Gatherings for the week of June 23, 2016

“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 Announcement deadline is 11 a.m. each Wednesday to make the following day’s Record.

Thursday, June 23

Food Link delivery
Foodlink trucks will deliver fresh produce to Modoc County Veterans Park for low-income families on June 23. 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. 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 Jesika or Lola at T.E.A.C.H., at 233-3111.

Cedarville AA changes day
Valley Serenity AA Group is now meeting Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at Surprise Valley Community Church. Open, Non-Smoking.

Rides to VA for veterans
The VA van transports veterans free to the VA appointments 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.

Lighten up
Trying to lose weight? Give Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) 1954 a try. Join the group on 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 with TOPS, which has proven successful for many local residents.

Delivery online or in print
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Friday, June 24

Humane Society shoes on sale
This week at Second Chance Thrift men's and women's shoes are buy one get one free.  Open Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at  the corner of 114 1st and Court Streets, Alturas. Call (530) 233-9277.

Saturday, June 25

Saturday Market to open
The first Surprise Valley Saturday Market of the season will be held June 25 in Downtown Cedarville from 9 a.m. to noon. Local produce, eggs, body products and arts and crafts available. Live acoustic country music by Robert and Anthony starting at 10 a.m., (530) 936-7876.

Show must go on
The rare and remarkable poetry reading at Floating Island Books with Eugene Lesser will have to wait. Eugene Lesser will NOT be reading at Floating Island Books on Saturday, June 25, due to a sudden illness. However, in the interests of the poet, the show must go on and Michael Sykes will read from Mr. Lesser's work, as well as some of his own, and be joined by the infamous Rody Stains of Alturas, who will read some of his short short stories, between 5 and 7 p.m. this Saturday at the bookstore. And the copious refreshments will still be available.
Posse Junior Horse Show
Modoc County Sheriff’s Posse presents its 62nd Annual Junior Horse Show Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m. All youth ages 18 and younger will compete for ribbons. Entries were due June 18. Come watch at the Alturas Livestock Complex.

June Jamboree is pre-sale only
The 12th annual June Jamboree sponsored by the Friends of the Modoc County Library is Saturday, June 25, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and tickets are pre-sale only. Tickets without train ride, are still available for $13. (Children three and younger no charge). Purchase pre-sale tickets through Modoc County library branches in Alturas, Adin, Cedarville and Lookout.

Church rummage sale
Rummage Sale - Saturday, June 25 to be held at the New Life Christian Center, 1040 North Main, St., Alturas from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Plants, clothes, odds and ends. Come on down. For more information, call 530-708-0801. 

“Modoc’s Got Talent” night
On June 25 from 5-8 p.m., the Niles Hotel will again be hosting "Modoc's Got Talent" featuring area talent and recording artists.  This event will include an open mic portion in hopes that Modoc residents will pick up their guitar, fiddle, washboard or other instrument of choice and come perform in a relaxed and supportive environment.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  This is summer fun for everyone.

Puppies, kittens need homes
High Plateau Humane Society has kittens and puppies available for adoption come visit them today!  Open Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at  the corner of 114 1st and Court Streets, Alturas. Ph: (530) 233-9277.

Wellness Center Art Studio open
The Wellness Center Art Studio at 406 Main St., Adin is open to anyone interested in working on an art project. The studio will be facilitated by an artist and will be an on-going opportunity to start a project, get assistance or work on a project that you have already started. Hours on Saturdays (only) will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery on Saturdays at 6 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. 

Sunday, June 26

Yappy Hour at Adin Park
Yappy Hour with Roxanne Wright every Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  If you have a dog and are interested in agility and behavior training bring your four-legged friend to "Yappy Hour" at the Adin Community Park. Roxanne Wright is a Certified Dog Trainer with 45 years experience working with dogs. Puppies welcome (must have shots). Dogs should be on leash.

Try trap, skeet shoots
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, June 27

No Country Jams
Alturas Country Jams will not be in session June 27 and July 4. Have a wonderful Happy and Safe Fourth of July. Jams hope to return again on July 11 at the Veterans’ Hall. But, watch for updates as the date nears.

