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One Future at a Time

One Future at a Time

There will be a Community Sing-Along benefit concert for One Future at a Time on Saturday, February 24, 2018 ago 7 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. Scott Joss and local musicians will lead an evening of fun, singing hits from the 60’s – The Beatles,…

National Brotherhood Week

Did you know that the third week in February is/was National Brotherhood Week? Do you remember Tom Lehrer singing National Brotherhood Week? PRI recently told the story of: Whatever Became of National Brotherhood Week? The week was celebrated for decades in the United States, particularly in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, but it faded by the 1980’s and […]

Financial Market Volatility and Vulnerability

Financial Market Volatility and Vulnerability

The February 2018 gyrations of the stock market and commentary of some financial analysts suggests that financial markets will experience much greater volatility in 2018 than in 2017. While the OFR FSI (see graph above) is still in the negative side or “below average,” it could again be on the…

Redding March For Our Lives!

Redding March For Our Lives!

Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida started the Never Again movement to advocate for gun control, after a mass shooting at their school. Their goal is stricter background checks for gun buyers. They are planning a nationwide protest a March for Our Lives, scheduled for March…

World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice

February 20th is World Day of Social Justice, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. The U. N. affirms: “Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous co-existence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or…

What Unites Us?

What Unites Us?

What are our shared beliefs in a divided Nation? Washington Post recently published an interesting project “What Unites Us? in an attempt to find some answers. They interviewed 102 people (2 in each state and Washington D.C.) and asked people “to contemplate what it means to be American in this…

2-1-1 Shasta

2-1-1 Shasta

February 11 (2/11) is national 2-1-1 Day in recognition. 2-1-1 Shasta is the comprehensive information and referral service for Shasta County that connects callers and website users with information about local health and human services available ranging from basic needs to recreation (many of which are free or low cost).…

It’s Even Worse Than You Think

“What matters is that we get a new Congress in 2018… The only thing that matters at the end of the day is votes!” In this 47 minute YouTube video author David Cay Johnston says “Donald Trump is not the disease in our country, only the symptom.” He recounts how the “political termites” and kakistocracy […]

Voices of the 2018 Redding Women’s March

Shasta County Arts Council presents a 28 minute video The 2018 Women’s March in Redding, California Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Happy Lunar New Year

Roughly one sixth of the world will be taking part in festivities for Lunar New Year, which officially begins on February 16th, 2018 and lasts for 3 days. The Spring Festival runs from February 16-26, followed by 4 days of the Lantern Festival, ending March 2nd. It will be the “year of the dog.” Donald Trump was born […]

Thoughts and Prayers and N.R.A. Funding

Thoughts and Prayers and N.R.A. Funding

“Most Americans support stronger gun laws — laws that would reduce deaths. But Republicans in Congress stand in the way. They fear alienating their primary voters and the National Rifle Association” ~ New Your Times, October 4, 2017 opinion, Thoughts and Prayers and N.R.A. Funding. Here’s a list from Open…

2018 Legends & Leaders Gala

2018 Legends & Leaders Gala

The Redding Chamber of Commerce is presenting 2018 Legends & Leaders Gala on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Redding’s Historic Cascade Theatre. The theater will transform into an academy awards-themed show, featuring a champagne and dessert reception 6:30-7:30 p.m. and live entertainment by Jon Stetson, known as…

Give It UP!

Give It UP!

You’ve all heard an MC introduce someone and say “Let’s give it up for…,” asking for an enthusiastic round of applause. This year, Lent starts Wednesday, February 14, 2018 and ends Thursday, March 29th before Easter. Typically, Lent is a solemn religious observance in the Western Christian liturgical calendar that…

Hops & Shops

Hops & Shops

V!VA Downtown is presenting Hops & Shops on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 2- 6 p.m. in downtown Redding, CA Experience downtown Redding like never before! Merchants welcome the community through their doors to explore what shopping local is all about. Sample regional craft beers from 18+ microbreweries; each of…

The Rise of History’s Biggest Empire

According to David Vine, author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (American Empire Project), the USA maintains approximate 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and territories abroad; see Vine’s maps for these base locations in 2015. And this does not include the military bases within the borders of […]

Vote With Your Wallet

Vote With Your Wallet

Making the best choice as consumers is not just about price and the quality of the product itself, but also the business practices of the company that makes it. The Better World Shopping Guide which grades companies according to five criteria (human rights, the environment, animal protection, community involvement and…

This Is Not Normal

This Is Not Normal

In the New York Times bestseller book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, by Bandy X. Lee, M.D., more than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that “Trump’s mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation…

