TRINITY COUNTY EVENTS CALENDAR - Updated July 29, 2014
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SAT SEPT 20, 2014 will be 4TH ANNUAL ARTISTS IN ACTION on Main Street in Weaverville. Live music, families chalking the sidewalks, art auction, great food, and artists demonstrating your craft  & selling art. Enjoy Mountain Mojo Blues Band at the bandstand on Main Street. Trinity County Arts Council invites you to join them as a Musician or Artist to share your craft on Main Street of Weaverville. They expect to attract interested art lovers and customers from Bay Area to Washington State. Sign up today to reserve your favorite space. More info: call Arts Council at 623-2760 or email 1jillrichards@gmail.com

Hayfork's only Motel, the Timberjack Lodge,
is now open and has 6 rooms available for reservations! It is on Big Creek Road. Clean rooms and comfy beds! More info or for room reservations: call 628-5648. Posted 6/18/14.

In its fourth season, Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival continues its tradition of presenting excellent classical chamber music to California audiences, with an emphasis on youth education and family-friendly programming. In June they performed 6 free concerts. On Sun AUG 17 - THURS AUG 21, they will be holding their first ever Music Camp at Bar 717 Ranch for children and adults. $500/adults; $250/children ages 6-11; $350/children ages 12-17, free/children ages 1-5 (must be accompanied by an adult). Featured instruments include strings, clarinet, flute, piano, guitar, drums, and more. Featured styles will range from folk to classic rock to cabaret to classical chamber music. Classes and activities will include instrumental group lessons, vocal performances, classical chamber music, music appreciation "listening" parties, instrument building & experimenting, and improvisation. Mornings will consist of group lessons, afternoons will be free time for exploring the ranch, visiting the river, or scheduling private music lessons; evenings will consist of jam sessions and/or concerts. More info: call Bar 717 at 628-5992 or email camptrinity@bar717.com. Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival is a fiscally sponsored affiliate of San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. Programs are made possible by support of Union Bank and several individual donors. Learn how you can support them at website or call 415-730-4910.

FREE BARN CAT: Orange male tabby, super-friendly, tough mouser. Needs to be neutered. He showed up this Spring and needs a home. He doesn't get along with her male cat. She can send you a pic of him through her cellphone but can't download the pic. If interested, please call Alexis ASAP at 739-5379. She will have to take him to a shelter soon if she can't find him a home. Posted 6/4/14.

More Library Hours in Weaverville and Hayfork! Thanks to additional funding approved by Board of Supervisors during March session of Mid-Year Budget Review, Weaverville and Hayfork libraries are making changes to their scheduled service hours effective MON MARCH 17, 2014. NEW HOURS: WEAVERVILLE - Monday & Wednesday: 1pm-6pm; Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-3pm. HAYFORK- Monday & Wednesday: 11am-4pm; Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-2pm. Trinity Center Library will retain the same hours on 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 2014***
WED JULY 30: 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 30: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET at Highland Art Center Meadow 4pm-7pm. Produce, sprouts, plants, flowers, herbal products, arts & crafts, and more. Live music by various local musicians and groups.

WED JULY 30: 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. Schedule note: Claudia will not be teaching yoga classes on FRI AUG 15; MON AUG 18, and FRI AUG 22. All of theses classes will at least be self-led, and some MAY be taught, TBA.

THURS JULY 31: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: MORNING FLOW YOGA (last class by Kate until September!) at Hayfork Yoga Center 8:30am-9:45am. 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 739-2978. Schedule note: Kate will be canceling her August classes and will start back in September.

THURS JULY 31: REDDING, CA - WEEKLY MARKET STREET FAIRE on Market Street (where the old mall used to be) 5pm-9pm. Live music and vendors. CSOTFA (California State Old Time Fiddlers) have a booth where they will be playing for the public and promoting Old Time Fiddling. Come and listen and support Old Time Fiddling in the North State. This will be the last Market Street Faire for The California State Old Time Fiddlers this summer.

