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lOB Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Park celebrates holiday film festival, comet, free entry In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., entry into Lassen Volcanic National Park is free Jan. 19 and visitors are invited to a weekend of outdoor fun and film at the Lassen Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 17, through Monday, Jan. 19. Saturday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. also offers a rare opportunity to see a recently discovered comet. Visitors are invited to bundle up and join park rangers and astronomers to hunt down views of Comet Love joy. "This beautiful comet becomes brighter and brighter as it gets closer to Earth," said Acting Park Superintendent Steve Gibbons. "Comet Lovejoy and other celestial wonders seen through big telescopes will be a fantastic reason to brave the cold and spend time under Lassen's magnificent dark sky. "I invite you to our winter wonderland at Lassen to enjoy three days of film, an evening of comet hunting and outdoor winter fun." This year's film selections include pieces that touch on wilderness, climate change, NASA and water resources. View the complete festival schedule at http://1.usa.gov/lxLAErK. This free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Visitors are encouraged to bring snow clothing and equipment to enjoy snow play before or after the festival. Ranger-led snowshoe walks are offered on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and provide an opportunity to explore Lassen Volcanic's spectacular winter scenery. For lunch, meals are available for purchase from the Lassen Caf or visitors may bring their own food to enjoy in the dining area. On breaks between films, guests are invited to enjoy a hot beverage and warm up by the natural stone fireplace. The Lassen Association bookstore Events Around Plumas County Greenville: Personal Responsibility Education Program parent orientation, 333 Main St. Greenville Rancheria Community Health Representative Stacey Prior presents program for Native American teens ages 12 - 19. 12 twice-weekly after-school sessions follow; snacks provided. To RSVP: Prior, 284-6135, ext. 149. Quincy: 2015 labor law update, 10 a.m.- noon, Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Business and .Career Network presents workshop covering labor law changes. $39 per person. For information: Joelle Breazier, 283-1606. "Window Between Worlds" workshop, 11 a.m. - noon, Plumas Rural Services at 711 E. Main St. Facilitated by trained women's group leaders, weekly workshops designed to use art as healing tool. For information: Beth or Stacie, 283-5675. Chester" Youth Open Gym begins, 3 - 5 p.m., Chester Elementary School gym. Free youth sports activity program hosted by Almanor Recreation and Park District, open to kids kindergarten - sixth grade. Continues Fridays, except school holidays, through March 27. To register: ARPD office at 102 Meadowbrook Way. Portola: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Williams House. Featuring Stone and Straw. Sign up for open mic at the door. $3. Sponsored by Plumas Arts. For information: 283-3402. Quincy: Public meeting on bicycling, 3:30 p.m., public health conference room at courthouse annex. Bike collective seeks public input on improving bicycle culture in Quincy. For information, to get involved: community outreach coordinator Nicholas Poole, 283-6337, nicholaspoole@countyofplumas.com. Quincy High School Leadership Pulled-Pork Dinner, 4 - 7 p.m., QHS cafeteria. Leadership class offers fundraising dinner with all proceeds benefiting QHS students. Tickets $8 presale, $10 at the door. Dine in or take out. Family Game Night, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Quincy Elementary School cafeteria. $5 admission per family group. Choose from selection of dice, board games or bring your own. Presented by Parent Cooperative Organization; all money raised helps fund field trips, assemblies, more for students at Quincy Elementary. For information: Amber, 927-9589. Quincy: Quilting class, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Plumas Charter School. One-day beginner-level class presented by Mona Hill. $15 plus supplies; students must have sewing machine. Space is limited. For information, supply list, preregistration (required): Hill, 283-1736. Book signing, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Epilog Books at 373 W. Main St. John K. Probst signs copies of "A World Without End," fictional account of two fallen angels in their quest for salvation. For information: 283-2665. Westwood: Sixth annual Chowder Cook-Off, noon - 4 p.m., Westwood Visitors' Center. Family-friendly event presented by Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce. Live music, bounce house, vendors. Tasting kits $5. Applications available at Young's Market, The Old Mill, by calling 256-2456. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walks, 1:30 p.m., Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Snowshoes provided for $1 donation. Free, open to walkers 8 and up, no children in carriers. Registration required for large groups, not for individuals. Walks held weekends through April 5. For information: http:lll .usa.govlltJxjGb, 595-4480. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Third annual Lassen Film Festival, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Outdoor fun, films, recreation focus of free festival. Purchase meal or bring picnic lunch. View comet 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sat. Park entry free Mon in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For information: http://1 .usa.gov/lz7w3OG, 595-4480. Johnsville" Historic Longboard Revival Series races, registration 10 - 11:15 a.m., Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl. Plumas Ski Club presents races on handmade wooden skis; 1860s attire encouraged. Racers pay $15, must be Plumas Ski Club members ($20). Dependent on snow coverage. For information, updates: PlumasSkiClub.org; Don Fregulia Jr., 927-8115; Rob Russell, 283-3381. Quincy: Nonviolent biodiversity demonstration, noon, Dame Shirley Plaza. Feather River College Student Environmental Association presents demonstration about interconnectedness of life in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Participants encouraged to dress as animals, bring signs. Open to public, held rain orshine. For information: Robert Johnson, rmjohnson@frc.edu. Blairsden: Health Care Options free Medi-Cal enrollment counseling, 1 - 4 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center at junction of highways 89 and 70 at Corner Barn. No appointment necessary to get unbiased information, assistance in choosing Medi-Cal health plan. To determine Medi-Cal eligibility: local HC0 office, 283-6084; state hotline, 800-430-4263. Quincy: Agriculture workshop, noon, Plumas County Library conference room. Facilitated by county Farm Advisor Holly George. For information: George, hageorge@ucanr.edu. Quincy: Celebrating 100 Years of Music, 7 - 9 p.m., Quincy Elks Lodge in East Quincy. Senior project by Breeann Taylor-Mays features live music by Quincy High School jazz band, other performers supporting QHS music program. Food, no-host bar, dancing. Adults $10, students $7, kids 12 and under free. Tickets available at Quincy Natural Foods, Carey Candy Co. Susanville" Cabin Fever: Ski, Snowshoe and Soup! Lassen Land and Trails Trust presents outings, soup dinner at historical railroad depot. 