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, March, 22, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March, 29, 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, March 22, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.



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


 

The Cypress College Theater Arts Department will open the spring semester with Follies, by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman, as part of the campus-wide 50th anniversary celebration.

The setting:  1971, in the time-torn Weismann Theater in New York City.  On the eve of the theater’s demolition, producer Dimitri Weismann invites back the showgirls from his long-closed Weismann Follies for their first – and last – reunion.  As the night progresses, dust is shaken off of old songs and routines, as well as old wounds.

“Much like Fullerton College celebrated their centennial with Ragtime, I wanted to produce a piece that honored years past, as well as the present,” said director Jim Hormel.  In keeping with this sentiment, cast is comprised of department alumni in many of the older roles, as well as current Cypress College students in the younger roles.  Follies was also the inaugural show of the 590-seat Campus Theater, which opened in the fall of 1976.

Follies opens March 24th and runs two weekends, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, and Sundays at 4PM. Saturday, April 1st will feature a cocktail gala following the performance. 

The Cypress College Campus Theater is located at 9200 Valley View St., Cypress, CA, 90630, adjacent to Lakeshore Drive.

Friday March 24, 31 @ 8PM
Saturday March 25, April 1 @ 8PM
Sunday March 26, April 2 @ 4PM

Tickets can be purchased here:  www.cypresscollegetheateranddance.com

For the latest news and more information about the department, please visit the Cypress College Theater and Dance Department’s official Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/cypresscollegetheater/


 

Musical Theatre West presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical masterpiece Carousel March 24 - April 9 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. Voted "the greatest musical of the twentieth century" by TIME magazine, Carousel explores the timeless message of message of love, hope, forgiveness, and redemption. A dazzling spectacle of music, dance, and spirit, MTW's production features a full orchestra, performing some of the most powerful music ever written for the stage, including the immortal "You'll Never Walk Alone," "If I Loved You" and the joyful "June Is Bustin' Out All Over." Tickets are now on sale by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, online at www.musical.org, or at the MTW Ticket Office. Tickets start at $20.

Carnival barker Billy Bigelow (Doug Carpenter) captivates and marries naïve millworker Julie Jordan (Amanda Leigh Jerry), but all too soon they fall on hard times and unbearable loss. Yet the power of love perseveres. The spiritually uplifting story of one man's redemption and the tragedy of feelings left unspoken, Carousel, is the second musical by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics). The 1945 work was adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom, and is acknowledged as Richard Rodgers' favorite of all his musicals.

Doug Carpenter (Billy Bigelow) was most recently seen on Broadway as Nick in Beautiful, and in the National Tour of Dirty Dancing. Other credits include Lt. Cable in South Pacific (Papermill Playhouse); Joey in The Most Happy Fella (Goodspeed, Dallas Lyric); Lancelot in Camelot (Pasadena Playhouse); Curly in Oklahoma (Penn Shakes, FCLO); Tony in West Side Story (FCLO); and Mr. Darcy in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (NYMF), Carpenter was recognized by the LADCC his role as Skip in Life Could Be a Dream, which he also performed at the New York Music Festival.

A graduate of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, Amanda Leigh Jerry (Julie Jordan) earned accolades for her Off-Broadway performance in Gertrude Stein: SAINTS! Television audiences will remember her as Dara Gurman in the MTV series Sweet/Vicious on MTV. Her portrayal of Julie Jordan marks her debut with MTW.

Sarah Uriarte Berry (Nettie) made her Broadway debut as Eponine in Les Misérables in 1993, and returned to the role in 1997. Berry also stared on Broadway as Belle in Beauty and the Beast in 1995 and again in 2006 and created the role of Franca in The Light in the Piazza in 2005, for which she was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as "Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical." Additional credits include the title role in Cinderella alongside Eartha Kitt for the New York City Opera; the national tours of Sunset Boulevard as Betty Schaefer alongside Petula Clark, and Carousel, in which she portrayed Julie Jordan. Her regional theatre credits include A Little Night Music as Anne at the Kennedy Center, The Sound of Music at the Helen Hayes Theatre Company, Thoroughly Modern Millie at the LaJolla Playhouse, and starring as Sharon in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Master Class.

