The Huntington Beach Elks Lodge #1959 located at 7711 Talbert Ave. in Huntington Beach 714-848-9440 holds regular bingo Matinee every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Every Wednesday Starts 10:00 a.m.



Early Birds at 11:00 a.m. Free – Coffee, Tea and Popcorn, Food and Soft Drinks Available for Purchase ATM On Site, Lunch Served.

 


 


For the benefit of youth, vets, special kids, police, firefighters and other groups in South Orange County Saddleback Valley communities, Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 is holding its regular Wednesday night Charity Big Bucks Bingo on the following dates:


The Elks are also extremely happy to be back to hosting the popular BINGO night every Wednesday.  BINGO is open to the public, everyone is welcome to have a chance to take home winnings of over $20,000. Doors open at 3pm - Please call the BINGO HOTLINE (949) 899-5753 for more information.



Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444
25092 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 9269


 

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center

 

Coming fall 2021, Fullerton College Art Gallery, CSU Fullerton Department of Visual Arts, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center and the Fullerton Museum Center will unite to host a series of exhibitions featuring artists with ties to the land Fullerton inhabits.  

"Land as Kin" is developed with the intention of creating a positive self-reflection that is inspired by the identity of Southern California native people, including the Tongva Tribe as well as local tribes with shared ancestry, and their relationship to the land. This multi-venue exhibit is produced in partnership with several Fullerton arts and culture institutions to reflect on art, land and indigenous perspectives. 

"The goal of presenting these bodies of work is to capture the color, sound, and feeling of family that reflects the faces of generations of native California tribal people that is compelling and contemporary by elevating everyday objects, photography, paintings, maps, flags, portraits, beadwork, and ceramics in hopes of helping people to see the connection with the land through the unseen," states Muckenthaler curator, Amy Redfeather. 

The artists featured include Gerald Clarke, Katie Dorame, Mercedes Dorame, River Garza, and Tracy Nelson, among others. Each institution's exhibit will open and close at varying dates with programming to accompany the exhibits scheduled throughout the fall.  

Fullerton College - August- December 
Cal State Fullerton - August 23- September 30 
Fullerton Museum Center - October 7- December 9
Muckenthaler Cultural Center - October 28- December 9 


The Gabrielino- Tongva Tribe has been indigenous to the Los Angeles Basin for 7,000 years. This history is well- documented through 2,800 archaeological sites, in State historical records and federal archives, and Catholic church records at San Gabriel Mission and San Fernando Mission.  

The Tongva lived in villages to the north up to Topanga Canyon in Malibu and stretched as far inland as the San Bernardino Mountains. Tongva villages extended south to Laguna Beach including the City of Fullerton, an active trading route and place of gathering for surrounding Tribes.  

The Tongva Tribe was recognized by the state of California in a Joint Resolution in 1994. Using the name given to the Tribe by colonizers, the Joint Resolution states that California "recognizes the Gabrielino-Tongva Nation as the aboriginal tribe of the Los Angeles Basin and takes great pride in recognizing the Indian inhabitants of the Los Angeles Basin and the continued existence of the Indian community." 

Carol Henke, Director of the Fullerton College Gallery said, "Fullerton is bound by city limits, but the indigenous communities that lived on these lands weren't defined by the jagged lines of cities and counties. We want to inspire people to honor the land we occupy as 'relation and not resource', as the Tongva elders taught. 'Land as Kin' is a celebration of local native artists and their artworks addressing their personal relationship to the land." Photo:FilePhoto


 

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, a Japanese cultural destination in the heart of Hollywood, announces the North America debut of its fall exhibition "WAVE – New Currents in Japanese Graphic Arts" on display September 18 – November 28, 2021. Based on the popular art exhibition Wave, held annually at Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo, WAVE presents the rich and varied work of 55 Japanese contemporary artists whose creations for books, magazines, comics, animation, posters, and other media extend far beyond well-known manga and anime styles and represent a diverse and expressive art scene little known outside Japan.

