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, April 24, 2019; 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, April 24, 2019; Starts 6:00 p.m.

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



The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District, presents "Fanfare 2019" by its Orchestra department at the Historic Huntington Beach Union High School Auditorium and Bell Tower 1905 Main Street in Huntington Beach on April 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Entertain your brain and get a little culture if you Fanfare! The APA Orchestra department celebrates great music from the Baroque to present day with exciting student performances. This is an evening of eclectic music performed by outstanding young artists!

Tickets: $22 for adults, $16 for students/seniors

Available at:


Huntington Beach Sports Complex, 18100 Goldenwest St., Saturday, April 27. Showtime: 9am- 9pm (Gates open 9am). Tickets: $40. (General Admission); $75. (Gold Ticket with assigned stage front seating

"The team at OC Oral Surgery is proud to announce its 2019 Academic Advantage event will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center in Rancho Santa Margarita. High school students, junior high students, and parents are all welcome to attend. The Academic Advantage program is designed to help guide interested middle school and high school students on a path to a career in the medical or dental field. Attendees will hear from experts in health care, college admissions departments, and educational counseling with information about the college application process and the requirements for succeeding on the competitive track to a healthcare career.

Following the presentations, you and your child will be able to visit tables and booths where you will receive more valuable guidance about getting an edge on your child's future. We will also be having a gift card giveaway to favorite local eateries and coffee houses, and a raffle for high-tech essentials, as well as offering two $500 scholarships to applicants in attendance. RSVP today, and don't forget to arrive a little bit early to grab a good seat!"

The event will be held on Saturday, April 27th, from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM located at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center at 22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688. The event is free. 


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Fun for the entire family! Spend a day at the shooting range, FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING. You can try Cowboy Action Shooting and/or Action Pistol shooting. Try the NRA 3-gun shoot with .22 pistols, .22 rifles and .12 Ga. Shotguns. Shoot the BIG .50 caliber rifle and/or exotic and antique firearms. Shoot the guns of Buffalo Bill. You can shoot guns of the Civil War. You can shoot modern military rifles and pistols. See how fast you can draw by trying Cowboy Fast Draw with wax bullets and electronic timers. Try your skill with a shotgun at aerial targets. Have fun with .22 rifles and pistols. We have BB guns for the kids to shoot. Ladies and First Timers welcome. Friendly experienced shooters will be standing by to safely help. All guns and ammo provided. Nominal charge for the ammo you shoot. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA cards. If you want to shoot your own guns and ammo, the range is open to the public on Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. There is a fee for using the range on those days. Eye and ear protection is required for all participants and spectators in the shooting area (safety glasses and ear plugs will be available on site). Target shooting is one of the safest sports you can participate in.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring DJ Matt Van Allen playing all your favorites. Delicious tacos, nachos, burgers, hot dogs, chips, lemonade, Kona Ice, snacks, soda and water will be available for purchase. Buy tickets in the Opportunity Drawings for several great new firearms, YOU COULD BE THE LUCKY WINNER! You do not need to be present to win!

Special FREE Kiddie Korral child care will be available for the kids. Visit the great lineup of vendors.

This fun event will be held at Lucerne Valley Lions Club and Shooting Range, Highway 18 at Rabbit Springs Road, Lucerne Valley, CA. For more information, visit or call: (760) 240-3330.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Lucerne Valley Lions Club Foundation and the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation. We look forward to seeing you there!


The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District at the Historic Huntington Beach Union High School Auditorium and Bell Tower 1905 Main Street in Huntington Beach on May 2 - 4, 2019, presents "Retrofest XV: We Are Family"--its Music, Media and Entertainment Technology (MMET) department's annual tribute to current and classic rock.

Thursday & Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets Available at:

This year marks our 15th year of "Retrofest," and with such a great crop of vocalists, we thought it apropos to do a show centered around harmony in the pop music era. The most crucial part of harmony singing is getting the right blend, and what groups blended better than the ones who shared common DNA? Join in as we celebrate those musical families this year with our own MMET family!


