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m..J.a vveurte',uey, ULL. 2, UI3 DUIILIII,, 1I2LUlU, r'lUt,Jl:D:lV t I'IIJUILI ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Performance poets featured at Quincy Words & Music Words & Music returns from the annual summer hiatus to Patti's Thunder Caf6 tbr the 25th year of this popular program, which features spoken work and acoustic music performances by talents from near and far and at all ranges of experience. Plumas Arts is excited to be working with the Feather River College Writing Club to , begin the new season by featuring two very dynamic Los Angeles-based performance poets at the Oct. 10 Words & Music: Venela Flagg (aka V. Kali) and Pam Ward. Doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7 p.m. Venela Flagg commands a room. When she performed at the Los Angeles Poetry Center Beyond Baroque in Venice, Calif., the room got starkly quiet as Flagg told story after mesmerizing story in her narrative poetry. Her voice and characters fluctuate with diversity and the listener can see all the people who make up her neighborhood and life in Los Angeles. For a YouTube example, visit http://bit.ly/lbkzkSx. Pam Ward is the author of "Want Some, Get Some" and "Bad Girls Burn Slow." Her "My Life, LA: The Los Angeles Legacy Project" documents black Angelinos in posters and stories. She's also an artist, art advocate, instructor and mentor at Art Center College of Design. She's been a board member for Beyond Baroque Literary Foundation and an artist in residence for the city of Los Angeles. The poets will also be giving a poetry workshop at Feather River College on Friday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. in Room 606. Contact mgarcia@frc.edu for information regarding the workshop. This special appearance and performance of the poets will be a treat for Plumas County. The poets' residency is sponsored in part with funding from Poets & Writers. Plumas Arts has been presenting Words & Music at the Thunder Caf6 since 1989. It has become a local tradition that gives musicians and spoken word artists a chance to try out their work on a very receptive audience. An open stage section follows the featured performance. Anyone interested in being part of open stage is encouraged to sign up early in the evening, as time may be limited. Find out more about Plumas Arts at plumasarts.org. Los Angeles-based performance poets Pam Ward and Venela Flagg provide a rare treat for local audiences as featured Words & Music artists. Words & Music starts its 25th season at Patti's Thunder Cafe in Quincy on Oct. 10. Photos courtesy Plurnas Arts Events Around Plumas County Chester: Lassen Volcanic National Park open house, 5 - 7 OCt, 9 p.m. Chester Fire Department at 251 Airport Road HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Blairsden: First meeting of Starting Over Society, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Flapjack at Blairsden Station Commercial Center. Meet-and-greet for women to network, socialize; includes bunco competition, beverages. Bring potluck dish serving six. Meetings continue second Thursdays through winter. For information: Mimi Garner, 775-229-3140. Quincy: Lost Sierra Rec & Tech meeting, 1:30 p.m., Plumas County Library community room. Joint effort of Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce, Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications looks to bring businesses, individuals to area through promotion of lifestyle, available technology. For information: recandtech.com. Words & Music, 7 p.m., Patti's Thunder Caf. Monthly series of acoustic music, spoken word featuring Venela Flagg, Pare Ward. Doors open 6:30. Sign up at the door for open stage. $3. Sponsored by Plumas Arts. For information: 283-3402. Free screening of "High Ground," 7 - 8:30 p.m., lown Hall Theatre. Documentary about combat veteran mountain climbers presented by FOCUS Film Festival, and Feather River College ENACTUS, DSPS, Diversity Committee. Veteran climber, filmmaker available to answer questions. For information: FOCUSFilmFestCalifornia.com. Women's Cancer Survivor Dinner, Moon's Restaurant. Hosted by Women's Cancer Support Group; open to any woman diagnosed with cancer. For information, details: Shirley, 283-2335; Dottle, 283-4778. Chester: Taco Night, 5:30- 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at / NI'' / 194 Main St' $8 per peisn' .... ) Graeagle: Music at The Grille, 5:30 - 9 p.m., Chalet View Lodge at 72056 Highway 70. Featuring