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Food Truck Court for Library Park

Food Truck Court for Library Park

Tonight, March 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. the Redding City Council will vote on a concession proposal for a Food Truck Court at Library Park in downtown Redding. I urge City Council approval for three reasons: Public Safety – The perception of good public safety is essential for revitalization of…

Building Global Community

Building Global Community

PBS Newshour reported last week that Mark Zuckerberg posted a 6,000 word manifesto Building Global Community, wherein we are “spreading prosperity and freedom, promoting peace and understanding, lifting people out of poverty, and accelerating science… ending terrorism, fighting climate change, and preventing pandemics. Progress now requires humanity coming together not…

Inviting the Sacred

Inviting the Sacred

An interfaith event, Inviting the Sacred will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Center for Spiritual Living, 1905 Hartnell Avenue, Redding CA. Experience an evening of ritual and spiritual practice, rich in cultural diversity, dedicated to the unique expressions of Spirit in its many forms. Spiritual…

National General Strike

National General Strike

February 17, 2017 has been designated for a National General Strike! No work. No commerce. Only human solidarity. The idea is 24-hour occupation of public space in protest of the Trump administration’s refusal to honor the Constitution of the United States of America. The Issues No Ban, No Wall. The Muslim ban…

Silver Screen Classics Party

Silver Screen Classics Party

Cascade Theatre is having a Silver Screen Classics Party on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., with a showing of the film Gone with The Wind at 3:00 p.m. It’s date night at the Cascade when one of the best-loved romance movies of all-time pairs with a romantic cocktail…

Baroque, Beethoven, and Beyond

Baroque, Beethoven, and Beyond

Shasta Symphony Orchestra is presenting Baroque, Beethoven, and Beyond on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shasta College Theatre. The winter concert of the Shasta Symphony Orchestra will take listeners on a journey from the early 1700s to 2009! A small consort of SSO players will accompany Chico soprano…

Maurice Tani at Pilgrim

Maurice Tani at Pilgrim

Oaksong Society is presenting honky tonk, alt-country and hillbilly-noir artists Maurice Tani and ’77 El Deora on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. Oaksong Music Society Artistic Director Pete Angwin first discovered Maurice Tani and 77 El Deora three years ago…

Art for Heart’s Sake

Art for Heart’s Sake

Art for Heart’s Sake event is being held on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 4 – 8 p.m. at ARTsMART Boutique, 244 Hartnell, Redding CA. Join the ARTsMART Boutique artists for an evening of delicious chocolate and savory treats and fantastic art for the home, office and wearable art! Visit them…

God of Carnage

God of Carnage

Axiom Repertory Theatre proudly presents Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage starting February 10, 2017 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding CA. This is a comedy of manners – without the manners! Directed by…

HUDDLE This Saturday at 3 p.m.

HUDDLE This Saturday at 3 p.m.

In follow-up to the Women’s March in Redding CA, which had over 300 participants on Saturday January 21st, organizers are having a HUDDLE on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 3-5 p.m. in the Community Room of Redding Public Library, 1100 Parkview, Redding CA. This event will employ facilitated break-out groups of 8-10 that include…

Light the Night Walk 2017

Light the Night Walk 2017

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is presenting Light The Night Walk on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (note the date has been changed from Feb. 9th because of rain) at 5 p.m. on the lawn in front of Redding Civic Auditorium. Free Admission is free. This is a community celebration of music,…

Festival of Cultures 2017

Festival of Cultures 2017

Bethel Redding is presenting Festival of Cultures on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Redding Civic Auditorium. International students from over 40 countries will be sharing their beloved countries and cultures with us through beautiful displays, fascinating handouts and samples of their delicious cuisines at this fun…

Alda Turgieva Plays Chopin and the Top-Seeded Russians

Alda Turgieva Plays Chopin and the Top-Seeded Russians

Redding’s Performing Arts Society is presenting Alda Turgieva Plays Chopin and the Top-Seeded Russians on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. Fans of classical piano music will be in for a treat when pianist Alda Turgieva plays Chopin, plus pieces by…

Love Thy Nature

Shasta Land Trust and Center for Spiritual Living are showing the film Love Thy Nature on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Center for Spiritual Living, 1905 Hartnell Ave., Redding CA. “We’ve lost touch with nature. This disconnection hurts our health, dulls our spirit, and threatens our future. Love Thy Nature is a […]

Go Redding For Women

Go Redding For Women

  Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. The American Heart Association has designated February 3,…

High-Functioning Sociopath

The United States and the world is experiencing a new, alarming, dangerous and destructive reality since January 20, 2017.

