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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

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 listed.


Wed, Jan. 28

Quincy:

Event Workshop, 1 – 4 p.m., Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Fair manager John Steffanic presents free workshop on planning events. Includes free workbook (while supplies last). For reservations: 283-6272, johnsteffanic@countyofplumas.com.


Thu, Jan. 29

Blairsden:

Informational grand jury meeting, 6 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center at corner of highways 89 and 70. Plumas County Grand Jury Association hosts session for potential grand jurors. Features presentation, question-and-answer period, light refreshments.


Lake Almanor:

Azusa Pacific University gospel choir performance, 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Community Church. Free.


Quincy:

Fourth annual Backcountry Ski Film Festival; doors open 6 p.m., presentation 7; Town Hall Theatre. Fundraiser for Feather River College Outdoor Recreation Leadership program presented by Winter Wildlands Alliance. Ten short films, prize giveaway, refreshments. Admission $8, students $4; additional donations welcome.



Fri, Jan. 30

Chester:

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



Fri – Sat, Jan. 30 – 31

Portola:

All-you-can-eat Crab Feed; social hour 6 p.m., dinner 7; Calpine Elks Lodge on Highway 70 3 miles west of town. Advance tickets only, $40 per person. For information, tickets: Steve, 218-1828; Bob, 836-2407; 832-5785 (leave message).



Sat, Jan. 31

Quincy:

John Craigie in concert, 7:30 p.m., West End Theatre. Singer, songwriter, storyteller performed at High Sierra Music Festival. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door; available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books, westendtheatre.us.

Live music, 9:30 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. Featuring classic rock by Parslow Vibe. For information: 283-9788.


Sat – Sun, Jan. 31 – Feb. 1

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

Ranger-led snowshoe walks, 1:30 p.m., Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Snowshoes provided for $1 donation. Free, open to walkers 8 and up, no children in carriers. Registration required for large groups, not for individuals. Walks held weekends through April 5. For information: http://1.usa.gov/1tJxjGb, 595-4480.



Sun, Feb. 1

Chester:

Pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. – noon, Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 adults, $5 children 10 and under.


Thu, Feb. 5

Quincy:

Quincy Little League sign-ups, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Quincy High School library. $50 per player, $125 maximum per family. After Feb. 13 all sign-ups $70. Prospective players must bring birth certificate, parent. Registration packets available at Carey Candy Co.For information: Michelle Morrison, 283-3322; Holly Buus, 283-1522.


Thu – Sat, Feb. 5 – 7

Quincy:

Quarterly book sale. Proceeds from sale by Quincy Friends of Plumas County Library go toward library services, programs, equipment.


Fri, Feb. 6

Graeagle:

Open mic night, 6 – 9 p.m., Chalet View Lodge. Open to performers, spectators. Bar, restaurant, Eureka Peak Brewery tasting room open. $3 cover charge. For information: 832-5528, chaletviewlodge.com.



Fri – Sat, Feb. 6 – 7

Quincy:

Artists’ opening reception; 5 – 7 p.m. Fri, 1 – 5 p.m. Sat; Plumas Arts Gallery at 525 Main St. Featuring barn quilts by Adrienne Johnson, photography by Joanne Burgueno. For information: 283-3402.



Sat, Feb. 7

Bucks Lake:

Bucks Lake Snowdrifters 2015 Poker Run RESCHEDULED to Feb. 28 due to lack of snow.


Chester:

All-you-can-eat Crab Feed; social hour 5 p.m., dinner 6; Lake Almanor Elks Lodge No. 2626 at 164 Main St. Menu includes clam chowder, green salad, sourdough French bread, no-host bar. $35 per person, proceeds support annual scholarship program. Limited seating, advance ticket sales only. Proceeds benefit Chester High School scholarships. Tickets available via Farmers Insurance, 258-2218; Edward Jones, 258-3552; Bill Mahaffey, 258-1976.


Greenville:

Annual Crab Crack, starts 5 p.m., Greenville Community Town Hall. Dinner, auction, giveaway presented by Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. Menu: crab, au gratin potatoes, Caesar salad, baked beans, chicken cordon bleu, beer, wine, soda. Tickets available from chamber, board members. For information: Indianvalleychamber.snappages.com.


