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THURSDAY TILL SATURDAY

Vocal Concert

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. Thursday and Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday, and tickets are $8 presale, $9 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.fvhsvocalmusic.com.

FRIDAY TILL JAN. 1

Holiday Ice Rink

The Strand hosts its annual Holiday Ice Rink at 155 Fifth St., Huntington Beach. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, with the following exceptions: 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and closed Dec. 25. Skate rental is $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. A grand opening celebration will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday with the Cirque du Soleil truck, pet photos with Santa, free hot chocolate and more. For more information, (714) 465-4528.

SATURDAY

Book Signing

Huntington Beach resident Crystal Singleton signs her children's book "Princess of Pilayzha" at Corner Bakery Café, 18315 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. The signing lasts from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (714) 861-4092.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

'The Nutcracker'

Coast City Ballet presents the Tchaikovsky classic at the Huntington Beach High School theater, 1905 Main St. Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and children younger than 12. For more information, call (714) 963-9771 or visit http://www.coastcityballet.com.

TILL Saturday

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 through Saturday. For more information, call (714) 375-5071.

TILL JAN. 28

'Metamorphosis'

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.

WEDNESDAY

Downtown Art Walk

The Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District hosts its monthly Downtown Art Walk around Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The show focuses on jewelry artists and lasts from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 536-8300 or visit http://www.hb-downtown.com.

ONGOING

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 ahome4ever@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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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