There's plenty to do this weekend in Southern Siskiyou County. Here's a list of some suggestions from our Calendar of Events.
Sat., Feb. 25
• Polar Bear Plunge -- The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is challenging all other agencies in Siskiyou County to joins its Polar Bear Plunge fundraising event beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Shastina Community Center, 15244 Driftwood Lane in Lake Shastina.
Law enforcement across the county will brave the elements to raise awareness and funds to send deserving kids and adults to the 2012 Summer Special Olympics in Sacramento.
Sign-up as an agency or individually. To register visit: www.polarplungeso.com and select “Weed.” Info: 841-2900.
• Kids arts and crafts -- Debbie Blackwell will offer free arts and crafts to local school-aged children from noon to 2 p.m. at the Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Avenue (across from California Theatre). Info:235-4400.
• Bunco -- Ladies of the Elks will sponsor Bunco beginning at 1 p.m. at the Mount Shasta Elks Lodge, 326 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Includes food and desserts. Admission: $10 donation. Proceeds go to Mercy Hospice, Mt. Shasta. Info: 926-5010.
• Spaghetti dinner -- Weed High School Lady Cougars softball team will host a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at 5 p.m. at the Sons of Italy Hall, 155 Clay Street, Weed. Includes a dessert auction and raffle of prizes for young and old. Tickets: $8, adults; $5, kids 12 and under. To donate/more info: 938-4774. Pick-up of donations items available.
Dinner and movie -- Saturday Night Live, free community dinner and family friendly movie, 6 p.m., Lake Shastina Community Church, 5826 Jackson Ranch Road. Held the last Saturday monthly. Info: 938-2525.
Birding field trip -- Mount Shasta Area Audubon Society and the River Exchange will host an all-day “Bald Eagle and Winter Waterfowl Field Trip” to Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Klamath Wildlife Refuge hosts the largest concentration of Bald Eagles in the contiguous United States, along with many other raptors and birds.
Bring warm clothes, walking shoes, lunch, water, binoculars and walkie-talkies. A $5 outing fee is required. Reservations/info: 235-2012.
Genealogy research -- The Genealogical Society of Siskiyou County is celebrating its 40th anniversary all year long by offering monthly activities. For the month of February GSSC will record family histories and stories that anyone wants to share on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 912 S. Main Street in Yreka (behind Siskiyou County Museum). Info: 842-7102.