05 Dec 18
Arcata: The Humboldt Folk Dancers invite the public to a live music “World Dance Party” Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St. The event features easy dances and an evening of world music with international bands. All ages and dance levels are welcome. For more information, call 707-496-6734 or go to humboldtfolkdancers.org.
Fortuna: A “Christmas Bazaar” is being hosted by the VFW Post 2207 Auxiliary Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fortuna Veterans Memorial Building on Main Street. Lunch will be available. For more information, call Barbara Remington at 707-725-4699 or 707-682-6008 or Lois Trumbull at 707-682-6008.
Trinidad: Volunteers are being sought to help California State Parks restore the Sitka spruce forest and meadows at Patrick’s Point State Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be removing invasive, non-native plants from the surrounding Sitka spruce forest. All ages are welcome. Work locations are less than a half-mile hike from the trailhead. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes for walking off trail. Gloves, safety glasses and tools will be available for volunteers to use. Volunteers will receive a free one-day use pass to Patrick’s Point State Park. For more information, contact Katrina Henderson or Michelle Forys at 707-677-3109 or email Katrina.Henderson@parks.ca.gov or Michelle.Forys@parks.ca.gov.
Eureka: The Korean War Veterans Association will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at Pine Hill Baptist Church, 4675 Union St. There will be a program. Veterans from all military branches who served during the Korean War era, or in Korea from July 1953 to the present, and their spouses, are welcome to attend. For more information, call 707-443-3441.
Eureka: The Hikshari’ Volunteer Trail Stewards will lay down wood chips to protect the recently planted native grasses Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteers are invited to come help with various light-duty tasks. Everyone will meet at the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary parking lot at the south end of Hilfiker Lane and A Street in Eureka at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Some gloves will be available, or bring your own. Also, bring your own water. New and returning volunteers are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Wanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or Keith at email@example.com.
Arcata: The Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a free public field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday. Bring binoculars for birding and meet leader Jude Power in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. The trip ends around 11 a.m.
Eureka: The North Group Sierra Club invites the public to a medium-difficulty, 8-mile hike in Humboldt Redwoods State Park’s Dyerville and Bull Creek Flats on Saturday. Carpools will meet at 8 a.m. at the Herrick Avenue Park and Ride lot on U.S. Highway 101 South. Everyone will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Save the Redwoods League and Humboldt Redwoods State Park as they hike Dyerville and Bull Creek Flats and see the historic Women’s Federation Grove up close. Bring lunch, water and good hiking footwear. No dogs allowed. Contact Ned for more information at 707-825-3652 (message phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Heavy rain may cancel the trip.
Willow Creek: Join members of the Redwood Region Audubon Society Saturday for an inland birding adventure in Willow Creek. Those attending will meet at Studio 299 (75 The Terrace) at 9 a.m. Participants will depart promptly at 9:30 a.m. for their destination; carpooling will be available. Walks generally run two to three hours. All ages, abilities and interest levels are welcome. For more information, contact Birgitte Elbek at 707-267-4140 or email@example.com.
Eureka: Accompany members of the Redwood Region Audubon Society on Saturday on a “Twilight Walk” along the new Waterfront Trail to observe evening fall on the bay. Attendees will meet at 4 p.m. on Second Street next to Target. Call Alexa DeJoannis at 707-826-7031 for more information.
Trinidad: Friends of the Trinidad Library will host the “Trinidad Indie Craft Show” Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Trinidad Town Hall. This a fundraising event for the Trinidad Library Friends’ group, with the $2 entrance fee going to support free library programming, materials and events. There will be 27 local artist booths with goods such as glass-blown goblets, sea salt seasonings, jewelry and more. Frankie’s Bagels will be selling food inside the venue, as well as libations served by KMUD. The Trinidad Town Hall is located at 409 Trinity St. For more information, call the Trinidad Library at 707-677-0227.
Loleta: Join members of the Redwood Region Audubon Society Sunday at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This is a two- to three-hour trip for people wanting to learn the birds of the Humboldt Bay area. the walk will take a leisurely pace with an emphasis on enjoying the birds. Beginners are welcome. Everyone will meet at the Refuge Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Call Jude Power at 707-822-3613 for more information.
Arcata: The city of Arcata Recreation Division will present the Arcata Play Center’s fundraising “Holiday Pop-Up Shop” taking place from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. While parents/adults shop, kids can enjoy Arcata Play Center activities. Participating vendors include Usborne Books, Juliana Dean Photography, Shanny Moon, Smiling Spirits, Otto and Olive and many other local crafters. There will be a special Community Holiday Play Date with the Tea Fairy/Gnome and Mad Moggy and a presentation of stories and songs of the season starting at 11:30 a.m. The Arcata Play Center takes place at the D Street Neighborhood Center, 1301 D St. For more information, call 707-822-7091 or visit cityofarcata.org.
Can you help?
Manila: Start making room for more adventure this holiday season and support free coastal education by donating or consigning your lightly used gear to the 2019 Friends of the Dunes Gear Sale. The event will take place April 13, 2019, but donations and consignments are now being accepted at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane. This annual fundraiser supports the continuation of free education programs provided by Friends of the Dunes and provides discounted quality gear to the community. Outdoor gear can include camping and backpacking equipment, fishing gear, kayaks and canoes, gardening tools, surfboards, bikes, field guides, binoculars, hiking boots, pet gear, and more. Skis, snowboards, golf clubs, knives, and other weapons cannot be accepted. Donations and consignments may be dropped off at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center during open hours, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 707-444-1397 or visit friendsofthedunes.org/get-outside-gear-sale for more information about donating or consigning your gently used gear.
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