Lake Davis:

John Pato Sr. Annual Ice Fishing Derby; check in 7 – 9 a.m., fishing starts 8 a.m. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. Trophies, prizes, cash awards. Bring valid California fishing license, $20 per person. Registration forms available at 420incfishing.com, KS Graeagle Mill Works, J&J Grizzly Store. For information: Pato, 832-9659.


Quincy:

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


Groundhog Fever Festival, 1 – 5 p.m., in front of courthouse. Quincy Revival Committee presents vendors, live music, contests, entertainment, children’s area, Chili Cook-Off. For information: James Wilson, 510-230-9442, jwilson@plumasnews.com.


“Compassion Concert”; 6:30 p.m., doors open 6; Quincy Elementary School auditorium. Second annual Concert for a Cause sponsored by Face the Music Studio, Central Plumas Recreation and Park District benefits ALIVE program. Featuring Sylvia Wood, The Bombastic Strings, Wyatt Hollister, The Reel Pulling Strings. Tickets $7 adults, $5 children; available at Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co., Face the Music Studio, at the door. Additional donations welcome. For information: Johnene McDonald, 283-1471.


Sat – Sun, Feb. 7 – 8

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

Ranger-led snowshoe walks, 1:30 p.m., Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Snowshoes provided for $1 donation. Free, open to walkers 8 and up, no children in carriers. Registration required for large groups, not for individuals. Walks held weekends through April 5. For information: http://1.usa.gov/1tJxjGb, 595-4480.


Tue, Feb. 10

Quincy:

Plumas Artisan Made Tax Workshop, 4 – 6 p.m., Plumas County Library. Free workshop explores intricacies of taxes for artists, artisans. Presented by Kristin York of Sierra Business Council Small Business Development Center; sponsored by Plumas Arts. Free for Plumas Arts artist members, $20 for nonmembers. Preregistration required; space limited.For project information: Roxanne, roxanne@plumasarts.org, 283-3402. For workshop information, to register: Kara, kararockett@gmail.com, 283-3818.


Wed, Feb. 11

Portola:

Dinner honoring veterans, military personnel; 5 – 7 p.m.; Calpine Elks Lodge on Highway 70 3 miles west of town. Free meal available to all veterans, active duty military personnel, their guests. For information, reservations (appreciated): Tom Mareina, 283-4359; Veterans Service Office, 283-6275.


Quincy:

Quincy Little League sign-ups, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Quincy High School library. $50 per player, $125 maximum per family. After Feb. 13 all sign-ups $70. Prospective players must bring birth certificate, parent. Registration packets available at Carey Candy Co.For information: Michelle Morrison, 283-3322; Holly Buus, 283-1522.


Thu, Feb. 12

Quincy:

Words & Music, 7 p.m., Patti’s Thunder. Featuring love song challenge. Sign up for open mic at the door. $3. Sponsored by Plumas Arts. For information: 283-3402.


Fri, Feb. 13

Chester:

Valentine’s celebration, 4 – 6 p.m., Creekside Arts & Wellness at 278 Main St. Cozy conversation on art and health includes door prizes, discounts, customer appreciation gifts, hors d’oeuvres, drinks.


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


Quincy:

“Dancing with the Stars,” 7 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Local “celebrities” dance in Feather River College Foundation fundraiser, Quincy High School senior project. Tickets $10 general seating, $25 individual floorside seats, $200 floorside table (seats eight). Tickets available at Carey Candy Co., Moon’s Restaurant, Bank of America. For information: Lisa Kelly, 283-9900.


Fri – Mon, Feb. 13 – 16

Eastern Plumas:

Eastern Plumas WinterFest. Sat: state snowshoe championship race 9 a.m. at Johnsville Ski Hill; kids’ tubing run9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 12 years and under; free kids’ snowshoe clinic by Sierra Nevada Journeys 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; second annual 10K Snowshoe Thompson Relay11 a.m.; cross-country ski and snowshoe 6K tour 11 a.m.; longboard skiing demo men’s/women’s in costume noon – 1 p.m. at Plumas-Eureka State Park Museum.Sun: Historic Longboard Revival Series races start noon at Johnsville Ski Hill. For information: 836-1420 Mon – Fri, 832-0270 Sat – Sun.



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