Events around Plumas County

To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e–mail or call Ingrid Burke at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call James Wilson at 283-0800 or e-mail We will publish the name of the event, location, date, time and a phone number as space permits. All phone numbers are in the (530) area code unless listed otherw

Fri, Oct. 10

Carman Valley:

Field tour, meet 10 a.m. at Calpine Post Office. Tour of fuels reduction, stream restoration projects hosted by Sierra Valley Resource Conservation District, Tahoe National Forest north of Sierraville. Open to the public. To RSVP (encouraged):


Taco night, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8per person.

Feather River Canyon:

Water,Power,FishandFire — TheStairwayofPower, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., meet at Sierra Institute office in Taylorsville. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment Center of Forestry tour discusses hydroelectric power production, fire, drought, impacts on fisheries, ecosystems, recreation, rural communities. $50 per person; includes morning refreshments, lunch, transportation. For information, to register: Lauri Rawlins-Betta, 284-1022;


Cherry Road Gang, Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. $5 cover charge supports Feather River College rodeo team. For information: 283-9788.

Fri – Sat, Oct. 10 – 11


Feather River College rodeo; 6 p.m. Fri, 2 p.m. Sat; Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Top 10 competitors from Fri compete Sat. Free for spectators.

Fri – Sun, Oct. 10 – 12

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Sat, Oct. 11


Artists’ reception, 4 – 7 p.m., The Back Room Art Gallery at Books & Beyond. Featuring Barbara MacArthur, Sylvia Smith. Refreshments served. For information: Dawn Gray, 258-2150.


Annual Heart K Play Day, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Heart K Ranch. Volunteer work projects, tours, socializing, bike rides, hula-hoop contest, silent auction. Barbecue 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. free for volunteers. $25 adults; kids 10 and under free; students $10. Proceeds benefit Heart K restoration projects. To reserve tickets: 283-5758, For directions:

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

Seventh annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk; 7 – 10 a.m.; meet at trailhead to Terrace, Shadow, Cliff Lake trails. Lassen Peak Photography owner Jerri Lee leads professional, amateur photographers on hikes, bringing national event to local area. Bring water, sunscreen, sensible shoes, layered clothing. Walk is free; $10 per vehicle required to enter park. For information:

Meadow Valley:

Pancake breakfast, 7 – 11 a.m., Old Meadow Valley Schoolhouse. Proceeds support Meadow Valley Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical response. $8, $5 children under 8.


Feather River Toy Run, noon – 5 p.m., Elks Lodge No. 1884 at 2004 E. Main St. Hosted by Americans Motorcycle Club. All are welcome; admission $15 singles with toys, $20 couples with toys. Lunch 1 – 3 p.m., full bar, live music, prize giveaways. For information: Eric, 820-2414; Russ, 927-7975; Elks Lodge, 283-1680.

Second annual Fractured Fashionistas Fashion Show, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Vets Hall. Runway show of costumes, fashion for October celebrations. No-host bar, free appetizers. Tickets $20 in advance from Plumas Arts. Proceeds benefit Save Our Theatre, Genesee Hysterical Society, Friends of Plumas County Animals. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402; Trisha Aitken, 284-7480.

Librafest, Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. Featuring DJ Trezz playing ’90s hip-hop to celebrate Libra birthdays. For information: 283-9788.


Annual Indian Taco Dinner, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Grange Hall. Sierra Valley Fire Auxiliary presents fundraiser for Sierra Valley Volunteer Fire Department including giveaway and auction. Adults $10, children $5. For information: Betty, 993-4621.

Sun, Oct. 12


Third annual Blessing of the Animals service, 2 p.m., in front of Community United Methodist Church at 282 Jackson St. Service by Methodist, Lutheran churches includes songs, readings, individual blessings. Well-behaved animals welcome on leash or in carrier; other animals may be represented by photos. 

Mon, Oct. 13


Taco “Tuesday” Monday, 4 – 7 p.m., Elks Lodge. Portola High School softball team serves Mexican food in fundraiser. Prices $1.75 – $7. For information: Karl Popish, 775-843-0377.


