Calendar of events, updated May 5, 2010

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Wed., May 5

Library benefit -- Mount Shasta Rotary’s Cinco de Mayo celebration to benefit the Mount Shasta Library, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Lalo’s Restaurant, Mount Shasta (enter through rear banquet room door). Festive attire encouraged. Music provided by Rick Garrett on guitar. Funds raised will help re-carpet the library.

Herbal class -- Alternative Health Solutions, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 516 E. Alma Street, Mount Shasta. Facilitated by herb specialist Sandy Patterson. Learn how to lose weight and cleanse your body. Learn how to maximize weight loss and keep it off. Free samples. Info: 938-3907.

WIB meeting -- Women in Business monthly meeting, 8:30 a.m., Woodsman Hotel, 1121 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Speaker: Edwina Kelly. Topic: Appreciating Color and Art. All businesswomen are welcome. Info: 926-3609.

Thurs., May 6

Bicycle clinic -- 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake Street. Hands-on class covering bicycle tires do’s and don’ts, brake and derailer adjustment, proper bicycle fit and comfort adjustments, and safe handling skills. Bicycles and tools provided. Fee: $30. Must register in advance: 926-1400. Hosted by MSCRC and The Fifth Season.

Horsemen meeting -- Top of the State Back Country Horsemen meeting, 7:30 p.m., Fort Jones City Hall. Veterinarian Art Spencer of Scott Valley Animal Clinic will give a presentation on packing safety equipment for equine and dogs when going into the back country. The public is invited; 842-0882.

Fri., May 7

Republican meeting -- South Siskiyou Republican Women Federated general meeting, 11:30 a.m., Mount Shasta Resort. Guest speaker: Colonel Pete Stiglich, candidate for US Congress 2nd District. Lunch, beverage and tip, $11. RSVP to 926-0327.

Make a deal day -- Snip ‘N Save’s “Let’s Make a Deal Day,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 315 Chestnut Street, Mount Shasta. Make a deal on every item in the store. All proceeds benefit the Siskiyou Spay Neuter Incentive Program. Info: 926-0400.

Sat., May 8

Youth art day -- Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to board the Siskiyou Arts Bus for free art exploration, Japanese paper crafts and more, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount Shasta Library, 515 E. Alma Street. Info: 859-2309.

Art Adventure -- Artist Debbie Blackwell teaches free Arts and Crafts for Kids each Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., Dunsmuir Community Resource Center/Kids’ Factory, 4103 Pine Street, Dunsmuir. For all ages; under 5 with adult. Info: 235-4005.

Hospital gift shop -- Mercy Medical Center, Mt. Shasta gift shop will be open from noon to 3:30 p.m. for last minute Mother’s Day shopping. Wide range of gifts plus See’s Candy.

Photo workshop -- Three hour hands-on color photography workshop hosted by professional photographer Mark Gibson, 9 a.m., Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens at Dunsmuir City Park. Participants are encouraged to bring film or digital cameras. Fee: $10, each; $5, Botanical Gardens members; students are free. Info: 235-2219 or www.dunsmuirbotanicalgardens.org

Vendor’s day -- Hosted by Lake Shastina Community Foundation, Inc. at Hoy Park in Lake Shastina. Families can shop for Mother’s Day and play games together. Vendors feature home-crafted items made by local residents. Hot dogs, soft drinks and popcorn available for sale.

To be a vendor: 938-2190. For donation to park sent check to LSCFI, PO Box 265, Weed, CA 96094. Info: 938-1777.

Mayten BBQ -- Annual Mayten Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Big Springs School gymnasium, Big Springs. All-you-can-eat steak, beans, salad, garlic bread. Beverages served. Includes auction and raffle during and after barbecue. First 200 women to arrive will receive a carnation.

Cost: $10, adults; $5, children under 10. Tickets available at Beth’s Flower Shop, Yreka; Mayten Store, Big Springs; Siskiyou Pellet Mill, Grenada; from Mayten Fire personnel; and at the door. Proceeds go towards equipment and repairs. Info/donations: 459-3296.

