Gatherings for the week of April 19, 2018

“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, April 19

Opening night! MPAT performance
Modoc Performing Arts Theater’s spring stage production of “CSI-Wonderland” opens tonight, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. with follow up performances on Friday and Saturday nights and a Sunday matinee, April 22 at 3 p.m. at the A.C.T. Niles Theater. Tickets: $10, adults; $5, seniors (age 60 and older) and children, ages 5-18, children 4 and under, free admission. Rated G – suitable for all ages. A dessert auction during intermission of every performance will be part of the fun and benefit MPAT expenses. This production is offered in memory of MPAT friend Celeste Wilder.

Student art now showing
The annual “Student Spring Art Show” - presented by Modoc Middle School and Modoc High School art students, under the direction of instructor Kelly Diaz, is currently showing at the Art Center with over 125 pieces of art now through April 27. Modoc County Arts Council is sponsoring the show at the gallery located at 317 So. Main Street, Alturas. Stop by to see the gallery show.

Gospel acoustic jam night
'Make a Joyful Noise' Gospel Acoustic Jam gathers every Thursday starting
at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a couple hours of rousing Christian music celebrating
Jesus. Non-denominational gathering, everyone is invited to sing or play. Please join at Church of Christ behind Holiday Market, 1450 N. Warner St., Alturas. Donations will go towards utilities/expenses. For more information, call or text Monica at 530-338-1222.

Low-cost deals at Bookworm
The Friends of the Library Bookworm store offers low-cost, slightly used books, DVD’s, VHS tapes, and audio products. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. There is a new teaching materials section and great children’s section. Located west of the main library on W. 3rd St., Alturas.

Blue Star Mothers meet
Modoc County Blue Star Mothers, Inc. meets the third Thursday of each month at the Veterans Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas at 5:30 p.m.
Associate membership is open to fathers and siblings. For more information contact Brooke Mansfield (530) 519-1541.

TOPS can 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, April 20

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

Program for moms, little ones
Early Head Start will host an event for pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old. Playgroup/Socialization will be held Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Topic: Health & Safety - bug bites; activity – making a bird feeder; snack will be provided. Come to 901 N. East A Street, Alturas. Phone: 233-7134/233-7129 with questions or for information about Early Head Start.

Buck a bag winter clothing
This week High Plateau Humane Society's Second Chance Thrift Store is having a buck a bag sale on all winter clothing. All jeans are half price also. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at 114 1st St., Alturas. Phone (530) 233-9277.

See MPAT production
Plan to enjoy Modoc Performing Arts Theater's spring stage production of "CSI-Wonderland" April 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee, April 22 at 3 p.m. at the A.C.T. Niles Theater. Tickets: $10, adults; $5, seniors (age 60 and older) and children, ages 5-18, children 4 and under, free admission. Rated G – suitable for all ages. A dessert auction during intermission of every performance will be part of the fun and benefit MPAT expenses. This production is offered in memory of MPAT friend Celeste Wilder.

T.E.A.C.H Thrift Store
Anyone who donates to the T.E.A.C.H Thrift store on April 25 will be entered to win one of many great prizes. Donations are used to help men and women in crisis and families in need.
The T.E.A.C.H Thrift Store is now open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. This is a unique thrift store located at the side entrance of T.E.A.C.H., Inc. In addition, the store will be open the first Saturday of the month beginning in April and continuing through the summer. Donations are always welcome and if you have any questions please stop by or call the T.E.A.C.H office at (530) 233-3111.

Check out deals at Bookworm
The Friends of the Library Bookworm store offers low-cost, slightly used books, DVD's, VHS tapes, and audio products. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. There is a new teaching materials section and great children's section! Located west of the main library on W. 3rd St., Alturas.

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Saturday, April 21

Earth Day celebration
The Fort Bidwell Paiute Tribe’s Environmental Program is hosting an Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21. The entire community is welcome and there will be activities for all ages, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Modoc District Fairgrounds, Cedarville.

