Gatherings for the week of November 16, 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, November 16

Hear Fire Safe Council wrap up
The Modoc Fire Safe Council will hold their General Meeting on Thursday November 16, at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room located at 221 W. 8th Street at the USDA Service Center in Alturas.  The Fire Safe Council will have a wrap up of the 2017 Fire Prevention activities and start planning for Fire Prevention and education activities for 2018.  For more information on this meeting or any of the Modoc Fire Safe Council programs contact Stacey Hafen at 530-233-5516 or email

Elks to host holiday activities
Alturas Elks Lodge will not have their next regular meeting until December 14. Still, the Lodge needs help with activities such as decorating for Christmas, the Tom and Jerry Mixer at the Lodge and the annual Hoop Shoot contest - dates to follow. Remember to thank a veteran and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Any questions call Doug Waterman 640-1731.

No MORT until December
November Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism (MORT) meeting has been cancelled. A special MORT meeting will be scheduled in December.

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 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Located on the west side of the Main Library on West Third St., Alturas.

TOPS wants 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.

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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, November 17

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

Minimum Day for Modoc Joint Unified Schools.
Schools close for Thanksgiving break from Nov. 20-24.

Free movie for veterans
"Thank You For Your Service" will be showing at the Niles A.C.T. Theater in Alturas on November 17-19, rated R. Free admission to Veterans. Movie is sponsored by Wild Mustard and Modoc County Behavioral Health.

Chamber Mixer
Alturas Chamber of Commerce welcomes the public to a Chamber Mixer at the Art Center on Friday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided. Check out the Art Center and consider becoming a Chamber member. Stop by to learn more.

Half off sale at Humane Society
Half off this week on clothing 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 - Saturday 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. Phone (530) 233-9277.

Good info for moms, little ones
Early Head Start will host an event for pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old for a Playgroup/Socialization on Friday, November 17 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Topic will be winter driving safety. Activities: Fine Motor Activities and a snack of Bagels, cream cheese and melon will be provided at the Early Head Start center, 901 N. East A Street, Alturas. Phone: 233-7134/233-7129.

Saturday, November 18

Soup Kitchen open to all
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting a soup kitchen on Saturday, November 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church building located at 104 East 13th Street in Alturas.  All those who would like to attend are welcome to attend.

Toys sale keeping kids happy
Federated Church Toy Sale will feature lots of dolls, stuffed animals, games, puzzles, children's books and movies, cars, trucks and baby toys. Come by 307 East 1st Street from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., this Saturday, Nov. 18 for lots of great gifts for the kids on your Christmas list.

Free Motivation
... to unstick your stuck projects! Join local group from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for a
day of sewing and sharing Thanksgiving potluck. Quilting or any type of
needlework is welcome. Bring a project or just drop by to visit.  All
ages welcome. This informal group charges no membership dues, but they
encourage everyone to support The Art Center through an annual
subscription. Questions? Call or text Monica at 530-338-1222.

Jammin’ good time coming
The monthly music jam in Cedarville is set for Saturday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m.  This allows everyone to drive in daylight and hopefully not be trapped in winter storms. The Jam is held at the Surprise Valley Community Church on 405 Bonner Street, and is open to any kind of music, as well as all instruments. A supportive audience is always in attendance. Come join your friends for an afternoon of fun and good music. Please call Clarence Wager at (530) 233-5185, with any questions.

VFW Post meeting 
VFW POST 3327 will hold its next regular meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 18 at the Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Come out and see what is happening with your local post.

Yappy Hour
Alturas Yappy hour meets every Saturday at noon 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. Small donation is appreciated for fuel supplies and treats.

Sunday, November 19

Thanksgiving Food Drive Giveaway
The New Life Christian Center, 1040 N. Main, Alturas, will be offering a Thanksgiving food drive giveaway, for those in need of Thanksgiving dinner food items, on Sunday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m. It is on a first-come-first-serve basis and available while supplies last.

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.

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, November 20

The Thanksgiving Modoc Record issue will be published and available Wednesday morning, Nov. 22.
Deadlines for this issue:
Display Advertising, Monday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m.
*Letters to the Editor and submitted articles/photos: Monday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m.
*Gatherings & Classified Ads: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m.
The Record office will be closed Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23, 24.

Country Jam heats up Vets Hall
Join the Country Jam at Veterans Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Live country music every Monday night, 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” offers 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, November 21

Community Blood Drive
Please consider donating much-needed blood during the Alturas community Blood Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. The VFW Auxiliary will sponsor the hall and offer refreshments available for donors.

Become a Friend
Friends of the Modoc County Library will gather Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. for the Board’s monthly meeting at the Alturas Library, 212 W. 3rd Street.
Become a member by obtaining an application at the Library. No meeting will be held in December.

Early Head Start sets events
Tulelake Early Head Start will host a Nov. 29, Socialization, Autumn leaf collage, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at 765 Main St., Tulelake. Pregnant moms and young children welcome. Call (530) 667-3119.

Humane Society offers winter hours
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 will move to winter hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Phone (530) 233-9277.

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 (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 Tuesday for the RECORD online and print editions. Email or call 530-233-2632; Fax 530-233-5113.

Wednesday, November 22

Record early for Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving Modoc Record issue will be published and available Wednesday morning, Nov. 22.
The Record office will be closed Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23, 24.

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, November 23 . . . Happy Thanksgiving!

Holiday Mass at Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart Mass will be given at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Fourth St., Alturas.

Join the Turkey Trot
Join the activity on Thanksgiving morning at 8:30 a.m., Nov. 23, for a three-mile walk/run at the Modoc Wildlife Refuge in Alturas. Enjoy a walk or come to run. Runners’ awards will be given for: fastest male and female, fastest over 40-59 years; faster over 60, fastest under 9 and fastest 9-12. Post registration is $25 (after Nov. 15) and will not include a t-shirt and bag. Proceeds go toward gifts (birthday, Christmas and graduation) for children in the foster care system. Obtain registration forms at T.E.A.C.H., Inc., 112 East 2nd St., Alturas or call (530) 233-3111.

Make Thanksgiving reservations
The community is cordially invited to the free Thanksgiving Dinner to be served on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 12 noon, presented by Christian Life Assembly, 225 West “B” Street, Alturas.
Advance reservations are required and must be made by calling (530) 233-5772 or the Church office, 233-2804.

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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Bazaar offers treasures, lunch
Bazaar brought to you by Community Presbyterian Church, Tulelake
Friday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come to the Annex of the Community Presbyterian Church, 442 Second Street, Tulelake (across the street from the elementary school). From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy your choice of two homemade soups plus bread, coffee/tea, and dessert for a $10 donation.  Take-out is available.
A limited quantity of Christmas wreaths will be available. Please get on waiting list. Shop for treasures made in the renowned kitchen and craft rooms of church members.

Turkey Bingo in early December
VFW Auxiliary 3327 in Alturas will host a Turkey Bingo on December 3 at 2:00 p.m.  Doors open at 1:00 p.m. at Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas.  Regular bingo buy-in of $10, with a turkey given as the prize for each bingo.  At half time, there will be snacks for sale.  Last game will be a black out for $1.00 a card with a very special gift for bingo. Minors are welcome. Half time drawings.

CHP, Alturas City Fire play to benefit kids
The 8th Annual Alturas California Highway Patrol versus Alturas City Fire Department benefit basketball game is set for Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Modoc High School Gym.
The effort is a “Coats for Kids” drive aimed at an effort to provide a warm coat to a needy child. Admission to the event is $5 or one new or slightly used coat/jacket per person. The coats and cash will be donated to the CHP and AVFD.

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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