Wed., Dec. 30
Winter-Fest -- Winter-Fest community event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Siskiyou Ice Rink parking lot, Shastice Park, Mount Shasta. Snow-shoe and snow sledding contest, snowman and snow sculpting contest, Bouncy House, food for sale, wood raffle, prizes for winners. Cost: $12, adults; $6, ages 4-17.
Sponsored by Remi Vista Youth and Family Services to provide supportive scholarships for youth. Info: 926-1436 or 261-0816.
Free yoga class -- 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., Shasta Yoga Center, 201 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Free classes offered each Wednesday through December. Info: 926-2523.
Book sale -- Siskiyou Humane Society’s Paws & Shop thrift shop invites the public to check out its new book section. All books (excluding vintage books) are $5 per bag every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1208 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta (next to shelter). Info: 926-8878.
Fri., Jan. 1
Christmas display -- Today is the last day to view the Christmas display at 936 Douglas Lane (off Lassen Lane) in Mount Shasta. Lighted and decorated Christmas trees, cartoon characters, nativity scene, ferris wheel with Seven Dwarfs, Santa house and herd of reindeer. Christmas music plays continuously. Coffee, hot chocolate and cookies served.
Sat., Jan. 2
• Breakfast/fellowship ride-- Christian Motorcyclists Association Siskiyou Servants 1st Saturday Breakfast/Fellowship Ride begins at noon, with ride to follow (weather permitting) Purple Plum Restaurant, Yreka. Info: 938-0601.
Dodgeball tournament -- 10 a.m., Scott Valley Junior High School in Fort Jones. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Categories: 7th and 8th Grades; Families; and Open (all ages).
Cost: $30 per team. Each team has six members and may have one alternate. You may be one more than one team. Proceeds go towards the SVJHS 8th grade trip. Info/entry forms: 467-5468.
Backcountry horsemen -- Top of the State Backcountry Horsemen meeting, 7 p.m., Fort Jones City Hall. Guest speaker Tish Chism, DVM, will give tips on how to help your livestock make it through the cold/wet conditions. Info: 467-3137.
• Republican meeting -- South Siskiyou Republican Women Federated general meeting, 11:45 a.m., Mount Shasta Resort. Cost: $11, includes lunch, tax and gratuity. Guest speakers: all four Siskiyou County Sheriff candidates. All republicans are invited to attend. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 945-0261.
• Make a deal day -- Snip ‘N Save’s Let’s Make a Deal Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 315 Chestnut Street, Mount Shasta. Make a deal on every item in the store. All proceeds go to Siskiyou Spay Neuter Incentive Program. Info: 926-0400.
Comedy show -- Headlining Rick D’Elia and featuring Kul Black, 9:30 p.m., Cedar Lanes bowling alley, 137 Main Street, Weed. Tickets: $10, general; $15, VIP. Part of the proceeds go to the Weed Police Activities League program.
D’Elia has been on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and appeared on other TV comedy shows. Black has traveled the world performing USO shows, produced live comedy shows and sketch comedy videos, and headlined for casinos, theaters, clubs, etc.
Blood drive -- BloodSource community blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder Street, Mount Shasta. Info: 1-866-822-5663 or www.bloodsource.org
CASA training -- Court Appointed Special Advocates of Siskiyou County six session volunteer training takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 15 to 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CASA of Siskiyou County boardroom, 700 S. Main Street, Suite 4, Yreka.
All trainees must participate in at least 32 hours of training and complete a thorough background investigation before they can serve as a CASA volunteer.
On Monday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. trainees will participate in a juvenile court observation at the Siskiyou County Courthouse. Those completing the training will then become sworn officers of the court. Lunch will be provided.
To register: 841-0844. Applications available online at www.siskiyoucasa.org
Jan. 26 and 27
CPR and first aid instructors class -- American Red Cross will teach qualified volunteers how to become Community CPR and First Aid instructors at 6 p.m. both days at Chapter Headquarters, 1000 S. Main Street, Yreka.
