Matilda Jane

13 Dec 18
BLM

“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra “The books gave Matilda a comforting feeling; you are not alone.” – Matilda “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.” – Monsters Inc “May today be the day that you courageously pursue every opportunity […]

13 Dec 18
Haut De Gamme

Today, IMG in partnership with Joe Warwick (Creative Director) and Andrea Petrini (Chair of the Judging Panel), revealed the longlist nominations for The World Restaurant Awards. Restaurant industry stars from around the globe will gather in Paris, France on February 18, 2019, to celebrate the excellence, integrity and diversity of the world’s restaurant scene, from fine dining innovators to […]

13 Dec 18
Chico Enterprise-Record
Thursday Events Syngenta Blood Drive, Glenn: 1 a.m.-5 p.m. Donors receive promo code for a cozy Vitalant beanie hat. Must be in good health, weigh 110 pounds or more, eat low-fat meal within two hours ahead of donation, drink 8-16 ounces non-caffeinated beverages an hour before donating, avoid caffeinated drinks, be 18 (16 with BloodSource parent permission), bring ID. Bloodmobile, 7770 County Road 29, Glenn. BloodSource, 893-5433. Performances Blue Room Theater: 7:30 p.m. “Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley,” a sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” set two years after the novel ends. Miss Bennett continues the story, only this time with bookish middle sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. $14.99. Tickets can be purchased at blueroomtheater.com. 139 W. First St. Chico Theater Company: 7:30 p.m. “Annie.” $22 adult, $20 senior (65 and older), $16 youth (15 and under). Tickets can be purchased at chicotheatercompany.com. 166 E. Eaton Road #F. Chico Performances: 7:30 p.m. Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman presents their “The Best of Christmas Tour” along with the members of the North State Symphony. $68 premium, $58 adult, $56 senior, $46 youth, $15 Chico State student. Tickets can be purchased at chicoperformances.com, by calling 898-6333, or by visiting the University Box Office, Corner of W. Third and Chestnut Streets. Laxson Auditorium, 400 W. First St. monca: 6-8 p.m. Music will be performed by Inspire School of Arts & Sciences students Matilda Krulder and Oliver Moore. Chico local Amy Lacey, the creator of Cali’flour Foods, will offer a Cali’flour charcuterie board tasting that includes their crusts, cheeses and meats. 900 Esplanade. 487-7272. Community Habitat for Humanity: 5:30 p.m. Board of directors, open to public. 220 Meyers St., Chico. RSVP to attend, 343-7423. Second Thursday. Oroville Optimist Club: Noon. Friend of Youth community service club. Cornucopia Restaurant, 515 Montgomery St. 589-5319. Second, fourth Thursdays. Circle of Awakening Study and Practice Group: 7:30 p.m. Sky Creek Dharma Center, 120 Three Oaks Court. Ati Yoga, teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. 828-2589. Second Thursday. Chico Citizens’ Climate Lobby: 6:30-8 p.m. Discussions on successes and future plans. For those interested in promoting a national carbon fee and dividend plan. Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave. citizensclimatelobby.org. Second Thursday. Habitat for Humanity of Butte County Board of Directors: 5:30 p.m. at Oxford Suite, 2035 Business Lane. Information, 343-7423, or info@buttehabitat.org. Second Thursday. Gray Lodge Wildlife Area: Sunrise to sunset. 9,100 acres of fields, riparian areas, ponds, waterways; shelter for 300+ species of resident and migrant birds and mammals. Self-guided nature trail, seasonal guided tours, hunting, exhibits. 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. 846-7500. Weekly. Chico Seed Orchard: Pedestrian gate; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Main gate, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. drive-thru Monday-Friday.  209 acres. Tree Farm. No drinking water. Public/private parking, use and leash laws posted at http://www.tinyurl.com/y9w8c86c. 2741 Cramer Lane. 895-1176. Weekly. SCORE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free face-to-face counseling for startup and existing businesses. Service Corps of Retired Executives, 1324 Mangrove Ave., Suite 114. Call Chico Chamber, 891-5556, to schedule appointments. http://www.greaterchicoarea.score.org. Monday-Saturday. Weekly. Temporary restraining order help: RSVP to assure counselor availability. 10 a.m.-noon. 330 Wall St. Suite 50. 343-7711. For victims of domestic violence. Free. Sponsor, Catalyst Domestic Violence Services. 1-800-895-8476. Weekdays. Medicare counseling: Trained, state-registered volunteer counselors assist seniors, adults with disabilities with Medicare matters. Passages Adult Resource Center, 25 Main St. Suite 202, Chico. Appointments, 898-6716. Weekly. Toddler Storytime: 10 and 11 a.m. Stories, songs for ages 3 and younger. Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave. Weekly. Ridge Coalition for Peace and Justice: 762-1333 or http://www.pctn.org. Preschool story time: 10 a.m. Durham library, 2545 Durham-Dayton Highway. 879-3835. Weekly. Chico Air Museum:  9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aircraft, aviation, space artifacts and documents; outdoor museum (jet and propeller driven aircraft); research library, gift shop, speaker series, events by arrangement. Aerospace history of Chico and surrounding areas. Free, but donations helpful. 165 Ryan Ave., Chico Airport. Appointments available for other times. 345-6468. http://www.chicoairmuseum.org. Weekly. Chico History Museum: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. “Chico Through Time” in the Patrick Gallery. “The Evolving Chinese Temple” in the Carnegie Gallery. Admission: $5 adults; $3 seniors, veterans, students, children 5 and older; free to those under age 5.  141 Salem St. 891-4336. Weekly. Museum of Northern California Art (monca): 11 a.m.-5 p.m. “Talking Heads: Figuration From Northern California Ceramicists.” Use of ceramics, paintings and drawings as a means of social expression, humor and political context create a dialogue with a focus on figuration. Independent curator Susan Alexander  chose objects that engage the viewer through subject matter, color and idiosyncrasy. NIAD, a progressive art studio promoting meaningful independent living by artists with disabilities. $5 adults, free to students and children. 900 The Esplanade. http://www.monca.org. 487-7272. Weekly. Chico Creek Nature Center: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Interpretive center for Bidwell Park; exhibits, live animals, public programs. 1968 E. Eighth St. $4 adults, $2 children. 891-4671, info@bidwellpark.org. Weekly. Babies Love Books: 11 a.m. Stories, songs. Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave. 891-2762. Weekly. Valene L. Smith Anthropology Museum: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. “Reimagining Chico: The Archaeology of Our Neighborhoods.” Explores Chico neighborhoods through artifacts found on archaeological digs;one on the Chico State campus which yielded artifacts from boarding houses dating to the early 1900s. The other will connect visitors with the long-abandoned historic Chinatown of Chico. Interactive archaeological activities, maps and community feedback displays. Meriam Library, Chico State University. Free, donations welcome. 898-5397. Tuesday-Saturday. Temporary restraining order help: For victims of domestic violence. Free. RSVP for counselor availability; 330 Wall St. Suite 50. 343-7711. Sponsor, Catalyst Domestic Violence Services. 800-895-8476. Weekdays. Gateway Science Museum: Noon-5 p.m. “Zoom Into Nano,” and  “Beauty & The Beast: California Wildflowers & Climate Change.” Free admission through the end of the fall exhibit season, Jan. 6. 625 The Esplanade. 898-4121. http://www.csuchico.edu/gateway. Weekly. Chico Creek Nature Center: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Janeece Webb Living Animal Museum, Wednesday-Saturday. Exhibits, living animals, public programs. 1968 E. Eighth St. $4 adults, $2 children. 891-4671, info@bidwellpark.org. Weekly. Babies Love Books: Noon and 1 p.m. Stories, songs and bounces for newborns to 18 months. Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave. 891-2762. Weekly. Chico Heritage Association: Noon-3 p.m. Volunteers help with questions on history of area, businesses, homes, individuals; research library. Donations appreciated. Garden Walk, 225 Main St. 345-7522. http://www.chicoheritage.net. Weekly. After school story time: 3 p.m. Ages 5-9. 1108 Sherman Ave. Chico Library. 891-2762. Weekly. Wii game time: 3-5 p.m. For 12- to 17-year-olds. Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave. Weekly. Domestic violence support group: 5:30 p.m. Chico Drop-In Center, 330 Wall St. Suite 50; 343-7711. Weekly. Catalyst Domestic Violence Services: 1-800-895-8476; catalystdvservices.org. Weekly. Clubs Annie K. Bidwell Parlor: 7 p.m. Native Daughters of the Golden West Hall, 965 Salem St. Cheryl Brann, 893-5516. Second Tuesday. Durham Community Women’s Club: 7 p.m. For location, 342-7877. Second Thursday. Chico Camera Club: 6:30 p.m. Informal group for sharing personal art and insights. The Lodge at Sierra Sunrise Village, 2750 Sierra Sunrise Drive. http://www.chicocameraclub.com or 831-236-3322. Second Thursday. SIRS Dominoes group: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch ($15) and Mexican Train Dominoes games. Red Lobster. Soft drinks, coffee free. New players welcome. Sons in Retirement. Fergie Ferguson, 342-6459. Second Thursday. Exchange Club of Durham: 6:30 a.m. Red Rooster Cafe, 9418 Midway, Durham. 876-7763. Weekly. Chico Breakfast Exchange Club: 7 a.m. Kalico Kitchen, 2396 The Esplanade. Bill Morris, 342-7805; http://www.nationalexchangeclub.org. Weekly. Butte Business Network: 7:15 a.m. Italian Cottage, 2234 The Esplanade, Chico. 