Gatherings for the week of May 24, 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, May 24

Food Link Giveaway
Food Link trucks will deliver fresh produce May 24, for low-income families. Please bring your own boxes to Veterans Park, So. Main St., Alturas. The food giveaway will start when the truck arrives approximately 11 a.m.
It ends when those present have received food once. The special giveaways are sponsored by Lassen County Council, The Modoc Food Bank, T.E.A.C.H., Inc., Foodlink Sacramento and USDA Commodities. For more information call 233-3111.

Ham Radio operators meeting
The monthly Modoc County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) meeting is Thursday, May 24 at 130 Henderson St., Alturas at 7 p.m. All Ham operators and folks interested in becoming Ham radio operators, involved in public service communications, are invited. Any questions call Chad 640-1479 or email n5bmu@arrl.net.

Hear plans for Elks
Alturas Elks Lodge will hold its next meeting tonight, Thursday, May 24. Cocktail Hour starts at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the meeting at 8 p.m. Lots of events needing helping hands are coming along. Ask if you can help! Officers will be returning from the State Convention. Come and find out what they learned. First meeting in June Elks will celebrate Flag Day on the 14th.  Any questions please contact Doug Waterman at 640-1731.

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

Joyful Noise plays on
Come jam with 'Joyful Noise' Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. - two hours of
live Christian music. Everyone is invited to sing or play. Join this non-denominational gathering at Church of Christ, behind Holiday Market, 1450 N. Warner St. Free admission. Donations 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.

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, May 25

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

Wear a Buddy Poppy
Friday, May 25, the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be out at 4 Corners, Post Office, Four Seasons giving buddy poppies out from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in honor of all fallen veterans and to raise funds and awareness for Veterans Assistance in Modoc. Come out and get your buddy poppy and show your support for Veterans.

Fun Friday at Early Head Start
Early Head Start will host an event for pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old. Join the playgroup/socialization on Friday, May 25 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at 901 N. East A St., Alturas. Topic: Screen time; Activity: Poppy art; Snack: red, white and blue muffins. Please phone: 233-7134/233-7129 with any questions or for more information.

Support Humane Society's shop
High Plateau Humane Society's Second Chance Thrift Store is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at 114 1st St., Alturas. Phone (530) 233-9277.

T.E.A.C.H Thrift Store
The T.E.A.C.H Thrift Store is 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. Donations are used to help men and women in crisis and families in need.
In addition, the store is open the first Saturday of the month now 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. A teaching materials section and great children's section are available. Located west of the main library on W. 3rd St., Alturas.

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Saturday, May 26

Help decorate veterans graves
Saturday, May 26 the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary 3327, along with the American Legion Post 163 will be setting flags/crosses on veterans’ graves at the Alturas Cemetery. 
“We welcome all of Modoc to come out and participate in this honorable event.  We invite all youth to come and help out also,” the entities encourage.

Porter show now on display
Drew Porter of Alturas currently has his unique paintings and art work in the Art Center’s gallery at 317 So. Main Street during the months of May and June. Stop by to see the new show.

Time for Yappy Hour
Basic training, socialization and agility fun, bring your furry friend for tons of fun about to begin. Bring treats and current vaccination records. Classes are held at noon at the covered arena in Alturas and in Fall River on Sundays at the Fall River park at noon. Bring water for your pet. A donation for supplies and fuel is appreciated. Call Roxanne for info 805-400-7080.

Sunday, May 27

Annual Fort Bidwell BBQ
The Annual Fort Bidwell Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Day Barbecue will be held Sunday, May 27 at Civic Club Park in Fort Bidwell. Serving rib steaks from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets on site: $18; children ages 6-12, $10. Vendor booths, prizes and fun.

Trap, Skeet shoots
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, May 28 . . . Memorial Day

Memorial Day ceremony
Monday, May 28, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3327 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at the Alturas Cemetery.  Participants will be from the VFW Post 3327, American Legion Post 163 and the newly-established Blue Star Mothers local chapter. Lexy Entwistle will sing the “National Anthem.”  The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.  A lunch will follow at Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Lunch will consist of sub sandwiches, sides and a drink. General public, $5 per person and all veterans eat free.

Record closes for holiday
Modoc Record office will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 28.

Tai Chi and Yoga day
Tai Chi & Yoga are offered each Monday at the Living in Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Senior Chair Tai Chi each Monday, noon – 1:30 p.m. $5 donation. Call 640-2933 for more information.

No Country Jam on holiday
There will be no Alturas Country Jam on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. It will resume on June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Federated Church, 307 East 1st Street in Alturas.
Join them on future Mondays, 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.

Tuesday, May 29

LCAP public hearing
The Public Hearing on the LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) and the 2018 / 19 Budget will be held in the Conference Room at the Modoc County Office of Education on Tuesday, May 29, at 7:00 p.m.
A copy of the proposed budget may be inspected by the public at the Modoc County Office of Education from May 23rd - May 25th between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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, May 30

Lions offer barbecue dinner
Alturas Lions Club will host a scholarship dinner on Wednesday, May 30 at the VFW Hall, So. Main St., Alturas.  Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Public welcome and to-go orders available. The cost is $12 per adult and $8 for ages under 10.  The menu offers barbecued Tri Tip, cowboy beans, green salad, bread and coffee and iced tea. This is the same night as the high school scholarship award night, so the Lions try to accommodate individuals going to that. 

