May 2009 Calendar
The ARTery. The LAB, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Call 714-966-6660 for program; www.sobeca.net
15 Minutes of Fame: Artists, poets, musicians, dancers and the like will have 15 minutes on stage to do their thing in the living room every first Wednesday of the month. To sign up, email email@example.com. www.sobeca.net
Fine Arts Gallery. Golden West College,15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach. Call for current program. 714-895-8358 or 714-892-7711, ext. 51032; www.gwcfineartsgallery.com
The Huntington Beach Art Center. Gallery hours Wed. – Sat. 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Mon. and Tues. 538 Main St., Huntington Beach. Call for current program. 714-374-1650. http://hbarts.tripod.com/calendar/mar_cal.htm
Windows Gallery. A broad spectrum of artistic vision is represented in the works of both amateur and professional artists at this gallery on the Huntington Beach Central Library’s first floor. Open during library hours. 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach. 714-842-4481; www.hbpl.org
Monthly Ballroom Dance. Adults of all ages are invited to cut a rug the 2nd Fri. of each month at a dance thrown by the Huntington Beach Council on Aging. From 7:30-10:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Rodgers Seniors’ Center, 1706 Orange Ave., Huntington Beach. 714-536-9387.
FARMER’S MARKET/SWAP MEET
Farmer’s Market. Weekly market sponsored by the Orange County Farm Bureau. Every Thurs., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Lot A at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. 714-573-0374; orange.cfbf.com or http://www.ocfair.com
Farmer’s Market and Art-A-Faire. Every Fri., noon-7 p.m. (except during special events such as the U.S. Open of Surfing and Beach Games), at Pier Plaza next to the Huntington Beach Pier. 714-573-0374; orange.cfbf.com or www.hbartafaire.com
Golden West College Swap Meet. Every Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: free admission. Golden West College parking lot, 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach. 714-898-7927; http://www.goldenwestswapmeet.com
Old World Village Antique Faire. Shop for vintage treasures along the cobblestone streets of Old World Village the third Sat. of each month. 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach. 714-893-1518.
Orange County Marketplace. Full of unique items and great bargains, this swap meet is held every Sat. and Sun., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $2 admission; kids under 12 free. Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. 949-723-6616; http://www.ocmarketplace.com
Phil’s Flea Market. Monthly outdoor antiques market held the third Sat. of each month 7 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Gothard St. parking lot at Ocean View High School. Cost: free admission. 17071 Gothard St. (at Warner Ave.), Huntington Beach. 714-893-1518.
Surf City Nights Downtown Street Fair. Main Street is blocked off from cars for this weekly event that features a farmer’s market, food booths, sidewalk sales, kids’ activities, and live entertainment. The nearby Main Promenade parking garage offers 2 hours of free parking for this event. Every Tues. from 5-9 p.m. on Main St. between Pacific Coast Hwy. and Orange Ave.,Huntington Beach. 714-536-5542; www.surfcity-hb.org/announcements/surfcity_nights_information.cfm
Diego Sepulveda Adobe Estancia. A tiny portion remains of the original adobe that missionaries built circa 1820 as a way-station for herd-tending vaqueros. Later the home of Don Diego Sepulveda. Open on the first and third Sat. of each month, noon-4 p.m., or by appointment, 1900 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa. 949-631-5918; www.costamesahistory.org
International Surfing Museum. Immerse yourself in the music, movies, boards, and memorabilia of an endless summer. Open Thurs.-Mon., 12-5 p.m. 411 Olive Ave., Huntington Beach. 714-960-3483; www.surfingmuseum.org
Newland House Museum. This charming landmark, built in 1898, is the oldest surviving residence in the city of Huntington Beach. Open Sat. and Sun. (except on holidays and rainy days), noon-4 p.m. Cost: $2 for adults, $1 for kids. 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. 714-962-5777; www.hbnews.us/nwhouse.html
Amigos de Bolsa Chica Tours. Walking tours cover history, birds, endangered species, ecology, and restoration. Cost: free. Meet at the south lot of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach, across the street from the main entrance to Bolsa Chica State Beach. Also available: The Mesa Hiking Tour and the Footbridge/Loop Trail Tour; contact Amigos de Bolsa Chica for schedule info. 714-840-1575; www.amigosdebolsachica.org
Bolsa Chica Conservancy. This non-profit organization promotes the restoration and preservation of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Open to the public from sunrise to sunset daily. No bikes or pets are permitted on the trails. Cost: free. The Interpretive Center is open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon; and Sun., 12:30-3:30 p.m. 3842 Warner Ave. (SE corner of Warner Ave. and Pacific Coast Hwy.), Huntington Beach. 714-846-1114; www.bolsachica.org
The Bolsa Chica Land Trust Wetlands and Mesas Tour. On the third Sun. of each month at 10 a.m. enjoy a 2 hr. guided walking tour presented by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust. Tour departs from the south parking lot (off Pacific Coast Hwy.) of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach. 714-964-8170 or 714-846-1001; www.bolsachicalandtrust.org (See preview for other events this month).
