Yuba City


Join culinary experts for an “Eat Well, Live Well” plant-based cooking class Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m. at Yuba City Community Adventist Church’s fellowship hall. Come and learn how to make delicious, easy, and nutritious meals.   


Eat Well, Live Well cooking demonstrations will include food samples and a raffle for a free meal.  Sunday’s class will focus on Casseroles such as "cheesy potatoes."  There is no cost to attend; register by calling Heidi at 517-630-1765 to reserve a seat and to receive an extra entry into the raffle.


The Yuba City Community Adventist Church is located at 1460 Richland Road. Please call 530.673.3754 for more information.

  Marysville, CA.


Veridian String Quartet(l-r) Rebekah Hood-Sava, Randy Fisher, Helen Graham, Kate Capra.The Veridian String Quartet has begun its 2019-2020 concert season and its tenth year of bringing high quality classical and classically inspired music to Yuba-Sutter.  The Veridian String Quartet is a professional ensemble created to bring together the high-level musicians that perform in the region with the aim of strengthening local cultural life.


The next concerts of the new season are titled “Popcorn Pops: Family Fun in Spirited Costumes” and costumes are encouraged.  These two identical concerts will be held on Saturday, October 26 at 10am at the Yuba County Library, 303 2nd Street in Marysville and again on Sunday, October 27 at 4pm at the Sutter County Library, 750 Forbes Avenue, Yuba City. These concerts are free to the public and are sponsored in part by the Yuba County Friends of the Packard Library and the Sutter County Friends of the Library.  A free will offering will be requested, but there is no obligation to pay.  


The program will include Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Black Magic Woman” by Santana and “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.  Selections from “Frozen,” “Wicked,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Jaws” and “Hamilton” will also be featured.


The Veridian String Quartet is proud to be collaborating with other local arts and culture organizations in addition to Yuba Sutter Arts.  


“This season, we wanted to extend our reach into the community by offering concerts in non-traditional locations,” said David Read, Veridian Symphony Orchestra Board Member. “Following these library performances, we’ll have concerts later this season at the Sutter County Museum as well as the Burrows Theater at Yuba Sutter Arts and the Sutter Theater in Yuba City,” he added. 


On January 26th, Veridian will present its always popular “Rock this Way: Our Annual Rock Out on Covers” at Yuba Sutter Arts and then on March 1st, the Quartet will present “String Jam 63: Jazz for Harp and String Quartet” at the Sutter County Museum. The final concert of the season will be presented at the Sutter Theater on May 3rd - “Soar into Spring: With the Classics” - along with a performance of the winning entry from the annual composition competition.


The musicians for this season include Helen Graham on violin.  Helen is President of the Yuba Sutter Youth Symphony Board of Directors and serves on the Veridian Symphony Orchestra Board.   Rebekah Hood-Sava, cellist, has performed with orchestras throughout the country and currently teaches at Yuba College and Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts.  Randy Fisher, Violin, has played in symphonies and quartets across the county and internationally.  Kate Capra on viola is the newest member of the Veridian String Quartet and plays in a variety of ensembles as well as teaching young musicians. Tickets are available at Yuba Sutter Arts and Pete's Music Center as well as at http://veridiansymphony.org/tickets/. Incentives are available for season ticket purchasers.


Come support live music in the community and hear some great and very gifted local musicians.


Marysville, Ca.


A long-standing holiday tradition, the 69th annual Marysville Christmas Parade will return to the streets of downtown Marysville on Saturday, December 7th at 5:00 p.m.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Nautical or Nice” a beachy boat parade of lights through historic Marysville.


The parade will begin at 6th & D Streets heading south to 2nd & D Streets, then turn eastbound on 2nd Street, then turn northbound onto C Street and ending at 5th & C Streets. 


Parade applications are available at the City of Marysville’s website: www.marysville.ca.us.  Entry fees are $25 for non-profit organizations and $50 for commercial businesses and organizations that aren’t non-profits.


