The Huntington Beach Elks Lodge #1959 located at 7711 Talbert Ave. in Huntington Beach 714-848-9440 holds regular bingo Matinee every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017; Starts 10:00 a.m.

Early Birds at 11:00 a.m. Free – Coffee, Tea and Popcorn, Food and Soft Drinks Available for Purchase ATM On Site, Lunch Served.


For the benefit of youth, vets, special kids, police, firefighters and other groups in South Orange County Saddleback Valley communities, Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 is holding its regular Wednesday night Charity Big Bucks Bingo on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017; Starts 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017; Starts 6:00 p.m.

Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444
25092 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692


INFORMATION: Call (714) 840-7542 or visit


Musical Theatre West celebrates its 65th Anniversary season with an outstanding line-up of classic and contemporary Broadway masterpieces.   The season opens with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning production In the Heights (October 20 – November 5, 2017); the holiday classic White Christmas  (December 1-10, 2017); followed by Frank Loesser's "Best Musical" Guys & Dolls (February 16 – March 4, 2018); George and Ira Gershwin's hilarious screwball musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It (April 6 – April 22, 2018); and the patriot new musical about the life and times of George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (July 6 – July 22, 2018).   Season subscription tickets are now on sale to the public, offering theatre-lovers the best seats.  Season ticket prices range from $80 - $260 for all five shows.  To order, call (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, or go to the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.


The 2017-2018 season marks the 65th anniversary of Southern California's premiere musical theatre company.  Since its inception as the Whittier Civic Light Opera in 1952, the company originally produced two shows a year for just two days each.   Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the group remained an all-volunteer effort, producing one show a year, moving to La Mirada in 1977 where it produced its full season of shows. During the 1980s and 1990s, the company added professional talent and produced regional premieres and even a world premiere.  

In 1993 the organization officially changed to Musical Theatre West, which was followed by the move to the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach in 1997.  This season marks the  20th anniversary of MTW's partnership with the Long Beach landmark theater.  The company quickly became the largest arts producer in the Long Beach area, and has continued to present world and west-coast premieres, with some of Broadway's and televisions greatest performers, from Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera),  Andrea McArdle (Annie), and Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast), to Sally Struthers, Adrian Zmed, and Carol Lawrence, to name a few. 


October 20 – November 5, 2017

Music: Lin-Manuel Miranda                      

Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes

Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda


Before there was Hamilton, there was Lin-Manuel Miranda's cutting edge musical masterpiece In the Heights.  The winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for "Best Musical," "Best Score," "Best Choreography" and "Best Orchestrations," In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights. 

 A young storeowner watches the joys and heartbreaks of his tight-knit neighborhood as they pass through his bodega, and experience the hopes, dreams and pressures of life, discovering where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.




December 1 – 10, 2017  

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Film written for the screen by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank

Book by David Ives and Paul Blake


This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list!  Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, and top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and you have Irving Berlin's White Christmas   Based on the beloved film, the stage production features 17 of Irving Berlin's classics, from "Blue Skies" to "I Love a Piano" and the perennial classic "White Christmas."  Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song and dance following WWII.  After meeting a stunning sister act, they follow the girls and their hearts to a magical Vermont Inn, owned by their old Army commander.   Will spirit of the holidays bring together families old and new?



February 16 – March 4, 2018

Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Based on short stories by Damon Runyon


New York's most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, is desperate for funds to secure a venue for his illicit gambling enterprise, so he wagers the perfect bet against high roller Sky Masterson:  he must convince missionary Sarah Brown to have dinner with him in Havana, Cuba.  While gambling with Sky's moves, Nathan must deal with his own situation - his 14-year fiancée, Adelaide, who's tired of waiting for a wedding. With money and hearts at stake in this game, there's no telling how the dice will land.   Featuring  Frank Loesser's spirited score, including "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," Guys & Dolls is a sure bet for MTW audiences.



