Monday, December 16, 2013

Two networking events not to miss this week in Huntington Beach

Last minute reminder..  Don't forget tomorrow (Tuesday the 19th at 11am) is the RBN Networking Lunch at Seacliff Country Club (6501 Palm Ave).  RBN is offering a special for this meeting:  everyone will be the member price of $25 and can have a display table free (if they want one - first come first serve).  All the info can be found at www.rbninfo.com.  See you there.

The following day, the 20th, is our Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce networking lunch and holiday boutique.  Come do your shopping with local businesses.  If you are a chamber member and would like to display/sell your wares, no additional cost above the $20 to attend lunch.  If you are not a chamber member, but would like to come sell some stuff, it is the $20 for lunch and an additional $20 to have a table. Can't beat the deal.  The lunch will be held at the newly redecorated Ringside Restaurant (19092 Beach Blvd).  Recently they were featured on Bar Rescue on the Food Network. Worth checking out the results.  The details and contact info for that is HERE.  Tables are limited, so get your rsvp in now.  Some of the products you will find so far are:   Mary Kay,  dog clothes, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Ms. Kettle Kettlecorn, Apiori Beauty, gifts from a distance, Farm Fresh to You, Bianca's Costumes (great for the upcoming annual gala by the way), and more!!


Hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season and I see you this week at either or both RBN and Chamber.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

Here is an early reminder - a must for your calendar:
Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation will be ringing in the holidays with a wine tasting event at the beautiful Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort in Huntington Beach on December 4 from 6:30pm - 9:ooopm..  This fun event is held during this magical time each year to save the lives of many animals now in shelters throughout California who would not have a chance at life without the support of people throughout the community.   The Waterfront Hilton will be transformed into a wonderland with beautiful holiday decorations.  Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation is inviting everyone to celebrate the season with the knowledge that you are saving the life of an animal while enjoying a warm and cozy evening of fun and entertainment. For only $25, you will have the opportunity to taste outstanding wines from the Napa & Sonoma Valley (open pouring stations).  The chef of the Waterfront Hilton has a very tasty and REASONABLY priced menu prepared for your enjoyment to complement the wines that will be served.  And once again we are proud to feature Jim Nichols and his amazing music to entertain everyone throughout the evening.   Please go to www.WagginTrails.org to purchase your ticket or call  714-328-8661 for more information.  And please help us spread the word for this event.  It is very fun and 100% of the proceeds goes to saving the lives of dogs on "death row" and transports them to non-impacted shelters far north where folks are waiting to adopt!!

But before Dec 4 shows up, we've got some other upcoming you may be interested in.  Next week we have the monthly RBN Networking Lunch at Seacliff Country Club.  Tuesday the 19th at 11am.  They are offering a special for this meeting.  All first time guests can attend for the member price of $25 and have a display table free (if they want one).  All the info can be found at www.rbninfo.com.  See you there.

The following day, Wed the 20th, come join the HB Chamber of Commerce for their networking lunch at Old World Festival Hall.  They will be serving up a traditional Thanksgiving meal for our us. Start that filling up on turkey early!  11:30am.  All the details can be found HERE.   And then to round out the day, you can join the chamber that same evening at their Network at Night mixer at Zimzala in the Shorebreak on the Strand.  530pm - 7:30pm.  $20 to attend which includes unlimited appetizer tastes and wine/beer.  Can't beat that deal.  Visit with friends, make new ones, meet other local business poeple!  Network, network!

Finally (for this email), the next lunch for the Chamber will be on Dec 18 and will be a holiday boutique.  Come do your shopping with local businesses.  If you are a chamber member and would like to display/sell your wares, no additional cost above the $20 to attend lunch.  If you are not a chambe rmember, but would like to come sell some stuff, it is the $20 for lunch and an additional $20 to have a table.  That is an awesome deal.  The lunch will be held at the newly redecorated Ringside Restaurant on Beach Blvd.  Recently they were featured on Bar Rescue on the Food Network. Worth checking out the results.  The details and contact info for that is HERE.  Tables are limited, so get your rsvp in now

Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween is fast approaching in Huntington Beach, plus a few shout outs.

