TRINITY COUNTY EVENTS CALENDAR - Updated June 14, 2015
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RITAS TOMATO & PEPPER PLANTS FOR SALE at Sunshine Gardens (behind Post Office). Top notch, very healthy tomato and pepper plant starts of many varieties. Come on out and support Rita Shorey who broke her ankle and few weeks ago, and cannot bring her plants to Farmers Market. Christina at Sunshine Gardens is selling Rita's plants for her. There are hundreds of tomato and pepper plants for sale for a dollar or less! Buyers get good plants. Anyone who has grown Rita's plants know they grow great and Rita has put so much into providing these plants for years to our community.

The Weaverville 24 Hour Bike Race
in October 2015 is attracting mountain bikers from all over the world, and some will be bringing their families. They are looking for host families. Got to website and a clickable form if you have room to host a biker and/or family.

Hayfork's only motel, The Timberjack Lodge, is open and has 6 rooms available for reservations! It is on 250 Big Creek Road. Clean rooms and comfy beds in the heart of Hayfork Valley! More info or for room reservations: call 628-5648. Updated 2/15.

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.  

BOYCOTT: Here is a list of products under Koch Brothers empire who are major supporters of the Tea Party.

"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 2015***
THURS JULY 2: 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 2: 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.

THURS JULY 2: HAYFORK - TRINITY COUNTY HORSE & LONG EARS MEETING at Trinity County Fairgrounds at 6:30pm. More info: call Audrey Williamson, vice president, at 739-3283 or email long.eared.mule@gmail.com. First Thursday each month.

THURS JULY 2: REDDING, CA - OPEN MIC MUSIC NIGHT AT THE LOFT at The Bohemian Art Loft (3304-B Bechelli Lane) at 7pm. Open invitation to all musicians - all genres, all instruments - to share their music and jam. No censorship. Audience welcome. Donations accepted. Refreshments. More info or to confirm: call 229-7818. First Thursday each month.

THURS JULY 2 - SUN JULY 5: WEAVERVILLE - PLAY: THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center. THURS JULY 2 and FRI JULY 3 at 7pm; FRI JULY 3 and SUN JULY 5 matinee at 1pm. Presented by the Trinity Players. Produced by Ann Hill. Directed by Diana Losk. Tickets are $10/adults; $7/seniors and children under 12 and are available at Trinity Chamber of Commerce and online by PayPal. Buy your tickets NOW! More info: call 739-3699.

FRI JULY 3: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: YOGA FOR EVERY BODY at Hayfork Yoga Center 11am-12:30pm - CANCELLED due to holiday weekend! See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Claudia at 739-0276.

FRI JULY 3: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY CURRY WITH CHRIS LUNCH PLATE at Mountain Marketplace beginning at 12noon. Featuring traditional Indian / Aryuvedic cooking. Lunch plate will include 2 entrees (1 vegan), soup, rice, salad, chutney, a sweet, and mango lassi. More info: call Mountain Marketplace at 623-2656. CONFIRM, due to holiday weekend!

FRI JULY 3: 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. CONFIRM, due to holiday weekend!

FRI JULY 3: HAYFORK - WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET at Hayfork Park 4pm-7pm. There have been a few changes to state requirements and market guidelines, so be sure to contact us or Angela Blanchard at the local ag dept. if you have any questions about the upcoming season. If anyone is interested in growing produce or providing: eggs, bread, other cottage foods for the new Fresh Market Bag program please contact Desiree Coutinho. A list of what you would like to provide each month may-October will be helpful in planning. Check out the new Trinity Farmers Market website.  

FRI JULY 3: HAYFORK - WEEKLY CLASS: INTERMEDIATE POWER FLOW YOGA at Hayfork Yoga Center at 5:30-6:30pm - CANCELLED due to holiday weekend! See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule.

FRI JULY 3: HYAMPOM - 2015 TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: AMERICAN CLASSICS at Hyampom Community Hall at 7pm. Music by Samuel Barber, Lou Harrison, Alisa Rose, and Antonin Dvorak. All concerts are free and open to the public! Donations gratefully accepted.

