February 2014

Ongoing Events

Tuesday Volleyball. Join Yahi Group members and friends for friendly, co-ed volleyball every Tuesday night at 7 PM at the Chapman Center (corner of East 16th Street and B Street in Chico). Cost: $3 per night. We are happy to help those with limited volleyball experience. For more information, call Karen, 899-8305 or Betty, 345-7205.

Volunteer Trail Work in Bidwell Park. Volunteers are needed to work on trails or remove invasive plants. Various projects are scheduled almost every week. For more information, call park volunteer coordinator Lise at 896-7831. Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

Yahi Group Cross Country Ski List. Chico has an active cross-country ski group offering group ski outings and lessons. A website dedicated to cross-country skiing is maintained by the group at sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/chicoxcski/. Local Sierra Club cross-country ski outings are posted on the Calendar there and changes are updated weekly. Additional ski outings may be posted there as are the latest updates on local snow and road conditions. The trail maps of both the McGowan and Colby Meadows XC Ski Areas, information on local ski and rental shops, links to webcams, weather sites and other useful xc ski related information are available in the “Files” and “Links” sections. Website moderator is Ken Atterbury, (530) 693-2134.

Saturday, February 8 - Cross-Country Ski. Meet at Chico Park and Ride, 8:00 AM. We will go where the snow is good. Leader: Sharon, 899-7105

Saturday, February 8 - Dinner at Cocodine’s. Let us share a great meal of Thai food. Meet at 6:30 PM. Call the event leader to RSVP: Alan, 891-8789, ajmendoza777@comcast.net, by Friday morning so I can let the restaurant know how many will be in our party.

Sunday, February 9 - Wild Winter Workout. An 8-mile power hike in Upper Bidwell Park. Meet at Horseshoe Lake parking lot (after the rifle range building) at 8 AM with water and stamina for a fast-paced hike taking in the North Rim, B and Yahi trails for great views, conversation and exercise. Contact leader, Jeanne, 321-7279, for more information.

Thursday, February 13 - Sierra Club Newsletter Mailing Prep. Join us to help prepare the Yahi newsletter for mailing. It only takes about two hours, and we always have a lot of fun! Volunteers are always needed: newcomers and old members are both welcome. Contact Laurel Heath, 343-3290, laur3290@gmail.com, for directions and more info.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - Yahi Program Meeting. Chris Nelson will update us on the current practice of clearcutting of our forests and what individuals can do to help stop the practice in California. Trish Puterbaugh, Yahi Group’s action contact for forest issues, will also be available at the meeting with comments and background information. The meeting will be held at the Chico Branch Library on the corner of East First Avenue and Sherman at 7 PM with refreshments served. Non Sierra Club members are always welcome.

Saturday, February 22 - Day hike & buffet lunch. Meet at Five Mile parking lot (off Centennial) at 9 AM for a 2-1/2 hour flat hike in Upper Bidwell Park followed by a buffet lunch at Priya Restuarant (Indian cuisine) on the Esplanade. Bring water. Contact leader, Jeanne, 321-7279, for more information.