Gatherings for the week of May 19, 2016

“Gatherings” is meant to provide an information outlet for public service announcements for non-profit groups.  Please include the name of the event, time and date it is scheduled and the place and address at which it is being held, name of sponsor, any cost involved and a phone number for the public to call for more information.

Announcements are published free for non-profit groups as space permits. Send announcements to Gatherings: c/o Modoc County Record, P.O. Box 531, Alturas, CA 96101 or stop by the Record office at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas; phone (530) 233-2632 or e-mail to record1@modocrecord.com. Announcement deadline is 11 a.m. each Wednesday to make the following day’s Record.

Thursday, May 19

Rhonda Haselip Invitational – cheer on the athletes
Special Olympians from several northern California counties will gather at the Modoc High School football field on Thursday, May 19 for the Rhonda Haselip Invitational. Registration will take place at 10:00 a.m. with the opening ceremony scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Come cheer them on.

Join Centennial Celebration
Modoc County Library Centennial Celebration, Thursday, May 19, 5-7 p.m. at the Alturas library, 212 W. 3rd St. All are invited to come and celebrate with us.  Please call Cheryl Baker, County Librarian, at 233-6340 for more information.

Come for free hot meal
A free hot meal of spaghetti, green salad and desserts will be served May 19 at Faith Baptist Church at 5:45 p.m. All are welcome. Come to the church located on the corner at 810 West Carlos St., Alturas. Free meals are offered every third Thursday of the month.

Outdoor Expo in works
The Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Inter-Agency Group
will meet Thursday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m., 225 West 8th St., U.S. Forest Service Headquarters in Alturas. Important Expo planning meeting. Public welcome.

County Road 1 rehab meeting
Tonight, May 19 at 6 p.m., the public is invited to discuss the upcoming road rehabilitation project for County Road 1. Meet at the Senior Center, 502 Main St., Cedarville.  See SV News for further information.

Veterans transport available
The VA van transports veterans free to the VA appointments on Thursdays. Veterans are reminded to schedule primary care appointments for those days. To reserve a van seat or to become a volunteer van driver, please call Tom Blanchette, van coordinator at 233-5414. Volunteer van drivers are desperately needed. For an application, please call the above number.

Childbirth Ed Classes tonight
All pregnant women and their labor partners are welcome to sign up to attend Childbirth Education classes which start tonight, May 19 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Early Head Start Center, 901 East “A” St., Alturas. For more information call Tanya, 233-6311 or show up tonight. Classes are free.

Lighten up
Trying to lose weight? Give Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) 1954 a try. Join the group on Thursdays at the Senior Citizens Center, 906 West Fourth St., Alturas. Weigh-in 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Meetings from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Come find support with TOPS, which has proven successful for many local residents.

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Friday, May 20

Time for Caregivers
Passages, a Family Caregiver Support Group will meet Friday, May 20, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Modoc Senior Center lounge, 906 West Fourth St., Alturas.  The subject will be "Preventing Burnout."  All Caregivers welcome!

Music Showcase at 4 p.m.
Come enjoy a musical performance by the Surprise Valley student musicians on Friday, May 20 at 4 p.m. This free event in the Surprise Valley High School Gymnasium, will feature student soloists, small ensembles, the Middle School Bucket Drumming Ensemble and newly formed High School Concert Band. Refreshments will be sold toe raise funds foer the school district’s music program.

Jam on in Cedarville
The May jam in Cedarville will be Friday, May 20, at the Community Church in Cedarville.  Come and enjoy the music varieties and the assorted instruments that people can play.  The evening is always fun, with everyone welcome to sing, play, laugh, applaud and just have an all-around good time visiting. The entertainment starts at 7 p.m. and the church is located on 405 Bonner Street in Cedarville.  For questions, call Clarence Wager at 233-5185 or the church at 279-6225.

Fun performance, treats
Modoc High Drama Club students will present their stage play “And Then There Was One” opening Friday, May 20 and running through Sunday, May 22 on the Shirley Oxley Social Hall stage at Modoc High.  Show times are at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open half an hour before the show.  Tickets are $5.00, children 5 and under free.  The show runs a little under an hour, including one 10-minute intermission. 
Bring your sweet tooth because the Drama Club will also be running a refreshment stand featuring fresh baked goods.

