Calendar of Events updated March 11, 2009

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Wed., March 11

Anger management -- McCloud Community Resource Center will host a free Anger Management workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at MCRC, 304 W. Minnesota Avenue. Facilitated by Susan Kirsher, coordinator of College of the Siskiyous Foster/Kinship Care Education Program. Pre-register: 964-3250 or at MCRC.

Tourism in Dunsmuir -- JoAnne Steele, Siskiyou County Tourism Director, will address the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce at 6 p.m. in the Dunsmuir council chambers. Topics include tourism in Dunsmuir and what steps chamber and business owners can implement to improve and enhance tourism. Refreshments provided. The public is welcome. Info: 235-9866.

SLR membership meeting -- Siskiyou Lady Riders motorcycle group’s annual membership meeting to kick off their 2009 riding season, 6 p.m., Hi Lo Cafe, Weed. All lady motorcyclists are encouraged to attend. SLR is a chapter of Women in the Wind, visit: www.yrekamailbox.com Info: (530) 905-0505 or (530) 859-0456.

Thurs., March 12

Chamber meeting -- Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting begins at noon at Lalo’s Restaurant in Mount Shasta. Bliss Hipp of the Mount Shasta Community Resource Center will discuss “healthy families equal healthy communities.”

Learn why partnering with MSCRC can enhance services in the community, including business, childcare, economic development, education, recreation, public health, social services and community development. Questions and answers.

Fire safe meeting -- Dunsmuir Fire Safe Council meets at 7 p.m. at the Dunsmuir City Council Chambers. Bring your ideas on how the community can work together to make Dunsmuir fire safe. Neighborhood representatives are encouraged to attend. Cookies available. Info: 235-4491.

Sat., March 14

Genealogy class -- Genealogy Society Class on how to scan, store and retrieve family photos, 1 p.m., 912 S. Main Street, Yreka. Fee: $10, non-members; $5, members. Info: 938-4810 or 842-5437.

MSSST dinner auction -- Mt. Shasta Ski and Snowboard Team’s annual Dinner Auction, 5 to 9 p.m., Mount Shasta City Park. Tri tip and BBQ chicken catered by Steve Mapes. No host bar. Live entertainment. Tickets: $20, available at The Fifth Season in Mount Shasta.

Proceeds help to keep skiing and snowboarding affordable for the youth. Info: www.mtshastaskiteam.com

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour -- The 8th annual Shasta Mountain Film Festival at College of the Siskiyous Ford Theater, Weed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and viewing of raffle items. Films run 6:30 to 10 p.m. with bonus feature following. Features selection of international films of adventure, mountaineering, personalities and environmental and social messages.

Tickets: $16, in advance; $20, at the door. Advance tickets available at Village Books or Shasta Base Camp in Mount Shasta; Brown Trout Galler in Dunsmuir; COS bookstore in Weed; and Nature’s Kitchen in Yreka; or call 926-5655.

To donate raffle items, volunteer or for info: e-mail: virginia@mountshastaecology.org or call above number. Proceeds benefit the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center.

March 14 and 15

24 hour candlelight vigil -- Mount Shasta Friends of Tibetan Culture will host a 24 hour Candlelight Vigil for Compassion, Unity and Peace Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15 at 1520 Shasta Acres Road in Mount Shasta.

Saturday includes opening ceremony at noon, DVD of Dalai Lama’s talk, “The Power of Compassion,” and one hour vigil segments. The vigil ends at noon Sunday after a DVD by His Holiness, “The Art of Peace,” and dedication of merit.

The public is welcome to participate in the entire vigil or to quietly come and go. Candles provided. Those who wish can make offerings of fruit and flowers or donations toward future Tibetan cultural events. Info: (530) 859-1007 or visit www.mountshastafriendsoftibetanculture.org

Sun., March 15

Monthly brunch -- The Coffee Connection’s monthly brunch, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 408 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Cost: $8, adults; $4, children under 10. Entertainment by Tim Moon, lead player with Blue Dog Band.

Scrambled eggs, chile relleno, crepes, pancakes, turkey ham, sausage patties, biscuits and gravy, fruits, yogurt with fruit, applesauce, pastries, coffee/tea, orange juice. Soup and salads added at 11 a.m. Info: 926-2622.

March 16 and 17

CPR and first aid class -- American Red Cross Community CPR and First Aid class, Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, 6 p.m. both days, Chapter Headquarters, 1000 S. Main Street, Yreka. First Aid Certificate is valid for three years. CPR/AED Certificate is good for one year. Call 842-4476.

Tue., March 17

AA support -- AA 12-step support group, Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Avenue. Info: 964-2925.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner -- Corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings, 6 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder Street, Mount Shasta. Cost: $8, adults; $4, children age 5-12. Info: 938-1886.

Wed., March 18

SIR meeting -- Sons In Retirement Branch 154, regular meeting, 11 a.m., Lalo’s Restaurant, Mount Shasta. Luncheon cost: $12 each, plus tip. Speakers: College of the Siskiyous Foundation president Dawna Cozzalio and executive director Kathy Suvia. All retired men are invited to attend. Info: 926-6511 or 926-5330.

March 19

Senior luncheon -- McCloud Community Resource Center invites community members ages 55 and older to a free Senior Focus Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., McCloud Golf Course Cafe. Share your thoughts and ideas for services and programs in the community. Space limited. RSVP by March 18 at 964-3250.