Jeff Skowron (Jigger) was last seen at MTW as Edward Bloom in Big Fish, and was recently seen on the big screen, costarring as Dorfman opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Kathy Bates in Bad Santa 2. His Broadway credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Grinch), The Lion King (Ed/Timon/Zazu), Beauty and the Beast (Lefou), High Society (Stanley), Enron (Trader), and the workshop of The Boy from Oz (Chris Bell, opposite Hugh Jackman). Southern California audiences enjoyed his Ovation Award-winning performance as Leo Frank in Parade as well as his numerous Ovation Award-nominated performances as Leo Bloom in The Producers; Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice; and Thenardier in Les Miserables, and his turn as the Baker in The Wallis Annenberg production of Into the Woods, for which he was nominated for an LA Drama Critics Circle Award.

Rounding out the cast is Amanda Hootman as Carrie, Justin Cowden as Enoch Snow, Kevin McMahon as the Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon, Erica Hanrahan-Ball as Mrs. Mullin, Sean Smith as David Bascombe, and 10th grader Allyson San Roman as Louise (see Calendar Listing for full cast).

The original production of Carousel arrived on Broadway in 1945 (prior to the existence of the Tony Awards), and earned the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for "Best Musical" and the Donaldson Awards for "Best Play" "Best Book, Lyric, and Score;" "Best Choreography" for Agnes DeMille and numerous other honors. In 1957, the first revival arrived on Broadway, followed by productions in 1992 in London (winning the four Olivier Awards including "Best Revival"). The triumphant return to Broadway in 1994 starring Audra McDonald earned five Tony Awards, including "Best Revival of a Musical;" three Drama Desk Awards and two Theatre World Awards.

MTW's production of Carousel is under the direction of Joe Langworth and musical direction of Dennis Castellano, with choreography by Daniel Smith. The show is made possible by the generosity of Season Honorary Producers Ackerman Family/Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation, Ken & Dottie Reiner, Don & Marlene Temple, and Kathy Baker Campbell and KC Wilson; Associate Producers Dr. David Federick& Jasmine P. Calzada, George and Gloria Deukmejian,and Joan Wells; and Honorary Producers Lynn and Frank Wagner. MTW's youth outreach programs are supported by The Education and Outreach Sponsors The Arts Council for Long Beach and The Don Knabe Fund for Artistic Excellence; and Youth Performance Underwriters include Don Black & Judy McNulty Black, Dr. Ronald& Sylvia Hartman, Stan Cohen, and Dr. Myron Bloom. Paul Garman serves as Musical Theatre West's Executive Director and Producer. Carousel is presented through special arrangement with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center - 6200 E. Atherton, Long Beach, 90815

Friday, March 24, 8:00pm Preview
Saturday, March 25, 8:00pm Opening Night
Sunday, March 26, 1:00pm
Friday, March 31, 8:00pm
Saturday, April 1 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 1:00pm & 6:00pm
Thursday, April 6, 8:00pm
Friday, April 7, 8:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, April 9, 1:00pm


Tickets: Start at $20 and are available at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office, by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, or online at www.musical.org

THE CAST
Billy Bigalow - Doug Carpenter
Julie Jordan - Amanda Leigh Jerry
Carrie Amanda - Hootman
Enoch Snow - Justin Cowden
Nettie - Sarah Uriarte Berry
Jigger - Jeff Skowron
Kevin McMahon - Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon
Mrs. Mullin - Erica Hanrahan-Ball
Sean Smith - David Bascombe
David Bascome - Sean Smith
Louise Allyson - San Roman
Enoch Snow Jr. - Jonathan Murrietta

Ensemble
Joseph Abrego, Danielle Airey, Joven Calloway, Cedric Dodd, Kelley Dorney, Chaz Feuerstine, Marisa Field, Eddie Gutierrez, Veronica Gutierrez, Shaina Hammer, Jenny Hoffman, Gabriel Kalomas, Jenny McGlinchey, Adrian Mustain, Jamie Pierce, Veronica Russell, Sergio Salinas, Alex Sanches, Nikki Spies

Children's Ensemble
Amelia Fischer, Savannah Fischer, Juliet Garbacz, Matthew Garbacz, Annabelle Giambone


 


 


 


 

Knife Expo 2017, Southern California's oldest and and finest knife show, now in its 32nd year.

