Wed., Feb. 15
SIR meeting -- Sons In Retirement Branch 154 regular luncheon meeting, 11 a.m., Lalo’s Restaurant, Mount Shasta. Luncheon cost: $14 per person, including tax and tip. Speaker: Marie Wells of the Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce. All retired men are invited to attend regular SIR meetings usually held the 3rd Wednesday monthly and to consider joining the club. Info: 859-2277, 926-3072 or www.mountshastasirs.org
Ice skate rentals -- 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. Skates are available for adult or youth, figure or hockey at The Fifth Season in downtown Mount Shasta. Info: 926-3606 or 926-2494; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Narcotics Anonymous -- A Narcotics Anonymous Group meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Mountain View Apartments, Common Room, 268 E. Lake Street in Weed. Help line: (530) 643-0172.
Thurs., Feb. 16
• Save Castle Crags -- Castle Crags Community Coalition public meeting, 5:30 p.m., Sisson Museum, Mount Shasta. A community meeting to discuss methods to save Castle Crags State Park from closure. Strong community participation and support is welcomed and needed for success. Facilitated by Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center. Info: 926-5655.
• Tea Party meeting -- Siskiyou Tea Party Patriots meeting, 6 p.m., The Abundant Life Church, 935 Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta. Speaker: Brian Dahle of Lassen County who is running for Assembly in the newly created District One. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Free throw event -- Knights of Columbus Council No. 2599 annual Free Throw Championship, 6 p.m., Sisson School, old gym, Mount Shasta. Open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14. Proof of age required. Info: 926-1353.
Birding workshop -- The River Exchange “Identifying Western Birds of Prey” workshop, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Mount Shasta City Park, lower lodge. Designed for anyone who wants to learn how to properly identify birds of prey in the field, such as red-tailed hawks, northern goshawks, bald eagles and others. $5 donation requested. This presentation is a foundation to the River Exchange’s upcoming “Bald Eagle and Winter Waterfowl Field Trip to the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge scheduled for Feb. 25. Info: 235-2012.
Chanting/singing -- Join Ken Abbott for weekly Thursday night Indian Kirtan Chanting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This ancient call and response type chanting or singing helps create peace of mind and opportunity for emotional upliftments. Song sheets and comfortable seating provided in living room atmosphere at “Ma Shasta,” 620 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Info: 964-3216.
Sat., Feb. 18
• Free yoga classes -- Community Practice Day – a free day of yoga classes at Shasta Yoga Center, 315-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Classes held from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Choose one class or take them all. For info on classes, teachers and yoga teacher training programs: www.shastayogacenter.com or 926-0221.
• Time banking talk -- “Time Banking: What is it and Why?” free public presentation by National Time Bank expert Linda Hogan, 2 to 4 p.m., Seed of Life Cafe, downtown Mount Shasta; followed by Q & A. Sponsored by Shasta Commons. Info: www.shastacommons.org
Departure ceremony -- National Guard Departure Ceremony, 11 a.m., Mount Shasta High School. The 132nd detachment of the National Guard, including several Siskiyou County soldiers will depart for a tour in Afghanistan.
Mardi Gras -- Castella Community Education Organization Mardi Gras fundraiser, Dunsmuir Hotel ballroom, 5740 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir. No-host cocktails, 6:30 p.m.; Cajun-style dinner, 7:30 p.m. Dessert auction, raffle prizes. $25 prizes for best male and female Mardi Gras costume. Music by the Blackwell Brothers. Mid-Eastern dance by Phoenix Raks. Tickets: $25 each. Dinner includes one complimentary wine or beer. For tickets: 235-4495.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous -- A Narcotics Anonymous Group meets each Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mountain View Apartments, Common Room, 268 E. Lake Street in Weed. Help line: (530) 643-0172.