Jesse Kalin Carson, guitarist and vocalist. No cover. Dinner menu available, reservations recommended. For information, reservations: 832-5528, mthomseme@yahoo.com. Quincy: Poetry workshop, 11 a.m., Feather River College Room 606. Featuring Venela Flagg, Pam Ward. For information: mgarcia@frc.edu. Greenville: Annual American Legion yard sale, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Legion hall on Pine Street. Calpine: Second annual Fall Fiesta Dinner; social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30; Calpine Community Center. "'--- Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen event includes enchilada dinner, live music, 50/50 drawing, auction. Tickets $12 adults, $6 children. Chester: Old Towne Chester Stroll, 4 - 8 p.m. Check in at The Bidwell House, 1 Main St., or St. Andrew's Academy, 198 Main St. Featuring Oktoberfest beer and brats. $10 donation buys map, souvenir glass; proceeds benefit St. Andrew's Academy local scholarship fund. For information: MountainAffairs.com, 258-2150. Artists' reception, 5 - 8 p.m., The Back Room Art Gallery at Books & Beyond at 140 Main St. Month-long celebration of fall titled "Fall Colors." Genesee: Fall Play Day, 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m., Heart K Ranch. Hosted by Feather River Land Trust. Includes hands-on volunteer opportunities, talking tour, guided hikes, barbecue, hula hoop contest, silent auction. Bring chair or blanket for sitting; sturdy shoes, long pants for hiking. Barbecue $10 adults; free for volunteers, kids under 10. To RSVP (required): 283-5758, kkleven@frlt.org, frlt.org. Greenhorn: Tru Community fundraiser, 5 p.m., Greenhorn Guest Ranch. Tri-tip dinner (vegetarian option available upon request), dessert, viewing of "Paint Your Wagon," fashion show, line dancing, more. Tickets, $40, available in Quincy at Body & Soul, Moon's Restaurant; Graeagle at Graeagle Associates. For cabin specials: 800-334-6939. Greenville: "Your Father's Genes Family History Workshop," 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cy Hall Memorial Museum. Workshop teaches how to preserve family photos, folklore. Meadow Valley: Meadow Valley Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, 7 - 11 a.m., Old Meadow Valley Schoolhouse. $8 ($5 children under 8). Proceeds benefit department's emergency medical response. Quincy: Biscuit and gravy breakfast, 8 - 10 a.m., Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. Biscuits, gravy, sausage, beverage for $6. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center. Quincy Sled Wars, gates Open 8 a.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Snowmobiles drag race on the grass all day, starting 9 a.m. Vendors, Vintage Show and Shine. Race registration open until first race, also available at quincysledwars.com. Registration $25 per sled. On-site camping $15 per tent, $25 per trailer. Spectator admission $10 per person, free for 10 and younger. After-party includes movie screening; hot food, beer available for purchase. For information on racing, displaying vintage snowmobiles: Keith Barnett, keith@quincysledwars.com. Quincy Volunteer Fire Department open house, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., fire station at 505 Lawrence St. Demonstrations, including live fire sprinkler demo at 1:30. Kids can meet Sparky the Fire Dog, squirt water from fire hose, explore fire trucks, take ladder truck ride. Hot dogs, drinks served 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Blessing of the Animals service, 10 a.m., in front of Community United Methodist Church at 282 Jackson St. at Church Street. Co-hosted with Our Savior Lutheran Church. Includes Scripture reading, song, prayer, individual blessing of each animal. All animals welcome; must be on leash, in carrier. Animals may be represented by photos. For information: Pastor Kendrah, 283-2546; Pastor Donna, 283-1740. Quincy Apple JOLT (Juice 'em Or Lose Them), 11 a.m. - dusk, across Main Street from Quincy Natural Foods. Apple juicing event hosted by Transition Quincy. Bring apples and containers. For information: Karen, 394-0269. Sierra City (Sierra County): 14th annual Oktobedest, Main Street. Live music in the park noon - 4 p.m.; vendors; Lions Club brats and apple cider; magic show by Bill the Magician in community hall at 2 p.m. Family fun. For information: Jan, 862-9009. Sierraville (Sierra County): Seventh annual Pumpkin Patch & Entrepreneurs' Market, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Sierraville