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14B Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Student art ,on display Feather River College art instructor Dianne Lipscomb, second from left, poses with some of her students during the ninth annual Student Art Exhibit held at Pangaea Cafb on May 2. From left: Katia Lowry, Lipscomb, Ricardo Archundia, Kevin Monroy and Kaylah Petersen. This is Lipscomb&apos;s final art show as she is retiring at the end of this school year. Art students and'patrons pack Pangaea Cafb on May 2 to kickoff the ninth annual Feather River College Student Art Exhibit. The art will be on display through May 16 and some of it is available for purchase. Photos by Debra Moore Events Around Plumas County Quincy: Candidate forum, 12:15 p.m., Plumas County Library meeting room. Plumas County Special Districts Association hosts open to the public: Public Cal Fire meeting, 6 p.m., Veterans Hall. Topics include defensible space inspection program, state responsibility area fee, questions and answers. All elected officials, public encouraged to attend. Candidate night, 6:30 p.m., Plumas County Library meeting room. League of Women Voters hosts forum allowing local candidates to speak, answer questions. "Beauty and the Beast" opening night, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Feather River College presents-O-ney:musicaL=Runs7 p.m.:hrough May 10, 2 p.m. May 11. General admission $12, tickets available at Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co., Great Northern Hair Co. i Chester: Facilitated trail planning -- Thll I workshop, 6 p.m., ABC .'- o  Center annex building at May o I 372 Main St. Local trail groups join to plan nonmotorized Lake Almanor trails; public encouraged to attend, comment. For information about Almanor Basin Trails Exploratory Committee: David Slusher, 258-7750. 7 Greenville: Haiti trip presentation, 7 p.m., Indian Valley Elementary School cafeteria. Indian Valley Academy students offer highlights from recent trip. Free. Meadow Valley: Madow Valley Multiagency Wildland Fire Exercise pre-meeting, 7 - 8 p.m., Meadow Valley Community Church. Residents can learn. what to expect at drill scheduled for June 1. Quincy: Words & Music, doors open 7 p.m., Patti's Thunder Caf. Featuring Adrienne Johnson. Open mic begins 8 p.m., sign up at the door. Admission $3; beverages available for purchase. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Chester: Taco night, 5:30 - 7 p.m.,  Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at I I'TI _ I 164 Main St. $8 per / a ' persn' Preview, 6 p.m., St. Andrew's Academy on Main Street. Hot dog barbecue at 6; fencing demonstration begins 6:30 p.m., followed by poetry, grammar, geography recitations, choir presentation. Student projects on display. Free; all are welcome. Greenville: Annual Sierra Farmstead Mother's Day plant sale, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Greenville High School lawn. Annuals, perennials, herbs, veggie starts, flower baskets, fruit treeS,r berries, starts from Greenvi le High School Garden. Sponsored by Women's Mountain Passages, Sierra Farmstead, Gray's Flower Garden, California Sister Nursery, Greenville High School Garden; proceeds benefit Digging In Garden Education Program, Greenville High School Garden. Pertola: Inaugural Cleanup Day, meet 9 a.m. at Portola City Maintenance Yard. I Love Portola volunteers clean up highway, alleys, Riverwalk. City provides tools, safety equipment; bring safety glasses, gloves. For information: Michelle Gault, 775-636-1565. World Fair Trade Day, noon - 4 p.m., Feather River Food Co-op. Samples, prize giveaways celebrate, raise awareness of fair trade. For information: Jamie Huynh, 283-2458. Quincy: World Fair Trade Day, noon - 4 p.m., Quincy Natural Foods. Samples, prize giveaways celebrate, raise awareness of fair trade. For information: Jamie Huynh, 283-2458. Black Bart re-enactment, 2 - 4 p.m., Plumas County Museum. First-person account of "gentleman bandit" presented by Old West historian, re-enactor Lee Dummel. Donations accepted, proceeds benefit museum. Refreshments served. For information: 283-6320. Taylorsville: ndian Valley Friends of the NRA fifth annual Fundraising Banquet, starts 5 p.m., Taylorsville Community Grange. Gun giveaway, tri-tip dinner, silent and live auctions, special drawings, games. Tickets, $50, available at Plumas Bank in Greenville, not sold at the door. Seating limited to 150. Proceeds support local women and youth shooting program grants. For information: Roger Cherry, 966-5649. Chester: Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting, 6:30 p.m., Almanor Recreation Center at 450 Meadowbrook Loop. Featuring presentation by Rami Kim, who will also lead workshop May 14. Meetings held every second Monday; everyone welcome. For information: Jean Martin, 259-5060. quincy: Mourning dove banding workshop, 3 p.m., Feather River College Science Room 104. Participants learn how to safely attract, capture, determine and record age and sex, band, release birds as part of volunteer.driven national study. For information: Jessica Spalding, Belden: Emissions music festival. Feather River Canyon: Geology 101: From Soda Rock to Melones Fault. