What’s happening Wednesday in the north valley

Editor’s note: Many events are canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend contacting the event host before attending to check.



Chico Wednesday farmers market: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. North Valley Plaza parking lot, Pillsbury Road, adjacent to Sportsman’s Warehouse and CVS.

Smucker Natural Food, Inc. Blood Drive: 12-6 p.m. Appointments requested to accommodate social distancing; donors.vitalant.org or call 893-5433. Bloodmobiles at 37 Speedway Avenue, Chico. Face masks/coverings required.


Chico library: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Limited reopening. In person programs suspended. Curbside service for holds and pickups. Call for times. No CFOL donations. 552-5652 Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Literacy Services 1-888-538-7198; [email protected] 1108 Sherman Ave. Reserve items in-person, online, 552-5652, [email protected] 1-888-538-7198, Those impacted by wildfire may use computers for FEMA applications, insurance, related paperwork for 1 hour. All libraries excluding Biggs.

Durham library: Noon-6 p.m. Same services, guidelines and phone numbers as the Chico library. 2545 Durham-Dayton Hwy. 552-5652. [email protected]

Chico Seed Orchard: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Pedestrian gate open daily. Drive-thru gate closed. One-mile trail through botanical area in Edgar Slough. Keep dogs leashed. 2741 Cramer Lane.

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area: Sunrise to sunset. 9,100 acres of fields, riparian areas, ponds and waterways. Exhibits, self-guided nature trail, fishing, hunting; shelter for 300+ species of resident and migrant birds, mammals. 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. 846-7500.

Faith Lutheran Church: 1 p.m. COVID-19 Phone Prayer Group. To join, email [email protected]

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology: “Unbroken Traditions.” Virtual tour of the Basketweavers of the Meadows-Bakers Family in Northern California. Also activities and online learning for families, K-12 learners and college students in the tour. 898-5397. www.csuchico.edu/anthmuseum/virtual-learning.

Gateway Science Museum: All virtual online. “Mission Aerospace,” temporary exhibition that explores the history of flight, navigation and NASA’s vision for the future. “Wildflowers, Watercolor & Wonder,” the Edward Stuhl Collection. “Ocean Commotion” in the Discovery Room. Chico. 898-4121. csuchico.edu/gateway.

Museum of Northern California Art (monca): Virtual tours of current exhibit. “Those Who Teach … Can.” www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPCSluZLN70&t=996s. www.monca.org. 487-7272. Today, Mindfulness Meditation with Ramekon, 10:30-11 a.m. Facebook Live event: Sign in on Facebook monca page at 10:30 a.m.

“The United” curated by Johanna Lasner: Examines complicated topic of immigration in a time when immigration systems are in crisis. Exhibition with artwork from 12 artist from Belgium, Northern Ireland, Russia, U.S. Explores the possibilities for proactive engagement with immigration issues. Online at www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.

Chico Art Center: October 2020/Open Studios Art Tour: Virtual tours. Art and crafts online; learn about creative processes. May also search for artists who offer in-person visits and where to purchase tour guides ($15) in Chico and Oroville using drop down menu at chicoartcenter.com. Also visit ChicoOSAT.com all year for artist updates and studio visit availability. Social distancing, masks and hand sanitizers required during in-person visits with artists. 895-8726.

Vitalant Blood Drive: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. blood donation, 7:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. plasma donation, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m. platelet donation, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. source Plasma Donation. 555 Rio Lindo Ave. Call 877-258-4825 or 893-5433 to confirm today’s hours.


Soroptimist International of Chico: Noon-1:15 p.m. The ARC with speaker Megan Gaddis, Resource Developer. email [email protected] for Zoom ID. soroptimistchico.org. Joyce Brown, 514-3352.

Health, Emotional Support

Al-Anon and Alateen: 9-10 a.m. Back to Basics. Email [email protected] for a Zoom invitation. zoom.us 334-6734. northerncaliforniaal-anon.org.

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services: To talk to a crisis counselor, call the 24-hour crisis/referral line, 1-800-895-8476. Temporary restraining order help for victims of domestic violence is available for free. Call from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday for appointments, individual counseling 343-7711. catalystdvservices.org.

Iversen Wellness & Recovery Center and Med Clinic: All meetings via Zoom. Meeting ID: 441-359-7014; Password: 8793311. Phone 508-638-0968 (no video). 10 a.m., 12-Step; Noon, WRAP for Quarantine; 1 p.m. Optimism & Positivity; 2 p.m. Meditation. Must be 18 or older to join. Center, 879-3311, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday to talk to a Peer Assistant by phone or Zoom: 482-729-8075 and Password 8793311. Also access the North Valley Warmline, 1-855-582-5554, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. weekdays. Wellness, 879-3311; Med Clinic, 879-3974; iver[email protected]; nvcss.org/programs/iversen.

Emotions Anonymous Group: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, Room 7, 667 East First Ave. 570-9010.

Trans* Teens: 6:30-8 p.m. A group for trans+ identifying youth ages 12-18 through Stonewall Alliance. Join via Zoom, call 893-3336, email [email protected] or visit stonewallchico.com.

Parents of LGBT*Q+ People: 6:30-8 p.m. A group for parents, grandparents, foster parents or guardians of LGBT*Q+ youth through Stonewall Alliance. Join via Zoom, call 893-3336, email [email protected] or visit stonewallchico.com.

HIV and Hepatitis C Testing: Through Stonewall Alliance by appointment. 358 E. Sixth St. Donations accepted. For more information, call 893-3336, email [email protected] or visit stonewallchico.com.

Mental Health Peer Support: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Peer support specialists available for video chat, self-help support groups and resources. Butte County Department of Behavioral Health. Join by phone, computer or other device. Zoom ID: 809274979. Phone: 720-707-2699 or 346-248-7799.

Northern Valley Talk Line: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Provides non-crisis peer to peer telephone service to the community seven days a week. Toll free number is 855-582-5554. Works in partnership with Butte County Department of Behavioral Health and Tehama County Health Service Agency.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group: Until social gathering restrictions are lifted, this group is keeping in touch through an informal network contact list. Call 332-3856 to get the list and to receive updates.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: 895-9661 or email [email protected]

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meet times, locations or to talk to recovering alcoholic, 342-5756. aabutte-glenn.org.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, Chico NA. Zoom ID: 765-517-9374. Password: Gbana2020. Phone: 1-669-900-9128 + 765 517 9374#. 6 p.m. Chico Women’s meeting Zoom ID: 765 517 9374. Password: Gbana2020. Phone: 1-669-900-9128 + 765 517 9374#. 7 p.m. Quar-N-Clean Group, Sycamore Fields at One Mile. Bring chairs or blankets. 24-hour Hotline: 877-6361.

Recovery International: Noon and 6:30 p.m. Meetings via remote (video or conference call). Register and get access code: call 1-619-383-2084 or email [email protected] Also see WebEx, Zoom and Chat meeting schedules.

Submit calendar listings, corrections or updates by email [email protected] or mail Enterprise-Record, P.O. Box 9, Chico, CA, 95927.

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