FREE Old Town Guided Historic Walking Tours

Take the family on an interactive history lesson of Old Town

FREE!The city of Eureka’s Outdoor Recreation Program, Explore Eureka, in partnership with the Clarke Museum is launching weekly “Historical Walking Tours” in Old Town Eureka on July 2, 2016.

The tours offer an interactive history lesson and are designed to be fun for the whole family. Tours take you up close and personal with the buildings and history of Old Town.


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Overview of all Get Out and Play Day Events

Here’s where things are as of July 21, 2016 for #GOPD2016

Keep checking in and follow us on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter (#GOPD2016) on Twitter for events and times as they’re updated. To see all the events lined up for Get Out and Play Day 2016 – updated with each new event, follow this link.
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May is Mental Health Month

Come join us for all of the May is “Mental Health Matters Month” activities throughout our community.

FREE!Free events that help start the conversation and help us fight Stigma. Free movies, Art shows, Marches, Zumba, workshops, networking, a free family Skate night and a BBQ with all sorts of table and activities. Be part of our movement to facilitate positive change in the community while having a fabulous time.

Here’s a partial list of just a few of the events taking place this month.

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FREE: Living History Day at the Clarke Museum

FREE!Living History Day is a chance to experience a glimmer of Humboldt County history.

Come down and experience what it was like to enter a Victorian-era pharmacy by enjoying some free draft root beer at our soda fountain, poured by local historian Ray Hillman.

Root beer will be provided by Lost Coast Brewery. Talk to a soldier from Fort Humboldt, played by historical actor Bill Kohse. We will also have a variety of touchable historical objects on display, as well as hands-on activities related to local earthquake and tsunami events.


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Free Art Class at the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center

FREE!“Relax Socialize, and express yourself through art.”

The “Drawn to Art” Class will now be every Friday from 1pm-3pm.


  • Located at the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center
    133 7th Street in Eureka
  • Please RSVP for the class by calling 707-407-3833.

Arts Alive! At the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center

The Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center will be showcasing artwork from the Center’s “Drawn to Art” Group alongside other local artist.


  • April 2nd from 6pm-9pm
  • 133 7th Street in Eureka.
  • Call 707-407-3833 for more information.

FREE! Live Storytelling Performance from Paul Woodland

FREE!FREE Family Event for kids of all ages & their families.

This is a Wee Readers special event featuring: Paul Woodland—known as the “Mad River Raconteur.”

Paul honed is storytelling skills while working as a Park Ranger telling tales on the radio (KHSU) and through hundreds of public performances in the classrooms, parks and festivals.  Paul is well known for his weekly radio storytelling program, “The Whippy Dip Radio Show” on KHSU.

Details of the event:

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Wee Readers Family Literacy Program at Betty Chinn Day Center

Did you know that reading to young children increases brain development at an early age and better prepares them for future learning?

Children who are read to at an early age are also more likely to be able to begin to read on time.  Reading to infants allows for a social and emotional development that is vital for a happy and healthy family to flourish.

FREE!Parks & Recreation has partnered with the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center to offer a Family Literacy Program for 0-5 year olds & their families.  This program is free and will includes a featured book of the week read out loud to the group, along with accompanying songs & activities.

Current schedule

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City of Eureka’s Fence Banner Advertising Policy

The City of Eureka Parks & Recreation Department has determined that there is an opportunity and a desire for advertisers to purchase banner space to promote their events and businesses.

The purpose of this policy is to create clear guidelines for the Department and the public to understand the possibilities and limitations of the advertising opportunities offered on City fences.

You can download a pdf of the policy document here.

UPDATE: Pathway to Payday FREE Job workshop series has new partner

(Update as of Feb 22, 2016 includes addition of Express Employment Professionals as a new partner.)

Have you been on the job hunt but are finding that you aren’t getting a call back for an interview?

Eureka Parks & Recreation and the Betty Chinn Day Center are committed to empowering the members of our community and providing them with the tools to set them up for success.  Which is why they have partnered to create Pathway to Payday—a unique and innovative workshop that will not only teach you how to best sell yourself on your application & how to best be prepared for an interview, but workshop participants will get the opportunity to immediately put these skills to the test with on-site interviews with real employers looking to hire. Continue reading UPDATE: Pathway to Payday FREE Job workshop series has new partner