Community roundup: What’s going on in the community

Kim Reid is the featured artist in August at the Mateel Community Center. This is her work titled “Big Red.”
Kim Reid is the featured artist in August at the Mateel Community Center. This is her work titled “Big Red.” Kim Reid — contributed
Sanctuary Forest and Humboldt Redwood Company are offering an Aug. 12 to examine forestry practices.
Sanctuary Forest and Humboldt Redwood Company are offering an Aug. 12 to examine forestry practices. Sanctuary Forest — contributed

Rio Dell artist featured at Matee in Augustl

Rio Dell artist Kim Reid has been working on a series of portraits of giant sequoias and is the featured artist throughout August at the Mateel Community Center.

She is a professional freelance graphic artist and illustrator with over 30 years of published experience, according to a news release.

She is selling limited edition prints, both framed and unframed.

Included in her collection is “Big Red,” an image of an estimated 2,000-year-old sequoia located in the Mattole headwaters forest that is rarely seen by humans.

During a recent hike to the tree, she said, “It was long, grueling and amazing, it took 16 of us reaching finger tip to finger tip encircling this giant in one big hug.”

Other new works in the collection include, “New Growth Sequoia and Clintonia Blooms” and “King of the Forest Calling.”

Cannabis chamber mixer set for Aug. 10

The August mixer of the Humboldt Cannabis Chamber of Commerce will be at Persimmons Garden Gallery in Redway on Aug. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This month’s host is Wonderland Nursery. This mixer will feature words from Kevin Jodrey of Wonderland Nursery, live music by Savannah Rose Band and snacks provided by Sweet Basil Catering. An assortment of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win prizes. For more information, go to humboldtcannabischamber.com.

Hike to examine forestry practices

Sanctuary Forest and the Humboldt Redwood Company will be leading a hike in the Yager and Lawrence Creek watersheds to look at contemporary forestry practices on Aug. 12.

This hike will provide a first-hand viewing of forestry, conservation and restoration on Humboldt Redwood Company lands. A forester and wildlife biologist will provide information of recent timber operations in the area.

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Humboldt Redwood Company’s main office at 125 Main St. in Scotia. Participants will return to the office no later than 2:30 p.m. Participants with high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles are asked to help with carpooling. The hike is free, although donations are accepted. For more information, email anna@sanctuaryforest.org or go to www.sanctuaryforest.org.

Middle Eastern dance party Aug. 12

Rockin’ Rubies Belly Dance will host “Hafla: A Middle Eastern Dance Party” on Aug. 12 at Beginnings in Briceland.

Performers from Southern Humboldt County will provide an evening of belly dancing to music from Persia to Morocco.

Food will be served by South Fork High School students to raise funds for the Presbyterian church fire restoration and for the performing arts program at the high school.

Register for youth photo workshop

Registration is open for the upcoming “Adventure in Photography Workshop and Contest” offered through the Shelter Cove Arts and Recreation Foundation.

This is the second year the workshop and contest have been offered. Space is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshop will be on Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shelter Cove Community Clubhouse.

Workshop winners will receive first-, second- and third-place ribbons in three age groups — ages 6-8, 9-12 and 13-16. Honorable mention ribbons will also be awarded to those children who do not receive a first, second or third place ribbon.

To learn more about the workshop or to register a child, contact Diana Forsyth at 707-358-0362 or email Diana4syth@gmail.com.

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