Eureka: The North Coast Aviation Society will have its luncheon meeting Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 445 Herrick Ave. The program, “Pacific Chipper,” will be presented by Jack Moore and Arlene Hartin.
Eureka: The North Group Sierra Club invites the public to a 13.5-mile round-trip, medium difficulty hike on Grasshopper Peak Trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park on Monday. This springtime adventure will go to the top of the 3,379-foot mountain before the days start getting too warm. Revel in wildflowers, lush old-growth redwoods and, weather permitting, vistas near and far of the Mattole and Eel River Country, the Lassics and the Avenue of the Giants. See the succession of forest recovery since the 2003 Canoe Fire burned a portion of Grasshopper Peak’s southern flank. Bring lunch, lots of water, dress for the weather and wear hiking footwear. (No dogs, please.) Carpools meet at 8 a.m. at the Herrick. Park ‘n’ ride off U.S. Highway 101 South. Contact leader Ned for more information at 707-825-3652 (message phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Heavy rain cancels the trip.
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.
Read to a dog
Eureka: Young readers and storytellers are invited to the PAWS to Read program at the Eureka Main Library on Wednesday between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. After the parent or guardian signs up at the desk in the children’s room, each family will meet registered therapy dog Eele and her human, Joan, for a short reading session. The PAWS to Read program is offered on the second Wednesday of the month. The library’s programs and services are free, and accessible to persons with disabilities. The library is located at 1313 Third St. For more information or to ask for accessibility assistance, call 707-269-1910.
Eureka: The College of the Redwoods Clay Club will host its spring ceramics sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Administration Building lobby of the CR Eureka main campus. The sale will feature work made by CR students, professors and staff. Proceeds from the sale go directly to student artists and to the Clay Club, which supports special projects in the Art Department such as visiting artists, campus activities, and student field trips. Utilitarian pottery, planters, sculptural objects, raku vessels, wood-fired wares, jewelry and more will be available to purchase. For more information, contact the Arts and Humanities office at 707-476-4559.
Eureka: The AT&T Redwood Life Member Telephone Pioneers meet the second Wednesday of every month with the exception of July and August at The Village Pantry, 1912 Broadway. For more information, call Joni at 707-725-3011.
Eureka: The Redwood Region Audubon Society will hold its monthly conservation meeting on Thursday at noon at Rita’s Margaritas and Mexican Grill, 1111 Fifth St. For more information, call 707-445-8311.
Eureka: Do you have a rose you would love to enter in the Humboldt Rose Society Rose Show on June 9? Come to the Rose Society’s next meeting Thursday and learn tips and techniques for displaying a rose. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church at 15th and H streets (entry on 15th) in Eureka. Ample parking is available at 14th and G streets. There are refreshments, door prizes and information on rose cultivation. For questions, call 707-822-4716 or email email@example.com.
Eureka: The Society of Humboldt County Pioneers will meet at noon Friday at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road. There will be a potluck luncheon, a short business meeting and a program presented by Fr. Rev. Michael Cloney. Cloney is also a genealogy researcher for the extended Cloney family and will talk about the Irish immigration and the Cloney family in Humboldt County. Guests are welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for Food for People and a potluck dish to share. Make sure to label dishes that comply with dietary issues such as gluten or dairy allergies. Coffee and tea will be provided. For more information, call Dona at 707-822-4999.
Eureka: Parents and young children are invited to a “Baby Sign Workshop” at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, in the children’s story room of the Eureka Main Library, 1313 Third St. This month’s theme is “Leah’s Farm.” The program begins with a video, and allows time for individual and small-group practice. Presenter Angie Petroske has been using signs with her children for years. Children are welcome at this informal, free workshop. The library’s programs and services are free, and accessible to persons with disabilities. For more information or to ask for accessibility assistance, call 707-269-1910. This program is being sponsored by First 5 Humboldt.
Trinidad: California State Parks invites volunteers to Trinidad State Beach on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon for an English ivy pulling party in the Sitka spruce forest. Meet at the paved parking lot of Stagecoach Road in Trinidad. Pulling out invasive English ivy is a moderate activity and participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes for walking off trail, bring a lopper if they have one, and bring a hat, work gloves and water. Extra gloves and tools are available for volunteers. Work locations are less than a half-mile hike from the trailhead. All participants will receive one free day-use pass to Patrick’s Point State Park. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact Michelle Forys at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-677-3109.
Eureka: The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon on Saturday in the restaurant of the Red Lion Hotel, 1929 Fourth St. All who attended local schools are welcome to join in for friendly conversation and a no-host lunch. For more information or to make reservations to attend, call Peggy at 707-443-2933.
Eureka: Are you ready to run your own business? Kids interested in learning, earning and fun are invited to the Eureka Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday to hear about Lemonade Day, pick up a free participant backpack and register for the June 1 event. Get free tips on planning your lemonade stand, taste-test some lemonade flavors, and work on signs to promote your business. Lemonade Day is designed to help kids become business leaders, community volunteers, and forward-thinking citizens. Humboldt Lemonade Day is presented by the Arcata Economic Development Corporation and the Decade of Difference, and sponsored by many local businesses. Find more information at https://lemonadeday.org/humboldt-county. The Humboldt County Library’s programs and services are free, and accessible to persons with disabilities. The library is located at 1313 Third St. For more information or to ask for accessibility assistance, call 707-269-1910.
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