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Mount Shasta Herald - Mount Shasta, CA
  • Calendar of Events and Weekly Events, updated March 6, 2013

  • Here's a listing of community events and weekly events from South Siskiyou County.
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  • Wed., March 6
    • T-shirt design voting -- Voting for the Mountain Runners July 4th Fun Run/Walk t-shirt design contest continues through March 16 at Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery, 418 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Info: 926-1294.
    WIB meeting -- Women in Business Network Breakfast Membership meeting, 8:30 a.m., Best Western Tree House, Shastina Room, Mount Shasta. Guest speaker Michael Aiello, co-founder of Mount Shasta Time Bank, will present the ins and outs of time banking. Bring your business cards.
    GriefShare support -- Support group for people grieving the death of someone meets on Wednesdays beginning March 6 through May 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Room 1, 812 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta. Sessions offer valuable information to help participants through this difficult time; a place to be around those who understand how you feel and the pain of loss. Cost: $20, includes workbook. Reservations: 926-5095.
    Thurs., March 7
    Fire safe meeting -- Mt. Shasta Area Fire Safe Council meeting, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta City Park, upper lodge. Topics: work updates to the Southwest Mount Shasta Fuel Reduction Phase II Project; and planning for the funded 2013-2014 Grant Clearinghouse Project in northeast Mount Shasta; 926-2089.
    Horsemen meeting -- Top of the State Back Country Horsemen general membership meeting, 7 p.m., Fort Jones Community Center. Tish Chism, DVM; and Ron Fisher, County Animal Control; will present “Animal Welfare/Abuse Issues” and what legally can be done. Refreshments served. The public is invited. Info: 467-3137.
    Sat., March 9
    • Genealogy class -- The Genealogy Society of Siskiyou County will host a Heraldry Class facilitated by Francis Mangels and a British Isles Class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 912 S. Main Street in Yreka. Learn how to trace your ancestors in England, Scotland and Ireland. Also, Google your family crest and bring a copy for Mangels to interpret. Corned beef and cabbage lunch will be served; 842-3688 or 917-9478.
    Appreciation day -- Paws & Shop Thrift Shoppe Customer Appreciation Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1208 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta (next to animal shelter). Fifty percent storewide (some items excluded). Clothing, shoes, purses, accessories, $5 a bag (white tagged 50 percent off). Books, $2 a bag (vintage 50 percent off). Proceeds support Siskiyou Humane Society; 926-8878.
    Rigatoni dinner -- St. John’s Catholic Church annual St. Patrick’s Day Rigatoni and Meatball Dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Parish Hall, 5603 Shasta Avenue, Dunsmuir. All-you-can-eat. Take-puts available. Cost: $14, adults; $7, children 12 years and under.
    Men’s breakfast -- South County Christian Men’s Breakfast, 8 a.m., Mountain Christian Fellowship, 2324 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Guest speaker: Brian Dahle. Info: 926-2319.
    Chicken and ravioli -- Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum’s 28th annual Chicken and Ravioli Dinner at the Sons of Italy Hall, 155 Clay Street, Weed. Social hour, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:30 p.m. Take-out dinners, 7:15 p.m. Cost: $18, adults and youth ages 11 to 17; under age 10 are free. Info: 938-4341, 938-3188, 938-4455 or 926-4768.
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    • Paul Gianera races -- The Paul Gianera Schuss Individual and Team Competition takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10 at Mt. Shasta Ski Park. All ages are welcome to participate. Douglas life opens, 8:30 a.m.; inspection, 9 a.m.; 1st run, 10 a.m.
