Calendar of events, updated June 1
• EFT meeting -- “How Emotional Freedom Technique speeds right-mindfulness and peace” with trainers Arthur Cronos and Susan Dillon. Eskaton Craft Room, 1020 Kingston Way, Mount Shasta, 6 p.m. Info: 938-1100.
Allergy wellness -- Free lecture on Allergy Wellness Program, 6 to 7 p.m., A Melo Place, downtown Mount Shasta, with acupuncturist Cheryl Drake; 859-1296.
• Swim team sign ups -- South Siskiyou Swim Team sign ups, 5 p.m., Weed Pool. All abilities welcome for recreation, competition or fitness. Cost: $125, 1st swimmer; $105, each additional family member. Practice begins Monday, June 13 at 4 p.m., ages 5-10; 4:45 p.m., ages 11-18. Info: 938-1293.
Health assessments -- Free XYTO Compass Health Assesments with local herb specialist Sandy Patterson, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sereni-tea, downtown Mount Shasta. Nature’s Sunshine Products available at 25 percent discount. Info: 938-3907.
Free herbal hour -- 4 to 5 p.m., Sereni-tea, downtown Mount Shasta with herb specialist Sandy Patterson. Topic: Developing Your Home’s Natural Medicine Chest. Learn what to put in your pocket first aid kit and what herbs to use for various ailments. Info: 938-3907.
Metal detecting club -- Siskiyou County Relic and Recovery Club meets on the 1st Thursday monthly at 7 p.m. at Siskiyou Lanes Bowling Center, 1601 S. Oregon Street in Yreka. Info: 964-2682.
Business seminar -- The Federal Technology Center presents a free Introduction to Federal Contracting seminar, 9 a.m. to noon, at Northeastern California Small Business Development hosted by Shasta College, 2990 Innsbruck Drive, Redding. To register: www.theftc.org or toll free, 866-382-7822.
Parents night out -- Parents who’d like time to themselves may drop their children off at the United Methodist Church, 312 W. Alma Street in Mount Shasta between 6 and 9 p.m. (use basement entrance on Cedar Street). Arts and crafts, games, cooking, music, storytelling or movie. Accommodations made for infants. Supervision by UMC adults. Nutritious meal provided. Space is limited. Reservations/info: 938-3022 or 574-6549.
Plant & bake sale -- McCloud Garden Club’s annual Spring Plant and Bake Sale, 9:30 a.m. until sellout, Heritage Junction Museum porch, Main Street, McCloud. Proceeds used for community projects.
• Garage sale -- Save the Rain will host their annual community-wide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 526 Eiler, off of Washington Drive in Mount Shasta. Donations can be dropped off all week prior to the sale. Purchases will help to bring clean water to the children of Africa. Info: 926-9999.
• Nature walk/hike -- Mount Shasta Community Resource Center is sponsoring a senior nature walk/hike on Lake Siskiyou Trail. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at Resource Center, 109 E. Lake Street. Cost: $1 to $2, for gas. Bring bag lunch and proper hiking/walking gear. Must sign up prior to event: Info: 926-1400.
Conversations with Laarkmaa -- 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Gallery Experience Room in The Gallery, downtown Mount Shasta. Info: 530-925-1037, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fireman’s muster -- McCloud Fire Department’s annual Fireman’s Muster. Includes parade, games, contests, fire safety info for kids, BBQ and dance. Vendors needed; 925-0029.
• Traders Co-op - Pn the first Sunday of every month, from 2 - 4 p.m., there will be a Traders Co-op at A Melo Place, 412 South Mt Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Everyone is welcome to come trade and barter your hand-crafted items, garden produce, seeds and homemade goods. No commercial items, please. Sponsored by Shasta Commons. Contact Leslie at 926-6836.
• Guest musician -- Guest musician Djin Aquarian, performs at the Center for Spiritual Growth, 4303 Oak Street in Dunsmuir at 11 a.m .Sunday. Info: 938-2930 or RevEleanor7@gmail.com
Charity hike or walk -- Benefit for Climb Against the Odds Breast Cancer Fund begins at Mount Shasta Resort tennis courts. Free coffee and goodies at start of event. Four bike ride options: 8:30 a.m. first bridge and Castle Lake; 10 a.m., Castle Lake; 10:15 a.m., second bridge; 11 a.m., first bridge. Walkers start time optional, walking any length on Lake Siskiyou Trail. Strollers and children encouraged. Lunch included at noon. Bring side dish and beverage. Free burgers, veggie burgers and hors d’oeuvres donated by Doris Moss Realty. Minimum tax deductible $20 donation for adults; kids are free. Info: 925-1001, 261-1297, 926-3370.
