Friday, July 29, 2016

Thanks, Eureka!

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Pokémon Go's been great for getting you out and exploring, but why not put your phone down for a few hours and recharge your own battery during Eureka Parks and Rec's third annual Get Out and Play Day on July 30 (free)?

The fun includes free water activities (paddle boarding, kayak demos, etc.) at Play on the Bay from noon to 4 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. If you'd rather stay in port, lace up your shoes and take the Old Town Historic Walking Tour starting at the Clarke Historical Museum at 2 p.m. or go on an Interpretive Tour of Hikshari' Trail at 11:30 a.m. There's the Kicks and Tricks Skateboard Competition at Eureka Skate Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the Redwood Coast Grand Slam softball tournament from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Kennedy and Hartman Fields. Right across the street at Sequoia Park, all ages can take part in Zumba, yoga and body combat at Fitness in the Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., watch or participate in the Family Olympics, and top off the day at the park with Rockin in the Redwoods, featuring music from Taxi and barbecue from 4:45 to 8 p.m.

Elsewhere, for kids 12 and under with a paying adult, other free activities include golf at Eureka Golf Course from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., admission to Sequoia Park Zoo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and rides on the Madaket at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. at the Foot of C Street.

You can download a GOPD passport at and have it stamped at each event for a chance to win prizes. And if you find yourself twitching to tap your devices, you can follow the events on all your social media by using #GOPD2016.

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