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lOB Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Launched in 2011, the Chrysalis Development Program for Women begins its fifth year in Plumas County in April 2015. The program is made available by Plumas Rural Services and facilitated by Dana Masih, executive coach and trainer. PRS organizers said Chrysalis was originally designed to "bridge the gap" for those who have transitioned out of abusive situations and/or sheltered accommodation and are in a more stable situation, but who may be left without a clear idea of what to do next. Research and experience have confirmed that when a person experiences abuse at any stage of life, the effects can be long-lasting. Leaving an abusive situation does not mean that the person is no longer affected. Any time people's sense of self is diminished through any kind of abuse, including emotional, mental, sexual, financial or physical abuse, they can be left with low self-esteem, a lack of confidence and underlying anxiety that may keep them from reaching their potential personally and professionally. The Chrysalis program focuses on personal development, assisting participants in creating a positive vision for the future, setting attainable goals, managing emotions, developing a healthier thought life and improving relationships. The program is open to any woman 18 years and over who needs support through transitions in life and wants to develop her potential in a supportive environment. Chrysalis is voluntary and Assemblyman Brian Dahle discuss goals. For information:, 916-933-7213. Blairsden: Watercolor class begins, 5:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center at junction of highways 70 and 89. Artist Lucinda Wood offers weekly instruction for students of all ages, abilities. Class continues April 1, April 22 - May 13. $60 for series. For information, supply list: 836-0446. Quincy: League of Women Voters of Plumas County meeting, 6 p.m., Plumas County Library. Featuring presentation by Bob Kingman, of Sierra Nevada Conservancy, reporting on recent statewide meeting. For information: Susan Christensen, 283-2424; Jane Braxton Little, 284-6516. Inaugural Seed Film Festival, 7 p.m., Science 104 at Feather River College. FRC Sustainability Action Team presents event as part of spring Environmental Film Series. Free, open to the public; beverages, popcorn provided. For information: Dr. Darla DeRuiter, 283-0202, ext. 262, Chester: Class of 2015 Homemade Italian Pasta Dinner, 6 - 8 p.m., Chester Elementary School cafeteria. Pasta, fresh salad, savory garlic bread for $10. Drive-thru available with preorder. No tickets sold at door. For tickets: 258-2126. Cromherg= Plumas County Republican Women meeting; registration 10:45 a.m., business meeting 11, luncheon noon; Neighbors BBQ. Presentation following luncheon features nurse, hospice volunteers discussing regulations, rural health services. Public welcome to presentation. $20 luncheon reservations due March 23 to Liz Holston, 836-4428. Quincy: Evening of wine, spirits and chocolate; 5 - 8 p.m.; Carey Candy Co. at 91 Bradley St. Fundraiser for KQNY 91.9 Plumas Community Radio. Suggested donation $10 per person; must be 21 or older. Show event wristband at Moon's Restaurant to receive 10 percent off meal. For information: Chester: Townhall meeting, 2 p.m., Memorial Hall at 500 Stone Ave. Sen. Ted Gaines, Assemblyman Brian Dahle discuss goals. For information:, 916-933-7213. Portola: Third annual father/daughter dance, 6 - 8 p.m., Portola Station Baptist Church at 171 S. Gulling St. Dinner, dessert, music, dancing. Free admission. Aloha/luau theme. For information: 832-4334. Beckwourth: Fire line safety awareness for hired vendors, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Beckwourth Fire Department. 8-hour FSTEP course continues April 17, 18. Tuition $70 per person. To RSVP: Beckwourth Fire Department, 832-1008. Chester: Olsen Barn tour, 1 p.m., meet at west end of Chester Causeway. Mike Yost leads Feather River Land Trust outing. Tour lasts approximately two hours, may traverse uneven ground. For information: Karen Kleven, 283-5758; Yost, 284-6649. Greenville: One-day workshop, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Greenville High School. Jefferson Center presents hands-on holistic management workshop. Limited to 50 people. Tickets available at, at door. Park in lot near gym. Scrapbooking class, 1 - 3 p.m., "Open Door" at Greenville Southern Baptist Church at 241 Greenville Wolf Creek Road. Materials provided; $3 donation requested. To RSVP (required): leave name, phone number on Jackie Johnson's message phone, 284-7302. Shanghai Shindig; doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6, talent show 7; Indian Valley Community Center. Fundraiser for Indian Valley Recreation and Park District includes Chinese dinner, local talent show, beer and wine bar, 50/50 giveaway. Audience votes for favorite act: each vote $1. Tickets $30; available at Lupines, Sterling Sage, the door. For information: Matt Cerney, 284-0990; Stephanie McMillan, 284-7385; Lake Almanor" Live music, 8 - 11 p.m., Tantardino's at 401 Ponderosa Drive. Featuring Doug and Meg, "The Sheehys." For information: 596-3902. Quincy: Mount Hough volunteer trail workday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., meet at Oakland Camp swimming hole. Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship provides tools, breakfast, after-work barbecue, beer by The Brewing Lair. No experience required. For information: 545-2580, Annual Soroptimist Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Photos with Easter bunny $5. Hunts as follows: up to age 2, 11 a.m.; ages 3 and 4, 11:10 a.m.; ages 5 and 6, 11:20 a.m.; ages 7 and 8, 11:30 a.m. Quincy Friends of NRA 14th annual fundraiser and auction, 5:30 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Locally catered dinner, no-host bar, live and ~silent auctions, special drawings, games. Tickets $45, presale only; early bird deadline March 1. For tickets, to donate: 616-8890. 