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, April 26, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 31, 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, April 26, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017; Starts 6:15 p.m.

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



On Friday, April 28th from 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. in The Student Center the 2017 Peace, Equity & Sustainability Conference will inquiries into critical issues of our time that lead to oppression, injustice, and violence. Climate change, economic inequality, and social justice concerns revolving around race, gender, and religion require a deep examination of the systems operating in our society. This conference is an opportunity to re-envision those systems by digging into cutting edge solutions and ideas that acknowledge the present crisis, anticipate the future without cynicism, and channel the justified dissatisfaction with the status quo into positive action. Via dialogues, TED style presentations, and artistic expressions led by the most incredible researchers, educators, artists, advocates, students, and seekers, the conference will examine the relationship between equity and our deeper values and will explore the practicalities of a society that is sustainable, interdependent, and equitable for all. This is a zero-waste event.

$25* for General Public ($40* at the door)
Free* admission for Coast Community College District Students ($20* at the door)

Go to the Foundation website to register today or visit the REGISTER NOW.

*Registration fee includes vegan breakfast, vegan lunch, plus conference materials and gifts, free parking (Lots B & C) off Goldenwest Street.

Questions? Contact: Fran Faraz



The Golden West College Theater Arts department has assembled an energetic and talented cast to star in their upcoming production of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Hairspray.
Performance dates are April 28 – May 7 in the Golden West College Mainstage Theater.  Tickets are on sale now through the GWC Theater Arts department website at or through the GWC box office at 714-895-8150.

Shakiba Shadman stars as the irrepressible Tracy Turnblad.  Raymond Gruber and John Wilson star as her parents, Alex Jean as the man of her dreams Link Larkin, Brigham Hughes as Corny Collins, Dayna Sauble as Velma, Tayler Windle as Amber, Kyra Olschewske as Penny, Nathaniel Woodsen as Seaweed and Brenda Oen as Motormouth Maybelle.  There is an all-singing, all-dancing 25-member ensemble to fill out the extraordinary cast.
Director and choreographer of this production is Martie Ramm with musical direction by Rick Heckman.

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical event piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.  It's 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.  When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden teen celebrity and must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network -- all without denting her 'do!  You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance.

The Saturday, April 29 performance will feature a sign language interpreter.  Stage Talk discussion with cast, director and designers will follow the matinee performance on Sunday April 30.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the GWC Theater Arts department website at




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




Crises in the Ocean: How Compassionate Action Benefits Us All

Featuring Gene Baur, Jonathan Balcombe and Kate Mackey

(and a vegan cooking demo by Joni Marie Newman)
Saturday April 29, 2017

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. : Speaker and panel discussion
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. : Cooking and compost demo, book signing and lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. People’s Climate March – Orange County

Note: If you plan to attend ONLY the 2-4 pm climate march, please register on that site: RSVP separately for the People’s Climate March (only)


Get updates on parking info and any changes.

Irvine United Congregational Church
4915 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604 

Parking is allowed at Irvine United Congregational Church,
St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church (next door to IUCC),
and Woodbridge Community Assn. (behind IUCC)
Parking is limited—carpooling is encouraged!


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 Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m. a Free Screening and Discussion of the film "Is Your Life Too Plastic?" presented by the Rancho Santa Margarita Library.

A documentary lm exposing the e ects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer merchandise, and its e ects on the environment and the human body.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Rancho Santa Margarita Library.


The Annual Taste of Huntington Beach will take place on Sunday, April 30th at the HB Sports Complex; 18100 Goldenwest Ave., Huntington Beach 92648. The event is held from noon to 4pm, with an exclusive VIP reception from 11am-12 noon. The Taste of Huntington Beach showcases the best local culinary talents and the region’s top wineries and breweries. For one all-inclusive price, attendees enjoy unlimited samples and sips from some of the area’s finest establishments. All proceeds from the event go to the Children’s Department of the Huntington Beach Public Library.