This new two-day format is March 25 & 26, 2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street in Pasadena. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The show features continuous raffles daily with hundreds of valuable prizes. Demonstrations and presentations both days, including forging, knife grinding, wood craving and professional knife sharpener.

Visit www.knifeexpo.net for parking and box office tickets are $12.00 cash only.

For membership and meeting information visit www.scblades.org


 

19th Annual Huntington Beach Host Lions CrabFest will be held on Sun, March 26, 4pm – 7pm at the Old World German Restaurant, 7561 Center Ave #49, Huntington Beach.

This is 19th Annual Huntington Beach Host Lions CrabFest! This Charity Fundraiser will benefit a number of local charities and orgainzaions with a focus on helping Off the Streets Huntington Beach, Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach and Projects helping Oakview Elementary School.

Tickets can be purchased online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crabfest-2017-huntington-beach-host-lions-tickets-31205921752?ref=estw

No tickets sold at the door - this event is sold-out every year.


 

ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S CHORUS IS READY TO “ROCK THE BOAT”!

SATURDAY, APRIL 1 at 7 PM
St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church in Huntington Beach
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 2 at 3 PM
Newport Harbor Lutheran Church in Newport Beach

 

In our stirring spring concert, we’ll sing of the courage and the nostalgia of refugees, immigrants, and all manner of seekers who leave their homes behind to journey to a strange land. This unique, challenging, and uplifting program features Abbie Betinis’s breathtaking From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez, the world premiere of a stunning new commissioned work by renowned composer Joan Szymko, and much more. Join us 30 minutes before each performance to meet the composer!

Each of our concerts this season is about home, and we'll introduce a local nonprofit at each concert that is helping to make this community a home. We are proud to introduce you to Tiyya, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping refugees and newly arrived immigrants feel at home, at the April concerts.

The concerts will take place at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students with ID. Group discounts are available for groups of six or more. Call (949) 451-8590 or visit ocwomenschorus.org to purchase tickets or for more information.

Founded in 1997, the OCWC is now in its 19th season as one of the region's top amateur ensembles. The chorus was named a 2014 Outstanding Arts Organization by Arts Orange County, and was a prizewinner in July 2015 at the International Musical Eisteddfod (festival) in Llangollen, Wales. 

Eliza Rubenstein (Artistic Director and Conductor) is also the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities and Chair of the Music Department at Orange Coast College, and the Artistic Director of the Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra. She currently serves on the Board of the California chapter of the American Choral Directors’ Association as chair of women’s choir repertoire and standards. She studied choral conducting at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music before moving to California to earn her master’s degree at UC-Irvine. Eliza is a former animal-shelter supervisor and the co-author of a book about dog adoption; she even presented a seminar called “Sit, Stay, Sing!: What Choral Conductors Can Learn from Dog Trainers” at the 2006 ACDA western-division convention.

Sarah Hughes, in her fourth season as the OCWC's Assistant Director, is a 2011 graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Chapman University in Orange, CA. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education with an emphasis in voice and recently completed her Master of Arts degree in teaching at Chapman University's College of Educational Studies. Sarah has a long history of singing in choirs, but most recently she has sung with the OCWC, the University Choir, and University Singers at Chapman University. Sarah teaches elementary music in the Fountain Valley Unified School District.

Janelle Kim (piano) was born in Seoul, South Korea, but has lived most of her professional life in the United States. Janelle received a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from California State University-Fullerton in piano performance. Currently, she is an active teacher and performer in the Orange County area, and serves as a board member for the Music Teachers' Association of California. She currently holds positions as staff accompanist at Orange Coast College and Our Lady of Peace Korean Catholic Center. She has recently been a featured soloist in concertos by Rachmaninoff and Beethoven with the Corona Symphony Orchestra, and in Beethoven's Choral Fantasia and Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with the OCC Symphony.

 

 


 

A "Spirited" Evening of Humor & History!

Saturday, April 1, 2017
7pm to 10pm

Come on down to the ‘ol juice joint and hobnob with the swells!
Our guest speaker, Santa Ana Historian Manny Escamilla, will present,
Civil Spirits: The Politics of Booze in Orange County
Join us for this inaugural event in our Speakeasy History Series!
It'll be a lively evening of OC History... with a twist!

