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Fire training set for June 6 in Briceland

The Briceland Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a wildland fire training in Briceland on June 6. The training will include live fire training, practice laying the hose, cutting the fire line and using emergency fire shelters.

The training is set for 5:30 p.m. to sundown. Cal Fire will be participating as well as volunteer teams from Telegraph Ridge, Whitethorn and Whale Gulch.

For more information, call 707-476-3936.

Cannabis chamber to host monthly mixer

The Humboldt Cannabis Chamber of Commerce is set to host its second Thursday monthly miser at Garberville Town Square on June 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Desserts will be provided by the Briceland Volunteer Fire Department and money raised through the sales of the desserts will benefit the department. For more information, call 707-223-2008 or go to

Sanctuary Forest hikes along Lost Coast

Sanctuary Forest is hosting hikes June 10-11.

The June 10 hike is led by herbalist and naturalist Michele Palazzo and will cover edible and medicinal plants in the Mattole River headwaters. The route leads hikers along the Mattole River and up over the ridge, looking at native plants and their medicinal qualities. The hike is considered easy to moderate and covers 1.5 miles of terrain. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Restoration Forestry gate which is the first right after Whitethorn Elementary School.

The June 11 hike is led by Sanctuary Forest board member Eric Shafer and looks at the beauty of the Lost Coast. Participants will view the rugged coastline and abundant wildlife as well as hear about the history of Bear Harbor and Sinkyone Wilderness. It is 6 miles round trip. Meet at the Saanctuary Forest office in Whitethorn at 9 a.m. to carpool.

For both hikes, bring a lunch and water, wear sturdy shoes and dress in layers. The hikes are free but donations are accepted. For questions, go to or call 707-986-1087 ext. 9#.

Volunteers, donations sought for grad party

The Family Resource Center, Youth Alive and the Mateel Community Center are hosting a safe and sober graduation celebration on June 16. The event starts at 9 p.m. at the Mateel. It is aimed at ages 14 to 19. The event will include a lip sync battle, a DJ, a sushi bar and a photo booth.

Monetary donations and volunteers are sought to help make the event a success. Volunteers are needed to help set up, chaperone and clean up the event. For more information, call 707-923-1147.

Buddha nature seminar in Leggett

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Tibetan Buddhist retreat center is welcoming Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche for a seminar from June 23-25. The seminar will be about “Buddha Nature,” a fundamental quality every being possesses, according to a release from the center.

Camping and tent cabins are available and meals will be provided.

For information or to register, go to, email or call 707-925-0201.

Volunteer at Community Park

Volunteer work days at Southern Humboldt Community park are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon and from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Work and learn about organic farming at 934 Sprowel Creek Road, across from Tooby Park. Meet at the lower greenhouses.

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