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Reporter WerJnesr',ay,~,'ar ~7 z~, ..... 11B Photo suDmitted billed as the top performer in this year's Snow- Rockin' Band this month While music still became a passion, he learned that he for skiing pleasure could do something with his Zlzay be a little patchy education, aiming it toward but the musical helping others in the Chicano. rming at the annu- community. l has just what the ).s by. le _ , As Cuetlar progressed up the 5r, ut rea--in musicat en- academic ladder, earning his rind ent, that is. Ph.D. from UC Los Angeles, he so's Rockin' Jalapeno found that his music slipped Oted Bay Area groupaway. In the 1980s, however, together rock, jazz, he once again picked up the , salsa, rhythm and passion and was soon adding X-Mex zydeco and members to his band. what' they call the As Dr. Loco performs today, SOund is the featuredcuellar isn't the only member lthe Saturday, Jan. 27 with an impressive degree. Other members hold college / [ ta with hors d'oeuvres, degrees, are professors, teach- [ ic and, of course, Dr. ers, social workers and admin- L oup is planned at the istrators. rs'Sierra County Fair- While providing music that in Quincy. Hors most find inspiring, the words. efrS and live music are to many of their songs are con- om 7 to 9 p.m., and sidered statements about the ~d to Dr Loco begins at 9 times and conditions. closes down at mid- [~ Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeno Band has released four record- esta is planned to ben- ings including: "Barrio Ritmos ., _ qraas County youth ski & Blues; .... Puro Party!" and the historic 'Movimiento Music;" and events held at the "Con/Safos." I[[] illeski hill. Billed as one of the Bay ]L hrea's top bands to dance to, Plumas County promoters of Uellar, the leader of the Snowball promise some J is an anthropologist good dancing opportunities. flfl[ eSsor at San Francisco " iversity. He has also Tickets iAgK"v,= .,as the director of La Tickets are on sale for $35 in II./ ~ .. at San Franctsco advance at the Bookshelf, -[ liversity, at Stanford, Quincy Natural Foods, and the ,] ego State University Plumas County Arts Commis- { t l erkeley. He has also sion in Quincy; Dollards Mar- ffOlved as the directorket in Portola the Graeagle [,t:esar Chavez Institute Store in Graeagle and at Ski lie Policy in San Fran- Gold Mountain in Johnsville. Tickets are also available at took up the guitar as the door for $40 per person. ! TUWing up in San Anto- For more information on the f[er high school, he event, ca11283-5064. the sax. He joined the where he was a place with the mill- , but was disappoint- his stint ended up in f dentistry. the military behind Years, Cuellar made ~ . . s professmn, until | When he decided he something with the earned for his time l- erVice. J k: Uming Cocktails L:h EVery Day 5 to 9 pm , lay Brunch 9 am. 2 pm Ni tta Sp dal Rib, Fri. ~ Sat. 2846018 I spells soon Mary McGrath can get any child's attention. Wearing her storytelling cape, the East Sacramento resident has an imaginative way of illuminat- ing world culture, local history and her own life experiences through stories. Her interest in storytelling started 27 years ago, when she was employed as a Head Start preschool teacher for the Sacramento City Unified School District. In the mid 1980s, she found- ed the Sacramento Storytellers Guild, and currently teaches "The Art of Storytelling," at Sacramento City College. Robin Aurelius, multi-in- strumentalist, provides au- thentic musical backdrops to the tales. The two have previously performed at library and mu- seum programs in Plumas County. Their performances have been repeatedly requested, ac- cording to Kathy Wickman, Plumas County Arts Commis- sion (PCAC) Artists in the Schools coordinator. PCAC sponsors a residency of school and library programs and family concerts through the California Arts Council in partnership with the Califor- nia Department of Education. McGrath will be weaving storytelling magic at the Porto- la Library, Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 3:30 p.m. The program is for children. In Quincy, McGrath will be performing at the Plumas County Library Wednesday, ,Jan. 24, at 3:30 p.m. In Portola and Quincy, Mc- Grath and Aurelius will per- form in "Told Under the Thorn Tree," a selection of Irish tales that is sure to enchant chil- B By Alicia Higbee Indian Valley Editor A mountain of juicy crab meat is the featured item at the annual Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce Crab Crack and Auction Saturday, Feb. 10. Tickets are now available for the popular event, and ear- ly reservations are recom- mended, according to office manager Lillian Basham Besides crab, there will be potato casserole, Caesar salad, beans, garlic bread and dessert that is prepared and served by the Greenville High School Culinary Arts class. Chamber members and Join us for Wed., Jan. 17 11 am- 3 pm Everyone invited! e Meet the Staff Food & non-alcoholic drinks Enter our "Name the House" contest and win a FREE mountain bike ,Ph,*,.,,,., ~ubm*t!ed Mary McGrath and Robin Aurelius will be visiting Chester, Greenville, Quincy and Portola, sharing their storytelling abilities this month. Four separate dates, and three different programs, are planned. The events are sponsored by the Plumas County Arts Commis- sion. dren of all ages, Wickman said. Admission is free. In Chester, McGrath will be performing at the Chester Ele- mentary School Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., for families. In Chester, the pair will per. form in "Sharing the Blanket," a story about a foolish spouse, parents, kings and queens and a few problem children, Wick- man said. Admission is $2 for children, $4 for adults and $10 fop families. Proceeds benefit the Chester PTA. And, in Greenville, "Heaven. ly Cat," is set for Friday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. in the library. There is no fee to attend this event. For more information on these events or others, contact the Plumas County Arts Com. mission at 283-3402. friends will be staffing a bar, with nonalcoholic beverages also available. Coffee and tea are complementary for partici- pants. Area merchants have pro- vided several items for the auction and a variety of give- away items as well, according to Basham. A special door prize is al- ways given away, too: a half hour flight over Plumas Coun- ty for up to five persons is hated annually by Feather Publishing. For more information, call the chamber at 284-6633, stop by 410 Main Street, Greenville, or visit www.indianvalley.net. COUNTY AI COHOL & DRUG RESOURCE EENTER 264 County Hospital Road Quincy 283-6316 Great Rate. Breakfast Included. PI:R NIGHT PER NIGHT SUN.-~RI. SMURDAYS Through Feb. 161h Through Feb. 10I~ (excludes Ja~. 20 3, 27) FREE Breakfast for two included with each nights stay. HOTEL/CAS INO 358 4111 [ ~ ~,,Iv~rtl,sb tom i V t or on .5quote Spo&s I Ao'o,~s horn the Nugge~ The Town Hall Theatre will be closed beginning 22 for installation of a new heating system. Monday Ladies Night * 2 for $7.00 Wednesday Couples' Night 2 for $7.50 Adult ............. $5.00 Children ............ $3.50 Students & Seniors ............ $4.00 OPEN 6DAYS A WEEK TOWN lille TIEI]TliE 2a3-114o. 469 Main St., Quincy, CA IIII A non-profit corporation bringing entertainment to the comrr, unity. _ i II II II I