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Community Foundation Grant Opportunity Deadline is June 7th

The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a resource building organization in Shasta and Siskiyou counties dedicated to promoting philanthropy by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 2000, the Community Foundation has awarded over $18,000,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations.

Artist Kim Solga received a grant to paint a prominent public mural in Dunsmuir celebrating the town’s heritage.

The deadline of June 7th is fast approaching for grant applications for funding from two field of interest funds managed by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. These opportunities are provided thanks to the efforts and investments made by many generous donors in our region. The Animal Welfare Endowment Fund was established in 2009 to benefit projects that will provide care for animals in Shasta and Siskiyou counties; the Community Arts Endowment Fund was established to support grants to nonprofits, public entities, and individual artists for the creation and presentation of new work in any media in the region. Grant review committee members from the areas served evaluate the proposals and make recommendations for funding.

More details about making donations to or requesting funding from these and other funds are available on the Community Foundation’s website at www.shastarcf.org.

For further information, contact Program Officer, Amanda Hutchings at amanda@shastarcf.org or call 530.244.1219.

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“100 Years of Broadway” at the Mt Burney Theatre

The Fall River Valley Community Choir performed “One Hundred Years of Broadway” at the Mt Burney Theatre on Saturday May 6. Eighteen choir members performed a medley of 50 Broadway hits ranging from the early days of Tin Pan Alley to state-of-the-art contemporary Broadway.

Rev. Bill Myers soloing “If Ever I Would Leave You”

Don Smith directed the choir for the 45 minute review arranged by Mac Huff.

Don Smith directing the choir

Narrator Michael Kerns guided the audience through the history as he introduced each of the six sections of the review.

The performance began with an Opening featuring songs such as “Give My Regards to Broadway,” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”

Beautiful voices

The Early Years featured music from Tin Pan Alley greats such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.

Setting the Standards included some of the all time great hits by Rogers and Hammerstein. The Golden Years featured classics such as “Hello Dolly,” Try to Remember,” and “Seventy Six Trombones.”

Breaking New Ground rocked the hall with Stu Stoore’s soulful interpretation of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Melanie Kerns moved the audience to tears as she sang Memory written for the 1981 musical Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn.

Stu Stoore doing a solo

The historical journey concluded with State of the Art leading us into the new millennium with rousing songs such as “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” and “Broadway Baby.”

Then the choir concluded with a finale of more classic show tunes.

The Finale

Under the direction of Director Smith, the choir did a masterful mix of choral blending and individual performance. Laura Beyer, Melanie Kerns, Alison Maki, Candee Parker, Michael Martin, Penny Rogers, Lynn Stoore, Maggie Torres, Bill Myers, Stu Stoore, Brian Baddeley, Jean Rogers, and Tom Jones all sang solos.

What a treat! The spirit of Broadway definitely descended. Special thanks to Donna Sylvester, owner of Mt Burney Theatre, for hosting the event.

The Spirit of Broadway descends

The Fall River Valley Community Choir will give another performance of the review on May 7 at Ingram Hall in McArthur at 4 p.m. and a shortened version at the Fall River Library on May 20.

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Memorial Day Weekend Fine Arts & Craft Show

Rotary Club of Burney/Fall River will be sponsoring a Fine Arts and Craft Show on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Downtown Burney next to the Rex Club Days Car Show behind U.S. Bank.

Proceeds go to support local scholarships and Rotary International’s Polio Plus.

This craft show will feature local artists. All items are handmade fine arts and crafts sold by the artist who created them!

Vendors please contact Andrew Urlie, Email: mailto:burneyfallsart@gmail.com; Phone: (530) 335-4030

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Shasta Regional Community Foundation Announces Open Application Period for Animal Welfare and Community Arts Grants

The Shasta Regional Community Foundation has announced that applications are currently available to request project support from the Animal Welfare Endowment Fund and the Community Arts Endowment Fund. 

The Animal Welfare Endowment Fund was established in 2009 to benefit projects that will provide care for animals in Shasta and Siskiyou counties.

The Community Arts Endowment Fund was established to support grants to nonprofits, public entities, and individual artists for the creation and presentation of new work in any media in the region.

