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April/May 2018

Wine in the Pines Returns to Downtown Paradise By Mark Thorp Membership & Events, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce


he third annual Wine in the Pines event takes place on Friday, May 18th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The public is invited to enjoy everything downtown Paradise has to offer, including merchant booths from throughout our upper and lower Ridge communities. The event will take place between Birch and Wildwood Roads on the Skyway, within walking distance of tasting stations, and multiple shops and vendors offering specials and wine tasting. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks including Rick’s Blowin’ Smoke and others to be determined. Your Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide every opportunity for visiting Paradise businesses, their employees, and proud owners. Kyle Nelson Photography set up an impromptu photo booth at last year’s event. Event Sponsor Holiday Market and regional vintners will supply wines, ticipating businesses, wrist band and a com- or call 877-9356 for with some excellent brews available as well. memorative wine glass. Ticket sales, check- more information. Ticket holders will receive a map of par- in and food court area to be announced. Visit Wine in the Pines is made possible

by the generous support from the Town of Paradise, Holiday Market, HeavenScent Candles and More, A Stitch Above Embroidery & Shirt Printing, and your local participation.

Tickets: Purchase includes a commemorative glass and tastings from our excellent local and regional wineries and breweries! $25 in advance, $35 day of event available online at and also at the Paradise Chamber Office, 5550 Skyway A Stitch Above Embroidery & Shirt Printing, 6345 Skyway PostNet, 6038-A Clark Road in the Safeway Shopping Center My Girlfriend’s Closet, 6141 Skyway riend’s Closet, 6141 Skyway

Gold Nugget Days 60th Jubilee Copies are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Gold Nugget Museum, and businesses throughout the Paradise Ridge community. And remember: Anyone not wearing a 2018 Gold Nugget Days badge will be subject to arrest and confinement in the Calaboose!

ment of the transport of the Dogtown nugget from the West branch of the Feather River to Old Magalia. Free admission.

Thursday, April 26 Gold Nugget Days Opening Ceremonies

Paradise Depot Party

Photo courtesy of Glenn Harrington, Artist by Design 7:00 to 10:00 PM Paradise Performing Arts Center By Kathy Schovajsa 777 Nunneley Road

Gold Nugget Museum


he Gold Nugget Museum is pulling out all the stops for the 60th annual Gold Nugget Days, April 26 through 30. The celebration commemorates the 1859 discovery of the worldfamous 54-pound Dogtown nugget. This year’s theme is “Decades of Gold.” Be sure to pick up the Dogtown Nugget, which covers all the exciting events.

High school juniors vie for the coveted title of Gold Nugget Queen. Entertainment will be proved by area students. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Gold Nugget Museum and at the door.

Saturday, April 28 Donkey Derby 9:00 AM • Old Magalia

It is drovers vs. donkeys in this reenact-

2018 Gold Nugget Days Parade

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Skyway, between Center Street and Pearson Road. 2018 will be the 60th, Jubilee Anniversary, come early to get your spot! 872-8722. 1:00 to 5:00 PM Paradise Community Park, Black Olive at Pearson Road Second annual event features live music, food truck fare, libations, and local artisans. Music is provided by the Apologetiks. Admission is free; food and beverages are available for purchase.

Gold Nugget Days Hoedown 7:00 to 11:00 PM Paradise Elks Club Elk Lane, off Clark Road

Kick up your heels to music provided by The Blue Merles and Brad Petersen & Friends. Admission is free for ages 9 and under. Tickets for ages 10 through 15 are

Chocolate Fest Returns to Paradise By Debbie LaPlant Moseley Executive Director, Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation / Paradise Chocolate Fest


Paradise Chocolate Fest Reigning Queen Heidi Gomez and her Court, Angela Keers, Amber Blood, Joanna Gutierrez, Sherry Swim and Bill Hartley.

ndulge in all things chocolate while supporting nonprofit organizations that provide enrichment opportunities to youth on the Paradise Ridge! One of the sweetest Festivals on the west coast, Paradise Chocolate Fest is ranked among the “Best of the Golden State” at Cal Expo. The Paradise Chocolate Fest features Chocolate Candy Land with a chocolate fountain and chocolatiers with countless chocolate delicacies, desserts and confections for sale. Enjoy Lollipop’s Old Fashion Ice Cream Shoppe, musical entertainment, art, craft and commercial vendors and a wide range of food selections.

