Ongoing Events

Many of our local non profit organizations, services organizations and self-help groups sponsors regular meetings and below you will find a number of these. If you wish to have your group listed, just email us. This webpage is only for regular meetings during the year. Our regular Calendar webpage is for special events only. If any of the days or times have changed or the group is no longer active, please let us know by email, so we can delete or change the listing below.


 

A paramedic friend recently told me that she sees at least one opioid overdose - be it heroin or prescription painkillers - nearly every shift. 

She said what continues to surprise her is that it's usually not the "scary" drug user you'd expect. It's average Americans. Parents, workers, neighbors - people who have lost themselves in addictions that are often reinforced by a mental illness.

Addiction doesn't discriminate. It can mask itself as a coping mechanism, then quickly take over your life.

Signs Of Addiction And Drug Use 

Tough Truths You Should Know About Addiction, Depression 

You Draw It: Just How Bad Is the Drug Overdose Epidemic? 

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains 

Is Your Home An Accomplice For Your Rebellious Teen? 

Are You Using Alcohol as a Crutch? 

Home After Rehab: The Guide To Finding The Right Place For Recovery

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Chat (free & confidential)

*or call 1-800-273-TALK(8255)

 

Anyone can fall into the depths of addiction, so if you'd like more info on this topic - perhaps via a custom-written, research-based article you could post on your site - let me know.

 


 

Coastwalk is a non profit organization with over 20 years experience dealing with coastal preservation and public access issues. We are forming a statewide coalition of volunteers to become active in the California Coastal Trail Project. Tasks include: GPS mapping, leading day hikes, outreach, trail projects and more. If you would like learn how to join your local Coastal Trail Committee, please contact Rob Helms 1-800-550-6854 or rhelms@coastwalk.org www.coastwalk.org

 


 

MOMS Club of Huntington Beach North Coast is seeking new members! We are a local chapter of the International MOMS Club representing ZIP Code 92649. We are a non-profit support group designed specifically for the stay-at-home moms and their children. Our focus is to support moms while also providing community service to oganizations in need. We meet during the day, when at-home mothers most need support!

Our MOMS Club Chapter offers a wide variety of activities for you and your children to enjoy, and children age birth to 5 years are welcome, in addition to expectant mothers.
To contact us, send an email to momsclubhbnc@yahoo.com, or visit our website at www.momsclubhbnc.com

 


 

The Pacific Coast Mothers Club is inviting new members. This Huntington Beach based organization brings moms together for companionship and support in child rearing. Moms and their children ages newborn to 5 years old attend weekly playgroup and seasonal parties. The longtime organization also holds monthly dinner meetings and supports the community with volunteerism and charity fundraisers. Moms from all cities welcome. For more information about the playgroup times and days for your child's age and other information, call Abby at 714-846-0746 or or email pacificcoastmoms@gmail.com check out our website at www.cafemom.com/group/108180.

 


 

Practice language in a real conversation. The Language Door hosts foreign language conversation circles every Sunday afternoon at 18004 Skypark Circle, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92614. All languages and levels are welcome, no rsvp is required and attendance is free! French meets weekly from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.; Spanish meets weekly from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Chinese, English, Italian, Japanese and more meet semi-weekly or monthly. For more information, please visit www.languagedoor.com or call at (949) 833-0900.

 


 

Live Country music is provided at the Huntington Beach Moose Lodge every Sunday afternoon.. Located at: 7451 Lorge Circle off Gothard Phone# (714) 847-4806 for information Come join Us!!

 


 

Huntington Beach Mother's club offers playgroups for kids newborn to school age and support for moms. For more info: (877)230-6835 (toll free) or www.HBMothersclub.org

 


 

Genita Petralli, author of Alcoholism: The Cause & The Cure will be lecturing on The Biochemical Solution to the Biochemical Problem- a holistic approach to healing both genetic and earned addictive biochemistry / alcoholism.