FRI JULY 3: WEAVERVILLE -  INDEPENDENCE DAY! CONCERT: CHRIS CAGLE at Lowden Park Rodeo Arena at 7pm. Special guest: Chad Bushnell. Doors open at 6pm. Show at 7pm. Dance at 10pm.

FRI JULY 3: HAYFORK - WEEKLY OPEN MIC at Northern Delights Coffeehouse 8pm-12midnight.

FRI JULY 3: WEAVERVILLE -  INDEPENDENCE DAY! FIREWORKS at Weaverville Elementary School at 10pm.

SAT JULY 4: INDEPENDENCE DAY! See Trinity Journal for complete listing of event for entire weekend.

SAT JULY 4: HAYFORK - COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST at Roderick Senior Center 8am-10am. $7 donation. Everyone welcome. First Saturday each month. CONFIRM - due to holiday weekend!

SAT JULY 4: 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. CONFIRM - due to holiday weekend!

SAT JULY 4: WEAVERVILLE - HIGHLAND ART CENTER ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY ART & CRAFTS FAIR at Highland Art Center meadow 9am-3pm. Vendors selling hand-made art, crafts and culinary delights! Last year they had over 3000 visitors during our fun-filled street fair and this year will be even bigger! More info: call 623-5111 or email info@highlandartcenter.org.

SAT JULY 4: HAYFORK - WEEKLY MORNING FLOW YOGA CLASS at Hayfork Yoga Center 9:30am-11am. 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. CONFIRM - due to holiday weekend!

SAT JULY 4: WEAVERVILLE - COMMUNITY BAND & CHORUS 4TH OF JULY CONCERT at Highland Art Center Meadow at 10am.

SAT JULY 4: WEAVERVILLE - BOOK SIGNING: LOCAL AUTHORS, GREAT BOOKS at Tammie's Books 11am- 2pm. Enjoy a cup of coffee and delicious cookies, mingle with friends and neighbors, and meet local authors. 

SAT JULY 4: WEAVERVILLE - ROTARY 4TH OF JULY PARADE on Main Street (Court Street to Bremer Street) at 11:30am. The Weaverville Jazz Band will perform after the parade. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music!

SAT JULY 4: WEAVERVILLE - ART CRUISE at various locations 5-8pm. Monthly artist's receptions and show openings with food and beverages. Participating galleries and businesses may include: Highland Art Center & Gallery (now of Facebook!),  Jake Jackson Museum, Our Space, Our Space, Our Space, Umpqua Bank, Gold Rush Jewelers, Trinity County Chamber of Commerce, Sweet Sheep Yarn, Olson Stoneware, Main Street Gallery, Mamma Llama Coffeehouse, Angela's Bead Art, Weaverville Realty, and more! Highland Art Center is open Wednesday - Monday 11am-5pm. Closed only on Tuesdays.  First Saturday each month. TAHA House (493 Main Street) will be having their Grand Opening today. Highland Art Center presents New Works by Debee Holland Olson. Main Street Gallery presents a retrospective show of Joy Wiltsee's  paintings.

SAT JULY 4: WEAVERVILLE - 2015 TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: AMERICAN CLASSICS at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center (101 Arbuckle Court) at 7pm. Music by Samuel Barber, Lou Harrison, Alisa Rose, and Antonin Dvorak. All concerts are free and open to the public! Donations gratefully accepted.

SUN JULY 5: HAYFORK - WEEKLY SPIRIT DANCE at Hayfork Yoga Center 11am-12:30pm. Led by Audrey Steele, this is a community dance jam for ANYONE! All ages and abilities are welcome. Based on ecstatic dance movement and Gabrielle Roths 5 rhythms this lightly facilitated movement meditation will take you deep into your a personal and collective dance story. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Optional warm up and arrival ends at 11:30am. The dance starts at 11:30am and doors will be closed at that time. Suggested donation $3-$10. CONFIRM - due to holiday weekend!

