Family Arts Day participants at the Morris Graves Museum of Art will be making “Junque Arte” from corks, wire and more. (MGMA — Contributed)
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Thursday

Growing violets

Fortuna: The Humboldt County African Violet Society will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at 1 p.m. at the St. Francis Episcopal Church, 16th and L streets.  The program this month is “Repotting.” Coffee and refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. African violets are being sold at Fortuna Crafts and Fabrics. For more information, call Kris at 707-725-5479.

Roses in winter

Eureka: Learn how to prepare roses for winter at the Humboldt Rose Society’s next meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Lewis Room at Christ Episcopal Church, 15th and H streets. Ample parking is available at 14th and G streets. Rosarians Paula Grabowski and Sue Silva will share their knowledge on preparing roses for winter. The meeting is open to the public and all are invited. There are always refreshments and door prizes. If you have a rose you would like identified, bring it along. For questions about the group or the meeting, call 707-822-4716 or email dawcooper@gmail.com. Information about the Humboldt Rose Society and roses is available at www.humboldtrose.org.

Friday

Fundraising sale

Eureka: “Styles come and styles go” is the theme for the next sale at the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop, 2492 F St. From Friday through Sunday, the Discovery Shop will take a trip back to the 1980s and beyond, enjoying many stops throughout the last century along the way. Sale items will include furniture, clothing, gloves and hats, kitchen items, glassware, china, books, records, cameras, suitcases and more. New items will be put out daily.

Pioneers meet

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, program, and short business meeting. Solomon Everta will present “Rediscovering Lost Eureka.” Everta focuses on the year 1889 and discovers extraordinary events in Eureka and vicinity. His newspaper research and clippings explore the range of everyday occurrences. He brings both fact and humor as he looks back 130 years. Guests are welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for Food for People and a potluck dish to share. Label any dishes that comply with dietary issues such as gluten or dairy allergies. Coffee and tea will be provided. For more information, contact Dona at 707-822-4999 or Milt at 707-443-0051.

Saturday

Family arts

Eureka: Children and families are invited to “Family Arts Day” at the Morris Graves Museum of Art on Saturday at 2 p.m. Bring the whole family to celebrate current exhibitions at the museum through an afternoon of learning, art-making and exploring the art museum. During this month’s Family Arts Day, take a gander at the 25th anuual Junque Arte Exhibiton, and learn how to use recycled and found materials to make fun and resourceful art, just like the artists in the Junque Arte show. Attendees will be working with wires, corks and more to create their own piece of Junque Arte. This event has been sponsored by PBS North Coast. The Morris Graves Museum of Art is located at 636 F St. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for seniors (age 65 and over), military veterans and students with ID; and free for children 17 and under, families with an EBT card and valid ID and museum members.

Trail workday

Eureka: The Hikshari’ Volunteer Trail Stewards will be creating habitat for birds and other wildlife Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteers will also pick up trash and there will be botany lessons included for those interested. Everyone will meet at the Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary parking lot at the south end of Hilfiker Lane in Eureka at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Some gloves will be available, or bring your own. Also, bring your own water. New and returning volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Wanda at wnaylor@humboldt1.com.

Lunch Bunch

Eureka: The Lunch Bunch will meet for a no-host lunch Saturday at noon in the restaurant of the Red Lion Hotel, 1929 Fourth St. This is a small group of friends who have been meeting since 1995. Anyone who attended local schools is welcome to join this casual, friendly group. Call Peggy at 707-443-2933 for reservations or more information.

Veterans meet

Eureka: The Korean War Veterans Association will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Pine Hill Baptist Church, 4675 Union St. There will be a guest speaker for the program. Veterans from all military branches who served during the Korean War or in Korea from July 1953 to the present, and their spouses, are welcome to attend. For more information, call 707-382-3713.

Marsh trip

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 Ken Burton 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.

Bird walk

Willow Creek: Join members of the Redwood Region Audubon Society on Saturday for a Willow Creek bird walk. Everyone will meet at Studio 299 (75 The Terrace, Willow Creek) starting at 9 a.m. and will depart promptly at 9:30 a.m. for the destination; carpooling is available. Walks generally run two to three hours, and all ages, abilities and interest levels are welcome. For more information, contact Birgitte Elbek at 707-267-4140 or willowcreekbirdwalks@gmail.com.

Tour the marsh

Arcata: Friends of the Arcata Marsh is sponsoring a free tour of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday at 2 p.m. Meet leader Elliott Dabill at the Interpretive Center on South G Street for a two-hour walk focusing on the ecology of the marsh. Loaner binoculars are available with a photo ID. For more information, call 707-826-2359.

Nature workday

Arcata: The city of Arcata’s Environmental Services Department is seeking volunteers to assist with removing invasive plants at Janes Creek near Stromberg Avenue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot, 2450 Alliance Road in Arcata. From there, participants will walk to the work site. Work will include removing invasive plants from Janes Creek, and participants of all ages are welcome. Volunteers are encouraged to wear a long-sleeved shirt, work pants and boots and to bring gloves and a reusable water bottle. Some gloves, tools, lunch and beverages will be provided.

Sunday

Refuge trip

Loleta: Join members of the Redwood Region Audubon Society on Sunday at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This month, the walk will be led by Ralph Bucher. This is a two- to three-hour trip for people wanting to learn the birds of the Humboldt Bay area. It takes a leisurely pace with an emphasis on enjoying the birds. Beginners are welcome. Everyone will meet at the Refuge Visitor Center at 9 a.m.

Working with wood

Arcata: The Redwood Coast Woodturners will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. at Almquist Lumber, 5301 Boyd Road. There will be a show and tell and wood auction. Yearly membership in this group is $25 per person or $35 per family. For more information, contact Peter Johnson at 707-633-8147 or pajhum42@humboldt.edu.

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