Girls Night Out
Affinity & Co. Jewelers hosts a "Girls Night Out" to benefit Project Self-Sufficiency at 18575 Main St., Huntington Beach. From 4 to 8 p.m., the store features a live masseuse, a color specialist and opportunities for girls to try on diamond rings, necklaces and earrings. Affinity will match any personal care item or canned food donated by participants. The event also includes free food, beverages, gift bags and door prizes. For more information, call (714) 596-3900.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Hits for Funds
The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts hosts "Keep the Hits Coming," a benefit for the music, media, entertainment and technology department, at First Christian Church, 1207 Main St. The evening starts with a silent auction/raffle at 5:30 p.m. and a show at 7. Tickets are $18 to $20. For more information, call (714) 536-2514, ext. 4025
Drs. Ken Yabuki and Ryan Wyn host a Halloween candy buy-back program at their dental office at 18800 Main St., Suite 210, Huntington Beach. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding weekends), the office buys back candy for $1 per pound to send packages to troops overseas. For more information, call (714) 847-7733.
TILL NOV. 12
'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. Admission is free. The museum is at 7561 Center Ave. No. 32. For more information, visit http://www.omc-llc.com or call (714) 421-0476.
The Huntington Beach Bicycle Show is from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Pier Plaza, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The event includes vendors, test rides, a riding demonstration, an obstacle course and a Parade of Lights benefit ride in the evening. Admission is free. For a schedule of events, visit http://www.hbbicycleshow.com or call (714) 316-8149.
E-Waste Recycling Drive
The city of Huntington Beach and All Green Electronics Recycling host an e-waste recycling collection in the parking lot of the Michael E. Rodgers Seniors' Center, 1706 Orange Ave., Huntington Beach. Residents can drop off computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs, stereos and other electronic equipment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Furniture, household hazardous waste or kitchen appliances will not be accepted. For more information, visit http://www.allgreenrecycling.com.
2011 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Walk two to four miles to in the Walk to End Alzheimer's at 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. The registration and festival area open at 7:30 a.m., while opening ceremonies start at 9:30. The walk begins at 10. Parking is $15 or quarters for meters. The team's walk goal is $280,000. For more information, call or e-mail Andrea McDonald at (949) 757-3708 or Andrea.McDonald@alz.org. To volunteer, contact Melissa Anderson at (949) 757-3705 or email@example.com.
Paella for the Pelicans
The Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center hosts "Paella for the Pelicans," a cooking demonstration of seafood paella, at 21900 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. Vegetarian paella, sangria and beer will also be served, and a raffle will be held. The event is from 5 to 9 p.m. and a $25 donation is requested. For more information, call (714) 374-5587.
Surf City Beach Derby
The city of Huntington Beach, in partnership with Kinane Events and the Surf City USA Marathon, presents the Surf City Beach Derby, which features 10-mile and 10K runs along with 5K and 2K beach obstacle courses. The 10-mile run starts at 7 a.m. at the Huntington Beach Pier, the 10K run at 7:45 at the pier, and the obstacle courses at 8:15 on the beach. Proceeds benefit Project Self-Sufficiency. For more information, visit http://www.kinaneevents.com.
Celebrity Chef Dinner
Share Our Selves hosts a celebrity chef dinner at the Hilton Waterfront Resort, Huntington Beach. The event features a five-course dinner with wine pairings, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $250. For more information, contact Elizabeth Evans at (949) 270-2137 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.shareourselves.org.
Cat and Kitten Adoptions
Sit and Stay Café sponsors a cat and kitten adoption event at 328 11th St., Unit E, Huntington Beach. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and adoption fees start at $50. All cats and kittens are spayed, neutered, tested and vaccinated. For more information, call (714) 401-3379.
'Dater's Ed' Workshop
Marina High School, 15871 Springdale St., hosts a free workshop and book signing with Lisa Jander, author of "Dater's Ed: the Instruction Manual for Parents," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information call, (714) 893-6571 or visit http://www.DatersEd.com.