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Rare Plant Treasure Hunt with the California Native Plant Society

June 3rd, 2012

Join the California Native Plant Society June 9th & 10th, 2012 for a Rare Plant Treasure Hunt.

American Pitcher Plant

Both beginning and experienced botanists are invited  to spend time searching for rare plants, geo- caching, and photographing or documenting discoveries.

 

 

Saturday, June 9: Carpool to the Butterfly Valley Botanical Area (10 mile drive from Quincy) and search for rare carnivorous plants including the California pitcher plant (Darlingtonia californica), English sundew (Drosera anglica), and other unique plants. Following lunch, search for the pointed broom sedge (only two known populations in California!) in the Snake and Smith Lake areas nearby.

Sunday, June 10: Carpool to Bucks Lake (20 mile drive from Quincy) and search for the only known CA populations of a rare orchid called northern coralroot (Corallorhiza trifida). Other interesting rare plants nearby include the buttercup-leaf suksdorfia (Hemieva ranunculifolia) and closed-throat- beardtongue (Penstemon personatus).

Drivers and riders will meet at the northwest corner of the Safeway parking lot in Quincy (20 East Main Street, Quincy, CA) at 9:30am each day for carpooling, returning to Quincy around 5-6pm both days. Bring a lunch, plenty of water, sun protection, and any field trip supplies desired (cameras, GPS units, etc.). Send RSVP and questions to Danny Slakey at dslakey@cnps.org.

St. Bernard Lodge & Mission Small Business

June 2nd, 2012

Show your support for St. Bernard Lodge.  Please go to missionsmallbusiness.com  and vote for St. Bernard Lodge, Mill Creek, Ca 96061.  At this time we are the only business in Mill Creek working towards this grant.

12 businesses will be selected for grant.  We must have 250 votes to be considered,  please help us.  We would like to add back cabins and fishing pond to property. Help us return St. Bernard Lodge  to its’ glory days.

Just to make sure we are worth voting for check our pinterest boards, facebook page or tripadvisor reviews. Please share with your friends!  Thanks for your vote.

St. Bernard Lodge has been catering to guests visiting Lassen Park and Lake Almanor for almost 100 years, help us continue for the next 100 years.

Pond at St. Bernard Lodge

 

 

 

Evergreen Room at the St. Bernard Lodge

Hot Air Ballon Festival in Tehama Country

May 31st, 2012
Hot air Balloon Festival Tehama Country

June 9th &10th Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Rolling Hills Casino in Corning California

Don’t miss out reserve your balloon ride today!  For Reservations and more information call the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce  530-527-6220.
There will be over 20 Hot Air Balloons taking to the skies over Tehama Country.
Flight is $250.00 per person, usually two riders and pilot per balloon.
Flights launch at or before dawn.  5:30 am at the latest!
Credit card or check deposit of $50.00 required to hold reservation
First come first served! Call now and book 530-527-6220
Proceeds will benefit the community-building and promotional missions of the Red Bluff-Tehama Chamber of Commerce
Extend your stay in the area 20% discount for June 10th and 11th at the St. Bernard Lodge for anyone who booked a hot air balloon ride. Call the St. Bernard Lodge and extend your stay in the area. 530-258-3382

2nd Annual Tehama Trail Passport Weekend June 2 & 3rd

May 23rd, 2012
Tehama Trail Passport Weekend

Tehama Trail Passport Weekend

The Tehama Trail is a journey that begins in Corning, visiting world-class olive and olive oil producers. A short trip to the east finds you in Vina where the Monks of the Abbey of New Clairveaux practice ancient traditions of grape growing and wine making. On the way north to the Volcanic Vineyards of Manton, there are several interesting stops on Hwy 99 worth the stop.  After sampling the wines of the slopes of Mt. Lassen, the trail takes you to Historic Downtown Red Bluff where quaint shoppes and riverfront dining are a way of life.

 

 

The stops along the trail include:

You may want to get off the trail and head to  Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park  and the St. Bernard Lodge for dinner and a room.  Travel to the Indian Valley the next day and visit Indian Falls just south of Crescent Mills on Hwy 89.  Travel down the Feather River Canyon on 70 back to I -5.  This gives you a chance to do something different and have a great weekend.

