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Many special holiday events to enjoy

Wed, Nov. 23

Graeagle:

Special Thanksgiving Eve Service, 7 p.m., Graeagle Community Church. For information: Pastor Michael Preston, 836-2405.

Thu, Nov. 24

Chester:

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 5 – 7 p.m., Cotton Candy Diner at 300 Main St. Ed Staub & Sons hosting along with the Cotton Candy Diner. The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, all the fixings, desserts. No cost, donations accepted. For information, to donate or volunteer: Valerie McCormick, (925) 586-6376.

 

Quincy:

Third annual Quincy Turkey Trot 5K run/walk, registration starts 8:30 a.m., Feather River College. Benefits Tru Community. Prizes awarded to fastest runners. Strollers, dogs on leashes, families welcome. Pre-registration before Nov. 24 $20, $25 day of race. For information, to register: 394-9263; active.com, search Quincy Turkey Trot.

 

 

Fri, Nov. 25

Chester:

Merchant’s Night, 5 – 9 p.m., Main Street. Open houses, tree lighting, Santa visit, light parade, fire pits, appetizers, more. For information: Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce, 258-2426.

 

Fri – Sat, Nov. 25 – 26

Graeagle:

Mohawk Valley Artists Guild Holiday Faire; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fri, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat; Graeagle Firehall on Highway 89. Prize drawing, refreshments, local arts and crafts. Benefits local art and music programs in the schools. Free admission. For information: Linda, 832-1184; Marian, 836-1399.

 

Sat, Nov. 26

Chester:

Sierra 4-Play Christmas tree outing, meet 10 a.m. at Holiday Market. Public invited to join local four-wheel drive club excursion to Lockerman Canyon area to cut Christmas trees. Bring saw, Christmas tree permit, lunch, beverages, warm clothing. Four-wheel drive vehicle required. For information: Thor Schaefer, 258-3254.

 

Sierra Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6 p.m., Wildwood Senior Center at 400 Meadowbrook Loop. Candle lighting, music by the Handbells, annual name reading, refreshments. For information: 258-3412.

 

Taylorsville:

Taylorsville Holiday Festival, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Main Street between Taylorsville Tavern and Young’s Market. Kids’ games, food, jewelry, Santa, holiday crafts, chili dinner, light parade. For information: 284-7622.

 

Sat – Sun, Nov. 26 – 27

Quincy:

Christmas Tree Sale, Head Start parking lot next to the CHP office. Benefits Boy Scout Troop No. 151 of Quincy.

 

Wed, Nov. 30

Quincy:

5th Annual Share the Spirit Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:15 p.m., Plumas District Hospital Front Lawn. Live music, refreshments. Gift of $10 illuminates a Christmas tree light. Light order forms available in the Plumas District Hospital front lobby or at the Quincy Home Medical Services office on Lawrence Street. Proceeds benefit Plumas Health Care Foundation and Plumas Community Hospice.

 

Fri, Dec. 2

Portola:

Tree lighting festivities, 6 p.m. Fire pit, Santa visit, light parade, Christmas tree lighting.

 

Quincy:

Main Street Sparkle, 5 p.m., downtown. Merchants open late, tree lighting 7 p.m., truckers’ light parade. Quincy sixth-grade class selling barbecued tri-tip sandwiches on corner of Main and Bradley, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Pre-orders for whole barbecued tri-tips accepted until Nov. 30; price $25. Proceeds to fund field trips. To order: 283-2248. For Sparkle information: 283-0188.

 

Westwood:

Christmas in the Mountains, 6 – 9 p.m., Community Center. Featuring a parade of lights, visit from Santa, arts and crafts, food, family fun. Free. For information, vendor or parade entries: Bridgett Bustamante, 588-3701.

 

Fri – Sun, Dec. 2 – 4

Chester:

“Christmas Time is Here” Chester Community Chorus concerts; 7 p.m. Fri and Sat., 3 p.m. Sun.; Community United Methodist Church at corner of Glenwood Drive and Highway 36 (Main Street). For information: 258-2426.

 

Sat, Dec. 3

Crescent Mills:

Annual Christmas in Crescent Mills, 6 p.m., Crescent Mills Fire Hall on Carter Street. Santa visit, goodies. For information: 284-7454.

 

Graeagle:

17th annual Graeagle Holiday Festival, 1 – 5 p.m., downtown. Refreshments, carolers, Santa visit, tree lighting in Graeagle Park, horse-drawn trolley rides, bonfire, merchant open houses, prize drawing, more. Free; families welcome. For information: Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, 836-6811; graeaglemerchants.com.

 

Johnsville:

A Christmas Candlelight Chorus, 7 – 9 p.m., Old St. John’s Church. Madrigal singers Le Panache perform under the direction of John Probst in candlelit ambience. Weather permitting. Refreshments following the performance; limited seating. Supports Johnsville Historical Society. Tickets, $20, available at Epilog Books in Quincy, Eco Centric in Graeagle. For information, tickets: Jane Daun, 836-0102, janedaun@yahoo.com.

 

Loyalton:

10th annual Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Loyalton A.O.G. Fellowship Hall. Dozens of vendors from local and surrounding areas. Free admission and free door prizes.

