Eureka: Parents and young children are invited to a “Baby Read and Grow” program at 11 a.m. Friday in the children’s story room of the Eureka Main Library. The program begins with 20 minutes of songs, finger plays and short stories, followed by time for play with developmentally appropriate toys and socializing for both parents and children. The Baby Read and Grow program occurs every first and third Friday of the month. 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 sponsored by First 5 Humboldt.
Eureka: The Humboldt Embroiders’ Guild meets on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Scrapper’s Edge, Fourth and I streets. Due to its popularity last month, the project will focus on Hardanger to stitch. Supplies and instruction to complete this project will be provided at no charge. The Humboldt Embroiders’ Guild meets monthly to promote and practice the age-old art of embroidery. Those who do needlework of all skill levels and ages share experience, knowledge and interest. Anyone interested in embroidery, novice to master embroiderer, is invited to join the guild. Membership in the Humboldt County chapter includes membership in the Embroiders’ Guild of America. For more information, call 707-822-6723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arcata: “Fun with Music Storytime” is set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. Families will gather for a musical experience with shaker eggs, rhythm sticks and scarves. There’s no charge to attend this event, which is sponsored by First 5 Humboldt and Friends of Arcata Library.
Arcata: The movie “Small Foot” will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. This slapstick comedy starring Channing Tatum and Zendaya is rated PG and runs about 90 minutes. There’s no charge to attend this screening, which is sponsored by Friends of Arcata Library.
Arcata: The Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a free public field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday. Bring binoculars for birding and meet leader Tony Kurz in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. The trip ends around 11 a.m.
Garberville: Join members of the Redwood Region Audubon Society on a bird walk in the Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville on Saturday. Meet leader Tom Leskiw at 9 a.m. in Tooby Park, one mile out Sprowel Creek Road on the right. The walk is an easy two- to three-hour stroll. If you’re late, you can easily catch up by walking toward the barn. Organic, shade grown coffee and extra binoculars are usually provided. No dogs, please. A Porta-potty is available on the trail. Contact Jay Sooter at 707-923-2695 or email Jaysooter10@gmail.com for more information. Heavy rain cancels the outing.
Eureka: A Swedish pancake breakfast will be served Sunday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road. Breakfast costs $8.
Bike to breakfast
Eureka: Join fellow bicyclists on a ride for Swedish pancakes Sunday at the Moose Lodge (see listing above for breakfast details). Bicyclists will meet Rick Knapp, president of the Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Association, at 9 a. m. at the Old Town Gazebo. He’ll lead the ride to the Moose Lodge. May is Bike Month. This is one of many events planned by the Bike Month Humboldt Coalition. Rain cancels the riding part of the event, but not the Swedish pancakes. For more information, call Rick at 707-499-5918.
Eureka: Join members of the Redwood Region Audubon Society on Sunday on a field trip to the Eureka Waterfront. Meet at 9 a.m. by the concrete fishing pier at the foot of West Del Norte Street, where everyone will scope for birds off the public dock until all participants assemble. Everyone will then walk the Hikshari’ Trail to the south, birding along the trail towards the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary. Contact Ralph Bucher at 707-499-1247 or email email@example.com for more information.
Arcata: The Redwood Coast Woodturners will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. at Almquist Lumber, 5301 Boyd Road. Robert Lelonde will demonstrate how to make small hollow forms. There will also be the usual show and tell and wood auction. Yearly membership is $25 per person or $35 per family. For more information, contact Peter Johnson at 707-633-8147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Tea and Tunes’
Eureka: “Tea and Tunes” is slated for Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. at Humboldt Grange No. 501, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road. This family friendly event features acoustic music and board and card games. Bring an instrument and jam. Dancing is also encouraged. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided. There’s no charge to attend.
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