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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 7A Eastern Plumas plans winter festival activities It takes a lot of planning to make a good festival, so the Graeagle Plumas Alliance (GPA) knows that if they want to have a Winter Festi- val on Presidents Weekend in February, they'd better get cracking. After a successful effort to broaden the horizons of Railroad Days last August into an area-wide event that accommodated an influx of several hundred visitors, the group didn't waste any time in beginning to incor- porate that experience into a new event weekend de- signed to bring in tourists during the area's off season. Graeagle Plumas Alliance is a group of local business- es focused on bringing more dollars to Eastern Plumas County. I t plans to do that by improving marketing ef- forts for events and activi- ties to visitors and tourists. GPA is targeting Presi- dents Weekend (Feb. 18-21) as an opportunity to develop and promote a Winter Festi- val weekend filled with ac- tivities and events. GPA is creating events and activi- ties to draw participants and families from outside the area, as well as within our own community. The weekend will be filled with competitive events such as snow shoe and cross country skiing races, sled- ding competitions. Snowmo- bile poker runs and snow- mobile tours along with fam- ily events of snowman build- ing, snow castles, snow ball toss, and a family triathlon of snow shoe, cross country skiing and sled pull. GPA is organizing The Plumas Winter Festival with assistance from the City of Portola and the East- ern Plumas Chamber of Commerce and local busi- nesses. GPA is encouraging all businesses in the Por, tola and Graeagle area to join in the event. There have been several initial meet- ings to solicit ideas and es- tablish a format. Again, the group's purpose of this event is to bring more visi- tors to our community and establish a relationship with them so they will want to re- turn again and again. "This is an opportunity to create an annual event which will infuse our econo- y during a time when it is rossly needed. We'd like you to join us and be a part of this exciting opportunity for our community," said or- ganizer Jeanne Graham. The GPA's Winter Festi- val committee meetings are Monday morning at 8 a.m. in the Portola City Hall Council Chambers. Orga- nizers invite you to bring your questions, concerns and optimism early on to help make this an "outstand- ing and spectacular" event. They can't emphasize enough how they need everyone's support, involve- ment and spirit to make this happen. 'Tourism growth will help support our communities. Be an active part and partic- ipate! We look forward to working with you,' the GPA group said. The next meeting is Mon- day November 1 at 8 a.m. in the Portola City Hall Coun- cil Chambers. Plumas Win- ter Festival Chairpersons are Chris David and Jeanne Graham. Music and meditatio,00 "The Message of the Mu- sic" seminar, Saturday, Oct. 30, Quincy Seventh- day Adventist church, 2333 Pine St. in East Quin- cy Has the topic of music ever been a point of discussion or even contention in your church? Whether your an- swer is yes or no, you will not want to miss this semi- nar by musician and song- writer Derrol Sawyer, spon- sored by the Seventh-day Ad- ventist congregations of Quincy and Portola. Born in Harlem and raised by a single mother of two children, Sawyer took a de- tour in his youth from the "narrow way" to the "Broad- way." After many years in the entertainment industry as a television and radio ac- tor, the glitter and lights of Hollywood became very dim. In this seminar, Sawyer seeks to stimulate and en- courage others to study the subject for themselves to dis- cover the power of music and the power behind the music used to influence and shape the thoughts and feel- inns of people in these last days. The program begins at 11 a.m. with his testimony "Out of Darkness Into His Mar- velous Light." The message at 1:30 p.m. is "Music's Role in Character Building" where Sawyer looks at the question "Does it really mat- ter what kind of music we choose?" At 2:45 p.m. the message "Where Do We Draw the Line?" will give you valuable tips and tools for making informed deci- sions on music choices. The 4 p.m. meeting will look at "Music and Worship", giving insights on how a music ministry should be conduct- ed in the church. The semi- nar wraps up at 5:30 p.m. with a sacred music concert. The seminar and concert are free to the community. Contact: Yvonne at 283-3063 or Kathy at 832-4988. Meditation and Yoga Re- treat, Sunday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., White- hawk Ranch Community Center in Clio Noted yogini Patricia Sul- livan and Zen meditation teacher Tore Jensen will guide students through yoga poses, breathwork and medi- tation. The retreat also includes a dharma talk, Yoga Nidra ses- sion and open discussion. The first half of the retreat will be silent. Pre-registra- tion before Dec. 5 is $50; $60 at the door. More details at Contact: Therese James of Lotus Mountain Yoga at 836- 1932 or lotusmountainyo- ga@digita! Need help REPI If it's inl e can'll id somo m. CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 m General Building Contractor Calif. 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