893-4464. Weekly. Salvation Army Home League: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Salvation Army, 567 E. 16th St., Chico. 342-2199. Weekly. LeTip Chico Lunch Club: 11:30 a.m. Exchange business referrals. 342-4229, letip.com. Mom’s, 209 Salem St. Weekly. Sons in Retirement (SIRS), Branch 84: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, guest speakers, golf, bridge, hiking, fishing, newsletter, travel. No dues. Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave. Jim Hertl, 897-0402. Weekly. Sons In Retirement Bridge Club: Noon. Chico SIR members play Chicago bridge. The Lodge, 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace. Robin Thompson, 343-2953. Weekly. Toastmasters, Hooker Oak Club: 12:15-1:15 p.m. California Northern School of Law, 1395 Ridgewood Drive. 519-3304. Weekly. Chico Eagles: 3 p.m. doors, 4:30 p.m. Pack sales and kitchen open for snacks/dinner; speedball 5:45 p.m.; Bingo, 6:15 p.m. Door prizes. Eagles Hall, 1940 Mulberry St. Proceeds benefit local charities. Charlene Hefty, 518-7767. Weekly. Speak Easy Toastmasters: 5:30 p.m. Willows Library, 201 N. Lassen St. 968-5038. http://www.toastmasters.org. Weekly. High Sierra Model Railroad Club: 6-10 p.m. 3650 Morrow Lane. New members welcome. Joe Clark, 342-4305. Weekly. Chico Citizens’ Climate Lobby: 6:30-8 p.m. Education and promotions of solutions to climate change. Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave. 893-1855. Weekly. Chico Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Learn to communicate effectively. Enloe Rehab Center conference room, 340 W. East Ave. 893-4464. Weekly. Health, emotional support Hepatitis C Support Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch included. Chico Family Health Center/Ampla Help, 680 Cohasset Road. Jeanette Warner, 566-7513, warnerjeanette@comcast.net. Second Thursday. Diabetes Support Group: 6 p.m. For people with Type 2 Diabetes; open to those living with diabetes, friends and family. Enloe Outpatient Center, 888 Lakeside Village Commons, Bldg. C, Room A. 332-6802. Second Thursday. Alcoholics Anonymous, Chico: Chico Central 6:30, 8 a.m. noon. 3:30 p.m. 5:30, 7 p.m. 1102 Mangrove Ave. Weekly. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 8:30-9:15 a.m. Weigh-in; 9:30-10:30 a.m. Weight loss support group meeting. Grace Brethren Church, 355 Panama Ave. 342-9017. Weekly. Iversen Wellness & Recovery Center and Med Clinic: Computer Lab open 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. 492 Rio Lindo Ave. Wellness, 879-3311; Med Clinic, 879-3974. nvcss.org/programs/iversen. Weekly. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, Chico NA; 7 p.m. Candlelight meeting. Both at 255 E. 20th St., Unit C. 1-877-669-1669. Weekly. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, Open (JFT), 2234 Park Ave.; 6 p.m. Free to be Me, LGBT meeting (O/TD), Unitarian Church, 1289 Filbert Ave.; 7 p.m. Chico (O/CL/TD), 2234 Park Ave. Weekly. SAYes! Teens, Stonewall Alliance Center: 3:30-5 p.m. Group meets; social time, discussions of issues surrounding sexuality, growing up LGBT in rural areas. Ages 14-17. 358 E. Sixth St., Chico. 893-3336. Weekly. Victims of Domestic Violence Support Group: 5:30 p.m. 330 Wall St. Suite 50, Chico. 343-7711. Also Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Catalyst Domestic Violence Services. 876-0397. 24-hour crisis line 1-800-895-8476. Weekly. Overeaters Anonymous: 5:30 p.m. Meets at 1600 Mangrove Ave., Chico. 760-518 6480 or 514-4610 (24 hour line). Weekly. Pills Anonymous “Chico’s Got Hope”: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Big Book study/speaker. Open discussion based on 12-step recovery program, prescription drug addiction. Newcomers, loved ones and those addicted to other substances. 2341 Floral Ave.Call/text 624-0094. Weekly. Overeaters Anonymous: 5:30 p.m. Meets at 1600 Mangrove Ave., Chico. 760-518 6480 or 514-4610 (24 hour line). Weekly. Transgender Stonewall: 6 p.m. Peer support group for all individuals, from those questioning gender role/identity to those living their authentic genders, plus spouses, partners, siblings, children, friends and allies. Stonewall Alliance Center, 358 E. Sixth St. 893-3336. Weekly. Celebrate Recovery Christian 12-Step Program: 6:30-9 p.m. East Avenue Community Church, 1184 East Ave., Chico. 342-1806. Weekly. Overeaters Anonymous: 5:30-6:30 p.m. St. John Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Ave. Walter, 343-1029. Weekly. Al-Anon: Chico — 7:15-8:15 p.m. Experience, Strength & Hope. First Christian Church, Room 5, 295 E. Washington Ave. 342-5756. Weekly. Submit calendar listings, corrections or updates by email calendar@chicoer.com, fax 342-3617 or mail Enterprise-Record, P.O. Box 9, Chico, CA, 95927.
12 Dec 18
Homerton College Library weblog

