Events around Plumas County

To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e–mail or call Ingrid Burke at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call James Wilson at 283-0800 or e-mail 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 otherw

Wed, Oct. 1


Veterans’ Dinner, 5 – 7 p.m., Calpine Elks Lodge on Highway 70 3 miles west of Portola. Menu: chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, dessert. Free to all veterans, their guests.


Community education forum, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Plumas District Hospital certified diabetes educator Kay Lund presents Healthy Choices, Healthy Portions. Funded by a grant award from United Healthcare.

Thu, Oct. 2


Community education class on astronomy begins, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Feather River College science building room 101. Astronomy for the Citizen-Scientist consists of eight weekly classes. Registration fee $20 at For information:,

Fri, Oct. 3


Final “First Friday” art show and reception of season, 5 – 8 p.m., Blue Goose Gallery of Artists at 607 Main St. Theme: “A Thousand Words.” Refreshments, door prizes, games.


Fundraising elementary school triathlon, 12:30 p.m., Indian Valley Elementary School. Elementary students raise money for swing set, instructional aide. Organized by Indian Valley Parents Club. Donations tax-deductible; pledges due Oct. 2. To volunteer: Misty Banchio, 394-9294.


Meet and greet forum, noon – 2 p.m., Plumas County Library conference room. Plumas Libertarian Party invites public to meet Plumas County District 5 supervisor candidate Jeff Engel.

Artist’s opening reception, 5 – 7 p.m., Main Street Artists’ Gallery. Featuring Phil Gallagher. Complimentary wine, appetizers.

Fri – Sat, Oct. 3 – 4


White Cane Days; Safeway, Sav-Mor, post office. Presented by Quincy Lions Club.

Sat, Oct. 4

Crescent Mills:

Book signing, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Crescent Country. Marilyn Quadrio signs “Big Meadows and Lake Almanor.”


Leaf Peeper Bike Rides. Three routes from 30 to 100 miles sponsored by Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. $55 for riders over 16, $30 for riders 16 and under. For information:

Anniversary party, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., The Way Station. Owners celebrate 20 years with live music by Side FX.

Lake Almanor:

Fundraising dinner and auction, 5 – 8 p.m., Lake Almanor Community Church. Proceeds benefit Irmgard Emis, who has ALS. Donation-based event open to all.


Masons 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 at the door $6 adults, $3 children under 12, $5 students with ID. Proceeds go to scholarship fund, other fraternal purposes.

Fourth annual Quincy Sled Wars; gates open 7 a.m., racing starts 11 a.m.; Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Grass drag races, bounce house, rock-crawler event, prize drawing, Vintage Show and Shine, hot food, beverages. Registration $25 per sled, pit entrance $25, general admission $10. Proceeds benefit Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. For information:

United Methodist Women’s Fall Bazaar and Luncheon, 9 a.m., Community United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at Church and Jackson streets. Lunch offered 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for $6: soup, sandwich, pie. Coffee, sweets for $2 during bazaar. Seasonal items, canned goods, sweets, plants, books, toys, white elephant items.

Fourth annual Plumas Rural Services Domestic Violence Services run/walk, starts 10 a.m. at Feather River College equine facility. Registration $15 (ends 9:30 a.m. race day), includes drinks, T-shirt, giveaway tickets. Kids under 12 free. Awards, giveaway start 11:30 a.m. To register: visit 711 E. Main St.; call 283-5675, ext. *812.

11th annual Plumas National Forest Fall Fest, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mt. Hough Ranger District at 39696 Highway 70. Hands-on activities, family entertainment, live music, cowboy poet, information booths. Indian Valley Volunteer Fire Department offers hamburger fundraiser, Quincy Elementary School sixth-grade class dessert sale supports watershed education program. Bring blanket or chair. For information: Kathy Powers, 283-7618.

Special concert, 3 p.m., Community United Methodist Church at 282 Jackson St. Featuring John Nilsen playing folk, jazz, classically woven compositions, more. For information: 283-1740.

Special fire prevention event, 3:15 p.m., courthouse lawn. Plumas National Forest, Quincy Volunteer Fire Department present Smokey Bear, firefighting friends, activities, handouts before 4 p.m. showing of Disney’s “Planes: Fire and Rescue” at Town Hall Theatre. Buy tickets at box office. Film shows Fri – Mon 7 p.m., Sun 4 p.m. For event information: PNF, 283-2050.


56th annual Taylorsville Quilters Fall Festival, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Taylorsville Grange Hall. Handcrafted items, homemade cakes, pies, candies, preserves. Luncheon noon, quilt giveaway 2 p.m. Proceeds support historical Taylorsville Church. For information: Sally Williams, 284-6179.

Sun, Oct. 5


Sunday breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 per person.


