16th Arcata Eye Ball Could Nail Ridge Trail
Kevin L. Hoover
ARCATA THEATRE LOUNGE – This Saturday, you can enjoy entertainment, bid on auction items to benefit the Ridge Trail and in doing so, save a tree at the Arcata Theatre Lounge during the 16th Annual Arcata Eye Ball. You may also choose to enjoy a nourishing beverage and nosh.
With just $7,000 in funding needed to complete the Arcata Ridge Trail and numerous enticing auction items donated by local businesses and individuals, the event stands a good chance of sealing the Ridge Trail deal.
Better yet, if that amount is exceeded, the additional finds will be used for trail improvements such as rocking and stabilizing trail segments and trail signage. “Anything extra will reduce the amount spent from timber harvests,” Andre said.
The official press release
The 16th Annual Arcata Eye Ball takes place Saturday, March 9 at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. Admission is $15; doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available at Wildberries Marketplace, People’s Records, Wildwood Music, California Welcome Center, The Works and at arcatatheatre.com.
As with past years, the 2013 Eye Ball offers an action-packed evening of entertainment and music. Starting at 7 p.m., enjoy the vaudevillian antics and artistry of Shea FreeLove and his FreeLove Circus. Next, prepare to bump and grind with the Rutabaga Queens. The Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will bring glamour and elegance to the evening. Michael Fields and Dell’Arte will deliver a subset of their theatrical musicality to the Eye Ball stage. Gil Cline and his Trumpet Mob elevate the affair with a classy dash of classical music. Then, the ever-saucy gyrations of the PomPom Queens. Headlining band Paranoid Android will rock you with their unique and powerful Arcata-rock, and will back performances by a number of guest artists. Finally, the All-Star Arcata Eye Rockestra will complete the night with local luminaries playing stirring renditions of classic rock tunes.
Don’t forget to dress like your favorite rock star and compete to win a prize!
This year’s Eye Ball is a benefit for the Arcata Ridge Trail.
After years of work and fundraising, the four-mile trail through the Sunny Brae Forest and Arcata Community Forest is just $10,000 away from being fully acquired. Once complete, users will be able to walk, bike or ride a horse from West End Road to Margaret Lane in Sunny Brae.
Thanks to many generous donors, the Eye Ball’s live and silent auctions hold the promise of providing the final bit of funding for this project, with all auction proceeds to benefit the Arcata Ridge Trail. If you or your business have an item to donate to the auction, please call Debi Farber Bush at (707) 845-3873.
Musicians performing at this year’s Eye Ball are Paranoid Android: Wolf Navarro, guitar; Dan Davis, bass guitar; and Kelly Brannon, drums. Guest artists and Rockestra members include: Gil Cline, trumpet; Morgan Corviday, guitar/vocals; Andrew Goff, vocals; Kelly Hoover, keyboards/vocals; Kevin Hoover, drums/vocals; Marla Joy, saxophone, flute; Gene Joyce, saxophone; Mark Lovelace, guitar/vocals; Terrence McNally, vocals; and Rick Park, guitar/vocals.
The 2013 Arcata Eye Ball is sponsored by the Arcata Eye, the Humboldt Trails Council, Wildberries Marketplace, Dell’Arte, the Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and THE EDGE 106.7 FM.
For more information, visit arcataeye.com, the Eye’s Facebook page, arcatatheatre.com or call (707) 826-7000.
Some of the Ridge Trail auction items
If you are interested in bidding on any of the items but are unable to attend the EyeBall, please e-mail your bid to email@example.com or call Debi at (707) 845-3873.
Among the items available at the Eye Ball’s live and silent auctions are:
• Call (707) 822-2562 or stop by Revolution Bicycle Repair to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a sweet Kona Humu. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. The winner will be announced at the Eye Ball (need not be present to win).
Revolution Bicycles is located at 1360 G St. Beautiful riding and minimal population ensures that the area has a wonderful remote and scenic feel. In Humboldt County there are gorgeous opportunities for epic road rides and mountain bike rides.
Revolution has been serving the Arcata and surrounding communities since 1996. Owners Justin Brown and Sean Tetrault bring diverse cycling interests and competitive experience to the store.
• A White Opal Little Fluted Bowl by Mad River Glass.
George Bucquet began casting hot glass at Penland School, North Carolina in 1984. During his seven years working there he became a resident artist.
After completing his studies, George moved to Arcata, where he has continued to develop new and innovative techniques for creating his original contemporary forms.
George’s work is found in galleries around the world and in the private collections of Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates, Irvin Borowsky, Noel and Janene Hilliard, and the Estate of Jerry Garcia. His work can also be found in the permanent collections of the U.S. Embassy, Ottawa, Canada, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland, the Asheville Museum of Art, NC, the National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia and the White House.
