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, August 16, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017; 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, August 16, 2017; Starts 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017; Starts 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017; Starts 6:00 p.m.


Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444
25092 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

 


 

Join us at the Sports Complex on Saturday, August 19th from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the 1st Annual Surf City Street Skate! The event is fun for the whole family, and will include novice and intermediate/advanced Open Skate areas, novice, and intermediate/advanced S.K.A.T.E Tournaments, a bounce house, and more! Prizes will be awarded to the first place winners of each S.K.A.T.E Tournament division. T

here is a $5 registration fee to participate in an Open Skate session and/or the S.K.A.T.E Tournament. Skaters are advised to show up 15 minutes before their Open Skate session and/or S.K.A.T.E Tournament time. Skaters must bring their own skateboard, helmet, knee and elbow pads.

Space is limited, so please register in advance on hbsands.org at the City Gym & Pool or Murdy Community Center. A waiver (available at the City Gym & Pool and Murdy Community Center) must be signed by a parent prior to the event.


 

People have gone PLUM CRAZY at OLD WORLD!!!!

History of the Plum Fest

by Cyndie Kasko

Honoring our Grandmother, Elly Schwarzer who would bake this delicious “Pflaumenkuchen” (Plum Cake) for my Mother, Dolores’s birthday each year. Elly baked her last plum cake when she was 100 years old.  She lived to be 103 ½ and resided here at the OLD WORLD VILLAGE. Our mother had an August Birthday and during August is when these special plums are ripe. When Dolores was 5 years old, she and her mother Elly went on holiday to Germany in 1939. The most shocking news came that World War 11 started and due to Elly’s German Citizenship, she was no allowed to leave the country and certainly wasn’t going to allow her then 5 year old daughter to cross the Atlantic with her. So hence, they were stuck in war stricken country for 9 years until the war ended. The bombings became so bad in the area where they were living that Elly had to send her Dolores to a “kinderheim” for 6-months.

My mother Dolores was so saddened to know that she would not see her beloved mother for her birthday. Due to inflation the cost of plums were so outrageous, however Elly managed to save money and buy enough plums to bake her girl a PLUM CAKE. Since mom was an American Citizen, they made friends with some of the American soldiers and Elly met someone that was going to the city where my mother was staying for 6-months and hand delivered the Plum Cake to my mom. As you can imagine that was the BEST plum cake my mother ever ate and always talked about this special birthday.  When they were reunited, my grandmother said she would always bake Plum Cake for her birthday, no matter what.

 
The Italian Plums are seasonable and harvested in August.  When that plum cake came out of her oven, baked with yeast dough and plenty of plums on top, friends and neighbors would come by and enjoy this baked delight.  When Elly could not bake anymore, Mom said “OH NO, Who is going to bake my plum cake for my birthday now?” So we gave our bakers at the Old World Euro Bakery the recipe and we make it each and every year. My Mother Dolores (1st Lady of Old World Village) now has also passed away in 2015 and my family and I are forever thankful that this festival exists honoring our Grandmother Elly and our Mother Dolores.

We thought if Garden Grove can have a Strawberry Festival, why can’t Huntington Beach start a Plum Fest?  So we did, we asked our Bakery to make the special Plum cake,  we also make a Plum Strudel, flamed Plum Crepes, German donuts filled with Plum jam, made by our own bakery team. We of course also serve Chicken, Brats, Hamburgers, etc., around this eatery we strike up the band, who will get your toes a tapping, we invite a folk dance group, and for the kids we have a bouncy house and game booths.  For all we provide a good time.

 


 

Help us honor all our military and community heroes at the 2nd Annual Honor Our Heroes Golf Tournament will be a great gathering of public, community and military supporting those who have given so much. We will have current and past injured veterans, Patriots Honor staff and board available for interviews and photo opportunities. We ask for your support in spreading the word.

The event will be held at the beautiful Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on August 21, 2017. Check in begins at 9AM and golfers can practice at the driving range before we present colors at 10:45AM with a Shotgun start will begin play at 11AM. Cost is $200 per player and includes a gift bag, gourmet breakfast and lunch box, and awards banquet following play.  Come out to meet current and past injured veteran recipients and hear more about how Patriots Honor is helping those who gave by giving back more, like Jordan Stevenson, 2017 Patriots Honor recipient.