The 3 hour lecture is the first Sunday of every month at the ASMA 1717 West Verdugo Ave., Burbank. For more information regarding this groundbreaking book and lecture, please visit http://the101program.com or call (818) 574-8868 Admission $45.00.

 


 

Huntington Beach Coordinating Council: “Since 1972, Together we Serve Huntington Beach”. The Huntington Beach Coordinating Council supports the charitable activities of organizations that provide services for those in need within our city. The Coordinating Council meets the first Monday of each month, 11:30 am at Murdy Park, 7000 Norma Drive (off Goldenwest, north of Warner). Guest speakers. $5 (optional) lunch. More information: www.hbvolunteers.org.

 


 

The WaveCresters chapter of American Business Women's Association (ABWA) meets the first Monday of each month (2nd Monday in the event of a holiday) at Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach at 6pm. Our dinner meetings usually include professional networking, a guest speaker and chapter business.

Currently our goals include community activity, professional networking, continued education, and social friendships.We welcome all to join us. Visit our website for more information and to RSVP to our next meeting www.wavecrestersabwa.org.

 


 

We are a group of German Moms in Huntington Beach who meet Monday afternoons with their small children to play and talk German. We are looking for others like us! If you would like to join us please contact Nicole at npincek@socal.rr.com If you know somebody who might be interested please pass on this information. Thank
you!

 


 

Racers Under The Son R.U.T.S. is a nondenominational collection of desert and motocross racing and riding enthusiasts.We meet at Bullwinkles in Fountain Valley 16922 Magnolia the 1st Monday of every month at 7p.m. Racers Under The Son

 


 

Blazen' strollers is a stroller exercise class for moms and babies held at Bolsa Chica State beach. The class is a fun, challenging, overall body workout. The class is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30. The first class is free and than range from 8-10 dollars. Please contact Melissa at 949-678-9328 for more info.

 


 

North Huntington Beach Community Nursery School is a non-profit parent participation pre-school, where community, cooperation and friendship are fostered for both the child and parent. A place where children come
together, to explore, discover, and understand. NHBCNS offers free monthly parent education seminars on Tuesday evenings. If you would like to learn more please contact 714-846-2713 or tracy@nhbcns.org

 



IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE. Huntington Beach Toastmasters meets every Tuesday from Noon to 1:00pm. Our friendly club meets at Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main Street, Room B-8 in the basement. Members improve their confidence, public speaking skills, listening skills and evaluation skills by actively participating in the meetings. Membership is open to any adult who is interested. Guests are welcome. For further information, contact John Muse at (714) 964-9813 or JohnMuse@hotmail.com.


 

Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 770 meets from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and the 3rd Thursday of every month at Carrow's Restaurant, 16931 Magnolia Street (near corner with Warner), Huntington Beach, CA, 92647. Guests are always welcome. For further information please call Chris at 714-745-0130. Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that helps people with both leadership and public speaking www.toastmasters.org/about.asp. If you would like to know more about Helmsmen please go to http://www.meetup.com/Huntington-Beach-Public-Speaking-Group-Helmsmen-Toastmasters/

 


 

The Huntington Beach Kiwanis Club meets Tuesdays at 11:45 AM inside the Newland Barn 19820 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach     www.kiwanis.org/club/huntington_beach

 


 

The Huntington Beach Newcomers invites those who wish to develop friendships to attend a Main Event Luncheon on the second Tuesday of the month at various locations. Information call Donna Skidmore at (714) 536-9798.

 


 

CGI Counseling Center is offering an ongoing therapeutic group: "Dating and Relationships" every Tuesday at 7:00pm. The CGI Counseling Center is located at 4199 Campus Dr. #E in Irvine. There is a $5.00 fee and an appointment is needed to attend. More information is available by calling (949) 737-5460 ext.15. The group will discuss and deal with a wide variety of dating and relationship issues. All ages welcome.

 


 

Orange County Fuchsia Society meets at 7:30 on the first Tuesday of every month at the Friend Church, 12211 Magnolia Ave in Garden Grove (714) 374-6456

 


 

The Huntington Beach Masonic Lodge #380 invites prospective members to their Stated meetings dinners which are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Time: 6:30pm. Cost:$8.00 per person. Location: Corner of Palm and Lake Street.

