Butte County

Every Tuesday, Oroville Rotary Club Meeting, noon-1:15, 2385 Montgomery St, Oroville

Every Wednesday, Open Mikefull, 7PM Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Dr., Paradise, Sign ups start at 6:45 for a two-song or 10-minute slot, $2, nortonbuffalohall.com

Fridays, Car Show 6-9pm, Bartel’s Giant Burger, 22355 Corning Road, Corning, Local hot rod, classic and muscle car enthusiasts gather weekly in the parking lot.

Every Thursday Night thru Sept 27, Thursday Night Market, On Broadway between 2nd and 5th Street, including side streets and the fabulous City Plaza! Features a bounty of farm-fresh produce from CDFA certified farmers, mouth-watering prepared foods from food trucks and booths, handmade, local arts and crafts, and live entertainment.

Every Friday thru Sept 7, Friday Night Concert, 7-8:30pm, City Plaza Downtown Chico, concert band applications online at www.downtownchico.com/event-friday-night-concerts_9.htm, +1.530.345.6500

May 31, Chico Chamber Summer Bash, 5:30-9:30pm, 10381 Midway,  Durham, $35, Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy! Music, food & drink, Best Exhibit Booth Contest, and of course lots of ice cream! For more information visit www.chicochamber.com

June 1, Barrels, Bites, and Bounty, 5-8pm, Check in at Oroville Chamber of Commerce, enjoy everything the bounty of downtown Oroville has to offer while sampling local beer, wine, food and shopping, vote for the “Best Barrel”, “Best Bite” and “Best Bounty” experiences from the tour. Tickets are $20 each or $30 for a VIP Pass. contact Alex Beehner  +1.530.899.0335 X2209. www.bgcnv.org/about-us/events/oroville-barrels-bites-bounty

June 23, C.A.S.T. for Kids, Lake Oroville,  event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 5-17, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the  sport of fishing.

July 13-14, Slice Of Chico, 9am-5pm, Two Official Watermelon stations! 3rd Street between Broadway and Main and 2nd Street in front of Diamond W Western Wear. Official Slice of Chico Activity Guide/Map available at watermelon stations

Lassen County

Every Monday, 6PM, Line Dancing Class, Westwood Community Center

Every Monday Susanville Weight Watchers. Lunch meeting 12-1 and evening meeting 5-6.  New meeting address is Susanville Mall. 805 Main Street In The Commuity Room

Every Tuesday, Yoga Class In Westwood, Contact Laima for times and locations, +1530.256.3383

Every Wednesday, Susanville Weight Watchers, Honey Lake Valley Grange Hall. 472-690 Theater Rd. Johnstonville, Weigh in at 5:30pm meetings at 6:00pm

Every Thursday, 5:45PM, Bingo $1 per game, 125 Birch St., Westwood

Every Saturday & Sunday Jan 6 -Apr 1, Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks, Lassen Volcanic National Park Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, +1.530.595.4480, $1 donation to cover snowshoe maintenance is appreciated. Space is limited; free tickets are available each day inside of the visitor center

May 15 &16, 22 & 23, Hunter Safety Classes, 6-8pm, Westwood Community Center

May 18-20, 9th Annual POW-WOW Susanville Indian Rancheria, Lassen County Fairgrounds, 195 Russell Avenue Susanville, Contact info2016@sir-powwow.com. online vendor applications at http://www.sir-powwow.com/vendors.html. This is a drug and alcohol free event. website: http://www.sir-powwow.com Honoring Elders and Veterans.Vendors are encouraged to apply.

Jun 1&2, Susanville Symphony Pops Concert, 473-465 Richmond rd., Susanville, 7pm Fri, 2:30pm Sat, $22

June 22-24, 9th Annual Bluegrass Festival At Lassen County Fairgrounds, 195 Russell St, Susanville, 3 Day Pass $50 BEFORE June 8, 2018 – $60 AFTER June 8, 2018, +1.530.251.8900, https://lassencountyfair.org/interim-events/bluegrass-festival/

June 30, Annual Main Cruise Classic Car Show -N- Shine, 1-6pm, Susanville Memorial Park, North St, Susanville,+1.530.257.4323. Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, vendors, beer garden, sidewalk sales.