Curated by artists Kintaro Takahashi and Hiro Sugiyama (also featured in the exhibition) – and featuring influential styles of manga/anime, heta-uma, pop art, and photo realism – the JAPAN HOUSE touring exhibition begins in Los Angeles before traveling to Sao Paulo and London, bringing the artwork of many of these artists to an international audience for the first time.

"There is much interest in manga and anime around the world, but there's also an expanding, innovative graphic art scene only known in Japan with many artists that bridge the worlds of illustration, animation, commercial art, and fine art," said Takahashi and Sugiyama. "We are very happy to share this rich and exciting world of Japanese graphic art with the people of Los Angeles and the United States."

The exhibition introduces work by artists ranging from veteran professional illustrators, such as Teruhiko Yumura, Akira Uno, and Keiichi Tanaami, to young artists like Masanori Ushiki, Jenny Kaori, Yusuke Hanai, Jun Oson, and Mayu Yukishita. Styles of the drawings, paintings, and prints vary widely, from Tanaami's vibrant, detailed fantasies, Ayako Ishiguro's Japanese folklore-inspired characters, and Hiroshi Nagai's bright summer landscapes to Yukishita's dark realism and Masaru Shichinohe's haunting portraits.

"Graphic art and illustration have a long history in Japan dating back to twelfth-century painted picture scrolls. This history in detail-oriented graphic art is still a vibrant force in Japanese culture today," said Yuko Kaifu, president, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles. "We're pleased to bring this broad selection of works to an international audience for the first time, to showcase today's Japanese illustrators and graphic artists and to continue to create new inspiration for the artists of tomorrow."

The exhibition will also include related programs to be announced soon. Admission to the exhibition is complimentary. Walk-ins are invited and the gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Location: 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.

 


Electric Company Theatre Lights Up Muckenthaler Cultural Center 



As the performing arts in the U.S. leave the darkness of the pandemic years, two local arts organizations have come together to strike up a partnership: The Electric Company Theatre is now the resident theatre company of the historic Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton. The Electric Company will produce full-length plays, immersive experiences, and an intimate storytelling and concert series on the grounds and in the beautiful 1920s mansion. 

The Electric Company Theatre husband and wife Co-Artistic Directors Callie Prendiville Johnson and Brian Johnson are delighted to call The Muck their new home: "We've produced award-winning plays from Hollywood to Off-Broadway to Tijuana, and we are so excited to create a home base in our actual home of North Orange County," says Callie. Brian adds: "Our passion is creating beautiful stories in unusual places. We can't wait to share stories in unexpected locations within The Muck campus as well as bigger pieces in the amphitheatre." The Muck is famous for its live music events, visual art installations, and community partnerships. "We are thrilled to add live theatre into that mix," says Brian. 

The first full production, The Old Man and the Old Moon, a musical seafaring tale written by PigPen Theatre Company, will premiere on the south lawn of the mansion September 21, 22. A monthly singer-songwriter evening called "We Pick Three" (which ECT produced digitally during the pandemic) will happen in various locations throughout the property. In early 2022, a family-friendly immersive Alice in Wonderland will explore the newly planted garden, and in the summer a repertory performance of Shakespeare in Love and Romeo and Juliet will be performed on the amphitheater stage. Closing out the season will be the musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. Looking ahead, ECT will write and produce an original immersive play to celebrate The Muck Centennial in 2025.

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, known affectionately as The Muck, is located at 1201 West Malvern Avenue, Fullerton, California 92833.

 



 

The Senior Center in Central Park is proud to announce a new exciting resource fair and festival celebrating aging! Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We look forward to seeing smiles once again!

Together Again will feature senior service providers, as well as groups and organizations making a difference in our community. Representatives from the City including the Library, Police and Fire Departments as well as cultural groups will bring a wide range of diversity to the Senior Center in Central Park. Special presentations will be held in the Center.

Together Again will give us a chance to reconnect with old friends and learn about new resources and opportunities for growth. It is also a time to celebrate the Center's Fifth Anniversary. Since opening in 2016, over 10,000 people have come through the doors, making the Center a showcase for Southern California.

