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Community for Class Size Reduction will hold "McClass Size
Reduction Nights." Family and friends of the Huntington Beach City
School District's eight elementary schools can visit their local
McDonald's from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and McDonald's will give the group
25% of the proceeds, which will go to the campaign to keep low class
sizes in the district. Tonight's events are scheduled for the
McDonald's restaurants at 19350 Goldenwest St. and 20362 Beach Blvd.
Companion Hospice is now recruiting volunteers for an upcoming
training session, which will be facilitated in the Huntington Beach
area, and is scheduled to begin Feb. 19. Become a friend for someone
who needs that extra special caring at the end-of-life. Each
applicant will receive 16 hours of orientation and training from a
professional team. Information: (714) 560-8177 or
Save Our Strays of Huntington Beach will sponsor a low-cost
microchip identification and dog licensing event at the Lake View
Park Clubhouse at 17451 Zeider Lane. Microchipping will be available
only to Huntington Beach residents and will cost $5. To be eligible,
dog owners must provide proof of residency and have a valid dog
license. Annual dog licenses will also be available. Information:
The American Assn. of University Women will host a lunch meeting
on the topic of "Iran Revisited." University of Phoenix professor
Jackie Shahzadi will discuss her visit to Iran after spending 22
years outside of that country. The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m.
at the Meadowlark Golf Club, 16782 Graham St. The cost of admission
will be $15. Information: (714) 895-1268.
Huntington Harbour Republican Federated will host a general
meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Meadowlark Golf Course, 16782 Graham St.
Newly elected California President Martha House is the featured
speaker. A lunch following the free meeting will cost $15.
Information: (714) 840-0995.
Inventors Forum, the Huntington Beach-based nonprofit inventors'
support group, will meet at Rodgers' Senior Center, 1706 Orange Ave.
The $5 entrance fee includes refreshments. This meeting is for
members only but interested inventors may join at the door.
Information: (714) 540-5491 or http://www.inventorsforum.org.
The Bolsa Chica Wetlands Tour is a free one-and-a-half-
hour tour that makes five stops along the walk-bridge and loop
trail of the wetlands. Trained tour guides discuss bird
identification, ecology, endangered species, early history and
current status. Displays, literature and merchandise are available in
the parking lot. No reservations are required for the public tour.
Warm clothing and binoculars are recommended. The time will be 9 to
10:30 a.m. Meet at the walk-bridge of the Bolsa Chica Ecological
Reserve on the east side of Pacific Coast Highway between Warner
Avenue and Seapoint Street. Admission will be free. Information:
Huntington Dog Beach is seeking volunteers to help clean up the
beach. The cleanup will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and free
pizza will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Quarters for
parking and cleaning supplies will also be provided. Huntington Dog
Beach is along Pacific Coast Highway between 21st and Seapoint streets. Volunteers will meet at the bluff near Tower 24 at the white
canopy. Nearest parking is between Goldenwest and Seapoint streets.
Information: (714) 841-8644 or http://www.dogbeach.org.
Cupid's Arrow will be offered by Hotel Huntington Beach to
travelers and locals. This special event includes a two-night stay
with a king-size bed, four cocktails and hors d'oeuvres Friday night,
breakfast on Saturday morning, dinner Saturday night including
champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in your room and
breakfast or brunch on Sunday. The offer will cost $225. The hotel is
at 7667 Center Ave. Information: (714) 891-0123.
The Hearts Desire Package will be a Valentine special that
includes reservations for a four-star room or suite at Hilton
Waterfront Beach Resort. Upon arrival, champagne or sparkling cider
is delivered to your room along with six chocolate-covered tuxedo
strawberries. Sunday brunch for two at the Palm Court Restaurant will
be included, as well as tax and gratuity for the meal. The Hilton is
at 21100 Pacific Coast Highway. The prices for packages start at
$309, plus 11% tax. Information: (714) 845-8000, ext. 2222.
Be My Valentine at Hotel Huntington Beach will feature a one-night
stay with king-size bed, four cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner
for two, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in your room
the same evening and breakfast or Sunday brunch. The cost will be
$155. The hotel is at 7667 Center Ave. Information: (714) 891-0123.
