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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

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 otherwi


Wed, Aug. 27

Chester:

Townhall meeting, 6 p.m., Almanor Recreation Center at 450 Meadowbrook Loop. Supervisor Sherrie Thrall leads discussion of Forest Service over-snow vehicle regulations.

Graeagle:

Free live music by the Millpond, 6:30 p.m. – dusk. Presented by Graeagle Outpost. Featuring Code Bluegrass. Food, drinks available for purchase.

Quincy:

Native plant meeting, 6:30 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Introduction meeting to link people, resources of common interest. For information: David Popp, 283-1350.




Silent Film Night, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Quincy High student Tailor Walmer presents silent comedies as senior project. Proceeds support Save Our Theatre campaign. Includes Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest; ‘20s dress-up encouraged. Presale tickets available at Plumas Arts: $10 adults, $6 kids (ages 0 – 16). Tickets at the door $2 more. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402.





                                            Thu, Aug. 28

Greenville:

Community blood drive, noon – 5:30 p.m., Town Hall at 120 Crescent St. Must be 16 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, be free of temporary illness, list countries and states visited in past year. Wear loose-fitting or short-sleeved shirt, bring ID. For information: Sandie Kanniainen, 284-6456, gsttown@frontiernet.net. To register online: sponsor code N1GVC at unitedbloodservices.org.

Quincy:

Grand opening, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Day Reporting Center at 56 Harbison St. Tours, information, refreshments. Public also welcome to 4:30 p.m. reception following ceremony for first group of Drug Court graduates.


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 The Back 40; Love Local at 6 p.m. Crafts with Plumas Christian School. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket.org, 487-4386.


Réformiste and Happy Happy Joy Joy Family Band concert, 7:30 p.m., Midtown Coffee. Proceeds benefit Town Hall Theatre digital conversion.

Fri, Aug. 29

Chester:

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

Art show and reception, 5 – 8 p.m., Blue Goose Gallery of Artists at 607 Main St. “Off the Wall” theme includes featured artists Carlene Gibson, Glen Donley, Chrissie Clapp, Jacquie Cordova, Augie Velasquez. Prizes, refreshments, fun.

Greenhorn:

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: greenhornranch.com, 283-0930.

Westwood:

Live music, 9 p.m., Chuck’s Railroad Room Bar and Grill at corner of Fourth and Ash. Featuring The Cemantik Warehouse, The Flip Flops. For information: 256-2420.

Fri – Sat, Aug. 29 – 30

Chester:

Free screening, 7 p.m., Chester Theater. Featuring Jim Carrey in “The Majestic.” To RSVP (required): Mtlassentheatre.com.

                                                             Fri – Sun, Aug. 29 – 31

Graeagle:

Annual Graeagle Antique and Collectibles Faire; noon – 6 p.m. Fri, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun; Graeagle Fire Hall. Features vendors, local artisans. For information: easternplumaschamber.com.

Greenville:

Sixth annual parking lot flea market, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., The Way Station. Proceeds support Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. Participation free, provide own table and shade; donations welcome through Aug. 27.




Sat, Aug. 30

Blairsden:

Plumas Eureka Community Services District Auxiliary Labor Day pancake breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m., Plumas Eureka Fire Hall. Adults $8, children $3. Gin fizzes, bloody Marys $2. Cash drawings: $100, $50, two $25.

Bucks Lake:

Bucks Lake Snowdrifters meeting, 10 a.m., groomer shed. For information: Kathy Felker, 283-4437.

Chester:

Fundraising yard sale, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., 336 Lassen St. Hosted by Barbara Montandon to benefit Plumas Animal Welfare Society. Donations may be dropped off in driveway.

Clio:

Cajun fundraiser; dinner 5:30 p.m., music 7 p.m.; Nakoma Resort and Spa on 348 Bear Run off A15. Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council presents Cajun buffet dinner, live music by Mumbo Gumbo. Tickets $35 for music, $50 for dinner and music. Proceeds go toward materials to rebuild bathhouse at historical White Sulphur Springs Ranch. Tickets available at mohawkvalley.us, the door. For information: Alice Berg, 836-1201.

Greenville:

Greenville Community Market, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lupines Natural Foods on Highway 89. Indian Valley residents sell garden harvests, handmade goods, crafts. Live music, healthy lunch available. Sponsored by The Sierra Farmstead. For information: 284-1973.

Lake Almanor:

Annual end-of-season sale, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fire Station No. 2 at 801 Golf Club Road inside Lake Almanor Country Club. Presented by Fire Sirens; donations welcome. Sale features $5 bag specials, furniture, other large items.

