Saturday, September 1, 2007

Surf City Events - September 2007

September 1, 2007

Boardfest 2007 (Sept. 1st - 3rd)
Description: Boardfest is the nation's premiere surf, skate and snow festival.Music showcases, fashion and interactive exhibits are all in support of girl empowerment activities.
Tel.: 714-375-1132.Cost: Free.
Location: H.B. Pier Plaza, 400 P.C.H. (PCH & Main)

Civil War Days (Sept. 1st & 2nd)
Description: The annual two-day event includes cannon blasts, fiddlers, banjos, flutes, drums, festive costumes, troop encampments and booths where hoop skirts and military period costumes were sold. The encampment set-ups usually begin on Friday afternoons. You will find authentic costumes of the era, men, women and children participate in the re-enactments, including the gun battles. Free to watch. Live canon and rifle fire!
Tel.: (714) 969-8928 or E-mail:
Saturday Schedule: 10:00 AM opens, 1:30 PM battle; living history weapons demo at 2:30 PM, final battle at 4:00 PM, twilight concert to follow.
Sunday Schedule: Church service at 8:00 AM, camp opens at 9:00 AM, first battle begins at 11:00 AM, weapons demo at Noon, 2nd battle at 2:00 PM. Location: H.B. Central Park, 7111 Talbert Ave. (Behind Library)

The Orange County California Genealogical Society meeting
Description: OCC Genealogy Society meeting lectures start at 9:00 AM and run through early afternoon (last lecture begins around 12:30 PM). Except for Basic Genealogy, there is a $5 charge for every workshop/SIG.
Mailing address: OCCGS, P.O. Box 1587, Orange, CA, 92856-1587.
Location: H.B. Central Library, meeting room C & D, 7111 Talbert Ave.

September 2, 2007

Breakfast at the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club
Description: This bi-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 $10. Boat ownership is not required for membership!
Membership includes reciprocation rights for docking & dining at numerous yacht clubs around the country and globe.
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Free Parking!
Held the 1st & 2nd Sunday in September!
Location: H.H.Y.C., 3821 Warner Avenue. (Next to the fire station)

Concerts in the Park
Description: BBJAZZ Concert all day long in sunny Central Park. Includes top artists. Bring your picnic dinner, chairs and blankets! Preferred seating available for a small donation. A fantastic Jazz series organized by BBJAZZ, a nonprofit, fund-raising group that donates proceeds to autistic children's schools and services.
Performance Time: Noon to 9:00 PM.
For Tickets:
Location: Central Park, 7111 Talbert Ave., HB.

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.

September 4, 2007 

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!
Tel: 714-536-8888.
Usually held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month)
Current Location: Centerfield Sports Bar & Grill, 17296 Beach Blvd.

Surf City Locals Night (Every Tuesday Through Dec. 15th)
The Downtown H.B. Business Association and the H.B. Restaurant Association jointly host Surf City Locals Night, an eventto 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.

September 5, 2007

Huntington Beach Elks Matinee Bingo. (Held on most Wednesdays)
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.
Location: Elks Lodge #1959, 7711 Talbert Ave.

September 6, 2007

Business Networking International (BNI) - Breakfast Meeting
Description: The Orange Coast and South Coast Chapters of Business Network International invite you to join either of them for an early morning breakfast meeting. Business Network International is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. We are currently looking for a great Auto Mechanic, Roofing Contractor, Plumber and Message Therapist. Visitors always welcomed!
Day & Time: Thursdays at 7:00 to 8:30 AM.
For reservations call Raymond Louison at 714-925-5361.

September 8, 2007

5K/2K Walk for the Animals
Description: The Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA) is proud to announce the 10th Annual 5K/2K Walk for the Animals. Well-mannered dogs, on leashes, are encouraged to attend. No puppies under six months. Activities following the walk include entertainment, sponsor and vendor booths, silent auction and door prizes.
All funds raised from the Walk help support the organization’s programs including veterinary care for sick and injured animals, subsidized spay/neuter, feral cat rescue, cruelty prevention through humane education in the classroom, and pet-assisted therapy.
Registration Fee: $25 & Kids 12 years and under, free.
Teams of five or more pay $20.00 each.
Registration forms can be obtained from the Orange County SPCA.
Tel. 714-374-7738.
Registration Starts: 7:30 AM. 
Starting Time: 9:00 AM.
Location: HB Central Park East, Goldenwest Street.

