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This Saturday, Ruth Moon’s Eureka Discovery Walks take us on a visit of the O Street circle and the Eureka High School neighbourhood. She says:

Homes in the O street neighborhood are products of the post-war prosperity, and reflect the era’s idea of ‘modernity’ as well as what they thought was ‘country’ with some Ranch style homes, International, Contemporary, and Prairie. Most homes are wide and low, with large garages set back from the street. New ideas of residential or urban planning are reflected in the wide curving street with wide sidewalks, and the absence of utility poles and lines.

The walk starts at 9:30am on Saturday, August 22, at the corner of F Street and Del Norte Street near the First United Methodist Church, “a white Gothic Revival with a distinctive tall narrow spire.”

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Performing Arts mural, Eureka, CA -- Sophie Lagacé, 2009The July tour from Eureka Discovery Walks is the popular Art and Murals walk, this Saturday July 25. The walk starts at 9:30AM in front of the Eureka Co-op at 4th and B streets (do not park in the Co-op lot!)

Our tour guide and the driving — er, walking — force behind Eureka Discovery Walks, Ruth Moon, says:

This is an easy walk along city sidewalks, mostly level, with some crossing of busy intersections. The tour will talk 1½ to 2 hours.

The detailed itinerary can be downloaded from her site but being my usual geeky self, I thought I’d also share the map of what that itinerary looks like. Naturally, Ruth may decide to alter it at any time to improve the experience!

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Spiders at the Zoo

Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus), by backpackphotography -- Creative Commons license: Attribution 2.0 GenericSequoia Park Zoo is inviting members today, Thursday, April 30 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm for the grand opening of the Spectacular Spiders exhibit, located in the Sequoia Park Zoo Barnyard. This members-only event features treats, face painting, beverages, and a souvenir. See a Black widow up close, climb on a web, and discover fascinating facts about these mysterious creatures.

The exhibit will be open to the general public starting this weekend.

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