April 6-April 27, 2018

Playwright: Joe DiPietro

Composer: George Gershwin

Lyricist: Ira Gershwin

Adapted from: Oh, Kay! and  based on material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse


The hilarious song-and-dance Broadway spectacular pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of elegant socialites and boorish bootleggers, all to the music of the Gershwins' glorious score.  Charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter meets rough female bootlegger BillieBendix on the weekend of his wedding to Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer.  Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol the basement of Jimmy's Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be, and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, screwball shenanigans ensue, with hijinks galore!  Featuring such Gershwin masterpieces as   "Someone to Watch Over Me." "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," and "I've Got a Crush on You," Nice Work if You Can Get It delivers the goods!




July 6 – July 22, 2018 Music and Lyrics by George M. Cohen

Additional Music and Lyrics by Albert Evans

Book by David Armstrong


"Yankee Doodle Dandy," "You're a Grand Old Flag," "Over There," and "Give My Regards to Broadway" are only a few of the timeless classics by George M. Cohan.  The quintessential songwriter, singer, showman and producer who paved the way for Broadway musical, Cohan's signature patriotic music and musical spectacle, brought audiences to their feet.  Filled with show-stopping production numbers, lighting tap moves, and spirited music, Yankee Doodle Dandy brings to the forefront the story of the man who became the heart and soul of American music.  Set against the colorful backdrop of Old Broadway, this story highlights the brash, colorful, cocky, charismatic and uncompromising man , from his humble beginnings with his hard-knock days with his family on the vaudeville circuit to his reign as the star-spangled 'King of Broadway.'   Cohan's life was a roller coaster ride of professional highs and lows and personal triumphs and heartbreak.   Featuring 25 songs, including some new music and adaptations of the classics, Yankee Doodle Dandy will have you humming your way home!



The Orange Emblem Club #418 will be holding their annual Holiday Boutique

Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9:00 to 4:00
Sunday, Oct. 22 from 10:00 to 4:00
at the Orange Elks Lodge #1475
211 E Chapman Avenue
City of Orange, CA 92658

Vendor space available - contact Sandy at


It's a battle of two of the country's premier classic-rock tribute bands when Fleetwood Mac tribute Mirage takes on Heart band Dog 'n' Butterfly in Fleetwood Mac vs. Heart on Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $20 seated and show/dinner packages are available for $54. Tickets may be purchased online at or by phoning 562-596-2718. The Gaslamp Restaurant is located at 6251 Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach. CA 90803. The show is appropriate for all ages and there is ample free parking available.

With longtime Stevie Nicks impersonator Michelle Tyler at the helm, Mirage re-creates the look and sound of the '70s icons with spot-on live versions of memorable hits like "Go Your Own Way," "Don't Stop," "The Chain," "Dreams," "Rhiannon," and more. Ann and Nancy Wilson themselves have given their stamp of approval to the Heart tribute group Dog 'n' Butterfly, who perfectly capture the original band's high-energy concert experience, complete with retro-inspired costumes and renditions of songs like "Barracuda," "Crazy On You," "Magic Man," "These Dreams" and more.




The Orange Coast Invitational Marching Band Tournament hosted by the Edison High School Charger Band will be held at Westminster High School Stadium on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Over 30 High School Marching Band and Color Guards will be competing.

Tickets are $10 General Admission, $7 Seniors, Child and HS Students with ID


You're Invited!
Friday, November 3, 2017
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Doors open at 6:00pm

You have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a homeless child.
Be the one to make that change!

Tickets $150.00 per person

Sponsorships starting at $500.00

Dinner | Silent Auction | Live Auction | Raffle


Please contact Colette O'Connell at 714-596-1380 or email with any questions.


The Walk to End Epilepsy returns to Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 8 AM – 12 PM. Nearly 6,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event to raise awareness and funds for care, advocacy, research and education. 