Potential instructors must have valid certificates for both CPR/AED and First Aid and must complete a Fundamentals of Instructor Training self-study course. For details on how to obtain a FIT manual and to borrow a FIT video before Jan. 26: 842-4476.
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American Legion -- Chula Unit 92 meets 1st Monday monthly, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall Annex, McCloud.
Al-Anon family group -- 7 p.m., Church of the Nazerene, 415 Evergreen Lane, Yreka.
McCloud senior van -- Senior citizens of McCloud can catch the Senior Van to the Mount Shasta Senior Nutrition Center for bingo and lunch. Pick-up, 10:15 a.m. at McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 West Minnesota Ave. Info: 964-3250.
Mount Shasta Lions Club -- Meets 1st and 3rd Monday monthly, spring through fall. November through April, 1st Monday monthly. No meeting in December. Meetings held at 6 p.m. at The Tree House, 111 Morgan Way, Mount Shasta. Visitors welcome; 926-3982.
Senior exercise class -- Senior women exercise class, 10 a.m., Dunsmuir Recreation Building. Classes are also held on Wed. and Fri.; 235-2816 or 235-4309.
Helmet safety class -- Offered by Weed Community Resource Center, 720 S. Davis Ave., Suite A, Weed. By appointment, 938-2426.
Peace meetings -- Women Building Bridges for Peace meet 2nd and 4th Mon. evenings, monthly, call for time and location; 926-3417 or 926-6836.
Children’s story hour -- For ages 2 to 8; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mount Shasta library; 926-1400.
Railroad breakfast -- A get together for retired and working railroad crews out of Dunsmuir. Meet last Mon. monthly, 10 a.m., Tree House, Mount Shasta.
Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., 312 Alma St., Mount Shasta; pager: 842-7502.
Motorcycle meeting -- Christian Motorcyclists Association Siskiyou Servants business meeting, Tuesday before the 1st Saturday monthly, 6 p.m., Purple Plum Restaurant, Yreka; 938-0601.
Siskiyou Adult School -- 4 to 8 p.m., Jefferson High School, 720 Rockfellow Dr., Mount Shasta. Earn high school diploma or study for GED. Enrollment open at any point during 2009-2010 school year; 926-0425.
Al-Anon family group -- For women only. 3 p.m., Dunsmuir Library, 5714 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir.
Media council meeting -- Siskiyou Media Council/MCTV15 orientation meeting and training, 3rd Tuesday monthly, 7 p.m., MCTV studio, Learning Resource building, College of the Siskiyous, Weed; 938-5910.
Story time -- 10:30 to 11 a.m., McCloud Library. McCloud Community Resource Center invites parents and their children for stories and art projects; 964-3250.
Siskiyou Golden Seniors -- Meets 1st Tuesday monthly. Call 938-3588 for meeting time and location.
Rotary -- Mount Shasta Rotary Club meets weekly, 12:15 p.m., Lalo’s Restaurant, 520 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 926-6122.
AA Women’s Group -- Noon, Kids’ Factory, 4103 Pine Street, Dunsmuir; 235-4005.
Alcoholics Anonymous -- 7 to 8 p.m., Lake Shastina Community Center, 15244 Driftwood Lane, Lake Shastina; 1-800-680-8955.
Book sale -- Snip ‘n Save variety store, 1/2 off book sale, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 315 Chestnut Street, Mount Shasta.
Toddler playgroup -- Facilitated by an Early Childhood professional. Join parents and their children aged 0-5. From 10 a.m. to noon, Kids’ Factory, 4103 Pine St., Dunsmuir; 235-4005.
Women veterans -- Women Veterans of Northern California meet 1st Tue. monthly, noon, Round Table Pizza, Mount Shasta. Open to all female veterans, any era, any country.