    Entry late fee: $30, per race, per competitor on Saturday; $40, per competitor on Sunday. Sunday’s race includes a barbecue lunch. Bib deposit: $25. Liability release required. No oversnow transportation, spectators may walk to finish area. Info: 530-859-3700 or mtshastaraceassociation@gmail.com
    Sun., March 10
    • Sunday celebration -- Begins at 10:45 a.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4303 Oak Street, Dunsmuir. Dr. Eleanor speaks on “Time Standing Still.” Live music with coffee and discussion after. Info: 938-2930 or www.dunsmuircenter.org
    Piano concert -- Mt. Shasta Children’s Benefit Piano Concert with internationally acclaimed pianist Chiharu Sai, 3 p.m., Mt. Shasta Seventh-day Adventist Church, Highway 89 and I-5, Mount Shasta. Free admission, donations requested to support Mt. Shasta Children’s Choir. Co-sponsored by Red Scarf Society and Music by the Mountain; 926-1254.
    Mon., March 11
    • MSFPD meeting -- Mount Shasta Fire Protection District regular board meeting, 10 a.m., 600 Michele Drive, Mount Shasta. Info: www.mshfire.com
    • Fatherhood workshop -- “Fatherhood Involvement – Understanding the ins and outs of Your Role” workshop, 6 to 8 p.m., McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Avenue. Parents, caregivers and friends are welcome. Free dinner and childcare provided. Pre-registration required at MCRC or 964-3250.
    Wed., March 13
    • SLT slide show -- Siskiyou Land Trust slide show featuring Bill Miesse, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta Resort. Miesse will talk on the Art History of Mount Shasta focusing on his search for the earliest picture of the mountain. Images of the mountain created by 19th and 20th century scientists, artists and explorers will be shown. Suggested donation of $5 is requested. Proceeds benefit SLT. Info: www.siskiyoulandtrust.org
    March 14
    • Chamber meeting -- Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce meeting, noon, Lalo’s Restaurant, Mount Shasta. Includes “Climb Against the Odds” breast cancer presentation by Linda Chitwood and Paul Engstrom. The public is welcome.
    • Fire safe meeting -- Dunsmuir Fire Safe Council monthly meeting, 4 p.m., Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce. Includes questions and answers about new property fees for fire prevention; and information about upcoming Fuel Reduction Grants for south county. Info: tmail07@gmail.com
    • Marine Corps meeting -- Marine Corps League Siskiyou Detachment No. 936 monthly meeting, Lalo’s Restaurant, Mount Shasta. Dinner, 5 p.m.; meeting, 6 to 7 p.m. All Marines and FMF Navy Corpsman are welcome along with their families.
    Page 3 of 10 - March 15
    Corned beef/cabbage -- Gazelle Grange No. 380 annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner fundraiser, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Grange Hall, 25328 Gazelle-Callahan Road, Gazelle. Bingo at 6:30 p.m.; must be 18 years or older to play.
    Tickets: $8, adults, in advance; $10, at the door. Children age 12 and under, $5. Proceeds go toward building improvements. Tickets/info: 905-5604 or 435-2562.
    Constitution cafe -- Constitution Cafe meeting, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma Street. Discussion on Article 2, Section 4. Copies of “Constitution Cafe” by Christopher Phillips are available for check-out at the library. Info: 926-2031.
    March 16
    • Over the Hill race -- The 7th annual Over the Hill Classic Ski/Board Race at Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Registration, 8 to 9 a.m.; runs begin at 10 a.m. A benefit for Mountain Runners Mount Shasta beautification projects. Cost: $25.
    • Crab feed -- Weed Volunteer Fire Department’s 1st Crab Feed at Sons of Italy Hall, 155 Clay Street, Weed. No-host bar, 5 p.m.; dinner served at 6 p.m. Includes crab, pasta, salad and bread. Cost: $30 per person. Tickets sold in Weed at Scott Valley Bank, Ellie’s Cafe, and the Weed Fire Department. Info: 938-5030.
    Spaghetti dinner -- Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for skin cancer awareness, 6 to 8 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder Street. Serving spaghetti, garlic bread and salad (plus vegetarian option). Includes dessert auction, jazz choir performance and poetry reading.
    Tickets: $8 per person; available at Village Books in Mount Shasta; or 530-276-5080. A Mount Shasta High School Senior Project event with all proceeds going to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
    Wine gala -- Mt. Shasta Nordic Center’s annual Wine Gala, 7 to 10 p.m., The Gallery, downtown Mount Shasta. Great wines, food and silent auction. Tickets: $20 each; available in Mount Shasta at The Fifth Season, The Gallery, or 926-3370.
