Thurs., Jan. 31

• Tea Party meeting -- Siskiyou Tea Party Patriots meeting, 6 p.m., The Abundant Life Church, 935 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta. Guest speaker Brandon Criss will talk about what is going on with the Board of Supervisors, as he sees it, from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Bring your questions or concerns.

Genealogy class -- The Genealogical Society of Siskiyou County’s 2nd Individual Beginning Genealogy Class, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Research Center, 912 S. Main Street, Yreka. Bring that box of family papers, lists of family members, even old address books and learn how to organize it and get started with your family research. Info: 842-3688 or 917-9478.

Fri., Feb. 1

• Family movie night -- Lake Shastina Community Bible Church will host a Family Movie Night at 6 p.m. at 5826 Jackson Ranch Road in Lake Shastina. Popcorn and snacks will be provided. The event is free. All are welcome; 938-2525.

• Bingo -- Gazelle Grange Bingo. Early bird starts at 6:30 p.m.; followed by regular bingo. Blackout in 60 numbers or less, $250 payout. Kitchen will serve spaghetti with meatballs.

• Youth night -- McCloud Youth Night Madness takes place every Friday, 7 to 10 p.m., McCloud High School gym. Play basketball, Xbox, Wii, etc., or just hang out. Youth are welcome to bring your own CDs, games for Xbox and Wii. Must to accompanied by parent to sign-in and sign-out.

Chant and meditation -- Service of Chant and Meditation in the Style of Taize, 7 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 701 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta. Info: 926-5720.

Skate & ski clinic -- Peter Mayfield Skate and Classic Ski Instructor Clinic at Mt. Shasta Nordic Center. Time: TBA. Covers personal skill improvement and teaching strategies. Prerequisite: Must be an advanced classic or skate skier. Cost for one clinic: $60, non-members; $50, members. Cost for both clinics: $110, non-members; $90, members. Info: 530-205-6245, 925-2359, justi@mtshastanordic.org or www.sierraexperience.org

Sat., Feb. 2

• Bake sale -- Eskaton Washington Manor Resident Council’s Bake Sale fundraiser, 1 p.m., 1020 Kingston Road, main building, Mount Shasta (look for balloons). Free coffee. Proceeds benefit low income senior activities.

Backcountry ski race -- Shasta Rando Rendezvous at Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Registration, 7 to 8 a.m., upper lodge. Start time, 8:30 a.m. Climb up the mountain and shred back down. Split boards, Telemark, Randonee welcome. Four divisions, men and women – age 17 and under, age 18-49, age 50 and over, and snowboarders.

Entry fee: $10. Costumes encouraged. Includes live music, back country gear demos and companion rescue clinics at Beacon Basin. Followed by awards ceremony at the Snow Ball (see listing below). Fundraiser for Friends of the Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center. Info: www.shastaavalanche.org/

Snow Ball -- Friends of Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center’s 11th annual Snow Ball fundraiser at Mount Shasta City Park. Doors open, 6:30 p.m. Live music by Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles; opening with Whiskey Gulch. Appetizers by The Oven Bakery. Silent auction and gear raffle. Includes Shasta Rando Rendezvous awards ceremony.

All ages welcome. Tickets: $20, available in Mount Shasta at The Fifth Season and Shasta Base Camp. Fundraiser for Friends of the Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center; www.shastaavalanche.org/

Contra dance -- Contra Dance for the Dogs, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Siskiyou Family YMCA, 350 N. Foothill Drive, Yreka. Fundraiser for Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association’s annual Siskiyou Sled Dog Races. Annie Kramer will call the dances. Live music by the Highly Paid Professionals. Includes light refreshments and dessert auction. Race t-shirts available for sale.

Attend singly, in couples, or as a family. Tickets at the door: $25, families; $15, per couple; $10, per adult; $5, children and students with ID card; under age six are free. Info: www.siskiyousleddograces.com

Skate & ski clinic -- Improve your skating with master clinician Peter Mayfield, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mt. Shasta Nordic Center (with one hour lunch break). Be ready to glide on snow by 10 a.m.; come early to fit gear, register, etc. Learn drills and develop skills to make skating more fluid, powerful and efficient. For intermediate to advanced skiers. Includes video analysis.

Cost for one clinic: $60, non-members; $50, members. Cost for both clinics: $110, non-members; $90, members. Info: 530-205-6245, 925-2359, justi@mtshastanordic.org or www.sierraexperience.org

Feb. 2 and 3

Ski races -- Phil Holecek Memorial Race. Join fellow skiers in this fun community race. Saturday, Feb. 2 is Giant Slalom; Sunday, Feb. 3 is Slalom. Entry fee: $20, all ages. Entry form available at: www.mtshastaskiteam.com. Info: 859-3700.

