Wed., Jan. 27
• Dunsmuir museum -- The Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society is in the process of re-establishing the Dunsmuir Museum, adjacent to its Railroad Display Room.
If you are interested in volunteering at the museum or have items of interest on Dunsmuir history that you would like to share by loan or donation call 235-0839.
Monetary donations to help with the museum’s development are welcomed are can be mailed to: Dunsmuir Depot Society, PO Box 324, Dunsmuir, CA 96025. Mark “donation for museum.”
Income tax preparation -- Jefferson Economic Development Institute operates a free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site through the IRS. Free tax preparation will is available throughout Siskiyou County on a weekly basis through April 15, by appointment only. To qualify for this free service, taxpayers must have an AGI of $48,000 or less. For info or to schedule an appointment: 926-6670 or (530) 866-6670.
Fri., Jan. 29
Movement & music -- Parent participation class for toddlers begins at 10 a.m. Sing, dance and share the love of music with your child each Friday through Feb. 12 in this 45 minute class. Fee: $10 per class. Includes small snack.
Pre-register at the Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake Street. Info: 859-2309. Sponsored by the Siskiyou Arts Bus Project; supported by Siskiyou Arts Council.
Sat., Jan. 30
• Haiti benefit concert -- Begins at 8 p.m. at Mount Shasta City Park. Ron Lovelace will open, followed by the Space Messengers. Admission: $15 per person. All proceeds go to the Red Cross for emergency supplies for the people of Haiti. Info: 926-2792.
Waterfowl field trip -- Join the River Exchange and Mount Shasta Area Audubon for the annual Bald Eagle and Winter Waterfowl Field Trip lead by veteran birder Chris Stromsness. View an array of wildlife on a full-day vehicle excursion through the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge.
Participants will meet at 9 a.m. on Highway 97 at its junction with A-12 (10 miles north of Weed) and shuttle to various viewing points. Bring warm clothing, walking shoes, lunch, water and binoculars. A $5 donation is requested. To register/info: 235-2012.
Sun., Jan. 31
Youth Nordic program -- Mt. Shasta Nordic Center offers a free non-competitive Youth Nordic Skate Ski Program for ages 8 to 14 on Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 28, and March 7. The program operates on a drop-in basis. All equipment and snacks provided. Sessions run 1-2 hours, depending on goup and conditions. Focus is on fun. Info: www.mtshastanordic.org
Parent volunteers are needed to help support  instructor and set participants up with gear. Call 926-3935 or e-mail: laurel@mtshastanordic.org
Feb. 4
Backcountry horsemen -- Top of the State Backcountry Horsemen meeting, 7 p.m., CAL FIRE training room, Yreka. Info: 842-0882.
Feb. 6
Nordic snow play day -- Shasta Disabled Sports USA and the Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Organization will host a free Nordic Snow Play Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing is planned. All ages and disabilities are welcome.
Includes a potluck lunch and fire to keep all participants warm. Specially trained volunteers will be available to assist participants. Reservations are requested so all special needs for participants can be met. Info/reservations: (530) 925-1531 or e-mail: info@shastadusa.org
Hearts & Hope -- Annual Hearts & Hope fund-raising event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, 1051 N. Davis Avenue, Weed. This year participants will focus on pampering and self care.
Tickets: $25 each; or table hostesses may purchase a table for eight for $200. To reserve tickets: 841-1783. Proceeds help fund the Senior Money Management Program and Friendly Visitors Program.
Feb. 6 and 7
• Haiti quilt-blanket marathon -- Sew Unique Quilt Shop, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. in Mount Shasta, will host a quilt-blanket making marathon for Haiti kids beginning Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. and ending Sunday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. Sew Unique will provide kits and material at a reduced cost for this project. Beginner sewers are welcome.
“Quilt-Blanketeers” will be provided refreshments, instruction, sewing tables, chairs and a few sewing machines. Participants may come and go as you like over the two day period. Bring sewing machine if available.
To sponsor a sewer/quilter, donate towards cost of materials, or for info: 926-0768.
Feb. 9
Tech workshops -- Siskiyou Media Council offers workshops on video production related topics on the second and fourth Tuesday monthly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the College of the Siskiyous TV studio, LRC 2 in Weed.
Bring your laptop, camera and questions for John Cumming. Learn editing tips, Internet social networking tools and more. Info: 471-5910 or visit mctv15.org
Feb. 11
• Diabetes support -- The Diabetes Support Group meets the second Thursday monthly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mount Shasta Community Resource Center located at 109 E. Lake Street in Mount Shasta. Learn the latest about diabetes and support one another.
A Healthy Kitchen Cooking for Diabetics class is scheduled to begin in February at the MSCRC. The class is designed for diabetics, care givers of diabetics and family members. Info: 926-1400.
Chamber meeting -- Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, noon, Lalo’s Restaurant, Mount Shasta. Info: 926-3696, extension 201.
Neuropathy support -- The Neuropathy Support Group meeting has been rescheduled for Feb. 11. Information will be offered regarding the use of the Rebuilder machine. Info: 842-1125.
Feb. 12
• Valentine concert -- Siskiyou Performing Arts Center Valentine Concert fundraiser, SPAC Dunlap Theatre, 315 Yreka Street, Yreka. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.
Includes musical and vocal stylings of local musicians. Minimum donation of $10 at the door, with tea, coffee and desserts by Lacey Williams at intermission. Proceeds help off-set SPAC’s cost of the Kids Acting Network summer camp program. Info: 842-5442.  
• MCTV15 orientation -- 7 to 9 p.m., College of the Siskiyous TV studio, LRC 2 in Weed. Learn valuable media skills, produce your own show, or help neighbors make their’s.
The mission of MCTV15 is to share thoughts, opinions and events by and for the people of Siskiyou County. Info: 471-5910 or visit mctv15.org  
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WEEKLY EVENTS

Monday
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.
Tuesday
Tech workshops -- Siskiyou Media Council offers workshops on video production related topics on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday monthly, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., College of the Siskiyous TV studio, LRC 2 in Weed. Bring laptop, camera and questions. Learn editing tips, Internet social networking tools and more; 471-5910 or mctv15.org
MCTV15 orientation -- 7 to 9 p.m., College of the Siskiyous TV studio, LRC 2 in Weed. Learn valuable media skills, produce your own show, or help neighbors make their’s; 471-5910 or visit mctv15.org
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.
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.
Wednesday
Book sale -- $5 a bag (excluding vintage books), every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Paws & Shop thrift store, 1208 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta (next to Siskiyou Humane Society); 926-8878.
Siskiyou Golden Seniors -- Meets 2nd Wednesday monthly, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant in south Weed.
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).
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.
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.
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.  
Thursday
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.
Friday
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.
Saturday
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.
Sunday
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.