• Chinese banquet for eight people at the home of Daryl and Phyllis Chinn in Arcata. They will prepare and serve a multi-course dinner while you enjoy a variety of foods. The menu will vary depending on what is available. Possible dishes may include steamed oysters with brown bean sauce, Cantonese roast duck with potatoes, steamed fish, stir-fried vegetables, steamed or red-cooked pork, mixed mushrooms, and dessert. BYOB. (Date and time to be arranged.)
• Enjoy a fresh bouquet of flowers each month for an entire year from Sun Valley Floral Farm. Sun Valley offers beautiful fresh-cut flower of the highest quality including lilies, and fresh tulips.
• Two hours of interior design service by Sarah Andrae and Plaza, plus a $100 product gift certificate for Plaza.
Plaza is a gathering place and social hub for the community, providing a sanctuary of home furnishings and decor, personal accessories, jewelry, local artisans such as Fire and Light and Baroni jewelry, unusual gifts and cards and more. Plaza is the creation of a team of dedicated professionals, lead by designer and entrepreneur Sarah Baroni. Plaza has quickly become the store to visit on the Arcata Plaza.
• A MADAKET Harbor Cruise for 40. The Motor Vessel MADAKET is one of 700 historic vessels registered in the United States. She was built for the shallow waters of Humboldt Bay at Fairhaven in 1909, by shipwright McDonald. 47.5 feet in length, 12 foot at the beam and draws a mere 3.75 feet. She continues to be the oldest passenger carrying vessel in continuous service in the United States and boasts the smallest licensed bar in the state of California.
YOU and 40 of your closest friends will enjoy a private cruise on the historic Madaket. She is operated by licensed captains and trained crew members.
As you travel the high seas of Humboldt Bay, you will be captivated by unobstructed views of vast wildlife, historical sites, and points of interest described in the narration. Food and drink extra.
• Oysters and Ale for 12. Grilled, baked or raw. You wanna know what’s better than yummy local oysters and beer? How about Third District Supervisor Mark Lovelace cooking, shucking AND cleaning up after you and nine of your guests? Package includes 10 dozen oysters and two cases of beer.
• Crab and Wine for 12. These 12 tasty crustaceans are caught right here in Humboldt and are soooooo fresh. You and your guest will enjoy a dozen crab and enough wine to go around in the comfort of your own home.
• Brewer’s Dinner for 8. How about a brewer’s dinner party in your own home? This five-course Prime Rib brewer’s dinner for you and eight of your friends will be cooked, prepared and served in your home.
The menu will be unique, the food is exceptional, the pairings are thoughtful, and the education and support for beer will be phenomenal. You will learn about beer from Briar Bush and your meal will be cooked and served to you by Arcata City Councilwomen, Alex Stillman and Susan Ornelas under the direction of Debi Farber Bush.
• Event at the D Street Neighborhood Center (14th and D streets) with band and event planning to go along with it. The D Street Neighborhood Center is a fantastic place to hold a party or an event for a crowd of 300 or dining for 140 people. Package come complete with The Jim Lahman Band
Featuring some of Humboldt County’s best musicians, the Jim Lahman Band engages audiences throughout the Redwood Region with its mix of up tempo R&B, soulful blues and rock favorites.
The band has gained a strong following for their powerful playing style, their showmanship and on-stage chemistry. Guitar virtuoso and singer Jim Lahman fronts the band with Ron Perry on harmonica, Jenner Cohune on vocals, Jim Bent on drums and Stephen Phines on bass.
And to make this package extra special, Debi will roll up her sleeves and provide you with five hours of event planning time.
• Full Day Guided Kayak Fishing Trip for two by Pacific Outfitters.
Kayak trip will be out of Trinidad Bay. Kayaks and fishing gear provided – winners will need to purchase fishing license themselves. Trip will be scheduled based on weather and tides. Contact Greg at the Eureka location for specifics.
This trip includes this awesome day-pack where convenience is the key to this 40+10L pack that is abundant with user-friendly features including the easy-access kangaroo pouch on the front, a multitude of useful pockets for better storage organisation and even a money belt pocket across the waist.
• Other awesome auction items include, wood, libations, art, goods and services from Bubbles, Blue Lake Casino, Cypress Grove, Jessicurl, Baroni, Humboldt Crabs, Good Relations, Humboldt Roller Derby, Drake’s Glen Creations, Elizabeth Berrien, Nancy Stevenson, Visual Tattoo, Zumba-Marla Joy, Redwood Capital Bank, Abruzzi, Moonstone and Plaza Grill, Moonrise Herbs, Humboldt Mediation, Simply Mac, Ultimate Yogurt, Vintage Avenger, Patty Sennot and many, more more to come.