Lifestyle briefs |  Folk party set for weekend – Times-Standard

Lifestyle briefs | Folk party set for weekend – Times-Standard

Folk dances

The Humboldt Folk Dancers invite the public to a live music, international folk dance party Friday from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata.

The event includes easy dances and an evening of international music with Chubritza. Admission is $5 to $10 sliding scale, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages and dance levels are welcome. For more information, call 707-496-6734 or go to

Hawaiian music

Aloha 808 will provide danceable Hawaiian music during the Arts Alive! Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Redwood Art Association Gallery, corner of Sixth and F streets, Eureka. Currently, the “New Year’s Fair” in honor of Roy Grieshaber is on display.

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The Humboldt County Historical Society, Clarke Historical Museum and Humboldt County Library will host their “Saturday Speaker Series” this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Clarke Museum, 240 E St., Eureka. (The museum will also be streamed live via YouTube.)

Local historian Lynette Mullen will present a talk entitled “The Infamous Humboldt County Double Murder and the Framing of an Innocent Man.”

Tour the Marsh

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 a.m.

Bring binoculars and meet trip leader Dan Greaney at the end of South I Street (Lake Klopp) in Arcata to enjoy easy trails, beautiful views of Humboldt Bay, and a variety of wintering birds, including ducks, shorebirds, herons, and egrets, birds of prey and songbirds. Also look out for otters and otter markings as they frequent the marsh ponds.

AAUW is in session

The Humboldt Chapter of the American Association of University Women holds its monthly meeting Saturday.

The speaker will be Arne Jacobson, director of the Schatz Energy Research Center and professor of engineering at Cal Poly Humboldt. Jacobson will discuss current projects underway at the center, which was founded in 1989 to promote the use of clean and renewable energy, addressing issues related to wind and solar energy, renewable energy technology development and energy policy .

There will also be short presentations by several of the campers who were sponsored by AAUW-Humboldt to attend TechTrek, a weeklong science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camp at Sonoma State College. Students Kyla Benzinger, Amanda Champ, Mallory Turner, Eva Meyer, Olivia Perez and Darby Moore, all now in eighth grade in Humboldt County Schools, will talk about their hands-on learning experiences in workshops involving computer coding, engineering and construction projects. chemistry and astronomy.

The meeting will be held at the Red Lion Hotel, 1929 Fourth St., Eureka. Registration starts at 9:30am, brunch follows, and then the presentation is at 10:30am.

Cost is $30 including brunch or $8 for drinks only. For more information, go to or contact Gina Rogers at [email protected].

AAUW’s mission is to advance gender equality through research, education and advocacy. The Humboldt Chapter provides scholarships to students returning to Cal Poly Humboldt, supports STEM and college preparation for local students, and hosts monthly meetings like these to promote community involvement.

Walking path

The Redwood Region Audubon Society and trip leader Janelle Chojnacki will present a free hike along the Hammond Trail on Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m.

By making frequent stops to look out over the Crazy River, participants can spot more common urban birds such as sparrows, finches and thrushes and also look for aquatic species around the river such as cormorants, gulls, terns and grebes.

Everyone will meet in the small parking lot at the corner of Murray and Kelly where Murray Road meets the Hammond Trail.

Dance party

A prom with live music and “a great floor” takes place Monday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Admission is $9.

Lots of pancakes

An old-fashioned pancake breakfast will be served Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. at Freshwater Grange.

The menu includes buttermilk and whole wheat pancakes, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce, orange juice, tea and French roast coffee. Top your eggs with homemade sauce and cheese. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children.

FOAM lecture

Join the Friends of the Arcata Marsh on February 7th for the new monthly “First Wednesday Lecture Series.”

The speaker will be David Couch, vice president of FOAM and retired sewage treatment plant operator. He will cover the progress of the city’s massive sewer system upgrade and update attendees on what remains to be done.

The talk will begin at 7 p.m. at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 South G St. It will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a question and answer session.

The presentation will be simulcast on Zoom. For more information, call 707-826-2359 or go to

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