Gatherings for the week of September 21, 2017

“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 Announcement deadline is 11 a.m. each Wednesday to make the following day’s Record.

Thursday, September 21

Enjoy free trip - “Drive Around Australia”
Join Dudley and Karen Haines as they present a free special program at the Alturas library on Thursday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. about their travels in Australia. "A Drive Around Australia" is free and features not only their travels to larger cities, but also rural areas, taking in some of the local flora and fauna.

MORT meeting
The Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Inter-Agency Group
will meet Thursday, September 21, 4:00 p.m. at Modoc National Forest Headquarters, 225 W.8th St. in Alturas.

It’s easy – have it your way
Set up a Modoc Record subscription. It’s easy – just call the Record at 530-233-2632, email or stop by 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas for your choice of delivery options.
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TOPS is here to 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.

Sign up to have it your way
Have your Modoc Record delivered each Thursday. Print, online or both. Low, great rates for 52 weeks of local news access! Sign up for a Modoc County Record Online subscription at or email for other arrangements. The office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pick up Bookworm deals
Friends of the Library “BookWorm” offers nearly new to slightly used books at low cost. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from noon 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.

Friday, September 22 . . .Autumn begins!

Modoc County Record office is open 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each Friday at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas.

Morning in the Park for ages 6 and under
Children 6 years and under and adults will enjoy the annual  “Morning in the Park” free activities at Veterans Park in Alturas on Friday, Sept. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All kindergarten classes, preschool parents and child care providers with children 6 year and under welcome. Free, fun activities and information sponsored by Modoc Child Care Resource & Referral, with assistance from MHS Leadership class, Early Head Start, Health Dept., Cal Fire, Alturas Rural Fire, Alturas City Fire, M.C.D.A.C., Modoc Medical Center, First Five, Far Northern, R.I.S.E. and the CHP.

Concert night at Alturas Baptist
Adam’s Road, a Christian non-profit ministry of four individuals, offers song and testimony in their visit to the area on Friday, Sept. 22 at Alturas Baptist Church, 500 West 4th St., Alturas. Music and Testimony at 6 p.m. Free admission. Come hear their stories of rescue and transformation.
Join others at Alturas Baptist Church this Friday for a “wonderful concert.” Movie night will resume in October. 

Celebrate Native American culture
California Native American Day, the fourth Friday of every September, is a day dedicated to honoring and celebrating Native Americans, the Native American culture and the contribution that Native Americans have made in the past and still continue to make to their respective states and the United States as a whole. This year, the day falls on Sept. 22.

Talk While You Walk
Meet at 7 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Health Department, corner of West Fourth & Main St., Alturas and join the participants of the day in choosing a path for the Talk While we Walk group. The group can choose to go slowly and walk where there are benches if the group so desires. For more information contact Camille at the Health Department at (530) 233-6312. Everyone welcome.

Humane Society sale
Coats, shoes and short sleeve shirts are half off this week at High Plateau Humane Society’s Second Chance Thrift Store and pet adoption center, located at the corner of First and Court Streets, 114 1st St., Alturas Open Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 4:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 2:00. Phone (530) 233-9277.

Stop by Bookworm for deals
Friends of the Library “BookWorm” now open! Offering nearly new to slightly used books at a low cost. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from noon until 4 p.m. Located on the west side of the Main Library on West Third St., Alturas.

Saturday, September 23

Hit the ‘Mother Lode’ Saturday
The tour of the Surprise Valley Yard Sales, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23. 
Don't miss the "Mother Lode" to be found at the S.V. Community Church on 405 Bonner Street, across from the park.  Tables will be will be filled with lots of goodies, and a chili lunch will be served from 11:00 to 1:00. Neighbors from the Eagleville Community Church will
also bring many treasures, so there will be much to choose from.  It's a day for fun, eating, visiting, and above all - spending!

Saturday Market joins big sale
The Surprise Valley Saturday Market will join the Valley Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 to noon. You will be able to find the same local goodness alongside our vendors' used items. Vendors will be offering local beef, pork, eggs, honey, produce, cottage foods, and arts. The Surprise Valley Student Band will be performing live and there will be fun in the kids zone. Everyone is welcome at this community farmers market.

