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12B Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Events Around Plumas County Wed, May 9 Quincy: Taco dinner, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., La Sierra Lanes. Benefits Quincy High School yearbook, desktop publishing class spring field trip. Adult meal $8 (two tacos, beans, cookie, drink), child meal $6 (one taco, beans, cookie, drink), $2 per extra taco. To-go orders available. Wed - Sun, May 9 - 13 Quincy: "Hairspray"; 7:30 p.m. Wed - Sat, 2 p.m. Sun; Town Hall Theatre. Feather River College production of Broadway musical. Pre-sale tickets, $10, available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books, The Finishing Touch. Shows usually sell out; if not, tickets $12 at the door. Thu, May 10 Quincy: "Mountain Bounty: Three Years of Community Food Projects," 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Alley Cat Care. 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. Featuring Kenny Davis. 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 rooms 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, listentoyourmothershow.com. Fri, May 11 Chester: Second Friday art opening, 5 - 7 p.m., The Backroom Gallery in Books and Beyond. New spring showing of original artworks by 19 artists. Wine and appetizers will be served. For information: Dawn at Books and Beyond, 258'2150. Fri - Sat, May 11 - 12 Lake Almanor: "The Princess Bride," 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Community Church at 2610 Plumas County Road A13. Lake Almanor Christian School Drama Company presents free play. Accompanying fundraising dinner begins 6 p.m. each evening. Medieval menu includes baked quarter yard bird, cob yellow maize, spud wedges, cornmeal muffin, dessert of chocolate. For information: 596-3683. Susanville: Serene reflection meditation workshop, Zephyr Forest Dharma Center at 697-550 Cheney Creek Road. Visiting senior monk leads instruction, practice, questions and answers, individual consultations. Dharma talk 7 p.m, Fri, retreat .begins 9 a.m. Sat. Free; donations accepted. For information: Gwynne, 251-2916; Camille, 310-1690; info@zephyrforest.com; zephyrforest.com. Sat, May 12 Chester: Chester Meadow Bird Walk, meet 7:30 a.m. at high school parking lot at end of First Street. To carpool from Quincy meet at the post office at 6:15 a.m. Led by Ryan Burner along the meadow next to the North Fork Feather River as it flows toward Lake AImanor. 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, prize giveaways, no-host bar, more. Tickets $50 per person. For. information: Mandy, 394-07. ..................... + +,, Johnsville: Park cleanup day, 8 a.m. - noon, Plumas-Eureka State Park. Park association asks for help preparing 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, 836-4135. 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 animals allowed on site. For information, to RSVP: Amanda Crabb, (775) 560-6218, amanda@sierranevadajourneys.org. Quincy: Sierra Park Homes open day. Tours of show home, information about Almanor Energy Plus, solar, Energy Star, energy savings. Food, beverages, bounce house, special Greenhorn Guest Ranch Mother's Day packages, furnish- ings on display by La Casa Bella. For information: Les Ellis, 283-9301. Sat - Sun, May 12 - 13 Twain: Second annual Art Show at the Hot Springs, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., California Sister at 29186 Highway'70. Art show is free, includes local artists. Tickets for $15 include food prepared by local chefs, beverage, music by local musicians, 10 percent off displayed art. Portion of proceeds benefits local artists. Tickets available at California Sister (look for big red truck at entrance), various stores in Quincy. RV and tent camping available. For information: 283-1589. Sun, May 13 Graeagle: Mother's Day Breakfast, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Calpine Elks Lodge at 17292 Highway 70. Sponsored by Calpine Elks. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, fruit bowl, orange juice, milk, coffee. Admission $10, children under 6 free. For information: Kathryn Moreda, 832-0951. Tue, May 15 Chester: Chester High School student art show reception, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Plumas Bank at 255 Main St. Art reception in- cludes refreshments, performance by CHS jazz band. Art will be displayed through month of May. For information: Tracey Smith, 258-4161. Quincy: Quincy Connect: Happy Transition Hour, 5 - 7 p.m., Alley Cat Cafe at 541 Main St. Transition Quincy hosts conversational salon, featuring Dale Ready on "Transportation Options with Rising Oil Prices." Free and open to all. Donations encouraged but not required. For information: Karen Kleven, 394-0269. "Local Women Making a Local Difference," 5:30 p.m., Tulsa Scott Pavilion at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Annual recognition event sponsored by Soroptimist International o(Quincy. Awards presented. Tickets $22; public is invited. For information, to make a reservation: Joyce Scroggs, 283-0795. Gospel music homecoming celebration, 7 p.m., Lutheran Church at 298 East High St. Showing of music video DVD featuring old-time gospel favorites. Free hot buttered popcorn. For information: Laura Foster, 927-7003; Bill Coates, 283-4260. **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, ernail iburke@plurnasnews.com or call Ingrid Burke at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or ernail srnorrow@plurnasnews.corn. We will publish the name of the even location, date, time and