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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 otherwise listed.

Wed, Oct. 29


Free drive-thru flu vaccination clinic, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 7620 Highway 89. Sponsored by Eastern Plumas Health Care. In inclement weather moves to Graeagle Fire Hall.


Workshop for Small-Business Owners and Local Freelancers, 4 – 7 p.m., Quincy Collective at 91 Church St. Presented by SamaUSA, Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce. For information: Amy Schulz, 283-0202, ext. 358. To register (free):

Thu, Oct. 30


Fourth annual costume party and mixer, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Morning Star Log Furniture at junction of highways 89 and 36. Everyone welcome; includes food, bar cart.


Free drive-thru flu clinic, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Eastern Plumas Health Care at 500 First Ave. In inclement weather moves to Portola Memorial Hall.


Book in Common presentation, 12:15 – 1 p.m., the Gallery at Feather River College. Chris Connell presents literary aspects of “The Book Thief.” Free; open to all.

Fall Festival, 5:30 – 8 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Quincy Parent Cooperative Organization hosts carnival-style games, costume contest, old-fashioned cake walk, sixth-grade fundraising dinner, more. For information: Amber McMichael, 927-9589.

Free screening of “Web,” 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Presented by FOCUS Film Festival, various Feather River College groups. Panel discussion follows. Open to all.

Fri, Oct. 31


Merchants’ Safe Trick or Treat, 3 – 5 p.m., Main Street. Costume contest at Good Vibrations, 278 Main St.; storefront contest; prizes. Presented by Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce, local business community. For information about storefront contest: 258-2426.

Costume and Cuisine party, 6 – 9 p.m., Lake Almanor Tavern at 384 Main St. Costume contest for most original, scariest, best couple. Reservations recommended. For information: 258-2100.


Dia de los Muertos, Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. Special end of Dragon golf season party, Mexican-themed dinner, classical Spanish guitar with Andrew Ohren in the Wigwam room. For reservations: 832-5067.


Halloween Party, 6 p.m., Genesee Store at 7201 Genesee Road. Food, live music. $5 cover, no-host beer and wine bar.


Halloween party, doors open 7 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. 18 and up (ID required); wear costumes and “prepare to glow.” Cover charge $10, $5 before 9 p.m. Music, blacklights, drink specials, billiards, dancing. $25 off room reservations. For information: 283-0930.

Hamilton Branch:

Halloween costume party, Pizza at the Branch. Costume contest with prizes, live performance by Preacher and the Pagan, other activities. Tickets $10. All proceeds go toward Heather Stephens’ medical expenses. For information: Pizza at the Branch, 596-4505.

Lake Almanor:

18th annual Harvest Festival, 5 – 8 p.m., Lake Almanor Community Church at 2610 Highway A13. Admission: one large bag candy per family, or one can food per individual. All booths, activities free. Includes trunk-or-treat, crafts, games, face painting, dunk tank, cakewalk, giant slide, obstacle course, air-soft shooting. Low-cost meal includes super nachos, chili, baked potatoes, hot dogs, pies. Costumes (nothing scary, inappropriate) encouraged. For information: LACC, 596-3683; Beth Foster, 816-2110.


Free drive-thru flu clinic, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Enter Fairground Road, exit Lee Road. In inclement weather moves inside one of fairgrounds buildings.

Pet Costume Contest, 4:30 p.m., Dame Shirley Plaza. American Valley 4-H dairy goat project kids organize, judge contest open to all pet species in conjunction with downtown trick or treat. Prizes, awards; all pets must be under owners’ control.

Rockin’ Halloween Bash, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., Plumas Club at 443 Main St. Live music by The Pinelli Band, costume contest, pumpkin pie shots, drink specials, prizes. No cover charge; must be 21 or over. For information: 283-4094.

Halloween Night, 9 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. DJ Vangloryous starts 9:30. Costume contest, both bars open, drink specials; costume prizes for scariest, most creative, best couple. For information: 283-9788.


Inaugural Trunk or Treat, 5 – 6 p.m., downtown. Followed by Fall Carnival, 6 – 8 p.m., Westwood Community Center. Sponsored by Westwood Unified Parent Teacher Student Association. For information: Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce, 256-2456,

Sat, Nov. 1


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

Soup tasting supper, 5 – 8 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. Proceeds benefit Lake Almanor Elks Christmas Angels Project. 5 p.m. drinks, social hour, prize preview; 6 p.m. dinner with 10-plus soups, breads, desserts; 7 p.m. prize giveaway. Advance tickets $10per person, available at Elks Lodge, Edward Jones office at 361 Main St. $12.50 at the door. For information: Alice Ross, 310-5098.

