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FILM

4.2 WEDNESDAY

Arcata Theatre Lounge Sci Fi Pint and Pizza Night presents “War of the Monsters” (1966), doors open at 6 p.m., film at 7:30 p.m.., free with a $5 minimum food/beverage purchase.

4.3 THURSDAY

Ocean Night Film Screening presents “Rebels With A Cause!”, doors open at 6:30 p.m., Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St., the story of a regional California effort that led to the establishment of 14 national seashores, $3, free for members of Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Baykeeper, Humboldt Surfrider and children 10 and under, all ages.

4.6 SUNDAY

Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St., presents “Pocahontas” (1995), doors open at 5:30 p.m., film at 6 p.m., animated musical drama, $5, rated G.

Lifetree Café presents a film of a birth mother meeting the child she gave up for adoption and offers tips on handling a wide variety of family secrets, 7 p.m., 13th and Union streets, refreshments available, free admission. For more information, call 672-2919 or email bobdipert@hotmail.com.

THEATER

4.4 FRIDAY

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents the comedy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised],” 8 p.m., $15 general, $12 students/seniors. For reservations or more information, call 442-6278 or visit ncrt.net. The theater is located at 300 Fifth St., Eureka.

Ferndale Repertory Theatre presents the musical comedy “Spamalot,” 7:30 p.m., $18 general, $16 students/seniors. For reservations, call 786-5483 or visit ferndalerep.org.

4.5 SATURDAY

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents the comedy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised],” 8 p.m. (See Friday's listing).

Ferndale Repertory Theatre presents the musical comedy “Spamalot,” 7:30 p.m. (See Friday's listing).

4.6 SUNDAY

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents the comedy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised],” 2 p.m. (See Friday's listing).

Ferndale Repertory Theatre presents the musical comedy “Spamalot,” 2 p.m. (See Friday's listing).

CONCERTS

4.1 TUESDAY

Christ Episcopal Church presents Bay Area organist James Welch in a special Lenten performance, 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 15th and H streets, Eureka, free admission, the public is welcome.

4.4 FRIDAY

Humboldt State University Marching Lumberjacks Spring Concert, doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 pm., Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St., $5.

4.5 SATURDAY

Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., presents the Compost Mountain Boys in an Arts Alive performance, 6 to 9, free admission.

Humboldt Bay Brass Band presents “Legends of Brass,” 8 p.m., HSU Fulkerson Recital Hall, featuring five brass quintets followed by the full band playing “California Legend,” and more, $8 general, $5 seniors/children, free for HSU students. Tickets are available at the door or at the University Ticket Office (826-3928).

4.7 MONDAY

The Farallon Quintet of San Francisco, showcasing clarinet player Natalie Parker, will perform at 7 p.m. in HSU's Fulkerson Recital Hall. Parker is the principal clarinetist with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and performs with the San Francisco Symphony. Tickets are $10 general, $5 students/seniors and available at the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. For more information, visit HSUMusic.blogspot.com.

DANCE

4.2 WEDNESDAY

Free swing dance lessons, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Dream Quest Teen & Youth Center, 100 Country Club Drive, Willow Creek (to get ready for the April 13 College of the Redwoods Jazz Orchestra concert at the Willow Creek VFW hall)

4.3 THURSDAY

HSU's Spring Dance Concert, “Physical Reality,” 7:30 p.m., Van Duzer Theatre, featuring more than 40 dancers with styles ranging from traditional Middle Eastern to hip-hop. Tickets are $10 general, $8 students/seniors, with a limited number of free seats for HSU students. For tickets, call the University Ticket Office (826-3928) or buy them at the door. For more information, visit HSUStage.blogspot.com.

4.5 SATURDAY

North Coast Dance presents Relay for Life 80s Dance Party, 5 to 9 p.m., North Coast Dance Studios, 426 F St., Eureka, featuring 80s-inspired dance performances and dancing to the '80s cover band Eyes Anonymous, includes refreshments, 50/50 raffle, Dutch auction and prizes for creative costumes (spandex, neon and big hair encouraged), all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $10 general, $5 children 12 and younger, $20 for a family. For more information, call 633-5171.

4.7 MONDAY

Come make friends at the Friendship Circle Dance Club, 7 to 10 p.m., Eureka Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka, live music from the 1930s, '40s and '50s, refreshments, visitors 50 years of age and older welcome, $4. For more information, call Gloria at 725-5323.

COMEDY

4.4 FRIDAY

Mateel Comedy Cabaret presents Ellis Rodriguez, with opener Johnny Eller, doors open at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m., Mateel Community Center, Redway, limited table seating available with a two-drink minimum, recommended for those 18 and older. For more information, call 923-3368.

