schumann, Janacek, Liszt & Cionco. All ages. 2pm. $6-15. Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, 400 West First St. (530)898-6333. Les Misérables Musical; Chico. An award-winning musical that’s a testament to the survival of the human spirit. Features a large cast & live orchestra. Ages 10 & up. Today 2pm. See the 11th.

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

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Joaquin Miller Conference: Two Cabins Tour; Mt. Shasta. Final day of 4-day event features a guided tour & hike. Learn about the 1850s experiences of Joaquin Miller in the Mt. Shasta region. 9am-2pm. Adults. $10/tour or $25/4 days. Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, 1 North Old Stage Rd. (530)926-5508. Magic Tricks Workshop Series; Mt. Shasta. Disappear, levitate, multiply & vanish! Learn tricks from a professional magician. Ages 7-16. Three dates: Oct 6, 13 & 20, 2-3:30pm. $10/workshop, or $25/3 workshops, pre reg, space limited. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296.  Mask-Making Workshop; Mt. Shasta. A 2-part series for making special masks that will last. Create animals, aliens, dragons or whatever your imagination reveals. $15 for both sessions (continues Sun, Oct 20); pre-reg required. Ages 7 to adult. 4:30-6pm. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296. 

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MONDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Fun ongoing hands-on science enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 7th. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Advanced/Performance Dance; Anderson. Youth ages 10-14 develop flexibility, learn advanced turns & leaps, & work on choreography for performances. No drop in. 6:30pm. $30/mo. Anderson Teen Center, 2889 E. Center St. (530)378-6656. High School Power Tumble; Redding. Utilizes rod floor, tumble-trak & trampoline to enhance tumbling skills for cheer & gymnastics. 7-8pm. $50/mo. G-Force

Gymnastics, 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831. Intro To Dance Class Series; Anderson. Ages 5-7 develop flexibility, learn turns & leaps, & work on choreography. 5:30-5:45pm, 10/7-11/11. $30/6 week series. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Baby Bookworms; Redding Library. For infants & toddlers ages 6mos-2½yrs, with their caregiver. 10:30am. Free. See the 7th. Family Fun Bowling & Pizza Night; Redding. Bring friends & family for 2 hrs of unlimited bowling. Includes pizza. Ages 4 & up. Mon & Fri, 6:30-8:30pm. See the 4th. Kindermusik With Lyra Autumn Session; Redding. Come dance, sing, laugh, bond an learn while keeping a steady beat & matching pitch. Mon, 1011am, thru 11/11. See the 7th. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 11am-5pm. See the 7th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Monday Open Gyms; Redding. 2 age sessions: “Tiny Tots” ages 0-8 (older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 12+: 6-7pm. See the 7th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Mt. Shasta Farmers Market. Fresh local produce, plants, baked items, tamales & other delightful handmade goods. Cal Fresh EBT, WIC & senior farmer’s market coupons accepted. 3:30-6pm, thru mid-Oct. Castle St. at N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530)436-2532. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

GLENN COUNTY

Country Pumpkins’ Haunted Corn Maze; Orland. Ages 10 & up. 7pm-10pm. See the 11th.

SHASTA COUNTY

“Earth’s Treasures” Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show; Anderson. A great 2-day family event that’s educational & fun. Kids’ booth, displays, demos, gold panning, silent auction, food, door prizes, raffle, & dealers selling gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals, fossils, beads, tools & collectibles. Today 10am-4pm. Free admission. Shasta District Fairgrounds, 1890 Biggs St. (530)722-7133. Family Second Sunday: Bat Weekend! Redding. Bats are often-misunderstood creatures. Learn the truth about them through bat-inspired games & activities, & meet live bats with Corky Quirk from NorCal Bat Rescue! 11am-3pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Farmers Market At Turtle Bay; Redding. Buy local & get nothing but the best for your family. Wide selection of certified local fruits, vegetables & artisan goods. All ages. 8am-12pm, thru 10/20. Turtle Bay parking lot, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)226-7100. Celebrating California: Honoring Founding Families; Anderson. Today, Hawes farm becomes a living history lesson. Ethnic dancing, food, storytelling, historical society booths, live music, seasonal farm attractions & more. Today 10am to dusk. See the 12th. Fish Feeding At Turtle Bay; Redding. Wed-Sun, 10:30am. See the 6th. Nash Ranch October Weekends; Redding. Daily full range of harvest fun for the entire family, includes haunted house & corn maze on Fri & Sat to 11pm. See the 5th. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9-11pm unlimited bowling. See the 6th.

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TEHAMA COUNTY

Nutrition Classes; Red Bluff. Fun workshop series for ages pre-teens & up. Mons, 1-2:30pm, thru 11/25. Free. see the 7th.

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TUESDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Beginning Sign Language Class; Paradise. Learn & continue to build your American Sign Language skills. 11:30am1:30pm. All ages welcome. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Cheap Skate Night; Chico. Bring friends & family for a fun night of roller skating. Features weekly themes, games & family “hits” music. All ages. Tues, 6:308:30pm. $5.50, includes skate rental. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Paradise Tuesday Market. Meet local farmers, enjoy certified fresh produce & other items. 7:30am-12pm thru 10/15, rain or shine. Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Rd., next to PO. (520)893-3276. Play Chess!; Chico. Learn to play chess with Chico Library teen volunteers. All ages welcome! 3-5pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library; Stories, songs & crafts for ages 3-5. 10am & 11am. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. SFJAZZ Collective Concert; Chico. Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the SFJAZZ Collective performs its greatest works from the past decade, ranging from a fresh take on classics, to several of the collective’s original compositions. All ages. 7:30pm. $18-$32. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. Tiny Tennis Class Series; Chico. Parent-participation class for ages 3-5 to learn to love tennis through fun games that enhance hand-eye coordination. Kids learn the basics of group manners too! T/Th, 10/1531. 9am-9:30am. $22/series, pre-reg. Community Park Tennis Courts. (530)895-4711. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Breastfeeding. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 1st. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/ Th 3:30-5pm. See the 1st. “Practical Life” Toddler Activities; Chico. Fun hands-on activities related to everyday home life for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Tu, 10:30am. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

OktoberFEST: Harvest Of The Arts; Redding. Fundraiser dinner, dance, auction & raffle. Benefits South Shasta County Youth Arts, supporting performing arts programs for youth. 6pm. Ages 21+. $40/person, $75/couple, $280/table of 8. The White House, Churn Creek Golf Course, 7335 Churn Creek Rd. (530)487-0777. Preschool Page Turners; Redding Library. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy a special storytime, craft & music. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:3011:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. Chess Group; Redding. Learn to play or practice playing games of chess; instructors facilitate. Ages youth & adult. 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 1st. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Guitar Hero; Redding Library. Geared for teens, but all kids welcome. 4-5pm. Free. See the 1st. Hula Dance Classes; Anderson. Learning hula is fun & helps harmonize body, mind & spirit. Ages 5 & up. Tues, 7-8:30pm. $5/class. See the 1st.


GOING PLACES OCTOBER Kindermusik With Lyra Autumn Session; Redding. Come dance, sing, laugh, bond an learn while keeping a steady beat & matching pitch. Tue, 1011am, thru 11/12. See the 1st. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 1st. Treasured Tuesdays At All Fired Up; Redding. Enjoy painting your own ceramic masterpiece for a special $2 studio fee. All ages. See the 1st. Yoga Classes; Anderson. Ages 5 & up are invited to learn a yoga style that’s understandable & doable by any age or fitness level. Tues, 5:30am OR 5:30pm. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up. Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. See the 8th. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 1st. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 1st. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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WEDNESDAY BUTTE COUNTY

Chess At The Oroville Library. Come play! 3-6pm. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Chico OVC (Organic Vegetable Project) Market. Offers organic produce grown by CSU, Chico students & staff. 11am-2pm. Located at CSU Chico, between the BMU & the Student Services Center Plaza. (530)898-4137. 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. Mid-Week Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Geared for preschool age & younger.11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Fine Motor Skills Toddler Activities; Chico. Ongoing hands-on fine motor skills enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 2nd.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY

Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: The Power of Community Summit; Sacramento. Join parent partners & professionals in the family-strengthening field. Workshops emphasize innovative strategies, research-informed practices & strategic partnerships that focus on child abuse prevention & early intervention. Ages 18+. 10/16-17. $175. Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J St. (714)517-1900 x203.

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

International Special Needs Conference; San Francisco. 3-day conference: Young Children with Special Needs & Their Families. 2013 theme is Bridging Research, Policy & Practice…Every Day, Every Chance, Every Child. Top researchers, policymakers, practitioners & families share innovative approaches. Call for cost; stipends available for eligible families. 10/16-18. Hilton San Francisco Union Square. (406)543-0872.