These opportunities are provided thanks to the efforts and investments made by many generous donors in our region. Grant review committee members from the areas served evaluate the proposals and make recommendations for funding.

Both funds have an application deadline of June 7, 2017 and more details about making donations to or requesting funding from these and other funds are available on the Community Foundation’s website at www.shastarcf.org.

For further information, contact Program Officer, Amanda Hutchings at amanda@shastarcf.org or call 530.244.1219.

The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a resource building organization in Shasta and Siskiyou counties dedicated to promoting philanthropy by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 2000, the Community Foundation has awarded over $18,000,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations.

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PTA Homemade Craft Show displays the creativity and love of Burney community

In spite of the snow, the people came from around town, over the mountain, and through the woods. Artisans and artists, bakers and Boy Scouts, friends and neighbors, young and old gathered at the Burney Elementary school on November 19, for the PTA Homemade Craft Fair.

Folks enjoying shopping and conversing

Folks enjoying shopping and conversing

The fair began at 9 a.m. A variety of vendors waited expectantly for the patrons to arrive so they could share their wares.

Soroptomists Marie Conway, Jackie Young, and Candace Foley

Soroptomists Marie Conway, Jackie Young, and Candace Foley

beautiful-jewelry-and-photography

Jewelry and gifts by Michelle Blunt and photography by Susan Hanson

Yummy pies and breads

Yummy pies and breads

Potter Andrew Urlie displays his wares

Potter Andrew Urlie displays his wares

Awesome plants from the BHS AG Program

Awesome plants from the BHS AG Program

There were Christmas crafts and handmade soaps, crafts made from natural substances by the McKays, hand-crafted photocards and art…

Linda Colvin form LACE Photography

Linda Colvin form LACE Photography

… goods to numerous to name or photograph. It was a fiesta of local creativity.

The Boy Scouts under the supervision of George Chapman were all set to serve hot homemade soup to hungry patrons.

Delicious hot soups

Delicious hot soups

And the vendors were not disappointed. In spite of the snow and slush, the parking lot filled up and a steady flow of people streamed up and down the aisles.

A variety of arts and crafts, delicious baked goods, and wonderful soups

A variety of arts and crafts, delicious baked goods, and wonderful soups

Jim Billo chats with shoppers

Jim Billo chats with shoppers

The youth of Burney helped to make the event a success. Not only did the Boy Scouts serve delicious soups, the evening before the event they helped the vendors to carry in their displays and after the event they helped them to load their cars.

Matthew Golczynski serving some of his delicious Tuscan Zupa

Matthew Golczynski serving some of his delicious Tuscan Zupa

Francie Ferguson and Morgan Hernden summed up the spirit of the event, saying “Working together makes it better!” Harper Tate and Langston Tate also volunteered for the Burney AG program which is taught by Kari Rose. Jeannine Ferguson was also present to help.

Francie Ferguson and Morgan Herdon selling plants for the BHS AG Program

Francie Ferguson and Morgan Herdon selling plants for the BHS AG Program

After the fair closed, as the last vendors left, organizer Kathy Urlie said, “Everybody does well to make a great event!”

 

 

 

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Intermountain Alchemy Arts Opening in Burney

A new business is opening in Burney!  It is called Inter-Mountain Alchemy Arts. It is located at 37499 Main Street between Superior Avenue Steel Supply and Burney Disposal.  The business is a collaborative venture by Christina Farber, Jeff McNeil and Shawn Lemmon to provide a variety of healing arts. metal arts, and electronic arts in the Intermountain area.

Christina Farber, Jeff McNeil, and Shawn Lemmon

Christina Farber, Jeff McNeil, and Shawn Lemmon

The front part of the building has already opened to the public. Christina Farber is providing hair-cuts and massage therapy. Men’s hair cuts and short-hair women’s cuts are $10. Kids’ cuts are also $10. If children are are 3-foot tall they can get their haircut on a small tractor.

Christine Farber in the barber shop

Christine Farber in the barber shop

One-hour massage therapy is $39.99.

