FRIDAY: Orange County-based band Aloha Radio (pictured) performs a free show at Bella Terra Mall as part of the Summer Concert Series at Bella Terra. The show starts at 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: Soul and R&B group Scott Martin Band performs a free show at Bella Terra Mall as part of the Summer Concert Series at Bella Terra. The show starts at 6 p.m.
SUNDAY: Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra Mall hosts a book fair for HB Reads Friday through Sunday. Funds during the book fair will be used to purchase copies of the featured book for the HB Reads program. For more information, visit http://www.hbreads.org.
Crank It Up
Hello Cleveland plays arena rock at the Bella Terra amphitheater, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The show is free and is from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (714) 897-2534.
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.
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 information, visit http://www.art-a-fair.com or call (949) 494-4514.
"Couples and Pairs," a collection of paintings, silk-screen prints and gouaches by German artist Ernst Wille (1916-2005), will be on display at the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art at Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave. No. 32, Huntington Beach. The gallery is open 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.
SEPT. 4 AND SEPT. 5
Civil War Days
The Huntington Beach Historical Society presents Civil War Days, a series of Civil War reenactments — including Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, battles and weapons demonstrations — at Huntington Central Park, 7111 Talbert Ave. Events begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Admission is free, with refreshment proceeds benefiting the Historical Society. For more information, call (714) 969-8928 or visit http://www.hbcivilwar.webs.com.
SEPT. 5 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.
Walk for Wildlife
The Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center presents its 5K Walk/Run for the Wildlife at Huntington State Beach, beginning just north of the wetlands jetty at Brookhurst Street. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with a stretch and warmup at 9 and the run/walk at 9:30. Parking is $15. For more information, visit http://www.wwccoc.org.
The Greater Huntington
Beach Interfaith Council
presents the 11th annual Procession of Light, starting
at the library at Main Street
and Acacia Avenue and continuing to Pier Plaza. The event begins by the library at 2:30 p.m. and features live music, prayer and more until 5 p.m. Representatives from about 35 faiths are expected to attend. For more information, call (714) 963-4611 or visit http://www.ghbic.org.
The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce presents its third annual Green Expo, featuring vendor booths, live music and more at Pier Plaza, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The expo is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.huntingtonbeach
Walk for Water
Women of the Wells hosts the Walk 4 Water, a 5K walk to raise money for clean water in blighted parts of the world, at the Strand on Huntington Beach, near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk is at 9:30. Cost is $25. For more information, call (949) 644-4860 or visit http://www.womenofthewells.org.
Chefs for Scholarships
Golden West College presents Chefs for Scholarships, a fundraiser in which 25 local restaurants provide food and beverage samples, at the GWC Student Center on campus. There will also be silent auctions, live music, children's entertainment and more from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 for general admission, $20 for students with ID and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, call (714) 895-8316 or visit http://www.chefs4scholarships.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 email@example.com.
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.