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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…

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!…

Reinventing Elementary School for an Exponential Era

Reinventing Elementary School for an Exponential Era

“Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the past 300 years.” We are living in an exponential era, where the rate of change is increasing – an explosion of information, communications, technology, automation, robotics, etc. This can be very disruptive to businesses, social structures and institutions…

City of Redding Providing More Transparency

City of Redding Providing More Transparency

Last week the City of Redding unveiled “OpenGov,” a new online feature that allows citizens to explore a wide range of City financial data, providing unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability. City Council members on October 17, 2017 received a preview of the OpenGov portal, which is easy to find…

Discovery – Constellations of Listening

Discovery – Constellations of Listening

If you’re a fan of Krista Tippett’s On Being online conversations, as I am, perhaps you subscribe to podcasts, listen and read interview transcripts on their website and subscribe to their newsletter updates. Good stuff, but sometimes it’s such a firehose of input that you know you must have missed something…

Revenge and Reformation

Revenge and Reformation

Shasta Symphony Orchestra will present a concert titled Revenge and Reformation on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Shasta College Theater, Redding CA. The program will include Petroushka – Stravinsky’s classic tale of puppets that come to life and their ever-so-human feelings of unrequited love, jealousy, and revenge. Opposing these…

Order of the Sacred Earth

Order of the Sacred Earth

“The planet doesn’t need another church or religion. What it needs is a new Order… a sacred community and movement” – an Order of the Sacred Earth. This “deeply spiritual movement, free of religious institutions and grounded in the wisdom traditions of both East and West, in leading-edge science and indigenous tradition……

Fake News?

Are we surprised that the man to frequently cries “fake news” if often less than truthful? Thanks to FactCheck.org we have another place check the veracity of our President and others. Here are some recent highlights: Iran Nuclear Deal Violations – In refusing to certify the Iran nuclear deal, our President said Iran “has committed multiple […]

Final input sought for Active Transportation Plans

Final input sought for Active Transportation Plans

The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency and City of Redding are in the final phases of a year-long planning process to improve active transportation in the City of Redding and in the Shasta Region as a whole.  Once complete, the GoShasta Regional and City of Redding Active Transportation Plans will provide…

An Evening of Music for Piano, Viola da Gamba, and Cello

An Evening of Music for Piano, Viola da Gamba, and Cello

Redding’s Performing Arts Society presents An Evening of Music for Piano, Viola da Gamba, and Cello featuring: Dr. Robert Bowman, piano and Michal Palzewicz, cello & viola da gamba on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. Dr. Robert Bowman is Professor Emeritus of Keyboard at Chico…

Art and Soul Festival

Art and Soul Festival

Center for Spiritual Living is presenting their Art and Soul Festival on Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1905 Hartnell Ave., Redding CA. Enjoy scheduled activities, artistic demonstrations, creative workshops and musical entertainment throughout the day. There will be local, original arts & crafts including: painting,…

The Crucible

The Crucible

Future performance dates tor Arthur Miller’s The Crucible are October 19th, 20th, 21st at 7:00 p.m. There are two matinée performances on October 22nd at 2:00 p.m. All performances are at the Shasta College Theatre. Dark desires and hidden agendas fuel extreme behaviorsin  this heart-pounding play, The Crucible, this October at…

KKRN Pledge Drive

KKRN Pledge Drive

Community radio station KKRN 88.5 FM, based in Round Mountain CA, is currently having a pledge drive until Wednesday, October 18, 2017. KKRN FM is an all volunteer, listener-supported radio station affiliated with Pacifica Network. Their annual budget is $47,000. The transmitter on Hatchet Mountain, west of Burney CA. This coming…

Economics of Happiness Conference

Local Futures and David Korten’s Living Economies Forum are presenting the Economics of Happiness Conference on October 27–29, 2017 at the scenic, waterfront Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA “to discuss, discover and devise better systems for now and the future.” Click here for a list of speakers or to register (early bird until Oct. 20th.) The conference […]

Infectious Rhythms

Infectious Rhythms

= North State Symphony is presenting their second Masterworks Concert on November 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cascade Theatre, Redding, CA. The November concert is a rhythmic frenzy that starts with images of a Roman carnival and then features violinist Chloé Trevor on a new concerto by Redding’s…

Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale

The Shasta County chapter of the California Native Plant Society is having their annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shasta College Greenhouses, 11555 Old Oregon Trail Redding, CA. Click here for a list of plants that are native to Redding…

Global Oneness Day

Global Oneness Day

Global Oneness Day 2017: Oneness – Living into the Unity of all Life is scheduled for October 24, 2017 starting at 8:15 a.m. until 8:45 p.m. Pacific time. Click here for a list of speakers and the schedule. The global oneness movement is growing “as more and more people are…

California Values Act

California Values Act

The ACLU of Northern California announced that on October 5, 2017 Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Values Act (SB 54) and, with the stroke of a pen, California took a bold step to protect the rights, dignity, and wellbeing of our immigrant communities by becoming a sanctuary state. SB…

Sacred Activism and Self-Care as Catalysts for Positive Change

Sacred Activism and Self-Care as Catalysts for Positive Change

Transition United States is offering a free teleseminar Sacred Activism and Self-Care as Catalysts for Positive Change on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Pacific Time. Transition for many people has been primarily a platform for shifting out of the fossil fuel economy. Even though more people are now…

Warrior for the Human Spirit

Warrior for the Human Spirit

The Berkana Institute will be offering training to be a Warrior for the Human Spirit  in Crestone, Colorado beginning March 15, 2018. Registration for the program is open until November 1, 2017 when you would need to sign up for the three weeks of contemplation (they send you a question a…

Rethinking Christopher Columbus

Rethinking Christopher Columbus

Rethinking Schools asks: “Why rethink Christopher Columbus? Because the Columbus myth is a foundation of children’s beliefs about society. Columbus is often a child’s first lesson about encounters between different cultures and races. The murky legend of a brave adventurer tells children whose version of history to accept, and whose…

Nocturnes: Nightfall Illuminated

Nocturnes: Nightfall Illuminated

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival is presenting Nocturnes: Nightfall Illuminated on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. This concert will trace the history of night music from the elegant and lyrical works of Frederic Chopin and Nikolai Medtner; to exotic impressionist visions…

Join the Thanksgiving Interfaith Choir

Shasta County Interfaith Forum (SCIF) is organizing this year’s Thanksgiving Interfaith Service for Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. and anyone may join the Thanksgiving Interfaith Choir – you do not need to belong to any specific faith community, just learn the music. There will be two rehearsals: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, […]

Time for Action on Gun Control

Time for Action on Gun Control

From the Peace Alliance Board and National Leadership Council: Time for Action on Gun Control – Call Congress “Friends, our hearts are so broken right now, as I am sure so many of yours are at the horror of the last 24 hours. Sometimes with pain, there is also anger, even…

Adverse Childhood Experience

Adverse Childhood Experience

The League of Women Voters of the Redding Area is having a presentation on the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 5:45 to 7:00 p.m. at the Pilgrim Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA…

Emergent Universe Conference

Emergent Universe Conference

Science & Nonduality (SAND) is presenting Sand17 US -The Emergent Universe Conference from October 18-22, 2017 at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA. This will be “a 5-day immersive experience where leading scientists, philosophers and spiritual teachers gather to explore a new understanding of who we really are, both as individuals…

New Years Eve Spectacular 2017

New Years Eve Spectacular 2017

The North State Symphony is bringing their New Year’s Eve Concert back to the Redding Civic Auditorium on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the concert at 7 p.m. Dancing will continue until 9 p.m. when we celebrate the new year on New…

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