Wed., Oct. 26
• Songs and stories -- For young people and their parents, 10:30 p.m. a.m., Mount Shasta Library, E. Alma Street. Group meets each Wednesday. Info: 926-2031.

Outdoor arts -- Outdoor Creative Arts for Older Adults free self-guided exploration of watercolor painting and drawing at Shastice Park in Mount Shasta. Art supplies provided. Bring bag lunch and $1 to $2 gas contribution. Group meets at 10 a.m. at Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake Street and carpool to site. Space is limited. To register: 926-1400.

Thurs., Oct. 27
• Sled dog meeting -- Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association board meeting, 6 p.m., 722 Skyview Road, Mount Shasta. Open to all interested in helping with the January 2012 Sled Dog Races. Info: 926-3641 or www.siskiyousleddograces.com

Photo reception -- Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens’ Photo Contest gallery show and reception, 5 to 7 p.m., The Box Car, 5905 Sacramento Avenue, Dunsmuir. Showcasing the 2011 entries. Vote for Best of Show. Refreshments served. Info: 235-2219.

Fri., Oct. 28
Costume party -- Opening Night Costume Party, 5 to 7 p.m., Liberty Arts Gallery, 108 W. Miner Street, Yreka. Experience the skin-crawling sensation of “fear!” Dance performance by Will Cooper at 6 p.m.; plus spooky beats by DJ Ujjayi. Costumes encouraged. No admission charge.

Following is a post-reception dinner available for purchase next door at The Audacity Cafe, featuring terrifying tunes of Kanyble Kaow at 7:30 p.m.; 842-0222.

Oct. 28 to 31
Haunted house -- Open Oct. 28, 29, 30 and 31 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mount Shasta Community Center on Alder Street. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for younger kids in bottom half of building (includes themed characters, games and surprises). Upstairs is a Haunted House complete with unimaginable horrors and scares. Entry cost: $2 each or $1 with canned food item donation.

Hot dogs, hot chocolate and apple cider available for additional $2. Goodie bags. Mount Shasta High School’s drama class will perform scary skits. Info: (530) 905-3722 or 859-1285..
Sat., Oct. 29

• Halloween fest -- Siskiyou Arts Bus Halloween Fest, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., behind Shasta Base Camp, S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Make arts and crafts and create costumes and masks. Followed by and evening party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Info: 926-4303.

• Genealogy meeting -- Genealogical Society of Siskiyou County general meeting, 1 p.m., GSSC Research Center, 912 S. Main Street, Yreka. Program by Ruth Rouvier of the Karuk Tribe on the Oral History recording or your family history. Everyone is welcome. info: 842-0277.

Clothing give-away -- Hope Community Church 9th Free Clothing Give-Away, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 974 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta. Clothing for all members of the family. Everyone is welcome to take as much clothing as you would like for free.

To donate clean and in good shape clothing, leave on church porch. Last day to donate is Thursday, Oct. 27. Info: 926-2847.

Autumn art walk -- 3 to 6 p.m., downtown Dunsmuir. Artists will host receptions with refreshments in local businesses and historic buildings. Local studios open for viewing. Maps available at Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce and event locations. Free event.

The Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society’s Railroad Display Room and the first phase of the Dunsmuir Museum will also be open from 3 to 6 p.m. Refreshments for all visitors and free Amtrak paper hats for children. Info: 235-2177.

Sun., Oct. 30
Harmonica lesson -- 11:30 a.m., A Melo Place, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Free. Info: 859-1296.

Demo -- Spooky makeup for the whole family, 4 p.m., A Melo Place, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Free; 859-1296.

Sunday night live -- Free community dinner and concert at the Lake Shastina Community Bible Church, 5826 Jackson Ranch Road. Dinner served at 6 p.m.; followed by concert at 7 p.m. Info: 938-2525.

Music and message -- 10:45 a.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 4303 Oak Street, Dunsmuir. Music provided by Djin Aquarian on guitar. Rev. Eleanor Richard gives the message, “From Duality to Unity.” Refreshments Info: 938-2930.

Mon., Oct. 31
•?Halloween Family Fun Night in Weed -- Sponsored by Weed Community Resource Center and Weed Revitalization Coalition. Fundraiser includes haunted house, children’s crafts, pumpkin carving contest, and a soup cook-off. At Weed Mercantile Mall from 5 to 8 p.m. Theme is Drug and Alcohol Prevention.

