Willpower 101 For August 29, 2015

Are you stuck with a habit you keep trying to change but just can’t?

If that sounds like you, watch this video and then sign up for this month’s Willpower 101 class at our new easier-to-use location (where you can also save 20% if you’re a newsletter subscriber).

The next session is next Saturday, August 29, from 10AM-noon at the Adorni Center.

Our topic will be “Breaking Down the Barriers to Success”

We will take a non-judgmental look at the behaviors we do that get in the way or our success – or just keep coming back again and again. We’ll figure out what we get from them and how to get those benefits without the pain of the side effects.

As always, it will be educational but uplifting; fun and engaging. Bring friends.

Register here  at our new easier-to-use site (or just show up). If you just show up, please allow about 15 minutes for registration so be there by 9:45.

Download a pdf flyer with all the information here.

Special deal!Don’t forget, if you subscribe to our free newsletter, which you can do here, you can save 20% on a community class registration. If you’re a subscriber to the newsletter, and you want to save the 20%, you have to do it at the desk at the Adorni Center, or you can pay at this special site (and bring in your receipt.)

39th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar Priority Registration is Opening

If you’re an artisan or craftsperson looking to sell your work, you need to be at the 39th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar on Saturday December 5, 2015 at the Adorni Center.  However, to be there, you need to register – and you need to do that quickly!

Registration Deadlines:

  • Returning Vendors requesting the same site as last year: Call 707.441.4374 between August 24 and September 4
  • Returning Vendors requesting a different site: Call 707.441.4374 from September 7 through September 18
  • Returning Vendors who miss priority registration must participate in general registration (below)
  • General registration: First come, first served beginning on September 21 at 9AM at the Adorni Center

No phone registration will be accepted after September 18.

For Priority registration, fees and applicable paperwork (application, seller’s permit and /or business license) must be received no later than Friday, September 18 by 5PM. (There are no exceptions.)  You can mail your fees/paperwork or come in person to the Adorni Recreation Center at 1011 Waterfront Drive in Eureka. Make checks payable to the City of Eureka. Failure to pay fees and submit necessary paperwork by Friday September 18 will result in forfeiture of your requested spot and will require you to participate in the general registration in order to be a vendor at the bazaar.

For more information, please call Ashley at 707.441.4374

2015 Men’s Fall Basketball League Getting Started

The Men’s Fall basketball league is getting started!

It’s open to men 18 years or older and there are also additional divisions for men 30+ and 40+. Game begin October 5, 2015 with a nine-game season, played on weeknights.


$450/team plus $10 non-resident fee for each player that lives outside the eureka city limits. Each participant must have a photo ID on file.

League Organizational Meeting:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 6:00 PM at the Adorni Center 1011 Waterfront Drive. Teams not represented at that meeting will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Game Schedules will be available Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Adorni Center.


  • Thursday, August 27 through Friday September 25
  • Register Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM at the Adorni Center
  • Roster, league fees, and non-resident fees must be submitted together.
  • Minimum of five signatures are necessary to submit a roster

Any questions? Call 707.441.4245

2015 Fall Women’s Volleyball Registration Ends August 28

Put together your own Volleyball team!

Six signatures are necessary in order to submit a roster. Roster, league fees and non-resident fees must be submitted at the same time. Schedules will be available the first night of play. Each team will pay a 12 game season beginning the week of September 14, 2015 and ending in mid-December with games on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings with a maximum of 12 teams.

Registration ends August 28.

Cost: $325/Team plus $10 non-resident fee for each player that lives outside Eureka City limits.

Where: Register at the city of Eureka recreation office at 1101 Waterfront Drive Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM.

Each participant must have a photo ID on File.

Willpower 101 For July 25, 2015: Change From “I Have to” to “I Get To”

If you have ever promised to get fit, lose weight, stress less, or just lead a healthier lifestyle – and you didn’t stick with it – this monthly, uplifting, powerful, interactive session is exactly what you need! Powerful coaching and direction from professional motivator, Scott “Q” Marcus.

The next session is this Saturday, July 25, from 10AM-noon at the Adorni Center and we’ll focus on how change your attitude to be happier, even when things are necessarily going the way you want.

Our topic will be “Getting from Hafta to Getta”

In other words, how do you change your attitude form “I have to exercise (yick)” to “I get to be healthier (yay)” or from “I have to watch what i eat to I get to be in control.”

Register here (or just show up). If you just show up, please allow about 15 minutes for registration so be there by 9:45. (Also, remember that due to “Play by the Bay” taking place next door at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center at the same time, parking might be tight.)

You can download a pdf flyer with all the information here.

Kids Ride FREE on Madaket Tours

Eureka Community Services Blog and Events

Kids ride free with a paying adult on Get Out and Play Day,  July 25, 2015!

kids-free-dayStep aboard and learn the history of Humboldt Bay and Eureka’s waterfront during a 75 minutes narrated cruise traveling along the shores of the bay. During your cruise, the captain explains local history, industries, activities, points of interest, and local wildlife.

  • The tours depart at 1:00PM, 2:30PM, and 4:00 PM from the foot of C Street
  • Free for children 17 or under with a paying adult (value of $10-$16 per child)
  • Call 707.445.1910 for more information

Download the flyer here.

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KHUM Radio Interview About Get Out and Play Day

We are very grateful to KHUM radio for the interview they did earlier with our own Ashley Taylor. It’s definately worth listening to – and you can do that at

Please thank them too at khum.com

Photo Contest on Get Out and Play Day

Just in!

cameraWe are going to have a photo contest surrounding all the events going on this Saturday, July 25, at Get Out and Play Day.

How to enter:

  1. Grab your cell phone (or whatever)
  2. Take a photograph or short video of any of the events going on
  3. Post it to your Facebook page and tag “Eureka Parks and Recreation” with a description of the photo or Tweet it with the hashtag #GetOutAndPlayDay
  4. Our favorite five will get a small gift certificate to Los Bagels. (We know, it’s not a lot, but what the heck, it’s fun, right?)

Other stuff we gotta tell you:

  • By posting or sending the video, you give us permission to use in our publicity
  • Photos and videos must be original and shot by you
  • Our decision is final and will be announced by 8/1/2015
  • Have a fun time and be creative