Santa Claus will greet kids following the parade at 3rd & D Street where the tree lighting will take place immediately upon Santa’s arrival. Christmas carols will be performed by singing groups and vendors will be selling food, drinks and other items in the park.  Sponsorship opportunities to support this holiday tradition are currently available with a closing date of November 15th


For more information, call Sapphire Marketing Group at (530) 763-5402 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Loma Rica, CA


Presented by the Foothill Lions of Loma Rica. Bring your children on October 31st to the club for a safe and fun Trick or Treat experience. Open to ages 12 and under.


Decorate your car/pickup or pop up and join us at our Annual trick or Treat Street. Call Lion Jean Marie at 530-713-3162 for more info and/or to reserve your space. The fun goes from 6:30 to 7:30 or until the candy is gone, rain or shine. Free hot dogs for the kids.


If you wish to participate please be in place by 6 p.m. If you wish to bring your kids for Trick or Treating "Foothills Style", we'll see you there.

Yuba City, CA

The 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run will begin Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Gauche Aquatic Park

Wilbur & C Street, Yuba City, CA

The walk will traverse the Feather River levee, this year on the Yuba City side due to construction of the new 5th Street Bridge. The race will begin and end at Gauche Park on C Street in Yuba City.

New this year, the course will take you under the new 5th Street Bridge, entering onto the levee at the east end of B Street.

Last year's event drew 250 runners/walkers and netted over $11,000!

Add to the festivities by wearing a costume! Prizes awarded in three different age categories!

Awards ceremony for costume contest and running awards starts at 10:25 a.m.

Adults: $25, Military:  $15, Students (6-17): $15 , Children 5 and under free, Team (4 or more adults): $20 each. Fee increases by $5 per entrant after October 18.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. 10K Start Time: 9:00 a.m. 5K Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

he registration fees include chip timing and a t-shirt (guaranteed with registration by 10/18/19).

Chip-timed participants are eligible for medals in 10 divisional categories for first, second and third place. All children newborn through 5 will receive a custom trick or treat bag courtesy of the Sutter County Children and Families Commission.


Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded for best!


A nutritious continental breakfast will be provided after the run courtesy of Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley.


Funds received from the 2019 Live United-Run United, Spooktacular River Run benefit the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way's 27 non-profit Partner Agencies as well as providing funds for our 2020 Community Impact Programs, which last year granted funds to address the needs of Healthier Children and the Homeless Population.


All told, you will be touching the lives of more than 15,500 people monthly.

Time to Get into Character for A Bit of Local Zombie Fun


Marysville, Ca.


Zombie Walk 2018 Kids Contest

Do you love Halloween and all the costumes and make-up but wish you could stretch the holiday out a bit?  If so, then please join Rockabetty’s Hair Parlor and Yuba Sutter Arts for the second annual local Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 26th from 11am to 6pm.  It will be a great warm up for Halloween just a few days later.




Once again, you will be able to enjoy this great addition to the Halloween season and this time the event is being held in Yuba City at Rockabetty’s.  The address is 561 Second Street. Admission is free and it is open to the public.


You can get a full zombie makeover, visit the zombie costume closet, get lost in the hay maze and play in the kids’ zone. Potato Potato will be on hand to provide you with their delicious loaded tater tots.  The Twin Cities Dancers will also be on hand in full zombie attire and makeup and will dance to “Thriller” throughout the day.


There will be a costume and make-up contest with prizes for best dressed zombie King, Queen, Prince and Princess so come ready to win! Winners will be announced at 3:00pm.  Then, the winners will lead the “zombie walk” through Yuba City along 2nd Street and finish up back at Rockabetty’s.


A zombie walk is simply an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Participants meet, fine tune their costumes and makeup and then make their way around the community in an orderly fashion.  Zombie walks can be organized simply for entertainment or with a purpose, such as setting a world record or promoting a charitable cause.  Originating in North America during the 2000s, zombie walks occur throughout the world.


