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Fire Victims Cothing Donations Needed

Azad’s Martial Arts Center is accepting and collecting donations of clothing items for men, women and children to assist the victims of the recent fires in the Paradise area.  
Please bring new or your lightly used clothing items to Azad’s Martial Arts Center located at 313 Walnut Street Suite 150 Chico California 95928.  
For more information please contact Azad’s at 892-AZAD or 896-0777.


Local Blood Drives 2016 | October

BloodSource Blood Drive donation listings has moved!


BloodSource Monthly Blood Drives [LINK]


Flu Shots -Chico & Paradise | Sept 28, Oct 3, Nov 5

Enloe Medical Center offers free flu vaccine clinics annually with vaccine provided by Butte County Public Health. Three FREE public flu vaccination clinics scheduled this fall.


Drive Tru Flu Shots NEW!
location: Paradise Adventist Church- 5720 academy Drive, Paradise
Wednesday, Sept 28 | 3:00pm-6:00pm (while supplies last)

Sponsored by: Feather River Hosptial. Must be 18+ years old.

Free Walk-In Flu Clinic | Monday, Oct. 3
7am-11am & 3pm-7pm (while supplies last) | Chico Elk’s Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico

Free Walk-In Flu Clinic | Saturday, Nov. 5
10am-2pm (while supplies last) at Enloe’s Community Wellness Expo, corner of W. 5th and Magnolia Avenues, Chico

For more information about our free community flu clinics, please call (530) 332-6444 or visit for details.


Pregnant? A limited supply of preservative-free vaccine covering the same seasonal flu strains will be available at Enloe's Community Wellness Expo Walk-in Clinic or at the Enloe Mother & Baby Education Center, while supplies last. Simply drop in or call (530) 332-3970 if you have questions. Not available at the drive-thru clinic, nor the walk-in clinic at Chico Elk's Lodge.

Haunted Paintball Hayride -Colusa | Sept 30-Oct 31

Tickets for the Haunted Paintball Hayride are now on sale!

Come October, the fairgrounds will be crawling with spiders, ghosts, witches, zombies and all things haunted!
YOU are the only ones who can help us rid our grounds of these ghastly beasts!

Tickets are $15 per person and you can now purchase them online or in our office!
Visit  to purchase your tickets!


Colusa County Pumpkin Village, Oct 15-21 (530) 458-2641

Haunted House- Every Friday & Saturday Sept 30 thru Oct 31, 7:00pm-11:00pm

All-you-can-eat breakfast, benefit: Veterans Memorial Park -Oroville | Oct 1

All You Can Eat Breakfast fundraiser for the Butte County Veterans Memorial Park.

menu: Eggs, Sausage, Pancakes, Orange Juice, Milk or Coffee.

location: 2160 Feather River Blvd., Oroville

time: 8:00am-10:00am


Tickes on sale every Saturday at the following Oroville locations:
Walmart, Tractor Supply Co., Food Maxx, HomeDept. Also available day of event.


Tickets are $8 | Oroville Linemen College student volunteers, Oroville Applebees volunteer staff providing support and food preparation.


Information: James Townsend | 530-589-5748 |

Johnny Appleseed Days -Paradise | Oct. 1-2

Johnny Appleseed Days

Event Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm


About the Event: The Ridge community is celebrating the oldest harvest festival in California with two days of family fun. Enjoy local entertainment throughout both days, visit the many vendors, taste lots of delicious food and of course, you won’t want to miss the homemade apple pie. Local bakers bake over 1,000 pies.


Event Location: Terry Ashe Park 6626 Skyway Paradise, CA 95969 United States

Phone: (530) 877-9356



Vendor Application [PDF]


Sing 4 Shelter -Chico | Oct 1

The Chico Community Gospel Choir is performing a concert 'Sing-4-Shelter' Saturday night, October 1st at 7:00PM in the Neighborhood Church in Chico.

The concert benefits The Torres Shelter with no admission charge, but donations are accepted! 


Join the choir and sing with us! Sign up at
If you have questions, contact Shawn Bentley at or 530-343-1484 ext. 116.





Vino & Beer Fest, fundraiser PAWS -Oroville | Oct 1

location: Gray Nurse Hardware- 1359 Huntoon Street, Downtown Oroville
date: Oct 1
time: 4pm-7pm

Join us for an evening of wine and beer tasting, tasty snacks, and some awesome auction items and raffle prizes.

Tickets $ 15 per person. (limit 100 tickets will be sold).
Tickets can be purchased at the PAWS Thrift Store- 3557 Oro Dam Blvd., E. Please call 533-9275 to order tickets or make a donation. Tickets will be sold at the door.

