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April/May 2017

“Toast to Spring!” with Wine in the Pines

By Mark Thorp

Membership & Events Coordinator, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce


he second Wine in the Pines event takes place on National Drink Wine Day, Thursday, May 25th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. With last year’s participants stating, “This is great; we need more,” and “I’ve been in Paradise for years, but just found four new shops I didn’t know were here,” your Chamber of Commerce wants to provide every opportunity for visiting Paradise businesses, their employees, and proud owners. This year, Holiday Market will include more local wines, heeding the call from last year’s participants to acknowledge more local vintners. The public is invited to enjoy everything downtown Paradise has to offer, including merchant booths from throughout our upper and lower Ridge communities. Local artists will also be featured. The event will take place between Pearson and Elliott Roads along the Skyway, within walking distance of at least six tasting stations,

and multiple shops and vendors offering specials, wine tasting, and other delectable fare. Ticket holders will receive a map of participating businesses, wrist band and a commemorative wine glass. Tickets will be sold the day of the event for $20 at the parking area adjacent to the Foster Road, or purchased online at paradisechamb e r.c om/e v e nt s . Participating businesses may choose a nonprofit organization to receive direct benefits from the event, and patrons will have the opportunity to do-

Leif Lobner and crew of Holiday Quality Market are among the supporters bringing Wine in the Pines to the community. nate, through their purchases, to these selected organizations throughout the evening. 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.

Something New Under the Sun for Gold Nugget Days By Kathy Schovajsa

Carlos Reyes and Friends

Gold Nugget Museum

Friday, April 28, 7:00 to 10:00PM


fter nearly 60 years, it’s time for a change! Gold Nugget Days, April 27 through 30, features exciting new events, plus some old favorites. The celebration commemorates the 1859 discovery of the world famous 54-pound Dogtown nugget. This year’s theme is “Golden Heroes.” A word of warning: Anyone not wearing a 2017 Gold Nugget Days badge will be subject to arrest and confinement in the Calaboose.

Gold Nugget Opening Ceremonies Thursday, April 27, 7:00 to 10:00PM

Paradise Performing Arts Center 777 Nunneley Road Festivities include the crowning of the Queen and the Children’s Costume Contest. Entertainment provided by local students. $10 Tickets may be purchased at the Gold Nugget Museum and at the door.

Paradise Performing Arts Center 777 Nunneley Road World-renowned harpist and violinist Carlos Reyes makes his debut Gold Nugget Days appearance. $25 purchased in advance at the museum; $30 at the door.

Saturday, April 29, the parade begins at noon on the Skyway Gold Nugget Craft Fair

Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30, 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Terry Ashe Recreation Center 39th annual event features a variety of crafts along with a food court and entertainment. Admission is free, craft booths are $150.00 and food booths are $175.00.

Parade Party at the Depot Park

Saturday, April 29, 12:00 to 5:00PM Paradise Community Park, Black Olive at Pearson Road Follow the parade to the new Party at the Depot Park for the Depot’s 10th anniversary celebration. The Jolly Beggars play traditional Scottish music. Stillwater Savage takes over at 2 p.m. Food, beverages, and local artisans. Free admission; food and beverages available for purchase.

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


Reigning Paradise Chocolate Fest King Oney Carroll representing Paradise Host Lions Club and Queen Brianna Wilson representing Bank of the West.

ndulge in all things chocolate while supporting non-profit organizations that provide enrichment opportunities to youth on the Paradise Ridge! 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 enter tainment, art, craft and commercial vendors and a wide range of food selections. Highlights of this year’s Fest include “All About Books” festival and “Art in Park” exhibit. 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 13,9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Terry Ashe Park & Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway in Paradise. Admission - $5.00 • Children 4 & Under Free. 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!

Sunday at the Gold Nugget Museum Sunday, April 30, 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Gold Nugget Museum, 502 Pearson Road Music by the Jolly Beggars. Nuggetville comes alive with docents and others in period attire. Games and gem panning. Drawing for gold nugget at 4:00p.m. Free admission.

