Tri-tip fundraiser at pool Friday
A tri-tip lunch fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. — 4 p.m. Friday at the City Pool, 815 W. Laurel St.
Barbecue tri-tip sandwich, chips and a drink will be available for $8. Take-out is also available.
This will also be a free swim day.
For more information or to pu
Brews and Blues Festival today
The Community Wish Foundation will hold its annual Brews and Blues Festival from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. today at St. Monica's Parish Hall, 1129 W. Wood St., Willows.
Tickets at the door are $30.
Entry includes samples of beer, wine, beverages, and food from area businesses, games, raffles, doo
Rotarians host guest speaker
Jeff Flemming will be the featured speaker at the Willows Rotary Club meeting at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at The Old 99 Steakhouse, 610 S. Tehama St., Willows.
Flemming will speak on his trip to Guatemala with the Santa Cruz Rotary Club to provide dental care to the Mayans.
Lunch can be purc
Recreational activities available
The Willows Recreation Department will offer a variety of activities this summer including youth tennis camps, open gym days at Willows Intermediate School, and Camp Koolz for children entering first grade through fourth grade.
For more information, stop by the Willows Recreation Departmen
Festa set for June 16
The 70th annual Portuguese Festa will begin with Mass at 10 a.m. June 16 at St. Dominic's Church, 822 A St., Orland.
A lunch of traditional Portuguese food will be served from noon — 2 p.m., and dinner from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 E. Yolo St., Orland.
The past 70
Fire area open to visitors
The Mill Fire area that has been closed since last summer reopens today — including the off-road trails.
However, the Old Mill Campground remains closed.
The fire started near the campground. It burned nearly 30,000 acres.
For more information, call 934-3316, 963-1300 or vis
Scholarships for gift of life
Cassandra Carper, a graduating senior from Orland High School, and Taylor Gleason, a graduating senior from Elk Creek High School, have received $500 scholarships from BloodSource.
The non-profit awarded 108 scholarships to graduating seniors in Northern and Central California who participated
William Finch hosts event
William Finch School will hold a musical performance from 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. June 5 at the school in Orland, 607 E. Tehama St.
Elementary and high school students will present "Singing the Standards: A Showcase of What We Learned."
UN Agenda 21 topic of meeting
Holiday weekend brings risks
With the Memorial Day weekend promising to be filled sunshine and warm temperatures, emergency service agencies remind residents that increased recreational activities also mean increased risks in and out of the water.
CalFire warns people that the dry conditions have significantly increased th
Life jacket trade-in slated
Old, worn, or sun-bleached lifejackets can be exchanged for a new, U.S. Coast Guard-approved type III life jackets at the Buckhorn Campground at Black Butte Lake on May 24.
This program is sponsored by the California Department of Boating and Waterways.
For information including how to p
Swim team sign-ups Tuesday
The Willows Hydro Jets swim team will hold sign-ups from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at Round Table Pizza, 1237 W. Wood St., Willows.
The swim season will begin June 3 with head coach Amy Leonardo, and will conclude Aug. 4.
The five days per week program costs $150; the two day per week course,
Fairtime DUI patrols up
Local law enforcement agencies will add patrols during the Glenn County Fair, with specific attention given to impaired drivers.
The Avoid the 6 DUI Task Force announced it will have saturation patrols during the May 16-19 fair.
Orland police Chief JC Tolle, who heads the task force, said pe
County track meet Tuesday
The Glenn County Elementary Track and Field meet begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Orland High School track.
The event is sponsored by the Glenn County Office of Education, with 12 schools participating.
Events include the softball throw, long jump, sit-ups and shot put, as well as runnin
Run/walk registration set
Registration will be held from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday at Willows Memorial Hall for the Lamb Derby 5K Run/3 Mile Walk to be held Saturday
Volunteers interested in helping on Saturday with registration, being a timer, or passing out stickers and T-shirts need to sign up Friday.
For more inform
Camp applications due
Applications for Range and Natural Resources Camp for high school students are due Wednesday at the Glenn County Resource Conservation District office, 132 N. Enright Ave., Suite C, Willows.
June 16-21 at the University of California's Elkus Youth Ranch, just south of Half Moon Bay, students will lear
Spring concert today
The Willows High School music program will hold its spring concert today beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Willows Memorial Hall, 525 W. Sycamore St.
Refreshments will be available.
Run Your Tail Off Saturday
The second annual Glenn County "Run Your Tail Off" 5K/10K run and walk
Cheese firms in spotlight
Rumiano Cheese and Sierra Nevada Cheese of Glenn County have been named two of the inaugural Nor-Cal 100 companies, and will be recognized at the first American Manufacturing Repatriation Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 9 a the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's "Big Room" in Chico.
Cowboy Sunday coming up
The ninth annual Orland Evangelical Free Church Cowboy Sunday is slated to begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Cowboy Service, followed by a barbecue tri-tip lunch and music concert by the Murdock Ramblers.
A junior rodeo, which includes mutton-busting, will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Admission is free
Business expos set
The Willows Chamber of Commerce will be partnering Glenn County Certified Farmers Market the first Wednesday of every month with a business expo held in the parking lot of Sycamore and Butte streets from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Businesses may participate in one or all six business expos, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug
National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer will be observed at 7 p.m. Thursday with a special service sponsored by the Willows Ministerial Association and hosted by Willows Christian Church, 200 S. Plumas St.
This year's theme, "Pray for America," is based on Matthew 12:21, "In His name the nations put their hope."
FabMo event Saturday
FabMo, a mission to rescue designer materials and make them available to the public, will be at the Ord Bend Community Hall from 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. Saturday, 3241 Highway 45, Glenn.
Teachers, artisans and others are encouraged to put the fabrics to use, thus keeping 40 tons of fabric from filling la
Museum turns 50 today
The Sacramento Valley Museum in Williams will celebrate its 50th anniversary today with the opening of the new Reading and Research Room, new displays and a tribute to the founders.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony starts at 10.
The museum is located at 1491 E St.
For more informat
Fundraiser yard sale is Friday
Team Shannon will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. — noon Friday and Saturday at 1010 W. Cedar St., across from Willows Intermediate School.
Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life.
Bark for Life relay set
Bark for Life, a canine
Rotary carnitas feed today
The Willows Rotary Club will hold its fourth annual Carnitas Feed, raffle and silent auction from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. today at St. Monica's Parish Hall, 1129 W. Wood St.
The price is $15 and includes carnitas, tortillas, rice and beans.
Margaritas and beer will be available for an additio
Carnival tickets available
Pre-sale carnival tickets are now available for Butler Amusement rides at the Glenn County Fair, May 16-19.
Tickets may be purchased for $22 per ticket and may be exchanged at the carnival office during the fair for a wristband which will then allow unlimited rides for one day only.