Community roundup: What’s going on around town

Southern Humboldt school district has board vacancy

The Southern Humboldt Unified School Distric Board of Trustees has a vacancy after the resignation of Jeff Henderson that was effective March 9.

The board opted to appoint someone to fill out the remainder of Henderson’s term — the seat is up for election in November.

Those who are interested in being considered for the appointment should contact Brandy Pancoast for an application at 110 School Road in Miranda or send an email to Applications must be submitted by the April 19 4 p.m. deadline to be considered.

To serve on a school board, applicants must be U.S. citizens, be 18 years old or old, a resident of the school district, a registered voter and must not be disqualified by the constitution or laws of the state from holding office.

The board of trustees will interview applicants May 3 during the regular board meeting at 4:30 p.m. at Redway School.

Hospice hosts annual spring gala

The Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice will be hosting its sixth annual spring gala fundraiser April 7 at Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro in Garberville. The event begins at 6 p.m.

The event with “A Caribbean Affair” as the theme will have Cecil’s decorated in a tropical paradise and a special Caribbean menu including jerk chicken, empanadas, coconut rice and mango salsa.

Marisa Formosa and George Mooney will be providing “smooth sounds,” according to a release from Heart of the Redwoods. The Mixed Nuts will also be providing musical entertainment. There will also be a photo booth, face painting and a silent auction.

Tickets to the fundraiser event are $100 and are available at the hospice office, The Blue Moon and at Cecil’s.

Soroptimist to hold spring fling, bingo

Soroptimist of the Redwoods is holding its second Spring Fling Shopping and Bingo event April 8 at the Redway School gym from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food will be offered by South Fork High School’s senior class and a variety of vendors will have items for sale.

Healy Senior Center will be having an informational booth and Garberville Civic Club will also be there with a booth.

Bingo will be played in two sessions: The first starts at 11 a.m. and a second at 2 p.m. Each session costs $10. Extra games can be purchased for $1 and dobbers are available.

Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Soroptimist programs, which help improve the lives of women and girls.

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