 The Walk will feature a non-competitive 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Stroll, family friendly activities such as a Pop-up Village for children, epilepsy information booths, arts/crafts booths; a photo booth; Wishing Wall interactive art piece; Stage performances and an awards presentation.  The Walk to End Epilepsy will also feature community booths, a marketplace, food truck vendors and musical performances.

 Tickets: Registration is $25 per person 2 years and older: Online Pre-Registration  (closes noon Friday, November 3, 2017). Tickets are also available the day of the event.  

 For additional information visit HTTP://


The Philharmonic Society presents Holiday House… an enchanting prelude to the holiday season. A recently constructed 12,000 square foot waterfront home in beautiful Huntington Harbour will be embellished for the holidays featuring innovative ideas and new trends in holiday home décor. Design professionals as well as specialty holiday craftsmen and retailers will transform this home into a magical wonderland.
The on-site boutique will feature festive décor as well as unique gift items to kick off the holiday shopping season. The location of this house makes it a must see with its stunning dockside location. It is a place to linger and enjoy a beverage, perhaps a glass of wine as you relax by the water.

Proceeds of the Holiday House benefit the Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s nationally recognized Youth Music Education Programs.


The Golden West College Theater Arts department has assembled a talented cast to star in their upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Performance dates are November 10 - 19 in the Golden West College Mainstage Theater.  Tickets are on sale now through the GWC Theater Arts department website at or through the GWC box office at 714-895-8150.

Starring in this powerful tragedy are Matthew Cobb as Macbeth and Savannah Smith as Lady Macbeth.  Jonathan West is Macduff, Matthew Villescas is Banquo, Jay Harbison is King Duncan, Julian Rosenberg is Malcolm with Alexis Cuevas, Kaitlin Lueke and Madison Smith as the Weird Sisters.  Director of this production is Martie Ramm.

In a mix of witchcraft, prophecy and murder, Macbeth by William Shakespeare dramatizes the damaging effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.  Macbeth explores the ideals of strength and courage and the relationship between gender and dominance in a tragedy filled with action and adventure. 

Consumed by youthful desire, we are left to wonder whose ambition is the driving force of the play—Macbeth’s, Lady Macbeth’s or both?  Macbeth remains the most mysterious and unforgettable of Shakespeare’s plays. This production contains adult language and situations, and is intended for mature audiences.

The Saturday November 11 performance will be ASL interpreted. Interested audience members can contact the box office to make appropriate seating arrangements by calling (714) 895-8150, option 1, or by email:

The Sunday November 12 matinee performance will be followed by a discussion of the play with the director, actors, designers and special guests.  All audience members are encouraged to attend.
For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit the GWC Theater Arts department website at



The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will host its second annual Golf Classic in southern California on Friday, November 17th at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, California. This year's field will once again bring out some of the biggest names in basketball including this year's host, Los Angeles Lakers legend and Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 1980 enshrinee, Jerry West.

The Golf Classic will feature Basketball Hall of Famers and basketball celebrities with one represented with each golf foursome. Hall of Famers scheduled to participate include Rick Barry, Elgin Baylor, Van Chancellor, Teresa Edwards, Spencer Haywood, Bernard King, Billie Moore, Gary Payton, Ralph Sampson, Jamaal Wilkes, Gary Williams and more. Many other sports legends will also be on hand. Guests will be treated to a special welcome breakfast, as well as a cocktail reception and dinner to close out the day's events.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, as well as the Orange County Ronald McDonald House. In conjunction with the Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic, legendary players will visit the Ronald McDonald House to engage with the families residing there and bring a dose of fun and excitement.

"We are very pleased to be returning to beautiful southern California for the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic," said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "This exceptional charity event allows us to raise funds for our annual initiatives surrounding the game we love, but more importantly, it will allow us to partner with the Orange County Ronald McDonald House and contribute to the tremendous work they are doing in the local community."