General Seating = $35.00
(add'l $2.22 service fee applies)
"Speakeasy" with Reserved Seating = $100.00
(add'l $4.49 service fee applies)

Open to the Public.
Limited seating available. Reservations required.
No guests under age 21, please.

Museum members can purchase discounted tickets by calling
(714) 540-0404, M-F 10am to 4pm.
Sponsorship opportunities are available by calling (714) 540-0404, ext. 224.

Make your reservation now!

Heritage Museum of Orange County | Ph. 714.540.0404 | Fax. 714. 540.1932
HeritageMuseumOC.org


 

Author Services, Inc. and Galaxy Press will present the 33rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards celebrating the winners of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, honoring 12 writers and 12 illustrators from around the world for their excellence in the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Black Tie Optional or Medieval Fantasy Formal event will be held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 743 Lucerne Boulevard (at Wilshire Boulevard), Los Angeles, CA 90005 on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.

Key Artwork for WOTF 33 Book Cover - Artwork by Larry Elmore

 

Joni Labaqui, Director of the Contests for Author Services, Inc. said, "Author Services, Inc. will present awards to 24 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers and Illustrators of the Future that have been chosen as winners of the 33rd Annual Contests adjudicated by 27 world renowned Science Fiction and Fantasy writer and illustrator judges. One Grand Prize Writer Winner and One Grand Prize Illustrator Winner will be selected from a field of 12 Quarterly Writer Winners and 12 Quarterly Illustrator Winners, respectively. Our theme for this year's awards show and event attire will be Medieval Fantasy,with a predominant dragon theme. The opening performance of the event will feature performers from EMCirque in a Live Fire Dance on stage while internationally renowned artists and Contest Judges, Rob Prior and Larry Elmore, together create a painting from scratch for the audience during the performance. Acrobats, Stilt Artists and Aerialists from EMCirque will also perform during the course of the awards show. Awards Show Celebrity Presenters will soon be announced."

Pat Henry, President and Co-Founder of Dragon Con, Inc., Atlanta's 31-year-old internationally known pop culture, fantasy and science fiction convention, combining fandoms and genres into a single event featuring comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over Labor Day Weekend, will serve as the event's Keynote Speaker. Henry said, "I am honored to speak at an event recognizing emerging new talents in the genres of fantasy and science fiction, which I am so passionate about. I've heard the event will have a Medieval Dragon theme to it, which thrills me to no end. I'm looking forward to it!"

John Goodwin, President and Publisher of Galaxy Press, publishers of the fiction works of author L. Ron Hubbard, said: "This year's L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented toMike Resnick, the genre's all-time leading award-winner for short fiction, authoring 62 novels, over 250 short stories and editing more than 40 anthologies."

Gunhild Jacobs, Executive Director for Fiction Affairs for Author Services, Inc. will Emcee the event, and Joni Labaqui will present The Golden Pen Award and a $5,000 Grand Prize Check to the winner of the of the Writers of the Future Contest, and The Golden Quill Award and another $5,000 Grand Prize Check will be presented to the winner of the Illustrators Contest. John Goodwin will unveil the 33rd edition of "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33" as painted by internationally renowned artist, Larry Elmore.

Writers and Illustrator of the Future Awards Trophies - Photo courtesy of Author Services, Inc. and Galaxy Press

 

This year's live awards show will be simultaneously broadcast to a worldwide audience via the Internet. Streaming will be live beginning at 6:30 p.m. PST from www.writersofthefuture.com where a link will be set up. The airing time of the broadcast will vary depending on the time zone viewers are residing in. Directly following the awards show the winning authors and illustrators will sign books at a reception to be held on the Wilshire Ebell Theatre grounds. This year's contest winners will also have the opportunity to attend workshops held here in Los Angeles one week prior to the awards show to network with the renowned writer and illustrator judges of this year's competitions to gain valuable feedback to help them advance their careers in their chosen fields of interest.

