SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2009
January 10, 2009 Storytime for Kids - Laptime story time invites parents or relatives to bring your kids for stories. Time: 10 - 10:30 a.m. School age children can enjoy a storytime and crafts from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Cost: Free. Location: Tabby Theater, Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 842-4481. hbpl.org.
January 10, 2009 LIVE transmission of Metropolitan Opera / Puccini’s La Rondine Fathom. Shown in HD on the Big Screen. Angela Gheorghiu plays the kept woman who gambles on true love, and Roberto Alagna is the man who makes her question the cost of her glittering existence. Nicolas JoŽl directs and Marco Armiliato conducts. Time: 10 a.m. Cost: $24. Location: Century 20 at Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573.
January 10, 2008 Explore Your Local Parks (Outing) - This educational adventure helps build solid fundamental skills such as belaying, crack climbing technique, face climbing technique and maneuvering through the crux (most difficult section) of a climb. Location: Perris Lake SRA. Cost:$55, registration required. Call: (714) 379-1938. REI Address: Bella Terra Mall, REI store, 7777 Edinger Avenue, Ste 138, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. rei.com/stores/88
January 10, 2009 The Sound of Music, Musical - Based on the true story of the Von Trapp family, the musical is the most popular movie musical event. The play version is popular and features a cast ranging in age from youth to adults. Lots of singing to favorite tunes that have become hits. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $18 - 20. Location: Huntington Beach Playhouse, Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 375-0696. hbph.com
January 10, 2009 Golden West College Swap Meet in the Golden West College parking lot includes New & Used Items, Fresh Produce, Records, Music Memorabilia, Antiques & Collectibles and much more! Cost: Free Parking and Free Admission. Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call: (714) 898-7927 for 24-hour information. Location: 15744 Golden West Street, Huntington Beach, California 92647
January 10, 2009 Art Exhibit - 100 Years of Huntington Beach. Anderson Gallery celebrates the Huntington Beach Centennial with a fine arts exhibi collection of watercolors, oils and sculptures and mixed media from renown artist Bill Anderson, Raul Anguiano, Henry Fukuhara, Howard Hitchcock, Milford Zornes and more. Time: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: 16812 Pacific Coast Highway (next to Captain Jack's Restaurant). Call: (562) 592-4393. Photos
January 10, 2009 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 sunrise to
January 10, 2009 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.
January 10, 2009 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
January 10, 2009
Car Cruisers known as the Donuts Derelicts share Hot Rods,
Street Cars, Woodies, Imports and a variety of restored vehicles at Adams
and Magnolia Ave. Parking is available in the Ace parking lot or Adams
Avenue Donut Shop with overflow parking extending to Drug Emporium lot
across Adams. Time 6 a.m., over by approx. 8:30 a.m. No phone number
available. Cost: Free admission.
January 10, 2009 Newland House Museum Tour - The historic Newland House is features a museum and docent led tours from local historians who provide information about the two-story Victorian home built in 1898. Location: Newland Center at Beach Boulevard and Adams Avenue, 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach CA 92648. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Cost: $2. Call: (714) 962-5777.
January 10, 2009 Fun Roll - Roller blade, bicycle or jog with the group that
departs Pier Plaza (north side Huntington Beach Pier at Pacific Coast
Highway and Main Street). Leaves at 10:30 p.m. No fee.
January 10, 2009 Disc Frisbee Golf Weekly Amateur League Play - The public is invited to get out and compete in this exciting sport that's relaxing and easy to learn. In weekly league play, competitors are assigned a handicap. Location: Huntington Beach Disc Golf Course, Central Park lot off Golden West Street between Talbert and Ellis. Time: 3 p.m. Call for pricing and sign up: (714) 425-9931. Photos
January 10, 2009 Storytime & Crafts - Miss Tammie conducts a story and helps kids age 5 to 9 years old make some fun craft projects. Time: 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free. Location: Oak View Library, 17251 Oak Lane, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 375-5068
It doesn't take a Huntington Beach Boeing Company rocket scientist to figure out that some of the best accommodations in Huntington Beach are at the Hilton.
For a few hundred bucks you can stay in a room overlooking the Pacific Ocean in a hotel that consistently garners awards for its chef & meals, its hospitality and its amenities.
With an inviting pool that overlooks the ocean beyond the tall palms, the Hilton is a lot of fun. It's a place that locals like to go, too. Dinners and banquets really are a cut above, generally speaking.