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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019; 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:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019; Starts 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019; Starts 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019; Starts 6:00 p.m.

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


Have you ever had a sense that bright lights might be disrupting the life in your garden at night?  Turns out you were right. The speaker for the Southern California Horticultural Society's November meeting will be Dr. Travis Longcore, an Associate Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, who has been instrumental in the development of the field of study assessing the effects of light pollution on species and habitats.

Dr. Longcore will share some of the fascinating responses of plants and animals to natural patterns of darkness and illustrate the importance of dark nights to plants, their pollinators, and even their predators. He will also provide advice for reducing the effects of landscape lighting that can be applied in gardens and beyond.

In addition to his work at UCLA, Dr. Longcore is also affiliated with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, works as Science Director of The Urban Wildlands Group, an L.A.-based conservation nonprofit, and acts as an independent ecological design and environmental policy consultant. He is co-editor of the book Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting, which provides a scientific basis to begin addressing the challenge of conserving the nighttime environment. You can learn more about Dr. Longcore’s work on his website at

Please join us for this unique presentation on a topic that is new to the SCHS, but also a relevant and timely one for urban gardeners. We look forward to learning how each of us can reduce the impact of night lighting.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Drive,  Los Angeles, CA 90027

Socializing: 7:00 pm
Meeting begins: 7:30 pm
Members & Students:  Free  /  Guests:  $5.






Just in time for holiday shopping!  Gem Faire, the Largest Jewelry & Bead Show in Southern CA, returns to Costa Mesa December 6-8, 2019 at OC Fair & Event Center, 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.

Explore the unique and amazing variety of holiday gifts that fit every budget.  Nearly 200 exhibitors from all over the world will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, minerals, fashion accessories, and much more.  Take advantage of buying direct from the importers and wholesalers.  From loose gemstones, raw minerals and millions of bead strands, to finished jewelry, supplies and tools, find them all under one roof.  Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing service is available while you shop.  Free door prize drawings are conducted every hour throughout the weekend.

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 or contact Gem Faire, Inc. at (503) 252-8300 or email:



The OC Taco Festival in Costa Mesa on December 7th with the wildly popular homage to tacos offers the bargain-of-a-century with $3 tacos in a wide variety of options, including the traditional chicken, beef and pork and anything-goes tacos from a plethora of local taco makers.

The OC Taco Festival celebrates a universal love of tacos and taco culture wrapped in a lively festival that refuses to take itself seriously. Fans can vote for their favorite taco, compete in the Tiny Taco Dog Beauty Pageant, Hot Chili Pepper Contest,  and enjoy Lucha Libre wrestling! One thing is certain: fans are united in their love of tacos. 

Enjoy The TACO FESTIVAL! General admission tickets are $15 online in advance only; $20 day of show.  Primo tickets are $65 online in advance only which includes #10 tokens and one-hour early entry.  Primo tickets are $75 day of show.  Children 12 and under are free.  Time: 12-4pm Address: 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA.


Sounds of the Season
December 12 & 13, 2019
7:00 PM

Historic Huntington Beach Union High School District Auditorium

Tickets are $22 for general admission at

Long description: HO! HO! HO! Plan to spend a little time away from the modern-day holiday grind as the APA Orchestra Department presents their annual celebration of winter-holiday cheer. In addition to the festive sounds of the APA Orchestra, the evening will feature special guest performances by APA's Musical Theatre Department, Music Media and Entertainment Technology Department (MMET), Surf City Singers, and the Huntington Beach High School Band and Color Guard. We may not have snow and mistletoe, but there will be plenty of joy in this holiday show. Come start a new family tradition with your musical friends at APA!


Holiday Inn, Victorville, CA

Tickets are $50/each or $95.00/per couple

Call 760-240-3330



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