Oct. 20 – Nov. 3, 2020

Curry County

Wild Mushrooms of Coastal Oregon: An Online Talk Thursday, Oct. 22, 5:30–7 p.m. Local mushroom superfan Kathleen Dickson shares her years of experience identifying and harvesting wild mushrooms along with the latest knowledge of how mushrooms can save the world. RSVP to receive a Zoom link via email at:…/wild-mushrooms-of…/

Friday Family Fun Pack Friday, Oct. 23, Noon-5 p.m. Curry Public Library District, Gold Beach. Each themed pack comes with a board game, books and DVDs to borrow and a frozen pizza, root beer and popcorn to keep. Come to the library between noon and 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month to check out a pack for your family.

Willow & Sage Country Fair Oct. 24-25, Chetco Grange, Brookings Local artisans and live music, health and beauty products, holiday décor, vintage, antique items and more. Due to COVID-19, the event is limited to no more than 37 attendees at any given time. To make it easier to walk in, please make an appointment with Karen Clark at (541) 412-0909 or email Your time slot will be confirmed. You may also choose to be a walk-in but there may be a short wait. 

Harvest Festival. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2-4 p.m. Monarch Gardens Memory Care Community, Brookings Bring the kids to this drive-thru, socially distanced, mask wearing event featuring popcorn, caramel apples, hot dogs, cotton candy, candy and treats. (541) 469-6817.

The Making of a Marine Mammal: Online Talk Thursday, Oct. 29, 5:30-7 p.m. Join marine biologist Nancy Treneman of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology to take a closer look at marine mammals. This is a virtual program. RSVP at to receive the Zoom link for the event via email.

Port Orford Critical Mass Bike Ride Friday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m. Hosted by Wild Rivers Coast Mountain Bicycling Association, Pineapple Express Adventure Rides and Ptarmigan Ptrails. Join us every final Friday of the month at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. in November) in front of Pineapple Express Adventure Ride’s office off U.S. Highway 101 for a casual ride around Port Orford. Routes vary, all abilities, ages and bikes welcome. Email with any questions. Light rain, wind and shine. If it’s blowing sideways or raining upside down it will be canceled. (541) 499-2929.

Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 31, 5-9 p.m. Fireside Grill, Brookings.  Costumes, candy, food and drinks and live music. Bring the whole family for a safe, socially distanced evening of fun. Wear your mask. 

Del Norte County

Farmers & Artisans Market. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Crescent City.  Farmers and artisans bring their locally grown and hand-made goods downtown to you. Like all farmers markets operating in the time of COVID-19, our market will be a little different this year. Please bring your patience and flexibility as we navigate through new safety protocols. Social distancing and other required safety measures will be in place. 

Friday Night Dinner Friday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m. Crescent City Elks #1689. Sirloin tips and mushrooms over egg noodles, veggie, slaw salad, dessert. $15.

Foursquare Church Drive-Thru CARnival Saturday, Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m. Crescent City Foursquare Church. Pack up the family in the car and join us for a drive through CARnival. Games, food and fun and candy. We will be practicing safe social distancing. All workers will wear masks and all families will remain in their cars except to play the games.

Big Dune Explore and Restore. Sunday, Nov. 1. Noon-4 p.m.Lake Earl Wildlife Area. Join Tolowa Dunes Stewards and Redwood Parks Conservancy to restore the Big Dune in Tolowa Dunes State Park. Due to coronavirus precautions limited to 10 people. Social distancing and masks required (only for getting within 10 feet of others). RSVP is required to by the Wednesday before the event to reserve your spot. For more information call or text: (707) 954-5253.

Trinity County

Weaverville Farmers Market at the Highland. Wednesdays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Highland Art Meadow. A “shop and go market” to honor the safety of our community during this time. Fresh local produce, veggie starts, herbal tinctures and homemade baked goods available. Please come with small bills and be mindful of lingering too long, allowing all to shop. 

Paint your Pumpkin Saturday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m. The Water Bar, Weaverville. Cutout, paint and brushes provided. $45 per person.

