GOPD 2021 Schedule

Get Out & Play Day returns July 31!

Here’s the schedule so far. It’s subject to change of course.

You can download a PDF with all the events; including information about our photo contest by clicking on this link.

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Get Out and Play Day Returns!

It’s back!

Come join us on July 31, 2021 for the return of Get Out & Play Day with lots of free fun activities throughout Eureka.

This popular FREE community event will take place throughout Eureka with activities for everyone.

All current Humboldt County COVID guidelines will be in effect. If you are feeling sick, please stay home. We’ll see you next year.

Follow the event on Facebook or use GetOutAndPlayDay.com to get the latest information.

Summer In Heart of Eureka Ends This Week!

How do you play?

  • Pick up a booklet from any participating merchant
  • Follow the clues and answer the questions in the booklet
  • Drop off your booklet at the Clarke Historical Museum by the deadline in the booklet. All completed booklets will be entered into a random prize drawing to win items donated from participating businesses.

Photo Contest Too!

There is also a social media-based photo contest so you can share your adventure and be eligible for even more prizes, which, of course, you can play without entering any facilities.

  • Take a photo in Old Town or Downtown by Saturday, August 15.
  • Tag it with #TheHeartOfEureka

Participating Merchants

You can print out your own booklet if you wish by following this link.

  1. Scrapper’s Edge
  2. Humboldt Herbals
  3. Redwood Music Mart
  4. Good Relations
  5. Kinetic Museum Eureka
  6. Tailwaggers 2 Thrift Shop (Sequoia Humane Society)
  7. Living the Dream Ice Cream
  8. Madrone Taphouse
  9. Old Town Art Gallery
  10. Art Center Space
  11. Otto+Olive
  12. Eureka Rubber Stamp Company
  13. Many Hands Gallery
  14. Stonesthrow Boutique
  15. Proper Wellness Center
  16. Taste of Bim
  17. Old Town Coffee & Chocolates
  18. Abraxas Shoes and Leather
  19. Om Sweat Om

A special thanks goes out to Eureka Main Street, Clarke Historic Museum, Scrapper’s Edge, and the participating businesses who made this possible.

Visit the website about this fun promotion at TheHeartOfEureka.com 

UPDATE: Print Your Own Booklet for Summer Scavenger Hunt

This update reflects a more specific date when the booklets will be available and also provides a PDF that can be downloaded and printed.

Have you been looking for a way to help your community during these tough times?

Well, get ready to do that and have fun in Old Town and Downtown Eureka (“The Heart of Eureka.”) This is designed to be a socially-distant outdoor-based, safe activity. Masks and social distancing is required to participate. 

How does it work?

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Eureka to Launch Community Scavenger Hunt to Revitalize Old Town and Downtown Eureka

Have you been looking for a way to help your community during these tough times?

Well, get ready to do that starting Friday, July 24, 2020 (updated) and have fun in Old Town and Downtown Eureka (“The Heart of Eureka.”)

We know there is a positive shift and an improved collective attitude in our community when we bring people together for a common goal, and since the pandemic has challenged us on so many fronts,  we are excited to announce an opportunity to reunite, reconnect, and recover by simply visiting Old Town and Downtown for a playful adventure for all ages: a self-led Community Scavenger Hunt in the “Heart of Eureka”.

How does it work?

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Libations for Donations Fundraiser Feb 26

Join us for “Libations for Donations” at Phatsy Kline’s in the Historic Eagle House from 6PM to 10PM on February 26.

This fundraiser will help the UPLIFT Eureka Program designed to support our houseless community members in accessing vital resources to obtain housing, employment, and to reclaim independence.

That’s right, you can have a good time and support solutions to homelessness.

There will be live music too! Join us for Blues Night hosted by Andy B!

One dollar from every drink will go directly to support UPLIFT Eureka. So please, come join us for a night of dancing and libations meanwhile supporting your community.

Details:

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Pathway to Payday Free Job Workshop Series Returns!

Real Skills. Real Interviews. Real Job Opportunities.

Pathway to Payday has a greater than 90% success rate receiving a second interview or a job offer for those who complete all four days.

All classes are 10am-1pm at The Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center (133 7th Street in Eureka).

Schedule:

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City of Eureka Celebrates Another Successful Employment Workshop

The City of Eureka’s Pathway to Payday is a four-day employment workshop that takes place in partnership with the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center. This event focuses on the enhancement of application, resume & interview skills, & offers participants the opportunity to interview with real employers for real jobs, receiving tangible feedback that they can apply to future interviews.

To date, Pathway to Payday has garnered a 90+% success rate with participants who complete all four days receiving either a second interview or a job offer.

This week, 23 of our valued community members completed the December 2019 Pathway to Payday event while 22 of these individuals received either a second interview or a job offer. Further, the participating businesses had overwhelmingly positive feedback about the candidates they interviewed.

Below are some excerpts from the participant surveys collected:

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Get Out & Play Day 2019 Video

We took the images you submitted for #gopd2019 and combined them into a fun video.

Thanks to everyone who submitted an image.

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Winners of GOPD 2019 Contests

Part of the fun of Get Out & Play Day is taking part in the contests.

Here are the winners from #gopd2019

Photo Winners

  • Best overall Photo: Ironman Spellmeyer on Facebook

Ironman Spellmeyer Winning Photo

  • Best Family Photo: Annie Nisson on Facebook

Annie Nisson Winning Photo

  • Cutest Photo of a Child: Sharon Plumlee

Random Drawing Winners

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