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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 13B ARTS a;;_J ENTERTAINMENT Roxanne Valladao Plumas Arts Director Plumas Arts, the nonprofit organization that manages and owns the Town Hall Theatre, met our initial $80,000 Save Our Theatre goal in three ,months and are now in the process of exceeding it. The success of the campaign is a tribute to the quality of our community. More than 210 people, businesses and groups j made donations in amounts of $10 to'$5,000 in single payments or installments. Many more put change in the jars at businesses around town, "made it $10" at the box office when buying movie tickets, or put their concessions change in the donation box at the theatre. A whirlwind of fundraising events were creatively designed and lovingly executed by a variety Of groups and individuals: Tatum's Lemonade Stand and Kickoff just before the High Sierra Music Festival, The Drunk Brush painting sessions, Battle of the Badges, Comedy Night, Silent Movie Night, the Happy Happy Joy Joy concert, Fire on the Mountain, and Hollywood Hair and Makeup for Girls' Night Out. These events brought in over $15,000. More fundraisers are yet to come: bar proceeds at the Fractured Fashionistas Fashion Show at the Quincy Vets Hall on Oct. 11 and a cribbage tournament Nov. 15 at the Plumas Arts Gallery will support the cause. Plus ideas for more keep coming to our doorstep. The Town Hall Theatre Thanks YOU! weblink on the plumasarts.org website has made an attempt to correctly list all the individuals businesses and Organizer Lindsay Davis fire dances during the Sept. 13 Fire on the Mountain event, which helped to raise more than $3,000 for the Save Our Theatre campaign. Photo by Maggie Hennessy gr6ups involved, of that outpouring of emotion As part of this process so and generosity, many have shared their This success is also an memories and affection for the inspiring vote of support for theatre. It has been an honor our local theatre. Prior to the for Plumas Arts and the Town campaign there was still a Hall Theatre to be at the center question of whether our small-town, single-screen theatre would maintain enough community interest to survive into the 21st century. That question no longer lingers. One of the most impressive shows of support has brought the younger generations into a culture of supporting the places that matter to them. Plumas Arts reports that it will now put a full-steam-ahead charge into making the improvements that will secure the next few decades of theatre operation. We are now in the final bidding process for the projection system, screen and required facility upgrades to accommodate them. As we might have expected, prices m:e coming in over our original figures. There will also be some previously unanticipated costs for equipment installation and high-speed Internet connectivity-- which will bring new and ongoing expense. There are also a litany of other facility improvements and unanticipated expirations of current equipment that will undoubtedly come upon us. Tax-deductible donations to the Save Our Theatre campaign are still being gratefully accepted and needed. In each step of this venture we learn more. We anticipate an installation before the end of this year. That occasion will be celebrated with a digital opening event with free admission to all contributors to the Save Our Theatre funding campaign. We will release the date for that event as the installation nears completion. Plumas Arts will report the latest news about the conversion process in this newspaper. Local professionals come together in their spare time to create music as Stone Soup. Catch them on stage during Plumas Arts' upcoming Mountain Harvest Festival. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Stone Soup, one of Plumas Set time for Stone Soup County's newest musical is i p.m. The Lolos, an indie groups, will perform at the rock/pop band out of Mountain Harvest Festival Chico, takes the stage at 3 on Saturday, Oct: 18, at the p.m. Plumas-Sierra County In addition to the music, Fairgrounds. the Mountain Harvest The band is comprised of Festival features a wide local professionals who have selection of craft beers and come together in their offorganic and sustainable time to have fun making wines for tasting. Tasting music. They describe passes include event themselves this way: "Whatadmission and a tasting glass do you get when you mix and are $35 general twisted musicians with admission or $30 for Plumas eclectic musical interests? A Arts members. Non-tasting delectable dish of Stone event admission at the door Soup[ is $10 or $5 for Plumas Arts The group serves up a members. dizzying concoction of rock, The event is also one of the blues, reggae and funk. Stone primary fundraising events Soup is composed of Jim for the nonprofit cultural i Graham (guitar), Kent "Max organization Plumas Arts. Sax" Barrett (saxophone), Tickets are on sale at Plumas Jeff Cunan (bass), Joe Arts or online. Call 283-3402 Hoffman (guitar), Mimi Hall for more details. For more and Kristy Hoffman (vocals) event information check the and Steve Risley (drums). plumasarts.org website. CRAFTERS WANTED for the 3rd Annual "CHANGING SEASONS" Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 Lake Almanor Community Church $15.00/space Hand Made Crafts Onl:y for applications call: Suzie 596-4143 or Denise 256-3401 MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT To send a legal: typesetting@plumasnews.com To send an advertisement: mail@phmasnews,com l Teachers at Plumas Charter School and Face the Music Studio are very pleased with the siguups received this year for the fall 2014 music program. Twenty-two children signed up for a beginning ukulele class and 16 children for beginning violin lessons. Thirteen children will be placed in the charter school Chatterbox Children's Orchestra. The children's orchestra will be comprised of students that started in last year's program and continued to take lessons throughout the summer. One year ago, music teacher Johnene McDonald, owner of Face the Music Studio, approached Taletha Washburn, director of PCS, with a proposal to start a beginning violin program during the charter schools hours. Throughout the past 30 years of teaching stringed instruments, McDonald has acquired numerous (70-plus) violin rentals in a variety of sizes and, she said, they were just sitting in a closet at her studio waiting for young violinists to "pull their strings." PCS agreed to give the proposal a try and in fall 2013, 22 children signed up for violin lessons. "It was a tremendous turnout," said McDonald. One of the tenets of the PCS music program is that it is A rainbow of ukuleles awaits students in the newest addition to Plumas Charter School's music program. Photo by Johnene McDonald primarily parent sponsored. Parents are encouraged to donate $20 a month toward the cost of maintaining the program. Last year, the program was almost entirely serf-sustaining; the maximum monthly expense incurred by the school was $150. McDonald says this is an "amazing deal" for everyone. In planning a program for this year, PCS and Face the Music Studio decided to add a beginning ukulele class along with the beginning violin and Chatterbox Children's Orchestra options. Because 22 children is such 56th Annual t ,LTaylrsville uiltersFE TD Sa urday, Oct. 4 llam to 2pm Taylorsville Grange Hall Handcrafted Items Homemade Cakes Pies Candies Preserves ....... Luncheon ~ 12 noon Quilt Raffle ~ 2pm The people in the communities of Indian Valley, their families & friends, who have so lovingly participated throughout years, are inviting you to come and the 56 ~" support our beautiful little historic Taylorsville Church. For more info call Sally Williams 530-284-6179 DEBATE BUT STOP THE HATE NOR STOOP TO OBFUSCATE Because whatever foe we wish to slay Will simply multiply with every kill, We too will lose and live to rue the day That we foresook the concept of good will. Because Mahatma Ghandi shunned the sword And preacher King, like Christ, rejected hate, They reached their goals with peace and true accord Despite, like Christ, they met a martyr's fate. It's always best to bring about the light, Without a weapon, free from senseless hate, And prove our point with what we think is right With reason and a friendly, calm debate. Although we vie with those we think have errant ends, Let's try our best to make them everlasting friends. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano September 19, 2014 a large group, there will be two separate classes of ukulele students, categorized by age: kindergarten through second grade and third grade through seventh grade. McDonald ordered 20 Makala ukuleles in a variety of rainbow colors and seven rainbow-colored music stands for the Chatterbox Children's Orchestra. The cost of the ukuleles was just under $1,000; one of McDonald's ukelele students, Harry Clarke, offered to sponsor the program and help purchase the instruments. McDonald also decided to hire Greg Willis to be her class assistant. Greg is an accomplished guitarist, pianist and ukulele player. He just completed his degree at Humboldt State University in music composition. McDonald said she plans to teach the children basic chords, singing rounds and international folk songs, and introduce the class to some basic folk dances. "The strength of this program is a strong sign of 1i5 ]mpdrtant mflsic in the schools is," said McDonald. "The parents at PCS obviously want their children to participate in the world of music. "A 'rainbow of notes' will be heard coming out of the cafeteria on Fridays starting Oct. 3." COMING SOON TO YOUR HALL THEATRE Fri., Oct. 3 - Mon., Oct. 6 7pm Show 4pm Sunday Matinee Rated PG 84 min. Animated/Family Planes: Fire & RescUe is a comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world-famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch Of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smok~jumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. The Plumas National Forest & Quincy Volunteer Fire Department will present Smokey the Bear and his firefighting friends on the Courthouse Lawn at 3:15pm prior to a special 4pm matinee screening of Planes: Fire & Rescue Fri., Oct. 10 - Mon., Oct. 13 7pm Show 4pro Sunday Matinee Rated R * 121 min. Thriller Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city's Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father's ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue are a banker and a young female lawyer who is determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit (Phillip Seymour Hoffmandn one of his final film roles), who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks. In an adrenaline laced and heart-rending escalation of tension and collision, it's not long before he becomes everyone's most wanted man. COMING: i',du,ts .................... '8 1 |lStude.=,~e.,o,~ .......... 'r lOtU,HaLt ~1Childrn .................. s6 THEATRE 283-1140" 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com l