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June/August 2018

Party in the Park Music & Marketplace 2018 By Monica Nolan Executive Director, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Mark Thorp Membership & Events, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce


ummer brings a new season of fun and entertainment to the Paradise Ridge. Check out the community’s “go to” for activities, Paradise’s 21st annual Party in the Park Music & Marketplace takes place each Thursday evening at 5:30 pm until dusk at Paradise Community Park at the corner of Pearson & Black Olive through August 30th. Party in the Park offers fresh produce, information, goods and services from local vendors and non-profits, and locally produced arts and crafts. Food and beverage options include beer and wine sales benefitting the Paradise Rotary Club, which in Party in the Park offers fresh produce, food trucks, live music information, goods and services from turn pays it forward to many local local vendors and non-profits, and locally produced arts and crafts. causes. Food options include delicious Mexican food and smoothies wiches from the Pair O Dice Chapter of smoked specialties including tri-tip, pulled from Meeho’s each week. Alternating E. Clampus Vitus, wood fired pizza and pork, chicken, ribs and mac n’ cheese from weeks will feature hot dogs and tri-tip sand- salads from newcomer Drifter Pizza Co., Rick’s Blowin’ Smoke and innovations such

A Big Thank You to our 2018 sponsors Presenting:



Kids’ Zone:


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New Lower Chamber Rates Benefit Direct Marketers And Individuals


aradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce welcomes all businesses as members. Our Board of Directors recently made a change to expand access to Chamber services by introducing new rates for Direct Marketers and Individual Professionals. Whether you are a side-gigging Tupperware merchant or a full-time Scentsy entrepreneur, we welcome you to take advantage of Chamber benefits at the new rate of $180 per year. Professionals such as realtors and beauty specialists may also take advantage of newly reduced rates. Recognizing the contributions of those with multiple enterprises, your Chamber

has long welcomed additional branches or second businesses at 50% off the annual membership fee. For a full fee schedule and more information about the benefits of Chamber membership, please contact Mark Thorp at or visit membership-benefits. Membership in the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is a smart (and taxdeductible) business investment. Business support - We are a group of knowledgeable professionals invested in your success. Let us know what you need!

Driving business your way - Our Merchant Gift Certificate program  and special member rates for participation in Chamber events send customers through your door. More information about RidgeBucks Merchant Gift Certificate program on Visibility in the community - We promote your business through the Chamber office, our website, our publications and our events! Members may submit Business Briefs for publication in the Ridge Business Journal. Networking - Check out our events calendar!

Business Community Updated on 2018 Labor Law Changes By Jean Sherr, Sr. Human Resources Consultant, Sherr and Associates


s part of your Chamber’s commitment to inform local small businesses, it hosted a “Lunch & Learn” event presented by Jean Sherr of Sherr and Associates, Sr. Human Resources Consultants. Ms. Sherr provided an overview of federal and state wage and hour laws along with updates of new California labor law. Are you a local professional with valuable information to share with our business community? Please contact Mark Thorp, Membership and Events, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Mark@ or call 877-9356.

• IRS Business Mileage rate is $0.545

• Minimum Wage 26+ employees -$11.00 • Minimum Wage 25 or fewer -$10.50 • 401k and 403b plans maximum employee contribution increased to $18,500. Catch up limit for 50+ $6,000. • Social Security taxable wage base increased to $128,400. • “Ban-the-Box” – Employers cannot inquire or consider criminal convictions for applicants until a conditional offer of employment is made. Remove conviction questions from applications. Do not inquire about convictions during interview. • “New Parental Leave Act” extends CFRA rights to employers with 20 or more employees. • “Immigration Worker Protection Act” pro-

as baconater sammies, popper burgers, philly cheese steak and keto options from Urban Outlaw. The Depot Museum in the center of the park will be open to visitors each evening. Vendor booths, farmer booths, and artisan/crafter booths are available: visit and click on the “Party in the Park” banner. The free-to-the-public community concerts attract consumers to EAT, DRINK and BUY Paradise while showcasing local talent. Funds for operating expenses come from sponsorships from local businesses and organizations, and volunteer support is provided by the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, California Vocations, Inc., and a list of volunteers from every facet of our community. To be clear, there is no such thing as a free concert. It may be free-to-the-public, but Party in the Park Music and Marketplace is a labor of love from your Chamber, your Town, and your local hospital and business community. You’ll see those valued sponsors listed below. Please show your support by patronizing the marketplace. As much as we enjoy our PIP event, don’t forget that the very best way to support the marketplace in Paradise is to invest in community by shopping the Ridge all year long. Please stop by and visit our sponsor businesses, express your appreciation through your conscious patronage of those who support community events and activities.

