TRINITY COUNTY EVENTS CALENDAR - Updated July 22, 2016
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TRINITY ALLIANCE OF THE HEALING ARTS COMMUNITY WELLNESS CENTER & HAPPY SALMON GALLERY (140 N. Miner Street): Please stop by to see their new home. There is always an art show on the walls. They hold twice a month healing arts clinics - one is 5pm-8pm on Art Cruise nights, the other is on a Saturday TBA. Services available at Wellness Center: Reiki healing sessions in practitioner room; Consultations for herbal tonics, flower essences, and nutrition; Personal essence portraits; Astrological readings; Numerology Profiles; Dermatoglyphic (hand) readings; Intuitive Counseling; and Tarot readings. Please call or leave a message at 623-4523 for more info or to make an appointment. Now that TAHA has a physical location they are encouraging it's members to use it for the benefit of our community. If you have a class or workshop that you have been thinking about presenting, now is the time to get it on their calendar. All that is needed is to present the TAHA board with a written proposal of what you plan to teach, along with your experience in teaching that subject. More info: call 623-4213.

Weaverville and Hayfork Library hours: WEAVERVILLE - Monday & Wednesday: 1pm-6pm; Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-3pm. HAYFORK- Monday & Wednesday: 11am-4pm; Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-2pm. Trinity Center Library will retain same hours: Thursdays: 12noon-4pm.

Fracking involves injecting millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemicals thousands of feet underground at high pressure to crack the rock and release trapped pockets of oil and gas. The gas leaks into our water table with the chemicals used to extract it. The damage is irreversible. This dangerous method of oil and gas drilling is already causing poisoned water and air in Wyoming, earthquakes in Ohio, and tap water that lights on fire in Pennsylvania. There is already Frack waste in your water in California, Colorado, and other states. It is not regulated anywhere. The underground explosions risk more earthquakes, and we are already seeing cancer clusters in neighborhoods around frack sites. While we know fracking is happening in California's Monterey Shale formation - which extends from Monterey County and the Central Valley to the Northern Los Angeles area - there are currently no regulations protecting our water from fracking in California. It's not even clear if it can be practiced safely. History has shown that the cement casing crack within 3 years. This is related to the Gulf disaster. Yet the Department of Conservation is moving forward with regulations that will continue to allowing fracking in California. We have enough water problems in California already. There is a global water shortage already. We don't need flammable water too! Until fracking can be demonstrated safe, which is unlikely, Governor Brown should Ban Fracking in California. More info: contact: Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager, CREDO Action from Working Assets.

Tom Stokely, former Hayfork resident and Trinity County natural resources planner, is very knowledgeable about the implications of Governor Brown’s “Peripheral Tunnels” project on Trinity River, State of Jefferson and California. July 2012 Governor Brown announced his plan to drill two 33’ tunnels 150 feet under California’s Delta, big enough to siphon the entire Sacramento River to thirsty San Joaquin Valley agribusiness and Southern California cities. Previous plans to build a “Peripheral Canal” were defeated by California voters in 1982 during Brown’s first tenure as governor of California. The Governor is refusing to define any specifics of the project and is asking citizens to just “trust us.” Water export amounts and fishery protection flows are being put off until after project is constructed, a “plumbing before policy” decision to misinform the public about true costs. Cost estimates are significantly underestimated. While Peripheral Tunnel proponents claim that the beneficiaries of the project will pay for it, they are planning on substantial subsidies from state and federal taxpayers amounting to billions more borrowed dollars. Much more cost effective means of providing water supply reliability including recycling, conservation, storm-water capture, desalination and reinstatement of the urban water preference in State Water Project contracts. A cost/benefit study found for every $2.50 spent on project, there would be only $1 in benefits. Tom Stokely worked for 20 years on passage and implementation of 2000 Trinity River Record of Decision that reallocated water back to Trinity River for fishery restoration. He now works for California Water Impact Network and lives in Mt. Shasta. He is a public member of federal advisory committee for Trinity River Restoration Program, the Trinity River Adaptive Management Working Group. California Water Impact Network promotes equitable and environmental use of California's water, including in-stream uses, through research, planning, public education, and litigation. More info: call Tom Stokely at 926-9727 or email tstokely@att.net

If you eat meat it is important to know where your meat comes from and how is is raised and slaughtered. If you buy commercially produced meat, you are supporting an industry that is unnecessarily cruel to animals. If you have 11 minutes, please watch this video for a short and painful education about what really happens at commercial animal factories and slaughterhouses. Then consider paying the extra money to buy your meat from local sources in Northern California, where the animals are allowed to live out a more natural life outdoors and are slaughtered more humanely.

