Events

Virtual World

Arts & Culture

Equity Arcata’s Community Book Club. Third Monday of every month, 4-6 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Alia Dunphy and Meridith Oram discuss Adrienne Marie Brown’s book, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. On Zoom. Register online. www.equityarcata.com.

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.

Powerful Parenting in Practice w/Kat Kabick. Fri., Oct. 8, 4 p.m. Virtual World, Online. A discussion of parenting’s impact on future generations. Part of Humboldt County Transition-Age Youth Collaboration Youth Advisory Board’s first virtual wellness series. RSVP by email or phone at least two days prior to attend and get a care package and supplies delivered. Free. staff@hctayc.org. 707-298-5190 or 707-298-5184.

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.

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.

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

Community Housing Sessions. Tue., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 12, 6 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Participate in an open dialogue on housing needs, issues and vision for the future of housing in Humboldt County, perspectives about housing opportunities, challenges, solutions and more. Via Zoom. Join at www.us02web.zoom.us/j/82323649248.

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.

Ham Radio Technician License Class. Mondays. Virtual World, Online. The Humboldt Amateur Radio Club prepares students for the Amateur Radio Technician Class license examination. Via Zoom and in-person at the Humboldt Bay Fire Training room at 3030 L St. in Eureka. Call or email to reserve a seat. Free. ke6hec@arrl.net. www.humboldt-arc.org. 707-834-0042.

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.

MARZ Project. Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Humboldt and Del Norte county youth ages 12 to 26 learn to express themselves creatively in visual art, audio and video production. All MARZ students have free access to equipment, software and training. Meets via Zoom by appointment. Free. marzproject@inkpeople.org. 442-8413.

NRLT Boots and Birkenstocks. 5 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Northcoast Regional Land Trust’s annual celebration with a week-long online auction and a new mini-documentary about its largest conservation easement, the Hunter Ranch. www.ncrlt.org/AC2021. 822-2242.

Pumpkin Carving Contest. Virtual World, Online. Voting for the contest runs from Oct. 15 to Oct. 30. Winners will be chosen by the number of “likes” their image receives on Clarke Museum Facebook page. Winners will be announced on Oct. 31. $5-$15 per entry suggested donation. dana.f@clarkemuseum.org. www.clarkemuseum.org/events.html. 707-443-1947.

Sistahood. Saturdays, 9:30-11 a.m. Virtual World, Online. For women teenagers and older on Zoom, to build healthy relationships and strengthen ties through validation and affirmation. Music from 9:30 a.m., open conversation from 9:45 a.m., meditation with the Sista Prayer Warriors from 10:45 a.m.

Ujima Parent Peer Support. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Virtual World, Online. For BIPOC families. See www.facebook.com/HC-Black-Music-Arts-Association-104727504645663 for more information. hcblackmusicnarts@gmail.com.

Uncovering the Hidden World of a Secretive Seabird. Fri., Oct. 8, 7-8 p.m. Virtual World, Online. Join Jennifer Guerrero, the program manager for the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project with Oregon State University, for a presentation about the endangered seabird and challenges for addressing conservation and land management for this species. Zoom presentation link online. Free. www.rras.org/home.aspx.

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.

Volunteer Orientation Food for People. Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 3-4 p.m. Help fight hunger and improve nutrition in the community. Visit the website to be invited to a Zoom orientation. Free/. volunteer@foodforpeople.org. www.foodforpeople.org/volunteering. 445-3166 x310.

Women Owned Business Certifications Webinar. Thu., Oct. 14, 10-11 a.m. Virtual World, Online. Learn about the main certifications available to women-owned small businesses. Free. info@norcalptac.org. www.eventbrite.com/e/certifications-overview-for-women-owned-businesses-registration-173040608117. 707-267-7561.

Curry County

Arts & Culture

Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Chetco Pelican Players, 1240 Chetco Ave. Hwy 101, Brookings. A retelling of the classic tale adapted for the stage by local playwright, Jayden Cornett. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, this production tells the story of Count Dracula, a powerful and embittered vampire whose unquenchable thirst casts a shadow of terror and destruction upon all those who stand in his way. For reservations, call 541-661-4237. $12, $6 students.

