|We’re in the dog days of summer now, and the sun finally made an appearance last week. That was enough motivation for this sunflower to pop open, but you can still see the mold growing on it’s leaves! Ah… Coastal Humboldt… There’s still plenty of events happening, both weekly and ongoing. Scroll on for the details!|
|FRIDAY JULY 23rd|
FORTUNA REDWOOD AUTOXPO
July 23rd-25th – Huge car show, show and shine, burn out, artisans faire, tractor pull, movie nights and more.
FUNDRAISER BBQ AND TRIVIA NIGHT
Join the Mattole Restoration Council for trivia, gourmet burger dinners, beverages and live music. 243 Chambers Road, Petrolia.
SATURDAY JULY 24th
AUDUBON GUIDED BIRDWATCHING TOUR
8:30-11A – Join Redwood Region Audubon Society and leader Larry Karsteadt at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake). Bring binoculars. Reservations required . Email walk date, name and email for each [email protected]
CRAFT FOR THE COAST: TRASH ART CONTEST
10A-1P – We invite the community to join us at the Arcata Farmer’s Market to view the Craft for the Coast trash artwork! If you want to show your support for the art you can visit www.yournec.org/craft4coast and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.
NATIVE PLANTS AND THE CLARK MUSEUM
1-2P – Board member/long-time volunteer Dina Fernandez and Nealis Hall curator Em Watkins discuss the native plant garden and some plants’ uses in some of the items in Nealis Hall $10-$20 sliding scale.
ARCATA MARSH TOUR
2P – Friends of the Arcata Marsh present a 90-minute walk focusing on the birds, plants and ecology of the marsh with leader Sharon Levy.
BIG PICTURE MOVIES PRESENTS: THE MAJESTIC
Gates open at 7:45P, showtime 9P – BPM is proud to present the final film in our “shot in Humboldt” series, Jim Carrey’s 2001 romantic drama The Majestic! Enjoy the sights of classic Ferndale, College Cove beach, Fort Bragg’s Skunk Train and more! Concessions & restrooms will be available. Tickets are $17 for parking, plus $5 per adult or $3 per child.
SHELTER COVE ARTISTS RECEPTION
4-7P – Fine art by local artists. Refreshments, Inn at the Lost Coast.
EUREKA CHINATOWN WALKING TOUR
4-5:30P – A .8-mile flat walk to historic sites along city streets with no seating. Wear layers. Tickets online. $10-$20 sliding scaleKIWANIS CLUB AUTOXPO PANCAKE BREAKFAST7-11A – Pancakes, syrup, sausage, hot coffee, cold milk, orange juice and lots of butter. Proceeds support local scholarships and youth activities. At Rohner Park.
SUNDAY JULY 25TH… AND BEYOND
TIDEPOOLING FOR ALL ABILITIES
7-9A – Led by intertidal naturalist Carol Vander Meer with help from TCLT Ambassadors. A beach/all-terrain wheelchair is available. RSVP required. Call or email name and contact information.
BRUNCH (TO-GO) IN BAYSIDE
10A-12P – Made-from-scratch New York-style bagels (sesame or rosemary-thyme), organic cream cheese and house-cured lox made from local, wild-caught King salmon. Vegan and gluten-free options. It’s Alive kombucha and Berry & Greens smoothies available. Benefits Bayside Community Hall. $25 bagel platter for two, $15 half dozen bagels
ADOPT-A-PARK COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
12P-6P – Comunidad Unida del Norte de Arcata’s event will feature local businesses and vendors, including Taqueria La Barca’s food truck, live cumbia music and a live salsa music performance by Tropiqueño. Walking to the event is encouraged, as parking is limited. At Carlson Park, Arcata.HUMBOLDT BAY BICYCLE COMMUTERS ASSOCIATIONMonday, July 26th, 6P – The next dinner meeting (dinner optional) will be at Chapala’s Cafe, 2nd and C Streets in Eureka. Attendees set the agenda and need to be fully vaccinated.Call Rick Knapp at 707-445-1097 for further information.AN EVENING WITH STEVE POLTZMonday, July 26th, 7-10P – The folk musician returns to Trinidad for an evening of live music, stories and jokes. At Trinidad Town Hall.