Shipley Nature Center. Situated within Huntington Central Park, this 18-acre natural area is a sanctuary for local wildlife and a haven for nature-friendly humans. Open to the public. For more info call: 714 842-4772. Location: 17829 Golden West Street. The center is open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 17829 Golden West St., Huntington Beach. 714-842-4772 or 714-960-8895; www.shipleynature.org
Breaking the Silence: A Spoken Word Series. Don’t just write poetry – read it. Share poems, essays, short fiction, etc., the third Thurs. of each month, 6-8 p.m. Also: 15 Minutes of Fame, where poets, dancers, musicians and artists have a quarter of an hour on stage to unleash their creative genius. Starts at 7 p.m. the first Wed. of each month. The Living Room, the LAB, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. 714-966-6660; www.sobeca.net
Standing Up for Justice and Peace. Nonviolent protesters gather weekly to ask the community to give peace a chance. Bring signs and help stop George Bush’s corporate jihad. Held every Fri. at 5 p.m. outside South Coast Plaza at the intersection of Bristol St. and Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa.
Native Americans Vs. Hearthside: First Saturday of each month join Native Americans at 10 a.m. for a walk-through protest of the Hearthside’s home project being built on an 8,500-year-old village and sacred burial site. Start at the corner of Warner Avenue and Bolsa Chica Avenue, Huntington Beach.
Fairview Community Church: Reverend Sarah Halverson. Sun. service 10 a.m. Wed. Bible study 7 p.m. 2825 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (corner of Fair and Fairview). 714 545-4610
Humanist Association of Orange County. HAOC normally meets the third Sunday of every month at 1:30 p.m. Irvine Ranch Water District 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine. 714-446-9283 www.ochumanists.org
Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church in Costa Mesa. Regular services and events. 1259 Victoria Street, Costa Mesa, 92627. Call 949-646-4652 or go online www.ocuuc.org for program information.
Bolsa Chica Service Day. Help raise public awareness about the importance of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands to our community by rolling up your sleeves and helping the staff remove trash and non-native plant species. Meet on the last Sat. of each month 9 a.m.-noon, at 3842 Warner Ave., North Parking Lot, Huntington Beach. 714-846-1114; http://www.bolsachica.org
Huntington Beach Public Library. Plentiful opportunities exist for volunteers at the central library and its 4 branches. These include Friends of the Children’s Library, Friends of the Library and Gift Shop, the Genealogy Society, the HB Art League, the HB Playhouse, and Literacy Volunteers. For more info, visit the central library at 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, or one of its neighborhood branches. 714-842-4481; www.hbpl.org
Orange County Public Library/Costa Mesa. Volunteers are needed to help with daily branch operations and with Friends of the Library and Bookstore. All 3 Costa Mesa branches seek volunteers. 949-646-8845; www.ocpl.org
Restoration Days. Join community volunteers to help maintain the unspoiled beauty of the Shipley Nature Center. Meet on the first Sat. of each month at 17829 Golden West St., Huntington Beach. 714-842-4772 or 714-960-8895; www.shipleynature.org