"75% of food and fiber we grow today was discovered and cultivated by native farmers and hunter-gatherers of North, Central and South America. These indigenous varieties include corn, beans, peanuts, cotton, potatoes, tomatoes, chili peppers, avocados, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, squashes, black walnuts, pecans, chocolate, tobacco, rubber, sunflowers, and medicinal herbs and plants." Read rest of article.

"When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money." - Cree teaching

***JULY 2016***
SAT JULY 23: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BLACKSMITH CLASSES at J.J. Jackson Museum Blacksmith Shop (780 Main Street) 9am-3pm. More info: call 623-5211. Classes are held on second and fourth Saturdays each month October - May.

SAT JULY 23: MANTON, CA - 2ND ANNUAL SUMMER MOUNTAIN MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 11am-8pm. Gates open at 10am. Live music by local North State musicians: One Button Suit, Buckhorn Mountain Stompers, Reckoning (Dead Grass), Jim Cooke Band, The Old Kennet String Band, Mathew Songmaker, The Locals, The Mountain Messengers. Twice the fun as last years festival along with food, Cedar Crest wines & craft beers, arts & crafts, fundraising raffle, silent auction. Admission: $10/adult, free/kids under 12. Tickets available at Brass Reed, Music Connection, and Manton Corners Grocery Store. More info: call 604-8706 or at North North State Fiddlers. NOTE: They are rounding up volunteers. Event will require help of many hands. Go to link to sign up for whichever task you would prefer, or sign up as an extra if you are open to whatever. They contact you soon to follow up and finalize details of your shift(s). As a volunteer you will receive free admission to the festival in addition to a meal and beverage ticket. 

SAT JULY 23: WEAVERVILLE - TAHA HOLISTIC HEALING ARTS MINI FAIR at Trinity Alliance for the Healing Arts Community Wellness Center (140 N. Miner Street) 11am-3pm. Their featured practitioner will be SuZan La Berteaux who will be offering Plant Spirit Readings. They will also be offering Massage, Reiki Energy Healing, Astrological Consultations, Dermatoglyphic Readings, Crystal Healing, and Tarot Readings. They will be serving a vegetarian Indian lunch plate for $6. Menu is Lentil Dhal Soup, Cauliflower Curry, Coconut Rice, Raita, Naan, and Mango Lassi Beverages. They have a number of cool wellness related raffle items and tickets are available for purchase. Drawings will take place at Annual Healing Arts Fair on SEPT 10. More info: call TAHA House at 623-2244.

SAT JULY 23: WEAVERVILLE - NORCAL JAZZ FESTIVAL at Lee Fong Park 4-9pm. 3 acts: Cool Breeze Jazz at 5pm. Local ensemble including Ben Harper, Jonathon Imhoff, MaryJo Fiermonte, Hal Oleari, and John Whaley. Second Act: Guitar Masters Eric Peter & Mike Wiegert at 6:15 pm. Headliner: The Soulful Jazz sounds of Kezirah's at 7:40pm (approximately). Fantastic food vendors: RB's Prime Cuts BBQ; Weaverville Rotary serving Gourmet Sausages; and Juice Garden featuring Zelda's Blasian Thai Cuisine. Cool down & hydrate with Rotary Wine Ta sting; Sierra Nevada Micro Brews; Chellbee's Ice Cream Jeep; and Jacob's Snow Cones. Festival will feature 10 Arts & Crafts vendors for your pleasure: the Impressionist vision of painter Billy Andrews, Doodlebug Designs Julie Bullock with painting on Glass, PC Cork purses, bags, hats fashioned of cork, Bamboo Threads featuring kerchief coolers, lovely socks, shirts and more, William Paulsen's wood boxes, and Spectacular Jewelry from Tina Teuscher and Earthdance. Michael Pollice will provide chair massages. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy Lee Fong Park and Jazz. Tickets: $10/advance in Weaverville at Trinity County Chamber of Commerce, Gold Rush Jewelers, and Farmers Market or $15 at gate; in Hayfork, contact Christine Seronello for tickets at hayforkvalleyviews@snowcrest.net or call 628-5418. Coolers OK, no outside alcohol or glass, no dogs. More info: call Jill Richards, at ARTs Council at 623-2760.

