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First dusting of snow for the season. Photo by Meg Upton

Communities Rising November 3: A Busy November is Underway

     And just like that it’s winter. Wasn’t that a lovely, what, three weeks of fall? Always nice to wake up to a power outage too, although thankfully it seemed to wrap up by 9:30 a.m.

     As we get into the holiday season there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of events in Indian Valley—especially next weekend with Veteran’s Day on the horizon.

     One thing to note — Indian Falls, Warner Valley, Canyon Dam, and Feather River Canyon folks, please let us know how we can announce events or meetings in your area too. Send us your information at [email protected].


Christmas at Crescent Country

     The 37th annual Christmas open house is November 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and November 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Crescent Country in Crescent Mills.

IVRPD Meeting 

     The next IVRPD meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at 5 p.m. at the Historic Taylorsville Hall. Community members are encouraged to attend. Call Judy at (530) 284-6775.


Thrift Store Pop Up Canceled

     The Indian Valley Thrift Shop canceled its Pop-Up Yard Sale Fundraiser scheduled for Veteran’s Day on November 11.

     The Thrift Shop felt that given the impending storm weather, a “four-day activity is not wise. Even if the volunteers and shoppers could withstand the wind, rain/snow, and 50 degrees weather, the donations would get wet and not good for any of us.”

     It sounds like they might finally be having a grand opening soon on the Spot. More information to come as this develops.

     People who have contacted the Thrift Store to provide donations for the sale will be able to give us their bags and boxes.  If you have questions or want to make arrangements, please contact Sherilyn Schwartz at (661) 435-7250 or email [email protected] or Corky Porterfield at (916) 316-8249.

Veteran’s Day

November 11, rain or shine, the Veteran’s Day Parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. and the Harvest Festival is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. Both are on the Spot and will continue as scheduled. Senior students in the valley will be holding an Indian Taco fundraiser at the Spot on Veteran’s Day as well.

The Nutcracker Tea

     High Sierra Ballet Academy is sponsoring “an immersive tea party” with refreshments provided by the Genesee Store and a special guest performance by the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy.” Tickets are $15. Begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 26. Call (707) 502-6797. Natalie Landfield, the ballet’s owner calls it the “perfect mommy daughter date to kick off the Holiday Season.”

Taylorsville Lights Parade

     Have your idea for a float in mind? The Taylorsville Lights Parade wants your float in the 2022 parade that takes place on Saturday, November 26 on Main Street in Taylorsville. Contact Bob Sheridan at (530) 284-7620 for details.

Thanksgiving Art Night

     The Wobbly Potter’s Ceramics and Art Studio is hosting a Thanksgiving Art Night on Friday, November 18 at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Spot in downtown Greenville. Christi Hazelton says “come join us as we create Thanksgiving themed arts and crafts! Participants can look forward to creating cool projects.”

     Hazelton will have music playing, punch and healthy snacks, and art.  Participants take home all projects. She adds that art makers should “dress for the mess.”

     The art studio is next to Region Burger. Donations of art supplies appreciated.

Grand Opening 

Save the date November 19, for Riley’s Jerky grand opening along highway 89 outside Greenville. We’ve all been excited to see the building, salvaged Dixie Fire wood fencing, and trees go up on Kaley Bentz’ property. The grand opening will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To attend, sign up at this website: www.rileysjerky.com.

Silver Linings 

     Our long awaited, reader’s theatre project showcasing what students have learned about themselves in the year since the fire, will take place after the November 19 Dixie Fire Collaborative meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Greenville Elementary School Cafeteria. This show will feature Plumas County students, Dixie Fire Stories Project gallery wall, music by local musician Levi Mullen, and essays by this reporter and Jane Braxton Little. Winners of the student essay contest and prizes will be announced then. Admission is free. This Pachuca Productions project is supported by the Almanor Foundation and the California Humanities and Plumas Arts.

Indian Valley “Turkey Trot” Thanksgiving Day

This year’s race begins at The Spot on Pine Street with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and the race beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 for individuals or $50 for families. T-shirts are available for $10. There are prizes and dog costume competition.

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