Gatherings for the week of January 29, 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 record1@modocrecord.com. Announcement deadline is 11 a.m. each Wednesday to make the following day’s Record.

Thursday, January 29

Murder Mystery Auditions
Auditions for the Niles Hotel Murder Mystery Dinner Theater to take place Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the J.E. Niles room.  Ages 16 plus are welcome to audition. Experience is not necessary. Performance dates start April 17 and 18.
For more information please call 530-708-2982. 

Get easy access
Sign up for The Modoc County Record online access at www.modocrecord.com or email subs@modocrecord.com for print, online subscriptions or both. Call 530-233-2632, or stop by the Record office at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 -1 p.m. Or mail your information to us at Modoc County Record, P.O. Box 531, Alturas, CA 96101 or stop by the Record at 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas.

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, January 30

Murder Mystery Auditions
Auditions for the Niles Hotel Murder Mystery Dinner Theater to take place Friday, January 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the J.E. Niles room.  Ages 16 plus are welcome to audition. Experience is not necessary. For more information please call 530-708-2982. Performance dates start April 17 and 18.

Place Super Bowl pizza orders today
Buy homemade Take ‘n Bake pizzas for Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1 from the Ft. Bidwell Civic Club.  We offer your choice of several toppings, including Hawaiian, meat-lovers, and veggie.  Only $15 a large pizza.  Pay $20 and you also get a salad to feed four and a two-liter soft drink.  Call 640-0643 by Friday, Jan. 30, to place an order.  Pick-up will be between 10 a.m. and noon on Sat., Jan. 31 at Civic Club, Main St. (Co. Rd. 1) in Ft. Bidwell.  Deliveries will also be made to Lake City and Cedarville post office parking areas, shortly after noon, if you phone in a request at 640-0643 by Fri., Jan. 30.

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.

Valentine’s in mind at HPHS
As Valentine's Day approaches, don't be bashful about checking out the many lovely items associated with that day at the Second Chance Thrift Store in Alturas.  The store features an amazing collection of very nice frames to use to show off a favorite picture at most reasonable prices. The collection of clothing and decorative items is constantly changing, as new items are donated daily to the thrift store, located at the corner of First and Court Streets, Alturas.


Saturday, January 31

True stories: How Mental Health Affects Families
Hear “True Stories on How Mental Health Affects the Diverse Families of Modoc Community” at the Veterans Hall, 500 So. Main ST., Alturas on January 31 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy catering by Antonio’s Cucina Italiana. The program is presented by Sunrays of Hope, Inc., in partnership with Lassen Aurora Network and funded by counties through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63).

Join CattleWomen
Modoc County CattleWomen will host their winter meeting on January 31 at the Likely Fire Hall. Social at 11 a.m. Luncheon and meeting at noon. Please contact Jackie McGarva, 530-233-4809 to RSVP. New members always welcome. Agenda to include spring event discussions: Ag in the Classroom, 50th Anniversary, Beef Ambassador, Committee Chairpersons’ reports and more.

Ground Hog Supper
The Davis Creek 4-H Club will be holding their annual Ground Hog Supper, Saturday, Jan. 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. An auction will follow dinner. Dinner tickets are available at the door: Adults $8, Children, ages 6-12, $6 and ages five and under free. Call Adrian Cuzick at 233-2265 or Jenny Jayo at 233-5398 for tickets too. Groundhog Day falls on Monday, Feb. 2.

Second Chance deals help pets
High Plateau Humane Society's Second Chance Thrift store is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for shopping convenience.  Browse and find a wealth of clothing and other items at very reasonable prices. All the proceeds benefit HPHS' on-going rescue of homeless dogs and cats.


Sunday, February 1 . . . Superbowl Sunday

Fun at South Fork Event Center
South Fork Event Center in Likely will be the site for a family-friendly Super Bowl Sunday potluck event. Everyone welcome. No cover charge. Doors open at 2 p.m.; game starts at 3 p.m.
Ribs, chicken wings and pulled pork will be available for $7.50 per plate. Proceeds will help refurbish Likely’s welcome signs. Two TVs, crafts & activities for kids; open gym.

Trap, skeet shoots
Trap and skeet shoots are 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 10 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, February 2 . . .Groundhog Day

Quilting classes on Mondays
Join the free beginning Quilting classes at the Niles Hotel. Bring your sewing machine. Classes continue every Monday in January and February at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Niles Room, Niles Hotel. RSVP to Jean at 530-708-1767 or Julie at 530-708-2839.

Try Playgroup time
Alturas Community Playgroup is open to parents with children ages 0-5. The playgroup meets every Monday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at 802 N East Street (right behind Modoc High School). The playgroup will be closed on major holidays/school breaks.

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.


Tuesday, February 3

Get involved
Fort Crook Museum in Fall River Mills welcomes the public on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. to their monthly Board Meeting at the Museum.
The museum purchased the church that is adjacent to the museum which will make building number 13 on the museum grounds, considered to be the largest museum in Northern California.

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.

Try Toastmasters
"It's the work we put in when no one is watching that makes the difference." - Greg Van Borssum
Toastmasters provides experiential learning through a self paced educational program. Join long-time members and new members as they begin preparing for the spring-time speech contests. Toastmasters meet each Tuesday noon at the Art Center, 217 Main St., Alturas.

