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lUU Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 , Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Events Around Plumas County Nov. 10 Calpine: Marine Corps Birthday Dinner, Sierra Valley Lodge; no-host cocktails, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m.R.S.V.P, by Nov. 4. Dinner: prime rib, $20; rib eye steak, $20; chicken picata, $17; or salmon, $18; served with soup, salad, potato, vegetable, rolls, coffee and tea; tax and tip incl. To reserve, for questions, Bill Bate, 994-3755. For lodging, 994-3367. NOv. 11 Quincy: Words & Music, 7 p.m., the Morning Thunder Caf, Lawrence St. Featured artist drum circle facilitator Cameron Tummel. Open mic sign-ups at the door. Admission $3. For information, 283-3402. Mohawk: Blood drive, Mohawk Community Resource Center, 8989 Hwy. 89. 1-6"p.m. Schedule appointment with Shirley Ricketts, 836-0446, or online, bloodhero.com, sponsor code "Mohawk." Nov. 12 Chester: Book signing, author Trish Welsh Taylor, harp performance, 5 - 7 p.m. B&B Booksellers. For information, 258-2150. Nov. 13 Meadow Valley: Annual holiday craft faire, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Old Meadow Valley Schoolhouse. Handmade gifts, goodies, clam chowder and chili, prize drawings. Supports the old schoolhouse and fire department For information, Melissa 283-3612. Quincy: St. John's Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., parish hall, Lawrence St. Handmade items, cakes, pies, cook- ies, jellies, etc. Lunch served 11 a.m. -1 p.m., homemade soup, salad rolls and cookies, $6. Waffle breakfast, 8 - 10 a.m., Feather River Grange, 55 West Main St.; tickets, $6 at the door. Live music, The Waybacks, doors open 7 p.m., show time, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 general admission, $15 members (first 100 tickets). For information, 283-3402 Nov. 16 Quincy: Plumas Audubon Society presents documentary "Ghost Bird" about the ivory-billed woodpecker, recently re- discovered; 7 p.m., FRC room, Main 605. Free, public invited. Nov. 18 Blairsden: Chamber Mixer, 5 - 7 p.m., Gumba's. For information, 836-6811. Chester: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Coffee Station. Featured artist Margaret Miles. Open mic sign-ups at the door. Ad- mission $3. For information, 283-3402. Nov. 19 Chester: Cook your own steak, 6 p.m. social hour; 7 p.m. dinner; Elks Lodge. Steak provided and full dinner; $15 ad- vance tickets only at Dave Price Jeweler or call Dave Scott, 259-4682. Portola: Words & Music, 7 p.m., the Feather Community Arts Center, 126 Commercial St. Featured artist Joe Tomaselli. Open mic sign-ups at the door. Admission, $3. For information, 832-4518, 283-3402. Nov, 25 Quincy: Elks Thanksgiving Dinner, served at 3 p.m. Reservations a must, call before Nov. 22: Bill, 281-6448 or Pat 832-4759. Nov. 2GI27 Graeagle: Mohawk Artists' Guild Christmas Faire, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Graeagle Firehall, 7620 Highway 89. Arts, crafts, drawings, refreshments. For information, Marian 836-1399. Nov. 27 Taylorsville: Annual Taylorsville Light Parade, craft booths, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; pictures with Santa, 2 - 5 p.m.; chili dinner, 5 - 8 p.m.; music, parade begins at 6 p.m. For information, 284-9985 or 284-7622. Dec. 1 Quincy: Share the Spirit Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. 5:15 p.m., front lawn, Plumas District Hospital, Bucks Lake Road. Purchase a light to honor friends/loved ones. Order forms at Flanigan-Leavitt or Plumas Physical Therapy, or online at pdh;org/foundation. Dec. 3 Quincy: Artist's opening reception -- Maryn McFarland and Glen Donley 5 - 7 p.m., Plumas Arts Gallery, Main St. For information, 283-3402. Main Street Sparkle, light parade, Sparkle Princess costume contest, Christmas Tree lighting, shopping. 5-8 p.m., downtown Quincy. For info call Quincy Chamber, 283-0188 or go to quincychamber.com. Dec. 4 Quincy: Eta Alpha 35th annual holiday craft faire, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Commercial Building, fairgrounds. Handmade gifts, goodies, 50/50 drawing, photos with Santa (10 a.m. - noon and 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.). For table information, Glo- ria 283-0729. Graeagle: 16th annual holiday festival, 1 - 5 p.m., Shopping, Christmas Tree lighting, refreshments, rides on horse- drawn trolley, pictures with Santa. 836-1856. Dec. 9 Quincy: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Morning Thunder Caf, Lawrence St. Annual holiday celebration. Open mic sign-ups at the door. Admission $3. For information, 238-3402. Dec. 10 - 11 Lake Almanor: Christmas dinner and show (live entertainment), 6 p.m., Lake Almanor Community Church. For in- formation, tickets, 596-3683. Dec. 16 Chester: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Coffee Station. Annual holiday celebration. Open mic sign-ups at the door. Admis- sion $3. For information, 283-3402. Dec. 17 Portola: Words & Music, 7 p.m., the Feather Community Arts Center, 126 Commercial St. Annual holiday celebration Open mic sign-ups at the door. Admission $3. For information, 832-4518, 283-3402. **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e-mail mhill@plumasnews.com or call Mona Hill at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tourna- ments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or e-mail smorrow@plumasnews.com. We will publish the name of the event, location, date, time and a phone number as space permits. p m  m I m m m m m m m R m I m m m m I II | SENIOR MENU Monday, Nov. 15 orange/spinach salad, whole Broccoli cheese strata, leafy grain roll, red & green grapes. | green salad, whole grain bread, For the nutrition site in your orange sections, frozen yogurt. Thursday, Nov. 18 I | area call: Chester, 394-7636; High sodium day: Polish Quincy, 283-0643; Tuesday, Nov. 16 sausage, baked beans, Brussels Greenville, 284-6608; Ethnic meal: sweet & sour pork, sprouts, whole grain bread, I | Portola, 832-4173; stir fry vegetables, white rice, Waldorf salad. Blairsden, 836-0446, 832-4173. mandarin oranges, fortune I | Suggested lunch donation cookie. Friday, Nov. 19 Crusty oven baked chicken, I price is $2.50. One guest may