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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…

2018 Shasta County Mini Maker Faire

2018 Shasta County Mini Maker Faire

There will be a general planning meeting for the 2018 Shasta County Mini Maker Faire on January 19, 2018 from 4:15-6 p.m. at the Holiday Market Community Room, 3315 Placer St, Redding, CA. Shasta County Mini Maker Faire is a 1 day event to be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from…

Matsiko World Orphan Choir

Matsiko World Orphan Choir

The Matsiko World Orphan Choir will perform on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. They They are amazing! You will be so impressed! International Children’s Network (ICN), which supports Matsiko, is a non-profit that works to break the cycle of poverty…

ACLU Annual Chapter Election Event

ACLU Annual Chapter Election Event

The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Chapter of the ACLU is having their having their Annual Chapter Election Event on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. The meeting will feature a presentation by newly appointed Shasta County District Attorney, Stephanie Bridgett. She…

Dan Pinkston’s Music at All Saints

Dan Pinkston’s Music at All Saints

Experience the wonder and emotion of Dan Pinkston‘s music in the beautiful setting of All Saints Episcopal Church, 2150 Benton Drive, Redding CA on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Members of North State Symphony and Shasta Symphony Orchestra will perform A Thousand Hills; One Dawn, One Dusk; Three…

15th Annual Multicultural Celebration

15th Annual Multicultural Celebration

The 15th Annual Multicultural Celebration will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Valley High School, 4066 La Mesa Ave., Shasta Lake, CA. This FREE event offers international food, community tables/exhibits, and entertainment featuring Matsiko World Orphan Choir. Call 530-241-8421 for more information.…

Parliament of the World’s Religions

Parliament of the World’s Religions

The 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions will be held from November 1-7, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. The theme will be The Promise of Inclusion & the Power of Love.…

Paint Night at the Museum

Paint Night at the Museum

Paint Night at the Museum: White Magnolias with Lura Wilhelm will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Drive Redding, CA. Invite your friends and register today for Paint Night at the Museum. No experience is necessary as a…

Art Exposed

Art Exposed

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is currently changing their Material Culture exhibit, making way for the January 27, 2018 opening of Design Zone, but you can still see Masterworks by Ansel Adams until Sunday, January 21st and Art Exposed (from Turtle Bay’s collection) through March 30, 2018.…

Women’s March Anniversary

Women’s March Anniversary

  “On January 21, 2018, thousands of women, femmes and allies will come together in Las Vegas, Nevada, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and to launch our collective 2018 Women’s March agenda: #PowerToThePolls. This anniversary event in Las Vegas will kick-off a national voter registration and…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018 is the 89th Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Birthday Convocation – strengthening our Beloved Community; propelling change through community conversations.…

Chocolate After Dark

Chocolate After Dark

Chocolate After Dark is a Wine and Chocolate Experience on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at Turtle Bay Exploration Park. It’s the most delicious fundraiser ever! For $35/ticket, you’ll enjoy an evening of unique chocolate delicacies, distinctive wine and beverage tastings and an exclusive preview of their newest…

Just Like You

Just Like You

Shasta Arts Council is having an opening reception for the exhibition Just Like You on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. to showcase works created by artists living with disabilities.…

Small Paintings at North Valley Art League

Small Paintings at North Valley Art League

North Valley Art League will exhibit a Small Painting Show at the Carter House Gallery, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding CA from January 9 – February 3, 2018. A reception and awards presentation will be on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6-8 p.m., with juror Stephen Bovee from Bisbee AZ…

Soul Matters Musical Inspiration

Soul Matters Musical Inspiration

Looking for musical inspiration for the new year? Here are some playlists from Soul Matters via Spotify: January 2018 – INTENTION February 2018 – PERSEVERANCE March 2018 – BALANCE April 2018 – EMERGING May 2018 – CREATIVITY ​ June 2018 – BLESSING…

Election Day 2018

Election Day 2018

Election Day 2018 is less than a year away. The ACLU of Northern California and Indivisible groups are mobilizing to score electoral wins to defeat the Trump Administration and Republican Congressional agendas and get politicians elected who represent the people rather than corporations, wealthy individuals and special interests. It matters who…

Socrates Cafe

Socrates Cafe

  “Open societies hinge on the considerate, involved and impassioned participation of an enlightened citizenry, in which everyone matters and counts.” says Christopher Phillips, founder and executive director of the non-profit Democracy Café. Christopher Phillips PhD is a philosopher and educator who wrote the book Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste…

Sacred Money and Markets Narrative

Sacred Money and Markets Narrative

The early 2018 surge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average to new records over 25,000 has caused many to genuflect and kneel at the alter in the temple of “Sacred Money and Sacred Markets.” Investors appear jubilant that the GOP tax cut legislation, passed in December 2017, is good for…

Flutes, Flues and Reeds

Flutes, Flues and Reeds

High and low winds will blow on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., when the Amici Quartet and friends perform flute ensemble music at All Saints Episcopal Church, 2150 Benton Drive, Redding CA.…

You Are The Product

You Are The Product

Google is getting more aggressive about “helping you make searches faster and get customized experiences in Search, Maps, Now, and other Google products.” This “translates” into monitoring your search activity in order to monetize you – YOU are the product. These are not your friends just trying to be caring, so…

Downtown Redding Specific Plan Update

Downtown Redding Specific Plan Update

The City of Redding is now accepting comments on the Draft Downtown Redding Specific Plan Update and would like to hear from you. Consideration of the Draft Plan by the Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled for late January; revisions to the Draft Plan may be made by staff in response to…

Community Connects Program

Community Connects Program

In 2018 Shasta Public Libraries Community Connects Program will offer monthly talks to connect with the how to and who on community topics and resources: Friday, January 12, 2018 from 12-1 p.m.: Alcohol Affects – An Intoxiclock® presentation designed to bring awareness and understanding of the effects drinking and then driving. This is an…

Redding Community Choir Winter Concert

Redding Community Choir Winter Concert

Redding Community Choir is having their Winter Concert on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 3 PM – 4:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 3590 Placer St, Redding, CA. Come and enjoy an uplifting afternoon of a variety of music from Jazz, Choral, Old Gospel, International, Broadway, Movies, and Inspirational. Then…

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Best of 2017

Happy New Year! As we usher in 2018, it’s time to look back and see what some critics judge to be the Best Arts and Entertainment of 2017.

