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lOB Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Sunscreen essential un umas Sierra City (Sierra County): Concert by Mumbo Gumbo, 7:30 p.m., Kentucky Mine and Museum. Tickets 525. Pre-concert barbecue starts 6 p.m., $15 per person. Calpine: Dinner honoring veterans, 5 p.m., Elks Lodge on Highway 70. Menu: tri-tip, baked potato, beans, salad, dessert. Free; open to all veterans in Portola, Loyalton, Quincy, Greenville areas. RSVP to veterans services office, Calpine Elks Lodge. Graeagle: Free live music by the Mill Pond, 6:30 p.m. - dusk, Graeagle Outpost. Featuring Reel Pulling Strings. Also serving Cuccia's pizza, Outpost desserts. For information: 836-2414. Chester: Gospel concert by Golden State Quartet, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Sponsored by Chester Baptist Church. Free; open to all. Chester Park. Quincy: Cribbage tournament, 2 p.m., Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. $15 entry fee; prizes; libations. Proceeds support Quincy Chamber of Commerce office operations. For information: James, 510-230-9442. Greenville: History Night at the Museum, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Cy Hall Memorial Museum. Trina Cunningham, Norman Lamb, Kest Porter discuss 1890s, when Greenville expanded despite declining gold prices, increasing fire risk. Free; donations welcome. For information: Porter, 616-0226. Quincy: QuincyCertified Farmers' Market, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Local and regional farmers and ranchers, artisans, live music by The Kepple Family Band. Includes solar potluck. For reformation: 229-4009. Beckwourth: Romano's Certified Farmers Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms at 1329 County Road A23. Features fresh products from local growers, cooking events with guest chefs. Chester: Taco Night, 5:30 -7 S8 per person. p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 194 Main St. Portola: Summer Music Series, 7 - 10 p.m., Portota City Park on South Gulling Strei~t. Free. Featuring Rick Hammond Blues Band. Full bar, food for sale. Bring lawn chair, blanket to sit on. Sponsored by city of Portola, PIurnas Arts, James Irvifie Foundation. For informatiGri: 832=4552. Quincy: Tailgate Food Giveaway, 9 a.m. - noon, St. John's Catholic Church at 176 Lawrence St. North State Food Bank, Quincy Community Assistance Network offer program for all low-income Plumas County residents in need of food. Food distributed while supplies last. For reformation: Adam Kingsley, 712-2600; Kitty Gay, 283-2041. Blairsden: Mountain Music and barbecue, 5 - 8 p.m., Bontaful Gardens Cafe at 190 Bonta St. For information, reservations: 836-1614. Graeagle: Free live music by the Mill Pond, 5::1o p.m. - dusk, 6raeagie Outpost. Featuring Johnny Walker, Greg Willis. Also serving Cuccia's pizza, Outpost desserts. For information: 836-2414. Graeagle: Christmas in July Benefit for Eastern Plumas Angel Program, 5 - 7 p.m., Longboards Bar & Grill at 402 Poplar Valley Road. Holiday buffet dinner with turkey, all the trimmings, Christmas cookies. $20 per person (includes $5 donation). Guests must each bring new, unwrapped toy or gift for a needy child from infant to 15. Wear zaniest Christmas apparel= For information, reservations: Mary, 836-1111. Quincy: Quincy Certified Farmers' Market, 4:30 - 7;30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Local and regional farmers and ranchers, artisans, live music by Segue. For information: 229-4009. Quincy: Two one-acts; 7 p.m. Thu - Sat, 2 p.m. Sun; West End Theatre. Written, directed by Quincy High School senior Daniel Haygood as senior project. Tickets $5, available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books, Alley Cat Cafe. Bucks Lake: Bird and Plant Walk, meet at Mill Creek trailhead at 8 a.m. (coming from Quincy, right side of Bucks Lake Road 0.3 mile past Whitehorse campground). Led by Scott and Amber Edwards. Length of walk optional. Bring lunch, drinks to participate in group picnic on lake shore. Graeagle: Second Saturday Art Show, 1 - 4 p.m., Red House Art Gallery. Jo Ann Hanna exhibits newest paintings, featured for July. For information: 836-0104. Greenville: The Gift of Music program music festival, Downtown Farms. Young musicians' workshop 3 