Gatherings for the week of June 14, 2018

“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, June 14

Junior Livestock Show in full swing
Market Swine begins on Thursday in the sale barn at 8:00 a.m., followed by Market Beef classes. Market Sheep starts at 11:00 a.m. with Market Goats following. Pee Wee Showmanship is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, with breeding classes to follow. The Livestock Judging Contest opens at 4:00 p.m. for those who would like to get in on the action. Modoc Shooting Sports will once again have the Drive-Thru BBQ beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the south parking lot.

Fun time for young ones
Join the Alturas Library staff for stories and craft times on Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 through July 19 at 212 West Third St., Alturas. Bring the young ones to enjoy the special time.

Join the Red Cross
The American Red Cross local meeting will be June 14, at 11:00 a.m.,
222 W. North Street (location donated by the City of Alturas)
Come to learn how to be a volunteer. Call Judy at 708-0408 for information.

Groundbreaking for MMC new facility
Please join the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Modoc Medical Center Hospital Facility on Flag Day, June 14 at 2 p.m. Meet at the new location on Nagle Street south of Highway 299, across from the former Forest Service Building. New facility location is 1111 N. Nagle Street, Alturas.
Local contractor White Bear Construction is thanked for working with MMC on this portion of the project. 

MORT brief meeting
Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism will hold a brief meeting Thursday, June 14, at 4:00 p.m. at Veteran's Memorial Park in Alturas.

Join the Flag Day Ceremony
Alturas Elks Lodge will present a Flag Day Ceremony on Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge, 619 N. Main St., Alturas. Hot dogs, apple pie, ice cream will be served and the ceremony will follow. Public invited. Call 530-640-0487 for more information.

Dartts perform free concert
The Dartts will be at the Adin Community Bible Church, 306 S. Main St., Hwy 299, Adin, on Thursday, June 14, at 7:00 p.m. The gospel-singing family will entertain with a smooth blend and a heartfelt presentation. Tracy Dartt has written hundreds of gospel songs including the very popular "God on the Mountain."  This song, and many of his other songs, have been recorded by some of the world's top Gospel artists. For more information contact  530-260-0841.

Rib dinner drive-thru
The 5th Annual California 4-H Shooting Sports Team will offer a barbecue rib drive through dinner on Thursday, June 14 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Alturas Junior Livestock Grounds in Alturas. Dinner, $10 per dinner for pork ribs, coleslaw, beans, corn and roll. No pre-sale tickets; first come, first served. Call Jim Wosch for more information, 640-1815. All proceeds go to the 4-H Shooting program.

Swing by Modoc Museum
The Modoc County Museum opened May 1 for the season. The all-volunteer staff keeps the doors open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. until the end of October. 
Members always get in free, so come in to find a bit of the old west.

Joyful Noise plays on
Come jam with 'Joyful Noise' Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. - two hours of
live Christian music. Everyone is invited to sing or play. Join this non-denominational gathering at Church of Christ, behind Holiday Market, 1450 N. Warner St. Free admission. Donations go towards utilities/expenses. For more information, call or text Monica at 530-338-1222.

Bookworm offers good options
The stock is ever changing at the Friends of the Library Bookworm store. The Bookworm offers low-cost, slightly used books, DVD’s, VHS tapes, and audio products. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. There is a new teaching materials section and great children’s section. Located west of the main library on W. 3rd St., Alturas.

TOPS can 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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Friday, June 15

The Modoc Record office closes at 1:00 p.m. Fridays.

Early Head Start hosts event
Early Head Start will host an event for pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old. Join the playgroup/socialization on Friday, June 15 from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 901 N. East A St., Alturas. Topic: Fire Safety; Presenter: US Forest Service. Lunch and child care provided. Door prizes. Please phone: 233-7134/233-7129.

Final, big day for Junior Show
The 70th Annual Alturas Rotary Clubs' Junior Livestock Show and Sale will be held June 15 with a theme of "1970's." Showmanship classes are set for Friday morning and top participants will face off in the Round Robin Showmanship at 12:00 p.m. The Awards Ceremony is slated for 3:00 p.m. and the Community Barbecue, sponsored by Modoc Farm Supply, will start at 5:00 p.m. The Big Valley Color Guard will present the colors at 6:00 p.m., followed by Dillon Flournoy's rendition of the "National Anthem" and the ever-anticipated Livestock Sale starts at 6:30 p.m. at the John Cumming Memorial Livestock Grounds between Eighth and Fourth Streets, Alturas. Everyone is welcome to bid on the animals.

Jammin' good time in SV
The summer schedule for the Friday night jams in Cedarville will continue on June 15 at 6 p.m. Bring your instruments and songs to participate in a great fun-filled evening. The location is the Surprise Valley Community Church, 405 Bonner Street in Cedarville. An audience is also necessary, so come to listen and visit even if you don't bring an instrument. All types of music welcome. For information, call Clarence Wager at 233-5185.