All proceeds help support PAWS Spay/Neuter Clinic.


Sohnrey Harvest Celebration -Oroville | Oct 2

Sohnrey Family Foods- 41 Skillin Lane, Oroville

Sohnrey Family Foods presents the Harvest Celebration! This will be a fun filled, family day to showcase local vendors and to celebrate agriculture in the North State. They will have multiple vendors selling their products as well as a bounce house, food trucks, hay rides, and more. Hope to see you all there!


Kristina Chesterman Bike Safety/Drunk Driving Awareness -Chico | Oct 3

Trinity Commons- Warner Street & Legion Avenue

FREE bike safety checks by local bike shops, FREE bike lights,
DRAWING tickets and prizes, EDUCATION and information provided by CADEC, Drunk Driving Awareness.

This is the 4th annual and 2nd on Chico State campus!
Thank you to all the organizations and sponsors for making this an amazing service for our community and helping bring awareness to the public on the dangers of drinking & driving, as well as implementing tools and education of bicycle safety in honor of Kristina Chesterman, who tragically lost her life at just the age of 21 from her bicycle being struck by a drunk driver 2 years ago. Please come out and support this!


Flu Shots -Orland, Willows | Oct 5, 12

Free flu shot Wednesday, October 5, from 2pm to 5pm at the Senior Nutrition Center- 19 Walker Street, Orland, CA
Wednesday, October 12, from 2pm to 5pm at the Senior Nutrition Center- 566 E. Sycamore Street, Willows, CA
Flu vaccines are also offered free of charge at Glenn County Public Health during their regular Immunization Clinics conducted on Tuesdays. You can visit their websitefor schedule and locations: , select Public Health Department, and select Immunizations under the list of Services or call at 934-6588 or 1-800-655-5418

BHS Supper Club -Chico | Oct 5

location: The Handle Bar- 2070 E. 20th Street, Suite 160, Chico
time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Butte Humane Society’s Supper Club serves to support our mission of saving lives, finding homes, and inspiring compassion within our community. Join us the first Wednesday of every month at one of our local fine restaurants for a “four paw” dining experience. Each of the following restaurants have pledged to donate 15% of the sales made that day to Butte Humane Society.


Museum Without Walls Lecture Series -Chico | Oct 5-Nov 2

Gateway Science Museum- 625 Esplanade, Chico (530) 898-4121

MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS Fall Lecture Series begins October 5, and runs every Wednesday evening through November 2, 7:30pm at the Gateway, 625 Esplanade. Admission is $3 and free for members & students.

OCT 5 - "Comets, Meteors and Asteroids ... Oh My!"
Scott Perry, Retired Professor, American River College

OCT 12 - "Chico's Night Sky"
Bill Koperwhats, Director, Chico Community Observatory

OCT 19 - "Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker: A Love Story"
David Schlom & Jennifer Jewell, NSPR Hosts

OCT 26 - "Astrobiology - Life on Earth (And Elsewhere?)"
David Des Marais, PhD, Senior Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

NOV 2 - "Cosmic Horror Stories: Stellar Deaths and More!"
Tiara Diamond, PhD, NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, Goddard Space Flight Center



Chico Experience Week | Oct 7-16

Chico Experience Week | Oct 7-16, 2016


The Chico Experience Week aims to bring Chico State students, alumni, parents, and friends together for 10 days of fun, education, and reconnection with friends, the campus, and the wonderful City of Chico.



Walk to End Alzheimers -Chico | Oct 8

Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's. Saturday, October 8, 2016


CURRENTLY AT 34% of goal of $148,000.00

Registration at 8:30am | Ceremony at 9:30am | Walk at 10:00am
Route Length: 3 mile or 1 mile
Location: Bidwell Park, Sycamore Field- 300 South Park Drive, Chico, CA 95928

Contact: Jody Cornilsen | 530-895-9661 |



Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care, and research!

Young Cattlemen's Association -Chico | Oct 8

California State University, Chico - Young Cattlemen's Association is continuing to promote collegiate involvment in the cattle industry at the local, state and national levels as a well as promoting the healthy benefits of eating beef. YCA will be hosting the 4th Annual Beefin' It Up 5k on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Chico Sate University Farm. For more information or questions about the event, please contact the event chair Rebecca Swason at (707) 301-7347.

