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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 listed.


Wed, Nov. 19

Blairsden:

Speakers Bureau, Mohawk Community Resource Center at corner of highways 89 and 70. “The Battle of Gettysburg” features two local historians, includes artifact display starting 5 p.m., presentation at 6. Free, light refreshments served. For information: MCRC, 836-0446.

Graeagle:

Wino Wednesday, Longboards Bar & Grill. Featuring “think outside the box: wines you may not know.” Casual evening with wine flights, small plates. $45 per person; very limited seating. For reservations: 836-1111.



Quincy:

League of Women Voters of Plumas County meeting, 6 p.m., Plumas County Library. Guest speaker Director of Mental Health Peter Livingston answers questions about recent focus groups, public meetings on county mental health services. For information: Kathy Price, 283-1195.


Thu, Nov. 20

Blairsden:

Community Blood Drive, 1 – 5:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center at corner of highways 89 and 70 near the Corner Barn. Offered in partnership with United Blood Services. For appointments: 836-0446; bloodhero.com.

Quincy:

Book in Common event, 12:15 – 1 p.m., the Gallery at Feather River College. Tom Heaney presents history of Nazi Germany in 1930s – 1940s, as portrayed in setting for “The Book Thief.” Free; open to all.

“Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra” screening, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Local documentary focuses on Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. Seating limited. Tickets free for volunteers working with SBTS on Nov. 15 Mount Hough Trail Day; $5 for others.


Fri, Nov. 21

Portola:

Words & Music; doors open 7 p.m., music starts 7:15; Williams House on Highway 70 across from Sierra Energy. Featuring Cíana. Presented by Plumas Arts in partnership with city of Portola. Bring your own beverages, snacks; sign up at the door for open stage. Admission $3. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402.

Sat, Nov. 22

Chester:

Sierra Hospice Memorial Tree Lighting, 6 p.m., 372 Main St. next to Dollar General. Ornaments in memory of loved ones available until Nov. 19 at Plumas Bank, 255 Main St. Outdoor ceremony features music, Lake Almanor Handbells, reading of the names, candle lighting, refreshments.

Lake Almanor:

Third annual Changing Seasons Craft Fair CANCELED. For information: Suzie, 596-4143.

Quincy:

Waffle breakfast, 8 – 10 a.m., Feather River Grange Hall. For information: John, 927-8879.


Women of Worship presentation, 10 – 11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church at 74 Reese St. Victoria Shea, Ph.D., speaks on supporting those dealing with loss. Includes refreshments. For information: 283-9943.


Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, 5 – 7:30 p.m., Quincy High School cafeteria. QHS S-Club hosts free dinner open to all community members.

Taylorsville:

Indian Valley community radio fundraising dinner and concert POSTPONED.


Wed, Nov. 26

Graeagle:

Wino Wednesday, Longboards Bar & Grill. Featuring Sean’s favorites. Casual evening with wine flights, small plates. $45 per person; very limited seating. For reservations: 836-1111.


Thu, Nov. 27

Greenville:

Thanksgiving feast, 2 – 5 p.m., The Way Station. Free; all are welcome.

Quincy:

Thanksgiving dinner; drinks and hors d’oeuvres 1 p.m., dinner 3 p.m.; Quincy Elks Lodge No. 1884. Includes full no-host bar, football on TV. Free; donations welcome (support Christmas basket program). To RSVP (required): Bill LaMar, 249-9214; Elks Lodge, 283-1680.


Fri, Nov. 28

Chester:

Lake Almanor Christian School Christmas tree fundraiser, from 10 a.m., next to Carol’s Cafe. Silvertip Christmas trees for sale under $30. In conjunction with Merchant’s Night.


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


Merchant’s Night. Everyone welcome to enter vehicle light parade beginning 6 p.m. in front of Builder's Supply. Visits from Santa, the Grinch; holiday treats; store specials; bonfires; family fun; Santa photos at Lassen Gift Co.


Chilcoot:

Annual Christmas tree sale starts, 9 a.m., Sierra Valley Fire Department. Trees $5 per foot; proceeds support department. Sale continues through Christmas.


