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Art Scene, Oct. 29, 2015

Deadline for art show entries is Nov. 5

Entry artworks, forms and fees for DNACA’s 24th annual juried show are due between 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Del Norte County Courthouse. The Juried Multimedia Exhibition is open to northern California and southern Oregon visual artists; each artist or photographer may enter up to two pieces created within the last two years. Note those artists juried into this show become part of the pool of artists able to mount one-person shows in the future. For a copy of the prospectus or more information, call 707-464-1336 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dogs have their day — or more — at pound

Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
 Five dogs found their forever homes and six other dogs will be able to be spayed and neutered thanks to an adoption event at the Del Norte County Animal Control last week.

Home-grown mushrooms

Jamie Yarbrough and Don Roth cut into a pearl oyster mushroom kit at a Food Day workshop on Saturday. Del Norte Triplicate / Jessica Cejnar
 Jamie Yarbrough made sure Don Roth’s hands were sterile before handling the mycelium-laced straw. 

Under the right conditions, Yarbrough said, scores of pearl oyster mushrooms would sprout up from the straw. But only if they were able to grow unimpeded.

Accidental Family: The fast-track family

Editor’s note: The Accidental Family is a column about the story of two young women and the Del Norte family that adopted them. This week’s column is written by parent Lathrop Leonard.

As I approach a half century in years, I find myself thinking differently about time and how we choose to spend it. 

Haunted houses wake the undead

A year after moving to Del Norte County Fairgrounds, David’s Haunted Manor will offer a second night of fright, some new experiences and old favorites for those brave enough to cross the threshold.

Food Forests

A community garden in Crescent City provides a space to raise food important to Hmong culture, similar to what is hoped that gardens and food forests in Native American communities will do for those cultures living on the North Coast. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is teaming up with the Community Food Council to expand community gardens and create food forests in the Smith River, Crescent City, Klamath and Weitchpec areas.

Cory's People: The big heart of Norm Wagner

“Nooooorm…….Nooooooorm……..are you home? We have a 5:30 meeting. Did you forget?”

“I’m over here, Cory,” Norm shouts as he trudges down the street with tools in hand. “I didn’t forget our meeting. Neighbor’s dog was sticking his head through their fence, so thought I’d fix it for them.”

Chinese bluegrass

Red Chamber founding member Mei Han is one of the world’s premiere players of a Chinese instrument called the zheng. Courtesy Red Chamber
 On Saturday, Crescent Elk Auditorium will vibrate with the unique sounds of Red Chamber, a “plucked string” quartet that straddles the contemporary and the traditional, performing everything from Chinese court and string band music to jazz fusion and beyond.  

Science Night: Meet a kangaroo

Scientists of all ages will get up close and personal with a kangaroo and find out what makes a Gummi Bear howl Friday at College of the Redwoods’ main campus.

Get ready to get scared

For folks who want to lose their heads a week early, the Chetco Pelican Players’ annual haunted house kicks into gear starting tonight.

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