Wednesday" Nov. 17 garden potato salad, steamed | accompany each senior, Healthy heart meal: salmon Swiss chard, biscuit, chilled I $6 mandatory charge, loaf, tomato/basil couscous, apricots. mm mm mmm m mm m m mm m m mmmm mmm m m m m m mm m m mmm i )on't let winter Gear up for cold slow you down: weather workouts HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH AURA WHITTAKER Outdoor exercise is an ex- cellent ways to stay fit year- round -- even during cold winter months. However, it is important to make some changes to your exercise routine to ensure your well- being and safety during the colder seasons. No matter your locale or how long the winter might last where you live, winter exercise will usually require some modi- fications in your wardrobe. Your location and the aver- age winter temperature may even change the type of ac- tivities you use to keep fit. By moving your routines to an indoor location such as a gym or your living rroom, it is possible in most locations to dress properly, even for sub-zero temperatures. Prepare for your workout by choosing a combination of clothes (in layers) to help regulate your temperature and keep you warm and dry. The layers you wear for a given activity are matched to the weather, your activity level and your personal pref- erence. There are essentially three layers to consider: base, mid and outer. Each layer has a specific function. The first or base layer is in contact with your skin and keeps moisture and per- spiration away to keep you warm. The base layer should be a tight layer made of a synthetic material specifi- cally designed to wick mois- ture away from your body. Polypropylene, polyester, Thinsulate and wool are all good choices. Avoid cotton because it traps moisture, stays wet and draws heat away from you. Base layers come in various weights -- lightweight, midweight and heavyweight. Select a weight based upon the out- side temperature and your activity level. The lighter weight fabric is better at wicking; the heavyweight fabric has more insulation. The mid or second layer is for insulation purposes to keep your body warm. This layer should be somewhat looser, but to function prop- erly it needs to maintain contact with the base layer. Mid layers also carry mois- ture away from the base lay- er to the outer layer. The mid layer is often made of down, polyester, fleece, wool and synthetic/natural blends. Many mid layer clothing have extras such as armhole zippers, long front zippers, adjustable cuffs and collars. The final or third layer al- lows moisture to escape while blocking wind and re- pelling water. This outer layer sports a dual function: It should be a breathable material that will allow moisture to escape the body and should function is as a wind blocker and water re- pellent. This layer is often made of a high-performance textile such as Gore-Tex, which is waterproof, or a similar material. Extras such as armhole zippers, an- kle zippers (for pants) and a variety of ventilation op- tions are standard. Outer layers should also be tough enough to withstand tears and abrasions. Other less high tech options may in- clude wind resistant materi- als, or water resistant fab- rics. Once you have a layering plan, you can adjust your temperature control simply by removing or adding lay- ers as needed. Another tip for maintaining the life of your clothing is to follow the care instructions on the item. Synthetic and techni- cal fabrics need to be cleaned properly in order to wick, insulate and repel wa- ter over time. Special clean- ing products can restore the moisture-wicking and water repellent properties when necessary. After your body is covered, you need to prop- erly dress your extremities (head, hands and feet). If the weather is significantly cold or there are warnings for frostbite in your area, it is especially important to re- member your feet, fingers and your head should be protected. The extremities are the first places that will lose body heat in cold tem- peratures. Wear a hat, mittens/ gloves, socks and shoes that match your activity and weather conditions. To cool down if you overheat, you can just remove your hat or gloves. Keep in mind that wind-blocking fabric is also important for hats and gloves. Although fleece by it- self is warm, it does not pro- vide protection from wind so look for wind resistant fleece products. Extra options on gloves include grips on the palms to assist keeping hold of handles and removable fin- gertips to allow you to use  e buttons or zippers on in Chester First Thtrs00y of every month "Martini Madness" .,.GO $ Open bowling 6 days00v0000eek Full bar %" $ 2 Draft ,,V. Easy walki00:distance 2 Brunswick pool tables 00o00'arcade--- Almanor Bowling Center 376 Main St., Chester 258.4300 your jacket, among others. Proper layering will not only make you more cam-. fortable during winter activ- ity, but it also keeps y.ou safe. And speaking of safety, darkness comes early in the winter so consider gear and clothing in bright color and with reflective accents. Fi- nally, remember to protect your natural outer layer as well -- your skin. Winter weather threatens the skin with cold, wind and lower humidity indoors and out. Protect your skin, espe- cially face and lips, with mois- turizer and sun protection. Apply face lotion and lip balm before venturing outdoors, and for daytime adventures choose products with SPF. Once you are back home, wash your face and apply moisturizer to offset winter's chapping and the drying ef- fects of indoor heating. Aura Whittaker has a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology, which is the study of the principles of me- chanics and anatomy in rela- tion to human movement. She has more than 15 years experience in nutritional con- sulting and personal train- ing. For comments and ques- tions, e.mail lctimes@lassennews.com, or send mail to Lassen County Times, 100 Grand Ave., Su- sanvUle, CA 96130. at the schoolhouse Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 I0 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handcrafts, prize drawings, lunch A homemade Christmas for everyone on your list! :: , Proceeds benefit the .... Bucks Lake Road, Meadow Valley * :" ::::.:: .... For more information, call Melissa Hays, 283-3612 '