FRIDAY: BC Playhouse presents Joseph Kesselring's comedy "Arsenic & Old Lace" Friday and Saturday, in addition to Oct. 29 and 30. All shows start at 7 p.m. on the campus of Brethren Christian High School, 21141 Strathmoor Lane, Huntington Beach. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit

SATURDAY: The 56th annual Distance Derby, Orange County's oldest road race, will be from 7 a.m. to noon at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach. Proceeds benefit Project Self-Sufficiency. The 10-mile race starts at 7 a.m., followed by the 5-mile run and the Surf Kids Fun Run. For more information, visit

SUNDAY: Seventh Chakra Yoga, 19171 Magnolia St., No. 14, Huntington Beach, presents the Positive Music Concert Series, featuring performances by Bumtech, Amanda Holmes and Jeff Meler. Tickets are $15 and the show starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call (714) 965-7770 or visit


Law Society Dinner

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society's Orange County Chapter hosts its 2010 Annual Dinner at the Huntington Beach Hyatt, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett is the guest speaker. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $25 for law students and guests, $50 for Law Society Silver and Bronze members and guests, and $60 for all others. 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

Oct. 28

Interfaith Open House

The Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council invites the community to a free educational Interfaith Open House spotlighting "Mormon Beliefs, Practices and Culture" from 7 to 8 p.m. at the LDS chapel at 5402 Heil Ave. The program includes an overview, Q & A, music by the Crescendos, a church building tour, and interfaith fellowship over refreshments. This is the sixth event in the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council's "Open Door Series" featuring educational visits to various local congregations. The event includes an overview and answers to audience questions by the two "Stake Presidents" based in Huntington Beach who lead 17 congregations ("wards") of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (AKA LDS Church, Mormons) in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Westminster, and there will be no proselytizing. For more information, call (714) 848-0860.

OCT. 30

Moiola Mustang Madness Carnival

Moiola K-8 School, 9790 Finch Ave., Fountain Valley, hosts the Moiola Mustang Madness Carnival from noon to 5 p.m., featuring games, a 50/50 raffle, a rock climbing wall, inflatable obstacle courses, kid's crafts, face painting, yummy food and exciting exhibitors. Admission is free. Tickets are $1 each, 12 for $10, and 25 for $20. Wristbands that allow unlimited access to the games, the rock climbing wall and inflatable obstacle courses are available for $20 each. For more information, call Alicia Coronado at (714) 305-2580 or visit

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.

NOV. 4

'Daughters Break the Rules'

Joanna Philbin, Regis Philbin's daughter and a former TV and feature screenwriter, will read and sign "Daughters Break the Rules," the second entry in 'The Daughters' series, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave. No. 110, Huntington Beach.

NOV. 10

'The Three Kings'

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, author of "Dirty Girls on Top," will discuss and sign her new book, "The Three Kings: A Christmas Dating Story" at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave. No. 110, Huntington.

Take Me Out To The Library

The Friends of the Library will sponsor a baseball-themed evening with authors Jesse Katz, "The Opposite Field"; Robert Goldman, "Once They Were Angels"; and John Klima, "Willie's Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons" at the Huntington Beach Central Library. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested by Nov. 8. Cost is $10 per person. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the program starts at 7 p.m. Walk-ins may be welcomed, but call first. For more info, call (714) 375-8429. Reservations may be mailed to FOTL, Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. 92648.

NOV. 13

Casino Game Night

The Huntington Beach High School Educational Foundation is hosting a Casino Game Night at Meadowlark Golf Club, 16785 Graham St., Huntington Beach, to raise funds for new Math Technology and Score Boards for the new fields. Join in the fun with dinner, charity gaming and silent auction items, including front row tickets at graduation to a private party on a local ranch. Tickets are $45 per person (including dinner). For more information contact

(714) 536-1448 or visit

NOV. 15

'Girl's Best Friend'

Children's author Leslie Margolis will read and sign "Girl's Best Friend," a Maggie Brooklyn Mystery, at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave. No. 110, Huntington Beach. Margolis is also the author of "Boys Are Dogs."

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