Grade School at 305 S. Lincoln St. Sponsored by Sierraville Fire & Rescue. Includes 25-foot climbing wall, local artisan wares, pumpkins, apple bobbing, face painting, pumpkin carving, fire trucks, fire gear, bake sale, barbecue, drinks. For information: Tami McCollum, 913-5694. Susanville (Lassen County): Rails to Trails Festival, noon - 4:30 p.m., railroad depot. Lassen Land and Trails Trust celebrates centennial of historic depot. Includes handcar races, chili cook-off, vendors, hobo storytelling by real-life hobos, railroad folk songs. For more information: Ilttweb.org, 257-3252. Westwd(Lassen County): Westwood Fall Festival, noon - 5 p.m., Westwood Community Center and Walker Mansion lawn (by Paul Bunyan statute on Third Street). Old-time family fun, hay rides, pumpkin patch, bounce house, food, caramel apples, craft vendors, more. . Quincy: Altar-making workshop, 2 - 5 p.m., Ptumas Arts Gallery. Margaret Garcia teaches history of Dia de los Muertos tradition, gives ideas, examples for honoring deceased loved ones. Free. Supplies for building personal altar welcome, not necessary. Quincy: Feather River 4-H Club meeting, 6:15 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church on East High Street. Anyone with child interested in joining 4-H welcome. For information: Cindy Edwards, 283-5384. Calpine: Taco Night, 5 - 7 p.m., Calpine Elks Lodge at 71292 Highway 70. $1.75 hard-shell tacos, $3.50 soft-shells, $7 dinner plates, $6 taco salads. All proceeds support Portola High School softball program.  Quincy: Karaoke fundraiser, noon - midnight, Main I_ll. ,. I Street Sports Bar and OCl. 3111 I Lounge. Sing for the  Animals" supports nonprofit Friends of Plumas County Animals: bar owners donate 25 cents for each song sung, 10 percent of day's beverage take. Food available noon - 2 p.m., 5 - 7 p.m. Direct donations also accepted. Montana Skies performance, doors open 7 p.m., West End Theatre. Guitar/cello duo presented by dramaworks, Plumas Arts. Tickets $10 in advance, available at Alley Cat Caf6, Plumas Arts, westendtheatre.us; $12 at door. Beverages, food available for purchase at caf6. For information: montanaskiesmusic.ning.com. Animal blessings available The Community United Methodist Church and Our Savior Lutheran Church will hold a service of Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. in front of the Methodist church (282 Jackson St. at Church Street in Quincy). This annual blessing is in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. The short service will include Scripture' reading, song, prayer and an individual blessing of each animal. "As Christians, we believe that God created everything in existence, including animals," said Pastor Kendrah Fredricksen, of Our Savior Lutheran Church. "The animals of God's creation share in the ways of human beings; they have a part in our lives. "Most Christians believe it is the duty of humans to protect and enjoy nature as its stewards. Francis of Assisi recognized this when he called the animals, both wild and tame, his brothers and sisters. "Remembering Francis' love for these brothers and sisters, we will invoke God's blessing on the animals, and thank God for letting us share the earth with all the creatures." All animals are welcome, large or small. There will be separate sections for dogs, cats and other animals. Pets must be kept on a leash or in a cage. Aggressive animals should be muzzled or can be represented by a photo. Poisonous snakes, spiders and other animals are discouraged, but may also be represented by a photo. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. For more information, contact Pastor Kendrah at 283-2546 or Pastor Donna at 283-1740. Ip -- --- m -- m m m m i -- -- m 1 I SENIOR. Wednesday, Oct. 16 I Chicken potpie, potatoes, l MENU carrots, peas, leafy green I salad, red & green grapes i Thursday, Oct. 17 Beef/snow peas, brown rice, i cubed pineapple, cookie i Tuesday, Oct. 15 I Swedish meatballs, noodles, Friday, Oct. 18 I Chinese chicken salad, i Brussels sprouts, beet salad, pear/lime jello dinner roll, mandarin i II oranges l I Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; i Greenville, 284-6608 (call day before for reservation); Portola, Monday, Oct. 14 l Sites closed for l Columbus Day I 1832-4173 (call day before for reservation); Blairsden, 836-0446 i (Wednesdays only). Suggested donation is $2.50. I One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory i charge. Menus may change. I i m m i m i i i -- i m i 1