What is going on in the area

Salsa classes start this week

The Feet First Dancers will be having a four-week salsa dance series starting May 17. The classes will be taught by Daya Priego of Mexico and held on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Beginnings in Briceland. The cost is $15 per person and $25 for couples. For more information, call 707-498-0187.

Work week at Leggett Buddhist center

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Tibetan Buddhist retreat center in Leggett invites community members to help out during work week from May 19 to May 28. The center is preparing for the summer season. Work includes cleaning, setting up, light repair and gardening among other duties. Meals are provided to volunteers. Learn more at www.gomdeusa.com or call 707-925-0201 for more information.

Spot birds of the Lost Coast on hike

Sanctuary Forest will be hosting a Birds of the Lost Coast hike in the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park on May 20. Long-time birders Alan Ridley and Helen McKenna will introduce meadow, shore and forest birds and talk about their nesting and parenting habits. The hike includes an easy trek through eucalyptus groves and meadows. There is one section that includes a very steep uphill walk.

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Sanctuary Forest office and bring binoculars, a lunch and water. A four-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance would be helpful with carpooling. The hike is free, though donations are accepted. For more information, call 707-986-1087 ext. 9# or go to www.sanctuaryforest.org.

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.