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Now enrolling on Early Head Start, Child Care Partnership

Begins Tuesday, May 24 2016 at 4:22 PM

Now launching a new Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership program. This program is looking for both families to serve, and licensed family child care providers to help children under age 4 years to get ready for school. Enrolled families will receive assistance in accessing health services and meeting family goals, and children will receive quality care and early education. Providers will have access to free Early Childhood Education classes and other professional development, materials and supplies for their environment, and a monthly stipend per child enrolled. For more information please call 707-444-8293. Se habla espanol.

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Changing Tides Family Services


Family to Family Course

Begins Tuesday, July 12 2016 at 6:00 PM

Family to Family is a free, comprehensive 12 week course that teaches family members how to understand mental illness and how to support their loved ones while maintaining their own well being. The weekly class, which has been offered locally for over 10 years, has served hundreds of people, The classes will be in Eureka and offer: information, self-care, communication skills and emotional support. Moreinformation may be found at To register, call Christina Albright at 672-5958.

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NAMI Humboldt (National Alliance on Mental Illness)


Grandparents and Books

Begins Tuesday, August 16 2016 at 3:00 PM

Fortuna Library offers a free, ongoing weekly storytime with Cynthia. All ages welcome to drop in and hear an afternoon story every Tuesday.

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Fortuna Public Library


Preschool Storytime

Begins Friday, August 19 2016 at 10:30 AM

Fortuna Library hosts an ongoing weekly storytime for kids ages2-6, read by rotating volunteer storytellers.

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Fortuna Public Library


Second Annual Vet Fest

Begins Friday, August 26 2016 at 11:30 AM

Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 757 is pleased to announce the details of Vet Fest Two bi August 26th is the Honoring Our Sheroes (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) event and August 27th is Vet Fest (12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.). Two days of celebration will include performances by Grammy Award Winning Artist, Eric Tingstad AND Tayla Lynn (Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter), the J. Barley Band (veteran entertainers) and local "faves" the Spence Brothers Blues Band.

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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 757


Creamery District Saturday Market

Begins Saturday, August 27 2016 at 11:00 AM

The Creamery District Saturday Market will be held on Saturday, August 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Creamery Building at 1251 9th St. in Arcata. This is a free, outdoor, family-friendly event. More than two-dozen vendors will be selling an array of art and crafts, the band The Attics will play from noon to 3 p.m. and the Arcata Playhouse will provide coffee, drinks and snacks.

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Creamery District


I Block Party

Begins Monday, September 5 2016 at 12:00 PM

The 31st annual I Block Party, with live music and free admission, is on Monday, September 5th, from 12-6 in front of Los Bagels in Arcata. Music from The Latin Peppers, SambAmore, Lizzy and the Moonbeams, and Timbata. Enjoy local microbrews, and delicious barbequed chicken, albacore or tofu. Cold drinks and locally made desserts, and a raffle and silent auction. Bring the kids for free face-painting! The I Block Party is the annual fundraiser for the Arcata-Camoapa Sister City Project, which is celebrating 30 years of international friendship and solidarity. All proceeds benefit Camoapa, Nicaragua.

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The Aracta-Camoapa Sister City Project


Sept. 6 Monthly meeting

Begins Tuesday, September 6 2016 at 7:00 PM

Monthly meetings are held first Tuesdays at the Humboldt Bay Fire Training Center, 533 C St., Eureka. Entry is on 6th St. between C ad D. Anyone interested in learning more about "ham" radio, its activities can find out more. For questions or to register, call Don Campbell, 834-0042. Interesting program planned for Sept. 6.

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Humboldt Amateur Radio Club


7th Annual Garden Gala & BBQ

Begins Saturday, September 10 2016 at 1:00 PM

Humboldt Botanical Garden invites you to the 7th Annual Gala and BBQ, the biggest party on the north coast! Saturday, September 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. Stroll the gardens and enjoy wonderful food, from tri-tip to pizza, wine, desserts, and root-beer floats, and the tunes of Vintage Soul. Comfortable benches, chairs and tables provides you with a beautiful view and a fun afternoon. Come one, come all! Call (707) 442-5139 for more information.

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Humboldt Botanical Garden


Chubritza International Folk Band

Begins Saturday, September 10 2016 at 7:30 PM

To open our season we are delighted to bring back a local favorite, Chubritza International Folk Band, who play Balkan and international folk music on traditional instruments. For our gala event the doors open at 6:00 p.m. For our gala there will be complementary beverages and finger food.

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Fortuna Concert Series


Fortuna Family Literacy Night

Begins Wednesday, September 14 2016 at 6:30 PM

Local author, artist and storyteller Holly Sweet visits Fortuna Library to read from her recent stories. Hosted by the Humboldt Literacy Project and Friends of the Fortuna Library, this free monthly event is open to all ages and all children receive a free book from Tin Can Mailman.

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Fortuna Public Library


Cuentos Para Ninos en Espanol

Begins Thursday, September 22 2016 at 11:00 AM

Biblioteca de Fortuna presenta cuentos en Espanol cada mes. Fortuna Library presents storytime in Spanish, the third Thursday of each month. Free crafts. All ages.

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Fortuna Public Library