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When: Thursdays

Audubon Children’s Nature Writing Contest is accepting entries until March 24. For more information, visit or email

Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society's Student Bird Art Contest is accepting entries until March 24. For more information, visit or email

Performer and vendor applications now open for Mateel Community Center’s Summer Arts & Music Festival, June 3-4, 2017. For more information, visit or call 923-3368.

The Morris Graves Museum of Art seeks volunteer greeters for Friday and Saturday afternoons, noon-2:30 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m. Contact: Janine Murphy, Museum Programs Manager: or 442-0278 ext 202.

Call for contestants for the 4th Mr. Humboldt Pageant. Application deadline is Jan. 20 for the Feb. 11 pageant. Apply on Facebook, message application or email

Humboldt Roller Derby seeks volunteers for game days during the 2017 season. HRD will be hosting a Volunteer Orientation on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 from 5:30-6:30pm at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. For more information, contact or call 386-2575.

The Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Advisory Committee is accepting proposals for the sixth annual Conservation Grant Program awards. Deadline is Jan. 31. Visit

Grant applications through Humboldt Sponsors are available for 2017 to local nonprofits serving Humboldt County youth. Downloadable applications and instructions are at Completed application packets must be returned by Feb. 1. Mail to: Lois Lee Busey, Funding Chair, Humboldt Sponsors, 3147 Dolbeer #6, Eureka, CA 95503. For more information call 442-6369 or email

The Humboldt Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom seeks applications for its Edilith Eckart Memorial Peace Scholarshipsupporting projects that promote peace and/or social justice, locally or globally. Scholarship grants range from $150-$500. Application and information at Deadline is 4 p.m. on Feb. 25. Mail applications to WILPF at P.O. Box 867, Arcata, CA 95518 or email to: Call 822-5711.

The Point-in-Time homeless count scheduled for Feb. 28 seeks help with the count as well as donations of food for count volunteers and new socks for the homeless participating in the survey. Call 441-5520 or visit

The Humboldt Arts Council invites community members to submit collections for the show: Humboldt Collects! To submit, send a completed Humboldt Collects Submission Form, which can be downloaded at and up to three hi-res (300 dpi, 1mb) digital images to by Jan. 20.

The Arcata City Council seeks volunteer members for Arcata’s new Public Safety Task Force. Applications are available online at, and at the City Manager’s Office, 736 F St., Arcata, during business hours. Applications accepted until positions are filled. Call 822-5953.

AARP tax volunteers needed. No tax return experience needed, but volunteers should have basic computer skills. Call 268- 3972 or 362-0759, or visit

Humboldt State University’s Humboldt International Film Fest announces the call-to-entry for local films. Deadline is midnight Feb. 28. Entry fee is $10 for Humboldt County residents. Free for HSU students and alumni. Go to, call 826-4113 or email

The McKinleyville Community Services District announces two regular voting member vacancies and one alternate member vacancy on the Recreation Advisory Committee. Mail letters of application to the MCSD, Attn: Lesley Frisbee, P.O. Box 2037, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 839-9003.

North Coast Community Garden Collaborative seeks donated garden supplies, monetary donations and/or volunteers. For more information, contact 269-2071 or

Volunteers needed for the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center. Call 826-2359 or email

Volunteers wanted for Eureka VA clinic. Call 269-7502.


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