Trinidad Tidings: Be involved and be informed

This is it, the 52nd Annual Trinidad to Clam Beach Run Saturday, Jan. 28.  If you’re up to it, run the new half marathon starting at 11:30 a.m.  The traditional 3-mile and 8¾-mile races commence at 12:30 p.m., followed by the 5¾-mile race at 1:30.  All but the 3-mile race end on Clam Beach near Strawberry Creek after runners cross the Little River at Moonstone Beach.  Patrick's Point Drive, Stagecoach Road, Anderson Lane, Scenic Drive, Moonstone Beach and Clam Beach all are on the route.  Go to or email [email protected] for information.

Last minute registration is at Trinidad Town Hall at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 28. Runners may be transported to start lines from Town Hall and back to Town Hall after the race.  Refreshments at the beach after the race.  The HSU Marching Lumberjack Band will play for spectators at the beach and for those who cross the finish line.  Later, celebrate with live music by Bump Foundation and Caribbean cuisine from Simmer Down Café at Clam Beach Tavern.

Marion Strong is director of the run.  Katherine Wayne is in charge of registration.  Angie Harder is president of the Chamber.  Ashley Mobley is executive director of the Chamber.  Leave a message at Chamber voice mail (707) 677-1610 for information.

Friday night before the race, enjoy spaghetti at Trinidad School starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning after the race, enjoy a Lions Club Breakfast at Trinidad School between 8 and 11 a.m.

Fourth Friday Flick

The Captain's Paradise is the Fourth Friday Flick selection at Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 South Westhaven Dr., Friday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. The 1953 comedy classic features Alec Guiness, Celia Johnson and Yvonne DeCarlo. Visit for complete center offerings.

While you’re there, be sure to see the MARE, Matisse and More exhibit of Trinidad School student art.

More Student Art

The California Federation of Women’s Clubs and Trinidad Civic Club invite K-12 students to enter the Student Art Contest. Students from any local elementary, middle or high school, public or private, are invited to submit one original work of art each in acrylic, oil, watercolor or other medium. Works must be 24 inches by 30 inches or smaller. One entry per student.

There will be eight categories, with the winner of the Graduating Senior competition receiving $500. The works will be on view at the Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) California Federation of Women’s Clubs luncheon at Trinidad Town Hall. Contact Trinidad Civic Club Co-President and Art Co-Chairman Dana Hope at [email protected].

Trinidad City Council meets

Trinidad City Council meets today, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Mayor Dwight Miller will preside joined by Councilmembers Jack West, Jim Baker, Steve Ladwig and Susan Rotwein. City Manager Dan Berman will report on city projects. The election of mayor and mayor pro-tempore will take place. Deputy Sheriff Pam Wilcox will be recognized for her service and new Deputy Luke Mathieson will be introduced. Commissioners will be appointed. The mid-year budget report is on the agenda. A General Plan update will be presented by City Planner Trever Parker. Plenty to ponder.  Be involved.  Be informed.

Trinidad Library OLLI Classes

Four HSU OLLI Classes are coming up, all to be held at Trinidad Library.  On Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, attend a Trinidad Museum Society history presentation on Spanish sea captain Juan Francisco Bodega y Quadra and English navigator George Vancouver in the northwest Pacific in 1792.

The following Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. is Humboldt Architecture from Fernbridge to Hoopa with Jerry and Gisela Rohde. Marilyn Montgomery presents ancient Celtic teachings Mondays, March 20 through April 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.  Professor James Johnson will present an overview of Shakespeare's histories of Henry IV, Parts I and II May 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. followed by Prof. Johnson on Homer's epic poems May 24.  Go to or call (707) 826-5880 to register.

Email Patti at [email protected]



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