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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 13B ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Plumas Arts Gallery to open weekends beginnign Oct. 16 In response to concerns of downtown closures during the weekend Plumas Arts has decided to increase their weekend hours. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 16 The Plumas Arts Gallery will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. right through until Christmas. These hours will be added to regular gallery and office hours of Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. This development has been inspired by a sincere interest in serving the tourist market as well as to expand opportu- nity for residents. It was made possible by a generous donation of volunteer labor. The Plumas Arts Gallery is a program of Plumas Arts, the nonprofit local arts agency that manages two businesses in downtown Quincy-- the gallery as well as the Town Hall Theatre. This budget conscious orga- nization has weathered more that one financial storm in its 30-year history and to do so has become business savvy and resourceful. Plumas Arts has a diverse palette of pro- grams and projects impres- sive for a small budget orga- nization and a track record of balancing dedication to ser- vices with the realities of do- ing business. "Like many other business- es, "explains Gallery Manag- er, Lori Davis "we have tried to open on weekends before but sales never paid the cost of even a minimum wage staff person. Luckily we have had a very generous offer for volunteer staffing and are planning to give it a try again." The Plumas Arts Gallery fea- tures an impressive array of the work of several dozen lo- cal artists in prices ranges to suit every budget. Shows change monthly so there is always something new to see. The gallery also hosts a great selection of jewelry, candles, cards and gift items. Patron- izing the galley offers you an opportunity to shop local and support your community's artists and cultural pro- grams. The gallery has been open for more than a decade. "We are always pleased with the comments from new visitors where they be tourists or lo- cals who have yet to visit," adds Davis. Take the opportu- nity of the expanded hours to stop in and take a look. Plumas Arts celebrates 30 years of service to Plumas County in 2011. As a nonprof- it arts agency, Plumas Arts has served as the Plumas County representative to the California Arts Council's State-Local Partnership Pro- gram since the program's in- ception in 1981. The Plumas Arts office is in the Plumas Arts Gallery at 372 Main Street in Quincy which has, for more than a decade, provided an exciting showcase for the fine work of regional artists. For more in- formation contact Plumas Arts today at 283-3402 or visit plumasarts.org. Author and musician team up for Words & Music Ruth Ellis Staff Writer rellis@lassennews.com Local author Candace Toft and musician Sam Williams will be teaming up for the Lassen County Arts Council Words and Music. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19. In a newsletter from the LCAC, it describes Williams as not only a skilled guitarist and singer, but "a story teller and philosopher who has a faithful following of fans who appreciate his ability to cap- ture the beauty of folksongs." Williams exposure to tradi- tional folk music began when he was a child. In 1960, his parents opened Take Everything Tour the Renaissance, the first cof- fee house in Fresno featuring folk music nightly. According to the newslet- ter, Williams started playing guitar when the Beatles and the British invasion hit America. He played in the rock band, the Ravens, until his senior year of high school. It was then he picked up his mother's Martin gui- tar and learned the tradition- al folk guitar style -- finger- pick. In the newsletter, Williams said he became an "itinerate musician" during the late 1960s and 1970s spending time performing at colleges, cof- feehouses and nightspots in California, Oregon and Wash- ington. "I first met the 12-string guitar when I was in high school and we've had an in- tensely passionate love/hate relationship ever since," Williams said. "More gui- tarists refuse to deal with the instrument's quirks, but I embrace them," he said. Williams will be bringing some of his oddly strung and tuned 12-string guitars to the program and plans to play some traditional songs and original music including songs written by some of his friends. Candace Toft Toft's writing has received excellent reviews over the years. Her recently released biog- raphy, "Off The Ropes, The Ron Lyle Story, has been de- scribed as "...absorbing," "...strangely compelling," "...well crafted," and "...and great read about a man." Toft has also published three novels, "A Mingled Yarn," "A Thousand Strands" and "The Trap." She has won numerous writing awards including Best Personal Essay in Uni- versity Publications. Her piece entitled, "Not Just An- other Cancer Story," has been submitted on behalf of the National University peri- odical Insight and was later published in Coping Maga- zinc under "The Love that Sees Me Through." Her novel, "A Mingled Yarn" won first runner-up in the San Diego Book Awards unpublished novel and she won a poetry prize for the Chapbook "Poems to My Mother." "The Trap" won runner-up in the category of Novelist Grant Award and in 2004, Toft and her co author Gor- don Ooley, won first place in the San Diego Book Awards Unpublished novel category for "Emergence." Last year, Toft edited the anthology of local stories, "Small Moments in Time: Memories of Lassen County," sponsored by the California Council for Humanities and Lassen College Foundation. She is currently