Weekend events – Record

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Record Searchlight file photoBaskette Little's koi pond will be on this weekend's tour.

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Baskette Little’s koi pond will be on this weekend’s tour.

Record Searchlight file photoRobert Leighton, owner of the Leighton's Salmon Creek Farm, feeds his goats at his home in Palo Cedro. Leighton is part of the Country Farm Trail Association, a group of agricultural water users in the Bella Vista Water District.

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Robert Leighton, owner of the Leighton’s Salmon Creek Farm, feeds his goats at his home in Palo Cedro. Leighton is part of the Country Farm Trail Association, a group of agricultural water users in the Bella Vista Water District.

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Green cinema

The Redding Green Film Series launches its 2011 season today with two documentaries: “The Greenhorns” and “The Story of Bottled Water.” The Green Film Series is presented by Whole Earth and Watershed Festival.

“The Greenhorns” documents the lives of America’s young farming community. “The Story of Bottled Water” is an animated film that shows how Americans buy millions of bottles of water every week.

Forums on both films will follow. Popcorn and other concessions will be available. But in keeping with the spirit of the event, audience members are asked to bring their own reusable water bottles.

The series will continue at a variety of locations

What: Redding Green Film Series

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: First United Methodist Church, 1825 East St., Redding

Cost: Free

River Park Festival

Red Bluff is geared up for the River Park Festival today through Sunday.

It starts with a kickoff party from 8 p.m. to midnight today at the Wilcox Oaks Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $20. Magic Bus will perform its blend of rock, blues, jazz and pop.

On Saturday, the festival will be held at the Red Bluff City River Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Later that day, there will be a downtown Block Party behind Tips Bar from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a Dance Party and Outdoor Lounge from 8 p.m. to midnight at Tehama District Fair grounds.

The festival will also feature a golf tournament at Wilcox Oaks, a Spartan Fun Run at Red Bluff Union High School and a bowling tournament and miniature golf tournament at Lariat Bowl.

While admission to the festival at the park and the downtown Block Party is free, tickets will be sold for the dance and sporting events. All proceeds benefit McGlynn Pool.

Tour Koi ponds

Visit serene ponds filled by koi in this tour of area gardens. The tour is hosted by the Shasta Koi and Water Garden Club. Members will show their ponds, andprovide tips and guidance for those interested in starting their own koi pond.

What: Shasta Koi and Water Garden Club 2011 Pond Tour

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: At area homes. Call 917-0930 for details.

Cost: $10. Tickets are available at the following places: Axner Excavating, Sunset Koi, Jose Antonio’s, Linda’s Hallmark, Wyntour Gardens, Happy Valley Nursery, Vic Hannan Landscape, Shasta Feed, Mike’s Pools and Moore and the Red Bluff Garden Center.

Dial in fun

The Amateur Radio Club of Anderson will host a Ham Radio Field Day Saturday and Sunday at Hat Creek Campground. Ham radio operators will be showing visitors how ham radio works.

This free event will run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Hat Creek Campground is at Highways 89 and 44 near Old Station. For more information, call 374-9128.

Light Italian Cooking with Maria

All Saints’ Episcopal Church is offering a College of Knowledge. This Saturday’s class is on cooking light Italian dishes, led by Maria Forman. This free class will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 2150 Benton Drive, Redding. On July 16, Forman will present a basic Italian language class, also at 11 a.m. For more information, call 243-1000.

Blues and More on 44

Blues artists James Harman Band, the Nathan James Trio and Aaron King and the Imperials will perform 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the IOOF/Rebekah Hall, 22551 Silverlode Lane, Palo Cedro. Tickets, available at LuLu’s in Redding or Meteor Music in Anderson, cost $22 to $25. This event is open to people 21 and older only. For more information, call 378-2050.

Farm Trail celebration

Summer’s officially here, and that means fruits and vegetables are growing and ripening. The Bella Vista-Palo Cedro Farm Trail features farmers who invite visitors to stop by and purchase produce directly from the field, as well as learn more about local farming operations.

The Country Farm Trail Association will kick off this season of agricultural bounty with a celebration this Saturday. The event starts at 4 p.m. at the Millville Grange, 20237 Old 44 Drive, Palo Cedro. It features a barbecued tri-tip dinner with bread, salad, beans, and local strawberries from Chenard Family Farms. Kids can pet critters in a petting zoo and enjoy stories by storyteller Elden Williams.

Tickets cost $5 for kids 10 and younger and $10 for everyone else. Tickets are available at Palo Cedro Feed and Bella Vista Feed.

Article source: http://www.redding.com/news/2011/jun/23/weekend-events/

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