Calendar of Events and Weekly Events, updated Feb. 20, 2013

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Wed., Feb. 20

Fire safe meeting -- Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County meeting, 6:30 p.m., Klamath National Forest Supervisors' Office, 1711 S. Main Street, Yreka. Includes demonstration of computer wildfire modeling tool using a scenario of wildfire that ignites and burns into a populated area of Siskiyou County's Wildland-Urban Interface.

The public is invited to attend and learn how safe your neighborhood would be during such an event. Info: 926-2089.

Thurs., Feb. 21

• Arts bus -- Siskiyou Arts Bus free hands-on art studio program for area children is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 5 p.m. located on east side of Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma Street (closed school holidays). Info: 859-2309.

• Cattle health meeting -- Local cattlemen and University of California Cooperative Extension's annual Cattle Health "pie meeting," 7 p.m., Montague Elementary School, 430 E. Prather Street, Montague. Key note speaker Dr. Dave Patterson of University of Missouri in Columbia will speak on reproduction.

Alison Van Eenennaam, biotechnology specialist from University of California, Davis will share information about bull performance. Meeting concludes with pies donated by Siskiyou County CattleWomen.

Reading readiness -- 10:30 to 11 a.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St. Free program for preschoolers, age 3 to 6, to help experience language through stories, poems, music and interactive activities. Parents/caregivers attend with children. Info: 926-2031.

Fri., 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.

Sat., Feb. 23

Genealogy meeting -- Genealogical Society of Siskiyou County monthly general meeting, 1 p.m., Genealogy Center, 912 S. Main Street, Yreka. Jennifer Bryan will give a class on State and Federal Archives of the West. Everyone is welcome. Info: 842-3688 or 917-9478.

Shasta Commons -- Mount Shasta Commons Action Group meeting, 3 to 5 p.m., Shasta Yoga Center, 315-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta (upstairs). Topic: "Eating live food for winter health." Free and open to everyone; www.mountshastacommons.org

Praise and worship -- Mountain Christian Fellowship hosts Little Country Church's Praise and Worship Team, 7 p.m., 2324 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. The public is invited for a time of praise and worship. Info: 926-2319.

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 required. To reserve space/info: 235-2012.

Sun., Feb. 24

Sunday message -- Dr. Eleanor Richard speaks on "The Other Side of the '60s" with live music beginning at 10:45 a.m., Center for Spiritual Living, 4303 Oak Street, Dunsmuir. Get a new perspective of what the '60s has given us. Coffee, tea and discussion follows. Info: 938-2930 or reveleanor7@gmail.com

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

• Snowboard demo day -- Sportsmen's Den 6th annual Snowboard Demo Day for the whole family, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mt. Shasta Ski Park, upper parking lot, below Marmot. Preview and ride next year's snowboards and bindings for free from Burton, Rome, Ride, DC, Lib-Tech, GNU and Roxy. Exclusive Burton learning features for children age six and under.

Pre-register at Sportsmen's Den and be entered into a raffle for a free pair of Skullcandy headphones and Volcom Beanie. Or register on morning of event at Mt Shasta Ski Park in the Sportsmen's Den tent. Info: 926-2295.

• Christian conference -- The Weed Ministerial Association conference, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Big Springs Community Church, 7220 Highway A12, Montague. Dr. Steve Baugh, professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary, will speak on "Christ and the Kingdom in the New Testament." Open and free to the public. Free buffet lunch served. Info: 841-2601.

Health and wellness -- Fundraiser to benefit the Meals on Wheels Program, 6 to 9 p.m., Shasta Yoga, 315-A, S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Presentation on posture and proper alignment by Dr. Nathan Sivananda; 30 minute set of restorative yoga with Amy Cooper; and eight essentials of Chi Gung with Micah Dobush. Plus silent auction, chant and dance.

To donate products and services for silent auction or more info: 938-4331.

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 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; 459-3501.

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 7

Horsemen meeting -- Top of the State Back Country Horsemen general membership meeting, 7 p.m., Fort Jones Community Center. Tish Chism, DVM; and Ron Fisher, County Animal Control; will present "Animal Welfare/Abuse Issues" and what legally can be done. Refreshments served. The public is invited. Info: 467-3137.

March 9

• Rigatoni dinner -- St. John's Catholic Church annual St. Patrick's Day Rigatoni and Meatball Dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Parish Hall, 5603 Shasta Avenue, Dunsmuir. All-you-can-eat. Take-puts available. Cost: $14, adults; $7, children 12 years and under.

