Free Turkey Dinner

Tumbleweeds Bar & Grill hosts its annual free Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner at 21094 S. Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. Food will be served between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and reservations are not required. For more information, call (714) 960-2776 or (714) 317-9112.

Exercise Boot Camp

The Training Spot hosts its first annual Thanksgiving Day Boot Camp, a 75-minute workout, at Dwyer Middle School, 1502 Palm Ave., Huntington Beach. Admission is one bag or can of nonperishable food, which will go to the Orange County Rescue Mission. Blankets, clothing and toiletries are also accepted. The session begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (714) 374-7448.



OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, hosts a pastels and drawings exhibit by artist Scott Valenzuela. Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and also by appointment. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.


Holiday Concert

St. Wilfrid's Music Guild presents "An Advent Procession of Lessons & Carols" at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and a free-will offering is accepted and encouraged. A wine reception follows. For more information, call (714) 962-7512.


Wine Tasting Fundraiser

A wine tasting fundraiser to benefit Waggin' Trails Transport, a division of A Leg Up Rescue, is at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and admission is $25 for five tastings. There will also be hors d'oeuvres and opportunity drawings. For more information, call (714) 328-8661.


The Huntington Beach Coordinating Council meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Monday of each month at Murdy Park, 7000 Norma Drive, a $5 lunch is available. For more information, visit

A Home 4 Ever Rescue brings puppies and small dogs available for adoption from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to the Petco, 8909 Adams Ave. For more information, visit or email

The Orange County Wine Elite hosts a fun and educational blind-tasting of wines from around the world at 6 p.m. every Saturday at Spark Woodfire Grill, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy. #202, Huntington Beach. Themes vary on a weekly basis, and guests pay only their coverage for the wines at retail cost, plus any individual food expense. Check out their program and register for events at

Second Chance Pet Adoptions hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Petco, 5961 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Adoptions are also held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at PetSmart, 7600 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. Adoption includes neuter/spay, vaccination, FIV/FELV test, microchip, collar ID tag and a bag of food. For more information, call (714) 448-9079.

Surf City Tea Party, a discussion group dedicated to limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual rights and free markets, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at Euromasters Event Center, 18370 Pacific St., Fountain Valley. Members live in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Westminster. For more information, go to

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

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 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.

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