Highlights of this year’s Fest include “All About Books” and “Art in the Park.” Happenings throughout the day include a Chocolate Pancake Breakfast, Chocolate Chase Run/Walk, Chocolate Cuisine Challenge, Queen Coronation, Chocolate Pie and Ice Cream Eating Contests, Young Author’s Writing Contest and the Green Scene …. Fun for all ages! Enjoy the Paradise Chocolate Fest on Saturday, May 12, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Terry Ashe Park & Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway in Paradise.  Admission includes - free chocolate samples! Free chocolate pie & ice cream eating contests! Free Kidz-Zone bounce house & super slide, carnival games, crafts & prizes! Musical concerts & demonstrations on 2 stages! Free raffle prizes! Free parking & shuttle!

$8 and $18 for 16 and up. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 Paradise Recreation and Park District Craft Fair

Terry Ashe Recreation Center The 40th annual event features a variety

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Business Briefs 5,000 Pounds of Trout at Kids Fishing Day The annual Kids’ Fishing Day is slated for Saturday, April 21, 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Paradise Lake. Sponsored by Paradise Irrigation District (PID) with support from the Butte County Fish and Game Commission, the event features free raffles, prizes for catching “big” trout and a snack bar. Reel in some of the more than 5,000 pounds of catchable size trout, including trophy-size trout of six pounds and more. Kids ages 3 to 15 may fish from the shore at Paradise Lake. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. PID employees, local residents, service clubs and local businesses support the event through donations and volunteering. Paradise Lake will close April 16 for annual fish re-stocking and to prepare for Kids’ Fishing Day. The lake will re-open to the public on April 23. Questions? Call PID at 877-4971. Expanded Local Services at J&J Optical For the past 27 years, J & J optical has been a full service manufacturer, serving independent eye care professionals. Recently, their services have expanded to serve the public, with a local retail dispensary featuring high quality products and excellent prices. The new optical shop showcases over 400 frames on display with over 1000

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Paradise Business License By Colette Curtis Administrative Analyst, Town of Paradise


he debate over whether the Town of Paradise should implement a business license requirement dates back to the early days of incorporation in 1979. There were good arguments made on each side, but over the years the town continued to operate without requiring businesses to register. There are certain businesses that have always required a license due to California State requirements (Tattoo Parlors, Taxi Cabs, Massage Parlors etc), that have been left out of the debate since they are required by state law and locally we must comply. Recently, the business license idea came up again, and after a year of research, discussions with the Chamber of Commerce and gathering public input, the Town Council voted to implement a business license program. Public safety, business assistance and information were the reasons for their decision. Public safety is a compelling reason to have a business license, as the information provided will be shared with the Police and Fire Departments to help improve emergency response and help keep first responders safe. Another persuasive element to a business license is the help it can provide new businesses starting out. A business license can be an important first contact with the Town Planning Department to make sure a location is zoned properly and has appropriate septic capacity for the intended business use. Having this type of information prior to buying or renting a property is vital and can save money down the road.

Having a business license will also provide needed information on the business landscape – how many businesses do we have and what types? Are there any obvious gaps or gluts of types of businesses? All of this information can be useful in Town planning, but also to businesses for market research and economic purposes. The business license will also create a local directory of businesses available to the public. This directory will make shopping local easier by providing a list of local businesses in one place for customers or for business to business use.


Service clubs, nonprofits with no employees and no physical location, vendors at community events, and rental properties with no more than one unit are exempt from the license requirement entirely. The business license program requires all businesses in Paradise (and those outside Paradise that provide service here) to get a business license by January 1, 2019. Businesses that get their license prior to that date will have their first year fee waived. After that, a first year license would be $40, with yearly renewals costing $25. Home-based businesses are required to get a license, but have no fee. The business license will be processed online through the Town’s website beginning May 1, 2018 with a certificate you can print at the end. No need to go to Town Hall or stand in line. The business license is not going to solve all the issues facing businesses, or fill up the empty buildings on Skyway. However, the business license is a piece of the puzzle needed to support and grow our businesscommunity.

