By Patti Fleschner
The 49th Annual Trinidad to Clam Beach Run honoring founder Ford Hess, a track and field coach at HSU who began the run as a training exercise, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25. The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce organizes the run.
Runners can pick from three race lengths. The three-mile and 8 3/4 mile races start on Patrick’s Point Drive at Westgate a little north of Larrupin’ Cafe and continue down Stagecoach Road.
The three-mile runners end on Trinity Street near the Town Hall while the 8 3/4 mile runners continue through town, down Scenic Drive for three miles, turn right near Moonstone Beach, cross Little River, with the final lap along the water line at Clam Beach to the finish near Strawberry Creek. The 5 3/4 race begins at the intersection of Patrick’s Point Drive and Main Street and ends at Strawberry Creek on Clam Beach as well.
Sponsors for the race are Beachcomber Cafe, Moonstone Crossing Winery, Pierson Building Center, Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals, Soul to Soul Spa & Foot Bar, Trinidad Eatery and Gallery, Trinidad Trading Company, WindanSea, KIEM Channel 3, Murphy’s Market, Provolt Design, Ray’s Food Place, Red Lion Hotel, Forbes & Associates Realty, Jogg’n Shoppe, Sport & Cycle, Coast Central Credit Union, Frankenstitches, Lost Coast 4x4s, Pacific Outfitters, Salty’s and Trinidad Massage & Day Spa.
Proceeds from the run provide college scholarships for graduates of Trinidad and Big Lagoon schools. For the past two years, the chamber has been able to award two scholarships of $3,000 each.
Chamber President Dennis Koutouzos is asking for photo volunteers. He’d like to have photographers positioned at the starting lines, Stagecoach Road, Scenic Drive, Little River and at the finish line. If you’d like to help, email Dennis at [email protected].
An evening of folk music with Rabbi Les
Rabbi Les will play and sing musical selections featuring pre-twentieth century songs and ballads ranging from lute pieces from the Middle Ages to songs which first became popular in the 19th century on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m., Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 South Westhaven Drive. Admission is $10.
Lions Club breakfast resumes
Trinidad Lions Club members resume their monthly Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Trinidad School gym. Substantial pancake, egg, and ham breakfasts are served by friendly Lions for very little money.
Hard back and paper back books are sold too for 25 to 50 cents.
Funds raised benefit local school programs and people with hearing and vision needs. The Lions’ annual White Cane Fund has enabled Trinidad Lions to pay for exams and glasses for both children and adults in the community.
Also, Lions collect old eyeglasses and hearing aids. They are refurbished or repaired and distributed to those in need. Lions President Eddie Ross reminds diners to bring them to the Pancake Breakfast.
The Lions Club motto is “We Serve” and the local members set a fine example of living up to that.
Music at Lighthouse Grill on Sunday
Guitarist, singer, songwriter JD Jeffries, Michael Stewart and Maria Bartlett are featured musicians at Lighthouse Grill in Saunders Shopping Center on Sunday, Jan. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The following Sunday, Feb. 2, Kelly Busse will perform.
Know your local beekeeper
Mary Ellen Barthman presents a program “Know Your Local Beekeeper” at Trinidad Civic Club on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Club Room Town Hall. Business meeting starts at 10 a.m. with the program commencing about 11 a.m. The business part of the meeting will be devoted to making final arrangements for the the Civic Club-Redwood District celebration of 100 years of community service on Feb. 11 which will take place from 9:30 to about 2 p.m. with luncheon served at noon.
Hostesses are Sharon Ferrett and Joan Baker. Kathleen Duncan presides.
Mysteries at the Library
The Readers Club will meet on February 6 at 7 p.m. at Trinidad Library. February’s topic is mysteries. The evening is open to all readers.
Valentunes for Valentines
Former Trinidad resident and widely respected pianist Ellen Weiss announces 2014 Valentunes.
Valentunes benefit the ArMack Orchestra, which is composed of McKinleyville High and Arcata High musicians.
For a reasonable price, starting at $15, a group of four to six enthusiastic musicians and singers will come to the venue of your choice between Eureka and Trinidad (and sometimes Fortuna) and serenade your Valentunes recipient.
Extra songs, flowers and chocolate can be purchased. Valentunes are a fun, loving and sometimes embarrassing gift to send to your Valentine, family members, friends or co-workers.
Arrangements can be made by calling Ellen or Sonia Weiss at (826) 2878 or by emailing [email protected].
E-mail Patti at [email protected]