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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 otherwise


Wed, July 30
Quincy:

Paul Thorn in concert, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 at the door. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402.


Thu, July 31
Quincy:

Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Vendors offer local produce, handcrafts, prepared food; two prize giveaways. Live music by Rock Bottom Band. Crafts with Plumas Christian School. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket.org, 487-4386.


Fri, Aug. 1
Chester:

First Friday art show and reception, 5 – 8 p.m., Blue Goose Gallery of Artists at 607 Main St. “From Dawn to Ducks” features Ron Magoon, Marylin Magoon, Eva Havelik, Martha Herr, Susan Kearns, Susie Morey. Prizes, refreshments, fun. For information: 258-2600.

Portola:

“Beat the Tiger” Fun Run CANCELED. For information: easternplumaschamber.com.

Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., Portola City Park. Free live music featuring Styx cover band Blue Collar Band. Sponsored by Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, city of Portola. Food, drinks available from 6 p.m. 50/50 giveaway, prizes, family fun.

Quincy:

Artist’s champagne reception, 5 – 7 p.m., Main Street Artists Gallery. Featuring Sally Yost in celebration of Wilderness Act 50th anniversary. Show runs through August.

Fri – Sun, Aug. 1 – 3
Lassen Volcanic National Park:

Third annual Dark Sky Festival. Experience the park after dark with ranger-led programs, NASA demonstrations and talks, ranger-led hikes, special junior ranger astronomy programs. All events free, open to all ages. For information: http://1.usa.gov/1bgbPEw.

Sat, Aug. 2
Chester:

Bake sale and yard sale, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church at 161 Aspen St. Benefits Chester Elementary School music program. For information: 258-2347.

Almanor Recreation and Park District swap meet, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Truman Collins Sports Complex at 450 Meadowbrook Loop behind Antlers Motel. Sellers, buyers welcome. For information, space rental: coordinator David Slusher, 258-7750.

Yappy Hour and pet adoption, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Treats Dog Co. at 525 Main St. All proceeds benefit Plumas Animal Welfare Society.

Grand opening, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., Thirsty Trout on Main Street next to Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Co. San Francisco 49ers Dan Bunz, Jeff Stover sign autographs 3 – 5 p.m. Kids can fish for prizes.

Portola:

Annual alumni picnic, 10 a.m., City Park. Followed by Portola High School tour 3 p.m., both open to all PHS alumni. No-host social at The Log Cabin 5 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. for classes of 1972 – 76. For information: Mike, 258-6705.

Quincy:

Masons Pancake Breakfast, 7 – 10:30 a.m., Masonic Hall at 70 Harbison St. across from the library. Menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate, all-you-can-eat pancakes. Donations at the door $6 adults, $3 children under 12, $5 students with ID. Proceeds go to scholarship fund, other fraternal purposes.

Fundraising yard sale, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Plumas Rural Services parking lot at 711 E. Main St. on Cemetery Hill. Proceeds support The Common Good Community Foundation.

Blacksmithing demonstration, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Plumas County Museum at 500 Jackson St. All welcome to watch master blacksmith, museum docent Ray Nichol. For information: 283-6320, plumasmuseum.org.

Car 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: americanvalleyspeedway.com, 283-2175.

Round Valley Reservoir:

Round Valley Run/Walk, registration begins 7:30 a.m., runs start at U.S. Forest Service day use area. 5.4-mile round-trip course, 1.5-mile junior course, 2-mile walking course, 200-yard kids’ mini-course. Hosted by Indian Valley Recreation and Parks District, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. Prize drawings. Proceeds support youth recreation, continued operation of rec district. For information: race director John Shower, 284-6856, theshowers@frontiernet.net.

Sat – Sun, Aug. 2 – 3
Chester:

45th annual Almanor Art Show; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun; Collins Pine Lawn. Free admission. Presented by Plumas Arts. For information: 283-3402.

Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild quilt show, Chester High School gymnasium.

Sun, Aug. 3
Chester:

Sunday Breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 per person.

Annual book sale, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Chester Branch Library at 210 First Ave. next to North Fork Feather River. Hosted by Friends of the Chester Library. Books sold by the inch. Proceeds support Chester library, Chester Literacy. For information: 258-2742.

Lassen National Forest:

California Native Plant Society outing, South Caribou Wilderness. Group meets at Chico Park & Ride; contact leader for alternate meeting site. Group explores lakes, lodgepole-pine-fir forest. For information: leader Gerry, 893-5123; mountlassen.cnps.org.

Portola:

Fundraising carwash, starts 10 a.m., K&S Kwik Stop. Proceeds go toward Haley Perkins’ medical bills. Donations tax-deductible.

Quincy:

Fundraising carwash, starts 10 a.m., Les Schwab Horton Tire Center. Proceeds go toward Haley Perkins’ medical bills. Donations tax-deductible.

Mon – Fri, Aug. 4 – 8

Quincy:

Free “Baobab Blast” Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. – noon, Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at corner of Church and High streets. Sign in, register (8:45 a.m.) at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 298 E. High St. Open to children ages 3 – 12. For information: 283-1740.

Tue, Aug. 5

Greenville:

CPR certification and first aid class, 6 – 8 p.m., Indian Valley Community Center. Presented by Sierra Institute for Community and Environment as part of Greenville Outdoor Adventure Learning, Friday Night for Teens. Kids age 13 – 18 pay $5, adults $40. Space is limited. For class reservations: 284-1022.




Greenville:

Free resume and application writing workshop, 1 – 3 p.m., Business & Career Network at 270 County Hospital Road Suite No. 107 (Courthouse Annex). Presented by Alliance for Workforce Development. For information: 283-1606.