briefs, from page 1 frames in stock. They offer prescription glasses and sunglasses with polarized lenses and typically complete any order within 2-3 days. J & J Optical provides personal and knowledgeable service, and has been a front runner in the latest technology. Visit J & J Optical at 6153 Center Street. Newly Remodeled Event Venue at St. Nick’s St. Nicholas Church in Paradise offers a newly remodeled 1,928 square foot Parish Hall available for all your needs-weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, funerals, banquets, meetings and much more, including a fully equipped commercial kitchen. The hall features a beautiful hard wood floor, round tables and several 8ft long tables with chairs, plenty of parking and easy access. St. Nicholas Church Parish Hall, 5872 Oliver Road. For rental information, contact 877-7006 or visit Rotary Donates to Fire Safe Council Paradise Rotary Club donated $1000 to the Fire Safe Council to help update and reprint the Ready, Set, Go Evacuation Plan and Emergency Fire Zone Maps. According to Phil John, Paradise Rotarian and Fire Safe Council Chair, “The big ambition is to mail these documents to every resident of Paradise and Magalia.” According to Chief Hawks, they are very close to that goal. He thanked the Club for making a serious contribution toward that end. Seasonal Activities at Lava Creek Golf & Disc Course Lava Creek Golf and Disc Course is a public 9 hole golf course, featuring rolling hills, mature trees lining the fairways, wild life, and a creek that makes the spring and summer days pleasant. Lava Creek accepts tee time reservations a week in advance. Carts are limited, so it is advisable to reserve your cart in advance. Ladies meet and play every Wednesday morning; more ladies welcome! The Men’s Club has tournaments on a Sunday once a month, with a twilight league every Thursday at 5:30pm. Disc Golf is permitted in the afternoons, and the course is available for private tournaments. Call before your visit to check availability. The Driving Range is coming soon. Gates open at 7:00 am.; Club house open 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. 5325 Clark Road (530) 872 4653

Curves - Going Strong in Paradise for Over 19 Years Curves owner and staff are committed to helping you get and stay healthy and strong no matter what your current physical ability. Have you thought about getting fit, losing weight or finding a program to help you stay healthy? Are you busy and looking for a quick workout? Curves offers a 30 minute full body workout, as well as the famous Curves Complete weight loss program. Curves opens at 6:30 a.m. so you can get your day started off right. Curves welcomes women of all ages and even participates in the Silver Sneakers and Silver and Fit programs, and also offers classes! Start your Curves Strong journey or just check out our NEW equipment. Call 877-8300 or stop by 6848 Skyway, Suite G in the Holiday Shopping Plaza. Sweetest Gold Nugget High Sheriff in Town Joy Lyn’s Candies co-owner Bill Hartley recently accepted the honor of serving as the 2018 Gold Nugget Days High Sheriff. Bill and his posse of deputies will help sell Gold Nugget Days badges and distribute the Dogtown Nugget paper. The collectors’ badges as well as the Nugget are available at many local businesses, with badge sales helping to fund numerous programs for the Gold Nugget Museum. Bill has personally made the chocolate Sheriff badges available for sale at Joy Lyn’s Candies and the Museum. Now you can wear a badge and eat one! No wonder Bill is known as the “Sweetest High Sheriff in Town.” All chocolate badge sales are being donated to the Gold Nugget Museum… now that is sweet! Paradise ROCKS! in a New Location It’s official! Paradise ROCKS! has moved out of the corner into its new location, in the same shopping center at The Dogwood Square. Paradise ROCKS! is adding books, specimens, lapidary supplies, workshops, classes, and much more to its selection of merchandise. Look for Paradise ROCKS! behind the GREEN door. Speaking of GREEN, Paradise ROCKS! and Green Garden Art invite the Paradise Ridge to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd. Event will include interactive displays, vendors, information booths, educational materials and environment friendly crafts. For information contact Jennifer or Allison at 530.762.9406. Located at 5660 Skyway Suite F.

Farmers Insurance Agency-Glen Johnson Farmers Insurance Agency has been serving America since 1928 and is here to help you plan for the future and the unexpected. Today, Farmers Insurance is one of the largest insurers of vehicles, homes, lives, and even pets! Farmers serves more than 10 million households with more than 19 million policies across all 50 states. Your local Farmers agency in Paradise helps customers like you identify the insurance coverage that best fits your needs. This process is personalized to help you make informed decisions about your insurance and makes sure you get every discount that you deserve. Call Glen Johnson at (530) 877-8682 for a free insurance review. Big Sale at Sierra Gem Sierra Gem Company has been in business for over 30 years in Butte County. In that time they have amassed a large collection of inventory. In order to make room for more custom pieces, it’s time to have a SALE. All inventory is marked down from 20% to 40% off from April 23rd through May 12th at both locations, 1390 Myers Street, in Oroville and 148 Pearson Road, in Paradise. Need something for Mothers’ Day? A grad? Fathers’ Day? Early Christmas shopping? It’s the perfect opportunity to get what you want at a great price.   American Homes and Land Relocates to Historic Paradise Post Office In 1948, the building on the corner of Almond and Birch became Paradise’s first Post Office. Chari and Warren Bullock purchased the historic building and transformed it into their own real estate company, American Homes and Land. The Bullocks are long time Paradise residents with roots on the Ridge prior to their wedding on the Gold Nugget Museum grounds. Chari began her real estate career in 2004 with Century 21 Select Paradise, holding Top Producer status and becoming a Broker in 2009. Warren also started his real estate career in 2004, dovetailing it with his background in the construction industry. The Bullocks’ unique partnership, offering expertise in real estate and construction, has provided their clients a complete and local perspective on real estate transactions in Butte County. Visit Chari and Warren at 5580 Almond Street in Paradise. 530-4130041

