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JANUARY 2020

Arcata Marsh New Year's Day Walk – annual event
Jan 1, Wed. – Arcata:
Welcome in the New Year with a nature ramble through the Arcata Marsh. 10am. FREE. 569 South “G” St.

Guided Nature Walk at Wildlife Refuge
Jan 1, Wed. – Loleta:
Guided 2 mile walk with naturalist Louise Bacon-Ogden. 9am. FREE. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406

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

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival – annual event
Jan 5, Sun. – Eureka:
A concert entitled "Beethoven's Last Words”. 7pm. Pay what you can. Eureka Women's Club. 1531 "J" St.

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

Friends of the Arcata Marsh Lecture

Jan 17, Fri. - Arcata: New topic each month. 7:30pm. Free. Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 S. “G” St. 707.826.2359

Art & Nature at the Refuge
Jan 19, Sun. - Loleta:
Art & nature exploration activities for all ages and abilities. FREE. drop-in 1pm -4pm. Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406

Audubon Birdwalk Hikshari' Trail (Eureka Waterfront)
Jan 19, Sun. - Eureka:
Guided birdwalk on the Elk River trail. 9am. FREE. Meet at foot of W. Del Norte Street. 707.499.1247

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 Botanical Garden – Eureka: Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. 7707 Tompkins Hill Road. 707.442.5139  www.hbgf.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


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