Tag Archive for ‘California Northstate’

Snowshoeing at Manzanita Lake

A rare window of opportunity presented itself on Saturday, 12/13/14 as a clear day followed a heavy snowfall. My wife Bernadette and I headed to our favorite snowshoe venue, Manzanita Lake. And there we encountered a winter wonderland. Enjoy! Andy Ooley is a local musician and Redding native. When not building ultrasonic medical equipment for [...]

North State Open Mics: December 15 – December 21

If you strum a guitar and sing at home, and find that the dogs don’t howl and the family doesn’t drive away on some imaginary errand, it might be time to try an open mike/mic. Learn two or three songs, head out to one of our North State venues, introduce yourself to the host, and [...]

Turtle Bay Collecting Donations for People of Progress

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is accepting donations throughout the holiday season and, in return, offering $2 off admission to guests. In the spirit of the season of giving, Turtle Bay is collecting new or unexpired canned or dry foods, toys, warm gloves (not knitted), socks, sleeping bags, and blankets to be donated to local non-profit [...]

North State Live Music: December 17 – December 21

Wednesday, December 17 Mike Dillon at Northern Delights in Hayfork. All ages. (530) 628-5246. The Christmas Jug Band at the Palms Playhouse in Winters at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530)795-1825. —– Thursday, December 18 Dave Westfall at the Grape Escape in Redding at 7:00 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 244-8463. —– Friday, December 19 Sara Hoxie at the California Brewing Company in Palo Cedro at 6:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 222-2739. Jimmy Limo at Cooper’s Bar [...]

Once Upon A Brew Pub – Krogh’s Restaurant and Brew Pub

Ever since I was young I have always enjoyed rustic lakeside restaurants. My family and I used to travel to Minnesota for summer vacation, and ever since, these older places have had a special appeal to me. Krogh’s was built in the late 1930s on the shores of Lake Mohawk in New Jersey. The dark [...]

Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler

Every year millions of people will undertake a pilgrimage of one kind or another. They journey for different purposes, some seeking physical healing, others clarity, and still others a way to come closer to their conception of a higher power. The new series, Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler, follows groups of Americans as each undertakes [...]

Public Invited to Participate in Mineral Christmas Bird Count on December 17

The public is welcome to come and participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count in the Mineral area.  For well over 100 years people of all ages interested in birds have taken to the field during the holiday season to count birds in and around their communities as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count.  [...]

Design Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I went to a local department store to buy my great nephew a birthday gift. I passed the “pink toy” aisle when I heard a little girl’s voice say, “Get over here, Dad!” She reminded me of bratty Violet in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory (the old one, with Gene Wilder). There’s Dad, rushing over, taking [...]

North State Live Music: December 10 – December 14

Wednesday, December 10 “The Shook Twins” at Northern Delights in Hayfork. 8 p.m. All ages. $15. (530) 628-5246. —– Friday, December 12 Sami Jo at the California Brewing Company in Palo Cedro at 6:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 222-2739. “Allison & Victor” at the Post Office Saloon in Redding at 8:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 246-2190. “Wild Bill and the Mudwhompers” at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar  in Redding at 8 p.m. 21 and [...]

Happy Valley Annual Christmas Party takes place Dec 18

Happy Valley residents are invited to the Annual Community Pride Christmas Party at the Happy Valley Community Center at 5400 Happy Valley Rd. on Thursday, December 18th. The Old Fashion Country Christmas will start at 6 PM with a Pot Luck dinner with entertainment provided by Gil Sisk and the Jingling Spurs. Bring the kids, [...]

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