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Personal Defense Training PDT -Chico | 2018

Azad’s Martial Arts Center is offering a series of self-defense classes for all adults in our community called Personal Defense Training (PDT).  PDT is entirely FREE* and open to the general public.  PDT is designed to make students more aware, prepared, and ready for any hostile situation anywhere. No prior experience is needed. PDT will address basic defense against common attacks including personal safety tips for men and women known as Safety Awareness Skills (SAS).


For 2018 sessions offered 4-times per year, February, April and two more session TBA!

*Pre-registration is required. For more information: or contact Azad’s Martial Arts Center at (530) 892-AZAD (2923) or 896-0777.


Silver Dollar Fair -Chico | May 24-28

Entertaiment Schedule

Jackson Michelson - May 25, 7:00pm
Dyan Scott - May 25, 8:00pm
Decades - May 26, 8:00pm
Eddie Money - May 28, 8:00pm



Life Jacket Trade-In Event -Oroville | May 26-27

(Subject to Change) Always check with the local sponsor for current information

May 26 & 27, 10am - 1pm
Forebay Aquatic Center, 930 Garden Drive, Oroville, CA 95965



Jefferson Fest | May 26

Free family friendly celebration of Liberty and Freedom in the Anderson River Park (2800 Rupert Rd) on the main stage. The show begins at noon with 5 bands. Children's games and crafts, laser tag, carnival games, food and snack providers. Will be featuring diverse vendors and non-profits. Raffle for a dream vacation will be happening.


For questions please call Clayton Rapoza at 530-776-8434 or email Follow on Facebook at 

Chico Heat Meet & Greet | May 29

Location: Ramada Plaza Hotel/Parking area- 685 Manzanita Court
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
The 103.5 The Blaze Rig will brodcast live from the event.

Team Players and Managers will sign autographs. The guest hotel is providing autograph cards- you can bring a camera as Heater loves to have his picture taken.
Hot dog, soda $1.50 / Subert's Ice Cream on site. Chico Heat souvenir booth. Free drawing for a signed pinstriped game jersey and a 2017 All Start Game baseball signed by the 2017 team.


Fire Safe 2018 Event Calendar | thru May 29

Magalia Forest Health Tours

Native Cultural Practices - USFS        April 18

Watershed Health - PID                       May 23


Community Events Planned - Forest Health Workshops

Forest on the Ridge, 6:30pm (POA Main)            March 29

Forest Ranch                                                       April (TBA)

Oroville Wildfire Fair - Visitor Center                    May 19


Community Fire Safe Council Meetings

BC Fire Safe Council                                           (1st Wednesday)

Paradise Fire Safe Council                                  (2nd Wednesday)

Berry Creek                                                          (2nd Thursday)

Yankee Hill                                                           (2nd Sunday)

Forest Ranch                                                       (3rd Tuesday)

Feather Falls                                                        (3rd Wednesday)



Additional Meetings:

Wildfire Awareness Month                                   May

Summer Bash at Patrick Ranch -Durham | May 31

May 31 at 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Summer Bash
Patrick Ranch Museum- 10381 Midway, Durham, California 95938


May 31, 2018 the Chico Chamber and our community will be celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Shubert's Ice Cream & Candy! Join us for an evening at Patrick Ranch Museum enjoying Kinder's Chico, Sierra Nevada Brewing, The Kelly Twins dueling pianos Exhibit Booth Competition, 80th Anniversary Presentation and of course Shubert's Ice Cream! Check out our event page for more details!

Be a SCOOP SUPPORTER or EXHIBITOR and put your business in front of the Chico community! For more info call 530.891.5556 or email

Volunteer's Needed: Help us celebrate Shubert's Ice Cream & Candy anniversary a little differently, sign up to be an event volunteer! Volunteers don’t just do the work ~ they make it work! Click here to volunteer:

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Thank You Presenting Partners: Allevity HR & Payroll, California Water Service, Golden Valley Bank, Orangetheory Fitness Chico, Sierra Nevada, Tri Counties Bank, Alternative Energy Systems, Inc., Dutch Bros. Chico!, Stott Outdoor Advertising, Shubert's Ice Cream & Candy

