|AT HOME IN HUMBOLDT
WEEKLY EVENTS NEWSLETTER
October is upon us, with it’s wild variations in weather, decidedly pumpkin-themed vibe and bringing with it the beginning of Fall in Humboldt. It’s arguably one of our more beautiful and fun seasons on the North Coast!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 1ST
FIRST FRIDAYS FOOD
4:30-6:30P – Choose between Autumn Chicken Dinner and or Harvest Vegan Stew. Details, reservations and pre-pay online.
Friday and Saturday, 8P at the Arkely Center in Eureka, Featuring Guest Soloist Otis Harriel
HALLOWEEN DRIVE-THROUGH DINNER
5-7P, Ferndale Elementary School, featuring pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, drinks and dessert. Follow the link for the silent auction happening online Fri-Sun.
FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE REFUGE
5-8P at the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Last opportunity of the season to walk the trails in the evening and take in the wildlife at sunset.
OKTOBERFEST AT BIGFOOT TAP ROOM
Friday 1P – Sunday 8P – House made German Sausages, Kraut, Pretzels, 32 Taps.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 2ND
FORE! THE COMMUNITY GOLF CLASSIC
8:30A – Proceeds benefit the C.A.P.E. fund and the Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation. Call 443-4808 to register.
2ND ANNUAL “BIG SALE” AT EUREKA THEATER
9A-4P – Fundraiser for the Theater, includes furniture, jewelry, housewares and more.
LANPHERE DUNES GUIDED WALK
10A-1P – Guided walks are offered every first Saturday of the month and RSVPs are required. Please contact 707-444-1397 or [email protected] to inquire. For more details, follow the link.
AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD TRIP – ARCATA MARSH
8:30-11:30A – Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh. Meet leader Michael Morris at the end of south I street. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding. Let us know you plant to attend by texting 707-499-1247 with the walk date and name/email/phone number of each participant.
LADY BUDS BRUNCH
11A – Join the women of the documentary film “Lady Buds” for a special brunch and discussion of current cannabis topics. Details in link.
RALLY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
2P at the Eureka Courthouse – Marches happening nationwide to support reproductive rights and abortion justice.
ARCATA MARSH TOUR
2P – Leader Elliott Dabill will meet you at the Interpretive center to lead a 90 minute walk focusing on Marsh Ecology.
WINE BY THE SCREEN
The annual Wine by the Sea event reimagined! Pre-purchase packages, including wine/cheese and gourmet dinner, enjoy streaming entertainment and an online auction. Follow link for more details to support Friends of the Dunes.
PASTELS ON THE PLAZA
Happening Saturday and Sunday to promote safe distancing. Come watch artists beautify the plaza sidewalk as a benefit for North Coast Children’s Services.
HUMBOLDT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE
2:30P – The History of Bridgeville with Jessie Wheeler. Sign up using the google form and get an invite. https://forms.gle/RgLa2ngJKqBH2vPx5
SUNDAY OCTOBER 3RD AND BEYOND…
WOMEN AND GIRL’S BIRDWATCHING WALK
9-11A – At the Arcata Bottoms V Street Loop, Raptor-centric walk, email [email protected] to attend.
HUMBOLDT YACHT CLUB KEELBOAT RACE
12N-4:30P – Come down to the waterfront to watch the race series, starting at noon. Lots of sailboats on the water to enjoy!
NRLT BOOTS AND BIRKENSTOCKS
Beginning Sunday and running all week, an online auction and mini-documentary about the Northeast Regional Land Trust’s largest conservation easement – The Hunter Ranch.
PATHWAYS TO FIRE RESILIENCE – WEBINAR
2-4P – Follow the link for more information on this workshop from EPIC.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CLIMATE ACTION
Monday 10/4, 7-8:30P – 350 Humboldt presents retired physician Wendy Ring, speaking on the importance of taking action on climate change to protect human health. Follow the link for details.
