TRINIDAD NOTES: Annual Chamber Meeting Coming Soon in Trinidad

The 56th Annual Trinidad Fish Festival takes place on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There's an artisans' street fair from Main Street to the Lighthouse, barbecued salmon and white fish dinners outdoors on Trinity Street, TrinidadNotesBoxlocal wine, beer and soft drinks, free live music, a Kidzone in Town Hall, desserts by Civic Club in the Club Room, Town Hall, and tours to the 1871 Trinidad Head Lighthouse.

Dori Fulk, Dana Hope, Eric Hann, Angie Harder, Terry Huff, Pat Koutouzos, Katherine Perry, Mike Reinman, Katherine Wayne and Melissa Zarp are some of the event chairmen assisting Trinidad Chamber of Commerce President Dennis Koutouzos along with dozens of volunteers ready to welcome Trinidad's residents and visitors.

Chamber Annual Dinner Meeting June 25

Brett Shuler will cater guests' choice of braised short ribs with red wine jus, scallion mashed potato, grilled asparagus, or grilled chicken breast with cashew coriander sauce accompanied by saffron rice, or spiced tofu stuffed portobellas with roasted shallot sauce for the Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner set for June 25 at 6 p.m., Town Hall.

You can hear cool, sophisticated piano jazz on the Steinway by Al Macy and meet the Chamber's 2013 Citizen of the Year.

The cost is $25 per person.  Please RSVP by June 21 by emailing [email protected] or call 677-1610.  Chamber members, prospective members and guests most welcome.

A financial report and Chamber event announcements for 2013, including free Summer Movie Nights on July 9, 23, August 6 and 20 in Town Hall.

As well, Chamber Scholarship winners Reed Kenny and Geena Damian, graduates of Trinidad School four years ago, will be introduced.   Both Trinidad students are graduating from McKinleyville High School this month and college bound in the fall.   Reed Kenny also is the recipient of the $1,000 Trinidad Civic Club scholarship for 2013.  Congratulations to these fine students and to their families.

Trinidad Artisans Market, Jeff Stanley's Art and Music at Lighthouse Grill

Artisan Market coordinator Penny Gunn, 834-8720, announces that weekly Sunday event will take place on the west side of Murphy's Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the summer.  Live music and local arts and crafts are part of the  fun.  Vendors and musicians are encouraged to call her for scheduling a place and time at the Market.

Jeff Stanley painted the beautiful view of Trinidad Head and the Memorial Lighthouse shown on the Artisan Market poster seen all over town.   The original of that painting is sold, but other stunning landscape works by Jeff Stanley is on view at Lighthouse Grill now.

Lighthouse Grill continues its Sunday from 5 to 7 live music series with Joe Garceau on June 16, JD Jeffries on June 23 and Sara Torres on June 30.  Call Sherry Vanderpool at 845-6242 for details.

Trinidad Museum Exhibits

Trinidad Museum celebrates Trinidad Civic Club's Centennial, 1913-2013, with an exhibit in the Heritage Room of the service club's milestones, beginning with organizing the town's first library in a shed behind Trinidad Art Gallery in 1915, and building the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, a replica of the Trinidad Head Lighthouse, in 1949.  Edgar Allen Poe's (not the poet-writer) detailed model of the Lighthouse, rehabilitated by Scott Baker, is part of the exhibit.  Intern Andrea Requeno organized the exhibit.

The Museum entry way features a beautiful new 24"x 36"giclee painting by Caleb Whitbeck representing in meticulous detail the two Spanish ships sailing into Trinidad Bay in 1775.  It is on permanent loan to Trinidad Museum from Paul Decker.

The Native American Room features a new exhibition of baby, cooking, ceremonial, and burden baskets and implements from the museum's permanent collections.

The "Photographs of Native Americans of Northwest California" continues through the summer in the Photography Room.

Trinidad Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 12:30 to 4 p.m.  Or Call 677-3816 for special group or visiting family showings.  The flourishing Native Plant Garden is available for self-guided tours through the summer.

"Cleaning Tips for Free Spirits and Other Slobs, Including Men and the Feeble"

Local author Martha Walden has written a funny "how to clean" book based on ten years of experience of cleaning other people's homes, "but seldom my own."

I haven't read it yet but Janine Volkmar has and she says it reads as though it were written by the famous "New Yorker" humorist James Thurber.  Janine says it would be a perfect gift for a spouse or roommate, or other reluctant homemaker.  Available locally at Blake's Books in McKinleyville, Northtown Books in Arcata, and the Booklegger and Eureka Books in Eureka.

Walking Tour of Trinidad Head Lighthouse and Granite Cross

Trinidad Museum and the HSU OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) present a walking tour of the 1871 Trinidad Head Lighthouse and the 1913 granite cross which replaced the 1775 wooden Spanish cross on Friday, June 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The tour is $30 for OLLI members and $55 for non-OLLI members.  Sign up for the OLLI program by calling 826-5880 or visit

(You can email Patti at <a href="mailto: [email protected]"> [email protected]</a>.)






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