Chamber Update

It’s ghosting season
Don’t be scared! This is a fundraiser by Lassen Family Services, Inc. Throughout October, they will be placing little ghosts into yards around Susanville. If ghosts are placed in your yard, you will receive a form taped to your door explaining how to ghost another lawn! This ghosting is done in good spirits and is not meant to be offensive in any way. These ghosts will rest in peace on a lawn for 24 hours until they mysteriously cross over to another person’s lawn. To ghost someone, call (530) 257-4599. Thank you for your support! The money raised from this fundraiser allows LFS to continue providing services to survivors of violence in our community. *This is the only time you should “ghost” someone* #HEALTHYRELATIONSHIPSSAVELIVES

Lassen County Arts Council Autumn Exhibit
The Lassen County Arts Council is excited to announce the Autumn Exhibit. The Autumn Exhibit is a shared show featuring Rome Ravenwood, of ChaCha’s Tacos, Ana Rivera, of Mini Benniz, and LMUD’s Ruralite Magazine Photo Cover Contest Entries. Join us Oct. 5, 2023 through Nov. 18, 2023 to view this amazing exhibit. The gallery is open weekly on Thursday and Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9: a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. There will be a reception held in partnership with LMUD on Oct.12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with complimentary snacks and a no host bar The Ruralite Cover Photo Contest received dozens of entries, and it was not an easy decision for the Ruralite judges, however the winning photos are: Mike Lee: Tunnel to Wonderland, Cosmic Fireplace, Weed Ceremony (grebe dance); Bruce Brown: Flowers – Spring on Whaleback, Mountain – Lake Helen, Winter Sunshine; Kalilie Shoemaker: Butt Valley Reservoir. In collaboration with the Lassen County Arts Council, you are invited to a reception honoring the winners and recognizing the hard work and efforts of all who entered. Each photograph that was submitted will be featured in the show that will hang in the art gallery for the Autumn Exhibit which will run from Oct. 5 through Nov. 18. Winners of the photo contest will be presented with a $100, LMUD Energy Gift card and their photos will be featured on the covers of the 2024 Ruralite magazine. Rome and Ana’s reception date is TBD, but is an event that should not be missed as it will feature delicious food from these local vendors,

Bizz Johnson Marathon
Bizz Johnson Marathon Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8. Set PRs and qualify for the Boston Marathon on this fast, downhill course on the scenic Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail! For more information and to register visit, Bizz Johnson (bizzrunningcompany.com)

Nutcracker Auditions
Susanville’s Best of Broadway presents the Nutcracker Auditions Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Veterans Memorial Hall (No dance experience necessary and no cost to participate). Audition Schedule: 3:30 p.m. – Boys and Girls 6-7 years old, 4:30 p.m. – Boys and Girls 8-9 years old, 5:30 p.m. – Boys and Girls 10-12 years old, 6:30 p.m. – Boys and Girls 13 years and up. Rehearsals and Performances will be the week of Nov. 11-19. For more information visit www.susanvillebestofbroadway.org or text (530) 310-4302.

Freaky Friday Midtown Bash
Join Back Country Boutique at the Freaky Friday Midtown Bash on Friday, Oct. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 2055a Main Street. Celebrate with the wonderful businesses in Susanville’s midtown area. The Back Country Boutique is celebrating their one-year anniversary and will be cooking up some Back Country Grub. They hope to see you there. Craft and Food Vendors, Costume Contest, Scavenger Hunt and more Family Friendly Fun. To become a vendor for this event, contact Brittany, Owner of Back Country Boutique, at (530) 990-0498.

KICK or Treat
Lassen Youth Soccer presents KICK or Treat Halloween Soccer Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 14. U6-U19, $5 per player. Registration by team, 4-7 Players a Team (create your own team), Costumes Strongly Encouraged. For more information or to register for your team, visit www.lassenyouthsoccer.org. All players must be currently registered for LYS Fall ’23 Season.

Bottle and Brush Halloween Shenanigans
Join Bottle and Brush Art Bar for a fun evening of Halloween shenanigans! Midtown business have come together to bring you an evening of good times and community. We’ll have drink specials and treats with live music featuring Zach Bouyear from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Other participating businesses include Merry Morsels, Back Country Boutique, Mountain Yoga Studio, Milwood Florist, Susanville Realty, Supreme Graphics, Lassen Creations, ChaChas and more will offer raffles, prizes, and open house treats. Stop in and support local small midtown businesses on Friday the 13th.

