Gatherings for the week of April 23, 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, April 23

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Call 530-233-2632 or stop by the Record, 201 West Carlos St., Alturas or mail your info to Modoc Record, P.O. Box 531, Alturas, CA 96101.

Childbirth Ed class
It’s not too late to join the five-week series of Childbirth Education classes on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Classes started April 23 and will run through May 21. Classes are held at the Early Head Start Center at 901 N.E. “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 Tanya at 233-6311.

 “The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe” opens
The Modoc Performing Arts Theater company is excited to present their spring production, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” on April 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 26 at 3 p.m. at the ACT Niles Theater, Alturas. Tickets: adults, $10; Seniors (age 60 and up) and students: $5; Children four years and younger, free.

Initial MREA Admin meeting
The first monthly meeting for the new Modoc Recreational Estates Association Administration will be held at 7 p.m. on April 23 at the clubhouse on the Sons of the Pioneers Lake. All MREA members 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, April 24

Fifth Western Night and Dessert Bar
Local talent will highlight the 5th Annual Western Night on April 24 at the Surprise Valley Community Church.
Cowboy poetry, storytelling and country or western music will fill two hours of the “greatest event of its kind in Modoc County,” say organizers. During intermission an incredible Dessert Bar will be available, topping off an evening of sweet entertainment! Sponsored by the Church at 405 Bonner Street, the doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the show from 7:00-9:15. Admission is $5 for adults, and children under 12 are free. For information, call Clarence Wager at 233-5185, Sharon Berryessa at 279-2542, or the church at 279-6225.

Modoc CattleWomen do dinner
Modoc County CattleWomen’s Spring General Membership Meeting will include dinner at the Cedarville Senior Center, Main Street, on Friday, April 24; Social, 5 p.m. Tri-tip dinner, $15 per person at 6 p.m. RSVP to Nicole at 530-279-2018. New members always welcome.

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, April 25

Dinner out helps 4-H
New Pioneer 4-H Club will present its 4th Annual Indian Taco Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, April 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
at the Veterans Hall, So. Main St. in Alturas. $10.00 per dinner. There will also be a raffle and auction at the dinner.

Market vendors meeting
Surprise Valley Saturday Market vendors meeting Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m., Cedarville Community Church.  Topics covered to include future markets, new regulations and the upcoming market season. 

Visit “Hidden Treasure”
“Hidden Treasure” is the title of The Art Center’s April gallery exhibit highlighting Ray Turek’s collection of wildlife carvings, Kachina dolls and other pieces. Check out the new gallery show at The Art Center, 317 S. Main St., Alturas.

Purchases support Humane Society
Second Chance Thrift Store sales support the High Plateau Humane Society. The store is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays at the corner of First and Court Streets in Alturas.

Sunday, April 26

Welcome to Open House
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
We invite the Alturas Community to join us for an ‘Open House Service’ this Sunday, April 26 at 11:45 a.m. at 104 East 13th Street (behind the Essex Motel) in Alturas. Experience an LDS worship service for yourself and enjoy a potluck luncheon following the meeting.
Please call President Russell Davis, 530-233-0964 or Carl A. Hubble, 530-233-4015 for more information.

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, April 27

POP Warner presentation
On April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Brass Rail, representatives of the Klamath Falls POP Warner will be doing a presentation on POP Warner. The MFL asks that all people interested in participating in POP Warner this year please attend. For more information call Ernie Givan at 530-640-3234.

Country Jam nights
Country Jams play 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.

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, April 28

International protocol at Toastmasters
Do You Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands?" is the title of an article in this month's Toastmaster magazine. The fascinating article by Terri Morrison provides many “how to's" for international protocol when meeting people from around the world. The monthly Toastmaster magazine is one of many resources made available to Toastmaster members.
Join Toastmasters on April 28 and each Tuesday noon at the Sheriff's Annex Conference Room, 102 So. Court St., Alturas. Enter at the east door, which has an accessible ramp. 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 29

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 30

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Coming Soon . . .

Student Art Show to open at Gallery
The Art Center is pleased to present Modoc Joint Unified School District’s Annual Student Art Show, in its 30th year. The opening reception is scheduled for May 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show will run through May at 317 So. Main St, Alturas. Refreshments served. Come and enjoy!
MJUSD art instructor Fawn Waterfield, new to the area this school year from Alaska, brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the students of Modoc County. The Art Center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fort Crook opens
Fort Crook Museum in Fall River Mills opens to public May 1, Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Help Stamp Out Hunger Saturday
National Association of Letter Carriers will collect food for local families in need on Saturday, May 9. Collect and bag non-perishable food items and place them by your mailbox early May 9, before your letter carrier arrives. The carrier will then deliver the donations to a local food bank. Donation bins will also be available at the Alturas Post Office. This service will not be available on Highway Contract Routes.

Canby FD Spring Fling Bingo
Canby Volunteer Fire Department welcomes all ages to the Spring Fling Bingo on Saturday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at the Canby Fire Hall. Complimentary cookies, coffee and tea. Soda and bottled water, $1 each. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games: 25 cents per game; 50 cents, Blackout; door and raffle prizes.

Bazaar, Bake Sale at Vets’ Hall
Alturas Veterans Friends and Families will present their first annual Spring Bazaar and Bake Sale at the Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Booth rentals available by calling (530) 233-4224. Bake sale donations welcomed. Sponsored by the local VFW Post and American Legion. Please call 233-4224 for more information as needed.

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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