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The Parent’s Resource Guide

Everything A Parent Needs To Know

Fun Things To Do • Calendar of Events Health & Nutrition • Youth Groups • Education


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It is important that children get  their “shots” to protect them  from serious diseases.  Immunizations are very safe.  Protect your children by getting  all their shots on time.  Immunize your child today. Call your doctor or Humboldt  County Public Health at   707-268-2108.  


Kerisa S. Elloway MS, DDS Pediatric Dental Specialist

A healthy, happy smile is what dentistry is all about! We are a pediatric dental practice that is dedicated to the oral health of children, from infancy through adolescence, in a “kid friendly” environment. We are trained to treat those special patients who may have emotional or physical challenges and require in-office sedation. Discover your plaque score and let us teach your children how to care for their teeth.

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AFFILIATIONS: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry California Society of Pediatric Dentistry Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry American Dental Association California Dental Association Humboldt—Del Norte Dental Society National Association of Seventh-Day Adventist Dentists


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Our Fourteenth Edition

KidsDigest.com Volume 27, No. 9 • 2013

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hen talking about education I am often reminded of the old proverb, “The more things change, the more things stay the same.” The iconic, one room, little red schoolhouse located in Stone Lagoon just south of Orick is a reminder of what so many schools looked like scattered throughout our county in the late 1800’s. Historical records suggest there were more than a hundred schoolhouses in 1900 dotting the Humboldt landscape and many of them were of a similar one or twoclassroom configuration reflecting Garry Eagles, Humboldt County small rural community needs of the Superintendent of Schools day including schools associated with “logging towns” which have longsince faded away. The basic schooling that was carried on inside these classrooms focused heavily on the 3 R’s of “Reading, ‘Riting and ‘Rithmetic.” History and Government also had their special place within the curriculum as students were expected to develop a deep appreciation of what it meant to be an American citizen in the new, “modern era” of the emerging 20th Century. It was the responsibility of the teacher in these multi-grade settings to insure that every child progressed through all subjects in the curriculum in proper fashion. This was a formidable task but one that was made more manageable as older pupils were routinely assigned to mentor the younger ones in those subjects they had already mastered. Schools and classrooms look a lot different than they did more than a century ago where desktop computers have replaced the hand-held miniature chalkboards and IPADS are taking the place of hard-bound textbooks. Nevertheless the 3R’s are still considered to be the essential core of study, and the importance of learning to be a good citizen has not at all diminished. But while “cross-age tutoring” still occurs between older students and younger ones today, collaboration between students has taken on a whole new dimension with the advent of the Internet and the emergence of web-accessible, project-based learning opportunities. Not only is the Internet bringing the world directly into classrooms in Humboldt County, the uniqueness of our region’s environmental treasures, our “ancient redwoods,” are in turn being carried directly into the classrooms around the state and around the world. Imagine being a child living in the Mojave Desert, or residing in London, England, being able to “see” what the tallest trees in the world look like and then also being able to carry on an interactive dialogue with one of our very own Redwood State Park Rangers while they participate in a virtual tour of our many local forests! (visit www.redwood-edventures. org for more information). In the 1880’s, it was not uncommon for students to stop their formal education at the eighth grade. Today, however, graduation from high school plus some form of education/training beyond high school is an absolute necessity for employment in the 21st Century job market. While not all students will need to obtain a college degree in order to obtain their dream job, just about every career imaginable demands greater technical skill development and preparation than what a high school diploma insures. Moreover, all our graduates must leave school with an appreciation for the importance of being “lifelong learners.” Parents play a critical role in helping to insure that their children grow up embracing the knowledge that education is the key to unlocking the full potential of what the future holds for themselves, their families, and their communities. Simply stated, getting a good education has always been important. The more things change, the more they stay the same.


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Children turning 5 between September 2, 2013 and January 31, 2014 are eligible for this no cost all day program to help get a jump start on Kindergarten. Classes will start on January 6, 2014

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ach edition of the Humboldt Kid’s Digest is greeted with overwhelming praise from the community. We believe that this publication is a vital resource for our community. We appreciate all of you who have given us positive and constructive feedback. A special thank you goes out to this year's Humboldt Kid's Digest editors, Kate Dimick and Jordan Jackson. We would also like to thank our sponsoring businesses and community programs, without whose funding this publication would not be possible. Please let these businesses and organizations know that you appreciate them and their support of the Humboldt Kid’s Digest.

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• Cunningham, Malone & Morton • Eureka City Schools • Humboldt County Children & Families Commission / First Five Humboldt • Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services • Humboldt County Office of Education • KEET TV • Kerisa S. Elloway MS, DDS (Fortuna Family Dentistry)

• Blue Lake Rancheria • Changing Tides Family Services • Cloney's Pharmacies • Maternal Child Adolescent Health • McCrea Motors • North Coast Clinics Network

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• Mad River Community Hospital • McDonald's • North Coast Co-op • Redwood Community Action Agency's Youth Service Bureau, Family Services • Shafer's ACE Hardware & Garden Center/Willow Creek ACE Hardware • St. Joseph Hospital • Suddenlink

• North Coast Stormwater Coalition • Ocean World • Redwood Fields • Shamus T Bones • Trees of Mystery

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• Arcata Recreation Division • Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301 • Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum • Coast Central Credit Union • Detail Doctor • Edward Jones - Von Hawley Butterfield • George Petersen Insurance • Grocery Outlet • Growing Smiles Dentistry • Harper Motors • HSU Center Activities

• Arcata Playhouse • Babe's Pizza • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast • Bounce-A-Palooza • Chapala Café • Corky Cornwell's U.S. Cellular

• Humboldt Waste Management Authority • Lots 4 Tots • McKinleyville Parks & Recreation • Norman's Dry Cleaners • Parasol Arts • Picky Picky Picky • Red Roof Inn • Redwood Transit System • Scrapper's Edge • The Shaw Group • Toy Box

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• Kayak Zak's • Leon's Car Care Center • Morris Graves Museum of Art / Humboldt Arts Council • Redwood Christian School • Wind in the Willows Preschool


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Table of Conte nts T

he Humboldt Kid’s Digest is divided into 14 sections. Each section is labeled and associated with a particular icon. Check the opening page of each section for sub-categories found in that section.

Calendar of Events .......10

Nothing to do? Not so! Check the Calendar for fun festivals and events to enjoy.

Dining & Nutrition .................... 20 Where to eat? Some restaurants to choose from.

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See also Food & Nutrition 108 Eat healthy, be active: helpful nutritional information.

City Parks, Playgrounds & Places to Go ..... 23 Municipal parks and playgrounds offer families wonderful places to go for picnics and playtime. This is a listing of the parks with locations and descriptions of their facilities.

Campgrounds and County, State & National Parks ...................27

Some of the most beautiful parkland in the country is in County, State and National Parks, and many are within an hour’s drive. The county’s numerous parks are ideal for camping, fishing, swimming, rafting, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, watching wildlife… you name it!

Activities & Recreation ....................... 35

What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? From arts and crafts and boating to sports, music and nature studies, there’s no lack of fun things to do around Humboldt County! This section also includes a list of Recreation Centers.


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Area Tours............................................ 70

Get to know Humboldt County and its treasures by taking a guided or self-guided tour.

Youth Groups ......................................72

There are dozens of organizations that offer activities, support and programs for children and teenagers, from Big Brothers/Big Sisters to Teen Centers and more.

Education ........................................... 76

Special programs, home schooling, school districts, preschools, alternative education, student exchange programs, scholarships and more.

Libraries ..................................................93

Imagination takes flight at local libraries. Special young people’s sections are geared toward specific age groups and reading levels, plus the Public Library has story times and fun summer reading programs.

Museums .............................................. 94

Satisfy a child’s natural curiosity. Learn about science, local history, Native American history, ships, trains, dinosaur tracks and more. Terrific entertainment on rainy days or any day!

Art Galleries ...................................... 97

Beauty abounds in Humboldt County, and its many art galleries prove it. Here’s a listing of galleries to expose your kids to art.

Health & Social Services ........................... 99 A directory of local, state and national agencies and resources offering medical information, health and social services resources, nutrition information and more.

Subject Index ........................ 132

Complete index of all featured listings throughout this edition of the Humboldt Kid's Digest.

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ur area is rich with celebrations, performances and festivals. If you know of an event that you would like to see in our calendar, send the information to us at 2383 Myrtle Ave., Eureka CA 95501, fax it to 443-5309, or email to info@kidsdigest.com. Note: Children camps are listed throughout the Activities and Recreation section. Unless otherwise noted, all area codes are (707). Dates/times/fees are subject to change. Readers are encouraged to call for current information.

On-Going Events 2013-2014 Year ’Round Arts! Arcata

Various venues in Arcata 822-4500 • www.artsarcata.com Second Friday of each month, 6-9pm • Free Galleries and merchants host and display works by local artists on the Arcata Plaza and at more than 40 locations throughout Arcata. Enjoy food, music and incredible art!

Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team 444-1397 • www.friendsofthedunes.org Almost every Saturday • Free

Volunteers meet weekends to clean and restore various beach locations. Returning volunteers are eligible for a free T-shirt. Meeting times and locations are available at the Friends of the Dunes website.

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Live Theatre Abounds on the North Coast

Expose your child to some local culture take them to see a live performance! Humboldt County is full of live theatre venues; contact any of the companies below for their performance schedules and show times.

✔ Dell’Arte International 131 H St., Blue Lake • 668-5663 www.dellarte.com

✔ Ferndale Repertory Theatre 447 Main St., Ferndale • 786-5483 www.ferndale-rep.org

✔ Humboldt Light Opera Company 1482 Buttermilk Ln., Arcata • 825-7248 www.hloc.org

✔ North Coast Repertory Theatre 300 5th St., Eureka • 442-NCRT (6278) www.ncrt.net

Family Arts Day

Morris Graves Museum, 636 F St., Eureka 442-0278 • www.humboldtarts.org Second Saturday each month, 2-4pm • Free Activities for youth and families, including performances, hands-on arts projects and interactive storytellers.

First Saturday Night Arts Alive!

Various venues in Eureka 442-9054 • www.eurekamainstreet.org First Saturday each month, 6-9pm • Free Gallery and studio openings, walking tour and special events highlight this festive evening in Old Town, Eureka.

Fortuna Concert Series

Monday Club, 610 Main St., Fortuna 682-6092 • www.fortunaconcertseries.com Cost: Visit website for ticket prices Enjoy the finest in musical talent at monthly performances (except during December, 2013) that feature talented local groups and individuals, as well as nationally and internationally known performers. The diversified programs include classical, jazz, folk, ethnic, vocal and instrumental music.

McKinleyville Arts Night

www.mckinleyvilleartsnight.com 834-6460 • Third Friday of the Month • 6-8pm Join the community’s celebration of local art and artists, for music, food and fun. McKinleyville Art Night is held the third Friday of each month from 6-8pm. Arts Night is open to all McKinleyville businesses, interested artists and community.

Seasonal Events JULY - SEPTEMBER

Arcata Main Street — Picnics on the Plaza Arcata Plaza • 822-4500 www.arcatamainstreet.com 11:30am-2pm • Free

Liven up your lunch on Fridays in July, August and September. You can relax on the Arcata Plaza, eat lunch at a variety of local restaurants, listen to family-friendly, live, local music, and enjoy the company! NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

Dell'Arte Holiday Touring Show

Various venues, California & Oregon • Free Dell'Arte International • 668-5663 www.dellarte.com For its 33rd annual touring Holiday show, Dell'Arte presents an original adaptation of the children's classic, Babes in Toyland. It will be a one-of-a-kind


Calendar theatrical storytelling spectacle that combines circus skills, physical comedy, music and song! Suitable for all ages. Runs from the day after Thanksgiving through Dec. 22nd. Call or go online for locations and dates. Free admission except for final weekend's performances. MARCH - MAY

Family Fun Series

Arcata Playhouse 1251 9th St, Arcata • 822-1575 www.arcataplayhouse.org • Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm Playhouse Family Fun series presents affordable live performances for kids and families from theater, puppetry and circus around the country and internationally. For one weekend each month a different performance is scheduled. APRIL - AUGUST

Cub Club

Sequoia Park Zoo 3414 W St., Eureka • 441-4217 sequoiaparkzoo.net/Zoofari_Adventures.html 9am-noon • Pre-registration is required. Fees, class topics and dates change periodically Cub Club activities are for kids ages 5-7. From April-June the activities are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, and from July-August there are a series of week-long themed camps that give children the opportunity to explore the world of animals through hands-on activities, theater, stories, games, and art projects. APRIL - AUGUST

Junior Zookeepers

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Events, Pony Express Festival Parade and Craft Bizarre, Live Music and the Pony Express Barbecue. Put on by McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce. A 5-day long party! MAY - NOVEMBER

Headwaters Forest Reserve Guided Hikes

825-2300, 825-2317 www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/arcata.html 10am, meet at Newburg Park, Fortuna • Free, reservations required Moderately strenuous ranger-led 2.5 mile, 3-4 hour guided hikes following a logging road along Salmon Creek, through old-growth and restored forests. Bring water and snacks; sturdy boots recommended; weather can cancel. Hike may be difficult for those under 10 years of age. JUNE-JULY TBA

Mad River Festival

668-5663 • www.dellarte.com 131 H St., Blue Lake Various venues • Time TBA Since 1991, the Dell'Arte Mad River Festival has brought together performers and audience members from "around the world and down the block" for performances of theatre, music, comedy, storytelling, clown, puppetry and more. JUNE - AUGUST

Eureka Summer Concerts

Old Town Boardwalk, Eureka • 442-9054 Thursday evenings, 6-8pm • Free The Eureka Summer Concerts begin each year in mid-June and run through mid-August. Free and open to the public—blankets and beach chairs encouraged. JUNE - AUGUST

Sequoia Park Zoo 3414 W St., Eureka • 441-4217 sequoiaparkzoo.net/Zoofari_Adventures.html 9am-noon • Pre-registration is required Junior Zookeepers program, for 8-11 year-olds, offers opportunities for older kids to explore the animal kingdom at greater depth. Call or go online for information about each week's theme. MAY - JUNE

46th Annual Pony Express Days

Multiple venues, McKinleyville • 839-2449 www.mckinleyvillechamber.com Times TBA • Some events free, other TBA Keep your eye out for the schedule of community events associated with the Pony Express Festival, including the Fireman’s Muster, Children’s

Humboldt Crabs Baseball

Arcata Ballpark, 9th and F Sts., Arcata 826-2333 • www.humboldtcrabs.com Founded in 1945, the Humboldt Crabs are the oldest continuously-operated summer collegiate baseball team in the country. 2014 will mark the 70th consecutive year of Crabs baseball. Day and night games take place throughout the entire week, with some featuring special themes. Come out to the ballpark and cheer them on! Great family fun, and a North Coast tradition. Find their schedule online.

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Free WiFi, work area Business center, meeting rooms Complimentary coffee-house style coffee, tea and breakfast in the Lobby. One well behaved family pet is welcome.

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JULY 31-AUGUST 4

AUGUST 17

Various locations, Rio Dell • 764-2233

Historic Bridge, Bridgeville 777-1775

Wildwood Days

Celebrate Rio Dell's heritage with logging events, a parade, and more. Wildwood Days in Rio Dell is summer fun for the entire family. Festivities include: softball, kids games, the fireman's muster, logging competition, fire truck rides, car show, live music, lots of food, parade, and more! Thursday is kids day downtown with the traditional late afternoon penny scramble, fire truck rides, firemen's hose relay, kids games and a talent show; always an exciting day ending at the fire hall teen dance. Vendors will have booths with articles for sale during Wildwood Days.

August 2013 AUGUST TBA

North Coast Storytellers

Campfire Center, Patrick’s Point State Park Trinidad • 677-3570 or 499-8301 • 8pm Join the group for a free evening of storytelling, with a campfire by the sea. AUGUST 3

Humboldt Makers Street Fair

2nd St. between C & E Sts, Old Town Eureka 497-6237 • Noon-10pm • Free Find all manner of handmade goods, music, performing artists and street art. Festive, fun and inspiring with decorative art installations, handson workshops and local businesses and craftsmen. AUGUST 3

River Safety Day

Willow Creek • 530-629-3564 Check in: 9:30-10am Event: 10am-2pm • Free A day of fun and educational activities, games, contests and prizes in Willow Creek at Camp Kimtu Beach. Hosted by DreamQuest. AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25

Arcata Main Street — Concerts on the Plaza

Arcata Plaza • 822-4500 www.arcatamainstreet.com • 2-4:30pm • Free Family-friendly concerts on the Plaza by great local musicians. AUGUST 10

Woofstock

Halverston Park next to Adorni Center, Eureka 442-1782 • Festival admission $15 10am-5pm, Mutt Strut 11am Benefits Sequoia Humane Society no-kill animal shelter. Mutt Strut dog parade, fun dog contests, adoptable pets, food, arts and crafts, live music. AUGUST 14-25

117th Annual Humboldt County Fair

County Fairgrounds, Ferndale 786-9511 • www.humboldtcountyfair.org Hours vary • Call or visit website for ticket information. Horse races, mule races, art, livestock contests, carnival rides, handicrafts, food, sheep dog trials, floriculture, animals, and much more! The oldest uninterrupted county fair in California continues at the County Fairgrounds in Ferndale.

Bridgeville UFO Festival Space Alien teams hoist homemade crafts over the bridge during the famed Flying Saucer Contest, earning points for distance, accuracy, style and looks. This is an annual community event with a street fair, arts & crafts, BBQ, music, & a kiteflying contest. The fun and games are strictly family-friendly. AUGUST 25

5th Annual FAAN Wine Tasting & Auction

Rosina Vineyard, Redcrest • Emily 499-0741 www.families-advocating-autism-now.com All proceeds from the event will go to the only local nonprofit that benefits children with Autism in Humboldt County. AUGUST 31

Bigfoot Day

Main Street and Veteran's Park, Willow Creek 445-8801 x481 • bigfootdays@yahoo.com Mostly free • Parade begins 10am Festivities honoring Humboldt County's most famous resident begin with a parade down Main Street. Park events include live music and dancing, fireman's muster, logging competitions (small entry fee), horseshoe tournament, water slide for kids (small fee for al-day pass), and vendors.

September 2013 SEPTEMBER TBA

Storytelling Festival by the Sea

Trinidad Town Hall, Trinidad 499-8301 or 822-4477 www.northcoaststorytellers.inkpeople.org/ The Festival features the North Coast Storytellers who will entertain with stories from around the world and from the North Coast, and a California Indian Stage with Native American singing and storytelling. The Festival also includes musical interludes and offers a storytelling workshop. SEPTEMBER 2

I Street Sister Cities Benefit Block Party Along I St. by Los Bagels, Arcata • 822-3150 www.losbagels.com/i block party 9am-8pm • Free

This event supports Arcata’s sister city of Camoapa, Nicaragua, and features ethnic foods, live music and more. SEPTEMBER 5-7

Cruz'n Eureka Car Show and Cruise

Various venues, Eureka • 444-9636 www.cruzneureka.com Free to attend the Cruz' Friday night and Car Show Saturday; fees for participants. Car show benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods starts at the Eureka Inn with route and score sheets for Thursday night's Poker Run at 6pm. The Cruz' through Old Town is from 5:30 to 7:30pm Friday and starts under the Samoa Bridge by the Adorni Center. The Show and Shine Car Show is on Saturday 10am-4pm in Old Town


Calendar Eureka at 2nd and C Sts. to G St. (free) with Swap Meet, Venders, Displays and more. SEPTEMBER 21

Buddy Walk

Adorni Recreational Center Foot of L Street, Eureka • 442-5188 budsoftheredwoods@suddenlink.net Registration 10am The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome awareness and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. Join us for a nice stroll down the walking path along Waterfront Drive and return along Humboldt Bay. This is approximately a one-mile walk. SEPTEMBER 21-22

North Country Fair

Arcata Plaza • 822-5320 www.northcountryfair.org 10am–6pm • Free Popular annual two-day street fair on the Arcata Plaza boasts live music, handcrafted wares, unique food booths, Samba, All-Species parade and more. SEPTEMBER 28-29

Annual Humboldt Stamp Show

Red Lion Inn, Eureka • 442-5440 • Free Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm Humboldt Stamp Collectors Club event features dealers from California and Oregon. Free packet of stamps is given to each child who attends. SEPTEMBER 29

Walk in the Park & Family Fun Day Tooby Playground at Southern Humboldt Community Park, Garberville • 923-2287 www.sohumpark.org • 10:30am-5pm

An easy, 1.5 mile community walk through the beautiful 300 acre farm/park ends at Tooby Playground for a Family Fun afternoon featuring food booths, activity booths, entertainment by and for children, guided interpretive hikes, farm tour, pony rides and hay-wagon rides. This event benefits Southern Humboldt local schools and the Tooby Playground of Southern Humboldt Community Park.

October 2013 OCTOBER TBA

4-H Lamb BBQ and Country Auction Rohner Park, Fortuna • 445-7351

Outdoor barbecue and silent auction in sunny Fortuna. County 4-H's annual fund-raiser. OCTOBER TBA

Great Pumpkin Event

Mad River Grange, Blue Lake • 668-1906 Time TBA Bring your pumpkin and win a prize for the largest, heaviest and ugliest pumpkin, also enjoy apple pressing, pumpkin carving and more. Presented by the Mad River Grange.

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Humboldt County Farmers' Markets

TUESDAYS Arcata Farmers’ Market - Wildberries Jun to Oct - 3:30-6:30pm 441-9999 • HumFarm.org Arcata Potawot Farmers’ Market May to Oct - Noon-2pm 1600 Weott Way Eureka Farmers’ Market Old Town Eureka Jun to Oct - 10am-1pm F St. between 1st and 3rd 441-9999 • HumFarm.org Miranda Farmers’ Market May to Oct - 2-5pm, Avenue Café 6743 Avenue of the Giants • 943-3025 Shelter Cove Farmers’ Market May to Oct - 11am-3pm Machi Rd., motel parking lot • 986-7229 THURSDAYS Eureka Farmers’ Market Henderson Center Jun to Oct - 10am-1pm F St., between Henderson and Russ 441-9999 • HumFarm.org McKinleyville Farmers’ Market Jun to Oct - 3:30-6:30pm 514 City Center Rd. at the totem pole 441-9999 • HumFarm.org FRIDAYS Arcata Potawot Farmers’ Market Jun to Oct - Noon-2pm 1600 Weott Way Garberville Farmers’ Market May to Oct - 11am-3pm Church St. in Town Square • 786-9460 SATURDAYS Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market Apr to Nov - 9am-2pm Dec to May - 10am-2pm by Brio 441-9999 • HumFarm.org Fortuna Farmers’ Market May to Oct - 3-6pm 10th & Main St. • 764-2161


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October 5

October 26

Arcata Plaza • 10am-2pm

McKinleyville • 834-6460 • 11am • Free

Pastels on the Plaza

825-1302 or 825-1313 An annual art event that takes place on the Arcata Plaza the first Saturday in October. Local artists are sponsored by area businesses to create pastel works of art on the sidewalks around the Arcata Plaza. All proceeds of the event benefit Northcoast Children's Services Programs, so come "chalk it up for kids" at Pastels on the Plaza. October 5-6

Apple Harvest Festival

Various locations throughout Fortuna 725-2123 • www.sunnyfortuna.com/festivals 10am-5pm • Free A city-wide celebration of the fall apple harvest. Free hayrides around town, orchard BBQ, live music, apple pie contest, merchant and vendor street sales, children's games and much more. Admission Free. October 12

CASA Kid Walk

Wharfinger Building, Eureka • 443-3197 humboldtcasa.org/support/kid-walk Begins at 10am The CASA Kid Walk is the finale of the Kid Walk season. Teams meet at the Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way) in Eureka for mask and cape making, face painting, team photos and more, then walk as a group to raise awareness and funds for Humboldt County's abused and neglected children. Kid Walk participants enjoy a lunchtime pizza, sandwich and salad feast provided by Round Table Pizza, and prizes are awarded to the best costumes and the top fundraising teams in each category. The public is welcome to join us for the walk and to show their support. October 25

Halloween Carnival & Dinner

Belotti Hall, Humboldt County Fairgrounds 786-5300 • 5:30-9pm www.victorianferndale.com/events.htm Haunted house, dime-a-chance carnival games for the kids, cake walk, bingo, silent auction, and more good, clean Halloween fun. Fundraiser for the Ferndale Elementary class trip. Pulled pork sandwiches, $8; hot dog dinner, $6. October 26

Boo at the Zoo - Sequoia Park Zoo

3414 W St., Eureka • 442-5649 • Noon-4pm www.sequoiaparkzoo.net/Calendar.html Event Free with Zoo Admission. Bring the whole family to enjoy this wonderful Halloween tradition. There will be many activities to enjoy such as making slime, face painting, a scavenger hunt and other activity tables.

Halloween Costume Parade

Free trick or treat event for children. Meet at the Kiosk at the McKinleyville Shopping Center. Lots of free candy and toys. October 26

Pumpkin Art Carve-In

393 Main St., Ferndale • Noon to 5pm www.victorianferndale.com/events.htm Mind's Eye Manufactury hosts a pumpkin carving party and contest to benefit the Ferndale Elementary Music Program. Pumpkins and carving implements provided free. Entries will be displayed on Main Street to win popular votes. Votes are entered into prize drawings for prizes provided by Ferndale businesses, including Mind's Eye Manufactury, Ferndale Music Company, and Shawn Griggs/Red Eye Laboratories. Each vote costs $1. Vote as often as you like; voting proceeds support the school music program. Winners announced October 31. October 26

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown & Old Town Various venues, Eureka • 442-9054 2-4pm • Free

Children will enjoy donning their costumes and visiting over 60 participating merchants for a special, safe and exciting Halloween treat! October 31

13th Annual Halloween Carnival

Arcata Community Center 321 Community Parkway, Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec • 5:30-7:30pm Children up to 10 years old enjoy an evening of games and goodies in a fun and safe environment. The $2 donation benefits the Youth Development Scholarship Fund. Kids under 2 are free. October 31

Annual Halloween Carnival

City of Eureka Adorni Center, Eureka • 441-4244 www.eurekarecreation.com • 5:30-7:30pm Hop on your broomstick and fly, leap or skip on over for a frighteningly good time! Enjoy an alternative to trick-or-treating in a safe indoor setting for children ages 12 and under! The Adorni will be transformed into a bewitching Halloween Carnival on Thursday, October 31st. All witches, superheroes, princesses, ghosts and goblins are invited for this evening of friendly surprises. Admission is $2 for any child age 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Admission is free for adults. October 31

St. Mark's Annual Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off St. Mark's Lutheran Church • 5:30-8:30pm Fern & Berding Streets Ferndale • 786-5300 www.victorianferndale.com

Family fun, games, cakewalk, hayride, live music and a candy booth for the kids. Chili judged by


Calendar local dignitaries at the beginning of festivities, followed by hot dogs and chips with a taste of chili for other attendees, free. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Fern & Berding Streets. OCTOBER 31

Trick-or-Treat on the Plaza

Arcata Plaza • 822-4500 www.arcatamainstreet.com • 4-6pm • Free Children will enjoy donning their costumes and visiting merchants around the Arcata Plaza for a special, safe and exciting Halloween treat! Join the costumed confection connoisseurs who create a walking showcase of ghosts, goblins and super heroes as they hand out goodies to young and young-at-heart trick-or-treaters.

November 2013 NOVEMBER TBA

6th Annual Great Pumpkin Grow-Off Mad River Grange Hall 110 Hatchery Rd., Blue Lake • 668-9759 www.bluelake.ca.gov • Noon • Free

The festivities include a pumpkin cooking contest with entrees being judged in both sweet and savory categories. There’s also a pumpkin contest for those growing Grange-started pumpkins, with winners declared in the heaviest, girthiest, and ugliest categories, as well as music, children’s games, apple pressing, and goodies available throughout the afternoon. NOVEMBER TBA

9th Annual Family Fall Fest

McKinleyville Activity Center 1705 Gwin Rd. McKinleyville • 839-9003 www.mckinleyvillecsd.com/specialevents.html Time TBA • Free Bring your family to a Celebration of the Season. Enjoy a variety of games and activities, including seasonal arts and crafts for the whole family. NOVEMBER TBA

Elks National “Hoop Shoot” Free Throw Contest - First Round Eureka Elks Lodge #652 Eureka High School 1915 J St. • 442-6652 www.elks.org/hoopshoot/info.cfm

The Elks National "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw Contest is open to boys and girls, ages 8-13. Boys and Girls in the 8-9 age categories may shoot four feet in front of the regulation foul line. The first round of the competition is held at local schools, with winners advancing to district, state and national contests. NOVEMBER 28

Thanksgiving at the Zoo

Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Eureka 441-4217 • www.sequoiaparkzoo.net Time TBA Join the animals at the Zoo as they are given their Thanksgiving Day treat.

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Santa’s Grand Arrival

2nd and F Sts., Eureka • 442-9054 2pm • Free Free candy canes for the kids. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture a treasured holiday moment. NOVEMBER 29-30

Craftsman's Days

Blue Ox Millworks, 1st St at X St., Eureka 444-3437 • www.blueoxmill.com • 10am–4pm Blue Ox Millworks hosts a two-day event with displays, demonstrations, music and food. Come spend a weekend learning about the traditional arts of blacksmithing, woodworking, ceramics, spinning, printing, puppetry and more.

December 2013 DECEMBER TBA

Holiday Craft Market

Arcata Community Center 321 Community Park Way, Arcata • 822-7091 Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm www.cityofarcata.org/rec Join us for the 14th Annual Holiday Craft Market. Come shop for those one of a kind art pieces and gifts handcrafted by local artists. This weekend is packed with entertainment, food and holiday spirit for the whole family. Admission is $1.00 with proceeds benefiting the Youth Development Scholarship Fund. DECEMBER 5

Christmas Celebration

McKinleyville • 834-6460 • 5-7pm • Free Free holiday event for families. Santa comes to town on a fire truck, Christmas music, shops open late serving cookies, cider and more. Bring your camera for free photos with Santa! DECEMBER 6

Season of Wonder & Light

Arcata Plaza • 822-4500 www.arcatamainstreet.com • 6-9pm • Free Santa will arrive at the Arcata Plaza, on an antique fire truck, escorted by Humboldt’s very own Marching Lumberjacks. There will be special window displays, a choir will perform on the Plaza, and the Grand Tree in the Jacoby Storehouse will be lit. DECEMBER 7

Tuba Christmas

McKinleyville • 834-6460 • 3pm • Free Free holiday concert at the McKinleyville Shopping Center. Enjoy the holiday sounds of a Tuba and Euphonium chorus performed by students, teachers, amateur and professional musicians who love music and the beautiful sound of the largest brass instruments.


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Fortuna Theatre 725-3959 • www.sunnyfortuna.com/festivals/ holiday/index.htm

Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Eureka 441-4217 • www.sequoiaparkzoo.net Regular Zoo Admission, Time TBA

Children's Holiday Movies

Fortuna businesses say "thank you" to their customers with tickets for free holiday movie screenings at four special shows at the Fortuna Theater. Tickets available for customers of participating Fortuna businesses only, good for kids 14 and under and parents of young children. DECEMBER 8

Christmas Music Festival

River Lodge Conference Center, Fortuna 725-3959 • Noon-5pm Enjoy a wide variety of Christmas music, including performances by the Ferndale Community Choir, the Eureka High School Band, and even Christmas tuba music! DECEMBER 13

Electric Lighted Parade

Downtown Fortuna 725-3959 • www.sunnyfortuna.com • 6:30pm Bundle up and watch the big rigs, floats and other vehicles decked out in festive lights. Leaves Redwood Village Shopping Center at 6:30pm. Travels up Fortuna Blvd. to Downtown Fortuna. Entries will be displayed in the streets from 9th to 12th St. DECEMBER 14

KEKA Truckers Christmas Convoy Eureka • 442-5744 • 6-7:30pm • Free

Thousands of people line the parade route from Redwood Acres and delight at the spectacle of huge (and small) trucks adorned with holiday lights as they wind through Eureka with music and horns blaring jingle bells. DECEMBER 14-15

37th Annual Mateel Winter Arts Faire

Mateel Community Center 59 Rusk Lane, Redway • 923-3368 www.mateel.org 10am-6pm • Free to members, children and seniors, modest fee for nonmembers TBA. Showcasing the handmade wares of over 60 local to international artisans, this beloved winter celebration is a favorite for patrons and vendors alike. The festival features a wide array of continuous local music, delicious gourmet cuisine, a variety of children's activities and storytelling. DECEMBER 15

21st Annual Lighted Tractor Parade

Main St., Ferndale • 786-4299 or 786-4477 www.victorianferndale.com • 7pm • Free Local farmers and ranchers parade fully-decorated tractors and tractor-drawn wagons depicting holiday scenes down the Victorian Village’s historic Main Street for a sparkling country Christmas celebration!

Holiday Hoorah at the Zoo

Come to the zoo and watch as the animals open their gifts.

January 2014 JANUARY 1

New Year's Day Nature Walk Arcata Marsh • 2pm • 826-2359

Join in on the 5th annual New Year's Day stroll around the Arcata Marsh, a holiday "leg stretcher" led by naturalist Jenny Hanson. Meet on the Interpretive Center porch, 569 South G Street at 2pm (building will be closed for the holiday). JANUARY 20

Bowl of Beans

Arcata Community Center 321 Community Park Way, Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec • $5 donation Families and community members of all ages are invited to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Juniors’ birthday. A dinner of rice and beans will be served in addition to a variety of local musical performances. This event supports Arcata Recreation’s Arts in the Afternoon Program and Arcata Elementary School. Check the website for details.

March 2014 MARCH TBA

Foggy Bottom Milk Run

Main St. and Ocean Ave., Ferndale www.foggybottommilkrun.com Distances offered are a two mile, four mile, or ten mile race. Age divisions start at 5-9 and go up in 5-year increments to 85-89. Modest entry fee. MARCH 17-21

2014 Humboldt County Doris Niles Science Fair

Humboldt State University - East Gym 442-0779 • humboldt.k12.ca.us/science_fair Call or go online for times Open to all students in grades 4 through 12 attending a public or participating private school in Humboldt County. All projects must be entered by a School Science Fair Coordinator; students and parents cannot enter projects directly. There are 5 Science Fair project categories: Life Science - Animals, Life Science - Botany, Earth/ Space Science, Math/Engineering/Inventions, and Physical Science. Entry deadline is usually during the first week of March. Call HCOE or go online for details. Sponsored by the Humboldt County Department of Education/Rising Stars Foundation, Humboldt State University and Rotary of Eureka.


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Annual Rhododendron Festival

Various venues, times, Eureka • 443-6366 The festival is a celebration of local flora featuring a parade, flower show, concerts, exhibits and more, with venues throughout Eureka. APRIL TBA

Clown Show

Carlo Theatre, Dell'Arte International 668-5663 • www.dellarte.com • Time TBA Created and performed by Dell’Arte’s First Year students. APRIL TBA

The Great Zoo Egg-Stravaganza

Sequoia Park Zoo 3414 W St., Eureka • 442-5649 www.sequoiaparkzoo.net/Calendar.html Time TBA • Event Free with Zoo Admission Learn about creatures that flit, flutter and fly in the springtime sky, and bring the whole family to enjoy this wonderful springtime tradition. Enjoy the Egg Hunt, face painting, crafts, activities and more! APRIL 3-5 & 10-13

HSU Spring Dance Production

John Van Duzer Theatre • 826-3566 www.humboldt.edu/theatrefilmanddance Presented by HSU’s Dept. of Theatre, Film and Dance. April 3-5 and 10-12, 2014 at 7:30pm, Matinee April 13 at 2pm APRIL 17-23

Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival

PO Box 4978, Arcata 95518 • 826-7050 www.godwitdays.org • info@godwitdays.org Annual festival held each April at the Arcata Community Center by the nonprofit Godwit Days organization. The festival includes many free events for children, such as the opportunity to see live hawks and owls close up. All entries in the Student Bird Art Contest, which is open to K-12 Humboldt County students, are displayed at the Community Center, with prizes awarded during the festival. APRIL 19

Annual Southern Humboldt Community Park Easter Egg Hunt

Tooby Playground in the Southern Humboldt Community Park 934 Sprowel Creek Rd., Garberville • 923-2287 www.sohumpark.org • Noon-3pm Egg Hunt starts at 12:30pm • Free Kids of all ages come with their families to the Park to look for over 400 eggs dyed and hidden by our local Girl Scout troop and community volunteers. After the egg hunt there will be informal socializing at the playground with a table set for sharing food. People should bring their own plates and utensils. Donations are welcome.

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Candyland

Pierson Park, McKinleyville • 839-9003 www.mckinleyvillecsd.com 11am-1pm • $3 per player/per game or buy two games get one free Join us this year for a life-size version of the all-time popular children's game plus other fun Candyland activities. Don't miss out on all the fun! If it's raining, Candyland will take place in the McKinleyville Activity Center. APRIL 19

Carson Park Easter Adventure

City of Eureka Carson Park • 441-4244 • 10am-12pm Free for children 10 and under This magical day has all the making of an Eggcellent time! Participants will work with their families, follow Easter clues, complete clever challenges and discover Easter eggs in the most unusual of places. APRIL 19

Easter Egg Hunt

Firemen's Park, Ferndale 786-4477 • www.victorianferndale.com 10:30am • Free Youngsters may hunt for treasured eggs hidden by the Ferndale Scouts. Prizes are awarded in four categories, by age. (If raining, check at Valley Lumber, Shaw & Berding Sts.) APRIL 19

Easter Egg Hunt

McKinleyville Shopping Center 834-6460 • 10am • Free Enjoy a free Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the McKinleyville Shopping Center! Meet the Easter bunny. Five different areas for children of different ages and children with special needs. Lots of candy and treats, and chances to win special prizes! APRIL 19

Easter Egg Hunt

Rhoner Park, Fortuna • 407-9494 www.fortunadowntown.com/news-events.htm 9am • Fee TBA Hunts are held in four different age groups ranging 0-3, 4-7, and 8-11 years old. Hidden among the colored eggs are plastic eggs that announce “You’ve won an Easter Basket!” to the lucky kids who find them.

May 2014 MAY TBA

36th Annual Tour of the Unknown Coast Ferndale • 845-6117 www.tuccycle.org/index.html

Join hundreds of bicyclists for this annual event. Ride the 10 mile Farm Tour, or other rides including the 100 miles “Toughest Century,” or just cheer from the sidelines.


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Kids Bike Rodeo

Arcata Plaza • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec Youth between the ages of 4-12 years are invited to bring their bikes and helmet to the Arcata Plaza for this fun and interactive event. Bike safety inspections, helmet fittings, and skills courses will be offered. Check the website for details. May TBA

Youth Relay for Life

Eureka High School, 1915 J St., Eureka 443-2241 • www.cancer.org 10am-10am (24 hours) Benefit event for the American Cancer Society held at the Eureka High School. Call to register a relay team or to make a pledge. May 3

Blue Ox May Day Celebration

Blue Ox Millworks, One “X” St., Eureka 444-3437 • www.blueoxmill.com • 10am–6pm Demonstrations of traditional crafts and lifestyles, mill tours, entertainment, refreshments and more. May 10

Mother’s Day Flower Giveaway

Gazebo • 2nd and F St., Old Town, Eureka 442-9054 • Noon-3pm Present $50 in receipts from Main Street businesses from the previous week and receive a free bouquet of beautiful flowers courtesy of Sun Valley Floral Farms. Redemption Booth is located at the Gazebo, Old Town. May 24-26

Kinetic Grand Championship

Arcata to Ferndale • 733-3841 www.kineticgrandchampionship.com Saturday Start, 10am-Noon, Arcata Plaza; Sunday, 9:30-10:30am, Water crossing near Wharfinger Building; Memorial Day Finish Line, 1-4:30pm, Main St., Ferndale Eclectic, people-powered sculptures with an artistic flair must traverse land, sand, mud and water in a cross-country race that takes participants from Arcata to Ferndale in three days. It’s all for the glory! May 26

Memorial Day Parade

Main St., Ferndale • 786-4477 www.victorianferndale.com • 10am • Free Ferndale veterans and other organizations coordinate the parade and solemn remembrance of the day. Memorial Day to Labor Day

Trinidad Artisans Market

Murphy's Parking Lot, Trinidad Sundays • 10am-3pm • Free Local artisans, live music, outdoors. Gift items such as woodworking, jewelry and more.

June 2014 June TBA

16th Annual North Coast Open Studios

Multiple venues, Humboldt County 834-6460 • www.northcoastopenstudios.com 11am-5pm • Free On these two weekends over 100 Humboldt County artists open their studios to the public for tours, viewing and sales. Call or visit the website for a program and map. June TBA

19th Annual Sand Sculpture Festival Manila Dunes Recreation Area 1611 Peninsula Dr., Manila • 444-1397 www.friendsofthedune.org Time TBA • Fee TBA

The Manila Dunes Recreation Area is the site for the annual Sand Sculpture Festival, where you can compete for a variety of cash prizes, or just come by to look at the amazing sculptures. Coordinated by Friends of the Dunes. June TBA

24nd Annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival On the Plaza, Arcata 822-4500 • www.oysterfestival.net 10am-5:30pm • Entrance & vendor fees

Oysters imaginatively prepared in a dizzying array of styles and recipes, plus live music, crafts, an Oyster Calling Contest, children's area and parade. Festival parking and shuttles are provided. June TBA

Redwood Acres "Best of Humboldt" Fair Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Eureka 445-3037 • www.redwoodacres.com Time TBA • Fee TBA

Music, food, livestock shows, exhibits, stock car racing, carnival rides, games and more. June TBA

Annual Trinidad Fish & Art Festival

Main St., Trinidad • 677-1610 www.greatertrinidad.com • 10am-4pm Free admission, fees charged by vendors Trinidad celebrates summer with barbecued and deep-fried white fish and salmon dinners, live entertainment, arts and crafts, coast guard rescue demonstration, harbor boat tours, lighthouse tours, plant sales and more. June TBA

Mateel Summer Arts & Music Festival Benbow Lake State Recreation Area Garberville • 923-3368 • www.mateel.org 9:30am-10pm

A beloved local tradition to celebrate the arrival of summer, this favorite family event offers the most comprehensive celebration of arts and culture in Humboldt County. An all-media fine arts showcase, outrageous kid zone, and so much more. The Kid Zone features jumpers, games, activities and entertainment.


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Pet Parade

Ferndale • 786-4477 www.victorianferndale.com/events.htm 10:30am • Free

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Children 12 and younger parade costumed pets down Main Street to Firemen's Park for prizes. JUNE 7-8

90th Annual Portuguese Holy Ghost Festa Various locations, Ferndale • 786-4346

Celebrate the history and music of Portugal with dinners, a dance, auction, and a Sunday parade to mass. Schedule: 6:30 p.m. Saturday rosary, bean & linguica dinner. Sunday, line up for parade (9:30 a.m.) to 10:30 a.m. mass; noon dinner, Portuguese Hall; 2 p.m. auction, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, followed by dancing; evening meal at Portuguese Hall, 7 p.m. Since 1936, in its only annual appearance as a marching band, Scotia Band serenades celebrants with a Portuguese repertoire specific to each stage of the celebration on Sunday as they parade between the Portuguese Hall and the Assumption Church. The public is invited; persons of Portuguese descent are especially welcome. Contact: Ida Toste, 707-786-4346

July 2014 JULY TBA

Annual Fortuna Rodeo

Rohner Park Rodeo Grounds and other venues Fortuna • 725-3959 • www.fortunarodeo.com Free and fee, depending on event This annual rodeo is the oldest in the West and features rodeo events, a chili cook-off, deep-pit barbecue, a parade and more. JULY TBA

Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo

Multiple venues, Fortuna 725-3916 • www.redwoodautoxpo.com

Join us for three days of free admission, with cars, cars, and more cars! Experience this great family event and enjoy the Cruise, the Swap Meet, the Artisans Faire. Check out the Judged Car Show, the Show & Shine Vintage and Exotic event, the Antique Show and the Antique Farm Equipment. The Poker Run! Tractor Pulls! Burnout Contest! Sock Hop! Step right up, folks, for the biggest, baddest, most colorful and chromiest event in Fortuna! JULY TBA

North Coast Storytellers

Campfire Center, Patrick’s Point State Park Trinidad • 677-3570 or 499-8301 8:30pm Join the group for an evening of storytelling, with a campfire by the sea.

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Relay for Life

443-2241 • www.cancer.org College of the Redwoods • 24 hour event Benefit event for the American Cancer Society. Call to register a relay team, to make a pledge or for more information. JULY 4

Arcata Fourth of July Jubilee

Arcata Plaza • 822-3619 www.arcatachamber.com • 10am-6pm Free Arts and crafts, food, kids activities and live music, on and around the Arcata Plaza. JULY 4

Eureka Main Street Fourth of July Festival Old Town, Eureka • 442-9054 10am-5pm • Free

Old Town Eureka bursts with food booths, entertainment, arts and crafts, live music and fireworks over the bay. JULY 4

Fourth of July Salute to America!

Main Street and other venues, Ferndale 786-4477 • www.victorianferndale.org 10am-evening • Free Ferndale Volunteer Firefighters celebrate independence with an old-fashioned treat for the kids: a free ride on a gleaming fire engine. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, Ferndale Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce host a patriotic party on Main Street in Ferndale with a picnic and performances by local musicians, and a parade at noon. The Bear River Casino has organized a fireworks display for the family to watch from the grandstands at the fairgrounds in the evening.


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Arcata Community Forest — Adjacent to Redwood Park. Accessible via 11th or 14th Sts. Public, multiple-use redwood forest. Excellent for wildlife and bird watching, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Trail maps are available from the City of Arcata.

3Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary — This 154 acre sanctuary located at the north

end of Humboldt Bay offers hiking and biking trails, picnic tables, benches, restrooms and an interpretive center. Great bird watching and wildlife viewing. Dogs allowed on leash.

3Bloomfield Park — 1835 Zehndner Ave. at S Street, features small playground, picnic area.

3Cahill Park — 1300 Stromberg Ave. east of Alliance Rd. This small open space offers a grassy area, picnic tables and playground.

3Chevret-Vaissade Park — 1760 Felix Ave.

at Ribeiro Ln., offers a large open space, picnic area, new playground, half-court basketball.

3D St. Linear Park — D St. between 9th and 14th Sts. Offers benches and grassy areas.

3Ennes Park — 1851 Stewart Ave., a small park with playground.

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3Mountain View Park — 2117 Sandra Ct.,

functions as town center and hosts many of the town’s festivals. Benches, drinking fountains, bronze statue of President McKinley.

Arcata Skate Park — 900 Sunset Ave., free skate park for skateboarding and roller-skating. Open to the public during daylight hours, safety equipment required. Benches and water fountain are available.

3Bayside Park Farm and Community Garden — 930 Old Arcata Rd. near Anderson Ln., 4.75-acre community organic farm, produce shares available, community garden plots available for rent.

playground, covered picnic area, bocce ball courts and tennis courts (lighted for night play). Gazebo and bocce ball equipment available for rent through the Arcata Recreation Division. small park with picnic tables, a playground and grassy area.

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Pacific Union Park — Off Ribeiro Ln. (off Spear Ave.), 4-acre open space suitable for soccer, baseball, etc.

3Redwood Park — 11th Street to left on

Bayview, features 26 acres of redwood trees and large grassy fields perfect for a variety of


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activities. Kids and parents alike will love the large playground with play structures for all ages, restrooms, and picnic areas, full size basketball courts and reservable recreation facility. The park is adjacent to the Arcata Community Forest. Trail maps can be obtained from the City of Arcata. Summer Day Camps are held at Redwood Lodge.

3Rotary Park — 101 F St. south of 2nd St., small playground and half-court basketball.

3Shay Park — 1385 Foster Ave., this 5-acre park features an open space and some trails.

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Sports Complex Park — 321 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Includes a community center with teen room and senior center, arts and crafts, two indoor basketball/volleyball courts for organized and free play, outdoor half-court basketball and soccer and softball fields, and playground with climbing wall. Drop-In Sports Programs available through Arcata Recreation Division.

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Stewart Park — 1090 15th St. at L St., grassy area with picnic areas playground and half-court basketball.

3Sunny

Brae Park — Virginia Way and Marilyn Way, offers hiking trails.

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Valley West Park — 1340 Hallen Dr., 3.5 acre open space with playground, picnic table and grassy area.

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Vinum Park — 1450 F St., small, open space with playground and picnic table.

3Westwood Manor Park — 2175 Wisteria Way, open grassy area, playground and picnic table.

3Windsong Park — 2139 Maria Ct., large

open grassy space with playground, picnic table and open area suitable for sports.

BLUE LAKE

City of Blue Lake Parks and Recreation 668-5932 • www.bluelake.ca.gov

3Gymkhana Field – 210 Chartin Rd. A horse

arena and outdoor basketball and tennis courts are available for community use.

3Industrial Loop Trail — Walking, jogging,

and bicycling are available on the Industrial Park Loop Trail, which runs partially on top of the levee along the nearby Mad River.

3Perigot Park and Blue Lake Roller Rink — 312 South Railroad Ave. Indoor roller

skating rink, picnic area with barbecue pit, tables, benches and serving booth, baseball and softball field, playground, horseback riding arena. Bocce Ball courts installed. Supervised drop-in recreation (nominal fee), basketball, volleyball and pool table.

EUREKA

City of Eureka Public Works 441-4203, 441-4226 • www.ci.eureka.ca.gov

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20-30 Park and Playground — 2605 Pine St., playground, large open turf area, adjacent to Jacob-Haney Little League Ball field (2605 Union St.) which has bleachers and a concession stand.

3Adorni

Recreation Center — 1011 Waterfront Dr., most facilities are indoors; gymnasium for basketball weight room, cardio room, aerobics and multi-purpose rooms — outdoors are picnic tables, open grassy areas, public dock, Sacco Amphitheater. The weight and cardio rooms are also equipped with fitness equipment for all levels, ellipticals, treadmills, lifecycles and stair climber and more.

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Carson Park and Playground — Carson to Buhne and H to I Sts., this large park features a playground with “megasaurus” play structure, picnic area, basketball court and large open multi-use field for little league, T-ball and youth soccer.

3Clara May Berry Park & Playground — Adjacent to Humboldt County Library Main

Branch, 3rd & O Sts., playground and picnic areas feature nautical theme: tot lot features a large “ship” surrounded by a blue rubber mat “ocean.” Sand-filled play area has giant starfish and sea urchin for kids to play on.

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Cooper Gulch Park & Playground — 8th & Myrtle Sts., large community park featuring playground and picnic area, a multi-use turf area with two softball fields, walking paths along a wooded creek, restrooms (open during games). Nine-hole Cooper Gulch Disc Golf Course features tee pads and baskets.

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Eureka Skate Park— Located at Cooper Gulch at 8th & "R" Streets (end of 8th Street off of Myrtle Avenue). The 12,000 square foot skate park contains something for all skaters including bowls and other street features.

3Halvorsen Park — 1201 Waterfront Dr., provides three acres of open grass area for music concerts and special events.

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Hammond Park and Playground — 14th & E Sts., two tennis courts and playground with an assortment of equipment, small T-ball practice backstop, two basketball courts and open grassy area.

3 Hartman/Kennedy

Ball Fields —

Across from Sequoia Park, two well-developed softball fields with bleachers, horseshoe pits, restrooms, and dugouts. Nearby Washington Elementary School provides basketball courts, playground.

3Highland

Park and Playground —

Highland & Glenn Sts., four tennis courts, basketball area, tot lot and large baseball field with bleachers.

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Jacob-Haney Ball Field — 2605 Union St. is the home of Eureka Little League.


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3Lundbar Hills Park — 4708 Frederick St.,

Woodley Island Marina; another paved walkway runs further east by Adorni Center to Samoa Bridge.

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1 Marina Way, Waterfront and Marina Way, Wharfinger Building, Humboldt Yacht Club, marina, free public launch ramp, docks and office open 8am-5pm, 7 days a week.

features 1.25 acres of turf grass and a small grove of redwood trees.

Redwood Fields Sports Complex — East end of Fern St. A well-developed sports complex with 3 baseball/softball diamonds, basketball court, bocce courts, concessions booth for events. Tobacco-free facility.

3Ross

Park and Playground — 12th &

M St., playground, picnic area, T-ball field and basketball court.