EVENTS

4.1 TUESDAY

Heartwood Institute presents an April Fools' Day fundraiser, doors open at 6 p.m., music at 8 p.m., Mateel Community Center, Redway, $20, featuring the Blue Rhythm Revue and deejays, refreshments, silent auction and more.

League of Women Voters of Humboldt County is hosting a district attorney candidate forum, 6 to 8 p.m., Trinidad Town Hall, free admission.

4.2 WEDNESDAY

Soroptimist International of Humboldt Bay presents “High Heels for Healing,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., Adorni Center, 1011 W. Waterfront Drive, includes raffle and refreshments, local business men don high heels to raise funds to help women and girls, admission is $20.

4.4 FRIDAY

Fortuna's First Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., art shows, music, refreshments and more throughout the downtown area.

4.5 SATURDAY

Arts Alive!, 6 to 9 p.m., art shows, music, refreshments and more throughout downtown and Old Town Eureka.

North Coast Rape Crisis Team's “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes,” 5:30 p.m., Old Town Eureka Gazebo (Second and F streets), a march to stop sexualized violence. For more information, visit walkamileinhershoes.org.

KEET'S Kids Club, 12 to 2 p.m., Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka, includes PBS kids' programming, short stories and art activities, each participating family receives a free book, free admission. For more information, call 442-0278 ext. 202 or email janine@humboldtarts.org.

Clarke Historical Museum, 240 E St. is hosting author Jon Humboldt Gates (”Falk's Claim,” “Night Crossings”) and photographer Phyllis Reynolds in a meet-the-artist event and booksigning, 6 to 9 p.m., during Arts Alive, free admission.

Companion Animal Foundation and Humboldt Spay-Neuter Network are bring Neuter Scooter, a mobile veterinarian clinic, to Loleta to provide spaying and neutering for dogs and cats, $65 for dogs (25 pounds and under), $50 for cats, $20 for feral cats in live traps, vaccinations are also available, financial aid possible. For more information or to make an appointment, call 599-1791 or email neuterscooter@yahoo.com.

Community of Arts of Trinidad presents the Redwood Express Fest, 3 p.m., Trinidad Town Hall, featuring the music of the JD Jeffries Trio from 3 to 5 p.m., a spaghetti feed from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with piano accompaniment by Jackie Hogan, followed by the music of Tim Breed then the Sierra Rose Band at 8 p.m., includes a silent auction and bake sale. Admission is $8 for the spaghetti feed, otherwise by donation. Proceeds go to Susan Morton's Redwood Express, a horse-drawn wagon service that donates to community organizations, proceeds will help cover the cost of insurance for the horses and the wagon. For more information, call 496-4974.

College of the Redwoods' Law Enforcement Training Center will test potential students for entrance to the Basic Law Enforcement Academy that begins July 17. The test includes a variety of physical fitness tasks and assessment of applicants' reading and writing abilities. To participate in the testing, call the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at 476-4334.

Cutten 4-H Club's annual Pancake Breakfast, 11 a.m., Cutten School, 4182 Walnut Drive, featuring pancakes, eggs, ham, fruit and beverages, $5 general, $3 seniors and children under 12. For more information, call 442-6274.

SCRAP Humboldt, 101 H St., Arcata, is celebrating local Geocachers with Geocache Maker Madness, 2 to 4 p.m., learn about what makes a great geocache, swap loot, trade stories and meet other players, free admission. (Geocachers hide treasures and find treasures -- known as geocaches -- based on GPS coordinates).

Dream Quest Plant and Seed Exchange and Garden Party, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., barbecue in the garden 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., documentary films 3 to 5 p.m., 100 Country Club Drive, Willow Creek. For more information, call (530) 629-3564.

4.6 SUNDAY

Friends of the Dunes Giant Used Outdoor Gear Sale, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila.

SPORTS

4.5 SATURDAY

Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St., presents NCAA Division Men's Basketball Semifinals on the giant screen, first game at 3:25 p.m., second game at 5:45 p.m., free with $5 minimum food/beverage purchae.

OUTDOORS

4.2 WEDNESDAY

Friends of the Dunes welcomes volunteers to help maintain the landscaping around and on top of the Nature Center, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 220 Stamps Lane, Manila, bring gloves and dress warmly. For more information, email info@friendsofthedunes.org.

4.4 FRIDAY

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge presents Friday Night at the Refuge, 7 p.m., featuring a walk and David Thomson's photographic presentation “The Art of Seeing,” free admission. The presentations will be held the first Friday of the month through September. For more information, call 733-5406 or visit fws.gov/refuge/humboldt_bay.