This Black Tie Optional or Medieval Formal Awards Show is open to the General Public and is FREE of Charge, however RSVPs are required, and may be made by calling Author Services, Inc. at 323-466-3310 or 800-624-7907, or by E-mailing contests@authorservicesinc.com. Complimentary Parking will be provided at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre for guests attending the event. To view a B-roll link of what to expect at this year's show, please visit: https://youtu.be/lk8OZVU3aRk

For more information, on the Contests, please visit the website, www.writersofthefuture.com. Network with Writers of the Future at https://www.facebook.com/WritersAndIllustratorsOfTheFuture and on Twitter @RealWotF, as well as on Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr.

The 12 Writer Winners of this year's contest include:

Walter Dinjos of Anambra State, Nigeria (who will participate via video) (Second Quarter Winner)
Sean Hazlett of Pleasant Hill, CA (First Quarter Winner)
Ziporah Hildebrandt of Shutesbury, MA (Fourth Quarter Winner)
Stephen Lawson of Louisville, KY (Second Quarter Winner)
C.L. Kagmi of Ann Arbor, MI (Third Quarter Winner)
Jake Marley of Garden Grove, CA (Third Quarter Winner)
Vile Meriläinen of Joensuu, Finland (Third Quarter Winner)
Andrew Peery of Durham, NC (Fourth Quarter Winner)
Andrew L. Roberts of San Lorenzo, CA (Fourth Quarter Winner)
Anton Rose of Durham, United Kingdom (First Quarter Winner)
Doug C. Souza of Modesta, CA (Second Quarter Winner)
Dustin Steinacker of Orem, UT (First Quarter Winner)

In addition, this year's book will also include the stories of two published finalists, Mary Elizabeth Atkins of St. Louis, MO and David VonAllmen of St. Louis, MO.

The 12 Illustrator Winners of this year's contest include:

Asher Ben Alpay of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines (Fourth Quarter Winner) (who will participate via video)
Hanna Al-Shaer of Grand Rapids, MI (Third Quarter Winner)
Yader Fonseca of Woodside, NY (First Quarter Winner)
David Furnal of Beaverton, OR (Third Quarter Winner)
Christopher Kiklowicz of Lakewood, CA (Second Quarter Winner)
Chan ha Kim of Los Angeles, CA (First Quarter Winner)
Aituar Manas of Kazakhstan, Almaty (First Quarter Winner)
Michael Michera of Pabianice, Poland (Third Quarter Winner)
Anthony Moravian of Brooklyn, NY (Second Quarter Winner)
Jason Park of Pasadena, CA (Second Quarter Winner)
Rachel Quinlan of St. Clair Shores, MI (Fourth Quarter Winner)
Ryan Richmond of Carmel, IN (Fourth Quarter Winner)

This year's 16 Distinguished Writer Contest Judges include:

Kevin J. Anderson (An international bestselling author of more than 100 books, as well as a comic writer, anthology editor, record and film producer. Co-Author of the "Dune" prequels.)

Dr. Doug Beason (Has written 14 high-tech novels. He also served in the President's Science Office in Washington, D.C.)

Dr. Gregory Benford (Has won four Hugo Awards and is an astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physic and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.)

David Farland (Editor of "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 33;" Grand Prize Winner of Writers of the Future Volume Three; a New York Times bestselling author as Dave Farland (his pen name for fantasy stories) and as Dave Wolverton (his real name that he uses for science fiction stories.)

Eric Flint (A former contest winner from 1993, Flint has written over 40 novels, both solo and in collaboration and is Founder and Editor of Jim Baen's Universe.)
Nina Kiriki Hoffman (A 1985 contest winner, Hoffman is the winner of the Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards.)

Nancy Kress (Multiple award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy, two Hugo, six Nebula, one Campbell and one Sturgeon awards.)

Todd McCaffrey (Has authored many novels and short stories, including works in the Pern Series, created by his mother, Anne McCaffrey.)

Rebecca Moesta (Co-Author of The New York Times bestselling "Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights" series as well as the "Star Challengers" books.)

Larry Niven (Winner of every major science fiction award. The legendary creator of "Ringworld" and the"Known Space"series.)

Jody Lynn Nye (Authored or co-authored over 50 books and over 150 short stories and she has written everything from science fiction, fantasy, military to humor.)

Nnedi Okorafor (An international award-winning novelist and professor of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. She was a finalist in Writers of the Future in 2002. Her novels include: "Binti: A Novella Series," Winner of both the Nebula and Hugo Awards for Best Novella.)

