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14B Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Events Around Plumas County Wed, May 2 Portola: Dinosaur presentation by Dino Don Dailey 630 830 pm Williams House Museum next to the Sierra Motel on Highway 70 Free and appropriate 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, May 4 Greenville: Hum Ku gathering, 6:30 p.m. - dark, between Greenville Elementary School and ball field. Women's group invites residents to participate in drumming, singing, sending positive thoughts. Bring drums, clapper sticks, rattles, blankets, chairs. Quincy: Art Walk, 5 - 7 p.m., downtown. Openihg 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; livemusic at The Drunk Brush Wine Bar; local barn quilt information, drawing for miniature barn quilt, refreshments at Quincy chamber. 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 Care and Pub, the Drunk Brush, the Bike Shop. Sat, May $ Quincy: Spanish Creek Bird Walk, meet 7:30 a.m. n parking area next to tennis courts in Gansner Park. David Arsenault and Tony Hall lead walk looking for birds alongSpanish Creek from Gansner Park to wastewater pondsi ends before noon. Bring binoculars, field guides if available. Bird box building workshop, 1 - 5 p.m. For information: David Arsenault, 283-0455, Sun, May 6 Blairsden: Seventh annual l"ea 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 information: 836-0466. Tue, May 8 Quincy: Medicare workshop over lunch, noon - 2 p.m., Plumas County Library. Passages HICAP invites anyone new to Medicare or hoping to better understand how Medicare works to bring a sack lunch and join free interactive Welcome to Medicare workshop. Includes discussion of A, 8, C, D's of Medicare and getting the most of Medicare benefits. For information, to save a seat: Natasha Coulter-LaTorre, (800) 434-0222. ThurMay 10 Quincy: "Mountain Bounty: Three Years of Community Food Projects," 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Alley Cat Cafe. Plumas Rural Services' Community Food Network staff share free presentation about three years of success and challenges with the Mountain Bounty project. For information: Elizabeth Powell, 283-3611, ext. *839. Words & Music, 7 p.m., Patti's Thunder. Open stage follows featured artist; sign up at the door to perform. Tickets $3. Beverages available for purchase. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. San Francisco: "Listen to Your Mother"; lobby opens 6 p.m., show starts at 7; Cowell Theater at the Fort Mason Center. Indian Valley's Margaret Elysia Garcia will join other morns in performance of live readings in honor of Mother's Day. Tickets $25 in advance, $27.25 at the door. Portion of proceeds benefits literary arts in schools. For advance tickets: (415) 345-7575, Sat, May 12 Chester: Chester Meadow Bird Walk, meet 7:30 a.m. at high school parking lot at end of First Street. To ca,pool from Quincy meet at the post office at 6:15 a.m. Led by Ryan Burnett along the meadow next to the North Fork Feather River as it flows toward Lake Almanor. Bring a pack with lunch and drinks to participate in group picnic in the meadow. Bring binoculars, field guides if available. Graeagle: Student art open house, noon - 3 p.m., Red House Art Gallery. Showcasing artwork by Portola Junior-Senior High School students just in time for Mother's Day. Greenville: Mother's Day Tea; noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.; former Yorkshire House at 421 Main St. Traditional English tea with finger foods and desserts. Three seatings for 20 per seating. Tickets $15 per person, available at Sterling Sage, Lupine's. Fundraiser for Feather River Parish United Methodist Women, Indian Valley Academy chorus, Indian Valley Youth Summit, Genesee Retreat. For information: Marsha Roby, 284-6534. Indian Valley Friends of NRA Banquet & Auction, 5 p.m., Greenville Town Hall at 121 Bidwell St. Fundraising event for National Rifle Association with dinner, live and silent auctions, pnze giveaways, no-host bar, more. Tickets $50 per person. For information: Mandy, 394-0237. Johnsville: .Park cleanup day, 8 a.m. - noon, Plumas-Eureka State Park. Park association asks for help prepanng park for Memorial Day opening. Includes spreading wood chips, cleaning trails, raking lawns, sweeping campground roads, general spring cleanup. Wear long pants, work shoes, gloves, hat; bring water bottles and, if possible, leaf and garden rakes, flat nose shovels, wheelbarrows. For information, to RSVP: Jay Skutt, 836-4.135. Portola: Spring Celebration, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Grizzly Creek Ranch Campus at 5900 Grizzly Road. Sierra Nevada Journeys invites everyone to free event including campus tour, lunch, prize drawing, activities like archery, climbing tower, kayaking, arts and crafts, Wildlife Adventures with Sierra Nevada Journeys' own Indiana Jones, much more. No pets except service anima s allowed on site. For information, to RSVP: Amanda Crabb, (775} 560-6218, **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, email or call Ingrid Burke at 283-0800, For sporting events, induding 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. f m m ill m m m m m m I I SENIOR MENU Monday, May 7 Salisbury steak, mashed pota- For the nutrition site in your toes, harvard beets, ww dinner area call: Chester, 394-7636; roll, strawberries/ice cream Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, 284-6608; Portola, 