SAT JULY 23 - SUN JULY 24: WEAVERVILLE - 2016 SUMMER YOUTH PRODUCTION PLAY: TURN IN THE RIVER (a play in 3 acts) at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center. SAT at 7pm; SUN at 3pm. Presented by Trinity Players. They are using shadow puppetry, animated videos done by Trinity County students, shadow acting, and regular acting/singing/dancing to help their backpacking cast tell the stories of Trinity County natives, settlers, and current residents. The show includes several Wintu songs and stories, and original music by Jim Auguston. Featuring 33 students from Trinity County. Tickets are $7/person or $30/family and are available at door.

SUN JULY 24: WEAVERVILLE - SONGKEEPERS SUNDAY AFTERNOON MUSIC WITH MARGARET at Trinity Alliance for the Healing Arts Community Wellness Center (140 N. Miner Street) 12noon-2pm. Led by Margaret Richards. Dates for March are 13th and 27th. "Come sing with them and help keep the Sacred Earth songs and Ancient Wisdom alive." More info: call Margaret at 623-2278 or 623-2244. Second & fourth Sundays of each month.

SUN JULY 24: PALO CEDRO, CA - CSOTFA DISTRICT 6 OLD TIME FIDDLE CONCERT & JAM at Millville Grange Hall (22037 Old Forty-four Drive) 2pm-4pm. Free concert followed by Open Mic. If you feel like joining in the fun, bring your fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, or other favorite acoustic instrument and join them. This event has great community support with food provided by Millville Grange and dessert provided by “For the Love of Pie.” If great music isn’t enough, the great food is something you don’t want to miss. More info: call George Fredson at 604-8706 or email RootsMusic@Csotfa.org. Fourth Sunday each month.  UPCOMING DATES: SUN AUG 28; SUN SEPT 18 or 25 (call to confirm which date).

MONDAY THOUGHT: "Variety is the spice of life. Monotony finances it."

MON JULY 25: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: YOGA FOR EVERY BODY at Hayfork Yoga Center 11am-12:30pm. Taught by Claudia Bird. Beginners welcome. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Claudia at 739-9219.
SCHEDULE NOTE: Due to health issues with Claudia's husband, some of Claudia's classes may be self-led by Judy.
 
MON JULY 25: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: YOGA FOR EVERY BODY at Hayfork Yoga Center at 4pm.  Taught by Claudia Bird. Beginners welcome. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Claudia at 739-9219. SCHEDULE NOTE: Due to health issues with Claudia's husband, some of Claudia's classes may be self-led by Judy.

MON JULY 25: JUNCTION CITY - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS at at North Fork Grange 5:30pm-7pm. All are welcome. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Donation is requested to pay for power and propane. Class is taught by Laurie Lingemann or Mari Brazzell. More info: call Laurie at 623-7247. Weekly on Mondays and Thursdays.

MON JULY 25: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY NORCAL KNIT & CROCHET CLUB MEETING at Sweet Sheep Yarn (515 Main Street) 6pm-8pm. NorCal Knit and Crochet Club is open to anyone with an interest in knitting and crochet, as well as other forms of needlework. They are members of Knitting Guild of America and Crochet Guild of America. Sweet Sheep Yarn is situated in historic district in a building that was built in 1855. The architecture is perfect for displaying yarn as the floor to ceiling shelves that were hand-carved before the 1900s are still intact. They sell quality yarn from Berroco, Cascade, Rowan, Debbie Bliss, Noro, Katia, Queensland, Pagewood Farm, Mountain Colors, and Universal and offer personal instruction in knitting and crochet. More info: call Jan Saxon at 623-8650.

TUES JULY 26: WEAVERVILLE - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING in BOS chambers at Trinity County Library meeting room at 9am. View meeting info, agenda, and archived minutes. Second & fourth Tuesdays each month. See 2014 BOS meeting calendar.

TUES JULY 26: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY DROP-IN MEDITATION at Trinity Alliance for the Healing Arts Community Wellness Center (140 N. Miner Street) 12noon-1pm. By donation.

TUES JULY 26: HAYFORK - CEMETERY ASSOCIATION MEETINGS at Community Center. Board meeting at 6pm. Public meeting at 7pm. Donations to this group are tax-deductible. More info: call 628-4206. Last Tuesday each month.

