Art Walk in Red Bluff

Art Walk in Red Bluff, CAStroll the streets of downtown Red Bluff to enjoy Tehama County Arts Council’s 6th annual Art Walk.  Participating businesses and venues exhibit the creations of local artists and host receptions in their honor.  All ages are welcome, event takes place from 5pm – 9pm on November 7th and 8th.  For more information call 530.524.1327


Pre-School Art Classes

Artist Troy Hawkins will lead children through fun, art-filled 4-week sessions. Each session will teach a different art medium and incorporate a children’s book. Students will explore and practice using the materials. In the last class, students will complete and present the final project. Please have you child wear play clothes. Ages 4 and 5.   Hawkman Studios Website

Location: Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding

Fee: $30 for 4 classes plus $12 supply fee paid to the instructor at first class


Fridays 9/5-9/26 – Monster Collage/Painting

Book: Go Away Big Green Monster

Author: Ed Emberley

Time: 9:30 am-10:30am


Fridays 9/5-9/26 – Crazy Self-Portrait

Book: A Bad Case of Stripes

Author: David Shannon

Time: 11:30 am-12:30pm


Fridays 10/10-10/31 – Wild Things Mask

Book: Where the Wild Things Are

Author: Maurice Sendak

Time: 9:30 am-10:30am


Fridays 10/10-10/31 – Charlie Brown Halloween Decoration

Book: It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Author: Charles Schultz

Time: 11:30 am-12:30am


Fridays 11/3-11/21 – Turkey-Collage/Painting

Book: Thanksgiving Day

Author: Anne F. Rockwell

Time: 9:30 am-10:30am


Fridays 11/3-11/21 – Tail Feather


Book: Thanksgiving Is…

Author: Gail Gibbons

Time: 11:30 am-12:30am


Shasta Lake Water Levels Expose History!

Shasta Lake Historically Low!If you are an adventurer or a “relic-hunter” there is a great opportunity awaiting you at Shasta Lake!  With the lake levels historically low you can view history that won’t be available for viewing after winter hits and rains start to fill the lake back up. has a great article about what’s been “uncovered” from the historically low water levels we are currently experiencing…but why not take a family trip out there and see for yourself???


Hiking and Walking Trails and Groups around Redding/Shasta

Shasta TrailsAre you into walking or hiking and looking for information on Shasta County and Redding trails?  Well thanks to here is some great information about all of the Shasta County trail systems including photos, maps and general data on local hiking, biking and walking trails.


Redding’s Trail Systems

Sacramento River Trail

Sacramento River Rail Trail

Westside/Mary Lake Trails

Blue Gravel Mine/Canyon Creek Trails

Lema Ranch Trails

Sacramento River Historic Sites

Hornbeck Trail

Don’t forget to visit for more great recreation information about our area!








Johnny’s Cathouse in Redding – Local Brews?

So I was searching around the web tonight and always stumble somewhere new…tonight it was  where Shawn Sease from the brewery was discussing Johnny’s (the new bar in downtown Redding).  If you’ve been to our blog before, you know that we know the owner and are excited for him in his new venture.  Well Shawn made a great post about the beers that are served at Johnny’s, including one of their own local brews, North Star IPA.  Shawn describes their local brew as “very well balanced, light malt character, perfect amount of bitterness, but the aroma WHOA – hop oil fantasy”. 

I think its wonderful that Johnny’s is supporting the local brewery and so our hat is off to him.  So, stop by and have a glass of North Star IPA and, if that is not your thing, they do have a full bar as well as 18 other beers and let them know that the Cronics (oh and our blog, BloggingRedding of course) sent you and let us know how you like it!


Shasta County Golden Shoes – The Search starts Monday!

 Healthy Shasta

What: Find a Healthy Shasta Golden Shoes to win a prize worth $200 or more!

When: Golden Shoes will be hidden between September 15th and October 4th

Clues: All shoes are hidden in Shasta County in locations that support physical activity or healthy eating.


