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YOUR WEEKEND

FRIDAY: Fountain Valley Sports Park and Recreation Center, 16400 Brookhurst St., hosts he Orange County Chocolate Festival on Friday and Saturday. The event features chocolates, wine tasting, live music and more and is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $30. For more information, call (714) 847-7714 or visit http://www.occhocolatefestival.com.

SATURDAY: Local punk and metal bands Sons of a HERO (pictured), Magnetic Playground, Uncle Junkie, Hangar 18 and Distilled Spirits perform at Blue Café, 17208 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The show is 21 and older only and starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.bluecafelive.com.

SUNDAY: The Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra performs from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. For more information, call (714) 842-4481.

TODAY

'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.

SATURDAY

Mystery Author

Jeri Westerson signs copies of her new mystery novel, "The Demon's Parchment," at the Mystery Ink Bookstore, 7176 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The event is at 11 a.m. For more information, call (714) 960-4000.

WEDNESDAY

'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 Beach.

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 information, call (714) 375-8429. Reservations may be mailed to FOTL, Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. 92648.

NOV. 11

Author And Survival Expert

Dawne Knobbe, the author of the novel "Runaway Storm," will conduct a survival presentation and sign copies of her book at REI, 7777 Edinger Ave., Suite 138, Huntington Beach. The event is free and runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (714) 379-1938.

NOV. 12

Fireman's Ball

The Sunset Beach Fireman's Ball, an annual fundraiser for art programs in Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach, takes place at the Best Western Golden Sails Hotel's Crystal Ballroom, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach. The celebration includes music, dancing, gift raffles, a silent auction, a no-host bar and a grand prize drawing for a beach cruiser bike. Dress is semi-formal and a $20 donation is requested at the door. The event is from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call (562) 592-1825 or (360) 907-1090.

NOV. 13

Classic Car Show

The Surf City Beach Cruise, a classic car show in honor of Veterans Day, takes place in the beach parking lot on Pacific Coast Highway at Beach Boulevard. Car owners are invited to bring their classic models for viewing, and there will also be food, music, opportunity drawings and more from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration for cars is $30, but admission to the general public is free; parking in the lot costs $15. Volunteers are welcome to help run the event and the Marines will conduct a Toys for Tots drive. For more information, call (714) 914-7726 or visit http://www.surfcitybeachcruise.com.

Roller Derby

The OC Roller Girls play their last bout of the season at the Rinks, 5555 McFadden Ave., Huntington Beach. The event begins with a junior roller derby from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m., with the main event at 7 p.m. pitting the Crash Test Bunnies against the Psycho Ex-Girlfriends. OC Elvis performs at halftime. Tickets are $12. For more information, call (877) 623-3729 or visit http://www.ocrollergirls.com.

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 http://www.hboilers.com.

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."

NOV. 18

'SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions'

Rainn Wilson, star of "The Office," will discuss and sign his new book, "SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions" at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave. No. 110, Huntington Beach.

NOV. 19

'Tattoo Chronicles'

Kat Von D, star of TLC's "LA Ink," will sign her new book, "Tattoo Chronicles," at 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave. No. 110, Huntington Beach. This is a wristband event. Attendees must have a book and receipt to get in signing line. Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 9 a.m.

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