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EVENTS AROUND PLUMAS COUNTY

To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e–mail iburke@plumasnews.com or call Ingrid Burke at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call James Wilson at 283-0800 or e-mail sports@plumasnews.com. 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 otherwise.

Wed, April 23

Quincy:

Family Walk at Feather River Land Trust Leonard Learning Landscape, meet 5 p.m. at Quincy High School parking area near gym. Rob Wade, Paul Hardy share information about public access, use of area. For information: Vanessa, 283-5758.

 

Thu, April 24

American Valley:

Plumas Corporation community stewardship project, 5 p.m., Greenhorn Creek. Learn about stream restoration, help with willow planting and weeding. For information, directions: Gia, 283-3739.

 

Chester:

Preview, 6 p.m., St. Andrew’s Academy. Includes free barbecue; fencing demonstrations; poetry, grammar, geography recitations; choir presentation; student projects on display. All are welcome.

 

Graeagle:

Candidate night, 6:30 p.m., Graeagle Fire Hall. League of Women Voters hosts forum allowing local candidates to speak, answer questions.

 

Prattville:

Annual spring mixer, 5:40 – 7 p.m., Carol’s Café & Westshore Deli. Carol Franchetti celebrates cafe’s 43rd year of service. Sample favorite recipes, latest creations before May 9 season opener.

 

Fri, April 25

Chester:

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

 

Fri – Sat, April 25 – 26

Lake Almanor:

Annie Jr.,” Lake Almanor Community Church at 2610 Plumas County Highway A13. Fri dinner 5:30, show follows; tickets $20. Sat show only, 6:30 p.m.; tickets $7 adults, $3 students and children 4 and up. Proceeds offset performance cost, support Lake Almanor Christian School general budget. For information, tickets: school office, 596-4100.

 

Quincy:

Godspell Jr.”; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 p.m.; Town Hall Theatre. Dramaworks’ Magic Beanstalk Players kindergarten – eighth grade present musical. Tickets $8 adults, $5 students. Tickets on sale at Alley Cat Cafe, Epilog Books, dramaworks.us.

 

Sat, April 26

Chester:

Chester Little League opening ceremonies, 9 a.m., ballfield at Chester Park. Breakfast burritos for sale 8:30 a.m. (free to players in uniform). Includes national anthem, first pitch. For information: Camille Klimek, 258-6204.

 

Feather River Canyon:

Eighth annual Trout Season Opener, Caribou Crossroads on Highway 70 half-hour from Quincy. Sign up for Big Fish Contest by 7 a.m. ($5 entry fee, 100 percent payback to top three places). Also includes prizes for kids, barbecue lunch and dinner for sale. For information: 283-1384.

 

Greenville:

Inaugural April Dinner and Bingo fundraiser, 5 p.m., Greenville Community Town Hall. Sponsored by Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce.Family-friendly event includes soup, cornbread, salad; desserts by Greenville High School culinary class; bingo (for 18 and up); entertainment. Beverages available for purchase; bingo cards $1 each, $5 for six. Tickets $10; available at Sterling Sage, Anna’s Cafe, Village Drug, Evergreen Market, chamber office (Thursdays, Fridays). For tickets, information: 284-6633.

 

Lake Almanor:

Cache In Trash Out”; meet 9 a.m. at Lake Almanor Campground Overflow off Highway 89. Geocachers of all experience levels meet to clean up around lake while hunting for caches. Garbage bags provided; bring gloves, other tools, GPS device if available. Meet back at park 3 – 4 p.m. for potluck: hot dogs, hamburgers provided; bring drinks, food to share. For information: http://tinyurl.com/ox7zpms.

 

Meadow Valley:

Schoolhouse workday, 9 a.m. – noon, Meadow Valley Schoolhouse. Volunteers help rake, burn pine needles. Bring gloves, wheelbarrows; lunch provided.

 

Plumas-Eureka State Park:

Docent training, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Plumas-Eureka State Park Museum at 310 Johnsville Road. New volunteers 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; returning volunteers noon – 3 p.m.; lunch served noon – 1 p.m. Volunteers work at museum, blacksmith shop, assay office, more. For information, to RSVP (by April 16): Tim Hardie, 836-1995; Marian Sciborski, 836-4509, scibo@digitalpath.net.

