Times Standard (Eureka)

Lifestyle briefs

- By Heather Shelton hshelton@times-standard.com

Grange breakfast

Breakfast is back at the Humboldt Grange No. 501. The first community breakfast of 2023 is set for Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at 5845 Humboldt Hill Road.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, tea or juice. The cost is $10 for adults, with children under 5 admitted for free. For more informatio­n or to volunteer, call 707442-4890.

Pet adoption

Miranda’s Rescue is hosting an adoption fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1603 Sandy Prairie Road, Fortuna. A donor is paying half of all pet adoption fees for the day. For more informatio­n, go to mirandasre­scue.org.

Marsh tour

Friends of the Arcata Marsh is sponsoring a free tour of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday.

Meet leader Andy Feinstein at 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Interpreti­ve Center on South G Street for a 90-minute, rain-or-shine walk focusing on marsh ecology, local history, and Arcata’s innovative wastewater treatment facility. Masks are strongly recommende­d inside the building. For more informatio­n, call 707-826-2359.

Tour the marsh

The Redwood Region Audubon Society will present a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Bring binoculars and meet trip leader Elizabeth Meisman at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata to enjoy easy-towalk trails, beautiful views of Humboldt Bay, a possible otter sighting and a diverse range of overwinter­ing birds, including ducks, shorebirds, herons and egrets, raptors and songbirds.

Wetlands workday

The Redwood Region Audubon Society will hold a “Wigi Wetlands Volunteer Workday” on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.

Volunteers are needed to help create bird-friendly native habitats and restore a section of the bay trail by removing invasive plants and trash. The trail section is located behind the Bayshore Mall and volunteers will meet in the parking lot directly behind Walmart. Audubon will provide tools, gloves and packaged snacks. Volunteers should bring their own drinking water. Contact Jeremy Cashen at jeremy.cashen@ yahoo.com or 214-605-7368 for more informatio­n.

Table tennis

The Arcata Recreation Division and a local table tennis club will host a table tennis tournament in the gymnasium at the Arcata Community Center on Sunday.

Registrati­on will begin as early as 1 p.m. in the gymnasium with the first matches starting at 1:30 p.m. There will be no preregistr­ation for this competitio­n. All participan­ts must sign up the day of the event and entry fees must be cash or check only.

This is a single player tournament (no doubles), and the different divisions will include: beginner ($10), intermedia­te ($10) and advanced ($20) categories. There will be a cash prize for the winner of each category. Some paddles will be available for use if you are not bringing your own.

The Arcata Community Center is located at 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Arcata.

For more informatio­n, call the Recreation Division at 707-822-7091.

Pancakes and books

The Trinidad Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast and book sale Sunday at Trinidad School.

The menu includes pancakes, eggs and a choice of ham or sausage, or biscuits and gravy and eggs plus a beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Birding trip

The Redwood Region Audubon Society will present a Big Lagoon birding adventure on Sunday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Trip leader Carol Wilson has surveyed many species of birds around this beach, including snowy plovers, ducks, grebes in the lagoon, pipits and sometimes meadowlark­s in the restored dunes. Sparrows, blackbirds, corvids, and the occasional kestrel also frequent this landscape.

Everyone will meet at the Big Lagoon County Park parking lot (cash fee of $5 for day use). Email Carol at capepeirce@yahoo.com for more informatio­n.

Time to dance

Dances with live bands are held Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Admission is $9.

Weekly bingo

Bingo games are played every Tuesday at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. A snack bar is available.

On genealogy

The Redwood Genealogic­al Society will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 8 at La Locha’s Restaurant, 751 S. Fortuna Blvd., Fortuna.

The program, titled, “Once Upon an Ancestor,” begins at noon when a wellpracti­ced storytelle­r, Pastor Linda Ford of the Fortuna United Methodist Church, will tell stories that will make everyone’s ancestors seem more accessible and real. She says that searching and recording the stories of one of her ancestors is what led her to writing books.

An optional lunch of two tacos, chips and a beverage is available for $12, plus tax and tip.

Life Plan Humboldt

A “meet and greet” for Life Plan Humboldt is set for March 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge, 129 Second St. in Eureka.

Life Plan Humboldt is a local, grassroots effort to create the first resident-led, not-for-profit life plan community for active older adults on the North Coast. Life Plan Humboldt will provide older adults with secure and accessible homes with support as they age, will open up housing stock for younger families, provide local jobs at all levels and keep valued and loved people in the community.

For more informatio­n about Life Plan Humboldt, go to https://www.lifeplanhu­mboldt.org.

Student play

The Arcata Arts Institute will present the Tony Award winning play “Footloose,” starting March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Arcata High School Fine Arts Building. on March 23 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the show — which is being directed by Melanie Zapper with musical direction by Jo Kuzelka — are being offered at a discounted price for opening night: students/ seniors at $5 and general admission at $8. All other showings’ tickets will be priced at $12 for students/ seniors and $15 for general admission.

Evening shows at 7 p.m. will follow on the March 24, 30 and 31 along with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 25. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for all evening shows and 1:30 p.m. for the matinee. Buy tickets in advance online at tinyurl.com/aaifootloo­se or they can be purchased at the door.

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