Calendar of Events, updated June 22

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Wed., June 22

Senior nature walk -- Mount Shasta Community Resource Center Senior Nature Walk/Hike outing to McCloud Falls. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at MSCRC, 109 E. Lake Street, Mount Shasta. Bring bag lunch and dress in layers. Car pooling fee: $2 each. To register and/or to be a driver using own vehicle: 926-1400.

Senior arts outing -- Mount Shasta Community Resource Center Senior Outdoor Creative Arts outing at McCloud Lower Falls parking lot for painting or drawing. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at MSCRC, 109 E. Lake Street, Mount Shasta. Bring bag lunch. All art supplies provided or bring your own. Car pooling fee: $2 each. To register and/or to be a driver using own vehicle: 926-1400.

Thurs., June 23

Common Law and the Constitution -- Free presentation, 7 to 9 p.m., Strings Italian Cafe, downtown Mount Shasta. Learn how present codes and regulations are different today. Everyone welcome. Dinner available for purchase at 6 p.m. Info: www.siskiyou.countyrepublic.org

Bike ride -- Mt. Shasta Pedali Thursday bike rides for all level of riders. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Edgewood and Jackson Roads in Edgewood. Info: www.shastapedali.com

June 24 and 25

• Run to the Far Side  -- 8th annual two-day motorcycle riding event and fundraiser, begins both days from 1712 Fairlane Road in Yreka, adjacent to fairgrounds. Friday’s Poker Run will be followed by the Far Side Run on Saturday, which takes riders down the roadways of Siskiyou County along a circuitous route that ends at Mt. Shasta Brewing Company in Weed.

For details email to shrffriggins@gmail.com

Sat., June 25

Rafting benefit  -- Turtle River Rafting Company raft trip to benefit Mercy Mt. Shasta Hospice, 9 a.m., Sims Flat to Mosquito Creek section of Sacramento River, just below Castle Crags. For novice and experienced rafters, adults and youth, age 9 and older. Begins with paddle and safety instruction. Bring lunch. Cost: $70 each. Space limited. Info/reservations: 926-3223, www.turtleriver.com  

Car wash -- Fundraiser by donation for Siskiyou Christian School at Mt. Shasta Tire Factory, N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta.

Fun in the Sun -- 10 a.m. to noon, Lake Shastina Bible Church, 5826 Jackson Ranch Road (rain or shine). Crafts, entertainment, fun and refreshments for all children. Info: 938-2525.

Prime rib dinner -- Castella Fire District Prime Rib Dinner/Auction fundraiser, Castella Firehouse, Main Street, Castella. Happy hour: 4:30 p.m.; dinner/auction, 5:30 p.m. Live music by Harry and Debbie Blackwell, Tickets: $25 at 235-4495 or (530) 917-9344.

Garden tour -- 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, across from Mount Shasta City Park and pick up map for self guided tour. Info: 926-2565.

Sun., June 26

• Dance and social -- For the young at heart, 4 to 8 p.m., Mount Shasta Elks Lodge 326 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Live music, appetizers, dancing and socializing. Cocktails available for purchase. No partner required. Couples are welcome. RSVP: 926-1400. Transportation available. Presented by Mount Shasta Community Resource Center with funding from its Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Older Adults.

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.

Fleece demo -- “Carding and Spinning Fleece,” 2 to 4 p.m., A Melo Place, downtown Mount Shasta. Demonstration of spinning and carding wool and alpaca fleece. Free, donations accepted. Info: 859-1296.

Mon., June 27

• Farmers’ market -- Mount Shasta Farmers’ Market every Monday, 3:30 to 6 p.m., between Castle and Alma Streets. Local fresh produce, honey, meats, herbs, flowers and more. Plus handcrafted food and craft items. Bring your own bag.

Tue., June 28

• Aglow event -- An evening of worship, wisdom and revelation, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Coffee Connection, downtown Mount Shasta. Doors open at 6 p.m. Special speakers introducing the cutting-edge topic “Men of Issachar” (men who understood the times) will release the blessing of Divine intentionality in the lives of others which influences the seven mountain of global culture. Sponsored by Mt. Shasta Aglow Community Lighthouse.

