| It’s been unusually wet and drippy this week for summertime in Humboldt, but with drought happening and fire season approaching, it’s a welcomed change. As July comes to a close, the tomatoes are ripening and you can find local peaches too. If you haven’t gotten out there to really feel the summer yet, no worries- there’s events and river days still ahead! |
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|FRIDAY JULY 30th|
COMPLEAT WRKS OF WLLM SHKSPR (ABRIDGED) (REVISED)
Friday, 8P, Saturday, 2P, Sunday, 8P – A 90-minute madcap romp of every Shakespeare play. North Coast Rep Theater
HOOPA VALLEY RAINBOW EXTRAVAGANZA
11A – At Pookey’s Park, an event to build community and celebrate LGBT+ experience and existence. Organizations from Humboldt County will table with resources and 2SLGBTQIA+ games, facts and history. Prizes and food
KMUD SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT
6P – KMUD Studio, Bring a blanket and lawn chair and enjoy family-friendly silent short films by Charlie Chaplin before the main event, A Spark in Nothing by local filmmaker Griffin Lock. Q&A follows
FLYNN CREEK CREEK CIRCUS
|Friday 7-9P, Saturday 4-6 & 8-10P and Sunday 1-3 & 4-6P – Flynn Creek Circus emerges from lockdown! – Experience a comedic circus ‘Fairytale’. Riotously funny, deeply moving and dangerously inspiring, this charmingly fresh all human circus will be raising their vintage big top tent in the Creamery.|
SATURDAY JULY 31st
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 the night.
Saturday 8P, Sunday 2P – at the North Coast Repertory Theater, Opening 504 days after it was postponed due to the pandemic, NCRT’s production returns. Seating is at 50 percent capacity and proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test required at the door. $18/$16
AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRD WALK
8:30-11 Friends of the Arcata Marsh present a 90-minute walk focusing on the birds, plants and ecology of the marsh.
BELL TOWER PARKING LOT SALE
10A-2P – HOME ESSENTIALS: Couches, tables, kitchen essentials, office supplies, clothing and much more! Unique and useful finds for students and community members!
ARCATA MARSH TOUR
2P – Friends of the Arcata Marsh present a 90-minute walk focusing on the birds, plants and ecology of the marsh with leader Paul Johnson.
POETRY JAMZ CANNABIS
4:20-6P – An evening of spoken word performances, summertime jamz and a vast collection fo poetry books for sale by the new mobile poetry bookstore ReWorded. At 427 H Street, Arcata.
HUMBOLDT JUNKIES SUMMER MARKET
11A-6P – Peruse vendors for vintage, boho, chic and classy style treasures. At 26528 CA-254, Redcrest
PROMOTION @ THE OCEAN
Saturday and Sunday – Racing at the Samoa Drag strip – Gates open at 8A
SUNDAY AUGUST 1ST… AND BEYOND
WOMEN AND GIRLS SHOREBIRD WATCHING WALK
3-5:30P – At the Arcata Marsh, Redwood Region Audubon Society walk leader Jude Power for this third, in a series of monthly bird watching trips led by women birders for women and girls; focused on creating inclusive, collaborative spaces for both novice and experienced female birders
TRINITY ALPS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
2P – At the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Audience members can arrive early to enjoy the galleries, and seating can be adapted so that audiences can enjoy the music throughout the museum.
ARCATA BAY STRING QUARTET
4-5:30P – At the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Karen Davy, Sherry Hansen, Cindy Moyer and Garrick Woods play quartets of Beethoven, Brahms and Shostakovich. Bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, etc.
4:30-6:30 – No dance experience or partner required. Beginning & warm-up dances begin at 4:30 p.m. Teaching starts at 5 p.m. and request-dancing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dances from Bulgaria, Greece, Israel, Romania, Serbia, Syria, Turkey and more. Must be fully vaccinated. At Redwood Raks in Arcata.
FIRST-THURSDAY ARCATA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MIXER
Thursday, August, 5th, 5:30-7:30 – Septentrio Winery hosts Bring business cards and join the chamber for networking, announcements, raffle and door prizes, a presentation from Septentrio owners and more.
