The event will continue from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and from
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Women's finals are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with the men's
finals on tap for 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Those matches will be televised on
Fox Sports Network.
The event will take place at the south side of Huntington Beach Pier.
Some of the top men's competitors scheduled to compete include Dax
Holdren, Todd Rogers and Canyon Cernan. Top women players include Holly
McPeak, Elaine Youngs and Barbra Fontana.
Event sponsors will hand out souvenirs, sell merchandise and give away
samples of their products.
For more info, visit the association's Web site (www.avp.com) or call
Matt Gage at (310) 426-7108. For questions about the youth clinic, call
Jeff David at (310) 426-8000.
Smooth as Jazz Series, June 8.
As a part of the city's ongoing music series, smooth-jazz artist Keiko
Matsui is scheduled to perform at the Huntington Beach Cultural Center,
at 7111 Talbert Ave. The theater seats 319 people.
Matsui, who has emerged as a popular artist in the smooth jazz genre,
lives in Huntington Harbour.
Matsui was born in Tokyo and has taken piano lessons since the age of
5. She released her first solo album, called "A Drop of Water," in 1988.
Matsui released "Deep Blue," her latest album, last summer.
She has released 16 CDs, including a live recording.
Matsui is scheduled to perform at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday. For more
info: visit www.bbjazzcentral.com of call (714) 377-7574. Dinner is also
available at the show.
Adventure Playground, June 17 to Aug. 24.
Local children converge on Central Park every year for a wild time
during this venerable city-organized event.
Started in 1974 by former Orange County Supervisor Bill Vance, the
event allows children to build forts, sail rafts in a shallow pond and
slide into a mud pit.
The event has become known locally as the "Huck Finn" event, said Bob
Werth, the city's senior recreation supervisor.
The children are given safety lessons, then handed hammers, nails,
saws and other tools to build their forts and treehouses.
They can also float rafts in a pond that runs as deep as 24 inches.