Modoc DU Banquet sets date
Modoc Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet, Fundraiser will be held at the Brass Rail restaurant in Alturas on Saturday, Sept. 23. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.; auction at 8 p.m. Tickets include one year membership and attendance. Raffles, live and silent auctions. Purchase tickets early to receive discounted attendance ticket prices and enter the raffle for early bird prizes. For more information or to buy tickets visit, call (530) 233-2938 or email

Motorsports races
Modoc Motor Sports Association’s summer series races continue at the Alturas Motorcross Park on September 23 and 24 on far end of West Fourth Street. Public welcome.

Yappy Hour
Alturas Yappy hour meets every Saturday at noon p.m. at Veterans’ Park in Alturas. 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. A small donation for fuel and supplies is greatly appreciated.

Stop by Art Center
The Art Center gallery invites the public to stop in at 317 S. Main Street, Alturas, CA 96101. Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The gallery is a non-profit staffed by volunteers.

Homes needed for kittens, dogs
The High Plateau Humane Society currently has lots of kittens, cats and dogs waiting to be adopted. 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 - Friday 10:00 - 4:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 2:00. Phone (530) 233-9277. HPHS has low cost spay/ neuter certificates available.

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 - Friday 10:00 - 4:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 2:00. Phone (530) 233-9277.

Sunday, September 24

Modoc Horsemen, Elks team up
Modoc Horsman’s Assoc. will hold their first annual penning and sorting event at the Alturas Livestock complex on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8 a.m. Alturas Elks will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for anyone who wants lunch.

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. Facebook Yappy Hour dog class for updates or call Roxanne at (805) 400-7080.

Try trap, skeet shoots
Trap and skeet shooting is back up and operating. Come out to try your skill or watch at the Sunday morning Trap and Skeet shoots at the Alturas Rifle & Pistol Range on Centerville Rd., Alturas starting at 9 a.m. Members and non-members welcome. Inquire about membership too, if interested in joining and supporting the Gun Club’s facility and events.

Monday, September 25

Country Jam keeping it lively
Join the Country Jams on Monday nights at Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Live country music from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations go to the Flag Fund and supplies. Everyone welcome.

Stop by Bookworm for deals
Friends of the Library “BookWorm” now open! Offering nearly new to slightly used books at a low cost. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from noon until 4 p.m. Located on the west side of the Main Library on West Third St., Alturas.

Tuesday, September 26

CAC meeting, parent workshop
Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Parent Workshop, September 26, 10 a.m.-12 noon at Early Head Start, 901 N.E. A Street. Lunch will be provided. Please RVSP to Monica Hays @ MCOE 233-7110. 
CAC stands for Community Advisory Committee, which is a group of parents, educators, service providers, and others who advocate for the needs of students with disabilities of all kinds and their families.
Rhiannon Martin is the President.

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, 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.

Sell or find something
Email your classified ad to the Modoc Record before noon Wednesday for the RECORD online and print editions. Email or call 530-233-2632; Fax 530-233-5113.

Wednesday, September 27

Alturas Market offers fun variety
The next market will take place Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the corner of Modoc and Main. The Alturas Farmers Market is growing with the addition of new meat and produce vendors. Come check out the new offerings and the seasonal produce that changes with every market. The Alturas Country Jam will be performing live and there will be a fun activity in the kids zone. Everyone is welcome at this community farmers market.  

Free Caregiving Support, Educational Workshop
A new educational workshop and group is being offered monthly the fourth Wednesday of each month at Modoc Medical Center’s Educational Conference Room, Henderson St., Alturas. Join them next from 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Contact 530-640-2933 to register or for more information. The workshop is facilitated by Analuisa Orozco, MSW, LCSW of the Living in Wellness Center in Adin, serving Modoc, Lassen and Shasta counties.