Business Briefs 5,000 Pounds of Trout at Kids Fishing Day The annual Kids Fishing Day is slated for Saturday, April 22 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 and service clubs contribute their time to plan and staff this popular event. Local businesses also support it through donations to purchase trout as well as raffle prizes, food for the snack bar and gift certificates. Questions? Call PID at 877-4971. SCORE – For The Life Of Your Business SCORE is a Small Business Administration supported nonprofit association created to help small businesses. Score volunteers are experienced business people providing FREE and confidential counseling, business planning and management coaching. SCORE can help decide if your potential business right for you, show you how to form a business, create a business plan,

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Cal Voc Creates Opportunities for Disabled Adults By Bob Irvine Executive Director, California Vocations, Inc.

contracts with the Town of Paradise and Paradise Recreation and Parks District to service the recycling containers from parks, schools and the trail walkway.


n 1984, a group of parents, concerned about the financial sustainability of the care of their adult children with developmental disabilities, purchased the assets of Paradise School for Boys and Girls and formed the 501(c)3 non-profit organization known as California Vocations, Inc. In the beginning, the organization focused on providing a high quality residential program for adults on the autism spectrum. Flash forward to 2017: the organization has grown in response to the needs of individuals with a developmental disability. We currently employ more than 225 staff and operate three licensed residential care homes for 14 individuals, seventeen supported living homes for 43 individuals and four day programs for 76 individuals. Our funding comes from state and federal programs via Far Northern Regional Center. The key phrase in our vision statement is “To Live in a Community Where All Belong.” To accomplish this as an organization, it made sense to develop programs that added value to the community and offered individuals we support an inclusive experience through paid jobs or volunteering. Located at the corner of Wagstaff and Skyway, our COVE Recycling Center operates a registered redemption center for aluminum, plastic and glass cans and bottles. It is operated as a business and staffed with individuals we support as well as job coaches. COVE provides meaningful paid work and opportunities to interact with customers from the community. COVE also

The Treasure COVE Thrift Store provides excellent training for retail jobs. Individuals we support have paid jobs at the store receiving donations, providing laundry services for donated clothing, displaying merchandise, greeting and helping customers with daily specials. The Treasure COVE provides an ideal opportunity to interact with the community. Our store is currently located adjacent to the COVE Recycling Center but will be moving June 1 to a larger building we recently purchased at 633 Pearson Rd., adjacent to Drebert’s Automotive. We look for volunteer opportunities for our staff and individuals we support to give back to the community. The largest and most impactful volunteer activity is managing the Simple Gesture program, coordinating 80 volunteers to collect more than 20,000 pounds of food six times per year from 1,500 donor households and deliver to 8 local food pantries. Other volunteer activities include maintaining the flower garden on Elliott Road for the Veterans Hall, Meals on Wheels, visitations to the elderly in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Centers, assisting Paradise Chamber at Party in the Park and Johnny Appleseed Days.

The Treasure COVE Thrift Store provides excellent training for retail jobs. Visit the shop at the corner of Wagstaff and Skyway.

To learn more about California Vocations visit our websites and To find out how you may become involved, call 530-877-4146 ext 202 and speak with Bob Irvine, Executive Director.

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A VA hospital in Paradise?

Back in the Day, Your Chamber Lobbied Hard for One! Editor’s note: The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce marks its official 75th anniversary this year. While we may think of the chamber as an organization to promote and support tourism as well as local businesses, through the years your Chamber has been an integral part of the entire community, always working to make Paradise a better place. Throughout this year we’ll highlight some of the lesser-known aspects of the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce in articles in the Ridge Business Journal.

