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108 Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Events Around Plumas County Thu, Dec. 6 Portola: IEP Prep Clinic (Spanish only), 4 - 6 p.m., Portola Family Resource Center at 49 Commercial St. Address your child's educational concerns. Call to reserve a spot: Vikki Tuck, 283-2735, ext *829. "From the Galctpagos to the Feather River Watershed: Biodiversity and Conservation," 7 - 8:30 p.m., Chalet View Lodge upper meeting room above the gym. RESHEDULED from Nov. 8. Linda Cayot, Ph.D., and Paul Hardy, ex- ecutive director of Feather River Land Trust, explain similarities and differences between Galpagos Islands ecology and Feather River watershed. Doors open at 6:30. Sponsoredby FRLT, Plumas Audubon. For information: Karen Kleven, 28-758, kkleven@fdt.org. Quincy: PhotoVoice Project meeting and overview, noon, Courthouse Annex at 270 County Hospital Road (upstairs, to the right). Plumas County Public Health Agency offers stipend for community group to create photographic health pre- sentation. For information: Dana Cash, 283-6358. Fri, Dec. 7 Quincy: Main Street Sparkle, starts 5 p.m., downtown. Merchants open late; elementary and high school chorus perfor- mance 6:30 p.m. in front of courthouse; tree lighting 7 p.m.; truckers' light parade starts 7 p.m., includes junior high band performance; opening receptions at Capitol Arts Gallery, Main Street Artists. Junior high students will sell clam chowder bread bowls 5 - 8 p.m. on the corner of the courthouse lawn. Chowder prepared by Backdoor Catering, bread bowls by American Valley Baking. For information: 283-0188. Westwood: Fourth annual Christmas in the Mountains, 5 - 9 p.m., Westwood Community Center on Birch Street. Celebration sponsored by chamber of commerce includes traditional Christmas tree lighting, light parade, arts and crafts and merchant booths, music, a visit from Santa with photo ops. Fri - Sat, Dec. 7 - 8 6reenville: "Making A Scene: A Night of Entertaining Scenes from a Variety of Sources," 7 p.m., Indian Valley Elementary Mul- tipurpose Hall. Greenville drama class presents collaborative effort between Greenville High School, Indian Valley Academy. Tickets $5, $3 12 and under, under 6 free. For information: Dawnette Dryer, Indian Valley Academy, 284- 7050. Lake Almanor: 2012 Christmas Dinner and Show, Lake Almanor Community Church at 2610 Plumas County Road A13.' Prime rib and chicken dinner catered by Carol's Chester Old Town Cafe at 6 p.m. Fri, 5 p.m. Sat. Followed by Lake Almanor Christian School Drama Company presentation of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Tickets $25; a portion of proceeds benefits LACS. Sponsored by LACC. For information, tickets: LACC, 596-3683. Sat, Dec. 8 Eastern Plumas: "Homes for the Holidays," 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Graeagle Community Church presents home tour plus refreshments, prize drawings. Proceeds benefit church youth mission trip. Tickets, $12, available in Graeagle (Millworks, Graeagle Mercantile, Briar Patch), Portola (The Shabby Red Door, Park Place), Quincy (The Finishing Touch, Carey Candy Co.). For information: Mary, 836-1013; Lyn, 836-1182. Graeagle: Herbal gift workshop; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m:, 2 - 5 p.m.; Trails Within. Learn how to make aphrodisiacs, body and face scrubs, tea blends for facial steams and stovet0PS, aromatherapy shower bombs. Everyone is welcome. $95 per person includes items to take home. Space is limited to 12 participants. To register: 836-1500. Greenville: Greenville American Legion Post 568 Annual Christmas Dinner, starts 6 p.m., Legion Hall on Pine Street. Free; Santa will be there. Includes gift exchange, $5 limit. For information: 284-7328. Portola: Friends of the Portola Library book sale, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Portola library meeting room. Paperback, hardcover, chil- dren's books available. Santa Train, 5 p.m., Western Pacific Railroad Museum at 700 Western Pacific Way. Children welcome to visit with Santa, share their Christmas wishes. For Lrff, onnation-Eugene Vicknair, 832-4131, infop!ives.org; Quincy: United Bikers of Northern California "All You Can Eat" Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange Hall. $6. Includes biscuits, sausage gravy (meat-free alternative available), fruit, juice, milk, coffee, tea. Bloody Marys, screwdrivers, mimosas $4. Opportunity drawing; need not be present to win. Supports local hospice, other local charities. For information: 283-4950. Eta Alpha 37th Annual