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  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
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Holiday events schedule throughout Plumas County


Quincy: Turkey Trot 5K (3.2 miles) run/walk, FRC soccer field. Pre-registration, $20, ends Nov. 20; race day registration, $25, begins at 8:30 a.m.; race at 9:30. Register online at active.com or call 283-5508 for more information. All proceeds go to Tru Community.

Quincy: Elks Thanksgiving Dinner, Elks Lodge, 3 p.m. for veterans, Elks, Elk widows, friends, guests or anyone who has no one to share the day with. Reservations are required, by Nov. 23. To reserve, Bill at 281-6448 or Pat at 832-4759. Donations accepted but not required.

Nov. 27
Chester: Merchants’ open house, 5-8 p.m., Main Street, refreshments, caroling. For more info call 258-2426.

Chester: Light Parade, 7 p.m., Main Street; meet at Builders Supply at 6 p.m. For guidelines call 258-2426.

Nov. 27–28
Chester: Mistletoe Lane Christmas Boutique, noon-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, neighborhood crafters, 181 Olsen St., Michelle Ayers at 258-2843.

Graeagle: Mohawk Artists’ Guild Christmas Faire, Graeagle Firehall; Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Juried arts and crafts, free refreshments, drawing prizes. For information, 836-1399.

Nov. 28
Chester: Sierra Hospice tree lighting, 6 p.m., Wildwood Senior Complex, Meadowbrook Loop, 258-3412.

Lake Almanor: 3rd annual Bailey Creek Holiday Craft Boutique, handcrafted wood items, quilt surprises, $1 table for children, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge. Part of proceeds goes to Elks Christmas Angel Project. For more info call Cheryl Viera at 259-5678.

Taylorsville: Annual light parade, 6 p.m.; prizes for first and second place. For information, 284-7622.

Taylorsville: Holiday Fair, craft fair and holiday decorations to buy, sell and trade from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wolf Creek 4-H members and their leaders and parents will cook and serve up a chili feed, and Indian Valley 4-H members will have a bake sale outside. The banquet room at the back of the Taylorsville Tavern is the center of activities. For more information, call 284-7622.

Nov. 30
Greenville: Community Supper, Greenville Community United Methodist Church social hall on Pine Street, between Highway 89 and Main Street. November hosts are church members, and dressed up leftover turkey is the theme. For information call 284-1560.

Dec. 4
Quincy: 20th annual Main Street Sparkle and Light Parade, 5–8 p.m., includes merchants’ open house, parade, Santa and the Elves, live music and entertainment, Sparkle Princess costume contest, downtown tree lighting. For information, Quincy Chamber of Commerce, 283-0188.

Portola: Holiday tree lighting in downtown 6 p.m. after light parade, 5:30 p.m. Countdown to tree lighting by city mayor (6 p.m.); wagon rides (Rick Joy); bonfire (city of Portola, Public Works); merchants’ open house; pictures with Santa; preschool concert and bake sale (at Arts Center); Methodist choir; tree auction; Christmas carols; sponsored by Portola Railroad Days Association, city of Portola and The Feather Community Arts Center. Donna Mills, 832-6032.

Dec. 4-5
Chester: Mistletoe Lane Christmas Boutique, noon-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, neighborhood crafters, 181 Olsen St., Michelle Ayers at 258-2843.

Chester: Come Home to Christmas, 6 p.m., dinner and show, sponsored by the Lake Almanor Community Church, 2610 Plumas County Road A-13, 596-3683.

Dec. 4–6
Chester: Chester Community Chorus winter concert “We Wish You a Merry Madrigal,” Chester Community United Methodist Church, Highway 36 at Glenwood Drive; Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 3 p.m. Free admission. For information, Trina Woods at 259-2551 or Elsie Wesley at 284-1750.

Dec. 4-7
Quincy: Disney’s “Christmas Carol,” starring Jim Carrey plays the Town Hall Theatre. Friday showing begins at 7:30 p.m. after the Quincy Sparkle tree lighting.

Dec. 5
Crescent Mills: Annual Christmas in Crescent Mills, Crescent Mills Fire Hall, 6 p.m. For information, 284-7454.

Quincy: Eta Alpha’s 34th annual Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Commercial Building at the Plumas County Fairgrounds. Santa photos 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Door prizes, 50/50 giveaway, handmade items, home-baked goodies, food booth and more. Call Gloria at 283-0729 for more information.

