AT HOME IN HUMBOLDT
WEEKLY EVENTS NEWSLETTER
Welcome and thank you or joining us for a special two-week Spring edition of your favorite Humboldt County newsletter. The weather has been historically temperate and there’s an abundance of warm-weather adventures to be had, so have no worries, man… We will be covering all of your favorite local events and activities happening for the entire first half of April!
(Make sure you read all the way to the bottom for links to our pages for Live Music & More!)
SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND…
(and next weekend, too!)
FRIDAY APRIL 1ST
PINT FOR A PINT BLOODDRIVE
1-5P, stop by for the Pint for a Pint Blood Drive hosted by Mother Earth Engineering & Richards’ Goat Tavern & Tea Room all donors receive a redeemable drink ticket and free BBQ! Select your time-slot form the schedule and sign up to be a donor here!
NEW MOON WOMEN’S CIRCLE + CACAO CEREMONY
5:30-7:30P, Commune with like-minded women under the New Moon.
Hold space, share deeply, give & receive wisdom. Hosted by Crystalline Collective in McKinleyville, $20 includes Cacao. Space is limited so please pre-register.
APRIL SKATE NIGHT
6:30-9P, Skate night is back at the Eureka Municipal Auditorium.
All ages. First-come, first-served event limited to 50 participants.
$5 youth, $6 adult.
MCKINLEYVILLE MULTIMODAL CONNECTIONS POP-UP DEMONSTRATION
3:30-6P, Pedestrians and cyclists currently have few options to comfortably travel between Arcata and McKinleyville. The community is being asked for additional input on opportunities and challenges within the project area so the County can develop a plan for safe walking and bicycling connectivity between McKinleyville and community destinations to the south around Humboldt Bay. This event will use temporary materials to demonstrate a potential concept design in person. The event will take place over two days. Hiller Road x Central Ave (Event on Hiller Road).
Second meeting Saturday April 2nd from 9:30A-12:30P.
SATURDAY APRIL 2ND
WOMEN AND GIRLS BIRDING WALK
9-11A, Join Redwood Region Audubon Society field trip leader Janelle Chojnacki at the King Salmon waterfront. You will likely get to see a good variety of shorebirds, ducks, grebes, and loons, as well as grassland sparrows and raptors. This walk will be a slow birding adventure on some beach sand and well-trodden trails. For reservations and meeting location, contact by Email at [email protected]
SIX RIVERS MONTESSOURI RUMMAGE SALE
9A-3P, Gently used items priced to sell. Housewares, appliances, furniture, baby and toddler gear, books, games, toys and more. 1222 Hallen Drive, Arcata.
More info? (707) 822-7767 or by Email at [email protected]
CAMPING GEAR 101 WORKSHOP
10A-1P, Calling all Nature Newbies! Friends of the Dunes is hosting a Camping Gear 101 Workshop designed for the camping curious. If you are interested in getting outside to enjoy nature overnight but aren’t sure where to start, this workshop is for you. Learn the basics for an enjoyable camping trip and compete in challenges to win prizes! Camp-themed snacks will be provided… anyone smell S’mores?
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 1222 Stamps Ln in Manila. (707) 444-1397
SEQUOIA PARK EASTER EGG HUNT
11A-2P, The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs in Sequoia Park! Use the clues the to find all of the eggs and win a prize! A free family event with a special appearance from a certain long-eared friend.
GARDENING & STORYTELLING
11A-2P, ‘We-Chek Toh-Kow’ has planned a special Spring day for playing in the dirt, painting planter pots, and listening to stories with special guest, Ernie Albers! There will be activities for children ages 0 to 5, but all families are welcome! Lunch will be provided. Please bring sunscreen, a change of clothes (sounds like it’s going to get messy), and a picnic blanket/large towel.