  • Reach for Saturn and you just might slide into a Golden Shoe.
  • In a magic house, where willow makes the walls, peek inside the doors and make yourself real tall.
  • If it gets too “baummy” along the Pacific Crest, take a dip in crystal clear waters and gaze skyward to find a Golden Shoe near an eagle’s nest.
  • Follow the map to find the gold. Bite into the fruit. You will be sold.
  • Land a 720 at a park down South.
  • Enjoy the terrific taste of Tuesdays with local farmers.
  • Just off the boulevard, “engle” your way for a nutritious good time and center your attention around the greens.
  • Use your “energy” to explore a new trail starting near a famous Shasta landmark…before the second bridge.
  • Gold flowers, gold food, Gold Shoes, you never know what you will find on a Saturday morning.
  • Take a walk between the river and “sunset,” cross many bridges and keep your eyes on the stumps.

Win! Each shoe comes with a prize worth $200 or more! Prizes include:

  • 1-year YMCA Family Membership!
  • $300 towards a bicycle(s) of your choice at a local bike shop donated by Mercy Medical Center!
  • $200 Sports Scholarship to use towards karate, gymnastics, basketball registration or another physical activity class/program you enjoy donated by Redding Rancheria!
  • $200 Sports Scholarship to use towards swimming lessons, dance classes, soccer registration or another physical activity class/program you enjoy donated by the 20/30 Club!
  • $200 Fleet Feet Sports gift certificate!
  • $200 gift certificate to Sunset Market grocery store!
  • Water Fun package, including a 2009 Redding Aquatics Center Family Pass!
  • $200 Redding Certified Farmers Market gift certificate donated by Simpson University!
  • $200 Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm gift certificate for fresh produce deliveries to your home or office donated by Slow Food!
  • 6-month Curves Membership!

For more information visit the Healthy Shasta website at


Walk This Way at Turtle Bay

Have you been to Turtle Bay yet? Here is a great opportunity if you haven’t wanted to pay the admission fee and if you want to celebrate a healthy lifestyle at the same time! Healthy Shasta’s 3rd Annual Walk This Way at Turtle Bay – a FREE family event – will be Saturday, October 4th from 9 am to 1 pm. Enjoy free admission to Turtle Bay, live entertainment, including a jump rope and comedy show, healthy cooking demos, children’s activities, sports exhibitions, health screenings, a family fun walk (with free t-shirts for kids while supplies last) and all Turtle Bay Exploration Park has to offer!

For more information on the Walk This Way at Turtle Bay day visit Healthy Shasta’s website,


Awesome Camping/Fishing close to Redding

Last weekend we went to Hat Creek Campground. It was so much fun! The creek is reguarly stocked with German Brown Trout–you can see them just swaying in the creek waiting to be caught. Great elevation, easy access to the creek–no posion oak to forge through. The campsite is set up so you’re close to the creek, but nobody is actually on the creek- allowing full acess for fishing. Only $16 a night to camp, well manitained campground. Flush toliets :) We will definalty do it again! If you like to fish and actually catch fish- it’s well worth the quick drive!
Sommer Mouser is a Mortgage Lender in Redding with Bank of America



Search all Redding Repo/REO Listings!

We’ve created a page on the blog that allows you to search all of the Redding and Shasta County bank-owned (REO) properties and reposessions (REPO’s).  These properties have all already gone back to the banks at the courthouse steps and have actually been listed in the Shasta MLS with a brokerage. 

Click here to search all REPO’s in the Shasta MLS!


Shasta County Playgrounds

First 5 Shasta (available at ) has recently published a great tool for us mothers out there that are looking for something to do with the kids.  This is a map featuring all playgrounds in Shasta County with playground equipment designed for young children under the age of 5.  The playgrounds are funded by First 5 Shasta and feature this age-apropriate equipment and a safe place for young children to explore and develop skills.  Go play and explore and let us know if you find a playground you especially enjoy visiting with your child!

View the map here!