Thursday, September 30, 2010

Events this weekend in Huntington Beach & new businesses in Surf City Savings program

so, you ask, "what is going on this weekend in Huntington Beach?", well let me tell you, there definitely is some good stuff and plenty of it.

Oktoberfest at Old World is fully underway. has the schedule. get out and do some chicken dancing and beer guzzling. I'll be popping in there next week for Chamber of Commerce night (Thurs)!

On Saturday you will find the National Alliance on Mental Illness 5k walk: ; Shipley Restoration Days: ; Tribal Festival, Wetlands Tour, 2010 SoCal Film Festival - descriptions on the calendar of TheLocalHB. And one big event is the Grand Re-Opening of the College Country Shopping Center at 7378 Center Ave (at Gothard). It also doubles as the grand opening party for Good to Go Restaurants & The Living Temple. There will be Live music, Free Samples, Fun and Games, Raffle Prizes. It runs all day - 11am to 6pm, with some special music at 5pm.

The big deal for Sunday is the "Walk for the Animals" at 9am in Central Park (behind the Library). Take a walk and have some fun…Hawaiian style! 13th annual “Walk for the Animals” benefits the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. There will be over 500 animal lovers and dogs for a morning of fun, so come decked out in your favorite Hawaiian shirt! Lots of details about the event can be know where....TheLocalHB calendar!!

Coming up on the 23rd is the Distance Derby and they are still have open vendors spots. You can get some great business exposure at this one with over 700 runners, their families, and beach-goers present. If you are a business with a product to give away, you can have a free vendor spot. It could be drinks, food bars, gift items, promotional products like (good) goodie bags (no, a pen with your name on it does not count!). You just can't hand out literature alone. You bring your own ezy-up, table chairs. if you don't have a canopy, the charge is $100. Still a great deal. If you are a business interested in being part of it and hand out just literature, the cost is $250, and that includes the canopy. If you'd like more info about the event, contact Gisela Campagne at (714) 374-5397 or

If you're looking for a great gift for your wife or girlfriend, look no further than Absolutely Fabulous , 6026 Warner Ave (at Springdale in the Warner-Dale Square),for a great selection of Christine Alexander fine Swarovski clothing. Right now they are offering 40% off her line!!! details at

If you haven't visited Surf City Savings discount program in a while, it is time to go back to the site and check it out. A few of the new businesses now in the program are: La Brique Steakhouse, DMES Medical Supplies, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Dr. Michael Fishman podiatrist, The Sweat House workout/training, Southern Hemisphere Wine Center, and Surf City DJ's for all your party needs!! Yep, tons of great discounts to be had in this city sponsored/endorsed program. If you know a business in town that would like to be part of it, have them contact me! (I do the back end work on the site for the city).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shred your documents FREE this Saturday in Huntington Beach

Got Paper? Need Shredding? Orange Community Bank & the Surf City Lions Club present this FREE Community Shred-a-thon in the bank's parking lot at 6491 Edinger (at Edwards) from 10am to 2pm this Saturday, the 25th. Bring your records (5 legal size boxes max) for professional shredding services provided by The Shredders. Stay and have lunch for a donation. All proceeds to benefit Lions Club charities. www.SurfCityLio

It's not too late to register for the 13th Annual "Walk for Animals" to be held in Central Park East on Sunday October 3 to support the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals . Join the Orange County SPCA as well as Beach Blvd. of Cars and Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group (AVSG) and over 500 animal lovers and dogs for a morning of fun. You can pre-register on Saturday, September 25th John's Philly Grille. Cost: $20.00 by September 25th and $25.00 thereafter. Children under 12 are FREE. Packs of five or more pay $15.00 each if pre-registered by September 25th. At the event registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K/2K walks starts at 9:00 a.m. And don't forget to wear your Hawaiian digs for this fun filled event. For more information feel free to call (714) 374-7738 or visit - the site has all the info that is planned that day and believe me, there will be a lot going on!