3Sequoia

Park — Garden, Park and Playground, and Zoo — 3400 W St., the garden is a half-acre formal flower garden specializing in dahlias and is best viewed from late June through September. There are also benches, a gazebo, sundial and wishing well. The playground has a wide array of equipment for children of all ages, a large grassy area, picnic tables and wheelchairaccessible restrooms. The park also features walking and bicycle paths through the redwoods, duck pond and two small creeks. Sequoia Creek Trail is a paved, 3/4-mile wheelchair (and stroller) accessible trail heading west from the duck pond through the forest and meadows.

ALSO SEE ZOO IN ACTIVITIES & RECREATION SECTION, PG 69.

3Waterfront

Boardwalk—foot of F St.,

parallel to 1st St., walkway is the first of several redevelopment phases for the Eureka waterfront. Boardwalk offers pleasant stroll across from

3Wharfinger

Building and Marina —

FERNDALE

City of Ferndale • 786-4224 www.ci.ferndale.ca.us

3Fireman’s Park — To reach the park, drive

to the end of Main St., cross Francis Creek then turn left into park. Large open grassy area, little league and softball fields, basketball court, tot lot and playground.

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Russ Park — Take Main St. to Ocean Ave., turn left on Ocean to Grizzly Bluff Rd. then drive two miles to parking area. Hiking trails through redwood, alder and fir forest. No facilities.

3The Village Green — A triangle of green

surrounded by blossoming trees beside Ferndale City Hall (834 Main St.), the Village Green is the traditional site of the annual Ice Cream Social and other community events.

FORTUNA

City of Fortuna Parks Office • 725-7620 www.friendlyfortuna.com

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Newberg Park — Rohnerville and Newburg roads, sports park with outdoor fields for baseball, softball and soccer, plus children’s playground.

Baseball, Soccer, Football Fields Bocce Ball Courts • Playground • BBQ Picnic Area

Redwood Empire Little League Eureka Youth Soccer Eureka Junior League Football American Legion Baseball Eureka High Baseball Sons of Italy Bocce Ball Courts

2508 Fern in Cutten close to Sequoia Park Zoo


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3Ogburn Park — picnic tables and grill in

fyi

landscaped setting at Alamar and Riverwalk Drs.

3Riverwalk Park — Take 12th St. to Riverwalk Drive Picnic area at the River Lodge Conference Center, overlooking the Eel River.

Pick activities that you like and start by doing what you can, at least 10 minutes at a time. Every bit adds up, and the health benefits increase as you spend more time being active.

3Rohner Park — Located on Park St. off Main,

leisure park featuring Little League fields, rodeo arena, indoor roller rink, Rohner Recreation Hall (two rooms plus kitchen), picnic areas, tot lot and playground.

What you eat and drink and your level of physical activity are important for your own health, and also for your children's health.

3Somerville Park — Two picnic tables in a

green setting. Located near the library and the Chamber of Commerce.

You are your children’s most important role model.

GARBERVILLE

Southern Humboldt Community Park 934 Sprowlel Creek Rd., Garberville 923-2287 • www.sohumpark.org

3Southern Humboldt Community Park

Nestled in the valley of the Eel River between Redwoods and the Lost Coast, just outside Garberville. 430-acre park with grasslands, upland forests, prime farmland and native redwoods, and features 3.5 miles of multi-use trails for strolling, hiking, nature-viewing, bird-watching, bicycling, and horse-back riding.

MANILA

Manila Community Services District 1611 Peninsula Drive, Manila • 444-3803 www.manilacsd.com

3Manila Community Park — Located off

Hwy 255 on Peninsula Dr. at Lupin Ave. This bayside park features birdwathing on the bay and other recreational opportunities including 2 tennis courts, a baseball diamond, rugby field, basketball, volleyball, playground and overnight camping. Nine-hole disc golf course.

3Manila Dunes Recreation Area —

Over 150 acres of beaches, dunes, wetlands, and forest are accessed through the Manila Community Center at 1611 Peninsula Drive, Manila. Facilities include restrooms and ample parking. Dogs are allowed on a leash or under voice control. Horse use is limited to designated trails. Free. Day use.

MCKINLEYVILLE McKinleyville Community Services District 839-9003 • www.mckinleyvillecsd.com

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Hiller Park — Located on Hiller Rd. off Central Ave. This large, natural-area park features restrooms, a playground, BBQ & picnic area, and an extensive trail network, including the fully accessible Hiller Loop Trail located just off the Hammond Trail.

3Hiller

Sports Complex — Located on Hiller Rd. off Central Ave. Hiller Sports Complex comes equipped with two little league fields, two softball fields, a Babe Ruth baseball field, various youth soccer fields, and two collegiate size soccer fields.

Be Physically Active Your Way

3Larissa Park — Located off Reasor Rd. (cross

street Central Ave.) on Larissa Circle. This small neighborhood park features a small playground, barbecue pit and picnic tables.

3Mid-Town Trail — Class I bike path, located between Central Ave and McKinleyville Ave.

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Parkside Trail — Behind McKinleyville High School. Small trail provides beautiful walk through forested area along Widow White Creek, considered part of the Mid-Town Trail Network.

3Pierson Park — Located at 1608 Pickett

Rd. near Azalea Hall. This large community park features restrooms, an extensive playground, barbecue pits, picnic tables, gazebo, bocce ball courts and horseshoe pits. It would make the ideal place for a family gathering or birthday party.

3School Road Trail — This small trail is located on School Rd. and intersects the Hammond Trail. It also provides informal access to the Mad River.

RIO DELL Rio Dell City Hall • 764-3532 www.riodellcity.com

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Fireman’s Park — 50 W. Center St. at Wildwood Ave, baseball field, playground, picnic area and bocce ball court. To reserve, call Rio Dell Fire Department at 764-3329.

3Rio Dell Community Park — Davis St., off

Hwy 101 (head toward town), baseball field and two tennis courts adjacent Rio Dell Elementary School.

WILLOW CREEK

Willow Creek Community Services District 530-629-2136 www.willowcreekcsd.com

3Creekside Park — end of Willow Rd. between

Ray’s Market and Medical Center. Playground, picnic area, 18-hole disc golf course, nature trail and education center.

3Veteran’s Park — Country Club Dr. to Kimtu Rd. Features grassy area, children’s playground, barbecue pit, picnic area, tennis courts, softball, Little League fields, soccer field.


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COUNTY, STATE & NATIONAL PARK OFFICES • Bureau of Land Management Arcata Field Office 1695 Heindon Rd., Arcata • 825-2300 www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/arcata.html • California State Parks North Coast Redwoods District 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka • 445-6547 Reservations: by phone to ReserveAmerica, (800) 444-7275 • www.reserveamerica.com Info: www.parks.ca.gov • Humboldt County Parks & Recreation 1106 2nd St., Eureka • 445-7651 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/portal/living/county_ parks/default.asp • Redwood National & State Parks Headquarters 1111 Second St., Crescent City 464-6101 (ext. 7335 for Park Receptionists on Mon. through Fri.) or 465-7335 • www.nps.gov/redw • Six Rivers National Forest National Forest Headquarters 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka • 442-1721 fs.usda.gov/srnf or www.recreation.gov

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all area codes are 707. Dates/times/fees are subject to change. Parks may be subject to department closure, readers are encouraged to call for current information.

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT Arcata Field Office

1695 Heindon Rd., Arcata • 825-2300 www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/arcata.html The Arcata Field Office is responsible for the administration of natural resources, lands, and mineral programs on approximately 200,000 acres of public land in Northwestern California. The area includes the 60,000 acre King Range National Conservation Area and the 7,474 acre Headwaters Forest Reserve. We welcome you to BLM Arcata - Enjoy Your Visit!!

 Headwaters Forest Reserve BLM Day Use Areas:

The Headwaters Forest Reserve is 7,472 acres of public land located 6 miles southeast of Eureka, CA. The reserve is set aside to protect and preserve the ecological and wildlife values in the area, particularly the stands of oldgrowth redwood that provide habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet, and the stream systems that provide habitat for threatened coho salmon.

 Lacks Creek Management Area

Lacks Creek is a recreational treasure hidden in the coast range and offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities. Ride your horse or bike along the shared use trails, or find your own secluded campsite with a view. It is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Eureka.

 Lost Coast Headlands

Located along the coastal bluffs south of the mouth of the Eel River, approximately 6 miles west of Ferndale. The 463 acres of public land provide seasonal beach access and include grasslands with scattered patches of forest, rolling mountains and windswept coastal bluffs crumbling onto narrow beaches. The area is hard to beat if you are looking for quiet recreational pursuits. Lost Coast Headlands offers opportunities for hiking, bird watching, wildflower viewing, and beachcombing.

 Ma-le'l Dunes Cooperative Management Area

A range of recreational opportunities that allow visitors to experience a diverse and dynamic coastal landscape of forests and salt marshes, sand dunes and beaches. The northern portion is limited pedestrians only. The southern portion allows for dog walking and equestrian use on designated trails.



Samoa Dunes Recreation Area

Located at the southernmost end of Humboldt Bay’s north spit, west of Eureka. Take Hwy 101 to the Samoa Bridge ( Hwy 255), go south on New Navy Base Rd. No fees. Sunrise to sunset. This 300-acre park offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including hiking, surfing, fishing, beachcombing, OHV (off-highway vehicle) use, bird watching and picnicking. This is a day-use only area, but camping is available nearby at Samoa Boat Ramp County Park.


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South Spit Cooperative Management Area Located at the southern end of Humboldt Bay, south of Eureka. Take Hwy 101 to Hookton Rd. exit. Follow Hookton Rd. west for 5 miles to the entrance. No fees. Sunrise to sunset. The 4.5 mile expanse of wave-sculpted beaches, windswept dunes and marshy bayshore provide a wide variety of recreational activities, including hiking, surfing, fishing, beachcombing, beach driving, hunting for waterfowl on Humboldt Bay during October to January hunting season, and picnicking.



Trinidad Gateway to the California Coastal National Monument Trinidad is a seaside town in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean. It is an ideal location to view the offshore rocks that are part of the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM). The BLM Arcata Field Office works with local partners to protect and preserve the diversity of life on the Trinidad coastline and offshore rocks through example, education, and community cooperation.

King Range National Conservation Area

986-5400 • www.blm.gov/ca/arcata/kingrange From ocean and black sand beaches to mountain elevations up to 4,088 feet (King Peak), the roughly 68,000-acre King Range, which extends along 35 miles of coastline between the mouth of the Mattole River and Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, is one of the most unspoiled regions in the state of California. There is a spectacular meeting of land and sea here — mountains seem to thrust straight out of the surf in a precipitous rise that is rarely surpassed on the continental U.S. coastline. Here the landscape was too rugged for highway building, forcing Hwy 1 and US 101 inland. The remote region is known as California’s Lost Coast, and is only accessed by a few back roads. Within its boundaries are several campgrounds and day-use only parks which are open year-round (although remote areas may not be accessible in the winter). Facilities are kept to a minimum in order to preserve the area’s rustic and semiprimitive qualities. The recreation opportunities are as diverse as the landscape. The Douglas-fir peaks attract hikers, hunters, campers and mushroom collectors, while the coast beckons to surfers, anglers, beachcombers and abalone divers among others.

 Black Sands Beach Day Use Areas:

Located in Shelter Cove, turn right on Beach Rd. to ocean. Facilities include flush toilets, water and wheelchair access. Lost Coast Trailhead.

 Mal Coombs Park

Located in Shelter Cove near marina, private boat launch and campground nearby. No fees. An excellent place to picnic, explore tide pools at low tide and watch boats come and go from the harbor. Cape Mendocino Lighthouse was restored and moved to this location, and is open seasonally for tours (Memorial Day to Labor Day). Facilities include picnic tables and flush toilets.

Large Group Site may be reserved for single-day events for $50 by calling 986-5400.

 Honeydew Campground

Overnight Campground Areas: To reach the campground: take Hwy 101 to South Fork/Honeydew exit. Follow signs to Honeydew, turn south onto Wilder Ridge Rd. towards Ettersburg for 1 mile. Facilities include 5 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets. No water (campground is near creek; treat water before drinking) or hookups. Wheelchair accessible. Fees: camping $8/day.



Horse Mountain Campground

To reach the campground: take Hwy 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Rd., then 6.5 miles north on King Peak Rd. Facilities include 9 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and pit toilets. No water or hookups. Fees: camping $5/day.

 Mattole Campground

To reach the campground: take Hwy 101 to Garberville, South Fork/Honeydew or Ferndale exits. Follow signs toward Petrolia, turn on Lighthouse Rd. to ocean. Facilities include 14 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets. No hook-ups. Potable water. Lost Coast Trailhead and parking area. Wheelchair accessible. No OHV (off-highway vehicle) access. Fees: camping $8/day.



Nadelos Campground

To reach the campground: take Hwy 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Rd., then south 1.5 miles on Chemise Mountain Rd. Facilities include 8 tent campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, Chemise Mountain Trailhead. No hookups. Wheelchair accessible. The entire campground may be reserved for overnight group use; minimum number of people is 20; maximum 60, $85 per night. Reservations required 30 days in advance, call 986-5400 to reserve space. No group reservations are available Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend or Labor Day weekend. Fees: camping $8/day.

 Tolkan Campground

To reach the campground: take Hwy 101 to Redway, go west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Rd., then go 3.5 miles north on King Peak Rd. Facilities include 5 trailer and 4 tent campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets. No hookups or water at site. Wheelchair accessible. Fees: $8 camping.



Wailaki Campground

To reach the campground: take Hwy 101 to Redway, go west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Rd., then south 2 miles on Chemise Mountain Rd. Facilities include 13 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, potable


Parks & Campgrounds water, Chemise Mountain Trailhead. No hookups. Wheelchair accessible. Fees: camping $8/day.

CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS & REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK Reservations: by phone to ReserveAmerica, 800-444-7275, or online ReserveAmerica.com North Coast Redwoods District State Parks 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka • 445-6547 Redwood National & State Parks • Headquarters: 1111 2nd St. Crescent City • 445-6547 For park alerts go to: www.nps.gov/redw • Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center US Highway 101 at Orick • 465-7765 www.nps.gov/redw/planyourvisit/ visitorcenters.htm Information, exhibits, bookstore, park film, passport stamps, restrooms, picnic area, beach access. ranger-led activities and programs (summer only), Junior Ranger programs (summer only) and Activity Booklet. Patio talks and coast walks occur during the summer. Redwood National and State Parks' Junior Ranger activity newspapers are available here. Exhibits focus on coast redwoods and watersheds; many are kidfriendly and feature new technologies.

 Azalea State Reserve

488-2041 www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=420 Located 5 miles north of Arcata, take the McKinleyville exit off of Hwy 101. Drive 2 miles east on North Bank Rd. (Hwy 200) and turn left into the reserve. Operating hours/seasons: Day use year-round, from sunrise to sunset. This park is a 30-acre reserve for the Western azalea (Rhododendron occidental). Visit in April or May when azaleas are in bloom and a profusion of pink and white blossoms scents the air. The reserve offers a one-mile self-guided nature trail with emphasis on other plants of the North Coast area and a grassy picnic area. Park admission is free.

 Benbow Lake State Recreation Area 1600 Hwy 101, #8, Garberville 923-3238 (summer) or 247-3318 (winter) www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=426

Located 2 mi. south of Garberville on Hwy 101. Operating hours/seasons: day use all year. Special events/programs: Summer Arts Festival every year, and other events as scheduled. The park is often crowded during special events. Due to budget cuts the dam creating Benbow Lake is no longer in place, and the campground has been closed for the time being. The day use area remains open, however, for picnicking and river access. The day use fee is $8.

 Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

3431 Fort Ave., Eureka • 445-6567 www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=665

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Located in south Eureka just off Hwy 101. East on Highland Ave., one block. Operating hours/seasons: Open all year 8am to 5pm (day use only). Special events/programs: “Steam Up” of historic logging equipment the third Saturday, May through September. Dolbeer Donkey Days (two-day event) in April featuring logging equipment in operation and historical reenactments. Both events offer free train rides around the park. Overlooking Humboldt Bay, this old military post was established in 1853 to assist in conflict resolution between the Native Americans and gold-hungry seekers and settlers. The park features historic reconstructions of buildings, grassy bluffs, picnic tables and rest rooms. The park also includes a Logging Museum and open air displays of historic 19th-mid 20th century logging equipment, including the Dolbeer Steam Donkey, “Lucy,” the bear Harbor Lumber Company’s Gipsy Locomotive #1, and the Elk River Mill and Lumber Company’s “Falk” Locomotive #1. Park admission is free. The large grassy areas are perfect for picnicking and kite-flying. Free!!

 Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park 16949 Hwy 36, Carlotta • 777-3683 www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=421

Located 20 miles southeast of Eureka on Hwy 101, then 17 miles east on Hwy 36. Operating hours/seasons: Campground open all year. Day use area open sunrise to sunset. The park is a great place for family recreation: canoeing, kayaking, fishing and swimming in the Van Duzen River. The park features group camps, picnic areas, 4.5 miles of hiking trails, a horseshoe pit, environmental camp, Visitor Center with exhibits and bookstore. Walk through an ancient redwood forest at Cheatham Grove and enjoy a self-guided nature trail. This area is fairly quiet, except Hwy 36 is adjacent to campground and picnic area. The campground has 28 sites, is open year-round and can accommodate tents, trailers up to 24' and motor homes up to 30’. There are no hookups.

 Humboldt Lagoons State Park

15336 Hwy 101, Trinidad • 677-3570 www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=416 Located 40 miles north of Eureka on Hwy 101. Today the original marshland habitat has returned and supports a rich variety of marsh plants, birds and other animals. There are day use only picnic areas at the visitor center, which is currently closed as of this writing. The park offers boating, fishing, and hiking. Campsites are currently closed, but may reopen by late summer of 2013; call for information. Bring your own boat and enjoy exploring the lagoon. At the beach you have access to six miles of bird-watching and whale-watching. Picnic areas have pit toilets and no water. Stone Lagoon boat speed is 10 mph.


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 Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Interpretive and Visitor Center 17119 Ave of the Giants, Weott • 946-2409 www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=425 Located 45 miles south of Eureka and 20 miles north of Garberville along Hwy 101, on the Avenue of the Giants. Humboldt Redwoods State Park encompasses nearly 53,000 acres, of which over 17,000 are untouched old growth coast redwoods. Created in 1921 with the small Bolling Memorial Grove the park has grown over the years to include a diverse ecosystem including the entire Bull Creek watershed and the Rockefeller Forest, the largest remaining old growth redwood forest in the world. This is the third largest California State Park and protects an environment unique to anywhere else on earth. A wide variety of activities and facilities are available. There are over 250 family campsites in three different campgrounds, plus environmental camps, group camps, trail camps, and a horse camp. Over 100 miles of trail await exploration by hikers, bikers, and horse riders. The South Fork Eel River provides fishing, boating, and swimming opportunities, and there are many day use areas for picnicking, family activities, or for just enjoying the pristine environment. Some favorite locations include the Founders Grove Nature Trail, the 32 mile Avenue of the Giants Auto Tour, and the Humboldt Redwoods Visitor Center. The Visitor Center offers a wide variety of fun and educational exhibits and activities, including a theatre, displays, a bookstore, and the famous Kellogg Travel Log. Auto Tour brochures are available at either end of the Avenue of the Giants and at the Visitor Center. During the summer season interpretive activities including nature walks, Junior Ranger programs, and campfire programs are held daily.

 Little River State Beach

Along Hwy 101, north of McKinleyville www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=419 Operating hours/seasons: Open all year. Day use only. Located 13 miles north of Eureka, Little River State Beach features dunes and a broad open beach that is bordered on the north by Little River and on the south by Clam Beach County Park, which provides camping and day use facilities. Dogs and horses are not allowed in the dune area.

 Patrick’s Point State Park

4150 Patrick’s Point Dr., Trinidad • 677-3570 www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=417 Located 25 miles north of Eureka and 6 miles north of Trinidad, just west of Hwy 101. Take the Patrick’s Point Dr. exit. Operating hours/seasons: Open all year. Day use areas-sunrise to sunset. Fees/costs/rates: Car campsites - $35. Showers need quarters. Hike-in/Bicycle camp $5/person. Day-use $8/vehicle. Group campgrounds and day-use are available (fees vary-contact the park for info). Seniors get $1 discount for camping. Rates subject to change, call for accurate fees.

Special events/programs: Village tours, interpretive walks, Junior Ranger and campfire programs daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, or by special arrangement with park. Established as a state park in 1929, Patrick’s Point State Park’s dense forests of spruce, hemlock, pine, fir and red alder stretch over an ocean headland with lovely wildflower-festooned meadows. The dramatic shoreline ranges from broad shady beaches to sheer cliffs. The park features 10 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, beach access, Visitor Center/nature store and reconstructed Yurok village with a dugout canoe, houses and sweat lodges that kids can explore. Wildlife is common in the park. Palmer’s Point, Wedding Rock and Patrick’s Point are excellent places to view the spring and fall migrations of the California gray whale. Tidepooling and fishing are popular along the beaches, as is collecting colorful ocean-tumbled stones at Agate Beach. The park has 124 developed sites accommodating up to 31-foot motor homes and trailers. There are also a hike/bicycle camp and two group camps. Group sites along with car camping sites need to be reserved during the summer months.

 Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

50 miles north of Eureka on Newton B. Drury Parkway off Hwy 101 north of Orick • 465-7347 Kiosk Center: 488-2171 Visitor Center: 488-2039 www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=415 Also contact: Redwood National & State Parks 111 2nd St., Crescent City • 464-6101 Operating hours/seasons: Campgrounds open all year. Day use sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center open daily. Fees/costs/rates: Day use $8/car. Senior citizens a receive $1 discount for day use. Rates subject to change, call for fees. Prairie Creek is a 14,000-acre sanctuary of old-growth coast redwood designated as a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Preserve. The park has over 280 memorial groves and offers hiking, nature study, beach combing, fishing, picnicking, a Visitor Center with exhibits and a nature store. Wildlife can readily be seen throughout the park, especially native Roosevelt elk and the ever-popular banana slug. The park is also home to black bear, deer, coyote, mountain lion, bobcat, skunk, fox, squirrel, chipmunk and many others. Over 260 species of birds have been sighted within park boundaries. Don’t miss Fern Canyon! Trail use by park visitors is medium to light, but campgrounds are full all summer. Several campsites have been closed due to budget cuts; call or go online for more information.

 Elk Prairie Campground

465-7354 for site-specific information www.nps.gov/redw/planyourvisit/ campgrounds.htm (800) 444-7275 • www.reserveamerica.com The Elk Prairie campground has 75 campsites that can accommodate trailers up to 24’ and motor homes up to 27’. Elk Prairie campground


Parks & Campgrounds is located 6 miles north of Orick on the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. Fees/costs/rates: Car campsites $35. Showers need quarters. Day use $8/car. Senior citizens a receive $2 discount for camping and a $1 discount for day use. Rates subject to change, call for fees. Campgrounds offer fire rings, tables and bearproof food lockers with water nearby. Elk Prairie restrooms have flush toilets and hot showers. Campgrounds are open all year. Reservations are recommended for Elk Prairie camp during the summer.

 Gold Bluffs Beach Campground 465-7335 for site-specific information www.nps.gov/redw/planyourvisit/ campgrounds.htm

Located 3 miles north of Orick via 101 then 5 miles west on Davison Rd. in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Call for fees. Fees: $35 per vehicle, $8 for extra vehicles. Rates subject to change, call for accurate fees. This campground is a secluded treat at the end of a narrow, gravel road; trailers prohibited, RVs must not exceed 24' long or 8' wide. 29 tent or RV sites. Solar showers, restrooms, trails, beach access and picnic areas. No hookups. Reservations not accepted - first come, first serve. Closed during winter; call for dates. The Gold Bluffs Beach campground has 25 campsites. Free solar showers.

 Richardson Grove State Park

1600 Hwy 101, Garberville • 247-3318 www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=422 The park is located 7 miles south of Garberville, and is bisected by Hwy 101. Hours of operation/seasons: park open all year, Oak Flat campground open during the summer. Fees/costs/rates: Campsites $35. Showers need quarters. Day-use $8/car. Senior citizens receive $2 discount on camping and $1 discount on day use fees. Park campground full on most weekends during the summer. Rates subject to change, call for accurate fees. Special events/programs: Nature walks, campfire and Junior Ranger programs during the summer. A visitor center/nature store is located in the historic 1930s Richardson Grove lodge and is open in the summer. There are more than 9 miles of hiking trails, a picnic area with ample parking, old-growth redwood forests, water access, fishing, nature store and visitor center with exhibits. Camping, swimming in the Eel River and relaxing are favorite activities throughout much of the year. Fishing for salmon and steelhead is popular during the winter. Other attractions include the ninth tallest coast redwood in the world, a fallen tree ring study and a walkthrough tree. The park has campgrounds and a group camp totaling 170 campsites. Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers up to 24' and motor homes up to 30’

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 Trinidad State Beach

4150 Patrick’s Point Dr., Trinidad • 677-3570 www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=418 Located 19 miles north of Eureka, off Hwy 101 in the town of Trinidad. Hours of operation/seasons: Day use only sunrise to sunset. It is a .5-mile hike through the woods, across open bluffs and past seasonal wildflowers down to the beach (the trail to the beach drops 120 feet). There is a natural arch near the north end of the beach. Low tide is the best time to visit. The park features 3 miles of hiking trails, horse trail, picnic area with a barbecue, beach access, restrooms and parking area. This is generally a relatively low-use beach but may be busy on sunny weekends. Admission is free.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION 1106 2nd St., Eureka • 445-7651 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/portal/living/county_ parks/default.asp Humboldt County’s parks and recreational areas are located along the Pacific Ocean and the Eel, Van Duzen, Mattole and Mad Rivers. Included in this system are beach areas, virgin redwood groves, boat ramps and fishing accesses. The parks offer camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, beach combing, and clamming for the enjoyment of visitors and residents. Reservations are not accepted for campgrounds. Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis. Prices subject to change. Call for up to date rates.

 A.W. Way County Park

Located 31 miles west of Hwy 101, take the South Fork/Honeydew exit, travel west to Honeydew, then turn north (right) on Mattole Rd., or 35 miles south of Ferndale on Mattole Rd. Fees: camping $20/night/car, length of stay: 10 days; day use $3. Rates subject to change, call to verify fees. The park is ideal for camping, picnicking, fishing and swimming in the Mattole River. Cold showers at this location.



Big Lagoon County Park

7 miles north of Trinidad. Take Hwy 101 to Big Lagoon Park Rd. and follow the signs. Fees: camping $20/night/car, length of stay: 7 days; day use $2. Rates subject to change, call to verify fees. Boat launch, picnic and camping facilities, ideal for fishing, boating, swimming and beachcombing.

 Centerville County Park and Beach

Located 5 miles west of Ferndale on Centerville Beach Rd. The park is ideal for hiking, picnicking, beachcombing and wildlife viewing.


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Parks & Campgrounds Clam Beach County Park

Located 7.5 miles north of Arcata (just north of McKinleyville), take the Clam Beach Park exit off Hwy 101. Fees: camping $15/night/car, day use free. Rates subject to change, call to verify fees. Visit Clam Beach County Park for beachcombing, clamming, fishing, picnicking and camping.

 Fields Landing Boat Ramp

Located 5 miles south of Eureka, take Fields Landing exit off Hwy 101, and go .5 mile west on Railroad Ave. No fees. Facilities include boat launch, fishing and picnic area.



Freshwater County Park

Located 7 miles east of Eureka on Freshwater Road. Fees: $5/night/car, hours: 10am-8pm This park features a playground and is perfect for swimming and picnicking. Group picnic reservations available. Day-use only.

 Hammond Coastal Trail

Located between Arcata and McKinleyville. Access the trail from the north or south: take Hwy 101 to Giuntoli Lane exit 2 miles north of Arcata, and go west on Janes Rd. Follow signs to Mad River Beach, park at the pedestrian bridge. Or take Hwy 101 to Murray or School Rd. exits in McKinleyville, and go west to trail. No fees. This 2.4 mile hiking/biking/equestrian coastal trail links stretches from the Arcata Bottoms to Clam Beach in McKinleyville. Excellent views of the ocean, Trinidad Head and Mad River. The previous interruption in the trail near Widow White Creek is now filled and the trail is fully connected.



Luffenholtz Beach and County Park Located 2 miles south of Trinidad on Scenic Drive. No fees. Luffenholtz Beach offers a spectacular overlook of the Pacific Ocean, with a picnic area and trail down to the beach.

 Mad River County Park

Located 5 miles northwest of Arcata, exit west on Giuntoli Lane from Hwy 101 and follow signs. No fees. This park is great for picnicking, beachcombing and fishing, and also features a boat launch facility. Day-use only.



Samoa Boat Ramp County Park

From Eureka, turn west on Hwy 255, cross Samoa Bridge and turn left and go 5 miles south on New Navy Base Rd. Fees: camping $20/night/car, day-use free. Park features a boat launch and camping facilities, great for clamming, fishing and beachcombing.



Table Bluff County Park

Located at the end of Hookton road in Loleta.

Beautiful beach with restroom and picnic facilities. Day use, free.

 Van Duzen-Pamplin Grove County Park

12 miles east on Hwy 36 • 445-7651 Take Hwy 101 to Hwy 36 (just south of Fortuna), then 12 miles east. Fees: camping $20/night/ car, $5/car day-use. Rates subject to change, call to verify fees. This park offers beautiful virgin redwood groves, and is great for picnicking, camping, hiking, fossil hunting, fishing, and swimming in the Van Duzen River at “Swimmer’s Delight.” (Note: part of the swimming hole has been closed off, but a section remains open for use.)

OTHER PARKS & RECREATION AREAS

 Camp Kimtu and Kimtu Beach

Willow Creek Community Services District 135 Willow Rd., Willow Creek (530) 629-2136 • www.willowcreekcsd.com The WCCSD maintains and operates Camp Kimtu and Kimtu Beach along the bank of the Trinity River. The campground has 9 tent camping sites along the river bank of Kimtu Beach. The campsites are on a first come, first serve basis for a maximum 7 day stay and a shower/bathroom facility are located on site for campground patrons. Cedar Cabin and Pine Cabin are nearby and are available as short term vacation rentals. The Kimtu Cookhouse is the main building on the Kimtu property that has historically been used for a variety of events. The Cookhouse facility is available for special events such as picnics, business luncheons, weddings, birthday parties, reunions, and community events. It is also the current home of Redbud Theater and the venue for Redbud’s annual performances. The Cookhouse features a full service kitchen, tables, chairs, an outdoor barbecue, stage area and will accommodate parties up to 99 people. Reservations for this facility are available through the WCCSD office and require a security deposit and insurance coverage. Events at the Cookhouse will be approved or denied on a case-by-case basis as deemed appropriate by the WCCSD office. Fees: Individual camp sites: $20/night. Group camp site: $35 per night. Cedar Cabin is $65 a night and Pine Cabin $50. The Cookhouse is available for $195/day. Rates subject to change, call or go online to verify fees.

 Humboldt Bay

National Wildlife Refuge

United States Fish and Wildlife Service 1020 Ranch Rd., Loleta • 733-5406 Off Hookton Rd at Hwy 101 Exit 696. The refuge has two main purposes: to protect and enhance wetlands and bay habitats for migratory birds and to protect endangered species and their habitats. The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge system is to provide the general public with a quality wildlife-oriented recreational experience and an opportunity to utilize a renewable natural resource.


 Manila Dunes Recreation Area Manila Community Services District 1611 Peninsula Dr., Manila 444-3803 • Manilacsd.com

ALSO SEE AREA TOURS, PG. 70. Located in Manila off Hwy 255 at Pacific Blvd., this coastal dunes park features sandy ocean beaches, pristine dunes and coastal forest walks. Day use free.

SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka • 442-1721 fs.usda.gov/srnf or www.recreation.gov Fees may vary from season to season. Campgrounds are open during the summer unless otherwise noted (call for information).

 Aikens Creek West

Located 8 miles south of Orleans on Hwy 96, along the Klamath River. Fees: $8/night, $5/ extra vehicle, $4/ day use. Rates subject to change, call to verify fees. Season: Open all year. Number of sites varies, accommodates trailers up to 35'. Host is on site in the summer.

 Boise Creek Campground

1.5 miles west of Willow Creek on Hwy 299. Fees: $10/night, $5/extra vehicle, $5/ day-use. Additional service fee may apply. Rates subject to change, call to verify fees. Season: mid-May to October 15. Boise Creek Campground is located in a lovely forest setting that includes large Pacific madrone, Douglas-fir, and California bay trees. The campground's location, 2 miles from the town of Willow Creek and the Trinity River, makes it an ideal location to participate in the area's many recreation activities. Fishing, swimming and whitewater rafting are all close by in the Trinity River. Campers can walk the 1/2 mile trail from the campground to the nearby creek and find a swimming hole or explore native plants and wildlife. Open Memorial Day to Oct. 1.

 E-Ne-Nuck

Located miles south of Orleans off Hwy 96. Fees: $10/night. Rates subject to change, call to verify fees. Season: mid-June to mid-Oct. The campground is heavily wooded with oak, cedar and madrone that provide ample shade. Sites have Klamath stone ovens with flat grills on top. The campground also features a smoke house to smoke fish caught on the nearby Klamath River. 11 sites, trailers up to 30’. Host on site.

 East Fork Campground

6 miles west of Willow Creek on Hwy 299. Fees: $8/night, $5/ extra vehicle, $4/ day-use in campground, free designated day use area. Rates subject to change, call to verify fees. Season: Opening TBA through October 1. Max. trailer length 22 ft. Call (530) 629-2118 for more information. East Fork features 10 campsites (11 including host's) along East Fork of Willow Creek. Accessible toilet and creek water (must be boiled). Picnic area has tables for day use.

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fyi Wildlife Rescue Wild animals and birds are just that: wild! They are by no means safe to touch, handle or play with. But sometimes animals need our help, such as when they are sick or injured. If you should find just such a critter, find an adult willing to help and call one of the agencies below. Humboldt Wildlife Care Center 822-8839 North Coast Marine Mammal Center 465-6365

 Fish Lake

To get to there: Take Hwy 96 to Bluff Creek Rd. (Rd. 13N01, about 12 mi. south of Orleans), go approximately 5.5 miles on this road, then turn onto Fish Lake Rd. (10N12), campground is 2.5-3 miles. Fees: $10/night, $5/ extra vehicle, $5 day-use. Additional service fee may apply. Rates subject to change, call to verify fees. Season: one week after it rains till it rains. Call (530) 627-3291 for more information. The campground is adjacent to Fish Lake, which is suitable for canoeing or kayaking. A few campsites have lake views; all are a short stroll away. Douglas fir and cedar provide ample shake and a thick middle-story provides excellent privacy between sites. Boat ramp, trails, accessible toilets. 24 sites, accommodates trailers up to 20’.

 Pearch Creek

Located 1 mile north of Orleans just off Hwy 96. Fees: $10/night, $5/ extra vehicle. $5/ day use. Additional service fee may apply. Rates subject to change, call to verify fees. Season: Open mid-May through mid-Sept. Pearch Creek Campground is located in a mature Douglas fir and hardwood forest. The sound of Pearch Creek can be heard from most sites and the campground remains shady and cool during hot summer days. Salmon and steelhead fishing in the Klamath River are a short distance away and swimming, kayaking, and rafting are available in the Salmon River within a 10 minute drive. The vault type restroom is accessible. All campsites have combination fire-ring grills picnic tables and many have rock camp stoves. Drinking water is available at the campground.

North Group, Redwood Chapter, Sierra Club PO Box 238, Arcata 95518 www.redwood.sierraclub.org/north

Sponsors free hikes throughout Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, including occasional outings specially tailored for parents and their children. North Group underwrites several children each year to attend various camps, and it underwrites a prize for the project they like best relating to environmental issues at the Humboldt County Science Fair.


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DIRECTORY OF CATEGORIES • After-School Programs • Arts & Crafts • Art Walks & Studio Tours • Auto & Motorcycle Racing • Baseball • Basketball • Beach Safety • Bicycling • Bird-Watching • Boating • Bocce • Bowling • Cheese Factory • Chess • Cooking • Dance • Farm Tours/ Pick Your Own Produce • Fencing • Fishing

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Football/Cheerleading Fun Center Golf/Disc Golf Gymnastics Hiking, Walking & Backpacking Horseback Riding Hunting Juggling Kayaking Martial Arts Media Arts Museums Music Nature Study Performing Arts Pet Adoptions Rafting & Canoeing Recreation Centers Roller Skating/Blading

• Rowing • Running & Jogging • Sailing • Skate Boarding • Skiing • Soccer • Softball • Special Olympics • Storytelling • Surfing • Swimming • T-Ball • Tennis • Theater • Tours • Transportation • Volleyball • Volunteering • Zoo

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all area codes are 707.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS SEE RECREATION CENTERS PG. 51 & EDUCATION SECTION PG. 77.

ARTS & CRAFTS ALSO SEE DANCE PG. 42, MUSIC PG. 47, THEATER/PERFORMING ARTS PG. 63, AND ART GALLERIES SECTION PGS. 97-98. Arcata Recreation Division 736 F St., Arcata phone 822-7091 • fax 825-2118 www.cityofarcata.org/rec

City of Arcata Recreation Division offers a wide variety of activities and classes, some seasonal and others ongoing. Call to receive our current Activity Brochure. Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am5pm. Visit our website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec Register online: https://rec.cityofarcata.org

t Arcata Break Camp For Kindergartners through 5th Graders. Art Camp during school breaks at the Arcata Community Center. Enjoy art lessons, painting, drawing and other art media.

t Art Camp For youth ages 7–14. Campers explore the visual and performing arts. Art Camp is offered various weeks throughout the summer from 1-5pm daily. The cost is $90 per week (add $10 for Non-Arcata Residents).

t Arts in the Afternoon

Arcata Community Center - Teen Room 825-2028 Provides a low cost art studio for teens in 6th through 12th grade with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere during the school year. Youth participants can choose from a variety of art activities in the visual arts, including painting, ceramics, and more. Free snacks are provided. The program meets Monday - Thursday from 3-6pm in the Teen Room at the Arcata Community Center. The cost is $10 per year.


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t Young Creators Art Camp For youth ages 4-6. Young aspiring artists play games and activities with focus on art projects! Young Creators Camp runs from 1pm-5pm daily for various weeks throughout the summer. The cost is $90 per week (add $10 for NonArcata Residents). Camp is held at the Arcata Community Center, in the Teen Room.

A.S.K. M.E. = Art & Science for Kids interested in Media & Education

Through the Ink People Center for the Arts www.theyoungmediamakers.com 738-1738

t The Young Media Makers & Big Screen Showcase

Programs include Young Media Makers classes and workshops in video production and editing, and the Big Screen Showcase, an annual juried festival of youth-made movies and animation. Open to young people ages 8-22. Go online for more information or to enter the festival.

t Art & Ecology Education Program Another program, conducted through Humboldt County schools and funded by the Save the Redwoods League, is the Art and Ecology Education Program, which teaches ecology and art during a week long session of outdoor classes. For more information, call Barbara Domanchuk, 768-1738.

Crafty Kid

Origin Design Lab 621 3rd St., Old Town Eureka 497-6237 • www.origindesignlab.com

For kids age 7 and up. Every Saturday Morning 10am-Noon, year-round. Minimum of 2, maximum of 6 students. Introduction to a variety of fun creative crafts while learning to sew and felt. Materials included. Uncover your child's creative side!

Fire Arts Center

520 South G St., Arcata • 826-1445 www.fireartsarcata.com This facility for clay and glass arts offers afterschool classes for kids and teens. Customdesigned homeschool programs and privately organized classes are available.

t Ceramics for Older Kids Adventures with clay for kids ages 7-12: learn various hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Two hour classes, $80 for five weeks. Call for dates, times.

t Ceramics for Younger Kids Ceramic fun for smaller hands: learn the basics, nurture creativity, and just have fun! Ages 4-7. 1.5 hour classes. Call for dates, times, prices and details.

t Creating Tumblers/Mugs For all ages. Create whimsical ceramic mugs for fundraisers. If you attend a workshop, receive a final product for free. Classes offered the first and third Thursday of every month, call for info.

Ink People Center for the Arts

517 3rd St., Eureka, Suite 36 • 442-8413 www.inkpeople.org The Ink People have a number of programs for youth, including the following:

t Blue Lake Teens 4 Change Making a positive difference in the lives of atrisk youth.

t Blue Ox Youth Radio for Humboldt Bay

 Scrapbooking Supplies  Rubberstamps  Altered Art Supplies  Craft Classes  Stationery  Teaching Supplies  Office Supplies  Copies & Printing

Best Selection in Northern California! 728 4th Street, Eureka 707-445-9686 www.ScrappersEdge.net

Engage, educate and empower the youth and the larger community of the Humboldt Bay Region.

t Brava Dance Community Dance Performance.

t Dance & Drum in Humboldt Teaching cultural applications of the relationship between dance and drums to youth.

t Hit & Run Productions Theater by teens.

t Humboldt County Youth Art/Placebo An art and music center run for and by youth.

t Humboldt Dance Alliance Dance performance collectives.

t Luna Kids An arts and organic preschool in Blue Lake.

t Media Art Resource Zone - MARZ Multi-disciplinary arts program empowering youth to speak their minds through storytelling, music and the use of digital media tools. Resources for artists include an animation station.


Activities & Recreation t North Star Quest Camp Coming of age camp experience for girls.

t Ramp Arts Currently fundraising for an indoor BMX/ skateboarding facility for youth.

t Rural Burl Mural Bureau Artist-in-residence Kati Texas works with youth at risk from ages 15-24 to beautify Eureka’s Main Street District by planning and painting outdoor murals. Students learn the artistic, political, administrative and social skills needed to be a public muralist. Reduces graffiti and improves relations between youth and merchants.

t Teenarts Fortuna arts for teens.

t We Pan Sharing the joys of steel pan music and culture with local youth.

Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F St., Eureka 442-0278 • www.humboldtarts.org

t KEET’s Kid’s Club at the Morris Graves Museum of Art

In partnership with KEET-TV and the Ready-toLearn initiative, the Humboldt Arts Council and the Morris Graves Museum of Art offers free monthly workshops for children, families and childcare providers on the first Saturday of every month between Oct. and June, from Noon-2pm. The workshops are geared to provide opportunities for youth 2-8 years old to develop critical reading and comprehension skills. Based on the learning triangle, workshops are comprised of viewing a segment of PBS Kid’s programming, reading several short stories, and doing art activities to incorporate the material. Each family will take home a free book.

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including Humboldt County's homeschool network. Call store for hours, group discounts and other info.

Redwood Empire Quilt Guild PO Box 5071, Eureka • 445-5844 www.reqg.com

Youth ages 12 and up are invited to join this organization of experienced quilters and nonquilters. The Guild meets at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds the first Thursday of every month from September through June. Hospitality begins at 6:30 and meetings at 7pm.

The Studio School

Humboldt State University Art Dept. and the Office of Extended Education 826-3819 (INFO) • 826-3731 (REGISTRATION) www.humboldt.edu/studioschool The Studio School, a non-profit program of the Art Department at Humboldt State University and the Office of Extended Education, is a visual arts program for youth. There are two levels, level one is for ages 5-8, level two is for ages 9-13. It strives to connect top local educators with the next up-and-coming artists, and provides local youth unique opportunities to create in an authentic studio environment. The following classes are for the Fall 2013 semester; call or go online for class information at other times.

t Exploring Sculpture and 3D Art Level I (ages 5-8): Students will create dynamic sculptures inspired by famous artists. They will also learn how to transform their own drawings into 3D art. We will study several different

Paint Your Own Pottery & Mosaics

t Museum Art School Fostering a lifelong appreciation for the arts and culture by actively involving youth through hands-on art instruction. Projects are designed for open-ended creative exploration as well as introduction to basic drawing/painting skills and art vocabulary. All participants will be included in the annual art show in the youth gallery. 8-week sessions offered after school for children ages 6-8 and 9-12. There is also a summer art camp.

t Second Saturday Family Arts Day Second Saturday of the month from 2-4pm. Free activities for youth and families, including performances, hands-on arts projects and interactive storytellers.

Parasol Arts

211 G., Eureka • 268-8888 Paint your own pottery: choose from over 100 different ceramic items! Mosaic supplies are also now available; create your mosaic in the store or take supplies home. No scheduled classes; walkins are welcome. Parasol staff give each visitor individual attention, instruction and inspiration. The paints are lead-free and non-toxic, and your finished piece will be food-safe. Discounts available for nonprofit organizations and schools,

Over 100 pottery items to choose from... Unique mosaic selection and supplies. Monthly workshops! Creative activities for ALL AGES.

WALK-INS WELCOME Birthday Parties, School Projects, Corporate Events & Fundraising See us on

(707) 268-8888 211 G St, Old Town Eureka


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styles of three-dimensional art ranging from 3D paintings to abstract sculptures, and there will be lessons on drawing and painting, as well as building sculptures. Some of the materials we will be using are clay and papier-mâché. Instructor: Donovan Clark. Saturdays, 10-11:30am, Art room 23. Fee: $95.

t Exploring Sculpture and 3D Art Level II (ages 9-13): Same course description as for Level I. Instructor: Donovan Clark. Saturdays, 1-2:30pm, Art room 23. Fee: $95. The Studio School classes are held at the Humboldt State University Art Department. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website. Fall 2013 classes run September 14-November 2; Spring 2014 classes run from February through March.

ART WALKS & STUDIO TOURS SEE MORE ART WALKS IN ART GALLERIES PGS. 97-98. Arcata Main Street 791 8th St., Arcata 822-4500 • www.artsarcata.com

t Arts! Arcata

Hosted by Arcata Main Street, more than 40 local businesses on the plaza and elsewhere throughout Arcata, showcase works by various artists, the second Friday night of every month, 6-9pm.

Humboldt Arts Council

Morris Graves Museum of Art 636 F St. Eureka • 442-0278 www.humboldtarts.org

t First Saturday Night Arts Alive!

Sponsored by Humboldt Arts Council and Eureka Main Street. Monthly receptions and exhibit openings for a variety of artists in over 80 galleries and businesses in Downtown/Old Town, Eureka, first Saturday night of each month, 6-9pm, 442-0278.

McKinleyville Arts Night 834-6460

www.mckinleyvilleartsnight.com Presented by members of the McKinleyville business community. Receptions for artists, exhibits and/or performances are from 6-8pm on the third Friday of each month.

North Coast Open Studios

Humboldt County • 834-6460 www.northcoastopenstudios.com North Coast Open Studios is sponsored by Humboldt Arts Council, The Ink People Center for the Arts and local artists. Artists county-wide open their studios to the public for viewing, visiting and sales during June every year.

AUTO AND MOTORCYCLE RACING Samoa Dragstrip Drag Racing & Motorcycle Racing

Humboldt/Del Norte Timing Association PO Box 1211, Eureka 95502 845-5755 or 442-6753 (evenings) www.samoadragstrip.com Races are held at the Samoa Dragstrip for all ages to enjoy. Many racers come from out of the area. Junior Dragsters (ages 8-17) may participate, as well as adults. Juniors drive 1/2 scale hot rods powered by 5hp motors. Racing season is from April - September.

Redwood Acres Raceway

3750 Harris St., Eureka 442-3232 www.redwoodacresraceway.info Redwood Acres Raceway is a 3/8 mile asphalt oval stock car racetrack. It is located at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds and has 5 classes every week: Real Stock, Mini Stock, Roadrunners, Thunder Roadsters and Sportsman. On race nights gates open at 5:30pm and races begin at 7pm. The racing season is from April through September. Go online for ticket and schedule information.

BASEBALL ALSO SEE SOFTBALL PG. 61, T-BALL PG. 63, AND PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS PGS. 23-26. California District 26 Little League Baseball www.littleleague.org • 601-2443

Arcata, Blue Lake-Fieldbrook, Eureka, Eel River (Fortuna), Klamath-Trinity (Hoopa), McKinleyville, Redwood Empire (Eureka), Southern Humboldt (Garberville). Little League Baseball is for boys and girls aged 7-12 years. To find a local Little League program, go online at www.littleleague.org and enter your zipcode in the "League Finder" search field on the home page. League registration is generally some time in February, and try-outs are in early March, determining the players' placement (everyone gets placed on a team). League play runs April through June. Opportunities for 9-12 year-olds to play in all-star and district tournaments continue through June and July.

Babe Ruth League Baseball

Arcata Babe Ruth League: 822-0285 Cutten-Ridgewood Babe Ruth: 445-9084 Eureka Babe Ruth League: 445-1180 Babe Ruth League programs locally are generally for older boys and girls, aged 13-15. Please call for more information.

Cutten-Ridgewood Recreation Association (CRRA) PO Box 215, Cutten, CA 95534 445-9084 www.crra.baberuthonline.com

The CRRA includes both boys’ baseball and girls’ softball leagues from ages 5-14. The softball league consists of four divisions divided by age. The league ensures that all children play instead of sit. Every child plays at least half of the game and bats every time so everyone can learn. There are no boundaries, any child can play. Call or visit their website for dates and details.


Activities & Recreation Humboldt Crabs

PO Box 4422, Arcata 95518 • 826-2333 www.humboldtcrabs.com The Crabs semi-professional team plays games June-Aug. at the Arcata Ballpark, located at 9th & F Sts. in Arcata. It’s great family fun. Crabs games have special days/events such as Boy Scouts Day, Coast Guard Day, Socks for Soldiers Night, Veterans Night and Ice Cream Day. Check the website for upcoming events.

t Crabs Youth Baseball Camps The Crabs will offer several youth camp sessions for the 8-14 age group, as well as an advanced camp session for kids 12-15. The cost for the week-long camps is $85 per child, with discounts available for families with multiple children attending. The fee includes an authentic Crabs Baseball Camp T-shirt, a youth season pass and ten adult tickets.. There is also a 2-day camp for only $20.

t Bat Boys/Bat Girls Must be 9 years old to sign up. Great opportunity for kids to get involved with the team. Check out the website for more information.

BASKETBALL ALSO SEE RECREATION CENTERS FOR LEAGUES & DROP-IN PLAY, PG. 51, & SPECIAL OLYMPICS, PG. 128. Arcata Recreation Division 736 F St., Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec

t Youth Basketball For grades 1st – 12th. This recreation-oriented program provides a fun, positive, and semicompetitive atmosphere for boys and girl. Leagues are based on grade and gender. Registration begins in October.

Blue Lake Parks and Recreation 312 South Railroad Ave., Blue Lake 668-5932 • www.bluelake.ca.gov

t Basketball

Outdoor basketball courts are available at 210 Chartin Rd. Indoor Drop-In Basketball is available free for kids and teens year-round on Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8pm at Prasch Hall, 312 S. Railroad Ave.

Eureka Recreation Division

441-4241 www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/depts/recreation/ default.asp

t Hoopsters Basketball

This popular youth basketball program for 3rd – 12th grade students consists of both a boy’s and girl’s league. The season begins in December and concludes in April. Games played on Saturdays. Weekly team practice times vary. Entry fee of $60 includes team T-shirt. Registration begins in October. Call 441-4241 for more information.

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Fortuna Parks & Recreation 5 Park St., Fortuna • 725-7620 www.friendlyfortuna.com

t Youth Basketball

Registration begins in early December for grades 1-4. There are leagues for boys and girls. Teams play Saturday mornings for six weeks starting in late January or early February. T-shirts provided for each enrolled child; fee is $35, sibling discounts available. Call for locations and more info.

HSU Basketball Camps

HSU Athletics, Arcata • 826-3666 www.hsujacks.com Humboldt State University offers comprehensive Boys Basketball Camps and Girls Basketball Camps that are oriented by age and skill level and are designed to teach skill-enhancing concepts and lessons about the game, including rules and etiquette. There are day camps for grades 2-5 and commuter and overnight camps for grades 6-12. The curriculum for the camp is based on fundamental skill development and competitive interaction. All camps include all-you-can-eat meals.