Healing massage center

Healing massage center

In the back part of the building, Jeff McNeil is creating a sheet metal, welding, and blacksmith shop. Many people in the local area have met Jeff through his folksy western music. Jeff performed last year at the pre-fireworks program for Burney Basin Days. He has also played at the Rex Club and the Fall River Hotel. Most recently he entertained fishermen at the Fisherman’s breakfast in Old Station.

Jeff has been a blacksmith for 30 years and a horseshoer for 25 years. He loves riding horses and was a trail and pack guide in the Sierras above Yosemite for many years. Jeff has a clever eye for metal sculpture and whimsy and likes to make art out of scrap metal.

Jeff with a crab made from scrap metal

Jeff with a crab made from scrap metal

Jeff’s metal working shop and gallery is expected to be open by July, but in the meantime, you can visit and see some of Jeff’s work the front part of the building.

Jeff and Christina in front of some of Jeff's metalwork

Jeff and Christina in front of some of Jeff’s metalwork

The third component of Inter-Mountain Alchemy Arts will be located in the upstairs portion of the building. Shawn Lemmon has an electrical engineering degree from MIT. Shawn feels passionately about alternative energy and fixing computers is fun for him.

Shawn is currently overseeing all of the clean-up and design of the building. He has also been tending a garden in front of the building that was planted to provide fresh vegetables and herbs for Pacific Crest Trail hikers and the community.

Shawn’s office for electronic arts is expected to be open later this year.

The theme of the business is “Transformational Energy and Beauty.” If you want to learn more, stop by or call Christina Farber at 650-283-4322. Business hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. -2 p.m.

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Dec. 5th – Crafts Flourish in Pit River Country

December 5 was not officially named Craft Day, but it could have been.

Linda bought this one in Round Mountain

Linda bought this one in Round Mountain

From McArthur to Round Mountain a half dozen different events treated Intermountain residents  to a celebration of local creativity and Christmas cheer. In McArthur, shoppers flocked to Santa’s Workshop and 12 Days of Christmas  at the Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds. In Burney, The VFW Women’s Auxiliary Craft Show and the New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church Annual Christmas Bake Sale and Craft Show were taking place. In addition, the first annual Christmas Boutique at Hearthstone Health Foods also featured local crafters and artists.

Then as events in Burney and the Fall River Valley were winding down, the Mountain Community Center in Round Mountain hosted its 2015 Holiday Open House and Free Santa Store.

Beautiful pattern on a handmade pot holder

Click on image for larger view

Click on image for larger view

Events actually began on Wednesday December 2 with the 12 Days of Christmas at the Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds in McArthur. This is the first week of a three-week craft event.  Each week from Wednesday through Saturday the holiday fair will be open. The 12 days of Christmas will culminate in a ginger bread contest on December 19.

On Saturday, Santa’s Workshop, was held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Ingram’s Hall. This is a major annual holiday event. This year’s show featured local artists, a Wayside Garden Club Greens Boutique, and locally made Christmas decorations.  Santa came at 12:00pm. Food was offered by the Fort Crook Historical Society.

Because Linda and I had a table at the VFW Christmas Craft Show, we weren’t able to get over to the fairgrounds in McArthur but we did meet shoppers who were making a day of it trying to hit all of the craft shows in  Burney and Fall River. What a great day for visitors to tour the area and witness the creative output of the area.

VFW Auxiliary Gift Baskets

VFW Auxiliary Gift Baskets

In addition to hosting their craft fair, the Woman’s Auxiliary 5685 had a table selling  tickets for gift baskets to be raffled of at the American Legion Ham Dinner on December 12th.

Anita "Cricket" Allen with baked goods, candles and homemade jellies

Anita “Cricket” Allen with baked goods, candles and homemade jellies

Amongst the vendors at the VFW Hall, Anita “Cricket” Allen, one of my favorite people, was selling some delicious baked goods and homemade jellies.

One of the things I like about Cricket, is that she is generally cheerful and kind and always seems to have good advice. My advice is that if you ever have a chance to get some of her breads or jellies seize the opportunity. I got a banana nut bread and some choke cherry jelly.

