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Upcoming Events

Maypole and World Dance Party

Begins Friday, May 6 2016 at 7:45 PM

The Humboldt Folk Dancers invite the public to a World Dance Party, Friday, May 6 from 7:45 to 11 p.m. at the Redwood Raks World Dance Studio at The Creamery, 824 L Street, in Arcata. The event features a special May Pole Dance followed by an evening of easy dances with music played by the folk band Chubritza. All ages and dance levels are welcome.

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Humboldt Folk Dancers

707.496.6734

Humboldt's Biggest Annual Plant Sale

Begins Saturday, May 7 2016 at 9:00 AM

Spruce up your garden, brighten your yard & home! Humboldt Botanical Garden 's Spring Plant Sale is here! Natives and exotics, the rare Blue Poppy, gardening advice, and more on Saturday May 7 at the Garden. FREE Day in the Garden. For info call (707) 442-5139. Bring a friend and picnic!

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Humboldt Botanical Garden

707.442.5139

Safety Salute and Opening Day

Begins Saturday, May 7 2016 at 10:00 AM

Humboldt Yacht Club invites you to the Humboldt Bay Safety Salute & Opening Day on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at the Wharfinger Building and Eureka Public Marina. We’re excited to partner with several public service agencies to encourage boating safety on the Bay. Watch the US Coast Guard Helicopter perform an Air-Sea Search and Rescue Demonstration at 11:00 am and the Humboldt Harbor District Fire Boat Water Cannon demonstration at noon. Enjoy our many displays, Sea Scout demonstration, junior sailing, and open house with fun for the whole family.

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Humboldt Yacht Club

707.845.4854

Creek Days

Begins Wednesday, May 11 2016 at 1:00 PM

The Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) invites the public to Creek Days, their annual Environmental Education Fair, on Wednesday, May 11th, from 1:00 – 3:00. Come out on the trails of Humboldt Redwoods State Park to learn about our local watersheds and ecosystems through nature hikes, wildlife exhibits, games, and hands-on demonstrations. This year, Creek Days will be held in the Big Tree Area of Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Take exit 663 near Weott, then follow signs from the exit. Be sure to bring water, close-toed shoes, snacks, and rain gear. This event is created in partnership between WSP, the California Conservation Corps, and the Eel River Watershed Improvement Group.

For More Information:

Watershed Stewards Program

707.725.8601

Let's Spin Some Flax

Begins Thursday, May 12 2016 at 6:45 PM

Join the Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild at 6:45 p.m. on May 12th, in the Bay Room of the Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way in Eureka, as we welcome our guest speaker, Paula Flannery, local spinning expert, in this hands-on presentation! Flax is a cellulose fiber from the stems of the flax plant, from which linen is made. Paula will provide plenty of flax fiber for spinning. She will show how to properly tension your wheel and set up a distaff, and how to spin the flax into yarn. To participate, bring your spinning wheel, a 14”- 16” long dowel, an 18” piece of ribbon, and a towel or cloth for your lap to catch the excess fibers.

For More Information:

Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild

707.599.2729

District 1 Dairy Princess Contest

Begins Friday, May 13 2016 at 6:00 PM

The 59th annual District 1 Dairy Princess Contest for Humboldt & Del Norte Counties will be held on Friday, May 13th at the River Lodge in Fortuna. Seven local girls will vie for the title and scholarships. Social Hour starts at 6:00 with the Dinner and Contest at 7:00 pm. Dinner reservations are recommended and tickets can be purchased by contacting Mary Ann Renner at 707.725.9497. Information is also available on their facebook page under Dairy Princess Contest.

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District 1 Dairy Princess Contest

707.496.1501

Slide

Begins Saturday, May 14 2016 at 7:30 PM

Returning by request to the Fortuna Concert Series stage is the group, "Slide." Slide is a band of six talented local musicians who will wrap up our 2015-16 series with a fun and lively trip down memory lane with music from the 1960s, 1970s and whenever else seems appropriate. Slide will take the audience back to the decades of the British Invasion and Motown with the addition of eastern rhythms. Concert time is 7:30 p.m. at the Fortuna Monday Club, 610 Main Street in Fortuna. Tickets for individual concerts are available at the door. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

For More Information:

Fortuna Concert Series

707.845.5652