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EVENTS AROUND PLUMAS COUNTY

To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e–mail iburke@plumasnews.com or call Ingrid Burke at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call James Wilson at 283-0800 or e-mail sports@plumasnews.com. We will publish the name of the event, location, date, time and a phone number as space permits. All phone numbers are in the (530) area code unless listed otherwise.

 

Wed, April 16

Quincy:

Fundamentals of Social Media workshop, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Plumas Arts Gallery on Main Street. Hosted by Community Connections; featuring Michael, Patty Clawson from Big Fish Creations in Graeagle. Costs 2 time credits for CC members, $10 for nonmembers. Space limited. To RSVP (required): Leslie Wall, 283-3611, ext. *818.

Thu, April 17

Chester:

Almanor Community Supper, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Chester Memorial Hall. Twice-monthly event hosted by different club, organization November through April. Free; donations appreciated. For information, to volunteer: Lisa and Craig Phillips, 714-801-2543.

 

Quincy:

California’s Water Issues, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., library conference room at 445 Jackson St. Free presentation by environmental lawyer Michael Jackson offers information on California’s current water crisis, how it affects county, state.

 

Fri, April 18

Crescent Mills:

Adults Only Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Crescent Country. Eggs containing store discounts, coupons for prizes hidden throughout store.

 

Greenville:

Annual Egg Decorating Party, starting 6 p.m., The Way Station. Eggs supplied, boiled in advance, all decorating supplies available. Children, adults welcome. Decorated eggs used in Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt. Donations of raw eggs accepted until Wed.

 

Portola:

Trails for Recreation and Community meeting, 6 p.m., Chalet View Lodge. Includes community update on trail master plan. Open to the public.

 

Quincy:

All-you-can-eat ham dinner, 5 p.m. until food runs out, Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. $8. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center.

 

Sat, April 19

Chester:

Kids Free Community Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. sharp, Chester Park. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Chester, Chester High School Interact Club. Includes visit from Easter Bunny. For information: Harry LeSeur, 258-2261.

 

Greenville:

Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 8:30 a.m., Evergreen Market. Open to children up to age 10; bring baskets. Nellz Towne Pump, Evergreen Market accepting egg donations through Fri. For information: 284-7313.

 

Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce egg hunt, 11 a.m., Indian Valley Elementary School lawn. Open to toddlers – age 10 in three sections. Nellz Towne Pump, Evergreen Market accepting egg donations through Fri.

 

Hamilton Branch:

Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m., Hamilton Branch Fire Protection District at corner of Highway A13 and Big Springs Road. Kids’ event offered by Chief Gary Pini, Firebelles Support Group. For information: Pini, 259-2309.

 

Quincy:

Waffle breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m., Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, beverage for $6. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center.

 

Taylorsville:

Indian Valley 4-H Club Easter egg hunt, 10:30 a.m., Taylorsville Campgrounds. Open to kids 0 – 12 in two sections; bring baskets. Egg donations accepted through Fri at Taylorsville Post Office, Plumas Bank in Greenville; plastic, decorated and non-decorated boiled eggs accepted. Indian Valley Museum accepts egg drop-offs 2 – 4 p.m. For information: Nikki Smalley, 284-7918.

 

Sun, April 20

Graeagle:

Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Graeagle Park. Hosted by Ed Ward, fire chief and co-owner of Graeagle Restaurant.

 

Mon, April 21

Quincy:

Local kids’ Earth Day Celebration, 1:45 – 3:45 p.m., Alder Street Garden at Quincy Elementary School. Garden activities, recycled crafts, games, nature walk, Earth Day pledge; drop-ins welcome.

 

Mon – Tue, April 21 – 22

Quincy:

Third annual Rough Stock Rodeo Clinic, Feather River College rodeo arena. Instruction on bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding free to anyone interested. For information: Jesse Segura, 283-0202, ext. 306, jsegura@frc.edu.

 

Tue, April 22

Portola:

Kindergarten Roundup, 9 – 10:30 a.m., C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School. Physical exams, kindergarten registration, free health exams (up to $226 value), activities, resources, free school supplies. Bring child’s birth certificate, vaccination records. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enroll. For information: Nancy Melsley, 283-6500, ext. 741.

 

Quincy:

Feather River College Earth Day Celebration, noon – 2p.m. Includes drum circle at noon, presentations. For information: Darla DeRuiter, dderuiter@frc.edu.

 

Earth Days celebration, 7 p.m., West End Theatre. Screening of “Treading Water,” discussion with director, local activists. Includes announcement of winners of Community Sustainability Awards. Donation-based admission. For information: Darla DeRuiter, Feather River College environmental studies instructor, 283-0202, ext. 262, dderuiter@frc.edu.

 

Wed, April 23

Quincy:

Family Walk at Feather River Land Trust Leonard Learning Landscape, meet 5 p.m. at Quincy High School parking area near gym. Rob Wade, Paul Hardy share information about public access, use of area. For information: Vanessa, 283-5758.