Graeagle: Holiday festival and tree lighting (around 5 p.m.). Enjoy the spirit of Christmas and visit all the little red shops. Partake in refreshments at each merchant's open house and have your picture taken with Santa (3-5 p.m.). Take a ride through town in a decorated horse-drawn trolley and listen to the strolling Christmas street carolers. All events free, 1–5 p.m. Graeagle Bucks drawing, after tree lighting, must be present to win, graeaglemerchants.com.

Maybe: Project Santa Bingo will give away prizes and food Calpine Elks Lodge. Beginning at noon with food; bingo begins at 1; prizes all day.

Portola: Santa Train at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, 5-8 p.m.

Loyalton: Christmas craft fair, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Assembly of God fellowship hall, Main Street. Gifts, food, entertainment, fun. Free admission and door prizes.

Dec. 9
Greenville: Decoration of community Christmas tree in front of the Greenville Rancheria office on Main Street, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 284-6633.

Greenville: Winter concert, Greenville High School, 7 p.m., in the cafeteria. Performers include the high school and junior high school bands, and a community sing-along. Admission is free, and refreshments will be available.

Quincy: Plumas Audubon Society, Portola Library, 445 Jackson St., 6:30 p.m. Annual membership meeting and pre-Christmas Bird Count, Winter Bird ID Workshop. For information, 283-0455 or plumasaudubon.org. Sierra Valley Coordinator: Colin Dillingham, dillingham7@juno.com, date: Dec. 14; Lake Almanor Coordinator: Ryan Burnett, rburnett@prbo.org, date: Dec. 16; or American Valley Coordinator: Darrel Jury, djury@frc.edu, date: Dec. 19.

Dec. 10
Quincy: Words & Music, Morning Thunder Café, annual holiday celebration. Doors open at 7 p.m. Monthly series of acoustic music and the spoken word, open mic. Admission $3. For information, Plumas Arts, 283-3402.

Chester: Plumas Bank Holiday Mixer, 5:30 p.m., Main Street, 258-4161.

Dec. 10-11
Quincy: “Nightmare Before Christmas,” the Tim Burton classic, plays the Town Hall Theatre, 7 p.m. with an extra 10 p.m. showing Friday.

Dec. 11
Greenville: Year-end Chamber Mixer in the Greenville Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Main dish will be provided by the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce, with potluck side dishes and desserts brought by participants. The highlight will be the presentation of the annual Indian Valley Community Member of the Year Award. Call 284-6633.

Quincy: 45th annual Wassail Bowl, Citizen and Business of the Year awards, 5:02–7 p.m., Plumas County Courthouse; music entertainment and drawing for 150th fair’s “Parade Horses” by Lacy Ringo. For information, Quincy Chamber of Commerce, 283-0188.

Dec. 12
Greenville: Main Street Christmas, open houses with refreshments from 3-8 p.m. Shoppers and visitors will judge the best decorated businesses. There will be children's activities and vendors of foods and crafts. Santa arrives at 6 p.m., for the tree lighting and the memorial light names will be read. Call 284-6633 for details.

Graeagle: Homes for the Holidays tour features six home, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Door prizes and giveaway. Tickets are $12, available at Millworks, Graeagle Mercantile, Chamber of Commerce, Graeagle Outpost, Value Wise (Portola), High Sierra Books, Finishing Touch and Alley Cat Café, or contact Muriel Aman at 836-2864, Mary Jones at 836-1059 or Lyn Nafzgar at 836-1182. Proceeds benefit the Graeagle Community Church Youth Mission Fund.

Portola: Santa Train at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, 5-8 p.m.

Dec. 12-13
Quincy: "Twas a Couple of Nights Before Christmas" is a quirky, family-friendly play by local playwright Anne Gaudet, opening at the Town Hall Theatre Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 pm. An additional showing is Sunday, Dec. 13, directly after the annual Courthouse Sing, at 2 pm.

Dec. 13
Quincy: Courthouse Sing, 2 p.m., county courthouse; featured performers and community sing-along.

Dec. 16
Taylorsville: Holiday concert, Taylorsville Elementary School students will perform in the Grange Hall at 7 p.m.

Dec. 17
Chester: Words & Music, Coffee Station, annual holiday celebration. Doors open at 7 p.m. Monthly series of acoustic music and the spoken word, open mic. Admission $3. For information, Plumas Arts, 283-3402.

Dec. 18
Portola: Words & Music, Feather River Community Arts Center, annual holiday celebration. Doors open at 7 p.m. Monthly series of acoustic music and the spoken word, open mic. Admission $3. For information, Plumas Arts, 283-3402.

Dec. 18-19
Quincy: Beautiful Feet Dance Company presents “Variations on the Nutcracker,” 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, at Christian Life Fellowship Church.



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