Events for Current Month

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  • Eureka, CA 95501
EVENTS & THINGS TO DO IN MAY 2018

May 2 Wed. Loleta- Guided hike with Naturalist Louise Bacon-Ogden - It's free & beginners are welcome. 1020 Ranch Rd.  9am   707.733.5406  https://www.fws.gov/refuge/humboldt_bay/

May 4 Fri.  Loleta- Enjoy an early evening walk at the Refuge.  Visitor center & Shorebird Loop Trail & Visitor Center will be open until 8pm.  1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406  www.fws.gov/refuge/humboldt_bay/

Spring Wildflower Show

May 4 - 6 Fri-Sun. Eureka. Talks , walks & more. Hundreds of flowers from fields, forests & marshes county-wide. 100 B St, Jefferson Community Center. Fri 1-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4  707.822.2015

May 5  Orick - First Saturdays, bike, hike or walk your dog along the ten-mile road, which meanders among some of the most impressive old growth groves in Redwood National & State Parks. 707.465.7765
 
May 5 Sat. Arcata/Manila- Exploration of a beautiful and diverse dune system in the Pacific Northwest. 10am meet at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Rd. 707.444.1397  www.friendsofthedunes.org
 
May 5 Sat.  Eureka- Morris Graves Museum of Art - Workshops designed for children 2-8 years old, all ages are welcome. 12-2pm 636 F St  $5/$2 members & under 17 free 707.442.0278 www.humboldtarts.org
 
May 5 Sat. Eureka Public Library - ”Northern California’s Lost Coast” - presented by Tammy Durston. 1313 3rd St.,  Library Meeting Room 1:00pm 707.445.4342   www.humboldthistory.org
 
May 5 Sat. Eureka - Old town/downtown galleries & businesses showcase local & regional artists. 6-9pm.  707-442-9054
--Cinco de Mayo Block Party. Clarke Historical Museum. Live music, sangria & margaritas, tacos & frybread.
 
May 6 Sun. Humboldt Redwoods St Park - Run, walk or watch on one of the nation's most scenic courses.
Portions of the Avenue will be closed during the race which begins at 8am  www.theave.org

May 6 Sun. Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art.  636 F St. 2pm  $5/$2 members & under 17 free    707.442.0278
 
May 11 Fri. Arcata - Galleries & businesses showcase local artists 6-9pm. Start at the Plaza.  www.ArcataMainStreet.com
 
May 12  Sat. Eureka-  Ceremonies begin at 11am. 7351 Tompkins Hill Road
 
May 12 Sat. Arcata- Humboldt State University. Outdoor ceremony: 8:30am, Noon, & 3 pm

May 12 Sat  Benbow - Treat Your Mum Tour of the historic Julia Morgan Estate. Tea, scones with homemade
jam and sweet treats.  10am-2pm, 255 Benbow Dam Rd $35 reservations only 415.317.2034
 
May 12 Sat. Eureka-  Morris Graves Museum of Art. 2-4 p.mFREE With Museum Admission. 707.442.0278
May 12 Sat. Fortuna. Eureka Brass plays a wide variety of your favorites in Jazz, Latin, 30-40’s Swing and Modern 70-80’s tunes. 7:30pm 610 Main St. $10/$8   707.682.6092  www.fortunaconcertseries.com
 
May 13 Sun. Loleta- Guided bird hike with Audubon Society walk leaders. It's free & beginners are welcome. 1020 Ranch Rd. 9am.  707.733.5406 www.fws.gov/refuge/humboldt_bay/
 
May 13 Sun. Eureka- Indoor flea market at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. 8am-3pm. 3750 Harris St.

May 13 Sun  Eureka - Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 F St., 2pm $5/$2 members & under 17 free  707.442.0278

May 18 Fri. McKinleyville - Features local art, jewelry, music & food Central Ave  6-8pm  707-834-6460
 
May 19 Sat. Ferndale- Bicycle hard and easy rides on the famous Lost Coast. 1st ride begins 7am at Ferndale fairgrounds 1250 5th St.   www.tuccycle.org
 
May 20 Sun. Eureka - Audubon guided birdwalk along the Elk River access trail. Meet at Foot of W. Del Norte Street 9am 707.499.1247   www.rras.org/events or www.savetheredwoods.org/events/
 
May 20 Sun. Eureka- Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 Ft St. 3-5pm $5/$2 members & under 17 free  707.442.0278  www.humboldtarts.org
 
May 26-28 Sat-Mon. Arcata to Ferndale  The world's original art triathlon takes place Memorial Day weekend. Human powered vehicles by land and by sea.  wwww.kineticgrandchampionship.com
 
Memorial Day Parade
May 28 Mon Ferndale 10 a.m. parade and solemn remembrance of the day.  Main Street
 
May 29 Tues. Arcata - See the marsh at a slow pace 2pm - 45 to 60 minutes across even, level ground. Meet at parking lot on So. "I" St off Samoa Blvd. 707.826.2359
 
May 30- Jun 3 Wed. McKinleyville. Family fun – Chili cook-off, barn dance, pancake breakfast, parade, and festival.


ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS
May 3 - 26 Eureka- Live performance in Old Town. 220 First St. Thurs, Fri, Sat 8pm & Sun May 14 2pm.  $10/$15/$20  707.443.7688 www.redwoodcurtain.com
 
May 3 - 5 Thurs-Sat. Blue Lake- Carlo Theater. 131 H St. 8pm. Tickets $12/$10. 707.668.5663  www.dellarte.com
 
May 4 - Jun 3 Thu-Sun. Ferndale- Live performance  440 Main St. Fri, Sat, and Sun. $18/$16/$10. 707.786.5483  www.ferndalerep.org
 
May 17 – 27. Blue Lake - Dell’Arte International five new one-act plays created by this year’s graduating MFA class.  Thurs–Sun, 8pm. 131 “H” St. Pay what you can. Reserve  707.668.5663  www.dellarte.com
 
May 18-Jun 17 Thurs-Sat. Eureka - . Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2 pm. 300 5th St.. 707.442.6278  www.ncrt.net


QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO

Sequoia Park & Zoo 3414 W St., Eureka. Tues–Sun 10–5pm.  707.441.4263 www.sequoiaparkzoo.net

Humboldt Botanical Garden  7351 Tompkins Hill Road Wed-Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 11am-3pm 707.442.5139

Fern Cottage Ferndale - Guided & self-guided Thurs-Sat  707.786.4835

Humboldt Bay Tourism - Taste  205 G St., Eureka Taste local delicacies /plan your visit. 12-9pm 7 days

Blue Ox Millworks Tour  1 X St. Eureka Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-4pm 707.444.3437

Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum 24 Metropolitan Rd Hwy 101 Fortuna everyday 10-5pm

Haunted History Tour of old town Eureka most evenings upon request. 707.672.5012

Chocolate Factory Tour  Dick Taylor Chocolates 4 W. 4th St., Eureka CALL 707.798.6010

Lost Coast Brewery Tour  1600 Sunset Dr., Eureka  everyday 11am – 5pm 707.267.9651

Humboldt Bay Oyster Tours  Reserve  36hrs advance. humboldtbayoystertours.com

Ride in a Horse drawn carriage thru old town. 2nd & F Sts. Eureka 646.591.2058

Horseback Tours into Redwood National Park, RedwoodCreekBuckarettes.com 707.499.2943

Humboldt Bay Nature Center Hike the Dunes  220 Stamp Lane Manila 707.444.1397

Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge  1020 Ranch Rd, Loleta. Download Nature App & discover wildlife on the trails  707.733.5406

Arcata Marsh Audubon Guided Bird Tour Every Saturday 8:30am Klopp Lake, So. I St. 

Arcata Marsh Tours rain or shine, Every Saturday 2pm Interpretive Center, 569 South G St.

Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad 570 Ewing St., Call for hours 707.826.3671

Humboats Kayak Adventures  Tours and rentals.  Humboldt Bay,  SUPS Woodley Island, A Dock  707.443.5157www.Humboats.com

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center kayaks, canoes & stand up paddle boards. Rentals & instruction 10am-4pm     7 days, 921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka 10am-3pm  707.443.4222

Kayak Zak’s   Kayak, SUP rentals 10am-5pm  Weekends Stone Lagoon   707.498.1130  2target="_blank">kayakzak.com

Kayak Trinidad Sea Kayak Tours of Trinidad Bay. Instruction.  707.329.0085

Pacific Outfitters Adventures Tours Instruction & tours. 707.443.6328  Redwood National & State Parks.  707.488.2222 

Outdoor Fun for Kids  EdVentures: Go on a scavenger quest in one of the participating parks and earn a Redwoods EdVenture Patch. 


VISIT AN ART GALLERY or MUSEUM EXHIBIT

Arcata Artisans
Arcata -
883 H St.  Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Artist's receptions 2nd Fri month during Arts!Arcata.  Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun Noon-4pm  707.825.9133


Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center - Monthly Art Exhibit
Arcata
– 569 S. "G" St. Local artist exhibits of wildlife. Tues-Sun  9am-5pm Mon 1-5pm 707.826.2359

Clarke Historical Museum
Eureka –
240 “E” St. Art showcase, in addition to ongoing Victorian period exhibit & impressive display of Native American basketry & regalia. Bank building Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm.  707.443.1947


Holly Yashi - Jewelry as Art
Arcata
Known throughout the world for its colors & design. Watch it being made. Viewing room, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm  Tours weekdays @ 11am.  1300 Ninth St., 800.274.2714


Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum
Cookhouse Rd., Samoa across from the Cookhouse  Tues-Sat 11-4pm

Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka -
636 “F” St, Hours: Humboldt County's only art museum. Artists reception and live music on First Sat Arts Alive 6-9pm. Gallery hours: Noon-5pm, Wed-Sun 


Natural History Museum Arcata 1242 G St Tues-Sat 10am-5pm  707.826.4479

Redwood Art Association Gallery
Eureka
- 603 "F" St. Founded in 1956 by a group of artists with a goal of promoting visual art in our community.  Gallery hours: Wed-Sun noon-5pm, Arts Alive receptions 6-9pm 707.268.0755


The Blacksmith Shop
Ferndale
The finest & largest collection of master blacksmithing & glass blowing in the US 455 Main St   7 days a week 9:30am-5pm  707.443.2075


Third Street Art Gallery
Eureka –
416 Third St. Art gallery of Humboldt State University showcases the school's outstanding fine arts program. Gallery hours: Tues - Sun 12 - 5 pm 707.443.6363  Artists reception first Sat at Arts Alive 6-9pm

Trinidad Art Gallery
Trinidad artist cooperative -
Original art by local artists. 490 Trinity St., 7 days. Gallery hours: 10am-5pm 707.677.3770