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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 otherwis

Wed, Aug. 20

Chester:

Meeting about tourism business investment districts, 9 a.m., Best Western Rose Quartz Inn. Organized by Coldwell Banker Kehr-O’Brien property manager Susan Bryner for Lake Almanor lodging providers.


Graeagle:

Free live music by the Millpond, 6:30 p.m. – dusk. Presented by Graeagle Outpost. Featuring Plumas Players. Food, drinks available for purchase.


Quincy:

Free substance abuse training, 12:45 – 5 p.m., Serpilio Hall at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. “Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment” training for substance use, mental health, law enforcement, health care professionals. Arrive early to check in. Presented by California Addiction Training and Education Series, California Department of Health Care Services, Plumas County Alcohol and Drug Services, 20,000 Lives. To register (required): surveymonkey.com/s/2014CATES.


Thu, Aug. 21

Drakesbad:

Trail to Drakesbad. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment Center of Forestry tour led by Beverly Ogle. $50 per person. For information: 284-1022.


Lake Almanor:

Women’s Luncheon, 11 a.m., Lake Almanor Community Church at 2610 Plumas County Road A13. Bring deviled eggs, salad, fruit, dessert or muffins; arrive early for introductions. Includes featured speaker. For information: Denise Porter, 256-3401.


Quincy:

Free training, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Serpilio Hall at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. “Meeting the Challenge: Incorporating Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards into Our Continuum of Care” teaches alignment with National CLAS Standards developed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. Arrive early to check in. Presented by OnTrack Program Resources, Plumas County Alcohol and Drug Services, 20,000 Lives. To register (required): surveymonkey.com/s/RC58TJS.


Second Nutrition Day, Pioneer Pool. Pool open 1:15 – 7 p.m. Features free pool admission, in-water competitions, healthy food displays, free healthy snacks, easy-to-make recipes. For information: Central Plumas Recreation and Park District office, 283-3278.


Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Vendors offer local produce, handcrafts, prepared food; two prize giveaways. Live music by Wanders On. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket.org, 487-4386.




Cole Young & Friends Comedy Night Benefit, doors open 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Includes no-host bar, movie concessions. Admission $10 presale, $15 at the door. Proceeds support Save Our Theatre campaign. For information, tickets: Plumas Arts, 283-3402, 372 Main St.


Fri, Aug. 22

Clio:

Music on the Terrace, 6 – 9 p.m., Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. Featuring Jesse Brewster. No cover. For information: 832-5067.


Greenhorn:

All-you-can-eat barbecue, 5 – 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. Line dancing 7:30 p.m. Ribs, chicken; salmon, veggie kabobs with reservation. Also available: bonfire sing-along with s’mores, horseshoe tournaments, swimming, horseback rides, wagon rides. Barbecues run through Sept. 26. For information: greenhornranch.com, 283-0930.


Greenville:

Annual tri-tip barbecue, 6 p.m., Greenville High School gymnasium parking lot. Proceeds support football program via GHS Boosters Club. Advance tickets, $9, available at Anna’s Cafe, Evergreen Market, Plumas Bank, Village Drug. Tickets $10 at the door.


Portola:

Bicycle Round-Up, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., City Park. Hosted by Plumas County Public Health Department, California Highway Patrol. Trained experts offer bike safety checks, helmet fittings, bicycle safety skills course, games, prizes. Water provided. For more information: Megan Mansfield, 283-6337.


Concert in the Park CANCELED due to lack of Community Talent Show registrations.


Quincy:

Artist’s Opening Reception, 5 – 7 p.m., Plumas Arts Gallery at 525 Main St. Featuring local wildflower, landscape watercolors by James Johnson. For information: 283-3402.


Natalie Gelman in concert, 7:30 p.m., West End Theatre. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available at theatre box office, Epilog Books, westendtheatre.us.


Scott Pemberton Trio in concert, 9:30 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. For information: 283-9788.


Sat, Aug. 23

Chester:

Fundraising bake sale, 9 a.m. – noon, Holiday Market. Mountain Methodist Children’s Center raises money to purchase supplies for blankets to give to foster children. For information: center director Teri Stegall, 258-2343.


Greenville:

Folk concert and talent show, 5 – 9 p.m., Downtown Farms behind sheriff’s substation. Gift of Music program features dessert potluck. For information: Ken Donnell, 284-1689, kdd@frontiernet.net.


Lake Almanor:

Decades Bike Ride, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., West Shore Trail. Theme: “Roaring ’20s.” Begins in Prattville, culminates with barbecue, music, swimming at Canyon Dam Boat Ramp beach.


Quincy:

Waffle breakfast, 8 – 10 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. Meet new Grange President John Rix, discuss plans for Grange.


Annual fundraising yard sale, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Plumas Animal Welfare Society parking lot at 2453 E. Main St. Proceeds support PAWS.


Historical firearm presentation, 2 p.m., Plumas County Museum at 500 Jackson St. Historian Lee Dummel presents guns from throughout 19th century. Refreshments provided; donations appreciated. For information: 283-6320.


Starry Mountain Nights, doors open 6 p.m., Wickman garden on Valley View Drive. Live music, appetizers, dinner, drinks. Tickets $65 per person, $120 per couple; available at Carey Candy Co., Forest Stationers. Proceeds support Plumas District Hospital digital mammography. For information, tickets: 283-7971.

