Chamber Update

FEBRUARY MIXER!! Come out for Lassen County Chamber of Commerce February Chamber Mixer hosted by Eagle Lake Village Senior Living Community on Thursday, February 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm located at 2001 Paul Bunyan Rd., Susanville. Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun, Food, Drinks, Prizes, & Good Company! Everyone is welcome, you do not have to be a Chamber member to attend. For more information, contact the Chamber office at (530) 257-4323.

Who doesn’t love to appreciate somebody, or be appreciated? For the month of February, the Lassen County Probation Department’s Appreciation Hearts fundraiser will give community members a chance to send a ‘bucket of hearts’ to a person they appreciate, while contributing to a great cause! Money raised will help sponsor community events such as Stuff the Bus and Holiday with a Hero. “Lassen County Probation Department is proud to sponsor community events each year,” explains organizer Calli Oxford. “In the past, we have been able to sponsor Courage Triathlon, Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk, Dancing for a Brand New Me, Lassen Clay Breakers, and more!” If a $20 or more donation is made, that person will also receive a sweet treat! You can order your Appreciation Hearts online by clicking here Lassen County Probation – Appreciation Hearts Fundraiser 2024 (givebutter.com). Cash payments are also accepted at 2950 Riverside Drive in Susanville. Delivery is only available in Lassen County.

Lassen Youth Fastpitch Softball Registration: $90, $10 Off for Siblings. Regular Signups: Dates – Feb. 1st from 5:00pm to 7:00pm & Feb. 17th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. All signups will be held at comfort inn breakfast room! Signups close February 21st. Must be 4 by Jan. 1, 2024. Any questions? Contact Antonia Marro at (530) 260-8091.

Lassen County Cattlemen & Cattlewomen presents their 35th ANNUAL TASTE OF BEEF, SIP OF WINE! Saturday, February 10th, 2024 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds – Jensen Hall. Tickets on Sale Now! Purchase online before December 25th for $30 tickets. https://lassencountycattlewomen.ticketspice.com/a-taste

Please join the Lassen Fire Safe Council for our February General Meeting Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 5:30pm om the Susan River Fire Hall (705-145 Hwy 395, Johnstonville) Light refreshments will be served.

Standish 4H will be holding their annual Indian Taco Feed fundraiser on Saturday, March 2nd, at the Standish 4H hall. You can pick up dinner at the hall between 3:00pm and 8:00pm. For a single dinner the 4H’ers are asking for a donation of $7 and a family of two adults and three kids can eat for just $30. Along with the Indian Taco you can grab a Bowl of Beans for $3 or fry bread for $2. Homemade desserts, gift baskets and a home décor sale will all be part of the fun. Proceeds from the dinner benefit Standish 4-H members and their activities throughout the year. The Standish 4H hall is located at 718-880 Hwy 395 East, just past the Wayside Gas Station and Market. For more information call call or text 1.530.310.1993 or 1.530.310.3178.

Susanville Best of Broadway presents our 2024 Concert Series “The Broadway Renaissance”! Shows start March 6th! If your business is interested in sponsoring our production, please reach out to Stacy Kirklin at (530) 310-4640.

Susanville Elks Lodge is presenting a Spring Fling Dance, Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, located at Susanville Elks Lodge, 400 Main Street. Tickets are $30 per family and can be purchases at the Lassen County Chamber Office and Margie’s Book Nook. Come on up with your family for a fun time!

Lassen Community College Gunsmithing Program: SAVE THE DATE!!! Registration for the full-time Gunsmithing Program, Fall 2024 will open March 25th, 2024! Follow the link below to registration instructions. Any questions can be directed to LCCGunsmithing@lassencollege.edu or at (530) 251-8809. We would appreciate as many folk as possible to share this post. We would love to pack the house next Fall, and continue the 78 year journey of creating the next generation of gunsmiths.

