TRINIDAD NOTES: Fish Fest Coming Up In Trinidad

The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce presents the 56th Annual Trinidad Fish Festival on Fathers’ Day, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trinidad School, Town Hall and all along Trinity Street.

TrinidadNotesBoxMelissa Zarp, executive director of the chamber, reports that the fresh fish dinners will be accompanied by locally sourced side dishes this year. Dana Hope and Debbie Dew are chairmen of the Kidzone activities in Town Hall. Eric Hann, of the 707 Band, is entertainment chairman.

Trinidad Civic Club will serve cake in the Club Room, Town Hall.  Midori Fulk is chairman of vendors who will line Trinity Street.

Chamber President Dennis Koutouzos oversees the over 100 community volunteers it takes to organize, set up, serve, participate and clean up after Trinidad’s signature annual festival. For information on being a part of the fun in any capacity, leave your contact details at Chamber voice mail 677-1610 or email

Patrick’s Point  Native Plant Garden 50th Birthday Celebration

Last week we reported that Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. was the 40th Birthday Celebration for the Native Plant Garden at Patrick’s Point State Park.

Early Patrick’s Point Garden Club members, including Carla Powell, actually began the garden in 1963!  Later dedicated gardeners included Helen Mar Beard, Dorothy King Young, Frederica Aalto, Pat Chaney, Donna Haddock, Liz Thatcher and others who planted more than 50 species at the site, including western azalea, Labrador tea, tan oak, vine maple and Pacific dogwood.

Tours between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. include native plant garden tours; bird and plant walks between 9 and ll:30 (meet along Patrick’s Point Drive at Park entrance);  a hike through many of the parks most striking places at 10:45 (meet at Visitor Center); and Sumeg Village tours at 11:30 and 1 p.m. (meet at covered cook shelter).

There is an $8 per day car entry fee at the kiosk near the Visitor Center.

North Coast Open Studios June 1-2 and June 8-9

North Coast artists will open their studios on the weekends of June 1-2 and June 8-9.  Dozens of Humboldt County’s talented artists from Ferndale to Trinidad have their work on view to visitors.

Featured Trinidad artists and art venues include Kathrin Burleson, Oceana Madrone, Paula Levine and the work of many artists at Trinidad Art Gallery and Westhaven Center for the Arts.  Go to the event web site or call 834-6460 for information and studio tour maps. (See article, page B4.)

Music by Sara Torres, Tim Breed and Joe Garceau

Lighthouse Grill in Saunders Plaza features local musicians each Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.  Set to play on June 2 is Sara Torres.  Tim Breed performs on June 9 and on Fish Festival day, June 16, Joe Garceau will be featured.

Artist Toni Magyar’s colorful paintings are rotated regularly in the restaurant.

Brunch for the Bunch at Trinidad Civic Club

Trinidad Civic Club’s last meeting of the season takes place Thursday, June 6 with a Brunch for the Bunch at 11 a.m. preceded by a business meeting at 10 a.m. with Kathleen Duncan presiding.

This year’s meeting will feature a silent auction of special treasures donated by each club member.  Members and guests welcome.  Call 677-0222 for information on the Club and its activities.

Trinidad Civic Club thanks participants in the 18th Annual Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Ceremony which took place on a bright, wind-free day last Sunday.

Boy Scout Troop 99 led by John Packer, Trinidad Girl Scout Troop 70534 led by Linda and Phil Freeman, United States Coast Guard Lt. JG Alex Scott, the Rev. Susan Armstrong, Mayor Julie Fulkerson, Bagpiper Matthew Marshall, Saxophonist Matthew Brogdon, wreath makers Lena Macy, Marilyn Cargill and Martha Sue Davis, Sun Valley Floral Farms, President Kathleen Duncan, Memorial Name reader Janine Volkmar, sound engineer Eric Hann, Mistress of Ceremonies Dana Hope, and the ladies of the Club who provided a collation for participants and guests following the ceremony all made the day memorable.

Special thanks to Jason Richie, manager of Trinidad Bay Bed and Breakfast, for attending to the site flag on a daily basis and to Denice Wagner for maintaining the garden so beautifully.  Also thanks to Steven Spoelmann, Holly Lara, Janine Volkmar and Debbie Dew for cleaning and polishing the lighthouse and bell support prior to the ceremony and to Anne and Tom Odom for their constant attention to the site.

Trinidad School Graduation

Trinidad School eighth graders will celebrate their graduation on Wednesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. but before this the students have challenged the school staff to a baseball game on June 11 at 1 p.m.  The last day of school is June 14.

Welcome Home Joey Wauters and Jim Webb

Joey and Jim have returned from a month of hiking and touring literary landmarks in England.  They visited Stratford-on-Avon, Oxford, Jane Austen’s home, Bronte country, the Cotswolds and the moors and dales of the English countryside which inspired generations of poets, novelists and playwrights in celebration of their 40th anniversary.

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