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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 otherwise listed.

Thu, April 16

“Local Women Making a Local Difference”; social hour 6 p.m., dinner 6:30; Tulsa Scott Pavilion at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Seventh annual recognition dinner hosted by Soroptimist International of Quincy. Tickets $25, public invited. For information, reservations: Joyce Scroggs, 283-0795.

Fri, April 17

Fire Line Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Beckwourth Fire Department. Eight-hour FSTEP course required for all vendors for hire by state of California, U.S. Forest Service. Class repeats April 18, May 16 (if needed). Tuition $75 per person, class size limited. To RSVP: Beckwourth Fire Department, 832‐1008.

Live music, Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. Funky reggae jam music by ZuhG. For information: 283-9788.

Sat, April 18

Native plant walk, 10 a.m., Heart K Ranch. Feather River Land Trust hosts outing led by California Native Plant Society member David Popp. For information: Vanessa, 283-5758.

Annual Horses Unlimited barbecue, 3 – 6 p.m., Indian Peak Vineyards. Fundraiser supports therapeutic riding programs, includes speaker, giveaways. Tickets $10. For information: Kimberly Walker, 927-8361,;

Hunter safety course begins, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meets at Masonic Lodge, finishes at firing range. Class continues April 25 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., April 26 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free; bring sack lunch. Kids under 18 need parent/guardian permission. Class size limited. For reservations: Joe Castillo, 284-6145; Frank Williams, 284-6179.

Plumas Rural Services workshop, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Workshop for early childhood educators, family child care providers, parents includes continental breakfast, lunch, giveaway, presentation by Barbara Kaiser, co-author of “Challenging Behavior in Young Children.” $10 nonrefundable registration fee. For information: Debbie, 283-4453, ext. *824.

Swing Into Spring: A Night for the Children, 6 – 10 p.m., Quincy Elks Lodge. Fundraiser for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) includes dancing, dessert, silent auction, no-host wine bar, live music, DJ. Tickets $10, available at Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co.

Sage Grouse lek viewing, meet 5 a.m. at McDonald’s parking lot. Gale Dupree leads Plumas Audubon outing to Skedaddle Mountain or Spanish Springs arriving before sunrise.

Shuffleboard tournament, 6 p.m., Taylorsville Tavern. Fundraiser for Taylorsville Pool includes spaghetti dinner. Tournament finale April 25. For information: Doti McDowell, 284-7532.

Sat – Sun, April 18 – 19

Annual Cabin Fever Quilt Show; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun; Father Burns Social Hall at 100 Pine St.

Sun, April 19

Field trip fundraiser, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Courthouse Café. Students act as hosts, share experiences. Proceeds support sixth-grade Plumas to Pacific watershed education trip. For information: Kristy, 283-2208.

Mon, April 20

American Valley 4-H tacos to go fundraiser, 4:30 – 7 p.m., La Sierra Lanes. Proceeds support pig project. For information: 283-1633.

Tue, April 21

Bike to Beaver Tour. Meet at Feather River College Bike Barn 4 p.m. for silkscreen demonstration, free shirt. Rent or bring bike for ride to Leonhardt Learning Landscapes for beaver presentation. Families, kids welcome. For information: Feather River Land Trust, 283-5758.

California native plant gathering, 6 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Meeting held to connect, learn with others interested in seeing, growing, propagating, sharing knowledge on natives. Main topics:field trips, plant ID. Bring knowledge, ideas to share. For information: David Popp, 283-1350.

Cultural Fair, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Feather River College. Students show off their cultures and countries of origin with informational booths set up on the campus’ lower green. Booths include music, dances, games and food. For information: Jan Prichard, 283-0202, ext. *322.

Wed, April 22

Trash pickup contest, Feather River College. Celebrates Earth Day with prizes for most trash, biggest piece, most unusual piece.

Thu, April 23

Earth Week activities, Town Hall Theatre. Information fair outside, inside theatre 5 p.m.; Community Sustainability Awards announced 7 p.m.; followed by screening of “OR-7: The Journey.” Presale tickets, $10, available at Plumas Arts, Epilog Books, Quincy Natural Foods, Carey Candy Co. Tickets $15 at the door. For information: Dr. Darla DeRuiter, 283-0202, ext. 262,

Plumas County Republicans meeting, 11 a.m., luncheon at noon, Graeagle Meadows Clubhouse. Susan Tully, National Field Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, will be the featured speaker, address the issue of human trafficking of undocumented children who were brought into the United States last summer. Tully has appeared on Fox News with Bret Hume, CNN with Lou Dobbs, Geraldo Rivera, Dan Rather, and 100’s of talk radio interviews. Luncheon reservations ($20) are requested by Monday, April 20. Call Liz Holston at 836-4428 or Marlene Nelson at 836-1547.

Fri, April 24

Sierra Valley:
Plumas Audubon outing at Roberti Ranch, meet 8:45 a.m. at parking area across from A23/Highway 70 junction. Led by David Arsenault. Bring food, water. For information: Arsenault, 592-0672.

Fri – Sat, April 24 – 25

“Aladdin Jr.”; 7 p.m. Fri, 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sat; West End Theatre. Magic Beanstalk Players present spring musical. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students; on sale at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books,

Sat, April 25

Mental Health First Aid training, White Barn at corner of highways 89 and 70. Free training sponsored by Plumas County Mental Health Department provides guidance for dealing with someone in a mental health, emotional crisis. Includes lunch. Open to everyone; limited to 30 students. To register: Melissa Nickerson,, 283-6307.

Scrapbooking class, 1 – 3 p.m., “Open Door” at Greenville Southern Baptist Church at 241 Greenville Wolf Creek Road. Materials provided; $3 donation requested. To RSVP (required): leave name, phone number on Jackie Johnson’s message phone, 284-7302.

Docent/volunteer training, Plumas-Eureka State Park museum basement. New volunteers arrive 10 a.m., returning volunteers noon; ends 3 p.m. Plumas-Eureka State Park Association provides lunch. To RSVP (requested): Tim, 836-1995,

Backyard Gardening Workshop, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Quincy Natural Foods Learning Center across from the co-op. Presented by University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program.For information: Cody, 283-6572.

Celebrate Recovery, 10-11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Quincy. Ministry leader Lynda Dickman will speak at the women’s ministry meeting. Refreshments and child care available. For information: 283-9943.

Mon, April 27

Public meeting on wildfire preparedness, 6 p.m., Chester Public Utility District headquarters on Airport Road. Chester Fire Division of CPUD partners with representatives from Cal Fire. For information: Lt. Karen Lichti, 258-3456.

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