Community Briefs: Family Game Night tonight at Colusa library
The Colusa County Library is hosting a Family Game Night from 6-7:30 p.m. today.
StoryTime will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by crafts at 7. This week's theme is Valentine's Day.
The library is located at 738 Market St. For more information, call 458-7671.
Golden Pheasant event Sunday
Our Lady of Lourdes parish will host its annual Golden Pheasant Celebration from 5-7 p.m., Feb. 12 at St. Bernadette's Hall, 745 Ware Ave., Colusa.
Tickets are $100, with a prize of $1,000. The tickets can be shared by as many as four people.
Chairwoman of the event is Maryann LaGrande.
For information, contact Alma Hickel, 458-4826.
Youth award nominations open
The Colusa County Office of Education is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Caring Youth Awards.
Nominations are open for anyone 5 to 18 years old, and all children who are nominated will be acknowledged.
Nominations are based on three categories of "Community Values," which are derived from the Search Institute's 10 Developmental Assets.
The three categories are: Strength of Character; Heroic Resilience; and Community Service.
Nomination forms, which explain more about the program, are available at every school in the county.
For more information, contact Cindi Hudgins, 458-0330, ext. 10327.
Maxwell will discuss bird issue
The Maxwell Community Advisory Committee will hold an informational meeting on what can be done to prevent the migrating egrets and herons from settling into the town's trees this spring.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at the American Legion Hall, 258 Oak St.
'Feeling at home' photos sought
The Colusa County Arts Council is accepting entries to its "Feeling at Home: A Photo Essay" show in conjunction with the third annual Virginia Yerxa Community Read. The read, focusing on "The Grapes of Wrath," will be held April 28.
The Arts Council show will highlight black and white photos "featuring images that capture the felling of home," and in the style of photographer Dorothea Lange.
Lange was associated with John Steinbeck while he wrote the articles that ultimately became his classic novel.
Entries are due by March 1. Entry forms and additional information are available at http://colusacountyartscouncil.com.
Duck-stamp contest under way
California students in grades K-12 are encouraged to participate in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp annual art competition.
Proceeds from the sale of Junior Duck Stamps are used to fund conservation education, awards and scholarship programs.
Entry forms and teacher's guides may be obtained at www.fws.gov/juniorduck/States/California.htm
Entries must be postmarked March 15 or earlier and mailed to: Junior Duck, c/o Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, 752 County Road 99W, Willows, CA 95988.
For more information, contact the Refuge at 934-2801 or www.fws.gov/sacramentovalleyrefuges.