Events around Plumas County

To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e–mail or call Ingrid Burke at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call James Wilson at 283-0800 or e-mail 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

Wed, Sept. 17


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.


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

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


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,,


Hedgerows and bird diversity, 7 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Plumas Audubon hosts free presentation by Karen Velas, Audubon California. For information:

Fri, Sept. 19


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;


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:, 283-0930.


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,

Sat, Sept. 20


Celtic Festival, 5 – 9 p.m., Corner Barn. Celtic cuisine, music offered in partnership with Plumas Pines Golf Resort, River Pines Resort, Plumas Arts Commission. Proceeds benefit Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce. Tickets $25 per adult, $12 children 12 and under. Two adults, two children $68. Tickets available at, chamber office at corner of highways 70 and 89. For information: 836-6811.

Bucks Lake:

Spanish Peak hike, meet 7 a.m. at Bucks Summit. 14-mile hike led by watershed education project coordinator Rob Wade for serious, physically fit hikers only; ends at Sandy Point. Transportation provided back to Bucks Summit at 3 p.m. Pack food, water. For information: Leslie Edlund, 283-7650,

Guided bird hike, meet 8 a.m. at Sandy Point day-use area. Led by wildlife biologist Colin Dillingham. Bring water, snacks, walking shoes, binoculars, clothing for cool morning weather. For information: Leslie Edlund, 283-7650,

“Still wild at 50” wilderness activities, noon, Sandy Point day-use area. Organized by Plumas National Forest. Opening drum circle, booths, demonstrations, hands-on family-friendly activities, speaker, live music, arts and crafts, displays, prize drawings. All activities, parking free. Bus service leaves Dame Shirley Plaza 11 a.m., returns 3 and 7 p.m. For information: Mt. Hough Ranger District, 283-0555 Mon – Fri.

Wilderness stories, awards; 4 p.m.; Bucks Lake Lodge. No-host dinner follows; local wilderness artwork on display. For information: Leslie Edlund, 283-7650,


Great Sierra River Cleanup, 9 a.m. – noon, meet at Chester High School parking lot. Volunteers clean up four sites in Almanor Basin; bring work gloves, water bottles, a bucket. Organized by Caribou Alliance for Trails; sponsored by Collins Pine Co., Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Almanor Recreation and Parks District, Lake Almanor Watershed Group, Westwood Parks and Recreation Association, Mountain Meadows Conservancy. To volunteer: Peggy Fuldar, 256-3920.


Great Sierra River Cleanup, registration starts 8:45 a.m. at Indian Valley Community Center at 209 Crescent St. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment organizes volunteers to clean up Wolf Creek. Concludes with barbecue in Greenville Ballpark at 12:30 p.m. Gloves, trash bags provided; bring water bottle, hat, comfortable clothing. Rakes, buckets, trucks welcome. Sponsored by Indian Valley Community Services District, Evergreen Market. For information, to preregister as individual or team: Courtney, Lauri, 284-1022.

39th annual Italian Dinner, 5 – 8 p.m., St. Anthony’s Church on Jessie Street. Spaghetti, meatballs, ravioli, fresh garden salad, wine, fruit juice, dessert table. Prize drawing and 50/50 giveaway. Tickets $10 adults (includes glass of wine,) $5 children age 4 – 12, free for children 3 and under. Tickets available at the door, from church members. Eat in or take out. For information: 284-6502.

Indian Valley:

Indian Valley barn quilt tour. Sponsored by Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce; pick up map at chamber starting Sept. 19.

Lake Almanor Basin:

Major Appliance Cleanup Project. Large appliances picked up for free by Rotary Club of Chester, local sports teams, parent volunteers. To schedule pickup: 258-3552 by Sept. 12. No e-waste; set items curbside before 8 a.m. Donations welcome; proceeds benefit high school sports. Sponsored by Rotary, Almanor Energy Plus.