Upcoming in HB, here are few things:
Tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am - 2pm the Fire House at 18311 Gothard is having their annual open house.  This is not to miss event.  There will be tours, demonstrations, apparatus and educational displays and more.  Bring the kids!
more info: www.surfcity-hb.org 

Oktoberfest is in full swing at Old World.  Get over there Wed-Sunday and party like a good German.  And if you don't make it out there in the next two weekends, make sure to show up on the final day of Oktoberfest on the 27th.  It is also the final day of the Wiener National Dog Races and there will be a doggy dress up and children's costume that day.  Also on that day, one of the village businesses, owner of Bella Musica, will be conducting and performing in a jazz band. Both she and her husband are qualified performers in Carnegie Hall - that will make for some great music.

There are plenty of other events going on this weekend as well as all the days to come, make sure to check out the calendar on www.TheLocalHB.com for tons of info.   Speaking of calendar - is your calendar marked for the monthly networking at SeaCliff Country Club.  Next Tues, the 15, is the RBN luncheon.   Please visit www.rbninfo.com for all the details.

Have you enjoyed a delicious Italian meal lately?  I happen to be particular to Baci Italian Restaurant on Beach (near Garfield)… there food is SO good.  And for a bit of good news, they just lowered the prices on their menu!  No excuses – you should give them a try.  Did you know they have a private banquet room?  It accommodates up to 100 people perfect for reception dinners, small weddings, business or networking meetings, holiday parties, etc.   If you or anyone you know is looking something like that, make sure to contact Angelo, the owner, and tell him I sent you.  He will take good care of you (and he works with your budget!!).  All the contact info is on their site, www.BaciRestaurant.com – and next time you are on facebook, look them up and like that.  Thanks much.    Oh, one more thing about Baci, I happen to know they are looking for a weekend bartender.  Keep your ears open if you know someone.  :-)

Since I am on a recommendation roll, let me do a shout out for Salon Ambiance.  If you are in need a “touch up” to get ready for all the upcoming holidays, these guys are great.  Personally, I see the owner, Sopi.  They are on Warner near Bolsa Chica.  Sopi will take great care of you…  714-846-5900.

Yea, I know this is a long one, but I haven’t sent out an email in a while.  :-)
Halloween stuff:
October 26 – Huntington Harbour Mall.  Bring out the dogs or come to find a furry friend at the “Hauntington” Harbour Halloween Festival.  11am-3pm at the mall there will be dog & cat adoptions, vendors, food, photos, and of course a dog costume contest (and for kids too)!  www.huntingtonharbourdogfestival.com has more info.   If you or someone you know would like to set up a table to show off your wares, hand out samples, etc, you are more than welcome to.  Just let me know ahead of time.  No cost, you just have to bring your own table & chairs and ez-up (if needed).   Pass on the word – it is in support of Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation and we want to make this a grand event.

The Children’s Library (in Central Library) is once again doing their annual Halloween Magic Show starring Johnny Ace Palmer - Wednesday, October 23 at 4 PM and 7 PM in the Library Theater. Tickets are $4 each and they are available NOW at the Children’s Desk. Advance ticket purchase is recommended because this popular show sells out every year!  Children may wear their Halloween costumes to the program. Following each show there will be a costume parade. Children will march up the circular ramp, around the adult reference area and end up in the Children’s Department where will be able to pet Johnny Ace’s pet rabbit, Snowball. Moms and dads – don't forget to bring your camera so you won't miss this great photo op!