Spring rummage sale
Come and find some great buys Saturday, April 21, 8:00 a.m. until noon at Faith Baptist Church, 810 W Carlos St., Alturas. The proceeds will help Alturas youth go to summer camps.

Lovable dogs available
High Plateau Humane Society has many dogs waiting for their forever home. If you are looking for a lovable dog to share your home please call (530) 233-9277.

Travel to the Holy Land
Prof. Tom Meyer, who has earned two MA degrees in Jerusalem, is presenting a Bible Conference on the Archaeology and Geography of the Holy Land at Faith Baptist Church, 810 W Carlos St, on Saturday, April 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Meyer, who has sailed the Nile River, ridden camels through Jordan, and walked the whole Holy Land, will present a 3-hour lecture with the aim of bringing the Holy Land to Alturas.
“The conference will not only show how archaeology and the Bible agree completely, but also show the connections between the Land and the Word,” Meyer describes. The conference is free. For more information please call (530) 233-2015.

SV Jam plays in afternoon
April’s music jam in Cedarville will be Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. This month marks the final session of the winter schedule. Beginning May 18, the event will revert to Friday evening at 7 p.m. for the summer. All instruments/musicians welcome, as well as all types of music. Whether you’re a beginner or very experienced, come and join the fun. The players also need an audience, so everyone has a part to play. The Surprise Valley Community Church is the location, on 405 Bonner Street, Cedarville. For additional information, call Clarence Wager at (530) 233-5185.

MPAT performance at 7:30

Plan to enjoy Modoc Performing Arts Theater’s spring stage production of “CSI-Wonderland” April 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee, April 22 at 3 p.m. at the A.C.T. Niles Theater. Tickets: $10, adults; $5, seniors (age 60 and older) and children, ages 5-18, children 4 and under, free admission. Rated G – suitable for all ages. A dessert auction during intermission of every performance will be part of the fun and benefit MPAT expenses. This production is offered in memory of MPAT friend Celeste Wilder.

Sunday, April 22 . . . Earth Day

Last chance to see MPAT show
Plan to enjoy Modoc Performing Arts Theater’s spring stage production of “CSI-Wonderland” at the final show on Sunday matinee, April 22 at 3 p.m. at the A.C.T. Niles Theater. Tickets: $10, adults; $5, seniors (age 60 and older) and children, ages 5-18, children 4 and under, free admission. Rated G – suitable for all ages. A dessert auction during intermission of every performance will be part of the fun and benefit MPAT expenses. This production is offered in memory of MPAT friend Celeste Wilder.

Trap, Skeet shoots resume
Trap and Skeet practice is open to all interested at the Alturas Rifle range on Sundays, at 9 a.m. For questions, please call 640-2019.

Monday, April 23

Bring kids for Free movie night
Free admission to the movie, ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ free popcorn and hot chocolate will be offered to all on Monday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the A.C.T. Niles Theater, 127 S. Main St., Alturas. Goodie bags will be given away to the first 150 kids who show up.
This event is sponsored by the Child Abuse Prevention Council, Modoc County Public Health, Modoc County District Attorney’s Office of Victim Services, T.E.A,C.H., Inc, MCOE, Early Head Start and Modoc County Dept. of Social Services.

Celebrate Country Jam
The Alturas Country Jam will be celebrating its 19th year on Monday, April 23, with cake, ice cream and good company. Everyone is welcome to come help celebrate. Alturas Country Jam II meets Monday nights at its new music home at the Federated Church, 307 East 1st Street in Alturas, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free.
Donations will go to the church and for supplies.

See changes at Bookworm
The stock is ever changing at the Friends of the Library Bookworm store. The Bookworm offers low-cost, slightly used books, DVD’s, VHS tapes, and audio products. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. There is a new teaching materials section and great children’s section. Located west of the main library on W. 3rd St., Alturas.

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Tuesday, April 24

Get commodities with proof
TEACH, Inc. will offer commodities at the green door on Tuesday, April 24
from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants must bring proof of income.