SUN JULY 5: REDDING, CA - CSOTFA - DISTRICT 6 FIDDLE JAM, OPEN MIC & FREE CONCERT at St. James Lutheran Church meeting room - CANCELLED for JULY. More info: email RootsMusic@csotfa.org or call 604-8706. DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 44 East; Shasta View is 2nd or 3rd exit; turn right; church is on right. First Sunday each month. 2015 Sunday dates: AUG 2; SEPT - Canceled; OCT 4; NOV 1; DEC 6.

SUN JULY 5: REDDING, CA - 2015 TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: AMERICAN CLASSICS at Old City Hall at 2pm. Music by Samuel Barber, Lou Harrison, Alisa Rose, and Antonin Dvorak. All concerts are free and open to the public! Donations gratefully accepted.

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

MON JULY 6: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: YOGA FOR EVERY BODY at Hayfork Yoga Center 11am-12:30pm. Taught by Claudia Bird, who completed a month of yoga training at Ananda Teacher Training Program in Summer 2011, as well as several additional teacher trainings. Beginners welcome. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Claudia at 739-0276.

MON JULY 6: 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 JULY 6: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: YOGA FOR EVERY BODY at Hayfork Yoga Center 4pm-5:30pm. Taught by Claudia Bird, who completed a month of yoga training at Ananda Teacher Training Program in Summer 2011, as well as several additional teacher trainings. Beginners welcome. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Claudia at 739-0276.

MON JULY 6: 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 6: 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.

MON JULY 6: 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 JULY 7: HAYFORK - FOOD COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION at Trinity County Fairgrounds 9am-10am. First Tuesday each month.

TUES JULY 7: REDDING, CA - WEEKLY BANJO THERAPY & JAM GROUP MEETING at Redding Spray Service (2150 Airstrip Road). Bluegrass / 3-finger style banjo theory, roll patterns, and techniques 4pm-5pm, taught by banjo instructor Don Palmer. Jamming starts around 5pm. Please join them. Visit Redding Banjo Group on Facebook. More info: call “The Banjoist” Don Palmer at 221-3007 or email at heroknot@gmail.com.

TUES JULY 7: 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 JULY 7: 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 JULY 8: 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 8: HAYFORK - OFFICE HOURS FOR SUPERVISORS (HAYFORK & HYAMPOM) at Trinity County Fairgrounds 1:30pm-4pm. Second Wednesday each month.

WED JULY 8: 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.

WED JULY 8: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: EASY FLOW YOGA at Hayfork Yoga Center 4pm-5:15pm. Taught by Claudia Bird, who completed a month of yoga training at Ananda Teacher Training Program in Summer 2011, as well as several additional teacher trainings). 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 739-0276.

WED JULY 8: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET at Highland Art Center Meadow 4pm-7pm. There have been changes to state requirements and market guidelines, so be sure to contact us or Angela Blanchard at the local agriculture dept. if you have any questions about the upcoming season. If anyone is interested in growing produce or providing: eggs, bread, other cottage foods for the new Fresh Market Bag program please contact Desiree Coutinho. A list of what you would like to provide each month may-October will be helpful in planning. Check out the new Trinity Farmers Market website.  

WED JULY 8: HAYFORK - WEEKLY HORSE RIDING PLAY DAY at Trinity County Fairgrounds at 5:30pm. Get together in the arena at TC Fairgrounds 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 or go to Trinity County Horse & Long Ears.

WED JULY 8: 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.

THURS JULY 2: HAYFORK - WEEKLY MORNING FLOW YOGA CLASS at Hayfork Yoga Center 9:30am-11am. Usually taught by Kate Hart, but for the summer this class will be taught by Audrey Steele. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. Kate will resume teaching in the fall, date TBA. 

THURS JULY 9: WEAVERVILLE - GOLDEN AGE CENTER DISASTER ACTION TEAM MEETING at Center at 10am. Public is welcome. More info: call 623-4472. Second Thursday each month.

THURS JULY 9: WILLOW CREEK, CA - 2015 TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: INTO THE WOODS at China Creek Amphitheater at 7pm. Featuring Baroque music on period instruments, and works by Mozart and Mendelssohn. All concerts are free and open to the public! Donations gratefully accepted.

