Community Briefs – March 2, 2012

Williams Antique Show
March 17th & 18th, 2012. 1491 E Street (Old Gym) Williams, CA. The Food Booth is Williams Catholic Church of Annunciation Annual Fundraiser. Come have lunch and support our parish at the same time! We have changed our menu items!

VETERANS TO HOLD YARD SALE
The VFW is hosting an holding an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon on March 3. Tables are available for rent, please contact  Art Blaine at 458-4466 or Omar Gryder at 458-2726. Cist us $13 per table and the deadline to reserve your space is March 1.

WILLIAMS VBS DINNER & AUCTION
On Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 5:30pm the Williams VBS will host a Dinner & Auction at the Community Church on C & 9th St. in Williams. Pulled Pork, corn bread, coleslaw, baked beans, and dessert will be served. Ticket prices are Adults $12; Children 4-10 only $6. Silent Auction items will be displayed along with raffle items.  All proceeds will help sponsor a week long of vacation bible school in July for students k-6th.

DROP IN TO READ
Our Lady of Lourdes School presents a Drop In To Read Story Time on Wednesday, Feb. 29, March 7, March 14, and March 21 from 6-7pm. Stories will follow a fun theme each week with hands on activities to follow- perfect for kids 3-8yrs old. This event is sponsored by the Sacarmento River Cats who have provided a limited number of lawn tickets to children participating in the event. What a great way to promote literacy. See you at 741 Ware Ave. Colusa or call for more information: 530-458-8208.

ARBUCKLE MEDICAL OFFICE  “ART SHOW & SHARE”  
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM. This is an opportunity to enjoy local artists’ paintings and photographs. The Arbuckle Medical Office is located in Dr. Johnson’s former office at 900 King Street, 530-476-2440. Come enjoy the display, along with music and refreshments.

4-H 2012 CAMP TEEN COUNCILOR APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
All teens, 9th grade (graduated from 8th grade) and older, as of June 1, 2012, are eligible to apply. Prior 4-H membership and camp experience is not required. All those applying for teen counselor positions MUST submit an application and attend an interview. Selection decisions will be announced by mail or phone. Applications Due:  Wednesday, March 14, 2012, by 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled Thursday, March 22, 2012 – by appointment only at the CIP Conference Room, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa. For more information please call (530) 458-0570 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to receive an application and schedule your interview.

COLUSA COUNTY AMERICAN RED CROSS
On Friday, March 30th at 11:30am the Colusa County Branch of the American Red Cross will host a meet and greet for the new Emergency Director, Michelle Perkins for the American Red Cross of Northeastern California. The event will be at the Colusa Senior Citizens Center, 901 Parkhill St., Colusa. For further information about volunteering and services contact American Red Cross of Northeastern 530 673 1460.

WESTERN DAYS COOK-OFF
Sign-ups are being accepted for the Western Days Dutch Oven Cook-Off scheduled for March 31. Sign-ups also are being accepted for the 500 official tasters for the event, which is sponsored by the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce and Colusa Casino resort. There is no cost to enter. Tasting tickets are $7. Space is limited. For information or to sign up, call 458-5525.

YOUTH AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN
The Colusa County Office of Education is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Caring Youth Awards. Nominations are open for anyone 5 to 18 years old, and all children who are nominated will be acknowledged. Nominations are based on three categories of “Community Values,” which are derived from the Search Institute’s 10 Developmental Assets. The three categories are: Strength of Character; Heroic Resilience; and Community Service. Nomination forms are available at each school and explain more about the program. For additional information, contact Cindi Hudgins, 458-0330, ext. 10327.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The Glenn Colusa Cattlewomen and Cattlemen have scholarships available with awards totaling $200,000 to students who will be entering their junior, senior or graduate years of upper-division University or college in the fall of 2012, preferably with an emphasis on beef production and/or promotion. Candidates must be graduates of a high school in Colusa or Glenn counties. Deadline for Applications is April 1. For more information, contact Jill Egly, scholarship co-chair, 438 S. Lassen St., Willows, CA 95988; 934-3776.

FEELING AT HOME PHOTOS SOUGHT
The Colusa County Arts Council is accepting entries to its “Feeling at Home: A Photo Essay” show that will be held in conjunction with the annual Virginia Yerxa Community Read. The Virginia Read, focusing on “The Grapes of Wrath,” will be held April 28. The Arts Council show will highlight black and white photos “featuring images that capture the feeling of home” and in the style of photographer Dorothea Lange. Lange was associated with John Steinbeck as he wrote the articles that ultimately became his classic novel. Entries are due by March 1. Entry forms and additional information are available at http://colusacountyartscouncil.org.

LIBRARY SPONSORING CHESS CLUB
The Colusa County Library is sponsoring a Chess Club. The group meets from 3-5 pm Mondays and Tuesdays at the library in Colusa. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 458-7671.

WILLIAMS COMMUNITY CENTER ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES
Monday Night Bingo. Early Bird Games Starting Time at 6:00 P.M. Regular Games Begin at 6:30 P.M.  We will not be playing on the 5th Mondays this year. Refreshments Available at Reasonable Prices, Home Made Desserts. Game Day – At a NEW time. Third Wednesday of the month, February 15, 2012. 12:30 PM.  Join us to play games, have fun and meet people! Movie Day – At a NEW time. Fourth Wednesday of the Month, February 22, 2012. 12:30 PM.  Price: FREE. Refreshments:  Popcorn, Soda & Candy are available at a low price.  (Bring a Pillow-the seats are hard). Williams Community Center – Veteran’s Hall, 9th & ‘C’ Street in Williams.

CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION
627 8th Street Williams “Meet & Greet Coffee Club” Every Third Sunday of the Month after 9:30 a.m. Mass Join us for refreshments and conversation.

CALLING ALL WOMEN OF AGRICULTURE
Are you a woman dedicated to the survival of Agriculture? Unite as “California Women for Agriculture” (CWA) promote, and educate the importance of Agriculture. Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM. For more Information, contact Melodie Johnson at (530) 458-5130.

ELECTRONIC WASTE DROP-OFF
Recology and the City of Williams offer free monthly drop-off of electronic waste such as TVs, household batteries, fluorescent tubes and computers, from 9am to 2pm. The event is held the first Thursday of every month at the City of Williams Public Works Yard at 735 7th Street. There is a limit of 5 TVs or computers per visit. For more information call 530 473 2519. Please only drop off items during business hours.

COLUSA COUNTY TOBACCO COALITION
The Colusa County Tobacco Program invites community members to join the Colusa County Tobacco Coalition. Please call Estella 458-0380 if you are interested in supporting a tobacco-free life style in our community.  Founded by Pop 99

CAR SEAT SAFETY CLASSES
Do you know what car seat is right for your child?  Do you know how to properly install your child’s car seat?  Is your child safe in your car?  Colusa County Public Health can help! Certified child safety seat technicians are currently offering classes that will answer all your questions.  The cost of the class is $20 and may qualify low income families for a free car seat. Classes are held monthly from 10-1130 in English and Spanish.  Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your space.  Colusa County Public Health can be reached at (530) 458-0380.

CALIFORNIA SMOKERS HELPLINE:
There are over 7,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke that can increase your risk of heart attack and death. If you wish to quit smoking, Colusa County Public  Health invites you to call the California Smokers Helpline at 1-800-NO-BUTTS. Your medical provider can also help.  Contact them and inquire about “Ask, Advise, & Refer.”■

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