Sun., Feb. 19
• Sunday brunch -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Coffee Connection, downtown Mount Shasta. Menu: eggs, French toast, pancakes or waffles, crepes, turkey ham, sausage patty, biscuits and gravy, yogurt with fruit, applesauce, bread pudding, sweet breads, coffee, tea, orange juice and more. Soup and salad added at 11 a.m. Cost: $8, adults (all-you-can-eat); $4, children under age 10. The Coffee Connection is a non-profit Christian coffeehouse operated by a board of directors and volunteer staff. Info: 926-2622.
Chamber music -- A small group of chamber musicians organized by Sally Johansson will play from 10:45 a.m. to noon, Center for Spiritual Living, 4202 Oak Street, Dunsmuir. Rev. Eleanor Richard’s message: “Today Unfolds Perfectly.” All are invited. Refreshments and conversation; 938-2930.
Mon., Feb. 20
Narcotics Anonymous -- A Narcotics Anonymous Group meets each Monday at 7 p.m. at 312 Alma Street, Mount Shasta. Help line: (530) 643-0172.
Wed., Feb. 22
Softball sign-ups -- South Siskiyou Little League and Softball registration, 5 to 8 p.m., Say Cheese Pizza, Mount Shasta. Must have birth certificate. Offering T-Ball for boys and girls, Coach Pitch for boys, Minor for boys and girls, Major for boys and girls, Senior for girls, and Babe Ruth. Registration deadline: Feb. 29. Info: 859-3401.
• Ed Steele benefit -- Musical benefit for Dunsmuir City Council Member Ed Steele, 5 to 7 p.m., Dunsmuir Brewery Works, downtown Dunsmuir. Uplifting music provided by local musicians Jimmy Limo, Village Harpist Patricia Hill, and Soda Creek. Proceeds will go towards medical expenses. Info: 235-1900.
• Black history film -- Dunsmuir Community Resource Center celebrates Black History Month with the 3rd and final film beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the DCRC, 5740 Dunsmuir Avenue in Dunsmuir (across from the California Theatre). Refreshments served. Suggested donation: $3; 235-4400.
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.
• Horsemen meeting -- Top of the State Back Country Horsemen meeting, 7 p.m., Fort Jones City Hall. Club members will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a meeting and refreshments. The public is invited to attend. Info: 842-0882.
• Cioppino take-out -- Mount Shasta City Fire Department’s Take-out Cioppino Dinner. Pick-up orders between 5 and 8 p.m. at the fire department. Cost: $22 each. Proceeds go to Mount Shasta Firefighters Association for equipment purchase. Advance ticket sale only at the fire department and city hall. Info: 926-7546.
Avalanche awareness -- 7 p.m., Mount Shasta Ranger Station, conference room (across street from main building) 204 Alma Street, Mount Shasta. 1.5 hour presentation discussing key factors leading to avalanche formation and accidents. Learn how to recognize clues to avalanche danger; and some basics on safe travel in the backcountry.
Poetry with Ahnee -- Held the 1st Saturday monthly at 1 p.m. at Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma Street. The purpose is to inspire each other to write and to improve writing and listening skills.
Polar Bear Club -- The Polar Bear Club invites the public to join other “crazy cold water dippers.” Meet at Cable Beach on Lake Siskiyou at noon for a 12:15 p.m. dip. The club meets on the 1st Saturday monthly. Info: 926-1731.
Transceiver clinic -- Avalanche Transceiver Clinic includes demos of several different types of avalanche transceivers or beacons. Learn how to use one to find someone buried in an avalanche. Meet at 9 a.m. at The Fifth Season in downtown Mount Shasta, then travel to training site. Dress to be outside on the snow.
• 1st Sunday breakfast -- Siskiyou Masonic Lodge No. 297 resumes, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder Street. Check out the new flavors and meet the local students bussing tables. Info: 926-1384.
