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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 15B ARTS ENTERTAINMENT The Mountain Harvest Fes- tival takes place this week- end, Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair- grounds from 1 to 5 p.m. Plumas Arts invites every- one to forget politics, a bad economy and any other un- happy news for an afternoon to celebrate community, each other and the fall sea- son. The Mountain Harvest Festival brings folks togeth- er to enjoy great music, the ninth annual microbrew and organic wine tasting, a silent auction and a bocce ball tournament hosted by Bread for the Journey. Practice some social net- working the old-fashioned way -- face to face in the same place. "Feel what it is to be part of one of the best com- munities on the planet," say organizers; "There is more than one reason that hun- dreds of people consider this one of their favorite events of the year." Beer and wine tasting takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. Mountain Harvest revolves around an impressive small- town microbrew tasting. Brewers and brewery owners come to this event to proudly The Mountain Harvest share the fruits of their labors and to "talk beer" with the crowd. More than 25 craft brewers will be on hand, with more than 50 brews to sample. FoodsIn additiOn,will onceQUinCYagainNaturalhost a i :' tasting of local and organical- ly produced wines. From 1 to 2:45 p.m The Perpetual Drifters, a four- piece rock band from Chico, will play. Band members come from a variety of musi- cal backgrounds, drawing from a rich palette of old and new sounds. The band's vivid original tunes and lyrics make the group's roots rock/folk amalgam an out-of- body experience for listeners. From 3 to 5 p.m Big Mo & the Full Moon Blues Band headlines, bringing high-en- ergy big band soul and danceable sets. The audience can groove to the smoky, slithering and smooth tr~/cks of traditional blues, punctu- ated with country, Southern- style rock and pop, a little Santana-style Latin influ- ence, jazz-blues, funk, folk, powerful vocals and lyrics and top flight musicianship. The latest incarnation of this seven-piece band has been delighting audiences far and wide. There will also be a silent auction of arty, beer-themed and other amusing and unique items and services. The auction opens at 1 p.m. [m As part of Quincy Natural Foods Cooperative's effort to support non-GMO food and Proposition 37, it will host a community screening of the film "Bitter Seeds." The event at Feather River College supports the effort to educate the public on the global issue of genetically modified crops. The screening will be held in Science 104 on Oct. 25 at7 p.m. "Bitter Seeds" is an interna- tionally award-winning film that explores the future of how we grow things, weigh- ing in on the worldwide de- bate over the changes created by industrial agriculture. Companies like the U.S.- based Monsanto claim that their genetically modified seeds offer the most effective solution to feeding the world's growing population, but on the ground, many small-scale farmers are losing their land. Nowhere is the situation more desperate than in India, where an epidemic of farmer suicides has claimed more than a quarter-million lives. Every 30 minutes one farmer in India, deep in debt and un- able to provide for his family, commits suicide. So far, this issue has been dominated by the biotech in- dustry: Their fuli-page ads Festival offers beer and wine tasting on the fairgrounds lawn, with Big Mo plays with the Full Moon Blues Band 3 - 5 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Mountain Harvest Festival in Quincy. and closes at 4:30. Craft and philanthropy Volunteers chapter contact Ron Logan at food booths will be open from raise funds in their communi- 283-1296, Michelle Fulton at 1 to5:00p.m, ty then the nonprofit gives 283-1632 or BFJfeather@ Bread for the Journey will micro-grants to ordinary peo- host its second annual bocce ple -- with extraordinary The Mountain Harvest Fes- ball tournament from 1 to 5 spirits-- who have an idea to tival is one of the major p.m. All skill levels will be make the community more fundraising efforts that helps welcome. There will be a healthy, just and wonderful. Plumas Arts bring events, friendly tournament and a Small grants, given to theservices and programs to the learning court. A $5 donation right person at the right county. In recent years is requested. There will be time, can make a big im- Plumas Arts has been particu- good prizes and fun for all. pact. For more informationlarly hard-hit with opera- Bread for the Journey is a lo- about Bread for the Jour- tional funding cuts, and staff cal chapter of a national non- hey, visit breadforthejour- say the next few years are profit that nurtures grassroots To reach the local likely to remain difficult. The ml in In and online campaigns Claim the film's message and hope "Bitter Seeds" visit teddy- that genetically modified agri- folks set aside time to attend culture is the only solution to the screening of this intelligent For more information on the food needs of the world's film that puts a human face on the screening contact Jim rapidly growing population, genetically modified food.Cross at 283-9798 or jcross@ Organizers want to spread For more information on Q Helen Reynolds, of Quincy, voted "Best Costume" at Girls Night Out, wins a Community Basket valued at over $500, courtesy of the Quincy Merchant Group. Thank you to all the ladies who participated in our yearly event. COMING: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Next year's theme: Wild West! September 27, 2013 a backdrop of early fall colors. Photos courtesy Plumas Arts success of this event will be an important factor in the or- ganization's ability to contin- ue to provide programs and services. To learn more about Plumas Arts check out Event admission at the gate is $7 for adults. Plumas Arts members pay $5. Beer and/or wine tasting passes include event admis- sion and a souvenir tasting glass and are $35 advance sale. Passes may be purchased at Plumas Arts in the C*apitol Arts Uenter at 525 Main St. in Quincy or at Quincy Natural Foods. Plumas Arts members can purchase discount tickets in advance for $30 at Plumas Arts or online at plumasarts. org. Presale ticket discounts end at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. On the day of the event, Oct. 20, the gate will open at 12:30 p.m. and all tasting passes will be $40 per person. Overnight camping is avail- able for $15 per site. RV hook- ups are $20. Arrangements may be made with the Plumas-Sierra County Fair- grounds, 283-6272, or fees will be collected on the day of the event at the Plumas Arts in- formation booth. For more information go to or call 283-3402. TOWN HALL THEATRE Presents Fri Oct. 19 - Sun Oct. 21 7pro showings Rated PG-13 91 min Horror Based on a true story, The Possession tells the terrifying tfile of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde and Stephanie Brene see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk; a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. Sun Oct. 21 - Tues Oct. 23 4pm showing on Sunday Rated PG-13 89 min. Sci Fi / Comic Drama Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and heartwarming story about ,finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. Showtime 7pm Sunday Matinee 4pm TOllS HALL THEATRE Adults =7.00 Students & Seniors =6.00 Children s5.00 283-1140 469 Main St Quincy, CA Visit us at