Bike Rodeo benefit Paradise Salvation Army | June 1


Salvation Army Paradise Service Center, Youth For Change and Adventist Health, are holding a Bike Rodeo event to fundraise for new bike for local children. there will be a bike giveaway, family picnic at Beyond Fitness- 7224 Skyway Paradise

for more information contact Krista 530 872-1534 |

Oroville Barrels Bites Bounty benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the NV | June 1

The public is invited to walk, tour and enjoy everything the bounty of downtown Oroville has to offer while sampling local beer, wine, food and shopping.
All ticket holders must be 21 yrs. or older and will get to taste beer and wine provided by local breweries & wineries along with food from local chefs at various participating business locations in Downtown Oroville.
In addition, participating businesses will be offering shopping specials for the evening. A unique raffle highlighting local businesses will be available along with a chance for you to vote for the “Best Barrel”, “Best Bite” and “Best Bounty” experiences from the tour.


More Information:

This is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley’s Oroville Teen Center and Juvenile Hall. The goal of this event is not only to give treasures and fundraise for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley, but also to support and shop local.
For more information, to become a volunteer or to get involved please contact Alex Beehner at (530) 899-0335 x2209.
Tickets are $20 each or $30 for a VIP Pass

Ice Cream Social and Garden Tour | June 2

The Patrick Ranch and The Chico Museums present an old fashioned ice cream social and garden tour featuring Glenwood Heritage Gardens, Butte County Master Gardener Gardens, & children's activities. Saturday June 2, 2018 1-4pm At the historic Patrick Ranch 10381 Midway.


Tickets: adults $10 Kids 12 & under $6 all proceeds benefit both museums. Tickets are available at, 530-891-4359 and at the door.

Franklin Graham | June 3

Join Franklin Graham as he shares a powerful message of hope and enjoy an exciting evening of live music from Jeremy Camp and more. Bring your friends and family! No seating provided, please bring blankets and chairs. Parking available on site.


June 3 @ 7:30 pm Silver Dollar Fairgrounds 2357 Fair St Chico, CA 95928

Supper Club benefit Butte Humane Society -The Handle Bar | June 6

Butte Humane Society's Supper Club serves to support our mission of saving lives, finding homes, and inspiring compassion within our community.
Farm Star PizzaJoin us at Farm Star Pizza- 2359 Esplanade, Chico
for a "four paw" dining experience. 15 percent of the sales will go to Butte Humane Society. Not only will you fill your belly, but your heart will be full good karma!
time: (TBA)
For any question please contact Rachel Dell'Agostino at (530) 343-7917 or via email

Theatre on the Ridge, Enchanted April -Paradise, June 7-24
Enchanted April, A Romantic Comedy by Matthew Barber From the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim
When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they—and we—could never have expected.
"Enchanted April is as good as they come: a lush, throughly refreshing theatrical holiday. Escape has seldom seemed so sweet...a magical triumph." - LA Times
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
June 7 through June 23
Sunday Matinees: June 10, 17, &24
16th Annual Old Fashioned Country Faire | June 9

Patrick Ranch Museum presents the 16th Annual Old Fashioned Country Faire June 9th 2018 9am-4pm. Located on the Midway between Chico and Durham. There will be a tractor and draft horse parade, old fashioned wheat harvest, bee & stock dog demonstrations, vandor's court, train venue, children's activities & tram rides, grand farmhouse tours, food court and live music, car/truck show, and blacksmithing demonstrations.


tickets $5, Children 12 and under $2. Free parking. For more information call 530-342-4359 or visit

Butte County Olive Festival -Oroville | Jun 16

time: 9:00am-2:00pm
location: 1480 Lincoln Street, Oroville (at the Old Courthouse Park)

Our 8th Annual Butte County Olive Festival Fundraiser. June 16 2018 at the Old Courthouse across from the Ehmann Home. We are expanding our vendor and craft faire and inviting more olive and olive oil producers and farmers from the North State.

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Back the Blue Golf Classic Tournament | June 18

location: Canyon Oaks Country Club- 999 Yosemite Drive, Chico


This tournament began as a way to honor the memory of Lance Utterback, a chico Police Officer who lost his battle with Cancer. The tournament serves as a way to honor all the fallen Officers throughout the nation.


Win a car donated by Wittmeier Auto Center or a Harley Davidson Motorcycle donated by Sierra Steel Harlet Davidson.

Hole in one contest. Four separate hole in one opportunities.


All proceeds from the tournament benefit the NorCal Concerns of Police survivors.


