This Weekend Is Too Busy For Snow

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All of a sudden, I noticed that this weekend’s calendar is jam-packed with activities and entertainment. It’s crazy how much is going on in Shasta County. Here are some of the highlights:

• The film “From The Quarters to Lincoln Heights,” which documents the migration of African-Americans to work in the lumber mills during the 1920s, will be shown at 8 p.m. tonight (February 25) at Old City Hall in Redding. Contact the arts council at (530) 241-7320 to reserve your tickets.

• The second-to-last event in this year’s Frosty Fun Runs series is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday at Lake Redding Park in Redding. For $2, you get a choice of 4.3- and 2-mile runs on the Sacramento River bike path. No extra charge for the frost.

• The All About Women’s Health, Home and Hobbies Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 26, at the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson. Admission is free to the event, which is sponsored by Sorptimist International of Anderson-Cottonwood. For additional information, call 378-1906.

• Turtle Bay Exploration Park is celebrating migrant heritage during a special tribute from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 26. Bixtlan, an after-school group from Biggs Elementary School, will perform dances from Jalisco and Veracruz at 11 a.m. The Shasta County Historians, Turtle Bay’s living history performers, will present Shasta County circa 1870 at noon. At 1:30 p.m., actor and scholar Michael Oakes will perform as John Steinbeck, bringing the author’s stories of early 20th century California to life. Plus, the Shasta County Historical Society will offer information about the region’s early immigrants. All of this is in conjunction with The Migrant Project, a photo exhibition of migrant farm workers.

• The Shasta Land Trust Wildways Kickoff Party is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at Redding Senior Citizen’s Hall, just off Court Street, in Redding. Lots of local food, beer, wine and art, plus music by my homeboy Jim Dyar’s band Muletown. Tickets for the land trust fundraisers cost $30 and will be available at the door.

• The Redding Grange’s annual spaghetti and meatball dinner is scheduled for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. this Sunday at the grange hall, 4850 Cedars Street. The Sons of Italy is catering the event, which raises funds for scholarships and local charities. The cost is only $8 and you may eat at the grange hall or grab grub to travel. Call 524-0900 for details. If you go, say hello to my neighbors Doug and Diane.

shigley-mugshotPaul Shigley is senior editor of California Planning & Development Report, a frequent contributor to Planning magazine and doesn’t own a snow shovel. He lives in Centerville. Paul Shigley may be reached at pauls.anewscafe@gmail.com.

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has been a professional journalist since 1987. For 12 years, he served as editor or senior editor of California Planning & Development Report, a statewide trade publication for land use planners, real estate development professionals and attorneys. Prior to that, he worked as a reporter or editor at newspapers in Redding, Grass Valley, Napa and Calistoga. Shigley's work also has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Planning magazine, Governing magazine, California Law Week, National Speed Sport News and elsewhere. In addition, he is co-author of Guide to California Planning, a college text and reference book, and is currently working on a book for the American Planning Association about the Bay Delta and California water resources. A graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Shigley has contributed to A News Cafe since 2009. He and his wife, Dana, live in western Shasta County.
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