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September 2018

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TOWN COFFEE: A Town Plaza for Main Street
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Events in the month of September 2018
17th Annual Lake Almanor Peninsula Arts & Craft Fair

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Trap Shoot

Competative trap shoot

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Thursday History Chat

Visit the Chester Library and Museum on special Thursday evenings May 10th - Sept. 20th for History Chats with Marilyn Quadrio. See Details below.

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Agriculture West & Midwest Exhibition Fundraiser

Photographs of a fading traditional way of life from 17 states with special emphasis on Plumas County. 
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 5-7 pm, with a talk at 6 pm by the artist David Leland Hyde.

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Street Rod Extravaganza

The Almanor Recreation and Park District invites you to join us for our 32nd event for hot cars, trucks, and motorcycles to participate in a full day of events.  Join us in the cool Lake Almanor Basin and show your vehicle off at Chester Park adjacent to the north fork of the Feather River.

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Art and Wine of Lassen

Taste wine from local vineyards, sample products from regional entrepreneurs, and enjoy music from local artists on the visitor center patio. This event is hosted by the concessioner, California Guest Services.

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PUSD Board Meeting

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Chester High Homecoming

Chester vs Portola at 7pm. Businesses are invited to decorate for Spirit Week contest.  Parade down Main Street Friday, 1:30 - 2:30

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Annual Plumas Forest Fishing Derby - Antelope Lake

Plumas National Forest Children's Fishing Derby 
Antelope Lake
8:00 am to noon
Call (530) 283-7828 for more info

 Kids & teens age fifteen and younger are invited to the free annual Plumas National Forest (PNF) fishing derby. at Antelope Lake's Lost Cove day-use area and boat launch. Overnight camping is available at area campgrounds.

The event runs from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and includes fishing, contests, prizes, activities, snacks and more fun. Prizes will be handed out to contest winners at the end of the derby (11:45am). Only non-motorized boats may be used by derby entrants. The event is supported by the PNF, CA Departments of Water Resources & Fish and Wildlife, Royal Elk Park Management, Inc., and local businesses.

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Sporting Clays Shoot

Competition sporting clays shoot

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Girl Scouts Kickoff BBQ

Come learn about Girl Scouts, participate in fun activities for all ages, enjoy food and drinks, and even register to the Chester Girl Scout troop! All ages welcome. 

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Grave Occasion

Wine, Hors d'oeurves, a Silent Auction & Catered Dinner.  Join us for an entertaining graveyard tour featuring fleshly manifestations of famous Indian Valley locals of long ago.

Tickets are $50 for Museum Members, $60 for Non-Members. As always the spaces go fast and this event sells out so get your tickets now.

For tickets and more information call 530-283-6320 or visit

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RandyFossum Memorial WALA Ride

LAKE ALMANOR LODGE    #2626                                                 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks  
 In memory of Randy Fossum , longtime Elk member and cofounder of the WALA ride, The ride name has been enhanced yo “TheRandy Fossum Memorial WALA Ride”.   

The 21st annual Wheel Around Lake Almanor Hand Cycle Endurance Challenge will again take on the 34 mile trek around Lake Almanor Sunday, September 16th.    The ride begins in Chester Ca. which is located at the base of Mt. Lassen in the beautiful northern California mountain range.     

 Past WALA chairman Randy Fossum, who passed away last year and had been a ride participant for the first 16 years, spoke about the sport of hand cycling and the local event.      “ It’s important that we all understand that this is not a race to see who wins – it’s all about the wheelers setting personal goals and meeting the challenge of the 34 mile route.    The hand cyclists of WALA face challenges every day of their lives, whether that is paraplegia, quadriplegia, spina bifida, cerebral palsy or the loss of both legs. But , on one special day of the year, they rise to meet the challenge and hand cycle or wheelchair around Lake Almanor, They do so because they have a deep commitment to helping others,” he said.       

 In addition to the Sunday morning endurance challenge, WALA offers a Saturday evening dinner and an event day breakfast and lunch for the participants.           

While the primary participants are hand cyclists,   everyone is encouraged to ride for this cause.    A separate registration form will be made available to any cycler who would like to ride and support the wheelchair athletes.    The general cost to the public to join the race is $34, One dollar for each mile around Lake Almanor. 
Over the past 21 years WALA has provided support for dozens of individuals in need and to community agencies that provide other needed support in the lake Almanor area.   Pledges made to riders and community contributions, both local and from across the nation have exceeded $80,000 over the rides history.           
Year round donations can be made to WALA c/o lake Almanor elks lodge, P.O.. Box 1329, Chester, Ca. 96020            The annual event is traditionally hosted the second Sunday after labor day.   

For more information about the ride in general or to request to be a 2018 sponsor, contact terry Parsons at 530-258-9447  or Kathy Wasson  530'736-9172

Pistol Shoot

Competition pistol shoot 

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Thursday History Chat

Visit the Chester Library and Museum on special Thursday evenings May 10th - Sept. 20th for History Chats with Marilyn Quadrio. See Details below.

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Nature Photography Workshop Lassen Volcanic National Park

Two-day photography workshop, using Lassen Volcanic National Park's stunning landscape and diversity of ecosystems to improve skills needed for making great photographs.

Combination of in-class and hands-on photography experiences in the park.

Sept. 21  5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Loomis Museum
Sept. 22   7:00 am to 5:00 pm  Field Excursion along Lassen Park Road


Cost is 135.00 for Lassen Association Members and $150.00 for non-members

Contact Melanie Allen at 530-595-4464 or visit

Chester Community Chorus Annual Dinner

Annual Benefit Dinner for the Chester Community Forest. Dinner by the Elks Club. Social Hour 6 pm. Dinner and Dessert 7 pm. $20 per person. Pre-purchase tickets. 

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Voter's Forum for Seneca Health District Board

The League of Women's Voters will host this community forum to Meet the Candidates for the Seneca Healthcare District Board at the Chester Memorial Building.  This is the opportunity to ask the candidates questions about the issues facing health care in our community.

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Chester Community Blood Drive

Chester Community Blood Drive
Sponsored by the Seneca District Hospital Auxiliary
Donate in the Elk's Lodge on Main Street in Chester on Wednesday, September 26 from 12p to 6p.  Find the hero in you!

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Town Talks, More Social Than A TED Talk

Yes! Our 3rd Town Talk of the year sponsored this month by Giggling Crow, Chester Progressive and of course your Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy Appetizers, Music and No-Host Beverages. Connect & chat with friends, businesses & organizations in our community! 

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Booster's Tri Tip Dinner

Wonderful Bbq Tri Tip and the fixins all benefiting CHS Boosters sports program.

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Sporting Clays Shoot

Competition sporting clays shoot

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