“Get Outta Town” is your guide to weekend events in 11 State of Jefferson counties. Experience some of the events that the North State has to offer. This week’s A News Cafe “Get Outta Town” highlight is the 2010 National Yo-Yo Contest in Chico.
Chico is host to the National Yo-Yo Contest, where winners in nine regional qualifying events converge to compete in five championship divisions:
1A – one long-spin yo-yo to perform intricate trick manipulations of both string and yo-yo; 2A – two looping yo-yo’s simulataneously in looping tricks that require quickness and timing; 3A – two long spin-yo-yo’s to perform intricate string tricks simultaneously with both yo-yos; 4A – a yo-yo that is unattached to the string but still is able to return to the hand; 5A – a weight on the string instead of attaching the string to the hand.
From the national yo-yo website: Recent yo-yo design innovation has turned the “Number One Toy of the 20th Century) into a sophisticated piece of sports equipment. Current ball-bearing performance quality yo-yos have increased the caliber of tricks performed by all players. The ease of using a ball-bearing yo-yo encourages new players to learn advanced skills faster than ever before. More players are competing in contests and enjoying the sport than any time in history. Yo-yoing has become a fresh entertaining activity for a whole new generation.
What: 2010 National Yo-Yo Contest
When: Sat, Oct. 2 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: City Plaza, Downtown Chico
For more information, visit nationalyoyo.org.
If yo-yo’s not your thing, visit the following sites for information about events in ten other North State counties:
Click here for more Butte County events.
Click here for Del Norte County events.
Click here for Glenn County Events.
Click here for Humboldt County events.
Click here for Lassen County events.
Click here for Modoc County events.
Click here for Plumas County events.
Click here for Shasta County events.
Click here for Siskiyou County events.
Click here for Tehama County events.
Click here for Trinity County events.
Adam Mankoski is a recent North State transplant who feels completely at home here. He enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your NorthState weekend events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This portrait of Adam Mankoski was created by Shasta High School students Chance Norman and Kenzi Bell.