Humboldt County

Come Together for Bayside Online Auction. Oct. 6-23, 5 p.m. Online. Through Oct. 23. A large online auction of local art, craft, products, services and special experiences benefiting Bayside Community Hall and Jacoby Creek Land Trust. Get an early start on holiday shopping or treat yourself to one of our unique special experiences. The auction includes a great variety of the best Humboldt has to offer. And it supports two local nonprofits! Auction runs Oct. 6-23, with items available for pick-up on Oct. 24 & 25 (come on Sunday, Oct. 25 and pick up brunch in Bayside at the same time). (707) 599-3192.

Gifts From the Garden Online Auction. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 12:01 a.m. Online. Auction that takes place on the Humboldt Botanical Garden website. The auction will run from Oct. 21 at midnight through Nov. 1 at 11:59 p.m. Follow the link at beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14 to preview and browse auction items. (707) 442-5139.

Devil’s Creek Former Mill Site Community Engagement Session. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1-2 p.m. Online. The Yurok Tribe Environmental Program seeks community involvement to identify the community vision, needs, concerns and expectations of cleanup activities at the site of the historic Orcutt Mill. On Facebook live.

Let’s Talk About the Middle East – Mirrors of Diaspora. Thursday, Oct. 22, 5-7 p.m. Online. Film and discussion series, HSU History professor Dr. Leena Dallasheh hosts a screening of Mirrors of Diaspora. This film follows the lives of seven Iraqi artists living outside their country to explore themes of exile, creativity, identity and war. Filmed over three decades, this ambitious project explores the group’s challenges, failures and successes, both as artists and in their private lives. The central question is: What are the consequences of spending most of one’s life in exile? RSVP at Free.

Zero Waste October Thursday Nights Film Series. Thursday., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. Online. Oct. 22: “Food Waste” (2015). Oct. 29: Group discussion. Sign up to attend by email or on Facebook. Free.

Cooper Gulch Park Public Input Meeting. Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:15-8:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-noon. This meeting will be taking place over Zoom. Check City website the week before the event for the Zoom link. Help guide the future of Cooper Gulch Park. The city of Eureka is applying for funding to make improvements to Cooper Gulch Park and would like your input to identify priorities of this community space. Spanish interpretation will be available. Habrá interpretación para nuestros participantes hispanohablantes. This is the last public input meeting at this time. For more information, or to submit a written comment, please visit Approved by Humboldt County Department of Health. Free. (707) 441-4206.

Mateel Drive Through Dinners – Oktoberfest Friday. Friday, Oct. 23, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Oktoberfest Friday featuring German food. Combo platters, meat $18 or vegan $14 regular or gluten free. Drive into the lower parking lot of the Mateel to place and pick up orders and exit out the back gate. Limited socially distanced table seating is available on the hillside.

Yoga for Ecological Grief: An online OLLI course. Friday, Oct. 23, 2-3 p.m. and Fridays, 2-3 p.m. Online. Participants will develop an accessible, heart-opening practice to work with our collective pain for the world in this time of socio-ecological crisis, honoring and moving through our grief somatically as a pathway for transformation. This five-week course offers an opportunity to support and connect deeply with our bodies, our hearts and the Earth, with the intention of cultivating peace and equanimity in ourselves and in the world. Each week includes a recorded guided practice consisting of breathwork, meditations, and gentle yin and restorative poses, in addition to a live meeting to connect. OLLI members and non-members of all ages welcome. $35.

Robo-Cat Productions Present: The Bat-Tacular. Saturday, Oct. 24, 4:30-7 p.m. Online. Nearly three hours of songs, stories and short films with a bite! Prizes for those brave enough to attend. A link to the live show will be posted at a few days before the show.

NRLT’s Boots & Birkenstocks. Saturday, Oct. 24, 6-7 p.m. Online. The Northcoast Regional Land Trust’s annual celebration. In celebration of NRLT’s 20th anniversary, you’ll enjoy short films featuring the people and places of NRLT, a lively virtual auction with guest auctioneer Senator Mike McGuire and fun musical guests. Online auction is open from Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. until Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. More information available at Donations support the conservation of wild and working landscapes. Free. (707) 822-2242.