Tacos to go fundraiser, 4:30 – 7 p.m., La Sierra Lanes. Proceeds support Quincy High School Mini Trojan Dance Team. For information: 283-1633.

Dance Sampler, 7 – 8:15 p.m., Feather River College Fitness Center. Community education class by Julie Lewis continues Oct. 15, 17.To register: Connie Litz, 283-0202, ext. 317;

Tue, Oct. 14


League of Women Voters forum, 6:30 p.m., Fire Hall. Presentations by District 5 supervisorial candidates.

Wed, Oct. 15


League of Women Voters forum, 6:30 p.m., Portola library. Focus on Portola City Council candidates.


“Birthday at the Barn,” 7 p.m., Learning Landscapes barn on Quincy Junction Road. Quincy High School 100th birthday features birthday cake, traditional homecoming bonfire, music by QHS band, celebration of QHS history. For information: 283-6510.

Thu, Oct. 16


League of Women Voters forum, 6:30 p.m., Plumas County Library. Presentations by District 5 supervisorial candidates.

Fri, Oct. 17


Words & Music, 7 p.m., Williams House. Featuring Love Local. Admission $3 at the door; bring your own beverages, snacks. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402.


Homecoming parade, 1 p.m., Main Street. Dedicated to Quincy High School centennial. For information: 283-6510.


FEAST Food Summit, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sloat Towne Hall. Free event hosted by Plumas County Public Health Agency, Plumas-Sierra Community Food Council, Food Bank of Northern Nevada celebrates local food, explores local food environment, opens community conversation about food system and access. To register:

Fri – Sat, Oct. 17 – 18


Huge yard sale, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Legion Hall on Pine Street. Clothes, furniture, appliances, more. For donation pickup: 284-7580, 284-7328.

Sat, Oct. 18


Fundraiser dinner, Lake Almanor Elks Lodge. Benefits Chester Community Chorus. Tickets available at Lassen Gift Co., from chorus members. For information: Kay Rondon, 707-478-7056.


Halloween Carnival; dinner 4 – 7 p.m., carnival games 4:30 – 7 p.m.; Greenville High School gym. Indian Valley Elementary Parents Club presents costume contest (starts 6 p.m.), pumpkin carving contest (entries must be placed by 6 p.m.), carnival games, photo station, cake walk, haunted house, prizes, candy, bake sale. To donate bake sale items: Anna Lawson, 394-7767. To volunteer to set up Fri: Brandy Cedillos, 566-7067.


Mountain Harvest Festival, 1 – 5 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Craft brewers, wine and beer tasting, vendor booths, live music. Proceeds benefit Plumas Arts. Admission $7 Plumas Arts members, $10 nonmembers. Tasting (includes admission) $30 members, $35 nonmembers (discount through Plumas Arts only, until noon Oct. 17). General admission tasting passes available at Quincy Natural Foods. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. 


Sierraville Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sierraville School at 305 S. Lincoln St. Rock-climbing wall, pumpkins, pumpkin carving, games, juried art exhibit, local vendors, beer garden, bake sale, barbecue lunch by Calpine Fire Department. Admission free, small fee for pumpkins. Proceeds benefit Sierraville Fire and Rescue, Sierraville Recreation Association, Sierra County Arts Council. Art show opens 1 p.m., admission $5; for entry forms:; B.J. Jordan, 289-3673.

Sun, Oct. 19

Indian Falls:

Adopt-A-Highway cleanup, meet 10 a.m. at Plumas Audubon office upstairs at 429 Main St. in Quincy. Volunteers clean up the junction of highways 89/70 to Dog Rock. For information: Bob Beckwith, 616-1893.

Lassen National Forest:

California Native Plant Society outing, leaves 8:30 a.m. from Chico Park & Ride west lot (contact leader for alternate meeting site). Mount Lassen Chapter presents Deer Creek Trail, shady and gradual 1-1/2-mile hike. Lunch by waterfall; view fall colors. For information: leader Wes, 342-2293.

Mon, Oct. 20


Transportation workshop, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Plumas County Public Works conference room at 1834 E. Main St. Anyone interested in coordinated transportation for seniors, people with disabilities, low-income residents welcome to provide input. For information: Jim Graham, 283-6268.

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