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

Every Wednesday Starts 10:00 a.m.

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


 


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


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



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


 

Come enjoy and relax every Tuesday Night at the Garden Grove Elks BINGO.  Join us at the Corner of Trask and Newhope.  Warm up Bingo starts at 5:30 PM and regular games start at 6:30 PM.  Emblem Ladies Club offers food and soft drinks.  Open to the Public so all are welcome.


 


 


 

 


 


 


 


 

The Spring Recreation Activity Guide is now available! Click here to view the complete guide and learn more about all the exciting recreation classes and activities the City of El Segundo Recreation, Parks, and Library Department has to offer. This guide also includes summer camp information!

Spring class registration opens on Monday, March 4th at 9:00 a.m. for El Segundo residents and on Monday, March 11th at 9:00 a.m. for non-residents.

To register for these classes and activities, visit ESREC.org and click on the "Spring 2024" tab. Additionally, in-person registration is available at the Checkout Building, Clubhouse, Joslyn Center, and Aquatics Center. El Segundo residents with a valid Rec ID receive a discount on all recreation activities, as well as facility and outdoor rentals. Rec IDs can be purchased or renewed at the Checkout Building, Clubhouse, Joslyn Center, and Aquatics Center.

El Segundo Residents, make sure to renew your Rec ID for 2024 to receive discounts on classes, event wristbands and more. Please bring two forms of identification that show an El Segundo residency (for example, a driver's license and utility bill) to any El Segundo recreation facility to update. Please call 310-524-2362 or email reghelp@elsegundo.org if you have any questions.

 


 

Singin' in the Rain

MAR 15-17, 22-24

Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm

HBUHSD Historic Auditorium
1905 Main St. Huntington Beach

Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Lyrics by Arthur Freed, and music by Nacio Herb Brown

You know the songs! You love the characters! Oh what a glorious feeling it will be for you to get your tickets to Singin’ in the Rain! Experience the downpour of toe-tapping music and show-stopping dance numbers in this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days when films became audible!


Produced under license from Music Theatre International

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The Orange County Women’s Chorus (OCWC) unveils our 26th season, ushering in another era of “causing treble!” The chorus welcomes newly elected Board President Katrina Veldkamp, 2023-2024 conducting intern Abigail Sorber, and fourteen new singers. In addition to our regular season, the OCWC remains committed to fostering community engagement, and will join forces with the Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus, MenAlive, for a family-friendly Halloween Concert titled Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun.  We invite you to come hear the sounds of your souls in the sounds of our 26th season.

 

“Our 25th anniversary season was hugely successful, thanks to our singers, patrons, and donors,” says Veldkamp. “As the new Board President, I am thrilled to continue the OCWC’s long history of excellence as we look toward our next 25 years.”

Veldkamp joined the OCWC in 2018 after relocating to Orange County from LA, and was elected to the Board in 2019. She assumed the role of President on July 1, 2023. She is an attorney with Boutwell Fay, LLP and a double Bruin – she has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Juris Doctor from UCLA. She and her husband, Mike, live in Irvine. 

Save the date and secure your tickets today for OCWC’s 2023-2024 season! “This year’s chorus may be the best we’ve ever had, and we’ve created a season of repertoire that celebrates, comforts, and challenges. We hope our audience members will join us for the whole journey—and we hope we’ll see some of them when we join our friends at MenAlive for a musical Halloween party this fall!” says Artistic Director Eliza Rubenstein.

The performances will take place at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available at bit.ly/OCWC-Arms.


Tickets online in advance*: Adults, $30; Seniors (65+), $25; Students (with ID), $15

Tickets at the door*: Adults, $35; Seniors (65+), $30; Students (with ID), $18. 

*Ticketing fees applied at purchase.

 

Arms

Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a unique musical meditation on violence, healing, and love. 

 

Wings

Saturday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m.

Take flight with us as we sing of travel, adventure, and creatures of the sky!


The concerts will take place at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at ocwomenschorus.org or at the door. Individual tickets will be on sale November 1, 2023 – or subscribe to the full season today! 

Season Subscriptions

Patrons can purchase the entire season and save as much as 33%! Choose one performance for each program to create a subscription. Adult admission for all three concerts is $75; seniors pay $60 and students pay just $30 for all three performances. Season ticket holders enjoy exchange privileges and a discount to the OCWC’s annual fundraising event, “Glass of Cabaret.” 

Under the artistic leadership of Eliza Rubenstein since 2000, the Orange County Women’s Chorus has grown from a small group of women brainstorming about singing together to one of the region’s leading choruses. The OCWC has performed at venues including the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the Irvine Barclay Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall’s REDCAT Theater, the 2004, 2012, and 2020 Western Division conferences of the American Choral Directors’ Association, and most recently, Carnegie Hall. The chorus was named a 2014 Outstanding Arts Organization by Arts Orange County and won a prize at the 2015 International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. The OCWC has collaborated with ensembles including Bel Canto, MenAlive, the Wooden Floor (formerly the Saint Joseph Ballet), the South Coast Symphony, the Agape Voices of Praise, the All-American Boys’ Chorus, and Men in Blaque.

Eliza Rubenstein, Artistic Director, is also the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities and Chair of the Music Department at Orange Coast College. She currently serves on the Board of the California Choral Directors’ Association as the editor of the award-winning Cantate magazine. She studied choral conducting at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music before moving to California to earn her master’s degree at UC Irvine.

Sarah Hughes, the OCWC’s Assistant Director since 2013, is a 2011 graduate of the Hall-Musco 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 a Master of Arts degree in teaching from Chapman University. Sarah teaches elementary music in the Fountain Valley Unified School District. 

