Wow, what's not to love about this event out at Miranda's Rescue in Fortuna? There will be free cheese tasting (Loleta Cheese Factory, Rumiano and Cypress Grove Chevre), free chcolate tasting (Venlo, Drake's Glen Creations and Old Town Coffee and Chocolates), free music, pastries, beverages, pony rides and did I mention it's free? The raffle and auctions will benefit the beloved 30 acre Miranda's Rescue sanctuary which currently is caring for about 600 creatuers from koi fish to horses. This sounds like a great family friendly event to showcase a worthwhile local organization.
Humboldt Herbals seeks to raise some money from the community to build a classroom that will house all sorts of community building events. The classes will include such topics as herbal medicine classes, yoga classes, spiritual development classes and other topics that serve to benefit our Humboldt community.
If you're out and about in Eureka this weekend or next, you're likely to see a lot of these pawprints - and all of them lead to 77 West Second Street, a largely unoccupied storage building that current owners Mercer-Fraser have made available to local artists Rachel Schlueter and Laura Granados to stage the unique HumCats art show.
Rachel and Laura had the idea for HumCats, which opens at Arts Alive, 6pm on Saturday August 2nd, when they attended Cat Art Show Los Angeles (CASLA) earlier this year, in which Rachel showed three pieces. Creative sparks began to fly, and with the active support of other local artists, as well as Humboldt Spay/Neuter Network, whose new feral cat clinic will receive 20% of all art sales revenues from the show (as well as 100% of the proceeds from the feline-themed bar - with added cat candies - Executive Director Jennifer Raymond and her cohorts will be running at the opening). There may even be some adoptable felines in attendance!
Chris Nichols says he was "in the right place at the right time." His company, Muddy Waters, started in an Arcata coffee shop of the same name. Chris worked at the shop while studing ceramics at Humboldt State University. He worked his way up the ladder from a barista to a roaster, into sales and finally ending as a manager before the shop closed and Nichols restructured Muddy Waters as a small batch roastery. Today it's a tight two-person operation, with dedicated employee of three years Jason Coyle doing most of the deliveries. Chris Nichols spends his days treading the boards between the small coffee roaster and the counter where he labels the bags, takes orders and prepares shipments.
Humboldt Made would like to thank the many members who dropped off their products at our office. We sent a literal truckload of display items to Sacramento!
The official Humboldt County display received a gold medal at the 2014 California State Fair, currently underway in Sacramento, the second year in a row it has earned such honors in the popular counties exhibition.