Join Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta Historical Society, and the Redding Library in celebrating Women’s History Month through an engaging lecture series featuring women of historical Shasta County.
Each evening, be inspired by the tales of women who influenced local history.
It could’ve been so easy. So easy that I almost did it. I was that close. That close. Then I thought of you, and decided not to shirk my responsibility to you. Yes, you. It’s all because of you, dear reader, that I decided not to call in sick this week. Besides, I’m not sick, [...]
At the March 8 meeting of Writers Forum, adventure travel writer Joel Stratte-McClure will present the second travel narrative in his Mediterranean trilogy, “The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Madness and Magic on the Mediterranean.” He will discuss the genesis of his Idiot-ic project, and the evolution of his personal odyssey, detailing the merits of an [...]
In a mutual show of celebration, the Kelly Ankers and the Merry Standishes are hosting a “20 Year Hootenanny” at the State Theatre (330 Oak St.) on Saturday, March 8. The show will feature a comedy set by Merry Standish and a music set by blues duo Bobby Bottacello and the band French Reform. Merry Standish [...]
I recently read a Facebook exchange between two young gentlemen—members of a Sacramento-area band on the rise—regarding a satiric song by one of one of my favorite poet-jesters of the Americana/Texas Outlaw music genre, Hayes Carll. The song is delivered in the first-person voice of a redneck whose worldview is obviously being mocked. The song [...]
The Redding Cooperative Preschool, which has served local families for 58 years, is calling on the Shasta County community for help in facing up to $62,000 in unexpected repairs to its historic schoolhouse. A letter (click on link, below) was mailed out to the preschool’s alumni to inform them of the damage and suggest ways [...]
When you were a kid, did ever make that awful discovery that your parents, um, actually…um… had a romantic life? That they weren’t just Mom and Dad, but that they were also living, breathing, sexual creatures, who participated in the act of making babies? For me, there was one fleeting moment when I was about [...]
Ed Asner, the Emmy-award winning actor and social activist, will speak to the annual meeting of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Saturday, March 22. The public is invited to this free event, which is being held at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., in Redding. It will [...]
Compass ShiningCare is collaborating with Passages Caregiver Resource Center to bring the 4th Annual Cupcakes for Caregivers Fundraiser to Grace Place Tea House & Boutique. The delicious fun takes place Sat. March 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Grace Place Tea House & Boutique. The proceeds of this event will be donated to Compass [...]