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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 20, 2016 131B Crane biologist Paul Tebbel gives a video presentation exploringthe habits of sandhill cranes Tuesday, April 26..Photo submitted il Two chances to learn more Big, noisy and easily From 1995 to 2006, Tebbel was identified, sandhill cranes the manager of Audubon's are popular birds with the Rowe Sanctuary on the Platte public and create a River where nearly 60,000 substantial amount of cranes roost every night interest each spring and during their spring summer as they come to nest migration. in meadows and pastures of Tebbel has given Plumas County. presentations on cranes to In the wintertime, they audiences in Wisconsin, congregate in large numbers Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado, in the fields of the Central Utah, New Mexico and Valley. Their behavior makes California. His current job is them an excellent species to executive director of the Effie observe when exploring the Yeaw Nature Center on the ways birds communicate Lower American River in withone another. Join Carmichael. crane biologist Paul TebbelThe program will be held for a video presentation on Tuesday, April 26. A hosted the vocal and body language reception at 6:30 p.m. will cranes use to communicate precede the 7 p.m. with one another. Learn to presentation in room 104 of recognize juveniles, tell the science building at subspecies apart, distinguish Feather River College, on between dancing and Golden Eagle Drive in aggression, and many other Quincy. details that will help better For those interested in understand and appreciate sandhill cranes and other the behavior of sandhill birds of Sierra Valley, cranes and many other birds. Plumas Audubon and the Also learn about the threats Roberti Ranch are hosting a to cranes and other wintering bird walk on Friday, April 22, species as more farmland is from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., led by converted to housing, David Arsenault. Meet at the vineyards or other uses not parking area across from the compatible with birds. A-23/Hwy. 70 junction at 8:45 Tebbel has been working a.m. Bring food and water. with cranes both For information, contact professionally and as his David at 592-0672 or personal passion since 1976. p m m m m m m SENIOR MENU I Monday April 25 | Herb roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, carrot/ | raisin salad, ww dinner | roll, peaches, apple juice. Tuesday, April 26 | Braised beef & noodles, | steamed spinach, ww bread, strawberries. m m m m m mm Wednesday, April 27 Pork chop, asparagus, oat muffin, applesauce. Thursday, April 28 Egg salad sandwich, bean soup, green salad, ww bread, orange sections. Friday, April 29 Tahitian chicken, carrots/peppers/peas, brown rice, cubed pineapple. I m *Vegetarian Meal; **Healthy Heart Meal ***This item's menu may contain over 1,000 mg of Sodium l ......... ,,,,o,,.,,, ......... ,,: .................................................................................. ,: .............................................................. , ............ Nutrmon sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, |284~6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-4173; Blairsden | -open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for reservations. Suggested - | donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older. One guest may accompany each | senior, $6 mandatory charge. Menus may change. Noon at all sites. Lm--iim,immiim--J ABILITY CENTER 3 Northern California Locations To Serve You Sacramento/Fresno/San Luis Obispo CALL US TO SCHEDULE YDUR ASSESSMENT & CONSuLTATiON 800-242-4111 Graeagle: Feather River College Culinary Wed Program offers "A World of Flavors" buffet at j~ll~|l. 20 Longboards Bar & Grill, Plumas Pines Golf Resort, a fundraiser for college's culinary program. Features food stations from around the world. $40 ticket includes buffet and drink ticket. For information, call 836-1111. Quincy: Artists' reception, 6 - 8 p.m., The Drunk Brush Wine Bar, in acknowledgment of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, featuring group art show. Also screening of "Showgirl Style," a documentary by Chester film director Heidi Moore. Magic Beanstalk Player program for K-2 grades, focusing on drama skills, improv, characterization, storytelling, monologues and learning a musical number. Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St. Blairsden: Estate Planning Seminar with ~tl Attorney David Heaslett IRAs J~P~|~" ~,~ & Trusts, 5:30 - 7 p.m., at Corner Barn. Heaslett has been practicing law in Graeagle for 20 years. Free. To RSVP, call MCRC, 836-0446. For questions, call Heaslett, 836-4625. Quincy: Community Sustainability Awards announced at Town Hall Theatre, doors open 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Screening of film "Racing Extinction." Tickets at the door $7, $5 students. For information about nominations or other Earth Day events, contact Darla DeRuiter, 283-0202 ex 262 or T-shirt silkscreen demo and giveaway, 5 p.m., across from Town Hall Theatre. Sponsored by Plumas County Public Health, Plumas Earth Days Committee. Trash Pick-Up Contest, 1 - 2 p.m., FRC greenhouse. Sponsored by FRC Environmental Association. Magic Beanstalk Player program for 3rd - 8th grades, focusing on drama skills, improv, characterization, storytelling, monologues and learning a musical number, at West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St. Meets Thursdays, 3:30 -Sp.m Blairsden: Meditation Session and book signing with Milind Dhond, M.D., 6 - 8 p.m., Corner Barn. Join Dhond for free meditation session and book signing of his new book "Journey to Zero: Ancient Meditation Techniques Adapted for Modern Living." Books available for sale at event, Eco Centric in Graeagle and Epilog Books in Quincy. Sierra Valley: Plumas Audubon Society sponsors birding trip at Roberti Ranch with David Arsenault. Meet at parking area across from A-23/Hwy. 70 junction, 8:45 a.m. Bring food, water, warm clothes. For information, visit: Blairsden: Essential Oils Workshop, 11 Sat a.m. - 3 p.m., Corner Barn. ~,p~|~, 23Essential Oils Workshop Team is back for another great event. $25 and pre-registration is required, call Pal Ayoob, 233-6833, or Crescent Mills.' Fruit tree pruning workshop at Dawn Institute, 1.7 miles north of Greenville Wye, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Carpooling recommended. Hands-on workshop demonstrates proper pruning techniques. Bring gloves and pruning sheers. Free, but tax-deductible donations appreciated. Register by April 21 online at or call Amy Rasband at 283-6270. Quincy: Dine Out for Digging In fundraiser, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. seatings, at Pangea Restaurant, 461 W. Main St. Sponsored by Plumas Rural Services, Digging In Program. Garden workshop and potluck at FRC Child Development Center, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sponsored by Plumas County Public Health and SNAP Ed. Quincy Little League Opening Day at Rotary Field, S. Redberg Ave. Opening ceremonies 10 a.m. Rain or shine. All players receive free hotdog. Tri-tip sandwiches, treats and drinks available for purchase, with proceeds going to kids' uniforms and equipment. Bat-A-Thon fundraiser and banners available for sponsors, call Michelle, 283-3322. Quincy: Outdoor Recreation Leadership program at alP u,, Feather River College hosts free weekend of excitement and fun, beginning 10 a.m., Saturday - Sunday evening. Food, paddling, biking, camping and a bit of learning about Plumas National Forest. For information, Lauren Chester: Chester Fire Department offers Disaster Preparedness ~lle Training session at Chester J~WI~|~, 26 Public Utility/Chester Fire Department conference room. 6:30 p.m. One-hour session provides residents with overview of importance of disaster preparedness. For information or to reserve spot, call Chester Public Utility Office, 258-3456. Quincy: Quincy Native Plant Group meeting, 6 p.m., Quincy Library conference room. Participants will plan upcoming field trips, share ideas and information on seeing, growing, propagating and enjoying local native plants. Participants encouraged to bring plant to discuss or identify. Open to anybody. For information, contact David Popp, 283-1350. Sandhill crane talk with Paul Tebbel, 7 p.m., FRC Science Room 104. Sponsored by Plumas Audubon Society. Sierra West End Educational Theatre, drama-based program for teens, trains peer educators and mentors. Meets 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesdays at West End Theatre, 14 Crescent Street. Westwood: Hunter education certificate training, April 26 - 27, and May 3 - 4, from 6 - 8:30 p.m., Westwood Community Center. Live fire session Saturday, April 30, at Westwood Rod & Gun Club range, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Fee is $10. For information