Gatherings for the week of February 15, 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, February 15

MORT meeting today
The Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Inter-Agency Group
will meet and hear special guest Kristy Hoffman, from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, talk about upcoming grant opportunities. Join the meeting today, Feb 15, 3:00 p.m. at Modoc National Forest Headquarters, 225 W. 8th St., Alturas. Public welcome.

Hot feast at Faith Baptist
All are welcome to enjoy the Feast for the Father on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 810 W. Carlos Street, Alturas. Come to enjoy the free meal of meat loaf, mashed potatoes, salad and dessert. To check on transportation availability, please call Ida at Sunrays (530)708-0459.

Soup Lunch in Tulelake
Presbyterian Women of Tulelake will serve a soup lunch to all on
Thursday, Feb. 15, from 11:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church, 442 Second Street, Tulelake. Enjoy a choice of two homemade soups, Ham and Bean or Tortellini Vegetable, plus bread, coffee/tea/juice, and dessert. Take-out will be available. Reserve March 15 for another soup lunch.

AVID Family Night at AES
Alturas Elementary School will be having an AVID Family Night on Thursday, February 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the AES Multipurpose room. AES students will have the opportunity to win a reading bundle, complete with a Kindle. 
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. Modoc’s school district has committed to the philosophy and strategies that go along with AVID. These AVID strategies have been proven to increase student achievement and heighten engagement, which in turn will prepare students for high school, college, and careers.

Blue Star Mothers meet
Modoc County Blue Star Mothers, Inc. meets the third Thursday (Feb. 15) of each month at the Veterans Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas at 5:30 p.m.
Membership is open to mothers whose children are serving in the US military or who have been honorably discharged. Associate membership is open to fathers and siblings. Gold Star Mothers are also welcome. A Gold Star Mother is one whose child has died in service to our country. For more information contact Brooke Mansfield (530) 519-1541.

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.

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, Feb. 16

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

Fun, informative program
Pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old are invited to Early Head Start for Playgroup/Socialization on Friday, Feb. 16, 10 -11:30 a.m. Topic: oral health care; activity: tooth art. Join them at 901 N East A Street, Alturas. Phone: 233-7134/233-7129 to learn more about the program.

Rummage Sale opens at Vets Hall
AVFF (Alturas Veterans Family and Friends) will be having a rummage sale February 16 and 17 at the Veterans Memorial Hall on Main St., Alturas. Friday's sale hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Donations will be accepted and should be delivered on February 15 from 2-4 p.m. at Veterans Hall. For more information, please contact Christy Hitchings at 640-0288. No pick-up of donated items will be available.

Meet adult cats, dogs in need of loving homes
High Plateau Humane Society has several beautiful adult cats and dogs looking for loving homes. Please stop by and see these beauties at Second Chance Thrift Store. 114 E. 1st St., open Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or call (530) 233-9277.

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.

Treat someone every week
The Modoc County Record office is open 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas. Subscription gift certificates available.

Saturday, February 17

Jam time in Cedarville – don’t be shy
February's Jam in Cedarville is scheduled for Saturday, the 17th at 2 p.m.  All musicians and instruments are welcome. 
“If you are nervous about performing in front of an audience, don't worry!  We're happy to support novices and experts alike, and really want to see newcomers,” say organizers.
The event is located at the Surprise Valley Community Church at 405 Bonner Street in Cedarville.  The audience is as important as the players,
so come to listen and visit at the very least. For information, call Clarence Wager at (530) 233-5185. 

Saturday Sewing at Art Center
Come sew with others Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Bring a project or just stop by for encouragement. All needlecrafts, ages and skill levels welcome.
“Check out our quilt display in the gallery. Our skilled members love to teach this cozy, creative hobby!” encourage organizers. “While our group collects no dues, we encourage everyone to support The Art Center through an annual subscription.” Questions? Call or text Monica at 530-338-1222. 

See MCT’s ‘King Arthur’s Quest’
Enjoy a magical performance featuring local youths on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1:00 p.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. at the A.C.T. Niles Theater, Alturas. Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “King Arthur’s Quest”. Pick up tickets before showtime at the theater box office: $10, adults; $8, students and seniors.

Rummage Sale at Vets Hall
AVFF (Alturas Veterans Family and Friends) will be having a rummage sale February 17, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall on Main St., Alturas. For more information, please contact Christy Hitchings at 640-0288.