On his first deployment to Afghanistan in December 2016, Jordan Stevenson sustained a gunshot wound to his head and spent the next month in a medically induced coma and the next year learning to walk and talk again. His injury left him with a severe TBI, his entire right side completely paralyzed and the eventual amputation of his right ankle.

With your support Patriots Honor hopes to help Jordan and many other injured veterans reintegrate into a new normal and realize their dreams. Now in our 5th year, Patriots Honor is proud to be a 100% volunteer organization of military helping military. To learn more visit www.patriotshonor.org, or call us at 855.4VALOUR.


 

Gem Faire, the Largest Jewelry & Bead Show in Southern CA, returns to Costa Mesa August 25-27, 2017 at OC Fair & Event Center (88 Fair Dr., 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.

Nearly 200 jewelry and gem dealers from all over the world will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, minerals, pearls 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 prizes, drawing every hour.

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 info@gemfaire.com.


 

Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City's "Party In The Park" will be held August 25-27, 2017 at Veterans Park located at 4117 Overland Avenue.  The popular Culver City event features carnival rides and games, live performances, over 100 booths spotlighting local organizations as well as featuring artisan wares and other vendors, a petting zoo and pony rides, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and a food court, and other special events.  Fiesta La Ballona is bicycle-friendly and strives to be a zero waste event. Admission is free to this spectacular end-of-summer festival.  Fiesta La Ballona is part of the City of Culver City's centennial celebration this year.

Last year, Fiesta attracted more than 30,000 visitors over the course of the weekend.  Fiesta La Ballona began as a weeklong celebration of the region's early settlers and has evolved into a three-day festival that kicks off the afternoon of Friday, August 25th and closes down Sunday night, August 27th.   

The event is named after the La Ballona Creek, an 8.8-mile waterway that flows through Culver City.  Fiesta hours are 4:30pm to 10:00pm (carnival rides start at 6:00pm) on Friday, August 25; 11:00am to 10:00pm on Saturday, August 26; and 11:00am to 9:00pm on Sunday, August 27. The City of Culver City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Fiesta La Ballona Committee organize and produce Fiesta with the support from scores of volunteers. 

 A variety of local sponsors also help fund and support Fiesta.  Information on unique and tailored sponsorship opportunities is available by contacting fiesta.laballona@culvercity.org or 310-253-6667.  To learn more about Fiesta La Ballona or to sign up to be a volunteer, visit the website at www.fiestalaballona.org  You can also find Fiesta La Ballona on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram #FLB2017.

Culver City is a five-square-mile, urban community of 39,000 residents surrounded by the City of Los Angeles is and centrally located on the Westside near Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles International Airport. Culver City is particularly known for its well-run public school system, "small town" charm, growing high-tech and creative economies, and a dynamic downtown that is regionally known as a destination for restaurants, live theatre, and art galleries.


 


 


 

The fourth annual “Bubbles & Brunch to End MS,” hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will feature Ronda Giangreco of California who turned her MS diagnosis into a year-long Italian dinner party.

“Bubbles and Brunch to End MS” sponsored by Biogen will be held at the Island Hotel Newport Beach (690 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660)  

Giangreco, the event’s keynote speaker, faced her diagnosis in 2010 by creating fifty-two Italian dinners and filling her life with love, laughter, and a whole lot of pasta! Ronda encourages others to live wholeheartedly despite their challenges.

More than 300 people are expected to attend the fundraiser which is known for its signature complimentary champagne reception and premier silent auction. Following the reception, guests will enjoy a three-course brunch while listening to inspirational speakers about life with MS and MS breakthroughs.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Pacific South Coast Chapter’s “Bubbles & Brunch to End MS”                   

Registration and reception open at 11 a.m.
Reception ends and Grand Ballroom doors open at 12:15 p.m.
Brunch served and event program begins at 12:30 p.m.
Event adjourns at 2 p.m.
                                       
Seats are limited to 350 guests. Tickets are $100 each; tables start at $1,000 and can be purchased at bubblesandbrunch.org or by calling (800) 486-6762.

