Sunday, July 29, 2007

What’s Happening In HB - August 2007 Events

August 1, 2007

Surf Academy Seapoint Surf Camps (Through August 24th)
Description: During the week, half and full-day Surf Camps are offered for kids ages eight to 17. Additionally, Surf Academy has a program for creative, adventurous children between the ages of five and seven. The "Beach Kids" program includes surfing, body boarding, body surfing, beach games, arts and crafts and surf-story time. On Friday of each week, parents are invited to enjoy an Aloha Day Luau and proudly watch their kids surf.
Event Cost: $200 for half day lessons and $255 for full day lessons per week. Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thurs., Fri. Time: 9:00 AM. to 2:30 PM.
Tel.: 714-960-8884. Website:
Location: H.B. City Beach (Dog Beach), 19000 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament (Every Wed. in August)
Description: This high-tech Las Vegas style approach pits fans against other players via Centerfield’s own NTN Poker video terminals. There are weekly winners, with the grand prize winner (the player with the most weekly wins) receiving a trophy, and a complimentary one-week stay in Las Vegas. Interested players need to sign up at 7:00 PM. The first hand is dealt at 8:00 PM.
Event Cost: Free. Tel.: 714-848-0113.
Location: Centerfield Bar and Grill, 17296 Beach Blvd.

Adventure Playground (Through August 18th)
Description: This summer kids can have a fun filled adventure just like their favorite characters from Mark Twain's novels. Check out Tom Sawyer's island with a zip-line, rope bridge and rafts. Tel.: 714-842-4481.
Event Cost: $2 per child, adults free. Time: 10:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.
Location: Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave.

Huntington Beach Elks Matinee Bingo. (Held on most Wed)
Description: Door opens at 10:00 AM, Early bird 11:00 AM, Regular 11:30 AM. Free coffee, tea, and popcorn. Food and soft drinks available for purchase. Tel.: (714) 848-9440. Website:
Location: Elks Lodge #1959, 7711 Talbert Ave.

Orange County Fair (Through August 5, 2007)
Description: Fun for the whole family! The Orange County Fair, just minutes from Huntington Beach in Costa Mesa, offers concerts, live animals, rides, great food, performing arts and art exhibits. Park hours are generally Tuesday through Thursday, noon to midnight, and Friday through Sunday, 10:00 AM to midnight. Tel.: 714-708-FAIR. Website:
Event Cost: General $6-$8. Directions: From Huntington Beach, take the 405 Freeway south to the 55 Freeway South. Exit Del Mar/Fair Drive, right on Fair Drive.
Location: O.C. Fair & Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
August 5, 2007

Breakfast at the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club
Description: This monthly breakfast is designed to introduce O.C. residents to the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club. Come and meet our commodore, staff officers and members. A nice buffet style breakfast is served at the low cost of $8. Boat ownership is not required for membership! Membership includes reciprocation rights for docking & dining at various local and global yacht clubs. Time: 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Free Parking!
Location: HHYC, 3821 Warner Avenue (Next to the fire station).

Concerts in the Park (Sundays, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.)
Description: The Concerts in the Park Summer Series is something you and your family will love. The Orange County Wind Ensemble performs at the stage behind Huntington Beach Central Library. Bring your picnic dinner, chairs and blankets! Event Cost: Free. Tel.: 714-402-7158.
Location: H.B.Central Park, 1777 Talbert Ave., (Behind Library).

Tabby Storytime Theater
Description: Family fun at the HB Central Library, appropriate for all ages.
Time: 2:00 PM. Cost: Free. Tel: (714) 375-5107.
Location: H.B. Central Library 7111 Talbert Avenue.

August 7, 2007

Surf City Locals Night (Every Tuesday Through August)
Description: The Downtown H.B. Business Association and the H.B. Restaurant Association jointly host Surf City Locals Night, an event designed to invite the residents of H.B. to experience the wonderful restaurants and shopping opportunities available in the new, revitalized downtown. Three whole blocks of Main Street are blockaded for this weekly event with a farmer’s market, street venders, face painting, musicians, & various entertainers.
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM. For more information, call the Longboard Restaurant & Pub at 714-960-1896. (
Location: Between PCH & Orange On Main Street.

