Community roundup: What’s going on in the community

The Garberville Civic Club is raffling off a quilt. Tickets are $5 each or $25 for six tickets.
The Garberville Civic Club is raffling off a quilt. Tickets are $5 each or $25 for six tickets. Contributed
The authors of “Hamilton: Founding Father” will be discussing the book at Garberville library on Sept. 15.
The authors of “Hamilton: Founding Father” will be discussing the book at Garberville library on Sept. 15. Contributed

Expect delays for work on Mattole Road

California State Parks has started a paving project on Mattole Road between U.S. Highway 101 and Grasshopper Road. The roadwork began Sept. 11 and is expected to continue through the first week of October.

Motorists are advised there will be up to 30 minute traffic delays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Starting Sept. 18, on Mondays and Wednesdays, Mattole Road will be closed to through traffic between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Book signing and talk at Garberville library

Ray Raphael and Marie Raphael, authors of “Hamilton: Founding Father,” will give a talk and sign books Sept. 15 at the Garberville branch of the library. Copies of the book will be available for the signing. The event is at 5 p.m.

Audubon Society to hold monthly bird walk

The September bird walk with the Redwood Region Audubon Society is set for Sept. 16 at 8 a.m. at the Southern Humboldt Community Park. Kyle Keegan is set to lead the bird walk. All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate. The hike will take about two to three hours.

Participants are encourage to bring water and a snack. Binoculars are not provided, but are often shared. Parking is available near the Tooby Park playground .

For more information, call 707-943-9786,

Picnic in the Park at Community Park

The inaugural Picnic in the Park is set for Sept. 16 at Southern Humboldt Community Park from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

“We are taking this chance to finally celebrate and we’re looking forward to having a nice evening with community members,” said Kathryn Lobato, executive director of the Community Park in a statement. “We feel like this is the launch of the Community Park – we’re finally a Park that can host these types of intimate events now.”

The Southern Humboldt Community Park is located a mile from the Garberville town center, at 934 Sprowl Creek Road, across from Tooby Memorial Park. Admission to Picnic in the Park is $20 for adults – kids ages 12 and younger are free.

For more information, call the Park Office at (707-923-2928 or email

Sanctuary Forest to lead restoration hike

Sanctuary Forest is leading a restoration forestry Sept. 17, led by board president and Mattole Salmon Group restorationist Campbell Thompson, the group’s lands program director Galen Doherty and Tim Metz of Restoration Forestry. Hikers will get a first-hand look at the use of forest management to accelerate the recovery of old-growth conditions, comprehensive road upgrades and the recently completed salmon habitat enhancement structures. Meet at the Sanctuary Forest office at 10 a.m., bring a lunch and water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. The hike is free, but donations are accepted.

For more information, email, or call 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.

Garberville Civic Club raffling off quilt

The Garberville Civic Club is selling tickets for a quilt made by Teresa Green, the daughter of one of the club’s members. Tickets for the quilt $5 each or $25 for six tickets. The drawing will take place on Oct. 9.

For more information about raffle tickets call Mary Balletta at 707-223-5990, Pat Kimes at 707-943-3334, or Deanna Taylor at 707-498-4450.

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