Brush Arbor Fellowship
Brush Arbor Fellowship invites the community to join them in fellowship, singing, praise and a testimonial church service. Fellowship will meet on Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m., all day on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 at 10 a.m. Located on the XL Ranch, 7 miles north on HWY 395, B.I.A. Route 77. All are welcome! There will be shaded area for friends to gather for lunch or dinner.

Last minute item
The Second Chance thrift store is over-flowing with merchandise donated for the Senior Citizens annual yard sale to be held on Saturday. If you still want to donate large items, feel free to bring them to the store at 114 E.  First Street in Alturas on Friday or after 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Humane Society needs volunteers 
High Plateau Humane Society provides a valuable service to the community and these efforts need many forms of volunteers.  
If you have just a few extra hours a week, please think about helping the animals at High Plateau Humane Society. Call 233-9277 and sign up today or stop by HPHS/Second Chance Thrift Store located at 114 First St., Alturas, open Tuesday-Friday 10:00-4:00 and Saturday 10:00-2:00. 

Saturday, May 21

Yard, bake sales aid Senior Center
Modoc County Senior Citizens Center and the High Plateau Humane Society are teaming up to hold a huge yard sale, both indoors and outside this Saturday. All proceeds will go to the Senior Center and items remaining will be sold at the humane society's thrift store later.
A bake sale will be held at outdoors at the yard sale.  If you want to bake and donate a treat for the bake sale, bring it on Saturday.  This all takes place in Alturas at the corner of First and Court Streets, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gathering to sew
Bring projects to work on Saturday, May 21 and join the Sewing Group from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Art Center, 317 So. Main St., Alturas. Newcomers welcome. This is an informal group. For more information please call Monica at 233-5359.

Annual dinner benefits 4-H’ers
Join Alturas New Pioneer 4-H Club’s 5th Annual Indian Taco Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, May 21 on the Alturas Elks’ Lodge patio from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the gate: $10 per person
Dinner includes: Indian Taco (with all the fixings), Drink and Dessert. An auction, door prizes, food and fun.

Evening performance at Oxley Hall
“And Then There Was One,” Modoc High’s Drama Club performance will be staged on the Shirley Oxley Social Hall stage at Modoc High at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open half an hour before the show.  Tickets are $5.00, children 5 and under free.  The show runs a little under an hour, including one 10-minute intermission. 
Bring your sweet tooth because the Drama Club will also be running a refreshment stand featuring fresh baked goods!

Brush Arbor Fellowship
Brush Arbor Fellowship invites the community to join them in fellowship, singing, praise and a testimonial church service. Fellowship will meet on all day on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 at 10 a.m. Located on the XL Ranch, 7 miles north on HWY 395, B.I.A. Route 77. All are welcome! There will be shaded area for friends to gather for lunch or dinner.

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery on Saturdays at 6 p.m. at the Alturas Baptist Church, 500 West 4th Street. A bible based, twelve-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. All are welcome. 

Sunday, May 22

Final season performance
Last chance to see Modoc High’s production of “And Then There Was One” Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. on the Shirley Oxley Social Hall stage at Modoc High. Doors open half an hour before the show.  Tickets are $5.00, children 5 and under free.  The show runs a little under an hour, including one 10-minute intermission. 
Bring your sweet tooth because the Drama Club will also be running a refreshment stand featuring fresh baked goods!

Brush Arbor Fellowship
Brush Arbor Fellowship invites the community to join them in fellowship, singing, praise and a testimonial church service. Fellowship will meet on Sunday, May 22 at 10 a.m. Located on the XL Ranch, 7 miles north on HWY 395, B.I.A. Route 77. All are welcome! There will be shaded area for friends to gather for lunch or dinner.

Learn more about Latter-day Saints faith
On Sunday, May 22, there will be an Open House invitation Sunday service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), located at 104 East 13th Street, Alturas (just behind the Essex Motel).
Join the worship service, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and learn more about what the Latter-day Saints believe. A potluck luncheon will directly follow the service to allow for socializing and to answer any questions the public may have.

Pop Warner sign ups
The Modoc Football League Pop Warner will have a player sign up and meeting on Sunday, May 22 at the Latchkey building at 809 W. 8th St. in Alturas. The sign ups will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. The cost for registering a player is $150 for single player. There are family rates and possible scholarships available. If you have questions call Ernie Givan 530-640-3234 or Eric Nelson 530-630-1992.

All Church Sing
On Sunday, May 22 at 5 p.m., please join us at the Veteran’s Park, South Main Street in Alturas for a night of food, fun times and Worship Music in the park. All are welcome to attend. Come enjoy the evening festivities, no charge for this event. Sponsored by the Alturas Ministerial Association.

