'Centered on the Center'

The Huntington Beach Art Center presents a non-juried exhibition at 538 Main St., Huntington Beach. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (714) 374-1650 or visit


Mardi Gras Night

The Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation hosts "Mardi Gras Night in Monte Carlo," a fundraiser featuring live jazz, a Mardi Gras mask contest, casino-style gaming, a silent auction, food and more, at 538 Main St., Huntington Beach. General admission is $50 (includes $35 in gaming chips) and VIP tickets are $75 (includes $50 in gaming chips, valet parking, a souvenir wine glass and a drink ticket). The event is from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, call (714) 536-5258 or visit


The Marina High School Drum Line performs its fourth annual Drum-a-Thon in the Vons parking lot at Springdale Street and Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach. Student drummers will rehearse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and accept pledges and donations for Marina's music program. A bake sale will also be held. For more information, call (714) 893-6571, ext. 4303.


Grace Lutheran Preview

Grace Lutheran School hosts a community preview day for prospective students and their families at 5172 McFadden Ave., Huntington Beach. Families can tour the campus and meet faculty, and there will be MIND/music demonstrations, sports and cheer demonstrations, a bounce house, a dunk tank and more. Admission is free and the event is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (714) 899-1600.


Celebrity Golf Tournament

KinderVision hosts a celebrity golf tournament and banquet at the SeaCliff Country Club, 6501 Palm Ave., Huntington Beach. Those in attendance include author Michael Reagan, activist Aaron Cohen and baseball stars Goose Gossage, Rollie Fingers, Ernie Banks, Bobby Grich, Blue Moon Odom and many others. The 11 a.m. golf tournament is sold out, but tickets are still available for the banquet and reception, which begin with registration at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $100 per person, $750 for a table of eight. Net proceeds from the event go to KinderVision, which supports safety programs for children, teens and young adults. For more information, call (714) 843-6080.

FEB. 3

Down Syndrome Benefit

The International Surfing Museum and Team Up for Down Syndrome host "Surf's Up for Down Syndrome," an event featuring dinner, surfing activities, auctions, music by the Chantays and more, at Sandy's Beach Grill, 315 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. Surfing and baseball stars including Lisa Andersen, PT Townend, Mark Langston and Rex Hudler will be in attendance. The event begins at 4 p.m. and admission is $125. For more information, call (714) 665-8326 or visit http://www.teamupfordown


Musical Dinner Theater

Liberty Christian School presents "The Music Man" along with a steak dinner at 7661 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 5 p.m. Feb. 4, with the show starting soon after. Tickets are $29 for adults, $27 for students. General admission for the show (without dinner) is available Feb. 3 only, with doors opening at 7:15 p.m. and admission $9 for adults, $7 for students. General admission tickets are available at the door, but dinner reservations must be made at the school office or by calling (714) 842-5992.


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

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

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