Gatherings for the week of December 7, 2017

“Gatherings” is meant to provide an in formation 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, December 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance
In honor of those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor in 1941, American Legion Post 163, Veterans of Foreign Wars and VFW Auxiliary will be holding a short ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 508 So. Main St., Alturas. There will be a 45-minute ceremony, with various speakers, and a brief slide show, say organizers. Patricia Demick Cantrall will lead the singing of the “Star Spangled Banner,” as well as other military service songs. Desserts and beverages will be available after the ceremony. Admission is free, however donation cans will be available for those who wish to help support the local Veteran organizations.

TOPS wants to help
Trying to lose weight? Give Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) 1954 a try. Join the supportive group on Thursdays at the Senior Citizens Center, 906 West Fourth St., Alturas. The group welcomes newcomers to join them at their weekly 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, December 8

The Modoc Record office closes at 1:00 p.m. every Friday.

Christmas Faire in SV
The Christmas Faire will be held on Friday, December 8, at the Cedarville Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Prize drawings throughout the day.
Santa will also jingle his way in to see the little girls and boys. Live music by Marty Barlese of Nixon, NV.

Sale to keep the heat on
On sale -- winter weather wear--coats, jackets, sweaters, winter clothes $2 to $7 each. Keep warm this winter; nice selection. Stop by Friday, Dec. 8 at the Senior Center, Cedarville, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds go to help pay the Senior Hall electric bill. Stop by and buy some warm winter weather wear.

Evenings of Christmas stories, songs, treats
Surprise Valley SDA Church at Washington and Garfield in Cedarville will present "Christmas Stories" on Friday evening Dec. 8, 15 and 22 at 6:30 p.m. Come enjoy evenings of stories, songs and light refreshments.

Art Center opens local show
The Art Center's December Gallery & reception will feature local artwork on Friday, Dec. 8 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at 317 So. Main St., Alturas. Join the community, forgeries and members show featuring local artwork.

Holiday event for Early Head Start
Early Head Start Event: For pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old. Parent Meeting: Friday, December 8, 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Santa Pictures: 11 a.m. - noon. Topic: Winterfest; lunch provided at 901 N East A Street, Alturas Phone: 233-7134/233-7129.

Humane Society available
High Plateau Humane Society's Second Chance Thrift Store and pet adoption center is located at the corner of First and Court Streets, 114 1st St., Alturas. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Phone (530) 233-9277.

Saturday, December 9

Get set for Christmas
Federated Church Toy Sale! Experienced dolls, stuffed animals, games, puzzles, children's books and movies, cars, trucks, stocking stuffers and baby toys. New items added each week. Come by 307 East 1st Street, Alturas from 10 a.m. - noon, this Saturday, Dec. 9 for lots of great gifts for the kids on your Christmas list.

VFW Post to meet
VFW Post 3327 is having a regular member meeting on December 9 at 10:30 a.m. in Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. It is hoped all members can make it and bring a friend.

American Legion Post to decide dates
American Legion Post 163 invites all of its members to attend the December meeting this Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall at 508 S Main St., Alturas. It is important for members to attend this meeting as one of the topics on the agenda is the possibility of changing the meeting day and time. Come make your voice heard. 

Rotary Holiday Tea
“The Spirit of Christmas” is the theme for the 11th Annual Holiday Tea, organized by the Rotary Club of Alturas. The event is Saturday, December 9, at Faith Baptist Church at the corner of Carlos and West Streets in Alturas. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with seating at noon. Tickets remain at $25 each. For information on hosting a table or for other questions about the Tea contact Sandy Stevenson at 640-2007.
Yappy Hour
Alturas Yappy hour meets every Saturday at noon at Veterans Park in Alturas. Bring your immunized canine friend for free, fun, dog obedience and agility socialization, says organizer/dog trainer Roxanne Wright. For more information call her at 805-400-7080. Small donation is appreciated for fuel supplies and treats.

Sunday, December 10

Yappy Hour
Join Yappy Hour at Adin Park Sundays at 3 p.m. Dog Trainer Roxanne Wright invites all dog owners to meet every Sunday. Bring your canine friend for fun, free dog obedience and agility socialization. For more information/questions, call Roxanne at (805) 400-7080.