 

Maybe:

Project Santa Claus bingo, 11 p.m., Calpine Elks Lodge. Donation of $10 required. Bacon turkey melt $7, nachos $2. Benefits Project Santa Claus, which provides children with toys and clothes, gives small gifts to the elderly, supports Christmas food basket project. For information: Fran Roudebush, 832-4174.

 

Portola:

Santa Train, 4:30 – 8 p.m., Western Pacific Railroad Museum at 700 Western Pacific Way. Train will run the tracks, Santa will be there, hot chocolate and free refreshments available. $5 per carload. For information: 832-4131, wplives.org.

 

Quincy:

Eta Alpha 36th annual Holiday Craft Faire, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Commercial Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Santa will be available for photos 10 a.m. – noon and 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Handmade gifts, goodies, 50/50 drawing, more. For information, including table rental: Gloria, 394-7579.

 

Sat – Sun, Dec. 3 – 4

Paradise:

Ridge Quilters’ Guild Holiday of Quilts Christmas Home Tour and Boutique, noon – 4 p.m. Five local homes, decorated for the holidays and featuring quilts, open to the public. Also included: handmade crafts, opportunity to win one of six custom quilts, free homemade refreshments. Tickets, $10, available at Paradise and Chico quilt shops. For information: Ann Slocum, 876-9349; Linda Cruces, 342-1093.

 

Quincy:

Christmas Tree Sale, Head Start parking lot next to the CHP office. Benefits Boy Scout Troop No. 151 of Quincy.

 

Thu, Dec. 8

Quincy:

Words & Music, 7 p.m., Morning Thunder. Featuring annual Holiday All-Stars Show. Admission $3, beverages available for purchase. Sign up for open mic at the door. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402.

 

Fri, Dec. 9

Chester:

Santa book signing, 5 – 7:30 p.m., Books & Beyond. Bring an old favorite or pick up a new one and have it signed by Santa. Refreshments, more. For information: 258-2150.

 

Quincy:

Wassail Bowl, Plumas County Courthouse. Yearly awards presentation, refreshments. For information: 283-0188.

 

Sat, Dec. 10

Graeagle:

“Home for the Holidays” home tour, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Six homes to tour, door prizes. Seventh house features refreshments, prize drawing (tickets $1 each or six for $5). Benefits Graeagle Community Church youth mission trip overseas. Tickets, $12, available at Millworks. For information: Lyn Nafzgar, 836-1182.

 

Greenville:

Festival of Trees. Business open houses noon – 5 p.m., including refreshments and specials. Everyone invited. Caroling 5 – 6 p.m. at the new community Christmas tree in front of the Community Center on Crescent Street, including name-reading ceremony. Community Center open at 5 p.m. with family activities, including tree and gingerbread decorating contests, Santa portraits, games, “Secret Santa” room where kids can make gifts for a small fee. Hot soup, barbecue, drinks, goodies available. For information: 284-7385.

 

Holiday Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Indian Valley American Legion Post 568. Bring a wrapped gift not to exceed $5 for a gift exchange. Santa will arrive with treats for all. Dinner includes turkey, ham, all the fixings, dessert. For information: 284-1471, 284-7580.

 

Portola:

Santa Train, 4:30 – 8 p.m., Western Pacific Railroad Museum at 700 Western Pacific Way. Train will run the tracks, Santa will be there, hot chocolate and free refreshments available. $5 per carload. For information: 832-4131, wplives.org.

 

Sat – Sun, Dec. 10 – 11

Quincy:

Christmas Tree Sale, Head Start parking lot next to the CHP office. Benefits Boy Scout Troop No. 151 of Quincy.

 

Sun, Dec. 11

Quincy:

Annual courthouse sing, 2 p.m., Plumas County Courthouse.

 

Mon, Dec. 12

Taylorsville:

Christmas Potluck Party, 6 p.m., Indian Valley Museum. Sponsored by Mt. Jura Gem and Museum Society. Participants asked to bring unwrapped toys to support Toys for Tots. For information: ivm@frontiernet.net.

 

Thu, Dec. 15

Chester:

Words & Music, 7 p.m., Coffee Station. Featuring annual Holiday Celebration. Admission $3, beverages available for purchase. Sign up for open mic at the door. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402.

 

Fri, Dec. 16

Chester:

Second annual Gingerbread House Contest deadline, 10 a.m., Plumas Bank on Main Street. Open to Chester/Lake Almanor/Westwood folks of all ages in seven categories. Sponsored by Lake Almanor Elks Lodge, Plumas Bank. Entry forms available at schools, Plumas Bank, Chamber of Commerce. Entries must be on base no larger than 20 by 20 inches; all building materials must be edible. Entries accepted starting Dec. 12, displayed through Dec. 21. Free. For information: Suzie Henise, 596-4143.

 

Greenville:

Annual year-end chamber mixer, dinner at 6:30 p.m., Greenville Town Hall. Main course provided; guests bring side dishes or desserts. Everyone welcome. Includes music, announcement of Community Member Award. For information, to RSVP (by Dec. 14): 284-6633.

 


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