Tehama Trail Passport Weekend tickets are $25 per person and include free tasting at all farms. All proceeds go to benefit the Tehama Trail association to further develop agri-tourism in Tehama County. Tickets can be purchased at all participating farms and the Tehama County Farm Bureau. Tehama Trail highlights local tourist attractions, historic landmarks and local shopping. The map is easy to navigate and user friendly.

For more information visit www.tehamatrail.com, or call 530-527-7882.

Memorial Weekend Century Bike Ride Greenville, California

May 19th, 2012

Come Ride Your Bikes in Indian Valley!

 

 

by Jeff Titcomb on May 12th, 2012

Our 15th Annual Century Bike Rides are coming on May 26th! This is such a Great event for Greenville and the Indian Valley as well as Genesee. If you’ve never been the route takes you out through the quaint, scenic areas of Indian Valley on lightly traveled roads, that pass through farm and ranch lands, with horses, goats, and cattle. This May looks to be absolutely Beautiful, as always, and the weather looks Nice too. You have the choice of how far you go, so if you’re not up to the climb up and around Antelope Lake, you can stop at the Genesee Store and enjoy a Fabulous lunch prepared by Mr. Robert Meacher, that owns the Genesee Store and Loves to cook Great culinary dishes for his customers. You won’t be disappointed with the food, it’s always top notch! The run up and around Antelope Lake is so scenic and Beautiful that you almost have to ride the full way, just to see the Stunning scenery. Last year was a wet ride but still pretty, and as I came around the valley upon a long curve, and there were 2 horses standing under the apple trees just covered in wet apple blossoms. The image will always be imprinted in my mind as the specific Beauty associated with this place we call Indian Valley! The rides are affordable and we see many families coming to ride together. There are water stops along the way with treats, so you can rest and recharge some. Bring your camera and plan to have a Blast! You will take a ton of pictures and thouroughly enjoy yourself. We have lodging here in town if you need to stay and Anna’s Cafe is Open 7 days every week for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, as well as Main Street Dinner House, and Mountain Valley Pizza. Evergreen Market has some wonderful Deli foods and obviously groceries too. Come to the mountains and ride in the shadow of the largest plug dome volcano in the world, and just ten minutes from Beautiful Lake Almanor! Greenville, and the Indian Valley Chamber Welcomes You to our Premiere Gateway Community to Lake Alamanor and Lassen Volcanic National Park! May 26, 2012.

St. Bernard Lodge has one room left for weekend.  Book for 25.26 and 27th get 50% off third night. If you cannot make this bike ride Chester has a ride June 16th and again Sept. 29th.  For details on these rides go to:  www.milehigh100.com. For more information on this ride or Greenville’s fall ride Oct. 6th go to: http://indianvalleychamber.snappages.com/

 

Memorial Day Craft Fair Chester, California

May 19th, 2012

May 28th & 29th.  Hours 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.

Check-out Greenville for Century Bike Ride on Saturday and then come join in the fun at the 15th Annual Craft Fair in Chester.

 

Lake Almanor Memorial Day Craft Fair is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chester. The Craft Fair is in it’s 15th year and there is always something new to see and buy.

The craft fair is held in Chester  Park just off of Main Street.

This fair features only handmade items, from yard art, log furniture, clothing, pottery, rugs, jewelry and much more.

There are also food vendors and non-profit displays. The event is a great way to kick-off the summer season. Rain or shine we will be there!! This event is free to the public and if you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Cheri McIntire 258-2516 .

If you still want to see snow stop in at Lassen National Volcanic Park, they still have 10 feet of snow in places.  As of May 18th the road is open to Bumpass Hell.  Will post as soon as road to open through the park, it will be soon.

St. Bernard Lodge has one room left for the weekend.  Book for 25th, 26th and 27th and get 50% off third night.

 

 

Taste of Plumas

April 13th, 2012

Taste of Plumas has a few seats left.  Contact Plumas Arts Today!

4th Annual Taste Of Plumas

 

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds
Tastings begin at 5:30pm

Make sure you get your seat at the table for the 5th annual Taste of Plumas– one of the most anticipated, generally Sold out, events of the season with Rave Reviews helping to build a returning crowd.

Member Tickets here!