Trap, skeet shoots
Trap and skeet shooting is back up and operating. Come out to try your skill or watch at the Sunday morning Trap and Skeet shoots at the Alturas Rifle & Pistol Range on Centerville Rd., Alturas starting at 9 a.m. Members and non-members welcome. Inquire about membership too, if interested in joining and supporting the Gun Club’s facility and events.

Monday, December 11

Country Jam heats up
Join the Country Jam at Veterans Memorial Hall, 508 So. Main St., Alturas. Live country music every Monday night, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations go to the Flag Fund and supplies. Everyone welcome.

Stop by Bookworm for deals
Friends of the Library “Bookworm” offers nearly new to slightly used books at a low cost. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from noon until 4 p.m. Located on the west side of the Main Library on West Third St., Alturas.

Tuesday, December 12

Early Head Start offers December programs
Modoc Early Head Start in Tulelake will be holding a Policy Council meeting on December 11 at 3:30 p.m. via video conference. Winterfest on Dec. 13, 10 a.m. – noon, with Christmas decorations and activities. Please call (530) 667-3119 for more information. The programs are open to pregnant women and children 0 - 3 years of age.

Pick up Bookworm deals
Friends of the Library “Bookworm” offers nearly new to slightly used books at low cost. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Located on the west side of the Main Library on West Third St., Alturas.

Veterans transportation
The VA van transports veterans free to the VA appointments. Veterans are reminded to schedule on Tuesdays to Susanville and Thursdays to Reno. To reserve a van seat or to become a volunteer van driver, please call Pete Dubois, 530-233-3567. Volunteer van drivers are desperately needed. For an application, please call the above number.

Humane Society available
High Plateau Humane Society’s Second Chance Thrift Store and pet adoption center, located at the corner of First and Court Streets, 114 1st St., Alturas will move to winter hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Phone (530) 233-9277.

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 (530) 640-2622 at least one day in advance to schedule an appointment.

Sell or find something
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, December 13

Elks Hoop Shoot for youth
Alturas Elks Lodge #1756 will be holding its annual Hoop Shoot Contest on Wednesday, December 13 at 3:15 p.m. at the Modoc Middle School Gym on West Fourth Street, Alturas. Boys and girls ages 8-13 (as of April 1, 2018) are eligible to compete in three age divisions; 8-9 years old, 10-11 years old and 12-13 years old. The winner and an alternate for each age division will be chosen. Winners will qualify to compete at the District Hoop Shoot held at Feather River College in Quincy, CA on January 21, 2018. Elks encourage everyone to come and participate in the fun event. For questions call Curtis Schmidt at 233-7201 ext. 320 or Doug Waterman at 640-1731.

Big, free holiday movie event
The first 120 children will receive a personalized stocking stuffed with surprises. Everyone will be entered in a raffle for 100 types of prizes, as part of the fun at the film showing of “Rise of the Guardians” – a free holiday movie event on December 13 at the A.C.T. Niles Theater. Modoc County Department of Social Services: Child Abuse Prevention is hosting the free family oriented holiday movie. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Full snack bar will be available. Free small popcorn and hot chocolate.

Enjoy sounds of the season
The Modoc High School Concert Band will be back on stage to perform "A Night in December" – a holiday concert on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shirley Oxley Hall of Modoc High. Come enjoy instrumental and vocal music by MHS music students. In addition to some holiday music, the band will perform two selections in dedication to those who went through some tragic events this fall. Samatha Michelle will sing a selection or two along with Clarissa Allert performing a seasonal carol on her clarinet. Don't miss their "Gift of Music" to their community.

Share the Love Food drive opens
Big Valley 50 Plus is holding a food basket item drive on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Bieber Library, Bridge Street in Bieber. Food Baskets for local families of the Intermountain Area are the goal and donations at the Big Valley 50 Plus and Big Valley Family Resource Center may be dropped off during regular business hours before Dec. 20.

Buck-a-Bag deals
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.

Thursday, December 14

‘A Martian Christmas’ to share
Join State Line scholars as they perform an endearing production that reminds all about the Christmas sentiments of giving, caring, and the love of family and friends both new and old. "A Martian Christmas" performance allows the students to give a big thank you to friends, families, and the community-at-large that continues to support the ongoing successes of State Line School. Please plan to attend and enjoy the evening, Thursday, December 14, at State Line School in New Pine Creek. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. and doors open for seating at 6:30 p.m. Attendance is free of charge with refreshments served after the performance.

