Be part of Trinidad’s celebration, ceremony and marine biology

Howdy Emerson playing bagpipes at the lighthouse; on Trinidad Art Night. On May 28, he will move on to harp music at the Trinidad Museum. Photo submitted

Trinidad Art Night is scheduled for Saturday May 28 from 6-9pm at venues all around Trinidad.

The Trinidad Art Center on Trinity Street, next to the school, will feature “40 Years of Watercolors” by Ann Anderson and “Emerging Artists” from Humboldt County. Author and journalist Janine Volkmar will present a history of the 1914 building that began as a Presbyterian church from 6-7 p.m., followed by vocals and guitar from Matt Brody. At the Trinidad school, a skate park and games will be set up. Trinidad Art, at the corner of Trinity and Parker streets, will feature watercolors by Maureen McGarry and ceramics by Loryn White with music by Jesse Alm on cello, Blake Ritter on violin and student violinists.

The Eatery will feature fine art photography by Rick Gustafson. Moonstone Crossing Winery will be open with a new art installation. The Trinidad Civic Club will welcome visitors to the Club Room at City Hall and offer a superb collection of Lifetime Crucifixes and hot drinks for sale. Rabia O’Loren sweets will be on sale. The art of Bev Doolittle, Matt Dodge, Mara Friedman and others will be on display at City Hall and the RLA Trio with Doug Marcum on guitar will entertain from 8-10 p.m. (this is the only event of the evening which requires a sum of $5 up to a $20 sliding scale admission fee. All other sites are open free of charge.)

Saunders Plaza will feature Band o Loko on the outside and Jade Bamboo face painting on the outside. Fire Dancing will take place at 9 p.m. Headies Pizza and Pour will feature photography by Michael Armas. The Lighthouse Grill will feature Zach Stanton, “The Carpenter with a Camera”, as well as prints and maps by Susan Mayclin Stephenson and Jeff Stanley. Wind ‘n Sea and Trinidad Trading Company on Main Street will show local jewelry and crafts. The Trinidad Museum at 400 Janis Court will feature the harp music of Howdy Emerson, the new art installation “Notable Trinidad Sculptors: Groth & Gilkerson” and five exhibition halls.

Trinidad Art Night is sponsored by Westhaven Center for the Arts, Community Arts Trinidad, Forbes and Associates Sarah Corliss, and Trinidad Community Businesses and Organizations. For updates on TAN email [email protected] Memorial ceremony in Trinidad

May 29 Bay Memorial Park

The Trinidad Civic Club will hold its annual Memorial Ceremony, in honor of those lost at sea and buried at sea, whose names are engraved on the Memorial Wall at Edwards and Trinity Streets, and at the Harbor Memorial Lighthouse on Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. Trinidad Civic Club Co-Chair Dana Hope will officiate.

The ceremony will include bagpipes, an invocation, remarks by a representative of the United States Coast Guard, a poem reading, a song, the ringing of the lighthouse keeper’s bell, the reading of memorial names and taps. The ceremony lasts approximately 40 minutes. No seats are available. Bring a portable chair or blanket to sit on the floor.

Following the memorial service, a snack for family and friends of the late Joan Baker, former Civic Club lighthouse secretary, teacher and library volunteer, will be held at City Hall beginning at 4 p.m. Reservations for this event are required: email [email protected] by May 26. Holy Trinity Church will reopen

Holy Trinity Church, built in 1873 at Hector and Parker streets, is Trinidad’s most visible historic building. Saved from demolition in the 1950s by Janis Saunders, the Holy Trinity Guild and architect Marvin Trump, the redwood building has been lovingly restored over the years, most recently by Tom Sheen. The Holy Trinity will reopen for Mass, which will be celebrated every Saturday at 6:30 p.m., until September, when Mass will be held on the first Saturday of each month. For information, e-mail [email protected] MARE at Trinidad School MARE is Trinidad School’s marine biology program that teaches students about ocean habitats, ocean creatures, adaptations and more. School representative Olivia Lane writes that “it’s important because by changing people’s perspective of the ocean and its habitats, we can hopefully make the earth a better place and a healthier planet by trying to change some habits, including using plastic straws, using plastics, and more.

Some planned events are a salmon run, ocean parade and ocean fair, as well as classroom activities. Access more information on the school’s MARE website.

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