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! lOB Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Events Around Plumas County Wed, April 25 Quincy: "Marten Research, Ecology and Identification," 7 p.m., Plumas County Library meeting room. Talk on smalweasel-like forest carnivores by Katie Moriarty, Ph.D. student and researcher. Presented by Plumas Audubon Society. High School Jazz Night, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Town Hall Theatre at 469 Main St. Featuring jazz/pop performing groups from local high schools. Plumas Arts hosts. Donations at the door appreciated. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Wed, Thu, Fri, April 25, 26, 27 Portola: Portola High School comedy show, 7 p.m., PHS band room. Drama students perform short skits, many inspired by Saturday Night Live. Free. Thu, April 26 Chester: Poker Tournament, 7 p.m., Almanor Bowling Center. Benefits the Seneca Long Term Care Facility. For information: Dick Lee, 258-4300. Words & Music, 7 p.m., The Coffee Station at 192 Main St. Featuring Benny, Penny & Dude. Open stage follows featured artist; sign up at the door to perform. Tickets $3. Beverages available for purchase. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Sat, April 28 Alturas: "Birds of the Modoc Wildlife Refuge" tour, 5 - 7:30 p.m., Modoc Wildlife Refuge. Lassen Land and Trails Trust offers family-friendly trip led by Cassandra Roeder, biologist. Includes less than two miles light walking, dinner at Likely Cafe. Tickets $10 LLTT members, $15 non-members. Registration required. For information, to register:; Jessie, 257-3252. , Quincy: Horses Unlimited Inc. volunteer orientation and enrollment, 10 a:m., SPI Arena at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. First training May 1, 3:30 p.m. For information: 836-4551. Elks fashion show, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Quincy Elks Lodge. Includes social hour, chicken salad luncheon, fashion show with champagne. Benefits Elks' annual Quincy High School scholarship. Tickets $18 each, limited to 100, pre-sale only; available at Ayoob's, Great Northern, Carey Candy, My Sister's Closet, Roper's, Toy Store/Little People, Bargain Boutique, Ranchito Motel. Mourning Do,e Banding Program training, noon - 3 p.m., Plumas Unified School District Office at 50 Church St. California Department of Fish & Game seeks volunteers to help trap, band 4,000 birds this summer as part of coop- erative effort to ensure success of valuable game bird species. Participants must be over 18 (or with guardian), have good organizational skills, commitment to wildlife preservation. Training and materials provided. For information, to participate: Michelle Jimenez-Holtz, 283-7643, Table Mountain: Guided tours, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve near Oroville. DePartment of Fish and Game presents discussions of area geology, vistas, wildflowers, vernal pools, more. Tours last two hours, cover uneven rocky terrain. Wear sturdy, closed-toed Shoes; bring water, snacks. Advance registration required at Space limited, early registration recommended. Free; online donations requested. For information: DFG Interpretive Services, (916) 358-2869. Sun, April 29 Feather River Canyon: Seven - eight mile hike from Pulga to Mayaro. Led by the Chico Yahi Group of the Sierra Club. Loop takes in views, waterfall, remains of old resort town. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring lunch and water. To arrange meeting place: Kellie, 892-1744; Jeanne, 899-9980; Alan, 891-8789. Quincy: Building Bridges benefit dinner, 5 - 8 p.m,, Elks Lodge. Spaghetti dinner, no-host bar, live music bY Toboggan Squad and Flywire, auction. Proceeds support medical care for Milissa Bridges. Tickets, $10, available at Carey Candy Co., Traci's Sweet Surprises, Ayoob's, Feather River College SIFE students. For information: Chris DeHart, 394-0680. Wed, May 2 Portola: Dinosaur presentation by "Dino" 'B6qailey, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Williams House Museum' next'to the Sierra Motel on Highway 70. Free and appt0Priate for all ages.  ' Wed - Thu, May 2 - 3 Quincy: Feather River College Outdoor Recreation Leadership gear sale, noon - dark, Feather River Fitness. Event includes music, pizza, beverages, prize giveaways, kayak rolling practice (weather dependent). Proceeds support ORL student expeditions, student scholarships, Swiftwater Rescue class, Wilderness First Responder certifications. For information, to donate: 304-9723. Thu - Sat, May 3 - 5 Quincy: Friends of the Library book sale, Plumas County Library. Proceeds benefit book purchases, library programs, supplies. For information: Lin Bixby, current library board president, 283-9102. Fri, May4 Quincy: Art Walk, 5 - 7 p.m., downtown'. Opening reception for Carr Clifton at Capitol Arts Center at 525 Main St.; group show at Main Street Artists gallery; Plumas County Museum presents work by Harry Reeves and Linda Blum; Sara Conklin of Mountain Glass Lampwork Beads