Cost: $110 per person or $440 per foursome *Lunch only $15* Tickets are non-refundable. Sign up by June 15th for more information

Summer Movies in the Park Orland, Willows

Movies starts at dusk. Full snack bar: Pizza, popcorn, snow cones, candy & drinks.
Free event brought to you by Glenn County Friday Night Live, The City of Willows, The City or Orland, Glenn county Office of Education.

Friday Night Live will once again be hosting Summer Movies in the Park. There will be four events this year. 2 in Willows and 2 in Orland. This is the 2018 schedule. We are still looking for sponsors.
We look forward to seeing YOU at the movies.

June 16 | Despicable Me 3 | Willows Central Park
June 30 | Wonder | Orland Winsonmaler Park
July 14 | Coco | Orland Winsonmaler Park
July 29 | Wrinkle In Time | Willows Central Park

Workshop for Adults: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children -Chico | Jun 29

Friday June 29, 2018 | Lunch Provided
9:00am to 4:00pm

These workshops are for Foster Parents, Relative Caregivers, Group Home Staff, Social Workers, Teachers, Police, Fire, Probation Staff or anyone in the community that works with youth. Also recommended for interested community members.
Call 530-897-6235 To reserve a spot

Presented by, Deena Graves, A.B.C. National Speaker
Butte College Foster & Kinship Care Education
Butte College Skyway Center- 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico, CA 95928

Did you know that foster care is a pipeline for the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children?
Human trafficking is a $32 billion dollar global industry, involving over 100,000 victims in the United States. After drug trafficking and counterfeiting, it is the world’s most profitable criminal activity. It is estimated that an exploiter may earn as much as $650,000 in a year by exploiting as few as four children.
This new training is specifically designed for foster parents, relative caregivers, and group home staff as a first step in combatting the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in California. We are working to raise awareness to the crisis at hand and increasing your ability to identify commercially sexually exploited children.

You will leave with:
- Awareness about what and where this is happening in our state;
- Understanding why children in foster care are so vulnerable and how they can be influenced by a trafficker;
- Identification of the warning signs; the ability to spot red flags that indicate a child is being sexually exploited and victimized.

Join us as Deena Graves, founder and former Executive Director of Traffick911, a non-profit organization with the mission to end human trafficking in America is our trainer. Her mission is to work toward an end to human trafficking with a three-pronged parallel strategy focusing on prevention, rescue and restoration. During Deena’s leadership of Traffick911, the foundation identified approximately 140 victims of domestic minor sex trafficking, leading to numerous arrests, pleas and convictions and opened one of a handful of safe houses for these children in the U.S. Graves, who speaks across the nation on domestic minor sex trafficking, will share her wealth of knowledge and case studies of the children she has helped rescue and restore. She is an award-winning communicator dedicated to social justice and human rights issues for American children.

Youth Workshop: Prevention and Intervention TRAPS OF THE TRAFFICKER -Chico | June 30

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 10am-1pm | Lunch Provided

Hosted by: Butte College Foster & Kinship Care Education
These Workshops are designed for youth to provide information about the Tricks, Traps, and Lures of Child Sex Traffickers
Call 530-897-6235 To reserve a spot

Presented by, Deena Graves, A.B.C. National Speaker
Butte College Skyway Center- 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico, CA 95928

Youth will leave with:
- Awareness about what to watch for to stay safe
- Understanding why youth are so vulnerable and how they can be influenced by a trafficker;
- Identification of the warning signs; the ability to spot red flags that indicate a youth is being sexually exploited and victimized.

Join us as Deena Graves, founder and former Executive Director of Traffick911, a non-profit organization with the mission to end human trafficking in America is our trainer. Her mission is to work toward an end to human trafficking with a three-pronged parallel strategy focusing on prevention, rescue and restoration. During Deena’s leadership of Traffick911, the foundation identified approximately 140 victims of domestic minor sex trafficking, leading to numerous arrests, pleas and convictions and opened one of a handful of safe houses for these children in the U.S. Graves, who speaks across the nation on domestic minor sex trafficking, will share her wealth of knowledge and case studies of the children she has helped rescue and restore. She is an award-winning communicator dedicated to social justice and human rights issues for American children.


