Gatherings for the week of April 28, 2016

“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, April 28

Apply for My School preschool now
My School State Preschool is now accepting preschool applications. Applications can be picked up at My School at 911 N. East St. Alturas, CA. or call (530) 233- 2330 for information.

Lighten up
Trying to lose weight? Give Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) 1954 a try. Join the 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.

Boosters welcome support
Modoc High School Athletics Booster Club will be holding its’ next meeting Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Modoc High School Library.  Please plan to join in to support student athletes.

No delivery
T.E.A.C.H., Inc. announces Foodlink trucks will not be making the April 28 delivery of fresh produce to Veterans Park, So. Main Street, Alturas, for low-income families. Watch the Record for a possible food giveaway in May.

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Friday, April 29

Western Night offers good time
Plans for the 6th Annual Western Night on April 29, are under way at the Surprise Valley Community Church in Cedarville.  Enjoy the talents of family and friends performing music and cowboy poetry along with lots of chuckles.  Chili, coleslaw, and cornbread will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., before the show starts.  A dessert buffet will be available during intermission.  Donations for the dinner and the show are $5.00 each, or $10.00 for the evening.  For questions, call Clarence Wager @233-5185 or the church @ 279-6225.

Spring style on sale
This week at Second Chance Thrift Store all dresses and skirts are buy one get one free. Tuesday-Friday 10:00-4:00.  114 1st St. Ph (530) 233-9277.

Saturday, April 30

4-H Home Ec Day - full of fun
Modoc County 4-H Home Economics Day will be held Saturday, April 30 at Surprise Valley High School in Cedarville.
A Junior Cook-Off Challenge at 2 p.m. will offer tastings to the public. The fashion show begins at 5 p.m. The theme this year is Star Wars. Everyone is welcome. Come and check out what these great 4-Hers have created this year.

Modoc’s Got Talent
Modoc's Got Talent will have its fourth and final show of the season on Saturday, April 30 in the J.E. Niles room from 5-8 p.m. featuring local musical talent. Performers in the shows have a very wide range of experience and styles of performance from Broadway all the way to country and R&B. Performers are both in high school and other adults in the community: Wendy Easley, Craig Flournoy, Mark DeCarlo, Fawn Waterfield, Dan Roeder, Shane Hunsaker, Elizabeth Conner, Samantha Mitchell, Iris Klugherz, Butch Berrill and show organizer Corrie Moore.

Help aid the animals
High Plateau Humane Society is looking for volunteers!  If you have just a few hours a week, put them towards helping homeless animals. Call 233-9277 for more information. 

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery on Saturdays at 6 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. 

Sunday, May 1

Bring ideas, join the party
Cedar Pass Snow Park is having a gathering at the lodge on Cedar Pass this Sunday, May 1 around noon. Anyone who has ideas for summer activities is invited to bring food and family and join the party. The Snow Park is looking at expanding to year round recreation/activities.

Healing Service offered
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will hold a healing service open to all on Saturday, April 30 at 4 p.m. All are welcome at 310 North St., Alturas. 

Trap, skeet shoots begin
Trap and Skeet shoots will be back up and running at the Alturas Rifle & Pistol Range on Centerville Rd., Alturas starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 24.

Monday, May 2

NA meetings begin anew
New Narcotics Anonymous meetings beginning May 2, 2016, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at 105 West Carlos Street, Alturas (Hudson's Solutions) Monday: Just for Today and Topic Discussion. Friday: Step Study. "That no addict seeing recovery need ever die" Emergency hotline 1-881-982-8161. See “Support Group” listings in Classifieds.

Cancer Awareness Group
Modoc County Cancer Awareness Group meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Wild Mustard, Main St., Alturas. The group is open to everyone. There is no cost. Please attend to find out more. For questions call 530-708-1966. All cancer survivors and family members are encouraged to join the group.
The group changed its name last year, from the former Modoc Breast Cancer Support group, to encompass everyone with the new name "Cancer Support Group.” For more information contact Kathleen Harris 708-1966.

Country music happening
Alturas Country Jams are offered each Monday night, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations go to the Flag Fund and supplies. Everyone welcome.

“The Bridge” is open
A new youth center called “The Bridge” for ages 7th - 12th grade is open next to GracePoint Church on Main Street, Alturas. Food, basketball, air hockey and a safe place to hang out, Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. GracePoint Church of the Nazarene is making the facility available.

It’s playtime for little ones
Alturas Community Playgroup is open to parents with children ages 0-5. The playgroup meets every Monday from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at 802 N. East Street (right behind Modoc High School). The playgroup will be closed on major holidays.

Tuesday, May 3

Discounted Rabies Clinic - Alturas
In a county-wide effort to protect pets from Rabies, a Discounted Rabies Clinic will give shots for dogs and cats for $10, at the Alturas Rural Fire Hall located on Rine Street, near the Alturas Library on Tuesday, May 3 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Join Toastmasters
Warner Mountain Toastmasters Club will be meeting 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. May 3 and 10, in Alturas at the Sheriff’s Annex on First St. Look for the Toastmaster sign. Visitors welcome.  Toastmasters provides a positive learning environment in which members develop communication and leadership skills. For questions call President Judy Mason 233-6648.   