Masonry is an ancient fraternity whose concept teaches brotherly love, charity and goodwill towards all mankind. If you are interested in becoming a Mason, you must ask a Mason for a petition. Mason's cannot ask or solicit individuals to join. For more information call (714) 536-3119 or visit www.hb380.org"

 


 

Harmony HB Arts & Wellness Center located in the Huntington Harbour Shopping Mall 16907 Algonquin Street Huntington Beach, CA 92649. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm-8:30pm we host a women's group called "Conscious Creators". The meetings are donation based only and welcomes all. "Conscious Creators" is a community of women who are ready to make positive changes in their lives and surround themselves with like-minded individuals. Each meeting addresses a new topic that is intended on shifting your thinking. These gatherings inspire, empower, and leave the group feeling blissful and ready to take on the world.

 


 

The Huntington Beach Masonic Lodge #380 invites prospective members to their Stated meetings dinners which are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Time: 6:30pm. Cost:$8.00 per person. Location: Corner of Palm and Lake Street.

Masonry is an ancient fraternity whose concept teaches brotherly love, charity and goodwill towards all mankind. If you are interested in becoming a Mason, you must ask a Mason for a petition. Mason's cannot ask or solicit individuals to join. For more information call (714) 536-3119 or visit www.hb380.org"

 


 

The Longboard Crew meets on the second Wednesday of each month at Mario's Restaurant 18603 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Ph. (714) 842-5811 Corner of Main/Ellis and Beach Blvd 7:15-8:15pm in the back banquet room.

Our mission is to have fun while generating funds and providing services for worthy causes. Member's ages range from 11 to over 75 years old. Members are well traveled and have excursions to remote areas of the world. When we get together it's normally just for fun in Surf City. The club hosts tournaments, monthly meetings, an amateur surf team for CSC events and other fun social events for its members. Visit our history on the web at www.hblongboardcrew.org.

We are a 501c3 that meets the second Wednesday of each month for over 20 years now. For more information email: email: seahag@hblongboardcrew.org

 


 

Parkinson's support group meets 1st Wed. of each month,10am until noon. Anaheim Down Town Community Center, 250 East Center Street, Anaheim.

For information call Joan Belanger at 714-827-2808, bring your spouse or care giver, share your problem with other men and women that have the same condition.

 



The Huntington Beach Tree Society works for the planting and preservation of trees throughout the cities parks, schools and public areas. Trees enhance the quality of life for people, improve animal habitat and add oxygen to the environment.

The Tree Society meets the third Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 pm Huntington Beach City Hall, Room B-6, 2000 Main Street Jean Nagy (714) 564-1396 for more info.

 


 

The Huntington Beach Library presents on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Laptime Storytime at the Main Street Library 525 Main Street for children 18 months to 3 years old emphasizing parent and child participation. Hear stories and creative music, have fingerplays and see puppets. Be part of a parent/child team.

 


 

The American Legion Auxiliary Huntington Beach Unit 133 holds its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at Rodgers Senior Center, 1706 Orange Avenue. For more information call (714) 536-3855.

 


 

Starting October 17, 2012, a new National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) Affiliate network in North Orange County will be kicking off. Meeting location Carrows Restaurant 16931 Magnolia Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 at 6pm the 3rd Wednesday of each month Except November which will be the 2nd Wednesday because of the Thanksgiving Holiday . Email Sheila A Caruso the director of the network sheilaacaruso@ymail.com to be placed on the invite list for the kick off meeting or call her at 949-330-0927 for more information and to RSVP. The cost will be $10.00 for members, $15.00 for guests and then they order from Menu and pay restaurant direct. NAFE membership is $39.00 per year and offers many benefits to its members. Check out the NAFE website at www.nafe.com

Each meeting will have a dynamic speaker, networking time and the opportunity to meet other dynamic entrepreneurial women. Individuals from Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley and surrounding areas and are invited to attend. The mission of the network is to help women grow both personally and professionally. NAFE is the largest global women's network and is headquartered in New York.