    March 16 and 17
    Gun show -- The Sheriff’s Posse Search and Rescue two-day Gun Show in conjunction with Siskiyou Sportsmen’s Expo March 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and March 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Yreka Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, Winema Hall.
    Free admission with paid admission into Sportsmen’s Expo. Wide variety of vendors with guns, knives and ammunition. Local transfer dealer on-site to assist with purchasing of firearms. All proceeds benefit the Sheriff’s Posse Search and Rescue Organization. Info: 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com
    Sportsmen’s expo -- 8th annual PremierWest Siskiyou Sportsmen’s Expo, March 16 and 17, Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, Yreka. Includes Siskiyou Bowmen archery range, Fish and Game sponsored fishing for kids, Wonderland Distributing Outdoor Theater, Siskiyou Motorsports Show-N-Shine, Head and Horns display and competition, Turtle Bay forestry exhibit, and more.
    Page 4 of 10 - Vendor applications available at www.sisqfair.com or at fairgrounds office, 1712 Fairlane Road in Yreka.
    Adaptive weekend -- Shasta Disabled Sports USA’s Free Adaptive Weekend, March 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Free lessons provided to those with disabilities, with three time slots available both days. Raffle drawing held each day at 4:30 p.m. in Ski Park Lounge. Reservations required: 925-1531 or info@shastadsusa.org.
    March 17
    • St. Patty’s dinner -- Order of the Eastern Star 6th annual St. Patty’s Day Dinner, 5 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder Street. Serving corned beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, apple salad, dessert and beverage. Hot dogs available for little ones. Cost: $8, adults; $4, children 12 and under.
    March 21
    Alms round -- Shasta Abbey monks traditional Buddhist alms round, 10 a.m., Ray’s Food Place parking lot. Monks are most grateful for small or large quantities of food, hot or cold items, sweet or savory. Wrapped food is helpful. Monks are lacto-ovo vegetarians and don’t use garlic, horseradish, alcohol or meat. Info: 926-4208, extension 324.
    Book signing -- The River Exchange will host a book signing with author Bob Madgic’s “The Sacramento – A Transcendent River” book, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sisson Museum, 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta. Features presentation of river images and books for purchase. Donation of $5 is requested, with part of proceeds benefiting the River Exchange educational programs. Info: 235-2012.
    March 22
    • Artists reception -- Weed High School students artists reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Weed Library, 780 S. Davis Avenue. Light refreshments served. Exhibit of more than 80 pieces by 50 students is on display through March at the Weed Library, Monday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    March 23
    • Easter egg hunt -- McCloud Community Recreation Council’s Easter Egg Hunt for ages walking to 12 years begins at noon sharp at Hoo Hoo Park in McCloud. Includes candy, prizes and visit from the Easter Bunny.
    • Pruning workshop -- Free Pruning Fruit Trees Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spring Hill Nursery & Gardens, 1234 Nixon Road, Mount Shasta. Professional orchardist Alex Hogstrum demonstrates how, when, why and what to prune on fruit trees for maximum care and abundant harvest. Held rain or shine. Bring a chair. Info: 926-2565.
    March 29
    RCD workshop -- Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District’s Rainbow Ridge Forest Stewardship Workshop, 4 to 6 p.m., Sisson Museum, 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta.
    Topic: “State Responsibility Areas: An explanation of fire protection fees.” Late last year rural landowners received a new fee for fire protection. CAL FIRE will explain what these fees are; why they were enacted; and what will be done with them; 926-2259.
    Page 5 of 10 - Good Friday service -- 7 p.m., Mountain Christian Fellowship, 2324 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Info: 926-9518.
    March 30
    • Family potluck -- The Genealogy Society of Siskiyou County’s annual Family Potluck, noon, 912 S. Main Street, Yreka. Bring something good to eat and funny or interesting stores about your ancestors to share. Info: 842-3688 or 917-9478.
