Don’t Miss McCloud Heritage Day

McCloud Mercantile Photo, McCloud Heritage DayFor all of those nostolgic people…or just for those looking to take a day trip away from the greater Redding area, how about a quick trip to McCloud?  On Saturday, August 15th, downtown McCloud will come alive with a car show, train rides, mill town historical exhibits, antique logging equipment, wood carving demos, antique tractor show, arts, crafts, antiques, entertainment, a street fair and don’t forget some great food!  For more information including specific times of the activities call 530.964.3113


27th Annual Honey Bee Festival

Palo Cedro Honey Bee FestivalPalo Cedro celebrates the 27th annual Honey Bee Festival September 6th and 7th at Bishop Quinn High School. Come and shop the arts and crafts booths, enjoy the Palo Cedro Bee Keepers Booth, the children’s bee hive and other great local entertainment.

Bee sure not to miss the Bee Beard demonstrations, they are sure to amaze everyone! This event is fun for the entire family with children’s activities, shopping for mom and the Nor-Cal Antique Tractor & Engine Club has vehicles on-hand for dad…so pack up the entire family to enjoy this great festival. Oh yes, there is a pancake breakfast from 8am – 10:30am both days so arrive hungry! For more information contact (530) 547-3676 or (530) 221-7326.


Green Baby Expo

Green Baby Expo, Chico CAGreen Baby Expo, Chico CAFor families that are interested in sustaining their future, you need to visit the Green Baby Expo in Chico on Saturday, June 21, 2008.  “Green” means natural, healthy, organic, gentle and planet friendly, and there is no time like the present to begin making changes in your lifestyle. There will be fun, entertainment, education and lots of prizes.  Entrance fee is only $5 per family and that includes a FREE Chicobag filled with goodies and coupons worth over $100!  This event is sponsored by Fuzzi Bunz, Luna, Santa Cruz Organic, Chico News and Review, R.W. Knudsen, Go Moby, and Baby’s Boutique.  For more information visit


4th of July in Redding

If you will be in Redding around the 4th of July, you will be in for a great treat.  Each year progressively, the fireworks display put on by the city has outdone itself.  What is now a day-long activity of tents, chairs, family, fun and friends takes place at the Redding Convention Center along its grasses, sidewalks, roads and, basically, anywhere you can fit!  From the water’s edge of the Sacramento River to the on-ramp of Hwy 44 people will be lined up to watch the great display, eat the great food and listen to wonderful music.  Vendors will walk around peddling their wares while thousands feign off the heat long enough to enjoy the display.

Down the road at Sequioa Middle School the field will fill up with those that don’t want to walk all the way to the convention center but still want to take part in the action close by.  The Garden Tract neighborhood is flooded with cars….some residents even selling parking spots in their driveway to lucky firework watchers so they can park close-by.

On the bluff overlooking the Sacramento, near the water towers on Hilltop Drive the same scene will erupt.  As a young child this is where we watched, with gorgeous overhead views of the display and the river rushing by simultaneously. 

For one brief day in Redding, and all across the nation, we pause.  Taking a moment, only a moment in our “busy lives” to pay tribute to our country, the freedoms that it provides to us and those that have fought so valiently to provide us those freedoms. 

4th of July will be spectacular this year, as it is every year in Redding and we hope you will join us in celebration.


Redding Rodeo Week – Bank Robbed!

The Lone Stranger and his sidekick have done it again!  Year after year during rodeo week they seem to escape the authorities and rob a bank…this year it was the US Bank downtown on Pine Street.  They have taken the money and hid it somewhere in Redding…always on public property and accessible to the public. 

The public is encouraged to help ID the 2 robbers….both are always prominent Redding citizens.

Clues are given daily…The prize money starts out at $500 dollars and decreases by $100 each day until the loot’s recovered and the Stranger and Sidekick are named. Those who find the loot should take it to the Redding Chamber of Commerce at 747 Auditorium Drive. Those who guess the identities of the Lone Stranger and Sidekick should call 223-1188.

Today’s clues:

  • Lone Stranger: Get moving and catch the dastardly Lone Strangers — the robbery was real, they have left the state. One left a boot we found too late.
  • The Loot: It’s time to find the loot … put your mind in high gear … Rock of Ages — the help is near.

Liver Transplant Poker Run/Fun Run Fundraiser

B’s Liver & Life: A Benefit Fundraiser. On May 3rd, 2008 at Redding Elks 250 Elks Way, Redding, Ca. 9:00am starts Fun Run and Poker Run Cars and Motorcycles (new or old or just in between) best and worst hand, 50/50 Lunch, Dinner, about 4 Local Bands,Local Volcalist,Silent Auction, Raffles, The Shadow Box Players.