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

Movie Mania; Redding Library. Free family movie & popcorn in the library’s Storytelling Arena. Features children’s titles, most rated G, some PG. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Come join the fun, with stories, songs, & games too! 11:30am12:30pm. Yamato: The Drummers of Japan; Redding. Described as pure energy meets spiritual high, Yamato performs the centuries old tradition of taiko drumming in a modern & thrilling production. Yamato is enthusiastically enjoyed by audiences of all ages 7:30-10:30pm. $28-$48. Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market St. (530)243-8877. Discipline That Works; Redding. Free program for fathers, mothers & all adults taking care of children. Free; professional childcare offered. Weds, 6-7:30pm, year-round. See the 2nd. Walking For Fitness & Adventure; Redding. This walking class takes place on various Redding trails 5:45-7:15pm. See the 9th. Work Of Art Wednesday; Redding. Paint-your-own ceramics studio activities. Fun for homeschoolers or as an after-school activity. Weds,11-5pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Attachment Workshop: Supporting Children With Challenging Behaviors; Mt. Shasta. Holly van Gulden, international expert on attachment, shares techniques that support child & parent/caregiver attachment, & how to work with challenging behaviors. Learn basic theories of attachment, & why these techniques are so effective. 5:30-8pm. Free, dinner provided, pre-reg. Call for location. (530)926-1400. Children’s Storytime Dunsmuir Library; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages (infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:30-4:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Halloween Cards & Banners; Mt. Shasta. Create Halloween décor, banners & cards. Ages 6 & up. 2pm: cards only; 3:30pm: banners & cards. $15, supplies included. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296.  Workshop: Depression & Expectant Mothers; McCloud. Presenter Donna Bringenberg discusses aspects of depression: how to tell if you are depressed, its causes, how to deal with it, medications, & coping after your baby is born. 6-8pm. Free, includes dinner & child care, pre-reg required. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304

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SHASTA COUNTY

Lil’ Cheer Stars Class; Redding. Kids ages 3-5 learn jumps, cheers, tumbling & cheering using pom poms. Weds, 6-6:45pm. $45/mo, start anytime. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Li’l Movers & Shakers, Redding. Ages 0-5 “Read for the Record,” enjoy healthy snacks & take home a free book. Wed & Th,10:30am. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252.

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W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. Yreka Farmers Market. Offers fresh produce & goods. 11am-2pm, thru Oct. A-1 Auto parking lot, 1409 S. Main St. (530)436-2610. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up. Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. See the 8th. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Stories & singing to live music for ages 0-5 10:30am. See the 2nd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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THURSDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

After-School Storytime; Chico. Summertime stories & crafts for ages 6-9yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Caregiver Self-Care & Resource Training; Chico. For those caring for someone else’s child or children. Facilitated group offers support, resources, & training for better self-care. 1st & 3rd Th, 11am-1pm. Butte College Foster/Kinship Care Ed Center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. (530)897-6235. Chico Doula Circle Workshop; Chico. Educational workshops related to pregnancy, labor, birth & breastfeeding. Hosted by four local doulas. Ages all. 1st & 3rd Th, 7-8:30pm. Free. La Casita Primera Preschool, 2035 Esplanade. (530)513-4049. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For those who love to knit & crochet bring your projects. All ages.12pm. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Hunter’s Moon Dinner & Silent Auction; Chico. Fundraiser for the Chico Creek Nature Center – a great opportunity to support the center’s educational programs & animal care. All ages. 6-9pm. $50/ ticket. Chico Women’s Club, 5925 E. 3rd St. (530)891-4671. Infant & Toddler Storytime; Paradise. Songs, story & music for little ones ages 0-3. 10am. Free. Paradise Branch Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Parent Cafe; Paradise. Make new friends, share ideas, learn about resources, build a stronger community. For families with children ages 0-5. Dinner, games & activities for children. 5:30-7pm. Free. Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center, 6249 Skyway. (530)872-3896. STOMP; Chico. Percussion sensation STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty & utterly unique. Expect an unforgettable high-energy experience of magnificent rhythms. Perfect family entertainment. 7:30pm. $55-$70. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333.  Storytime At Durham Library. Enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. Wii At Chico Library; Chico. Beat the heat. Play New Wii games at Chico Library. Ages 12-17. 3rd Th of every month. 3-4:30pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Cheernastics Class; Chico. 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 3rd. Creative Art Activities! Preschool Time; Chico. Ongoing hands-on art activities designed for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 3rd. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for mothers of children of all ages.10:30am-12pm. See the 3rd. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER SISKIYOU COUNTY

Join Chico's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, an inspiring all-ages non-competitive walk in beautiful Bidwell Park, supporting breast cancer awareness and related programs. See the 19th (Butte County.) Photo by Chad Billings, Billings Photography.

SHASTA COUNTY

Adoptive Parents Support Group: “Coffee & Conversation”; Redding. Adoptive parents meet to share, problem solve, give & receive support. 1011:30am. Childcare available. Call for location: Lilliput Children’s Services. (530)722-9092. Anderson Farmers Market; Anderson. Farm-fresh produce & handmade crafts & goods. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine! Shasta Outlets, 1699 Hwy 273. (530)357-4314. Anderson Library Storytime. Today’s featured story: The Principal from the Black Lagoon Kid’s enjoy songs, crafts, stickers, & take home back-to- school supplies. 3:30pm. Free. 3200 W. Center St. (530)3657685. Bereaved Parents Support Group; Redding. For parents or grandparents grieving the death of a child of any age. 1st & 3rd Thursday, 7-8:30pm. Free, drop-in okay. Five week children & teens grief support groups also available based on need. Call for info. Mercy Medical Center Board Room, 2175 Rosaline Ave. (530)245-4070. Frolickin’ Frogs Mommy & Me Tumbling Class; Redding. Child & adult participation class for ages 18-30mos. 11-11:45am. 1st class free. See the 3rd. Li’l Movers & Shakers, Redding. Ages 0-5 “Read for the Record,” enjoy healthy snacks & take home a

free book. Wed & Th,10:30am. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Roots & Shoots Jane Goodall Youth Program; Redding. Join today’s adventure for a chance to spot southbound migrating birds at Anderson River Park. Check pond & river water quality; look for signs of wildlife. All ages. Free. Meet 9am at Anderson River Park’s Kiddieland. Call two days ahead to confirm. (530)347-1687. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games. Ages 10-17. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:306:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 3rd. Little Explorers: Dinosaurs!; Redding. Enjoy dinosaur related activities & stories for 2-5 year-olds & their caregivers. 10am. See the 3rd. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Thursday Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 0-7: 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 5-6pm. See the 3rd.

Workshop: Discipline & Developmental Needs; Mt. Shasta. Learn positive discipline techniques for working with a child’s negative behaviors. Presented by Talya Nicholson & Jennifer Bartholomew. 5-8pm. Free, includes dinner & childcare, pre-reg required. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up. Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. See the 1st. Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 3rd. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 1st. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:156:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Reading Readiness Program; Mt. Shasta. Parentchild (ages 3-6) interactive class. 10:30am. See the 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Join the fun at this developmental & educational play group. Explore with crafts, rhymes, songs, outdoor activities & book reading. Ages 0-5. 10:00-11:30am. Free. Corning Family Resource Center, 1480 South St. (530)824-4111. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multidiscipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 3rd.

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FRIDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Fantastic Friday Playgroup; Chico. An entire gym is open for play, for ages walking-5yrs with an adult (max 2 kids per adult). 1st & 3rd Fridays,10-12pm. $10 (members $5); siblings +$1. Athletic Horizons, 415 Otterson Dr. (530)893-4967. JEI Learning Center Grand Opening; Chico. Parents & teachers are invited to a ribbon cutting, presentation & short parent conference. Snacks & beverages served; first 10 people receive a prize. For students in grades K-9. 4-6pm. Free. 2500 Zanella Way Suite B. (530)267-1300. STOMP; Chico. Percussion sensation STOMP is

explosive, inventive, provocative, witty & utterly unique. Expect an unforgettable high-energy experience of magnificent rhythms. Perfect family entertainment. 7:30pm. $55-$70. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333.  Stories, Songs & Crafts At Paradise Library. Bring little ones ages 3-5 to enjoy stories & craft making, & songs too! 11-11:45am. 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Storytime At Gridley Library. Storytime, music & crafting fun for children of all ages. Toy van visits. 10am. 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323. Toddler Storytimes; Chico. Stories, songs & action rhymes for ages 3 & under. Two sessions: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 4th. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 4th. Kids In Motion Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 4th. Les Misérables Musical; Chico. An award-winning musical that’s a testament to the survival of the human spirit. Features a large cast & live orchestra. Ages 10 & up. Today 7:30pm. See the 11th. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. Call for new times. Free. See the 4th. Teen Night At Cal Skate; Chico. Bring friends & enjoy a themed night of roller skating. 5 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 4th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 4th.

GLENN COUNTY

Country Pumpkins’ Haunted Corn Maze; Orland. Ages 10 & up. 7pm-10pm. See the 11th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Halloween Haunt Night & Spooky Lagoon; Redding. Visit a haunted house on water. Explore it’s rooms while being pulled in a raft. Trick-or-treating, costume parade, kids’ carnival games, food & snacks. 2 nights; tonight is not as scary for little ones. 6-9pm. $5/ages 3+; under 3 free; family packs $30; raises funds to feed families. Redding Aquatic Center, 44 Quartz Hill Rd. (530)225-4095. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Kids have fun painting from 11am-8pm. Studio fee $3.50/ child 12 & under, $4.50/teens & adults. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. No-Sew Tutu Workshop; Redding. Need a tutu for Halloween? Both kids & adults can make a simple, no-sew tutu. All ages. 3-5pm. $15 +materials,

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER pre-reg. Sew Fabulous Studio, 851 Commerce St. (530)221-1608. Silent Film Festival Opening Night; Redding. Tonight features comedies from 1916 & the 1920’s, with live accompaniment by world-class master pianist, Frederick Hodges. Ages 12+. 6pm & 8pm showings. $8/adv., $10/door, child 12 & under free; all-fest 2-day pass $45. Old City Hall, 1313 Market St. (530)241-7320. Spaghetti Family Fundraiser; Redding . Enjoy spaghetti dinner, games & activities for children, silent auction, & raffles for adults & children. Take-out available. Benefits Lassen View Early Learning Center classroom. 5-7pm. $6. 705 Lassen View Elementary School cafeteria, 705 Loma Vista Dr. (530)221-4477. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Toddler Tales Storytime At Redding Library. Enjoy stories, music & crafts in the children’s story room. Ages 1½-3yrs. 10:30-11:30am. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)2457253. Baby Play & Learn Class; Redding. Instructor-led class for new moms, dads & caregivers of babies ages birth-12mos. Free. See the 4th. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. Family Fun Bowling & Pizza Night; Redding. Bring friends & family for 2 hrs of unlimited bowling. Includes pizza. Ages 4 & up. Mon & Fri, 6:30-8:30pm. See the 4th. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 4th. Leapin’ Lizards Class; Redding. Designed for the “child in transition,” ages 2-3. 11am. See the 4th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 4th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9-11pm. See the 4th.