Dr. Jerry Pournelle (A multiple award-winning, bestselling writer and popular columnist including such novels as "Lucifer's Hammer.")

Timothy Thomas "Tim" Powers (American science fiction and fantasy author. He has won the World Fantasy Award twice for his critically acclaimed novels "Last Call" and "Declare." His 1988 novel, On Stranger Tides served as the inspiration for the "Monkey Island" franchise of video games and was optioned for adaptation into the four "Pirates of the Caribbean" film.)

Mike Resnick (Recipient of this year's L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award. The genre's all-time leading award-winner for short fiction, authoring 62 novels, over 250 short stories and editing more than 40 anthologies.)

Robert J. Sawyer (Dean of Canadian Science Fiction. Sawyer has won every major science fiction award. One of his novellas was the basis for the ABC-TV series,"Flash Forward.")

This year's 11 Distinguished Illustrator Judges include:

Echo Chernik (Award-Winning Illustrator for advertising, packaging and publishing, whose work has been featured in many commercial design magazine articles. Her artwork has also been displayed in many galleries.)

Lazarus Chernik (An experienced Creative Director, Brand Manager, and award-winning Designer)

Circuelo Cabral (Born Gustavo Cabral, Ciruelo is an Argentine fantasy artist whose work focuses especially on dragons. He now resides in Spain.)

Laura Freas Beraha (She was married to the famous artist, Frank Kelly Freas. She won a Chelsey Award for illustration.)

Dave Dorman (An Eisner Award-winning illustrator known for his painting including work for"Star Wars," "Batman," "Indiana Jones" and "Aliens.")

Larry Elmore (Well known as a fantasy artist for"Dungeons & Dragons." He worked on "Dragonlance" amongst dozens of magazines and book covers. Cover Designer of this year's book, "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 33")

Val Lakey Lindahn (Illustrator Judge since the inception of the contest. Lindahn was nominated twice for the Hugo, Chesley, Frank R. Paul and Jack Gone Awards.)

Stephan Martiniere (Has received a Gold Award from Spectrum in 2004 and Thea Award in 2001 for his work on Paramount's "Super Saturator" theme park ride. He was personally nominated for an Emmy Awardâ in 1994 for directorial work on Family Channel's "Madeleine" series.)

Gary Meyer (Has done design work for such studios as Disney, Universal and MGM, in movies like "Star Trek," "Star Wars," "2010"and "The Thing.")

Sergey Poyarkov (A 1991 contest winner from the Ukraine, who has now become a contest judge and has gone on to a successful career as a fine artist with works displayed in exhibitions across Russia, United Kingdoem, Europe and the USA.)

Rob Prior (Artist who paints with two hands, event paints two separate paintings at the same time. He has created comics, most notably "Spawn," "Terminator," "Deep Space 9" and "Heavy Metal.")

About The Keynote Speaker and His Company, Dragon Con:
Pat Henry is the President and Co-Founder, along with David Cody, John Bunnell and Robert Dennis of Dragon Con, Inc., Atlanta's 31-year-old internationally known pop culture, fantasy and science fiction convention, combining fandoms and genres into a single event featuring comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over Labor Day Weekend annually. For many Dragon Con fans, the quality of the cosplay and costuming distinguishes this one convention from all the others. Under Pat Henry's leadership, Dragon Con has become one of the largest pop culture conventions in the nation, based on attendance. The convention attracted over 77,000 unique individuals (over 250,000 turnstile) for the thirtieth anniversary in 2016. Over nearly three decades, Dragon Con has grown from the little Atlanta convention that defied the rules to one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world. Along the way, it changed the expectations for a successful convention. While small conventions still focus on one or two genres, the largest conventions combine literature, television and movies, comics and gaming, just as Dragon Con did for the first time back in 1986. To learn more, please visit www.dragoncon.org.