ARCATA CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM
Wednesday, July 28th, 6P – Arcata residents and community members get to know the candidates and provide input. Held in-person and via Zoom. At Arcata City Hall.
ARCATA THEATER LOUNGE
Whomp Takeover, Friday, July 23rd, 9P
Aerial and Fire, Saturday, July 24th, 9P
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1998, Sunday, July 25th, 5P $8
BEAR RIVER CASINO
Stone Hearts, Saturday, July 24th, 9P
Open Mic, Thursdays, 5-8P
BLUE LAKE CASINO
Latin Nights With DJ Pachanguero, Friday, July 23rd, 9P
The Undercovers, Saturday, July 24th, 9P
Davey & The Midnights, Monday, July 26th, 9P
FIELDBROOK MARKET AND EATERY
Live Music, Fridays, 6-8:30P
GYPPO ALE MILL
Garberville Town Band, Friday, July 23rd, 5-8P
The California Poppies, Friday, July 23rd, 9P
Soul Party, Saturday, July 24th, 9P
MAD RIVER BREWERY
Compost Mountain Boys – Saturday July 24th, 6P
Johnny Young Band, Thursday July 25th 6-8P
RICHARD’S GOAT TAVERN
Kiry Shabazz with Trevor Lockwood, Evan Vest and Nando Molina – Comedy, Saturday, July 24th, 9P
Goat Karaoke, Sundays, 9P
LITTLE RED LION COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Karaoke with Popeye, Saturdays, 8P
SAVAGE HENRY COMEDY CLUB
Pundemic Test Screening, Saturday, July 24th 11:55P
Bad Girls of Comedy, Friday and Saturday July 23rd & 24th 9P
Open Mic, Sundays,
Open Mic, Wednesdays 9-11:45
Just Joshin’, Thursday, July 29th, 9P
SIREN’S SONG TAVERN
Open Mic, Thursdays, 7P
FHOG, Not Ewe, Friday, July 23rd, 8:30P
Cookers and Former Chimps, Saturday, July 24th, 9P
STONE JUNCTION BAR
Mondo Chaga and Return to Nagoya, Friday, July 23rd, 9:30P
Ghost Train, Friday, July 23rd, 10P
Paula Jones Band, Saturday, July 24th, 9P
Michael Dayvid, Sunday, July 25th, 4-6:30P
Friday night – Opera Alley Cats, Jazz 7-10P Ongoing
Saturdays, 7-10, Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band
COMPLEAT WRKS OF WLLM SHKSPR (ABRIDGED) (REVISED)
July 23rd & 24th, 8P, July 25, 2P/July 30th, 8P, July 31st, 2P, August 1st, 8P – A 90-minute madcap romp of every Shakespeare play. North Coast Rep Theater
OUTDOOR MOVIES AT REDWOOD ACRES
July 24 & 30, August 7 & 20, September 10 & 17 – In the big lot on the North side of Harris Street. Movies start at sundown with audio on FM radio. Tickets Online.
SAMBA DE ALEGRIA PARADE DANCE CLASS
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30, July 15th-September 16th – At Redwood Raks, Samba da Alegría invites all of our community dancers to join us for our 2021 North Country Fair Samba parade! No experience is needed to participate!
Wednesdays, 8P, Brass Rail Bar and Grill
HUMBOLDT YACHT CLUB FOG RACE
Every Wednesday, 6-7P, Casual Sailboat race open to the public, free.
ACTIVATE NEC: COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP
3rd Wednesday of every month, 12:30-1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18 Learn about a local issue of concern and then take action by calling your representative, writing a letter, sending an email, posting on social media, signing petitions
DISPERSED SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
The 26th annual Sand Sculpture Festival is physically distance and running during the entire month of July! Teams are invited to create sandy masterpieces on local beaches, post creations on social media, send photos of their sand sculptures to Friends of the Dunes, vote for favorites and be entered to win prizes.
TRINIDAD ART MARKET
10A-3P through September 19th. Local artisans present their arts and crafts. Enjoy live music each week and barbecue. Next to Murphy’s Market.