Holiday Craft Faire, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds Commercial Building. Santa available for photos 10 a.m. - noon, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Handmade gifts, goodies, 50/50 drawing, more. For table information: Gloria, 394-7579. Le Panache madrigal concert, 7 p.m., West End Theatre. Plumas County singing group, directed by John Probst, pre- sents religious and secular Christmas chorales, accompanied by individual solos. Free, open to the public. Sun, Dec. 9 Quincy: Annual Courthouse Sing, 2 p.m., Plumas County Courthouse. Includes performances by elementary, high school choirs. Josiah James Christmas Concert, 6 p.m., Springs of Hope Christian Fellowship at 59 Bell Lane. "Heaven Came Down' Christmas Tour. A Night to Celebrate the Birth of Our Savior." Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Free; everyone wel- come; includes refreshments. Tue, Dec. 11 Quincy: High Sierra Community and Youth Orchestra performance, noon, Plumas County Courthouse. Conducted by Johnene McDonald. IEP Prep Clinic, 4 - 6 p.m., United Methodist Church at 282 Jackson (at High Street). Address your child's educa- tional concerns. Call to reserve a spot: Vikki Tuck, 283-2735, ext. *829. Wed, Dec. 12 Portola: Holiday Open House, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Plumas Bank at 120 N. Pine St. Includes refreshments, prizes. Bring donations for The Santa Shop or food bank and get tickets for holiday basket prize drawing. Quincy: Quincy High School Ski Team Fundraising Spaghetti Dinner, 4 - 7:30 p.m., Moon's Restaurant on Lawrence Street. $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under. For information: Katy Dyrr, 394-8480. Thu, Dec. 13 Chester: Words & Music, 7 p.m., The Coffee Station. Featuring Ken Cawley. Sign up for open mic at the door. Admission $3. For information: 283-3402. Quincy: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Patti's Thunder. Featuring cast of local talent for holiday extravaganza. Sign up for open mic at the door. Admission $3. For information: 283-3402. Tundra Swan A collared tundra swan graces Quincy's American Valley with a rare visit. David Hamilton, a wildlife biologist with the Plumas Audubon Society, recently observed three of the tundra swans (previously called whistling swans) off Quincy Junction Road. "These birds are not very common in our parts, primarily sighted during migrations," said Hamilton. In the last two weeks of November thse birds (one of which is collared) and another solitary collared tundra swan have been seen in American Valley. "1 heard the first sighted was banded in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska," said Hamilton. Photo by David Hamilton Burning garbage stinks up the neighborhood Now that cold weather makes fires a daily necessity to heat up the house, some residents are complaining about the stench from their neighbors' woodstoves. According to the Environ- mental Protection Agency's consumers' best bulan prac- tices, "A properly installed, correctly used wood-burning stove or other appliance should be smoke free. "If you see or smell smoke that means you may have a problem." The EPA suggests the fol- lowing"Burn Wise" guide- lines to reduce smoke inside and outside Of the home. Wood burning tips 0nly burn wood that has been seasoned for at least six months. Properly seasoned wood is darker, has cracks in the end grain and sounds hol- low when smacked against another piece of wood. Wood burns best when the moisture content is less than 20 percent. You can purchase a wood moisture meter to test the moisture content of your wood before you burn it. Store wood outdoors, stacked neatly off the ground with the top covered. Burn only dry, weU-seasoned wood that has been split properly. Start fires with newspaper and dry kindling or consider having a professional install a natural gas or propane log lighter in your open fire- place. Burn hot fires. To maintain proper air- flow, regularly remove ashes from your wood-burnin$ ap- pliance into a metal contain- er with a cover and store out- doors. Items that shouldn't be burned Never burn household garbage or cardboard. Plas- tics, foam and the colored ink on magazines, boxes and wrappers produce harmful chemicals when burned. They may also damage a wood-burning appliance. Never burn coated, paint- ed, or pressure-treated wood because it releases toxic chemicals when burned. Never burn ocean drift- wood, plywood, particleboard or any wood with glue on or in it. They all release toxic chemicals when burned. Never burn