The two-person ensemble Lost Sierra Ramblers will be performing at the upcoming Olsen Barn Dinner & Dance at the Olsen Barn outside of Chester on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Photo by Stacy Fisher

Upcoming dinner & dance at Olsen Barn

Join in at the Olsen Barn Dinner & Dance, a special dedication ceremony Saturday, Aug. 3, and enjoy the evening with friends, food and music by the Lost Sierra Ramblers to celebrate the conservation and restoration of the amazing 130-year-old Olsen Barn and meadow in Chester. It promises to be a glorious evening of fun!

Drinks and appetizers will be served at 5 p.m.; dinner is at 6 p.m. and includes two beverages — local craft beer provided by Waganupa Brewing, wine or a non-alcoholic beverage.

Tickets include a lovely evening in the barn and a full dinner by Bella Luna Creative Catering of Lake Almanor, featuring grilled tri-tip, apricot chicken, creamy potato gratin, green salad and dessert. A vegetarian option will also be available.

Learn what FRLT is doing to protect and steward this 107-acre property during the event. Take in the amazing views, bring your dancing shoes, and celebrate this iconic community treasure!


Go to to register for the dinner and dance. The cost is $40 for adults and includes two beverage tickets, and $15 for children 12 and under. Credit cards online only.

The main office phone number is 283-5758.

Donations make the difference

The FRLT appreciates the community’s passion and kindness, with the trust now over halfway to its fundraising goal of $50,000!

FRLT staff are grateful for FRLT members like you — more than 1,100 like-minded friends who are passionate about conserving one of California’s most magnificent and bio-diverse regions.

Donations fuel the organization’s push to conserve 75,000 more acres of unique wetlands and meadows by 2021 that will protect clean and plentiful water — a source for 300-plus wildlife species; breathtaking open spaces where people, plants and wildlife thrive; anda vibrant, healthy future for our children.

Only with local help can FRLT ensure that this landscape remains healthy and resilient today and for future generations.