|AT HOME IN HUMBOLDT|
The garden is maturing and there’s lots of local produce to enjoy right now. As tumultuous as it may be, the wind has given a reprieve from the smoke and summer is still in full swing for at least another week or two.
|FRIDAY AUGUST 20th|
HUMBOLDT COUNTY FAIR
August 18th-29th (closed Monday 23rd) – 12-9P (Carnival until 10P) – “County Fair With a Western Flair” – Enjoy Horse Racing, Carnival, Livestock, Exhibits, Vendors and More at the County Fair Grounds in Ferndale.
RACING AT THE DRAG STRIP IN SAMOA
Glenn Terry “Old Timer” Memorial Race, with Friday night car show and street legals. Nostalgia and Summit racing on Saturday 8/21 and Sunday 8/22 starting at 10A.
OUTDOOR MOVIES AT REDWOOD ACRES
American Graffitti, (1973) – Drive in movie at Redwood Acres.
LARRY THE CABLE GUY
TRINIDAD BAY ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
|8-10P Live classical music concerts presented with artwork at Trinidad Town Hall. All performers and artists are local, former locals or connected to the area. Ongoing through the weekend, 8/21 8-10P and 8/22 2-4P and 8-10P|
SATURDAY AUGUST 21st
NEC 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
FANTASTIC FUNGI WITH GUEST SPEAKERS
6-10P at the Arcata Ball Park, two guest speakers share their knowledge about entheogen and how to take them in a therapeutic way, followed by a showing of the film Fantastic Fungi. Doors at 6, film at 8, bring a chair/blanket for lawn seating.
OUTDOOR MOVIES AT REDWOOD ACRES
Inside Out, (2015) – Drive in movie at Redwood Acres. First 5 Humboldt will be providing free “viewing party packs.” Reserve using the link in the title.
SAMOA DUNES AND WETLANDS GUIDED WALK
10A-12:30P – Join a Friends of the Dunes naturalist for a guided tour of the Samoa Dunes and Wetlands Conservation Area. Space is limited and a reservation is required. For more information and to reserve a spot, follow the link in the title.
SUMMER CELEBRATION FUNDRAISER
10A-5P – Discovery Museum, Eureka – Along with the endless exploration of kid’s science and engineering exhibits, families can enjoy maker stations, slime and bubble experiments and performances from a local magician, musicians and dancers.
TOWN-WIDE CLEAN UP – FERNDALE
Running all weekend, starting 8A Saturday, through 5P on Sunday – Join the Weed Pickin’ Party! Just pluck your stretch of sidewalk and leave the pile next to the curb. The Ferndale Chamber and Ferndale City crews will come to haul them away.
SUNDAY AUGUST 22nd… AND BEYOND
KEVIN EBBERT MEMORIAL TRAIL RUN
Sunday, August 22nd, 9A – Redwood Park, Arcata. Click the link for full details on the Facebook Event Page.
20/30 PARK RENOVATION PUBLIC INPUT
Wednesday, August 25th, 6-8P – The City of Eureka is re-envisioning 20/20 Park and needs your input. Info and meeting link in title.
MCKINLEYVILLE MULTIMODAL CONNECTIONS PROJECT
Monday, August 23rd, 6-7:30P – Attend this Zoom meeting to provide input on improving safety and connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists in McKinleyville and between McKinleyville and Arcata.