Elks final gathering of the year
Alturas Elks Lodge will meet only once in December on Thursday the 14th. Cocktails start at 6 p.m.; Dinner will start at 7 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 8 p.m.
“We hope to see everyone who can attend, as this is the last meeting of the year. Have a Merry Christmas,” says Doug Waterman who can be reached at 640-1731 for any questions.   

Block M Tourney opens
The Rotary Clubs of Alturas and Alturas Sunrise join Modoc High School staff in sponsoring the school’s annual Block M Basketball tournament, December 14-16.            Teams competing in the tournament this year will be Modoc Braves, Lakeview Honkers, Tulelake Honkers, and Portola Tigers. The tourney starts Thursday afternoon at 1:40 p.m. with JV girls, Modoc against Portola. Thursday will also have the dedication ceremony, this year in memory of the late Janet Server. Mrs. Server was a long-time Alturas teacher who touched the lives of many students. Friday’s action will begin at 8:30 a.m. with JV girls, Portola against Tulelake, with the last game pitting the boys varsity teams, Modoc against Tulelake. Friday afternoon from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. a Welcome Dinner of roast beef, baked potatoes and salad will be available in the high school’s social hall. The dinner is available to players, coaches, officials and other tournament staff at no cost and open to the public for a suggested donation of $10.
Veterans transportation
The VA van transports veterans free to the VA appointments. Veterans are reminded to schedule on Tuesdays to Susanville and Thursdays to Reno. To reserve a van seat or to become a volunteer van driver, please call Pete Dubois, 530-233-3567. Volunteer van drivers are desperately needed. For an application, please call the above number.

Low cost pet fixes
HPHS has low cost spay/ neuter certificates available. Stop by High Plateau Humane Society’s Second Chance Thrift Store on the corner of First and Court Streets, 114 1st St., Alturas on Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Phone (530) 233-9277.

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Afternoon Jam in SV Dec. 16
The December Jam in Cedarville will fall in the middle of the Christmas season, so bring favorite Christmas songs and carols.  Both old and new music will help all celebrate with the musicians and the audience. The date is Saturday, December 16, at 2:00 p.m.  Hopefully weather issues will be avoided and everyone can show up. The Jam is held at the Surprise Valley Community Church at 405 Bonner Street.  Call Clarence Wager at 233-5185 with any questions.  

Plan ahead for Bingo
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327 in Alturas will sponsor Bingo night on December 19. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m. in a warm Veterans’ Memorial hall, So. Main St., Alturas. All players 18 and older welcome to join the fun.
Bingo will also be hosted on New Year’s Eve at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.  Regular bingo buy-in of $10, $5 for additional sheets.  Two games sold on the floor, with a black out bingo for $100.  Please bring a potluck dish.  Drawings at half time for gifts.

Support Groups

MS Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month. Group starts at 1 p.m. at 105 E. Walnut Street, Adin. All are welcome to learn more or offer information to others. For more details, call 530- 299-4267.

Modoc County Inter-group Council AA/Al-Anon/NA Meeting Schedule AA Helpline/Meeting Info: 877-880-2880.
Local 12 Step Meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Monday:
12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #4, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
8:00-9:00 PM-Federated Church, Alturas

Tuesday:
12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM- Faith Baptist Church, Alturas

Wednesday:
12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas

Thursday:
12:00-1:00 PM -204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
5:30-6:30 PM-Cedarville Community Church
7:00-8:00 PM-1204 W. 12th #5, Alturas

Friday:
12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
8:00-9:00 PM-Federated Church

Saturday:
12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #4, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas

Sunday:
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
8:00-9:00 PM Federated Church

Al-Anon Meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM- 204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
A.C.A./Al-Anon, an introduction to 12-Step for Adult Children of Alcoholics or for youth, meets Mondays, 3:30 -4:30 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin

NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meetings have moved: meets Mon. & Fri at 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays: “Just for Today and Topic Discussion” ; Fridays: Step Study. Meet at  204 W. 12th St, #5, Alturas.
First Monday of the month, 5- 6 p.m. at 204 W. 12th St., #5, Alturas. Emergency hotline: 1-888-982-8161. “That no addict seeing recovery need ever die.”

Adin AA/NAevery 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. 

 


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