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14B Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter ARTS ENTERTAINMENT Taste of Plumas winners span many categories The ninth annual Taste of Plumas, held April 11, saw a record-breaking capacity crowd fill the big room at the fairgrounds for the Plumas Arts fundraising event. "It is a particularly wonderful thing to be able put on a overwhelmingly appreciated event like this," said Plumas Arts Director Roxanne Valladao. "When people are leaving with happy faces and you get thanked over and over again for putting on such a good party you know that what you are doing is something very special." Valladao thanked all the restaurants and the several hundred people that purchased tickets and made donations to the auction for making the event a success. The Taste of Plumas invited attendees to vote for their favorite samplings in several categories. General comments including "Everything was wonderful," "It was too hard to choose" and "This was the best year ever" filled the ballots, said Valladao. Every participant received numerous votes in the categories they entered. The results of the People's Choice vote went as follows: The Knook's Sweet Potato Soup was the front,runner in the Soups category. The Moroccan Seafood Chowder by Feather River College's culinary arts class and Southern Accent's Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo also got significant numbers of votes. Neighbors Bar-B-Que's Bread Puddin' and The Iron Door's Granny Smith Apple Crisp were tied as favorites in the Dessert category. Southern Accent also had a hit with its dessert pairing of New Orleans Bread Pudding with Lemon Whiskey Sauce and Scotch Whiskey. Hundreds of happy tasters fill Serpilio Hall to capacity at the ninth annual Taste of Plumas. Photos courtesy Plumas Arts Pairing_favorite went to Longboards Bar and Grill's Potato Chip with Onion Dip, Trout Roe and Chives paired with a South African Rosd. The top of the Entree favorites list was Carol's Caf6 and Catering's Asian Pear and Smoked Duck Tostada, which also garnered many votes for the Pairing and Presentation categories. Moon's Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes and Anna's Eggs Benedict were close behind in votes. The Presentation Award went to Pangaea Caf6 and Pub's array of sushi, which was also a heavy-hitter favorite in the Entrde category. Valladao said it was a particular honor that the new Plumas Arts Roll was debuted at the tasting; it is made with spicy and local Washington coast wild albacore tuna, cream cheese, cucumber and colorful shiso and radish sprouts. Event organizers expressed hope to see the roll on Pangaea's regular Thursday night sushi menu. Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa garnered a significant number of votes in the Appetizer category, scoring the restaurant as the 2015 Best of Show favorite for the Korean Won Ton Tacos created by Chef Scott Burns. The Brewing Lair was on hand with local brewed beer. Additionally, wine from Evergreen Market, The Drunk Brush and other featured wineries was plentiful. "It can be truly said that a good time was had by all and that everyone was impressed by how all the restaurants shined like the stars on this beautiful spring evening," organizers said. Plumas Arts invites the public to save the date of April 9, 2016, for the 10th annual Taste of Plumas. attheTOWn Hall Theatre on Main Street in Quincy May 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7 p.m. May 10: Mother's Day Matinee, 2 p.m. General Admission $12 Tickets available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books and Great Northern Hair Co., Quincy Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lupine Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTM). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. The stars of the 2015 Taste of Plumas -- chefs, restaurant owners, business wineries and local brewers -- line up at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds on April 9. TOWN HALL THEATRE HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ NIGHT Wednesday, April 22 A festive and inspiriting night of music presented by our Plumes County high school musicians playing together on one stage. $5 or more at the door benefits the high school music programs. OR7-THE JOURNEY Thursday, April 23 Earth Day Community Sustainability Awards at 7PM. Followed by a screening of the documentary film OR7: The Journey about the incredible journey of OR-7 the first wild wolf to step foot in California since 1924. This grey wolf was collared in Oregon and eventually dispersed from his pack. This film tells the story not only of OR-7, but of the wolf as a species in America. It is a journey of survival - a journey of inspiration. Filmmaker and producer Clemens Schenk will be on hand to introduce the film and take Q&A afterwards. $10 presale; $15 night of show; $5 discount for students, tickets available at Plumes Arts, Carey Candy Co, Epilogue Books, Quincy Natural Foods. 283-2939 or ELEVATE TAHOE-" FOOD INNOVATIONS AT 8,000 Tuesday, April 28 The evening's program centers around the presentation of this short documentary film that highlights individuals and organiza- tions in our neighboring Tahoe region who address the food-relat- ed challenges that come with life at 6,000 feet. The innovations are varied, inspiring, and are elevating to the spirit. Filmmakers and stars will be on hand to talk about the film and share solutions. The Local Farmers Guild will be on hand with plant start and the movement for locally grown food. I USTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Thursday, April 30 Readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood, in celebration of Mother's Day. Born of the creative work of mothers who publish on-line, each production is directed, produced, and performed by .local communities, for local .communi- ties. Tickets $10 in advance for Plumes Arts Members, $12 General Admission and at the Door. Tickets available at Plumas Arts, Alley Cat Caf6, FRC Bookstore, Sterling i,,. Sage, and Lupines. .................. "i TOUIH ...... ', miLL ............... " THEflTflE 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at Plumas Arts hosts artisan marketing workshop Plumas Arts willbe holding the second of three Plumas Artisan Made workshops Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This "workshop will focus on social media and marketing for artists. Information will be presented by Kristin York of the Sierra Business Council. This workshop is intended to help participants design an effective social media strategy and prioritize where to spend their time. Topics include the multitude of social media channels available, how to create a strategy that is appropriate for a business and how to maximize exposure to the target customer base. The workshop starts with baseline assessment and goals, then reviews the pros and cons of various platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Pinterest, Instagram, Yelp and other specialty sites. The workshop is free for Plumas Arts artist members ($40 a year with other membership benefits) or $20 a workshop. Preregistration is required. Space is limited to 20 people. The workshop will be held at the Quincy Collective, 91 Chfirch St. on the corner of Church and Lawrence streets in Quincy. Contact Kara Rockett-Arsenault at 616-8866 or info@plumasartisan to reserve a space. The workshop will be interactive, so participants are encouraged to bring their laptop, tablet or smartph0ne to join in. J