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D ;sire, ~' Progressive, Record, Reporter Daoust 19th annual Portola Days celebration is afew weeks away and or- are busy putting to- the final details on Will be a weekend full of fun and excite- entire family. Weekend will begin Fri- "ng, Aug. 17, with a ration din- at the Log Cabin P.m. at 7 P.m. and con- :il 9 P.m., Portola will present night at the sum- and farmer's mar- ~rling doesn't stop :ontinues from 9 light at the Beck- with Tavern, with dancing to the sounds of GG and the Mag- ic Band. Be prepared for a full day of fun Saturday, Aug. 18, begin- ning with the coed softball tournament kicking off at 9 a.m. at the Little League base- ball fields. Vendors will be ready for business in the park and will be offering a variety of special and unique items at the open air market and craft fair. Booths will be open all day, both Saturday and Sunday. The annual Golden Spike Parade will begin its trek down Commercial Street at 11 a.m. Saturday. After the parade, beginning at noon and continuing until 6 p.m., you can relax under the pines in the park and listen to continuous live entertain- ment. For young and old alike, the Portola Railroad Museum will be offering train rides, all day, both Saturday and Sunday. From noon to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, all eyes will be on the skies over the Riverwalk, as sky divers demonstrate their skills in traversing the air while at- tempting to hit their ground mark. Sky divers won't be the only ones twisting and turning in mid-air. Tim Kreth, Portola's Olympic hopeful, will be rais- ing money all weekend with a trampoline bounce-a-thon. Kreth plans on bouncing during the entire weekend and wilt use the proceeds for his many competitions on the way to the Olympics. The young ones will find plenty to do at the park on Sat- urday, with children's games running from noon to 6 p.m. No need to worry about cooking, as there will be plen- ty of food vendors serving mouth-watering dishes and drinks. Saturday evening, the park will be transformed into a dance hall, with a community dance from 7-11 p.m. The fun continues on Sun- day with the children's fishing derby from 7-10 a.m., a coed softball tournament beginning at 9 a.m., the open air market and craft fair all day, enter- tainment in the park from noon to 5 p.m., museum train rides all day, skydiving m ing the 150th birth- former glory of gold min- a tour of the ,lng offered by the OUnty Museum in ly bus trip from formerly Creek, and to learn of mining histo- :planned for Satur- is scheduled to County Mu- scum at 8:45 a.m. and return to Quincy by 5 p.m. Hosted by the Plumas County Museum, stops in- clude the additional mining region of Onion Valley and the Gibsonville Cemetery. The cost is $25 per person. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the museum at 283-6320. Sesquicentennial On Aug. 4, LaPorte will cel- ebrate the days of the gold rush and its 150th birthday. Founded in 1851, the small community will be celebrat- ing with visits available to the historic Union Hotel, the Frank C. Reilly Historic Mu- seum, the Rabbit Creek Dell, Reilly's Saloon and Cafe, the LaPorte Sports Center, the Gold Country Bed and Break- fast and the LaPorte Cabin Rentals and Bunk House. Events include a historic mining display and demon- strations, gold panning, sto- ries from the gold rush days, "Bury My Bones in America," book signings by Lani Ah Tye Farkas, mountain men with their black powder weapon demonstrations, historical walking tours, candle makers and soap makers, art's and crafts, old-fashioned photo op- portunities, and live music. The c01ebration is spon- sored by the LaPorte Small Businesses and Business Partners. For more information on the sesquicentennial events, contact Lori Mercer at 675- 2860. m :er River Dix- will con- trainer series of the annual Jazz three of the best around will take Band Shell 29, with toe- clapping per- g at 1:30 mg until 5:30 to relax under up of the Cats N' azz Band, King Band and Mid- Band. 