City Administrators Weekly Report

October 2 , 2007

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Mother and Son Date Night – On Saturday, October 6, Edison Community Center is offering a fun evening, especially for mothers and their sons (ages 5–12).  The event will feature dinner, a sports carnival, contests, games, and dancing.  All guests will receive a photo as a keepsake.  The cost is $35 per couple and $12 for each additional son.  The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.

Book Club at Rodgers Seniors’ Center – Beginning Wednesday, October 10, and each second Wednesday through January 9, the Book Club will meet at Rodgers Seniors’ Center for a soup dinner and discussion of a good book.  The first book is “Enemy Woman” by Paulette Jiles, and attendees are encouraged to read the book before the first session.  The remaining books will be selected by the class each month.  The four sessions run from 7 - 9 p.m., and the cost is $30.  A $5 material fee is payable to the instructor at each class meeting.

Plein Air Paintings Available for Purchase - Many of the beautiful landscape paintings created during this year’s Plein Air Festival are available for viewing and purchase through Sunday, October 7, at the Huntington Beach Art Center.  More than two dozen artists painted Huntington Beach scenery during the past several weeks to help raise funds for the Art Center’s exhibition and education programs.  The Art Center is located at 538 Main Street and is open Wednesday through Saturday 12 - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 4 p.m., and closed Monday and Tuesday.  For more information, please call 374.1650.

Southland Senior Olympics - Huntington Beach is sponsoring the Senior Olympic Surfing Competition for surfers 50 and older on November 3, at 7 a.m., on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.  Judges will look for wave selection, maneuvers, fluidity, and style.  "A surfer must execute the most radical controlled maneuvers in the critical section of a wave with speed and power throughout.  The surfer who executes such maneuvers on the biggest and or best waves for the longest functional distance shall be given higher scores."  The surfing competition is part of the 17th Annual Southland Senior Olympics hosted by the city of Anaheim, which runs November 1 – 17.  Anaheim, in partnership with the cities of Huntington Beach, Bellflower, Long Beach, and Orange, will offer a variety of sporting activities to senior adults 50 and older.  Senior athletes who compete in the Olympics will qualify to compete in the California Senior Championship Games to be held in 2008.  Fourteen additional competitions will be held throughout the month in Anaheim, Bellflower, Long Beach, and Orange including archery, bocce ball, team bingo, softball, volleyball, push-ups, horseshoes, tennis, billiards, ping-pong, shuffleboard, bowling, golf, and ballroom dance.  The Early-Bird application deadline is October 5.  The Early-Bird Registration Fee is $25 with an additional fee of $5 for each competition and includes an athlete T-shirt and a goody bag.  The registration fee after October 5 is $30.  For more information or to receive an application, please contact Michael E. Rodgers Seniors' center at 536-9387.

PLANNING

Senior Center Draft EIR Public Information Meeting October 11 - The city will hold a public information meeting on Thursday, October 11, at 6 p.m., in Room C/D of the Huntington Central Library on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Senior Center.  This project is proposed for a 5-acre site in Central Park southwest of the intersection of Goldenwest Avenue and Talbert Street.  The meeting will provide an overview of the project and allow residents and interested parties to express their comments.  All comments will be included in the final EIR.  A copy of the Draft EIR is available on the Planning Department website, http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/CityDepartments/planning/major/senior_center.cfm.  The public comment period on the Draft EIR will close on October 31.

 

 




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