A small church that currently holds services at the Huntington Beach
Central Library is planning a major expansion into an old tennis and
The Seabreeze Church is currently working on a plan to build a
101,000-square-foot facility on the old Lindborg Racquet Club, about
a half-mile from its current location.
Because of financial constraints, the church has phased the
project out over 15 years. In the end, the church hopes to have a
congregation hall that can serve about 1,200 people, along with
sports facilities, a fellowship hall, classrooms and a day-care
First, the church plans to install a 10,000-square-foot temporary
structure for worship, along with a 13,150-square-foot facility for
classrooms and meetings.
By about 2010, the church hopes to construct its first permanent
building -- a 41,260-square-foot, two-story education building, and
by 2015, church leaders hope to create a three-story parking
structure capable of holding 600 cars. By 2020, church officials hope
to construct a 41,000-square-foot church and an 18,750-square-foot
Seabreeze was founded on Easter 1988 by John Worcestor of Coast
Community Church, a small outfit based at Goldenwest College,
according the Seabreeze website. Only one person came to the first
Seabreeze service, but the church's laid-back atmosphere attracted
more followers and by 1998, the church's average attendance was about
600 followers per week.
Future anglers get ready for fishing derby
Children should get their fishing poles out and their tackle boxes
in order. The Huntington Beach Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Costume
Contest will be held on the Pier on Aug. 27.
This event, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, is free. Children 15 and under
can dress up like the protagonist in Mark Twain's literary classic.
Children must bring their own poles and tackle. A grand prize for the
largest fish caught will be awarded, along with many others,
including awards for the best-dressed Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher.
Some of the prizes this year include bicycles, fishing poles, fishing
passes and gift certificates.
Last year, more than 325 children participated in the event,
making it the biggest event ever in the history of the fishing derby.
This year is expected to be just as popular.
The event is sponsored by the City of Huntington Beach Community
Services Department and will be hosted by Cliff Johnson, the owner
and operator of Let's Go Fishing, and by Western Fishing & Boating
Radio. Major Participating Organizations include Sport Chalet,
Ruby's, Big Fish Tackle, Carl's Jr. Restaurants, Huntington Beach
Fishing & Recreation Club, the cities of Huntington Beach and Seal
Beach and the Surf City Store.
Children 15 and younger can register for free at the pier from 8
to 9:15 a.m. on the morning of the event.
For additional information, please call Dottie Hughes, community
services, at (714) 536-5262.
Boys & Girls Club hosts National Kids Day
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley will once again host a
free carnival celebration for National Kids Day. This one-day event
will be held on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls
Club's Kingston Branch, located in Mile Square Park at 16852
Brookhurst St. in Fountain Valley.
The celebration will include a carnival with three bounce houses,
cotton candy, games, prizes, face painting, giveaways, arts and
crafts projects and entertainment!
More than 20 local organizations will also be on hand to provide
information about health, safety and community resources. The
Community Care Dental Center will offer free dental screenings for.
Local restaurants, including BJ's Pizza, Coco's, Denny's, Hot Dog on
a Stick, Jamba Juice, The Lazy Dog Cafe and Mrs. Fields Cookies will
offer free samples of kid-friendly food, competing to win the most
votes and be named the KidsDay Kids' Choice Restaurant of the Year.
There will also be performances by the Boys & Girls Club Talent
Show Finalists, Clubhouse Theater, Jama's Gymnastics, martial arts
demonstrations, as well as a special performance by Relampago del
Cielo Grupo Folklorico
Every child who attends will receive a free opportunity drawing
ticket, getting the chance to win great prizes like free bowling
games, miniature golf, aquarium and zoo passes and tickets to Six
Flags Magic Mountain.
Admission is free. For more information about Kids Day, visit
o7www.kidsday.net f7or call (714) 531-2582.