Lassen Volcanic National Park:

California Native Plant Society outing, leaves 8:30 a.m. from Chico Park & Ride west lot (contact leader for alternate meeting site). Mount Lassen Chapter presents Drakesbad to Devils Kitchen, moderately difficult 4.2-mile round trip hike to view flowered meadows, geothermal features. For information: leader Gerry, 893-5123.


Plumas CASA orientation/informational meeting, 591 W. Main St. Prospective volunteers learn more about court-appointed special advocate program. For information: 283-2227.

Sun, Nov. 2


Hoop Shoot contest, 10 a.m., Feather River College multipurpose room (gym). Quincy Elks Lodge No. 1884 hosts national contest for boys, girls 8 – 13. Free; winners advance to next level. For information:; Dude McMaster, 283-0670 before 8 p.m.

Tue – Wed, Nov. 4 – 5


“The Fatal Fifties Affair.” 6 p.m. cocktails, appetizers, entertainment at West End Theatre; 7:30 p.m. dinner and show at Moon’s Restaurant. Feather River College Foundation presents murder mystery dinner theatre. Costume prizes. Tickets $40, available at Carey Candy Co., Moon’s. For information: 283-9900.

Wed, Nov. 5


Wino Wednesday, Longboards Bar & Grill. Featuring Italian wines. Casual evening with wine flights, small plates. $45 per person; very limited seating. For reservations: 836-1111.


Anniversary celebration, noon – 1 p.m., American Valley Toastmasters Club at Plumas Bank Loan Administration Building at 32 Central Ave. Open house, light refreshments, presentation by Katie Bagby. Free, open to public. For information: 283-0317.

Thu, Nov. 6


Mindfulness in Action Workshop, 9 a.m. – noon, large public health conference room at 270 County Hospital Road Suite 206 (Courthouse Annex). Free conversational and participatory workshop explores mindfulness therapy in daily life and work. For information: 283-6337.

Over-snow vehicle use meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Plumas National Forest meeting open to everyone. For information: Kathy Mick, 707-562-8859.

Fri, Nov. 7


The Back 40 in concert; doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30; West End Theatre. Presented by dramaworks. Tickets available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books,

Fri – Sun, Nov. 7 – 9

Indian Valley:

Christmas Open House. List of participating businesses on Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce website.

Sat, Nov. 8


Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Proceeds benefit MCRC. For information: 836-0446.


Wine pairing dinner, 6:30 p.m., Longboards Bar & Grill. Featuring Pine Ridge Vineyards wines, five-course meal. $79 per person includes tax and tip. Seating limited. For reservations (required): 836-1111.


All-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m., Feather River Grange Hall. United Bikers of Northern California presents fundraiser for local veterans, other local charities every second Saturday November – April. $6. For information: Dave or Helen Reynolds, 283-4950.

Sierra Valley:

Junior pheasant hunt, Green Gulch Ranch. Presented by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Harrison family. Hunters must be under 16, have 2014 junior hunting license, be accompanied by adult hunter. Includes trap shooting, barbecue by Plumas County Fish and Game Commission. To apply (by 4 p.m. Oct. 15): Terri Weist, CDFW biologist, 836-0889;


BBQ and Bands party, Community Grange. Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner served 6:15, music starts 7:30. Proceeds support Grange, Taylorsville and Greenville Methodist churches. Adult tickets $20, include one glass of wine; kids’ tickets $10. For information: Bonnie Kesloff, 284-6210

Tue, Nov. 11


Honor guard ceremony, 11 a.m., Shady Grove Cemetery. Veterans of Foreign Wars High Sierras Post 3758 offers prayer, 21-gun salute, taps to honor all veterans. Flag retirement ceremony follows 1 p.m. at park adjacent to Veterans Memorial Hall (weather dependent).


Free screening of “The Book Thief,” 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Special film appreciation class session presented as Book in Common event; open to all.

Wed, Nov. 12


Wino Wednesday, Longboards Bar & Grill. Featuring chardonnay, pinot noir. Casual evening with wine flights, small plates. $45 per person; very limited seating. For reservations: 836-1111.


Holiday Tasting, 5 – 8 p.m., Evergreen Market. Samples, holiday ideas, live music by Joe Tomaselli and Last Man Standing, special wine tasting to benefit Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. Open to everyone.


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