Community Briefs: Sept. 26, 2012
Measure G meetings set
Williams has set three information meetings on Measure G, a ballot initiative that would continue a half-cent sales tax that would otherwise expire at the end of March.
The meetings are at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Sacramento Valley Museum, 1491 E St.; 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Williams fire station, 810 E St.; and 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at City Hall, 810 E St.
The measure would make the tax permanent.
City officials note the tax represents about $410,000 annually to the general fund, or about 14 percent of the total revenue.
Candidates nights scheduled
Soroptimist International of Colusa County has scheduled candidates nights next week in Colusa and Williams. Local, state and federal candidates have been invited.
The first will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Egling Middle School, 813 Webster St.
The second will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Williams Junior High, 300 11th St.
For more information, call 701-1541.
Elk Creek to host arts festival
The Elk Creek Citizen's Library Committee will host its third annual free Arts Festival to show off local area artists' talents.
The event will take place from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundayat the Elk Creek Library grounds, 455 Elm St., Elk Creek.
Complimentary refreshments will be served.
All area artists are invited to participate. Display spaces are free, but on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information or to reserve a space, call 968-5040.
Chamber mixer on Tuesday
North Valley Family Physicians, in collaboration with the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce, will host a 20th anniversary mixer from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, 173 E. Webster St.
Burchfield book fair coming
The annual Burchfield Primary School Book Fair — "All Star Book Fair — Every Reader is a Star" — is scheduled for Oct. 1-5.
The first day of the fair opens after school and includes a free show by the Puppet Art Theater of Sacramento at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
The Book Fair continues from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. the next three days, and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the final day.
All proceeds benefit the school library. For information, call 458-5853.
Celebrate wildlife refuges
The Sacramento and Delevan National Wildlife Refuges are celebrating their 75th and 50th anniversaries from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, 752 Highway 99W, Willows.
Family activities, demonstrations, wildlife observation and behind-the-scenes birdwatching tours will be available.
Events include children's activities, heavy equipment displays, airboat demonstrations, carving demonstrations, duck drawing, and a Junior Duck Stamp display.
Event is free.
To pre-register for birding tours, call 934-2801.
Halloween gig in Arbuckle
The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Omega Nu is hosting a Spooktachular Halloween Ball on Oct. 27 in the Arbuckle Old Fellows Hall, 605 Fifth St.
The witching hour begins at 6:30 p.m., and includes dinner and dancing.
The $40 donation supports the Omega Nu Scholarship Fund.
Must be at least 21 to attend.
For more information, call Sallie at 473-2122 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.