Plumas Thunder Powerlifting Classic, 10:30 a.m., Healthy Bodies Gym on Delleker Road. Competition sanctioned by American Powerlifting Association. Spectators (free admission) encouraged. Walk-in entries $105 for one division, $135 for two divisions; day-of registration cash only. Food, drink available. For details: Cindy Wood, 832-5599.

Plumas-Sierra Master Gardeners tour, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Meet at Pizza Factory on Commercial Street. Master gardeners offer advice on vegetable production, fire-safe landscaping, weed and pest control; highlights include community garden, train garden, exotics greenhouse. Free; open to the public. Donations appreciated. Space is limited. For reservations (by Sept. 18): 283-6572.


Great Sierra River Cleanup, 9 a.m. – noon, meet at Gansner Park. Spanish Creek cleanup hosted by Plumas Corp. Thank-you picnic for all volunteers follows. For information: 283-3739.

Fifth annual “A Grave Occasion,” 3 – 7:30 p.m., Old Quincy Cemetery. Plumas County Museum fundraiser features drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, historical characterizations, dinner play, cemetery tours. Tickets available at museum, 500 Jackson St., 283-6320,; from trustees Jerry Thomas, 283-4231; Charlie Brown, 283-3416; Don Clark, 836-2586.

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.

Big Game Banquet, 5 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation event benefits elk, other wildlife, habitat. For information: Stephanie, 283-0855.

Timber Cup race; grandstands open 5 p.m., racing starts 7; American Valley Speedway at 206 Fairground Road. Adults $8, ages 13 – 17 $7, ages 6 – 12 $5, 5 and under free. For information:, 283-2175.


Annual Invitational Doubles Cribbage Tournament, Double G Iron Horse Saloon. For information: Mary Gow, 256-2621.

Sun, Sept. 21


Inaugural Pumpkin Jamboree, 4 – 9 p.m., Downtown Farms. Gift of Music celebration of harvest includes live music, potluck picnic, dancing, pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving and decorating. Costumes encouraged. Open to all; sliding scale admission $5 – $10. All proceeds benefit Indian Valley Fire and Rescue. For help with costumes: Kathleen, 518-5661. To volunteer: Ken Donnell, 284-1689.

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 Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh lakes, easy 3-mile round trip. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, lunch, sun/insect protection, windbreaker, money for ride sharing, park pass if available. For information: leader Wes, 342-2293;


Beginners’ Church, 10 a.m., Christ the King Episcopal Church at 545 Lawrence St. Special service designed to introduce newcomers to beliefs, worship style of Episcopal Church. For information:

Mon, Sept. 22


Free computer class, 9 – 11 a.m., Quincy branch of Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Erin Roth teaches participants how to perform basic Internet searches. No computer experience required. Space limited. For reservations: library, 283-6310.

Wed, Sept. 24


Special presentation, noon, Feather River College campus lawn above student center. FRC, Plumas National Forest host Rue Mapp, CEO of Outdoor Afro, speaking on “Our Wild and Civil Rights” to mark 50th anniversaries of Wilderness Act, Civil Rights Act. For information: Leslie Edlund, 283-7650,

Wilderness Film Festival, 6 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Plumas National Forest hosts “Forever Wild,” three other short films in celebration of 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act. Free.For information: Leslie Edlund, 283-7650,


Wheeler Peak Baker Cypress Field Trip, leave post office in Quincy at 8 a.m. or Young’s Market in Taylorsville at 8:30 a.m. Bring lunch. Led by Forest Service ecologist and Baker cypress expert Kyle Merriam. Free breakfast, snacks, drinks provided. For information:

Thu, Sept. 25


Second Native Plant Gathering, 6 p.m., Plumas County Library. Gathering hosted by Master Gardener David Popp open to anyone interested in native plants. For information: 283-1350.

Thu – Fri, Sept. 25 – 26


“Before You Barefoot,” West End Theatre. Locally authored play features local actors.

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