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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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