Gatherings for the week of April 17, 2014

“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 17

Childbirth Ed classes start
Show up tonight for the next free five-week series of free Childbirth Education classes.  Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., starting April 17 and continue through May 15. All expectant women and their birth partners residing in Modoc County are welcome to attend. Classes will be held at the Early Head Start Center, 901 N.E. “A” Street, Alturas. Sign up by calling Tanya at 233-6311 or Karolyne at 233-7317.
It’s National Library Week
Celebrate National Library Week April 14-18, by visiting your local library this week. Discover the resources available for all ages -- story time, books, audio books, DVDs, magazines, computers with Internet access, microfilm, local history. Check It Out!  For more information, call Cheryl Baker, County Librarian at 233-6340.

Book Group offers lively discussion
Modoc County Library's Third Thursday Book Discussion Group meets at the Alturas library from 5:15-6:45 p.m. tonight, April 17. The group will discuss humorous writings by various authors.  You are invited to join this lively group at the Modoc County Library, 212 W. 3rd St., Alturas.  Newcomers always welcome!  Please call Cheryl Baker, County Librarian, at 233-6340 for more information.
It’s Buck-a-Bag day
Modoc County Library's "Buck-A-Bag Trailer" is open for business Thursdays, noon to 4 p.m. All materials are $1 for a bagful. Donations of books, audio and video materials are eagerly accepted. Please no old encyclopedia sets or large quantities of magazines. Funds from purchases help sustain Modoc County's public libraries.

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Friday, April 18. . .Good Friday

Easter lunch at Senior Center
Easter Dinner will be served for lunch on April 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Modoc Senior Center, 906 West Fourth St. The Center will host prizes for the craziest Easter bonnet/hat and the prettiest bonnet/hat. Fix up and don your hat, come enjoy the meal and Bingo games to follow.

All church Good Friday service
An All Church Good Friday service will be held April 18 at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, located at 134 Main Street, Alturas. The service starts at noon and will feature various Pastors of the Alturas Ministerial Association, sharing on the last seven things Jesus said from the cross. For more information, call 233-2804.

Celebrate with GracePoint
GracePoint Church of the Nazarene in Alturas is having a variety of events for the community to celebrate Easter. Friday at noon and 7 p.m. will be  Good Friday Services held at the church at 134 Main Street. An Easter Eggstravaganza will start Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. at Alturas Elementary School. Three thousand eggs to hunt and prize eggs for baskets and toys. Also a grand prize drawing for both a girl’s and boy’s bicycle. There will be crafts, Bible stories, old-fashioned games and a hotdog lunch provided. Easter Sunday will start with a Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. at 242 Pioneer Way just outside of Alturas, regular services will begin at 8:30 a.m. along with a brunch.

Good Friday service
Lake City Bible Church invites everyone to a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. at the church exploring “The value of Christ’s virgin birth at His crucifixion.”

T.E.A.C.H., Inc. store open
T.E.A.C.H., Inc. Thrift Store is open Wednesday thru Friday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Winter clearance $1 a bag including coats and hoodies. We are getting ready to bring out our spring and summer clothing items. Stop by the Court Street side of the TEACH Building.

Record open until 1 p.m.
On Fridays, The Modoc County Record office closes at 1 p.m.  Regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas. Ph: 530-233-2632. Fax 530-233-5113.

Spring arrivals at HPHS
 Baskets and bunnies, the plush type, are still available at the Second Chance Thrift Store in Alturas that supports the rescue of dogs and cat, kittens and puppies in Modoc County. The thrift store just received some sturdy, reasonably priced bookshelves, along with board games and special project kits for children. Visit the store between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  on Friday to see these and many more items at the corner of First and Court Streets in Alturas.

Saturday, April 19

Date for JLS tagging
Market swine, sheep and goats will be tagged on April 19 at the Junior Show Grounds in Alturas. These taggings will begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon.

Celebrate with GracePoint
GracePoint Church of the Nazarene in Alturas is having a variety of events for the community to celebrate Easter. An Easter Eggstravaganza will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Alturas Elementary School. Three thousand eggs to hunt and prize eggs for baskets and toys. Also a grand prize drawing for both a girl’s and boy’s bicycle. There will be crafts, Bible stories, old-fashioned games and a hotdog lunch provided.