July 4, Susanville Fireworks Show,  Lassen County Fair, 105 Russell St., Susanville, following the races after dark.

July 6, Paul Bunyan Street Dance, 8-11pm, Westwood Visitors Center, Westwood

July 8, Paul Bunyan Mountain Blues, All Day, Westwood Park, 200 Block Greenwood St, Westwood, Live Blues , logging competition, Blue Ox Bingo, vendors, great food and family fun.

July 21, Lassen County Fair Parade, 10am, MainSt, Historic Uptown Susanville, https://lassencountyfair.org/the-annual-fair-2/, +1.530.257.4323

July 18-22, Lassen County Fair, 105 Russell St., Susanville, https://lassencountyfair.org/

Plumas County

Every Wednesday, Jun 21- Sept 13,  Concert, 6pm-9pm Graeagle Mill Works, Graeagle, +1.530.836.2828

Every Thursday Jun 15 – Sept 7, Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market, 530 W. Main St., Quincy

Every Friday, Jun 1-Sep 14, Romano’s Farmer’s Market at Sierra Valley Farms, 10am-2pm, 1329 You nay Rd. A23, beckwourth, 25 vendors, www.sierravalleyfarms.com

May 19, Great American Picnic and Talent Show, Community Center, Greenville, 12 noon -6 pm, Hot Dogs & all the trimmings, Potato Salad, Ice Cream & Popcorn, Bouncy House, Horse Shoes and more.

May 19, Annual Horse Sale, Feather River College,Quincy, 9am preview, 1pm Sale, +1.530.283.0202

May 26-27, Lake Almanor Memorial Day Craft Fair, 10am, Chester Park, Chester, only handmade items, +1.530.258.2516

May 26, Indian Valley Spring Century Bike Rides, 7am, Greenville High School, 117 Grand St.,Greenville, Annual Spring Century Bike Rides, Indian Valley to Genesee around Antelope Lake, back to Greenville. $50 Adults, $25 Children pre registration price. $60 and $30 after May 1st. 2 ride levels up to 100 miles. All day event. Lunch provided. +1.530.284.6633. Register online http://indianvalleychamber.snappages.com

Jun 1-2, 29th Annual Sierra Cascade Street Rodders Show & Shine, Happy Days event Fri afternoon, 8am Sat, 204 Fairground Rd., Quincy

May 26, 4th Annual veterans’ memorial Day Golf Tournament, Mt Huff Golf Course, Indian Valley, Call +1.530.284.6300 to reserve one of only 46 spots to compete.

Jun 2, 72nd Annual Plumas County Picnic, 204 Fairground Rd., all day, Quincy

Jun 2-3, The Chester Community Chorus Spring Concert, 7pm Fri, 3pm Sat, United Methodist Church, Glenwood Dr. and Main, Chester, Free admission

Jun 2-3, Lost and Found Gravel Grinder, 45,60 & 100 mile bike rides, 8am, Lake Davis Campground, 7394 Davis Way, Portola, register online, http://www.lostandfoundbikeride.com/index-lost-and-found.htm 

Jun 9, Rib Cook-Off and Horseshoe Tournament, 10am, Taylorsville Tavern, Taylorsville

Jun 9, Plumas Arts’ 36th Anniversary Street Party, Quincy

Jun 15-16, 36th Annual Mile High 100, Almanor Recreation and Park District Office, 101 Meadowbrook Loop, Chester, Registration deadline Sat Jun 9th, Century $75, Metric $55, Half Metric $55, register online www.bikereg.com/mile-high-100, +1.530.258.2562

Jun 16, Tour de Manure, 8am, Sierraville Firehouse, 102 Main St, 42 and 62 mile loops, Sierraville, $60 before Jun 10th, $70 after, $30 for 12 and under.

