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m ~LI~ a ~mllalmlllmlnMi !~4~ vveonesoay, May 4, 2u1 1 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Do you wonder about those who've walked on this land before you, the wildflowers you see along the trails, the birds and animals who share our home or the stars over- head? The nature writer Wendell Berry once wrote, "You can't know who you are until you know where you are." Lassen Land and Trails Trust is offering a series of four adventure tours to ex- lalore the natural and cultural heritage that makes our home in this northeastern corner of California unique. The series begins Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Dr. Christopher O'Brien, an archaeologist and adjunct professor of anthropology at CSU Ehico, leading a daylong The Lassen Land and Trails Trust launches its Discover Lassen tours with a trip to the land of Ishi, which includes Black Rock, sacred to his people. Photo courtesy Lassen Land an d Trails Trust hike into the land of Ishi of the Yahi. Ishi was the last of the Yahi, an "extinct" Northern California native people, who stepped out of his aboriginal past and home in the "front country" of the Lassen Peak foothills 100 years ago. Ishi's story has been told in both popular and scientific writing, and it is of particu- lar significance that the adventure will occur during the 100th anniversary of Ishi's walk out of the foothills of Lassen Peak and into modern histo~'y. Participants will learn about Ishi.and the archaeology of the region -- what we know or have heard as well as what we don't know, O'Brien has been engaged in archaeological research for more than 25 years. A specialist in zooarchaeology (the analysis of animal bones recovered in archaeological sites), O'Brien has studied archaeological bone assem- blages in North America, Europe, Central Asia and East Africa covering a span of 2 million years of human prehistory. He has written extensively on archaeology in the Ishi Wilderness area and partici- pated in a symposium on Ishi recently held at the Society of- American Archaeology meetings. O'Brien is the Recreation and Heritage staff officer for the Lassen National Forest and, in addition to his CSU Chico position, is also adjunct faculty at Lassen Community College, where he teaches physical anthro- pology and archaeology. Each Discover Lassen adventure will include re- freshments and an expert guide. Other adventures in- clude Wildflowers of the Diamond Mountains, Grebes of Eagle Lake and the Sum- mer Milky Way. Registration is $15 per person per adven- ture or $50 per person for the series of four. Members of the Lassen Land and Trails Trust receive a member discount. Register early as participa- tion is limited. To follow Ishi's footsteps and learn about the native people who lived here, regis- ter for the-day or for the entire series at Lassen Land and Trails Trust's website, llttweb.org or call 257-3252 for more information. Upon registration, a packet will be sent to each participant with directions, equipment and other requirements. Due to the rigors of Dis- cover Lassen County, partici- pation is limitedto adults and children 12 years of age or older. Lassen Land and Trails Trust, a nonprofit member- ship-based organization, actively works to conserve Significant natural areas and working landscapes and to promote and enhance a system of public trails in northeastern California where the Sierra Cascade meets the Modoc, Plateau and the Great Basin, a region rich in agricultural heritage, wildlife and scenic vistas. For more information about the trust's work or about trails to enjoy, visit llttweb.org. Plumas Arts hosts another evening of Words & Music in Quincy Thursday, May 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. and no-host coffees, teas and liba- tions will be available. Admission is $3. Featured artist for the evening is Rebecca Glaspy. Here is what she has to say about her musical back- ground and inspiration: "Man. I love music. Luckily for me, my parents raised me to believe from a young age that I could not only listen and dance to musm. but I could actually make it. ence in mind, The Sports Brahs was an all-original, female comedy act that would get your gut busting with songs called 'Butter,' 'The Runs,' 'Sweaty Already' and ~That Butt in Those Jeans.' We would play anywhere, including outside of bars, on the street, barbecues and large parties. Sadly, Angle and I bid to split ways when we nmved to separate loca- tions, but we still reunite for shows when we can. On a side note, she will be the god- mother of all of my children. "Now, with some actual American Life in Poetry Ted Kooser U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004 - 06 love poems that take pains to observe people at their tasks, and here's a fine one by Christopher Todd Matthews, who lives in Virginia. Window Washer One hand slops suds on, one hustles them down like a blind. Brusque noon glare, filtered thus, loosens and glows. For five or six minutes he owns the place, dismal coffee bar, and us, its huddled underemployed. A blade, "Until a couple years performing experience under black line against the topmost glass, ago my music making was my belt, I have started toRebecca Glaspy will debut at Words & Music in Quincy next limited to family gatherings write songs on my own and week, May 12, with s6ngs that reflect life in Plumas County. begins, slices off the outer lather, and playing a few covers onreally pursue singing withPhoto courtesy Plumas Arts ! guitar, but when I went to my guitar. Most of mY songs flings it away, works inward, college, my very crazy and have been a reflection of inspiring artists are Tajstorytellers, actors or per- corrals the frothy middle, and carves, like-minded roommate Angle living here in Quincy and in Mahal, my sister Margaret formers are encouraged to with quick cuts, the stuff down, and I decided we would start the mountains for,the first Glaspy, The Fundies, Jonisign up at the door for a five- not looking for anything, beneath taking music (not so) seriously, time and also living with my Mitchell, Nina Simone, Mid- to seven-minute time slot. All We Started to incorporate our always-stellar boyfriend, town Dickens, Billie Holiday, music performances must be or inside. Homes to the last, friendship, sense of humor, Carroll. 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