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment Center of Forestry tour led by Dr. Derek Lerch. $50 per person. For information: 284-1022. Graeagle: Graeagle Junior Fishing Derby, 7:30 - noon, Graeagle Millpond on Highway 89. Free event offers outdoor experience for young children, families. Limited free equipment available; bring fishing gear if possible. For information: Cindy, 249-0444; Tim, 836-2828. Meadow Valley: Spanish Ranch Bird Walk, meet 7:30 a.m. at 6669 Bucks Lake Road: when coming from Quincy, house is on right two houses past Pineleaf intersection. Plumas Audubon Society walk led by Darrel Jury, Darla DeRuiter; ends before noon. For information: Portola: Sierra Valley Friends of the NRA an al fundraising banquet, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall at 449 W. Sierra Ave. Tickets $40, not sold at the door. To pre-purchase call 249-2848 or see local committee member. For information: LeAnn Steffanic, 258-6727. Quincy: Driving clinic, 9 a.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. High Mountain Riders sponsors horse driving classes by Nona Bales. Auditors welcome, invited to donate to Horses Unlimited. For information, to schedule a lesson: Dorothy Edwards, 616-0858. 16th annual Feather River College production horse sale, 1 p.m., FRC Equine Center. Live auction features top quarter horse bloodlines, versatile riding horses. Sale-day preview 9 a.m.; special preview, competition 1 p.m. May 16. Proceeds benefit Equine Studies Program through FRC Foundation. For information: 283-0202, ext. 272. Portola: Dinner honoring military personnel, 5 - 7 p.m., Calpine Elks Lodge at 71292 Highway 70 3 miles west of Portola. Serving Portola, Loyalton, Quincy, Greenville areas: all veterans, active duty military personnel, their guests welcome; meal is free. Menu includes rib-eye steaks. Reservations appreciated. For information, to RSVP: veterans service office, 283-6275; Tom Mareina, 283-4359. Chester: ! luincy: Chester Meadow Bird , Quincy Star Follies, 6 and Walk; to carpool from  8:30 p.m., Serpilio Hall at ,, Quincy meet 6:15 a.m. a t Plumas-Sierra County post office, in Chester ' Fairgrounds. Community meet 7:30 a.m. in high members star in variety school parking lot at end benefiting Feather River of First Street. Plumas Audubon Society walk College Foundation. Tickets available at Carey led by Ryan Burnett. Bring pack with lunch, Candy Co., Bank of America, Moon's Restaurant, drinks to participate in optional group picnic Graeagle and Associates, the door if not sold out. in the meadow. For information: For information: Lisa Kelly at Moon's Restaurant, plumasaudubon:org. 283-9900. Quincy: Tab Benoit in concert; doors open 7:30, showtime 8 p.m.; Town Hall Theatre. Award-winning blues musician presented by Plumas Arts. General admission $25; Plumas Arts member advance tickets $20; tickets at the door (if available) $30. Tickets available online at For information about performer: Louisiana blues man conservationist comes to Quincy theatre "... both brash and subtle, cool yet a bit out of control, deliberate and funky." Tab Benoit will bring his award-winning, . Cajun-spiced, country-flavored Louisiana blues with a trademark R&B edge to the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday, May 21. Showtime is 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tab Benoit (Ben-wah) is a Cajun man who's definitely got the blues. Growing up in Houma, Louisiana, he has been a guitar player since his teenage years, hanging out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends. An environmental activist as well as a stellar blues musician, Benit has made the preservation of the endangered delta wetlands his personal crusade. He serves as president of Voice of the Wetlands, an environmental organization he co-founded in 2003, and he appeared prominently in "Hurricane on the Bayou," a 2006 documentary by filmmaker McGillivray Freeman .that chronicles life in Louisiana after Katrina. "Hurricane on the Bayou" played in iMax theaters in the U.S., Canada and Europe throughout 2007. In 2010, Benoit received the Governor's Award for , Conservationist of the Year for 2009 from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit has won numerous r i i i i i I SENIOR MENU I. I | Monday, May 12 Salad nicoise, french roll, | mixed fruit cup, cupcake I Tuesday, May 13 | Turkey burger, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, pears, frozen | yogurt Tab Benoit campaigns for protection of endangered delta wetlands as well as performing outstanding blues music. He will play at the Town Hall Theatre on May 21. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts JY'r' honors during his music career, including three Grammy nominations. In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music :Awards (formerly the W.C. Handy Awards) in Memphis, described as "the highest accolade afforded musicians and songwriters in blues music." General admission to the Town Hall Theatre show is $25. Plumas Arts members can purchase advance tickets at $20. Tickets are also available at Quincy Natural Foods and online at While the show is not yet sold out, tickets are selling briskly and Plumas Arts predicts that this may be another sold-out show. If it is not, admission at the door will be $30 for all comers. Wednesday, Mayl4 Steak teriyaki, broccoli, | brown rice, dinner roll, fruit I cocktail Thursday, May 15 | Baked chicken, spinach/ I orange salad, steamed zucchi- ni, whole wheat roll, banana I Friday, May 16 I Juice, roast beef, carrots, new potatoes/whole grain I roll, apricots i ,, i 'l'/.,i./1I'..'//,(/h7###1/!211/,'/!7/I f/I/,,/l/l71t/.'/lt#l/,lF, I///#tgt//,.'l/l'l$#lltii,/; '. '{ '/,;i?  7 .:.'i<./'.,1,7Vi7,.,;i2/ ;.i i Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; I Greenville, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832- 1 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for I reservations. Suggested donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older. I One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory | charge. Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all sites. ", !!il