Human trafficking is a $32 billion dollar global industry, involving over 100,000 victims in the United States. After drug trafficking and counterfeiting, it is the world’s most profitable criminal activity. It is estimated that an exploiter may earn as much as $650,000 in a year by exploiting as few as four youth.

Stansbury Home Open for Tours Saturday & Sunday

location: 307 W. 5th Street, Chico (cross street Salem)
hours: 1:00pm-4:00pm
phone: 530 342-3037

Take a tour of the Stansbury Home and learn about one of Chico's most iconic families! We're open every Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm-4:00pm
The Stansbury Home is a Victorian home built by Dr. Oscar Stansbury in 1883. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and in 1991 was listed as supporting the South Campus Historic District. While the home is now the property of The City of Chico, the Stansbury Home Preservation Association helps to fund and maintain the 19th century historic residence.
Donations of $5 per adult and $3 for children 12-and-under are requested.


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Thursday Night Market -Chico | Apr 5-Sep 27

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!




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Downtown Chico DCBA



Butte College Auto Tech Scholarships

The Silver Dollar Speedway (SDS) is continuing its efforts to offer scholarships to Auto technology students at Butte College.

SDS will be accepting donations during the 2018 race season, and the funds will be distributed to the Butte College Foundation (BCF) to assist students in the Auto Technology Program.

Donations are tax deductable and the Butte College Foundation will provide a receipt (if requested) for donations of $50 or more. Each $ 500 prvided to the BCF will create a scholarship for and Auto Tech student.

During SDS events, there will be a cash can at the t-shirt booth. During the off-season, you can mail your contributions to:
Silver Dollar Speedway, attn: SDS Scholarships, 2334 Fair Street, Chico, CA  95928

To learn more about the scholarships, contact Butte College Foundation | | 530 895-2359

Strawless Challenge

Did you know that by 2050 there will be more plastic by weight in the ocean than there is fish? That is why the sustainability management association along with local businesses such as hula’s Chinese Barbecue, Kleen Kanteen, Recology Butte Colusa and many more are teaming up to start the Strawless Challenge. The Strawless Challenge is an effort to reduce single-use plastic by having restaurants offer straws by demand or other alternatives such as paper or reusable straws.

Join the movement today at or join us on instagram and together we can be the change.

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Restaurant Week | July 6-15

Chico is bringing you the second annual display of Downtown Chico's culinary arts and creativity in one, big, 10-day event! Restaurant Week showcases Downtown Chico's premier restaurants through the provision of exclusive eats, creative menu items, unbeatable deals and contests with awesome prizes!

Participating Restaurants (TBA)


Theatre on the Ridge, Radioland's Back to the Beach! -Paradise, July 26-Aug 5
Radioland's Back to the Beach! Written and Directed by Jerry Miller
We’re back on the air with a brand new installment of TOTR’s very own Radio Show. This time around we are heading out to the surf and sand for all the great sounds of summer with your old favorites, rising stars, new serials, and favorite radio quiz show Beat the Stars! So gas up the woody and wax up your surfboards for Radioland’s Back to the Beach!
Performance Dates
Second Stage Showcase Series
Limited Run
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
July 26 through August 4
Sunday Matinees: July 29 & August 5
Chico Concours d'Elegance car show | Aug 18

The 40th annual 2018 CHICO CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE promises to be a full day of music, refreshments, entertainment and, of course, beautiful automobiles in the park-like atmosphere of Butte Creek Country Club. We sincerely hope that you will choose to attend as either a participant or spectator.

Sponsored by: Recology Butte Colusa Counties, MIX 95.1, 103.5 The Blaze, 1290 KPAY News, Deer Creek Broadcasting.

This is a FREE event to spectators.


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The Chico Concours d'Elegance has a Non-profit designation. Proceeds Benefit: Butte College Automotive Technology, Chico Rotary, CSU, Chico State Men's Rugby & Chico State Womens Rugby Teams, & other local charities.

Recology Butte Colusa Counties | Action News Now | CBS-12 KHSL | NBC-24 KNVN | Butte College Motorsports Club | Butte Creek Country Club | Lifetouch School Photography | Engelbrecht Advertising, 1035 The Blaze | Mix 95-1 | 1290 KPAY News | The Graphic Fox | Chico Entrprise Record | Chico Noon Rotary | Chico State Men's Rugby | Chico State Womens Rugby | Thomas Manufacturing | Thomas Hydraulic | Mt. Shasta Spring Water


Pasta on the Plaza, benefit Boys & Girls Clubs NV | Sept 2

Rotary Plaza 628 Wall Street Chico, CA 95928
Join us at 5:00pm and imagine the pasta-bilities you can create for local youth by supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley 10th annual “Pasta on the Plaza” Spaghetti Dinner.
This fundraiser directly supports our Chico Campus which serves over 700 youth annually, ranging from the ages of 6-18.


