Teen singers

McKinleyville: The Redwood Teen Challenge traveling choir will share songs and testimonies at The Church on the Rock, 2333 McKinleyville Ave., Sunday during the 10 a.m. service. A special offering will be received for Redwood Teen Challenge. For more information, call 707-839-7993.

Music ministry

Fortuna: A Country Gospel Service is set for Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Fortuna, 2132 Smith Lane. Old and contemporary gospel tunes will be led by the Country Grace band. For more information, call Pastor Paul at 707-725-2995.

Book club

Eureka: The Conscious Living Book Club will meet Friday, Oct. 19, to discuss “The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran. All ages are welcome. This group meets the first and third Fridays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center, 1910 California St. Parking is free.

Series on aging

McKinleyville: The Church of the Joyful Healer, 1444 Central Ave., will present a free two-week “Series on Aging” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. On Oc.t 25, information about Social Security, Medicare and avoiding scams will be presented by a representative of the Area 1 Agency on Aging. The Petrusha Law firm will also share information on wills and estate planning. On Nov. 1, Redwood Coast Village, Humboldt Senior Resource Center, McKinleyville Senior Center, Redwood Community Action Agency, Mad River Adult Day Care, PG&E and Redwood Coast EnergyAuthority will share assistance resources for seniors to remain in their homes. To reserve transportation assistance, call 707-839-5691. For more information about the series, email

Heaven Now

Eureka: First Church of Christ Scientist of Eureka and Christian Science Society of Arcata will present a lecture, “Experiencing Heaven Now,” Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way. The presenter will be Mary Bothwell, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship and a Christian Science practitioner from Pasadena. She’ll discuss how people experience heaven in their daily lives, what the role of spirituality is in healing and how lives are transformed through prayer. For more information, call 707-442-1122.

Meditation weekend

Leggett: Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center, welcomes community members and practitioners of all levels to a Calm-Abiding practice weekend from Nov. 9 to 12. Lama Kunzang Drolma will lead the group in periods of meditation instruction and practice, contemplation and discussion throughout the days. This practice helps tame the mind so people can attain liberation from deep habitual tendencies. Lodging is available and meals are provided. For registration and more information, visit, email or call 707-925-0201.


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