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Party in the Park Welcomes Sponsors

By Monica Nolan Executive Director, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce

Want to show your customers, employees, and investors your dedication to our community? Associate your brand with commurom June 14th through August nity health, culture and family fun. 30st, Paradise Community Park Promote your business at this highin the historic heart of Paradise traffic 12-weeks event. comes alive with live music, entertainSponsors benefit from weekly and yearment, beer, wine, food, fresh produce, round visibility on multiple platforms. assorted vendors and fun for Party in the Party in the Park provides a unique opPark Music & Marketplace 2018. portunity to interact with your local cusEach year, Party in the Park  has en- tomer base while you demonstrate supjoyed greater success, attracting hundreds port for regional produce, local business of consumers to EAT, DRINK and BUY and the vitality of our hometown. Paradise and to discover that “It’s Cooler To receive the full 16 weeks of proUp Here.” motion on all available platforms, commitments must be received by April 27, 2018. We will be pleased to , WHERE: Paradise Community Park discuss a customized package to meet your marketing needs. Pearson and Black Olive, Visit for more Paradise information, or contact Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce at info@paradisWHEN: Every Thursday night or 877-9356. for twelve weeks: Local businesses, non-profits, certified growers and craft vendors are invitJune 14 - August 30 ed to participate in the markeplace. Sign 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. up on TIME:


A Big Thank You to our sponsors: Presenting:


Party in the Park is a showcase for all that make us Paradise. Your vital support helps sustain this community asset Perennial:

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“Love Paradise,” a Community Group Making a Difference, Needs Volunteers

By Wally Schmidt Communications Director

would otherwise not get done. Some projects are on private property and others are outside the scope of the town’s responsibility. f you really love Paradise, you might want to get Town of Paradise Manager Lauren Gill estiinvolved with an event coming up on April 21 and mates that 150-200 volunteers participated in 22. Love Paradise is a team of volunteers from faith last October’s effort. This included a large numcommunities, non-profits and community business and ber of Paradise Adventist Academy stucivic clubs. dents, who raked leaves, pulled weeds, clipped The program is affiliated with Love Our Cities, a faith- grass and shrubs, picked up trash and re-painted based program of community involvement. It dovetails benches along the bike trail and in parks. They perfectly with the “Arlan Hudson Make a Difference Day” planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs which have which was already in place in Paradise and celebrates a been very evident this spring. The experience was beloved community volunteer. Twice a year, volunteers a significant benefit to students. “One of our goals undertake projects to maintain and beautify our town that at Paradise Adventist Academy is to help students develop a serviceoriented lifestyle,” says Principal Monte Nystrom. “According to Jesus, those who serve others are the ones who are greatest in His eyes. (Matthew 23:11) We give our students opportunities to engage in It was a party . . .lots of work and lots of fun. Twice a year community community service so members pitch in to help beautify and improve the Ridge community. they will value that kind Volunteers are still needed. of greatness.” Garrison Chafee manages the Love Paradise project. North Valley, California Vocations, the Paradise “We’re still looking for businesses Unified School District, the Paradise Rotary Club, and non-profits to partner with us the Lions Club, Northern Recycling & Waste Serfor materials and tools for projects, vices, Paradise Screen Print, and of course, the Town of such as, brooms, rakes, shovels, Paradise. Special thanks to Karen Pierson, Anita Lee, Ward Habpaint, etc.” There is also a need for partners to assist with larger fund- riel, Julie Jones, Melissa Crick, Bob Irvine, Joe Di Duca, ing for projects, such as helping a Jim Broshears, and Hoppie Campos for their dedication family in need get into an aban- and hard work! doned home by helping make it livVolunteers are still needed for weeding, weed whacking, able and safe again! picking up trash and fuel reduction for fire prevention as Local sponsors have included we move from spring into fire season. To participate, call Adventist Health Feather Garrison Chaffee at (707) 694-4521 or email gmcmdc@ Last October volunteers took on one of the projects and planted hundreds of daffodils River, the Paradise Garden Club, If you can’t make this event, plan to particithroughout our Ridge. Boys and Girls Club of the pate in October.