The BeachLife Festival, LA's first oceanfront music and lifestyle festival, is proud to announce a partnership with World Surf League (WSL) to host the 19th annual 2019 Big Wave Awards. On Thursday, May 2nd, big wave surfers and surf enthusiasts from all over the globe will gather on the ground of The Beach Life Festival for the Big Wave Awards, the annual awards show that celebrates the big wave surfing community and honors the most remarkable big wave surfing accomplishments of the year. The ceremony will take place within the BeachLife festival grounds, right on the shores of Redondo Beach, and serve as a kick-off event to the three-day festival happening May 3-5, 2019.

Entry to the Big Wave Awards will be included for all BeachLife attendees who have purchased a Founders Pass or Captains Pass. Tickets are available for the general public to purchase starting on Monday, March 18th, 2019 for $20 while supplies last. All Big Wave Award ticket proceeds will go to Surfrider, Life Rolls On, Five Gyres and the Redondo Beach Police Foundation. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

"The BeachLife Festival is the premier Southern California beach experience — live music, food, craft beverages, and sports inspired by California culture, are all authentic to our everyday lifestyle and we're excited to create this immersive festival event for our guests," says BeachLife co-founder Allen Sanford. "There is no better professional sport than surfing to compliment our festival and we couldn't be more excited to host professional surfers from around the world that are being recognized during the Big Wave Awards."

The 19th annual Big Wave Awards will present awards across eight categories:
Ride of the Year, Women's XXL Biggest Wave Award, Women's Paddle Award, Men's Paddle Award, Men's XXL Biggest Wave Award, Women's Best Performance presented by Hydro Flask, Men's Best Overall Performance Award, and Wipeout of the Year Award. WSL Big Wave Awards' competition window concluded on March 20, 2019, and spanned the previous 12 months of big wave surfing action. Every wave ridden at every big wave break around the world in this period was eligible for consideration across the eight categories. A panel of judges will determine the best rides in each of the categories based on photographic and video evidence. More information about the Big Wave Awards is available below. 

"We are pleased to host the 2019 Big Wave Awards alongside the BeachLife Festival," said Sophie Goldschmidt, WSL CEO. "This partnership allows surfing fans an opportunity to engage with our big wave stars and experience the show in a whole new way. We are also excited to announce that this year's awards will present two new categories: the Women's Paddle Award and the Women's XXL Biggest Wave Award.  As the Women's Paddle Award is brand new, the Big Wave Awards night will announce the World Record holder for the Largest Wave Surfed (Paddle) - Female. We were honored to celebrate Maya Gabeira's World Record last October with the opening of the Big Wave season, and now we will award the next female Big Wave World Record holder in the new paddle-in category."

Special guests expected to attend the 2019 Big Wave Awards include current World Record holders Maya Gabeira and Rodrigo Koxa for the Largest Wave Surf (unlimited) for women's and men's, respectively. With the introduction of the newest award category, the Women's Paddle Award, a new World Record holder will be announced on the anticipated Big Wave Awards night on May 2.  

The 2019 nominees for the Big Wave Awards will be released in April. Please visit for the latest updates. 

The BeachLife Festival will be located at 137 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.  



The Eighth Annual Diversity Visionary Awards (DVA)

is a celebration in May commemorating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The event will be held at:

South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court (Level 1)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 11:00am - 3:00pm

Please join us in celebrating “Asian American Pacific Heritage Month,” with colorful multicultural performances from diverse community organizations to recognize outstanding Community Leaders and Role Models who have contributed in their own special ways to the development of their respective community.

The “Diversity Visionary Awards (DVA)” is an annual event held in May, commemorating Asian Pacific American Islanders’ month and has been spearheaded by the Pacific Trade & Culture Alliance (PTCA). Since the inception of PTCA, South Coast Plaza has been an important partner serving as DVA’s host and location sponsor.