Mercy gift shop -- Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary Gift Shop’s pre-inventory 50 percent off sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in lobby. Shop closed Friday, July 1 for inventory. Info: 926-6111, extension 413.

Bike ride -- Mt. Shasta Pedali Tuesday bike rides for all level of riders. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at The Fifth Season back parking lot in Mount Shasta. Info: www.shastapedali.com

June 28, 29 and 30

Kids art class -- Siskiyou Arts Bus free Print Making Class for ages 8 to 12. To register: 859-2309.

July 2

• Growers market -- Dunsmuir Growers Market opening day, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Children’s Playground, downtown Dunsmuir. Featuring Village Harpist Patty Hill. Fresh picked produce. crafts and food items. Info: 235-4034.

July 2, 3 and 4

July 4 celebration -- Mount Shasta’s Fourth of July celebration takes place Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 2, 3 and 4. Includes vendors, live music, sidewalks sales, Mountain Runners Fun Run/Walk, parade, fireworks and more. Info: (530) 926-4865 or mtshastachamber.com

July 3

• Sunday breakfast -- Siskiyou Masons Lodge No. 297 First Sunday Breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, 629 Alder Street, Mount Shasta. All-you-can-eat ham, sausage, chicken livers, scrambled eggs, omelets, waffles, French toast, biscuits and gravy, fritters, fruit, coffee, milk and orange juice. Cost: $8, adults; $3, under 12.

• Street dance -- Benefit for Corben Brooks, 5 to 10 p.m., outside The Goat Tavern, downtown Mount Shasta. Live music by: Elvis, 5 p.m.; Chick Music, 6:30 p.m.; Rockit, 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Thunder Mountain Motor Sports.

Trader’s Co-op -- First Sunday monthly, 2 to 4 p.m., A Melo Place, 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mount Shasta. Trade and barter handcrafted items, garden produce, seeds, homemade goods. No commercial items. Sponsored by Shasta Commons. Info: 926-6836.

July 4

Pancake breakfast -- Fouth of July all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 6:30 to 11 a.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Hall, corner of Alma and Pine Streets, Mount Shasta. Serving pancakes, scrambled eggs and ham. Cost: $8, adults; $5, kids.

July 5, 6 and 7

Kids art class -- Siskiyou Arts Bus free Intro to Sewing and Designing Class for ages 8 to 12. To register/info: 859-2309.

July 7

• Farmers’ market -- Mount Shasta Farmers’ Market every Thursday (beginning July 7) 3:30 to 6 p.m., between Castle and Alma Streets. Local fresh produce, honey, meats, herbs, flowers and more. Plus handcrafted food and craft items. Bring your own bag.

July 7, 8, 9 & 10

Carnevale -- Weed’s 57th annual Carnevale is set for July 7, 8, 9 and 10 and includes music, food, carnival rides, beer, vendors, bocce ball and softball tournaments, and Top of the State Race. Weed Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for vendors and entertainers. For applications or to participate in any of the tournaments: 938-4624 or www.weedchamber.com

July 8, 9 and 10

• Ride in the Light -- Christian-based motorcycle rally at Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds in Yreka. Family-friendly event catering to all motorcyclists. Bike games, poker run, rides, bike show competition, vendors, food, wheelchair games and parade, car show, raffles and live music. General public is invited. Activities for non-riders too. Focus is to provide support and raise awareness for the disabled. Info/to register visit www.rideinthelightrally.com or email: rideinthelightrally@yahoo.com

July 9

• Gala dinner & auction -- Stable Hands Therapeutic Riding Program’s annual Gala Dinner and Auction fundraiser, 5 p.m., Miner’s Inn Convention Center, Yreka. Raymond Zanni Catering will serve a full sit-down dinner with selection of fine wines at 6 p.m. Dinner selections: filet mignon with béarnaise sauce, rotisserie salmon with dill sauce, pasta primavera, or surf and turf. Auction highlights: art work of local artists and trip to Cozumel, Mexico. Music provided by Tom and Leslie. Reservation deadline: July 1 at 842-3082 (leave number). Info: www.stablehands.org

July 10

• 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.

