Gatherings for the week of December 1, 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, December 1

Public input sought for Pool plan
Alturas Swimming Pool Committee will host two public Community Work Sessions. The first session will take place December 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The plan will be to review and discuss the various aspects of pool construction and development associated with the proposed Alturas Swimming Pool Project. No formal decisions will be made at this meeting.

Friday, December 2

Help put food on the table – join Turkey, Ham Bingo night
Modoc County Senior Citizens Center cordially invites the public to their Bingo Night fundraiser on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at the center, 906 W. 4th St., Alturas. A night of fun with Turkey and Ham prizes plus other surprises will be offered. Proceeds will go toward the “Adopt-A-Senior” fund, which assists low-income seniors with meals from the Senior Center.

Warm up to half-off bargains
Come into Second Chance Thrift Shop this week for ½ off sweaters and jackets. We're also looking for volunteers to sort donations. No long-term commitment required. Just an hour here and there would really help. Call (530) 233-9277 for more info or stop by 114 E. 1st St., Alturas, between 10-2 Tues-Sat.

Crafting Circle every Friday
Join the Crafting Circle every Friday at the Wellness Center in Adin, from 1-3 p.m.
Do you Knit?  Crochet? Needlepoint? Quilt? Spin? Weave? Other?
Come share your projects passion and ideas or just drop in and chat and have tea. All Ages and Ability levels Welcome.

Saturday, December 3

AVFF Holiday Bazaar opens
Alturas Veterans Family and Friends will host the second annual Winter Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 3. Doors open at 9 a.m. Stop by for crafts and vendors’ offerings. Santa will arrive at noon and lunch will be served. Have a photo taken with Santa for $6 for a 4x6. Lunch will be $7 for Lasagna, salad, garlic bread and drink at noon at Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas.
For more information, call Christy Hitchings at (530) 233-4825.

Free Holiday movie for kids
Alturas Rural Fire Department will show a free movie “Zootopia” as their gift to all children on December 3 at the A.C.T. Niles Theater in Alturas. Santa will arrive via fire truck at 10 a.m. Movie starts at 11 a.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item per person for admission into the film. A free small popcorn and can of soda will be given in return. Concessions will also be available. Donations to the ARFD Boot Drive will  help the ARFD.

Hard to resist! Cookie Extravaganza
Christian Life Assembly will be selling cookies just in time for the holiday season at its annual Cookie Extravaganza, open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The sale will be held at the church, 225 West B St., Alturas. Come early for the best selection. Call 233-2804 for more information.

Special treats at Garden Club Sale
The Alturas Garden Club will hold their annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Historic Whistle Stop Depot, at the corner of East and 4th Streets. This year, a variety of home made gift items, stocking stuffers, a bargain table to help with decorating ideas and mouth watering baked goods. Attendees can even look forward to raffle prizes too.

Fun day at Art Center
Don’t miss “Forgery and Homage” at the Art Center and being part of this fun event while out and about on Christmas Fair day, Saturday, December 3. Enjoy the artwork, meet the local artists, nosh refreshments and mingle like Kris Kringle from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at The Art Center, 317 S. Main Street in Alturas, across from the Niles Hotel.

Pick up Journals at bazaars
Modoc County Historical Society will not meet in December, but will be participating in WinterFest with booths at both the Sacred Heart and Niles Hotel bazaars Dec. 3.  Stop by and pick up a copy of this year’s Journal.  Past issues and 2017 memberships will also be available, both of which make wonderful holiday gifts. Next MCHS meeting will be Wed., Jan. 11.  Anyone interested in local history is welcome to attend.

Offerings galore at Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart Church's annual Christmas Bazaar, Breakfast, Luncheon, Bake Sale and raffle fundraiser will be open Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the church Parish Hall at 507 East 4th Street, Alturas.
Breakfast and lunch will be served.  Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m., $4 for French toast, ham and orange juice.  Lunch starts at 11 a.m. at $8 a plate for homemade lasagna, green salad and sheepherder bread. Coffee and tea. Both meals will be offered until food runs out. Take-out available. Raffle tickets, $2 each or six for $10.

Bazaar at Hotel
The sixth annual Holiday Bazaar at the Niles Hotel, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WinterFest Light Parade
Alturas Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to participate or watch the Light Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 make its way down Main Street from Veterans Park to the Main Street Park. Tree lighting at Main Street Park next to Plumas Bank, following parade. This year’s parade theme: “Christmas Songs.” Enjoy the bonfire after. Hot cocoa and hotdogs will be sold.

Furry, Funny Pets!
High Plateau Humane Society will help you find just the right furry beastie to warm your heart and hearth. We've got lots of dogs right now, as well as frisky cats & kittens. Dog meetings are by appointment: please call (530) 233-9277 . High Plateau's Second Chance Thrift Shop is at 114 E. 1st St., open between 10-2 Tues.-Sat. for shopping and adoption pleasure.

Changes for Yappy Hour
Yappy Hour in Alturas with Roxanne Wright will move to noon on Saturdays and meet at Veterans’ Park, So. Main St., Alturas in decent weather. Otherwise, meet Saturday at noon at the Jr. Livestock bleachers – it’s new home when the weather is indecent. Bring your immunized canine friend for free dog obedience and agility socialization. A small donation will help cover Wright’s fuel. For more information call her at 805-400-7080.