Portuguese picnic -- Annual Celebration of the Holy Ghost Festival in Hawkinsville commencing with Queens Parade to Immaculate Conception Church at 11 a.m.; Mass of Thanksgiving by Father Lawrence at 11:15 a.m.; followed by crowning of this year’s queen Kara Dancer. Includes Beef Pit Barbecue from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., bingo, drawings, music, games for children and auction.
Ride for the Mustangs -- Join the Mustang Medicine Hoop and Wild Horse Mentors on a ride to support the Wild Horse Nation. Begins at 1 p.m. at Playa del Grajo Ranch near Sheep Rock, goes to Highway 97, and back, followed by barbecue. Prizes for best dressed horse and rider; and most well behaved horse. Cost: $25 per horse and rider. Proceeds benefit Shingletown Wild Horse Sanctuary. Info: (530) 722-7322.
Flea market -- McCloud’s annual Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street. Features arts, crafts, antiques, tools, clothing, food, entertainment and more. Booth discounts for McCloud residents. Info: 964-3113.
• CFABD booth -- Citizens for a Better Dunsmuir is seeking donated saleable items (no clothes) for its booth at the McCloud Flea Market held on June 5. For free pick up/info: 235-2518, 925-0905 or 235-0085.
• Farmers market -- Mount Shasta Farmers Market opening day, 3:30 to 6 p.m., 411 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Local fresh produce, honey, meats, herbs, flowers, hand-crafted food and craft items. Help the environment, bring your own bags. Held every Monday.
• Presentation -- “Exploring the history and present day status of sovereignty under law.” 7 to 9 p.m. at Strings Cafe, 316 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Info: www.siskiyou.countyrepublic.org
June 7 and 8
Caregiver class -- Free Non-Medical Caregiver Class, June 7 and 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Madrone Senior Center, 810 N. Oregon Street, Yreka. Designed for family caregivers or anyone providing in-home care. Certificates of completion given to those completing both days of class. Lunch included. Registration deadline May 31: 459-5382 or toll-free (530) 995-0878.
• Easement workshop -- Siskiyou Land Trust will host a Conservation Easement Workshop, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Montague Community Hall Rotary Room, 200 S. 11th Street. There will be a break for lunch. Learn about conservation easement basics, legal and tax implications, mapping, monitoring, programs. Info: Kathleen Hitt 926-2259 or www.siskiyoulandtrust.org
• Support group -- Diabetes support group, 5:30 p.m. at the Mount Shasta Community Resource Center. Speaker: Bobby Elesky, ABC Certified Pedorthist and certified fitter of therapeutic shoes. He will discuss the proper shoes for diabetics and their availability to Medicare recipients. Info: 926-1400.
• Sign ups -- Weed Recreation District registration for Red Cross swim lessons, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bel Air Park conference room next to the pool. Several sessions for kids of all ages and levels. Info: 938-4635.
June 10, 11, 12
Railroad Days -- Dunsmuir’s 2011 Railroad Days event kicks off at 6 p.m. on June 10 with Allison & Victor at Meet the Trains. Three day event includes vintage trains, live entertainment, kids activities, parade, River Run, food and craft vendors. Space available for crafts, food and railroad related vendors. Space for community organizations at reduced rates. Vendor space: $75, three days; $20, non-profits. No alcohol sales. Prize raffle for vendors Sunday. Info: 235-4034.
River Run -- Dunsmuir Railroad Days River Run with 2-mile and 5-mile races. Registration fee: $15, includes 2011 RR Days t-shirt. Registration at 7 a.m. on day of race; or go to www.dunsmuirrailroaddays.org for registration forms.
Community yard sale -- Benefit for Mt. Shasta Nordic Snow Cat Groomer Fund, 8 a.m. until everything goes, at Mt. Shasta Integrative Medicine parking lot, downtown Mount Shasta. To donate furniture, sports equipment, good quality used items: email@example.com or 859-9168. Pick up is Friday, June 10.
