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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, June 23, 2010 3A Portola gears up for Railroad Days The Portola Railroad Days Planning Committee invites vendors to take part in the 28th annual Portola Railroad Days Festival which is sched- uled for Aug. 19 - 23. This year's festival in- cludes an important event that helped the early develop- ment of the Feather River Canyon region and Northern "California. Aug. 20 - 22 marks the 100th anniversary of the first through-passenger train operated over the West- ern Pacific Railway from Salt Lake City, Utah to Oakland. The historic date happens to coincide with this year's Por- tola Railroad Days Festival. In celebration of the first passenger train, The Feather River Express will travel fro Emeryville to Portola Aug. 20, picking up addition- al passengers at Martinez, Davis and Sacramento, to commemorate the anniver- sary and celebrate Portola's 28th annual Railroad Days Festival. The train will be at the Western Pacific Railroad Mu- seum in Portola for the week- end and will be open for pub- lic viewing. For information on the Western Pacific Rail- road Museum, go to wplives.org or The Feather River Express, go to train- trips.biz or call (800) 359:4870. "This year's event is spe- cial," said Donna Mills, event chairwoman. "It's not often we see a passenger train trav- el on the freight-only Feather River Canyon Route. This one is coming expressly to help us celebrate Portola Railroad Days. We couldn't be more excited. Regular pas- senger-train operations through the Canyon ceased in 1970." Mills said the town plans to "roll out the red carpet" to welcome visitors and the train passengers, just as it did 100 years ago. "Our celebration grows every year. This year we are really focusing on bringing the railroad, the town and its visitors together. "We have activities planned for the whole family that will stretch from one end of town all the way to the Western Pacific Railroad Mu- seum. We have several shows planned, including a live 'train robbery,' a classic car show, music, historical slide shows, a parade, train rides and more. We will have car- nival rides and are planning a town-wide scavenger hunt with local merchants." The event includes an out- door art and crafts show. City crews will close Commercial Street to automobile traffic so vendors and pedestrians may have free reign of the entire street for the weekend. Many local merchants host special sidewalk sales. This year, event planners will add an art exhibit and auction in- side the Feather Community Arts Center. With this year's Railroad Days holding so much histor- ical importance, the planning committee is extending an in- vitation to food, drink and arts and crafts vendors in California, Oregon and Neva- da to sign up for a booth and come to Portola to take part in the celebration. Vender applications can be downloaded directly from the Portola Railroad Days web- site at portolarailroad- days.corn or contact Pat Bridge 836-0164 or Lorraine Wakefield 832-0446. Railroad museum seeks volunteers The Western Pacific Rail- road Museum in Portola is looking for a few good volun- teers. The museum staff hopes to recruit a small army this summer who can help with several projects on mu- seum grounds before the 28th annual celebration of Portola Railroad Days in late August. The date marks the 100th anniversary of the first through passenger train op- erated over the Western Pa- cific Railway from Salt Lake City, Utah to Oakland. There is a mountain of work to complete before Au- gust. Museum officers are hoping the community and visiting train buffs will pro- vide some extra muscle to help put a shine on the muse- um before the PBS film crew arrives in Portola Aug. 16. The film crew for PBS' hit series "Tracks Ahead" will be in the Portola area and at the railroad museum for a week during the Railroad Days fes- tival. They will showcase the museum and the town of Por- tola in a documentary about the centennial celebration due to air sometime in 2011. The film crew will be aboard the special, chartered passenger train, the Feather River Express from Emeryville to Portola Friday, Aug. 20, and will capture the Portola Railroad Days festi- val Saturday. Sunday the crew will fol- low the westbound special passenger train down the Feather River Canyon, film- ing it at scenic locations to top off the program. The museum and staff has a lengthy wish list for every- Center for Spiritual Living hosts special workshop Are you up against the wall? Have you become someone you are not? Does the stress of a life challenge feel overwhelming? Do you know there is a great life to live but don't know how to get to it? Are you simply tired of living with less joy, abundance and love when you know life is meant to be amazing and juicy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be interested in a workshop, Through the Not- Whole, Sunday, June 27, at the Center for Spiritual Liv- ing, 304-A Lawrence St. The workshop commences immediately after Sunday services and costs $20. Stu- dents and seniors may at- tend on a donation basis, Rev. Barbara Leger will lead the experiential work- shop as participants explore way to use challenging life situations to set themselves free. Through the practices of self-awareness, truth telling, letting go of judg- ment and development of an accepting heart, students can slip through the tight spots they are in and find faith and peace of mind. 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