Concerts, a musical & more in the seaside village of Trinidad

“Earl Thomas and David Fleshner Together Again” will perform blues, jazz and soul at Westhaven Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for wine, treats and visiting.  Tickets $20 each with all proceeds benefiting Trinidad School Education Foundation enrichment programs at Trinidad School.  Contact Annie Lindquist at 677-9433 for information.  Tickets available at Trinidad School, 677-3631.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Coming to 

Trinidad School

The musical “The Wizard of Oz” will be performed by Trinidad School music students on May 17, thanks to the TSEF and community support. Over $22,000 was raised at the recent Casino Royale Cher-Ae Heights dinner, auction, and dance for the school enrichment programs.

Music teacher Meadow Bell and Director Denise Dolan are working with the young actors and musicians to master their parts.

Engineering Day 

at HSU

Twenty five Trinidad School Girl Scouts, led by Girl Scout leaders Linda and Phil Freeman, attended Engineering Day at HSU hosted by HSU’s Society of Women Engineers.

The young women were asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Answers included “veterinarian” and “actress.”  The next question, “How about becoming an engineer?” was met with confusion until the girls were told that engineers figure out how to make things work, all kinds of  different things, like bridges, dams, robots, cars and rockets.  Rotating through HSU’s laboratories, the Girl Scouts learned, hands on, what that meant.  The Trinidad girls voted the Fluid Dynamics lab as their favorite as they sent a variety of objects down a flume, timing them, learning about mass and velocity.  They shot streams of water at a scale to see how much force it took to lift a weight. In the Structural Engineering lab, the girls used computer programs to design bridges with different structures using a variety of materials.
The girls also participated in a Stress Test Lab, Energy Lab and Wave Technology, which included witnessing a large PVC pipe with holes drilled in the top with a gas line in one end and a speaker in the other.  After it was lit up and the speaker turned on, a wave pattern appeared in the flames.  The Scouts were fascinated as they saw that as the pitch changed, so did the pattern (learning the difference between long and short waves).  Of particularly interest was the fact that the device was constructed by a Scout not much older than the Trinidad troop.

The fifth to seventh grade girls in the Trinidad Troop came away from the event enthusiastic about engineering possibilities in their own futures, said Pia Rheinschmidt, mother of fifth grade Girl Scout Shoni.

Girls can join Scouts at any time.  The Trinidad Troop meets on Saturday mornings at school.  Upcoming events include the International Festival, Red Carpet video event, archery clinics and a county-wide “Camporee.”  Call Linda Freeman at 488-2930 for more information.

Coach Stacie Stick and Trinidad School Congratulate Basketball Team

Stacie Stick is bursting with pride for the 5th and 6th grade Basketball Team with its 11-0 league win and a 20-3 overall record.

The team included Grant Kitchen, Louis Margolin, Aidan Hasselquist, Patrick O’Brien, Cory Soll, Josh Bennet, Nico Lambert, Jayden Morehead, Theo Stick, Aedin Perkins, Ryan Dolan, Scott Malkus, Kai Pajares and Blaze Davis.

The boys participated in three tournaments in Fortuna, Jacoby Creek and Freshwater, finishing second after a loss to undefeated Rio Dell.

Players Ryan Dolan and Grant Kitchen at Fortuna, Scott Malkus at Jacoby Creek and Theo Stick and Jayden Morehead at Freshwater won special recognition very fine team work.


Watercolors’ is 

Trinidad Civic Club Program

Artist Julie Bednar will present a program on “Exploring Watercolors” at Trinidad Civic Club’s Thursday, April 4 gathering.Business meeting

starts at 10 a.m. with the program at 11. Penne O’Gara will introduce the speaker.  Jan West and Susan Morton will be hostesses. Kathleen Duncan presides.

Antoinette Magyar Exhibit at Lighthouse Grill

Antoinette Magyar’s stunning still life paintings will be on view at Lighthouse Grill starting on April 4, with a reception for the artist set for April 19, with appetizers provided.

Her work also will be shown at Natural Selections in Arcata beginning on April 12 for Arts! Arcata.  “I enjoy painting at the Farmers Market and weather permitting, I will be there every Saturday starting April 13.”  To hear more about the busy artist’s schedule, call 559-355-8896.

Midori Fulk Supports Work of Enchanted Hills Camp

Original jewelry artist Midori Fulk writes that one of her high school friend’s son attends Enchanted Hills Camp, one of only two camps “in the western US serving blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind and multi-disabled children and adults, providing a supportive environment for campers of all ages to meet other people with disabilities, make friends, enjoy nature, gain self-confidence and develop skills for increased independence.”

Dori always is generous with her time and talent, serving the community in a variety of capacities.  For Enchanted Hills Camp, she is choosing to donate 30 percent of her Etsy (that is website) sales through April 3 toward the program.

Direct inquiries to Dori’s email:

Two Chances to Inspire Spring Gardening on April 27

Trinidad Museum and Trinidad Library will hold Garden Events on the same day, Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Trinidad Museum Native Plant Garden Chairman Jill Mefford invites the community to donate garden-related equipment (shovels, rakes, hoes, forks, saws, trowels, weeders, whackers, hedgers, tillers, wheelbarrows, hoses, sprinklers, timers, watering cans, bird feeders, houses, baths, netting, flower boxes, pots, saucers, labels, art, ornaments, wine chimes, books, magazines in support of the museum gardens.

Drop off donations at the museum on Thursday, April 25 or Friday, April 26 from 3 to 5 p.m.  The sale takes place the next day.  Call Jill at 677-0355 for questions.

Trinidad Library Plant Sale event 

Chairman Ann Anderson invites the community to purchase spring plants in front of the nearly-completed library off Janis Court on April 27.  It is a Friends of the Trinidad Library event.

Come rain or sunshine.

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