WED JULY 27: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY WARM UP KNIT & CROCHET FOR CHARITY at Sweet Sheep Yarn (515 Main Street) 12noon-2pm. Sweet Sheep Yarn is situated in the historic district in a building that was built in 1855. The architecture is perfect for displaying yarn as the floor to ceiling shelves that were hand-carved before the 1900s are still intact. They sell quality yarn from Berroco, Cascade, Rowan, Debbie Bliss, Noro, Katia, Queensland, Pagewood Farm, Mountain Colors, and Universal and offer personal instruction in knitting and crochet. More info: call Jan Saxon at 623-8650.

WED JULY 27: WEAVERVILLE - FREE CLASS: EMOTIONAL AROMA THERAPY at 1pm-2pm with Prema at Trinity Alliance for the Healing Arts Community Wellness Center (140 N. Miner Street).

WED JULY 27: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: EASY FLOW YOGA at Hayfork Yoga Center 4pm-5:15pm. Taught by Claudia Bird. Beginners welcome. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. $5/class. More info: call Claudia at 739-9219.  SCHEDULE NOTE: Due to health issues with Claudia's husband, some of Claudia's classes may be self-led by Judy.

WED JULY 27: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY OPEN STUDIO at Our Space Gallery & Working Studio (555 Main Street Suite C, door faces Highway 3) at 4pm. More info: call Pam or Elizabeth at 778-3135 or 739-0626.

WED JULY 27: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET at Highland Art Center 4pm-7pm. 2016 Fresh Market Bag Program season began JUNE 1. Fresh Market Bag Program (FMBP) provides participants one weekly bag of the freshest locally grown produce, harvested on Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings, and bagged up for your convenience. FM bags will be available for 18 weeks, every Wednesday at Weaverville Farmers Market JUNE 1 - SEPT 28. FMBP participants can pre-pay by week, by month, or for entire season to enjoy a variety of fresh, locally grown and produced foods. They encourage participants to pay up front for entire whole season, if possible, as it ensures some economic stability for food producers. Chanda Johnson is Fresh Market Bag Program manager for 2016. She welcomes your constructive feedback. More info: call Chanda at 623-2380.

WED JULY 2y: HAYFORK - WEEKLY TRINITY COUNTY HORSE & LONG EARS  PLAY DAY at Trinity County Fairgrounds arena at 5:30pm (weather dependent, check website). Get together to play with your equines in a safe learning environment. Great time to work on skills for any discipline you may be pursuing. More info: call Audrey Williamson, vice president, at 739-3283 or email long.eared.mule@gmail.com.

THURS JULY 28: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL SPECIAL COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLAN AGENCY MEETING at Weaverville Fire Hall (125 Bremer Street) at 1:30pm. Meeting is open to public. More info or for agenda: call Shiloe Braxton, District Manager at Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) at 623-6004. Fourth Thursday each month (except Nov/Dec).

THURS JULY 28: WEAVERVILLE - FREE CLASS: EXPLORING ESSENTIAL OILS at 3pm-4pm with Prema at Trinity Alliance for the Healing Arts Community Wellness Center (140 N. Miner Street).

THURS JULY 28: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY HIGH TEA at Our Space Gallery & Working Studio (555 Main Street Suite C, door faces Highway 3) at 4pm. High tea with lovely cakes and aromatic teas. Open to the public. More info: call Pam or Elizabeth at 778-3135 or 739-0626.

THURS JULY 28: COFFEE CREEK - WEEKLY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - WOMEN ONLY MEETING at private residence on Carrville Loop at 5pm. The location does not have a street address but is easy to find. More info or for directions: call 266-3636.

THURS JULY 28: JUNCTION CITY - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS at North Fork Grange 5:30pm-7pm. All are welcome. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Donation is requested to pay for power and propane. Class is taught by Laurie Lingemann or Mari Brazzell. More info: call Laurie at 623-7247. Weekly on Mondays and Thursdays.

FRI JULY 29: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: YOGA FOR EVERY BODY at Hayfork Yoga Center 11am-12:30pm. Taught by Claudia Bird. Beginners welcome. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. $5/class. More info: call Claudia at 739-9219. SCHEDULE NOTE: Due to health issues with Claudia's husband, some of Claudia's classes may be self-led by Judy.

FRI JULY 29: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY FRIDAY FIX IT DAY at Sweet Sheep Yarn (515 Main Street) all day. Drop by for help on knitting & crochet projects or techniques at no cost to you. Sweet Sheep Yarn is situated in historic district in a building that was built in 1855. The architecture is perfect for displaying yarn as the floor to ceiling shelves that were hand-carved before the 1900s are still intact. They sell quality yarn from Berroco, Cascade, Rowan, Debbie Bliss, Noro, Katia, Queensland, Pagewood Farm, Mountain Colors, and Universal and offer personal instruction in knitting and crochet. More info: call Jan Saxon at 623-8650.

