Gatherings for the week of October 19, 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, October 19

Free Flu shots in Davis Creek
Modoc County Public Health will be providing flu shots at Davis Creek Community Hall on Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Vaccine is offered free of charge to Modoc County residents six months of age and older. For the safety of all, please leave pets at home and refrain from cell phone use while waiting in line. Please address questions about the flu clinics to Modoc County Public Health at 530 233-6311 or 1-80-762-3003.

Red Cross hosts Open House here
Please join American Red Cross Gold Country Region as the celebration of the opening of the new office in Alturas gets underway Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at 222 W. North Street, Alturas next to City Hall and housed in the old City Hall. Refreshments will be served.

MORT meeting
The Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Inter-Agency Group will meet, Thursday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m. at Modoc National Forest Headquarters,  225 W. 8th St., Alturas.

Pick up Bookworm deals
Friends of the Library “Bookworm” offers nearly new to slightly used books at 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.

TOPS is here to 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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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, October 20

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

Parent Talk Time at Early Head Start
Early Head Start event is for pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old. Join the Playgroup/Socialization Friday, October 20, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Topic: Parent Talk Time with Dr. Roxanna Andrews. Activities: Fine Motor Activities. Join the morning at 901 N East A Street, Alturas. For more information please phone 233-7134 or 233-7129.

Modoc High's Homecoming
Modoc High's Football teams will celebrate Homecoming on October 20 with a game against the Fall River Bulldogs. Junior Varsity game starts at 5:30 p.m.; Varsity at 7:30 p.m. Break out the purple and white for the Homecoming Parade...weather-willing, begins Friday, on Alturas' Main Street, at 1:30 followed by a rally in the gym for students at 2:30 p.m.
The Senior Night Ceremony is after the JV game, and is a time when the students recognize the cheer and football seniors. The Homecoming Ceremony is during halftime of the Varsity game.
The Homecoming dance is Saturday, October 21 at the MHS Social Hall from 8-11p.m.

Cedarville Jams lined up
Friday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. is the next date for the Cedarville Jam. All music and instruments are welcome. Come to the Surprise Valley
Church at 405 Bonner Street for good music and great fun. The winter schedule will begin on Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. for easier driving to and from the Jam.

Talk While You Walk
Meet at 7 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Health Department, corner of West Fourth & Main St., Alturas and join the participants of the day in choosing a path for the Talk While we Walk group. The group can choose to go slowly and walk where there are benches if the group so desires. For more information contact Camille at the Health Department at (530) 233-6312. Everyone welcome.

Half off at Second Chance Thrift
Half off everything in the store, excluding Halloween items at High Plateau Humane Society's Second Chance Thrift Store and pet adoption center, located at the corner of First and Court Streets, 114 1st St., Alturas Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. Phone (530) 233-9277.

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, October 21

Come Sew!
Join the group at The Art Center the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for a day of productive camaraderie. Bring your sewing machine, a UFO (UnFinished Object) or just stop by to visit. Free quilting advice to
get stuck projects moving! All needlecrafts and ages welcome. The group collects no dues, but encourages all local artisans to support The Art Center with an annual subscription. Call or text Monica at 530-338-1222 with questions.

AVFF serving Spaghetti
Alturas Veterans Family and Friends (AVFF) will be having a Spaghetti Feed on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Veterans Memorial Hall, Alturas, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Veterans dine free. Guests, $8 donation; Kids 3-10, $4 donation. Dine on Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverage. Proceeds to help local veterans.

Big night for Cattlemen
Modoc County Cattlemen’s Association meeting and fall dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Brass Rail restaurant, Alturas. Social at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by calling 233-2327. Included in the evening will be State Officer introduction, Cattleman of the Year and Lifetime Achievement award presentations and Officer election/installment and CattleWomen’s Silent Auction.

Farm makes for fun outing
The Hadwick Family Farm, just outside Alturas, is open to the public every weekend in October from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – rain or shine - as a fall fun outing for all ages. Activities included with the $2 admission are Pumpkin Golf, Pumpkin Bowling, Pumpkin Checkers, Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe, the Barnyard Animals, digging in the Corn Box, Barnyard Corn Hole and Photo Fun; $4 for the giant hay bale maze. This labyrinth of hay is over six feet tall. Proceeds will help the Alturas FFA raise money for their National Convention. Enjoy the FFA Haunted Hay Maze on Halloween Night from 6:30-9 p.m. $6 donation.

Yappy Hour
Alturas Yappy hour meets every Saturday at noon at Veterans’ Park in Alturas. Bring your immunized canine friend for free, fun, dog obedience and agility socialization, says organizer/dog trainer Roxanne Wright. For more information call her at 805-400-7080. Small donation is appreciated for fuel supplies and treats.

Stop by Art Center
The Art Center gallery invites the public to stop in at 317 S. Main Street, Alturas, CA 96101. Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The gallery is a non-profit staffed by volunteers.

Sunday, October 22

Battle Ready Rally
Come to Sacred Heart Parish, 507 E. 4th St., Alturas on Sunday, October 22, and help celebrate the Feast Day of St. John Paul II.
St. John Paul II had to take many stands against evil and aggression during his life - first, the Nazis in 1939, and then the Soviet Union's occupation of Poland. Later, he played an instrumental role in ending The Cold War.
“We can honor him and learn from his example. He placed God first, adhered to the Gospel, spread the New Evangelization to the world, and condemned violence. We need this message more and more today than ever,” say Feast organizers.   
Doug Barry, co-host of EWTN's "Life on the Rock," and the host of EWTN's "Battle Ready" series, will visit Alturas to present a "Battle Ready Rally" and talk about the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's apparitions, and how they effected St. John Paul II. 
A potluck starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall. Barry's presentation will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Church.  Everyone is welcome to this free event. A free will offering will be taken.

