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Community Briefs: August 17, 2012

Life begins with Breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding helps babies get a good head start in life because breast milk is the perfect nutrition for baby’s growth and development.  Breastfeeding moms recover faster from labor and delivery and are less likely to develop diabetes.  New mothers can successfully breastfeed with the loving support of family, community and healthcare providers.  Colusa County’s Women Infants and Children (WIC) Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program offers information, support and resources to breastfeeding moms.  Colusa County Public Health and WIC invite breastfeeding moms, pregnant women, dads and family to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st thru 7th) by visiting our booth at the Farmers Market on Monday, August 6th at Memorial Park in Colusa.  Call Colusa Public Health at 1-800-655-3110 for further information.  Hope to see you there!

Colusa County Book Club
On August 23, the Colusa County Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Morse conference room at the Colusa County Library, 738 Market St., Colusa. “Elegance of a Hedgehot” by Muriel Barbery will be this months reading selection.

4H Signups
Sign-up will begin on August 20th at 7:00 P.M. in St. Bernadette’s Hall, in Colusa; August 21 at 6:30 P.M. in Maxwell Elementary Computer Lab, in Maxwell; August 21 at 6:30 P.M. in the Williams Elementary School Cafeteria, in Williams; August 22 at 1:00 P.M. in the Stonyford Library, in Stonyford; September 10th at 6:30 P.M. in the Princeton High Cafetera, in Princeton. Arbuckle – to be announced. New members and adult volunteers are welcome!The Cost is $40 for youth members and $10 for adult volunteers. For more information call (530) 458-0570.

Arbuckle Certified Farmers Market
The Arbuckle Certified Farmers Market continues every Wednesday evening through August from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the LaVanche Hursch Community Park, downtown Arbuckle. The Market boasts lots of farm-fresh products – support your local producers! Tommy’s Market Grill will be hosting the weekly BBQ again this year.

Colusa County Republican Party to host Movie Night
The Colusa County Republican Party is having a “Let’s Make American Great Again” party on Thursday September 6th at the Colusa Theater. The group has assmbled an inspiring short video of some of the most moving patriotic songs and highlights of great speeches give by some of the best orators in American.

Gem Faire Coming to Scottish Rite Center
Gem Faire returns to Sacramento on Aug. 17-19, 2012 at Scottish Rite Center.  Hours are Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, and Sun. 10am-5pm.  Admission is $7, valid for the entire weekend. Over 80 world renowned importers/exporters and manufacturers will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and much more at incredibly low prices.  Finished and unfinished jewelry, rare gemstones, jewelry making tools, supplies and boxes will be available all under one roof.  Have your jewelry repaired and cleaned while you shop.  Enjoy displays & demonstrations by Sacramento Mineral Society.  Plus, enter for a chance to win cool prizes every hour throughout the weekend.For more information, visit or contact Gem Faire, Inc. at 503-252-8300 or email:

Y.E.S. to host Recovery walk
The annual Eleanor Azevedo Memorial YES Recovery Walk is scheduled for Sept. 8. This event is held to support those recovering from substance abuse. Registration is at 10 a.m. starting at Davison Park under the pavilion at the former of 10th and Webster Streets in Colusa. The cost is $10, children under 10 free. Hot dogs and a raffle will be provided after the walk. Any and all Raffle donations are welcomed. For more information or pre-registration please contact Terri Rivera at 458-7372, or email

Crawdad Festival
The Annual Colusa Crawdad Festival, will be held on September 8th at the Colusa County Fairgrounds from 1:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 2145. Admission is $10 for adults and children under 10 are free. The event includes family fun, live music and dancing, food, wine, and arts and crafts.

Swing for Life Golf Tournament
September 21 – Contact (530) 458-5821 Ext: 233

Breast Cancer Walk
On Saturday, October 13th the Colusa County Breast Cancer Fund will host its 6th Annual, Breast Cancer Walk and Fundraiser at the Colusa Regional Medical Center. Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. the walk begins at 10:00 A.M. The Walk is FREE but donations are accepted.

Auxiliary Scrub Sale
October 17 – 7am to 4pm in the hospital lobby

Family Health Fair
October 25 – 10am to 2pm at the Colusa County Fairgrounds Main Exhibit Hall

Auxiliary Holiday Boutique & Bake Sale
November 16 – 8am to 1pm in the hospital lobby


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