The taste allows you to tour of most of the best culinary establishments in Plumas County all in one location at one festive community gathering. Meet chefs and owners who will graciously enitce you to seek out more extensive dining experiences with thoughtfully prepared, lovingly presented delectable delights. Attendees are also welcome to vote for their favorites as part of the highly coveted People’s Choice Awards. “The Taste” also hosts samplings from numerous wineries and microbrew beers from around the North State and beyond

Organizing staff is please to report that that the economy had not daunted the interest of most restaurants and culinary business participation. We are enjoying the return of most culinary establishments from years past and the addition of several new ones.

It is also significant to note that in respect of the economic times that the admission price remains at the 2007 and 2008 levels. General Admission is merely $35 and includes one souvenir wine glass and the opportunity to savor samplings from 20+ restaurants, wineries and culinary businesses.

Plumas Arts members pay a discounted presale-only admission of $30.
Plumas Arts invites you to take this opportunity to become a member with your benefit ticket purchase, if you are not yet one, and commence your support and savings with this initial investment.

“We owe a great debt to all of the generous establishments and individuals who create such wonderful event. The beautiful part is that this is very much a win-win-win situation for all who participate. The culinary artists win because we inspire them to present themselves and showcase some of their best work to a very interested audience. The public wins in an opportunity to be the beneficiary of such creative endeavors, meet the artists who rarely have the opportunity to leave their kitchens and compile a mental wish list of where to go out for great meals in all parts of county. Plumas Arts wins by celebrating culinary artists and presenting them to them a very interested clientele while enjoying a most necessary and appreciated financial boost.”

Another great part of the event is a Silent Auction. “Some very creative items have been donated,” comments Auction Coordinators Linda McDermott and Trish Taylor. Local merchants and Plumas Arts members have made generous donations of services, adventures and unique items. There will also be a grand selection of framed prints and original art by local artists.

This event is also one of the primary fundraisers for Plumas Arts, the region’s most active cultural programming organization. Plumas Arts brings art programs to the county schools, great events and performances to local audiences; coordinates a regional cultural events calendaring system in print and online at www.plumasarts.org; works collaboratively with numerous organizations and groups; hosts Words & Music and a gallery of regional artists as well as managing the Town Hall Theatre.

2012 Participant List

AIW Catering, Reno
Alley Cat Café, Quincy
American Valley Baking, Quincy
Beckwith Tavern, Beckwourth
Bella Luna Catering, Lake Almanor
Cakes Unleashed, Greenville
Carol’s Café & Catering, Prattville
Courthouse Cafe, Quincy
The Drunk Brush, Quincy
Evergreen Market, Greenville
Feather River College Culinary Arts
Greenhorn Guest Ranch, Spring Garden
The Grille at the Chalet View, Graeagle
Café Le Coq, Quincy
Longboards Bar & Grill, Blairsden
Indian Peak Vineyards, Graeagle
Nakoma Resort, Clio
Pangaea Café & Pub, Quincy
Quincy Cooking Cottage, Quincy
Quincy High School Pastry Class
Quincy Natural Foods, Quincy
Smile Dog Catering, Graeagle
Southern Accent, Quincy
Sterling Sage, Greenville
Undercover Ale, Blairsden
Enjoy a great evening in Quincy food tasting and some great wine from Indian Peak Vineyards.  Sunday come visit Lassen Park for a little snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.  Park still has plenty of snow.

 

Feather River Video Contest

April 11th, 2012

 

Feather River and Trains

Feather River and Trains

Feather River Video Contest

Purpose of  the Feather River Video Contest intends to promote the Feather River region and foster economic development through awareness and tourism. The goal of the contest is to encourage the production of videos that reflect the natural beauty and vibrant community that exists in the amazing place we are fortunate enough to call home. The contest is an initiative of Carrot Consulting with a $100 grant provide by Feather River Bread for the Journey for the prize money.

 

 

Contest Details
•Videos must be 3 minutes or less.

•Videos may be submitted by individuals, groups, organizations, or businesses.

•Videos must not contain any commercial businesses, industry names, brand names, product placement, endorsements, or trademarks.

•Videos may not be deleted or removed after the contest is over.

•Each entrant may submit up to two videos.

How to Enter
•Upload your video to YouTube, being sure to fill out the Title, Description, Tags, Category, and Map Location. (Learn more about that here.)

•Upload your video and submit your contest entry form by 5:00 pm PST, May 11, 2012.

