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, January 29, 2020; 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, January 29, 2020; Starts 6:00 p.m.

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


The Friends of the Mary Wilson Library proudly presents a wonderfully fun event "Chazz and the Jungle Drum Circle Show" that is FREE to all on Saturday, February 1, 2020, starting at 3:00 p.m. 

The Mary Wilson Library Senior Community Center is located at 707 Electric Avenue in Seal Beach by the old Pacific Electric's Red Car.

Bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends and enjoy a fun afternoon of making music together.



Please mark your calendar for the 24th Annual Surf City USA Marathon on Sunday, February 2, 2020. This long-time race offers scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and America's true "Surf City" as runners make their way to the finish line by way of Pacific Coast Highway and local city streets. This exciting weekend will include a two-day Active Lifestyle Expo located in the Beach Parking Lots along PCH. Weekend distances include a Mile in the Sand on Saturday, February 1, and will close with a full marathon, half marathon and 5k on Sunday, February 2.

Participants and spectators look forward to this exciting weekend and continue to flock to Huntington Beach to toe the line and soak up the local flavors of the area. In 2019, Surf City Marathon brought 13,000 visitors, generated 3,149 room nights (traditional and non) and accounted for $5.2 million in direct spend for the area. With an influx of visitors from various parts of the country, we hope to help push visitors to your business and showcase the best that Huntington Beach has to offer!

Business Opportunities 

Your business can partner with the Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon to help celebrate one of Huntington Beach's most cherished traditions this year and beyond. Connect with over 12,000 runners from Orange County, as well as all 50 states and over 30 countries and promote your brand to this highly engaged and loyal audience. If you are interested in getting your product/service in front of the Surf City Marathon 15,000+ audience, please contact Phyllis Blanchard at

Road Closure Info

With an event this size, road closures and altered traffic patterns can be expected. We want to ensure local businesses and staff are prepared for race day to help reduce any frustrations when traveling to your destination. Here are a few important notes to keep in mind:

  • The 2020 event course will require the closure of Pacific Coast Highway from Beach Boulevard to Warner Avenue. Pacific Coast Highway will be closed between 1 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 2. Detours will be in place.
  • No parking zones will be enforced along the course route. Vehicles in violation of posted signs are subject to tow.
  • Parking structures within downtown Huntington Beach will be open to the general public. The Beach Parking Lot will have very limited availability on Saturday and Sunday and is expected to fill up fast in the early morning hours. On Sunday, access to this lot will only be available via Beach Blvd.
  • The race will begin at 6:30 a.m. near the Huntington Beach Pier, at the intersection of Huntington Street and Pacific Coast Highway.
  • All three distances (marathon, half, and 5k) will start in the northbound lanes along Pacific Coast Highway and return in the southbound lanes. Portions of the bike path will be utilized for the marathon route.
  • Detours will be in place and law enforcement will be onsite to assist motorists when safe. For the safety of all involved, please obey all traffic signs and direction from law-enforcement.
  • Download and use the Waze app for real time traffic detours and directions.


Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings five-time Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center 6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach on February 7-23.  Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, the 13-time Tony-nominated musical tells the story of three families trying to find their way during the turn of the 20th century in New York City; each struggling with the changing cultural climate in America and each facing the promise of hope and new beginnings in the midst of prejudice and bigotry.  Showcasing music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, Ragtime features a score with such memorable songs as "Your Daddy's Son," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day" and "Make Them Hear You."

Ragtime paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of three diverse groups in the United States: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia.  Many early 20th century historical figures are interwoven into the fabric of the story, from Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, and Booker T. Washington to J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, and Emma Goldman.

Musical Theatre West's production stars Terron Brooks as Coalhouse Walker, Jr..  A two-time NAACP Award nominee for supporting actor, Brooks won acclaim for his portrayal of Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award winning NBC mini-series "The Temptations" for which the Los Angeles Times described his voice as "smooth and soulful."  In 2001, Terron starred opposite Debbie Allen and Hamilton's Renee Elise Goldsberry in the film All About You, for which he also co-wrote the theme song and contributed original music to the soundtrack.  Broadway credits include the roles of Simba in The Lion King and Seaweed in Hairspray. 

