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 the 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 twenty-four 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

Fair Winds Reiki and Mindfulness Ribbon Cutting
Fair Winds Reiki and Mindfulness is thrilled to invite you to its ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce at noon Monday, Oct. 16. They will be celebrating the addition of a gift shop area featuring a collection of healing art; artwork and gifts from local artists, artisans, and vendors that are meant to calm, uplift, and inspire. Owner Laureen Jordan hopes this collection will add to the atmosphere of welcome and safety she has created where visitors can relax, let go of stress and prioritize their wellness by incorporating Reiki and mindfulness through creative expression. Join them in the celebration, view the collection, meet some of the artists, learn about Reiki and enjoy delicious cake from Merry Morsels. They hope to see you there at Fair Winds Reiki and Mindfulness, 100 S. Gay St. For more information call (530) 395-5550 or visit www.fairsindsreiki.com

October Mixer
Come out for Lassen County Chamber of Commerce October Chamber Mixer hosted by Sierra Desert Properties from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 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 at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. 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 they invite previous dancers back for a night of fun, laughter, delicious snacks and live entertainment for all ages. Friday, Oct. 20 the doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 the doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the show starts at 6p.m. Both shows at the Veterans Memorial Hall. Tickets are available at Margie’s Book Nook, Lassen Family Services, & Zaengles Carpet One Floor & Home. Limited tickets at the door. If you would like to sponsor this event, call (530) 257-4599

Bizz Johnson Fall Colors Ride
The Bureau of Land Management and Lassen Rural Bus invite the public to enjoy peaking fall colors along the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail during the annual fall colors bike ride and shuttle on Saturday, Oct. 21. The BLM will shuttle bikes and the bus will carry riders from Susanville to ride starting points on the trail. Participants should meet at 8:15 a.m. at the historic Susanville Depot, 601 Richmond Road. The bus and shuttle depart promptly at 8:30 a.m. There are small separate fees for the bus and bike shuttles. Exact change is encouraged. The bus and bike shuttle will stop at Devil’s Corral Trailhead, Fredonyer Summit and near Westwood, where participants can ride or walk 7, 18 or 25 miles back to Susanville. Participants should dress in layers for changing weather conditions. Forecasts show morning temperatures at or near freezing, with midday temperatures climbing to the low to mid-60s. The bike ride is ideal for families. The Bizz Johnson Trail route is mostly downhill or flat on a smooth gravel surface. The BLM recommends wide-tired or hybrid bikes. To reserve space on the bus and shuttle space for bikes, call the BLM in Susanville at (530) 257-0456.

Get ready for Spooktacular Fun at Lassen Library
Calling all ghouls and ghosts for an eerie experience from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Lassen Library. Join them for spooky crafts, STEAM activities and a scary story. Build your own catapult to launch marshmallow “missiles” at monsters in a haunted castle, put on some bat ears and tune in to the world of bats with some crafts and more, enjoy an activity packet to take home or explore in the library and stay for a spooky story (don’t worry, not too spooky!)

Color Me Autumn Craft Fair
Color Me Autumn Craft Fair hosted by the Back Country Boutique from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Lassen Senior Center, 1700 Sunkist Drive. They’re looking for more artisan vendors. To become a vendor for this event, call Brittany Faria at (530) 990-0498 or Marcee Marie at (530) 251-6830 with any questions. Applications can be picked up at the boutique, located at 2055 A Main Street.

Homefront Herbalist Fermentation Fun
Every Bloomin Thing presents Homefront Herbalist Fermentation Fun at5:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 27, at 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
The Lassen County Chamber of Commerce presents Safe and Sane 2023 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. 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 will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Honey Lake Valley Assembly of God, 464-905 Standish Buntingville Road, Janesville. Come enjoy Harvest Trunks, Puppet Show, Horse/Pony Rides, Hayrides, Hotdogs, Fire Truck, Soup + Chili, Cookies, Hot Cocoa, Cider and Coffee. For more information call (530) 310-4710.

Lassen Hoops signups
Lassen Hoops signups 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 7:00 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 its Annual Harvest Open House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. , at Every Bloomin’ Thing (705 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 its 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 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Veterans Memorial Hall, featuring selections from “Rock of Ages,” “Cinderella,” “Something Rotten,” “The Lion King,” “Anastasia,” “Cabaret” and “Bye Bye Birdie.” For more information go to, www.susanvillebestofbroadway.org.

Susanville Rotary Bags & Beers Cornhole Tournament
The Susanville Rotary Bags and Beers Cornhole Tournament will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, at Industrial Building at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Pre-Registration starts now. Score Holio – $65 per team. 2 Divisions social/competitive. Registration at the door begins at 8 a.m. $70 per. Venmo @ Susanville-rotary. Tournament will begin at 11 a.m. Raffle tickets available on site. Each team member will get two beverage tickets, Food, beer and wine are available for purchase (no outside food/drinks allowed). Cash prizes: 1st – $250, 2nd – $150, 3rd – $65. Free Kids Division – 5-12 & 13-17 starting at 9:00 a.m. For more information or questions call (530) 630-7928.

Crafters Wanted for Christmas Craft Fair at Lassen Community College
Crafters Wanted for the Christmas Craft Fair at Lassen Community College Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2. $65 for a 10’x10’ space. Call Lynda Alberico at (530) 249-2774 or by email at lralberico@yahoo.com.

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 Hall from 0800 hours to 1100 hours.

Monticola Club
Need that special place? Have a special event coming up and wondering where to have it?  The Monticola Club House at 140 South Lassen Street could meet that need with 1,500 square feet of indoor space able to fit 170, a fully equipped kitchen and it is also handicap accessible. The venue is perfect for celebrations and memorials of any type such as showers, birthdays, anniversaries, teas, receptions, meetings, conferences, trainings, holiday get-togethers, fundraisers, presentations, celebration of life and other activities. The fully equipped kitchen includes utensils, plates, cups, saucers, coffee and hot water pot.  There are also padded folding chairs and both round and rectangle tables. You not only get the perfect event venue, but rental money is an important source of revenue for the non-profit Monticola Club, 501(c)(3).  The Club was started in 1912 as a service organization formed to provide local women ways to improve the quality of life in our community.  Over the years these are some of the various local activities or support provided by the Club: Food Baskets, Water for River Clean-up, Fire Victim Support, Senior Support, Beautification Projects-trees, flowers, Penny Pines reforestation, Library support, and of course, college scholarships. To view the Clubhouse or for more information, call the building manager, Patty Davie, at (530) 257-9220.

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 at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Oct. 17, and Oct. 18, — Spiders; Oct. 24, and Oct. 25, — Fall Leaves; Tuesday Oct. 31 —  Costume Party ; and Wednesday Nov. 1, — Dia De Los Muertos.

Budgeting and More Life Skills Course
Join Lassen Family Services for the Budgeting and More Life Skills Course from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday 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, from 1 to 2 p.m. every Tuesday. 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, Paulina 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 & agility training); Noon — Strong Embrace (Mommy & Me mobility and agility training): 3 p.m. — Bakers Booty Blast (lower body weight strength training); and 5 p.m. — Zumba Strong (high intensity interval training).

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