SUNDAY ART MARKET
Sundays, July 11th – September 12th 11A-4P – On the 8th street side of the plaza. Each Market will have special surprises and features.
HUMBOLDT CRABS BASEBALL
Games are happening most days of the week through August 8th. Follow the link for the full schedule, including special events and ticket information.
|NORTH COAST GROWER’S ASSOCIATION FARMER’S MARKETS|
Arcata Plaza Farmer’s Market Main Season – Saturdays 9am-2pm, April 3-November 20. Check out their Harvest Box program for CSA-style food boxes.
Fortuna – Tuesdays 3-6, through October 26
Henderson Center – Thursdays 10A-1P through October 28th on F Street
Garberville – Fridays 11A-3P through November 29th at the town square
Miranda – Mondays 2-6P through October 25th
Old Town – Tuesdays, 10A-1P through October 26th
Shelter Cove – Tuesdays, 11A-3P through October 26th
Willow Creek – Thursdays, 4-7 through August 26th at Veteran’s Park
REDWOOD ACRES STOCK CAR RACES
Saturdays, July 31st, Aug. 14th & 28th, Sept. 11th & Friday and Saturday Sept. 24th & 25th. Tickets $10 Visit the website for full details.
DRIVE-THROUGH DINNER – MATEEL COMMUNITY CENTER
Each Friday 2-8P the Mateel hosts a different guest chef. Support this community center by buying a meal, or volunteering to help with food prep. Consider being a guest chef…?
HCBMAA READING AND BOOK DISCUSSION
Saturdays, 12-1P through October 30th – Presented by the HC Black Music and Arts Association every Saturday during farmers market. For youth and families.
|RESTORATIVE HEALTH CLASS|
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:30A and 1:30-2:30P – This free online class through SoHum Health includes breath work, relaxation, yoga and non-yoga movements. HUMBOLDT FLEA MARKET
The First Sunday of every month, 9A-4P – NEW LOCATION, Arcata Community Center. $2, under 13 free. 707-822-7091
ABBEY OF THE REDWOODS FLEA MARKET
The first Saturday of the month, 8A-4P – Local arts, products and goods. Free entry at 450 Hiller Road, Mckineyville.
FREE PRODUCE PANTRY
On Tuesdays- Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12. Garberville Presbyterian Church- 10:30A-12P Redway Baptist Church – 12:30-1:30
On Wednesdays – July 28, Aug. 25,Sept. 22, Bayshore Mall -11:30-12:30 a.m.
On Thursdays – July 29, Aug. 26, Sept 23, Oct. 28Bayshore Mall – 11A-1P
POTAWAT COMMUNITY FOOD GARDEN FARMER’S MARKET
Tuesdays and Fridays, 12-2 through October 26th
FOOD NOT BOMBS
Sundays, 4P – Free, hot food for everyone. Mostly vegan and organic and always delicious.
KMUD FLEA MARKET
Sundays, 9A -2P @ 1144 Redway Drive – Volunteer-driven street market space for people to sell or barter previously owned merchandise
|JUST FOR KIDS|
DREAMQUEST SWIM LESSONS
July 27-29 and Sept. 3-Aug. 5 All classes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Sign up for one, two or three. For pricing, age groups and sign up details visit www.dqwc.org or call (530) 629-3564
Ongoing program for youth ages 12 to 26 offering the tools to help them express themselves creatively in visual art, audio and video production. Meets via Zoom by appointment. Email in link, call 442-8413 or contact them on social media.
FREE MEALS FOR SUMMER
Breakfast and lunch served in one to-go bag. For children 18 and under. The main serving site is Arcata Elementary augmented by the following mobile sites: 2575 Alliance Road (10:40-11 a.m.), Manila Park (11:15-11:25 a.m.) and Sunny Brae Middle School (11:40-11:50 a.m.).
STUDENT BIRD ART WINNERS
Saturday and Sunday 9A-5P through August 29th -Copies of winning artwork from 2020 and 2021 annual Student Bird Art contests on display at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center.
REDWOOD EDVENTURE QUESTS
A local program where families get outdoors together to complete outdoor quests. Kids get badges for completed quests. It’ll get you all over Humboldt County and might encourage a reluctant adventurer!