Sierra Oro Farm Trail | Oct 8-9

Join us October 8-9, 2016 for the 11th annual Passport Weekend. Enjoy farm-fresh food sampling and award-winning wine tasting at all of the stops along the Sierra Oro Farm Trail! Meet our farmers and winemakers as you enjoy a self-guided tour along the beautiful Butte County countryside, all while sampling the very best of our agricultural heritage.
This annual event is the only weekend that all farms along the trail are guaranteed to be open. Each of the 34 farms along the way pull out all the stops to showcase our local culinary community!

Passports are just $30 ($35 Passport Weekend)and include a free wine glass for sampling.
Ticket is good for one or both days, there is not a one-day ticket purchase option.

INFO: Call (530) 891-5556 or visit our website.




You Know You're From Chico Festival | Oct 8

6th Annual YKYFC Festival
location: Chico Downtown Plaza- 420 Main Street, Chico
time: 12:00pm-6:00pm

You don't have to have been born in Chico to be part of this event!
Whether you are from Chico, moved here or went to school here, if you have Chico in your heart, then this is the event for you! This reunion is done by Chicoans for Chicoans! Come on down and have a good time! And best of all... IT'S FREE!
This event promises to be even more exciting than last year! Live Music! Arts & Crafts! Food Vendors and much much more! Start making plans now! You definitely don't want to miss this! And don't forget the Chico Icon Awards!
This is a Family Friendly event so don't hesitate to bring the kids!



Family Fun Knight -Chico | Oct 8

time: 4:00pm-10:00pm
location: Chico Elk's Lodge- 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico
cost: $ 10. Kids under 10 yo FREE!
FREE adult-size Star Wars t-shirt to the first 200 tickets sold in advance.

Carnival Games | Arts & Crafts | Face Painting | Bounce houses | Petting Zoo | Food Trucks | Outdoor Movie
All proceeds go to Chico Elk's Lodge #428 Playground Improvements

Family Fun Knight -Chico | Oct 8

Come join the fun on Saturday, October 8th, for the 3rd annual Family Fun Knight. This fun evening includes carnival games, arts and crafts, face painting, bounce houses, food trucks, a petting zoo, and an outdooor movie!

Price: $10 General Admission, Kids 2 and under are free!

Time: 4 to 10 PM

Place: Chico Elks Lodge Backyard, 1705 Manzanita Ave, Chico CA

Buy your tickets at now! TICKETS ARE LIMITED!

Olive Festival & Parade -Corning | Oct 8

Gather your family and friends along Solano Street to enjoy our town's annual Olive Festival Parade. The route starts at Third & Solano and travels west on Solano to Houghton Avenue. If you are interested in being a parade participant, please find entry forms and information on the Corning Chamber of Commerce website under the events section.
Start your day with a Benefit Pancake Breakfast cooked by and for Corning's Volunteer Fire Department! Tickets are $5 and include pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausages. Beverages are coffee or milk.
The 2016 Corning Olive Festival week begins with a town-wide search for The Missing Olive! A Secret Person will hide the olive and post daily clues starting on Monday 10/03 until the olive is found. The finder will receive a CASH PRIZE. "LIke" the Corning Olive Festival and Corning Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages for updates and clues!

Olive Festival Mixer Oct 6, 6:00pm 2120 Loleta Avenue, Corning
Pancake Breakfast 7:00am-10:00am Corning Volunteer Fire Department- 814 5th Street, Corning
Parade 9:00am-9:30am
Bed Races 9:30am
Festival 10:00am  Skate Park

Missing Olive Hunt Oct 3-Oct 8



Chico Parade of Lights | Oct 15

The Parade begins at 7:30pm w/floats, marching bands, horses, car clubs, local businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools & more! (Pre-Parade Events at 5pm).

The 27th annual parade theme this year is, “Wonders of the Wild," which offers unlimited opportunities for creativity. Entries can highlight animals and plants; different environments (e.g. mountains, ocean, jungle, etc); camping, hiking and canoeing in nature; anything related to the wonderment of the natural and beautiful world all around us!

There will not be a single judging stand; parade judges will be stationed at various points along the parade route. Entries must keep moving during the parade to prevent back-ups and uneven spacing of the entries along the parade route.

Come join the celebration – joining together as a community and enjoying the magic of a brilliant light parade!
For questions please call (530) 892-2923 or email , or on Facebook at Chico Parade of Lights.

Mail completed applications (from the downloads page) to:
Chico Parade of Lights, c/o Azad’s Martial Arts Center, 313 Walnut St. Suite 150, Chico, CA 95928




Bidwell Bar Annual Harvest Festival -Oroville | Oct 15

Lake Oroville Visitor Center- 917 Kelly Ridge Rd, Oroville

Come enjoy delicious baked potatoes with every topping, a variety of sweet treats, and endless games for the whole family to enjoy.


