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Humboldt Kids Need Toys

The Lowdown continues its countdown of ways you can giveth to thy community this holiday season by reminding you that kids, by definition, need toys! Like, need need. Of course, when families hit tough time$, other significantly less fun priorities can sometimes sadly seem more necessary -- food, heat, clothes ... stuff like that. Seriously, this is a tough season for many.

Thankfully, the heroic Humboldt Bay Firefighters will soon perform their annual Santa impression during their "Share the Magic of Christmas" Toy Drive. This year, the toy collecting will kick off at the Bayshore Mall on blackest Friday, Nov. 29 and run through Dec. 17. Pay it forward by dropping off "new and unwrapped" toys at any of the HBF stations and/or numerous businesses throughout Eureka (call 441-4000 for more info).

Increase local joy. Toys, man. Tuesday going out options in your Lowdown below.

-Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Golden Rule Fundraiser

Northcoast Horticulture Supply / 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. / $5

839-9998 / juliet@northcoasths.com / Web site

Miranda Farmers' Market

Avenue Cafe / 2-5 p.m.

Located in front of the cafe. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer. Runs from May through October.

943-3025 /

Game Night

Crush / 5 p.m.

Don't be bored. Play board games.

Stress Management

College of the Redwoods Community Education / 5:30-9:30 p.m. / $45 / 18+

269-4000 / mandy-mcnay@redwoods.edu / Web site

Dale Winget

Cutten Inn / 6 p.m.

Local guitarist/vocalist.

Humboldt Cribbage Club

Moose Lodge / 6:15-9:30 p.m. / $7

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

Shugafoot

SpeakEasy / 7 p.m.

Local jazz/blues band gets it done.

444-2244 / Web site

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / Web site

Sunny Brae Jazz

Six Rivers Brewery / 8 p.m.

Local jazz and southern fried chicken night.

839-7580 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 8 p.m.

Your Lowdown will go on the record as saying that Chris Clay is Humboldt's most pro karaoke jockey. We know this stuff.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / Web site

Electric Gravy

Eureka Inn / 8-11 p.m.

Electronica, jazz improvisational trio.

497-6093 / Web site

MOVIES

Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre