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:

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 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, 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, 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


It's time to party and throw down with your favorite party band, the good time charlies. Its been a while since they've played, actually since Billy Shelly's b day over a year ago. Don't wait to see all of your old friends, new and old fans and even people that just point and fold their arms. They've got lots of new songs to play and also bringing back some of your old favorites as well.

The goodtime charlies is a bad ass band with top notch players, playing your favorite music from the 70s 80s and 90s, always a good time with the Good Time Charlies.

On Saturday, May 27th, the Good Time Charlies will be performing at Shooters Sports Bar 18582 Beach Blvd #20 in Huntington Beach (Beach Blvd & Ellis Ave) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.



Mr. Levitt will be at the Cafe Cup 5930 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach on June 3rd., hosting a Solo Show by Artist Geoffrey E Levitt.  This show includes twelve pieces and will be on display during May and June. 

Mr. Levitt has shown his work extensively including Gallery 825 in West Hollywood; MOAH, Lancaster; Blackboard Gallery, Camarillo; Art Pic, North Hollywood; Neutra Gallery in Silverlake; San Fernando Valley Art and Cultural Center in Reseda; Latino Art Museum in Pomona; MOAH Cedar Center, Lancaster; and AV College in Lancaster. 

His work has also appeared in film, commercials and TV including the Affair and Bloodline.  These works are from his Artist Series and Train Series.


I want my work to engage the imagination of the viewer, to be elegant and to be fun.  I experiment with color, lines and shapes. My work is contemporary and colorful.  Not being afraid of using bold color much of my work ends up very vibrant and full of bold color.  I also create mobiles because I love their movement and three dimensional effect.   I like to think my drawings also reflect this motion of my mobiles.  I work in acrylic mostly and enhance them with ink.  My multi media pieces  use some of these same concepts.  I am largely a self taught artist and owe my love of art to my father, Edward Levitt, a Disney Artist, who encouraged me and demonstrated to me what good art is.

I was a member of Experimental Artists for years and have also exhibited with them.  I have also in the past exhibited with the AV Wild Bunch.  I am proud of having had eleven solo shows.  I am an Artist Member at Studio Channel Islands and a member of the Los Angeles Art Association.  Am also a member of Lakes and Valleys Art Association.​

My "formal" art training includes classes at Otis Parsons, Yosemite Art Center,  Robert Burridge, John Campbell Folk Art School, and Antelope Valley College.


Gallery 825, West Hollywood;  Art  Pic, North Hollywood; MOAH, Lancaster; MOAH Cedar Center, Lancaster; The Latino Art Museum, Pomona;  San Fernando Valley Art and Community Center, Tarzana;  Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana; dA Center for the Arts, Pomona; The Shirt Factory Gallery, Glens Falls, NY; Edwards AFB Library, Edwards;  City of Brentwood Public Building, Brentwood; Pavo Real Gallery, Lake Hughes; Art Center Gallery, Ventura; Art Slam 2015, de Young Museum, San Francisco; Townes Burr Gallery, Burbank; Antelope Valley College Art Gallery, Lancaster;  Allied Artists Gallery in Lancaster; Courage Kennedy International Art Show; Minneapolis; Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach; Palmdale Playhouse, Palmdale; Blackboard Gallery, Camarillo,  Downey Civic Theater, Downey; Picture Perfect Gallery, Lancaster; Neutra Gallery, Silverlake.  My art has also been featured in two editions of the online magazine Artwork Reveal and Antelope Valley Life Style Magazine.

Use of my work in The Entertainment Industry:

Possible Productions, The Affair; Unthinkable Productions/Unthinkable; 20th Century Fox,"24" Series;  Raadical Media. Cisco;  Hungryman, Microsoft; Blind Decker, House of Lies; The Director's Bureau, Corona; Paul Weiland Film Co, Dole; Open 4 Business, Go On;  On Job: Mesquite Prods, Inc/Bloodline.