hibits employers from allowing federal immigration officials to access non-public areas or a work place without a judicial warrant. Also prohibits employer from allowing immigration enforcement agent to access, review or obtain employee records without a court order or subpoena. • “Harassment Training on Gender Identity, Expression & Sexual Orientation” requires employers with 50 or more employees to expand their mandatory sexual harassment prevention training to include topics of “gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation”.

For more details or any questions about these changes contact Jean A. Sherr of Sherr and Associates, Sr. Human Resources Consultants.

Business Briefs

Remember Our Fallen Heroes

The Paradise Veterans Group plans to erect a memorial wall to honor those who served and those who gave all for our country. Strata of Chico has donated granite slabs to help start the project. Businesses in Paradise and Magalia may help raise funds with a tax deductible donation of $50.00 each. The wall was designed through the collaboration of members of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled American Veterans. Donations can be mailed to: The American Legion Post 259, 6550 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969, Attn: Lawrence St. Germain, Project Manager. Telephone: 530-413-9277, Non-profit #0925 Established 1934, Tax ID #94-0280890.

Paradise Rotary Welcomes New Member

Tina McNeil is the newest member of the Rotary Club of Paradise. Longtime Paradise resident in the mortgage business for over 10 years, Tina is a loan officer with Big Valley Mortgage here in Paradise. Her office is right next to Cindy Haskett’s Blue Team Realty office on Center Street. Tina and her husband Matt have three children and 4 grandchildren and enjoy camping, traveling, and Geezing (you’ll have to ask her about Geezing). Congratulations to Tina and Matt on becoming Paradise Rotarians. Paradise Rotary meets each Thursday at noon at Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Drive.

Teachers Association of Paradise Recognizes Paradise Rotary Club’s Commitment to Education

Paradise Rotary Club recently bestowed a $1200 mini grant to four kindergarten classes at Ponderosa Elementary School. Over the past 6 years the PRF has placed $24,000 in the hands of Paradise grade school classrooms. The mon-

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PARTY, from page 1 Presenting sponsor Adventist Health Feather River will be on hand each week, sharing information and giveaways. The outstanding lineup of musical entertainment is brought to by Band Sponsor Prosperity Investment Management, Inc., helping retirees invest for dependable income designed to last for the rest of their lives. Generous Sponsorship from is providing a Kids’ Zone, with activities for children aged 5 to 12. Parents will stay close at hand while local organizations including entertain with activ-

ities and games. Local artists, crafters and artisans are welcomed at a special no-risk rate thanks to Artisan Sponsor Paradise Hearing & Balance Clinics, Inc. The Artist Walk will feature locally crafted jewelry, glass, tie-dye, lotions, potions and more. Party in the Park 2018 thanks the business and community partners who share Paradise Chamber’s mission to sustain a vibrant local economy. Attendees may enjoy a variety of bands playing rock, folk, and blues. Full entertainment schedule here:

June 14 ~ Looking 4 Eleven June 21 ~ Stillwater Savage June 28 ~ Mixtape July 5 ~ Running In The Shadows July 12 ~ Apologetiks July 19 ~ Driver July 26 ~ Rube & The Rhythm Rockers August 2 ~ Equinox August 9 ~ The Revells August 16 ~ The Amy Celeste Band August 23 ~ The Paradise Big Band August 30 ~ The Alan Rigg Band