demonstrates bead making in front of 505 Main St.; Pangaea Cafe and Pub hosts show by Feather River College art department students; live music at The Drunk Brush Wine Bar. Fri - Sat, May 4 - 5 Quincy: Electronic Recycling, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Drop off following items for free recycling: televisions, monitors, LCD screens, plasma screens, laptops, computer towers, printers, copiers, fax machines, calculators, stereo systems, keyboards, mice, speakers, cellphones, telephones, microwave ovens. No other devices allowed. No batteries. For information: fair office, 283-6272. Star Follies; 7 p.m. Fri, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Sat; Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Cabaret-style lip-sync shows benefit local schools. Adults $12, kids under 12 $8. Tickets available at Bank of America, Feather River Fitness, Traci's Sweet Surprises, Carey Candy Co., Pangaea Cafe and Pub, the Drunk Brush, the Bike Shop. Sat, May 5 Quincy: Spanish Creek Bird Walk, meet 7:30 a.m. in the parking area next to the tennis courts in Gansner Park. David Arsenault and Tony Hall lead walk looking for birds along Spanish Creek from Gansner Park to wastewater ponds; ends before noon. Bring binoculars, field guides if available. Sun, May6 Blairsden: Seventh annual Tea in the High Sierra, 2 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center at the corner of highways 70 and 89. Participants encouraged to wear special hats. Tea, tea sandwiches, desserts, entertainment provided. "Nursery Rhyme" theme. Proceeds benefit resource center. Event limited to 48; tickets, $20, always sell out. For in- formation: 836-0466. **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, email or call Ingdd Burke at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or email We will publish the name of the event, location, date, time and a phone number, as space permits. " - - - - - -- -- 0000u,s00sgu00o00m00n, s II SENIOR. MENU Spaghetti, tossed green salad, chilled apricots II For the nutrition site m_ your mixed vegetables, french roll, larea call: Chester, 394-7636; berry cup Thursday, April 26 I Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, Tomato soup, tuna sandwich,_ 1284-6608; Portola, 832-4173 Tuesday, April24 tossed green salad, fresh l "(call day before to make Beef fajita, Musical features talent from across the county Delaine Fragnoli Managing Editor Lights, camera, aerosol! Ex- pect non-stop singing and dancing and lots of big hair as Feather River College brings the Broadway musical "Hair- spray" to the Town Hall The- atre next month. Tickets are on sale now, $10 each, at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books and The Fin- ishing Touch in Quincy. Savvy shoppers will pick up theirs now, as the college's musical productions are perennial sell-outs. In the unlikely event tickets are left by show time, they will be $12 at the door. The tale of desegregation of a Baltimore teen dance show, a la Dick Clark's Bandstand, stages Wednesday through Saturday, May 9 -- 12, at 7:30 p.m. A special Mother's Day matinee is slated for Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m. The production is truly a countywide effort. High school students from Portola snagged some of the starring roles, most notably Jennifer Wright in the lead role of pleasantly plump and pro- gressively minded Tracy Turnblad, whose dream is to be a dancer on the Corny Collins Show. Kristina Marr, a junior at PHS, plays the high-mainte- nance would-be beauty queen Amber Von Tussle, a Corny Collins dancer. Karl Tibbedeaux, also of Portola, brings serious vocal firepower to the role of Motor- mouth Maybelle, maven of the "Negro Hour" dance show and owner of a downtown record shop. Not to be outdone, Indian Valley boasts its share of tal- ent in the production. Mary Shelters, of Taylorsville, plays the stage mom from Hades, Amber's mother Vel: ma Von Tussle, who is also the producer of the Corny Collins Show. Salvatore "Sam" Catalano, of Taylorsville, shows his range in two cameo roles, ranging from the hardnosed principal of Patterson Park High School to Mr. Pinky, owner of a plus-size dress shop. Catalano, 85, brings a historical perspective to his performance. He worked in Los Angeles area schools dur- ing the 1960s, the setting for the play, and said he wit- nessed firsthand the drama of integration. Not to be left out, Quincy residents scooped up a num- ber of notable roles. Nate Dunn takes on the sizeable drag role of Edna Turnblad, Tracy's mother, made famous by Divine in the original film version. David Riley, who appeared as the Tin Man in last year's "Wizard of Oz," returns as Wilbur Turnblad, Edna's dot- ing husband and Tracy's sup- portive father. Claire Kepple, an out- standing Dorothy last year, comes back as Tracy's best friend, the hopelessly nerdy Penny Pingleton. Jennifer Kaufmaaan plays her shrill and bigoted mother Prudy Pingleton. Quincy High School stu- dent Garrett Hagwood swag- gers as teen