My work is for sale through Gallery 825 on La Cienga in Los Angeles,  Art Pic Gallery in North Hollywood and Graphic Experience in Lancaster California, Blackboard Gallery, Camarillo, as well as the Latino Art Museum in Pomona.



The Kaiser Permanente Watts Counseling and Learning Center is Celebrating 50 years in the Community

"Helping People Grow" 

Come join us Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10:00am - 1:00pm.  

CLICK HERE to Register! 


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.


Join the Seal Beach Police Department's OPEN HOUSE on June 10th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be police displays and fun for the entire family. The Seal Beach Police Department is located at 911 Seal Beach Blvd in Seal Beach.

Part of the day's activities include a demonstration of the K9 dog unit and a visit to the Seal Beach jail. Parking can be a problem, but the visit is well worth it.


The 3rd Annual Balboa Strawberry Festival, to be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 on Ventura Blvd. between Balboa Blvd. and Amestoy Ave. in Encino is a free, family-oriented event for all things STRAWBERRY.  The festival begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 6:00 PM. The public is invited to join us! ADMISSION: Free

The Balboa Strawberry Festival is expected to draw more than 12,000 visitors. Summer is coming and the strawberries are ripe! Los Angeles has its very own strawberry festival in the heart of beautiful San Fernando Valley!

The Balboa Strawberry Festival celebrates that wonderful sweet summer fruit, the California strawberry. Held in June of each year, the Balboa Strawberry Festival is a celebration of summer, food and fun, held in Encino on Ventura Blvd (between Balboa Blvd. & Amestoy Ave.). The Festival is centered on local residents' love for delicious, California grown strawberries.

The Festival will feature loads of strawberry themed foods such as strawberry snow cones, strawberries and cream, strawberry shortcake, strawberry frozen drinks, strawberry lemonade, strawberry funnel cake & fresh strawberries! Who could possibly resist?  A perfect way to celebrate summer!

The festival also will feature live music provided by the following artists;  Tangent Rocks- 11:45am-12:15pm Rough Around the Edges 12:30pm-2:00pm LA Ballroom Dance Studio Performance 2:15pm-3:00pm and Tom Nolan Band- 4:00pm-6:00pm a perfect way to celebrate summer!

Bring the kids to enjoy Kid's activities!  Kid's activities include strawberry planting activities, inflatable slides & bounce houses, train rides, sand art kits, face painting, glitter tattoos, make-your-own kite-kits and so much more!

For more information go to


This is not just your ordinary golf tourney!  Join the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group (DP5MRSG) for the most fun you’ll ever have on the links! Sidestep “snipers”, tiptoe through “minefields” and obstacle courses, try taking a swing while wearing a flak jacket and helmet and finish the day off bidding on great silent auction gifts, collecting raffle prizes and enjoying a gourmet dinner and Awards Ceremony. This all takes place at the challenging Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 on Monday, June 12th. Proceeds go to the DP5MRSG  to provide care and comfort for our brave heroes who will once again be deployed, to take care of the families back home at Camp Pendleton, and support our Combat-ill and injured Warriors.

Check-in for the golf scramble format starts at 9:00 a.m. The Tournament begins at 11:00 a.m., but come early to try making the perfect putt for a bottle of wine and take chances on some great raffle prizes. Play golf yourself or sponsor a Marine or Wounded Warrior from the Wounded Warrior Battalion West in the tournament. The tournament is always a sell-out, so better jump in now! For more information and to register, visit

The business community and local organizations have come out in force to support the annual event, including sponsorships from VCA Code, The Headlands, The Toll Roads, Union Bank, Digital Map Products, Past Presidents American Legion Post 291, Star Realty, the Marine Corps League, Harbor Grill, Simpson Ties, Diana McGarvin and the City of Dana Point. A few sponsorships remain; for more information contact Patti Short, Event Co-chair, at 949.500.4951. If you are unable to play in the tournament, consider coming for the Awards Ceremony, silent auction and dinner.