ARCATA THEATER LOUNGE
Tropicali Showcase, Friday, July 30th, 9P
Cassidy Blaze, Bag Boi, Eternalize, Saturday, July 31st, 9P
Willow, 1988, Sunday, August 1st, 5P $8
BEAR RIVER CASINO
DJ Panchanguero, Friday, July 30th, 9P
Dr. Squid, Saturday, July 31st, 9P
Karaoke with Ryan Chapman, Thursdays in August, 8P
Open Mic, Thursdays, 5-8P
BLUE LAKE CASINO
Backstreet Band, Friday, July 30th, 9P
BRASS RAIL BAR AND GRILL
Stand Up Comedy with Aaron Weaver, Friday, July 30th, 9-11P
CHER-AE HEIGHTS CASINO
Johnny Young, Friday July 30th, 9P
EEL RIVER BREWING COMPANY
The California Poppies, Saturday, July 31st, 3-6:30P
FIELDBROOK MARKET AND EATERY
Live Music, Fridays, 6-8:30P
HUMBOLDT BOTANICAL GARDENS
James Zeller Trio, Sunday August 1st, 1-3P
Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Bash w/Grateful Getdown, Sunday August 1st, 6P
MAD RIVER BREWERY
The Low Notes – Friday July 30th, 6P
Keep on Truckin’, Thursday August 5th 6-8P
Gatehouse Well, Thursday, August 5th, 6-6P
RICHARD’S GOAT TAVERN
Goat Karaoke, Sundays, 9P
LITTLE RED LION COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Karaoke with Popeye, Saturdays, 8P
SAVAGE HENRY COMEDY CLUB
Johnny Taylor, Friday and Saturday July 30th & 31st 9P
Open Mic, Sundays, 9P
Open Mic, Wednesdays 9-11:45
SIREN’S SONG TAVERN
Open Mic, Thursdays, 7P
Swingo Domingo, Friday, July 30th, 8P
Insomnia Syndrome and War Moth, Saturday, July 31st, 8:30-11:30P
Hopeless Jack w/Shotgun Sawyer, Thursday, August 5th, 8-11P
STONE JUNCTION BAR
Irie Rockerz, Friday, July 30th, 9P
Sherita Perez, Sunday, August 1st, 4-7P
Friday night – Opera Alley Cats, Jazz 7-10P
OngoingSaturdays, 7-10, Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band
OUTDOOR MOVIES AT REDWOOD ACRES
July 30, August 7 & 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!
Wednesdays, 8P, Brass Rail Bar and Grill
HUMBOLDT YACHT CLUB FOG RACE
Every Wednesday, 6-7P, Casual Sailboat race open to the public, free.
ACTIVATE NEC: COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP
3rd Wednesday of every month, 12:30-1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18 Learn about a local issue of concern and then take action by calling your representative, writing a letter, sending an email, posting on social media, signing petitions
DISPERSED SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
The 26th annual Sand Sculpture Festival is physically distance and running during the entire month of July! Teams are invited to create sandy masterpieces on local beaches, post creations on social media, send photos of their sand sculptures to Friends of the Dunes, vote for favorites and be entered to win prizes.
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
HUMBOLDT CRABS BASEBALL
Games are happening most days of the week through August 8th. Follow the link for the full schedule, including special events and ticket information.
|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 26thShelter 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, July 31st, Aug. 14th & 28th, Sept. 11th & Friday and Saturday Sept. 24th & 25th. Tickets $10 Visit the website for full details
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
On Tuesdays- Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12. Garberville Presbyterian Church- 10:30A-12P Redway Baptist Church – 12:30-1:30 On Wednesdays – July 28, Aug. 25,Sept. 22, Bayshore Mall -11:30-12:30 a.m.On Thursdays – July 29, Aug. 26, Sept 23, Oct. 28Bayshore Mall – 11A-1P
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.
|JUST FOR KIDS|
GET OUT AND PLAY DAY
Free fun activities throughout Eureka – follow the link for details
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
HLO KIDCO CAMP WIZARD OF OZ
Monday, August 2nd, 10:30A-1P – Meeting Monday through Friday for two weeks (Aug. 2-13), each camper will participate in a condensed version of a famous, family friendly musical. Ages 5+. Scholarships available. At HLCO space in Sunnybrae Center, Arcata.
WORLD DANCE CAMP
Monday, August 2nd, for 7-11, running for 2 weeks, 9A-3P at Redwood Raks in Arcata.
