Lifestyle briefs | Museum hosts ‘Discovery Day’ – Times-Standard

Lifestyle briefs | Museum hosts ‘Discovery Day’ – Times-Standard


Discovery Day

The Natural History Museum of Cal Poly Humboldt will host a new all-ages event called “Cool and Creepy Discovery Day” on Saturday from noon to 4 pm

Everyone will have the opportunity to explore “cool and creepy critters” — from large spiders and bats to skulls and a 15-foot python skin. The museum will have several new specimens on display as well, including a snowy owl, a grizzly bear, a mountain lion and a Nile crocodile.

Exploratory activities presented by Cal Poly Humboldt students will be available, including those that look at skulls and teeth, bats and owls, glow in the dark minerals, and more. Other new exhibits are also on display.

The cost to attend Saturday’s event is $3 per participant, with Natural History Museum members and adults accompanying children admitted for free. Masks are required and costumes are encouraged.

For more information, go to or leave a message at 707-826-4479. The museum is located at 1242 G St., Arcata.

Tour the marsh

Friends of the Arcata Marsh is sponsoring a free tour of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday.

Everyone will meet leader Sharon Levy at 2 pm in the lobby of the Interpretive Center on South G Street for a 90-minute, rain-or-shine walk focusing on marsh history, wastewater treatment, birds and/or ecology.

Masks are recommended, but not required, inside the building, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. For more information, call 707-826-2359.

Marsh tour

The Redwood Region Audubon Society will present a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday from 8:30 to 11 am

October often brings many migrants, including sanderlings, sandpipers, other waders and ducks Bring binoculars and meet trip leader Larry Karsteadt at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata for the chance to experience incredible views of Humboldt Bay, easy-to -walk trails and a great diversity of birdlife.

Birding excursion

The Redwood Region Audubon Society will present its monthly “Women and Girls Birdwatching” series on Saturday from 9 to 11 am This month’s outing will focus on both birds and plants.

Everyone is invited to bring binoculars and look for birds along the Freshwater Creek trail, then make their way to the California Native Plant Society’s North Coast Chapter’s native plant nursery and demonstration garden.

Meet trip leaders Kate Rowe and Barbara Reisman at the Freshwater Farms Reserve trail parking lot, 5851 Myrtle Ave., Eureka. Reservations are not required to attend.

Look for birds

The Loleta area contains a blend of riparian, wetland, pasture and estuary, resulting in a wide diversity of wildlife. The Redwood Region Audubon Society trip leader Ken Burton will lead a half-day outing on Sunday in search of waterfowl, shorebirds, waders, raptors and songbirds.

Everyone will meet at 8:30 am at the intersection of Eel River Drive and Summer Street in Loleta. Be prepared to carpool with masks optional. Those who want to carpool to the meeting point should contact Ken Burton at 707-499-1146 or shrikethree

Pancakes and books

The Trinidad Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast and book sale in the Trinidad School cafeteria Sunday from 8 to 11 am The menu includes pancakes, eggs and a choice of ham or bacon — or biscuits and gravy and eggs. The cost for breakfast is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Children’s books will be available for 25 cents, with paperbacks 50 cents and hardbacks, $1. Proceeds from the breakfast and the book sale will support local school and community projects

Weekly bingo

Bingo games are played every Tuesday at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Doors open at 5 pm and games start at 6 pm A snack bar is available.

Honoring veterans

The Redwood Empire Quilters Guild will meet on Nov. 3 at the Humboldt Grange, 58945 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka.

The program will focus on honoring veterans. The guild donates quilts made by members to veterans in hospice and to the North Coast Veterans Resource Center. A project to honor other veterans will be announced.

Social time begins at 5:30 pm and the meeting begins at 6 pm Call Martha Johnson at 707-498-5390 for more information.

About genealogy

The Redwood Genealogical Society will meet at 11:30 am Nov. 9 at La Locha’s Restaurant, 751 S. Fortuna Blvd.

The program begins at noon, with Carol Kinser talking about her grandmother, Alice Davis Chase, who came to Humboldt County in 1861 when she was 10. Her route from England took her through the Isthmus of Panama. Kinser will also be telling the story of her grandfather, Arthur French Chase, who first came to San Francisco by wagon train and eventually rode to Humboldt County on horseback in 1869 and homesteaded the Monument Ranch.

An optional lunch of two tacos, chips and a beverage is available for $12, plus tax and tip.


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Jorge Oliveira