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12B Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Chester: Ongoing. Winter Apparel Coat Drive, accepting new and slightly used coats, gloves, boots, socks, hats, scarves. Drop off at True Value Hardware. Information: 283-6304, 283-5515. Greenville: Ongoing. Winter Apparel Coat Drive, accepting new and slightly used coats, gloves, boots, socks, hats, scarves. Drop off at Evergreen Market. Information: 283-6304, 283-5515. Lake Almanor: Ongoing. Donate non-perishable food items as part of Lake Almanor Elks Lodge Christmas Angels Project Food Drive. Food will be distributed Dec. 17 to Lake Almanor Basin families. Drop off at following locations: Christmas Angel Box at the Dollar Store, Pizza Factory or Plumas Bank in Chester. at 7 p.m. JDX-Country 92.7 airs event live. Todd Borg will sign newest Owen McKenna mystery "Tahoe Blue Fire," 5 - 7 p.m., Epilog Books, 373 Main St. For information, 283-2665. The Plumas Arts Gallery, 525 Main St., hosts reception from 5 - 7 p.m. to mark return of award-winning landscape photographer Carr Clifton. Visit plumasarts.org for more information. WeslNvood: Christmas In The Mountains, 5:30 - 9 p.m., community center on Birch and 3rd streets. Traditional tree lighting, Christmas light parade, arts and crafts vendors, visit from Santa and more. Parade entry forms available from sponsors Westwood Chamber of Commerce, who add late entries will be accepted. Sat DEC. 5 Proceeds go to scholarship fund and other fraternal purposes. Chester: Chester Community Chorus Winter Concert, p.m., Community United Methodist Church, Main Street at Glendale Drive. Donations in-lieu of admission fee. 4 Sat-Sun Quincy: Boy Scout's annual Christmas tree sale, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., both days, while supplies last. Old DMV office next to CliP office. For information, call Jan, 258-6366. Portola: Annual C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School Book Fair, 2:45 - 6 p.m. in CRC Library. All proceeds benefit the CRC Library. Ongoing. Winter Apparel Coat Drive, accepting new and slightly used coats, gloves, boots, socks, hats, scarves. Drop off at Leonard's Market. Information: 283-6304, 283-5515. Quincy: Ongoing. Winter Apparel Coat Drive, accepting new and slightly used coats, gloves, boots, socks, hats, scarves. Drop off at Plumas County Probation Dept., Plumas Crisis Center, Sav Mor. Information: 283-6304, 283-5515. Ongoing. "CAN"DO Holiday Food Drive. Help feed hungry families. Drop off donations of canned and non-perishable food items at Feather River Bulletin, 287 Lawrence St., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon - Fri. Information: 283-0800. Donations accepted through today. Magic Beanstalk Player program for K-2 grades, focusing on drama skills, improv, characterization, storytelling, monologues and learning a musical number. Wednesdays, 3:30 -4:30 p.m.,at West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St. Graeagle: Graeagle Meadows Women's Golf Club fundraiser for EPCAN at annual Christmas luncheon, Longboard's Bar and Grill, with raffle proceeds going to EPCAN. $20 per person. Non-golfers welcome. For information or reservations, call Jennifer Baker, 925-437-2993. Greenville: Community Wellness Talk hosts discussion on "Seasonal Affective Disorder: Staying Positive through Winter." Sacred Space, 109 Ann Street, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Free. For information, Nancy, 616-0032 or Pat 513-7483. Blairsden: Plumas National Forest Christmas tree cutting permits available, Beckwourth Ranger District, 23 Mohawk Rd., 836-2575, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Also available during regular hours, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., or by mail. For information, fs.usda.gov/plumas. I Chester: Chester Community Chorus Winter Concert, 7 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, Main Street at Glendale Drive. Donations in-lieu of admission fee. Graeagle: Annual Graeagle Holiday Festival, 1 - 5 p.m. Free activities such as horse drawn trolley/sleigh rides, strolling carolers, refreshments, pictures with Santa, a raffle at participating shops and evening bonfire. Santa will light Christmas tree at 5 p.m. For information: visit graeagle.com or graeaglemerchants.com. Greenville: Plumas National Forest Christmas tree cutting permits available, Greenville Work Center, 128 Hot Springs Rd., 284-7126, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Also available during regular hours, Thurs. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., or by mail. For information, fs.usda.gov/plumas. Visit santa at Indian Valley Elementary School cafeteriafrom 10 a.m. to noon. Photos with Santa, continental breakfast and free holiday crafts for children. The event is also kick-off for the IVES book fair. Loyalton: 14th annual Christmas Craft Faire, Loyalton Assembly of God Hall, 803 Main St., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free admission, door prizes, food court. For information, call Staci Armstrong 993-6089. Portola: Free pancake breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. - noon, Calpine Elks Lodge, 71292 Hwy. 70, next to Chalet View Lodge. Kids up to 12 years, with adult. Bring non-perishable food item to donate to local food bank. Pictures with Santa free. Mon-IFd DEC. 7 -11 Greenville: IVES book fair which takes place in the IVES library. Monday, Dec. 7 from 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. and from Tuesday, Dec. 8 through Friday, Dec. 11 from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Quincy: Get tuned up for Christmas bird count. Plumas Audubon will host its December meeting at Feather River College, Science Building, Rm. 107, using extensive specimen collection dating back to 1880s. A great way to get ready for Quincy, Lake Almanor and Sierra Valley Christmas bird counts, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Sierra West End Educational Theatre, a drama-based program for teens, trains peer educators and mentors. Meets 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesdays at the West End Theatre, 14 Crescent Street. Cromberg: Plumas Libertarian Party meeting, 6 p.m., every 2nd Wed. of month. Open to public. Neighbors BBQ Restaurant, Hwy. 70. For information, call Chairman Gary Bryant, 575-7932. Quincy: FRC's annual Town Hall debate: "Gun Control" by FRC speech students, 6 p.m. For information, Dr. Joan Parkin, 283-0202 ext 252 or jparkin@frc.edu. 'Lake Almanor: Lake Almanor Community Church presents "Christmas Dinner and Show," 2610 Hwy. A-13, 5:15 p.m., dinner served, 6 p.m. Roast prime rib prepared by Carol Franchetti, owner of Carol's Prattville Caf& Members of Chester Community Chorus will provide entertainment. $25 per person. For information, call 596-3683. Portola: Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce sponsors annual Portola Tree Lighting and Light Parade, 5 - 9 p.m. Parade begins 6 p.m. Chamber is seeking crafters and parade participants. For parade information, Rich McLaughlin, 832-4566. For information about becoming a craft vendor or event information, Audrey Ellis, 836-6811 or epcc@psln.com. Quincy: Sparkle festivities start at 5 p.m. Hometown holiday celebration with carolers, special shop hours, a light parade and tree lighting. Santa arrives at courthouse at 5:40 p.m. Tree lighting 24th annual Santa Train at Western Pacific Rail Museum. Lighted train runs every Saturday night through Dec. 19, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Holiday cookies, cocoa, cider and Santa. $10 per carload, $5 per carload with donation of food to EPCAN. Quincy: ETA ALPHA 40th annual holiday craft fair, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Commercial Building, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Santa available for photos 10 a.m. - noon, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Handmade gifts, goodies, 50/50 raffle & more. For table information email etaalpha2604@gmail.comor or call Sally 283-2668. Plumas National Forest Christmas tree cutting permits available, Mr. Hough Ranger District, 39696 Hwy. 70, 283-0555, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Also available during regular hours, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., or by mail. For information, fs.usda,gov/plumas. Masonic Lodge hosts bi-monthly pancake breakfast at Masonic Hall, 70 Harbison St, across from library. Breakfast, 7 - 10 a.m., consists of scrambled eggs, sausage, O J, coffee, hot chocolate and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Donations at door: adults, $6; children under 12, $3; Students with ID, $5. Blairsden: Local historian DennisFitzPatrick featured at Speaker's Bureau, Mohawk Community Resource Center, 5:30 p.m. His presentation will focus on life of common soldier, on the march, in battle and in his private thoughts and emotions. Chester: 35th annual Holiday Community Supper. 5:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, 225 Gay St. Thurs-Sun DEC. 10-13 Quincy: "A Christmas Carol," a 1940s radio play based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Tickets $18, $15 students and seniors 65+, Carey Candy Co., West End Theatre Cafe and westendtheatre.us. Dec. Thurs. - Sat., 7 p.m., Sunday, 4 p.m. Craft fair and Santa Nate Brown is having a serious conversation with Santa at last year's Eta Alpha Craft Fair. Santa will be on hand again this year for photos when Eta Alpha hosts its 4Oth annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Serpilio Hall at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Visitors may do Christmas shopping and participate in a 50/50 giveaway. Last year's winner took home over $600. Photo submitted Maggie Wells Staff Writer mwells@plumasnews.com On Saturday, Dec. 12, the Greenville Community Center hosts its annual Festival of Trees event. Local businesses and organizations will have decorated trees on a theme. Participants can vote on the best tree. There's also a silent auction. There are plenty of seasonal goodies to eat, purchase and keep warm with from "Mrs. Claus' Kitchen and Elve's BBQ." Children will have the opportunity to make wreaths, decorate cookies, share secret Santa gifts and make cards. Plus, there will be a chance to visit and be photographed with Santa. Indian Valley Community Choir will be singing as well. The memorial tree lighting will take place right outside the community center at 5:30 p.m. For more information about the Festival of Trees, contact the Indian Valley Recreation and Parks Department at 284-7385 or info.ivprd@gmail.com. Just up the street from the Community Center, the American Legion is also hosting its annual holiday dinner. The American Legion dinner begins at 5 p.m. There is also a prize drawing and a gift exchange presided over by Santa. The annual dinner is always free and open to everyone in the community. The following week, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, hear the Greenville Junior-Senior High School band play holiday favorites at the annual Christmas Concert in the Iqdian Valley Elementary School cafeteria. On Dec. 17, the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Year End Mixer at the Town Hall. Dec. 18 is National Ugly Sweater Day and Crescent Country and Sterling Sage challenge their customers and visitors to an ugly sweater contest. The event takes place in both stores. For more information on Indian Valley events, contact the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce office at 284-6633. OUR FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY DECEMBER 24, 1951 to DECEMBER 24, 2001 #1 Oh, what a time we had when we were wed! We chose a Valley chapel from afar, But could not know the snags that lay ahead; I had to come from Texas; you, Bryn Mawr. At 2 a.m, my buddy's car broke down Where nothing but the desert stretched away With hundreds of miles to any own, But then I hitched a ride that saved the day. But more was yet to come from bureaucrats And clumsy florist shops and closing banks, And charging rings from Bullocks' plutocrats, Then late to vows, then back to army ranks. But after fifty years as man and wife, We've proved the love we share was worth the strife. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano p m m m m m SENIOR MENU | Monday, Dec. 7 m | * Egg salad sandwich, split pea soup, leafy green salad, | mixed fruit. | Tuesday, Dec. 8 | Sweet and sour chicken, stir fry vegetables, brown rice, | pineapple slices. m mm m m mm m Wednesday, Dec. 9 Beef Stroganoff, Noodles, Cloe slaw, Beets, Whole grain roll, Sliced oranges. I Thursday, Dec. 10 Chicken salad, sliced carrots, bran muffm, mixed | fruit, ice cream. Friday, Dec. 11 Pizza, mixed green salad, steamed swiss chard, mixed | fruit. m *Vegetarian Meal; **Healthy Heart Meal *** ! m This item s menu may contain ovei" 1,000 mg of Sodium n . o . , Nutrition sttes: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, |284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-4173; Blairsden | open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for reservations. Suggested | donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older. One guest may accompany each | senior, $6 mandatory charge. Menus may change. Noon at all sites.