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12B Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Events Around Plumas County Wed, May 23 Greenville: Pops Concert, 7 p.m., Greenville High School' gym. Elementary band members will serve refreshments for nominal donations; gourmet cakes will be auctioned. All are welcome; free admission. Thu, May 24 Chester: Words & Music, 7 p.m., The Coffee Station at 192 Main St. Featuring Talespinners. Open stage follows featured artist; sign up at the door to perform. Tickets $3. Beverages available for purchase. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Lake Almanor: Spring Tea, 12:30- 2:30 p.m., Lake Almanor Community Church at 2610 Plumas County Highway A13. Church Pastor Ken Goodban will be guest speaker. Friends and family invited; child care provided. NO charge to attend; guests contribute such items as deviled eggs, tea sandwiches, salad, bite-sized fruit, dessert. Thu - Fri, May 24 - 25 Greenville: Plant sale, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Greenville High School green- house. Includes tomatoes, vegetables, flowers, herbS, more. Proceeds support Natural Resources Program. Fri, May 25 Chester: Fish Fry, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge. Tickets $8. For information: Steve DeWitt, 258-4222. Greenville: Preview party, 5 p.m., Cy Hall Memorial Museum at Main and Mill streets. New Indian Valley schools exhibits on display. Spaghetti feed, 6 p.m., Indian Valley Community Center at 209 Crescent St./Highway 89. Fundraiser for Indian Valley Recreation and Parks District. Everyone welcome. For information: Lindsey Kelly, 284-7385. Sat, May 26 8iairsden: Pancake breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., firehouse in Plumas Eureka Estates: Sponsored by fire Auxiliary; supports volunteer fire department, community events. Pancakes, sausage, eggs; gin fizz, bloody Mary $2. Cash drawings. Tickets $8, 10 and. under $3. Antelope Lake: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Trail Daze on Antelope/Taylor Lake Trail. Meet 10 a.m. Sat at Boulder Creek campground. Volunteers help restore trail by working on turnpike project, finishing single track behind mini excavator. Breakfast bagels, sack lunches, tools, trail guidance provided. Bring gloves, water, work boots/shoes, layers, day pack, sun protection, insulated cup, packable lunch containers. For informa- tion: sierratrails.org. Sat - Mon, May 26 - 28 Graeagle: Downtown Graeagle Shop-Hop. Downtown shops open each day. Pick up "passport" at any participating shop and have it stamped at each shop for opportunity to win great prize; no purchase needed to play. Spring Art Festival at Graeagle Firehall also participating. For information: Nancy Deggar, 836-1856. Sun, May 27 Graeagle: "Bursting into Spring" craft fair, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Graeagle Firehall at 7620 Highway 89. Mohawk Valley Artists' Guild spring craft fair includes creative works of art, photography, candles, woodworking, jewelry, soaps, lotions, fabric, more. Free; drawings for prizes donated by vendors. Refreshments served. For informa- tion: Linda Cooley, 832-1184. Lake Almanor: Yard sale and pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Peninsula Fire District Station No. 2 at 801 Golf Club Road. Inside Lake AImanor Country Club but open to everyone; enter through Clifford (upper) gate. Yard sale hosted by Fire Sirens, breakfast by Peninsula Firemen's Association. Mon, May 28 Chester: Annual Memorial Day ceremony, 11 a.m., Chester Cemetery. Hosted by Harry Doble Post No. 664 of the American Legion. Wreath presentation to military mothers, keynote address by Assemblyman Dan Logue, color and honor guards, "memorial message." Indian Valley: Memorial Day services, various locations. American Legion Post 568 will conduct honoring ceremonies beginning at Greenville Cemetery at 10 a.m. Honor guard then visits four other nearby cemeteries. Chester: 17th annual Memorial Day yard sale, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., 336 Lassen St. All proceeds support Plumas Animal Welfare Society spay and neuter programs. Non- clothing donations can be dropped off in the driveway. at 336 Lassen St.; all donations tax-deductible. Quincy: Seventh annual Veterans Memorial Service, 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial in Dame Shirley Plaza across from courthouse. Includes speeches, music, keynote address by Assemblyman Dan Logue. To donate: Bob Zernich, 283-1010; or visit Quincy branch of Plumas Bank. Genesee: Tue, May 29 Fun Day, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Heart K Ranch. Feather Clio: River Land Trust shares ranch history; points visitors to Plumas CASA dinner, The Lodge at Whitehawk Restau- biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing/kayaking; opens rant at 985 Whitehawk Drive. Cocktails with open bar grounds to picnicking, painting:, photography, etc. For 5 p.m., dinner 6:30, silent auction and prize drawings. , .,, informat oh: Karen.Tfiig,- .