November 02, 2011
  • FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: The 2011 O.C. Chocolate Festival is from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Fountain Valley Sports Park & Recreation Center, 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. General admission tickets are $25 and includes eight chocolate samplings and three wine tastings. Live music, a fashion show and a raffle are also part of the event. For more information, visit
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: The 2011 O.C. Chocolate Festival… (Tim Berger, HB Independent )


Girls Night Out

Affinity & Co. Jewelers hosts a "Girls Night Out" to benefit Project Self-Sufficiency at 18575 Main St., Huntington Beach. From 4 to 8 p.m., the store features a live masseuse, a color specialist and opportunities for girls to try on diamond rings, necklaces and earrings. Affinity will match any personal care item or canned food donated by participants. The event also includes free food, beverages, gift bags and door prizes. For more information, call (714) 596-3900.


Hits for Funds

The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts hosts "Keep the Hits Coming," a benefit for the music, media, entertainment and technology department, at First Christian Church, 1207 Main St. The evening starts with a silent auction/raffle at 5:30 p.m. and a show at 7. Tickets are $18 to $20. For more information, call (714) 536-2514, ext. 4025


Candy Buy-Back

Drs. Ken Yabuki and Ryan Wyn host a Halloween candy buy-back program at their dental office at 18800 Main St., Suite 210, Huntington Beach. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding weekends), the office buys back candy for $1 per pound to send packages to troops overseas. For more information, call (714) 847-7733.



'I Believe I'm Dreaming or Six Attempts to Face and Ignore Reality'

The OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art presents "I Believe I'm Dreaming or Six Attempts to Face and Ignore Reality," curated by Rolf Goellnitz. Admission is free. The museum is at 7561 Center Ave. No. 32. For more information, visit or call (714) 421-0476.


Bicycle Show

The Huntington Beach Bicycle Show is from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Pier Plaza, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The event includes vendors, test rides, a riding demonstration, an obstacle course and a Parade of Lights benefit ride in the evening. Admission is free. For a schedule of events, visit or call (714) 316-8149.

E-Waste Recycling Drive

The city of Huntington Beach and All Green Electronics Recycling host an e-waste recycling collection in the parking lot of the Michael E. Rodgers Seniors' Center, 1706 Orange Ave., Huntington Beach. Residents can drop off computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs, stereos and other electronic equipment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Furniture, household hazardous waste or kitchen appliances will not be accepted. For more information, visit

2011 Walk to End Alzheimer's

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