• Science show -- Let’s Go Science Show, 3 p.m., College of the Siskiyous Ford Theatre, Weed. Learn science concepts through impressive and memorable demos. An educational and entertaining event for the whole family. Tickets: $20, general admission; $19, seniors; $12 kids 12 and under; available at Village Books in Mount Shasta; COS Office of Institutional Advancement in Weed; and Nature’s Kitchen in Yreka. For group rates/more info: 938-5373.
GriefShare support -- A GriefShare Support Group for people grieving the death of someone will be held on Thursdays beginning March 8 through May 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, Room 1, 812 Lassen Lane in Mount Shasta. Sessions offer information to help participants through this difficult time in life; a place to be around those who understand how you feel and the pain of loss. Cost: $20, includes workbook. Reservations: 926-5095.
Film festival -- 11th annual Shasta Mountain Film Festival, presenting Wild and Scenic Films on Tour at College of the Siskiyous Ford Theater in Weed. Doors open, 5 p.m.; films begin, 6 p.m. Tickets: $15, each; $10, students. Includes food and raffle prizes. Tickets available in Mount Shasta at Village Books and BookNook; in Weed at COS bookstore; or by credit card at 926-5655. Hosted by Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center. Info or to volunteer: 926-5655 or www.mountshastaecology.org.
Chicken-ravioli dinner -- Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum’s 27th annual Chicken and Ravioli Dinner at Sons of Italy Memorial Hall, 155 Clay Street, Weed. Social hour at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m. Take-out dinners available at 7:15 p.m. Cost: $18, adults and youth ages 11-17; children 10 and under are free. Pre-sale tickets only until March 4: 938-4341, 938-4455, 938-4543, 938-3188, 938-2139, 921-9414 or 926-4768.
• Patriotic pageant -- Put on by students of Siskiyou Christian and Grace Home School, 7 p.m., Weed Berean Church, 750 S. Weed Blvd. Directed by Jenny Houston. Songs, sign language, speech excerpts, poetry and pledges – all focused on and honoring our country and its founding fathers. Pageant followed by Open House in lower chalet showcasing student work, curriculum, enrollment info and refreshments; 938-4255.
• Meals on Wheels fundraiser -- St. Patrick’s Day Irish culture celebration fundraiser to benefit the Mount Shasta Area Meals of Wheels program, 6 p.m., Wayside Grill, 2217 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Includes theatre, music and dance. Dinner reservations recommended: 918-9234 or www.waysidegrill.com
• St. Patrick’s dinner -- Scott Valley Grange annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Grange Hall, Greenview. All are invited. Cost: $10, adults; $5, children; free under age 6 and over age 90. Info: (530) 340-3669.
Baked potato fest -- Dunsmuir Fire Safe Council will host a free St. Patrick’s Day Baked Potato Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dunsmuir Community Building, 4841 Dunsmuir Avenue. Includes entertainment; plus DFSC members and local business merchants will be available to answer questions about fire safety in local neighborhood. Info: email@example.com
March 17 and 18
• Sled dog races -- The Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association has rescheduled its annual Sled Dog Races for Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18. Info: 467-3009, 598-0466, www.siskiyousleddograces.com or firstname.lastname@example.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. Raffle held each day at 4:30 p.m. in Ski Park lounge. Reservations required. Info: 925-1531.
Soup & Songs -- Dunsmuir Railroad Days Soup & Songs fund-raising event will feature live entertainment and hot soups for $10. Info: 235-4034.
July 19 to 22
Carnevale -- The 2012 Weed Carnevale will be held July 19 through 22. The date change is due to a change in the availability of a carnival company. Maurer Amusements will provide the carnival and games this year.
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Alcoholics Anonymous -- Two meetings in Mount Shasta: 8 to 9 a.m., Mercy Medical Center, conference room, 914 Pine St.; and 7 to 8 p.m., hall behind St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Pine and Alma St. (530) 225-8955.
Al-Anon family group -- 7 p.m., Church of the Nazerene, 415 Evergreen Ln., Yreka; 842-2689.
American Legion -- Chula Unit 92 meets 1st Monday monthly, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, 232 Broadway Ave., McCloud; 964-2030.
