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1UIB Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 uullem, tecoro, ffrogresslve, teporter Plumas Ukulele Society to play Quincy Words & Music Evoking the balmy weather and sweet breezes of a far-away island paradise, The PUKES (Plumas Ukulele Society) takes the stage at the Thursday, Feb. 13, Quincy Words & Music, hosted by Patti's Thunder Caf6. Armed with ukuleles of all sorts, the group will transport the audience to a relaxed state of mind. The group was formed in 2012 by Lance Barker and Michelle Fulton as an informal gathering of folks wanting to play ukulele and have some fun. The group is mostly comprised of novice ukulele players, and the number of participants has been as high as 24. The group playing for the February Words & Music is composed of 12 players: Dave Members of The PUKES, short for Plumas Ukulele Society, are excited to perform at Plumas Arts' Words & Music program in Quincy on Thursday, Feb. 13. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Mitchell, Mari Erin Roth, Wayne Cartwright, Mary Miles, Shirley DeLeon, Steve Turner, Bib Willis, Amy Bennett, Connie Lief, Mahlah Holden, Robert Johnson and David Arsenault. The Pukes play ukuleles of all types from the tiny soprano to the larger tenors, baritones and even a bass ukulele. "We hope you enjoy our performance of love songs in honor of Valentine's Day. We are very excited to share our love of the ukulele with you!" say members of the group. : Doors open at 7 p.m. and ; the'show starts at 7:15. Open i stage begins at 8 p.m.; sign-u is available to all interested parties. Words & Music is sponsored by Plumas Arts and there is a $3 entry chargei at the door. Beverages are available for purchase. Words & Music is a program of Plumas Arts, featuring acoustic performances of music and the spoken word. For more information about this or any, of the many programs sponsored by Plumas Arts, call 283-3402, visit plumasarts.org or stop by the Plumas Arts Gallery located at 525 Main St. in Quincy. Office hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Events Around Plumas County Quiucy: Father/daughter Valentine's Day dinner, Moon s Restaurant. Seatings at 5 and 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Quincy High School's softball team. Menu: calzone, salad, bread, dessert, drink. $20 per father-daughter combo, $10 each additional daughter. Proceeds go toward obtaining new uniforms. Presale tickets available at Carey Candy Co., T's 2 Go: Quincy Little League sign-ups, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Quincy High School cafeteria. Costs $50 per player, $125 maximum per family. After Feb. 13 all sign-ups $70. Prospective players must bring birth certificate; parent must be present to register. Evaluation day Sat, March 8, at Feather River College gym. For information: Michelle Morrison, 283-3322; Holly Buus, 283-1522: t chester: Almanor Community Supper, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Chester Memorial Hall. Twice-monthly hosted by different club, organization November through April. Free; donations appreciated. For information, to volunteer: Lisa and Craig Phillips, 714-801-2543. Quincy: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Patti's Thunder. Monthly series of acoustic music, spoken word features Plumas Ukulele Society. Sign up at the door for open mic. $3. Sponsored by Plumas Arts. For information: 283-3402. Chester: Taco night, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 194 Main St. S8 per person• Graeagle: Valentine's Day Dinner, 5:30 - 9 p.m., Chalet View Lodge at 72056 Highway 70. Prix-fixe three-course meal features guest chef Kevin Reese; accompanied by live music with guitarist Andrew Ohren. $45 per person. For information, reservations (required): 832-5528. Portola: Words & Music, doors open 7 p.m., Williams House across the street from Sierra Energy. Featuring Kelly Ann Miller. Bring your own snacks, beverages. Admission $3; open stage follows featured act. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Quincy: Children's Dental Health Fun Day, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Feather River Family Dentistry across from Plumas District Hospital. In observance of National Children's Dental Health Month, free dental services available for children ages 6 months - 10 years. For appointments (recommended): 283-3915. For information: Tiffany Leonhardt, 283-7971. Comedy Night, Town Hall Theatre. Appetizers, no-host bar 6:30 p.m.; show 7 p.m. Local comedians presented by Association of Concerned Theatregoers. $15/couple, $10/person. Tickets available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books. For information: James Shipp, jamesshipp@hotmail.com. Johnsville: Snowfest at Johnsville and Plumas-Eureka State Park CANCELED due to lack of snow. For information: Tim Hardie, 836-1995. Chester: Chilly Chili Cook-Off, 1 - 4 p.m., outside Almanor Recreation Center. Presented by Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce. Live music, ' onsite ice carving • demonstration. Tasting kits $8. For information: chili chairman Tom Greely, 925-381-8331, Thomas.greely@comcast.net; chamber office, 258-2426. Johnsville: U.S. Snowshoe Association sanctioned 2014 California State Snowshoe Championship Races CANCELED due to lack of snow. Snowshoe Thompson Challenge "Growler Relay,' CANCELED due to lack of snow. For information: 836-1995. Lake Davis: 18th annual Lake Davis Poker Run RESCHEDULED TO FEB. 22 due to lack of snow. For information: 836-6811. Quincy: Waffle breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, beverage for $6. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center. Partner Yoga Workshop, 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Quincy Yoga and Wellness Center in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center. Students connect with loved ones in playful practice emphasizing trust, •communication, balance, breath, support. No experience required. $35 per couple before Feb. 12; $45 per couple after Feb. 12. To register: dfragnoli@sbcglobal.net, 283-2241. LaSsen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walks, meet 1 p.m. outside Loomis Ranger Station on plaza in anita Lake area. Weather permitting. 