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Chico | Oct 15

What: Breast Cancer 5K Fundraising Walk

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: Registration opens at 7:30 am. Walk begins at 8:30 am.

Where: Bidwell Park One Mile Recreation Area

How: http://www.MakingStridesWalk.Org/Chico


Breast Cancers serves as the second leading cause of cancer death in women. So join the walk today and lend your passion and courage to the cause. Sign up, recruit team members, raise funds, and walk with us!

PV High Class of 1976 40th Reunion | Oct 15

time: 5:00pm-10:00pm
cost: $ 50 per person
location: Bidwell Park Golf Course Bar & Grill- 3199 Golf course road, Chico

RVSP by Oct 1 (530) 521-7687 |


Friday Night at Madison Bear Garden 6:00pm-9:00pm drop-in.

Harvest Fest -Oroville | Oct 15

Harvest Fest will begin Saturday October 15, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Come enjoy delicious baked potatoes with every topping, a variety of sweet treats, and endless games for the whole family to enjoy! Located at Lake Oroville Visitor Center 917 Kelly Ridge Road, Oroville 95966. Contact: (530) 538-2219 for more information.

Ride & Dine -Oroville | Oct 15

9th Annual event
location: Camelot Equestrian Park- 1985 Clark Road, Oroville

Camelot's Annual Dinner & Trail Ride fundraiser
It's going to be a fun day of horses, riding, friends, and food! Trail Riding, The Great Scavenger Round Up, Halloween Costume Parade, Silent Auction, BBQ Dinner, and of course, the ever popular, Donkey Plop Bingo with a $1000 prize!
Tickets are $35 in advance or $25 if you buy 5 or more.

Tickets are $10 more at the gate on the day of the event.

Buy your tickets early to save some money and to help keep a head count for food.

Purchase tickets online and get more Information:


Almond Bowl 2016 Car Giveaway Fundraiser | Oct 21

Drawing held October 21 during halftime of the Annual Almond Bowl football game.

PV Sports Boosters Facebook Page

PV Sports Boosters Website

Chico High Sports Boosters

Tri-Tip Dinner and Dance, fundraiser American Legion -Oroville | Oct 22

Oroville Veterans Memorial Hall- 2374 Montgomery Street, Oroville
Proceeds to beneift Butte Counth Veterans Memorial Park that will feature Butte County Heros who have given their lives for our country and all who have served. [WEBSITE]

Tri-Tip, Backed Potato, Beans, & Salad. Chicken while it lasts.
Sponsored by: Feather Falls Casino & Lodge. Brews by Feather Falls Brewery
BBQ BY: Native Sones of the Golden West
Band starts at 7:30pm "Decades"


Diamond W Western Wear- 191 E. 2nd Street, Chico
Modern Dry Cleaners- 730 Montgomery Street, Oroville
Marcozzi Jewelers- 1531 Myers Street, Oroville
Eagles FOE 196- 2010 Montgormery Street, Oroville
Huntington's Sportsman's Store- 601 Oro Dam Blvd., Oroville

INFO: Ron Scharbor (530) 534-9889, (530) 990-3551

BBQ Spooktacular -Oroville | Oct 22

Barry R Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary- 4995 Durham Pentz Rd, Oroville

Fundraiser · Hosted by Barry R Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary


Halloween Trick-or-Treat, Feather River Rec Park Dist -Oroville | Oct 31


FRRPD Activity Center- 1875 Feather River Blvd, Oroville


Go check out the Feather River Recreation and Park District's trick-or-treat event on Halloween! This fun event has activities like: a haunted gym, costume contest, caramel apple station, and lots of candy! This is a great event for the whole family! don't forget to dress up in your favorite costume.





Halloween Trick-or-Treat, Feather River Rec Park Dist -Oroville | Oct 31


FRRPD Activity Center- 1875 Feather River Blvd, Oroville


Go check out the Feather River Recreation and Park District's trick-or-treat event on Halloween! This fun event has activities like: a haunted gym, costume contest, caramel apple station, and lots of candy! This is a great event for the whole family! don't forget to dress up in your favorite costume.





Soggy Dog Day -Chico | Nov 5

When: Saturday, November 5, 11am–4pm
Where: Shapiro Pool- 280 Memorial Way, Chico, CA 95926

Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD) and TrailBlazer Pet Supply present the 3rd annual Soggy Dog Day, a dog fundraiser and free health fair. Visit with various Chico pet organizations that are ready to answer your dog health questions. For a $10 donation, dogs can also enjoy a 30-minute session of water play, participate in the Dog Splash Competition, take home a goodie bag, and more. All proceeds go toward CARD’s fund for a new dog park. Learn more at or call 530-895-4711.


