Security 1 Lending hosts a one-hour educational workshop on reverse mortgages in the Talbert Room of the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. The workshop is free and begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (877) 334-8173.
TILL APRIL 12
"Pressing the Limits," featuring works by Michael Costello, Mitchell Shields Marti, Jennifer Lynch and Willis F. Lee, is on display at Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 15. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 895-8772.
Mr. Huntington Beach
The 2nd Annual Mr. Huntington Beach Contest takes place at Old World Festival Hall, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Contestants will compete in swimwear, evening wear and talent segments to raise money for charities. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $50 at the door. For more information, call (714) 375-3131 or email MrHBContest@aol.com.
Printmaker Michael Costello, one of the artists featured in the "Pressing the Limits" exhibit, leads a discussion at the Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The lecture is free and lasts from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call (714) 895-8772.
FRIDAY TILL APRIL 1
The Academy for the Performing Arts presents "Damn Yankees" at the Huntington Beach High School auditorium, 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call (714) 536-2514, ext. 4025 or visit http://www.hbapa.org.
Charity Car Show
West Orange County Alumnae of Sigma Kappa Sorority hosts the Driving Toward a Cure Classic Car Show at St. Wilfrid Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. The event is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and admission is $10, with children under 12 and accompanied Alzheimer's patients free. Vehicle registration is $30 for one car and $50 for two, and starts at 8 a.m. Proceeds raise funds for Alzheimer's research. For more information, call (714) 596-2526 or visit http://www.drivingtowardacure.net.
Environment for Kids
Shipley Nature Center presents "The Secret of the Pond," a children's event featuring exhibits, tours, puppets, stories and hands-on activities, at 17851 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The event is free and starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call (714) 842-4772 or visit http://www.shipleynature.org.
SoCal Honda Dealers hosts a Helpful Honda Pet Adoption at the corner of Slater Avenue and Goldenwest Street in Huntington Central Park. The Helpful Guys in Blue will assist visitors in choosing dogs to take home. The event is free and lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (714) 974-7762 or (866) 299-1899.
A celebration of life for Huntington Beach Union High School District Trustee Brian Garland will take place in the gym at Edison High School, 21400 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach. The memorial starts at 2 p.m. and a reception will follow on campus. For more information, call (714) 962-1356 or visit http://www.edisonhighfoundation.org.
MARCH 29 TILL
The National Professional Paintball League hosts the 2012 Surf City USA Open around Pier Plaza, Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. More than 100 teams from around the world compete from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with a trade show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pro teams play from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is free for spectators, with grandstand seating $10 Thursday through Saturday, $20 Sunday; there is also a VIP area with Hooters chicken wings and beer for $50 Thursday through Saturday, $65 Sunday. For more information, call (714) 758-5575 or visit http://www.nppl.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.