Wed., Dec. 21
• Ice skate rentals -- The Mount Shasta Recreation and Parks District is offering ice skate rentals for those who want to use them at Castle Lake or other local areas. Rental requests should be called in 24 hours ahead of pick-up Wednesday through Friday. Requests should include skate size for adult or youth, figure or hockey.
Three day rentals are available for $7, Wednesday through Friday or Friday through Sunday. Four day rentals, Wednesday through Sunday, are $10. All skates must be returned Friday or Monday.
A $20 deposit is required for each set of skates. To reserve skates: 926-2494 or email: msrec@sbcglobal.net
See’s candy sale -- Weed-Lake Shastina Kiwanis annual holiday See’s Candy fundraiser runs through Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers will sell at the Kiwanis trailer in Ray’s Food Place parking lot in Weed.
Proceeds support many south county youth and community services. Info: www.weed-lakeshastinakiwanis.org
Toys for Tots -- Applications and gifts are still available for assistance from the Toys for Tots program. Applications can be picked up in Mount Shasta at the Elks Lodge, 326 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd.; Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake Street; or call 859-8687 for more info.
Mercy gift shop -- Mercy Medical Center gift shop’s Christmas hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See’s holiday candy is still available. Gift wrapping is a courtesy. Info: 926-6111, extension 413.
Christmas display -- 6:30 p.m., 936 Douglas Lane (off Lassen Lane near First Baptist Church) in Mount Shasta. Lighted Christmas trees, blowup Santas and Snowmen surrounded by favorite cartoon characters. Nativity scene, ferris wheel with cartoon characters. Santa House and a herd of reindeer with Christmas music.
Bring entire family. Free coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies served. Info: 926-2037.
Dec. 21 to 23
Used book sale -- Gift seekers can buy quality used books at bargain prices Dec. 19 through 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Dunsmuir Library, 5714 Dunsmuir Avenue. All Proceeds go to the Dunsmuir Library. Info: 235-2035.
Thurs., Dec. 22
• Family fun night -- Mount Shasta Community Resource Center’s 2nd annual Holiday Traditions Around the World Family Fun Night, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Mount Shasta City Park, recreation building. Pick up your passport when you enter and travel around the world to experience different holiday traditions.
Experience Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, German Christmas, Three Kings Day, and end your journey at the North Pole with Santa. Feast on holiday foods from the different traditions; participate in games, arts and crafts, and enter a children’s raffle.
Photos with Santa will be available. Each child will receive a book and holiday treat. Everyone is welcome to this free event. Info: 926-1400.
Stop smoking support -- Mount Shasta Community Resource Center’s free Stop Smoking Support Group meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 109 E. Lake Street in Mount Shasta (through Dec. 22). An open-ended drop-in group. No sign-up required. Support is available for all stages of the quitting process.
Facilitated by Janet McLaughlin, MA, an ex-smoker and former instructor of the smoking cessation program Freedom From Smoking of the American Lung Association. Info: 926-1400.
Dec. 23 and 24
Christmas display -- 6:30 p.m., 936 Douglas Lane (off Lassen Lane near First Baptist Church) in Mount Shasta. Lighted Christmas trees, blowup Santas and Snowmen surrounded by favorite cartoon characters. Nativity scene, ferris wheel with cartoon characters. Santa House and a herd of reindeer with Christmas music.
Bring entire family. Free coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies served Friday and Saturday nights through Jan. 1, 2012. Info: 926-2037.
Sat., Dec. 24
• Mercy gift shop -- Mercy Medical Center’s gift shop is open for last minute shopping from noon to 3:30 p.m. This date also marks the beginning of its 50 percent off Post Holiday Sale (excluding See’s candy). See’s holiday candy is still available. Gift wrapping is a courtesy. Info: 926-6111, extension 413.
Candlelight service -- Mt. Shasta United Methodist Church Candlelight Christmas Eve Service of Lessons, Candles and Carols, 5 p.m., 312 W. Alma Street, Mount Shasta. Info: 926-3217.
Candlelight service -- St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with traditional carols, 7 p.m., 701 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta.
