Gatherings for the week of October 16, 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, October 16

Drive thru Flu shots
A Drive Thru Flu Shot clinic will be open to adults on October 16 from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. at Modoc Fairgrounds, Cedarville. Modoc County Dept. of Health Services will conduct the drive. Shots are free of charge and subject to availability.

Flu shots in Ft. Bidwell
Flu Shots will be given free to adults on October 16 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Warner Mountain Indian Health in Ft. Bidwell. Shots are free of charge.

Live stage plays with MPAT
MPAT presents an evening of short plays featuring The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and For Whom The Southern Bell Tolls by Christopher Durang, live on stage at A.C.T. Niles Theater Oct. 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. Tickets at the door: $8, adults; $5, students and seniors. PG-13 due to language and adult content.

Chamber Mixer
El Agave Azul and the Alturas Chamber of Commerce will co-host a Chamber Mixer tonight, Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at 206 N. Main St., Alturas. All welcome, food and drinks provided.
Shop the Blocks until 8 p.m. tonight at select downtown businesses.

Free meal
A free meal will be served at Faith Baptist Church on October 16 and every third Thursday of the month at 5:45 p.m. All are welcome. Come to the church located on the corner at 810 West Carlos St., Alturas.

Ham Radio Ops meeting tonight
The monthly Modoc County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) meeting is tonight, October 16 at Modoc County Office of Education, 139 Henderson, Alturas at 7 p.m. The main topic at this meeting will be about communications with Civil Air Patrol during a search event. All Ham Radio Operators and folks interested in becoming a ham radio operator involved in public service communications are invited.  Any questions, please call Jim at 640-3199 or e-mail at n7jil@arrl.net.

Buck-a-Bag deals
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.

Modoc Record hours
Modoc County Record office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas. Ph: 530-233-2632. Fax 530-233-5113.

Join Alturas TOPS
TOPS 1954 meets 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 for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, which has proven successful for many local residents.

Sign up today
Sign up for The Modoc County Record online access at www.modocrecord.com or email subs@modocrecord.com for print, online subscriptions or both. Call 530-233-2632, or stop by the Record office at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30-1 p.m. Or mail your information to us at Modoc County Record, P.O. Box 531, Alturas, CA 96101 or stop by the Record at 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas.

Friday, October 17

Homecoming vs. Weed
Modoc will play the Weed Cougars for Modoc’s Homecoming Friday night, Oct. 17. The traditional Homecoming Parade starts at 1:35 p.m. Friday, featuring class floats, Homecoming royalty, the band and class members making their way south down Alturas’ Main Street. The assembly is in the MHS gym following the parade.
The crowning of the Homecoming Queen will take place during halftime of the Varsity game around 7:50 p.m. Friday (dependent upon game time). To show some spirit, don some purple and white.

Cedarville Jams
Friday night, October 17, is set for the next monthly jam in Cedarville.  Bring your "listening ears" or your instruments, and enjoy another evening of fun and relaxation. The place is the Surprise Valley Community Church on 405 Bonner Street and the time is 7-9 p.m. For information, call Clarence Wager at 233-5185, or Ben Zandstra at 279-6225.

Lots of good stuff available
Second Chance Thrift Store has so many possibilities for costumes for Halloween among its inventory of clothes and accessories. All that’s needed is a bit of creativity to come up with a howling-good outfit. Check out the store soon before all the good Halloween costumes are gone. The thrift store, located at the corner of First and Court streets in Alturas (across from the Sheriff's department) is run by volunteers with all proceeds going to help local animals.
Since October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month, a nice selection of dogs to adopt are described at the thrift store. Just ask what is in the “Dog Book.”  The store is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for your shopping convenience. Or, call them at 233-9277 for details about adoptable dogs.

Stop by Art Center
There is still time to see the Art Center’s October Gallery Sisters and Friends. This gallery showcases many Modoc artists and is a creative mixture of beautiful stained and slumped glass, photography, paintings, hand crafted knives and turned wood.  The Art Center is located at 317 S Main Street – across from the Niles Hotel – and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Sat.