Here are a few tips for making this a great event.  Ham it up!  You’re wearing fake blood and ripped up clothes and walking around moaning in public.  Doing that louder will not be any more embarrassing.


Walk like a zombie. This is not a speed-walking event.  Zombies lurch, crawl, limp, slither, etc.  Stay in character. Zombies don’t have conversations with their friends. They’re dead, they’re all messed up.  Have fun.  Come up with a theme and stay in character as much as possible.  It’s a celebration of a great time of year.  Moan like you mean it!


Come out for a fun, Fall, family event. For additional information, contact Kelsey 530-210-8379 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Marysville, Ca.


Kids come dressed in your Halloween costumes for a safe and free trick or treat. On Sunday October 27th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marysville Elks Lodge parking lot 920 D. Street, Marysville.

            At Books & More we will be getting some book sets together that could be given as Christmas gifts. What better gift than a full set of Louis L'Amour's Sackett series? We are putting several other sets together, too. When you start gift shopping, consider the various consignment items. Cathy Traynor has some beautiful mugs at the store. These Arctic mugs are guaranteed to keep liquids hot or cold for a long time. Cathy has inscribed each mug with an original design, so check them out. Tie dye makes a good gift, there are original art works and many other interesting items to choose from.


            Remember that Books & More will be closed for its annual vacation from Oct. 23 to Nov. 6. Yvonne will take a couple of weeks visiting with her long-time friend from Ohio. They will spend a few days in Ventura enjoying the beach and then see Mickie for a lunch date on the way home.


            On October 23 Yuba Feather Historical Association will have annual election of board members. There will be a potluck starting at 6 pm so come join the fun. Eat with friends and neighbors and get involved.


            Thanks to all who attended or helped out at our hot dog lunch on Oct. 5. Bookstore Boosters helped add to the monies at the store and Next Step sold brownies and ice cream. Weather cooperated, no power outage, all went well.


            Look Back in Time – In 1924 Chauncey Bean brought his cattle down from the mountains so they could feed on valley grasses (now we use trucks).


            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon.    Christine and Yvonne

Yuba City, Ca.


A little work by many hands is needed in order to accomplish the incredible task of bagging over 20,000 meals for the needy overseas during our Mobile Pack at our facility at 3101 Colusa Highway..  Interested participants for the mobile pack can pre-register through the link provided on www.fumcyubacity.com or register day of event starting at 12:15pm.  Do not miss this opportunity to touch lives overseas without the stress of travelling.


Over 40% of these meals are distributed to school feeding programs around the world. Those meals encourage school attendance and help put these children and their families on a path out of poverty.  Every participant will help make sure these children get the nutritious meals they need to grow and succeed.

Those 5 yrs and up may participate in the Mobile Pack. Those under 5 years old will have supervised activities (Legos, coloring, etc) to do in the same room as the packing. Those who cannot stand will be accommodated. Last year we had participants ranging in age from 5 to 95!


Donations can be given directly to Rise Against Hunger through the above a link found on our website, www.fumcyubacity.com: $17 funds over 50 meals and $34 funds over 100 meals.  If you have a heart to donate, please do so by October 1st which is the deadline to buy supplies to package during this event.


For more information about the above event, please call 673-5858 and ask for April.  Our office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 4pm; and Friday, 9am to 12pm.


Sunday, October 27th

Lunch (provided at no cost) and Mobile Pack Registration/Check in begins at 12:15pm

Mobile Pack – 1pm to 3pm

Yuba-Sutter Counties, Ca 


Yuba and Sutter County residents can now request a coupon for the free drop-off of up to 20 residentially-generated passenger car and light truck tires per household (for rims up to 20 inches in diameter). This program is for residential use only – no businesses – and tires do not need to be removed from the rims.

