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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

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, Oct. 22

Blairsden:

Eat for Health, 5:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center at corner of highways 70 and 89. Class with Petra Koukal, certified personal trainer, nutritionist, yoga instructor, teaches about food choices to maximize performance. Sliding scale $0 – $30. For information: 836-0446.


Portola:

Mental health community forum, 5 – 6:30 p.m., C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School gymnasium. Plumas County Mental Health Department seeks community input. Light refreshments served. For information: 283-6307.


Quincy:

League of Women Voters of Plumas County meeting, 6 p.m., Plumas County Library. Agenda includes review of recent election forums, development of policy handbook. Public welcome. For information: Kathy Price, 283-1195.


Thu, Oct. 23

Graeagle:

Plumas County Republican Women meeting; 11 a.m. business, noon lunch followed by program; Longboards Bar & Grill. Ballot propositions explained; state, area candidates discussed, end-of-session reports presented. $20. Public welcome for program. For reservations (by Oct. 20): Liz Holston, 836-4428.


Quincy:

Mental health community forum, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Quincy High School gymnasium. Plumas County Mental Health Department seeks public input. Light refreshments served. For information: 283-6307.


California Native Plant Gathering, 6 p.m., library at 445 Jackson St. Main topic: seeds. Open to anyone interested in native plants. For information: David Popp: 283-1350.


“Harvey” opening night, 7 p.m., West End Theatre. Play runs through Nov. 2. Recommended for 8 and up. Tickets $18 general admission, $15 students and seniors; available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books, westendtheatre.us.


Fri, Oct. 24

Chester:

Mental health community forum, noon –- 1:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall at 225 Gay St. Plumas County Mental Health Department seeks public input. Light refreshments served. For information: 283-6307.


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


Greenville:

Mental health community forum, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Indian Valley Community Center at 209 Crescent St. Plumas County Mental Health Department seeks public input. Light refreshments served. For information: 283-6307.


Sat, Oct. 25

Calpine:

Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen’s third annual Fall Fiesta Dinner Dance; 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 dinner; Calpine Community Center. Dancing to the Simpletones, no-host bar, auction, 50/50 drawing. $15 adults, $6 children 8 and under. For tickets: Karen, 993-1655.


Chester:

First-ever 5K Zombie Run and Monster Mash Dance Party. Run starts 4 p.m. at Almanor Recreation Center at 450 Meadowbrook Loop. “Zombie” runners compete with “evader” runners for life tickets. Costumed dance party starts 6 p.m., includes DJ music, bratwurst, brews, prizes. $20 per person for dash or mash, $30 both. For information: yourarpd.org.


Genesee:

Genesee Wildfire Plan open house, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Genesee Store. Free lunch, opportunity for public input. For information: plumasaudubon.org/calendar.


Portola:

Community appreciation day, noon – 4 p.m., Feather River Food Co-op at 60 N. Pine St. Free prize drawings, samples, sales for all customers, 10 percent discount for members. For information: 832-1642.


Safe Trick-or-Treat, 5 – 9 p.m., Grizzly Creek Ranch at 5900 Grizzly Road. Sierra Nevada Journeys presents Haunted Hay Ride, trick-or-treating at decorated cabins, costume contest, food, prizes, games. Free. For information: Amanda English, 775-560-6218, Amanda@sierranevadajourneys.org.


Quincy:

Third annual Apple JOLT, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., white house across street from Quincy Natural Foods. Apple juicing event sponsored by Transition Quincy. Bring apples, containers for juice. All are welcome. For information: Karen, 394-0269.


Community appreciation day, noon – 4 p.m., Quincy Natural Foods at 269 Main St. Free prize drawings, samples, sales for all customers, 10 percent discount for members. For information: 283-3528.


Parslow Vibe on stage, 9:30 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. Classic rock/hard rock jamband. For information: 283-9788.


Sun, Oct. 26

Indian Falls:

25th Applefest, noon – sunset, Dawn Institute 1 mile south of gardens on Indian Falls Road. Juicing apples, live music, potluck.