or to register, call Rick Roy, 521-5571. Greenville: Chili dinner fundraiser to Wed benefit Indian Valley athletic ~p~|~, 27 programs, 6 p.m., GreenVille High School cafeteria. Sponsored by Greenville High Boosters Club. Variety of chilis offered, with bread, salad and a drink. Diners may order "to-go." Tickets can be purchased in advance from GHS athletes or at door. Quincy: 20,000 Lives Quarterly Meeting, 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m., Mineral Building, fairgrounds, 204 Fairgrounds Rd. Feather River Stewardship Coalition holds meeting, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Quincy Public Library, to discuss projects that border Butte, Sierra and Yuba counties within Plumas National Forest. Open to public. For information, visit Kids Super-Cool Earth Day Activities, 3 - 6 p.m., Quincy Elementary School. Sponsored by FRC Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program and Digging In Program. Magic Beanstalk Player program for K-2 grades, focusing on drama skills, improv, characterization, storytelling, monologues and learning a musical number. Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St. Blairsden: East Coast Swing Dancing with '~IU Julie Lewis, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Corner Barn. J~|~. ~-~ Beginner/intermediate instruction. Partners not required but welcome. $10, scholarships available. For information or to register, contact MCR, 836-0446. Chester: Library Open House and book signing by Blue Balcita, 5 - 7 p.m., Chester Branch Library, 210 First Ave. Blue's books will be available for purchase. For Information, call 258-2742. Quincy: "Mama Said: Wit + Wisdom For Mothers," at Town Hall Theatre. Doors open 6:30 p.m., Show time 7 p.m. Vocals by For the Love of Song women's singing circle, stories by Margaret Elysia Garcia, Joni Moore, Jessica Ayotte, Teresa Arrate, Tiffiney Lozano, and Michelle Beaman. Comic relief by Lisa Grant. No host bar and tasty bites from High Country Cuisine. Tickets $15 at door. Presentation by Environmental Studies Department Coordinator Darla DeRuiter about "Hope for North America's Wildlife," 7 p.m., FRC Science 104. Sponsored by Plumas Earth Days Committee and FRC Sustainability Action Team. Magic Beanstalk Player program foi 3rd - 8th grades, focusing on drama skills, improv, characterization, storytelling, monologues and learning a musical number, at West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St. Meets Thursdays, 3:30 -5 p.m. Blairsden: Basic Computer Skills for ~1'1 adults 4-week course starts today, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., ~.~II~|L 29 at Corner Barn. Offered by Plumas Rural Services. Free course covers basic computer skills. Classes take place on Fridays: 4/29, 5/13, 5/20 and 5/27. Space is verylimited, RSVP by calling MCRC, 836-0446. Intermediate skills classes are also available in Portola. Speakers Bureau: History of Bodie with Carl Chavez, 5:30 p.m., Corner Barn. Chavez is author of "A Pathway Through Parks," and co-author with his wife of "A year in Bodie 1966-1967." Free, donations welcome to fund MCRC. No RSVP necessary; light refreshments served. For information, call MCRC, 836-0446. Portola: Android,cell phone basics at Portola Library, 3 - 4 p.m., by Myrna Montenegro. Quincy: Dancin' with the Stars, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, 7 p.m. Tickets on sale at Carey Candy Co., Moon's Restaurant. Grandstand seats: $15, table seats: $30. Tables: $225 and $250. Table seats include table service, hot appetizers, champagne. Concessions and beverages available. For information, call Lisa Kelley, 283-9900. Plumas Audubon Society sponsors Spanish Creek bird walk with David Arsenault. Bird watching along Spanish Creek from Gansner Park to CSD ponds ending around noon. Meet in parking area next to tennis courts in Gansner Park, 7:30 a.m. Bring food, water, warm clothes. For information, Visit: Taylorsville: Plumas Charter School hosts student showcase and fundraiser, Taylorsville Grange, 5:30 p.m., with dinner and presentations, 6:30 p.m. Dinner is $25, or $20 for two or more. Tickets on sale at Plumas Charter School sites in Chester, Greenville and Quincy. A drawing for stand-up paddleboard, valued at $1,200 will be held. Tickets $10, or three for $20. Drawing tickets are on sale at Plumas Charter School sites in Chester, Greenville and Quincy, and at Midtown Coffee and Carey Candy Co. in Quincy. For information, call 283-3851. Z