 

Portola:

Opening day ceremonies, 10 a.m., Portola Little League field. Includes fundraising Hit-A-Thon to benefit local Little League. For information: Shelly Callahan, 386-1411.

 

Quincy:

Country style breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m., Feather River Grange 440 located at 55 Main St. Choice of eggs “your way,” potatoes, bacon or sausage, beverage for $6. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center.

 

Mother of All Workdays II, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Check in 8 – 9 a.m., barbecue lunch at noon. Volunteers clean up fairgrounds. RSVP for T-shirt. For information, to offer particular skills, to RSVP: fair office, 283-6272.

 

Friends of Plumas County Animals Yard and Bake Sale, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., 2163 E. Main St. Fundraiser for local rescue group. For information: 927-8057.

 

Little League Opening Day, ceremonies start 10 a.m., Rotary Field in East Quincy on Redberg Avenue behind Skip’s 4x4. Games all day, Quincy Little League signature tri-tip sandwiches for sale, Bat-A-Thon fundraiser, banners.

 

10th Plumas Paddle Fest, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., swimming hole near Oakland Camp. Feather River College Outdoor Recreation Leadership program promotes boater safety awareness, offers chance to try various paddling devices free of charge. Demonstrations, instructions, drills, prizes, rubber ducky race fundraiser. Barbecue food available for sale. For information: Aaron Stokes, 927-7149; Renee Mattingly, 916-230-1711, rejumaster@gmail.com.

 

Dine Out for Digging In; seatings at 5:30, 7:30 p.m.; Pangaea Café & Pub. Dinner fundraiser for garden education. Menu: shepherd’s pie (meat or veggie), no-host beer and wine. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

 

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser, 6 – 11 p.m., Elks Lodge on East Main Street. Supports Feather River College Enactus students in Uganda Project work. Menu: all-you-can-eat spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread; dessert auction. Followed by Karaoke by Naoki.Presale tickets $8 adults, $5 children 11 and younger; available from any Enactus member. Adult tickets $12 at the door.

 

Vinton:

Garden and Farm Fest, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sierra Valley Grange. Demonstrations, presentations, vendors, farm equipment displays, DIY projects, kids’ activities, prize drawings. Rain or shine. Fundraiser for Grange. Admission free; food available for sale all day. For information: Laural Colberg, 707-330-3601, lcolberg@hotmail.com.

 

Sat – Sun, April 26 – 27

Portola:

Cabin Fever Quilt Guild 22nd Annual Quilt Show; Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Father Burns Social Hall at 100 Pine St. Includes displays, country store, tea room with lunch available, vendors, Opportunity Quilt drawing. Admission $6; drawing tickets $1, six for $5; proceeds support guild’s community service projects.

 

Quincy:

Third annual gear sale, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Quincy Natural Foods Learning Center on Main Street. Hosted by Outdoor Recreational Leadership Program at Feather River College. Donations can be dropped off weekdays before sale, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at ORL gear room on FRC campus. For donation pickup: Ty Clampp, 559-7992; Megan Bender, rockclimber109@yahoo.com.

 

Sun, April 27

Greenville:

Line dancing class, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Indian Valley Recreation and Park District Community Center at 209 Crescent St. (Highway 89). Featuring specialty line dance instructor Krista. $5 per person; come solo or bring partner. Regular line dance classes first, third Sundays 5 – 6:30 p.m. For information: 284-7279.

 

Portola:

First Celebrate Recovery meeting, 6 – 8 p.m., Portola Station. Biblical program based on words of Jesus helps overcome hurts, hang-ups, habits. Meetings continue weekly. For information: cr.portolastation.org; Lynda, 775-223-9895.

 

Quincy:

Spanish Creek Bird Walk, meet 7:30 a.m. in parking area next to tennis courts in Gansner Park. Plumas Audubon Society walk led by David Arsenault, Tony Hall. Follows Spanish Creek from Gansner Park to wastewater ponds; ends before noon. For information: plumasuaudubon.org.

 

Mon, April 28

Quincy:

Enchilada fundraiser, 4:30 – 7 p.m., La Sierra Lanes. Take-home cook or freeze enchiladas presale three/$5; at door three/$6. Proceeds go toward camera equipment for Quincy High School yearbook class. For information: 283-1633.