H.B. Chamber of Commerce - Networking Luncheon
Description: A networking lunch for members and prospective members. Includes a very nice buffet-style lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, and door prize drawings, plus a different guest speaker each meeting. Bring business cards, flyers and friends. Cost: $10 at the door. Time: 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM.
No Reservations Required! (Usually held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday)
Tel: 714-536-8888.
New Location: Centerfield Sports Bar & Grill, 17296 Beach Blvd.

August 8, 2007

Local Art Exhibition (Open on Wed. & Sat. Through Aug. 29th)
Description: Featured works by local artist Josh Serafin are now open to the public for limited viewing. The H.B. resident's oil paintings are generally of surfers, pelicans, seagulls and more, along the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Although the artist has hosted many art release parties, never before has the public been invited to view his original artwork. Don't miss this chance to observe these beautiful works that exhibit the true spirit of Surf City.
Time: 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Cost: Free. Tel.: 949-394-7871.
Location: Art by Serafin - Gallery/Studio, 19400 Beach Blvd., Suite 10.

August 10, 2007

HB Chamber of Commerce Winner’s Circle Breakfast
Description: A large networking breakfast meeting featuring a different guest speaker each month. A buffet-style breakfast will be served, plus great door prizes & 50/50 drawings. Reservations required. Tel: 714-536-8888.
Time: 7:30 to 9:00 AM. Price: Pre-paid $20, Non-Members $25.
Location: Seacliff Country Club, 6501 Palm Ave.

Musical - H.M.S. Pinafore (Through August 26th)
Description: This musical by Gilbert & Sullivan is filled with mirth and silliness, a gentle satire that builds upon the theme of love between members of different social classes. Cost: $20. Parking: Free. Tel.: 714-375-0696.
Location: H.B.Playhouse, Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave.

August 11, 2007

Longboards and Soccer Classic (August 11th & 12th)
Description: Come play competitive soccer with the beautiful backdrop of HB. The sand soccer tournament is for persons 18 years and older with teams of 7 and 20 minute halves. It is highly recommended that a team has a complete roster of 18. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place.
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Cost: $350 per team. Tel.: 714-270-8433.
Location: H.B. Pier, 400 Pacific Coast Hwy. (approximate address)

August 12, 2007

Concerts in the Park (Sundays, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.)
Description: The Outdoor Concerts in the Park Summer Series is something you and your family will love. Bring your picnic dinner, chairs and blankets!
The Golden West Jazz Orchestra performs at the stage behind Huntington Beach Central Library, Cost: Free. Tel.: 714-402-7158.
Location: Huntington Beach Central Park, 1777 Talbert Ave.

August 16, 2007

Cross Country Foot Race

Description: The Sunset in The Park 2.8 Mile & 4.8 Mile cross country foot race, & an all-counties High School age, 2.8 Mile Team Challenge Race.
Time: 2.8 Mile Run & Walk starts at 6:00 PM. The 4.8 Mile Run starts at
6:30 PM. Walkers may walk the 2.8 Mile course, ONLY. The High School Age Team Race start: Girls at 4:30 PM, Boys at 5:00 PM. Cost: $20 with beautifully designed shirt of high quality. Run Only, $17 (after Aug. 7th, add $5), both races, add $6.00. High School Age Race, $5.00, Run Only, $12.00 with shirt. SASE To: The Finish Line International, 7846 Connie Dr., H.B., CA 92648, Tel.: 714/841-5417. Website:
Location: H.B. Central Park west, (Between Golden West & Edwards, Ellis & Slater).

August 17, 2007

Monthly Ballroom Dance

Description: Adults of all ages are invited to attend the Huntington Beach Council on Aging Ballroom Dance. Each event features live music, snacks and beverages. Time: 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Price: $5. Tel: 714-536-9387.
Location: Rodgers Seniors' Center, 1706 Orange Avenue.