For DVA 2019, the following are this year’s Organization Partner and Sponsors:


  • Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (KACCOC), 
  • Hong Kong Association of Southern California (HKASC),
  • Indonesian American Business Council (IABC),
  • Friends of Thailand International Network (FOTIN),
  • Philippine Cultural Center of America, Inc. (PCCAI).
  • Future Leader Network
  • Southland Integrated Services (formerly Vietnamese Community Center of OC)
  • Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC)
  • Youth Talented Development Program
  • City of Garden Grove 
  • City of Fountain Valley 
  • Miss Philippine USA


  • Integrity Escrow, Inc 
  • Little Saigon TV 
  • Golden Choi Funding
  • South Coast Plaza
  • QTD Military School
  • 7Leaves
  • Mr. Dong Wan (Douglas) Chong, C.P.A, J.D.
  • Advance Beauty College

Mistress and Master of Ceremonies 

  • Leyna Nguyen (Former KCAL & KCBS-TV News Anchor)
  • Derrick Nguyen, Esq. (a Community Advocate)

Seating is limited and registration by Eventbrite is required.

To register on Eventbrite click the green "register" link at the top right or for more information, email


Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM


South Coast Plaza
Carousel Court- Level 1
3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626




On May 17-19 Huntington Beach will host the inaugural National Cartoonists Society (NCS) NCSFest, a celebration of comics and cartoon art from all over the world.

Hundreds of the world’s most celebrated creators are expected to attend the three-day event, participating in seminars, exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and signing sessions, the vast majority of which will be FREE to the public. Downtown Huntington Beach will be the setting, with all events staged beachside, on the iconic pier, at the city’s Arts Center and library and in local hotels and businesses, all within easy walking distance.


Gem Faire, the Largest Jewelry & Bead Show in Southern CA, returns to Costa Mesa May 17-19, 2019 at OC Fair & Event Center, located at 88 Fair Dr., in Costa Mesa.  Hours are Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, and Sun. 10am-5pm.  The event is open to the public.  Admission of $7 is valid for the entire weekend.

Nearly 200 exhibitors from all over the world will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, minerals, pearls and much more.  Take advantage of buying direct from the importers and wholesalers.  From loose gemstones, raw minerals and millions of bead strands, to finished jewelry, fashion accessories, supplies and tools, find them all under one roof.  Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing service is available while you shop.  Free door prize drawings are conducted every hour throughout the weekend.

Mark your calendar!  Gem Faire will be in Costa Mesa for three days only!  Buy quality gems, jewelry and beading supplies directly from the source right in your town only at Gem Faire.  For more information, visit or contact Gem Faire, Inc. at (503) 252-8300 or

Orange County Women's Chorus 2018 - 2019 Season



"Can you just imagine how dull the world would be? If just one single color was all we got to see?" – Shane Derolf

Join us as we dip our brushes into the multi-hued possibilities of music about color, both literal and figurative. Alongside our rainbow of songs, we will feature art projects created by children from local schools.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach

Purchase Tickets at:
Adults: $30; Seniors (65+): $25; Students (with ID): $15


Scott Helmer is a singer, songwriter, musician, talk radio host and Guinness World Records holder for "Most Live Music Performances in 24 Hours (multiple cities)." Since 2012 his special fundraising concerts have helped raise more than $2 Million for good causes across America ranging from military veterans and their families, equine-assisted therapy, suicide prevention, first responders, pet and animal rescues, food banks, historic places, special needs children and adults, and more.

On Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the entertainer's "One-Man Rock & Country Music Show" will make a stop at the Merrell Estate, 2182 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach, California to help support Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club as part of his year long charity concert tour aimed at helping equine-assisted activity and therapy organizations across America raise money and awareness for their important work.

General Admission Tickets: $150 each (open picnic table seating). ALL proceeds benefit Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Therapeutic Riding Lesson Demonstration, Live and Silent Auction, Scott Helmer's "One-Man Rock & Country Music Show," and more!