Hi! I’m Sarah and I will be here for a few months until the end of March as Deputy Librarian. I’m on secondment from Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), so I’m well placed to help you with your research, find information and navigate databases. I also have expertise in social media, Qualtrics survey software, Zotero […]

12 Dec 18
Wolverhampton's War

Herbert was born in Cannock in 1883, the son of John Herbert and Mary Jane Lockett. By 1901, they were living at 52 Bilston Street, Wolverhampton, along with Herbert’s siblings Tom Clark, Matilda Grace, Harry Wallace, Lilian Hilda, Winifred May and Elsie Janet. Herbert was a house painter and decorator. They were at the same […]

12 Dec 18
Romi Reads

‘Tis the holiday season which means that people are thinking of what they’d like to have for Christmas. Here in the Netherlands we don’t really celebrate Christmas with presents underneath the tree, but fortunately, not long after it’s already my birthday (on January 4th)! So, here are the books that are highest on my to-buy […]

12 Dec 18
Coffee and Cocktails at the Casa

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Happy Hump Day!  I’m going to try to make more of an effort to do weekend wear along with my school outfits, o.k.?  Unfortunately, my weekend hair and makeup are not as camera ready, if you know what I mean, thus the cut off head.  This was Saturday hospital and errand […]

11 Dec 18
Parish Mouse

Fladbury (with the Chapelries of Stock and Bradley, Throckmorton, and Wyre Piddle; and the Hamlets of Hill and Moor, and Abbots Lench, or Hob Lench) Billings Directory 1855 Fladbury is a very extensive parish and village, situate about 3 miles E. of Pershore, containing in 1851 a population of 394 inhabitants. In the reign of […]

10 Dec 18
Golden Hare Books

Scotland’s history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe medieval Queen Margaret to today’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon, it encompasses women from all stations of class and fame and notoriety, offering a tantalising view of what happened to them, and how they felt.

Drawing on court and kirk records, exchequer rolls and treasurer’s accounts, diaries and memoirs, chap books and newspapers, government reports and eye-witness statements, Scotland: Her Story brings to life the half of history that has for too long been hidden or ignored.

Features material by from a hugely diverse range of authors, including: The Maid of Norway * Princess Matilda * St Margaret * Margaret Tudor * Mary, Queen of Scots * Lady Grizel Baillie * Elsie Inglis * Mary Slessor * Catherine Dickens * Jane Carlyle * Madeline Smith * Catherine Carswell * Willa Muir * Nan Shepherd * Muriel Gray * Sue Black * Sally Magnusson * The Queen Mother * Rona Cameron * Elaine C. Smith * Evelyn Glennie * Jessie Kesson * Winnie Ewing * Muriel Spark * Tilda Swinton * Liz Lochhead * Lulu * Janice Galloway * Jackie Kay * Ali Smith * Liz McColgan * Mhairi Black * Judy Murray * Nicola Benedetti * Nicola Sturgeon

10 Dec 18
Coffee and Cocktails at the Casa

Monday, December 10, 2018 O.k. – 10 more days until break!  I actually got a lot accomplished this weekend. I’m linking up today with My Glittery Heart, Lindsay’s Sweet World, and The Sirois Family.  Check out the other posts here. I scheduled my Kroger pick up for Friday right after school and it was a […]

09 Dec 18
Empty Branches on the Family Tree

I knew it was time to write to Genea-Santa! Here is Randy Seaver’s  SNGF topic on Genea-Musings for this week: Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. Here’s your chance to sit on Genea-Santa’s lap (virtually) and tell him your Christmas genealogy-oriented wish list: 1) Write your Genea-Santa […]

08 Dec 18
History Exploration with Niall

As I was going down Sackville Street in the 18th Century Niall C.E.J. O’Brien   Sackville Street, or O’Connell Street as it is known today, was built about 1750 as part of a redevelopment of the area by Luke Gardiner who, in 1714, had acquired ownership of the St. Mary’s abbey estate from Viscount Moore, […]

08 Dec 18
WOODYRADIOBLOG

Wow–it’s already December! Time for the holidays. I’m not one who’s traditionally big on Christmas music–unless it’s cool, quirky, or unusual (more on that later). But don’t worry–I’m not going to be doing any strictly holiday shows, but with this week’s show, I’ve sprinkled in a few very cool seasonal songs. We’re approaching the end […]