The evening includes: All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Live music Family activities Raffle and more! Tickets are just $10 per person or $35 for a family of 4. For tickets and how to become a sponsor, please contact us (530) 899-0335 or visit us at

Theatre on the Ridge, Women in Jeopardy! -Paradise, Sept 6-23
Women in Jeopardy! A comedy by Wendy Macleod 
Thelma and Louise meet The First Wives Clubin this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! After All, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in this hilarious off-road adventure.
"A highly entertaining mystery-comedy, all about those fuzzy feelings of empowerment; watching women triumph in friendhsip and the biological unfairness of middle age." - The Boston Globe
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays
September 6 through September 22
Sunday Matinees: September 9, 16, & 23
Taste of Chico | Sept 23

Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 12-4pm
Phone: 530-345-6500
Open to the public

On Sunday, September 23rd, Taste of Chico will celebrate its 33rd year! Taste of Chico showcases the finest restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and non-alcoholic beverage distributors from throughout the North State...and food trucks, too! Ticket-holders are treated to fabulous fare while they roam the downtown streets taking in shopping, entertainment, arts and culture. Three main stages host continuous live music, while the "City Plaza Open Air Art Gallery" proudly showcases the work of dozens of local fine artists. Hands down, Northern California's premier Food, Beverage, Music, and Arts Festival!
Interested in learning more about this event?  Contact us at if you have questions or are interested in participating or sponsoring!

Interested in volunteering?  Please send an email to to be added to the mailing list. Taste of Chico relies on hundreds of dedicated volunteers!

Corning Olive Festival 2018 | Oct 6

Sat 10 AM
Corning Community Park- 1301 Toomes Ave, Corning

The Olive Festival is all about Corning. Come for the food and stay for the fun! We will have craft vendors, informational booths, raffles, and more!
If you are interested in having a booth, please contact us with your information (530) 824-5550. FCFS; space is limited!

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Harvest Sidewalk Sale -Chico | Oct 12-13

Friday & Saturday Oct 12-13
Second Friday and Saturday in October, starting at 9:00am
Phone: 530-345-6500
Open to the public

Prices are FALLing in Downtown Chico! Come RAKE in the savings and celebrate the changing of the season! Harvest Sidewalk Sale is the perfect opportunity to pick up some incredible deals and even get a jump-start on holiday shopping.  This event is designed to showcase our Downtown

Chico businesses and highlights include:
- Merchants utilizing sidewalks to showcase specials
- Restaurants offering fall-themed menu items and signature dishes
- Storefronts decorated to kick off the fall season
- DCBA decorates street corners with hay bales, pumpkins, and scarecrows to create special ambiance


Chico Make a Difference Day | October 27

The largest single-day of volunteering in the country. This campus community day of service will celebrate Chico's community spirit and will unite students and local residents around common causes that make our community special

Saturday October 27, 2018 12:30-2pm

Location: TBD

Theatre on the Ridge, High Noon on Wall Street -Paradise, Nov1-18
High Noon on Wall Street, An Original Musical by Jerry Miller
In a classic showdown of good versus evil, the Academy Award-winning High Noon gets a modern twist as we find our hero facing down a pack of corporate raiders. Frank Miller is getting out of prison for insider trading, and he’s out for revenge on the clean-cut executive that turned him in. All that drama is set to the tune of a portfolio of your favorite hits from the past. Don’t miss the action. It all takes place at “High Noon”...… on Wall Street.
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
November 1 through November 17
Sunday Matinees: November 4, 11 & 18
Christmas Preview -Chico | Nov 18

November 18, 2018 | 4:00-8:00pm
Phone: 530-345-6500
Open to the public

Since 1978, Christmas Preview has been a Downtown Chico tradition...drawing folks together in the heart of our community to officially kick off the holiday season!  Downtown merchants roll out the red carpet and present the finest in hometown hospitality, debuting their holiday offerings, showing off fabulous decorations, and providing delicious refreshments and entertainment. The DCBA coordinates strolling carolers, and a few other on-street events and activities and invites SANTA to come on down for photos with the kiddos! You have not experienced the holidays in Downtown Chico if you have not experienced Christmas Preview.