Please register by clicking on the tickets link on the event page, so they know how many people to expect for lunch. This is a FREE event. Contact Danielle at 707-839-1933 or [email protected] with any questions. 1560 Betty Ct. McKinleyville
HUMBOLDT MATH FESTIVAL
12N-4P, Grab the family and come out for a math-tastically fun afternoon at the Adorni Center in Eureka. This annual FREE event is a community celebration of math with games, puzzles, make-and-take, contests and much more!
ARTS! ALIVE (DOWNTOWN EUREKA)
6-9P, Eureka Main Street presents the First Saturday Arts! Alive. Galleries, museums, theaters, bars, and restaurants are open. To check out the full roster of featured artists, and performances please click here.
SUNDAY APRIL 3RD & BEYOND….
HEART ROCK MOSAIC WORKSHOP
1-2P, Join Nature’s Mosaic at Soot Sprite Farm for a springtime mosaic workshop! No prior mosaic know-how necessary. Workshops are simple, rewarding and fantastic for all ages. Everything you need to create your own stained glass mosaic piece will be provided. A second workshop will be held the same Day from 3-4P. E-mail Katie at [email protected] to reserve your spot!
FACULTY ARTIST SERIES FT. ARCATA BAY STRING QUARTET
2-4P, Cal-Poly presents an exciting Faculty Artist Series concert featuring the Arcata Bay String Quartet. Join them for an afternoon of fresh new music, all composed within the last ten years. The repertoire has been selected to be both interesting and accessible to an audience with diverse interests and experience with classical and contemporary music performed by a diverse mix of global artists. Fulkerson Recital Hall– More info? (707) 826-3566, or Email at [email protected]
DRIVE-THRU SPAGHETTI FEED
4-8P, Spaghetti, salad, bread. Proceeds benefit the 4-H clubs of Bridgeville, Fortuna and Hydesville. Fortuna Veterans Hall/Memorial Building, 1426 Main St. Fortuna
CALIFORNIA CCW QUALIFICATION CLASS
6P, Monday (4/04) The California CCW course is required by the state of California to carry a concealed handgun legally. This class is for first-time applicants OR people that need to requalify for a California Carry Concealed Weapons permit. This course is broken up into 2 or 3 sessions over the course of one week with evening classroom sessions on Monday & Wednesday- held at Pacific Outfitters in Eureka. The third session is your qualification shoot, held on Friday, at the Redwood Gun Club.
LEARN HOW TO WRITE A DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN (HSU VIA ZOOM)
1-2P on Tuesday (4/05), Applying for funding? Working on a community-based project? Want to make your research accessible? Learn the basics of writing a Data Management Plan in this introductory SkillShop. When you’re finished, you will be able to detail how you will collect, process, store, and share your data for your varying needs. Sign-up here for the meeting registration link.
FRIDAY APRIL 8TH
FERNDALE VETERAN’S SPRING CRAFT BAZAAR
10A-6P, Come get lunch and support local artisans and small businesses while shopping close to home. Exhibiting American handmade items including beautiful jewelry, clothing, baked goods, hand-turned wood, and much more. Hosted at the Ferndale Veteran’s Hall.
CAL-POLY HUMBOLDT SPRING PREVIEW
4-7P, Welcome visiting families checking out Cal Poly Humboldt with a festive downtown Arcata celebration of arts and culture!
4-8P, A self-guided celebration of visual and performing arts, Arts Arcata showcases our dynamic downtown businesses and is a great opportunity to meet local artists and enjoy being downtown at a safe, family friendly year-round community event.
EUREKA SYMPHONY’S ‘AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENING’
8-10P, This glorious evening begins with the dramatic “Suite No. 1” from “Carmen” then features the dazzling vocals of Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon singing Handel’s “Silete Venti.” The evening is capped with the virtuosity of pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough performing Beethoven’s “Concerto No. 4 in G Major.”
Arkley Center for the Performing Arts in Eureka. Second showing on Saturday (4/09) from 8-10P.
