What’s going on in the area

Quack and Wabbit puppeteers at library

“Ted the Wolf and the Three Little Pigs” will be preformed by the Quack and Wabbit puppeteers at the Garberville library on May 12 at 3:30 p.m. The program is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 707-923-2230.

Help count yellow-legged frog eggs

With the Eel River dropping and warming, the yellow-legged frogs are getting ready to reproduce in the margins of the river. Sarah Kupferberg will be conducting her annual census of the South Fork Eel River at Benbow. Volunteers are welcome to come and learn how to count yellow-legged frog egg masses on May 13 at 10 a.m. There are several species of yellow-legged frogs in California and most have a protected status because of declining populations. Kupferberg focuses on counting egg masses because other life-stages of the frog is difficult to count — tadpoles are too numerous and adults are secretive about their locations. Those who plan to volunteer in the count should wear river shoes and be prepared to wade if necessary. Polarized sunglasses are also helpful for cutting glare when counting the egg masses. For more information, call 707-223-7200.

Cal Fire to hold preparedness event

To prepare for the upcoming fire season, Cal Fire is holding preparedness exercises for fire crews May 16-18 at the Eel River Conservation Camp in Redway. The exercises provide an opportunity for 25 fire crews from Humboldt, Del Norte and Mendocino counties to be evaluated for physical conditioning, firefighting knowledge, fire safety and personal protective equipment.

Low-cost pet vaccine clinic to visit Petrolia

The Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring countywide low-cost rabies vaccine clinics. The vaccine clinic will be in Southern Humboldt County on May 17 at the Petrolia Grange from 10 a.m. to noon. The vaccine for dogs costs $10. In addition to the canine rabies vaccine, other canine and feline vaccines will be available. The costs of the other vaccines vary. For more information, call Julie Lisignoli at 707-822-2402.

Healy Senior Center to host blood draw

The biannual low-cost blood draw for many blood-based medical tests will be May 19 at the Healy Senior Center from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Some tests may require overnight fasting. A variety of tests are being offered. Call 707-499-1681 for more information about specific tests. To schedule an appointment, call 707-923-2399. Walk-ins also accepted.

Annual flower show coming up in Weott

The 66th annual Small Standard Flower Show is May 21 at the Agnes Johnson Elementary School in Weott from 1 to 5 p.m. Anyone who would like to enter a plant exhibit should be there between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded. Admission is free. There will be complimentary desserts and drinks. For more information, call 707-943-3096.

Briceland Cemetery cleanup at end of May

The annual Briceland Cemetery Memorial Weekend clean up and potluck is set for May 28. People who have loved ones buried in the cemetery are encouraged to come help with the cleanup and share memories. For more information, contact Rhonda Hardy at 707-223-2797.

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