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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.

 

 

 

 

Thumbhi Photo Contest

March 13th, 2012

Expressions 2012 – Tumbhi Photography Contest

Deadline April 5th

 

Nature and Wildlife Special

Photography is more than an art which takes us places unexplored, undiscovered and never thought of! For a photographer, it’s nothing else but giving your own eyes to the world. You can show them what you saw – in that very moment, when you were right there, exactly in front of your subject – with a camera in your hand! We thought of bringing together many such magical moments by the way of Expressions 2012- Tumbhi Photography Contest-Nature and Wildlife Special.

Thumbhi photo contest welcomes, anything you find beautiful in Nature and Wildlife category. This may include landscapes, seascapes, orange sunrises, golden sunsets, wild-remote-vivid places, stars and moons, dark or fair clouds , animals beautiful in their own way of violence or innocence, their mating or fighting, the flying birds or the new born chicks, beaks or wings, ants or whales, anything natural and admirable!

Our special contest jury is a special achiever too! Mr. Sunjoy Monga – one of the finest naturalist and wildlife photographer, as well as a well-known writer.

Contest Date: 5th March 2012 to 5th April 2012
Super 25 Shortlists Announcement: 30th April 2012
Winners Announcement: 10th May 2012

Themes/Categories

The  contest invites entries in two categories: Nature and Wildlife.

Nature Photography

Nature  photographs include photographs taken outdoors. Photos in this category display  natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural  scenes and textures. In Nature photography, more emphasis is put on the  aesthetic value of the photo than other photography genres, such as  photojournalism and documentary photography.

Wildlife  Photography

Photographs in this  category capture animals in action: such as eating, fighting, or in journey.  Such photos are usually shot in the wild. However, game farms are also a  frequent location for wildlife photography.

For more details

Think about staying at the St. Bernard Lodge when you are planning a photography trip.  We often have Bald Eagles, Osprey and Blue Heron watching our fish ponds.  We always have ducks.  We are minutes from over 150 miles of hiking trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park and have all of Lassen National Forest to explore.  Give us a call and we can help plan your trip depending what kind of photos you are looking for.  530-258-3382/

 

Historic Longboard Ski Races at Johnsville

March 11th, 2012

Come enjoy this special day of fun March 18, 2012 at the Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl. Event goes from 11 am – 3pm. It is a day of family fun come experience the “good old days” Racers are decked out in period clothing and using authentic longboard skis.

Come see if you can beat the 1st speed skier record set in 1867 of eighty-eight miles per hour. This record was set by Cornish Bob on twelve foot long wooden skis using the magic “dope” concoction made by Bill Church. For more information call 800-326-2247. Watch video from last year.

Click link here to see video: Longboard Races Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

National Recreation Trails Photo Contest Ends Dec. 31, 2011

December 24th, 2011

Hat Creek in the Fall

A reminder that the National Recreation Trails Photo Contest is still open.

There are over 1,000 trails designated nationwide and 85 in California. Eight trails are close to the St. Bernard Lodge: Bizz Johnson Trail, Bumpass Hell, Feather Falls, Hartman Bar, Heart Lake, Lassen Peak, McGowan Lake and Spencer Meadow.  For a database of trails you may have hiked checkout the National Recreation Trails Website.

The contest has three main categories: trail use, trail management and trail features. Check your pictures from your travels this last year and enter now.

For contest rules go to the National Recreation Trails website.

If you have any questions you may contact The National Recreation Trails Program American Trails in Redding, Calif. 530-547-2060.

As an additional bonus if you enter and win with a picture from any of the eight trails close to St. Bernard Lodge we will give you a free nights lodging for two. Valid until 6/30/2012.

Good luck!

 

 

 

17th Annual Winter Trail Days

December 9th, 2011

 

 

 

 

Come Enjoy the New Year in the Snow

Learn To Snowshoe. It is easy!

 

 

St. Bernard Lodge , Chico XC Club  and Lassen Volcanic National Park are participating Jan. 7th 2012 in Winter Trail Days.

To commemorate National Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 7, a special snowshoe program will be offered at 10:30 a.m. from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and led by Park Rangers.

Chico XC Club will be offering free XC ski instructions at the McGowan Trailhead in Lassen National Forest.

St. Bernard Lodge will have limited number of free snowshoes for use on Saturday.

The lodge will be offering a special 20% discount for rooms for anyone staying two nights between Jan. 5th and Jan. 8th.  Need to call the lodge directly for this pricing, 530-258-3382.  Please check  our facebook page for up dates of special events and locations for Winter Trail Day.

Lassen Volcanic National Park offers unparalleled opportunities for winter recreation, including snow play, skiing and snowshoeing. Ranger-led snowshoe walks for the general public leave from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center – open year-round – on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from December 17 to April 8.