FOOD & DRINK: Delicious Spring Dinner and Bar

Sponsorship packages are also available. Get complete details, purchase tickets, become a sponsor and more at the event page

SeaLegs at the Beach kicked off its seasonal live music series on March 16, setting the one acre beach club up to be the perfect summer venue for sun, music, drinks, and dining. The beachfront venue will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 9pm from Now until Memorial Day. Starting Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, SeaLegs at the Beach will be open seven days a week at Bolsa Chica State Beach. 

The dynamic weekend live music lineup will feature Indie Rock, Pop Punk, Indie Pop and Alternative artists including:

  • Monday, May 27, Tijuana Dogs Memorial Day Weekend Party
  • Saturday, June 1, Adam Corolla Event
  • Saturday, June 29, Captains of Industry
  • Saturday, July 6, Tijuana Dogs 4th of July Bash
  • Saturday, July 13, Yachty By Nature
  • Saturday, July 20, Common Sense
  • Saturday, Aug. 10, Flash Back Heart Attack
  • Saturday, Aug. 17, Yachty By Nature
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, Long Beach Dub All Stars
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, Wheeland Bros Indian Summer Concert
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, Unwritten Law

Visit for a full schedule. VIP packages including cabanas, personal fire pits and VIP viewing platforms with private bars are available for each performance as well.

The emerging Prjkt Restaurant Group is on a mission to create culinary adventures infused with the distinctive vibe of Surf City, USA. Formed by hospitality entrepreneur Alicia Whitney and her team who developed award-winning SeaLegs Wine Bar, with locations in Huntington Beach and LAX Terminal 2, and the new Seasalt Woodfire Grill in Huntington Beach, Prjkt Restaurant Group offers inviting dining experiences and playful interpretations of American classics – all developed to celebrate California culture and the people who embrace it. Its beachfront concepts, opened summer 2016 in partnership with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, include four themed concessions at Bolsa Chica State Beach.


The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District at the Historic Huntington Beach Union High School Auditorium and Bell Tower 1905 Main Street in Huntington Beach on May 31 & June 1, 2019 Friday: 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. presents "Syn*er*gy 2019" by its Dance department.

Tickets: $22 for adults, $16 for students/seniors

Available at:

(sin-er-jee) / noun. 1. Combined action or operation 2. A mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct participants 3. A mainstage dance show of spectacular movement and dedicated dancers. Centered around APA's Dance Ensembles, this show will make for an unforgettable evening of groundbreaking dance showcases. "Syn*er*gy" includes works by APA faculty, special guest choreographers, and collaborative works.




The OC Fair has announced two pre-Fair shows at Pacific Amphitheatre this summer: Ramon Ayala and Banda Machos will perform on July 7, and Rick Springfield with the Pacific Symphony will perform on July 11. Tickets for these shows go on sale Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. 
Ramon Ayala / Banda Machos
Sunday, July 7, 7:30 p.m.

Ramon Ayala, known as the "King of the Accordion,” has been a master accordionist/vocalist/songwriter for more than 40 years, defining norteño music with signature songs and definitive instrumental stylings that have made him a superstar on both sides of the El Rio Grande. Ayala has received four Grammy Awards including two Latin Grammys for the albums Quemame Los Ojos and El Numero Cien. He has recorded classic songs like “Ya No Llores,” “Un Rinconcito en el Cielo” and “Chaparra de Mi Amor.” The pre-Fair concert will kick off with Banda Machos, performing a combination of Banda music, Quebradita and Ranchera.
Rick Springfield with the Pacific Symphony
Thursday, July 11, 8:15 p.m.

Grammy Award winner Rick Springfield cemented his place in pop culture with the #1 hit "Jessie's Girl." He followed with four more top 10 U.S. hits, "I've Done Everything for You," "Don't Talk to Strangers," "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody." His newest album, The Snake King, released in 2018, explores the blues. In this pre-Fair concert at Pacific Amphitheatre, Springfield will perform his timeless favorites with the Pacific Symphony. 


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