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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 11B Several practitioners in an eight-week course called "Mindful Life" sit in a peaceful setting provided by Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency in downtown Quincy. The course, that ended Nov. 5, is intended to give participants the tools to reduce stress for some peace of mind. Photo submitted i in ! Second eight-week course to begin Jan. 13 in Quincy Downtown Quincy has on beginners," said recently been the stage for a Robinson, describing her rather unique setting. Folks course. have been gathering twice a Research-based evidence week in the upstairs has proven the benefits of conference room of the mindfulness for everyone Flanigan-Leavitt Building to from stressed war veterans take 30 minutes out of their and students to people who busy day to step away from suffer from anxiety, the stress and demands of life depression and substance for some peace of mind in an abuse. eight-week course called Of course, this also applies "Mindful Life." to everyday working folks During this course, that who have found time to walk ended Nov. 5, participants or drive to class twice a week discovered the benefits of to release a bit of stress in the focusing inwardly through middle of their hectic simple techniques including workdays and upgrade their breathing, becoming aware, approaches to life. nonjudgmentally, of their "The more I practice being own physical sensations, aware during the day, the emotions and thoughts, and easier it becomes to listening to the sound of a experience the moment hand-crafted Tibetan singing fully," said Teresa Arrate, bowl. who recently completed Course instructor Tia Robinson's course. "Time Robinson's initial vision for expands and gives me the the course was to familiarize space to appreciate the good, people with mindfulness and assess the situation and to dispel misconceptions adjust my behavior and about it. attitude." Borrowing components According post-evaluation from the mindfulness based forms frilled out by stress reduction work of Robinson's students, most Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn of noticed a heightened the University of awareness and acceptance of Massachusetts Medical things as they are, while also School, and the Mindful gaining an increased sense of Schools teacher-training their capacity to change their program, Robinson said this lives for the better. Other course provided a tranquil effects included increased space in which to experience patience, increased hope, and understand mindfulness decreased anxiety and an for what it is. improved ability to cope with "The biggest difference stress. between this mindfulness The second eight-week training and its parent, Mindful Life course will meditation, is that begin after the holidays on mindfulness involves short Jan 13. Participation costs bursts of practice repeated $40 and is limited to 16 frequently in order to begin people, and depending on integrating the benefits interest, an extra class may into your everyday life, be scheduled. To register, rather than hours-long email Tia Robinson at sessions which can be tough tiateach@hotmail.com. F m m m m m m mmm mmm m m m m SENIOR Wednesday, Dec. 23 BBQ pulled pork, sweet MENU potato, mixed green salad, apricots, whole grain roll. Monday, Dec. 21 | * Greek zucchini casserole, three-bean salad, | strawberries with ice Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 Sites closed for | cream, whole grain roll. Christmas Holiday. | Tuesday, Dec. 22 Beef burger, spinach-tomato | salad, fruit salad. II. *Vegetarian Meal; **Healthy Heart Meal Nutrition sites: 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 | senmr, $6 mandatory charge. Menus may change. Noon at all sites. a- m--.-- m m m m--. m--- m m-m I Online at www.plumasnews.com 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. Greenville High School Winter Concert, 7 p.m. in school cafeteria. 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. Quincy: Quincy High School annual Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m. in lower gym. Program features High School Jazz Band, High School Concert Band. Free. For information, Luke Barnes, 283-6510. Christ the King Episcopal Ctmrch presents a "Christmas Quiet Night," 7 p.m., 545 Lawrence St. There is an opening prayer, followed by an hour of Christmas hymns and music. For information, 283-0254 or ChristTheKingQuincy.org. Plumas Early Education and Child Care Council sponsors "Parent Caf~" for families of children with special needs. On-site childcare available and dinner provided. Parent Caf~ held on third Wednesday of month at First Baptist Church, 74 Reese St. For information, Brenda Lory ' 283-6557, ext. 5334 or email blory@pcoe.kl 2.ca.us. Ongoing. Quincy Little League Fundraiser collecting Christmas trees for disposal, minimum $10 donation. Drop tree off Saturday, Jan. 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hwy 70 and South Redburg (Skip's 4x4, Jeff's Diesel, Bucks Lake Logging) or pickup available from Dec. 26 - Jan. 2. Call: Michelle Morrison, in-town pickup, 283-3322; Dustin Vert, East Quincy pickup, 394-7349. Ongoing. Christmas Toy Drive sponsored by Quincy Girl Scout Troop 244. Donate new, unwrapped toy at: The Toy Store, Epilog Book Store, Carey Candy Company or Quincy Elementary School. The Girl Scouts will gather the donations on Dec. 22. 