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

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 10

• Piano concert -- Mt. Shasta Children's Benefit Piano Concert, 3 p.m., Mt. Shasta Seventh-day Adventist Church, Highway 89 and I-5, Mount Shasta. Includes internationally acclaimed pianist Chiharu Sai. Free admission, donations requested to help support the Mt. Shasta Children's Choir. Co-sponsored by the Red Scarf Society and Music by the Mountain. Info: 926-1254.

March 16

Wine gala -- Mt. Shasta Nordic Center's annual Wine Gala, 7 to 10 p.m., The Gallery, downtown Mount Shasta. Great wines, food and silent auction. Tickets: $20 each; available March 1 in Mount Shasta at The Fifth Season, The Gallery, or call 926-3370.

March 16 and 17

Gun show -- The Sheriff's Posse Search and Rescue will hold a two-day Gun Show in conjunction with the Siskiyou Sportsmen's Expo March 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and March 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, Winema Hall, in Yreka.

Free admission to gun show with paid admission into Sportsmen's Expo. Wide variety of vendors with guns, knives and ammunition. Local transfer dealer on-site to assist with purchasing of available firearms. All proceeds benefit the Sheriff's Posse Search and Rescue Organization. Info: 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com

Sportsmen's expo -- 8th annual PremierWest Siskiyou Sportsmen's Expo, March 16 and 17, Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, 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.

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

March 29

• RCD workshop -- Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District's Rainbow Ridge Forest Stewardship Workshop, 4 to 6 p.m., Sisson Museum, 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta.

Topic: "State Responsibility Areas: An explanation of fire protection fees." Late last year rural landowners received a new fee for fire protection. CAL FIRE will explain what these fees are; why they were enacted; and what will be done with them; 926-2259.

Good Friday service -- 7 p.m., Mountain Christian Fellowship, 2324 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Info: 926-9518.

March 30

• Easter egg hunt -- Mount Shasta Elks Lodge No. 2333 will host its 41st Easter Egg Hunt in both Dunsmuir City Park and Mount Shasta City Park beginning at 10 a.m. For children to 10 years of age.

The Elks buy and stuff the plastic eggs and purchases approximately $1,000 in candy and prizes and are seeking community support to help defray the cost. Mail tax deductible donations to Mount Shasta Elks, 326 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta, CA 96067. For donation pick-up: 926-2138.

April 5

Joaquin Miller exhibit -- Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum will host its "A Man and the Mountain – Messages From Joaquin Miller's Shasta Years" exhibit opening at 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta. Tours, presentations, films and activities planned for the summer and fall. Info: 926-5508.

April 26

• RCD workshop -- Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District's Rainbow Ridge Forest Stewardship Workshop, 4 to 6 p.m., Sisson Museum, 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta.

Topic: "Biomass to Power: How overstocked forests can meet energy needs." Siskiyou County is abundant in forestlands, which makes it a feasible place for renewable biomass energy. Siskiyou Biomass Utilization Group and Roseburg Forest Products will discuss the infrastructure we have now and the future of biomass in Siskiyou County. Info: 926-2259.

May 24

• RCD workshop -- Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District's Rainbow Ridge Forest Stewardship Workshop, 4 to 6 p.m., Sisson Museum, 1 N. Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta.

Topic: "Community Forests: Community Management of Public Lands." Trinity County RCD and the Burney-Hat Creek Community Forest share their experiences, challenges and triumphs regarding the development of their respective community forests. Learn what a community forest is and discuss possibilities for community forestry in Siskiyou County; 926-2259.

June 7

Talent show -- Dunsmuir's 2013 Railroad Days features a Talent Show open to kids and adults Friday evening, June 7. Prizes awarded in three 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.

June 22

Cycling event -- Mount Shasta Rotary Club hosts the "Castle Crags Century" cycling event. One-day ride with four options – 97 mile Century, 62.5 mile Metric Century, 34.5 mile Half Met, and Gone Fishin' Ride (10 mile introduction to cycling). Leave from Mount Shasta City Park. Start times, 6:30 to 9 a.m. All routes include rest stops, SAG support, medical support, lunch in park, post-ride meal, and vendor festival.

