On native plants
The California Native Plant Society invites the public to a lecture, “Botanical Areas in Six Rivers National Forest,” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. (To watch the lecture via Zoom, go to northcoastcnps.org.)
Some areas in national forests are so botanically exceptional and unique that they are protected. The closest and most accessible of these is the serpentine landscape of the Horse Mountain Botanical Area. Forest botanist John McRae will present a photo tour of the botanically designated areas of the Six Rivers National Forest.
Refreshments will be available at 7 p.m. before the start of the program. For more information, call 707-822-2015.
Marsh field trip
The Redwood Region Audubon Society will present a free field trip to the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Bring your binoculars and meet trip leader Kathryn Wendel at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata to enjoy easy walking trails, beautiful views of Humboldt Bay, and a diverse array of winter birds including ducks, geese, shorebirds, raptors, grebes, grebes and grebes.
DAR to meet
Saturday’s Daughters of the American Revolution meeting will be hosted by the Redwood Forest Chapter. The Del Norte and Eel River Valley chapters will join together for a joint meeting to be held at the Veterans Memorial Building at 10th and H streets, Eureka.
The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m. Corky Peterson, whose ancestors lived in Southern Humboldt, will present a program titled “Petrolia — Resources for Small Town Success.” Lunch will follow at the Samoa Cookhouse.
A “Paper Party” with Peterson from 2 to 6 p.m. will be held at Fortuna in Marleen-Genzoli Hall, Redwood Genealogical Society, Community Center Building, Rohner Park, No. 5 Parkway, Fortuna.
DAR members can attend all or some of the events. For more information and to RSVP, contact Regent Debbie Coles at 707-601-5005 or [email protected]
A tour of the marsh
Friends of Arcata Marsh is sponsoring a free tour of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday.
Meet leader Sharon Levy at 2pm in the lobby of the Interpretive Center on South G Street for a 90-minute walk, rain or shine, focusing on marsh history, sewage treatment, birds and/or ecology. The use of masks inside the building is strongly recommended. For more information, call 707-826-2359.
A Swedish pancake breakfast will be served Sunday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road. The price is $8.
The Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a free guided bird tour of the Eureka Waterfront Trail with leader Ralph Bucher on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
This relatively urban trail offers the potential to observe abundance and diversity of species compared to many more remote locations. This walk follows a flat, paved path that is wheelchair accessible. Email Ralph Bucher to sign up for this field trip at [email protected]
Dances with live bands are held Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Cost to attend is $9 per person.
Bingo games are played every Tuesday at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Doors open at 5pm and games start at 6pm. A snack bar is available.
The next breakfast for Caltrans retirees, spouses and members of the Quarter Century Club will be at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Village Pantry, 1912 Broadway in Eureka.
RSVP with Arlene Hartin by email at [email protected] or call 707-443-8841 by Monday. Participants are asked to be fully vaccinated with a recent booster.
Commuting by bike
The Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Association’s next meeting will be a dinner on Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant, 13th and G Streets in Arcata.
Only those who are vaccinated and vaccinated against COVID-19 are invited to participate. The program is determined by the participants.
A free chamber music concert will be presented Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at Arcata Lutheran Church, 151 E. 16th St., Arcata. With a featured post, people will have the opportunity to hear a string quartet, a jazz ensemble, and a brass ensemble.