We continue to celebrate our long time partnership with the Huntington Beach Council on Aging, which has allowed the Center to remain a leader in Senior Services. The continued funding of direct services, including care management, allow a significant number of seniors to age in place and maintain their independence.

We miss you! Please join us for Together Again on September 25! Sponsorships range from $400 to $5,000 and are selling out fast. Contact Randy Pesqueira, rpesqueira@surfcity-hb.org / 714-536-5543 for reservations and information.


 

If you've attended our event in the past, you know that we're not your typical airshow. Our spectacle-scale event features so much more than that, and it was time to add these unique elements into our event name and brand.

So without further ado, meet: Pacific Airshow.

Our new name signifies all the things airshows are typically known for, but with our own signature twist. Pacific Airshow is REDEFINING THE AIRSHOW EXPERIENCE by combining the best of pop-culture, technology and awe-inspiring feats of aviation – all over Southern California's most iconic beachfront destination, Huntington Beach, CA. Our new look brings this all to life, while also representing the bold, vibrant lifestyle that embodies SoCal.

Although we're dropping "The Great" from our name, you can still expect all the great things our event has delivered in the past – plus much more! We have so many exciting things on deck for Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach this year, and we can't wait to share them with you.

Until then, mark your calendars for October 1-3, 2021, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for important event updates (and to see our new brand come to life)!

 


 

 

The World Premiere of the original musical, Bright Blue Sky received such a remarkable reception that, by popular demand, the Rose Center Theater is excited to announce an ENCORE PRESENTATION of BRIGHT BLUE SKY on Friday October 1, 2021 at 7:30 PM. 

With Lyrics by Emmy Nominated Producer Vincent Aniceto, and Music by Managing & Artistic Director of the Rose Center Theater Tim Nelson, Bright Blue Sky is a touching, heartfelt, musical drama about an everyday group of people in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. We hope you'll join us to experience first hand, this story of hope, humanity, loss, and love.

Presented indoors and on stage at the Rose Center Theater, this Event will be in accordance with health and safety guidelines put forth by the County of Orange. Due to social distancing guidelines, capacity for this Event will be limited, and advanced ticket purchase required. 

Rose Center Theater & TNT Productions proudly presents
BRIGHT BLUE SKY

Location: 
Rose Center Theater
14140 All American Way
Westminster, Ca 92683

Encore Performance:
Friday October 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. PDT

Tickets:
Tickets are on sale now and start at $12.00
Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.rosecentertheater.com/tickets. More information at www.rosecentertheater.com.


 

To find a Hug & Groom Event and get your ticket, go to FreeReinFoundation.eventbrite.com 

Once there, you’ll be able to choose the Hug & Groom date, register all who will attend, and then download your ticket immediately. We’ll also email you a copy. Check your inbox for an email from Eventbrite with a link to your ticket.

Please make sure to plan ahead and check your email the day before your event for Covid-19 protocols, as requirements vary due to state and county requirements. Plus, this is an outdoor activity that takes place in a dusty pasture with horses--so dress comfortably.

We hope to see you exploring Hug & Groom, Sunday, October 3, 2021


 

Gem Faire, the Largest Jewelry & Bead Show in Southern CA, returns to the OC Fair & Event Center October 8-10, 2021.  The venue is located at 88 Fair Dr., in Costa Mesa.  Hours are Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, and Sun. 10am-5pm.  The event is open to the public.  Admission of $7 is valid for the entire weekend.  Gem Faire is following CDC & local public health authority guidance.

Explore the largest selection of fine jewelry, crystals, gemstones, beads, minerals, fossils and much more, from over 100 exhibitors.  Take advantage of buying direct from the importers and wholesalers.  From loose gemstones, raw minerals and millions of bead strands, to finished jewelry, fashion accessories, supplies and tools, find them all under one roof.  Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing service is available while you shop.

Mark your calendar!  Gem Faire will be in Costa Mesa for three days only.  Buy quality gems, jewelry and beading supplies directly from the source right in your town only at Gem Faire.  For more information, visit www.gemfaire.com or contact Gem Faire, Inc. at (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.