Applications accepted for food and vendor spaces. Fifty percent of proceeds benefit new Infant Security System at Mercy Medical Center, Mt. Shasta; the balance benefits Mount Shasta Rotary Club projects. To register/info: www.castlecragscentury.com or info@castlecragscentury.com

Aug. 7-11

Fair -- The 2013 Siskiyou Golden Fair, "Ol' Nugget's 40th Birthday Bash!" runs Aug. 7 through 11 in Yreka; 842-2767, www.sisqfair.com or info@sisqfair.com

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WEEKLY EVENTS

Monday

Al-Anon family group -- 7 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 415 Evergreen Ln., Yreka; 842-2689.

Motorcycle meeting -- Christian Motorcyclist Association-Siskiyou Servants business meeting, 3rd Mon. monthly, 6 p.m., Daddy O’s, 100 E. Main St. Yreka; 598-0608.

Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., 312 Alma St., Mount Shasta. Helpline: 530-643-0172.

Preschool reading group -- 10 to 11 a.m., McCloud Elementary Preschool, 964-3250.

Railroad breakfast -- Get together for retired and working railroad crews out of Dunsmuir. Meet last Mon. monthly, 9:30 a.m., Tree House, Mount Shasta.

Siskiyou Domestic Violence and Crisis Center -- Peer group counseling session, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 118 Ranch Ln., Yreka; 842-6629 or hotline, 1-877-842-4068.

Used book sale -- Mount Shasta Library ongoing Used Book Sale, Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., 515 E. Alma St.; 926-2031.

Yoga -- Free yoga classes, Mon. and Wed., 9:30 to 11 a.m., The Great Exchange, Mountain Thrift Center. Plus other health and food workshops throughout the summer; 964-2199.

Tuesday

A Course in Miracles -- Study group, meets at 3 p.m., Spiritwalkers Retreat, 1520 Shasta Acres, Mount Shasta; 938-1528.

Adult school -- Siskiyou Adult School, 4 to 8 p.m., Jefferson High School, 720 Rockfellow Dr., Mount Shasta. Enrollment open at any point through May. Earn high school diploma or study for GED test. Study in class, at home, or both. Program designed specifically to address student’s needs; 926-0425.

Aglow meeting -- Mt. Shasta Aglow meets 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Coffee Connection, downtown Mount Shasta. Share God’s blessings; hear inspirational speakers. Men and women invited; 926-2396 or 468-2353.

Book day -- Books 1/2 off, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.

Caregivers support -- Yreka Caregivers Support Group meets 1st and 3rd Tue. monthly,10 a.m. to noon, Oakridge Mobile Senior Park Clubhouse, 400 Hiram Page Rd., Yreka; 530-459-3501.

Genealogy library -- LDS Church, 214 Adams Dr., Mount Shasta. Open Tue. and Thurs., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Wed. evenings. Help with genealogical needs. Free; 926-6671.

Kiwanis -- Mt. Shasta Five Star Kiwanis meets 1st Tue. monthly, 5:30 p.m., Best Western Tree House, Mount Shasta; and 3rd Tue. monthly, noon, Mount Shasta Resort.; 926-5253.

Rotary -- Mount Shasta Rotary Club meets weekly, noon, Lalo’s Restaurant, 520 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 926-6122.

Toddler playgroup -- 10 a.m. to noon, Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave.; 235-4400.

Wednesday

Afterschool book club -- Afterschool Book Club for 3rd grade and up, 3 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St. Book discussion group with Gloria Cooper; 926-2031.

Bridge club -- Mount Shasta Duplicate Bridge Club, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta City Park recreation building. Visitors welcome; 926-2767.

Chess club -- Mount Shasta Chest Club, 6 p.m., George Washington Manor, 1020 Kingston Rd., Mount Shasta. Round Robin Tournament. No dues or fees; 926-3608.

Code 5 -- Faith-based support group open to all law enforcement family members, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 812 Lassen Ln., Mount Shasta; 926-5095.

Masonics -- Siskiyou Masonic Lodge No. 297 meets 1st Wed. monthly, Mount Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder St. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.; 926-2419.

Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., Mountain View Apartments, common room, 268 E. Lake St., Weed. Helpline: 530-643-0172.

Republican meeting -- Siskiyou County Republican Central Committee meets 3rd Wed. monthly, locations alternate between south and north county. Dinner, 6 p.m.; business meeting, 7 p.m.; 926-4575 or 842-4400.