Siskiyou Domestic Violence and Crisis Center -- Peer group counseling session, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 209 Third St., Yreka; 842-6629 or hotline, 1-877-842-4068.
Wheat-gluten allergy support -- Group meets 3rd Wednesday monthly, 6 to 8 p.m., Fairchild Medical Center, 444 Bruce St., Yreka. Sharing of recipes; gluten free product sources; discussion of gluten intolerance; 842-2662 or 938-2637 (leave daytime phone number).
Free yoga class -- 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., Shasta Yoga Center, 201 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta (through December); 926-2523.
Genealogy library -- LDS Church, 214 Adams Dr., Mount Shasta. Open Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 4 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Help with genealogical needs. Free. Other times by appointment: 926-0776.
Genealogy research -- The Genealogical Society of Siskiyou County Research Center, 912 S. Main Street in Yreka is open 4 to 8 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday monthly. Staff available to help with research problems; 842-0277.
Craft and story time -- For young children, 1 to 2 p.m., Dunsmuir Library, Dunsmuir. Snacks and complimentary book provided for each child; 235-2035 or 235-4005.
A Course in Miracles -- Study group, meets 2 p.m., United Methodist Church, 312 W. Alma St., Mount Shasta (enter downstairs door on Cedar St.); 938-1528.
Chess club -- Mount Shasta Chest Club meets 6 p.m., George Washington Manor, 1020 Kingston Rd., Mount Shasta. Round Robin Tournament; 926-3608.
Laughter Yoga Club -- Meets 9 to 9:55 a.m., The Wellness Center, 633 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta. Combines laughter exercises with yogic breathing. Free; 926-4770 or www.practicelaughter.com
Women in Business Breakfast -- Meets 1st Wed. monthly, 8:30 a.m., Woodsman Hotel, 1121 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Forum for local business women to meet, network and exchange information; 926-1035 or 261-1617.
Helmet safety class -- Offered by Weed Community Resource Center, 720 S. Davis Ave., Suite A, Weed. By appointment, 938-2426.
Toddler playgroup -- 10 to 11 a.m., Weed Community Resource Center, 720 S. Davis Ave., Suite A, Weed. For ages 0-5 and parents/caretakers. Age-appropriate activities, games, crafts, story time, and more; 938-2426.
Toddler play group -- 1 to 2:30 p.m., McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave., McCloud. For parents and children and siblings, birth to 5 years. Arts and crafts, story time, music and interactive play. Refreshments available; 964-3250.
Relationship support -- Relationship Support Group for Women, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Mount Shasta Resource Center Annex, 107 East Alma St.; 926-1400.
Senior day -- Snip-n-Save variety store, Senior Day special, 25 percent off, age 62 or older. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 315 Chestnut Street, Mount Shasta.
Buddhist meditation instruction -- 6:30 p.m. at Shasta Abbey; 926-4208.
New mom’s support -- Group meets 1st and 3rd Wed., 10 to noon, Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 432 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Suite B, Mount Shasta. Share challenges, questions and celebrations with new moms. Dads are welcome; 926-1400.
Amateur radio -- Mt. Shasta Amateur Radio Club weekly informal radio net meets on the air, 7 p.m. The 2-meter net is conducted on the club’s repeater, 146.88 mHz no PL. Net control is Larry Marks, W6VTJ (Whiskey six Victor Tango Juliet.). Amateur radio operators with license and within reach of repeater are invited.
Parent support group -- Problem-solve issues of parenting, 1 to 2 p.m., Kids’ Factory, 4103 Pine St., Dunsmuir; 235-4005. Free.
Rotary -- Dunsmuir Rotary Club meets weekly, 7:05 a.m., Hitchin’ Post Restaurant, Dunsmuir; 235-2786.
Republicans -- Siskiyou County Republican Central Committee meet 3rd Wed. monthly. Dinner, 6 p.m.; business meeting, 7 p.m.; 926-4575 or 842-4400.
Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 1090 N. Davis Ave., Weed. Call pager, 842-7502.
