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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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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 […]

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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, […]

Vital Art Festival For Peace

Vital Art Festival For Peace

The Meetup group Women of Vision Redding is celebrating World Peace Day with a Vital Art Festival For Peace event on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from noon to 5 p.m. at Turtle Bay Riverfront Park. During the afternoon there will be peace talks, live Music by the Goodtime Band, dancing, open…

LGBTQ+ Pride Week

LGBTQ+ Pride Week

NorCal OUTreach Project is hosting Light It Up With Pride! Walk the Sundial Bridge in Rainbow! on Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay. The Sundial Bridge will be lit in rainbow colors Saturday and Sunday to kick…

I Love Redding

I Love Redding

Most Redding CA residents love it here and are inclined to emphasize the positive things they now enjoy and that originally attracted them to this place – the beautiful Sacramento River; nearby lakes; access to outdoor recreation; normally clean air; lack of auto traffic congestion; a small community; friendly people…

Anderson River Park Food Trucks

Anderson River Park Food Trucks

The wait is finally over! This Labor Day weekend Anderson River Park Food Trucks will be opening Friday, September 1, 2017 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday night trucks: American BBQ; Road Runner Cafe; Mary’s Pizza; Ritas; Slyderz; and Taco Loco.…

110 Years of Old City Hall

110 Years of Old City Hall

Shasta Arts Council and Shasta Historical Society are currently showing an exhibit 110 Years of Old City Hall until August 26, 2017 at 1313 Market Street, Redding CA. Regular SCAC Gallery Hours: Tue.-Thu.: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Fri.: 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 4th Saturday of month: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Come see how Old City Hall grew…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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;…

City Connect 2017

City Connect 2017

CityConnect 2017 will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from  1-4 p.m. at Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding CA.  There will be non-profit program booths to help you discover 100’s of opportunities to partner as an advocate, volunteer, organizer, or supporter in our community. CityConnect is a FREE event with activities…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Transportation Workshops

Redding Transportation Workshops

Help CalTrans and Shasta Living Streets design breakthrough projects for the future, with biking and walking excellence that helps everyone be healthy and safe, and builds prosperous communities into the 21st century! Share your ideas in the upcoming workshops and on surveys and interactive maps. SR 273 Multimodal Plan State Route 273 (Market/California Streets)…

National Service Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, 2017 has traditionally been National Service Day. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. […]

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

Housing solutions for those who are homeless in Shasta County could be greatly helped in winter 2018, by No Place Like Home, IF Shasta County’s application is selected. On July 1, 2016, Governor Brown signed landmark legislation enacting the No Place Like Home program to dedicate $2 billion in bond…

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Downtown Redding Specific Plan Update

Downtown Redding Specific Plan Update

At its meeting of December 6, 2016, the Redding City Council unanimously accepted the Downtown Redding Transportation Plan, which will now be incorporated into the update of the Downtown Specific Plan. In 2016, The City of Redding initiated the Downtown Redding Specific Plan Update, which will build upon the adopted Downtown…

Democracy Now

Democracy Now

  If you are like me you may have been distressed when Democracy Now! stopped being recorded on your DVR. For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information. Democracy Now! is still broadcast on KIXE Channel 9.3 at 8 a.m. Monday-Friday, but…

Winterfest Redding

Winterfest Redding

Winterfest Redding 2016-17 kick-off and tree lighting will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5-7:30 p.m. at The Atrium in downtown Redding CA. …

North State Giving Tuesday 2016

North State Giving Tuesday 2016

North State Giving Tuesday is a local initiative on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 to increase philanthropy in the Shasta and Siskiyou County region. It is led by Shasta Regional Community Foundation and generously supported by Redding Bank of Commerce and United Way of Northern California. By making an online donation at northstategives.org…

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