Panel Discussion and Signing
The Dark Days Tour featuring Kiersten White with "Supernaturally," Claudia Gray with "Fateful," Amy Garvey with "Cold Kiss" and Anna Carey with "Eve" focuses on paranormal romance, supernatural thrillers and otherworldly adventures at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7777 Edinger Ave. No. 110. For more information, call (714) 897-8781 or visit http://www.bn.com.
Reading and Signing
Author Simone Elkeles will discuss and sign "Chain Reaction," Book 3 in the Perfect Chemistry series at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7777 Edinger Ave. No. 110. For more information, call (714) 897-8781 or visit http://www.bn.com.
FRIDAY TILL OCT. 23
'The Importance of Being Earnest'
Golden West College theater arts department presents Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in the Golden West College Mainstage Theater. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors, and $12 for general admission. For more information, call (714) 895-8150 or visit http://www.gwctheater.com.
Women's association meeting
The American Assn. of University Women, Westminster-Fountain Valley-Huntington Beach branch, meets at 10:30 a.m. to hear Julie Thompson-Dobkin, owner of Thompkin Cellar, speak about running a winery. The lunch is $22 and takes place at the Meadowlark Golf Court, 16782 Graham St., Huntington Beach. To reserve a spot or for more information, call (714) 962-0197.
Grant Workshop for
Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave., No. 110, hosts a grant writing workshop for educators to learn how to research and write award-winning grants at 3 p.m. Make reservations at (714) 897-6201 or email@example.com.
Barnes & Noble at Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave., No. 110, hosts an educator reception at 4 p.m. featuring a book talk, NOOK demonstration, light refreshments and giveaways. Make reservations at to (714) 897-6201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Walk 'Thriller'
The October Downtown Art Walk will included a performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in celebration of the Night of the Dancing Dead. The dance will be performed from 6 to 9 p.m. in four different locations. For more information, visit hbdowntown.com or call (714) 536-8300.
Music Guild Fundraiser
The Music Guild of St. Wilfrid of York hosts its annual fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. at the St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. The evening includes music, wine, light hors d'oeuvres and an auction. Tickets are $35 and available at the church's office. For more information, visit http://www.stwilfridschurch.org or call (714)402-8112.
New Member Social
The Huntington Beach Newcomers Club hosts a new member social at 10 a.m. at Rancho del Ray Clubhouse No. 1, 16222 Monterey Lane. The women's group will provide refreshments. Make reservations with Kelly Symms at (714) 964-7361 or Dolores Cronin (714) 292-0763.
Magician Johnny Ace Palmer will perform magic tricks for children, who are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and join in a Costume Parade around the library, at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $4. For more information, call (714) 375-5107.
OCT. 25, NOV. 1 AND NOV. 8
Countdown to Retirement
The Huntington Beach Adult School, 17231 Gothard St., is offering a retirement workshop from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Tuition is $42 before Friday and $50 regular. Spouses can attend for free but must pre-register. To register go to http://www.hbas.edu or call (714) 842-HBAS ext. 4405.
Drinks for Dogs
Orange Dog Bar and Grill, 18552 Beach Blvd., hosts a benefit for animals in need from 6 to 10 p.m. with entertainment, happy hour prices and giveaways. For more information, visit http://www.orangedogbarandgrill.com.
Secrets at Bolsa Chica
Patricia Marts, an anthropology professor emeritus from Cal State Los Angeles, will speak about "What Lies Beneath: the Secrets at Bolsa Chica" at the Bolsa Chica Land Trust's free community meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., Room C/D. Attendees will also hear an update on unleashed dogs at the reserve from Kelly O'Reilly of the Department of Fish and Game. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Bolsa Chica Land Trust at (714) 846-1001 or visit http://www.bolsachicalandtrust.org.