CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
The Soaring Eagle Blue Star Mom’s tell us they will be having their annual Craft Fair from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6th and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. It will be held at the Veterans Hall 1205 Main St. There will be a great selection of vendors with unique, one-of-a-kind items. They will also have fresh wreaths and homemade tamales.
GIVE SOME ART THIS YEAR
Give the gift of art this year! Come see the art sale at the Friends in Art Country Christmas in Janesville at Artisan Coffee & Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. You can meet the artists and purchase art. Art will be on sale for the entire month of December. We have some amazing local artists in the area who will be there with their art. The show will feature pine needle baskets, fused glass jewelry and mini art, paintings, cards and scarves, ceramics, plates and figurines, wooden bracelets, lamps, amazing metal sculptures, high-fire ceramic pottery, custom sterling silver jewelry and much more!
VFW MONTHLY BREAKFAST
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec. 7, for the monthly Veterans of Foreign Wars breakfast downstairs at the Veterans Memorial Building on Main Street, Susanville. The breakfast is available from 7 to 10 a.m. This will be their last breakfast until April 4, 2020. The breakfast is open to the public. For a small donation you will receive a hot delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage and hash-browns, and S.O.S., a country sausage gravy over toast. Bring the whole family. Children younger than 10 eat free. If you have any questions, call Nick Padilla at 310-1528.
MAGICAL COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Lassen County Chamber of Commerce, Historic Uptown Susanville Association and the city of Susanville present Magical Country Christmas from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Come out and join the fun, there will be the historic tree lighting, fireworks, live entertainment, Toys for Tots collection and a Christmas Parade. For more information call 257-4323 or log onto lassencountychamber.org.
WESTWOOD’S CHRISTMAS IN THE MOUNTAINS
The annual Christmas in the Mountains takes place Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown Westwood’s Community Center. Activities for this fun filled family event begin at 5 and continue to 8 p.m. and include vendors, crafts for kids, lots and lots of goodies to enjoy and, of course, a visit by Santa and the spectacular light parade at 6 p.m. The Westwood Chamber of Commerce brings this annual event to you.
CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE MANSION
This year’s special Christmas dinner at Coventry Gardens inside the historic Walker Mansion in Westwood is Saturday, Dec. 7. Proprietors Rob and Linda Hart are serving your choice of a complete turkey or top sirloin roast dinner. Seating starts at 4 p.m. Reservations required: 258-2133.
WARM YOUR BELLY
Esther Faustino, owner of El Tepeyac Grill, is getting ready for the Christmas season. She will be offering a free traditional Mexican punch from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. This punch is an old recipe that has been passed down and enjoyed by Faustino’s family for many generations. This festive drink is sure to warm your belly and get you ready for the Christmas season. See this week’s ad for more details, or stop by El Tepeyac in mid-town Susanville at 1700 Main St.
Jessica Newton-Wade, owner of J and J Performing Arts, is proud to announce the up and coming Christmas Extraordinaire, featuring the Susanville City Kickettes. Newton-Wade’s students have been taking advantage of the larger dance space at the J and J Performing Arts new studio in Uptown. The show will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall. There are two showings: One at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and the other at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. You can get your tickets at Margie’s Book Nook or Zaengles Floor and Home. For more information, call 260-1575.
FOOD FOR LIGHTS
Theresa Phillips, Lassen Municipal Utility District public relations manager, tells us LMUD is once again giving away a string of LED holiday lights when you drop off a non-perishable food item to the office at 65 Roop St. This lighting giveaway started on Monday, Dec. 2, and lights will be available while supplies last. See all the details in LMUD’s ad in the Sleigh Days supplement in this week’s paper.
SWEETEN THE DEAL
Melanie Westbrook, broker of Sierra Desert Properties, and her team of agents want to help you find the perfect home for Christmas. When you buy or sell a house through Sierra Desert Properties for the month of December, you will get a $300 Amazon gift card! Call 250-7146 or stop by the office at 613 Main St. in Uptown Susanville to see what kind of homes they have available.
Do you have someone on your gift-giving list that simply has everything? Why not treat them to the delectable smoked meat gift basket from GL&L Smokehouse. The Mallery family has their Santa hats on and are hard at work putting together custom gift baskets and smoked meat boxes. Call 257-2527 to order your custom basket, or stop by 702-865 Richmond Road to pick up a basket that is already prepared for you. Don’t forget to order your smoked turkey or ham for your Christmas dinner while you’re at it.
HEALTH INSURANCE FOR ALL
Susan Edwards, of Christensen Insurance, wants to remind folks that California is requiring residents to carry insurance beginning in 2020. If you fail to have and maintain health insurance, you can be fined. Conversely, the state is now offering subsidies to help pay for health insurance. People who have previously felt they could not afford coverage may now find it much more affordable. Assistance is free and Christensen Insurance is happy to help! Call the office at 257-2263, or stop by 40 South Roop St. in Uptown Susanville.