Motorcycle meeting -- Christian Motorcyclist Association/Siskiyou Servants business meeting, 3rd Monday monthly, 6 p.m., Round Table Pizza, 735 S. Broadway, Yreka; 598-0608.
Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., 312 Alma St., Mount Shasta. Help line: (530) 643-0172.
Peace meetings -- Women Building Bridges for Peace meets 2nd and 4th Mon. evenings monthly, call for time and location; 926-3417 or 926-6836.
Railroad breakfast -- A get together for retired and working railroad crews out of Dunsmuir. Meet last Mon. monthly, 10 a.m., Tree House, Mount Shasta.
Salad lunch -- Free salad lunch, noon, Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave.; 235-4400.
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.
Toddler playgroup -- 10 a.m., Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. Games, music, arts and crafts, story time; 926-1400.
A Course in Miracles -- Study group, meets at 3 p.m.; 938-1528 for info.
Aglow meeting -- Mt. Shasta Aglow meets 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Coffee Connection, Mount Shasta. Share God’s blessings; hear inspirational speakers. Men and women invited; 926-2396, 468-2353 or 235-4479.
Al-Anon family group -- For women only. 3 p.m., Dunsmuir Library, 5714 Dunsmuir Ave.
Alcoholics Anonymous -- 7 to 8 p.m., Lake Shastina Community Center, 15244 Driftwood Ln.; (530) 225-8955.
Kiwanis -- Mt. Shasta Five Star Kiwanis meets 1st Tue. monthly, 7 a.m., Tree House Motor Inn, Mount Shasta; and the 3rd Tue. monthly, noon, Mount Shasta Resort, Mount Shasta. Info: 926-5253.
Rotary -- Mount Shasta Rotary Club meets weekly, 12:15 p.m., Lalo’s Restaurant, 520 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 926-6122.
Toddler playgroup -- 1 to 2 p.m., McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave. For parents and children, birth to 5 years. Arts and crafts, story time, music and interactive play. Refreshments; 964-3250.
Toddler playgroup -- 2 to 3 p.m., Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Avenue; 235-4400.
Youth art program -- Siskiyou Arts Council’s Free Youth Art Program runs through May 30, 2012. Siskiyou Arts Bus is open for ages 9 and up each Tue. Wed. and Thurs., 2:45 to 5 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St., east side of building (closed school holidays). Bus is also available by special arrangement for school or child related programs; 859-2309.
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; 926-3608.
Christian women’s breakfast -- Meets 1st and 3rd Wed. monthly, 8 a.m., Mount Shasta Resort. No featured speakers or scheduled subject matters. Bring Bibles, break bread and talk together to see in what way God will speak to hearts. Free; breakfast available for purchase.
Family fun night -- 5 to 7 p.m., 2nd Wednesday monthly, Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5740 Dunsmuir Ave.; 235-4400.
Library book club -- Library Book Club for youth ages 10 and older, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St. Enjoy, appreciate, explore stories, poems, music, art and literature; 926-2031.
Masonics -- Siskiyou Masonic Lodge #297 meets 1st Wednesday monthly, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder St.; 926-2419.
Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., Mountain View Apartments, common room, 268 E. Lake St., Weed. Help line: (530) 643-0172.
New mom’s support -- Group meets 1st and 3rd Wed. monthly, 10 to noon, Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. Share challenges, questions and celebrations with new moms. Dads are welcome; 926-1400.
Republican meeting -- Siskiyou County Republican Central Committee meets 3rd Wed. monthly. Dinner, 6 p.m.; business meeting, 7 p.m.; 926-4575 or 842-4400.
Rotary -- Dunsmuir Rotary Club meets weekly, 7:05 a.m., Dunsmuir Brewery Works, 5701 Dunsmuir Ave.; 235-5735.
Songs and stories -- For children ages 5 and under and their parents, 10:30 p.m. a.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St.; 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 and a snack, 3 to 4 p.m., 5714 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir; 235-2035.
