SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2009
January 3, 2009 Have Another Monkey, Band - at Tumbleweeds. Cost: No cover. Location: 21094 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, California. (714) 960-2776
January 3, 2009 Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS) - Speaker Chris Hansen ~ U.S. Military Uniforms & Records will speak. Time: 10 a.m. to Noon. Cost: FREE, public welcome At 12:30 Room C. At 12:30 Room D ~ Basic Genealogy, FREE, a good way to get started. There is a $5 charge to non-members for other workshops prior to general meeting and in the afternoon. Visit our website for details. Location: Central Library meeting room C & D at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, California. Mailing address: OCCGS, P.O. Box 1587, Orange, California, 92856-1587. http://occgs.com
January 3, 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 3, 2009 Tour the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. From 9 to 10:30 a.m., docents of Amigos de Bolsa Chica organization provide free guided tours. Park at the south lot of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, across the street from the main entrance to Bolsa Chica State Beach where tours begin on the walkbridge every 15 minutes. Exploring five areas of interest, each presentation includes history, birds, endangered species, ecology and restoration. This is a free tour on a first come, first served basis available to the public, including vacationers, students, small groups and local citizens. amigosdebolsachica.org
January 3, 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 3, 2009
Skaters - Bring your roller skate, blades, inline, bikes and join skaters
who meet at Pier Plaza for an easy morning of exercise. Time: Approx. 10:30
January 3, 2009 Shipley Nature Center - Restoration Days. The Friends of Shipley Nature Center will be planting, weeding and cleaning up, and they need your assistance. On the first Saturday of the month, the public can tour Shipley Nature Center at 11 a.m., in addition to the clean up activities that begin at 9 a.m. and go till noon. Location: Central Park West, near Breakfast in the Park or on 17829 Golden West Street, between Slater and Central Library Drive, Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: Free. Call: (714) 842-4772. shipleynature.org
January 3, 2009 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.
January 3, 2009 Saturday 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.
WALKING THE BEACH
A familiar scene and warming image is the sight of people walking at the beach as the sun goes down in Huntington Beach.
There's often a warm, golden glow on that brushes all the colors with a magic wand, and splashes warm smiles on the faces of those walking on the paved path in front of Pier Plaza. That's where you can sit on the stone steps and watch people walk by happily. It is one of our favorite things to do in the late afternoon.