Calendar

SATURDAY

Derby Day

The Therapeutic Riding Center hosts its third annual Derby Day in the Red Horse Barn at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, 18381 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The event is from 2 to 6 p.m. and includes riding demonstrations, stick pony races, a silent auction, children's entertainment, a hat contest and more. Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for children (ages 3 and younger free). For more information, call (714) 313-0922 or (714) 848-0966.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Art Festival

The 44th Annual Sunset Beach Art Festival takes place at the Sunset Beach Community Center & Green Belt, 17222 S. Pacific Ave. The festival IS from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and features art vendors, entertainment, food, a raffle and a kids' talent show. Admission is free, with raffle tickets $1 for art and $5 for a handmade quilt. For more information, call (562) 592-1825.

MAY 13 TILL MAY 15

Duck-A-Thon

The annual Duck-A-Thon takes place at the Huntington Beach Pier. The event begins with a wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door, with VIP tickets $50 and $60, respectively. The Duck Festival, in which individuals and companies race rubber ducks off the pier, takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit AltaMed's Huntington Beach community clinic. For more information and exact event times, call (714) 500-0382 or visit http://www.duckathon.org.

MAY 15

DeLorean Car Show

Old World Village hosts "Back to the Village," a DeLorean car show, at 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. More than a dozen classic DeLoreans will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. There will also be a marketplace sidewalk sale, with a dachshund race starting at 3 p.m. Admission is free to the car show and $1 to the race. For more information, call (714) 895-8020 or visit http://www.oldworld.ws.

Blood Drive

Community United Methodist Church hosts a Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6652 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (714) 842-4461 or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org.

ONGOING

Amigos de Bolsa Chica offers free public tours from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of every month, leaving every 15 minutes at the pedestrian bridge at the Bolsa Chica wetlands on Pacific Coast Highway across from Bolsa Chica State Beach. For more information, call (714) 840-1575 or visit http://www.amigosdebolsa

chica.org.

Orange Coast Gakuen Japanese Language School offers adult Japanese language classes with veteran instructor Yoko Saito, adult Japanese floral arrangement classes with ikenobo expert Ogawa Sensei and Japanese language classes for children ages 5 to 18 at 21141 Strathmoor Lane, Huntington Beach. For more information, visit http://www.orangecoast

gakuen.org or call (714) 235-5559.

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.

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.

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