FRIDAY: Surf rock band the Breakaways perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bella Terra Mall as part of the Summer Concert Series. The show is free.
SATURDAY: Michael & The Lonesome Playboys, a country-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Michael Ubaldini (pictured), performs at Fitzgeralds Pub, 19171 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach. The show starts at 9 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call (714) 968-4523.
SUNDAY: Old World German Festival Garden, 7561 Center Ave., No. 49, Huntington Beach hosts its weekly dachshund races from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is $1 and parking is free. For more information, call (714) 898-5111.
THURSDAY SEPT. 23
Jim and Sylvia Gallagher give a presentation on "Birds of Bolsa Chica" at a forum hosted by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., Rooms C and D. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call (714) 846-1001.
TILL OCT. 31
The 34th annual Oktoberfest is at Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Festivities take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (714) 895-8020 or visit http://www.oldworld.ws.
Actress Olympia Dukakis will be the special guest at the fourth annual Visionary Women Luncheon put on by the Alzheimer's Assn., Orange County Chapter. The event, which honors outstanding caregivers, is from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. Tickets are $100 per person, with tables starting at $1,500. For more information, call (949) 654-2512.
Orange Community Bank and the Surf City Lions Club host a "Community Shred-a-Thon" in the parking lot of the bank at 6491 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. Visitors are asked to bring paper records (five legal-size boxes maximum) to be professionally shredded. The event lasts from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch will be served for $5. For more information, visit http://www.surfcitylions.org.
Parents of Murdered Children hosts a day of remembrance at Pier Plaza, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. Survivor resource booths will be on display from 4 to 8 p.m., with a ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call (714) 999-7132 or visit http://www.gocpomc.org.
The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County presents its eighth annual Gardening Seminar, titled "How to Get the Most Out of Your Garden," featuring a panel of top garden experts and authors. The seminar lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. and cost is $37, with extra for lunch. For more information, call (714) 708-1606 or visit http://www.uccemg.com/seminar.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley hosts "No Frills, No Fuss, Just Golf," a fundraiser for the new preschool the club is building at Golden West College. Check-in is at 11 a.m., with the event starting at 1 p.m. at the Old Ranch Country Club, 3901 Lampson Ave., Seal Beach. Golfers must wear proper attire, with no metal spikes allowed. Registration cost is $115, $100 of which goes to the Boys & Girls clubs. For more information or to register, call (714) 309-4962.
TUESDAY TILL OCT. 2
The 2010 SoCal Film Festival, featuring independent movies from around the world with several entries from Huntington Beach filmmakers, takes place at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Admission is $5 for short film collections, $7 for feature films, $20 for a Friday-Saturday pass and $30 for all-festival passes. For more information and a schedule of showings, call (800) 714-5976 or visit http://www.socalfilmfest.com.
The 14th annual Pilgrimage of the Gabrielino, Tongva, Juaneño and Acjachemen people will take place at Bolsa Chica at noon and 1:30 p.m., with prayers and performances by the California Bear Dancers and musicians Gary Lemos, Sara Thompson and Robert Leon. Skirts are required for the Bear Ceremony and potluck dishes are appreciated. For more information, call (951) 675-3344 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous hosts a community information meeting for people suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia at St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. The workshop is free and goes from 8 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, call (949) 748-6407 or visit http://www.foodaddicts.org.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, along with other faiths, hosts the second annual "Blessing of the Waves" at the Huntington Beach Pier from 9 to 11 a.m. The event brings together surfers and others to show spiritual appreciation for the ocean. For more information, call (714) 282-3000.