May 30, 2012
  • THURSDAY: Huntington Beach High School's World Vision Club hosts Hoops of Hope, a free-throw shooting fundraiser to help orphaned children by HIV and AIDS. The event encourages participants to shoot 1,000 free throws, the number representing the amount of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS every four hours, according to a press release. The fundraiser is from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach, Last year's local winner was 7-year-old Spencer Escarro (pictured). For more information, email or visit
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'Chair Portraits and Other Subjects'

The OMC Gallery for Contemporary Arts, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach presents a photo exhibit by Djani Ivancevic "Chair Portraits and Other Subjects." The opening reception for the exhibit is from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Regular gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment. For more information, visit or call (714) 421-0476.


Countdown to Retirement Workshop

The Countdown to Retirement workshop is offered by the Huntington Beach Adult School from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays until June 5. This three-session workshop will cover Social Security planning for boomers, navigating the Medicare maze, creating an income stream in retirement and avoiding the five biggest mistakes retirees make. Tuition is $50, and your spouse is free. You must pre-register at Click on the personal finance tab and click on course to enroll. Or call the Huntington Beach Adult School office at 714-847-HBAS ext. 4227. The school is at 16666 Tunstall Lane, Huntington Beach.



Benefit Car Show

The Animal Assistance League of Orange County hosts "Show-Down," a benefit for abused and abandoned cats and dogs, at the Newland Barn, 19822 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. The event lasts from 1 to 5 p.m. and includes a chili cook-off, a raffle, a silent auction, beer and wine tastings and chocolate and cheese tastings, plus a performance by singer Phil Shane. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and include a sample of each chili and 10 tasting tickets; children 12 and younger are $10, which includes a kids meal. For more information, call (714) 893-4393 or visit


Line Dancing Lessons

The Huntington Beach Elks Lodge 1959 will host couples line dancing lessons every fourth Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the lodge, 7711 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach. Cost is $6 per person. After the lesson, enjoy tacos, margaritas and karaoke from 3 to 7 p.m.


Memorial Day Ceremony

The city of Huntington Beach and several veterans groups host a Memorial Day ceremony at Pier Plaza, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The event starts at 11 a.m. and includes a speech by Col. Gregory D. Lautner, brigade commander of the 6th Recruiting Brigade, as well as a rifle salute and a performance by the Huntington Beach High School Band. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 536-3855.


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