Holiday Ice Rink
The Strand hosts its annual Holiday Ice Rink at 155 Fifth St., Huntington Beach. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Skate rental is $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information, (714) 465-4528.
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OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art, 7561 Center Ave., No. 32, Huntington Beach, hosts a pastels and drawings exhibit by artist Scott Valenzuela. Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and also by appointment. For more information, call (714) 421-0476.
New Year's Comedy Bash
The Surf City Comedy Club hosts a New Year's Eve Extravaganza and grand opening at Endless Food & Fun, 7227 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. Performers include Bob Perkell, Jeff Capri and Mike Pace and the event includes a full dinner menu and champagne. Show times are 7 and 10 p.m. and cost is $50. For more information, call (714) 377-7671.
Surf City Splash
The annual Surf City Splash, in which residents celebrate the new year by running into the ocean, takes place at Huntington Beach Pier. The event starts with a pancake breakfast, with pancakes and sausage served by the Lions Club from 9 a.m. to noon at Pier Plaza for $5. The splash takes place about noon. For more information, call (714) 349-7706 or visit http://www.hbsurfcitysplash.com.
The Huntington Beach Coordinating Council meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Monday of each month at Murdy Park, 7000 Norma Drive, a $5 lunch is available. For more information, visit http://www.hbvolunteers.org.
A Home 4 Ever Rescue brings puppies and small dogs available for adoption from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to the Petco, 8909 Adams Ave. For more information, visit ahome4everrescue.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Orange County Wine Elite hosts a fun and educational blind-tasting of wines from around the world at 6 p.m. every Saturday at Spark Woodfire Grill, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy. #202, Huntington Beach. Themes vary on a weekly basis, and guests pay only their coverage for the wines at retail cost, plus any individual food expense. Check out their program and register for events at http://www.meetup.com/WineElite.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Petco, 5961 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Adoptions are also held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at PetSmart, 7600 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. Cats over 7 years old are $99; kittens and all others are $135 for one and $200 for two. Adoption includes neuter/spay, vaccination, FIV/FELV test, microchip, collar ID tag and a bag of food. For more information, visit http://www.secondchancepet
Surf City Tea Party, a discussion group dedicated to limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual rights and free markets, meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at Euromasters Event Center, 18370 Pacific St., Fountain Valley. Members live in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Westminster. For more information, go to http://www.surfcitytea.ning.com.
Amigos de Bolsa Chica offers free public tours from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of every month, leaving every 15 minutes at the pedestrian bridge at the Bolsa Chica wetlands on Pacific Coast Highway across from Bolsa Chica State Beach. For more information, call (714) 840-1575 or visit http://www.amigosdebolsachica.org.
Orange Coast Gakuen Japanese Language School offers adult Japanese language classes with veteran instructor Yoko Saito, adult Japanese floral arrangement classes with ikenobo expert Ogawa Sensei and Japanese language classes for children ages 5 to 18 at 21141 Strathmoor Lane, Huntington Beach. For more information, visit http://www.orangecoastgakuen.org or call (714) 235-5559.
The Clara Barton Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Community United Methodist Church, 6652 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach. Membership in DAR is open to any woman at least 18 years old who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. For more information, call (714) 962-0840.
Cypress Twirlers Square Dancing hosts a dancing night for singles and couples from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The event is at 5946 Westminster Ave., Huntington Beach. For more information, call (562) 425-0130 or (714) 840-1750.