FIRST ANNIVERSARY SALE AND SNACKS
Adrienne Anita is celebrating her first anniversary with Mama Fig Yarn & Collective in Graeagle in a big way. She is offering huge discounts on selected yarns, needles and notions — and while you are shopping enjoy her snacks and refreshments. In addition to selling all the materials, books and patterns needed for this craft, she also offers a series of classes that you will find more information about on her website: mamafig.com.
MODEL RAILROAD DISPLAY
✔ The Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. railroad buffs and plant lovers will enjoy huge garden model railroad exhibit featuring a large G scale outside model railroad running through gardens, pine trees, creeks, ponds and villages adorned with hundreds of household plants including a greenhouse from round the world. Retired railroad conductor Chris Skow, who has lived in the Portola-Graeagle area for 50 years, began this project seven years ago and continues to expand it. It’s free and open to the public, be sure to bring the kids, he said. The address is 70155 Woodside Dr., Blairsden. 836-1083. Event is sponsored by Trains & Travel International.
BUSY, ENTERTAINING WEEKEND
We’ll start by talking about the huge annual Labor Day festivities this and sales taking place this weekend around the greater Chester-Lake Almanor area. Events include a Fireworks Show over Lake Almanor (the postponed July 4 show) Saturday at sundown; a craft faire Saturday at the Lake Almanor Country Club, merchants sidewalk sales and more.
✔ This Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30, 31 Riccardo and Wendy Jacobus are holding back-to-back block parties at their Quincy gathering spot, The Drunk Brush. The Michelle Mangione Trio performs there on Friday night and Saturday it’s the Newport Nightingales. Along with the music, enjoy your favorite wine or beer and savor the food available right next door at The Knook. Both block parties are in Grover Alley and begin at 6 p.m.
✔ Then after the block parties on Friday and Saturday mosey on over to the Main Street Sports Bar & Lounge also in downtown Quincy. Friday DJ’s Braidz, Jay Sea Rain and Skrizzy will entertain the night away. Then beginning at 9 p.m. on Saturday enjoy the sounds of the aforementioned Michelle Mangione Trio and their mix of rock, bluegrass and country classics as well as some of their original songs.
✔ On Friday there is a concert down the canyon on Highway 70 at the Feather River Hot Springs featuring the rowdy music of Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours live on the Chicken Coop stage. The price of admission includes a camping spot with food and beverages available. Doors open at 3 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m.
✔ The ever popular and talented Trash Gordon Band is performing at Longboards Bar & Grill at the Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Blairsden on Saturday, Aug. 31. The music starts at 9 p.m. and there isn’t a cover charge. I suggest you plan your evening to include dinner at their famed restaurant with the fabulous view.
✔ The Saturday only, at the Lake Almanor Country Club Recreation area 1, Clifford Gate entrance, it’s the annual Arts & Crafts Faire. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers offered by the Elks Lodge.
✔ And at the Graeagle Fire Hall Friday, Saturday and Sunday it’s the Antiques & Collectibles Fair sponsored by the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce. Shoppers will find a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles presented by reputable dealers.