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luD vveanesaay, l-eD. 26, 2014 Du.et,f,, recufu, rfucjfesve, repurter Attendees can get and give some Soul Power at upcoming concert Roxanne Valladao Plumas Arts Special to Feather Publishing Come along the Quincy Vets Hall on Saturday, March 8, to welcome Soul Power-- an energetic nine-piece band with a four-piece horn section -- for what may well be the party of the year. Soul Power plays a wide variety of' soul, funk and R&B by artists such as Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, The Average White Band, James Brown and more. Soul Power features Tommy Banks on vocals and Ian Willson on tenor sax. This highly danceable band blends the sophisticated sound of the Berkeley East Side Horns with a very funky rhythm section that hafts from the SF Bay Area featuring Michael Ray Ray on drums, Loren Linnard playing keys, Peter Fujii on guitar and bassist Scott Willson. Check out som e of their energy on this YouTube video sampler: http://bit.ly/lfGnaQO. A crew of happy volunteers will transform the Vets Hall into an old-school juke joint for the evening-- complete with a disco ball and neon. Be a part of the fun as we "funkifize" the place. 1970s fashions are encouraged -- wear your flares... Google "Soul Train" for ideas. Dancing and fun will be the theme of this celebration that welcomes many of us boomers into our 60s. If you are afnong the numbers turning 60 in this Year of the Horse or if you are born in the sign of Pisces we want to know.., email information@plumasarts.org. Southern Accent will be serving up a soul food meal before the event, with barbecue ribs or chiclen, greens, sweet potato cobbler, mac 'n' cheese and more to choose from. The hall will be set up for dining between and 5:30 and 6:30. Then the tables will be pulled away and everyone gets ready to hit the dance floor at 7:30 p.m. Admission is likely to be available by advance sale only (because we anticipate the event will be sold out). General admission is $25. Plumas Arts members may purchase tickets for $20 at the Plumas Arts Gallery, 525 Main St. in Quincy, or at Quincy batural Foods. Tickets also are available online at plumasarts.org or by calling 283-3402. Events Around Plumas Count) IIDI Greenville: Annual speech and limed  instrumental music ..".-m, I contest, 6 p.m., Greenville led/-g I High School library. High school students present speeches on "Engage Rotary, Change Lives -- Living a Life of Service Above Self," instrumental performances in first level of regional Rotary competition. Presented by Greenville Rotary Club. Community members invited; includes pizza, refreshments. Quincy: food by Southern Accent 5:30 - 6:30 pro., Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship volunteer day, live soul music by Soul Power starts 7:30. meet 9 a.m. at swimming hole near Oakland Celebration welcomes many boomers into Camp. Volunteers help build multiuse trails, their 60s. Anyone turning 60 or born in the Tools, breakfast, sack lunch, instruction sign of Pisces email provided; bring backpack, layers, hat or information@plumasarts.org Costumes sunglasses, work gloves, closed-toed shoes, encouraged. General admission $25, Plumas sunscreen. Arts members" $20. Tickets available at Plumas Arts Gallery, Quincy Natural Foods, Quincy Rainbow Girls annual taco dinner, 4 - plumasarts.org, by calling 283-3402. 7 p.m., Masonic Lodge at 70 Harbison St. $6 gets two tacos, rice, beans, drink; dine in or table Mountain (Butte County): take home. Free naturalist-led wildflower tours, 10 a.m and I p.m., North Table Mountain Ecological Table Mountain (Butte County): Reserve near Oroville. California Department Quincy: I Free naturalist-led wildflower tours, 10 a.m. of Fish and Wildlife presents discussion of Wine, Spirits & Chocolate, 5 and 1 p.m., North Table Mountain Ecological area's geology, vistas, wildflowers, vernal ' - 8 p.m., Carey Candy Co. Reserve near Oroville. California Department pools. Two-hour tours are approximately at 91 Bradley St. Suggested of Fish an d Wi!dlifepresents discussion of 2-1/2 miles over uneven terrain; fimited to 25 donation $10/person; area's geology, vistas, wildflowers, vernal participants. No dogs. Advanced registration