Community Briefs: November 10, 2012
Brew and Wine Fest today
The 16th annual Orland Rotary Club Brew and Wine Fest will be held from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. today at Orland Memorial Hall, 320 Third St., Orland.
Tickets are $35 per person and include samples of premium wine, beer, local cheese, olives, almonds, pizza, sausages and desserts.
The Mexican Cantina will be open and will feature an array of Mexican hors d'houvres, snacks and beers.
A silent auction and door prizes will also be available.
Proceeds benefit projects such as Smoke Detectors for Senior Citizens, Toys for Kids and the Orland Heroes Memorial Project.
Veterans fees waived Sunday
The US Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve service members and their families Sunday.
Fee waiver also includes boat launch ramps and swimming beaches, but does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters.
For more information, visit corpslakes.usace.army.mil/
Eagle Lake dock removed
In advance of the winter season, the Lassen National Forest will remove the courtesy boarding dock at the low water boat ramp at Eagle Lake.
This move is intended to prevent ice, wind, and waves from damaging the dock. The boat ramp will continue to be available until Dec. 31, or until weather makes it unsafe to use.
For more information, call the Eagle Lake Ranger District at 257-4188.
Platinum club meets Thursday
"What's New with Medicare in 2013" will be presented at the next Platinum Club for Glenn County Seniors meeting, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursday in the large conference room at Glenn Medical Center, 1133 W. Sycamore St., Willows.
A buffet breakfast will be available from the Dietary Department.
Please RSVP to Deborah at 934-1881.
Operation Christmas set
North Valley Christian Schools will again be a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child, a program sponsored by relief organization Samaritan's Purse.
People are encouraged to pack a standard shoe box-sized container with small gifts for children 2-14 years old. After filling the box, individuals can drop off their gifts at a collection center where the boxes will be packed and shipped for delivery to children in impoverished areas of the world.
North Valley Christian Schools will receive boxes from noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Nov. 19 at 1148 E. Walker St., Orland.
For more information, call the school at 865-4924 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/
Comedy traffic school slated
The "I'll Never Speed Again" comedy traffic school will be holding a DMV-approved class for traffic violators who received tickets anywhere in California.
Attending traffic school will dismiss the ticket and keep a motorist's Good Driver insurance discount.
Local resident and retired Mono County Sheriff Paul Burns will hold his next class Dec. 16 at the Oxford Inn and Suites in Chico.
Pre-registration is required by calling the school at 800-941-2687.