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, December 4

High Tunnel Users Group meeting
The Modoc High Tunnel Users Group is meeting Sunday, December 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at a farm in eastern Surprise Valley. Meetings are free of charge and all are welcome. Register and receive directions to the farm by calling the users group at (530) 475-4667, emailing, or by filling out the registration form found at

Adin hosts Yappy Hour
Yappy Hour is trying to get the covered animal arena so a class can be held in McArthur. Currently, dog trainer Roxanne Wright meets every Sunday from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Adin Community Park. Bring your canine friend for free dog obedience and agility socialization. Private lessons available. Alturas classes available if enough interest. Phone 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, December 5

Join Christmas Soup ‘n Sing
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will have their annual Soup 'n Sing on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m.  Join them in singing carols, enjoying soup, and trimming the church Christmas tree.
Christmas morning. Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. St. Michael’s will hold services at 310 North Street, Alturas.  

Alturas Rifle and Pistol Club
There will be a meeting on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m. for the Alturas Rifle and Pistol Club at the Clubhouse.

Country Jams
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.

Elks host Monday Night Football
Watch Monday Night Football every Monday at the Alturas Elks Lodge, Main St., starting at 5 p.m. Open to members and guests. For more information contact Kyle Williams, 640-6466.

Tuesday, December 6

Review Pool plan
Alturas Swimming Pool Committee will host the second public Community Work Session on Tuesday, December 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The plan will be to review and discuss the various aspects of pool construction and development associated with the proposed Alturas Swimming Pool Project.

Watch Harlem Crowns vs. CHP
The world famous and highly talented Harlem Crowns basketball team will visit Alturas to play a local California Highway Patrol team on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in the Modoc High Griswold Gym. Game begins at 7 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets, $9 available at Modoc Veterinary Center. Tickets will also be sold at the door, $10. Children six and under are free. Alturas Sunrise Rotary is hosting the event.

Warm up to Bingo
Join others, ages 18 and up, for Bingo nights on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. VFW Auxiliary 3327 hosts the first and third Tuesdays. Just show up to play.

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.

Find or sell 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, December 7

Ladies Luncheon makes plans
The Modoc Ladies Luncheon gathering will be at the Brass Rail on Wednesday, December 7 at noon. All are welcome. For reservations call Kay Helton at 233-1268.

MREA Board meeting canceled
The Modoc Recreational Estates December meeting will be canceled because of the holidays.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be January 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse on Steelhead Lane.

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, December 8

Delivery your way
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Schedule rides to VA
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 Tom Blanchette, van coordinator at 233-5414. Volunteer van drivers are desperately needed. For an application, please call the above number.

Support for losing weight
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.

Coming Soon . . .

Holiday Dinner for veterans, guests
Happy Holiday to all veterans. Enjoy a Ham dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Hall, Alturas. Veterans dine free; guests, $12 per person. Reservations required. Contact Christy Hitchings at 233-4825 or Amber Provart, 233-3660 to reserve.

Rotary Holiday Tea
The 10th Alturas Rotary Holiday Tea, themed “The Holly and The Ivy,” is Saturday, December 10 at Faith Baptist Church, Alturas. Tickets, $25 each.
Tables are available for individuals or organizations to host. Hosted tables consist of seating for eight people and offer an opportunity to bring out your best China and allow your imagination to unfold, creating a beautiful setting to enhance the Annual Tea. For more information please contact Jeanne Cain at 530-640-2299 or Karen Shimamoto at 530-640-0649.

Middle School strikes up Concert
Modoc Middle School Bands invited the public to their concert on December 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Modoc Middle School gym on West Fourth St., Alturas. The Purple and White band and the Cadet band will be featured performers, directed by Chris Armstrong.

Guns-n-Hoses toy drive, game
Alturas CHP vs. Alturas City Fire Department firefighters basketball will help the T.E.A.C.H., Inc. Wish Tree on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Griswold Gym, Modoc High. Admission will be one unwrapped toy or $5 per person. All proceeds will be donated to the Wish Tree.

“Flying Adventure” to be shared at Library
Modoc County Library presents a special program on Thursday, Dec.15 at 5:30 p.m. "Mark's Flying Adventure: Alturas to Kitty Hawk via Oshkosh and Back" features Mark Steffek sharing his 2016 summer travels when he flew solo cross country in a Cessna 172. Please join us at the Alturas library, 212 W. 3rd Street, for an enjoyable evening that is open to the public.  For more information, please call Cheryl Baker at 530-233-6340.

Christmas Classic takes stage
Modoc Performing Arts Theater troupe will perform “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens on Dec. 15,16, 17 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at the A.C.T. Niles Theater in Alturas.  Tickets, $10 for adults; students (age six and older) and seniors (63 and older), $5.

Block M Basketball Tourney
Alturas Rotary and Alturas Sunrise Rotary will present Modoc High School’s annual Block M Basketball tournament, scheduled for December 15-17, in the Griswold Gym. Schools will start their Winter Break with a minimum day on Dec. 23 and be off through Jan. 6, 2017.
Santa at Living in Wellness Center
The Living in Wellness Center will be hosting its First Annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 18, from Noon to 3 p.m. at the Wellness Center at 406 Main St., Adin.
The Open House will host Santa for a photo opportunity and will also offer a variety of soups and chili for $5; children 12 and under are free. 

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)
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

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.
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/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.

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