SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2004
December 11, 2004 "Skateboard Mom" author Barbara Odanaka will appear and sign her book from 11am-1pm at HB Wahine-The All Girl Boarding House. She will also be reading her book to children at 11:30am and again at 12:30pm. If you have any questions, please call Aimee at 714-969-9399. Location HB Wahine store, 301 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
December 11, 2004 Saturday Car Cruisers known as the Donuts Derelicts is a group of car collectors that meet at Adams Avenue Donuts parking lot to share Hot Rods, Street Cars, Woodies, Imports and a variety of restored vehicles at Adams and Magnolia Ave. The Saturday Sunrise Car Show is a loosely organized club of car owners who have been meeting for over 20 years to share the love of cars. The public is invited. Often children are allowed to sit in a hot rod or classic car (with the owner's permission) to turn the steering wheel and enjoy the look and feel of a unique vehicle. Parking is available in the Ace parking lot or Adams Avenue Donut Shop with overflow parking extending to Drug Emporium lot across Adams. Be mindful of the neighborhood and nearby residents sleeping at this early hour. Time 6 a.m., over by approx. 8:30 a.m. No phone number available. Cost: Free admission.
December 11, 2004 Shipley Nature Center Open - Trained docents provide renovation information, answer questions, and lead tours. You are free to wander the trails, view renovation progress, and spot birds and turtles and other wildlife. Note that the gates are closed for inclement weather, and the Nature Center may be closed for major holiday weekends and the fifth Saturday in some months. Location: Huntington Central Park, Central Park Drive off Edwards Street near Lake Huntington. Follow the yellow line on paved trail from parking lot near Alice's Breakfast in the Park. Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.fsnc.org
December 11, 2004 Roller Blading Fun Roll - Join the group of roller bladers who meet near the Huntington Beach Pier for a fun roller blade 16-mile round trip at an easy going pace (all levels and ages, plus bicycles welcome) from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach. Time: 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free. Just show up! www.funroll.com
December 11, 2004 Band - Rooney will present an hour-long show at the Huntington Beach Pier to promote Hollister Clothing. Featured on The OC, the audience can meet the band after the concert, located on the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. Set up begins at 2 p.m. and the event runs till 4 p.m. Free to watch. Call Club Cali: (888) 803-5608.
December 11, 2004 The Day Of The Horse Celebration at The Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. This is a lively and fun event for children and adults. Activities include Demonstrations and Exhibits, Equine Group Performances, Breed Exhibits, Farrier Demonstrations, Color Guards, Horses Bobbing For Apples, Local Artists, Children Art Display and Crafts, Face Painting, Food and more. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: 18381 Golden West Street, Huntington Beach.
December 11, 2004 Art Exhibit - In a League of Their Own is a group exhibition of various media from the Huntington Harbour Art League. Location: Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach. Admission is free. Time: Gallery is open Noon to 6 p.m. Call: (714) 374-1650.
December 11, 2004 Pet Portraits - Wiskers Pet Bow-teek at 301 Main Street is hosting pet portraits for the holiday in association with Save Our Strays organization. Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 30 minutes fee parking in Plaza Almeria garage at 301 Main Street. Cost: $20. Call: (714) 442-1446.
December 11, 2004 Ballet - The Nutcracker Ballet performed by the Ballet Repertory Theatre. This traditional, delightful Christmas ballet is presented in its original, full-length version for your holiday enjoyment. Location: Golden West College Mainstage Theater, 15744 Golden West Street. Time: 2 p.m. Cost: $13; $12/Students & Seniors; $11/Children under 12. Call: (714) 895-8150, option 1. www.gwc.info/performingarts/boxoffice.html
December 11, 2004 Dance - Charity Dance sponsored by Catholic Singles Group of Diocese of Orange will be feature DJ Al Beck. Location: St. Bonaventure Catholic Church Parish Hall, 16400 Springdale, Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: $10. Free drink voucher with unwrapped gift for ages infant to 18 years. All proceeds from event will be donated to the Orangewood Children's Home. Call: (714) 840-8893.