McKinleyville Activity Center

McKinleyville Community Services District 1705 Gwin Rd., McKinleyville • 839-9003 www.mckinleyvillecsd.com/parks-recreation

t Fastbreak Fridays Drop-In Basketball

Ages 13-17. Fridays 7-9pm, $1 per person.

t Humboldt Hoops 3 on 3 Tourney Offered in March, the tournament is for children in 3rd–12th grades, boys and girls divisions. $125 per team.

t Pee Wee Basketball League A popular and super fun program for very young children is offered for K-2nd grade boys and girls. Everyone gets to play and the focus is on learning and fun. Games are held April through June.

t Summer Youth Basketball League This league is co-ed and will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from late June through the first week of August. Separate divisions are offered for the following grades: 3rd-4th, 5th-6th and 7th-8th. Contact McKinleyville Parks and Recreation for Early bird registration. Teams play 1 game a week.

t Youth Basketball Camps McKinleyville Recreation offers two basketball camps. “Fit to Win” Basketball Camp is for youth 3rd – 6th grades, held in mid-December prior to the Youth Basketball League. The “All Star” Basketball Camp is for youth K – 2nd grades, held in March just prior to the Pee Wee Basketball Program.

t Youth Basketball League The Youth Basketball League is a fun recreational league where everyone gets to play. Leagues are offered for each gender and the following grade groups: 3rd-4th, 5th-6th and 7th-8th. Also offered is a co-ed 9th-12th grade league. Games start in December and run through March.


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BICYCLING Bicycle Safety Instruction

Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Association PO Box 9054, Eureka • 445-1097 www.humbike.org The HBBCA conducts its free 2-hour BikeSmart bike safety training for the youth of the Humboldt Bay Region 7-14 years old on selective Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. Most classes are in Eureka. Free helmets are provided. Individual classes are limited to five children. The class involves supervised on-street riding. Children must be able to ride a bicycle to participate. The intent of the program is to provide the opportunity for our youth to become safe and responsible cyclists. Parent or guardian must sign a liability release form which is available at the website. The Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Association has also produced a pamphlet on cycling safety that contains many valuable safety tips.

Bicycle Touring Guide

Caltrans, District 1 1656 Union St., Eureka • 445-6600 www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1transplan/bikeped/ bikeguide/ Download, or request, a free 48-page booklet that includes maps, cycling routes, points of interest, elevation charts and more.

Humboldt Bay Area Bike Maps

Redwood Community Action Agency 904 G St., Eureka 269-2066 • www.nrsrcaa.org/bikemap The Humboldt Bay Area Bike Map shows bike routes in and around the Humboldt Bay area. It also lists riding and safety tips, cycling organizations, events, and much more, and features an inset for Fortuna and a strip map of the entire county that is especially useful for touring cyclists. The map is sold at local bicycle shops, outdoor stores, visitor service locations or online.

BIRD-WATCHING

ALSO SEE NATURE STUDY PG. 48. Arcata Chamber of Commerce & California Welcome Center 1635 Heindon Rd., Arcata • 822-3619

Stop by for books and information about birdwatching in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties.

FAMILY FUN

Kayak Rentals / Guided Tours

707-498-1130/ KayakZak.com

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary 569 South G St., Arcata • 826-2359 www.arcatamarshfriends.org The Arcata Marsh is a reclaimed and restored industrial and landfill site. The Marsh was created to treat the city’s wastewater before discharging it into Humboldt Bay. The Marsh is now a popular place for families to walk, bike, fish or bird-watch. There are 4.5 miles of trails, picnic tables and bird blinds.

t Birdbox Hotline 822-LOON (5666), listen to a recording of upto-the-minute local bird sightings. Callers may also leave information about their own sightings.

t Bird-Watching Tours Meets Saturdays, at 8:30am, foot of I St. Hosted by docents of the Redwood Region Audubon Society, walks last 1-1.5 hours.

Redwood Region Audubon Society (RRAS) PO Box 1054, Eureka, CA 95502 www.rras.org • rras@rras.org

Sponsors free public bird walks and natural history trips throughout NW California. RRAS volunteers lead weekly bird walks at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary RRAS schedules free public lecture. Visit their website for more information.

BOATING

ALSO SEE SEA SCOUTS PG. 74. Bigfoot Rafting Company

PO Box 995, Willow Creek • 800-722-2223 www.bigfootrafting.com Guided trips along the Trinity, Smith, Salmon and Klamath Rivers. Half day, full day and overnight excursions, equipment rentals and group rates available. Shuttles are available for rented equipment.

Center Activities

University Center, HSU, Arcata • 826-3357 www.humboldt.edu/centeractivities/ Center Activities is a nonprofit service organization located on the Humboldt State University campus that provides outdoor and social experiences emphasizing adventure, environmental awareness, education, challenge, personal development. Includes backpacking trips, kayaking, surfing, sailing, and more.

t Family Fun Days Kayaking on the Bay for the entire family every Sunday during the summer, and some Sundays in the spring and fall. There will be a variety of boats to choose from and experienced guides to provide a fun, safe and memorable family adventure. This is a great affordable option to bring the whole family together for an exciting day of play on the bay! Call to register at least a week in advance. $20/ adult, first 2 kids free, $10/additional child. Depart 1pm from the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka, next to the Adorni Center.


Activities & Recreation Humboats Kayak Adventures

Woodley Island Marina, Dock A, Eureka 443-5157 • www.humboats.com Humboats is committed to excellence, professionalism and safety. Their lessons and tours are taught by professional guides with local and international expedition experience. Their commitment to safety is evidenced by extensive training through organizations such as the American Canoe Association, Wilderness Medicine Institute, U.S. Coast Guard, Sea Kayak Guides Alliance and more. Besides their commitment to being the North Coast’s best and safest instructors, the guides at Humboats Kayak Adventures are avid naturalists intimately knowledgeable about all manner of flora and fauna of the marine environment.

Disabled Adventure Outfitters (DAO) PO Box 152, Arcata • 822-1101 www.specialadventures.org

Disabled Adventure Outfitters is an outdoor recreation organization with a focus on providing recreational opportunities for people with physical disabilities. DAO programs range from one-day trips to weeklong camps, consisting primarily of rafting and inflatable kayaking on the Trinity River. Longer camps also focus on building river skills, and may also include rock climbing, hiking, or gold panning sessions for variety. The safety and well-being of our participants is always our number one priority. Call to make arrangements for your next outing.

Kayak Zak's

PO Box 68 Orick • 498-1130 www.kayakzak.com Kayak Zak’s offers kayak instruction, guided trips, adaptive paddling (adapting kayaks, paddles, gear, and techniques for persons with disabilities, sports injuries, preexisting conditions, and joint pain), kayak and SUP rentals, and fun in Humboldt County. Kayak Zak’s is one of the only all-inclusive outfitters on the west coast.

North Coast Adventure

205 G St. Eureka • 800.808.2836 www.northcoastadventurecenters.com Redwoods & Rivers will lead you on a trip of fun and discovery on the awesome rivers of California's far north. Our rafting trips are ideal for those vacationing on a budget, or with limited playtime. No experience is necessary, but a willingness to learn and enjoy is required.

Trinity River Rafting

Hwy 299W, Big Flat • 800-307-4837 www.trinityriverrafting.com Exciting, Challenging, Confidence building, Fun, Memorable. A river trip is all of these things for our regular customers, and even more so for kids. The experience of successfully facing the river's rapids helps kids to realize that they can face the challenges that life presents to them. We offer river adventures for families with kids in age groups 4 and up, 7 and up, and 12 and up. Safety is our number one priority. We make sure that you'll use only high quality and reliable equipment. Your guides are thoroughly trained in river safety and keep a sharp eye out.

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BOCCE ALSO SEE SPECIAL OLYMPICS, PG. 128 Arcata Recreation Division 736 F St., Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec

t Larson Park

901 Grant Ave., features playground, covered picnic area, bocce ball courts and tennis courts (lighted for night play). Gazebo and bocce ball equipment available for rent through the Arcata Recreation Division.

Blue Lake Parks and Recreation 312 South Railroad Ave., Blue Lake 668-5932 • www.bluelake.ca.gov

t Bocce Ball Courts

Bocce Ball courts are located next to the playground in Perigot Park. Bocce Balls are available to rent for $5/day. Rentals take place Mon.–Fri., 9am–4pm, at City Hall.

McKinleyville Community Services District 1656 Sutter Rd., McKinleyville 839-9003 • www.mckinleyvillecsd.com

t Pierson Park

Located at 1608 Pickett Rd. near Azalea Hall. This large community park features restrooms, an extensive playground, barbecue pits, picnic tables, gazebo, bocce ball courts and horseshoe pits. It would make the ideal place for a family gathering or birthday party.

Rio Dell City Hall

675 Wildwood Ave., Rio Dell 764-3532 • www.riodellcity.com

t Fireman’s Park

50 W. Center St. at Wildwood Ave, baseball field, playground, picnic area and bocce ball court. To reserve, call Rio Dell Fire Department at 5065083. Messages are checked weekly.

BOWLING ALSO SEE SPECIAL OLYMPICS, PG. 128 E & O Bowl 825-9160 • 1417 Glendale Dr., McKinleyville (Hwy 299 Glendale exit #4)

Harbor Lanes

443-4533 • 2136 Broadway, Eureka

CHEESE FACTORY Loleta Cheese Factory

252 Loleta Drive, Loleta • 733-5470 www.loletacheese.com Watch cheese being made through a large viewing window. Personnel are on-hand to describe the process. Tasting room and picnic area are open daily, 9am-5pm.

CHESS Drop-In Chess

Arcata Recreation Division 736 F St., Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec


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Youth ages 18 and under pay only $1 for Drop-In Chess at the Teen Room of the Arcata Community Center Sundays 2-4pm.

COOKING North Coast Co-op Community Kitchen

25 4th St., Eureka and 8th & I Streets, Arcata 443-6027 • www.northcoastco-op.com Take a class on how to prepare various meals, some for fun and some for nutrition. Cooking classes range from breakfast foods to desserts and include instruction, sampling, and sometimes take-home items. Some classes are for kids only, meaning adults do not need to stay, and others are intended as activities for parents and kids to do together. The schedule changes monthly. Pick up a copy of the Co-op News at the North Coast Co-op or visit their website.

DANCE ALSO SEE THEATER/PERFORMING ARTS PG. 63. www.HumboldtDancer.net Website about Humboldt County dance organizations and events.

Arcata Recreation Division 736 F St., Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec

t Dance Camp

For youth ages 4-9. Open to dancers of all levels, from first-time beginners to experienced performers and everyone in-between. Campers experiment with additional dance styles while working on core competencies. Classes include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and world dance. Cost is $90 (add $10 for Non-Arcata residents).

Feet First Dancers

PO Box 1671, Redway • 223-1954 www.feetfirstdancers.org Feet First Dancers provide a wide variety of dance workshops and performances in the schools, offered by and for youth in southern Humboldt. All ages are welcome. Classes are offered at various locations in the community. Ballet, modern dance, hip hop, beginning jazz, and intermediate jazz classes are offered. Call for scheduled times.

Ferndale Dance Academy

Danish Hall, 430 Ocean Ave., Ferndale 496-0805 • www.ferndaledance.com The Academy provides a warm and supportive environment for young people to build self-esteem, stretch their bodies and minds, and express their individuality with classes in creative movement, ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop and tap.

Fortuna Parks & Recreation 5 Park St., Fortuna • 725-7620 www.friendlyfortuna.com

Classes offered by Trinity Ballet Academy. Director Greta Leverett offers classes for ages 4 – 8. Class is held in the Firemen’s Pavilion Wednesday afternoons. Call Greta at 442-9725 or 839-1816 for more information.

Humboldt Capoeira Academy 865 8th St., Arcata • 498-6155

www.humboldtcapoeira.com Humboldt Capoeira Academy offers a variety of classes for all ages in movement, music, acrobatics, and language. Capoeira helps to improve strength, flexibility, coordination, selfcontrol, and confidence. H.C.A. offers classes for kids, adults, and beginners.

Humboldt Folk Dancers

824 L St., Arcata • 822-8045 www.humboldtfolkdancers.org The Humboldt Folk Dancers meet in Arcata. No previous dance experience is required, and you don’t need a partner. Live music dance parties are presented the first Friday of the month. Call for more information.

New World Youth Ballet

824 L St., Arcata Old Creamery Building • 822-4947 www.humboldtdance.org New World Ballet schedules classes including jazz, hip-hop, contemporary ballet, pointe variations, choreography, pas de deux, character and modern, featuring highly-qualified, trained and experienced instructors for all ages and levels. A children’s dance camp and intensive summer program are offered. Creative movement classes start at age 3, pre-ballet classes start at age 5. Beginning ballet technique ages 7-8. Performance opportunities are available.

No Limits Tap and Jazz

1093 10th St., Arcata 1547 Pickett Rd., McKinleyville 825-0922 • www.nolimitstapandjazz.com No Limits Tap & Jazz has studios in both Arcata and McKinleyville. No Limits offers Tap, Jazz & Hip Hop classes ranging from beginning through advanced. The teachers at No Limits provide quality instruction in a professional and fun environment. There is a competitive dance team for the more advanced dancers, and all dancers are invited to perform in two productions each season; a holiday show and a spring recital at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.

North Coast Dance

Main Studio: 426 F St., Eureka Children's Division - 455 5th St. 442-7779 • www.northcoastdance.org North Coast Dance offers Pre-Ballet, Beginning through Intermediate & Advanced levels of Ballet, Pre-Pointe & Pointe, Hula, and Ballroom. North coast Dance also offers summer dance camps and intensives. Call or go online for more information.

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio 824 L St., Arcata • 616-6876 www.redwoodraks.com

This studio offers Middle Eastern, breakdancing, West African dance and drumming, flamenco, wing and lindy, hooping, tribal belly dance, fusion and more for dancers of all ages and abilities.

Studio of Dance Arts

7 Fifth St., Eureka • 442-1939 www.studioofdancearts.com Since 1981 Jane Morgan has taught children and adults of all ages. There are performance


Activities & Recreation opportunities; all of the students are invited to showcase their creative talents at the Studio's annual Dance Productions, which incorporate professional choreography, costuming, and staging. Past productions have included performances of The Firebird, Thumbelina, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, The Best of Broadway, and Space Odyssey. Also presented are pieces in Jazz, Tap, Modern, Middle Eastern, Hip Hop, Ballet, Lyrical, Preschool Creative and Irish Step.

Trinity Ballet Academy

1981 Central Ave, McKinleyville • 839-1816 www.trinityballetmck.com The Academy offers a full classical ballet curriculum in a professional and nurturing environment that includes creative movement through advanced pointe. Zumba Dance Fitness classes and breakdance classes are also offered, as are workshops in other dance styles. Tutu Toddlers Classes are offered for the wee ones (must be potty trained). Call for registration information and class schedule.

FARM TOURS / PICK YOUR OWN PRODUCE Christie’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

Off Hwy 299, Blue Lake • 668-5135, 668-1884 Pumpkin patch and corn maze open to the public in October. Pick your own pumpkin, find your way through the corn maze. Lots of old fashioned fun.

Warren Creek Farms

1171 Mad River Rd., Arcata • 822-6017 Visit an organic farm to pick out the perfect jacko-lantern pumpkin from mid-to-late October. Find your perfect pumpkin by following the yellow trail of hay that winds through an organic pumpkin patch. Wagons are supplied to haul the littlest pumpkin fetchers and to haul back the biggest pumpkins! Entry into the pumpkin patch is free, but pumpkins are charged by the pound. There will also be a produce stand full of yummy organic produce.

Wolfsen Farms

2103 Baird Rd., McKinleyville • 839-2017 Pick your own vine-ripened blueberries in July and August. The farm offers seven varieties of all-organic blueberries. Open 10-5pm seven days a week. Large groups are welcome; please call ahead to make arrangements.

FENCING North Coast Fencing Academy 1459 M St., Arcata • 601-1657

Coaching and guidance relating to the art of handling the sword. Class sessions available for all levels from youth age 8 and up, and for adults. Beginners are welcome. Academy hosts occasional tournaments. Call for membership/ instruction fees.

FISHING ALSO SEE PARKS & CAMPGROUNDS SECTION PG. 27.

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Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary 569 South G St., Arcata • 826-2359 www.arcatamarshfriends.org

ALSO SEE LISTING UNDER NATURE STUDY PG. 48 & AREA TOURS PG. 70. Fishing is allowed at Klopp Lake along the south shore and portions of the eastern and western shores (watch for signs.) Fishing is restricted along the north shore to protect sensitive wildlife habitat. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

California Department of Fish & Wildlife

619 2nd St., Eureka • 445-6493 www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/fishdescrip.html Kids under the age of 16 may fish in California without a sports-fishing license. However, kids are required to have a “punch card” (or “report card”) if they fish for abalone, salmon or steelhead. The fees for the cards vary; for further information call the CDFW office or visit their website.

t Free Fishing Sport fishing without a license is permitted year-round at the following locations: North and South Jetties from the ocean outwards and the public pier at the foot of Del Norte St. in Eureka. All species, size and limit regulations apply to anyone fishing from these piers. Persons fishing are limited to two rods or crab traps per person. A person who leaves one of these structures to go onto the mud flats to clam, or land a fish will need a sport fishing license unless under 16. Some North Coast rivers are subject to low-flow closures; call 822-3164 to confirm a river’s status before heading out.

FOOTBALL / CHEERLEADING Six Rivers Youth Football Conference

440-8058 • www.quickscores.com/sryfootball Six Rivers Football Conference is comprised of associations from Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville, Hoopa, Ferndale, Eel River Valley, Southern Humboldt, Del Norte County and BrookingsHarbor, Oregon. Boys and girls, ages 8-14, play in three divisions, divided by ages. Cheerleaders and mascots welcome, ages 5 and up. Adults are encouraged to volunteer for administrative and support positions. For more information please go to www.quickscores.com/sryfootball or check out their Facebook page.

t Annual Cheerleader Competition Cheerleaders from throughout the conference meet for a fun test of skill and coordination prior to playoff period. Call for more information.

FUN CENTERS Bounce-a-Palooza

Bayshore Mall • 3300 Broadway, Eureka 444-8488 • www.eurekabounce.com This family fun recreation center offers a rotating selection of extreme inflatables, obstacle courses and giant slides for children ages 2-12. Cost is $5.75 for a half hour and $7.50 for one hour. Great location for birthday parties, too!


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Cyber City

3022 Broadway St., Suite 1, Eureka 444-0977 • www.cybercityeureka.com Check out the ultimate family entertainment, gaming and laser tag center in Eureka. Cyber city also caters to private events, birthday parties, school field trips, corporate functions, and teambuilding exercises.

GOLF COURSES Baywood Golf & Country Club

3600 Buttermilk Lane, Arcata • 822-3686 www.baywoodgcc.com

Beau Pre Golf Course

1777 Norton Rd., McKinleyville 839-2342 • www.beaupregc.com

Benbow Valley Golf Course

7000 Benbow Dr., Garberville 923-2777 • www.benbowrv.com

Eureka Municipal Golf Course 4750 Fairway Dr., Eureka 443-4808 • www.playeureka.com

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Heads Up! Disc Golf Soars Into Humboldt

Disc Golf is a sport that is easy to play but challenging to master. Players use frisbee-like discs as opposed to conventional golf clubs. The objective is to throw from a tee and try to get the discs to the pin or basket in as few throws as possible. Humboldt County is currently home to 10 disc golf courses: Area 74, Mad River Pump Station #4, and Redwood Curtain in the Arcata area, Manila Bay on the peninsula, Cooper Gulch in Eureka, College of the Redwoods, Birds of Paradise and The Canopy in Southern Humboldt, and Ammon Ranch and Steelhead in the Willow Creek area. For all things disc golf, go to www.parinfinity.org

Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club 352 Country Club Dr., Fortuna • 725-5194 www.redwoodempiregolf.com

t Gymini Crickets

Willow Creek Golf Country Club

333 Bigfoot Ave, Willow Creek • 530-629-4658

GYMNASTICS ALSO SEE RECREATION CENTERS STARTING ON PG. 51. Arcata Recreation Division 736 F St., Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec Drop-In Gymnastics programs available.

Flips for Kids Gymnastics Center

t Artistic Gymnastics This general gymnastics class for boys and girls ages 6+, provides gymnastic instruction in a safe environment at an individualized pace through the use of skill progressions developed by USA Gymnastics. Students become familiar with the Olympic gymnastic events while building their strength and flexibility. As students gain the skills required at a particular level, they will progress to the next class and level. Classes are held at the Arcata Community Center. Visit www.cityofarcata. org/rec for current class times and fees.

IN THE BAYSHORE MALL Inflatables Play Place

Bounce, Jump & Slide 707-444-8488 H EurekaBounce.com 3300 BROADWAY H EUREKA

The Gymini Crickets program is a children’s movement program which uses gymnasticsrelated skills, exercises and games to encourage the development of social skills, fitness, flexibility, strength and coordination. A large variety of equipment is used, including bars, beams, tunnels, hoops, balls, parachutes, bean bags, ribbons, ropes and more! The program is designed for boys and girls ages 15 months to 6 years old, and is held at the Judo Hut. Call for more information.

1489 Hoover St., Eureka • 445-0450 www.flipsforkids.net

The program offers a wide variety of movement and gymnastics classes for students walking and up. Students are exposed to creative and progressive gymnastics instruction on the bars, beam, floor and vault, as well as the 30-footlong Tumbl-Trak. Classes for boys emphasize the rings, high bar, parallel bars, and pommel horse, in addition to the floor and vault. Cheer Tumble classes are available. The Center has a very successful 20 member Women’s Junior Olympic Gymnastics Team, which sent four girls to the State Championships and five girls to the National Championships in 2003. The Center also offer half-day and full day camps for kids 4 1/2 and up at different times of the year.

Jumpstart Gymnastics

2725 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 443-1725 www.jumpstart-gymnastics.net Jumpstart Gymnastics offers gymnastics programs for children, with the Preschool Programs for ages 18 months to 6 years, Recreational Programs for ages 6 to 12 years, and Competitive Programs for ages 6 years and up. Special events include field trips, open gyms, holiday camps, summer camps and birthday


Activities & Recreation parties. Be sure to see our display ad in this publication for our anniversary special and call for appropriate class times.

HIKING, WALKING & BACKPACKING SEE LISTINGS UNDER NATURE STUDY PG. 48, PARKS & CAMPGROUNDS SECTION PG. 27, AND AREA TOURS SECTION PG. 70.

HORSEBACK RIDING Korobi Stables

2316 Sandy Prairie Rd., Fortuna 496-6004 • www.korobistables.com Offers riding lessons for all ages, trail rides through the redwood forest or along the Eel River, pony parties, horse training and boarding.

Pony Parties at Zion Ranch

142 Sunny Slopes, Carlotta • 768-5109 A perfect place to celebrate a child's birthday party. A great facility with plenty of parking for friends and family as well as a wonderful birthday barn with art projects and plenty of fun.

HUNTING Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Hawaiian system covering escapes, strikes and throws. The art lends itself readily to practical self defense on a basic and advanced level. Class emphasis is placed on physical conditioning, character development and community. No previous experience required. All classes are held in the Judo Hut. Call for fees. Pre-register online or with the office or just drop-in. Youth Samurai - Level 1: For ages 5-7, Mondays &/or Thursdays from 5-5:45pm Youth Samurai - Level 2: For ages 7-9 on Mondays &/or Thursdays from 5:45-6:30pm Youth Jujitsu: For ages 9-16 on Mondays &/or Thursdays from 6:30-7:45pm Jujitsu: For ages 16+ on Mondays &/or Thursdays from 7:45-9:15pm.

Cobra & Butterfly Karate School 1711 Main St., Fortuna • 725-4849 On Facebook

The Cobra & Butterfly Karate School teaches more than just karate. Students have the chance to learn self-defense, Okinawan kobudo (weapons), tumbling and more. Each student in the kids' class learns to help out at home and keep a training diary. Younger students also have the option of joining the popular Black Belt Club. Contests and demos are ongoing all the time.

733-5406 www.fws.gov/refuge/Humboldt_Bay

Salmon Creek unit is tightly controlled with a lottery draw and a paid permit process.

Hunter Safety Courses

California Dept. of Fish and Game 619 2nd St., Eureka • 445-6493 www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/ Coordinates hunting and gun safety training for young or new hunters. Call for information and schedule.

JUGGLING Humboldt Juggling Society

www.humboldtjugglingsociety.org Recreational group meets to promote feats of dexterity and balance. The society also hosts a number of performances and events, including the Humboldt Juggling Festival. Visit the Juggling Society website for more information.

KAYAKING SEE BOATING, PG. 40.

MARTIAL ARTS Martial arts training has long been associated with self-defense, but martial arts programs can also help kids develop concentration, self-discipline, self-esteem, confidence and control. And it is good exercise, too! The following organizations offer martial arts classes:

Arcata Recreation Division 736 F St., Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec

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✔ Arcata Recreation Division 736 F St., Arcata • 822-7091 ✔ Cobra & Butterfly Karate School 1711 Main St., Fortuna • 725-4849 ✔ Dragon Fire Tang Soo Do 721 S. Fortuna Blvd., Fortuna • 725-6055 ✔ Dragon Heart Tang Soo Do 915 Redwood Dr. Ste. E, Garberville 923-2886 ✔ Fusuikan Martial Arts Center 2725 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 443-1725 ✔ Health and Karate Center 100 West Harris, Eureka • 442-0255 ✔ Jobu Shin Kan Martial Arts School 205 4th St., Eureka • 443-3735 ✔ North Coast Hwa Rang Do Academy 92 Sunnybrae Center, Arcata • 822-4958 ✔ North Coast Self-Defense Academy 820 N St., Bldg. 1, Ste. C, Arcata 822-6278 ✔ Paul Gale’s Chinese Martial Arts Assoc. 5670 West End Rd., Arcata • 826-1844 ✔ Power ‘n Fitness 211 Fifth St., Eureka • 442-5399 ✔ Redwood Coast Soo Bahk Do 300 Community Pk Wy, Arcata • 825-9755


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Dragon Fire Tang Soo Do

725-6055 HealthSPORT, 721 S. Fortuna Blvd., Fortuna On Facebook For ages 4-adult. Tang Soo Do is Korean karate, a traditional martial arts style that helps children develop self-confidence, respect and self-control. Call Master Melanie Gorden at 725-6055 for more information.

Dragon Heart Tang Soo Do

923-2886 • www.dragonhearttangsoodo.com 915 Redwood Dr. Suite E, Garberville becky@dragonhearttangsoodo.com Designed to develop a positive character in today's children (ages 3 and up) utilizing strict guidelines and a fun atmosphere at the same time. Helps this age group develop respect for themselves and all around them. Behavior, manners, patience, listening skills, and focus are all tied into this program. One week FREE classes! Visit their website, call Master Becky Rupp at 923-2886, or email for more information.

Fusuikan Martial Arts Center

2725 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 443-1725 Celebrating over 30 years in Humboldt County, Fusuikan Martial Arts Center features special courses for children age 4 and up to help build confidence, discipline and self control. Call for a schedule of classes.

Health and Karate Center

1944 Central Ave., McKinleyville • 839-5255 www.healthandkarate.com The Health and Karate Center is a family martial arts program and is built around attitudes of peace and balance, safety, and respect — the first and foremost goals that students strive for in pursuing martial arts training. The Pre-Karate Program is for youngsters 4-9 years old. The Adaptive Karate Program is geared for kids with injuries, handicaps, or other disabilities. We also have a few students ages 9-high school in our regular open training classes also attended by adults. Contact the Center for details.

Jobu Shin Kan

521 4th St., Eureka • 443-3735 Jobu Shin Kan is a family-run, communityoriented traditional martial arts school dedicated to positive cultivation of character through the study of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. Our purpose is to provide a healthy and safe atmosphere to support the physical and mental growth of our students in their all-around pursuit of excellence. Kids classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm.

North Coast Self-Defense Academy

820 N St. Building #1 Suite C, Arcata 822-6278 • www.northcoastselfdefense.com Offering a variety of classes, including youth classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Lau Kune Do Kung Fu. Cubs Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes are for kids 7-10; Young Lions for ages 11-13. Call or go online for more information.

North Coast Wae Yu Nae Gong

92 Sunny Brae Center, Arcata • 822-4958 www.waeyunaegong.com Offering several levels of classes. Little Tigers (4-6 years old) focuses on concentration and physical coordination. Juniors (7-12 years old) focuses on developing martial arts skills as well as respect for themselves and others, self-defense and personal development. Youths age 13 and older may come to adult classes.

Northcoast School of Aikido 890 G St., Arcata • 826-9395 www.northcoastaikido.org

Aikido teaches that effective self-defense requires intelligent action and precise movement. Classes offered for youths 6-9 and 10-12 years old.

Redwood Coast Soo Bahk Do

300 Community Park Way, Arcata • 825-9755 Soo Bahk Do is a fun, noncompetitive art form the entire family will enjoy. Traditional Korean martial art incorporates blocks, punches, and kicks, and is a system of self-defense that promotes and maintains total mind and body fitness. It blends Korean kicks with Chinese hand techniques. For children starting at 6 years of age.

Sun Yi’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do 1215 Giuntoli Ln., Arcata • 825-0182

Kids Tae Kwon Do classes specifically designed for children (6 years old and up) are held twice per week. Children 6 years of age and older, may also attend Mixed Classes (adults and children). Tiny Tigers is designed specifically for 4 –6 years of age to improve their body awareness, coordination, and growth, while introducing them to Tae Kwon Do, gymnastics and lifetime wellness activities. Also offered are classes in Mixed Martial Arts and in Wrestling.

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Big Screen Showcase

PO Box 307, Carlotta • 768-1738 www.theyoungmediamakers.org email bad@humboldt1.com

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The Big Screen Showcase is an annual juried showcase for young people ages 8-22 to showcase their movies.

t The Young Media Makers The Young Media Makers is a community program for ages 8 through 22 that provides young people with an opportunity to learn and practice digital video production and editing.

Blue Ox Radio - KKDS 97.7 FM

Blue Ox Community School 1 "X" St., Eureka • 444-3437 blueoxradio.org • info@blueoxradio.org Blue Ox Youth and Community Radio is a project of Blue Ox Community School, a joint collaboration with the Humboldt County Office of Education. KKDS is a fully licensed Low Power FM radio station, and they would love to have you on board! They are currently looking for volunteers, both youth and adults, who are interested in creating programming or helping out with the behind the scenes work. They have weekly meetings


Activities & Recreation at the Blue Ox Community School for you to share your ideas. Call or email to get involved. For information on submitting a proposal, go to www.blueoxradio.org/volunteer.htm.

Media Art Resource Zone - MARZ Ink People Center for the Arts 442-8413 • inkpeople.org

Multi-disciplinary arts program empowering youth to speak their minds through storytelling, music and the use of digital media tools. Resources for artists include an animation station.

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Humboldt Family Singalong

humboldtfamilysingalong.org • 633-9121 humfamsing@gmail.com Humboldt Family Singalong is generally held the first Sundays of the month during the school year, excluding holiday weekends, usually at 10:30am at Redwood RAKS in Arcata. Please check the website for up to date information. These events are free, although donations are accepted to cover the cost of the space. Children of all ages and the adults in their lives are welcome to join us for singing, dancing and percussion play. Emailing RSVPs prior to events is highly encouraged and greatly appreciated.

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PO Box 1061, Arcata • 822-5394 www.humboldtfolklife.org

ALSO SEE THEATER/PERFORMING ARTS PG. 63. Arcata Recreation Division

Promotes traditional music and dance through organized performances and dances. Events held each month, see website for performances.

736 F St., Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec

t All Seasons Orchestra

All ages and all levels are welcome to join this year-round orchestra which includes strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. All Seasons Orchestra rehearsals are on Saturdays from 10amNoon at the D St. Neighborhood Center, 1301 D St. in Arcata. Local concerts are performed seasonally. Free for college students, children under the age of 18, and seniors; $25/year for others. For more information, call Dick &/or Kathy LaForge at 443-2626.

t Music for Newborns to 6 Year Olds Develop a strong musical bond with your child. Enhance your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities through singing, chanting, movement, dancing and playing simple instruments. Call for current days, times and pricing. Family Music for Babies: (0-1 years) Family Music for Toddlers: (1-3 years) Cycle of the Seasons: (3-5 years)

Humboldt Music Academy – Music Lessons & Classes

Office of Extended Education Humboldt State University, Arcata 826-3411 • www.humboldt.edu/hma/ The Humboldt Music Academy offers a wide range of individual lessons, classroom music instruction and performance ensembles for students ages 2-18. Three terms — fall, winter and spring — are offered during the school year, each consisting of nine sessions. Some of the class offerings include jazz ensemble, musical theater, orchestra, fiddling and music for toddlers.

Ink People Center for the Arts 517 3rd St., Eureka • 442-8413 www.inkpeople.org

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Teaching cultural applications of the relationship between dance and drums to youth.

t We Pan Sharing the joys of steel pan music and culture with local youth.

t Piano Lessons New to piano? Want to refresh old skills? Enroll for one-on-one lessons. Traditional methods are utilized to gain skills in reading and performing music for the beginner, coaching and insight into broadening musical skill for the intermediate. For ages 4+. Call for details.

Mantova's Two Street Music

124 2nd St., Eureka and 2019 Central Ave., McKinleyville • 445-3155 • www.mtsmusic.com Mantova's Two Street Music's two locations specialize in everything music, including private

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lessons, workshops and clinics, recitals, concerts, fundraising drives, plus quality products with a knowledgeable staff to help you.

Messiah School of the Arts Choral Academy

1200 Central Ave., McKinleyville • 444-2602 Offers quality arts education, performance and ministry opportunities in a Christian environment. Classes are available for kindergarten through adult. After School Program, grades kindergarten through 4th grade, focuses on choral music with students being exposed to choral arts, drama and choreography. The Junior High Ensemble, grades 5-8, is for unchanged voices, and the High School/ College Ensemble develop vocal technique, sight reading, listening skills and choral excellence. All students have the opportunity to participate in performances.

North Coast Music Together

PO Box 5762, Eureka, CA 95502 444-2887 • www.ncmusictogether.com A music and movement program for young children from birth through age 5, and the grownups who love them. Music Together classes, in addition to being fun, recognize that all children are musical, can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and participate with confidence at their own rate.

Piano Lessons by Colleen Haining 444-2756

Learn traditional, boogie woogie, theory, rock n’ roll and improvisation. Contact instructor for information about private lessons. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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Redwood Coast Children’s Chorus & Adults' Chorus

PO Box 294, Bayside, CA 95524 441-1592 • www.redwoodcoastchildrenschorus.net Redwood Coast Children’s Chorus offers 3 levels of musical training beginning with children as young as 4 years old. They also offer an adult chorus for men and women in the community who simply love to sing! Students of the Redwood Coast Children's Chorus will meet new friends, develop a high caliber of musicianship with a noncompetitive focus, and have the opportunity to perform locally and abroad both as a distinguished unit and alongside other performing groups.

NATURE STUDY ALSO SEE MUSEUMS SECTION, PGS. 94-96. Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary 569 South G St., Arcata • 826-2359 www.arcatamarshfriends.org

ALSO SEE AREA TOURS PG. 70. The Arcata Marsh is a reclaimed and restored industrial and landfill site. The Marsh was created to treat the city’s wastewater before discharging it into Humboldt Bay. The Marsh is now a popular place for families to walk, bike, fish or bird watch. There are 4.5 miles of trails, picnic tables and bird blinds.

t Birdbox Hotline 822-LOON (5666), listen to a recording of upto-the-minute local bird sightings. Callers may also leave information about their own sightings.

t Bird-Watching Tours Meets Saturdays, at 8:30am, foot of I St. Hosted by docents of the Redwood Region Audubon Society, walks last 1-1.5 hours.

t Interpretive Center Open Tuesday-Sunday from 9am-5pm and Monday, 1-5pm. Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center has interactive exhibits, free maps and literature, a bookstore, bird checklists and a log of recent bird sightings.

t Marsh Tours Guided tours are given every Saturday at 2pm starting at the Interpretive Center. These tours focus on the history and ecology of the marsh.

Discovery Museum

501 3rd St. Eureka, CA 95501 • 443-9694 www.discovery-museum.org

SEE ALSO MUSEUMS PGS. 94-96. The Discovery Museum is a nonprofit children’s museum that offers interactive exhibits and thematic programs.

Friends of the Dunes

444-1397 • www.friendsofthedunes.org

PICKY PICKY PICKY 6th & E Streets, Eureka (707) 444-9201

Guided walks cover a wide range of topics including coastal dune ecology, cultural history,


Activities & Recreation dune restoration and local folklore. The walks last two to three hours - bring a jacket and walking shoes. All are welcome, and most walks are free! The majority of these walks take place on the North Spit of the Samoa Peninsula at the Friends of the Dunes Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, the Manila Dunes Recreation Area, and the Lanphere and Ma-le'l Dunes Units of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Please see calendar on the website for up-to-date walk locations and times.

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1020 Ranch Rd., Loleta • 733-5406 www.fws.gov/humboldtbay

Wildlife viewing, interpretive exhibits, bird watching, fishing and duck hunting are just some of the activities to enjoy at the refuge. Easy flat trails pass along grasslands, freshwater marsh mudflats and open water. Trails are marked with interpretive signs. Open for day use only. Headquarters and visitor center is open daily, 8am-5pm. Canoe and kayak access to the bay is available via public boat ramp, at the Hookton Slough trailhead parking lot, located off the Hookton Rd. exit from Hwy 101. Hookton Slough trailhead is open all daylight hours, seven days a week.

Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association and Visitors Center

17119 Avenue of the Giants, Weott 946-2263 • www.humboldtredwoods.org

Hands-on displays for kids. Animal and fish displays. Information on area parks, trails and campgrounds. Summer activities include docentled hikes and nature walks. Call for seasonal hours.

Humboldt Wildlife Care Center

P.O. Box 4141, Arcata • 822-8839 HWCC Hotline humwild.org • contact@humwild.org If you find a wild creature that you believe needs help, or even if you're just not sure, call the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center's hotline, and an experienced wildlife rescue & rehabilitator will be available to advise and help. Each year they treat over 1000 native birds and mammals and receive over 4000 phone calls. They also rely on volunteer help, and even kids can help out! Volunteers help in lots of ways, including fundraising and with building projects such as flight cages and nesting boxes. Youth Educators (ages 12-17) work to provide educational presentations within the community, such as Discovery Wildlife Hospital, an interactive program for young children through which they learn about Wildlife Rehab through play with stuffed animals with "injuries." Call the hotline or email HWCC for more information.

KEET Kids at the Garden Classes

Humboldt Botanical Gardens at 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd., Eureka 445-0813 or 496-6712 • www.keet.org KEET-TV's Ready To Learn Program holds free hands-on activities 10am-Noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Humboldt Botanical

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Garden, located near College of the Redwoods. Each event is based on the PBS KIDS Learning Triangle of View, Read and Do with nature and science themes.

Outdoors Cool - Connecting Kids to Nature in Humboldt County www.outdoorscool.com

Discover Humboldt County’s great outdoors! Find out where you can hike, bike, canoe, camp, picnic, walk your dog and spot wildlife. The website includes lots of information about outdoor fun for kids, and a calendar with upcoming nature activities. You can even watch video “tips” from local kids, inviting you to some of Humboldt County’s hidden outdoor hot spots.

Redwood National & State Parks Junior Rangers

www.nps.gov/redw/forkids/beajuniorranger.htm Two different Junior Ranger programs, SelfGuided and Ranger-Guided, are available at Redwood National and State Parks. Both are fun, informative, and free! Visit any information center and pick up a free Redwood Junior Ranger Activity Book. Complete the activities at your own pace and when you're done, return the completed booklet to any information center to get your badge! Or ask for the time and place of the next Junior Ranger activity (typically about 1 hour long). Get an official badge after completing your first activity. There are even more prizes to be won, but you don't have to earn them all at Redwood: you can continue at over 70 other parks around the state! For kids ages 7-12.

Redwood Region Audubon Society PO Box 1054, Eureka, CA 95502 www.rras.org • rras@rras.org

Sponsors free public bird walks and natural history trips throughout NW California. RRAS volunteers lead weekly bird walks at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary RRAS schedules free public lecture. Visit their website for more information.

Telonicher Marine Laboratory

Humboldt State University Marine Lab 570 Ewing St., Trinidad • 826-3689 www.humbolt.edu/marinelab

t Marine Science Summer Program

The goal of the Marine Science Summer Program is to offer children a hands-on opportunity to learn about and explore our diverse marine habitats. Each program includes observation of live marine animals, a walk to a local beach and a craft or project to bring home. The program is for students who are in 1st to 6th grade. Three-day ($40) and five-day sessions ($70) are available, or children can pick one specific day to attend ($15). Each day will include a field trip, lecture, and a lab, and run from 9am to 2pm. Individuals must sign up in advance. For more information contact the Marine Naturalist at 826-3689.

t Microscope Activity Discover the lab’s smallest invertebrates through the lens of a microscope. Live animals can be observed, during the 30-45 minute session including sea stars, anemones, barnacles, amphipods, and many more. $2 per participant, $20 minimum.

Join KEET-TV’s Ready To Learn Service for: Early Childhood Education Workshops Parents and Care Providers

KEET Kids Club at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 1st Saturday of the Month, Noon - 2 pm KEET Kids In the Garden at the Humboldt Botanical Gardens, 2nd Thursday of the Month, 10 am - Noon

Go to KEET.org for information


Activities & Recreation t Slideshow The naturalist’s presentation/PowerPoint on several topics ranging from whales to tide pools. The 15-30 minute presentation can be tailored to meet curriculum requirements or areas of interest. $20 flat fee per group.

t Tidepooling Explore the tide pools near the Marine Lab with the resident naturalist. The trip depends on the tide cycle, and lasts 60-90 minutes. $3 per participant, $20 minimum.

t Guided Tour The naturalist guides groups through the seven aquaria and touches tanks, and answers all questions. The 30 to 45 minute tour can be tailored to meet curriculum requirements or areas of interest. $2 per participant.

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Clean Day" at the rescue such as sweeping the barns and cleaning stalls they can contact Dean Paris at 616-5018. Kids can also do fundraisers. For example, proceeds from a lemonade stand and/or food drive are extremely helpful in aiding Miranda's Rescue's mission.

Sequoia Humane Society

6073 Loma Ave., Eureka • 442-1782 www.sequoiahumane.org The Sequoia Human e Society aims to place every pet that comes to them in a loving, forever home where they will be welcomed as a family member. Open Noon-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday. They operate a no-kill shelter that promotes spaying and neutering. Incoming animals by appointment only.

Sheriff's Office Animal Shelter

980 Lycoming, McKinleyville • 840-9132 The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Division is open to take in found animals and adopt out animals as well.

Detailed interpretive signs near each of seven aquaria and touch tanks introduce visitors to the animals that live at the Marine Lab as visitors explore at their own pace, appointment necessary. $1 per participant.

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Work with the Marine Naturalist to create your own special program.

PERFORMING ARTS SEE THEATER/PERFORMING ARTS PG. 63, DANCE PG. 42 & MUSIC PG. 47.

PET ADOPTIONS Heart of the Redwoods Horse Rescue PO Box 226, Cutten, CA 95534 440-9140 • hrhorserescue@gmail.com www.redwoodrescue.org

The mission of Heart of the Redwoods Horse Rescue is to promote responsible equine ownership through community outreach, education and assistance. HRHR provides for the care and rehabilitation of neglected, abused, and unwanted horses and helps them recover their emotional, mental and physical health. HRHR strives to help abused horses gain or recover their ability to function usefully and comfortably in the world of humans. Email for volunteer opportunities for children.

Miranda's Rescue

1603 Sandy Prairie Rd., Fortuna Dog and cat adoptions: 725-4449 Other animals: 498-4448 www.mirandasrescue.org For animal lovers, bringing home a new pet means welcoming a new member to the family. It's fun and exciting-and a big responsibility. There are a number of things that you can do to help make your adoption a success. Contact Miranda's Rescue for more information regarding pet adoptions. Miranda's Rescue also offers lots of opportunities for kids to get involved. They can come walk dogs or play with the kitties, which helps with socializing the animals and it's great exercise for the kids! If a group of children would like to do a "Project

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PLEASE SEE BOATING PG. 40. ALSO SEE YOUTH GROUPS PG. 72, AND ZOO PG. 69. Arcata Community Pool 1150 16th St., Arcata • 822-6801 www.arcatapool.com

The Arcata Pool offers year-round recreation and educational opportunities for people of all ages. It provides a friendly, non-threatening environment for fitness, education and fun. Programs include recreation swimming, water exercise, kayaking instruction, pre-natal/postpartum exercise classes and swim lessons. Facilities include jacuzzi, sauna, waterslide and an aerobic weight room. Recreation swim time: summer hours: 1-4pm, during school year hours: 3-5pm, weekends: 1-4pm year round and Tues, Thurs & Fri evenings: 7-9pm.

Arcata Recreation Division 736 F St., Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec

City of Arcata Recreation Division offers a wide variety of activities and classes, some seasonal and others ongoing. Call to receive our current Activity Brochure. Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am5pm. Visit our website: www.cityofarcata.org/rec Register online: https://rec.cityofarcata.org

t Adventure Camp For youth ages 10-14. Gain skills to apply towards lifelong adventures. Climb to new heights at the Arcata Ropes course, traverse through low ropes course elements testing balance and problem solving. Challenge individual limits: climb a Redwood tree, learn navigation and survival skills. Each week offers new activities and adventures. This camp meets from 1pm–5pm daily for various weeks throughout the summer. The cost is $90


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per week (add $10 for non-Arcata residents). This camp meets at the Arcata Ropes Course, 14th street entrance in Redwood Park.

t All Seasons Orchestra All ages and all levels are welcome to join this year-round orchestra which includes strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. All Seasons Orchestra rehearsals are on Saturdays from 10amNoon at the D St. Neighborhood Center, 1301 D St. in Arcata. Local concerts are performed seasonally. Free for college students, children under the age of 18, and seniors; $25/year for others. For more information, call Dick &/or Kathy LaForge at 443-2626.

t Arcata Break Camp For Kindergartners through 5th grade. Art Camp during school breaks at the Arcata Community Center. Enjoy art lessons, painting, drawing and other art mediums.

t Arcata Play Center The Arcata Play Center and First 5 Humboldt offer a play group for families with children newborn to 5 years at D St. Neighborhood Center, 1301 D St. in Arcata on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-Noon. A safe and comfortable environment is offered for children to interact with other children, while learning important playtime social skills. Parents have an opportunity to gain parenting support from other parents. Suggested free is $3 drop-in per child. Also offered is “Just for Me” exercise class on Tuesdays from 9-9:45am with a perinatal physical therapist.

t Art Camp For youth ages 7–14. Campers explore the visual and performing arts. Art Camp is offered various weeks throughout the summer from 1-5pm daily. The cost is $90 per week (add $10 for Non-Arcata Residents).

t Arts in the Afternoon Arts in the Afternoon provides 6th-12th graders an art studio with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere during the school year. Participants can choose from a variety of art activities in the visual arts, including painting, video, ceramics, and more. The program meets Monday - Thursday from 3-6pm in the Teen Room at the Arcata Community Center. The cost is $10 per year.

t Birthday Parties The Arcata Recreation Division is excited to offer four different birthday party options including Arts, Gymnastics, Sports, or Gaming. Your kids will have a blast at these action packed parties. Birthday parties are two hours in length and hosted at the Judo Hut or Arcata Community Center. Visit our website at www.cityofarcata.org/ rec for all the details.

t Canopy Tour Days Experience the Redwood Canopy like never before and discover our local Redwood Forest from a new perspective. Sign up to climb, zip and rappel your way through our local Humboldt skies. Cost is $49/participant (add $10 for Non-Arcata residents). Community Canopy Tours meet at the Redwood Lounge. Call for information regarding kid friendly tours.

t Dance Camp For youth ages 4-9. Open to dancers of all levels, from first-time beginners to experienced performers and everyone in-between. Campers experiment with additional dance styles while working on core competencies. Classes include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and world dance. Cost is $90 (add $10 for Non-Arcata residents).

t Day Camp Combo Enroll your camper for all day fun with a morning camp (9am-1pm) then for the remainder of the day (1-5pm) choose a specialty camp. Some Camp Combos require parents to transport your camper to the next camp. The cost is $125 / add $10 per registration/week for non- residents.

t Family Day in Redwood Park Join our trained staff for a day in the Redwoods that the whole family can enjoy! Experience Arcata Ropes Course activities including the Nitro Crossing, Flying Squirrel, games, team building and more! For ages 4+ (accompanied by an adult). Meet at Redwood Lodge in Redwood Park, Arcata. The cost is $10/participant / $11/non-resident

t Music for Newborns to 6 years old Develop a strong musical bond with your child. Enhance your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities through singing, chanting,


Activities & Recreation movement, dancing and playing simple instruments. Call for current days/times. Family Music for Babies: (0-1 years) Family Music for Toddlers: (1-3 years) Cycle of the Seasons: (3-5 years)

t Gymnastics: Drop-In Gymnastics programs available. www.cityofarcata.org/rec Artistic: This general gymnastics class for boys and girls ages 6+, provides gymnastic instruction in a safe environment at an individualized pace through the use of skill progressions developed by USA Gymnastics. Students become familiar with the Olympic gymnastic events while building their strength and flexibility. As students gain the skills required at a particular level, they will progress to the next class and level. Classes are held at the Arcata Community Center. Visit our website at www.cityofarcata.org/rec for current class times and fees. Gymini Crickets: The Gymini Crickets program is a children’s movement program which uses gymnastics-related skills, exercises and games to encourage the development of social skills, fitness, flexibility, strength and coordination. A large variety of equipment is used, including bars, beams, tunnels, hoops, balls, parachutes, bean bags, ribbons, ropes and more! The program is designed for boys and girls ages 15 months to 6 years old, and is held at the Judo Hut. Call for more information.

t Junior Sports Club For ages 4-6. Future Sports Stars are introduced to various sports with emphasis on skill development and having fun. Call for dates/times.

t Martial Arts Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu is a traditional Japanese/ Hawaiian system covering escapes, strikes and throws. The art lends itself readily to practical self defense on a basic and advanced level. Class emphasis is placed on physical conditioning, character development and community. No previous experience required. All classes are held in the Judo Hut. Call for fees. Pre-register online or with the office or just drop-in. Youth Samurai - Level 1: For ages 5-7, Mondays &/or Thursdays from 5-5:45pm Youth Samurai - Level 2: For ages 7-9, Mondays &/or Thursdays from 5:45-6:30pm Youth Jujitsu: For ages 9-16, Mondays &/or Thursdays from 6:30-7:45pm Jujitsu: For ages 16+, Mondays &/or Thursdays from 7:45-9:15pm

t Leaders-In-Training (L.I.T.) Youth between 13 and 17 years old, become a Leader-In-Training to get an opportunity to gain real life experience and leadership skills, all while having fun in the sun. L.I.T.s work with 4-14 year olds helping to plan and lead summer camp activities, field trips, and more!

fyi A Cure for the Summertime Blues! There are plenty of summer activities and camps for kids. Many organizations offer programs for school holidays and in-service days, too. Start investigating your options soon, because many programs fill up quickly as summer approaches. Also, be sure to ask about “camperships” and financial assistance. ✔ Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091 ✔ Cal Courts, Eureka 445-5445 ✔ Center Activities HSU, Arcata • 826-3357 ✔ City of Blue Lake Prasch Hall • 668-5655 ✔ Eureka Recreation Division 441-4248 ✔ Ferndale Repertory Theatre 786-5483 ✔ Fortuna Parks & Recreation 725-7620 ✔ HealthSPORT, Arcata 822-3488 ✔ HSU Athletics Sports Camps Arcata • 826-3666 ✔ The Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka • 442-8413 ✔ McKinleyville Activity Center 839-9003 ✔ Studio School, HSU Art Dept., Arcata • 826-3819 ✔ Summer Golf Clinics held at nearly all area golf courses.