Here are just some of the on-street highlights (from 2017):
    Santa Claus available for a visit and photo opportunity with the kiddos (Santa booth located on Main Street between 3rd & 4th.  Santa photos will be available for purchase only.  No personal photos will be permitted.) And many more!

Community Christmas Tree Lighting -Chico | Dec 7

December 7
Downtown Chico Plaza

City Plaza will come alive from the glow of the more than 2,000 LED lights during the lighting of the Annual Community Christmas Tree! Guests will enjoy a musical program and join Santa, the Mayor and others in the countdown to light the tree in City Plaza. Make it an evening in Downtown Chico with dinner and drinks at a popular restaurant.
-City has decorated the 90 foot giant Redwood tree behind the city plaza stage this year!
-Santa visits!
-Mayor addresses the crowd
-Performances by the Children's Choir of Chico and Sounds of the Valley Women's Chorus
- Wonderful, 'feel-good' community strengthening event


Become a CASA Volunteer!

NVCSS CASA will be holding two CASA training sessions in early 2018.
Training in Shasta County [Redding] begins on Wednesday, January 10 and will be held in the CASA Center at NVCSS at 2400 Washington Avenue.
Butte County training [Chico] begins on Thursday, February 1 and will take place at
our office in Chico.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. CASA volunteers are definitely superheroes for the work they do for these children!

Download the volunteer application by visiting the NVCSS website:
Application deadline for Shasta’s training is January 4; Butte’s deadline is January 27.
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Butte County Library programs -Chico Durham Paradise Oroville Biggs Gridley

UPCOMING EVENTS: Childrens Monthly Calendar, Young Adult Calendar,  Adult Calendar

Visit the Public Library in your area for a lis tof available classes and programs.













Northern California Residents Disaster Assistance

Residents of Butte, Lake, Mendocino and Yuba who suffered damage or losses from the devastating fires that began October 8, 2017 and continue to burn, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), if they are able to do so.
The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of October 10, 2017 now makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in a total of six northern California counties: Butte, Lake, Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma and Yuba.
Survivors who primarily reside in one of the six designated counties can apply online at or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7am to 10pm seven days a week.
Applicants will be asked for the following information:
•    Social Security number
•    Address of the damaged primary residence
•    Description of the damage
•    Information about insurance coverage
•    A current contact telephone number
•    An address where they can receive mail
•    Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds
Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for:
•    Temporary housing
•    Essential home repairs
•    Uninsured and underinsured personal property losses
•    Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available for businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters. Disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.

FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if a survivor has registered with another disaster-relief organization, such as the American Red Cross.
Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled.
For more information on California recovery, visit the disaster web page at ,   Twitter at and the CalOES website,

CodeRED Notification System

The CodeRED Emergency Notification System now allows residents and businesses to log into their CodeRED Accounts from Google, Facebook and Twitter. Please visit  to create a managed account & take advantage of the additional options the CodeRED system offers.
Residents and Businesses can also download the CodeRED Mobile Alert App which will allow you to receive emergency notifications anywhaere CodeRED is used.


Visit for information on the CodeRED Mobile Alert App and how to log into the system from social media accounts.

Fire Assistance Center Open for Victims of Ponderosa Fire

Butte County will open a Fire Assistance Center (FAC) to help residents who lost their homes or other structures in the Ponderosa Fire. Residents can come to the Fire Assistance Center to learn the benefits of working with the County to get their property assessed for proper cleanup and disposal as well as to get help navigating the process of rebuilding. County staff will meet one-on-one with residents who lost their homes or structures to walk them through the steps for rebuilding. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and to help residents complete forms and applications. Residents are encouraged to call 530-538-2954 or 530-538-7473 to schedule an appointment, but walk-in service is also available.

Forms from the District Attorney’s office will be available for residents affected by the Ponderosa Fire to access financial help available through the California Victim Compensation Bureau. Residents who lost their homes and those who had to evacuate may be eligible to receive reimbursements for losses caused by the fire such as medical/dental expenses and temporary lodging or relocation expenses.

