Blue Lake Notes: Happenings in the peaceable hamlet

The City of Blue Lake, nestled in the mountains just a few short minutes from Arcata and McKinleyville, is a unique community, full of life and adventure. Often called the Center of the Universe, Blue Lake is the home of Dell’Arte, the Logger Bar and the Mad River Brewery! Here are just a few of the upcoming activities happening in and around the Blue Lake area for the week.

Student civic involvement

Today, Oct. 4 local elected officials will share with students from Blue Lake Union Elementary School the joys of civic involvement.

After a short presentation elaborating on the structure of local government, students will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a variety of local officials, including City of Blue Lake councilmembers, Humboldt County supervisors Mike Wilson and Ryan Sundberg, Humboldt County Sheriff personnel and city staff. The goal of this program is to show students that local government is where change can take place and to plant the seed for the leaders of tomorrow.

Medieval times

The Festival of Courage, a Coastal Grove Charter School Parent Organization sponsored event, will take place on Saturday Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8, just outside of Blue Lake at Christie’s Ranch. Now in its 15th year, the festival will host the Knights of Mayhem and the Blue Lake Mounted Archers. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Breakfast at the Grange

The Mad River Grange, located at 110 Hatchery Rd. next to the Logger Bar in Blue Lake, will hold its monthly breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. This will be the first breakfast to take place after the Grange’s new Barn Red paint job and face lift by the Mad River Old Crows. The cost of breakfast is $5.

Disaster Preparedness Month

October is Disaster Preparedness Month, and the Blue Lake Public Safety Commission along with the Blue Lake Rancheria are hard at work planning and preparing for a special event to take place on Oct. 20. More information regarding this event will be unveiled as plans are finalized.

April Sousa, a Blue Lake resident, is a member of the Mad River Grange, Wha-Nika Women’s Club and works as City Clerk for the City of Blue Lake.




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