For more information about the Society and MS go to: www.nationalmssociety.org


 


 


 


 

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) returns for its final season, with its premiere performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, Sunday, September 17, 7pm at the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach.  Tickets are now on sale online at www.musical.org, by visiting the MTW West Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Advance general admission tickets for each performance are $27.  Seating is general admission with early admission for season subscribers.  Season subscriptions for all five Reiner Staged Reading Series performances are available for $140.  This season's lineup includes Once Upon a Mattress (Sunday, November 17, 2017), Louisiana Purchase (Sunday, February 11, 2018), Do Re Mi (Sunday, June 3, 2018), and The Most Happy Fella (Sunday, August 19, 2018).  

The Reiner Staged Reading Series' performances bring to the stage some of Broadway's classics and forgotten gems, presented concert-style.  Using minimal sets and costumes, but featuring the full script and score, the Reiner Staged Reading Series is a perfect way to celebrate the whole spectrum of musical theatre, while discovering some new favorite songs and shows. The shows are performed in their entirety with the scores performed by a live orchestra.  

 Pipe Dream, Rodgers & Hammerstein's seventh project together, premiered in 1955.  A musical adaptation of John Steinbeck's novels Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday, the show was unsuccessful, but provided a score true to the heart of the dynamic musical team.  Set in Monterey, California, the drifters and the dropouts of Cannery Row spring to life in an uncommon story of love and hope.  When Suzy, a homeless girl is picked up for stealing food, she is taken in by Fauna, a big-hearted madam.  While working in her establishment, known as the Bear Flag Café, she meets Doc, a carefree marine biologist and soon romance is in the air.  The show illuminates the stories of these two outcasts who, although seamy and degraded, are infinitely capable of the same needs and emotions as those who are more fortunate in life.   The performance offers audiences to hear one of the rarely performed scores by Rodgers and Hammerstein, including the hidden gems "All at Once You Love Her," "The Happiest House on the Block" and "A Lopsided Bus." 

 Broadway veteran Mary Gordon Murray stars as Fauna, the madam of the Bear Flag "Café."  The Tony nominated "Best Actress," for her role as Belle in Little Me, also starred in the Broadway productions of Hands on a Hardbody , Into the Woods, Coastal Disturbances, Grease, Play Me a Country Song, I Love My Wife and The Robber Bridegroom.  Off Broadway she was in the original casts of The Spitfire Grill, A...My Name is Alice and The Knife, written and directed by David Hare.  She has worked extensively in television, portraying Laura Bush in DC: 9/11 for Showtime and spent many years as Becky on One Life to Live. Closer to home, MTW audiences will recognize Murray from her recent ole as Mother Superior in Sister Act, Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady, and as Vera in the Reiner Readers Series production of Pal Joey. Pipeline is under the direction of Lewis Wilkenfeld (MTW's Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Musical Theatre Guild's  It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman).  Ryan O'Connell (MTW's Mary Poppins and Off-Broadway's Ernest Shackleton Loves Me) serves as musical director.


 


 

Musical Theatre West celebrates its 65th Anniversary season with an outstanding line-up of classic and contemporary Broadway masterpieces.   The season opens with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning production In the Heights (October 20 – November 5, 2017); the holiday classic White Christmas  (December 1-10, 2017); followed by Frank Loesser's "Best Musical" Guys & Dolls (February 16 – March 4, 2018); George and Ira Gershwin's hilarious screwball musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It (April 6 – April 22, 2018); and the patriot new musical about the life and times of George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (July 6 – July 22, 2018).   Season subscription tickets are now on sale to the public, offering theatre-lovers the best seats.  Season ticket prices range from $80 - $260 for all five shows.  To order, call (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, or go to the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.