Monks performance -- Monks of the Sacred Earth Tour’s “Journey to the Roof of the World: a Tibetan Sacred Dance Performance,” 7 p.m., College of the Siskiyous Ford Theater, Weed. Event for the whole family. Sounds and dramatic imagery of Tibetan sacred dance, music and chanting.
Pre-sale tickets: $10, adults; $5, youth/students, available in Mount Shasta at Village Books, Siskiyou Arts Council, Velvet Elephant; in Weed at Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, Scott Valley Bank; and in Yreka at Nature’s Kitchen. Tickets at the door, $12, adults. Hosted by Mount Shasta Friends of Tibetan Culture. Supported by Siskiyou Arts Council.
• Bike ride -- Free mountain bike ride for intermediate level, sponsored by Scott Valley Bikes & Sporting Goods. Meet at 8 a.m. at shop, 11223 Highway 3, Fort Jones and truck pool to ride location. Helmets, water and mountain bike with at least front suspension required. Info: 468-5672.
Free herbal hour -- 2 to 4 p.m., A Melo Place, downtown Mount Shasta with herb specialist Sandy Patterson. Topic: Developing Your Home’s Natural Medicine Chest. Learn what to put in your pocket first aid kit and what herbs to use for various ailments. Free samples. Info: 938-3907.
Water Talks: Local Fish and Fishing -- Learn about Mt. Shasta’s unique fish species at “Water Talks: Local Fish and Fishing” at the Mount Shasta Resort, 1000 Lake Siskiyou Blvd., 6-8 p.m. Info: Donna Boyd 530-925-4650 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
June 17, 18 and 19
Softball tournament -- Jimmy Jackson - Sacha Marino Memorial Softball Tournament, Bel Air Park in Weed. $100 entry fee; $1,000 payout. For sign-ups/info: 938-1480 or 261-0342.
Conversations with Laarkmaa -- 4 to 6 p.m., Gallery Experience Room in The Gallery, downtown Mount Shasta. See listing under June 4 for more info.
Audubon field trip -- Mt. Shasta Area Audubon field trip to McCloud River area with expert birder Joey Russell. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at north end of Ray’s Food Place parking lot, near old Dugout Restaurant in Mount Shasta. Info: 459-5190.
Golf tournament -- Weed Rotary Club’s 5th annual Golf Tournament at Lake Shastina Golf Resort. Registration, 8 a.m.; shotgun start, 9 a.m. Four man scramble includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch and small bucket of range balls. Prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and hole in one. Raffle prizes. To register/info: 938-3573.
History festival -- 8 Hosted by the Genealogical Society, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Armory Building at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. Free performances 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. by Celtic Cats, Highly Paid Professionals, Karuk Tribal Dancers, Circle and Square Dancers and a story teller from Sisson Museum.
June 20 to 24
• Vacation Bible School -Grace Presbyterian Church, 1090 N. Davis Avenue in Weed will host Vacation Bible School June 20 to 24 from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Theme: “PandaMania, Where God is Wild About You!” Psalm 139. Kids will explore “the mighty love of God.” VBS is free and open to all children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. Register by June 10 at www.snowcrest.net/gracepc or at the church office on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Info: 938-2019.
June 21, 22 and 23
Kids art class -- Siskiyou Arts Bus Mosaic Workshop for kids ages 8 to 12. Fee info: 859-2309 or stop by Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery, downtown Mount Shasta for registration form.
June 24 and 25
• Castella Fire Department Fundraiser -- The first annual Castella Fire District prime rib dinner auction fundraiser Saturday, June 25 at the Castella Firehouse, 29382 Main Street, Castella. Happy hour begins at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 and auction to follow. Live music by Harry and Debbie Blackwell following the auction. Tickets are $25 per person. Info: 530-917-9344 or 235-4495. The event is sponsored by the Castella/Dunsmuir Volunteers.
• Garden tour -- Remarkable and diverse gardens featured to benefit the Mt. Shasta Friends of the Library. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make donation at Spring Hill Nursery, 1234 Nixon Road across from the City Park and pick up map for self guided tour. Info: 926-2565.
June 28, 29 and 30
Kids art class -- Siskiyou Arts Bus Print Making Class for kids ages 8 to 12. Fee info: 859-2309 or stop by Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery, downtown Mount Shasta for registration form.
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