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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 5A Musical line-up slated As in years past, this year's Railroad Days has a full line- up of delightful musical entertainment. Appearing on center stage this year will be a seasoned group of entertainers that are anxious to return to Portola for the 28th annual Railroad Days celebration. Once again, Stage One Pro- ductions will provide the sound and lighting for anoth- er fun packed weekend of live music and entertainment. Friday at 4 p.m., the "Gary Richards Project" will return for its third year as opening act. Hometown boy Gary Richards has made some per- sonnel changes, so look for a more "bluesy" sound to kick things off. The local favorites and the "hardest working band in Plumas County" will head- line Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. Come and see Steve Leal and the Rock Bottom Band fresh from Hot August Nights at the Atlantis to rock the Friday night kick- off in prime time. Railroad Days entertain- ment will begin early Satur- day, so be dowrto.wn at 10 a.m. to hear Quincy's Tommy Miles and The Back 40 play a great mix of country and rock. They will play until parade time and return to the stage after the parade until 3 p.m. At 4 p.m., the Rock Bottom Band returns to the stage to play the rest of the songs in its repertoire that it missed the night before. The band will play until 7 p.m. Then get ready to rock to local favorites the Alterna- tors, from Chico. Mick and the boys play a mind- boggling mix of rock, country and disco that will pull listeners from their seats to the dance floor. The band has "appeared at Railroad Days for the past five years and members have said that it's one of their favorite gigs all summer, Be ready to dance from 8 to midnight. Sunday starts out mellow at 9:30 a.m. with Tommy Miles. He will play acoustic music for Sunday morning entertainment following the community church service until noon. To close out the weekend- long celebration, the Schall Adams Band will play for the first time at Railroad Days. The group is from Reno, Nev., but is no stranger to the area. The band played at Jim and Sharon Schwilling's Earth Day celebration in April and also at the Mohawk Valley Irtdependence Day cel- ebration July 4 in Graeagle. Schall sings rock favorites by Janis Joplin and also plen- ty of funky, soulful rockin' blues. The band plays 12"30 - 4 p.m. Come out and enjoy the annual celebration based around the big-top ale the main parking lot in old town Portola. PAWS benefit needs items It is nearly that time of the year when the second of two annual yard sales are offered in support of the nonprofit Plumas Animal Welfare Society and other animal needs. P.A.W.S. volunteer and yard sale coordinator Bar- bara Montandon said tlae yard sales support the organi- zation's rescue, spay and neuter program. The biennial fundraisers have been a staple in the Lake Almanor Basin for nearly 15 years. "We hold these events each Memorial and Labor Day and a lot of people really know to look for our yard sale," she said. In addition to the rescue, spay and neuter program, past donations have bought beds for the Plumas County Animal Shelter. "We also provided.funds for the chain-link runs and benches for the 'get acquaint- ed room' at the shelter," added Montandon. The yard sale is Sept.. 4, in Montandon's yard at 336 Lassen St. in Chester. "We need more donations of household and estate type of items; things you Early morning & evening appointments available All appointments seen promptly Accept all insurance Friendly and knowledgeable staff PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, MPT 78 Central Ave., Quincy 283-2202 might like to own yourself. You are welcome to drop them off, or we will come and pick them up," Montandon said. 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Portola's connection to the railroad, first to Western Pacific and then Union Pacific, is the foundation of Railroad Days, and there will be ample opportunity to explore both. Western Pacific Railroad Museum of Portola is one of three main locations hosting Railroad Days events in the city. The railroad museum will offer train rides Friday, Saturday and Sunday, along with model railroad displays. Friday, another very special event will occur: the Domes to Railroad Days passenger train arrives at the museum at 4:30 p.m. AlJout 400 guests will arrive in Plumas County, eager to celebrate with you, so smile and make them welcome. The special train celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first passenger train through the Feather River " Canyon. Since that time, the route has become a cargo route. Traveling through the scenic wonder that is the Feather River has been a rare occurrence for passengers. The singular event has also attracted the cameras of PBS, which are not only filming the train ride, but also the Railroad Days celebration in Portola along with the scenic splendor that is Plumas County. Railroad Days will spread out over the eastern end of the county this year, with a wine tasting at the newly re-opened Nakoma Golf Course. An extravaganza, Stars in the Barn, is appearin'g at the junction of highways 89 and 70 in Blairsden Friday and Saturday. The production featuring dancing horses and acrobats is a first in the area. Lots of music (detailed else- where), lots of shiny cars, new and old (detailed else- where), lots of good food (Rotary breakfasts on .Saturday and Sunday this year), stuff for kids (fishing derby at City Park, wild animal shows, magicians), lots of art (at The Feather), lots of history (at The Feather and the railroad museum, as well as the Williams House) -- stuff for everybody! A cbach will bus people between locations all day Saturday, with a special bus from the museum parking lot to the Stars in the Barn evening performance Saturday. The bus will stop at West- ern Pacific Railroad Museum parking lot, the three-way junction of Commercial, California. and Pacific streets in Portola; Nakoma G01f Resort; Graeagle Crafts Fair (in front of Graeagle Restau- rant); River Pines Resort; The Barn (corner of high- ways 70 and 89); Chalet View Lodge; Sleepy Pines Motel; and again to the railroad museum. See PortolaRailroadDays. com for the bus schedules and latest bus offerings. Take a look at the full schedule of events for this coming weekend for the numerous other events during Railroad Days: art show, cowboy poetry, chain- saw art demos, Bob Larson (this year's grand marshal in the parade) and his railroad history presentation, Latino dance celebration .... Come for the Views - Stay for the Wine! EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY Wine Tasting at Nakoma Saturday, August 21 lpm - 3:30 pm $25 Advance Sale $30 at the Door First 150 guests receive a commemorative wine glass Call 530-832-5067 to Reserve Your Ticket Shuttle Bus Available from Portola and Graeaglc for Just $5 / Golf Resort