FRI JULY 10: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: YOGA FOR EVERY BODY at Hayfork Yoga Center 11am-12:30pm. Taught by Claudia Bird, who completed a month of yoga training at Ananda Teacher Training Program in Summer 2011, as well as many additional teacher trainings. 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 739-0276.

FRI JULY 10: HAYFORK - WEEKLY CLASS: INTERMEDIATE POWER FLOW YOGA at Hayfork Yoga Center at 5:30-6:30pm. Taught by Audrey Steele. Hatha Yoga infused with elements of flow and strengthening poses. She will aim to get the heart rate up to get a work out as well as a work in. This class is for experienced yogis but beginners are welcome and will be supported at their level. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Drop in rate: $10. Class card of 5 classes: $25. Class card of 10: $50.

FRI JULY 10: EUREKA, CA - 2015 TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: INTO THE WOODS at Morris Graves Museum of Art at 7pm. Featuring Baroque music on period instruments, and works by Mozart and Mendelssohn. All concerts are free and open to the public! Donations gratefully accepted.

SAT JULY 11: WEAVERVILLE - MONTHLY DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT at Lee Fong Park at 10:30am. Come early to warm up and sign up. More info or to confirm: call Angela or Seth at 739-5243. Second Saturday each month.

SAT JULY 11: 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 will open with a free concert featuring the "Shingletown Bound Fiddlers" (March) 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. 2015 Saturday dates: AUG 8; SEPT 12; OCT 10; NOV 7; DEC 12.

SAT JULY 11: 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 by Pub Scouts. 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 JULY 11: VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN TRINITY COUNTY - TRINITY COUNTY HORSE & LONG EARS MONTHLY TRAIL RIDE at 12noon. Location will be posted on website. Group members meet to explore the beauty of Trinity County on horseback. Riders are encouraged to car pool to trail head and bring a lunch. Ride heads out at 12noon, so please be saddled up and ready to hit the trail. More info: call Audrey Williamson, vice president, at 739-3283 or email long.eared.mule@gmail.com. Second Sunday each month.

SAT JULY 11 - SAT JULY 18: BLUE LAKE / ARCATA - 37TH ANNUAL HUMBOLDT FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL at various venues. The most musical week of the year, showcasing local musicians! SAT JULY 11 - Kick-Off; SUN JULY 12 - Annie And Mary Day; MON JULY 13 - Songwriter Night; TUES JULY 14 - Jazz Night; WED JULY 15 - Under the Big Top; THURS JULY 16 - Under the Stars; FRI JULY 17 - Barn Dance; SAT JULY 18 - All Day Free Festival.

SAT JULY 11 - SAT JULY 25: COOS BAY, OR - 37TH ANNUAL OREGON COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL at Coos Bay, home of longest running music festival on the Oregon Coast presents two weeks of concerts, in a variety of stunning settings around the beautiful Coos Bay area. Week 1 offers music appealing to a broad range of tastes - Big Band, Blues, Barbershop and more! Two outdoor concerts that week invite picnics, bare feet and dancing. Week 2 features three classical concerts performed by an 80 piece orchestra of professional musicians from across the county.

SUN JULY 12: 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 JULY 12: LOCATION TBA - S.A.F.E. (SAFE ALTERNATIVES FOR OUR FOREST ENVIRONMENT) MEETING & POTLUCK at 1pm. Meetings are held quarterly on Sundays. More info or for directions: call Susan Bower at 628-5004 or Jan Mountjoy at 628-4474. FREE

MON JULY 13: HAYFORK - COMMUNITY SPIRITS MEETING at Fairgrounds at 2pm. Everyone is welcome. Group sponsors blood drives, Friends of the Library, Welcome Wagon, and more. Public is welcome. Second Monday each month. 

MON JULY 13 : WEAVERVILLE - WEAVERVILLE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER ACTION TEAM (DAT) MEETING at Trinity County Library Conference room at 7pm. Shasta chapter of DAT provides free training, including CPR and First Aid. They respond to house & forest fires, power outages, stranding due to weather, and more! There are DATs in Weaverville, Hayfork, Lewiston, and Trinity Center/Coffee Creek. The future goal is to have all of Trinity County covered, even in more rural areas like Junction City/Down River, and Van Duzen/Ruth/Southern Trinity. That way, not just a small group of people will have to do it all, they will have local groups in all communities. If you are interested in helping to protect your community: call Katie Quinn (Lewiston DAT) at 778-3307, Barbara or Mike Bagnod (Weaverville DAT) at 623-1142 or Mike Hurley at 778-0577. Second Monday each month.

