Gatherings for the week of February 23, 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 record1@modocrecord.com. Announcement deadline is 11 a.m. each Wednesday to make the following day’s Record.

Thursday, February 23

Candlelight Vigil
Health Services staff and friends invite the public to join them in loving memory of friend and coworker Pamela Johnson of Alturas. A Candlelight Vigil in remembrance and honor of Pamela Johnson will be held on the Modoc County Courthouse steps in Alturas tonight, February 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Manx Heritage: Travels to the Isle of Man
Don't miss a special library program on Thursday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Alturas library, 212 W. Third Street:  "Manx Heritage: Travels to the Isle of Man."  Alan and Jeanne Cain share their travels when they visited the Isle of Man.  Open to the public.  For more information, please call Cheryl Baker, County Librarian, at 530-233-6340.

RSVP for Parent “Crisis” Workshop
Modoc County Office of Education, SELPA/CAC will present a parent workshop entitled “Crisis Behavior Strategies and Measuring Goal Progress.” Please RSVP to Monica Hays 233-7110 to attend the event tonight, Fed. 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Early Head Start building, 901 North East A ST., Alturas. Dinner and child care provided.

Learn more about Boosters
Modoc High Boosters club welcomes parents and the community to their meeting on February 23, 5:30 p.m. in the Modoc High School Library.

Pet parents, volunteers wanted
Several cats, kittens, dogs and puppies are available for adoption. Volunteers are urgently needed at High Plateau Humane Society’s “Second Chance Thrift Store at 114 E. 1st St., Alturas. Volunteer hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Earn $2.00 per volunteer hour in store credit. Do you have Community service hours that need to be filled? Stop by and a schedule will be set up for you to do your hours.
“Please come down and talk with us and spend some time volunteering. It is for a great cause,” encourage HPHS current volunteers and officers. 
Don’t forget to purchase “Taste of Modoc” tickets. There is no sale at HPHS  this week.

Make it easy on yourself
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Schedule rides to VA
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 Tom Blanchette, van coordinator at 233-5414. Volunteer van drivers are desperately needed. For an application, please call the above number.

Spring into shape
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. Weigh-in 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Meetings from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Come find support with TOPS, which has proven successful for many local residents.

Friday, February 24

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

Movie Night at Alturas Baptist
Come enjoy movie night at Alturas Baptist Church this Friday, February 24 at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite valentine dessert.
This month’s movie is Fire Proof. The church is located at 500 West 4th Street. For questions please call Rochelle 530-640-1095. This is a free event.

Humane Society open
High Plateau Humane Society will help you find just the right furry beastie to warm your heart and hearth. Lots of adoptable animals are available. Dog meetings are by appointment: please call (530) 233-9277. High Plateau's Second Chance Thrift Shop is at 114 E. 1st St., open between 10-2 Tues.-Sat. for shopping and adoption pleasure. Pick up tickets for Taste of Modoc at HPHS too.

Saturday, February 25

Stop by Kitchen Sale
A Kitchen Sale will be held at Modoc Senior Citizens Center on Feb. 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 906 W. Fourth St., Alturas. The Kitchen Sale will feature items the Senior Center has collected and items that have been donated that the Center staff will sell as a fundraiser. Holiday items that were donated by Dollar General, that are brand new, will be included.  Anyone with kitchen items to donate, please drop them by the Center by Friday.

Gallery show at Art Center
The Art Center welcomes the public to stop by to see Sean Chapman’s first gallery solo exhibition. The young graphic artist is from Alturas. The Art Center, 317 S. Main Street in Alturas, is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The show runs through March 31.

Humane Society open
High Plateau Humane Society will help you find just the right furry beastie to warm your heart and hearth. Lots of adoptable animals are available. Dog meetings are by appointment: please call (530) 233-9277. High Plateau's Second Chance Thrift Shop is at 114 E. 1st St., open between 10-2 Tues.-Sat. for shopping and adoption pleasure. Tickets for Taste of Modoc are available at HPHS.

Yappy Hours in Alturas
Rain or shine or even snow Yappy Hour in Alturas is always ready to go...
Join the fun and many other dog owners with instructor Roxanne Wright at noon on Saturdays at Veterans’ Park, So. Main St., Alturas in decent weather. Otherwise, show up Saturday at noon at the Jr. Livestock bleachers – the alternate location when the weather not decent. Bring your immunized canine friend for free dog obedience and agility socialization. A small donation will help cover Wright’s fuel. For more information call her at 805-400-7080.

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
Big Snow Park event for all ages
Come to Cedar Pass Snow Park on Sunday, Feb. 26 at noon for Ski and Snowboard Races. No cost to enter, but liability forms for all racers are required and must be signed by parent/guardian, if participant is under age 18. See display ad for details.
Sunrise Rotary and Rotary Club of Alturas are co hosting this event for all ages from tiny tots to adults.

Girls Softball Clinic has been cancelled for Sunday, Feb. 26. No new date has been set.

