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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 118 ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT West End production opens with gala nt Dramaworks' West End Theatre opens its 2018-2019 season with the poignant, funny tearjerker "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling. Set in the fictional town of Chinquapin, Louisiana, from 1983 to 1985, the local beauty salon creates the backdrop for the play, which also serves as a therapist offme, confessional and home away from home for six Southern women across multiple generations. The characters are said to be as delicate as magnolias, but as tough as steel. The story epitomizes the bond of female friendship and sisterhood as they, together, overcome life's many hurdles, and rejoice in life's many triumphs. Join dramaworks for the Season Opening Gala on Friday, Sept. 28. Starting at 6 p.m attendees will enjoy appetizers, Quintopia Brewing Co. beer, wine and pre-show entertainment on the patio. At 7:30 p.m guests will be the En'st audience to experience the premier performance of "Steel Magnolias." Following the performance, champagne and dessert will be served while mingling at a meet-and-greet with the cast. Tickets for the opening gala are $38. The play is scheduled for regular performances over the next two weekends. Tickets for regular showings of "Steel Magnolias" are $18 general admission. The cast of "Steel Magnolias," from left: Terry Gallagher (Ouiser), Plocki (Shelby), Kristina Dunn (Annelle) and Tina Terrazas (Truvy). Theatre in Quincy. Photo submitted Jodi Beynon (Clairee), Kim Carroll (M'Lynn), Danielle Wagner The Season Opening Gala is set for Sept. 28 at the West End i his Organizers are encouraging families to bring children to the Sierra Valley Art + Ag Trail on Saturday, Sept. 29. "This is so much more than a typical art show," said event organizer Kristi Jamason. "There are games, activities and all manner of farm animals to see, occasionally pet, and some you can even feed." Farm animal fun Friendly Sierra Valley yaks really love their snacks. Owners Greg and Jenna Gatto of Calpine have t ained their herd of yaks tO come running at the sound of the treat bucket being shaken. For the Art + Ag Trail, the yaks will be visiting the LSSt Marbie+ Ranchl waiting for admirers to reach into the bucket and offer a snack. At the Lemon Canyon Ranch outside Sierraville, organic Jersey cow Elsie loves to be fed green Sierra Valley apples, according to owners Kristina and Benoit de Korsak, who run the Sierraville Micro Dairy. Elsie will have her new calf, L6on, alongside her for the Art + Ag Trail, and a bucket of green apples nearby for help with snacking. Local 4H clubs will have an raiser Mountain Valley Parents' Club, Plumas Charter School's parent-teacher organization, is hosting "I've Had the Time of My Life," an '80s prom-themed fundraiser, in support of the school. The event is set for Friday, Oct. 5, and will run from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Tulsa Scott building at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy. Attendance is open to anyone 21 and up -- IDs will be checked at the door. The '80s prom will feature awards for prom king and queen, best costume and best dancer, as well as appetizers, dancing to a DJ, door prizes, a no-host bar and prom photos. "Eighties prom attire is preferred," said organizer Lindsey Kimzey, '+but all '80s outfits will work!" Tickets are $20 per person, and can be purchased in Quincy at Quincy Provisions/Carey Candy Co. and Barn Owl Books. Proceeds from the event support the purchase of educational technology for Plumas Charter School learning centers in Quincy, Indian Valley and Chester. "We have donations so far from so many amazing local businesses," said Kimzey+ "Everyone has been so generous!" Because PCS operates under a nonprofit corporation, all donations are tax-deductible. For more information, contact office manager Maggie Hennessy at 283-3851, ext. 111. Icy even "opportunity farm" set up at the Roberti Ranch site, offering visitors the chance to see and touch farm animals and ask questions of 4H members and their parents. Harvey Farms & Forestry near Calpine will offer an opportunity to see alpacas, Pangora goats, several kinds of sheep and their newest addition -- Scottish Highland Cattle -- while learning all about wool production, from animal to ffmished product. Visitors can try their hand at needle