Ever look for a unique way to get your name out there? You've seen the lighted banner on those blimps at night? What about the same concept on a helicopter? Well, Skylight California offers a new and unique way to control and position your advertising over the exact target market that you need to reach with the use of the lighted banner mounted on their helicopter. Imagine the advertising impact when an 8 foot by 36 foot lighted bill board flies overhead and then hovers for up to 5 minutes over crowds of on lookers reading your compelling message in the night sky. See the banner in action at or call Tom at 714-225-6476 (or email to ask him questions. It's a pretty cool concept!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lots of stuff to do in Huntington Beach this weekend

So, are we going to be seeing you all down at the Green Expo this Saturday? We are expecting a big crowd down at the pier - 10am to 4pm. Plus live music the during the event! Check out the vendors who will be present at . Also going on this weekend is the Walk 4 Water at 8:30am down at Beach & PCH; the Pacific Islander Festival both Saturday & Sunday behind Central Library - of course you want to wait to go to that one on Sunday since you'll be at the Green Expo on Saturday! :-)
you will also find a couple of good events a little north of us (Sunset Beach/Seal Beach): Walk for the Beach & a Chili Cook-off. Sunday also has, here ih HB, the Surf City Dog Contest, Scooter/Electric Bike Meetup, Chefs for Scholarships, Dachshund Races (with Oktoberfest), and more. And you know where you can get all the details for these events don't you? calendar section . Have fun this weekend, there is plenty to do!

Now let me tell you about a fairly new service here in will be useful for you if you use propane tanks in your home or business,,, you know for that outdoor heater or BBQ: HB Propane ( ) has a service that will come to you! I used them for the first time earlier this week, and what a great service they have. Instead of dragging those empty tanks to a place to fill, they come to you. Free! For $14.99 (plus tax per tank) they will come to your place, take away the empty tank/tanks and leave full ones. You are paying pretty much the same price (possibly less) as taking them somewhere to fill or switch out. Visit their website or give them a call: 714-375-5701 / 24 hour: 714-709-3073. By the way, the also rent heaters if you find yourself in need of one.

So now that you have that filled and ready to go heater, you know what you need to go with it?? How about a new home! Pick one up while the prices are still so low. For some help with that, one fellow I like to recommend is Ray Peckham . He has been a realtor since 1972 and really knows his stuff, as well as having won many awards. You can reach him at 714-915-9520 or . If you are in the market at all, it is worth getting in contact with him. His website is - you can read all about him there.

Have a great weekend and visit to download some coupons to save you some money while you are out and about.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Huntington Beach Green Expo this month

The Green Expo is right around the corner. September 18 right down at the Huntington Beach Pier, 10am to 4pm. Visit vendor booths displaying all kinds of information about being green, sustainable, & eco-friendly! You can enjoy live music from local bands while strolling the vendor area as well as live event painting! Check out the vendors who will be present at .

If you are a business that is "green" and would like to be a part of the expo, it is not too late, although time is running out there are a few spaces left. The website also has the particulars for sponsor & exhibitor space. Let us know if you'd like to be part of this great event.

Now what if you are business that involves chocolate or wine?? Like a baker, candy store, restaurateurs, liquor store, wine distributor, holiday gift vendor, etc. Or know someone who is, well the Orange County Chocolate Festival is looking for you! November 5 & 6 there is going to be a big festival at Mile Square Park and they are still in search of exhibitors/vendors for that event. There is going to be chocolate tasting, wine tasting, demonstrations, holiday gifts and more. If you are interested, send me an email and I'll forward on the pdf with all the info to you. Or you can read more about and download a vendor application at .

Since we are on the topic of causes, here is an event going on this weekend:
just north of the Wetland jetty at Brookhurst will be Walk for Wildlife, a 5k walk/run presented by the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center. Registrations begins at 8am. Info about the event at . Also this weekend you'll find the Surf City Surf Dog Clinic, the BB Jazz Concert, ballet, pet adoptions, beach cleanup and more. Read the details about all the events going on at calendar section .

Don't forget next Tuesday is the RBN luncheon at Seacliff Country Club - a great event bringing businesses from Huntington Beach as well as all surrounding communities together to network and do business together. Download the flyer here:*h0M3e9P-HSGRHbA.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Labor Day weekend is here!!!

Can you believe Oktoberfest is already upon us! Try to make it out there this Sunday for opening day. It is only $10 and that includes admission and a meal. It is all to benefit the Therapeutic Riding Center of HB ( Come by for Music, Food & Fun at Old World, 7561 Center Ave. There will be an Oompah band, beer drinking contests, shot girls, chicken dance, great beer & more. For tickets call 714-848-0966. Oktoberfest is just as fun as being at Oktoberfest Munich Germany or German Fest!!

Also this weekend over in Central Park you will find the annual Civil War Days which features live weapons demonstrations, living histories and battle reenactments. All refreshment proceeds benefit the Huntington Beach Historical Society. That runs all three days of the holiday and more info can be found on the calendar on my site.

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