Story time -- Weed Friends of the Library and Mountain View Early Head Start host story time, 11:15 a.m., Weed Library, 780 S. Davis Ave.; 938-4769.
Toddler playgroup -- 2nd and 4th Wed. monthly, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Weed Community Resource Center, 590 Main St. For ages 0-5 and parents/caretakers. Activities, games, crafts, story time; 938-2426.
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 number).
Women in Business -- Meets 1st Wed. monthly, 8:30 a.m., Best Western Tree House, Mount Shasta. Forum for local business women to meet, network and exchange information; 926-4572.
Al-Anon family group -- 7 p.m., Eskaton George Washington Manor, multi-use room, Building 6, 1020 Kingston Rd., Mount Shasta; 859-1303, 1-888-425-2666 or www.al-anon.alateen.org
Bingo in McCloud -- American Legion Hall in McCloud. Doors open, 5:30 p.m.; early birds, 6:30 p.m.; 859-0568.
Caregiver support group -- Mt. Shasta Caregiver Support Group meets 3rd Thurs. monthly, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Mercy Medical Center, Mount Shasta. Meet for lunch if desired, 12:30 p.m., hospital cafeteria. Designed for family caregivers. Learn new coping skills, share your burden, learn how Mountain Caregiver Resource Center can help in your caregiving journey; 459-5382 or email: email@example.com
Chanting/singing -- Indian Kirtan Chanting with Ken Abbott, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ancient call and response type chanting or singing helps create peace of mind and opportunity for emotional upliftments. Song sheets and comfortable seating provided in living room atmosphere at “Ma Shasta,” 620 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 964-3216.
Friends of the Library -- Mount Shasta Branch Friends meet 2nd Thurs. monthly, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St. All are invited to attend; 926-2031.
Genealogy library -- LDS Church, 214 Adams Dr., Mount Shasta. Open Thurs., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sun., 1:30 to 3 p.m. Help with genealogical needs. Free; 926-6671.
GriefShare support -- GriefShare Support Group for people grieving the death of someone begins March 8 through May 31, 10 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church, Room 1, 812 Lassen Ln., Mount Shasta. Sessions offer valuable information to help participants through this difficult time in life; a place to be around those who understand how you feel and the pain of loss. Cost: $20, includes wookbook. Reservations: 926-5095.
Ladies Night -- 7 p.m., Cedar Lanes and Ten Pin Sport Bar, 137 Main Street, Weed. Free bowling and half priced drinks for ladies only; 938-3278.
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.
Off-road riding -- Siskiyou County Off-Road Riders meet 3rd Thurs. monthly, 6:30 p.m., HRF Powersports, 1301 S. Main St., Yreka. A non-profit organization promoting safe and responsible family oriented off-road riding; 938-4256 or 459-5306.
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.
Rotary -- Weed Rotary Club meets weekly, 12:15 p.m., Dos Amigos Restaurant, 176 Vista Dr., Weed; 938-0359.
Siskiyou Arts Council -- Board meetings held 1st Thurs. monthly at different locations throughout Siskiyou County; 938-1030 or www.siskiyouartscouncil.org
Siskiyou Lady riders -- Motorcycle group meets 2nd Thurs. monthly at 6:30 p.m. at various Siskiyou County locations. All ladies interested in the sport of motorcycle riding are welcome; (530) 905-0505 or 859-0456.
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. No meeting will be held on Dec. 22 and 29.
Square dancing -- Dudes and Daisies Square Dance Club meets at Mount Shasta City Park, Dudes and Daisies Lodge. Beginning workshop, 7 p.m.; Mainstream and plus, 8 p.m.; 926-3959.
Veterans coffee hour -- Veterans Coffee Hour and Social, 1st and 3rd Thurs. monthly, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. All veterans welcome. Goodies served; 926-1400.
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: 926-1400.
