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Through December 22: Theatre, “The Music Man.” Friday-Saturday evening performances, Sunday matinees. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483
December 13: Ferndale Music Company Recital. Ferndale Music Company's students perform an open mic recital monthly in their space at 385 Main Street, 7 p.m. Seating is limited so arrive early. Free admission. 707-786-7030
December 15: 9th Annual Old Fashioned Chicken Dinner--CANCELED
December 15: Holiday Cheer. All are welcome to the Ferndale Community Church before and after the Ferndale Tractor Parade. Serving free cookies and hot cider, 6:30-8:30 pm. 712 Main St. Contact: Pastor Sean Peifer, 707-786-4475
December 17: Village Club Monthly Meeting includes a presentation to which the public is invited. A women’s organization, The Village Club meets monthly for programs of community interest the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., September through May. The Club supports local organizations and bestows an annual scholarship on a Ferndale college student. Membership is open to all women residing in Ferndale. Please call Lois Keller, 786-9128, for information on this month's meeting.
December TBA: Matinee Holiday Theatre, "Christmas with Red Chief." An original holiday production is available to elementary school groups for $1 per ticket, thanks to sponsorship from the Bertha Russ-Lytel Foundation. General admission $5. Tuesdays through Thursdays at 10 a.m. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 707-786-5483
December TBA: Ferndale Museum Annual Appreciation Luncheon for volunteers, patron-level donors, and newsletter sponsors. Door prizes, "Volunteer of the Year" award. Ferndale City Hall, noon.
December TBA: Barrels by the Bay New Year's Barrel Bash. Two days of fun for barrel racers include 4D payouts, average awards and saddle awarded by drawing. Sign-ups and time-only runs, Dec. 31, 6-7 p.m. and Jan. 1, 10-11 a.m. Calcutta auction, 11 a.m. Racing begins after the auction. Presented by Barrels by the Bay and sponsored by North State Barrel Racing Assn. and Barrel Racers National 4D. Covered Arena, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Ferndale. Information: Christine Huston, 707-845-0291, or Cork Pickle, 707-407-6635.
Fridays: Make-shift "Coffee House" at Mind's Eye Manufactory. Stop by 393 Main St. Fridays 6 to 10 p.m. to sit a spell, dream, scheme, invent, inspire, get inspired, collaborate, visit, read, relax, share and connect.
Third Tuesdays: Village Club Monthly Meeting includes a presentation to which the public is invited. A women’s organization, The Village Club meets monthly for programs of community interest the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., September through May. The Club supports local organizations and bestows an annual scholarship on a Ferndale college student. Membership is open to all women residing in Ferndale. Please call Lois Keller, 786-9128, for information on this month's meeting.
Second and Fourth Wednesdays: Support Group. Humboldt Senior Resource Center (Adult Day Care Center) of Eureka and Fortuna sponsors free meetings at St. Mark's Fellowship Hall for caregivers and anyone who has a loved one enduring Alzheimer's, dementia or other related brain diseases. 4 p.m. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
TBA: District 2, California High School Rodeo, beginning at 4 p.m. Friday with cutting and then rodeoing all day Saturday and Sunday. No charge to watch but you can support the district by having breakfast, lunch or snacks at the Snack Bar in the Covered Arena. Support the junior high rodeo riders by having a delicious tri tip dinner in the Turf Room Saturday night, Humboldt County Fairgrounds.
Jan. 23-Feb. 16: Theatre, “The Man Who Came to Dinner.” Friday-Saturday evening performances, Sunday matinees. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483
TBA: Walk with a Doc. The Humboldt-Del Norte County Medical Society and the national Just Walk! project host monthly Walk with a Doc events throughout the community. The event features a health talk from a local physician, followed by a 2.5 mile walk in a friendly, walk-and-talk style where local doctors will be available to answer questions and concerns on health. Event is free, all are welcome, and water bottles will be provided. 10:45 a.m. to noon, meeting at Ferndale High School (1231 Main Street), then heading up Main Street through Ferndale! Click here for more information, or e-mail Veronica.