4.5 SATURDAY

Redwood Region Audubon Society is leading a free field trip to the Arcata Marsh, meet leader Carol Wilson at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot at the end of South I Street, rain or shine, bring binoculars, expected return around 11 a.m.

Friends of the Arcata Marsh is leading a free, 90-minute tour of the marsh focusing on ecology, meet leader Milt Boyd at 2 p.m. at the Interpretive Center on South G Street, loaner binoculars available with photo ID. For more information, call 826-2359.

Hammond Trail Stewards workday, volunteers needed to help with trail maintenance and more. For more information, call 826-0163.

Friends of the Dunes leads a tour of the Lanphere Dunes, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Road, Arcata, free. For more information, email info@friendsofthedunes.org.

WORKSHOPS/LECTURES

4.1 TUESDAY

Humboldt County Library Free the Poetry series presents the “All Fools' Day Poetry Writing Workshop,” with award-winning author Susan Wooldridge, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., main library, 1313 Third St., Eureka, free admission, designed for those age 6 and older.

4.2 WEDNESDAY

Humboldt County Library Free the Poetry series presents the “All Fools' Day Poetry Writing Workshop,” with award-winning author Susan Wooldridge, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Fortuna Branch Library, 753 14th St., free admission, designed for those age 6 and older.

4.3 THURSDAY

Humboldt County Beekeepers will discuss various hive types at its meeting, 6:30 p.m.., Humboldt County Agriculture Department auditorium, 5630 South Broadway, Eureka, featuring speakers Jamie Bucklin and Les Crowder. A question-and-answer session for new beekeepers will begin at 6 p.m., free admission.

Humboldt County Library Free the Poetry series presents the “All Fools' Day Poetry Writing Workshop,” with award-winning author Susan Wooldridge, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., McKinleyville Branch Library, 1606 Pickett Road, free admission, designed for those age 6 and older.

4.5 SATURDAY

Humboldt County Historical Society presents past-president Arlene Hartin discussing “Earthquakes of Humboldt,” 1 p.m., first floor conference room of the main library, 1313 Third St., Eureka, free admission.

Humboldt County Beekeepers Association presents Les Crowder of New Mexico teaching a two-day class on top-bar beekeeping, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Humboldt County Agriculture Department auditorium, 5630 South Broadway, Eureka, $120, bring a sack lunch. Crowder is the author of “Top-Bar Beekeeping; Organic Practices for Honeybee Health,” worked as a New Mexico honeybee inspector for five years and has kept bees without antibiotics, miticides or other chemicals for more than 15 years. To register, call Jamie Bucklin at 845-3362.

Motivational speaker Scott Marqus presents “This Time I Meant It,” a three-hour interactive seminar targeting Baby Boomers who want to get healthier, 10 a.m., The Link, 1385 Eighth St., Arcata. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday and are available at thistimeImeanit.com.

The Humboldt Branch of the American Association of University Women is hosting Ferndale Enterprise editor Caroline Titus speaking on “Community Journalism,” 9:30 a.m. registration and networking followed by lunch, The Victorian Inn, 400 Ocean Ave., Ferndale, $25 lunch, $10 beverage, the public is welcome. Reservations are due by Thursday, call 445-2924.

4.6 SUNDAY

Morris Graves Museum of Art's Art Talk features artist Leonard Goldstein discussing “his journey through the art world,” 2 p.m. Goldstein, a native of New York City, worked with prominent New York sculptor John Chamberlain and met some of the leading artists of the 1960s: Frank Stella, Jasper Johns, Robert Wilson, Phil Glas and Lou Reed. For more information, call 442-0278 ext. 202.

Humboldt County Beekeepers Association presents Les Crowder teaching a two-day class on top-bar beekeeping (See Saturday's listing).

4.7 MONDAY

Northern California Association of Nonprofits presents a Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie, noon to 1:30 p.m., Humboldt Area Foundation, 363 Indianola Road, Bayside, $10 members, $20 nonmembers, coffee and tea provided. To register or for more information, call 442-2993 ext. 371.

MARKETS

4.5 SATURDAY

Opening day of the Arcata Farmers' Market on the Arcata Plaza, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is held weekly through November with other North Coast Growers Association farmers' markets opening in early June.

UPCOMING

CenterArts presents the Soweto Gospel Choir at Humboldt State University's Van Duzer Theatre on April 8. “This awe-inspiring, 26-member ensemble fuses joyful a capella music with earthy, tribal rhythms, high-energy dance and percussive beats for a soulful sound that is distinctly South African.” Tickets are $35 general, $25 children, $10 HSU students and available at the University Ticket Office (826-3928) or at humboldt.edu/centerarts.