See what’s happening around town

Send in photos for visitor’s guide

The Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce is seeking location or event photo submissions for the new chamber visitor’s guide. Submit photos by April 21 via email to All photos used will be given a photo credit in the guide.

Docent training for summer hikes

Sanctuary Forest will offer docent training on April 22 to prepare volunteers to help guide visitors on one or more of the 11 hikes offered this summer. Hikes vary from easy to difficult and many are family friendly. During the four-hour docent training, participants will learn basic first aid, how to lead the opening and closing circles, how to assist hike leaders and how to keep track of hikers. There are two or more docents on all hikes and responsibilities are shared. No previous experience is necessary and speaking in front of a group is not necessarily required. A lunch will be provided. Meet at the Sanctuary Forest office in Whitethorn at 10:30 a.m.. For more information or the RSVP, call 707-986-1087 ext. 9# or email

Learn rights of owning manufactured homes is hosting a training in Fortuna on April 22 to teach manufactured homeowners how to protect their rights and their investment. The training will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rohner Grange Hall, 3701 Mill St., in Fortuna. Lunch will be provided. Organizers hope to see homeowners from both Northern and Southern Humboldt County. The event is free but RSVPs are appreciated. Call or text with your name, email and phone number to 707-298-7290.

AARP driving class held at senior center

There will be a AARP Smart Driver class offered at the Healy Senior Center in Redway on April 28 and April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is required to attend. The class is $20 for non-AARP members and $15 for members. In order for the class to be held, at least 20 people must register. It is likely the last time an AARP driving class will be held in Southern Humboldt County as the group is pulling out of serving rural areas. The senior center is located at 456 Briceland Road, in Redway. Call Carol Deuel at 707-459-4928 or email to register.

California Mille brings classic cars to town

Events around the California Mille, a 1,000-mile four-day tour of Northern California in vintage vehicles, kick off April 23 in San Francisco. The Mille Miglia, Italy’s famous open-road race — the inspiration for the California Mille — took place between 1927 and 1957. Many of the vintage cars in the California tour — not race — are from that time period. The vehicles in the tour include Alfa Romeos, Bentleys, Jaguars, Aston-Martin, MG, Peugeot, Austin-Healey and BMW, among others. On April 24, the tour begins, going from San Francisco to Healdsburg. By day three of the tour, the vintage cars will reach Humboldt County, driving along the Lost Coast, through Petrolia and Ferndale. For more information about the event, contact Ron Wren at 415-706-8717.

Commission to hold special meeting

The Humboldt County Human Rights Commission is holding a special meeting on April 26 to discuss homelessness, law and order, and community dialogue. The meeting will be held at the Humboldt County courthouse and will take place between 3:30 and 5 p.m. Seating is limited, but the public is welcome to attend. The commission hopes the meeting will be solutions-oriented and will allows the commission to make recommendations to the board of supervisors. The special meeting is expected to be one of a series of meetings on the specified issues. For more information, call the message line at 707-268-2548 or email

Bioswale workshop set in Whitethorn

Learn to construct a bioswale at a workshop with Kyle Keegan on April 29 at Lost Coast Education Center and Garden, 768 Shelter Cove Road, in Whitethorn. The workshop will cover the theory, design and construction of a bioswale, which helps capture and infiltrate runoff into the soil. Participants will learn how and where — and where not to — construct bioswales. The day of the workshop a small bioswale will be constructed and planted with native perennial bunch grasses. Participants will receive a basic written guide on bioswale construction. Bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, a notepad, water and a lunch. The workshop is free. For more information, call 707-943-1504 or email

Breast cancer support group to meet

The Breast and GYN Health Project will hold its monthy breast cancer support drop-in hours on May 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 464 Maple Lane in Garberville, in the Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice office space. For more information or an appointment, call 707-943-9786 or 707-825-8345.

Buddhist seminar to focus on healing

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Tibetan Buddhist retreat center in Leggett, is offering a weekend seminar with Lama Bruce Newman from May 12 to 14. The seminar will be based on Tulku Thondup’s book “Boundless Healing,” and on practices that improve health and bring comfort during times of illness and mental distress. The retreat is open to all, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary. Newman is from Ashland, Oregon, where he teaches at Tashi Choling Center. Lodging is available and meals are provided. For registration and information, go to, email, or call 707-925- 0201.

Free screening of mental health film

There will be a free screening of “Dark Side of the Full Moon” at the Family Resource Center Southern Humboldt on May 15 from noon to 2 p.m. The film is about post-pardum depression that parents can experience after the birth of a child. There will be a group discussion at the half-way point of the 75-minute film. Lunch will be provided. The center is located at 344 Humboldt Ave., in Redway. To register, go to