THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008
February 7, 2008 Valentine Romance Authors' Tea - The Huntington Beach Friends of the Library annual Valentine Romance Authors' Tea features three authors. Loraine Despres' latest "The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell" is witty, wild, and wise. Mary Castillo gives her romance novels an original voice with a Latin flair. Mary's latest is "Switchcraft". Donna Bevans draws on her professional career of psychotherapy in "Whatever It Takes", a mystery about Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Wing. The doors will open and 1:30 and tea will be served at 2 pm. followed by the authors' lectures. Cost: $20/person, RSVP required; fee must be received by February 4th. Reservation may be mailed to FOTL, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, Ca., 92648 or delivered in person to the Friends Gift Shop at the Central Library. Call 714 375-8429 for more information. Reserve early, this event is always sold out. Event location is 7111 Talbert Ave., HB, CA.
February 7, 2008 Rotary Club of HB Meeting. Interested in joining this community-minded service organization? Potential members invited to check out the opportunities. Time: Noon. Location: Meadowlark Golf Course, 16782 Graham St., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 847-8989.
February 7, 2008 Band - Inhale Band - at Martini Blues. Adult entertainment. Time: 9 p.m. $10 cover, 21+. Martini Blues Supper Club, 5874 Edinger Avenue. Call: 714-840-2129 martiniblues.com.
February 7, 2008 Centered on the Center Art Exhibit. Public is invited to the non-juried Centered on the Center artist exhibit to run through Feb. 17, 2008. Cost: Free admission. Time: Noon - 6 pm. Location: Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Call: (714) 374-1650.
February 7, 2008 Battle of the Bands - OC Music Awards brings Thunder Thursdays to 'Canes. Time: 8 to 10 p.m. Cover: $5/person. Free Brat Buffet. Hurricanes Bar & Grill, 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA Call: (714) 374-0500. 21+, ID. hurricanesbargrill.com. Photos
February 7, 2008 Wetlands viewing - Birders, nature lovers and the curious are invited to drop by the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, one of the West Coast's significant flyways for migrating birds. Bring binoculars to enjoy even closer views of these soaring creatures. Location: Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint and Warner on the east side of the highway. Enjoy 300 acres, plus a 1.5 mile loop trail. No pets or bikes permitted on the trails. Open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
February 7, 2008 Peter Pan - presented by Ballet Etudes. Ballet Etudes presents Peter Pan at the Huntington Beach Public Library. Designed with young children in mind, a 45 minute ballet will feature musical adventures in Neverland. Time: 4 & 7 p.m. Location: Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: $3/Child; $5/Adult. (714) 375-5107.
February 7, 2008 Wine Tasting - Shades Restaurant and Bar will feature a wine journey with Pinot! Pinot! Pinot! The wonderful world of Pinot is featured. $15/person (21+, valid ID). Location: Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) (714) 845-8000.
February 7, 2008 Disc Frisbee Golf - The public is invited to get out and compete in this exciting sport that's relaxing and easy to learn. Location: Huntington Beach Disc Golf Course, Central Park lot off Golden West Street between Talbert and Ellis. Time: Daily. Call: (714) 425-9931.
February 7, 2008 Art - Windows Gallery in Huntington Beach Central Library on the first floor features works from amateur and professional artists with varied themes that range from landscapes to abstracts. This mixed media exhibit is free to see. Location: 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.
February 7, 2008 Shipley Nature Center - Open to the public, it includes an interpretive center with educational exhibits, nature trails for wildlife viewing and native gardens. Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre natural area open daily M-Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone: 714-842-4772
February 7, 2008 Author and Book Signing. Venus and Mars Collide. John Gray, Ph.D., bestselling author and the man who sparked revolution and debate in the world of gender politics ponders such weighty questions as Why Mars and Venus Collide, in his recent work. Gray focuses on the ways that men and women misinterpret and mismanage the stress in their daily lives, and how these reactions ultimately affect their relationships. Time: 7 p.m. No fee. Location: Barnes & Noble Huntington Beachat Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Call: (714) 897-8781
February 7, 2008 Surfing Sounds Exhibit- Features the works and memorabilia of The Beach Boys. Learn about this top-selling band worldwide who brought a sound that lives today. Location: Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum. Location: 411 Olive Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost:$2/donation, Kids $1. Call: (714) 960-3483. surfingmuseum.org
February 7, 2008 Band - Typhoon Funk at Blue Cafe, 17208 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (562) 592-1302. thebluecafe.com
February 7, 2008 Comedy Night - Gallaghers HB. Time: 9:30 p.m. Cover: $3/person. Gallaghers Pub & Grill. 21 and older, valid ID required. Gallagher's Pub, 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA Call: (714) 536.2422. Photos
This calendar does not guarantee accuracy of information as events are subject to change.