■ Williams Community Blood Drive: Thursday, April 18 2013 – 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Granzellas Banquet Center, 457 7th Street, Williams. BloodSource and the Williams Community have a long tradition of working together to provide area hospitals with blood for patients who need it. On Thursday, April 18th, the Williams Community will continue this tradition by hosting a blood drive. All participants will receive a BloodSource t-shirt & MyBloodSource Rewards to redeem online! You can help by giving blood locally. When you give blood at a BloodSource blood center or at a BloodSource blood drive, your life saving gift helps to ensure that blood is available to patients who receive care at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital, Colusa Regional Medical Center, Enloe Medical Center, Feather River Hospital, Fremont Medical Center, Glenn Medical Center, Oroville Hospital, Rideout Memorial Hospital or Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley. To give blood, you must be in generally good health, free from cold symptoms for at least 48 hours; be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent); and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Prospective donors must bring a photo ID. For more information about the blood drive please call BloodSource at 1.866.82 BLOOD (1.866.822.5663).
■ “Ray Bradbury – An American Icon”: Friday, April 19 2013 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Get to know science fiction novelist and playwright Ray Bradbury in this special video highlighting the full scope of the writer’s five-decade career. Please join us and other community members for this 45-minute film, followed by refreshments, and the opportunity to “strike up a conversation” about Fahrenheit 451, this year’s Virginia Yerxa Community Read. Colusa Fire Department, 750 Market Street, Colusa. For more information visit: www.virginiaread.net
■ Virgina Read Day: April 27th, 2013. The Timeless Classic, Fahrenheit 451 bu Ray Bradbury. Book Presentation from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. led by UCR Professor Rob Latham at the Colusa Fire Department, 750 Market Street, Colusa. • “Strike Up a Conversation” 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fire Department Demonstration, Exhibits, Book Swap and More! 735 Main Street, Colusa • Movie 7:00 p.m. A free screening of “Fahrenheit 451” at the Colusa Movie Theatre, 513 Market Street, Colusa. For more information visit: www.virginiaread.net
■ Up Coming Stagehands Play Steel Magnolias: Directed by, Dawn Gonzales. Play dates are April 26, 27 and Sunday April 28. The following weekend April 3 & 4 The cast is Samantha Shifflett as M’Lynn, Kindra Hester as Shelby, Melissa Howard as Annelle, Cristina Townsend as Truvy, Beth Young as Clairee and Noel Johnson as Ouiser. The Friday and Saturday night performances, door open at 6:30 Play starts at 7:15. The Sunday Matinee performance. Doors open at 1:30 play starts at 2:15 For more information please call Susan Gibbs @ 530-458-5479 Our website is www. thestagehands.net.
■ Because We Care!: Become apart of your community and assist in the efforts to keep our town clean. Volunteer with the Citizens for a Better Williams. Meetings are held the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at Louis Cairo’s.
■ Seniors Come Join us for Lunch!: If you are 60 years of age or older and are interested in getting out of the house and meeting others over a delicious hot lunch, please join us! Located at the Boy Scout Cabin, 901 Parkhill Street, in the City of Colusa. Monday through Thursday at noon. Please call Colusa County Public Health at 530-458- 0380 to let us know you are coming! A donation of $3.00 per meal is recommended, but not required. ■ Smoke-free works for me! Interested in making our community healthier and tobacco-free? If so, join the Colusa County Tobacco Prevention Coalition today! Time commitment is minimal and lunch will be provided. Call us at (530) 458-0380 or send an e-mail to TEP@colusadhhs.org
■ Child Safety Seat Classes: “Is your child safe in your car? Certified child safety seat technicians are providing classes at the Colusa County Public Health Department. You will learn how to properly install and use the correct type of car seat for your child. Registration fee is $20 and low-income families may qualify for a free car seat. Call (530) 458-0380 to sign up for the next class.”
■ BBQ Rib Cook-off: The Glenn-Colusa Cattle Women will host their 9th Annual BBQ Rib Cook-off on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Colusa County Fairgrounds During Colusa Western Days. Beef & Pork Lunch can be purchased from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. $12 per person. Anyone interested in competing in the cook-off competition please call Jolyn Campbell (530)521-0711 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
■ Williams Fun Run: It’s time to get in shape for the WILLIAMS FUN RUN. It is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 and the gun goes off @ 8:00 a.m. There will be more information as the date approaches.
■ Computer Help for Seniors: Colusa County Library presents our new series: Computer Help for Seniors, every Monday from 11:30 am to 12:30pm, through April 2013. Seniors: Do you need help with Email? Facebook? Browsing? Research? Etc.? No appointment is needed for our Drop-in Tutoring sessions, which will be held inside the Colusa Main Branch at 738 Main Street Colusa. Contact Ricardo for more information at 481-5678 or drop by the library today. Limited