Category Archives: Pit River Country Events
From Catherine Camp
FRIENDS OF BURNEY FALLS
Welcome to Fall
The Park’s summer season is ended, and the less busy fall season is upon us. The Interpretive Association celebrated 2018 with a thank-you barbecue for Park staff and camp hosts on September 17. Park staff has put in extra effort this year, as many have been called on to deal with fire in the immediate area and near our sister parks, Shasta State Historic Park. In addition, the Park would not serve visitors as well without the volunteer efforts of our skilled and cheerful camp hosts. They extend the reach of paid staff, and bring a diverse set of histories and talents. We couldn’t do it without them!
Heritage Day Plans
Have you made plans to attend Heritage Day this year? Sunday, October 7, Noon to 4 p.m. Entrance to the Park is free.
Join us for activities reminiscent of the 1870s in this area: Old Time Fiddle music, spinning and weaving, pine bough doll making, calligraphy, candle making, rope making, blacksmithing, branding and practicing with a cross-cut saw. Make some apple cider and taste Dutch oven apple crisp. Food is available for purchase from the Burney Lions Club. Meet community volunteers who lead each of the activities, and their young supporters from the Leos and the Boy Scouts. Plan to camp or to spend the afternoon, but come join us for some Heritage Day fun!
(compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909)
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If you missed the Candidates night sponsored by BES PTA and Burney Boosters you may see a video at Meet the Candidates for 2018 Fall River Joint School Board Election
Hat Creek Ranger District will have free Guided Tours of the Spattercone Hiking Trail and Subway Cave on Saturdays until the end of September. Spattercone Trail hikes begin at 8:45am and Subway Cave Tours begin at 11:00am. Bring hiking boots, flashlights and water. Call the District Office for more information 530-335-5521
Oct 01 – Winter Hours begin at the Burney Library 9 to 5 Mon Thru Thurs. Lunch 1-2 Oct 06 (Sat) Relay for Life at FR high school 10m-2pm Angela Romeo Senior project Oct 06 (Sat) Fall River Library is having a $5 bag sale on general merchandise.
Furniture and specialty items will be for sale .at marked prices. 9am to 3pm
Oct 07 (Sun) Heritage Day at McArthur Brney Falls State Park from noon to 4p Activities include Old Time Fiddle music, spinning and weaving, pine bough doll making, calligraphy, candle making, rope making, blacksmithing, branding and practicing with a cross-cut saw. Make some apple cider and taste Dutch oven apple crisp. Food is available for purchase from the Burney Lions Club. Entrance to the Park is free.
Oct 13 Intermountain Hospice Chair-ity Plus Auction
Oct 13 – Burney Chamber/Pit River Casino Fall Festival
Oct 13 – Really Big Shrimp Boil at Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds from 4p – 9p
Oct 14 – AAUW Soups, Salads and Sweets fundraiser
Oct 20 – A Taste of The Harvest sponsored by BES PTA
Oct 20 – AAUW Scholarship deadline for receipt of applications (see below for info) Oct 20 – Fall River Library Fall Festival and 30th Anniversary celebration from 5p-8p Oct 24 – Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday
Oct 21 – Harvest Dinner in Fall River at the Vet’s Hall at 1:00pm
Oct 31 – Main Street Trick or Treat hosted by Plumas Bank in FR from 5:30pm – 7:00p Oct 31 – May have a Halloween Hay Maze in Fall River – Stay tuned
Oct 31 – Halloween at the Burney Fire Hall
Nov 2 & 3 – Debbie’s Country Charm in Fall River annual Open House from 10am-5pm Nov 03 – Glenburn Church Annual Piano Recital at 2pm
Nov 04 – Day Light Savings ends
Nov 17 – BES PTA Craft Fair from 9a-2p in Cafeteria Nov 24 – Small Business Saturday Shop local
Nov 24 – Christmas Tree Lighting at Christmas Tree Lane in Burney Nov 27 – National Giving Tuesday
01 Dec – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall
01 Dec – Christmas Bazaar at New Hope Church in Burney
01 Dec -12 Dec (days and times TBA) IM Heritage Foundation 12 Days of Christmas
09 Dec – American Legion Post 441 annual Christmas Ham Dinner
09 Dec – Fall River Valley Chamber Christmas Light Parade in McArthur 01 Dec – Christmas Bazaar at New Hope Church in Burney
01 Dec -12 Dec (days and times TBA) IM Heritage Foundation 12 Days of Christmas
24Dec-04 Jan FRJUSD winter break
The Intermountain-Fall River Mills Branch of AAUW is offering scholarship opportunities for female students who have completed two or more full years in an accredited college, university or health care professional degree program. Applicants must have been permanent residents of the Big Valley or FRJUSD while attending high school. Deadline is 20 Oct. (Dr. Beatriz Vasquez at 530-336-5599 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info)
01 Mar Burney Boosters Crab Feed
BURNEY TAXI 530-605-7950
American Legion Post 441 – 1st Monday 5pm at Burney VFW Hall
Burney Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Tuesday, noon at Gepetto’s (335-2111)
Burney/Fall River Rotary – Every Thursday, noon at Gepettos
FOIL (Friends of the Intermountain Library) 1st Tuesday of month, 2pm at the Library
Intermountain Artists – 2nd Thursday noon-2pm at Evelyn O’Royce Art Center next to Fall River Hotel. Usually have a special presentation. Open to the public
Lions Club – Every Thursday, 6:00pm at the Lions Hall in Burney
Soroptimists – Every Wednesday, noon at Gepettos
On Friday afternoon September 28, Pit River Casino hosted a special celebration of California Indian Day for the Burney and Intermountain community. The event featured a chili cook off and fry bread contest, a delicious barbecue lunch courtesy of the casino’s River Rock Grill, a horseshoe contest, a fun play area for the kids, Native American drumming and singing, and dancing by the RISE youth dancers.