Wheat-gluten allergy support -- Group meets 2nd Thurs. monthly, 6 to 8 p.m., Mercy Medical Center, Shasta Room, 914 Pine St., Mount Shasta. Sharing of recipes; samples to share; gluten free product and information sources; discussion of gluten intolerance; 918-9473 or 938-2637.
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 birds, 6:30 p.m.; regular bingo, 7 p.m. One progressive blackout paying $250. Power ball game. Snack bar open, 5 to 8 p.m.; 435-2562 or 842-8223.
Kids fitness class -- Held 1st and 3rd Fri. monthly, 10 to 11 a.m., Weed Community Resource Center, 590 Main St. Exercise and nutrition class for kids ages 0-5; 938-2426.
Kiwanis -- Weed/Lake Shastina Kiwanis Club meets at noon at Lake Shastina Golf Resort, 5925 Country Club Dr., Lake Shastina. Prospective members always welcome; 938-2218.
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; www.mountshastafriendsoftibetanculture.org
Overeaters Anonymous -- Meets 5 to 6:15 p.m., Alta Vista Manor, recreation room, 625 Marjorie St., Mount Shasta. Spiritual program following Overeaters Anonymous guidelines and 12-step literature. No fee; 938-0248.
Parkinson’s support -- Parkinson’s Support Group of Siskiyou County meets 2nd Fri. monthly, 2 p.m., Lake Shastina Community Bible Church, 5826 Jackson Ranch Rd. Free. Refreshments served; 938-0368 or 938-4949.
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.
TOPS -- Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight-loss support group, 9:45 a.m., 1030 WA Barr Rd., Mount Shasta. Visitors welcome; 926-5374 or 926-3970.
Buddhist meditation instruction -- Offered most Saturdays, 2:30 p.m., Shasta Abbey, Mount Shasta. To receive meditation instruction in the Serene Reflection Meditation (Soto Zen) tradition: 926-4208 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CMA fellowship ride -- Christian Motorcyclists Association/Siskiyou Servants 1st Sat. Fellowship Ride. Leave at 10 a.m. from old Boston Shaft parking lot, 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 bowling ally, 137 Main St., Weed; www.siskiyoumotorcycleassociation.org
Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., Mountain View Apartments, common room, 268 E. Lake St., Weed. Help line: (530) 643-0172.
Poetry with Ahnee -- 1st Saturday monthly, 1 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma Street. The purpose is to inspire each other to write and to improve writing and listening skills.
Polar Bear Club -- Polar Bear Club meets 1st Saturday monthly. Join other “crazy cold water dippers” at Cable Beach on Lake Siskiyou at noon for 12:15 p.m. dip; 926-1731.
Saturday Night Live -- Free community dinner and family friendly movie, 6 p.m., Lake Shastina Community Church, 5826 Jackson Ranch Road. Held last Saturday monthly. Info; 938-2525.
Thrift store sale -- Paws & Shop thrift store’s $3 a bag clothing sale (excludes white tag items), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1208 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 926-8878. Also: Book sale held 1st Sat. monthly, same time, same place.
Toddler playgroup -- 11 a.m. to noon, 1st Sat. monthly, Weed Community Resource Center, 590 Main St. For ages 0-5 and parents/caretakers. Activities, games, crafts, story time; 938-2426.
Bingo -- Dunsmuir Eagles Hall, 5941 Sacramento Ave. Hall opens, noon; games start, 1 p.m.
Buddhist meditation -- Chenrezig Practice focusing on compassion, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Rd., Mount Shasta. Info: 859-1007 or 926-5839.
Buddhist services and Dharma talk -- 10:30 a.m. at Shasta Abbey; 926-4208.
Trader’s Co-op -- First Sun. monthly, 1 to 2 p.m., Seed of Life Cafe, 414 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Trade and barter handcrafted items, garden produce, seeds, homemade goods. No commercial items. Sponsored by Shasta Commons; 926-6836.