heartthob [,ink Larkin, a Corny Collins dancer and the love interest of both Tracy and Amber. Jeff Kepple, whose previ- ous credits include Captain Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music," channels his inner car salesman as dance show host Corny Collins. Emmanuel Lemnah takes his turn as hip dancer Sea- weed J. Stubbs, Motormouth Maybelle's son and Penny Pingleton's love interest- much to the horror of her mother. The youngest player in the cast, Whitney MacIntyre, a sixth-grader at Quincy Ele- mentary School, plays Little Inez, Seaweed's sister, who is shunned because of her race when she tries to audi- tion for the Corny Collins Show. Fresh off a starring role in "Parallel Lives," Kim Carroll takes on cameo roles as a gym teacher and a jail matron. Bob Shipp makes an appear- ance as Mr. Spritzer, the sponsor of the Corny Collins Show. TOWN 1HALL THEATRE Presents COMING: WRATH OF THE TITANS reservation); Blairsden, 836- 0446 (Wednesdays only). peppers/black fruit, cupcake & ice cream HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ NIGHT Wed., April 25 7pm FREE Admission Donations at the concessions stand will help support high school music programs. THE HUNGER GAMES Fri., April 27 - Mon., April 30 Rated PG-13 142 rain. Action/Adventure In a not-too=distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district .are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertain- ment, part brutal intimidation of the subjegated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year- old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives. Showtime: 7pm Sunday Matinee 4pm beans, lettuce/tomatoes, *High Sodium Day ] l_ steamed corn, brown rice, II] ISuggested lunch donation orange sections Friday, April 27 I .price is $2.50. One guest may Juice, pork chops, mashed.. laccompany each senior, Wednesday, April 25 potatoes, steamed spinach, I T0$H .$6 mandatory charge. Meat loaf, bakedsweet potato, whole grain roll, applesauce. " - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - " HALL I il Have an event you would like to include in our events list, please t, ertnE send it here: Adults .................. 7.00 Students & Seniors ................. *6.00 Ihildren ................ *6.00 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at The Dynamites, a trio played by Natalie Kepple and Samantha Williams, of Quin- cy, and Suzanne Ross, of Chester, help to narrate the PlaY with their tight har- monies. Chester is also repre- sented by Ross' husband, Austin, who plays percussion in the orchestra. Longtime director Terry Gallagher helms the produc- tion. Choreographer Stephanie McMorrow earns her keep in the dance-heavy production. Quincy High mu- sic teacher Tanner Johns, the Lion in "Wizard," conducts the orchestra. Behind the scenes, Jeff Bryan, who played Scare- crow and designed sets for "Wizard," is the technical director. One of the challenges of producing the play was a lack of black actors. The play's licensing agreement prohibits the use of black- face, understandable in a story about segregation. So Gallagher will use context and "stylistic costuming" to help the audience differenti- ate between black roles and white ones. "The licensing agreement prohibits discrimination in casting based on gender, race, weight, ethnicity -- any- thing," said Gallagher, which makes sense because "the show is trying to make a statement about prejudice of any kind." But it avoids making that statement in a heavy-hand- ed way. Despite its serious subject matter, the play is energetic, funny and un- apologetically campy. It shows the power of music and dance to bring people together. As Tracy advo- cates to integrate the Corny Collins Show, her starched bouffant hairdo gives way to a long straight 'do, and the ,i hairSt3rleS beome symbols '-" of the cultural Sfiift from the  1950s to the 1960s. Although Tracy, Velma and Motormouth all have their vo- cal moments, and the Turn- blads croon a duet, the play is largely an ensemble piece with the Corny Collins dancers and the Detention Kids logging major stage time. By the time the last chord sounds, they will have demon- strated that, in the words of one of the play's signature numbers, "you can't stop the beat." Extended Hairspray cast Corny Collins council members JoAnne, played by Rikki Gregorich, of Quincy Brenda, played by Nina Martynn, of Quincy Shelly, played by Leann Kennedy, of Quincy Lou Anne, played by Martha Wright, of Quincy Peggy, played by Kendal Hicks, of Meadow Valley Tammy, played by Ava Hagwood, of Quincy Brad, played by Harley Sears, of Portola Fender, played by James Shipp, of Quincy Sketch, played by Dalton Riley, of Portola IQ, played by Pat Steffanic, of Portola Detention members Gilbert, played by Taelyr Keely, of Quincy Stogie, played by Alex Chatrapachai, of Quincy Cindy, played by Cheyanne Black-Lanouette, of Quincy Lorraine, played by Sara Rhodes, of Quincy Duane, played by John Flosi, of Quincy Ensemble member at large Jaramie Bodenham, of Quincy r