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t LEGO Classes For ages 5-12. Offered in the fall. “Engineering FUNdamentals,” “Motor Challenge,” “Green Engineering.” Call for dates, times and fees.

t Marsh Explorers Science Camp For youth ages 7-9. Marsh Explorers Science Campers investigate the natural world with weekly experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning. Marsh Explorers Science Camp runs 1-5pm daily for various weeks throughout the summer. The cost is $90 per week (add $10 for Non-Arcata residents). Camp is held at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center.

t Natural Resources Science Camp For youth ages 9–12. This camp features science experiments, team building activities, unique access to HSU labs & faculty and so much more. Natural Resources Science Camp runs from 8am5:30pm daily for various weeks throughout the summer. The cost is $125 per week (add $10 for Non-Arcata Residents). Camp is held in the Natural Resources Building at HSU, Arcata.

t Piano Lessons New to piano? Want to refresh old skills? Enroll for one-on-one lessons. Traditional methods are utilized to gain skills in reading and performing music for the beginner, coaching and insight into broadening musical skill for the intermediate. For ages 4+. Call for details.

t Pee Wee Sports Camps For youth ages 4-6. Young athletes learn the basic hand-eye coordination and prerequisite skills for a myriad of active sports. Pee Wee Sports Camp runs from 1-5pm daily for various weeks throughout the summer. The cost is $90 per week (add $10 for Non-Arcata Residents). Pee Wee Sports Camp is held at the Arcata Community Center.

t Redwood Day Camp For youth ages 5–12. Campers have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of games, art, cooking, field trips, swimming (for Full-Day participants) and much more. Redwood Day Camp runs daily from mid-June through August. The cost is $125 per week for FullDay (9am-5pm) or $90 per week for Half-Day (9am-1pm) (add $10 for non-Arcata residents). Extended care is available from 7:30-9am and 5-5:30pm for no additional fee. Camp meets at Redwood Lodge in Redwood Park.

t Skate Camp For youth ages 6-14. Youth of all skill levels learn how to be safe and have fun at our local skate park. Beginner, intermediate and advanced skaters are all welcome and will be divided by age and skill. Instructed by skilled, local skateboarders, this program focuses on park safety, park etiquette, street and vert riding and of course style. Full pads are required to participate. The cost is $90 per week (add $10 for non-Arcata residents) Call for details.

t Tennis - Summer Lessons For youth ages 6+. Come have fun with drills and games, while learning tennis basics and strategies. All skill levels are welcome. Lessons take place on the tennis courts at Larson Park. The cost is $40 per two week session (add $10 for non-Arcata Resident) call the office or visit our website for details, www.cityofarcata.org.

t Young Creators Art Camp For youth ages 4-6. Young aspiring artists play games and activities with focus on art projects! Young Creators Camp runs from 1pm-5pm daily for various weeks throughout the summer. The cost is $90 per week (add $10 for Non-Arcata Residents).  Camp is held at the Arcata Community Center, in the Teen Room.

t Young Explorers Science Camp For youth ages 4–6. Young Explorers investigate the natural world with weekly fun experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning.  Explore, discover and enjoy the “WOW” of science in your own backyard.  Young Explorers Camp runs from 1pm-5pm daily for various weeks throughout the summer. The cost is $90 per week (add $10 for Non-Arcata Residents). Camp is held at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center.

t Youth Basketball For grades 1-12. This recreation-oriented program provides a fun, positive, and semi-competitive atmosphere for boys and girl. Leagues are based on grade and gender. Registration begins in October.

t Youth Development Scholarship Fund Scholarships are available to youth of qualifying families which covers 30% of the activity fee. Please contact Arcata Recreation for more information on how to utilize our Youth Development Scholarship Fund.

Arcata Playhouse

1251 9th St., Arcata 822-1575 www.arcataplayhouse.org Arcata Playhouse has a number of programs for youth including the Spring and Summer theater workshops for youth (ages 5-18), Family Fun performance series March-May and a Street fair in the Creamery Arts district on August.

Cal Courts Broadway

518 West Clark St. Eureka • 445-5445 www.calcourtsfitness.com Swim: Lap swimming, aqua classes, swimming lessons, and family swim during designated hours. Also offers child care while adults are using the workout facilities.

Cal Courts - The Annex 3909 Walnut St. Cutten • 445-5442 www.calcourtsfitness.com

Offers child care and Kid's Ichibo Tenchi Do classes. Call for more information.


Activities & Recreation Blue Lake Parks and Recreation

312 South Railroad Ave., Blue Lake 668-5932 • www.bluelake.ca.gov and on Facebook

t Basketball

Outdoor basketball courts are available at 210 Chartin Rd.

t Bocce Ball Courts Bocce Ball courts are located next to the playground in Perigot Park. Bocce Balls are available to rent for $5/day. Rentals take place Mon.–Fri., 9am–4pm, at City Hall.

t Camp Perigot Summer Recreation Program The program runs from June-Aug. and is open to children ages 5-13. Activities include arts and crafts, sport skills, roller-skating, theater, field trips, cooking, dance and more. Hours are Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm with extended hours from 8am-5pm. Half day and full day programs are offered, and financial assistance is available for qualifying families.

t Drop-In Recreation Drop-in recreation for youth and teens. Basketball, climbing wall, pool table, foosball, video games, x-box and more. All ages welcome. Free for youth. Call for times and dates.

t Skate Program Indoors at Blue Lake Roller Rink, in Perigot Park on South Railroad Ave. near Chartin Rd., Hours Fri and Sat 6:30-9:30pm and Sun 2-5pm. Admission fees (includes skate rental): $3.25 children under 8, $4 youth 9-17, $5 adults. Bring your own rollerblades or skates (inspection required) and receive $.50 off admittance price. Skate birthday party rentals available. Call 668-5932 for more information

t Tennis Outdoor tennis courts are available at 210 Chartin Rd.

Center Activities

University Center, HSU, Arcata • 826-3357 www.humboldt.edu/centeractivities/ Center Activities is a nonprofit service organization located on the Humboldt State University campus that provides outdoor and social experiences emphasizing adventure, environmental awareness, education, challenge, personal development. Includes backpacking trips, kayaking, surfing, sailing, and more. The following are just a few of their many offerings. Call or go online for more information.

t Aquatic Classes The aquatic program offers introductory and intermediate courses in sea kayaking, river kayaking, surfing, windsurfing and sailing, all of which take place on local bays, lagoons, rivers and the ocean. Call or visit the website for fees, schedule and specifics.

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t Family Fun Days Kayaking on the Bay for the entire family every Sunday during the summer, and some Sundays in the spring and fall. There will be a variety of boats to choose from and experienced guides to provide a fun, safe and memorable family adventure. This is a great affordable option to bring the whole family together for an exciting day of play on the bay! Call to register at least a week in advance. $20/ adult, first 2 kids free, $10/additional child. Depart 1pm from the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka, next to the Adorni Center.

t Leisure Activities This program offers dance, music, karate, martial arts, stress management, cooking, art, bird watching and certification curses. Call or visit the website for fees, schedule and specifics.

t Outdoor Adventures Throughout the year the Center provides outdoor adventures including backpacking, rock climbing, adventure photography or a skills seminar. Call or visit the website for fees, schedule and specifics.

t Summer Youth Aquatics Camp A week-long aquatics camp for ages 10 and up, activities include surfing, sailing, canoeing, rafting kayaking and stand up paddling. The camp is a great introduction for youth who wish to learn or improve upon an array of aquatic skills. These camps also include water safety, positive group development and environmental education. The camps visit a variety of locations to include: Big Lagoon, Stone Lagoon, Moonstone Beach, South Beach (Crescent City), Ruth Lake and more! Please call Center Activities for more information.


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t Summer Youth Surf Camp Based on popular demand, this camp for youth ages 10 and up, is solely devoted to surfing, body-boarding, and lots of ocean fun. The fourday camp consists of group and individual surf instruction, ocean safety and awareness, and plenty of saltwater action. This camp is ideal for the beginner as well as those with some previous surfing experience. The camp includes detailed instruction in surfing and body-boarding at Moonstone Beach, then three days at Crescent City (or where conditions are best) with a campout in Crescent City. Call 826-3357 for fees.

t SRC Summer Youth Climbing Camp Campers learn essential climbing skills in a fun, challenging and supportive environment. Instructors teach climbing technique, safety checks, knot tying, belaying and clear communication. Our days will include team building challenges and games to help build agility, self-esteem, responsibility and confidence. Please call the HSU Student Recreation Center at 826-4196 for more information.

t Summer Teen Strength & Fitness Camp Spend your summer in the HSU Student Recreation Center, training under the direction of Strength and Conditioning Coach Drew Peterson and Certified Strength and Conditioning staff members. Open to all teen athletes, this program includes access to the strength and fitness facility throughout each session. Prepare yourself for the coming athletic year with exclusive, individualized training in the areas of plyometrics, speed development, strength development, power development, agility, Olympic lifting and flexibility. For more information, please contact the Strength and Conditioning office at 826-4519.

Eureka Recreation Division

Adorni Recreation Center 1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka • 441-4248 Summer Camp Coordinator • 268-1844 www.eurekarecreation.com

t After School Programs ALSO SEE YOUTH GROUPS PG. 72 AND EDUCATION SECTION PG. 77. After school programs provide academic and recreational enrichment activities and are open from the time school is dismissed until 6pm at the following schools: Alice Birney Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Lafayette Elementary School, Grant Elementary School and Zane Middle School.

t Camp Cooper — Summer Day Camp   This Summer Recreation Playground Program is free for any child between the ages of 5 and 12, and is held at our Cooper Gulch Facility Carson Park. City of Eureka staff provides children with an opportunity to participate in sports, games, arts and crafts, drama, field trips, special events and more.  Since this is a drop-in program, children are signed in and out daily and are not permitted to leave without prior parental consent.  No registration is required, but all children must have a Waiver and Release of Liability Form

signed by their parent/guardian on file. Camp Cooper will be held June-Aug., and will operative Mon-Fri from 11am-4pm and is on a first-come first-serve basis.

t Camp Ryan Camp Ryan offers kids 5-12 a special opportunity for summertime fun and friendship in a safe, supervised setting. Children participate in a wide variety of games, arts and crafts, sports, drama, scientific discovery, field trips and more.  All activities are supervised by City of Eureka Recreation staff. Children are checked in and out daily and are not permitted to leave without prior parental consent.  All session are one week long, and children may be registered for half day or full-day sessions. The camp operates Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm from June through August. Registration begins in June at the Adorni Recreation Center from 8am–5pm, and is first-come, first-served.  Fees:  half day rates are $95 per week; full day rates are $115 per week.  Camp Ryan is located at the John Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J St.

t Dog Obedience Classes taught by Mette Bryan. Varied skill levels match skill and age of your dog. Shot records required. Call for information, start dates or to have your name added to class list at 441-4244. Several sessions held per year.

t F.U.N. Play Center The F.U.N. (Family, Unity and Nurturing) Play Center is a community resource at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr., from 9:00–11:30am for anyone in a primary care-giving role on Mondays and Wednesdays. The goal of the play center is to offer safe place for grandparents to meet while offering grandchildren their first play experience. Children ages 0-5 years old may choose play options including arts and crafts, dramatic play, children’s library as well as activities that help develop gross and fine motor skills.  The program also offers socialization and enrichment opportunities for grandparents and grandchildren with an emphasis on nutrition and active living.  For further information contact the FUN Center Coordinator at 441-4244.

t Hoopsters Basketball This popular youth basketball program for 3rd – 12th grade students consists of both a boy’s and girl’s league.  The season begins in December and concludes in April. Games played on Saturdays. Weekly team practice times vary. Entry fee of $60 includes team T-shirt.  Registration begins in October. Call 441-4241 for more information.

t Roller Skating at the Muni! Roller skating at the Municipal Auditorium, 12th and F Sts., is a regular feature on Friday and Saturday nights from 6–8:30pm. Skate rental is on a first come, first served basis, and rental fees are included with the $4 admission fee for youth 17 and under, $4.75 for adults 18 and older. Parents are asked to ensure that the session is not already full or cancelled before dropping their child off and driving away!


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t Ryan Center — After School Program

t Girls Volleyball Camp

The Ryan Center, located at 1653 J St., offers children ages 5-12 an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of fresh and exciting youth programming that includes team building/ noncompetitive games, arts and crafts, sports, performing arts, music, scientific discovery, enrichment clubs and homework help. The Center is open Monday – Friday from 2:30–5:30pm, and can accommodate 40 children per day.  Preregistration at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, is required. Fees vary by the number of days in the month, contact the Ryan Center for more information 268-5576.

Held during the summer Aug 1st-4th at the Fortuna High School from 5 – 8pm. Girls grades 2 to incoming freshman are invited to participate. Shirt included in $50 fee. Individual prizes will be awarded throughout camp to enforce leadership, hustle, dedication & teamwork. The camp will focus on skills of the game needed to be successful. Registration & Liability Release forms may be picked up at the Parks & Rec Office or downloaded from our website.

t Weight Room and Cardio Room The Adorni Center has expanded its workout area by having two separate rooms, one for weights and one for cardio equipment. Equipment for all fitness levels. Must be 15 or older to use facilities. Call 441-4248.

Fortuna Parks & Recreation 5 Park St., Fortuna • 725-7620 www.friendlyfortuna.com

Fortuna Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities, classes and recreation. Some activities/leagues are seasonal and others are ongoing — ask at Parks & Rec Office for details.

t Ballet Classes offered by Trinity Ballet Academy. Director Greta Leverett offers classes for ages 4 – 8. Class is held in the Firemen’s Pavilion Wednesday afternoons. Call Greta at 442-9725 or 839-1816 . t CPR & Basic First Aid Classes taught by Rus Brown, American Heart Association Instructor & Asst Fire Chief in Fortuna. Refresher class is $35. Initial class is $45. Space is limited so sign up now. Please call Christina at the Park Office at 725-7620 for more information. Instructor also teaches a Basic First Class, 4 hours $40. Contact the Park Office for enrollment information.  t Fortuna Summer Fun / Kiddie Kamp This 10 week program offers supervised youth activities including skating, biking, water fun, crafts, movies, field trips and more, for ages 4-14, June through August. Morning and afternoon hours are available. Discounts offered for multiple week and sibling enrollments. Sign-ups begin in May at the Parks & Recreation Office in Rohner Park. Partial low-income grant funding is available.  t Get Fit Baby A fitness & defense class for moms. You want to work out but don’t want to leave your baby? Bring your baby with you.  Cardio, circuit training, resistance bands and kicks. Do martial arts movements while toning your body and learn self defense. Classes held at the Firemen’s Pavilion in Rohner Park on Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9am – 10am. Contact Kalee Giacomini at 834-6535 for more information.

t Girls Volleyball League The Fortuna Volleyball Program and City of Fortuna offer a winter volleyball league for girls in grades 5–8. Each participant will receive a team jersey along with the opportunity to learn basic fundamental skills, leadership skills, dedication and team work. The league will focus on skills of the game needed to be successful playing in a match. Games will be played at Fortuna High School on Saturdays in the month of January.  t Holiday Break Programs Recreation programs during school holidays featuring arts and crafts, cooking, games, skating, movies and much more! 7:30am to 5:30pm weekdays. Bring a lunch, snack, coat, and sturdy shoes. Weeklong programs with discounts for entire week prepayment and sibling discounts, half-day rates are also available. Programs offered during Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, President’s Week, and Spring Break. Sign your child up at the Park Office in Rohner Park. Preregistration is required.

t Painting Class This acrylic painting class is for all skill levels. Instructor, Penny Saville Fregeau, teaches classes to Teens through Adults. Teen class: Mon, 3:30– 5:30pm. Teens through Adults class: Thurs, 9–11:30am, starts with minimum enrollment of six.  Contact the Park Office to be enrolled.  t Skating at the Firemen's Pavilion Public skate is held Friday & Saturday, 6:30 – 9:30pm. Cost: Ages 5 & under - $3, ages 6 & older - $5. Skates are included. Personal skates must be checked by skate staff. You may also purchase  skate tickets in advance at the Parks Office, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm: $12 for ages 5 & under, $20 for 5 tickets ages 6 & up. Private skate parties are available as well; music is provided, or bring your own. Skating games, basketball, sock-hockey, or dancing parties may also be booked. Stop by or call the Park Office for rates and available dates. Reservations may be made over the phone with a credit card.  t Youth Basketball Registration begins in December for grades 1-4. Teams play Saturdays at the Firemen’s Pavilion and Toddy Thomas starting in February, and the league runs for six weeks. A T-shirt is provided to each child who enrolls.


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HealthSPORT HealthSPORT Arcata

300 Community Park Way, Arcata 822-3488 • healthsport.com/clubs/arcata Karate Kids: A Isshinryu Karate program for ages 7-13. Excellent way for children to learn self control, confidence, discipline and focus. Family Swim: Recreational time for families to enjoy the pool and spa. Lifeguards on duty. Swim Lessons: three levels of private, group and school group swim lessons offered for children ages 3 through 8. These classes take priority in the pool during this time. Call for more information.

HealthSPORT Eureka

3441 Pennsylvania Ave., Eureka (at Myrtle Ave) 443-3488 • fax: 443-9433 www.healthsport.com/clubs/eureka Family Swim: Recreational time for families to enjoy the pool and spa. Lifeguards on duty. Swim Lessons: four levels of private, group and school group swim lessons offered for children ages 6 months (with parental participation) through the teen years. These classes take priority in the pool during this time. Call for more information. Swim Club: Non-competitive swim team for 6-16 year olds. Children must be competent in freestyle, breast and back stroke.

HealthSPORT Fortuna

721 S. Fortuna Blvd. Fortuna 725-9484 • fax: 725-0663 CrossFit Training: prepare your children for life learn basic movement skills and have fun. Gymnastics: Open Gym and Lessons, Ages 4-10. Tang Soo Do Korean karate: For all ages, from 4 through adult. Kids Corner: free day care while parents are using the facilities at the gym.

HealthSPORT McKinleyville

1500 Anna Sparks Way, McKinleyville healthsport.com/clubs/mckinleyville 839-9800 • Call for hours and fees.

Inside Sports

1685 Sutter Rd. ‘B’, McKinleyville • 839-6554 www.insidesports.ws

ALSO SEE LISTING UNDER SOCCER PG. 61. Inside Sports is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing year round programs supporting youth sports education, amateur athletics, and at-risk youth diversion through sports. Programs promote healthy and active living through physical fitness, and are available to all community members regardless of income, age, gender, ethnicity, ability, or special needs. Our programs include: physical education and after school programs in our local schools, summer day camps, and onsite play at our gym locations in Samoa and Scotia.

t Futsal The first sport to be introduced by Inside Sports is “Futsal,” an internationally-recognized soccer sport. Futsal (indoor soccer) is a five-player per side game that utilizes a special low bounce ball within the boundaries of a standard US basketball court. Futsal is an excellent skill-building sport, fast paced and a lot of fun! Call or visit the website for information on the Samoa and Scotia teams and schedules.

McKinleyville Activity Center

McKinleyville Community Services District 1705 Gwin Rd., McKinleyville • 839-9003 www.mckinleyvillecsd.com/parks-recreation The Parks and Recreation Department has several sites in McKinleyville. Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd., features a banquet room, stage, sound system, commercial kitchen and meeting space. Rates are very affordable. The Activity Center, 1705 Gwin Rd., features a full-size gymnasium with six basketball hoops, a sound system, bleachers and everything you need to host a sporting event. Equipment available includes basketball, volleyball, skates. The following programs are offered by McKinleyville Parks and Recreation:

t BREAKOUT Breakout is a day camp program offered during school vacation days, and is open to children ages 6-12 years old. Participants engage in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, sports, games and more. Full-day and half-day options are available. Breakout typically is held during the following school vacations: President’s Week Break, and Spring Break. Pre-registration is required.

t Fastbreak Fridays Drop-In Basketball Ages 13-17. Fridays 7-9pm, $1 per person.

t Humboldt Hoops 3 on 3 Tourney Offered in March, the tournament is for children in 3rd–12th grades, boys and girls division. $125 per team.

t Junior High School Dances Offered for all 6th-8th grade students in Humboldt County at the McKinleyville Activity Center from 7-9:30pm. Join a local DJ for tons of fun with your friends. Admission is $10 and students must provide identification. Call the office for an upcoming dance schedule.

t Kids Camp Kids Camp is a ten-week summer day camp program for children ages 6-12 years old in which participants take part in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, sports, drama, cooking, field trips and more. The nine weekly sessions are offered with both full-day and half-day options, and is run out of the McKinleyville Activity Center, adjacent to Pierson Park. Registration opens the first business day in May each year.

t Kids Club This after school program operates during the school year at Morris and Dows Prairie Elementary Schools and is open to youth grades K-5. This is a unique and dynamic after-school enrichment


Activities & Recreation program in which participants take part in a variety of activities, including academic assistance, arts and crafts, games, sports, cultural activities, drama, guest presentations, and occasional field trips. A healthy snack is provided daily. Space is limited so early registration is recommended. Registration for the upcoming school year opens the first business day in July each summer. Registration continues to be accepted throughout the school year. Fees: $13/day for K-3rd grades; $11/day for grades 4 and 5.

t Crafty Kids This is a program designed for toddlers ages 3-5 years. Each week kids will come and do a craft project to take home at the end of the hour class. This program is great for kids who love arts and crafts but parents who don’t like the clean-up. Classes are six weeks and held on Tuesdays from 11am-12pm.

t KinderSports This is an introductory program to the sports of each season. Children ages 3-5 are placed on a team setting where they learn how to develop their motor skills while having fun learning how to play a sport (soccer, t-ball, basketball and olympics). Kindersports gives the toddlers of the community an opportunity to learn teamwork, good sportsmanship, the importance of exercise, sports safety and the basic skills of various sports. Classes are run in a noncompetitive and friendly environment.

t Kindersports Junior This is an introductory program to the sports of each season. Children ages 2-3 are placed on a team setting where they learn how to develop their motor skills while having fun learning how to play a sport (soccer, T-ball, basketball and olympics). Kindersports gives the toddlers of the community an opportunity to learn teamwork, good sportsmanship, the importance of exercise, sports safety and the basic skills of various sports. Classes are run in a noncompetitive and friendly environment.

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t McKinleyville Playgroup The Playgroup is for parents and children ages 0 – 5, and is offered Mon, Thurs and Fri from 10am-12:30pm, at the McKinleyville Activity Center. Join a gathering of parents and their pre-school aged children, who get together for play and interaction with all kinds of climbers, books, toys and games! $3 daily donation. Call 839-9003 for more information. Sponsored by First 5 Humboldt.

t Party Program Party packages are available during most skating programs for all types of occasions and people of all ages. Basic packages start at $124 and include a two-hour party plus decorations and many other amenities. Packages are also available which provide a cake or pizza. Sports theme parties also offered.

t PeeWee Basketball League A popular and super fun program for very young children is offered for K-2nd grade boys and girls. Everyone gets to play and the focus is on learning and fun. Games are held April through June.

t Santa Letters Make your child's Christmas season extra special this year, with your help a personal letter from Santa Claus can be arranged for your child. The McKinleyville Parks and Recreation department has made special arrangements with the North Pole. If you would like your child(ren) to receive a letter from Santa, Fill out the "Santa Letters" form and mail it or drop it by the Parks and Recreation department located at 1656 Sutter Rd. Forms are available at our office or online at www.mckinleyvillecsd.com

t Summer Youth Basketball League

t Leisure Classes

This league is co-ed and will take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from late June through the first week of August. Separate divisions are offered for the following grades: 3rd4th, 5th-6th and 7th-8th. Contact McKinleyville Parks and Recreation for Early bird registration. Teams play 1 game a week.

Leisure classes include dog obedience, dog rally obedience, doggy house manners, feisty fido, dog tricks,freestyle dog dance class, dog agility Zumba, bead stitch and design beading classes. See web site or contact McKinleyville Parks and Rec for current listings and class schedule.

This is a flag football league for boys and girls in 3rd and 4th grades. NFL Flag Football is a noncontact football game that emphasizes passing, catching, running and play strategies. Games will be held on Saturdays from August – October.

t NFL Flag Football League

Quality Programs - Excellent Service - Caring Staff

“Creating Community through People, Parks & Programs”

839-9003 A Department of the McKinleyville Community Services District www.mckinleyvillecsd.com


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This a perfect opportunity for youth who love football but are not ready to play tackle football. All participants will receive a NFL football jersey.

t Youth Basketball Camps McKinleyville Recreation offers two basketball camps. “Fit to Win” Basketball Camp is for youth 3rd – 6th grades, held in mid-December prior to the Youth Basketball League. The “All Star” Basketball Camp is for youth K – 2nd grades, held in March just prior to the Pee Wee Basketball Program.

t Youth Basketball League The Youth Basketball League is a fun recreational league where everyone gets to play. Leagues are offered for each gender and the following grade groups: 3rd-4th, 5th-6th and 7th-8th. Also offered is a co-ed 9th-12th grade league. Games start in January and run through March.

t Youth Driven Saturday Nights Youth Driven is an open recreation program for youth in 6th-12th grades every Saturday evening from 7-9:30pm at the McKinleyville Activity Center free of cost.

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds

3750 Harris St. Eureka 445-3037 • www.redwoodacres.com Redwood Acres Fairgrounds has versatile facilities and lots of activities throughout the year including fairs, carnivals, stock car racing, roller derby, flea markets, shows and special events. For more activities, dates and other information, call or visit their website.

ROLLER SKATING / BLADING ALSO SEE SKATE BOARDING PG. 61. Blue Lake Parks and Recreation 312 South Railroad Ave., Blue Lake 668-5932 • www.bluelake.ca.gov and on Facebook

t Skate Program

Indoors at Blue Lake Roller Rink, in Perigot Park on South Railroad Ave. near Chartin Rd., Hours Fri and Sat 6:30-9:30pm and Sun 2-5pm. Admission fees (includes skate rental): $3.25 children under 8, $4 youth 9-17, $5 adults. Bring your own rollerblades or skates (inspection required) and receive $.50 off admittance price. Skate birthday party rentals available. Call 668-5932 for more information.

Eureka Recreation Division

Adorni Recreation Center 1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka • 441-4248 www.eurekarecreation.com

t Roller Skating at the Muni!

Roller skating at the Municipal Auditorium, 12th and F Sts., is a regular feature on Friday and Saturday nights from 6–8:30pm. Skate rental is on a first come, first served basis, and rental fees are included with the $4 admission fee for youth 17 and under, $4.75 for adults 18 and older. Parents are asked to ensure that the session is not already full or cancelled before dropping their child off and driving away!

Fortuna Parks & Recreation 5 Park St., Fortuna • 725-7620 www.friendlyfortuna.com

t Skating at the Firemen's Pavilion Public skate is held Friday & Saturday, 6:30 – 9:30pm. Cost: Ages 5 & under - $3, ages 6 & older - $5. Skates are included. Personal skates must be checked by skate staff. You may also purchase skate tickets in advance at the Parks Office, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm: $12 for ages 5 & under, $20 for 5 tickets ages 6 & up. Private skate parties are available as well; music is provided, or bring your own. Skating games, basketball, sock-hockey, or dancing parties may also be booked. Stop by or call the Park Office for rates and available dates. Reservations may be made over the phone with a credit card.

Humboldt Roller Derby - Redwood Saplings Jr Derby Program

www.humboldtrollerderby.com/saplings saplings@humboldtrollerderby.com

Coaches will offer two classes to choose from: Skate Skills and Derby Strategy. Both focus on developing athletic ability, leadership and communication skills while learning the sport. This program is open to females ages 11-17.

ROWING Humboldt Bay Rowing Association Junior Crew Team www.hbra.org • 677-3214

Ages 12-18. Competitive rowing team for middle and high school-aged athletes. Learn the sport of rowing and compete both regionally and nationally. The team practices year round, starting in September. No experience necessary to join. For more information, visit their website or call 677-3214.

RUNNING AND JOGGING ALSO SEE SPECIAL OLYMPICS, PG. 128 Six Rivers Running Club (SRRC) PO Box 214, Arcata, 95518 • 822-1861 www.6rrc.com

Six Rivers Running Club encourages distance running (and walking), competitive and noncompetitive, and arranges and manages road races. SRRC also sponsors many local runs and marathons, including the Avenue of the Giants Marathon (marathon, half marathon and 10K), Humboldt Redwoods Marathon (marathon, half marathon and 5K), Foggy Bottom Milk Run (2, 4.1, and 10 mile), and the Atalanta’s Victory Run and Walk (a women’s only race). Visit the website for event dates, photos and descriptions. The Six Rivers Running Club also provides Running Shoes Scholarships that provide shoes for children who otherwise could not afford them.

SAILING SEE BOATING, PG 40 (CENTER ACTIVITIES) AND RECREATION CENTERS, PG. 55 (CENTER ACTIVITIES –AQUATIC CLASSES) & SEA SCOUTS PG. 74.


Activities & Recreation SKATE BOARDING Arcata Recreation Division 736 F St., Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec

Arcata Skate Park

900 Sunset Ave., Arcata Free skate park for skateboarding and rollerskating. Open to the public during daylight hours, safety equipment required. Benches and water fountain are available.

t Skate Camp For youth ages 6-14. Youth of all skill levels learn how to be safe and have fun at our local skate park. Beginner, intermediate and advanced skaters are all welcome and will be divided by age and skill. Instructed by skilled, local skateboarders, this program focuses on park safety, park etiquette, street and vert riding and of course style. Full pads are required to participate. The cost is $90 per week (add $10 for non-Arcata residents) Call for more information.

Eureka Skate Park

Cooper Gulch • 441-4203 www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/depts/pw/parks/ skate_park.asp The Skate Park is located at Cooper Gulch at 8th & "R" Sts. (end of 8th St. off of Myrtle Ave.). The 12,000 square foot skate park contains something for all skaters including bowls and street features. The Skate Park is open daily from 8:30am to 4pm.

ALSO SEE PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS SECTION, PG. 23-26.

SKIING Humboldt County Ski Club

www.humboldtski.org and on Facebook Founded in 1936! Ski trips to Mount Bachelor, Mount Shasta, Ashland and Lake Tahoe. Ages 5 and up with parent. Summer events include camping trips, rafting and barbecues. Club meets second Tues of every month, December through April, at Chapala Cafe in Old Town, Eureka.

SOCCER ALSO SEE RECREATION CENTERS PG. 51, & SPECIAL OLYMPICS, PG. 128. Eel River Valley Youth Soccer League Serving from Fortuna to Southern Humboldt Fortuna Hotline: 496-0770 www.eelriversoccer.com

Different age groups, check the website for specific information. Offers both recreational and competitive play.

Humboldt Youth Soccer League Eureka • 444-8845 www.humboldtysl.org

The Humboldt Youth Soccer League is administered by volunteers committed to providing a positive, fun, and affordable soccer experience to the children of Central and Southern Humboldt County. Humboldt Youth Soccer League, HYSL, is located in Eureka. Approximately 850 kids ages 4 to 18 years old play in this league each year. There are three class levels for recreational and

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competitive team players. Teams compete with other district teams and attend games in and out of the area. Call for tryout dates.

Futsal — Inside Sports

1685 Sutter Rd. ‘B’, McKinleyville • 839-6554 www.insidesports.ws The first sport to be introduced by Inside Sports is “Futsal,” an internationally-recognized soccer sport. Futsal (indoor soccer) is a five-player per side game that utilizes a special low bounce ball within the boundaries of a standard US basketball court. Futsal is an excellent skill-building sport, fast paced and a lot of fun! Call or visit the website for information on the Samoa and Scotia teams and schedules.

HSU Soccer Camps

HSU Athletics, Arcata • 826-3666 www.hsujacks.com Humboldt State University offers kids and youth summer soccer camps that are designed for serious soccer players looking for an experience beyond a recreational soccer camp. For ages 5-8 and 9-14. Call or visit their website (Click on "CAMPS" under "FAN ZONE") for dates and more information.

Mad River Youth Soccer League 822-3333 • www.mrysl.org

The Mad River Youth Soccer League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving kids from 4 to 17 the opportunity to play soccer while learning fundamental and advanced skills and tactics, in a healthy and safe environment. They sponsor summer soccer camps and clinics, a recreational program in the fall, Mad River United program in the fall and spring, the Redwood Classic Tournament every August and a Winter Soccer Academy in January. They serve the communities of Arcata, Big Lagoon, Happy Camp, Manila, McKinleyville, Trinidad, Orleans, Fieldbrook, Blue Lake, Bayside, Samoa, Willow Creek, the Hoopa Valley and all points in between. MRYSL is associated with the US Soccer Federation and the California Youth Soccer Association. Kids enjoying soccer in a safe and healthy environment is the top priority. Call or visit their website for further details.

SOFTBALL ALSO SEE BASEBALL, PG. 38, T-BALL, PG. 63, & SPECIAL OLYMPICS, PG. 128. Cutten-Ridgewood Recreation Association PO Box 215, Cutten, CA 95534 • 445-9084 www.crra.baberuthonline.com

The CRRA includes both boys’ baseball and girls’ softball leagues from ages 5-14. The softball league consists of four divisions divided by age. The league ensures that all children play instead of sit. Every child plays at least half of the game and bats every time so everyone can learn. There are no boundaries, any child can play. Call or visit their website for dates and details.


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✔ Big Lagoon County Park Off Hwy 101, north of Trinidad ✔ Black Sands Beach North of Shelter Cove ✔ Centerville Beach County Park West of Ferndale, end of Centerville Rd. ✔ Clam Beach County Park Off Hwy 101, north of McKinleyville ✔ Gold Bluffs Beach In Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ✔ Humboldt Lagoons State Park Off Hwy 101, south of Orick ✔ Lanphere Dunes NWR West of Arcata, end of Upper Bay Rd. ✔ Little River State Beach Off Hwy 101 south of Trinidad ✔ Luffenholtz County Park Off Hwy 101 south of Trinidad ✔ Mad River County Park West of Arcata, end of Mad River Rd. ✔ Manila Dunes Recreation Area West of Manila off Hwy 255 ✔ Patrick’s Point State Park Off Hwy 101, north of Trinidad ✔ Samoa Dunes Recreation Area Humboldt Bay’s North Spit, Samoa Blvd. ✔ Sinkyone Wilderness State Park West of Redway, Mendocino County ✔ So. Spit Cooperative Management Area Southern end of Humboldt Bay ✔ Trinidad State Beach, Trinidad

Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association

www.madrivergirlssoftball.blogspot.com Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association (soon to be renamed Humboldt Fastpitch) is a member of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA), whose youth program is part of the Junior Olympics program. The organization offers both recreational play and competitive travel opportunities. Various age groups of play are available, from "kinderplay" (4 years and up) through a 16 and up category for the rec program; age groups for the travel program begin with 10 and up. There are teams located throughout Humboldt County.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SEE LISTING UNDER HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES, PG. 128.

North Coast Storytellers

Ross 499-8301 or Ali 822-4477 northcoaststorytellers.inkpeople.org The North Coast Storytellers are committed to working together to support, promote, and perpetuate the art, craft and values of storytelling through education and performance. They are available throughout the year for school presentations and other events in the greater Humboldt and Del Norte counties. The North Coast Storytellers are a program of the Ink People Center for the Arts, www.inkpeople.org .

ALSO SEE LISTINGS UNDER THEATER/ PERFORMING ARTS PG 63 & IN LIBRARIES SECTION PGS. 93-94.

SURFING SEE LISTING UNDER RECREATION CENTERS, CENTER ACTIVITIES, PG. 56.

SWIMMING ALSO SEE RECREATION CENTERS STARTING PG. 51 & SPECIAL OLYMPICS, PG. 128. Arcata Community Pool 1150 16th St., Arcata • 822-6801 www.arcatapool.com

The Arcata Pool offers year-round recreation and educational opportunities for people of all ages. It provides a friendly, non-threatening environment for fitness, education and fun. Programs include recreation swimming, water exercise, kayaking instruction, pre-natal/postpartum exercise classes and swim lessons. Facilities include jacuzzi, sauna, waterslide and an aerobic weight room. Recreation swim time: summer hours: 1-4pm, during school year hours: 3-5pm, weekends: 1-4pm year round and Tues., Thurs. & Fri. evenings: 7-9pm.

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River Safety Tips

✔ Never swim alone. ✔ Know the river. Some stretches of river may look inviting, but may hide dangerous currents. ✔ Know the river conditions before diving; there may be submerged boulders or other obstacles in even the calmest waters. ✔ Wear river sandals or tennis shoes in or around the water to protect your feet from glass or fish hooks. ✔ If you fall out of a raft, keep your feet up and pointed downstream and stay away from submerged trees and bushes. ✔ Always wear a life vest.


Activities & Recreation Humboldt Swim Club

PO Box 101, Bayside • 267-SWIM www.hscswim.org Humboldt Swim Club (HSC) is a non-profit, yearround USA Swimming team for boys and girls from 6-18 years of age at the Arcata Community and the Humboldt State University pools. The goal of the club is to provide a safe, supportive, family-oriented environment where members perfect swimming techniques, set attainable goals, compete and succeed while having fun. HSC offers different levels of practice and competition so that all swimmers will feel both confident and challenged. Swimming is an excellent form of exercise, with a low risk of injury and benefits that extend far beyond the swimming pool. Coaches are safety certified and experienced. The team supports a financial assistance program for families that qualify under income guidelines.

t Young Performance Workshops A variety of performance workshops for youth from ages 5-18 are hosted in the spring and summer. Call or go online for information.

Ferndale Repertory Theatre

PO Box 892, Ferndale • 786-5483 www.ferndale-rep.org info@ferndalerep.org

t Young Artists' Theatre Camp (YATC)

Young Artist's Theatre Camp is an intensive 2-week full-range theatrical learning and production experience. Students at the camp will receive instruction in all aspects of theatre from acting, writing and directing to marketing and producing, design and technical implementation. Students will apply these lessons in a final production they will create on their own, overseen

T-BALL ALSO SEE BASEBALL PG. 38, AND SOFTBALL PG. 61. T-Ball Leagues Boys & Girls Club • 441-1030 www.bgcredwoods.org

T-Ball is a beginning instructional baseball program for children 5-8 years old that stresses low-keyed play and participation by all players. Children must be age 5 by August 31st, birth certificate required for proof of age. Leagues are formed in Arcata/McKinleyville/Trinidad (combo league), and Eureka, and play April through June, with sign-ups beginning end of January through mid March. Practices and games are held Tues and Thurs at local schools. Parent volunteers are always needed. Call for information on remote registration dates, places and registration fees.

TENNIS ALSO SEE LISTINGS UNDER RECREATION CENTERS PG. 51, AND PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS PGS. 23-26. Tennis is a fun, popular sport and great physical exercise. Here in Humboldt County we are lucky to have lots of tennis courts; almost every community has at least a couple. Check with your local parks and recreation department for locations, policies, fees if any (most courts can be used at no charge), and the availability of lessons. Remember to always wear appropriate footwear, practice proper tennis etiquette, and above all, have fun!

THEATER/PERFORMING ARTS ALSO SEE DANCE PG. 42, MUSIC PG. 47. Arcata Playhouse 1251 9th St. • Arcata 822-1575 www.arcataplayhouse.org

The Arcata Playhouse is a community arts center in the Creamery District in Arcata centered around the Old Creamery building. It presents live music, theater and variety performances with an annual Family Fun series featuring affordable performances from national and international acts.

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Humboldt Light Opera KidCo 497-6666 www.kidcohloc.com

Humboldt Music Academy – Musical Theater Class

Office of Extended Education, Humboldt State University, Arcata • 826-3411 www.humboldt.edu/hma/

t Music Academy

Experience the magic of musical theater by joining KidCo, Humboldt Light Opera’s yearround performing arts program for youth from ages 3-18. The goal of the KidCo program is to provide quality education in the skills of musical theater. Singing, dancing and acting are taught through standard musical theater repertoire, and in combination with theater games and stage etiquette. At the end of each session a public performance showcases skills the students are developing.

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t Musical Theater The Musical Theater, for ages 4 and up, is a class designed to give children the experience of participating in a musical skit, which includes singing, dancing, acting and staging, culminating in a complete performance for the Academy’s end of term concert. In the Advanced Musical Theater class, with admittance by instructor approval, children develop their dancing, acting and singing technique.

Hit and Run Productions

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The Humboldt Music Academy offers a program of individual and classroom music instruction and performance ensembles for students ages 2-18. Three terms, fall, winter and spring are offered during the school year, each consisting of nine sessions. Classes are held on the HSU campus on Saturdays from 9am-4pm. Private lessons may take place on Saturdays or during the week at the convenience of the student and teacher.

Ink People Center for the Arts 517 3rd St., Eureka • 442-8413 www.inkpeople.org The Ink People hosts Hit and Run Productions, a theater for and by teens.

Quack & Wabbit Puppet Theatre

825-7827 or 442-9536 quackandwabbit.wix.com/quackandwabbit Tanya Crowley and Yumi Ozaki, cofounders of Quack & Wabbit Puppet Theatre, use puppets to help children deal with social, health and safety issues. They entertain children with their humorous, musical and fun-filled shows. They use the magic of puppetry to teach children tools that empower them to lead safer, healthier lives. Quack and Wabbit Puppet Theater also performs book based shows. The theater is available for school presentations, conferences, birthday parties, special events, benefits and workshops.

Sean’s Shadows

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Activities & Recreation also offers lessons about the art of shadow puppet performance and construction. The shows are great for children and adults, and are available for private or public performances for schools, parties, community events and other gatherings. Reasonable rates.

TOURS SEE AREA TOURS SECTION PG. 70.

TRANSPORTATION ALSO SEE TRANSPORTATION LISTINGS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES PG. 130.

Blue Lake Rancheria Transit System (BLRTS)

428 Chartin Rd., Blue Lake • 668-5101 www.bluelakerancheria-nsn.gov/boTransit.html Serving Blue Lake, Glendale and Arcata, the Blue Lake Rancheria Transit System (BLRTS) allows area residents to choose safe, environmentallyfriendly commuting to schools, work, medical facilities and shopping. BLRTS connects with Arcata Transit, Humboldt Transit, Redwood Transit System, Crescent City Transit, Greyhound and Amtrak. BLRTS provides affordable transportation for HSU and Arcata High students

fyi Opportunities to Volunteer

There are many local organizations that can use your help to make our community a better place and make a difference: 4-H Trail 349 Stagecoach Rd., Trinidad • 677-0604 trail@suddenlink.net

This therapeutic horseback riding program provides services to physically and mentally challenged youth and adults. Volunteers, ages 12 and up, and adults, are needed to work with horses and people with special needs.

Blue Ox Radio - KKDS 97.7 FM

Blue Ox Community School, 1 "X" St. Eureka • 444-3437 blueoxradio.org • info@blueoxradio.org Blue Ox Youth and Community Radio in Eureka is currently looking for volunteers, both youth and adults, who are interested in creating programming or helping out with the behind the scenes work.

CASA of Humboldt

2356 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 443-3197 www.humboldtcasa.org Help kids! CASA of Humboldt recruits, trains and supports volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children (newborn to 19 yrs. old) in Humboldt County.

Food for People

307 West 14th St., Eureka • 445-3166 www.foodforpeople.org Volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to share both compassion and muscle while helping to sort donated food, assemble food boxes, spruce up the warehouse, or participate in numerous other ways.

Humboldt Botanical Garden Foundation 402 E St., Eureka • 442-5139 www.hbgf.org

The organization works to promote the study, use and preservation of native plants and other species. Volunteers are always welcome to help with planting, weeding and other tasks.

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Humboldt Wildlife Care Center

2182 Old Arcata Rd., Arcata • 822-8839 humwild.org • contact@humwild.org Volunteers help in lots of ways, including fundraising and with building projects such as flight cages and nesting boxes. Youth Educators (ages 12-17) work to provide educational presentations within the community, such as Discovery Wildlife Hospital, an interactive program for young children using "injured" stuffed animals.

McKinleyville Land Trust

1520 Murray Rd., McKinleyville 839-LAND (5263) • www.mlandtrust.org Volunteers are always welcome to assist the MLT with trail maintenance, non-native plant removal, litter removal and other projects.

Miranda's Rescue

1603 Sandy Prairie Rd., Fortuna 725-4449 • www.mirandasrescue.org Kids can come walk dogs or play with the kitties, which helps with socializing the animals and is great exercise for the kids! If a group of children would like to do a "Project Clean Day" at the rescue such as sweeping the barns and cleaning stalls they can contact Dean Paris at 616-5018. Kids can also do fundraisers such as lemonade stands or food drives.

Northern Humboldt Eyes for the Blind

188 Palmer Blvd, Fortuna • 725-7970 Give to those in need by raising a Guide Dog puppy for the visually impaired. Support and direction is provided through Northern Humboldt Eyes for the Blind.

Toys for Tots — Marine Corps League Marine Toys for Tots Foundation 2383 Myrtle Ave., Eureka 95501 443-4880 • www.toysfortots.org

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy local children. Anyone who would like to contribute new toys should contact the coordinator at 443-4880.


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during regular class hours and after-school activities. BLRTS also provides a Dial-A-Ride (DAR) program for the greater Blue Lake service area. Fares are reasonable and subject to change.

Humboldt Transit Authority 133 V St., Eureka 443-0826 • www.hta.org

The Humboldt Transit Authority is the umbrella agency for three transit systems serving Humboldt County. The Redwood Transit System provides 7-day a week service, with a limited schedule on weekends. Service on the main line has stops at Scotia, Fortuna, Loleta, Fields Landing, Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville, Westhaven, and Trinidad. Fares for youth 3-17 years old are $2.50 per

ride, day pass for $4.50, weekly pass for $13 and a monthly pass is $50. RTS also has service to Willow Creek Monday-Saturday with a youth fare of $3.50 per ride or a monthly pass for $70. In southern Humboldt there is local service from Miranda to Benbow (youth fare $1.25 per ride) and inter-city service running between Eureka and Benbow (youth fare is $4.50 per ride, monthly pass $90). The Eureka Transit Service provides service in Eureka. Fares for youth 3-17 years old are $1.20 per ride, day pass $3.40, monthly pass $39. The Arcata and Mad River Transit System provides service in Arcata. Fares for youth 3-17 years old are $1.25, day pass $1.50, monthly pass $25. 822-3775

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VOLLEYBALL ALSO SEE LISTINGS UNDER RECREATION CENTERS, PG 51. Fortuna Parks & Recreation 5 Park St., Fortuna • 725-7620 www.friendlyfortuna.com

 Girls Volleyball Camp Held during the summer Aug 1st-4th at the Fortuna High School from 5 – 8pm. Girls grades 2 to incoming freshman are invited to participate. Shirt included in $50 fee. Individual prizes will be awarded throughout camp to enforce leadership, hustle, dedication & teamwork. The camp will focus on skills of the game needed to be successful. Registration & Liability Release forms may be picked up at the Parks & Rec Office or downloaded from our website.

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ARCATA: Arcata/Mad River Transit System 822-3775 • www.arcatatransit.org Bus service in and around Arcata.

Our bus system offers: Inexpensive travel Youth discounts Safe, reliable service Free Wi-Fi Wheelchair access Friendly, helpful drivers

Trips to Trinidad, Willow Creek, Scotia and Southern Humboldt – an inexpensive way to travel in Humboldt County

707-443-0826 www.hta.org

for schedules and updates

EUREKA: Eureka Transit System 443-0826 • www.eurekatransit.org Bus service in and around Eureka. BLUE LAKE: Blue Lake Rancheria Transit System • 668-5101 Blue lake bus service that connects with RTS at Arcata Transit Center. COUNTY-WIDE: Redwood Transit System 443-0826 • www.redwoodtransit.org Bus service from Scotia to Trinidad. Also offers inter-city service to Southern Humboldt, and local service from Miranda to Benbow.

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Activities & Recreation Beach Safety Symbols If you feel an earthquake, think tsunami, go to high ground and stay there.

Large sneaker waves are possible, never turn your back on the ocean.

t Girls Volleyball League The Fortuna Volleyball Program and City of Fortuna offer a winter volleyball league for girls in grades 5–8. Each participant will receive a team jersey along with the opportunity to learn basic fundamental skills, leadership skills, dedication and team work. The league will focus on skills of the game needed to be successful playing in a match. Games will be played at Fortuna High School on Saturdays in the month of January.

Rocks and jetties can be overtopped by waves. Avoid exposed rocks and jetties.

Strong outgoing rip currents are possible, avoid swimming or wading in the surf.

Rising tides can cut off access, know the tides and plan for rising water.

High step cliffs can collapse, stay away from cliff edges.

Beach Safety Humboldt County has some of the most beautiful and fun beaches in the world, because they are so wild and are never crowded. To enjoy our beaches safely you need to respect and understand their raw power. To help you understand what to watch out for, new education signs are going up that will be specific to each beach. The signs will only include the hazards that are at that beach and will give advice on how to avoid each hazard. Here are the hazards you may see on these new signs, depending on the beach, with a more detailed explanation:

Tsunami

If you’re at the beach and feel an earthquake, move away from the coast right away and go to high ground because a tsunami could be headed your way. Earthquakes cause tsunamis, and the longer the shaking lasts, the more likely a tsunami will follow. You may have as little as ten minutes from when you feel the earthquake until a tsunami might arrive, so go to high ground quickly and stay there.

Sneaker Waves

The ocean can look calm for 15 or more minutes before a few really big waves hit without warning. That’s why it’s really important to watch the ocean


Activities & Recreation HSU Girls Volleyball Camp

HSU Athletics, Arcata • 826-3666 www.hsujacks.com Humboldt State University’s Girls Volleyball Camp is open to girls grades 7-12. This camp will improve a player’s volleyball skills on an individual as well as team level. Skill development will be enhanced through competition and game-simulation drills, as well as video analysis. Special sessions on fitness, conditioning and goal setting will be featured, along with discussion time with HSU’s intercollegiate players.

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Sequoia Park Zoo

3414 W St., Eureka • www.sequoiaparkzoo.net Information Line: 441-4263 Zoo Foundation/Gift Shop: 442-6552 Sequoia Park Zoo has many exciting animal exhibits, including a walk-through aviary and a barnyard with Contact Corral where visitors can meet goats, sheep, llamas and more. The zoo also offers classes, camps and volunteer opportunities. Some of the zoo’s special annual events include: “Boo at the Zoo” in October, and “The Great Egg-stravaganza,” in the spring. 10-5pm daily. Closed Mondays in winter; open 7 days between Labor Day & Memorial Day.

Sequoia Park Zoo’s Summer Zoofari Adventure Camps

3414 W St., Eureka • 441-4217 • Time TBA www.sequoiaparkzoo.net/Zoofari_Adventures.html

ZOO ALSO SEE PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS PG. 25.

when you’re at the beach so those few really big waves don’t “sneak up” on you and pull you into the ocean. It’s also a good idea to stay pretty far back from the water if you’re just going for a walk or hanging out at the beach, especially if you’re not going to be able to watch the waves carefully.

Rocks and Jetties

The same waves that can sneak up on you at the beach can also cause serious trouble if you are on rocks or jetties. Being up high can make you feel like the waves can’t touch you, but those few very big waves may be able to overtop the rock or jetty and knock you into the ocean. Best bet is to stay off rocks and jetties altogether, but if you can’t do that, then remember to stay back and never turn your back on the waves.

Tides

A rising tide can change the water level 9 feet on beaches in Humboldt County in only six hours! Some beaches in Humboldt County have access only during lower tides because of headlands that stick out into the surf during high tides. If you go for a walk on those beaches during low tide, then you might find that your route back is cut off by the rising tide. Even if your return route is not cut off, the rising tide may force you to walk dangerously close to the surf to get around headlands. Get a tide book and plan your

Summer Zoofari Adventures serve 5-11 year olds. Check out our website starting April 15th to learn more about each week of camp, cost and times vary depending on camps.

trips to those beaches with headlands to make sure you can get back in time.

Rip Currents

Rip currents are strong outgoing currents that can pull you into deep water if you get caught in one. Humboldt County beaches almost always have rip currents, so it’s basically not a good idea to go for a swim at the beach around here. Not only do our beaches have rip currents, but they also have pounding surf and super cold water that limit your ability to swim. Leave the swimming to surfers. They wear thick wetsuits to keep warm, and leash themselves to their surf boards so they always have something to hold onto.

Cliffs

High, steep cliffs can collapse under your feet and cause you to slip down the cliff. This is especially true around here, because Humboldt County’s crazy geology has weak rocks that are just waiting to fall apart under your weight. Staying far back from cliff edges is your best move.

Call 911

If someone gets pulled into the surf then call 911 immediately. Keep an eye on the person in the water so you can direct rescuers when they arrive. Never go in to rescue a dog that gets pulled into the surf since they always get out on their own.


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uided and self-guided tours are a fun way to spend a few hours. Local tours focus on wildlife, architecture, art and history. Tours offer a great way to get better acquainted with your community — they’re also a great way to introduce visiting family to our colorful region!

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all area codes are 707. Dates/times/fees are subject to change. Readers are encouraged to call for current information.

ARCATA & VICINITY Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary ALSO SEE LISTING IN ACTIVITIES SECTION PGS. 40-54 569 South G St., Arcata • 826-2359 www.cityofarcata.org

Y Bird-Watching Tours Hosted by docents of the Redwood Region Audubon Society, the birdwatching tours meet Saturdays at 8:30am, at the foot of I St.

Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM) PO Box 410, Arcata 95518 • 826-2359 info@arcatamarshfriends.org www.arcatamarshfriends.org

Sponsors free tours of the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary. Saturday at 2pm (meet at Interpretive Center, 569 South G St., Arcata). Tours focus on wetlands, birds, plants, history, and wastewater treatment.

