Forever Young, America's Oldest Act Of Professional Entertainers starring Sid Hallburn 93 who was in The Little Rascals and Mgm, is playing at The Huntington Beach Senior Center in Huntington Central Park on Tuesday February 21st, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the main stage. All are Invited to the free show.

Questions call: (714) 968-7791. You can also e-mail:


Fusion Academy, a revolutionary, one-to-one community of learning for middle and high school students, to host open house events at its Orange County campuses at its Huntington Beach and Mission Viejo locations.

Fusion Academy is an accredited private school for students who have one thing in common: traditional school isn't working. Serving students from grades 6-12, all course content is personalized for each student's individual strengths, interests, and learning style.

Fusion Academy Huntington Beach
7711 Center Ave., Suite 120
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
February 21, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

In an effort to educate parents and the community, Fusion Academy will host an open house event for those to learn more about its alternative one-to-one curriculum.

Fusion began as a one-to-one tutoring service in 1989, and opened its doors as a full-time private middle and high school in Solana Beach, Calif. in 2001. Today, Fusion campuses are located across the United states with the mission of creating positive relationships in a one-to-one classroom to unlock the amazing potential in every kid.

Join parents and community members as they learn more about Fusion Academy and its tailored, one-to-one programming for students. Administrative staff will be on hand to answer any questions, lead campus tours and share what makes Fusion Academy a unique experience for prospective students. For more information, please visit

To RSVP for Huntington Beach, click here:

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, February, 22, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March, 01, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March, 08, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March, 15, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.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, February, 22, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.

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



Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical masterpiece Evita at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center 6200 E. Atherton, Long Beach, February 10-26. The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical captivated audiences with Eva Peron's passionate and unforgettable true story of her meteoric rise to become Argentina's champion of the poor and most influential first lady. Tickets are now on sale at, by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, or at the MTW Ticket Office. Tickets start at $20.

Evita brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Perón, who remains the most complicated and powerful woman Latin America has ever produced. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she captivated a nation with her story, from her humble beginnings to film starlet, mistress, influential wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, and saint to the working-class. One of the most acclaimed collaborations between Webber and Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) this legendary musical features the memorable songs including "Don't Cry For Me Argentina," "High Flying Adored,"" "You Must Love Me," and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall."

Evita began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award "Best New Musical" and "Best Female Performance in a Musical" and nominations for "Best Male Performance in a Musical" and "Director of the Year" for Harold Prince.

The show's arrival on Broadway became a sensation in 1979. It swept the Tony Awards, winning "Best Musical," "Best Original Score," "Best Book of a Musical," "Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical," "Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical" "Best Direction of a Musical," and "Best Lighting Design," as well as earning nominations for "Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical" "Best Scenic Design" Best Costume Design," and "Best Choreography."

MTW's production of Evita is under the direction of Larry Carpenter, with choreography by Hector Guerreo. David Lamoureux, serves as musical director. Evita is made possible thanks to the support of Honorary Producers Don & Marlene Temple, Associate Producers Ackerman Family/Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation, the Port of Long Beach, and the Schulzman-Neri Foundation. Season Honorary Producers include Ackerman Family/Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation, Ken and Dottie Reiner, Don & Marlene Temple, Kathy Baker Campbell and KC Wilson, and youth performance underwriters include the Ackerman Family/Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation, Don Black & Judy McNulty Black, and Dr. Ronald & Sylvia Hartman. This production is presented through special arrangement with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.

Thursday, February 23, 8:00pm
Friday, February 24, 8:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 2pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 1:00pm

Don't miss Musical Theatre West's production of Evita at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center 6200 E. Atherton, Long Beach. For tickets go to or call (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, or the MTW Ticket Office.


The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the 113th Annual Gala on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5:30 – 10 p.m. at the Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. The event will install the new Chamber board members and welcome the new mayor, Barbara Delgleize, and honor outgoing board members and the previous mayor, Jim Katapodis.

The Annual Gala promotes business networking and community involvement. This year’s theme features Casino Royale: A Night at the Casino. Attendees can look forward to dinner, drinks, DJ spun music, gaming tables, and more. Other activities include spinning the wine and beer wheel, bidding on silent auction and raffle items, and participating in live tournaments, such as Bingo and Texas Hold’Em.