Since 2001, The Friends of the Children’s Library and the HB Restaurant Association have helped the Taste of Huntington Beach raise over $500,000 for the HB Children’s Library!

Tickets can be purchased at the Children’s Department of the HB Library and online at (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted)

General Admission tickets are $70

Includes four fun-filled hours of:

– Unlimited tastes of food from 50 of the best local eateries

– Sips from California and boutique wineries

– Samples from premium and craft breweries

– Live entertainment, silent auction and raffle

– Free parking at the HB Sports Complex

VIP tickets are $90

Includes all the General Admission perks, plus:

– Exclusive VIP reception from 11 AM-12 Noon featuring food and one available only to our VIPs

– VIP tote bag, party plate and free valet parking

– 30-minute early entry into the main Taste tent

Reduced price General Admission and VIP tickets are available for bulk purchases (10 + tickets at one time) and Designated Drivers (must be 21+ to enter with a designated driver ticket – these are only available online).

For more ticket options and other information, visit:

The Taste is presented by The Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL) and proceeds benefit the Children’s Department of the HB Public Library.



The 33rd Annual Brentwood Art Festivalreturns on Sunday, April 30, 2017 with more than 10,000 visitors expected. This year's event is expected to bring larger crowds, eager to engage with local artists of varying mediums. The varieties of art expected to be on display are photography, paintings, mixed media, ceramics and all types of art, represented by an incredible group of more than 100 artists.

To add to the day, artists will be selling one-of-a-kind original art pieces, with food from top notch Los Angeles food trucks, beer & wine garden and vendors. This will be an event for the entire family so bring the kids to enjoy the interactive Kids zone.

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sunday, April 30th, 2017

San Vicente Blvd., (between Barrington & Bundy), Brentwood Area, Los Angeles, CA


For more information go to



Do you have questions about your insurance plan offered through your employer or purchased individually? Trying to determine the best type of plan for you? HMO or PPO? Are you confused by the explanation of benefits you received after your health visit?

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach
Registration Info:, or call 800-400-4624
Price: Free

Let our team of experts at Hoag help provide insight on some of the questions that may complicate your care. Is that a deductible or a co-pay, when do I need a referral, and how long should that take? Hoag is here to help with these questions and much more.

We will begin with a brief overview of insurance plans, and then our panel will answer frequently asked questions. We welcome our panel from Hoag including:

• Lindsay Golobay, Hoag Billing
• Stacy Salcedo, Hoag Medical Group Referrals
• Alicia Shelly, Hoag Patient Assistance
• Maureen Sparks, Hoag Insurance Contracting

The discussion will be moderated by Janette Peterka, independent licensed insurance agent. This event is for educational purposes only. No specific plan information will be shared or compared.



​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


A job fair will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Huntington Beach from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, May 11.

Presented by Church Job Fairs, the Huntington Beach Job Fair is free to the public and open to anyone looking for new career opportunities, regardless of age, skill sets or education level.

The church is located at 16351 Springdale St. in Huntington Beach. To register, visit

Military veterans, currently employed workers and those who are presently unemployed are invited to meet with the many recruiters that are looking to fill positions in accounting, administration, clerical, customer service, education, financial services, health care, nursing, law enforcement, management, manufacturing, non-profit, sales, transportation and more.

Many of the region's leading companies, government organizations, staffing agencies, nonprofit organizations and other businesses are scheduled to participate.

Attendees should dress in business attire and come equipped with resumes. Employers and education and other resource providers should visit the Church Job Fairs website for recruiting information.

The Huntington Beach job fair is presented in partnership with Church Job Fairs, which works with churches to present job fairs throughout California by providing job seekers with hope and encouragement, while introducing them to a welcoming local church and delivering enthusiastic job candidates to employers.

Visit the Church Job Fairs events website for more information and to register for upcoming job fairs, and follow on Twitter at @churchjobfair or on Facebook at /churchjobfairs.



