The ceremonial groundbreaking for Trinidad Library will take place Sunday, May 20 at noon at the library site next to Trinidad Museum on 400 Janis Court.
On hand to mark the occasion will be County Supervisor Ryan Sundberg along with representatives from the over 120 Founding Families who have contributed between $500 and $100,000 to to the Trinidad Library Building Fund.
Early planning for a Trinidad cultural oasis began in 2000. When the Glenn and Janis Saunders family donated three acres of land off Main Street and Patrick’s Point Drive in July 2004, the long-held community dream of a museum, park and library began to take shape.
The historic home housing Trinidad Museum was moved in 2006 and after three years of rehabilitation by Contractor Charles Netzow and private fund raising the museum opened in September 2009.
The museum’s Native Plant Garden, with entirely donated labor, grew into the lush show place it is today. Then the museum’s historic garden, Janis Court, the brick plaza, common areas, and the splendid Saunders Park were completed by summer 2011 with the cooperation and assistance of the City of Trinidad and the State of California.
Hundreds of large and small donors have made the projects possible. Community support has been extraordinary.
Now the final element of Trinidad’s cultural center, Trinidad Library, will be underway.
The Founding Families, which include every Trinidad civic organization and supporters from outside Trinidad as well along with dozens of families and individuals, will be holding shovels in the ceremonial groundbreaking. The entire community is invited to commemorate the occasion.
For information on the Trinidad Library Building Fund Founding Family campaign or for other information on the project, call 677-3816 or 677-5089.
Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Ceremony May 27
Trinidad Civic Club presents its 17th Annual Memorial Lighthouse Ceremony on Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. on the lighthouse grounds off Edwards Street.
The ceremony honors those who have died at sea or who have been buried at sea whose names are engraved at the site.
The ceremony begins with Matthew Marshall’s bagpipe strains followed by Scout Troop #99 flag raising and flag salute.
Civic Club President Susan Morton welcomes guests. Mother Susan Armstrong of Sts. Martha and Mary Episcopal Mission and Christ Church, Eureka will offer a prayer. Dr. Tom Vert will sing an acappella solo. Lt. JG Taylor Andrews of the U.S. Coast Guard will speak followed by City Council Member Mike Morgan giving the bell salute, Memorial Lighthouse Co-Chairman Bunny Subkis will read the memorial names. The program of about 40 minutes ends with a USCG helicopter flyover and Taps played by Matthew Brogdon on saxophone.
All families and friends of those commemorated at the lighthouse as well as community members are invited. Some seating is provided.
Third Friday Jazz at Westhaven Center for the Arts
Join the Randles-LaBolle-Wu Trio on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m., 501 South Westhaven Drive. Tim Randles plays piano; Shao Way Wu plays bass and Mike LaBolle is on drums.
Fourth Friday Flick
John Webb will select a vintage film for this popular series set for Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m., Westhaven Center for the Arts. Call 677-9493 for information.