FRI JULY 29: HAYFORK - WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET at Hayfork Park 4pm-7pm. They always need more vendors, as well as musicians to perform! More info: call Jill Miller at 739-9931.

FRI JULY 29: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS at Hayfork Yoga Center - CANCELLED! SCHEDULE NOTE: Kate's classes on FRI JULY 29 and SAT JULY 30 are CANCELLED. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Kate at 739-8993.

FRI JULY 29: HAYFORK - WEEKLY OPEN MIC at Northern Delights Coffeehouse 7pm-11pm.  

SAT JULY 30: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS at Hayfork Yoga Center - CANCELLED! SCHEDULE NOTE: Kate's classes on FRI JULY 29 and SAT JULY 30 are CANCELLED. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Kate at 739-8993.
 
***AUGUST 2016***
MON AUG 1: LEWISTON - LEWISTON SPARKIES FIREFIGHTER AUXILIARY GROUP MEETING at Community Center (Texas Avenue) at 3pm. Open to men & women over age 16. Public is welcome. More info: call Kristen at 778-3132. First Monday each month.

MON AUG 1: SHINGLETOWN, CA - UKULELE GROUP at 6pm. Bring your ukulele and join them for music and singing. More info or for location: call Nicki at 474-4427. First and third Mondays each month.

TUES AUG 2: HAYFORK - FOOD COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION at Trinity County Fairgrounds 9am-10am. First Tuesday each month.

TUES AUG 2: WILLOW CREEK - STUDIO 299 CENTER FOR THE ARTS MEETING at St. Joseph's Community Service Room at 5pm. Studio 299 is a non-profit artist's collaborative serving Western Trinity & Eastern Humboldt counties area. More info: call 629-3488. First Tuesday each month.

TUES AUG 2: HAYFORK - MOUNTAIN ACTORS WORKSHOP MEETING at home of Chris and Melody Semer at 6:30pm. Open to public. More info: call Chris or Melodye Semer at 628-5445 or call Kitty Wilson. First Tuesday each month.

WED AUG 3: LEWISTON - GARDEN CLUB MEETING at Community Center. Social time is 12:30pm-1pm. Meeting & presentation at 1pm. Refreshments served afterward. Guests always welcome. More info: call Carolyn Rhody at 623-6170. First Wednesday each month.

WED AUG 3: HAYFORK - OFFICE HOURS FOR DISTRICTS 3 & 5 SUPERVISORS (HAYFORK & HYAMPOM) at Trinity County Fairgrounds 1:30pm-4pm. Second Wednesday each month.

THURS AUG 4: HAYFORK - BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB at Hayfork Yoga Center 1pm-2:30pm. Prior reading not required. Feel free to join in anytime to discuss book and share insights. Chairs and cushions available. First and Third Thursdays each month. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Patricia at 628-4630.

THURS AUG 4: HAYFORK - REIKI HEALING CIRCLE at Hayfork Yoga Center at 3pm. Share in the experience of healing from physical, emotional, & mental trauma. Practitioners & receivers are welcome. Prior Reiki experience not required. Chairs and cushions are available. Free or by donation. First and third Thursdays each month. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Patricia at 628-4630.

FRI AUG 5: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS at Hayfork Yoga Center 5pm-6:15pm. Taught by Kate Hart. Beginners welcome. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Kate at 739-8993. SCHEDULE NOTE: Kate's classes on FRI JULY 29 and SAT JULY 30 are CANCELLED.

SAT AUG 6: HAYFORK - COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST at Roderick Senior Center 8am-10am. $7 donation. Everyone welcome. First Saturday each month.

SAT AUG 6: WEAVERVILLE - MONTHLY RABIES CLINIC at Trinity Animal Hospital 9am-12noon. All rabies and other vaccines and heartworm test will be given at a discounted price. No app't, walk-in, first come, first served. First Saturday each month.

SAT AUG 6: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS at Hayfork Yoga Center 10am-11:15am. Taught by Kate Hart. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Kate at 739-8993. SCHEDULE NOTE: Kate's classes on FRI JULY 29 and SAT JULY 30 are CANCELLED.