Christmas in the Park -Biggs | Dec 3

location: the Colonia Building- 479 B Street, Biggs
time: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Please join us at our annual Christmas tree lighting in Biggs! The downtown area of B Street will be closed for the evening, so there is plenty of room to roam! After our display last year was destroyed by vandals, we are coming back stronger than ever! We will be adding vendors, strolling carolers, a new winter wonderland display in the park, as well as other fabulous new activities! Oh, and don't forget a visit from Santa!
This is a rain or shine event, so please dress warm!
Any questions or information requests, please feel free to email:
Biggs Community Action Volunteers


North State Economic Forecast Conference -Oroville | Jan 19

time: 8:00am-4:30pm
location: Gold Country Casino Event Center- 4020 Olive Hwy Oroville, California 95966
phone: 530-898-4598

The 17th Annual North State Economic Forecast Conference registration is now open!

Register At:

Wings of Eagles is accepting applications for Financial Assistance |

"Wings of Eagles" is accepting applications NOW! Please log onto and fill out our Application for Financial Assistance. Accepting online applications only!

"Wings of Eagles," The Joseph Alvarez Organization for seriously ill children, has a goal of providing emotional and financial assistance to all families in the counties of: Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Sutter and Colusa who have children with a pediatric cancer or a life-threatening illness diagnosis.

Application [LINK]




Prepare for Wildfire, Ready, Set, GO! Campaign

Give your household the best chance of surviving a wildfire by being ready to go and evacuating early. This includes going through pre-evacuation preparation steps (only if time allows) to increase your home’s defenses, as well as creating a Wildfire Action Plan for your family. Being ready to go also means knowing when to evacuate and what to do if you become trapped.

Remember: When immediate evacuation is necessary, follow these steps as soon as possible to get ready to GO!
1. Review your Evacuation Plan Checklist.

2. Ensure your Emergency Supply Kit is in your vehicle.

3.  Cover-up to protect against heat and flying embers. Wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, heavy shoes/boots, cap, dry bandanna for face cover, goggles or glasses. 100% cotton is preferable.

4. Locate your pets and take them with you.


Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person. | Map marked with at least two evacuation routes | Prescriptions or special medications | Change of clothing | Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses | An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks | First aid kit | Flashlight | Battery-powered radio and extra batteries | Sanitation supplies | Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.) | Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:
Easily carried valuables | Family photos and other irreplaceable items | Personal computer information on hard drives and disks | Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.

For more information on emergency supplies, visit

Animal Emergencies & Preparedness

In the event of a disaster or emergency, Butte County Animal Control, Butte County Public Health Department and the North Valley Animal Disaster Group have established an animal disaster plan. Evacuation services and animal sheltering may be available for families who are unable to return to their homes or are temporarily unable to provide for their animals in the midst of a disaster.

Animal Disaster Preparedness Brochure [PDF]

Checklist for Your Pets:
• Sturdy leash, collar with ID tag and carriers
• Muzzles for dogs
• Grooming supplies
• Paper towels and wipes
• Food, water and medicine for 1 week
• Non-spill bows, can opener and plastic lid
• Sanitation supplies including litter and box if applicable
• Photos of your pet for reunification
• Crate with bedding
• Emergency contact phone numbers, including vet
• License and vaccination records
• Pet first aid kit and handbook
• Water spray bottle in warmer climates
• Other; portable fencing, treats





The Gridley Pool is open for the summer!

Swimming lessons available, please call at (530) 846-3626.

Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Pool Opens June 13th
Pool Closes August 19th
Pool is Closed July 4th

$1.00 Admission per Person
Looking for a season Pass? $20 per person gets you unlimited pool time (public hours) all summer long.

Gridley Pool Website:

Orland Pool Open for the Summer!

Orland City pool is open for swim 1-5pm daily thru Saturday + Tues & Thurs 7:30-9pm.
And... our splash pad at Lely Park is open with extended hours this week:
noon to 8pm daily thru Friday.

Fund a Home Donation Drive benefit Youth Foster Care

Remi Vista is a local Foster Family Agency that is seeking to put an end to youth homelessness across the North state. We offer hope and housing to youth that are 18 and graduating from the foster care system. Many times these youth come to us with nothing but a few bags of belongings.
That is why we are asking you, the community, to “Fund-A-Home” and make a difference in a young person’s life. Your donation is completely tax deductible and greatly appreciated.