Rotary -- Dunsmuir Rotary Club meets weekly, Dogwood Diner: 7 a.m. on odd number days; 6 p.m. on even number days; 235-5735.

Sac lunch -- Free sac lunch, noon, Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave.; 235-4400.

Senior day -- 25 percent off, ages 55 or older, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.

Songs and Stories -- For Young People (preschool and their parents), 10:30 p.m. a.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St. Plus puppet show last Wed. monthly; 926-2031.

St. Anthony bingo -- 6:15 p.m.; doors open, 5:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church Parish Hall, Mount Shasta.

Story time -- Dunsmuir Library story time for all ages, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 5714 Dunsmuir Ave. Snack provided; 235-2035.

Toddler playgroup -- 10 to 11 a.m., McCloud Community Resource Center, 304 W. Minnesota Ave; 964-3250.

Wheat-gluten allergy support -- Group meets 3rd Wed. monthly, 6 to 8 p.m., Fairchild Medical Center, conference room, 444 Bruce St., Yreka. Sharing of recipes; gluten free product sources; discussion of gluten intolerance; 842-2662 or 938-2637 (leave daytime phone).

Women in Business -- Meets 1st Wed. monthly, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Best Western Tree House, Mount Shasta. Forum for local business women to meet, network and exchange information; 926-6549.

Thursday

Al-Anon family group -- 7 p.m., Eskaton George Washington Manor, multi-use room, Building 6, 1020 Kingston Rd., Mount Shasta; 859-1303.

Bingo in McCloud -- American Legion Hall in McCloud. Doors open, 5:30 p.m.; early birds, 6:30 p.m.; 859-0568.

Caregiver book club -- Mountain Caregiver Resource Center’s Caregiver Book Club meets last Thurs. monthly, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St.; 435-0221 or 800-995-0878.

Diabetes support -- Diabetes Support Group meets 2nd Thursday monthly, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. Join other diabetics, borderline diabetics, caregivers and loved ones of diabetics; 926-1400.

Electronics day -- 25 percent off, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.

Family fun night -- 5:30 to 7 p.m., 1st Thurs. monthly, Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave. Free dinner; 235-4400.

Fire safe meeting -- Dunsmuir Fire Safe Council meeting, 2nd, Thurs. monthly, 5915 Dunsmuir Ave. Open forum, 4:30 p.m.; regular meeting, 5 p.m.; tmail07@gmail.com

Friends of the Library -- Mount Shasta Branch meets 2nd Thurs. monthly, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma St. All are invited to attend; 926-2031.

Gluten intolerance support -- Gluten-Intolerance/Food Allergy Support Group meets 2nd Thurs. monthly, 6 to 8 p.m., Mercy Medical Center, Shasta Conference Room, Mount Shasta. Discussion of gluten intolerance and food-related challenges; sharing of recipes and product info sources. Free; 938-2637.

Metal detecting -- Siskiyou County Relic and Recovery Club meets 1st Thurs. monthly, 7 p.m., Siskiyou Bowling Lanes, 1601 S. Oregon St., Yreka; 925-2208.

Order of Eastern Star -- Meets 2nd and 4th Thurs. monthly, Masonic Hall, 629 Alder St., Mount Shasta. Light dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.; 261-0023.

Rotary -- Weed Rotary Club meets weekly, 12:15 p.m., Silva’s BBQ, 1886 Shastina Dr., Weed; 938-0359.

Siskiyou Arts Council -- Board meeting, 1st Thurs. monthly at different locations throughout county. Meet and greet, 6 p.m.; meeting, 6:30 p.m.; 938-1030 or www.siskiyouartscouncil.org

Siskiyou Tea Party -- Meets 6 to 8 p.m., Abundant Life Church of the Nazarene, 934 N. Old Stage Rd., Mount Shasta. All are invited regardless of party affiliation.

Veterans outreach -- Siskiyou County Veterans Service Officer Tim Grenvik’s south county outreach program, 1st and 3rd Thurs. monthly, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake St. For appointment: 842-8010.

Friday

Bedding day -- 50 percent off, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.

Celebrate Recovery -- Biblically based 12-step program for those with desire to overcome habits, hurts and hang-ups. Weed Berean Church, 750 S. Weed Blvd. BBQ, 5 p.m.; main group meeting, 6 p.m.; small groups, 7 p.m.; cafe berea, 8 p.m.; 926-4021 or 926-5729.

