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Friday, September 17, 2021

2021 Apple Harvest Festival Canceled

Posted By on Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 1:45 PM

PHOTO BY MARK MCKENNA
  • Photo by Mark McKenna
Sad to say, but it looks like the Friendly City's annual Apple Harvest Festival will be put on the shelf again this year. Organizers had hoped to offer a limited and safe event this year, but didn't feel that was possible.

The annual event that sees the whole town transformed into an autumn cornucopia with orchard hay rides, apple pie and cider sales, live music, a lively downtown street fair and bushels of family fun has been a staple of the community for almost 40 years.

Organizers want to remind people that while the festival is canceled, the town of Fortuna and Clendenen's Cider Works are open for business, and apples and other fresh fall produce are still available.

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Music, Food and Fun at Annie and Mary Day

Posted By on Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 1:00 AM

PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
  • Photo by Mark Larson
Oh, Happy Day! Happy Annie and Mary Day, that is. Have fun in the Blue Lake sun with the return of the annual celebration of the historic Arcata Mad River Rail Line on Sunday, July 11 in Blue Lake (free).

The family friendly event features a parade in town at 11 a.m. followed by music with the Back Seat Drivers, Dead On, Cadillac Ranch and Barn Fire at Perigot Park from noon-5 p.m. Also at the park, you'll find barbecue and other food, pony rides, a petting zoo, craft vendors and a car show. Mad River micro-brews, wine and Jewell Distillery Citon Vodka cocktails will be available for purchase. 
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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Oyster Festival Express this Saturday!

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 9:54 AM

THE LATIN PEPPERS
  • The Latin Peppers
Oh, the sweet sounds of live music returning to our clubs, bars, street festivals and farmers markets. And now, outside the Creamery Building for the Oyster Festival Express. Come down to the Creamery District on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to hear the Latin Peppers at 10:15 a.m., Amber Soul at 11:45 a.m., Grateful Getdown at 1:15 p.m. and the Paula Jones Band at 2:45 p.m. as part of this year’s virtual/in-person Oyster Festival mix.

Pick up your pre-sale oyster package (two dozen oysters and a 2021 Arcata Bay Oyster Festival T-shirt for $50, online), grab a map showing all the oyster specials in Humboldt County and check out the lively art market. The event will be live streamed at www.ArcataMainStreet.com, too, with music, oyster calling contest, best oyster contest, special guests and more.
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Friday, June 18, 2021

Summer Arts Faire This Weekend at the Mateel

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 4:00 AM

ARMY & 7TH STREET BAND, PHOTO BY LEE ABEL
  • Army & 7th Street Band, Photo by Lee Abel
The Mateel Community Center presents the 44th Summer Arts Faire Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20 with indoor and outdoor stages packed with music to make up for all you've missed this past year and a half. The family friendly event features a mix of regional bands and DJs, over 50 craft and food vendors, local beer and wine and kids activities. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day, music starts at noon and the good times go until late in the evening both nights.

Mainstage performers for Saturday:

Object Heavy, DJ Just One, Special Guest Family, DJ Feral Selector, Blue Luke & the Elements, Hill Honey & the Wildcats, Kings Range, Seed 707.
OBJECT HEAVY
  • Object Heavy
... and Sunday:

Army & 7th Street Band, DJ J Riggs, Irie Rockerz , Latin Peppers, DJ RunDat, Stealhead, Eclectic Coyotes, Intergalactic Trash, Jammies by 9.
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  • DJ Michelle RunDat
Outside Stage on Saturday:

Funnicators, Gypsy Band, Anna Hamilton, Zach Gravender, Belly Dancing with Desert Lilies, Christina Seraphina & Rockin Rubies, Mihael Kavanaugh.

... and Sunday:

Chris McCurdy & Peter Childs, Gypsy Band, SoHum Girls, Terry Sisters & the Rolling Papers, Belly Dancing with Desert Lilies, Christina Seraphina & Rockin Rubies, Bud Rogers.

Tickets are available online at www.Mateel.org or at the gate for $20 per day, free for kids 12 and under with paid adult, $10 discount each day for MCC members Parking is $20 a car or free with carpools of four or more.
State and local COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect for all attendees.
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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Beans, Linguiça to go in Ferndale

Posted By on Sat, May 22, 2021 at 6:00 AM

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Take a Sunday drive to Ferndale, take in its green pastures and Victorian architecture, then take home a hearty dinner of beans, linguiça, salad and bread from the Holy Ghost Celebration on Sunday, May 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Ferndale Portuguese Hall (donation).  Donations help the Portuguese Hall with repairs and operating expenses for future Holy Ghost celebrations. This is a take-out event only. 
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Southern Humboldt Farmers Markets Kick off 2021 Season

Posted By on Sat, May 1, 2021 at 6:30 AM

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Southern Humboldt farmers markets kick off the 2021 season this week with two additions to the circuit. Markets in Miranda and Garberville join Shelter Cove (up and running since April 20) in offering farm fresh produce, veggie starts, grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and eggs, herbal products, arts and crafts and more now through October. Find the Miranda Farmers Market on Mondays from 2 to 6 p.m. at Miranda Market, the Shelter Cove Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mario's Marina Bar and the Garberville Farmers Market on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Garberville Town Square.
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Friday, April 23, 2021

