Gatherings for the week of March 26, 2015

“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 Announcement deadline is 11 a.m. each Wednesday to make the following day’s Record.

Thursday, March 26

Join Boosters tonight
Modoc High School Sport’s Booster Meeting will be held tonight, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the MHS Library, Alturas. All are welcome.

Bookworm is open
The Bookworm is now open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon – 4 p.m. at 212 West Third St., next to Modoc County Library. The Bookworm is operated by Friends of the Modoc County Library.

Help with weight loss
TOPS 1954 meets 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 for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, which has proven successful for many local residents.


Friday, March 27

Stations of the Cross
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will hold a Stations of the Cross Service at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27. All are invited. The church is located 310 North St., Alturas. St. Michael’s will hold Palm Sunday Service Sunday, March 29 at 10 a.m.

Humane Society offers variety
Spring promises to show up one of these days, so check out clothing for the season at the Second Chance Thrift Store at the corner of First and Court Streets in Alturas. Easter baskets and finery grace the shelves of the High Plateau Humane Society's thrift store for your shopping pleasure. HPHS has some sweet dogs awaiting homes and even a cat or two ready to be adopted into a forever home. The store is open Friday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Good deals on shelves
The Bookworm is now open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon – 4 p.m. at 212 West Third St., next to Modoc County Library. The Bookworm is operated by Friends of the Modoc County Library.

Saturday, March 28

Seed Swap
On Saturday, March 28, the first annual Seed Swap, hosted by the Alturas Garden Club, will be held at the Historic Whistle Stop Depot, located at 4th and East Streets, Alturas.  The Swap will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  The community is encouraged to save seeds from their gardens. Participation is free if you bring seeds or a $5 donation requested for participation. Contact Karen at 233-1988 or for more information.

GracePoint hosts Egg Hunt
GracePoint Church of the Nazarene will host a fun, free Easter Egg Hunt with 3000 eggs on Saturday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, Alturas. Toddlers through sixth graders and their families are welcome to participate. Hot dogs, chips and prizes.

Play Ham Bingo at Cal Pines
California Pines Volunteer Firefighters will host Easter Ham Bingo for all ages to play on Saturday, March 28 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Cal Pines Lodge Banquet Room. Doors open at 3 p.m. Bingo starts at 4 p.m. Space is limited; games are popular. Lots of hams as prizes, dinner basket, raffles, pies and door prizes. All proceeds benefit CPVFD and First Responders.

Disc Golf Tourney
Enter the 18-hole Alturas Disc Golf Tournament Saturday, March 28. Registration opens at 9 a.m.; players’ meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Warner and Eighth St., Alturas. Prizes, snacks and water provided. Entry, $5 per experienced player; $3 novice player.

Easter treats at Humane Society
Easter is just around the corner and the Second Chance Thrift Store is putting out its large array of bunnies and baskets for the holiday. Three adult cats scamper about the cat room hoping that they will find a home soon. If it’s a dog you are looking for, inquire at the thrift store to learn more about the selection of fine dogs that are ready to be adopted to a good home. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the corner of First and Court Streets, Alturas.

Sunday, March 29

SV Community Church services
All are welcome to the Palm Sunday Service - 9:00 a.m. March 29 at Surprise Valley Community Church, Cedarville.
Good Friday Service on April 3 at 11 a.m. at the Surprise Valley Community Church. This will be a joint service with the Catholic Church in Cedarville. Everyone is welcome.  A potluck lunch will follow.
Easter Sunday Service is April 5 at 9 a.m. with an egg hunt for the children after the service.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser
Support Modoc High’s Junior-Senior Prom by attending the March 29 Spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. with Auction at 6 p.m. in Modoc High School’s Oxley Social Hall. Tickets available at the office of Monica Derner, CPA on Main Street, Alturas. Adults, $8; youths 12 and under, $5. Everyone welcome.

Palm Sunday Service
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 310 North St., Alturas, will welcome the public to Palm Sunday Services at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 29.

Shoots start earlier

Spring hours have started for Trap and skeet shoots for anyone interested in having fun and improving his or her shooting skills. The public is welcome to join Alturas Rifle and Pistol Club members at 9 a.m. and shoot or just come and watch. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. The range is located on Centerville Rd., Alturas. For more information, call Club President


Monday, March 30

Start week with a new read
Good deals on books and more can be discovered at The Bookworm open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon – 4 p.m. at 212 West Third St., next to Modoc County Library. Friends of the Modoc County Library operate the Bookworm.

Tuesday, March 31

Toastmasters enriches lives
"My parents taught me how to listen to everybody before I made up my own mind. When you listen, you learn. You absorb like a sponge-and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time." -- Steven Spielberg
Toastmasters listen, speak, learn and lead. Join Toastmasters each Tuesday noon at the Art Center, 317 Main Street, Alturas. Guests welcome.

Play Bingo at Vets’ Hall
Anyone 18 and older is welcome to play to win at Bingo Night hosted every Tuesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary to Pete Christensen Post 3327 hosts the weekly games. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games start at 6 p.m.

Adult flu vaccine nights
Modoc County Public Health continues to offer free flu vaccine for adults and children.  Adult clinics are held on Tuesday evenings from 5-6 p.m. through February at 441 North Main St., Alturas.  In addition flu vaccine is offered to children and adults during regularly scheduled immunization clinics: First Wednesday of the month: 3-6 p.m., second Wednesday of the month: 5-7 p.m., third Wednesday of the month: 9-11 a.m. Refer questions about the flu vaccine, to Modoc County Public Health at (530) 233-6311 or 1-800-762-3003.