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Education and Industry Collaborate in Development of Skilled Workforce By Jennifer Macarthy Director, ADVANCE – North State


uccessful companies understand that there is a link between their success and the development of a skilled and motivated workforce. An essential component of developing a skilled and motivated workforce is the creation of valuable connections between education and industry. ADVANCE – North State, a recently formed regional intermediary organization, is working to assist with such vital connections. Collaborating with key stakeholders within Butte and Glenn counties, ADVANCE – North State’s mission is to align business, education, and community organizations within Butte and Glenn Counties to maximize opportunities for youth and adults, resulting in career and economic success. In order to accomplish this, the ADVANCE – North State partners, including: California State University, Chico, Butte Community College, Butte County Office of Education, Chico Unified

Jubilee, from page 1 of crafts, along with a food court, children’s activities, and entertainment. Admission is free.

Sunday, April 29 Sunday at the Museum 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Gold Nugget Museum 502 Pearson Road

internships, create the SEE – School District, Glenn EXCITE – LEARN – DO effect County Office of Educafor learners. Learners see diftion, Butte County Govferent careers that they may ernment, Glenn County have never know about otherGovernment, the North wise. They get excited about Central Counties Consorcareer opportunities in their tium, and the Northern own backyard. They have the Rural Training Employability to learn how to take ment Consortium, are on that career through either working hard to convene hands-on experience or postand connect industry and secondary education. Finally, education partners. This they have the opportunity to is undertaken through a put their skills and education variety of means such as to work and actually do the industry/education fowork they have trained for. rums, work-based learning programs, teacher exAs a regional industry partternships, as well as other ner, we encourage you to evalregional engagement opuate your ability to help engage portunities for both inlocal students with knowledge dustry and education proabout your place of work and fessionals. your individual career. This interaction may be just what a Local Chambers of Advance North State seeks to prepare students in Butte County for success student needs to take their edCommerce and other beyond high school in order to become productive members of the workforce ucation and career training to industry-based organiza- and engaged citizens. the next level, and ultimately tions are a key component assist your business in obtainin the success of the ADVANCE – North State initiative. Relationships with industry that can be con- ing skilled and motivated employees. nected to the classroom provide learners at For additional information on ADany age a valuable edge as they prepare for VANCE – North State including opporThe deep pit barbecue is back with college and career. Work-based-learning tunities for connection, please visit www. LeaRoy’s finger lickin’ barbecued opportunities such as classroom speak- beef. Live music will be provided ers, work place tours, job shadows, and by Gene Kelly, the Jolly Beggars, Robin Valentine, and Paisani. Nuggetville will be open for business with the Sweet Shoppe, gold and gem panning, a blacksmith, phrenologist, barber, and the school marm in the schoolhouse. Free admission.

Don’t Miss the 13th Annual

Paradise Chocolate Fest! Benefiting Children on the Ridge

Saturday, May 12, 2018

$5.00 admission, Children 4 & under FREE

Includes: • FREE Chocolate Samples! • FREE Chocolate Pie &

Ice Cream Eating Contests • FREE Kidz-Zone Bounce House and Super Slide, Carnival Games, Crafts & Prizes, Live Music and Demonstrations on 3 stages! • FREE Raffle Prizes! For Additional Events and More Visit

M-Thur 9-5, Fridays 9-12

with private appts. in the afternoon

For promotional items visit us at

597 Pearson Road 877-7471


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Paradise Chamber Business Events

Pizza the Action Volunteer Appreciation & Recruitment Mixer Thursday, April 12, 5:30pm

Visit J & J Optical at 6153 Center Street - now offering a wide range of retail vision products.

Gold Nugget Museum, 502 Pearson Road Join us as we say “thank you” and “more please” to our event volunteers. We’ll be singing the praises and adding to the roster of our Wine in the Pines, Party in the Park, and Johnny Appleseed Volunteers. Stop by for $1.00 Pizza and Soft Drinks. ONLY FUN PEOPLE NEED ATTEND!