the editor of the Lassen County Historical Society newsletter. The audience will be invit- ed to comment and ask ques- tions at the end of the evening. "Off the Ropes," will be available for signing. Ruth Ellis Staff Writer rellis@lassennews.com Whether you like hard rock, hip-hop or lighter rock, the Take Everything Tour will have something for everyone. The Lassen County Youth Ministry Network is offering the event free of charge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24 and the music starts a 6 p.m. at the Veteran's Memo- rial hall. Bands playing at the event are alternative rock band Sev- enth Day Slumber, hard rock band The Letter Black and KJ- 52, three time rap/hip hop Al- bum of the Year award winner. The Letter Black released their debut album "Hanging by a Thread" on iTunes finishing the day as number nine in the rock section. Seventh Day Slum- ber has had a number of top 10 singles and two albums placed number 33 and number 10 on the Billboard Heatseakers. Community Church youth pastor Jackson Fong said, "Be- cause this particular event has a wide variety of music, it will be a nice thing for students parents and pretty much peo- ple of all ages," Fong said. According to Fong, the event is being held as a result of the Lassen County Springfest board, the Lassen County Youth Ministry Network and money from private donors. Springfest is a music event held in Lassen County in the spring. In the past, local residents have traveled to music venues such as Joshua Fest held dur- ing Labor Day weekend in Quincy. This year, Fong said the event was postponed and is now held in Amador County. Combined with the a difficult economy making it more diffi- cult for people to get away, Fong said, "we decided to look around for opportunities that would make things easier for the residents of Lassen County." Word got out that some band were looking for places to play and Fong said the youth min- istry network, consisting of Community Church, the Su- sanville Nazarene and Honey Lake valley Assembly talked it over. The goal, Fong said, is to of- fer similar events several times a year. For more information, con- tact Fong at 257-2924. Eighth Annual Feather River Toy Run 2010 Sat., Oct. 16 ~ starts at 4pm Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds 204 Fairgrounds Rd., East Quincy LIVE Music EVENING & RAFFLE PRIZES RV parking available - Contact Fairgrounds 530-283-6272 *20/person with toy *30/couple with toy BBQ meal included ~ Serving 5- 7pm BEER & WINE BAR & SHOTS RSVP for meals, contact Helen 530-283-4656 FREE Shuttle Bus THE BE00T BlOT ANNUAL IN PLI,JMA00 COUNTY 00ATIJ00'ITAY 27,1;717 2010 B:BO PM AT TWe ,10 PER' PER'50N ZNCLUITE=J LOT5 01= TASTY FOOl7 ,5 COSTUME PR'IZE5 SHUTTLIE BUS FR'OM CKIZNCY AVAILABLE. 5 PEi PERSON FO IE=3EATION5 CALL LINIA B56-;g05 02 SALSA 856-1762 FULL BAR-REAONAB, LE PRICE5 LOCAL ACCOMMOITATIOM AVAILABLE SEE WWW.LOATTOWNHALLCOM Haunts, spectres and mysterious creatures of Plumas county The public is cordially in- vited to join the Plumas County Museum for a night of ghostly tales and legends of Plumas County's haunts, spectres and mysterious creatures. This night of stories and tales exploring the mysteri- ous, supernatural and oth- erworldly happenings of Plumas County will be held Friday, Oct. 29 from 6:30 - 8 p.m., on the lawn of the his- toric Variel Home at the Plumas County Museum, 500 Jackson St., in Quincy. Join us for a night of spooky fun as local story- tellers and historians spin tales of ghostly intrigue that delve into the paranormal realms of Plumas County. Guests are encouraged to bring and share their own tales of Plumas County ap- paritions, phantoms and mysterious phenomena. Although all are encour- aged to attend this event, this night of stories featur- ing spirits and fearsome creatures may not be ap- propriate for very young children. There is a $5 do- nation at the door and re- freshments will be served. This fundraiser benefits the Plumas County Muse- um Association. Call the Museum at 283-6320 for more information. Halloween Party! at the Greenville Town Hall 121 Bidwell Street Saturday, Oct. 23 7pm Featuring Live Music by M d CS00f&00s 00mplex costumer Foodl No ttost contest" 8o r Tickets: s5 at lhe Door ,.i Ages 12 & under Free and must be i/N accompanied by an adult. ( ..... A portion of the proceeds to benefit the "\\; Indian Valley Community Pool TOWN HALL THEATRE Presents THE TOWN Thurs., Oct. 14 & Fri., Oct. 15 Rated R. 125 rain. Crime/Thriller Career bank robber Doug (Ben Affieck) and his volatile partner, Jim, (Jeremy Rennet) hit a roadblock when Doug falls for bank manager Claire, whom he kidnapped during their last heist. Worse, an FBI agent is now trailing the thieves around their Charlestown, Mass., territory. Affleck directs and co-writes this smart, intricate actioner that co-stars Blake Lively as Krista, Jim's sister and Doug's troubled former flame. The Town is an adaptation of author Chuck Hogan's 2005 novel "Prince of Thieves: A Novel," which won the 2005 Hammett Prize. LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE Sat., Oct. 16 - Mon., Oct. 18 Rated PG 97 rain. Animated/Adventure Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure Guardians of Ga'Hoole based on the beloved books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great bat- tle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Khdd, scoffs at the notion, and yeams to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd's jealousy has terrible consequences - causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Shows 7pm nightly 4pm matinee on Sundays Adults .................. "/.00 Students & Seniors ................. '6.00 Children ................ =5.00 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com