 

Tue, April 29

Quincy:

Kindergarten Roundup, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Quincy Elementary School. Physical exams, kindergarten registration, free health exams (up to $226 value), activities, resources, free school supplies. Bring child's birth certificate, vaccination records. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enroll. For information: Nancy Melsley, 283-6500, ext. 741.

 

Wed, April 30

Quincy:

High School Jazz Night, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. High school jazz bands from around county perform together. Donations at the door support high school music programs.

 

Thu, May 1

Chester:

National Day of Prayer observance, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Almanor Recreation Center at 450 Meadowbrook Loop. Chairs set up, music playing to encourage anyone interested to pray for the nation. Organized by Lassen-Lake Almanor Ministerial Association. No officiant or schedule. For information about national observance: nationaldayofprayer.org.

 

Portola:

Raise the Bathhouse fundraiser, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Log Cabin Restaurant at 64 E. Sierra St./Highway 70. The Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council presents May Day dinner, music to benefit restoration of White Sulphur Springs Ranch, especially pool area, new bath house. Food including ribs, chili, salad served at 5:30; The Jawbone Flats Band plays at 7:30. Tickets $20, available at the door, mohawkvalley.us. For information: Alice Berg, 836-1201, bergalice@yahoo.com; Sally Tantau, 836-2334.

 

Thu – Sat, May 1 – 3

Quincy:

Quincy Friends of the Plumas County Library quarterly used book sale, library meeting room. Thu 3 – 7 p.m. Friends members only; Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. open to public. Memberships for 2014 can be purchased for $10. Books cost $1 or less. Proceeds support library.

 

Fri, May 2

Chester:

Art show and reception, 5 – 8 p.m., Blue Goose Gallery of Artists at 607 Main St. First Friday show has “That’s Wild” theme; features art by Lisa Courtemanch, Deb Groesser, Sandi Nelson, Diane Pope. Includes prizes, refreshments.

 

Quincy:

Listen to Your Mother, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Spoken word performance celebrates Mother’s Day. Local performance of national event. For information: listentoyourmothershow.com.

 

Fri – Sat, May 2 – 3

Quincy:

E-waste drop-off days, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Free disposal of most types of electronics. No batteries, paint, VHS tapes, appliances (except microwaves). For information, to volunteer: 283-6272.

 

Sat, May 3

Plumas-Eureka State Park:

Annual clean-up day, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., meet at park museum. Cleaning, raking, opening of trails and venues hosted by Plumas-Eureka State Park Association, Friends of Plumas-Eureka State Park. Bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows. Water, lunch provided. For information: Marian Sciborski, PESPA president, 836-4509, scibo@digitalpath.net; Tim Hardie, 836-1995, hardies@psln.com.

 

Portola:

Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen second annual A Taste of Spring dinner, Calpine Community Center. 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. savory beef stroganoff dinner. Live music, dancing, spring baskets drawings. $12 adult, $6 child. For information, tickets: Paula, 994-3610; Karen, 993-1655.

 

Quincy:

Sixth annual Trojan 5K Run/Walk; 10 a.m., registration 9 a.m.; meet at Quincy High School gym parking lot. Course follows bike path from QHS to Feather River College.QHS track team leads fundraising event. Adults $25, students $15, family rate $80. To sign up: 283-1656.

 

Taylorsville:

Cinco de Mayo celebration; dinner 6 – 8 p.m., dancing until midnight; Taylorsville Community Grange. Greenville High School Booster Club fundraiser includes full taco bar, no-host bar, live country music by Northern Traditionz. Advance tickets $25, at the door $30. Proceeds support GHS sports, activities. 21 and up. For tickets: Kristy Brown at Main Street Salon, 284-1929; Amy Hafsrud, 284-1006.

 

Sun, May 4

Blairsden:

Tea in the Garden,” 2 – 4 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center on corner of highways 89 and 70. Ninth annual event supports MCRC. Tea, sandwiches, desserts made by 12 hostesses; music by Debbie Freeze. Includes door prize, best-hat prize. Tickets $20, available at MCRC (hours: Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.). For information: Heidi, 836-0446 or 836-0254.

 

Mon – Fri, May 5 – 9

Quincy:

Bike to Work Week. Multiple stations set up with refreshments for bike commuters provided by Feather River College Outdoor Recreation Leadership program.

 

 

 

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