FORTUNA LIBRARY RECORDED READINGS
Online picture books read aloud and posted frequently on their Facebook Page.
SCHOOL-AGE STORY TIME
Ongoing Fridays at 11A – Offered through Arcata library. Email the link to sign up.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11A – Hosted by the Arcata Branch Library via Zoom. To sign up, email [email protected] or call 822-5954
HCBMAA SUMMER YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CAMP
Week 1: July 27-30. Ages 5-12 and 13-18. Half days available for ages 5-12. Week 2: August 3-7. Ages 5-12. Half day available for ages 5-12. Students engage in cultural activities, including food, somatic movement and artistic work. Week 2: August 3-6. The Rites of Passage is open to ages 13-18. This includes sacred healing work and Black on the Beach Friday. At Soot Sprite Farms in Mckinleyville.
SIX RIVERS MONTESSORI SUMMER PROGRAM
An educational, fun summer program for children ages 3-7. Theme classes include Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Bugs, Seven Continents and more. Classes are offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon for the month of July. 707-444-8100
SUMMER CHEER CAMP
July 19th-23rd, 12:30-5:30P, Cheer, Tumbling, Dance, Crafts and More, at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio 707-616-6876 Scholarships available.
FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS
July 19th-23rd, 9A-1P – Companion Animal Foundation’s youth humane education program offers interactive activities including dog training, nutrition, animal care, local experts, veterinary activities and more. Program is July 19-23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Possible second program if wait list. The week ends with an adoption event at CAF’s Community Adoption Center. This program is only for youth 11-15 with a strong passion for animals. Registration online.
Two one-week Dance Camps this summer from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12-16 and/or Aug. 9-13. Ages 4-14. No dance experience necessary. Students take ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theater and hip-hop classes, and do a daily craft project. Mini performance on the last day. 707-502-2188
PAGEANT AT THE PLAYHOUSE
Pageant is back! We are bringing our long-standing Pageant tradition to the Arcata Playhouse. Children 9-15 are invited to join us for two weeks of learning, playing, and creating. The classes aim to build physical theater skills and ensemble-building foundations. The students will cultivate their creativity and find ways to express themselves, as they learn to use their bodies in relationship with others and the space. The classes will be held outside, with the students and faculty wearing masks and respecting social distancing. Classes will be on stilt walking, movement, mask and puppet building, story-building, and processional music. 707-822-1575
Monday-Friday, 7:30A-5:30P through August 27th @ Rohner Park. Day Camp program runs every week of the summer for 7-12 year olds. Daily activities such as arts and crafts, hiking, bike days, group sports, cooking, roller skating, water days, field trips and more.725-7620
MISTWOOD MONTESSORI SUMMER PROGRAM
Mondays-Fridays, 9A-12P Continues through July 30 – An educational, fun summer program for children ages 3-7. Theme classes include Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Bugs, Seven Continents and more. Classes are offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon for the month of July.707-444-8100
MOONSTONE BEACH SURF CAMP
Water enthusiasts of all levels learn skills for all types of wave riding and surfing, junior lifeguard water safety, surf etiquette and beach and ocean awareness. Lead by former California State lifeguard and school teacher Jeffrey Steinkamp and other male and female instructors. Ages 8 and up. Three sessions: Aug. 2-6. Camps are M/W/F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.707-822-5099
Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 27 Day camp program offered all 10 weeks of summer break (June 21-Aug. 27), Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For 7-12 year olds. Daily activities such as arts and crafts, hiking, bike days, group sports, cooking, roller skating, water days, field trips and more.725-7620
PAL CAMP 2021
Pal Camp is for children ages 5-12 (K-seventh grades) with opportunities for teens to become junior counselors. In the beautiful Freshwater forest, our weekly-themed camp gives children the tools to explore, play, learn and grow. Scholarships are available as well as multi-week discounts. Nine week-long day camps featuring a new theme each week and hands-on exploration of the natural world. Themes include Earth and Space, Week 7 (July 26-30); Mad Scientist, Week 8 (August 2-6); Circus, Carnival, Week 9 (August 9-13). For registration, price and more, visit www.discovery-museum.org.
