Briefs: Growers meeting today
The Colusa County Agriculture Department is holding its annual growers meeting and lunch from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today in Festival Hall of the Colusa County Fairgrounds.
The meeting counts for 3.5 hours toward continued education requirements.
Training on heat illness and confined spaces by On Site Safety Services will be offered. There is no fee.
To reserve a spot, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 458-0580.
Food drive under way
A number of Colusa banks, along with Messick's Ace Hardware, are assisting in making a food drive to benefit Safe Haven Drop-in Center a possibility.
Collection barrels, are at Tri-County Bank, Umpqua Bank, Bank of American and US Bank, and will remain in place through the month of December.
Any non-perishable food item may be dropped off at one of the collection sites.
For more information on Safe Haven Drop-in Center, contact Valerie Stirling at 458-0856 or Dereck Parks at 458-0857.
Christmas concerts scheduled
Instrumentalists and members of the Community Choir, under director, Jody Bowker, will present four programs:
• Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Williams Parkside United Methodist Church, 936 G St., Williams.
• Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Grimes Community Church.
• Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Arbuckle United Methodist Church, Ninth and Pendleton streets, Arbuckle.
• Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 Oak St., Colusa.
Arts Council classes set
The Colusa County Arts Council will host the following classes in the month of December:
Ceramics, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, taught by Peter Adams. $30 per class, $7 one-time materials fee.
Needle Work, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 13 and 27. Free class, $5 materials fee.
Water Color, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 15, taught by Larissa Wilson.
Photography classes are being planned.
To sign up for classes or for more information, contact CCAC at 458-2222; drop by at 430 Market St., Suite C, Colusa; or visit www.colusacountyartscouncil.org.
Group accepting nominations
The Colusa Glenn Subwatershed Program board of directors seeks nominees to represent growers in Colusa and Glenn counties.
The current grower representative is John Garner, a Colusa County farmer.
The program assists its members to meet requirements of the mandated Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program through the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.
The at-large election will be a by-mail vote. Election and voting rights are open to the active members as of Oct. 1. Ballots are due by Dec. 31.
The election date is Jan. 1, for a three-year term.
For more information, call 934-8036.