It might still be Summer, but fire season has definitely arrived. With pandemic pressures mounting, some events are being cancelled/postponed, but Humboldt continues to offer a variety of activities for kids, outdoor happenings, and as always, abundant natural beauty to enjoy!
|Not to bring you down, but this beautiful section of the Trinity River, photographed just two weeks ago is now burning…|
|FRIDAY AUGUST 6th|
EUREKA FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET CANCELLED/POSTPONED
DEL NORTE COUNTY FAIR
Through August 8th, in Crescent City, follow the link for more details.
HUMBOLDT REDWOODS CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY
Through August 8th – follow the link for more details on how to participate and celebrate in multiple events throughout the weekend.
THE DAYS BETWEEN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday August 6th and Saturday August 7th – At Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, by Shooting Star Events, featuring two nights of Dark Star Orchestra, plus David Nelson Band, Stu Allen & Friends, Full Moon Alice, Whiskey Family Band, Grateful Bluegrass Boys and more.
|7:30-8:45P – Flow and restore series is a slow-moving Vinyasa series designed to connect you to your breath and help you feel at ease in your body. You will move mindfully through rejuvenating poses and gentle stretches to get your blood pumping, and create balance. At Om Shala Arcata|
Friday August 6th-Sunday August 8th – Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser with a cruise, soap box derby, kids’ night, penny scramble, vendors, fire truck rides, street dance, food, music festival, bocce tournament, softball tournament and a firefighter’s barbecue and auction.
SATURDAY AUGUST 7th
BUDDY BROWN BLUES FESTIVAL
EUREKA STREET ART FESTIVAL
Starting August 7th and running through the 14th – the 2021 festival will focus on bringing large scale way finding and welcome murals to walls throughout the 101 corridor and throughout Eureka. Follow the link for maps and more details.
AUDUBON SOCIETY ARCATA MARSH BIRD WALK
8:30-11A – A free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Meet leader Rob Fowler at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding. Let us know you plan to attend by text/messaging Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247, or email [email protected]with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant.
HUMBOLDT SKATE FEST
4-9P – A fundraiser to help build the Fortuna Skate Park. Best trick. Hippie jump. Beer garden. Live music, Newburg Park.
6-9P in Old Town, Eureka – Lots of art openings, follow the link for the full list.
LANPHERE DUNES GUIDED WALK
10A-1P – Join a naturalist for a guided tour. Call or email your name and phone number to reserve a spot. COVID-19 safety practices in place. RSVP required. 707-444-1397
ARCATA LANTERN FLOATING CEREMONY
Meet at 7/7:30P – A memorial for all those harmed by the WWII bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to bring awareness to dangers of nuclear proliferation and advocate for peace and environmental sustainability. Gather by Klopp Lake at the end of South I Street.RIVER SAFETY DAYFamily event featuring safety information, games, rock skipping contest, swim assessment, raft float and more, at Kimtu Beach, Willow Creek.
DONATED BOOK AND MEDIA SALE
12-3:30P – Sale of material for all ages and topics on the sidewalks and patio
HUMBOLDT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES
2:30-4P – Topic – WWI Vets, with Jim Garrison. Follow the link for the details to this online event.
SUNDAY AUGUST 8th… AND BEYOND
AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD TRIP
9-11A- Ralph Bucher leads a leisurely two- to three-hour trip to learn the birds of the Humboldt Bay area. Beginners welcome. Text with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant. 707-499-1247
LATE SUMMER BRUNCH
10A-2P – Pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, oatmeal, toast, mimosas, juice, coffee and tea. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Or get brunch to-go. Please note that the Hall can only accept cash at this time.
HUMBOLDT BAY MARATHON/HALF MARATHON
Late registration will be available at packet pickup on Saturday August 7th, 4:00 to 7:30 PM at the Gazebo in Old Town Eureka at the corner of 2nd and F Street.
ALL AGES SONG AND STORY CIRCLE
11A-12:30P at the Humboldt Unitarian Fellowship, or Online. Follow the link for full details. AYURVEDIC HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING
9A-5P – Learn to Make Your Own Ayurveda Herbal Medicines for healing common summer/pitta imbalances and staying calm, cool and connected all summer. Details in Link, event is online.
EXPLORING RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURES IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY
Monday, August 9th, 7P – How will we produce the local renewable energy we need to replace fossil fuels that are destroying our climate? Join Schatz Energy Center researcher Amin Younes as he shows us what Humboldt can produce, along with what the hurdles might be. Free, follow the link.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION 101
Tuesday, August 10th, Most of us learned our conflict resolution skills from the people that raised us, for better or for worse. This workshop series is an opportunity to build on and learn new skills to make conflict and communication positive and productive in all aspects of our lives. Appropriate for anyone interested in this topic!
