FRIDAY: The three-day Waitiki Festival, featuring dinner, music and dancing, goes till Friday at Don the Beachcomber at 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The Waitiki 7 (pictured), with Robert Drasnin and Sherry Shaoling present "Coronation of the Voodoo Masters" Dec. 30; the Waitiki 7 with Combustible Edison Alums, Brother Cleve and the Millionaire present "The New Sounds of Exotica" Dec. 31. The event begins at 7 p.m. each night and tickets range from $30 to $125. For more information, call (562) 592-1321 or visit http://www.donthebeachcomber

SATURDAY: Second Chance Pet Adoptions hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Petco, 5961 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 448-9079.

SUNDAY: RA Sushi Bar, 155 5th St., Huntington Beach, hosts a New Years Remix Party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. There are various drink and food specials during the night. For more information, visit


One-Woman Show

"Destination Art," a one-woman show by Huntington Beach artist Sherry Marger, is on display at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Open hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (714) 842-4481.


Photography Show

"Drama in Seven Acts," a photography exhibit featuring works by Lauren Greenfield, Alvin Booth, Themba Hadebe, David Lurie, Euro Rotelli, Robert Stivers and Guy Tillim, is on display at the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave. #32, Huntington Beach. Regular gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. The gallery is closed between Dec. 20 and Jan. 3. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.


New Year's Bash

La Brique Steakhouse hosts its first New Year's celebration at 14892 Springdale St., Huntington Beach. Pianist Richie Fauno and multi-instrumentalist Danny Lantz perform beginning at 8 p.m., and the menu includes a number of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Patrons can arrange to have the restaurant's Town Car escort them home after the event. Cost for the event is $95. For more information, call (714) 897-0055.

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Blood Drive

Community United Methodist Church hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive at 6652 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach. The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all participants receive a $5 coupon for Daphne's Greek Café and a voucher for two tickets to a Los Angeles Clippers game. Donor ID is required. For more information, call (714) 842-4461 or visit


The Clara Barton Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Community United Methodist Church, 6652 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach. Membership in DAR is open to any woman at least 18 years old who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. For more information, call (714) 962-0840.

Foundation for Neurosciences Stroke and Recovery (FNSR) offers a support group for adults with early onset Parkinson's Disease the third Friday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. For more information, call (562) 983-8139 or visit

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.

Second Chance Pet Adoptions hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Petco, 5961 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 448-9079.

The Huntington Beach Business Improvement 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.

The Huntington Newcomers Club welcomes all new residents as well as "long-timers" into their group of active and friendly women. The club meets at 11 a.m. the second Tuesday each month at different area restaurants. Other activities include book clubs, bridge groups and much more. For more information about events and meetings, call (714) 846-0108.

Members of the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club, 3821 Warner Ave., meet for brunch on the first three Sundays of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public and guests are welcome. Cost is $12. For information and reservations, call (562) 592-2186.

The historic Newland House Museum, 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, offers tours from local historians who provide information about the two-story Victorian home built in 1898. The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. the first and third Saturday and Sunday of the month. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children.

For information, call (714) 960-0055. For a rental, call

(714) 536-5486.

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