Community Briefs: Flood plan meeting scheduled Thursday
Colusa County Supervisor Denise Carter has scheduled a meeting to discuss the proposed Central Valley Flood Protection Plan at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sacramento River Fire Protection District station in Colusa.
The discussion will include levee protection for communities next to the river, canal and weir impacts, FEMA implications and more.
The meeting is being held in conjunction with the last of Sheriff Scott Marshall's community meetings.
The fire station is located at 235 Market St.
Walk/Run for diabetes April 22
A 1-mile walk and 5K run are scheduled for April 22 to raise funds for the fight against diabetes.
Colusa High senior Amber Townsend is organizing the event as part of her senior project, which also includes creating a poster, writing a term paper on the subject, and an oral presentation before a panel of judges.
The walk/run will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Colusa Indian Community Building and surrounding areas. T-shirts with the participants' names on the back will be given to the first 250 to sign-up.
Townsend is also accepting donations toward the cause and will display supporting business' pamphlets or business cards at the event.
All proceeds will be given to the American Diabetes Association. For more information, contact Townsend at 790-5149.
Miss Colusa County event open
Applications are being accepted for the 2012 Miss Colusa County pageant. The deadline for turning in the application and the $100 entry fee is 5 p.m. April 26 at the Colusa County Fairgrounds office.
Contestants must reside in Colusa County, and be between 16 and 19 years old on or before June 1.
Applications are available at the fairgrounds, Colusa County schools and at www.colusacountyfair.com.
The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. June 8 at the fairgrounds' grandstand arena. The fair runs June 7-10. For more info, call the fairgrounds at 458-2641.
'Feeling at Home' photos on display
The Colusa County Arts Council is displaying photographic essays by local photographers reflecting "Feeling at Home" in black and white and sepia images.
This event is in collaboration with the Virginia Yerxa Community Read, which this year features "The Grapes of Wrath."
The exhibit runs 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through April, culminating in a show from 2-7 p.m. on Virginia Read Day on April 28. Admission is free.