•?Halloween for tots -- 6th annual Parent and Tot Halloween Open House, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Center, 109 E. Lake Street. Arts and crafts, Halloween stories, games, healthy treats, music and more. Info: 926-1400.

Halloween festival -- 2nd annual Haunted House and Halloween Festival at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds in Yreka. Games include bean bag toss, costume contest, crafts and broomstick obstacle course. (Hay ride and hay bale maze is hoped to be added); 842-2767 or email: info@sisqfair.com

Family game night -- Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Avenue, will host a Family Game Night on the last Monday monthly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. beginning with a Halloween theme on Oct. 31. Info: 235-4400.

Tue., Nov. 1
• Kiwanis meeting -- Kiwanis International First Five of Mount Shasta meets the first Tuesday monthly beginning at 8 a.m. at the Tree House Motor Inn in Mount Shasta. Info: 926-5253.

Substance abuse -- Remembering You: A Battle Against Substance Abuse community event, 6 to 8 p.m., Berryvale parking lot, Mount Shasta. Includes a Luminary Ceremony, remembering those who have lost their lives or are struggling with substance abuse; guest speaker: John Cunningham, LMFT; and student speakers sharing their stories. Mount Shasta High School Chamber and Jazz Choirs will perform.

Wed., Nov. 2
WIB meeting -- Women in Business Networking meeting, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Mount Shasta Resort, Highland Room. Guest speaker Stephanie Hoffman of Small Business Develop Center will present, “Real Time Marketing: Get Invaluable Business Advise to Increase Your Bottom Line.” Bring your marketing material. No cost for first meeting. Info: 926-4572.

Nov. 3
• Mexican dinner -- Dunsmuir Elementary School’s Drive Through Mexican Dinner fundraiser, 5 to 7 p.m., DES parking lot. Menu: six enchiladas, rice and salad. Cost: $15. Extra enchiladas available: six for $10. Tickets available at the DES office.

• Choir practice -- Dunsmuir Christmas Community Choir practice begins, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 4303 Oak Street, Dunsmuir. Practices will be held each Monday and Thursday nights until the concert, slated for Dec. 18. Directed by Michael Wright. Info: 235-2355.

• Teen driving class -- California Highway Patrol’s Start Smart class for beginning teen drivers and their parents, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., CHP Yreka Office, 1739 S. Main Street. Program entails collision avoidance techniques, collision causing elements and local area traffic collision trends. For reservation: 841-6044. An additional class will be held on Dec. 6.
 
Metal detecting -- Siskiyou County Relic and Recovery Club now meets at 7 p.m. at the China Dragon Restaurant, 520 S. Main Street in Yreka. The metal detecting club meets on the 1st Thursday monthly. Info: 964-2682.

Vets coffee hour -- Veterans Coffee Hour and Social, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake Street. Hosted by Vietnam vet Bob Fox and helper Janet McLaughlin, seasoned users of the VA system. Goodies served.

Held in partnership with Siskiyou County Veterans Services Program and MSCRC; 926-1400.

Nov. 4
• Parents night out -- Parents who’d like some time to themselves may drop their children off at the United Methodist Church of Mount Shasta, 312 W. Alma Street, between 6 and 9 p.m.
(use basement entrance on Cedar Street). Arts and crafts, games, cooking, music, storytelling or a movie will be offered. Accommodations made for infants. Supervision by UMC adults.
Nutritious meal provided. Space is limited. For reservations and registration info: 926-3739.

Nov. 5
Ribs & chili dinner -- McCloud Community Resource Center BBQ Ribs and Chili Dinner, Dance and Auction fundraiser, 6 to 11 p.m., American Legion Hall, 232 Broadway Avenue, McCloud. Menu: BBQ ribs, chili, potato salad and corn bread. Includes dessert auction, live auction and silent auction. Tickets: $14, adults; $5, children ages 12 and under; available in advance and at the door. Proceeds help maintain MCRC services. Info: 964-3250.

Harvest celebration -- Harvest Dinner and Celebration fundraiser, 5 p.m., Mount Shasta City Park. Dinner features locally harvested farm-fresh produce. Proceeds support Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center. Info: 926-5655.

