Calendar of events, updated Oct. 22, 2008

Earl Bolender

Wed., Oct. 22

• McCloud meeting -- Community meeting about Nestle’s proposed water bottling plant, 6 p.m., McCloud High School gym, 133 Campus Way. A fresh-start opportunity to discuss ongoing process for public involvement and to gather input regarding the focus and purpose of future meetings. Facilitated by Kearns and West. Info: (415) 391-7900 or (specify McCloud community meeting).

 Italian exhibit meeting -- Begins at 1:15 p.m. at Sisson Museum, 1 North Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta.

Senior fall festival -- 9 a.m. to noon, Mount Shasta City Park, dining center. Exhibitors will offer information on health screenings, nutrition, hearing impaired telephones, wellness, legal services and health care information. Includes lunch. Suggested meal donation: $3.

Sat., Oct. 25

• Free clothing give away -- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hope Community Church, 974 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta. All are welcome to take as much clothing as you like. Clothing for all members of the family. To donate clean clothing in good shape, leave items on church porch before Friday, Oct. 24. Info: 926-2847.

• Pain free event -- 9:30 a.m., Mt. Shasta Wellness Center, Mount Shasta. Free explanation of how to be pain free in just minutes of daily application, even chronic pain. Eleanor Richard, Lomi Associate, demonstrates how re-education of the body is necessary for balance, posture and movement, according to basic physical design. Info: 938-2930.

Oct. 25 and 26

Living Well weekend -- Lean how to reduce your risk of chronic disease during the Living Well Health Emphasis weekend at the Mount Shasta Seventh-day Adventist Church, Highway 89 at I-5. All programs are free.

Saturday — Marcel Wiggers MD presents “To be Born” during the church’s divine worship service at 11 a.m. At 5 p.m. Henry Martin will share “Five Diets of the Bible: Lessons from ancient history.” An “Ancient Diet” reception will follow.

Sunday — “The Lifestyle Factor: Smart choices that reduce risk of chronic disease” presented by Dr. Marcel Wiggers at 2:30 p.m. Following, Robin Martin and husband Henry will demonstrate how to prepare “Healthy Vegetarian Meals in Minutes.” Free samples will be served. The NEWSTART Vegetarian Cookbook will be available on a donation basis. A question and answer session will conclude the weekend.

Info: 926-3348 or

Polenta dinner -- Sons of Italy Weed Lodge annual Polenta Dinner. Social, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. Includes all-you-can-eat polenta with thick meat sauce, chicken, salad, bread, dessert and coffee. Raffle will be held. Donations appreciated.

Price is $12 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. For reservations: 938-4946 or 938-2864.

Sun., Oct. 26

• Food drive -- St. Anthony High School Youth Group will hold a drive-through food drive from noon to 3 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church parking lot in Mount Shasta, weather permitting. All non-perishable food items will be accepted for the St. Vincent De Paul food pantry. Info: 926-6356.

Mon., Oct. 27

• Kid’s Time cancelled -- Due to circumstances beyond its control, Mt. Shasta United Methodist Church needs to cancel its program for the fall. The church thanks you for your participation.

AARP driver safety course -- Four hour update course for ages 50 and over who have previously taken the AARP two-day eight hour class. Class held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1090 N. Davis Street, Weed. Cost: $10. Advance registration required at 938-2265 or 926-4507.

Tue., Oct. 28

• McCloud library open house -- 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 300 E. Colombero Drive. Featuring new arrival of children’s books donated by The Libri Foundation Books for Children’s Program. Preschool storytime, 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Sparky the CDF fire dog visit, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; free book drawing, 3:30 p.m.; goodies for all. Info: 964-2169.

Genealogy meeting -- Genealogical Society of Siskiyou County meeting, 7 p.m., Research Center, 912 S. Main Street, Yreka. Program: A Round Table, bring your questions for help; or bring a great find and share. Info: 938-3517 or 824-5437.

Wed., Oct. 29

• Herbal hour -- Nutrition class, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Berryvale Natural Foods, 305 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Find out what herbs have been historically used to strengthen the immune system to prevent illness. Info: 938-3907.

Oct. 31

• Halloween spook out -- Lake Shastina Police/Fire Department Building, 16309 Everhart Drive. Weed Community Resource Center will sponsor kid’s activities, 5:30 to 8 p.m.; spaghetti and hot chocolate served, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; haunted house, 6 to 9 p.m.; scary and most original costume contest winners announced, 8:45 p.m. Creepy crafts, lots of safe and fun Halloween games, candy and prizes.

• MSNSO fundraiser party -- Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Organization fundraiser party for the upcoming season of the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center, 7 to 11 p.m., Mt. Shasta Ranch Bed and Breakfast, Mount Shasta.

All ages welcome with their creative costumes and dancing energy. Music provided by DJ Ray Pettengell. Appetizers, desserts, no-host bar. Silent auction. Prizes awarded to best costume and best carved pumpkin. Tickets: $20, sold at Berryvale and at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.

