TRINIDAD NOTES: So much is going on in Westhaven and Trinidad

July ends in Trinidad with a plethora of exciting indoor and outdoor events.

TrinidadNotesBox     Sunday, July 28 brings the Annual Westhaven Blackberry Festival from 10 a.m. to about 6 p.m. at the Westhaven Community Center on Sixth Avenue.  Home made pies, preserves, music, ice cream, freshly barbecued hamburgers, family entertainment, and a sense of community all in evidence.  Proceeds benefit the Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department, which responds to so many local emergencies side by side with Cal Fire and the Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department.   Leave pets at home, please.

The same day, Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 South Westhaven Drive,  holds its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Start July 28 with Lions Club Breakfast at Trinidad School scheduled for 7 to 11 a.m.

End the day with a free All Seasons Orchestra concert at 7 p.m., Trinidad Town Hall, featuring Ellen Weiss playing Saint-Saens Piano Concerto as well as the Bayside Brass Ensemble.  Justin Sousa directs the concert, which honors the memory of George and Anne Rodden, who founded All Seasons Orchestra.

Meantime, the weekly  Sunday Trinidad Artisans Market  next to Murphy’s Market takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For the Love of Baroque July 27 

at WCA

For the Love of Baroque: A Violin Recital with Jolianne Einem baroque violin assisted by Rob Diggins, baroque violin, viola and guitar will take place on Saturday,  July 27 at 7 p.m., Westhaven Center for the Arts.   Selections will include the music of Bach, Telemann, LeClaire, Mr. John Banister, and Sen. Balshar of Germaine. $10-15 suggested donation.  Call 677-9493 for reservations.

Jolianne von Einem, violin, performs worldwide with the Magnificat Baroque Ensemble, Archetti Ensemble, and Musica Angelica as well as the Portland, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestras. She has recently toured South America, Mexico, Canada and the US with John Malkovich and the Wieiner Academie Orchestra, in performances of ‘Casanova’ and ‘The Infernal Comedy’. She can be heard on numerous recordings, and will be recording Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with Portland Baroque Orchestra in the fall.

Rob Diggins is a world traveler performing on the violin and viola with Magnificat, Portland Baroque, Musica Angelica, and other groups. Along with Jolianne, he has recently toured South America, Mexico, and U.S. with John Malkovich and company. Most recently the production of ‘Casanova’ traveled to New York and Canada, and soon Rob travels to Lisbon to take part in its filming. In November, Rob premiered a new worked called Fallen Angels; a post modern opera based on a painting by Paul Klee and ‘The Black Cat’ by Edgar Allen Poe, with music by J.S. Bach in a multi-media presentation. It featured a tenor, two dancers, and members of the Wiener Academie.  In the fall he will be recording the Bach E major violin concerto with Portland Baroque Orchestra. Rob also has a flourishing local teaching studio; and, he is a trained yoga teacher in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition under the guidance of his teacher Swami Veda Bharati. He currently teaches a ‘chair yoga’ class at the Timber Ridge assisted living facility in McKinleyville.

Embracing the 

Feminine Continues 

at WCA

Embracing the Feminine, an exhibit by two local artists, Guy Joy, former Westhaven Center for the Arts artist-in-residence,  featuring his large figurative landscape and floral acrylic paintings, and Connie Butler, former WCA curator, who is showing high-fire ceramic jars and vases that evoke the matriarchal past.  Her ceramics honor the goddess in ancient Etruscan urns and Babylonian vases.

The exhibit runs through August 25 at WCA on South Westhaven Drive near Sixth Avenue.

California State Parks Volunteer Restoration Work Day July 27

The North Coast Redwoods District of California State Parks invites the public to a restoration work day, Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinidad State Beach.

Meet at the parking lot off of Stagecoach Road next to Trinidad School.  The restoration work day will focus on the removal of invasive, non-native plants such as English ivy.  Removing the plants is a moderate activity and participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes for walking off trail.  Gloves and tools are provided but feel free to bring your own.

Work locations are less than a half mile hike from the meeting location.  For more information, contact Michelle Forys at 677-3109.

Save the Date for Library Opening Aug. 18

The new Trinidad Library holds its Grand Opening Ceremony on Sunday, August 18 at 1 p.m.   Last Saturday was library director Kenzie Mullen’s last day at the little kitchen on 463 Trinity.

Finally, after Trinidad Library opened in the shed behind Trinidad Art in 1915; moved to Town Hall in 1917; and then was housed in the Presbyterian Church, Trinidad School, and the City office annex on Trinity Street most recently, Trinidad Library has a beautiful permanent home thanks to the generosity and community spirit of Trinidadians and other library supporters all over.    Details next week.

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