Plumas-Eureka State Park:

Guided hike to original gold discovery site. Meet 9 a.m. at park museum or 10 a.m. at Eureka Lake. Dink and Dave Rife lead moderate two- to three-hour hike. Bring water. Free; limited to 15 participants. For reservations (required): 836-2380.

History presentation, 1 – 2 p.m., Plumas-Eureka State Park Museum. Carl Chavez leads discussion, readings on 1975 – 79 when park was still “a secret place.” Includes book signing. Sponsored by Plumas-Eureka State Park Association. For information: plumas-eureka.org, 836-2380.

Quincy:

90th birthday party, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pioneer Park. All welcome to celebrate with Dorrie Beck. No gifts. To RSVP (required): 283-1257.


Sat – Sun, Aug. 30 – 31

Westwood:

Live music, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., Chuck’s Railroad Room Bar and Grill at corner of Fourth and Ash. Featuring The Sheehy Brothers (Doug and David). For information: 256-2420.

 

Sun, Aug. 31

Chester:

Chester High School ski/snowboard team fundraiser swap meet, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., US Bank parking lot. New and used equipment available.

Graeagle:

Triathlon. Presented by Community Multisport Events; partial proceeds go to Mohawk Community Resource Center. For information: communitymultisportevents.com.

Twain:

Barbecue and music, nursery open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., California Sister Nursery at 29186 Highway 70. Browse nursery stock (20 percent off), stay for barbecue, beer and wine by the Elks, arts and crafts, live music. Admission $15. For information: 925-783-2913.

Tue, Sept. 2

Quincy:

Blood drive, noon – 6 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on corner of Bucks Lake Road and Bellamy Lane. Walk-ins welcome; eat good meal, bring ID. To set up appointment: Susan Christensen, 283-2424; Bloodhero.com, sponsor code “Quincy.”


Wed, Sept. 3

Chester:

Community blood drive, noon – 6 p.m., Elks Lodge. Save time by answering screening questions at UnitedBloodServices.org. To schedule donation time: bloodhero.com; Jude Morse, 259-3626.

Portola:

UCCE Master Gardeners certification course, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Portola Rotary Clubhouse. Continues Fridays through Dec. 5. Costs $150; scholarships, payment plans available. For information, application: Cody Reed, 283-6572.

Blood drive, Holy Family Catholic Church. Co-sponsored by Eastern Plumas Health Care Auxiliary, United Blood Services. New donors, walk-ins welcome. To schedule appointment: 877-827-4376.

Quincy:

SafeTALK suicide awareness training, 9 a.m. – noon, Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Open to everyone; seating limited. To register: Janett Massolo, jmassolo@health.nv.gov; 775-688-2964, ext. 261.


Thu, Sept. 4

Quincy:

First meeting of Quincy Neuropathy Support Group, 1:30 p.m., fellowship hall of Our Savior Lutheran Church at 298 E. High St.


Fri, Sept. 5

Greenhorn:

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: greenhornranch.com, 283-0930.


Fri – Sat, Sept. 5 – 6

Chester:

28th annual Street Rod Extravaganza. Presented by Almanor Recreation and Park District, Lake Almanor Street Rodders. Fri: preregistration, food, music, cruise. Sat: 35-mile poker run cruise around Lake Almanor, poker walk around town, goody bags, 50/50 drawing, prizes. For information: SRE Committee chairman Mark Stefani, 902-2934.

Sat, Sept. 6

Calpine:

Calpine Marketplace, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Calpine Park. Fine art and craft booths, food, produce, classic car show and shine, beer, wine, barbecue, live music all day, dunk tank. Sponsored by Calpine Improvement Association. For information: Paula, 994-3610. To participate in show and shine: Gary, 916-791-7364.

Chester:

Almanor Recreation and Park District swap meet, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Truman Collins Sports Complex at 450 Meadowbrook Loop behind Antlers Motel. For registration forms: coordinator David Slusher, 258-7750; arpd01@frontier.com.

Graeagle:

Lost Sierra Endurance Run. Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship offers 50-, 29-, 10-kilometer routes; themed aid stations. For information, to volunteer: Tara Stone, tara@sierratrails.org; LostSierraEnduranceRun.com.

Round Valley Reservoir:

Plumas National Forest Kids’ Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. – noon, day use picnic area. All kids 15 and under invited to attend for free family fun. Supported by PNF, local businesses, partners. For information: Mt. Hough Ranger District, 283-0555.

Statewide:

Free fishing day. No license required; all other California Department of Fish and Wildlife rules apply.


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