Toastmasters Contest

Toastmasters hosts a "Table Topics and International Speech Contest" in the boardroom of the Orange County Sanitation District Facility, 10844 Ellis Ave., Fountain Valley. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m., with the contest and dinner from 7 to

9 p.m. Admission is $5, which covers the meal. For more information, call (714) 841-1662.


Art Exhibit

"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.


Harold Chapman Exhibit

OMC Gallery for Contemporary Arts, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, presents selected vintage and period photographs — from 1947 to 2012 — of Harold Chapman. The exhibit is titled "The Beat Hotel and Other Images Made for the Future." For more information, call (714) 421-0476.


Former Angel Star

Jim Abbott, a former Angels pitcher and motivational speaker, discusses and signs his book "Imperfect: An Improbable Life" at Barnes & Noble, Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The signing begins at 3 p.m. For more information, call (714) 897-8781.

Beach Cleanup

Stater Bros., Coca-Cola and California State Parks lead a cleanup at Huntington State Beach, Lot 6, near Magnolia Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m., with volunteer project work, including litter cleanup, native plant restoration, weed removal and park maintenance, from 9 a.m. to noon. Stater Bros. hosts lunch afterward. For more information, call (714) 536-1454 or visit



Dramatic Music

The Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra presents "Music of Drama and Storm," featuring music by Beethoven, Wagner and others, at the Huntington Beach Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave. The show begins at 3 p.m. and tickets are $20 presale, $25 at the door and $18 for seniors and students. For more information, call (714) 274-5524 or visit

Small Dog Races

Old World Village hosts races for dachshunds and all other dogs under 25 pounds at 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. The races start at 3 p.m. and admission is $2; dog registration is $16. For more information, call (714) 898-5111 or visit

Tax Day Party

Fred's Mexican Cafe hosts "Fred's Rebate Party," in which the restaurant repays every dollar spent on food with a Burrito Buck Rebate Certificate to use on the customer's next visit, at 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The party lasts from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information, call (714) 797-8226 or visit


Financial Aid Workshops

Golden West College hosts Financial Aid Awareness Day in the campus' Learning Resource Center, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and must be reserved by emailing no later than April 12. For more information or a schedule, call (714) 895-8394 or


'39 Clues' Author

Peter Lerangis, author of the "39 Clues" series, reads and signs his books at Barnes & Noble, Bella

Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The signing begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call (714) 897-8781.


Downtown Art Walk

The Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District hosts its monthly Downtown Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. along Main Street near Pacific Coast Highway. Artworks will be on display at the Huntington Beach Art Center and elsewhere. For more information, visit

Offbeat Children's Book

Adam Mansbach, author of the hit novelty children's book "Seriously, Just Go to Sleep," reads and signs his book at 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. For more information, call (714) 897-8781.

Fashion Show

Monday Morning Club hosts its annual "Impress to Dress" fashion show at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach. The event starts at 11 a.m. and includes fashions, vendors, lunch and entertainment. Admission is $47, with $10 for parking. For more information, call (714) 964-5500.

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