832-4173 Tuesday, May 8 (call day before to make Chicken cacciatore, penne reservation); Blairsden, 836- 0446(Wednesdays only), pasta, spinach salad, whole |Suggested lunch donation grain bread, mandarin oranges price is $2.50. One guest may Wednesday, May 9 accompany each senior, Healthy heart meal. Beef/stir ih$6mandatory charge, fry, carrots/broccoli, brown m m m U m m m m m II rice, sliced peaches, dinner roll, fortune cookie | Thursday, May 10 | Egg salad sandwich, bean soup, green salad, ww.bread, orange | sections I Friday, May 11 Mother's day meal: | juice/baked ham, baked sweet potato, asparagus, dinner roll, | fru_it cobbler. *High sodium day.. Members work to keep Sierra Grange alive Construction progresses on the Sierra Valley Grange building in the 193Os. The hall in Vinton is still used to house Cowboy Poetry shows and community events. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum Maureen Kim berling Sierra Valley Grange Special to Feather Publishing How often do you drive through Vinton on Highway 70 and pass the white build- ing with the words Cowboy Poetry in large blue letters and the Sierra Valley Grange in smaller letters? The next time you pass by, take a deep breath and pause the busy thoughts going through'your mind. You're passing a bit of living history. Historically, the Grange in California was started in Ju- ly 1873. Less than two years later in 1875, the Sierra Val- ley Grange was started. It was a place the local commu- nity could come together to meet and discuss issues that would improve their lives. The Grange exerted a power- ful influence, promoting bet- ter farming, cattle raising, constructing local highways and, in 1938, was instrumen- tal in bringing the power lines to Sierra Valley. _ Four years after its found- ing, the local community Grange had the largest mem- bership in California. The large comfortable building that stands today was built in the early 1930s. Ted Ramelli, whose ancestors settled in the valley, states that the Grange was essential as a meeting place for residents to deal with the issues of graz- ing, water, land boundaries and many more. Today the Ag Commission has work- shops to continue education and communication. According to longtime resi- dent Betty Dellera, the Grange was not "all work and no play." It was also a place to bring friends and families together for fun, dances, box socials and potluck dinners. The Grange has been im- portant to Sierra Valley for over 137 years for a multitude of reasons. Recently the com- munity came together in the spirit of caring and concern to raise funds for two fami- lies struck by disaster. Throughout the year, this building houses benefits for schools, 4-H and the fire de- partment, and provides space for informational presenta- tions and private gatherings. For the Grange to keep its doors open, a small group of members sits around old wooden tables the first Wednesday of every month. Like the Grange members many years before us, we plan fundraisers not to "raise the barn" but to keep it standing. The words Cowboy Poetry describe our main fundraiser, done in the spirit of our ancestors and to bring to Vinton talented artists to keep the wonderful stories and songs alive. People come from Reno and other areas every year to share a meal, see old friends and listen to heartfelt songs from our western heritage. We don't, however, see many of our Sierra Valley neighbors. We would really like to welcome our local friends and families to this venue to see friends, enjoy great homemade food and enjoy a quality performance that will take you back to the way things used to be. Over the - years, our unique hall has heard some great performers: Waddle Mitchell, Belinda Gaff, Dave Stamey and Brenn Hill to name a few. As the lights are dimmed, there seems to be a mutual connec- tion between the performers and audience. Numerous per- formers have said how they "feel at home" and especially enjoy sharing their talents in this old Grange Hall. We hope you will come to the next Cowboy Poetry in October. AIso join us in the coming months for other fundraising events. Din- ner/dances, with a live band, will be held once a month. Then watch for information about Sunday pancake break- fasts to be put on by the men of the Grange. You can also support the Grange by be- coming a member. The white and blue building needs your support. We welcome our lo- cal Sierra Valley residents and hope to see you soon. For more information, visit sierravalleygrangecowboy poetry.vceebly:oom. Rich . ..... Moore, Grange mater/event organizer, is available at (831) 801-3719. Pam Olivieri, event organizer, can be reached at (831) 345-9840. The Grange email address is svgcbpoetry, and its mailing address is P.O. Box 15, Vinton, CA 96135. Feather River College Presents "You can't stop the beat..." The Broadway Musical Town Hall Theatre Quincy Regular Showing: May 9-12; 7:30pm Special Mother's Day Matinee: May 13, 2pm Book by Mark O'Donnell Thomas Meehan Music by Marc Shaiman Lyrics by. Scott Whittman Marc Shaiman Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler Arrangements by Marc Shaiman Tickets available at Care)/Candy Company, Epilog Books, and The Finishing Touch Pre-sale tickets: $ I0; At the door: $12 HAIRSPRAy b  thmugt spcl arrangement  Music Theatre Intnatnal (M71) All authodze edormnce mater;al$ are also supplied by MT1. 421 Wt S4h Stmc New rk. Ny 10019 Phon 2t 2-541-4684 Fa 212.39714