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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, July 23
Graeagle:

Junior Golf Clinic, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Plumas Pines Golf Resort at 402 Poplar Valley Road. Kyle Nielsen, head golf coach at Portola High School, offers instruction, fun. Clinics continue Wed, Sun through season. For information: 836-1420.

Portola:

Veterans dinner, Calpine Elks Lodge. Open to all veterans in Portola, Loyalton, Quincy, Greenville areas free of charge. To RSVP: veterans service office, 283-6275; Calpine Elks Lodge, 832-5785.

Thu, July 24

Chester:

Tourism business investment district presentation, 9:30 a.m., Best Western Rose Quartz Inn.

Townhall meeting, 6 p.m., Chester Memorial Hall. Topic: state of Jefferson. Open to the public.

Greenville:

History Night at the Museum, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Cy Hall Memorial Museum. Presentation focuses on local history from 1920s. Free; donations accepted.

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 Andrew Ohren & Friends. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket.org, 487-4386.




Fri, July 25

Chester:

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

Clio:

Live music on the Nakoma terrace. Featuring Kelly Ann Miller; no cover charge. Dinner, grill menus available.

Greenhorn:

Western swing dance lessons, 7:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. Weekly all-you-can-eat barbecue 5 – 8:30 p.m. through Sept. 26. Wagon rides start 6 p.m.; horseshoe tournaments, horseback rides, bonfire sing-along with s’mores also available. For information, reservations (appreciated): 283-0930.

Portola:

Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., Portola City Park. Free live music featuring Mexican fiesta with Diamante Norteno. Sponsored by Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, city of Portola. Food, drinks available from 6 p.m. 50/50 giveaway, prizes, family fun.


Fri – Sat, July 25 – 26

Chester:

Free pre-renovation movie; 7 p.m. Fri, 2 p.m. Sat; Chester Theater. Free viewing of “God is Not Dead,” free popcorn. Renovation of new Mt. Lassen Theatre begins in fall.

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

Photography field seminar; Fri lecture at Loomis Museum 6 – 8 p.m., Sat excursion at Manzanita Lake 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sponsored by nonprofit Lassen Association Bookstore. All types of cameras welcome; bring water, food, backpack, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, sturdy shoes, clothing layers. $150; $135 for association members. For information: lassenassociation.org; Melanie, 378-1495.


Fri – Sun, July 25 – 27

Belden:

Sunset Campout music festival.


Sat, July 26

Lake Almanor:

Mid-Summer Madness, 6 p.m., Bailey Creek Golf Course. Food, wine, beer tasting; auctions; live music. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Chester, Elks Lodge No. 2626. Tickets $50, proceeds support youth programs. For tickets, information: Cheri, 258-2516.


Quincy:

IMCA modified mini series 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.




Midsummer Night Astronomy; 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.; Feather River College Observatory between baseball, football, soccer fields (park by equine building and walk in). Observatory open to the public for general observing followed by asteroid occultation event with Quincy RECON project team. For information: Charles Arrowsmith, CArrowsmith@frc.edu; google.com/+QuincyRECON.

Taylorsville:

Junior Rodeo, grand entry 8 a.m., Rodeo Grounds. Competitors aged 3 – 18. Tri-tip meal $9 adults, $6 children (reserve early). For information: taylorsvillerodeo.com.


Sat – Sun, July 26 – 27
Quincy:

Quincy Invitational Swim Meet, Pioneer Pool.


Sun, July 27

Clio:

Live music on the Nakoma terrace. Featuring Stratus. Includes wine tasting featuring Salvestrin Winery. No cover charge.


Graeagle:

Graeagle Century Ride. 108-mile ride, two half-courses. Post-race barbecue free fro racers. For information: communitymultisport.com, RaceDirector@communitymultisport.com, 836-1201.


Greenville:

Line Dancing Class, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Indian Valley Recreation and Park District Community Center at 209 Crescent St. (Highway 89). $5 per person; partners welcome, not required. For information: 284-7279.


Lassen National Forest:

California Native Plant Society outing; Frog, Green Island, Saucer lakes. Group meets at Chico Park & Ride; contact leader for alternate meeting site. Group explores lakes, floating island, floating bog. For information: leaders Woody, 588-2555; Wes, 342-2293; mountlassen.cnps.org.


