TRINITY COUNTY EVENTS CALENDAR - Updated March 25, 2015
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Northern Delights Coffeehouse updates: 1) Until March 16, the cook will be on vacation so there will be no food from the back, only the behind-the-counter menu, plus some kind of hot daily special. 2) As of Feb 22, they will be closed on Sundays, until further notice.

BOLES FIRE
in Weed, CA: To give or get help, go to this website. It also lists fundraising efforts.

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

***MARCH 2015***
TUES MARCH 31: HAYFORK - HAYFORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DIRECTORS MEETING at Irene's Cafe at 8am. Public welcome. Last Tuesday each month.

TUES MARCH 31: 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 MARCH 31: 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.

***APRIL 2015***
WED APRIL 1: 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 APRIL 1: 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 APRIL 1: 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 APRIL 1: 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.

THURS APRIL 2: 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.

THURS APRIL 2: 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 APRIL 2: 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 APRIL 2: 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 APRIL 2: 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.

THURS APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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.

FRI APRIL 3: 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 APRIL 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.

FRI APRIL 3: HAYFORK - WEEKLY OPEN MIC at Northern Delights Coffeehouse 7pm-10pm. More info: call organizer, Jeff Clark or Northern Delights.

SAT APRIL 4: HAYFORK - COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST at Roderick Senior Center 8am-10am. $7 donation. Everyone welcome. First Saturday each month.

SAT APRIL 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.

SAT APRIL 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.

SAT APRIL 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. Main Street Gallery will feature Karel Hendee April 3-30.

SUN APRIL 5: REDDING, CA - CSOTFA - DISTRICT 6 FIDDLE JAM, OPEN MIC & FREE CONCERT - CANCELLED for this month only. More info: email RootsMusic@csotfa.org or call 604-8706. First Sunday each month. 2015 Sunday dates: MAY 3; JUNE 7; JULY - Canceled; AUG 2; SEPT - Canceled; OCT 4; NOV 1; DEC 6.

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

MON APRIL 6: HAYFORK - WEEKLY YOGA CLASS: YOGA FOR EVERY BODY at Hayfork Yoga Center 11am-12:30pm. Self-led (usually 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 7: HAYFORK - FOOD COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION at Trinity County Fairgrounds 9am-10am. First Tuesday each month.

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

WED APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 9: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY PROGRESSIVES MEETING at Young Family Ranch. Join them for socializing at 4:30pm. Business meeting will start at 5pm. Feel free to bring anything you might want to eat or drink at the meeting. At March 5, 2015 meeting Trinity County Progressives affirmed their priority projects and activities: 1) Continue to monitor developments in repeal of Citizens United Supreme Court ruling; 2) Pursue ban on fracking in Trinity County - specifically ban use of water and dumping of toxic frack wastewater; 3) Join others in support of SB 128 End of Life Option Act; 4) Continue to oppose clearcutting while supporting sustainable use of forest resources. All of the above are consistent with the TCP Values Platform. These activities will at times require the active participation of willing volunteers. Please let them know if you want to be active in one or more of these projects. More info: email Bob Vanfleet at vanfleet@wildblue.net.

FRI APRIL 10: REDDING, CA - OAKSONG SOCIETY CONCERT: DAN CRARY, STEVE SPURGIN & BILL EVANS at Pilgrim Congregational Church (2850 Foothill Blvd) at 8pm. Doors open at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20/adult; student/$10. DIRECTIONS: From Eureka Way, turn onto Almond Avenue, just across from Shasta High School. Foothill Blvd bears off to the right of Almond, going uphill. Follow Foothill to top of hill, Pilgrim Church parking area is on right and a City water tank is on left.

SAT APRIL 11: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BLACKSMITH CLASSES at J. J. Jackson Museum Blacksmith Shop (780 Main Street) 9am-12noon. Classes are held on second and fourth Saturdays each month October - May. More info: call museum at 623-5211.

SAT APRIL 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 APRIL 11: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING & POTLUCK at Congregational Church Parish Hall. Potluck starts at 2pm and presentation of program begins around 2:45pm. March 2015 presentation: Dick Wild will talk about the history of the North Fork of the Trinity River. Trinity County Historical Society’s book, Photo Essay of Trinity County; Trinity Historic Photo calendar; and 2011 Trinity; and Hyampom Oral History Project disk will be available for purchase. Meeting is open to the public. More info: call museum at 623-5211 or contact a TCHS Board member. Second Saturday each month. FREE.

SAT APRIL 11: CHICO, CA - NORCAL JAZZ FESTIVAL at Laxson Auditorium at CSU Chico.

SAT APRIL 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: MAY 9; JUNE 13; JULY 11; AUG 8; SEPT 12; OCT 10; NOV 7; DEC 12.

SAT APRIL 11: 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 12: 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.

SUN APRIL 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 APRIL 12: 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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.

TUES APRIL 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 APRIL 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.

TUES APRIL 14: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY ALLIANCE FOR THE HEALING ARTS (TAHA) BOARD MEETING & FINGER FOOD POTLUCK at a private home - location TBA 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. Regular meetings are held quarterly on Second Tuesday of March, April, September & October, plus a Directors Meeting in May.

WED APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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.

FRI APRIL 17: 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 APRIL 17: CHICO, CA - NORCAL JAZZ FESTIVAL (FREE SHOW) at Chico City Plaza.

FRI APRIL 17: HAYFORK - HOT BUTTERED RUM (string band) at Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 9pm. Doors open at 8pm. This is gonna be a good one! If there's enough interest and support, a second late night set might go down (Fran was told). $20. Watch on You Tube.  

SAT APRIL 18: REDDING, CA - NORCAL JAZZ FESTIVAL at Old City Hall.

SAT APRIL 18: ARCATA, CA - A CHOICE AFFFAIR - A BLACK & WHITE MASQUERADE: A BENEFIT FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD NORTHERN CALIFORNIA at Plaza Grill (780 7th Street). Doors open at 5:30pm. Plated dinner by Abruzzi Catering. Silent auction ends at 7pm; Live auction begins at 8pm. Please make reservations by APRIL 10. More info or for tickets: call Tia Baratelle at 707-502-3008. 

SUN APRIL 19: CHICO, CA - NORCAL JAZZ FESTIVAL at Sierra Nevada Big Room.

MON APRIL 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 21: HAYFORK - HAYFORK COOPERATIVE MEETING at Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 7pm. April presentation: Tyler Crough of Norel-Pom Natural Foods will talk about their new store in the old pharmacy building, and about their Skate Park project for the kids. Program will start with Ted Dawson doing some ceremony and prayer for these efforts, plus tell about his line of products that will be sold there. Lana will talk about the new Wintu section in the Hayfork Library which she spearheaded. 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): MAY: Dennis Martinez, an excellent international speaker, will talk about on melding traditional land and forest stewarding and modern scientific knowledge about them. JUNE: Amanda Macon and Drew will be presenting on soils and permaculture and their new project. Dave Johnson wants to present on water conservation, his barrel gardening and other related practices.  JULY: Terry  Johnson and friends will talk about goats and goat cheese making.

THURS APRIL 23: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL MEETING at TCRCD conference room (on Horseshoe Lane) at 7pm. More info or for agenda or exact time and location: contact Noreen Doyas at Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) at 623-6004. Fourth Thursday each month, except in Nov/Dec, when there is one meeting in the middle.

FRI APRIL 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 APRIL 25: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BLACKSMITH CLASSES at J. J. Jackson Museum Blacksmith Shop (780 Main Street) 9am-12noon. Classes are held on second and fourth Saturdays each month October - May. More info: call museum at 623-5211.

SUN APRIL 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:  MAY - Canceled; JUNE 28; JULY 26; AUG 23; SEPT 27; OCT 25; NOV 22; DEC - Canceled.

TUES APRIL 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.

THURS APRIL 30: WEAVERVILLE - WORKSHOP: SILK PAINTING SPRING IMAGES & COLORS at Main Street Gallery (490 Main Street) 10am-3:30pm. Taught by Karel Hendee. An introduction to painting on silk in the French resist method. They will experiment with different techniques then design and complete one or more painting(s). Class is limited to 8 participants (minimum 4). $80. To register please contact: Main Street Gallery; Pam Yearout at 778-3135 or email earthdance@com-pair.net or Karel Hendee at 575-6878 or go to website. More details will be provided upon inquiry and registration.

***MAY 2015***
FRI MAY 1: WEAVERVILLE - THE FREE RANGE STRING BAND (Old-Time Music duo from Nevada County) at Barking Mad Art Gallery. One of the musicians, Karel Hendee, will be the featured artist at Main Street Gallery for the month of April. More info: call Pam or Elizabeth at Our Space Gallery.

SUN MAY 3: WEAVERVILLE - WORKSHOP: LUMINOUS COLLAGE LANDSCAPES WITH HAND-DYED ILKS, BATIK COTTONS AND MORE at Barking Mad Art Gallery 10am-4pm. Taught by Karel Hendee. Learn to hand-dye silks with instant set “Colorhue dyes”, then collage and fuse together a luminous landscape. This landscape collage can then be framed as it is, or quilted and embellished into a wall-hanging. Class is limited to 8 students (minimum 4). $90. All materials included. No experience necessary. All levels welcome. To register please contact: Main Street Gallery; Pam Yearout at 778-3135 or email earthdance@com-pair.net or Karel Hendee at 575-6878 or go to website. More details will be provided upon inquiry and registration.

SUN MAY 3: 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. 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: JUNE 7; JULY - Canceled; AUG 2; SEPT - Canceled; OCT 4; NOV 1; DEC 6.

SUN MAY 3: EUGENE, OR - FREE HERBALISM PROJECT at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Featuring Wise Woman Herbalist Susun Weed. Register now for this special Herb Day Celebration! Free for everyone in the community with plenty of free tea, herbal educational, wildflowers, and live music. A fundraiser for United Plant Savers. Spend a day celebrating herbs!

SAT MAY 16: HAYFORK - ANNUAL WINE & CHEESE GALA at Trinity County Fairgrounds 6:30pm-9:30pm. Delicious food, wine tasting, live music by Sabor, and live and silent auctions! They are also pleased to host California Brewing Company and Mad River Brewing Company this year. Join them for a bigger & better Wine Gala! More info or for advance tickets: talk to Watershed Research and Training Center at 628-4206.

FRI MAY 22: HAYFORK - FISHBONE at Northern Delights Coffeehouse. If you missed the show last time, you might not wanna this time, cause there can always not be a next time... $35. Tickets will be on sale at Northern Delights cafe and on website soon. This show will likely sellout. Watch on You Tube.
 
"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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