SAT AUG 6: WEAVERVILLE - MONTHLY HOLISTIC HEALING CLINIC at Trinity Alliance for the Healing Arts Community Wellness Center (140 N. Miner Street) 5pm-8pm. Clinic may include Reiki Energy Healing, Reflexology, EFT, Tarot Readings, Hand Massage, and more. Cost is a donation. Also available for sale are medicinal mushroom products, creams and lip balms, and soaps handmade by TAHA members, not to mention art and essential oils, all in the Happy Salmon Gallery. New art show will be up in Happy Salmon Gallery within TAHA's Wellness Center. Come by during Art Cruise to see this wonderful new show! Healthy appetizers and beverages will be served.

SAT AUG 6: WEAVERVILLE - ART CRUISE at various locations 5-8pm. Monthly artist's receptions and show openings with food and beverages. Live music at various locations. Participating galleries and businesses may include: The Happy Salmon Gallery (at Trinity Alliance for the Healing Arts Community Wellness Center at 140 N. Miner Street), Highland Art Center & GalleryJake Jackson Museum, Our Space, Our Space, Weaverville Realty, Umpqua Bank, Our Space Studio & Gallery, Gold Rush Jewelers, Trinity County Chamber of Commerce, Sweet Sheep Yarn, Olson Stoneware, Main Street Gallery, Mamma Llama Coffeehouse, Angela's Bead Art, and more! First Saturday each month. Summer hours for Highland Art Center as of MAY 2016: TUES - SAT: 11am-5pm; SUN & MON: Closed. This summer, they will be staying open during Farmer's Market on Wednesdays until 7pm!

SUN AUG 7: REDDING, CA - CSOTFA - DISTRICT 6 FIDDLE JAM, OPEN MIC & FREE CONCERT at St. James Lutheran Church meeting room (2500 Shasta View Blvd, just south of Highway 44) 1pm-4:30pm. 1pm - Open Jam Session; 2pm - Free Concert; Open Mic following concert. All ages and levels welcome. Dessert provided by “For the Love of Pie.” 1pm: Open Jam Session; 2pm: Free concert, followed by Open Mic. Downstairs they have two rooms dedicated to Old Time Fiddle jamming, for pickers and players, and another Bluegrass Jam, for those that like to sing a few tunes, plus a Slow Jam for anyone that feels the need to hone their picking or playing skills and practice some traditional fiddle tunes just for fun and without any pressure. Everyone is welcome to participate (beginner, intermediate and advanced), listen or just join friends and spend time together jamming and visiting. If you have a band or fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, etc. students that would like to stage a performance in the future, please contact them. More info: email RootsMusic@csotfa.org or call George Fredson at 604-8706. DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 44 East; Shasta View is 2nd or 3rd exit; turn right; church is on right. First Sunday each month. UPCOMING 2016 DATES: SUN SEPT 4.  

MON AUG 8: HAYFORK - COMMUNITY SPIRITS MEETING at Trinity County Fairgrounds at 2pm. Everyone is welcome. Group sponsors help during blood drives, Friends of the Library, Welcome Wagon, and more. Public is welcome. Second Monday each month. 

TUES AUG 9: WEAVERVILLE - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING in BOS chambers at Trinity County Library meeting room at 9am. View meeting info, agenda, and archived minutes. Second & fourth Tuesdays each month. See 2014 BOS meeting calendar.

TUES AUG 9: HAYFORK - GREATER HAYFORK VALLEY PARKS & RECREATION DISTRICT MEETING at (former) Head Start Building in Hayfork Park at 6pm. Open to the public. More info call Mike Fillette. Second Tuesday each month.

WED AUG 10 (?): WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD MEETING at Alice Goen Jones History Center at 4pm-6pm. More info: call museum at 623-5211 or contact a TCHS board member. Second Wednesday each month - may be in hiatus for summer??

WED AUG 10: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY RED CROSS VOLUNTEER MEETING at location TBA (usually at Trinity County Office of Education Main Conference Room) (201 Memorial Drive) 6pm-8pm. Meetings are for current volunteers. They welcome anyone interested in learning more about volunteering for Red Cross! Don't wait till the fires or disasters start! Get trained now to be a local volunteer. More info: call Veronica Dudin, Training Coordinator / County Lead, American Red Cross Gold Country Region, at 530-510-2295. Second Wednesday each month, usually in Weaverville. SCHEDULE NOTE: SEPT 13 Meeting will NOT be in Weaverville - location TBA.

WED AUG 10: REDDING - SPOKEN WORD NIGHT AT THE LOFT at The Bohemian Art Loft (3304-B Bechelli Lane) at 7pm. For serious poets, writers, playwrights, storytellers, comedians, and actors of all genres. No censorship. Audience welcome. Donations accepted. Refreshments served. More info or to confirm: call 229-7818. Second Wednesday each month.
 
