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16B Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Caroline Waiters says she is inspired by'anything feminine and Caroline (left) and Cecilia Waiters return to Quincy for an feminist." Photos courtesy PIumas Arts artists' opening reception at the Plumas Arts Gallery. Sisters to star in artists' reception Plumas Arts Gallery hosts the debut art show of sisters Caroline and Cecilia Walters on Friday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Held the same night as Girls' Night Out, the show promises to be fun and youthful, say organizers. Caroline will exhibit her vibrant acrylic paintings, centered around feminine themes, as well as copies of her latest "zine" (a small, handmade magazine) entitled "You Are Worthy." Cecilia will showcase her luscious handspun yarn, metictt!ously handcrafted pouches and project bags, and several black-and-white drawings. The young women have also knitted a selection of soft, colorful hats and cozy shawls and scarves. Caroline and Cecilia both grew up in Quincy, for the most part. "We think of Quincy as home, although we spent many years in Japan," says Cecilia. "Our morn had a job in Japan, and we lived there for five years." Both young women are in collegenow, but their mother Marty and brother Kai live in Quincy. While living in Japan brought a different, strongly urban perspective, the sisters value their rural roots. When they were children, their Cecilia Waltersmakes handmade pouches, as well as a range of Items in other mediums. family participated in 4-H and they always entered exhibits at the county fair. "I'm so proud of my kids," says Marty. "From Japan to Quincy, and now living in Berkeley, they have always had a strong sense of who they are. Their creativity is definitely a constant." Caroline is currently studying textile arts at California College of the Arts in Oakland. She is exploring natural dyeing and screen printing in her textiles coursework. A strong sense of storytelling is important to her creative process, and her work tends to convey narratives through quirky characters. She is fascinated by small-scale publishing and the world of zines. Her recent work is inspired by anything feminine and feminist. Cecilia is a first-year student at UC Berkeley. She has been creating things with her hands since she was young. One of her favorite things to do is learn new skills and dabble in a range of arts and crafts, including pottery, drawing, painting and graphic design. Recently knitting, quilting and fiber arts have caught her attention. She loves making practical, wearable objects that borrow from the spirit of folk art. The Plumas Arts artists' opening reception will feature fun appetizers and beverages, as well as displaying a wide variety of fme art and crafts created by local and regional artists. Plumas Arts Gallery is located at 525 Main St. in Quincy. The gallery houses P1umas Arts, and is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Visit Plumas Arts online at plumasarts.org or call 283-3402. Native plant group : offers October outings The Mount Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society has scheduled a range of activities for October. The group's field trips begin at the Chico Park & Ride west lot, but anyone who would like to participate is always welcome to contact the leader to arrange an alternate meeting place and time. Bring a light jacket, lunch, water, insect/sun protection and money for ride sharing. All events are free and open to the public. For more information see the chapter website at mountlassen. cnps.org. General meeting Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Chico Public Library, First and Sherman Avenue. Jon AUll, naturalist at Chico Creek Nature Center, will describe "Bloomin' Bidwell Park," his online guide to the flowers of Upper Park. Mount Harkness Summit, Lassen Volcanic National Park Sunday, Oct. 5, meet in time to leave at 8 a.m. Bring a park pass if available. Participants will drive first to Chester, stopping for a rest stop, and then continue 12 more miles to the trailhead, the last 6 over a steep, washboard surface. The 1.9-mile hike to the summit, at 8,646 feet, is shorter than that to other major peaks in Lassen Park, with an elevation gain of 1,246 feet. Hikers should be in good condition for the moderately steep trail. The lookout tower' offers beautiful vistas. Leader: Gerry, 893-5123. Deer Creek Trail, Lassen National Forest Sunday, Oct. 19, meet in : time to leave at 8:30 a.m. Participants will drive east i I: on Highway 32 38 miles to the trailhead at Deer Creek " bridge. Starting at 3,200 feet, this is a shaded and gradual 1-1/2-mile hike downstream. Hikers will have lunch by a cascading waterfall with an adjacent fish ladder. Leaders :i expect to see big-leaf maple, dogwood, black oaks, Indian rhubarb and spicebush in full' color. Leader: Wes, 342-2293. Drakesbad to Devils Kitchen, Lassen Volcanic :: National Park :' Saturday, Nov. 1, meet in ' time to leave at 8:30 a.m. Bring a park pass if available:i Participants will drive east on Highway 32 to Chester and then 16 miles on local roads to the.trailhead at Warner Valley Campground near the i Drakesbad Resort in Lassen Park. Beginning at 5,640 feet, i:: this moderately difficult hike.: gains 400 feet over 4.2 miles :i round trip. The trails :i: wanders throughflowere d .:meadows along Hot Spring Creek and continues under i the shade of old-growth conifers. Devils Kitchen features paths for viewing belching fumaroles, mud poti and steam vents among : colorful rock outcrops. Leader: Gerry, 893-5123. Support the local economy and Invest in ..... Plumas County! SPECIAL MATINEE SHOWING DISNEY'S PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014 @ 4PM QUINCY TOWN HALL THEATRE Join Smokey and his firefighting friends on the courthouse lawn at 3:15pm after the Fall Fest and prior to the 4pm showing for fun activities and special handouts. Tickets for the movie may be purchased at the theatre box office. Contact Plumas National Forest at 530.283.2050 for more information about this event! Support the Town Hall Theatre! Additional showings of this film Friday, October 3 through Monday, October 5 @ 7pm and regular Sunday Matinee @ 4pm. USDA B USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.