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January 1, 2005 Pier's Polar Plunge includes a dip and dive into the Pacific Ocean. A loosely organized group of brave individuals show up and run together into the water near the Huntington Beach Pier (south side) before returning to shore. Just show up and run at approximately 10 a.m. It's fun! Suggested donation of $10 minimum. Call: 714-374-5683 Polar Plunge photos

January 1, 2005 The Huntington Beach Longboard Crew Surfing Club 20th Annual HB Pier Paddle Race. Meets at the Huntington Beach Pier and enjoys a morning gathering. This nonprofit group meets monthly usually on around the first Wednesday of the month at Mario's at 5 Points Plaza and discusses events and issues.

January 1, 2005 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!

January 1, 2005 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.

January 1, 2005 Movies all day at Mann Pierside 6 Cinemas - NOW PLAYING: Closer (R, 100 min.) This Mike Nichols-directed drama stars Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Clive Owen as two couples who become entangled in a web of love, passion and betrayal. Times: 11:40am | 2:20pm | 5:00pm | 7:40pm | 10:10pm; Finding Neverland (PG, 106 min.) Times: 11:30am | 2:10pm | 4:50pm | 7:20pm | 9:50pm; The Incredibles (PG, 120 min.) Mr. Incredible is the patriarch of a dysfunctional superhero family forced into quiet retirement in the suburbs by a spate of liability lawsuits. Desperate to see action again, Mr. Incredible walks into a trap from which his superhero family must rescue him in this Pixar animated film. Time: 12:45pm | 3:30pm; Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (PG, 113 min.) The film follows the three orphan Baudelaire kids -- Violet, 14, Klaus, 12, and baby Sunny -- who are taken in by a series of peculiar people such as the dastardly Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), who's determined to steal their inheritance. 11:00am | 1:40pm | 4:20pm | 7:00pm | 9:40pm; The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (R, 118 min.) Bill Murray plays an eccentric and renowned oceanographer who has decided to seek out and enact mortal revenge on a shark that ate one of the men on his team. Along for the ride is Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson), a young man who has joined Zissou's crew after showing up claiming to be the seaman's long-lost son and Zissou's co-producer (and estranged wife), Eleanor (Angelica Huston). 1:30pm | 4:30pm | 7:30pm | 10:20pm; National Treasure (PG, 125 min.) Nicolas Cage stars as Benjamin Franklin Gates, third-generation treasure hunter. 6:30pm | 9:30pm; Spanglish (PG-13, 128 min.) A beautiful, native Mexican woman becomes the housekeeper for the affluent, yet troubled, Clasky family (headed by Adam Sandler and Téa Leoni). The result is a collision of cultures and values, and a look at such life-altering commitments as marriage, parenting and devotion to family.1:00pm | 4:00pm | 7:10pm | 10:00pm. Cost: $9/adult, $6.25/child, senior, $6.50/matinee before 6 p.m. Location: 300 Pacific Coast Highway, #203, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Call: (714) 969-3151.

January 1, 2005 Movies - Edwards Charter 5 - NOW PLAYING - The Aviator Rated (PG-13) • 2 hrs. 35 min. A biographical chronicle starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Gwen Stefani and Adam Scottwhich charts the early years of famous tycoon, Howard Hughes. Times: (12:00), (4:00), 8:00; Fat Albert Rated (PG) • 1 hr. 40 min. Live-action version of the Saturday morning television cartoon (1972-85) following the misadventures of a group of adolescent boys growing up in a Philadelphia neighborhood. Times: (12:45), (3:10), 7:30, 9:55; Meet the Fockers Rated (PG-13) • 1 hr. 54 min. Starring Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo. Now that Greg Focker is in with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack and Dina Byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiancée, Pam. But that's before Pam's parents meet Greg's parents, Bernie and Roz Focker. Times: (1:10), (4:15), 7:20, 10:05; Ocean's Twelve Rated (PG-13) • 2 hrs. 5 min. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy Garcia star in this drama in which each one of the infamous Ocean's crew has tried to go straight after splitting the $160 million take. Times: (12:30), (3:25), 7:15, 10:20; The Phantom of the Opera Rated (PG-13) • 2 hrs. 23 min. Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Minnie Driver and Miranda Richardson star in this tale of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. Times: (12:15), (3:30), 7:00, 10:15. Ticket price: $6.50/matinee; $9/adult; $7/student; $6.50/senior; $6/child. Location: Edwards Charter Centre 5, 7822 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Call: 714-841-0770.

January 1, 2005 Snowflakes light up the Huntington Beach Pier and Main Streetthrough 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.

January 1, 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.

January 1, 2005 Johnny Knight and DJ Shaggy present WET Saturday with absolutely the best Top 40, Hip Hop and 80s. The Party sells out so early arrival is suggested. Liquid ULTRA Lounge VIP Bottle Service available. Liquid Lounge offers four Bars, 13 TV’s, a pumping sound system, late night sushi restaurant, VIP Area’s and Two heated smoking patios. Doors open 8 p.m. Cost: $5 before 10 p.m. $10 after 10 p.m. 21 and over only. Location: Liquid Lounge, 7887 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, California 92647 Call: (714) 892-0294.

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