19th Annual Senior Saturday Community FestivalDescription: Hosted by the H.B. Council on Aging, this annual festival will feature approx. 75 sponsor booths offering information, products and services geared towards seniors.
In addition, there will be a $2 breakfast,$2 lunch and free entertainment
throughout the day.
Location: HB Pier Plaza, Corner of Main & P.C.H.

"Fall Ballet Festival"
Description: The Ballet Repertory Theatre announces
the opening of its 2007-08 season.
"Fall Performance Dates: Sept. 8th at 7:30 PM and Sept. 9th at 2:30 PM. Admission: $15 general, $12 seniors/children under 12.
Theater box office: 714-895-8150, open Tuesday through Thursday,2:00-5:00 PM,
or go online at
Location: Golden West College, Mainstage Theater, 15744 Golden West St.

September 9, 2007 

Oktoberfest Grand Opening Fundraiser
Description: Enjoy a meal with either bratwurst or chicken and 2 side dishes. The fun event includes entertainment with German bands, chicken dancing and dachshund races. Also costumed German dance group performances. Proceeds to benefit the H.B. Therapeutic Riding Center.
Tel.: 714-647-7107.
Time: 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
Donation: $10 per person.
Location: Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., H.B.

Oktoberfest at Old World Village (Through October 31st)
Description: Get out your lederhosen and learn the Chicken Dance
at Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach.
The event includes entertainment with German bands, dancing and tasty German foods.
Cost: $5 (approx.).
Tel.: 714-895-8020.
Time: 6:00 PM.
Location: Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave.
(Just North of Bella Terra)

Surfin Sundays - Surfing Band Concert Schedule
September 9th : The Verb
September 16th : Chum
September 23rd : Goofyfoots
September 30th : Duotones or Duotones +2 or PJ's All Stars
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
Cost: Free!
For more information:
Location: International Surfing Museum, 411 Olive St.

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.

September 10, 2007

Kinderfest (Every Sunday During Oktoberfest)
Description: It's time for family fun during Kinderfest at Oktoberfest where children of all ages can enjoy the Oompah-pah bands, folk dancers, pretzels, Diamond Sisters Contortionist, BBQ Bratwurst, Chicken, Hamburgers, Apple Strudel & More. Meet Dodo the Chicken and learn more about the Chicken Dance.
Jump in the Moon Bounce, Play Carnival Games, Pace Painting and old-fashioned fun.
Admission Cost: $5.00
(subject to change)
Free admission to guests in lederhosen or dirndl.
Children 12 and under free!
Time: 2:00 to 7:30 PM.
Tel.: (714) 895-8020.
Location: Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave.
(Just North of Bella Terra)

Dachshund Races
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 way.
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)

September 11, 2007

Patriot Day Ceremony
Description: A moving Patriot Day ceremony will be held to remember those involved in the tragedy of September 11, 2001 and to commemorate the efforts of those who risked their lives. The ceremony ends with playing of TAPS after the rifle salute, followed by a closing prayer and music from bagpipes.
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Tel.: 714-536-5577
Location: H.B. Pier Plaza, 400 Pacific Coast Hwy.

September 12, 2007

HB/FV Joint Chamber of Commerce - Evening Mixer
Description: Hosted by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce. You’re invited to come out and mingle with local chamber members and their guests. An evening of networking, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
Cost: $5 cover charge for non-members.
Tel.: 965-8000.
Location: Residence Inn & Courtyard, 9930 Slater Ave. Fountain Valley.

September 13, 2007

Kids –Folktale Story Time
Description: Kindergarten through 4th grade level stories and reading.
Time: 3:30 PM. 
Cost: Free.
Tel.: (714) 375-5107.
Location: H.B. Central Library, 7111 Talbert Avenue.

September 14, 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.

