SPECIAL UPDATE: Get a free Star Wheel at Bugs, Bats, and Owls – OH MY!

Eureka Parks & Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation Program, Explore Eureka, is proudly offering a new FREE event series for the whole family—Wild Nights.

Explore Eureka this Thursday, October 22, 2015 with the first in that series: Bugs, Bats & Owls…OH MY!

Learn about our local nocturnal wildlife through this unique outdoor evening adventure featuring a variety of educational and interactive activity booths.
Transform yourself into a bug! Make your own flying bat! Create edible owl pellets! Meet real life scientists! Create your own star wheel!

Experts from Stillwater Sciences & Humboldt Wildlife Care Center will be on hand with interactive and fun presentations on bats, birds and owls.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE “Party in Pink” Zumbathon Moves to Wharfinger

The annual “Party in Pink” Zumbathon fundraiser on October 10, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM is now going to be at the Wharfinger Building at 1 Marina Way in Eureka.

Everything else remains the same.

The purpose is to raise breast cancer awareness and support a great local cause.

It’s only $12 to attend. Donations are accepted.

In addition to a great party, lots of local businesses will donating fun prizes to be raffled away with tickets at $1 each or five for $4.

All proceeds will be donated to the Breast and GYN Health Project in Arcata.

Continue reading IMPORTANT UPDATE “Party in Pink” Zumbathon Moves to Wharfinger

UPDATE: Halloween Costume Drive at the Adorni Center

While you’re out and about this weekend, please pick up a costume for a child that could really use some help.

We are conducting a costume drive at the Adorni Center through October 16 and we need your help.

What we need:

  • New or lightly used costumes for ages 5 to 12
  • Children’s sizes or “one size fits most”
  • Appropriately themed costumes (such as cartoon characters)

Give the gift of an unexpected treat. Give a Halloween costume to an underprivileged child.

Costumes can be dropped off anytime during business hours at the Adorni Center front counter (1011 Waterfront Drive in Eureka). Donated costumes will be fitted and distributed to the kids on Sunday, October 17 in the recreation room at the Serenity Inn, 2109 Broadway Street in Eureka.

For more information, call 707.441.4374.

UPDATE: Holiday Craft Bazaar Application on line

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 from 10AM to 4PM at the Adorni Center.

However, to be there, you need to register – and you need to do that quickly!

  • General registration, open to everyone on a first come, first served basis is on now at the Adorni Center
  • To download the PDF application, follow this link.
  • To see all the details about the event, get a booth map,  you can follow this link.

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. Fees are required upon registration.

For more information, please call Ashley at 707.441.4374

FREE EVENT: Bugs, Bats, and Owls – OH MY!

FREE!Join us for this FREE family event October 22, 2015 from 6PM to 8PM at Sequoia Park.

There will be educational and activity booths:

  • Owl & Bat Experts
  • Make Your Own Flying Bat Craft
  • Bug Costume Booth

Like astronomy? Then you’ll love this event too.

  • Learn the Constellations
  • Stargaze with Telescopes
  • Make Your Own Star Chart

It’s all part of the Wild Nights Outdoor Recreation Event Series.

Want more information? Call 707.441.4248

Halloween Costume Drive at the Adorni Center

We are conducting a costume drive at the Adorni Center through October 16 and we need your help.

What we need:

  • New or lightly used costumes for ages 5 to 12
  • Children’s sizes or “one size fits most”
  • Appropriately themed costumes (such as cartoon characters)

Give the gift of an unexpected treat. Give a Halloween costume to an underprivileged child.

Costumes can be dropped off anytime during business hours at the Adorni Center front counter (1011 Waterfront Drive in Eureka). Donated costumes will be fitted and distributed to the kids on Sunday, October 17 in the recreation room at the Serenity Inn, 2109 Broadway Street in Eureka.

For more information, call 707.441.4374.

“Party in Pink” Zumbathon Fundraiser

Help raise money for the Breast and GYN Health Project and have a great time!

Michaele Whitely will host the annual “Party in Pink” Zumbathon fundraiser on October 10, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Eureka Muni (changed from Adorni Center). The purpose is to raise breast cancer awareness and support a great local cause.

It’s only $12 to attend. Donations are accepted.

In addition to a great party, lots of local businesses will donating fun prizes to be raffled away with tickets at $1 each or five for $4.

All proceeds will be donated to the Breast and GYN Health Project in Arcata.

Get your tickets at the Adorni Center or from Michaele or call 707.441.4248 (or just show up at the door)

 

Help Sponsor a Booth for Our Annual Halloween Carnival

Help create a special Halloween for families in our community.

Be a part of the City of Eureka Recreation’s Annual Halloween Carnival by sponsoring a booth for only $50

What you get (aside from our undying gratitude) :

  • Have your business’s name incorporated into the activity
  • Display banner
  • Your choice to facilitate your activity on the night of the event – OR- city staff will facilitate it on your behalf

Are you interested? (Of course you are!)

Contact Ashley Taylor at 707.441.4374 or atyalor@ci.eureka.ca.gov

Join us for California Coastal Cleanup Day

Help us clean up!

On Saturday, September 19th we need volunteers to meet at the Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way, Eureka) beginning at 9am, ending at noon as part of a statewide effort to help clean our coast. Show up anytime during this time and work as long as you want.

There will be a table and staff during the whole time to direct give you more information on where we’ll be cleaning. (We will be cleaning up from The Wharfinger building to the start of the boardwalk.) Supplies are provided including trash pick up sticks and bags.

BBQWe will be concluding the cleanup with a free BBQ including oysters, hamburgers, hotdogs and beverages at the Wharfinger.

If you have questions, please call the Adorni Center at 707.441.4248

If you’d like to find out about the project going on through all of California, follow this link.

UPDATE: Zumba Master Class Registration is Now On Line

Join us when Cecilia Mills leads a Zumba Master class September 26 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Municipal Auditorium.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. CeCe Mills is the instructor.

You can now register on line by following this link. Continue reading UPDATE: Zumba Master Class Registration is Now On Line