Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 12, 2004 · Page 3
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COMMUNITY FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2004 - 3 udjfeaturM@pdGtfie.iiit What's Playing FRIDAY COMPUTER GAMING AND PIZZA PARTY - Lan Uamers of Ukiah sponsors a night of playing online ff^Vl* friends or *« world ; 115 N - State St above McNabs Menswear; 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.; $20; 462-8202. PIZZA PARTY FOR DEAF/HEARING IMPAIRED -Sponsored by Becoming Self Reliant; Wright's Stuff Pizza, 720 N. State St., Ukiah; 5 to 7 p.m.; (TTY #) 463- CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER - Ukiah Senior Center event with entertainment provided; Ukiah Senior Center, 499 Leslie St., Ukiah; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; *7 per person; wine at $1 per glass or $5 per carafe, dessert included. JASON ARGOS - Jazz guitar virtuoso; The Coffee Sf 1 ?;, 476 N< State St " Ukiah : 6 to 8 P-m.; no cover ; 462-1840 ext. 128. DUE WEST TO PERFORM AT WILLITS GRANGE - Acoustic bluegrass, opening act is Movin' On; Willits Grange, 291 School St., Willits; 7:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $8 youth 12 to 16, and $5 under 12; 4593744. MITCH UHARRIET - Celtic and bluegrass; Potter Valley Cafe; 10761 Main St.; Potter Valley; 7 to 10 p.m.; no cover charge; 743-2848.0 "THE MIRACLE WORKER" - Story of blind, mute Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan; Mendocino Theatre Company, Mendocino; 8 p.m.; $25-$ 10; 9374477. LIVE DJS AT CALIFORNIA SHOOTERS - Dance to the music of live DJs; California Shooters; 720 N. State St., in Ukiah; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; no cover charge; 462-9227. SATURDAY ARTISTS RECEPTION AT THE MAC - Marine Wildlife exhibit and also works by J.D. Mayhew; Mendocino Arts Center; 45200 Little Lake St.; Mendocino; 5 to 8 p.m. UCLO PRESENTS A "HIGHLAND FLING" - Irish music, preview of upcoming local production of musical "Brigadoon," and Ukiah Idol singing contest winners perform; Saturday Afternoon Club, corner of Oak and Church; 7 to 9 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 under 12; 462-9155. JAZZ WITH JEFF - Potter Valley Cafe; 10761 Main St.; Potter Valley; 7 to 10 p.m.; no cover charge; 7432848. JJ AND THE COUNTRY WAY- Country music and dance; Ukiah Senior Center, 499 Leslie St., Ukiah; 7 to 10:30 p.m.; members $7, non-members $8. NAGEL, ROTH AND RIVER IN CONCERT Acoustic guitarist Patrick Nagel with Justin Roth and Danya River in concert; Ukiah Playhouse; 7:30 p.m.; $10. CONTRA DANCE - Learn dances at 7:30, dance begins at 8; Mendocino Ballet (the old Emerald Cafe), 205 S. State St.; $7 for 12 and up and $3 under 12; all welcome; bring a snack or non-alcoholic beverage to share; 463-21 13. "THE MIRACLE WORKER" - Story of blind, mute Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan; Mendocino Theatre Company, Mendocino; 8 p.m.; $25-$10; 9374477. KRISTIN SWEETLAND - Folk singer/songwriter; Arena Theatre, Point Arena; 8 p.m.; $12. KARAOKE AT YOKAYO BOWL - Featuring DJ. Ken Steely and Lori; Yokayo Bowl, 1401 N. State St., Ukiah; 8:30 p.m.; no cover; 462-8686. HAN SEN AND RAITT BAND - Mendo boogie and funk, David Raitt and friends perform from 9:30 to 11 p.m.; Ukiah Brewing Co. & Restaurant; 102 S. State St, Ukiah; 11 p.m. until closing; $8; 468-5898. SUNDAY KEITH MURPHY - Jazz every Sunday; Ukiah Brewing Co. & Restaurant; 102 S. State St, Ukiah; 11 a.m.; free; 468-5898. "THE MIRACLE WORKER" - Story of blind, mute Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan; Mendocino Theatre Company, Mendocino; 8 p.m.; $25-$10; 9374477. PIANO RECITAL - Sponsored by the Music Teacher's Association of California, featuring Rosalie Gjerde of Fort Bragg, Kathleen Byrne of Lakeport, and Elizabeth McDougall and Dorothy Sugawara of Ukiah; Saturday Afternoon Club, Ukiah; 2 p.m.; free; 462-7803. CLARELYNN ROSE - Celtic New Age fmgerstyle guitar; The Coffee Critic, 476 N. State St., Ukiah; 1 to 3 p.m.; no cover; 462-1840 ext. 128. GUITAR RECITAL - Lake and Mendocino county piano and guitar students of Thomas R. Ganoung perform; New Life Community Church, 750 Yosemite Dr.; 2 p.m.. 55 STRINGS - Robert Belson on the harp, Marion Crombie, viola, and Marcia Sloane, the cello; Mendocino Presbyterian Church in Preston Hall, Mendocino; 3 p.m.; call for ticket information; 9620623. MEDITATION ON THE INNER LIGHT AND SOUND - Meditation instruction and weekly group practice; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Willits; free; call for directions; 459-4444. TUESDAY INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES - "In America"; Ukiah Theatres 6, 612 S. State St.; 7:30 p.m.; $7; 4626788. WEDNESDAY INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES - "In America"; Ukiah Theatres 6, 612 S. State St.; 7:30 p.m.; $7; 4626788. JIM TUHTAN - Solo guitar tips; Ukiah Brewing Co. & Restaurant; 102 S. State St, Ukiah; 5 p.m.; free; 4685898 ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION AT THE SPORTS ATTIC - Serving corned beef and cabbage all day as well as traditional green draft beer, and if people wear green Sports Attic T-shirts or sweat shirt, they can get 99 cent domestic draft beer. Every Wednesday night the Attic shows a sport-based feature film on the 100- inch projection screen upstairs; 108 