THE HARAMBEE CAMP
August 3rd-6th and 10th-13th – The Harambee Youth Connections is a restorative program available to 5 – 18 years old. We are a village for the village, which means this program is facilitated by Black indigenous People of Color in the community for youth and children that identify as BIPOC to restore reconciliation within the body. HYC includes cultural workshops such as Inspiring Art (with Bilingual creative arts and Afrocentric Art) plus Somatic Movement (which includes singing, dancing and drumming), and ethnic foods. Youth will have a chance to engage in sports activities (including large and small body movements, hiking trails and punching boxing bags), and spiritual awareness moments (that includes gardening, yoga and engaging with farm animals). Camp Dates and times 9:00 – 5:00 pm (early drop off 8:30 am) August 3 – 6 August 10 – 13, the 14 is an overnight camp sleepover. Black Beach Friday and the Rites of Passage takes place on Friday 13 The cost of the HYC is $150 per week or $200 for both weeks. HCBMAA does not turn away any child that can not pay. We offer partial and full scholarships and fundraise to pay for food, supplies and cultural bearers. Rites of Passage The Harambee Empowerment is The Rites of Passage ceremony, recognizing Black Heritage and is a restorative program available on August 10- 14 at 12:00- 5:00 for Black and Brown youth ages 14-18. There is no cost for the Rites of Passage ceremony thanks to the Co-op that donated funding to support Black Heritage. Contact @hcblackmusicnarts.org
One-week Dance Camp this summer from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 9-13. Ages 4-14. No dance experience necessary. Students take ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theater and hip-hop classes, and do a daily craft project. Mini performance on the last day.707-502-2188
PAGEANT AT THE PLAYHOUSE
Pageant is back! We are bringing our long-standing Pageant tradition to the Arcata Playhouse. Children 9-15 are invited to join us for two weeks of learning, playing, and creating. The classes aim to build physical theater skills and ensemble-building foundations. The students will cultivate their creativity and find ways to express themselves, as they learn to use their bodies in relationship with others and the space. The classes will be held outside, with the students and faculty wearing masks and respecting social distancing. Classes will be on stilt walking, movement, mask and puppet building, story-building, and processional music. 707-822-1575
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
MOONSTONE BEACH SURF CAMP
Water enthusiasts of all levels learn skills for all types of wave riding and surfing, junior lifeguard water safety, surf etiquette and beach and ocean awareness. Lead by former California State lifeguard and school teacher Jeffrey Steinkamp and other male and female instructors. Ages 8 and up. Aug. 2-6. Camps are M/W/F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 707-822-5099
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
PAL CAMP 2021
Pal Camp is for children ages 5-12 (K-seventh grades) with opportunities for teens to become junior counselors. In the beautiful Freshwater forest, our weekly-themed camp gives children the tools to explore, play, learn and grow. Scholarships are available as well as multi-week discounts. Nine week-long day camps featuring a new theme each week and hands-on exploration of the natural world. Themes include Earth and Space, Week 7 (July 26-30); Mad Scientist, Week 8 (August 2-6); Circus, Carnival, Week 9 (August 9-13). For registration, price and more, visit www.discovery-museum.org.CAMP MUNIWeekly, through August 6th, 8A-5P – Variety of activities including arts, crafts and sports. Free lunch provided by Eureka City Schools. Call for more information. 441-4244 $120-$130/week for resident/nonresident.
LODGE CAMP AND ADVENTURE CAMP
The City of Arcata Recreation Division offers Lodge/Adventure and Adventure/Lodge Camps for ages 9-12. Camps are offered daily as Full Day camps, M-F: Through August 20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers gain life-long skills while challenging their individual limits. Each week brings new activities and adventures. Campers may choose to start their day at Lodge Camp or Adventure Camp, then switch at 1 o’clock to the other camp. Either way, campers get a little bit of both camps each day in this full-day camp. Camp is held in the Redwood Lodge and Picnic Area in Redwood Park. Weekly Fee: $155, add $12 for non-resident. [email protected] 822-7091.
T.E.A.M.CAMP & ART CAMP AGES 5-8
The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers T.E.A.M./Art and Art/T.E.A.M. Camps (Teamwork, Exercise, Attitude, Mindfulness) for ages 5-8. Camps are offered daily as Full Day camps, M-F: Aug. 9-13, and Aug. 16-20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ample space provided by the gymnasium, gymnastics room, sports fields and playground community center complex. T.E.A.M. offers meaningful movement and team challenges to build confidence and connections. Art Camp helps campers discover their own creative styles using paints, 3D art and more. Campers can start their day at Art Camp or T.E.A.M. Camp, then switch at 1 p.m.822-7091
LOUNGE CAMP & FOREST CAMP
The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Lounge/Forest and Forest/Lounge Camps for ages 5-8 daily as full-day camps, M-F: Through Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers explore the Arcata Community Forest and discover the habitat for its life forms. Campers can start their day at Lounge Camp or Forest Camp, then switch at 1 p.m.707-822-7091
Environmental education-based, application-based summer camp for qualified families. Free lunch provided by Eureka City Schools. Call for more information.707-441-4244
The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Skate Camp for ages 6-12 daily as a half-day camp, M-F: Through Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Girls-only Shred Camp runs Aug. 9-13, M-F, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Instructed by skilled, local skateboarders, this program focuses on park safety, park etiquette, street and vert riding and style for youth of all skill levels.707-822-7091
The city of Arcata Recreation Division offers Marsh Camp for ages 5-8 daily as a half-day camp, M-F: Through Aug. 20. Morning sessions run M-F, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and afternoon sessions run M-F, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers can attend the morning session or the afternoon session, but not both within the same week. Campers investigate nature through experiments, outdoor adventures, individual projects and hands-on learning.707-822-7091
NORTH COAST DANCE SUMMER CAMPS
Through August 31st – Day camps for youth 3-14. Ballet, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary. Masks required.
REDWOOD RAKS SUMMER DANCE CAMP
August 2nd-13th, 9A-3P for kids 7-11.
NO LIMITS SUMMER DANCE CLASSES
Ages 3 and up. Six-week session. Jazz, tap, ballet and hip-hop. In Arcata 825-0922
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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