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. lhu DEC 17 Chester: Walk-in flu vaccine clinic, 10 a.m. - noon, 102 Meadowbrook Way. No appointment needed. For information, 283-6330. Public invited to free community supper sponsored by Coldwell Banker at Veterans Memorial Hall in Chester, 5:30 p.m. Greenville: Year-end mixer for Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. Community Member of the Year will be announced. Open to the community at Town Hall. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Hams provided by chamber. Participants are encouraged to bring sides and desserts. Free. IVES Holiday Concert, 6:30 p.m., in school cafeteria. Lake Almanor: Lake Almanor Christmas bird count, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Meet at Holiday Market, Chester, 7 a.m., or contact Ryan at rburnett@pointhlue.org. Quincy: Rhythm and Grace Dance Studio Christmas Show, 6 - 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. At Town Hall Theatre. Free to the public. Walk-in flu vaccine clinic, 2 - 4 p.m. at 270 County Hospital Rd. No appointment needed. For information, 283-6330. PAWS invites you to Holiday Open House, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. 2453 E. Main St. Join us for hoiday cheer at the CATHOUSE. lhu-sun DEC 17-20 Quin "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. Thurs. - Sat., 7 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Chester: Gingerbread contest at Plumas Bank, noon. Entry forms available at Plumas Bank, receiving entries Dec. 14- 18. Entries must be in by 10 a.m., Dec. 18. For information, contact Suzie Henise, 596-4143. Greenville: All-school holiday in school gym. concert, 10:20 - 11:00 a.m., Portola: Portola Words & Music with solo guitarist Andrew Ohren at Williams House on Hwy 70 across from Dollard's Market. Doors open 7 p.m. A "Bring Your Own" beverages and snacks policy will be observed. Admission $3 at the door. Music begins at 7:15. For information, Plumas Arts, 283-3402, or plumasarts.org. Sat OEC 19 Chester: Roundhouse Council hosts 2nd annual Christmas Bazaar at Community Center, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Food, gifts, jewelry and much more. Fundraiser for traditional activities and cultural fieldtrips for students. For information, call 284-6866. 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. Portola: 24th annual Santa Train at Western Pacific Rail Museum. Last chance to attend lighted train runs, 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: Plumas National Forest Christmas tree cutting permits available, Mt. Hough Ranger District, 39696 Hwy. 70, 283-0555, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Also available during regular hours, Moo. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., or by mail. For information, fs.usda.gov/plumas. Feather River Grange Waffle breakfast, from 8 - 10 a.m. $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 12. American Valley Christmas bird count, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Meet at Midtown Coffee at 7 a.m., or contact Darrel at djury@frc.edu. Celebrate the birth of our Lord, 5:30 p.m. Calvary Chapel, 1953 E. Main St. Immediately following service, soup bread and fellowship. sun DEC 20 Cromberg: Quincy's own Cody Anderson, now a starting pitcher for Cleveland Indians, will meet and. greet at Neighbors Bar-B-Que, from 2 - 4 p.m. Fundraiser for Quincy Elementary School 8th graders. For $5 donation, you'll receive an autographed picture of the baseball player. Neighbors Chef Kyle Miller will be providing free appetizers. They request you not bring any outside items to be signed. Quincy: Jody Beynon brings old-fashioned sing-a-long to Moon's Restaurant, 497 Lawrence St., at 5 p.m. Entertainment, dinner specials and holiday cheer. ThU DEC 31 Quincy: Spend New Year's Eve with Calvary Chapel, 1953 E. Main St. Chili cook-off, games and fellowship. Starts 6 p.m. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Lassen Volcanic National Park and National Park Service begin year-long celebration of their 100th anniversaries. Greenville: Walk-in flu vaccine clinic, 10 a.m.- noon, 120 Bidwell St. No appointment needed. For information, 283-6330. Quincy: Unite Bikers of Northern CA biscuit and gravy fundraiser at Eastside Pub, 8 - 11 a.m. $6, "all you can eat." No host bar. Includes sausage, fruit, coffee, tea, milk or juice. Proceeds go to local veterans and other local charities. Raffle too! Portola: Walk-in flu vaccine clinic, 10 a.m. - noon, 1 -- 3 p.m., 171 Nevada St. No appointment needed. For information, 283-6330. Sat-Mon 16-18 Lassen Volcanic National Park: Fourth annual Lassen Film Festival held Jan. 16 through 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free event, with theme "Find Your Park," celebrates combined centennials of park and National Park Service. For information~ call 595-4480 or lavo_information@nps.gov. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Entrance to park free in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For information, call 595-4480 or lavo_information@nps.gov. Chester: Walk-in flu vaccine clinic, 10 a.m. - noon, 102 Meadowbrook. No appointment needed. For information, 283-6330.