And of course on the day of Halloween come downtown for the annual Halloween Festival on Main Street and at The Strand (on 5TH Street), 4pm-8pm.  Kids can Trick or Treat with local merchants in downtown H.B. and enjoy free activities. Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bouncy Houses, Giant Slide, Draco the Dragon, 40 foot Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Costume Contests, Police and Fire Departments with their vehicles include an antique fire truck, Boo Walk of Chills and Thrills on Walnut & Main Street, plus a whole lot more to see.  Don’t have a costume?  Simply Halloween store on 5th and Walnut gives 10% off costumes if you mention the costume contest.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Get great kites and flags on the HB Pier!!

Hey HB friends: The flag / kite guy on the pier posted two HB flags and is currently taking pre-orders. He has been out of stock for months! He wasn't planning on ordering more because it takes so long to sell them. (He gets mostly out of towners who don't want our HB flags!) I think there are enough proud HB people that want to display an HB flag that we can sell these out easily. I usually buy 2 a year to always have a nice looking one flying. If you are interested in getting a flag (or two) please place your pre-order now. The faster he reaches his target amount of pre-orders, the sooner we all get our flags! Thanks for supporting an HB small business. Go towww.kiteconnection.com search "surf city". That will take you to the page to choose between the flags available for pre-order. IF YOU PLAN TO PICK UP FLAGS IN PERSON:
use PROMO CODE: "freehb" at checkout (if you are ordering ONE flag, and you will get a discount equivalent to the shipping (within a penny or so). If you are ordering MORE than one, DO NOT USE THE PROMO CODE, shipping will automatically be FREE. Happy Shopping!


Saturday, July 20, 2013

US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

If you haven't heard all the rumblings or been downtown this past week, you might not know the US Open of Surfing starts tomorrow, Saturday, and runs for a week. Get on down there if you love the crowds and all the Open has to offer.  But beware, it is going to be CRAZY.  :-)
The calendar on TheLocalHB has the full schedule of events if you want to check it out.

This mini blast is actually more about helping out a couple supporters of TheLocalHB.

First, one of favorite pizza places in town is Pizzarito at Bella Terra. Well they happen to be one of the choices in the pizza category on the Best of the Westside survey currently going on.   Please take a moment and support a local establishment:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BestofTheWestside.  It is a fairly long survey, so if you want to only vote for Pizzarito, just scroll down til you find it.  There are other categories that you may feel strongly about - have at it.   I thank you for helping them out.  They have been a supporter of TheLocalHB since the beginning!!  

And one more,,, another friend of mine (Local HB supporter) has a daughter who is a singer/songwriter.  Quite talented.  She is trying to raise  money to put out her first EP.  If you love music and like to support the arts, take a moment and check out her site:  http://ameliabarron.com.  From there you can listen to her music and make a donation if you'd like to help her make it is the competitive world of music!  :-)

Thank you in advance, now get out there and enjoy yet another beautiful weekend in HB. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy Post 4th of July

Happy post 4th of July.  What a 4 day weekend that was!  Of course I was down with the mass of humanity on Main for all of the festivities!

That celebration is past, and you wonder what else is there to do in HB?  Well, on any particular weekend there is sure to be plenty of stuff going on.  A couple quick updates on a few of the upcoming events:

Parents:  are you familiar with the Adventure Playground at Central Park?  10am - 4pm daily (except Sundays) you will finds a plethora of fun for kids.  They can raft on a small pond, navigate a rope bridge, use a cable slide, go down a mudslide, build forts and more.  Not quite "clean" fun.  :-)  but fun non the less.

On this Sat there is a classic car show downtown hosted by Coldwell Banker.  It is a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.  Show up any time between 10am & 3pm.

If you like inline hockey, you can catch the World Inline Championships at The Rinks, 5555 McFadden Ave.  Learn more about the event:  www.2013FIRSworldinline.com

Peter's Landing has their on going farmers market from 9am - 2pm.  Every Saturday!!

From 2pm - 6pm this Sunday is the German Heritage Day at Old World. Free food and admission to the 1st 500 guests! Live music from the German American Brass Band, Folk Dancers, Dachshund Races and loads of family fun.  There will be daschund races as well (3pm).

