Community roundup: What’s going on around the area

Tanya Lynne  in “Immigrants” by Marice Mendels as part of “Randomonium.”
Tanya Lynne in “Immigrants” by Marice Mendels as part of “Randomonium.” Contributed

Food pantry to be open mid-month

Food commodities will be provided and distributed at the food pantry on Maple Lane and Locust Street at the Christian Science Reading Room. The pantry will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. March 14 and from 10:30 a.m. to noon on March 15.

The commodities for this month are chicken, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, raisins, carrots, pinto beans, grape juice, milk, breads, various fruits and vegetables, and more.

Individuals are asked to “self-certify” that they are eligible by signing in. Recipients should bring bags or boxes. Commodities from the USDA are only available to individuals one time per month.

For more information, please call 707-223-2430.

2 events planned at A Frame this month

A poetry slam is set for March 16 at 6 p.m. at A Frame, across from Redway Feed. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bring poems to share.

On March 18 a Holy One Jam is taking place.

For more information, contact Paul Encimer at 707-683-5772 or email

‘Randomonium’ opens March 16

Random People Theatre presents a community theatre event with “Randomonium: Fragments, figments, foibles and fancies.”

Dates are March 16 to 18 at the Redwood Playhouse in Garberville on Sprowel Creek Road.

The event features the work of local writers and actors who have volunteered their time and effort to craft a topical and whimsical show for the entertainment of all.

Friday and Saturday the doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a 7 p.m. curtain. On Sunday, the performance will be a matinee with the doors opening at 1:30 p.m. and curtain at 2 p.m. Tickets at the door cost $15 to $20.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner helps schools

The annual Save Our Schools St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be offered at Redway School on March 17. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. with musical performances by Redway School’s younger grades and South Fork High School student displays. All proceeds from the fundraiser support local schools.

Adult dinner is $15 and seniors and children younger than 10 are $12. Drinks will be served by sixth-grade Redway School students and desserts will benefit the class of 2021.

Tsunami siren testing planned

On March 20 throughout the day, district staff of the Shelter Cove Volunteer Fire Department will be commissioning and testing its first of three tsunami sirens, according to a Resort Improvement District news release.

Testing will also occur on March 28 between 11 a.m. and noon as part of a countywide communications test. The siren is located adjacent to the district’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The district urges members of the public to not be alarmed if they hear alarms on either of the scheduled dates. It also reminds residents that they do not need to take any action during the tests; to not call 911 or local authorities regarding the tests; and to not evacuate their home or business because of the tests.

Fiesta fundraiser aids care group

The Fiesta Bingo and dinner is set for March 25.

The event is a fundraiser for Two Rivers Community Care Group that helps residents with a life threatening illness or hospice care along state Route 36 and surrounding areas from Bridgeville to Ruth Lake.

The event will take place at the Van Duzen Community Center on Van Duzen Road in Mad River.

The taco salad buffet starts at 4:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 5:30 p.m. with several prizes. Dinner costs $10, children ages 5-12 costs $5, those younger than 5 are free.

For more information, call the Bridgeville Community Center at 707-777-1775.

Hospice holds annual gala at Cecil’s

Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice will be celebrating its sixth annual spring gala “A Caribbean Affair” on April 7 at Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro in Garberville from 6 p.m. until midnight. An evening of Caribbean-inspired food, music and fun is planned. Marisa Formosa and George Mooney will be opening for the eclectic dance band with a steel pan “The Mixed Nuts” from Mendocino.

Tickets are $80 per person in March but increase to $100 starting April 1. Tickets are available at the Blue Moon gift shop, HRCH office and at Cecil’s in Garberville.

For more information, call HRCH office 707-923-7276.

Eel River Holistics offers new class

Magdalena Weinstein-Comen and Audrya Chancellor are traveling from the Mendocino Coast to offer this in-depth yoga and sound immersion workshop on April 8.

Through a blend of yoga, functional movement, biomechanics, self-myofascial massage with therapy balls, breath techniques and yoga nidra, the class allows participants to expand personal embodiment. The class also offers sound healing through tuning forks, didgeridoo, elk medicine drum, crystal bowl and singing.

Contact the instructors to pre-register. Weinstein-Comen can be reached at or 707-813-6828. Chancellor can be reached at or 707-357-5794.

The workshop costs $40 to $55 with a sliding scale.

Community calendar returns to SoHum

Our Lade of the Redwoods Catholic Church is taking over the community calendar, previously offered through the civic club.

Birthdays, anniversaries and memorials can be listed in community calendar for 40 cents per listing. The calendar is for Sept. 1, 2018, through Aug. 31, 2019.

Calendars will go on sale in August 2018 for $7.50 each.

To have items listed, email sohumcommunitycalendar@gmail.ciom or call 707-923-7864.

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