THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008
December 11, 2008 Home for the Holidays Dinner. An elegant evening dinner with silent auction and entertainment is sponsored by the Soroptimist International Huntington Beach as a major fundraiser for annual projects to help those in need. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $95/person, $900/table of 10. Location: Grand Ballroom, Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. Call:( 949) 222-5800. soroptimisthuntingtonbeach.org
December 11, 2008 Open Jam - at Perqs. No cover, 21+. Fun begins at 9 p.m. Location: 117 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 960-9996. perqs.com
December 11, 2008 Holidays Art Bazaar. OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art & Design. Paintings, small sculpture, digital art, photography, drawing books and more are featured at this exhibit offering holiday gift ideas for shoppers. Time: 2 - 6 p.m. Location: 7561 Center Ave., #32, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 421-0476. omc-llc.com
December 11, 2008 Drive Thru Nativity . First Christian Church's annual event includes an all star cast of characters portraying biblical figures from the Christmas narrative. Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: 17th Street near Main. Cars line up and drive through the event on the church parking lot. Huntington Beach, CA. fcc-connection.comin.
December 11, 2008 Cruise of Lights Boat Tour - Centennial Concerto is the them of this year's annual fund-raiser for the Philharmonic. Cruise the waterways of Huntington Harbour with a boat ride that includes narration of the homes and holiday decor that lines the channels of this upscale waterfront residential community decked out for Christmas. Times: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. Cost: $13 adult; $9 ages 2 through 12. Location: Bus ride to boat meets at Huntington Harbour Mall, 16899 Algonquin, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 840-7542. cruiseoflights.org
BIRDS AT SHORELINE
Huntington Beach doesn't simply attract 11 to 15 million tourists each year. It also is an inviting place for large sums of birds.
Seagulls, terns, pelicans, snowy plovers and all sorts of local and migrating populations of feathered fowl visit the beaches and wetlands to feed, rest, and even make nests.
When visiting, just wander along the shoreline of Huntington Beach's near nine mile stretch to watch the birds dash back and forth along the sand, feeding as the ocean recedes.