Sun., Feb. 3

Sunday message -- Join the Center for Spiritual Living, for music and message, 10:45 a.m., 4304 Oak Street, Dunsmuir. Dr. Eleanor Richard’s message: “What is Truth?” Car pool available. Info: 938-2930.

Mon., Feb. 4

• Health assessments -- Free ZYTO Compass Health Assessments with local herb specialist Sandy Patterson, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sereni-tea, 319 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Info: 938-3907.

• Herbal hour -- Free Herbal Hour with local herb specialist Sandy Patterson, 3 to 4 p.m., Sereni-tea, 319 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Topic: “You don’t have to die of a heart attack – winning the battle with America’s number one killer.” Info: 938-3907.

Tue., Feb. 5

Caregivers support -- Yreka Caregivers Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday monthly from 10 a.m. to noon at Oakridge Mobile Senior Park Clubhouse, 400 Hiram Page Road in Yreka. Info: 530-459-3501.

Feb. 7

• Blood drive -- BloodSource community blood drive, 2 to 6 p.m., Dunsmuir Community Building, 4835 Dunsmuir Avenue. Walk-ins are welcome; 530-243-0160.

Horsemen meeting -- Top of the State Back Country Horsemen meeting, 7 p.m., CAL FIRE training room, Yreka. Scheduled events for this year will be discussed. The public is invited to attend. Info: 467-3137.

Feb. 8 and 9

Avalanche awareness -- Mount Shasta Avalanche Center Awareness presentations, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4 and 5.

Friday begins at 7 p.m., USFS Mount Shasta Ranger Station conference room, across from 204 W. Alma Street, Mount Shasta. Free 1.5 hour presentation covers key factors leading to avalanche formation and human involved accidents.

Saturday’s free Transceiver Clinic and Companion Rescue Practice is an opportunity to better understand and practice with a transceiver. Meet at 9 a.m. at The Fifth Season, downtown Mount Shasta. Bring your own or practice with a variety of supplied modern transceivers. Attend to learn or just to practice. Open to all levels of experience.

Both courses are a starting point for avalanche education, as well as refresher courses.

Feb. 9

• Hospital gift shop -- The Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta gift shop will be open from noon to 3:30 p.m. See’s Valentine candy and many other gift items are available. Gift wrapping is free upon request.

• A chocolate affair -- Presented by Mt. Shasta Five Star Kiwanis, 5 to 8 p.m., The Gallery, 201-A N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Sample chocolate treats and enjoy music by Allison Scull and Victor Martin. Tickets: $12 at the door, includes two wine or beer drinks. Proceeds benefit the purchase of youth skates and helmets for Siskiyou Ice Rink.

Prime rib and shrimp -- Weed Sons of Italy Lodge No. 1269 Prime Rib and Shrimp Alfredo dinner at the Sons of Italy Hall, 155 Clay Street, Weed. Social begins at 5:30 p.m.; followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Includes salad, vegetable, rolls and dessert. Tickets: $20 per person by calling 938-2864. No tickets sold at the door.

Nordic, Snowshoe Day -- Shasta Disabled Sports USA will host a free Nordic and Snowshoeing Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mt. Shasta Nordic Center. In lieu of cost, participants are asked to become a member of Shasta Disabled Sports for $25. All ages and disabilities welcome. Features potluck lunch and warm fire. Equipment available on-site at no cost. Reservations requested at 530-925-1531 or info@shastadsusa.org.

Craft fair -- Valentine’s Craft Fair, a Weed Revitalization Coalition/Weed Community Resource Center fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Weed Mercantile Mall, 590 Main Street. Includes all kinds of interesting creations. Limited vendor space available. Info: 938-3229.

Feb. 9 and 10

• Sled dog races -- Siskiyou Sled Dog Races, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10 at Deer Mountain Snowmobile Park located 21 miles from Weed off Highway 97. Mushers and their dog teams compete in sprint and mid-distance races.

Includes musher demonstrations and activities for kids. Hot food, beverages and snacks available. Warming hut provided. Free admission for spectators. Free parking. Tentative race schedule begins at 9 a.m. with last race at 2 p.m. Info: siskiyousleddograces.com/

Feb. 12

• Watershed meeting -- USFS Mt. Shasta Watershed Analysis presentation, 6 to 8 p.m., Sisson Museum, 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta. Learn about Mt. Shasta’s watershed features. Presenters include Carolyn Napper, district ranger; Steve Bahamian, hydrologist; Stacy Smith, lands special use officer; and Jennifer Redmond., recreational special use officer. Free and open to the public. Info:859-1411 or mbira@carlotta.org.

