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.


Youth Shelter Benefit

The Fitness Compound hosts a Halloween party with food, games, prizes, costume contests, a 50/50 drawing and more at 18411 Gothard St., Unit E, Huntington Beach. Proceeds benefit CSP's Huntington Beach Youth Shelter. The event is free and lasts from 7 to 11 p.m. For more information, call (714) 726-0075.


Dog Costume Party

Old World Village hosts a Howling Hunds Halloween Pawty to benefit the Desperate Paws of Orange County Dog Club at 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Sixteen businesses will pass out candy to trick-or-treaters from noon to 4 p.m. and there will be small-breed dog races at 1 p.m. The event also includes a dog costume contest. Admission is $12.95 and covers lunch. For more information, call (714) 895-8020.

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

Women's Self-Defense

The Fitness Compound hosts a free 90-minute women's self defense workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 18411 Gothard St, Unit E, Huntington Beach. The event is open to women of all ages and physical abilities.

For more information, call (714) 726-0075.


Candy Buy-Back

Drs. Ken Yabuki and Ryan Wyn host a Halloween candy buy-back program at their dental office at 18800 Main St., Suite 210, Huntington Beach. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding weekends), the office buys back candy for $1 per pound to send packages to troops overseas.

For more information, call (714) 847-7733.

NOV. 3

Girls Night Out

Affinity & Co. Jewelers hosts a "Girls Night Out" to benefit Project Self-Sufficiency at 18575 Main St., Huntington Beach. From 4 to 8 p.m., the store features a live masseuse, a color specialist and opportunities for girls to try on diamond rings, necklaces and earrings. Affinity will match any personal care item or canned food donated by participants. The event also includes free food, beverages, gift bags and door prizes. For more information, call (714) 596-3900.


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.

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