( ....... Cho ce of three entrees including vegetables, dessert ' 'IL, i ...... Greenhorn: Community appreciation day, starts 9 a.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch. Free family-friendly, dog-friendly 50th anniversary celebration features fishing, swimming, horseshoe tournament, hot air balloon rides, bounce house, fire trucks, CareFlight helicopter, live music starts at noon. Hot dog, hamburger lunch at noon; adults $5, children 12 and under free. Pulled pork barbecue at 4 p.m.; adults $12.99, children 12 and under free. For information: Sara, (800) 33-HOWDY, 283-0930. Greenville: Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce Spring Century Bike Rides, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., meet at Greenville High School. Routes through Indian Valley to Genesee and around Antelope Lake. Two ride levels; lowest is 100 miles. All-day event includes patch, lunch. Pre- registration: adults $50, children $25. Price goes up after May 1 by $5. For information: Lillian Basham, 284-6633. Quincy: Book signing, 2 p.m., Epilog Books. John Probst will sign copies of his fifth novel, "Scenes from Childhood," as well as previous works. Sierra Valley: Bird watching via car caravan, meet 8:15 a.m. in parking area across from A23/Highway 70 junction. To carpool from East Quincy meet in front of Sav-Mor at 7:30,a.m. Led by Colin Dillingham. Bring a lunch and drinks, binoculars and field guides if available. Taylorsville: Maidu Theater, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Taylorsville Grange Hall. Skits about mining, ecosystem, animals, economy presented in Maidu language with English translation. Admission $10 at the door. Sat - Sun, May 26 -27 Chester: Annual Lake Almanor Memorial Day Weekend Craft Fair, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Chester Park. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Chester; averages 55 booths of juried, handcrafted items. Food available. Benefits Rotary community service programs. For information: Cheri Mclntire, 258-2516; lakealmanormemorialdaycraft fair@yahoo.com. for $30 plus tax, gratuity. Benefits Court Appointed Special Advocate program. Reservations required: Sharon Adams, restaurant manager, 836-4985. For information: Joelle, 283-2227. Wed, May 30 Chester: Parenting with Personality, 4 - 6 p.m. Free class focuses on personality types, traits, getting along with different types, discovering children's types. Taught by Leslie Wall of Plumas Rural Services. Space is limited, registration required. For information, to register: 283-3611, ext. 818. Quincy: Concert on the Green, 5:30 p.m., Quincy High School. Featuring local youth musical groups. Moves to the gym in case of inclement weather. Thu, May 31 Greenville: 1850s night, Cy Hall Memorial Museum. Docents will host evening event including history presentations, drinks, hors d'oeuvres. For information: 284-7673. Quincy: Inaugural Quincy High School Expo, 4 - 6 p.m., courthouse lawn arid entrance areas. Students share expertise, show off academic successes, showcase outstanding QHS programs including senior projects. Expo takes the place of open house; all parents and community members invited. Fri, June 1 Beckwourth: Certified Farmers Market, 10 a.rn. - 2:30 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms at 1329 County Road A23. Every Friday through September. Chef demonstration by Sean Conry, of Longboards Bar & Grill, at noon. For information: Romano@psln.com, 832-0114. Chester: Yappy Hour, 4- 7 p.m., Treats Dog Company. Pet adoption, refreshments, prize drawings. All proceeds support Plumas Animal Welfare Society programs. All dogs and two-legged partners invited. First Friday art show 5 - 8 p.m., Blue Goose Gallery of Artists. Includes prizes, refreshments. **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, email iburke@plumasnews.com or call Ingrid Burke at 283-0800. For sporting event& including charity golf tournaments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or email smorrow@plumasnews.com. We will publish the name of the event, location, date, time and a phone number, as space permits. p m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m ira m II I SENIOR IINTU Monday, May 28 mandarin oranges Sites Closed. Memorial Day | For the nutrition site in your Thursday, May 31 area call: Chester, 394-7636; Tuesday, May 29 Sauteed chicken/mushroom | Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville Chef salad, butternut squash sauce, broccoli, noodles, ww 1284-6608; Portola, 832-4173 soup, french roll, cantaloupe dinner roll, fruit cocktail | "(call day before to make reservation); Blairsden, 836- slice 0446 (Wednesdays