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16B Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Plumas Arts will host the Open stage will follow the fea- next Words & Music Thurs- tured artist set. All aspiring day evening, March 22, at the poets, musicians, storytellers, Coffee Station in Chester, be- actors or performers are in- ginning at 7 p.m. Admission is vited to sign up at the door for $3. Featured performers for open stage. the evening are Jeff & Joel. Words and Music is an Jeff Bryant and Joel Ron- acoustic music and spoken don will debut as a duo during word program sponsored and the performance. In the words facilitated by Plumas Arts of Bryant, "The first time we since 1989. played together was at John- Plumas Arts is designated ny Walker's show in Novem- annually by the Plumas Coun- ber (the November 2011 ty Board of Supervisors to Words & Music in Chester). serve as the local representa- That was fun so we have been tire to the California Arts practicing regularly since Council's State-Local Partner- then and have worked up a set ship Program. Incorporated for this show. It is focused in 1981 as a 501(c)(3) not-for- around blues and rock." profit agency, Plumas Arts Bryant plays harmonica provides the region with a va- and hand drums and Rondon riety of cultural and educa- plays guitar. The duo is work- tional programs. ing to "generate a good groove For more information and put on an entertaining visit plumasarts.org, call show." 283-3402 or email Calling all local talent: info@plumasarts.org. Sheri Alzeerah way, these juices double as ice goods at home. Don'tbe afraid foodonthetable.com packs and, once thawed, Cool to bring silverware to the pic- drinks. But on those especial- nic, wash at home and reuse This season, it's time to cel- ly sweltering days, it wouldn't next time whether inside or ebrate sunny days and sunny hurt to enjoy them fresh out of out. Reuse is key to a frugal faces by putting on a spring the freezer, picnic and when you have picnic. Soak up what spring what you need at home, buy- has sprung, and take the din- Downsize containers ing the plastic version at the ing experience outdoors with Avoid taking entire bottles, store is only an unnecessary family and friends, jars and bags to the park and expense. Plus, you can score Doing so is easy and eCen instead, pack up reasonable fancy points when you're pic- better, cheap, memorable and servings in small reusable nicking with silverware. containers. This goes for delicious. All you have to do is con hltents, burger toppers, Say 'yes' to the yard follow these five tlps'and soon ............. enough, you'll be a frugal pic- chips and just about anything Save on gas too by holding nicking pro. in the picnic menu. Downsiz- the picnic right in your back- ing s vlngs means less yard. Eating at home can get Freeze juice boxes weight to tote around. But boring after a while, so change Staying hydrated is just as most importantly, taking it up by having meals Under important as staying satisfied more than stomachs can han- the sun or stars on days with with easy-to-pack foods. Keep dle is more likely to end up in good weather. Plus, with the beverages cool by letting them food waste, which translates privacy and security of your serve double-duty. Hours be- to money waste, own yard, keeping tabs on the fore heading out, stick juice Stick tO silverware kids won't be as hard as it boxes and pouches in the No need to invest in throw- would in a sprawling park. freezer then store them in a away spoons, forks and knives And if you forget an ingredi- cooler to take outside. That when you've already got the ent or supply, it won't take rl R IC mt/ch time or energy to re- trieve what you need at home. Plan at least a week ahead Meal planning, in any con- text, is the smartest, simplest way to save money on food. When it comes to picnics, plan the food, drinks and supplies at least a week in advance. That way, you can hit up the gro- cery store with a tangible list of needs rather than a vague idea of wants. Planning ahead also means no last-minute trips to the grocery store, which saves precious time and perhaps more precious gas. Making room for Mother Nature at the dinner table is easy when you've got a plan for money-sawy choices. All you need now is a warm day and a crowd of grumbling tummies. And as all parents know, the latter is easy to come by, Take a tour of Renown Children's Hospital. Scan this QR code with your smart phone. To download a QR code reader, visit your preferred app store, Y J