THURS JULY 31: COFFEE CREEK - WEEKLY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - WOMEN ONLY MEETING at private residence on Carrville Loop at 5pm. The location does not have street address (private home) but easy to find. More info or for directions: call 266-3636.

THURS JULY 31: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: BEYOND THE BODY YOGA at Hayfork Yoga Center 5:30pm-7pm. Taught by Audrey Steele who just completed yoga teacher training at Ananda Teacher Training Program. Beginners welcome. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. Schedule note: Audrey will not be teaching yoga classes on THURS AUG 7, SUN AUG 10, MON AUG 11, and THURS AUG 14.

THURS JULY 31: 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.  

***AUG 2014***
FRI AUG 1: HAYFORK - MINI WORKSHOP: NATURAL / BOTANICAL PERFUMERY at Hayfork Yoga Center 9am-10:30am. Barbara Mauk of Hyampom is offering this workshop. Please call 628-4219 to enroll. Cost: $20 day of class ($5 discount for early registration). The basics of making a personal fragrance will be taught using essential oils and other natural aromatic materials in a base of beeswax and jojoba oil. After a brief discussion on the basics of aromatherapy and essential oils, there will be istruction on how perfumes are structured, choosing aromas that harmonize together, and a demonstration on how to make a solid perfume. Numerous informational handouts will be available. If you want perfumes that are subtle, uplifting, and derived from nature, this class will inspire you as to how to make your own. Fragrances found in the stores have become saturated with mostly synthetic ingredients that tend to be too pervasive and turn people off rather than on. She hopes to inspire a shift away from the onslaught of artificial aromas that over the years have numbed and desensitized our collective sense of smell and that have the very real potential to compromise our well-being. It is her pleasure and passion to offer a healthy olfactory alternative. 

FRI AUG 2: 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 AUG 2: 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. Schedule note: Claudia will not be teaching yoga classes on FRI AUG 15; MON AUG 18, and FRI AUG 22. All of theses classes will at least be self-led, some MAY be taught, TBA.

FRI AUG 2: HAYFORK - WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET in Hayfork Park 4pm-7pm. There are vendors selling produce, sprouts, bread and baked goods, granola, herbal remedies, arts & crafts, food to eat, massage by Keri Johnson, and more, plus live music by local musicians. More info: contact Farmers Market manager, Amanda Macon at 628-0313. Look for produce by the Cordtz family on Tuesdays across from the Post Office 10m-12noon.

SAT AUG 2: HAYFORK - COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST at Roderick Senior Center 8am-10am. $7 donation. Everyone welcome. First Saturday each month.

SAT AUG 2: 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 2: WEAVERVILLE - BOOK SIGNING at Tammie's Books 3pm-6pm. David Menefee, a local author, is announcing the availability of his debut novel, "The Soul Thief." Set in modern day San Francisco, this is a tale of paranormal horror. David will sign copies of his novel, “The Soul Thief,” and both he and his partner Rachel Anderson will sign copies of the poetry collection they co-authored, “Poems de Terre." Paperback editions will be available for purchase at the bookstore, while the Kindle editions will be available at Amazon.com. From the back cover: "Ever since the tragic accident that claimed the lives of the Grey family, Dr. Angela Cooper, psychiatrist and half-gypsy shaman, refuses to use her dream walking power. However, when Cassandra Grey, a survivor of the deadly fire, turns up unexpectedly at the hospital, Angela agrees to help her. Entering the Otherworld to heal the girl's mind, Angela discovers a powerful, shadowy presence that knows her name and her darkest secrets. When Angela’s estranged shaman grandfather warns her that this shadowy entity seeks to steal her soul, she ignores him until it kills a close friend. Now she’s ready to fight, waging a supernatural conflict in the dreamscape of the Otherworld. Discovering that Cassandra’s unconscious mind holds the key to victory, Angela recruits her help to fight the Soul Thief on his own ground. Is Angela willing to risk Cassandra’s soul as well as her own to defeat her supernatural foe?" More info: call 628-4579.

