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lOB Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Events celebrate 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act A variety of events has been assembled by the Plumas National Forest and many community partners to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Bucks Lake Wilderness, designated in ]984, will serve as a focal point lbr many local festivities. The kick-off event is a special "Celebrate the Wilderness Act" art show featuring well-known local artist Sally Yost and mmerous others. The show 'ul)s July 29 through Aug. 30 at he Main Street Artists Gallery m (uincy. An opening reception will be held Friday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. The celebration continues at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair Aug. 13 - 17, where national and local wilderness information will be on display in addition to fun-filled activities. PNF invites folks to spend all day at Bucks Lake and Bucks Wilderness on Sept. 20 enjoying activities that embrace the wilderness spirit of beauty and solitude. The day will kick off with early morning bird and guided wilderness hikes. Festivities will continue at the Sandy Point Day Use Area starting with a drum circle on the beach and followed by demonstrations of wilderness compatible activities. All activities and parking are free. The Feather River College outdoor leadership program will provide a demonstration of Leave No Trace techniques, while the Pacific Crest Trail Association will show how traditional tools are used in a wilderness setting. A traditional plant use exhibit will be presented by Ted Dawson of the Nor E1 Muk Tribe. In addition, a horse packing demo will be presented by the Backcountry Horsemen. Centering the activities will be noted national keynote speaker Mr. Doug Scott from the Campaign for America's Wilderness. There will also be wilderness art activities for kids to enjoy and live music from local musicians. Saturday evening, attendees may plan to end the day with dinner (no-host) at the Bucks Lake Lodge and enjoy a special anniversary awards evening and art show. Also in September, Feather River College will be hosting a wilderness advocate speaker panel led by Outdoor Afro CEO Rue Mapp and a panel of local wilderness advocates. More details on this and other events will be forthcoming as presenters and times are confirmed. Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Sept. 3, 1964, the historic Wilderness Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System and designated 9.1 million acres of wild lands for the use of and benefit to the American people. Over the past 50 years, and as a result of America's support for wilderness, Congress has added more than 100 million acres to this unique land preservation system. For more information about the local event, contact Leslie Edlund, ledlund@fs.fed.us, or visit the PNF website at usda.gov/plumas. Those willing to travel a bit can reserve Oct. 10 - 12 for the northern California regional celebration "Wilderness Treasures Rendezvous," being held at the Tehama County Fairgrounds in Red Bluff. See http:/ / on.fb.me/ lll erMr for more information. Events Around Plumas County Quincy: Paul Thorn in concert, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Doos open 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 at the door. For fion: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Quincy: Quincy Certified Farmers' Market, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Vendors offer local produce, handcrafts, prepared food; two prize giveaways. Live music by Rock Bottom Band. Crafts with Plumas Christian School. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket.org, 487-4386. Chester: First Friday art show and reception, 5 - 8 p.m., Blue Goose Gallery of Artists at 607 Main St. "From Dawn to Ducks" features Ron Magoon, Marylin Magoon, Eva Havelik, Martha Herr, Susan Kearns, Susie Morey. Prizes, refreshments, fun. For information: 258-2600. Portola: .... "Beat the Tiger" Fun Run CANCELEI. For information: easternplumaschamber.com. Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., Portola City Park. Free live music featuring Styx cover band Blue Collar Band. Sponsored by Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, city of Portola. Food, drinks available from 6 p.m. 50150 giveaway, prizes, family fun. Quincy: Artist's champagne reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Main Street Artists Gallery. Featuring Sally Yost in celebration of Wilderness Act 50th anniversary. Show runs through August. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Third annual Dark Sky Festival. Experience the park after dark with ranger-led programs, NASA demonstrations and talks, ranger-led hikes, special junior ranger astronomy programs. All events free, open to all ages. For information: http://1 .usa.gov/lbgbPEw. a chester: Bake sale and yard sale, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church at 161 Aspen St. Benefits Chester Elementary School music m. For information: 258-2347. Almanor Recreation and Park District swap meet, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Truman Collins Sports Complex at 450 Meadowbrook Loop behind Antlers Motel. Sellers, buyers welcome. For information, space rental: coordinator David Slusher, 258,7750. Yappy Hour and pet adoption, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Treats Dog Co. at 525 Main St. All proceeds benefit Plumas Animal Welfare Society. Grand opening, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., Thirsty Trout on Main Street next to Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Co. San Francisco 49ers Dan Bunz, Jeff Stover sign autographs 3 - 5 p.m. Kids can fish for prizes. 'Portola: Annual alumni picnic, 10 a.m., City Park. Followed by Portola High School tour 3 p.m., both open to all PHS alumni. No-host social at The Log Cabin 5 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. for classes of 1972 - 76. For information: Mike, 258-6705. Quincy: Masons Pancake Breakfast, 7 - 10:30 a.m., Masonic Hall at 70 Harbison St. across from the library. Menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate, all-you-can-eat pancakes. Donations at the door $6 adults, $3 children under 12, $5 students with ID. Proceeds go to scholarship fund, other fraternal purposes. Fundraising yard sale, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Plumas Rural Services parking lot at 711 E. Main St. on Cemetery Hill. Proceeds support The Common Good Community Foundation. Blacksmithing demonstration, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Plumas County Museum at 500 Jackson St. All welcome to watch master blacksmith, museum docent Ray Nichol. For information: 283-6320, plumasmuseum.org. Car race; grandstands open 5 p.m., racing starts 7; American Valley Speedway at 206 Fairground Road. Adults $8, ages 13 - 17 $7, ages 6 - 12 $5, 5 and trader free. For information: americanvalteyspeedway.com, 283-2175. Round Valley Reservoir: Round Valley Run/Walk, registration begins 7:30 a.m., runs start at U.S. Forest Service day use area. 5.4-mile round-trip course, 1.5-mile junior course, 2-mile walking course, 200-yard kids' mini-course. Hosted by Indian Valley Recreation and Parks District, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. Prize drawings. Proceeds support youth recreation, continued operation of rec district. For information: race director John Shower, 284-6856, theshowers@frontiernet.net. mk chester: 45th annual Almanor Art Show; 10 a.m. - 5 p:m. Sat, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sun; Collins Pine Lawn. Free sion. Presented by Plumas ArtS. For information: 283-3402. Chester Piecemakers QUilt Guild quilt show, Chester High School gymnasium. Chester: Sunday Breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 er person. Annual book sale, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Chester Branch Library at 210 First Ave. next to North Fork Feather River. Hosted by Friends of the Chester Library. Books sold by the inch. Proceeds support Chester library, Chester Literacy. For information: 258-2742. Lassen National Forest: California Native Plant Society outing, South Caribou Wilderness. Group meets at Chico Park & Ride; contact leader for alternate meeting site. Group explores lakes, Iodgepole-pine-fir forest. For information: leader Gerry, 893-5123; mountlassen.cnps.org. Portola: Fundraising carwash, starts 10 a.m., K&S Kwik Stop. Proceeds go toward Haley Perkins' medical bills. Donations tax-deductible. Quincy: Fundraising carwash, starts 10 a.m., Les Schwab Horton Tire Center. Proceeds go toward Haley Perkins' medical bills. Donations tax-deductible. Quincy: Free "Baobab Blast" Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. - noon, Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at corner of Church and High streets. Sign in, register (8:45 a.m.) at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 298 E. High St. Open to children ages 3 - 12. For information: 2834 740. Greenville: CPR certification and first aid class, 6 - 8 p.m., Indian Valley Community Center. Presented by Sierra Institute for Community and Environment as part of Greenville Outdoor Adventure Learning, Friday Night for Teens. Kids age 13 - 18 pay $5, adults $40. Space is limited. For class reservations: 284-1022. Greenville: Free resume and applicat!on writing : .,! ". workshop, I - 3 p.m., Business & Career Network at 270 County Hospital Road Suite No. 107 (Courthouse Annex). Presented by Alliance for Workforce Development. For information: 283-I 606. Quincy: Doctor meet-and-greet, 5 - 7 p.m., Main Street Artists Gallery at 436 Main St. New family practice physicians Joey Schad, Daniel Cooper, surgeon Mark Williams introduced to area residents. Free; refreshments served. Plumas-Eureka State Park: Dinner in the Park. Fundraiser, auction presented by "----""--- Plumas-Eureka State Park Association. Includes ,Snowshoe Thompson re-enactment. For information: Marian Sciborski, PESPA president, 836-4509, scibo@digitalpath.net. Quincy: Quincy Certified Farmers' Market, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Vendors offer local produce, handcrafts, prepared food; two prize giveaways. Live music by Benny, Penny and Dude; Gordon Keller at 6 p.m. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket'org, 487-4386. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opening night, 7 p.m., West End Theatre. Tickets $1B, students and seniors $15. Tickets available at theatre box office, Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co., westendtheatre.us. Quincy: Book Sale, Plumas County Library meeting room. Hosted by Quincy Friends of Plumas County Library. Thu 3 - 7 p.m. for members only; Friends of the Library memberships available for $10. Open to the public Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Books cost $1 or less. Proceeds support library. Fairgoers peruse exhibits in the Art Barn during the county fair. Volunteers are needed to help accept and display this year's artwork. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Plumas-Sierra County Fair Art Barn seeks help Each year, the Art Barn at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair showcases the work of artists of all ages and abilities. Plumas Arts coordinates the preparation and display of work in this much-visited exhibition: : ......... ................ ' "The monumental task of getting all the art accepted and up on the walls requires many hands and hundreds of volunteer hours to accomplish," says Roxanne Valladao, Plumas Arts director. "Can you help?" Work is delivered to the fairgrounds Aug. 7 and 8 between noon and 6 p.m. Thursday and noon and 8 p.m. Friday. About a dozen volunteers in two- to four-hour shifts are needed during that time. The artwork then needs to be hung on the walls and displayed in cases Saturday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. until the job is complete. A good crew of eight to 10 people works in teams to get this done. Coordinators Danielle Frid and iggi LCnn"es3  are lo0kn for people with a couple of hours to or more to offer on that day also. Two docents work in two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during fair time Aug. 13 - 17 to care for the work and help with the People's Choice Awards. In appreciation for the help, every volunteer will be given a free admission pass to the fair. Anyone with time and the interest to assist in this community effort is encouraged to call Hennessy at 283-9957 to sign up for volunteer slots.' Local fundraiser to feature Mumbo Gumbo The Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council will present an evening of Cajun food and dance music at the Nakoma Resort and Spa on Saturday, Aug. 30. This event is a fundraiser to purchase the materials necessary to rebuild the bathhouse at the historical White Sulphur Springs Ranch. Mumbo Gumbo has a dedicated following and blends many genres, from rock to soul. The band recently played at the Kentucky Mine and is a regular in the summer music series at the mine. In addition to the music, Nakoma will provide a Cajun r I ill I I l I SENIOR MENU I I Monday, August 4 | Vegetarian: lasagne, spinach/orange salad, | dinner roll, apricots ! Tuesday, August 5 | Soft fish tacos, sliced buffet that includes blackened catfish, po'boy sandwiches, andouille sausage and assorted Cajun delicacies. Dinner starts at 5:30 and music at 7 pm. Tickets are $35 for music or $50 for dinner and music. Advanced tickets can be purchased on the MVSC website, mohawkvalley.us, or at the door. The Nakoma Resort and Spa is located at 348 Bear Run near Clio, just off State Route A15. CallAlice Berg fbr more information at 836-1201 and visit the Mumbo Gumbo website at mumbogumbo.com for more information about the band. m I ilm I I I I ! Wednesday, August 6 Chef salad, french roll, I mixed fruit, ice cream I Thursday, August 7 | Roast beef, new potatoes, carrots, whole wheat I roll, orange slices I Friday, August 8 Egg salad sandwich, I i oahha., hlok hahn tossed greens, sliced -77 ' 7-';'" -7-:" tomatoes, three-bean I salaa, cuDea camaloupe ....... I   , salact, SllCeCt plneappm I Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; I I Greenville, 9.84-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-" | 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for I reservations. Suggested donation $9..50 for 60 yrs & older." | One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory] charge. Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all sites.