December 11, 2004 Boat Parade - Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights Starlight Symphony is the theme of the Huntington Harbour Boat Parade. This annual event, held in conjunction with Cruise of Lights, is a boat decorating contest open to registrants who light their vessels and compete for awards. For two consecutive nights, the festive boats join in a parade that begins near Warner Avenue and heads south, making its way through the channels of Huntington Harbour. The Huntington Beach islands are closed to car traffic during this event so parking is extremely limited. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Location: Warner Avenue near Pacific Coast Highway. Cost: Free to watch. Phone: 714-840-7542. (leaves website)
December 11, 2004 Skate Holiday Spectacular - This annual holiday-themed show on ice will be performed with holiday music under the Christmas lights. Performances by skate school students will include the fabulous twists and turns of the tiniest tots to young up and coming skating stars. Location: Skate Zone, 16091 Gothard. Cost: $4/person. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call: (714) 842-9143.
December 11, 2004 Live Acoustic Music - Jason Feddy will play at Pete Mallory's Surf City Sunset Grille. This Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa restaurant is off the hook with acoustic sounds of the newest, upcoming bands in Orange County Friday and Saturday nights. Cost: No cover. Location: 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, California 92648. Call: (714) 698-1234.
December 11, 2004 Dance - Ballroom Party with the Saturday Night Party Crew that includes DJ Patrick Johnson "PJ", considered the best ballroom Latin mix party DJ in OC. He takes requests and also plays your special CDs. Desiree and Michael are hosts and class instructors. Cost: Admission: $12 per person, Light Snacks & Refreshments included. Time: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. (Call about the WC Swing Class at 7:30 p.m. for beginners and intermediate level). Nice or Dressy attire required. Location: 19011 Bushard, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 593 5660. www.ballroomisback.com
December 11, 2004 Snowflakes light up the Huntington Beach Pier and Main Street through New Year's Day. Approximately 84 artificial snowflakes strewn with twinkling lights adorn light downtown Huntington Beach. They are a delight to see. There are 48 on the pier and 36 stretching along Main Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Orange Avenue. Traditionally placed along Main Street with corporate sponsorship plaques attached to them, funding cuts have changed the procedure this year. To support the community programs such as Huntington Beach Youth Shelter and YMCA affiliated with this beautiful beach enhancement in Huntington Beach, you can call (714) 847-9622.
December 11, 2004 Bands - Fitzgeralds Presents JFA (Jody Fosters Army) and Snag. Time:11:30pm-12:30am JFA (Jody Fosters Army) 9:30-10:15pm Snag. Cost: $8/Cover. Place: Fitzgerald's. Location: 19171 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, CA. 92646 Call: (714) 968-4523. www.fitzgeraldsoc.com
December 11, 2004 Poetry - Richard Garcia Workshop. Dedicated to the support and promotion of strong community, literacy and personal growth through the art of poetry, Tebot Bach is Welsh for "little teapot." Time: Open Reading Sign-Up at 7:30 p.m., Reading Begins at 8 p.m. Location: Golden West College Community Room 102, Huntington Beach, CA (Entrance closest to Room 102 is on Gothard off of Edinger) www.tebotbach.org
December 11, 2004 Band - Have Another Monkey, $5/ Cover. Place: Hurricanes Bar & Grill. Time: All shows start at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted! Location: 200 Main Street Suite 201 Huntington Beach, Ca 92648. Call: (714) 374-0500. www.hurricanesbargrill.com
December 11, 2004 Bands - COTO NORMAL, THE OSGOODS, GRIZZLY alt rock. Cover/$6. Time: 9 p.m. Location: Liquid Den, 5061 Warner Ave. Call: (714) 377-7964. www.liquid-den.com
December 11, 2004 Band - Chesterfield Blues. Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Location: Perqs, 117 Main St., Huntington Beach, California 92648. Call: (714) 960-9996. www.perqs.com
December 11, 2004 Band - Live Rockin' Blues at Huntington Beach Beer Co. Location: 201 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California. Saturdays: Time: 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: No cover. Call: (714) 960-5343. www.hbbeerco.com
This calendar does not guarantee accuracy of information as events are subject to change.