Remi Vista Inc Foster Family Care Agency / Butte Region
15 Declaration Drive, Chico, CA 9597
(530) 893-4784



Thursday Night Market -Chico | Apr 7-Sep 29

Explore Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market on Broadway between 2nd and 5th Street, including side streets and the fabulous City Plaza! This festive, weekly market is a ton of fun and features a bounty of farm-fresh produce from CDFA certified farmers, mouth-watering prepared foods from food trucks and booths, handmade, local arts and crafts, and live entertainment for all ages.

  • Streets are lined with more than 100 popular vendors
  • Local talent showcased each week from magicians to belly dancers and classic rock to bluegrass
  • Authentic crafts and artwork and handmade clothing and jewelry
  • Fun for kids with balloon-twisting clowns, face painters, inflatables, and other hands-on activities
  • Personal services, community based organizations, and not for profits
  • Ride your bike and use the FREE Bike Valet parking service provided by Chico Velo Cycling Club
  • This is a rain or shine event!




Join MIX 95-1 on the following dates: April 7,

Downtown Chico DCBA



Farmers Markets -local

Morning Farmers Market, Wednesdays -Chico |
Chico Wednesday morning farmers market! Open now – Oct 22
Come see what's fresh EVERY Wednesday 7:30am-12pm in the North Valley Plaza Parking lot on Pillsbury Road.


Morning Farmers Market, Saturdays -Chico |  ADDED
Come see what's fresh EVERY Saturday year-round – rain or shine. Wall & E 2nd Streets, Downtown Chico


Downtown Thursday Night Market -Chico | April 7 - Sept 29  ADDED

Explore Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market weekly  6:00-9:00pm on Broadway from 2nd to 5th Streets and enjoy special events in the Downtown Plaza.



Southside Certified Farmers Market *-Chapmantown

New location

Jesus Center Community Farm - 435 W. 16th

Wednesdays, 2:00pm-6:00pm Year-round.

Visit or

*Formerly Chapmantown Farmer's Market


Morning Farmers Market, Tuesdays -Paradise |
Paradise Tuesday morning Farmers Market in the Alliance Church parking lot at 6491 Clark Rd.
We will be here every Tuesday 7:30am-12pm ! Come see what's fresh!
Starting Open now – Oct 15


Evening Farmers Market, Thursdays -Paradise |
5:00pm-8:00pm Paradise Community Park, Pearson & Black Olive Drive
Starting June 20 -Sept 5


Gridley Farmers Market |

Daddow Park-5:00pm-8:00pm-"Fruit and Veggie Fest"-lots of activities


Corning Farmers Market |
5:00pm-7:30pm. Northside Park, Corning


Wednesday Night Farmer's Market -Oroville |   ADDED

Come downtown 4:00-8:00pm to help support our growing market.
For more info about becoming a vendor,

Starting March 15

Morning Farmers Market, Saturdays -Oroville |
New Location: River Bend Park < UPDATED

Starting Open now – Oct 29


Oroville Hospital Farmers Market Wednesdays -Oroville |
Located on the West Side Lawn


Arbuckle Certified Farmers Market
In downtown Arbuckle. The Market is held Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00 and is hosted by the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee. The Market features locally grown fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, flowers, olive oil, meat and crafts. It also features a weekly bbq dinner. For more information on this Market, please contact:, or visit


Colusa Certified Farmers Market - Now on Thursday!
At Market Street Park. The Market is held on Thursday evenings from 4:00-7:00pm and is hosted by the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce. The Market features fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, flowers, crafts and fresh mushrooms from Colusa’s own Premier Mushrooms. For more information on this Market, please contact:


Red Bluff- Saturday Certified Farmers' Market.

Saturday mornings

7:30am to noon City Park 100 Main St


Red Bluff- Wednesday Certified Farmers' Market.

Wednesday evenings

5:00pm to 8:00pm Washington and Pine Streets, downtown

NEW  Kids activities every Wednesday Night Markets from 5:30-7:30pm facilitated by the Red Bluff Parks and Recreation Department! EBT and credit card accepted.


Contact: 100 Main St/PO Box 850, Red Bluff, CA 96080 | P (530)527-6220 | F (530)527-2908

Want to be a vendor? Obtain a vendor application online at


Independent Study Programs, Grades 6-12 -Paradise

Paradise Unified School District is offering unique indenendent study programs for grades 6 through 12 for the upcoming school year. Under the guidance ofr a qualified teacher providing an accredited curriculum, students have access to flexible scheduling with an independent studay curriculum including computer-based learning and an assortment of learning opportunities. Find details online at or call (530) 872-6400 today.

