TRINIDAD NOTES: Trinidad Arts Night Friday; Spring Fling at WCA; School Board Opening

Trinidad Art Nights is back for the spring-summer season, featuring art, music, poetry and dance at venues all around Trinidad on first Fridays of each month starting on May 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

TrinidadNotesBoxLighthouse Grill features the vibrant paintings of Antoinette Magyar. The exhibit changes regularly as many of her paintings have sold. There is music too.  Beachcomber Cafe will feature Trinidad Goodshield’s tunes. Singer-songwriter Craig Lemster will perform at Trinidad Museum.

Circus of the Elements will light up the sky over Saunders Park off Patrick’s Point Drive at 8:45 p.m. Look for art and music at Trinidad Art Gallery Cooperative and Cornelius Lowenstein Leathers corner of Trinity and Parker streets,  Moonstone Crossing Winery, Trinidad Bay Bed and Breakfast showing Sam Lundeen’s art, Salty’s featuring Big Lagoon Student art work, the Hann-Hemingway Du

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o, fresh popcorn, a bake sale, Midori Angelica jewelry, Trinidad Trading Company, Windan Sea and elsewhere.

After hours, Jennifer Breeze Band and Blackstage Runners will play at Ocean Grove starting at 9 p.m.

Email Community Arts Trinidad chairman Tim Breed at <a href=”“></a>for the latest performance details.

Member Art Show and Spring Fling at Westhaven Center for the Arts

WCA’s member artists are showcased in an eclectic exhibit of their best work through May and June.  An Opening Reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, May 5 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Regular gallery hours are Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Annual Spring Fling will take place on Sunday, May 12.

Call 677-9493 or email to learn about other May events, classes, and music and art in progress featuring Joe Garceau and Howdy Emerson, respectively, on Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Trinidad School’s Ocean Dance and Dinner and ‘Oz, the Great and Powerful’

May is M.A.R.E. month at Trinidad School and time for the K-8 in-depth marine studies which is one of the school’s most popular programs.

The month begins with the fun of Ocean Dance and Seafood Dinner on May 3.  The PTO will be decorating the school gym as a watery dance wonderland.  Contact Shore at  <a href=”“></a>or  <a href=””></a>for details.  Or call the school: 677-3631.

“Oz, the Great and Powerful” will be performed by Trinidad School students on May 17 featuring Jo 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.

Denise Dolan, after school director, and Meadow Bell, music teacher, are directors.

Trinidad School Board Positions Open

With the retirement of Board of Trustee Michelle Hasselquist and the upcoming retirement of Trustee Frances Damian after 12 years of service, the Board of Trustees of Trinidad Union School District has openings.  The Board has prepared a process by which a community member will be appointed to these seats.  Applicants must be registered voters residing in the district, 18 years of age, and must submit a letter of intent to the district office by 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013.  Call the school office at 677-3631 for details on this rewarding way to participate in bringing academic excellence to area students.

North Coast Perspectives on KEET

Mayor Julie Fulkerson continues her six-week series on KEET-TV’s North Coast Perspectives on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m.

This week’s program will focus on Air Transportation: Politics and Economics.  Don Ehnebuske, Executive Director, Redwood Region Economic Development Corporation, and Emily Jacobs, Program Coordinator, Humboldt Aviation Division.

Trinidad Museum’s Annual Meeting in the Sun

Afternoon Tea in the museum courtyard last Sunday was a delight.  Chairman Janine Volkmar, with her vast collection of tea pots and china, vintage linens, hats, and her culinary expertise, created a beautiful atmosphere for the 30-plus guests.  Toni Magyar, Kathy Reid (appearing as Martha Underwood), Rei Shore, Debbie Dew, Maria Bartlett and Scott Baker helped to turn the tented-courtyard into a 19th century tea garden.

Native Plant Garden Chairman Jill Mefford presented a history of the museum gardens and told of Martha Underwood’s fragrant rose as a highlight of the historic garden.   Jill nurtured the rose, and old daffodils too, from the former home site above Trinidad State Beach, for several years before the museum rehabilitation was completed in 2009.  Now the gardens are beautiful to behold with lilacs in bloom in the front.  Dr. Steve Ruth gave a tour of the Native Plant Garden pond and described the abundance of life in it.

New directors Jim Baker and Katie LaSala were elected along with returning directors Joan Berman and Jill Mefford.  Other directors are Scott Baker, Allie Lindgren, Virginia Waters, Matthew Marshall and this columnist.

Indie Crafts Show

Friends of the Trinidad Library and Essence of Humboldt present Trinidad’s Indie Crafts Show on Sunday, May 5 from 10:30 to 5 p.m. in Trinidad Town Hall.

Some exceptionally high quality arts, crafts and jewelry made by talented local vendors will be on view.  A drawing for a gorgeous hand made quilt and Don Angst stained glass work called “Iris” will take place.   $2 admission.

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