Brunch in Bayside 100-mile Challenge. Sunday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bayside Community Hall. The Hall’s chefs have created a menu using only items sourced from our foodshed, about a 50-mile radius around the Hall. The innovative menu includes a breakfast ratatouille with sausage or roasted shitake garnish, potatoes dauphinoise, braised greens with roasted squash and apples, quinoa salad and wine poached pears. Meals will be packed to-go, for pick-up. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free variants available. Pre-order online by Oct. 23 to ensure availability. Proceeds support the Hall’s window restoration project. $12. (707) 599-3192.

Oktoberfest Drive-by Dinner. Sunday, Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m. The Griffin, 937 10th St., Arcata. The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise presents Bratwurst, German style potato salad, red cabbage, pretzels and Halloween treats. Option of pre-ordering canned beer or speciality drinks: a saffron and orgeat Lemon Drop or a Margarita d’Oro (spicy). Doubles $22 in Mason jar. (Must be 21 and show ID at pick up.) This event will benefit our Food for People’s Backpacks for Kids food distribution program, our club’s vocational and educational scholarship programs and other club projects. To purchase dinners and drinks, go to and click on the various buttons to buy what you want. $20.

Dr. Bettina Love. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m. Online. “We Want to Do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom.” Campus/Community Dialogue on Race featured speaker Love is an award-winning author and associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia. She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers in the areas of how anti-Blackness operates in schools, hip hop education and urban education. Her work is also concerned with how teachers and schools working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in intersectional social justice for the goal of equitable classroom. Free. (707) 826-5656.

Vote Smarter – The Info You Need Before You Vote in 2020. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m. Online. A Humboldt County Library series of Zoom events to help voters prepare before voting. Presented on Zoom. Sign-up at or on the library’s website. 269-1915.

Haunted Halloween Walk. Friday, Oct. 30, 4-6 p.m. Blue Lake, off State Route 299, Exit 5. Wear your best costume and take a trick-or-treat stroll through town. City hall and the Blue Lake Community Resource Center will be handing out maps with directions to all the approved trick-or-treating stops. Maps will be available the week of the event. The designated loop will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. We ask that families practice social distancing protocol. Wear a mask and stay 6 feet away from others. Safety precautions will be in place to make sure treats are handed out in a safe manner.

Halloween Pumpkin Hunt. Saturday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12:30-2 p.m. & 2-3:30 p.m. Sequoia Park, Cooper Gulch Park and 20/30 Park in Eureka. Eureka Community Services is excited to share a family-friendly, Halloween-in-quarantine event. Approved by the Humboldt County Department of Public Health. For ages 12 & under. Visit the park closest to you, complete the pumpkin hunt and win prizes. Wear a mask, social distance and come during the following times depending on your child’s age: 0-6 years old (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), 7-9 years old (12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.) and >>10-12 years old (2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.). Please limit your experience to one park. Free.

Redway PTSA Halloween Contests. Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. Online. Redway PTSA’s costume contest, pumpkin carving contest and scarecrow contest. Post your photos on the event page to enter. Like to vote for your favorites. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each contest.

Spooky Plaza Car Parade. Saturday, Oct. 31, 7-9 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Arcata Main Street and the city of Arcata invite families to dress up, decorate their cars and drive around a spooky decorated plaza in a Halloween car parade. Free.

Arcata Main Street Trick or Treat. Fridays-Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Stay in household groups (no gathering), keep safe distance, wear masks and follow the COVID-safety precautions of the participating businesses. Dress up all month and look for the ghost sign in windows.

Huddie’s Pumpkin Patch. Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Huddie’s Harvest, 3364 Foster Ave., Arcata. Pumpkins, corn maze and farm stand.

Leonardi Pumpkin Patch. 12-5:30 p.m. Leonardi Pumpkin Patch, 1901 Christensen Lane, Ferndale. Pumpkin patch.

Luna Farm Pumpkin Patch. Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Luna Farm, 3345 Dyerville Loop Road, Redcrest. Open weekends Oct. 17-25. Pick pumpkins. Plus, small vegetable stand with hot apple cider, pumpkin soup and baked goods. Masks are required at all times except when eating in designated areas.