p.m., potluck picnic 5 p.m., live music 4 - 9 p.m. Blues/luau theme includes roast pig, hula dancing. All proceeds benefit Indian Valley Fire & Rescue. Admission based on sliding so,ale of $5 - $10. Family-friendly; no alcohol served. For information: 284-1689, 230-7842. Lake Almanor: Third annual 12 Splendid Tables, Foxwood Pavilion. Gala dinner and auction supports Chester, Greenville, Westwood schools. Wine, appetizers, auction viewing 5:30 p.m., dinner served 6:30, auction 7:30. Presented by Lake Almanor Community Foundation; all donations tax-deductible. Tickets 550, includes appetizers, wine, salad, main entree, dessert, coffee. For information, tickets, to donate or volunteer: Lori Sinclair, 259-2448, Beckwourth: Romano's Certified Farmers Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms at 1329 County Road A23. Features fresh products from local growers, cooking events with guest chefs. Lake Almanor: Annual Lake Almanor Country Club Women's Club Fashion Show and Boutique, opens 10 a.m., LACC Restaurant. Includes lunch, vendors, fashion show. Everyone welcome. Tickets 520. For information, tickets: Donna Smith, 259-2090; Peggy Lentz, 259-5478. Portola: Summer Music Series, 7 - 10 p.m., Portola City Park on South Gulling Street. Free. Features Blue Haven. Full bar, food for sale. Bring lawn chair, blanket to sit on. Sponsored by city of Portola, Plumas Arts, James Irvine Foundation. For information: 832-4552. Quincy: Biscuits and gravy breakfast, 8 - 10 a.m., Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. Biscuits, gravy, sausage, beverage for $6. All proceeds Belden: support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting Sunset Campout, Belden Resort. Music, center, information: art, camping, swimming. For Wednesday, July 17 Nutrition sites: Pork chop, mashed sweet potato, Chester, 394-7636; | Monday, July 15 Brussels sprouts, oat muffin, Quincy, 283-0643; I *High sodium day. Enchilada applesauce Greenville, 284-6608 (call day I casserole, lettuce, tomatoes, Thursday, July 18 before for reservation); | mexican succotash, corn bread, Egg salad sandwich, bean soup, Portola, 832-4173 (call day I cubed cantaloupe/ice cream green salad, ww bread, orange before for reservation); sections Blairsden, 836-0446 (Wednesdays only). 1 Tuesday, July 16 Friday, July 19 Suggested donation is $2.50. I = Sauteed chicken, mushroom Juice, roast beef, carrots, new One guest may accompany I sauce, steamed broccoli, noodles, potatoes, whole grain roll, each senior, $6 mandatory I "ww dinner roll, fruit cocktail apricots charge. Menus may change. _ II Ill IIlll Illl III II III Ill II i ii i iiii i i ill i lilt i i ,=,ll but the protection still has drawbacks Q: Mr. Norris, for all the good that sunscreens do, I hear there are two big negatives. Is it true that some sunscreens contain harmful chemicals? And do sunscreens block vitamin D production? "Sensitive Skin in the Sunshine Sta te" A: With July being UV Safety Month and the pinnacle of summer sun fun, there's no better subject to address than this one right now. Since 1994, skin cancers have increased 300 percent, according to a study in the Archives of Dermatology. ' They have become the most common global cancer, with more annual cases than prostate, breast, lung and colon cancers combined, according to a treatise at Last week, I discussed some surprising links and causes of skin cancers outside of unprotected overexposure to the sun. They included organ transplants, medicines for autoimmune diseases and Parkinson's disease, and contact with certain chemicals, including arsenic and some pesticides. Whatever the causes of skin cancers, it's preventing them that should be our goal. And it all starts with minimizing exposure to all the things mentioned above that can cause or exacerbate skin cancers. Most of all, avoid prolonged exposure to intense sunlight, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when it's at its peak. Don't use sunscreen as a justification for staying out in the sun for a long time. Even with a sun protection factor of 30, sunscreen, according to the American Cancer Society, "doesn't protect from all UV rays." SPF 15 blocks 93 percent, SPF 30 blocks 97 percent. And SPF 50 blocks 98 percent, according to a CNN report. And remember that sunscreens protect only against