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IB Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Land trust offers Fall Play Day at Heart K Ranch The Feather River Land Trust invites all community members and visitors to the Fall Play Day on Saturday, : Oct. 11, at the Heart K Ranch in Genesee Valley. The event offers a wide variety of activities on the 900-acre ranch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. including hands-on volunteer opportunities, a bike/auto tour and a mountain bike ride in the morning featuring fall colors. i All morning activities begin at 9 a.m. at the Heart K ranch house. The afternoon will include a barbecue, a hula-hoop contest, a silent auction and socializing. There is a fun activity to fit most interests, say organizers, and guests can come for the whole day or just part of it. All activities will begin at the ranch house. The volunteer activities (9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) will include a forest cleanup and restoration of the 100-year-old granary. The forest .cleanup is intended to remove firewood-sized rounds from areas of the ranch forest that were thinned last spring. With the help of volunteers, the firewood will be piled at an easily accessible.location and available to be hauled away for personal firewood. The granary restoration project will be focused on re-siding the historical building with locally milled wood. Volunteers are asked to bring a hammer and ear protection. Dana Fenimore leads a scenic fall color mountain bike ride 9 a.m. - 12"30 p.m, on a portion of the historical stagecoach route between Genesee and Reno. The moderately steep dirt road ride is an out and back totaling 15 miles along scenic Red Clover Creek. While the last part of the ride includes some steep uphill, the ride is appropriate for most fitness levels as there are two turnaround options. Those who want to learn more about the historical and cultural significance of the Heart K Ranch, along with restoration projects that are underway, are invited to participate in a bike/car tour from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, It will touch on present and future stewardship plans including sustainable : agriculture, forest health and the incorporation of Maidu Mark Foster enjoys a previous Fall Play Day at the Heart K with his sister, Holly Foster, and two sons. Photo courtesy Feather River Land Trust Native American land use techniques. There will be four stops on the tour, hosted by Terri Rust, coordinator for the Feather River Resource Conservation District and representing the Healthy Forest Project; Darrel Jury, representing the Healthy Forest Project and Plumas Audubon; Gabe Miller, FRLT stewardship director; and Trina Cunningham, member of a Maidu family with current and historical ties to the ranch. Free bike rentals sponsored by the Feather River College Bike Barn will be available for the tour. At 12:30 p.m. everyone will meet back at the Heart K ranch house for a barbecue featuring local Sierra Valley hamburgers from the Sweeting Ranch. Paul Hardy, FRLT's executive director, will welcome everyone and give a very brief history of the conservation of the ranch. The event fee is $20 by noon Oct. 9 (Thursday) and $25 after that date. The event is free for those who volunteer in the morning, and for kids 10and under. There will be a no-host bar including local beer from The Brewing Lair. Guests should bring a chair or blanket for sitting and eating. Some chairs will be available. RSVP to 283-5758 or kkleven@frlt.org or go to frlt.org and click on the Heart K event and then registration. In the afternoon, guests may stay to enjoy the scenery, historical buildings and good company and watch or participate in the second Feather River Land Trust hula-hoop contest. Hula hoops willbe available for practicing and for entering the contest. There will be three contests and special T-shirts Will be awarded to the winners. A silent auction will also be held from noon to 3 p.m. to help raise funds for the stewardship of the Heart K Ranch. Auction items include a child's quilt, a barn quilt for a home or business, monthly delivery of home-baked pies for a year, a photograph of the Heart K barn by David Hyde and a waterproof Suitcase from Patagonia. Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. After 10 years of community effort, the Feather River Land Trust now owns the ranch. Organizers are planning this event as an opportunity for people to "experience a beautiful place and learn about its value for generations to come and to help support the Heart K vision." The ranch is approximately 15 miles from the intersection of Highway 89 and A22 (the "Taylorsville T"). Follow A22 to Taylorsville'(5 miles).. Bear .... right onto Genesee Ro)ad, and continue for approxinnately 9 miles. The Heart K is on the left (look for the large red barn). The address is 702 Beckwourth-Genesee Road, Taylorsville, CA 95983. Organizers ask that participants RSVP online or by phone to make sure there is enough food for everyone. More information is available at frlt.org or by calling the Feather River Land Trust at 283-5758. Fractured Fashionistas models help each other This model is "parasol perfect and ready to backstage, go." Fashion show returns for second straight year at Quincy Vets Hall Plumas Arts reports it is pleased to be working with three talented designers to help present the second year of the Fractured Fashionistas Fashion Show at the Quincy Vets Hall on Saturday, Oct. 11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the no-host bar will serve beer, wine, nonalcoholic beverages and free appetizers. Those three women are Trisha Aitken (costume designer, seamstress); Mavis Somers (artist); and Margie Meeker (beautician), all from Indian Valley. "Last year's event was so much more than anyone would have expected. The production was first-rate," said Plumas Arts Director Roxanne Valladao. "The designs and makeup were so very impressive and the models were spirited -- and the 30-foot runway, well, that was just over-the-top amazing. "As soon as the event was over people were asking when the next one would be. Don't wait to get your tickets Pat Bradley applies makeup for the 2013 fashion show event. because this could very well be a sold-out event." Advance tickets are $20 and available at Plumas Arts, Feather River Land Trust and Country Style Salon in Greenville. The Country Style Salon "Side Shop" offers costumes in conjunction with the fashion show. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Plumas Arts' Save Our Theatre campaign; The Genesee Hysterical Society's Genesee Store Mardi Gras celebration; and Friends of Plumas County Animals, a local pet rescue organization. The show's shopping boutique will be open before, during and after the show. Credit cards will not be accepted. This is an adult show. Men need not feel left out of the event, organizers point out. They will have plenty to enjoy at Fractured Fashionistas Fashion Show at the Quincy Vets Hall, Photos courtesy Plumas Arts Business Assistance for Plumas County Small Businesses Customized business assistance to transform and grow your business ! This program will offer services to eligible businesses at all stages of business development and operations. One-on-One Business Counseling Financial and Legal Counseling Business Plan Development Management & Marketing Assistance Loan Preparation and Packaging And Much Morel Eligibility Requirements Apply For more information contact Joelle Breazier at 283-1606 OR email jbreazier@ncen.org Program made possible by Plumas County Microenterprise Technical Assistance Program 00usiness Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.