Foster youth – how to help
Join the conversation to learn about how you can help local Foster youth thrive. Coffee and conversation will be served up on Thursday, May 5 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Niles Hotel Fountain Room. Information will be available on how to become a Mentor, CASA volunteer, Tutor or Foster Parents for a child in need. For more information please contact Jessica at T.E.A.C.H., Inc. (530) 233-3111. Enter the Niles Fountain Room on Modoc Street, Alturas.

Shop Federated for Buck a Bag deals
Stop by the Federated Church Thrift Shop on North St., Alturas for many gently used items. From May 3 to May 10, the shop will hold a “Buck a Bag” sale on all clothing except the specially marked rack. “Come and see,” say volunteers.

Come for early Bingo
Join other players, ages 18 and up, Tuesday, May 3, at 5 p.m. for Bingo night. The games are hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327 in Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Just show up to play.
The third week is a bit different.  A blood bank will be held on May 17 at the Veterans Hall, ALturas from 1 to 6 p.m.  Therefore, bingo will be Wed., May 18 at 5:00 p.m. The Auxiliary is now accepting donations for their annual rummage sale.

“The Bridge” is open
A new youth center called “The Bridge” for ages 7th - 12th grade is open next to GracePoint Church on Main Street, Alturas. Food, basketball, air hockey and a safe place to hang out, Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. GracePoint Church of the Nazarene is making the facility available.

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.

Send us your classified
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.

Rides for Veterans
The VA van transports veterans free to 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, May 4

Discounted Rabies Clinic in SV
In a county-wide effort to protect pets from Rabies, a Discounted Rabies Clinic will give shots for dogs and cats for $10, at the Cedarville Fire Hall on May 4 from 3:30 – 4 p.m.

Register for Alturas State Preschool
Parents with children 3 to 5 years of age can register for the new Alturas Elementary State Preschool located on the Alturas Elementary School campus (Lou Foster building, across the parking lot of the AES office) or at the Alturas State Preschool located in the Federated Church on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at each individual site. Come fill out the application and ensure your child is registered and ready to go. 
For more information please call Modoc County Office of Education at 233-7115.

Lunch group sets date
Modoc Ladies Lunch will be Wednesday, May 4 at the Arrowhead Golf Course at noon. All are welcome. Call Kay 233-1268 or 708-0362 for reservations.

“The Bridge” is open
A new youth center called “The Bridge” for ages 7th - 12th grade is open next to GracePoint Church on Main Street, Alturas. Food, basketball, air hockey and a safe place to hang out, open Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. GracePoint Church of the Nazarene is making the facility available.

Free adult Flu shots
Every Wednesday now from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., Modoc County Department of Health Services offers an Adult Flu Clinic with free flu shots. Stop by 441 North Main St., Alturas or call 530-233-6311 for more information. Shots are free of charge and subject to availability. The flu clinic changed from Tuesdays to Wednesdays effective this week and for the future.

Buck-a-Bag deals, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays
The Buck-A-Bag trailer is open from noon until 4 p.m. each Wednesday. The Buck-a-Bag Trailer is located directly north of the Alturas library’s parking lot, on the northeast side of the library. In order to continue with these special offers, the Bookworm and the Buck-a-Bag trailer are in need of volunteers who are willing to work a two-hour shift. It’s fun to be a Friend. Please call 233-3692 to learn how to become a volunteer.

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Thursday, May 5 . . .Cinco de Mayo

Discounted Rabies Clinic – Big Valley
In a county-wide effort to protect pets from Rabies, a Discounted Rabies Clinic will give shots for dogs and cats for $10, at the Big Valley Clinic in Adin on May 5 from noon to 1 p.m.

National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 5. Meet at the Modoc Courthouse at noon to pray for town, county, state and nation. 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Cinco de Mayo dinner
Modoc Heritage Foundation will host a celebration dinner open to the public for Cinco de Mayo, May 5 at Modoc District Fairgrounds, Cedarville. Chef Juan will serve from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Presale Tickets - $12 available from MHF members and at the door. Proceeds will go to the Modoc District Fair.
Dinner includes choice of Chile Verde or Chile Colorado, beans, rice, Chips and salsa, dessert, and a drink (water or lemonade). A no-host bar will offer Margaritas and beer for purchase from the Cedarville Fire Department.

 “The Bridge” is open
A new youth center called “The Bridge” for ages 7th - 12th grade is open next to GracePoint Church on Main Street, Alturas. Food, basketball, air hockey and a safe place to hang out, open Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. GracePoint Church of the Nazarene is making the facility available.

Coming Soon . . .

