FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY: The 20th annual Duck-A-Thon will be at Huntington Beach's Pier Plaza, raising funds for AltaMed's Huntington Beach Community Clinic. The event begins with a Sunset Win Tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. At 3 p.m. Saturday, thousands of rubber ducks will race to the shore to earn prizes for their owners. At 1 p.m. Sunday, local companies and individuals will race ducks to earn the Golden Duck Traveling Trophy. For more information, visit (SCOTT SMELTZER, HB Independent / May 9, 2011)


Mayor's Breakfast

Fountain Valley Planning & Building Director Andy Perea gives a presentation on "Code Enforcement: Working to Keep Fountain Valley a Nice Place to Live" at the city's Mayor's Breakfast, held in the Saltzer Conference Room of Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, 17100 Euclid St., Fountain Valley. The breakfast starts at 8 a.m. and costs $2. For more information, call (714) 593-4410.

Poke Restaurant Opening

North Shore Poke Co., a Hawaiian-style poke restaurant, celebrates its grand opening at 214 5th St., Huntington Beach. The ribbon-cutting event begins at 4:30 p.m. and includes free food samples, hula dancing, music and giveaways. For more information, call (714) 465-9011.


Marine View Spring Fling

Marine View Middle School's music department presents its annual Spring Fling at 7:15 p.m. in the school's auditorium, 5682 Tilburg Drive, Huntington Beach. The show features the school's jazz ensemble, band, dance team and choir. There will also be dinner and a silent auction at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $20 for preferred seating. For more information, call (714) 846-0624.

'A Gathering of Friends'

The Alzheimer's Family Services Center will hold its 12th annual "A Gathering of Friends" gala from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway. Tickets are $150 each and can be purchased at or by calling (714) 593-9630.

Mr. Fountain Valley

The first Mr. Fountain Valley Pageant takes place at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center, 16400 Brookhurst St. The event starts at 5:45 p.m. and includes dinner, raffles, a no-host bar and a competition between five challengers — Tim Davis of Fountain Valley Kiwanis, Marc Ecker of the Fountain Valley Educational Foundation, Frank McDowell of Colette's Children's Home, Dave Osborn of the Kelly Osborn Memorial Scholarship Fund and David Truong of the Fountain Valley Community Foundation — for the crown. Admission is $30 presale and $50 at the door; audience members may also buy $1 votes for contestants. Ages 21 and older only. For more information, call (714) 593-4449 or visit or


OC Roller Girls

The OC Roller Girls team Pulp Friction takes on the San Diego Derby Dolls team Hard Corps at the Rinks, 5555 McFadden Ave., Huntington Beach. Two OC Roller Girls home teams, Crash Test Bunnies and Psycho Ex-Girlfriends, compete at 6 p.m., with the main bout at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13. For more information, call (714) 614-3230 or visit

Dance Extravaganza

Golden West College's Dance Department presents "The Steps & Stories of American Dance," featuring jazz, tap and other styles, at the GWC Theater, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The show begins at 8 p.m. and admission is $12 general, $10 for seniors and students with ID. For more information, call (714) 895-8150 or visit

Pushups for Charity

The Training Spot hosts its annual Pushups for Charity Challenge, in which contestants do as many pushups as possible in 90 seconds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, at 440 Main St., Huntington Beach. The contestants hit the mats at 10 a.m. in the gym parking lot. For more information, call (714) 841-9294 or visit

Beer and Wine Tasting