MUSICAL THEATRE WEST CELEBRATES 65th ANNIVERSARY

The 2017-2018 season marks the 65th anniversary of Southern California's premiere musical theatre company.  Since its inception as the Whittier Civic Light Opera in 1952, the company originally produced two shows a year for just two days each.   Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the group remained an all-volunteer effort, producing one show a year, moving to La Mirada in 1977 where it produced its full season of shows. During the 1980s and 1990s, the company added professional talent and produced regional premieres and even a world premiere.  

In 1993 the organization officially changed to Musical Theatre West, which was followed by the move to the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach in 1997.  This season marks the  20th anniversary of MTW's partnership with the Long Beach landmark theater.  The company quickly became the largest arts producer in the Long Beach area, and has continued to present world and west-coast premieres, with some of Broadway's and televisions greatest performers, from Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera),  Andrea McArdle (Annie), and Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast), to Sally Struthers, Adrian Zmed, and Carol Lawrence, to name a few. 

IN THE HEIGHTS

October 20 – November 5, 2017

Music: Lin-Manuel Miranda                      

Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes

Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

Before there was Hamilton, there was Lin-Manuel Miranda's cutting edge musical masterpiece In the Heights.  The winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for "Best Musical," "Best Score," "Best Choreography" and "Best Orchestrations," In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights.  A young storeowner watches the joys and heartbreaks of his tight-knit neighborhood as they pass through his bodega, and experience the hopes, dreams and pressures of life, discovering where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

 

IRVING BERLIN'S

WHITE CHRISTMAS

December 1 – 10, 2017  

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Film written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank

Book by David Ives and Paul Blake

 

This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list!  Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, and top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and you have Irving Berlin's White Christmas   Based on the beloved film, the stage production features 17 of Irving Berlin's classics, from "Blue Skies" to "I Love a Piano" and the perennial classic "White Christmas."  Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song and dance following WWII.  After meeting a stunning sister act, they follow the girls and their hearts to a magical Vermont Inn, owned by their old Army commander.   Will spirit of the holidays bring together families old and new?

 

GUYS & DOLLS

February 16 – March 4, 2018

Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Based on short stories by Damon Runyon

 

New York's most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, is desperate for funds to secure a venue for his illicit gambling enterprise, so he wagers the perfect bet against high roller Sky Masterson:  he must convince missionary Sarah Brown to have dinner with him in Havana, Cuba.  While gambling with Sky's moves, Nathan must deal with his own situation - his 14-year fiancée, Adelaide, who's tired of waiting for a wedding. With money and hearts at stake in this game, there's no telling how the dice will land.   Featuring  Frank Loesser's spirited score, including "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," Guys & Dolls is a sure bet for MTW audiences.

 

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT    

April 6-April 27, 2018

Playwright: Joe DiPietro

Composer: George Gershwin

Lyricist: Ira Gershwin

Adapted from: Oh, Kay! and  based on material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse

 

The hilarious song-and-dance Broadway spectacular pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of elegant socialites and boorish bootleggers, all to the music of the Gershwins' glorious score.  Charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter meets rough female bootlegger BillieBendix on the weekend of his wedding to Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer.  Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol the basement of Jimmy's Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be, and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, screwball shenanigans ensue, with hijinks galore!  Featuring such Gershwin masterpieces as   "Someone to Watch Over Me." "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," and "I've Got a Crush on You," Nice Work if You Can Get It delivers the goods!

 

 

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 

July 6 – July 22, 2018 Music and Lyrics by George M. Cohen

Additional Music and Lyrics by Albert Evans

Book by David Armstrong

 

"Yankee Doodle Dandy," "You're a Grand Old Flag," "Over There," and "Give My Regards to Broadway" are only a few of the timeless classics by George M. Cohan.  The quintessential songwriter, singer, showman and producer who paved the way for Broadway musical, Cohan's signature patriotic music and musical spectacle, brought audiences to their feet.  Filled with show-stopping production numbers, lighting tap moves, and spirited music, Yankee Doodle Dandy brings to the forefront the story of the man who became the heart and soul of American music.  Set against the colorful backdrop of Old Broadway, this story highlights the brash, colorful, cocky, charismatic and uncompromising man , from his humble beginnings with his hard-knock days with his family on the vaudeville circuit to his reign as the star-spangled 'King of Broadway.'   Cohan's life was a roller coaster ride of professional highs and lows and personal triumphs and heartbreak.   Featuring 25 songs, including some new music and adaptations of the classics, Yankee Doodle Dandy will have you humming your way home!