Support Humane Society's shop
High Plateau Humane Society's Second Chance Thrift Store is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at 114 1st St., Alturas. Phone (530) 233-9277.

T.E.A.C.H Thrift Store
The T.E.A.C.H Thrift Store is open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. This is a unique thrift store located at the side entrance of T.E.A.C.H., Inc. Donations are used to help men and women in crisis and families in need.
In addition, the store is open the first Saturday of the month now through the summer. Donations are always welcome and if you have any questions please stop by or call the T.E.A.C.H office at (530) 233-3111.

Check out deals at Bookworm
The Friends of the Library Bookworm store offers low-cost, slightly used books, DVD's, VHS tapes, and audio products. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. A teaching materials section and great children's section are available. Located west of the main library on W. 3rd St., Alturas.

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Saturday, June 16

Children’s Fair day
Modoc Sportsman’s Outdoor Expo & Children’s Fair opens Saturday, June 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Alturas Veterans Park, So. Main St. Opening Prayer & RISE Youth Native Dancers and Drummers at 10 a.m. Free dental screenings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (in the Veterans Hall); Wild Things exhibit, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., Duck Calling, 12:30 p.m., Star Lodge presentations (in hall), 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Jet Propulsion demonstration to be determined. Activities, games, displays, music, raffles, food and much more.

Garden Work Day
Garden Work Days at The Living in Wellness Center, Adin are June 16 and 30. Please join them from 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. in creating a fabulous community garden. To learn more, contact The Living in Wellness Center, (530) 299-3518406 Main Street, Adin.

Porter show now on display
Drew Porter of Alturas currently has his unique paintings and art work in the Art Center’s gallery at 317 So. Main Street during the month of June. Stop by to see the new show.

Yappy Hour at Veterans Park
Alturas Yappy Hour continues to meet at Veterans Park in Alturas on Saturdays at noon for basic training, socialization and agility fun. Bring a furry friend, water and treats for the pet and current vaccination records. Fall River classes are on Sundays at the Fall River Park at noon. A donation for supplies and fuel is appreciated. Call Roxanne for info 805-400-7080.

Sunday, June 17 . . . Happy Father's Day

Sportsman’s Expo, CHP Bike Rodeo
Modoc Sportsman’s Outdoor Expo is also Sunday, June 17 from 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Alturas Veterans Park, So. Main St. Free admission. CHP will offer free bike and helmet safety checks, a bicycle obstacle course and more (permission slips required to participate); also the Expo will offer wagon rides, activities, games, music, food, demonstration and more. See display ad for events.

Rivers of Life hosts speaker of hope
Come to hear Francie Coon speak a word of hope at Rivers of Life Church, 316 West Eighth St., Alturas. Services start at 10 a.m. Potluck to follow for Father’s Day, so those who can are asked to bring a favorite dish to share.

Trap, Skeet shoots
Trap and Skeet practice is open to all interested at the Alturas Rifle range on Sundays, at 9 a.m. For questions, please call 640-2019.

Monday, June 18

Get in a swim – Pool opens
The Alturas Municipal Pool (JP. McHugh Memorial Swimming Pool) will open Monday, June 18 for the swimming season. The public pool and concession stand are located at the corner of Warner and West Fourth Streets, Alturas. General admission - $3; senior citizens - $2. No charge for the wading pool, but children must be supervised by an adult al all times. Pool hours: Recreational swimming: Monday – Friday, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Lap swimming: Monday – Saturday, 12 – 1 p.m., 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For information or to reserve a space for swimming lessons, please call (530) 233-4299.

Join Summer Reading Program
All ages may begin the journey to everywhere anytime now through Friday, July 27 with “on your own” self-paced reading program through Modoc County Library. Stop by the Alturas Library for a reading log or call 530-233-6358 for more information. The Library is located at 212 West Third St.

Summer Camp begins
‘Summer Learning Camp” at The Living in Wellness Center every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from June 11 through July 6. Join in and learn about gardening, take a nature walk, world cultures, music around the world, creating a rainstick and much more. There will be free pool days and lunch provided on most camp days. To learn more, sign up now at The Living in Wellness Center, (530) 299-3518406 Main Street, Adin.

Tai Chi and Yoga day
Tai Chi & Yoga are offered each Monday at the Living in Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Senior Chair Tai Chi each Monday, noon – 1:30 p.m. $5 donation. Call 640-2933 for more information.

Country Jam
Alturas Country Jam resumes on Monday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Federated Church, 307 East 1st Street in Alturas. Join them each Monday, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations will go to the church and for supplies.

Tuesday, June 19

Blood Drive June 19
The Alturas Community Blood Drive will be held June 19 at Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. The drive will welcome donors from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

LCAP Public hearing
The Public Hearing on the LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) and the 2018/19 Budget will be held in the High School Library at Surprise Valley High School on Tuesday – June 19, 2018 at 7 p.m.
A copy of the proposed budget may be inspected by the public at the Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District Office June 14, 15 and 18 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

EHS hosts class
Early Head Start in Tulelake will host a Skills Enrichment class, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and activity: frames for pictures for pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old.
June 27, Socialization, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Activity: Communication. 
Please call (530) 667-3119 for information about the EHS program. 