Masonics -- Siskiyou Masonic Lodge #297 meet 1st Wed. monthly, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Building, 629 Alder St.; 926-2419.
Bridge club -- Mount Shasta Duplicate Bridge Club, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta City Park recreation building. Visitors welcome; 926-2767.
St. Anthony bingo -- 6:15 p.m., doors open, 5:30 p.m., St. Anthony Parish Hall, Mount Shasta.
Ladies Night -- 7 p.m., Cedar Lanes and Ten Pin Sport Bar, 137 Main Street, Weed. Free bowling and half priced drinks for ladies only; 938-3278.
Thursday walking group -- 8:30 to 10 a.m. Meet at McCloud Community Resource Center. Slow walkers and all ages welcome; 964-3250.
Al-Anon family group -- 7 p.m., Eskaton George Washington Manor, multi-use room, Building 6, 1020 Kingston Road, Mount Shasta; 859-1303, 1-888-425-266 or www.al-anon.alateen.org
Order of Eastern Star -- Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday monthly at the Masonic Hall, 629 Alder Street, Mount Shasta. 6 p.m., refreshments; 7 p.m., meeting; 261-0023.
Catholics Invited Home -- 7 p.m., St. Anthony’s Hall, Pine Street, Mount Shasta. For non-practicing Catholics. To pre-register: 926-2584 or 926-4477.
Pajama story hour -- 1st Thurs. monthly, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mount Shasta library. Stories and activities. Free books and snacks provided. Wear your pajamas; 926-1400.
Friends of the Library -- Mount Shasta Branch Library meets 2nd Thurs. monthly, 7 p.m., 515 E. Alma Street, Mount Shasta. All are invited to attend; 926-3221.
Kirtan chanting -- In call-and-response style. Led by Sahadev. Info: 235-0554.
Metal detecting -- Siskiyou County Relic and Recovery Club meets 1st Thurs. monthly, 7 p.m., Denny’s Restaurant, Yreka; 435-2461.
Off-road riding -- Siskiyou County Off-Road Riders meet 3rd Thurs. monthly, 6:30 p.m., Yreka Extreme Sports, 1101 S. Main St., Yreka. A non-profit organization promoting safe and responsible family oriented off road riding; 938-4256 or 459-5306.
Kids clothes -- Snip-n-Save variety store, Kids Clothes -1/2 off special, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 315 Chestnut Street, Mount Shasta.
Rotary -- Weed Rotary Club meets weekly, 12:15 p.m., Dos Amigos Restaurant, 176 Vista Dr., Weed; 938-0359.
Brown bag for seniors -- Shasta Senior Nutrition Food Bank brown bag distributions, 1st Thurs. monthly, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Weed Mercantile Mall; 938-3229.
Bingo in McCloud -- American Legion Hall in McCloud. Doors open, 5:30 p.m.; early birds, 6:30 p.m., (530) 859-0568.
Square dance -- Dudes and Daisies Square Dance Club meets at Mount Shasta City Park, Dudes and Daisies Lodge. Beginning workshop, 7 p.m.; Mainstream and plus, 8 p.m.; 926-3959.
Medicine Buddha session -- 5 to 6 p.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Rd., Mount Shasta. All are welcome for meditation and chanting. To add a name to prayer list or to participate: (530) 859-1007; 926-1271. Sponsored by Mount Shasta Friends of Tibetan Culture (www.mountshastafriendsoftibetanculture.org).
Energy exercise class -- Polarity Energy Exercises, 4 to 4:50 p.m., The Wellness Center, 633 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta. Instructor: Micah Dobush. Free; 926-1447.
Bargain day -- Snip-n-Save variety store, Let’s Make a Deal Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1st Friday monthly, 315 Chestnut Street, Mount Shasta.
Kiwanis -- Weed/Lake Shastina Kiwanis Club meets weekly, 12:15 p.m., Dos Amigos Restaurant, 176 Vista Dr., Weed; 938-2218.