National train day -- Celebrate National Train Day in Dunsmuir, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Amtrak Depot on Sacramento Avenue. Railroad Display Room open for viewing. Train movies. Free Amtrak paper engineer hats and cardboard trains for children. Photo display of Babe Ruth’s train stop and baseball game at Dunsmuir in October 1924. Info: 235-0929.

Antique evaluation -- The 2nd Antique Evaluation fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount Shasta City Park, main lodge. Find out the value and history of hidden treasures in your home. Antique appraisers on site. Cost: $5 per item; maximum of three items per person. Proceeds benefit Mount Shasta Community Resource Center. Info: 926-1400.

Mon., May 10

Soup Mondays -- Join the Dunsmuir Community Resource Center/Kids’ Factory for some good soup with fellow community members each Monday beginning at noon at 4103 Pine Street, Dunsmuir. Info: 235-4005.

Tue., May 11

Salad luncheon -- St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in McCloud will host its annual Spring Salad Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Parish Hall. Cost: $6 each.

Toddler playgroup -- And story time for parents and children birth to 5 years, each Tuesday, 2 p.m., Dunsmuir Community Resource Center/Kids’ Factory, 4103 Pine Street, Dunsmuir. Includes music, arts and crafts, interactive play. Info: 235-4005.

May 13

Circles of Healing -- 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free drop-in support group for those with cancer or chronic illness, loved ones or caregivers. Bring bag lunch. Info: 926-1694; e-mail: info@thecirclesofhealing; or www.thecirclesofhealing.org

Bicycle clinic -- 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake Street. Hands-on class covering bicycle tires do’s and don’ts, brake and derailer adjustment, proper bicycle fit and comfort adjustments, and safe handling skills. Bicycles and tools provided. Fee: $30. Must register in advance: 926-1400. Hosted by MSCRC and The Fifth Season.

May 14

Poetic Erotic Ball -- 8 to 11:30 p.m., Stage Door, downtown Mount Shasta. Sign-ups for open mic, 7:30 p.m. Topic: Love, Sensuality and Passion. Must be 18 or older to attend. Dancing and mingling, costume contest, silent auction, silent art auction, prizes. Cost: $10 each; $7 if in costume. Proceeds benefit Mt. Shasta Writers Series. e-mail: mtshastawriters@yahoo.com

Family fun night -- Hosted by Shastina Community Bible Church for parents and their children, 7 to 9 p.m., 5826 Jackson Ranch Road, Lake Shastina. Free ice cream social and games. Bring your favorite game to share. Info: 938-2525.

Golf tournament -- Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta Auxiliary’s annual Spring Into Spring Golf Tournament will take place at the Mount Shasta Resort. Proceeds go towards the purchase of vans used by the Auxiliary for free public transportation to Mercy Medical Center and offices of Mercy Mt. Shasta’s medical staff. To reserve a spot in tournament: 926-9358.

May 15

Embracing it All workshop -- 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For couples or adult children and their parents interested in preparing for issues of aging, illness and dying. Bring bag lunch. Suggested donation: $45. No one turned away. Info: 925-0080; e-mail: tarasrefuge@sbcglobal.net

Little Bit of Italy -- Mount Shasta Senior Nutrition Program’s annual dinner/auction fundraiser at the Mount Shasta City Park, recreation building. Happy hour, 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m. Menu offers rigatoni with meatballs (vegetarian sauce too), rosemary chicken, fresh-cooked breadsticks, salad, antipasto and beverages.

Includes dessert auction, live auction, drawings and door prize giveaways. A Penny Jug will be available as part of the Our Seniors are Worth Every Penny campaign Pre-sale tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors age 60-plus and kids/teens. Tickets/info: 926-2494. 

Railroad display -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Railroad Display Room, Dunsmuir Amtrak Depot, Sacramento Avenue. Historic locomotive photos, railroad memorabilia and Dunsmuir Roundhouse Diorama.