 

Thu, April 24

American Valley:

Plumas Corporation community stewardship project, 5 p.m., Greenhorn Creek. Learn about stream restoration, help with willow planting and weeding. For information, directions: Gia, 283-3739.

 

Graeagle:

Candidate night, 6:30 p.m., Graeagle Fire Hall. League of Women Voters hosts forum allowing local candidates to speak, answer questions.

 

Prattville:

Annual spring mixer, 5:40 – 7 p.m., Carol’s Café & Westshore Deli. Carol Franchetti celebrates cafe’s 43rd year of service. Sample favorite recipes, latest creations before May 9 season opener.

 

Fri, April 25

Chester:

Fish fry, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 per person.

 

Fri – Sat, April 25 – 26

Quincy:

Godspell Jr.”; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 p.m.; Town Hall Theatre. Dramaworks’ Magic Beanstalk Players kindergarten – eighth grade present musical. Tickets $8 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets on sale at Alley Cat Cafe, Epilog Books, dramaworks.us.

 

Sat, April 26

Chester:

Chester Little League opening, 9 a.m., ballfield at Chester Park. For information: Camille Klimek, 258-6204.

 

Greenville:

Inaugural April Dinner and Bingo fundraiser, 5 p.m., Greenville Community Town Hall. Sponsored by Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce.Family-friendly event includes soup, cornbread, salad, desserts by Greenville High School culinary class, bingo (for 18 and up), entertainment. Beverages available for purchase; bingo cards $1 each, $5 for six. Tickets $10; available at Sterling Sage, Anna’s Cafe, Village Drug, Evergreen Market, chamber office (Thursdays and Fridays). For tickets, information: 284-6633.

 

Lake Almanor:

Cache In Trash Out”; meet 9 a.m. at Lake Almanor Campground Overflow off Highway 89. Geocachers of all experience levels meet to clean up around lake while hunting for caches. Garbage bags provided; bring gloves, other tools, GPS device if available. Meet back at park 3 – 4 p.m. for potluck: hot dogs, hamburgers provided; bring drinks, food to share. For information: http://tinyurl.com/ox7zpms.

 

Plumas-Eureka State Park:

Docent training, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Plumas-Eureka State Park Museum at 310 Johnsville Road. New volunteers 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; returning volunteers noon – 3 p.m.; lunch served noon – 1 p.m. Volunteers work at museum, blacksmith shop, assay office, more. For information, to RSVP (by April 16): Tim Hardie, 836-1995; Marian Sciborski, 836-4509, scibo@digitalpath.net.

 

Portola:

Opening day ceremonies, 10 a.m., Portola Little League field. Includes fundraising Hit-A-Thon to benefit local Little League. For information: Shelly Callahan, 386-1411.

 

Quincy:

Country style breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m., Feather River Grange 440 located at 55 Main St. Choice of eggs “your way,” potatoes, bacon or sausage, beverage for $6. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center.

 

Mother of All Workdays II, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Check in 8 – 9 a.m., barbecue lunch at noon. Volunteers clean up fairgrounds. RSVP for T-shirt. For information, to offer particular skills, to RSVP: fair office, 283-6272.

 

Friends of Plumas County Animals Yard and Bake Sale, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., 2163 E. Main St. Fundraiser for local rescue group. For information: 927-8057.

 

10th Plumas Paddle Fest, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., swimming hole near Oakland Camp. Feather River College Outdoor Recreation Leadership program promotes boater safety awareness, offers chance to try various paddling devices free of charge. Demonstrations, instructions, drills, prizes, rubber ducky race fundraiser. Barbecue food available for sale. For information: Aaron Stokes, 927-7149; Renee Mattingly, 916-230-1711, rejumaster@gmail.com.

 

Dine Out for Digging In; seatings at 5:30, 7:30 p.m.; Pangaea Café & Pub. Dinner fundraiser for garden education. Menu: shepherd’s pie (meat or veggie), no-host beer and wine. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

 

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser, 6 – 11 p.m., Elks Lodge on East Main Street. Supports Feather River College Enactus students in Uganda Project work. Menu: all-you-can-eat spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread; dessert auction. Followed by Karaoke by Naoki.Presale tickets $8 adults, $5 children 11 and younger; available from any Enactus member. Adult tickets $12 at the door.

 

Vinton:

Garden and Farm Fest, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sierra Valley Grange. Demonstrations, presentations, vendors, farm equipment displays, DIY projects, kids’ activities, prize drawings. Rain or shine. Fundraiser for Grange. Admission free; food available for sale all day. For information: Laural Colberg, 707-330-3601, lcolberg@hotmail.com.

 

Sat – Sun, April 26 – 27

Portola:

Cabin Fever Quilt Guild 22nd Annual Quilt Show; Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Father Burns Social Hall.

 

Quincy:

Third annual gear sale, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Quincy Natural Foods Learning Center on Main Street. Hosted by Outdoor Recreational Leadership Program at Feather River College. Donations can be dropped

 

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