Inequality Media

Inequality Media is a nonpartisan digital media company with a mission.  They “produce compelling original video, share content through social and traditional media to raise awareness about the issues, and partner with leading organizations to provide an avenue through which viewers can engage, mobilize, and take action.” Inequality Media was founded by former U.S. Secretary of […]

Fog of Fear or Fruit of Hope?

Fog of Fear or Fruit of Hope?

“Hope is not faith, not wait-and-see, not compromise, not merely the opposite of despair. Hope is an essential element in patient, energetic, effective activism and persistent principled resistance to injustice and other evils. Dissatisfaction mobilizes, hope stabilizes in struggle. Hope helps our ideas grow and bear fruit. Hope is not…

Fight Ageism, Not Aging

As I approach my mid-70’s I find I am caught in a duality between wanting to live a more gracious, peaceful and happy life and a desire to intensify and squeeze meaning and purpose into my elder years. I am attracted to both conscious aging and activism, fighting ageism and other important concerns. Can we […]

Happy Kwanzaa For All

Happy Kwanzaa For All

Kwanzaa Is the seven-day cultural festival starting December 26 and ending January 1st, which celebrates family, community and culture. Participants enjoy feasts, music, dance, poetry and share narratives, ending with a day dedicated to reflection and re-commitment to Seven Communitarian Principles: Unity Self determination Collective work and responsibility Cooperative economics…

Brain Power

Brain Power

AARP’s December 2017 edition of Bulletin is about how to Boost Your Brain Power. Here are some key research finding regarding boosting your cognitive reserve: Activity –  brisk walking for 40 minutes four times a week, increases bloodflow to the regions of the brain shown able to grow new cells.…

Redding Cultural District Micro-Grants

Redding Cultural District Micro-Grants

Redding Cultural District is launching Cultural District Microgrants. Got an event idea for Redding Cultural District? Share it! Redding Cultural District can help YOU make it happen! Do you have an idea for a musical event? Would you like to stage a play, host a literature seminar, shoot a film or…

Hijacked Internet Browser Search

You should always pay attention when installing free software updates, even from companies you trust, because sometimes the software installer includes optional installs you may not want. Be very careful what you agree to install. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to […]

Bah Humbug To Charity?

Bah Humbug To Charity?

Experts say that the proposed Republican tax plan will decrease incentives for Americans to give to charity in 2018. As a result, some people who currently itemize decisions are considering making advance payments before December 31, 2017. With the standard deduction doubling to $24,000 for a married couple in 2018,…

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

The City of Redding made several positive steps forward at the December 19, 2017 Council Meeting. Of symbolic significance, Council approved the design for a new City flag after Catalyst Young Professionals led the task of soliciting and reviewing designs, community selection, plus contributing funds. This simple but strong flag…

Order of the Sacred Earth

Order of the Sacred Earth

“I promise to be the best lover and defender of Mother Earth that I can be.” That simple vow is the focus of Order of the Sacred Earth, which is launching a movement on the Winter Solstice, Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at the Sacred Stream Center, 2149 Byron Street, Berkeley, CA.…

Scenic Redding

Scenic Redding

Redding CA ranks #10 in Forbes Magazine’s list of 25 Great Scenic Places to Retire.…

Pasts and Futures of California Street

Pasts and Futures of California Street

Are you a history buff? Do you get excited thinking about the future of downtown? Join McConnell Foundation on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Fratelli’s Pizza Parlor, 1774 California Street, Redding, CA. RSVP today to get your ticket! 5:00-5:30 p.m. Mix & Mingle (food & beverage will be provided) 5:30-7:30 p.m.…

Net Neutrality

Even though the FCC voted 3:2 on December 14, 2017 to roll back net neutrality as we know it, the quest for a free and open internet does not end! Congress can use the Congressional Review Act to reverse this hasty and misguided action and we only have 60 legislative days (when they are in […]

The Interfaith Experience

The Interfaith Experience

Candle lighting is a spiritual practice in many sacred traditions. On Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 6:30-8:00 p.m. there will be an Interfaith Sacred Experience, honoring the winter solstice (the darkest day of the year); the birth of Christ; and the sacred in all. There will be candle lighting, reflections and music – piano by…

Santa Crawl

Santa Crawl

  Use Google Maps to locate participants in Viva Downtown’s Santa Crawl at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in downtown Redding CA. Come downtown dressed as Santa Claus for holiday cheer and merriment! Purchased tickets will get you access to multiple downtown drinking establishments offering discounted beverages and…

Shasta College Opera Workshop Sneak Preview

Shasta College Opera Workshop Sneak Preview

The Performing Arts Society of Redding is presenting a night of opera with students of the Shasta College Opera Workshop on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Old City Hall, Redding CA. The evenings performance will include a sneak preview of the Workshop’s first opera production for 2018, Hansel…

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.…

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