The Clarke Historical Museum Presents a Virtual Tea-Tasting

Posted By on Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 6:30 AM

PHOTO BY HOLLY HARVEY
  • Photo by Holly Harvey
Curious about cha-no-yu? Get the tea on this traditional Japanese cultural practice at Gateway to Zen: An Introduction to the Japanese Tea Ceremony, on Sunday, April 25 at 4 p.m., online ($30). Harvey II and Holly Harvey, founders of the Horai Center, lead a virtual tea-tasting and Zoom presentation on cha-no-yu (tea ceremony). Participants will receive a custom mug, matcha and sweets. Plus a captivating performance by Humboldt Taiko. Get tickets online at
www.clarkemuseum.org/gateway-to-zen.html.
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Friday, April 2, 2021

Early Breweries on Tap at Humboldt County Historical Society Program

Posted By on Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 6:30 AM

Humboldt’s hop history is on tap for this month’s Humboldt County Historical Society Program, Mercantile Brewing in Humboldt County, happening Saturday, April 3 at 2:30 p.m. via Zoom. Presented by Michael Berry, this journey back in time chronicles every commercial brewery known to have operated in Humboldt County from 1854 to the present day — and shows how early brewers struggled in a competitive market. There are limited slots. Sign up for the lecture by 5 p.m. April 2 at www.humboldthistory.org/libraryprogram.
Humboldt County Brewing Company at Broadway and Harris staff in 1909. - HUMBOLDT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
  • Humboldt County Historical Society
  • Humboldt County Brewing Company at Broadway and Harris staff in 1909.
Humboldt County Brewing Company at Broadway and Harris in the 1910s. - HUMBOLDT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
  • Humboldt County Historical Society
  • Humboldt County Brewing Company at Broadway and Harris in the 1910s.
Humboldt County Brewing Company advertisement in the Eureka Herald on 12/30/1908. - HUMBOLDT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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  • Humboldt County Brewing Company advertisement in the Eureka Herald on 12/30/1908.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Drive Thru Dinner Fundraisers

Posted By on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 1:10 PM

Dinner conundrum? Problem solved. A few local organizations are serving up the goods at their fundraising dinners this week offering a variety of choices. It's eats made easy, folks — delicious, nutritious and you don't even have to get out of your car.

The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka is grilling plump bratwursts for The Best of the Wurst - A Drive-by Bratwurst Dinner on Thursday, March 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Lodge on Herrick Avenue in Eureka ($25). Drive in and they’ll bring out to your car a hearty dinner of brats, hot potato salad, sauerkraut and a pretzel. Credit or debit only. Get tickets at www.swrotary.org or onsite when picking up. Guten appetit!
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What if chutney's your jam? Swing by the Mateel Community Center for an Indian, gluten-free dinner prepared by chef Michael McKaskle on Friday, March 26 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (prices vary). Chef McKaskle's serving up  Saag aloo (greens and potato curry), Channa tikka masala (garbanzo tomato curry), raita (cucumber salad), chutney and pickle with rice, and your choice of one of the following: Lamb vindaloo (while supplies last) $20; South Indian coconut ginger pork $18; Coconut ginger shiitake vegetables $16. Additionally, you can order pakoras (fried veggie balls), $5; deep fried curry shiitake mushrooms, $5; pumpkin curry soup, $5; coconut vegan rice pudding with rose water, $4; and mango lassi (yogurt smoothie), $5.  Yum. The spice is right. Just drive up and order.

And on Saturday, March 27, saddle up for steak, two types of salad, twice-baked potato and dessert at Humboldt Del Norte Cattlemen's Drive-Thru New York Steak Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ferndale Veterans Memorial Building ($20 advance at Humboldt Auction Yard or Greens Pharmacy).  Loosen that belt buckle and cowboy up. 
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Friday, March 12, 2021

St. Patrick's Day Drive-By Dinner & Irish Music at the Clarke Museum

Posted By on Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:53 AM

Feelin' green because you're not celebrating your favorite holiday at the bar this year? Have a hankering for homemade shepherd's pie and a fat shamrock cupcake from Ramone's? Maybe you're missing those lively nights at Gallagher's when Seabury Gould and Evan Morden kept your toes tappin' as you downed fish and chips with pints and pals. If it just doesn't feel like St. Paddy's Day without some of these traditions, the Clarke Museum has a treat for you.
Chocolate cupcakes with plain buttercream or mint buttercream frosting - COURTESY OF RAMONE’S BAKERY
  • Courtesy of Ramone’s Bakery
  • Chocolate cupcakes with plain buttercream or mint buttercream frosting

Join the Clarke Museum for the St. Patrick's Day Drive-By Dinner & Irish Music, Wednesday, March 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. (featuring the aforementioned shepherd's pie and shamrock chocolate cupcakes from Ramone's Cafe & Bakery).

Order your dinners online at the Clarke Museum's website by 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 13,  pick up dinner at the Clarke on Wednesday, March 17 between 4 and 5:30 p.m. and then, back at home, enjoy an hour of live Irish music from Seabury and Evan from 6 to 7 p.m. streamed over Zoom by the MARZ Project crew from The Ink People. 


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