Outdoor Movie: Goosebumps. Sat., Oct. 16, 7:45 p.m. Curry County Public Library, 94341 Third St., Gold Beach. Please bring lawn chairs, blankets, jackets, pillows or watch from the comfort of your car. Concessions by donations and restrooms available in the lobby of the library. In the event of rain, this movie will be rescheduled. Free. 541-247-7246.

Outdoor Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Sat., Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Curry County Public Library, 94341 Third St., Gold Beach. Please bring lawn chairs, blankets, jackets, pillows or watch from the comfort of your car. Concessions by donations and restrooms available in the lobby of the library. In the event of rain, this movie will be canceled. Free. 541-247-7246.

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.

Knights of Columbus Breakfast. Second Sunday of every month, 8-10:30 a.m. Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 820 Old County Rd., Brookings. Every second Sunday of the month. $8.

Del Norte County

Arts & Culture

Curtis Salgado. Sat., Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Tolowa Event Center, 350 N Indian Road, Smith River. Legendary blues, R&B and soul singer. Current health and safety precautions in place. Get tickets at www.dnaca.eventbrite.com. $15-$20. visitdelnortecounty.com/venue/tolowa-event-center/.

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.

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. 707-822-4500.

Art Hike Adventure Tour: Victorian Village. Fridays, 9 a.m. Ferndale Main Street, Ferndale. Join Margaret Kellermann on a walking art workshop through Ferndale with some history and architecture. All levels of artists, ages 10-17 must be accompanied by adult. Tickets online. $40. www.ferndalemusiccompany.com/classes-and-workshops/art-hike-adventure-tour-victorian-village. 707-786-7030.

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.

Grateful Shred. Tue., Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Grateful Dead cover band. All ages. www.arcatatheatre.com.

Music in the Garden. Third Sunday of every month, 1-3 p.m. Humboldt Botanical Garden, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, College of the Redwoods campus, north entrance, Eureka. Enjoy live music on the first and third Sundays of the month June through October. www.hbgf.org.

Pimps of Joytime. Sun., Oct. 10, 8:30 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Soul, funk, Afrobeat. 21 and up. $15-$23. www.arcatatheatre.com.

Savage Henry Comedy Festival. Oct. 7-9. City of Eureka, Humboldt County. Comedians from all over the country perform at multiple venues in Eureka for the 10th annual festival. www.facebook.com/savagehenrymagazine.

Wine and Jazz at The Graves–CANCELED. Third Sunday of every month, 3-5 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. A monthly performance series. After each performance, audience members are invited to bring their instrument and jam with the band. Wine available for purchase, tickets included with regular museum admission. $5 adults, $2 students/seniors/military, free to members/children and families with an EBT card. alex@humboldtarts.org. www.humboldtarts.org/wine-and-jazz. 442-0278.

Lifestyle & Community

Arcata Marsh Tour. Sat., Oct. 16, 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. Meet leader Sharon Levy in front of the Interpretive Center on South G Street for a 90-minute walk focusing on Marsh history, wastewater treatment and/or birds. Bring a mask to comply with current COVID rules. Free. 826-2359. Sat., Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. Meet leader Paul Johnson in front of the Interpretive Center on South G Street for a 90-minute walk focusing on plants, Marsh ecology and “tiny creatures that are often overlooked.” Bring a mask to comply with current COVID rules. Free. 707-826-2359.

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. Meet leader Gary Friedrichsen at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Bring your binoculars. COVID-19 participation guidelines online. RSVP by text or email with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant Free. thebook@reninet.com. www.rras.org/home.aspx. 707-499-1247.

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.

Audubon Guided Bird Walk. Sat., Oct. 9, 8:30-11 a.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. Meet leader Jude Power at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata. Bring your binoculars. COVID-19 participation guidelines online. RSVP by text or email with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant. Free. thebook@reninet.com. www.rras.org/home.aspx. 707-499-1247. Sat., Oct. 16, 8:30-11 a.m. 

Audubon Guided Bird Walk. Sun., Oct. 10, 9-11 a.m. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. Guided, leisurely two- to three-hour birding tour with leader Ralph Bucher. Beginners welcome. COVID-19 participation guidelines online. Text or email with the walk date and name, email and phone for each participant. Free. thebook@reninet.com. www.rras.org/home.aspx. 707-499-1247.