ARCATA THEATER LOUNGE
Bump Foundation – Friday 10/1, 9:30P
Harvester’s Ball – Saturday 10/2, 9P
The Craft, (1996), Sunday, 10/3, 6P
The Grateful Shred, Tuesday 10/5, 7P
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Wednesday 10/6, 6P
Jesse Royal, Thursday, 10/7. 9:30P
BEAR RIVER CASINO
Calista La Bolle, Sunday 10/3, 8P
BLONDIESOpen Mic, Thursdays, 5-8P
BLUE LAKE CASINO
The Undercovers, Saturday, 10/2 9P-1A
EUREKA VETS BUILDING
Savage Henry Comedy Festival Thursday 10/7, 6P
FIELDBROOK MARKET AND EATERY
Live Music, Fridays, 6-8:30P
GYPPO ALE MILL
Sherita Perez, Friday, 10/1, 6PSavannah Rose, Sunday 10/3, 5P
Savage Henry Comedy Festival Thursday 10/7, 9P
HUMBOLDT BOTANICAL GARDENS
Low Notes – Jazz, Sunday 10/3, 1-3P
HUMBOLDT CIDER COMPANY
Savage Henry Comedy Festival Thursday 10/7, 7P
Grateful Getdown, Friday 10/1, 9P
LITTLE RED LION COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Karaoke with Popeye, Saturdays, 8P
OLD GROWTH CELLARS
Michael Dayvid, Friday 10/1, 5P
PAPA AND BARKLEY SOCIAL
Savage Henry Comedy Festival Thursday 10/7, 7P
PAPA WHEELIES PUB
Irie Vibes Friday, 6P-12A
RICHARD’S GOAT TAVERN
Goat Karaoke, Sundays, 9P
SAVAGE HENRY COMEDY CLUB
Slap Your Grandma Tour, Friday 10/1, 9-11P
Mayor of Echo Park, Saturday 10/2, 9-11P
Open Mic, Sundays, 9P
Open Mic, Wednesdays 9-11:45
10th Annual Comedy Festival Opening Show, Thursday 10/7 Shows at 5-7/9-11P/11P-1A
SIREN’S SONG TAVERN
Zendegi – Birdpaw, Friday, 10/1, 8P
Open Mic, Thursdays, 7P
Savage Henry Comedy Festival Thursday 10/7, 7P&9P
The Return, Friday, 10/1, 10P
Sherita Perez, Sunday, 10/3, 4-7P
Karaoke, Mondays 9P
THE OLD STEEPLE
The Quebe Sisters, Sunday 10/3
Tuesday and Friday nights – Opera Alley Cats, Jazz 7-10P Ongoing
Saturdays, 7-10, Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band
VISTA DEL MAR
Karaoke, Thursdays 9P-12A
Savage Henry Comedy Festival Thursday 10/7, 8P
ART HIKE ADVENTURE TOUR: VICTORIAN VILLAGE
9A – Ongoing through October, a walking, interactive art tour, ages 10+ Check the link for details and tickets
COMMUNITY HOUSING SESSIONS
Tuesdays, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 6P – Make your voice heard for the future of housing on the North Coast. The County of Humboldt Planning and Building Department invites residents to share housing insights and participate in three community listening sessions occurring in October. These will be an open dialogue in which community members may share housing needs, issues and vision for the future of housing in Humboldt. Link to attend in title.
ASK A MASTER GARDENER
2nd Thursdays 10/14, 11/11, 12/9 – This Zoom based gardening hour starts with an interesting discussion on a specific topic and then they open the room for your questions! Courtesy of the Humboldt and Del Norte Master Gardeners.
EUREKA CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
11/6, 1/22, 3/26, 7:30-9:30P -Bringing the best of live classical music to Eureka. Visiting artists from the world of live classical music present intimate concerts in a local venue. Follow the link for more details. Masks and proof of Covid vaccination required.
Mondays, 8:30P, Stone Junction Bar and Grill
|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
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 Tuesday – Oct. 12. Garberville Presbyterian Church- 10:30A-12P Redway Baptist Church – 12:30-1:30
On Thursday – Oct. 28 Bayshore 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.
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.
|VISIT A PUMPKIN PATCH
HUDDIE’S HARVEST PUMPKIN PATCH
Wednesday-Sundays 10A-6P, Ongoing through October 31st – Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Farm Stand, 3364 Foster Ave, Arcata.
EARTHLY EDIBLES PUMPKIN PATCH
Tuesdays-Fridays 1-6P/Saturdays and Sundays 10A-6P, Ongoing through October 31st – Organic Pumpkins and Farm Stand, Earthly Edibles Farm, Riverside Road, Korbel.
ORGANIC MATTERS PUMPKIN PATCH
Weekdays 12-6P/Weekends 10A-6P, 6821 Myrtle Avenue
LUNA FARM PUMPKIN PATCH
Saturdays and Sundays, 10/2-3, 10/9-10, and 10/16-17 11A-5P – Pumpkin patch, farm stand with fruits and veggies, seasonal food and sweet treats for sale. Photo Booth available. 3345 Dyerville Loop.
FORTUNA PUMPKIN PATCH
Saturdays and Sundays, 10/2-3, 10/9-10/10 – 11A-4P – Jack-o-lanterns, specialty pumpkins, “Pumpkin” the pig and family photos. At Table Bluff Farm, 1813 Eel River Drive.THE PUMPKIN PATCHWednesdays-Fridays 10/1-29 1-6P and Saturdays-Sundays 10/2-31 10A-6P – Pumpkins of all shapes and size, and a wide trail corn maze. At the Pifferini Ranch, 1171 Mad River Road
JUST FOR KIDS
M/W/F 3:30-5P – Far North Climbing Gym’s after school program for kids 7-11.
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.
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.
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
OCTOBER TRASH BASH
9-10:30A – Join the City of Eureka and PacOut Green Team for the bi-monthly Trash Bash – This is a family friendly event, and costumes encouraged! Meet at Vigo St. next to MOD Pizza, group photo and raffle to follow.
FIRE RELIEF DONATION DRIVE
The American Legion are collecting donations for those affected by fires in the area. The Arcata Veteran’s Hall will be open to receive donations Thursdays 2-5P. Updated lists of needs and monetary donations site in the link.
DERT SUMMER NIGHTS
Join our Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team (DERT) in removing non-native, invasive plants from our coastal dunes environments in order to make room for more natural diversity. Every 1st Friday of the month from 5-7P at BLM’s Ma0-le’l Dunes South/Every 2nd Saturday of the month from 10A-1P at Humboldt Coastal Nature Center/Every 3rd Sunday of the month from 10A-1P at BLM’s Ma-le’l Dunes South. Follow the link for more details and to sign up.
STEWARDSHIP WORK DAYS
Saturdays 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 9:30A-12P – Looking for ways to give back to the lands you love? Join volunteers at Stewardship Work Days at various Land Trust properties to care for the coast. We’ll be working on various projects. Follow link in title for more details.
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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