All are welcome! Lunch & Learn: Updates of New California Labor Law Thursday, April 19, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Paradise ROCKS! celebrated its first anniversary by moving to a larger space in the same Dogwood Square Marketplace at 5660 Skyway. Stop in for rocks, minerals, crystals, fossils, succulents and gifts.

BYO brown-bag lunch with Jean A. Sherr, of Sherr and Associates, Senior Human Resource Consultants Overview of federal and state wage and hour law and updates of new California labor law.   You will leave with confidence that your employee payroll is administered correctly and with valuable information about new California Laws

Business Many thanks to Atria Paradise for treating our business community to an evening in Paris!

Congratulations Rite Aid Magalia on your Tenth Anniversary!

Design Build Solutions 6194 Skyway Paradise (530) 966-6823

Ever After Antiques and Vintage Chic 6025 Skyway, Paradise (530) 762-7400

Girl Scouts of Northern California 50 Landing Circle, Chico, (530) 343-1904 ext 3008

J&J Optical, Inc.

6153 Center Street Paradise (530) 876-1586

Paradise Gentle Dentistry, Brent E Parrott, DDS 5975 Almond Street Paradise (530) 877-2313

Paradise Scholarship Foundation P.O. Box 151, Paradise (530) 321-4917

Ribbon Cuttings

that relate to your business operations. Each attendee will receive a coupon for a free one-hour consultation. Please RSVP to, 877-9356

Chamber & Rotary Bowling Mixer!

Thursday, May 3, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Tall Pines Entertainment Center, 5445 Clark Road Join the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce and your very own Paradise Rotary International  as they square up in friendly competition and fun. No matter your skill level, this MIXER is available to anyone and everyone wanting to spend an evening together having a good time!

Joy Lyn’s Unveils 7ft tall Willy Wonka Wood Carving Friday, May 4, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Joy Lyn’s Candies 1183 Bille Road Enjoy refreshments and chocolates as owners of Joy Lyn’s Candies, Bill and Pam Hartley, unveil their new wood carving.  Join in on the fun and get your picture standing next to Willy Wonka!

All are welcome at Chamber Ribbon Cuttings and mixers. Leave work on time and bring a handful of business cards and your elevator speech, or grab a friend and come and learn more about your local businesses. Thursdays, 5:30p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Design Build Solutions

Thursday, May 10, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Backyard Solutions, 6194 Skyway

Paradise Scholarship Foundation

Thursday, May 24, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Table Mountain Lodge No. 124, F. & A.M. 5934 Clark Road

Morning Coffee Ribbon Cutting June 12, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Schultz Law, 4047 Neal Road Now scheduling ribbon cuttings, spotlights, and mixers; contact Monica at 877-9356 or

February - March Renewing Members

Member Since

Bobbi’s Boutique 2015 Power Law 2015 Law Office of Christian A. Atherton 2004 Prosperity Investment Management, Inc. 1989 Summit Funding 2016 Curves Paradise 2011 Clark Road Animal Hospital 2000 Paradise Post 1977 Andy’s Bullseye Repair 2003 Italian Guy Catering 2013 Blue Team Realty 2006 Del Johnson Air Conditioning & Heating 2003 PostNet 2005 Kevin Baker Insurance Agency 2005 McKernan,Lanam,Bakke & Williams, LLP 1976 Edward Jones - Donna Buzzard, Financial Advisor 2016 Beans of Paradise Coffee Roasting Co 2016 Bill’s Auto Repair 2011 Tall Pines Entertainment Center 1994


Member Since

Black Bear Diner 2008 Ponderosa Gardens Motel, Inc 1979 B. Scott Hood, DDS, MS, Inc. 2015 2013 Michael Viale, DDS 2015 Titus Pacific Insurance Services 2005 Safeway Store #302 1981 Rabobank, N.A. 1991 Pair-O-Dice Chapter E.Clampus Vitus 2015 Paradise Association of Realtors 2009 Paradise Host Lions Club 2009 Paradise Unified School District 1988 First Baptist Church 2003 Blood Source 2002 Ampla Health 2016 Center for Spiritual Living 1986 Butte Community College 1992 Dean Fender 2010 Frank Dodini 2010 Quail Trails Village MH & RV Park 1997

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For full listings and updated information, visit


Paradise Rotary Every Thursday Noon for lunch

Paradise Elks Bingo

Sundays (except holiday weekends). Doors open 1:30 PM, games 2:30 PM

Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Drive

Elks Lodge, Grand Hall, 1100 Elk Lane $15 buy-in, $5 packs. Proceeds support Elks charities. 877-3977

“Tinsel Town Tuesdays” Every Tuesday, 2 PM

Paradise Ridge Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 877-1733

Paradise Host Lions Club 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:45 PM

Cozy Diner, 6371 Skyway

Veterans Group Meeting (VFW, Legion, DAV) Every Tuesday, 7 to 8 PM

Paradise Veterans Memorial Hall, 6550 Skyway Wes Cochran, VFW Commander 680-6430

Line Dancing Classes

Every Tuesday morning, February 20, 10 to 11 AM

Paradise Elks Lodge, 1100 Elk Lane Classes with Sylvia. FREE and open to the public. 872-4563.

