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A day’s work in the wetlands

The Redwood Region Audubon Association will host a “Wigi Wetlands Volunteer Day” on Saturday from 9am to 11am

Volunteers are needed to help create bird-friendly native habitats and restore a section of the trail across the bay by removing invasive plants and debris. The trail section is behind the Bayshore Mall, and volunteers will meet in the parking lot directly behind Walmart.

Redwood Audubon Society will provide tools, gloves, and packaged snacks. Volunteers should bring their own drinking water. Contact Jeremy Cashen at [email protected] or 214-605-7368 for more information.

Swamp tour

The Redwood Region Audubon Society will present a free guided tour of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday from 8:30am to 11am

Bring your binoculars and meet your tour leader, Michael Morris, at the end of South I Street (Lake Klopp) in Arcata to enjoy the easy-to-walk trails and the many ducks and shorebirds that will spend the winter in the swamp.

Visiting the swamp

Friends of the Arcata Marsh is sponsoring a free tour of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday.

Meet leader Barbara Reisman at 2:00 PM in the lobby of the South G Street Interpretation Center for a 90-minute rain or shine walk focusing on the plants, history, and/or ecology of the swamp.

Masks are strongly recommended inside the building. For more information, call 707-826-2359.

Park workday

Volunteers are invited to a monthly work party at Shelter Cove to plant, weed and improve native vegetable gardens at the Office of Land Management’s three rotating public spaces.

Sponsored by Friends of the Lost Coast and BLM King Range, the event will take place at Mal Coombs Park on Sunday from 10am to 1pm. Everyone will meet at the lighthouse at Mal Coombs Park, 1176 Lower Pacific Drive in Shelter Cove. Dress in layers. Tools and gloves will be provided. For more information and RSVP, please email [email protected]

Weekly bingo

Bingo games are played every Tuesday at Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Doors open at 5pm and games start at 6pm. A snack bar is available.

Candy sale

Soroptimist International of Arcata sells See’s Christmas candy at Ken’s Auto Parts, 480 G St. in Arcata and at Redwood Community Pharmacy in McKinleyville at 1567 City Center Road. Supplies are limited.

To have See’s products delivered directly to your address, look for the YUM link on SoroptimistofArcata.org or contact Patti at [email protected] The deadline for online orders is December 2nd.

All proceeds from candy sales will be used for local awards and community projects in Arcata, McKinleyville and the Mad River metropolitan area.

Soroptimist International of Arcata is a voluntary organization serving the community for over 69 years. Its mission is to provide women and girls with access to education and training to achieve economic empowerment.

Dance

Humboldt Folk Dancers invites the public to the “International Folk Dance Party” on December 2 from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata.

The event features easy dancing and an evening of international music with local bands. People of all ages and dance levels are welcome. COVID-19 protocols will apply. For more information, call 707-496-6734 or visit humboldtfolkdancers.org.

Christmas art sale

The Humboldt Artist Gallery “Holiday Sale” will be held on December 3 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM and December 4 from noon to 5:00 PM at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka.

Visitors can view a wide range of art, gifts and crafts, including pottery, photography, art prints and cards, as well as original paintings by local artists, starting at $5.

Humboldt Artist Gallery members include Vicki Barry, Julia Bednar, Jody Bryan, Jim Lowry, Paul Rickard, Patricia Sundgren-Smith, Sara Starr, Kim Reid and Claudia Lima.

There will be live music from pianist Katharina Meerle Goodshield and local choir groups A Company of Voices and EHS Limited Edition for those who come to shop during Arts Alive! December 3 from 18:00 to 21:00

Road working day

Local trail enthusiasts are invited to join Friends of the Lost Coast members for “Trail Stewards Workday” on the Pacific Rim Trail in King Range on December 6 from 10am to 2pm, weather permitting.

The work will include raking, brushing, drainage work and other basic trail maintenance work. Volunteers should meet Lost Coast Trail Stewards at Low Gap Trailhead on King Peak Road at
Also, through a new partnership program with the Bureau of Land Management/King Range National Conservation Area, Friends of the Lost Coast is offering a limited number of paid internships for local youth ages 12 to 16 to work with Lost Coast Trail Stewards. Up to four individual scholarships will be available for each Trail Stewards business day, offering $10 per hour. Scholarships will be available on a first come, first served basis and no prior trail experience is required.

For more information or to confirm your participation on business day December 6, please email [email protected]

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