Jun 23, Paws on Parade, 10am Graeagle Park, Graeagle, live music, vendors, www.highsierraanimalrescue.org, +1.530.832.4727

June 19, Concour d’Lemon Car Show 11am and Father’s Day Fly-In Breakfast 8am,rusty, dirty, dented cars, trucks, buses, and tractors new this year, vintage and oddball motorcycles, Gansner Airfield, Quincy

Jun 23, A Few Brews & A Banjo, 2pm, Chester Park, Chester, $25 presale beer tasting tickets available at Chester Plumas Bank and B & B Booksellers, 278 Main Street. Gate ticket price will be $30. www.pacal.weebly.com/brews–banjo.html, +1.530.283.3402

Jun 23, Soroptimist International Of Quincy Annual Garden Tour, 9am-2pm, Contact Tracy for details, +1.530.283.2265

Jun 26-29, 14th Annual Bailey Creek Junior Golf Camp, 11am, Ages 5-11, Bailey Creek Golf Course, 433 Durkin Dr., Lake Almanor, $110, http://baileycreek.com/?ai1ec_event=14th-annual-bailey-creek-junior-golf-camp-ages-5-11

Jun 29-Jul 1, Mohawk Valley Independence Day Celebration, Barn Dance Fri night, Fireworks, 5K & 10K Fun Run Sat, Parade Sun, Graeagle, register for run online www.plumascountyevents.com/events.htm. $25 fee for Fun Run.

July 4, Annual Cowboy Breakfast, 7am-11am, Mt Jura Museum, 4288 Cemetery St., Taylorsville, www.indianvalleychamber.snappages.com/, +1.530.284.6406

July 4, 68th Silver Buckle Rodeo, Noon, Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds, PRCA Rodeo, Food, Fun, Rodeo Queen

July 4, Lake Almanor Fireworks display over Lake Almanor, starts at dark.

July 4, 46th Annual Chester Arts & Crafts Show, 10am, Chester Park, Chester

July 4, Annual 4th of July Parade 11am and Chester Classic Run & Walk 8:30am, Collins Pine Park, 500 Main St., Chester, +1.530.816.0524.

July 5-8, High Sierra Music Festival, 204 Fairground Rd, Quincy, Multiple stages & bands,  camping, food court, vendors.  Tickets online  www.eventbrite.com/e/high-sierra-music-festival-2018-tickets-39928507240?aff=menubutton

Jul 7, 3rd Annual Lost Sierra Electric Bike Festival, 9am-5pm, 2634 County Rd A23, Beckwourth, Electric Bike races, BBQ, Music, Beer and more.+1.800.430.5094. www.chamberorganizer.com/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=271653

Jul 17-19, Pros To Go Golf Academy, adult golf camp at Graeagle Meadows Golf Course, 8:30am daily, morning instruction, lunch and 2 rounds of gold included daily. $699

Jul 21, Gold Digger Days, All Day, Greenville, vendors, music, dancing, street fair and more. +1.530.836.4135.

Jul 20-22, Joshua Fest, Christian Music Festival, multiple bands, $55 and up, 204 Fairgrounds Rd., Quincy. https://joshuafest.com/2018/

Jul 21-22, Gold Discovery Days, Plumas-Eureka State Park, 10am, +1.530.836.4135, www.plumas-eureka.org

Tehama County

Every Saturday, The Saturday Farmer’s Market by the River, +1.530.527.6220, 100 Main Street, Red Bluff

May 25, Anderson Explodes, Fireworks and Concert donation dinner and raffle, 5-7pm, dinner only tickets $15, tickets to win $10,000 are $100 each and include dinner.Shasta District Fair, 1890 Briggs St., Anderson