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

management options. 10/19-20: Sat, 9am-4pm & Sun, 9am-1pm. $125/couple, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Ed. Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite #120. (530)332-3970. Chinese Storytime; Chico. Stories, songs & a craft for all ages. 10:30am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Exploration Hike; Chico. Join Naturalist Kurt Geiger for a new perspective at 5 Mile Recreation Area, one of the most popular spots in Bidwell Park. All ages. 1011:30am. $10 suggested donation. Call for meeting location & to register. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. 8th St. (530)891-4671. Festival Of Roses; Chico. Features about 1,000 roses! Includes children’s activities, rose exhibits, arts & crafts. All ages. 1-4pm Free. Our Divine Savior Catholic Church Social Hall, 566 E. Lassen Ave. (530)343-9707. Harvest Fest; Oroville. Choose from many activities at this fun festival. Costume parade, bean bag toss, howling contest, haunted hallway, face painting, cake walk, delicious food, fishing hole & much more! All ages. 11-3pm. Free admission. 917 Kelly Ridge Rd. (530)538-2219.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk; Chico. 4th annual American Cancer Society’s walk is noncompetitive & fun for families. Benefits breast cancer research, & local ed & support programs. 7:30am. Free. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Chico, Bidwell Park, 1113 Woodland Ave. (1-800)227-2345 Oroville Community Farmers Market. Offers fresh produce & goods. 7:30am-12pm, thru Oct. Municipal Auditorium parking lot on Montgomery St. (between Huntoon & Myers Sts). (530)893-3276. Paradise Lake Adventure Relay; Magalia. Kayak (3mi), bike (10mi) & run (3mi) in either individual or team divisions. If it rains, prepare for extreme mud! Proceeds benefit the Paradise Volunteer Firefighters. All ages. 8:45am mandatory briefing, 9am start. $45/ individuals, $70/team. Paradise Lake, parking lot below picnic area, Lucretia Rd. Reg info: (530)877-6876 . Young Frankenstein Musical Comedy; Chico. IT'S ALIVE! Young Frankenstein is monstrously good entertainment, springing from the creative genius of Mel Brooks. Where else can you witness a singing-&dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made? Ages 13 & up. 7:30pm. $20/adult, $12/child. Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Rd. (530)894-3282.

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SISKIYOU COUNTY

Movement & Music Classes; Mt. Shasta. Lively parent participation class encourages singing, rhythm, coordination & dance. Children learn musical tunes & play little instruments. Babies-4yrs. Fridays, 10:30-11:30am, 10/18-11/22. $36/series, $10/ drop in. Held at Mt. Shasta Martial Arts, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Pre-reg at Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center. (530)859-2309. Painting For Adults; Mt. Shasta. Ages 13-adult, beginners thru advanced. Fri, 1-4pm & Sat, 12-3pm. See the 4th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

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

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SATURDAY

BUTTE COUNTY

Brand-New Stories Storytime; Chico. Come enjoy new stories (plus a few older favorites)! All ages. 2pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Celebrate Museum Row; Oroville. Jam-packed, funfilled day for individuals, families & friends. Festively dressed museum docents entice you with historic trivia & special displays. Food & beverages; mystery word game with prizes. 11am-4pm. $5 admits up to 5 people. 1067 Montgomery St. (530) 538-2401. Childbirth Preparation Weekend Workshop; Chico. Trained registered nurses help prepare expectant parents for birth, newborn care & breastfeeding. Promotes personal choices, including natural breathing, relaxation techniques & pain

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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. 7:30am1pm year-round at 2nd & Wall St. See the 5th. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. All ages/ abilities welcome. 10-12am. See the 5th. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 5th. Les Misérables Musical; Chico. An award-winning musical that’s a testament to the survival of the human spirit. Features a large cast & live orchestra. Ages 10 & up. Today 7:30pm. See the 11th. Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under, strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 5th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 4th.

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Country Pumpkins’ Haunted Corn Maze; Orland. Ages 10 & up. 7pm-10pm. See the 11th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Boulder Creek’s Annual Boulder Bash; Redding. Mark your calendars for this harvest festival for families. Features a cakewalk, games (tix 25¢), face painting & good food. Come in costume. 2-7pm. PreK-8th grade. Free. Boulder Creek School Cafeteria , 505 Springer Dr. (530)224-4140. California Rave; Redding. Includes 3k run (at your own pace) with exciting “Ravefit” stages featuring DJs, music, lights & dancing. After the run, eat & dance! Prize for most unique costume. 6pm. Adults: $32/ presale, $40/event day; Child 12 & under: $20/ presale, $30/event day. Redding Soccer Park, 9800 Old Oregon Trail. (530)221-2344. Date Night At All Fired Up; Redding. Relax & unwind while enjoy creative fun together. 5-8pm. $3/couple studio fee + cost of ceramics. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Fall-A-Palooza; Anderson. Annual family event with bounce houses, food, games & prizes. Come in costume. 4-6pm. Free. Anderson Church of Christ, 3434 North St. (530)365-1200. Family Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. Families create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school activity. $3/family. Sat,11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. North State Skate Series Final Competition; Anderson. The final stop of this 4-skatepark event, see the best of the best compete for prizes. Food, music, prizes & some of the most impressive skateboarding you will see in the region. All ages.10am-7pm. $15. Anderson Skate Park at Volonte Park, 2500 Emily Dr. (530)605-5193. North State Symphony Chamber Concert: The Gleaming Brass; Redding. A special performance featuring the brass section of the North State Symphony. All ages (mature children). 2 pm. Tix, call the Cascade Theatre Box Office. Old City Hall, 1313 Market St. (530)243-8877. Ornamental Grasses In The Garden; Redding. Learn about grasses, rushes, sedges & restios withTurtle Bay Horticulture Manager Lisa Endicott. Tour the gardens & nursery & see some of the 50+ species growing & offered for sale.10am12pm. $3 (members free). Turtle Bay Exploration Park West Garden Entrance, 1100 Arboretum Dr. (530)242-3178. Redding Farmers Market. Enjoy a great selection of farm-fresh produce & handmade products. 7:30am-12pm, thru 12/21. Civic Center West Parking Lot, 777 Cypress Ave. (530)226-7100. Return Of The Salmon Festival; Anderson. Observe all aspects of hatchery operations as the fall Chinook salmon return to Battle Creek. Children’s activities, resource info booths, recreational displays, art, wildlife, salmon aquarium & much more. All ages. 9am-4pm. Free. Coleman National Fish Hatchery, 24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Road. (530)365-8622.

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER Science Saturday: Earth Science Day!; Redding. Celebrate Earth Science Week with a fun, hands-on program that shows off North State fossils, gems & minerals. See Lassen National Park’s volcano demo & meet amateur palaeontologist, Mike Higley. 11am-3pm. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Silent Film Festival; Redding. 8th annual fest hosts offers an array of film genres, with live accompaniment by world-class master pianist, Frederick Hodges. Movies start 12pm, last movie 8pm. Ages 12+. $8/adv., $10/door, child 12 & under free; all-fest 2-day pass $45. Old City Hall, 1313 Market St. (530)241-7320. Triple Creek Ranch Supper & Fundraiser; Palo Cedro. Family-style fundraising supper, featuring tri-tip BBQ, cowboy poetry, music, silent auction & barn dance. All ages. Gates open 4pm, dinner 5pm. Benefits Triple Creek Ranch therapeutic riding & youth programs. $7.50/adults, ages 5 & under free. 10215 Oriole Ln. (530) 524-8426. Western Days At Hawes Farms; Anderson. History comes alive with historic reenactments, including train robberies, Annie Oakley demos & town shootouts; shows today: 12pm & 3pm. Plenty of seasonal farm attractions too. All ages. 10am-11pm. $12.95/admission. 10am-11pm. 21923 Dersch Rd. (530)365-8488. Wings of Angels & Sons Of Italy Pasta Feed Fundraiser; Redding. Special fundraiser for 3 children who have serious illnesses. Features, dinner, raffle & live auction. 3-8 pm. $10/adults; $5/child. Sons of Italy Hall, 4850 Cedars Rd. (530)242-1705. Debra Lynn’s Childgarden Chef Cooking Classes; Anderson. Children ages 5 & up learn basic cooking skills & safety in the kitchen. See the 5th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am-12:30pm. See the 5th. Halloween Haunt Night & Spooky Lagoon; Redding. Night two! Note for wee ones: 1st night is not as scary. 6-9pm. See the 18th. Nash Ranch October Weekends; Redding. Daily full range of harvest fun for the entire family, includes haunted house & corn maze on Fri & Sat to 11pm. See the 5th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Sat.Two sessions. Ages 0-8 (“Tiny Tots,” older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 122pm. See the 5th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 4th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9-11pm. See the 4th. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 5th.

