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Special Events This Weekend…
CA INDIAN BIG TIME AND SOCIAL GATHERING
10:30A-6P Honoring and highlighting the rich culture of California’s first peoples, who are still present today through song, games, resources, arts and crafts and building community. At the West Gym, Cal Poly Humboldt.
3-5P Fieldbrook Winery has been in operation since 1976. Come taste a selection of their wines perfect for the Spring holidays. Open to the public, must be 21 years of age to participate. At the Eureka Co-op.
7-8P Join David F. Thomson for a photographic presentation titled “It’s Not What You See, But How You See It” at the Visitor Center. The first Friday of every month April through October, the Salmon Creek Unit and Shorebird Loop Trail will be open from 8am to 8pm. Come enjoy a walk during the evening hours.
8-11A Ferndale Chapter #23, Order of Eastern Star will host its annual ÆBLESKIVER BREAKFAST at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1100 Main Street, Ferndale. The cost is $12 for those age 12 and up; $6 for children ages 6 to 11; free for children age 5 and under. Breakfast includes: Æbleskivers, sliced ham, fresh fruit garnish, juice and coffee or tea. Gluten free available on request. Check out the boutique tables too! Proceeds benefit the fraternal purposes of the Chapter.
10A – The Easter Bunny is hopping into the Hometown Store with live bunnies for the cutest photos of the season with your kiddos. Proceeds from all holiday photo shoots will be donated to help care for and light Ferndale’s Living Christmas tree. The first shoot is with the easter bunny. We will have LIVE bunnies available for props for just extra cuteness. Prizes and gifts for kiddos and parents. Hidden eggs and a giant Easter basket to win! Pets can get their photos with the bunny too from the hours of 10A – 11A. No appointment is needed.
10:30-11:30A Youngsters hunt for candy-filled eggs hidden by Ferndale Scouts and enjoy a meet-and-greet with the Easter bunny. Prizes in four categories, by age.
SPRING GUIDED WALKS AT GOULD GROVE
10:30-11:30A Learn about the park’s cultural and natural history while being in it. Walk is 0.6 miles on a flat ADA trail. Meet in front of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center. Free. Happening again on 4/15, 4/29, 5/22.
11A-2P Come join the City of Eureka Community Services Department for our annual Easter Event at Sequoia Park. We’ll have a fun adventure using clues the Easter Bunny left to win a prize! There will also be opportunities to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! This event is FREE and no prior registration is needed!
QUACK AND RABBIT FAMILY LITERACY PARTY IN WILLOW CREEK
11A & 3P Quack and Wabbit Puppet Theatre is directed by Tanya Crowley and Yumi Ozaki and uses professional quality, handmade puppets to teach children positive messages and life skills. Their humorous, musical, poignant and tender-hearted stories yield emotional responses in children, enhancing their learning experience.
11A Come join us for the Annual Egg Hunt at the Southern Humboldt Community Park.
SPRING EGG HUNT AT MANILA PARK
1P Come by on Saturday April 8th promptly at 1:00 for the (now resumed) annual Spring Egg Hunt at Manila Park! [Weather Permitting]
2-5P Hop on over to Stewart Park in Arcata this Easter weekend to join us for a day of egg hunting, carnival games, snacks, and face-painting! 🔎🥚 The egg hunt will be held by age groups and we encourage you to arrive closer to 2 PM to ensure you don’t miss out on the action. We will be giving away eggs and goodies as prizes for games too that way no one goes home with an empty basket. Don’t forget to stop and get a photo taken with the Easter Bunny! 🐇
SPRING GUIDED WALKS AT FOUNDERS GROVE
2-3P Learn about the park’s cultural and natural history while being in it. This walk is 0.6 miles long on a flat ADA trail. Meet at the Founders Grove picnic area/parking lot. Free. Happening again 4/14, 4/22, 4/29.
7-8:45P There will be a poetry and music fundraiser at the Morris Graves Museum of Art to help in paying for a new roof. Local poets will perform, including Eureka Poet Laureate Wil Gibson, former Eureka Poet Laureate David Holper, Daryl Chinn, Larry Crist, Jeff DeMark, Anne Fricke, Susanna Gibson, Jerry Martien, and Zera Starchild. $20.
ONGOING EVENT HEADS UP FOR THIS SATURDAY:
SECOND SATURDAY FAMILY ARTS DAY
2P Create mixed media collages with paint, images, bottle caps, buttons and more. This project is inspired by the artwork of Joan Katri. Participants are invited to explore the exhibition and then gather in the rotunda for the day’s project with assistance and guidance from art educator Genevieve Kjesbu. All materials supplied. Free.
(FOR MORE ONGOING EVENTS, SCROLL DOWN TO THE LINK BELOW)
11A-2P Come celebrate Easter with us at Scotia Lodge! We will have Easter Egg hunts for different ages. 11A-12P 0-6 year olds/12P-1P 7-13 year olds/1P-2P 13 and older. Food and drink special all day from Main & Mill. Don’t forget grown up Movie Night from 6-8P!
