Tag Archives: Events

National Park Week

20 Apr

Fun things are happening in our county! We’ve hung our hat on Lassen and if you haven’t been to the Park, next week is a great time to visit.

All next week is National Park Week (April 21-29, 2012) and admission is free at all national parks, including our own Lassen Volcanic National Park. See you at the Visitor’s Center!

Click here for details on National Park Week


Tehama County Trying for its Own Economic Brand; Consultant’s Plan Due Soon

4 Jan
By Janet O’Neil
Published by The Record Searchlight on November 30th, 2011

The movement to boost economic prosperity in Tehama County is about to come into sharper focus, with the imminent return of a consultant advising the community. Roger Brooks, president and CEO of Seattle-based Destination Development International, is expected to unveil a plan after the first of the year, said Kristin Behrens, marketing and community relations manager at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff and a spokeswoman for the Tehama County Branding Project.

Initially, organizers hoped to have distinct brands for Red Bluff, Corning and Manton, plus an “umbrella brand” for the county, by early December. But more discussions are needed among the four teams helping develop those identities. “We’re gathering some feedback now,” Behrens said Tuesday. “We’ll review what we love and what we want to see different.”

Those brand-development teams sprang in part from an August workshop Brooks gave in Corning, after which he held some 20 meetings with groups around the county. He also launched a survey to help identify what’s valued in the area. “We had a favorable number of responses” to the questionnaire, Behrens said, but an exact number was not immediately available.

If an early November fundraiser is any indication, enthusiasm remains high for the effort. The 100-mile Harvest dinner and auction brought in nearly $20,000, Behrens said, compared with $12,500 raised at the inaugural event a year ago. Produce, grains and poultry from area farms were featured, along with nuts from local orchards and wines from Manton. Trail rides, an outing on the Sacramento River and a stay at Drakesbad Guest Ranch at Lassen Volcanic National Park were among items auctioned. Brooks has maintained that Manton’s wines and Lassen park have long been overlooked as tourist magnets. Last year, he and his staff toured the area by car, compiling the region’s assets and liabilities in a 97-page report.

Tehama has been working on the notion of a brand since 2009, after a report on economic growth suggested it as a means to lure people off the freeway by capturing a unique image. The original goal was to raise $200,000, including $125,000 for the work done by Brooks plus a $75,000 war chest to sustain marketing efforts. By August 2011, organizers had raised about $75,000, enough to pay for the first phase.

To see the original story, please visit: http://www.redding.com/news/2011/nov/30/tehama-to-get-economic-brand/

Murder Mystery… A Show to Die For!

7 Jun

Expert Witnesses needed for the entertainment event of the year!

Join the Red Bluff Tehama County Chamber of Commerce for a comical, slap stick, campy and borderline raunchy dinner theater play on June 17th and 18th at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge on Gilmore Street. The play has had such an overwhelming response of support in ticket sales that we had to find a larger venue!

The story, written by local playwright Bryon Burruss, takes place in 1928. Prohibition is in full swing and times are tough in the City of Tator. Mayor Tator (Roger Weigel) has appointed himself every leadership role available and in the process has robbed the city blind, leaving them broke and looking for ways to improve their economic situation. The self absorbed leader has invited only the wealthiest, most distinguished (that’s YOU!) to his gala event at city hall to announce his plan to save the city. Upon arrival, you will see first-hand, his idea of fundraising for the city (although not entirely legal), then be escorted to the gala dinner where the shenanigans will really take off as cigarette girl Ella Mentry (played by Ellie Scott) prances you into the affair. Once seated, you will learn of Mayor Richard “Dick” Tator’s past marriage to Wanda Schtupp (played by Beth Maxey) and meet her current beau, Mike Rotchtickles (played by Clay Parker). You will also be amazed by the Mayor’s current love triangle with new fiancé Robyn DeCradle (Cori Dittner) and mistress, Annie Body (Annemarie March) and the many, many characters who love to hate the Mayor including the very rich Dinah Sore played by Terri Bauer or the very intimidated heart throb Hugh Mungus played by Jason Bauer. Of course you will not go without being hassled by the Prohibitionist, Betty Kant (played by Kris Behrens) and for the single ladies out there, our police officer, Major Lou Pohl (Dennis Murray) will most likely invite you back to the station for a private tour!

Nigel Mist has directed this cast of characters into a frenzy of hilarity and hoaxes, from the mob boss right hand man, Alex Blaine Lader played by Johnnie Drocco and his two thugs, Gil T Azell (Gerry Gray) and Rankin Smellie (Rob Schmid). Not to worry, if you feel anxiety from the overwhelming characters, there is a doctor in the house-Dr. Daryl B. Paine played by Chip Thompson. And of course, every gala comes complete with entertainment, which Scott Matthews is providing in his character the marvelous magician Wayne Kerr. And what would a roaring 20’s play be without music and well, ladies of the evening? Greg Stevens, our resident rag time talent will accompany the party while Faye Kinnet (played by Liz Foresburg) offers her “girls” to entertain the guests (played by Tammy Davidson and Sarah Swaggarty).

There are over 35 hands-on volunteers dedicating time, attention, talent and resources to the event. The venue and its details are designed and managed by Serena Metcalf. Our menu designed and delivered by local talent, Linda Ezzat and Cori Dittner, will include a menu complete with antipasto, Caesar salad, tri-tip, Mediterranean roasted vegetables, baked potato casserole, rolls, and dessert. Beer and wine are included in all performances.

VIP tables are available for Friday and Sunday performances, please call Kris Behrens at 530.526.1974. At the time of this article, there are 5 seats available for the Saturday night performance-and with the new venue, we may be able to expand our seating, watch for updates! Friday and Saturday night performances are $60 each. Enjoy a unique and fun filled experience and support the Destination Tehama Branding Project in the process!

Tickets are available at the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce office (100 Main Street, Red Bluff, 530.527.6220) or by credit card online at ticketforce.com (in the search bar type in “Murder Mystery Dinner” to find the event).
This article was written by Kris Behrens and published in the June 2011 Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Report.

Don’t miss the Home & Garden Tour this weekend!

2 Jun

Mark Your Calendars…

1 Jun

Playwright Bryon Burruss and Director Nigel Mist present…

Murder Mystery Dinner

June 17 & 18 at 6pm
June 19 at 1pm

What you Seize is What you Get

Tickets include dinner, wine, dessert and a show to die for….
More details to come!


Home Tour Fundraiser – June 4th, 2011

27 May

A Glimpse into Red Bluff, Then & Now

Home Tour of Period Homes in Red Bluff
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
Home Tour 10:00am to 3:00pm
Wine & Garden Party 3:00pm to 5:00pm

There are 5 Red Bluff homes on the tour. The Wine Garden is at an additional private residence and will include wine tasting from local wineries, and local faire (food), as well as a silent auction and live music.

$40 for the Home Tour
$60 for the Home Tour & Wine Garden.

Tickets are available at Sparrow Fine Art & Antiques
644 Main Street, Red Bluff – or call Laurel at 530.527.2783

Manton Wine Tour Fundraiser, March 19, 2011

23 Feb

Join us for an Extravagant, Glorious Tour De Manton Wine Country.

March 19, 2011

Enjoying wine tasting at Manton’s most popular Vineyards and an early dinner at The Grange. The Grange will be serving stuffed pasta shells, salad, and French bread.

Tickets are $30/person
Included dinner & tastings

Busses leave at 11:00am from the Frontier Village Parking Lot
(Across the street from the Tehama County Fairgrounds on Antelope Blvd/Hwy. 99)
Seats limited to 80


See you at the next fundraising event!