W. Standley St., Ukiah; 7 p.m. People make UHS dinner successful, grad updates Ren Den Fun ... The 13th Ukiahi Renaissance Dinner was a smashing success, a sellout with 260 tickets sold. According to Ruth Hensell, who performed yeoman's work helping put the event together, then playing keyboard throughout the evening, "it was a was a fun crowd and everyone was absolutely generous. Principal Phil Gary always makes the wassail, but additionally, this year he and Francine Selim helped in the kitchen. Marty Lombardi, Jeremy Mann and Dennis Huey did the cooking. I play whenever nothing is happening. Rick Allan is the motivating force behind this fund raiser for the Performing Arts department of the high school." Well done ALL!!! The Red Hat Society Ukiah Grand Dames had 12 fun-loving women attending, dressed to the nines. They put together a huge basket for the silent auction, worth about $200, and at last count by one of the ladies, it was getting close to the $100 mark. The women were no slouches in the paying to challenge their servers and others to do their bidding for a fee. One paid her server $20 to get a quartet together and serenade the table with a song. Much to the chagrin of the group's Queen, one table paid to send her to the kissing booth with the emcee for the evening (the visit was VERY brief). The queen frantically dumped her purse, emptying it trying to find enough money to pay to NOT go in the kissing booth, but alas, it was not to be so. If you haven't attended one of these gatherings, be on the lookout for it next year. The high school performers were super. Another grad does well ... Claire Allan (Rick and Kathy Allan's daughter) was a star point guard (play maker) on the Ukiah High girls' basketball team several years ago. She is now a senior at Trinity University in Texas. The school recently honored the seniors, recognizing their parents as well. Rick and Kathy were there, but ALSO Ukiahi Principal Phil Gary, Vice Principal Jim Hatfield, and his wife, Mary, were there to surprise and honor Claire. She has been playing all winter, and she still is an honor student (on the Dean's List), as she was at Ukiah High. Claire took her team to the national championship last year. Hammer and saw ... Ron Hensell, retired business teacher from Mendocino College, is off volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. He will be gone for six weeks, supervising college kids (Collegiate Challenge), where college students use their week of spring break to build houses for low-income folks - and he's their boss. Sort of a self-taught handyman, when he started teaching .at the college 20 years ago, he worked for a friend in the summers and learned his basics there (Ron loves carpentry). He was on the crew that built the family house in Shelter Cove. Tie a yellow ribbon ... Patrick Keplinger, a Ukiahi grad, is serving our country in Iraq. Here is a recent communique from him: "I am a 1st Lt (First Lieutenant) in the Marine Corps. I am not a soldier ... soldiers are men Looking about By Carole Hester and women in the Army. Part joke, but Marines don't like to be called 'soldiers'. Just for your knowledge if you are ever watching the news and they say that a soldier was killed or wounded, it was Army, 99 percent of the time. If it was a Marine, they call us 'Marines,' Just an insight. "No, I am not a pilot, I got airsick so I had to get another job. I am now a Communications Officer. I am with 9th Communication Battalion, I MEF (spelled out it is First Marine Expeditionary Force). My job while out here is Headquarters Camp Commandant and CommO (Communications Officer). Basically, I will be in charge of the running of the camp, its setup, safety and security concerns, logistical layout, and other facilities maintenance (bathroom facilities) as well as being the liaison with the local contractors and workers. I have already had contact with some locals and am trying to learn a little Arabic. They have taught me a few phrases and their alphabet. "So far, being in Iraq has been an eye-opening experience. I have come to appreciate many of the things that I had taken for granted. For example, the ability to go to work and not get shot at or attacked; being able to pick up a phone or cell phone and contact anyone that I want, no matter what time it is; changing my daughter's stinky diapers; watching the Disney Channel with her; and kissing my wife and daughter good night; [and] to walk down the street without having to always look over your shoulder or crouching down when you hear a loud noise. These are things that I now have been accustomed to. I am not saying that these things are bad ... that just makes me thankful. "A little story .... I had just gotten off the phone with my wife, Kristen, and was getting ready to make the long walk back to where I sleep. I saw a buddy in the call center. We sat down and began to chat. A few minutes later I heard a whistle sound and an explosion ... followed by many more. It felt like the worst earthquake I had ever been in. We jumped onto the ground to take cover. When the explosions went off, the percussion shook the building and the windows ... it felt like it was outside the door. We ran outside and the sirens started to go off. There was a^.bit-.of-panic-around"waiting for the next one to fall from the sky. We went into the next building for better safety. We heard more explosions - this time it was the counter battery returning fire on whomever fired at us. That lasted for what seems an hour, but in reality probably only minutes. It's funny how time can stand still. "I awoke the next morning patted See LOOKING, Page 5 Rene and Erica Campos Avon-Campos Erica Avon and Rene Campos, of Redwood City, exchanged vows on Feb. 14. 