A Fair to Remember

Events, products and speakers of interest to women will be featured this Saturday at the Shasta County Fairgrounds in Anderson.

“All About Women” focuses on women’s health, homes and hobbies. Displays will feature massage, exercise, diet, financial planning, gardening, home decorating and much more. Admission to the event, which runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., is FREE.

The fair is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Cottonwood-Anderson, which will donate the proceeds to local charities.

  • The Redding Police Department¬†presents its employee of the year and other awards at a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the city council chambers.
  • DVD I Watched on the Dreadmill: “Street Kings,” a recent cop drama with a decent script co-written by James Ellroy. Good cast (Forest Whitaker, Chris Evans, Jay Mohr), but the lead is played by the ever-wooden Keanu Reaves, who appears to be doing a Clint Eastwood impersonation the whole time.
  • Rules for Successful Living #47: “Close” may only count in horseshoes and hand grenades, as they say, but with hand grenades, it really, really counts.

sb-07-09A journalist since 1975, Steve Brewer is the author of 16 books, most recently the thriller “Cutthroat.” He moved to Redding from New Mexico in 2003.

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  1. Avatar Natalie says:

    Rules for Successful Living #47: “Close” may only count in horseshoes and hand grenades, as they say, but with hand grenades, it really, really counts.

    That reminds of the saying about "What's the difference between involved and committed?"

    "If you order bacon and eggs for breakfast, the chicken was involved, but the pig was committed!"

  2. Avatar Kay Wilson says:

    Steve, while most people think that the Fair Grounds in Anderson is the Shasta County Fair Grounds, this is incorrect. The Shasta County Fair Grounds is the Intermountain Fair Grounds in McArthur. The Shasta District Fair Grounds in Anderson is part of the State Fair System. (I am having problems with grounds being a singular place!) I have always thought that if more people realized that the fair in McArthur is the true Shasta County Fair more would attend the County Fair. It seems to be a marketing problem. Maybe you can correct it with your creative writing.

    Enjoy your writings.