FRIDAY: The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce presents its Winner Circle Breakfast at 7:15 a.m. at SeaCliff Country Club, 6501 Palm Ave., Huntington Beach. Cost for members is $27 and $30 for non-members. For more information, call (714) 536-8888.

SATURDAY: Etchings by French artist Louis Icart will be on display Saturday and Sunday at Absolutely Fabulous Unique Gifts & Décor, 6024 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and there will be an opening reception at 6 p.m. Saturday. All artworks will be for sale. For more information, call (714) 842-1608 or visit

SUNDAY: Local surf bands Thee Swank Bastards (pictured) and The Counselors perform at the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, 411 Olive St., Huntington Beach. The shows are free and are from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit


Lights Out

The Lights Out art exhibit — featuring oil paintings on recycled tempered glass, backlit by LEDs — by local artist Joshua Serafin is at the EC Art Gallery, 19400 Beach Blvd., No. 6, Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 963-1791.



The 44th season of Art-A-Fair, which features exhibits from local artists, is at 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. An adult season pass is $7 for one of Southern California's most popular art festivals. For more info, visit or call (949) 494-4514.


FlipOut for Babies

Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, hosts FlipOut for Babies, a night of music and prizes. The March of Dimes event, which raises funds for research and educational programs aimed at giving babies a healthy start, starts at 7:30 p.m. and features a special performance by Johnny DeMaria. For more information, call (714) 377-7937 or visit


Bookstore Opening

Mystery Ink Bookstore, a new business at 7176 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, will celebrate its grand opening with two days of author signings. Craig MacDonald, Gregg Hurwitz, Christopher Rice and Sheila Lowe will be among those appearing Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (714) 960-4000.


Free Bridal Gowns

In celebration of the Fourth of July, Castle for Brides & Tuxedo will give away free designer wedding gowns to military brides-to-be from Tuesday through July 16 at 15091 Goldenwest St. Brides must be engaged, be on active duty in the military or have a fiance on active duty in Afghanistan or Iraq. For more information regarding eligibility, call (714) 891-6800 or visit


Photography Workshops

Rolf Goellnitz, the creative director of OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, will lead a series of photography workshops for amateurs at the gallery at Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., #32, Huntington Beach. The workshops will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. July 15 and 22 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 17 and 24. Enrollment is $75 and each workshop is limited to six people. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.

AUG. 26

Legal Workshop

The Alzheimer's Assn., presents a legal workshop on planning for long-term care at 9:30 a.m. at Sunrise Senior Living, 7401 Yorktown Ave., Huntington Beach. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call (949) 757-3703.

NOV. 3

Legal Workshop

The Alzheimer's Assn., presents a legal workshop on planning for long-term care at 5:30 p.m. at Alzheimer's Family Services Center, 9451 Indianapolis Ave., Huntington Beach. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call (949) 757-3703.


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.

While cats and kittens are available every day, the main events are from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Petco, 5961 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, and PetSmart, 7600 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 448-9079.

The Huntington Beach Business Investment District will present the Downtown Huntington Beach Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. every third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call (714) 536-8300.

The Huntington Newcomers Club welcomes all new residents as well as "long-timers" into their group of active and friendly women. The club meets at 11 a.m. the second Tuesday each month at different area restaurants. Other activities include book clubs, bridge groups and much more. For more information about events and meetings, call (714) 846-0108.

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.

The historic Newland House Museum, 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, offers tours from local historians who provide information about the two-story Victorian home built in 1898. The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. the first and third Saturday and Sunday of the month. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children. For information, call (714) 960-0055. For a rental, call (714) 536-5486.

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