February 1: Museum Reopens. After January's preparation of new exhibits, the season's grand re-opening of Ferndale Museum, home to the J. A. Mouat blacksmith shop since the 1980s. 11 a.m. Spontaneous events occur weekly; call the Museum for details. 707-786-4466
February 1: Ferndale Rotary Steak & Lobster dinner fundraiser (tentative). Turf Club, Humboldt County Fairgrounds. 707-786-9511
February 6-9: Horsemanship Skills 4-Day Clinic with Jerry Tindell, featuring advanced riding skills. Develop understanding, timing and feel for your horse. Thursday-Friday: Beginning Horsemanship; Saturday-Sunday: Advanced Horsemanship. Sponsored by Backcountry Horsemen of California Redwood Unit. Humboldt County Fair Assn. Covered Arena. 707-786-9637
February 16: Firemen's Games. Ferndale's volunteer firemen compete in old fashioned firefighting techniques: bucket brigade, quick dressing, hose coupling. Main Street, noon to 3 p.m.
TBA: Gymkana, Sponsored by California State Horseman Association, Region 13. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Covered Arena, Humboldt County Fairgrounds. 707-786-9511
TBA: Horse Trials Clinic. How obstacles are judged, how rules apply to obstacles and making your ride safer, how you can improve your obstacle scores, improving your performance with your horse as a team and answer most of your questions. 9 am to 3 pm, Fairgrounds Covered Arena. 707-786-9511
March 1-2: The Fray in Ferndale. Slot car racing teams gather for a two-day marathon at the Fairgrounds' Belotti Hall. 707-496-4475
March 9: 37th Annual Foggy Bottom Milk Run. A Sunday family run conducted by the Six Rivers Running Club since 1978 with three different courses through Ferndale farmlands to the Main Street finish line. Noon start for 4-mile and 10-mile courses; 2 p.m. for the 2-mile run. 10-mile course has no water crossings. 707-845-0001
March 13-April 6: Theatre, “Spamalot.” Friday-Saturday evening performances, Sunday matinees. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483
March 15: Rabbit Show (tentative) Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale. 707-786-9511
TBA: California State High School Rodeo, District 2. Saturday begins at 8 a.m.; Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. Humboldt County Fair Assn. Covered Arena. Information: 707-786-9511
TBA: Barrels by the Bay 4D barrel races. Sign-up/time 5 pm (time onlys 6 pm). Race starts 7 pm. Entry fee: $25, non-member fee $5, office fee, $5. No dress code - youth & senior classes offered run at the end of open if C/O not declared, entry fee: $10. Cash at sign-ups please. $25 returned check fee. Race location: Humboldt Co. Fairgrounds 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA (covered arena). Show producer: Barrels by the Bay, Christine Huston 707-845-0291 Entry Form
TBA: 4-H Horse Show. Humboldt Co. Fairgrounds 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA
March TBA: Annual Gala for the over-21 crowd benefits the Ferndale Children's Center. Food, music, silent auction, local beers and wines (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) from Humboldt, Sonoma, Mendocino and Napa Counties. $20 donation requested. 6:30-9 p.m. Ferndale Community Center, Firemen's Park. 707-786-4386
March TBA : Luna de Colores Family Friendship Night / Noche Familiar de Amistad, bringing Spanish and English speaking members of the community together. Bring a potluck item to share. Come at 6:15 to learn to make your own corn tortillas. After dinner, Mexican Bingo, in English & Spanish, with lots of fun prizes. 6:30-9 p.m. Turf Room, Humboldt County Fairgrounds. 707-786-9511
April 12: Portuguese Pre-Easter Dance includes choosing of the Holy Ghost Queens for the June 7-8 celebration. Portuguese Hall, 7:30 p.m. 707-786-4346
April 19: Easter Egg Hunt. Youngsters hunt for treasured eggs hidden by Ferndale Scouts. Prizes in 4 categories, by age. 10:30 a.m. Firemen’s Park. (If raining, check at Valley Lumber, Shaw & Berding Sts.) 707-786-4477
April 20: Sunrise Easter Service annually at Ferndale Cemetery, 6:30 a.m., includes music and homily. Hosted by St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (at the church if weather is inclement). Rides to the top of the hill are available, if needed. 707-786-9353
