Huntington Welcomes Sunset


The Sunset Beach Community Assn. and the city of Huntington Beach hosts a short welcoming ceremony at 7 p.m. in the lot next to the Fire Station/Community Center, 16865 12th St., before the regularly scheduled community meeting. Mayor Joe Carchio is expected to give an official welcome and present the association with a city flag and plaque, among other items. Remarks will be made by the Sunset Beach Community Association Board of Directors and other Huntington Beach dignitaries.



Mixed Media Show

"Visual Integrity," a show featuring work by Caesar Alzate Jr., Jennifer Reifsneider, Shiva Aliabadi, Janet Adams, Chris Sullivan, Carolyn Machado, Anne Christensen, Laurie Hassold, Thinh Nguyen, Jeff Gillette and David Jang, is on display at the Coastline Community College Art Gallery, 10156 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday or by appointment. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 963-8475 or visit


Self-Management Class


The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program offers a free six-week self-management class at FountainGlen Seacliff Clubhouse, 7181 Garden Glen Court, Huntington Beach. The class runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays and covers nutrition, medication, relaxation techniques, goal-setting and more. Enrollment is limited to 20 people. For more information, call (714) 374-6360 or (714) 960-1600.



Old World Village hosts its 34th annual Oktoberfest, featuring German music, food, dancing and more, at 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Regular hours are 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. (Only 21 and older admitted Friday and Saturday.) Admission is free Wednesday and Thursday; $15 Friday and Saturday; and $5 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 12 Sunday. For more information, call (714) 895-8020 or visit


'I Believe I'm Dreaming or Six Attempts to Face and Ignore Reality'

The OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art presents "I Believe I'm Dreaming or Six Attempts to Face and Ignore Reality," curated by Rolf Goellnitz. A reception is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 8. Admission is free. The museum is at 7561 Center Ave. No. 32. For more information, visit or call (714) 421-0476.



Book signing, discussion

Bestselling author Taylor Anderson will discuss and sign "Firestorm," Book 6 in the Destroyermen series, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7777 Edinger Ave. No. 110. For more information, call (714) 897-8781 or visit


Dog Adoptions

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


Wine, Cheese And Chocolate Fundraiser

Enjoy an afternoon of wine, cheese and chocolate with Project Self Sufficiency from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Newland Barn, 19822 Beach Blvd. Live music and silent auctions are part of the festivities. Proceeds help single parents earning their education to become self sufficient. Tickets are $30 until 10 p.m. Friday and $40 at the door For more information, visit


Storytime and Signing

Author-illustrator Peter Brown will read and sign his new picture book, "You Will Be My Friend" at 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7777 Edinger Ave. No. 110. For more information, call (714) 897-8781 or visit


'Hilarious Halloween Haunt'

The Children's Library presents the outdoor puppet show "Hilarious Halloween Haunt" at 10 a.m. outside on the Main Street Branch lawn, 525 Main St., for kids and their parents. Bring something to sit on, and dress for outside weather. Children can wear their Halloween costumes. Tickets are $4 per person. For more information call (714) 375-5107.

OCT. 13

Panel Discussion and Signing

The Dark Days Tour featuring Kiersten White with "Supernaturally," Claudia Gray with "Fateful," Amy Garvey with "Cold Kiss" and Anna Carey with "Eve" focuses on paranormal romance, supernatural thrillers and otherworldly adventures at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7777 Edinger Ave. No. 110. For more information, call (714) 897-8781 or visit

OCT. 14

Reading and Signing

Author Simone Elkeles will discuss and sign "Chain Reaction," Book 3 in the Perfect Chemistry series at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7777 Edinger Ave. No. 110. For more information, call (714) 897-8781 or visit

OCT. 14 TILL OCT. 23

'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Golden West College theater arts department presents Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in the Golden West College Mainstage Theater. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors, and $12 for general admission. For more information, call (714) 895-8150 or visit

OCT. 15

Women's Association Meeting

The American Assn. of University Women, Westminster-Fountain Valley-Huntington Beach branch, meets at 10:30 a.m. to hear Julie Thompson-Dobkin, owner of Thompkin Cellar, speak about running a winery. The lunch is $22 and takes place at the Meadowlark Golf Court, 16782 Graham St., Huntington Beach. To reserve a spot or for more information, call (714) 962-0197.