Monday, June 4, 2007

What’s Happening In Huntington Beach

The following list is composed of ongoing, seasonal and annual events taking place in Huntington Beach, California.

Newland House Museum - Built in 1898, this is the oldest, best preserved and most historically significant example of early homes in Huntington Beach. Open to the public and by appointment for groups of 10 or more.
Cost: $2 for Adults, $1 for Children. Tel: 714-962-5777.
Location: 19822 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.

Disc Golf Wednesday League - The 18-hole disc course in Central Park West offers league competition every Wednesday. All levels of players are invited and are assigned handicaps. Registration fees are awarded in cash prizes. Location: Goldenwest Street between Talbert and Ellis.
Time: 6:30 AM. to 4:00 PM. Free parking. Tel: 714-425-9931.

Golden West College Swap Meet - Featuring new and used items, fresh produce, memorabilia, antiques and collectibles. Free admission.
Pre-registration and fees are required for vendors. Days: Saturday & Sunday. Time: 8:00 AM. to 3:00 PM. Tel: 714-898-7927.
Location: 15744 Goldenwest Street.

Bolsa Chica Wetlands Tour - A free guided, 90+ minute tour is held the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. This guided tour makes five stops along the walk-bridge and loop trails of the wetlands. Warm clothing, comfortable shoes and binoculars are recommended. Rain cancels.
Tel: 714-840-1575 or 714-960-9939. Location: Meet in the Ecological Reserve parking lot on P.C.H.
(1.5 miles south of Warner Ave., across from Bolsa Chica State Beach).

Shipley Nature Center Tour - Take a tour of the Shipley grounds. The first Saturday of every month, you’ll be able to see the live eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalis of butterflies, and butterfly experts will answer questions and show photos about Orange County butterflies from 10:30 AM. to 1:30 PM.
Cost: Free admission. Website: Tel: 714-842-4772.
Location: Central Park Drive parking lot off Edwards between Talbert and Slater. Follow the painted line along the sidewalk to the Center. Meet at the front gate to the Shipley Nature Center.

Donut Derelicts Sunrise Car Cruisers - Billed as the Best Free Car Show in the World, this Saturday morning event has been a tradition for over 15 years. Classic auto owners known as the Donut Derelicts meet at the parking lot on the corner of Magnolia and Adams near Adams Avenue Donuts to share stories and admire their classic beauties. Time: 6:00 - 9:00 AM.

Farmers Market and Craft Fair - Fridays at Pier Plaza from 12:00 Noon until dusk. Fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, and other edible delights are sold by certified vendors. Craft items from local artists include fine art, jewelry, clothing, interesting and unique gifts. Tel.: 714- 846-5509.

The Huntington Beach Tree Society - works for the planting and preservation of trees throughout the city’s parks, schools and public areas. The Tree Society meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 PM., H.B. City Hall, Room B-6, 2000 Main Street. For more info. call Jean Nagy at: 714-564-1396.

Huntington Beach Mother's club - offers playgroups for kids newborn to school age and support for moms. For more info. call: 877-230-6835 (toll free) or visit:

The Huntington Beach Library presents Laptime Storytime at the Main Street Library, 525 Main Street. For children 18 months to 3 years old emphasizing parent and child participation. Wednesdays: 11:00-11:30 AM. Hear stories and creative music, have finger-plays and see puppets. Be part of a parent/child team.

A Free Arts And Crafts Class For Seniors - Thursdays at 12:30 PM., at the Rodgers Senior Center located at 1706 Orange Ave in Huntington Beach. For more information please call: 714-536-9387.

Inline Skaters - Join them every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM for a group skate. They meet just north of the Huntington Beach Pier at the amphitheater and skate to the Wedge and back, approximately 16 miles round trip. For more info, go to or e-mail:

Breakfast With Bassets - First Saturday of Every Month at the Park Bench Café, 17732 Goldenwest, just south of Slater at 9:00 AM. Delicious menu items available for both people and dogs.

Antique & Collectibles Flea Market - Held on the 3rd Saturday of Each Month.Come check out Surf City's very own monthly outdoor antique market "Phil's Flea in HB". A portion of the proceeds goes towards Ocean View High School Seahawks Basketball. Featured items for sale include antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage, retro, shabby chic, jewelry, linens, quilts, garden, country, Victorian, mid-century and lots more. Location: Ocean View High School, 17071 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.

Free Concert at Pier Plaza - Surfin' Sundays 11th Summer Concert Season Kickoff at Pier Plaza On June 17, 2007. The Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum presents this exciting concert series featuring a wide variety of music. Come and enjoy the musical stylings of Deep Sea, Insect Surfers, the Detonators and many others. Don't forget to bring blankets, sunscreen and water. Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tel: 714-960-3483.
Location: Pier Plaza, 315 Pacific Coast Hwy, H.B., CA 92648.

The 12th Annual Weiner National Dachshund Races - Dozens of dachshunds will scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as hundreds of spectators cheer them on. Some of the dogs will have trained for minutes with a team of two handlers each, who encourage, cajole and plead with the willful little dogs to focus on the high-stakes race instead of interesting sights, sounds and smells along the route. The public is invited to attend and watch the races. The entry fee is $1 per adult and free for children 12 and under. Starting Time: 2:00 PM. Tel. (714) 895-8020. Old World Village was designed in the style of an authentic Bavarian Village with homes located in second story quarters above shops and restaurants. There's a church in the village, Huntington Beach Old World Village Church - St. Judas Chaddeus,that holds a service each week in German. It is quite popular for weddings and can facilitate 120 guests in the chapel. The village includes German delis and bakeries, a shop with cut crystal collectibles, another shop that sells clocks and steins and an authentic Rathskellar where acts such as Lonnie and his accordion are featured regularly. The local Oktoberfest is also held at Old World Village's Old World Restaurant. From the San Diego Freeway (405), exit at Beach Boulevard toward Huntington Beach. Go south to Center Ave. Look for the lit sign and the globe of the the world at the shopping center across the street from Hotel Huntington Beach and Bella Terra (H.B.) Shopping Center.
Location: Old World Village Restaurant , 7561 Center Ave., H.B., CA 92647.

"Bella Terra Shopping Center" Schedule of Events

CONCERTS: (hours may vary)
Playing soft & classic rock, jazz and more…
Saturday Night Performances: 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
Thursday Night Performances: 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

KIDS KLUB: Every Monday, from 11:00 to 11:30 AM. Musicians, Jugglers, Magic and Fun!

Location: Bella Terra Shopping Center, 7777 Edinger Avenue.
For more event information, visit, or call 897-2534.

The information above was taken from the Louison Team's montly newsletter.
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