This end-of-summer celebration draws people from all over Southern Humboldt and beyond who gather together for fine food, great music, and a fun time with friends and neighbors. There will be activities for kids, and two raffle drawings as well. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for our local hospice.
The Flaming Chefs will once again serve up a fish lover’s feast of perfectly grilled albacore and salmon. All of the fish is wild-caught and much of it was generously donated by local anglers. Others have donated cash to purchase additional fish from commercial sources if necessary. There will also be barbecued tofu for vegetarians and hot dogs for kids of all ages.
As a special treat this year chef Erin Keller, owner of the popular The Pig and The Hen food trailer, will be serving up a delicious side dish of cioppino. Cioppino, an Italian-American dish thought to have originated in San Francisco, consists of a mixture of seafood in a tomato sauce. Chef Keller’s version will include salmon, shrimp, and clams.
Other sides will include the Bread Babes’ buttery garlic bread, green salad, and corn on the cob. Diners can also visit the Shelter Cove Pioneers’ booth to purchase a sweet home-made dessert to round off the meal. The Shelter Cove Pioneers donate all proceeds from dessert sales to Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice.
Shelter Cove’s own Ray Bevitori will return again this year to serenade the crowd with his mellow musical mix that includes folk, rock, and country classics.
He will be followed by Sohum’s hottest new band, Sol Nation, featuring the rootzy pop of singer/songwriter Mia Casasanta. The band consists of Mia Casasanta (vocals, keyboard, ukelele), Michael Beyer (drums), Jay Biancalana (bass), Gary Stewart (guitar), and Jimmy Durchslag (trombone). With its infectious blend of ska, reggae, worldbeat, funk, pop, and soul, and its conscious lyrics of love and healing, Sol Nation will uplift your heart and make your body want to dance. With each member’s background in various Humboldt bands and solo careers, this newly formed band brings together a wide range of influences and sounds to create a huge crossover appeal.
There will also be two big raffle drawings with great prizes. This year’s Quilt Raffle features a beautiful quilt made especially for hospice by world-renowned quilt artist and former Humboldt County resident Katie Pasquini Masopust. Ms. Masopust, who currently resides in Santa Fe, will be there in person to draw the winning ticket. The other raffle, Pure Indulgence, will have six chances to win. Each prize includes a gift certificate to a local garden center and spa treatment from a local salon or a massage from a local practitioner. If you haven’t purchased a raffle ticket yet don’t worry - there will be Raffle Fairies circulating through the crowd with tickets to buy.
Admission to this event is $30 for adults and teens, $10 for kids 12 and under and children under age 5 get in for free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Blue Moon Gift Shop or at the HRCH office at 464 Maple Lane in Garberville, or you can pay at the gate the day of the event.
The mission of hospice is to provide education, empowerment, and support to patients, their families, and the community throughout the dying and grieving process. Their motto is "neighbors helping neighbors" - you can be a good neighbor by coming out to Shelter Cove this Saturday to have a wonderful time and show your support for this great organization.
For more information call the HRCH office at 923-7276.
Sol Nation will perform at Taste of the Cove this Saturday.