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, 595-4480. Greenville: Basic defensive pistol class, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Greenville Shooting Range. Presented by Chester Tactical Sports. Class size limited. For reservations: 258-1911. Blairsden: Speakers Bureau, 5:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center at junction of highways 89 and 70. Local geotechnical engineer Richard Short offers presentation on San Francisco Bay Bridge span replacement. Free; includes light refreshments. For information, to RSVP (required): MCRC, 836-0446. Chester: Line dancing, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Lake Almanor Fitness Center at 160 Cedar St. Class led by Krista Marie Norris. For information: Norris, 250-5262; Suzanne McDonald, 375-0199. Greenville: School goals forum, 7:30- 8:30 a.m., Makin' Bakin' Cafe in Greenville High School culinary arts classroom. Aurora Westwood discusses local control and accountability plan, Plurnas Unified School District goals. Community input welcome. Breakfast purchase supports students. Quincy: Mental Health First Aid training, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Free training sponsored by Plumas County Mental Health Department provides guidance for dealing with someone in a mental health, emotional crisis. Includes lunch. Open to everyone; limited to 30 students. To register: Melissa Nickerson,, 283-6307. Quincy: Townhall meeting, 11 a.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Sen. Ted Gaines, Live music, 9:30 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. Ro'ck 'n' roll music by Driver. For information: 283-9788. there is no fee; however, it does require a commitment to attend and participate for six weeks. The group dynamic is confidential and relaxed, said organizers, enabling women to build a supportive network and create new and lasting friendships. Participants in the program have said they find it has a strong, lasting impact on their well-being: "Chrysalis helped me to realize that I am worthy and it is OK to take care of myself, to be happy and healthy," said one participant. "I learned there are other women with similar struggles and/or experiences," said another. "There are good, honest people that I can trust and build friendships with." Attendees said they value the focus the program places on their strengths and their potential, rather than dwelling on the past and their struggles: "Chrysalis is not about my abuse or addictions, it is about me and what I want for the future." Chrysalis will run from April through June and is offered at two locations. In Quincy at PRS' 711 E. Main St. office, the program will run Saturdays, April 25 through June 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In Portola at the Portola Family Resource Center, the program will run Thursdays, May 7 through June 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information and to register, contact Masih at 836-7354, register online at chrysalis. FREEDOM, from page 9B vaccines. All adults are being targeted as the National Vaccine Advisory Committee has issued a draft plan to increase adult vaccination rates and was taking comments on this draft plan via the Federal Register through March 9. Everywhere you turn, our government is seeking to force vaccinations on every man, woman and child. Vaccinations are not a benign medical procedure and every human being should have the right to say no for any reason they deem appropriate. The global community of 193 nations, including the United States, has articulated the principle in the 2005 Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights that "prior, , free and informed consent" must be given to "any preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical intervention." There is no carve-out for vaccination. Our neighbors to the north, Canada, as well as the United Kingdom, to which we owe a great deal of our legal heritage, both allow their citizens the fundamental right to choice with this issue. This Friday, March 27, Sen. Ted Gaines and Assembly Member Brian Dahle will be hosting a townhall meeting at the Plumas County Library in Quincy at 11 a:m. They will conduct another townhall meeting at the Memorial Hall in Chester at 2 p.m. I encourage anyone concerned about this issue, whether you have children or not, to attend these meetings and let them know how you feel about SB 277. You are their constituents. This is a medical freedom and parental rights issue. I leave you with quotes from Mahatma Gandhi's "A Guide to Health," published in 1921: "Vaccination is a barbarous practice, and it is one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time." "Conscientious objectors to vaccination should stand alone, if need be, against the whole world, in defence of their conviction." Hope to see you at the ttJwnhVall this F ida :: !!:!' Da wn Winkler-Kina teder is the Californ& state co-director of the Na tional Va ccine Informa tion Center, former executive director of Health Advocacy in the Public Interest, current member of the Executive Leadership Team for HealthChoice ( and administra tor for a page with over 4,500 members for Californ&ns against manda tory va ecina tion. THE KILLING OF THE KID When I was two I screamed my way up stairs; My father killed a kid he named for me. He did not know how much a child cares For pets with whom he's shared identity. The nanny bore a kid for each of us, And father gave them names to match us all. And I, the youngest, stirred the awful fuss That turned that promised meal to utter gall. My father learned how truly indiscreet He'd been to give each kid a kinship place When all along he raised them just to eat; And I, as yet, that pain cannot erase. And even now, I see the terror in its eyes, And even now, I hear the horror of its cries. 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