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Tour the marsh

The Redwood Region Audubon Society will present a free guided field trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Bring binoculars and meet trip leader Bob Battagin at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata to enjoy easy-to-walk trails, beautiful views of Humboldt Bay and a diverse range of overwintering birds, including ducks, shorebirds, herons, and egrets, raptors and songbirds. Also, keep an eye out for otters and otter signs as they frequent the marsh ponds.

Theater production

The Dream Quest Drama Club will present “And Then There Was One” Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Kimtu Cookhouse in Willow Creek.

There is no set admission fee, though donations are encouraged to support the drama program. For more information about the show, call Dream Quest at 530-629-3564. For more information about Dream Quest, go to

Birding tour

The Redwood Region Audubon Society will offer a free guided birding tour at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m.

Everyone will meet leader Ralph Bucher at the Visitor Center for this two-mile walk along a wide, flat trail that is packed gravel and easily accessible.

Just outside of town, this refuge offers astounding and easy access to tidally-influenced habitats including mudflats, riparian vegetation, conifers, and a bay that hosts a variety of geese, raptors, shorebirds and waders. Email Ralph to sign up at thebook@reninet.com.

Dance party

A dance featuring live music and a “great floor” is held every Monday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Admission is $9.

On genealogy

The Redwood Genealogical Society’s “Speaker Luncheon” will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Locha’s Restaurant, 751 S. Fortuna Blvd., Fortuna.

The program begins at noon with Martin Abshire, a retired California Highway Patrolman talking about “How traditions can be passed down, sometimes even unknowingly.”

Meetings are free and open to the public. An optional lunch of two tacos, chips and a beverage is available for $15, including tax.

Soul food

The Eureka NAACP “Soul Food Dinner” is set for Feb. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eureka Woman’s Club, 1531 J St., Eureka.

The cost is $20 general and $10 for College of the Redwoods and Cal Poly Humboldt students and children 10 and under. To purchase tickets, call or text Sharrone at 775-338-1909.

Redwoods run

Join Redwood Parks Conservancy, California State Parks and the National Park Service for the annual Run in the Redwoods 5k fun run and walk on April 6 in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Orick.

Following the run, stick around for food trucks, live music, activities for kids and more.

Registration is $40 per person and includes a limited-edition T-shirt or $25 per person for just the registration fee. Kids under 12 are free. A virtual option will be offered for those who want to support the parks from wherever they call home.

To register online, go to Registration on race day begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.

The Redwood Parks Conservancy supports events and programs, coordinates volunteers, raises funds, and helps to welcome over one million visitors annually to Redwood National and State Parks. Learn more at redwoodparksconservancy.org.

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