Lassen Library Family Literacy Day
Lassen Library Family Literacy Day, Saturday Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. Geared towards families with children 0-5 years old, join them for an afternoon of stories, songs and activities about learning our ABC’s. All enrolled families will receive free books. For more information, visit their website at lassenlibrary.org or call (530) 251-8127.

Bottle and Brush Art Bar
Join Bottle and Brush Art Bar this Week 10/8-10/14 at Bottle & Brush: Get ready for a week of entertainment. On Wednesday they will host their weekly Paint and Sip class, where you can embrace your inner artist; check their social media or website for a sneak peek of the artwork and reservation details. Thursday at 6:30 p.m. put on your thinking caps for Trivia Night – gather your friends for a chance to win prizes. On Friday, join them for a Freaky Friday Midtown Bash. Bottle and Brush will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. with other participating businesses in the Midtown area. They will also have Live Music by Zach Bouyear starting at 6:30 p.m.  They close out the week on Saturday with a special Wine Tasting featuring The Prisoner Wine Company, with six exceptional wines and delicious bites. Buy tickets online or stop in for a $10 discount coupon. Find more information at www.bottleandbrushartbar.com

October Mixer
Come out for Lassen County Chamber of Commerce October Chamber Mixer, hosted by Sierra Desert Properties and T-Mobile on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 613 Main St. Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun, Great Company, and Drinks. Everyone is welcome, you do not have to be a Chamber member to attend. For more information, call the Chamber office at (530) 257-4323.

Kristie Wakley – Basics of Homemade Sourdough Bread
Every Bloomin Thing presents Kristie Wakley – Basics of Homemade Sourdough Bread. Friday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m. Join them for a fun and informative class on all the basics of making your own sourdough bread. The class includes instruction, samplings and a starter dough to take home and fill your kitchen with the sweet scent of sourdough! Vist www.everybloomin.com for more details and to register or call (530) 251-2330.

Dancing for a Brand New Me
This year marks the 10-year anniversary for Lassen Family Services Dancing For A Brand New Me. Join them for a journey down memory lane as we invite previous dancers back for a night of fun, laughter, delicious snacks and live entertainment for all ages. Oct. 20 doors open at 6:15 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. and Oct. 21 doors open at 5:15 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall. Tickets are available at Margie’s Book Nook, Lassen Family Services, and Zaengles Carpet One Floor & Home. Limited tickets at the door. If you would like to sponsor this event, call (530) 257-4599.

Homefront Herbalist Fermentation Fun
Every Bloomin Thing presents Homefront Herbalist Fermentation Fun Friday Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m. Location: Every Bloomin Thing. Come and spend the evening with Kristie of Homefront Herbalist (formerly Kristie’s Kitchen) learning why it’s so important to incorporate fermented foods into our everyday diet. Can anyone say healthy gut microbiome? In this class you will learn about the process of fermentation, the benefits of eating fermented foods, taste some delicious samples and learn about the versatility of fermenting from veggies, fruit, to dairy and more. This class will offer a hands-on activity learning how to create your very own ferment from beginning to end to take home and enjoy.

Safe and Sane 2023
Lassen County Chamber of Commerce presents Safe and Sane 2023, Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Businesses are to provide their own table, anything they would like to include in their booth space (decorations, etc..), and roughly around 2,000+ pieces of candy to distribute. If you are a business and interested in participating in Safe and Sane, contact the chamber by email at director@lassencountychamber.org and executiveassistant@lassencountychamber.com or call the office at (530) 257-4323.

Honey Lake Valley Assembly of God Harvest Festival
The Annual Honey Lake Valley Assembly of God Harvest Festival, Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Honey Lake Valley Assembly of God at 464-905 Standish Buntingville Road, Janesville. Come enjoy Harvest Trunks, Puppet Show, Horse/Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Hotdogs, Fire Truck, Soup and Chili, Cookies, Hot Cocoa, Cider and Coffee. For more information call (530) 310-4710.