Valentine's Dinner by the Sea will be served at the Palm Court
Restaurant at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort and will feature
live music and a special five-course meal with dessert. The Hilton is
at 21100 Pacific Coast Highway. The meal is scheduled from 5 to 11
p.m. The cost will be $125 per couple, including tax and gratuity.
Information: (714) 845-8000, ext. 8444.
The SOS Investment Club meets regularly on the second Monday of
each month and is seeking new members interested in studying
companies and making long-term investments. The group's meetings are
held at 913 California St. Information: (714) 960-7225.
The Huntington Beach
Chapter of the National Assn. of the Physically Handicapped
provides disabled children and adults the opportunity to make their
lives become more vital to the community through providing
informative newsletters four times a year from National Headquarters.
It meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at
Wycliffe Gardens at 18765 Florida St. Anyone interested in becoming
either a regular member or an associate member may contact Bernadette
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dorothy at (949) 646-4771 for more
The Clara Barton chapter
of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will
meet at 9:30 a.m. on the Thursday preceding the third Saturday of
each month at Community United Methodist Church, 6652 Heil Ave.
Membership in the club is open to any woman who is at least 18 and
can prove lineal bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in
achieving American independence. Information: (714) 848-4297.
The Pacific Coast Mothers
Club is inviting new members for a new infant group and a
2-year-old group. The Huntington Beach-based organization brings moms
together for companionship and support in child rearing and offers
weekly playgroup and seasonal parties for children ages newborn to 5.
Information: (714) 843-5737.
The MISS Foundation is a support group for families who have
experienced the death of a child that meets on the first Thursday of
every month. The group gathers at 6:30 p.m. and begins at 7 p.m. Call
Katie at (714) 442-3669 for location or peer support.
Toastmasters Club No.
6641, an organization dedicated to enhancing anyone's public
speaking skills, presents "Tongue Tamers" from noon to 1 p.m. the
first and third Friday of every month at the Huntington Beach Civic
Center, 2000 Main St. room B-8. Information: (714) 964-9813.
chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the fourth
Wednesday of each month (except December) at Rodgers Senior Center at
17th Street and Orange Avenue. Hospitality is at 6:30 p.m., followed
by a general meeting at 7 p.m. The Guild promotes interest and
provides education in needle arts, particularly needlepoint, and is
open to all who share in the joy of needlepoint. Information: (714)
The Pacific Coast Mothers
Club, a Huntington Beach-based organization that brings mothers
together for companionship and support in child rearing, is inviting
new members. Moms and their children, from newborns to 5-year-olds,
attend weekly playgroup and seasonal parties. The longtime
organization also holds monthly dinner meetings and supports the
community with volunteerism and charity fundraisers. Moms from all
cities are welcome. A new infant group is starting in August.
Information: (714) 843-5737.
The Kiwanis Club of
Huntington Beach Surf City Breakfast Club has just formed and will
meet every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. at the International House of
Pancakes on Beach Boulevard. The club is already 25 members strong
and looking for new members. Information: Glen Cauble (714) 848-8102
or Randy Golden (562) 884-4145.
The Huntington Beach Host Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. every first
and third Thursday of the month at Old World Restaurant on Center
Street behind Huntington Center. The club's purpose is to create and
foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian
needs by providing voluntary service through community involvement
and international cooperation. Information: (714) 964-6212.
The Huntington Beach
American Legion Post 133 meets the third Wednesday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Rodgers Seniors' Center, 170 Orange Ave. (corner of
17th Street and Orange Avenue). The Women's Auxiliary Unit 133 meets
at the same time at the same place. Information: Cmdr. Johnson, (714)
Newcomers hold their Main Event Luncheon on the second Tuesday of
each month. The group's purpose is to develop interest in the
community through a wide range of groups. Information: Connie
Tredway, (714) 969-0571, or Myrna Haire, (714) 962-2449.
The Friends of the Shipley Nature Center invites new members to
join. The group meets every second Saturday of the month to discuss
restoration of the Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach Central
Park. Meetings take place at 9 a.m. every second Saturday of the
month at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave.
Information: (714) 892-0875.