FRIDAY: Local bands The Good Fiction, Robots Rise, Lazy Preacher and Distorted Faces perform at Blue Café, 17208 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The 21-and-older show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit

SATURDAY: Alternative rock band Adam's Attic performs a free show from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bella Terra Mall, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, as part of the Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit

SUNDAY: The Huntington Beach Historical Society presents Civil War Days (pictured), 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


Genealogy Lecture

The Orange County California Genealogical Society will host a free presentation on "Who Is That? Why Did Your Ancestors Associate with Apparent Strangers" at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. The speaker is Jean Wilcox Hibbens and her presentation will begin at 11 a.m. following the 10 a.m. general meeting. Hibbens will also lead a workshop at 12:30 p.m. on "Researching German Records When You Live in America and Don't Speak German." Admission to the workshop is $5 for nonmembers. For more information, call (949) 837-5200.

Car Wash Benefit

The Marina High School Marching Band hosts a charity car wash and bake sale at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 16351 Springdale St., Huntington Beach. The event is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.



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


Choral Auditions

The Orange County Choral Society auditions members for the 2010-11 season from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit

SEPT. 11

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

Country Music

The Singing Goodtimers perform during "Senior Saturday" at 9:15 a.m. at the Huntington Beach Pier. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 536-9387.

SEPT. 12

Interfaith Blessing

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

SEPT. 18

Green Expo

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

SEPT. 19

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

OCT. 2

Tribal Festival

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 email

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