World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week is February 1-7. Every year the first week of February has been designated by the United Nations since 2010 as a week to showcase and celebrate the ongoing work of interreligious harmony and peacemaking. With President Trump’s January 27, 2017, thinly-veiled, anti-muslim executive order of extreme vetting…

Resisting The Trump Agenda

Resisting The Trump Agenda

Pat Waak, DMin. is conducting an online conference Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting The Trump Agenda on Saturday, February 11, 2017 (originally scheduled for Feb. 4th) at 8 a.m. PST. Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen. Find effective entry points into today’s politics and let your voice…

Season for Nonviolence

Season for Nonviolence

The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) encourages us all to participate in the Gandhi-King-Gyatso Season for Nonviolence (SNV), which commences on January 30, 2017 in cities across the globe. The annual 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and AGNT, is an educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign…

Fred Korematsu Day

Fred Korematsu Day

Did you know that January 30th is Fred Korematsu Day, as declared by the California State Assembly in 2010? He’s the guy with the metal around his neck who show shows up above your Google search today. More precisely, it’s the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution.…

Moral Reframing for Conservative/Liberal Conversations

Moral Reframing for Conservative/Liberal Conversations

Empathy and respect. That is what will result in better conversations between conservatives and liberals according to 2015 research by Robb Willer, sociologist at Stanford University and Matthew Feinberg, Assistant Professor of organizational behavior at the University of Toronto, co-authors of How to Make Effective Political Arguments. “Research suggests such moral rhetoric…

Standing Rock Comes Home

Standing Rock Comes Home

Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Shasta County is presenting Standing Rock Comes Home, a free community forum from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the United Methodist Church community room, 1825 East St., Redding CA. Following the panel discussion, from 5-6 p.m. there will be a potluck dinner and musical performances by Native American hip…

A Clean Break for Homeless

A Clean Break for Homeless

Starting on Saturdays, February 4, 2017, Clean Break Partnership is setting up a pilot project of a portable shower trailer for Free Hot Showers at Shasta Community Health Center, 1035 Placer Street, Redding CA. (in the corner of the parking lot across the street.) Showers will be available on Saturdays for…

Leadership Redding Class of 2017-18

Leadership Redding Class of 2017-18

Applications are currently being accepted through Mar 20, 2017 for the Leadership Redding 2017-2018 program year starting fall 2017. “At Leadership Redding, we believe that a vibrant, caring community is the result of an active, engaged citizenry. Through education and encouragement to action, Leadership Redding provides individuals with an opportunity to…

Redding Cultural Cruise 2017

Redding Cultural Cruise 2017

Redding Cultural Cruise is coming this year on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4 – 9 p.m. (times vary by venue): Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding CA Old Redding City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding CA Shasta Historical Society, 1449 Market Street, Redding CA Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial…

Cascade Theatre Signature Gala

Cascade Theatre Signature Gala

Dance the night away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Signature Gala for the historic Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market Street, Redding CA Sip on complimentary champagne and snack on passed hors d’oeuvres while you mingle with friends and bid on a fantastic selection of live and silent…

Arts and Humanities On The Block

Arts and Humanities On The Block

We recently watched Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way and were reminded how far America has come in the past 50 years, but also how quickly that progress is now threatened to be unravelled. Last week’s celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. had its…

The Long View from 0 HE to 22,017 HE

Science informs us that the universe is 13.75 billions years old and that the earth and our solar system were formed 4.54 billion years ago. Homo sapiens have been found in Africa dating back 200,000 years, but it was not until the Neolithic Revolution, which started in 10,000 BCE, that Homo sapiens began to transition […]

Violation of the U. S. Constitution

Violation of the U. S. Constitution

The referee has blown the whistle and declared that now President Trump is in violation of the U. S. Constitution! Public corruption was envisioned in the Constitution of the United States. Economic conflicts of interests are impeachable or criminal offenses where the President continues to receive foreign money. Last week, Walter…

Women’s March on Washington

Women’s March on Washington

The Women’s March on Washington takes place on January 21, 2017 and similar marches across the nation will stand together in solidarity to send a bold message to all levels of government that… “defending the most marginalized and vulnerable among us is defending all of us.” The full Mission Statement of the Women’s March on Washington…

World Economic Forum

Today is the final day of the World Economic Forum January 17-20, 2017 at Davos, Switzerland. Even though globalization is threatened by nationalist protectionism from BRExit and Donald Trump’s rhetoric, WEF remains “the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas.” For over four […]

Redding Transportation Workshops

Redding Transportation Workshops

Help CalTrans and Shasta Living Streets design breakthrough projects for the future, with biking and walking excellence that helps everyone be healthy and safe, and builds prosperous communities into the 21st century! Share your ideas in the upcoming workshops and on surveys and interactive maps. SR 273 Multimodal Plan State Route 273 (Market/California Streets)…

Oligarchy On The Rise

Oligarchy On The Rise

Did you know that according to Forbes, in 2016 Donald J. Trump ranked only #336 among the world’s richest people – how embarrassing that must be for him. Maybe his Presidency will change that? Or will he end up on Forbes list of the Meet the Biggest Losers in the…