Dunsmuir Railroad Society invites the public to Ride it’s Membership Train by joining the membership at $10 annually. Send check to PO Box 324, Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir, CA 96025. Proceeds are used to continue maintenance of Amtrak Depot (the only Siskiyou County stop). Info: 235-0929.

Quilt show -- Stars Over Scott Valley, presented by Scott Valley Quilt Guild, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fort Jones City Hall, 11960 East Street. Held in conjunction with Scott Valley Creative Arts Guild’s Artisans’ Street Fair.

Includes drawings for theme baskets and fabric towers. Chance to win this year’s Opportunity Quilt, “Starlight-Starbright.” Tickets: $1 each. Proceeds used for local scholarships. Ticket info: 496-3216.

Armed Forces event -- County-wide event to honor our military personnel, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Siskiyou County Fairgrounds, Winema Hall, Yreka. Displays, resource booths, entertainment and ceremony.

Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m.; Entertainment, 9 to 11 a.m.; Resource Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Appreciation Ceremony, 11 a.m. to noon; lunch, noon to 1 p.m. Info: 842-8010 or 841-2761.

May 20

Bicycle clinic -- 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, 109 E. Lake Street. Hands-on class covering bicycle tires do’s and don’ts, brake and derailer adjustment, proper bicycle fit and comfort adjustments, and safe handling skills. Bicycles and tools provided. Fee: $30. Must register in advance: 926-1400. Hosted by MSCRC and The Fifth Season.

May 21

Public talk -- 6:30 to 8 p.m., Shasta Yoga Center, 201 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi will present a general teaching and discussion on “The Essential Truths of the Buddha.” Suggested offering: $10. Sponsored by Mount Shasta Friends of Tibetan Culture. Info: 859-2782 or www.mountshastafriendsoftibetanculture.org

May 22

Paws in the Park -- 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shastice Park, Mount Shasta. Dog walk, contests, demonstrations, food, microchipping, nail clipping. All dogs must be on leash. Leave aggressive and in heat dogs at home. Registration: $10; addition dogs, $5. Info: (530) 678-4408. Sponsored by Siskiyou Humane Society.

May 22 and 23

Weekend retreat -- Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi will conduct a six-session retreat with Tibetan Buddhist teachings and guided practices focusing on compassion. Topic: “Open Your Heart, Free Your Mind” with guided meditations. Sessions: 10 a.m. to noon; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Lunch provided both days.

Suggested offerings: $15, per session; $75, both full-day sessions. Prior arrangements available for exchange of service offerings. Held at 1520 Shasta Acres Road,?Mount Shasta. Info: 859-2782 or www.mountshastafriendsoftibetanculture.org

May 28

Service of Chant -- And meditation in the style of Taize, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 312 W. Alma Street, Mount Shasta. Interfaith service of sung prayer and silence. All are welcome. Info: 926-5720.

May 29

Garden tour and more -- Dunsmuir Garden Club’s annual free Flower Show, Plant Sale and Art Show, plus Garden Tour fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dunsmuir Community Building, 4843 Dunsmuir Avenue.

Garden Tour tickets: $10 each; available at Flower Show. Map to garden locations included. Proceeds benefit annual Dunsmuir High School scholarship.

Info: 235-9912 or 235-2611.

Pie social -- Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society’s 2nd annual Pie Social fundraiser, 10 a.m. (until pies are gone), Amtrak Depot in Dunsmuir. Local pie makers are asked to donate their favorite/famous pie(s). Call: 235-0839. Proceeds support continued maintenance of the Depot.

Dogwood Daze of Dunsmuir -- Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce celebrates the planting of over 52 dogwood trees in Dunsmuir. Merchant’s will offer sidewalk sales and special attractions in costumes of Dogpatch. The chamber urges everyone to wear Dogpatch costumes of Daisy mae and Lil’ Abner. Dogwood tree drive, doggie parade and pet adoption, Grower’s Market and prime rib street dinner. Plus tri-tip sandwiches, Dunsmuir High School Sadie Hawkins Race and Marriage Booth at ballpark. Info: 235-2177.

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