Motor Gun Hotel performs at Blue Café on Saturday. (Courtesy Julie Coleman, HB Independent / November 24, 2010)

Whole Foods Market hosts Second Chance Pet Adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. In addition to adoptions, there will be a silent auction and raffle prizes. For more information, call (714) 448-9079.

DEC. 5

Chanukah Party

Chabad of West Orange County hosts a Latkes & Laughter Chanukah Party at Chabad of West Orange County, 5052 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Comedian Robert Cait will be on hand to entertain adults and children, and there will be sushi, a salad bar, latkes and doughnuts, as well as a menorah lighting. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $18 for adults, $8 for children ($14 for adults and $6 for children before Dec. 2). For more information, call (714) 846-2285.

Holiday Celebration

The Community Service Program's Huntington Beach Youth Shelter hosts its 14th annual Light a Light of Love holiday event in downtown Huntington Beach, with activity centered around Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway and the Huntington Beach Pier. The program includes a holiday bazaar at the Strand, a Paws for Change dog holiday costume contest, a children's parade down Main Street, entertainment at Pier Plaza and a snowflake lighting ceremony at the pier. The event IS place from 12:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 842-6600.

DEC. 8

Menorah Lighting

Chabad of South Huntington Beach celebrates the last night of Chanukah with a menorah lighting ceremony at the Bella Terra amphitheater, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. The program includes greetings, musical entertainment and refreshments, with Chanukah gifts given to the children. The ceremony is free and starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call (714) 846-2285.

DEC. 9

Dance Workshop

Studio Fusion, a new dance and fitness studio, hosts a dance workshop to benefit Toys for Tots at 16401 Gothard St., Huntington Beach. Choreographer Eddie Garcia leads a "Dance Like a Star" workshop at 5 p.m., and the studio offers a beginning/intermediate dance class at 6 p.m. and a Barre Fusion fitness class at 7 p.m. Registration is free with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy worth $10 or more. For more information, call (714) 596-7400.


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.