Next Bingo in July
Due to the Blood Drive on June 19, Bingo games will be postponed until July 3. Join others, ages 18 and up for Bingo nights, at 6 p.m. and on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at the Veterans Memorial Hall, So, Main St., Alturas. The games are hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327.

Bookworm offers choice
The Friends of the Library Bookworm store offers low-cost, slightly used books, DVD’s, VHS tapes, and audio products. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. A new teaching materials section and great children’s section are available. Located west of the main library on W. 3rd 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.

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

Wednesday, June 20

Free movie night
Wild Wednesday is back for summer. The next free movie is Wednesday, June 20, featuring “Minions” sponsored by the Modoc Work Activity Center. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and show begins at 11:00 a.m. at the A.C.T. Niles Theater, So. Main St., Alturas.

MREA meeting June 20
Modoc Recreational Estates Board of Directors monthly meeting for June will be held on June 20 at 3 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Annex building on Court Street, Alturas.

Cal Pines Executive Board to meet
The California Pines Executive Board Meeting will be held on June 20 at 9 a.m. at the Cal Pines Lodge.

Help plan Snow Park activities
Cedar Pass Snow Park is now working on getting summer activities going and has formed a committee called Cedar Pass Summer Activities Group.
The committee is really going to need some help on all this and is hoping that anyone interested will come to their committee meeting on Wednesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. at The Art Center, across from the Niles Hotel, Alturas. Contact Nichole Battram at  (530) 640 2077 with or for information.

Enjoy Yappy Hour
Yappy Hours are held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at the Adin Park. Basic training, socialization and agility fun, bring your furry friend, treats water for your pet, and current vaccination records. If needed, call Roxanne for info 805-400-7080.

Grab good deals at Buck-A-Bag
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, June 21 . . First day of Summer!

Veterans ride free
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.

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Coming Soon . . .

New Skate Park Grand Opening
Alturas Skate Park Grand Opening invites the community to attend a short ribbon cutting ceremony, balloons, cake, drinks, free Niles Theater movie tickets for the first 25 kids. Join the event on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the new Alturas Skate Park, located just west of the Junior Livestock Grounds. The Skate Alturas Community Group wants to publicly thank all the VIP supporters and contributors.

Race day coming
Race day tickets are now online for the Gordon Russell Senior Memorial Race held Saturday, June 23 at the Modoc District Fairgrounds in Cedarville. Purchase tickets online at or stop by Modoc Farm Supply. It's sure to be a fun night, with racers coming from three states including Nevada Pro Stock Association, Outlaw Pro Stock Association and even local hobby stocks.  All grandstand proceeds benefit the Modoc Heritage Foundation and Modoc District Fair. 

Mountain Jubilee fun
Mountain Jubilee at Inter-Mountain Fair in McArthur on Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Live music, noon to 9 p.m. food, beverage, Inter-Mountain Mustang Car Club Show, Hunger Games, Mayer’s “Run for your Life” 5K Color Run, Children’s petting zoo and activities, Fall River VCC Certified Farmer’s Market, Crown Camera Photo workshop, barbecued dinner, horseshoe tournament, co-ed Big Ball Tournament, Cribbage Tournament.

Food Link schedules delivery
Food Link trucks will deliver fresh produce June 28 at 11 a.m. for low-income families. Please bring your own boxes to Veterans Park, So. Main St., Alturas. The food giveaway will start when the truck arrives approximately 11 a.m. The special giveaways are sponsored by Lassen County Council, Modoc Emergency Food Bank, T.E.A.C.H., Inc., Foodlink Sacramento and USDA Commodities. Please contact Ryan or Lola at T.E.A.C.H., at 233-3111.

Empowerment workshop
ACCESS California will present a Superior Region Empowerment workshop on Thursday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. The workshop is designed to educate community members about the local community planning process and help them craft their own public statements. Participants will then attend a local mental health board/commission meeting where they will be supported and coached on delivering advocacy for services and policies that positively impact client/consumers. Contact Behavioral Health (530) 233-6312, for more information and information about online registration.

Behavioral Health Board meeting
Modoc County Behavioral Health Advisory Board will meet June 28, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the Health Services building, 441 N. Main St., Alturas. This meeting is open to the public.

Support Groups

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

AA - Alturas Hilltoppers meets Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Federated Church, 307 East First St., Alturas.

Local 12 Step Meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous)
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas

12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #4, 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
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.
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 5:00 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.
AA/NA meetings at the Wellness Center Sundays at 5 p.m.,
AA/NA meetings at Bieber Medical Center, Wednesdays at noon.

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.

Call us Monday through Thursday 8:30AM - 5:00PM and 8:30AM -1PM on Fridays at (530) 233-2632 or e-mail us at

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