August 18, 2007

53rd Annual Distance Derby

Description: This running event is Orange County's longest running race event run on paved roads, flat oceanfront course that starts and finishes at the Huntington Beach Pier Plaza Amphitheater. Time: 6:00 AM registration.
No roller blades, no dogs! Proceeds to benefit Project Self Sufficiency.
Cost: 5/10 Mile Runs sign-up and payment through Aug. 12th: $25; after $30; Surf Kids Run Through Aug. 12th: $15; after $20.
Information Tel.: (714) 375-8490.
Location: HB Pier Plaza Amphitheater (Pacific Coast Highway & Main Street)
August 19, 2007

Concerts in the Park (Sundays, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.)
Description: The Outdoor Concerts in the Park Summer Series is something you and your family will love. Bring your picnic dinner, chairs and blankets! Bob de Sena's Latin Jazz Ensemble performs at the stage behind Huntington Beach Central Library, Cost: Free. Tel.: 714-402-7158.
Location: Huntington Beach Central Park, 1777 Talbert Ave.

Plum Festival At Old World Village
Description: Bouncy House for kids, band, dancing, food, fun. Plum Cake (PflaumenKuchen) is a specialty cake that comes only in the middle in August. In an Old World tradition, Miss Elly who lived to the age of 103, had a recipe that each year is used to celebrate a time-honored German tradition, right here in Huntington Beach. Plum crepes, Berliners, Barbecue and a full bar selection are all available at this fun afternoon celebration of food.
Time: 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Admission: Free. Tel: (714) 895-8020.
Location: Old World Village, 7561 Center Street, HB. (Behind Bella Terra).

Dachshund Races At Old World Village
Description: 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.
Admission Cost: $1 admission, kids free. Tel.: (714) 895-8020.
Race Starting Time: 2:00 PM. Event Hours: 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
Location: Old World Village, 7561 Center Avenue. (Just North of Bella Terra)

2nd Annual Pet Fair In The Park
Description: Hosted by S.C.A.R.T. (Surf City Animal Response Team).
This free event includes vendors for pets, Police K-9 Demonstrations,
Dog agility course and demonstrations, Disaster preparedness,
$20.00 micro-chipping and more. Free goodie bag to the first 1,000 attendees. Time: 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Website:
Location: Park Bench Cafe, 17732 Golden West St.

August 25, 2007

Kids - Huck Finn Fishing Derby

Description: Don your favorite “Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher” outfits for the annual H.B. Huck Finn Fishing Derby. Ages 6 to 14 years should bring fishing poles. No experience necessary. Volunteers from Department of Fish & Game will be on hand to help out. Prizes will be awarded.
Time: 9:15 to 11:30 AM. Cost: Free. Registration starts: 8:00 AM.
Tel.: (714) 536-5486.
Location: H.B. Pier, PCH & Main Street.

The Notion Anti-Apparel 2007 Pro-Am Surf Series
Description: This surfing competition will include product giveaways and prize packages for the winners in the Pro and Grom Divisions (age 17 and under). Time: 7:00 AM. Cost: $50/Grom; $75/Pro. Tel.: 949-722-6334 or 714-814-7129. Website:
Location: Pacific Coast Highway at Golden West St.

August 26, 2007

Concerts in the Park
(Sundays, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.)
Description: The Outdoor Concerts in the Park Summer Series is something you and your family will love. Bring your picnic dinner, chairs and blankets! Mike Henebry's Big Band Orchestra performs at the stage behind Huntington Beach Central Library, Cost: Free. Tel.: 714-402-7158.
Location: Huntington Beach Central Park, 1777 Talbert Ave.

August 28, 2007

First-Time Homebuyer’s Seminar
An evening seminar covering the entire process of buying your first home. Topics Included: The Role Of Your Realtor, Lender, Home Inspector, Escrow & Title Companies. How To Find And Choose The Right Home, Different Ways Of Taking Title, Taxes Benefits, Credit Scores, First-Time Homebuyer’s Loan Programs... Cost: FREE. Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Registration: 6:45 PM. Reservations Required!
Tel.: 1-800-237-3390, Ext. 72652 or simply E-mail,
Location: HB Central Library, Balboa Room, 7111 Talbert Ave.

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