Aerial view of the Van Arken watershed. – SUBMITTED — PHOTO BY Thomas Dunklin

Among this week’s items of note:

Many cultures, one square

Music springing from Cuba, Macedonia, New Orleans, Columbia, Serbia, and the SoHum Redwoods will ring out at the Farmer’s Market this Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

The Garberville Town Band (GTB), the local 11 piece wind and drum band, will play tunes from the U.S., the Balkan region, and Latin America.

“We have folks from around the world living here. The band loves all this music so much, we thought a concert on the Town Square sharing this music with everyone was perfect,” says Andy Barnett, GTB band leader.

The GTB was founded by Barnett and Gregg Moore, an Arcata-based international authority on world brass band traditions. Trombonist Jimmy Durschlag plays with the band and has arranged several tunes from latin America for the band.

Barnett has penned hip-hop and second-line grooves for the group.

The band will play their international music at the Farmers Market this Friday, June 30, from noon to 2 p.m.

Sanctuary Forest’s upcoming radio hour on KMUD

Please tune in to KMUD on Thursday, June 29 at 7 p.m. for the Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour. With redwood timber prices approaching their historic highs, the approval of the Van Arken THP, and land conservation funding scarce the fate of the Van Arken watershed is uncertain. Join Galen Doherty, Sanctuary Forest Lands Program Director, to hear the latest updates on their campaign to save Van Arken and to learn why this project is so important and what sets it apart from the work that Sanctuary Forest has done in the past. Galen will have several specialists including Rob Diperna calling in to discuss the Van Arken campaign, the THP, and much more!

The last 30 minutes of the show will be call-in. KMUD looks forward to hearing your thoughts!

Sanctuary Forest is a land trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual and intrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community.

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