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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…

Redding Futures

Redding Futures

Are you frustrated, invested, and hopeful about Redding, CA? Then sign up at reddingfutures.com. If you were at October 15, 2016 TEDxRedding you heard a brief presentation by Jack Burgess, who invited people to participate in a design and collaboration session on Redding futures, which will be “fun, active, collaborative, and…

Mini Maker Faire

Mini Maker Faire

Shasta County is having the North State’s first Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Redding Civic Auditorium, 700 Auditorium Drive, Redding, CA. The Faire, hosted by Turtle Bay, is a chance for our North State California counties to celebrate its local makers.…

AAUW Home Tour

AAUW Home Tour

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Redding Branch is having its 46th Annual Home Tour on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. This year AAUW will kick off the Home Tour with an Art Gala on Friday night, November 4th, from 5-8 PM. This…

City Connect 2016

City Connect 2016

ReddingLife.org is sponsoring City Connect on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. at the Good News Rescue Mission, 3100 So. Market Street, Redding, CA. CityConnect is a free, family-friendly event to make connections and get involved with solutions for the challenges we face as a community.  CityConnect 2016 will have…

November Holiday Boutiques

Whew. Halloween is past, but it’s still one week until the scary Presidential election is over. So now that you have completed your mail-in ballot, perhaps a little distraction and early holiday shopping might help. This YouTube video features North Valley Art League’s Holiday Boutique, which opens today, November 1st and runs through December 17, […]

Shasta College Center for Community Engagement

Shasta College Center for Community Engagement

Shasta College Center for Community Engagement (SCCCE) is a collaboration between education institutions and the larger community (locally to globally) for the sharing of knowledge and resources. Their mission is “to foster a learning community that facilitates learning for civic engagement in our local and global communities and that addresses…

Downtown Redding Improvements

Downtown Redding Improvements

On October 11, 2016 a $20 million grant was awarded by the California Strategic Growth Council as part of their Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program. This is a huge event for downtown Redding redevelopment as it opens the way for K2 Development’s plans for a 4 story building (3…

Twenty Propositions

Twenty Propositions

Follow the money. If you live in Shasta County you have 20 ballot measures to vote on this general election; some were not listed my earlier post from Our Revolution so here are additional resources. Don’t have much time? Click this link for the California League’s non-partisan ballot recommendations. If you really…

Women’s Fund Annual Membership Celebration

Women’s Fund Annual Membership Celebration

The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation is hosting their annual Membership Celebration on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Atrium in the downtown Promenade, 1538 Market Street, Redding, CA. Find out exactly what the Women’s Fund membership dollars made possible this past year. Be the first…

Pride March in Redding

Pride March in Redding

NorCal OUTreach Project is sponsoring a PRIDE gathering at noon on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the Atrium at the south end of the Promenade. The proposed march from the north end of the Promenade to Library Park, adjacent to the railroad tracks has been changed due to rain. NCOP is a…

We Look Forward To Paying Taxes

We Look Forward To Paying Taxes

Some people are so cynical of government or self-focused that they think it is smart to avoid and oppose paying taxes. It’s not that we always agree with public priorities or the way some of our taxes are spent, but we are part of a society where we need to focus…

Family Bicycling Day 2016

Shasta Living Streets has organized Family Bicycling Day on Sequoia and Placer Streets in the Garden Tract in Redding CA on  Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Free to everyone. Redding joins six California cities to host open street events in October: San Diego CicloSDias, Berkeley Sunday Streets, CicLAvia in Los Angeles, San Francisco’s Sunday Streets, […]

TEDx Redding 2016

TEDx Redding 2016

Catalyst Young Professionals will be presenting TEDx Redding again on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Redding Civic Auditorium, 700 Auditorium Drive, Redding, CA. The curated event with live speakers & performers will explore turning ideas worth spreading into action in our community. An on-site reception will follow. Catalyst is finalizing their…

Faces of Shasta County

Faces of Shasta County

Shasta Historical Society is partnering with the Riverfront Playhouse to present Faces of Shasta County Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market Street, Redding CA. Tickets are $25. The benefit for the Riverfront Playhouse and Shasta Historical Society will feature a number of prominent women…

French Country Market 2016

French Country Market 2016

Coming this Saturday, October 1, 2016 is the 4th annual French C0untry Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd. Admission is FREE. The beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright designed sanctuary at Pilgrim Church will be transformed for the day into a charming and fun market place…

Democracy Popup

Democracy Popup

Come meet local candidates and learn more about their vision for our area’s future at the Record Searchlight’s and SCAC-TV’s Democracy Popup 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at Old City Hall. This open house event brings together candidates for local City Council, county supervisors, state Senate…

Redding City Council Candidate’s Forum

Redding City Council Candidate’s Forum

Viva Downtown and the League of Women Voters of the Redding Area will host a Redding City Council Candidate’s Forum on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at the Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market St, Redding, California 96001. Candidates for this November’s Council election will be answering questions gathered from the public…