1- to 2-mile adventure explores winter ecology, Lassen's geologic history. Dress in layers, carry food, drinking water. Limited number of snowshoes available for $1 donation. Portola: Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, 4 - 7 p.m., Portola United Methodist Church Social Hall at 396 Second Ave. Adults $10, children under 10 $5, family of four or more $25. For information: 832-4979, 832-4373. Quincy: Interview Skills: Ace The Interview, 10 a.m. - noon, Business and Career Network office in • Courthouse Annex at ounty Hospital Road. Free workshop presented by Alliance for Workforce Development. Chester: Chester Little League sign-ups; 7:45 - 8:30 a.m., 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Chester Elementary School lobby. Play open to boys and girls age 4 - 14, in four divisions. Costs $60. For information: Camille Klimek, 258-6204. Chester: Sober Grad committee meeting, 6 p.m., Chester High School cafeteria. Parents, community members interested in volunteering welcome. For more information: Wendi Durkin, 228-2683. To donate: Jennifer Branch, 258-3588. Chester: Almanor Community Supper, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Chester Memorial Hall. Twice-monthly event hosted by different club, organization November through April. Free; donations appreciated. For information, to volunteer: Lisa and Craig Phillips, 714-801-2543. Greenville: Dinner and game night, Greenville Community Methodist Church on Pine Street. Chili cook-off with fixings 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., family games until 8 p.m. Indian Valley Academy Class of 2016 hosts event to raise money for senior trip. $9 adults, $5 children 12 and under. Chance to challenge school chess team extra. Winning student chili chef earns prize. Quincy: Support the Arts Concert, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Elita Hutchins organizes benefit for Plumas Arts as senior project. Features singer-songwriter Jennifer Hoffman, rapper Mikey FreSh, Quincy High School Mini Trojans, junior high jazz band. Tickets S adults, $7 seniors and students, $6 children. e Graeagle: Live Music at The Grille, 5:30" 9 p.m., Chalet View Lodge at 72056 Highway 70. Featuring Ily Ann Miller guitarist and vocalist. Dinnermenu available. For information, reservations (recommended): Bob Hickman, 832-5528, mthomseme@yahoo.com. Kelly Ann Miller featured at Portola Words & Music Portola Words & Music continues Friday, Feb. 14, at the Williams House on Highway 70 right across the highway from Sierra Energy. Doors open at 7 p.m. A "bring your own" beverages and snacks policy will be observed for the evening. Admission is $3 at the door. Music begins at 7:15 p.m. Attendees can celebrate Valentine's Day with an intimate night of acoustic music from singer/songwriter Kelly Ann Miller. A Northern California native, Miller is taking audiences by storm with her surprisingly powerful vocals. Miller graduated from Visible Music College in Memphis, Tenn., with a bachelor's degree. When she later auditioned to perform at Indian Peak Vineyards' tasting room in Graeagle she dropped jaws and hasn't stopped since. For tw o years now she has been mesmerizing audiences at various private parties, bars, wineries, restaurants, art galleries, house concerts and even a couple of weddings. She shared the stage with The Marshall Tucker Band in 2012 and "stole the show," as one audience member saLd. Her acoustic guitar and angelic voice bring a raw, sultry Singer-songwriter Kelly Ann Miller plans to enchant audiences Friday, Feb. 14, at Portola's Words & Music. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts sound to the folk music genre that will captivate listeners. Open stage follows the featured set. Any aspiring poets, musicians, storytellers, actors or performers are encouraged to sign up at the door for a five- to seven-minute time slot. All music performances must be acoustic only. Original work is encouraged, but not required. Words & Music has been brought to audiences countywide since 1989 by Plumas Arts. Portola Words & Music is produced in partnership with the city of Portola. For more information contact Plumas Arts at 283-3402, or visit plumasarts.org. ON VALENTINE'S DAY FEBRUARY 14, 2005 TO NANCY, MY DARLING WIFE (Nancy died on February 16, 2005, two days later) From when you stood within your open door And said, with sparkling eyes, "You must be Sam," In answer to my nervous knock before, I changed into the better man I am. I found a purpose to my aimless life And knew, with all my heart, you were the one I'd strive to make my dearest, loving wife; But more than that: my stars, my moon, my sun! And ever since you've been my polar star, My truest guide through years of tears and joy, The deepest love that ills could never mar And storms and stress and age could not destroy, And know, your beacon eyes beneath their clouds still shine And draw me back to you, my brilliant valentine. Sam Salvatore (Sam) Catalano F m n m m -- .-- m --- --- m -- ---  II SENIOI vegetables, dinner roll,| I4E1NFL] strawberries. , | Monday, Feb. 17 Thursday, Feb. 20 i | Sites Closed. Presidents' Day. Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, i 1 | Tuesday, Feb. 18 steamed spinach, whole i Apple juice, beef stew, wheat bread, chilled apricots. , |carrots, potatoes, whole ! | grain roll, minted pears. Friday, Feb. 21 • Ethnic: turkey enchiladas, | Wednesday, Feb. 19 spanish rice, tossed green. | Healthy heart: baked chick- salad, citrus cup, flan I | en, brown rice, marinated (caramel pudding), i |Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; i Greenville, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-. | 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for i reservations. Suggested donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older., | One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory ! charge. Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all siteS. L ,, ._ .. ,, ,, ,, ,, __. ,, ,, ,, _. _i i:Sili ................................