"The Orange County Ronald McDonald House is ecstatic to partner with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame! The Basketball Hall of Fame is known for honoring and celebrating basketball's greatest moments and people and the Ronald McDonald House mirrors a similar practice," said Noel Burcelis, Executive Director Orange County Ronald McDonald House. "Our charity recognizes just how valuable moments are between a parent and a seriously ill child and our work focuses on keeping families close during trying times. The members inducted to the Hall of Fame exemplify character traits such as: commitment, dedication and heart, which our charity so often witnesses in the families we serve. This truly is a coming together of two great organizations."

The Basketball Hall of Fame will use funds generated by the charity golf event to support youth initiatives, educational platforms, artifact and exhibit preservation, and the overall growth and awareness of the sport of basketball. The Orange County Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms will use the resources generated to provide a comforting "home away from home" for the families of seriously ill children receiving treatment in Orange County hospitals. 

The site of the Golf Classic, Monarch Beach Resort, is an iconic Orange County property that exemplifies the best of resort life with luxurious accommodations, exquisite cuisine and premium spa and recreational facilities. The Monarch Beach Golf Links was designed by legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and offers unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean.

A limited number of golf foursomes are available, as well as sponsorship opportunities. Each foursome will include a fifth golfer – a Basketball Hall of Famer or basketball personality. For more information on golf foursomes and partnership opportunities, call 413.231.5540.


Coast City Ballet,  501 (c)(3) non-profit  dance organization,  proudly presents its 14th production of  "The Nutcracker" at Huntington Beach Historic Theater. 

Based on the original choreography by Marious Petipa and Leon Ivanov, under the direction of Clara D'Autilia, Coast City Ballet's The Nutcracker captures the enchantment and magic of this timeless holiday favorite.  First presented in 2004, Coast City Ballet's The Nutcracker has since become one of the most beloved and entertaining productions in Southern California.

Company member, guest artists, and dancers from throughout California, come together to present the story of Clara and her beloved Nutcracker in this family friendly full length production.  Join Clara as she journeys through an enchanted forest where snowflakes dance in ever-changing patterns, see toys come to life, marvel in the enchantment of this fairy tale ballet, experience the magic of dance!

Discounted group tickets available for Children and Youth Groups – Presale only – for information please contact

For tickets purchase visit

Performance schedule:  The Nutcracker Ballet, Friday, December 22,  2017, 7:00 p.m.
                                 The Nutcracker Ballet, Saturday, December 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Adult -     $25/$27
Children - $23/$25
Senior -    $23/$25
Venue: Huntington Beach Historic Theater
          1905Main Street, Huntington Beach, California


Multiple Grammy winner and California State University, Fullerton Professor Bill Cunliffe and Carson Foundation Chair Jeff Sotzing will be teaming up together to produce the 13th Annual Muckenthaler Jazz Festival over 6 consecutive Thursdays between May 17 and June 21 in 2018.
Cunliffe and Sotzing will be replacing original Festival Producer Eric Futterer and Artistic Director Glenn Cashman.  About the transition Muck CEO Farrell Hirsch said, "Every Jazz Fest producer who comes in here owes a huge debt of gratitude to Eric and Glenn the way every astronaut who subsequently walked on the moon, owed it to Neil Armstrong. They started the tradition of excellence, and of personal service to the audience that we hope to continue"
Some of the innovative changes planned by the new team include adding an opening act of local talent developed here in North Orange County, theme nights that honor different musical styles such as Big Band, and other surprises to come!
Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. Cunliffe was awarded a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for "West Side Story Medley," on the album "Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson" (Resonance Records, 2009). In addition to receiving five Grammy nominations, he is a two-time Emmy nominee.
Jeff Sotzing is a producer, known for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Carson on TCM and Johnny Carson Presents the Tonight Show Comedians. Sotzing has supported the Muckenthaler over the years as a volunteer of the Muckenthaler Motor Car Show and also the City of Fullerton's Trains, Planes, and Automobilescollaboration in the month of May.


Ongoing events

Many of our local non-profit organizations, services organizations and self-help groups hold regularly sponsored meetings throughout the year. To view our list, just click the button on the left.


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