FRI AUG 12: HAYFORK - TRINITY COUNTY HORSE & LONG EARS TRAIL TRIAL SERIES behind Trinity County Fairgrounds Arena. Signups at 9am, event starts at 10am. More info or for future event dates: call Audrey Williamson, vice president, at 739-3283 or email long.eared.mule@gmail.com

SAT AUG 13: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BLACKSMITH CLASSES at J.J. Jackson Museum Blacksmith Shop (780 Main Street) 9am-3pm. More info: call 623-5211. Classes are held on second and fourth Saturdays each month October - May.

SAT AUG 13: REDDING, CA - CSOTFA FREE OLD TIME FIDDLE CONCERT, OPEN MIC & JAM at Round Table Pizza in Mt. Shasta Mall (900 Dana Drive) 5:30pm-7:30pm. They open with a free concert followed by performances at Open Mic, plus some great pizza. This is part of their Community Concert Series in which they sponsor performances and fiddle jams for enjoyment by the general public. "Pizza goes better with music, and music goes better with pizza!" More info: call George Fredson at 604-8706 or email RootsMusic@Csotfa.org. Second Saturday each month. 

SAT AUG 13: CHICO, CA - CONTRA DANCE at Chico Grange (2775 Nord Avenue, off East Avenue, at Rodeo Avenue). Beginner's orientation: 6:30pm. Dance: 7pm-10pm. Live music. All dances are taught in a walk-thru and then called to music. You do not have to bring a partner with you. Finger-foods always welcome. Admission: $8/adult; $4/teen or student with ID; $7/members; children free with supervising adult. More info: call Mark or Grace at 877-2930 or Joy at 891-8789. Second Saturday each month.

SUN AUG 14 (?): VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN TRINITY COUNTY - TRINITY COUNTY HORSE & LONG EARS MONTHLY TRAIL RIDE. Location posted on website. Group members meet to explore beauty of Trinity County on horseback. Riders are encouraged to car pool to trail head and bring a lunch. Please be saddled up and ready to hit the trail at ride start time. More info: call Audrey Williamson, vice president, at 739-3283 or email long.eared.mule@gmail.com. Second Sunday each month, weather dependent, time and location varies - check calendar on website. SCHEDULE NOTE: Please confirm, due to this being TC FAIR weekend and there being a Gymkhana today at 1pm.

SUN AUG 14: WEAVERVILLE - SONGKEEPERS SUNDAY AFTERNOON MUSIC WITH MARGARET at Trinity Alliance for the Healing Arts Community Wellness Center (140 N. Miner Street) 12noon-2pm. Led by Margaret Richards. "Come sing with them and help keep the Sacred Earth songs and Ancient Wisdom alive." By donation. More info: call Margaret at 623-2278 or 623-2244. Second & fourth Sundays of each month.

SUN AUG 14: ANDERSON, CA - OLD TIME MUSIC CIRCLE at Anderson Church of Christ (3434 North Street, corner of North and Riverside). Playing begins at 12noon; potluck at 1pm; followed by more playing until 3pm. Bring a potluck dish, your acoustic instrument/s and your favorite oldtime songs. Second Sunday each month.

SUN AUG 14: HAYFORK - TRINITY COUNTY HORSE & LONG EARS MONTHLY GYMKHANA at Trinity County Fairgrounds arena. This is a special Gymkhana, held during TC Fair at 1pm. (Regular Gymkhanas: sign up at 9am, event starts at 10am). Gymkhana is an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on equines. Five different patterns will be run throughout the morning, $10 to compete in all of them or $3 each. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the series to competitors who have ridden in at least three events. Bring out your equines or just come to cheer on the riders and enjoy some snacks at concession stand. All ages and skill levels (including lead line) welcome! Third Sunday each month, May through October, except August, when it happens at 1pm during Fair. More info: call Audrey Williamson, vice president, at 739-3283 or email long.eared.mule@gmail.com. ADDITIONAL 2016 dates: SUN SEPT 18, and SUN OCT 16.