Pan de Muerto Workshop. Sunday, Nov. 1, 3-4 p.m. Online. Learn to make traditional pan de muerto live on Zoom with Los Bagels’ Dennis Rael. Price includes Zoom link, package with dry ingredients for making a dozen loaves of dead bread, plus two family-friendly Dia de Los Muertos craft projects. All proceeds support Fuente Nueva Spanish Immersion Charter School in Arcata. Register by Oct. 23. $20.

Kinetic Kouture: Fashion with a Re-Purpose. Oct. 15-Nov. 13. Online. Kinetic Kouture: Fashion with a Re-Purpose is a fashion show combining creative reuse of materials and haute couture into runway fashion and fun, competing for the title of Trashionista Gloriosa. Spectators will vote by donation between Thursday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Nov. 13. Visit for the entry form, vote purchase and more information. 

Drive-In Comedy w/Eric Fitzgerald. Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Pull in behind the club, tune into 107.9 FM. No public restroom. Mask required outside vehicle. Venmo donations @Savage-Henry.

Savage Henry’s BigFish Open Mic via Zoom. Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Online. Enjoy or participate in some stand-up open-mic Zoom style. Five-minute sets. Zoom: Password: comedy.

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.

Arcata Plaza Farmers Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Arcata Plaza. Local fruits, vegetable, plant starts, flowers and more. Visit the NCGA website for safety updates and protocols. Free. (707)  441-9999.

Eureka Henderson Center Farmers Market. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Henderson Center, Henderson near F Street, Eureka. Fresh and local fruits, vegetables, plant starts, flowers and more. Visit the NCGA website for safety updates and protocols. Free. (707) 441-9999.

Eureka Old Town Farmers Market. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Old Town, Eureka. Fresh produce, plant starts, flowers and more. Visit the NCGA website for safety updates and protocols. Free. (707) 441-9999.

Fortuna Farmers Market. Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. 10th and Main streets, Fortuna. Local farmers bring fresh fruits, vegetables, plants starts, flowers and more. Visit the NCGA website for safety updates and protocols. Free. (707) 441-9999.

Garberville Farmers Market. Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Garberville Town Square. Fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants starts, flowers and more. Visit the NCGA website for safety updates and protocols. Free. (707) 441-9999.

McKinleyville Farmers Market. Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. Eureka Natural Foods, McKinleyville. In the parking lot of the McKinleyville Eureka Natural Foods. Locally grown fruits, vegetables, plant starts, succulents, flowers and more. Visit the NCGA website for safety updates and protocols. Free. (707) 441-9999.

Miranda Farmers Market. Mondays, 2-6 p.m. Miranda Market. Farmers and vendors bring fresh food weekly. Visit the NCGA website for safety updates and protocols. Free. (707) 441-9999.

Shelter Cove Farmers Market. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mario’s Marina Bar. Farmers and vendors bring a variety of fruits, vegetables, plant starts, flowers and more. Visit the NCGA website for safety updates and protocols. Free. (707) 441-9999.

Redwood Region Audubon Society Field Trip. Saturdays 8:30-11 a.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Participants limited. Reservations required. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding. Meet leader Gary Friedrichsen in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Rain or shine. Free.

Redwood Region Audubon Society Field Trip. Sundays, 9-11 a.m. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Participants limited. Reservations required by the Thursday prior. A two- to three-hour trip to learn the birds of the Humboldt Bay area. It takes a leisurely pace. Beginners welcome. Free. 

Critical Mass. Last Friday of every month, 6-7 p.m. Arcata Plaza. Community bike ride through town 6 feet apart with masks. Free.

Lake County

Courtyard Artisans Market . Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m. Two Sisters, Kelseyville. Local artisans and farmers offer locally made honey, raspberries and blackberries, fruit jams, fresh eggs, vinaigrette glaze, soy candles, organic soap, hot pepper jelly, jewelry, garden art, photographs, plant starts, paintings and more.

Haunted Lake County’s Scare to Save the Fair! October 23-24, 30-31, 5-6 p.m. for kids, 6-10 p.m. more scary! Lake County Fairgrounds. $20 per car. No ticket sales online. Purchasable only at front ticket booth. We will be broadcasting our event on the radio @Lake County Community Radio, KPFZ 88.1 F.M. for you to tune in and hear our tour guide. Proceeds towards Lake County Fair Foundation.

