April 11, 2012
  • SATURDAY: Bolsa Chica Wetlands celebrates Earth Day, which is April 22, with educational activities for all ages. The day includes hands-on activities, guided tours, live animals and more. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (714) 846-1114.
SATURDAY: Bolsa Chica Wetlands celebrates Earth Day,… (FILE PHOTO )


Toastmasters Contest

Toastmasters hosts a "Table Topics and International Speech Contest" in the boardroom of the Orange County Sanitation District Facility, 10844 Ellis Ave., Fountain Valley. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m., with the contest and dinner from 7 to

9 p.m. Admission is $5, which covers the meal. For more information, call (714) 841-1662.


Art Exhibit

"Pressing the Limits," featuring works by Michael Costello, Mitchell Shields Marti, Jennifer Lynch and Willis F. Lee, is on display at Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 15. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 895-8772.


Harold Chapman Exhibit

OMC Gallery for Contemporary Arts, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, presents selected vintage and period photographs — from 1947 to 2012 — of Harold Chapman. The exhibit is titled "The Beat Hotel and Other Images Made for the Future." For more information, call (714) 421-0476.



Former Angel Star

Jim Abbott, a former Angels pitcher and motivational speaker, discusses and signs his book "Imperfect: An Improbable Life" at Barnes & Noble, Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The signing begins at 3 p.m. For more information, call (714) 897-8781.

Beach Cleanup

Stater Bros., Coca-Cola and California State Parks lead a cleanup at Huntington State Beach, Lot 6, near Magnolia Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m., with volunteer project work, including litter cleanup, native plant restoration, weed removal and park maintenance, from 9 a.m. to noon. Stater Bros. hosts lunch afterward. For more information, call (714) 536-1454 or visit



Dramatic Music

The Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra presents "Music of Drama and Storm," featuring music by Beethoven, Wagner and others, at the Huntington Beach Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave. The show begins at 3 p.m. and tickets are $20 presale, $25 at the door and $18 for seniors and students. For more information, call (714) 274-5524 or visit

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