Community roundup: What’s going on in the area

Sanctuary Forest is hosting an EdVenture hike on July 7 at King Range Conservation Area.
Sanctuary Forest is hosting an EdVenture hike on July 7 at King Range Conservation Area. Sanctuary Forest — Contributed

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More bus services to Southern Humboldt

Starting Monday, bus service to Southern Humboldt will expand with service seven days a week between July and October. There will be service six days a week outside of those months.

The Humboldt Transit Authority voted in June to expand its Southern Humboldt service, which runs from Eureka to Benbow.

“It has been a wonderful experience to work with community along with the staff and Board of HTA toward such a great improvement to Southern Humboldt bus service,” said 2nd District Supervisor Estelle Fennell. “Not only do we have weekend service, but riders from north and south can now access and visit the numerous wonderful Redwood Groves along the Avenue of the Giants at very low cost. What a wonderful way to celebrate the natural beauty all around us.”

The new schedule features five daily southbound trips on weekdays and six northbound trips. On weekends, there will be two daily southbound trips and three trips back north. Weekend service also includes 10 stops along the Avenue of the Giants.

A ride on the Southern Humboldt line will cost $6.25, and you can pay for your fare in person or using the Token Transit app. Reduced bus fare programs are available.

To plan your trip, go or us the Transit app on your phone. Southern Humboldt buses are well-ventilated and have free wifi.

The change in service also includes the elimination of the local Southern Humboldt route, which ran exclusively between the communities of South Fork, Phillipsville, Redway, Garberville and Benbow.

Fireworks show set for July 4 at state park

The Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 16th annual fireworks celebration July 4 at Benbow State Park. The fireworks begin at dusk — around 9 p.m. Parking is $20 per car. A food truck is expected to be available.

Donations and volunteers are sought for the event. Contact Jenny Early at 707-923-2613 got more information.

Hospice holds evening of fun in Town Square

Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice will host an evening of family fun at the Garberville Town Square on July 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. Barbecue burgers, hotdogs, tofu and salads will be available as well as beer, wine, Prosecco and sparkling juice. The barbecue meal is $15.

Activities and entertainment includes a ping-pong tournament with prizes and a pocket raffle. Karaoke and tunes from DJ Mumzer will be available.

Heart of the Redwoods is celebrating 25 years of service and expressing our gratitude to the community for its support.

Take an EdVenture quest through the county

Join Sanctuary Forest and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association on July 7 as they lead participants ages 7-12 on the Hidden Valley Trail at the King Range National Conservation Area, one of three Redwood EdVenture Quests in Southern Humboldt. Environmental lessons and fun activities on the Hidden Valley hike will focus on ecosystems, landmarks, native plants, wildflowers, animals and local history. The moderate hike requires parent or guardian attendance. There is an opportunity for teens ages 13 and up to act as junior docents, call Sanctuary Forest at 707-986-1087 ext. 9# for more information.

All children who attend will go home with a Junior Ranger patch.

RSVPs are suggested for this hike, but not required. Bring a lunch, water, sun protection, and close-toed shoes.

Meet at the Hidden Valley Campground at 11 a.m., hike will finish by 2:30 p.m.

Directions to the meeting place can be found at . Hope to see you there!

Senior monk visits Leggett Tibetan retreat

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, the Tibetan retreat center in Leggett, plays host to visiting teacher Lama Tsultrim Sangpo each summer, a senior monk and chant master at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Kathmandu. The lama joins the retreat to teach the Buddhist studies summer program as well as special weekend programs.

Community members can visit Gomde to join in daily summer classes (Wednesday through Sunday) of 11 a.m. meditation instruction, 2 p.m. History of Buddhism and 4 p.m. Lojong (mind-training) teachings.

Email or call 707-925-0201 to plan a visit for the classes.

Feet First to perform in Town Square

The Feet First Dancers is announcing a series of summer dance get-togethers at the Garberville Town Square. Beginning on July 23, the group will offer six weeks of instruction on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The first three weeks will feature line dancing and the second three weeks will be swing dancing. Be sure to wear supportive shoes as the ground surface is uneven.

For more information, call 707-923-3256.

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