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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 16, 2012 15B Local artist creates display at '00fihistle Stop' The Whistle Stop Campaign Party at the Taylorsville Grange win be the last stop on a campaign-tour through Plumas County for candidates Jim Reed and Robert Meach- er. Local residents will be able to meet and talk with these candidates, running for Con- gress and state Assembly, as they wind their way through Plumas County's Memorial Day weekend festivities May 27, just one week before the June 5 primary election. The candidates are expected to visit the Lake Almanor Memorial Weekend Craft Fair in the morning, lunch in Quin- cy, visit the Bursting into Spring Craft Fair at the Graea- gle Firehall and put in for the evening a:t the Taylorsville Grange for the Whistle Stop Campaign Party at 6:30 p.m. Indian Valley artist Mavis Somers offered the concept of a Whistle Stop Campaign Par- ty to the local Democratic Cen- tral Committee. She saw it as a way to tie the opportunity for quality conversations with candidates to a lively dance and party. Those quality conversations will take place in "chat cir- cles" at the Grange event where Reed and Meacher will sit down with interested party guests for open-ended, sponta- neous discussions. Chat cir- cles will provide casual, direct interaction between the candi- dates and voters. Somers is well known for her murals at events at the Greenville Museum, the Greenville Fireman's Ball, pri- vate parties and fundraisers. For the Whistle Stop Cam- paigu Party, she has painted a stage backdrop with a Whistle Stop Campaign theme to bring a historic context to the formal campmgn speeches to be deliv- ered after the chat circles. Somers is also building a rail for the stage to simulate the ca- boose handrail that Roosevelt stood at during his speeches from the famous Pullman train car the Ferdinand Magellan. The Ferdinand Magellan was one of two train cars custom built for a president of the United States. The other was for Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Following the Whistle Stop Campaign speeches, music, dancing, fun and another round of chat circles will en- sue at the Taylorsville Grange. Meacher, running for state Assembly, will be listening for guests' most pressing con- cerns about rural Northern California. If elected, his job will be to advocate in the state Assembly for the re- gion's interests. Jim Reed, now endorsed by the California Teachers Associ- ation, the California Teamsters and the Sacramento Bee, will be listening for national concerns from the rural perspective. There will be hors d'6euvres and a no-host bar. The Plumas County Democratic Central Committee hosts the event; everyone is invited. Cost is a $10 donation at the door. Call 283-1936 for more information. Local artist Mavis Somers paints up some history for the Whistle Stop Campaign Party at the Taylorsville Grange May 27. Candidates Jim Reed and Robert Meacher will be on hand all evening. Photo courtesy Plumas County Democratic Central Committee Children's Fair offers family fun on Saturday The climbing wall proves a popular Children's Fair attraction. Look for it to return during this year's fair May 19, along with other family-friendly activities. Photo submitted The Children's Fair is com- ing up Saturday, May 19, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Chil- dren can enjoy the always popular climbing wall, pet- ting zoo, obstacles courses and pony rides. Caltrans will bring in a snow hill, and Plumas Coun- ty Public Works will have some big rigs on display. Other trucks and vehicles will be on hand from the sheriff's office, California Highway Patrol, Public Works, Plumas District Hos- pital and Quincy Tow. Enter- tainment will feature dancers, singers, musicians, gymnasts and a magician. Local agencies wilt provide • a variety of arts and craft ac- tivities for children of all ages. There wilI be games ga- lore. Smokey Bear will greet children. Low-cost food and bever- ages will be available throughout the day. This is the 24th Children's Fair sponsored by the Plumas Children's Council. The an- nual fair is organized as an opportunity for families to enjoy being together for a day of fun. t:rds, and more i: : .::: : ::: : : : um's major fundraisers and organizers appreciate all par- ticipation. Those who have quality art or artifacts that they would like to donate for this event are invited to call the museum. Staff members are accepting items right up to the event. The event will include wine and cocktails, hats d'oeuvers by Scan Conry, local artists, live music by Andrew Ohren, and silent and live auctions. A special golf package is also available to participants. Last year's event was an unmitigated success, and the museum hopes to do as well or better this year. The pro- fessional auctioneer is Wes- ley Neer, a native of Plumas County and one of the top of the line in his business. Numerous contemporary works have already been do- nated by local artists, as well as some historic pieces and a number of artifacts. Of spe- cial interest to those who like Western memorabilia is a set of steer horn furniture from the 1880s. Tickets sold out last year, and organizers expect they will this year as well. Think again. See fabulous art on view at the 3rd Annual QUINCY STUDENT ART SHOW at the Main Street Artists Gallery Sunday, May 10 10am-3pm All proceeds from sales benefit art education in the schools. DINNER with PLUMAS CASA Tues., May 29 • Dinner at 6:30pro Birdwatching opportunities will abound Saturday, May 19, during the Sierra Valley Bird, Boats and Barbecue event at Maddalena Ranch. Sponsored by Plumas Audubon and Feather River Land Trust, the event is open to everyone and runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guided bird tours start at 8 a.m. and continue until 10 a.m. A botany walk is set for 10 a.m. and canoeing is available starting at 9 a.m. Canoes are available or guests can bring their own. A barbecue meal will be available for a $5 donation starting at noon. From Highway 70, take A24 for 1.75 miles to the Maddalena property. For more information go to frlt.org or contact Karen at 283-5758 or kkleven@frlt.org. Photo courtesy Feather River Land Trust Art, artifacts upfor ! - fundraising auction Is this what you think our "kids" were? The Plumas County Muse-. um will hold an "Art & Arti- facts Auction" Saturday, June 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Longboards Bar & Grill in Blairsden. Tickets tbr the event cost $20 and are available by call- ing the museum at 283-6320, visiting plumasmuseum.org or contacting a museum trustee. Tickets are also avail- able in Quincy at Epilog Gallery • 436 Plain St. • Quincy Books; in Blairsden/Graeagle Ill MAIN STt/ET ARTISTS at Epilog & Co., Mill Works, Red House Art and Eastern mainstreetartists.net • 530-283-1909 Plumas Chamber of Cam- I l merce; in Portola at High Sierra Books and Portola Vil- lage Pharmacy; in Greenville at the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce; and in Chester at Books and Beyond. All proceeds benefit the mu- The Lodge at Whitehawk Restaurant scum; this is one of the muse- 985 Whitehawk Dr., Clio, CA • " Reservations only. 530-836-4985 Join Plumas CASA for dinner and help a child in the foster care system. The Chef at the Lodge at Whitehawk Restaurant will create a choice of three entrees including vegetables and dessert. The cost for the event is $30 per dinner, plus tax an.d gratuity, with proceeds benefitingPlumas CASA. Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers who act as friends, mentors and consistent adults in foster childreffs lives and advocate for the children in Court. ° Cocktails at 5pm with open bar • ° Dinner at 6:30pm a Silent auction and drawings to follow  ' ° For info, call Joelle • 283-2227 more CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates FOR CHILDREN TOWN HALL THEATRE Presents Starting May 18 - Schedule Change Fri., Sat. & Sun,, May 18,19 & 20 • 7pm THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS Rated PG • 1 hr., 28 min. ° Animated Adventure i i ' Sun., May 20 ° 4pm Mon, & Tues., May 21 & 22 • 7pm SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN Rated PG-13 • 1 "hr., 52 min. • Comedy A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. Showtime: 7pm • Sunday Matinee 4pm Adults .................. s7.00 I Students & I Seniors ................. *6.00 Children ................ *5.00 " 283-114 • 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at wquincytonhall.com