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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 11B ARTS a E NTER.TAINI00/iE NT Shoppers fill the aisles of the 30th annual Mohawk Community Art Faire at the Graeagle Fire Hall on Nov. 28. After years of coordination by the Mohawk Valley Artists Guild, the Mohawk Community Resource Center took over the fair's organizing duties this year, providing a venue for 18 local artists to showcase their work and give Black Friday shoppers an alternative to the corporate shopping found in bigger cities. Photos by James Wilson Artists show their work Lucia Biunno shows off homemade hats for sale at the Mohawk Community Art Faire last Friday and Saturday. Another craft fair is set t takep!ace this SaturdaY]between 9 a.m. '': and 3 p.m. at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. FeaCher 0000nCry IOI Fun Hikes within the Region of the Feather River Upper Middle Fork, the LaRes Basin, and the HooCh Yuba River Torn DeHund Local author prepares hiking book's sixth edition The fifth edition of local author Tom DeMund's popular hiking book "Feather River Country Adventure Trails" became completely sold out by early summer. Many visitors and tourists were disappointed to learn that no copies were available anywhere during most of this year's hiking season. DeMund reports that he has spent the past couple of summers diligently hiking most of the trails in his book in order to bring his next edition as up to date as possible. All the rewriting for a sixth edition has now been completed and edited. "The next step to accomplish," said DeMund, "is the extensive layout process followed by redoing the index; then off to the printer." To his surprise, he said, 97 of the book's 101 fifth-edition hikes received modifications, '{although perhaps 40 of these hike chapter changes would be considered minor with only a few words being changed." Four new hikes will be added, replacing four others that DeMund judged were among the least popular. "By next spring the better-than-ever sixth edition should be available at local merchants and other places were you'd expect hiking books to be sold," he said. Give call 1 us a toaay: A TT",I Ce.,eral 8uil,00ng Co..r,00tor I  F'q .l l  Calif. Lie. #453927 ICONS00,.T00R,o uCT'N (530) 283-2035 3'b9 th Annual Holiday Craft Faire Sat., Dec. 6 th *9am-3pm Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds Commercial Photos with Santa: 10am -12pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm THEY TOO SHALL PASS Remember Shelley's "Ozymandias" Who built so many long-gone monuments, Now scattered stones among the detritus, Without a trace of their magnificence? Remember Alexander's victories Which hardly lasted long enough for cheers Whose fame now rests in dull biographies And lessens with the passing of the years. Remember Bonaparte and Hitler, too, The one envisioned Europe under France; The other sought the planet to subdue. Both ended in a humbled circumstance. If super powers come to those whom you might fear, Take heart, for they will also pass and disappear. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano November 18, 2014 (Shelley didn't know it, but Ozymandias was Egypt's Rhamses II) t Greenville production featured fine acting Ken "K.D.' Donnell kdd@frontiernet.net Local residents were treated to a wonderful theater experience Nov. 20 - 22 with the presentation of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None." Everything about the production was excellent... the set, the lighting, the direction and, most of all, the fine acting by students from Greenville High School and Indian Valley Academy. Everyone involved in this production should feel a sense of pride for a job very well done. Upon entering the multipurpose room of the Greenville schools, attendees were greeted by a wonderful set design thanks to the hard work of Dave Zappa, Bryson Battagin and Mavis Somers. The set was simple, but very attractive and highly functional during the play. The high-quality set everyone's mood to expect an equally high-quality product, and what was delivered met every expectation, and more. All of the other production staff did an equally good job of making this play work seamlessly. Special effects were kept to a minimum, which forced the audience to use that greatest special effects device of all -- our minds. Perhaps we often become so overwhelmed by the overstimulation of television and movies we forget the power of our own imaginations. It is refreshing to remember how the most simple of props and sets, when combined with good acting, can set our imaginations free to travel to places far beyond the limitations of time and space. The play itself was a basic "whodunit" that centered around a group of 10 characters gathered for a weekend on a small island off the coast of England. Once introduced, these characters slowly began to die off under mysterious circumstances, and continued m00vmw to do so until the ffmale. All of the actors delivered Strong performances, and "held character" throughout the play. There were only one or two minor instances of lines being missed, and all of the actors delivered their lines in clear audible voices. Several of the actors even managed to maintain credible British accents throughout the play, which is an admirable feat for young actors. McKenna Cook, playing the role of a stodgy British matron, and Taryn Lind, as the aging General Mackenzie, delivered two of the strongest performances. Lind so expertly expressed the painful movements of the aging soldier that even those of us in the 'audience could feel an ache in our joints as the general moved slowly around the stage. Much credit for the success of this production must go to the director, Dawnette Dryer. In the program notes, she admits to a deep nostalgia for "And Then There Were None," as this was the same play that "hooked her on the theater" while still a student herself. Dryer obviously did an excellent job of directing the movement of the play, and coaching all of the actors about dialog and timing. Every aetor clearly put lots of time and effort into learning his or her role, and how these roles fit into the overall context of the play. If there was any weakness to this production, it was the play itself. A whodunit such as "And Then There Were None," with a rather large cast, does not indulge in development beyond multiple death scenes. While entertaining, there was little substance to the eharacters, plot or dialog. Given the high quality and passion of those involved with this production, it is possible they are ready for greater challenges in the future. COMING SOON TOYOUR TOWN HALL THEATRE DUMB AND DUMBER TO is tentatively scheduled for Dec 5th to 8th Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To. The original film's directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given. This 110 minute Comedy is Rated: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, partial nudity, language and some drug references. We are working hard to get a print of THE BOX TROLLS which is now tentatively scheduled for Dec 12th to 15th. If this date does not Work we will keep trying until we can secure a date. *Dates are confirmed the Monday prior to the Friday film screening. The best way to know for sure what will be on screen is to call the movie line at 283-1140, "Like" our Town Hall Theatre Facebook page or check the plumasars.org or quincytownhall websites. These are movies available on film.., we are doing our best to get some of these to you as soon as we can: Hunger Games: Mocidngjay Part 1. Penguins of Madagascar Horrible Bosses 2 Dumb & Dumber To The Hobbit: Baffle of the Rye Jnmles Night at The Museum: Secret of the Tomb Annie There are also several current, Oscar-worthy, digital only films that we will are looking forward to be able to show once our new system. STAYED TUNED FOR COMING A'I'I'RACTIONS... TOUJH HALL THEATRE Fl.du,. .................... . [I Students/Seniors .......... s7 L[ Children .................. s6 283-1140 ' 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com