'doza, founder of the Feather River Dixieland Jazz Society and member of the Just Friends Combo, said the soci- ety has been raising money for music camp scholarships for more than 18 years. The Donner Music Camp of- fers local music students the opportunity for advanced mu- sic studies as well as partici- pate in several outdoor activi- ties such as hiking, swim- ming, campfires and a teen dance. The week of study con- cludes with a concert, open to the public, with students putting to use the lessons they learned during the camp. Unfortunately the scholar- ships may not be available in a few years. Previously the money to send the students to camp was raised through the sale of live Christmas wreaths, but Cardoza said he is now past the stage where he, and most of his volunteers, can contin- ue making the wreaths. It is hoped the jazz concert series will bring in enough money to continue sending students to camp, but lately, the proceeds have been bare- ly enough to pay for the bands and keep the Graeagle Band Shell and picnic tables re- paired. Cardoza said he is hoping for a big turnout at the up- coming Jazz Festival, not on- ly because of the truly great jazz that will be performed, but to continue helping local students. Sunday, Aug. 19, you can listen to the sounds of Tule- berg Jazz Band and ,Just Friends Combo, at the shell beginning at 1:3{1 p.m. The last performance is scheduled for Sunday, Sept, 2. al:!! ','.:,!] 5:a;",il> :h(: .JaLXV~V,':~ Revelators and ,Just Friends Combo. n' Kaboodle this weekend e Kit n' Kaboodle all over )n the weekend of 29. In addition to Sional" Interna- SOciety contests cs, amateur chili shot at glory Saturday af- 'een times, there mountain music, and crafters' snacks, chili and much, much Chili with beans or without will do. "Just be ready for judging by 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28," says Chief Chili Head Andy White. White can be reached at 993-1141. He also has informa- tion on the salsa contest. For the chili-challenged, a barbecue featuring tri-tips or chicken breasts will be of- feted Saturday, July 28, at 5 p.m., on the Sierra Valley Lodge deck. At other times, the Calpine Volunteer Fire Department will offer early- bird breakfasts followed by lunches, snacks and bever- ages. A horseshoe pitching tour- chili cookers, a no-lose contest. entry fee, there :s. Chili may be ,me or on-site. Room. Great Rate. nament is being organized by Sam Chesney. He can be found at 994-3431. The whole Kit N' Kaboodle is a project of the Calpine Im- provement Association. Pro- ceeds-sometimes slim-go to community programs; build- ing, park and playground maintenance; the Calpine Volunteer Fire Department; and other local worthies. General information is at 994- 9900. A made-in-the-mountains t if-~. Live music by the Wild Turkey Likkers Saturday, July 28 10 am- 5 pm Featuring local and visiting arlJsans, and the refreshing beauty of the lake. Lax Directions to Round Valley Lake Resort: Highway 89 to Greenville, turn on Main Street or Hideaway Road and continue 3 miles south to 2510 Round Valley Road. Info: 284-6633 t demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m., entertainment in the park from noon to 5 p.m., and Kreth will continue his tram- poline bouncing all day. Also on Sunday the preschool will hold the Duckie Race at 9 a.m., and if there is enough water in the river, the raft race will take place at 10 a,m, A Sunday brunch is planned at city park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. As the weekend draws to a close, the annual Railroad Days button prize giveaway will be held at the park begin- ning at 3 p.m. and you must be present to win. The commemorative but- tons will be on sate at several local businesses in the near future. A complete rundown of ac- tivities, times and locations will be posted in the Railroad Days program, which will be available during the weekend at the Raih'oad Days booth in the park. Susan Jacobson, who is this year's Railroad l)ays chair- man, said there is still a need for more volunteers and pa rade entries. Anyone interested in wflun- teering or who is in need of a parade entry form may con- tact Jacobson at 832-5125. of the Plumas County Museum Odd and Unusual Artifacts Here's this week's look at one of the treasures not normally on display at the Plumas County Mu- seum. Our featured artifact is obviously a bottle. it is about one-fifth in capacity. Why was the iron hook attached, what is it, what was it used for? The answer will be in next week's paper, if you think you know what it is, call the museum at 283- 6320. Last week's answer: It is a demijohn en- cased in a wood box. The bottle held alcoholic spirits. By tilting the bottle, the liquid was dis- pensed to smaller containers. Donated by the late Orville Brown, Quincy. I~r I~d'o ~ go~l~t~tJofl, contact I~NgTItlWOODS GALLI~IgY 258-3400 ta~,h.~,. W 8:00 pm Call 283-3402 for ticket information Mond~ LeoYe$ Night 2 for ~0 Wednesday Couples' Night 2 for $9.50 Adults ............. $6.00 i OPEN "'i .... Children ............ $4.00 7 DAYS Students & A WEEK Seniors ............ $5.00 rHEflTRE email: 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA A non-profit corporation bringing entertainment to the community.