Nov. 5 and 6
Garage & bake sale -- Sisson Museum Christmas Garage and Bake Sale, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 and 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta. New and gently used items to decorate your whole house for Christmas. Info: 926-5508.

Nov. 9
• Fall festival faire -- 4th annual Fall Festival Health, Wellness and Leisure Faire, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mount Shasta Resort. Community resources health screenings, flu and pneumonia shots, Social Security info, Medicare info, veterans info, massages, reflexology, raffle prizes and more.

Harvest lunch menu: hearty tomato-basil soup, chicken florentine pasta, fresh green salad and baked bread, pies, coffee, tea, iced tea. Suggested donation: $5 each. Limited seating for lunch. Reservation deadline: Nov. 1. Call 926-2494.

• Ski team sign-ups -- Mt. Shasta Ski Team sign-ups, 6 p.m., Burger Express, downtown Mount Shasta (upstairs). Open to all skiers and snowboarders, age 6 to 18 years old. Racers, free riders or beginners. Program director Robert Baker will be on hand to answer questions. Info: 859-3700, www.mtshastaskiteam.com or email: mtshastaskiteam@gmail.com

• Drug presentation -- Drug Facts Awareness Week presentation, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake Street. Facilitated by Siskiyou County Office of Education Prevention Coordinator Maggie Shepherd. Info: 926-1400.

• Horsemen meeting -- Top of the State Back Country Horsemen meeting, 7 p.m., Fort Jones City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Info: 842-0882.

Blood drive -- Blood Centers of the Pacific community blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Sons of Italy Hall, 155 Clay Street, Weed. Donors earn Hero points for the Reward Store. For appointment: (530) 722-3043 or www.bloodheroes.com (sponsor code: Weed).

Nov. 11
Veterans Day service -- Begins at 11 a.m. at the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, located approximately 12 miles north of Weed on Highway 97. Speaker is Dean Whetstine, Commander, US Navy, Retired. The full program lasts about one hour and includes the dedication of names submitted to the Ace Cozzalion Hot LZ Memorial Wall for this service.
Bring your own chairs.

Nov. 12
Craft fair -- Dunsmuir Rotary Holiday Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dunsmuir Community Building, 4835 Dunsmuir Avenue. All items are handmade and carefully selected for high quality craftsmanship. Crafters interested in selling should call 235-2263. Proceeds help fund community projects. Info: 235-4225.

Nov. 12 and 13
Garage sale -- Sisson Museum Christmas Garage Sale, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12 and 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta. New and gently used items to decorate your whole house for Christmas. Info: 926-5508.

Tue., Nov. 15
• Kiwanis meeting -- Kiwanis International First Five of Mount Shasta meets the third Tuesday monthly beginning at 8 a.m. at the Mount Shasta Resort. Info: 926-5253.

Nov. 18
• Holiday pies -- The deadline for the Dunsmuir-Castella Fire Department Holiday Pie fundraiser is Nov. 18. Offering homemade classic apple, Dutch apple, pumpkin and creamy cherry pies. Cost: $12 each. Pies will be delivered or you can pick-up on Nov. 22. Info: 235-2551.

Nov. 19
Birding tour -- Butte Valley Birds of Prey Tour fundraiser, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., meet at Butte Valley Library, 800 W. 3rd Street, Dorris. Led by local raptor expert Charlotte Kisling. After brief introduction, participants will carpool to various locations in the Butte Valley. Bring binoculars (available for lending), field guides, bag lunch, sunscreen and hat. Tour designed for all levels of birders (beginners welcome). Donation request: $15; all proceeds support Butte Valley Library.

Dec. 3
Art and wine -- Art Auction and Wine Tasting fundraiser, hosted by Butteville Elementary School Parent/Teacher Organization, 7 p.m., Lake Shastina Golf Resort clubhouse. Live art auction, 8:30 p.m. Live music. Cost: $25 each, includes engraved wine glass, five separate tastings, full complement of fresh, hot hors d’oeuvres. Additional glasses of wine may be purchased. Tickets available at the school, Lake Shastina Golf Resort or 859-2077. Proceeds benefit music, art, drama and dance at Butteville Elementary. For info or to donate art works: 938-2907.

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