By Tonya Dale Cedar Creek


lthough World War II still raged, the United States Veterans Bureau (now the Veterans Administration) was planning ahead. More medical care would be needed for injured and disabled servicemen and the Bureau set about investigating various sites in the US for establishing new veterans’ hospitals. Paradise boosters knew just the place—and the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce stepped into action, surveying locations, eliciting support and presenting its case to the Construction and Hospitalization Division of the Veterans Bureau in 1943. “It has been called to the attention of The American Legion, Department of California, that the town of Paradise, Butte County California, will give the Federal Government, free of charge, ample acreage for the construction of a suitable hospital,” the application reports. The application shares that the community is “located in the foothills, 16 miles east of Chico, on a railroad and close to the rails centers of Chico and Oroville, is widely known for its climatic conditions so favorable for the sick and convalescent….” Chamber members worked hard on the report, now on file at the Chamber office. The hospital’s possible location was on land owned by the Paradise Irrigation District; on

Aug. 31, 1943 PID directors voted unanimously to convey the 120 acres of land (“no longer necessary for the uses and purposes of said district”) for $1 to the US government for use for the veterans hospital. The land, located on the west side of Skyway, “about one mile from the Paradise business section” was close to power lines and water mains. Chamber members assured the report’s readers that “if needed, construction of a railroad spur to any point on the property would not be a difficult undertaking.” The application process was not a short-term effort. The final application is dated April 1, 1944. As late as October 1945, Chamber members urged local residents to write to their congressman, Clarence F. Lea in support of the hospital’s location. The application highlights the Ridge’s business community as an especial benefit: “These businesses

and professional offices render friendly, high class service to all of their patrons, carrying stocks of merchandise found in much larger cities and are readily accessible to all sections of the Paradise district, being located in the heart of the area.” Despite the hard work from the Chamber and the community (and the free offer of land by PID), Paradise’s bid to house a veterans’ hospital was rejected.

This upbeat brochure, printed by the Paradise and Allied Communities Chamber of Commerce, was included in the 1943 application packet to the US Veterans Bureau. Paradise was being considered as the location for a regional veterans hospital and chamber members worked hard to convince public officials that the Ridge would be a healthful spot for the hospital.

Don’t Miss the 12th Annual

Paradise Chocolate Fest! Benefiting Children on the Ridge

Saturday, May 13, 2017

$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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Party in the Park Welcomes Sponsors

By Monica Nolan Executive Director, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce


rom June 15th through August 31st, Paradise Community Park, in the historic heart of Paradise, comes alive with live music, entertainment, beer, wine, food, assorted vendors and fun for Party in the Park Music & Marketplace 2017. Vital funding from community partners helps support this seasonal institution— a showcase of local pride and commerce. Sponsors benefit from weekly and year-round visibility on multiple platforms. Party in the Park provides a unique opportunity to interact with your local customer base while you demonstrate support for regional produce, local business and the vitality of our community.

The following sponsors are already benefiting from promotion: Presenting Sponsor:

Each year, Party in the Park has enjoyed greater success, attracting hundreds of locals and visitors to EAT, DRINK and BUY Paradise and to discover that “It’s Cooler Up Here.” Hosted By:

As of press time, the high-profile Band and Kids Zone sponsorships are still available, as well as packages and benefits to suit every budget. Visit for more information, or contact Mark Thorp at or 877-9356. To ensure inclusion in all promotions and receive 16 weeks of exposure, please notify us of your commitment no later than April 20. We will be pleased to discuss a customized package to meet your marketing needs. Local businesses, non-profits, certified growers and craft vendors are invited to participate. Sign up on

In Cooperation With:

Artisan Sponsor:

Perennial Sponsors:

, WHERE: Paradise Community Park e, Pearson and Black Oliv Paradise WHEN:

Every Thursday night for twelve weeks: June 15 - August 31


5:30 p.m. to dusk

Sponsorship packages include colorful Party in the Park street banners that will feature your logo for 16 weeks!

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Paradise on High Left: The Paradise Airport hosts planes and pilots from all over.

