Gatherings for the week of August 27, 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, August 27. . .Modoc District Fair opens

It’s Fair time in Modoc
Modoc District Fair in Cedarville, officially opens at 5 p.m. Thursday; then noon every day through Sunday, Aug. 30. Thursday admission is $2 for all ages. See all the exhibits, events, entertainment, carnival rides and games and enjoy the food in a beautiful park like setting at the base of the Warner Mountains. This year’s theme is “Ranch Ropes and Ribbon Hopes.”

Food Link Giveaway
A Foodlink truck will deliver fresh produce to Modoc County Veterans Park on August 27 for low-income families. Please bring your own boxes. Food giveaway will start when the truck arrives between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. And it ends when those present have received food once.

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See what’s new at the Bookworm
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, August 28. . .Modoc District Fair

Kids Rodeo offers free games, prizes
Modoc County CattleWomen invite children 8 and under to the Kids Rodeo at the Modoc District Fair at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Free games and tons of prizes for everyone. Event is held behind the fair office on the lawn. 

Last chance for deal
Last chance to save a cat and bring home a lifetime of love  during the “August 9 Lives for $9” promotion at High Plateau Humane Society. Visit the cats and kittens picked for this special promotion at the Second Chance Thrift Store in Alturas. Or call 530-233-9277. Adopt a cat or kitten for $9 through Saturday,  August 29.Second Chance Thrift Store/Humane Society is located on the corner of First and Court streets in Alturas. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

SV Hospital Farmer's Market
Fridays from 3 p.m. until sold out at the Surprise Valley Hospital, Cedarville. Fresh, local fruits and veggies, baked goods and more. Call Sherry at 530-279-6111 to learn more or to become a vendor.

See Museum treasures
The Modoc County Museum is now open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2; ages 16 and younger admitted free. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. The museum is located at 600 So. Main St., Alturas.

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, August 29. . . Modoc District Fair

Healing service
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring a healing service on Saturday, August 29 at 4 p.m. St. Michael’s Priest David Cohen will be helping all those who wish to attend. St. Michael’s is located at 310 North St., Alturas.

Saturday Markets
Saturday Market will be in Cedarville Park both this coming Saturday Aug. 29 and Sept 5, 9 a.m. to noon. Stop by to enjoy the outing, entertainment and much more.

End of summer specials
End of summer specials at the Second Chance Thrift Store. Shorts for one dollar and summer tops, buy one, get one free. The humane society's thrift store is located at the corner of First and Court Streets in Alturas. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 to 5 Tuesday, Wed., Thursday and Friday.

Check out the Museum treasures
The Modoc County Museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 600 So. Main Street, Alturas. Stop in to see the amazing collections and treasures. General admission, $2. Ages 16 and younger admitted free. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. The Museum is closed on Sunday.

Fort Crook Museum open
Fort Crook Museum in Fall River Mills is now open to the public. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free; donations welcomed.

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery on 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. 

Sunday, August 30. . . Modoc District Fair

It’s parade time
Modoc District Fair parade will begin at 11 a.m. up Main Street to the hospital in Cedarville. This year’s parade will feature the Surprise Valley “Calendar Girls.”
Sunday is Kids Day at the Fair, with free admission for all children.

Trap, skeet shoots open
Trap and skeet shoots are open 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 Jack Nelson at 530-233-1265.

Monday, August 31

Back to school
Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District students head back to school Monday, Aug. 31.

Let the kids enjoy Playgroup
Alturas Community Playgroup is open to parents with children ages 0-5. The playgroup meets every Monday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at 802 N. East Street (right behind Modoc High School). The playgroup will be closed on major holidays and during Thanksgiving and Christmas school breaks.

Lunch, info on Tues., Thurs., Friday
Modoc Senior Citizens Center will be closed Mondays and Wednesdays extended now until October. The Center is open the other weekdays for lunch, information and activities at 906 West Fourth St., Alturas.

Join Country Jam
Join the Country Jams each Monday night, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Veteran's Hall on South Main Street in Alturas. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations go to the Flag Fund and supplies. Everyone welcome.

