Windfields songs at the Art Center Coming

Did you have a wonderful holiday for Independence Day? Some from Happy Camp went to the coast to enjoy the Pacific Ocean. Some went to visit friends or family other places, but some of us stayed home.

Being in the middle of a National Forest, and always conscious of the dangers of wild fire, fireworks are forbidden. Not that the sounds around us didn’t hint (loudly) that some didn’t comply.

But the most amazing thing about living out in the middle of the forest, relatively close to the wilderness, is the beauty of a spectacular star-lit night. Try it sometime. It is fantastic to just enjoy gazing at the heavens and seeing the constellations and be amazed at the beauty we often miss.

Klamath-Siskiyou Art Center

The day after Independence Day was the beginning of the summer season at the Klamath Siskiyou Art Center. There was a delicious dinner served for a donation. The salad was especially deliciously fresh. They had my favorite raspberry vinaigrette dressing too! It was great.

Linda Jo Martin, who moved away from Happy Camp six years ago, June 30th, came back and treated Dan and I do dinner at the Klamath Siskiyou Art Center. Linda began Happy Camp News when she was here and Facebook on Happy Camp, California. She also did web design and assisted with Happy Camp Chamber activities. It’s good to have her back in “the Camp” from Idaho.

After dinner, the music was tuning up and more was to follow. It had been announced that, “The Distilled-Spirit Rebellion will be down in Happy Camp, CA to celebrate their own kinda freedom…..cosmic cowboy style!!!”

“Their Facebook page said, “We’re excited to climb over the mountains once again visit our friends on the Klamath in Happy Camp, CA…..bringin’ our 100 Proof ‘Backwoods Blend’ of Honky Tonkin’ Cosmic Outlaw Country Rockin’ from Williams, OR” that’s Rogue River country!

When the crowd had brought chairs and assembled around the “black box”, Nazel Pickens introduced Mike O’Donnell on drums, Benji on the bass, Jimmy MacLeod guitars, Fred Epping pedal steel, Lob Strilla banjo, fender and additional guitars and vocals.

Music, toe tapping, and for some, dancing music began and there was a lot of music to enjoy. They even sang a gospel song and included Noah in the repertoire.There was a discussion recently on the Klamath Siskiyou Art Center. It is a 501c3 organization and the members are enthusiastic artists and appreciators of other’s art as well. I remember when they first went to the RAC for a grant to get a building for the Art Center…and they have worked hard and grown over the years.

This Friday, July 19th (Ron Boren’s 80th birthday)a note from Alan Crockett said, Hang ON, We’re flying high this Friday with a soaring party of deliciousness.” This is usually the case with the Art Center Dinners, I never remember one that wasn’t delicious!! First, get ready for the grilled taco explosion featuring organic grilled Chicken with Spanish Rice and slow organic pinto beans with a sensational spread of salsas and a fresh green salad.

Following the fantastic dinner, at 8 pm at the Black Box will be a night of musical enjoyment with the energetic tunes of folk indi band, The Windfields. It is fun to see families gather for a night of music, and this will be a night to remember.

These fun gatherings, for the Karuk Reunion and for a dinner and music at the Klamath Siskiyou Art Center are a wonderful way to enjoy the friends and neighbors and even those returning home from rar away, and a great activity for summer days

August’s Fantastic Friday Supper at the KS Art Center

Last Friday evening Jon will be served a Mexican Dinner at the Art Center at Bigfoot Corner!! According to Alan Crockett, “… Friday, September 6th, join us at the Art Center for a unbelievable Mexican Dinner. Guest Chef Jon Grunbaum’s ever popular Chicken Fajitas with succulently cooked Beans and Rice and Jon’s Famous Show Stopper Guacamole! And of course we’ll have a sensational music mix blended with the most refreshing of refreshments.”

Jon Graunbaum cooking for Fabulous Friday
at the Klamath Siskiyou ‘Art Center!

Arts Activities this Weekend!

Alan Crockett was absolutely thrilled to be sending this information on the Friday night action at the Klamath-Siskiyou Art Center! then the 8th grade class of Happy Camp High School is going to hold the Seiad Art and Craft Show at the Happy Camp High School this year. It will be Saturday from 9 to 4 in the HCES Auditorium. On a beautiful autumn weekend what could be better?
Alan says we’ve got a terrific evening this Friday the 2nd. First Starting at 6 pm – A stellar dinner by guest chef Julia Schreiber featuring….
Mouthwatering Thai Food with spring rolls and homemade chili lime dipping sauce, panang curry, jasmine rice, a savory fall salad, and dare we mention it… mango sticky rice with ice cream for dessert.
Then at 7:30 be sure to stay on for the Free Happy Camp Premiere of the new film; Occupied Cascadia
This film features Derrick Jensen, Jeannette Armstrong, Charles Eisenstein, David R. Montgomery, and many more.
The Eighth grade graduation and field trip needs funds and so the students are helping out the Annual Seiad Valley Arts & Craft Show, holding it at the HCES on Parkway Saturday from 9 to 4, but you’ll want to get there early to get the best deals!! Also there will be fresh baked cinnamon rolls, coffee, iced tea and homemade clam chowder and rolls. Come with friends and family and enjoy a fun Saturday in Happy Camp! Call Amber 598-8026 or Linda 493-5919 if you have questions or to be a vendor.
Friday and Saturday will also be the Meat Bonanza and Produce Tent Sale at Parry’s Market.
Don’t forget the Veterans Day appreciation time is coming soon! We have so many things to be thankful for in Happy Camp and along the Klamath River Highway 96!!

Friday Art Center Dinner – August 19th

Alan Crockett

The Art Center is finally having another one of its highly addictive dinners this Friday and you’re all personally invited!

It all Starts at 6 pm this Friday with Cold Drinks and a Delicious Music Mix.

Barbara Rohr is generously cooking up a Sensational Indian Curry Dinner with Spicy Chicken Curry delicately Simmered in Coconut Milk and Ghee Served with Basmanti Rice. And of course, we’ve also got a tantalizing Veggie Curry for you vegetarians out there.

All This paired with a classic Grated Carrot Veggie Salad and an Magnificently Succulent Array of Refreshing Raitas and Chutneys .

We’re looking forward to seeing you all,

Alan Crockett

April Arts Center, “Finding Peace”

Alan Crockett says there’s an absolutely great evening coming up Friday April 30th at 5 pm! He invites everyone to come on down to the Bigfoot corner (Davis Road and Highway 96) and help them celebrate the new Art Center Show

“The theme will be “Finding Peace” Ceramics, Paintings and Photographs by Melanie McPherson.

Alan also said they’ll be serving a spicy vegetarian and Humboldt grass-fed beef taco dinner and flan dessert “exquisitely prepared by Glenn Rickel, Jennifer Rothrock, and Suzy Espinole”. At the same time there is the opportunity to kick back and enjoy a smoky and hypnotic Mexican flavored music mix!

Thanks to all the amazing volunteer helpers! From Alan and the Klamath-Siskiyou Art Center group. They hope to see you there,

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