proceeds benefit KQNY pools. Two-hour tours are approximately at http://bit.ly/1ffQI92 required. For Community Radio. Chester: Fish fry, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 194 Main St. $8 per person. Graeagle: Live Music at The Grille, 5:30 - 9 p.m.i Chalet View Lodge at 72056 Highway 70. Featuring Karl Larson, guitarist and vocalist. Dinner menu available. For information, reservations (recommended): Bob Hickman, 832-5528, mthomseme@yahoo.com. Quincy: Georgia's Open Mic; doors open 6:45 p.m., show at 7; Plumas Arts Gallery. Greenville High School student Georgia Tomaselli's senior project features main set by Ken Cawley and friends, open mic, hors d'oeuvres. Admission $3, beverages available for purchase. Sponsored by Plumas Arts. For information: georgia.tomaselli@yahoo.com, 616-1340. Peter Lassen presentation, 7 p.m., Plumas County Museum. Local author Ken Johnston speaks on recently released book "Legendary Truths -- Peter Lassen & His Gold Rush Trail in Fact & Fable." Free; refreshments served: For information: 283-6320. Vinton: Drought management workshop, I - 5 p.m., Sierra Valley Grange Hall on Highway 70. Sierra Valley, Feather River resource conservation districts host event for area farmers, ranchers in response to growing local concerns about potentially devastating water shortages, drought impacts. Sign-in, refreshments begin 12:15 p.m. Free, open to all interested parties. For information: sierravalleyrcd@gmail.com. Genesee: Mardi Gras Party, Genesee Store. No-host bar opens 5 p.m., famous "Shortest Mardi ,Gras Parade in the World starts 6 p.m. Presented by Genesee Hysterical Society. Louisiana Cajun jambalaya buffet, $15 a plate, after parade. Live music and dancing follow. For reservations! Genesee Store, 284-6351; Trisha Aitken, 284-7480. Lake Almanor: Annual Snowmobile Poker Run CANCELED due to lack of snow. Rescheduled from Feb. 15. For information: Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club president Tom Gaither, 375-7781; treasurer/secretary Kathy Donley, 596-4354. 2-1/2 miles over uneven terrain; limited to 25 participants. No dogs. Advanced registration at http:llbit.lyllffQI92 required. For information: CDFW Interpretive Services, 916-358-2869, interpretiveservices@wildlife.ca.gov. _ Lassen Volcanic dl National Park: Rangeriled snowshoe Sa-Sttn  walks, meet,1 p.m. ,=,,,k 'I-2.  outside Loomis Ranger Ivlm,,.  j Station on plaza in Manzanita Lake area. Weather permitting. I- to 2-mile adventure explores winter ecology, Lassen's geologic history. Dress in layers, carry food, drinking water. Limited number of snowshoes available for $I donation. Quincy: Fre e resume workshop, 10 a.m. - noon, Business and Career Network office in Courthouse Annex at 270 County Hospital Road. Presented by Alliance for Workforce Development. Annual pancake supper and silent auction, 6 - 8 p.m., Fellowship Hall at the Community United Methodist Church. Different varieties of pancakes, sausage, beverages; silent auction; children's pancake decorating; surprise giveaway; prize for best costume in Mardi Gras theme. Free; donations accepted. All proceeds benefit Vacation Bible School program. l Quincy: Mountaineering slideshow, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Presented by Feather River College outdoor recreation leadership instructor Saylor Flett. Quincy: All-you-can-eat Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange. Presented by United Bikers of rthern California every second Sat through April. Menu: biscuits and sausage gravy, fruit, juice, milk, coffee, tea, hot cider, hot chocolate; oatmeal option available. Bloody Marys, screwdrivers, mimosas $4. Opportunity drawing (need not be present to win). Supports local hospice. For information: Dave, Helen Reynolds, 283-4950. Soul Power dinner and dance, Vets Hall. Soul information: CDFW Interpretive Services,, 916-358-2869, interpretiveservices@wildlife.ca.gov. 0 Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walks, meet 1 p.m. outside Loomis Ranger Station on plaza in anzanita 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: Dinner honoring military personnel, 5 - 7 p.m., Calpine Elks Lodge on Highway 70 3 miles west of Portola. All veterans, active-duty military