only). Friday June 1 | |Suggested lunch donation Wednesday, May 30 "' Jume, roast beef, carrots/new | Ethnic meal Sweet & sour o .price is $2.50. One guest may .... ..... p tatoes, whole wheat roll,_ |accompany each senior, pOrK, stlr Irma vegetames, apple pie/ice cream | ,$6 mandatory charge, long grain white rice, , BIB m m Bmm ml m m m mlm m m m m m m N m m m mmm I K Ranch fun Feather River Land Trust invites the public to enjoy the Heart K Ranch in Genesee Valley Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 900-acre ranch has been conserved by the Feather River Land Trust. A host will be available to share the history of the ranch and direct visitors to good spots for biking, hiking, fishing and canoeing/kayaking. Or visitors may just want t,o have a family picnic near the red barn or do some painting or photography at this very scenic spot. The Heart K Ranch is nine miles from Taylorsville toward Antelope Lake. There will be a large red barn and ranch house on the left, where parking is available. For more information call Karen at 283-5758 or email kkleven@frlt.org. Photo courtesy Feather River Land Trust Ol 1 dogs deserve love, respect TALES FR`OM THE SHELTER. PLUMAS COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER 283-3673 In the years the volunteers have been working with the shelter dogs we have seen many old animals come into the facility. Some are lost -- dogs that may have gotten out of a yard and wandered into unfamiliar territory and their dutiful and loving owners will call the shelter and come right away to get the honored pet. But there are others who show up who have been dumped in rest areas, collars purposefully taken off so they can't be returned -- old dogs with hip problems, poor eyesight, lumps and obvious tumors who are just dis- carded like old trash. It is inconceivable to any of the volunteers how a loyal and devoted animal, like a dog, can be so ill thought of just when it needs care and love the most. By law, the county has to keep a stray animal for four working days to give the owner time to show up and claim him/her. Since the shelter is only open three days a week there is at least a 10-day lag time before any lost animal can be put up for adoption or euthanized. To end your life away from those you know (even if the care was minimal); to end it living in a cement kennel with no soft bed to sleep on; to receive a loving touch for only a few hours per day is a harsh reality. Older animals may present difficulties and may require special food or care, but they have probably devoted their whole life to waiting for you to come home; to getting that stick; to sitting by your side when you really needed a friend and someone to care. If you haven't noticed those attributes in your dog, you simply aren't looking hard enough and you are missing out on one of the most won- derful experiences in life -- unconditional love. One generous person sent in a contribution recently and on the back of the envelope was a sticker that read "Before receiving there must be giving." Please give to your animals -- give them respect, love, the basics of food and water and medical care, and you will receive and achieve the gift of true humanity. Currently at the Plumas County Animal Shelter we have three older dogs that really need homes. Bubba is a neutered male, sweet and lovable. He loves to go for walks and rides in the car and is always ready to flop over for a good belly rub. He weighs about 45 pounds, is a pit mix and is one of the nicest tempered dogs to come through the shelter doors. Bubba would make a wonder- ful companion. Lilly is a Rott mix spayed female who came to the shelter when her owner died. She is about 1'0 years old and a bit stiff in the joints, but she still loves company and attention. With the loss of her owner, the grief and the new surroundings Lilly had lost weight in the shelter but Friends now buys her special canned food to supplement the kibble and she is more interested in eating: The third elder in the shelter is a pudgy neutered male beagle named Henry. This senior guy is full of pep and loves to go on walks. He is still full of life, loves to eat and be around people. Come by, visit and seriously think about adopting one of these deserving animals. Bring some joy into your life and the life of these abandoned animals. See them on Petfinder.com. Friends will pay the adoption fee for these three dogs and they will be offered free to approved homes! Friends of the Plumas County Shelter Animals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corpora- tion and all donations are tax-deductible. All monies donated go directly to the care and comfort of the shelter animals; no money goes toward salaries or ad- ministrative fees. Friends is not a county entity. Dona- tions can be sent to Friends, P.O. Box 182, Quincy, CA 95971. Thank you.