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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

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 otherw


Thu, Sept. 11
Blairsden:
Chamber mixer, 5 – 7 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center. Hosted by Plumas Rural Services, Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce. Light refreshments included. Focus on domestic violence services, support available; launch education, empowerment programs; provide opportunity to participate in Purple Purse challenge.

Chester:
“Patriot’s Day,” starts 7 a.m., Veterans Memorial Plaza at Truman Collins Sports Complex on Meadowbrook Way. Feather River Blue Star Moms host commemoration including flag ceremony, prayers, address, refreshments.

Sustainable Forest Management tour, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Collins Co. mill and Collins Almanor Forest. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment offers tour led by Terry Collins. Morning refreshments, lunch, bus transportation provided; closed-toed shoes, ability to climb and descend stairs required. $50 per person. For information, reservations (required): SierraInstitute.us; Lauri Rawlins-Betta, 284-1022.

“In the Face of Evil” screening, 7 p.m., Mt. Lassen Theatre. Free; includes popcorn, water. Rated PG-13. Attendees encouraged to wear red, white, blue. To RSVP (requested): MtLassenTheatre.com.

Greenville:
History Night at the Museum, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Cy Hall Memorial Museum. Presentation by Kest Porter focuses on local history from 1930s. Free; all are welcome.

Quincy:
Transition Quincy get-together, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., 182 Buchanan St. Potluck gathering includes sharing progress toward more resilient Quincy, opportunity to engage in projects, programs. For information: transitionquincy@gmail.com; Karen, 394-0279.

Fri, Sept. 12
Beckwourth:
Certified farmers’ market, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms. Vendors offer fresh vegetables, fruit, wines, cheeses, specialty condiments, breads, desserts, artisan wares. For information: Gary Romano, 832-0114; sierravalleyfarms.com.

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

Clio:
Music on the Terrace, 6 – 9 p.m., Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. Featuring Westside Digs. No cover; dinner, grill menus available.

Greenhorn:
All-you-can-eat barbecue, 5 – 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. Ribs, chicken; salmon, veggie kabobs with reservation. Also available: bonfire sing-along with s’mores, horseshoe tournaments, swimming, horseback rides, wagon rides. Barbecues run through Sept. 26. For information: greenhornranch.com, 283-0930.

Fri – Sat, Sept. 12 – 13
Lassen Volcanic National Park:
Photography field seminar; Fri lecture at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center 6 – 8 p.m., Sat excursion at Bumpass Hell 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sponsored by nonprofit Lassen Association Bookstore. All types of cameras welcome; bring water, food, backpack, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, sturdy shoes, clothing layers. $150; $135 for association members. For information: lassenassociation.org; Melanie, 378-1495.

Quincy:
Fundraising rummage sale, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Plumas Motor Supply parking lot. Proceeds benefit Quincy Elementary sixth-grade class watershed education field trips. Gently used items may be dropped off at sale starting 8 a.m. Fri. For information: Amber, 927-9589.

Sat, Sept. 13
Graeagle:
Artist’s reception, 1 – 3 p.m., Red House Art Gallery. Second Saturday art weekend features painter Phil Gallagher. Meet artist, view recent work. For information: 836-0104.

Taste of Mohawk CANCELED. For information: 836-0446.

Genesee, Indian valleys:
Plumas-Sierra Master Gardeners tour, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Master gardeners offer advice on vegetable production, fire-safe landscaping, weed and pest control, more. Free; open to the public. Donations appreciated. Space is limited. For reservations (by Sept. 10): 283-6572.

Lake Almanor:
Ducks Unlimited Banquet, Lake Almanor Country Club clubhouse. Proceeds support wetland restoration. Prizes, merchandise available in prize drawings, auctions, games; prime rib dinner by John and David Price. For information: Tom Gaither, 259-5025; Eric Rudgers, 259-3945.

Quincy:
Barbecue picnic, starts 3 p.m., Dame Shirley Plaza. Plumas Arts hosts thank-you for Save Our Theatre contributors. Includes project updates; live music; no-host beer and wine; barbecue pork rib or chicken plate $10. Bring potluck dessert. Free for Plumas Arts members, SOT donors. To RSVP: 283-3402, information@plumasarts.org. For information: plumasarts.org.

Fire on the Mountain, starts 6:30 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. Fundraiser for Save Our Theater campaign includes fire-themed party with DJs, drink specials, hoop garden, street performances featuring local belly dancers, fire spinners, drummers, firefighter auction. $5 donation for entry to sports bar; $10 donation for access to upstairs lounge, free drink, appetizers.