April 20: 44th Annual Easter Concert. The 50-voice Ferndale Community Choir performs sacred songs of the season. Easter Sunday: Ferndale Assumption Church, 546 Berding St., Ferndale, 7:30 p.m. 707-786-4477
April 24-May 11: Theatre, “Backward in High Heels.” Friday-Saturday evening performances, Sunday matinees. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483
April 26-27: Encore Performances of the 44th Annual Easter Concert. The 50-voice Ferndale Community Choir performs sacred songs of the season. Saturday: Christ Episcopal Church, 15th & H Streets, Eureka, 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Ferndale Community Church, 712 Main St., Ferndale, 3 p.m. 707-786-4477
TBA: Rail 'n Trail Play Day, Humboldt Co. Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA
May 3: Ride for Life. Hope Equestrian Relay Organization (HERO) teams will ride from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to earn money for the American Cancer Society. Race track, Humboldt County Fairgrounds. To help or form a Ride for Life team, contact Diana LaCount, 707-496-1099, email@example.com
May 10: 36th Annual Bicycle Tour of the Unknown Coast. Events for the whole family! 10-, 20-, and 50-mile courses plus California's toughest "century," the 100-mile loop through the redwoods, tracing the Lost Coast to the Victorian Village of Ferndale. Start times: 100-mile, 7 a.m.; 50-mile, 8 a.m.; 20-mile, 10 a.m.; 10-mile, 11:30 a.m. Early registration and check-in the week before the ride, Saturday, May 3, noon to 3 pm at Adventure's Edge, 125 W. 5th St., Eureka. On-site registration & packet pick-up in Bellotti Hall at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, Friday May 9, 5 to 7 pm, and on Saturday, May 10, starting at 6 am. Click here for on-line registration. Tour Director Vic Armijo, email, 707-845-6117
TBA: Barrel Racing Clinic with Lyndee Stairs. For all barrel racers, beginners to advanced, with plenty of seating for auditors. Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. Contact: Ann, 502-5749
May TBA: Ferndale Elementary/Ferndale High Spring Concert. 7:00 pm, Ferndale Elementary School gym.
TBA: Small Animal & Ranch Market. Buy-sell-trade chicken, goats, sheep, soap, wool, eggs, 10 a.m. t0 2 p.m. Free admission; vendor fee $10. Humboldt County Fairgrounds. firstname.lastname@example.org, 502-4144
June 5-22: Theatre, “The Dixie Swim Club.” Friday-Saturday evening performances, Sunday matinees. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483
June 7: Pet Parade. Children 12 and younger parade costumed pets down Main Street to Firemen's Park for prizes at 10:30 a.m. 786-4477
TBA: Arabian Horse Assn. of the Redwoods Play Day.Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511
First two weekends in June: North Coast Open Studios. Humboldt County's participating artists invite art lovers into their creative spaces. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 7-8: Dairy Goat Show. 8 am Saturday to 11 pm Sunday, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511
June TBA: Ferndale Elementary School 8th Grade Graduation. 7:30 p.m. Belotti Hall, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511
June TBA: Ferndale High School Graduation / Safe & Sober Grad Night. 7:30 p.m. Belotti Hall, Lath House & Art Buildings, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511
June TBA: The Lost Coast Kennel Club Show, AKC Licensed Dog Conformation & Obedience. More than 500 entrants, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or whenever Best in Show judging is completed). Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511
TBA: Fern Cottage Open for Tours. Built in 1866 for the cattle ranching Russ family, Fern Cottage is a picturesque farm house on the National Register of Historic Places for its historic integrity. Three miles west of Ferndale at 2121 Centerville Road; from Ferndale's Main Street, take Ocean Avenue west (Ocean becomes Centerville). Public tours of this historic home, $10, 11 to 4. 707-786-4835
Ferndale's 4th of July Celebration:
Rides - Parade - Picnic - Fireworks!
Independence Day Fire Engine Rides. Ferndale Volunteer Firefighters celebrate independence with an old-fashioned treat for the kids: a free ride on a gleaming fire engine. 10 a.m. to noon. 707-786-9515
Parade. Ferndale Chamber of Commerce organizes the noon Independence Day parade. Entry form.
