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unezm, tecora, Progresswe, Repoer Wednesday, June 18, 2014 131:11 AR' AND ENTERTAINMENT High Sierra Music Festival to add nature hike James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com High Sierra Music Festival is getting ready to invade the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds -- and Bucks Lake? This Fourth of July weekend, the HSMF organizers are trying to give festivalgoers one more reason to visit Plumas County: the area's natural beauty. As part of an ongoing shift to make the festival more family-friendly, a naturalist-led hike around the Mill Creek Trail will be offered to families attending the festival. On Saturday, July 5, buses will tote nature lovers from the festival to Bucks Lake to hike, swim and generally take a break from the festivities. In addition to the Bucks Lake day trip, a whole series of family-friendly performances, art projects, games, parades and vendors will be set up for kids of all ages. Rockin' Nannies, a group of qualified CPR-certified child care providers, will be on hand at the festival to babysit during the late night shows. A family camp is available as well, which is set back a bit from the main attractions, allowing a quieter and more kid-friendly place to camp. This year's festival, the 24th, promises another unforgettable musical experience with a lineup of some of the music world's greatest talents. Ms. Lauryn Hill, Widespread Panic, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Beats Antique, Trampled by Turtles and Lord Huron will all take to the Grandstand stage. A wide variety of foods not normally found in Plumas County will be set up in the festival. Deep-fried pickles, Thai cuisine, Afro-Caribbean food, a fresh oyster shack and the ever-popular Spiro's Gyros will be selling their organic fare to tickle attendees' taste buds. Last week, HSMF announced its schedule of artist playshops. Highlights of the series include a Jimi Hendrix jam presentation led by Sean Leahy, a workshop that examines the different styles of banjo music with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an experimental saxophone presentation held by Sherik and a solo bass excursion with Charnett Moffett. In addition to the artist workshops, a series of outdoor playshops with an emphasis on exercise will take place including AcroYoga, Zumba, Pilatesl poi spinning and hula=hooping. A series of colorful parades will make their way through the fairgrounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Last year, an estimated 10,000 people attended the festival, nearly tripling the population of Quincy. The festival greatly boosts the local economy each year. For more information on this year's festival, go to highsierramusic.com. The Quincy courthouse provides an elegant backdrop for the Courthouse Lawn Art Show. One vendor, Dawn Minch, from Litchfield, up-cycles textile fabric waste into hand-woven rugs. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Courthouse Lawn rt showdrawscloser .......... Organizers encourage everyone to plan to attend the next evolution of the Quincy Courthouse Lawn Art Show from 10 a.m. to 5 . p.m. June 28. Artisan crafters and creators of fine art will come from near and far to set up booths on the lawn for the one-day show. A teaser of the impressive array of work includes wind chimes, birdfeeders, children's clothing'and toys, historical and fine art photographs, woven rugs, wooden constructions from cutting boards to turned bowls, jewelry running the gamut from precious metals to recycled reconstructions, pottery, fused glass, wire whirligigs and fabric creations of hats, bags, purses and clothing. Shops, restaurants and eateries will extend their business hours. Many will offer sidewalk sales and in-store specials. A listing of participating businesses will be available at the Plumas Arts booth on the lawn and in the Capitol Arts Gallery across the street. Booth space is still available and information booths are welcome. Contact Lori@plumasarts.org or call Plumas Arts at 283-3402 for more information. Auditions to be ;:held June 22, 23 t Calling all local actors:  auditions for the world premiere of the locally authored play "Before You # ,, , Barefoot will take place June 22 and 23 in Greenville. r4 ', Producers are looking for ,, three men, three women and two young girls. Actors must be willing to sing '60s-style girl-group songs. Email Margaret Garcia at , writerchickmama@mac.com - to schedule an audition time r and location. Aspiring actors "are instructed to bring a , brief monologue to read (there will also be a script 4 provzded on rote) and , prepare a song to sing. The show will be performed in Quincy on Sept. 25 and 26 at the West End Theatre. This is a : writerchickmama/Wretched , Productions joint venture. New sign pays homage to old ,he old Capitol Club sign is the inspiration for the new one recently hung by:Plumas Arts, proud owhers  of the' historical building, "We were not sure who worked locally that could recreate the sign in metal," explained Roxanne Valladao, executive director of Plumas Arts. "Then serendipity ... When Ron McBride was the featured artist in our gallery we found out that he was also the owner of LASCO, a sign-making business in Susanville. Our new bullet sign is definitely a work of art." Photos submitted The new Plumas Arts sign is installed June 9 by John Wooller and Barney Harchis, withasslstanCe frcm Bob Forcino. The sign, constructed of metal and Plexiglas, was made by Lassen County artist Ron McBride, based on the Capitol Club sign that hung in the 1970s. McBride's life-sized metal wildlife sculptures are currently featured in Reno at the Liberty Fine Art Gallery next door to the Nevada Museum of Art as well as in his shop at 80 N. Roop St. in Susanville. Those interested can also check out his website at rwmcbridestudio.com. Youth will engage in drama and performance through games, music, dance, improv, mime, crafts, puppetry, costuming &l other creative talents! Students going into lst-3rd grade meet lOam-noon Students going into 4th-8th grade meet 1-4pm A healthy snack will be provided Cost is $60 for lst-3rd graders, $90 for 4th-8th graders. Scholarships available Applications available at www.dramaworks.us Email Danielle at danielle@dramaworks.us or call ' 530-283-!956 for more information. draaaworks COMING SOON TO YOUR TOWN HALL THEATRE GODZIILA Fri., June 20 - Mon., June 23 7pm Show 4pm Sunday Matinee Rated PG-13 123 min. Science Fiction An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. ATITENTION: With limited film print availability it is getting harder to get booking commitments for films until just a day or two before films are scheduled to screen. To get the most current information please call the movie line at 283-1140. Plumas Art is mounting a campaign to raise enough money to purchase a digital projection system so that we can Save Our Town Hall Theatre by keeping the only movie business in the county viable in this new digital age. The campaign will be kicked off with an event at the theatre on July 2nd where we will let people know how they can provide the help needed to keep the doors open. More details to follow... Patrons are advised to call the Town Hall Theatre movie line at 283-1140, check the website at quincytownhall.com or "Like" us on Facebook for the most current film schedule. 10Ullt [is,ua..,s.,0 .......... ,7 hildren .................. s6 HItLL IHEItTltE 283-n40. 469 Main st., Quincy, ca Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com t