SAT AUG 2: 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!),  Joy Wiltsee Studio, 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. Highland Art Center presents: Visions of Light by The Grand View Fine Arts Society, Redding Chapter.

SAT AUG 2: COFFEE CREEK -  SECOND STORY at Trailhead Pizza 6pm-8pm (?). Join Sabor at Trailhead Pizza performing outside in the patio amphitheater underneath a beautiful underneath a beautiful canopy of trees.

SUN AUG 3: REDDING, CA - CSOTFA - DISTRICT 6 FIDDLE JAM, OPEN MIC & FREE CONCERT at St. James Lutheran Church (2500 Shasta View Blvd, just south of Highway 44) 1pm-4:30pm. All ages and levels welcome. Dessert provided by “For the Love of Pie.” 1pm: Open Jam Session; 2pm: Free Concert in August featuring the "Senior Moment Band", 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.

SUN AUG 3: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: BEYOND THE BODY YOGA at Hayfork Yoga Center 5:30pm-7pm. Taught by Audrey Steele who just completed yoga teacher training at Ananda Teacher Training Program. Beginners welcome. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. Schedule note: Audrey will not be teaching yoga classes on THURS AUG 7, SUN AUG 10, MON AUG 11, and THURS AUG 14.

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

MON AUG 4: 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. Schedule note: Claudia will not be teaching yoga classes on FRI AUG 15; MON AUG 18, and FRI AUG 22. All of theses classes will at least be self-led, some MAY be taught, TBA.

MON AUG 4: 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 4: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: BEYOND THE BODY YOGA at Hayfork Yoga Center 5:30pm-7pm. Taught by Audrey Steele who just completed yoga teacher training at Ananda Teacher Training Program. Beginners welcome. Mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets are provided. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. Schedule note: Audrey will not be teaching yoga classes on THURS AUG 7, SUN AUG 10, MON AUG 11, and THURS AUG 14.

MON AUG 4: 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 AUG 4: 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 AUG 4: 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 5: HAYFORK - FOOD COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION at Trinity County Fairgrounds 9am-10am. First Tuesday each month.

TUES AUG 5: HAYFORK - WEEKLY: LOCAL PRODUCE FOR SALE across from Post Office Square 10am-12noon. The Cordtz family sells their produce in this location weekly on Tuesdays, as well as at the Hayfork Farmer's Market at Hayfork Park on Fridays 4pm-7pm.

TUES AUG 5: HAYFORK - WEEKLY BELLY DANCE CLASS at Hayfork Yoga Center 4pm-5:30pm. Taught by Kitty Wilson. All levels - beginning to advanced. Class covers warm ups and isolations, dance moves, and choreographed dances. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Kitty Wilson at 598-6578.

TUES AUG 5: 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 AUG 5: 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 5: WEAVERVILLE - BOOK SIGNING at Northern Delights Coffeehouse. Dinner at 6pm; signing at 7pm. David Menefee, a local author, is announcing the availability of his debut novel, "The Soul Thief." Set in modern day San Francisco, this is a tale of paranormal horror. David will sign copies of his novel, “The Soul Thief,” and both he and his partner Rachel Anderson will sign copies of the poetry collection they co-authored, “Poems de Terre." Paperback editions will be available for purchase at the bookstore, while the Kindle editions will be available at Amazon.com. From the back cover: "Ever since the tragic accident that claimed the lives of the Grey family, Dr. Angela Cooper, psychiatrist and half-gypsy shaman, refuses to use her dream walking power. However, when Cassandra Grey, a survivor of the deadly fire, turns up unexpectedly at the hospital, Angela agrees to help her. Entering the Otherworld to heal the girl's mind, Angela discovers a powerful, shadowy presence that knows her name and her darkest secrets. When Angela’s estranged shaman grandfather warns her that this shadowy entity seeks to steal her soul, she ignores him until it kills a close friend. Now she’s ready to fight, waging a supernatural conflict in the dreamscape of the Otherworld. Discovering that Cassandra’s unconscious mind holds the key to victory, Angela recruits her help to fight the Soul Thief on his own ground. Is Angela willing to risk Cassandra’s soul as well as her own to defeat her supernatural foe?" More info: call 628-4579.