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TEHAMA COUNTY

Dairyville Orchard Festival; Los Molinos. Sample & buy fresh, locally grown nuts, fruits & Dairyville’s famous chocolate dipped prunes. Kids’ area, petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin contest, diaper derby, entertainment, carnitas, BBQ, arts & crafts, antique tractors parade, farm equipment display, raffle, silent auction & more. 10am-4pm. Free entry & parking. Lassen View Elementary School, 10818 Highway 99E. (530)527-4081. Frontier Village Farmer’s Market; Red Bluff. Yearround certified market at 645 Antelope Blvd. 8am1pm, rain or shine. See the 5th. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multidiscipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 3rd.

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Les Misérables Musical; Chico. An award-winning musical that’s a testament to the survival of the human spirit. Features a large cast & live orchestra. Ages 10 & up. Today 2pm. See the 11th.

SHASTA COUNTY

California State Old-Time Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam; Palo Cedro. Free old-time fiddle concert, jam & open mic. Food & pie available. All ages. 4th Sun, 1-3pm. Millville Grange Hall, 20237 Old 44 Dr. (530)604-8706. Farmers Market At Turtle Bay; Redding. Buy local & get nothing but the best for your family. Wide selection of certified local fruits, vegetables & artisan goods. All ages. 8am-12pm, thru 10/20. Turtle Bay parking lot, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)226-7100. North State Symphony Chamber Concert: The Gleaming Brass; Redding. A special performance featuring the brass section of the North State

Symphony. All ages (mature children). 2 pm. Tix, call the Cascade Theatre Box Office. Old City Hall, 1313 Market St. (530)243-8877. Fish Feeding At Turtle Bay; Redding. Wed-Sun, 10:30am. See the 6th. Nash Ranch October Weekends; Redding. Daily full range of harvest fun for the entire family, includes haunted house & corn maze on Fri & Sat to 11pm. See the 5th. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9-11pm unlimited bowling. See the 6th. Western Days At Hawes Farms Fall Festival; Anderson. See historic reenactments like town shootouts. Lots of seasonal farm attractions too. Shows today: 2pm & 4pm. Open 10am to dusk. All ages. See the 19th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Magic Tricks Workshop Series; Mt. Shasta. Disappear, levitate, multiply & vanish! Learn tricks from a professional magician. Ages 7-16. Three dates: Oct 6, 13 & 20, 2-3:30pm. $10/workshop, or $25/3 workshops, pre reg, space limited. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296.  

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MONDAY

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Lecture: Are We Rome Or Greece? America’s Infatuation With Classical Antiquity; Chico. Is the U.S. an aggressive empire or a peaceful republic? Caroline Winterer of Stanford University discusses how ancient Greece & Rome have helped Americans frame these questions in the wake of 9/11. 7:30pm. Free. Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, 400 W 1st St. Performing Arts Center 134 (530)898-5739. Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Fun ongoing hands-on science enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 7th.

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Advanced/Performance Dance; Anderson. Youth ages 10-14 develop flexibility, learn advanced turns & leaps, & work on choreography for performances. No drop in. 6:30pm. $30/mo. Anderson Teen Center, 2889 E. Center St. (530)378-6656. High School Power Tumble; Redding. Utilizes rod floor, tumble-trak & trampoline to enhance tumbling skills for cheer & gymnastics. 7-8pm. $50/mo. G-Force Gymnastics, 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831. Intro To Dance Class Series; Anderson. Ages 5-7 develop flexibility, learn turns & leaps, & work on choreography. 5:30-5:45pm, 10/7-11/11. $30/6 week series. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Baby Bookworms; Redding Library. For infants & toddlers ages 6mos-2½yrs, with their caregiver. 10:30am. Free. See the 7th. Family Fun Bowling & Pizza Night; Redding. Bring friends & family for 2 hrs of unlimited bowling. Includes pizza. Ages 4 & up. Mon & Fri, 6:30-8:30pm. See the 4th. Kindermusik With Lyra Autumn Session; Redding. Come dance, sing, laugh, bond an learn while keeping a steady beat & matching pitch. Mon, 1011am, thru 11/11. See the 7th. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 11am-5pm. See the 7th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Monday Open Gyms; Redding. 2 age sessions: “Tiny Tots” ages 0-5 (older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 12+: 6-7pm. See the 7th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

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

TEHAMA COUNTY

Nutrition Classes; Red Bluff. Fun workshop series for ages pre-teens & up. Mons, 1-2:30 pm, thru 11/25. Free. see the 7th.

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SISKIYOU COUNTY

Community Baby Shower; McCloud. For parents of children 0-6mos. Dads are welcome & are encouraged to attend. Learn more about early childhood development. 11am-1pm. Free, pre-reg required. McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. (530)964-3250. Fun On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun in a handson creative studio setting inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus. Cool project ideas shared & experienced in a festive format; create simple make-&-take projects & Halloween crafts. Fun for all ages. 12-4pm. Fee by donation. Look for the bus parked near Little Doves Children's Boutique, 426 Chestnut St. Call to confirm: (530)859-2309. Run For The Arts; Dunsmuir. Help bring the arts & music back to school! Put on your running shoes & enjoy a half marathon or 5k run along the scenic Upper Sacramento River. All ages. Half Marathon: 8am ($40), 5K Run: 8:30am ($20); reg includes t-shirt & refreshments. Dunsmuir Elementary School, 4760 Siskiyou Ave. (530)2354828. Painting For Adults; Mt. Shasta. Ages 13-adult, beginners thru advanced. Fri, 1-4pm & Sat, 12-3pm. See the 4th.

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

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Ari Shapiro Event; Chico. NPR’s White House correspondent Ari Shapiro has occupied a front-row seat to history. While his stories at NPR have won awards for their impact & depth, tonight Shapiro share’s stories that are engaging, funny & sometimes profound. All ages. 7:30pm $12-$25. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. Beginning Sign Language Class; Paradise. Learn & continue to build your American Sign Language Skills. 11:30am-1:30pm. All ages welcome. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Christian Music Cheap Skate Night; Chico. Bring friends & family for a fun night of roller skating featuring weekly themes, games & Christian music. All ages. 4th Tues, 6:30-8:30pm. $5.50, includes skate rental. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Family Special Needs Pot Luck & Support Group; Chico. Raising a child with special needs is challenging; build a supportive network & share. Children welcome, homework help & childcare provided. Bi-monthly. Potluck 5:30pm; group meets 6-8pm. ARC, 2020 Park Ave. (530)891-5865 x119. Play Chess!; Chico. Learn to play chess with Chico Library teen volunteers. All ages welcome! 3:305pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726.


GOING PLACES OCTOBER Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library; Stories, songs & crafts for ages 3-5. 10am & 11am. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Health, Illness & Immunizations. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 1st. Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/ Th 3:30-5pm. See the 1st. “Practical Life” Toddler Activities; Chico. Fun hands-on activities related to everyday home life for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Tu, 10:30am. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Holiday Tap Dance Class Series; Anderson. Beginning class for youth ages 4-7. Seven-week class with end-of-class performance. 5-5:45pm. $15/ series. Community Center, Anderson City Hall, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656. Preschool Page Turners; Redding Library. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy a special storytime, craft & music. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:3011:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Teen Advisory Board Meeting; Redding. Teens may join the Redding Library Teen Advisory Board. Members help choose books & give their input about activities & library policies that affect teens. Grades 9-12. 6pm. Free, by application. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. Chess Group; Redding. Learn to play or practice playing games of chess; instructors facilitate. Ages youth & adult. 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 1st. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Guitar Hero; Redding Library. Geared for teens, but all kids welcome. 4-5pm. Free. See the 1st. Hula Dance Classes; Anderson. Learning hula is fun & helps harmonize body, mind & spirit. Ages 5 & up. Tues, 7-8:30pm. $5/class. See the 1st. Kindermusik With Lyra Autumn Session; Redding. Come dance, sing, laugh, bond an learn while keeping a steady beat & matching pitch. Tue, 1011am, thru 11/12. See the 1st. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 1st. Treasured Tuesdays At All Fired Up; Redding. Enjoy painting your own ceramic masterpiece for a special $2 studio fee. All ages. See the 1st. Yoga Classes; Anderson. Ages 5 & up are invited to learn a yoga style that’s understandable & doable by any age or fitness level. Tues, 5:30am OR 5:30pm. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up. Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. See the 8th. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 1st. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 1st. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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WEDNESDAY BUTTE COUNTY

Chess At The Oroville Library. Come play! 3-6pm. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Chico OVC (Organic Vegetable Project) Market. Offers organic produce grown by CSU, Chico students & staff. 11am-2pm. Located at CSU Chico, between the BMU & the Student Services Center Plaza. (530)898-4137. Childbirth Preparation Series; Chico. Highly trained nurse instructors help prepare you for birth, newborn care & breastfeeding. Promotes individual choices, including natural breathing & relaxation techniques, & pain management options. Weds, 6-8pm, 10/2311/20. $125/couple/5-week series, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Ed.Center, 251 Cohasset Rd., Suite #120. (530)332-3970. 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. Mid-Week Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Geared for preschool age & younger.11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Fine Motor Skills Toddler Activities; Chico. Ongoing hands-on fine motor skills enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 2nd.

