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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 11B ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT All bluegrass in Greenville Break out those dusty gui- tars and banjos for some hot bluegrass picking instruction by the renowned Sid Lewis Saturday, Aug. 4, at Down- town Farms in Greenville. There will be a barbecue lunch, the workshop, a picnic and an evening concert, all sponsored by the Gift of Mu- sic program and the Tay- lorsville Community Grange. Lewis is famous for his Jammin' 101 workshops where he teaches musicians of all ages and skill levels how to improve their ability to play and improvise music. The erening concert will feature his hot picking and fun performance style. The event will begin at noon with a barbecue fundraiser for the Grange, which will follow the Round Valley Run. Lewis will teach his Jam- min' 101 workshop at 3 p.m.,. followed by a picnic potluck at about 5 p.m. after the work- shop. Roast turkey, chips and soft drinks will be provided at no charge for the picnic potluck. The evening concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission for all of the events is a sliding scale dona- tion of between $2 and $10. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and potluck dishes to share. There will be a full no-host bar, which will be located sep- arately from the main picnic- performance area, and with ID control at the bar en- trance. Downtown Farms is located behind Donnell's MusicLand on Main Street, across from the intersection of Mill Street and the historic Greenville Masonic Hall. For more information, call MusicLand at 284-1689. Renowned performer and music instructor Sid Lewis will share his hot bluegrass picking style Saturday, Aug. 4, in Greenville. Photo su bm itted 43rd annual Almanor Art Show this weekend The 43rd annual Almanor Art Show takes place this weekend, Aug. 4 and 5, on the beautiful Collins Pine lawn 4 on Highway 36 in Chester. Ongoing since 1969, this is Plumas County's most tenured art show providing one of the best collections and exhibitions of visual arts and fine crafts in several counties. More than 80 artists will grace the show with their original paintings, drawings, photographs, jewelry, pottery, furniture, sculptures, wood, metal, fabric and whimsical art in a full range of prices. The location on the cool, green Collins Pine lawn and the surroundings of Lake Almanor in Chester offer a beautiful setting to enjoy and explore that fine art. Food ven- dors will provide tasty food op- tions, or visitors can arrange lunch at one of Chester's eating establishments as part of the day's outing. There will also be live music provided for guests' listening pleasure under the shade of centuries-old trees: Bolivian musician Oscar Reynolds will perform on pan flute and gui- tar Saturday noon - 5 p.m. and Sunday noon - 4 p.m. Many artists return to this location year after year from all around the Western U.S. Organizers also appreciate that each year brings new tal- ented artist to the fold. Painters and photographers are a featured part of the show. Visitors will also find unique and wonderful pottery, wood- work, fabric arts, jewelry, met- al work and even furniture. "Purchasing a piece of orig- inal art is less costly than you might imagine," say organiz- ers. "Plus, in these economic times nothing makes more sense than supporting the ar- tisans that still put it all on the line to create something original and handcrafted." Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. Admission to the event is free. Plumas Arts has coordinated the Almanor Arts Show since 1983. Event proceeds support art education and cultural pro- grams in the Almanor Basin as well as the rest of Plumas County. For more information about this event or Plumas Arts go to or call the office at 283-3402. The Almanor Art Show Aug. 4 and 5 on the Collins Pine lawn in Chester hosts more than 80 artists. Charlotte Certain, one of the new artists to the show, brings her unique and fanciful functional pottery. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Local fiddler, teacher release CD Ruth Ellis Lassen News Editor Fiddle fans can now enjoy the music of local talent Tal- lon Sandoval right in their own home. Sandoval, 15, and his teacher, Johny McDonald, twin fiddled one plays the harmony, the other plays the melodr -- to Create their CD "Collide," which is available in local businesses. "Collide" listeners will find a variety of music, as Sandoval explained: "There's Canadian reels, there's waltzes, contest tunes, show tunes and also originals," he said. In addition to twin fiddling, Sandoval and McDonald each chose singles to play. For his single, Sandoval chose "Say Old Man, Can You Play the Fiddle?" "That's one of my favorite contest tunes that I play. I play it almost every contest and I wanted to put it on the CD," he said. McDonald's selections are "Making Lemonade," which she wrote, and "Sealy's Rag." Other songs include "Cuck- oo's Nest Medley," "Jerusalem Ridge," "Fi- doolin," "Reel de Beatrice," "Nancy's Waltz," "Main Street Rag," "El Cumbanchero" and "Satan Takes a Holiday." According to Sandoval, recording a CD is something he and McDonald had been wanti- ng to do, but it was winning the California Twin Fiddling com- petition in Oroville that pushed them to f'mally make it. "Collide" was recorded and mixed by McDonald's cousin in his Eugene, Ore., studio. Recording time was two days, but it took about two months to get everything fi- nalized such as the CD cover, Local fiddler Tallon Sandoval and his teacher, Johny McDonald, recorded the 15-song CD "Collide." It is available in local stores. Photo submitted according to Sandoval. Sandoval, a sophomore in high school, has been fiddling for about 10 years and said he started playing because his best friend, Zach Gillam. was taking lessons. "So, I just decided to start playing, too," Sandoval said. He has demonstrated his skills at many community events and within a couple years of starting fiddle lessons, Sandoval began com- peting in amateur events and then moved up and has won state competitions in Nevada and California and most re- cently, he and McDonald won first place in the twin divi- sion, people's choice and third place, twin judge's choice at the National Old Time Fiddling Championship in Weiser, Idaho. Of playing the fiddle, San- doval said, "I just like it. I en- joy being able to express my- self through music. It's al- ways fun to play." For more information about Sandoval, McDonald and their CD, visit tjmusic "Collide" is available in Quincy at Quincy Natural Foods, Epilog Books, the Plumas County Museum and Face the Music Studio. EXTENSIVE NATURALIZED GARDEN FABULOUS OUTDOOR DINING Gardens open at 10AM Closed Monday 6. Tuesday Special Weekday Buffet Wed-'Ihurs-Fri at 12 Noon BBQ Buffet Luncheon --.Saturday at 12 noon BBQ Buffet Dinner Friday night Live Music and Hors d'oeuvres at 5 PM Dinner at 6:00 PM Featuring several different outstanding musical groups including the Kepple Farfiilg. Sunday Brunch served from 10:30 AM to 1 PM Reservations Required Phone Don530-862-1333 www'bigspringsgardens'cm TOWN HALL THEATRE Presents PROMETHEUS Fri., Aug. 3 - Sun., Aug. 5 7pm showing Rated R 124 min. Sci/Fi Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which explorers unearth an artifact that points to the origins of humankind, they're pulled into the unexpected adventure of a lifetime. But if they falter, the very future of their species is at stake. BRAVE Sun., Aug. 5 - Tues., Aug. 7 7pm showing on Mon. & Tues. 4pm matinee on Sunday Rated PG 101 min. Animated/Family Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brake. a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida. a skilled archer and impetuous daughtei of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. uses her archery skills to establish her independence. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for hel p, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late. III Showtime: 7pm Sunday Matinee 4pm . TOSH HALL IN]IRE 283-1140 "469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at Adults .................. s7.?" ' I Students & I Seniors ................. s6.00 E Children ................ *5.00 I p