Coupons will be issued on a first come first served basis while supplies last. Coupons will expire 30 days from the date of issue and a valid coupon must be presented when the waste tires are delivered to the drop-off location.


For more information or to request a coupon, call Regional Waste Management Authority weekdays between 8:00 a.m.  and 12:00 noon and 1:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. at (530) 634-6890. Be prepared when you call to provide the number of tires that you have for disposal. If hauling more than 9 tires at one time, the Local Law Enforcement Agency conditions on the reverse side of the coupon must be completed.


This program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

Yuba City, Ca.


theatreNovember brings beautiful glass/metal pieces by JAN  FRINK and vibrant acrylic paintings by WALT  ZUKAS into The Theater Art Gallery in Yuba City. The Artist Reception is Thursday, November 7, from 5 - 7 pm. This event is free with complimentary refreshments. The art show and sale continues through November 30. Come and chat with the artists as you enjoy the artwork they created. The reception coincides with the Downtown Business Association’s First Thursday Stroll. The gallery is located next to the Sutter Theater at 756 Plumas Street, downtown Yuba City. Hours: Thurs - Sat, 12 to 5 pm. Wed by appointment. Call 908-5704 or 329-1733. Visit us at https://www.suttertheater.org/the-theater-gallery/ or on Facebook.



Believing that there is an artist waiting to emerge in all of us, JAN  FRINK began learning to fuse glass twelve years ago by taking weekly classes with Suzanne Gerttula in her studio in Woodland, CA. It sparked such a passion in her that Jan bought herself a kiln, set up her own studio, and started experimenting. She became more skillful by taking classes from Brian Helgerson at Sundance Art in Paradise, CA, where she learned about using recycled materials--bottles, windows, and waste glass from a glass blower. Next, she learned to weld metal from instructor Gina Rossi. At first she wanted to weld metal stands for her glasswork, but later on she began making glass for her metal sculptures. Jan is a glass artist, metal sculptor, yoga teacher, wife and mother of three who lives in Sutter, CA, with her husband and their dog and cat.


Self-taught landscape painter, WALT  ZUKAS, is an outdoorsman and enthusiastic fly fisherman. He began painting eighteen years ago using acrylic paints which dry more quickly and are more forgiving than oils. Walt’s wife, Judy, an art teacher for 38 years, was instrumental in teaching him painting techniques. Inspired to paint places he has visited--Alaska, Hawaii, the South and Midwest, and the East Coast--he says that his work reminds him of the wonderful adventures he had there. In painting, Walt is partial to sunrises and sunsets and using autumn colors. He also began wood and soapstone carving, and one of his wood-carved fish graces the wall of Point Comfort Lodge in Oregon.


The Theater Art Gallery is open every week, Thursday through Saturday, from noon to 5:00 pm, and Wednesday by appointment. Call 908-5704 or 329-1733. Proceeds from The Theater Art Gallery benefit the Sutter Performing Arts Association’s effort to renovate the Sutter Theater, turning it into a viable community center. 


For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.suttertheater.org/the-theater-gallery/, or visit us on Facebook.


By Stephen Frank

We know that Guv Brown, Guv Newsom and the Sacramento Politburo wants to take away your gun and your car.  Newsom signed 15 bills to limit your Second Amendment rights.  The Democrats have made the cost of gas in California 50.5% higher than the national average—cares are to be for the rich and elite—the rest of us can walk, bike or use unreliable, dirty government transportation.  Now, for the past several years that have given massive tax credit s and incentives for people to buy electric vehicles.  Now we know why.

We are starting a period of time when electricity will be as reliable in Chico as it is in Cuba.  The goal is to force people to rely on government.  After you make your massive investment I n an electric car, government is forcing the utilities to shut down, for days at a time—meaning your electric vehicle is best used as a door stop.  

Only the rich will be able to own both an electric vehicle and a gas fueled car.  Buy an electric vehicle at your own risk—realize there is no guarantee you will be able to charge your car!  Angry yet?

