Thursday, January 24, 2013

Resurrected: Eureka-Kamisu Sister City Committee

The Eureka-Kamisu Sister City relationship will soon be reestablished. A new committee was formed on Jan. 23, 2013 at a meeting at Eureka City Hall. Official communication is pending.

L to R: Fred Nelson, County Supervisor Virginia Bass, Eureka Mayor Frank Jager,
Johnson Tilghman, Harvey II, Holly Harvey, Fred Moore. Not pictured are Tony Smithers,
Gregg and Ann Gardiner and Jay Warren Hockaday.

Thanks to everyone who worked to make this possible again!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Year Wagashi

New year, a time to do new things. Like practice making wagashi! To celebrate Oshogatsu, I made chestnut wagashi.

They were rather tasty! More photos are here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Horai Center Offers Tea Ceremony Course

The Horai Center will be offering a course, “Chado: Japanese Tea Ceremony,” through HSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in February!

Chado, a Japanese cultural practice with roots in Zen Buddhism, involves the ceremonial  preparation and consumption of  powdered green tea, or matcha. Underlying this ritual is a philosophy and practice that can inform and transform daily life. This three-session course will present the instruction necessary for you to enjoy being a guest in a tea gathering.

Instructors: Harvey II and Holly Harvey
Dates: Mondays, Feb. 4, 11 and 18
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fees: $45/members, $70/non-members
Place: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka

To register, call OLLI at HSU at (707) 826-5880 (VISA, MC, Discover), Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Register online at For more information call (707) 826-5880, visit, or contact us at