FRIDAY: Brandon Mull, bestselling author of the Fablehaven series will discuss and sign his new series for children, Beyonders No. 1: "A World Without Heroes" at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. No. 110. For more information, call (714) 897-8781.
SATURDAY: The 6th Annual Bob White Invitational Youth Karate Tournament takes place at the gymnasium at Huntington Beach High School, 1905 Main St. The tournament lasts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and raises funds for Royal Family Kids' Camps, a charity for abused and neglected children. For more information, call (949) 645-0337 or visit http://www.bobwhiteinvitational.com.
SUNDAY: The 2011 Vans Pier Classic, a four-star event on the ASP North American Tour, wraps up at the Huntington Beach Pier. Local surfer Micah Byrne (pictured) is one of the many surfing stars who will compete in the event, which started Wednesday. For more information, visit http://www.vans.com.
Elva Treviño Hart, the author of this year's HB Reads selection, "Barefoot Heart," appears at the home of Ralph and Charlene Bauer, 16511 Cotuit Circle, Huntington Beach. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. and suggested donation is $50. For more information, visit http://www.hbreads.org.
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.
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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, including dinner for two at Benihana, a free one-night stay at Embassy Suites and free Sunday brunch at the Waterfront Hilton. 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.
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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. The closing reception is 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 or visit http://www.billandersonartgallery.com.
TILL APRIL 30
'The Dreams Of A Dream'
OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, presents an exhibit of pastels and drawings by Scott Valenzuela. Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and also by appointment. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.
Mr. Huntington Beach
The Mr. Huntington Beach Contest, a parody of beauty pageants with contestants joining in swimwear, talent and evening-wear competitions, takes place at Old World Festival Hall, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. The show begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $35. For more information, call (714) 487-7647.
A reception for the Coastline Community College Art Gallery's latest exhibition "Collective Knowledge" will be from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition showcases art by the Coast Community College Visual Arts faculty. The evening will include a program to honor Jay Sagen, recently retired curator for the Coastline Art Gallery. The gallery, 10156 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach, is open from
1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call (714) 963-8475.
Community Garden Opens
The Huntington Beach Community Garden's ribbon cutting ceremony is at 1 p.m. Huntington Beach Community Garden President David Baronfeld will provide a brief history of the garden and honor those whose efforts contributed to its being established. Brief tours will be available immediately following the ceremony. For more information: contact Mary Lou Ledgerwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 812-9891, or Annette Parsons at email@example.com or (714) 317-5921.
Car and Truck Show
The West Orange County Alumnae of Sigma Kappa Sorority hosts the third annual Classic Car and Truck Show at 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. Proceeds will go toward Alzheimer's disease research. The show is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 (children younger than 12 and accompanied Alzheimer's patients are free). For more information, call (714) 596-2526 or visit http://www.drivingtowardacure.net.
Huntington Beach Tomorrow
The grass-roots group Huntington Beach Tomorrow hosts a community meeting in room C of the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Mayor Joe Carchio and City Manager Fred Wilson will speak. The meeting is free and is from 7 to 8:45 p.m. For more information, call (714) 840-4015 or visit hbtomorrow.wordpress.com.
High School Musical
Brethren Christian High School presents "Bye Bye Birdie" at 21141 Strathmoor Lane, Huntington Beach. Showtimes are 7 p.m. April 1, 2, 8 and 9. Tickets are $10 to $15. For more information, call (714) 962-6617 or visit http://www.bcplayhouse.net.