Location: 7 County Center Drive, Oroville inside the Department of Development Services
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Deadline to submit information by 1/12/18


Jarvis Gardens accepting admission for low-income senior housing

If you are a Senior Citizen needing affordable housing, applications for admission to the wait list are being accepted at JARVIS GARDENS, 2001 NOTRE DAME BLVD CHICO, CA.  JARVIS GARDENS SENIOR APARTMENTS is a 49 unit apartment complex for seniors - whose head of household/co-head or spouse is 62 years of age or older.  For more information call the facility at (530) 345-1384
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Handi-Riders therapeutic activity for children and adults with special needs

If you or someone you know could benefit fromTherapeutic Horsemanship and are intersted in attending a class, call for more information. You do not need prior experience.


Handi-Riders is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) member and Premier Accredited Operating Center. Our program is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an accepted form of therapeutic activity for the physically, developmentally and emotionally challenged. We are proud to have served Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties for the past 30 years.

Handi-Riders, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in Butte County in 1981 by a dedicated group from the equestrian community and Butte County Schools Special Education Department. These individuals worked together to provide a unique form of therapeutic activity for children and adults with special needs: Therapeutic Horseback Riding. | 530-315-0654 or 530-533-5333 | PO Box 1885, Chico, CA 95927

California Naturalist Certification Course -Chico | Spring 2018

The Chico Creek Nature Center will be offering the University of California Naturalist Certification Course from March 28 to May 23, 2018.  The Chico Creek Nature Center was chosen as a host site for this 40-hour program, which combines a science curriculum with guest lectures, field trips an eight hour capstone project and other project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of the Big Chico Creek Watershed.  


The California Naturalist Certification program is designed for members of the community with an interest in local ecology.  It is also appropriate for college students and advanced high school science students.  Four academic credits are available upon completion of the course for an additional fee.  

Classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m., with Saturday field trips from 8:30 p.m. on April 7 and 25 and May 5 and 19.

The cost per participant is $390.  A limited number of need-based scholarships will be given.  Participation is limited to 25.  Adaptations for accessibility can be arranged. Applications are available online at and at the CARD office.



Caitlin Reilly will serve as the lead instructor.  Questions should be directed to her at 530-815-5259 or


As you may know, MONCA is in need of a new HVAC system- not only for the comfort of our guests, but for the protection of our art! Donations are tax-deductible and can be made online at or by mailing a check to:
Museum of Northern California Art
900 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926

Donate Scrap Metal Materials, Tooling to benefit North State High Schools

Donate unsued scrap metal material or tooling that could be donated for use in our North State H.S. and Community Colleges.
North State Manufacturer’s Directory (Grow Manufacturing)
Contact JJ | 530 892-9600  x211

Summer Meals CHAMPS

Free summer meals for teens & kids!


Breakfast and lunch available to teens and kids 18 years old and younger


Call 530-532-5668 or 211 for locations or the Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry


Text 'Hungry' or 'Comida' to 877-877


Provided by CHAMPS

Farmers Markets -local



Morning Farmers Market, Wednesday | year-round UPDATED
Chico Wednesday morning farmers market! year-round
Come see what's fresh EVERY Wednesday 7:30am-1pm in the North Valley Plaza Parking lot on Pillsbury Road.

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Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | year-round UPDATED
Come see what's fresh EVERY Saturday 7:30am-1pm – rain or shine. Wall & East 2nd Streets, Downtown Chico Municipal Parking Lot

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Downtown Thursday Night Market | April 6 - Sept 28

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.



Chapman Farmers Market, Friday | year-round 
We are now inside Community Park! We are located in the parking lot next to Chapman School. 1010 Cleveland Ave. 2:00pm-5:30pm every Friday.




Morning Farmers Market, Tuesday | May 9 - Oct 10  UPDATED
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!

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Evening Farmers Market, Thursdays | May 11 – Oct 12  UPDATED
4pm–7pm, Thomas’s ACE Hardware Parking Lot- 5720 Clark Road

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Wednesday Night Farmer's Market | Starting March 15, 2017

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

Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | May 20 – Oct 13 UPDATED
New Location: Montgomery & Myers Streets,


Oroville Hospital Farmers Market, Wednesdays | May 10 - Sept 2017 UPDATED
10:00am-2:00pm 2450 Olive Hwy, Oroville





Gridley Farmers Market, Tuesday | May 16 - Aug 15 UPDATED

Daddo Park- Virgina & Hazel Streets, downtown Gridley. 5:00pm-8:00pm
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Corning Farmers Market, Thursday | Jun 15 - Sept 7  UPDATED
Northside Park on West & Tehama Streets. 5:00pm-7:30pm. Northside Park, Corning
For more info about becoming a vendor,




Arbuckle Certified Farmers Market, Wednesday | June - August
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, Thursday | June - Sept
Veterans Memorial Park- Located on 10th and Market Streets. 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 | year-round

8:00am to 12:30pm, Home Depot, 100 Main Street.