Below: The Paradise Airport offers a unique event facility for weddings, corporate retreats, and everything in between. The pictured 1967 Citabria is one of the planes available to rent. By Dori Franklin Event Coordinator, Paradise Airport


he Paradise Airport was established in 1967 by Vernon West, and has changed hands only twice before it was purchased by the Franklin family in 1987. John Franklin has a passion for flying, shared with his wife Jane, also a pilot. Their son James currently manages the Paradise Airport and is the CEO of Franklin Aviation. The privately owned Paradise Airport provides hangars, tiedowns and services for tenants and is home to the active flying club The Birds of Paradise. Franklin Aviation has a certified flight instructor on site at the airport to walk you through the process of becoming a pilot or add on ratings. If you’ve always wanted to become a pilot, we are here for you, offering an FAA certified instructor. Franklin Aviation is an authorized broker to help buy or sell your aircraft, and also offers aircraft rentals. For flight instruction, sales and rentals, contact James at (530) 521-2289 The Paradise Airport offers an AV equipped meeting room with wireless internet access, kitchen and an additional patio for outdoor gatherings. Contact Event Coordinator Dori Franklin (757) 232-9247 for further information. Paradise Airport is home to The Birds of Paradise, an organization of aviation enthusiasts, not necessarily pilots or aircraft owners. The club meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:00p.m. Activities include speakers of aviation interest and occasional field trips. A favorite feature is the Saturday breakfast fly-out. Membership is $20.00/year. For more information, contact: Come check out the airport on Thursday, May 11th from 5:30-7:30 PM for an Open House in conjunction with the Paradise Chamber.   Mark your calendars Saturday, August 26th for On the Runway, a benefit for Northern California Ballet and Paradise Rotary. The event will include cars, planes, excellent food and beverages.  For further information visit


• Editors: Monica Nolan, Carol Peterson • Advertising: Jill Williams • Production/Layout: Jeri Luce 5550 #1 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95967 530.877.9356 Fax 530.877.1865 e-mail:

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Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

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 at 5:30p.m. unless otherwise noted. Now scheduling for fall 2017; contact Monica at 877-9356 or

Paradise Community Guild celebrates the dedication of Norton Buffalo Hall. Learn about hall rentals, entertainment, community gardens, classes and civil dialogue, visit

Thursday, May 11 Paradise Airport

4405 Airport Road

Thursday, May 18 Blue Team Realty

6141 B Center Street

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Paradise Friends of the Library celebrated its partnership with Table Mountain Masonic Lodge in blazing a trail between parking lots to improve access to the library.

Paradise ROCKS! is a fun, family-run business with a commitment to strengthening our community by promoting art and culture. Paradise ROCKS! sells rocks, minerals, crystals, art and gifts, and is sponsoring a rock hunt. Visit their Facebook page @ParadiseROCKS530. Located at 5660 Skyway, Suite C in Paradise. The American Cancer Society hosted a mixer to share information about Relay for Life, which brings communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to make a global impact on cancer. Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 3, and contact Debbie O’Connor,, 530-567-5946 for more information.

Senior Assist

619 Circlewood Drive (530) 520-9598

Western Heating & Rain Gutters 1754 Piney Ridge Drive (530) 877-3427

Kyle Nelson Photography Vallyn Solutions 693 Fir Street 6311 Skyway (530) 872-0948 (530) 354-4189 3.5” x 2.5” | Maximum Font Size: 30 pt

Stocks. Bonds. CDs. IRAs. Mutual funds. Donna Buzzard Financial Advisor .

