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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, July 7, 2010 13B ARTS EN00I ERTAINMENT Solar Cook-off celebrates 20th anniversary July 9-10 Get into the power that is solar and don't miss the 20th anniversary Solar Cook-Off July 9 - 10, at the Tay- lorsville Campground. If you have never been before, come along. If you are a regu- lar at the event, you know what a great community event this is. The party begins Friday night, July 9, with live mu- sic. Set up camp early and be ready to dance at 7:30 p.m. Overnight camping is available and most all atten- dees take advantage of this annual gathering to hang out all day and overnight. Camp- ing is $14 a night, with flush toilets and showers avail- able. Saturday festivities, July 10, include awesome craft and food booths, solar dis- plays and dancing under the parachute to more than a dozen live bands from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission to the Friday night and Saturday daytime event is $10, which makes it ane ntertainment bargain of this busy summer season. The Cook-Off celebration culminates in the evening dance July 10, on the bouncin' Taylorsville Grange Hall floor at 8:30 p.m. with Earle Thomas & the Blues Ambassadors. Earl Thomas has become legend in San Francisco music cir- cles. His irresistible mix of blues and Broadway holds the top spot on the Biscuits & Blues entertainment roster." An internationally respect- ed artist, he is also an award winning songwriter, scoring hits for Etta James, Solomon Burke, Janiva Magness (for- mer Cook-Off headliner), and, most recently, Tom Jones, whose outstanding cover of "Git Me Some" is a Youtube sensation. The real indication of his talent is the power of his voice and his knack for craft- ing memorable contempo- rary blues. That has made Thomas one of the most highly respected blues artists in the world. Those who have lost faith in the ability of contemporary soul music to capture the warmth, inspiratn, integri- ty and intensity of the idiom need to make plans to not miss the 20-year close-out celebration with Earl Thomas on the bouncing Grange Hall floor. The Rocketts wanted to book someone special for this moment. When a friend pointed out that Thomas was home in between trips to England, Norway and Italy, plans fell into place. In their friend's' words, "Earl Thomas is a great singer and an incredible entertainer. He takes no prisoners. Musi- cians want to back him up because his gigs are always a blast. This is a show not to miss." The Saturday night dance has a separate $25 admission and tickets are still available at Quincy Natural Foods, Plumas Arts or the Genesee Store. Call Blackhwk Solar to charge by phone or to get additional information from Bill or Mel Rockett at 283- 1396. The simplest way to use the power of the sun is with a solar oven; many folks create their own. Blackhawk Solar will also have ovens on sale at the 20th anniversary Solar Cook-Off, July 9 - 10, at the Taylorsville Campground. Photo submitted Snow delays 'summer season' for Lassen Volcanic National Pa c The deep winter snows and late storms have ex- tended the road, camp- ground and trail openings at Lassen Volcanic Nation- al Park. Visitors can antici- pate the main park road to be open for through traffic July 9. Juniper and Summit Lake campgrounds will open July 16, and trails in thg, higb er, e,levations wil} continue ,to melt out as summer progresses. "The Fourth of July The wet winter and spring seasons have left some ar- eas of Lassen Volcanic Na- tional Park inaccessible. The Lassen Peak parking area (shown here) has been cleared, and the trail to the peak is open for the first 1.3 miles. Photo courtesy Lassen Volcanic National Park weekend has historically filled campgrounds to ca- pacity as families have made it a tradition to spend their holiday weekend in this beautiful park setting," said Superintendent Dar- lene M. Koontz. "This year, visitors will be camping and hiking in the lower ele- vations, and taking advan- tage of the snowfields in the -rk "  '" : The road a:g 6fien tot'he Lassen Peak parking area from the southwest en- trance and open to the Dev- astated Area 10 miles in from the Manzanita 10on in time for the holiday week- end. Hikers can walk trails in the Manzanita Lake and Butte Lake areas. Most other park trails, including Bumpass Hell Trail, are still snow-covered and inaccessible or difficult to locate. The Lassen Peak Trail is open to the "Grandview" area, approximately 1.3 miles from the parking area, providing many views of the surrounding landscape. Portions of the trail are snow-covered and require crampons and an ice axe for climbing. The trail will be flagged so visitors can avb:i:d 6ff'trai1 damage 'f6" the underlying landscape. The remainder of the trail to the summit will remain closed pending further as- sessment. Trail accessibili- ty information is available on the park website at urrent-lassen-peak-trail- status.htm. For additional informa- tion, visit the park website at or call 595-4480. I Blackhawk Solar presents the 20th Annual $OLAI00 00OOlg-OFF at the campgrounds in Taylorsville, CA ..... Solar Demonstrations Solar Cooked Food ...... Refreshments Awesome Arts & Crafts Daytime Admission *10 Bring your own store-bought or home-made solar oven eANtt}SITr.$ *14 - Flush toilets and showers available $TI/ITIr$ BrGIN 034 IIDAY ]IIGIIT 6:45-7:25pm ... Perptaal DrlfIr  Air Rock Poetry 7:30-8:10pm ... Spar o: t MOlellt - Edgy Acoustic Americana 8:15-8:55pm ... Jeff 1Pirbl21g BaRd ~ Funkalypso Rock 9-9:40pm ... Fat eaxlc - Han llegado ... Bienvenidos! 9:45pm ... eT.o,lIlg Dral elrcle with Terra rambas SATUIDAY NtuSIC 10-10:55am ... Bcgl12rl121g BoogMatloIl - Funkified Eclecticism with Greg Sawyer & Steve Risley Modl eltlzcrl - a cup o' Rock with your breakfast Roll 11-11:25am ... Stvl D't Boogie Dnddys 11:30-11:55am ... ItellBatr - Hard Mississippi Blues The Fair is committed to providing families with a healthy, smoke free entertainment experience. 12-12:40pm ... B.T' ~ Friendly Neighborhood Lo-Fi Swing 12:45-1:25pm ... Tb De/llle - The Funk & Soul Band 1:30-2:10pm ... $oldlcrt of ttlfl - Solar-charged Rock for the masses 2:15-2:55pm ... gle k tIaIlold Barld ~ Blues to make you happy 3-3:40pm ... Boargol GypI - countrified Blues & swamp pop 3:45-4:25pm ... Blae tIavl - still keeping the Blues alive 4:30-5:15pm ... Galtar Woody I t Bollr ~ nothin's better than Blues 5:20-6pm ... =olb Mlllwerary BLUv.$ JAN with the Gang of Unusual Suspects /' 6pm ... Trlbate,. TtIANK$  eloll2g Dralo elrcle SATUIDAY xdENING DANCE on the bouncin' floor of the Taylorsville Grange to xarl Tboma, f the Blae, Alba**ador, High-Velocity Blues Authentic R&B Old-School Shox\\;man.q]ip *5 ADMISSION Tickets on sale at Quincy Natural Foods and Plumas Arts or to charge tickets, call Blackhawk Solar at (530) 283-1396 Produced in collaboration with The t'luma. ,.bts,mtsa:l..o:g 2010 Plumas-Sierra County Fair August 11 - 15 All of our grandstand & carnival areas are smoke free: Friday, Aug. 13 7pm with special guests The Jeff Pershing Band Stage seats: $25 Grandstand seats $20 Bleacher seats: $15 Rockin' Rodeo. Thursday, Aug. 12 7pm $15 General Admission / $12 Seniors & kids under 12 The Great Sierra Logging Championship Saturday, Aug 14 7pm $15 General Admission / $12 Seniors & kids under 12 Contact the Fair Office or for tickets and info. event This ad paid for with Tobacco Use Reduction and Prevention Funds from Proposition 99.