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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 15B ARTS a00-,d E NT 'ERTAINbIE NT Local-orchestra auditions, rehearsals to start soon Members of the High Sierra Community Youth Orchestra are once again rosining up their bowSand blowing horns to invite new musicians to join their musical family, say s conductor Johnene McDonald. The fail 2014 - winter 2015 season starts Wednesday, Oct. 1. Rehearsals are held weekly at the Quincy Junior-Senior High School band room Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. McDonald calls the whole month of October "our pull out your ax and get harmonized" month. This is the month in which musicians can sight read music and familiarize themselves with playing in an ensemble after the summer break. McDonald said she has numerous new arrangements that the orchestra will be previewing in search of selections for the annual Courthouse Concert in December. Interested musicians are encouraged to attend the first few rehearsals, during which they can be . "auditioned" and placed into appropriate chairs within the orchestra. All instrumentalists are invited; however, McDonald reports that the orchestra is in dire need of violins, violas, cellos and basses. Those who play flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba or percussion are all welcome to audition as well. All intermediate to advanced musicians in fifth through 12th grade -- as well as adults -- are welcome to attend. The High Sierra Community Youth Orchestra is sponsored by The High Sierra Community Youth Orchestra invites all Intermediate to advanced musicians, whether students or adults, to audition to join the group this fall. Photo submitted the Central Plumas Recreation and Parks District. The orchestra is directed by McDonald, who is also the founder of the orchestra and the Quincy Stringed Instrument Program. The Quincy Stringed Instrument Program was founded in January 1987 through a grant from Plumas Arts and the sponsorship of the rec district. HSCYO's first concert of the season will be at the county courthouse in December for the annual County Potluck. The orchestra will also perform in its 13th annual Spring Concert in late spring 2015. "If you are a 'closet' musician and haven't played your instrument for years but are interested in playing again, this is an excellent opportunity to dust off your 'horn' and join an enthusiastic group of friendly musicians," said McDonald. Those interested in attending the rehearsals or who have questions may contact McDonald at 283-1471. Gallagher displ, y Phil Gallagher shows his work at Red House Art Gallery in Graeagle on Sept. 13. The gallery hosted a reception to feature the" works of the multitalented local artist. Photo by Michael Peters Plumas National Forest Fall Fe ;tival offers outdoor fun, educational activltie:, The Plumas National Forest invites everyone to oome celebrate autumn and the outdoors with family entertainment and fun-filled educational activities for dhlldren young and old at the 11th annual Fall Fest. The fi-ee event will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 1i a.m. tD 3 p.m. at the Mt. Hough langer District, 39696 Righway 70 in Quincy. Hands-on activities include rolling native seed bails and creating "recycle art." Boy Scout Troop 151 will be on hand to teach knot tying and dther booths will feature information about owls and Other birds, mountain biking 8hd other outdoor activities. Antonio Flores, East Bay Regional Parks docent, will le teaching Native American elderberry flute-making While offering the audience songs about dragonflies, lears and coyotes. :, Cowboy poet Tony Argento and local music group Spur ! I { I'i ) of the Moment will perform. "Cactus Bob" Cole along with Joe Tomaselli and "Prairie Flower" Chris Stevenson showcase their style of classic cowboy music on stage at noon and again at 2 p.m. Argento, who describes himself as "tuned up and twisted," will take the stage at 1 p.m. Indian Valley Volunteer Fire Department will once again offer barbecued hamburgers as a fundraiser, and Quincy Elementary School's sixth-grade class will rustle up homemade desserts to raise funds for their watershed education program. Families are welcome. Bring a blanket or chair. Contact Kathy Powers at 283-7618 for more information. Following the Fall Fest, at 3:15 p.m. in downtown Quincy, PNF will host Smokey Bear and his firefighting friends for more activities and special handouts prior to a special 4 p.m. showing of Disney's "Planes: Fire and Rescue" at. the Town Hall Theatre. Tickets for the movie may be purchased at the theatre box office. Drawings for a set of movie tickets for the show will be held hourly at the Fall Fest. Contact PNF at 283-2050 for more information about the movie event. PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE To send a legal: typesetUng@plumasnews.c0m To send an advertisement: mail@plumasnews,com Festival returns to fairgrounds The Mountain Harvest Festival is set to take place at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 18, from I to 5 p.m. Organizers report that the event boasts an impressive small-town microbrew tasting, with craft brewers representing the Western U.S. and beyond, as well as a selection of organic and sustainable wines offered by Quincy Natural Foods. Music will begin at I p.m. by Stone Soup, a band of local professionals who moonlight as an energetic group with diverse musical influences. Stone Soup won the 2014 Plumas-Sierra County Fair Battle of the Bands. The Lolos, an indie rock/pop band out of .Chico, headline at 3 p.m. Band member Matt Heyden started his musical career as a vocalist in several Quincy bands and has a devoted local following. There will also be food, wine tasting, beer and wine for sale by the glass, and craft booths. Those interested in setting up craft or information booths are encouraged to call Lori at Plumas Arts, 283-3402, for more information. The event is billed as a celebration that gathers a colorfttl community of local characters under the canopy of High Sierra fall colors to support Plumas Arts in one of their most significant annual fundraisers. Event admission is $7 for Plumas Arts members, $10 for nonmembers. Admission, which is paid at the gate, does not include a tasting pass. Beer or wine tasting passes include event admission and a tasting glass and,cost $35 general admission or $30 for Plumas Arts members. Plumas Arts member tasting pass discounts are available presale only at Plumas Arts or online: at plumasarts.org/store until noon Oct. 17. Call 283-3402 for more details. General admission tasting passes are also available at Quincy Natural Foods. For more information visit plumasarts.org/events/mhf. htrnl. THE MORNING GLORY AND SEPTEMBER SONG TO NANCY FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 1998 The morning glory trails around the yard; Its blossoms flare in tiny trumpet forms Which seem to blare the changing of the guard As summer moves to autumn's frethfl storms. September's song has melancholy strains Which soothe the heart in tender memories And washaway the worst of human pains And let us muse in sweetest reveries. I do not praise the flower and the song Because that each is pleasant in itself, But more, my dear, because they both belong In close association to yourself. September resonates for me eternally, For in that month your birth became my destiny Sam Salvatore (Sam) Catalano Local characters attend a past year's Mountain Harvest Festival. Beer and wine tasting will return to the fairgrounds Oct. 18. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts COMING SOON TO YOUR TOWN HALL THEATRE ONE NIGHT ONLY! PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST WILDERNESS 50TH ANNIVERSARY FILM FESTIVAL Wed., Sept. 24- Doors Open At 6pm FREE ADMISSION The USFS continues their celebration of the Wilderness with the screening of four films... American Values: American Wilderness, Forever Wild: Celebrating America's Wilderness, The Meaning of Wild and Untrammeled. Contact Leslie Edlund at the Mount Hough Ranger District ledlund@fs.fed.us or 283-7650 for more information GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Fri., Sept. 26 - Men., Sept. 29 7pro Show * 4pm Sund/ty Matinee Rated PG-13,* 121 mln, Science Fiction From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blOckbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes this top grossing film of the year which has been reviewed as "a goofy, dazzling often hilarious convergence of inspired nuttiness." An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Renan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Renan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits -- Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Greet, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the a'ue power of the orb and menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand -- with the galaxy's fate in the balance. COMING: TOIJJN HALL THEATRE Students/Seniors . ......... s7 Children .......... , ....... =6 ,. 283.1140 * 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com i