Community roundup: What’s going on around town

Bird walk set for the weekend

The Redwood Region Audubon Society will hold its monthly bird walk at the Southern Humboldt Community Park on July 22 at 8 a.m.

Ann Constantino and Jay Sooter will be bird walk co-leaders.

All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in they two- to three-hour walk.

Binoculars are not provided. Water and a hat with a brim recommended.

Parking is available at Tooby Park near the playground across Sprowl Creek Road from the Community Park Main Entrance.

Meet at 8 a.m. The walk heads west past the barn and horse stables if participants are late.

For more information, call 707-943-9786.

Buddhist retreat hosts weekend seminar

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Tibetan Buddhist retreat center in Leggett welcomes the community to a weekend seminar on Chöd, “the practice of ‘cutting through’ ego-clinging,” according to a news release from the center. The seminar is July 28-30. Lama Tsultrim Sangpo will lead the group in a traditional daily Chöd practice that combines chanting and visualizations. This practice is known for its hauntingly beautiful melodies and has traditionally been used as part of Buddhist healing rituals, according to the release. Camping and tent cabins are available and meals are provided.

For registration and information, go to, send an email to or call 707-925-0201.

Caregivers can learn stress management

Redwood Caregiver Resource Center in partnership with Adult Day Health and Alzheimer’s Services is offering a workshop called “Managing Caregiver Stress.”

The class facilitated by Alexis Glidewell is July 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The suggested donation for the class is $20. Grants will be provided for respite care for family members who need it in order to attend. Requests for respite must be made by July 21.

Class participants will learn about common triggers for caregiver stress, practical strategies for stress management and relaxation techniques.

Lunches will be available for participants for $5 or participants can bring their own meal.

To register, call 707-542-0282 ext. 100 or 800-834-1636 ext. 100.

Bingo fundraiser for interpretive center

Lost Coast Interpretive Association is hosting a bingo fundraiser Aug. 5 in Shelter Cove.

Dinner is a hearty baked potato bar and salad for $15 and is served from 6 to 7 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. There will be beer, wine, desserts and live music as well.

Proceeds benefit Lost Coast Interpretive Association’s Summer Adventure Camp and other educational programs.

The event is sponsored by Shelter Cove Pioneers.