Times Standard (Eureka)
The Visiting Angels Walk To End Alzheimer’s Team is holding a Mountain Mike’s pizza fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today at 3144 Broadway in Eureka.
Mention the Alzheimer’s walk when placing your order and Mountain Mike’s will donate 20% of the bill to the Visiting Angels team to help support finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and all other forms of dementia.
A celebration of Arbor Week is set for noon Thursday at First and H streets in Eureka.
Keep Eureka Beautiful volunteers and Eureka High School students will be planting a street tree along the waterfront. Refreshments will be offered and there will also be information available about Keep Eureka Beautiful’s program of free street trees.
Keep Eureka Beautiful volunteers have planted over 1,200 street trees in the past 16 years. Trees are free and Keep Eureka Beautiful volunteers will do the planting.
For more information about Keep Eureka Beautiful, call Michele McKeegan at 707-502-9434.
Soup and pie
“Soup and Pie, Oh My!” will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Fortuna United Methodist Church, 922 N St. in Fortuna.
Many kinds of soup and pie will be available. Suggested donation is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 8. Funds will help with earthquake repairs at the church.
The 2023 “Downtown Arcata Ball and Membership Meeting” is slated for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Arcata Theater Lounge, 1036 G St., Arcata.
This event includes food, drinks and music by the local band Bump Foundation. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased on Eventbrite. Arcata Main Street members receive two tickets for free. For more information, visit arcatamainstreet.com.
Friends of the Arcata Marsh is sponsoring a free tour of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday.
Meet leader Sharon Levy 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 history, wastewater treatment, birds and/or ecology. Masks are strongly recommended inside the building. Call 707-826-2359.
The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America Councils of Eureka, Arcata and Ferndale will host an “Open House Social” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ferndale Portuguese Hall, 355 Ocean Ave., Ferndale.
There will be assorted finger foods and desserts of Portuguese culture on hand and freshly baked Portuguese doughnuts to go available until sold out.
Also, a charity drive of lap blankets will take place for the benefit of the Eureka Salvation Army. Donations are appreciated.
A program titled “A Changing Landscape, Falk Town to Forest Ground” will be presented Saturday by historian Julie Clark, who will talk about the history of Falk and the current habitat restoration efforts within the Headwaters Forest Reserve.
The free talk runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at Humboldt Grange No. 501, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road. Masks are required. Dress warmly; the windows will be open during this event.
The Arcata Tractor Supply Company will hold a “Pet Adoption Event” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The event is open to the public and friendly leashed pets. It will take place at Tractor Supply at 5251 Mad River Parkway.
During the event, representatives from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter will be on hand with dogs and cats looking for homes. Cosmic Churros will be open for refreshments. Pet grooming and a cookout are also planned. Call Arcata Tractor Supply at 707-822-2787.
DAR to meet
The Redwood Forest Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 10th and H streets, Eureka. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.
At 11 a.m., Maggie Kraft, of Kraft Transitions and the Area 1 Agency on Aging, will present a program titled “Downsizing to Have Less Stuff to Deal With Later.”
DAR members continue to plan the Redwood Forest Chapter’s centennial celebration, which will be May 20 in the Veterans Memorial Building.
For more information, contact Regent Debbie Coles at 707-601-5005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lion’s Club zone level student speaker contest will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dow’s Prairie Grange, 3995 Dow’s Prairie Road, McKinleyville.
The three winning high school speakers from the McKinleyville Lions Club, Eureka Host Lions Club and Trinidad Lions Club will compete on the topic “Social Media: Connects Us or Isolates Us?” The winner will advance to a regional competition in April.
The Lion’s Club Student Speaker Contest is a statewide contest to promote public speaking on important civic issues. Students compete for cash prizes and scholarship awards. The contest is judged by a panel of community members.
The community is encouraged to attend and hear the views of local high school students on an important issue of the time.
Tour the marsh
The Redwood Region Audubon Society will present a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Bring binoculars and meet trip leader Kathryn Wendel at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata to enjoy easy-to-walk trails and an opportunity to view a diverse range of overwintering shorebirds and soon-to-be nesting resident songbirds.
The Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a free guided birding tour at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday.
Meet leader Ralph Bucher at the Visitor Center for this two-mile walk along a wide, flat trail that is packed gravel and easily accessible.
The refuge offers easy access to tidally influenced habitats including mudflats, riparian vegetation, conifers and a bay that hosts a variety of geese, raptors, shorebirds and waders. Email Ralph to sign up at email@example.com.
The Bach On! ensemble will hold its final concert of the season at 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church, 625 15th, Eureka.
Ensemble members will be featured soloists, with Merry Phillips playing the Kegg pipe organ, Rory Pitts, “Violin Bach Concerto in A minor”; and Holly MacDonell, “Telemann Viola Concerto in G Major.” The ensemble includes Jesse Alm, Katie Swisher, Stefan Vaughn, Julie Fulkerson and Reid Blickenstaff, founder.
This new Humboldt County-based string orchestra presents medieval, baroque, classical and Romantic-era works.
Unvaccinated individuals are requested to wear masks. Masks are optional for those who are vaccinated. Admission is free; the suggested donations is $20, which go to support the music.
For more information, contact Reid Blickenstaff at reid.blickenstaff1970@ gmail.com.
Time to dance
Dances with live bands are from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Admission is $9.
Bingo games are played Tuesdays at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6. A snack bar is available.
The Eureka Woman’s Club, a nonprofit service club, will be hosting a program at 12:30 p.m. March 15 at 1531 J St. in Eureka.
The program will be presented by the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, a local government joint powers agency founded in 2003 serving cities within Humboldt County, and the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District. Its purpose is to develop and implement sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy demand, increase energy efficiency and advance the use of clean, efficient and renewable resources for the benefit of the community. Representatives will explain their program and answer questions about the resources they offer.
The public is invited to bring a brown bag lunch at noon. Dessert and coffee will be provided by club before the program.
For more information, go to www.eurekawomansclub.org.
For Life Plan
A “Meet & Greet” for Life Plan Humboldt is set for from 4 to 7 p.m. March 16 at Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge, 129 Second St., 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, go to https://www.lifeplanhumboldt.org.
Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society have co-sponsored a student bird art contest in conjunction with the Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival for 20 years, while Redwood Region Audubon Society has underwritten a student nature writing contest for 18 years.
Entry in the art contest is open to all Humboldt County students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Entry in the writing contest is open to all Humboldt and Del Norte County students in grades 4-12. Both have a deadline of 5 p.m. March 18 for receipt of entries.
Prizes will be awarded April 15 as part of the Godwit Days Festival at the Arcata Community Center April 14-16, where all entries in the art contest will be displayed. Visit www.godwitdays.org to view flyers with instructions on how to enter.