ARCATA THEATER LOUNGE
Bump Foundation, Saturday, August 7th – CANCELLED/POSTPONED
Dark Side of OZ, Sunday August 8th – CANCELLED/POSTPONED
Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night, They Live (1988), Wednesday, August 11th 5P
BEAR RIVER CASINO
Michael Dayvid, Friday, August 6th, 9P
Almost Dangerous, Saturday, August 7th, 9P
Band O Loko, Tuesday, August 10th, 7P
Karaoke with Ryan Chapman, Thursdays in August, 8P
Open Mic, Thursdays, 5-8P
CHER-AE HEIGHTS CASINO
DJ Chill Will, Friday August 6th, 8P-12A
FIELDBROOK MARKET AND EATERY
Live Music, Fridays, 6-8:30P
Keznamdi, Prince Levy, Onewise, Tuesday, August 10th 9P
LITTLE RED LION COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Karaoke with Popeye, Saturdays, 8P
Fargo Brothers (Rhythm & Blues), Thursday August 12th 6-8P
MATEEL COMMUNITY CENTER
Reggae Legacy with Steel Pulse, Monday August 9th – CANCELLED/POSTPONED
MORRIS GRAVE MUSEUM OF ART
Latin Peppers, Saturday August 7th 6-9P CANCELLED/POSTPONED
OLD TOWN COFFEE AND CHOCOLATES
LodeStar, Saturday, August 7th, 6-9P
PAPA WHEELIES PUB
Irie Vibes DJ, Friday, August 6th, 6P-12A
RICHARD’S GOAT TAVERN
Goat Karaoke, Sundays, 9P Pablo Payaso, Icarus and the Suns, The Disco Consultant, Saturday, August 7th, 8P
SAVAGE HENRY COMEDY CLUB
Calista Labolle, Friday August 6th, 9P
Iris Benson and Shannon Murphy, Saturday, August 7th, 9P
Open Mic, Sundays, 9P
Open Mic, Wednesdays 9-11:45
Double Trouble August, Thursday, August 12th, 9P
SIREN’S SONG TAVERN
Open Mic, Thursdays, 7P
Corduroy Gangsters, Saturday, August 7th, 4-7P
Barn Fire, Saturday, August 7th, 9P
STONE JUNCTION BAR
Tropicali First Fridays With Winstrong, DJ Jacques (WBLK) & Cassidy Blaze – Friday, August 6th, 10P
Dirty Cello, Sunday, August 8th, 5-8P
Friday night – Opera Alley Cats, Jazz 7-10P
OngoingSaturdays, 7-10, Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band
ALL LEVELS DRUM CLASS WITH BOLOKADA CONDE
Sundays in August, 2-3:30P Classes are held at Mad River Pump Station #1, West End Road. All levels welcome! Enjoy some summer drumming by the river with a West African master!
OLD TOWN WALKING TOURS
Saturdays and Sundays at 1P, ongoing through August 29th. With tour leader Michelle Fell. Tours begin and end in front of the Clarke Museum. 707-443-1947
OUTDOOR MOVIES AT REDWOOD ACRES
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
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 through 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 26Henderson 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, 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…? This week, it’s Philly Cheese Steaks.
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 MARKETThe 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
UJIMA PARENT PEER SUPPORT
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30P – Online support group for BIPOC families.
|JUST FOR KIDS|
JUNIOR ANGLER FISHING DAY
10A-2P – At Freshwater Lagoon, Surf perch fishing on the beach for ages 16 and younger. Loaner fishing equipment for those that need it (available on a first-come-first-served basis). A Junior Angler program/booklet where kids can earn a Junior Angler fishing badge, free stickers and other giveaways. Limited to 40 junior anglers. Junior anglers need to be accompanied by an adult if attending the event. Sign up required by calling 707-465-7762
SUMMER LUNCH FOOD FRIDAYS
Continuing through August 20th, at DreamQuest – Families with children ages 0-18 can pick up a free box of groceries and produce. (530) 629-3564
DREAMQUEST SWIM LESSONS
August 3-September 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
SIX RIVERS MONTESSORI SUMMER CAMP
For ages 6-11. Half-day option if space available. 20 students per session. Morning session 8:30 a.m.-noon, afternoon session noon-3:30 p.m. First come, first served until camps are full. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. 822-7767
HLO KIDCO CAMP WIZARD OF OZ
Monday, August 2nd, 10:30A-1P – Meeting Monday through Friday for two weeks (Aug. 2-13), each camper will participate in a condensed version of a famous, family friendly musical. Ages 5+. Scholarships available. At HLCO space in Sunnybrae Center, Arcata.
WORLD DANCE CAMP
Monday, August 2nd, for 7-11, running for 2 weeks, 9A-3P at Redwood Raks in Arcata.
THE HARAMBEE CAMP
August 10th-13th – The Harambee Youth Connections is a restorative program available to 5 – 18 years old. We are a village for the village, which means this program is facilitated by Black indigenous People of Color in the community for youth and children that identify as BIPOC to restore reconciliation within the body. HYC includes cultural workshops such as Inspiring Art (with Bilingual creative arts and Afrocentric Art) plus Somatic Movement (which includes singing, dancing and drumming), and ethnic foods. Youth will have a chance to engage in sports activities (including large and small body movements, hiking trails and punching boxing bags), and spiritual awareness moments (that includes gardening, yoga and engaging with farm animals). Camp Dates and times 9:00 – 5:00 pm (early drop off 8:30 am) August 10 – 13, the 14 is an overnight camp sleepover. Black Beach Friday and the Rites of Passage takes place on Friday 13 The cost of the HYC is $150 per week. HCBMAA does not turn away any child that can not pay. We offer partial and full scholarships and fundraise to pay for food, supplies and cultural bearers. Rites of Passage The Harambee Empowerment is The Rites of Passage ceremony, recognizing Black Heritage and is a restorative program available on August 10- 14 at 12:00- 5:00 for Black and Brown youth ages 14-18. There is no cost for the Rites of Passage ceremony thanks to the Co-op that donated funding to support Black Heritage. Contact @hcblackmusicnarts.org
One-week Dance Camp this summer from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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
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. 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.
Weekly, through 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 5-8The 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
DERT SUMMER NIGHTS
Friday, August 6th, 5-7P – Unwind from your week with a few chill hours of pulling invasive plants while chatting with like-minded nature lovers. Please bring a face mask, water and wear work clothes. No prior knowledge is required. Snacks and training in plant identification and removal practices provided. 444-1397
EUREKA TRASH BASH
Saturday, August 7th, 9-10:30A – The city of Eureka and PacOut Green Team cleanup meets at the public parking lot on Fourth and G streets. Ends with a group photo and raffle.
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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