Jun 2, Ide’s Ferry Champion Horseshoe Pitchers Contest, 10am, William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park,  1850s style contest, authentic attire provided. Only amateurs may participate! Winner takes home a gold-filled pocket watch.+1.530.539.8599 www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=458

June 2, Chamber of Commerce Gigantic Sale, 8AM- 1PM. 660 Solano St. Corning. Many gently used items for sale including clothing, toys, books, hats, household items, home decor, and much more. For more info call 530-824-5550 or visit corningcachamber.com

Jul 3, Anderson Explodes, Fireworks and Concert, Shasta District Fairgrounds, 1890 Briggs St., Anderson, www.facebook.com/Community-for-Anderson-Explodes-697229586986965/

June 3, Tehama Field to Fork Dinner, 5:00PM-8:00PM. Burnsini Vineyards, 19535 Hammers Lane, Cottonwood. An Evening of wine and appetizers followed by a 4-course meal. Tickets are $70. For more information go to www.eventbrite.com/e/tehama-field-to-fork-dinner-at-burnsini-vineyards-tickets-45186414783?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

June 10, Anderson Moose Lodge Monte Carlo Nite, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Anderson Moose Lodge 1597 South St.  $5.00 per person paid at the door. For more info contact Jim Furrow: Lodge Treasurer 530-515-1622 Coral Furrow: 530-227-0851 Moose Lodge: 530-365-7048

June 19, Nu-Blue & The Special Consensus an evening of Bluegrass, 6:30PM-10:00PM. 333 Oak St. Red Bluff. For more info call 530-529-2787

Jul 19-22, 98th Annual Tehama District Fair, Tehama District Fairgrounds, 650 Antelope Blvd. Red Bluff, (530) 527-5920, tehamadistrictfair.com/index.htm

Shasta County

Every Friday, Pottery and Wine Friday Happy Hour, 5;30pm, Pottery making class, Shasta ClayWorks, 612 S. Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta, make two projects each week, materials and wine included. Cost is 2 for $79 so bring a friend. +1.530.925.3792.

May 12-20, Redding Rodeo week begins with the BBQ Steak Feed and Dance on the 12th. 5:30pm, Redding Rodeo Grounds, 715 Auditorium Dr., Redding. https://reddingrodeo.com/events/category/steak-feed/

May 19-20, Sundial Bridge Comic Con, 10am, 1890 Briggs Street, Anderson, $10

May 20, Modest Mouse, indie rock concert, 6pm, $45, Redding Civic Auditorium, 700 Auditorium Dr., Redding, https://www.reddingcivic.com/event/2018/modest-mouse

May 22, Weird Al Yankovic, 8pm, Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St, Redding, $42 and up, https://cascadetheatre.org/Online/default.asp

May 26, McCloud Mushroom Festival, 10am, Main St. McCloud,  live music, mushroom vendors, wine tasting, mushroom, delicacies, cooking demonstrations, seminars and educational booths on mushroom harvesting.

May 26-27, 54th Annual, Whiskeytown Memorial Regatta, thrilling sailboat racing. More info and to enter http://whiskeytownsailing.org

Jun 1, Josh Turner, Redding Civic Auditorium, 6pm, 700 Auditorium Dr., Redding, $38-$48, www.reddingcivic.com/event/2018/josh-turner

Jun 4, Jackie Evancho, Redding Civic Auditorium, 7pm, 700 Auditorium Dr., Redding, $45-$65 www.reddingcivic.com/event/2018/jackie-evancho

Jun 3, 47th Annual McCloud Flea Market, 8am-4pm 303 Main St. McCloud, over 100 booths and vendors, clothes, antiques, crafts, art furniture, food music and more. http://www.mccloudchamber.com/mccloud-events//annual-flea-market-wy564, +1.530.964.3113

Jun 8, 46th Redding Annual ProAm Invitational, Riverview Golf & Country Club, 4200 Bechelli Lane, Redding, 530-941-2423, http://reddingproam.com

