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. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.
Guinea Pig Adoptions
Orange County Cavy Haven hosts a Guinea pig adoption at Pet Supply Store, 18545 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. Guinea pigs that were rescued from a high-kill animal shelter will be available, and Cavy Haven volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. The event lasts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (714) 964-5585.
Marieta Francis, executive director of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, gives a lecture titled "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" during an American Assn. of University Women luncheon at Meadowlark Golf Course, 16782 Graham St., Huntington Beach. The luncheon starts at 10:30 a.m. and admission is $22. For more information, call (714) 962-0197.
Art Walk Celebration
The Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District hosts a celebration of artists from the Downtown Art Walk at the Shorebreak Hotel, Fifth Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Works by more than 70 artists will be on display in the Shorebreak's Grand Ballroom, and there will be live entertainment and door prizes. The event is free and lasts from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (714) 536-8300.
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 and Sunday 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 older than 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.secondchancepet
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.
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.
Foundation for Neurosciences Stroke and Recovery (FNSR) offers a support group for adults with early onset Parkinson's Disease the third Friday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. For more information, call (714) 842-4481 or (562) 983-8139 or visit http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com.