 


 

The Huntington Beach VFW Post 11548 meets at 7 pm on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Moose Lodge No. 1832 located at 7451 Lorge Circle Huntington Beach.

 


 

Orange County Orchid Society, Inc. (OCOS) shall be hosting a booth #1808 at the Anaheim convention Center for the OC Spring Home & Garden Show to further the education and enjoyment of all types of orchids. There will be orchid repotting classes, mounting of orchids to different mediums such as tree bark, branches etc & educational data handouts with instructions for the care and enjoyment of orchids. Info applies to all levels of orchid lovers, the beginner, the novice and the advanced orchid grower that has previous experience. There will be a free copy of the magazine, "ORCHID DIGEST or ORCHIDS" given out to the first 100 visitors to the booth each day. Bring your questions and our experienced members will provide you with answers. Come meet our friendly & knowledgeable members staffing booth 1808.

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday of each month at the Yorba Linda Public Library at 18181 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda CA 92886 in the Community Room (lower level). Doors open at 6:30 pm, Culture Lecture begins at 6:45, Orchid Judging at 7:00, Formal Meeting & Speakers at 7:00 and Drawings for free orchids & supplies at 9:00.

Founded in 1951, OCOS is a leader in the "ORCHID" world, with other clubs spinning off from our founders to begin new clubs in other portions of the state. Each month the OCOS has informative speakers or workshops, donations of orchids for sale & vendor sales. Refreshments are served. There is judging of member orchids with awards issued each month. OCOS has participated in most every prestigious show in Southern California winning awards too numerous to relate here. Guests and visitors attend our meetings free.

Once a year at the January meeting OCOS has a live auction of hundreds of different orchid species & hybrids, different supplies, tools and fertilizers necessary to grow & care for orchids. All auction proceeds are used for the education of all members. Field trips to different growers throughout the region allow members to enhance their collections & learn valuable growing techniques.

 


 

The Huntington Beach Host Lions Club invites you to dinner where we can meet and share the Lion's story.

Our purpose is to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary service through community involvement and international cooperation. Our Motto is " We Serve." On a local level the club supports HB School district eye exams, Lions project for Canine Companions, Junior Lifeguards, Boys and Girls clubs, as well as many others. Our fund raising activities include the Annual CrabFest, OctoberFest, July Fourth parade food booth and multiple pancake breakfasts.

We meet each 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at OLD WORLD RESTAURANT 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach (behind Huntington Center).

 


 

Do you know the that the Orange County Rose Society meets every month at the Central Library in Meeting Rooms C&D, the first Thursday of each month 6:30 - 9:00pm. For more information contact: Denise Pulley at (714) 847-2016

 


 

The Orange Coast Chapter of Business Network International (BNI) invites you to join them for an early morning breakfast meeting. Business Network International is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. BNI provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving quality referrals.

It does so by providing an environment in which we develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. Meetings are held on Thursdays at 7:00 to 8:30 AM. at the Meadowlark Golf Course Clubhouse, 16782 Graham Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. For reservations and more information, please call Raymond Louison at 714-925-5361.

 


 

The Huntington Beach Rotary Club meets every Thursday from 12:10 to 1:30 for a lunch program at the Meadowlark Country Club 16782 Graham in Huntington Beach. Call (714) 964-9064 for details.

 


 

The Soroptimist International Club of Huntington Beach meets the second Thursday at noon and the fourth Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Huntington Terrace Clubhouse.

 


 

A free Arts and Crafts class for seniors is offered at Rodgers Senior Center at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at their center located at 1706 Orange Ave in HB. Call (714) 536-9387.

 


 

When a Child Dies...The MISS Foundation

MISS is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization committed to providing emergency support to families after the death of their baby; stillbirth, neonatal death, premature birth, congenital anomalies, sudden death, and any child's death.

