'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


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.



Old World Village hosts its 34th annual Oktoberfest, featuring German music, food, dancing and more, at 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Regular hours are 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. (Only 21 and older admitted Friday and Saturday.) Admission is free Wednesday and Thursday; $15 Friday and Saturday; and $5 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 12 Sunday. For more information, call (714) 895-8020 or visit


'I Believe I'm Dreaming or Six Attempts to Face and Ignore Reality'

The OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art presents "I Believe I'm Dreaming or Six Attempts to Face and Ignore Reality," curated by Rolf Goellnitz. Admission is free. The museum is at 7561 Center Ave. No. 32. For more information, visit or call (714) 421-0476.


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 or call (714) 402-8112.


Walk for Apraxia

A walk to benefit children with the speech disorder apraxia takes place in Huntington Central Park, on the west side by 6630 Lakeview Drive, Huntington Beach. The event includes a one-mile walk, face-painting, tattoos and more. Registration and check-in begin at 8:30 a.m., with the walk at 9. For more information, call (714) 389-8722.


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.

Magic Show

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.


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 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

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

Discussion and Signing

Laini Taylor, author of "Lips Touch Three Times," a National Book Award finalist and a Fountain Valley High School, will discuss and sign her new book, "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7777 Edinger Ave. #110. For more information, call (714) 897-8781 or visit

OCT. 29

Experts for Students

Edison High School's PTSA and Casa Youth Shelter are hosting a Real Teen event for sixth- through 12th-graders featuring three experts on substance abuse, healthy relationship and safe use of technology from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the school, 21400 Magnolia St. For reservations, email


Hits for Funds

The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts hosts "Keep the Hits Coming," a benefit for the music, media, entertainment and technology department, at First Christian Church, 1207 Main St. The evening starts with a silent auction/raffle at 5:30 p.m. and a show at 7. Tickets are $18 to $20. For more information, call (714) 536-2514, ext. 4025

NOV. 5

2011 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Walk two to four miles to in the Walk to End Alzheimer's at 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. The registration and festival area open at 7:30 a.m., while opening ceremonies start at 9:30. The walk begins at 10. Parking is $15 or quarters for meters. The team's walk goal is $280,000. For more information, call or e-mail Andrea McDonald at (949) 757-3708 or To volunteer, contact Melissa Anderson at (949) 757-3705 or

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