Farmers Market, Chico: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Second and Wall streets. EBT cards accepted to use with redeemable market script for eligible food items. 893-3276. Weekly.
Chico AAUW’s celebration of local Women of Distinction: 10 a.m. The American Association of University Women will celebrate the women during a public gathering at Pleasant Valley Recreation Center, 2320 North Ave. The women to be recognized all made great contributions to the North State. They are Sarah Blackstone in education; Pat Macias in art; Tami Ritter in public service and Barbara Vlamis in environmental advocacy.
Eighth annual Chico Independent Film Festival: “Computers in Film Series.” Held at Chico Area Recreation & Park District (CARD), 545 Vallombrosa Ave. Limited seating and tickets. Purchase tickets in advance online. filmfreeway.com/CIFFCalifornia. (408) 279-9275. Also Sunday.
Chico Theater Company: 10:30 a.m. Doors. 11 a.m. Show, “AnimationChico.” 166 Eaton Rd., Suite F. Visit animationchico.com for more information. 898-5218 or the theater, 894-3282.
Blue Room Theatre: 7:30 p.m. “Let the Right One In.” Tickets $14.99. blueroomtheatre.com or tickets.vendini.com/ticket. 139 W. First St. 895-3749.
Paradise Performing Arts Center: 7-11 p.m. Big Mo and the Full Moon Band and the Revells. Food vendors, full bar and dancing in the isles. First of three benefit concerts to be held in memory of the first anniversary of the Camp Fire and to celebrate the re-birth of Paradise. Hosted by the California Gift of Music organization (non-profit which operated the post-fire Miracle City Fire Relief Center in the old Chico Toys R Us). Citizens from anywhere in the world may help by purchasing $40 tickets which will be donated to Paradise Fire refugees. Fire refugees may register at www.californiagiftofmusic.org to receive a free concert ticket. All musicians are volunteering their artist skills for free, and all proceeds after expenses will go towards rebuilding the Norton Buffalo Hall which was destroyed in the fire. Anyone may purchase tickets and attend. 777 Nunneley Rd. 872-8454.
Chico Seed Orchard: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Pedestrian gate open daily. Drive-thru gate closed weekends. One-mile self-guiding nature trail meanders through unique botanical area in Edgar Slough. Pet owners keep dogs on leash. No water, one restroom. Search for Chico Seed Orchard online for more information. 2741 Cramer Lane, Chico.
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area: Open sunrise to sunset. Public walking tours (1 1/2 hours) start at 12:30 p.m. Experts lead groups on 1/2-mile stroll to elevated viewing deck for bird’s-eye view of wildlife. Learn about wildlife adaptations, natural history, conservation efforts and how to identify wildlife. Self-guided visits also. RSVP for groups of 12 or more. Purchase entrance passes at licensed agents (sporting goods counters), by phone or online at www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Lands-Pass. 9,100 acres of protected wetlands with trails, bird-watching, fishing and hunting. Self-guided nature trails. 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. Gray Lodge naturalist office, (530) 846-7505. Also Sundays.
Blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Vitalant, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico.893-5433. Weekly.
Book sale: 9-11:30 a.m. Friends of the Library. Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave. Books, magazines, videos, CDs, audio books; children’s books 25 cents, paperbacks 25 cents. 891-2762. Weekly.
SCORE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Free face-to-face counseling for startup and existing businesses. Service Corps of Retired Executives, 1324 Mangrove Ave., Suite 114. Chico Chamber, 891-5556, to schedule appointments. www.greaterchicoarea.score.org. Monday-Saturday. Weekly.
Chico Air Museum: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aircraft, aviation and space artifacts, documents; outdoor jet and propeller driven aircraft; research library, gift shop, speaker series, events by arrangement. Aerospace history of Chico and surrounding areas. Free, but donations helpful. 165 Ryan Ave., Chico Airport. 345-6468. Appointments available for other times. www.chicoairmuseum.org. Thursday-Sunday.
Chico Library: 9-11:30 a.m. CFOL Book sale; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Chess Club (all ages); 2 p.m. Chinese; 3-5 p.m. 3D Printing and Maker Lab.1108 Sherman Ave. 891-2762.
Chico History Museum: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. “Chico Through Time” in the Patrick Gallery. “The Evolving Chinese Temple” in the Carnegie Gallery. Admission: $5 adults; $3 seniors, veterans, students, children 5 and older; free to those under age 5. 141 Salem St. 891-4336. Suggested donation $5.
Chico Creek Nature Center: 9 a.m.-Noon. Janeece Webb Living Animal Museum and Nature Play Room (interpretive center for Bidwell Park). Free admission to members; $4 adults, $2 children, students and seniors. 1968 E. Eighth St. 891-4671. Weekly.
Jacki Headley University Art Gallery: Noon-4 p.m. “To Freeze the Shifting Phantasmagoria,” investigates diverse strategies emerging in contemporary painting. Highlights work by five California artists, Emily Davis Adams, Lisa Adams, Yoon Lee, Kara Maria and Leah Rosenberg. Reveals energized proliferation of an age-old media since influenced by digital technology, history of abstraction, installation art and social and political concerns. Through Dec. 24. Free to the public. Arts and Humanities Building, Room 121, Chico State University. headleygallerycsuchico.com. 898-5864. Open Monday-Saturday.
Museum of Northern California Art (monca): 11 a.m.-5 p.m. “Reflection and Hope: A Year Remembered.” Art from juried exhibition to reflect on the first year following the Camp Fire in Paradise expressing experiences of survivors and the entire community. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, bookmaking, writing, video, performance, textiles, printmaking. Also “Bench Press: Please be Seated – Please.” Original furniture (benches) by 13 artists who work in diverse media. Range from traditional to work exploring conceptual themes. 900 The Esplanade. Admission $5; free to students with ID’s and children. www.monca.org or 487-7272. Thursdays through Sundays. Through Dec. 29.
