Community roundup: What’s happening in the community

Custom displays with glass shelves are for sale by retiring optometrist Roy Baker.
Custom displays with glass shelves are for sale by retiring optometrist Roy Baker. Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce — Contributed
Hike leaders John Jennings and Eric Shafer will provide an introduction to map reading and navigation at an upcoming Sanctuary Forest hike.
Hike leaders John Jennings and Eric Shafer will provide an introduction to map reading and navigation at an upcoming Sanctuary Forest hike. Sanctuary Forest — Contributed

Office furniture for sale as optometrist retires

Roy Baker, a Southern Humboldt County optometrist, is selling office furniture as he readies himself for retirement. His office closed Aug. 31, according to a release from a Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce. The furniture available includes custom displays with glass shelves and internal lighting made by Redway furniture maker Dan Primerano, conference room or reception chairs, and a credit card terminal made by Verifone. For more information, contact Baker at rbaker@asis.com.

Teen theater company production to begin

Recycled Youth, a teen theater company, is looking for other teens to participate in its 20th year of production. The first meeting is Sept. 5 from 3:45 to 6:15 p.m. The plan is to create a show with music that will be performed in early December. Participants must be 13 to 18 years old. For more information including the location of the meeting, call 707-923-5274.

Sanctuary Forest has several upcoming events

Sanctuary Forest will be hosting a handful of events in September.

On Sept. 10, Sanctuary Forest board member Stuart Moskowitz will lead a hike to Big Red. It will be held in the section of Mattole headwaters forest that is rarely entered by humans. Big Red is a 2,000 year old tree. Meet at the Sanctuary Forest office in Whitethorn at 8:45 a.m. Bring a lunch, plenty of water and shoes appropriate for a five-mile hike on uneven terrain. The hike will end around 4 or 5 p.m.

Also on Sept. 10, Sanctuary Forest will host a map ready and land navigation hike from Nadelos Campground to Chemise Mountain. Hike leaders Eric Shafer and John Jennings will lead an introduction to map reading and compass use as part of the hike. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Sanctuary Forest office in Whitethorn. Bring a compass, lunch and water.

Sanctuary Forest invites the public to its naming ceremony Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. The candlelight ceremony includes poetry and music and will take place in the forest sanctuary of the Mattole River headwaters. Those recognized in the naming ceremony will reflect donors in the past year.

For more information about these events, contact anna@sanctuary.org or call 707-986-1087 ext. 9#.

Kunle Centre to host candlelight vigil

The Kunle Centre is hosting a candlelight vigil for peace and justice. The event is co-sponsored by the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom and the L-Word in honor of the International Day of Peace. The Sept. 20 event will be at the gazebo in Old Town Eureka from 7 to 8 p.m. and people from across the county are invited. Music will be provided by Raging Grannies and Jan Bramlett. For more information, call 707-599-2381 or 707-442-3588.

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