Prescription Drug Take Back – Lakeport. Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m-1 p.m. Lakeport Police Dept. Drive-through drop-off on the west side of the police station at 2025 South Main St., Lakeport.  Physical distancing and face masks will be required. Persons arriving at the event are directed to remain in their vehicles until directed by police staff. Accepted: All over the counter or prescription medication in pill, tablet or capsule form including schedule II-V controlled and non-controlled substances. Pills need to be emptied out of their containers and placed in a zip-lock plastic bag. (Not paper, so we can easily see the contents to make sure there is nothing in the bag we can’t take.) We will collect vape pens or other e-cigarette devices from individual consumers only after the batteries are removed from the devices. It is important to stress that we will not be responsible for removing the batteries from the devices. Not accepted: Illegal drugs, needles, inhalers or aerosol cans.

Jack O Lantern Carving Contest. Oct. 26-Oct. 30. Prestige Tattoo & Body Piercing, Lakeport. Bring your best carved pumpkin and a flameless light to Prestige Tattoo & Piercing Ink for a chance to win. First prize $300 tattoo, second prize $100 piercing, third $25 gift card. Must be 18 years or older to enter. All pumpkins entered will be photographed and displayed outside Prestige Tattoo & Piercing Ink. The winner will be announced on Facebook. Pumpkins must be carved and only one entry per contestant. Four pumpkin limit but must be displayed as one unit.

Howlaween Trick or Treat Drive Through. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Send Rover on Over Doggie Daycare, Boarding & Training Center, Lakeport. Simply drive through, roll down your window, and we will offer Fido a fun, festive treat in celebration of the holiday. Bring the kids, too, if you like. Make it a family event. We will also pass out candy. We would appreciate a head count for both canines and kids. We will be promoting COVID safety regimens as well as drive-through safety protocols. (707) 348-2468.

Trick or Treat on Main Street. Friday, Oct. 30. Join the fun on Halloween and go trick-or-treating in Downtown Lakeport. Visit all of the participating merchants for some fun. There will be a costume contest at Museum Park at 4 p.m.

Trunk or Treat. Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. Wicked Sounds, Lakeport. Decorate the trunk of your car and bring candy to hand out. Just interested in attending? That’s fine, too! Just show up! Please be advised that we will be requiring masks as well as requesting that you maintain social distancing. One family per car at a time and please wait for the previous family to leave the next car. 

Kelseyville Drive-Thru Halloween. Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. West Coast Fire & Water. Kids! Put on your favorite costume, grab your favorite driver and head on over for a fun, free Kelseyville Halloween. Drive through our parking lot where businesses and organizations from our community will be handing out candy. This is a COVID-safe environment: Candy is commercially packaged, vendors will be wearing masks and gloves, attendees will stay socially distanced by remaining in their cars.

Mendocino County

Ukiah Farmers Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Fresh seasonal local produce, naturally raised local meats, cheese, honey, seasonal flowers, baked goods, local crafts, live music and more. In the heart of historic downtown Ukiah at the corners of School and Clay streets.

Fall and Halloween Season Contests. Sponsored by the Fort Bragg/Mendocino Lions Club. Enjoy the fall and Halloween season with some family fun. Best Decorated Yard Contest: Entry fee: $5, Submissions due: Oct. 24. For contest rules and to pay to enter:

Willits HazMobile Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. Household Hazardous Waste collections 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. except Ukiah, which is Wednesday and the second Saturday of each month 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collections may be canceled due to severe rain and wind. Free to households within daily load limit of 15 gallons per vehicle per day, measured by container size. Businesses must make appointments and pay a fee per gallon. Call (707) 468-9710 or visit to make an appointment.

Free Drive Up Trick or Treat Saturday, Oct, 31, 2020 5-8:30 p.m. Fort Bragg/Mendocino Lions Club. Dress up the kids. Get in the car. Have fun driving up for special trick-or-treats. 5 to 6:30 p.m. – not so scary pick up. 7 to 8:30 p.m. – very scary pick up! Treat bags will be safely distributed to cars with kids in costume only. Please drive slowly and stop when instructed.