6014 B Clark Rd Paradise, CA 95969 530-872-7000

Member SIPC

and organize a marketing plan. If you are already in business, SCORE can help review financial results and outlook and assist as you tackle challenges in a changing economy, a changing market and a changing regulatory environment. To schedule a face to face counseling session call Chico Chamber of Commerce: 891-5556 Joy Lyn’s Wins Golden Spoon Joy Lyn’s Candies was honored to take home the “Golden Spoon Award” at the Boys & Girls Club Paradise Cook-Off. They also won top honors for “Best in Dessert” category and the “People’s Choice Award.” Joy Lyn’s Candy Maker, Glenn Hartley, was thinking outside the candy box to dream up the prize winning Chookie and Ice Cream dessert--taking an old family recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, then dipping them in delicious chocolate. The Chookie paired with a little vanilla ice cream proved a winning combination! Joy Lyn’s Candies is a long-time supporter of the Boys & Girls Club, serving youth ages 6-18 at 5 locations on the Ridge with high quality after school programs and services. Visit Joy Lyn’s at 1183 Bille Road. Do You Have a Smallbusiness Retirement Plan? If you’re a small-business owner, your “to do” list probably never ends. But here’s one task you might have overlooked: funding your own retirement plan. Fortunately, when choosing a retirement plan, you’ve got some good choices. Although the various plans have different requirements and contribution limits, they all offer tax-deferred earnings potential, and some allow you to make taxdeductible contributions. An “owner-only” 401(k) offers many of the

Thursday, June 1 St. Nicholas Church Parish Hall Grand Opening

Thursday, June 8 Vallyn Solutions 693 Fir Street

5872 Oliver Road

same benefits found in 401(k) plans offered by big companies. This plan may be appropriate for you if you have no full-time employees, other than yourself or your spouse. Other retirement plan options include a SEP IRA and a SIMPLE IRA. And you can even establish your own defined benefit plan, similar to the traditional pension plan that was once commonplace. Explore your choices carefully, possibly with the help of a financial professional. But don’t wait too long to act – when building resources for retirement, time is your greatest ally. Member SIPC, Donna L. Buzzard, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, (530) 872 7000, (855) 872-7025 (Toll Free), 6014 B Clark Road, Paradise.

monthly conversation on Civil Dialogue. Mutual respect is being displaced by frustration and disdain, making divisions worse. It affects families, friends and neighbors. As a non-partisan fellowship with a vision to “Be the community you want to live in,” Paradise Community Guilds is trying to promote more sustainable values in civil conversation—and have fun doing it. The community is invited to the next discussion, at the Norton Buffalo Hall (5704 Chapel Drive) on Sunday, April 23rd, from 4 to 6 p.m. Social time with wine, beer, and light potluck starts just beforehand, at 3:30p.m. www.

Newly Remodeled Church Hall at St Nick’s

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Paradise has newly remodeled its 1,928 square foot Parish Hall. Available for all your A-1: Check Cashing gathering needs: weddings, anniversaand More A-1 Check Cashing of Paradise has been ries, birthdays, funerals, banquets, meetserving Paradise, Magalia and Butte ings and much more, including an up-toCounty since 2000. The company offers code commercial kitchen. The hall has a payday loans at a low fee that is hard beautiful hard wood floor, round tables to beat! A-1 also offers a bill pay sta- and several 8ft long tables with chairs. St. tion Monday thru Saturday.  Make your Nick’s offers plenty of parking and easy PG&E payment with no fee attached; access on the beaten path in central Paryour payment will post to PG&E imme- adise, at Skyway and Oliver Road. 5872 diately.  Hundreds of other bills may be Oliver Road, 877-7006. paid for a small fee, such as cable, phone, insurance, etc.  A-1 offers prepaid credit Tell Your Story in the Ridge’s cards, faxing, copies, ATM and stamps. Newest Resource Stop by 6451 Skyway or call 872-7500 The Paradise Ridge Chamber of ComMonday - Friday 9:30-6:00 and Saturday merce is proud to announce its new 10:00-3:00.  (Bill pay closes 1 hour prior). partnership with local Chamber member A-1 takes great pride in treating their cus- Preferred Professionals. We’ve teamed tomers in a friendly, kind and caring man- up to produce a comprehensive annual guide to the community goods, services, ner!  They look forward to seeing you! events and culture that define our beautiful mountain home. Don’t miss this Civil Dialogue at Paradise opportunity to feature your business in Community Guilds Have we lost the ability to be civil in our the inaugural issue of The Paradise Ridge political conversations? Is there a way to Lifestyle and Resource Guide. Submit regain it? Observing that, as a nation, we content ideas to info@paradisechamber. are getting ever more divided on the is- com. To advertise, contact Mark Orlando, sues, members of the Paradise Commu- Preferred Professionals, 520-3065. nity Guilds came together to sponsor a

