Surf with the Big Dogs

The third annual Surf City Surf Dog event takes place in Huntington Beach, with opening ceremonies from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Shorebreak Hotel, 500 Pacific Coast Hwy. A Dog is Beachin' Fashion Show by Dog Is Good takes place at 6:30 p.m. A Hot Diggity Dog Expo takes place at the Strand outside the hotel from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, with a PAWabunga Canine Costume Contest & Owner Look-a-Like Contest at 1 p.m. A dog surfing competition takes place from

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Huntington Dog Beach by Goldenwest Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit


Self-Management Class

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program offers a free six-week self-management class at FountainGlen Seacliff Clubhouse, 7181 Garden Glen Court, Huntington Beach. The class runs from 9 to

11:30 a.m. Fridays and covers nutrition, medication, relaxation techniques, goal-setting and more. Enrollment is limited to 20 people. For more information, call (714) 374-6360 or (714) 960-1600.


Walk for Water

Women of the Wells leads its annual WOW Walk 4 Water in downtown Huntington Beach, starting on the beach by Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K walk/run begins at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds will support clean water wells in Africa, Asia and South America. Cost per person is $25. For more information, call (949) 644-2182 or visit

Gardening Seminar

UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County host their annual Gardening Seminar at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Speakers include Pat Welsh, Ron Vanderhoff, Annie Hall, Kay Havens and Teena Spindler, Birdie Fountain, Darren Haver, Cristin Fusano, Richard Hoenisch, Debra Lee Baldwin and John Kabashima. Check-in starts at 8 a.m., and the seminar lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $37, with $9 extra for lunch. For more information, call (714) 708-1646 or email


Bands and Bellies

Bands and Bellies VIII, a charity show to benefit the nonprofit Living Ubuntu, takes place at the Student Center at Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. Performers include the bands Deep Stirrings and the Channeling, solo acoustic artist Shafi Rajput, seven belly-dancing acts and one hoop-dancing act. There will also be face-painting, body art, vendor booths and vegetarian food. A $10 donation is requested and the show lasts from 5 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (949) 370-0523 or visit

Family Arts Day

The Huntington Beach Art Center hosts its 13th annual Family Arts Day at 538 Main St. Activities include watercolor painting, suminagashi, vinyl collage, mobile-making, clay-throwing, paper-making, painting and printing, as well as live music, dancing and storytelling. The event is free and is from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (714) 374-1650 or visit

Animal Benefit

Orange County SPCA hosts its 14th annual Walk for the Animals in Huntington Central Park, starting behind the Central Library at 7111 Talbert Ave. Registration takes place from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. The event also includes movie star look-alike and stunt contests for dogs, vendors, a silent auction and more. For more information, call (714) 374-7738 or visit

Walk for Nutrition

Fana Global Foundation hosts a 5K walk to raise awareness about childhood nutrition at the beach across from the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. The walk begins at 8 a.m. and costs $30, with children 12 and younger free. For more information, call (949) 209-7783 or visit


Marina Marching Band

The Marina High School Marching Band performs at a benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation at Cold Stone Creamery, 7071 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Make-A-Wish paper stars will be on sale for $1, and all ice cream proceeds will go to the foundation. The band plays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with an ice cream social continuing until 8 p.m. For more information, call (714) 375-0859.


OCT. 2

SoCal Film Festival

The SoCal Film Festival returns to the Huntington Beach Central Library Theatre, 7111 Talbert Ave., with 106 screenings of features, shorts and documentaries from around the world. The festival begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a welcome reception and continues with screenings Thursday, Friday and Saturday and round-table industry discussions Sunday. For a schedule of events, visit

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