Bookworm has great deals
Good deals for children, juniors and adults on books and more can be discovered at The Bookworm 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, September 1

Rangeland Seeding workshop
What makes Seeding Successful? Discover new technologies, Research and Strategies for Rangeland Seedings in the Intermountain Area on Sept. 1 at the Modoc national Forest Service office, 225 West Eighth St., Alturas from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Visit with leading researchers from the Eastern Oregon Ag Research Center in Burns, Oregon. For questions contact the UC Cooperative Extension Office at (530)233-6400.

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

Toastmasters can help
Toastmasters will meet on Tuesday, September 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Sheriff's Annex.  Come join the fun at 102 Court Street, Alturas.  Use the door with the accessible ramp on First Street. Guests  welcome.

Cancer Support here to help
The Modoc County Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Wild Mustard, Main St., Alturas. The group is open to everyone at no cost. Call Cathleen at 530-708-1966 with any questions.

Fort Crook meeting
Join Fort Crook Museum’s Board meeting at the museum on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. in Fall River Mills. All are welcome.

Shop Bookworm good 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, September 2

Enroll in New Pioneer 4-H
New Pioneer 4-H Enrollment Night is Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 310 N. West St, Alturas. Call 530-640-1785 for more information.

Join the Lions Club
The Alturas Lions Club meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Brass Rail restaurant in Alturas. Non-members are welcome and appreciated. Stop by to learn more.

Lunch group reunites
Modoc Ladies Luncheon Group will meet at Antonio’s Cucina Italiana on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at noon. Contact Kay Helton at 233-1268 for reservations.

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 (530) 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, September 3

Buck-a-bag Book sale
Friends of the Modoc County Library will hold a buck-a-bag sale on Thursday, September 3, behind the Alturas Library, from noon until 6 p.m. In order to make it fair to all, only regular sized grocery bags will be honored. Anything larger will not be accepted.
Labor Day weekend event
Inter-Mountain Fair opens for Labor Day weekend
Sept. 3- Sept. 7 in McArthur. Monday is free admission, free parking Exhibit buildings open Monday at 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Coming Soon . . .

Labor Day holiday
Monday, September 7, City, County, State, Federal, Post Offices, Schools and the Modoc County Record office will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Commodities day
TEACH, Inc. is offering Commodities on Tuesday, September 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the roll up door behind TEACH in Alturas. Proof of income is required.

MREA meeting
The next scheduled monthly meeting for MREA will be September 8 at 7 p.m. All members welcome.

Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair
Free daily entertainment at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Sept. 10-13 in Tulelake. Smackdown Rodeo Bull Tour, Friday at 6 p.m.; Hay Squeeze Dash for Cash, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.; Battle of the Basin Championship Destruction Derby, Sept. 13, 5 p.m.

Rotary Attic Sale coming
The Rotary Club of Alturas will hold its annual Attic Sale on Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12. Friday’s sale will start at 10 a.m. and Saturday’s at 8 a.m. The sale will not open before those times, with no presale available this year. With special thanks to Kacy Olio the Attic Sale will again be held at the corner of Modoc and Main Streets in Alturas.

“Four Blood Moons” showing
Join Rivers of Life’s film showing of “Four Blood Moons” on Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. “Watch the film and learn about history in the making; quite relevant to the signs and the times of today.” This one night event explores a rare lunar occurrence that over the centuries has accompanied both tragedy and triumph for the Jewish people. From Pastor John Hagee’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name. Donations are accepted and will go to a relevant fund to the movie.

SVEC Annual Meeting
Surprise Valley Electrification Corporation’s 77th Annual Meeting of members will be held Sept. 12 at the Modoc County Fairgrounds, Cedarville. Registration-10 a.m. Lunch-11:30 a.m.; Meeting-1 p.m.

Support Groups

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 and Fridays, 5:30 p.m. Non-smoking. No meetings in Surprise Valley at this time.

Alturas AA
Brown Baggers at 110 West Carlos Street, is open Monday-Saturday, 12 Noon & 7:00 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.

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 233-9696 or 233-7222. Transportation is 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 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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