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Here is What Humboldt is Doing For Veterans Day

UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.: See? We told you. Above, local people gather for the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka's annual Veteran's Day program at the Adorni Center. Carry on.

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Original Post: Your Lost Coast Outpost joins the rest of America in high-fiving soldiers today. A quick look at your Lowdown listings today reveals a few gatherings we were able to confirm as happening. The biggest local Veterans Day observance, as is the case most years, will again take place at the Adorni Center and will be highlighted by musical performances by students from Eureka High, as well as the Humboldt Harmonaires.

As day turns to night, should you want to but some music in your ears, consider the Arcata Playhouse as a destination. While singer/songwriter Steve Poltz had to pull out of tonight’s show due to illness, headliner Ellis Paul is still making the trek. Over a quarter century of writing and performing, the Boston-based songwriter has managed to produce 19 albums as well as pick up 15 Boston Music Awards. To get a better idea of what Paul is bringing to the aural table, your Lowdown presents the clip below, appropriately enough, a song titled “Plastic Soldiers.”

--Andrew Goff


Veterans' Day Observance and Program

Adorni Center / 11 a.m.-noon / Free

The program will feature decorated USAF pilot Colonel Chuck DeBellevue; Eureka High School Jazz Ensemble; Eureka High School Limited Edition; members of the NSDAR who will provide refreshments after the program; Humboldt Harmonaires; and representatives of the NJROTC who will provide the color guard

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Veterans Day Celebration

Clarke Historical Museum / noon-3 p.m. / Free

"A slide show of Kathrin Burleson’s Portraits of American Heroes will be shown and we invite you to share a refreshment with our local heroes."

443-1947 / clarkehistorical@att.net / Web site

Ellis Paul (UPDATE)

Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $18 / $15 students & members

UPDATE, 11/10: Steve Poltz, originally part of this show, has had to cancel due to health problems ... Ellis Paul is a master storyteller and has told tales through his music for more than a quarter century, over the expanse of nineteen albums, numerous critical kudos (15 Boston Music Awards alone).

822-1575 / info@arcataplayhouse.org / Web site

Ping Pong

Logger Bar / noon / 21+

Sometimes The Logger Bar sets up ping pong tables. This is one of those times. Get your Gump on.

668-5000 / Web site

A Salute to Veterans

Fortuna Veteran's Building / 2 p.m.

Afghanistan veteran Sgt. Matthew Coleman speaks. Color guard, patriotic songs and refreshments.

Youth Ceramics Workshop Series

Arcata Community Center / 3:30-5:30 p.m. / $45 / $20 Drop-In / $55 non-residents

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Wae Yu Nae Gong

Arcata Judo Hut / 4-5 p.m. / $30 / $10 Drop-In / $40 non-residents

Arcata Recreation offers classes led by instructor Daniel Perez. For 5-12 years.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Wae Yu Nae Gong

Arcata Judo Hut / 5-6:30 p.m. / $30 / $10 Drop-In / $40 non-residents

Arcata Recreation offers classes led by instructor Daniel Perez. For 13 years and older.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Game Night

Crush / 5 p.m.

Don't be bored. Play board games.

HUMbucks Exchange

Bayside Grange / 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Humboldt County's free, non-monetary, web-based trading system.

822-9998 / Web site


D Street Neighborhood Center / 5:30-6:30 p.m. / $50 / $7 Drop-In / $60 non-residents

Zumba participants, 13 years and older.

822-7091 / rec@cityofarcata.org / Web site

Pints For Nonprofits

Adventure's Edge, Eureka / 6-9 p.m.

Benefit for Lost Coast High School.

Humboldt Cribbage Club

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

Muggins! Get your weekly crib on.

444-3161 /

How Happiness Thinks

Chabad of Humboldt / 7-8 p.m. / $75 / $25 Current HSU Students

"Join an exciting journey into your own mind and psyche. Drawing on classical Jewish and mystical teachings, this six session course will present you with a deeper understanding of yourself, and help you flourish by suggesting practical advice."

633-8770 / Rabbi@jewishhumboldt.com / Web site

Buddy Reed

Libation / 7-9 p.m.

Local bluesman gets low down. Accompanied by Andy Fihn.

825-7596 / Web site

Anna Hamilton

Palm Lounge at The Eureka Inn / 7-11 p.m. / 21+

Songs and stories from HumCo's blues riff-slingin' raconteur.

8-Ball BCA Tournament

Rose's Billiards / 7:30-10 p.m. / $10

497-6295 / guyboutin@rosesbilliards.com / Web site

The Opera Alley Cats

SpeakEasy / 7:30-10:30 p.m. / Free / 21+

Burning live jazz under the "stars."

444-2244 / Web site

Good and Evil Karaoke

Silver Lining / 8 p.m.

Karaoke. In an airport.

839-0304 / 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

Savage Henry's Comedy Open Mic

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $3 / 21+

An evening of hilarity from local comics and newbies, and maybe even you!

822-4766 / joe@savagehenrymagazine.com / Web site


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