SUN AUG 14: HAYFORK - TIMBERJACKS 4H CLUB MEETING at Hayfork Youth Center at 2pm. This is the monthly whole club meeting and potential members are welcome to come see what 4-H is all about. Projects in swine, goats, poultry, electronics, video game design, dogs, rabbits, leadership, camping & adventure, etc. Membership is open to children 5 years/older and to parents/caretakers who would like to volunteer time to teach a skill or supervise a project. Children can become members even if parent is unable to lead a project, but they do ask that you support your child's interest by getting them to meetings regularly. Visitors are welcome but must follow Hayfork Youth Center and 4-H rules of conduct while visiting meeting. Youth membership is $48/year. More info: call Kathy at 628-4221. Second Sunday each month. SCHEDULE NOTE: Please confirm, due to this being TC FAIR weekend.

MON AUG 15: SHINGLETOWN, CA - UKULELE GROUP at 6pm. Bring your ukulele and join them for music and singing. More info or for location: call Nicki at 474-4427. First and third Mondays each month.

TUES AUG 16: HAYFORK - HAYFORK COOPERATIVE MEETING at Northern Delights Coffeehouse. Different presentation each month. Events are always free, but they ask for donations for presenters and for Northern Delights for providing such a pleasant place to meet. You can check out books from Hayfork Cooperative’s lending library managed by Judy Godair. Feel free to bring seeds, plants, bulbs, gardening magazines and periodicals to share. There are no dues as this is a cooperative. However, please support Northern Delights with your business. They want everyone to have a say in programs and decisions and here to guide only, not to push a program. More info or if you have suggestions talk to: Susan Bower. All are welcome. Third Tuesday each month.

WED AUG 17: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING at Trinity County Office of Education Conference Room at 6:30pm. Open to public. More info: call TC Chamber at 623-6101 or email trinitycoc@yahoo.com. Third Wednesday each month.

WED AUG 17: HYAMPOM - HYAMPOM COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING at 7pm. HCSD governs operations of Hyampom Volunteer Fire Department (HymVFD). HymVFD services include both structure and wildland firefighting, and emergency medical services provided by staffing and operating the Hyampom Ambulance. Recently, HCSD has also been responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementation of fire safe grants and fuels reduction projects within Hyampom Valley. Currently, meeting notifications and agendas are posted on community bulletin board. Their goal is to also use email to communicate with interested community members. Additional emails may include notifications about a change in meeting times and/or dates, special meetings, and fire safe planning or project activities. If you'd like to be on HCSD email list: email John Rapf at jrapf@hughes.net or Pat Mortensen at patmortensen68@gmail.com. Third Wednesday each month. 

THURS AUG 18: HAYFORK - BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB at Hayfork Yoga Center 1pm-2:30pm. Prior reading not required. Feel free to join in anytime to discuss book and share insights. Chairs and cushions available. First and third Thursdays. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Patricia at 628-4630.

THURS AUG 18: HAYFORK - REIKI HEALING CIRCLE at Hayfork Yoga Center at 3pm. Share in the experience of healing from physical, emotional, & mental trauma. Practitioners & receivers are welcome. Prior Reiki experience not required. Chairs and cushions are available. Free or by donation. First and third Thursdays. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Patricia at 628-4630.

THURS AUG 18: WEAVERVILLE - OUR SPACE THURSDAY LITERARY NIGHT (monthly) at Our Space Gallery & Working Studio (555 Main Street, Suite C). Gathering begins at 5:30pm, the performances begin at 6pm. There will  be refreshments and conversation between the performances. Different presentation each month. More info: call Our Space Gallery at 623-5070 or Pam or Elizabeth at 778-3135 or 739-0626. Third Thursday each month.

THURS AUG 18: WEAVERVILLE - WEAVERVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING at Trinity County Office of Education Conference Room at 6:30pm. More info: call Trinity County Chamber of Commerce at 623-6101 or email trinitycoc@yahoo.com. Third Thursday each month.

THURS AUG 18: SOUTHERN TRINITY, CA - HUMBOLDT-TRINITY RECREATION ALLIANCE (HTRA) MEETING at home of Millie Pollard (432 Van Duzen Road) at 6:30pm. More info: call Gail Glass at 707-574-6269. Third Thursday each month.

THURS AUG 25: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL MEETING at TCRCD conference room (#3 Horseshoe Lane, behind front office) at 7pm. Meeting is open to public. More info or for agenda: call Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) at 623-6004. Fourth Thursday each month (except Nov/Dec).

***SEPTEMBER 2016***
SAT SEPT 10: WEAVERVILLE - ANNUAL FIDDLE CONTEST at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center all day.

"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh." - Voltaire

"The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience, wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; worship without sacrifice." - Mahatma Gandhi 



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