The Humboldt Poetry Show Jan 2, Thur. – Eureka: Open mic sign ups 7pm, Show 7:30pm. Music by DJ Goldylocks. $5. The Siren's Song Tavern, 325 Second St. 707-496-9404
Humboldt County Cannabis Cup – annual event Jan 4, Sat. – Redway: New Year bash, harvest celebration and awards for legal cannabis farmers. 3-8pm. $20 general, $15 seniors and veterans. Cash at the door. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane. http://humboldtcountycup.com/
Redwood Parkway Opens to Bikers & Hikers Jan 4, Sat. – Orick: Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway will be closed to motor traffic. Bike or hike along the ten-mile road, which meanders among impressive old growth in Prairie Creek Redwoods SP. 707.465.7765
Mini Masters – Kids Reading Club Jan 4, Sat. – Eureka: Literacy workshop, art project and a take home book for kids 2-8 years old, all ages welcome. Sponsored by PBS North Coast. 12-2pm. FREE. 636 “F” St. 707.442.0278
Humboldt Historical Lectures Jan 4, Sat. – Eureka: New topic each month. 1pm. FREE. Public Library Meeting Room, 1313 3rd St. 707.445.4342 https://www.humboldthistory.org/libraryprogram
Arts Alive Jan 4, Sat. – Eureka: In Old Town and downtown galleries and businesses host local and regional artists and musicians. 6-9pm. FREE. 707-442-9054
Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk Jan 4, Sat. – Manila: Explore a beautiful and diverse dune system. 10am-1pm. FREE. Meet at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Rd. Arcata. Call to reserve. 707.444.1397
Humboldt Flea Market Jan 5, Sun. – Eureka: 180 tables of antiques, toys, jewelry and more! 8am-3pm. Adults $2, kids under 13 FREE. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris Street.
Art Talk Sunday Jan 5, Sun. – Eureka: Visiting & local artists. 2pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 “F” St.
California Native Plant Society Lecture Jan 8, Wed. – Arcata: Butterflies of Coastal Humboldt County. 7pm refreshments, 7:30pm program. FREE. Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Rd. 707.407.7686
Arts! Arcata Jan 10, Fri. – Arcata: Galleries & businesses show local artists. 6-9pm. Start at Arcata Plaza. https://www.arcatamainstreet.com/arts-arcata
Arcata Marsh King Tide Walk – annual event Jan 11, Sat. – Arcata: Join Friends of the Arcata Marsh on the 3rd annual King Tide Tour and learn about sea level rise & Humboldt Bay. 11:30am-12:30pm. FREE. Meet at first parking lot on South “I” St. 707.826.2359
Family Arts Day Jan 11, Sat. – Eureka: Art projects for families and youth 5-12 years. 2-4pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 “F” St. 707.442.0278 https://humboldtarts.org/family-arts-day
Fortuna Concert Series Jan 11, Sat. – Fortuna: Slide: familiar music with creative arrangements. Doors 6:45, concert 7:30pm. $10. 610 Main St. www.fortunaconcertseries.com
Wedding and Event Faire – annual event Jan 12, Sun. – Fortuna: Bridal Fair with over 30 vendors. 1-4 pm. $10. 1800 Riverwalk Dr. 707.725.7572.
Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge Jan 12, Sun. – Loleta: Guided bird hike with Audubon Society leaders, beginners welcome. 9am. FREE. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406
Afternoon of Dance Jan 12, Sun. – Eureka: Humboldt County Lao Dancers. 2pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 “F” St.
Conservation Lecture - Sequoia Zoo Jan 15, Wed. – Eureka: “Fishers and Squirrels and Acorns, Oh My!” Andria Townsend, HSU Dept of Wildlife. Reception 6:30pm, Lecture 7pm. FREE. 3414 “W” St. (707) 441-4227
Wine & Jazz at MGMA Jan 19, Sun. - Eureka: Bill Allison and the Humboldt Jazz Silverbacks. After performance, audience is invited to bring their instrument and jam with the band. 3-5pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 Ft St. 707.442.0278. https://humboldtarts.org/wine-and-jazz
Bowl of Beans – annual event Jan 20, Mon. – Arcata: Join the community celebration of Martin Luther King Day. Enjoy a meal and performances. 5-8pm. $8 general, $6 children and seniors. 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.
Morgan Heritage Jan 25, Sat. – Redway: Grammy-winning roots reggae sound returns to Humboldt County to bring in the new year. Playing with the local group, Irie Rockerz. 8pm. $25-$30. The Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane. http://mateel.org/morgan-heritage-at-the-mateel/
Chamber Music in Arcata Jan 26, Sun. – Arcata: Local musicians will perform music by Dvorak, Mozart and others, featuring winds and strings. 2pm. Free, donation suggested. Arcata Lutheran Church, 151 East 16th St.
Arcata Marsh Slower-Speed Tour Jan 28, Tue. – Arcata: Walk the marsh at a slow pace, across even, level ground. 2pm. FREE. From Samoa Blvd, take “I” Street South approx. ½ mile and park. 707.826.2359 Please call if you wish to attend.
ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS
Ferndale Repertory Theatre – FUN HOME Jan 23 – Feb 16, Ferndale: A refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.Winner of five Tony Awards. Adult subject matter.Times and ticket prices vary. 447 Main St. 707.786.5483 www.ferndalerep.org
North Coast Repertory Theatre – Life Is a Dream Jan 17 – Feb 9, Eureka: A prince chained in a tower and a case of mistaken identity set the scene for this classic Spanish masterpiece. Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. $16-$20. 300 5th St. 707.442.6278 https://ncrt.net/
QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO
Humboldt Ice Skating Rink – Ferndale: Through Jan 5, 2019. Open New Year's Day. Ferndale Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St., Belotti Hall. See website for hours and tickets https://humboldtcountyfair.org/humboldt-ice-rink
Thursday Night Out – Eureka: Weekly extended happy hour drink and/or food specials in Downtown and Old Town. eurekamainstreet.org/thursday-night-out-0
Countywide Farmers Markets: Fresh food, flowers, live music and community. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org/
Arcata Marsh Audubon Guided Bird Tour: Every Saturday 8:30am. Klopp Lake, parking lot at the end of South “I” Street.
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Birdwalk Every Saturday, rain or shine. 2pm. Interpretive Center, 569 South “G” Street.
Hike the Dunes at Humboldt Bay Nature Center – Arcata/Manila: 220 Stamp Lane. 707.444.1397 www.friendsofthedunes.org/
Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Loleta: Download “Discover Nature Apps” to your phone & find wildlife on the trails. 1020 Ranch Rd.
Humboldt State University Campus Tours – Arcata: 10am & 2pm Mon-Fri / Noon Sat. Student Business Services building. 707.826.6270
HSU Marine Lab – Trinidad: Call for hours 707.826.3671. 570 Ewing St.
Outdoor Fun for Kids EdVentures: Go on a scavenger quest in one of the parks throughout the county. www.redwood-edventures.org
Ride in a Horse drawn carriage thru Old Town – Eureka: 1st & “F” St. Book a ride at 646.591.2058 or www.oldtowncarriageco.com
Sequoia Park & Zoo – Eureka: Mon 12-4pm, Tues–Sun 10–5pm. 3414 “W” St. 707.441.4263
Chocolate Factory Tour– Eureka: Dick Taylor Chocolate 4w. 4th St. 707.798.6010 dicktaylorchocolate.com
Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour – Eureka: Reserve 36hrs in advance. 707.836.3168 205 “G” St. humboldtbayoystertours.com
Lost Coast Brewery Tour – Eureka: 24hrs in advance to schedule a free tour. 707.267.9651 1600 Sunset Dr.
Holly Yashi - Jewelry as Art Tours – Arcata: Mon-Fri 11am and 2pm. 1300 Ninth St. 800.274.2714
Haunted History Tour of Old Town – Eureka: Most evenings upon request. 707.672.5012
Horseback Tours into Redwood National Park – Orick: 1000 Drydens Rd. 707.499.2943 RedwoodCreekBuckarettes.com
HumBoats Kayak Adventures – Eureka: Tours and rentals on Humboldt Bay, SUPS Woodley Island, A Dock. 707.443.5157
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center – Eureka: Kayaks, canoes & stand up paddle board rentals. 921 Waterfront Dr. 707.443.4222
Lost Coast Adventure Tours - Take you & your group (up to 10 people) hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, on a ropes course, horseback riding, surfing, diving, on a scenic drive, or to do any other activity our diverse county has to offer. 707. 986.9895
Pacific Outfitters Adventures Tours & Instruction - Redwood National & State Parks: Hiking, fishing, kayaking and surfing. 844.926.6566
Stop in the Eureka Visitor Center 240 “E” St. Eureka, Open Tues - Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 11am-4pm 707.798.6411
VISIT AN ART GALLERY or MUSEUM EXHIBIT
Arcata Artisans Arcata - Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun Noon-4pm. 883 “H” St. 707.825.9133 (Artist's receptions 2nd Fri month during Arts! Arcata)
Clarke Historical Museum Eureka - Art showcase, in addition to an ongoing Victorian period exhibit & impressive display of Native American basketry & regalia. Tue-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. 240 “E” St. 707.443.1947
Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum Fortuna - The Chapmans have traveled to all 50 States and every continent to acquire this vast collection of fossils, rocks & gems. 10am-5pm every day. 4 miles South of Fortuna on Hwy 101. 707.725.2714
Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum Samoa - Learn about the seafaring heritage of the area. From the first ship to enter the bay to the interesting lives of lighthouse keepers. Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm. 77 Cookhouse Rd. 707.444.9440
Morris Graves Museum of Art Eureka - Exhibitions from artists, both local and from around the world, as well as a permanent collection of work by Morris Graves. In the historic Carnegie building. Wed-Sun 12-5pm. 636 “F” St. 707.442.0278 humboldtarts.org/visit
Natural History Museum Arcata - Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. 1242 “G” St. 707.826.4479 humboldt.edu/natmus/index.html
Old Town Art Gallery Eureka - The oldest non-profit, cooperative art gallery in Humboldt County showing local artist. 10am-5pm every day. 417 2nd St. 707. 445.2315 eurekaoldtownartgallery.com/ (Reception during Arts Alive – 1st Sat. 6-9pm)
Redwood Art Association Eureka - A collection of some of Humboldt County’s finest artists. Wed – Sun, Noon-5 pm. 603 “F” St. 707.268.0755
Trinidad Art Gallery Trinidad – Local artist cooperative. 10am-5pm every day. 490 Trinity St. 707.677.3770 www.trinidadartgallery.com