Mon, July 28

Blairsden:

Barbecue and Mountain Music, Bontaful Gardens at 190 Bonta St. Featuring Tommy Miles. Event continues through Sept. 15. For information: 836-1619.


Quincy:

Basic computer skills workshop, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Quincy library. Free; led by Community Connections volunteer Linda McDermott. 10 library computers available; personal laptops, tablets welcome. For information: 283-6310.


Mon – Thu, July 28 – 31

Graeagle:

Golf Camp, Plumas Pine Golf Resort at 402 Poplar Valley Road. 4-1/2 hours professional instruction each day, lunches, snacks, prizes, golf clubs and equipment provided. Instructor is Kyle Nielsen, head golf coach at Portola High School. For information: 836-1420.


Tue, July 29

Portola:

Ember Awareness Presentation, 6 p.m., Portola City Hall. Plumas County Fire Prevention Specialist Sue McCourt, Portola Community Service Officer Leah Turner teach homeowners how to protect homes, properties in case of wildfire.


Thu, July 31

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 Rock Bottom Band. Crafts with Plumas Christian School. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket.org, 487-4386.


Fri, Aug. 1

Chester:

First Friday art show and reception, 5 – 8 p.m., Blue Goose Gallery of Artists at 607 Main St. “From Dawn to Ducks” features Ron Magoon, Marylin Magoon, Eva Havelik, Martha Herr, Susan Kearns. Prizes, refreshments, fun.


Portola:

“Beat the Tiger” Fun Run, 5:30 p.m., Portola Park. 5K, 10K race raises money for Portola High School scholarship program. Entry $20, prizes awarded. To register: easternplumaschamber.com.


Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., Portola City Park. Free live music featuring Styx cover band Blue Collar Band. Sponsored by Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, city of Portola. Food, drinks available from 6 p.m. 50/50 giveaway, prizes, family fun.


Fri – Sun, Aug. 1 – 3

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

Third annual Dark Sky Festival. Experience the park after dark with ranger-led programs, NASA demonstrations and talks, ranger-led hikes, special junior ranger astronomy programs. All events free, open to all ages. For information: http://1.usa.gov/1bgbPEw.

Sat, Aug. 2

Chester:

Almanor Recreation and Park District swap meet, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Truman Collins Sports Complex at 450 Meadowbrook Loop behind Antlers Motel. For registration forms: coordinator David Slusher, 258-7750; arpd01@frontier.com.


Yappy Hour and pet adoption, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Treats Dog Co. at 525 Main St. All proceeds benefit Plumas Animal Welfare Society.


Fundraising yard sale, Our Savior Lutheran Church at 161 Aspen St. Proceeds benefit music program at Chester Elementary School. To contribute items: Nelda, 259-2088.


Portola:

Annual alumni picnic, 10 a.m., City Park. Recognize past, present faculty members; report alumni financials; reminisce. For information: Mike, 258-6705.


Quincy:

Masons Pancake Breakfast, 7 – 10:30 a.m., Masonic Hall at 70 Harbison St. across from the library. Menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate, all-you-can-eat pancakes. Donations at the door $6 adults, $3 children under 12, $5 students with ID. Proceeds go to scholarship fund, other fraternal purposes.


Fundraising yard sale, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Plumas Rural Services parking lot at 711 E. Main St. on Cemetery Hill. Proceeds support The Common Good Community Foundation.


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.


Round Valley Reservoir:

Round Valley Run/Walk, registration begins 7:30 a.m., runs start at U.S. Forest Service day use area. 5.4-mile round-trip course, 1.5-mile junior course, 2-mile walking course, 200-yard kids’ mini-course. Hosted by Indian Valley Recreation and Parks District, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. Prize drawings. Proceeds support youth recreation, continued operation of rec district. To preregister (before July 25): roundvalleyrun.com; active.com; race director John Shower, 284-6856, theshowers@frontiernet.net.

Sat – Sun, Aug. 2 – 3

Chester:

45th annual Almanor Art Show; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun; Collins Pine Lawn. Free admission. Presented by Plumas Arts. For information: 283-3402.

Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild quilt show, Chester High School gymnasium.









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