Chamber Weekly Update May 8 - May 14

Written by Kelly Ackley, Executive Director

May 5, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Mark your calendar for this month’s Chamber Mixer! Hosted by Diamond Mountain Casino & Hotel, we expect an evening of fun. With live entertainment by Tim Knecht, food, drinks, and raffle! We hope to see you all there, Thursday, May 19th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

The time has come for this year’s Margarita Fest! Hosted by Soroptimist of Susanville, Margarita Fest will be held Friday, May 13th from 6pm – 9pm, Jensen Hall at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Enjoy 10 margarita flavors, a nacho bar and salsa contest sponsored by Sierra Dessert Properties. Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased at Axia Home Loans or Haven Salon.

The annual Grizzliette show is on Friday, May 13th at 7pm in the LHS Big Gym. The drill team will be showcasing their routines from this year, including a special performance from their alumni. Local teams and groups from LHS Cheer, Diamond View, Richmond, J&J Performing Arts, and Dance Elevation will also be featured.

Join Bensons Humble Homestead for their Grand Opening! Saturday, May 14th from 10am to 4pm at 712-960 Sunnyside Road in Janesville. Join the fun with a grand opening BBQ and lots of can goods and crafts. Bensons Humble Homestead is an educational homestead with a mission to expose everyone to agriculture in hopes they find the agriculture niche they’re looking for. Find them on Facebook, Benson.Humble.Homestead.

Pine needle collection day in the Lake Forest community is scheduled for Saturday, May 14th, from 8am to 2pm, at the lot across from the Firehall on Janet Way. There will be four dumpsters this year. This is a great opportunity to get your property and the community fire safe; No trash, please. For more information, please call (530) 257-9593.

Lassen Humane Society is holding their 15th Annual Yard Sale! They need your donations starting May 9th thru May 16th from 9am – 3pm they will be accepting new or gently used items. This year’s Yard Sale will be held Friday, May 20th, Saturday, May 21st, and Sunday May 22nd. For more information, please contact and leave a message at (530)251-7247.

The annual Lassen Sportsmans Club Junior Fishing Derby along Paiute Creek and Susan River is scheduled to be held May 21st. The busy morning starts at 5am with free registration and check in at Memorial Park, registration and check-in end at 9am. Derby prizes will be awarded after 3pm, close of the event, and winners do not need to be present to win. However, kids shooting for the ‘largest fish’ prizes should be off the river by 2:45pm and must be in line for weigh-in by 3pm to qualify. Door prizes will be drawn at the same time and for these winners must be present. Kids ages 2 to 15 are invited to come enjoy a beautiful morning of fishing but don’t forget to dress warm as mornings along the river are still chilly!

The Susanville Symphony Society brings to you, ‘A Classical Pops Concert’ Saturday, May 21st at 7pm, located at the Susanville Assembly of God, 473-465 Richmond Rd. Tickets are available at Axia Home Loans and Margie’s Book Nook. For more information, contact (530) 310-8111 or visit

The Lassen Fair is excited to announce their Junior Fairboard will be hosting ‘Footloose at the Fairgrounds!’ Saturday, May 21st. There will be local vendors selling popcorn, candy, Mini Benniz, specialty coffee and drinks. Gates open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm, the cost is $10 per car.

Mark your calendar for Gala Night for CASA Appreciation, this will be a fundraiser and silent auction event benefiting The Children of Lassen County in the CASA Program. Saturday, May 28th doors open at 5:30pm, dinner is served at 7pm, at Sentimental Journey Ranch In Janesville. $40 per plate for ages 21+ Tickets are available at Margie’s Book Nook, Zaengles Floor & Home and Lassen Family Services. For more information, contact CASA at (530)250-3927.

Susanville Area Bicycle Association is hosting Ridin’ High at the Ranch. This will be held at Susanville Ranch Park on Saturday, May 28th. This will be Race # 2 of the event to be held in Susanville. Race # 1 in Nevada City and Race # 3 in Grass Valley. Register at

Don’t forget to email with any upcoming event or swing by the Chamber Office at 1516 Main St. with any event posters!