Immunization clinic -- Siskiyou County Public Health Immunization Clinic, 9 a.m. to noon, 411 Ski Village Drive, Suite C, Mount Shasta. No appointment necessary. First come, first serve walk-in basis. Flu vaccine available. Travel immunizations available from 2 to 3 p.m. by appointment only.

Charge of $9 per immunization for all state supplied child and adult vaccines. All other vaccine is determined by retail cost plus administration fee. Exact change or checks with valid ID appreciated. No credit/debit cards accepted.

Children with Mendi-Cal must bring Beneficiary ID card. Public health is unable to bill Mendi-Cal adult immunizations. Bring prior immunization records. Info: 841-2128 or 841-2134.

Feb. 13

Book discussion -- Community book discussion on “Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” by Naomi Klein, 6:30 p.m., 1005 Ream Avenue, Mount Shasta. Hosted by Siskiyou Progressive Alliance. Shock Doctrine is a New York Times and No. 1 International Bestseller. Light refreshments served. Donations accepted to cover costs. Info: 938-1859.

Feb. 14

• Marine Corps meeting -- Marine Corps League Siskiyou Detachment No. 936 is looking for a few good men and women. Join its monthly meeting at Daddy O’s Restaurant, 100 N. Main Street, Yreka. Dinner is at 5 p.m.; meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. All Marines and FMF Navy Corpsman are welcome, along with their families.

Feb. 16

• Farmers market meeting -- The Weed Revitalization and Weed Community Resource Center Farmers Market informational meeting, 10 to 11 a.m., WCRC, 590 Main Street. All interested growers, ranchers, craftsmen, residents and Weed business owners are invited to share concerns and visions. Refreshments served. Info: 938-3229.

Feb. 19

Bird ID workshop -- The River Exchange will host an “Identifying Waterfowl and Birds of Prey of the Upper Klamath Basin” workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sisson Museum, 1 N. Old Stage Road in Mount Shasta. Designed for anyone who wants to learn to identify birds seen this time of year at the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuges. This workshop is a foundation to the annual Bald Eagle and Winter Waterfowl Field Trip scheduled for Feb. 23. A $5 donation is requested. Info: 235-2012.

Caregivers support -- Yreka Caregivers Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday monthly from 10 a.m. to noon at Oakridge Mobile Senior Park Clubhouse, 400 Hiram Page Road in Yreka. Info: 530-459-3501.

Feb. 23

Birding field trip -- “Bald Eagle and Winter Waterfowl Field Trip, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by Mount Shasta Audubon Society and the River Exchange. Bring warm clothes, walking shoes, lunch, water, binoculars and walkie-talkies. Registration and $10 outing fee are required. To reserve space/info: 235-2012.

Feb. 28

Bingo -- The Weed Revitalization Coalition/Weed Community Resource Center Bingo fundraiser takes place every 2nd and 4th Thursday monthly beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Weed Mercantile Mall, 590 Main Street. Info: 938-3229.

March 1 and 2

Avalanche awareness -- Mount Shasta Avalanche Center Awareness presentations, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4 and 5.

Friday begins at 7 p.m., USFS Mount Shasta Ranger Station conference room, across from 204 W. Alma Street, Mount Shasta. Free 1.5 hour presentation covers key factors leading to avalanche formation and human involved accidents.

Saturday’s free Transceiver Clinic and Companion Rescue Practice is an opportunity to better understand and practice with a transceiver. Meet at 9 a.m. at The Fifth Season, downtown Mount Shasta. Bring your own or practice with a variety of supplied modern transceivers. Attend to learn or just to practice. Open to all levels of experience. Both courses are a starting point for avalanche education, as well as refresher courses.

March 2

• 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.

For info or to donate an auction prize: 938-4624, email to weedchamber@ncen.org or visit the Weed Visitors Cabin.

March 6

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.

March 16 and 17

Adaptive weekend -- Shasta Disabled Sports USA host a Free Adaptive Weekend, March 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Lessons provided for free to those with disabilities, with three timeslots available both days. Raffle drawing held each day at 4:30 p.m. in Ski Park Lounge. Reservations required for lessons. Info: 530-925-1531 or info@shastadsusa.org.

Sportsmen’s expo -- 8th annual PremierWest Siskiyou Sportsmen’s Expo, March 16 and 17 at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds in 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.

Vendor applications available at www.sisqfair.com or at fairgrounds office, 1712 Fairlane Road in Yreka.

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