People-Powered Partnerships in Humboldt!

It's time to get back to some fundamentals after the fun, frivolity, and fundraising of Brew at the Zoo last Saturday (which was a resounding success, and thanks to everyone who stopped by to sample some of Humboldt County's finest hops.

This Thursday, May 15, two Humboldt County educational institutions - Zane Middle School in Eureka and Humboldt State University – will celebrate the culmination of a semester-long partnership spearheaded by HSU engineering instructor Lonny Grafman.

Rebel Craft Rumble!


Above: The reigning Extreme Ultimate Supreme Craft Masters Jill Moore and Amy Jester, representing the Ink People.

SCRAP Humboldt presents: Open Call for Rebel Craft Rumble Competitors

Do you have the gusto, the chutzpah, the charisma to make something on the spot, with limited materials and limited time? Would you like to be the next Extreme Ultimate Supreme Craft Master? SCRAP Humboldt is hosting an open call to find teams to compete in the 2014 Rebel Craft Rumble. Teams made up of two people can apply to compete, however ultimately only 4 teams will compete at the event in October. The first elimination challenge will take place at the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival on Saturday, June 14.

Heroes ... and Eggs - It's All Happening at the Zoo!

The new Watershed Heroes exhibit is finally emerging from the construction zone that's been at the center of the Sequoia Park Zoo for much of the past year. With all eyes on a planned early summer opening, the focus now is getting the otter and salmon habitats ready for their new residents. The salmon pool walls are in place, and the plumbing is going in now. Boulders for the otter waterfalls are in place and the otter pools are being formed. Interpretive signs are nearing completion, and other interpretive elements, including stream invertebrates, spawning salmon, and redd (salmon nest) models, are in production. The brand new learning lab will begin construction in a week or two, and native plant landscaping starts later this month.

It’s been a long and exciting journey for everyone associated with the Zoo, and indeed everyone who’s visited since construction started last summer – the change is huge, and it’s going to be so much fun to have otters back at the zoo. And I just learned that the viewing tunnel is going to be big enough for adults to crawl through as well as the kids – I can’t wait!

Humboldt Theatre Companies - Even Better Together!

I have to admit I'm a total theatre geek. I just love live theatre - it speaks to me in a way that movies and television never have. So when I hear that two local theatre companies are joining forces to co-produce and stage the fabulous musical "I Love You Because" - well, you'll find me in a front row seat!

Redwood Curtain Theatre and Humboldt Light Opera Company are working together for the first time to bring this modern-day twist on Jane Austen’s Price and Prejudice, set in New York City, to Humboldt County audiences. A young, uptight, greeting card writer’s life is changed for ever when he meets a flighty photographer. Helped along by their eccentric friends and siblings, the duo learn to love each other - not in spite of their faults, but because of them.