A Quest for Meaning

A Quest for Meaning

If you haven’t seen the movie A Quest For Meaning – now is your chanceto watch it FREE February 24th through March 3, 2018.  Click here to register with Films for the Planet. This documentary film recounts the life-changing journey undertaken by two childhood friends questioning the workings of the…

Federal Budget Priorities

On Friday, February 9, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892), authorizing the U.S. government to spend about $500 billion more over the next two years and suspending the debt ceiling until March 1, 2019. Most of the additional spending is not offset with cuts elsewhere, which means that […]

Art in the City

Art in the City

Faces of Redding is currently on display until May 1, 2018 at Redding City Hall.…

Harold & Maude

Harold & Maude

Axiom Repertory Theatre is presenting the play Harold & Maude at 7:30 p.m. from February 8-25, 2018 at Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding, CA. Harold is the proverbial poor little rich kid. His alienation has caused him to attempt suicide several times, though these incidents are more cries for…

KFOI FM Radio Is Now Live

KFOI FM Radio Is Now Live

After 11 years of planning, progressive community radio station KFOI is now live at 90.9 FM – offering information, insight and inspiration to the North State region (south to Orland, north to Shasta Lake and east to Shingletown.) KFOI is broadcasting with 12,000 watts, with their antenna located near Paynes…

Shasta Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert

Shasta Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert

Shasta Symphony Orchestra will be having their Winter Concert on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Shasta College Theater. Pianist Ian Scarfe will anchor the ‘s winter concert, with the fabulous piano concerto #17 by Mozart. Also featured will be Celeste Pena, the co-winner of the 2017 student…

Noetic Science Transformation

How do we nurture, encourage, facilitate, and participate in the transformations in consciousness (from individuals to community) – in making significant changes in the way we perceive and shape our reality? Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) has been working on an answer to this question for over a decade, which led to the development a […]

City Planning Improvements Between Diestelhorst Bridge and Downtown

City Planning Improvements Between Diestelhorst Bridge and Downtown

The public is invited to comment on the proposed non-motorized improvement project between the Sacramento River Trail (near the Diestelhorst Bridge) and the core area of downtown Redding (California Street)on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Caldwell Recreation Center, 56 Quartz Hill Road, Redding CA.…

Are Humans Actually Making Progress in the World?

We rarely hear that “peace has broken out” or “people are not suffering and dying.” It’s the nature of “news” to report about things that DO happen, not things that don’t happen. This bias, combined with what cognitive psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman call “the availability heuristic” (that people estimate the probability of an […]

Public Trust

Public Trust

Out of all people, those living in China have the most trust in their government, according to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer. This past year there has been a “record-breaking drop in trust in the United States…. Trust among ‘the informed public‘ in the U.S. imploded, plunging 23 points to…

Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience 

Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience 

The Pacific Western Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association is having their 2018 Assembly: Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience on April 27-29, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. Speakers include: Rev. Dr. William Barber, civil rights activist. Pramila Jayapal, Washington Congresswoman and advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights. Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, newly elected…

World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week is observed each year from February 1-7. An initiative commemorating the first week in February was adopted by the United Nations in 2010 in recognition that “mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace.” The Euphrates Institute, headquartered in Redding CA, suggests several simple ways to […]

War Chest Growing on the Right for 2018 Midterms

War Chest Growing on the Right for 2018 Midterms

Last weekend reportedly about 550 members of the Koch network, a secretive group of right-wing political advocates, first convened by billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch in 2003, met at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa outside Palm Springs for a three-day, “Breaking Barriers” seminar and fundraiser. Each member…

Open Secrets – Follow The Money

Open Secrets – Follow The Money

Politicians would like us to that in our so-called democracy they represent the interests of the people, but the reality is that money rules – a fact that is obvious in the duplicity between the rhetoric and the actions of Congress. The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) is a non-profit,…

Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden

Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden

Members of Redding Tai Chi are raising funds to build a Tai Chi practice area next to the Sundial Bridge. “So far Turtle Bay Exploration Park has donated a building site located at northwest side of the Sundial Bridge and they have approval from the City of Redding to build the project.…

Piano Music for 4 Hands

Piano Music for 4 Hands

Redding’s Performing Arts Society is presenting Piano Music for 4 Hands, featuring PianoVoce on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA.…

Shasta College Selections from the Permanent Art Collection

Shasta College Selections from the Permanent Art Collection

Shasta College Art Gallery is currently exhibiting, through February 26, 2018, Selections from the Permanent Art Collection at the Art Department Building 300, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding CA. There will be a reception from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018.…