Looking for more info? 707-845-3655 Email at [email protected]
SATURDAY APRIL 9TH
POP-UP CRAFT FAIR/FLEA MARKET
9A-4P, Humboldt Grange #501 has put together a last minute Flea Market. Anyone interested in a table, $20. Call 707-442-4890 or email at [email protected]
FERNDALE VETERAN’S SPRING CRAFT BAZAAR
10A-4P, Come get lunch and support local artisans and small businesses while shopping close to home. Exhibiting American handmade items including beautiful jewelry, clothing, baked goods, hand-turned wood, and much more. Hosted at the Ferndale Veteran’s Hall.
SPRING FLING ARTISAN & HOME DECOR EVENT
10A-4P, A FREE family friendly event will feature 25-30 local vendors, Food/Drink, and L.D’.s Clydesdale horses. Add some zest to Spring and join the fun.
1620 Pickett Rd, McKinleyville
‘GET OUTSIDE’ GEAR SALE
11A-3P, Find great deals on outdoor gear like camping & backpacking equipment, fishing gear, kayaks & canoes, gardening tools, surfboards, bikes, field guides, binoculars, hiking boots, sports equipment, lawn games, and so much more! The sale will be open to Friends of the Dunes members from 11 a.m. to noon, and to everyone at noon. At 2 p.m., prices on any remaining gear will be slashed! For more information, please call (707) 444-1397 or visit friendsofthedunes.org
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane in Manila.
SUNDAY APRIL 10TH & BEYOND…
PETROLIA PANCAKE BREAKFAST IS BACK!
8-11A, Local organic flour, eggs, and all the good time hearty food we’ve been unable to enjoy during the pandemic. Outdoor seating available; Inside seating with lots of space between tables in the main hall. It’s time to be Humboldt again! $10 Adults/$5 Kids (5 & under are free) at the Mattole Grange, 36512 Mattole Road
NATIVE PLANT SALE AND GARDEN CELEBRATION
10A-4P, Spring is perfect for planting- so come stock up on native plants with a wide selection of flowering native annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and grasses are available. Professional Landscaper, Cheryl Lisin, will be on hand to consult and the fun will include garden tours, kids activities, acoustic music and refreshments. The Lost Coast Education Center & Native Plant Garden is located at the BLM King Range complex, 768 Shelter Cove Rd. Look for the sign that says Native Plants!
‘LAYERS OF THE COASTAL FOREST’ GUIDED FOREST WALK
10:30A-12N, Take a stroll through the lush coastal forest of Elk Head in Trinidad and look at the structure of the forest, species identification, and branch communities. It’s all one big mosaic! This event is free, kid friendly, and open to all! The trail is about 1.5 miles long and mostly flat. Registration is free, but space is limited. Email [email protected] or call 707-677-2501 to sign up.
A BENEFIT FOR DUSTIN
6-9P, A public gathering at the Historic Eagle House in Eureka. Live music by The Undercovers, silent auction and raffle are just a few of the Surprises and prizes galore. Ten bucks at the door.
It took a pandemic to make Humboldt nightlife come to a standstill, and we’re happy to report that all the best local venues for live music, comedy and other special events at bars, breweries and clubs are back and happening.
JUST FOR KIDS
Humboldt is a great place to raise kids, and the variety and access to special events, classes and activities is just one reason why. If hiking and visiting the beach aren’t enough to keep your little ones busy this week, check out the complete list of activities.
Classes, Workshops, Farmer’s Markets, Craft Markets, Flea Markets and more! Our lively community events are part of what makes Humboldt so special. There’s a wide variety of happenings that are recurring weekly in our area. There’s always something to do.
Our Community Organizations keep the heart of Humboldt alive and beating. The local groups actively working to keep our area thriving support our kids, our elders and our environment.
This newsletter is a free weekly offering to our Humboldt Community! We hope you love it! If you’d like to ad an event, or if you have pictures to share, or general feedback to offer, we’re all ears – our email is [email protected] and we want to know what you think!
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Stay Green, Humboldt!