Cute, friendly cats need homes
Stop by the thrift store and local cat shelter between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday at the corner of First and Court Streets in Alturas. 

Sunday, April 20. . .Happy Easter!

Easter Sunday service in a big way
The Alturas Ministerial Association and the churches they serve will sponsor an Easter Sunday service at 10:15 a.m. April 20 in the Modoc High Griswold Gym, East Eighth Street, Alturas. The theme is “Do You Believe?”
Everyone is welcome to this all-church Easter celebration. All seats are free. An offering will be taken at the end of the service for the TEACH, Inc. Food Bank.

GracePoint hosts Easter services
GracePoint Church of the Nazarene in Alturas will host Easter Sunday starting with a Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. and brunch at 242 Pioneer Way, just outside of Alturas.
Sunday services at the church will begin at 9 a.m. at 134 Main Street, Alturas.

Evangelists at Ft. Bidwell, Full Gospel
Evangelists Tapitha and Jack Smith, Native Americans from Dresslerville, Nevada, will bring dynamic ministry in music and word on Sunday, April 27 to Modoc Full Gospel Indian Mission, 1010 W. Henderson St., Alturas at 11 a.m. and then to Fort Bidwell Indian Community Park at 2 p.m. If more information is needed, contact Pastor Carrie Trejo, 530-708-1604.

Lake City hosts Easter
Lake City Bible Church invites everyone to Easter Sunday service at 9 a.m. at the church to explore “Why is the man Jesus Christ worthy of our worship?” A potluck brunch will follow.

Easter Service
Old Time Bible Baptist Church will hold special Easter Services on Sunday, April 20 at 11 a.m. with special music. A free luncheon will follow, with Easter egg hunt and activities for all ages at Alturas Veterans’ Hall, 508 So. Main Street.

Sunday morning trap, skeet shoots
Alturas Rifle and Pistol Club Range is going back to normal hours, starting the trap and skeet at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 2. Trap and skeet shooting is for anyone interested in having fun and improving their shooting skills. The public is welcome to join the members and shoot or just come and watch. Cost is $5 a round, so get those shotguns out and come join us. The range is located on Centerville Rd., Alturas. For more information, call President Jack Nelson at 530-233-1265.

Monday, April 21

Country Jam nights
The Alturas Country Jams have returned to Veterans’ Memorial Hall at So. Main Street, Alturas from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations go to the Flag Fund and refreshments. Everyone welcome every Monday night.

Good deals at Bookworm
Bookworm Used Books is open in the west wing of the Modoc County
Library each and every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m.
Used books there are priced from 50 cents to two dollars and are always in
new or near-new condition.
Bookworm Used Books is a fund-raising effort of the Friends of the Modoc County Library. Proceeds benefit Modoc County libraries.

Tuesday, April 22. . .Earth Day

Hunter Ed class begins
The Hunter Education class will be held April 22, 23 and 25 at the Alturas Elks Lodge Hall, 619 Main Street. Classes start at 5:30 p.m. and last about three hours per class.
For registration and materials, please contact the Sports Hut or call 530-233-2423.

Toastmasters meet at Art Center
Tuesday is the new day for Toastmaster meetings from noon to 1 p.m. The Art Center remains as the location for Toastmaster's weekly meetings.  Guests always welcome. The Art Center is located at 317 So. Main St., Alturas.

Win at Bingo night
Bingo night doors open at 5 p.m. Tuesday nights at the Veterans’ Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Games start at 6:00 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3327 host Bingo nights open to all players 18 and older.

Stop by Bookworm
Bookworm Used Books is open in the west wing of the Modoc County
Library each and every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from noon to 4 p.m.
Used books there are priced from 50 cents to two dollars and are always in
new or near-new condition.
Bookworm Used Books is a fund-raising effort of the Friends of the Modoc County Library. Proceeds benefit Modoc County libraries.