New this year, rangers will lead more challenging snowshoe hikes to Ridge Lakes on December 30 and March 24, available by reservation only. Call (530) 595-6133 to make reservations for special programs or organized groups.

When planning special programs for groups consider the St. Bernard Lodge for accommodations and meals.  The lodge is open year-round and only 20 minutes from SW entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park and one hour from both Chico and Red Bluff, Ca.

Saturday Jan. 14th Lassen Park will be hosting a wonderful winter day at the Lassen Film Festival,  beginning at 10:00 a.m. Films that highlight park and outdoor recreation will be shown in the visitor center auditorium. Visitors can plan for a fun day of snow play, lunch at the Lassen Café,  or St. Bernard Lodge and viewing one or more films.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is also pleased to announce that with the assistance from Caltrans, four new highway signs have been installed in surrounding communities to inform travelers about the park road status. The signs indicate whether travel through the park is possible and provide a phone number for updated road conditions. During the fall and spring, when rapidly changing weather requires temporary road closures, the signs will help alert travelers prior to their arrival. Signs are located at the following highway junctions: 36 / 99 near Red Bluff; 36 / 89 near Chester; 89 / 44 near Old Station; approximately 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on 44 near Millville. More detailed information on current park conditions can be found online at www.nps.gov/lavo, on Facebook and Twitter.

Visitors traveling to the park should be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions. Carry tire chains in your vehicle from October through May, along with extra food, water, and blankets. For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4480, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.  Caltrans can be reached at 1-800-427- ROAD for current Highway conditions in the area.

 

Thanksgiving in the Mountains

November 18th, 2011

Join Us For Our  13th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast at the St. Bernard Lodge

Featuring Roast Turkey with all the trimmings,  Glazed Ham, Candied Yams, Fresh Baked Bread, Salad Bar and an assortment of Homemade Desserts.

We will be serving  Thursday, November 24th,  1 pm – 5 pm
$24.95 per person
To make your reservations please call  530-258-3382

If you want to stay the weekend and enjoy the many local events book a room with us at the St. Bernard Lodge.

Special events for the weekend include Christmas Tree Permits and tree cutting in the Plumas and Lassen National Forests.  With a $10 permit Christmas trees may be cut until December 24, 2011.  The Almanor Ranger District in Chester will be open Saturdays: Nov. 26, Dec.3,10 & 17th from 9 am to 3pm.  Make sure to stop in an visit us at the St. Bernard Lodge for breakfast, lunch or dinner while you are in the area.  give us a call at 530-258-3382.

November 25th the Chester area merchants will be hosting Merchant’s Open House from 5 pm – 9pm.  It is a night of Holiday fun for the entire family.  Merchants stay open with holiday goodies and sales.  There will be bonfires, carols and Christmas Tree lighting, a special visit from Santa and an informal light parade.

On the 26th  Taylorsville hosts their 11th Annual Light Parade with craft booths, Chili Dinner and of course Santa.

 

 

Celebrate Veteran’s Day

October 30th, 2011

B&Bs FOR VETS

B&B's offering Free Rooms for Vets

Innkeepers want to say thank you to those who’ve served their country by inviting veterans to wake up on 11-11-11 in a B&B. Inns and B&Bs throughout North America will open their doors to active and retired military and vets and one guest by offering a free room to those who’ve served in the military on Thursday, November 10, 2011. While hundreds of inns and B&Bs have signed on to provide rooms, they will be reserved quickly, so review the list below from innkeepers in the U.S. and reserve your room while space is available.

For a complete list of Canadian inns and B&Bs participating in the B&Bs for Vets program, visit BBCanada.com’s B&Bs for Vets page and search by province. At this time there are over 495 B&B’s in the U.S. and 295 in Canada which are participating in this program.

St. Bernard Lodge is offering a free room on either November 10th or November 11th.  Please call the lodge directly to make a reservation.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is offering fee free days November 11, 12 and 13.

From the entire B&B industry, thank you to all those who are presently serving or have served to protect our freedom.

Instructions for Vets:
1.Vets – please contact the inns and B&Bs directly to reserve your room.
2.Rooms are complimentary for Thursday, November 10, 2011 for vets and one guest; most rooms accommodate two guests only.
3.Proof of veteran status may be requested.
4.Vets – please note no fees will be charged for a reserved one-night veteran’s stay but a credit card may be required to book your stay. Credit card or cash may be accepted for add-ons and additional nights. While policies vary from inn to inn, the full rate may be charged if the complimentary room night is not occupied or not canceled in a timely manner according to the inn’s standard reservation practices or cancellation period set for this special event. Please be considerate if your plans change; most inns will have a waiting list for their complimentary rooms, and a proper cancellation will always be filled with a fellow deserving vet.