FOURTH ANNUAL BACK THE BADGE
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Lassen Community College Athletic Department will be hosting the fourth annual Back the Badge celebration. The event will take place in the college gymnasium at 7:30 p.m., prior to the tip-off of the men’s basketball game. This is a night to show your appreciation to all of the local law enforcement personnel and their families from the Susanville Police Department, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department and the Susanville Highway Patrol.
FREE COURSE OFFERINGS
Lassen Union High School District Adult Programs is offering free courses for those of you looking to expand your skills. You can attend the Diploma Gold program to finish your basic education, attend a self-paced, instructor-led course to learn Microsoft Office and even learn construction trades like welding and woodshop. See their ad in this week’s paper for more information or call Zeane’ Barber at 257-2703.
HAPPY GARDEN SWEETHEART
Margaret Wang, owner of the Happy Garden Restaurant in Susanville, wants to remind her clients that she is always open on Valentine’s Day for you to bring your sweetheart for that special date. She has a wide variety of menu items to choose from, for lunch or dinner. Happy Garden is located at 1960 Main St. in Susanville.
SERVING UP THE FINEST FEAST
If you want to make your sweetheart feel extra special and you plan to cook them a meal, then be sure to make Idaho Grocery and Butcher Shoppe your first stop on your shopping trip. Their highly skilled butchers will hand cut and freshly season a mouthwatering piece of the highest quality certified angus beef. They also sell specialty meats and frozen seafood including lobster tails. Plus, you’ll find a huge selection of gourmet sauces and marinades. For more than 50 years, the Urrutia family has been keeping the traditions started by their parents going strong. If you want to have that personalized shopping experience at a fair price, visit Idaho Grocery today.
CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE
Tom and Joy Lim, owners of the White House Restaurant in Susanville, invite you and your special someone to celebrate your love while dining on your choice of their delicious prime rib or seafood pasta. The White House is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and is located at 3085 Johnstonville Road in Susanville, just down from the Super 8 Motel. Call 257-6666 or see their ad in this week’s paper for details.
SWEETHEART GIFTS FOR YOUR CAR LOVER
Napa Auto Parts is the area’s only locally owned parts store that supports the organizations and clubs throughout our community. While most people don’t think about how their purchases impact these groups, the folks at Napa believe in the importance of giving back in appreciation for their clients’ support of shopping local.
This week they have their quarterly tool sale going on, where you’ll find lots of great gift ideas for that mechanic or car lover in your life, just in time for Valentine’s. If you don’t see what you like, you can get a gift certificate for your loved one to go on their own shopping spree. This time of year, with all the storms coming, be sure to keep stocked up on ice melt, windshield fluid for the cold weather and make sure your windshield wipers are working and that you carry chains, too, when traveling out of town.
COMMUNITY HOUSING WORKSHOPS
The Lassen County Department of Planning and Building Services invites the members of the community to participate in a Housing Element workshop. They are looking for your insights and ideas on how the county can improve housing opportunities in the future. Several meetings will be held throughout the region this month. Check out their ad for the dates, times and locations of the meeting nearest you.
Jessica Wade, owner of JandJ Performing Arts in Uptown Susanville, tells us now is the time to sign up for the upcoming dance season. For more information, see her ad in this week’s paper or sign up at jandjperformingarts.com.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR HEALING LOSS
Grief is not a sign of weakness or a lack of faith … it is the price of love. The Honey Lake Hospice Good Grief Group is a place of safety and compassion and on-going support for individuals at every stage of processing loss. Wherever you are on your journey, they are there to walk with you. Valentine’s Day can be a difficult time to face after the loss of a partner. If you are feeling alone or sad, then consider attending the Good Grief Class held at the Lassen Library at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20. For more information, call Honey Lake Hospice at 257-3137.
FABULOUS GIFTS AND FREEDOM FROM FACIAL HAIR
Located at 22 N. Lassen St. in historic Uptown Susanville, you’ll find the unique boutique Touch of Thread. Specializing in pain free, non-toxic hair removal, owner Manjit Ahuja is ready to customize and beautifully shape your eyebrows and remove unwanted facial hair for men and women. Threading is an ancient technique that is quick, all natural and lets you avoid breakouts from other chemical treatments. You can schedule an appointment at (916) 877-0904 and walk-ins are welcome, too. Plus, if you’re looking for a gift for that special lady in your life, they have a great selection of embroidered tops, skirts, pants and dresses, in addition to jewelry, purses and home décor. If you haven’t been in this unique boutique, be sure to check them out today.
BECOME A BBQ COMPETITION JUDGE
Penny Artz, executive director for the Lassen Senior Center, is holding a class for certifying judges for the annual Kansas City BBQ cook-off. The four-hour class will be held on March 9. This is a great opportunity for teams to learn from an official certified instructor from the Kansas City BBQ Society to see what they are looking for when judging the meat. You’ll find registration information in their ad.
NOW ACCEPTING WALK-INS
Michaela Fitzgerald, professional stylist at The Hair Studio, is now accepting walk-in clients from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and for those clients who would like to call and make an appointment. The Hair Studio is located on 459 Richmond Road. To make an appointment or for more information, call 251-2887.