Bayside Fall Makers Fair. Sat., Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kokte Ranch & Nature Preserve, 2182 Old Arcata Road, Bayside. More than 60 local artisans at outdoor locations in Bayside selling jewelry, fiber, woodwork, metalwork, painting, printmaking, ceramics, glass, illustration, food products, body and wellness products, and more. Visit Caudal Fin Farm or hike the trail along Jacoby Creek. Masks required. baysidecommunityhall@gmail.com. baysidecommunityhall.org. 707-599-3192. 

Bayside Fall Makers Fair at Redwood Roots Farm. Sat., Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Redwood Roots Farm, 45 Fellowship Way (off Jacoby Creek Road), Bayside. More than 60 local artisans at outdoor locations in Bayside selling jewelry, fiber, woodwork, metalwork, painting, printmaking, ceramics, glass, illustration, food products, body and wellness products, and more. Browse at the farm or hike the trail to Jacoby Creek. Masks required. baysidecommunityhall@gmail.com. baysidecommunityhall.org. 707-599-3192.

Boots and Birkenstocks. Sat., Oct. 9, 5 p.m. Fortuna River Lodge, 1800 Riverwalk Drive. Northcoast Regional Land Trust’s annual fundraising celebration. Dinner and live and silent auctions. Tickets online. www.ncrlt.org.

Dune Restoration Work Days. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Help restore the dune ecosystem of the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center by removing invasive plants. Training in plant identification and removal provided. COVID-19 safety practices in place. Wear masks while gathered and practice social distancing. Free. dante@friendsofthedunes.org. friendsofthedunes.org/dert-days. 707-444-1397.

Earthly Edibles Pumpkin Patch. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1-6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Earthly Edibles Farm, Riverside Road, Korbel, Blue Lake. Organic pumpkins and farm stand.

Eureka Waterfront Birding Tour. Sun., Oct. 17, 9-11 a.m. Eureka Waterfront, Foot of Del Norte Street. Redwood Region Audubon Society’s guided tour with leader Ralph Bucher. COVID-19 participation guidelines. RSVP by text or email with the walk date and name, email and phone number for each participant. Free. thebook@reninet.com. www.rras.org/home.aspx. 707-499-1247.

Fire Relief Donation Drive. Thursdays, 2-5 p.m. Arcata Veterans Hall, 1425 J St. Updated list of needs and a monetary donation site online. legionprograms@gmail.com. www.battlenhomefronts.org. 707-610-6619.

Fortuna Farmers Market. Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. Fortuna Main Street, Main Street. Locally grown fruits, veggies and garden plants, plus arts and crafts. Free. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org. 707-441-9999.

Fortuna Pumpkin Patch. Sat., Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Table Bluff Farm’s Pumpkin Patch, 1813 Eel River Drive, Fortuna. Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins, specialty pumpkins for baking, soups and pies. Pumpkin the kunekune pig will be there for pets and photos. Family photos in patch available. Masks required. Free admission, pumpkins by the pound. info@tableblufffarm.com. fb.me/e/4DHddnp1P. 707-890-6699.

Free Produce Market. Tue., Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Garberville Presbyterian Church, 437 Maple Lane. Fresh fruits and vegetables for income-eligible people. Bring your own reusable bags. Please wear a mask and observe 6-foot social distancing. Information on qualifying online. Free. www.foodforpeople.org.

Free Produce Market. Tue., Oct. 12, 11:30-12:30 a.m. Fortuna Community Services, 2331 Rohnerville Road. Fresh fruits and vegetables for income-eligible people. A drive-thru and walk-up event. Walk-ups enter from David Way. Bring your own reusable bags, wear a mask and observe 6-foot social distancing. Eligibility information online. www.foodforpeople.org.

Free Produce Market. Tue., Oct. 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Redway Baptist Church, 553 Redway Drive. Food for People’s food distribution for those in need. This is a drive-thru and walk-up event. Cars enter from Empire Drive. Participants must wear face masks and maintain 6-foot social distancing. Free. www.foodforpeople.org.