Shop the Bookworm
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, February 4

Time to sell, locate
Email classified ads to the Record before noon Wednesday for the next day’s online and in print edition. Email classifieds@modocrecord.com

Lunch group gathers
Modoc Ladies Luncheon Group will head to Lazy B Grill on Wednesday, Feb. 4 for lunch and visiting. Join them by making a reservation for the 11:30 a.m. gathering. Call Betty at 233-5217. Newcomers always welcome.

 

Thursday, February 5

Get easy access
Sign up for The Modoc County Record online access at www.modocrecord.com or email subs@modocrecord.com for print, online subscriptions or both. Call 530-233-2632, or stop by the Record office at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 -1 p.m. Or mail your information to us at Modoc County Record, P.O. Box 531, Alturas, CA 96101 or stop by the Record at 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas.

 

Coming Soon. . .

New “Vistas” open to view
The Art Center is pleased to announce "Vistas" - Sean Buie Photography, the Gallery for February - March. The Art Center invites the public to "Vistas" opening reception on Friday, Feb. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 317 So. Main Street, Alturas. 
Mark your calendar for The Art Center's open house on March 7, 2015 to showcase and celebrate many improvements.

Auditions for Rapunzel
Auditions for children, ages Kindergarten through high school from throughout the county, who want to be in the play Rapunzel, will be held Feb. 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Niles Theater. Rehearsals will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. each day prior to the performance.
The Missoula Children’s Theater will present the fairy tale stage play Rapunzel on Feb. 14 with a local cast of youths, at the A.C.T. Niles Theater in Alturas. Two shows: matinee at 1 p.m. and the evening performance at 5 p.m.

Commodities, Drought box day
TEACH, Inc. will offer Commodities and Drought Boxes on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the roll up door behind TEACH in Alturas. Proof of income is required.

Holiday for some
The County of Modoc will observe Lincoln’s Birthday Thursday, February 12 as a holiday. Offices will be closed.

Bingo Night at SVES
Join the Surprise Valley Elementary Eighth grade and parent committee fundraiser bingo night on February 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the elementary gym, 790 High St., Cedarville. The theme for the night is Valentine's Hearts, so bring your favorite sweetheart and play. Come for a night of great fun, great prizes, a bit of food and drink for everyone; even a piñata and childcare. Cards are $10 each and all proceeds help the eighth grade class with their college and university tour. Get more information about the night and donating by calling the SVE school at 530-279-6161, ext. 235.

Sweetheart Bake Sale
Grab lots of sweet treats at the Sweetheart Bake Sale on February 13, between noon and 6 p.m. in front of the Cedarville Post Office. Goodies will be low-cost and oh-so delicious. All proceeds benefit the Surprise Valley Child Development Center program.

Sweetheart Powwow
2015 Sweetheart Exhibition Powwow & Senior Project on February 14, 2015 from noon - 5:00 p.m. at Shirley Oxley Hall, Modoc High School, 900 N. Main St., Alturas.
RISE-TUPE-MESA Projects welcome all ages. Free Drawing ticket at sign-in. Sponsors are Modoc County Health Department and RISE. It is a commercial tobacco, violence, drug and alcohol-free event. For more information call RISE at (530) 233-2226.

Elks Crab Feed
Alturas Elk’s Lodge will host a “Crab and Prime Rib Feed” on Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Two seatings available: 5-6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. All one can eat crab and prime rib with baked potato, green salad and freshly baked bread. Purchase tickets at Frank’s Carpet & Furniture, Alturas or call Jim Rollins, Chairperson at (530) 233-4422.

Annual Crab Feed
Tickets are now on sale for a big crab feed and raffle prizes at Sacred Heart Parish
at 3141 St. Stephens Drive in Anderson, CA on Saturday, Feb. 14. No host cocktails 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m. All you can eat crab, plus clam chowder soup, salad, bread and dessert.  Prime rib and surf & turf also available. Order tickets early, as this event sells out every year: Call Angie at (530) 365-8573 to order your tickets.

President’s Day holiday
Schools, Banks, City, County, State, Federal and US Post offices will observe Monday, Feb. 16 as a holiday for President’s Day, Washington’s Birthday observed.

Mardi Gras Music, Crawdads
Join in the Mardi Gras Celebration “Music and Crawdads” on Saturday, Feb. 21 in the J.E. Niles Room, Niles Hotel in Alturas. Social and Silent Auction starats at 5:30 p.m. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. for $20 per person. No host bar. Silent Auction will close at the end of dinner. Dance starts at 8:30 p.m., $5. Buy tickets now at the Modoc Senior Center, 906 W. Fourth ST., Alturas or call 530-233-4438.

Citizen of the Year dinner
Surprise Valley Citizen of the Year dinner will be Sunday, February 22.
at the Cedarville Senior Center, begins at 5 p.m. Watch for more to come.

Wine, Whiskers night for HPHS
Take part in the 13th annual Wine & Whiskers Taste of Modoc benefit dinner and raffles on February 28 at the Niles Hotel. Tickets are $25 adults; $10 for children under 12. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the High Plateau Humane Society animal rescue work. Purchase tickets from HPHS members or at Second Chance Thrift Store, corner of First and Court Streets, Alturas open Tues. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

 

 

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,
Non-Smoking

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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