Gatherings for the week of May 18, 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, May 18

MORT Expo planning meeting
The Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Inter-Agency Group
will meet Thursday, May 18, at 4:00 p.m. at Modoc National Forest Headquarters, 221 W.8th St. in Alturas. This will be a very important Expo planning meeting.

Fire Safe Council to meet
The Modoc Fire Safe Council is meeting outside of their regular schedule.  The Modoc Fire Safe Council general meeting will be held tonight, May 18 at 5:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at 221 W. 8th Street in the USDA Service Center Conference Room. For more information about the meeting or to request an agenda please call Stacey Hafen at 530.233.5516 or email at modocfiresafecouncil@gmail.com.

“Annie” the Musical opens
Modoc Performing Arts Theater presents Annie the Musical live on stage at the A.C.T. Niles Theater on May 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and May 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets at the box office, $15 adults; $10 seniors; $5 students 5 to 18 years.

Free meal, call for ride
Faith Baptist Church in Alturas will provide a free meal called “Feast of the Father,” for those in the community on Thursday, May 18, at 6:00 p.m.  Transportation to this event will be provided by Sunrays of Hope. Those who need a ride may call (530) 708-0459. All are welcome. Come to the church located on the corner at 810 West Carlos St., Alturas. The meals are offered every third Thursday of the month.

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Stop by Bookworm for deals
Friends of the Library “BookWorm” now open! Offering 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.

Half off deals
Half off on games, shoes and office supplies and clothing, plus cats and dogs are still looking for their forever homes. Check with Second Chance Thrift open Tuesday through Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-2. Stop by 114 E. 1st St., Alturas. The store benefits the Humane Society. Contact High Plateau Humane Society at (530) 233-9277

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, May 19

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

Parents get Night Out
Faith Baptist Church Team Peru will sponsor a Parents Night Out on Friday, May 19 at Faith Baptist Church, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Childcare will be provided by members of Faith Baptist Church Team Peru Mission group for ages 3 years to 6th grade. Games, snacks, movies $20 for 1 child, $30 for 2 children, or $40 for 3 children.

Early Cedarville Jam
The Cedarville Jam group will get together Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at Surprise Valley Community Church on 405 Bonner Street, Cedarville. As usual, all instruments, types of music, and talents are welcome, as well as a large audience! Come and join friends and neighbors for a fine evening of fun. 

Early Head Start event
For Pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old. Socialization: Friday, May 19;
Topic: Parent Talk Time with Dr. Roxana Andrews; Activity: Mud Play (bring extra clothes, plan on getting messy); Time: 10:00-11:30 at Modoc Early Head Start, 901 N. East A Street, Alturas. Phone: 233-7134/233-7129.

Evento de Early Head Start:
Para las mamás embarazadas y los niños 0-3 años de edad.
Socialización: Viernes, 19 de Mayo; Tema: Tiempo de conversación de los padres con la Dr. Roxana Andrews; Actividad: Jugando con la tierra (trae ropa extra porque su hijo podría ensuciarse); Hora: 10:00-11:30, Modoc Early Head Start, 901 N. East A Street, Alturas. Teléfono: 233-7134 / 233-7129.

Stop by Humane Society
Second Chance Thrift Store is open Tuesday through Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-2. Stop by and check it out at 114 E. 1st St., Alturas. Contact High Plateau Humane Society at (530) 233-9277

Join Friday Yappy Hours
Alturas Yappy hour will be meeting Fridays at 5 p.m. from now on at Veterans’ Park in Alturas. Bring mosquito spray and sweatshirts, says organizer/dog trainer Roxanne Wright. Bring your immunized canine friend for free dog obedience and agility socialization. For more information call her at 805-400-7080.

Stop by Bookworm for deals
Friends of the Library “BookWorm” now open! Offering 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.

Saturday, May 20

AVFF Spring Bazaar
Alturas Veterans Family and Friends will offer a Spring Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 20 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, Alturas. To donate baked goods or reserve a booth, contact Christy Hitchings, 233-4825 or 640-0288.

Half off deals
Half off on games, shoes and office supplies and clothing, plus cats and dogs are still looking for their forever homes. Check with Second Chance Thrift open Tuesday through Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-2. Stop by 114 E. 1st St., Alturas. The store benefits the Humane Society. Contact High Plateau Humane Society at (530) 233-9277

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, May 21

Join Yappy Hours in Adin
Rain or shine or even snow Yappy Hour is always ready to go...
Yappy Hour has moved back to Adin Park Sundays at 2:30 p.m. 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, May 22

Country Jam at Vet’s Hall
The Country Jam keeps feet tapping to the music every Monday 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.

June Jamboree tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale at the Modoc County Library for this year’s 13th June Jamboree returning to Stephen and Cheryl Baker’s 10-acre railroad gardens. Pre-sale tickets are now available in Alturas and at branch libraries. $15 per person includes a barbecue lunch on Saturday, June 24. Call 530-233-6326 for more information.

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.

Crafting Circle welcomes
Join the Crafting Circle every Monday, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 406 Main St. in Adin. Learn how to knit to come and share your project. All ages and ability levels welcome. Come and share projects, your passion and ideas or just drop in and chat and have tea. Knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, quilting, spinning, weaving or whatever craft entices you.

Try Journaling for benefits
Learn the benefits of keeping a journal and different techniques for writing May 15-July 17 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in Journaling for 10 weeks at the Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin.

A.C.A/Al-Anon intro for families
An introduction to 12-Step for Adult Children of Alcoholics or for youth is offered on Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. during the A.C.A./Al-Anon  gatherings at the Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin.

Register interest in a future class
A T’ai Chi Chih class has already started and continues, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Mondays at the Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin. However, if interested in a future class, please let the Wellness Center staff know by calling 530-640-2933.

Stop by Bookworm for deals
Friends of the Library “BookWorm” now open! Offering 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, May 23

Local broadband meeting
Chico State University Geographical Information Center will conduct a research project in the City of Alturas to measure the performance of Internet service and to assess the potential for economic development associated with improved broadband. The public is invited to the May 23 meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Alturas City Hall for an opportunity to provide input on your Internet service and how your business could grow from internet-based opportunities.

Commodities available
TEACH, INC. will offer Commodities at the grey door at their Alturas location on Tuesday, May 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants must bring proof of income.

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.

Friend volunteers can make a difference
Friends of the Modoc County Library will meet May 16 at 5 p.m. at the Modoc County Library, 212 West Third St., Alturas. Newcomers welcome to inquire about becoming a member. 2017 Officers/ Board of Directors include: President Sharon Smith-Laacke; Vice President Gene Hess; Secretary Barbie Read; Correspondence Secretary Susi Younger; Treasurer Paul Davis; Bookworm coordinators: Marietta Wellman and Sharon Laacke.

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, May 24

SV FFA Dessert Auction
Surprise Valley FFA will hold a dessert auction, following their annual awards banquet on May 24 at 6 p.m. in the Surprise Valley High School Gym. The support the FFA receives from the community is highly important to the chapter members. The students will be traveling to the National Convention in the Fall of 2018. Installation of the 2017-2018 officer team will be conducted during the banquet.

Alturas FFA Banquet, silent auction
RSVP by May 19 with number of guests planning to attend the Alturas FFA Banquet May 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Modoc High Social Hall. Dinner and awards will honor members, parents and community members for a year of service. Doors open at 6 p.m. – program starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 per person to cover dinner costs. Silent Auction proceeds will benefit National Convention attendees. Call 530-233-7201, ext. 423 or email alturasffa02@gmail.com

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Historical Journals available
The Alturas Chamber of Commerce, which is co-located at the museum keeps the Chamber office open Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Modoc County Historical Society Journals are available for purchase on these days and times. 

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, May 25

Social Security in Alturas
The fourth Thursday of the month (May 25), from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., a Social Security Administration representative will be available at the Modoc County Courthouse, 204 South St., Alturas on the third floor/Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, via elevator access on the southeast side of the Courthouse.
Claims Specialist Ms. Balsz, will be present with full computer access to SSA Systems. She will be able to take claims, process Social Security number replacement cards and answer questions. This is a first come, first serve basis. Appointments are not taken. Please call the Yreka Social Security office at 1-888-366-6145 with any questions.

Fresh produce Foodlink delivery
Foodlink trucks will deliver fresh produce Thursday, May 25 to Modoc County Veterans Park in Alturas, for low-income families. Please bring your own boxes. Food giveaway will start when the truck arrives between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
It ends when those present have received food once. This offer is sponsored by Lassen County Council, Modoc Emergency Food Bank, T.E.A.C.H., Inc., Foodlink Sacramento and USDA Commodities. Please contact Jesika or Lola at T.E.A.C.H., at 233-3111.

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Coming Soon . . .

Out early Friday
Modoc Joint Unified classrooms will observe a Minimum Day on Friday, May 26 and be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day weekend.

Buddy Poppies
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3327 will be at various locations in Alturas on Friday, May 26 offering Buddy Poppies for a donation of your choice.

Enter Posse Junior Horse Show
Modoc County Sheriff’s Posse will present the annual Junior Horse Show on Saturday, May 27 starting at 9 a.m. at the Alturas Livestock Complex. Ages 18 and under may enter. Pick up entry forms at Modoc Veterinary Center, Quick Lube Plus, Modoc Farm Supply, Davis Creek Mercantile, Likely General Store, Adin Supply. No entry fees; ribbons will be awarded. (See display ad in this issue for more details).

Help place Grave flags
The Veterans will be placing small U.S. flags on the all veterans’ graves at the Alturas Cemetery on Saturday, May 27, starting at 9 a.m. Public is invited to help.

Join Healing Service
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 310 North St., Alturas extends an invitation to all to attend a healing service at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 27,
at the church.

Fort Bidwell BBQ
Fort Bidwell Memorial Barbecue on Sunday, May 28 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. hosted by the Fort Bidwell Fire Department. Pre-sale tickets available at Page’s Market or Four Seasons Supply. Adult pre-tickets are $15 each, or may be purchased at the door for $18. Children age six to 12 eat for $10 and kids under the age of five eat for free. Barbecue choices include beef or chicken.
Duckling Derby
Surprise Valley Child Development Center's 2nd annual Duckling Derby at 2 p.m. during the Fort Bidwell Barbecue. Watch over 200 rubber duckies race down Bidwell Creek. Chance to win cash prizes, tickets available at the barbecue for $10. Proceeds benefit the Center.

Memorial Day holiday
Memorial Day closures on Monday, May 29 will be observed at The Modoc County Record, U.S. Post Offices, City, County, Federal and State offices and agencies and schools.

Memorial Day Ceremony, Lunch
American Legion Post 163 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3327 will be holding a Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 29, starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Alturas Cemetery, near the flag pole. Service should last about 30 minutes; seating will be provided. Following the service, lunch will be served starting at noon at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall located at 508 S. Main St. in Alturas. Lunch will consist of Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and beverage for $7 per person; Veterans will eat free.

Come for dinner
Alturas Lions Club invites the public to enjoy dinner during the Scholarship night fundraiser on Wednesday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Veteran’s Hall, So. Main St. in Alturas. Purchase tickets at the door, Adults, $12; children up to age 10, $8.  Menu: Tri tip beef, cowboy beans, green salad, roll and coffee or iced tea. Everyone welcome.

 

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
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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