Yappy Hour
Join Yappy Hour at Adin Park Sundays at 3 p.m. Dog Trainer Roxanne Wright invites all dog owners to meet every Sunday. Bring your canine friend for fun, free dog obedience and agility socialization. For more information/questions, 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, October 23

Country Jam keeps it lively
Join the Country Jam at Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Live country music every Monday night, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations go to the Flag Fund and supplies. Everyone welcome.

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.

Tuesday, October 24

Commodities arrive!
TEACH, Inc. will offer Commodities at the grey door on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Proof of income is required for anyone receiving commodities – so please bring proof of income.

Good program for moms
Tulelake Early Head Start will host Socializations for pregnant moms and children 0 - 6 years, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, Skills Enrichment Class, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with Dr. Roxanna Andrews; Questions and Answers. All programs will be held at the Tulelake Early Head Start center,765 Main Street, Tulelake, CA 96134. Please call (530) 667-3119 with questions.

Humane Society changes to winter hours
High Plateau Humane Society’s Second Chance Thrift Store and pet adoption center, located at the corner of First and Court Streets, 114 1st St., Alturas will move to winter hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Phone (530) 233-9277.

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, October 25

Alzheimer’s & Dementia 101
A free class for those who care for someone with memory loss will be held Oct. 25, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Modoc Medical Center’s Educational Room, Henderson St., Alturas across from MCOE office in room 131-B. The class will provide helpful information on both including causes of dementia, losses and changes that may occur, risk factors and way to “keep what you’ve got.” Presented by Passages and facilitated by Analuisa Orozco, LCSW, MSW of the Living in Wellness Center, Adin. Contact 530-299-3518 to register or for more information.

Register for Youth basketball
The Youth Basketball program for boys in fifth through eighth grades will hold registration Oct. 25 and 26, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Latchkey Building, third room, on Eighth Street.
The cost is $10 and play will be from Nov. 4 to Dec. 9. All games will be on Saturdays.
For more information contact Darlene Estes at 640-0740 or Acinda Mendoza at 640-5606.

Fish, Game, Rec meeting
Modoc County Fish, Game & Recreation Commission
Will meet Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Annex
211 East 1st Street, Alturas. Under New Business to be discussed will be  Collins Pine Aspen Restoration Project; Speed Limit East of Alturas and an Experimental Stewardship Position Open for California Sportsmen.

Museum treasures on display
Stop by to see historic treasures and purchase Modoc County Historical Journals at the Modoc County Museum. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat.  Please note the Museum is entirely operated by volunteers, and in rare cases may not be staffed during normal hours. The Alturas Chamber of Commerce, is co-located inside the Modoc County Museum located at 600 South Main Street, Alturas, next to the train engine in the park.

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, October 26

Big night for Elks
Alturas Elks Lodge will be initiating two new members as well as installing a new Exalted Ruler. This will be a busy and fun evening on October 26th. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. with Installation to follow at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the meeting will start at 8 p.m. All Elks are encouraged to attend and support our new members and officers. Any questions, call Doug Waterman 640-1731.

Youth basketball opens soon
The Youth Basketball program for boys in fifth through eighth grades will hold registration Oct. 26, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Latchkey Building, third room, on Eighth Street. The cost is $10 and play will be from Nov. 4 to Dec. 9. All games will be on Saturdays. For more information contact Darlene Estes at 640-0740 or Acinda Mendoza at 640-5606.

Food Link delivery October 26
If weather permits, Food Link trucks will deliver fresh produce October 26 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 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.

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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 through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Phone (530) 233-9277.

Coming Soon . . .

Food Preservation class and potluck
Learn about food preservation from the Capitol Corridor Master Food Preserver Coordinator and MFP volunteers on Friday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Alturas Elks Lodge, 619 N. Main St., Alturas.
No cost, please bring a dish to share. The UGA “So Easy to Preserve” canning manual and USDA approved recipe book will be available for $20.
Register for this class by emailing lksnell@ucanr.edu or calling the UCCE Modoc office at 530-233-6400. Sponsored by Modoc Harvest, UCCE Modoc, and UCCE Master Food Preserver Program of Capitol Corridor.

Bingo fun for 18 plus at Senior Center
A Bingo event will take place on October 28 at the Senior Center 906 West 4th Street, Alturas. Doors will open at 11:00 with games starting at 1:00 p.m. Players 18 and older welcome for the potluck style event with ham, turkey and $100 black out prizes. There will be a $10 buy in per player with extra cards available.

Fall Festival in Adin
The second annual Harvest and Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 406 Main St. in Adin. Many fun activities including games, food, music, a kids’ costume parade at noon, dog costume parade at 1 p.m.; pumpkin patch and showcasing community members’ arts and crafts projects from the summer arts program.

Sunday Open House
On Sunday, October 29 all are welcome to an Open House Invitational Sunday service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located at 104 E. 13th Street, Alturas (just behind the Essex Motel). Join in the worship service, starting at 11:45 a.m. and learn more about what the religion believes. Potluck luncheon to be held at 1 p.m. after the service for socialization and to answer any questions anyone may have. 

Talent Show in the works
Surprise Valley Student Council will host a talent show on Wednesday, November 1, in the Surprise Valley High School Gym at 5:30 p.m. Come show your talent! Entry forms are available at Page's Market and the Cedarville Post Office. Come watch the show for a $3.00 admission fee.

Federated Affaire sets date
Everyone is invited to the Federated Affaire on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Federated Church, corner of East and First Streets, Alturas.

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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