National Prayer Day

The Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council hosts a National Day of Prayer Celebration at Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 20444 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach. The event is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and includes prayers, speeches, songs and an awards presentation; Ruth Treeson, a Holocaust survivor and author, is the featured guest speaker. Requested donation is $5 and a continental breakfast will be served. For more information, call (714) 962-3333.


Student Art Show

The Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery hosts the 2012 Juried Student Art Show at 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The opening reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 895-8772.


Free Mexican Food

Stuffed, a build-your-own-burrito restaurant, celebrates its grand opening at 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is held at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Stuffed Burrito-Eating Contest Fundraiser, in which representatives from Edison and Huntington Beach high schools try to out-eat one another, at noon. Free burritos are available for the public from noon to 2 p.m., with 50% off the menu all day. For more information, visit



The Golden West College Theater Arts Department presents the musical "Cabaret" at the campus Mainstage Theater, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and tickets are $20 for the general public, $18 for students and seniors. For more information, call (714) 895-8150 or visit


Horse Benefit

Therapeutic Riding Center presents its fourth annual Derby Day fundraiser in the Red Horse Barn at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, 18381 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The event includes a silent auction, stick pony races, face painting, riding demonstrations and more from 1 to 6 p.m. Presale tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for children under 3; admission the day of the event is $12 for adults and $7 for children. For more information, call (714) 848-0966 or visit

Cystic Fibrosis Walk

The Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Walk, which raises money to fight the disease, begins at the Huntington Beach Pier at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., with the three-mile walk beginning at 10 a.m. The event also includes food, vendor booths and a performance by the band Emily's Army. For more information, visit

Cinco de Mayo

Fred's Mexican Cafe hosts a Cinco de Mayo party at 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The festivities last from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and include a DJ, dancing, drink specials and a live mariachi band. For more information, call (714) 374-8226 or visit

Day for Beagles

Beaglefest 2012, a day of fun and socializing for beagles, beagle mixes and their owners, takes place at Huntington Beach Dog Park, by the intersection of Edwards Street and Inlet Drive in Huntington Central Park. The event lasts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a beagle parade, a gift exchange, bobbing for hot dogs and more. Admission is free, and food and drinks are on sale for $1 each to benefit the Beagle Freedom Project. For more information, visit


Store Re-opening

World of Earth Footwear hosts a grand re-opening celebration at 18567 Main St., Huntington Beach. The event is from noon to 5 p.m. and features food, drinks, door prizes, drawings and more. For more information, call (714) 843-9144.


Dixieland Jazz

The Night Blooming Jazzmen play Dixieland jazz at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. A Southern-style chicken dinner will be provided. The show begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $15 per person, $40 per family. For more information, call (714) 962-7512 or visit

Animal Baby Shower

The Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center hosts its 4th Annual Baby Shower at 21900 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. There will be bird's nests, educational displays and baby raccoons, opossums, squirrels, cottontails, ducklings and hummingbirds available to view. The event is free and lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations of money, rock salt, scratch, laying mash, Revolution or Advantage flea treatment, Hills Adult Dry Cat or Dog Food and Nekton 40 ml Nectar Feeders are welcome. For more information, call (714) 374-5587 or visit

Queen for a Day

Affinity & Co. Jewelers offers a "Queen for a Day" photo session for mothers at 18575 Main St., Huntington Beach. Bring your mom in between noon and 5 p.m. and she'll be photographed wearing anything from the store inventory she likes, plus a tiara and an emerald and diamond necklace worth $500,000. The event is free and light refreshments will be served. Non-sale merchandise will be offered at 20% off. For information or reservations, call (714) 596-3900.

MAY 12

Walk Like MADD

The Orange County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving hosts its annual Walk Like MADD non-competitive 5K fundraising walk, starting near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the opening ceremony at 8:30 and the walk at 9 a.m. For more information, visit


Sunset Beach Art Festival

Las Damas and the Sunset Beach Community Assn. host the 45th annual Sunset Beach Art Festival at the neighborhood Community Center, located by the fire station at 12th Street and North Pacific Avenue. More than 150 artisans exhibit and sell jewelry, glass, paintings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, clothing and more. The event also includes live music, food and a "Kid's Zone" featuring children's activities. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and admission is free. For more information, visit

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