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Shasta MLK Dream Gathering

Shasta MLK Dream Gathering

The Beloved Community and Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect (SCCAR) is having a Shasta MLK Dream Gathering on Monday, August 28, 2017  from 6:30-8 p.m. at the MLK Center, 1815 Sheridan St.  Redding  96001 The Shasta MLK Dream Gathering is a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream”…

The Way of the Spiritual Warrior

The Way of the Spiritual Warrior

Bestselling spiritual author Matthew Fox is presenting a 7-week series on The Way of the Spiritual Warrior on Thursdays at noon PT, starting September 7, 2017, ending October 19, 2017. “In this 7-week transformational intensive, Matthew will guide you through the fundamental principles and qualities of Spiritual Warriorship. Each weekly LIVE contemplation…

Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance

Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance

The Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP) has announced that they are again offering their next Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance – Strategies in the Age of Trump, beginning Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 4 p.m. and ending on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The training will be conducted on Zoom, a video…

Reuniting the United States of America

Politicians in the United States (both left and right) seem more interested in supporting their own divisive agendas instead of working toward what is good for our Nation as a whole. Clearly, hyper-polarization in American politics has worsened, but there is hope for reuniting the United States of America. There cannot be only one (either a liberal […]

Speaking Out Against White Supremacy

Speaking Out Against White Supremacy

” Injustice anywhere is a threat to injustice everywhere” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect (SCCAR) will have a press conference at the MLK Center in Redding CA (outside by the mural) at 10:30 a.m., this morning, August 15, 2017 to: Speak out against the blatant…

Reimagined Communities

Reimagined Communities

Increasingly, Americans are choosing not to identify with a particular religious tradition. Between 2007 and 2014, this “none of the above” portion of the population increased from 16 to 23 percent.* Fully one-third of young adults adhere to no religion. But this does not mean that spirituality and religion is…

City Tap Water Quality

How polluted is our city’s tap water? On July 26, 2017 the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a new national Tap Water Database where you can find out the water quality in your zip code. This is “the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. drinking water, aggregating and analyzing data from almost 50,000 […]

Durst Case Scenario

Will Durst, presents his new solo outing “Durst Case Scenario,” on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.at Shasta County Arts Council, 1313 Market St, Redding, CA Fresh from the national tour of his award-nominated, hilarious chronicle of the action packed 2016 election, “Elect to Laugh,” comedian, columnist, actor, author, former oyster shucker, DCS is a rollicking feast of […]

The Dark Sky

The Dark Sky

Most people I know are focused on Monday, August 21, 2017, when a total solar eclipse will occur for the first time in 26 years in North America, coursing a diagonal path from Oregon across to South Carolina. The moon will also be in its dark phase on August 21st-22nd with only 1%…

ACE Study of Shasta County

ACE Study of Shasta County

Come hear SCCAR President Susan Wilson present the findings of the ACE Study of Shasta County on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the United Way Community Room just north of the Senior Center off Benton Dr., Redding CA. Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACE’s are defined as stressful or traumatic experiences. ACEs may…

Summer of the Environment

It’s too late to attend the Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival, which was last Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Hollywood, but KCET and Link TV have been offering Summer of the Environment during June-August 2017  and they have a variety of content on their website that focuses on environmental challenges and solutions. KCETLinkTV offers “a robust library intended to […]

Friends Giant Book Sale

Friends Giant Book Sale

Friends of Redding LIbrary presents Friends Giant Book Sale on Saturday, August 5, 2017 (the first Saturday of even months) from 10 a.m – 1 p.m. at Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview Avenue, Redding CA.…

Avant Garde Member Art Show plus Howard “Luke” Lucas

Avant Garde Member Art Show plus Howard “Luke” Lucas

North Valley Art League is now showing (from August 1 – September 2, 2017) their Member Show “Avant Garde” plus Howard “Luke” Lucas’ Featured Artist Show. Reception, Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. About Featured Artist Howard “Luke” Lucas  Howard paints not from photos, but from being out…

Global Spirit

Global Spirit

GlobalSpirit.tv is launching their new second season with a live online webcast and global premiere of Love, Fear & Beyond on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. This event features Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman and teachers Jerry Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione Jampolsky. They bring insights and wisdom of the artists…

A New Story of Economy

Since economy is influencing many of our everyday interactions, the stories we hold about economy are essential for how we shape our future together. Please watch this 3-minute YouTube video on New Story of Economy, which presents a different approach to meeting our human needs while protecting the climate. Here’s a transcript of the video […]

National Night Out event at Redding City Hall

National Night Out event at Redding City Hall

The Redding Police Department, along with representatives of city government and the neighborhoods in Redding, will participate in National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Redding City Hall in front of the City Council Chambers. There will be free ice cream, numerous law enforcement…

The Art of Photography

The Art of Photography

North Valley Art League is offering The Art of Photography a new one-month class starting Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 6-9 p.m at NVAL’s Carter House Gallery, in Caldwell Park in Redding CA. The class is being taught by Harvey Spector, one of Redding’s premier photographers. He has a degree from…

Spirituality Beyond Theism

I love the Irish joke at the start of this 18 minute YouTube video about Spirituality Beyond Theism. Dr. Roger Ray says “All religions combine belief with behaviors, but the crucial divide between traditionalists and progressives comes down to this: Traditionalists emphasize right belief while progressives emphasize ethical behavior. Many of us have given up on […]

Uprising 2017 Bioneers

Register now for Uprising 2017 Bioneers Conference at the Marin Center in San Rafael CA on October  20-22, 2017. Over 3,000 people will gather at the 2017 National Bioneers Conference to get inspired, learn and take action to build a more sustainable, just and vibrant world. Amy Goodman will be a keynote speaker. There will be […]

Truth to Power

Watch the new trailer for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth. In theatres July 28, 2017 (well, maybe not in Redding). The movie documents Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore’s fight to solve the crisis as he travels the Earth, witnessing a planet transformed by rising temperatures and inspiring […]

What Connects Us and Why Is It Important?

What Connects Us and Why Is It Important?

“The frontiers of science suggest that matter as a thing-in-itself is an illusion and that only relationships are real. By this reckoning, our understanding of relationship holds the key to understanding reality, the purpose and possibilities of creation, and humanity’s place in creation’s unfolding.” What does it look like to…

A Novel & Wicked Affair

A Novel & Wicked Affair

Shasta Library Foundation is presenting A Novel & Wicked Affair on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 6 – 10 p.m. to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Redding Library. There will be live music, local cuisine, live auction, wine grab, key challenge, mystery reveal and library virtual reality…

Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound is one of eight Federal TRIO program designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in post-secondary education. The national Upward Bound program helps high school students from low-income families and families where neither parent has earned a college degree prepare for college entrance. Funding announcements for…

Summer of Love Community Benefit Concert

Summer of Love Community Benefit Concert

First United Methodist Church is presenting a Summer of Love Community Benefit Concert on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6 – 9 p.m. on the back lawn of the at 1825 East St., Redding CA. The event will feature several outstanding local bands on stage playing inspiring music from the…

Pacific Crest Music Festival Concerts 2017

Pacific Crest Music Festival Concerts 2017

Pacific Crest Music Festival Concerts are set July 28-30, 2017 in Yreka, Dunsmuir and Redding CA. All concerts are at 7 p.m. The Pacific Crest Music Festival faculty launch the festival’s fifth year in 2017 as an intensive program for talented young musicians in Dunsmuir, California with a program of four…

Nor-Cal Jazz Festival 2017

Nor-Cal Jazz Festival 2017

Nor-Cal Jazz Festival returns to historic Weaverville, CA on Saturday, July 22, 2017 for another wonderful afternoon in beautiful “Lee Fong Park”. This year’s festival features jazz innovator’s “Bogg”, performing originals and a standard or two. These young men will amaze you with the talents and style, and sure to leave…

Beyond Resistance – Strategies in the Age of Trump

Beyond Resistance – Strategies in the Age of Trump

The Network of Spiritual Progressives and Tikkun magazine periodically offer a seven-session Spiritual Activism Training: Beyond Resistance - Strategies in the Age of Trump.…

Opera on JPR – 90.9 FM

Opera on JPR – 90.9 FM

JPR’s Classics & News Service (90.9 FM in Redding CA) is now broadcasting the American Opera Series on Saturdays at 10 a.m.: Lyric Opera of Chicago July 15, 2017 – Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart July 22, 2017 – Tannhauser by Richard Wagner Los Angeles Opera July 29, 2017 –…

Don’t be Realistic!

Rabbi Michael Lerner admonishes us in this YouTube video: Don’t be Realistic! “We know that people want a world that is based on love and justice and yet many people do not believe such a world is possible so they give up their dream and hopes and strive to succeed in our capitalist society. This […]

Net Neutrality And An Open Internet

Net Neutrality And An Open Internet

On July 12, 2017, Amazon, kickstarter, Reddit, Mozilla, the American Civil Liberties Union, Greenpeace and other organizations are planning a day of action to rally support for the net neutrality regulations passed by the Federal Communication Commission in 2015. Net neutrality is the idea that all data on the Internet…

Inspiring Positive Social Change

Inspiring Positive Social Change

There is an exciting merging of spirituality, neuroscience and peace-building with innovative solutions expanding across the globe. Inspiring Positive Social Change is taking place online from July 11-September 5, 2017 and “it will feature passionate and inspiring leaders in the important fields of spirituality, neuroscience, peace-building, compassion and peace education. They’ll provide…

Redding Cultural District Wins California Cultural District in State’s NEW Pilot Program

Redding Cultural District Wins California Cultural District in State’s NEW Pilot Program

Great news! Shasta County Arts Council just announced that Redding Cultural District is one of 14 districts selected throughout the state for a five-year California Cultural Districts pilot program. The announcement was made July 10, 2017 in Sacramento with Shasta County Arts Council Executive Director Debra Lucero in attendance. “We are…

Big Star Veterans Project

Big Star Veterans Project

Shasta County Arts Council is having an exhibit called Big Star Veterans Project from July 7 – July 28, 2017 at Old City Hall, 1313 Market St, Redding CA. There will be an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 7th. Big Star Veterans Project is artwork created by residents of Redding Veterans…

