TRINIDAD NOTES: Exchange students to talk about what it’s like to be in America

March 15 is the deadline for names to be added to Trinidad Library plaque! Glenn and Janis Saunders, major contributors to the Trinidad Library, stand next to the model for the plaque to be installed in the new building, which is now 90 percent complete. Donations of $500 or more qualify for "Founding Family" status with the donor's name (or an "in memoriam" dedication) to be added to the plaque. Checks are deposited in the Humboldt Area Foundation and must be received by March 15 to qualify. For more information, contact Library Building Fund Chair Patti Fleschner at 677-3816 or email baycity@sonic.net.

March 15 is the deadline for names to be added to Trinidad Library plaque! Glenn and Janis Saunders, major contributors to the Trinidad Library, stand next to the model for the plaque to be installed in the new building, which is now 90 percent complete. Donations of $500 or more qualify for “Founding Family” status with the donor’s name (or an “in memoriam” dedication) to be added to the plaque. Checks are deposited in the Humboldt Area Foundation and must be received by March 15 to qualify. For more information, contact Library Building Fund Chair Patti Fleschner at 677-3816 or email baycity@sonic.net.

American Field Service foreign exchange students will be guest presenters at the Trinidad Civic Club potluck on Thursday, March 7.

TrinidadNotesBoxHigh School seniors who have attended local schools since last fall will tell about their impressions of life in America starting at 11 a.m. in the Club Room, Town Hall.

Tyler Vack’s eighth grade class from Trinidad School will attend the potluck luncheon as well and learn about foreign exchange possibilities in their future.

Dana Hope, Lena Macy and Marta Tennant will be hostesses. Civic Club members are encouraged to prepare extra portions for the potluck to insure that all of the students are properly fed.

Kathleen Duncan will preside at the Club business meeting at 10 a.m. prior to the potluck.

Beachcomber

 Chamber Mixer

The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer at the Beachcomber Cafe on Thursday, March 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Chamber will provide treats from the Beachcomber menu as appetizers. A no-host bar will be available featuring the entire Beachcomber beverage menu including wine, beer, coffee and tea and root beer.

Chamber members and guests are invited to connect with peers, neighbors and friends.

Recently appointed Executive Director of the Chamber Melissa Zarp, who with Alice Vasterling and Jackie Keegan, own the Beachcomber in Trinidad and in Bayside, will be on hand to greet guests. The Beachcomber employs more than 20 people in its two locations.

WCA news

WCA’s busy March schedule includes the Humboldt Talent Showcase featuring local talent on Friday, March 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. Call Mark Noyes at 362-1150 if you’d like to perform $5 at the door.

Third Friday Jazz on March 15 features local musicians of the 24/7 band, Al Macy, Bill Andrews and Larry Brown at 7 p.m. $5 to $10 sliding scale.

St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated a day early at WCA with a dinner and concert on Saturday, March 16 at 5 p.m. Tireless Debbie Dew and the gang will prepare a traditional Irish dinner featuring corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, carrots and freshly baked Irish soda bread. $17 per person includes dessert.

Following dinner, music and dancing with the Pilot Rock Ramblers featuring Bryce Kenny, Pete Needham, Patrick Cleary, Tim Harkins and Jim Adams will commence. $10 for the concert alone. $25 per person for dinner and the concert.

Reservations a must. Call 677-9493 by March 10.

Casino Royale a Hit

Trinidad School Education Foundation, founded in 1995, has as its mission ensuring that “Trinidad School students receive a broad range of academic, arts and enrichment programs. We believe that with such a foundation, each student will graduate from Trinidad School armed with the tools necessary to forge a positive and successful life.”

Each year the TSEF provides financial assistance, largely for the school music program but also for marine activities and resource education (MARE), the artist-in-residence program, garden project, drama (co-sponsored by the Trinidad Trust Fund, PTO and California Arts Council), technology, sports, field project (with help from CIF, Lytel and McLean Foundations, Little League and Youth Soccer League), a fitness track, (co-sponsored with the City of Trinidad and Six Rivers Running Club), and for the establishment of a permanent Endowment Fund.

President Tomas Aguirre introduced the members of the TSEF board at last weekend’s Cher-ae Heights dinner, auction and dance. They are Superintendent Geoff Proust, Danny Ferguson, Valle Janes, Annie Lindquist, Leslie Legg, Rachel Dilthey, Emily Arispe, Anne Rush and Sara Knight. Founder Jim Zito was present at the event along with ex-officio members Jan West and Neal Ewald, stalwart supporters of the school for decades.

Cher-ae Heights was packed with parents, school staff, school board members, dozens of volunteers and a wildly supportive audience which enjoyed dinner, music by the Blue Rhythm Revue and Trinidad Jazz Project and a live auction led by popular Rex Bohn. Frances Damien and Mike Morgan warmly greeted everyone at the door.

Many very generous local businesses donated silent and live auction items in support of Trinidad School programs.

March 15 Founding Family Deadline

The Trinidad Library Building Fund Founding Family campaign will end on March 15.

Over 175 Founding Familes, those who have contributed from $500 to $100,000 to the library building fund, will be honored on the permanent plaque, now being fabricated, to be placed in the new library.

Jan and Jim Brown, already a Founding Family, just contributed an additional $5,000 in memory of Jan’s parents, Iver and Elsie Isackson. Many thanks to the Browns and to all of the wonderfully supportive community members who are making the library possible.

The new library is about 90% completed. For inquiries about the last ten days of the campaign, call 677-3816 or 677-5089 or email baycity@sonic.net.

“A Contribution to Prayer” Exhibit Ending Soon at Trinidad Museum

The exhibit of an intricate collection of magnificent traditional contemporary pieces for the ceremonies of the Hupa, Yurok and Karuk tribes on view at Trinidad Museum will end at the end of the month.

Callie Lara and her husband, Walt Lara, and their daughters Keduescha, Kishan, Elizabeth and Roberta have contributed to this spectacular exhibit in the Native American Room. Ron Johnson organized the exhibition.

Trinidad Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. (closed Easter Sunday) at 400 Janis Court off Patrick’s Point Drive.

Music Every Sunday at Lighthouse Grill

Local musicians share their talent each Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Grill in Saunders Shopping Center. Listen, dine, mingle at this intimate venue which serves freshly prepared local menu items from 11 a.m. on most days of the week.

(You can email Patti at baycity@sonic.net.)