    Easter egg hunt -- Mount Shasta Elks Lodge No. 2333 will host its 41st Easter Egg Hunt in both Dunsmuir City Park and Mount Shasta City Park beginning at 10 a.m. For children to 10 years of age.
    The Elks buy and stuff the plastic eggs and purchase approximately $1,000 in candy and prizes and are seeking community support to help defray the cost. Mail tax deductible donations to Mount Shasta Elks, 326 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta, CA 96067. For donation pick-up: 926-2138.
    April 5
    Joaquin Miller exhibit -- Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum will host its “A Man and the Mountain – Messages From Joaquin Miller’s Shasta Years” exhibit opening at 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta. Tours, presentations, films and activities planned for the summer and fall. Info: 926-5508.
    April 11
    Town hall meeting -- Gazelle Grange No. 380 will host a Town Hall Meeting, Potluck/Booster Night. Guest speaker David Nye will discuss ways to protect your property. Plus Citizen and Granger of the Year awards will be honored. Everyone is invited. Info: 905-5604.
    April 20
    Soup and songs -- Railroad Days major fundraiser is set for April 20. Features live entertainment, dessert auction, and a variety of gourmet soups. To donate soup: 235-2355.
    April 26
    RCD workshop -- Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District’s Rainbow Ridge Forest Stewardship Workshop, 4 to 6 p.m., Sisson Museum, 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta.
    Topic: “Biomass to Power: How overstocked forests can meet energy needs.” Siskiyou County is abundant in forestlands, which makes it a feasible place for renewable biomass energy. Siskiyou Biomass Utilization Group and Roseburg Forest Products will discuss the current infrastructure and the future of biomass in Siskiyou County. Info: 926-2259.
    May 4
    Chinese auction -- The Weed Chamber of Commerce will host its 29th annual Chinese Auction, Dinner and Dance fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. at Sons of Italy Hall in Weed. Includes poker hand table, hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar, tri-tip steak/teriyaki and chicken dinner, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and dancing. Bring coins for auction. Theme: “Aloha Madness.” Wear your best Tommy Bahama shirt.
    Tickets: $30 per person; $50, pair; available in Weed at Edgewood Interiors, Scott Valley Bank, Visitor’s Cabin; in Mount Shasta at Sports & Spirits; and in Yreka at Spirit/Miner Street Station.
    Page 6 of 10 - Info/to donate an auction prize: 938-4624, email to weedchamber@ncen.org or visit the Weed Visitors Cabin.
    May 24
    RCD workshop -- Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District’s Rainbow Ridge Forest Stewardship Workshop, 4 to 6 p.m., Sisson Museum, 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta.
    Topic: “Community Forests: Community Management of Public Lands.” Trinity County RCD and the Burney-Hat Creek Community Forest share their experiences, challenges and triumphs regarding the development of their respective community forests. Learn what a community forest is and discuss possibilities for community forestry in Siskiyou County; 926-2259.
    June 7
    Talent show -- Dunsmuir’s 2013 Railroad Days features a Talent Show open to kids and adults Friday evening, June 7. Prizes awarded in three categories – K-6th grade; 7th-12th grade; and adult. Open to any form of entertainment. Info/sign-ups: 235-4034 or 235-9912.
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    Weekly events
    Monday
    Al-Anon family group -- 7 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 415 Evergreen Ln., Yreka; 842-2689.
    Motorcycle meeting -- Christian Motorcyclist Association-Siskiyou Servants business meeting, 3rd Mon. monthly, 6 p.m., Daddy O’s, 100 E. Main St. Yreka; 598-0608.
    Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., 312 Alma St., Mount Shasta. Helpline: 530-643-0172.
    Preschool reading group -- 10 to 11 a.m., McCloud Elementary Preschool, 964-3250.
    Railroad breakfast -- Get together for retired and working railroad crews out of Dunsmuir. Meet last Mon. monthly, 9:30 a.m., Tree House, Mount Shasta.
