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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…

Redding City Council Candidates

Redding City Council Candidates

Compared with our current national political spectacles, the bids for the two open, non-partisan, Redding City Council seats in November 2016 is very positive, civil and sedate! There are some good people running and you may not have heard much from them yet. Here’s a few links and a little…

TEDxRedding Salon

TEDxRedding Salon

TEDxRedding Salon: Spoken Word, Music, and Performance Art is being held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 6 p.m. at The Dip, 1730 California Street, Redding, CA. Enjoy pre-recorded TED Talks focused on Spoken Word, Music, and Performance Art.  Equally stirring as the standard TED talks, let the melodic verse of spoken word poetry move…

Redding Needs a Destination

Redding Needs a Destination

This is a guest editorial blog by Jim Warnemuende PhD: “If you were taking a trip, your first step would be to determine where you wanted to go. You would not pack your car or select maps without having a destination. I am guided in planning my trips and my…

Vaisakhi Festival 2016

Vaisakhi Festival 2016

The 2016 Vaisakhi Festival and Day for Non-violence is being held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sikh Centre, 5400 Sikh Centre Drive, Anderson, CA. There will be a Punjabi Kitchen with free Punjabi food, multi-cultural folk music, workshops and live demonstrations. The…

Kool April Nites 2016

Kool April Nites 2016

The 27th annual Kool April Nites will run April 16 – 24, 2016 with The Cruise on Friday, April 22nd from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and the Main Car Show at the Redding Civic Auditorium on Saturday, April 23rd from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 2000+ cars displayed, 1979 and older. There will also be nightly…

A Taste of History

A Taste of History

Enjoy an evening of wine, food, and friends of the Shasta Historical Society at the fourth annual A Taste of History fundraiser on Thursday, May 26th, 2016  5:30-8:00 p.m. at Shasta Historical State Park, HWY 299 Shasta, CA Participate in both a silent and live auction, experience Shasta SHP at night. Tickets are…

Collective Impact

Collective Impact

Collective Impact happens when a core group of people or organizations come together around a shared goal with a common set of strategies and metrics – no individual agendas; no duplication. Everyone bringing their strengths to the table to solve a social issue that cannot be solved alone. The five…

Banff Street Fair 2016

Banff Street Fair 2016

The Banff Street Fair: An Outdoor Adventure Festival is a free community event, celebrating sporting and outdoor lifestyles, will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 2-6 p.m. on Market street in front of the Cascade Theatre in Redding CA. The event, hosted by Catalyst Young Professional Group, is intended to highlight local providers…

Supporting KKRN

Supporting KKRN

Come out tonight, March 8, 2016 and show your support for KKRN 88.5 FM while enjoying a delicious meal, half-off brews and live music by Jim Dyar & Jonathan Foster at the Savory Spoon in their new downtown Redding CA location at 1440 Placer Street. KKRN’s purpose is “to share…

Shasta Land Trust Wildways

Shasta Land Trust Wildways

Shasta Land Trust‘s first Wildways event of 2016, labeled “Steam, Sawdust, and Sustainable Forestry,” will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Oak Run, CA. Visit the last fully steam-powered commercial lumber mill in the United States at Phillips Brothers Mill. Co-owner Gary Hendrix will share…

Women’s Day 2016

Women’s Day 2016

Northstate Women’s Health Network is holding their third annual International Women’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 5-8 p.m. at the Atrium, 1670 Market Street in downtown Redding CA. The theme for this year’s global event is #PledgeforParity. Worldwide, women are making gains in the social, economic, cultural and…

TEDxRedding Salon on Wonder

TEDxRedding Salon on Wonder

TEDxRedding Salon on Wonder is being held Wednesday March 2, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Schreder Planetarium, 1644 Magnolia Street, Redding, CA. This salon features TED talk videos curated to inspire WONDER. Seating is limited and will be first-come, first-served. Join the group downtown afterward at Vintage Wine Bar and…

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Today, February 8, 2016 is the beginning of Chinese New Year, a 2-week festival celebrated at the start of the new moon. The Chinese zodiac consists of a 12-year cycle, each year of which is named after a different animal that imparts distinct characteristics to its year. Chinese tradition says that the…

