Gatherings & Events

Free drop-in Community Grief Groups meet every week throughout Humboldt County. Click here for group locations and times.


Light Up a Life Candlelighting Ceremonies:
Wednesday, December 5, at 4:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m.
Hospice of Humboldt understands the benefit of passing ritual milestones during the period of grieving. One way to remember and honor your loved one is to attend our annual community remembrance ceremony.  Both of the Light Up a Life Candlelighting Ceremonies are free to anyone in the community who would like to remember a loved one, regardless of Hospice of Humboldt’s involvement. Pictures and small mementos of your loved one can be placed on the ceremonial altar during the ceremony. All items will be returned to the owner at the end of the ceremony.  We invite you to gather with your friends and family to hear music and words of comfort and light a candle to the life that has meant so much to you.

Creative Arts Gathering  Ritual and Release
Saturday, December 15, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This workshop is offered as part of our annual Light Up a Life season.
In the work of loss and healing, ritual offers acknowledgment, release, and care of our broken-heartedness. The ritual of welcoming light back into the darkest season of the year can also serve to summon light back into our darkest moments of grief. We will offer a simple ritual as well as create a symbol of this type of healing.
For more information or to register, call Julie D. or Gretchen at 707-267-9801