SATURDAY: The Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach hosts a Family Fun Day at the Huntington Central Park Sports Complex, 18100 Goldenwest St. The event lasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes entertainment, karate demonstrations, games, food and more. Admission is $5, with children 2 and under free. Games are $1 per unit. For more information, email

TILL SATURDAY: OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, presents "The Dreams of a Dream," an exhibit of pastels and drawings by Scott Valenzuela. Gallery hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.

SUNDAY: The 11th annual Taste of Huntington Beach takes place at the Huntington Central Park Sports Complex, 18100 Goldenwest St. More than 40 eateries, as well as 30 wineries and breweries, offer samples, and the event also includes a silent auction and music from Dean Torrence and the Surf City All-Stars. General admission is $65, with VIP tickets for $85. The event lasts from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (714) 375-5023.



Art of the Figure

"Expressions of the Figure," a show featuring work by Christopher Chinn, Suzanne Justice, Hyatt Moore, Alice Foss Thorne and Bruce Vanderwilt, runs at Golden West College's Fine Arts Gallery, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call (714) 895-8772.


Domestic Violence Panel

Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach hosts a panel of representatives from Orange County organizations that assist domestic violence victims at the Claim Jumper Restaurant's media room, 18050 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. The panel begins at 6 p.m. and admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information, call (714) 488-7800.

Nic Sheff

Nic Sheff, bestselling author of "Tweak," will discuss and sign his new book, "We All Fall Down" at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. No. 110. For more information, call (714) 897-8781.


Juried Art Show

The Huntington Beach Art League accepts entries for its Annual Juried Open Show at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Works of all mediums are accepted from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. There is a limit of three items per artist and the price is $15 per entry for Art League members, $20 for non-members. The show runs Sunday to May 28 in the library's Windows Gallery with an awards reception from 6 to 8 p.m. May 7. For more information, call (714) 840-5010 or (714) 848-8203.


Native Plant Sale

Shipley Nature Center's annual Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes an information fair with community groups and businesses sharing information about the environment. Naturalists from Inside the Outdoors will bring live animals. Nursery volunteers will be on hand to talk about adding native plants to your garden. Nature hikes with Shipley Docents will be scheduled during the day. Parking is available at the Shipley lot at 17851 Goldenwest St., at the Sports Center on Goldenwest, or off Edwards Street at Central Park Drive. For more information, call (714) 842-4772 or visit

Women's Shopping Day

Behind the Picket Fence hosts an all-day boutique titled "Vintage and Handmade Marketplace — Girls Shopping Day" at Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. More than 50 vendors sell handmade items, antiques and vintage goods, including handbags, shoes, scarves, beauty products and more. The event lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call (714) 465-6358.

Assistance League Benefit

Assistance League of Huntington Beach presents "Treasures by the Sea 2011: California's Gold," a benefit featuring silent and live auctions, a luncheon, an opportunity drawing and entertainment, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, Convention Center, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The silent auction begins at 9:30 a.m. and the luncheon at noon. For more information, call (714) 596-9935.


Ballet Repertory Theatre

Huntington Beach's Ballet Repertory Theatre closes its 34th season with "Coppelia" at the Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way, Westminster. Performances are at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and admission is $18 general, $15 for seniors, students and children younger than 12. For more information, call (714) 793-1150.

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