Phragmipedium is a genus established in 1896, according to the American Orchid Society. (Courtesy of William Pinnix)


Mission lunch

Eureka: The Eureka Rescue Mission Auxiliary will hold its luncheon Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at Faith Center, 1023 Bay St. The speaker will be Pastor Matt Messner, with music by Marge Hill Taylor. Everyone is in invited to attend and, if able, bring a can of food and $1. The women’s shelter is in need of disposable razors, liquid body wash and adult disposable underwear, sizes medium and large. Paper and plastic bags are needed for the thrift store, too. For more information, call Sigrid at 707-444-3277.


Friendship Circle

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.

On aging

Eureka: The Area 1 Agency on Aging Board of Directors will meet Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the conference room at 434 Seventh St.


Growing orchids

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 each meeting. For more information, visit

Pints fundraiser

Blue Lake: Join Godwit Days for “Birds N Brew,” a Pints for Nonprofits night at Mad River Brewing Company, on Wednesday starting at 5 p.m. Godwit Days connects people with nature through field trips, workshops, boat trips and free community events. One dollar of every beer sold between 1 and 9 p.m. will support this 24th annual spring migration birding festival in mid-April. The Kentucky Warblers will play bluegrass from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will also be a bake sale. Mad River’s tasting room and beer garden is located at 101 Taylor Way. Those who’d like to go birding can meet at the brewery parking lot at 2 p.m. for a field trip led by Gary Bloomfield with a $10 donation. For more information, visit or call 707-826-7050.


Republicans meet

Eureka: Humboldt Republican Women will meet Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 1929 Fourth St. Don Jans from Ventura will speak on “Individualism vs. Collectivism.” Jans is the author of “My Grandchildren’s America” and “The Road To Tyranny.” RSVP to Valerie at 707-839-3543 or Lunch is $20 and a beverage only is $5.

Sorority meets

Eureka: The Gamma Epsilon Master will meet at the home of Phyllis Brown Thursday at 1 p.m. Kathy Fredrickson will be the hostess. Charlotte Greenwood will give a program titled “Medicare and You.” The election of officers for the year 2019-2020 will be held. Chapter Woman of the Year will be chosen. New member Paula Freddrickson was given the welcoming ceremony and welcomed into the club.

Coming Up

Pizza and pints

Eureka: A Pints and Pizza event is set to benefit the Community Bike Kitchen March 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Madrone Taphouse, 421 Third St. One dollar of each pint and 10 percent of pizza sales will support the Bike Kitchen’s continued focus on sharing bicycle repair knowledge and affordable transportation for the community.

Support group

McKinleyville: The McKinleyville Low Vision Support group, “The Bumpers,” invites the public to the group’s next meeting March 25 from 11 a.m. to noon at Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road. There will be a group discussion on what some people consider the taboo topic of “What Can You See?” In the meantime to ask any question about The Bumpers or questions on living independently with vision loss, contact Doug at 707-839-0588 or

Vegan cook-off

Bayside: The 10th annual Vegan Society’s vegan chili cook-off and potluck is slated for March 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Area Foundation, 363 Indianola Road. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Spicy, Most Unusual, Best Mild and Best Overall. This event is free and open to the public, but a suggested donation of $2 to $5 is recommended to cover supplies and rental cost for the room at the Humboldt Area Foundation. Attendees should bring their best pot of vegan chili or a vegan side dish, appetizer, dessert or beverages that will feed seven to 10 guests. Also, bring a place setting for each person, including serving ware. Creating a list of each ingredient in each dish in advance is also encouraged. Vegan means no animal products, including eggs, fish, meat, poultry, dairy, cheese, butter, honey, gelatin or animal derived ingredients.

Healing Day

Arcata: A Community Healing Day is set for March 31 at the Arcata Healing Arts Center, 940 Ninth St. Explore different paths to health with $30 hour-long healing sessions and $10 workshops. Practitioners are offering acupuncture, cupping, energy work, massage, craniosacral therapy, yoni steams, soul nursing, aromatherapy, herbal medicine and more. Participants will enjoy healthy food and drink, as well as opportunities to win additional free healing treatments. To RSVP, go to

Public lecture

Arcata: The HSU Associated Students, AMSA and PreMed clubs are sponsoring a free public lecture by two speakers on health care reform for California and the nation. Dr. Ed Weisbart, professor of medicine, Washington University, St. Louis; and Timothy Faust, New York City author, will discuss “Single-Payer Health Care: Simple, Prudent and Proudly American” April 11 at the Humboldt State University Kate Buchanan Room. Doors open at 5 p.m. Snacks will be provided and there will be time for questions. For disability needs, contact Morgan Bennett at For more information, email or call 707-822-3141.

North Coast Happenings is a free service for clubs, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that wish to publicize events. Send notices one week prior to publication to the Times-Standard Lifestyle Section, by e-mail to, by fax to 441-0501 or by mail to P.O. Box 3580, Eureka, CA, 95502. Include a phone number. The Times-Standard reserves the right to edit for Associated Press style, clarity and to fit available space.




blog comments powered by Disqus