“Jewel of the Foothills” Soon To Be Debt Free By Harvey Parrott President, Paradise Performing Arts Center


he Paradise Performing Arts Center is frequently referred to a as the “Jewel of the Foothills,” and rightly so. Entertainers who have traveled the world and performed in many famous venues comment, “The PPAC ‘s acoustics and audience visibility are as good as any in the world.” In 1996, the vision of a small committee to provide an Arts Center for the Paradise community became a reality after nearly twenty years. Not yet complete, performances were watched from plastic patio chairs, the stage curtains were in progress, lighting was minimal, and there was a lack of good sound equipment. Since enthusiasm for the fund drives was waning, the Board of Directors elected to borrow sufficient funds to complete theatre in 1999. The privately donated funds were enough to buy the horse but not enough feed it. Meaning, the venue could not sustain operating costs via ticket sales and there were no wealthy patrons or large corperations to step forward and provide the needed capital. Salaries, operating expenses, and loss of money on PPAC sponsored shows slowly pushed the facility to the brink of bankruptcy. In 2009, bankruptcy seemed inevitable because $80,000 was owed to local businesses and previous performers, and there was $70,000 in credit card debt, plus $450,000 due on the mortgage that had only been receiving in-

The mission of the Paradise Performing Arts Center is to provide the community with a state-of-the-art facility for the staging of a variety of cultural and public events. terest payments. Fortunately, a local businessman loaned the PPAC $80,000 to pay all locals, thus preventing them from being caught in the bankruptcy and creating poor public relations. When all seemed hopeless and serious alternatives were being suggested, even selling the facility, Ginny Jensen came to the rescue. As a part of her will, she left the PPAC $250,000. Much discussion followed. What to do with the money? Obviously, 1) pay back the $80,000, 2) pay off the credit card debt, and 3) pay down the mortgage. Of course, number one and two were logical, but what about number three? If the $450,000 mortgage was reduced to $100,000 using the remainder of the gift, the PPAC would be in the same situation: a mortgage and no operating capital. After much consideration, the Board of Directors made a bold move. Maintain no salaried employees, promote no shows, oper-

ate the facility with volunteers, become a rental facility only, pay the lender 12.5% of the mortgage, and negotiate a new loan. Did the bold move work? By the time this article is published, the PPAC will have no debt and the mortgage will be less than $30,000. How? Volunteers! The on call technical staff is paid by the renter. Volunteers provide the other necessary duties, such as Lucy Vette who does the grounds maintenance. Most significant was the two gentlemen from the Board who stepped forward to become the Facility Manager. Firstw as Bert Chumbler, who after two years moved to Oregon. Bert was replaced with Kent Sprague. Kent picked up where Bert left off and has completed a phenomenal number of needed repairs and upgrades. He is the backbone and heart of the success the PPAC is presently experiencing. Now it’s your turn to help. Only 30 donations of $1000 and the mortgage is gone!

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New Program Offers Steps to a Healthier Life Cooking classes are among the many free and low-cost programs offered at AHFR’s Wellness Center located at 7224 Skyway next to Beyond Fitness.

By Courtney Rasmussen Communication Manager, Adventist Health Feather River


verywhere we turn we see messages telling us how to live a healthier life. Researchers are telling us to stop eating or start eating certain foods. Advertisements are telling us to try medications to alleviate almost any symptom we may have. Social media and book shelves are filled with the latest fad diet, exercise and cleanse programs. Often, it seems like many of the messages we hear contradict each other. If you find yourself wanting to take steps to be a healthier you, but you feel confused and are looking for some help getting started, then you should visit Adventist Health Feather River’s Wellness Center. “Live Well” is the motto at this whole person health and wellness resource hub and education center focused on Health, Wholeness and

“PIP” the Party Bear

Hope and dedicated to inspiring, supporting, promoting and improving the health and well-being of the residents of Paradise and surrounding communities. Located next to Beyond Fitness, AHFR’s Wellness Center has been open less than a year, but it is already a bustling space with a growing calendar of classes, support groups, guest lectures and more. Programs include diabetes management, prediabetes and diabetes prevention, smoking cessation, easy healthy cooking classes, a monthly traveling “Dinner with the Doctor” lecture series and various support groups. Recently, guest speakers at the center have presented on healthy weight loss programs and on midlife health issues for women. Most programs are offered free or at low cost and it is always free to drop by and speak to the Wellness Center staff with questions.

Maybe you are looking for a place to find some peace and focus on your mental, spiritual or emotional wellbeing. The wellness center also has an area setup to sit and read, reflect or have meaningful conversations with a friend or loved one. The whole space has been designed to promote positivity, comfort and inspiration Benjamin Franklin had it right when he said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and AHFR’s wellness center aims to bring pounds of prevention to the Ridge community. Walk-ins are welcome, so don’t wait, visit us today!