About The Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Mike Resnick is a native of Chicago. He attended the University of Chicago from 1959 to 1961 where he met his future wife, Carol. The couple married in 1961. In the 1960s and early 1970s, Resnick wrote more than 200 "adult" novels under pseudonyms, edited seven tabloid newspapers, and edited a trio of men's magazines. He also produced a weekly column on horse racing for more than a decade, and for 11 years wrote a monthly column on purebred collies, which he and his wife bred and exhibited. His wife Carol is also a writer, as is his daughter, Laura Resnick, who is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. Resnick's papers, consisting of at least 125 boxes, are in the Special Collections Library of the University of South Florida in Tampa. He was the Guest of Honor at Chicon 7, the 2012 Worldcon held in Chicago. He now lives in Cincinnati, OH. Resnick is the recipient of five Hugo Awards. He has won numerous other awards from places as diverse as France, Japan, Spain, Croatia and Poland. Mike Resnick is first on the Locus list of all-time award winners, living or dead, for short fiction, and 4th on the Locus list of science fiction's all-time top award winners in all fiction categories. To learn more, please visit http://mikeresnick.com.

About The Contests:
Following the 1982 release of his internationally acclaimed bestselling science fiction novel, "Battlefield Earth," written in celebration of 50 years as a professional writer, L. Ron Hubbard created theWriters of the Future Contest (www.writersofthefuture.com) in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers of speculative fiction to get that much-needed break. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.

The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 380 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 1,150 novels and 4,450 short stories. The contests have produced 32 New York Times bestsellers. Collectively, the winners of the contests have sold over 53 million books over the years. The 310 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 4,500 illustrations, 356 comic books, graced 594 books and albums with their art and visually contributed to 36 television shows and 46 major movies.

The Writers of the Future Award is the genre's most prestigious award of its kind and has now become the largest, most successful and demonstrably most influential vehicle for budding creative talent in the world of contemporary fiction. Since its inception, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contests have produced 33 anthology volumes and awarded upwards of $1 million in cash prizes and royalties. For more information please visit www.writersofthefuture.com and www.galaxypress.com.


 

The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve provides a unique habitat for many flora and fauna species, some more common than others. Rich in food sources and an excellent climate, Bolsa Chica hosts many birds of prey, also known as raptors. A variety of hawks, falcons, kites and owls call the wetlands home.

Learn from the experts of the Orange County Birds of Prey and meet up close and personal their Ambassadors. Join us to hear about these nocturnal and diurnal species, their classification, their common names and migration patterns.

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve will host an ExperTalk: "Raptors of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands" on Thursday, April 6th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands Interpretive Center 3842 Warner Avenue (Warner Ave and PCH) in Huntington Beach. $5 per person donation.



Dale Bozzio is an American rock and pop vocalist best known as co-founder and lead singer of the '80s new wave band Missing Persons and also known for her work with Frank Zappa. With the popularity of this genre resurging and reviving the 'decade of decadence', in addition to the overwhelming success of Missing Persons previous performance at The Rock'n Blues Concert Series, Executive Director/Producer Diane Adams was inspired to invite the band back for an encore performance.

Missing Persons current line-up inclues Dale Bozzio (vocals), Fred Bensi (keyboards/synthesizers), Karl Damico (guitar), Prescott Niles (bass) and Andy Sanesi (drums). Together, they will bring the audience to their feet playing many of their Billboard chart toppers like "Destination Unknown", "Simon, Simon" and other fan favorites.

Diane & The Deductibles are set to open the show, warming the crowd up with with rich vocals by Diane Adams which are backed by a long line of rock royalty found within their band. Members includes legendary guitarist Robert Sarzo (Queensryche, A Salute to Santana), bassist Cliff Rehrig (Air Supply), guitarist Keith Lynch (Bill Ward of Black Sabbath) and drummer Ronnie Ciago (Gene Simmons, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow).

What your ticket gets you: access to quality music at an iconic theater where 'every seat is a great seat'.

What your VIP ticket gets you: priority seating and access to the VIP lounge with hors d'oeuvres and beverages, plus access to the after party and meet-and-greet with the artists.

What your attendance to ALL Rock'n Blues Concert Series events gets you: a red carpet experience where you can create, then relive memories anytime you like (each show is professionally filmed, photographed then uploaded to The Rock'n Blues Concert Series YouTube Channel).

Missing Persons and Diane & The Deductibles will be appearing on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at: 7:00 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Avenue in Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Cost to attend: $29/$37/$75.


 


 


 


 

The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee presents “Attic Treasures” on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 7:00am - 3:00 p.m., The parking lot sale featuring new and gently used treasures accumulated from over 250 of our members.