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Allstate-Baker & Baker Insurance Agency, Inc. American Cancer Society, Inc. American Capital Corporation American Self-Storage Aunt Mabel’s General Store B. Scott Hood, DDS, MS, Inc. Bill’s Auto Repair Black Bear Diner Clark Road Animal Hospital Curves Paradise Damsel in Defense De Sabla Guild Del Johnson Air Conditioning & Heating Dobrich Septic Service Edward Jones - Donna Buzzard, Financial Advisor Frank Dodini Green Machine monthly yard srevice HeartShine Foundation Heavenly Herbs & Acupuncture Italian Guy Catering Law Office of Christian A. Atherton

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McKinnon & Associates 2009 Melissa Schuster 2005 My Girlfriend’s Closet 2013 Northern Recycling & Waste Services, LLC 2007 Paradise Hearing & Balance Clinics, Inc. 2000 Paradise Host Lions Club 2009 Paradise Magazine 2016 Paradise Ridge Post-Acute 2009 Paradise Rod & Gun Club, Inc. 2007 Patricia Wood Elkerton, Attorney at Law 2014 PostNet 2005 Power Law 2015 Quail Trails Village MH & RV Park 1997 Ridge Fitness For Women 2015 Ridge Physical Therapy & Wellness Center 2003 Robert B. Anderson, CFP® 1989 Safeway Store #302 1981 Senator Jim Nielsen 2013 Tall Pines Entertainment Center 1994 Titus Pacific Insurance Services 2005 2013

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For full listings and updated information, visit

ONGOING Tai Chi at Feather Canyon

Every Thursday, 9:00am

Feather Canyon Retirement Community, 5900 Canyon View Drive

Paradise Ridge Homeless Task Force Meeting First Tuesday of every month, 6pm

Paradise United Methodist Church, 6277 Clark Road, across from Cinema 7. 872-1162

“Tinsel Town Tuesdays” Every Tuesday, 2pm

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

Paradise Host Lions Club

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:45pm

5922 Clark Road Church, 6722 Clark Road Book Sale hours 10:00am to 3:00 Coffee and hot cross buns will be pm, except holiday weekends served in Charter Hall after the service. and months with a 5th Saturday. Every Sunday Doors Open 3:00pm

Fizz Breakfast

First Sunday of the month, 9am to 12pm

Hall, rear entrance.Dancing to Cottonwood. Guests always welcome! More info: Elks office, 877-3977

Town Council Meeting

2nd Tuesday of every month, 6:00 to 10:00pm

Town of Paradise - Town Hall, 5555 Skyway, 872-6291 x101

Tai Chi with Pyramid Michael

Atria Paradise, 1007 Buschmann Road

Open Mikefull

Wednesdays, 7 to 10pm

Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive, 877-4995

Paradise Rotary Every Thursday Noon for lunch

Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Drive

2nd Thursdays, 10:00am

Elks Pizza & Pasta Night

Last Friday of the month, 5:00 to 8:30pm

Paradise Elks Lodge, 6309 Clark Road & Elk Lane, Grand Hall, rear entrance Buffet dinner & dancing to RevOmatics. Guests always welcome. More info: Elks office, 877-3977


Saturday, April 22,

Paradise Eagles fundraiser dinner for Bare On The Ridge

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 20, 21 & 22 7:30PM. Sunday Matinee – April 23, 2:00PM