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, May 31

Cheer on Haselip Invitational
The 7th annual Rhonda Haselip Invitational welcomes the public to cheer on special athletes, both local and from the north state, when they compete in Olympic style events on the Modoc High’s Ed Carver Football Field Thursday, May 31. Opening ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Admission is free.

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.

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Coming Soon . . .

Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale
The Alturas Garden Club will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Historic Whistle Stop Depot, at the corner of East and 4th Streets. Lots of plants including flowers, shrubs, trees and vegetables. There will be some freebies, while supplies last, to help gardens grow. Pots and other gardening items will be offered. Please stop by and check it out.

Thank you breakfast for all veterans
Alturas Veterans Family and Friends (AVFF) will host a breakfast Saturday, June 2 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. This event is a thank you to all veterans. The AVFF will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Bring a guest and it will only be a $6 donation. For more information contact Christy Hitchings at 530-640-0288.

Kids’ Fish Derby, free movie
The Annual Kids’ Fish Derby is Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., sponsored by the Alturas Rotary at Pine Creek Reservoir, southeast of Alturas. Children ages 12 and under are eligible and must bring their own fishing poles and bait. Prizes will be awarded with drawings for biggest fish for each a boy and girl, and most fish for both boy and girl, or first to limit out. A special drawing for one boy’s bike and one girl’s bike plus a hot dog lunch for those who fish and their families. Following the fishing and awarding prizes, a free movie, Moana, co-sponsored by Wild Mustard and AmeriGas, will begin at the Niles Theater at noon. Participants of the Fish Derby will be treated to popcorn and sodas, compliments of Alturas Rotary.
Cattlemen’s Field Day
Join Modoc County Cattlemen’s Association for their annual Spring Field Day on June 2 between 8:30-9 a.m. at the Eagleville Community Hall, for a day of events including a sculpture garden tour at Lava Rock Ranch, a stock dog demonstration with Roger Urricelqui, lunch approximately 1 p.m. at the hall and more. RSVP at 970-846-2769

Decision America Tour: Franklin Graham
Hear an exciting evening of music, including Jeremy Camp and a powerful message of hope from Franklin Graham, on his “Decision America” California Tour in Chico, June 3 at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds and June 5 at the Shasta District Fair and Event Center in Anderson, both at 7:30 p.m. Free admission. A ministry of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Cancer Awareness is for all
The Modoc County Cancer Awareness Group meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Wild Mustard, 203 S. Main St., Alturas. This month’s meeting will be on Monday, June 4. Anyone interested is welcome to come. For more information contact Kathleen at 530-708-1966.

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 June 5 and 19 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327.

Luncheon group gets together
Modoc Ladies Luncheon group will meet June 6 at Nacho’s Restaurant on 12th Street, Alturas at 12:00 p.m. Come for the monthly lunch and conversation.

Enjoy Yappy Hour
A new class of Yappy Hours will begin on Wednesday, June 6 at 5 p.m. at the Adin Park. Basic training, socialization and agility fun, bring your furry friend, treats water for your pet, and current vaccination records. If needed, call Roxanne for info 805-400-7080.

Graduation time looms
Modoc Middle School Promotion night June 7, 7 p.m. in Griswold Gym, Modoc High School, Alturas.
Modoc High School graduation June 8, 7 p.m. in Griswold Gym.
Surprise Valley Eighth Grade Promotion, June 7, 7 p.m. in SVHS Gymnasium
Surprise Valley High School Graduation, June 8, 7 p.m.

Special invitation to all
Ribbon Cutting & Open House for Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
New Visitor Center & Public Trail on Friday June 8, 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Starts at 12 p.m. at Trailhead at Modoc County Museum and 1 p.m. - Modoc National Wildlife Visitor Center. Ribbon cutting with tribal blessing; walk/bike/ run to refuge; nature crafts; building tour; giveaways; trail naming contest; refreshments and more.

Likely Fire hosts Golf Tourney
The Likely Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual Likely Fire Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 9 at Likely Links. Watch the Record for more information in coming issues.

Support Groups

Modoc County Inter-group Council AA/Al-Anon/NA Meeting Schedule AA Helpline/Meeting Info: 877-880-2880.

AA - Alturas Hilltoppers meets Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Federated Church, 307 East First St., Alturas.


Local 12 Step Meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous)
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas


Monday:
12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #4, 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
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.
Emergency Hotline: 1-888-982-8161. “That no addict seeing recovery need ever die.”
Adin AA/NA every 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 5:00 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.
AA/NA meetings at the Wellness Center Sundays at 5 p.m.,
AA/NA meetings at Bieber Medical Center, Wednesdays at noon.

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.


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