wet, rotted, dis- eased or moldy wood. Safe wood-burning prac- tices Once an EPA certified or qualified wood-burning appli- ance is properly installed, fol- low these guidelines for safe operation: Keep all flammable house- hold items -- drapes, furni- ture, newspapers and books -- far away from the appli- ance. Start fires only with hews- paper and dry kindling. Nev- er start a fire with gasoline, kerosene, charcoal starter or a propane torch. Do not use logs made from wax and sawdust in a wood- stove or fireplace insert -- they are made for open hearth fireplaces. If using manufactured logs, choose those made from 100 percent compressed sawdust. Build hot fires. For most appliances, a smoldering fire is not a safe or efficient fire. Keep the doors of the wood- burning appliance closed un- less loading or stoking the live fire. Harmful chemicals, like carbon monoxide, can be released into the home. Regularly remove ashes from a wood-burning appli- ance into a metal container with a cover. Store the con- tainer of ashes outdoors on a cement or brick slab (not on a wood deck or near wood). Keep a fire extinguisher handy. Other safety measures If you burn wood in your home, even occasionally, EPA recommends installing a smoke alarm to alert you and your family in the event of a fire. Each year in the United States, about 3,000 people lose their lives in residential fires -- mostly from inhalation of smoke and. toxic gases, not from burns. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms in the home are considered one of the best and least expen- sive means of providing an early warning of a potentially deadly fire. To be effective, smoke alarms must be in the proper location and tested regularly. Batteries should be replaced regularly, as well. Install a carbon monoxide sensor, EPA guidelines say. When wood is not burned completely, the resulting smoke contains a number of chemicals, one of which is carbon monoxide (CO). According to the U.S. Con- sumer Product Safety Com- mission, more than 150 peo- ple die on average per year from CO poisoning, related to the use of combustion appli- ances, including woodstoves, in the home. CO is odorless and color- less. Exposure to CO reduces the blood's ability to carry oxygen. EPA recommends in- stalling a digital CO detector if you use a woodstove or fire- place in your home. A digital detector displays the concen- tration of CO parts per mil- lion and makes a warning sound that gets louder as the concentration increases. For more information, go to epa.gov/burnwise. **Toindudefr. ornonprofit, fundraising, educationalorchagieventsin.iscalendar, 00rogra i00ft.s ble m seeks i for charity golf tournaments, call James Wilson at 283.0800 or ema# sports@plumasnews.com. We will publish the name of the event, location, date, time and a phone number, as space evelopmental d ,-------------------, a l-lrc'o w T baked potato, whole wheat roll, Nutrition sites" J.ALV. -v.,.J sliced ches " - | pea Chester, 394-7636; | Menus subJect to change ....... Quincy, 283-0643; may any at 221-9524 or 'rnurscmy,uec. i Far Northern Regional not receive gifts Cullis email Monday, Dee. 10 *High sodium: chile con carne, |brown rice, cole slaw, corn bread, apple slices | Tuesday, Dec. 11 Hot roast beef sandwich, carrot coins, mashed potatoes, cubed pineapple |Wednesday, Dec. 12 i=M__t_t loaf, peas & cauliflower, cream m m m   m mum Ethnic meal/high na: pork roast & sauerkraut, (varza cu pork), sweet pepper salad (paprikasalata), egg noodles, fruit dumplings Friday, Dec 14 Chicken salad, sliced carrots, bran muffin, mixed fruit, ice Greenville, 284-6608 (call day | before for reservation); Portola, 832-4173 (call day | before for reservation); Blairsden, 836-0446 | (Wednesdays only). Suggested donation is $2.50. | One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory | charge. Center is proud to announce its 13th annual Holidays are for Caring program. The program was designed tp provide gifts to selected in- dividuals with developmental disabilities during the holi- day season. The program goal is to choose individuals who during the holidays. Dona- tions from throughout the center's nine-county service area allow staffers to pur- chase, wrap and deliver gifts just before Christmas. Those interested in con- tributing to Holidays are for Caring may contact Kay kcunis@farnorthernrc.org. Far Northern Regional Center is a nonprofit agency that provides services and supports to allow people with developmental disabilities to live productive and ,valued lives as welcomed members of their communities.