Gazelle Grange bingo -- 1st and 3rd Fri. monthly. Early bird, 6:30 p.m.; regular bingo, 7 p.m. One progressive blackout paying $250. Power ball game. Meal served, 5 p.m.; 435-2562.

Kiwanis -- Weed/Lake Shastina Kiwanis Club meets at noon, Lake Shastina Golf Resort, 5925 Country Club Dr., Lake Shastina. Prospective members welcome; 938-2218.

Let’s make a deal day -- 1st Fri. monthly, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.

Medicine Buddha session -- 5 to 5:45 p.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Rd., Mount Shasta. All are welcome for meditation and chanting. To add name to prayer list or to participate: 859-1007; 926-5839. Sponsored by Mount Shasta Friends of Tibetan Culture.

Overeaters support -- Overeaters Anonymous meets 5 to 6 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 701 Lassen Ln., Mount Shasta. Only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively; 964-9765.

Parents night out -- Parents who’d like some time to themselves may drop their children off on 1st Fri. monthly at United Methodist Church of Mount Shasta, 312 W. Alma Street, 6 to 9 p.m. (use basement entrance on Cedar Street). Arts and crafts, games, cooking, music, storytelling or a movie will be offered. Nutritious meal provided. Space limited. Registration/info: 926-3739.

Republican meeting -- South Siskiyou Republican Women Federated general meeting/luncheon, 1st Fri. monthly, 11:45 a.m., Mount Shasta Resort. Luncheon cost: $11. RSVP: 926-6809.

Seniors lunch -- Dunsmuir seniors lunch, noon, Eagles Hall, 5941 Sacramento Ave., Dunsmuir. Meals on Wheels Program provides well balanced meals, coffee or milk. Suggested donation: $3, purely voluntary; no obligation to contribute. Stay for Penny Bingo. Reservations encouraged: 926-4611.

TOPS -- Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight-loss support group, 9:30 to 10 a.m., weigh-in; 10 to 11:30 meeting; Evangelical Fee Church 1030 WA Barr Rd., Mount Shasta. Visitors welcome; 926-5374 or 926-3970.

Saturday

Buddhist instruction -- Offered most Saturdays, 2 p.m., Shasta Abbey, Mount Shasta. To receive meditation instruction in the Serene Reflection Meditation (Soto Zen) tradition: 926-4208, ext. 305 or guestmaster@shastaabbey.org

Clothing day -- $3 per bag, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., New 2 You variety store, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 918-9570.

CMA fellowship ride -- Christian Motorcyclists Association-Siskiyou Servants 1st Sat. Fellowship Ride. Leave at 9 a.m. from Daddy O’s parking lot, 100 E. Main St. Yreka (weather permitting). All are invited; 598-0608.

Genealogy research -- The Genealogical Society of Siskiyou County Research Center, 912 S. Main St. in Yreka is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekly (except holidays). Staff available to help with research problems; 842-0277.

Motorcycle meeting -- Siskiyou Motorcycle Association meets 2nd Sat. monthly, 10 a.m., Cedar Lanes, 137 Main St., Weed; www.siskiyoumotorcycleassociation.org

Narcotics Anonymous -- 7 p.m., Mountain View Apartments, common room, 268 E. Lake St., Weed. Helpline: 530-643-0172.

The Spot -- Art, music and game activities for kids and teens, Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dunsmuir Community Resource Center, 5844 Dunsmuir Ave.; 235-4400.

Thrift store sale -- Paws & Shop thrift store’s $5 a bag clothing sale every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1208 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta; 926-8878. Also: Book Sale, $5 a bag held 1st Sat. monthly, same time, same place.

Sunday

Buddhist meditation -- Chenrezig Practice focusing on compassion, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 1520 Shasta Acres Rd., Mount Shasta; 859-1007 or 926-5839.

Buddhist services -- Shasta Abbey offers ceremony or meditation, followed by Dharma talk most Sundays, beginning with orientation from 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Call in advance: 926-4208, ext. 305; guestmaster@shastaabbey.org.

Healing circle -- Held 2nd Sun. monthly, 10 a.m. to noon, Mount Shasta Natural Healing, 419 Chestnut St., Suite 2, Mount Shasta (above A Melo Place). Facilitator: Bonnie Cage. Sharing, practice and development of energy healing for those practicing, interested in, or in need of energy healing. Free; 925-2582.