ARCATA WALKING TOURS Arcata Architectural Homes Tour Arcata Chamber of Commerce 1635 Heindon Rd., Arcata • 822-3619 www.redwoods.info/ media/2412marchitecttour.pdf

Part of the charm of Arcata is in its historic homes and sites. With the aid of the Arcata City

Corky Cornwell’s Eureka, 735 4th St ..........................444-3663 Eureka, 3300 Broadway...................443-3733 Fortuna, 1095 So Fortuna Blvd ........ 726-7782 Arcata, 600 F St, Ste 13 ..................825-7467 McKinleyville, 1985 Central Ave ...... 839-3547 Crescent City, 450 Hwy 101, Ste B .. 464-9663

Map - Victorian Homes Tour, you can tour many distinctive Victorian or historically significant sites and see architectural details of various historic periods, while learning of the events that took place during those times. The tour can be driven in 45 minutes, or be a walk of 35 blocks. The tour brochure can be downloaded from the above web link, or from the Arcata Chamber of Commerce.

Historical Sites Society of Arcata

PO Box 4521, Arcata 95518 • 822-4722 www.arcatahistory.org/architectural_tours_ arcata.htm The Historical Sites Society of Arcata provides three downloadable walking (and online interactive) tours of Arcata's architecture and historic features.

Humboldt State University — Campus Tours

HSU, Arcata • 826-6270, 866-850-9556 www.humboldt.edu/humboldt/visit/schedule Guided tours of this beautiful campus are available Mon through Sat and during special weekend events. Call the Admissions Office to schedule a tour. For large group tours, please call at least two weeks in advance.

COUNTY-WIDE Lanphere & Manila Dunes Tours Friends of the Dunes ALSO SEE PARKS & CAMPGROUNDS PG 27. 444-1397 • www.friendsofthedunes.org

Guided walks cover a wide range of topics including coastal dune ecology, cultural history, dune restoration and local folklore. The walks last two to three hours - bring a jacket and walking shoes. All are welcome, and most walks are free! The majority of these walks take place on the North Spit of the Samoa Peninsula at the Friends of the Dunes Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, the Manila Dunes Recreation Area, and the Lanphere and Ma-le'l Dunes Units of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Please see calendar on the website for up-to-date walk locations and times.


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205 G St., Eureka • 800-808-2836 www.northcoastadventurecenters.com

Y Redwood Canopy Tour Join North Coast Adventure Centers for a Canopy Tour 70-100 feet up in the redwoods of Arcata's Redwood Park inside the Arcata Community Forest. Welcomes participants over 12 years old and 5 feet tall.

Y Rock Climbing & The Big Rappel The Big Rappel and climb with North Coast Adventure Centers on the beach and along the bluffs of the North Coast. Learn the basics of rappelling, climbing, and belaying. Trainers will help you gain the experience and skill necessary for all your climbing journeys.

North Coast Co-op

811 I St., Arcata • 826-5947 25 4th St., Eureka • 443-6027 www.northcoastco-op.com Take a guided tour of a natural foods grocery store where you will discover new and interesting fruits and vegetables and learn about the farms where they are grown, see how meat is cut at the butcher counter, get behind the scenes in the bakery, experience how food comes into the warehouse and gets stocked on the sales floor, and learn how co-ops benefit the community. To schedule a tour, call and ask to speak to Customer Service.

Pride Enterprises

407-6834 or toll free 866-999-1853 redwoodeurekatours@yahoo.com Professional historian Ray Hillman provides year-round tours of historic Eureka for people of all ages. Tours of national and state parks of the North Coast, tour of Hoopa Reservation including the Tribal Museum, and more. Walking tours include Eureka's extensive Victorian architecture. Junior and group discounts. Overnight accommodations, picnic lunches may be arranged. Reservations required.

EUREKA & VICINITY Historic Falk Town Site Tour

Bureau of Land Management 825-2317, 825-2300 • www.blm.gov/ca/pdfs/ arcata_pdfs/Falk9-00-Web.pdf This two-mile round-trip walk offers the opportunity to explore evidence and hear stories of life in the historic mill town of Falk. Choose between a self-guided tour or one led by a BLM ranger that needs to be scheduled in advance. Quests are also available which allow kids to go on a learning scavenger hunt with movement clues, followed by a discover treasure box. The Quest can be picked up at the Elk River trail.

Humboats Kayak Adventures

Woodley Island Marina, Dock A, Eureka 443-5157 • www.humboats.com

SEE LISTING IN ACTIVITIES SECTION PG. 40.

Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruises – M.V. Madaket

Foot of “C” St., Eureka Boardwalk 445-1910 • www.humboldtbaymaritime museum.com/madaketcruises Tour Humboldt Bay and learn about its history with a narrated cruise on the historic M.V. Madaket, the oldest operating passenger vessel in continuous operation in the U.S. and a tradition in Humboldt Bay since 1910. The tour is a fully narrated 75-minute cruise by the skilled crew of the Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum. Bay cruise season and charter cruises generally start in May. All cruises depart from the Eureka Boardwalk at the foot of C St.

Speeder Crew Car Rides

Next door to the Samoa Cookhouse 499-8481 • www.timberheritage.org Rides are offered the 4th Sat, June-September, on the train tracks between Samoa and Manila, and during certain special events. Climb aboard at the base of the Samoa Cookhouse for a scenic ride along our beautiful Humboldt Bay. Includes 1893 Historic Roundhouse Tour with local steam engines and more. Reservations are recommended, call or go to their website.

Steam Up Train Rides at Fort Humboldt Timber Heritage Association 3431 Fort Ave., Eureka 445-6567 • www.timberheritage.org

There are train rides every 3rd Sat from 10:30am4pm. Train rides run from May through September at Fort Humboldt in Eureka. The local steam engines are 120-years-old. There is a special Steam Up on the last Sat in April known as Dolbeer Donkey Days. All train rides at Fort Humboldt are free to the public.

FERNDALE & VICINITY Camp Weott Guide Service

285 Morgan Slough Rd., Ferndale 786-4902, 786-4187 View wildlife and learn the local history of the Eel River on these two-hour river tours. Tours are available year ’round and can accommodate up to six people. Call for reservations.

Loleta Cheese Factory

252 Loleta Dr., Loleta • 733-5470 Hablamos Español

SEE LISTING IN ACTIVITIES SECTION PG. 41

FORTUNA & VICINITY Headwaters Forest Reserve Guided Tour Salmon Pass Trail

825-2317, 825-2300 www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/arcata/salmon_crk_ trail.html Ranger-led 2.7 mile, 3-4 hour guided hikes with stunning views of the Salmon Creek watershed and old-growth redwoods. This hike is considered moderately strenuous and is difficult for children under 10. The hike starts at Newburg Park, Fortuna, reservations required. Hikes begin around June and end around November.


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• 4-H Club • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast • Boy Scouts of America • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Redwoods • California Youth Connection • Future Farmers of America

• Girl Scouts of Northern California • John Ryan Youth Center • Key Club International • Mateel Youth Program • North Coast Parents • Play Groups • Sea Scouts • Teen Advisory Group • Youth Services Bureau

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all area codes are 707. Dates/times/fees are subject to change. Readers are encouraged to call for current information.

4-H Club, 4-H Youth Development

University of California Cooperative Extension, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 5630 S. Broadway, Eureka • 445-7351 4-H is the world's largest youth-serving organization open to ages 5-19. Kids have fun while running the show! More than 200 hands-on projects are offered from crafts, gardening, guide dogs and horses, to robotics, computers, cooking and outdoor adventure. Adult volunteers guide and support youth as they learn by doing. Families spend quality time together doing activities and community service. Kids learn public speaking, organization, teamwork and responsibility in 4-H. 4-H grows strong kids, strong families, strong communities and strong countries. Find out more about 4-H on the website or call. A monthly newsletter, the 4-H GRAM, lists all events and activities.

 4-H Camp!

Blue Slide Camp, Maple Creek 445-7351 • humboldt4hfamily@yahoo.com Outdoor adventures await at 4-H Camp! Games, nature activities, environmental awareness, archery, swimming and campfires add to the excitement of camping. Each year is a different theme.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast SEE LISTING IN HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES MENTORING PG. 123. Boy Scouts of America Crater Lake Council 1007 Wood St., Eureka • 443-8345 www.craterlakecouncil.org

Store/office hours: Mon 11am-3pm, Wed & Thurs 3pm-7pm. Scouting is an educational program for boys and young men that helps build character, trains in the responsibilities of citizenship and develops personal fitness. Boys and young men from ages 7-11 may participate as Cub Scouts (grades 1-5) and Boy Scouts (ages 11-18 or those who have completed grade 5 and higher). Young men and women may participate in Venturing and Exploring (ages 14-21). Activities range from hiking and camping to public service.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Redwoods 3117 Prospect Ave., Eureka 441-1030 • www.bgcredwoods.org

The Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods provides a safe place for the diverse youth of our community to play, learn and grow into productive, respectful and responsible individuals. All sites offer activities year-round.

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of the North Coast Mentor a Child Make a BIG Difference Change a Life

Matching volunteer mentors with children ages 6-16 428 C Street, Suite G, Eureka • 707-445-4871 info@ncbbbs.org • www.ncbbbs.org Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.

442-9142 • 3117 Prospect Ave., Eureka The Club House serves youth ages 6-12 with fun, creative, and safe programs and activities. We are the oldest of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Redwoods' Units and are proud to continue to be a safe after-school and summer alternative for our area's youth. Whether you are interested in cooking, dancing, computers, handball, mural art, or just hanging out with friends, we are confident that we will have an activity that you will enjoy. We are a great place to meet new friends and caring mentors, as well as a place to explore new programs and activities. Mon-Fri, 2pm-6pm, Holiday Break hours are Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm.

 Loleta Club

700 Loleta Dr., Loleta • 733-9593


73 Youth Groups The Boys & Girls Club Loleta Unit is located on the campus of Loleta Elementary School. We serve youth in Kindergarten-8th grades and offer fun, innovative, and age-appropriate programs.  In addition to providing daily snack, we have field trips, guest speakers, on and off-site program offerings, and we are famous for our dodgeball tournaments! Memberships are free to all youth who attend Loleta Elementary School.

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3012 J St., Eureka • 444-0184 The Teen Center serves teens in grades 7-12. We are open five days a week, offering numerous on and off-site programs, daily activities, and special events. We pride ourselves in changing our program offerings solely based upon teen input. The Teen Center is located at 3012 J Street, corner of Harris & J in Eureka. Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods is excited to announce a fund raising campaign this year to remodel the Teen Center!

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444-0153 • humtcourt@bgcredwoods.org Teen Court is a real court of law that first-time juvenile offenders may participate in, as an alternative to the juvenile justice system. Court is operated by youth volunteers, with an adult mentor judge and attorneys providing guidance. Juvenile Probation, Arcata Police Department Diversion and schools refer eligible teens to the program when the teen admits guilt and agrees to have a jury of other teens decide upon their sentence. Teen Court sentences are guided by restorative justice principles, with a focus on accountability, family relationships, building skills, and harm reduction. Youth Volunteers (grades 8-12) earn community service hours, make new friends, explore careers in the legal field, and make a positive impact on youth in the community. Group trainings take place in the fall and spring, individual or small group trainings can be arranged at any time by calling or emailing the teen court office. Teen Court Leaders Program (grades 9-12) is for youth who want to gain advanced skills, learn more about the legal field, and help to coordinate Teen Court activities. Leaders meet weekly on Thursdays. Contact the teen court office for more information.

California Youth Connection (CYC) Humboldt Chapter

550 I St., Eureka • 476-4922, 916-651-6254 humboldtcyc@gmail.com www.calyouthconn.org/humboldt www.humboldtyouth.org The Humboldt CYC Chapter offers a unique and exciting opportunity to all current and former foster youth 14-24 years of age to lead and organize foster youth policy reform on a local level! The Chapter is run entirely by youth and the members gain important leadership and professional skills through trainings and individualized coaching offered by the Chapter's adult Supporters as well as CYC statewide staff. CYC also provides members with the chance to travel throughout California for conferences and to engage with policy makers on improving the

foster care system and transition into adulthood for foster youth. The Chapter holds meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tues of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. The meetings are held at 550 I St. at 6th St. Meetings are youth member led and free dinner is provided. The Chapter welcomes all current and former foster youth 14-24 years of age to drop in and attend meetings, or interested youth may call the office for more information. CYC is part of the Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC), made up of organizations and individuals committed to making change for youth in Humboldt County including the Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project, Youth in Mind, and Humboldt County DHHS. HCTAYC and the Humboldt CYC Chapter is generously funded by Humboldt County DHHS. Follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

FFA — Future Farmers of America Eureka High School, 1915 J St., Eureka 441-2545, 441-2508 www.eurekacityschools.org

FFA provides agricultural education for high school age students. Development of speaking, thinking and leadership skills are the cornerstones of FFA. Activities include classroom instruction, gardening, as well as raising, showing and judging livestock. Students learn by doing in Supervised Occupational Experience programs, and can apply their knowledge during Summer Programs. The program provides education options to enable students to fit into the local economy by providing access into entry level positions in local companies.

Girl Scouts of Northern California

3203 T St., Eureka • 443-6641 800-655-1092 • www.girlscoutsnorcal.org Girl Scouts of Northern California, North Coast Area, Humboldt and Del Norte provides girls grades K-12 with activities that build courage, confidence and character to become the leaders of tomorrow. Girls discover, connect and take action with activities that build self-esteem, develop values and provide community service. Girls meet in troops in Garberville, Fortuna, Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville, Willow Creek, Hoopa, Crescent City and many places in between. Specialty activities, camps and after-school programs round out the Girl Scout program. Informational brochures and handbooks are available in Spanish. Adults are encouraged to call for more information on how they can volunteer for a day, a week or a year.

John Ryan Youth Center After-School Program

1653 J St., Eureka • 268-5576, 441-4224 www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/depts/recreation/ youth/ryan_center.asp The City of Eureka’s Recreation Division offers children ages 5-12 an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of fresh and exciting youth activities that include team building/non-competitive games, arts & crafts, sports, performing arts, music, scientific discovery, enrichment clubs and homework help. The Ryan Center is an environment that promotes the emotional and


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physical safety of every participant. Offers a unique and flexible payment policy — families may choose to register by the month, session or year. Fees are due upon registration. Open Mon-Fri 2:30–5:30pm.

Key Club International Kiwanis International

800-KIWANIS • www.keyclub.org Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. Membership is open to any student who desires to become a leader in his/ her school and community and provide service to others. Many scholarships are available to club members. To find out if a school has a Key Club or to join a particular Key Club, please contact the administration of your school or a member of a local Kiwanis or Key Club.

Mateel Youth Program

Mateel Community Center 59 Rusk Ln., Redway • 923-3368 • mateel.org

 Mateel Aikido

One of the community center's longest-running activities, the Mateel Aikido program provides low cost training for children and adults in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Led by Sensei Russell Wisby, this service is offered two days a week for most of the year and new students are welcome at any time. Classes are held Mon and Wed from 3-6pm.

 Missoula Children’s Theatre

One of our most time honored annual programs, the Missoula Children's Theatre has delighted local audiences and young thespians every October for more than 15 years. The week-long residencies of this touring company from Montana annually offers over 50 local students, in grades K-12, an opportunity to learn theater skills and star in a professional theatrical production. The plays are always fresh original adaptations of classic children's stories and fairy tales. The annual MCT residencies run Monday through Saturday, with auditions and casting taking place on the first day (Monday). Selected students then work under the direction of two MCT professional actor/ directors and rehearse after school throughout the week, leading up to a public performance of the play on Sat.. Additionally, the residency annually includes three theater workshops at rotating schools in southern Humboldt and northern Mendocino counties.

 Recycled Youth

Allows kids the opportunity to work with professional artists to choose socially relevant issues and create a dramatic theater production. The project begins in early September, with performances in early December.

 Spring Arts Collective

Weekly fine art and music program for school-aged youth. Runs March and April. Donation requested. Call for more info.

 Youth Alive

Youth Alive! is a coalition created to support the youth of our communities of Southern Humboldt

and Northern Mendocino. They provide engaging activities for youth and opportunities to meet positive adult role-models and mentors. Youth Alive! is a support system and networking tool to connect people interested in the same issues, plan (and put on) events that tailor to youth interests, and otherwise advocate for healthy and inspirational alternatives for the youth of our communities. www.sohumyouthalive.org

North Coast Parents (NCP)

PO Box 7134, Eureka • 444-9494 www.northcoastparents.org North Coast Parents is a not-for-profit organization supporting Humboldt County families with young children (ages 0 thru 5.) There is also a Plus 5 Club. Membership in this volunteer-run group offers families many fun and educational activities – nearly all of which are free. On a monthly or bi-monthly basis, NCP families are visiting Parks, taking Adventure Walks, enjoying the Discovery Museum, bouncing at Flips for Kids or JumpStart Gymnastics, dancing with Shoshanna, creating at Craft Day, or mixing and stirring at Cooking Day. NCP annually offers Pony Rides, Holiday Parties, and even a lovely boat trip on the Madaket! Our monthly newsletter (found on the website) lists the activities for the month. NCP is not just for the kids! Parenting today can be so isolating. Whether seeking parenting advice or looking for friendship, parents will find a warm and welcoming place with NCP.

Sea Scouts

Sea Scout Ship 101, YANKEE 443-8345 • sss101yankee@gmail.com A coeducational group which originated as an offshoot of Boy Scouts for water safety, boating and navigation skills. Open to girls and boys ages 14-20. Instruction includes marlinspike seamanship, sailing, powerboat operation, organization, responsibility and good citizenship. Advancement programs similar to Boy Scouts, with ranks from Apprentice through Quartermaster [BSA equivalent of Eagle Scout]. For more information contact BSA Crater Lake Council at 443-8345.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) United Indian Health Services Inc.

Potawot Health Village, Arcata • 825-5070 This program provides American Indian Youth (12-17 years) with positive leadership skills and activities such as creating newsletters, organizing sports tournaments and attending conferences and trainings. TAG members are educated about various health issues and share this information with other youth and the community at large. Members provide direction in educational and community events for youth.

Youth Services Bureau (YSB) Redwood Community Action Agency 523 T St., Eureka • 443-8322, 444-9770

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PLAY GROUPS Play groups are for parents, grandparents or guardians and their children. Parents or guardians must remain on site during playtime. Most play groups provide snacks for the kids. The following listing of funded play groups for ages 0-5 is provided by First 5 Humboldt, Humboldt County’s Children and Families Commission. 1012 2nd St., Eureka • 445-7389 Some play groups follow their local school calendar. Please call the play group contact for further information.

 Arcata Play Center

D Street Neighborhood Center 14th & D Streets, Arcata Mon, Tues, Wed 10am-Noon No fee, suggested $3 donation per visit Contact: Arcata Recreation Department 822-7091

 Arcata Tiny Tots Playgroup

Arcata United Methodist Church 1761 11th St., Arcata Thurs 9-11am • No fee Contact: Arcata United Methodist Church 822-1963

 Blue Lake Playgroup

Prasch Hall/Perigot Park (inside for winter/ outside in summer) 312 South Railroad Ave., Blue Lake Thurs 10am-Noon No fee, donations are accepted Contact: Blue Lake Family Resource Center 668-4281

 Bridgeville Playgroup

Bridgeville School Gym 38717 Kneeland Rd, Bridgeville First Fri of each month 4-7pm, dinner included (at Gym) Third Thurs of each month 1-3pm (Head Start room) No fee, donations are accepted Contact the Bridgeville Community Center to confirm next playgroup event, 777-1775

 Discovery Museum Playgroup

517 Third Street, Eureka Wednesdays 10-11:30am • No fee Contact: Discovery Museum 443-9694

 F.U.N. Play Center

Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr, Eureka Mon and Wed 9-11:30am • No fee Contact: Shannon Fazio 441-4244

 Hoopa Playgroup

Hoopa High Early Child Development Center, Room 12, Hoopa Mon 10:30am-Noon • Thurs 5-7:30pm No fee Contact: Patti Kelley 530-625-5685

 McKinleyville Play Center

McKinleyville Activity Center 1705 Gwin Rd., McKinleyville Mon, Thurs and Fri 10am-12:30pm No fee, suggested $3 donation per visit Contact: McKinleyville Parks & Recreation 839-9003

 Orleans Playgroup

Panamnik Building, Orleans Fri 10:30am-Noon No fee Contact: Megan Vierra 498-4920

 Rio Dell Playgroup

Rio Dell Early Head Start Building 95 Center St, Rio Dell Fri 10am-Noon No fee Contact: Rio Dell Community Resource Center 764-5239

 Southern Humboldt Playgroups   Casterlin:

Casterlin School, Room 5 24790 Alderpoint Rd, Blocksburg Wed 11am-2pm No fee Contact: Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center 923-1147

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Osprey Learning Center / SF East, Room 4 159 Orchard Lane, Miranda Thurs 10-11:30am No fee Contact: Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center 923-1147

  Redway:

Redway School, 344 Humboldt Ave, Redway Tues 10-11am Fun & Games at Redway Gym First Fri of the month 10:30am-Noon Infant/ Toddler group (age 0-2) at Early Head Start Building next to Redway School No fee Contact: Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center 923-1147

  Shelter Cove:

At Golf Links, Community Center downstairs (Suite B), Shelter Cove No fee Contact: Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center 923-114

 Trinidad Tots

Trinidad Town Hall, Trinidad Tues 9-11:30am No fee, suggested donation $1/hour Contact: Penny Gunn 834-8720

 Willow Creek Playgroup

Trinity Valley Elementary School, Room next to Gym, Willow Creek Fri 10am-12:30pm • No fee Contact: Willow Creek Community Resource Center 530-629-3141


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Painless Fundraising for Schools

Did you know that you can raise money for education without having to spend an extra penny out of your pocket? It's true! For example, one absolutely painless way to raise money for schools is by going to www.escrip.com and signing up for free. By enrolling a loyalty or credit or debit/ATM card, the school program of your choice gets a percentage of every transaction you make with member merchants such as Wildberries Marketplace and Safeway. You can raise money for a wide range of programs at any number of different schools, and it doesn't cost you a penny extra! Another painless way is at McDonald's restaurants in Eureka, Arcata and McKinleyville, which hold "McTeacher's Nights" periodically throughout the school year. Elementary schools sign up, and receive 25% (60% on $5 or more of cookies) of all gross sales from 4 to 7pm on the evening of their fundraiser. These events are publicized through the schools. You can support your school just by buying something during its McTeacher Night , and it won't cost you anything extra. If your elementary school wants to sign up, have the office call Jesse Klair at 209-996-5952.

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our involvement in your child’s education is important. Whether it’s preschool, grade school, high school or college, we encourage parents to learn about all the options available for their child’s schooling. Visit prospective schools, talk with staff, and find out about programs in reading, math, the arts, sciences and social studies. Ask about extracurricular activities, class sizes and anything important to your child’s needs. You’ll find that every school has its own strengths and style. In California, public school choice is subject to certain guidelines. Within a school district, parents can request an INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER allowing their child to attend an alternate school. Outside a child’s school of residence, an INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFER AGREEMENT is necessary. In this case, both the school district of residence and the school district of choice must agree to the transfer. Public schools in Humboldt County practice an open ENROLLMENT POLICY that allows parents to move their children to another district. Enrollment decisions are based on a variety of factors including school enrollment, program availability, child care or location of employment. Enrollment in a public charter school, however, does not require a transfer agreement. For more information on school attendance options in Humboldt County, contact: Student Programs and Services Office, Humboldt County Office of Education, 901 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, CA 95501 445-7043 Remember, there are also many fine private schools to consider as well. Please check your local phone book for current listings. In addition to your child’s formal education, he or she may be interested in a little supplemental education. The following cultural and practical educational programs can be a lot of fun and very rewarding for your children.


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736 F St., Arcata • 822-7091 www.cityofarcata.org/rec Arts in the Afternoon - Arcata Community Center Teen Room 825-2028

eleven districts supporting and promoting the development and implementation of after school programs in Humboldt County. Successful after school programs include academic support, literacy programs, physical activity, enrichment activities, and nutritious snacks for students. All programs are free or low-cost. No student is turned away due to inability to pay. Programs start at the close of the regular school day and are required to be open until 6pm. Some programs have summer/vacation programming available for free or low cost, depending upon funding (state versus private pay)

Provides a low cost after school art studio for teens in 6th through 12th grade with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere during the school year. Youth participants can choose from a variety of art activities in the visual arts, including painting, ceramics, and more. Free snacks are provided. The program meets Monday - Thursday from 3-6pm in the Teen Room at the Arcata Community Center. The cost is $10 per year.

Consortium applications were submitted to the California Department of Education requesting After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) funding for schools with free and reduced lunch count percentages of 50% or higher. Funding is in place for Arcata, Blue Lake, Bridgeville, Cuddeback, Fortuna, Peninsula, Rio Dell, Rohnerville, Scotia, Southern Humboldt, and Trinidad school districts.

ALSO SEE RECREATION CENTERS PG. 51 There are many free or inexpensive after school programs for children. These programs and grants are put in place to help families; providing activities and support for youth.

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Garfield After School Program

Garfield School, 2200 Freshwater Rd., Eureka 3-5:30pm every day after school. Homework supervision and craft activities provided.

Humboldt County Office of Education's After School Program Consortium (HCOE) • 445-7179

Humboldt County Office of Education's After School Program Consortium (HCOE) After School Program

The Humboldt County Office of Education is working with seventeen local schools in

Humboldt County Office of Education staff works closely with other after school providers across the county and north coast region through the Redwood After school Network (RAN). RAN coordinates resources, offers staff development/ training opportunities and provides opportunities for after school program staff to share best practices in order to further develop high quality after school programs for Humboldt County’s children.

Jacoby Creek School Activity Center 1716 Old Arcata Rd., Arcata 826-1835

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ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION SEE PRIVATE SCHOOL LISTINGS, PG. 89 & HOME SCHOOLING, PG. 82 Charter Schools ALSO SEE CHARTER SCHOOL LISTINGS, PG. 88. Charter schools are elementary or secondary schools that receive public money but have been freed from some of the rules, regulations and statutes that apply to other public schools in exchange for accountability for producing certain results as set forth in their charters. Some charter schools provide a curriculum that specializes in certain fields, such as arts, sciences, mathematics, while other charter schools seek to provide a better and more efficient general education. Some also provide support for homeschooling. Contact the

Humboldt County Office of Education at 445-7000 for further information or check their website at www.humboldt.k12.ca.us

ENVIRONMENTAL Humboldt Waste Management Authority

1059 W. Hawthorne St., Eureka Household Hazardous Waste Hotline: 441-2005 www.hwma.net The Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA), a public agency made up of the cities of Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Rio Dell and Humboldt County offers homeowners the opportunity to discard materials ranging from old electronics and waste tires to the hazardous waste that poses a threat to the environment and human health.

Household Hazardous Waste Collections What do you do with... paints k cleaners k aerosols k pesticides k pharmaceuticals k medical sharps k contaminated oil k auto products k fluorescent tubes k batteries k products labeled: Caution, Warning, Toxic, Flammable k take them to... 1059 West Hawthorne in Eureka

Weekday drop offs available, spots limited, call for appointment. Find out when a Mobile Collection Event will be in your area: Humboldt Waste Management Authority call the hotline or go to www.hwma.net

Household Hazardous Waste Hotline 707-441-2005

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HWMA operates the Solid Waste Transfer Station on Hawthorne St. in Eureka where much of Humboldt County’s discards are managed. HWMA also operates the Eureka Recycling Center and the permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility next door. To extend service to all areas of the county, mobile hazardous waste collection events are held in outlying areas on a regular basis. Paints, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, medical sharps, contaminated oil, auto products, and fluorescent tubes are examples of collection items. Collection event information is available both on the Authority’s web page (www.hwma. net) and the Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at 441-2005.

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Time to Boost Your College Savings?

These days, you have more incentive than ever to save for college. During a tough economy, state legislatures may scale back their support to public colleges and universities, who, in turn, may raise their tuition, furthermore, college endowments have been hit hard by the financial crisis, which could lead private schools to cut back their financial aid. Obviously, you can't control the economy or the fortunes of endowment funds. But you can take steps to help prepare yourself for those future college bills. f your ad for the For example, you could S DIGEST. contribute to a section 529 savings plan or a Coverdell Education efully and notify Savings Account, both of which sible any changes offer potential tax benefits. You might also consider placing assets let us know that in a custodial account. When the d. Client assumes account terminates, your child y for accuracy and can collect all the assets and used of information.money for college. Whichever vehicles you choose, addresses and start saving soon.

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The permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located next to the transfer station at 1059 W. Hawthorne St., in Eureka, is open to households the first Saturday of the month (excluding holidays), 9am-2pm. Weekday drop offs are also now available for residents. Spots are limited; call 441-2005 for an appointment.

FINANCIAL Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of the North Coast 1309 11th St., Suite #104, Arcata 822-8536, 800-762-1811 www.cccsnojuggle.org

ALSO SEE SCHOLARSHIPS PG. 85, AND LISTING IN HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES SECTION UNDER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PG. 107. Education is the key to freedom from the stress and worry of overwhelming financial problems. With education and a little planning, using effective money management skills can become a life habit. CCCS’s Education Department offers workshops for elementary school students in basic money concepts. Workshops for high school students focus on more mature financial concepts and their applications, such as renting an apartment, buying a car and establishing credit. For adults, the “Money in Motion” program provides a nationally standardized course for basic financial skills as well as recognition and incentives from local lenders. Additional workshops in advanced budgeting and other specific areas of interest are also provided.

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Custodial Savings for Youth (UTMA Account)

Bank of America 800-622-8731 www.bankofamerica.com/deposits/savings/ utma-savings-account-for-children.go An interest-earning savings account for children that could also provide tax benefits for the custodian. Funds in a custodial savings account should be considered a permanent gift to the child. • The custodian has access to manage the funds in this account on behalf of the minor • The custodian of this savings account is responsible for distributing the funds to the minor when the minor reaches the age of 18 or 21, depending on state law • Low minimum opening deposit of $25 • Transfer money between your checking and Custodial Savings accounts • Up to 3 withdrawals per month at no additional fee • Balances are FDIC insured up to applicable limits 0.01% APY

Kids’ Savings Accounts / Financial Presentations Coast Central Credit Union 445-8801, 800-974-9727 www.coastccu.org

✏ Biz Kid$:

Coast Central is also a proud underwriter of the Biz Kid$ program, an educational television show that teaches financial education and entrepreneurship to our pre-teen members. The show is telecast on KEET-TV, Channel 13 each Thursday afternoon from 4:30 to 5pm. Coast Central provides a free curriculum which is available for teachers and parents to use in classrooms, afterschool programs and at home. Biz Kid$ is “where kids teach kids about money and business.”

✏ CU Succeed: For teens, Coast Central has a special set of free resources designed especially for them. The CU Succeed program is all about preparing for their financial future. You can also earn cash for your teen and your school’s Journalism or English department by submitting articles to the CU Succeed newsletter. Plus, we give away a big prize to one of our lucky teen members every

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Get Money For School!

Want to attend a university but don’t think you can pay for it? Think again! There are thousands of scholarships available for students entering college… all you have to do is apply! The following websites are good places to start looking for leads: ✔ www.scholarships.com ✔ www.scholarshipexperts.com ✔ www.absolutelyscholarships.com ✔ www.hafoundation.org ✔ studentaid.ed.gov

quarter, just for depositing money in their Coast Central account.

✏ Kirby Kangaroo Club: At Coast Central Credit Union, we make saving fun with special accounts for children 12 and under. The accounts come with a variety of enjoyable and useful tools to help your kids grow up into smart savers and savvy spenders. Each Kirby membership kit comes with a savings passbook, to keep track of deposits and withdrawals, a quarter saver, a money pouch, a Kirby crayon set, your kid's own stuffed Kirby Kangaroo and more! Check out our Kirby Kangaroo Club website for games, stories and other educational kids’ activities at www.coastccu.org/kids . Ask us about opening a Kirby Kangaroo Club membership. Accounts can be opened with as little as $5.00. As they grow, Coast Central (and Kirby) can help you teach your children about financial responsibility.

✏ Scholarships: Coast Central is also proud to offer scholarships to area high school seniors who plan to attend Humboldt State University, College of the Redwoods, Chico State University or Shasta Community College. Please check with your school counselor or our website for more information.


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Visit “Just For Youth” pages online at www. coastccu.org to play educational, interactive games and to learn more about earning, saving, spending and borrowing money. For more information on these exciting new programs for our youth members, call 445-8801 ext: 308 and ask for Janet Gibbons

Learn to Earn

Umpqua Bank • 269-3975 http://www.umpquabank.com/UmpquaLife/ Support/learn-to-earn-kids/fun-for-kids.aspx The purpose of Learn to Earn is to educate and encourage children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade to save. A savings account designed especially for students allows them to open an account with only $1.00 and to earn interest immediately. There are no minimum subsequent deposit amounts and statements are mailed quarterly to students’ homes. Additionally bank representatives go to schools and give presentations about money and how to manage it. There are programs for grades K-2 and 3-5.

Savings Today And Rewards TomorrowTM US Bank Arcata: 822-7031 Eureka Downtown: 441-8200 Eureka Henderson Center: 443-0244 Ferndale: 786-9507 Fortuna: 725-3326 www.usbank.com/start

S.T.A.R.T. is a simple and rewarding way for anyone to save. The program allows customers to regularly transfer money into a savings account and to earn rewards when they reach certain savings milestones. Customers choose how they want to contribute and how much they want saved, whether it is a little every week, a little with every paycheck or a little with every debit or credit card purchase. To accelerate the savings, customers can also automatically sweep into their S.T.A.R.T. account the cash they earn through their FlexPerks rewards program. Savers are congratulated with a $50 U.S. Bank Rewards Visa Card when savings balances grow by $1,000. If they maintain that balance for one year, they will earn another $50 Rewards Visa Card from U.S. Bank to use as they wish – no strings attached. The S.T.A.R.T. website www.usbank. com/start has complete information and an online calculator to help savers determine their goals and the savings method that will work best for them.

SmartSavers Savings Account

North Valley Bank • www.novb.com Eureka Downtown: 443-8400 Eureka Mall: 443-8488 Fortuna: 786-9522 Garberville: 923-2152 For minors — teaches kids the value of savings and how to manage money! • Open with $20 and receive a free Moonjar. • Deposits of $5 or more earn you rewards from our SmartSavers "grab bag." • Account earns interest with no monthly service charge.

Student Savings

Redwood Capital Bank 402 G St., Eureka • 444-9800 www.redwoodcapitalbank.com/docs/ PersonalSavings.pdf Unlimited deposits and in-person cash withdrawals by custodian. At age 18, the account will convert to a Basic Savings account. Minimum opening balance of $20.

GIFTED EDUCATION GATE - Gifted and Talented Education Eureka City Schools • 441-2400 www.eurekacityschools.org

GATE is a program for students who are identified as possessing exceptional intellectual ability, specific academic ability, high achievement and/ or exceptional ability in visual and performing arts. All students in the district are screened in the fall of their 3rd grade year for potential GATE eligibility, and the parent/guardian, teacher and principal of students who are identified as gifted are sent letters indicating the student's status. Differentiated educational opportunities are provided in the regular classroom for identified GATE students to help them develop learning skills and to challenge their abilities. In addition, a variety of out-of-classroom activities are offered at school sites.

GRANTS/FUNDING Humboldt Area Foundation

363 Indianola Rd., Bayside • 442-2993 www.hafoundation.org Humboldt Area Foundation is a community foundation of, and for, the citizens of the North Coast. It functions as an independent staging ground for all facets of the North Coast community to work together for local priorities and the public good. It was founded in 1972 by Vera Perrott Vietor. Since then, Vera's dream has been joined by literally thousands of individuals committed to building a better community. Through the generosity of these individuals, Vera's original $2.4 million has grown to more than $78 million. In 40 years, nearly $60 million dollars have been granted to support the community through the generosity of its donors. HAF makes resources and assistance available to help facilitate the formation and functioning of nonprofit organizations, including funding research/grant writing workshops. Scholarships and grants for youths and others are also available directly through the Humboldt Area Foundation.

HOME SCHOOLING ALSO SEE CHARTER SCHOOLS PG 88, PRIVATE SCHOOLS PG. 89. Center for Independent Study (CIS) 2500 Cypress, Eureka • 441-2574 www.eurekacityschools.org

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public school environment. CIS allows for flexible scheduling and individual choice in a child’s educational plan.

Humboldt County Office of Education School Support Coordinator • 445-7019 www.humboldt.k12.ca.us/edservprivateschool.php

HCOE provides information and referral services to members of the public on homeschool options available locally, including resources and legal requirements.

TEACH of the California North Coast SEE SUPPORT GROUPS PG. 130.

LEGAL INFORMATION State Bar of California

180 Howard St., San Francisco 415-538-2000 • www.calbar.ca.gov The California State Bar offers two booklets that are invaluable resources for parents and young adults — both booklets are available on line, or hardcopies may be ordered from the State Bar:

✏ Kids and the Law – An A-Z Guide for Parents

www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/Pamphlets/ KidstheLaw.aspx

Easy to understand online publication covers a wide range of information on laws and legal issues relating to children. Outlines basic legal information and includes a glossary of legal terms. Topics covered include curfews, emancipation, drugs and alcohol, dress codes, children’s

privacy, truancy, juvenile court, driving and more. Information may be downloaded free of charge for educational purposes only.

✏ When You Become 18: A Survival Guide For Teenagers

www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/Pamphlets/ WhenYouBecome18.aspx

“When You Become 18” addresses a number of issues important to young adults, including information about laws related to alcohol, banking, contracts, credit, employment, hate crimes, jury duty, military service and voting. On a teenagers’ 18th birthday, certain laws that didn’t previously apply to his/her life may now play a dramatic role on the choices that person makes. Parents are encouraged to study the information contained on this site in order to educate their mature children.

LITERACY SERVICES Humboldt Literacy Project — Family Literacy Nights 537 G St. Eureka, Suite 202 A 445-3655 • www.humlit.org

Although the primary mission of the Humboldt Literacy Project is to teach adults how to read, the organization also sponsors a monthly Family Literacy Night during the school year at the Main Branch of the Humboldt County Library for the whole family to enjoy. The program lasts about an hour, and starts off with a storyteller (who might even be a puppeteer or a magician or juggler!) who tells a story. Afterwards, children can take home a free book that they get to choose.


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ONLINE SYSTEMS Kuder Navigator

Humboldt County Office of Education 445-7000 • navigator@humboldt.k12.ca.us Kuder Navigator is a great online education and career planning system that gives secondary students the tools to help prepare for their future. Navigator provides assessments and also gives students real-world skills such as how to write résumés and cover letters, how to research schools and training programs, and how to prepare for job interviews. Students can even create an electronic portfolio they may choose to share online with prospective colleges or employers. The system is provided at no cost to Humboldt County students (grades 7-12) through the efforts of the Decade of Difference Initiative (go online at www. decadeofdifference.org for more information on the initiative). Most students will be introduced to Kuder Navigator at school, but anyone can access the system and set up an account on their own. Simply e-mail navigator@humboldt.k12.ca.us for information, and submit your name, grade and the school you are attending to receive a free access code. Navigator is available to all students in Humboldt County, including those attending charter schools and those being homeschooled.

PowerSchool

Eureka City Schools 2100 J St., Eureka • 441-2400 PowerSchool is a secure Web-based Student Information System (SIS) that provides real-time information to school administrators, teachers, parents and students in grades 7-12 of the Eureka

City Schools -- over the internet. PowerSchool allows students to track attendance, grades and credits, access homework assignments, and retrieve student fine information online. Login is on the Eureka City Schools website's (www. eurekacityschools.org) Student Guide page. Students should contact their school for login credentials. If they have any questions, they can e-mail PowerSchool Support at powerschool@ eurekacityschools.org.

READING Ready to Learn

496-6712, 445-0813 • www.pbskids.org/read/ Ready to Learn (RTL) is a service provided by KEET-TV to help make television a more useful teaching tool in early child-hood development. Using PBS Kids programming as a focus, RTL demonstrate how activities and reading can extend lessons from the television screen. Workshops are available for parents, childcare providers and anyone who works with children. Each workshop includes resource materials and books. Ready to Learn covers a variety of early childhood topics and holds workshops each month.

Share a Story

pbs.org/parents/education/reading-language 476-8519 • www.keet.org/single. php?nav=page&id=0000000024 As part of KEET-TV's commitment to promoting literacy, the station's Ready to Learn service partners with First 5 Humboldt, First 5 Del Norte, and the Humboldt County Library system to bring the community Share A Story. Families come

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together for an evening of fun with a focus on reading. Bring your children to see how to make the connections in the learning triangle. READ a story, VIEW a video clip from a public television program, DO an activity, and go home with a free book! Share A Story is conducted monthly during the school year. And be sure to visit the Humboldt County Library nearest you to take part in their other great story times, too. www.humlib.org : • Eureka Main Library: 269-1910 • Fortuna Library English and Spanish: 725-3460 • McKinleyville Library: 839-4459 • McKinleyville Family Resource Center Spanish: 840-0905 • Trinidad Library: 677-0227 • Arcata Library: 822-5954 • Del Norte Child Care Council/First 5 Del Norte Family Resource Center English: 464-8311 ext. 12 • Rio Dell Library English and Spanish: 764-3333 • Hoopa Library: 625-5082 • Willow Creek Library: 530-629-2146 • Orleans Family Resource Center: 530-469-3395

ALSO SEE COMPLETE ADDRESSES OF LIBRARIES PGS. 93-94.

SCHOLARSHIPS

centers at high schools, College of the Redwoods, Humboldt Area Foundation and Humboldt State University.

SEE GRANTS/FUNDING PG. 82.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS, PRESCHOOLS, CHARTER SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS Contact school districts and schools for details:

✏ SCHOOL DISTRICTS • Arcata School District

1435 Buttermilk Lane, Arcata, CA 95521 822-0351 • fax 822-6589

• Big Lagoon Union School District

269 Big Lagoon Park Rd., Trinidad, CA 95570 677-3688 • fax 677-3642

• Blue Lake Union School District 631 Greenwood Rd. PO Box 268, Blue Lake, CA 95525 668-5674 • fax 668-5619

• Bridgeville School District

38717 Kneeland Rd., Bridgeville, CA 95526 777-3311 • fax 777-3023

•Cuddeback Union School District

300 wilder Rd., PO Box 7, Carlotta, CA 95528 768-3372 • fax 768-3211

Cutten School District SL Kids Humb. Kids Digest 1/2 Page Ad - • 7/2012 Primary sources of information on scholarships 4182 Walnut Dr., Eureka, CA 95503 Dimensions: 4.75”Library, x 4.15” Full Color include the County and- counseling 441-3900 • fax 441-3906

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• Eureka City Schools

• Pacific Union School District

• Ferndale Unified School District

• Peninsula Union School District

2100 J St., Eureka, CA 95501 441-2400 • fax 441-3326 1231 Main St., Ferndale, CA 95536 786-5900 • fax 786-4865

• Fieldbrook School District

4070 Fieldbrook Rd., Fieldbrook, CA 95519 839-3201 • fax 839-8832

• Fortuna Elementary School District 500 9th St., Fortuna, CA 95540 725-2293

• Fortuna Union High School District 379 12th St., Fortuna, CA 95540 725-4461 • fax 725-6085

• Freshwater School District

75 Greenwood Heights Dr., Eureka, CA 95503 442-2969 • fax 442-9527

• Garfield School District

2200 Freshwater Rd., Eureka, CA 95503 442-5471 • fax 442-1932

• Green Point School District

180 Valkensar Lane, Blue Lake, CA 95525 668-5921 • fax 668-1986

• Humboldt Co. Office of Education 901 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, CA 95501 445-7000 • fax 445-7143

• Hydesville School District

3050 Johnson Rd., PO Box 551 Hydesville, CA 95547-0551 768-3610 • fax 768-3612

• Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District 5 Loop Rd., PO Box 1308. Hoopa, California 95546 530-625-5600 • fax 530-625-5611

• Kneeland School District

9313 Kneeland Rd., Kneeland, CA 95549 442-5472 • fax 442-7748

• Loleta Union School District

700 Loleta Dr., PO Box 547, Loleta, CA 95551 733-5705 • fax 733-5367

• Maple Creek School District

15933 Maple Creek Route, Korbel, CA 95550 668-5596 • fax 668-4132

• Mattole Unified School District 29289 Chambers Rd., PO Box 211, Petrolia, CA 95558 629-3311 • fax 629-3575

• McKinleyville Union School District

2275 Central Ave., McKinleyville, CA 95519 839-1549 • fax 839-1540

• Northern Humboldt Union High School District 2755 McKinleyville Ave. McKinleyville, CA 95519 839-6470 • fax 839-6477

• Orick School District

120918 Hwy. 101 PO Box 128, Orick, CA 95555 488-2821• fax 488-2831

3001 Janes Rd., Arcata, CA 95521 822-4619 • fax 822-0129 909 Vance Ave., PO Box 175 Samoa, CA 95564 443-2731 • fax 443-3685

• Redwoods Community College Dist. 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd., Eureka, CA 95501 476-4100 • fax 476-4400

• Rio Dell School District

95 Center St., Rio Dell, CA 95562 764-5694 • fax 764-2656

• Scotia Union School District

417 Church St., PO Box 217, Scotia, CA 95565 764-2212 • fax 764-5111

• South Bay Union School District 6077 Loma, Eureka, CA 95503 476-8549 • fax 443-1312

• So. Humboldt Unified School Dist. 110 School Rd., Miranda, PO Box 650 Miranda, CA 95553 943-1789 • fax 943-1921

• Trinidad Union School District Trinity & Main Sts., PO Box 3030 Trinidad, CA 95570 677-3631 • fax 677-0954

/ PRESCHOOLS • ABC Preschool

1700 Union St., Arcata, CA 95521 826-7675

• Beginnings

5 Cemetery Rd. • PO Box 1090 Briceland, CA 95560 • 923-3617

• Blue Lake Preschool

231 H St., Blue Lake, CA 95525 • 668-5679

• Child Development Laboratory 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521 826-3475

• Children of the Redwoods Head Start 75 Frank Martin Court, Arcata, CA 95521 822-0167

• Children's Cottage Infant-Toddler Center (Birth-2) 900 Hodgeson St., Eureka, CA 95501 445-4383

• Children's Cottage Preschool

1807 Harrison Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 445-4383

• College of the Redwoods, Child Development Center

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd., Eureka, CA 95501 476-4337

• Cuddeback Preschool

300 Wilder Rd., Carlotta, CA 95528 768-3372

• Dow's Prairie Children's Center

1629 Grange Rd., McKinleyville, CA 95519 839-2170

• Ferndale Child Care Center

100 Berding St., Ferndale, CA 95536 786-4386


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• Great Beginnings Preschool

• Little Redwoods Preschool

• Head Start - Alice Birney

• Loleta State Preschool

• Head Start - Bridgeville

• Mad River Montessori Preschool

• Head Start - Fortuna

• Mistwood Montessori School

• Head Start - Jefferson

• Moonstone Child Development Center & Turner's Learning Center

1736 Newburg Rd., Fortuna, CA 95540 725-9136 717 South Avenue, Eureka, CA 95503 442-8977 38717 Kneeland Rd., Bridgeville, CA 95526 777-3001 2085 Newburg Rd., Fortuna, CA 95540 725-5632 914 B St., Eureka, CA 95501 • 441-9020

• Head Start - McKinleyville

1460 Hiller Rd., McKinleyville, CA 95519 839-3648

• Head Start - Miranda

169 Oak, Miranda, CA 95553 • 943-1956

191 Briceland Rd., Redway, CA 95560 923-3186 100 Loleta Drive, Loleta, CA 95551 733-5705 1710 Janes Rd., Arcata, CA 95521 822-4027

1801 Tenth St., Eureka, CA 95501 444-8100 80 Moonstone Cross Rd., Trinidad CA 95570 • 677-0648

• Morris State Preschool

2395 McKinleyville Ave., Room 1, McKinleyville, CA 95519 • 839-0617

• Head Start - Orleans

• Multiple Assistance Center Child Care

• Head Start - Redway/Garberville

• Noah's Ark Christian Preschool & Daycare

HWY 96 Orleans Elementary Orleans, CA 95556 • 627-3281 334 Empire Avenue, Redway, CA 95560 923-4691

• Head Start - Rio Dell

95 Center St., Rio Dell, CA 95562 764-3824

• Head Start - Willow Creek

Trinity Valley Elementary Willow Creek, CA 95573 • 629-2283

• Head Start - Winzler

719 Creighton St., Eureka, CA 95501 442-8250

• Head Start - Worthington

3460 Erie St., Eureka, CA 95501 443-1142

• HSU Children's Center Preschool HSU-Mary Warren House 36 Arcata, CA 95521 • 826-4982

• HSU Children's Center Preschool #2 1695 10th St., Arcata, CA 95521 • 822-1423

• Humboldt Educare - Preschool

3001 Janes Rd., Arcata, CA 95521 822-6447

• Humboldt Stepping Stones Preschool 137 Maple Lane, Garberville, CA 95542 923-3465

2413 Second St., Eureka, CA 95501 269-9590

1547A Pickett Rd., McKinleyville, CA 95519 839-2482

• Play and Learn - Preschool

4865 Hidden Meadows Ln., Eureka CA 95503 • 442-4855

• Prime Montessori School

527 Main St., Fortuna, CA 95540 725-1997

• Rainbow Bridge Preschool

1920 Zehndner Avenue, Arcata, CA 95521 825-7447

• Rainbow Junction Children's Center - P/S 1660 Newbury Rd., Suite E, Fortuna, CA 95540 • 725-5755

• Salmonberry Preschool

300 Trinity St., Trinidad, CA 95570 677-0477

• Scotia Child Enrichment Center 400 Church St., Scotia, CA 95565 764-5636

• Sonoma Street Head Start

110 West Sonoma St., Eureka, CA 95501 268-8780

• Little Angels Preschool

• St. Bernard Early Childhood Education Center

• Little Learners Center

• Strongbridge Montessori School

716 South Avenue, Eureka, CA 95503 443-9544 5050 Valley East Blvd., Arcata, CA 95521 Preschool & Infant-Toddler Program (Birth-2) • 825-8400

• Little Learners Center

1621 Gwin St., McKinleyville, CA 95519 822-4435

• Little Paws Preschool

95 Center St., Rio Dell, CA 95562 764-5694

• Little People's Corner Preschool/ Day Care

3844 Walnut Drive #C, Eureka, CA 95503 445-0339

115 Henderson St., Eureka, CA 95501 443-7705 4700 Valley East Blvd., Arcata, CA 95521 845-5173

• Sweet Peas Learning Center

2020 Campton Rd., Eureka, CA 95503 441-4947

• Teacher's Pet School

2719 Dolbeer St., Eureka, CA 95501 442-4877

• Toddy Thomas Head Start - Preschool 2770 Thomas St., Fortuna, CA 95540 725-3220


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• Wind in the Willows

2900 Harris St., Eureka, CA 95503 444-9623

• Winzler Children's Center

717 Creighton St., Eureka, CA 95501 441-2498

• Yurok Tribe Early Childhood Education Center

t Jacoby Creek Charter School District • Jacoby Creek Charter School (K-8)

1617 Old Arcata Rd., Bayside, CA 95524 822-4896 • Superintendent: Catherine Stone www.humboldt.k12.ca.us/jacobycreekschool

t Loleta School District • Pacific View Charter School

2937 Moore Ave., Eureka, CA 95501 269-9490 • Program Director: James Malloy Principal: Virginia Hall www.humboldt.k12.ca.us/pacificview

3400 Erie St., Eureka, CA 95501 444-0433

✏ CHARTER SCHOOLS I.S. = Independent Study

t Arcata Elementary School District • Coastal Grove Charter School (K-8) 1897 S St, /P.O. Box 510, Arcata, CA 95518 825-8804 • Director: Bettina Eipper coastalgrove.org

• Fuente Nueva (K-5)

t Mattole Unified School District • Beginnings (K-6) - I.S.

5 Cemetery Road, Briceland, CA 95566 923-3617 • Administrator: Peter Ryce

• Campus House (K-12) - I.S.

335 Laurel Drive, Arcata, CA 95521 822-5661 • Site Admin: Lance Blodgett

1897 S St., Arcata 95521 • 822-3348 Charter Director: Beth Wylie www.humboldt.k12.ca.us/fuentenueva

• Cutten Resource Center - I.S.

