News in Shasta County


The second Cesar Chavez Day drive-thru donation drop for farm workers will take place in Redding on Sunday, March 27. The event will be held at 373 Park Marina Circle from 1-3 p.m.

Event sponsors include SEIU 2015, Redding Rancheria, Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect and others.

Dancers from the Tehama County Danza Mexica Tonanzin group perform Sunday, March 28, 2021 in Redding to honor Cesar Chavez at a drive-in fundraising event to benefit farmworkers.

More than $3,000 was raised at last year’s event, which distributed truckloads of food, clothing, PPE and other items to farm workers and their families.

Necessary items include:

  • Beanies, caps, bandanas, hoodies, gloves, socks, hygiene products
  • Water containers, lunch bags, masks
  • Soccer balls, games, children’s books in Spanish
  • Rice, beans, sticky rice, flour, sugar, masa, canned tuna, fruit, cactus, tomato paste

All drive-thru donors will be entered into a free raffle. Organizers said they were looking for one to three prizes for winners.

Donations are tax deductible (tax identification number 68-03400). Checks should be made payable to Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect-SCCAR and include César Chávez in the memo line.

For more information, call SEIU 2015 at 530-900-2335.

— Michele Chandler

Redding Rodeo tickets on sale

Friday March 11

Tickets are available for purchase for Redding’s 74th Annual Rodeo which runs May 18-21.

Ticket prices start at $20 and can be purchased at For more ticket information, email [email protected]

According to the Redding Rodeo Association.

Rodeo week will begin with a steak dinner and dance on May 14. The YOLO Jackpot Barrel free run will take place on May 17.

Redding Rodeo is a PRCA-sanctioned event and one of 50 rodeos across the United States that qualify for the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas at the end of the year, according to the rodeo association.

Doggie Dash takes off next week

Friday March 11

Haven Humane Society is hosting its sixth annual Doggie Dash on March 19.

This family walk/run offers five and ten kilometer runs along the Sacramento River Trail in Redding. Both start at the Sundial Bridge in Turtle Bay, 840 Sundial Bridge Drive in Redding. The race is certified, so riders can count it towards their qualifying time.

Registration is 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Start time is 9:15 a.m. Dogs on a leash are welcome.

The cost to walk or run is $25 for the 5 km, $40 for the 10 km. Children 9 and under can participate for free.

Proceeds benefit Haven Humane Society’s work with stray animals and pet adoptions.

For more information, call 530-241-5262 or visit

—Jessica Skropanic

‘Steel Magnolias’ opens at the Riverfront Playhouse

Friday March 11

Riverfront Playhouse presents “Steel Magnolias,” opening at 7 p.m. Fridays at the theater, 1950 California St. in Redding.

First presented 30 years ago, this comedy drama tells the story of the death of playwright Robert Harling’s sister. The play depicts strong female characters and their lives over a three-year period.

Performances continue every weekend until March 26.

The production of

Tickets are $25, matinees $20.

To purchase tickets or for more information, go to or call 530-221-1028. Tickets are also on sale at the door before the sessions.

—Jessica Skropanic

Symphony gives two concerts for young people this week

Friday March 11

The North State Symphony performs two family concerts on Sunday at the Cascade Theater in Redding: one for children, one for young people.

The program, designed to engage people of all ages, includes Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” the symphonic fairy tale in which orchestral instruments represent different characters. Also on the program, Haydn’s whimsical “Toy Symphony” and Young Artist Audition winners perform a variety of colorful works by Mozart.

The young children’s concert begins at 9:15 a.m. The young children’s concert begins at 11 a.m.

Admission is $5 at the door.

For more information, call 530-243-8877 or visit the Cascade Theater box office at 1733 Market St. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

—Jessica Skropanic

Shasta College plays dark comedy with a pop culture twist

Friday March 11

Shasta College’s drama program presents Anne Washburn’s “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” – an imaginative black comedy set a century from now.

After an apocalyptic event collapses the power grid, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode “Cape Feare” from memory. Seven years later, this and other pop culture snippets become the live theatrical entertainment of an emerging society trying to cling to its past.

Shasta College Drama Program Spring Play - Anne Washburn's

Performances will be held through March 13 at the Shasta College Theater on the main campus, 11555 Old Oregon Trail in Redding.

Tickets are $13 for general admission, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with valid ID. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, go to

—Jessica Skropanic

PAS Virtual Concert Features Four Redding Musicians

Friday March 11

Redding’s Performing Arts Society is planning a live concert with Quartetto Giocoso from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11 online at

This spring chamber concert includes works for string quartet by Ravel, Mozart and Haydn.

Quartetto Giocoso includes four of Redding’s music teachers: Janetta DeMott, Katherine Conway, LiYuan Ho and Anthoni Polcari.

Free entry. PAS is accepting donations at

For more information, call 530-691-1920 or email [email protected]

—Jessica Skropanic

Turtle Bay hosts Egyptian ‘boy king’ exhibit

Friday March 11

This spring, Turtle Bay Exploration Park is hosting an exhibit of reproduction artifacts from King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park hosts an exhibit of reproduction artifacts from King Tutankhamun's tomb.

‘Tutankhamun: Treasures from the Pharaoh’s Tomb’ includes reproductions of Egyptian treasures buried with the famous little king and information about his life and burial in the 18th Dynasty.

Admission is included in the park admission price and is free for museum members.

For more information, visit or call 530-243-8850.

—Jessica Skropanic

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