Monday, June 14th – August 6th, 8A-5P – Variety of activities including arts, crafts and sports. Free lunch provided by Eureka City Schools. Call for more information. 441-4244 $120-$130/week for resident/nonresident.
LODGE CAMP AND ADVENTURE CAMP
The City of Arcata Recreation Division offers Lodge/Adventure and Adventure/Lodge Camps for ages 9-12. Camps are offered daily as Full Day camps, M-F: Through August 20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers gain life-long skills while challenging their individual limits. Each week brings new activities and adventures. Campers may choose to start their day at Lodge Camp or Adventure Camp, then switch at 1 o’clock to the other camp. Either way, campers get a little bit of both camps each day in this full-day camp. Camp is held in the Redwood Lodge and Picnic Area in Redwood Park. Weekly Fee: $155, add $12 for non-resident. [email protected]. 822-7091.
T.E.A.M.CAMP & ART CAMP
AGES 5-8 The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers T.E.A.M./Art and Art/T.E.A.M. Camps (Teamwork, Exercise, Attitude, Mindfulness) for ages 5-8. Camps are offered daily as Full Day camps, M-F: Aug. 9-13, and Aug. 16-20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ample space provided by the gymnasium, gymnastics room, sports fields and playground community center complex. T.E.A.M. offers meaningful movement and team challenges to build confidence and connections. Art Camp helps campers discover their own creative styles using paints, 3D art and more. Campers can start their day at Art Camp or T.E.A.M. Camp, then switch at 1 p.m.822-7091
LOUNGE CAMP & FOREST CAMP
The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Lounge/Forest and Forest/Lounge Camps for ages 5-8 daily as full-day camps, M-F: Through Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers explore the Arcata Community Forest and discover the habitat for its life forms. Campers can start their day at Lounge Camp or Forest Camp, then switch at 1 p.m.707-822-7091
Environmental education-based, application-based summer camp for qualified families. Free lunch provided by Eureka City Schools. Call for more information.707-441-4244
The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Skate Camp for ages 6-12 daily as a half-day camp, M-F: Through Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Girls-only Shred Camp runs Aug. 9-13, M-F, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Instructed by skilled, local skateboarders, this program focuses on park safety, park etiquette, street and vert riding and style for youth of all skill levels.707-822-7091
The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Marsh Camp for ages 5-8 daily as a half-day camp, M-F: Through Aug. 20. Morning sessions run M-F, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and afternoon sessions run M-F, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers can attend the morning session or the afternoon session, but not both within the same week. Campers investigate nature through experiments, outdoor adventures, individual projects and hands-on learning.707-822-7091
NORTHCOAST DANCE SUMMER CAMPS
Through August 31st – Day camps for youth 3-14. Ballet, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary. Masks required.
REDWOOD RAKS SUMMER DANCE CAMP
August 2nd-13th, 9A-3P for kids 7-11.
NO LIMITS SUMMER DANCE CLASSES
Ages 3 and up. Six-week session. Jazz, tap, ballet and hip-hop. In Arcata 825-0922
BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE
Hosted by the Eureka Police Department. Donate on behalf of your favorite local public safety agency. Wednesday, July 21 is barbecue day. To donate blood, schedule an appointment online. Walk-ins welcome.707-443-8004 2524 Harrison Avenue, Eureka
DUNE RESTORATION WORK DAYS
Third Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Help remove invasive plant species to make room for native plant diversity. Tools and snacks provided. Please bring water, face masks and wear work clothes. Meet at the Ma-le’l South parking lot.
ARCATA MUTUAL AID
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, 12-5, Cooking and clean up volunteers needed. Email at [email protected] for more info.
FOOD FOR PEOPLE
Mondays, 2:30P – Ongoing, follow the email in the link to attend volunteer orientation.
POTAWOT COMMUNITY FOOD GARDEN
For information on volunteer opportunities in the Potawot Community Food Garden call (707) 825-5000
SEAGOAT FARM GARDEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
|Help with animal care, weeding, watering, planting and occasional harvest help on Saturday mornings. Volunteers get free produce. Stop by Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.530-205-5882|
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