Picnic. Ferndale Rotary Club cooks up an Independence Day picnic after the parade. Hot dogs or burgers (including veggie burger option), potato salad, beans and Humboldt Creamery ice cream with chocolate syrup. Hot dog meal, $4; burger meal, $6.
Fireworks! Bear River Casino organizes a fireworks display for the family to watch from the grandstands at the fairgrounds in Ferndale. Gates open at 5 pm with food vendors, beer & other beverages, bounce house for the kids and entertainment before the fireworks show at dark. No admission charge; $5 to park.
July TBA: Star Spangled ? , featuring the Eureka Symphony's brass ensemble in a patriotic brass band concert. Presented by Eureka Symphony and Fern Cottage, the Star Spangled ___ includes an ice cream social, tours of the historic home, and all grounds open for viewing. Built in 1866 for the cattle ranching Russ family, Fern Cottage is a picturesque farm house on the National Register of Historic Places for its historic integrity. Event proceeds benefit the non-profit Eureka Symphony and Fern Cottage Foundation. 2 to 4 p.m. Seating is limited; call for reservations: 707-786-4835. $25 individual, $40 couple, $50 for family of 3-6. Three miles west of Ferndale at 2121 Centerville Road; from Ferndale's Main Street, take Ocean Avenue west (Ocean becomes Centerville). 707-786-4835
July TBA: Assumption Parish Annual Rummage Sale at Parish Hall, 546 Berding St. Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 9 to 2. Lunch and desserts available both days.
July 17-August 10: Theatre, “The Spitfire Grill.” Friday-Saturday evening performances, Sunday matinees. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. 707-786-5483
July TBA: The Lost Coast Kennel Club AKC Dog Agility Trial. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until last dog is judged. Free admission. Humboldt County Fairgrounds (soccer field) at Ferndale. Trial Chair: Beverly Morgan Lewis, 707-445-3316.
July TBA: Chamber Officers' Installation Mixer. Socializing replaces the regular business meeting as the Chamber installs its slate of officers for the next term. Share potluck appetizers with members and friends. Victorian Inn Conference Room, 248 Francis Street, 5:30 p.m. 707-786-4477
July-August TBA: Young Artists Theatre Camp. workshop for 7- to 15-year-olds culminates in a performance. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $100 (some scholarships available). Made possible by a grant from the Bertha Russ Lytle Foundation. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 707-786-5483.
July TBA: Entry Deadline for Humboldt County Fair. Online entry for your handicrafts, floriculture, animals, much more. The Humboldt County Fair is an annual reunion for the whole county, and you're invited. Fun for everyone! 707-786-9511
August TBA: Young Artists Theatre Camp show. Workshop for 7- to 15-year-olds culminates in free performances at 10 a.m. and noon. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 707-786-5483.
August TBA: Ferndale Auditions, 6 p.m. at Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main Steet. Prepared monologues optional. Be prepared for cold readings from the script. 707-786-5483
August TBA: Young Exhibitors' Livestock Weigh-in for Humboldt County Fair. Livestock Department, 707-786-5518
August TBA: Humboldt County Fair Gala Preview of Fine Arts & Flowers. Ferndale Garden Club hosts fundraiser for special awards and scholarships. Live music; wine and hors d’oeuvres served; commemorative goblet for the first 100 guests. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fine Arts/Red Barn building and Flower Hall. (Gala guests are welcome to attend concurrent fine art and photography critiques. Fine Arts: 6:30 in Red Barn. Photography: 5:30 pm at Hindley Hall.) $15 each or 2 for $25 (requested donation). 707-786-9185
August TBA: 118th Annual Humboldt County Fair. Horse races, mule races, art, carnival rides, handicrafts, food, livestock contests, hog calling contest, floriculture, animals, much more! The oldest uninterrupted county fair in California is fun for everyone. 707-786-9511
August TBA: Concert. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Evening Concert included in admission to Humboldt County Fair.