Join Modoc High’s Boosters
Modoc High Booster Club invites the public to join them Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Modoc High Library for their monthly meeting. Come find out more about Boosters. New 2017-18 officers are: Pres. Lori Galvin; Vice Pres. Jodie Larranaga; Sec. Julie O’Malley; Treas. Becky Schluter; Programs Barbara Robbins; Sponsorship Beckie Lewis; Publicist Jodie Larranaga.

Fish, Game, Rec meeting
Modoc County Fish, Game & Recreation Commission will meet Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Annex, 211 East 1st Street, Alturas.  Matters under the jurisdiction of the Commission, and not on the posted agenda, may be addressed by the general public at the time provided on the agenda. The Commission limits testimony on matters not on the agenda to three (3) minutes per person and not more than ten (10) minutes for a particular subject. The commission office is located at 204 West Fourth St., Alturas.

Museum treasures on display
Stop by to see historic treasures and purchase Modoc County Historical Journals at the Modoc County Museum. Hours are 10-4 Mon-Sat.  Please note the Museum is entirely operated by volunteers, and in rare cases may not be staffed during normal hours. The Alturas Chamber of Commerce, is co-located inside the Modoc County Museum located at 600 South Main Street, Alturas, next to the train engine in the park.

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, September 28

Food Link Giveaway
Foodlink will deliver fresh produce on September 28 at Veterans’ Park in Alturas. Please bring your own boxes. Food giveaway will start when the truck arrives between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. It ends when those present have received food once. The fresh produce will be available to low income individuals and families.
The delivery is sponsored by the Modoc Food Bank, T.E.A.C.H., Inc., Foodlink Sacramento, USDA Commodities and Lassen County Council. For questions, contact Jesika or Lola at 233-3111, T.E.A.C.H., Inc.

Elks meet Sept. 28
Alturas Elks Lodge will meet for the second time this month on September 28. As always, cocktails start at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. sharp. All Elk members are invited and encouraged to attend. Thank you for such a great turnout for our District Deputy Visitation. Any questions call Doug Waterman at 640-1731.

Coming Soon . . .

Punt, Pass, Kick set Sept. 30
Modoc’s Punt, Pass and Kick competition will be held Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m. at the Modoc High School Football Field. Four age categories for girls and boys ranging from eight to 15 years old. Register at the football field starting at 8:30 a.m. There is no charge to participate. First through third place will be awarded and the top finishers advance to the next level of competition. Alturas Sunrise Rotary Club is sponsoring the event.

Bingo night – plan to join in
Bingo night doors open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 and 17at the Veterans’ Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Games start at 6:00 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327 hosts Bingo nights open to all players 18 and older on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Learn how to weld – free!
Interested in learning how to weld? Open to adults of Modoc County, Modoc High School is offering a free beginning welders class on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m., starting October 4.
The course will cover welding basics, safety of welding and cutting with gas and electrical processes. Please contact MHS welding teacher Rodney Grier at or 530-233-1827.

VFW Auxiliary Rummage Sale
Look forward to shopping the VFW Auxiliary 3326 Annual Rummage Sale for two days Friday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon. Something for everyone.

Modoc Recreational Estates Yard Sale Sell-o-rama will be held Saturday, October 7 at the Modoc Recreational Estates Sons of the Pioneer Park. MRE residents please call Diane at 530-233-9662 to reserve your space, and gather your stuff now for setup Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

New location for Cancer Walk
The 4th annual Modoc County Cancer Awareness Walk on October 14 will be held at the Main Street Park, next to Plumas Bank. Free, public event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of vendors, raffles and food. For more information contact Kathleen Harris at 530-708-1966.

Fall Jubilee coming
Radio personality, author, speaker Sheryl Giesbrecht, Executive Director of International Christian Ministries will focus on exchanging hurt for hope during the Fall Jubilee at Faith Baptist Church, Alturas on Oct. 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Her new book is “Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down.” The singing group of four, called Heritage will also inspire. Reserve a place by October 11, to take part. Cost, $20 per person includes lunch; child care is available for $5 per child. Silent Auction – bring a handmade or new item to auction and to bid as well. Proceeds will go to Kimbilio Children’s Home. See display ad for more information.

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)
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

12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM- Faith Baptist Church, Alturas

12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas

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

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

12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #4, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas

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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