The Chamber is currently seeking support through sponsorships, raffle and silent auction item donations, program advertisements and attendance. Attendees can capitalize on networking opportunities by purchasing a sponsorship, including sponsoring a live tournament, gaming table, bidding app and more.

This event is open to the community, both members and non-members. Currently, the public can take advantage of early registration pricing at $125 per ticket, which includes food service and $125 worth of casino chips to play at the gaming tables.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the Chamber at (714) 536-8888 or online at . Early registration deadline is January 30th, then ticket prices will increase to $175 per person.

For more information, sponsorships and to register, check out our website at: or contact the Events & Programs department at the Chamber (714) 500-6108.


"From This Day Forward" s a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father's transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon's wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents' marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them apart.


Gem Faire, the Largest Jewelry & Bead Show in Southern CA, will be in Costa Mesa February 24-26, 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, gems, beads, minerals, crystals, 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.

Classes & demonstrations are offered throughout the weekend. 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 or contact Gem Faire, Inc. at 503-252-8300 or





On Sunday, March 5, the landmark Santa Monica Pier will transform into a nucleus of innovation as it welcomes many of the country’s brightest young inventors, tech leaders, educators and students for the 4th Annual S.T.E.A.M. Machines Innovation Fair. This one-day event is free to the public and summons all to playfully dive into an interactive experience that connects the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Launching at 11:30am, S.T.E.A.M. will entertain, enlighten, and mesmerize in three ways: a Path to Innovation Panel hosting brilliant galactic and scientific minds, an Innovation Exhibition presenting a wonderland of experiential and groundbreaking delights, and the Rube Goldberg Curious Contraption Contest featuring student teams from across Los Angeles and the nation.

Rube Goldberg Curious Contraption Contest
Welcome to the main event, sure to capture the attention of everyone from the mildly curious spectator to the die-hard science fanatic. In what sounds like a fantasy bestseller, the regional contest features tiers of middle school, high school, and university squads in a battle of Rube Goldberg machines – overly engineered contraptions that achieve a simple end-game through the most complicated (and humorous) paths imaginable. Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning inventor and cartoonist Rube Goldberg, these contraptions inspire creativity and innovation. On the Internet, they’re viral video sensations, and in-person, they’re mechanical magic.

Student teams from Santa Monica to Arkansas are scheming big for this year’s challenge – applying a Band-Aid in minimum of 20 chain reactions. Down the Santa Monica Pier, over a dozen machines will be operating in 10’x10’ plots, each tinkering towards that final Band-Aid mechanism. The winning team will be judged and awarded a cash prize and entry to the national competition by a creditable committee: Lyle Tavernier (NASA Educational Technology Specialist), Hector Alvarez (Two Bit Circus Creative Director), Brett Doar (celebrated Rube Goldberg machinist), Martin Tomasz (analog/radio/mixed-signal engineer), and Heather Doyle (S.T.E.A.M. Innovation Fair Creator).

Path to Innovation Panel
A notable panel of scientific wizards will enlighten folks with visionary tales, discussing challenges in their fields and revealing secrets that the future holds.
Gray Bright: Host of the Tomorrow Show, standup comedian, robotic engineer, and Lego enthusiast.

Brent Bushnell: Board President and CEO (or Chief Rabble-Rouser) of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company.

Michelle Easter: former high fashion runway model who diverted at 26 to pursue an engineering degree. By 31, she had finished at the top of her class with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is now a Mechatronics Engineer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Jeremy Selan: two-time Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award Winner and Valve developer making an impact in the virtual reality sector.

Zaina Siyed: local high school student, robotics champion and founder of FemSTEM – a foundation to help encourage girls to participate in STEM activities.
Innovation Exhibition

During the competition, innovation stations will be activated throughout the pier hosted by event partners and vendors. Each will spark curiosity and engagement from the crowds with its own brand of genius:

Columbia Memorial Space Center: guests can use LEGO robots to compete against each other at soccer.

Craig Burrows Photography: floral photography collection lauded by Wired for its ‘ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence’ technique.