ultraviolet radiation of relatively short wavelengths (ultraviolet B rays), not ultraviolet radiation of relatively long wavelengths (ultraviolet A rays). Dr. Ariel Ostad, a clinical assistant professor in the department of dermatology at New York University Medical Center, explained, "Evidence has Shown the best sunscreens are the ones that block UVB and UVA." That is why Ostad and other experts recommend using products that are labeled "broad spectrum," meaning they protect against both UVB rays, which cause sunburns, and UVA radiation, which causes premature skin damage and aging. That is another great reason for wearing the right sunscreen, at least on the most susceptible parts of the body: it can slow skin aging. A four-year Australian study released in early June was conducted upon a group of 900 adults, ages 25 - 55. It discovered that a daily dollop of sunscreen resulted in 24 percent less skin aging (wrinkling). One last bit of caution about sunscreen: Make sure it is oxybenzone-free. Oxybenzone, which is used in 56 percent of sunscreens as well as many cosmetics, lip balms and moisturizers is a chemical linked to hormone disruption and babies having low birth weight. Despite the fact that the Food and Drug Administration has approved oxybenzone in sunscreen for use on children older than 6 months, oxybenzone also can release free radicals to sun-exposed skin, which leads to cell damage and skin cancers, essentially canceling the very purpose of the sunscreen to which it is C-FORCE HEALTH AND FITNESS CHUCK NORRIS added, according to the Environmental Working Group and toxicology experts. The Environmental Working Group adds similar warnings for the chemical ingredient retinyl palmitate a synthetic form of vitamin A found in about 25 percent of sunscreens and issues a "low hazard" caution for the ingredient octocrylene, too. That is why skin specialists -- including Jennalee Dahlen, esthetician at Santa Cruz Skin Solutions recommend the most natural of sunscreens, such as "good old mineral-based sunscreens containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide ... (products such as) Badger, BurnOut, Jason and the Hungarian brand Eminence." There's one more important issue related to sunscreen that needs to be addressed here: Do sunscreens prevent the production of vitamin D, which is so critical to our diet? The New York Times reported on the issue: "Yes. Studies have found that by blocking ultraviolet rays, sunscreen limits the vitamin D we produce. But the question is to what extent." The fact is that most clinical studies reveal that the limitations are negligible because most people generally don'tlapply enough sunscreen to maximize its full impact, according to Dr. Henry Lim, chairman of dermatology at the Henry Ford Hospital and a spokesman for the American Academy of Dermatology. New research conducted by professor Antony Young of the St. John's Institute of Dermatology at King's College London showed that sunscreens don't erase vitamin D production. As I noted above, no sunscreen offers 100 percent protection. And ifa sunscreen isn't broad-spectrum, UVA radiation still can reach our skin and stimulate vitamin D production. According to the National Institutes of Health, it takes as little as 30 minutes of daytime exposure to the sunlight (without sunscreen) twice weekly to produce adequate amounts of vitamin D. Lim recommends that people consume more foods rich in vitamin D, such as eggs, fortified milk and cereals, salmon, shrimp, sardines and cod -- as opposed to not applying sunscreen. Another idea is to take vitamin D supplements on hot summer days, when the weather warrants greater surpluses of sunscreen on our skin. The chief of surgery at Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc., Greg Goodman, recently told the Sydney Morning Herald that he recommends that sunbathers who use sunscreens take a 1,000-unit vitamin D capsule daily to keep their levels in check -- especially during the winter, when it's likely that 90 percent of us are deficient in the nutrient. Next week, I will discuss other surprising things -- including foods -- that can help prevent skin cancers. Write to Chuck Norris (info~creators.oom) with questions about health and fitness. Copyright 2013 Chuck Norris Distributed by creators.corn i