MAGICAL COUNTRY CHRISTMAS THIS WEEKEND
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, the Uptown area will kick off the holiday season with the annual Magical Country Christmas celebration. There will be live entertainment, a Christmas Parade, the Toys for Tots collection, and of course Santa will officially arrive for the tree lighting and fireworks. Several of the Uptown merchants will be open late during this event, so you can enjoy the festivities and do some holiday shopping, too. Plus, you can also enter the Santa’s Sleigh Days drawings at the participating Uptown merchants to enter to win lots of great prizes at their in store drawings, in addition to the $500 in shopping spree giveaways.
If you want to make it a night on the town, be sure to enjoy dinner at the Lassen Ale Works and a hot toddie. Right next door you’ll find the newest business to open in the uptown area, Cruise ‘N Games. They buy, sell and trade vintage video games, comic books, action figures, vinyls and more. Plus, you can try the games out in their gaming area. If you’ve got a favorite vintage game you’d like to play again, be sure to see what they have in store.
CRAFT FAIR CHANGE OF VENUE
The Soaring Eagle Blue Star Moms are holding a Christmas Crafts Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. at the Lassen High Student Center 1110 Main St. in Susanville. There will be a great selection of vendors work with unique one-of-a-kind items. They will also have homemade tamales, along with other delicious food.
VFW LAST MONTHLY BREAKFAST THIS YEAR
Mark your calendars for 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 for the monthly breakfast downstairs at the Veterans Memorial Building on Main Street, Susanville. Breakfast is open to the public. For a small donation you will receive a hot delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns and S.O.S., which is country sausage gravy over toast. Bring the whole family, children under 10 eat free. If you have any questions, call Ron Wood at 310-0428.
PAWSOME PET PHOTO CONTEST
Milwood Florist and Treats Pet Supply once again invites you to join in the fun of taking cute photos of your pets and entering them into their drawing for great prizes. Bring your photo into their store, located at 2020 Main St. in Susanville, through Monday, Dec. 3. The drawing for the photo contest and store gift certificate is Tuesday, Dec. 4. Milwood also offers a huge selection of holiday ornaments and many other gift items.
FABULOUS FACES AND FASHIONS
Touch of Thread is a unique boutique with a great selection of embroidered dresses, tops, skirts and pants, perfect for your festive holiday parties. They also carry beautiful jewelry, wallets and purses, in addition to hats and scarves to keep you warm this winter. If you want to look your best this season, consider trying hair threading to shape your eyebrows or simply remove unwanted facial hair, without the use of toxic chemicals. New shipments arrive regularly, so keep checking in for the latest deals on gifts for someone you love or yourself.
LOOK YOUR HOLIDAY BEST
Susan McKenzie at Hair Hunters Salon is taking new clients for day and evening appointments and she accepts walk-ins, too. McKenzie specializes in face flattering custom cuts, color and weaves for women and men. With all the holiday rush upon us, don’t forget to make pampering yourself a priority. There’s nothing worse than looking back at your holiday party pictures and realizing you were having a really bad hair day. Instead, call McKenzie at 257-HAIR (4247) and she’ll have you looking your holiday best in no time. McKenzie wants to remind the men that a ratty looking beard is not nearly as attractive as well-groomed one.
GIVE A HOMEMADE GIFT
Laura Roberts, owner of Country Pines Quilting at 704-395 Richmond Road E in Susanville, is one of the largest fabric and quilting supply stores in Northern California. Quilters have been known to drive from out of state just to stock up on the amazing selection of kits, patterns, fabric, notions and more. If you’re an experienced quilter or a beginner, she’s got quilting kits to make a unique gift in time for Christmas. You can also pick up a gift certificate for merchandise and classes. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
KEEP WARM THIS WINTER
The winter chill is upon us, so head on down to Payless Building Supply and stock up on Sis-Q-logs for your fireplace or Olympus wood pellets. They also have insulation and the blower to rent so you can do it yourself! Payless Building Supply is located at 702-340 Johnstonville Road in Susanville.
FREE FARE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Once again, Lassen Rural Bus is offering Free Fare Days for the Holidays. From Saturday, Dec.1 through Saturday, Dec. 8, you can ride any route serviced by Lassen Rural Bus, including Dial-A-Ride, for free all day long. For more information, see their ad in this week’s paper, or visit lassentransportation.com.
DON’T WAIT TOO LONG
For that special firearm enthusiast on your Christmas list this year, make sure you order in plenty of time to put that gift under the tree. Honey Lake Firearms has some amazing deals this time of year, and will make sure to help you put a smile on that special someone’s face. They are located at the corner of Roop and Main, in Susanville, at the top of town.
Heather Arter, a longtime Lassen County resident has opened her own bakery, Merry Morsels. Arter has been doing baking from her home for the past six years and is very excited about having her own business. She has a variety of different treats to fit everyone’s taste buds from cake pops, cupcakes, 3D chocolate and brownies. They pride themselves on custom orders and one-of-kind morsels. Merry Morsels is located at 2314 A. Main St., Susanville. For more information, call