Around Town


Fine wine and animal care

Taste some wine, save a pet, go home with an auction item.

The Seal Beach Animal Care Center is hosting its eighth annual wine tasting fundraiser April 12 and has coordinated with the San Clemente Wine Co. to provide an array of fine wines.

The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive in Seal Beach. The $35 cost includes the tasting and a wine glass to take home.

For more information or to register, visit, call (562) 430-4993 or email


For the returning vets

The new Huntington Beach nonprofit Honorable Recharge has partnered with tattoo artist Hek at The Tattoo Gallery to raise money for veterans services.

The group supports veterans and educates the community about the challenges they face when they return from service, according to a news release.

Hek, of Huntington Beach, will design a T-shirt bearing an interpretation of the nonprofit's logo, and 100% of the sales through April 15 will go to Honorable Recharge. The link to the shirt is



Harper's helping hands

Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper helped deliver meals on March 21 to homebound seniors as part of the Meals on Wheels program's Community Champions Week.

"The city of Huntington Beach is a great partner with SeniorServ, helping us to care for Huntington Beach's elderly, homebound residents," said SeniorServ CEO Holly Hagler.

Champions Week encourages mayors and other local elected officials to help out with the meal program.

In addition to preparing and delivering the meals, SeniorServ offers adult day healthcare programs and other services.

For more information on Meals on Wheels, visit



Keep up the good work

Huntington Beach local Katherine Dittmer has been named to the dean's list at Villanova University in Villanova, Pa., for the fall 2013 semester. Villanovans must earn a 3.5 grade point average or better to be named to the list.

AROUND TOWN is a column about people and events in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Seal Beach compiled by city editor Alicia Lopez. Please submit information about your fundraiser, charity event or a person deserving attention to or

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