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

Fri, Sept. 26


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

Book signing, 6 – 8 p.m., Chester Elementary School at 158 Aspen St. Marilyn Quadrio signs “Big Meadows and Lake Almanor.” Fundraiser for Chester/Lake Almanor Museum. For information: 258-3194.


Music on the Terrace, Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. Featuring Karl Larson. No cover. Drinks; grill, dinner menus available.


Season finale 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. For information:, 283-0930.


Seventh annual Girls’ Night Out, 4 – 8 p.m., downtown.“Hollywood” theme. Participating merchants offer sales, refreshments, prize drawings, music, more. Start at Carey Candy Co. for program, goody bag. Costume contest at Town Hall Theatre by Sierra Moon Photography.For information:; Ashley, 283-0940.

Artist’s Opening Reception, 5 – 7 p.m., Plumas Arts Gallery at 525 Main St. Featuring locally handcrafted women’s accessories by Cecilia, Caroline Walters. For information: 283-3402.

Hollywood Hair fundraiser, 5 – 8 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Body & Soul Salon employees provide Girls’ Night Out hairdos; donations support Save Our Theatre campaign.

Sat, Sept. 27

American, Meadow valleys:

Plumas-Sierra Master Gardeners tour, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Master gardeners offer advice on vegetable production, firesafe landscaping, weed and pest control, more. Free; open to the public. Bring lunch or eat at local establishment during lunch break. Donations appreciated. Space is limited. For reservations (by Sept. 25): 283-6572.


Prescription Drug Take Back, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 222 Willow Way. Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration accept unwanted drugs for free; service is anonymous.

Book signing, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Books & Beyond at 140 Main St. Marilyn Quadrio signs “Big Meadows and Lake Almanor.” Portion of proceeds go to Chester/Lake Almanor Museum. For information: 258-2150.


Walking tour of forest underburn project, untreated and thinned forests; meet at Heart K Ranch main ranch house at 9 a.m. or post office in Quincy at 8 a.m. for carpool. Bring hiking shoes, water. Free breakfast snacks, drinks provided. For information:


Annual Night at the Graveyard fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., Cy Hall Memorial Museum.Historical dramatic production, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, soup cook-off, silent auction. Cook-off applications due Sept. 19. Tickets $30, available at Sterling Sage, museum. Proceeds benefit museum. For information: Janice Hall Thomas, 619-889-8687.

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

Fifth annualArt & Wine of Lassen, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Celebrate 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act with local artists, musicians, wineries, more. Tasting available with purchase of commemorative glass for $7. Overflow parking at Morgan Summit on Highway 36 east with free shuttle. For information:


Prescription Drug Take Back, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 324 S. Gulling St. Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration accept unwanted drugs for free; service is anonymous.


Our Savior Lutheran Church multifamily garage sale fundraiser, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 298 E. High St. Proceeds go to Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Malaria Campaign. Sale co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, which matches portion of donations. 

Prescription Drug Take Back, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 1400 E. Main St. Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration accept unwanted drugs for free; service is anonymous.

Mon, Sept. 29


Feather River 4-H sign-ups, 6 p.m., Quincy High School cafeteria. Many projects available; participants learn responsibility, life lessons; have fun. For information: Cindie, 249-3064.

Wed, Oct. 1


Veterans’ Dinner, 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.

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. 

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:


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.

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