As always, much more stuff can be found on the online HB calendar:  www.thelocalhb.com/calendar.html

And for a little networking business.  Tomorrow is the once a month HB Chamber of Commerce AM Connect networking breakfast.  If you are a chamber member and not taking advantage of this breakfast meeting, you are missing out!  If you are not a member, you are welcome to come check it out and see how much business is being done amongst Chamber members.  We meet at SeaCliff Country Club (6501 Palm Ave) the second Friday of each month.  7:15am.  Tell them you are a guest of mine and you'll be the member's price.  Info about the chamber:  www.hbchamber.com.

Can't get enough of SeaCliff or networking?  Don't forget Tuesday coming up, the 16th at 11am, is the once a month RBN networking lunch.  80+ people to network with.  As I've mentioned before, the Orange County networking group has made SeaCliff their HB home.  Come out and show them some support while doing some business!  info and rsvp at www.rbninfo.com.  Non-members can save $5 by registering in advance online.


Have a great rest of the week. and see you around HB! 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

summer is here! Celebrate in downtown HB

Hi all,,, Summer is certainly on it's way.  Celebrate the sunshine and father's this Saturday at the annual Chili at the Beach.  it is the 6th annual and is shaping up to be better than ever!  Besides a chili cookoff, there will be a salsa tasting contest. The event runs from 11am to 6pm on Main Street, and this year you will also find all kinds of activities on the Strand as well.  Many details available on the downtown website.  

Next Sunday the 23rd is the Waggin' Trails annual wine and food tasting, Wags N Wine (formerly called Pups N Pinot).  This year you will find us at the Waterfront Hilton with double the amount of restaurants and wineries present.  And once again, you can bring your dog (with or without a cute outfit).  The Hilton is offering us parking for only $5 and the tickets to the event are still a steal.  Check out all the vendors that will be present on our site:  www.wagsnwine.com.  And of course you can get your tickets there too! if you want vip tickets you'd better get them quick, they are almost sold out.  Please pass on the word to all the food, wine and/or dog lovers you know!

RBN Networking group is still here in Huntington Beach and excited to have their new location firmed up - SeaCliff Country Club, 6501 Palm Ave.  They will be meeting the 3rd Tues of each month from 11am to 1:30pm.  The all inclusive price is still $25 for RBN members and $35 for non members (includes lunch) - but for their grand opening at this new location EVERYONE is ONLY $25.  Check out the details for RBN at www.rbninfo.com. This networking lunch is always very well attended and business among attendees is flying!
Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Memorial Day Weekend


This Memorial Day, Love N' Bloom Flowers is participating in a Nationwide Memorial Day Rose Give A Way.  Each visitor will receive a FREE rose to place on a headstone to honor someone who served!  "Never Forget!"

A special notice for this Memorial Weekend.  Our friends at Love N' Bloom will be distributing roses Friday, May 24th, from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday, May 25th, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Limited Quantity is available.

American Legion 555, Patriots and Paws, Knights of Columbus, Boys Scouts of America are a just a few of exhibitors who will be represented during these two days.

Love N' Bloom is located at 18822 Beach Blvd., Suite 103, here in Huntington Beach, CA (714) 593-1236

By the way, Love N" Bloom was selected amongst 200 florists nationwide and one of only 3 in California to participate in this program which is sponsored by the US National Veterans Association as an official florist.

This is a super great thing they are doing, so please swing by and participate!! 

Also, don't forget the Memorial Celebration at the Pier on Monday at 11am!  Info for that and other events on the calendar:  www.thelocalhb.com/calendar.html


Friday, May 03, 2013

City of Huntington Beach Updates


Here are a couple of updates from our city - events to check out and a summer shuttle update.  The first one below is for Peter's landing - make sure to go to that early, so you can head to 5 Points Plaza for the Barking Lot Party (flyer), fun stuff planned for this free event from 11am-3pm.  If you know anyone looking to adopt a dog, definitely pass on the info as we'll have several rescues there with available dogs!   Please go to our facebook, www.facebook.com/waggintrails, and find it under events.  Please share this information with everyone on your list!!  Let's make this a successful event and save the lives of some dogs!