September 6-7: Bargain Lovers' Weekend. IT'S A GARAGE SALE... IT'S A BARN SALE... IT'S A SIDEWALK SALE... IT'S A... BARGAIN LOVERS' WEEKEND! It's the biggest sale of its kind in the history of Humboldt County. From Main Street to side streets the whole town is getting in on the act! More than 100 different locations offering everything from antiques to zithers. New and used merchandise... toys... tools... gadgets galore... clothing... household... plants and garden... games... puzzles... kids' stuff! WOW!!! Just look for the BRIGHT YELLOW SIGNS that mark each location! Shop 'til you drop in and around the business district. Food, fun and shopping... it doesn't get much better than BARGAIN LOVERS' WEEKEND! Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 to 4. 707-786-4477
September 6: Ice Cream Social on the Village Green is a fundraiser for the Ferndale Parents Club. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September TBA: Lost Coast Beer & Bocce Tournament. Four-person team event; teams accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and beverages available for nominal prices. Entertainment: surf music by The Pyronauts. Sponsored by The Lost Coast Brewery and the Ferndale Bocce Court, Ferndale Kiwanis Club fundraiser supports the local community. Entry: $25/person, $100/team ($20 alternate), limit of 24 teams. Registration: 8 a.m.; play: 9 a.m. Trophies to the top 3 teams; special prize drawing for a bocce-themed creation by local artist Shawn Griggs. For applications contact Jay Parrish, 707-496-7005, or Stacy Edgmon, 707-786-9798. Ferndale Bocce court, Firemen’s Park
September 6-7: Friends of the Ferndale Library Book Sale fundraiser takes place outside the library, Saturday and Sunday, as part of Bargain Lovers' Weekend. 707-786-9559
September TBA: Lost Coast 4x4s 15th Annual River Bar Clean-up. Volunteers gather underneath Fernbridge to clear debris from the banks of the Eel River, beginning at 9 a.m. Free lunch donated by Blue Lake Casino; all participants eligible for prize drawing. Gloves, trash bags, etc. provided. Info: Patty Wheeler, (707)407-3707; Bruce Fillman, (707)443-5301; Carl Brandt, (707) 442-7395
September TBA: Redwood Coast Dahlia Festival: Amateur dahlia competition, regional nature-inspired arts & crafts, gardening vendors, food & live music. Noon to 8 p.m. Admission $5 (children under 12 admitted free). No pets, please. Sponsored by Almand Dahlia Gardens, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. If you are interested in enrolling in our competition, or vending, please contact Nicole by email or call 707-786-4130
October TBA: North Coast Stand Down. The North Coast Stand Down reaches out to local veterans and their families with community-based, grassroots programs. A comprehensive support system designed for returning vets to transition successfully from military to civilian life begins Friday at 8 a.m. and ends Sunday at noon. Volunteers and sponsors sought. Call 442-4322 or 877-547-2066 for information. Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA.
October TBA: Assumption Parish Bazaar is old fashioned fun at Portuguese Hall Friday and Saturday. Bingo, fish pond, country store, fancy work booth, etc. Dinner served 6 to 7:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Information: 786-9708 or 786-9555
October TBA: Ferndale FFA Banquet, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 786-9511
TBA: Horse Training. Tommi Jo Haskins from the Farm Store is bringing back well-known Canadian horse trainer Jonathan Field. In the Covered Arena, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511
October 25: "High Seas." Pierson Building Center's regional history series comes to Ferndale, with entertaining local historian Jerry Rohde telling "tales of naval malfeasance on the shores of Samoa" in "High Seas." Free -- and fun. 7 p.m. at Ferndale City Hall.
October TBA: Halloween Carnival & Dinner. Haunted house, dime-a-chance carnival games for the kids, cake walk, bingo, silent auction, and more good, clean Halloween fun. Fundraiser for the Ferndale 8th Grade class trip. Pulled pork sandwiches, $8; hot dog dinner, $6. 5:30-9 p.m. Belotti Hall, Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Information: 707-786-5300
TBA: Ferndale's Farmers' Market in the Main Street parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
October TBA: PumpkinArt Carve-In. Mind's Eye Manufactury hosts a pumpkin carving party and contest, noon to 5 p.m. Pumpkins and carving implements provided free. Create pumpkin art to compete in three categories: 1) carve your favorite Ferndale personality, 2) unencumbered art, 3) 12 and younger. Entries will be displayed on Main Street to win popular votes. Vote at Mind's Eye Manufactury, Ferndale Music Company, Shawn Griggs/Red Eye Laboratories. Each vote costs $1. Vote as often as you like; voting proceeds support the Ferndale Cemetery Association. Noon to 5 p.m. 393 Main St. Winners announced October 31.