Guided Walks at Lake Oroville | Saturday

Lake Oroville Nature Walks

Every Saturday, 9:00am sharp.

Lake Oroville Visitor Center- 917 Kelly Ridge Road, Oroville


Explore trails around the lake, reveal history and nature.


Learn about Native American presence in the area, discover impact of gold rush on the landscape, and aspects of chaparral flora and fauna.


Bring drinking water, trail snaks, camera, or GPS device. A one-day pass will be provided to hikers. Routes are usually easy to moderate and seldom more than five miles. Steady rain will cancel an event.


for more details call the Lake Oroville Visitors Center at 530 538-2219. One ADA accessable wheelchair walk is schedule monthly.

Rattlesnakes Alert

June 25, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – California Poison Control System (CPCS) ( reminds Californians that with warm weather, rattlesnakes are more likely to be found on hiking trails and sunning in rural areas. Even baby rattlesnakes possess dangerous venom as soon as they hatch.


A rattlesnake bite can produce painful swelling, bruising, tissue destruction, bleeding problems and, in rare cases, can be fatal. Most bites occur between the months of April and October. (Click this link to hear the sound a rattlesnake makes (


Some rattlesnake bite prevention tips include:

  • Wear boots and long pants when hiking.
  • Stay on trails when hiking, away from underbrush and tall weeds.
  • Do not touch or disturb a snake, even if it appears dead.
  • Carefully inspect logs or rocks before sitting on them.
  • Never hike alone in remote areas. Always have someone with you who can assist in an emergency.
  • Teach children to respect snakes and to leave them alone!



Health Officials Issue Extreme Heat Precautions

The Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is urging people to prepare for extreme heat this summer by staying cool, hydrated and informed. On average, 675 deaths from extreme heat occur each year in the United States.


If you are exposed to high temperatures and humidity for too long you sweat heavily, and if you don't drink enough fluids, your body’s cooling system may fail. The result may be a heat-related illness, such as: heat stroke, heat exhaustion or heat cramps. People at increased risk include: older adults, those who work outside, infants and young children, the homeless and poor, and people who are sick or overweight.

Symptoms of heat-related illness may include: confusion, heavy sweating, weakness, headache, muscle cramps, rapid heartbeat, nausea or increased body temperature. If you or someone you know is suffering from heat-related illness, immediately move the affected person to a cooler location and attempt to reduce body temperature by loosening clothes, applying a cold compress and drinking water.


Pets are also at risk for heat-related illness. Protect your pets from extreme heat by providing ample shade and water, limiting exercise, and never leaving your pet in a parked car. Watch for signs of heat stroke, including: heavy panting, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lack of coordination, vomiting, lethargy, and profuse salivation.
Stay informed about extreme heat waves and safety tips by checking your local news. Keep your friends, family and neighbors aware of weather and heat safety information.

Angel Home Care - Chico
Send An Angel Home Care is in need of donations for their Senior Food Pantry. 
Please drop off Non perishable food to 455 Oro Dam Blvd Suite G (behind subway next to McDonald's) M-F 10-4 pm
(530) 282-5680

Torres Shelter The Adopt-a-Room program - Chico

The program allows businesses, individuals and private donors to “adopt” a room for a specified amount

and demonstrates the donor’s commitment to supporting


Donated funds then pays for the furnishing of the adopted room and goes directly to help offset costs of providing utilities and services provided free of charge to our guests.


Rooms available for adoption include the four family rooms, new dining hall, new kitchen, and computer room. Other options to adopt include a children’s playground

area, bike storage, and the patio area. 

For more information on how you can Adopt-A-Room, please contact the Executive Director Brad Montgomery at, (530) 891-9048, or at


Meals on Wheels / Home Instead Senior Care Foundation® Pledge

Almost 75 percent of the people surveyed said they only sit down for a family meal with senior loved ones for special occasions, events or holidays.
They say a big part of the problem is time – both not having enough of it and conflicting schedules.

To encourage families to make time for these meals, the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation® will donate $1 to Meals on Wheels America (up to $20,000 total through July 31, 2015) for each person that commits to regularly scheduling family dinners at
Pledging to have a sit-down dinner with loved ones will help to ensure other seniors will have a quality meal through the Meals on Wheels program.

For more information visit or call your local Home Instead Senior Care at 530-895-6100

All in Motion | Tuesdays and Thursdays

African American Family & Cultural Center presents: All in Motion

8 week Spring Session - March 10, 2015

Tuesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm


Contemporary Liturgical Dance

Body Speaks "Body/Sign Language"

Lessons "Beyond The Sound"

Team Building & Leadership Development

Dance Workshops & More...