City updates:

Peter’s Landing Farmers Market Celebration. The Peters Landing Weekly Farmers Market is celebrating the success of its first two years this Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The day begins with a blessing of the market from Father Christian Mondor from Sts. Simon and Jude at 9:00 a.m. continuing at noon with a ceremony featuring Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper and Councilmember Jim Katapodis, as well as cake for everyone. There will also be bounce houses, a balloon man, a petting zoo, ponies, as well as the outstanding assortment of foods, arts and crafts which have made the market such a success, as well as live music from Carmine. Peter’s Landing is located at 16400 Pacific Coast Highway. For questions, please call (562) 449-9299.

Red Table Restaurant Hosts Event to Support Historic Wintersburg Preservation
Red Table Restaurant will donate a percentage of proceeds for the entire day’s returns on Monday, May 13 from 11:30am to 9:00pm, to the Historic Wintersburg Preservation Fund. Everyone eating at Red Table Restaurant that day will enjoy a great meal and help preserve Huntington Beach history. The Huntington Harbour Mall also has announced it will match the donation by Red Table Restaurant, doubling the support for Historic Wintersburg. Historic Wintersburg is a century-old goldfish and flower farm including the Wintersburg Japanese Presbyterian Mission complex, founded in 1904. It is a unique, intact pioneer farm and mission site representing Huntington Beach’s pioneer settlement and agricultural era. Information about Historic Wintersburg can be found at: www.HistoricWintersburg.blogspot.com. The Red Table Restaurant is in the Huntington Harbour Mall in northwest Huntington Beach, 16821 Algonquin St., Huntington Beach, CA 92649, (714) 846-4700. It is a popular gastropub featuring dishes like crab ceviche, Barbacoa beef tacos, and a variety of small plate dishes with warm cupcakes and broken banana cream pie to finish. Historic preservation tastes great!

Surf City Downtown Shuttle Returns.  The Surf City Downtown Shuttle returns to service May 18 through October 1, offering a free, fun and convenient way to visit the Downtown on weekends, Tuesdays during Surf City Nights, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Parking for all shuttle passengers is free at the City Hall parking lot, located at 2000 Main Street, with the Shuttle departing on the hour and half-hour from that location to Main and Orange Streets and 5th; and Walnut at The Strand on weekends. On Tuesdays, the Shuttle provides service to Main and Orange at the entrance to the award-winning Surf City Nights street fair and Certified Farmer’s Market. Perhaps biking is more your style? If so, then be sure to take advantage of free, secured bicycle parking offered by Pedego Electric Bikes at 5th and Olive Streets every weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This service is unique to our community, in a fenced environment, and best of all, it’s absolutely free! For more information about these programs, please click HERE.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Taste of Huntington Beach this weekend

Only 4 days left to the big Taste of Huntington Beach! This Sunday.  Do you have your tickets yet?  Not too late of course.  Go to www.tastehb.com for all the info.   The price is all inclusive so you can eat and drink to your heart's content.  And once again the Tijuana Dogs will be playing for some great music.

Following this great food/wine beer event, the next up is the following Saturday, May 4.  It is the Barking Lot Party at 5 Points Plaza.  This is a dog adoption event with several dog rescues present.  But besides checking out a furry friend you could take home with you, there will also be live entertainment, food, fun for kids and more.  It is free.  Please stop by and show some support for all that Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation in partnership with 5 Points is doing to save the lives of shelter dogs!  You can contact me if you want more info.


