Strawhouse Resorts hosts ‘Writing with Curiosity & Courage’

Join award-winning author Sarah Selecky for three days of writing, reading and connecting at Strawhouse Resorts in Big Flat, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13-15.

Selecky is the creator of internationally acclaimed creative writing school (and MFA alternative) Sarah Selecky Writing School, which includes collaborations with Margaret Atwood, George Saunders, Karen Joy Fowler and other authors.

During the three-day workshop, Sarah will teach writers to feel the joy of flow, and write from a more receptive state of mind. Participants will learn how to courageously write alongside their inner critic, use their curiosity to dissolve their resistance, and leave with clarity and direction.

Workshop tuition is $750; Accommodation and meals: $551 to $866.

Selecky will also be reading from her new novel, “Radiant Shimmering Light,” on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 12) at Strawhouse Resorts. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP for the reading by emailing

“Sarah’s writing classes helped make writing one of my closest friends. Her expansive spirit leaves room for all styles and personalities. She’s a truly talented teacher, helping guide even the most timid.” — Peggi Lepage

Book sale slated for Sept. 21

Trinity County Friends of the Library will be having a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, inside the Trinity County Library, Weaverville.

There will be a preview book sale on Friday, Sept. 20, for the Trinity County Friends of the Library, members only, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Membership will be sold at the door.

All proceeds of the sale will go toward supporting programs at all Trinity County Libraries – the main library in Weaverville and branches in Hayfork and Trinity Center.

TACC swings into fall with spaghetti dinner

Mark your calendars to attend the Trinity Alps Christian’s Community “Swing into Fall” fundraiser that will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Lewiston Community Center, 130 Texas Ave.   

The evening will begin with a spaghetti dinner followed by music and dancing. Music will be supplied by Buckhorn Mountain Stompers (they play “Glenn Miller type of music”). Along with food, dancing and fellowship, there will be a silent auction and an 80-20 raffle. The dinner is a free-will offering and it’s requested that you bring a dessert to share.

TACC is an ecumenical religious organization with members from the several counties of Northern California. To learn more about TACC, come to the Farmers Market from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 11, at Lowden Park where Trinity Peace will be the featured band and you can sing along with Anne Lagorio and Mary Jo Fiermonte and will meet and visit with members of TACC.

For information about the fundraiser contact Robyn Maddux-Zimmerman at 778-3566; for information about TACC contact Mary Trancho at 623-2810.  

North Fork Grange Harvest Festival set for Oct. 5

The North Fork Grange will host its 16th annual Trinity County Harvest Festival at the Highland Art Center meadow, 691 Main St. in downtown Weaverville. This event is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Vendors provide artwork, crafts, specialty food products and other merchandise.

The Grange’s 16th annual Chili Cook-Off signups are by 9 a.m. at the event or contact Ginger Shaw at 739-3445. Cook teams should make contact by phone to confirm participation. The judge’s briefing to contestants will be at 9 a.m. with cooking thereafter until noon. Taster’s choice will start at noon. Everyone gets a taste of each contestant’s chili and then votes for their favorite. Each vote cast is important for the winner with awards in addition to cash for judged and “People’s Choice.” Judging will be completed by 3 p.m. with the results to be announced. The more chili sold the higher the winning prize. Cook teams must provide all their materials and supplies for this event. Contact Shaw for more information or an application.

The yearly raffle results will also be announced by the end of the event. This year’s raffle has the best room for a night at the Weaverville Hotel with gift certificates for two to the theater, one night’s stay for two at Indian Creek Lodge and dinner for the at the Café. There is golf for two at Trinity Alps Golf and Country Club with a $50 dinner certificate, guided fishing trips with Steve’s Trinity Guide Service one seat for a full day and Sweet Trinity Guide Service one seat full day, one-half day of rafting with Trinity River Rafting, full-day raft for six from Old Bridge Rafting, one day free rental of a patio pontoon boat “Old Smokey” at Suntex Marina at Cedar Stock, Win River Resort one night stay and certificate for River Retreat Spa and more.

This year’s festival features exhibits, local fire departments, chili cook-off, raffle, food and music throughout the day beginning with the Weaverville Community Band from 11 a.m. to noon, then featuring Mojito and closing with the Conrad Gulch Ramblers.

Vendor space is $35 but limited. First-come, first-served. Vendors, do not wait. Apply early with Will Shaw at 623-0302 for spaces or send in your applications. Vendor applications are available on the North Fork Grange event bulletin board or through the Trinity Visitor Center. For more information about vendor spaces or to volunteer and support any of the North Fork Grange events contact California Deputy State Grange Master Will Shaw at 623-0302.

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