Dance Showcase: TBA


AAFCC 0 3000 Spencer Ave

Oroville, CA 95966 (530)532-1205

Grant applications now being accepted for Childrens Medical Treament

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.
We are encouraging parents and legal guardians to apply for grants of up to $5,000 (lifetime maximum of $10,000) for child medical services and equipment by completing an online application at; there is no deadline.  
Grants are available for medical expenses families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs.

To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan.
Families do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.

Vessel turn-in program BCSO

Do you have an old, rotten, unusable boat? Through a grant awarded by the California Divison of Baoting & Waterways, the Butte County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit is providing a free vessel turn-in program at Crown Metals, located at 4801 Feather River BLVD, Oroville.


Vessels constructed of aluminum, fiberglass, and wood are accepted, with or without trailers. Vessels must be void of all fuel and oil. Please remove trash and unrelated rubbish prior to turning in your vessel. All previously registered vessels with hull ID number must be accompanied with a title showing ownership.


Qualifying vessels will be accepted on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am until noon.


Questions? Call (530)533-7718 or visit

Free Preschool Programs in Butte County

Butte County Office of Education has openings for free, high quality preschool programs in Chico, Gridley, Oroville, and Ridge communities.  Sign up today! 

Make sure your child has a strong educational foundation to be better prepared for school.  Children’s Center preschool provides safe, healthy, quality learning environments for three and four year old children. 

To learn more call 532-5643 or visit

Jarvis Gardens, now accepting applications -Chico

If you are a Senior Citizen needing affordable housing, applications for admission are being accepted at JARVIS GARDENS, 2001 NOTRE DAME BLVD CHICO, CA.  JARVIS GARDENS SENIOR APARTMENTS is a 49 unit apartment complex for seniors 62 or older.  For more information call the facility at (530) 345-1384

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Become a Foster Parent


Mountain Circle sincerely appreciates the amazingly generous Butte County Foster Parents!

There is no better gift to give a child than a family. With the holidays approaching there are many children in Butte County in need of warmth, love, shelter and a caring environment.
In Butte County alone there are over 500 children in Foster Care. Many of these children sadly are placed in homes outside of their community because there aren’t enough foster parents in Butte County. DREAMS don’t work unless you DO, adopt a child to make their dreams come TRUE!

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent please call     1-844-540-8618 or you can also visit  Don’t forget to check Mountain Circle’s daily updates posted on our Facebook page! Mountain Circle can help you become a certified foster parent, we can answer any questions and teach you ways to help children in need.

For further information, contact: Rachel Goings, Assistant Development Director | 1-844-540-8618 |

Gold Nugget Museum NEEDS Volunteers!
Join the Gold Nugget Museum & the Paradise Depit Museum and share your talents with the community. Whether you were born and raised in the area and want to share your memories or if you just moved to the ridge and would like to find our more about the community, here is a great opportunity to get involved. We have many openings available! Give us a call and we can find what best fits your interests! (530) 872-8722.

Chico Friends of the Library

Weekly book sale runs Saturday mornings from 9:15-11:30am.
It's at the Chico Branch of the Butte County Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. Get info at 891-2762,
or online at


Cultivating Community North Valley
CCNV is a partnership of organizations whose projects work to strengthen the NorthValley community through local, sustainable food. These organizations are: GRUB Education Program, CSUC's College of Agriculture, The Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion (CNAP), and Collaboratively Creating Health Access Opportunities & Services (cCHAOS). 
CCNV's Mission is to increase food security in ButteCounty and surrounding farm area, starting with the under-served. We offer education, consultation, networking, and targeted resources to support students, small scale and low-income farmers, and under-served communities to increase participation and capacity in the local food system.

Chico Theater Company

  Chico Theater Company
166 Eaton Road Suite F, Chico, CA 95973
(530) 894-3CTC or (530) 894-3282

For tickets and show information visit the CTC website

Academic Self Defense

An Academic Self Defense program is starting at Azad's Martial Arts Family Center.  The program provides youngsters from Grade 1-12 with special after school academic tutoring every Monday-Thursday from 3-4:30pm.   It's a FREE program that offers help in all subject areas including Basic Math and Calculus, Science, Reading, Writing, English, etc.   Parents must call at least 24 hours ahead to pre-register their children for each session, to guarantee a spot for tutoring.   For more info, call 892-2923 or 896-0777.   Sponsors include Chico Unified School District and Chico State's C.A.V.E.

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