SHASTA COUNTY

Lil’ Cheer Stars Class; Redding. Kids ages 3-5 learn jumps, cheers, tumbling & cheering using pom poms. Weds, 6-6:45pm. $45/mo, start anytime. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Li’l Movers & Shakers, Redding. Ages 0-5 “Read for the Record,” enjoy healthy snacks & take home a free book. Wed & Th,10:30am. Redding Library, 1100

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Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Movie Mania; Redding Library. Free family movie & popcorn in the library’s Storytelling Arena. Features children’s titles, most rated G, some PG. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Come join the fun, with stories, songs, & games too! 11:30am12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818.

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SISKIYOU COUNTY

Children’s Storytime Dunsmuir Library; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages (infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:30-4:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Halloween Cards & Banners; Mt. Shasta. Create Halloween décor, banners & cards. $15 all supplies included. Ages 6 & up. 2pm cards only, 3:30 for banners & cards. A Melo Place, 417 Chestnut St. (530)859-1296.  Yreka Farmers Market. Offer fresh produce & goods. 11am-2pm, thru Oct. A-1 Auto parking lot, 1409 S. Main St. (530)436-2610. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up. Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. See the 8th. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. Weds. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Stories & singing to live music for ages 0-5 10:30am. See the 2nd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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After-School Storytime; Chico. Summertime stories & crafts for ages 6-9yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For those who love to knit & crochet bring your projects. All ages.12pm. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Infant & Toddler Storytime; Paradise. Songs, story & music for little ones ages 0-3. 10am. Free. Paradise Branch Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Momix: Botanica Dance Performance; Chico. An entertaining multimedia, family-friendly experience, Momix transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world of larger-than-life puppetry, athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props & pure talent. All ages. 7:30pm. $18-$33. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333. 

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:306:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 3rd. Little Explorers: Dinosaurs!; Redding. Enjoy dinosaur related activities & stories for 2-5 year-olds & their caregivers. 10am. See the 3rd. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Thursday Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 0-7: 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 5-6pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Redding’s Oaksong Music Society kicks off its new season with the high-octane roots music of Marley's Ghost in Concert. See the 25th (Shasta County).

Storytime At Durham Library. Enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. Cheernastics Class; Chico. 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 3rd. Creative Art Activities! Preschool Time; Chico. Ongoing hands-on art activities designed for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 3rd. Frolickin’ Frogs Mommy & Me Tumbling Class; Redding. Child & adult participation class for ages 1830mos. 11-11:45am. 1st class free. See the 3rd. Les Misérables Musical; Chico. An award-winning musical that’s a testament to the survival of the human spirit. Features a large cast & live orchestra. Ages 10 & up. Today 7:30pm. See the 11th. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for mothers of children of all ages.10:30am-12pm. See the 3rd. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st. Young Frankenstein Musical Comedy; Chico. Monstrously good entertainment for ages 13 & up. Today 7:30pm. See the 19th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Anderson Farmers Market; Anderson. Farm-fresh produce & handmade crafts & goods. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine! Shasta Outlets, 1699 Hwy. 273. (530)357-4314. Anderson Library Storytime: Take Me Out to the Ball Game! Celebrate the World Series with Coach Proscher of West Valley High school & some of his baseball players. Read baseball stories & throw a few balls with the players! Song, crafts & stickers too. 3:30pm. Free. 3200 W. Center St. (530)365-7685. Animal Parade On The Boardwalk; Redding. Hang with Spike, the porcupine; Gidget, the cockatoo; & other Turtle Bay animal celebrities as one of them leads the way down the Turtle Bay Boardwalk. Weather permitting. Tue & Sun, 1:30pm. 10/24-2/16. Free w/ Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Li’l Movers & Shakers, Redding. Ages 0-5 “Read for the Record,” enjoy healthy snacks & take home a free book. Wed & Th,10:30am. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games. Ages 10-17. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

Attachment Workshop: Continuing Family Relationships; Mt. Shasta. Learn tools & skills for building family ties. Presented by Talya Nicholson & Jennifer Bartholomew. 5-8pm. Free, includes dinner & childcare, pre-reg required. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Nurturing Skills:  Make Parenting A Joy!; Dunsmuir. In this 7-week series, learn parenting skills & techniques, get tips & resources, & share & have fun with other parents & families. Free dinner & child care. Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm, 10/24-12/05. Free, pre-reg required (no drop-ins). Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-4400. Workshops: Managing Family Conflict; Fort Jones. Two-day workshop series presented by conflict resolution facilitator Joie DeFond. Learn to deal with disagreements before they get out of control; improve communication skills &  find common ground without forcing change. 5:30-7:30pm, 10/24 & 11/07. Free, dinner & childcare included, pre-reg required. Scott Valley Family Resource Center, 11920 Main St. (530)468-2450. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up. Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. See the 1st. Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 3rd. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 1st. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Reading Readiness Program; Mt. Shasta. Parentchild (ages 3-6) interactive class. 10:30am. See the 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Join the fun at this developmental & educational play group. Explore with crafts, rhymes, songs, outdoor activities & book reading. Ages 0-5. 10:00-11:30am. Free. Corning Family Resource Center, 1480 South St. (530)824-4111. Western Open Fiddle Championships; Red Bluff. Tonight’s concert & dinner kicks off a weekend of old-time fiddle music featuring musicians from all over the nation. All ages can participate - or just watch & enjoy! 5pm. All-events tix $20; call for single-day tix info. Tehama District Fairgrounds, 650 Antelope Blvd. (530)527-6127. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multidiscipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 3rd.

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Haunted House; Oroville. Horror movie characters come to life in this year’s “Horror at the Movies” haunted house. Guide tour gets increasingly scary as you go further in. Move quickly for the best chance of survival. Ages 5 & up. Tours between 7-9pm. $3/child, $5/adult. YMCA of Oroville, 1684 Robinson St. (530)533-9622. Kids In Motion Fitness Fall Festival; Chico. The Kids In Motion annual festival is fun for all ages! This awesome event includes bounce house, face painting, games, art project, yummy snacks, great music & photo booth. Costume contest. Ages 2-12. 5-8pm. $5 per child. In Motion Fitness Basketball Gym, 1293 E.1st Ave. (530)895-5437. Stories, Songs & Crafts At Paradise Library. Bring little ones ages 3-5 to enjoy stories & craft making, & songs too! 11-11:45am. 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Storytime At Gridley Library. Storytime, music & crafting fun for children of all ages. 10am. 299 Spruce St. (530)846-3323. Toddler Storytimes; Chico. Stories, songs & action rhymes for ages 3 & under. Two sessions: 10am & 11am. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Chapmantown Farmers Market; Chico. 2-5:30pm. See the 4th. Family Swim; Chico. 5-8pm. $2. See the 4th. Kids In Motion Kids’ Night Out; Chico. 6-9:30pm. See the 4th. Les Misérables Musical; Chico. An award-winning musical that’s a testament to the survival of the human spirit. Features a large cast & live orchestra.

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER Ages 10 & up. Today 7:30pm. See the 11th. Rowell’s Pals Playgroup; Chico. A diverse playgroup for parents & little ones ages 1-5, of all abilities. Call for new times. Free. See the 4th. Teen Night At Cal Skate; Chico. Bring friends to enjoy a themed night of roller skating. 5 sessions, starts 7pm. See the 4th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 4th. Young Frankenstein Musical Comedy; Chico. Monstrously good entertainment for ages 13 & up. Today 7:30pm. See the 19th.

GLENN COUNTY

Country Pumpkins’ Haunted Corn Maze; Orland. Ages 10 & up. 7pm-10pm. See the 11th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Creature Feature Program; Redding. Meet the real stars of Turtle Bay…the animals. This meet & greet brings out a different animal each week for guests to meet up close. Fri, 1:30pm, thru 2/14. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Harvest Fest; Redding. Enjoy wagon tours of the Shasta College Farm, student projects, locally grown food, beer & wine, live music, a silent auction & more! All ages. Starts 5pm. $25/adv., $35/ door. Shasta College Farm, 11555 Old Oregon Trail. (530)242-7565. Kids’ Fun Friday At All Fired Up!; Redding. Kids have fun painting from 11-8pm. Studio fee $3.50/ child 12 & under, $4.50/teens & adults. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Marley’s Ghost In Concert; Redding. The Oaksong Music Society kicks off its season with an evening of high-octane roots music with Marley’s Ghost. All ages. 7:15pm doors open, concert at 8pm. $20, advanced tix avail. at The Music Connection. Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd. (530)223-2040. Monster Doll Workshop; Redding. Kids can sew their own monster doll in time for Halloween. For ages 6+ with sewing exp. 3-5pm. $25, includes supplies, pre-reg required. Sew Fabulous Studio, 851 Commerce St. (530)221-1608. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Toddler Tales Storytime At Redding Library. Enjoy stories, music & crafts in the children’s story room. Ages 1½-3yrs. 10:30-11:30am. Ask about playing the Wee Read game! 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)2457253. Baby Play & Learn Class; Redding. Instructor-led class for new moms, dads & caregivers of babies ages birth-12mos. Free. See the 4th. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. Family Fun Bowling & Pizza Night; Redding. Bring friends & family for 2 hrs of unlimited bowling. Includes pizza. Ages 4 & up. Mon & Fri, 6:30-8:30pm. See the 4th. Family Fun Night Skate; Redding. 7:30-10:30pm. See the 4th. Leapin’ Lizards Class; Redding. Designed for the “child in transition,” ages 2-3. 11am. See the 4th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 4th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9-11pm. See the 4th.