1-4P Contact improvisation workshop with Kevin Dockery, exploring breath, wholeness, movement, weight and connections. Pre-register by email. 707-616-3104
UPCYCLED CRAFT CAMP FOR 3RD AND 4TH & 5TH GRADERS
4/10-12 9:30A-4P – Up-Cycle Craft camp is three days packed with creative reuse arts and crafts projects, games, and new friends. This drop off day camp is at Maker’s Apron Creative Reuse, 317 E St, in Eureka. Mini makers can explore the 4 R’s of waste reduction: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Rot! All three days include individual maker projects to take home plus group art activities using the Maker’s Apron treasure trove of creative reuse materials 100% donated or diverted from the waste stream. Pack a lunch and get ready to get creative!
4-5:30P The Hospice Grief Support Group for Teens offers a safe and supportive environment where teens can share with other teens and participate in activities that will be focused on healing and honoring loved ones lost. This FREE service is open to all teens (ages 13 – 17 years) in our community who are experiencing loss due to a death. • 8 sessions meeting weekly starting April 10 – June 5. Group will NOT meet on Memorial Day, May 29th. • The group is facilitated by Hospice Grief Counselors. • Refreshments will be provided.
1P Come join us at Sequoia Park Gazebo to trade some plants! Bring seeds, starters, cuttings, mature plants, or anything else plant related you want to swap for something new!
REJUVENATING SPRING TONICS WITH SUSAN MARIE
6-7:30P Together with herbalist Susan Marie, you will explore the verdant bounty the earth has to offer come Springtime! Many herbs that work directly with the lymphatic system, the liver, and our digestive fire are growing this time of year. We will focus on local herbs and delicious ways to prepare them at home. There will be lots to taste, smell, and discover in this class. Bring your own mug for tea!
VISITING ANGEL’S WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S TEAM FUNDRAISER
5-9P Applebee’s will donate 15% of your dine in or take out dinner ticket to our local team when you present our voucher at the time you place your order. Vouchers available at the Local Visiting Angels office, 1112 5th St. Eureka. Help us remain the top fundraiser for our local Walk To End Alzheimer’s. 707-442-8001
SAGEBRUSH TO SEA: A JOURNEY ACROSS THE SISKIYOU CREST
7:30P Luke Ruediger and Suzie Savoie will share their film Sagebrush to Sea: A Journey Across the Siskiyou Crest, documenting their 10-day, 200-mile backpacking trip through the wildlands of the Siskiyou Mountains along the Oregon-California border. They will highlight the unique, endemic, and rare plant species they encountered in the old-growth forests, lush mountain meadows, and colorful rock gardens. Their long and deep knowledge of the area, gained through their explorations, a native seed business, an ecological consulting firm, authorship, and conservation leadership, promises an exciting evening.
EL LEÑADOR 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PUBLIC RECEPTION
4-6:30P El Leñador, the award-winning student bilingual newspaper at Cal Poly Humboldt, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Students, faculty and community members are invited to attend. We’ll recognize the newspaper’s and students’ contributions to the campus and community. Food provided. Please RSVP. More information in the link.
HAR CARES FOR YOUTH QUARTER CRAZE
5:30P The HAR Cares for Youth Committee’s focus is providing assistance to disadvantaged youth in Humboldt County CA. Tickets are on sale now for $20 (see link). Price of admission includes a Babetta’s Spaghetti Dinner (spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert) and one bidding paddle. Extra bidding paddles may be purchased in sets of 3 for $10. This event will have a cash bar. Interested in sponsoring this event? Table Sponsorships are $75 and include a branded dinner table centerpiece at the event. Admission is not included with this sponsorship. You can also donate gift baskets for the auction, price range $25-$100.
4/14/16 We’re back and we’re excited for 2023! Join us as we return to an in-person venue at the Arcata Community Center filled with vendors, guest speakers, a banquet, silent auction, student art and writing awards, and family craft activities.
Click here to view the events list and register: https://www.godwitdays.org/register-now/register_now_events/
Save the Date:
4/16 FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL – REDWOOD HARLEY DAVIDSON
4/23-30 ANNUAL REDWOOD POETRY FESTIVAL
THRU 5/31 WHALE WATCHING KAYAK TOURS
Looking for a live show? We’re updating this page constantly, trying to include all of the local venues we can find, with their latest events listed in an easy-to-read way. There continues to be more and more happenings throughout Humboldt including a huge variety of music, comedy, open mics, outdoor venues, trivia and more.
JUST FOR KIDS
This list of ideas of ways to keep your kids happy includes a wide variety of options all over Humboldt.
Ongoing events are the backbone of our community’s offerings. Click through to find the list broken down by each town/city and see what kind of ongoing happenings, workshops, classes, etc are in the works where you live.
STAY BUSY, LEARN A SKILL, MEET SOMEONE NEW!
Our amazing local non-profits are always hosting an array of events that benefit the people and land of our community. We’re lucky to have so many powerful and supportive groups that keep the backbone of Humboldt alive and well. Consider offering a few hours of your time, donating cash or goods or participating in a fundraiser for any number of our community organizations.
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