Adventist Health Feather River Wellness Center

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 530-327-5730 7224 Skyway, Paradise

If you would like a chance to win this unique bear carving with a value of over $600.00 you can purchase one ticket for a dollar. . . increase your chances by spending $3.00 and get 5 tickets or purchase an arm span for $20.00.

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Paradise Library Welcomes New Talent


aradise welcomes a new Librarian, Emily Rounds Goehring, replacing Susie Serrano who is now the Librarian at the Chico branch. Goehring was born and raised in Paradise and attended Paradise Elementary, Paradise Intermediate, and Paradise High School. She participated in athletics including tennis, basketball, and swimming and was active in the marching, concert, and jazz bands. After graduation Goehring attended Butte College and California State University, Chico, where she received her B.A. in English. While completing her Bachelor’s Degree Goehring worked at Paradise Elementary in the Title I and Special Education departments. In 2013 Goehring met and married her husband Brandon, they moved to Reno, Nevada to take a position at the Washoe County Library System. Over the next four and half years She worked as a Library Aide, Library Assistant II, and Library Assistant III. During her time with Washoe County, Goehring led technology classes including coding camps for children through seniors, downloadable ebooks and audiobooks and basic computer classes. She presented Toddler and Family Story Times and created a Sensory Story Time program for their library. Goehring has a passion for creating

programs for library patrons of all ages. Programs she organized and facilitated while working for Washoe County were a weekly S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Celebrations, a Memory Makerspace, and a digitization program with the University of Nevada Reno. Goehring obtained her Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University while working full time at the library. Her last semester was spent in London, England where she conducted archival research at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Imperial War Museum, and the British Library. Her research culminated in an evaluation of libraries and facilities that honor and maintain records of American servicemen and women who served in Great Britain during World War II. Goehring’s passion is to provide the Ridge community access to information, teach people how to use library technology, intellectual freedom, and create a welcoming space for all. She looks forward to using her dedication to public service in the community, where she was raised, and hopes to make a positive impact through her work at the Paradise Library.

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Wine in the Pines Toasts the Ridge T

he third Wine in the Pines event took place on Friday, May 18th. A wide variety of wines and beers were available for tasting, thanks to the sponsorship of local and regional wineries and vintners. Skyway merchants opened their shops, and were joined by business and craft booths from throughout our com-

munity. Attendees strolled the Skyway, stopping at wine and beer tasting stations, and multiple shops and vendors offering specials, art, and delectable snacks. Wine in the Pines was made possible by generous support from the HeavenScent Candles and More, Wells Fargo, and your local participation.

Spencer Shirey Wines was on hand in the courtyard of HeavensScent Candles and More to sample wines from its Boutique Winery. Visit Spencer Shirey Wines on weekends at 6857 La Porte Road in Bangor or online at

Time Saver celebrated its first anniversary serving the Ridge community by participating in Wine in the Pines. Contact Autumn Grobbel at Time Saver for assistance with errands, organizing, and simplifying transitions. (530) 693-7932,

Wine in the Pines showcases downtown shops and celebrates the good life in Paradise!

Besides enjoying the wine tasting it gave me the chance to visit businesses that I have never been to. Perfect event to encourage people to come downtown and see what’s - Anonymous Attendee there.

Friends gather to sample local and regional wines while discovering our unique merchants.

Festive wine shirts and all manner of custom apparel available at A Stitch Above Embroidery & Shirt Printing, 6345 Skyway. No minimums!

New member Gabriella’s Eatery sampled sandwiches and served wine and beer. Check out their delicious menu at 6433 Skyway.

These spotty ladies enjoyed a Girls’ Night Out in Paradise!

Office: (530) 413-9885 Fax: (530) 413-9854 4047 Neal Rd. #4, Paradise, CA 95969


By Mark Thorp Membership & Events, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce

Joe L. Schultz, Attorney at Law An attorney who will work with you to reach a good result with a minimum of stress. Joe Schultz has been a Magalia resident since 1993, a partner at a Chico law firm for the past 21 years, and is now in Paradise to help you with your legal matters. Joe has been solving legal problems since 1972 specializing in...