TUES AUG 5: 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.

TUES AUG 5: LEWISTON - WEEKLY ANCIENT "BAGAVAD GITA" CLASS at Old Lewiston Library (39 Old Schoolhouse Road) at 7pm. Class continues weekly through summer. They will be using the books, "The Bagavad Gita"(Song of God) and "Notes on the Bagavad Gita" by William Q Judge, as well as a treasure of study notes from past students. Class includes reading, questions, and discussion. All are welcome. FREE. More info: call Tommie Lee Zook at 778-3724 or email tommieleez@msn.com.

WED AUG 6: 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 6: WEAVERVILLE - WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET at Highland Art Center Meadow 4pm-7pm. Produce, sprouts, plants, flowers, herbal products, arts & crafts, and more. Live music by Sabor who plays fun and danceable Latin Jazz. Bring your dancing shoes!

WED AUG 6: WEAVERVILLE - DINNER MEETING FOR TRINITY COUNTY PROGRESSIVES (participants and guests) at the Sawmill at 5:30pm. There will be a brief business agenda but mostly this will be an opportunity to get together for an enjoyable social event. If enough people turn out this will also serve as a CASH MOB to support a locally-owned business. They will want to notify the Sawmill regarding how many people they will need to accommodate, so please RSVP by FRI AUG 1 if you plan to attend: rvanfleet@wildblue.net. Feel free to invite others to join them.

THURS AUG 7: HAYFORK - BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB at Hayfork Yoga Center 1-2:30pm. Prior reading not required. Feel free to join in anytime to discuss book and share insights. Chairs and cushions available. Book club is now held on First and Third Thursdays. See complete Hayfork Yoga Center schedule. More info: call Patricia at 628-4630.

THURS AUG 7: 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 7: 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 7: 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 AUG 7: 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.

FRI AUG 8: HAYFORK - SID WALKER at Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 9:15pm. Groove meister and local fiddle player extraordinaire Sid Walker will play. $5 cover.

SAT AUG 9: 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 9: 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 AUG 9: REDDING, CA - MONTHLY ART HOP at various businesses. Kickoff at 5pm. Art Hop is 6-9pm. Celebrating arts and culture in Redding and North State, each Art Hop showcases different regional artists - painters, sculptors, poets, jewelry designers, and more. Participating businesses are featured on Art Hop map. Each will host a reception for a different regional artist. Get your map, "hop" from business to business and experience the North State's rich cultural and artistic diversity! More info: call Troy Hawkins or Adam Mankoski at HawkMan Studios at 243-1169. Second Saturday each month.

SAT AUG 9: REDDING, CA - CSOTFA FREE OLD TIME FIDDLE CONCERT & OPEN MIC at Round Table Pizza in Mt. Shasta Mall (900 Dana Drive) 5:30pm-7:30pm. They will 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 9: CHICO, CA - CONTRA DANCE at Chico Grange (2775 Nord Avenue, off East Avenue, at Rodeo Avenue) at 6:30pm. Beginner's orientation at 6:30pm. Dance 7-10pm. Live music by the 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 530-877-2930 or Joy 530-891-8789. Second Saturday each month.

SAT AUG 10: HAYFORK - TRINITY COUNTY HORSE & LONG EARS MONTHLY GYMKHANA at Trinity County Fairgrounds arena. 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 Saturday each month, May through October. August is different due to Fair: Gymkhana is on AUG 10 and trail ride is on AUG 17. More info: call Audrey Williamson, vice president, at 739-3283 or email long.eared.mule@gmail.com.

