TRINIDAD NOTES: Special Meeting Thursday About Crime Wave

Trinidad Chamber of Commerce presents a spring mixer in Saunders Park on Thursday, May 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

TrinidadNotesBoxAztec Grill will offer hors d’oeuvres. Winnett Vineyards and Moonstone Crossing Vineyards will pour their wines.Mad River Brewery and North Coast Mercantile will provide beer tasting.

Music by “For Folk’s Sake” and Bocce Ball will be part of the fun.

Chamber members and guests welcome.  For information, contact Executive Director Melissa Zarp at 677-1610, Chamber voice mail.

Sharon Hanks is helping to organize the event.

WCA’s 11th Annual Spring Fling May 12

Treat your mother to Westhaven Center for the Arts annual “Spring Fling” on Sunday, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center, 501 South Westhaven Drive.

The Compost Mountain Boys will entertain. Randy Martinez, Vaughn Beers and Stephen Spoelman will grill barbequed chicken, ribs and tofu burgers.  The WCA ladies will provide tasty accompaniments.  Mad River Brewing Company & Classic Wines of California will be featured.  WCA’s resident musician Joe Garceau will entertain.  Children’s Arts and Crafts Tables will be set up and a spring-themed raffle will complete the afternoon.

Free concert.  Food and libations provided for reasonable donations.  No dogs, please.  Families welcome.  Call 677-9493 for information.

The Last Women’s Music Night at WCA

The Last Women’s Music Night in a series will be presented Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m.  Featured songwriter is Kahish with Eileen Hemphill-Haley, Josephine Johnson and Sarah Torres adding to the richness of the evening at Westhaven Center for the Arts. $5 admission.

A Songwriting Workshop with Kahish will take place on Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  $10.  Bring tunes in progress, your instrument, a brown-bag lunch and a notebook.

‘Oz, The Great and Powerful’ at Trinidad School

The cast of “Oz, The Great and Powerful” including Joe Archuleta as the Wicked Witch, Sophie Roberts as Dorothy, Melissa as the Scarecrow, Patrick O’Brien as the Tin Woodsman, and Lizzie Dolan as the Wizard of Oz, are rehearsing three afternoon each week preparing for the May 17 performance at Trinidad School. Denise Dolan and Meadow Bell are directing the Junior Musical.

Call 677-3631 for admission information.



‘Protecting Local Water Rights and Planning for Humboldt’s Future’ on KEET-TV

North Coast Perspectives, Julie Fulkerson moderator, will feature water sales and export questions in the fourth in a series of KEET-TV programs at 7 p.m. on May 8.

Carol Rische, general manager of Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, and Sheri Woo, board member of Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, will be Julie’s guests. “Who owns the water?” will be one of the questions discussed.

City Council May 8. Community Meeting May 9. Strong Cities Profile

The City Council will meet on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.  On the agenda are the appointment of a new Councilmember and a discussion of new recycling ideas.

A Community Meeting on Law Enforcement will take place Thursday, May 9, at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.  The City and surrounding areas are experiencing an increase in theft, break-ins, and vandalism to vehicles, homes and other private property.  The reports and complaints have been coming into the City office steadily for several weeks.

Law enforcement services are provided to the City by contract with the Humboldt County Sheriff Department.  The City has invited County Supervisor Ryan Sundberg, Sheriff Mike Downey, and other Sheriff’s office personnel to attend a community forum to discuss public safety and law enforcement issues.

City Clerk Gabe Adams reminds us of a very positive note:  Trinidad was recently profiled as part of the ongoing Strong Cities/Strong State campaign highlighting local government success stories throughout California.  It’s a project of the League of California cities and the California City Management Foundation.

The City of Trinidad’s profile is accessible at:

Garden and Sculpture Show at Lost Whale Inn

Guia Hiegert at The Lost Whale Inn, 3452 Patrick’s Point Drive, will host a sculpture show on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12.

Garden Tours will be offered as well by Tom Norman from 3 to 6 on Saturday and from 10 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, when the gardens will be open to the general public.

Sculptor Mark Dube has created a variety of beautiful sculptures of flowers and other creations which are placed around the gardens and decks at the Inn and they will be on view during the tours.

The event is free.  Refreshments will be served.

For information, call 677-3425.

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