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A Night of Romantics

A Night of Romantics

Redding’s Performing Arts Society is presenting A Night of Romantics at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Pilgrim Congregational UCC, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA and on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Redding Old City Hall. The concert will feature John Maich (violin) and Taylor Husted (soprano) with Lauren Dillon (piano.) This will be a night of rarely…

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2017

Now that summer heat has come to Redding, you might want to escape to somewhat cooler Ashland, OR and take in a play or two at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. They offer 11 different plays that include three or four by Shakespeare and seven by other classic writers, as well as…

A New Foundation for American Greatness?

A New Foundation for American Greatness?

While Donald Trump is attempting to appear more presidential by meeting with heads of state in the Middle East and the Pope in Rome, on May 23, 2017, in his absence, the White Housereleased Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion 2018 f.y. Federal budget, calling it a New Foundation for American Greatness.…

Proposed Education Budget Cuts

The Washington Post  reports the new proposed Federal education budget “calls for a net $9.2 billion cut to the department, or 13.6 percent of the spending level Congress approved last month… They obtained documents dated May 23rd that show proposed Trump/DeVos education budget cuts from at least 22 programs, eliminating: $1.2 billion for after-school programs that […]

Biodiversity & Bees

Biodiversity & Bees

May 22, 2017 is International Day for Biological Diversity and IPBES has been concerned that “many wild bees and butterflies have been declining in abundance, occurrence and diversity at local and regional scales in North-West Europe and North America.” A study by University of Vermont found that “between 2008 and 2013,…

Civil Conversations Project

Civil Conversations Project

On Being’s Civil Conversations Project “seeks to renew common life in a fractured and tender world. We are a conversation-based, virtues-based resource towards hospitable, trustworthy relationship with and across difference. We honor the power of asking better questions, model reframed approaches to entrenched debates, and insist that the ruptures above the…

Holistic Fair

Holistic Fair

Center for Spiritual Living is having a Holistic Fair on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at 1905 Hartnell Ave., Redding CA. The Fair is for Body, Mind and Spirit and Balance All Dimensions of Your Being, with demonstrations, workshops, entertainment and vendors: Labyrinth Walks, Tai Chi,…

Progressive Community Calendar

Progressive Community Calendar

The Berniecrats of Shasta County have created a progressive community online calendar @ https://goo.gl/jelnxG to help coordinate and get the word out about events. Contact Will at will.pasley@gmail.com to get your event included.…

Photography and Sculpture Show

Photography and Sculpture Show

Currently showing at the Shasta County Arts Council gallery are large-scale photography by Dennis Halkides and stone, wood and metal sculpture by Lucius Upshaw. The show runs through June 30, 2017. Says photographer Halkides: “I don’t see myself as a mere “recorder” of what is. I see a subject that interests…

Redding Cultural District

Redding Cultural District

Redding Cultural District (shown in the map above in salmon color) has been selected as a semi-finalist for the California Cultural Districts program. The California Arts Council, tasked with setting up, reviewing and choosing the cultural districts, convened a panel in April 2017 to assess all submissions to the program. According…

March For Truth

March For Truth

A #MarchForTruth is being organized for Saturday, June 3, 2017 in 70+ cities to call for an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the US election and ties to the Trump Administration. A Special prosecutor must be named, an independent commission established and Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued…

North State Symphony 2017-2018 Season

North State Symphony 2017-2018 Season

Now is the time to renew your North State Symphony Masterworks Concerts subscription for the 2017-2018 season at the Cascade Theatre in Redding CA. Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. – Reflections Barber – School for Scandal Overture Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Sibelius – Symphony…

Mahler’s World

Mahler’s World

North State Symphony is presenting Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cascade Theatre, Redding CA. Gustav Mahler once said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” There is certainly no exception with his fifth symphony, which takes us on…

Shasta College Community Chorale​ Concert

Shasta College Community Chorale​ Concert

The 40-voice Shasta College Chorale, under the direction of Elizabeth Waterbury, will present the Shasta College Community Chorale​ Concert (a concert of three enjoyable and contemporary choral works) on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shasta College Theatre. Tickets are $8 General; $5 Seniors & Students w/ID. Online ticket sales close 3 hours and 30 mins. prior to the…

Performing Arts Society Concert

Performing Arts Society Concert

The Butte County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California will present a Concert of Music for Violin, Voice, and Piano on Friday, May 12, 2017  at 7:30 p.m. at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. Performers include violinists McKenna Reale, Cate Huiras, and David Cheng;…

State of Downtown Redding

State of Downtown Redding

Viva Downtown Redding is presenting the State of Downtown 2017 on Thursday, May 11, 2017 with public presentations and recognition from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in The Atrium, at the south end of the Promenade in Downtown Redding CA. The event is FREE to the public! There will be live entertainment and…

Vaisakhi Festival & Day for Non-Violence

Vaisakhi Festival & Day for Non-Violence

The Sikh Centre in conjunction with Shasta County Interfaith Forum is presenting the Vaisakhi Festival & Day for Non-Violence on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5400 Sikh Centre Drive, Anderson CA. This important annual, multi-cultural/educational event is free and open to the public and will feature live…

50/50Day

May 10, 2017 is 50/50 Day in all 50 states and in 60+ countries, with 10,000+  events and one film with millions of perspectives on one topic #GettingTo5050 in gender equality. Join thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes — anywhere people already gather — in a global conversation about what it will take […]

2017 Regional Juried Photography Show

2017 Regional Juried Photography Show

Awards were given out last Friday night at North Valley Art League for the 2017 Regional Juried Photography Show, currently showing until June 3, 2017. The gallery, at 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding CA, is open Tuesday through Saturdays from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. The juror was Jon McCallum, who…

Riverfront Playhouse Purchases Building in Downtown Redding

Riverfront Playhouse Purchases Building in Downtown Redding

Riverfront Playhouse is coming to downtown Redding CA in 2017 and you can help “pave the way” by purchasing a brick paver for $100 and/or attending a fundraiser prime rib dinner at Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. on June 4, 2017; tickets are $65. You can also name…

Community Peace Huddle

Community Peace Huddle

The Peace Initiative Shasta County (PISC) is sponsoring their second quarter Community Peace Huddle on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding CA. They are inviting those interested in acting as facilitators to attend a May 6th training at 1 p.m. at…

Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture

For several reasons, we are supporters of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) in Shasta County. We have a partial share at Oliview Farm in Anderson where we get organic, fresh, seasonal vegetables, eggs, herbs and olive oil delivered weekly to our home in Redding. Oliview CSA is in their fourth year. They are…

The Journey Into Hope

The Journey Into Hope

Today is day 17 in Oprah and Deepak’s free 21 day meditation Hope in Uncertain Times – How Hope Goes Viral. We become personal agents of change and even “affect those around us with whom we don’t have direct contact through the connection of our shared collective consciousness. When we learn…

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…

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