FRIDAY: The Michael E. Rodgers Seniors Centers, 1706 Orange Ave., Huntington Beach, hosts monthly ballroom dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month. Cost is $7.50 per person, and snacks and coffee are included. Singles are welcome. For more information, call (714) 536-9387.

SATURDAY: The annual Huntington Beach Kite Party (pictured), featuring some of the best professional kite fliers in the country, is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Main Street in Huntington Beach. The public is invited to fly their kites outside the roped-off competition area. For more information, call (714) 536-3630.

SUNDAY: Dachshund races are held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Sunday at Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Admission is $1 and parking is free. To register your dog, call (714) 898-5111.


Bolsa Chica Plan

The Bolsa Chica Land Trust presents "CPR for the Mesa," its restoration plan for the Bolsa Chica mesa, at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. The presentation is free and begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 846-1001.


Printmaking Exhibit

Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery presents "Printmaking, Printmaking and Printmaking," an exhibit featuring work by 10 artists, at 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and admission is free. For more information, call (714) 895-8772.


Phone Book Drive

Residents may bring in phone books in exchange for a raffle ticket at Beachside Recycling, 8601 Edison Ave., Huntington Beach. Winners will be announced April 5 for prizes. Beachside is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (714) 969-7638.


American Master Painter

"American Master," an exhibit of drawings, paintings and prints by Milford Zornes, is on display at the Anderson Art Gallery, 16812 Pacific Coast Hwy., Sunset Beach. Works by Bill Anderson, Raul Anguiano, Henry Fukuhara, Howard Hitchcock and Bea Riley are also on display. Opening reception is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, closing reception 1 to 5 p.m. April 3. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (562) 592-4393.


Run for Marines

The 3rd annual 3/1 Run, a 5K run/walk to benefit the Huntington Beach 3/1 Marines Foundation, begins in the parking lot at Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. and registration is $40 in advance, $60 on the day of the event. Breakfast is provided with a suggested $5 donation. For more information, call (714) 375-3131 or visit


Church Dedication

Calvary Chapel of the Harbour, which recently moved from Sunset Beach, dedicates its new church building at Peter's Landing Marina, 16450 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The dedication starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call (562) 592-1800.

Tree Planting

The Huntington Beach Tree Society plants Camphor trees in honor of Arbor Day on the Main Street green median south of Adams Avenue. The event starts at 10 a.m. and volunteers are welcome. For more information, visit


St. Paddy's Special

Monkey House Café, 18862 Beach Blvd., Suite 101, Huntington Beach, offers a St. Paddy's Special for St. Patrick's Day, featuring beer, wine, raffles and traditional Irish foods. The festivities last from 6 to 9 p.m. and cost is $18 plus tax. Seats are limited, so RSVP at (714) 803-8989 or (714) 274-1176.


Irish Festival

Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church hosts an Irish festival at the campus' Coleman Hall, 20444 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach. The event, which includes Irish corned beef and cabbage, dancing and music by the Rovers Three, runs from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $20 presale, $25 at the door. For more information, call (714) 962-3333.


Purim Celebration

The Hebrew Academy hosts its annual Grand Purim Celebration at 14401 Willow Lane, Huntington Beach. The festivities include a Megillah reading, costume contests, a magic show, raffles, lunch and hamentaschen, and last from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Admission is $5. For more information, call (714) 898-0051.


Village Vendors

Street vendors offering crafts, jewelry, art, furniture, clothing and other items make their monthly appearance at Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. The market is open from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (714) 895-8020.


Drum Spectacular

Street Beat, a theatrical drum and dance ensemble, performs for children at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. The show begins at 4 p.m. in the Library Theater and admission is $4. For more information, call (714) 375-5107.

Democratic Club

The Democratic Club of West Orange County presents a seminar on "Why are city governments important to our daily lives and what do they do?" at the Green Valley Adult Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines West, Fountain Valley. The presentation is free and begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 501-1181.

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