Hops and Shops Brewfest

Hops and Shops Brewfest

Viva Downtown and Wildcard Brewing Co. are presenting Hops and Shops Brewfest on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 2-6 p.m. in downtown Redding CA. 15 breweries featured inside 15 shops. The event kicks off at The Atrium at the south end of the Promenade Mall and continues in 15 shops. The goal…

High Speed Internet for Downtown Redding

High Speed Internet for Downtown Redding

Most people improperly think of the internet being up there in the cloud somewhere (like heaven? sic) and misunderstand the physicality and human involvement that makes it possible for us to communicate almost instantaneously around the world. Earlier this week Rachel Hatch and the Pop-up-Book-Club initiated a Skype conversation with…

Love & Belonging

Love & Belonging

Shasta College Office of Access  & Equity is having a speaker series on Love & Belonging on Thursdays in February 2016 and at various afternoon dates and times in March 2016. All will be presented at the Student Center Stage except the film screening, which will be in Room 802: Thursday,…

Public Safety Blueprint Study

Public Safety Blueprint Study

The City of Redding has set up a webpage with a link to the final Matrix Consulting Group’s Public Safety Blueprint Study (released mid December 2015) and a form for community input. Here are my views. A primary conclusion of the study is that public safety is more reactive than proactive, even…

Cascade Theatre Signature Gala

Cascade Theatre Signature Gala

Dance the night away under the lights of the historic Cascade Theatre on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 7-10 p.m. Hosted by Linda Bott, this elegant evening cannot be missed! Sip on complimentary champagne and snack on passed hors d’oeuvres while you mingle with friends and bid on a fantastic…

Public Safety Blueprint Study

Public Safety Blueprint Study

The final, 392-page Redding and Shasta County, CA Public Safety Blueprint Study dated December 3, 2015 has been reviewed by public agencies and finally been released to the public. The Executive Summary identifies both Short Term Recommendations and Longer Range Choices and has the following ‘high level’ findings: “Redding is addressing a problem with…

Redding Adopt-A-Block Program

Redding Adopt-A-Block Program

The City of Redding, Solid Waste Utility has established a street or block adoption program to encourage individuals, families, businesses, and service organizations to get involved in community beautification. Here’s how it works: A representative from your group or organization will need to act as an Adopt-a-Block Captain (contact person)…

City of Redding Using Nextdoor

City of Redding Using Nextdoor

Starting November 4, 2015 the City of Redding, Community Services Department joined the Nextdoor platform. The Parks Division specifically plans to share important news and notifications that are relevant to the 129 neighborhoods identified in Redding CA. Please be assured that your Nextdoor website remains private. City staff will not…

KKRN Fall 2015 Pledge Drive

KKRN Fall 2015 Pledge Drive

Friends of community Radio station KKRN 88.5 FM will want to support their Fall 2015 Pledge Drive during the week of October 26-31, 2015. The famous KKRN Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 8 am until noon. That day will be the change back to standard time…

TEDx Redding 2015

TEDx Redding 2015

TEDx Redding invites you as community to watch several outstanding TED talks (ideas worth sharing) under the stars on Redding’s Downtown Promenade on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 7-9 PM. These talks have a message relevant to Redding CA. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and sense of wonder. Bike valet…

Citizenship and Leadership

Citizenship and Leadership

“How do we speak the questions we don’t know how to ask each other?” “Can we find ways to bridge gulfs between us about politics, morality, and life itself?” “Can we do that even while we continue to disagree, passionately?” “How is technology playing into all this, and how can…

Indigenous People’s History Show and Street Fair

Indigenous People’s History Show and Street Fair

Shasta Historical Society is presenting an Indigenous People’s History Show and Street Fair at the Cascade Theatre on October 17, 2015. The five historical Indigenous Tribes of Shasta County have joined together with the Shasta Historical Society to create this one of a kind event. Street Fair – This free event starts at…

French Country Market 2015

French Country Market 2015

French Country Market will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Pilgrim Congregation Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA.…

Art of Hosting

I belong to SCIF, a local interfaith organization where the facilitator repeatedly refers to my blog as Redding Voices – this is probably an unconscious desire to emphasize both our members’  commonalities and our differences. Yes, there are many voices or points of view (religious, political, class, ethnic, education level, family history, experience, values, etc.) […]

Promenade Action Plan

Promenade Action Plan

the Downtown Redding Transportation Plan shows Market Street open to vehicular traffic between Tehama and Placer Streets.…