 

You're Invited!
Friday, November 3, 2017
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Doors open at 6:00pm

You have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a homeless child.
Be the one to make that change!

Tickets $150.00 per person

Sponsorships starting at $500.00

Dinner | Silent Auction | Live Auction | Raffle

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Please contact Colette O'Connell at 714-596-1380 or email coconnell@healinghomelessness.org with any questions.


 

The Walk to End Epilepsy returns to Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 8 AM – 12 PM. Nearly 6,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event to raise awareness and funds for care, advocacy, research and education. 

 The Walk will feature a non-competitive 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Stroll, family friendly activities such as a Pop-up Village for children, epilepsy information booths, arts/crafts booths; a photo booth; Wishing Wall interactive art piece; Stage performances and an awards presentation.  The Walk to End Epilepsy will also feature community booths, a marketplace, food truck vendors and musical performances.

 Tickets: Registration is $25 per person 2 years and older: Online Pre-Registration  (closes noon Friday, November 3, 2017). Tickets are also available the day of the event.  

 For additional information visit HTTP://www.WalktoEndEpilepsy.org.


 

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will host its second annual Golf Classic in southern California on Friday, November 17th at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, California. This year's field will once again bring out some of the biggest names in basketball including this year's host, Los Angeles Lakers legend and Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 1980 enshrinee, Jerry West.

The Golf Classic will feature Basketball Hall of Famers and basketball celebrities with one represented with each golf foursome. Hall of Famers scheduled to participate include Rick Barry, Elgin Baylor, Van Chancellor, Teresa Edwards, Spencer Haywood, Bernard King, Billie Moore, Gary Payton, Ralph Sampson, Jamaal Wilkes, Gary Williams and more. Many other sports legends will also be on hand. Guests will be treated to a special welcome breakfast, as well as a cocktail reception and dinner to close out the day's events.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, as well as the Orange County Ronald McDonald House. In conjunction with the Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic, legendary players will visit the Ronald McDonald House to engage with the families residing there and bring a dose of fun and excitement.

"We are very pleased to be returning to beautiful southern California for the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic," said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "This exceptional charity event allows us to raise funds for our annual initiatives surrounding the game we love, but more importantly, it will allow us to partner with the Orange County Ronald McDonald House and contribute to the tremendous work they are doing in the local community."

"The Orange County Ronald McDonald House is ecstatic to partner with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame! The Basketball Hall of Fame is known for honoring and celebrating basketball's greatest moments and people and the Ronald McDonald House mirrors a similar practice," said Noel Burcelis, Executive Director Orange County Ronald McDonald House. "Our charity recognizes just how valuable moments are between a parent and a seriously ill child and our work focuses on keeping families close during trying times. The members inducted to the Hall of Fame exemplify character traits such as: commitment, dedication and heart, which our charity so often witnesses in the families we serve. This truly is a coming together of two great organizations."

The Basketball Hall of Fame will use funds generated by the charity golf event to support youth initiatives, educational platforms, artifact and exhibit preservation, and the overall growth and awareness of the sport of basketball. The Orange County Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms will use the resources generated to provide a comforting "home away from home" for the families of seriously ill children receiving treatment in Orange County hospitals. 

The site of the Golf Classic, Monarch Beach Resort, is an iconic Orange County property that exemplifies the best of resort life with luxurious accommodations, exquisite cuisine and premium spa and recreational facilities. The Monarch Beach Golf Links was designed by legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and offers unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean.

A limited number of golf foursomes are available, as well as sponsorship opportunities. Each foursome will include a fifth golfer – a Basketball Hall of Famer or basketball personality. For more information on golf foursomes and partnership opportunities, call 413.231.5540.



 

Ongoing events

Many of our local non-profit organizations, services organizations and self-help groups hold regularly sponsored meetings throughout the year. To view our list, just click the button on the left.

 

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