a phone number, as space permits. p I l I I l I l m I l I I l l I I I I  I II SENIOR. MENU Monday, May 14 Thursday, May 17 Vegetarian meal. @uiche, London broil, cubed winter I For the nutrition site in your steamed spinach, tossed green squash, baby lima beans, larea call: Chester, 394-7636; salad/oat muffin, fresh fruit warm ww bread, strawber- I Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, ries and frozen yogurt 1284-6608; Portola, 832-4173 Tuesday, May 15 "(call day before to make 1 Juice; pork roast, carrots, Friday, May 18 Ireservation); Blairsden, 636- mashed potatoes/whole grain Healthy heart meal. Fishl "0446 (Wednesdays only), roll, spiced apples filet, oven fries, swiss chard, |Suggested lunch donation Wednesday, May 16 ww roll, mixed fruit cup, oat I iPrice is $2.50. One guest may Hot turkey sandwich, tossed cookie accompany eachsenior, green salad, steamed peas, | ih$6 mandatory charge, mandarin oranges m mmm m m mm m m m m m m mm m m mm m m m mm .IN LETTERS, from page 11B code followed the law but not the ethics of elected officials. The political status quo has not changed despite the outcry of the community. The city manager, Councilmen Larrieu and McBride of the city Finance Department and city staff preparation of the 2012-13 Operating Budget is evidence of maintaining the political status quo which has failed us. None of the goals address the high unemployment rate or help the struggling busi- nesses. It expects the public to expand the use of water at the increased rates. Enforcement of municipal codes is a higher priority than the public's pro- tection and safety. We must continue to change the politicalleadership who have failed us. An initiative to rescind the water and sewer rate increase must be passed to change the status quo of incumbent political leaders that approve of the royal treatment of city staff at the expense of the community's economic development of local businesses. Larry F. Douglas Portola Huffmon's her man James Huffmon is a re- markable man. He's down to earth and has proven himself a thriving leader in many ways. Not 0nly does he suc- cessfully run two businesses, but he also finds the time to be involved in various com- munity events. Because he has spent a lot of his life in Quincy, he's aware of the issues we face and has some excellent ideas for improve- ment that will eventually help turn our economy around. James is someone that you can take your concerns to and he will do anything in his power to fix or improve things. As the supervisor for District 4, he has the power to us.e our community input to make the beautiful place we live a successful place to grow and prosper once again. If you've never met James before, take the time to meet him and see for yourself how open and friendly he is -- you'll probably realize what a great representative he would make. It's very easy to imagine a successful future for Quincy and Plumas County with James as District 4 super- visor. Good luck, Mr. Huff- mont Melodie Bennett Quincy Plumas-Eureka opens Sat., May 19 Saturday, May 19, marks the long-awaited reopening of Plumas-Eureka State Park in Johnsville. After a year of closure, and the threat of permanent shuttering, park staff and volunteers are eager to once again serve the visit- ing public at northeastern California's only state park. Supervising Ranger Mike Rominger said, "I'm excited to think that we will once again have Plumas-Eureka State Park open for visitors to experience our outstanding historical and natural re- sources." The museum and the Plumas- Eureka State Park Association store will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with excellent displays of the area's rich mining history, and literature and clothing supplies for those seeking a remembrance of their visit. The historic area around the park headquarters fea- tures an operating black- smith shop; the Moriarity House, an early miner's family home; the assay office where gold ore was tested for rich- ness; and many exhibits of early-day mining equipment. .The nearby Madora Lake Trail is now open as well, offering a gentle 1-1/2-mile loop around the lake, where wild- flowers will soon be in bloom and waterfowl will be estab- lishing their new broods. For information on daily events at the park, call 836-2380. POEM OF THE WEEK American Life in Poetry Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, who served as chair of the National Enclowment for the Arts, did a marvelous job of bringing the arts to Americans, arguably the'best job that anyone in that position has done. He was afine poet before he took that job, and he is a fine poet after. Here's an example of his recent work. Pity the Beautiful Pity the beautiful, the dolls, and the dishes, the babes with big daddies granting their wishes. Pity the pretty boys, the hunks, and Apollos, the golden lads whom stlccess always follows. The hotties, the knock-outs, the tens out of ten, the drop-dead gorgeous, the great leading men. Pity the night the stars lose their shine. --Dana Gioia Pity the faded, the bloated, the blowsy, the paunchy Adonis whose luck's gone lousy. Pity the gods, no longer divine. . Poem copyright 2011 by Dana Gioia American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Founda- tion (poetryfoundation.org), publisher of Poetry magazine. Susanville Indian Rancheria 3 Annual Memorial POW wow HOST DRUM SAGE POINT MC GARY WATSON ARENA DIRECTOR LITTLE BEAR WATSON HEAD MAN DJ EDWARDS HEAD WOMAN JUANICE NONEO GOLDEN AGE ADULT MEN/WOMEN TEN BOY/GIRL JR. 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