Community roundup: What’s going on in the area

Donations sought for food baskets

The Family Resource Center is partnering with the women’s shelter and the veteran’s association and the Mateel Community Center to provide holiday food baskets to families in the community who need extra support during the holiday season.

Monetary donations, holiday food and warm clothing are sought for the baskets.

Items can be dropped off at the Family Resource Center between Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 707-923-1147.

Habitat restoration workshops planned

Two workshops are planned to discuss habitat restoration for the South Fork Eel River. The workshops, with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will help identify priority projects.

The first workshop is Nov. 27 at Beginnings Octagon, 5 Cemetery Road, in Redway from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The second workshop is at Harwood Hall, 44400 Willis Ave., in Laytonville on Nov. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Julie Weeder at 707-825-5168 or email

Small Business Saturday celebrated

On Nov. 25, Southern Humboldt County businesses plan to take part in Small Business Saturday. Participating stores are in Garberville, Redway, Meadows Business Park and Miranda.

For more information, email the Southern Humboldt Chamber at

Wildfire preparedness workshops coming up

Free community wildfire preparedness workshops are being offered by the Humboldt County Resources Planning Division and the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council.

The workshops will cover what steps can be taken to prepare one’s home and family for wildfire. Fire service representatives and local community organizations will be on hand to meet with residents.

The first workshop is set for Nov. 27 at Fortuna Fire Hall, 320 S. Fortuna Blvd., in Fortuna from 5 to 8 p.m. The open house and meal is at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. Tri-tip sandwiches will be provided by the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and donations will benefit the Eel River Valley Fire Explorers.

The second workshop will be at the Mattole Grange, 36512 Mattole Road, in Petrolia. The event takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. with food and beverages provided by the Lower Mattole Fire Safe Council. The Lower Mattole Fire Safe Council meeting is at 4 p.m., dinner is at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 5:30 p.m.

A third workshop is set for Nov. 30 at the Bridgeville Elementary School gym, 38717 Kneeland Road of state Route 36. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m and the dinner is sponsored by Bridgeville United. The open house and dinner is at 5:30 with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Children’s Winter Faire set for Dec. 2

Beginnings in Briceland is holding its annual Children’s Winter Faire on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Octagon. The holiday faire features food, holiday shopping, local entertainment and opportunities for kids of all ages to create their own works of art at craft tables.

Vendor booth spaces are still available. Musicians, singers, actors, dancers and magicians are invited to perform for the event.

For more information or to reserve a time slot to perform or a table for vending, call 707-923-3617.

Free lecture on sea level rise on Dec. 3

The Lost Coast Interpretive Association is hosting a free lecture on sea level rise Dec. 3 at the Redwood Playhouse in Garberville at 3 p.m.

The lecture, by Michael Furniss, will provide information about how level works, why it matters, what one can expect and what one can do about it. The lecture will talk about what in means to be in the midst of a “slow-motion flood” and what that means for Humboldt County.

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