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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June 17, 2015 13B Country dance lessons moving to the Grange Local author David Matuszak announced he will resume his summer country dance lessons in Quincy. Matuszak and his country dancers have a new dance venue, Quincy's historical Feather River Grange. Because no alcohol will be served, for the first time underage students including those in Feather River College's equine and rodeo programs are invited. Matuszak said he is excited about the change. "The Grange building has the best dance floor in Quincy and it's a perfect venue for country dance. I've been attempting to make this change for years, but never had Grange leadership able to accommodate our group. Now that John Rix is in charge of the Grange it's going to happen." Matuszak, Rix and other Grange leaders are teaming to make some big changes at the Grange. Matuszak said, "I'm thrilled that John Rix and his group are reviving. the Grange into the institution that it once was all over the West. Granges were once gathering places for farmers and ranchers to socialize and to share information about their trades. The Granges all held dances as a part of that social gathering. So, I've joined the Grange in order to help facilitate a renaissance. John and his group of volunteers intend to use dancing as the centerpiece of that revival." The Grange plan is to host weekly summer dance lessons Wednesday nights beginning June 17. Beginning Saturday night, July 25, monthly dinner-dances will be held. Each dinner dance will include a guest speaker who will share information about a variety of Western themes, e.g., farming, ranching, Western entertainment, and horse care and training. Dinner, a dance lesson and a country dancewill follow the guest speaker each month. Matuszak commented, "The Internet has become a significant source of information to farmers, ranchers and others who enjoy a Western lifestyle. So the Grange guest speakers are intended to offer people a personal and more intimate source of information in a social gathering setting." Rix and his volunteers are making a strong effort to revive and restore the Grange. Weekly dance lessons and monthly dinner-dances will be fundraisers to facilitate that revival. Wednesday night dance lessons admission is $3 for adults and $2 for college students 18 and over. Each week the lesson is designed for both beginners and intermediate dancers. Matuszak said, "The lessons are designed for first-time dancers. The two-step is a particularly easy dance. Don't be afraid to try it, even if you have two left boots. If you can walk into the Grange, you'll be dancing on the way out." Beginning Texas two-step, the standard country dance, will be emphasized. Other dances covered will be the cowboy cha-cha, cowboy waltz and Houston shuffle. No dance partner is required; singles and couples are welcome. The Grange invites everyone to come check out the new format during country dance lessons beginning 7 p.m. June 17 at the Feather River Grange in Quincy, across from the California Highway Patrol office. Theatre hosts singer-songwriter in Tuesday concert QuincY's West End Theatre presents Margaret Glaspy in concert Tuesday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books and westendtheatre.us, or $12 at the door. "Margaret Glaspy makes noise and people listen," said organizers. "Her songs achieve depth most will never reach. Her writing is top notch, her playing is among the best anywhere and her voice is simply haunting and enchanting at the same time." Originally from Northern California, 26-year-old Glaspy is now a rising star in New York City. She said she is a committed student to the music around her; her influences include Elliott Smith, Feist and Joni Mitchell. Glaspy has shared the stage with Rachael Yamagata, Ricky Skaggs, John Scofield, Del McCoury and many others. Her debut EP is called "if& when." THE DAILY MAIL For him the most exciting part of day Is going down his winding forest trail And stepping over rocks along the way To reach his postal box and get his mail. He knows the Internet saves trees and ink, But then, he likes a letter's tactile feel And, too, he doesn't trust the etherlink And somehow feels that paper is more real. And though his mail is junk and pesky bills . With many pleas from worthy charities At least his idle time it always fills Though most of it will hardly ever please. The youth who've known the net since first they saw the light Will think that he is just a simple troglodyte. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano May 11, 2015 p m m m m m m II SENIOR MENU I Monday, June 22 | Quiche, spinach salad, mandarin oranges, french | hread, oatmeal cookie | Tuesday, June 23 | Meatloaf with brown gravg mashed potatoes, Brussels | sprouts, apricots, roll m m m m m m Wednesday, June 24 Turkey sandwich, barley. | soup, green salad, sliced oranges, bread | Thursday, June 25 | Flank steak, baked potato, steamed zucchini, green | salad, whole grain roll, pudding Friday, June 26 Sweet and sour pork, rice, pineapple, cookie . | *Vegetarian Meal; **Healthy Heart Meal | ***This item's menu may contain over 1,000 mg of Sodium II Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-?636; Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, II 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-4173; Blairsden II -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. Events Around Plumas County Blairsden: 11111111 Master Gardener Help Desk starts, 4 - 5:30 p.m., - Wel: Mohawk Community Resource Center. Plumas-Sierra  t,m ' : Master Gardeners give free advice, answer  questions during weekly sessions through growing season. For information: ucanrledu/sites/mg-plumas-sierra. Graeagle: Free live music, 6:30 p.m. - dusk, Millpond. Presented by Graeagle Outpost. Featuring Grog Willis & Johnny Walker. Quincy: Interfaith worship, 1:15 - 2:30 p.m., Mountain View Manor. All'faiths welcome. Continues weekly. Country dance lessons begin, 7 p.m., Feather River Grange. Classes geared to beginning, intermediate dancers; couples and singles welcome. $3 adults, $2 students (18 and up). Classes continue weekly through summer. Lake Almanor: Women's luncheon, 11 a.m., Lake Almanor Community Church. Featuring guest speaker Marlo Jensen. For information: church office, 596-3683. Graeagle: Special quilting presentation, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Graeagle Fire Hall. Michele Crawford, of Flower Box Quilts in Washington, offers lecture, trunk show on comb n ng co or in projects. Sponsored by Cabin uild. $10 at the doorl Quincy: Rattlesnake aversion training for dogs, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. $75 per dog. For appointment (required): Karn, 616-1315. Quincy: "Bible Blast to the Past" Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. - noon, Community United Methodist Church. Methodist, Lutheran churches welcome children 4 - 12 to free program including crafts, games, science, stories, more celebrating God's love. For preregistration: Methodist church, 283-1740; Our Savior Lutheran Church, 283-2546. "Living Water I1" Vacation Bible School, 3 - 5:15 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church on 2333 Pine St. Children 5 - 15 invited to participate with Bible stories, songs, games, snacks, crafts, bread-baking, tie-dying, more. Free. Registration 2:30 - 3 p.m. June 22. Ends with program presented for friends and family 5:15 - 6 p.m. June 26, followed by dinner. For information: Nina, 283-1512; Helene, 283-2727.  Quincy: " Margaret Glaspy in concert, 7:30 p.m., West End tlle  Theatre. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door, i ! available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog' Books,  westendtheatre.us. 1 Hamilton Branch: Annual Firebelles luncheon, 11 a.m. fire station. Thlli  Mardi Gras Madness theme. Includes bake sale,  lime_ .5 '  silent auction. Proceeds benefit Hamilton Branch Fire Department. For information, tickets ($10): Ann Zeller, 596-4189; Cheryl DuFay, 596-4186. Greenhorn: Friday night barbecue, 5 = 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. All-you-can-eat ribs and chicken, bonfire sing-along with s'mores, wagon rides, horseshoe tournament, horseback rides, swimming. Salmon, veggie kabobs available with advance notice. Runs weekly through September. For information: 283-0930. Quincy: Inaugural girls' basketball camp, Feather River College. FRC women's basketball staff presents day camp through June 21 for girls going into grades five- 12. Costs $175; lunch provided. For preregistration: Haley White, hwhite@frc.edu. Summer Solstice/June birthday celebration, Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. Presented by Quincy locals. Featuring Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces at 10 p.m. For information: 283-9788. Snake Lake: Donkey walk, meet 9 a.m. Plumas County Museum Director Scott Lawson leads day hike exploring history of area. Must be in good physical shape; bring appropriate footwear, clothing. For details: museum, 283-6320, plumasmuseum.org. Chester: Second annual Show and Shine car show, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Collins Pine lawn and NAPA Auto Parts at 445 Main St. Chester High School Booster Club hosts fundraiser; all proceeds go to club. Open to'all categories, club hosts barbecue. To register: 258-3152. Graeagle: Opening reception, 1 - 4 p.m., Red House Art Gallery. Featuring recent work by Sally Yost. Show runs through summer. For information: 836-0104, redhouseart.net. Greenville: Docent training, 3 p.m., Cy Hall Memorial Museum. Volunteers get insight on exhibits, meet board members. Pirates and Faeries Festival, 4 - 9 p.m., Downtown Farms behind sheriff's substation. Family-friendly Gift of Music program event includes costumes, music, dancing, picnic potluck dinnerrmore. Admission by donation; proceeds benefit Indian Valley Fire and Rescue. For information: 284-1689. Quincy: Masonic pancake breakfast, 7 - 10:30 a.m., Masonic Hall at 70 Harbison Ave. across from library..Menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate, all-you-can-eat pancakes. Donations at the door $6 adults, $3 children under 12, $5 students with ID. Proceeds support scholarship fund, other fraternal purposes. 