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12B Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter A Few Brews and a Banjo is an event that supports the music and drama programs at both Chester Elementary School and Chester High School.. Brews was created by Dr. Tom Archie in 2004 and was collaboratively hosted by the Lake Almanor Community Foundation and Plumas Arts. Photo by Jan Davies Chester Park features Blues and Brews M. Kate West Staff Writer chesternews@plumasnews.com What could possibly make an afternoon more enjoyable than sitting by the North Fork Feather River, under the shade trees in the Chester Park while tapping one's toes to bluegrass music and sipping a tasty microbrewed beer? "Absolutely nothing," said Jeff Bryant, event coordinator and Plumas Arts • :Lake Almanor Basin representative. He said residents and guests can gain all this and more by attending the 10th offering of A Few Brews and a Banjo, a music festival Saturday, dune 21. Happening from 2 to 6 p.m., the event will feature the musical groups The Locals and the award-winning Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin, which is the current version of the Anderson Family Band that played during the 2008 event. Accompanying the bluegrass and tasting will be the tantalizing aroma of the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge's annual tri-tip sandwich barbecue. The sandwiches are served with a variety of fixings, all for a nominal cost. And to wash it all down, a variety of North State brews will be oll tap. "The breweries have been so incredibly generous this year, just as they have been in past years," Bryant said. He said ticket holders will be sampling brews from Sierra Nevada Brewery, Great Basin Brewery, Lassen Ale Works and the Chico Homebrew Association. Mark Carter, of Superior Products in Susanville, who offers something new each year, will also be supplying a variety of tasting beers. Tickets for, A Few Brews and a Banjo are sold on location the day of the event. "Tickets are $25 and the music is free," Bryant said. Ticket-holding guests will also receive a souvenir tasting glass. He also said Brews is an all-volunteer event. If anyone would like to lend a hand they should call him at 259-3757. "We need volunteers to serve at the brew and other stations. This is truly a great opportunity to support music and drama in our schools," Bryant said. A Few Brews and a Banjo is an annual event hosted by Plumas Arts. More about Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin Hailing from the hills of Grass Valley, Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin are a fresh approach to the bluegrass, roots, folk and Americana music scene. Playing music with their family band (Anderson Family Bluegrass) since 2004, the siblings have played around the country at many " well-known events and festivals, such as Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Show and Conference, Wintergrass, CBA's Father's Day Bluegrass Festival and many more. When Paige graduated in 2012, she decided she wanted to pursue a music career. She started writing songs in 2009 with a style all her own, and asked siblings Aimee and Ethan if they wanted to start a band featuring the new music: Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin. Since they started in 2012, they have wowed and captivated many audiences with their powerful original songs, strong sibling harmonies and unique styles of singing. They released their debut EP, "Wild Rabbit," in 2012. REDUCE RE-USE RECYCLE Budget conscious? Find g prices & good values at these area stores. "Quality treasures at affordable prices." ,%.% ! STRIC r/'/ Volunteers fire tlFtFt 8 ffts 405 W. Main St., Quincy 283-4345 "A Ulqae 8hop I O.alR" Mon.- Sat. • 1 l am - 4pm • Antiques -• Used Furniture ° Household Items Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-4pm 72850 Hwy. 70 • 3 Miles West of Portola * 530-249-1745 Connote ]P ]lance Se’cond Hand Tr(e assur(e ss • Collectibles • Books • Jewelry EPHC Auxiliary Nifty Thrifty l l 6 Commercial St. ° "01d Town Portola 832-5967 Open for donations and great values. ']'uesday l}rough Saturday, ]()am-3pm KRISSY'S KLOSET AND KOLLECTIBLES THRIFT STORE • Second-hand Clothing • Collectibles and much more • Donations Welcome /l Mon-Fri., 10am- 5pm; Sat., 10am-3pm 1' " 530-832-5600 • 181 Nevada St., Portola m Clothing Books Housewares Jewelry & More Come and see the menagerie! 230 Main Street, Quincy • 283-1762 $ , ...... Peninsula ;.,, Fin. Thrzft Store . Check out our Buys! Wednesday & Saturday ° 10am-2pm PUBLIC WELCOME 801 Golf Club Drive, Lake Almanor Master Gardener Noreen Thompson talks to Lance Barker about what is eating his Swiss chard at the first Quincy Certified Farmers' Market of the season June 12. Photo by Mona Hill Master Gardeners give advice to grow by Master Gardener Noreen Thompson has been providing gardening advice at Quincy Certified Farmers' Market for years. At this season's inaugural market, June 12, she had reinforcements: fellow UCCE Master Gardeners Linda DeWolf and Myrna Henwood. DeWolf and Henwood are among the University of California Cooperative Extension-certified corps of master gardeners for Plumas and Sierra counties ready to answer questions and share information with area gardeners. In addition to the Quincy farmers' market, master gardeners will demonstrate gardening tips and techniques at Family Garden Night each Wednesday from June 18 through Aug. 13, 6 - 7:30 p.m. The first demo, by Master Gardener Nance Reed, will be on composting. Using materials on site, Reed will show attendees how to build a good compost heap. The free demos are in collaboration with the Digging In program's summer family activities at the Alder Street Garden next to Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School. Gardening at altitude can be a daunting proposition, whether it's the challenge of a short growing season or rose-munching wildlife. Through the UCCE Master Gardener Program, Plumas and Sierra County residents Top tips to save water this summer Do: Test your irrigation system and make any repairs needed Water in the early morning hours Water deeply when you see signs of wilting Mow less often and let grass grow longer Mulch your landscape -- keep 3 inches clear around the base of the plant Weed -- it will eliminate competition for resources Don't: Water the street o sidewalk: adjust your sprinklers Water when windy or rainy Water frequently for short periods have access to University of California resources, as well as other master gardeners nationally. Throughout the year, master gardeners are available to share their knowledge of what to grow, best practices, garden pests, beneficial pollinators, integrated pest management, water management, defensible space and firesafe landscaping. Through the master ': gardener program's Help Desk, 283-6572 or creed@ucanr.edu, home gardeners can find answers to their garden questions. • Topsoil & Compost .................... 12 yards, delivered* $325 • Topsoil, Compost & Manure ...... 12 yards, delivered* $350 • Manure Only .............................. 12 yards, delivered* $350 - Screened and Processed - SAND & GRAVEL AVAILABLE Call (530) 257-4506 *Susanville area, call for outlying areas.