Yappy Hour at Adin Park
Bring your favorite four-legged friend for some fun in the sun. Basic Dog Training School Sundays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Roxanne Wright is a Certified Dog Trainer with 45 years experience working with dogs. Puppies welcome (must have shots). Dogs should be on leash. Bring poop bags and treats.

Trap, skeet shoots begin
Trap and Skeet shoots will be back up and running at the Alturas Rifle & Pistol Range on Centerville Rd., Alturas starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 24.

Monday, May 23

Country jams
Alturas Country Jams are offered each Monday night, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations go to the Flag Fund and supplies. Everyone welcome.

It’s playtime for little ones
Alturas Community Playgroup is open to parents with children ages 0-5. The playgroup meets every Monday from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at 802 N. East Street (right behind Modoc High School). The playgroup will be closed on major holidays.

Tuesday, May 24

Check out low cost spay, neuters
High Plateau Humane Society has low cost spay/neuter certificates available for low-income families. Inquire Tuesday-Friday 10:00-4:00 and Saturday 10:00-2:00 at Second Chance Thrift Store, 114 First and Court Streets, Alturas. For more info call 233-9277.

Come for early Bingo
Join other players, ages 18 and up, for Bingo night Tuesday, May 24 at 5 p.m. in Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. The games are hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327. Just show up to play.
The Auxiliary is now accepting donations for their annual rummage sale. Call 708-0099 for more information or with donation questions. 

Toastmasters at new location
Warner Mountain Toastmasters will meet at the Art Center, 317 South Main Street 12:00 noon to 1:00 P.M., in Alturas on May 24. Look for their sign. If you want to improve your public speaking skills, Toastmasters will help you achieve your goals.  For questions call President Judy Mason 233-6648

Family research Library open
The Family History Library, located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedarville is now open on Tuesdays.  Hours are still 6-8 p.m.  The Library is located at 29971 County Road 1 (Surprise Valley Road) one mile north of hwy 299.  Resources available to the public will include onsite genealogical assistance and high speed Internet access to Ancestry.com, Family Search, and other premium sites (all free of charge).  If you would like to use the Library on another day or time, please call Jerry Cook at 640-2622 at least one day in advance to schedule an appointment.

Send us your classified
Email your classified ad to the Modoc Record before noon Wednesday for the RECORD online and print editions. Email classifieds@modocrecord.com or call 530-233-2632; Fax 530-233-5113.

Wednesday, May 25

Pit BBQ drive thru
The Alturas Lions Club will offer a drive up, take out only, BBQ dinner, on Wednesday, May 25. Walk or roll into the Elks parking lot, no advance tickets necessary, BBQ serving expected to run from 6:30 to 8:30 or 9:00 or when the food runs out. Dinner includes pit-barbecued beef, cowboy beans, green salad and a roll for $10.  Proceeds will be used to provide high school scholarships in the future. The Lions donated five scholarships this year to deserving seniors. May 25 is also the Modoc High School Scholarship night.

SV Early Education Round-up
Surprise Valley Early Education Round-up Wednesday, May 25 from 5 – 6 p.m. at Surprise Valley State Preschool, 790 High St., Cedarville. Come sign up and see the early education progression the district offers for children’s education and quality developmental care for children age 0-5. Spaces are limited. See SV News this issue, for more information.

Free adult Flu shots
Every Wednesday now from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., Modoc County Department of Health Services offers an Adult Flu Clinic with free flu shots. Stop by 441 North Main St., Alturas or call 530-233-6311 for more information. Shots are free of charge and subject to availability. The flu clinic changed from Tuesdays to Wednesdays effective this week and for the future.

Buck-a-Bag deals, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays
The Buck-A-Bag trailer is open from noon until 4 p.m. each Wednesday. Find great deals at the Buck-a-Bag Trailer located directly north of the Alturas library’s parking lot, on the northeast side of the library on West Third Street.

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Thursday, May 26

MHS Athletics Booster meeting
Modoc High School Athletics Booster Club will be holding its next meeting Thursday, May 26. The meeting will be held in the Modoc High School library at 5:30 p.m. Please join in supporting our student athletes.