17th annual Plumas County Relay for Life, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Plumas County courthouse. Funds raised benefit American Cancer Society. Ceremoniesl free entertainment, ongoing activities, Luminaria starting 8 p.m. To register a team: relayforlife.org/plumascountyca. For information: She|In Vargas, 927-7331; Nancy Clark, 836-2586. Plumas National Forest: California Native Plant Society outing to Valley Creek Special Interest Area. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Chico Park & Ride west lot. Bring water, lunch, sun/insect protection, hiking shoes, money for ride sharing. For information, to arrange alternate meeting location: leader Janna, 228-0010. Quincy: Father's Day Ry-ln, 8 - 11 a.m., Gansner Airfield. Includes Quincy Volunteer Fire Department pancake breakfast, car show. Concour D'Lemon, starts 9 a.m., old Willits Motors property. Show off junky classic cars, discuss, trade, barter, sell, view. Includes pries, trophies. Entrance fee $5. Quincy Elks offer barbecue, libations. Held in conjunction with Father's Day Fly-ln. For information: Claudia or Marvin Vickers, 283-3551. For information, to register: MCRC, 836-0446. Blairsden: Mixed Media Drawing with Tammy Masters starts, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center. Seven-week course open to all abilities, experience. $70 for entire series, $15 drop-in rate, plus supplies. Johnsville: Plumas County Republican Women meeting; business meeting 11 a.m., lunch noon, speaker following; The Iron Door Restaurant. Speaker Dr. Kevin Trutna offers update on Feather River College changes. Public welcome for lunch and speaker, or speaker only. For lunch reservations ($20): Liz Holston, 836-4428. Butterfly Valley: Butterfly Valley Botanical Area and Native Plant Walk. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment tour views native plants in botanical area and behind Feather River College in Quincy. Includes handouts, tour host, transportation, morning refreshments, snacks, beverages, lunchl $50 per person. For information, reservations: Camille Swezy, 284-1022, Info@Sierralnstitute.us. Chester: Fish fry, 5:30- 7 p.m., Lake AImanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 per person. Greenhorn: Friday night barbecue, 5 - 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Rani:h Road. All-you-can-eat ribs and chicken, bonfire sing-along with s'mores, wagon rides, horseshoe tournament, horseback rides, swimming. Salmon, veggie kabobs available with advance notice. Runs weekly through September. For information: 283-0930. Quincy: Live music, Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. Featuring the Mark Castro Band. For information: 283-9788. Quincy: ' Soroptimist International of Quincy/Portola second annual garden tour, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tickets $10 presate at various merchants, from any Soroptimist. Day-of tickets $12. For information: Krissy, 283-3914. Sierra Valley: Inaugural Jerry Todd Memorial ATV Poker Run, Diamond S Ranch. Explore Sierra Touring Co. LLC, Rotary Club of Portola Endowment organize family-friendly event. Registration $35, nonriders $15. Registration includes first poker hand, dinner, music, campfire. Additional poker hands $8 each. Camping available. For information: RotaryClubofPortola.com, PortolaRotary@psln.com, 249-1121. li Greenhorn:  Fly-fishing clinic, Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at lllil _  2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. Clinics repeat July 5, 12, 19, 26. For information: 283-0930. Quincy: Special event, Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. Featuring High Sierra kickoff party. For information: 283-9788. Chester: " . Book signing, 4 - 7 p.m., Books & Beyond. Local author Jesse Goolsby signs copies of I d Walk With My Friends If I Could Find Them." Greenhorn: Friday night barbecue, 5 - 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. All-you-can-eat ribs and chicken, bonfire sing-along with s'rnores, wagon rides, horseshoe tournament, horseback rides, swimming. Salmon, veggie kabobs available with advance notice. Runs weekly through September. For information: 283-0930. Taylorsville: . Annual Taylorsville Grange Dance, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., Grange Hall. Live music by the James Slack Band. $10 tickets at the door, 6 and under free. Chester: Pancake breakfast, 9 a.rn. - noon, Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 adults, $5 kids 10 and under. Greenhorn: Fly-fishing clinic, GreenhOrn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. Clinics repeat July 12, 19, 26. For information: 283-0930.