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International Human Rights Day

Sunday, December 10, 2017 is International Human Rights Day Stand up for someone’s rights! It starts with each of us. Step forward and defend the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, an LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of discrimination or violence.   […]

Winter Food Drive

Winter Food Drive

Help United Way of Northern California feed the homeless this holiday season by donating canned and dry goods through December 17, 2017 to benefit food pantries in Shasta, Tehama and Butte counties. Donated food items will help seven local organizations feed the homeless: Good News Rescue Mission, Shasta-Trinity-Tehama Hiv Food Bank, The Father’s…

Shasta College Concert Orchestra Fall 2017 Performance

Shasta College Concert Orchestra Fall 2017 Performance

The Shasta College Concert Orchestra will offer their Fall 2017 Performance on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Shasta College Theatre, Redding CA. Tickets are $5 for General Admission.…

North State Symphony Holiday Concert

North State Symphony Holiday Concert

North State Symphony is having their Holiday Concert in Redding CA on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 2150 Benton Dr. Scott Seaton will direct an orchestra with a festive performances of a variety of sacred and popular holiday music – from baroque to contemporary: Bartok – Rumanian Folk…

Facing ACEs

Facing ACEs

Standing Against Stigma and Shasta County Health and Human Services is presenting the Facing ACEs forum on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Redding First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding CA. A reception with live music will start at 5:30 p.m., and the forum will begin at 6:00 p.m.…

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

December 4-10, 2017 is Computer Science Education Week – an event held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Grace Hopper. Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the…

Festival of Christmas 2017

Festival of Christmas 2017

Simpson University is presenting their Festival of Christmas on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3 p.m. at 2211 College View Drive, Redding CA. Simpson’s Music Department is teaming up with Shasta Symphony Orchestra and Trinity Repertoire Singers to present this year’s Festival.  This concert will feature Dan Pinkston’s Benedictus, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas…

Shasta College Concert & Chamber Choir

Shasta College Concert & Chamber Choir

The Shasta College Concert & Chamber Choir will offer a performance on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Shasta College Theatre, Redding CA Tickets are $7 for General Admission and $5 for Students with current ID and Seniors (55+), available online here.…

California Native Plant Society Field Trip

California Native Plant Society Field Trip

The Shasta chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is having a Field Trip on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Turtle Bay’s Native Plant Garden. They will take an easy 2 to 3 mile loop around the Redding Arboretum and then finish up with a walk through…

Winterfest Redding 2017

Winterfest Redding 2017

The kick-off for this year’s Winterfest Redding events will be a gathering in The Atrium with a tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. There will be food, local wines and craft beer, photos with Santa, a raffle, artists and craftsmen, music and theatrical productions. Winterfest Redding…

Architects of the New Paradigm Conference

Architects of the New Paradigm Conference

The Architects of the New Paradigm Conference Series (ANP) is scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27, 2018  in Ashland, OR. “APN brings together some of today’s most accomplished visionaries to present a fresh approach to the world’s critical challenges. ANP events take a blinders-off approach to identifying the root causes of…

68th Annual Shasta College Art Faculty Exhibit

68th Annual Shasta College Art Faculty Exhibit

Shasta College Art Department is currently having their 68th Annual Art Faculty Exhibit with an Opening Reception today, Thursday, November 30, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m. at Shasta College, Building 300, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA. The Shasta College Faculty Art exhibit will run through December 7, 2017. Gallery Hours are: Mondays…

Dissent is Patriotic

Dissent is Patriotic

Join the ACLU of Northern California to reflect on the past year and to prepare to continue our role in the resistance on Bill of Rights Day 2017 – Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1-4:30 p.m. in Oakland, CA. Tickets are $25; they sold out last year and will not be sold…

Nurturing A Growth Mindset

Nurturing A Growth Mindset

Did you know that praise can be bad for kids? Not all kinds praise, mind you, but praise that labels a child as smart rather than a hard worker. The former reinforces a fixed mindset, which can stunt us from further growth if we believe that we have static intelligence,…

North State Giving Tuesday

North State Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 6 a.m to 8 p.m. Donations made online at www.northstategives.org on November 28th will benefit 120+ participating nonprofits during the 14-hour North State Giving Tuesday event. Check out this promo video.

Shasta Environmental Alliance

Shasta Environmental Alliance

Shasta Environmental Alliance (SEA) will be presenting a talk by Ryan Henson of the California Wilderness Coalition on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Redding Public Library Community Room. The talk will be on threats to our public lands coming from Washington D.C., including the Cascade-Siskiyou National…

Community Input Meeting

Community Input Meeting

Come to discuss a potential downtown Redding project at a Community Input Meeting on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Old City Hall. The McConnell Foundation and K2 Development are applying for a grant to see if we can put State dollars to work in our local community.…

KFOI 90.9 FM

KFOI 90.9 FM

There’s a new North State Community Radio (KFOI 90.9 FM) launching January 1, 2018, which will serve Shasta and Tehama Counties. Consider KFOI in your North State Giving Tuesday generosity. They promise to bring “a strong, progressive voice creating opportunities for building common ground and connectivity within and between communities.” KFOI…

Cascade Christmas

I’ve waited until after Thanksgiving to showcase our next holiday, but Cascade Christmas is now upon us, starting today Friday, November 24, 2017, running through December 3, 2017. “Redding’s holiday tradition returns with an all new story in the Cascade Theatre’s production of Cascade Christmas. This holiday spectacular features music, dance and illusion that will […]

Gratitude for You!