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4th Friday Art Walk; Mt. Shasta. Enjoy receptions, original art & prints at six participating galleries in downtown Mt Shasta from 4-8pm. Halloween Spooktacular: McCloud. Come in costume to this safe place to bring your kids for some fun. Carnival game booths, prizes, nutritional info, costume contest for children 0-10yrs, treats. Free. 5:30-7:30pm. McCloud Elementary School, 332 Hamilton Way. (530)964-3250.

Movement & Music Classes; Mt. Shasta. Lively parent participation class encourages singing, rhythm, coordination & dance. Children learn musical tunes & play little instruments. Babies-4yrs. Fridays, 10:30-11:30am, 10/18-11/22. $36/series, $10/ drop in. Held at Mt. Shasta Martial Arts, 612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Pre-reg at Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center. (530)859-2309. Play: The Crucible; Weed. Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for best play, The Crucible is Arthur Miller’s exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in Old Salem. All ages. 7pm. $5-$10. Kenneth Ford Theater, 800 College Ave. (530)938-5373. Painting For Adults; Mt. Shasta. Ages 13-adult, beginners thru advanced. Fri, 1-4pm & Sat, 12-3pm. See the 4th. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

Western Open Fiddle Championships; Red Bluff. A weekend of old-time fiddle music featuring musicians from all over the nation. All ages can participate–or just watch & enjoy! Approx 7am10pm. All-events tix $20; call for single-day tix info. Tehama District Fairgrounds, 650 Antelope Blvd. (530)527-6127. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multidiscipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 3rd.

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Bigger Baby & Me: Infant Development Series; Chico. Informative 6-week series. Topics include: First Year Milestones, Individual Temperaments, Discipline & Guidance, Baby Sign Language Development, Cultural Identity, Play & Learning. For parents & infants. Thurs,10:30am-12:00pm, 9/26-10/31. $75/ series, pre-reg. Enloe Mother & Baby Education, 251 Cohasset Road, Suite #120. (530) 332-3970. Book Sale At Paradise Library. Offers a wonderful selection of gently used books at great prices. 10am3pm. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Brand-New Stories Storytime; Chico. Come enjoy new stories (plus a few older favorites)! All ages. 2pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Chico Fall Home & Garden Show; Chico. Over 350 home & garden exhibits, local agricultural products, cooking demos, & a recycled art competition! Inspiring for all ages. 10am-5pm. $5/adults, $4/ seniors, ages 12 & under free w/paying adult. Chico Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St.  Community Halloween; Paradise. Game booths, cakewalk, ghosts, kids’ costume parade, haunted house & fantastic food make for creepy Halloween fun. Come in costume with your family to enjoy bewitching time. All ages. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. Game tix 25¢ ea or 5/$1. Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway. (530)872-6393. Haunted House; Oroville. Horror movie characters come to life in this year’s “Horror at the Movies” haunted house. Guide tour gets increasingly scary as you go further in. Move quickly for the best chance of survival. Ages 5 & up. Tours between 7-9pm. $3/ child, $5/adult. YMCA of Oroville, 1684 Robinson St. (530)533-9622. Jazz X-Press: Acoustic Telepathy; Chico. Enjoy a wide variety of music from swinging to modern jazz sounds, including music composed by Jazz X-Press students. All ages. 7:30pm. $15/general, $13/senior citizens, $6/students. Harlen Adams Theatre, 400 West First St. Performing Arts Center 144. (530)898-6333. Movie At The Oroville Library. Enjoy an all-ages movie. 1pm. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Oroville Community Farmers Market. Offers fresh produce & goods. 7:30am-12pm, thru Oct. Municipal Auditorium parking lot on Montgomery St. (between Huntoon & Myers Sts). (530) 893-3276. www.northstateparent.com • October 2013

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Enjoy high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing with four of Canada’s finest young musicians as Red Bluff’s State Theatre presents an evening of all-ages musical fun at the Family Concert:  Everything Fitz. See the 28th (Tehama County).

St. Joseph's School Fall Festival; Redding. Enjoy games, a haunted house, a chili cook off & other food available for purchase. 4-8pm. $5/child ages 3 & up, free for adults & ages 2 & under. St Joseph School, 2460 Gold St. (530)243-2302. StoryTail Tutors; Chico. Free reading program for beginning readers, struggling readers & reluctant readers. Read to trained, certified therapy dogs at the library. Ages 5-11. 2pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Thrill The World Community Dance; Chico. Help break the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Simultaneous Dance,” with Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance. Thousands participate worldwide. Attend practices ahead (schedule on the “Thrill The World Chico” website). Raises funds locally for children’s art programs. Reg ahead, dance begins 2pm sharp. Chico City Plaza. (530)864-3835. Yo-Yo Club Practice; Chico. Have fun learning the yo-yo. Free lessons & practice. 12-2pm. Meet in Diamond Alley behind Bird in Hand, 320 Broadway. (530)893-0545. Chico Cheer All Stars Open Gym; Chico. All ages/ abilities welcome. 10-12am. See the 5th. Chico Certified Farmers Market; Chico. 7:30am1pm year-round at 2nd & Wall St. See the 5th. Family Night Skate At Cal Skate; Chico. 6:30-9pm. See the 5th.

Les Misérables Musical; Chico. An award-winning musical that’s a testament to the survival of the human spirit. Features a large cast & live orchestra. Ages 10 & up. Today 7:30pm. See the 11th. Roo’s Zoo Kids Skate Session; Chico. Ages 10 & under; strollers welcome. 10am-12pm. See the 5th. Xtreme Bowling; Chico. Fri/Sat, 10pm-1am. See the 4th. Young Frankenstein Musical Comedy; Chico. Monstrously good entertainment for ages 13 & up. Today 7:30pm. See the 19th.

GLENN COUNTY

Country Pumpkins’ Haunted Corn Maze; Orland. Ages 10 & up. 7pm-10pm. See the 11th.

SHASTA COUNTY

A Day of Literacy & Play; Redding. Families with young children are invited to the annual National Family Literacy Day Event at the Redding Library. Free books, crafts, activities, animal ambassadors, costume characters, healthy snacks, scavenger hunts, raffle prizes & much more. Ages 3-10.10am1pm. Free. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. A Walk With the Horticulture Manager; Redding. Bring your notebooks & cameras for this participantdriven program. Take a tour with the manager with

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frequent stops for discussions about the different plants. 10:30am. Free w/Park or Garden admission, $4-$14. West Garden Entrance, 1100 Arboretum Dr. (530)242-3178. Date Night At All Fired Up; Redding. Relax & unwind while enjoy creative fun together. 5-8pm. $3/couple studio fee, plus cost of ceramic pieces. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Family Day At All Fired Up!; Redding. Families create works of art together. Perfect for homeschoolers & as an after-school activity. $3/family. Sat,11-5pm. 1818 Churn Creek Rd. (530)226-1638. Grant School Harvest Festival; Redding. Enjoy a day of Halloween fun at this annual harvest festival! Features bounce houses, balloon tying, face painting, a cake walk, a spooky haunted house, delicious BBQ & much more! All ages. 2-6pm. Free. Grant Elementary School, 8835 Swasey Dr. (530)243-0561. Halloween Masquerade Ball; Redding. Features entertainment by Redding Theatre Company, Redding City Ballet & guest performers. Come in costume or cocktail attire, with mask. Hors d’oeuvres, costume prizes, music, dancing, door prizes & silent auction. Ages 10-adult. 7pm. $35/person. The Redding Arts Project, 1726 Market St. (530)245-1019. Night Of Enchantment; Anderson. Come to this family event dressed as your favorite Disney character. Children’s price includes games, train ride & maze! Food, pumpkin patch & more. 6-8pm. Ages 3-18: $7 plus can of food; adults: $5 plus can of food. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3141 St. Stephens Dr. (530)357-2416. North Cow Creek Fall Festival; Palo Cedro. Enjoy food, fun, games & a haunted house. All ages. 4-8pm. Free entry; game tix 25¢. North Cow Creek School, 10619 Swede Creek Rd. (530)549-4488. Redding Farmers Market. Enjoy a great selection of farm-fresh produce & handmade products. 7:30am12pm, thru 12/21. Civic Center West Parking Lot, 777 Cypress Ave. (530)226-7100. Roots & Shoots Jane Goodall Youth Program; Redding. Join today’s adventure for a chance to spot southbound migrating birds at Anderson River Park. Check pond & river water quality; look for signs of wildlife. All ages. Free. Meet 9am at Anderson River Park’s Kiddieland. Call two days ahead to confirm. (530)347-1687. Spooky Craft Camp; Redding. Kids cam make a scary (but cute) craft in time for Halloween. Ages 5-10. 10am-12pm. $25, includes materials, pre-reg. Sew Fabulous Studio, 851 Commerce St. (530)221-1608. Survival! Indoor Animal Show; Redding. Get up close & personal with stars from the Walk on the Wild Side summer animal show as they fly, crawl or walk by. All ages. Sats, 1:30pm, thru 2/15. Free w/Park

admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Debra Lynn’s Childgarden Chef Cooking Classes; Anderson. Children ages 5 & up learn basic cooking skills & safety in the kitchen. See the 5th. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 5 & under: 9-10am; Ages 5-14: 10:30am-12:30pm. See the 5th. Nash Ranch October Weekends; Redding. Daily full range of harvest fun for the entire family, includes haunted house & corn maze on Fri & Sat to 11pm. See the 5th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Open Gyms; Redding. Sat. Two sessions. Ages 0-7 ( “Tiny Tots,” older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 122pm. See the 5th. Rock ‘N’ Bowl At Shasta Lanes; Redding. Fri & Sat, 9pm-midnight. See the 4th. Rockin ‘N’ Bowlin At Anderson Bowl; Anderson. 9pm-Midnight. See the 4th. Skate & Dance Night; Redding. For tweens & young teens. Skate 7-9pm; Dance 9-11pm. See the 5th.