Yappy Hour at Bieber Park
Rain or shine or even snow Yappy Hour is always ready to go...
Meet at the Bieber Park at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Adin residents are invited, as Yappy Hour will be discontinued for the time being in Adin. Join the fun. Dog trainer Roxanne Wright invites all dog owners to meet every Sunday Bring your canine friend for 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.

Sunday, February 26

Big Snow Park event for all ages
Come to Cedar Pass Snow Park on Sunday, Feb. 26 at noon for Ski and Snowboard Races. No cost to enter, but liability forms for all racers are required and must be signed by parent/guardian, if participant is under age 18. See display ad for details.
Sunrise Rotary and Rotary Club of Alturas are co hosting this event for all ages from tiny tots to adults.

Girls Softball Clinic has been cancelled for Sunday, Feb. 26. No new date has been set.

Yappy Hour at Bieber Park
Rain or shine or even snow Yappy Hour is always ready to go...
Meet at the Bieber Park at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Adin residents are invited, as Yappy Hour will be discontinued for the time being in Adin. Join the fun. Dog trainer Roxanne Wright invites all dog owners to meet every Sunday Bring your canine friend for 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, February 27

Parent activity at Early Head Start
Early Head Start Event: Parent Activity: Monday, February 27 from 10-11:30 OR 2-3:30 p.m. Activity: Scrapbooking at 901 N East A Street, Alturas. Spaces are limited. RSVP to Maria at 233-7129. 

Playgroup- a good time to share
Alturas Community Playgroup now meets on Mondays from 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. in the preschool building at Alturas Elementary School. The group is open to parents with children ages 0-5. The playgroup is closed on major holidays and school breaks.

Tuesday, February 28

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday with their annual Pancake Supper on February 28 at 5 p.m. The entire community is welcome to stop by to enjoy the meal. St. Michael’s is located at 310 West North St., Alturas. Purchase tickets at the door $5 for adults; $2 for kids 5-12; no charge for under age 5, no charge.

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 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, March 1

Worshipping Ash Wednesday
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church congregation will be worshipping Ash Wednesday on March 1 at 12:10 p.m.  All are welcome. St Michael's is located at 310 North St., Alturas. 

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, March 2

Modoc County Sheriff Posse        
The Modoc County Sheriff’s Posse meets the first Thursday of each month (March 2) at the Sheriff’s Annex at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested, please stop by.

Coming Soon . . .

Get tickets for “Taste of Modoc”
High Plateau Humane Society's Taste of Modoc is March 4 with a “Tail of the Old West” theme. The night will be filled with cowboy poetry and music. There will be baskets to win and baked goods to purchase. The businesses of Modoc County graciously donate their food and time to help support the cause. Please join us at the Niles Hotel for a wonderful meal of prime rib and chicken with all the side dishes and salads. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for kids. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner served at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at Second Chance Thrift Store 114 East First St., Alturas. High Plateau Humane Society is an all volunteer organization, all proceeds go to the care of Modoc County's homeless pets. 

Cancer Awareness group available
Modoc County Cancer Awareness Group meets the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at Wild Mustard, 203 So. Main St., Alturas. Next meeting is March 6. All are welcome.

Warm up at Bingo night
Join others, ages 18 and up, for Bingo night on the first and Third Tuesdays of each month, at 6 p.m. in Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. VFW Auxiliary 3327 hosts Bingo nights; just show up to play. Next games: March 7 and 21.

MPAT Melodrama at Niles Hotel
Modoc Performing Arts Theater will be presenting their annual dinner theater/fund raiser on March 11 at the Niles Hotel. The melodrama “I Only Have Fangs For You” tickets are $25 per person and doors open at 6 pm.  Only 75 tickets will be sold, but show only seating will be available for $10.   Presale tickets at Antonio’s Cucina Italiana or contact Karen Hays  (530) 640-0028.  

Vision Screening at Senior Center
On March 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Alturas Lions
Club will be sponsoring vision screening for seven different eye diseases at the Senior Center. No appointment necessary. If you have questions call 233-4438.

AVFF to host Ham Bingo
Alturas Veterans Family and Friends (AVFF) will present the second annual Ham Bingo on Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. $15 buy-in for 20 games (winners received hams); $5 extra pack (must by the $15 pack); $100 Blackout (for ages 18 and older only). Come out and have some fun. AVFF hopes to see everyone there. For more information, call Christy Hitchings, 233-4825 or 640-0288.

Soup & Bingo Night
Modoc County Senior Citizens Center will host a Soup & Bingo evening at the center, 906 W. Fourth St., Alturas on Saturday, March 25, 5 p.m. Soup, $7; Bingo buy-in $10 for three cards, eight games; Blackout, $3 per card, $5 for three cards. Blackout prize is a gift certificate.

Beef ‘n Brew
Intermountain CattleWomen have set the date for their third annual Beef  ‘n Brew for Saturday, April 8, 6 p.m. at the Jennifer Skuce Pavilion at the Intermountain Fairgrounds. Watch the Modoc Record for more information closer to the date.

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
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/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 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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