13-mile cross-country ski outing to Butte Lake led by Phil Finkel leaves 8:30 a.m., canceled if'no snow. Snowshoe hike leaves 1 p.m., hike without snowshoes if no snow. Dress appropriately, bring water, food. Dinner of homemade soup, bread, cookies served 5 p.m., $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under. To preregister for outings: 257-3252. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walks, 1:30 p.m., Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor.Center. Snowshoes provided for $1 donation. Free, open to walkers 8 and up, no children in carriers. Registration required for large'groups, not for individuals. Walks held weekends through April 5. For information: http://1 .usa.gov/ltJxjGb, 595-4480. Quincy: Fourth Sunday Sing, 6:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel Quincy at 1953.E. Main St. next to Department of Motor Vehicles. Includes old hymns, classic praise music. Requests welcome. Repeats every four Sundays. and shop will also be open during the film festival. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is the first of several free-entrance days offered throughout the National Park System during 2015. Visitors to the park should be prepared for a range of weather conditions. Check the most recent weather forecast, dress in layers, and carry food and water. Stow a shovel, extra blankets and tire chains in the vehicle in case unexpected winter road conditions delay travel. The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information on the film festival, snowshoe walks, current weather conditions or general details, contact the park at 595-4480 or lavo information@nps.gov. A public demonstration to celebrate the diversity and interrelatedness of life will be held at Dame Shirley Plaza in Quincy at noon Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Feather River College Student Environmental Association is organizing a nonviolent demonstration to elevate public awareness about biodiversity and extinction. The rally is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the 20th century's best-known advocates for nonviolent social change. He preached that all life is connected: "It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly." He stood up for people and animals being unjustly treated: "Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments Local author to sign book John Probst has published his sixth novel, "A World Without End." The story follows two fallen angels trying to be redeemed by God who fred the true meaning of the universe. Probst said that the religious fantasy stems from biblical quotes, religious theology and myths, and his own imagination. A book signing is set for 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Epilog Books in downtown Quincy. "Throughout the ages, many different religions have presented their ideas of the origins of mankind," said Probst. "Ideas of God are represented worldwide in an attempt to provide people with three specific answers. The questions that are asked include where do we come from, why are we here, and where are we going after death. "Through the eyes of two fallen angels, Allaric and Llyrica, we get to witness everything from the point of creation, to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ ... and the plan that God has for all of us. "So journey with us in this fictional account of two fallen angels in their quest for salvation, for knowledge, and how they discover that this truly is a world without end." After teaching humanities classes for 40 years, Probst is now retired and lives in Quincy where he writes, travels and" involves himself with local musical productions. "A World Without End" is available at local stores and at Amazon: tinyurl.com/ aworldwithoutend. Don "Dino" Dailey offers a free presentation for all ages Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. at the community room in the Mohawk Community Resource Center. The center is located next m m m m m mmmm m I SENIOR MENU I m | Monday, Jan. 19 | Holiday. Sites closed | Tuesday, Jan. 20 | Beef stew, green salad, apricots, whole grain roll I Dino talk offered March 5 to the barn at the corner of highways 70 and 89 in Blairsden/Graeagle. Dailey will discuss dinosaurs, fossils, pictures and "interesting ideas." mum m mmm m m m m Wednesday, Jan. 21 Pork roast, sweet potato, ! peas and cauliflower, applesauce, whole grain roll | Thursday, Jan. 22 | Turkey sandwich, lettuce and tomato, cream of broccoli soup, orange slices ! i Friday, Jan. 23 m swiss steak with tomatoes, noodles, cauliflower, spinach I salad, apple crisp m *Vegetarian Meal; **Healthy Heart Meal m ***This item's menu may contain over 1,000 mg of Sodium m Nutrition sites:. Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, | 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-4173; Blairsden| open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for reservations. Suggested | donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older. One guest may accompany each| senior, $6 mandatory charge. Menus may change. Noon at all sites.- a- m m m m -m m "-- m "-- m . "--dl are small compared to the . wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." Organizers encourage demonstrators to dress as yellow-legged frogs (or any other animal) and bring signs- that inform people about the : importance of all species and the interrelatedness of life. Prior to the MLK Jr. Day biodiversity demonstration, organizers will have a sign- and costume-making party. These events are sponsored by the Student ,: Environmental Association. For more information, contact Robert Johnson at rmjohnson@frc.edu. MLK Jr. Day demonstration , celebrates diversity of life i