470 Union, Arcata, CA 95521 822-4845 • Director: John Schmidt www.unionstreetcharter.org

• Mattole Valley Charter School (K-12)

• Union Street Charter (K-5)

t Freshwater School District • Freshwater Charter Middle School (7-8)

75 Greenwood Heights Drive, Eureka, CA 95503 • 442-2969 • Supt.: Thom McMahon www.humboldt.k12.ca.us/freshwater_sd/ charter.php

t Fortuna Elementary School District • Redwood Preparatory Charter School (K-5) 1355 Ross Hill Road, Fortuna, CA 95540 682-6149 • Administrator: Lisa Jager www.redwoodprep.org/home.aspx

t Humboldt County Office of Education • Northcoast Charter High School (9-12) N.C. Preparatory & Performing Arts Academy (NPA) Charter School 285 Bayside Rd./P.O. Box 276 Arcata, CA 95518 822-0861 • Site Admin: Jean Bazemore www.northcoastprep.org

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www.windinthewillowseureka.com 2900 Harris St, Eureka 707-444-9623

2120 Campton Rd., Suite H Eureka, CA 95503 476-8406 • Site Admin: Debbie Sholes

210 Lindley Road, Petrolia, CA 95558 629-3634 • Program Director: Richard Graey

• North Coast Learning Academy (K12) - I.S. 2020 Campton Rd., Eureka, CA 95503 442-6200 Principal: Diane Ennarino

• Redway Site - I.S. Learning Center (K-12) 3501 Redwood Drive #1, Redway PO Box 433, Miranda, CA 95553 923-9532 Site Admin: Siena Klein/Peggy Iris

• Redwood Coast Montessori (2-4) 1720 10th Street, Eureka, CA 95501 832-4194 Site Admin: Terri Little

• Willowbrook Learning Center (K-5) 1200 Ross Hill Road, Fortuna, CA 95540 725-7971 Site Admin: Rebekah Rybeck

t Northern Humboldt Union High School District • Laurel Tree (K-12) - I.S. 4555 Valley West Blvd., Arcata, CA 95521 822-5626 Site Admin: Brenda Sutter

Six Rivers Charter High School (9-12) 1720 M St., Arcata, CA 95521 825-2428 Principal: Chris Hartley

t Pacific Union School District • Trillium Charter School (K-5)

1464 Spear Avenue, Arcata, CA 95521 822-4721 Director: Marianne Keller trilliumcharter.weebly.com


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t South Bay Union School District • Alder Grove Charter School - I.S. (K-12) 433 M Street, Eureka, CA 95501 268-0854 • FAX 268-0813 Site Admin: Jenni Allen-San Giovanni

• South Bay Charter School (7-8) 6077 Loma, Eureka, CA 95503 443-4828 • FAX 476-8968 Site Admin: Paul Meyers

✏ PRIVATE SCHOOLS • Arcata Christian School

1700 Union St., Arcata, CA 95521 www.arcatachristianschool.com 822-5986

• Fortuna Junior Academy

Grades: K-8 1200 Ross Hill Rd., Fortuna CA 95540 725-2988

• Humboldt Bay Christian School

Grades: K-8 70 Stephens Lane, Bayside, CA 95524 humboldtbay22.adventistschoolconnect.org 822-1738

• Mistwood Center For Education

Grades: K–8 1928 Old Arcata Rd., Bayside, CA 95524 826-1150

• Mistwood Montessori School

1801 10th St, Eureka, CA 95501 444-8100

• New Life Christian School

1202 Ross Hill Rd.., Fortuna, CA 95540 725-9136 • Redwood Christian School

Grades: K-8, 2039 E St., Eureka, CA 95501 442-4625

• St. Bernard S Catholic School K-12

Preschool: 443-7705 115 Henderson St., Eureka 95501 Elementary: 443-2735 222 Dollison St., Eureka, CA 95501 High School: 443-2735 222 Dollison St., Eureka, CA 95501 www.saintbernards.us

to vocation and artistic resources, and ultimately building their dreams. Anything and everything for youths entering adulthood: vocational, educational and artistic programs, workshops and classes, computer lab with Internet terminals, music and arts projects, ballet and yoga lessons, junior golf program, rafting trips, swimming lessons, cooking classes, Annual River Safety Day, youth enterprise and Thrift Shop.

Marshall Family Resource Center Eureka City Schools • 441-2404 www.eurekacityschools.org

Operating under the premise that children are as strong as the families they come from, the Marshall Family Resource Center helps students and families access resources and gives them the tools they need to be part of the strongest and healthiest family and community possible. It works collaboratively with the community to connect ECS students and their families to housing, substance abuse programs, job opportunities, preschool programs, and health and mental health counseling, among other services. To help all kids be ready to learn, they have a food and clothing closet and can help with hygiene items, school supplies and backpacks for ECS students and families in need. It is located at the corner of Trinity and I, behind the old Marshall School.

TRANSPORTATION School Safety Guidelines see next page

TUTORING California Student Opportunity & Access Program

Humboldt County Office of Education 901 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 441-3973 www.humboldt.k12.ca.us/cal-soap/ Hablamos Español. (Literature) The Northcoast Cal-SOAP Consortium provides academic tutoring and college advisement to lowincome and first-generation students who have the potential to succeed in post-secondary education. Their programs range from in-class tutoring and workshops on financial aid and how to apply for college, to college tours and college and career fairs. Approximately 30 Academic & College Access Tutors, annually, serve 7th-12th grade students in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.

SCIENCE & NATURE SEE LISTINGS IN ACTIVITIES & RECREATION SECTION UNDER NATURE STUDY PG. 48, SEE ALSO DISCOVERY MUSEUM PG. 95.

SERVICES DreamQuest Willow Creek Youth Partnership

100 Country Club Dr., Suite B • 530-629-3564

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Redwood Christian School

Kindergarten - 8th Grade Credentialed Teachers For more information please call:

442-4625

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Transportation Safety Guidelines A parent guide to help create a safe environment for children traveling to and from school. Let's be Safe, Respectful and Responsible!

Pedestrian Safety Be Safe • Look both ways. Before crossing the street, children should be taught to look to their left, to their right, and to their left again to ensure it is safe to cross. • Use the crosswalk. Children should always cross a street at a crosswalk. Motorists are not expecting pedestrians to cross mid-block or outside of a crosswalk. • Stop at the edge. Teach children to be aware of 'edges,' or locations where they may come into contact with cars, such as corners, driveways, and street crossings. • Be visible. Children should make eye contact with drivers before approaching edges such as driveways, crossing the street or walking in front of cars, to ensure motorists see them.

Be Responsible • Share out loud. Read aloud to your child/ren the recommendations in the ‘Be Safe’ Section above. • Model safe behavior. As a parent/caregiver, being a role model for your child/ren is one of the best ways for them to learn how to be safe as they walk to and from school. Always teach by example! • I.D. your route. Some schools have neighborhood maps with suggested walking routes. These maps highlight the location of crosswalks, stoplights, and stop signs. It is recommended that you review this map to select a walking route to school. If a map is unavailable, walk the route in advance and then practice walking with your child/ren before they walk on their own. • Form a ‘Walking School Bus.’ Coordinate adult volunteers to pick up students at designated stops and walk to school together. Visit www.walkingschoolbus.org for more information. • See the world like a child. Children are not ‘small adults.’ It's important to understand children's limitations in understanding traffic. Children: o Have a narrower field of vision than adults, about 1/3 less. o Cannot easily judge a car's speed and distance. o Assume that if they can see a car, its driver must be able to see them. However, children are easily hidden from view by parked cars and other objects.

o Cannot readily tell the direction a sound is coming from. o May be impatient and impulsive. o Concentrate on only one thing at a time. This is likely not to be traffic. o Have a limited sense of danger. o Often mix fantasy with reality. o Imitate the (often bad) behavior of others, especially older children and adults.

Be Respectful • Be courteous of others. Always obey school rules, traffic signs and signals and be aware of other users of the roadway, including bicyclists and motorists.

Rolling Safety for Bikes, Boards, Scooters and Skates Be Safe • Wear a helmet when you bike, board, or skate. Teach your child/ren to wear and adjust their own helmet and make sure it is the proper size. www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/injviosaf/traffic/ Documents/BikeHelmetSPAN01-VOSP.pdf Helmets for children under 18 are required by law. If your child needs a helmet please contact Making Headway, or Humboldt County Public Health. • Be visible. Bright clothing, lights and reflective gear will help motorists see your child rolling to and from school. • Keep gear in good repair. Make sure your child’s bike and helmet are the correct size. Be sure the brakes work on their bikes, boards, scooters and skates. • Two-shoulder the load. Teach your child/ren to carry books, lunch, school supplies in a backpack or on their bike rack in order to maintain balance and ride with both hands.

Be Responsible • Identify the route. Use a map to determine a safe route in advance, then ride or roll to school with your child to teach them the way you would like them to get to and from school. Practicing together is fun and will help make both of you more comfortable. • Follow the law. Your child/ren must wear a helmet, ride in the same direction as traffic and obey all traffic signs and signals. • Hop off. Children should always walk bikes, skateboards, and scooters across crosswalks and at school.


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• Lock up. Children should lock their bikes in the rack for the entire day. www.chicagobikes. org/public/theftprevention.php

• Obey speed limits. Drive slowly and carefully, and use extra caution during arrival and dismissal. Obey the 25 mph school zone on Park Street.

• Form a “bike train.” Work with other parents and adult volunteers to create a schedule for riding to and from school together from your neighborhood.

• Talk to your kids, not on the phone. It is better to enjoy a conversation with child/ren than to talk or text on a cell phone. Using a cell phone while driving is a dangerous distraction and it is against the law to text while driving in California.

• Teach by example. Children learn by example. Share with them the fun and excitement of getting around under their own power safely.

Be Respectful • Roll with respect. Teach your child/ren to obey the traffic laws and school rules for rolling. Remember, bikes and boards always make way for walkers.

Bus Rider Safety Be Safe • Walk with caution. Use safe pedestrian skills on your way to and from the bus stop. Refer to your school’s suggested walking route map and select the safest route to get to and from your child/ren’s stop. • Wait at your stop. Wait at the stop and do not step into the road at any time. • Wait until the bus stops. Do not move towards the bus until the bus has stopped completely. Wait until the door is open and riders have exited to approach the door. • Stay seated. Take the nearest available seat and stay seated. Wear the seatbelt if the bus is equipped with seatbelts.

Be Responsible • Be on Time. Allow yourself enough time to be at your designated school bus stop in advance of when the bus arrives.

Be Respectful • Ride with respect. Keep the bus clean and do not damage the bus in any way. Treat your driver with respect and follow their instructions. • Keep your hands and feet to yourself. Mind your own business and keep hands and head inside at all times. • Use a quiet voice. Do not yell or speak loudly inside the bus. • Bus stops are smoke-free zones. Refrain from smoking at or near bus stops.

Driver Safety Be Safe • Buckle up. Secure everyone in your vehicle with seatbelts and make sure that children under 8 years old or under 4'9" tall are properly fit to a car seat or booster seat.

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• Use caution when backing up. You have limited visibility behind you and may not see a child. • Look out for school buses. Children are often exiting and entering buses. Never pass a school bus that has red lights flashing or its stop sign displayed. • Place car seats correctly. To have a certified technician fit your child/ren to a car seat please contact Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services at 707-268-2132.

Be Responsible • Know the plan. Some schools have developed guidelines for dropping off and picking children up from school in private vehicles. Make sure you know and understand the safest and most efficient ways to drop off and pick up your children from school. • Form a car pool. Car pooling is a great way to: o Save on gas o Help the environment o Reduce traffic congestion o Give yourself a break!

Be Respectful • Use remote drop-offs. A good way to avoid the traffic at school in the mornings and to get beneficial physical activity is to drop off your children a few blocks away from school and walk with them the rest of the way, or let them walk in with friends. • Park in designated spaces. Please park only where you are supposed to! The red zones exist for the safety of your child. Never double park, do not park in red zones, and do not block the path of other vehicles. White zones are for loading and unloading only. Do not leave your vehicle unattended in a white zone. • Leave Early. Plan ahead to reduce stress and the urge to drive too fast. • Be courteous of other travelers. Obey all the rules of the road and look out especially for bicyclists and pedestrians. Let’s work together to get everyone to/from school safely. • Turn off your engine when you can. Turn off your car while waiting and take a breath of fresh air! An idling car still emits harmful fumes that pollute the air and are dangerous to breathe in.


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Humboldt Education and Learning Professionals 407-0993 tutorhumboldt.com

Tutoring, advocacy and consulting to learners from preschool thorough college by a credentialed education specialist and another credentialed teacher. Call or go online for more information.

Indian Action Council of NW California 2905 Hubbard Lane, Suite C, Eureka 443-8401

American Indian Education Centers in California are authorized by the California Education Code. Center staff assist schools with professional development, counseling, tutorial services, or parent education. They also provide supplemental and extended day instructional programs to meet the needs of American Indian students.

United Way of the Wine Country Serving Humboldt & Del Norte Counties 718 3rd St., Eureka • 443-8637 www.unitedwaywinecountry.org

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WRITING California Poets in the Schools

2872 Freshwater Rd., Eureka • 443-8373 www.cpits.org California Poets in the Schools has been bringing trained, published poet-teachers into schools and other sites since 1964, helping students recognize and celebrate their creativity and intellectual curiosity through the writing process. We are committed to enhancing the quality of creative writing, reading, critical thinking, and communication skills while building students' self-esteem; to sharing and affirming the cultural diversity of California—through multicultural poets and teaching materials; to building partnerships between school districts, the community, and poets; and to helping students comprehend and reflect upon life experiences through poetry. Our workshops add a special quality, an excitement to the classroom from the world outside the school. Residencies can range from one to several weeks.

Imagine This...

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom • 800-700-AITC (2482) www.cfaitc.org/imaginethis Annual statewide story writing contest with an agricultural emphasis for students in grades 3-8. The contest’s purpose is to create a positive learning experience that promotes reading, writing and the arts, while furthering the understanding of agriculture in our lives. State-winning authors will have their stories published in an illustrated book and will be distributed to school libraries and classrooms across the state!


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eading is so important to the development of young children… not to mention just

plain fun. Whether you’re looking for books to read to your infant or grandchild, or something to grab the imagination of your teenager, you’ll find something of interest at your local library. Music, videos, audio books on cd and Internet access are also available at some libraries.

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all area codes are 707. Dates/times/fees are subject to change. Readers are encouraged to call for current information.

Blue Lake Rancheria Library

428 Chartin Rd., Blue Lake • 668-5101 Hours: Mon through Fri 8am-4:30pm. Closed holidays, please call for current library hours. Variety of children’s books, Native American literature, popular fiction and non-fiction. Free, no membership required.

College of the Redwoods Library

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd., Eureka • 476-4260 www.redwoods.edu/eureka/library Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:45am-7pm, Friday 7:45am -4pm (hours differ during semester breaks and summer; call or visit website for schedule). Nonstudent adults can get a library card, as long as they provide picture identification proving district residency (Humboldt, Del Norte or Mendocino counties). Small juvenile book section, parenting magazines, stories on tape for kids of high school age. Free use of Internet and online databases.

Humboldt County Library

www.humlib.org (book and audio/video materials search, reservations, account info)

n Main (Eureka) Branch 1313 3rd St. • Main Phone 269-1900 Children’s Services Desk 269-1910 Hours: Tues and Thurs Noon-5pm, Wed Noon8pm, Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 11-4pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Services include closed-caption videos, low vision reader, Spanish-language materials, literacy materials, internet access and more. Story hour on Fri at 10am. Other storytelling and related events as well, call or go online for info. Call 269-1905 for reference questions, library card information, branch information and automated menu. Wi-Fi hot spot.

8pm; Wed and Sat 10am-5pm; closed Mon and Sun Share a Story third Thurs of every month.

n Bookmobile 269-1990 • http://co.humboldt.ca.us/library/ branches/bookmobile.asp Serves Miranda, Myers Flat, Weott, Redcrest, Orleans, Bridgeville, Dinsmore, Petrolia, Honeydew, Big Lagoon, and Orick. Call or go online for days and times.

n Blue Lake Branch 111 Greenwood Ave. • 668-4207 Hours: Wed 2-7pm; Sat 11am-4pm.

n Ferndale Branch 807 Main St. • 786-9559 Hours: Tues and Thurs Noon-5pm and 7-9pm; Wed Noon-5pm; Fri Noon-4pm; and Sat Noon5pm. Pajama Story first and third Thurs at 7pm.

n Fortuna Branch 753 14th St. • 725-3460 Hours: Tues Noon-5pm; Wed Noon-9pm; Thurs, Fri and Sat 10am-5pm. Preschool Story time each Fri at 10:30am. Other programs include Spanish Share-a-Story first Wed of every month, Grandparent Story Time, and other events. Call for more information. Free wireless internet and computing stations.

n Garberville Branch 715 Cedar St. • 923-2230 Hours: Wed Noon-7pm; Thurs and Fri Noon-6pm; and Sat Noon-4pm.

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n Arcata Branch

Loop Rd. • 530-625-5082

500 7th St., Arcata • 822-5954

Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm; and Wed,10am-1pm and 2-8pm.

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n McKinleyville Branch 1606 Pickett Rd. • 839-4459 (in Pierson Park, near Azalea Hall in McKinleyville) Hours: Tues and Fri Noon-5pm; Wed Noon- 8pm; and Thurs and Sat 10am-5pm. Story Time for young children every Wednesday at 1pm.

n Rio Dell Branch 715 Wildwood Ave. • 764-3333 Hours: Tues and Sat 11am-4pm, Wed 1-6pm.

n Trinidad Branch 463 Trinity St. • 677-0227 Hours: Tues 2:30-8pm, Sat 10:30am-4pm.

n Willow Creek Branch Corner of Hwy 299 and Hwy 96 530-629-2146 Wed and Thurs Noon-5pm, Fri, and Sat Noon4pm. Story time is held the first Sat of the month at Noon.

Humboldt County Historical Society 703 8th St., Eureka • 445-4342 www.humboldthistory.org

Research library and archive. Great for researching family and local history. Tues, Wed, Fri Noon-4pm; Thurs 3-7pm.

Humboldt State University Library HSU Campus, Arcata • 826-3441 library.humboldt.edu

Hours vary depending on class schedule during each school term; call or visit the website for current library hours. Generally the library closes early on Fridays and weekends. Non-student adults can purchase a library card at the ID Office (Room 110-A, 826-5601). Please note that some services are not available to non-students. On the 2nd floor, the children’s collection contains around 10,000 books of fiction and non-fiction, folk tales, fairy tales, poetry and more. Electronic online catalog is available. Computer labs are off-limits to non-students.

Kris Kelly Health Information Center 2711 Dolbeer St., Eureka, Located in Evergreen Lodge in the lower parking lot of St. Joseph Hospital 442-9094 • www.kkhic.org

The Kris Kelly Health Information Center provides comprehensive health information to meet the needs of the community. The Center provides a nurturing and confidential environment where all members of the community feel comfortable while they acquire health care information appropriate for their needs. Health consumers are provided information to help make informed decisions about their lifestyles and health care choices, information that reduces stress and anxiety about diagnosis or treatment. The Center serves as an information clearinghouse and liaison for health care agencies to enhance overall availability and access to resources in the community.

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umboldt County is fortunate to have so many fine museums. Many offer interactive displays to engage children and have docents to help bring history to life. Natural history, nautical history, Native American history and more await at area museums.

You’ll Find Museums In… • Arcata • Blue Lake • Eureka • Ferndale • Fortuna

• Hoopa • Klamath • Samoa • Trinidad • Willow Creek

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all area codes are 707. Dates/times/fees are subject to change. Readers are encouraged to call for current information.

ARCATA Phillips House Museum 7th and Union • 822-4722 www.arcatahistory.org

The Philips House Museum preserves the atmosphere of a typical farm house found in Arcata. As a living museum, Arcata's best example of best example of Greek Revival architecture shows the daily life an Arcata resident between 1854 and 1932. Free tours of Phillips House are available on Sun 2-4pm or by appointment.

BLUE LAKE Blue Lake Museum

330 Railroad Ave., Blue Lake • 668-4188 The museum is closed during winter, but tours are available by appointment. The museum features local Arcata and Mad River Railroad History, Native American baskets, logging tools and more. Sun, Tues and Wed 1-4pm, April through Sept.


Museums EUREKA Blue Ox Millworks and Historic Park No. 1 X St., Eureka • 444-3437 www.blueoxmill.com

The millworks are a full-production, working museum of Victorian-era machinery and technology. Self-guided tour includes woodworking shop, ceramics studio, blacksmith shop, skid camp, logging display and real blue oxen. Annual events: May Day Celebration, Craftsman’s Days on Thanksgiving weekend and Steampunk Festival. Hours vary with seasons, call for more details.

ALSO SEE ACTIVITIES PGS. 36, 46, 65. Clarke Historical Museum 240 E St., Eureka • 443-1947 www.clarkemuseum.org

Local history museum, which houses fine collections of textiles, antique firearms, Victorian era items and a world-class collection of Native American baskets and regalia. The museum hosts occasional workshops. School tours are available by appointment. Suggested donation is $3 per person or $5 per family. Wed-Sat 11am-4pm. Hours may vary based on season. Call for more information.

Discovery Museum

501 3rd St., Old Town Eureka • 443-9694 www.discovery-museum.org Interactive educational exhibits focus on science, culture, art and technology in a child-oriented atmosphere. New exhibits introduced periodically. Special area and programs for kids under 5 years old. Birthday parties, field trips, special events, gift shop. Tues–Sat 10am-4pm; Sun Noon-4pm; closed Mon.

Morris Graves Museum of Art 636 F St., Eureka • 442-0278 www.humboldtarts.org

Seven premier exhibition galleries, a performance rotunda for music, dance, theater and the literary arts, young artists academy and an arts resource center housed in a restored architectural landmark. Call for information about current exhibits, events and performances. The museum also houses the permanent collection of the Humboldt Arts Council. Wed–Sun, Noon-5pm.

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There are certain rules for children and adults alike when visiting a museum. Here are an important three: • Don't Touch - Even if an item is encased in glass, don't put your fingerprints everywhere, somebody has to clean it up. • Be Patient & Wait Your Turn - Be respectful of others. You can take in the view from different angles. • Turn Off Cell Phones & Music Devices -

Nobody wants to hear your phone conversation or ring tone. And why take away from the reason you are in a museum, which is to enjoy what it has to offer?

FERNDALE Ferndale Museum

515 Shaw St., corner of Shaw and 3rd Sts. Ferndale • 786-4466 www.ferndale-museum.org Local history and artifacts. Victorian-era displays change annually. Farm equipment, seismograph, dairy and logging equipment featured, and interactive displays include a working switchboard, crank telephones and player piano. Docent-led school tours are available by appointment. Call for hours.

FORTUNA Chapman’s Gem & Mineral Museum 24 Metropolitan Rd, Fortuna, at Hwy 101, Four miles south of Fortuna • 725-2714 chapmansgemandmineralshop.com

Gem and mineral museum features petrified palm collection, precious stones, Indian and pre-Columbian artifacts, fossilized animal and plant life. Informal museum tours. Gem and mineral gift shop next to museum. Hours: 10am-5pm daily, year-round. Admission free.

Humboldt Arts Council & Morris Graves Museum of Art Free Monthly Programs First Saturday KEET’s Kids Club, 12-2pm Second Saturday Family Arts Day, 2-4pm First Saturday Night Arts Alive, 6-9pm Third Sunday Open Jazz Jams, 2-4:30pm

636 F St, Eureka • 707 442-0278 • HumboldtArts.org


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Fortuna Depot Museum

3 Park St., Fortuna • 725-7645 sunnyfortuna.com/museum 1890 train depot in Rohner Park houses intriguing memorabilia from railroad, farm and war eras, keeping alive the history of Fortuna and the Eel River Valley. Hours vary by season, call for more information.

HOOPA Hoopa Tribal Museum

Hoopa Shopping Center, Hwy 96, Hoopa 530-625-4110 • www.hoopa-nsn.gov/historyculture/hoopa-tribal-museum The Hoopa Tribal Museum collection includes a fine display of local Indian basketry, ceremonial regalia, redwood dugout canoes, and tools and implements used by the Hupa, Yurok and Karuk tribes. The Hoopa Tribal Museum is a “Living Museum.” Most of the artifacts on display are on loan to the museum by members of the local native community and are removed annually to be used in the traditional tribal ceremonies. In respect, the Hoopa Tribal Museum displays artifacts of a living culture carried on by the local native peoples who continue to preserve their culture by teaching the youth, the language, as well as their songs and dances on a regular basis. Also on display is the history of the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, of Fort Gaston, and many artifacts of the early settlers who came to the area in search of new beginnings.

KLAMATH End of the Trail Museum at Trees of Mystery

15500 Hwy 101 N., Klamath 800-638-3389 • www.treesofmystery.net One of the world's largest privately owned collections of Native American art and artifacts. Also home to rare Edward Curtis "gold tone" photographs.

SAMOA (EUREKA) Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum

77 Cookhouse Lane Next to Samoa Cook House • 444-9440 www.humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com Come in and explore the vast maritime history of California's north coast. From shipwrecks to shipbuilding, Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum holds what was left behind to share with the future. Learn about the seafaring heritage that our area is so vastly steeped in. Admission is free. TuesSat, 11am-4pm.

Samoa Cookhouse Museum

On Cookhouse Rd., Samoa, across bridge from Eureka • 442-1659 www.samoacookhouse.net/samoa-cookhousemuseum.html Museum is located in Samoa Cookhouse restaurant and features displays of culinary

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TRINIDAD Trinidad Museum

400 Janis Ct. at Patricks Point Dr., Trinidad 677-3883 • www.trinidadmuseum.org Exhibits display the natural and cultural history of the area, and include Yurok baskets, seashell and insect collections, historic photographs and a native plant garden. Visit the museum's website for information about current exhibits and programs. Wed-Sun 12:30-4pm.

WILLOW CREEK Willow Creek China Flat Museum Hwy 299 • 530-629-2653 bigfootcountry.net

Featuring gold mining, logging and farming exhibits, Native American attire, basketry and jewelry, and a Bigfoot display which includes many footprint casts. Hosts Wildflower Show each spring. Resident working blacksmith shop hosts demonstrations and workshops; call for dates and times. Admission is free (donations accepted.) Group reservations can be made to accommodate private tours during the winter season. Call or visit website for hours.

The Most Beautiful Stones in the World

CHAPMAN’S

Gem & Mineral Shop and Museum

Local Fossils • Geodes Agates • Crystals Stone Carvings Petrified Wood Amethyst • Thunder Eggs

Hwy 101, 4 mi South of Fortuna

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rt enriches the lives of young and old alike. Below is a partial list of art galleries in the area and also Art Walks. However, there are also many “alternative” galleries such as local hospitals, doctor's offices, restaurants and shops. So, expose yourself and your children to a little culture… visit a gallery today.

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HUMBOLDT ARTS COUNCIL Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F St., Eureka • 707-442-0278 • humboldtarts.org/Arts/galleries.html As the central arts agency in Humboldt County and the designated State/Local Partner of the California Arts Council, the Humboldt Arts Council provides leadership, programs and services to enhance the presence and vitality of the arts in the area. For a more complete listing of galleries and art-related events in Humboldt County, visit the Humboldt Arts Council's website. The Museum houses seven galleries including a Courtyard Sculpture Garden, a Museum Store, classroom facilities, an Arts Resource Center and a Performance Rotunda, and each month, Eureka’s Arts Alive! brings an average of 2,500 community members to the Museum to enjoy.

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Arts! Arcata / Arcata Main Street

First Saturday Night Arts Alive! www.eurekamainstreet.org • 442-9054

www.arcatamainstreet.com • 822-4500 A monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, on the second Friday of each month, businesses stay open late for Arts, from 6-9pm. Arcata, featuring local artists working in nearly every conceivable media.

Arcata Artisans

883 H St., Arcata • 825-9133 www.arcataartisans.com

The Fire Arts Center and Fire Arts Foundry 520 South G St., Arcata • 826-1445 www.fireartsarcata.com

HSU Sculpture Garden

9th St. between H & I, Arcata

Humboldt State University Galleries 1 Harpst St., Arcata www.humboldt.edu/art/galleries.html Art Department, 826-3624

• Native American Arts Gallery 826-5814 • Reese Bullen Gallery 826-5814 • Student Access Gallery 826-4149

Upstairs Art Gallery

1063 G St., Arcata (inside Umpqua Bank) • 826-9636 ext. 102 www.meridianfineart.net/exhibits

No matter what the weather, art enthusiasts crowd Old Town and downtown Eureka for the first Saturday of the month during Arts Alive! Over 70 local merchants participate in the three-hour long art walk from 6-9pm. Art lovers, residents and visitors roam the streets, wandering from venue to venue stopping for coffee, catching up with old friends, discussing art and listening to the many artists providing music and entertainment along the way. Specific Arts Alive! listings are available each month on the Eureka Main Street website.

Second Saturday Family Arts Day 636 F St., Eureka 442-0278 • www.humboldtarts.org

Join the Humboldt Arts Council and the Morris Graves Museum of Art every month for Second Saturday Family Arts Day. Activities for youth and families include performances, hands-on arts projects, & interactive storytelling. 2-4pm. Free admission.

North Coast Open Studios

834-6460 • www.northcoastopenstudios.com Tour over 100 Humboldt County artists' studios from Redway to Orick and everywhere in between during the annual North Coast Open Studios held the first two weekends in June. Artists open their doors to the public to show their arts and crafts. For more information about North Coast Open Studios, call Taffy Stockton at 834-6460, or visit their website.


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American Indian Art & Gift Shop 241 F. St., Eureka 445-8451 www.ncidc.org

Buhne Art Studios

2nd floor of Buhne Bldg. 207 G St., Eureka

Explore the Arts

C Street Hall Gallery 208 C St., Eureka 445-1751

Cheri Blackerby Gallery and The Studio 272 C St. • 443-1428 www.TheStudioOnline.org

Eureka Studio Arts

526 Fifth St. • 440-9027 www.EurekaStudioArts.com

HSU First Street Gallery 422 1st St., Eureka 443-6363 www.humboldt.edu/first/

The Ink People Center for the Arts 517 3rd St., Eureka • 442-8413 www.inkpeople.org

Many Hands Gallery

438 2nd St., Eureka • 445-0455 www.manyhandsgallery.net

Old Town Art Gallery

ThePalette.com Humboldt County’s Guide to Art and Cultural Resources Distributed Free Throughout the County Fortuna Art & Old Things

1026 Main St., Fortuna • 725-3003

GARBERVILLE Arts Alive! Garberville

Call for days and times: Mateel Art Gallery, 923-4895 Garberville and Redway come to life with local businesses opening their doors to artists and art lovers alike. The venues are always changing and the art is always fresh.

233 F St., Eureka • 445-2315 www.oldtownartgalleryeureka.com

Mateel Art Gallery

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620 2nd St., Eureka • 441-1322

Romano Gabriel Sculpture Garden 315 2nd St., Eureka 442-0278 www.humboldtarts.org/romano.html

Sewell Gallery Fine Art

423 F St., Eureka • 267-0617 www.SewellGallery.com

Sidewalk Gallery

(Ellis Art and Engineering) 401 5th St., Eureka • 445-9050 ellisartandeng.blogspot.com

Studio S

717 3rd St., Eureka • 826-1172

FERNDALE Ferndale Arts

580 Main St., Ferndale • 786-9634 www.ferndaleartgallery.com

FORTUNA Fortuna First Friday Art, music, fun and great deals from local merchants all happens in Fortuna the First Friday of every month. Some businesses stay open late and offer specials and discounts. Hours are 6-9pm in the Spring, Summer and Fall; and 5-8pm in the Winter (December - February).

773 Redwood Dr., Garberville • 923-4895

McKinleyville Arts Night

www.mckinleyvilleartsnight.com 834-6460 Join the community’s celebration of local art and artists, for music, food and fun. McKinleyville Art Night is held the third Friday of each month from 6-8pm. Arts Night is open to all McKinleyville businesses and interested artists. For more information, contact coordinator Taffy Stockton at 834-6460. You can find more information about the artists and venues and see additional images on their website or facebook page.

TRINIDAD Trinidad Art Night

First Fridays, May - October 616-4590, 502-5737 www.trinidadartnights.com

North Coast Storytellers

PO Box 517, Trinidad • 677-3840 northcoaststorytellers.inkpeople.org

Trinidad Art Gallery

490 Trinity St., Trinidad • 677-3770 www.trinidadgallery.com

WESTHAVEN Westhaven Center for the Arts

501 S. Westhaven Dr., Trinidad • 677-9493


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Note: Unless otherwise noted, all area codes are 707. Dates/times/fees are subject to change. Readers are encouraged to call for current information.

Directory of Services for Families, Children and Teens

• Native American • Employment • Aids Resources Resources • Family Planning • Adoption • Parenting • Financial Assistance • Alcohol & Other Drugs • Pregnancy & Childbirth • First Aid • Bereavement Support • Prevention Education • Food & Nutrition • Breastfeeding • Runaways & Missing • Foster Families • Child Abuse This is a photocopy of how your ad might appear in KID’S DIGEST. Please check this proo Children • Gay/Lesbian • Childbirth carefully and notify us as soon as possible how you would like us to proceed, or this ad will app • Safety • General Information, • Child Care exactly as shown. Client assumes full responsibility for accuracy and completeness of informatio • Sex Education Services and Referrals • Child ID Programs Publisher will not be responsible for errors if proof is not returned. • Shelters • Health Care Programs • Counseling • Special Needs/ • Homeless Support • Dental Fax this sheet back or reply to this email if you have changes or if PROOF Disabilities • Immunization • Depression • Support Groups • Legal Support & ❐•• Disabilities PROOF IS OK ____________________________________________________________ Date _____ • Teens Information Disaster Preparedness Authorized Signature • Tobacco Education • Literacy • Divorce • Transportation, Medical ❐• Domestic CHANGES ___________________________________________________ Date_ ____ • Mental Health & ViolenceLISTED Authorized Signature • Transportation Safety Counseling • Drugs & Alcohol • Vision Care • Mentoring • Eating Disorders

Child Care Services

• Free Child Care Referrals • Funds to Help Pay for Your Child Care • Parenting Services • Child Care Provider Training and Support • Child Care Food Program 2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka CA 95501, (707) 444-8293

(800) 795-3554 • www.changingtidesfs.org • Hablamos español

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ADOPTION ALSO SEE SUPPORT GROUPS PG. 129. Adoption Horizons 10 W. 7th St., Suite F, Eureka • 444-9909 www.adoption-horizons.org

Adoption Horizons offers adoption services for singles and couples who wish to adopt a child, and counseling and adoption services for pregnant girls and women and their families. Supportive services are provided every step of the way for domestic infant, California foster adoption, and foreign adoptions. Free information mailed. No charge for counseling or consultations. Adoption Horizons serves Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity and Del Norte Counties, but is also licensed in 22 other counties. Find Adoption Horizons on Facebook.

AIDS RESOURCES California Children Services ALSO SEE LISTING UNDER HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS PG. 116. North Coast AIDS Project (NorCAP)

Community Wellness Center 908 7th St., Eureka • 268-2132 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/HHS/PHB/NorCAP.asp The North Coast AIDS Project (NorCAP) is a division of the Humboldt County Health and Human Services Public Health Branch. NorCAP provides HIV education and prevention and client (case management) services. NorCAP provides Information and support for people at risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis C, HIV and hepatitis testing, support to people living with HIV, HIV/AIDS information resource for the North Coast community.

ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS AA - Alcoholics Anonymous 442-0711 (24-Hour) www.aahumboldtdelnorte.net

Support for those recovering from alcoholism or who are trying to stop drinking. Call for meeting information.

Al-Anon / Alateen

443-1419 • www.ncwsa.org/district-01.html Support for family, friends and children of alcoholics. Organization serves Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Call for meeting schedule.

Children, Youth & Family Services

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services — Mental Health Branch 1711 3rd St., Eureka • 268-2800 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs 727 Cedar St., Garberville • 923-2729 Provides an array of mental health, alcohol and drug related services through a comprehensive system of care. Includes assessment process, individual, family and group counseling, day treatment, medication evaluation and management, crisis or inpatient services, psychological testing and case management with focus on linkage and brokerage to other

resources and services in the community; counseling at outpatient clinic, various school sites, intensive in-home support, juvenile hall and probation.

Fortuna Adventist Community Services 2331 Rohnerville Rd., Fortuna • 725-1166

• HART

State licensed DUI program offering classes in Eureka, Fortuna and Miranda. Offering full range of DUI program classes from Wet & Reckless to Multiple Offender, 18-month programs at all locations. An under-age program is offered in Eureka and Fortuna; services available in Fortuna for Spanish speakers.

Hoopa Tribal Substance Abuse Program #2 Orchard Ave., Hoopa • 530-625-4236 www.hoopa-nsn.gov/departments/healthsocial-services/hoopa-human-services

The Substance Abuse program provides the community with a number of vital services that include but are not limited to; One on one counseling for adolescents and adults, screening and testing, five local AA/NA meetings per week, an intensive Out-Patient Program which includes prevention, relapse and addiction educational topics. A new Teen Intensive OutPatient Program, which meets twice per week. In addition to these services, counselors from the substance abuse program offer court advocacy and work with clients and their parole/probation officers in order to develop the most appropriate treatment and recovery plans.

ALSO SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES PG. 124. Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services SEE LISTING UNDER HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS PG. 116. Humboldt Domestic Violence Services ALSO SEE LISTING UNDER SHELTERS PG. 128. dvservices@hdvs.org Administrative Offices: 444-9255 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 24-Hour Crisis/ Support Hotline 443-6042, 866-668-6543 • www.hdvs.org

The FREE service provides: Hotline crisis intervention, individual peer counseling, information, resources, referrals, crisis shelter services, advocacy, Restraining Order assistance, emergency transportation, emergency food and clothing for women and men impacted by Intimate Partner Violence. Spanish language interpretation available.

• Children's Programs Therapeutic childcare (all ages); weekly art and play support group for ages 5 and up. Individual referrals, information and support for parents.

• Support Groups For women who have or are experiencing domestic violence (this includes verbal abuse). Groups are free. Call 443-6042 for scheduled meeting times and confidential location.


Health & So cial Se rvices MADD — Mothers Against Drunk Driving SEE LISTING UNDER SUPPORT GROUPS PG. 129. NA — Narcotics Anonymous PO Box 6634, Eureka, CA 95502 444-8645 • 866-315-8645 www.humdelna.org and www.na.org

Recovering addicts supporting one another in the effort to stay drug free. Both phone numbers are available 24 hours a day. Call for meeting information. NA World Service Office provides multilingual services in a number of languages, 818-773-9999.

North Coast Substance Abuse Council 1205 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 445-0869

NCSAC helps people break through their denial and gain the ability to experience feelings without habitual and destructive defense mechanisms. Transitional housing for graduates of Crossroads is available. NCSAC offers a broad continuum of alcohol and drug abuse treatment services. Its major programs are comprised of the Crossroads Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility, with its Aftercare Program and North Coast Substance Abuse Council Out Services Program.

The Partnership at Drugfree.org

Office of National Drug Control Policy 212-922-1560 • www.drugfree.org The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. Bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, this public health nonprofit translates current research on teen behavior, parenting, addiction and treatment into easy-tounderstand resources at drugfree.org.

SAMHSA— Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Dept. of Health & Human Services 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727) Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273 TALK (8255) Treatment Referral: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) www.samhsa.gov

SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Offers publications, information and data, referrals for treatment, organizational grants and more on website.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SEE COUNSELING PG. 122.

BREASTFEEDING Breastfeeding Care Line

445-8121, ext. 7536 www.stjosepheureka.org/Our-Services/ Childbirth-Center.aspx A phone service women can call with questions or concerns about breastfeeding. All calls will be returned within 24 hours by the St. Joseph Hospital Lactation Team.

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• Breastfeeding Care Line St. Joseph Lactating Team 445-8121, ext. 7536 • Redwood Memorial Hospital Lactation Assistance Program 725-7323 • Trillium Lactation Consultations Mad River Community Hospital Jacquie McShane, RN, IBCLC 599-3652 Breastfeeding Clinic

Jacquie McShane, RN, IBCLC • 599-3652 www.madriverhospital.com/services/birth.htm jacquie4@gmail.com Clinics are held in the Lactation Room at Mad River Community Hospital. Call for additional information. Mon and Thurs 10am–2pm.

Breastfeeding Support Groups • Lactation Assistance Program (LAP) 618-9536 (pager). Free breastfeeding assistance by a board certified lactation consultant.

• Mother 2 Mother Support Circle 822-7743, facilitated by Star Siegfried, RN, IBCLC. Free

ALSO SEE LISTINGS UNDER PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH PG. 126. St. Joseph Hospital Childbirth Center To register for classes, 269-3605

www.stjosepheureka.org/For-Patients/ClassesEvents.aspx Fees vary, but no interested clients will be turned away for inability Call to find out the location, time, and details of the classes or see a more descriptive class schedule online. Some classes require pre registration.

Star Siegfried RN, BA, IBCLC – Board Certified Lactation Consultant The Nursing Centre 317 Third St, Eureka 496-2108 www.starsnursingcentre.com

United Indian Health Services SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES PG. 125. WIC - Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program SEE LISTING UNDER FOOD & NUTRITION PG. 110 & 112.


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CHILD ABUSE SERVICES CALM Children and Adults Learning to Mend North Coast Rape Crisis Team 443-2737 • TTY: 443-2738 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 445-2881

A program where advocacy and accompaniment is provided for families going through the legal process of sexual abuse issues as well as families who are not. Collect calls accepted.

CAPP - Child Assault Prevention Program North Coast Rape Crisis Team 443-2737, TTY: 443-2738 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 445-2881

North Coast Rape Crisis Team offers ageappropriate curricula of Child Abuse Prevention for all ages as well as Child Abuse Mandated Reporters. Training for community members. Collect calls accepted.

CWS - Child Welfare Services Humboldt County Dept. of Health & Human Services, Social Services Branch

929 Koster St., Eureka • 445-6180 (24-hrs.) www.co.humboldt.ca.us/HHS/SSB/ ChildWelfareServices.asp Hablamos Español (other languages when need arises) The goal of Child Welfare Services (CWS) is to protect children from abuse and neglect and identify and build upon child and family strengths and supports in order to develop a sense of permanency for children and families, enhancing families’ capacities to provide for their children’s needs and improve their overall well-being.

Emergency Response Services: Emergency Response workers investigate reports of children maltreatment. While protection of the child is goal, maintaining the family unit is emphasized whenever possible. Emergency Response Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Emergency Response Units also provide short-term intensive services to stabilize the family so that children can be safe and receive appropriate care. Emphasis is on crisis intervention and avoiding further intervention, such as Juvenile Court action.

Family Maintenance Services: Family Maintenance Services provides timelimited services to children in their homes, aimed at preventing or correcting neglect or abuse. A primary goal of Family Maintenance Services is to allow children to remain safely in their own homes, by providing services and supervision for the family. Families whose children have been declared dependents of the Juvenile Court may be eligible for Family Maintenance Services if the children can safely remain in the home of the parent(s), and if the problems which brought the family before the Juvenile Court can be corrected within the time allowed by law. Families whose children are at risk of neglect or abuse, and who are willing to accept voluntary services from Child Welfare Services, may also be eligible for

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✔ California Youth Toll Free Crisis Line Hablamos Español 800-843-5200 ✔ Child Welfare Services • 445-6180 ✔ Humboldt Domestic Violence Services 443-6042 or 866-668-6543 • Emergency shelter • One on one counseling • Support groups • Filing restriction orders • Court accompaniment ✔ North Coast Rape Crisis Team 445-2881 ✔ Mental Health Crisis • 445-7715 ✔ National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-TALK (8255) ✔ Poison Control Center 800-876-4766 or 800-222-1222 ✔ Youth Crisis Hotline • 444-CARE

Family Maintenance Services if the children can safely remain in the home while services are being provided. Voluntary services can be provided for up to six months, and may be extended under certain circumstances, if the family is willing to work on correcting the problems that brought the family to the attention of Child Welfare Services.

Family Preservation Program: This short-term (maximum of 60 working days), intensive intervention program is aimed at families willing to work on a voluntary basis with Child Welfare Services to correct the problems which caused a referral to Child Welfare Services. Family Preservation families are at risk for Juvenile Court intervention and removal of the children from the home. A team of workers provides services from Child Welfare Services and other providers.

Family Reunification Services: Family Reunification Services provide timelimited services to families whose children cannot remain safely in the home and have been placed in foster care, by the Juvenile Court. The goal of the Family Reunification Services is to help the family overcome safety issues so that children can be reunited with parents or guardians.

Permanency Planning: This program is designed to provide a permanent family for those children who, because of neglect or abuse, cannot safely remain at home or return to the home of the parent(s). Possible permanent plans include: adoption, guardianship, or longterm foster care. The goal of Permanency Planning


Health & So cial Se rvices is to insure that each child has the most stable home available in which to grow up.

Humboldt Domestic Violence Services Administrative Offices: 444-9255 24-hr. Crisis Hotline: 443-6042 Toll-free crisis line: 866-668-6543 Hablamos Español

ALSO SEE LISTING UNDER SHELTERS PG. 128. YSB – Youth Services Bureau Redwood Community Action Agency 1100 California St., Eureka • 443-8322 www.rcaa.org

• Launch Pad (Transitional Living Program) • 443-8322

YSB's Launch Pad is a co-ed Transitional Living Program for homeless and runaway youth ages 16-20. The goal of the program is to assist young adults in making the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Young adults reside in private or shared bedrooms in either two or three bedroom apartments. Food and necessities are provided by Launch Pad. YSB has a staff person on duty in the building 24 hours a day. Residents at Launch Pad may stay for a maximum period of 18 months. However, a resident's length of stay is ultimately determined by progress in the program, by compliance with program rules, and by the quality of interpersonal relations with others in the program. • Our House • 444-CARE (2273) Our House Shelter is a voluntary service for youth 12-17 years old. There are no youth that come to us unwillingly or without a guardian’s consent. We not only welcome parent or guardians participation, we rely on it as a means to providing help and support to the whole family. Our goal is to urge each youth back into their home whenever possible.

Two Feathers Indian Child Welfare Program SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES PG. 124.

CHILDBIRTH SEE LISTING UNDER PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH PG. 126, AND UNDER BREASTFEEDING PG. 101.

CHILD CARE Changing Tides Family Services

2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka 444-8293, 800-795-3554 www.changingtidesfs.org • Hablamos Español

• Help Paying for Child Care

2379 Myrtle Ave., Eureka 444-8293 Several programs available to help parents with the cost of child care. After completing an eligibility process, Changing Tides Family Services pays part or all of authorized care to the parent’s choice of provider. All types of providers are possible: child care centers, family child care homes, friends, neighbors, relatives, or faith-based providers.

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• Finding Child Care

2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 444-8293 Free child care referrals including how to look for child care and parenting information.

• Licensed Child Care Providers 2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 444-8293

Information and assistance for those interested in becoming child care providers.

Infant Toddler Center

Eureka High School, 1915 J St., Eureka 441-3398 or 441-2400 Highly qualified staff provides care to children from birth to 3 years of age in a licensed child care center. We offer small groups and low childadult ratios. Services are available to community members as well as teen parents. Full and part day schedules. The center accepts payment assistance programs and has full cost slots for child care available.

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Toys For Tots

Through the Toys for Tots Program, the Humboldt County chapter of the Marine Corps League takes care of the neediest children in Humboldt and Trinity Counties. Toys for Tots ensures that no child will face a Christmas without toys. Toys for Tots contacts each school in Humboldt and Trinity Counties and requests from them the number of children who need toys. The schools analyze their enrollment based on economic challenges that the children’s families may be facing. Each child who is receiving free or reduced price lunch is automatically eligible, but the administrators and school social workers have the ability to add children as they see fit. Once the number is determined the schools request vouchers from the Marine Corps League. The vouchers are given to the schools and then are handed out to the parents or guardian of the children. Each voucher is good for two age appropriate toys per child. The Marine Corps League then has distribution days where the toys are given out. Parents and guardians come and are assisted by the Marine Corps League in selecting toys for their children. Toys are collected in Toys for Tots barrels throughout the counties at many area businesses.

✔ For more information regarding Toys for Tots, contact one of the local coordinators at 443-4880.


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Fluoride in your drinking water: good or bad?

Fluoridation is the infusion of minute amounts of fluoride to community water supplies. Proponents maintain this is a cost-effective means of preventing tooth decay in children and citizens who are unable to afford dental coverage. Opponents argue that the risks associated with fluoride consumption pose a potential health hazard to the community. While there is much evidence that fluoridation does aid in preventing tooth decay, studies into the longterm effects of fluoride exposure have been inconclusive. Learn more about fluoridation by visiting these websites:

✔ Fluoride Action Network www.fluoridealert.org ✔ American Dental Association www.ada.org/fluoride.aspx ✔ The Fluoride Debate www.fluoridedebate.com ✔ North Coast Fluoride Information Network www.fluorideinfo.org

1266 9th St. • PO Box 1165, Arcata, CA 95502 PO Box 1165 • 822-7206, 800-808-7206 www.ncsheadstart.org Programs throughout Humboldt and Del Norte counties. NCS coordinates Head Start, Early Head Start & State Preschool Child Care, and offers home visiting and center-based preschool programs. NCS serves income eligible pregnant moms, infants, toddlers and children up to 5 and their families. Child care is available. Services include infant and early childhood development, physical health, mental health, dental, nutritional screening, special needs support, adults, adult literacy, and basic needs support and parenting classes. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom, plan activities, participate in policy-making groups and attend parent meetings.

CHILD ID PROGRAMS Child ID Fingerprinting

Eureka Police Dept. Public Information Office: 441-4060 The Eureka Police Department offers Child ID Fingerprinting by appointment. All identification should be updated yearly during a child’s early years, including a recent picture and new fingerprints. EPD urges parents to take advantage of child safety events in their community.

COUNSELING SEE LISTINGS UNDER MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELING PG. 122.

DENTAL SEE HEALTH PG. 105, 111, 118, 119 & FYI PG. 120.

DEPRESSION

Dedicated to the oral health of children from INFANCY through TEENAGE

SEE MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELING PG. 122. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance www.dbsalliance.org

The mission of the DBSA is to provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

DISABILITIES SEE SPECIAL NEEDS/DISABILITIES PG. 128.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SEE ACTIVITIES & RECREATION SECTION PGS. 68-69. American Red Cross We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!

2787 Harris Street, Suite A Eureka (707) 443-6781

GrowingSmilesDentistry.com

406 11th St., Eureka • 443-4521 www.humboldtredcross.org Hablamos Español (Literature)

Booklets and information on helping children cope with disaster, setting up family disaster plans and how to prepare family disaster supply kits. Presentations and workshops with teachers at local schools are available; contact a Red Cross volunteer coordinator for information.


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Try having a few different toothbrushes and flavors of toothpaste that they can choose to use.

Bedtime brushing can be tough. Try brushing right after dinner, when you and your child have more energy.

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Blue Lake Rancheria

428 Chartin Rd., Blue Lake • 668-5101 www.bluelakerancheria-nsn.gov info@bluelakerancheria-nsn.gov If there is a severe disaster in Humboldt County, the Blue Lake Rancheria offers a secure regional evacuation site with shelter, food, ample washrooms and other facilities. The Blue Lake Casino & Hotel and The Play Station 777 are all designed to function as a disaster relief center with emergency backup power. Please call or email for more information.

Living on Shaky Ground

humboldt.edu/shakyground/info/site_info/ Free download of earthquake and tsunami preparedness magazine prepared by the Humboldt Earthquake Education Center of Humboldt State University's Geology Department.

USGS (U.S. Geological Survey)

earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/prepare 650-329-4668 Free earthquake preparedness handbooks available online, as downloads or as hard copies. Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.

DIVORCE Children of Divorce Workshop Humboldt Family Service Center

1802 California St., Eureka • 443-7358 One-day session includes a court-mandated workshop for all parents who are divorcing or going through child custody battles, whether they are married or unmarried. Session covers issues of visitation agreements, how to talk to your kids about divorce so they don’t feel like victims, stepfamily and single parenting resources. Also offers individual and family counseling, domestic violence services (for victims as well as batterers) and co-parenting. Other resources include lectures, movies, information packets and community resource lists.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SEE CHILD ABUSE SERVICES PG. 102, MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELING PG. 122, AND SHELTERS PG. 127.

DRUGS & ALCOHOL SEE ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS PG. 100.

