Trinidad Art Night this Friday; Pasta Making Party slated

The second “Trinidad Art Nights” of the season takes place Friday, June 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. all around Trinidad.

TrinidadNotesBoxSaunders Park will feature “Spin Jam” at 6 p.m., Belly Dancing with Tribal Oasis at 7 and Fire Dancing by Circus of the Elements at 8:45.

Salty’s will host Alejandro Escudero’s acrylic and water color surf art and music by the Pilot Rock Ramblers.  Lighthouse Grill features Jeff Stanley’s beautiful acrylics,  jewelry by Pachamama Jewels and music by UFO 8.  Laura Rose will present children’s stories guitar tunes at Trinidad Museum.  Trinidad Trading Company has art and gifts from around the world and outside music by Clouds on Mountain, and next door, Windan Sea features art by local artists.

Portraits and sketches by Nicole Sanlo and Josephine Johnson’s original guitar and ukelele tunes will be featured at Beachcomber Cafe.  Cornelius Lowenstein Leathers has a grand opening celebration with folk music by Tim Breed and Joe Garceau.  Seascape Restaurant will feature Native American basketry, cap making, jewelry and crafts.

Trinidad Art Gallery presents mosaics and fused glass by Barbara Wright and harp music by Howdy Emerson as well as guitar and vocals by JD Jeffries.  Sam Lundeen’s landscape paintings and more of Howdy Emerson’s harp music will be featured at Trinidad Bay Bed and Breakfast.  Moonstone Crossing will feature Marc Chaton’s photography.  Trinidad Town Hall will have a display of Betta Markovic’s work and Moonstone Outreach Project will present music by Eclectica.  Learn Cuban Salsa dancing with Jack Luwis from 7 to 8 p.m. and enjoy open Cuban Salsa from 8 to 9.  Dancing to Eclectica’s music will continue until 10 p.m.

Susan Morton, 496-1398, will give horse-drawn wagon rides.  $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Ocean Grove presents an after party with DJ Knutz and Wrye playing funky disco and disco-infused electronica at 9 p.m.  $5 at the door.

Go to the Trinidad Art Nights web site for late breaking scheduling or email

North Coast 

Open Studios

The second weekend of local artists opening their studios to visitors takes place June 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. all over Humboldt County.  Both Westhaven Center for the Arts and Trinidad Art Gallery are participants.  Howdy Emerson and Jeff Stanley’s work are featured at WCA with the WCA Member Show a bonus treat.  Kathrin Burleson’s studio off Patrick’s Point Drive north of Larrupin’ Cafe is open.  So is Paula Levine’s “Paula’s Puzzles” studio along with Oceana Madrone’s.

Go to for a complete list of artists and studio locations.  Or call 834-6460.

Brunch for the Bunch

Trinidad Civic Club presents “Pasta Making Party with Teri” as its final meeting of the season called Brunch for the Bunch at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 6 in the Club Room.

Teri Smullins of Teri’s Catering and Cakes will demonstrate.  A silent auction is planned too, with Civic Club members donating special new, used and vintage items for sale.  $5 per person.  Members, guests and the community are invited.  Reservations a good idea.  Call Penne O’Gara, 677- 3840.  Penne and Martha Sue Davis are hostesses.  Kathleen Duncan will preside at a short business meeting at 10 a.m. prior to the brunch.

Michael Gonzales at Garden Gate

Michael Gonzales, who “spins gold out of straw by turning found, free materials into art work” will have his latest creations on view at the Garden Gate on the plaza in Arcata starting Friday, June 14, when a reception for the artist will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.  All are invited.

Trinidad Fish Festival Coming Soon

Trinidad’s hospitality will be in full operation for the 56th Annual Fish Festival set for Father’s Day, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. up and down Trinity Street.  Fresh fish dinners, cakes, a Town Hall Kidzone, vendors, live music, and a welcoming atmosphere from all of the local businesses, festival volunteers, and local organizations will be in evidence.

Musical Sundays at Lighthouse Grill

Lighthouse Grill’s special live music programs continue from 5 to 7 p.m. each Sunday in Saunders Shopping Center with Tim Breed on June 9; Joe Garceau on June 16; JD Jeffries on June 23; and Sara Torres on June 30.  Call 845-6242 for more information.

Get Well Wishes for Kathy Bhardwaj

Past Mayor Bhardwaj is recuperating from some painful foot surgery in Portland.  She has to wait at least another four weeks before she can stand up.  Has some good help but is missing Trinidad friends very much.  She’d love to hear from you:  Kathy Bhardwaj, 470 SW Valeria Vista Drive, Apt. 205, Portland, Oregon 97225.

(You can email Patti at