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Events in the month of September 2017
Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice invited you to our 15th Annual Taste of the Cove at Mal Coombs Park in Shelter Cove on September 2, 1-5 pm.  The flaming chefs will be grilling fish from our shores, a new addtion- New England clam chowder in sour dough bowls, Shelter Cove Pioneers will provide desserts.  Ray Bevitori opens for Jammies by 9, Irie Rockers will close.  Adults $35, $15 12 years and younger, free for five and under.  $15 to come in without dinner. Beer and wines will be served.  Kid's zone will feature new fun project.  For more information call HRCH office 707-923-7276.  No dogs please.

Mary Neufeld Vice President of HRCH 

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On Sunday, September 3rd the Mateel Community Center will host the 9th annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke Off, Humboldt's original combination Beer & BBQ competition.  The event will feature unlimited micro & homebrew tastings in a free commemorative tasting glass, a smorgasbord of BBQ samplers from the competing contestants, a free plate of side dishs and complimentary breads, and the chance to help decide the competition's winners by voting for your favorite BBQ dishes and beers.  Also featured is great live music from Diggin Dirt and Way Out West in an outdoor setting at the Mateel, 59 Rusk Lane in Redway from 4-9pm.  To sign up for the BBQ competition or enter your homebrew call the Mateel at 707-923-3368.

Please note that BBQ contestants must provide their own ingredients, serving utensils and grill (if needed) plus make enough of their dish to serve bite size samplers to a crowd of approximately 300 people.  Home-brewers should make enough beer to provide samplers for the same.  Two free admissions are offered to each BBQ contestant or home-brewer who enters.  Prizes, bragging rights and a commemorative plaque go home with the top three winners in both the Beer and BBQ categories, plus a limited a cash reimbursements on expenses.  

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Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 9 for the Big Red: Ancient Redwood hike, held in a section of virgin Mattole headwaters forest. Hike leaders will share stories about the Mattole community's historic efforts to preserve different areas of this forest, including the 2,000 year old Big Red, which sparked the creation of Sanctuary Forest in 1987. Meet at the Sanctuary Forest office at 8:45 a.m. Bring a lunch and plenty of water and wear sturdy hiking shoes. This hike is a rigorous, mostly uphill, 5-mile hike on uneven terrain.
For more information, visit, or call 986-1087 ext. 9#. 

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Dinner. Music, Raffle, Desserts, Beer & Wine, nonalcholic drinks
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Join us for the Arcata Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, September 10, 2017 on the Arcata Plaza at 10am. Our program will feature local speakers, mental health and prevention resources, and activities, followed by a 3 mile walk throughout Arcata.

Proceeds benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Learn more at

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Please join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, September 10 for the Map Reading & Land Navigation hike in Hidden Valley in Whitethorn. Hike leaders Eric Shafer and John Jennings will lead an introduction in reading maps and using compasses to navigate your way through the wilderness. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Sanctuary Forest Office. Bring a compass, lunch and water. Some compasses will be provided. For more information, contact Anna at, or call 986-1087 ext 9#. Hope to see you there!

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Covers the essential skills for sound bookkeeping (manual or computerized) including setting up a chart of accounts, tracking sales, bills, inventory, fixed assets, credit cards, owner's investments and withdrawals, bank statements, and information for various tax reports. Our expert presenters make this topic fun and easy to learn.

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The community is cordially invited to join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 16 to witness and participate in the Naming Ceremony. The Naming Ceremony is an annual ritual held each fall within the ancient redwood forest sanctuary of the Mattole River headwaters. This candlelight ceremony—which features poetry and music—will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end by 7:30, with refreshments served afterwards. The names of all those who have been memorialized and honored during the year, as well as all of our donors, will be read aloud during the ritual. Those recognized at this ceremony will reflect all donations received by September 14th.
Please call Sanctuary Forest at (707) 986-1087, ext. 9# if you would like to attend this very special ceremony. RSVP by September 10th is requested. 

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Please join us at the

Southern Humboldt Chamber Mixer!

 Member Appreciation & Membership Drive!
Come meet Jenny Early, our New Executive Director!

Grand Opening & Block Party for:

Divine Origin
Bliss Spa
Redwood Raindrop Harmonics



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Your participation is needed!

Please join the Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce's
1st annual Garberville/Redway yard sale!

It's time for businesses and residents to clean out your closets/garages!
Anything you forgot to take to the Healy Senior Center yard sale?

Everyone is encouraged to have their own sale or move to a high traffic area!

Tables will be available in the Town Square for $10.00 each (profits are yours).
or drop off your resalable items to the Chamber.

Please call Jenny (707)-923-2613 to reserve a table or drop off items. (11-5, M-F)
Our sale will be at the Chamber parking lot.  All profits will go toward future Chamber events. 

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Join Sanctuary Forest as we celebrate thirty years of dedicated conservation in cooperation with our diverse community!  Music, wine, dinner, dancing!

Sanctuary Forest is a land and water trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual, and instrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community.

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