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Events

North Valley Plaza Mall Farmers Market: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Pillsbury Road adjacent to old Mervyn”s building. Rain or shine. 893-3276. Weekly.

Park Talk Meeting: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. One Mile Recreation Area, in front of concession stand. Talk about Lower Park issues and Sycamore Restoration, guided tours and Bidwell Park Pulse newsletter available. 896-7800 or defseaff@ci.chico.ca.us

Community

Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433. Weekly.

Missionaries to the Unborn: 9 a.m.-noon. 3100 Cohasset Road, Chico; pray for unborn children. 891-0427. Weekly.

Paternity Workshop: Order to show cause, establish paternity, child support custody and orders, visitation. 532-7004. Service of Butte County Superior Court. Weekly.

Babies Love Books: 9:30 a.m. Stories, songs and bounces for newborns to 18 months. Chico Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. 891-2762. Weekly.

Paradise Center for Tolerance & Non Violence: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays. Support, advocacy for adults, children who have been victimized by harassment, bullying. 877-1856 or www.pctn.org.

Story Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oroville library, 1820 Mitchell Ave. Songs, stories, crafts for young children. Weekly.

Bingo: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Drawings, $5 door prize after games. Palermo Grange 493 Women”s Activities, 7600 Irwin Ave. 533-9211. Weekly.

Story Time: 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Chico. 894-1494.

Gateway Science Museum: Noon-5 p.m. “Sustainable Choices,” an interactive exhibit focusing on sustainability with topics consumers consider every day; electricity, water, transportation, shopping, landscaping, environmental trade-offs for foods we eat, to help visitors look at lifestyle choices and what they might mean for future generations. Also, “Climate Science” exhibits. Hands-on activities. $5 adults (18 plus), $3 children, free to ages 2 and younger, free to members. College of Natural Sciences, next to Bidwell Mansion, 625 The Esplanade. 898-4121. Runs through Aug. 14. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, Chico: Noon-4 p.m. Hourly tours of John and Annie Bidwell home, Chico founders. 525 The Esplanade. Adults $6, children $2. 895-6144. Weekdays.

Free lunch: Noon-1 p.m. Paradise United Methodist Church, 6722 Clark Road. 872-2761. Served by St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Weekly.

Chess: 2-4 p.m. Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Road. 872-6329. Weekly.

Coffee shop chess: 2-5 p.m. Augie”s Fine Coffee and Teas, 230 Salem St., Chico. All levels. Michael Nielsen, 894-1788. Weekly. Also Saturdays.

Free advanced Spanish conversation classes: 5-6 p.m. Chico Peace & Justice Center, 526 Broadway. Reservations not required. 893-9078. Weekly.

Community dinner: 5:30 p.m. Salad, entr?e (choice of meat or vegetarian), bread, dessert and drinks. Magalia Church Community Hall, 13700 Skyway, Old Magalia. $5 each. 877-7963 to check menu. Weekly.

Circle of Awakening Study and Practice Group: 6-7:30 p.m. Chapman neighborhood Gompa, 689 E. 18th St. Ati Yoga, the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. 828-2589. Weekly.

Lake Oroville Visitor Center Speaker series: 7 p.m. 917 Kelly Ridge Road. 6/29: “Plants Above the Treeline —How Do They Do That?” Visitors may bring picnics to have before the programs. Free. 538-2219. Weekly through summer.

Chico Zen Sangha: 7-8 p.m. Trinity Methodist Church, 285 E. Fifth St. Rinzai Zen meditation, instruction, information; dharma talks. 896-1168, lgj@chiconet.com. Weekly.

Chico Police Community Advisory Board meeting: 7 p.m. Dorothy F. Johnson Center, 775 E. 16th St. Focus is south Chico and Barber neighborhoods and topic will be medical marijuana. Neighborhood and citizen input welcome. Chico chief of police will attend. Monthly community meeting.

Clubs

Christian Businessmen: 6:15 a.m. Kalico Kitchen, 2396 The Esplanade, Chico. Weekly.

Paradise Toastmasters: 6:30-7:45 a.m. Develop communication skills. Cozy Dinner, 6371 Skyway. Weekly.

Widowhood Program: 11:15 a.m. Location, 342-4291. Weekly.