June 10, 12th Annual Taste Of Redding, Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave., Redding, celebrate local food, spirits and entertainment. $30-$75. Tickets online https://tasteofredding.org/tickets/

Jun 14, Granger Smith with earl Dibbles Jr., Redding Civic Auditorium, 6pm, 700 Auditorium Dr., Redding, $28-$35, https://www.reddingcivic.com/event/2018/granger-smith

Jun 14-Jul 1, Next To Normal, 7pm, Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding, $20, Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, http://www.visitredding.com/eventdetail/3191/next-to-normal

Jun 15-16,22-23 Hair The Musical, 2pm & 7pm, Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St, Redding, $20-28

Jun 20-23, Shasta District Fair, 1890 Briggs St., Anderson, Tyzen Master Hypnotist, Louie Foxx One man Side Show, rides, food circus corner and more.

Jun 23-24, Summer Smash Paddle Battle Pickleball Tournament, Enterprise Park, 4000 Victor Ave., Redding, $50, www.cityofredding.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation/special-events

Jul 1, Burney Basin Days, Main St. Burney, Fireworks, Parade, Bed Races, Craft Fair, Deep Pit BBQ, Chuckwagon Breakfast, Horseshoe Tournament, Ice Cream Social, Friday Night Social, +1.530.335.2111

Jul 4, Freedom Festival, Redding Civic Auditorium, 6pm, 700 Auditorium Dr., Redding, Free

Jul 4, 8:30am, Mountain Runners Fun Run Walk 4th of July Event, $25-$35, Downtown Mt. Shasta, Castle Street and N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt. Shasta, no dogs, www.mtshastarunners.com/events/2-mile-fun-walk.htm

Jul 27-29, 71st Annual Lumberjack Fiesta, 6pm Friday – 6pm Sunday,  Main St., McCloud, music, water slides, vendors,  softball, food, ice cold beer,530-964-2718, www.mccloudchamber.com/mccloud-events              continued next page

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Chico’s Thursday Night Market

By Melissa Wynn

Every Thursday since 1997 locals and visitors alike have wandered downtown Chico on Broadway between 2nd and 5th Streets enjoying the Thursday Night Market. More than just a CDFA certified farmer’s market this Chico staple offers everything from farm fresh produce and local products to top notch entertainment and free bicycle valet services. Over 100 vendors fill the City Plaza and spill out along the side streets on Thursdays from early April to late September.

Nearby shops and restaurants also participate offering extended hours and Thursday night specials to market patrons.

The kids are sure to have a ball at the Imagination Playground with Periwinkle the Clown on hand to tie balloon animals and fill their evening with laughter. Bounce houses offer a chance for them to burn off energy.

Local talents from endless genres like music, art and dancing are showcased weekly so keep coming back to see what is new. One week you might find yourself dancing to a rock and roll rhythm and the next standing still in awe as you watch acrobats twist and twirl themselves and each other through the air. Every week is a whole new game.

New vendors are always welcome and applications are available online at www.downtownchico.com/event-thursday-night-market_16.htm. Whether you are a food grower, a non- grower vendor or a performer there is an easy application for you. Join the crowd and share what you do. Booth spaces are generally 10 x 10 and vendors needing two spaces will simply pay double and rent two spaces. Growers will pay a one-time $50 application fee and can choose from three pay options for their booth, $40 for one week, $144 for four consecutive weeks or $832 for the full season. These same prices apply to non-food vendors that are non-profit/political or Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA) Members. Vendors offering arts and crafts handmade by the vendor can expect to pay $45 one week/ $162 four consecutive weeks and $936 full season. General retail and processed food vendors pay $55 week /$198 four week and $1144 full season.  Prepared foods and corporate vendors round out the categories and pay $70 week/ $252 four weeks and $1456 full season.

Whether you come to buy, sell or just to wander and take it all in, we hope to see you at Chico’s Thursday Night Market.