personnel, their guests welcome; meal is free. Reservations appreciated. For reservations: Tom Mareina, 283-4359; veterans service office, 283-6275 Quincy: Technician license class, 6 - 9 p.m., Zygner Allied Health building on Feather River College campus. Plumas ateur Radio Club offers free entry-level training. Review/test day Sat, March 15, at Plumas County Library; review 8 a.m., testing 1 p.m. Testing also available to those wishing to upgrade current license. For information: Judy, 616-0679. a chester: Almanor Community Supper, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Chester Memorial Hall Twice-monthly event hosted by different club, nization November through April. Free; donations appreciated. For information, to volunteer: Lisa and Craig Phillips, 714-801-2543. Vinton: Cowboy Show; 7:30 Poetry p.m. Fri, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat; Sierra Valley Grange Hall. Featuring Sourdough Slim, Mary Kaye, Joe Herrington. Show tickets $23; Dinner tickets $12. Fri corned beef and cabbage dinner 5 - 7 p.m., Sat roast beef dinner 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. For reserved tickets, information: Pam Olivieri or Rich Moore, 831-345-9840, svgcbpoetry@yahoo.com. Bay Area band Soul Power features a four-piece horn section and plays funk, soul and R&B. Catch the funky vibe in Quincy on March 8. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts High school student offers open mic night Georgia's Open Mic will take place Feb. 28 at the Plumas Arts Gallery in Quincy. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the program begins at 7. Admission is $3. Beverages will be available lbr purchase. There w ill be a featured performance by local musician Ken Cawley and friends. Art open mic sign-up will be available at the door. This event is the senior project ibr Georgia Tomaselli, a junior at Greenville High School. "This year I was challenged to do a project or put onan event with aspects of both entrepreneurship and community service," said. Tomaselli. ' "I've grown up in Plumas County's arts culture, following my father to gigs as a kid. It's a culture of family and friendship, cultivating minds young and old, and instilling a sense of adventure in all of us who are lucky enough to be in its light. This is why I've chosen to host an open mic. My goal is a night of great music, "Great music, great friends and great vibes," are the goals for Georgia's Open Mic, set for Friday in Quincy. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts great friends and great vibes." T ' his event is being sponsored by Plumas Arts, and snacks will be served with the help of the ladies at Young's Market in Taylorsv ille. For more information, contact Tomaselli at georgia.tomaselli(,)yahoo corn or 616-134l). TO NANCY SEPTEMBER 15, 200,5 (Finally able to share.) I take my daily walk along the street And think of all the things we used to say When you and I, to make our walk complete, Would comment on the sights along the way. Today, I sometimes talk aloud to you With words that fly away but find no ears To share my thoughts or sense a sob or two: They fade into the woods and no one hears. But then, because we shared so much so long, I sometimes hear your answer in the breeze Which mingles softly with my mournful song That echoes in the canyon through the trees. You may not hear, you may not see, but you are there To fill my empty space and save me from despair. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano Submitted February 26, 2014 Ill m m m m n I SENIOR MENU | Monday, March 3 m | Vegetarian: quiche, spinach salad, mixed fruit cup, | whole grain roll, oatmeal | cookie. Tuesday, March 4 | Orange juice, flank steak, | baked potato, steamed zuc- chini, whole grain bread, m m m m m mum II n Wednesday, March 5 Turkey sandwich, vegetable | barley soup, tossed green salad, sliced tomatoes, orange | slices. | Thursday, March 6 Meat loaf, cauliflower, | mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat roll, sliced apples. | Friday, March 7 | EthniC: sweet & sour pork, car- | rots/peppers, white rice, cubed | pudding. - pineapple, fortune cookie. | 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. Hours: Noon at all sites.