Events

Virtual World

Arts & Culture

Taking the Hemingway Out of Hemingway: Poetry, Social Justice, and the ‘Great American Novelist’. Thu., April 8, 6:30 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Workshops led by Word Humboldt on how to write poetry using simple methods while simultaneously striving for equity and social justice. The workshops are in support of the new PBS series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Hemingway, which premiers April 5-7 at 8 p.m. on KEET-TV. Sign-up at https://forms.gle/m35PWwEChpjVgQmf7. Free.

The Living Newspaper. Fri., April 16, 8 p.m. Virtual World, Online. The Department of Theatre, Film and Dance at Humboldt State University in cooperation with Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre presents an original production based on current events. Streamed online at www.theatre.humboldt.edu.

Daniel Nickerson Hosts the J Street Regulars Radio Hour. Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Artists give a one-hour program to connect, send healing music, educate on American music history, celebrate artists of color and more. Free, donations encouraged. music@sanctuaryarcata.org. www.facebook.com/thesanctuaryarcata.

David Josiah Lawson Oratory Festival. Sat., April 17, 6 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Online event seeking to uplift the voices of BIPOC youth and artists in Humboldt County while coming together in celebration of David Josiah Lawson. Presented by the Eureka NAACP.  Get info on how to watch at www.facebook.com/events/3772864359465013.

EmRArt with James Zeller. Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Cross-platform entertainment from remote locations. James Zeller plays jazz from Arcata, and Emily Reinhart lays charcoal on birch wood in Eureka. Watch via Facebook (www.facebook.com/EmRArt) or by YouTube. Free. emily@emilyreinhart.com. www.youtube.com/channel/UClclGc_-RErDvHWjNBsbhIQ.

Equity Arcata’s Community Book Club. Third Monday of every month, 4-6 p.m. Virtual World, Online. The group will be discussing adrienne marie brown’s book, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. On Zoom. Register online. www.equityarcata.com.

Friday Night Art Demonstrations. Fri., April 9, 7 p.m. and Fri., April 16, 7 p.m. Virtual World, Online. North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society’s online presentations each Friday night in April. No previous art experience necessary. Check website for the schedule and access. www.northcoastcnps.org/index.php/wildflower-show-2021/art-share.

James Zeller Hosts the J St. Regulars Radio Hour. Mondays-Fridays, 7-8 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Tune in for a heartwarming versions of classics in many genres and original tunes. Via Facebook and Instagram @creative.sanctuary. Free, donations encouraged. music@sanctuaryarcata.org. www.facebook.com/thesanctuaryarcata. (646) 245-6865.

On the Same Page Book Club. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Online book club that meets on the first Wednesday of the month on Zoom. Sign up using the Google form at www.forms.gle/bAsjdQ7hKGqEgJKj7.

Reading in Place – An Online Reading Group. Saturdays, 1 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Sign up online for a Zoom meeting invite and the week’s reading for discussion. www.forms.gle/zKymPvcDFDG7BJEP9.

Redwood Art Association 2021 New Year Exhibition. Virtual World, Online. Virtual gallery exhibit in honor of Roy Grieshaber, who served as RAA Director for 15 years. www.redwoodart.us/.

Savage Henry’s BigFish Open Mic via Zoom. Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Enjoy or participate in some stand-up open-mic Zoom style. Five-minute sets. Zoom: www.us02web.zoom.us/j/86421967992 Password: comedy.

Shelter n Play. Fridays, 6 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Public group on Facebook made up of locals. Open mic for all skill levels, all styles, everyone’s welcome to watch or perform. Sign-ups Wednesdays at noon. www.facebook.com/groups/224856781967115.

Sunday Service Comedy Open Mic: Zoom. Sundays, 5 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Virtual stage-time with Pastor Paula for aspiring comics working out sets and trying to land jokes. Five-minute sets. Join the show at www.us02web.zoom.us/j/82295455754. Zoom room: 822 9545 5754. Password: comedy.

The Writers Lounge via Zoom. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Virtual World, Online. A writing workshop geared toward stand-up and comedy. Zoom Room: 857 4217 6054. Password: writers. Join Zoom Meeting www.us02web.zoom.us/j/85742176054?pwd=dWp4UGVqaUVYQ0wzekVnZkZ0VlMzZz09.

Lifestyle & Community

2021 Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival. April 16-18. Virtual World, Online. The 2021 Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival is virtual and free. The event will consist of 13 sessions, spread over the three days of April 16 through 18. Sign up at www.godwitdays.org to access the entire festival via Zoom webinar.

English Express: An English Language Class for Adults. Ongoing. Virtual World, Online. This class offers pronunciation, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, verb conjugations and common expressions. All levels welcome. Join anytime. Free. www.englishexpressempowered.com.