    Siskiyou Domestic Violence and Crisis Center -- Peer group counseling session, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 118 Ranch Ln., Yreka; 842-6629 or hotline, 1-877-842-4068.
    Used book sale -- Mount Shasta Library ongoing Used Book Sale, Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., 515 E. Alma St.; 926-2031.
    Yoga -- Free yoga classes, Mon. and Wed., 9:30 to 11 a.m., The Great Exchange, Mountain Thrift Center. Plus other health and food workshops throughout the summer; 964-2199.
    Tuesday
    A Course in Miracles -- Study group, meets at 3 p.m., Spiritwalkers Retreat, 1520 Shasta Acres, Mount Shasta; 938-1528.
    Adult school -- Siskiyou Adult School, 4 to 8 p.m., Jefferson High School, 720 Rockfellow Dr., Mount Shasta. Enrollment open at any point through May. Earn high school diploma or study for GED test. Study in class, at home, or both. Program designed specifically to address student’s needs; 926-0425.
    Aglow meeting -- Mt. Shasta Aglow meets 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Coffee Connection, downtown Mount Shasta. Share God’s blessings; hear inspirational speakers. Men and women invited; 926-2396 or 468-2353.
    Book day -- Books 1/2 off, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.
    Page 7 of 10 - Caregivers support -- Yreka Caregivers Support Group meets 1st and 3rd Tue. monthly,10 a.m. to noon, Oakridge Mobile Senior Park Clubhouse, 400 Hiram Page Rd., Yreka; 530-459-3501.
    Genealogy library -- LDS Church, 214 Adams Dr., Mount Shasta. Open Tue. and Thurs., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Wed. evenings. Help with genealogical needs. Free; 926-6671.
    Kiwanis -- Mt. Shasta Five Star Kiwanis meets 1st Tue. monthly, 5:30 p.m., Best Western Tree House, Mount Shasta; and 3rd Tue. monthly, noon, Mount Shasta Resort.; 926-5253.
    Rotary -- Mount Shasta Rotary Club meets weekly, noon, Lalo’s Restaurant, 520 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 926-6122.
    Toddler playgroup -- 10 a.m. to noon, Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave.; 235-4400.
    Wednesday
    Afterschool book club -- Afterschool Book Club for 3rd grade and up, 3 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St. Book discussion group with Gloria Cooper; 926-2031.
    Book club -- Dunsmuir Library Book Club meets last Wed. monthly, 6 p.m., 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. All are welcome; 235-2035.
    Bridge club -- Mount Shasta Duplicate Bridge Club, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta City Park recreation building. Visitors welcome; 926-2767.
    Chess club -- Mount Shasta Chest Club, 6 p.m., George Washington Manor, 1020 Kingston Rd., Mount Shasta. Round Robin Tournament. No dues or fees; 926-3608.
    Code 5 -- Faith-based support group open to all law enforcement family members, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 812 Lassen Ln., Mount Shasta; 926-5095.
    Masonics -- Siskiyou Masonic Lodge No. 297 meets 1st Wed. monthly, Mount Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder St. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.; 926-2419.
    Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., Mountain View Apartments, common room, 268 E. Lake St., Weed. Helpline: 530-643-0172.
    Republican meeting -- Siskiyou County Republican Central Committee meets 3rd Wed. monthly, locations alternate between south and north county. Dinner, 6 p.m.; business meeting, 7 p.m.; 926-4575 or 842-4400.
    Rotary -- Dunsmuir Rotary Club meets weekly, Dogwood Diner: 7 a.m. on odd number days; 6 p.m. on even number days; 235-5735.
    Sac lunch -- Free sac lunch, noon, Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave.; 235-4400.
    Senior day -- 25 percent off, ages 55 or older, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.
    Songs and Stories -- For Young People (preschool and their parents), 10:30 p.m. a.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St. Plus puppet show last Wed. monthly; 926-2031.
    St. Anthony bingo -- 6:15 p.m.; doors open, 5:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church Parish Hall, Mount Shasta.
    Story time -- Dunsmuir Library story time for all ages, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. Snack provided; 235-2035.