Best by a Dam Site Toastmasters: Noon-1 p.m. Holiday Inn Express, 550 Oro Dam Blvd., Oroville. 589-1180. Weekly.

Oroville Exchange Club: Noon-1:30 p.m. Western Pacific Brewing & Dining, 2191 High St. Business solutions in the Community, Search for Talent, Ugly Dog/Beautiful Dog Contest, Feather Fiesta Days Parade, Prevention of Child Abuse, High School Youth of the Month, Veterans Parade. Robert Hewitt, 534-8393 or Susan Brown 534-4137. Weekly.

Chico Network Association: Noon. Gooney Bird Bar & Grill, 3312 Esplanade. Business networking. Beau McSwain, 342-2900. Weekly.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Chico: Noon. Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave. Weekly.

Soroptimist International of Chico: Noon-1:15 p.m. Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave. 894-0550. Weekly.

Bidwell Generals Barbershop Harmony Chorus: 7 p.m. Chico Veterans Hall, 574 Rio Lindo Ave. Men of all ages. 566-1946. Weekly.

Sweet Adelines: 7 p.m. Rehearsal. Sounds of the Valley women”s barbershop style singing group. Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moss and Hawthorn, Chico. 343-5183 or 521-8260. Weekly.

Health, emotional support

Alcoholics Anonymous: Chico Central — 6:30 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. 1102 Mangrove Ave., Chico; Mom”s Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon, 5:30 and 8 p.m. 2550 Zanella Way, Suite F, Chico. Meet times, locations or to talk to recovering alcoholic, 342-5756. www.aabutte-glenn.org. Weekly.

Healthy Steps: 9-10 a.m. Healing class for women can be done sitting or standing. Helps regain range of motion, increase flexibility, reduce swelling from lymphedema, promote positive self-image. Any age, fitness level. $10 fee first class. Enloe Cancer Center Conference Room, 251 Cohasset Road, Chico. Register, 332-3855. Mondays also. Weekly.

Al-Anon: Families of alcoholics. Chico: 9 a.m. Back to basics. First Christian Church, 295 E. Washington Ave., Room 5; Paradise: 6 p.m. Center for Spiritual Living, Church of Religious Science, 789 Billie Road, building in back to right. 342-5756. www.al-anon.alateen.org. Weekly.

Club Stairways: Comprehensive mental health agency. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 1297 Park Ave. Suite 100. Orientation Tuesday, 9 a.m. Lunch available Monday, Wednesday, Fridays for $1.50. 345-4514, www.clubstairways.org. Weekly.

Butte County Behavioral Health, Iversen Wellness & Recovery Center: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mind Over Mood (closed); Noon-1 p.m. Social Anxiety; 1-2 p.m. Current Events; 2-3 p.m. Codependency Group. 260 Cohasset, Suite 130, Chico. 879-3311. Weekly.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 6 p.m. (women), 8 p.m. 2109 The Esplanade, Suite 120, Chico. 24-hour Hotline: 877-6361. Weekly.

Stonewall Alliance Youth Teen Group: 3:30-5 p.m. Teenagers who want to affirm that gay, lesbian, two-spirit, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth have value as they are. Facilitated by Karen Kushner. Stonewall Alliance, 358 E. Sixth St., Chico. 893-3336. Weekly.

Men”s Recovery: 4 p.m. Contact Feather River Tribal Health, 534-5394, ext. 282. Weekly.

Emotions Anonymous: 5:30-6:30 p.m. 12-step support group for learning to manage recovery from emotional distress. Cohasset Conference Room, Enloe Behavioral Health, 560 Cohasset Road, Chico. 332-5250. Weekly.

Debtors Anonymous: 5:30 -6:30 p.m. Hope and recovery for debtors, over spenders and under earners. Faith Lutheran Church, 667 E. First Ave. Room 6, Chico. Debbie at 403-7811. Weekly.

Group Run: 6 p.m. Fleet Feet and run to track or Bidwell Park. All levels. 345-1000, fleetfeetchico@earthlink.net. Wednesdays.

Gamblers Anonymous: 7-8 p.m. 1190 E. First Ave., Chico. Open format; spouses, family, friends may observe. 893-4610 or 1-800-287-8670. Weekly.

Send Planner listings to lifestyle@chicoer.com, fax to 342-3617 or mail to Enterprise-Record, P.O. Box 9, Chico, CA 95927.

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