Sun., Dec. 25
• Music and message -- 10:45 a.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 4303 Oak Street, Dunsmuir. The public is invited to share a different celebration of the birth of Christ in all religions. Rev. Eleanor Richard speaks on the “Birth of Christ in This Moment” and introduces Navin Kumar, Mary Beth Granberry and Richard Martin. Music by Alexander Day. Info: 938-2930.
Dec. 27, 28 and 29
Martial arts -- Winter Break Mini-Camp, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27, 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children ages 5 to 15 are welcome to burn off excess holiday energy and learn the basics of taekwondo, yongmudo, self-defense and self-discipline.
Cost: $65 per child; 10 percent discount for second family member. Info: 859-2024, info@mtshastama.org or www.mtshastama.org.
A partnership between Mount Shasta Martial Arts Program and Mount Shasta Recreation and Parks District.
Dec. 31
Eagles dance -- Dunsmuir’s Fraternal Order of Eagles annual New Year’s Eve Dance, 9 p.m., Eagles Hall, 5941 Sacramento Avenue. Local band Soda Creek will perform. A designated driver will be on hand to take folks safely home. Admission: $15, couple; $10, per person.
Jan. 3, 4 and 5
Martial arts -- Winter Break Mini-Camp, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 3, 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children ages 5 to 15 are welcome to burn off excess holiday energy and learn the basics of taekwondo, yongmudo, self-defense and self-discipline.
Cost: $65 per child; 10 percent discount for second family member. Info: 859-2024, info@mtshastama.org or www.mtshastama.org. A partnership between Mount Shasta Martial Arts Program and Mount Shasta Recreation and Parks District.
Jan. 5
• Metal detecting -- The Siskiyou County Relic and Recovery Club now meets at Siskiyou Bowling Lanes, 1601 S. Oregon Street in Yreka on the first Thursday monthly beginning at 7 p.m. Info: 925-2208.
Jan. 6
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.
Jan. 8
• Ski buddy training -- Shasta Disabled Sports USA Ski Buddy Training event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Participants will be trained to assist skiers with mono-ski and bi-ski equipment; and to assist with visual impairments and cognitive disabilities.
Candidates should be intermediate to expert skiers comfortable on green, blue and black terrain. Former ski buddies are encouraged to attend to refresh their skills.
Reservations required to attend or participate. Info: 925-1531 or email: info@shastadsusa.org
Jan. 9
• Open house -- A Melo Place will host a Grand Open House from 4 to 8 p.m. at its new location, 417 Chestnut Street in Mount Shasta. A special dedication will take place at 7 p.m. Owner Atara Melo invites the public to share thoughts on what craft supplies they’d like her to carry in the shop. Crafters interested in participating can contact her through www.ameloplace.com
Jan. 18
Dementia class -- Mountain Caregiver Resource Center of PASSAGES is offering a caregiver class on dementia behavior on four consecutive Wednesdays beginning Jan. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at HUB Community Center, 310 S. 13th Street in Montague.
The class, “It Takes Two” offers a refreshing approach to understanding dementia behavior, helping caregivers learn to feel more confident and positive about their caregiving role.
Course fee is $10 for non-clients to cover cost of materials. Class size is limited to 12. Pre-registration is required: 800-995-0878.
Jan. 22
• Ski buddy training -- Shasta Disabled Sports USA Ski Buddy Training event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Participants will be trained to assist skiers with mono-ski and bi-ski equipment; and to assist with visual impairments and cognitive disabilities.
Candidates should be intermediate to expert skiers comfortable on green, blue and black terrain. Former ski buddies are encouraged to attend to refresh their skills.
Reservations required to attend or participate. Info: 925-1531 or email: info@shastadsusa.org
Feb. 4
• Skiing/snowshoeing -- Shasta Disabled Sports USA will host a Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center. Features potluck lunch and a fire. Lessons and equipment available on-site.
Reservations required. Info: 925-1531 or email: info@shastadsusa.org
March 24 and 25
• Adaptive weekend -- Shasta Disabled Sports USA will host a Free Adaptive Weekend Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park
Lessons provided free of charge to those with disabilities. A raffle will be held each day at 4:30 p.m. in the Ski Park lounge.
Reservations required. Info: 925-1531 or email: info@shastadsusa.org
April 21
• Soup & Songs -- Dunsmuir Railroad Days Soup & Songs fund-raising event will feature live entertainment and hot soups for $10. Info: 235-4034.
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