Modoc Record hours
Modoc County Record office is open Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas. Ph: 530-233-2632. Fax 530-233-5113. The office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 18

Harvest Festival in SV
Surprise Valley Saturday Market will take place one last time this year on Saturday in Cedarville Park from 9 a.m. until noon. The "Harvest Festival" market will feature delicious fall veggies and cottage foods directly from the producers, coffee and scones from Surprise Cafe, Farmstead cheese, jewelry and other art as well as Community Group booths. Musicians are invited bring their instruments and "jam" from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.  WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and SNAP/EBT benefits are cheerfully accepted for food purchases. Seniors can contact the Modoc Senior Center at 233-4438 to learn more about benefits and rides to the market from Alturas. The Surprise Valley Education Foundation and Alturas Garden Club will both be fundraising at the market. Vendors from Alturas and Canby will be on site. The market itself is not-for-profit and completely volunteer-run. For more information, see svsaturdaymarket.org or call (530) 640-1935.

Don’t miss How Sweet It Is
An array of desserts, entertainment, raffles for theme baskets, silent auction and more will be offered at “How Sweet It Is II” at the Niles Hotel, Alturas on Saturday, Oct. 18. Events open at 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets $15 each, available through Modoc County Library and its branches. Event is hosted by Friends of the Modoc Library.

Dinner, bingo benefit for Canby VFD
The Canby Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo event on October 18 at the Canby Fire Hall.  Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the cost of $8 for those 12 years of age and up, $4 for children 6-12, and no cost for children five and under.  Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. with prizes provided by local businesses and individuals.  Come join an evening of enjoyment while helping support the local fire department.

Free skin care party
Free Mary Kay Skin Care Party! Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19. Three parties per day starting at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Cedarville Senior Center, Main Street. Make reservations by calling Independent Skin Care Consultant Jane Higgins at 530-279-2443. Special guest, Tarri Engelhardt, Mary Kay Director from Redding, CA will be attending. Please join the fun. Make your appointment now.

Gallery showcases collection
There is still time to see the Art Center’s October Gallery Sisters and Friends. This gallery showcases many Modoc artists and is a creative mixture of beautiful stained and slumped glass, photography, paintings, hand crafted knives and turned wood.  The Art Center is located at 317 S Main Street – across from the Niles Hotel – and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Sat.

Sunday, October 19

Free skin care party
Free Mary Kay Skin Care Party! Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19. Three parties per day starting at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Cedarville Senior Center, Main Street. Make reservations by calling Independent Skin Care Consultant Jane Higgins at 530-279-2443. Special guest, Tarri Engelhardt, Mary Kay Director from Redding, CA will be attending. Please join the fun. Make your appointment now.

Trap, skeet shooting
Trap and skeet shoots are for anyone interested in having fun and improving his or her shooting skills. The public is welcome to join Alturas Rifle and Pistol Club members at 9 a.m. and shoot or just come and watch. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. The range is located on Centerville Rd., Alturas. For more information, call Club President Jack Nelson at 530-233-1265.

Monday, October 20

Free flu shots at Senior Center
Free Flu shots for adults will be provided and administered by Modoc County Dept. of Health Services at the Modoc Senior Citizens Center, 906 W. Fourth St., Alturas on Monday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. subject to availability.

It’s Playgroup time
Alturas Community Playgroup is open to parents with children ages 0-5. The playgroup meets every Monday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at 802 N East Street (right behind Modoc High School). The playgroup will be closed on major holidays and during Thanksgiving and Christmas school breaks.

Country Jam nights
Alturas Country Jams are open to the public every Monday night at  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 supplies. Everyone welcome.

Tuesday, October 21

Free flu shots in Canby
Free Flu shots for adults will be provided by Modoc County Dept. of Health Services at the Canby Fire Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from noon – 1 p.m. subject to availability.

Free flu shots at Senior Center
Free Flu shots for adults will be provided by Modoc County Dept. of Health Services at the California Pines Fire Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. subject to availability.

Youth basketball sign ups
Register fifth through eighth grade boys for Youth Basketball on Oct. 21 and 22, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Latchkey building, third room at Alturas Elementary. Cost $10. Games Saturdays, Oct. 25 through Dec. 6. For more information, contact Darlene Estes at 530-640-0740.

Friends of the Library meet
Friends of the Modoc Library will meet Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. at the Alturas Library on West Third St., Alturas. All interested are welcome to attend. New members welcome to join at any time. Applications available at the Library.

Drought boxes available
TEACH, INC. is offering Drought Boxes at the roll-up door behind T.E.A.C.H., 112 East Second St. in Alturas on Tuesday, October 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Soul-O Discoveries night
Soul-O Discoveries will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night in the Fountain Room of the Niles Hotel. 

Celebrate Toastmasters’ 90th
Clubs around the world will celebrate Toastmasters’ 90th anniversary with special meetings. Locally, Warner Mountain Toastmasters, which meets at The Art Center on Tuesday at noon will host a special themed meeting and presentations on October 21, 2014.
The general public is invited to visit a meeting and learn more about what Toastmasters has to offer. Please contact Glenn Lantz, Vice President of Education at 233-5540 for more information.