The Artist and the Camera

The Artist and the Camera

Tehema Photo Club is having a photography show: The Artist and the Camera from February 2, 2018 through March 24, 2018 at the Orland Art Gallery, 732 4th Street, Orland, CA. There will be a reception for the artists on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 3-7 p.m. RSVP here. The Tehama…

Learn to Master Communication

Learn to Master Communication

Shasta College is having a repeat* free workshop open to Shasta College students, staff and the community: Learn to Master Communication on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Shasta College Student Center Stage (inside the cafeteria), 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA. Register here. The…

The Truth Will Set You Free

The Truth Will Set You Free

PBS Newshour reports that only “11% of Republicans and 37% of Democrats say they trust National media organizations.” In 2017 the term “fake news” was used 174 times in tweets by President Trump. Perhaps that’s why?…

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, directed and hosted by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, is now streaming season 10 on Netflix, featuring Kristen Wiig, Norm MacDonald, Cedric the Entertainer, Lewis Black, Bob Einstein and Christoph Waltz.

Light The Night 2018

Light The Night 2018

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is having a Light The Night Vounteer Hosted Walk on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 5 p.m. at Mt. Shasta Mall, 900 Dana Ave., Redding CA. Join our daughter Jill Whitney’s team The Marrow Mob. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds…

Winter Chamber Music Concert

Winter Chamber Music Concert

North State Symphony is having a Winter Chamber Music Concert this Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Old City Hall, Redding, CA. Maestro Scott Seaton joins concertmaster Terrie Baune, cellist Carol Jacobson, and guest pianist John Chernoff who will be performing familiar and uncommon works for trios: Stravinsky’s Dumbarton…

Walk With Me

Walk With Me

Redding’s River Oak Sangha is showing the film Walk With Me about Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the Center for Spiritual Living. The film will be preceded by a social and coffee gathering at 6:30 p.m.…

SRMC Go Redding Luncheon 2018

SRMC Go Redding Luncheon 2018

e stre Shasta Regional Medical Center is having their Go Redding Luncheon to bring attention to heart disease among women on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 1900 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA.…

#PowerToThePolls

#PowerToThePolls

Democracy Now reports that “Hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets across the country on Saturday [January 20, 2018] to mark the first anniversary of last year’s historic Women’s March protesting President Trump’s inauguration.” #PowerToThePolls was the National theme of this year’s Women’s March in Las Vegas, focused on…

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Shasta College Opera Workshop is presenting Engelbert Humperdink’s fantasy Hansel & Gretel on January 26-27, 2018 and February 2-3, 2018 at 7 p.m., plus one matinée performance on January 28th at 3 p.m. at Shasta College Theater, Redding CA.…

Shasta Environmental Alliance Meeting

Shasta Environmental Alliance Meeting

Shasta Environmental Alliance  is having a meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cato the Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview Ave., Redding CA. …

Restoring Our Relationship to Earth

David C. Korten, in his Winter 2018 article in Yes Magazine, How to Restore Our Relationship to Earth, offers solutions and specific actions to counter the effects of corporate domination of our economy and money politics. “Build local relationships of caring and equitable sharing across the lines of race, religion, and class.” “Radical redistribution of access […]

Celebration of Choice

Celebration of Choice

Women’s Health Specialists is having a 42nd Anniversary celebration, commemorating the Roe v. Wade decision, Feminist Healthcare and Redding’s Reproductive Justice Community on Monday, January 22, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at Armando’s Gallery House, 1350 Butte Street, Redding CA. Tickets are $25 online or at the door. This fundraiser is for…

Almost Vienna

Almost Vienna

North State Symphony is performing Masterworks 3: Almost Vienna on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market Street, Redding, CA This concert explores the sounds of Vienna with a collage of favorites from many iconic composers from this famous musical hub. William Bolcom parodies…

Redding Cultural Cruise 2018

Redding Cultural Cruise 2018

The annual Redding Cultural Cruise 2018 is Friday, January 26, 2018 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Participate in the Cruise and Win. Visit venues and collect stamps on your cruise map to enter into Cultural Cruise prize drawing. Cultural Cruise is FREE to attend. Two cruise buses will be available in 2018.…

Eco-Spirituality Wisdom Retreat

Eco-Spirituality Wisdom Retreat

Creation Spirituality Communities is offering an Eco-Spirituality Wisdom Retreat on President’s Day weekend February 16-19, 2018 at Ukiah United Methodist Church, 270 N. Pine Street, Ukiah, CA. “The retreat will offer you connection, support, renewal, encouragement and empowerment for yourself, our communities and our world. Together we will explore Earth…

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