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WEEKLY EVENTS NEWSLETTER
Whether we want to believe it – or not… this weekend brings us right into the month of May! So, grab the kids, call your friends and bring those re-usable shopping bags because there’s a lot to do this weekend in Humboldt County including; Maker’s Markets, bicycle scavenger hunts, tons of opportunities to see live music and even annual native plant shows.
(For local music, community workdays, and classes/activities *just for kids* make sure you read to the bottom for the links to these special categories. )
SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND…
FRIDAY APRIL 29TH
HEALY SENIOR CENTER ANNUAL SPRING YARD SALE
10A, Find treasures galore and help support the Healy Senior Center. In SoHum at Redway Elementary, 344 Humboldt Ave, Redway. 707-923-2526
A BREEDER’S MIXER
4-6P, Come learn about the Humboldt Grace Legacy Project. We are bringing breeders and farmers together to learn about the new technologies available to protect, authenticate, and monetize in the legal industry. Want to learn more? Email [email protected], or 707-672-4254
REEL GENIUS TRIVIA NIGHT
6-8P, General trivia. Free to play. General questions for everyone. Max: seven per team. Win prizes. General trivia. Free to play. At Old Growth Cellars in Eureka.
More info? [email protected], 707-444-9254
SATURDAY APRIL 30TH
HEADWATERS BIRD WALK
8:30-11A, Join Wildlife Biologist and bird expert Ken Burton on a mile long walk on the Elk River Trail identifying bird walks. Many of the migratory birds cannot be seen, but are heard. Be guided by a wonderful journey through the Spring of sweet sounds. Headwaters Forest Reserve at the end of Elk River Road, 6 miles off U.S. Highway 101. Group coordinator available by phone at- (707) 825-2300
CNPS SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE
9A-4P, The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) invites everyone to the annual Spring Wildflower Show. This year’s theme is “Native Plants in the Neighborhood”. Help bring native plants into your garden and keep garden plants out of the wild.
(Plants are $5 for a 4-in pot, $10-$12 for 1 gallon, and $15 for 2 gallon pots). Freshwater Farms Reserve in Eureka.
PINE HILL NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE
9A-4P, Herrick Avenue Neighborhood is hosting a multi-family Yard Sale! Take Herrick to Meyers, turn on Gatliff.
NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION ‘TAKE-BACK’
10A-2P, Bring unused or expired medications to the Arcata Police Department. An officer will be in the parking lot to collect them. No liquids permitted. If you have any questions, call (707) 822-2428 and ask for Police Services Officer Jan Herdlick.
FIELDBROOK SPRING CRAFT FAIR
10A-4P, Take the short journey out to beautiful Fieldbrook this weekend for the Spring craft fair held at the Fieldbrook Grange. Music, popcorn, raffle, silent auction, vendors. Supports the Fieldbrook Community Hall. 707- 839-1705
10A, Find a spot and watch classic cars, floats, horses, tractors, bands and more all decorated with pink and red blooms and other various plants and flowers to pay homage to the Rhododendron as they make their way east on Seventh Street, south on H Street and west on Henderson Street. Henderson Center in Eureka.
MAMA & ME MOTHER’S DAY EVENT
10A-6P, Bring your mama, daughter, sisters, grandma, or any of your fabulous friends for a fun day of shopping, drinks, giveaways, free gift with purchase, live music, and more! A perfect way to get some ideas for Mother’s Day gifts!
Event by Land of Lovely at 127 F St, Eureka
SCOTIA MAKER’S MARKET
11A-5P, The banquet hall and lobby hosts local makers for your shopping pleasure in time for Mother’s Day. Scotia Lodge, 100 Main Street, Scotia.
(707) 298-7139, or more information by Email at [email protected]
HUMBOLDT WINE FESTIVAL
3-6P, A lovely chance to meet local wine makers from Humboldt (& Trinity) counties, taste a wide variety of wines with unlimited tastings, and dine on a wide selection of locally sourced gourmet treats. Hosted by The Rotary Club of Humboldt Noon at the Baywood Golf & Country Club, 3600 Buttermilk Lane in Bayside (Arcata). More information available by Email at [email protected] or (707) 840-4689
OLD TOWN RHODODENRON 100
5:30-11P, The 2022 season opening race for Redwood Acres Raceway featuring the Rhododendron 100 for the late models. Legends, bombers, mini stocks and roadrunners will also be in action.
SAVE THE RACES
5:30P, Live auction, dinner and live music benefiting Humboldt County Horse Racing. Individual tickets available or bring some friends and reserve a table for six. Hosted at Belotti Hall, 1250 Fifth Street at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale (707) 786-9511-
TRINIDAD ARTS NIGHT
6-9P, A town-wide event including venues, galleries, wine tasting, outdoor music, live art, fire dancing, kids activities and various performances throughout the night.
INDIE BOOKSTORE DAY (WITH SONGWRITER SAM STOKES)
7-9P, Make a stop at your local bookshop a part of your night out. Enjoy a free show featuring music and poetry in the magical setting of Eureka Books, 426 2nd Street.
WESTHAVEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS MONTHLY BLUES & JAZZ
8-10P, Featuring Jenni an.d David and the Sweet Soul Band.409 Trinity Street at Trinidad Town Hall
SUNDAY MAY 1ST & BEYOND…
CNPS SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE
9A-3P, The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) invites everyone to the annual Spring Wildflower Show. This year’s theme is “Native Plants in the Neighborhood”. Help bring native plants into your garden and keep garden plants out of the wild. (Plants are $5 for a 4-in pot, $10-$12 for 1 gallon, and $15 for 2 gallon pots.)
Freshwater Farms Reserve in Eureka.
SPLENDID SPRING MAYDAY FESTIVAL
10A-4P, Celebrate spring, children, families, and whimsical fun on the Arcata Plaza. Includes an art market of local makers, school fundraising food booths, family fun, a Healing Arts Fair, a Butterfly Parade, gifts for Mother’s Day and so much more.
BICYCLE SCAVENGER HUNT
12N, ALL AGES event and family participation is encouraged! The scavenger hunt can last 1-3 hours, so please plan accordingly! Functioning bicycle, helmet and charged cell-phone are minimum requirements for participation.
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.
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Stay Green, Humboldt!