EATING DISORDERS Overeaters Anonymous

Marie 382-9192 www.oa.org/membersgroups/find-a-meeting Regular meetings held in various locations throughout Humboldt County. If one is not near you, there are also telephone and online meetings. It is not necessary to register in order to participate. Call Marie or visit the O.A. website for locations and times.

EMPLOYMENT Caregiver Services

Area 1 Agency on Aging • www.a1aa.org 434 7th St., Eureka • 443-4363 Caregiver Services provides training and support to caregivers, and a registry (the Caregiver Registry) of paid caregivers that are ready for referral to people who want to hire in-home assistance. Those seeking assistance may contact Caregiver Services to request a list of available caregivers. Caregivers are required to go through a Caregiver Training and an Application Process to be listed on the registry for referral. Caregivers seeking employment may contact Caregiver Services to be placed on the “IT” (interested in training) mailing list. Everyone on the IT mailing list will receive a flyer in the mail to inform them of upcoming caregiver trainings, in order to register in advance.

The Job Market

409 K St., Eureka • 441-5627 www.thejobmarket.org The Job Market is a one-stop resource center whether you’re looking for a job or an employee. Services include job listings, help with resumes and cover letters, information on job training and hiring incentives, on-line resumes from job applicants and more. The Job Market is also a hub for several local and state agencies, such as Employment Development Department, Employment Training Division, Eureka Adult School, Humboldt Regional Occupational

George Petersen Insurance Agency 416 E Street | Eureka, CA 95501 707.442.2971 | Fax 707.442.7281 www.gpins.com | info@gpins.com | License # 0603247


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FAMILY PLANNING SEE HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS PG. 116 & PREVENTION EDUCATION PG. 127.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Changing Tides Family Services 2379 Myrtle Ave., Eureka 444-8293 • 800-795-3554 www.changingtidesfs.org Hablamos Español

• Help Paying for Child Care Information on subsidized child care including the Family Child Care Home Education Network.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the North Coast (CCCS) ALSO SEE LISTING IN EDUCATION PG. 79. 1309 11th St., Suite 104, Arcata 822-8536 • www.cccsnojuggle.org

Financial Resource Center promotes, develops, and empowers healthy financial lives through coaching, education, and community advocacy.

Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services – Social Services Branch 929 Koster St., Eureka • 269-3590

• CalFresh

The CalFresh Program is a Federal nutrition program that helps eligible low-income people purchase the food they need for good health. CalFresh benefits are not cash. Households that are eligible will receive a plastic electronic benefit (EBT) card that is used at the store, like a debit card, when purchasing food items.

• CalWorks CalWorks (California Work Opportunities and Responsibilities to Kids) is California’s TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program that provides temporary financial assistance and employment focused services to families with minor children who have income and property below State maximum limits for their family size. Welfare to Work is the Employment Services portion of CalWORKs that assists parents of CalWORKs children in obtaining the skills needed to quickly secure employment and become self-sufficient.

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these targeted populations: low-income families, individuals under 21 years of age or aged 65 and over, and persons who are aged, blind, or disabled.

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The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12, during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Families who would like to request toys for their children may contact the local coordinator, or complete a request form which they can get from any local elementary school office in Humboldt County.

Union Labor Health Foundation c/o Humboldt Area Foundation

363 Indianola Rd., Bayside 442-2417 • fax: 442-2382 • www.ulhf.org

• Angel Fund

The Angel Fund accommodates requests for small grants to meet immediate health needs of individuals residing in Humboldt County. Applications are accepted on a referral basis from school personnel, public agency staff, non-profit staff and medical professionals and are reviewed weekly to provide a rapid response to urgent needs. Angel Fund grant requests must be less than $500. Most grants made are between $50 and $200. Applications are accepted at any time, and are reviewed every Wednesday.

• Children's Dental Angel Fund The Dental Angel Fund provides small grants to meet immediate dental needs of children up to age nineteen. This fund is similar to the Angel Fund except it addresses dental needs specifically in situations where emergency funds are required.

Where Strong Futures Begin Shaw & Petersen Insurance 1313 Fifth St. Eureka

443-0845

Lic.# 0340995

for all your Commercial & Personal Insurance Services

Anderson Robinson Starkey Insurance Agency

1117 Samoa Blvd. Arcata

822-7251

Lic.# 0C60256

Harbers Insurance Agency 210 12th St. Fortuna

725-3316 Lic.# 0510019

Shaw Insurance Services 2275 North St. Anderson

530-365-2576 Lic.# 0B07026

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• Community Health Grant The Community Health Grant supports health related projects and programs in Humboldt County. The Foundation provides funding to nonprofit institutions that nurture, foster, encourage, support and educate in order to enhance the well being of each individual within the County of Humboldt. Deadlines for submitting applications are March 1 and Sept. 1.

Redwood Coast Regional Center SEE LISTING UNDER SPECIAL NEEDS/ DISABILITIES PG. 129. Redwood Community Action Agency SEE LISTING UNDER GENERAL INFORMATION, SERVICES & REFERRALS PG. 114.

FIRST AID Infant, Child & Adult CPR & First Aid Classes

American Red Cross, 406 11th St., Eureka 443-4521 • www.redcross.org/ca/eureka Hablamos Español (literature) Covers burns, shock, poisoning, seizures and general information. Weekly CPR classes.

FOOD & NUTRITION Blue Lake Rancheria

428 Chartin Rd., Blue Lake • 668-5101 www.bluelakerancheria-nsn.gov info@bluelakerancheria-nsn.gov The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe provides over 40,000 meals for children throughout the Humboldt County service area, including school breakfasts, lunches, after-school snacks, summer lunches, nutrition intervention and needs assessment assistance. Services provided through tribal government programs, a variety of community partnerships and grants. Please call or email for more information.

CalFresh SEE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, PG. 107 Changing Tides Family Services

2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka 444-8293, 800-795-3554 www.changingtidesfs.org • Hablamos Español The Child Care Food Program partially or fully reimburses meals served in participating licensed family child care homes. Providers who participate in this program provide meals or snacks that meet federal nutrition standards at no additional expense to the parent. These homes are monitored for compliance with federal standards.

Eureka Rescue Mission

Men's Shelter: 110 2nd St., Eureka • 445-3787 Women's and Children's Shelter: 107 3rd St., Eureka • 443-5016 Main/Executive Office: 306 West Clark, Eureka


Health & So cial Se rvices For donations or purchasing donated items: 1031 Broadway, Eureka • 443-4551 www.eurekarescuemission.org Food and clothing, shelter on a nightly basis when available. ID needed for shelter. Women's and children's shelter offered on longer term basis. Showers and clothing exchange also available. New Life Christian Discipleship Program offered for men.

Food Distribution Program (Hoopa) Hoopa/Willow Creek 530-625-4646

Distribution of USDA food items in the Hoopa Reservation to Native Americans meeting income criteria. All tribal members welcome to register; must have valid tribal identification. Anyone who lives in reservation territory is eligible.

Food for People

307 W. 14th St., Eureka • 445-3166 www.foodforpeople.org Food for People, the food bank for Humboldt County, provides emergency and supplemental food for low-income individuals and households, including families with children. Families in need of food from the Food for People Choice Pantry in Eureka may call to schedule an appointment; walk-in appointments may also be available during distribution hours. Each household may “shop” in the Choice Pantry once per calendar month. In addition, bread, and often fruits and vegetables, are available in their lobby every weekday. The pantry is open every Tues, Wed from 10am to 3pm and every Fri as well as the 2nd and 4th Thurs

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of each month from 10am to 4pm. The Choice pantry is located at 307 W. 14th St. in Eureka. Eligibility is limited to one food box per month, although bread and produce are offered daily, as available. Food for People also provides food for a network of 21 pantries located throughout Humboldt County; please call for the location of a pantry in your community.

• Additional Pantry Network Locations ARCATA

Campbell Creek Connexion 76 13th St. • 826-1000 Every Sat 10am–Noon Serving primarily seniors 321 Community Park Way • 825-2027 3rd Thurs 10:30–11am

BLUE LAKE Blue Lake CRC/Mad River Grange Ave. (non-distr. days) • 668-4281 3rd Thurs 10-11am, or anytime at CRC

BRIDGEVILLE Bridgeville Community Center 38717 Kneeland Rd. • 777-1775 3rd Fri 10am–3pm, or as needed

EUREKA Humboldt Senior Resource Center 1910 California St., Eureka • 443-9747 3rd Thurs 8:30-10am

FERNDALE Ferndale Community Church 712 Main St. • 786-4475 • 3rd Thurs 1-3pm

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FORTUNA St. Joseph’s Pantry Shelf 2292 Newberg Rd. • 725-1148 Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-Noon

GARBERVILLE Garberville Presbyterian Church 437 Maple Lane • 923-3295 (Church) Tues/Thurs 10:30am–Noon, Wed 2–4pm

LOLETA Loleta Community Church, 228 Church Street 845-0464 (CRC) • 733-5751 (Church) Thurs 3–5pm (Not 1st or 5th Thurs)

MCKINLEYVILLE McKinleyville Family Resource Center 1450 Hiller Rd. • 840-0905 Tues and Fri 11am–1pm

ORICK Orick Elementary School/CRC Pantry 120918 Hwy 101 • 488-2803 3rd Thurs Noon–2pm

Mateel Community Center

59 Rusk Lane, Redway • 923-3368 Serving more than 5,000 free community meals annually, the Mateel Meal has been pleasing hungry patrons at the Mateel Community Center for nearly two decades. The free hot meals are served from Tues-Thurs Noon-1pm.

Northcoast Children’s Services SEE LISTING UNDER CHILD CARE PG. 104. Salvation Army 2123 Tydd St., Eureka • 442-6475

Emergency food, clothing and help with utility bills, as resources permit. Open Mon-Fri 9:30am–Noon.

WIC - Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program

Humboldt County Dept. of Health and Human Services, 317 2nd St., Eureka • 445-6255 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ women,infantsandchildren.asp

SCOTIA

Eureka WIC Clinic, 317 2nd St. • 445-6255 Mon/Tues/Wed 9-4:30, Thurs 9-6, Fri 9-1

Bread for Life, 143 Main St. • 764-5239 3rd Thurs 10am-12pm, following Fri 10am-Noon

Fortuna WIC Clinic, 1108 Main St. • 726-9427 Mon and Wed, 9am-11:30am and 1–4pm; Tues 9am–11:30am and 1–5:30pm

TRINIDAD

Garberville WIC Clinic, 727 Cedar St. 923-2779 • Tues 9–11:30am and 1–4pm

Trinidad Lion’s Club Pantry Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity St. 3rd Wed 10:30am-12:30pm

WILLOW CREEK Willow Creek Community Resource Center Pantry • 38883 Hwy 299 • 530-629-3141 Mon/Wed/Fri and 3rd Thurs 10am–Noon

• After School Snack Program The After School Snack Program provides healthy snacks in after school settings at different Humboldt County Schools and youth programs.

• Backpack for Kids Program This program provides a backpack filled with kid-friendly, nutritious food every Fri during the school year for children who are considered at risk for hunger over the weekend.

• Children’s Summer Lunch Program This program provides over 14,000 free nutritious lunches for youth ages 0-18 years of age each summer at sites in Orick, Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Fortuna, Rohnerville and Rio Dell.

• Commodity Supplemental Food Program This program provides a 35- to 40-pound box of nutritious commodity foods (and infant formula) for income eligible pregnant and nursing mothers and families with children ages birth to age 5 years who are not enrolled in WIC. An ideal option for children 5-6 years old who are too old for WIC but have not yet entered school.

Fortuna Adventist Community Services 2331 Rohnerville Rd., Fortuna • 725-1166

Emergency food and clothing for Eel River Valley area residents. 9:30-11:30am Tues and Wed.

McKinleyville WIC Clinic, 1450A Hiller Rd. 839-1173 • Thurs 10:30am–2pm and 3–6pm WIC is the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program for incomeeligible pregnant, breastfeeding and nonbreastfeeding women and children under the age of five who have a nutritional need. WIC is a federally funded program, administered by the California Department of Health Services.

• Breastfeeding Education and Support Participants receive encouragement, education and help with breastfeeding. Electric and manual breast pumps are available for loan. A Certified Lactation Consultant is on staff and is accessible to all postpartum women and infants.

• Food Vouchers WIC provides monthly food vouchers to be used at local grocery stores to purchase healthy supplemental foods for your family. Fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, whole grains, eggs, peanut butter, beans, are just some of the food items available on WIC.

• Nutrition Assessment and Education WIC provides limited assessment and screening by staff who are trained in maternal and child health, individual nutrition education, instructions in food preparation and tips for food shopping.

• Referrals WIC provides referrals to substance abuse counseling and treatment, support services for food, income and housing, domestic violence services, dental health services, and child support services.


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Valid at all Cloney’s Pharmacies. Certain restrictions may apply. See store for details. No cash value.

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CLONEY’S PRESCRIPTION PHARMACY

525 5TH ST., Eureka 443-1614 • Fax 443-4461

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United Indian Health Services WIC 1600 Weeot Way, Arcata CA 95521 825-5030 or 800-675-3693, ext. 5030 www.uihs.org

ALSO SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES PG. 125. You may be eligible for the WIC program if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum, a mother or father with children under the age of 5, or have foster children. All ethnic groups welcome.

FOSTER FAMILIES Environmental Alternatives

2928 E St., Eureka • 443-7370 • www.ea.org Environmental Alternatives is a private, nonprofit corporation founded in 1981 that provides a variety of residential services to neglected and delinquent children. It operates a Foster Family Agency and a variety of group homes as well as a summer camp for kids. Our “therapeutic foster parent” model places the emphasis on the foster parent in terms of receiving regular and ongoing support, training and guidance from numerous sources including staff, social workers and local licensed therapists. Contact our office for more information on how to become a foster parent.

Foster Families

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services 929 Koster St., Eureka Foster Care Hotline: 441-5013 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/ssb/ fosterparentrecruitment.asp Become a Foster Family. Humboldt County Foster Families are members of a team consisting of social workers, service providers, birth families, and the agency. Foster Families provide a safe, supportive, nurturing home for a child while mentoring children, families, and fostering family connections until reunification or other permanent arrangements can be made. Become a foster family so that children in your community can remain in their own schools and neighborhoods. For more information on becoming a foster family, contact our Foster Care Hotline at 441-5013.

New Directions of Humboldt Foster Family Association

PO Box 1283, Eureka, CA 95502 • 496-6070 New Directions of Humboldt Foster Family Association offers members monthly training, advocacy, support groups, and more. Typically the association meets the second Thurs each month, 9:30am-Noon, at the Nazarene Church on E St. in Eureka.

GAY/LESBIAN PFLAG National-Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays 202-467-8180 • www.pflag.org

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support.

GENERAL INFORMATION, SERVICES & REFERRALS ALSO SEE FYI BOX FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS & INFORMATION PG. 120. American Cancer Society 2942 F St., Eureka • 442-1436 www.cancer.org Hablamos Español (literature, videos)

The American Cancer Society offers Cancer, tobacco and nutrition education programs, and free information and resources for families dealing with a cancer diagnosis. College scholarships are available for youth cancer survivors. The Society is a good source for free brochures, posters and other materials for school research reports.

• Smoking Cessation Class Free three-hour group smoking cessation class offered on the third Wed of each month from 6-9pm. Call to sign up for classes.

American Heart Association Brian Zambor 916-446-6505 www.americanheart.org

Dedicated to providing education and information on fighting heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association sponsors Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart events. Free assembly with events; call for details.

• Hoops for Heart Hoops for Heart teaches middle school students basketball skills while raising funds to support lifesaving heart and stroke research. Students ask friends and family for donations and receive thank-you gifts based on the dollars they raise. This educational program teaches physical fitness and promotes the value of community service to students and their families. It shows students that they can contribute to their community's welfare.

• Jump Rope for Heart Jump Rope for Heart engages elementary students in jumping rope while raising funds to support lifesaving heart and stroke research. Students ask friends and family for donations and receive thank-you gifts based on the dollars they raise. This educational program teaches physical fitness and promotes the value of community service to students and their families. It shows students that they can contribute to their community's welfare.

Boys Town National Hotline 24-hour National Hotline: 800-448-3000 www.boystown.org

The Boys Town National Hotline is a 24-hour crisis, resource and referral line for both boys and girls and their parents. Trained counselors can respond to questions every day of the week, 365 days of the year. The line can help children and parents with suicide prevention, depression, school issues, parenting troubles, runaways, relationship problems, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, chemical dependency, anger and much more.


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Children & Family Services Become a Humboldt County Foster Family A little space in your life today can make a big difference in the life of a child. Foster parents meet a need no one else can and are urgently needed throughout Humboldt County. Foster parents are families just like yours. Single people, couples and people with or without children can become foster parents. Foster parents can be retired, working or going to school. They can own a home or rent. Most importantly, foster parents are people who genuinely care about the well-being of children and their families. Foster homes are needed throughout our community so that children and youth can stay in their neighborhoods and schools until reunification with their families or other permanent arrangements can be made. Financial support is provided, and children’s health needs are fully covered through Medi-Cal at no cost to the foster family. Additional supports are also available.

For more information about becoming a foster parent, call 707-476-4700.

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California Adolescent Health Collaborative

555 12th St., Oakland • 510-285- 5712 www.californiateenhealth.org CAHC is a public-private statewide coalition with the goal of increasing understanding and support for adolescent health and wellness in California. Other services provided by CAHC are detailed on the organization’s website and include links to state-funded health programs and referral services.

California Youth Crisis Line

800-843 5200 • www.youthcrisisline.org For all California youth (ages 12-24) and their families. Crisis intervention, 24hr crisis intervention counseling line, information and referrals; conference calls to guardians and services; message center for guardians and children. Anonymous and confidential. Free. English, Spanish, other languages on request. Need support? Don’t want to talk on the phone right now? Check out the new service: We Hear You! Online LIVE CHAT to get in touch with a live volunteer or staff counselor who can provide you with support and resource referrals to shelters, medical services, on-going counseling and many more. Simply, we are here to listen. Topics for both phone and chat services include runaway and homelessness, dating violence, child abuse, depression, any teen-related issue and much more. For availability, go to www.calyouth.org and click on Resources.

Care Line

Humboldt County Dept. Health & Human Services • 800-698-0843 Hablamos Español (other languages available) Information and referral for family/child health exams and medical care, pregnancy care, nutrition programs and other family needs. 8:30am-Noon and 1-5pm Mon-Fri.

Children Now

1404 Franklin St., Suite 700, Oakland 510-763-2444 • www.childrennow.org Children Now’s mission is to find common ground among influential opinion leaders, interest groups and policymakers, who together can develop and drive socially innovative, “win-win” approaches to helping all children achieve their full potential.

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) 2201 Broadway, Suite 705, Oakland 510-663-3224 • www.cdfca.org

CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school or suffer family breakdown. CDF began in 1973 and is a private, nonprofit organization supported by foundations, corporation grants and individual donations. We have never taken government funds.

First 5 Humboldt

1012 2nd St., Eureka • 445-7389 www.humkids.org First 5 Humboldt, together with families and communities, promotes comprehensive, integrated systems of services for early childhood development in order to foster secure, healthy and loving children eager to learn and develop their full potential.

Kris Kelly Health Information Center Evergreen Lodge, 2711 Dolbeer, Eureka 442-9094 • sje-kkhic@stjoe.org www.kkhic.org

Phone consultation and walk-in assistance with referral, resources and information for health and mental health, housing, food, alcohol and chemical dependencies, disabilities, employment, recycling and more. Assists with access to services within the area and facilitates support groups for a variety of issues.

RCAA - Redwood Community Action Agency

904 G St., Eureka • 269-2002 • www.rcaa.org Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) is a locally based, private non-profit organization that provides a wide range of services to low and moderate income residents of Humboldt County. Its long-term goal is to develop programs through which people can become self-sufficient and empowered to improve their own lives.

United Way Switchboard 718 3rd St., Eureka 441-1001 • 877-460-6000 www.theswitchboard.org

The United Way Switchboard is a free, confidential telephone number connecting callers to community resources. Callers talk to a live person who will listen and help clarify their needs, identify options and connect them to the needed resource. Currently the Switchboard is adjusting to meet the needs of the community by moving to implement a 2-1-1 call system. 2-1-1 is a toll-free health and human service number available 24/7. It is a nationally accredited program that helps connect callers to nonemergency resources they need as well as to community service and volunteer opportunities.

William T. Rooney Resource Center Humboldt Area Foundation 373 Indianola Rd., Bayside • 442-2993 www.hafound.org

The William T. Rooney Resource Center is Humboldt County’s first information clearinghouse and support center designed to meet the needs of nonprofit organizations. Operated by the Humboldt Area Foundation, the center has amassed an impressive and growing collection of publications and other resources for the nonprofit professional, board member or volunteer. Facilities include a comprehensive resource library, plus conference rooms for workshops, training seminars and retreats. 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri.


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YSB – Youth Services Bureau

Redwood Community Action Agency 1100 California St., Eureka • 443-8322 www.rcaa.org YSB serves youth and their families in Humboldt County with the goal of preventing small problems within the family, school and community from becoming large ones.

• Launch Pad (Transitional Living Program) 445-1360. YSB's Launch Pad is a co-ed Transitional Living Program for homeless and runaway youth ages 16-20. The goal of the program is to assist young adults in making the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Young adults reside in private or shared bedrooms in either two or three bedroom apartments. Food and necessities are provided by Launch Pad. YSB has a staff person on duty in the building 24-hours a day. Residents at Launch Pad may stay for a maximum period of eighteen months. However, a resident's length of stay is ultimately determined by progress in the program, by compliance with program rules, and by the quality of interpersonal relations with others in the program.

• Our House Our House Shelter is a voluntary service for youth 12-17 years old. There are no youth that come to us unwillingly or without a guardian’s consent. We not only welcome parent or guardians participation, we rely on it as a means to providing help and support to the whole family. Our goal is to urge each youth back into their home whenever possible.

• RAVEN Project 443-7099. The RAVEN Project is a youth led, youth implemented street outreach program/ drop-in center. The population RAVEN serves is youth up to age 21 who are homeless, runaway, traveling, disenfranchised, street, or at risk. The free services provided include: weekly anonymous HIV testing, peer mediation/counseling, harm reduction education, job preparation assistance, social service application assistance, financial aid and school registration assistance, computer/ internet use, phone use, showers, meals, laundry, used clothing, blankets/sleeping bags, safer sex supplies, bleach kits, first aid supplies, and basic hygienic material.

• Southern Humboldt Program Case work services and temporary emergency shelter for youth 12-17

• Youth Crisis Hotline 444-CARE (2273). YSB’s 24-Hour crisis hotline was established to provide immediate over the phone intervention, information and referrals to youth and families in crisis. Crisis staff are trained to deal with any caller’s concerns or questions and are updated on current and appropriate referrals. All access to our crisis shelter begins by calling the hotline.

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Caring for Cuts, Scrapes, and Puncture Wounds

If you’re caring for someone else, remember to protect yourself from illnesses carried in blood and body fluids. Use latex gloves or whatever else is available (a towel, perhaps) as a barrier between you and the blood.

CONTROL BLEEDING

• Apply direct pressure to a cut or scrape to stop bleeding. • Allow a minor puncture wound to stop bleeding on its own, unless the bleeding is heavy. This may help clean out the wound.

CLEAN THE WOUND

• Kill germs and remove the dirt by washing the wound with warm water and soap. • Soak a minor puncture wound in warm, sudsy water for several minutes. Repeat this at least 2 times every day.

COVER THE INJURY

• Hold the edges of a cut together with a butterfly bandage. • Apply antibiotic ointment. • For a cut or scrape, apply an adhesive bandage or clean gauze. Tape it in place. • Cover a minor puncture with gauze to absorb drainage and let in air to help with healing.

Treating Minor Burns • Cool the burn immediately. Otherwise, the skin continues to hold heat and will keep burning. Use cloths soaked in cool water, place the burned area under a gentle stream of cool water, or submerge the burn in a full sink or bucket. • Treat a minor burn like you treat a minor cut or scrape. Clean and cover it with a loose dressing. • Do not put butter, oil, or ointment on a burn. This only seals in heat. • Don’t break blisters or pull off skin from a broken blister. This skin helps protect the healing skin underneath.


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HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS Blue Lake Rancheria

428 Chartin Rd., Blue Lake • 668-5101 www.bluelakerancheria-nsn.gov info@bluelakerancheria-nsn.gov The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe sponsors an annual health fair to provide free and low cost screenings, scans, tests, vaccinations and shots for the entire community. Presented in partnership with local hospitals and medical services providers, attendees can also obtain information on nutrition, disease management, alternative medicine and much more. Please call or email to save the date for the next scheduled community health fair.

Healthy Families Program

PO Box 138005, Sacramento CA 95813 800-880-5305 • www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov Hablamos Español, other languages available State-operated program provides affordable health care for children and teens who are not covered by no-cost Medi-Cal and who do not have private insurance. Insurance covers health, dental and vision, immunizations for uninsured children ages 1-18 residing in California. Sliding scale fee based on income and family size. Low co-payments offered at no deductible. Assistance available in filling out and turning in applications.

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services

www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs Hablamos Español • Other languages available The Department of Health and Human Services offers a wide variety of mental health, public health and social services, including vaccinations.

• California Children’s Services

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services 908 7th St., Eureka • 445-6212 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ CaliforniaChildren'sServices.asp  Hablamos Español, other languages available This program authorizes specialized medical care and rehabilitation for children whose families might not be able to provide all or part of the eligible child’s medical needs. This program assists seriously ill and chronically handicapped children to access the specialized pediatric services that best diagnose and treat specifically eligible medical conditions, as well as to provide assistance with payment of those services. 

promote quality well child care and provide follow up of children diagnosed with problems during their CHDP exam. The exams are comprehensive providing a complete history and physical that can identify hearing, vision, physical, dental, developmental and mental health problems.

• Child Passenger Safety Program

Humboldt County Dept. of Health and Human Services, 908 7th St., Eureka • 476-4991 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ childpassengersafetyprogram.asp Humboldt County’s Child Passenger Safety Program has free classes, car seat installation assistance and safety seat inspections. They also provide and distribute low cost car seats for low income families.

• Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Humboldt County Dept. of Health and Human Services, 908 7th St., Eureka • 441-5556 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ ChildhoodLeadPoisoningPrevention Program.asp The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program works with Public Health Nursing, Environmental Health, the Child Health and Disability Prevention program, and the Public Health Laboratory to prevent, detect, and eliminate lead poisoning in children under six years of age. The program includes outreach and education to family members, caregivers, and others involved in the lives of young children to raise awareness of lead hazards in the community, to educate about lead poisoning prevention, and to increase blood lead level testing in the county. Public Health Nursing provides case management services for children with elevated blood lead levels.

• Healthy Kids Humboldt

Humboldt County Dept. of Health and Human Services • 442-6066 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ healthykidshumboldt.asp Healthy Kids Humboldt is the local Children’s Health Initiative. Its goal is to ensure that all eligible children 18 and under in Humboldt County have access to health insurance coverage. They do this by reaching out to uninsured families and helping them enroll in low- and no-cost health insurance options.  • Life Jackets Save Lives!

• CHDP – Child Health & Disability

Prevention Program

www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ lifejacketloan.asp • 441-5574

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services 908 7th St., Eureka • 445-6210 Hablamos Español, other languages available

The Life Jacket Loan Program, established by the Health Education Division, makes available free life jackets for children and adults for a day or week-end loan during the summer water recreation season.

The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program is a health promotion and disease prevention program serving infants, children and teens. We refer families to health care providers if they do not have established medical homes and to Medi-Cal or Healthy Families if they do not have insurance. We work with health care providers to

• Nurse Family Partnership

Humboldt County Health and Human Services 317 2nd St., Eureka • 268-2105 Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a voluntary, home visiting program for first-time parents. As a first-time mom, you most likely have a lot of


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Dedicated to the good health of your family St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial hospitals are dedicated to creating a healthier North Coast for all of our community members. We offer a wide range of services to suit your health care needs. St. Joseph Hospital .................................................. 445-8121 Redwood Memorial Hospital ................................ 725-3361 Community Resource Centers .............................. 442-5239 Kris Kelly Health Information Center ................ 442-9094

For more information on all of our services, visit our web sites at stjosepheureka.org and redwoodmemorial.org

Get insurance for your kids!

you find the right health Healthy Kids Humboldt is here to help very low-cost insurance insurance program for your child. Free and nty working families. programs are available for Humboldt Cou Healthy Kids Humboldt If you want insurance for your child, call ts typically take less than at 442-6066. Enrollment appointmen an hour.

Our services are free! Healthy Kids Humboldt 707.442.6066

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North Coast Clinics Network

Quality, low-cost, comprehensive medical, dental & mental health care Burre Dental Center Eureka 442-7078 Del Norte Community Health Ctr Crescent City 465-6925 Dental 465-4636 Eureka Community Health & Wellness Center Main Line 441-1624 Pediatrics 269-7051 • Specialty 442-4038 Humboldt Open Door Clinic Arcata 826-8610 McKinleyville Community Health Ctr McKinleyville 839-3068 Mobile Health Services 443-4666 NorthCountry Clinic Arcata 822-2481 • Prenatal 822-1385 Redwoods Rural Health Ctr Redway 923-2783 Six Rivers Planned Parenthood Eureka 442-5700 Southern Trinity Health Services Mad River 574-6616 Willow Creek Community Health Ctr Willow Creek 530-629-3111 Visit Our Website!

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questions. That’s why NFP nurse home visitors’ starts working with you before you give birth to your child. By meeting with you as early in your pregnancy as possible, our nurse home visitors address your questions and concerns, prepare you for childbirth, and help ensure that you have a healthy baby. From helping you to have a healthy pregnancy, to coaching you on child development, to empowering you to pursue your heart’s desire, your nurse home visitor will always be there for you, so you can be there for your baby. (Serving the entire Humboldt County area.)

• Oral Health Program Humboldt County Dept. of Health and Human Services, 908 7th St., Eureka • 441-5560 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/HHS/PHB/ OralHealth.asp In collaboration with community partners, the Oral Health Program ensures the oral health of pregnant women and children in our community.

• Prenatal Care Guidance Program

Public Health Branch-Maternal Child and Adolescent Health 908 7th St., Eureka 445-6210, 800-698-0843 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ perinatalservices.asp Hablamos Español The Prenatal Care Guidance program assists pregnant women and their families in accessing services to support a healthy pregnancy. Families can be linked to: • MediCal or AIM insurance Programs • An obstetric provider • Dental services • WIC (Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Nutrition program) • The Nurse Family Partnership program or public health nurse home visiting services • Early Head Start • Childbirth education • Breastfeeding support • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug cessation programs • Car Seat program for a low-cost car seat • Local family resource centers or playgroups • Psychological support

• Public Health Nursing 268-2105 Public Health Nurses provide case management home visiting services to all ages and in all geographic locations of the County. Referrals are received from a variety of sources: hospitals, medical offices, Social Services, schools, general public, and self referrals. Public Health Nurses work in conjunction with Community Health Outreach Workers to provide health and safety assessments and offer appropriate education. Public Health Nurses have received Disaster Training and are available in case of an event.


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Mad River Community Hospital 3800 Janes Rd. Arcata • 826-8266

The specially trained Doctors and Nurses at Mad River Hospital understand how important it is to have families stay with children when they come to the Emergency Room; as it can be a scary time. Mad River Hospital has met special training and equipment requirements and has been designated as an Emergency Room approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). This means that the ER has equipment and instruments that have been sized for children. All nurses are specially trained in the care of children (PALS, Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

Need Information about Medical, Dental or Pregnancy Care?

Redwoods Rural Health Center

101 West Coast Rd., Redway • 923-2783 www.rrhc.org/newsite One-on-one counseling, sliding scale. There is a pediatrician two times a month and Family Practice primary care for all ages all the time, general Dentistry, Telemedicine and Acupuncture.

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Northern California 2425 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95817 916-453-2000, 800-237-5055 www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org Shriners Hospitals offer medical services to children under age 18 who have been burned or suffer from bone or muscular disorders or spinal cord injuries. Assistance is available regardless of race, religion or relationship to a Shriner. Treatment is free of charge; screening clinics held nationwide.

Six Rivers Planned Parenthood

3225 Timber Fall Court, Eureka Clinic, 442-5700 • Administration, 442-2961 Education, 445-2018 • www.ppeureka.org Hablamos Español Planned Parenthood offers a variety of services. Clinic Services are offered for women, men and teens, pregnancy testing and options, information, birth control, testing and treatment for urinary tract infection and STDs, HIV testing, breast exams and Pap exams and more.

HOMELESS SUPPORT ALSO SEE FOOD & NUTRITION PG. 108, RUNAWAYS & MISSING CHILDREN PG. 127, AND SHELTERS, PG. 127. Homeless Education Project Eureka City Schools • 441-2516 www.eurekacityschools.org

The Homeless Education Project connects Eureka City Schools homeless children and their families to the services they may need in the schools and community to help pave the way to school enrollment, attendance, and success. The Homeless Education Project goes about doing this by providing liaisons to support a successful ECS school experience, providing transportation to school, backpacks, school and hygiene supplies, school shoes, clothing, and laundry vouchers, literacy activities in the shelters, access to mental health counseling and housing programs as well as to the basic needs of food clothing and shelter.

We provide information and referrals for:

• Low or no cost health and

dental insurance for children, call Healthy Kids Humboldt at (707) 442-6066

• Doctors, child birth classes, and nutrition during pregnancy

• Well child visits & immunizations • Financial assistance for some

children with special health needs

• Local therapists who specialize in children’s needs

• Low-cost child car seats • Childhood injury prevention • Youth safe driving

707-445-6210 1-800-698-0843 Child Health and Disability Prevention Program Maternal Child Adolescent Health Division Public Health Branch/ Dept. of Health & Human Services

908 Seventh St., Eureka www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb


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Homelessness Network YES - Youth Educational Services

Humboldt State University • 826-4965 www.studentaffairs.humboldt.edu/yes/ programs/homelessness_network.php Homelessness Network is a program designed to offer assistance to homeless families living at transitional housing available at Serenity Inn in Eureka. The focus of attention is centered on the children, to offer additional stimulus and educational exposure that may serve to peak their interests and nurture creativity and a love of learning.

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YSB – Youth Services Bureau

Redwood Community Action Agency 1100 California St., Eureka 43-8322 • www.rcaa.org

• Our House

Our House Shelter is a voluntary service for youth 12-17 years old. There are no youth that come to us unwillingly or without a guardian’s consent. We not only welcome parent or guardians participation, we rely on it as a means to providing help and support to the whole family. Our goal is to urge each youth back into their home whenever possible.

Health Care Providers & Information

GENERAL INFORMATION AND REFERRALS Humboldt - Del Norte County Medical Society • 442-2367 Humboldt Del Norte County Dental Society • 443-7476 Kris Kelly Health Info. Center 442-9094 • www.kkhic.org Humboldt Community Switchboard 2-1-1 • 441-1001 • 877-460-6000 Hupa Family Resource Center 8 Holt St. • 530-625-4000 Willow Creek Community Resource Center, 38883 Hwy 299 • 530-629-3141

CLINICS & HEALTH CENTERS ARCATA ✔ Open Door Clinic 770 10th St. • 826-8610 ✔ NorthCountry Clinic 785 18th St. • 822-2481 Prenatal & Obstetrics • 822-1385 ✔ United Indian Health Services Potawot Health Village 1600 Weeot Way • 825-5010 EUREKA ✔ Eureka Open Door Community Health Center 2200 Tydd St. • 441-1624 ✔ Burre Dental Clinic 959 Myrtle Ave. • 442-7078 FORTUNA ✔ Redwood Women’s Center 3309 Renner Dr. • 725-6108 GARBERVILLE / REDWAY ✔ Redwood Rural Health Clinic 101 West Coast Rd., Redway • 923-2783 ✔ Southern Humboldt Community Clinic 733 Cedar St., Garberville • 923-3925 HOOPA ✔ K'ima:w Medical Center 1200 Airport Rd. • 530-625-4261 MCKINLEYVILLE ✔ McKinleyville Open Door Community Health Center 1644 Central Ave. • 839-3068

WEITCHPEC ✔ Weitchpec Health Clinic Libby Nix Community Center California 96, Hoopa • 530-625-4300 WILLOW CREEK ✔ Six Rivers Medical Clinic 850 Hwy. 96 • 530-629-3116 ✔ Willow Creek Family Health Center 38883 Hwy. 299 • 530-629-3111 Dental Clinic • 530-629-1941 COUNTY-WIDE SERVICES ✔ Humboldt County Dept. of Health & Human Services • 441-5400 Social Services Branch • 476-4700 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/ssb/ ✔ Mobile Medical Office Serving Loleta, Eureka, Ferndale, Rio Dell & Fortuna Call for location/appointment: 443-4666 EMERGENCY & URGENT CARE ARCATA ✔ Mad River Community Hospital 3800 Janes Rd. • 822-3621 Emergency Dept. • 826-8264 Express Care (urgent care) • 826-8270 Birth Center • 826-8263 Womens’ Health • 826-8266 EUREKA ✔ St. Joseph Health System 2700 Dolbeer St. • 445-8121 Emergency Dept. • 269-4250 Childbirth Center • 445-8121 FORTUNA ✔ Redwood Memorial Hospital 3300 Renner Drive • 725-3361 Emergency Dept. • 725-7328 GARBERVILLE / REDWAY ✔ Jerold Phelps Community Hospital 733 Cedar St., Garberville • 923-3921 HOSPICE ✔ Hospice of Humboldt 2010 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 445-8443 ✔ Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice 464 Maple Lane, Garberville • 923-7276


Health & So cial Se rvices • RAVEN Project 443-7099

The RAVEN Project is a youth led, youth implemented street outreach program/drop-in center. The population RAVEN serves is youth up to age 21 who are homeless, runaway, traveling, disenfranchised, street, or at risk. The free services provided include: weekly anonymous HIV testing, peer mediation/counseling, harm reduction education, job preparation assistance, social service application assistance, financial aid and school registration assistance, computer/ internet use, phone use, showers, meals, laundry, used clothing, blankets/sleeping bags, safer sex supplies, bleach kits, first aid supplies, and basic hygienic material.

IMMUNIZATION Immunization Clinic

Humboldt County Dept. of Health & Human Services — Public Health Branch 529 I St., Eureka • 445-6200 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ clinicservicesandimmunizations.asp Mon-Fri 8:30-11am and 1-4pm Closed Thurs mornings 727 Cedar St., Garberville • 923-2779 Mon 1–4pm

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The Public Health Branch-Nursing Division serves the community through Public Health Branch Clinics. The main Clinic is in Eureka, with two satellite clinics serving the Garberville and Willow Creek areas. These clinics provide childhood, adult and travel immunizations. Testing is available for HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis by appointment.

LEGAL SUPPORT & INFORMATION California Indian Legal Services Inc. SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES PG. 124. CASA of Humboldt-Court Appointed Special Advocates 2356 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 443-3197 www.humboldtcasa.org info@humboldtcasa.org

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) speaks for children in court because all children have a right to live in a safe, healthy and secure environment. CASA of Humboldt recruits, trains and supports volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children (newborn to 19 yrs. old) in Humboldt County California. Currently we serve 150 children a year, but there are another 150 children in our community who need our support. Please help make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child! Additional volunteer opportunities available.

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Humboldt County Department of Child Support Services 2420 6th St., Eureka • 866-901-3212 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/dcss Hablamos Español

Can establish paternity as well as obtain, enforce, collect and distribute child support and medical support orders.

Kids & the Law: An A-Z Guide for Parents SEE LISTING IN EDUCATION SECTION PG. 83. Legal Services of Northern California

123 3rd St., Eureka • 445-0866 • www.lsnc.net Civil legal services to low-income county residents, including tenants’ rights, family law and public benefits.

Teen Court

Boys & Girls Club of Humboldt County 3015 J St., Eureka • 444-0153 www.bgcredwoods.org/humboldt-county-teencourt • humtcourt@bgcredwoods.org Teen Court is a real court of law that first-time juvenile offenders may participate in, as an alternative to the juvenile justice system. Court is operated by youth volunteers, with an adult mentor judge and attorneys providing guidance. Juvenile Probation, Arcata Police Department Diversion and schools refer eligible teens to the program when the teen admits guilt and agrees to have a jury of other teens decide upon their sentence. Teen Court sentences are guided by restorative justice principles, with a focus on accountability, family relationships, building skills, and harm reduction. Youth Volunteers (grades 8-12) earn community service hours, make new friends, explore careers in the legal field, and make a positive impact on youth in the community. Group trainings take place in the fall and spring, individual or small group trainings can be arranged at any time by calling or emailing the teen court office. Teen Court Leaders Program (grades 9-12) is for youth who want to gain advanced skills, learn more about the legal field, and help to coordinate Teen Court activities. Leaders meet weekly on Thursdays. Contact the teen court office for more information.

Victim Witness Assistance Program Humboldt County Dist. Attorney’s Office 712 4th St., Eureka • 445-7417 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/distatty Hablamos Español

Program available to victims of violent crimes and offers crisis intervention, follow-up counseling, court preparation, court escort, assistance in completing “Victim of Violent Crimes” forms. Limited Spanish interpretation available.

LITERACY SEE LISTING FOR LITERACY SERVICES IN EDUCATION PG. 83 & READING, PG. 84.

MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELING Changing Tides Family Services 2379 Myrtle Ave., Eureka 444-8293, 800-795-3554 www.changingtidesfs.org

Changing Tides Family Services provides a range of mental health services to individuals who have full scope MediCAL insurance. Services include individual, family, and group therapy, case management brokerage and rehab services, therapeutic behavioral services, and other mental health services intended to support children and youth up to age 20. Services are offered at 2379 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, and also at many community locations. Staff includes licensed clinicians and other highly trained personnel.

Children’s Mental Health Services

Humboldt County Dept. of Health and Social Services, Children's Mental health Dept. 1711 3rd St. Eureka • 268-2800 Healthy Moms, 2910 H St., Eureka • 441-5220 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/HHS/MHB/ ChildrensMentalHealthServices.asp Children’s Services provides assessment, therapy, case management, psychological services, and medication services. Services are provided in collaboration with Child Welfare Services, Public Health, the Probation Department and Community Organizational Providers.

Children’s Program

Humboldt Domestic Violence Services Business: 444-9255 • Hotline: 443-6042

SEE LISTING UNDER SHELTERS PG. 128. Children, Youth & Family Services SEE LISTING UNDER ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS PG. 100. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance–Humboldt County Chapter SEE LISTING UNDER DEPRESSION PG. 104. Hoopa Valley Tribal Human Services Department Indian Child Welfare Children & Family Services SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES PG. 124. Humboldt Family Service Center

1802 California St., Eureka • 443-7358 www.humboldtfamilyservice.org/index.html Many types of counseling services are available including marital counseling, eating disorders, victims of crime, court-mandated family violence counseling and drug education counseling. Counseling is available for children 3 and up. Fees are based on a sliding scale to accommodate various income levels. Several forms of insurance are accepted. Open Mon-Thurs 9am-Noon and 1-4pm, Fri 9am-1pm.


Health & So cial Se rvices Mental Health Services for South Fork High School, Redway School and Osprey Learning Center Family Resource Center: 923-1147 344 Humboldt Ave., Redway

Children and families affiliated with South Fork High School, Redway School and Osprey Learning Center can make appointments for mental health counseling through the Family Resource Center, 923-1147. Counselors are from Changing Tides.

North Coast Rape Crisis Team SEE LISTINGS UNDER PREVENTION EDUCATION PG. 127. Redwood Family Institute 905 6th St., Arcata • 826-0921, www.redwoodfamilyinstitute.org

Individual counseling and related services are offered to people at all stages of life. These services help with depression, anxiety, fear, stress, suicidal thoughts, life transition issues, self-esteem issues, anger management, and relationship or spiritual struggles. In addition, we can help address Substance use or Abuse and related problems, including codependency.

• Children and Teens Children and teens receive help with depression, anxiety, divorce or separation issues, ADHD and ADD, school adjustment, self-esteem issues, and help with anger management. We provide help for victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect. We offer a specialized group process for parents and their children called the Parent Team Intervention Program.

• Marital and Family Counseling This program focuses conflict resolution, communication skills, divorce recover y, separation, parenting challenges, and issues with grief, anger and codependency.

• Sexual Abuse Recovery This services helps children, teen, and adult survivors and offenders overcome sexual and relational brokenness.

Redwoods Rural Health Center

101 West Coast Rd., Redway • 923-2783 www.rrhc.org/newsite One-on-one counseling, sliding scale.

Two Feathers Native American Family Services 839-1933 • 800-341-9454

SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES PG. 124. United Indian Health Services SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES PG. 125.

MENTORING Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast • 428 C St., Suite G, Eureka

Office: 445-4871, fax 445-1405 info@ncbbbs.org • www.ncbbbs.org Office hours Mon–Thurs 10am–4pm

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Bipolar Disorder In Children

Evidence exists that bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness, can occur in children and adolescents. It is difficult to diagnose in youth because it does not fit precisely the symptom criteria for adults, and because its symptoms can resemble or co-occur with those of other common childhoodonset mental disorders. It also may be mistaken for normal childhood behaviors. For more information, contact a mental health care practitioner, or visit these websites: ✔ The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Humboldt County www.DBSAlliance.org Toll Free: 800-826-3632 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 800-273-8255 ✔ Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation – www.bpkids.org ✔ National Alliance on Mental Illness – www.nami.org ✔ National Mental Health Institute www.nimh.nih.gov Our vision is that all children achieve success in life. Since 1969, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast (BBBSNC) has offered mentoring programs to children and youth 6-16 years of age. In this time, we have served over 4,000 youth. Our mission is to “provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.” Mentors, called “Bigs” are carefully screened and trained adult volunteers who strive to guide and encourage children to become more competent, caring, and confident. Bigs are matched with a child, also called a “Little” based on mutual interests. The Big and Little spend quality time sharing educational, fun, and low-cost activities, such as bike riding, playing sports, hiking, tidepooling, fishing, baking cookies, watching movies, sharing hobbies, dog walking, painting murals, gardening, playing music, sing, talk, and so much more! BBBSNC Match Support Specialists provide regular on-going monitoring and support. Bigs are always needed, especially men, for the majority of Littles on our waiting list are boys. Community Match Program - Matches are usually self-referred and meet in the community at a time that is convenient for the Big and Little, 8-12 hours a month, one-year commitment. Prospective mentors must be at least 18 years of age. We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each Little in our program


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achieving: 1) Higher aspirations, 2) Greater confidence, 3) Stronger relationships, 4) Avoidance of risky behaviors, and 5) Educational success. Mentor a Child. Make a Difference. Change a Life

California Student Opportunity & Access Program

Humboldt County Office of Education 901 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 441-3973 www.humboldt.k12.ca.us/cal-soap

SEE LISTING UNDER TUTORING PG. 89 Redwood Community Action Agency SEE LISTING UNDER GENERAL INFORMATION, SERVICES & REFERRALS PG. 114. Volunteer Center of the Redwoods 434 7th St., Eureka • 442-3711

NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES ALSO SEE LISTINGS UNDER FOOD & NUTRITION, PG. 108, 109 & 112. Blue Lake Rancheria 428 Chartin Rd., Blue Lake • 668-5101 www.bluelakerancheria-nsn.gov info@bluelakerancheria-nsn.gov

The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe provides over 40,000 meals for children throughout the Humboldt County service area, including school breakfasts, lunches, after-school snacks, summer lunches, nutrition intervention and needs assessment assistance. Services provided through tribal government programs, a variety of community partnerships and grants. Please call or email for more information.

California Indian Legal Services

324 F St., Eureka • 443-8397, 800-347-2402 www.calindian.org Statewide nonprofit corporation specializing in Indian Law, organized to provide legal representation to low-income Native Americans for legal problems unique to Native American people.

Hoopa Valley Tribal Human Services Department

#2 Orchard Ave., Hoopa • 530-625-4236 www.hoopa-nsn.gov/departments/ hsdepartment.htm Dedicated to promote, develop and maintain the highest possible level of Mental Health, including a drug free culture among the service population. Counseling program provides individual, family, group and marriage counseling, support groups, Indian Child Welfare, court advocacy and assistance for Native American Indian children and their families. Also provides substance abuse counseling for adolescents; this program features education groups, health and wellness counseling.

NCIDC - Northern California Indian Development Council

241 F St., Eureka • 445-8451 • www.ncidc.org NCIDC was established in 1976 to research, develop and administer social and economic development programs designed to meet

the needs of Indian and Native American Communities; to provide support and technical assistance for the development of such programs, and the conservation and preservation of historic and archeological sites and resources.

Two Feathers Native American Family Services 2355 Central Ave., Suite C, McKinleyville 839-1933 • www.twofeathers-nafs.org

Two Feathers Native American Family Services is a tribally chartered entity of Big Lagoon Rancheria, established to serve the needs of all Indian communities. Its mission is to promote the stability and security of families, and to protect the best interest of Indian children. We are committed to incorporating cultural traditions that encourage a balance of emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health. We are dedicated to collaborating with both Indian and non-Indian agencies to achieve these goals and to honor the privacy of Indian families.

• Advocacy The Advocacy Program provides assistance in accessing services to meet the needs of individuals and families, and accompaniment to court, law enforcement, hospitals, schools and other social services.

• Children’s Therapeutic Culture Group The Children’s Culture Group provides opportunities for inter-tribal drumming, art and song, and beading.

• Education Two Feathers provides positive Indian Parenting classes and Cultural Competency Training.

• Emergency Services Two Feathers provides emergency assistance with food, clothing, and housing for victims of Domestic Violence.

• Indian Child Welfare Referrals to ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) workers are provided.

• Information and Referrals Information and referrals are provided for Two Feathers programs and local agencies. Information is also distributed about domestic violence and child abuse.

• Social Work Services Social Work Services include case management; court, school and inter-agency advocacy; crisis intervention, referral services, and victim of crime compensation assistance.

• Therapy Culturally appropriate approaches to children, teen and adult counseling, assessments and referrals.

• Transportation Transportation is provided to and from Two Feathers Groups, and to service-related activities.

• Women’s Programs Two Feathers facilitates cultural healing groups and provides referrals.


Health & So cial Se rvices United Indian Health Services Inc.

Potawot Health Village 1600 Weeot Way, Arcata • 825-5000 www.uihs.org • Mon–Fri 8am–6pm Behavioral Health • 825-5060 Community Health & Wellness • 825-5070 Dental Services • 825-5040 Medical Services • 825-5010 Nutrition Services & WIC • 825-5030 Pharmacy • 825-5020 Fortuna Clinic: 940 Main St. • 725-7988 Tues and Thurs 8am–5pm; Wed 1pm–5pm Weitchpec Clinic: Libby Nix Community Center • 530-625-4300 • Mon and Thurs 10am-3pm, Tues and Fri 9:30am-4:30pm The United Indian Health Service offers numerous health and social services for American Indians, with a sliding scale of fees.

• Behavioral Health The Behavioral Health Program at UIHS provides a wide range of services to the local Indian communities. We are working to improve the quality of life for Indian families by being sensitive to Indian traditions in the healing process. Our program provides supportive counseling to Indian children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with personal adjustments, emotional issues, or substance abuse/addictions/alcohol.

• Pharmacy Services UIHS Pharmacy Services is dedicated to providing quality, accurate and timely service for medication processing and prescription dispensing. A full time pharmacy is located at Potawot Health Village in Arcata. It is open to serve you Monday – Friday. Call 825-5023 or 800-697-0888 to refill your regular prescriptions.

Yurok Tribe

Main Office: 190 Klamath Blvd., Klamath 482-1350 • www.yuroktribe.org Satellite Offices: 3969 Walnut Dr., Eureka • 444-0433 Hwy 96, Weitchpec • 530-625-4130

• Child Care 456-8305, ext 1021. The Childcare Program serves eligible children whose parents either are working or attending school. Families must be income eligible. Applications and other funding assistance can be obtained on the tribes website at Yuroktribe.org under the Education Department.

• Culture Classes and Activities Classes are offered in beading, carving, dressmaking, Yurok language, storytelling, basket weaving, fishing, beading, net hanging, woodworking, archery, Indian card games, gathering, and food preparation. Yurok's Johnson O'Malley program offers specific activities at designated times for tribal member, school age, students ages 3-18.

• Community Health & Wellness Services

• Education Department

The Community Health and Wellness Services are committed to promoting the physical, spiritual and emotional well being for American Indian clients by weaving cultural beliefs into community activities. CHW provides a bridge to UIHS services and advocates for the needs of the community.