felting, spinning with a drop orsupport spindle, weaving, carding and picking fiber. Autumn produce fun If a trip through Lil'Megs Pumpkin Patch in Beckwourth doesn't get you in the mood for fall, you are surely immune. Chock full of pumpkins, gourds and more, the diminutive patch offers games, fun photo opportunities, fresh baked treats and a "lil'" corn maze for kids. Lil'Megs will also host artists, including Ingrid Burke of Elliptical Sunrise, who will have glass "gems" on hand for kids. The Sierra Valley Grange knows how to leverage a mountain harvest of apples. In addition to selling homemade apple pie by the slice, the Grangers will have their apple press set up at the Grange Hall in Vinton and invite the public to try their hand at pressing apples into juice. Kristina de Korsak, who runs the Sierraville Micro Kitchen, will have delicious pastries for sale and Fun with Fall Fruit activities at the historic Sierraville School site. Trivia and games At the Sierraville School, Trail nts for kids A free Junior Passport for coloring and collecting stamps can be picked up at an event Trailhead. Photo submitted Pe~ Fr~/ Sierra County Historical Society member will be dressed in period costumes and win have "jump rope jingles," museum artifacts to identify and old-school classroom exams. Stop on by the Feather River Land Trust's Sierra Valley Preserve on County Road A-24 to test your "bird" brain with Plumas Audubon Society. Audubon members will have three games set up for feathered fun, including a Grebe racetrack, a bird ID magnetic-matching game and their "Jepbirdy" spinning wheel fun facts challenge. Audubon will also have species-specific nesting boxes for sale, so the fun and learning can continue back at home. Art activities and more For kids wanting to express some artistic flare, Kristi Bell of Golden Poppy Goods will have mixed media art projects for kids at the Milton Gottardi Museum site in Loyalton. Also at the museum, volunteers will be running their 26-foot by 8-foot model train through a miniature replica of Loyalton's 1940 Main Street area, with period dairy ranch, sawmill, box factory and timber cutting/logging camp scenes. Passports for the ages The Sierra Valley Art + Ag Trail organizers expanded their passport activity last year to include a kids' version. The event passport is a full-color booklet featuring beautiful photos from Sierra Valley. All exhibitors along the Trail have custom rubber stamps made just for them to stamp the passports, which are $20 and a fundraiser for the event. "The first year of the event, kids were passing scraps of paper to the artists to get them stamped, so we decided to create a free 'Junior passport' with images to color and places for kids to collect stamps, too," said Jamason. The Junior Passport features wildlife, farm scenes, quilt Squares and more to color in the car ride between Sites along the trail. More information The Art + Ag Trail will be taking place at 14 locations this year, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m with more than 60 artists and organizations participating. Visitors are encouraged to begin at one of three Trailhead locations -- Sierra Valley Farms in Beckwourth, Sierra Valley Grange in Vinton and the Sierraville School-- where printed maps will be available. Passports, dinner tickets and more are now on sale. Visit SierraValleyArtAgTrail.0rg for more information. Lil'Meg's Pumpkin Patch features games and a corn maze for kids during the Art + Ag Trail on Saturday, Sept. 29. Photo submitted - ~#"++1,ii ~-~, ~0 . ! ~,~,~ "L~ . Christopher Robin, In the heartwarming live action adventure "Disney's Christopher Robin," the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. An adult who is now focused on his new life, work, and family, suddenly meets his old friend Winnie the pooh, who returns to his unforgotten childhood past to help him return to the Hundred Acre Wood and help find Pooh's lost friends and Christopher Robin to remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside. i A deep-sea submersible--part of an international undersea observation program--has been attacked by a masmve creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham)is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew-and the ocean itself--from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one couldhave imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time. TOtUH HILL 283-1140 THEATRE 469 Main St Quincy, CA Visit us at