Gatherings for the week of February 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 record1@modocrecord.com. Announcement deadline is 11 a.m. each Wednesday to make the following day’s Record.

Thursday, February 26

Caregiver class runs this a.m.
Due to the sudden illness last week of the Passages instructor, the Emergency and Disaster Preparation for the Caregiver class was postponed. The class will meet on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m.- noon, in the Senior Center dining room, 906 West Fourth St., Alturas. The process of starting a Support Group for the Caregiver is in the works. If you are interested, please come to this February 26 class or phone Lillian Arnold, (530) 294-5706.

Get easy access
Sign up for The Modoc County Record online access at www.modocrecord.com or email subs@modocrecord.com for print, online subscriptions or both. Call 530-233-2632, or stop by the Record office at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 -1 p.m. Or mail your information to us at Modoc County Record, P.O. Box 531, Alturas, CA 96101 or stop by the Record at 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas.

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, February 27

Exciting new arrivals
Thanks to some generous supporters, the Second Chance Thrift Store has a stunning display of Oriental decorative items and a table saw, a radial arm, a camp stove, lanterns and other miscellaneous tools for sale. Stop by High Plateau Humane Society's thrift store to see all these items -- and much more.  The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the corner of First and Court Streets, Alturas.

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.

Saturday, February 28

Check out Science Saturday
Modoc County 4-H members will test their science, engineering and technology skills at the 3rd Annual Science Saturday on February 28 from 9 a.m. to Noon at Veteran’s Memorial Hall, Alturas. 4-H members will explore new uses for aluminum cans and discover the use of solar power and salt water to power machines that go.  Youth will construct tin-can robots, salt water powered cars and monster trucks, and 14 different types of solar robots. The public is invited to stop by and check out each 4-H member’s invention. Alternative power vehicles will be on the GO at 11 a.m. 

Last minute tickets
This is a big day for High Plateau Humane Society because the Taste of Modoc dinner and fun event takes place at the Niles Hotel.  All those attractive baskets that have been on display at the Second Chance Thrift Store are now at the Niles waiting for the special evening when they will be raffled to a lucky ticket holder. Tickets are still on sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while the thrift store is open this Saturday.

Wine & Whiskers benefit
Take part in the 13th annual Wine & Whiskers Taste of Modoc benefit dinner and raffles on February 28 at the Niles Hotel. Tickets are $25 adults; $10 for children under 12. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the High Plateau Humane Society animal rescue work. Purchase tickets from HPHS members or at Second Chance Thrift Store, corner of First and Court Streets, Alturas open Tues. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 1

Trap, skeet shoots
Trap and skeet shoots are 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 10 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, March 2

Modoc Football League meeting
An informational and organizational meeting for the Modoc Football League (MFL) will be held March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Latchkey building, east of Alturas Elementary School, 809 Eighth Street, Alturas. This meeting is critical for the organization of the Pop Warner program and all who are interested are asked to attend. Please contact Ernie Given at 640-3234 with any questions. For more info, see this week’s story, “Pop Warner coming to Modoc.”

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 3

Register for Alturas Little League
Alturas Little League registration will be held Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Alturas Elementary Multi-Purpose Room, West Eighth Street, Alturas. Both Girls and Boys are to be age 4 by April 30, 2015.

Cancer Support Group is here
The local Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Join them on March 3 at Faith Baptist Church, 810 West Carlos St. in Alturas at 6:30 p.m. All cancer survivors and family members are encouraged to join the group.
The group has changed from the former Modoc Breast Cancer Support group, to encompassing everyone with the new name "Cancer Support Group.” For more information contact Kathleen Harris 708-1966.

Reserve for Ham Radio License Course
Canby Clinic will host a Ham Radio License Course March 3-24. The
public is invited to attend a weekly, four session course to prepare for an entry level Ham License Exam. Space limited. For info call Jim Linden 640-3199.

Get started with Toastmasters
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain
Toastmasters get started every week on Tuesday noon at The Art Center, 317 So. Main St., Alturas. Enhance your speaking and leadership skills. 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.
Please note: Tuesday, Feb. 17 game will be moved to Wednesday, Feb. 18 to accommodate the Blood Drive on Feb. 17 in the hall.

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 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.

Fort Crook Museum meeting
The public is welcome to attend the March 3 Board meeting at Fort Crook Museum, 7 p.m.

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, March 4

Make plans to join Lunch Group
Modoc Ladies Luncheon Group will gather at Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Alturas at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4. Make plans to join them by calling Betty, 233-5217 for a reservation.

Register for Alturas Little League
Alturas Little League registration will be held Wednesday, March 4 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Alturas Elementary Multi-Purpose Room, West Eighth Street, Alturas. Note change: Both Girls and Boys are to be age four by April 30, 2015, and can be up to 15 years of age.

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 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 640-2622 at least one day in advance to schedule an appointment.

Time to sell, locate
Email classified ads to the Record before noon Wednesday for the next day’s online and in print edition. Email classifieds@modocrecord.com

Thursday, March 5

Log in today
Sign up for The Modoc County Record online access at www.modocrecord.com or email subs@modocrecord.com for print, online subscriptions or both. Call 530-233-2632, or stop by the Record office at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 -1 p.m. Or mail your information to us at Modoc County Record, P.O. Box 531, Alturas, CA 96101 or stop by the Record at 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas.

Coming Soon . . .

VFW Auxiliary Rummage Sale
VFW Ladies Auxiliary rummage sale will be March 6, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and March 7 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., at the Veterans Hall, South Main Street in Alturas.

Annual Water Assoc. meeting
The Northern California Water Association Annual Meeting “Managing Water for Another Dry Year,” featuring Mark Cowin, California Dept. of Water Resources Director, will take place Fri., March 6 at Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico. Reception, 9 a.m. Program 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch provided by sponsors. Park at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. A shuttle will be available to the meeting site.

Longer days!
Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday morning, March 8. Set clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night!

Enter “Impressions of Modoc”
The theme for the second annual Niles Art Contest is “Impressions of Modoc County,” allowing a wide variety of subjects from which to choose. The contest is open to all Modoc County residents. Artists may use the medium of their choice, with size not to exceed 40 inches by 40 inches. Artists can donate any or their entire portion to the high school art program as well. The top three contest winners will receive Niles Hotel gift certificates.
A meeting will be held at the Niles Hotel in Alturas on Wednesday, March 11, 3 p.m., in the J.E. Niles room to sign up for the contest and review expectations. Art will be accepted for public display May 1 and patrons of the Niles Hotel facilities will make votes from June 1 until September 1, 2015, when the contest closes.

Modoc Record closed March 19-20
The Modoc Record business office will close at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19, closed Friday, March 20 and reopen Monday, March 23 with regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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,
Non-Smoking

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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