Featured will be antiques and collectibles, jewelry, clothing and fashion accessories, special Boutique section, home décor, household items, games and toys, sports equipment, electronics and more.

Proceeds to benefit the Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s Youth Music Education programs offered free of charge to Orange County schools.

The sale will be held in the back parking lot of the Huntington Harbour Place Mall 16889 Algonquin Street in Huntington Beach.

For more information, contact Madeline@philharmonicsociety.org or (714) 840-7542 www.CruiseOfLights.org


 

the shooting range, FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING. You can try Cowboy Action Shooting and/or Action Pistol shooting. Try the NRA 3-gun shoot with .22 pistols, .22 rifles and .12 Ga. Shotguns. Shoot the BIG .50 caliber rifle and/or exotic and antique firearms. Shoot the guns of Buffalo Bill. You can shoot guns of the Civil War and World War II. You can shoot modern military rifles and pistols.

See how fast you can draw by trying Cowboy Fast Draw with wax bullets and electronic timers. Try your skill with a shotgun at aerial targets. Have fun with .22 rifles and pistols. We have BB guns for the kids to shoot. Ladies and First Timers welcome. Friendly experienced shooters will be standing by to safely help.  All guns and ammo provided. Nominal charge for the ammo you shoot.

We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA cards. If you want to shoot your own guns and ammo, the range is open to the public on Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. There is a fee for using the range on those days. Eye and ear protection is required for all participants and spectators in the shooting area (safety glasses and ear plugs will be available on site). Target shooting is one of the safest sports you can participate in.

Enjoy live music on the patio featuring Tessie and the Calico Cats. Delicious burgers, chips, snacks, soda and water will be available for purchase. Buy tickets in the Opportunity Drawings for several great new firearms, YOU COULD BE THE LUCKY WINNER! You do not need to be present to win!
This fun event will be held at Lucerne Valley Lions Club and Shooting Range, Highway 18 at Rabbit Springs Road, Lucerne Valley, CA. For more information, visit www.lvlionsclub.com or call: (760) 240-3330.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Lucerne Valley Lions Club Foundation and the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation. We look forward to seeing you there!


 


 

​On Sunday, May 7, 2017 the Environmental Nature Center (ENC) 1601 E. 16th Street in Newport Beach will be holding its 12th annual Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening. This family-friendly festival attracts thousands of visitors who enjoy delicious food from local restaurants, entertainment at our Fire Circle Stage, the annual opening of our Butterfly House, children's games and crafts, face painting, live animals, and more. We are inviting local businesses to be a part of this event, either by being a Corporate Sponsor or by being a part of our "Savor OC" restaurant showcase.

The Spring Faire attracts thousands of community members each year. Our marketing efforts will expose thousands more to your company. As a sponsor you will receive exclusive benefits including recognition through print, electronic, and on-site event advertising - and more depending on your sponsorship level.http://encenter.org/visit-us/spring-faire/spring-faire-sponsor/



What A Difference a Day Makes- One-woman Dinah Washington Show will be given on
Tuesday, May 9, 1:30 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Central Library Theater 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach.
Tickets: $20, $25 at door
Information: 213-840-9322


 

Bebop on down to The Muck and spend your summer nights at our 12th annual Jazz Festival. The festival is produced by Eric Flutter and Artist Director Glen Cashman. The fun starts Thursday May 18, 2017 and continues through Thursday June 22, 2017. Concerts begin at 7:30pm, let's jazz!

Spice up your music taste with our 2017 Festival line-up:

5/18: Jack Wood Quartet (& Glenn Cashman) -- Sinatra Tribute
5/25: Kate Reid Quartet
6/1: Holly Hofmann, Mike Wofford, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton
6/8: John Proulx Trio
6/15: Debbi Ebert Quartet
6/22: Glenn Cashman's Southland Nonet


The Muck would like to welcome you to our Jazz Festival family. Our jazz series has emerged from nativity as a recognized force on the Southern California Jazz scene. Please join us for this wonderful event by purchasing your tickets now!

Tickets are $16 for students, $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the concert, and $120 for the series. Please visit www.TheMuck.org to purchase tickets or call (714) 738-6595.

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation, the Muck, is located at 1201 West Malvern Avenue, Fullerton California 92833.


 

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.


 

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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