Marysville, Ca.


The Xi Sigma Omicron Chapter X4506 of Beta Sigma Phi will hold their

40th Annual Craft and Gift Auction on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at

the Marysville Art Club ,420 10th Street, Marysville beginning at 6:00 pm.

We will be serving our delicious Appetizers and desserts.


Preview will be at 6:00 pm and Live Auction starts at 6:30 pm with

Tony Walton as our auctioneer. Items to include many Christmas Crafts and

Baked Goods and other Fun Items.


Beta Sigma Phi has been in existent since 1913 and Chapter X4506  a  local group of ladies  since 1974.

The pubic is cordially invited to attend our fund raiser. This Annual Craft and Gift Auction allows us to make contributions to  our local Special Olympics and Hands of Hope and to the following  State Charities: Cystic Fibrosis, Northern California Lupus,  Scleroderma Foundation and Beta Sigma Phi Kidney research at Stanford.


We hope you will join us for fun fellowship, delish food on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Marysville Art Club

Marysville, Ca.


Yuba Sutter Arts is especially proud of its many Arts in Education programs.  The school year is well underway, and we are ready to send teaching artists into local classrooms to talk about two of our premier programs; Poetry Out Loud and the Scholastic Writing Awards.


Poetry Out Loud Competition at Yuba Sutter Arts 2019

Each year at about this time, we ask for the support of educators and administrators in promoting these programs to their students. First up is the Scholastic Writing Awards program. This is our third year as the northern California affiliate for the program which continues to grow at an exciting rate in terms of student engagement and submissions. The art awards portion of the program is administered by the Sutter County Museum.  This is an open call for creative writing and there are many writing categories available to students including poetry, short story, critical essay, journalism, science fiction and others. The deadline for submissions is January 9, 2020. More information is available at artandwriting.org. Yuba Sutter Arts can help with getting student work entered into the online system for judging. It will host the regional awards ceremony in its theater in February of 2020.


Scholastic Art Writing Awards Ceremony


The second program with a deadline of next February is Poetry Out Loud. Yuba Sutter Arts is in our 11th year of sponsoring the program. Poetry Out Loud involves poetry memorization and recitation. There are 1,000 approved poems that run the gamut of eras, themes and styles that can be found at poetryoutloud.org.  Students select a poem and commit it to memory. 


Again, Yuba Sutter Arts will host the local competition at its theater in Marysville early next February. The two county champions will go on to the state finals about a month later. The local first, second and third place winners from each county receive cash prizes. The California Arts Council produced a short video, "About California Poetry Out Loud,” available at this link:   https://youtu.be/wF6qJAZVBqg.


Yuba Sutter Arts hosts two spoken word open mic events each month for students that want to come out and practice reciting their poems for Poetry Out Loud or read an original piece of poetry or prose for a supportive audience. The first Thursday of each month, it meets at Yuba Sutter Arts, 624 E Street in Marysville and on the third Thursday of the month, the event is held at Justin’s Kitchen, 628 Plumas Street in Yuba City. Both events start at 6:30 and are totally free.


Yuba Sutter Arts asks that interested teachers contact them to let them know of their intent to participate this year. It will then schedule in-class visits by its teaching/artists who will come out to discuss more of the details of each program.  Yuba Sutter Arts will work to make it as easy as possible for educators to integrate these programs into the school year.


We feel that now, more than ever, it is important to recog­nize creative endeavors and accomplishments and provide students with the support and resources they need to make creativity a lifelong pursuit. Please encourage any students that you know to get involved in these two wonderful programs.

Marysville, Ca.


On Saturday, October 26, Yuba Sutter Arts will host its annual “Dia de Los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead” celebration.  The event will be held at Yuba Sutter Arts’ Marysville theater, courtyard and art gallery at 624 E Street from 11 - 4pm.  This community cultural celebration is free and suitable for all ages!