Heal the Bay / Aquarium / FCEC: piloting an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV), build boats out of aluminum foil and play around with a host of other technological gadgets.

Orchanic: showcasing an A.I. prototype that uses Deep Learning to identify trash on the beaches, the HEXA spider robot, and smart clothing.

Paisley Garbage: arts and craft vendor.

Peddler’s Creamery: churn delicious homemade ice cream by a bicycle.
reDiscover Center: turn massive amounts of recycled cardboard into anything imaginable.

STEMup4Youth: guests can let their imaginations go wild by building enormous structures out of recycles cardboard.

Steve Craig’s drawBot: a crowd favorite, Steve Craig returns again this year with his exceptionally popular drawing machines and more. invites festival-goers to create the Ultimate Recycling Machine using their imagination, engineering skills, and some fun upcycled materials.

For more information, visit; search for the official event hashtag #SteamMachines.


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.


March is the month for Beauty and the Beast fans to rejoice! On Friday, March 17, the long awaited live-action film opens and Susan Egan, Broadway's original Tony-nominated "Belle" takes the stage in a one-night-only concert event "The Real Housewife of Broadway" at the Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. The Musical Theatre West "Broadway in Concert" performance features the dynamic performer, accompanied by musical director Stephen Cook, and special guest Deedee Lyn Mango Hall, in a showcase that highlights her fast-paced career, filled with hilarious anecdotes and magnificent music by Gershwin, Porter, Arlen, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz and New York's hottest new writers!

Susan Egan


Egan has made powerful impressions in theatre, film, television and music. She headlined on Broadway as Thoroughly Modern Millie, won critical acclaim as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, starred in Triumph of Love and State Fair, and received Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for "Best Actress" as the original Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Regionally, Egan starred alongside Carol Burnett in Putting It Together and Tommy Tune in the national tour of Bye, Bye Birdie, and developed works at Yale Repertory, Baltimore Center Stage, South Coast Repertory, and the Mark Taper Forum. Her film credits include "13 Going on 30," "Gotta Kick It Up" for the Disney Channel, and many award-winning indies seen at Seattle Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Slamdance, the HBO Comedy Festival and beyond. Egan has voiced leading characters in the animated features "Hercules" (Meg), "Spirited Away" (Lin), "Porco Rosso" (Gina), "Lady and the Tramp II" (Angel), "Achmed Saves America" (Ginny), and is currently on Cartoon Network's "Steven Universe" (Rose Quartz). On television, she spent two seasons on the WB's Nikki, and guest-starred on "House," "Numb3ers," "NYPD Blue," "Arli$$," "Drew Carey," "Great Performances," and countless others. Susan has headlined with more than 50 symphony orchestras worldwide, including concerts at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl, and has over 40 recording credits including her solo CDs: All That and More, So Far, Winter Tracks, CoffeeHouse (Best Vocalist 2004), Susan Egan LIVE, The Secret of Happiness, and 2015's Softly.

Friday, March 17, 8:00 PM

Beverly O'Neill Theatre at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Tickets: $40-$60
Tickets are available at, buy calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4 or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.

Deedee Lynn Magno Hall first came to fame as a member of Disney's "The All New Mickey Mouse Club in 1989, alongside such future pop stars as Justin Timberlake, Brittney Spears, Christina Aguliera. Hollywood Records then recruited the young Filipino-American actress and a singer to join the teen pop phenomenon The Party, who released their self-titled debut album 1990 on Hollywood Records. Their hit singles, "Summer Vacation," "I Found Love" and "That's Why" all charted in the Top 100, leading to a Disney Channel produced a special titled "The Party: In Concert." After recording three albums with the group, she moved to musical theatre, earning critical acclaim in the role of Kim in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon, a role she later reprised on the national tour. She later played the role of Nessarose on the first national tour of Wicked, and reprised the role in the San Francisco sit-down production at the Orpheum Theatre. Most recently, Hall joined the ensemble for the US tour of If/Then in October 2015. Hall is married to Cliffton Hall, who has starred opposite her in both Miss Saigon and Wicked national tours and the San Francisco production of Wicked.


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 for parking and box office tickets are $12.00 cash only.

For membership and meeting information visit


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

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


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 or (714) 840-7542


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 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.

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


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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