SUN AUG 10: 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 10: VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN TRINITY COUNTY - TRINITY COUNTY HORSE & LONG EARS MONTHLY TRAIL RIDE. 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.

SUN AUG 10: HAYFORK - TIMBERJACKS 4H CLUB MEETING at Hayfork Youth Center at 5pm. 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 or 628-4400. Second Sunday each month.

MON AUG 11: 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 AUG 11: 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.

TUES AUG 12: 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 12: 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.

TUES AUG 12: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY ALLIANCE FOR THE HEALING ARTS (TAHA) BOARD MEETING & FINGER FOOD POTLUCK at home of Lydea (1051 Oregon Street) at 6:30pm. Please bring a fingerfood item to share. All who are interested in learning more about TAHA are welcome to attend. More info: call 623-2603 or email T.A.H.A.members@gmail.com. DIRECTIONS: Take Oregon Street off of Main Street and go 4 houses past Rocky Road sign on left side of street. There are 2 large trees in front and a circular driveway with plenty of parking space. Second Tuesday each month. NOTE: Meeting schedule may have changed - call to confirm!

WED AUG 13: HAYFORK - OFFICE HOURS FOR SUPERVISORS JOHN FENLEY & KARL FISHER at Trinity County Fairgrounds 1:30pm-4pm. Second Wednesday each month.

WED AUG 13: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD MEETING at Alice Goen Jones History Center at 4pm. More info: contact a TCHS member: Rod Plew, Bill Horstman, Gail Goodyear, or Bridget Carson. Second Wednesday each month.

WED AUG 13: 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 AUG 14: WEAVERVILLE - GOLDEN AGE CENTER DISASTER ACTION TEAM MEETING at Center at 10am. Public is welcome. More info: call 623-4472. Second Thursday each month.

FRI AUG 15: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COLLABORATIVE MEETING at Weaverville Fire Hall from 10am-4pm. NOTE: Red Fir Committee will be meeting THURS JULY 17 from 1pm-4pm. Red Fir Committee consists of Keli McElroy, Joseph Bower, Larry Glass, and Jeff Bryant (invited guest). If you are interested in being part of the committee you are welcome to attend the meeting. Please also let them know so they can add you to the roster. Tentative location is Hayfork USFS conference room. Third Friday each month (?).

FRI AUG 15: FRENCH GULCH, CA - OPEN MIC at French Gulch Hotel at 6pm. Family friendly and open to all ages. Third Friday each month. FREE. More info: call Michael at 356-3532.

FRI AUG 15 - SUN AUG 17: JUNCTION CITY - TRINITY RIVER JAMBOREE at Junction City Park.

SAT AUG 16: HAYFORK - MO ROBINSON & PETER BLAND at Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 7pm. Irish folk music. Pay by donation / tips.

MON AUG 18: 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 19: 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 AUG 19: HAYFORK - HAYFORK COOPERATIVE MEETING at Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 7pm. Presentation will probably be poetry readings by various local poets. 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.

WED AUG 20 & WED AUG 27: WEAVERVILLE - PAPIER MACHE WORKSHOPS at Our Space Gallery 10am-4pm. August 20 will be creating your creature; August 27 will be painting your creature. Susan Alexander is an experienced and talented Papier Mache artist and teacher. Cost of workshop is $40 per session and includes lunch by OurSpace caterers. More info or to register: contact Pam or Elizabeth at 778-3135 or 739-0626 (cell) or come in to OurSpace 10am-5pm on open days (closed Tuesday & Wednesday), open at noon on Sunday) to sign up. 

WED AUG 20: 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 20: 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 21: HAYFORK - BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB at Hayfork Yoga Center 1-2:30pm. 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 21: 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 AUG 21: 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 21: WEAVERVILLE - OUR SPACE THURSDAY LITERARY NIGHT (monthly) at Our Space Gallery & Working Studio (555 Main Street Suite C, door faces Highway 3). Gathering begins at 5pm; presentation at 5:15pm, with an intermission for snacks at 6pm. Different presentation each month. Event is free to the public. Come and enjoy! More info: call Pam or Elizabeth at 778-3135 or 739-0626. Third Thursday each month.