David Read and Abbie Cesena in Day of the Dead Make Up 1David Read and Abbie Cesena in Day of the Dead Make Up The holiday has become a part of our popular culture through the whimsical skeleton figures and other artwork along with films like “Coco” and “The Book of Life.” Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico and is acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends who pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed, and to help support their spiritual journey. 


The event will offer food, drinks, movies and vendors with Day of the Dead and Frida Kahlo inspired art! Come celebrate with and support local artists. Featured artists will include Lila Solorzano Rivera,  an artist and the show’s curator, Randy Rivera, an air brush artist who will also be creating art during the event, John Huerta, painter and sculptor and jewelry maker, Toni Rodriguez. Other artists will also be onsite showing their work.


Featured entertainers will be the Yuba-Sutter Folklorico Dancers, musical group Lalo and Friends and a surprise special guest artist.



Day of the Dead is celebrated at roughly the same time of year as Halloween and since the two share some common roots, Day of the Dead is sometimes referred to as the "Mexican Halloween", however, the focus of the two holidays is quite different.  As celebrated today, Day of the Dead is essentially a family time, a time of reunion for both the living and the dead.


There are many traditions related to Day of the Dead. The flower most commonly associated with the holiday is the marigold which is thought to attract souls of the dead to the offerings.  Traditionally, toys are brought for children who have passed (los angelitos, or "the little angels").  Families also offer trinkets or the deceased's favorite candies.  Altares or altars are also created in homes, usually with foods such as candied pumpkin, pan de muerto ("bread of dead"), and sugar skulls.  The ofrendas or offerings are left out in the homes as a welcoming gesture for the deceased.  


For additional information, contact David Read at 530-742-ARTS or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


by Tamara Johnson


Saturday, October 19th Wheatland History Museum—10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 111 Main Street, Wheatland. Admission is free and donations are gladly accepted.  Items in the museum reflect the history of the Wheatland and local area.  Displays include agriculture, business, schools, military, and pre-Wheatland artifacts.  For more information, please visit our website:  wheatlandhistorymuseum.org


In addition, our Cemetery Tour is the same day. It will begin at 2:30pm at the Wheatland Cemetery.  Our 2019 cemetery tour theme for this year is “Symbols at the Cemetery.” We’ve all seen crosses and flags at cemeteries, and understand what they mean. Have you ever wondered about the meaning of the symbols engraved on headstones? Those symbols have an important place in Wheatland history. They not only say something significant about the life of those buried at the cemetery, they also tell part of the history of our community.


Please join us on Saturday, October 19th at 2:30 for this informative tour.

Browns Valley, Ca.


The Peoria Cemetery is holding a Volunteer Work Day on October 19th, 2019 from 9:30AM to 1:00PM with a free lunch afterwards for participating. We are asking the community to get involved and come help clean up one of California's oldest cemeteries. Please bring gloves and get ready to work. . If you have rakes, shovels and pry bars please bring. One of our big projects will be to fix all the sinking headstones in the cemetery. Please come and bring a friend and enjoy the morning and get to know your local community as we work toward a common goal to help beautify our local gem of a cemetery. Rain will cancel event.


If you have any further questions, please call Marianne at (530) 743-9410 or (530) 923-0124. 

Yuba City, Ca.


On Friday, October 18th 6 to 7:30pm First United Methodist Church of Yuba City is hosting a Dinner and Mini-Carnival.  The whole family will have the opportunity to be kids at heart at this FREE event.  Carnival games that test all manner of strength, skill, and coordination will be available inside our facility located at 3101 Colusa Highway, Yuba City.


First United Methodist Church of Yuba City is dedicated to serving our community by facilitating safe and fun events for the entire family such as this one throughout the year.  Other examples include: Noon Year’s Eve, Easter Eggstravaganza, Angel Breakfast, and Vacation Bible School.


For more information about the above event, please call 673-5858 and ask for April.  Our office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 4pm; and Friday, 9am to 12pm.