Tai Chi with Pyramid Michael Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 to 7 PM

Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive, 588-0522

Paradise Town Council Meeting

Second Tuesday, 6 to 10 PM

Town Hall, 5555 Skyway Dina Volenski, Town Clerk, 872-6291 x102

Open Mikefull

Wednesdays, 7 to 10 PM

Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive, 877-4995

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Breakfast at De Sabla Guild 2nd Saturday, 8 to 11 AM

15247 Skyway, Magalia facebook,DeSablaGuild

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Alternate Saturdays, 10 AM to 3 PM, except holiday weekends and 5th Saturdays

Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Road

Dinner at the DeSabla Guild 4th Saturday, 5 to 8 PM

15247 Skyway, Magalia, facebook,DeSablaGuild

Beer & wine for purchase. $15 pp. 877-5673 Boys & Girls Club 2018 Paradise Cook-Off

Friday, April 14, 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Paradise Veterans Hall 6550 Skyway Tasting event featuring master and amateur chefs. Sampling of 16 dishes, cash bar, live entertainment, and a raffle. Tickets $15 each or $50 for a family of 4. 899-0335 “BYOG” Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Friday, April 20, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Terry Ashe Recreation Center Sharing the Journey 6626 Skyway Cancer Support Group Grab your favorite wine glass 2nd and 4th Tuesday, and enjoy tasting wine and 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM light appetizers. Proceeds from The LiveWell Center, Beyond Fitness, 7224 Skyway your $7 donation will benefit Paradise Recreation and Park Better Breathers Club – District. 530-872-6393 First Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The LiveWell Center, Beyond Fitness, 7224 Skyway Support Group for those living with COPD. Guest Speakers, refreshments. Julie J. Howard, RCP, RRT. 876-7113


Love Paradise Spring Fling 2018

April 21 and 22, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

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20th Annual Kids PID Fishing Day

Theatre on April 21, 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM the Ridge Paradise Lake, presents Lucretia Drive off Coutolenc Brighton Road, Magalia. See page 1. Beach Memoirs Thursdays, Fridays, The Very Best of Steely and Saturdays, April 5 Dan and Chicago 21, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday matinees: April 8 -22, 2:00 PM

April 21, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Paradise Chocolate Fest Events More Info at chocolatefest. us/events, 342-4896, info@

Paradise Community Park, Corner of Black Olive & Pearson. Tickets $50. Beyond Fitness Chocolate Chase

Saturday, May 12, 6:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Beyond Fitness, 7224 Skyway 3K & 5K Walks, 5K Run and 10K Run events. Suite G, Chico Christie Cruikshank, 893-8301. The Revells Band Music Benefit

April 28, 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The Work Training Center, 1080 Ewald Court, off Clark Road D.J. Andy, karaoke and Hula Dancers. Feather River Health Foundation’s 31st Annual Golf Tournament April 30, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Butte Creek Country Club, Chico 876-7166


Basic Sales & Use Tax Seminar April 26, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Free, must register. Financial Management Series for Existing Businesses May 1, 8, 15, 22, 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Free, must register. New Venture Series for Start-Up Businesses May 2, 9, 16, 23, 8:30 - 10:30 AM

$50 pre-paid, $60 at door.

Understanding Payroll, Payroll Taxes, Records & Functions in QuickBooks May 30, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

$50 pre-paid or $60 at door. New Venture Series for Start-Up Businesses June 6, 13, 20, 27, 8:30 - 10:30 AM

$50 pp pre-paid or $60 at door. Understanding Legal Liabilities Regarding Employment June 8, 8:30 - 10:30 AM

$20 pre-paid or $30 at door.

April 26-29

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Wine in the Pines

May 18, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Brilliant Thing at TOTR One Weekend Only!