Friday Night Market–POSTPONED. Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Madaket Plaza, Foot of C Street, Eureka. Postponed due to the steep rise in cases and hospitalizations associated with the Delta variant in Humboldt County.

Habitat Improvement Team Volunteer Workday. Sat., Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-noon. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. Help restore habitat by removing invasive, non-native plants and maintaining native plant areas. Bring drinking water, a facial mask and gloves. Wear long pants, long sleeves and closed-toe shoes. We will provide tools and snacks and a beautiful place to work. 0. www.fws.gov/refuge/humboldt_bay/. 707-733-5406.

Henderson Center Farmers Market. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Henderson Center, Henderson near F Street, Eureka. Fresh local produce, straight from the farmer. Live music every week. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org/. 707-441-9999.

Huddie’s Harvest Pumpkin Patch. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Huddie’s Harvest, 3364 Foster Ave., Arcata. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm stand.

Luna Farm Pumpkin Patch. Sat., Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., Oct. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Luna Farm, 3345 Dyerville Loop Road, Redcrest. Festivities also include a farm stand with Luna Farm organic fruits and vegetables, seasonal food and sweet treats for sale, and a photo booth.

Miranda Farmers Market. Mondays, 2-6 p.m. Miranda Market, 6685 Avenue of the Giants. Featuring local farmers and crafters. Non-GMO produce. EBT accepted and Market Match is offered. Free. info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org. 707-441-9999.

Old Town Farmers Market. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Old Town, F Street between First and Third streets, Eureka. GMO-free produce, humanely raised meats, pastured eggs, plant starts and more. Live music weekly and CalFresh EBT cards accepted. Free. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org.

Organic Matters Pumpkin Patch. Organic Matters Ranch, 6821 Myrtle Ave., Eureka. Open weekdays Noon-6 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Run in the Redwood (Virtual) 5K. Oct. 2-9. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Register online to support Redwood Parks Conservancy. Runners and walkers can complete their 5K at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park during “run week” or anywhere they choose. Registered runners receive a custom T-shirt, bib and finisher ribbon. www.redwoodparksconservancy.org/RITR.

Seabirding Adventure by Kayak. Sun., Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-noon. Trinidad, Downtown. Join Redwood Region Audubon Society in partnership with Kayak Trinidad and pro guides to view marbled murrelets, pigeon guillemots, common murres, black oystercatchers and more. Kayaks and gear provided. Email reservations required. $99. andrew.rras@gmail.com. www.rras.org/home.aspx.

Shelter Cove Farmers Market. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mario’s Marina Bar, 533 Machi Road, Shelter Cove. This sea town’s farmers market provides fresh, non-GMO produce and locally made crafts. Free. info@northcoastgrowersassociation.org. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org. 707-441-9999.

The Pumpkin Patch at Mad River Road. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1-6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Pumpkin Patch at Mad River Road, 1171 Mad River Rd, Arcata. Six acres of pumpkins and some corn at the Pifferini Ranch — a community tradition for over 30 years.

Trivia Night. Every other Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. The Madrone Taphouse, 421 Third St., Eureka. Reel Genius Trivia hosts. Free. www.reelgeniustrivia.com.

Nightlife

Sunday Open Mic. Sundays, 9 p.m. Savage Henry Comedy Club, 415 Fifth St., Eureka. Hosted by Eric Fitzgerald. No cover. www.savagehenrymagazine.com.

Trinity County

Lifestyle & Community

Weaverville Farmers Market. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. The Highland Art Center, 691 Main Street, Weaverville. Fresh fruit and veggies. In the Highland Art Center meadow. www.highlandartcenter.org.

Mendocino County

Arts & Culture

The Car Bombing of Judi Bari: A Community Remembers. Saturdays. Mendocino County Museum, 400 East Commercial St., Willits. The Mendocino County Museum will exhibit artifacts from its permanent collection and the private collection of Darryl Cherney that document the life of renowned activist Judi Bari. www.mendocinocounty.org/museum.

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.

Lake County

Lifestyle & Community

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

Oktoberfest 2021. Sat., Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Running Creek Casino, 635 State Hwy 20, Upper Lake. Authentic German food and beer. Live music all day with contests, raffles, prizes and Free Play. All ages welcome. No cover charge. F