|AT HOME IN HUMBOLDT
School is starting and there’s a deceptive fall feeling in the air. The smoke is starting to clear and the turning of the seasons really is right around the corner.
|FRIDAY AUGUST 27th
HUMBOLDT COUNTY FAIR
Through Sunday, 8/29 – Ongoing events, carnival, horse races. Follow the link for more details.
BIRD OF THE INNER EYE
8/27 and 8/28 at 8P and 8/29 at 2P – An original chamber opera. Live streamed through Arcata Playhouse. Follow the link to purchase tickets and view.
INKED HEARTS TATTOO EXPO
MEMORIAL FOR PEOPLE KILLED BY CARS
5:30-7P – At the Humboldt County Courthouse – A gathering to remember those who have been killed by vehicles while walking, running, biking, etc. For friends, family and community members.
1ST ANNUAL CRAWFISH FEST AND CONCERT
6:30P/Dinner 8P/Music – At Friendship Square at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, including dinner, no-host beer and wine, and music.
SATURDAY AUGUST 28th
HOPS IN HUMBOLDT 2021
TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
7P – Online, the Sierra Quartet. Follow the link to register. Sliding Scale.
TRINIDAD ART NIGHT
6-9P – A town-wide event including many venues, galleries, wine tasting, outdoor music, live art, fire dancing, kids activities and various performances throughout.
ARCATA MARSH BIRD WALK
8:30-11A – With Redwood Region Audubon Society leader Larry Karsteadt at the end of South I Street. Bring Binoculars. Text Ralph Bucher with the walk date/date/name/email/phone number for participants at 707-499-1247
20/30 PARK INPUT WORKSHOP AT THE PARK
10A-1P – Join Humboldt Bay Fire and others at the park to learn about the redesign project and its progress. Free ice cream from Living the Dream upon giving input from 11A-1P.
HUMBOLDT JUNKIES SUMMER MARKET
11A-6P – Peruse vendors for vintage, boho, chic and classy treasures. 26528 CA-254 Redcrest.
DONATED BOOK AND MEDIA SALE ARCATA LIBRARY
AUGUST 29th… AND BEYOND
SEABIRDING ADVENTURE BY KAYAK
Sunday, 8/29, 9A-12P – Join Redwood Region Audubon Society in partnership with Kayak Trinidad for an exciting morning viewing local seabirds from a kayak. We will ply the waters of Trinidad Bay with professional guides seeking out Marbled Murrelets, Pigeon Guillemots, Common Murres, Black Oystercatchers and more. All kayaks and gear are provided. Space is limited and reservations are required. Costs for this trip are $99/person to cover equipment and professional kayak guides. Contact [email protected] to reserve a spot.
FARMER’S MARKET TO-GO FUNDRAISER DINNER
Sunday, 8/29, 5-7P – Celebrating the summer abundance of Humboldt County’s agricultural producers, A Taste of Summer’s Bounty features a Mediterranean inspired menu created by local Chef Casandra Kelly. Picked up by Drive-Thru at Bayside Community Hall. Purchase tickets in link. $35 each or 4 for $120 with dessert and bouquet add-on options.2021
EDIBLE GARDEN TOUR
WINE AND JAZZ AT THE GRAVES
ARCATA THEATER LOUNGE
Lost Dog Street Band – Saturday, August 28th, 7P
Labryrinth (1986), Sunday, August 29th, 5P $8
The Blob (1958) – Wednesday, September 1st, 6P
Thrive, With Sensi Trails, Thursday, September 2nd, Doors, 8:30P
BEAR RIVER CASINO
Safety Orange, Friday August 27th, 9P-1A
Lonestar Junction, Saturday August 28th – 9A-1P
Open Mic, Thursdays, 5-8P
FIELDBROOK MARKET AND EATERY
Live Music, Fridays, 6-8:30P
The Coffis Brothers/Kingfoot, Friday, August 27th, 9P
LITTLE RED LION COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Karaoke with Popeye, Saturdays, 8P
PAPA WHEELIES PUB
Irie Vibes Friday, 6P-12A
RICHARD’S GOAT TAVERN
Goat Karaoke, Sundays, 9P
SAVAGE HENRY COMEDY CLUB
Sam Miller, Friday and Saturday August 27th and 28th, 9-11P Open Mic, Sundays, 9P Farm to Table, Tuesday, August 31st, 9-11P Open Mic, Wednesdays 9-11:45
SIREN’S SONG TAVERN
Comedian Ian Bagg, Friday and Saturday August 27th and 28th, 8-11POpen Mic, Thursdays, 7P
Deep Grooves Society, Friday, August 27th 9P
Dr. Squid, Saturday, August 28th, 9P
Christopher Robin, Sunday, August 29th, 4P
Karaoke, Mondays 9P
Comedian Goodwin George, Tuesday, August 31st 7P
Friday night – Opera Alley Cats, Jazz 7-10P Ongoing
Saturdays, 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
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 GrillTRINIDAD ART MARKET10A-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 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
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
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…? 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 Wednesday, Sept. 22 Bayshore Mall -11:30-12:30 a.m.
On Thursdays – Sept 23, Oct. 28 Bayshore Mall – 11A-1P
Third 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.
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.
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
WIGI WETLANDS VOLUNTEER WORK DAY
Saturday, 8/28, 9-11A – Help create bird-friendly native habitat and restore a section of the bay trail located behind the Bayshore Mall. Meet in the parking lot behind Walmart. Tools and snacks provided, bring your own water and gloves.
VOLUNTEER WORK DAY – HUMBOLDT LAGOONS STATE PARK
Saturday, 8/28, 10A-1P – Help remove vegetation that is encroaching into the azalea bushes with hand tools. Gloves and tools provided. All ages welcome. Volunteers will receive a free day use pass to Patrick’s Point State Park. Sturdy shoes for trail walking is encouraged. Work locations are less than 1/2 mile from trailheads. Parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged. Meet at Stagecoach Hill Azalea Trailhead on Big Lagoon Ranch Road. Follow Link to reserve your spot.
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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