- Estate Planning - Probate and Trust Administration - Real Estate

- Business Issues

- Litigation

Call for a free, no obligation 30-min. consultation.

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Ribbon Cuttings

Joy Lyn’s Candies recently celebrated its customers and unveiled a 7 foot tall Willy Wonka Wood Carving. Visit Joy Lyn’s Candies and Mr. Wonka at 1183 Bille Road when our local candy factory re-opens on October 1.

The staff of Gary Bess Associates (GBA) recently presented Gary Bess with an award in celebration of 25 years of consulting services for health and human services agencies across California and other states. With a specialization in initial and renewal applications for Federally Qualified Health Centers, GBA’s grant writing, program evaluation and data analytics staff have supported hundreds of nonprofit and public agencies over the years.  In 2017, GBA assisted its clients in attaining more than $65 million in new and continuing revenues. Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce celebrated its volunteers and invited new helpers to be a “Pizza the Action” at an appreciation and recruitment mixer hosted by the Gold Nugget Museum. Want to be a pizza the action? Contact your Chamber at 877-9356.

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.

Thursday, September 6 Nevin & Witt Insurance 6848-H Skyway Thursday, September 13 Premier Primary Care 5885 Clark Road Thursday, September 20 Lisa Family Pharmacy 5954 Clark Road Now scheduling ribbon cuttings, spotlights, and mixers; contact Monica at 877-9356 or

For more than 60 years, the Paradise Scholarship Foundation has provided over $1.6 million dollars in scholarships to “Paradise Scholars.” The Foundation is a network of community members aligned to support student preparation, transition and persistence to postsecondary degree completion.  To find out how you can help, visit

Business Gabriella’s Eatery at 6433 Skyway offers paninis, subs, soup, snacks and drinks, including locally produced beer, wine, and cider.

Choates Construction 6142 Some Way Magalia (530) 988-6924

Gabriella’s Eatery 6433 Skyway (530) 327-7457

Lisa Family Pharmacy 5954 Clark Road (530) 762-0057

Monkey Business

Graphic Design by Appointment Paradise (530) 413-5115

Heartsong Wellness Studio 6311 Skyway (530) 762-2092

Oroville Hospital

2767 Olive Highway Oroville (530) 533-8500

Premiere Primary Care 5885 Clark Road (530) 809-6113

Starbucks Coffee Company 6344 Skyway (530) 876-1486


Member Since

A Stitch Above Embroidery & Shirt Printing Advanced Document Concepts American Cancer Society, Inc. American Homes and Land Andy’s Bullseye Repair Arbonne - Jenn Brooks, Independent Consultant Backyard Solutions Bare on the Ridge Barry Kirshner Wildlife Foundation Bidwell Title & Escrow Co. BNI Business Networking International - Paradise Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley Care Net of Paradise De Sabla Guild Dobrich & Sons Septic Service Eye Life Institute Friends of the Library, Paradise Gold Country Casino & Hotel Gold Nugget Museum Gold-Bond Plumbing & Consulting Green Machine Monthly Yard Service Green Machine Monthly Yard Service

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Member Since

Jack-in-the Box Just a Piece of Paradise Matthews, Hutton & Warren, CPAs Meeho’s Melissa Schuster Nevin & Witt Insurance Paradise Cemetery District Paradise Cinema 7 Paradise Community Guilds Paradise Elks Lodge #2026 Paradise Lutheran Church Paradise United Methodist Church Patricia Wood Elkerton, Attorney at Law Quota International of Paradise Round Table Clubhouse Sierra-Hall, Paradise Smokie Mountain Steak & Smoke House Theatre on the Ridge Topcats on the Ridge, Inc. United Country Johnson Real Estate Valley Oak Children’s Services Work Training Center For the Handicapped

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For full listings and updated information, visit

ONGOING SHOR Advisory Committee Meeting Saturday, July 7, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

780 Luther Drive In the L-shaped bldg behind the Sanctuary. Daytime support center for Ridge residents experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness. Connecting guests with local resources. Meet on the 7th day of each month. 872-1162.