    Page 8 of 10 - Toddler playgroup -- 10 to 11 a.m., McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave; 964-3250.
    Wheat-gluten allergy support -- Group meets 3rd Wed. monthly, 6 to 8 p.m., Fairchild Medical Center, conference room, 444 Bruce St., Yreka. Sharing of recipes; gluten free product sources; discussion of gluten intolerance; 842-2662 or 938-2637 (leave daytime phone).
    Women in Business -- Meets 1st Wed. monthly, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Best Western Tree House, Mount Shasta. Forum for local business women to meet, network and exchange information; 926-6549.
    Thursday
    Al-Anon family group -- 7 p.m., Eskaton George Washington Manor, multi-use room, Building 6, 1020 Kingston Rd., Mount Shasta; 859-1303.
    Bingo in McCloud -- American Legion Hall in McCloud. Doors open, 5:30 p.m.; early birds, 6:30 p.m.; 859-0568.
    Caregiver book club -- Mountain Caregiver Resource Center’s Caregiver Book Club meets last Thurs. monthly, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St.; 435-0221 or 800-995-0878.
    Diabetes support -- Diabetes Support Group meets 2nd Thursday monthly, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. Join other diabetics, borderline diabetics, caregivers and loved ones of diabetics; 926-1400.
    Electronics day -- 25 percent off, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.
    Family fun night -- 5:30 to 7 p.m., 1st Thurs. monthly, Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave. Free dinner; 235-4400.
    Fire safe meeting -- Dunsmuir Fire Safe Council meeting, 2nd, Thurs. monthly, 5915 Dunsmuir Ave. Open forum, 4:30 p.m.; regular meeting, 5 p.m.; tmail07@gmail.com
    Friends of the Library -- Mount Shasta Branch meets 2nd Thurs. monthly, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St. All are invited to attend; 926-2031.
    Gluten intolerance support -- Gluten-Intolerance/Food Allergy Support Group meets 2nd Thurs. monthly, 6 to 8 p.m., Mercy Medical Center, Shasta Conference Room, Mount Shasta. Discussion of gluten intolerance and food-related challenges; sharing of recipes and product info sources. Free; 938-2637.
    Metal detecting -- Siskiyou County Relic and Recovery Club meets 1st Thurs. monthly, 7 p.m., Siskiyou Bowling Lanes, 1601 S. Oregon St., Yreka; 925-2208.
    Order of Eastern Star -- Meets 2nd and 4th Thurs. monthly, Masonic Hall, 629 Alder St., Mount Shasta. Light dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.; 261-0023.
    Reading readiness -- Program for ages 3 to 6, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St. Parents and children experience language through stories, poems, music and interactive activities with Truely Hutchinson; 926-2031.
    Rotary -- Weed Rotary Club meets weekly, 12:15 p.m., Silva’s BBQ, 1886 Shastina Dr., Weed; 938-0359.
    Siskiyou Arts Council -- Board meeting, 1st Thurs. monthly at different locations throughout county. Meet and greet, 6 p.m.; meeting, 6:30 p.m.; 938-1030 or www.siskiyouartscouncil.org
    Page 9 of 10 - Siskiyou Tea Party -- Meets 6 to 8 p.m., Abundant Life Church of the Nazarene, 934 N. Old Stage Rd., Mount Shasta. All are invited regardless of party affiliation.
    Veterans outreach -- Siskiyou County Veterans Service Officer Tim Grenvik’s south county outreach program, 1st and 3rd Thurs. monthly, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. For appointment: 842-8010.
    Friday
    Bedding day -- 50 percent off, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.
    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. BBQ, 5 p.m.; main group meeting, 6 p.m.; small groups, 7 p.m.; cafe berea, 8 p.m.; 926-4021 or 926-5729.
    Gazelle Grange bingo -- 1st and 3rd Fri. monthly. Early bird, 6:30 p.m.; regular bingo, 7 p.m. One progressive blackout paying $250. Power ball game. Meal served, 5 p.m.; 435-2562.