April 26, 27, 28, 7:30 PM 9:00 PM, April 29, 2:00 PM

Start: Sierra Steel Harley Davidson, 1501 Mangrove Avenue Chico Check-spots throughout Butte County. Includes Rick’s Blowin’ Smoke Tri Tip. $20 Rider / $30 Couple.

Friday, May 11, 7-10 PM

Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road

2480 Notre Dame Blvd. Chico; Sophie, 895-9017,

May 19, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Evening of Chocolate, Wine & Brew!

Paradise Performing Arts Shriner’s Children’s Center 777 Nunnley Road Screening Clinic Advance at $25 Hospital May 12, 14, Apple Tree Village, Portrait of the writer as a local ticket outlets and at door. 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 1400 Kilcrease Circle young teen in 1937 living with Table Mountain Lodge, Yoga Class Fundraiser Kindra, 895-9661 his family in lower middle- April 22, 3:00 - 4:00 PM 5934 Clark Road class Brooklyn. Welcoming children 0 to 18 Beyond Fitness, 7224 Skyway Tai Chi at Feather years needing no cost medical Chocolate Festival Queen CanCanyon Paisani Concert & didate Meg Helms, teaches help. 877-7852 Every Thursday, 9 AM Lasagna Dinner for all levels. $10 donation. Feather Canyon Retirement April 13, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Dining Out for Paradise 877-7500 Community, Center for Spiritual Living, Meals on Wheels 5900 Canyon View Drive 789 Bille Road May 17, All Day Gold Nugget Days Participating Paradise and Magalia restaurants. Butte College Small Business Development Events Center Training Schedule 2nd Wednesday, 10 AM to noon

Chocolate Thunder Motorcycle Run

Downtown Paradise between Birch and Wildwood on Skyway See info, Page 1

Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road An evening with Jerry Miller. A young boy attempts to ease his mother’s depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. $12.00 General / $16.00 Reserved / American Legion Baseball $18 at Door. 877-5760. Team Fund Raiser Document Shredding May 19, 20, Day 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM April 28, Paradise High School 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ball Field Kevin Baker Insurance Agency, 389 Connors Ct,

13th Annual Paradise Chocolate Fest! May 12, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway More info, page 1

Paradise Tour de Chocolate Bike Ride May 20 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Paradise Community Park, corner Pearson and Black Olive Choose from three routes.

Atria Paradise, 1007 Buschmann Road RSVP the number of guests to Shell 872-3344.

Passages Caregiver Support Group

Every 2nd Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

New Outlook - Low Vision Support Group Every 3rd Monday, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

MLB Game Day Party

Get Your Ole’ On and Fiesta With Us! May 4, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, live music, margaritas, party favors and much more! Ole! Mothers’ Tea Party

May 11, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

We’re celebrating all mothers, grandmothers and greatRefreshments, and fun par- grandmothers with “High Tea” ty favors. Karaoke Happy Hour May 18, 2:30 - 4:30 PM April in Paris Happy Your songs or ours. Adult Hour April 20, 3:30 - 4:30 PM refreshments, hot appetizers! Live music with the House 1st Ice Cream Social of Cats, hot appetizers, a spe- the Season cial cocktail of the day. May 28, 2:30 - 3:30 PM April 15, 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Hooked on Hunting/ Drawn to Archery May 19, 7:30 AM 4:00 PM

Paradise Bow Hunters’ Archery Range, Coutolenc Park, Magalia Free. Northern California Ballet Spring Performance: Giselle

Friday May 18th - 7:15 PM Saturday May 19th – 2:15 PM and 7:15 PM

Paradise Performing Arts Center 777 Nunneley Road A romantic ballet in two acts. Box Office: 530-990-1677 Supergroup Concert at PPAC

May 26, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley, $22.50 (+ fee) advance, online at or $25 at local ticket outlets or door.

VFW Memorial Day Service May 28, 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Paradise Cemetery, Rear Entrance Lunch preceding service at the Paradise Veterans  Hall. Need volunteers to put flags up at cemetery, 8am on 26th, 28th take down, 3pm. Wayne, 5184441.

COVE Spaghetti Dinner

May 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Veterans Hall, corner Skyway and Elliott

JUNE Quota’s Bike Rodeo and Family Fun Picnic June 1, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Beyond Fitness, 7224 Skyway Bike giveaways, tune-ups, helmet fittings, bike safety and family games. Youths needing a new bike will need to apply. Kelly, 230-0211 x 204, Krista, 872-1534 Party in the Park Music and Marketplace Opening Night June 14 thru August 30, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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