Speaking of Waggin' Trails, and while you have your calendar out, don't forget to go ahead and mark June 23 for the best dog event around - Wags N Wine (previously named Pups N Pinot), we will now be located at the Hilton.  Check out the pictures from last year at www.wagsnwine.com.   Yes, you can bring your dogs to this one!!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter Huntington Beach

Got great plans?  One thing you can do is start off your Easter weekend with the Family Fun Day tomorrow at the Sports Complex next to Central Library.  It runs 9am to 2pm and tons of fun for the entire family is in store!  The City of Huntington Beach Community Services Department and Kiwanis Club purchase and pour thousands of pounds of candy for kids to capture from the ground. Take a picture with Easter Bunny, play at game booths, see displays from Community Services, Public Works, Fire, and Police, learn about summer camps and classes offered through Community Services, enjoy the live band, and try out some new classes. Pancake breakfast and the hot lunch made by the Huntington Beach Kiwanis Club.

And once Easter has passed, it is time to throw on those cowboy boots and head over to the Equestrian Center the following weekend.  On Sunday the 7th is the Rescue Roundup benefiting Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation (www.waggintrails.org for Roundup info).  It is an afternoon (2-6pm) of family fun.  Great all you can eat BBQ lunch, line dancing and music, silent auction and more.  Fun for kids include pony rides, crafts, face painting, bounce house!   Sorry no dogs at this event however. But come on down and have some fun.

With spring right around the corner you may be thinking of doing a once over to the ol' abode.  Well if the carpets are dingy, my guys at Pro-Quality Carpet & Tile Cleaning are offering a spring special.  Check it out at the SurfCity Savings Discount Program - their direct  Discount Link.   They are offering a 3 room special for $99 (room is up to 250s.f.).   Want to call them instead??  714-671-0658.   They will definitely take good care of you.

Now get out there and color some eggs and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lions, Crabs, Mixin' and More


As some of you know I involved in the Huntington Beach Lions Club.  We are having a restart meeting for our Branch Club THE SURF CITY LIONS - This club will meet one day a month the will do some networking as well as community service and they will also assist our Parent Club.  Please join us we are meeting tomorrow the 20th at Carrows in at Warner & Beach.   PLEASE RSVP come learn how much fun it is to give back to your community and also build your business.  Hope to see you all there.  The networking part is 11:30-12 and the meeting is from 12-1. Please invite some one you know!  

And while on the Lions, we are having our annual All You Can Eat Crabfest coming up on the 24th of March at Old World. There will be a silent auction, entertainment and lots of fun. And LOTS of crab, clam chowder, salad and even shrimps!  All you can eat for only $45 per person. Reserve your spot on the website: www.hblionscrabfest.com.

Another of my pet charities is Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation (hah, did you get pun - pet charity).  They recently joined Communities for Cause.  Take your smart phone and look up and download their app. easy.  once you do, you can set it up to have Waggin' Trails be your charity of choice. That means if you shop/dine at a participating business and show them the app, they will donate to W.T.  An easy way to help Waggin' Trails raise some money to help keep the transportation up and running.  If you don't remember what we do, visit www.waggintrails.org for the skinny.

Finally, right around the corner is the biggie networking event, Orange Counties Largest Mixer.  It will be held Wed, March 20 at the OC Fair & Event Center (88 Fair Dr in Costa Mesa).  5pm-9pm.  This is where you can join Orange County chambers of commerce and business organizations for the ultimate business networking event and mix and mingle with over 3000 business people and 300 exhibitors representing hundreds of industries and companies in and around Orange County.    This Largest Mixer is a great opportunity to reach small to large companies, meet new clients and learn how the different chambers of commerce and business organizations can make your business grow!  Miser admission is $20 per persona at the door (no credit cards).  For more info call 949-338-8338 or www.ocmixer.com.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Valentines Day Huntington Beach


You've all seen me write about the RBN networking group before.  Well they have a new location.  Where they were meeting previously at Meadowlark has been moved a bit south to Fountain Valley at Baker's Park Place (Mile Square golf area), 10410 Edinger Ave (at Brookhusrt). The new meeting date is the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 11:30am-1:30pm. Yes that means tomorrow Feb 12!!  Come check out the new location and do some excellent networking.  The all inclusive cost is $25 for members, and $35 for non-members.  More info and reservations at www.rbninfo.com or call 949-830-5776.  Also if you mention TheLocalHB.com you can go for the member price!!  I will be there, will you??  