Saturday, April 22, 5:00 to 9:00PM

Paradise Eagles Aerie, 9079 Skyway Theatre on the Ridge, Two seatings - 5:30pm and 3735 Neal Road 6:30pm Contact Tracy Busby @ Limited Run – Four Performances 863-0615 or Anne Sairs @ 873Only. A comedy by Larry David. Read6623. $10 per person ers Theatre; Directed by Judy Clemens. Join TOTR veteran performers play- Elks Bunny Hop Dance ing multiple characters for a staged Saturday, April 22, reading of the playwrighting debut of 5:30PM to 8:30PM Larry David, multiple Emmy-winning Elks Grand Hall (entrance at the star of Curb Your Enthusiasm and co- rear of the building) 6309 Clark creator of Seinfeld. $10 General, $12 Road; Elk Lane, Paradise Reserved, $14 Door, Tickets available Feather River Health online only or at the door.

Afternoon Stroll & Lunch at the Duck Pond

Foundation’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament

Aquatic Park, Recreation Drive and Buschmann Road Sunshine residents will be taking a leisurely stroll around the duck pond, and enjoying lunch on a lovely Spring day. Jennah, 877-4463

Butte Creek Country Club, 175 Estates Drive, Chico Contact Feather River Health Foundation at 876-7166 or visit for registration and information.

Friday, April 21, 11am to 1:00PM

Chocolate, Cheese & Wine

Easter Sunrise Service

Kids Fishing Day

6:00AM to 3:00PM Sunshine House Paradise Lake 1463 E. Dottie Lane Enjoy refreshments while you sing Details in Business Briefs, pg. 1. along to some jazzy tunes! Free to all!

Paradise Elks Lodge, 6309 6309 TOTR presents Clark Road & Elk Lane, Grand Fish In The Dark

Cozy Diner, 6371 Skyway

Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive, 588-0522

Tuesday, April 18, 1:30 to 2:30PM

Paradise Elks Lodge, 1100 Elks Lane, Grand Hall, rear entrance

Passages Caregiver Support Group

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 to 7:00pm

Swing & Sparkle with the Housecats!

Paradise Elks Bingo

by Joy Lyn’s, Cheese by Pedrozo Dairy & Cheese Co. and Wines provided by Spencer Shirey. Proceeds benefit Youth on the Ridge Programs; $20 per person.

Friday, April 21, 6:00 to 8:00PM

Monday, April 24, 1:00 to 7:00PM

Gold Nugget Days April 27-April 30

Details, page 1. Ridge Fitness for Women, 5537 Black Olive Drive Bean Feed Alternate Saturdays The Labyrinth Prayer Circle at Fundraising event for Chocolate Queen Friday, April 28 Paradise Library, Paradise United Methodist candidate, Joanna Gutierrez. Chocolate 4:00 to 6:30PM Paradise United Methodist Church, 6722 Clark Road Atria Paradise, 1007 Buschmann Road RSVP to Shell 872-3344.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Good Friday Service Friday, April 14, 2:00 to 3:00pm

Non-denominational Service, music program and fellowship.

Easter Sunday Brunch Sunday, April 16, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Toast the day with a sparkling glass of champagne!

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body Tuesday, April 18, 1:30 to 3:30pm

Speaker Becky Robinson, Director of the North Valley Area Alzheimer’s Association, discusses diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement.

Backyard Bird Watching Seminar Tuesday, April 18, 6:00 to 7:00pm

Educational, entertaining and enlightening!

Hit Parade Happy Hour Thursday, April 20, 3:30 to 4:30pm

Live entertainment, adult refreshments and appetizers.

Sunday, April 16, 6:30 to 7:30AM

Ella Fitzgerald Paradise Bandstand Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 to 7:00pm

Ella’s life and music celebrated through her many hit recordings!

Jazzy Happy Hour Thursday, April 27, 3:30 to 4:30pm

“Jazzy” entertainment with The House Cats, jazz inspired cocktails, appetizers and party favors!