Paradise Elks Bingo

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

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, 10 to 11 AM

Paradise Elks Lodge, 1100 Elk Lane FREE, 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

Open Mikefull

Wednesdays, 7 to 10 PM

Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive, 877-4995

BRIEFS, from page 1 ey awarded Ponderosa Elementary School kindergarten classrooms will be used to purchase “Bots” which help students learn the basics of coding. In thanks, President Lauren Gill and Past President Dana Gajda received a plaque from the Teachers Association of Paradise(TAP) presented by Amy Keene, kindergarten teacher at Paradise Elementary School. Paradise Rotary “Serving our Community and World.”

Paradise on the Ridge BNI Meeting Every Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:30 AM

Sharing the Journey Cancer Support Group 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Cozy Diner 6371 Skyway The LiveWell Center, Free to attend. RSVP your at- Beyond Fitness, 7224 Skyway tendance to Eryka Quintero, Better Breathers Club – Monkey Business, 413-5115.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group 2nd Wednesday, 10 AM to noon

Apple Tree Village, 1400 Kilcrease Circle

Theatre on the Ridge presents Enchanted April

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, June 7, thru June 23, 7:30 - 10:00 PM Sunday matinees: June 10 thru 24, 2:00 PM

Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road Romantic comedy: two frustrated London housewives rent a villa in Italy for a holiday from their bleak marriages accompanied by two very different English women.

Tai Chi at Feather Canyon

Every Thursday, 9 AM

Feather Canyon Retirement Community, 5900 Canyon View Drive

First Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

JUNE Spring Craft Class: Hand-Crafted Nest w/ Needle Felted Wool Eggs

Session 1: Thursday, June 14, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Session 2: Saturday, June 16, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ever After, 6025 Skyway Create a realistic bird’s nest with wool eggs. Continental breakfast in the Saturday session or tea and dessert in the Thursday session. $25 prepaid, inc. materials, drinks and delicious, home baked goods. Register at Ever After, 762.7400, www.

2nd Saturday, 8 to 11 AM

15247 Skyway, Magalia facebook, DeSablaGuild

Friends of the Library Book Sale

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

15247 Skyway, Magalia, facebook,DeSablaGuild ideas. When the paint dries, the Ridge will ROCK! For information contact Jen at 762.9406.

Required Withdrawals from Retirement Plans: What Should You Know?

Passages Caregiver Support Group

Feather Canyon Gracious Retirement Living Center, Recreation Room, 5900 Canyon View Drive Learn how to keep your skin healthy. Dinner ($12) 6:00 pm. FREE lecture begins 6:30. Reservations required for both. 876-7154.

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

Supporting those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Friday, June 15, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Lisha Mott and accompanist.

New Outlook - Low Vision Support Group

Community Garden: 6344 Clark Rd, North driveway of the PID Office Learn about the best plants for Ridge landscaping, water-wise gardening concepts and efficient irrigation. PID at 877-4971.

Every 3rd Monday, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

The latest information and aids to help you keep the sight you have and help improve your vision.


African Violet Club

Wednesday, June 20 & Wednesday July 18 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Adventist Health Feather River Annual Health & Safety Expo

Drop-ins welcome!

Sock Hop Happy Hour

Sunday, August 12, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Friday, June 22, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

1933 Peach Lane, Paradise Admission is free! Lunch options from vendors.

Friday, August 31, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Put on your Poodle Skirt and party like it’s 1959! Sock Hop Happy Hour, with entertainment by the House Cats, drinks, fun party favors and dancing!

Cruisin’ Classics Car Show and Rotary Pancake Breakfast Saturday, June 16, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hope Church, 6933 Pentz Road Free Family Event! Vintage autos, fundraiser for Sojourner’s House on the Ridge. Virginia, 872-1162.

Favorite Songs Karaoke Party

Wednesday, July 4, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate this Independence Day! Noon BBQ - Hot Dogs!

The soundtrack of our youth comes back!

Ice Cream Social Friday, July 13, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

An old fashioned treat with a great group of friends!

Pink Flamingo Happy Hour Friday, July 20, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Dress in Pink and join us for a FUN Happy Hour! Live music, “Pink” drink of the day, party favors and a contest for the best dressed Pink Flamingo.

