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YOUR WEEKEND

FRIDAY: Irish rockabilly band Lexington Field performs at Gallagher's Pub and Grill, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The show starts at 9 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.gallagherspub.com.

SATURDAY: Brix hosts a charity wine and beer tasting to benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions at 16635 Pacific Coast Hwy., Sunset Beach. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. and admission is $35 per person, $60 per couple. For more information, call (714) 989-6964.

SUNDAY: The Surf City USA Marathon, an annual charity race featuring a marathon, half-marathon and other contests, takes off in front of the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The marathon begins at 6:30 a.m., with the half-marathon at 7:45 a.m., the kids' fun runs between 8:30 and 9 a.m. and the one-mile charity run/walk at 9:15 a.m. Registration is closed for all races. For more information, call (888) 422-0786 or visit http://www.runsurfcity.com.

TODAY TILL SATURDAY

Shakespeare Comedy

Alethia Christian Theater presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $7 general admission for the Saturday matinee. For more information, call (562) 841-3288 or visit http://www.alethiatheater.com.

TILL FEB. 19

Art Exhibition

The Huntington Beach Art Center presents "Centered on the Center 2011," a non-juried exhibition of works no more than two years old, at 538 Main St., Huntington Beach. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (714) 374-1650 or visit http://www.huntingtonbeachartcenter.org.

TILL FEB. 25

Self-Management Workshop

Fountain Glen Seacliff, 7181 Garden Glen Court, Huntington Beach, hosts a free six-week Self-Management Workshop on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. The program was developed by the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center and is especially designed to assist people with arthritis, diabetes, heart/lung problems, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions. For more information, call (714) 960-1600.

SATURDAY

Paper Shredding

Orange Community Bank and Vikings Baseball host a community paper shred in the parking lot of Orange Community Bank, 6491 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The event is free and is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (714) 230-8770.

FEB. 10

Romance Tea

Huntington Beach Friends of the Library hosts its annual Romance Tea, featuring authors Carol Snow, Tessa Dare and Patricia Wynn, in rooms C and D of the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. The event begins at 2 p.m. and admission is $18. For more information, call (714) 375-8429 or visit http://www.hbpl.org.

Crime Author

Caitlin Rother, author of the true-crime novel "Dead Reckoning," reads from and signs her book at Barnes & Noble, Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The event is free and begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 897-8781.

FEB. 12

Valentine Blues

Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band present a Valentine's concert with rock, blues, R&B and jazz at Bella Terra's outdoor amphitheater, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The show is free and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.bellaterra-hb.com.

FEB. 18

Kayak Cleanup

The Bolsa Chica Conservancy hosts a cleanup of Outer Bolsa Bay starting at the conservancy at 3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Kayaks will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. The cleanup takes place from 8 to 11 a.m. For more information, call (714) 846-1114.

FEB. 19

Charity Walk/Run

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center hosts the Fountain Valley Fit To Be Square 5K Fun Run/Walk and Expo at Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the walk/run at 8 a.m. and a Kids Obstacle Course and Pet Prance at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, visit http://www.fv5k.org.

FEB. 20

Sweetheart Brunch

Olive Crest, a nonprofit for abused and neglected children, hosts its annual Sweetheart Brunch at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The event begins at 11 a.m. and features a speech by former foster child Tarae Graves, as well as live and silent auctions and opportunity drawings. Tickets are $85 per person or $800 for a table of 10. For more information, call (714) 543-5437, ext. 1184 or visit http://www.olivecrest.org.

FEB. 22

Kayak Cleanup

The Bolsa Chica Conservancy hosts a cleanup of Inner Bolsa Bay, starting at the conservancy at 3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Kayaks will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. The cleanup takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (714) 846-1114.

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