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FRIDAY: K-EARTH 101 FM presents the third annual Sunset Splash Concert Series, which is from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The event features dancing, cocktails, swimming at the pool and a performance by Stone Soul. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 698-1234 or visit http://www.kearth101.com.

SATURDAY: OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, hosts a reception for its "Another Tribute to Black on White" exhibit, which is on display through Oct. 1. Featured artists include Pidder Auberger, Chi Kuo-Chang, Wolfgang Herbold and Max Uhlig. The reception is from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.

SUNDAY: Old World Village hosts its annual Plum Fest, featuring live music, plum-related foods and dachshund races, at 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. The event is free and lasts from 2 to 6 p.m., with dachshund races at 3 p.m. For more information, call (714) 895-8020.


Republican Assembly

The Fountain Valley California Republican Assembly meets at Carrows Restaurant, 16931 Magnolia St., Fountain Valley, with Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, as featured speaker. The meeting is free and starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 531-7076.


BBQ Extravaganza

The Orange County BBQ Bonanza, a four-day event featuring live music, children's entertainment and barbecued food, takes place at the Fountain Valley Sports Complex, 16400 Brookhurst St. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and admission is $5, with children 12 and under free if accompanied by an adult. Free admission is offered 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday with a business card. Various menu items range from $2 to $25. VIP Rib Village tickets, which cover all-you-can-eat food and drink and designated seating, are available for $100 (ages 18 and older). For more information, call (562) 495-5959 or visit http://www.ocbbqbonanza.com.



The Huntington Beach Lions Club hosts a shred-a-thon at Orange Community Bank, 6491 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. Residents may bring in old paper documents to be shredded for free from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be on sale to raise funds for the Lions Club from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (714) 318-4591.


Jazz and Blues

The Night Blooming Jazzmen play traditional New Orleans jazz and blues in Huntington Central Park, behind the Huntington Beach Central Library at 7111 Talbert Ave. The show is free and starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call (714) 891-6856 or visit http://www.hbconcertband.org.


Toastmasters Meeting

The Surf City Speakers Toastmasters Club hosts an open house at Carrows Restaurant, 16931 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach. The event is free and begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 964-3325 or (714) 260-5196.


Second Chance Pet Adoptions hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Petco, 5961 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. The nonprofit is offering a summer special adoption fee of $99 for adult cats, $135 for kittens. The fee includes neuter/spay, vaccination, FIV/FVRCP test, microchip, collar/ID tag and a bag of food. Adoptions are also held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at PetSmart, 7600 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 448-9079.

Surf City Tea Party, a discussion group dedicated to limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual rights and free markets, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at Euromasters Event Center, 18370 Pacific St., Fountain Valley. Members live in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Westminster. For more information, go to http://www.surfcitytea.ning.com.

Orange Coast Gakuen Japanese Language School offers adult Japanese language classes with veteran instructor Yoko Saito, adult Japanese floral arrangement classes with ikenobo expert Ogawa Sensei and Japanese language classes for children ages 5 to 18 at 21141 Strathmoor Lane, Huntington Beach. For more information, visit http://www.orangecoastgakuen.org or call (714) 235-5559.

The Clara Barton Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Community United Methodist Church, 6652 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach. Membership in DAR is open to any woman at least 18 years old who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. For more information, call (714) 962-0840.

Foundation for Neurosciences Stroke and Recovery (FNSR) offers a support group for adults with early onset Parkinson's Disease the third Friday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. For more information, call (714) 842-4481 or (562) 983-8139 or visit http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com.

Cypress Twirlers Square Dancing hosts a dancing night for singles and couples from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The event is at 5946 Westminster Ave., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (562) 425-0130 or (714) 840-1750.

Members of the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club, 3821 Warner Ave., meet for brunch on the first three Sundays of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public and guests are welcome. Cost is $12. For information and reservations, call (562) 592-2186.

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