Mt. Lassen Art Show

Mt. Lassen Art Show

The 17th Annual Mt. Lassen Art Show will be Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. There will be free painting, music, hula hoop workshop, open mic and fun. Fine art will also be available for sale. The Mt. Lassen Art Center, art school and…

Sundae Serenade

Sundae Serenade

All Saints Episcopal Church is presenting Sundae Serenade, a nostalgic evening of music, dancing & ice cream sundaes, on Saturday July 15, 2017 from  7-9:30 p.m. at  2150 Benton Dr. Redding CA. The evening event will feature  live big band era music and dancing with Lou White & The Band and…

Tiny House at Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Click here for a YouTube video of Shasta Humanity Project’s tiny house, now on display at Turtle Bay Exploration Park until July 15, 2017. Enter a raffle with Shasta Humanity Project to win the tiny house. The drawing will be held on July 15, 2017 and only 750 tickets will be sold. Tickets are only […]

Sweeney Todd at Shasta College

Sweeney Todd at Shasta College

Shasta College’s productions of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are scheduled at 7:00 p.m., on Friday July 7, 2017 through Saturday July 8, 2017; Thursday July 13, 2017 through Saturday July 15, 2017; and Thursday July 20, 2017 through Saturday July 22, 2017. Sunday matinée performances are at…

Amici Flute Quarter

Amici Flute Quarter

Redding’s Performing Arts Society (PAS) is presenting Amici Flute Quartet on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. The Amici quartet is comprised of Northern California flutists who play in the Shasta Symphony Orchestra and North State Symphony.  …

Zealyn On Tour

Zealyn On Tour

L.A.-based alternative/electronic artist, Zealyn, will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at The Stirring, 2250 Churn Creek Road, Redding, CA This show will also feature offerings from local artists Soule, Ariel Pemberton & Julie Vogel. Zealyn made her debut by releasing an EP titled Limbic System “that occupies the middle…

A Deeper Look at Food

A Deeper Look at Food

Will Tuttle, Ph.D. will present a lecture Healing our World: A Deeper Look at Food – The World Peace Diet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Unity Church in Redding, 2871 Churn Creek Road, Redding CA. The World Peace Diet “makes explicit the hidden connections between our culture, our…

World Happiness

  Did you know that 70% of people worldwide smiled, experienced a lot of enjoyment or laughed a lot yesterday. That should make you smile too. This YouTube video highlights the United Nations World Happiness Report, released in March 2017. The study suggests that the key factors accounting for variations of individual happiness or conversely […]

4 Days to Defeat TrumpCare

4 Days to Defeat TrumpCare

Indivisible is leading a national charge fighting against TrumpCare this week. Republicans are planning a vote Thursday, June 29, 2017, but Republicans still don’t have the votes. This truly could go either way. This is the moment constituent power was made for. This is the time to stand up. It’s…

Destroying Essential Historical Records

Destroying Essential Historical Records

In a press release from June 22, 2017, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) reports that “President Trump and the Executive Office of the President appear to be violating the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and the Constitution’s requirement that the president “take care” that the laws be faithfully executed…

The Fuji Declaration

It’s easy to get discouraged by the current, regressive, fear-based, isolationist policies and rhetoric of politicians and reactionary voters, but if we take the long view, people thought the world are still coming together with one global mind to work together for peace, compassion and sustainability. I believe what we are experiencing now are death […]

Is Resistance Politics Sustainable?

Is Resistance Politics Sustainable?

Progressive voters who are very unhappy with Donald Trump’s executive orders, cabinets appointments, policies, proposed budget and behavior have loosely organized in resistance for marches, calls and letter writing campaigns to elected officials. But are these resistance efforts sustainable and effective in changing the current conservative direction our nation is…

World Refuge Day

World Refuge Day

The world is facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II, with nearly 60 million individuals globally forcibly displaced from their homes because of persecution and violence. June 20th is World Refugee Day. The United Nations, in its 1951 Convention, sets out fundamental concepts for international refugee protection On September…

Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home

North Valley Art League is now exhibiting through July 1, 2017 a member show Go Big or Go Home. The Carter House Gallery, located at 48 Quartz Hill Drive, Redding CA (just west of Redding’s Aquatic Center on the north side of the Sacramento River) gives NVAL members the opportunity…

Truthout

Truthout

“Truthout is a non-profit, subscriber-supported news website devoted to the principles of equality, democracy, human rights, accountability and social justice. We believe ardently in the power of free speech, and understand that democratic journalism can make the world a better place for all of us. As an organization, Truthout works…

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day

This On Being article A Left-Wing Son Celebrates His Republican Dad by Parker J. Palmer reminds us of how our politics used to be. “In case you’re not up on what the GOP stood for in Eisenhower’s day, the 1956 Republican Platform pledged to provide federal assistance to low-income communities;…

CALmatters

This 2 minute YouTube video about the California budget is produced by CALmatters. “CALmatters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.” Environmental regulation, education, health care, criminal justice, economic inequality – the debates on these issues and others have a profound impact on the […]

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