day of discovery
The Cal Poly Humboldt Natural History Museum is hosting a new all-ages event called Cool and Creepy Discovery Day on Saturdays from noon to 4pm.
From giant spiders and bats to skulls and the skin of a 15-foot python, everyone has a chance to explore “cool and spooky creatures.” The museum will also feature several new specimens, including snowy owls, grizzly bears, mountain lions and Nile crocodiles.
Exploratory activities by Cal Poly Humboldt students will be available. This includes seeing skulls and teeth, bats and owls, glow-in-the-dark minerals, and more. Other new works are also on display.
Admission to the Saturday event is $3 per attendee, and admission is free for Natural History Museum members and adults accompanying children. Masks are required and costume wear is recommended.
For more information, visit natmus.humboldt.edu or leave a message at 707-826-4479. The museum is located at 1242 G St. in Arcata.
tour the swamp
Friends of the Arcata Marsh sponsors free tours of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturdays.
Everyone will meet leader Sharon Levy at 2pm in the lobby of the Interpretive Center on South G Street for a 90-minute walk, rain or shine, focusing on wetland history, wastewater treatment, birds and ecology.
Wearing a mask while inside the building is recommended, but not required, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Please call 707-826-2359 for more information.
The Audubon Society of Redwood Areas will be offering free guided excursions at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.
Many migratory birds come in October, often thunderings, sandpipers, other waders and ducks Grab your binoculars and meet travel leader Larry Larry at the end of South I Street (Crop Lake) in Arcata. Meet Karstedt and get the chance to experience the stunning scenery of Humboldt Bay with easy access – walking trails and a wide variety of birdlife.
Bird watching tour
The Redwood Area Audubon Society hosts a monthly “Women and Girls Bird Watching” series on Saturdays from 9-11am. This month’s outing will focus on both birds and plants.
Everyone brings their binoculars to look for birds along the Freshwater Creek Trail before heading to the Native Plant Nurseries and Demonstration Gardens of the North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
Meet Trip Leaders Kate Rowe and Barbara Raisman at the Freshwater Farms Reserve Trail parking lot (5851 Myrtle Ave, Eureka). Reservations are not required.
look for birds
The Loreta region is a mix of riverbanks, marshes, meadows and estuaries and is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Ken Burton, travel leader for the Redwood Area Audubon Society, will lead a half-day outing on Sunday to look for waterfowl, shorebirds, waders, raptors and songbirds.
Meet at the intersection of Eel River Drive and Summer Street in Loreta at 8:30 AM. Be prepared to carpool with an optional mask. If you would like to carpool to the meeting point, please contact Ken Burton at 707-499-1146 or email@example.com.
pancakes and books
The Trinidad Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast and book sale in the Trinidad School cafeteria on Sundays from 8-11am. Menus include pancakes, eggs, a choice of ham or bacon, or biscuits and gravy and eggs. Breakfast costs $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Children’s books are 25 cents, paperbacks are 50 cents, and hardcovers are $1.Proceeds from breakfast and book sales support local schools and community projects
Bingo games are held every Tuesday at Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Doors open at 5pm, game starts at 6pm Snack bar available.
The Redwood Empire Quilters Guild will be held on November 3rd at Humboldt Grange, 58945 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka.
The program will focus on honoring veterans. The Guild donates quilts made by its members to Hospice Veterans and the North Coast Veterans Resource Center. A project will be announced to honor other veterans.
Social time starts at 5:30pm and meetings start at 6:00pm. For more information, please call Martha Johnson at 707-498-5390.
The Redwood Genealogical Society will be held on November 9th at 11:30 am at La Locha’s Restaurant (751 S. Fortuna Blvd.).
The program begins at noon with Carol Kinser speaking about her grandmother, Alice Davis Chase, who came to Humboldt County in 1861 when she was 10 years old. Kinser also tells the story of her grandfather, Arthur French Chase. has been developed.
An optional lunch of two tacos, chips and a drink is available for $12 plus tax and tip.