Smart Phone Training Friday, July 27, 2:30 - 5:00 PM

California Telephone Access Program helps make your smartphone work better for you! Learn how to operate the basic functions of your smartphone, RSVP to 872-3344 by July 13th and let us know if you have an iPhone or Android phone.

SEPTEMBER Wheels & Wings - Afternoon Family Fun Saturday, September 8, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

On the Runway at Paradise Airport, 4405 Airport Road A classic car show and airplane expo. Bring the family out for an opportunity to see the classic planes fly into the airport. Food and beverages available. Admission is free.

Wheels & Wings – Dine & Dance Under the Stars

Bambi Inn, 7436 Humboldt Road, Butte Meadows Benefits the Veterans Resource Center’s efforts in ending Veteran homelessness. $10 adults, $5 kids 6-12, 5 and under Free. Veterans Resource Center, 809-2831, Bambi Inn, 873-4125

Saturday, September 8, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

On the runway at Paradise Airport, 4405 Airport Road Evening event with live music from Decades and gourmet fare from the region’s top caterers. A benefit for Rotary Club of Paradise and the Northern California Ballet. $50 pp. Dana, 877-2020. Facebook @wheelsandwingsparadise

able assets – so use them wisely. cessible for those in wheelchairs. Donna Buzzard - Your Edward Questions? Call 877-4971. Jones financial advisor at 6014 B Clark Road, Paradise. 872 7000 Cutting Edge Surgery

PID to Open Community Demonstration Garden

4th of July Festivities

Paradise Performing Art’s Center, 777 Nunneley Road Blue Monday Super-Blues All-Star Reunion with Danny Hull-Doobie Bros./Journey/Michael Jackson, Ron E. Beck-from Tower of Power/ War Chris Cain-Top Blues Guitar, Clifford Coulter-Columbia Records star / Bill Withers. $22.50 (+ fee) online in advance, or $25.00 at local outlets or at the door.

Hamburgers! A barbecue party - in the comfort of Atria’s airconditioned dining room! 1:30 Patriotic Sing-a-long.

Friday, July 6, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Concert Event

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Alternate Saturdays, 10 Annual Veterans Chili AM to 3 PM, except holiday Cook Off weekends and 5th Saturdays Saturday, June 16, gates Paradise Library, open 11 AM. Tasting at noon

5922 Clark Road

RSVP the number of guests to Shell 872-3344.

Thursday, June 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All-Star Super Blues Group

Every Thursday Noon for lunch

Breakfast at De Sabla Guild

Atria Paradise, 1007 Buschmann Road

The LiveWell Center, Beyond Fitness, 7224 Skyway Support Group for those living with COPD. Guest Speak- Grand Opening: ers, refreshments. Julie J. Demonstration Garden Howard, RCP, RRT. 876-7113 Friday, June 29,