Gratitude for You!

Gratitude for You! To those who are gathering this week with family and friends, we wish you JOY and UNDERSTANDING. To those who feel alone, we wish you new FRIENDSHIPS and CONNECTION. To those who are striving to do the right thing, we wish you COURAGE and SUPPORT. To those who…

Shasta College’s Annual Country Christmas Fair

Shasta College’s Annual Country Christmas Fair

Shasta College’s FREE Annual Country Christmas Fair will be Saturday & Sunday, December 2-3, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shasta College Farm Shasta College’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale will be on Saturdays and Sundays starting Thanksgiving weekend, at the Shasta College Farm until trees are sold out. There…

Imagining a World of Tikkun Olam – Healing the World

In this YouTube video Rabbi Michael Lerner talks about Strategies to Combat Racism & Anti Semitism: The psychodynamics of American Politics. There are two worldview – that of control/domination or that of love, generosity and caring (the left hand of God.) Every one of us have both voices in our head and where we are […]

Localization

Locavesting is “a call to rethink the way we invest, so that we support the small businesses that create jobs and healthy, resilient communities.” Just as “Buy Local” campaigns have found that a small shift in purchasing from chains to locally owned enterprises can reap outsized benefits for a community, so, too, can a small shift […]

Interfaith Cooperation & Collaboration

Interfaith Cooperation & Collaboration

Many observers of religion in America have reported on the recent rise of the “nones” as well as those who identify themselves as spiritual but not religious. But did you know that more than three in ten (31%) of Americans are neither spiritual nor religious, according to these definitions: Spiritual…

Pink Martini at Cascade

Pink Martini at Cascade

Back by popular demand, America’s most diverse “little orchestra” returns to the Cascade Theatre on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. for a special, all new holiday show featuring lead singer China Forbes. Drawing inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s and adding their own…

Do You Have Acumen?

Do You Have Acumen?

In spite of Brexit and Donald Trump’s isolationist/racist rhetoric many believe there is a growing, positive, consciousness that we are all an interconnected community of global citizens. This is not to be confused with economic globalization. Acumen is a non-profit venture fund with a vision to help build a world…

Bluegrass Concert at Pilgrim

Bluegrass Concert at Pilgrim

Oaksong Music Society is presenting Keith Greeninger, Rita Hosking and Sean Feder in concert on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Pilgrim Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd,m Redding, CA Keith Greeninger and Rita Hosking have each performed separately on Oaksong Music Society stages and have become crowd favorites. On Friday November 17, they…

International Day of Tolerance

International Day of Tolerance

International Day for Tolerance is Thursday, November 16, 2017. In 1996, the UN General Assembly invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. This action followed up on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995. TOGETHER is a global campaign that aims to reduce…

This Place Matters

This Place Matters Redding is a movement that was formed in summer 2017 under the leadership of the Shasta Historical Society, Shasta County Arts Council, Sue Lang, Michael Kuker and Debra Lucero to save the 108-year old Bell Rooms building on the south side of Shasta Street, just west of California Street. The movement “encourages and inspires […]

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month with two events planned at Shasta College: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – A student panel: Resistance, Resilience and Re-Evolution on the Student Center Stage from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017 – screening of the 2017 film Beyond Standing Rock at 4 p.m. in Room 802.…

The Opioid Crisis and Addiction in Shasta County

The Opioid Crisis and Addiction in Shasta County

Shasta County District Attorney’s Office and Shasta County Board of Supervisors are presenting a FREE event: Opioid Crisis and Addiction: Stopping the Cycle in Shasta County on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Mercy Oaks, 100 Mercy Oaks Drive, Redding, CA This community-wide event will have a keynote talk by award-winning journalist and…

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

Everyday should be World Kindness Day but November 13th is the official, international date. Make a special effort to do at least one random act of kindness today.  World Kindness Day was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement a coalition of nations kindness NGOs. World Kindness Day is…

Optimism over Despair

Optimism over Despair

Optimism over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change is an anthology of interviews by C. J. Polychroniou with Noam Chomsky, arguably the world’s most well-known critic of US policy. In this book, published by Haymarket Books in April 2017, “Chomsky discusses the “war on terror,” neoliberalism, Israel and Palestine, Black…