Stonewall Alliance’s annual Fall Art Show: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. “Great Heart” with special exhibit, “Trans* Freedom Rising.” Reflects the strength, kindness, courage and wisdom of lgbt*q+ people. Art by and about transgender, 2-Spirit and nonbinary/gender non-conforming people, their lives, struggles, accomplishments and experiences. Admission $5 adults; members, students, children free. Monca, 900 The Esplanade. www.monca.org. Through Nov. 17.
Janet Turner Print Museum: Noon-4 p.m. “Third Story: Prints With Prose.” In collaboration with English professor Rob Davidson, CSU, Chico creative writing students studied prints from the Turner collection as inspiration for flash fiction. Chico State University campus, Arts & Humanities Bldg., 130; 400 W. First St. 898-4476; theturner.org. Monday-Saturday. Through Dec. 14.
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, Chico: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Hourly tours of home of John and Annie Bidwell, Chico founders. Adults $6, children $3; free to 4 and under; cash, check, credit card. 525 The Esplanade. 895-6144. 895-6144. Weekly. Saturdays, Sundays; noon-4 p.m.
Patrick Ranch, Glenwood Farm House and Country Store: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. House decorated in different theme each month; $5 tour. Country Store. Visitors Center, 10381 Midway, between Chico and Durham. 342-4359; www.patrickranchmuseum.org. Weekly.
Gateway Science Museum: Noon-5 p.m. “Before & Beyond the Moon; 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing” celebrates human and technological achievements needed to reach the moon, and envisions a future Mars landing. Lunar installation by Michelle Ott, Gateway artist in residence; Guest curation by Dave Schlom, host of “Blue Dot” on NSPR. “Albatross: Life on the Wind and Sea.” Hawaii’ artist and author Caren Loebel-Fried reveals the story of an imagined nesting Laysan Albatross through colorful block prints. Through Feb. 9, 2020. “Beauty & the Beast: California Wildflowers & Climate Change,” through fall 2019. (Investigation stations, Saturdays only 1 p.m.) Entry free to members; $7 ages 18+, $5 ages 3-17 and students with valid ID, free to ages 2 and under. 625 The Esplanade. 898-4121. www.csuchico.edu/gateway. Weekly. Through Dec.15.
Museum of Northern California Art (monca): 11 a.m.-5 p.m. “Reflection and Hope: A Year Remembered.” Art from juried exhibition to reflect on the first year following the Camp Fire in Paradise expressing experiences of survivors and the entire community. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, bookmaking, writing, video, performance, textiles, printmaking. “Bench Press: Please be Seated – Please.” Original furniture (benches) by 13 artists who work in diverse media. Range from traditional to work exploring conceptual themes. 900 The Esplanade. Admission $5; free to students with ID’s and children. www.monca.org or 487-7272. Thursdays through Sundays.
Peace vigil: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Third and Main streets. 781-4676.
Stansbury Home tours: 1-4 p.m. Built in 1883 by Dr. Oscar Stansbury. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under, free to ages 5 and younger. 307 W. Fifth St. at Salem Street. www.stansburyhome.org. Saturdays-Sundays.
Chico Library: 2 p.m. Story Tail, songs and craft for all ages; 11 a.m. Chess Club; 3 p.m. all Sats.- 3D Printing and Maker Lab. 1108 Sherman Ave. Third Saturdays.
Chico Running Club: 8 a.m. Noncompetitive, un-timed run or walk, north side parking lot, One-Mile Recreation Area, Bidwell Park. All levels. email@example.com. Weekly.
Rainbow of Kids Club: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Arc of Butte County. Patti Thomas, 891-5865 ext. 107, firstname.lastname@example.org. Weekly.
Mount Lassen Fiber Guild: 10 a.m. Promote high standards of fiber art, provide education, instruction, social time, AVL Looms, 2360 Park Ave. Visitors OK. www.mtlassenfiberguild.org. Third Saturday.
Tomodachi Bilingual Toastmasters Club: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Toastmasters club; improve communication, leadership and Japanese language skills. Open meet. Mountain Mikes Pizza, 1105 W. Fifth St. No fees. 313-5431 or email@example.com. First, third Saturdays.
Health, Emotional Support
Alcoholics Anonymous: Chico Central, 6:30 a.m., noon. 5:30, 7 p.m. 1102 Mangrove Ave., Chico; Mom’s.
Iversen Wellness & Recovery Center and Medical Clinic: 11 a.m. Gratitude; 1 p.m. Radical Self-Acceptance; 2 p.m. Guided Visualization. Computer lab open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 492 Rio Lindo Ave. Wellness, 879-3311; Med Clinic, https://nvcss.org/programs/iversen/ 879-3974.
Stonewall Alliance Center: 10 a.m.-noon. Free, confidential HIV testing. 358 E. Sixth St. Donations accepted. 893-3336; www.stonewallchico.org. Saturdays.
Narcotics Anonymous: Noon and 7 p.m. Open Chico NA meetings at 255 E. 20th St., Unit C. Other meet times, 24-hour hotline, 877-6361. Weekly.
Adult Children of Alcoholic and other Dysfunctional Families: 1:45 p.m. Open format 12-step program. Chico Peace & Justice Center, 526 Broadway. 345-9572.
Al-Anon: 6:30-8 p.m. p.m. Families and friends of alcoholics. Disability Action Center, 1161 East Ave. Chico. Weekly.
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