The McKay brothers were there too with items hand-crafted from wood and other natural products. They also have a booth at the 12 Days of Christmas. Their hand-made pens are very popular. While at the Vets Hall, they got a call from McArthur saying that they needed to bring in more pens because they were selling out.

Nancy Crafts and Collectibles had a beautiful display featuring dazzling crystals.

Nancy's Crafts and Collectibles

Nancy’s Crafts and Collectibles

Linda was busy showing her hand made Christmas cards featuring beautiful pictures of wintry Burney Falls and Burney Mountain as well as gift items, framed and matted photos, and artwork.

Linda Colvin from LACE Photography

Linda Colvin from LACE Photography

There was also a large and lovely display of hand-made soaps and numerous other Christmas crafts and items. I actually didn’t have time to get around to all of it. While Linda manned the table, I snuck away to go over and check out the 87th Annual Holiday Gift Sale at New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church. They are in their new location behind Burney Valley Real Estate.

Everything was cozy and beautifully decorated. While there I ran into Sarah Clark and Barbara Watson. A few weeks earlier I had seen these gracious ladies doing folk dances at the Hope is Alive! Open Mic.

Sarah Clark and Barbara Watson at New Hope Evangelical

Sarah Clark and Barbara Watson at New Hope Evangelical

We talked about what a great event it was, hoping that there will be another one in a few months. They said that if there is they will invite more international folk dancers up from Redding.

I also had a chance to talk with Bobby and Ramona about how the church is doing since their transition. Actually, spirits are high and faith strengthened. It is still unclear what will become of the old Presbyterian church building where they formerly held services. I think that the Burney Presbyterian Church is the first church that I ever attended when I was child back in the 1950’s.  (See Churches of Burney)

As I talked with Bobby and Ramona I felt the spirit of prayer in the church and I told them that I would try to come this month to visit one of their services.

When I got back to the Vet’s Hall it was time to pack things up. But the day was not yet over. Linda and I jumped into our sleigh (actually Jeep) and headed over Burney Mountain to attend the Mountain Community Center Holiday Bazaar. On the way, we stopped at the vista point to get some pictures of snow-covered Burney mountain.

Mt. Burney

Mt. Burney

When we arrived at the community center,  we saw that the hall had been beautifully decorated with red table cloths and Christmas decorations. There were tables full of baked goods, tables of gift items, tables with items donated for a silent auction, and nicely decorated tables for people to sit down and enjoy. Most thrilling perhaps was the Santa Shop.

Young'uns lined up for Santa Shop

Young’uns lined up for Santa Shop

When youngsters entered they received tickets that enabled them to shop in Santa’s shop for gift items for family members. Then after selecting the gift items, they went to a table where Santa’s helpers dressed as elves helped them to wrap the presents.

Santa's elves gift-wrapping

Santa’s elves gift-wrapping

There was also great music performed by the Mountain Messengers. I even got a chance to get up and sing a few Christmas songs.

Me singing Christmas songs with Jerry, and Kay

Me singing Christmas songs with Jerry and Kay

A highlight of the evening came when some of the children got up to sing Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, and other great Christmas songs backed up by the band.

Children singing Christmas songs

Children singing Christmas songs

Deb Klein was the main organizer for this year’s event. Kay Nichols, Elena Norman, Angela Bartolomei, and Sally Durrett also put in many hours of work to ensure success.

Deb was really excited by how much the community pitched in.  She said that over 400 toys had been donated, plus the baked goods and auction items. In addition, many local folks volunteered their service during the function.

“This was really a big event for the community,” she said.

Everyone did an outstanding job. Everything was beautiful. The atmosphere glowed with the joy of community Christmas spirit.

Deb also made some delicious home-canned jellies for the occasion.

Deb's Jellies

Deb’s Jellies

Just after 5 p.m., people gathered outside and sang more Christmas songs as the community Christmas tree’s lights went on.

Christmas Tree Lighting at the Mountain Community Center

Christmas Tree Lighting at the Mountain Community Center

Then the evening concluded with raffle prizes and the announcement of the winners of the silent auction.

What a full day of heart and creativity in Pit River Country.  What a great way to usher in the holiday season. Feel the love. Joy to the world!

Let us pray for peace on earth. Amen.

 

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