No parent should ever have to endure the pain of their child's death alone:

MISS is committed to the memory of the children who lived, who died, and who continue - even in death - to matter.Support meetings are held in Huntington Beach on the first Thursday of each month. 24 hour emergency support is also available.

Katie@MISSFoundation.org
714-442-3669
www.MISSFoundation.org

 


 

Mummy & Me Playgroup - For British & Irish Mum's in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and surrounding areas. We meet Friday afternoons with our kids for play and to catch up on British news. If your British or Irish and would like to join us, please email shona@mummyandme.org or visit our website at www.mummyandme.org

 


 

Visis the Farmers Market and Main Street Art Afaire on the Pier Plaza area in Huntington Beach every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 


 

The Sangha Center for Spiritual Living Proudly Presents: "The Spiritual Cinema Circle" at the Sangha Center for Spiritual Living 7641 Talbert Ave. in Huntington Beach (Between Gothard and Beach Blvd.)

Take a Cinematic Journey of the Heart, Mind, and Spirit with us as we screen a new movie on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. We have a comfortable setting in our beautiful sanctuary to make this experience very enjoyable. Popcorn and bottled water will be served.

Cost: A Love Offering

www.hbcrs.org or call the office of Sangha 714-596-0900

 


 

The Orange County California Genealogical Society holds monthly meetings on the first Saturday of every month at the Huntington Beach Central Library. Come hear special speakers every month and join in with special interest classes, or beginners introduction to genealogy. The classes and monthly presentations are free and open to all visitors. Come find out how to find your roots! Look us up online at www.occgs.com

 


 

Stillness Speaks - Eckhart Tolle - We are a welcoming group who read the essential words of this spiritual teacher, meditate and discuss related topics. Saturdays - 9AM - 10:30AM - Sangha Center - 7641 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach  2nd Floor - Library

 


 

Get outdoors and enjoy a free tour of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! Take a walk with one of our guides and learn about the the rich natural and human history of the wetlands while exploring the wonderful ecology of the wetlands. Tour includes a 1.5 mile hike from the Interpretive Center to the tide gates. This tour is hosted by the Bolsa Chica Conservancy on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Don't forget to bring: water, comfortable closed-toed shoes, protection for the sun, binoculars, and cameras. Meet at BCC Interpretive Center: 3842 Warner Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92649 10:00am-12:00pm.

 


 

Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean Up is a fun way to volunteer for the Surfrider Foundation to protect our beaches, waves and oceans, or get school extra credit for community service. Plastic gloves and bags are provided, and parking is usually free if you tell parking attendant that you are there for the beach clean up on the 2nd and Last Saturday of Every month.

Come any time between 8:00 am till noon

Meet at the Santa Ana River mouth. Enter Huntington State Beach at Brookhurst Street or Magnolia Avenue (sometimes a gate may be closed). Drive south towards the last parking lot, and look for the Surfrider tent and banner on the beach (near restrooms).

COST: Free - Volunteer work is priceless!

Everyone welcome: residents, tourists, students, families, groups, etc.

CONTACT: Gary Sargent (sarg22@juno.com or gary.b.sargent@boein.com)

WEB SITE: www.surfrider.org/huntington/beachcleanup.html

 


 

Enjoy the Great Outdoors while helping to restore the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! Join us for our monthly service day every last Saturday of the month 9:00 am-12:00pm. Service includes restoration of native plant communities through non-native plant removal, and cleanup efforts. Don't forget to bring: Drinking water, wear closed toed shoes, layered clothing you don't mind getting dirty, and protection from the sun. R.S.V.P. at (714) 846-1114 or email: info@bolsachica.org Meet at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center: 3842 Warner Ave.Huntington Beach.

 


 

Inline Skaters, come join us every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. for a group skate. We meet just north of the Huntington Beach Pier at the amphitheater and skate to the Wedge and back, approximately 16 miles round trip. The pace is nice and easy and all ages and levels are welcome. Afterwards you can join us for lunch in or around downtown Huntington Beach. For more info, go to www.FunRoll.com or e-mail HBFunRoll@yahoo.com.

 

 

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