Business Scene for the week of 9/12/2014ARBECUE A TASTY RIB, DO YA?
Mark your calendars: The fourth annual Quincy Elks Rib Cook-Off is set for Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you’re one to make a mean BBQ’d pork or beef rib, call or go see John or Tracy Wixted at the Ranchito Motel for an entry form. Otherwise, plan on bringing the family that afternoon to enjoy what promises to be some terrific barbecue. There will also be a silent auction and no-host bar for those so inclined.
SPEAKING OF CHILI COOK-OFFS: WESTWOOD
On Saturday, Sept. 13,from noon to 5 p.m., The Double “G” Iron Horse Saloon in Westwood is hosting the 23rdannual Chimney Fund Chili Cook-Off. In addition to a slew of chili and salsa dishes available for tasting, there will also be barbecue, lots of prizes and a 50/50 cash giveaway. For the kids: games, face painting, a visit by Smokey Bear and great live music for all to enjoy.Proceeds benefit the well-known and highly regarded Chimney Fund. For more information call Mary at 256-2621. It promises to be a fun day, so bring the family.
SECOND SATURDAY ARTIST RECEPTION
An artist reception showcasing the talents of local artist Phil Gallagher is this Saturday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the park in historic downtown Graeagle. Brian and Toni Carl, proprietors of the Red House Art Gallery, are the host of these monthly events.
THE LAST MONDAY IS COMING
Monday, Sept. 15, is the final Monday to enjoy this season’s Barbecue and Mountain Music on the Lawn at Bontaful Gardens Cafe in Blairsden. Owner Janet Canty said the weekly event was loads of fun this year, adding that if you can’t come and enjoy the good food, good music and good weather this Monday then she’ll look forward to seeing you on Mondays next spring. The restaurant remains open serving breakfast and lunch.
ANNUAL VACCINATION CLINIC
In the recognition of National Animal Safety and Protection Month, Dr. Roberta Wiederholt and her staff at the Chester Veterinary Clinic are holding a “walk-in” low-cost vaccination clinic Sept. 8 – 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. They ask that you please bring cats in a cage and dogs on a leash.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: SAVE THE DATE
The seventh annual Girls’ Night Out in Quincy is Friday, Sept. 26. “Hollywood” is the theme this year for this very popular and fun evening that gets underway at 4 p.m. and wraps up around 8 p.m. A fun and challenging Hollywood trivia game is currently being played and will end Friday night, Sept. 26. Stop by each of the following stores for its question (they all have an entry form too): Bargain Boutique, Emily’s Garden, Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books, Moon’s, Plumas Arts Gallery, Forest Stationers, Body and Soul, Little People, The Drunk Brush, Great Northern Hair Co. and Main Street Styles, which is also where you turn in the completed form with all your answers and where the winner will receive a free pair of shoes. All participating merchants will have sales, refreshments and more.
BAKED GOODS FROM THE HOME
Carol and Dana Smith, the owners and chefs of We Bake 4 U, a cottage business in Quincy, are celebrating the completion of their first year in business. They got the idea for this cottage industry home food baking business after completing the culinary arts program at Feather River College and with the passage of Assembly Bill 1616, the Homemade Food Act. If you made it to any of the Quincy Certified Farmers’ Markets this summer, you undoubtedly saw their booth and most likely purchased some of their baked goods. Carol said it proved to be very successful and rewarding for them with “overwhelming” feedback from the community. Beginning this Saturday, Sept. 13, and continuing every Saturday from 10 a.m. until their products are sold out they will be selling baked goods from their home on 1002 Valley View Drive in Quincy.