Well, it certainly has been an eventful couple of weeks on the North Coast, and I don’t mean… uh… events. There’s no need to summarize it for you here – we’re all feeling it – and some more than others. If you need a break from the quaking, storming and more – there are ideas for diversions included below. Humboldt people are a tough bunch – so I know you’ll still be out and about – stay safe out there!
Special Events This Weekend
NO SPECIAL EVENTS TO LIST
However, on a slow week like this, I recommend checking out the Ongoing Events page for all kinds of things to do! It’s actually a MASSIVE list!
7:30A-4P Join field trip leader, Rob Fowler for a free birding trip focused on finding winter rarities. This trip will start in Arcata and end in the Ferndale area. We’ll concentrate on finding rarities from the Arcata and Centerville Christmas Bird Counts but also make time to enjoy the many other species along the way. Meet at the Arcata Marsh G Street parking lot, bring a lunch, dress warm, heavy rain cancels, and email or call Rob Fowler at (707) 616-9841 or migratoriusfwlr[at]gmail.com with questions. 707-826-2359
8:30-11A Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Larry Karsteadt at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for easy-to-walk trails, a beautiful view of Humboldt Bay, and a diverse range of winter birds, including ducks, geese, shorebirds, raptors, loons, grebes and mergansers. 707 -268-0262
9:30A-12P Help remove non-native invasive plants on TCLT property on a headland between Moonstone Beach and Houda Point. Tools and gloves provided. Please email or call to sign up. (707) 677-2501
11:30A-1P Do you have a green thumb? Come join us for a day of native gardening along 2nd St in our Historic Old Town Eureka! Meet us at the Eureka Visitor Center on the corner of 2nd and F St. This lovely part of Eureka is lined with planters and you can help us keep them beautiful! We will be working the first Saturday of every month ongoing. We will provide all supplies to get the job done. This is a family friendly event, kids must have a parent/guardian present. For any questions please call Jim Thomas at 707-441-4080.
6-9P The fifth annual Rotary Yahtzee Tournament is back! The dice will roll at 7PM with 50 tables of Yahtzee competitors vying for cash prizes for team and individual contestants. Dinner will begin at 6PM with a delicious taco bar supplemented by a tequila bar. Wine and beer also available. The event is presented by Old Town Eureka Rotary and Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka and will benefit the Sorrel Leaf Healing Center and other community projects. Got to swrotary.org for information and ticket purchase. Yahtzee!
7P – Chazelle & Graham combine 432 hertz, quartz crystal, chakra-tuned singing bowls, light language channelling & hand pan to form “Numinous,” a sound healing band. A very beautiful & powerful experience! For more information, or to register, follow the link in the title.
8A-11P Happening at the Freshwater Grange. Buttermilk and whole grain pancakes, ham, sausages, scrambled eggs, apple compote, orange juice, tea and French roast coffee. Homemade salsa and cheese. (707) 442-5464
9A – 1P Join us for the first brunch of the new year! We’ll be serving up a variety of items including: eggs, pancakes, sausage (vegan options included), bacon, hash browns, and our biscuits & gravy. All are welcome; we are grateful for your continued support and look forward to seeing you!
9-11A A free guided birding tour at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Meet leader Ralph Bucher at the Visitor Center for this two-mile walk along a wide, flat trail that is packed gravel and easily accessible. Email Ralph to sign up at [email protected]. 707-733-5406
10A-2P Trail enthusiasts are invited to join Friends of the Lost Coast for their next Trail Stewards workday in the King Range. Meet 9:45a.m. at Low Gap Trailhead on King Peak Rd – tools are provided. Friends of the Lost Coast and BLM KRNCA are also now offering paid Trail Internship opportunities to local youth, ages 12-16, to work with Lost Coast Trail Stewards. For more information on this program or to RSVP for the workday, email [email protected].
9P Comics choose a combination of two riff topics from an exciting and weird menu of options, then they have riff on that combo. No mix on this menu will ever come out the same twice. Produced by local comedian Stephanie Knowles / doors @ 8, show @ 9 / snacks, drinks, friendly atmosphere, safe space, all ages w/caution for language, 21+ID to drink707-845-8864
6-8P Continuing through March 8th The place to start for beginning your herbal journey, deepening your understanding of medicine making, or inspiring your continued work with our plant allies! Class meets eight Wednesday evenings 6-8pm plus two 10am-Noon Saturday Herb Walks. This class is a prerequisite for the 10 Month Herbal Studies Program (next session begins February 11, 2023 and can be taken concurrently). Limited scholarships are available. 707-407-5617
…THERE IS DEFINITELY MORE!!
YOU’LL WANT TO KEEP SCROLLING FOR THE FULL LIST OF EVENTS HAPPENING LOCALLY, INCLUDING ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES, A LIST JUST FOR KIDS, AND THE LIVE MUSIC AND MORE IN THE LINKS BELOW. UPDATED WEEKLY!
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.
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.
This newsletter is a free weekly offering to our Humboldt Community! We hope you love it. If you’d like to add an event, or if you have pictures to share, or feedback to offer, we’re all ears – our email is [email protected] and we want to know what you think.