Red Bluff Certified Farmers' Market, Wednesday | June - Sept

5:00pm to 8:00pm 633 Washington Street and Pine Streets, downtown

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


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]




Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Pests and Diseases

Our forests are threatened by nonnative insects and diseases that can kill large number of trees. Goldspotted oak borer, Sudden Oak Death, pitch canker, Emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle can be transported long distanced in firewood. Once transported into new areas, these insects and diseases can become established and kill local trees. 


How Can You Help:

  • Leave firewood at home - do not transport it to campgrounds or parks
  • Use firewood from local sources
  • Burn all firewood before leaving your campiste if leaving the local area





Quit Tobacco Information Series -Chico | Thursdays

date: every Thursday in Feburary (Feb 1, 8, 15, 22)
time: 5:30pm
location: Murphy Commons Apartments- 1290 Notre Dame Blvd

Do you want to quit smoking but are not sure where to start? Butte County Public Health is offering a free "Quit Smoking Information Series." Each session will cover a different topic about quitting tobacco.
Health Educators will be available to answer questions and provide community respources. Keep your New Year's Resolution for a healthier lifestyle. Session are held every Thursday in February at 5:30pm (across from Marsh Junior high). Snacks and Quit Kits provided.
Contact Melissa Anderson at 530 538-6448 or


Feb 1 - Intro to Quitting
Feb 8 - Creating a Plan
Feb 15 - Taking Control
Feb 22 - Staying in Control

Wyandotte Grange Events, April-Dec

4910 Foothill Blvd., Oroville, CA 95966 (530) 589-3194



1st: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

3rd: Business Meeting 1:00pm

11th: BUNCO 6:00pm

21st: Dinner - Ham $10 5:00pm-6:30pm



1st: Business Meeting 1:00pm

6th: Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am

9th: BUNCO 6:00pm

11th & 12th: Trash to Treasures Sale

19th: Dinner - Chicken Enchiladas 5:00-6:30pm



3rd: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

12th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

13th: BUNCO 6:00pm

16th: Dinner - Tri-Tip BBQ $10 5:00pm-6:30pm



1st: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

3rd: Business Meeting 1:00pm

11th: BUNCO 6:00pm

21st: Dinner Hamburgers and Hot Dogs 5:00pm-6:00pm



2nd: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

4th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

12th: BUNCO 6:00pm

15th: Dinner Spaghetti 5:00-6:30pm



2nd: Busniess Meeting 1:00pm

7th: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

10th: BUNCO 6:00pm

12th & 13th: Rummage Sale

20th: Dinner Baked Chicken 5:00-6:30pm



4th: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

13th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

14th: BUNCO 6:00pm

17th: Dinner Turkey $10 5:00-6:30pm



2nd: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

4th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

7&8th: Christmas Bazaar 10:00am - 3:00pm

12th: BUNCO 6:00pm




Breakfast $8.00

Dinner $8.00

Ham, Tri-Tip, and Turkey Dinner $10.00


Thank you for your support in helping to keep this Grange open


Free Graphic Design, Tuesdays

Butte County Library Chico Branch, 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, CA 95926


Tuesdays 1:00pm to 5:00pm, ask for Max


logo design, posters, cards, social media images, fliers, labels, business cards, digitizing images


Sign up or drop in





Temporary Restraining Order Clinic -Oroville | Daily

Daily by appointment.

1931 Arline Rhine Memorial Drive.

Call: 530-532-6427.

Free. For victims of domestic violence.

Sponsor, Catalyst Domestic Violence Services.


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

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





3-D Printing program -Chico Library | Thurs, Sat

Butte County Library Chico Branch, 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, CA 95926

Thursdays 3-7pm, Saturdays from 3-5pm


Sign up or drop in

1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico (530)-891-2726 |

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