Calendar of Events, updated Feb. 6, 2013

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Wed., Feb. 6

• Wellness class -- Eight Weeks to Wellness classes continue each Wednesday in February at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Shasta Seventh-day Adventist Church located just east of I-5 on Highway 89. Newcomers are still welcome. Includes informative health lecture followed by Q&A will local physicians, vegan cooking demos, recipes and samples. Cost: $20 per person. Registration is on-site. Info: 926-2803.

Thurs., Feb. 7

• Fire safe meeting -- Dunsmuir Fire Safe Council meeting, 3 p.m., Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce, 5915 Dunsmuir Avenue. Hear updates about fuel reduction in south Siskiyou County and community wildfire protection plan. Info: tmail07@gmail.com

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.

Fri., Feb. 8

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.

Feb. 8 and 9

Avalanche awareness -- Mount Shasta Avalanche Center Awareness presentations, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9.

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.

Sat., Feb. 9

• Men’s breakfast -- South County Christian Men’s Breakfast, 8 a.m., Mountain Christian Fellowship, 2324 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Guest speaker: Assemblyman Brian Dahle. Info: 926-2319.

• Ladies Shred Day -- Hosted by Sportsmen’s Den, kicking off at 10 a.m. at Mt. Shasta Ski Park, base of Marmot lift. Important for morning participators to be capable of at least heel side carves/stopping on skis. Lunch and raffle prizes at noon. Meet at Douglas lift base at 1 p.m. for intermediate/advanced skiers and snowboarders. Info: 926-2295 or www.facebook.com/sportsmensdenmtshasta

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/

Sun., Feb. 10

• Sunday message -- The message at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4303 Oak Street in Dunsmuir, is “To Tell the Truth.,” with live music as an important part of the Sunday experience. Dr. Eleanor Richard invites everyone to experience the Present Moment in a sweet present space. Music begins at 10:45 a.m. Coffee and discussion after. Required annual membership meeting at 12:30 p.m.; 938-2930.

Tue., 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.

Charge: $9 per immunization for all state supplied 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; 841-2128 or 841-2134.

Wed., Feb. 13

• Blood drive -- Shasta Blood Center will hold a community blood drive from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Sons of Italy Hall, 155 Clay Street in Weed. Info: 530-221-0600.

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, FMF Navy Corpsman and their families are welcome.

Feb. 16

• Crab feed -- Weed Volunteer Fire Department will host a Crab Feed at the Sons of Italy Hall, 155 Clay Street, Weed. No-host bar, 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m. Includes crab, pasta, salad and bread. Dessert auction and raffle prizes follow dinner.

Cost: $35. Tickets available in Weed at Scott Valley Bank, Ellie’s Cafe and Weed Volunteer Fire Department. Info: 938-5030.

Farmers market mtg. -- 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. 17

• Sunday brunch -- Coffee Connection’s all-you-can-eat monthly brunch, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 408 N. Mt. Shasta. Blvd., Mount Shasta. Over 12 breakfast items including salads and soup, coffee, tea and orange juice. Cost: $8, adults; $4, under age 10. Info: 926-2622.

Feb. 19

• Crops seminar -- Siskiyou Crops Seminar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Miner’s Inn Convention Center, 122 W. Miner Street, Yreka. Topics: Producing Profitable Cereal and Forage Grain Crops, Alfalfa Water Use, What New Traits are Awaiting in Upcoming Alfalfa Varieties, Dairy and Hay Price Outlook and Tips, Mini Grass Production School, Ranch Water Quality Plans, Ranch Water Quality Planning, How to Use the Web Soil Survey.

Pre-registration is not required. BBQ lunch will be served. Sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension and Shasta Valleyu Resource Conservation District. Info: 842-2711.

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. 22

• Tibetan film -- “The Unmistaken Child,” 6:30 p.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Road, Mount Shasta. A story of the four year search and confirmation process of the new reincarnation of Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Konchog. Cost: love offering. Hosted by Mount Shasta Friends of Tibetan Culture.

Feb. 23

• Tibetan film -- “My Reincarnation,” 3 p.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Road, Mount Shasta. A story that chronicles the lives of western born son, Yeshe, considered to be the reincarnation of a hight lama; and his father, Tibetan Buddhist master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, as Yeshe finds his way in the western world. Cost: love offering. Hosted by Mount Shasta Friends of Tibetan Culture.

• Tibetan film -- “Wheel of Rebirth,” 6:30 p.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Road, Mount Shasta. A story of finding the reincarnation of Zong Rinpoche, one of the great teachers of the Gelugpa tradition, who passed away in meditation in November 1984. Cost: love offering. Hosted by Mount Shasta Friends of Tibetan Culture.

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. 24

• Tibetan film -- “Khensur Rinpoche,” 3 p.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Road, Mount Shasta. Film follows a monk’s search as he receives word of a young boy in Tebet, displaying unusual qualities, could possibly be the reincarnation of his spiritual master, Khensur Rinpoche, who has been dead for years. Cost: love offering. Hosted by Mount Shasta Friends of Tibetan Culture.

• Tibetan film -- “Tibetan Book of the Dead,” 6:30 p.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Road, Mount Shasta. Film describes how Tibetan lamas guide the dying during the death process, and the dead in the 49 days of the bardo state, offering a glimpse into how these teachings are actually used at the bedside and after death. Cost: love offering. Hosted by Mount Shasta Friends of Tibetan Culture.

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, March 1 and 2.

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.

Info/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 9

• Chicken and ravioli -- Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum’s 28th annual Chicken and Ravioli Dinner at the Sons of Italy Hall, 155 Clay Street, Weed. Social hour, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:30 p.m. Take-out dinners, 7:15 p.m.

Cost: $18, adults and youth ages 11 to 17; under age 10 are free. Pre-sale tickets only sold until March 3: 938-4341, 938-3188, 938-4455 or 926-4768.

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.

June 7

Talent show -- Dunsmuir’s 2013 Railroad Days will feature a Talent Show open to kids and adults Friday evening, June 7. Prizes awarded in three age categories – kindergarten through 6th grade; 7th through 12th grade; and adult. Organizers are open to any form of entertainment. Info/initial sign-ups: 235-4034 or 235-9912.

Aug. 7-11

Fair -- The 2013 Siskiyou Golden Fair, “A Birthday Bash!” runs Aug. 7 through 11 in Yreka.

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