Play Bingo at Vets’ Hall
Play Bingo at Veterans’ Memorial Hall every Tuesday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games start at 6 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3327 host Bingo nights open to all players 18 and older.

Rides to VA available
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, October 22

Parks, Rec seat vacancy
Modoc Parks and Recreation District has a vacancy on its board.  Those interested in applying for the Board position, should plan to attend the next meeting of the Parks and Recreation Board on Wednesday, October 22 at 5 p.m. at the office of Altec Engineering on South Main Street, near Veterans’ Park, Alturas. The public is welcome at that meeting, also.

Youth basketball sign ups
Register fifth through eighth grade boys for Youth Basketball on Oct. 21 and 22, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Latchkey building, third room at Alturas Elementary. Cost $10. Games Saturdays, Oct. 25 through Dec. 6. For more information, contact Darlene Estes at 530-640-0740.

Book, Gift Fair at Modoc Med
Stop into the West Wing of Modoc Medical Center on Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to discover the Book and Gift Fair at 228 W. McDowell St., Alturas. Modoc Medical Center Auxiliary will benefit from a portion of the sale proceeds. Purchase $25 and get a free “Books Are Fun” tote bag. Payroll deduction, cash, credit cards, checks and post dated check accepted. Something for all ages.

Thursday, October 23

Help update Transportation plan
Modoc Co. Transportation Commission will seek public input for the Modoc Regional Transportation Plan Update – looking up to 20 years into the future. Attend a workshop Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at 108 So. Main St., Alturas or send comment to dpedersen@modoctransportation.com. See article for more details.

Food Link delivers
Foodlink trucks will deliver the final load of fresh produce for this season, to Modoc County Veterans Park in Alturas for low-income families on October 23 (weather permitting) from noon to 2 p.m.
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 bring your own boxes. Please contact Jesika or Lola at T.E.A.C.H., at 233-3111.

Buck-a-Bag trailer open
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. . .

Cultural Competency Training
Strong Family Health Center and Cedarville Rancheria will present a Cultural Competency Training at Strong Family Health Center, 1203 Oak St., Alturas on Friday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. School personnel, public health, social service, law enforcement and others who work with tribal communities should plan to attend. Continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes provided. Training topics include: Impacts of Historical and Intergenerational Trauma, Trauma-informed work, Working with Tribal communities, and Bridging the gaps in service provision. For more information or to register contact Candace Deaton or Laura Harlan, 530-233-4591.

Cattlemen host Fall Dinner
Modoc County Cattleman’s Association will present its annual Fall Dinner meeting on Friday, Oct. 24. Meet at 4:30 p.m. in the US Forest Service conference room to hear CCA Exec. Vice president Billy Gatlin and CCA representatives give updates on industry issues. At 6 p.m. Plumas Bank will host a social at the Brass Rail at 5:30 p.m., followed by Modoc CattleWomen’s silent auction and steak dinner at 6:30 p.m. for $25 per person. Announcements of Cattleman of the Year and possibly Lifetime Achievement honors. Purchase tickets at the door.

Fall Bazaar, bake sale
The first annual Alturas Veterans Fall Bazaar and bake sale will be open to the public at Veterans’ Hall, So. Main St., Alturas on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Barbecued meals for $5 a plate. Raffle prizes. All proceeds from the table rentals, bake sale and barbecue will go to the Alturas Veterans. For more information call Christy Hitchings, 530-233-4825 or 530-640-0288. Vendors and bake sale donations welcome.

Family Wellness Gathering
Strong Family Health Center and Cedarville Rancheria will present a Family Wellness Gathering on October 25-26 for Middle School age on up to elders. Training topics will include Building Team, Family Violence, and Healing. Meet at Strong Family Health Center, 1203 Oak St., Alturas on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes provided. For more information or to register contact Candace Deaton or Laura Harlan, 530-233-4591.

Hoop Shoot contest
Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest opens to all boys and girls ages 8 to 13 on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. at Modoc Middle School multi-purpose room, West Fourth St., Alturas. The Alturas Elks Lodge 1756 will conduct the contest. Age groups are determined by the student’s age as of April 1, 2015. For more information call Darlene Estes, 640-0740.

Join Lions
The Alturas Lions Club meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Brass Rail in Alturas. Non-members are welcome and appreciated.

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

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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