Brittany Anderson (Sarah) has starred in productions with the Cupcake Theatre: The Old Maid and the Thief (Laetitia), The Mikado (Yum-Yum), Fiddler on the Roof (Fruma-Sarah) and Dreamgirls (Charlene). Additional credits include Newsies (Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center) and The Music Man (5-Star Theatricals).  Anderson can also be seen on the PBS special "Josh Groban: Stages Live."

Gary Patent (Tateh) is an award-winning actor and screenwriter. Theatre credits include Ragtime (3-D Theatricals - Ovation Award Nomination), Plunge (Sons of Semele Ensemble - Stage Raw Nomination), and The Immigrant (Pico Playhouse - Ovation Award Nomination).  Patent also appeared in Awake and Sing (Odyssey Theatre), Hello Dolly! (3-D Theatricals), Soul Doctor (Lincoln Center), and Var Plays (La Jolla).  Audiences may also recognize Patent for his film and television credits including "Modern Family," "Burning Dog," "Undercovers," and "Law & Order: CI."

Jessica Bernard (Mother) recently took a break from the stage to serve as the Disney Ambassador, the official representative and spokesperson for The Disneyland Resort. Favorite credits include the title role in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Best Actress nominee) and Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein (Moonlight Theatre); Book of Mormon in Concert with Josh Gad (Geffen Playhouse); Martha in 1776 (MTW); Eliza in My Fair Lady (Candlelight, Santa Barbara Symphony); Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls (Cabrillo, Riverside, Candlelight), Jellylorum in CATS (Cabrillo); and Pocahontas in Mickey and the Magical Map (Disneyland Original Cast). 

Paul David Bryant directs MTW's production of Ragtime. A member of Ragtime's original national tour in 1998, he has since worked on almost two dozen different productions as an actor, choreographer and director. For Disneyland Resorts, Bryant serves as Show Director, staging productions from California to Hong Kong. His additional credits include directing productions of  The Full Monty (San Diego Musical Theatre and Norris Theatre),  Ragtime (San Diego Musical Theatre), Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre), and Promises, Promises (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). With Musical Theatre West, Bryant appeared in The Producers and the Reiner Reading Series performance of Anyone Can Whistle.

Music Director Brian Kennedy is a Drama Critics Circle Award nominee for his work with Carrie: The Musical with The Transfer Group (Los Angeles Theatre and La Mirada Theatre).  Additional credits include the second national tour of Something Rotten! (Associate Musical Director); Oklahoma! (Music Director – Cabrillo Musical Theatre); and the concert staging of Sweet Smell of Success (Music Director – Musical Theatre Guild)./

MTW's production of Ragtime is made possible thanks to the support of the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles County Arts & Culture; Season Sponsors: Ackerman Family/Evalyn M Bauer Foundation, Kathy Baker Campbell and KC Wilson, Ken & Dottie Reiner, and Don & Marlene Temple; Honorary Producer: Mari Hooper; Associate Producer: Jon & Amanda Hall; and Youth Performance Underwriters: Don Black & Judy McNulty Black, Ron & Sylvia Hartman, and Edward Parker.  Paul Garman serves as Executive Producer/Director of Musical Theatre West. 

Tickets are now on sale for Musical Theatre West's production of Ragtime.  For tickets, go to, call (562) 856-1999, or visit the Musical Theatre West Box Office.  Tickets start at $20 for select performances.

DATES:           Friday, February 7, 8:00 p.m.                          Preview                       

                         Saturday, February 8, 8:00 p.m.                       Opening Night

                        Sunday, February 9, 1:00 p.m.

                        Thursday, February 13, 8:00 p.m.

                        Friday, February 14, 8:00 p.m.

                        Saturday, February 15, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

                        Sunday, February 16, 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

                        Friday, February 21, 8:00 p.m.

                        Saturday, February 22, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

                        Sunday, February 23, 1:00 p.m.



The So-Cal Dance Invitational, presented by South Coast Dance Arts Alliance, will be presented on Saturday, February 8th at 8pm at the Martha B Knoebel Dance Theater of Cal-State University Long Beach under the direction of Nannette Brodie.  Southern California choreographers and dance companies have applied to the festival via audition.  This is the 9th presentation of the So-Cal Dance Invitational.