Early Head Start events
Tulelake Early Head Start will host the following April events in Tulelake for pregnant moms and children ages 0 – 3. For more information about the program please call (530) 667-3119. April 24, SEC (Skills Enrichment Class) 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Activity: chicken fajitas.

See what Bookworm offers
The Friends of the Library Bookworm store offers low-cost, slightly used books, DVD’s, VHS tapes, and audio products. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. A new teaching materials section and great children’s section are available. Located west of the main library on W. 3rd 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.

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, April 25

Wear Denim Day – see display ads for more information, subscribe now!

Fish, Game & Rec to meet
Modoc County Fish, Game & Recreation Commission will meet Wednesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Annex, 211 East 1st Street, Alturas. New business matters will include: Trapper, Sheep Dog Trials, Game Warden/Adin Area.
Matters under the jurisdiction of the Commission, and not on the posted agenda, may be addressed by the general public at the time provided on the agenda. The Commission limits testimony on matters not on the agenda to three (3) minutes per person and not more than ten (10) minutes for a particular subject.

Grab good deals at Buck-A-Bag
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, April 26

Elks to initiate new member
Alturas Elks Lodge will have its next meeting on April 26. This meeting the Elks will be initiating a new member so members stay for the meeting. Remember to turn in your Purple Pig's as soon as possible. Any questions call Doug Waterman 640-1731.

MORT meeting at USFS
The Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Inter-Agency Group will meet Thursday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m. at Modoc National Forest Headquarters at 225 W. 8th St. in Alturas.

Veterans ride free
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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Western Night to be entertaining
April 27 is set for the 8th annual Western Night sponsored by the Surprise Valley Community Church.  Both new and old friends will present their poems and songs in a two-hour show that celebrates the western life of the past as well as country living today. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a chili supper, and the show will start at 6:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for the evening, or $5 for the supper and $5 for the program.  The church is located at 405 Bonner Street in Cedarville.

Got Talent to help Senior Class
Modoc's Got Talent, a free show featuring Modoc's talent is open to everyone on April 28 at 5:30 pm. at the Niles Hotel, J. E. Niles Room. So. Main St., Alturas.
Donations will be appreciated to benefit the Modoc High School Senior Class fund.

Poet Laureate Dana Gioia to speak
The Modoc County Arts Council is proud to bring Dana Gioia, the Poet Laureate of California, to Alturas. Gioia will speak at the J.E. Niles Room in the Hotel Niles at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30.  Admission is free.

Behavioral Health Board meeting
Modoc County Behavioral Health Advisory Board will meet April 30 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the Health Services building, 441 N. Main St., Alturas. This meeting is open to the public.

Museum opens May 1
May 1, the Modoc County Museum opens for the season. The all-volunteer staff keeps the doors open Tues. through Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. until the end of October.  The first week of May, admission is free. Members always get in free, so come in to find a bit of the old west.

Come out for Bingo night
Join others, ages 18 and up for Bingo nights, at 6 p.m. and on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at the Veterans Memorial Hall, So, Main St., Alturas. The games are hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327. Just show up to play May 1 and 15.

Free Childbirth Ed classes
Now is the time to sign up for the next free five-week series of Childbirth Education classes.  Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. beginning May 3 and ending May 31.  Classes will be held at the Early Head Start Center at 901 NE “A” Street in Alturas.  All expectant women and their birth partners residing in Modoc County are welcome to attend. Instruction on labor support for fathers or labor coaches will also be addressed. Classes are free and offered by Modoc County Public Health and Early Head Start. For more information or to sign up, please call Jennifer at 233-6311.

Rotary Attic Sale
Alturas Rotary’s annual Attic Sale is scheduled for Friday, May 4 from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the former Seab’s True Value building on Main Street, Alturas.

AVFF hosts lunch, event
Alturas Veterans, Family and Friends will host their third annual Spring Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 5 starting at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, lunch of tacos, rice and beans, chips and salsa will be available beginning at 11 a.m. for $8 donation per guest. No charge for veterans. For info or booth rentals or to donate baked goods, please contact Christy Hitchings, 530-640-0288.

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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