ARCATA THEATER LOUNGE
Pressure, D’vinity, Zero One -Friday, August 20th, 9P
Amp Live, Defunk& Domino – Saturday, August 21st, 9P
Spaceballs (1987), Sunday, August 22nd, 5P $8
The Fifth Element (1997) – Wednesday, August 25th, 6P
Tribal Seeds, Thursday, August 26th, Doors, 7P
BEAR RIVER CASINO
Buddy Reed and the Rip it Ups, Friday August 20th, 9P-1A
Nighthawk, Saturday August 21st – 9A-1P
Karaoke with Ryan Chapman, Thursdays in August, 8P
Open Mic, Thursdays, 5-8P
FIELDBROOK MARKET AND EATERY
Live Music, Fridays, 6-8:30P
Money, Saturday August 21st CANCELLEDTodd Sheaffer and Christ Thompson and Friends, Wednesday, August 25th, 9P
LITTLE RED LION COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Karaoke with Popeye, Saturdays, 8P
MATEEL COMMUNITY CENTER
Stephen Marley, Thursday, August 26th
RICHARD’S GOAT TAVERN
Humboldt Real Dancehall Show/Dance Party, Saturday, August 21st, 8:30P
Goat Karaoke, Sundays, 9P
SAVAGE HENRY COMEDY CLUB
Pete Munoz, Friday August 20th, 9-11P
Chris Ferdinandson, Saturday, August 21st, 9-11P
Open Mic, Sundays, 9P
Open Mic, Wednesdays 9-11:45
Just Joshin’, Thursday, August 26th, 9-11P
SIREN’S SONG TAVERN
Open Mic, Thursdays, 7P
Girls’ Night Out The Show, Saturday, August 21st, 9:45P-12:30A
Michael Dayvid, Sunday, August 22nd, 4-6:30P
Friday night – Opera Alley Cats, Jazz 7-10P
OngoingSaturdays, 7-10, Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band
63RD ANNUAL FALL EXHIBITION
August 25th-September 25th – The judge for this show is Meriel Stern, a sculptor and teaching artists living in Pasadena, California. The Redwood Art Association is a community dedicated to the creation of art as an important and indispensable part of life and the economy of Humboldt County.
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 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!
Mondays, 8:30P, Stone Junction Bar and Grill
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
|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, Aug. 28th, Sept. 11th & Friday and Saturday Sept. 24th & 25th. Tickets $10 Visit the website for full details
SATURDAY NIGHT STREET LEGALS
Friday, 8/20, Saturday 9/11 – 6P
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 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
For income-eligible people.On Tuesdays- Sept. 14, Oct. 12.
Garberville Presbyterian Church- 10:30A-12P
Redway Baptist Church – 12:30-1:30 On Wednesdays – Aug. 25,Sept. 22,
Bayshore Mall -11:30-12:30 a.m.On Thursdays – Aug. 26, Sept 23, Oct. 28
Bayshore Mall – 11A-1PThird Thursdays – Sept 16th
Fortuna Adventist Community Services
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.
Mondays, 6-7P at 1450 Hiller Road, Mckinleyville – An interfaith exploration of meditation and mindfulness. Drawing from a wide range of transitions including Buddhism, Christian mysticism, Vedanta, Zen and Taoism, as well as modern insights from psychology and cognitive science, this conversation will provide guidance for integrating the healing wisdom of meditation and mindful self-examination into your modern life.
|JUST FOR KIDS|
THE HARAMBEE YOUTH PROGRAM
August 24th-November 26th – The Harambee Youth Program starts the fall session. New Restorative classes starting at 4P. Classes include teachers from the Hispanic Community teaching bilingual musical theater, hispanic art and dance cute. Afrocentric classes will also be offered, including somatic movement, memetic yoga, the brotherhood, the sister mentor, the Ujima Parent Peer Support and more. To sign up, email the link in title.
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
|SUMMER CAMPSSUMMER FUN|
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
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
Environmental education-based, application-based summer camp for qualified families. Free lunch provided by Eureka City Schools. Call for more information.707-441-4244
NORTH COAST DANCE SUMMER CAMPS
Through August 31st – Day camps for youth 3-14. Ballet, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary. Masks required.
|VOLUNTEER/DONATEHUMBOLDT PET SUPPLY MARSH CLEAN UP|
Saturday, 8/21 10A-4P – Seeking volunteers to help clean up the Marsh. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and participants are encouraged to wear boots, dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Meet at 145 G St, Arcata to pick up cleaning supplies anytime between 9A-3P. All volunteers will receive goodie bags and those who collect the most waste will receive prizes from local businesses.
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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