Kids - Sandcastle Story Time
Description: 3 to 5 years young age level stories and reading. Time: 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  
Cost: Free.
Tel.: (714) 375-5107.
Location: H.B. Central Library, 7111 Talbert Avenue.

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.

September 15, 2007

Surf & Art Walk (Sept. 15th & 16th)
Description: Entertainment, food and much more!
Time: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Location: Downtown H.B., 1st - 3rd blocks,
between P.C.H. & Orange Ave.

37th Annual H.B. City Surfing Championship
Description: Limited to residents in the Huntington Beach Union High School District. Super Masters, Grand Masters, Seniors, Masters, Men, Boys,Juniors, Women and Menehune categories with competition awarding trophies.
Each participant will receive a T-shirt with a special surf logo. Cost: $25/person.
Participation limited to first 175 registrants.
Tel.: (714) 536-5486.
Location: Huntington City Beach.

September 19, 2007

Swazzle Puppets Presents Bugsy Brown Private Fly
Description: Come see a special puppet show by the multi-talented Swazzle. Hard-working private eye Bugsy Brown is spending his birthday on the job, but little does he know, he is in for the most surprising investigation of his life.
Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.
Event Cost: $3 per child and $5 per adult.
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
Location: H.B. Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave.

September 22, 2007

US Open of Beach Volleyball (Sept. 21st to 23rd)
Description: Presented by Corona Extra, sanctioned by USA Volleyball and produced by The Elevation Group, 250 volleyball teams and approximately 1,000 beach volleyball players will participate in tournament play with up to 15 divisions, all competing on Surf City’s beautiful beach.
Websites: or
Location: Huntington Beach Pier, 400 P.C.H. (approximate address)

Free Fishing Day
Description: The California Department of Fish & Game allows you to fish today without a license. Size limits and bag limits still apply.

September 26, 2007

Full Moon Gondola Cruises
Description: Huntington Harbour Gondola Cruises are featuring cruises for tonight’s full moon. A relaxing and romantic way to enjoy a nice bottle of wine as the beautiful moon rises over the Huntington Harbour. This event is great for couples, birthdays, anniversaries, or simply to enjoy the scenic views around and above Huntington Harbour. They also offer romantic sunset gondola cruises. These exquisite and authentic gondola tours are offered by world class gondoliers.
Tel.: 888-609-5665.
Location: Peter's Landing and Marina, 16370 Pacific Coast Highway.

September 28, 2007

Play - The Cemetery Club (Through Oct. 14th)
Description: The Cemetery Club is a witty and wise comedy with a kick. Take three middle-aged widows, one who flirts outrageously, one who is dedicated to the memory of her husband and one who is beginning to realize that she still has a life to live; throw an eligible widower into the mix and watch the sparks fly.
Event Cost: $20.
Parking: Free.
Tel.: 714-375-0696.
Location: HB Central Library Playhouse Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave.

September 29, 2007

H.B. Surf’n Sand 5K Run
Description: A scenic evening run along the beautiful Surf City coastline. This flat, fast 5K run is great for people of all ages. Come to race or come to cruise & you will be sure to have a great time on the sand. Course: Start and Finish at the pier. Out and back course with one turn around near Huntington Beach Cliffs. Race Timing: Computerized race results provided by PRIMETIME.
Awards: Custom medals to the top three finishers in each age division and uniquely designed race T-shirts for all participants. Time: 6:00 PM.
Tel.: Kim Smith (714) 658-9123.
Fees: $25.00 Pre-Reg/$30.00 Race Day.
Location: H.B. Pier Plaza, 315 Pacific Coast Highway.

Notion Anti-Apparel 2007 Pro-Am Surfing Competition
Description: The Notion Anti-Apparel 2007 Pro-Am Surf Series 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.
Location: 2251 Pacific Coast Highway at Golden West St.

HB Pro/Am Surf Series Surfing Competition (Sept. 29th & 30th)
Description: The Huntington Beach Surf Series will include the following: Saturday will be all amateur divisions: Boys, JRs, Mens, Super Mens, Groms,Masters, Longboard, Women. On Sunday, the Pro division will be held.
Time: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Tel.: 714-964-9976.
Location: HB Pier, 400 Pacific Coast Hwy. (approximate address)

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