Humboldt Dining and Cal Poly Humboldt are participating in the nation’s largest farmers market event on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with millions of college and university students across the United States invited to attend.
Local farmers and fresh produce vendors will gather on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus to share their produce and meet with students.
The event, called “Fall Festi-Ful,” is organized by Humboldt Dining, Cal Poly Humboldt’s food service provider, and will be hosted virtually by celebrity chef Jet Tila.
At local level, the “Fall Festi-Ful” will take place in the Quad SAC. There is no charge to attend this event, which includes food, music, games, fresh produce giveaways, circus activities, tables, DIY pumpkin painting and more.
A “Humboldt Intl’ Film Fest Movie Night” is scheduled for Thursday at 6 pm in the Van Duzer Theater on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus. Doors open half an hour before the show.
The Cal Poly Humboldt Film 260 class presents this free event, featuring chilling films from the HIFF archive. The event is open to students and the public. After the program there will be a short discussion.
DAR to meet
The Redwood Forest Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Eureka Veterans Memorial Building, 10th and H streets.
Dr. Tanya Tom, director of the Eureka Veterinary Center, will be the guest speaker. In his presentation on available veteran services, Tom will discuss the needs of women veterans and the services available specifically for them.
Also on the agenda will be continued discussion and planning for the chapter’s centennial celebration on May 20, 2023.
The Greater Trinity Chamber of Commerce is holding its first “Fisherman’s Party” Saturday from noon to 5 pm at the Trinidad School, 300 Trinity St., Trinidad.
Enjoy a meal of fresh fish and side dishes along with live music and local drinks. This event is held to support local fishermen, with fish coming straight from Trinidad’s docks.
Tickets are $20 and include the meal, with vegetarian options available. Drinks are $5. Proceeds from this event will go to the Blessing of the Fleet. For more information, go to https://www.exploretrinidadca.com/play.
Tour through the swamp
The Redwood Region Audubon Society will present a free guided tour of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
October usually brings many migrants, including grebes, grebes, other waders and ducks. Bring binoculars and meet trip leader Kathryn Wendel at the end of South I Street (Lake Klopp) in Arcata for a chance to enjoy views of Humboldt Bay, easy walking trails, and a wide variety of birds.
Excursion to the swamp
The Friends of the Arcata Marsh are sponsoring a free tour of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday.
Meet leader Ken Burton at 2:00 pm in the lobby of the South G Street Interpretive Center for a 90-minute walk, rain or shine, focusing on bird, plant and/or wetland ecology.
Masks are recommended but not required inside the building, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. For more information, call 707-826-2359.
Bird watching visit
The Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a free guided birding tour of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Meet leader Ralph Bucher at the Visitor Center for this special trip celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. The four-mile hike is on a wide, gravel-filled, easily accessible trail. The north dike will be open during the day and provides access to the north end of the refuge. Participants will walk from the Information Center to the willows to Hook Bay Slough, continue along the levee to the north end of the shelter and return through the tree line. Email Ralph to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Redwood Genealogical Society will meet on October 12th at 11:30 am at La Locha’s, 751 S. Fortuna Blvd.
Speaker Lee Cramer will highlight the life of Emma O’Connor, an early 1870s settler in Humboldt County. She organized and founded a Native Daughters of the Golden West Parlor in Fortuna. The Reichling Parlor No. 97 of the NDGW was instituted on April 10, 1897, with 36 founding members. She and her husband, Deming, ran a hotel where he practiced dentistry. Both were also excellent photographers.
An optional lunch of two tacos, chips and a drink is available for $12, plus tax and tip.
For retired teachers
The Cal Poly Humboldt Emeritus and Retired Staff Association will have two speakers at its quarterly luncheon on October 13 (in person or via Zoom) from the Plaza View Room in Arcata.
The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the presentations will begin at 12:15 p.m. All guests in person must be fully vaccinated. Masks are voluntary. Lunch will be available for purchase or to go.
The first presenter will be Melinda McLarin, Public Health Nurse Supervisor and Immunization Coordinator for the Department of Health and Human Services/Public Health. It will provide updated information about vaccines against COVID-19. Next, Kaitlin Reed, assistant professor of Native American studies, will discuss her upcoming book, “From Gold Rush to Green Rush.”
The lunch, prepared by Uniquely Yours Catering, includes bread, salad and sides, and is available for $17.50. Wine will be available. The Humboldt Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association will cover the cost of the first glass of wine for those who purchase lunch.
The Association of Emeritus and Retired Staff and Emeritus Association dues are $20 to help defray the cost of advertising, mailings and social media.
Cows and Coho Tour
A “Cows & Coho Tour” is scheduled for Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Ave, Eureka.
The event, sponsored by the Northcoast Regional Land Trust, features local civil engineer Conor Shea, who will lead a guided hike in the Freshwater Farm Reserve. Shea will discuss the history of the property, the ecological restoration that has been completed there, and the community effort to restore the iconic dairy barn on the site.
Attendees should wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to be outdoors for the duration of this event – part of the tour will involve walking over rough terrain through the restored wetland.
For more information, email Matthew at M.Morassutti@ncrlt.org.