Relay for Life
Eureka: The American Cancer Society’s fundraising Relay for Life takes place from 7 p.m. tonight to 7 p.m. Saturday at Eureka High School’s Albee Stadium, with special activities planned throughout that 24-hour timespan. During the event, walkers and runners from various teams take turns circling the track, all to raise money in the fight against cancer. Throughout, special events are planned, including an opening ceremony, survivor walk, luminaria ceremony and closing ceremony. Family, friends and community members are invited to stop by and enjoy the festivities, too. Local organizers say that Saturday, in particular, should have the feel of a community friendly event, with all welcome. For more information about Relay for Life, go to www.cancer.org and click on “Fundraise” or stop by the event tonight or Saturday at Albee Stadium, 1915 J St.
Loleta: A Loleta Community Celebration is planned for Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Loleta. There will be a deep-pit barbecue, vendors, live music and a Dutch raffle. Proceeds will go to the park insurance costs.
Arcata: The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary needs help to welcome and educate its thousands of yearly visitors. People are invited to learn how to lead tours or become more familiar with aspects of the marsh during a weekend session co-sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society. Volunteer training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 20 and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 pm on July 21 at the Interpretive Center, 569 South G St. Both lecture and field trip formats will be used. Topics on Friday are interpretative techniques with Elliott Dabill, marsh history/wetlands ecology with Sharon Levy, wastewater treatment with David Couch and marsh plants with Barbara Reisman. The schedule for Sunday is marsh bird identification with Alexa DeJoannis, marsh mammals with Rick Brown, and a wetlands tour with Elliott Dabill. Lunch is provided; docent manuals will be handed out. The $35 fee will be rebated after trainees lead two marsh tours or staff the Interpretive Center welcome desk twice over six months. Trainees will need to become city of Arcata volunteers (minimum age, 18) by completing paperwork and being fingerprinted at no charge. Pre-register before July 19 by calling 707-826-2359.
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