Taste of Modoc tickets on sale
Get tickets for Taste of Modoc's Bow Wow Meow Luau on sale now at Second Chance Thrift Store, located at 114 E. 1st St. open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Adults tickets, $30 and kids $15.

Big Valley Community Conversations
Bring ideas for keeping the community safe and healthy for a community conversation over coffee and tea with bakery items on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin. Join the Big Valley Community Conversation and learn more about the Community Wellness Center at the same time.

Join Yappy Hour
Yappy Hour in Alturas meets Saturdays at noon, weather permitting at the Veterans Park. 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, February 18

Bingo, Dinner for SVJUSD sports
Play to win big at the SV Booster Club's Big Bucks Bingo night on Sunday, Feb. 18; held at the SV Elementary School gym, Cedarville. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and games begin at 5:30 p.m. 
Available packages include the Big Bucks ($15) for one, all you can eat chili dinner, dessert raffle ticket and one package of nine cards; Bingo only $10 includes one package of nine cards; single Bingo card, $5 or dinner only $8 all you can eat chili with cornbread, a drink and one dessert raffle ticket. Game payouts are progressive - $50 to $150. All proceeds from the event go towards SVJUSD sports programs.

JLS Market Beef tagging
Junior Livestock Show market beef tagging dates follow:
Surprise Valley on February 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Surprise Valley High School. Big Valley on February 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Big Valley Veterinary Center in Adin.

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.

Monday, February 19 . . . Presidents' Day

Modoc County Record office will be open with limited hours from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Holiday observance
Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 19 will be observed with closures at City of Alturas offices, County of Modoc, U.S. Post Offices, Modoc and Surprise Valley Joint Unified Schools.

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, February 20

Hear Poetry Out Loud
The Poetry Out Loud County Contest will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 5 p.m. at the Modoc High School Social Hall, Alturas.  Three finalists from Modoc County High Schools will compete and perform two poems each. The winner will go on to the State finals March 18-19. This year’s finalists are: Hailey Hopkins – Modoc High School, Cindy Hinze – Surprise Valley High School, Cami Weaver – Tulelake High School.

Have fun at Bingo
Join other players, ages 18 and up, on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at Veterans Memorial Hall, So, Main St., Alturas. The games are hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327. Just show up to play.

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! 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, February 21

Valley 50 hosts guest speaker
The next Valley 50 Potluck will be at the Surprise Valley Senior Center in Cedarville on February 21 at 12:00 p.m. There will be a speaker from the Modoc County Health Services. Everyone is invited.

MREA prepares for elections
The February 21 Board of Directors meeting for the Modoc Recreational Estates Association will be held in the Sheriff’s Annex building on Court Street, Alturas at 3 p.m. The agenda will include selecting a nominating committee and an election committee for the upcoming election in June.

Tulelake Early Head Start events
Feb. 21, Socialization, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., nutrition. Feb. 27, SEC Cooking. February is the month of: 0-3 Read-Aloud Challenge! For more information about the program for pregnant mom and children infant to age 3, please call (530) 667-3119.

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, February 22

Elks Lodge hosts Old Timers
Alturas Elks Lodge will have its next meeting for Old Timers Night on Feb. 22. Any questions, please call Doug Waterman at 640-1731.

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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Coming Soon . . .

LDS offers Soup lunch
On February 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold a soup kitchen for all those who wish to come.  Soups and breads will be served at the event. The event will be held at the church building at 104 East 13th Street, just North of the Essex Motel and the four-way stop on Main Street, Alturas.

Pick up ‘Taste of Modoc’ tickets
The annual Taste of Modoc, which benefits the High Plateau Humane Society, is themed “Bow Wow Luau” for the Feb. 24 event. Buffet dinner tickets are now on sale for $30 for adults and $15 for children. Doors open at the Niles Hotel on Saturday at 5:00 p.m., with dinner starting at 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Second Chance Thrift Store on First and Court Streets, Alturas.

Behavioral Health Advisory Public Hearing
The Modoc Behavioral Health Advisory Board meeting for Feb. 28, has been cancelled, because the Board decided to schedule a special Board/Public Hearing meeting on Monday, March 5, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Health Services Building at the Health Services building, 441 N. Main St., Alturas. This meeting is open to the public.

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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