MON JULY 13: HAYFORK - TIMBERJACKS 4H CLUB MEETING at Hayfork Youth Center at 3:30pm. This is the monthly whole club meeting and potential members are welcome to come see what 4-H is all about. Projects in swine, dairy goats, horses, poultry, beekeeping, sewing, electronics & electric, etc. Membership is open to children 5 and older and to parents or 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 must attend meetings regularly. Visitors are welcome but must follow fairgrounds and 4-H rules of conduct. More info: call Kathy at 628-4221. Second Monday each month (NOTE new day and time!).

TUES JULY 14: 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 14: HAYFORK - GREATER HAYFORK VALLEY PARKS & RECREATION DISTRICT MEETING at High School Library at 6pm. Open to the public. More info call Mike Fillette. Second Tuesday each month.

WED JULY 15: 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 JULY 15: 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 JULY 16: 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 JULY 16: WEAVERVILLE - BINGO at Golden Age Senior Center (201 Browns Ranch Road) 1:30pm-5pm. Games vary. More info: call 623-2324 or email goldenagecenter@com-pair.net. First & third Thursdays each month. 

THURS JULY 16: 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 JULY 16: WEAVERVILLE - OUR SPACE THURSDAY LITERARY NIGHT (monthly) at Our Space Gallery & Working Studio at 5:30pm. Refreshments will be served. More info: call Pam or Elizabeth at 778-3135 or 739-0626. Third Thursday each month.

THURS JULY 16: 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 JULY 16: 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.

SAT JULY 18: TRINITY CENTER (?) - TRINITY LAKE JAZZ FESTIVAL. Details TBA.

MON JULY 20: 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 JULY 21: LEWISTON - LEWISTON AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER ACTION TEAM (DAT) MEETING at lower level of Community Center at 6:30pm. Shasta chapter of DAT provides free training, including CPR and First Aid. They respond to house & forest fires, power outages, stranding due to weather, and more! There are DATs in Weaverville, Hayfork, Lewiston, and Trinity Center/Coffee Creek. The future goal is to have all of Trinity County covered, even in more rural areas like Junction City/Down River, and Van Duzen/Ruth/Southern Trinity. That way, not just a small group of people will have to do it all, they will have local groups in all communities. If you are interested in helping to protect your community: call Katie Quinn (Lewiston DAT) at 778-3307, Barbara or Mike Bagnod (Weaverville DAT or Hayfork DAT) at 623-1142 or Mike Hurley at 778-0577. Third Tuesday each month.

TUES JULY 21: HAYFORK - HAYFORK COOPERATIVE MEETING at Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 7pm. 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. They do not ask for 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 to this free event. Third Tuesday each month. Upcoming presentations (to be confirmed): AUG: Terry Johnson and friends will talk about goats and goat cheese making.

FRI JULY 24: LEWISTON - OPEN MIC at Lewiston Hotel (Deadwood Road) at 7pm. Venue is all ages until 9pm, then becomes 21 & older. More info or to confirm date: call hotel at 778-3823. Fourth Friday each month (?). 

SAT JULY 25: WAVERVILLE - NORCAL JAZZ FESTIVAL at Lee Fong Ampitheatre at 4pm. Music starts at 5pm. Three acts: Brady Meredith; a Brazilian jazz duo; and a world jazz group. Details TBA.

SUN JULY 26: PALO CEDRO, CA - CSOTFA DISTRICT 6 OLD TIME FIDDLE CONCERT & JAM at Millville Grange Hall (22037 Old Forty-four Drive) 2pm-4pm. Free concert,  plus open mic afterwards. 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. 2015 Dates: AUG 23; SEPT 27; OCT 25; NOV 22; DEC - Canceled.

