The following events are scheduled for the Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 27, to Monday, May 29, 2017 in the Mt. Shasta area:
Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28
-- Mushroom festival in McCloud – The McCloud Mushroom, Wine and Music Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.The festival includes live music, wild mushrooms and farmers market, wine tasting, mushroom delicacies, cooking demos, workshops, field guided tours, and Fete De La Forest Gourmet Dinner For more information see page B8 and go online to: www.mccloudchamber.com/mccloud-events//13th-annual-mushroom-festival.
Saturday, May 27
-- Dogwood Daze in Dunsmuir -- Pancake breakfast and pie social, doggie parade, soapbox derby. Local handmade crafts, animal adoption, and realtors open house. View native dogwood trees around town, on Sacramento Avenue, at Children’s Park, and Hedge Creek Falls. Info: 235-2177.
-- Pancake breakfast in Dunsmuir -- Dunsmuir Rotary Club annual Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 10:30 a.m., Dunsmuir Hotel, Dunsmuir Avenue, outside seating, weather permitting. All-you-can-eat pancakes, $5 each. Free coffee for adults; free milk for children. Sides of eggs and sausage for additional small fee. Proceeds support Dunsmuir Rotary Wildcat Weekender Backpack Food Program. Info: 530-235-5735.
-- Pie social in Dunsmuir -- Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society’s 9th annual Pie Social, 10 a.m. till pies sell out, Dunsmuir Amtrack Depot, Sacramento Avenue. Sold by the slice or whole. Coffee available. To donate pie(s): 530-235-0839. All bakers receive a Pie Makers ribbon and heartfelt thanks from the Depot Society. Proceeds benefit the Dunsmuir Museum. Info: 235-0839.
Sunday, May 28
-- Memorial Day ceremony at Living Memorial Sculpture Garden – The annual Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden located about 13 miles north of Weed on Highway 97. The ceremony will include the Jefferson Bagpipe Band, Marine Corps League: Siskiyou Detachment 936, a guest speaker, music, an invocation and benediction. The names of veterans received and inscribed on the Wall will be read and dedicated. Guests should bring chairs. Port-a-potties will be provided. For more information see page B1 or call 938-2218 or 842-2477.
-- Veterans celebration in Dunsmuir – A Veterans Celebration with flag raising will begin at 11 a.m. at the Dunsmuir Cemetery in Dunsmuir. The evening will include a parade from the cemetery to the ball park, a BBQ, guest speakers, an awards ceremony, demonstrations, games, live music and vendors. All are welcome. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms. All veterans meals are sponsored and paid for by Dunsmuir Rotary Club. The BBQ meal is $5 per person; $3, with canned food for the needy. Sodas and beer will be available for purchase. For more information call 530-925-9365.
Monday, May 29
-- Mount Shasta Memorial Park in Mount Shasta is holding a Memorial Day Observance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A free barbecue will be open to the public at 830 Lassen Lane.
-- The annual Memorial Day ceremony in Weed on Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Heights Cemetery in Weed is being dedicated to the late Pastor Henry Gaines. The event will include a dedication of a new flag pole, similar to the ones recently installed at the cemeteries in Mount Shasta and Dunsmuir. A free barbecue will be held after the ceremony at the nearby Mount Shasta Baptist Church. Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey will speak. He described Pastor Gaines as a World War II veteran and “a great hero in the community who served others.”