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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 29, 2013 13B Park plans activities and events 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the California state park system. Plumas-Eureka State Park, one of California's historic parks, has several events planned throughout the summer to fete the anniversary. The signature festivity will be the annual Gold Discovery Days celebration Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21. The park and all its venues will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. All of the venues in the historic area will be open to the public, with explanations of their pertinence to 1870s mining, and with demonstrations of the miners' arts -- the operating blacksmith shop, the gold assayer's office, the historic and natural history headquarters museum and the Moriarity family's small home. Strolling musicians will be entertaining park visitors both days in the historic area. There will be many free activities for families and children that offer experiences of the gold rush life, from candle-making to butter churning to ice cream-making to gold panning. Once again this year, a horse-drawn wagon will carry riders through the town of Johnsville to St. John's Church, where the Johnsville Historical Society will have its unique museum open, and where it will have its traditional "old-fashioned bake sale" Saturday; special exhibits will be :displayed botl day.s, ........... A highlight of the weekend will be the acclaimed Portola Rotary Pancake Breakfast behind the park museum from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. There will also be barbecued treats, miners' Cornish pasties and beverages provided by the Plumas-Eureka State Park Association in the historic area at midday each day for a modest charge. For further information, call Jay Skutt at 836-4135, or Larry Fites at 836-0783. Have an announcement? send it here: dmcdonald @plumasnews.com Wh in the World? Mark Murray,' of Chester, poses with officers from PSNI (Police Derry, County Derry, Ireland, holding the Chester Progressive. The Running with the Bears marathon, haft-marathon and 10K have officially sold out and 400 runners are coming to Indian Valley on Aug. 16 and 17. Participants are flying in from all over the world (including from Israel, Argentina and England) and many are hoping to use the race in order to qualify for the 2014 Boston Marathon. If anyone has a room, house, travel trailer or camping property they would like to rent out for the weekend of Aug. 16 and 17, email jlitchfield@ mountaincircle.org or call 284-7007 to share details about the accommodations. In exchange for providing a clean and comfortable room, homeowners can charge anywhere from $50 to $150 per night. Many local groups are Services of Northern Ireland) in Mark and Helen Murray spent 12 days in May touring Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. "It was a fantastic trip with lots of history and beautiful castles," said Helen. Amazing animals Jake the basset hound gets some assistance in showing off his huge ears. The 3.5-month-old was adopted from a basset rescue in the LA area .... We want to publish your "Amazing Animal" shots. Submit your favorite photo and a description of the picture to amazin.ganimals@plumasnews.com. Indian Valley has plenty of beauty, character and great people but one thing it is lacking is accommodations for a crowd this size. All local hotels are already booked up for the weekend. renting out rooms as a fundraiser for their own causes. Visit runningwiththe bears.org or mountain circle.org for more information. M, Talia Attorney at Lmv 257 -5199 good INDIAN VALLEY MUSEUM (Opened for the season on weekends, May 25) We have the antique products made by man Which show how people lived so long ago And how inventive was the daily plan That eased the lives of every Jane and Joe. And we are proud to have a Maidu room That shows fantastic works by native hands And tales of how they lived in winter's gloom And how they hunted game on sacred lands. We honor all the products of the earth And proudly show her works for all to see. We feature gems of almost every worth And ancient fossils from the earth and sea. We are a mighty place for gems and for antiques Although we're all but hidden by our mountain peaks. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano Submit your favorite animal photo to us to consider using in our new feature, Amazing Animals. Each week we will select one photograph to publish in our :four Plumas County newspapers. However, there is a good chance we will publish more than one picture weekly as space and submissions allow -- will it be yours? Here's How: Mail photo to:Feather Publishing - Amazing Animals Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 or Email to: amazlnganimals@plumasnews.com or drop it off at one of our offices Please include name of person submitting picture, animal's name, town where taken and any other pertinent information. FRJ~TH R 287 Lawrence St., P01T0[I IIP01TII 96 E Sierra Ave., [.gi! .!..: ! .... .... ] 135 Main St., Ste C, i