FREE: Reading and Storytelling Group for Very Young Children and Their Families

If you have a child up to five years old, this free family event is for you!

Come to the Wee Reader’s Group Family Literacy Program

FREE!Join us the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center (at 133 Seventh Street in Eureka) for a fun & educational experience where children and adults are given the opportunity to explore books and story-telling together in a supportive environment which caters to all reading levels.

The event goes from 11AM to 12:30 PM. January’s theme is WINTER.  Tuesday, January 19’s theme will be “RAINY DAYS!”

We will be reading “The Cat In The Hat”

cat in hat

Questions? Call the Betty Chinn Foundation at 707-407-3833







Set Your Goals and Intentions for 2016

There’s no time like the present to lay out your goals for the coming year.

Granted, it can be done any time of the year but there’s something about a new year that calls for a fresh start.

willpower-101-logo-smallWhether you’d like to knock off those few extra pounds, get more fit, spend more time with your family, or get more organized, if you’re serious about change, you need to attend the first Willpower 101 session of 2016 on January 30, 2016 from 10AM to noon at the Adorni.

Our topic for this first month will be “Lining out a Successful Year.”

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Art Camp for Children During Presidents’ Week Ages 5-12

Let your child’s creativity soar during Presidents’ Week Art Camp

Your children will be encouraged to express themselves through watercolor, ceramics, mosaics, and more!

This four-day camp will focus on the fundamentals of art creation in various mediums where kids will create several projects that will all be taken home at the end of the session.

There will be a lunch period provided, but families are encouraged to provide a snack and sack lunch if preferred.

The details:

    • CORRECTED: Dates: Feb 16 through Feb 19, 2016 (no class on Monday due to holiday)
    • Times: 8:30 AM through 1:15 PM each day
    • Ages: 5 through 12
    • Cost $75
    • SPECIAL: If your child signs up for this activity and the Raiders of the Lost Park Explore Eureka Program, which takes place at the same time period, he or she gets both exciting fun classes for a grand total of $100. (To find out about Raiders of the Lost Park, follow this link.)

To register for this class only click here or call 707.441.4248

To register for both classes and save $40, you must call 707.441.4243.


Raiders of the Lost Park for Ages 5-12 During Presidents’ Week

Let your young ones explore the environment outside their front door!

Eureka Parks & Recreation’s Explore Eureka program is offering a Presidents’ Week Camp at Sequoia Park

Young Adventurers will hike trails, learn about wildlife living in the park, and experiment with science focused activities relating the eco system of the redwoods. Kids will have lunch among the redwoods and learn fun outdoor adventure skills like treasure hunting, tracking, and knot tying.

The details:

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UPDATE: Music and Movement For Very Young Children

Come swirl and twirl in this class, where fun and movement abound for the tiniest of dancers, boys and girls from one to four years of age.

Watch your child use his or her imagination as he or she develops:

  • Motor Skills
  • Body Awareness
  • Concentration
  • Creativity

Beginning dance techniques and natural movement will add to the fun of this class, where self expression is encouraged. (Parents, make sure to stay and watch your little ones bloom.)

Classes run every Saturday from January 9, 2016 through January 30, 2016 from 9:30AM to 10:15AM. They will be at the Ryan Center (1653 J Street, Eureka). Cost is $25 for Eureka residents and $26 for non residents. (The class will also run from March 5, 2016 through March 26, 2016.)

UPDATED WITH CORRECT PHONE NUMBER: For more information, please call 707.441.4248.

Toddler Soccer Classes at the Eureka Muni

Dribble, pass, shoot and score!

Youngsters will learn basic techniques of the world’s most popular, fast-moving game. It’s a real kick (sorry, couldn’t resist) and could anything be much cuter than a bunch of two to five-year-olds having a great time playing with a soccer ball?

Classes are non-competitive and run in a friendly and nurturing environment where parents, family, and friends are encouraged to cheer and support the participants.

The details:

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UPDATE: “Creative Escapes” New Dates and Times

Let artist and instructor Soheila Amin empower your child to discover his or her individual artistic style and talents through different techniques of painting, drawing, and sculpture, while experimenting with the possibilities of the mixed media process.

For younger children, these creative adventures will be filled with new and fun ways to experiment with painting, drawing, and sculpture, while learning about patterns, color, texture, and more.

A class has been started for teens where they will explore their own style through different techniques of painting, drawing, and sculpture, while experimenting with the possibilities of the mixed media process.

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