TILL DEC. 17
Holiday Book Sale
The Main Street Branch Library hosts its annual holiday sale of books, movies and CDs at 525 Main St., Huntington Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Items are at half price Dec. 10 through 17.
TILL JAN. 28
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.
The Huntington Beach Concert Band plays a Christmas concert at the Bella Terra Amphitheater, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The show is free and lasts from 1 to 2:15 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.hbconcertband.org.
University Women Luncheon
The American Assn. of University Women's Westminster-Fountain Valley-Huntington Beach Branch hosts a general meeting and luncheon at Meadowlark Golf Course, 16782 Graham St., Huntington Beach. Guest speaker is Mary Ann Cortez, who will talk about the nonprofit Project Self-Sufficiency. Cost is $22 and the luncheon begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (714) 962-0197.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Community United Methodist Church's Music Ministry presents "A Candlelight Christmas Concert" at 6652 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach. Music Director Greg Kirby leads the Chancel Choir, Adult Handbells, Celebration Singers, Youth Handbells and Joyful Noise Choir, plus a brass quintet, organ and percussion. The concert starts at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and admission is free. For more information, call (714) 842-4461.
Old World Village hosts an International Christmas Live Nativity Play featuring music and dance from around the world at 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. The show begins at 6 p.m. and admission is one non-perishable food item to benefit Grandma's House of Hope. For more information, call (714) 895-8020.
DEC. 15 TILL DEC. 23
Cruise of Lights
The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee presents the 49th annual Cruise of Lights, a 45-minute narrated boat tour through the harbour with lighted boats, decks, docks and homes. Cruises depart every day at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $17 for adults, $10 for children ages 2 through 12. Adult tickets are $15 on Dec. 19. For more information, call (714) 840-7542 or visit http://www.cruiseoflights.org.
DEC. 15 TILL DEC. 17
The Fountain Valley High School Vocal Music Program presents its annual "Home for the Holidays" concert at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 and 5 p.m. Dec. 17, and tickets are $8 presale, $9 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.fvhsvocalmusic.com.
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 http://www.hbvolunteers.org.
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 ahome4everrescue.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://www.meetup.com/WineElite.
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. Cats over 7 years old are $99; kittens and all others are $135 for one and $200 for two. Adoption includes neuter/spay, vaccination, FIV/FELV test, microchip, collar ID tag and a bag of food. For more information, visit http://www.secondchance
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 http://www.surfcitytea.ning.com.
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 http://www.amigosdebolsachica.org.
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 http://www.orangecoastgakuen.org or call (714) 235-5559.
Cypress Twirlers Square Dancing hosts a dancing night for singles and couples from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The event is at 5946 Westminster Ave., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (562) 425-0130 or (714) 840-1750.