Omni Commons

Omni Commons

What if one of the largest community centers and venue spaces in the Bay Area was run in a spirit of radical generosity, by a volunteer collective where everybody is a leader? They’re trying to do just that, at the Omni Oakland Commons, a community resource center and venue space self-organized by…

Taste of Cuba

Taste of Cuba

Save the date Saturday, September 10, 2016 for Shasta Library Foundation’s Taste of Cuba at 6 p.m. at the Redding Civic Auditorium. This will be the 7th annual Library Foundation’s “Taste of…” event and his year, they will take you to Havana for an evening of Cuban cuisine, a live & silent…

Chalk the Walks

Chalk the Walks

Join neighbors, local businesses, teachers, and non-profits as we Chalk the Walks in Redding CA on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Chalk the Walks is an event where old and young alike break out the sidewalk chalk and decorate their neighborhood with happy and joyful messages. The first day of school…

Work Break

Work Break

WORK break is a meet-up on the first Friday of every month from 8:30 – 10 a.m. at 1327 Tehama Street, Redding CA, where young, creative people meet to share dreams, collaborations, and create community. WORK was launched June 25, 2016 by Sidney Morgan and Melissa Jones. You can use the space there…

People of Redding Project

This 14-minute YouTube video from SCAC.tv is from the Redding Area Homelessness Coalition Project Strategy Plan presentation on July 16, 2016. Melissa Englebright of People of Redding Project puts a face on homelessness in Redding CA. Watch the full Strategy Plan to Solve Homelessness in Redding presentation here. Having a problem watching this YouTube Video? Google […]

Shasta Public Libraries

Shasta Public Libraries

Do you know that Shasta Public Libraries has much more than books and magazines? They have Library Services that include such things a genealogy help, meeting rooms, piano for practice and even free passes to Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Through their Overdrive  program you can get online eBooks, audiobooks, and videos. You can check…

Co-creating Generative Space in Community

Co-creating Generative Space in Community

“You don’t analyze and engineer a generative space. You host and you convene and you narrate.” Bill Templeman What does it take to co-create and hold a generative space in community? What questions do we start with? What are the design constraints to generate real, felt change? How does individual…

Redding Needs More Tourists

Redding Needs More Tourists

I read Jim Warnemuende’s editorial “Redding Needs a Destination” as a double entendre to mean not only a clear vision for the future, but also a geographical place to go, intentionally. What I propose is that Redding needs more affluent I-5 travelers, passing through, driving between the Bay Area and Portland to make Redding…

Healthy Retail

Healthy Retail

ChangeLab Solutions asserts that “retail environments affect community health.” “In many places, people lack access to fruits and vegetables, but can find tobacco, non-nutritious foods and beverages, and alcohol all too easily. Perhaps not surprisingly, tobacco use, poor nutrition, and excessive alcohol use are among the leading causes of chronic and…

Redding Area Homelessness Coalition Project Update

Redding Area Homelessness Coalition Project Update

The public is invited to hear an update presentation by the Redding Area Homelessness Coalition Project on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at the Red Lion Hotel Sierra Room in Redding CA. The report Shasta County Homeless Snapshot, Compilation of Community Data will be discussed.…

#HackForChange

#HackForChange

#HackForChange is happening in Redding on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Shasta Venture Hub, 4300 Caterpillar, Redding CA. RSVP at the #HackForChange Facebook Event Page. Help build & promote an app for the City of Redding. Not into tech? Join anyway, our community needs your ideas! Here’s the schedule: 2:00-2:30…

Sundae Serenade at All Saints

Sundae Serenade at All Saints

All Saints’ Episcopal Church is sponsoring Sundae Serenade on June 17, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. at 2150 Benton Drive, Redding CA. This fundraising event will feature big band era live music, dancing, a tribute to veterans, and an ice cream social. Musical guests will include Lou White and the Band, the Foothill High School…

Shasta Trails Dedication in Old Shasta

Shasta Trails Dedication in Old Shasta

The McConnell Foundation is hosting the dedication of the new trail system at the Middle Creek Mining Park & Amphitheater in Old Shasta, at the west end of the paved road northeast of Highway 299 on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. This is a chance to…

Building Healthy Communities

Around the world, communities face pressing health challenges related to the built environment. This 5 minute video encourages individuals, organizations, governments and private developers to collaborate and build healthy communities. “Builders, urban planners, architects and transportation leaders are health professionals. They don’t think of themselves as white coat folks, they don’t think of themselves as […]

State of Downtown Redding 2016

State of Downtown Redding 2016

Viva Downtown Redding is presenting the 17th annual State of Downtown on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Atrium at the south end of the Market Street Promenade, 1400-1670 Market Street, Redding CA. This event is Free to the public with a social time with complimentary food and drink 5…

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