Official Rules
No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Videos must not contain any commercial businesses, industry names, brand names, product placement, endorsements, or trademarks. Video must contain a Title, Description, Tags, and Location. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements.

Judging
All eligible submissions will be judged through an online voting process. Anyone can vote but an individual is only permitted one vote. The voting will take place between May 14th and May 31st on www.QuincyCA.us. The video with the most votes by 5:00pm PST on May 31st will be deemed the winner. The prize will be split should a tie occur.

Prize
The first place winner will receive $100 in cash. The contest winner will be notified by phone or e-mail by June 4, 2012.

Questions?
Email Carrie!

Things are starting to happen in the North State.  Come visit St. Bernard Lodge, Lassen National Volcanic Park, Lake Almanor, Quincy and the Feather River Canyon.  Take some great video and possibly win $100.00.  Upcoming events in the area include: Taste Of Plumas April 15th, 20th Annual Cabin Fever Quilt Show April 21-21,  Red Bluff Round Up April 20- 22, free entrance to Lassen Park April 21-29th and Mother’s Day Brunch at St. Bernard Lodge May 13th.

 

Manton Wine Tasting Tour

April 5th, 2012

Spring Wine Tour to Manton, CaliforniaLimited Seats left for Annual Spring Wine Tour of Manton.  Call now to get your tickets 530-529-7000.  Great bus tour from Red Bluff to the Manton wineries.  It is coming us this weekend, don’t miss out.

St. Bernard Lodge still has a few reservations open for Easter Brunch on April 8th.  Give us a call 530-258-3382

Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at the St. Bernard Lodge

March 28th, 2012
Happy Easter from Winnier the Pooh and the St. Bernard Lodge

Happy Easter from Winnie the Pooh and the St. Bernard Lodge

Join us again this year in celebrating Easter Sunday.  Come enjoy the hospitality of the St. Bernard Lodge on Sunday, April 8th, we will be serving a buffet brunch with bottomless glass of champagne or mimosa.

Enjoy Eggs Benedict, Chicken fried steak, biscuits and sausage gravy.  Selection of breakfast meats, waffles, pastries, salads and desserts.  Reservations are required please call us at 530-258-3382.  We will be serving 9 am – 2pm.

Come visit Plumas County and Tehama Country, get “outta town” come to the mountains and start some new family Easter Traditions.  We have a variety of new and traditional Easter activities in the area.

Start the Weekend off in Greenville on Fri. April 6th with special Egg Hunts, Egg Drops and old fashion egg decorating.

Fri. 6  Adult Only Easter Egg Hunt: Crescent Country-Crescent Mills 284-6016
Fri. 6 Annual Easter Egg Decorating Party. 8PM Waystation Details 284-6018
Fri. 6 Greenville Egg Hunt: Drop off Donated boiled, decorated eggs to Nellz Towne
Pump, Waystation, or Evergreen Mkt. Call 284-6633
Fri.  6 Drop off Easter Eggs for Taylorsville at Museum 2-4PM 284-6406

Saturday choose from:

Easter Egg Hunt at the Evergreen Market in Greenville at 8 am.  For details  530-284-7313

Chester Rotary Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Chester Park 10:00 am.  For details 530-258-7923.  Arrive early to see the Easter Bunny at 9:30 am.

Chili and cornbread cook-off in Quincy at the Ranchito Motel.  10 am – 4 pm.  Call John or Tracy at 530-283-2265 for details. If you want to enter in contest they need to know by April 2nd.

 

If you missed out on the snow or never spent Easter in the snow, try a ranger led snowshoe walk at Lassen Volcanic National Park 1:30 pm Sat. and Sun.  This may be the last weekend for snowshoe walks in the park this year.

Saturday night don’t miss Elvis!

Come See Elvis

Come See Elvis

Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch

Space is limited, call now to get your tickets 530-283-0930

Tickets are only 10.00.  Seating opens 6 pm.  Show starts 7pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need room or dining reservations for the weekend call us at the St. Bernard Lodge, 530-258-3382.  If you can’t join us have a great weekend wherever you are.

Help us win a facebook contest please, go to our facebook page:  www.facebook.com/stbernardlodge by March 31st and give us a”Like”.  Our facebook page will keep you update on things happening here in Northern California.