Celebrate Mother's Day at Gem Faire!  The Largest Jewelry & Bead Show in Southern CA will be in Costa Mesa May 12-14, 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.

Find the perfect Mother's Day gifts from nearly 200 jewelry and gem dealers from all over the world.  Discover 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.  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




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 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.



The Rock'n Blues Concert Series kicks off summer June 10, 2017 when Diane &The Deductibles host PLAYER, Billboard #1 hit makers and veterans of the classic, breezy California sound;  featuring founders Peter Beckett and Ronn Moss  Buster Akrey, Rob Math; and Burleigh Drummond (from AMBROSIA). More than a concert, the Rock'n Blues Concert Series offers a total music lover experience in a scenic venue, VIP Rockstar Lounge, Red Carpet photo opportunities and post-show Meet 'N Greet with the bands.

Founder Diane Adams, executive producer and lead singer of Diane & The Deductibles, developed this series in June 2014 especially for the OC community at the Huntington Beach Library Theater. Adams, a member of The Huntington Beach Library Patrons Foundation as well as many other Huntington Beach community groups, initiated the Children's wing expansion that included this library theater, an intimate 319-seat setting with perfect sight lines and acoustics. Featuring founders Peter Beckett and Ronn Moss;  Host Diane & The Deductibles open the show.


The California Knifemakers Association cordially invites the general public to join us on June 24, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Brea Community Center, 695 East Madison Way, Brea, CA. 

Centofante knife, a custom knife designed by Bob Loveless and made by Frank Centofante

This one day show will be a unique opportunity to observe and purchase some of the finest custom knives made in the USA.

"Admission and Parking are FREE!!"


The Jesus and Me Performing Arts Camp is a full week of music, acting, choreography, set design, and loads of fun putting together a children's musical production.

JAMPAC is June 26 – 30, 2017
8AM – 12noon

with a performance of the musical on Friday, June 30 at 7PM

All kids 4 years old to grade 8 (2017/2018 school year) are invited to participate.

[4 and 5 year old children participate in JAMPAC Understudies]

[Techies / Stagehands division available - for 6 – 8 grade only]
*limited to first 10 kids to sign up*


The Jesus and Me Performing Arts Camp exists to provide an opportunity for children to learn to express praise and worship to God through the arts. Our goal in offering this week long summer camp experience is to encourage each child to learn how to bring God glory in their art and their lives.

+ Music class consists of singers learning the songs from the musical.
+ Acting class is for those who auditioned and received an acting role.
+ Choreography class teaches the movements to the songs.
+ Bible class teaches the biblical principles behind the songs and themes of the musical.


JAMPAC offers a program specifically designed for younger performers called Understudies. This program is for 4 & 5 year old children. These children participate in music class, story and craft time, and snacks designed specifically for their age group. Their music class will prepare them to join the older kids for 2 songs at the Friday night performance. The Understudies attend JAMPAC for the same amount of time and receive all of the same items as the older kids, thus the cost of registration is the same for all kids regardless of age.


Is your child interested in the technical arts or being involved in stage production (in other words, they are more comfortable helping out behind the scenes)? JAMPAC offers an opportunity for a handful of children grades 6–8 to learn tech (sound, video, and lighting) and assist the Stage Manager. These kids will be behind the scenes during the performance. This is limited to the first 10 children to sign up. Note: these children will be back stage during the performance.


Auditions for acting roles and singing solos will be held on Sunday, June 4 at 3PM at Calvary Baptist Church (8281 Garfield Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92646) upstairs in Room 208. You do not have to audition to be part of camp - only if you want an acting role or singing solo.
Audition materials can be found in the book you receive once you register.

More info can be found on our website:

JAMPAC is grateful to be hosted once again this year on the campus of:
Calvary Baptist Church
8281 Garfield Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92646


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


Please contact Colette O'Connell at 714-596-1380 or email 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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