• Indian Child Welfare Act Program

• Dental Services The UIHS Dental Department is designed to provide comprehensive dental services to all clients through patient education, preventive dentistry, oral diagnosis, and treatment of oral health conditions. Comprehensive dental services consist of all procedures necessary to restore and maintain optimal oral health.

• Medical Services The Medical Department provides acute, episodic, referral care, and hospital care services for eligible Indian clients. Some examples of these services are: prenatal care, well child care, family planning services, care for injuries and acute illness, delivery of babies in the hospital, and hospital and ICU care. UIHS is one of a few Indian clinics in California whose physicians provide in hospital care to clients. We also provide Vision Care Services, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, and Allergy Care.

• Nutritional Services The Mission of the Nutrition Services Department is to offer a variety of culturally appropriate programs with the goal of improving the nutrition status of the UIHS community in order to: enhance the quality of life; prevent the onset of disease; and/or, manage nutrition related disease.

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The mission of the Yurok Education Department is to provide a wide range of support services designed to ensure academic success while building and maintaining the Yurok Cultural identity of Tribal Members. This program assists Yurok families when a child is removed from a Yurok parent or guardian. The ICWA Advocate attends court to ensure that the Indian Child Welfare Act is being followed and to place children with relatives or other Tribal members. Yurok ICWA recruits, trains, and designates tribal foster homes. The Program can help your home become a tribally certified foster home. ICWA Advocates are located at the Klamath and Eureka offices.

• Johnson-O’Malley Program The JOM Program serves Yurok tribal members ages 3-18. All program activities promote educational success as well as preservation of the Yurok language and culture. The purpose of the JOM program is to provide supplemental educational support services to tribal member students to help them successfully graduate from the 12th grade and obtain a high school diploma. Student services include tutoring, cultural/language enrichment activities, student sponsorships, and achievement recognition activities.

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by providing culturally appropriate services for members and families in need, and by helping tribal members and families achieve independence, self-sufficiency and healthy, productive communities.

• Yurok Tribe Head Start The overall goal of the Yurok Tribe Head Start Program is to develop social competence in the child's everyday life. Social competence involves: emotional development, cultural development, cognitive development, socialization, physical and mental health, good parenting, and a good foundation for life, as well as meeting nutritional needs. The program aims to prepare children for the transition to the public school years. Yurok language and culture are also integrated into the curriculum. Eligibility: children 2.9 to 5 years of age (depending on birth-date). Yurok Early Head Start is for children ages 0 to 2.9 years of age and expectant mothers. Applications can be obtained on the tribes website at Yuroktribe.org under the Education Department.

• Yurok Youth The Yurok Youth program provides many opportunities for tribal young people ages 6-18 to have fun as well as learn more about their culture. Yurok Youth meet at Hoopa High, Klamath River Early College, Arcata High, American Indian Academy, Jack Norton E1, and Hoopa E1.

PARENTING ALSO SEE PREVENTION EDUCATION, PG. 127, AND SUPPORT GROUPS, PG. 129. Changing Tides Family Services 2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 800-795-3554 www.changingtidesfs.org Hablamos Español

• Information to parents about child development, including one-on-one contact and referrals. Parenting classes offered on a periodic basis. 2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 444-8293 • Help Paying for Child Care, 2379 Myrtle Ave. Eureka • 444-8293 • In-Home parent education and skill development for families where at least one of the parents has a developmental disability. 2259 Myrtle Ave. • 444-8293 • One-on-one support to parents who have just learned their child has a developmental disability or is at risk of having one. Hablamos español. 2379 Myrtle Ave. • 444-8293

Northcoast Children’s Services SEE LISTING UNDER CHILD CARE, PG. 104. United Indian Health Services SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES, PG. 125.

PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH ALSO SEE LISTINGS UNDER BREASTFEEDING, PG. 101 CHILD CARE, PG. 103 FOOD & NUTRITION, PG. 108 PARENTING, PG. 126.

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Hospital Birth Centers

It’s 2am and you need help... Nurses are available 24 hours per day to answer your call at these locations: • Mad River Community Hospital Birth Center • 826-8263 • Redwood Memorial Hospital New Beginnings Birth Center 725-7325 • St. Joseph Hospital Childbirth Center • 445-8121, ext. 5500 Classes and Services for New and Expecting Parents Fees vary and subjects vary, and may include pre-conception, early pregnancy, preparation for childbirth, refresher, breastfeeding, infant CPR, sibling preparation, hospital orientation, prenatal yoga, cesarean sections and more. Call for class descriptions and schedules.

Mad River Community Hospital 826-8244 birthcenter@madriverhospital.com www.madriverhospital.com Hablamos Español

Mad River offers Waterbirth Classes monthly and VBAC classes, required for those wanting a vaginal birth after a cesarean.

Redwood Memorial Hospital 725-3361 • Hablamos Español

St. Joseph Hospital

442-5239 • Hablamos Español Fees vary, but no interested clients will be turned away for inability. Call to find out the location, time, and details of the classes or see a more descriptive class schedule online at stjosepheureka.org. Some classes require pre registration. Classes offered consist of Infant Massage and Communication, Prepared Childbirth, Early Pregnancy, Comfort Measures for Labor and Delivery, Basic Infant/Child Life Support Class and Child Safety, Sibling Preparation, Hospital Orientation, Parents’ Night, Prenatal Yoga, Refresher Class, Mother to Mother Support Circle. (St. Joseph breastfeeding, family planning and hospital orientation classes)

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services • Prenatal Care Guidance Program

Public Health Branch-Maternal Child and Adolescent Health 908 7th St., Eureka 445-6210, 800-698-0843 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ perinatalservices.asp • Hablamos Español


Health & So cial Se rvices The Prenatal Care Guidance program assists pregnant women and their families in accessing services to support a healthy pregnancy. Families can be linked to: • MediCal or AIM insurance Programs • An obstetric provider • Dental services • WIC (Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Nutrition program) • The Nurse Family Partnership program or public health nurse home visiting services • Early Head Start • Childbirth education • Breastfeeding support • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug cessation programs • Car Seat program for a low-cost car seat • Local family resource centers or playgroups • Psychological support Other related services in addition to the ones listed above.

J. Rophe Medical Primary Care Clinic 2458 Buhne St., Eureka • 444-0423

Confidential, no cost pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.

Pregnancy Care Center of the North Coast

2390 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 442-2345 www.pcceureka.org 800-395-4357 (crisis line) Pregnancy tests, information and education, community referrals, clothing and supplies for moms and babies. Agency does not provide, endorse or refer for abortions.

Six Rivers Planned Parenthood SEE LISTING UNDER HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS PG. 119.

PREVENTION EDUCATION ALSO SEE ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG PROGRAMS, PG. 100, & TOBACCO EDUCATION PG. 130. Family PACT California Dept. of Public Health 800-942-1054 • www.familypact.org Hablamos Español

Family PACT is a program that provides no-cost family planning services to low-income men and women, including teens. Many doctors and clinics all over California are part of the Family PACT Program. Call or visit the Family PACT Program’s website for program benefits and eligibility requirements.

North Coast Rape Crisis Team

PO Box 1011, Eureka, CA 95502 • 443-2737 24-Hour Hotline: 445-2881 Age appropriate curricula for preschool children through adults for Child Abuse Prevention, Child Abuse Mandates Reporter Training, Sexual Harassment Prevention, Rape Prevention and Women’s and Girl’s Self Defense. Please call for more information.

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RUNAWAYS & MISSING CHILDREN Child Find of America

800-I AM LOST (426-5678) www.childfindofamerica.org National, nonprofit organization that offers free investigation and location services, kidnapping prevention programs, referral and support services, and mediation services for parental abduction cases.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

800-843-5678 • www.missingkids.com This agency deals with runaway, abducted or otherwise missing children ages 17 and younger. Callers may also report crimes against children. Literature is available for non-English speakers.

National Runaway Switchboard 800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) www.1800RUNAWAY.org

The Switchboard provides 24/7 nationwide phone and online crisis intervention and prevention services by specially trained volunteers and staff. It can arrange conferences between runaways or homeless youth and their parents or other agencies, and provides a message relay service and information and referral to runaways for food, shelter and health care. Their Home Free program provides free bus rides home for qualified runaways through Greyhound Lines. Educational and prevention materials available free of charge through their website.

RAVEN Project YSB — Youth Services Bureau SEE LISTINGS UNDER GENERAL INFORMATION, SERVICES & REFERRALS PG. 115.

SAFETY ALSO SEE ACTIVITIES, PG. 68-69 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Humboldt County Dept. of Health & Human Services, Public Health Branch 908 7th St., Eureka • 441-5566 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ childhoodleadpoisoningpreventionprogram.asp The program includes outreach and education to prevent, detect, and eliminate lead poisoning in children under six years of age.

Child Passenger Safety Program SEE LISTING UNDER TRANSPORTATION SAFETY PG. 131

SEX EDUCATION

SEE PREVENTION EDUCATION PG. 127.

SHELTERS ALSO SEE HOMELESS SUPPORT PG. 119. Eureka Rescue Mission SEE LISTING UNDER FOOD & NUTRITION PG. 108.


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Humboldt Domestic Violence Services dvservices@hdvs.org Administrative Offices: 444-9255 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 24-Hour Crisis/ Support Hotline 866-668-6543 • www.hdvs.org

The FREE service provides: Hotline crisis intervention, individual peer counseling, information, resources, referrals, crisis shelter services, advocacy, Restraining Order assistance, emergency transportation, emergency food and clothing for women and men impacted by Intimate Partner Violence. Spanish language interpretation available.

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Respite care is available to give parents of children or adults with developmental disabilities a break in their continuous caregiving responsibilities.

• Respite+ and Skills Acquisition 2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 444-8293

In- home and community based skills training for children and adults with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges. A primary goal is to prevent out of home placement.

• Special Needs Connection 2259 Myrtle Ave. • 444-8293

Suppor t, parent-to-parent networking, information, and education to support families of children 3 and under with a developmental disability or are at risk of developing one.

• Support Groups

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For women who have or are experiencing domestic violence (this includes verbal abuse). Groups are free. Call 443-6042 for scheduled meeting times and confidential location.

2379 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 444-8293

YSB – Youth Services Bureau

Redwood Community Action Agency 1100 California St., Eureka • 443-8322 www.rcaa.org

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Therapeutic childcare (all ages); weekly art and play support group for ages 5 and up. Individual referrals, information and support for parents.

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2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka 444-8293, 800-795-3554 www.changingtidesfs.org Hablamos Español

Parenting Support Services Hablamos español www.changingtidesfs.org (707) 444-8293 (800) 795-3554 2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, CA 95501

In-home parent education and skill development for families in which at least one parent has a developmental disability.

Humboldt Community Access & Resource Center (HCAR) 443-7077 • www.hcar.us

A private nonprofit agency incorporated in 1955 by a group of dedicated parents seeking an alternative to institutionalization for their children with developmental disabilities. Today, HCAR serves local citizens with developmental and other disabilities by promoting individual independence, community inclusion and family unity through a wide variety of services and supports. The agency helps its clients develop and maintain a network of supports.

Humboldt County Special Olympics 826-2794, Claudia Lima - Area Director www.sonc.org/sports/county/humboldt humboldt@sonc.org

Humboldt County Special Olympics offers a free, year-round program of six sports to County athletes: aquatics, basketball, bocce, track and field, bowling, soccer and softball. Our program serves 170 County athletes, with many participating in more than one sport. Our schools program enables athletes participating in Humboldt County Special Education classes to compete against each other in basketball and track and field during the school year. Our mission is to provide athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation in these activities instills the confidence needed to succeed in life. Through sports training and competition opportunities, Special Olympics is able to empower persons with intellectual disabilities to reach their fullest human potential and achieve better quality of life, increased health, happiness and acceptance. Independent research confirms our success; one university study found that over half of adult Special Olympics athletes hold jobs, despite the fact that as few as 10% of all disabled adults in this nation work. Another study noted the positive impact of Special Olympics participation not


Health & So cial Se rvices only on the fitness level of the athletes but also on their likelihood to remain physically active throughout their lives. Special Olympics is indeed “training for life.”

March of Dimes

1755 Creekside Oaks Dr., Suite 130 Sacramento • 916-922-1913 www.marchofdimes.com www.marchforbabies.org Works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, prematurity, and infant mortality. March of Dimes hosts March For Babies, a nationally coordinated, annual fundraiser that takes place the last Saturday of April on the capital steps. Call or visit the website for information about services and events.

Redwood Coast Regional Center (RCRC) 525 2nd St. #300, Eureka • 445-0893 www.redwoodcoastrc.org

Supportive services for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages. There is a specific program, the Early Start Program, geared towards infants and children up to 3 years of age who show developmental delays or who are at risk for such delays. This program could help prevent or lessen developmental problems. RCRC is also able to access interpreters for case management services and provides outreach materials in several languages. To refer a person for RCRC eligibility due to suspected developmental disability or early delays, call and ask for an intake worker.

Tri-County Independent Living

2822 Harris St., Eureka 445-8404, 877-576-5000 • www.tilinet.org fax: 445-9751 • TTY: 445-8404 Tri-County Independent Living provides programs, services and information for people with disabilities in an effort to allow choices for individuals to optimize their social and economic independence. Core services include information and referral, housing assistance, individual and systems advocacy, independent living skills training, assistive technology, benefits counseling and youth programs.

Vector Rehabilitation Services

2121 Myrtle Ave., Eureka • 442-6463 www.vectorpt.org • Hablamos Español

• Craniofacial Differences Support Services Provides coordination of care for the child born with craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip or palate and jaw deformities, as well as support for their families. Includes a feeding kit, lending library of books and pamphlets, videos for parents and family and hope for a successful outcome. Takes referrals. Gas and lodging stipend for families who qualify.

SUPPORT GROUPS ALSO SEE ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS PG. 100, MENTAL HEALTH/COUNSELING PG. 122, PARENTING PG. 126, SPECIAL NEEDS/DISABILITIES PG. 128.

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Adoption Horizons

10 W. 7th St., Suite F, Eureka • 444-9909 www.adoption-horizons.org Adoption information and support for families who wish to adopt. Features groups for those in the process of adopting or who have adopted. Meetings held third Wed of each month from 7-8pm with free consultations for those interested in working with this group; call for details.

B.U.D.S. of the Redwoods

Building Up Down Syndrome on the California North Coast • 442-5188 www.budsoftheredwoods.com budsoftheredwoods@suddenlink.net B.U.D.S. of the Redwoods was founded with the mission of enhancing the quality of life for people with Down Syndrome and their family members here on the North Coast through education, social and support programs. Some of their programs include: New Parent Packs, Conference Planning for Parents, and Scholarships for Continued Education & Vocational Training. Online group site for local support and information can be found on Facebook. B.U.D.S. of the Redwoods sponsors the annual Buddy Walk on the 3rd Saturday of September along the Eureka waterfront, beginning at the Adorni Center. Call or go online for more information.

Families Advocating Autism Now – FAAN

www.families-advocating-autism-now.com PO Box 251, Eureka, CA 95502 498-1724 • Fatima Naylor, Vice President faaninfo@gmail.com FAAN is made up of parents of children who have been diagnosed with autism in the Humboldt County, California area. Their mission is to improve the opportunities for growth and development of children diagnosed with autism within all aspects of their lives. 
 To provide support and guidance to the education system for the special needs of children on the autism spectrum.
 To promote and advocate for autistic individuals in our communities. This group of mothers, fathers, and families are dedicated to finding a way to give these children the opportunities to succeed in new and extraordinary ways. Join in helping them prepare the education system for these children to learn and grow as would any other child. Events throughout the year. Call or email for more information. Find them on Facebook as well.

Humboldt Domestic Violence Services 444-9255 • 24-Hour Hotline 443-6042 www.hdvs.org

ALSO SEE LISTING UNDER SHELTERS PG. 128. MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving 800-GET-MADD • www.madd.org

Supports victims through the court system after a DUI crash, helps through the healing process for self, family or loved ones. Provides education on the dangers of drinking and driving. Promotes public awareness of the problems of DUI in our area. Prevention education.


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Overeaters Anonymous SEE LISTING UNDER EATING DISORDERS PG. 106. Post Adoption Services Project 10 W. 7th St., Eureka • 476-9210 www.postadoptservices.com/pasp

Monthly parent support group at Noon for families interested in post adoption issues that offers free individual and family therapy for families experiencing adoption/guardianship issues, respite care, website and newsletter. Call for more information.

TEACH of the California North Coast 5278 N. Ridge Rd., Eureka 442-5188 • 1teach1@suddenlink.net www.groups.yahoo.com/group/1TEACH1

A volunteer support group for all families who desire to be passionately involved in the education of their children. We offer a supportive environment to enable communication and organization of recreational and social, as well as academic, opportunities for our members, including homeschooling resources, classes, field trips, curriculum resources and mom's monthly encouraging evenings together.

Two Feathers Native American Family Services 839-1933 • 800-341-9454

SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES PG. 124.

TEENS California Youth Crisis Line

California Youth Crisis Line • 800-843 5200 www.youthcrisisline.org For all California youth (ages 12-24) and their families. Crisis intervention, 24hr crisis intervention counseling line, information and referrals; conference calls to guardians and services; message center for guardians and children. Anonymous and confidential. Free. English, Spanish, other languages on request. Need support? Don’t want to talk on the phone right now? Check out their new service: We Hear You! Online LIVE CHAT to get in touch with a live volunteer or staff counselor who can provide you with support and resource referrals to shelters, medical services, on-going counseling and many more. Simply, we are here to listen. Topics for both phone and chat services include runaway and homelessness, dating violence, child abuse, depression, any teen-related issue and much more. For additional resources, go to www.calyouth.org and click on Resources.

Eureka City Schools Cal-SAFE/Teen Parent Program

Infant Toddler Center, Eureka High School 1915 J St., Eureka • 441-3398 or 441-2400 Program offers suppor t, child care and mainstreaming for teen moms and dads so that they may graduate from high school. Also operates a licensed child care center, providing child care to the community. Services are free for teens enrolled in Eureka City Schools programs.

National Runaway Switchboard SEE LISTING UNDER RUNAWAYS/ MISSING CHILDREN PG. 127. United Indian Health Services, Inc. SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES PG. 125. Youth Crisis Hotline YSB — Youth Services Bureau 24-Hour Hotline 444-CARE (444-2273)

SEE LISTING UNDER GENERAL INFORMATION, SERVICES & REFERRALS PG. 115.

TOBACCO EDUCATION American Cancer Society SEE LISTING UNDER GENERAL INFORMATION, SERVICES AND REFERRALS PG. 112. Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services SEE LISTING UNDER HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS PG. 116. Redwoods Rural Health Center 101 West Coast Rd., Redway • 923-2783 www.rrhc.org

Redwoods Rural Health Center strives to serve their community by providing excellent, clientresponsive healthcare, drawing upon traditional and nontraditional modalities. Sliding scale available. Center provides both medical and dental care.

Smoking Cessation Programs

800-NO-BUTTS (800-766-2888) www.nobutts.org Hablamos Español (other languages available) Toll-free smoking cessation counseling including 30-minute telephone counseling sessions with follow-up calls available. Education materials available by mail. In addition, the California Tobacco Chewers Helpline is available for those who wish to quit chewing tobacco: 800-844CHEW (2439). Website is also a portal for local services by county.

Tobacco Free Humboldt

Humboldt County Dept. of Public Health 908 7th St., Eureka • 268-2132 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ tobaccofreehumboldt www.co.humboldt.ca.us/health Hablamos Español Self-help materials in English and Spanish available for those wishing to quit smoking. Call or visit website for information.

United Indian Health Services, Inc. SEE LISTING UNDER NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES PG. 125.

TRANSPORTATION Angel Flight West

888-4-AN ANGEL (426-2643) www.angelflightwest.org info@angelflightwest.org


Health & So cial Se rvices Free, non-emergency medical transportation by air, provided by volunteer pilots. Angel Flight West missions are generally practical up to a maximum of 1,000-mile range from the starting point. However, that would be done in 3 separate aircraft and would involve approximately 8 hours of travel. Patients must be medically stable, ambulatory, able to board a small private aircraft, sit upright for the duration of the flight and not medically restricted from flying in an unpressurized plane. At least seven days notice is generally required to arrange a flight; initial flight request must come from a social worker, discharge planner, physician’s office or any other objective 3rd party. Angel Flight West serves Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming. Please contact the office if you would like an on-site presentation about Angel Flight West’s services. Please visit the website for more information.

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY SEE ALSO EDUCATION, PG. 90-91 Bicycle Safety Instruction

Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Association and BikeSmart PO Box 9054, Eureka, CA 95502 • 445-1097

SEE LISTING IN ACTIVITIES UNDER BICYCLING PG. 40. Child Car Seat Safety Inspections Eureka Police Department • 441-4321

EPD provides inspections to ensure proper installation of child car seats in vehicles. Appointment required, call for details. CHP offers free child car seat safety inspections. For more information call 822-5981.

Child Passenger Safety Program

Humboldt County Dept. of Health and Human Services, 908 7th St., Eureka • 476-4991 www.co.humboldt.ca.us/hhs/phb/ childpassengersafetyprogram.asp Humboldt County’s Child Passenger Safety Program has free classes, car seat installation assistance and safety seat inspections.

VISION CARE Healthy Families Program SEE LISTING UNDER HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS PG. 116. California Vision Project

California Optometry Association 2415 K St., Sacramento • 800-877-5738 www.californiavision.org Hablamos Español, literature, application only Since 1989, the California Vision Project has been providing low-income, working, uninsured families with free comprehensive eye exams and low-cost glasses. What originally started as a sixweek program became a year-round operation in January 2002. Hundreds of optometrists throughout California donate exams and frames every year. Since 1989, more than 20,000 working individuals and their families have been provided

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LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

1910 California St, Eureka, 3rd Floor in Senior Resource Center • 268-5646 www.lighthouse-sf.org 800-592-9053 • Hablamos Español The LightHouse promotes the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired through rehabilitation training and relevant services, such as access to employment, education, government and other resources. Call or visit the website for a list of services available. There is a summer camp in Napa called Enchanted Hills for the blind and visually impaired.

Sight for Students Vision Service Plan

800-877-7195 • www.sightforstudents.org Vision Service Plan makes free eye care available to needy children through its Sight for Students program. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners. To be eligible, the family income must be at no more than 200 percent of the poverty level; the child cannot be enrolled in Medicaid or other vision insurance; the child must be 18 or younger and not yet graduated from high school; the child or parents must be U.S. citizens or legal immigrants with social security numbers; the child must not have been enrolled in the Sight for Students program during the past 12 months. Community Partners in Humboldt County include Northcoast Children's Service (Jennifer Sullivan 822-7206), South Fork High (Patty Radenbaugh 943-3801) and Redway School (Patricia Radebaugh 923-2526).

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Arcata Community Forest.... 23 Arcata Community Pool ................................ 51, 62 Arcata Main Street......... 38, 97 Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary 23, 40, 43, 48, 70 Arcata Playhouse........... 54, 63 Arcata Plaza........................ 23 Arcata Recreation Division ...... ��� 23, 35, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, ���������������� 47, 50, 51, 52, 77 Arcata Skate Park.......... 23, 61 Arcata Walking Tours........... 70 Area Tours........................... 70 Art Galleries........................ 97 Art Walks & Studio Tours..... 38 Arts & Crafts....................... 35 Arts Alive! Garberville.......... 98 Arts! Arcata................... 38, 97 Arts in the Afternoon..... 35, 52 Auto and Motorcycle Racing.38 Azalea State Reserve........... 29

A.S.K. M.E. ........................ 36 A.W. Way County Park......... 31 ACE Hardware..................... 34 Activities & Recreation........ 35 Acknowledgements...............6 Adoption........................... 100 Adoption Horizons..... 100, 129 Adorni Recreation Center..... 24 After School Programs............. ����� 37, 48, 55, 56, 57, 58, 77 AIDS Resources................. 100 Aikens Creek West............... 33 Al-Anon/Alateen................ 100 Alcohol & Other Drug Programs......................... 100 Alcoholics Anonymous...... 100 Alternative Education.......... 78 American Cancer Society.. 112 American Heart Assoc....... 112 American Indian Art & Gift Shop................................. 98 American Red Cross.......... 104 Angel Flight West............... 130 Angel Fund........................ 107 Arcata & Vicinity Tours........ 70 Arcata Architectural Homes Tour....................... 70 Arcata Artisans.................... 97 Arcata Ballpark................... 23 Arcata Branch, Humboldt County Library.................. 93

B.U.D.S. of the Redwoods.. 129 Babe Ruth League Baseball.38 Babe's Pizza......................... 22 Baseball........................ 38, 39 Basketball........ 39, 54, 55, 56, �����������������������������58, 59, 60 Bayside Park Farm.............. 23 Baywood Golf & Country Club.................................. 44 Be Physically Active FYI ..... 26 Beaches, Fun FYI................ 62 Beach Safety................. 68, 69 Beau Pre Golf Course........... 44 Benbow Lake State Recreation Area........ 29 Benbow Valley Golf Course.. 44 Bicycle Safety Instruction ....... ���������������������������������40, 131 Bicycle Touring Guide.......... 40 Bicycling............................. 40 Bicycling Maps.................... 40 Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the North Coast..... 72, 123 Big Lagoon County Park...... 31 Big Screen Showcase.... 36, 46 Bigfoot Rafting Company..... 40 Bipolar disorder in children FYI ................................. 123 Bird-Watching................ 40, 70

1 101 Things To Do in Humboldt County.............. 19 20-30 Park & Playground..... 24 24 Hour Crisis Hotline FYI...................... 102 4-H Camp............................ 72 4-H Club, 4-H Youth Development..................... 72 4-H Trail.............................. 65

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Black Sands Beach.............. 28 Bloomfield Park................... 23 Blue Lake Branch, Humboldt County Library.................. 93 Blue Lake Casino Sapphire Palace Event Center........ 108 Blue Lake Museum.............. 94 Blue Lake Parks and Recreation.24, 39, 41, 55, 60 Blue Lake Rancheria Disaster Preparedness..... 106 Food & Nutrition.............. 108 Health Care Program....... 116 Library.............................. 93 Native American Resources.................... 124 Transit System/Dial-a-Ride ...................................... 65 Blue Lake Rancheria Transit System (BLRTS)............... 65 Blue Lake Roller Rink.......... 24 Blue Ox Millworks & Historic Park.................................. 95 Blue Ox Youth Radio.36, 46, 65 Boating................................ 40 Bocce............................ 41, 55 Boise Creek Campground.... 33 Bookmobile......................... 93 Bounce-a-Palooza.......... 43, 44 Bowling............................... 41 Boy Scouts of America........ 72 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Redwoods.......... 62, 72 Boys Town National Hotline............... 112 Breastfeeding............ 101, 118 FYI.................................. 101 Buhne Art Studios............... 98 Bureau of Land Management............. 27

c C Street Hall Gallery............ 98 Cahill Park........................... 23 Cal Courts........................... 54 Calendar of Events.............. 10 CalFresh............................ 107 California Adolescent Health Collaborative................... 114 California Children’s Services.......................... 116 California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife................... 43


In dex California District 26 Little Leagues.................... 38 California Indian Legal Services.......................... 124 California National & State Parks................................. 27 California Poets in the Schools....................... 92 California Student Opportunity & Access Program (CALSOAP)....................... 89 California Youth Connection (CYC)................................ 73 California Youth Crisis Line...... ............................ 114, 130 California Vision Project..... 131 California Welcome Center... 40 CalWorks........................... 107 Camp Kimtu & Kimtu Beach.32 Camp Weott Guide Service.. 71 Campgrounds and County, State & National Parks..27-33 Camps............................35-69 Car Seat Safety Inspections.131 Care Line........................... 114 Caregiver Services............. 106 Carson Park & Playgrounds.24 Carter House Inns and Restaurant 301.................. 22 CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates)... 65, 121 Center Activities (HSU) 40, 55 Center for Independent Study (CIS)... 82 Centerville County Park & Beach.................... 31 Ceramics........... 35, 36, 37, 52 Changing Tides Family Svcs: Child Care.99, 103, 107, 128 Financial Assistance....... 107 Food & Nutrition.............. 108 Mental Health & Counseling............... 122 Parenting................. 126, 128 Special Needs/ Disabilities................... 128 Chapala Café....................... 22 Chapman’s Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum ......... 95, 96 Charter Schools............. 78, 88 Cheerleading....................... 43 Cheese Factory................... 41 Cheri Blackerby Gallery and the Studio.......................... 98 Chess............................ 41, 56

Chevret-Vaissade Park......... 23 Child Abuse Services......... 102 Child Assault Prevention Program (CAPP).............. 102 Child Car Seat Safety Inspections........... 131 Child Care................... 99, 103 Child Find of America........ 127 Child Health & Disability Prevention Program (CHDP)........................... 116 Child ID Fingerprinting....... 104 Child Passenger Safety Program.................. 116, 131 Child Welfare Services ...... 102 Childbirth................................ 101, 103, 118, 126, 127 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.116, 127 Children & Adults Learning to Mend (CALM).................. 102 Children Now..................... 114 Children of Divorce Workshop........... 106 Children, Youth & Family Services........... 100 Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)............................. 114 Children's Dental Angel Fund............................... 107 Children's Mental Health Services.......................... 122 Christie’s Pumpkin Patch..... 43 City of Eureka Public Works................................ 24 City Parks, Playgrounds & Places to Go......................23 Clam Beach County Park..... 32 Clara May Berry Park........... 24 Clark Historical Museum........................... 95 Classes & Services for New & Expecting Parents........ 126 Cloney's Pharmacies......... 111 Coast Central Credit Union................................ 80 Cobra & Butterfly Karate School.................... 45 College Savings FYI............. 79 College of the Redwoods Library.............................. 93 Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the North Coast (CCCS)..................... 79, 107 Cooking............................... 42

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Cooper Gulch Park.............. 24 Corky Cornwell's U.S. Cellular..................... 70 Counseling.............................. 110, 114, 115, 119, 121-125, 128-130 CPR & First Aid Classes..... 108 Crafty Kid............................ 36 Creekside Park.................... 26 Crises Hotline FYI.............. 102 Cunningham Malone & Morton............... 81 Cure for Summertime Blues FYI........................... 53 Custodial Savings for Youth............................ 80 Cutten Ridgewood Recreation Association.38, 61 Cyber City........................... 44

d D Street Linear Park............. 23 Dance.................................. 42 Decade of Difference........... 92 Dental.............. 104, 105, 111, �������������������������������118, 119 Depression........................ 104 Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance.............. 104 Detail Doctor, The................ 66 Dietary Guidelines............... 20 Dining & Nutrition................ 20 Disabled Adventure Outfitters........................... 41 Disabilities......................... 128 Disaster Preparedness....... 104 Discovery Museum........ 48, 95 Disc Golf FYI....................... 44 Divorce.............................. 106 Dragon Fire Tang Soo Do.... 46 Dragon Heart Tang Soo Do.. 46 DreamQuest........................ 89 Drugs & Alcohol Programs.100

e E & O Bowl......................... 41 East Fork Campground....... 33 Eating Disorders................ 106 Education............................ 76 Edward JonesVon Hawley Butterfield...... 79 Eel River Valley Youth Soccer League.................. 61


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Elk Prairie Campground....... 30 Employment...................... 106 End of the Trail Museum at Trees of Mystery................ 96 E-Ne-Nuck Campground..... 33 Ennes Park.......................... 23 Environmental Education.... 78 Eureka & Vicinity Tours....... 71 Eureka City Schools................ �����������������������������5, 86, 119 Cal-SAFE / Teen Parent Program....................... ...130 Eureka (Main) Branch, Humboldt County Library.. 93 Eureka Municipal Golf Course.............................. 44 Eureka Recreation Division................. 39, 56, 60 Eureka Rescue Mission ............................ 108, 128 Eureka Skate Park......... 24, 61 Eureka Studio Arts.............. 98

f Families Advocating Autism Now (FAAN)................... 129 Family Literacy Night.......... 83 Family PACT..................... 127 Farm Tours/Pick-Your-Own Produce............................. 43 Farmers' Markets FYI........... 13 Feet First Dancers............... 42 Fencing............................... 43 Ferndale & Vicinity Tours..... 71 Ferndale Arts....................... 98 Ferndale Branch, Humboldt County Library.................. 93 Ferndale, City of.................. 25 Ferndale & Vicinity tours..... 71 Ferndale Dance Academy........................... 42 Ferndale Museum................ 95 Ferndale Repertory Theatre............. 63 Fields Landing Boat Ramp... 32 Financial Education............ 79 Financial Assistance.......... 107 Fire Arts Center............. 36, 97 Fireman’s Park (Ferndale)... 25 Fireman’s Park (Rio Dell)......... �����������������������������������26, 41 First 5 Humboldt .............. 2, 52, 59, 84, 114

First Aid............................ 108 FYI.................................. 115 First Saturday Night Arts Alive................. ...38, 97 Fish Lake Campground....... 33 Fishing................................ 43 Flips For Kids Gymnastics... 44 Fluoride in your drinking water good or bad FYI............... 104 Food & Nutrition................ 108 Food for People........... 65, 109 Football......................... 43, 59 Fort Humboldt State Historic Park ............... 29, 71 Fortuna Adventist Community Services.................. 100, 110 Fortuna & Vicinity Tours...... 71 Fortuna Art & Old Things.... 98 Fortuna Branch, Humboldt County Library.................. 93 Fortuna Depot Museum....... 96 Fortuna Family Dentistry.......3 Fortuna First Friday............. 98 Fortuna Parks & Recreation, City of............. 25, 39, 42, 60 Foster Families.......... 112, 113 Free Fishing........................ 43 Freshwater County Park....... 32 Friends of the Arcata Marsh (FOAM)............................ 70 Friends of the Dunes...... 48, 70 Fun Centers......................... 43 Fusuikan Martial Arts Center........................ 46 Futsal-Inside Sports....... 58, 61 Future Farmers of America (FFA)................................ 73

g Garberville Branch, Humboldt County Library.................. 93 GATE-Gifted & Talented Education.......................... 82 Gay/Lesbian...................... 111 General Information, Services & Referrals........ 112 George Petersen Insurance Agency............................ 106 Get Money For School FYI... 80 Gifted Education.................. 82 Girl Scouts of Northern California.......................... 73 Gold Bluffs Beach Campground..................... 31

Golf Courses........................ 44 Grants/Funding-Education... 82 Greenview Park.................... 23 Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park......................... 29 Grocery Outlet..................... 20 Growing Smiles Dentistry.. 104 Gymkhana Field.................. 24 Gymnastics......................... 44

h Halvorsen Park.................... 24 Hammond Coastal Trail....... 32 Hammond Park.................... 24 Harbor Lanes....................... 41 Harper Motors...................... 67 Hartman/Kennedy Ball Fields......................... 24 Headwaters Forest......... 27, 71 Health & Social Services...... 99 Health and Karate Center..... 46 Health Care Programs........ 114 Health Care Providers & Information FYI................ 120 HealthSPORT....................... 58 Healthy Families Program.. 116 Healthy Kids Humboldt .................... 116, 117, 119 Heart of the Redwoods Horse Adoption................. 51 Highland Park...................... 24 Hiking, Walking................... 45 Hiller Park............................ 26 Hiller Sports Complex.......... 26 Historic Falk Town Site Tour.................................. 71 Historical Sites Society of Arcata........................... 70 Hit and Run Productions...... 64 Homeless Education Project............................. 119 Homeless Support............. 119 Homelessness Network - Youth Education Services.......... 120 Home Schooling.................. 82 HomeWork Hotline............... 83 Honeydew Campground...... 28 Hoopa Branch, Humboldt County Library.................. 93 Hoopa Food Distribution Program.......................... 109 Hoopa Tribal Museum.......... 96 Hoopa Tribal Substance Abuse Program.......................... 100


In dex Hoopa Valley Tribal Human Services Department of Indian Child Welfare Children & Family Services........... 124 Horse Mountain Campground..................... 28 Horseback Riding................ 45 Hospital Birth Center FYI... 126 Hospitals...101, 116, 118-120, 124-126 Humboats Kayak Adventures.................. 41, 71 Humboldt Area Foundation................ 82, 107 Humboldt Arts Council.................. 37, 95, 97 First Saturday Night Arts Alive................. 38, 97 KEET's Kid's Club at Morris Graves Museum of Art.... 37 McKinleyville Arts Night.... 38 Second Saturday Family Arts Day.................. 37, 97 Humboldt Bay Area Bike Maps................. 40 Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruises – M.V. Madaket.................. 71 Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum............................ 96 Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge...... 32, 45, 49 Humboldt Bay Rowing Association....................... 60 Humboldt Botanical Garden Foundation........................ 65 Humboldt Capoeira Academy........................... 42 Humboldt Community Access & Resource Center (HCAR)........................... 128 Humboldt County Department of Child Support Services............. 122 Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services ���������� 2, 100, 107, 113, 116, ���������������������� 119, 122, 126 Humboldt County Farmers' Market FYI......................... 13 Humboldt County Historical Society.............................. 94 Humboldt County Library.... 93 Humboldt County Office of Education................... 49 and multiple listings pgs 76-92

Humboldt County Parks & Recreation..... 27, 31 Humboldt County Ski Club............................ 61 Humboldt County-Wide Tours................................. 70 Humboldt Crabs Baseball.... 39 Humboldt Dancer Website.... 42 Humboldt Domestic Violence Services.................. 100, 128 Humboldt Education & Learning Professionals....... 92 Humboldt Family Service Center............................. 122 Humboldt Family Singalong.47 Humboldt Folk Dancers....... 42 Humboldt Folklife Society....47 Humboldt Juggling Society.............................. 45 Humboldt Lagoons State Park......................... 29 Humboldt Light Opera KidCo..................... 64 Humboldt Literacy Project.... 83 Humboldt Music Academy..................... 47, 64 Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association & Visitors Center................... 49 Humboldt Redwoods State Park.................................. 30 Humboldt Roller Derby........ 60 Humboldt State University Basketball Camps............. 39 Campus Tours................... 70 Center Activities.......... 40, 55 First Street Gallery............ 98 Galleries............................ 97 Library.............................. 94 Marine Laboratory.............50 Music Academy.................64 Musical Theatre................. 64 Sculpture Garden.............. 97 Soccer Camps................... 61 Volleyball Camp................ 68 Humboldt Swim Club........... 63 Humboldt Transit Authority.. 66 Humboldt Waste Management Authority........................... 78 Humboldt Wildlife Care Center......................... 49, 65 Humboldt Youth Soccer League.................. 61 Hunters Safety Courses........ 45 Hunting................................ 45

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i Imagine This........................ 92 Immunization..................... 121 Indian Action Council.......... 92 Industrial Loop Trail............. 24 Infant Toddler Center.......... 103 Ink People Center for the Arts........... 36, 47, 64, 98 Inside Sports........................ 58

j J. Rophe Medical Primary Care Clinic............................... 127 Jacob-Haney Ball Field........ 24 Jane’s Creek Meadows Park.................................. 23 Job Market, The................ 106 Jobu Shin Kan .................... 46 John Ryan Youth Center...... 73 Juggling.............................. 45 Jujitsu................................. 45 Jumpstart Gymnastics......... 44

k Karate................................. 45 Kayaking....................... 40, 41 Kayak Zak's ................. 40, 41 KEET's Kids Club................ 37 KEET's Homework Hotline.. 83 KEET's Ready to Learn.......................... 49, 84 Kerisa S. Elloway, MS, DDS...3 Key Club International......... 74 KidCo.................................. 64 Kids and the Law................. 83 Kids' Savings Accounts....... 80 King Range National Conservation Area............. 28 Korobi Stables .................... 45 Kris Kelly Health Information Center....................... 94, 114 Kuder Navigator.................. 84

l Lacks Creek Management Area.................................. 27 Lanphere & Manila Dunes Tours................................. 70 Larissa Park......................... 26 Larson Park......................... 23


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Launch Pad............... 103, 115 Learn to Earn...................... 82 Legal Information................. 83 Legal Services of N Calif.... 122 Legal Support & Information...................... 121 Leon's Car Care Center........ 67 Libraries.............................. 93 Life Jackets Save Lives!..... 116 Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired............. 131 Literacy Services................. 83 Little League........................ 38 Little River State Beach........ 30 Live Theaters FYI................. 10 Living on Shaky Ground.... 106 Loleta Cheese Factory... 41, 71 Lost Coast Headlands.......... 27 Lots-4-Tots.......................... 64 Luffenholtz Beach & County Park.................................. 32 Lundbar Hills Park............... 25

m Mad River Community Hospital ..... 101,119, 120, 126, 139 Mad River County Park........ 32 Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association........... 61 Mad River Youth Soccer League.............................. 61 Mal Coombs Park................ 28 Ma-Le'l Dunes Cooperative Management Area ............27 Manila Community Park....... 26 Manila Community Services District................ 26 Manila Dunes Recreation Area..... 26, 33, 73 Mantova's Two Street Music.47 Many Hands Gallery............ 98 March of Dimes................. 129 Marine Science Summer Program............................ 50 Marshall Family Resource Center............................... 89 Martial Arts.................... 45, 53 Martial Arts FYI................. 45 Mateel Art Gallery................ 98 Mateel Community Center.110 Mateel Youth Program.......... 74 Maternal Child Adolescent Health Division........ 118, 119

Mattole Campground........... 28 McCrea Subaru.................... 66 McDonald's......................... 21 McKinleyville Activity Center......................... 39, 58 McKinleyville Arts Night................... 38, 98 McKinleyville Branch, Humboldt County Library...94 McKinleyville Community Services District.... 26, 39, 41 McKinleyville Land Trust...... 65 McKinleyville Parks & Recreation............. 39, 58, 59 Media Arts........................... 46 Media Art Resource Zone (MARZ)....................... 36, 47 Medi-Cal............................ 107 Mental Health & Counseling................... 122 Mental Health Services for South Fork High School, Redway School and Osprey Learning Center............... 123 Mentoring.......................... 123 Messiah School of the Arts Choral Academy............... 48 Mid Town Trail, McK............ 26 Miranda's Rescue........... 51, 65 Morris Graves Museum of Art............. 37, 95 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).......................... 129 Mountain View Park............. 23 Museum Art School............. 37 Museum Etiquette FYI.......... 95 Museums............................. 94 Music................................... 47 M.V. Madaket....................... 71

n Nadelos Campground.......... 28 Narcotics Anonymous (NA)............................... 101 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children........... 127 National Runaway Switchboard.................... 127 Native American Resources....................... 124 Nature Study....................... 48 New World Youth Ballet........ 42 Newberg Park...................... 25

No Limits Tap and Jazz Studio............................... 42 Norman's Dry Cleaners....... 63 North Coast Adventure.. 41, 71 North Coast AIDS Project (NORCAP)...................... 100 North Coast Clinics Network............... 118 North Coast Co-op ............ 42, 71, Back Cover North Coast Dance.............. 42 North Coast Fencing Academy............. 43 North Coast Music Together.................. 48 North Coast Open Studios.............. 38, 97 North Coast Parents............. 74 North Coast Rape Crisis Team............ 127 North Coast Self-Defense Academy...... 46 North Coast Stormwater Coalition............................ 78 North Coast Storytellers.................. 62, 98 North Coast Substance Abuse Council............................ 101 North Coast Wea Yu Nae Gong ...................................... 46 North Group, Redwood Chapter, Sierra Club.......... 33 Northcoast Children's Services............................104 Northcoast School of Akido............................ 46 Northern California Indian Development Council (NCIDC)............. 124 Northern Humboldt Eyes for the Blind............................ 65 Nurse Family Partnership.. 116

o Ocean World..........................7 Ogburn Park........................ 26 Old Town Art Gallery........... 98 Online Systems -Education.. 84 Oral Health Program.......... 118 Our House.103, 115, 120, 128 Outdoors Cool..................... 50 Overeaters Anonymous..... 106


In dex

p Pacific Union Park................ 23 Palette, The......................... 98 Parasol Arts......................... 37 Parenting........................... 126 Parks & Campgrounds.........27 Parkside Trail, McK.............. 26 Partnership at Drugfree.org, The................................. 101 Patrick’s Point State Park..... 30 Pearch Creek Campground.. 33 Perigot Park......................... 24 Pet Adoptions...................... 51 Phillips House Museum........ 94 Piano Lessons................ 48, 54 Piante.................................. 98 Picky Picky Picky................ 48 Pierson Park........................ 26 Play Groups......................... 75 Pony Parties........................ 45 Post Adoption Services Project............... 130 PowerSchool........................ 84 Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park......................... 30 Pregnancy & Childbirth...... 126 Pregnancy Care Center of the North Coast........... 127 Prenatal Care Guidance Program.......................... 118 Preschools........................... 86 Prevention Education......... 127 Pride Enterprises (tours)...... 71 Private Schools.................... 89 Public Health Nursing........ 118

q Quack & Wabbit Puppet Theatre.................. 64

r Rafting & Canoeing.............. 40 RAVEN Project... 115, 121, 127 Reading............................... 84 Recreation Centers.............. 51 Red Roof Inn........................ 11 Redwood Acres Fairgrounds and Raceway............... 38, 60 Redwood Christian School.. 89

Redwood Coast Children's Chorus............................. 48 Redwood Coast Regional Center (RCRC)................ 129 Redwood Coast Soo Bahk Do..................... 46 Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA).... 74, 109, 111, 114, 115, 120, 128 Redwood EdVentures........... 49 Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club..................... 44 Redwood Empire Quilt Guild......................... 37 Redwood Family Institute... 123 Redwood Fields Sports Complex................ 25 Redwood Memorial Hospital........... 101, 118, 126 Redwood Park...................... 23 Redwood National and State Parks................................. 29 Redwood National and State Parks Junior Rangers......... 50 Redwood Raks World Dance Studio...............................42 Redwood Region Audubon Society (RRAS)........... 40, 50 Redwood Transit System...... 67 Redwoods Rural Health Center. .................... 119, 123, 130 Restaurant 301.................... 22 Richardson Grove State Park......................... 31 Rio Dell Branch, Humboldt County Library.................. 94 Rio Dell City Hall........... 26, 41 Rio Dell Community Park..... 26 Rising Stars Foundation....... 77 River Safety Tips FYI........... 62 Riverwalk Park..................... 26 Rohner Park......................... 26 Roller Derby........................ 60 Roller Skating and Blading.. 23, 24, 26, 56, 57, 60 Romano Gabriel Sculpture Garden.............................. 98 Ross Park............................ 25 Rotary Park......................... 24 Rowing................................ 60 Runaways & Missing Children.............. 127 Running and Jogging........... 60 Russ Park............................ 25

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s Safety................................ 127 Salvation Army.................. 110 Samoa Boat Ramp County Park...................... 32 Samoa Cookhouse Museum............................ 96 Samoa Dragstrip Drag Racing...................... 38 Samoa Dunes Recreation Area................. 27 Savings Today And Rewards Tomorrow.......................... 82 Scholarships............ 80, 82, 84 School Districts, Private Schools, Charter Schools, Preschools......................... 85 School Road Trail................ 26 Scrappers Edge................... 36 Sea Scouts.......................... 74 Sean's Shadows................... 64 Second Saturday Family Arts Day...................... 37, 97 Sequoia Humane Society..... 51 Sequoia Park & Zoo....... 25, 69 Services-Education.............. 89 Sewell Gallery Fine Art........ 98 Shafer's Ace Hardware & Garden Center................... 34 Shamus T Bones................. 22 Share a Story...................... 84 Shaw Group....................... 107 Shay Park............................ 24 Shelters............................. 127 Sheriff's Office Animal Shelter.............................. 51 Shriners Hospitals for Children..................... 119 Sidewalk Gallery.................. 98 Sight for Students.............. 131 Six Rivers National Forest.... 33 Six Rivers Planned Parenthood. 119 Six Rivers Running Club....... 60 Six Rivers Youth Football Conference.......... 43 Skate Boarding........ 23, 24, 61 Skiing.................................. 61 SmartSavers Savings Accounts..........................82 Smoking Cessation Programs.112, 118, 127, 130 Soccer........................... 58, 61


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Softball................................ 61 Sommerville Park................ 26 South Spit Cooperative Management Area............. 28 Southern Humboldt Community Park............... 26 Special Needs/ Disabilities....................... 128 Special Olympics............... 128 Speeder Crew Car Rides...... 71 Sports Complex Park........... 24 St. Joseph Hospital................. 101, 117, 120, 126 Star Siegfried RN, BA, IBCLCBoard Certified Lactation Consultant....................... 101 State Bar of California.......... 83 Steam Up Train Rides at Fort Humboldt.......................... 71 Stewart Park........................ 24 Storytelling.......................... 62 Student Savings................... 82 Studio of Dance Arts........... 42 Studio S............................... 98 Studio School, The.............. 37 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration................. 101 Suddenlink.......... 85, 120, 121 Sun Yi's Academy of Tae Kwon Do................. 46 Sunny Brae Park.................. 24 Support Groups................. 129 Surfing................................ 56 Swimming........................... 62

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Tobacco Education............ 130 Tobacco Free Humboldt..... 130 Tolkan Campground............ 28 Tours............................. 70, 71 Toy Box............................... 64 Toys for Tots................ 65, 107 FYI.................................. 103 Transportation............. 65, 130 Transportation Safety....90-91, 131 Transportation Services FYI.67 Trees of Mystery.............. 7, 96 Tri-County Independent Living.......... 129 Trinidad Art Gallery............. 98 Trinidad Art Night................ 98 Trinidad Branch, Humboldt County Library.................. 94 Trinidad Gateway to the California Coastal National Monument......................... 28 Trinidad Museum................. 96 Trinidad State Beach........... 31 Trinity Ballet Academy........ 43 Trinity River Rafting ............ 41 Tsunami Safety...............68-69 Tutoring............................... 89 Two Feathers Native American Family Services............... 124

Veteran’s Park...................... 26 Victim Witness Assistance Program.......................... 122 Village Green, The............... 25 Vinum Park.......................... 24 Vision Care........................ 131 Volleyball................. 57, 67, 68 Volunteer Center of the Redwoods........................ 124 Volunteering FYI.................. 65

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Wailaki Campground........... 28 Warren Creek Farms ........... 43 Waterfront Boardwalk.......... 25 Westhaven Center for the Arts............................. 98 Westwood Manor Park.......... 24 Wharfinger Building & Marina.............. 25 WIC— Women, Infants & Children Supplemental Nutrition Program.... 110, 112 Wildlife Rescue FYI.............. 33 William T. Rooney Resource Center.............. 114 Willow Creek Ace Hardware.34 Willow Creek Branch, Humboldt County Library 94 Willow Creek China Flat Museum............................ 96 Willow Creek Community Union Labor Services District................ 26 Health Foundation........... 107 Willow Creek Golf Course.... 44 United Indian Wind in the Willows Health Services..74, 112, 125 Preschool ......................... 88 United Way Community Windsong Park.................... 24 Switchboard.................... 114 Wolfsen Farms..................... 43 United Way of the Wine Writing................................. 92 Country............................. 92 United States Geological Survey (USGS)................ 106 Upstairs Art Gallery............. 97 Young Media Makers...... 36, 46 US Cellular.......................... 70 Youth Crisis Hotline.... 102, 115

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Table Bluff County Park....... 32 Table of Contents...................7 T-Ball.................................. 63 TEACH of the California North Coast..... 130 Teen Advisory Group (TAG).74 Teen Center......................... 73 Teen Court................... 73, 122 Teens................................. 130 Telonicher Marine Laboratory............. 50 Valley West Park.................. 24 Tennis................ 41, 54 ,55, 63 Van Duzen-Pamplin Grove Theater................................ 63 County Park...................... 32 Thomas H. Kuchal Visitor Vector Rehabilitation Center .............................. 29 Services.......................... 129 Tidepooling......................... 51

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Youth Groups....................... 72 Youth Services Bureau (YSB)... 74, 103, 115, 120, 128 Yurok Tribe........................ 125

z Zoo, Sequoia Park............... 69


The End

When a bandaid just won’t do ...

When a true emergency happens to your child there’s only one place that you want to be...

Mad River Community Hospital’s emergency services, the first Humboldt County Emergency Department approved for Pediatrics. We are open 24 hours, seven days a week, and staffed by well-trained and knowledgeable physicians, nurses and emergency room technicians. Mad River Community Hospital’s Emergency Services also provides trauma care, cardiovascular, general medicine and surgical care, and has helicopter access. At Mad River Community Hospital it is important that we give you and your family the lifesaving care you expect and deserve. 3800 Janes Road Arcata, California

707.822.3621

www.madriverhospital.com

A Community of Caring.


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