Spring Rummage Sale
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Women’s annual Spring Rummage Sale will open to the public Friday, May 6 at 9 a.m. at 310 North Street in Alturas. Extremely reasonably priced clothes, kitchen items, electronics, tools, household linens, decorations and much more. A great chance to recycle and reuse community assets or possibly find a special treasure.
Sandwiches, cakes and drinks for lunch as well. Please plan to stop by.

Dinner tickets boost Scholarship Fund
A Community Scholarship Fund Spaghetti Dinner will be held Friday, May 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 810 W. Carlos St., Alturas. Spaghetti, salad, Garlic bread, dessert and beverage for $10 adults; $6 kids 12 and under; Deliveries at 6 p.m. for an additional $3. Call Christian Greene 530-708-1130 or email 2K16seniorproject@gmail.com to arrange for tickets or delivery. Tickets are also available at True Value.
Modoc High Senior Christian Greene is partnering with Alturas Rotary to host this event, complete with live music, Open Auction to include two Sacramento Kings 2016-2017 tickets in the new arena.

Big sale at Round Barn
Fort Crook Museum Community Yard and Estate Sale, May 6 and 7 at the Round Barn from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lot of tools and household goods and furniture from an estate. You won't want to miss this one.

Spring Bazaar, bake sale, raffles
Join Alturas Veterans Family and Friends (AVFF) for their second annual Spring Bazaar and Bake Sale May 7 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Lunch will be available. Raffle tickets are now on sale to win a 32-inch HDTV and an Acer Chromebook, plus other prizes. For more information or tickets please contact Christy Hitchings, 233-4825 or Amber Provart, 233-3660.

Pre sale tickets for Berkeley Talbott benefit
Family and friends of Berkeley Talbott are hosting a benefit dinner May 7 on the patio behind the Alturas Elks Lodge. Presale tickets for the “To Go” only dinners are $20 per plate. Dinners may be picked up behind the Lodge between 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Pit barbecued beef, beans, potatoes, salad and roll catered by Alturas Elks. Tickets are available at Frank’s Carpets, Seab’s True Value and Ace Four Seasons, all in Alturas.
Berkeley, son of Jess and Katie Talbott of Alturas, is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. 

Elk Foundation banquet, auction
Warner Mountain Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host its 17th annual fundraising banquet and auction at the Niles Hotel May 7.  Proceeds from the banquet will be used to “ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.” Purchase tickets by calling Aaron Teuscher at (530) 524-7725 or Jimmy Lloyd at (530) 640-1275.

Enter Chocolate creations
Dr. Roberts Fund presents the sixth annual Chocolate Wars Saturday, May 7 at Modoc District Fairgrounds, Cedarville. Doors open to the public at 2 p.m. when tasting begins. Auction and raffle begin at 3 p.m. $5/person, 12 and older; $2/person 11 and under. See display ad for details.

Commodities coming
T.E.A.C.H., Inc. will offer food Commodities on Tuesday, May 10 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the grey doors. Recipients must bring proof of income. For questions/further information please contact T.E.A.C.H., 233-3111.

State of Workforce discussion
Make plans to attend and give feedback Tuesday, May 10 at the “State of Workforce” Discussion at Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc., 221 N. Main St., Alturas, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served, so please RSVP to Stacy Snow, ssnow@ncen.org or call 530-233-4161. See display ad for complete details.

Modoc Estates meeting
Modoc Recreational Estates Association will hold their next Board meeting on May 10. Business to be discussed will be nominations for 2016 and 2017 officers for President, Treasurer and Sergeant at Arms. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse located on Steelhead Lane, Modoc Estates.

Rhonda Haselip Invitational
Special Olympians from several northern California counties will gather at the Modoc High School football field on Thursday, May 19 for the Rhonda Haselip Invitational. Registration will take place at 10:00 a.m. with the opening ceremony scheduled for 11:00 a.m.

Yard Sale is team effort
Modoc County Senior Citizens Center and the High Plateau Humane Society are teaming up to raise funds for both the seniors and animals by having a yard sale on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Second Chance Thrift Store, 114 E. 1st St., Alturas.
Do some spring-cleaning and bring the donations to Second Chance Thrift Store in advance. Call the Senior Center (530) 233-4438 with any questions.

Support Groups

Modoc County Inter-group Council AA/Al-Anon/NA Meeting Schedule AA Helpline/Meeting Info: 877-880-2880.

New Narcotics Anonymous meetings beginning May 2, 2016, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at 105 West Carlos Street, Alturas (Hudson's Solutions) Monday: Just for Today and Topic Discussion. Friday: Step Study. "That no addict seeing recovery need ever die" Emergency hotline 1-881-982-8161. 

Alturas AA Brown Baggers at 110 West Carlos Street, is open Monday-Saturday, 12 p.m. & 7 p.m. Hilltoppers Group at Federated Church, 307 East First Street, is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8:00 p.m., non-smoking. Traditions Group at Faith Baptist Church, 700 West Carlos Street (Corner of Carlos & West), is open Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., non-smoking.

Alturas Al-Anon Al-Anon Group at 110 W. Carlos St, Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., non-smoking.

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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