Wine Tasting on the Terrace, 5 – 7 p.m., Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. Featuring Amador County wines. Drinks, grill and dinner menu available. For information, reservations: 832-5067.


Annual Fall Into Fashion luncheon and show, 12:30 p.m., Longboards Bar & Grill. Fashions from local stores modeled by locals, silent auction, food, no-host bar. Tickets $30, available at Mohawk Community Resource Center, Graeagle Outpost, Graeagle Millworks, Queen Bee Boutique. Proceeds benefit MCRC. For information: 836-0446

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

California Native Plant Society outing, leaves 8 a.m. from Chico Park & Ride west lot (contact leader for alternate meeting site). Mount Lassen Chapter presents Mount Harkness Summit, moderately steep trail with 1,246 feet elevation gain over 1.9 miles. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, lunch, sun/insect protection, windbreaker, money for ride sharing, park pass if available. For information: leader Gerry, 893-5123;

Sun – Sat, Oct. 5 – 11


“The Wonder of the Human Body — Nature’s Most Amazing Creation,” 7 – 8 p.m., Quincy Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2333 Pine St. Live lecture series addresses different topic each night. Open to all, no registration required. For information: 310-2042, 283-1512.

Mon – Thu, Oct. 6 – 9


Fall health screening, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m., North Fork Medical Building at 1060 Valley View Drive behind Plumas District Hospital. Low-cost tests available; must be 18 and up; no appointment necessary. Do not eat for 12 hours prior to blood draw, continue normal intake of water, medications.

Tue, Oct. 7


“Rest of your life” planning workshop, 5:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center at corner of highways 89 and 70 near Corner Barn. Joanne Danielson, of Graceful Transitions Coaching, offers guidance for end-of-life planning. For information: 836-0446,,


Special presentation, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Quincy Collective on corner of Church and Lawrence streets. Feather River College’s New World of Work hosts speakers Tiffiney and Diego Lozano. Light refreshments served.

League of Women Voters forum, 6:30 p.m., Vets Hall. League provides information on ballot propositions, opportunity for questions.

Birds and Wildlife of India, 7 p.m., Plumas County Library meeting room at 445 Jackson St. Plumas Audubon presents John Shower sharing experiences of recent trip to India. For information:

Wed, Oct. 8


Medi-Cal to managed care forum, 1 – 3 p.m., Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Learn about scheduled transition of seniors, people with disabilities to managed care. To register (encouraged): Forest Harlan, 893-8527.

Fri, Oct. 10

Carman Valley:

Field tour, meet 10 a.m. at Calpine Post Office. Tour of fuels reduction, stream restoration projects hosted by Sierra Valley Resource Conservation District, Tahoe National Forest north of Sierraville. Open to the public. To RSVP (encouraged):


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

Feather River Canyon:

Water,Power,FishandFire — TheStairwayofPower. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment Center of Forestry tour. $50 per person. For information: 284-1022.

Fri – Sun, Oct. 10 – 12

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Sat, Oct. 11


Oktoberfest Wine Walk.


Annual Heart K Play Day, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Heart K Ranch. Volunteer work, tours, socializing, bike rides. Barbecue 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. free for volunteers. $20 adults who RSVP before Oct. 7, $5 more after; kids 10 and under free; students $10. Proceeds benefit Heart K restoration projects. To reserve tickets: 283-5758, For directions:

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

Seventh annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk; 7 – 10 a.m.; meet at trailhead to Terrace, Shadow, Cliff Lake trails. Lassen Peak Photography owner Jerri Lee leads professional, amateur photographers on hikes, bringing national event to local area. Bring water, sunscreen, sensible shoes, layered clothing. Walk is free; $10 per vehicle required to enter park. For information:


Feather River Toy Run, noon – 5 p.m., Elks Lodge No. 1884 at 2004 E. Main St. Hosted by Americans Motorcycle Club. All are welcome; admission $15 singles with toys, $20 couples with toys. Lunch 1 – 3 p.m., full bar, live music, prize giveaways. For information: Eric, 820-2414; Russ, 927-7975; Elks Lodge, 283-1680.

Second annual Fractured Fashionistas Fashion Show, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Vets Hall. Runway show of costumes, fashion for October celebrations. No-host bar, free appetizers. Tickets $20 in advance from Plumas Arts. Proceeds benefit Save Our Theatre, Genesee Hysterical Society, Friends of Plumas County Animals. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402; Trisha Aitken, 284-7480.


Annual Indian Taco Dinner, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Grange Hall. Sierra Valley Fire Auxiliary presents fundraiser for Sierra Valley Volunteer Fire Department including giveaway and auction. Adults $10, children $5. For information: Betty, 993-4621.

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