We are featuring about 45 performers in the festival from Los Angeles County and Orange County for this esteemed event.  The choreographies were reviewed by an artistic panel and then selected artists were invited to perform.

Choreographers include: Chris Baltes, Nannette Brodie, Dennzyl Green, Marie Hoffman,  Hyoin Jun, Josh Romero, Evan Rosenblatt, Jennie Sustaita and Jana Taylor.

The So-Cal Dance Invitational mission is to provide access to professional concert dance to the public and to connect the diverse dance community of Southern California.  

Tickets for the So-Cal Dance Invitational are $ 25 general admission and $ 20 for veterans, DRC members and students.  Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets:



Saturday February 8th @ 8pm 

Martha B Knoebel Dance Theater of Cal-State University Long Beach

6200 Atherton St., Long Beach (located next to the Blue Pyramid)


Orange County wine lovers and foodies alike will unite in support of at-risk youth during the 10th annual "Love Grows by Giving" fundraiser. Guests will celebrate the month of love by raising funds for nonprofit Waymakers' Huntington Beach Youth Shelter, a "safe haven" for homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth. The charitable event will feature wine tastings, beer samplings, live music and an exceptional culinary experience from local fine dining restaurants.

Waymakers is a nonprofit organization that builds safer communities by helping individuals make their way through conflict and crisis to a place of strength and stability. They do this through five key areas: sheltering children, supporting victims, counseling families, resolving conflicts, and educating communities.

Featured participants will include Jackson Family Wines, Duckhorn, Rodney Strong, Main Street Wine Company, Cambalache Grill, Watertable at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, BLK, Mesa Verde Country Club and Duke's Huntington Beach. The event will also offer live and silent auctions to raise funds for the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter, with prizes to include a stay in a Presidential Suite at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa.  Dennis Kuhl, chairman of Angels Baseball and a longtime supporter of Waymakers, will chair Love Grows by Giving.

Event sponsors will include the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, Angels Baseball, Speedo USA, Chevron, AES Huntington Beach, the Woravka Family Foundation as well as individual sponsors.

Tickets are $85 each until February 1 and $100 each starting February 2. Tickets can be purchased at or by contacting Elsa Greenfield at (714) 842-6600. Cocktail attire is encouraged.

 Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, Mariner's Ballroom, 21500 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, Calif. Complimentary valet parking is available for media. Advanced media RSVP is required.

Proceeds from "Love Grows by Giving" will benefit the Waymakers' Huntington Beach Youth Shelter, which since opening its doors 13 years ago has helped over 1,800 homeless, runaway and struggling Orange County youth and their families between ages 11 and 17, most who are trying to cope with issues kids should never face, such as early-childhood trauma. The trained staff has an excellent success rate of reuniting children with their families, over 90 percent, by finding solutions to their very complex problems. The Shelter's mission runs much deeper than just a place to stay. It aims to achieve: family strengthening and reunification, homeless prevention, diversion of at-risk youth from the juvenile justice system, and school drop-out prevention. In addition to providing youth with a safe haven and protection from the dangers of the streets, the Shelter also provides youth and their families with professional comprehensive services including individual, group and family therapy, academic support, job/career readiness, life skills and aftercare. 

Last year's Love Grows by Giving event raised over $125,000 for the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter.


Join us for upcoming volunteer workdays on The Monarch Nature Trail! (This is the abandoned Navy railroad right-of-way in Huntington Beach.) Neighbors and other volunteers are restoring a section of the trail with native California plants and other water-wise plantings, and maintaining the site for public enjoyment! Kids are welcome (with supervision)!

Dates (Saturdays):

February 15

March 14

April 4

May 2

We go from 9 a.m. until around 11. We plant, weed, water, pick up trash, spread mulch, etc. We'll provide tools, trash bags and drinking water.

Enter at the Rancho Rd. entrance (near Spa Drive, where you can park), and look for our table.

Thanks for helping us maintain this popular walking/jogging/dogging/biking trail!!



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