NVAL Holiday Show & Boutique

NVAL Holiday Show & Boutique

North Valley Art League is currently (until December 16, 2017) having their Holiday Show & Boutique with member’s artwork, hand-made gift items, 6″ x 6″ mini art works (priced from $10 to $50,) jewelry, sculpture, glasswork, grouds, pottery, metalwork, hand-painted silk items, weaving, wood pieces, soft sculpture, cards, prints, and…

Strings and Percussion Things

Strings and Percussion Things

The Performing Arts Society of Redding CA is presenting Caya Layman, violin and Eric Whitmer, percussion in two performances of Strings and Percussion Things : Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., Redding CA Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 2150…

Night and Days at Cascade

Night and Days at Cascade

Shasta Live is presenting Night and Days, staring Broadway, film and TV star Kevin Spirtas, on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market Street, Redding CA. Kevin Spirtas will dip into his rich entertainment experience to bring you an unforgettable musical evening in the theatre with a…

Five North at Simpson

Five North at Simpson

Simpson University Music Department is presenting their percussion ensemble and faculty jazz group Five North on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Grant Student Center. The evening will highlight Simpson’s finest percussion students under the direction of Dr. Dwayne Corbin, followed by classic jazz, skillfully performed by…

Axiom ART

Axiom ART

Axiom Repertory Theatre is currently performing the play ART Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11, 2017 and Nov. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. at Old City Hall in downtown Redding CA. There are also two Sunday matinee performances on November 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. ART is a tour-de-force from acclaimed international playwrite,…

Climate Science Special Report

Climate Science Special Report

U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) on November 3, 2017 released Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, which is “an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States.” This Federal climate report was well into its review phase when the…

Beyond War

With the recent bellicose exchanges between our current President and the leader of North Korea the very real threat of nuclear war has emerged again. It is time to renew our dialogue and actions to get beyond war. Beyond War was a non-political, educational organization started in the San Francisco Bay Area, that was active […]

Homeless Art Project Fall Session Art Show

Homeless Art Project Fall Session Art Show

Shasta County Arts Council is having a reception on Friday, November 3, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. for opening of the Homeless Art Project Fall Session Art Show at Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding, CA. Experience the art, poetry and stories created by Redding homeless from the HAP Project. The…

AAUW ReddingArt Gala and 47th Annual Home Tour

AAUW ReddingArt Gala and 47th Annual Home Tour

AAUW Redding Branch will kick off the 47th Home Tour with an Art Gala on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at Moseley Family Cellars, 4712 Mountain Lakes Blvd, Redding CA. Celebrate a night of art, music, hors d’oeuvres, and no-host wine bar. Stroll through one of Redding’s finest Wineries,…

Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect

Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect

Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect (SCCAR) is having their 28th Annual Civil Rights & Social Justice Awards Dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn,5050 Bechelli Ln, Redding, CA on Friday, November 3, 2017. Social Hour starts at 5:30 p.m. with the Buffet Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Marc Dadigan is being honored with a Special Recognition…

Promoting Transparency and Fairness

Promoting Transparency and Fairness

League of Women Voters of the Redding Area is having a FREE public forum Promoting Transparency and Fairness in Elections on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 3-5 p.m. at the Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview Ave, Redding, CA. Jay Weirenger, Communications Director of the Fair Political Practices Commission, and Cathy Darling Allen,…

Megan Lynch Returns from Nashville

Megan Lynch Returns from Nashville

The Oaksong Music Society is presenting fiddle player Megan Lynch Chowning with clawhammer banjo master Adam Hurt on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. Redding native Megan Lynch Chowning is returning home from Nashville as a seven time National Fiddle Champion,…

Anthropocentrism is Idolatry

Anthropocentrism is Idolatry

“There is no future for humanity if we don’t come into right relationship to Reality, which includes all of nature and time… Reality is my god; Evidence is my scripture; and Ecology is my theology… any understanding of God that does not include what today what we mean by the…

Art Exposed

Art Exposed: Turtle Bay’s Permanent Collection is now showing from October 28, 2017 – March 30, 2018 at the Turtle Bay Museum Exploration Hall, 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA. The exhibited collection ranges from historic landscapes by renowned artists such as William Keith and William Hahn to abstract expressionist works by Manuel Neri and Sam Francis, and from […]

Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand

The standard way of dividing up the country is based on economic indicators, voting patterns, cultural stereotypes, or geographical and physical features, but a 2013 study suggests that clustering regions by psychological traits may be more useful to understanding why we are so divided. This study was conducted well before…

Save The Earth

Enjoy and share this YouTube video from our artist friend Jane Magarigal. Jane says: ” Take action! It is time for to Fight for our lives, all that lives on our planet. Earth and World Peace is dedicated to encouraging stewardship. Frogs dancing for earth and world peace is designed to expose frog’s unique problems […]

ARTsMART Creative Studios

ARTsMART Creative Studios

ARTsMART Creative Studios is having an Open House on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at 244 Hartnell Avenue, Redding CA (inside Cobblestone Court.) Come and meet the artists and teachers! Refreshments will be served! Free admission!…

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