Trinidad Tidings: So much is going on in the seaside village

Trinidad Museum Society members and guests are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. in the museum.

The meeting will include a brief business meeting, during which last year’s minutes will be read and Treasurer Dennis Koutouzos will present a financial report. Three Board of Directors will be elected. Nominated are Jim Webb, Jill Mefford and Dennis Koutouzos, however, other nominations may come from the floor. 

Currently on the Board of Directors are Patti Fleschner, president, Scott Baker, vice-president, Virginia Waters, secretary, Dennis Koutouzos, treasurer, and Jill Mefford, Matthew Marshall, Jim Webb, Mary Spinas Kline and Ashley Mobley. 

Guest speaker will be naturalist Jim Webb, who will present a talk and slide show on “Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest.” Jim is a regular volunteer at Redwood National and State Parks, walking many of its trails weekly and observing the seasonal changes in park vegetation and wild life. He is co-chairman of the Natural History Room with Virginia Waters and a member of the TMS Board of Directors. 

His past career as a lawyer and employment with the Forest Service has given him considerable insight into land stewardship. Jim and his wife, Dr. Joey Wauters, whose careers took them to Alaska for many years, have visited nearly all of the United States National Parks as well as international preserves of beauty and bio-diversity.

Following Jim’s presentation, guests will be invited to view museum exhibits, including the the new “Schools and Scholars” display in the Heritage Room along with the Native Plant and Historic Gardens and the permanent exhibits. Refreshments will be served.

Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai

Westhaven Center for the Arts will screen The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd and Ellen Barkin. The zany film features Weller as a brain surgeon/rock musician/gunslinger who tries to save the world from outer space alien invaders. There is a $1 to $5 sliding scale admission. WCA is located at 501 South Westhaven Dr.

No Pardon, a new CD by Chris Parreira, Rosalind Parducci and Amber Grimes, will be released on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at WCA. The trio will present original tunes about heartache, mystery, love and loss with vocals, fiddle and upright bass featured. There is a $8 to $20 sliding scale admission. If you pay $20, an album is included.

Trinidad Lions Club Breakfast

Trinidad Lions Club will serve breakfast at the Sunday, April 28 Lions Club Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at Trinidad School. Bring the whole family. The hearty breakfast costs only $6 for adults and $3 for children. 

Scholarship Presentation

“Meet the Scholarship Recipients” is the theme for Trinidad Civic Club’s, Thursday, May 2 luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Club Room, Town Hall.

Dallas Daynard, a McKinleyville High School senior, will be the recipient of the Trinidad Civic Club’s annual Jim and Carmen Kidder Academic Scholarship. He will be attending the University of California at Davis in the fall where he plans to study computer science. His parents are Arthur and Crystal Daynard.

Brooke Georgianna, also a McKinleyville High School senior, will be presented the Club’s annual Trade School Scholarship. She plans to attend Fredrick and Charles Beauty College in Eureka. Her parents are David and Jennifer Georgianna. The scholarship recipients and their parents will be honored at the luncheon. Martha Sue Davis and Marjorie Adler, the scholarship committee chairmen, will introduce the students and their parents. A business meeting at 10 a.m. will precede the luncheon with Dana Hope and Jan West presiding. Lynda Moran and Rose Adams will be hostesses. Pam Topolewski will bake a special cake to honor the graduates.

Trinidad Art Nights begin May 3

Trinidad Art Night, set first Friday of each month through October, from 6 to 9 p.m. all over Trinidad, will begin May 3. There will be art, music and food and beverages available at venues from the Saunders Park area to the shopping center to Trinity Street and down to the harbor. 

Fiesta de Mayo will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Town Hall. This is an annual benefit for the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust and will include music by The Sandfleas, art by artists who surf, $10 fajita plates, oysters by the Oyster Lady, beer, wine and margaritas. There will be a special discount on beverages for those who purchase the new TCLT stainless steel mug at the event. Email the TCLT at [email protected] to find out more about the Fiesta and TCLT projects. 

Guitarist-vocalist JD Jeffries, guitarist Chris Volas, and Howdy Emerson will perform outside, weather permitting, at Trinidad Art Gallery, where art by Amanita Mollier and Sarah Magnesan will be featured, on Trinity and Parker Street. 

Go to for a full schedule of May 3 events.

Lighthouse open May 4 

The California Coastal National Monument-Bureau of Land Management, Trinidad Museum and the Trinidad Rancheria invite the public to tour the 1871 Trinidad Head Lighthouse on the first Saturday of every month, regardless of the weather. The Trinidad Head trail to the lighthouse is open all day and Trinidad Museum docents give tours inside the lighthouse from 10 a.m. to noon. Pedestrians only. No vehicles are permitted on Trinidad Head. 

Email Patti at [email protected].


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