Live from Behind the Redwood Curtain. Ongoing, 3-3:30 p.m. Virtual World, Online. California State Parks’ North Coast Redwoods District is broadcasting programs featuring tall trees and rugged seas from state parks via Facebook. Free. www.facebook.com/NorthCoastRedwoods.

Reel Genius Virtual Trivia. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Create a team via Facetime, Skype, Messenger, Hangouts etc., order some food and brews from the Madrone and play while dining outdoors, or enjoying takeout at home. Invite link will be posted prior to the event. www.facebook.com/events/657139721581557.

Virtual Junior Rangers. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. Virtual World, Online. North Coast Redwoods District of California State Parks offers kids’ programs and activities about coast redwoods, marine protected areas and more, plus Junior Ranger badges. Register online and watch live. www.bit.ly/NCRDVirtualJuniorRanger.

Virtual Meditation & Mindfulness Class. Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Join on Zoom at the Abbey of the Redwoods for a one-hour class with three group meditations, guidance and Q&A. Suitable for all levels. Free. mindfullymatt@gmail.com. us02web.zoom.us/j/86371764436?pwd=a1hJaVBoRC93cHd0ckcwQ1lFd2ltZz09.

Virtual Yoga: Gentle Vinyasa Flow. Tuesdays, 5-6:15 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Join online at the Abbey of the Redwoods for a mellow practice. Suitable for all levels but previous yoga experience is helpful due to the limitations of online instruction. Free. mindfullymatt@gmail.com. www.facebook.com/abbeyoftheredwoods.

Young Scientist Webinar Series. Second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Part of the Cape Perpetua Collaborative’s series. Lisa Hildebrand of OSU presents A Small Piece of a Large Puzzle: Investigating the Fine-scale Foraging Ecology of Gray Whales in Port Orford. Registration required. www.us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-kjV1OFuQ12t_6tYht-EpQ?fbclid=IwAR3OY_jdhCH5zaQKKUXxjwnGNId9vfVqFG5n1oCCVEEIQBRF3OeDV14_LGw.

Curry County

Lifestyle & Community

Brookings-Harbor Farmers Market. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Brookings-Harbor Farmers Market, 15786 U.S. Highway 101, South Brookings. Produce, artisan foods, baked goods, grass-fed beef, crafts and more. Look for the big white tents. Open year-round, rain or shine.

Del Norte County

Lifestyle & Community

Ocean Air Farms Farm Stand. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ocean Air Farms, 2420 Moorehead Road, Crescent City. Roadside farm stand offering homegrown organic veggies and produce.

Mendocino County

Lifestyle & Community

Historic Walking Tours of Mendocino. Saturdays, Sundays. Guest House Museum, 343 N Main St., Fort Bragg. Join local history experts on a two-hour walk through Mendocino’s famous Historic District. Book via email. Face coverings required. Well-behaved dogs allowed but must remain outside at some stops. $50 for up to four people, $75 for party of six. tours@KelleyHouseMuseum.org.

Ukiah Farmers Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Alex Thomas Plaza, School and Clay streets, Ukiah.

Humboldt County

Arts & Culture

Arts! Arcata. Second Friday-Sunday of every month. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Art, music and more art in downtown Arcata, surrounding area and online. Due to COVID-19, there is no gathering. Keep safe distances, wear facial coverings and observe guidelines in each location. View art during regular business hours. Free. arcatamainstreet@gmail.com. www.arcatamainstreet.com. 822-4500.

Dances of Brazil. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Learn Brazilian dances with instructors Rocío Cristal and María Vanderhorst. All levels. Limited to five people. Register online. $15. talavera.rocio@gmail.com.

Lifestyle & Community

April Ball Gown Stroll. Sat., April 10, 12-4 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. An un-hosted stroll about town in ball gowns, tuxedos, full costumed revelry and more. All ages. Approved by Humboldt County Public Health. Participants must follow all Covid-19 safety protocols. Wear a facial covering, keep from gathering.

Arcata Plaza Farmers Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Every Saturday Humboldt County farmers bring their non-GMO bounty, rain or shine. EBT accepted and Market Match is offered. Information and COVID rules online. Free. info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org. 707-441-9999.

Drive Up Dinner & Raffle. Fri., April 9, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fortuna River Lodge, 1800 Riverwalk Drive. Dorris & Daughter serve a family-style meal with pan-sized lasagna (traditional or pesto vegetarian), beer bread rolls and antipasto salad. Fresh on Main Street offers a selection of cupcakes to complete the meal. Each meal feeds a family of four. Benefitting the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce and the Fortuna Skate Park Collective. For tickets, visit www.facebook.com/events/722664015099401.

Lake County

Lifestyle & Community

Lakeport Farmers Market. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St., Lakeport. Rain or shine.

Southern Humboldt

Lifestyle & Community

Mateel Drive Through Dinners. Fridays. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Weekly meals prepared by local chefs. Drive into the lower parking lot to pick up orders and exit out the back gate. Limited table seating is available on the hillside. www.mateel.org.