Chico High School Centennial celebration events schedule

Thursday, Sept. 12
Between 6 and 9 p.m., the Chico Senior High School Band and CHS Choir perform many memorable melodies at the Thursday Night Market, located along Broadway between West Second and West Fifth streets, and along West Third Street between Main and Salem streets. in downtown Chico. Many Chico High-related booths will also be stationed at the market, selling CHS memorabilia, Homecoming game tickets, pancake breakfast tickets and more.

Friday, Sept. 13
At 5 p.m., out on the patio at Madison Bear Garden, 316 West Second St. in downtown Chico, a Chico High Homecoming Barbecue is offered. Special prices for Chico High alumni and their guests. Open to the public.

At 5:30 p.m., the Chico Senior High School Homecoming football games get underway, beginning with the junior varsity; varsity game kicks off at 8 p.m., approximately. A fireworks display follows. Happens in University Stadium, on the Chico State University campus. This year’s opponent is Paradise High School. Admission: $6, general/adult; $3, senior 60 and over; $3 CHS student/non-CHS student with valid ASB cards only. Alumni seating is organized by one’s graduating decade.

Saturday, Sept. 14
Beginning at 10 a.m., the Chico Senior High School Centennial Parade occurs, starting at West Third Street and Salem, then moving east on Third to Main, south on Main to West Seventh, west on Seventh to Broadway, finally dispersing at Third and Salem streets in downtown Chico.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., following the parade, a Classic Car Show gets rolling at Chico City Hall, 411 Main St., in the parking lot between East Fourth and Fifth streets.

From 2 to 4 p.m., Chico Senior High hosts an open house, offering tours of the classrooms and facilities on the school campus.

And at 6 p.m., the Chico Senior High School Centennial Dinner-Dance occurs at the Chico Elks Lodge, located at 1705 Manzanita Ave. Cost: $50 per person, $20 of which will be donated to the high school. Featured is The Pretenders impersonation band—mimicking everybody from Elvis to Little Richard. Open to the public. Reservations are required.

Sunday, Sept. 15
7:30 to 11 a.m., the 21st annual Pancake Breakfast happens in Lincoln Hall on the Chico Senior High School campus. Cost: $4 per person; $14 for four. Sponsored by CUTA; a portion of the proceeds benefits the graduating seniors’ scholarship fund.

Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 12-15
Artifacts and mementoes from the three historic buildings that have each been Chico High School are currently on exhibit at the Chico Museum. Special hours: Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13-15. Admission is free; however, donations are appreciated. Group tours are available by appointment. The Chico High exhibit will continue through Friday, Nov. 22. Regular museum hours: Noon to 4 p.m., every Wednesday through Sunday. Chico Museum is located at 141 Salem St., at the corner of West Second and Salem streets in downtown Chico. For more information: Paul or Aubrey, (530) 891-4336.

For more information regarding any of these events, contact Chico High School at (530) 891-3026; or check out the CHS Web site at