Phone ahead for VA ride
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, April 23. . .Administrative Professionals Day

Lose Weight with TOPS
Keep that New Year's Resolution!  Rosanne Fitzgerald, FNP, is leading the new Surprise Valley Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. at the Surprise Valley Hospital, Cedarville.   Everyone is welcome, and you can join at any time.  Call Diana Dix at the SV Radiology Dept at 530-279-6111 x1237  or check out www.TOPS.org for more information.  

T.E.A.C.H., Inc. store open
T.E.A.C.H., Inc. Thrift Store is open Wednesday thru Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Winter clearance $1 a bag including coats and hoodies. We are getting ready to bring out our spring and summer clothing items. Stop by the Court Street side of the TEACH Building.

Thursday, April 24

MORT Expo planning meeting
The Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Inter-Agency Group
will meet April 24 at 4 p.m. at the BLM office, 708 W. 12th St./Hwy 299 in Alturas. This will be a Sportsman's Expo planning meeting. Public welcome.

T.E.A.C.H., Inc. store open
T.E.A.C.H., Inc. Thrift Store is open Wednesday thru Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Winter clearance $1 a bag including coats and hoodies. We are getting ready to bring out our spring and summer clothing items. Stop by the Court Street side of the TEACH Building.

Dollar a bag deals
The Buck-A-Bag trailer behind the Alturas Library on West Third Street, is open every Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. The used books and media sold there are always a dollar a bagful (our bags). Friends of the Modoc County Library operates the site with volunteers. Proceeds benefit Modoc County libraries.

Coming Soon. . .

Enjoy Western Night
The Surprise Valley Community Church is sponsoring the 4th Annual Western Night on April 25 from 7 -9 p.m. Participants include some old friends and some new talent. One highlight of the evening is the famous "Dessert Bar" set up during intermission. Western and country music, cowboy poetry and storytelling are featured in the program. Bring your friends for a delightful show and "sweets binge"! Admission is $5 and the church's location is at 405 Bonner Street in Cedarville.  Call 233-5185 or 279-6225 for information.

Saturday Market meeting
Surprise Valley Saturday Market will be hosting a meeting for people interested in selling produce, baked goods, arts and crafts at the market in Cedarville Park during the upcoming season. Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Senior Center, Cedarville. For questions call Leah at (530) 249-3202 or email svsaturdaymarket@gmail.com. You can also find information at svsaturdaymarket.org.

Court of Honor
Michael Blankenship and Matthew Froeming will be recognized in a Court of Honor Ceremony to receive their Eagle Scout Awards on April 26 at Faith Baptist Church in Alturas at 4 p.m. The community is invited to attend.

Worship service, open house
Experience a worship service for yourself. Join the open house service on April 27 at 11:45 a.m. at 104 East 13th Street, Alturas behind the Essex Motel, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. A hosted potluck luncheon will follow the meeting.

MREA Directors to meet
The Board of Directors for the Modoc Recreational Estates Association will meet at the Sons of the Pioneer Park meeting hall at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 1.

Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 1. For those in and around Alturas who would like to participate, meet at the front steps of the Modoc County Courthouse at noon to pray for the nation. II Chronicles 7:14. 

Reserve Yard Sale space at MMC Auxiliary fundraiser
May 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Modoc Medical Center, Modoc Medical Center Auxiliary will host a Yard Sale.
Anyone who would like a space to sell items may call Lau Miller at 708-1106. Spaces are $20. Members of the Alturas Lions Club will be offering a barbecue. There will be a small fee for hamburgers or hot dogs. Set up is at 8 a.m. Please bring your own tables and shade.

Lunch group makes plans
Modoc Ladies Luncheon group will meet at Arrowhead Golf Course for visiting and lunch on Wednesday May 7, at 11:30 a.m. For reservations please call Betty at 233-5217.

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

Grief Support Group
PEER Grief Support Group “People Exchanging Endearing Reinforcements” meets the second Friday of each month from 1- 2 p.m. in the Surprise Valley Health Care District Conference Room, Cedarville. Drop by and join the newly-established group. Losing someone you love or care deeply about is very painful. Support is available.
Please call Cheryl Azevedo at the SVHCD Clinic at 530-279-6115 with questions.

 

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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