Westwood:
23rd annual Chimney Fund Chili Cook-Off, noon – 5 p.m., Double “G” Iron Horse Saloon. Chili, salsa tasting, barbecue, prizes, 50/50 drawing, kids’ games, face painting, Smokey Bear, live music, more. Proceeds benefit Chimney Fund. Sign up by Sept. 10 at saloon. For information: Mary, 256-2621.




Sun, Sept. 14

Clio:

Tasting on the Terrace, 5 – 7 p.m., Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. “Pinot Passion” features pinot noirs from multiple growing regions, wine-paired appetizers, wine discounts. All guests welcome.




Greenville:
“Facing the Giants” movie event, 10 a.m., Assembly of God Church at 102 Forgay Road. Potluck meal follows.

Lake Almanor:
17th annual Wheel Around Lake Almanor Handcycle Endurance Ride, starts 9 a.m. in front of Lake Almanor Elks Lodge No. 2626. Sat appetizers 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m.; Sun participant breakfast at Elks Lodge. Support cyclists also welcome for $25. For information: Terry Parsons, 258-9447.


Mon, Sept. 15
Blairsden:
Charcoal drawing series, 1 – 2:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center. Classes continue Mondays. Six-class series $60; drop-ins $12. For information: 836-0446.

Barbecue and Mountain Music on the Lawn, Bontaful Gardens. Last event of season. For information: 836-1619.

Quincy:
Guided painting, 5 – 7 p.m., The Drunk Brush. Art instructor Danielle Frid leads session to support Save Our Theatre campaign. $40 fee includes all materials, glass of wine. Sign up at The Drunk Brush.

Tue, Sept. 16
Blairsden:
“Rest of your life” planning workshop, 5:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center at corner of highways 89 and 70 near Corner Barn. Joanne Danielson, of Graceful Transitions Coaching, offers guidance for end-of-life planning. For information: 836-0446, mcrc@plumasruralservices.org, plumasruralservices.org/mcrc.

Greenville:
Greenville High School Booster Club tri-tip barbecue, 6 p.m., GHS gym parking lot. In conjunction with Back to School Night; open to all. Rescheduled from Aug. 22 (all Aug. 22 tickets will be honored). Proceeds support football program. Tickets available at Anna’s, Evergreen Market, Plumas Bank, Village Drug, at the door.

Portola:
Community blood drive, noon – 4:30 p.m., Parish Hall Holy Family Catholic Church. Hosted by Eastern Plumas Health Care Auxiliary. For appointments (not required): UnitedBloodServices.org, sponsor code Portola. For appointment assistance: Nifty Thrifty, 832-5967.


Wed, Sept. 17
Chester:
Chester High School Boosters annual tri-tip dinner, 5 – 7 p.m., Chester Elementary School. Homemade tri-tip, baked potatoes, salad, corn, dessert offered dine-in or drive-thru (enter Martin Way, exit Aspen). Tickets $10, purchase at the door, CHS office, The Coffee Station, Berkshire Hathaway Lake Almanor Real Estate, from CHS athletes. Children 5 and under eat free with adult meal purchase. Proceeds support CHS sports.

Quincy:
College, Career and Transfer Fair; 9:30 a.m. – noon; Feather River College Multipurpose Building (gym). For information: Jan Prichard, 283-0202, ext. 322, jprichard@frc.edu.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Doors open 6 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Screening of 10 selections from Nevada City show, beer, prize drawing. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402.

Thu, Sept. 18
Blairsden:
Speakers Bureau, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center. Featuring Dr. John Scott speaking on prostate health. Includes light snacks, beverages. For information: 836-0446, mcrc@plumasruralservices.org, plumasruralservices.org/mcrc.


Fri, Sept. 19
Beckwourth:
Certified farmers’ market, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms. Vendors offer fresh vegetables, fruit, wines, cheeses, specialty condiments, breads, desserts, artisan wares. For information: Gary Romano, 832-0114; sierravalleyfarms.com.

Greenhorn:
All-you-can-eat barbecue, 5 – 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. Ribs, chicken; salmon, veggie kabobs with reservation. Also available: bonfire sing-along with s’mores, horseshoe tournaments, swimming, horseback rides, wagon rides. Barbecues run through Sept. 26. For information: greenhornranch.com, 283-0930.

Quincy:
Brown bag lunchtime presentation, noon, Mt. Hough Ranger District at 39696 Highway 70. Doug Scott, chairman of National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, speaks on value, importance of wilderness today. Bring picnic lunch, water, blanket or chair for lawn.For information: Leslie Edlund, 283-7650, ledlund@fs.fed.us.


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