2004, in Saint Ignatius Catholic Church on the University of San Francisco campus. The bride is the (laughter of Ellen and Phil Ryan, of Novato. She graduated from San Rafael High School, Marin County, and U. C. Santa Barbara and is currently employed as project manager for Charles Schwab. Inc., in San Francisco. The groom is the son of Arturo and Asenet Campos, of Ukiah. He graduated from Ukiah High School and University of San Francisco, and is currently employed as regional manager for Southwest Airlines. Justin McCuin and Shelly Dunn Dunn-McCuin Shelly E. Dunn and Justin M. McCuin, of Ukiah, announce their engagement to marry June 4, 2004 in Ukiah. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dunn, of Ukiah. She graduated from Ukiah High School in 1998 and is a graduate of Chico State College with a degree in political science. The future groom is the son of Linda McCuin and Kriss Talbott, of Exeter, and Jesse McCuin, of Lindsay. He graduated from Redwood High School in 1998 and is also a graduate of Chico State College with a degree in political science. TYBREFS Audubon group to do Saturday field trip The local Peregrine Audubon Society is organizing two events a field trip to the Mendocino South Coast and a slideshow in Ukiah about the "Birds of Peru." The bird-watching field trip to Point Arena, Manchester State Park, and the Garcia River is scheduled for Saturday. Inexperienced birders are welcome. Bring binoculars (loaners may be available), rain gear, water, lunch, and favorite bird ID books. Meet at Long's parking lot (Perkins and Orchard) at 7:20 a.m. Please arrive with a car fueled up but also have gear packed and ready to carpool. Leave time is 7:30 sharp. Coast folks may meet the group at Arena Cove between 9 and 9:15 a.m. For more information, call 467-1341 The "Birds of Peru" by Matthew Matthiesen slideshow event is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 270 N. Pine St. in Ukiah. Expect to see many extraordinary photos of birds and scenery, including pictures of Macchu Picchu. The slideshow will be preceded by a potluck dinner. Bring a tasty dish and your own plates and silverware. Park in the back of the church, on Bush Street, and follow signs to Room 4, upstairs. * HazMobile coming Saturday to Ukiah The HazMobile household hazardous waste site is open in Ukiah the second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., including this Saturday to allow the public to dispose of dangerous chemicals that can't go in the trash. A new feature at the HazMobile is cell phone recycling. Old cell phones are accepted free. The collection site is at 298 Plant Road located behind the County Animal Shelter. The site is also open every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The HazMobile is free to households but there is a limit of 15 gallons per vehicle per day (or 60 feet of fluorescent tubes). The 15 gallons is measured by the capacity of the containers of hazardous materials. If individuals wish to dispose of more than 15 gallons, they must make a special appointment and a fee will be charged. Toxic items like paint, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, solvents, acids, bases, toxic cleaners, mercury, household batteries and fluorescent light tubes are accepted by the HazMobile. Explosives and road flares are excluded. Motor oil, vehicle batteries, computer monitors and televisions can be recycled at the Ukiah Transfer Station, 3151 Taylor Dr., open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the Recycling Hotline at 468-9704, or log on the Internet at www.mencloRecycle.org. 'Oaks Among Us' walk set for Saturday A second "Oaks Among Us" walk is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday. Meet at the oaks at the Post Office. Oak identification guide and oak care brochure will be provided for participants. Rain would cancel the event. Ukiah Rotary Clubs to combine for dinner The annual International Dinner of the combined Ukiah and South Ukiah Rotary Clubs will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Social Hall of St. Mary's Church, Freitas and Pine streets. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 per person. In keeping with the international theme, this year's dinner will feature an Indian buffet dinner catered by the Taj Mahal restaurant, as well as entertainment and cultural features from Brazil, Mexico, Vietnam, Guatemala and Ghana. Exchange students attending Ukiah High School this year will be the guests of honor, and will be featured in vignettes of their respective countries. A highlight of the evening will be both silent and verbal auctions, in which valuable trips, goods and services, art items and household treasures will be ottered. All proceeds from the dinner will go towards this and other international projects of the South Ukiah and Ukiah Rotary Clubs. Tickets are available from any member of the Rotary clubs. See BRIMS, Page 5

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