The Trinidad Civic Club presents the 18th Annual Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Ceremony on Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. at the Lighthouse on Edwards Street.
Friends and families of those who have died at sea or who have been buried at sea whose names are engraved at the site are invited to attend. It's a special year for the Civic Club, marking one hundred years of community service, 1913-2013.
Matthew Marshall will begin the ceremony with bagpipe music followed by flag raising and the pledge of allegiance led by Trinidad Girl Scouts Troop 70534 and Boy Scout Troop 99. Linda Freeman and John Packer are Scout leaders.
Trinidad Civic Club President Kathleen Duncan will welcome guests followed by a prayer given by the Rev. Susan Armstrong, Christ Church Episcopal, Eureka. A United States Coast Guard representative will speak and honor the several Coast Guard service members who are commemorated at the site.
Mayor Julie Fulkerson will perform the bell salute on the 1898 bell. Janine Volkmar will read the memorial names and Matthew Brogdon will play "Taps" to close the ceremony of about 35 minutes. Dana Hope will be mistress of ceremonies.
Following the ceremony, the Civic Club will serve refreshments in the Club Room, Town Hall.
For information on the ceremony, call 677-3816.
Baroque Violin Benefit Concert
Holy Trinity Church (1873), Trinidad's oldest structure, hosts the third concert in its series to raise funds to rid the attic of raccoons on Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m. Holy Trinity Church is located on Hector off Parker Streets only a block from the Memorial Lighthouse.
Jolianne von Einem, Baroque Violinist, will perform J.S. Bach, "Fantasies" of Telemann, and Balshar's "Division on a Ground." She will be joined by her partner, violinist Rob Diggins.
Jolianne von Einem performs internationally and lives in Westhaven. She plays with the Magnificat Baroque Ensemble as well as the Portland, Los Angeles and Seattle Baroque Orchestras. She is the co-founder of El Mundo and recently toured with John Malkovich and company in performances of "Casanova."
Nancy Sheen, Holy Trinity Guild President, says "we are fortunate to have such talent living in our own community."
Call 677-0416 for a reservation. Seating is limited. A $15 donation is suggested. A reception will follow the afternoon concert.
Spring Music Showcase at Trinidad School and Ocean Week
Trinidad School's beginning strings, beginning band, concert band, choir and orchestra will perform in Trinidad School Spring Music Showcase on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.
May 28-31 is Ocean Week at Trinidad School. The annual Marine Education (MARE) program continues with tide pooling and a PTO Barbecue on May 29, "Ocean House" on May 30, beach clean-up on May 31, and many classroom projects involving marine science.
Annual Spring Violin Gathering at WCA
Students from the studio of Rob Diggins and Jolianne ?Einem will perform works in progress on Saturday, May 25 at 3:30 p.m., Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 South Westhaven Drive. No charge, but donations for WCA always are appreciated. Bring drinks and snacks to share. Call 845-1788 for information.
Hear JD Jeffries Next Weekend
Guitarist-singer-songwriter JD Jeffries is set for a busy Memorial Day weekend with a trio of performances accompanied in part by guitarist Michael Stewart.
Friday, May 24, JD will perform his mixed genre 60s-80s classics and originals at the Silver Lining in the Airport from 7 to 10 p.m.
Next, there is an Elk Country Barn Jam near the old Red Schoolhouse at Redwood Trails Resort on Highway 101 about 13 miles north of Trinidad on Saturday, May 25. Classic rock and country group Taxi will play from 2 to 6 p.m. with JD Jeffries performing from 7 to 9 p.m.
JD was part of the Taxi band from 1996-1999, when the band backed up bluegrass and country singer Rose Maddox in one of her last performances. Taxi's guitarist Dennis Doiron and JD may join up for a jam after the scheduled sessions.
Finally, on Sunday, May 26, JD will perform at the Lighthouse Grill in Saunders Shopping Center from 5 to 7 p.m.
Patrick's Point Native Plant Garden 40th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a 40th Birthday Celebration for the Native Plant Garden at Patrick's Point State Park is scheduled. The Patrick's Point Garden Club established the garden in 1973. More than 50 species grace the site, including western azalea, Labrador tea, tan oak, and large specimens of vine maple and Pacific dogwood.
Jenny Hanson, Tom Leskiw, Carol Ralph, Virginia Waters, Sylvia White, Donna Wildearth and Bev Zeman will lead tours of the Native Plant Garden from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gary Lester will present a bird-plant walk from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Meet along Patrick's Point Drive at the Park entrance.
Bill Knight will lead a hike looping through the Native Plant Garden, Sumeg Village, Ceremonial Rock, Wedding Rock, Patrick's Point and Palmer's Point from 10:45 to 12:45. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Nancy Jo Martin, park interpreter, will lead a tour of Sumeg Village at 11:30 and Skip Lowry of Yurok, Maidu and Pit River descent will lead one at 1 p.m. Meet at the covered cook shelter for these tours.
Event sponsors are Redwood Region Audubon Society, North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, North Group Sierra Club, and Redwood National and State Parks. There is an $8 per car day use fee for entering the Park at the kiosk near the Visitor Center.
New Exhibits at Trinidad Museum
Two new exhibits are up at Trinidad Museum, 400 Janis Court off Patrick's Point Drive.
Large, mostly Yurok, carrying baskets, infant baskets, a rare Iris fiber fishing net, jump dance basket, food preparation and cooking implements, stick games, caps, and "Made for the Trade" baskets are on exhibit in the Native American Room. Ron Johnson and Rebekka Knierim helped to organize the exhibit featuring objects from the Trinidad Museum Society permanent collections.
The Heritage Room features an exhibit showcasing the Trinidad Civic Club Centennial. HSU intern Andrea Requeno assisted with this project.
Trinidad Museum is open Thursday-Sunday from 12:30 to 4 p.m.