Taylorsville:

Customer appreciation open house, 5 – 7 p.m., Main Street Salon at 4253 Main St. Live music,appetizers, hot drinks; open to everyone.


Fri – Sat, Nov. 28 – 29

Graeagle:

Mohawk Community Art Faire; Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Graeagle Fire Hall at 7620 Highway 89. Local artists present handcrafts. Prize drawing supports Mohawk Community Resource Center. Refreshments served, admission free. For information: MCRC, 836-0446, mcrc@plumasruralservices.org, plumasruralservices.org/mcrc.


Sat, Nov. 29

Taylorsville:

Taylorsville Christmas Light Parade, 4 – 9:30 p.m. (parade starts 6 p.m.), Main Street. Holiday beverages, chili dinner, Santa has candy canes for kids after parade, bake sale, family dessert time. Benefits Indian Valley schools, Wolf Creek 4-H Club. For information, float registration: Debbie, 284-7622.


Tue, Dec. 2

Chester:

Annual turkey dinner, 6 p.m., Chester Elementary School. Parent Teacher Student Association hosts fundraiser for scholarships. $11 a plate, free for kids 5 and under. For information, to volunteer: Teri Stanley, 258-2770.


Fri, Dec. 5

Portola:

Eastern Plumas Health Care Rummage Sale of the Century, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., EPHC Portola Campus Education Center (behind hospital). Hot cider, refreshments, Santa Claus hosted by EPHC Gives Back. For information: Regina, 832-6510.


Quincy:

Sparkle, downtown. Includes open studio by Rebecca Glaspy at 34 Harbison St.


Sat, Dec. 6

Portola:

Santa Train, 5 – 8 p.m., Western Pacific Railroad Museum at 700 Western Pacific Way near Old Town. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy Christmas decorations, complimentary holiday refreshments. Admission $5 plus three cans nonperishable food per carload, $10 without food. For information: wplives.org; Debra Baer, 832-0819.


Quincy:

Eta Alpha craft show, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.


Open house, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Carey Candy Co. Featuring caramel apples, store specials, Mary Kay product demonstrations.



Mon, Dec. 8

Taylorsville:

Mt. Jura Gem and Museum Society Christmas party, 6 p.m., Indian Valley Museum. Includes feast of homemade dishes. All are welcome; bring toy for Toys for Tots.


Fri, Dec. 12

Chester:

Santa book signing, Books & Beyond.

Quincy:

Wassail Bowl, Plumas County Museum. Includes awards of Person of the Year, Business of the Year.


Sat, Dec. 13

Portola:

Santa Train, 5 – 8 p.m., Western Pacific Railroad Museum at 700 Western Pacific Way near Old Town. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy Christmas decorations, complimentary holiday refreshments. Admission $5 plus three cans nonperishable food per carload, $10 without food. For information: wplives.org; Debra Baer, 832-0819.

Quincy:

All-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m., Feather River Grange Hall. United Bikers of Northern California presents fundraiser for local veterans, other local charities every second Saturday November – April. $6. For information: Dave or Helen Reynolds, 283-4950.


Sat, Dec. 20

Portola:

Santa Train, 5 – 8 p.m., Western Pacific Railroad Museum at 700 Western Pacific Way near Old Town. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy Christmas decorations, complimentary holiday refreshments. Admission $5 plus three cans nonperishable food per carload, $10 without food. For information: wplives.org; Debra Baer, 832-0819.


Sat – Sun, Jan. 3 – 4

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

Ranger-led snowshoe walks, 1:30 p.m., Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Snowshoes provided for $1 donation. Free, open to walkers 8 and up, no children in carriers. Registration required for large groups, not for individuals. Walks held weekends through April 5. For information: http://1.usa.gov/1tJxjGb, 595-4480.


Sat, Jan. 10

Quincy:

All-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m., Feather River Grange Hall. United Bikers of Northern California presents fundraiser for local veterans, other local charities every second Saturday November – April. $6. For information: Dave or Helen Reynolds, 283-4950.



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