Tuesday, June 28

Bingo every Tuesday
Join others, ages 18 and up, for Bingo nights on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. VFW Auxiliary 3327 hosts the first and third Tuesdays and VFW Post 3327 hosts the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays. Just show up to play.
The Auxiliary is now accepting donations for their annual rummage sale. Call 708-0099 for more information or with donation questions. 

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 640-2622 at least one day in advance to schedule an appointment.

Send us your classified
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 29

Catch Wild Wednesday movies free
Beginning June 29 (until further notice) catch a free movie at the Niles Theater during Wild Wednesday Summer Movies! Show begins at 11 a.m., everyone welcome and concessions will be open. To learn about becoming a sponsor, contact manager Pam at 530-260-6241 or call the theater.

Try Toastmasters 
Warner Mountain Toastmasters will meet at the Sheriff’s Annex on First St, Alturas, noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday June 29, Look for the toastmaster sign.  Improve public speaking skills with, Toastmasters and achieve goals.  For questions call President Judy Mason 233-6648.

Taking summer off
The Modoc Ladies Luncheon group will be on vacation until September. Have a great safe and summer.

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, June 30

So much happening!
Don’t miss out! Order a Modoc County Record subscription at by stopping by the Record, 201 West Carlos St., Alturas, calling 530-233-2632, mailing your info to Modoc Record, P.O. Box 531, Alturas, CA 96101 or email to set up an online, print or both subscriptions. Select which choice is most convenient.

Coming Soon . . .

Kids’ Fandango contest
Little Mr. & Miss Fandango Contests are Sunday, June 26 at Alturas Veterans Hall. Check in at 2:30 p.m. Contest begins at 3 p.m. Modoc residents ages 3-4 and 5-6 are eligible to participate. Applications due June 23. Submit to TEACH. Questions, contact Casey Burns at 530-640-0598.

Shery Larson reception at Art Center
The Art Center proudly invites all to join in welcoming ‘home’ to Alturas one of its native daughters, artist Shery Larson, now of Dunsmuir, showing in the main gallery during the month of July. The opening reception will be held Friday, July 1 from 5-8 p.m., with refreshments served. Shery was born and raised in Alturas.

Fandango Days celebrations
Fandango Days begins Friday, July 1 in Alturas: Barbecue from 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Friday night Fireworks July 1, all at California Pines Lodge Lake with live music by Moral Hazard. Tickets for BBQ available at the Lodge counter. The Alturas Chamber of Commerce is holding a Classic Car and Motorcycle Poker Run open to all vehicles on Friday, July 1. First through fifth place and worst hand prizes will be given away. Register at Main Street Park next to Plumas Bank at 10:30 a.m. July 1. Run at 11 . at 9 a.m. Score cards, $10 each (multiple hands can be played. Drawing stations close at 12:30. All score card must be returned to Main Street Park by 1 p.m.

Parade & more fun!
Fandango Days Independence Day celebrations in Alturas, continue Saturday, July 2 down Main Street. Parade officially starts at 10:30 a.m. Parade line up at 9 a.m. at AmeriGas on West Eighth St. Classic Car and Motorcycle Show gates open at 9 a.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park, So. Main Street behind the Modoc Museum. Parade officially begins at 10:30 a.m. Alturas Chamber of Commerce chairs this event and has selected Dixie Server of Alturas as Grand Marshal, along with the theme “Celebrate the American Dream.”
The Billies Band from Redding will entertain at Veterans’ Park
after the parade where food, beverage, games, a barbecue, Lions Club beer garden will be held. Classic Car, Motorcycle and Farm Machinery Show judging will be announced at 2:30 p.m. Park clean up by 3 p.m. For show info call Randy Guyer (530) 708-7056 or Jamie Wheeler, (530) 708-1493.

Support Groups

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

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Alturas NA Mondays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., 105 West Carlos St., Alturas. No meetings in Surprise Valley at this time.

Alturas AA Brown Baggers at 110 West Carlos Street, is open Monday-Saturday, 12 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Hilltoppers Group at Federated Church, 307 East First Street, is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8:00 p.m., non-smoking.

Traditions Group at Faith Baptist Church, 700 West Carlos Street (Corner of Carlos & West), is open Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., non-smoking.

Alturas Al-Anon Al-Anon Group at 110 W. Carlos St., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., non-smoking.

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 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.


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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