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Ballroom & Latin Dance Class & Practice Party; Mt. Shasta. Learn ballroom dances from fun pro instructors, then practice your moves at a dance party. All ages & levels. 7-10pm on 2nd & 4th Sats. $7/lesson; $10/lesson+dance. Mt. Shasta City Park’s Dudes & Daises Bldg.,1350 Nixon Rd. (415)215-2652. Painting For Adults; Mt. Shasta. Ages 13-adult, beginners thru advanced. Fri, 1-4pm & Sat, 12-3pm. See the 4th. Play: The Crucible; Weed. All ages. 7pm. See the 25th.

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Cowdogs Paws For A Cause; Red Bluff. Top Cowdog Competition showcases the brilliance of the cowdog & the compassion of the cattleman for his dog, his horse & the livestock they handle. Benefits local underpriviledged school-age children. All ages. 10am. Free. Tehama District Fairgrounds, 650 Antelope Blvd. (530)529-4074. Pumpkin Festival; Los Molinos. This 7th annual family event offers lots of harvest fun. Features many pumpkin varieties, a tri-tip lunch, pumpkin pie, live music, local vendors, face painting & more. Free admission. 11475 Hwy 99 E. (7 miles north of Los Molinos). (530)354-4775. Western Open Fiddle Championships; Red Bluff. A weekend of old-time fiddle music featuring musicians from all over the nation. All ages can participate–or just watch & enjoy! Approx 7am-

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER 10pm. All-events tix $20; call for single-day tix info. Tehama District Fairgrounds, 650 Antelope Blvd. (530)527-6127. Frontier Village Farmer’s Market; Red Bluff. Yearround certified market at 645 Antelope Blvd. 8am1pm, rain or shine. See the 5th. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multidiscipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 3rd.

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Alton Brown Live!; Chico. Brown reinvented the food show with his award-winning Good Eats. Now he’s reinventing the “live, traveling, foodie, comedy, quiz, lecture, puppet, talk, science, storytelling, & music show.” All ages. 7:30pm. $29-$45. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333.  Chico Fall Home & Garden Show; Chico. Over 350 home & garden exhibits, local agricultural products, cooking demos, & a recycled art competition! Inspiring for all ages. 10am-5pm. $5/adults, $4/ seniors, ages 12 & under free w/paying adult. Chico Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St.  Les Misérables Musical Final Performance; Chico. California Regional Theatre presents this epic musical set against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution. Winner of over 100 international awards, the story is a testament to the human spirit’s survival. Features a large cast & live orchestra. Recommended for ages 10 & up. 2pm. $18.50-$25. Center for the Arts, 1475 East Ave. (1-800)722-4522. Maidu Medicine Hike; Chico. This hike will introduce attendees to about 30 plants local to Native Americans used for food, medicine & crafts. All ages. 9am-1pm. $10 suggested donation. Call ahead for meeting location & to reserve a spot. Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. 8th St. (530)891-4671.

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Young Frankenstein Musical Comedy; Chico. Monstrously good entertainment for ages 13 & up. Today 2pm. See the 19th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Animal Parade On The Boardwalk; Redding. Hang with Spike, the porcupine; Gidget, the cockatoo; & other Turtle Bay animal celebrities as one of them leads the way down the Turtle Bay Boardwalk, weather permitting. Tu & Sun, 1:30pm, thru 2/16. Free w/Park admission, $10-$14. Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. (530)243-8850. Nash Ranch October Weekends; Redding. Fun the entire family: Pick a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, & visit the haunted house, corn maze & fundraising petting zoo & food concessions. Open daily thru Oct. 10am-6pm, plus Haunted house & corn maze on Fri & Sat to 11pm. $1/entry, $6/corn maze. Nash Ranch, 10925 Old Oregon Trail. (530)949-8720. Yarns At The Library; Redding. Ages 9 & up are invited to bring a knitting or crocheting project to work on get advice from a pro & have fun! 1pm. Free. Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253 Fish Feeding At Turtle Bay; Redding. Wed-Sun, 10:30am. See the 6th. Super Sunday Bowling At Shasta Lanes; Redding. 9-11pm unlimited bowling. See the 6th.

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Science Experiments For Little Ones; Chico. Fun ongoing hands-on science enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 7th. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

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Advanced/Performance Dance; Anderson. Youth ages 10-14 develop flexibility, learn advanced turns & leaps, & work on choreography for performances. No drop in. 6:30pm. $30/mo. Anderson Teen Center, 2889 E. Center St. (530)378-6656. High School Power Tumble; Redding. Utilizes rod floor, tumble-trak & trampoline to enhance tumbling skills for cheer & gymnastics. 7-8pm. $50/mo. G-Force Gymnastics, 2613 Bechelli Lane. (530)227-4831. Intro To Dance Class Series; Anderson. Ages 5-7 develop flexibility, learn turns & leaps, & work on choreography. 5:30-5:45pm, 10/7-11/11. $30/6 week series. Anderson Community Center, 1887 Howard St. (530)378-6656. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. Ages 0-7, older siblings welcome. M/ Tu/Th/F/Sa, 11am-12pm. 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)2235483. Baby Bookworms; Redding Library. For infants & toddlers ages 6mos-2½yrs, with their caregiver. 10:30am. Free. See the 7th. Family Fun Bowling & Pizza Night; Redding. Bring friends & family for 2 hrs of unlimited bowling. Includes pizza. Ages 4 & up. Mon & Fri, 6:30-8:30pm. See the 4th. Kindermusik With Lyra Autumn Session; Redding. Come dance, sing, laugh, bond an learn while keeping a steady beat & matching pitch. Mon, 1011am, thru 11/11. See the 7th. Memorable Mondays At All Fired Up!; Redding. Creative studio time for families. 11am-5pm. See the 7th. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Monday Open Gyms; Redding. 2 age sessions: “Tiny Tots” ages 0-5 (older siblings welcome): 11am-12pm; Ages 12+: 6-7pm. See the 7th.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

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

TEHAMA COUNTY

Family Concert: Everything Fitz; Red Bluff. Everything Fitz is a family band featuring the highenergy fiddling & percussive step dancing of four of Canada’s finest young musicians. All ages. 7:309:30pm. $20/adult, $10 students; free for Tehama Concert Series members. State Theatre, 333 Oak St. (530)727-8727. Nutrition Classes; Red Bluff. Fun workshop series for ages pre-teens & up. Mons, 1-2:30 pm, thru 11/25. Free. See the 7th.

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BUTTE COUNTY

Beginning Sign Language Class; Paradise. Learn & continue to build your American Sign Language Skills. 11:30am1:30pm. All ages welcome. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Cheap Skate Night; Chico. Bring friends & family for a fun night of roller skating. Features weekly themes, games & family “hits” music. All ages. Tues, 6:308:30pm. $5.50, includes skate rental. Cal Skate, 2465 Carmichael Dr. (530)343-1601. Play Chess!; Chico. Learn to play chess with Chico Library teen volunteers. All ages welcome! 3:30-5pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Preschool Storytimes At Chico Library; Stories, songs & crafts for ages 3-5. 10am & 11am. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Bittie Baby & Me Class; Chico. Today’s topic: Calming Your Crying Baby. For parents w/babies 0-3mos. 10:30am-12pm. See the 1st.

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GOING PLACES OCTOBER Toddler Storytime; Redding. Join special guest storyteller extraordinaire Linda Boyden at this monthly storytime event. Sing songs with musical guest Paul Boyden on guitar. All ages. 10am. Free. Barnes & Noble, 1260 Churn Creek Rd. (530)222-2006. Discipline That Works; Redding. Free program for fathers, mothers & all adults taking care of children. Free; professional childcare offered. Weds, 6-7:30pm, year-round. See the 2nd. Work Of Art Wednesday; Redding. Paint-your-own ceramics studio activities. Fun for homeschoolers or as an after-school activity. Weds,11-5pm. See the 2nd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Preschoolers and their caregivers will enjoy singing, dancing and playing small instruments at Friday Movement & Music Classes in Mt. Shasta. Infants are welcome too! See the 18th and 25th (Siskiyou County).

Cheernastics Class; Chico. Get extra practice on cheerleading skills or to prepare to be an All Star! T/ Th 3:30-5pm. See the 1st. “Practical Life” Toddler Activities; Chico. Fun hands-on activities related to everyday home life for children ages 2-5 & their parents. Tu, 10:30am. See the 1st. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st.