THURS AUG 21: ARCATA, CA - HUMBOLDT UKULELE GROUP (HUG) GATHERING at Arcata Community Center Arts and Crafts room 5:30-7:30pm. All all skill levels and strummers welcome, beginner or experienced. They play all kinds of music (including Hawaiian) and have great fun! Bring your own ukulele and music stand (though they always have extras of both). Drop in cost is only $3/person. Songbooks available for purchase at the gathering for cost of printing ($15). Preview 2 of the song books (created by the wonderful Santa Cruz Ukulele Group) at http://www.ukuleletom. Third Thursday each month (except April).

THURS AUG 21: 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 21: 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.

FRI AUG 22: 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.

SAT AUG 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 AUG 23: WEAVERVILLE - FARM TO TABLE 3-COURSE GOURMET DINNER at Highland Art Center at 7pm. Featuring local, sustainably grown produce and grass fed meat. Vegetarian options available upon request. Local wine sales to benefit The Children's Garden Project. Live music by Taylor Aglipay.  $40 per person. Tickets by pre-sale only. Seating is limited. Tickets available at Highland Art Center, Mountain Marketplace, Trinity Nursery, or contact Desiree Coutinho at 541-864-0210. More info: email fullcirclefarmscsa@gmail.com. Cultivate a sustainable community!

SUN AUG 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, 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.

MON AUG 25: WEAVERVILLE - LOWDEN AQUATIC PARK PROJECT (LAPP) GENERAL MEETING at TPUD conference room at 6:30pm. LAPP is a non-profit organization. LAPP volunteers completed building Lowden Park Pool in 2008. All donations are tax-deductible and will be used directly to complete any construction work or to cover this year’s operations and maintenance costs. Lowden Park facility supports large swim events and meets, provides swim lessons and recreational swimming opportunities, and benefits children and families of Trinity County. More info about swim events or to make a donation: call Brandt Gutermuth, LAPP Treasurer, at 623-2318 (evening) or 739-2802 (days). Fourth Monday each month.

TUES AUG 26: HAYFORK - HAYFORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DIRECTOR'S MEETING at Irene's Cafe at 8am. Public welcome. Last Tuesday each month.

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

WED AUG 27: WEAVERVILLE - PAPIER MACHE WORKSHOP at Our Space Gallery 10am-4pm. (August 20 will be creating your creature). August 27 will be painting your creature. Susan Alexander is an experienced and talented Papier Mache artist and teacher. Cost of workshop is $40 per session and includes lunch by OurSpace caterers. More info or to register: contact Pam or Elizabeth at 778-3135 or 739-0626 (cell) or come in to Our Space Gallery 10am-5pm on open days (closed Tuesday & Wednesday), open at noon on Sunday) to sign up. 

THURS AUG 28: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL MEETING at Trinity Congregational Hall (735 Main Street) - OR- TCRCD conference room (on Horseshoe Lane) at 6:30 or 7pm. More info or for agenda or exact time and location: contact Noreen Doyas or Pat Frost at Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) at 623-6004. Fourth Thursday each month.

***SEPT 2014***
SAT SEPT 20: WEAVERVILLE - 4TH ANNUAL ARTISTS IN ACTION on Main Street. Live music, families chalking the sidewalks, art auction, great food, and artists demonstrating your craft  & selling art. Enjoy Mountain Mojo Blues Band at the bandstand. The Trinity County Arts Council invites you to join them as a Musician or Artist to share your craft on Main Street of Weaverville. They expect to attract interested art lovers and customers from the Bay Area to Washington State. Sign up today to reserve your favorite space. More info: call TCAC t 623-2760 or email 1jillrichards@gmail.com
 
 "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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