TBA: Arabian Horse Assn. of the Redwoods Play Day, Trail trial in the Covered Arena, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale, CA. 707-786-9511
Through October 31: PumpkinArt Carve-In Voting. Mind's Eye Manufactury's pumpkin carving contest entries displayed to win popular votes. Vote at Mind's Eye Manufactury, Ferndale Music Company, Shawn Griggs/Red Eye Laboratories. Each vote costs $1. Vote as often as you like; voting proceeds support the Ferndale Cemetery Association. Noon to 5 p.m. 393 Main St. Winners announced October 31.
October 31: St. Mark's Annual Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off. Family fun, games, cakewalk, hayride, live music and a candy booth for the kids. Chili judged by local dignitaries at the beginning of festivities, followed by hot dogs and chips with a taste of chili for other attendees, free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Fern & Berding Streets.
October/November TBA: Ferndale High School Homecoming. Powder puff game at 1 p.m. Friday, homecoming parade starting at 2:30 p.m., and night rally at 7:30 p.m. Homecoming dance on Saturday at 9. Go Cats!
November TBA: Fig Twig Holiday Market showcases handmade crafts/arts, vintage, up-cycled and shabby chic items. Friday, 5:30-8:30; Saturday, 10-5. $2 admission fee includes ticket for prize drawing. Belotti Hall, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St. Ferndale. Vendors will be juried; click here for a vendor application, or email for more details. 2013 applications were due by June 28; applicants notified by July 15. 707-496-5867
November TBA: Ferndale Victorian Holidays. Wear vintage clothing, sew your own outfit, or use your imagination to create something fun with an olde-time flair to step back in time and enjoy the warm feeling of a Victorian holiday in Ferndale. Free horse drawn wagon rides, weather permitting, noon-2. Carolers, demonstrations by artisans and other entertainments on Main Street; visions of yesteryear. Click here for a pdf of event details. 707-786-9500
November TBA: Blacksmithing Demonstration. Ferndale Museum, home to the J. A. Mouat blacksmith shop since the 1980s, hosts this demo, a great opportunity for children and adults to see the smith’s art first-hand. As part of Ferndale Victorian Holidays, the Museum fires up the forge to show blacksmithing techniques once essential to daily life. Admission is free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 707-786-4466
November 27: Community Thanksgiving Service. Members of Ferndale's six churches join together to give thanks in an ecumenical service at Assumption Church, 10 a.m. 707-786-9551.
November 28-29: The Folks Christmas Crafts Fair. Veterans Memorial Building, Main Street, Ferndale. Contact: Donell McCanless, 707-786-9995
December 6 & 7: 45th Annual Christmas Celebration in Song. The Ferndale Community Choir gives an encore performance, concluding in time for everyone to attend the lighting of America's tallest living Christmas tree. An eclectic selection of sacred and inspiring music from across the centuries and around the world, plus readings to inspire your holiday spirit. With more than 60 voices, the Ferndale Community Choir ushers in the Christmas season as it has for three generations of listeners. Saturday, Ferndale Community Church, 724 Main St., 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Assumption Church, Berding & Washington Sts., 3 p.m. 707-786-4477.
December TBA: Fern Cottage Annual Christmas Cheer, 1900. Have fun: dress Victorian, enjoy music and lots of christmas goodies 1 to 4 pm in the historic home of Pioneers Joseph and Zipporah Russ. $10 at the door. Built in 1866 for the cattle ranching Russ family, Fern Cottage is a picturesque farm house on the National Register of Historic Places for its historic integrity. Three miles west of Ferndale at 2121 Centerville Road; from Ferndale's Main Street, take Ocean Avenue west (Ocean becomes Centerville). 707-786-4835
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