One of the charitable groups I proudly belong to is our Huntington Beach Host Lions Club.  And it is close to that time of year again - All You Can Eat Crabfest!  Only $45 to stuff your gullet with as much crab, clam chowder, salad, and rolls you can handle.  There is a great silent auction and raffle, live music and camaraderie.  Get your tickets before they sell out.
www.hblionscrabfest.com has the registration form you can send in.  The event is March 24 at Old World German Festival Hall (7561 Center Ave).  The doors open at 4pm.

Since we're talking about all you can eat, it is not too early to secure your tickets for the Taste of Huntington Beach which will be April 28 at the Sports Complex across from Central Library.  www.TasteHB.com has all the info.  This is one super fun event.

With Valentines being right around the corner, have you found that perfect gift for your loved one?   One of the best places to find that just right item is Absolutely Fabulous (Springdale & Warner - southeast corner).  They have an amazing selection of items, so unique, every price range.  You can't go wrong.  Check out their online store HERE.  But it can't compare to seeing what they have in person!  So with that, you all have a great week and happy Valentines Day.  

Friday, January 18, 2013

(a belated wishing you a) Happy New Year

Have I been a slacker in my posts???   A very belated Happy New Year to everyone and I apologize for letting so much time go by since my last update!  I have been overly busy with work - building lots of websites for local businesses, but of course that is a good problem to have!

So, a couple of things coming up you might want to know about:
Jan 31, 6-8pm at Central Library (7111 Talbert Ave) the Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation is hosting a very special fundraiser - an evening with Intuitive Medium Bonnie Whiting.  Experience the magic of this very popular Psychic Medium Show. With Bonnie's pioneering techniques, Bonnie gives extraordinary accurate readings with specific facts and exquisite timing. Laugh and learn, be inspired when Bonnie connects you with your loved ones and pets that are in the Afterlife.  Bonnie will also teach how her simple techniques work, giving you the tools to enhance and maintain your own intuitive awareness. She will also help you identify your own intuitive strengths, making you more equipped to make better life choices. This promises to be a super fun evening for a great cause.  Only $25 per person which includes the show plus appetizers & beverages.  www.WagginTrails.org for tickets and more info.

Ready to help kick cancer's butt? The following night after Bonnie, Feb 1, join us for the Relay For Life Kick-Off party.   Also 6-8 pm at the student center at Goldenwest College.  Get involved, enjoy food, drink, silent auction and meet those involved with the Relay (which will be held May 18/19 in Central Park).  I've been involved with this for years. The kick-off is always enjoyable and the actual Relay is so worth while.  All the info on the site:  www.relayforlife.org/huntingtonbeachca.

Finally, for this email at least..... Are you a Chamber of Commerce member?  Even if you aren't and looking for a super fun event, our Chamber is holding their Annual Dinner February 22nd.  It is open to all.  I've been going since I joined the Chamber and this is by far one of the funnest events.  It is so fun because each year there is a theme and they encourage guests to decorate their table in the theme and even dress to the theme!   This year it is a casino night.  So there will even be casino gaming to enjoy on top of everything else.  You can image all the creativity that will go in to this one.  I already signed up to have a table.  If you know me, or have been before, you know I like to do it up right.  :-)
Feel free to contact me if you are planning on going and would like to sit with us.  I have a couple spots still open.  Go the Chamber's site, HERE for all the details.  If you'd like to see  photos of past dinners, I've got a lot of them posted -table decorations and outfits - on my album:  www.TheLocalHB.shutterfly.com.  Check it out.

And like always, there is tons of other stuff going on in HB, just go to the calendar section of www.TheLocalHB.com to find an event for you!