Many things to do today: Saturday, March 5
Traders co-op -- Hosted by Shasta Commons, noon to 2 p.m., A Melo Place, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Bring any homemade, crafted, homegrown, offerings of hour service trade, harvested items, seeds, etc., to trade or barter with others. Info: 926-6836.
Spaghetti feed -- Hosted by Weed High School Lady Cougars Softball Team at the Sons of Italy Hall, 155 Clay Street, Weed. No-host bar, 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m. Includes prizes raffles, gift auction and cake/dessert auction. Cost: $8, adults; $5, kids ages 6 to 12; ages 5 and under are free.
Paul Gianera race -- The Mt. Shasta Race Association and Mt. Shasta Ski Team will host the annual Paul Gianera Memorial Race at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Fun competition open to skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers of all ages and ability levels.
Individual competition on Saturday, March 5. Family and business team competition on Sunday, March 6. Proceeds benefit the Mt. Shasta Ski Team. Info/entry forms: 859-3700 or visit mtshastaskiteam.com
Gun antiques & collectibles -- The 29th annual Redding Breakfast Lions Club Gun Antiques and Collectibles Show, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and March 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Redding Convention Center. Admission: $6, adults; children under 12, free with adult. Projects benefit youth and charitable projects. Over 150 vendors and 300 tables of merchandise and exhibits. Includes Kilroy World War II living history displays of German and allied materials. Nor-Cal Veterans Historical Association will be present with helicopter and Vietnam and Gulf War era memorabilia.
Appreciation day -- Customer Appreciation Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Paws & Shop Thrift Shoppe, 1208 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. A 50 percent off storewide sale (some items excluded). Plus: $3/bag: clothes, shoes, socks, purses, hats, belts (excludes white tag items). Includes 1st Saturday book sale: all books, $5/bag (excluding vintage books). Info: 926-8878.
Herbal hour -- Alternative Health Solutions with herb specialist Sandy Patterson, 1 to 2 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma Street. Learn what to do to take responsibility for your health. Discussion on what herbs are historically used for specific ailments and for different body systems. Free samples. Info: 938-3907.
Dharma talk -- Impermanence, 10 a.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Road, Mount Shasta. Given by Venerable Geshe Kunchok Tenzin. Followed by Blessing of the Mandala and Ritual Dissolution by the Gaden Shartse Monks. Small portions of dissolved mandala offered to those in the audience. Info: 926-1271.