Parkinson’s support -- Parkinson’s Support Group of Siskiyou County meets 2nd Friday monthly, 2 p.m., Lake Shastina Community Bible Church, 5826 Jackson Ranch Road. Free. Refreshments served; 938-0368 or 938-4949.
Bedding day -- Snip-n-Save variety store, bedding - 50 percent off special, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 315 Chestnut Street, Mount Shasta.
Celebrate Recovery -- Biblically based 12-step program for those with desire to overcome habits, hurts and hang-ups. Weed Berean Church, 750 S. Weed Blvd., Weed. BBQ, 5 p.m.; main group meeting, 6 p.m.; small groups, 7 p.m.; cafe berea, 8 p.m.; 926-4021 or 938-4591.
Christian fellowship -- Game room, fellowship, and food. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coffee Connection, Mount Shasta. Teens welcome.
Gazelle Grange bingo -- 1st and 3rd Fri. monthly. Early birds, 6:30 p.m.; regular bingo, 7 p.m. One progressive blackout paying $250. Power ball game. Snack bar open, 5 to 8 p.m.; 435-2562 or 842-8223.
TOPS -- Take off pounds sensibly, 9:45 a.m., Mount Shasta City Park, lower lodge. Visitors welcome; 926-5374 or 926-3970.
CMA lunch/fellowship ride -- Christian Motorcyclists Association Siskiyou Servants 1st Saturday Lunch/Fellowship Ride, lunch at noon with ride to follow (weather permitting). Purple Plum Restaurant, Yreka; 938-0601.
Motorcycle meeting -- Siskiyou Motorcycle Association meets 2nd Saturday monthly, 10 a.m., Cedar Lanes bowling ally,137 Main Street, Weed; siskiyou-motorcycle-association.org
Genealogy research -- The Genealogical Society of Siskiyou County Research Center, 912 S. Main Street in Yreka is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekly (except holidays). Staff available to help with research problems; 842-0277.
Thrift store sale -- Siskiyou Humane Society Thrift Store’s $3 a bag clothing sale, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1208 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta (next to shelter); 926-8878.
Toddler playgroup -- 11 a.m. to noon, 1st Sat. monthly, Weed Community Resource Center, 720 S. Davis Ave., Suite A, Weed. For ages 0-5 and parents/caretakers. Age-appropriate activities, games, crafts, story time, and more; 938-2426.
Children’s art explores -- 10 to 11 a.m., 2nd Sat. monthly, Weed Community Resource Center, 720 S. Davis Ave., Suite A, Weed.
Christian fellowship -- Game room, fellowship, and food; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m., Coffee Connection, Mount Shasta. Teens welcome.
Clothing bag sale -- Snip ‘N Save variety store, $3 bag sale on colored tagged clothes, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 115 Chestnut Street, Mount Shasta.
TelosNow -- Live audio broadcast on local and world issues, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Log onto telosnow.com or tune in to MCTV Channel 15.
Video Satsang -- With Gangaji, 10 a.m., 5401 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir; 235-4253.
Men’s group -- Non-religious, light hikes, drumming, potlucks and activities. Open to suggestions; 938-9566.
Celebrate worship -- 9:30 a.m., Hope Community Church, 974 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta. Live contemporary band; 926-2847.
Buddhist services and Dharma talk -- 10:30 a.m. at Shasta Abbey; 926-4208.
Bingo -- Dunsmuir Eagles Hall, 5941 Sacramento Ave. Hall opens, noon; games start, 1 p.m.
Masons breakfast -- 1st Sun. monthly hosted by Siskiyou Masonic Lodge #297. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Building, 629 Alder St., Mount Shasta.
Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., St. John’s Parish Hall, 4605 Shasta Ave., Dunsmuir. Pager: 842-7502.
Calendar of events, updated Dec. 30, 2009
Wed., Dec. 30