SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012Shipley Nature Center Earth Day Celebration - Spring Plant Sale and Open House. The Friends of Shipley Nature Center host a native plant sale and open house. California Native Plants will be for sale all day. Learn how getting rid of your lawn and replacing it with California Native plants will attract good insects and feed the birds and butterflies to make your garden a wonder of nature. Kids can learn about which native plants will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Visit the Walk-in Butterfly House to see the Monarch caterpillars and butterflies close up. Learn how to bring these wonderful creatures to your own home garden. Nature Hikes with Shipley Docents will be scheduled during the day. Learn about the flora and fauna that make up Shipley’s 18-acres. Visitors can wander the trails to discover Blackbird Pond, the Redwood Grove and other California habitats. Visit the Composting Exhibit to see how worms eat kitchen waste and make great fertilizer for your garden. Learn how to compost in your own backyard at the Composting Seminar starting at 2 pm. (Registration required for seminar, $10 per person. Huntington Beach residents get a $50 voucher toward the purchase of a composting unit.) Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Parking is available at the Shipley lot at 17851 Goldenwest St. and, alternatively, at the Sports Center on Goldenwest or off Edwards at Central Park Drive. Walk into the park to the Shipley green gates. Call: 714-842-4772. shipleynature.org
Peter's Landing Market - come by boat and dock, tie it up and shop! What a concept. Guests slips available for shopping at Peter's Landing weekly farmers market, a waterfront event with pony rides, petting zoo, food vendors, live entertainment, artisan, crafts and the best produce anywhere. Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: 164000 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. localharvestfarmersmarkets.com
Those Guys, band - at Perqs. 21+. Location: 117 Main St., Huntington Beach. Call: ((714) 960-9996
Sons of Mothers, band - at Nadine's Irish Mist. Time: 9 p.m. No cover. Location: Nadine's Irish Mist, 16655 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA Call:
Galway Hooker, Full Blown Karama, bands - at Gallagher's Restaurant and Pub begins at 9 p.m. Location: Gallagher's Pub, 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA Call:(714) 536.2422. gallagherspub.com
Super Silly Saturday Storytime - features stories and activities for children of all ages.Time: 2 p.m. Location: Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 897-8781.
April 21, 2012 12th Annual Robin Hauser Memorial Surf n Bowl with surfing at 6th Street from 8-11am and bowling at Fountain Bowl from 3-5pm. http://hblongboardcrew.org/
April 21 Donut Derelicts car gathering with 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.
April 21 Golden West College SwapMeet 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.
April 21 Wetlands viewing -The public is invited to visit the Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve, a significant flyway for migrating birds. Binoculars recommended. Location: Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint and Warner on the east side of the highway. 1.5 mile loop trail and 300 acres of protected wetlands! Pets and bicycles are not permitted on the trails. Open sunrise to dusk. Photos
April 21 Disc 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. Photos
April 21 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. Photo
April 21 Shipley Nature Center - Nature trails, 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 Photos
April 21 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 a.m. funroll.com
April 21 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. Photos
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