A local tradition that now spans generations, the Lassen County Office of Education’s annual Children’s Fair has been presenting the children of Lassen County with a special day all their own each May for nearly four decades. This year the date of the event has lent itself to a space theme, “May the Fourth be With You,” playing on the iconic Star Wars saying May the Force be With You. The low-cost event, held at the Lassen County Fairgrounds, is a favorite among local families, with a host of groups and organizations participating to make the fun-filled day a success. Many parents who visited the fair as children return to treat their own children to the experience. This year the fair will be featuring a Lip Sync Battle for kids aged 6 to 19 years old, with local talent taking the stage to pantomime to cool music. You don’t really have to sing or dance, and no special talent is required, just your energy, enthusiasm, and the desire to have fun! If you want to be a part of the Lip Sync Battle click here LASSEN COUNTY CHILDREN’S FAIR LIP SYNC BATTLE REGISTRATION (jotform.com) and follow the link to the sign-up form. The lip sync competition is brought to you by the Tobacco-Use Prevention Education program. Children’s Fair Coordinator James Hall explains that the purpose of the fair is, “to provide an opportunity for families to spend a pleasant day together that will hopefully reduce tobacco, substance, and child abuse within Lassen County.” This year the fair will feature a big selection of community organization booths providing resource information and activities for students along with a vehicle display and face painting. Would your group or organization like to have a booth at the fair? The last day to register is April 24th and you can click here LASSEN COUNTY CHILDREN’S FAIR BOOTH REGISTRATION (jotform.com) to fill out a booth application form. There will be live entertainment throughout the day, including dancers from local dance studios and costumed characters roaming about the grounds. Static displays of emergency vehicles and other fun things for kids to see will be around each corner at the fairgrounds. Dandy the Smokeless Dragon will be there, and Lassen Youth Football and Star Elite Cheer, Lassen Youth Soccer and the Lassen Aquatics will also be participating in the event. “The Children’s Fair is intended to be a benefit to the community and not a profit-making opportunity,” explains Hall. “Be sure to come and join in the fun.” Admission is free and the Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, May 4th, from 10:00a.m. until 3:00p.m., rain or shine, at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. For more information you can call the Lassen County Office of Education at 1.530.251.8711.

Lassen County 4-H Presentation Day, Sunday, February 25th at Jensen Hall, Lassen Co. Fair. Registration: 1pm. Entry Deadline: February 15th! Presentation Day 2024 will be hosted by Milford 4-H and South County 4-H again this year! Please adhere to the registration deadline. Primary member presentations will be limited to 10 minutes. Junior-Senior presentations will be limited to 15 minutes. Please register ONLINE at: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=42035

The Lassen Jr. Fishing Derby, has a date for 2024. The well-loved event, attended by over 300 young anglers, triumphs each year, even when faced with inclement weather and surging rivers, often pushing back the date to later in the summer or even fall months. This installation of the Lassen Jr. Fishing Derby, hosted by the Lassen Sportsman Club, will be in its 35th running year. Coveted prizes donated by community businesses and locals are handed out to the biggest catch of the day in each age group, along with sportsmanship awards. Get your pens ready and mark those calendars, as Wade Workman with the Sportsman Club announced the much-anticipated date of the event had been set for Saturday, May 18th.

Lassen Library presents their January Craft Days and Storytimes on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 11:00am. Tues. Jan. 2nd – Penguins Craft Day & Wed. Jan. 3rd – Penguins Storytime. Tues. Jan. 9th – Hats/Mittens Craft Day & Wed. Jan. 10th Hats/Mittens Storytime, Tues. Jan.  16th – Soup Craft Day & Wed. Jan 17th – Soup Storytime, Tues. Jan 23rd – Polar Bears Craft Day & Wed. Jan. 24th – Polar Bears Storytime, Tues. Jan. 30th – Pajamas Craft Day & Wed. Jan. 31st – Pajama Party Storytime.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!! All NEW for 2024! The Bizz Running Company is introducing the Bizz Johnson Express Half Marathon Relay! Bring you best running friend and run this fast half marathon course. Leg 1 starts with the Express Half Marathon and completes the first 7 miles. After going underneath Highway 36 and back up the other side, you’ll hand off to Leg 2 who will cruise the last 6.1 miles to the Finish Line at Hobo Camp. More in-depth details will be posted soon at www.bizzjohnsonmarathon.com. Registration for all Bizz Johnson Marathon Events on October 12-13, 2024 will open up on January 1st at https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Susanville/BizzJohnson

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 1500 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, please contact the building manager, Patty Davie, at 530-257-9220.

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!