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When: Thursdays

Humboldt Folklife Festival call for musicians. Submit a description of your music and full songs representative of your current work. Apply at or send recordings as web link/high resolution mp3 to All submissions due by April 2.

Scotia Band’s 2018 Sewell Lufkin Memorial Scholarship is now open for applications for Humboldt County high school graduates seeking a career in music who anticipate enrolling in an accredited music program in the fall. Applicants must complete the form (available at, obtain one letter of recommendation, and provide a written essay of up to 250 words expressing their musical accomplishments and aspirations. Deadline: April 20.

Humboldt Bee Fest 2018 call for artists. Theme: "Dance of the Pollinators." On paper or canvas, up to 40 inches by 40 inches. Submit entry to Adorni Center in Eureka or Cafe Phoenix in Arcata by May 1. For more information, call Lorna at 443-4424.

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is seeking members for its Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to support public engagement efforts and to provide decision-making support and input to the RCEA Board. The CAC will have up to 15 members representing a diverse community. Four members will be selected through an open application process, and 11 will be appointed and voted on by the full RCEA Board. CAC members will be appointed for two-year terms and all CAC members must reside in Humboldt County. For more information or to apply, visit or call 269-1700. Deadline to be considered for the first review is Feb. 20


Tri County Independent Living (TCIL) is looking for Trail Volunteers to visit trails to identify future accessibility signage needs. Volunteers will be provided guidelines about what information about the trail needs to be gathered. Information gathered will be compiled and the appropriate signage will be added to the trails in the future. If you wish to be involved, please contact Charlie at Tri-County Independent Living at 445-8404 or email

The Seven Gill Shark Review, College of the Redwoods' literary magazine, is accepting submissions of original poetry and fiction from community members, as well as CR staff, faculty and students until noon on March 21. Mail entries to (For details go to

The Humboldt Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is currently seeking applications from Humboldt County residents for its Edilith Eckart Memorial Peace Scholarship/Grant, designed to support projects that promote peace and/or social justice, locally or globally. Application and information available at Due by 4 p.m. on April 9. Mail applications to WILPF at P.O. Box 867, Arcata, CA 95518 or email them to: Call 822-5711 with any questions.

Online registration is now open at for the 23rd annual Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival to be held April 20-22 at the Arcata Community Center. Pre- and post-festival events extend from April 18 to 24.

Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring its 13th annual children’s nature writing contest on “What Nature Means to Me” by Humboldt or Del Norte County students in grades four through 12. Send submissions to with “Nature Writing Contest” in the subject line by March 23. Submissions can be attached Word documents or text within the body of the email (no Google docs). Or mail a printout to Tom Leskiw, 155 Kara Lane, McKinleyville, CA 95519.

The Student Bird Art Contest in conjunction with Godwit Days is accepting submission. Deadline is March 23. A flier with complete rules and a list of suggested birds to draw is posted at and, or can be picked up at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 South G St., Arcata.

Grant applications through Humboldt Sponsors are now available for the year 2018 to local nonprofit organizations serving Humboldt County youth. Completed application packets must be returned to Humboldt Sponsors by the postmark deadline of Feb. 9. Please mail completed application packets to: Nancy C. Mathews, Funding Chair, Humboldt Sponsors, 1171 Marsh Road, Eureka, CA 95501.

The city of Eureka is accepting applications for appointments to following boards and commissions: Art and Culture Committee, Eureka Energy Committee, Finance Advisory Committee, Historic Preservation Commission and Transportation Safety Commission. Applications may be obtained by phone at 441-4144, in person from the mayor’s office at 531 K St., Eureka, or on the city clerk’s website. For more information, call 441-4175, or go to Applications accepted until posts are filled.

The Sanctuary announces the 2018 open call for internship and artist residency programs. Interested applicants should email, mail to 1301 J St., Arcata, or call 822-0898.

Humboldt State University’s Humboldt International Film Fest announces the call to entry for local short narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films (1-30 minutes long) made within the past five years. Deadline is midnight Feb. 28. Entry fee is $10 for Humboldt County residents and free for HSU students and alumni. Visit, call 826-4113 or email

The McKinleyville Community Services District announces two alternate member vacancies on the Recreation Advisory Committee. Letters of application may be mailed to the MCSD, Attn: Lesley Frisbee, P.O. Box 2037, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 839-9003.

Interested in volunteering for EPIC? Contact Briana Villalobos, or call 822-7711 to be added to the volunteer list.

Headwaters Fund mini-grants available for projects to promote local economic development. For more information call 476-4809 or visit

The Morris Graves Museum of Art seeks volunteer greeters for Friday and Saturday afternoons, noon to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. Contact Janine Murphy, museum programs manager at or 442-0278 extension 202.

North Coast Community Garden Collaborative seeks donated garden supplies, monetary donations and/or volunteers. Contact 269-2071 or

Volunteers needed for the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center. Call 826-2359 or email

Volunteers wanted for Eureka VA clinic. Call 269-7502.

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