Briefs: Riverbend Elementary hosts Harvest Festival
Riverbend Elementary School is hosting its fourth annual Harvest Festival 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday at 301 Stewart Road, Yuba City.
Games, face painting, music and hay rides are part of the festivities planned.
Tri-tip sandwich and pizza will be for sale, along with wristbands for unlimited games.
All proceeds benefit the school and its students.
For more information, call the school office at 822-3100.
Fall Festival is for kids
Camelot Kids Fall Festival, with sword fighters, drama presentations, games and candy, is set from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday at Calvary Christian Center, 2620 Colusa Highway, Yuba City.
The food court opens at 5 p.m.
Event tickets are $4 for children 2 to 16 years; and free for children under 2 years and ages 17 and over.
The evening also includes barbecue meals available for purchase, from $4 to 10.
Call 673-6035 for more information.
Food, screenings at harvest fair
Free samples of local seasonal foods and soccer and dance demonstrations are part of the Healthy Harvest Fair from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Daddow Park, at Sycamore and Virginia streets, in Gridley.
Health providers are also conducting screenings and providing information during the event hosted by Butte County Public Health.
The harvest fair is the culmination of activities held Oct. 18-22 as part of Healthy Harvest Week and the nation wide Food Day campaign.
During the week, Butte County residents participated in walk/runs at elementary schools in Gridley and Biggs, cooking demonstrations at schools and Cal Fresh sign-ups at the library and senior meal site.
Call 879-3671 for more information.
Donations sought for thrift shop
Donations of new and gently used items are sought for the Sutter Buttes Canine Rescue Thrift Shop at 855 Gray Ave. in Yuba City.
Items sought include seasonal goods, furniture, housewares, jewelry and clothing. All proceeds benefit Sutter Buttes Canine Rescue.
For more information, call 755-2025.
Funding available for nonprofits
Local qualified nonprofit organizations with the ability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs in Yuba or Sutter County are eligible to apply for funding through the Yuba-Sutter Regional Joint Designated Local Board.
Yuba County was awarded $49,378 and Sutter County received $79,545 through the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Phase 30.
Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Nov. 7 to the Yuba-Sutter United Way office, the lead agency of the designated local board, at 1521 Butte House Road, Yuba City, CA 95993.
Call 743-1847 for an application.
Few details in shooting
Two people were shot early Wednesday in Yuba City, police said.
Officers responded around 2:50 a.m. to a home in the 800 block of Oxford Court in northeast Yuba City, Lt. Tom Tappe said in a press release.
No arrests have been made. Few details were released later Wednesday.
"At this point, it is unknown if this is a gang-related incident," Tappe told the Appeal-Democrat.
Both victims, ages 49 and 18, were shot in the upper body and are expected to survive, authorities said. The Yuba City men were taken to Rideout Regional Medical Center.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Yuba City Police Department 822-4660.
Road reduced to one lane
Marysville Road, about one mile north of Bullard's Bar Dam in Yuba County, is reduced to one lane for an indefinite amount of time due to a possible problem on the road.
Temporary signs are being installed.
For more information, call the Yuba County Public Works Department at 749-5420.
Donate blankets for Saturday event
Donations of blankets are being accepted for dispersal to the homeless during this weekend's Make A Difference Day event in Olivehurst, hosted by Harmony Health's AmeriCorps members.
Donations can be dropped off at Harmony Health, 1908 N. Beale Road in Linda; and at the Family Resource Centers at Cedar Lane Elementary School, 841 Cedar Lane, and Ella Elementary School, 4850 Olivehurst Ave., both in Olivehurst.
Blankets will be given to the homeless from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Riverside Restoration Church, 5828 Riverside Drive, Olivehurst.
To volunteer or for more information, call 743-6888.