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, lOB Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT season Quincy Words & Music will feature the uplifting, joyous music of the Soulstice Strings, led by music instructor Johnene McDonald. Words & Music takes place tomorrow, Dec. 14, at Patti's Thunder Caf , 557 Lawrence St., Quincy, starting at 7 l).m. Soulstice Strings is a reunion of a string quartet named the String Beings. The String Beings formed when members Holly Sternberg,, Kelsey Kepple, and Chris Retallack were fifth- and sixth-graders at Quincy Elementary School. At the time, they were playing in Face the Music Studio's Elementary String Orchesrtra named Pulling Strings. That summer, the String These three young Beings started rehearsing musicians were getting ve]rlr together as a string quartet. ', bored and ready to quit the McDonald learned how to ; ensemble. To keep them in the play the viola so she could : orchestra, McDonald, their allow Holly and Kelsey to be , music teacher at the time, first and second violinists made them a promise that "if with Chris holding down the they would keep playing inlow end on the cello. P , the group until summer The quartet excelled very break, she would start a quickly and soon were string quartet just for them." playing at many weddings and gigs around Plumas musicians if they wanted to cellist from Reno, Joe Tatum, County. They also recorded a regroup while Kelsey waswill be joining the group. CD called "Mountain Chase," back in town. Thus, the Tatum teaches cello and also thanks to Jeff Kepple, who quartet reunited with the plays in the Reno produced and recorded the name Soulstice Strings to ' Philharmonic Orchestra. album, commemorate the winter Words & Music is a Last winter, around the solstice, program of Plumas Arts, time of the solstice, the The quartet/quintet is very featuring acoustic fortuitous situation came eclectic and will be performances of music and about that Kelsey had moved performing a variety of music the spoken word. back to Quincy temporarily, from modern to classics to Doors open at 6:45 p.m., McDonald asked the Celtic fiddling. A special guest with the featured artist The Soulstice Strings are, from left, Chris Retallack, Kelsey Kepple, Johnene McDonald, Holly Sternberg and Joe Tatum. Photo submitted starting at7 p.m. The show goes until 9 p.m. Beverages are available for sale. Sign up at the door before 7 p.m. for an open mic spot following the featured artist. Admission is a$3. For more information about this or any of the many programs sponsored by Plumas Arts, call 283-3402, visit merlcana "val provi local -raising John Steffanic attendance will substantially Those who attended the the food need, as well asbaked goods, salads, chili, Special to Feather Publishing grOW each year. One of the festival appreciated the food show offthe friendliness of paella or even pork chops on challenges with a newer offering, but local organizations, a stick. The groundwork has bee:n event is the classic chicken overwhelmingly asked for This strategy is used to By keeping most laid for a major fundraising or the egg. The event needs more choices, great success at other events commercial vendors out of opportunity in Plumas to offer certain amenities to One of the special selling in California. Groups offer a the event, it gives each County. The Plumas draw people, but it's difficult points of the Plumas single specialty item, which organization a chance to ,:. Homegrown Americana to secure amenities without Homegrown Americana reduces the strain on themake some money, ,. Festival was designed toa guarantee of people. Festival is the local organization's resources,esPecially as theevent,. : draw visitors from acrossA weakness at the 2017 hospitality visitors There is less waste, lessgrows. If there is robust the West Coast to Plumas festival was a lack of food experienced. For that training and lower up-front participation from local County. choices. A couple of foodreason, organizers believe costs when a group is notgroups, organizers plan on The 2017 festival was a vendors withdrew at the last that a variety of foods, tackling a larger menu. Look making this a permanent modest success, but minute fearing a lack of offered by local nonprofits, for booths offering tacos, dell feature of the festival. considered a major success business. There was one would be a great way to fill sandwiches, tri-tip plates, Any group that has a when it comes to fine tunin g commercial food vendor and the possibilities. Organizers then the Quincy Lions club, are confident that that sold root beer floats. mission that benefits the community can participate. Interested parties are urged to contact John Steffanic at the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds, 283-6272, or visit the Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival webpage at , The 2018 festival will be held at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. ,2_~m Thor (ChrLq Helmsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian cMlization, at the hands of an all- powerful new threat, the ruthles,s Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first, he must survive a deadly gladiatonial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger, The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)! Critically reviewed as: "Enormously entertaining. Witty, funny, delightfully campy, and irreverent. A great time at the movies." ! ii J In Sony Pict ures Animation's The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the, courage to break free, and finally, goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stabile animals, Be and his new friends follow the Star and become accide,ntal heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas. | TOIJJH HALL 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at The Graeagle Fire Hall filled with artisan vendors in the 2017 un The Mohawk Community Art Faire is a popular holiday tradition in Plumas County. The 2017 version was no exception, Hundreds of visitors crowded the Graeagle Fire Hall on Thanksgiving weekend to look and to shop among the 21 artisan vendors. There were displays of jewelry, textiles, wood crafts, glass mosaics, photography, knit and crochet items, and, for the first time, sculptures in stone. For the f'n'st time there was a vendor outside the fire hall offering fresh-popped Kettle Korn. Inside, home-baked goods and hot drinks were available. A highlight of the faire was the drawing. Each of VI n the vendors contributed an example of their craft to be awarded. The grand prize was a Weber barbecue donated by the Blairsden Ace Hardware. The winner Mohawk nu Community Art Faire. Photos by Nancy Degger was Lorraine Neilsen, a wool crafter and long-time participant in the faire. Fourteen volunteers worked tirelessly to present this fundraiser for Scott Arthur mans the Creative Kernels tent outside the front entrance of the fire hall. Photos by Nancy Degger the Mohawk Community Resource Center in Blairsden. Art lovers should save the date for the 2018 Thanksgiving weekend.