Redwoods Rural Health Center in spotlight

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced Redwoods Rural Health Center of Redway was one of 25 practices statewide to earn the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term relationships with patients and family members. NCQA standards align with the Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established by the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

NCQA’s program is the most widely-adopted PCMH model in the country. One in six eligible physicians in the United States practices in an NCQA-Recognized PCMH.

Dancing in your socks

You can dance your socks off at the Sock Hop on Friday, Feb. 16, 7-10 p.m. with Deejay Little Rock providing the music.

Wear your best socks, and bring some free ones too for the sockless and add your shine to the newly burnished floor of the recently opened Respite Center in Redway housed in the A-Frame on Briceland Road across from Redway Feed. The Center will continue the work of the old Garberville Bookstore as a human resource and service center.

Give yourself a break and boogie in your socks.

This is a benefit for the Epling/Hurst Respite Center, a project of CHILL.

Donations only — no shoes or alcohol inside — call 707-923-4488 for more info.

Monthly bird walk

“The Redwood Region Audubon Society will hold its monthly bird walk at the Southern Humboldt Community Park on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Binoculars are not provided (but often shared!)

Water and a hat with a brim recommended. Bring a snack if you like.

We will park for our walk at Tooby Park near the playground on Sprowl Creek Road across from the Community Park Main Entrance which is about 1/2 mile from Garberville on Sprowl Creek Road.

If you arrive late, we will be heading West past the farmhouse, the barn and the horse stable . We sometimes spend a few minutes checking out the river from Tooby Park and then setting off for the main park and then walking toward the farmhouse.

No dogs please.

For more information please call: 707-923-7227

New rectory at Our Lady of the Redwoods

To celebrate the 56th anniversary of Our Lady of the Redwoods Catholic Church becoming part of the newly developed Diocese of Santa Rosa (Feb. 21, 1962), we will have the blessing of our new rectory. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Mass will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by the blessing and then a potluck.

Our Lady of The Redwoods Catholic church is located at 515 Maple Lane, Garberville. Lenten schedule 2018:

• Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14): Mass at 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of The Redwoods church.

• Stations of The Cross on Saturdays during Lent at 4:30 p.m. at Our Lady of The Redwoods church beginning Feb. 17 through March 24. Mass to follow at 5:00 p.m.

• Our Lady of The Redwoods church will be open on Mondays during Lent from 5:30 to 6:30 for personal prayer and quiet reflection time from Feb. 19 through March 26.

Ossagon Trail to Carruthers Cove hike

The North Group Sierra Club invites the public to a 4.5 mile hike on Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park’s Ossagon Trail to Carruthers Cove on Saturday, Feb. 24. Carpools meet at 9 a.m. at the Ray’s Valley West shopping center in Arcata. Come and hike this medium difficulty trail from south to north, a little over two miles of beach walking. We will drop off a car at the Carruthers end and the tide table shows an ebbing tide conducive to this late-winter coastal adventure. Bring water, lunch, and hiking footwear. No dogs. Contact leader Ned for more info at 707-825-3652 or Heavy rain cancels.

Get your Girl Scout Cookies while supplies last

Girl Scout Cookie sales are Feb. 1 until March 5. To get your Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, and Savannah Smiles — plus a new cookie, Girl Scouts S’mores and a gluten-free cookie, visit and search our Online Cookie Locator or download our Mobile App to find cookies near you!

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