Water drops from a morning drizzle sit on a climbing rose bush in a Eureka backyard. (Shaun Walker — Times-Standard file photo)
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Tuesday

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.

Health fair

Eureka: The Pine Hill South Bay Family Resource Center will present its annual Health and Wellness Fair Tuesday in the Pine Hill School cafeteria, 5230 Vance St. Admission is free. The event includes free food, prizes, free vision screenings, local resources, family activities, CalFresh application assistance and more. For more information, call 707-445-5933.

Wednesday

For the garden

Fortuna: The Fortuna Garden Club will meet Wednesday at the Monday Club, Sixth and Main streets. Social time starts at 1 p.m. and the business meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The program will be presented by Susannah Manning of the Redwood Community Action Agency on “Controlling Invasive Weeds.” There will also be bulbs for sale by Daffodil Show Chairwoman Maria Krenek. In the spirit of the holidays, President Karen Hall will conduct a food collection drive for pantries in the area. Members are being asked to bring two items — choosing from biscuit mix, stuffing mix or canned cranberries, pumpkin or vegetables. For more information about this group, call Membership Chair Debra Strahan, at 707-725-7862. Make sure to leave your name and phone number for a call back.

Thursday

On conservation

Eureka: The Redwood Region Audubon Society will hold its monthly conservation meeting and information sharing event Thursday at noon at Rita’s Margaritas and Mexican Grill, 1111 Fifth St. For more information, call 707-445-8311.

About roses

Eureka: At Thursday’s Humboldt Rose Society meeting, Dick LaForge will share his enthusiasm and knowledge about bees. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Lewis Room at Christ Episcopal Church, 15th and H streets. There’s ample parking at 14th and G streets. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Long-time rose growers will be on hand to provide information. If you have a rose you would like IDed, bring it along. For more information, call 707-822-4716 or email dawcooper@gmail.com. Information about the Humboldt Rose Society is available at www.humboldtrose.org.

Cooking class

Eureka: “Cooking with Commodities” will take place Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Food for People, 307 W. 14th St. Learn cooking techniques and nutrition tips while creating a tasty, nutritious meal. This class is free to the community. To RSVP, contact Kayla Watkins at kwatkins@foodforpeople.org or 707-445-3166, ext. 305.

On violets

Fortuna: The Humboldt County African Violet Society will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Saint Francis Episcopal Church, 16th and L streets. The program will be “Why My Violet Doesn’t Bloom.” Coffee and refreshments will be served and there’ll be violets for sale. For more information, call Kris at 707-725-5479.

Friday

Honoring veterans

Arcata: The Eureka Vet Center is hosting the 10th annual “Honoring Women Veterans” program Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, 14th and J streets. This event is designed to recognize the many women who have voluntarily given of their time to serve their country during both war and peacetime. This year’s theme is centered on “Women, Wellness and Mindfulness.” Lunch will be provided by Sons of Italy. Registration, self-care activities and coffee will be from 10 to 11 a.m. The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. To register to attend, call the Eureka Vet Center at 707-444-8271.

Coming Up

For veterans

Eureka: “Operation Holidays Trees,” a fundraiser for local veterans, is slated for Nov. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Redwood Acres Home Economics Building, 3750 Harris St. The cost to attend is $25 per person or $190 for a table of eight (pre-sale only). The deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday. There will be a lunch at 12:30 p.m., as well as a Dutch auction for decorated trees and wreaths, a silent auction, a donation drawing and door prizes. Funds raised will be used to purchase gift cards for gas, food and transportation for veterans, as well as for counseling and additional special individual needs for veterans. To purchase tickets, call Vickie Matthews at 707-445-2328 or LeeAnne Smith at 707-599-8149.

Sheriff speaks

Eureka: Humboldt Republican Women, Federated will meet Nov. 21 at the Red Lion Hotel, 1929 Fourth St. Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal will give an update on Measures O and Z, the sales tax for public safety and the Sanctuary Laws governing his department. The public is invited. Reservations are essential and should be made by emailing Valerie at fritzsimons@suddenlink.net or by calling 707-839-3543. Lunch is $20. Coffee only is $5.

Toy Run

Eureka: United Bikers of Northern California, Humboldt County, will present its 44th annual Humboldt County Toy Run Dec. 1. The ride starts on the Arcata Plaza at the noon whistle and will go to Eureka for toy collection, a 50/50 raffle and lunch. Everyone attending this event is asked to bring an unwrapped toy or $5 for the children of the Eureka Rescue Mission. For more information, call Vince at 707-834-4826 or Jeff at 707-498-0698 or go to www.ubnchumboldt.com.

Holiday sale

McKinleyville: Thimbleberry Threads will hold its 11th annual “Holiday Studio Sale” Dec. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4460 Dow’s Prairie Road. Featured artists include Beth Kabat, Linda Parkinson and Robin Friedman. A representative from Diane’s Sweet Heat will be on hand, as well as Elaine Benjamin and her Blue Chair Press tool shirts. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 707-839-3831.

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