Colusa, Williams

Blood drives set for December

Blood drives are set from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8 at Colusa High School, 901 Colusa Ave., Colusa, and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 19 at Granzella's Banquet Center, 457 Seventh St., Williams.

Donors must be 18 years old (16- and 17-year-olds may bring a signed BloodSource parental consent form) and weigh at least 110 pounds. They are asked to bring a photo ID and drink plenty of fluids before donating. Participants will receive a free T-shirt and earn MyBloodSource rewards.

Call 866-822-5663 or visit for more information.

Colusa County

Registration due today for child passenger safety class

Registration is due today for a class in keeping children safe in a moving vehicle.

The class is from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Colusa County Public Health, 251 E. Webster St. It costs $20; an appropriate car seat will be provided. Children are not allowed to attend the class.

Log on at for more information.


Chocolate Festival set for Sunday

Have a sweet tooth? There's nothing sweeter than a festival this weekend.

The 20th annual Chocolate Festival will take place from noon-3 p.m. Sunday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, at the corner of Fifth and Webster streets.

There will be a silent auction and music from the Colusa High Carnegie Quartet and the only working pipe organ in the county.

A donation of $10 is requested. Each attendee will receive five samples of chocolate desserts.

All proceeds will benefit county charities.

Call 458-4197 for more information.


School district board to meet

The Williams Unified School District board will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the multipurpose room of Building F, 499 Marguerite St.

The public is invited to attend.


Museum to have holiday party

The Willows Museum is holding its annual Holiday Party on Dec. 15 at 336 W. Walnut St.

The evening begins at 5 p.m. with finger foods, then the music begins at about 5:15 with the Mennonite Youth Choir performing followed by local bluegrass band Better Than Last Year.

Guests are welcomed to view the displays and visit with neighbors and friends.

The museum asks anyone able to bring a favorite finger food to share in the celebration.

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