The 2013 High Sierra Community Youth Orchestra takes a break from practicing to pose for a photo May 8. Conductor Johnene McDonald, far left, and musicians from all walks of life have been diligently practicing for the upcoming Spring Concert on Sunday, June 2. Everyone’s invited to an “evening of extravagant music” beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School.Photo by Laura Beaton
Plumas Arts and Face the Music Studio announce the advent of the 11th annual Spring Concert on June 2.
The musical event will occur in the cafeteria at Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The event will feature student soloists on bagpipes, guitar, piano and cello. These talented musicians will entertain the audience with performances of classical, traditional and original compositions.
A student group called the String Wizards will play four tunes, including classical and modern compositions.
When a regulatory agency comes to town one can only hope it brings good news and that was the case when Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District Executive Director Gretchen Bennitt made a presentation at the Almanor Basin Watershed Advisory Committee meeting May 9.
In addition to ABWAC representatives Lorena Gorbet, Carl Felts, Charlie Plopper, Dick Daniel, Aaron Seandel, Jeff Greening, Peggy Fuldar, Ryan Burnett and Dick Fording, the posted agenda also drew a complement of staffers from the Collins Pine Co. In the audience were plant manager Chris Verderber, forest manager Jay Francis and human resources manager Janice White.
Contingent on an evacuation plan, potable water and adequate sanitation, the Plumas Board of Supervisors gave its blessing to the Bounce Festival, to be held in Twain from June 20 to 24.
Festival representative Steve Emmerich told the supervisors during their May 14 meeting that he expects 2,000 to 3,000 attendees, but would be prepared for more. Ticket sales are capped at 4,000. The area must also accommodate staff, including security and medical personnel.
Sierra Institute’s Center of Forestry offers an educational tour focused on the geology of the Northern Sierra Nevada on June 15. Dr. Derek Lerch, from Feather River College’s Environmental Studies Department, will lead this tour.
Participants on this exploratory tour down Highway 70 will stop along the way to see and discuss various rock formations, historical values and more.Geologic evolution of the Northern Sierra Nevada/Cascades over the past 300 million years will be addressed.
Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail Ride participants snake through a narrow passage in the High Rock Canyon. Participants in the Lassen-Applegate trip will follow the original wagon trail used by pioneer Peter Lassen in 1849. Photo submitted
Wagons ho! Just imagine a sport-utility vehicle trek for the entire family that traces the same route used by 8,000 early pioneers in more than 1,500 covered wagons from 1849 to 1852 that brought a flood of immigrants to California, most of whom had the Gold Rush fever. The overland emigrant trip would take five to six months, crossing mountains, deserts, rivers and some of the most hostile country in the world.
Owners of SUVs and other four-wheel-drive vehicles can now relive the Gold Rush era as they travel the famous Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail, marveling at such sights as the beautiful Black Rock Desert, the majestic High Rock Canyon, Double Hot Springs, Soldier Meadows and so much more.
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