Paradise Rotary Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Drive

Dinner with the Doctor, Beat the Heat: Summer Skin Safety

Center Teams Up With Local Ophthalmologist

Adventist Health Feather River is delighted to collaborate with You may spend decades contrib- Join community members in the David Gajda, MD, and the Eye Life uting to your IRA and 401(k). But grand opening of the Community Institute. Dr. Gajda’s surgeries will eventually, you’ll need to with- Demonstration Garden on Friday, now take place at AHFR’s statedraw from these accounts – so June 29 at 10 a.m. at 6344 Clark of-the-art facility, the Outpatient you’ll want to know just how Road. The garden showcases the Surgery Center, conveniently located across from the hospital much you should take out. best plants for landscaping, waFirst of all, you generally should ter-wise gardening concepts and on the main campus in Paradise. The Outpatient Surgery Center, at begin taking withdrawals – techefficient irrigation techniques. 1933 Peach Lane, Paradise, has a nically called required minimum Visitors may see planting areas dedicated team of professionals, Paradise ROCKS! distributions, or RMDs – in the focused on erosion control; plants including anesthetists, nurses, is Growing! year in which you turn 70-1/2. If Paradise ROCKS! is ROCK’N its you don’t take your first RMD dur- to encourage butterflies, pollina- and technicians, all dedicated to new location in Dogwood Square ing that year, you must take it no tors and birds; and drought- and providing the best experience for just north of the Paradise Cham- later than April 1 of the following shade-tolerant native plants. Ad- patients. The Outpatient Surgery ber on Skyway. They are expand- year. And you must take RMDs on ditionally, water-wise gardening Center provides a world-class suring their inventory to include time to avoid paying penalties to will be demonstrated, including gical staff and cutting edge mediexamples of low-use irrigation cal technology, which allows the books, slabs, fluorescent miner- the IRS. als, rock tumbling supplies, new As the name suggests, you must and controller systems as well as physicians and staff at the Eye Life specimens, more crystal jewelry withdraw at least a minimum Paradise climate zones and in- Institute to focus their attention and ROCK candy! New inventory from your retirement accounts, formation about AquaHawk. The on patient care. is being added every month. Stop with the exact amount deter- garden is a community project of by the shop at 5660 Skyway and mined by an IRS formula. But Paradise Irrigation District; local Free Summer Movies for get your ROCK on! Hours Wed-Sat should you take more? If you volunteers and businesses assist- Kids at Cinema 7 11-5, Sun 11-4, closed Monday need the money, you need the ed in the garden’s planning and Through July 31, Paradise Cinema & Tuesday. Look for Paradise money. However, if you have oth- creation. PID invites participation 7 at 6701 Clark Road in Paradise ROCKS! in the Kids’ Zone at Party er resources, such as reasonably with ongoing maintenance, edu- will present a free admission kids’ in the Park June 14th. Paradise large Social Security checks and cating our community or support- movie each Tuesday at 10:00a.m. ROCKS! invites kids and adults to income from other investments, ing the garden financially. After open to everyone on a first comepaint rocks! The painted rocks will you might be able to get by with its official opening, the Commu- first serve basis. Doors open at be hidden on the Ridge for people just the minimum withdrawals. nity Demonstration Garden will 9:00a.m.; show may start before to find and brighten someone’s In any case, weigh all the factors be open to the public for viewing. 10:00am in some auditoriums day. Paradise ROCKS! will supply before you start tapping in to your The garden has wide pathways, as they fill up. $4.00 drink & rocks and paint; just bring your IRA and 401(k). These are valu- easy nearby parking and is ac- popcorn special. Sponsored by

Northern Recycling & Waste Services, BKG Plumbing, Paradise United Methodist Church, Companions Animal Hospital, Paradise Round Table Club House, United Country Johnson Real Estate, Chapelle de L’Artiste and Paradise Sports Cards & Memorabilia. Sensory Sensitive Auditorium showing (9:15AM) sponsored each week by California Vocations. T-shirts sponsored by A Stitch Above Embroidery & Shirt Printing on Skyway. For ratings reason and additional information visit kidshows. 872-7800

purpose and value; my goal is to support as many people as I can in seeing that for themselves.” To help, you may volunteer with SHOR, or donate, raise funds, campaign, buy gifts, and involve your school or company. Contact SHOR at 872.1162 or

Town of Paradise Sales Tax Extension Measure

Measure C, the half percent sales tax which expires in 2021, has helped the Town maintain Police, Fire, Roads, and Animal Control since it was passed by voters in 2014. The Town Council recently SHOR Welcomes New voted to place a sales tax extenDirector sion on the ballot in 2018 which, Sojourner’s House on the Ridge if passed by the voters, would (SHOR) is an organization open- extend the half percent sales ing doors for those experiencing tax to 2031. An extension would homelessness and residents at serve as a bridge, starting when risk of becoming homeless. Vir- Measure C sunsets and spanning ginia Underwood, M.Ed. has as- an additional 10 years, to get sumed the role of SHOR’s new Paradise to the point where the Executive Director.   Virginia is a additional revenue source may recent transplant to the Ridge, be eliminated without unduly afbringing a background in Human fecting the current level of pubResources, Systems Development lic safety services. Extending the and experience as a Life Coach, sales tax measure would provide Crisis Counselor and Teacher. Ac- additional funding for Police, cording to Virginia, “It is my pas- Fire, Roads and Animal Control, sion to support people in learning just as Measure C has done and to be self-sufficient and nothing continues to do for Paradise. The warms my heart more than seeing priorities for a sales tax extension the light flip on when someone would remain the same as the realizes their value and worth, first measure:  Police, Fire, Roads that they are capable of living a and Animal Control. Visit Townofmore fulfilling life. We all have for more information.

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