Main Event Gallery Red Bluff Reception

Main Event Gallery Red Bluff Reception

The newly opened Main Event Gallery, 710 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA will host a reception for its first major aft exhibit on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 5 p.m. featuring the works of members of the Tehama County Photo Club, the Red Bluff Art Association and the Tehama County Arts…

Sacred Activism

Sacred Activism

“Sacred Activism is the birthing process of a new world,” says Andrew Harvey in this part one video. “The vision of great mystic prophets such as the Buddha, Jesus and the prophet Mohammed, all of whom were sacred activists, revolutionaries in their own time, who really demanded the application of…

Amadeus

Amadeus

Axiom Repertory Theatre is presenting Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus from January 19 to February 5, 2017 at Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding CA. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., except for Sunday 2 p.m. performances. From Axiom’s website: “Amadeus explores the rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, the…

Quintet Giocoso at Pilgrim

Quintet Giocoso at Pilgrim

Redding’s Performing Arts Society is presenting Quintet Giocoso on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church ,2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. Quintet Giocoso is an ensemble with clarinet, bass clarinet & string quartet. String quartet performers hail from Carmel and the SF Bay Area, with PAS regular Bruce Belton…

National Service Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, 2017 has traditionally been National Service Day. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. […]

Launch Campaigns, Not Non-Profits

Launch Campaigns, Not Non-Profits

OMG, we have not even had the Presidential inauguration yet, and I am already suffering from extreme media over-exposure fatigue from the President-elect with his disregard for facts, lack of respect for intelligence and decorum, the continuing insult responses to criticism, nepotism, lack of transparency, dangerous foreign policy by 140…

Altaring The World

Altaring The World

There will be a “gathering of the prophetic community and spiritual activists for the earth” entitled Altaring the World – Sacred Connections and Sustainable Wisdom on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. at the  Buena Vista United Methodist Church at 2311 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda CA. “In…

Simpson University Music Faculty Concert

Simpson University Music Faculty Concert

Simpson University in Redding CA is having a Music Faculty Concert on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. in in the Grant Student Life Center Gymnasium. “The concert will feature vocal music by Dr. Cyril Myers, JennyRebeca Winans, and Cheryl Dummer. In addition, Dr. Dwayne Corbin will be performing (percussion) in…

John McCutcheon at Pilgrim

John McCutcheon at Pilgrim

Oaksong Society For Preservation of Way Cool Music is presenting John McCutcheon on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2580 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. Lighting up the Oaksong Music Society’s stages in 2010, 2012 and 2014, John McCutcheon has become the most-requested musician in the…

There Is No “Them,” Only Us

“Imagine a world without racism, homophobia or anti-Semitism — a world in which the hate violence that took the lives of Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank, Daniel Pearl, Matthew Shepard and others did not happen. Imagine what these individuals could have continued to contribute to society if bigotry, hate and extremism had not cut […]

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On January 11, 2017 at 8 a.m.PST the Charter for Compassion International is presenting a webinar, The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the power of his philosophy in the world today; how injustice and moral outrage can energize, organize and mobilize communities for service and change. Register here.  Hear…

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

Housing solutions for those who are homeless in Shasta County could be greatly helped in winter 2018, by No Place Like Home, IF Shasta County’s application is selected. On July 1, 2016, Governor Brown signed landmark legislation enacting the No Place Like Home program to dedicate $2 billion in bond…

The Heart of Nuba

There will be special screening of The Heart of Nuba at the Cascade Theatre in Redding CA on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. This two minute trailer video depicts the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan, where American doctor Tom Catena selflessly and courageously serves the needs of a forgotten people, as the region is bombed relentlessly by […]

Redding Health Expo

Redding Health Expo is January 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Redding Civic Auditorium. The Frosty Fun Run is at 9 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. and $3 per person registration Redding Health Expo is presented by Dignity Health.

The Beloved Community

The Beloved Community

Nancy Merritt, Northern California State Coordinator of The California Peace Alliance/Campaign for U.S. Department of Peacebuilding invites you to join their “Second Monday Telephone Conference” on January 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) to discuss “Creative Non-Violence and Peacebuilding in 2017.” 2016 was a challenging year. 2017 may be even more…

Chocolate at Turtle Bay Museum

Chocolate at Turtle Bay Museum

Enjoy Turtle Bay’s most delicious event ever – Chocolate After Dark on Thursday, February 2,2017 from 7-9 p.m. at Turtle Bay Museum, Join friends for an evening of unique chocolate delicacies and distinctive wine and beverage tastings, plus a chance to enjoy their new featured exhibition West Coast Biennial Art. Limited tickets…

Living with Dying

Living with Dying

“There are two ways to live your life: One is as if nothing is a miracle, and the other is as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein This quote by Einstein ends the book Living at the End of Life, by Karen Whitley Bell, Certified Hospice and Palliative…

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