Gatherings for the week of January 11, 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, January 11

Garden Club installation today
The Alturas Garden Club will hold their first meeting for the New Year on January 11, at 1:00 p.m. at the Historic Whistle Stop Depot, at the corner of East and 4th Streets.  This will be a regular meeting and the public is welcome.  Executive Officers for 2018 will be installed and plans for the club’s Annual Seed Swap in March will be discussed.  The Garden Club meets every second Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

MREA meeting today
The Modoc Recreational Estates Association next Board of Directors meeting, will be January 11, at 3 p.m. in the Sheriff’s Annex on Court Street, Alturas. Members welcome.

Elks meet tonight
Alturas Elks Lodge will have its first meeting of 2018 tonight, January 11. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., dinner will start at 7 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 8 p.m. It's time for making Super Bowl reservations. Sign-ups will be available at the Lodge meeting, or contact Dave Pena at 562-445-9334. Any questions please call Doug Waterman at 640-1731.

Join Childbirth Ed classes
Tonight is still a good time to get in on the free, five-week series of Childbirth Education classes. Primarily on Thursdays, with one class on a Tuesday, from 6:00-8:30 p.m., continuing for the second session Jan. 11 and ending February 1. Classes will be held at the Early Head Start Center at 901 NE “A” Street in Alturas. All expectant women and their birth partners residing in Modoc County are welcome to attend. For more information or to sign up, please call Jennifer at 233-6311.
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, January 12

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

Helpful program 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, January12, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at 901 N. East A St., Alturas. Topic: health- is it the flu or a cold? Activity: fine motor activities. Snack: yogurt and peaches. Please phone: 233-7134/233-7129 with any questions or for more information.

See local show at Art Center
The Art Center gallery is currently featuring local artwork at 317 So. Main St., Alturas. Stop by to see the show and see what's available.

Shop sale at Humane Society
Shop the sale on clothing half off, VHS tapes half off, fabric half off and baby clothes, $1 a bag at High Plateau Humane Society's Second Chance Thrift Store and pet adoption center is located at the corner of First and Court Streets, 114 1st St., Alturas. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Phone (530) 233-9277.

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Saturday, January 13

VFW Post to meet
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3327 will hold its next regular meeting at 10:30 a.m. on January 13 at the Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas.

Join the Lunch at Vets’ Hall
American Legion Post 163 with VFW and VFW Aux Post 3327 will host a lunch on Saturday, January 13, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall located at 508 So. Main Street, Alturas. The menu includes homemade chili (with or without meat) cornbread, salad, and beverage. Cost is $5 for general public, $2 for veterans.
“Come eat with us, or get your meal to go. Unfortunately we can no longer offer free lunch to the Veterans because we have to cover our costs for the food, but we are keeping the price as low as possible. Money goes to support our local veterans organizations,” say organizers.

American Legion meeting
American Legion Post 163 will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, January 13 at 1:00 p.m. The meetings are held at the Veterans Memorial Hall located at 508 S Main St in Alturas. Members are encouraged to attend. Veterans who are not members, but are curious to see what the American Legion in Alturas is all about are welcome to attend as a guest. The American Legion is a great way to connect with other Veterans, and to continue to serve the community and country.

Junior Chukar Hunt
Modoc County Fish, Game & Recreation Commission will host a Junior Chukar Hunt on January 13 at Likely Place. Free to Modoc hunters ages 9 to 17 with a valid CA Hunting License. Must use steel shot. Register by Jan. 11 by calling Cheryl Kunert, 233-6400 or email cmkunert@ucanr.edu.

Join Yappy Hour
Yappy Hour in Alturas continues to meet every Saturday at noon, weather permitting at the Veterans Park. Well supported, the group has had 30 people show up. 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, January 14

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, January 15 . . . Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

MLK, Jr. Holiday closures
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is a holiday on Monday, January 15. Closures will be in effect at schools, U.S. Post Office, City and County offices.
The Modoc Record office will be open Jan. 15, with limited hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Tuesday, January 16

Hunter Ed class begins
The Department of Fish and Wildlife will be conducting a Hunter Education class on January 16, 17 and 18 at the Alturas Elks Lodge, North Main Street.
Class will begin at 5:30 p.m. each day and end at approximately 9 p.m.
Pre-register online. Registration instructions and class materials can be obtained at the 4-H/ Modoc Farm Advisor office at 202 West Fourth St., Alturas.

Federated opens Buck-A-Bag sale
The Federated Church Thrift Shop will be having a "Buck-A-Bag " Sale for several days, starting Tuesday, January 9.  The shop is open Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Please come for the gently used clothing and household items at this great sale event.

Bookworm offers good deals
Friends of the Library “Bookworm” offers nearly new to slightly used books at low cost. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Located on the west side of the Main Library on West Third 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, January 17

Learn while enjoying Valley 50 potluck
Join the Valley 50 Potluck at the Senior Center in Cedarville at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 17. With the winter weather bringing temperatures into the teens and below, have you ever wondered what to do if you get a flat tire on a lonely road in near zero weather? How long is it safe to be outside in the freezing weather? Would it be safe to go for help if it meant walking in the cold for 15 minutes? These and other questions will be answered by Dr. Bennett Pafford on January 17 at the Valley 50 monthly potluck.
Anyone 50 years old and older is invited to bring a potluck dish and a hearty appetite, meet and talk with Surprise Valley's newest doctor and learn some winter safety hints.

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, January 18

Hearty soup lunch, treats
Enjoy the Soup Lunch offered by the Presbyterian Women of Tulelake, will be served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 for $10 donation. Enjoy the choice of two homemade soups: Bell Pepper Beef or Chicken Rice, plus bread, dessert and coffee/tea/juice. Stop by the Community Presbyterian Church, 442 Second St., Tulelake.

Hot meal at Faith Baptist
All are welcome to enjoy the Feast for the Father on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, West Carlos Street, Alturas. All are welcome to enjoy the free meal of soups and sandwiches. For transportation please call Ida at Sunrays by Jan. 17, phone (530)708-0459.

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 . . .

Big Valley Crab, Tri Tip dinner
Big Valley’s 19th Annual Crab Feed and Tri Tip Dinner will be Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20 at the Adin Community Center.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. both nights.
The Dungeness crab, as well as the savory tri tip beef will await taste buds. A $40 donation per person (Seniors, 60 Years plus, $35) goes towards the Big Valley Endowment Foundation's Ambulance Fund. Only pre-sale tickets are available at these business supporters: Adin Supply Company in Adin and Big Valley Market in Bieber, Pioneer Auto Body in Alturas and McArthur Mini Mart in Mc Arthur.

Afternoon Jam coming
The monthly jam in Cedarville is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, at 2:00 p.m.  This winter schedule allows everyone to drive in daylight, so be sure to mark your calendar. Any instruments, voices, or type of music is welcome.  Come and relax for an afternoon of fun and laughs, as well as visiting with your neighbors. The location is the Surprise Valley Community Church at 405 Bonner Street in Cedarville.  If you have questions, please call Clarence Wager at 233-5185.

Early Head Start lines up programs
Tulelake Early Head Start offers the following events. Please call 667-3119 for more information. Programs are for pregnant women and children 0 to  age 3. Jan. 23, Skills Enrichment Class, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Dr. Roxanna Andrews; Talk Time with Parents and Policy Council at 3:30 p.m.; Jan. 31 Socialization, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Behavioral Health Board to meet
Behavioral Health Advisory Board meetings are open to the public every fourth Wednesday of every month, (Jan. 24) except for the months of July and December at the Health services building from 3:30 - 5 p.m. For more information, call 233-6312.

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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