    Kiwanis -- Weed/Lake Shastina Kiwanis Club meets at noon, Lake Shastina Golf Resort, 5925 Country Club Dr., Lake Shastina. Prospective members welcome; 938-2218.
    Let’s make a deal day -- 1st Fri. monthly, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.
    Medicine Buddha session -- 5 to 5:45 p.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Rd., Mount Shasta. All are welcome for meditation and chanting. To add name to prayer list or to participate: 859-1007; 926-5839. Sponsored by Mount Shasta Friends of Tibetan Culture.
    Overeaters support -- Overeaters Anonymous meets 5 to 6 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 701 Lassen Ln., Mount Shasta. Only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively; 964-9765.
    Parents night out -- Parents who’d like some time to themselves may drop their children off on 1st Fri. monthly at United Methodist Church of Mount Shasta, 312 W. Alma Street, 6 to 9 p.m. (use basement entrance on Cedar Street). Arts and crafts, games, cooking, music, storytelling or a movie will be offered. Nutritious meal provided. Space limited. Registration/info: 926-3739.
    Republican meeting -- South Siskiyou Republican Women Federated general meeting/luncheon, 1st Fri. monthly, 11:45 a.m., Mount Shasta Resort. Luncheon cost: $11. RSVP: 926-6809.
    Seniors lunch -- Dunsmuir seniors lunch, noon, Eagles Hall, 5941 Sacramento Ave., Dunsmuir. Meals on Wheels Program provides well balanced meals, coffee or milk. Suggested donation: $3, purely voluntary; no obligation to contribute. Stay for Penny Bingo. Reservations encouraged: 926-4611.
    TOPS -- Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight-loss support group, 9:30 to 10 a.m., weigh-in; 10 to 11:30 meeting; Evangelical Fee Church 1030 WA Barr Rd., Mount Shasta. Visitors welcome; 926-5374 or 926-3970.
    Saturday
    Buddhist instruction -- Offered most Saturdays, 2 p.m., Shasta Abbey, Mount Shasta. To receive meditation instruction in the Serene Reflection Meditation (Soto Zen) tradition: 926-4208, ext. 305 or guestmaster@shastaabbey.org
    Page 10 of 10 - Clothing day -- $3 per bag, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.
    CMA fellowship ride -- Christian Motorcyclists Association-Siskiyou Servants 1st Sat. Fellowship Ride. Leave at 9 a.m. from Daddy O’s parking lot, 100 E. Main St. Yreka (weather permitting). All are invited; 598-0608.
    Genealogy research -- The Genealogical Society of Siskiyou County Research Center, 912 S. Main St. in Yreka is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekly (except holidays). Staff available to help with research problems; 842-0277.
    Motorcycle meeting -- Siskiyou Motorcycle Association meets 2nd Sat. monthly, 10 a.m., Cedar Lanes, 137 Main St., Weed; www.siskiyoumotorcycleassociation.org
    Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., Mountain View Apartments, common room, 268 E. Lake St., Weed. Helpline: 530-643-0172.
    The Spot -- Art, music and game activities for kids and teens, Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave.; 235-4400.
    Thrift store sale -- Paws & Shop thrift store’s $5 a bag clothing sale every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1208 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 926-8878. Also: Book Sale, $5 a bag held 1st Sat. monthly, same time, same place.
    Sunday
    Buddhist meditation -- Chenrezig Practice focusing on compassion, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Rd., Mount Shasta; 859-1007 or 926-5839.
    Buddhist services -- Shasta Abbey offers ceremony or meditation, followed by Dharma talk most Sundays, beginning with orientation from 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Call in advance: 926-4208, ext. 305; guestmaster@shastaabbey.org.
    Healing circle -- Held 2nd Sun. monthly, 10 a.m. to noon, Mount Shasta Natural Healing, 419 Chestnut St., Suite 2, Mount Shasta (above A Melo Place). Facilitator: Bonnie Cage. Sharing, practice and development of energy healing for those practicing, interested in, or in need of energy healing. Free; 925-2582.
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