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.

The Weaverville Hammer-In, This Weekend.

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I often get asked how I learned to blacksmith or where a person could go to learn blacksmithing. Humans have been blacksmithing for thousands of years , all over the world, but it is still amazingly difficult to find instruction in blacksmithing. There are a few blacksmithing classes offered in a handful of Metal Arts programs across the country. As far as I know there is only one school in this country that offers blacksmithing as a major, The Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Most contemporary blacksmiths have learned their skill by working with or apprenticing under a master blacksmith.

 If you live in Humboldt or any of the northern counties and you are interested in blacksmithing there is a perfect opportunity coming up this weekend to learn from one of the best blacksmiths and teachers of blacksmithing in the world at the Weaverville Hammer-In.

Prize-Winning Marimbist Performs At Arcata Playhouse

World-class marimbist Eriko Daimo will display her dazzling virtuosity at both Eastern and Western music during a rare concert in Arcata at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at the Arcata Playhouse.

Marimba virtuoso Eriko Daimo

The Japanese musician with captivating charisma and numerous prizes has given solo concert performances around the world. She is a force among today's generation of players of marimbas--large percussion instruments similar to xylophones but with keyboards crafted out of Honduras rosewood.

She is playing an instrument crafted by Marimba One, based in Arcata and considered the maker of the world's finest marimbas. It has been the choice for years of Daimo, who says: "I feel that the marimbas of Marimba One are alive...the instrument itself seems to create a variety of gorgeous, deep, warm, glittering and profound sounds.

"I can feel my emotion flowing through the instrument," she adds.

Come hear her play both Bach and Debussy, as well as compatriot Ryuichi Sakamoto. Tickets are $12/$10, and are available at Wildberries Market, Wildwood Music, or by calling 822-1575.


Hike, Paddle, Enjoy.

New Year’s Day Guided Hike or Paddle at Humboldt Lagoons State Park


Trinidad – California Department of Parks and Recreation, Patrick’s Point Sector will sponsor a free, guided hike or paddle in Humboldt Lagoons State Park on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states.  Join California State Parks to celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes across the state on January 1, 2014. Rejuvenate by taking a family friendly trek through a state park close to home!


Be ready to Launch or Hike at 11:00 a.m.


PADDLE: Meet at the Stone Lagoon Visitor Center at 115336 Highway 101, Trinidad with your kayak, stand-up-paddleboard or canoe and gear. You also have the option of renting a sit-on-top kayak from Kayak Zak’s at half price for this event.  Wetsuits and gear will be available at regular prices. Please call in advance for rental reservations. All participants must wear a properly fitted life jacket. This guided paddling trip will head to the sand spit and include a beach and wave safety discussion. Upon leaving the beach we will head to Ryan’s Cove Campground to meet up with the hiking party for lunch and a tour of the campground’s flora and fauna.  This paddle is approximately 4 miles round-trip. Wear clothing that can get wet.  All ages are encouraged.  Difficulty: Easy.


HIKE: Meet at the Dry Lagoon Parking Lot at 11:00 a.m. This guided interpretative walk will begin along the beach and then head inland following the trail around the back of Sharp Point to Stone Lagoon.  Hikers will meet up with the paddling party for lunch and a tour of the campground’s flora and fauna before heading back to Dry Lagoon.  This hike is approximately 5 miles round-trip and includes some gradient.  Wear comfortable hiking shoes.  The trail may be damp. Difficulty: Moderate.


Heavy Wind or Rain Will Cancel.

All participants should bring layered clothing, lunch and drinking water. Bonus: All participants are eligible to win one of ten new life jackets in a free raffle drawing!


For more information:                                    For Kayak or Gear Rentals:               

Keven Harder (707) 845-6171                   Kayak Zak’s (707) 498-1130               

Humboldt Made Airport Display to Welcome Visitors

Angeline Schwab, Executive Director, Humboldt Made

1385 8th Street, Suite 224

Arcata, CA 95521

(707) 388-3010

                                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Humboldt Made Airport Display to Welcome Visitors


Humboldt Made is excited to expand awareness of Humboldt County's quintessential products with a photography display at the California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport. The display, which is a result of a collaboration among Humboldt State University, the County of Humboldt, Humboldt Made and the Headwaters Fund, will feature imagery of several Humboldt Made products.