Lassen Hoops Sign-ups
Lassen Hoops sign-ups are here! Sign up in person on the dates below or online http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/lassenhoops. Thursday Nov. 2, and Thursday Nov. 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Susanville Pizza Factory. 3rd through 6th grade boys and girls plus 7th and 8th grade girls. $90 ($85 for each additional sibling) There will be no late sign-ups. If any questions, contact lassenhoops.susanville@gmail.com.

Every Bloomin’ Thing Annual Harvest Open House
Join Every Bloomin’ Thing Garden Center and Gift Shop for our Annual Harvest Open House Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Every Bloomin’ Thing (705 US Highway 395 E, Susanville). They will be hosting delicious gourmet goodies and libations during their Celebration of the Harvest Season. The Nursery will be having a Fall Planting Sale with all plants up to 60 percent off. They have invited local artisans to join them in the Garden Room as well. It’s always a wonderful day to visit with friends and prepare for the upcoming Holidays. Visit www.everybloomin.com for a list of holiday classes!

The Broadway Renaissance Auditions
Susanville Best of Broadway presents 2024 concert series The Broadway Renaissance Auditions. Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 5, noon to 4 p.m. at the Susanville Veterans Memorial Hall. Featuring selections from: Rock of Ages, Cinderella, Something Rotten, The Lion King, Anastasia, Cabaret, Bye Bye Birdie. For more information go to, www.susanvillebestofbroadway.org.

VFW Saturday Breakfast
Veterans of Foreign Wars William Davidson Post 2381 presents Saturday Breakfast. April through December from 0800 hours to 1100 hours at the Veterans Memorial Hall. VFW Post 2381 will be serving breakfast on the first Saturday of each month. Breakfast is open to the public. Breakfast will be held downstairs in the Veterans Memorial Building in Susanville from 0800 hours to 1100 hours.

Lassen Community College Lecture Series
In our community, Lassen Community College presents a unique opportunity to engage in various enriching discussions with their free lunchtime lecture series. The series takes place every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lassen Library District conference room on Main Street. These weekly, hour-long sessions delve into diverse topics ranging from practical skills such as writing effective professional emails and starting a small business, to crowd-pleaser topics including beekeeping and the mysterious world of spiders. They even cover critical issues like managing financial worries and cyber-awareness skills for the whole family. For a special treat, they also offer beginner and intermediate classes in AI with ChatGPT. All are invited to join these free, educational events. For more information, reach out to Annika Peacock from Lassen College Outreach at (775) 567-9457 or via email at apeacock@lassencollege.edu. For information on upcoming topics, follow their facebook page: www.Facebook.com/LassenCollege. Join in, learn something new, and become a more engaged member of our Susanville community.

Lassen Library October Storytimes
Lassen Library October Storytimes, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. 3rd and 4th – Crayons, 10th and 11th – Cats, 17th and 18th – Spiders, 24th and 25th Fall Leaves, and Tuesday October 31st – Costume Party and Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Dia De Los Muertos.

Budgeting and More Life Skills Course
Join LFS for the Budgeting and More Life Skills Course. Every Monday 4 to 5 p.m. at Lassen Family Services, 1306 Riverside Drive. This week’s topic: Exploring Financial Literacy. An introduction to key terms in the financial world. Participants may join the course at any time. For more information, call (530) 257-4599.

Calvary Kids Storytime
Calvary Kids Storytime, 450 Richmond Road every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Bring your kids to a safe, peaceful place where they can be a kid. There will be two book reading groups, age 1-5 and 6-11. They  will be reading biblical, moral and outdoor books followed by a craft. Questions, call (530) 257-4833.

Body by Baker
Body by Baker, Paulina Baker: Fitness Instructor. Classes are available every day; 6 a.m.- Yo-Got This (yoga/pilates style training), 8 a.m.- Connect Cre (core strength training), 10 a.m.- Golden Hour (functional mobility and agility training, noon- Strong Embrace (Mommy and Me mobility and agility training), 3 p.m. Bakers Booty Blast (lower body weight strength training), 5 p.m.- Zumba Strong (high intensity interval training).

Don’t forget to email (director@lassencountychamber.org and executiveassistant@lassencountychamber.com) with any upcoming events or swing by the Chamber Office at 1516 Main St. with any event posters.