Expecting Foodlink delivery
Modoc County is expecting a Food Link delivery giveaway for low-income families on May 26 at Veterans’ Park, So. Main St., Alturas. Please bring your own boxes. The food giveaway will start when the truck arrives between 11:30 a.m. and 1 pm. And it ends when those present have received food once. The offer is made possible by the sponsorship of Lassen County Council, Modoc Food Bank, T.E.A.C.H., Inc and Foodlink Sacramento, USDA Commodities. Call Lola at 233-3111 with questions.

Coming Soon . . .

Spring Luncheon returns
An array of sandwiches, salads, desserts, a raffle drawing and chance to enjoy the company of others, awaits ticket holders at the May 27 Spring Luncheon. Doors will be open at Christian Life Assembly’s hall at 225 West B Street, Alturas with serving from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.25 per person. Reservations/tickets available by calling 233-2804 or 233-5772. Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Ministry.

Buddy Poppy Day
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3327 members will station themselves at various Alturas location May 27 to offer Buddy Poppies for donations. All that is asked, is to wear the red Buddy Poppy on Memorial Day.

Healing Service
All are welcome to the Healing Service Saturday, May 28 at 4 p.m. at
St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 310 North St., Alturas.

Help will be welcomed
Veterans will be placing U.S. Flags on veterans’ grave markers at the Alturas Cemetery on Saturday, May 28. They will begin at 9 a.m. and welcome the public’s help.

Ft. Bidwell Barbecue
On Sunday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Fort Bidwell Volunteer Fire Department will host a fun, family day with a barbecue, vendors, a Ducky Derby from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Civic Hall park in the center of Ft. Bidwell. Pre-sale tickets $15 at Seab's True Value or Page's Market and will be available at the entry. Children under 5 eat for free and kids ages 6 to 12 are $10. See article for more information.

Memorial Day closures
Monday, May 30 the Modoc Record office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. The office will reopen Tuesday, May 31, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Schools, County, City, State and Federal offices, U.S. Post Offices and Banking institutions will be observe the holiday with closures May 30.

Memorial Day Service
Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 will be a time to remember and honor all who have sacrificied their lives in service to this country’s military. The public is invited to attend the service to be given by veterans on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at the Alturas Cemetery flagpole.

Get set for Kids’ Fish Derby
The annual Rotary Kids’ Fish Derby will be held at Pine Creek Reservoir near Alturas, on Saturday, June 4, from 9 until 11 a.m. Children 12 and under are eligible to participate and must provide their own fishing poles and bait.
Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish and most fish caught or first to limit out, one each for a boy and girl in both categories. Each child who enters receives a ticket which will determine who wins the two bikes – one for a boy and one for a girl, during the drawing.

Garden Club Plant Sale
The Alturas Garden Club will be holding their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Historic Whistle Stop Depot, corner of East and Fourth Streets.  A large variety of locally grown plants, flowers and shrubs will be offered.  Additionally, a Master Gardener along with Garden Club members will be available to answer attendees’ questions.

Support Groups

Modoc County Inter-group Council AA/Al-Anon/NA Meeting Schedule AA Helpline/Meeting Info: 877-880-2880.


Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Alturas NA Mondays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., 105 West Carlos St., Alturas. No meetings in Surprise Valley at this time.


Alturas AA Brown Baggers at 110 West Carlos Street, is open Monday-Saturday, 12 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Hilltoppers Group at Federated Church, 307 East First Street, is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8:00 p.m., non-smoking.


Traditions Group at Faith Baptist Church, 700 West Carlos Street (Corner of Carlos & West), is open Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., non-smoking.


Alturas Al-Anon Al-Anon Group at 110 W. Carlos St., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., non-smoking.


Adin AA/NA every Sunday, 5 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin.


Cedarville AA Valley Serenity Group at Surprise Valley Community Church is open Sunday at 5:30 p.m., non-smoking.


Sunrays of Hope is a wellness and recovery non-profit, drop-in self-help center focusing on socialization. The center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 113 East North St., Alturas in the Lederer Building. Contact Billy Diaz, Director or Ida Baca, Operations Manager for more information at 530-233-9696 or 530-233-7222. Transportation available.


Celebrate Recovery - Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Alturas Baptist Church, 500 West 4th Street - a bible based, twelve-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. All are welcome.
Looking for a place to meet? Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays - Sunrays is available to sponsor the center for private or non-profit groups. Please call Sunrays at 530-233-9696 or 530-233-7222 and leave a message for a call back.

 

Looking for a place to meet? Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays - Sunrays is available to sponsor the center for private or non-profit groups. Please call Sunrays at 530-233-9696 or 530-233-7222 and leave a message for a call back.

 


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