WCRC workshop -- Weed Community Resource Center and Siskiyou First 5 will host a free workshop, “Understanding Teen Drug Use,” with Maggie Sheppard, 5:30 p.m., WCRC, 720-A S. Davis Street, Weed. Free family style dinner served prior to workshop. Free childcare. Registration required by March 17 at 938-2426.

March 21

Railroad display -- Dunsmuir’s Railroad Display Room, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Amtrak Depot (weather permitting). Town’s rich railroad history featured with locomotive photos, railroad memorabilia and equipment. Residents are encouraged to donate Dunsmuir railroad memorabilia; 235-0929.

Musical benefit -- 7 p.m., Mount Shasta City Park, main lodge. For local keyboardist Vanda Raven Moon, whose daughter was killed in a car accident at Christmas time and left tow children in its wake. Proceeds go towards funeral expenses and to help his grandchildren.

Music provided by the Fabulous Blackwell Brothers and the Dead Hecklers. Donations taken at the door; food to share appreciated.

March 28

Over the Hill Classic -- The 4th annual Over the Hill Classic competition for those 50 years and over, at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Registration, 8 to 9 a.m.; 1st race begins, 10 a.m.

Event is open to Alpine and Tele skiers and snowboarders of any ability level. Awards for top finishers in each age class, male/female. Raffle for prizes donated by local merchants. Proceeds go towards beautification of the city of Mount Shasta. Info/entry forms: www.overthehillms.com

March 29

Gene Landsmann Super Slalom -- At Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Open to ages 21 and older, Alpine and Tele skiers and snowboarders. Course is an easy slalom suitable for all ability levels. Registration, 8 to 9 a.m.; course inspection, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; 1st race begins, 10 a.m.

Awards for top finishers in each age class, male/female. Beverage and snacks available at award ceremony. Hosted by Mt. Shasta Race Association. Info/entry forms: www.mtshastaskiteam.com

March 30

Dialysis meeting -- Siskiyou Dialysis Group meeting, 5:30 p.m., Weed Family Resource Center, 720 S. Davis Street, Suite A, Weed. Info: 842-3777.

March 31

Family Fun Night -- 5:30 to 7 p.m., McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 West Minnesota Avenue. Includes dinner, arts and crafts, and games. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 964-3250.

April 4

Book and bake sale -- Yreka Friends of the Library annual Book and Bake Sale, Jackson Street School, Yreka. Hours: 8 to 9 a.m. for members; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for general public.

Habitat fundraiser -- Siskiyou Habitat for Humanity annual BBQ dinner, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, Michael’s Hall, Weed. Includes BBQ baby back ribs prepared by Keith Cool, baked beans and salad prepared by K.L. Green, drinks and dessert. Plus raffle, auction and dessert auction.

Tickets: $15, adults; $7, children 10 and under; available from local Scott Valley Banks, Habitat board members or call 938-2612. All funds raised go towards completing Habitat for Humanity home on Pine Street in Weed.

April 8

Vegetarian cooking class -- From 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mt. Shasta Seventh-day Adventist Church located on Highway 89, 1/4 mile east of I-5, Mount Shasta.

Features entrees, salads, soups and breakfast foods utilizing whole grains and natural foods, as well as money saving tips when shopping. Free samples served. Cookbook and recipes available. No reservations necessary. Info: 926-3348.

April 11

Craft fair and bazaar -- Order of Eastern Star will hold a Craft Fair and Bazaar at the Mount Shasta Community Building, 629 Alder Street, Mount Shasta. Vendors  interested in showing Easter and Mother’s Day crafts, etc. should call 926-2855 for info and application.

April 16

WCRC workshop -- Weed Community Resource Center and Siskiyou First 5 will host a free workshop, “Child Abuse Signs and Symptoms,” with Susan Kirsher, 5:30 p.m., WCRC, 720-A S. Davis Street, Weed. Free family style dinner served prior to workshop. Free childcare. Registration required by April 14 at 938-2426.

April 24 and 25

River Festival -- The River Exchange will host its annual River Festival Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25 at Brown Trout Cafe in Dunsmuir. Hands-on activities including wildlife and watershed displays, science projects, fly fishing and fly tying, sidewalk sales, food and music.

April 25

Western Casino Night -- Annual fundraiser sponsored by Weed Revitalization Coalition and Weed Rotary Club, 6:30 p.m., Weed Mercantile Mall, 590 Main Street, Weed. Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Poker, Bingo, raffle prizes and silent auction.

Admission: $20, includes $100 in playing chips, food buffet and drink tickets. Tickets available in Weed at Weed Mercantile Mall, Tri Counties Bank, US Bank. Info: 938-3229.

Fisherman’s dinner -- Mount Shasta City Firefighter Association’s 4th annual Fisherman’s Dinner and Auction fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, Mount Shasta. Includes chicken, homemade raviolis, salad and bread. Beer and wine available. Auction will follow dinner.

Tickets: $20 each, available at Mount Shasta City Hall or from firefighters. All proceeds go toward equipment and other community events and organizations that the fire department supports.

May 9

Antique evaluation -- Mount Shasta Resource Center will host an Antique Evaluation fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn the value of the hidden treasures in your home. Info: 926-1400.