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FRIDAY: Alternative rock band Secret Garden performs a free show from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bella Terra Mall. The event is part of the Summer Concert Series at Bella Terra.

SATURDAY: A memorial ceremony (pictured) for the victims of the 9/11 attacks is at 6 p.m. at Pier Plaza, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 536-3855.

SUNDAY: Local surf bands The Fabulous Nomads and The Mighty Surf Lords perform free shows from 1 to 4 p.m. at Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, 411 Olive Ave. For more information, visit




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



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

Roller Derby

The OC Roller Girls compete against San Diego Roller Derby at the Rinks, 5555 McFadden Ave., Huntington Beach. The Wheel Housewives of OC compete at 6 p.m., Blockwork Orange at 8 p.m. Admission is $12 to $20 and part of the proceeds benefits the Los Alamitos Police Officers Assn. For more information, call (877) 623-3729 or 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.


Ballet Festival


Ballet Repertory Theatre opens its 34th season with its annual Fall Festival at the Golden West College Theater, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The show, featuring classics from Spain, Russia and elsewhere, is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $13 to $16. For more information, call (714) 895-8150 or visit


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 https://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

Dog Surfing

The second annual Surf City Surf Dog event, in which dogs compete on surfboards, takes place at the Huntington Dog Beach, Goldenwest Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and heats begin at 8:20 a.m. For more information, visit

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.

SEPT. 23

Bird Lecture

Jim and Sylvia Gallagher give a presentation on “Birds of Bolsa Chica” at a forum hosted by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., Rooms C and D. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call (714) 846-1001.

SEPT. 24

Visionary Women

Actress Olympia Dukakis will be the special guest at the fourth annual Visionary Women Luncheon put on by the Alzheimer’s Assn., Orange County Chapter. The event, which honors outstanding caregivers, is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. Tickets are $100 per person, with tables starting at $1,500. For more information, call (949) 654-2512.

SEPT. 25


Orange Community Bank and the Surf City Lions Club host a “Community Shred-a-Thon” in the parking lot of the bank at 6941 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. Visitors are asked to bring paper records (five legal-size boxes maximum) to be professionally shredded. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch will be served for $5. For more information, visit