The proceeds from this year’s “Gift From the Heart” will go 100% directly toward the children of the 5th Marine Regiment. The everyday toll on our Military Children is unprecedented and they, too, are truly military heroes enduring the realities of multiple deployments, frequent moves, new schools or having a parent injured or die. Contending with these stressors, military-connected kids carry a unique weight — often invisible, often unacknowledged. Our goal of $20,000 will help us provide summer camp, enrichment classes throughout the year, “Daddy Dolls” with a parent’s face to help keep the parent-child bond, back packs with necessary school items as well as scholarships for college or junior college.

The DP5MRSG is comprised of citizens who reside in the Dana Point area that willingly devote substantial time and talent to achieve goals that will benefit active duty 5th Marine Regiment Personnel and their families, as well as the Wounded Warriors of Battalion West.    To become involved, email  



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


Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's production features the delectable Sherman Brothers score, including "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Jolly Holiday," "Let's Go Fly a Kite," "Step in Time," and "Chim Chim Cher-ee," as well as new musical additions, by the Olivier winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.   Tickets are now on sale at www., at the MTW Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets start at $20.

The eight children's books by P.L. Travers, published from 1934 to 1988, first introduced us to the magical nanny who floated into the lives of the Bank's family at 17 Cherry Tree Lane.  The books were re-envisioned in the classic Walt Disney film in 1964 starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The stage version, reconceived for the stage by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) premiered in London's West End in 2004 where it earned nine Olivier Award nominations.  The show made it Broadway in 2006 where it ran for seven years, earning seven Tony Award nominations.  

Musical Theatre West's production, under the direction and choreography by Daniel Pelzig, promises to be a spectacle, with lavish staging and fun-filled show-stopping dance numbers. Musical Director Ryan O'Connell leads a full orchestra.  

Musical Theatre West's production of Mary Poppins is made possible by 2016-2017 Season Honorary Producers Ackerman Family/Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation, Ken & Dottie Reiner, Don & Marlene Temple, Kathy Baker Campbell and KC Wilson; Honoray Producer Joe P. Moore, Jr. & Edna Moore; Associate Producers Ackerman Family/Evalyn M Bauer Foundation, Schulzman-Neri Foundation, Jasmine P. Calzada, Dr. David Federick, Jon & Amanda Hall, and Howard & Elaine Davis; and Corporate Sponsor the Port of Long Beach.  MTW wishes to thank Education and Youth Outreach Sponsors, the Arts Council for Long Beach and the Don Knabe Fund for Artistic Excellence and Youth Performance Underwriters Ackerman Family/Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation,  Edward Parker, Ethel Severson, and Claude Klug.  Mary Poppins is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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


Dates:           Friday, July 7, 8:00pm                          Preview

                        Saturday, July 8, 8:00pm                     Opening Night 

                        Sunday, July 9, 1:00pm                       

                        Friday, July 14, 8:00pm

                        Saturday, July 15, 2:00pm & 8:00pm

                        Sunday, July 16, 1:00pm & 6:00pm

                        Thursday, July 20, 8:00pm

                        Friday, July 21, 8:00pm

                        Saturday, July 22, 2:00pm & 8:00pm

                        Sunday, July 23, 1:00pm 


Tickets:            Start at $20 

                        Tickets are available at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office, by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, or online at


The Huntington Beach Sailing Foundation 501(c)(3)Tax ID: 27-0326994, 7th Annual HHYC Golf Tournament July 21, 2016 at Meadowlark Golf Course. Dinner, Awards, Raffle & Silent Auction at the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club. Proceeds from the evening support HB Sailing Foundation. The Foundation provides a summer program of sailing skills and water safety to our youth. Scholarships are offered to children of military and underprivileged families. Help us raise money to support this unique community service.

9:00 am - Shotgun Start - Meadowlark Golf Club
6:00 pm – Dinner - Huntington Harbour Yacht Club

Meadow Golf Club
16782 Graham Street
Huntington Beach, CA

$100 Player Entry Fee
Call (714) 887-4453 or Email


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

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

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

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

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


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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