Wed, Aug. 6

Quincy:

Doctor meet-and-greet, 5 – 7 p.m., Main Street Artists Gallery at 436 Main St. New family practice physicians Joey Schad, Daniel Cooper, surgeon Mark Williams introduced to area residents. Free; refreshments served.

Thu, Aug. 7

Plumas-Eureka State Park:

Dinner in the Park. Fundraiser, auction presented by Plumas-Eureka State Park Association. Includes Snowshoe Thompson re-enactment. For information: Marian Sciborski, PESPA president, 836-4509, scibo@digitalpath.net.

Quincy:

Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Vendors offer local produce, handcrafts, prepared food; two prize giveaways. Live music by Benny, Penny and Dude; Gordon Keller at 6 p.m. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket.org, 487-4386.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opening night, 7 p.m., West End Theatre. Tickets $18, students and seniors $15. Tickets available at theatre box office, Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co., westendtheatre.us.


Thu – Sat, Aug. 7 – 9

Quincy:

Book Sale, Plumas County Library meeting room. Hosted by Quincy Friends of Plumas County Library. Thu 3 – 7 p.m. for members only; Friends of the Library memberships available for $10. Open to the public Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Books cost $1 or less. Proceeds support library.

Fri, Aug. 8

Chester:

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

Greenville:

Kidsfest, 4 – 7 p.m., Greenville High School lawn. Evergreen Market, Afterschool Partnership Offering Lifelong Learning Opportunities program, other partners offer free activities, contests, go-kart races, food for elementary-aged kids. For information: coordinator Russ Flint, 284-7557.

Portola:

Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., Portola City Park. Free live music featuring rock, blues, funk, alternative by Trippin King Snakes. Sponsored by Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, city of Portola. Food, drinks available from 6 p.m. 50/50 giveaway, prizes, family fun.

Quincy:

Blacksmithing demonstration, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Plumas County Museum at 500 Jackson St. All welcome to watch master blacksmith, museum docent Ray Nichol. For information: 283-6320, plumasmuseum.org.

Quincy area:

History-filled day hike; starts 8:30 a.m.; follows Beckwourth Emigrant Trail, Spanish Peak Lumber Co. railroad grade. Plumas County Museum Director Scott Lawson, his two donkeys lead 8-mile trek to view historical sites. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, appropriate clothing, inquisitive attitude. For details, including cost: museum, 283-6320.




Fri – Sun, Aug. 8 – 10

Portola:

32nd annual Railroad Days. Live music Fri; performances by Western gunfighters Badges, Bandits and Bloomers; ice cream social; softball tournament; Golden Spike Parade; open pool; trips to Keddie courtesy the Feather River Express train. For full schedule of events: portolarailroaddays.com.




Sat, Aug. 9

Calpine:

Ranch Days, Harvey Farms. Family fun, nature walks, Basque barbecue, fiber workshops, wet felting, basket weaving, natural plant dying, knitting, beginning and advanced spinning. For information: 994-3617.

Indian, Genesee valleys:

Maidu of Indian and Genesee Valley. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment Center of Forestry tour led by Beverly Ogle. $50 per person. For information: 284-1022.

Lake Almanor:

10th annual Fish For A Wish tournament, starts 6 a.m., Big Cove Resort. Hosted by A.J. Casella to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation, Almanor Fishing Association. Prize giveaways, silent auctions, barbecue lunch following tournament. Weigh-in 11 a.m. – noon. All ages welcome. Registration $50 adults, $40 seniors, $25 under 16. Participants use dock at Big Cove Resort for free on first-come, first-served basis. For information, registration forms: fishforawish.org.

22nd annual Family Barbecue and Fundraiser, 4 – 9 p.m., Lake Almanor Country Club Recreation Area No. 1. Dinner served 5 – 6 p.m.: New York steak dinner $22, hot dog plate $5. Presale tickets (steak dinner $2 less) available at Good Vibrations, Big Cove Resort, Lake Almanor Country Club restaurant. Proceeds benefit Almanor Fishing Association. For information, tickets: almanorfishingassociation.com.




Inaugural Decades Bike Ride, meet 10 a.m. at Almanor Recreation Trailhead on Highway 89 across from Humbug Road. Free family-friendly event on 8-mile West Shore Trail sponsored by Almanor Recreation and Park District. Roaring ’20s theme; costumes, vintage bikes encouraged. Picnic area, hot dog stand set up midway through course. For information: Michelle Gosney, 519-3879; yourarpd.org.

12 Splendid Tables CANCELED. For information: Joyanne Soderholm, soderholm2@frontiernet.net.

Prattville:

Prattville Firecrackers Women’s Support Group potluck, 6 p.m., Prattville Firehouse. Bring appetizer, salad, side or main dish to share; bring personal place setting.

Quincy:

Mini Trojan Dance Team car wash, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Quincy High School cafeteria. Donations appreciated.

Drunk Brush Sessions, 5 – 7 p.m., Drunk Brush Wine Bar. Art instructor Danielle Frid offers guided painting. This week’s subject: jellyfish. $40 cost (21 and older) includes canvas, apron, paint, brushes, easel, setup and cleanup, glass of wine. Proceeds support Save Our Theatre campaign. Seating is limited. To sign up: facebook.com/quincyartsessions.

Westwood:

Community-wide yard sale. Organized by Westwood Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Participant list available for pickup from Young’s Market, Old Mill Café, Westwood Quik Mart on Fri. Visitor center open Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. To submit yard sale information: 256-2456, WACC1@citlink.net.






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