Thursday, December 12, 2013

Blah, Humbug

Refresh your holiday spirit with toy drives, music

Posted by on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Did Black Friday break you? Are you getting a little Grinchy around the edges? Maybe you need to regroup and get into the spirit of the season.

You can't swing a Tickle Me Elmo without hitting a Toys for Tots donation bin. (Don't actually swing one — the Marines don't have time for your shenanigans.) Humboldt has more than 60 collection sites at grocery stores, salons, tattoo shops and casinos. It couldn't be easier to pick up a new toy and toss it in for a child in need.

Humboldt Bay Firefighters are collecting new, unwrapped toys for local children at fire stations and other locations until Tuesday. They're also taking cash donations to give meals and holiday treats to seniors who could use a hand.

click to enlarge ARCATA INTERFAITH GOSPEL CHOIR
  • Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir

Still bah, humbugging? Get swept up in the joyful noise of the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir and the McKinleyville Community Choir on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Eureka and on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Arcata Presbyterian Church ($12 suggested donation for each). Two choirs for the price of one — can I get a hallelujah?

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