Make hay to the barn party in Bayside — Barntini! Friday, Sept. 7 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Kokte Ranch and Nature Preserve ($35, $30 advance, includes food and one drink). This one's for the 21 and up crowd.
Raise money (and the roof!) at the fifth annual event that benefits local beloved organizations. The end of summer soiree helps further the missions of Jacoby Creek Land Trust, Humboldt Wildlife Care Center and Bird Ally X. It's an evening of Martinis in the barn, featuring a deluxe taco bar by Brett Shuler Fine Catering, live music by The Absynth Trio, Dominic Romano and Morgan Corviday. The cocktails are made with locally produced spirits from Dutch and Dewey Distillery. Play a little bocce, chat with friends around the fire pit or a take a walk down by the creek. All in all, it's a fine way to say goodbye to summer and help preserve the lands and wildlife we cherish here on the North Coast.