SHASTA COUNTY

Preschool Page Turners; Redding Library. Children ages 3-6 years enjoy a special storytime, craft & music. Ask about playing the Wee Read game. 10:3011:30am. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Boomtown BMX Races; Shasta Lake City. All bikes, categories & ages welcome to participate. Tue/Fri, 6pm. See the 1st. Chess Group; Redding. Learn to play or practice playing games of chess; instructors facilitate. Ages youth & adult. 6-7:30pm. Free. See the 1st. G-Force Gymnastics Tues Classes; Redding. Kinder-gym (ages 3-5), 4-4:45pm. Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), 4-5pm; Urban Flips (age 10+), free-run/parkour, 7-8pm. See the 1st. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Guitar Hero; Redding Library. Geared for teens, but all kids welcome. 4-5pm. Free. See the 1st. Hula Dance Classes; Anderson. Learning hula is fun & helps harmonize body, mind & spirit. Ages 5 & up. Tues, 7-8:30pm. $5/class. See the 1st. Kindermusik With Lyra Autumn Session; Redding. Come dance, sing, laugh, bond an learn while keeping a steady beat & matching pitch. Tue, 1011am, thru 11/12. See the 1st. Round Table Pizza Family Fun Night; Redding. 6-8pm. See the 1st. Treasured Tuesdays At All Fired Up; Redding. Enjoy painting your own ceramic masterpiece for a special $2 studio fee. All ages. See the 1st. Yoga Classes; Anderson. Ages 5 & up are invited to learn a yoga style that’s understandable & doable by any age or fitness level. Tues, 5:30am OR 5:30pm. See the 1st.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up. Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. See the 8th. Beginning Ballroom Dance; Mt. Shasta. All ages.

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6:45-7:45pm. See the 1st. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 1st. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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WEDNESDAY BUTTE COUNTY

Chess At The Oroville Library. Come play! 3-6pm. Free. 1820 Mitchell Ave. (530)538-7642. Chico OVC (Organic Vegetable Project) Market. Offers organic produce grown by CSU, Chico students & staff. 11am-2pm. Located at CSU Chico, between the BMU & the Student Services Center Plaza. (530)898-4137. 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. Mid-Week Storytime At Barnes & Noble; Chico. Geared for preschool age & younger.11am. Free. 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Pkwy. (530)894-1494. Van Cliburn Gold Medal Winner; Chico. The prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is dedicated to discovering the world’s finest pianists. Chico Performances presents the gold medal winner of this year’s competition in a must-see concert of classical piano music. All ages. 7:30pm. $15-$27. CSU, Chico’s Laxson Auditorium. (530)898-6333.  Fine Motor Skills Toddler Activities; Chico. Ongoing hands-on fine motor skills enrichment activities for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 2nd.

SHASTA COUNTY

Lil’ Cheer Stars Class; Redding. Kids ages 3-5 learn jumps, cheers, tumbling & cheering using pom poms. Weds, 6-6:45pm. $45/mo, start anytime. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy, 910 Wall St. (530)222-4GYM. Li’l Movers & Shakers, Redding. Ages 0-5 “Read for the Record,” enjoy healthy snacks & take home a free book. Wed & Th,10:30am. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Movie Mania; Redding Library. Free family movie & popcorn in the library’s Storytelling Arena. Features children’s titles, most rated G, some PG. 4pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. Preschool Storytime; Cottonwood. Come join the fun, with stories, songs, & games too! 11:30am12:30pm. Cottonwood Community Library, 3427 Main St. (530)347-4818.

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Children’s Storytime Dunsmuir Library; Dunsmuir. Children of all ages (infants welcome) enjoy stories & a snack. Responsible adult must accompany child. 3:30-4:30pm. 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. (530)235-2035. Puppets, Stories & Songs For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 0-5 & their caregiver enjoy fun stories, singing to live music, & a puppet show on the last Wed monthly. 10:30am. Mt. Shasta Community Library, 515 East Alma St. (530)926-2031. Yreka Farmers Market. Offer fresh produce & goods. 11am-2pm, thru Oct. A-1 Auto parking lot, 1409 S. Main St. (530)436-2610. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up. Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. See the 8th. Ballroom Dance Classes; Weed. All ages. Weds. 6:45-7:45pm. See the 2nd. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Songs & Stories For Young People; Mt. Shasta. Stories & singing to live music for ages 0-5 10:30am. See the 2nd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

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BUTTE COUNTY

After-School Storytime; Chico. Summertime stories & crafts for ages 6-9yrs. 3pm. Free. Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. (530)891-2726. Hook & Needlers Sewing Circle; Paradise. For those who love to knit & crochet bring your projects. All ages.12pm. Free. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Infant & Toddler Storytime; Paradise. Songs, story & music for little ones ages 0-3. 10am. Free. Paradise Branch Library, 5922 Clark Rd. (530)872-6320. Storytime At Durham Library. Enjoy stories, songs & a craft. 10am. Free. 2545 Durham Dayton Hwy. (530)879-3835. Treat Street; Downtown Chico. Safe & fun adventure for children 12 & under (with an adult). Come in costume & stroll the downtown Treat Street route Halloween-style, visiting over 60 participating businesses. Enjoy activities, costume contest, entertainment & special vendors at Chico City Plaza. 2-5pm. (530)345-6500. Cheernastics Class; Chico. 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 3rd. Creative Art Activities! Preschool Time; Chico. Ongoing hands-on art activities designed for children ages 2-5 & their parents. 10:30am. See the 3rd. Mom-2-Mom Support Group; Paradise. Weekly support group for mothers of children of all ages.10:30am-12pm. See the 3rd. Shotokan Karate Classes; Chico. Ages 6-adults. M/ Tu/Th classes: Ages 6-13, 6-6:45pm; Ages 13+, 78:30pm. See the 1st. Young Frankenstein Musical Comedy; Chico. Monstrously good entertainment for ages 13 & up. Today 7:30pm. See the 19th.

SHASTA COUNTY

Anderson Farmers Market; Anderson. Farm-fresh produce & handmade crafts & goods. 7:30am-1pm, year-round, rain or shine! Shasta Outlets, 1699 Hwy. 273. (530)357-4314. Anderson Library Storytime. Celebrate pumpkins with all kinds of pumpkin stories, stickers, crafts & treats. Read The Ugly Pumpkin & take home a mini-pumpkin. 3:30pm. Free. 3200 W. Center St. (530)365-7685. Li’l Movers & Shakers, Redding. Ages 0-5 “Read for the Record,” enjoy healthy snacks & take home a free book. Wed & Th,10:30am. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Tiny Tots Open Gym At Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center; Redding. Lots of room to play. Includes bounce house. M/Tu/Th/F/Sa,11am-12pm. $5/child (adult free). 4425 Tenaya Ct. (530)223-5483. Wii Games; Redding Library. Bring friends & have fun playing a wide selection of Wii games. Ages 10-17. 4-5pm. Free. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253. G-Force Gymnastics Thurs Classes; Redding. Kinder-gym (ages 3-5), 4-4:45pm; Tumble-fun (ages 6 +), 4-5pm. See the 3rd. Galaxy Gymnastics Academy Little Tots Open Gym; Redding. Ages 5 & under. Tu/Th, 8:30-9:30am. See the 1st. Kids Kung Fu Class; Anderson. 4-8yrs: 5:306:15pm; ages 9+: 6:16-7pm. See the 3rd. Li’l Movers & Shakers, Redding. Reading group for ages 0-5. Wednesdays & Thursdays. 10:30am. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7252. Little Explorers: Dinosaurs!; Redding. Enjoy dinosaur related activities & stories for 2-5 year-olds & their caregivers. 10am. See the 2nd. Nor-Cal Elite Gymnastics Center Thursday Open Gyms; Redding. Ages 0-7: 11am-12pm; Ages 8+: 5-6pm. See the 3rd.

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Costume Parade; Dunsmuir. Dunsmuir Elementary School kids from preschool to 3rd grade come downtown for a safe trick-or-treat at local merchants. A fun parade of little creatures, heroes, fairies & more. 10am. Downtown Dunsmuir. (530)235-2177. Costume Parade; Mt Shasta. Mt. Shasta Elementary School children in an array of costumes stroll down Mt. Shasta Blvd. Come cheer them on - it’s lots of fun! 10:30am. (530)926-3434. Parenting/Caregiver Workshop: Planning For Change; Mt. Shasta. Learn to help a displaced child with transitions that come with family reunification or moving into guardianship or adoption. Presented by Talya Nicholson & Jennifer Bartholomew. 5-8pm, Free, dinner & childcare provided, pre-reg required. Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. (530)926-1400. Art Club On The Bus; Mt. Shasta. Join the fun inside the Siskiyou Arts Bus to create simple make & take projects in a creative studio setting. Ages 9 & up. Tu/W/Th, 2:45-5pm. Free. See the 8th. Ballroom Dance Classes; Mt. Shasta. All ages. 6:457:45pm. See the 3rd. Eat Healthy McCloud; McCloud. Cal-Fresh assistance & nutrition tips! Fresh produce avail. to McCloud residents. Tu/Th,10-12am. Free. See the 1st. Martial Arts For Children: Taekwondo & Hapkido; Mt. Shasta. Ages 10+. M/W, 5:15- 6:45pm; Tu/Th, 5:15- 6:15pm. See the 1st. Reading Readiness Program; Mt. Shasta. Parent-child (ages 3-6) interactive class. 10:30am. See the 3rd. Tiny Tigers: Martial Arts For Young Children; Mt. Shasta. Ages 4+. M-F, 4:30-5:15pm. See the 1st.

TEHAMA COUNTY

School Readiness Playgroup; Corning. Join the fun at this developmental & educational play group. Explore with crafts, rhymes, songs, outdoor activities & book reading. Ages 0-5. 10:00-11:30am. Free. Corning Family Resource Center, 1480 South St. (530)824-4111. Open Session Art Classes; Red Bluff. Multidiscipline classes/studio session for all ages, beginners to advanced. Th/F, 12:30-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm; Sat, 12:30-2:30pm. See the 3rd.


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