July 12, 13 and 14

Kids art class -- Siskiyou Arts Bus free Making Clay Masks Class for ages 8 to 12. To register/info: 859-2309.

July 13

• Horsemen meeting -- Top of the State Back Country Horsemen meeting, 7 p.m., Fort Jones City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Info: 842-0882.

July 16

• Railroad display -- Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society’s Railroad Display Room, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Amtrak Depot. Historic railroad photos, artifacts and memorabilia. Drawing for two Coast Starlight tickets and two quilts held at 1:30 p.m. Winners need not be present. Proceeds go towards Amtrak Depot maintenance and re-establishment of Dunsmuir Museum. Museum volunteers are being sought: 235-0929 or 235-0839.

Hat Creek BBQ -- Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department’s 32nd annual Deep Pit Barbecue at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch and RV Park located on Doty Road off Highway 89 in Hat Creek. Craft Fair begins at 10 a.m. BBQ from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost: $10. All proceeds benefit HCVFD. Raffle prizes include: Kindle, BluRay DVD, 42-inch HD TV, fishing trip for two, kayak tour for two, BBQ grill, handmade quilt and more; (530) 335-7236 or email: patpell@frontiernet.net

July 23

Mossbrae Music Festival -- Hosted by Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce in Dunsmuir City Park, Botanical Gardens. Local group Sound Advice will open the festival. Headlining the event is Lydia Pense and Cold Blood. Info: www.dunsmuir.com or 235-2177.

July 25

• Meditation talk -- Aspects of the Serene Reflection Meditation Tradition, 7 p.m., Mount Shasta City Park, lower lodge. Presented by Shasta Abby monks. Topic: “The Buddhist Precepts.” Teaching on how foundational Buddhist practices are relevant to daily life in 2011. Free, donations accepted. Info: 926-4208, www.shastaabbey.org

July 30

• ShastaYama -- 7th annual Taiko Festival, 6 p.m., Shastice Park, Mount Shasta. Gates open at 5 p.m. Lawn seating. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, warm clothes and flashlight. Food and refreshments available for purchase. No pets or glass allowed. Cost: $25, adults; $20, ages 13-17; $15, ages 5-12; free, ages 4 and under. Tickets available in Mount Shasta at Village Books and Soul Connections; Yreka Chamber of Commerce; in Redding at Bogbean Books & Music; and at the gate. Or by credit card at 800-926-4865, extension 203 or www.shastayama.org Info: 859-8686.

Aug. 10 to 14

Fair -- The Siskiyou Golden Fair, “A Blue Ribbon Affair,” has been scheduled to run Aug. 10 to 14 at the county fairgrounds in Yreka. Country music singer Ronnie Milsap will perform on Aug. 11. Tickets for the concert go on sale June 2. Cost: $25 for box seats and the pit; $20 for reserved grandstand; $15 for general admission. Info: 842-2767, info@sisqfair.com or www.sisqfair.com

Aug. 15 to 18

• Leadership Summit -- Educational and Community Leadership Summit: Magnet Schools = Magnet Communities,” 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mount Shasta Resort. Life optimization advanced leadership training for all Siskiyou Union High School District staff, students, parents, business and community representatives. Free. Lunch provided. To register: www.sisuhsd.net Info: 926-3006 or email mmatheson@sisuhsd.net

Aug. 22 to 23

• Leadership Summit -- Educational and Community Leadership Summit: Magnet Schools = Magnet Communities,” 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Weed High School. Life optimization advanced leadership training for all Siskiyou Union High School District staff, students, parents, business and community representatives. Free. Lunch provided. To register: www.sisuhsd.net Info: 926-3006 or email mmatheson@sisuhsd.net

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