 

The Seal Beach Classic Car Show is rounding the corner on 33-years.  Well, 34-really, but COVID stole the 2020 event from us.  But it’s still going strong.

Because thousands of Southern California car lovers, families, singles, and kiddos make their way to Main Street each year.

It’s hosted by the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce.  And a variety of cars are always on display.  But if you want to display your car you need to register early because the spaces sell out.

Plus local businesses, organizations, and students all pitch in to make the event a success.  So between the common threads of cars and local engagement, it’s on everyone’s to-do list.

Seal Beach Classic Car Show

Date: Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Show start: 9 AM (cars line-up @ 7 AM)
Show end: 3 PM
Location: Main Street, Seal Beach, California
Spectator Admission: Free


 


 

Join the Costa Mesa Parks and Community Services Department’s Scarecrow Festival. Enter your best scarecrow for a chance for the public to vote for the coveted “People’s Choice” award.

Registration is free and due by October 1. Activities include kid’s costume contest, face painting, a pumpkin decorating, trick or treat stations, Mobile Recreation and food trucks.

The event will be held at Lions Park Event Lawn (1845 Park Ave.) on Saturday, October 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To register, or for or up-to-date program and event information visit www.costamesaca.gov/scarecrow or call (714) 754-5300.


 


 

After an unexpected and difficult year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress (BGCGAC) are happy to announce their annual Gala is set to take place at Disney’s Grand California Hotel on October 23, 2021, starting at 6:00 PM. This year’s theme is Unmasking Great Futures, so don’t forget to bring your best masquerade mask and ballroom attire!

Last year after facing an unforeseeable year, the BGCGAC’s Clubhouses doubled their hours of operation and provided full-day, in-person academic support, and enrichment activities for hundreds of local youth. In addition, Clubhouses also offered a Virtual Clubhouse experience for children and teens who were unable to join in-person programming. Throughout the midst of the pandemic and government shutdown, BGCGAC reassessed their communities’ needs and provided supportive services for thousands of families. Within a few weeks of government shutdown, the Clubhouses planned and executed food drives that have provided over 100,000 meals to hungry families. BGCGAC also provided access to counseling services for adults and children. Although the pandemic caught everyone by surprise, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress continued to do WHATEVER IT TOOK to help those who need them most.

The Masquerade Gala is a perfect opportunity to have fun and donate to a great cause! The Gala’s theme is Unmasking Great Futures, and guest are strongly encouraged to dress in their best ballroom attire accompanied with a Masquerade mask; since, there will be a costume contest at the end of the night! In addition to experiencing an unforgettable night, there will also be great food, an amazing atmosphere, and a fundraising auction. All profits made will go directly to supporting members of the Boys and Girls Clubhouses throughout Anaheim and Cypress. These funds will help to provide families with free and low-cost summer and afterschool activities for children and teens.

This year’s event will be hosted by no other than our very own Orange County native, Henry DiCarlo. Mr. DiCarlo is an AMS meteorologist and sportscaster for the KTLA 5 Morning News from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. He earned his meteorology degree from Mississippi State University and has a communications degree from California State University, Fullerton. Prior to working at KTLA in 2010, Henry spent eight years at KCBS/KCAL in Los Angeles.

The Crown sponsors for this year’s Gala are Extron and The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon, located in Anaheim. Mr. Andrew Edwards, owner of Extron and The Ranch Restaurant, has been a long-time supporter of the Clubs. The Ranch Restaurant is located inside of Extron’s corporate headquarters on Ball Road. Its spacious layout makes for a great place to host private banquets or a perfect spot to try out delicious food in a comfortable setting! We are incredibly honored to be working with Extron & The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon.

Join the us at this years Masquerade Gala for an unforgettable night and to make an impact in your community!

To attend or sponsor the event go to: www.theboysandgirlsclubs.org/masqueradegala.
We hope to see you there!


  Huntington Beach News


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