Virtual World

Arts & Culture

Partnering with Beavers to Heal the Planet. Wed., Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb presents this zoo conservation lecture. Zoo updates and information at 6:45 p.m. with the lecture starting at 7 p.m. promptly. Online via or Facebook Live. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 862 2562 1519 Passcode: 582545 Join Zoom Meeting by Phone: +16699006833,,86225621519#,,,,,,0#,,582545# US (San Jose)

Art & Music – A Weekend Thing. Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Virtual World, Online. A weekly collaboration of musical covers and original songs alongside live art production. On Facebook at

ArtBiz Virtual Online Auction. Virtual World, Online. Original and limited edition local art auction open for online viewing and bidding until Jan. 31, 2021. Hosted by Carl Johnson Co. auctioneers. 442-3738.

Book Group Event: Online Book Discussion for Designology. Mon., Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m. Virtual World, Online. A facilitated discussion of Desingnology. RSVP with your email to receive the Zoom link here:

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.

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 ( or by YouTube. Free.

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. (646) 245-6865.

Klamath Mountains Winter Webinar Series. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Series sharing stories of how geology, climate, fire and water help create the biological abundance of the Klamath Mountains. Register online. $69 for the 10-part series, $10 per class.

Marine Mammals Navigating the Soundscape: An Online Program. Thu., Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Join Nancy Treneman of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology for a free online program on Zoom. RSVP to with your email to receive a Zoom link for the event.

Meet the Expert. Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commissioner Cassandra Hesseltine interviews film industry professionals and discusses local filming. New videos posted to the commission’s YouTube channel and social media.

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

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.

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: 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.

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 Zoom room: 822 9545 5754. Password: comedy.

The Big Humboldt Jam. Sat., Jan. 23. Virtual World, Online. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast and Fatbol Farms host “The Big Humboldt Jam,” featuring local and national talent such as The Duet with Bobby Vega, George Porter Jr., Object Heavy, Lyndsey Battle, David Starfire and more. Filmed at the historic Eagle House in Eureka. $15-$100.

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

Zoom Author Event w/ Paul Mc Hugh. Thu., Jan. 14, 6 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Help us celebrate the release of Paul Mc Hugh’s new book, Came A Horseman. A thrilling murder mystery with a post-apocalyptic Western backdrop set in California’s North Coast and inland valley. Familiar locales and a great writer are going to make for a fantastic event only on Zoom. To attend, follow this link to register or go to

Lifestyle & Community

Is Technology Damaging Our Native Youth?. Tue., Jan. 12, noon. Virtual World, Online. Two Feathers Native American Family Services’ virtual forum focused on technology and its effect on Native youth. Full agenda on website and Facebook. Reserve space at Free.

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.

Fuente Nueva Virtual Enrollment Info Night / Noche virtual de información para familias. Thu., Jan. 21, 6 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Interested in a Spanish Immersion Program for grades TK-5 in Arcata? Come to Fuente Nueva Charter School’s Virtual Enrollment Information Night and get to know the teachers and families. Find Zoom link at

Healthy Eating For The Whole Family. Tue., Jan. 26, 1 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Join our virtual discussion this week as we talk about the importance of healthy eating for families and strategies that can help make nutrition a priority. We will talk about some of the challenges involved in trying to plan meals that please everyone (especially picky eaters) and share ways that parents can appropriately involve children in the kitchen. We will also share some of our favorite family-friendly healthy recipes that will make home-cooking easy and fun. All expecting and new Lake County moms are welcome to join us in our Mother-Wise — The Village Facebook group.

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.

Mad River Steelhead Derby. 6 a.m. Virtual World, Online. The three biggest hatchery steelhead win cash and prizes from sponsors and partners. Register at Bucksport, RMI Outdoors or online. Derby fees: adult $35, youth $20.

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.

Humboldt County

Arts & Culture

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.

Lifestyle & Community

Arcata Plaza Winter Farmers Market. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Every Saturday, rain or shine, Humboldt County farmers gather on the plaza to share their bounty. Current COVID safety guidelines online. Free. 707-441-9999.

Drive-Thru Beef Stew Dinner. Sat., Jan. 23, 4-6:30 p.m. Humboldt Grange Hall, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. Dinner includes a hearty bowl of beef stew, a dollop of sour cream, bread, a side salad and a sweet treat. Pre-sign-ups help the grange prepare. Pre-ordering will be available soon. Watch for more information at $10.

Mendocino County

Lifestyle & Community

Harvesting Willow and Dogwood with Corine Pearce. Sat., Jan. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Grace Hudson Museum – Sun House & Wild Gardens, 431 Main Street, Ukiah. From start to finish, find out about the process of cultivating, harvesting, and weaving with willow and dogwood from Corine Pearce, talented basket maker from Redwood Valley Rancheria. Join us in the Wild Gardens, rain or shine, for this program. Visitors must wear masks and social distance. The number of visitors will be limited to 45 at a time. Free.

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

Lake County

Lifestyle & Community

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