Shop Bookworm for deals
The Bookworm is now open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon – 4 p.m. at 212 West Third St., next to Modoc County Library. The Bookworm is operated by Friends of the Modoc County Library.

Rides to VA available
The VA van transports veterans to appointments at the Susanville VA Clinic on Tuesdays and to the Reno VA 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.


Wednesday, April 1. . . April Fools Day

Stop by “Books Are Fun”
Modoc Medical Center Auxiliary welcomes “Books Are Fun” in the West Wing at MMC on April 1 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. All proceeds from sales will benefit the Auxiliary. Books, electronics, e-readers, gift items, toys and more. Everyone is welcome and there’s something for every age group.

Ladies Lunch Group
Modoc Ladies Luncheon Group will gather at the Brass Rail Restaurant on April 1 for lunch and visiting starting at noon. All interested in joining the monthly event are asked to call Kay at 233-1268 to make reservations.

Free Yoga classes
Treat yourself to free yoga classes for girls and women with teacher Lizzie Sanchez on Wednesdays, until April 8, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Strong Family Health Center, 1203 Oak St., Alturas. For more information call 530-640-2137. Sanchez is providing the classes as her senior project, while also teaching it to benefit women’s health.

Family History Library open
The Family History Library located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedarville is open each Wednesday from 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 include onsite genealogical assistance and high speed Internet access to, 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 a classified ad to the Record before noon Wednesday for the next day’s online and in print edition. Email or call 530-233-2632; Fax 530-233-5113.


Thursday, April 2

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Coming Soon . . .

Plans for Good Friday
The Alturas Ministerial Association invites everyone to a Good Friday Service on April 3 at noon at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 310 North St., Alturas. Come hear local pastors “read and explain the last seven words that Jesus spoke before his death on the cross.”

Spring Break
Modoc and Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District’s Spring Break will begin with a minimum day on Friday, April 3 through April 10.

Memorial after sundown
The local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses warmly invites the public to attend the Memorial of Christ’s death on Friday, April 3 after sundown, 7 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1400 West Fourth St., Alturas. Learn how Jesus’ life and death can benefit you personally.

SV Community Church services
All are welcome to the Good Friday Service on April 3 at 11 a.m. at the Surprise Valley Community Church. This will be a joint service with the Catholic Church in Cedarville. Everyone is welcome.  A potluck lunch will follow.
Easter Sunday Service is April 5 at 9 a.m. with an egg hunt for the children after the service.

Celebrate Easter at St. Michael’s
Sunday, April 5, Easter will be celebrated with a children’s egg hunt at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Service at 10 a.m. with coffee hour and egg hunt to follow at 310 North St., Alturas.

All Church Easter Celebration
The Alturas Ministerial Association invites everyone to the Annual All Church Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 5 at 10:15 a.m. in the Modoc High School Gym in Alturas.
This year’s theme, “The Way is Risen and Waiting to Return,” will feature key speaker Pastor Ken Entwistle from Grace Point Nazarene Church.
The service is open to all. At the end of the service, an offering will be taken for a community charity. For more information, please call (530) 233-2804.

Country Jams to return
Country Jams will be starting back up for the Spring and Summer on Monday, April 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Veteran's Hall on South Main Street in Alturas.

Hunting Heritage Banquet
National Wild Turkey Federation Modoc Limbhangers Chapter will host its annual Hunting Heritage Banquet and fundraiser April 10, 5:30 p.m. at Brass Rail, Alturas. For information/reservations call (530) 640-0125 or (530) 640-1425. Tickets, $65 each or $100 per couple (include one membership); $35, for ages 17 and younger (Jakes membership).


Support Groups

Modoc County Intergroup Council

AA/Al-Anon/NA Meeting Schedule
AA Helpline/Meeting Info: 877-880-2880

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Alturas NA
105 Carlos St., Alturas
Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Non smoking

No meetings in Surprise Valley at this time

Alturas AA
Brown Baggers
110 West Carlos Street
Mon-Sat, 12 Noon & 7:00 pm, Open
No Noon on Sun.

Hilltoppers Group  
Federated Church
307 East First Street
Mon, Wed., Fri, Sun. 8:00 pm, open,

Traditions Group
Faith Baptist Church
700 West Carlos Street (Corner of Carlos & West)
Tues, 7:00 pm, open, Non-Smoking

Alturas Al-Anon
Al-Anon Group
110 W. Carlos St
Tue. 5:30 pm, Non-Smoking

Cedarville AA
Valley Serenity Group
At Café .22, So. end of Main St.
Monday, 5:30 p.m, Open, Non-Smoking

Sunrays of Hope is a non-profit, drop-in self-help center focusing on psychological wellness, recovery and socialization. The center is open at 113 East North St., Alturas in the Lederer Building, across from Modoc Probation Dept. Contact Billy Diaz, Director for more information at 640-3124 or 233-6312. Transportation is available.
Support groups at Sunrays
The following  support groups meet at Sunrays for Hope, 113 E. North St., Alturas. Interested parties welcome.
Dual Diagnosis sessions
Dual Diagnosis sessions begin at noon on Wednesdays at Sunrays of Hope, 113 E. North St., Alturas. Sondra Tate facilitates. The sessions are open to the public. Food will be provided.

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


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