• Halloween costume party -- 6 p.m. to midnight, Aday in Telos Healing Center, 79 S. Weed Blvd. Weed (across from Hi-Lo Cafe). Info: (812) 598-2599. Entry sliding scale donations. 

Harvest Festival for kids -- 6 to 8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 812 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta. Free fun evening of wholesome age-appropriate activities in safe kid-friendly atmosphere. Earn food tickets and candy at game booths to cash-in for nachos, hot dogs, chili, carmel apples, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, etc.

Activities include Amazing Maze, face painting, musical hula hoops, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin golf, bean bag toss, sack race, basketball hoop shoot, costume contest, magnetic fishing, caramel apples, pumpkin bowling and storybook time.

Halloween carnival -- Girl Scout Troop No. 70045 annual Halloween Carnival, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Dunsmuir Community Building, 4835 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir. Games include scary maze, balloon shaving, whip cream and bubble gum, fishing for candy and more. No admission price; 25 cents per ticket. Refreshments for parents and candy for kids.

Halloween event -- Mount Shasta Fire Protection District with MSFPD Auxiliary will sponsor a fun safe place for parents to bring their little ghosts and goblins from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 600 Michelle Drive in Mount Shasta. Plenty of games and candy. Check out the facility and meet the local volunteer fire fighters.

Nov. 1 and 2

Bake and garage sale -- Sisson Museum’s annual Bake Sale and Christmas Garage Sale, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sisson Museum, 1 North Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta.

Branch, leaf and twig drop off -- Dunsmuir Fire Safe Council and city of Dunsmuir will sponsor a Branch, Leaf and Twig Drop-off Day Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at parking lot north of the Children’s Park.

Cost: $5 per pickup load. Leaf bags must be emptied into compost pile; bags will be sent home with owners. Youth volunteers will be available to help with emptying bags; tip money is suggested. Info: 235-4491.

Nov. 6

Dialysis needs meeting -- 6:30 p.m., Mercy Medical Center’s outside conference room, 914 Pine Street, Mount Shasta. A special meeting of the Siskiyou Dialysis Group with official representatives from DaVita Inc. updating the general public regarding the possibility of opening a DaVita dialysis facility in Siskiyou County. Info: 842-3777 or 842-5095. For info about DaVita visit:

Nov. 8

• Starlight Gala -- Mt. Shasta Education Foundation’s annual Starlight Gala fundraiser held at the Mount Shasta Community Center. Silent and live auction, hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar. Tickets available in Mount Shasta at The Fifth Season, Doris Moss Realty and Mount Shasta Elementary School. Info: 926-1001.

Nov. 8 and 9

Bake and garage sale -- Sisson Museum’s annual Bake Sale and Christmas Garage Sale, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sisson Museum, 1 North Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta.

Nov. 11

Veterans Day service -- Begins at 11 a.m. at the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden. William Seymore will give the address. Includes music, Honor Guard, Gun Salute, invocation, benediction and Taps. Those wishing to be seated must bring chairs.

Nov. 12

Weed business meeting -- Informational meeting about the proposed Business Improvement District, 5:30 p.m., Weed City Council Chamber. Info:

Nov. 13

• MSST meeting -- Mt. Shasta Ski and Snowboard team registration and information meeting, 6 p.m., Round Table Pizza, Mount Shasta. Coaches and parents of current athletes will be available to answer questions about the ski racing and freestyle ski and board programs. Young athletes can register for the 2008-2009 season.

Programs include developmental (beginning skiing or snowboarding skills), regional alpine racing and freestyle skiing and boarding, and USSA Far West racing program. Info: 859-1269 or

Nov. 15

• Dancing for dogs -- A Contra Dance and Benefit Auction for the 2009 Siskiyou Sled Dog Races, 6 to 10 p.m., Mount Shasta High School gym. 6 to 7 p.m., reception; 7 to 7:30 p.m., silent auction begins and Contra dancing lesson; 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Contra dance; 9:30 p.m., silent auction closes; 9:30 to 10 p.m., winners announced, sponsors honored. 

Nov. 20

See’s candy sale -- Kiwanis annual holiday fundraiser runs Nov. 20 through Dec. 24 , 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Kiwanis trailer in the Weed Ray’s Food Place parking lot and at ECI Flooring, 130 Morgan Way (next to Do-It-Best) in Mount Shasta. Volunteers will sell Nov. 20-29 (except Sunday and Thanksgiving Day). After Thanksgiving weekend, sales will be Thursday through Saturday each week, plus Monday through Wednesday before Christmas.

Nov. 27

• Thanksgiving Day dinner -- Mount Shasta’s annual Thanksgiving Day dinner, held at Mount Shasta City Park and open to the public, is beginning tis fund-raising to insure this year the event can continue.

To volunteer to assist: 926-1266 (evenings and weekends); to volunteer to drive and deliver meals: 926-5986. For donations: send checks to Thanksgiving Meal, c/o PO Box 1289, Mount Shasta, CA 96067 or 926-1762.

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