Eureka: The Eureka Rescue Mission Auxiliary luncheon will be held Monday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3400 E St., from noon to 2 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Don Reed and music is by Ginger Casanova. Everyone is invited to attend the luncheon and, if possible, to bring a can of food and $1. The women’s shelter is in need of hairbrushes, deodorant, razors and tampons. The thrift store is in need of paper or plastic bags. For more information, call Sigrid at 707-444-3277.
Eureka: On Monday, the College of the Redwoods Book of the Year Committee, in coordination with Bike Month Humboldt and the Community Bike Kitchen, will be hosting a free bike clinic in the quad area between the Humanities and Science buildings on the CR main campus. The clinic will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Following the bike clinic, there will be a screening of the documentary “Ovarian Psychos” at 6:30 p.m. in room Humanities 129. “Ovarian Psychos” is about a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the East Side of Los Angeles who confront injustice, build community, and redefine identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psychos Cycle Brigade. This film ties to the CR Book of the Year, “The Madonnas of Echo Park” by Brando Skyhorse, because both concern Latino culture in the greater LA area. Part of the Book of the Year Committee’s goal in choosing this book was to help educate students, faculty, staff and community members about Latino culture. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 707-476-4370.
Eureka: The Friendship Circle dance takes place every Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road. Admission is $5. Coffee and snacks are provided (you can bring your own drinks). Everyone is welcome. Live music will be provided by Eureka Brass.
Bayside: The Humboldt Folk Dancers invite the public to an evening of dance and song with the virtuosic group, Bulgarika, performing traditional vocal and instrumental music Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m. Drummer and dance expert Michael Ginsburg will teach a dance workshop for all levels of dancers. There will be a potluck dinner followed by a concert and dance party at the Bayside Community Hall, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. The cost for the dance workshop is $7 or $5 senior/student. The evening concert and dance party is $12 general and $10 for students/seniors. For a complete schedule and more information, go to humboldtfolkdancers.org or call 707-496-6734.
Eureka: The Humboldt Accordionaires will meet Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at the Humboldt Swiss Club, 5403 Tompkins Hill Road. Festivities, including music, dancing and singing, are open to the public. Admission is by donation. Bring finger food to share. For more information call 707-442-6546.
Eureka: The Area 1 Agency on Aging Board of Directors will meet Tuesday at 4 p.m. at 434 Seventh St. For more information, call Suzy at 707-442-3763, ext. 224.
Eureka: The Humboldt Orchid Society will meet Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive. Everyone is welcome, and no orchid growing experience is necessary. Bring in healthy plants for “show and tell” or a sick one for expert growing advice. Growers of bromeliads and carnivorous plants are also welcome. A free raffle is held at each meeting. For more information, go to www.humboldtorchids.org.
Arcata: Join Dr. Allison Bronson as she talks about 400 years of shark evolution during a free lecture Friday from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Learning Laboratory at HSU’s Natural History Museum, 1242 G. St. Bronson is an ichthyologist and paleontologist focusing on early shark evolution. She uses novel techniques such as CT scanning and synchrotron tomography, and will share some of her research. Arrive early for a good seat. Donations are appreciated.
Manila: Join Friends of the Dunes naturalist Ashley Hansen for “Nature Story Time” Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane. Geared for ages 3 to 6 but open to everyone, Nature Story Time focuses on local wildlife and is paired with a simple craft project, props and fun movement activities. This month’s topic is Halloween themed. For more information or to reserve a space, email email@example.com or call 707-444-1397.
Manila: Friends of the Dunes is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Spooky Dunes event. This sugar-free Halloween event is a guided tour of the dunes for kids and their adults, complete with spooky and silly characters, games and activities along the way. Volunteers are needed to be characters as well as tour guides. A required training is set for Oct. 24 from 5 to 6 p.m. and the event is Oct. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. Especially needed are Spanish-speaking volunteers. For more information or to reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arcata: Soroptimist International of Arcata invites the public to its annual fall salad luncheon Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Leavey Hall, 1730 Janes Road. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from any Soroptimist club member. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 years and free for those under 6. Enjoy a luncheon of ham and turkey, an assortment of salads, rolls and dessert. Beverages are also included. Take-outs will be available. Proceeds will be used for Soroptimist’s community service projects. For more information, contact Marge Dimmick at 707-822-0539 or Elena David at 707-822-3579.
Arcata: Nurses Night Out! will present “Friday Night at the Movies” with a screening of the documentary “End Game” Oct. 26 at 5:45 p.m. at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Advanced Care Planning activities. This is a free event, and refreshments will be available for purchase at the theater. CEUs are available. Make a reservation at http://omicronomega.nursingsociety.org.
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