November 23, 2011
  • SATURDAY: The Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District hosts its 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in the 200 block of Main Street. In addition to the lighting of a 20-foot tree, the event includes music by Aloha Radio (pictured) and Marina High School Vocal Arts, an appearance by Santa Claus and free hot chocolate and cookies. Admission is free and the festivities start at 5 p.m., with the tree lighting at 6 p.m. For more information, call (714) 536-8300.
SATURDAY: The Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement…


Free Turkey Dinner

Tumbleweeds Bar & Grill hosts its annual free Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner at 21094 S. Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. Food will be served between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and reservations are not required. For more information, call (714) 960-2776 or (714) 317-9112.

Exercise Boot Camp

The Training Spot hosts its first annual Thanksgiving Day Boot Camp, a 75-minute workout, at Dwyer Middle School, 1502 Palm Ave., Huntington Beach. Admission is one bag or can of nonperishable food, which will go to the Orange County Rescue Mission. Blankets, clothing and toiletries are also accepted. The session begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (714) 374-7448.



OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, hosts a pastels and drawings exhibit by artist Scott Valenzuela. Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and also by appointment. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.



Holiday Concert

St. Wilfrid's Music Guild presents "An Advent Procession of Lessons & Carols" at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and a free-will offering is accepted and encouraged. A wine reception follows. For more information, call (714) 962-7512.


Wine Tasting Fundraiser

A wine tasting fundraiser to benefit Waggin' Trails Transport, a division of A Leg Up Rescue, is at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and admission is $25 for five tastings. There will also be hors d'oeuvres and opportunity drawings. For more information, call (714) 328-8661.


The Huntington Beach Coordinating Council meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Monday of each month at Murdy Park, 7000 Norma Drive, a $5 lunch is available. For more information, visit

A Home 4 Ever Rescue brings puppies and small dogs available for adoption from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to the Petco, 8909 Adams Ave. For more information, visit or email

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