Chico de Mayo Fiesta! Friday, May 5, 12:00 to 3:00pm

Margaritas, festive live music, fun party favors and a great group of folks to celebrate with.

Sunday, May 14, 11:30AM to 1:00PM

Toast the day and mom with a sparkling glass of champagne!

Armed Forces Day Program Friday, May 19, 3:30PM to 4:30PM

Joins us as we honor our military family in poems, prayers and song.

“Murder Mystery” Dinner Theater

Wednesday, May 24, 1 2:00 to 1:30pm

Veterans Benefits Program

Drama Club performs “Romanian Uranium Mystery” during your noon meal! It’ll be a “killer” show!

Get your maximum benefits from the Veterans Administration.

Memorial Day Indoor Picnic & Patio Social

Tuesday, May 9, 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Passages Caregiver Support Group Thursday, May 11, 10:00AM to 11:00AM

For those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Karaoke Party!

“A Gift of Time” Concert with Tom Boyd

Your songs or ours, we play them all!

Share the afternoon with Mom and popular singer/guitar player.

Friday, April 21, 3:30 to 5:00pm

Mother’s Day Brunch

Thursday, May 11, 3:30PM to 4:30PM

Monday, May 29, 12:00 to 2:30pm

Indoor picnic followed by Patio Social with squirt guns, “duck races,” popsicles silliness!

Hank Williams Bandstand

Tuesday, May 30, 6:00 to 7:00pm

Exp. June 30, 2017

Exp. June 30, 2017

Ham Dinner

April 28, 5:00 to 7:00 PM

De Sabla Guild, 15247 Skyway, Magalia

Vendors On The Ridge, Spring Fling

Beyond Fitness Chocolate Chase

Blue Team Realty, 6141 Center St B Local Independent Direct Sales vendors. Admission is FREE.

Beyond Fitness, 7224 Skyway Race follows the historic Memorial Trail.

Saturday, April 29, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Free Concert: Big Mo and the Full Moon Band - A benefit for Made In Paradise Saturday, April 29, 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Saturday, May 13, 6:30AM to 11:30AM

Northern California Ballet Spring Performance: Cinderella

Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, 7:15PM, Saturday matinee, 2:15 PM

1080 Ewald Court

Paradise Performing Arts Center 777 Nunneley Road

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

1st Annual Sock Hop

Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road. Stagecoach Youth Theatre Presentation Storybook fables are derailed in a delightful one-act play.

Paradise Tour de Chocolate

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday May 4, 5 & 6 at 7:00PM

Tainted Love in Concert April 29, 8:30 to 11:55 PM

Gold Country Casino & Hotel, 4020 Olive Highway, Oroville

Celebration of Life 5k Sunday, May 7, 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Bidwell Park One Mile Recreation Area

“Evening of Chocolate, Wine & Brew!” Friday, May 12, 7:00PM to 10:00PM

Paradise Community Park, Corner of Black Olive & Pearson Tickets $50; available at Darlene’s Fine Chocolates, Joy Lyn’s Candies, PIP Printing & Marketing, or from Queen Candidates.

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

Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway Details, page 1.

May 19, 7:00 to 10:00PM

De Sabla Guild, 15247 Skyway, Magalia

Sunday, May 21, 8:00AM to 2:00PM

Paradise Community Park tour

Original Paradise Choraleers Musical Dreams Monday, May 22, 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Sunshine Cottage, 1468 Sun Manor

Wine in the Pines Thursday, May 25, 5:30 to 8:30PM

See page 1 for full details. $20 buys you a commemorative glass and tastings from our excellent local and regional wineries!

Relay for Life of Paradise

Saturday, June 3, 10:00AM to 8:00AM

Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. Relay for Life is a fun, free, family-friendly, inspiring community event celebrating cancer survivors and caregivers. Supports American Cancer Society.

8 April/May 2017 • Ridge Business Journal

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