Car race; grandstands open 5 p.m., racing starts 7; American Valley Speedway at 206 Fairground Road. Adults $8, ages 13 – 17 $7, ages 6 – 12 $5, 5 and under free. For information: americanvalleyspeedway.com, 283-2175.

Westwood:

Third annual Iron Horse Poker Run, 12:30 p.m., Double “G” Iron Horse Saloon at 320 Ash St. Sign-ins start 10:15 a.m. Barbecue, prizes, 50/50 drawing, music. Nonriders participate for $10. Proceeds benefit the Chimney Fund. For information: Mary, Candi, 256-2621.


Sat – Sun, Aug. 23 – 24

Many locations:

Artists’ Open Studios; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Meadow Valley, Quincy, Indian Valley. Free, open to the public. All venues offer refreshments. For map, information: mainstreetartists.net.


Sun, Aug. 24

Clio:

Wine Tasting on the Terrace, 5 – 7 p.m., Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. Featuring Dubost Family Wines. Appetizers paired to wines available. For information: 832-5067.


Lake Almanor:

Wine and beer tasting, 3 – 5 p.m., Lake Almanor Clubhouse. Featuring Lassen Ale Beer, fine wines, appetizers. Admission $15 in advance, $17.50 at the door. All proceeds benefit Lake Almanor Elks Christmas. Bring book suitable for ages infant – 15 to receive giveaway ticket. Tickets available at Lake Almanor Country Club Restaurant; Lake Almanor Elks Lodge; Edward Jones office (Carla Parsons), 361 Main St., Chester.


Lassen National Forest:

California Native Plant Society outing, Willow Lake. Group meets at Chico Park & Ride; contact leader for alternate meeting site. Group explores fen, geyser in Lassen Volcanic National Park. For information: leader Wes, 342-2293; mountlassen.cnps.org.


Spring Garden:

80th birthday party for 1934 babies, 2 p.m., home of Bill and Dolly Lake. Bring dish to share, plus entree to barbecue. Lakes supply barbecue, ice chests, paper plates, flatware, birthday cake. Bring gift to take part in exchange. For information: Bill or Dolly Lake, 283-2863.


Mon, Aug. 25

Blairsden:

Mountain Music and Barbecue on the Lawn, 5 – 8 p.m., Bontaful Gardens across the street from Anderson Nursery. Featuring Jesse Brewster. For information: 836-1619.


Wed, Aug. 27

Chester:

Townhall meeting, 6 p.m., Almanor Recreation Center at 450 Meadowbrook Loop. Supervisor Sherrie Thrall leads discussion of Forest Service over-snow vehicle regulations.


Graeagle:

Free live music by the Millpond, 6:30 p.m. – dusk. Presented by Graeagle Outpost. Featuring Code Bluegrass. Food, drinks available for purchase.


Quincy:

Native plant meeting, 6:30 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Introduction meeting to link people, resources of common interest. For information: David Popp, 283-1350.


Thu, Aug. 28

Greenville:

Community blood drive, noon – 5:30 p.m., Town Hall at 120 Crescent St. Must be 16 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, be free of temporary illness, list countries and states visited in past year. Wear loose-fitting or short-sleeved shirt, bring ID. For information: Sandie Kanniainen, 284-6456, gsttown@frontiernet.net. To register online: sponsor code N1GVC at unitedbloodservices.org.


Quincy:

Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Vendors offer local produce, handcrafts, prepared food; two prize giveaways. Live music by The Back 40; Love Local at 6 p.m. Crafts with Plumas Christian School. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket.org, 487-4386.


Silent Film Night, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Quincy High student Tailor Walmer presents silent comedies as senior project. Proceeds support Save Our Theatre campaign. Includes Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest; ‘20s dress-up encouraged. Presale tickets available at Plumas Arts: $10 adults, $6 kids (ages 0 – 16). Tickets at the door $2 more. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402.


Fri, Aug. 29
Chester:

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


Art show and reception, 5 – 8 p.m., Blue Goose Gallery of Artists at 607 Main St. “Off the Wall” theme includes featured artists Carlene Gibson, Glen Donley, Chrissie Clapp, Jacquie Cordova, Augie Velasquez. Prizes, refreshments, fun.


Greenhorn:

All-you-can-eat barbecue, 5 – 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. Ribs, chicken; salmon, veggie kabobs with reservation. Also available: bonfire sing-along with s’mores, horseshoe tournaments, swimming, horseback rides, wagon rides. Barbecues run through Sept. 26. For information: greenhornranch.com, 283-0930.


Fri – Sat, Aug. 29 – 30

Chester:

Free screening, 7 p.m., Chester Theater. Featuring Jim Carrey in “The Majestic.” To RSVP (required): Mtlassentheatre.com.


Fri – Sun, Aug. 29 – 31

Graeagle:

Annual Graeagle Antique and Collectibles Faire; noon – 6 p.m. Fri, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun; Graeagle Fire Hall. Features vendors, local artisans. For information: easternplumaschamber.com.


Greenville:

Sixth annual parking lot flea market, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., The Way Station. Proceeds support Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. Participation free, provide own table and shade; donations welcome through Aug. 27.

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