Janelle Kim, pianist, received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from California State University, Fullerton in piano performance. Besides maintaining a busy private piano studio, she is a staff pianist, vocal coach, and music instructor at Orange Coast College. Photo:OCWC

       


 

 

Pedalheads Bike Camps USA

Spring Break session in Huntington Beach: April 1st- April 5th 2024 and Summer session June 24th-August 16th 2024

Camp will be located in Edison High School, and will run from 9AM-4PM Monday-Friday.

To register, visit: https://pedalheads.com/camp



 

Southern California’s Premier Chorus, Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble, is set to
captivate audiences with a grand concert presentation of the majestic musical,
The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring sounds of
Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and the
brilliant lyrics of Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) as Meritage elevates this Disney classic
to new heights.

Led by Maestro Brian Dehn, the ensemble, comprising a 60-voice chorus and a full
orchestra, promises an unforgettable experience. Meghan Riopelle shines as
Esmeralda, Michael Liu mesmerizes as Frollo, and special guest artists Tucker
Knowlton Boyes as Quasimodo and Jules Ronquillo as Clopin, bring to life these
compelling characters in a performance that transcends expectations.

"This is a very special performance in my tenure with Meritage," says Maestro Brian
Dehn. "We have the orchestra, all the music, all the costumes, but presented as a
concert, allowing the fantastic story and phenomenal music to take center stage. The
chorus plays a pivotal role, portraying monks, soldiers, a rowdy crowd, and
representing the power of the human spirit. I am beyond excited to bring this work
to life with these exceptional artists."

Join us for an evening of enchantment as singers, gargoyles, dancers, and "bells"
unite to present this elegant and expansive musical. The performance unfolds on
Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 14, at 2:00 pm at the Huntington
Beach Library Theatre, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Don't miss
your chance to be part of this extraordinary musical journey. Tickets and additional
information are available at www.meritage-vocalarts.org.

Prepare to be spellbound by the harmonious magic of The Hunchback of Notre
Dame – an experience that transcends time and leaves a lasting imprint on the soul.


 

California Wine Festival, a nationally recognized event series, is proud to announce its return in 2024 to celebrate over 20 years of bringing attention to the beautiful wines, foods, and landscapes of California. Founded in 2004 in Santa Barbara, California Wine Festival aims to highlight the best of California’s wine regions and this year will feature events at four top coastal destinations: Dana Point, Santa Barbara, Carlsbad and Huntington Beach. 

Anticipating another successful event season, each festival pays homage to the abundant offerings from winemaking regions across the Golden State, paired with gourmet food selections from local dining establishments, with live entertainment and expansive coastal views. The signature event in each location will feature 200 wines from 50 wineries, gourmet food samples, live music, and picturesque settings with ocean backdrops. 

“We are thrilled to be back all across the Golden State to celebrate over two decades of world-class wine, food and music,” said Emily Kaufmann, Executive Director, California Wine Festival. “Our visitors enjoy the good vibes present at our coastal locations and dedication to showcasing award-winning wines from across the state's diverse growing regions. As one of the premier wine events in California, we look forward to raising a glass with both new and returning guests at each of our four beautiful locations this year."

Each festival commences with a Friday evening “Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting”, an intimate and luxurious experience for dedicated wine lovers. Kicking off with a sparkling wine reception, the evening features samplings of hard-to-find and award-winning reserve wines and offers tasting room exclusives and limited-production bottles hailing from vineyards across in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Temecula and more! 

The next day will feature the “Beachside Wine Festival”, an educational event held in the afternoon. The event aims to advance knowledge of food and wine through one-on-one conversations and tastings with culinary and wine representatives descending from California’s most esteemed wineries and local restaurants. Over hundreds of premium wines from California will be available to sample, as well as various craft beers made across the state. At the event, wines can be enjoyed alongside small portions of artisanal cheeses, fresh fruits, olive oil, chocolates, delectable bites from food trucks and more. Live music will provide the perfect ambiance for the day, creating a relaxing atmosphere for attendees to experience all the festival has to offer while taking in the scenery of the California coastline and enjoying the Mediterranean-style weather.

In addition to the wine and culinary components, each festival aims to advance charitable organizations from each event locale. Many of the events will feature a silent auction during the Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting to benefit organizations including: Sandy Feet Initiative, Surfrider Foundation of South Orange County, Golden Rule Charity and Food Bank of Santa Barbara County. 

EVENT SCHEDULE 

CA Wine Festival Dana Point — April 19-20, 2024

April 19: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

April 20: Beachside Wine Festival: Sea Terrace Community Park
Tickets available for sale here.


CA Wine Festival Carlsbad — June 28-29, 2024 

June 28: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, The Gardens

June 29: Beachside Wine Festival: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Heron Lawn

Tickets available for sale here.


CA Wine Festival Santa Barbara — July 19-20, 2024

July 19: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Chase Palm Park, Carousel House

July 20: Beachside Wine Festival: Chase Palm Park, Oceanside

Tickets available for sale here.


CA Wine Festival Huntington Beach — November 8-9, 2024

November 8: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Paséa Hotel & Spa, Sapphire Ballroom

November 9: Beachside Wine Festival: Paséa Hotel & Spa, Indoor and Outdoor

Tickets will be on sale starting June 1.


For more information and to purchase tickets for this 21+ event, please visit CalifoniaWineFestival.com

 


 

The Epilepsy Walk Los Angeles returns to Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Nearly 3,500 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 Epilepsy Walk Los Angeles 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 5 PM Friday, April, 26, 2024). Tickets are also available the day of the event with onsite registration starting at 8 AM


 

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