Some of the Silent Auction items Labor for 30×40 Concrete Patio value $1500.00, Driving School Gift Certificate value $225.00, 1 week stay at a beautiful Beach house in Tropical Mexico value $1000.00, Las Vegas. Living donor quilt made from squares from quilters all over the U.S. Too much to list. Come join us May 3rd to fundraise for Brian’s liver transplant fund. A day of fun. A jump house included for the kids.

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All Fired Up Family Day!

Today is an All Fired Up family day where as a family you can create and paint your own ceramic masterpiece!  Located at 1818 Churn Creek in Redding from 12pm – 5pm.  Receive one free child’s studio fee with 1 paid adult studio fee.  Call 530.226.1638 for more information. 


A Kool April Nites Car Show

So…I promised my 2-year old that she could get some “cream”, or ice cream to us that speak the entire English language.  We went toward Dairy Queen and pulled into the parking lot and immediately realized the mistake I had made!  A quick inside-the-car shot:

Redding Kool April Nites

There was a pre-Kool April Nites car show in the parking lot.  Nearly every spot was taken by gorgeous, clean, shiny classic cars…hoods up, engines sparkling.  My daughter said “cars…cars” and was in awe, as was I.  This was just a sampling of what we will see on Friday night’s cruise!


Redding Kool April Nights Event Calendar

Redding Kool (or Cool) April Nights Event Schedule: 

Friday, April 18th:

  • 6pm: Redding Drag Strip Street legal Nite Test & Tune (admission fee required)
  • 6pm – 8pm: Kool April Nights Cruise (cruising around Redding at Hilltop Drive and Churn Creek)
  • 8pm – midnight: Kool Concert featuring Papa Doo Run Run at the Mega Tent (Redding Convention Center)

Saturday, April 19th:

  • 8am – 4pm: Kool Car Show Main Event (Redding Convention Center)
  • 8pm – 12:30am: Kool Concert featuring Doubletake (Mega Tent at Convention Center)

Sunday, April 20th:

  • 8am – 1pm: Winner’s Circle, Parade of Cars and Awards Ceremony

Bodies Revealed at Turtle Bay in Redding

BODIES - The ExhibitionMost of us have heard about this wonderfully educational exhibit from friends or family in large cities…now it is finally coming to Redding’s Own Turtle Bay Museum!  Bodies Revealed is a fascinating and real look at the human body through actual human bodies.  The bodies on display have been preserved using groundbreaking technology and is designed to show exhibit-goers the actual depth of what our bodies look like under the covering of our skin. 

Turtle Bay president Michael Warren expects that when the exhibit opens May 24th it will be one of the most talked-about events ever at the museum….they are also expecting a record number of out-of-towners to come to the exhibit from hundreds of miles away.   The cost of the exhibit For non-member is $23 (ages 13 – 64), $19 (ages 4 – 12 or seniors) and for members it is $16 (ages 13 – 64), or $13 (ages 4 -12 or seniors).  Purchase at Turtle Bay or buy over the phone at (888) 225-4130.

The museum is also having Bodies Revealed Themed Events entitled “Figure Drawing Workshops” Tuesday, June 24th and Wednesday, June 25th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in which Tina Casebeer teaches the art of figure drawing in connection with Bodies Revealed.  In theguy writing two-part class, studenst will learn about gesture, shading, proportions and more.  Much of the class will be held in the Bodies Revealed exhibit hall where students will draw directly from the human figures.  Call 242-3108 to register as space will be limited.  Cost is $55 for members or $70 for non-members. 


Redding’s Cashflow Meetup

Meet other local fans of the financial board game of Cashflow 101 by Kiyosaki. The 9-5ers, self-employed, professionals, and anyone looking to increase their financial IQ are all welcome. Come learn what it takes to be financially free in todays Information Age and our crazy economic times.


Redding’s Cashflow Meetup
Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 6:00PM

We have a powerpoint presentation to go along with our game to help explain what the game is all about. We have some built in benefits that will help players along their path out of the rat race and on to the fast track. Snacks and refreshments will be provided so players can focus and mingle between turns. The real key to the game is the more you play the richer you become. We do ask players to bring a calculator if possible to help speed things up.

Shasta Family YMCA Conference Room1155 N. Court St Redding, CA 96001

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Rolling Hills Casino, Corning

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