MON JULY 27: HYAMPOM - 2015 TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE at Hyampom Community Hall at 7pm. Music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Beethoven. All concerts are free and open to the public! Donations gratefully accepted.

MON JULY 27: REDDING, CA - NORTH VALLEY ART LEAGUE GENERAL MEETING at NVAL Carter House (48 Quartz Hill Road). Topic of July meeting: Jim Reams Watercolor Painting. More info or for meeting time: call Howard "Luke" Lucas at 474-3991. Fourth Monday each month. Upcoming meeting topics: MON AUG 24: Painting on Yupo Paper Demonstration by Barbara Enochian; MON SEPT 28: Paul Rideout - Turtle Bay Pyramids; MON NOV 23: National Show entries; DEC (TBA): Xmas party; JAN 2016 (TBA): National Show Artist.

TUES JULY 28: 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 28: 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.

TUES JULY 28: WEAVERVILLE - 2015 TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center (101 Arbuckle Court) at 7pm. Music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Beethoven. All concerts are free and open to the public! Donations gratefully accepted.

WED JULY 29: COFFEE CREEK, CA - 2015 TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE at Trailhead Pizza Cafe at 7pm. Music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Beethoven. All concerts are free and open to the public! Donations gratefully accepted.

***AUG 2015***
SAT AUG 1: HAYFORK - DAN BERN at Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 9:30pm. $10. “Dan Bern is a throwback, a singer-songwriter who marvels at life’s beauty, fragility, and complexity with a fresh, defiantly uncompromising style. In a perfect world, he’d be as beloved as Dylan or Lennon—he’s that good!” So wrote Stereophile magazine contributing editor David Sokol for that publication’s popular Records To Die For feature several years back.

SUN AUG 2: 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 604-8706. DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 44 East; Shasta View is 2nd or 3rd exit; turn right; church is on right. First Sunday each month. 2015 Sunday dates: SEPT - Canceled; OCT 4; NOV 1; DEC 6.

SUN AUG 2: REDDING, CA - 2015 TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: SCORDATURA - THE CELLO ALONE at Pilgrim Congregational Church at 4pm. Hannah Addario-Berry performs Kodály's Solo Sonata and four New Works. All concerts are free and open to the public! Donations gratefully accepted.

MON AUG 3: WEAVERVILLE - 2015 TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: SCORDATURA - THE CELLO ALONE at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center (101 Arbuckle Court) at 7pm. Hannah Addario-Berry performs Kodály's Solo Sonata and four New Works. All concerts are free and open to the public! Donations gratefully accepted.

WED AUG 5: 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.

THURS AUG 6: 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 6: WEAVERVILLE - BINGO at Golden Age Senior Center (201 Browns Ranch Road) 1:30pm-5pm. Games vary. More info: call 623-2324 or email goldenagecenter@com-pair.net. First & Third Thursdays each month.  First & Third Thursday each month.

THURS AUG 6: 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.

THURS AUG 6: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY HIGH TEA at Our Space Gallery & Working Studio (555 Main Street Suite C, door faces Highway 3) 4pm-6pm. High tea with lovely cakes and aromatic teas. Open to the public. More info: call 628-4579.More info: call Pam or Elizabeth at 778-3135 or 739-0626.

SUN AUG 9: WEAVERVILLE - THE USUAL SUSPECTS (Big band music) at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center (101 Arbuckle Court) at 3:30pm. Featured vocalist: Noel Ross. Bandleader: Jeff Jones. Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted.

MON AUG 17-FRI AUG 21: TRUCKEE, CA - GEOMORPHIC AND ECOLOGICAL FUNDAMENTALS FOR RIVER AND STREAM RESTORATION at Sagehen Creek Field Station. This 5-day introductory course emphasizes understanding geomorphic and ecological process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration, covering general principles and case studies from a wide range of environments. Course emphasizes integration of hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport, geomorphology, aquatic ecology, fisheries, and riparian ecology, and includes field measurements, mapping, and interpretation. Now in its 20th successful year, the course is held at Sagehen Creek Field Station, combining a beautiful natural setting with excellent research and teaching facilities. Course materials include text, relevant papers in pdf, and printed field and lecture notes.
 
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