Calendar of Events updated March 19, 2009

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Thurs., 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 today, 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. Info: 938-2426.

Fri., March 20

• Sober grad fundraiser -- Yreka High School’s Project Graduation (Sober Grad Night) committee is selling See’s Easter candy to raise money for their June event.

Students will be selling chocolate bunnies and Bordeaux eggs in Yreka at Wal-Mart, Ray’s Food Place and Price Less Foods on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. until April 10. You can also purchase candy from senior class parents.

Half the money from each purchase goes towards the graduation party. Info: 842-4913; www.yreka.grad-night.org

Sat., March 21

• Food bank fundraiser -- 6 p.m., Dunsmuir Grill and Creamery, 5740 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir. Features Ardell Lutz and Larry Montgomery, playing a variety of venues from big band standards to rock-n-roll, vintage blues and pop tunes. Suggested donation of $5 goes to the food bank.

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.

Wed., March 25

• Performers gathering -- Performers, pro and amateur, are invited to gather at 6 p.m. at the Dunsmuir library to explore opportunities to perform in your community. Info: 235-9912.

• Astronomy meeting -- Mt. Shasta Astronomy Club organizational meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mount Shasta library, 515 E. Alma Street. Experienced amateurs or those new to astronomy are invited.

Emphasis is on telescope and binocular observing, family participation and public enjoyment of the wonders of the starry night. If unable to attend stop by Language Quest, 309 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta for contact info.

March 28

• Clothing give-away -- Free clothing give-away, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope Community Church, 974 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta. Everyone is welcome to take all the clothing they can use.

To donate clothing, leave on the front porch of the church before Friday, March 27.

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 1

Free dinner -- Dunsmuir residents are invited to a second free meal, Irene’s Best Cuban Black Beans and Rice, served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Dunsmuir Community Building.

The event is named for 92 year old Mount Shasta resident Irene Osborn, who helped prepare the spaghetti sauce for last month’s dinner. This event is offered as a service to the community by the Mt. Shasta Seventh-day Adventist Church.

April 3

History night -- Sisson Museum’s History Night, 6:30 p.m., at the museum on the Fish Hatchery grounds in Mount Shasta. Fundraiser and opening night for new exhibits. Includes raffles, wine and finger foods. Tickets: $15, available in Mount Shasta at the Visitor’s Center, Village Books, Monte Bella or at the door.

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 5

• Sunday of the Passion -- Palm Sunday, Blessing and Procession of the Palms, Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 701 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta.

April 7

Chalice of the Heart concert -- An evening of meditative crystal singing bowl music, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Spiritwalker Retreat Center, 1520 Shasta Acres Road, Mount Shasta.

Features music and healing meditations of Amrita Cottrell and Susie Nelson-Smith. Bring blanket and pillow if you wish to lay down during the concert. Tickets: $15, advanced; $20 at the door; available at www.brownpapertickets.com; 1-800-838-3006; Info: www.crystalsoundinstitute.org

April 8

Stations of the Cross -- Devotional service of the 14 stations, 7 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 701 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta.

•Chalice of the Heart workshop -- An exploration into crystal singing bowl music, 1 to 6 p.m., Spiritwalker Retreat Center, 1520 Shasta Acres Road, Mount Shasta.

Blends ancient knowledge of sound healing with contemporary crystal singing bowls. Bring blanket and pillow if you wish to lie down during experiential portions of workshop. Tickets: $55, advanced; $65, at the door; available at www.brownpapertickets.com; 1-800-838-3006. Info: (831) 588-7498.

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 9

Maundy Thursday -- Agape Meal (potluck, Mediterranean finger foods) 5:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday Liturgy, 7 p.m.,  St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 701 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta.

April 10

Good Friday Liturgy -- 7 p.m.,  St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 701 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta.

Good Friday service -- 12:10 to 12:45 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, Highway 89 at I-5, Mount Shasta. 

April 11

Great Vigil of Easter -- 7 p.m.,  St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 701 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta.

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 12

Easter Day service -- Flowering of the Cross, Greeting of the Light of Christ, Holy Eucharist, Easter egg hunt for children, 10 a.m.,  St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 701 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta.

April 13

Seniors meeting -- Siskiyou Golden Seniors luncheon meeting, Round Table Pizza, 146 Morgan Way, Mount Shasta. All-you-can-eat pizza, salad and twists. Cost: $7.50, including tax. Info: 938-3588.

Siskiyou Golden Seniors has also scheduled a day trip in May to Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Ore. Bus ride is free. Reservations required: 938-3588.

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 18

Relaxation and awareness training -- For melting away stress and anxiety, 10 a.m. to noon. Soften limitations and experience a guided meditation for relaxing into the present moment. Suitable for anyone willing to quiet the mind and feel inside. Facilitator: Marajen Moore, MA, CPCC. Donations. Pre-register/info: 926-3400 or visit www.awakentolife.net

April 24 and 25

River Festival -- The River Exchange and Dunsmuir schools will host the 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.