Green Parties — Benefits for Sanctuary Forest and Friends of the Dunes



Your weekend could be a little wilder. For example, you could party hop between a couple of events benefiting wildlife habitat conservation, you conscientious party animal.

First up, Sanctuary Forest, a land and water trust that works to conserve and promote the well-being of the Mattole River watershed, celebrates 30 years of conservation at its 30 on the 30th party happening Saturday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Beginnings Octagon ($30). Expect to enjoy a fabulous Asian dinner by chef Nancy Miyamoto and dancing and live music by Candelaria and Jammies by 9. There's beer and wine on hand, too.

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There's more wine pouring at Wine by the Sea on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center ($60, $50 members, $50 advance, $40 advance members). This annual seaside fundraiser is your chance to support Friends of the Dunes' efforts to protect area coastal dune habitats and help them continue to provide free outdoor education to local schools. Sip local wines, dine on delicious cheeses, snacks and desserts, and bid on schmancy auction packages. Belles of the Levee provide jazzy/blusey tunes and artist Matt Beard will paint of one of his colorful landscapes. There's also a wine pull and beverages from Lagunitas Brewing Co., Lost Coast Brewery and It's Alive Kombucha Humboldt County.

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