In 1968, Governor Ronald Reagan signed a resolution calling for a holiday called American Indian Day, to be held the Fourth Friday in September. In 1998, the California Assembly passed AB 1953, which made Native American Day an official state holiday, observed annually on the fourth Friday in September.
California has more than 100 recognized Native American tribes, representing a diverse cultural heritage extending back over thousands of years. The Pit River basin is the home of the Achomawi people.
Activities began in the early afternoon with a chili cook-off and fry bread contest. June Avelar won the chili cook-off and Lavenna won the fry bread contest. Each winner received a prize of $150. Lavenna, from Ganado, Arizona, is a member of the Navaho nation who is visiting the area.
The River Rock Grill also provided a delicious buffet lunch including tri-tips, chicken, mini-tacos, chili, potato salad, pasta salad, and apple crisp.
Mike Avelar said he knew that at least 200 attended, because the casino gave out over 200 free t-shirts to commemorate the event. Many more people came who did not go to receive a t-shirt.
In addition to the food booths, Pauline Nez, had a display of beautiful hand-crafted Navaho jewelry for sale.
Throughout the afternoon children enjoyed playing in a fun area.
Later in the afternoon there was horseshoe contest with an entry fee of $20 per team. The casino added another $100 and the winning team won all.
About 3 o’clock, visitors were treated to superb drumming and singing by Thoz Womenz. The group of women drummers and singers is directed by April Goforth, director of Resources for Indian Student Education (RISE) in Alturas.
The drumming group is made up of professional women educators and medical personnel. The group began in Alturas. Since that time some of the members have moved to other locations throughout Northern California, but they continue to come together to drum and sing.
One of the drummers introduced Mr. Jimenez, a Pomo Indian dancer, and seven young RISE dancers who had come for the celebration.
After several songs and dances by Thoz Womenz and RISE youth, local children were invited to join in a Tiny Tot dance.
Casino Manager Mike Avelar said that they hosted the event to “celebrate and to show appreciation to our customers.”
Later in the evening beginning at 6 p.m. the Casino also hosted a Tough Man Boxing Tournament.
Hundreds of folks gathered at the 3rd Annual Hat Creek Beer, Food, and Wine Fest to enjoy good food and drink, music, and fun activities. Several people who attended from Redding and other areas said it was nice to get away from the heavy smoke due to wildfires.
The event began at Hereford Ranch RV Park and Campground at noon and lasted into the evening. Fun activities included ranch tours, a children’s AG fun park, face-painting, horseshoes, and corn hole toss. Visitors could fish or swim in the pond as they enjoyed the afternoon. There were also a number of local artisans set up to sell their wares.
During the afternoon there was music on the pavilion performed by the Smokin’ Roaches, Alex Colvin, and Jared Hovis. In the evening California Country played on the playground stage, once again featuring Jared Hovis.
Food was provided by Anna’s Country Kitchen, JJ’s and Red Bicycle. Beer vendors included Fall River Brewery, Woody’s, Eel River Blonde, and FW 805. Dakaro, Churn Creek Cellars, Moseley Family Cellars, and Cove Crest provided wine.
Proceeds from ticket sales went to benefit Mayers Memorial Healthcare Foundation. Other charities also participated and raised funds. Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department served ice cream and root beer floats. Inter-Mountain Heritage Foundation had a beer booth. Mayers Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Haley’s Insurance ran the corn hole, and Friends of the Intermountain Library hosted the horseshoes.
The 3rd Annual Hat Creek Beer, Food, and Wine Fest will be held at the Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park and Campground located at 17855 Doty Road in Hat Creek off Hwy 89. (see Map & Directions)
There will be samples from local breweries, restaurants and wineries in a gorgeous mountain ranch setting. This is a fun family event with food and drink, music, ranch tours, games, activities for children, swimming, and more.
The major beneficiary for this event is the Mayers Healthcare Foundation, ensuring local healthcare needs and urgent care. Other charities benefit by hosting games and selling ice cream, beverages and more!
Here’s a schedule of events. See you there!
The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Under the Big Top.”
As part of the annual celebration awards will be presented for Business of the Year, Employee of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.
The evening will feature delicious appetizers, a kabob dinner prepared by the Rex Club, and Big Top Circus theme entertainment. Dress in circus costumes for the occasion.
There will be a raffle, silent auction, and cake auction.
Tickets are $80 per couple or $300 per table of eight. Seating is limited. As of Wednesday August 29, there were 46 tickets left. To purchase tickets of for more information call Burney Chamber of Commerce at 335-2111.