Briefs: Softball signups today
The Colusa County Softball Association would like to invite all softball players from neighboring cities who may have lost their softball program. Team rosters for the Men's League will be accepted from 6-8 p.m. today and April 16 at Round Table Pizza in Colusa, 1031 Bridge St.
To join or for more information, contact Lani at 458-5890, Ext. 101.
Wine tasting tickets on sale
The eighth annual wine tasting sponsored by the Friends of the Colusa County Library will be held as part of the May Surprise around the Will S. Green Park at the corner of 10th and Parkhill streets on May 5.
Tickets can be purchased now for $15 at the Colusa County Library, 738 Market St., the Bookworm Bookstore, 440 Market St., or by calling 458-2227 or 458-2344.
The May Surprise involves events from a number of organizations.
The Colusa County Garden Club will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park pavillion, while the Colusa County Arts Council will hold an art show from 1-4 at the Boy Scouts Cabin, also in the park area. Admission to the show is free.
The Friends of the Library will be conducting its wine tasting and serving desserts in the garden area outside the cabin.
At 2 p.m., the Colusa County Historical Preservation Committee will present their annual awards, and the Pacific Flyway Quilters will have an information table throughout the day.
Get your geek on
The Colusa County Free Library is taking part in the "Geek the Library" campaign to raise awareness about the importance of the local public libraries.
An open house will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the main library.
The campaign highlights what people are passionate about and how libraries can support them. The focus of the program is heighten awareness of the critical role libraries play in their local communities.
"We felt that introducing the Geek campaign to the county during National Library Week (April 8-14), would enable us to begin conversations about the vital role public libraries play in today's challenging economic environment," said Wendy Burke, director of the Colusa County Library
The library offers many new online services, including free live tutoring assistance for students of all ages, help with resume writing, interview tips and other job and career assistance.
Wireless Internet service is available at all of the county's libraries, as are computers that are reserved for public use.
It's rodeo time
Students are gearing up for "Red, Wild, & Blue, Rodeo #82!" at the 82nd annual Maxwell Rodeo on May 19.
The 15 school-wide committees allow all high school and junior high students a chance to become involved in the Maxwell Rodeo.
Entries are available now to Maxwell residents and to out of town residents. The deadline is 4 p.m. May 4.
For information, call 438-2425.
Raising money for scholarships
The Colusa City Firemen Association will be putting on a sparerib dinner at 6 p.m. on April 21 to help raise funds for the Colusa County Film Commission scholarships.
A raffle, featuring a Robert Crowder knife and copies of "Under Their Thumb" by Bill German will be included in a raffle held during the dinner event.
Crowder will be at Kittle's Outdoors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 21.
German, will be speaing at 3 p.m. at Colusa City Hall about his book, which chronicles his experience following the Rolling Stones and producing the "Beggars Banquet" magazine about the legendary rock band. Admission is free.
The dinner also will be at City Hall, 425 Webster St. The cost is $35 and includes one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be on sale.
Tckets are available at Picket Fence Antiques, 334 Market St., Ralph NewlinInsurance, 151 Fifth St., the Colusa Chamber of Commerce, 2963 Sunrise Court, and Kittle's Outdoor Sports, 888 Market St.
For more information, call 458-3642.