Tue, Oct. 28

Chester:

Sierra Hospice annual board meeting, noon, education building at 150 Brentwood Drive behind Seneca Healthcare District.


Portola:

Plumas-Sierra 4-H Youth Development meeting, 6 p.m., C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School. Anyone interested in a local 4-H club invited to attend. For information: 283-6173.


Thu, Oct. 30

Chester:

Fourth annual costume party and mixer, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Morningstar Log Furniture at junction of highways 89 and 36. Everyone welcome; includes food, bar cart.


Fri, Oct. 31

Chester:

Merchants’ Safe Trick or Treat, 3 – 5 p.m., Main Street. Costume contest at Good Vibrations, storefront contest, prizes.


Greenhorn:

Halloween party, doors open 7 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. 18 and up; wear costumes and prepare to glow. Cover charge $10, $5 before 9 p.m. Music, blacklights, drink specials, billiards, dancing. $25 off room reservations. For information: 283-0930.


Hamilton Branch:

Halloween costume party, Pizza at the Branch. Costume contest with prizes, live performance by Preacher and the Pagan, other activities. Tickets $10. All proceeds go toward Heather Stephens’ medical expenses. For information: Pizza at the Branch, 596-4505.


Quincy:

Rockin’ Halloween Bash, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., Plumas Club at 443 Main St. Live music by The Pinelli Band, costume contest, drink specials, prizes. No cover charge; must be 21. For information: 283-4094.


Westwood:

Inaugural Trunk or Treat, 5 – 6 p.m., downtown. Followed by Fall Carnival, 6 – 8 p.m., Westwood Community Center. Sponsored by Westwood Unified Parent Teacher Student Association. For information: Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce: 256-2456, wacc1@citlink.net.


Sat, Nov. 1

Chester:

Soup tasting supper, 5 – 8 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. Proceeds benefit Lake Almanor Elks Christmas Angels Project. 5 p.m. drinks, social hour, prize preview; 6 p.m. dinner with 10-plus soups, breads, desserts; 7 p.m. prize giveaway. Advance tickets $10per person, available at Elks Lodge, Edward Jones office at 361 Main St. $12.50 at the door. For information: Alice Ross, 310-5098.


Lassen Volcanic National Park:

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 Drakesbad to Devils Kitchen, moderately difficult 4.2-mile round trip hike to view flowered meadows, geothermal features. For information: leader Gerry, 893-5123.


Quincy:

Plumas CASA orientation/informational meeting, 591 W. Main St. Prospective volunteers learn more about court-appointed special advocate program. For information: 283-2227.


Sun, Nov. 2

Quincy:

Hoop Shoot Contest, 10 a.m., Feather River College multipurpose room. Elks host national contest for boys, girls 8 – 13. For information: elks.org/hoopshoot.cfm; Dude McMaster, 283-0670 before 9 p.m.


Tue – Wed, Nov. 4 – 5

Quincy:

“The Fatal Fifties Affair.” 6 p.m. cocktails, appetizers, entertainment at West End Theatre; 7:30 p.m. dinner and show at Moon’s Restaurant. Feather River College Foundation presents murder mystery dinner theatre. Costume prizes. Tickets $40, available at Carey Candy Co., Moon’s. For information: 283-9900.


Thu, Nov. 6

Quincy:

Over-snow vehicle use meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Plumas National Forest meeting open to everyone. For information: Kathy Mick, 707-562-8859.


Fri – Sun, Nov. 7 – 9

Indian Valley:

Christmas Open House. List of participating businesses on Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce website.

Sat, Nov. 8

Blairsden:

Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Proceeds benefit MCRC. For information: 836-0446.


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.


Sierra Valley:

Junior pheasant hunt, Green Gulch Ranch. Presented by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Harrison family. Hunters must be under 16, have 2014 junior hunting license, be accompanied by adult hunter. Includes trap shooting, barbecue by Plumas County Fish and Game Commission. To apply (by 4 p.m. Oct. 15): Terri Weist, CDFW biologist, 836-0889; dfg.ca.gov/hunting.



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