Community roundup: What’s going on in the community

Matthew Brockmeyer will be signing copies of his new horror novel “Kind Nepenthe” on Oct. 6 as part of Arts Alive in Southern Humboldt.
Matthew Brockmeyer will be signing copies of his new horror novel “Kind Nepenthe” on Oct. 6 as part of Arts Alive in Southern Humboldt. Contributed

Prescribed burns taking place in parks

California State Parks, in cooperation with Cal Fire, are conducting a series of prescribed burns in Sinkyone Wilderness and Humboldt Redwoods State Parks from late September and possibly through early November. Smoke and flames will likely be visible from Mattole Road at the Humboldt Redwoods State Park and south of Shelter Cove.

The prescribed burns are designed to reduce the encroachment of conifer trees and shrubs into prairies. The prairies are an important wildlife habitat and are popular with park visitors. The prescribed burns will continue an ongoing resource management program designed to enhance and maintain the prairies grasslands, control exotic plant species and return fire as a natural process to the parks.

Arts Alive in SoHum includes book signing

Local author Matthew Brockmeyer will host a novel release party and book signing Oct. 6 in Garberville from 5 to 8 p.m.. His newest book is “Kind Nepenthe” a horror novel. The event will be at SCH, 819 Redwood Dr. in Garberville as part of the Arts Alive.

Local artists Talia Rose, Linda Winkler and Sonny Wong are also participating in Arts Alive. Blacksmith Monica Coyne will be demonstrating her techniques.

More information about the event is available on the Southern Humboldt Business and Visitors Bureau Facebook page.

Pie and cobble cook off Oct. 7

The inaugural Pie and Cobbler Cook-off is set for Oct. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Healy Senior Center at 456 Briceland Road in Redway. The public is invited to taste the entries and drink beverages for $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10. There will also be recipes to exchange, live music and door prizes. The judging will be done by Estelle Fennel, Michelle Bushnell and Miranda Parson. First prize is $100 for the best pie and the best cobbler.

Friends of KMUD to host fundraiser

Friends of KMUD is hosting the Ultimate KMUD Bake Sale on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the KMUD parking lot at 1144 Redway Dr. in Redway.

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