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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter , Meg Upton Staff Writer By now, all the high schools in Plumas county wanting to participate in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition have had classroom visits to explain the program and do an activity that aims to help high school students overcome their fear of public speaking and recite a poem from memory before an audience. I ‘I‘Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational / ARTS materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. I This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self—confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, and the state and jurisdictional arts agencies” according to the Poetry Out Loud website. Locally this means the California Arts Council and Plumas Arts work together to administer the program for Plumas County. The 2020. competition is the fourth year and ENTERTAINMENT Students from around county gather for poetry contest —and biggest year so far— for Loud website from memory- the event in Plumas County. and will be judged on Some schools have had memorization, interpretation repeat visits and have begun and appearance. organizing a team of students Three local judges will determine the winner of the contest, who will then move to compete. So far, three schools in Plumas County have cenfirmed participants: on to represent Plumas Quincy High (which won in County in the state the second year), Indian ' competition in Sacramento on Valley Academy (which won March 15 and 16. last year) and Long Valley Poetry enthusiast Will Charter. Farris, who judged last year, has confirmed he will be back for a second year. Other judges are still being confirmed. The student who comes in first will have to memorize two additional poems for recitation at the state competition, Now comes the fun part: the competition. Plumas Arts will hold a countywide competition Sunday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 3 pm, at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. Each contestant will recite one poem from the Poetry Out Stand-up comedy, improv coming to Quincy's Main Street» Lounge on Jan. 18 Meg Upton Terrazas, Kim Carroll, Staff Writer Margaret Elysia Garcia, with special guests David ' Kitchens, Wayne Bauer and Want to warm up your other special guests. winter heart with a belly full Audience participation in of laughter? Pachuca improv is encouraged. Productions hosts a stand-up Tickets are on sale at the and improv comedy night Main Street Sports Bar or Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7 pm, in available from a troupe member for $15. Limited seating is available for this one-evening event. Proceeds go to upcoming projects with Plumas County students. the Main Street Lounge in Quincy. The evening showcases the comedic chops of the troupe. The event stars Tina Pachuca Productions — Tina Terrazas and Margaret Elysia Garcia pictured here at their first stand-up comedy night, host their second stand-up comedy and improv night Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Main Street Lounge in Quincy. Photo by Ryan Upton Happenings from around Plumas County. Thu, Jan 9 Quincy: Quincy Elks Lodge #1884 starts up Bingo Night every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month starting at 6 pm. Food and beverages available for purchase. Ring in 2020 at Words Music at Patti’s Thunder Cafe, 557 Lawrence St., with featured artists Penny Dude. Doors open at 6:45 pm, with the featured performance starting at 7 pm. The show concludes at 9. Fri, Jan 10 Quincy: Hank Alrich performs at The Drunk Brush on Grover Alley, beginning at 6 pm, Quincy: Mon, Jan 13 Plumas County Women's Cancer Support Group meets at 6 pm. in Fellowship Room of Our Savior Lutheran Church, 298 E. High St. The goal of the group is to provide support for women survivors living with cancer. Please join us. For information call Dottie, 283-4778, or Shirley, 283-2335. The Support Group is not church-affiliated. Thu, Jan 16 Quincy: Plumas County Democratic Central Committee holds regular business meeting, 6:30 8 pm, at the Quincy Library, 445 Jackson St. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Fri, Jan 17 Lassen National Forest: Almanor Ranger District on the Lassen National Forest hosts annual guided snowshoe tour. Times will be announced later. All tours require reservations. To reserve your spot, schedule your school or get more information about snowshoe program, contact Carlos Holguin, Visitor Information Services, at 258-2141 or by email at ‘ Sun, Jan 19 Johnsvifle: I First in the 2020 Historic Longboard Revival Race Series at the ski hill in Plumas Eureka State Park, weather permitting. Registration runs 10 11:15 am, with the number drawing at 11:45 am. Racing begins at noon. Well—behaved dogs on leash allowed. A Sun, Jan 26 Quincy: ‘ . Annual Poetry Out Loud competition for high school students sponsored by Plumas Arts at Town Hall Theatre, 469 Main St., 1 — 3 pm. Free and open to the public. Sat, Feb 29 Quincy: Leap Year Spaghetti Dinner, a fundraiser for Quincy Outdoor Theatre, at Tulsa Scott Building at Fairgrounds, 5 — 8 pm Bring a drawing prize to be entered to win a gift basket. It’s easy to include nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in the Plumas County Calendar of Events: There will be cash prizes for winners of the contest. Funding is provided for the county Champion’s stay in Sacramento. The winner of the state contest will represent California in the national contest in Washington DC. in April. The contest is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades in Plumas County regardless of whether or not a presentation was made in that student’s English class, or whether they are public, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 11B 1 r l l l l l private or home-schooled students. Poet and arts administrator Margaret Elysia Garcia is providing coaching to all students interested through Plumas Arts and is visiting schools for a second time throughout January by request. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the contest, call Plumas Arts at . 283-3402 or Margaret Elysia . Garcia at (714) 746—4093. Groundhog Fest seeking vendors, chili contestants, In preparation for the Groundhog Fever Festival scheduled Saturday, Feb. 1, the Quincy Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors, chili cook-off contestants and volunteers. The seventh annual event will take place at the Plumas County Courthouse, .521 Main St., in Quincy from 1 to 5 pm. In years past, the event" drew a large crowd of festival-goers wishing to shake off the winter blues. With live music, a chili cook-off, libations, entertainment, and of course, the weather prediction of world-famous groundhog' Chuck Wood, the event is sureto be a good iflllJH Hilll iHillilli, gar/ark? 57‘ (71w TOWN HALL TH ERIng WfiWWWWWm KNIVES OUT Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, ooper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a. suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Danielt Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self- serVing lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, Knives Out is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end. Two Week Bun! Jan.‘ 17-20 and Jan. 24-27 The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Lucasfilm and director'J.‘J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at family-friendly time. . Booths cost $25 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space, and are free .for nonprofits. The cost to ' enter the chili cook-off is $25. Winners of the Peoples’ Choice and Judge’s‘Choice award will split the entry fees, and receive a trophy and bragging rights. A special trophy for best-decorated .booth will also be handed out. Those wishing to table a booth or enter the chili cook-off can pick up a registration form at The Toy Store or fill out an online form at www.quincych groundhog-fever- festival. For more information, call (310) 569-1403. ‘wm WNIMMMNMVNBW Adults ........ Students/ Seniors .......... .57 Children . .56 283-1 140 I SENIOR MENU I Monday, Jan. 13 Grilled tuna and cheese I sandwich, potato soup, sliced tomatoes, juice I Tuesday, Jan. 14 I Porkchops/stuffing, roasted cauliflower and butternut I squash, applesauce I *Vegetarian Meal; Inwasnemmywaamwswmmmwm Wednesday, Jan. 15 Stuffed green peppers, carrot raisin salad, bran muffin, pineapple slices I Thursday, Jan. 18 I Chicken and noodles, carrots and peas, green salad, peachy , I cream pudding, juice I Friday, Jan. 17 Beef and bean chili with I cheese, coleslaw, orange slices, corn bread I "Healthy Heart Meal *"May contain over 1,000 mg of Sodium I Each meal is 600-800 calories (variable). To lower calories leave out the bread and save about 60-70 calories. ' mmmmnmwmwmmpuuamrmmannerismsquimammmnsmmwm Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, 283- I6307 x1502 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-4173; Blairsden I open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for reservations. Suggested Idonation $2.50 for 60 yrs older. One guest may accompany each I senior, $6 mandatory charge. Menus may change. Noon at all sites.