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From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

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Orange County Youth Sports Association (OCYSF) | October 17 | The Annual Charity Fashion Show is presented by the Newport Beach Association of Realtors, benefiting OCYSF. Registration and the silent auction take place at 11 a.m.; the luncheon begins at 12 p.m. Cost: $115 per person; sponsorship tables of 10 are available at $1,150. In addition to the fashion show, there will be a live auction and fashion boutique. OCYSF provides funding to youth who have physical/mental disabilities or financial hardship to participate in sports activities they otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend.

Contact: Kimberly Foreman at Newport Beach Association of Realtors, 949.642.4105. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.nbaor.com.

Takes place at Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Nashville Nights | October 20 | Individual tickets are $250; Sponsorships are available. The Childhelp Fall Gala features a live band, dining, dancing, and whiskey & gambling.

Contact: For more information, call Linda Burns at 949.463.8804 and visit www.childhelp.org/childhelp-fall-gala-nashville-nights.

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Nashville Nights

UCP-OC | October 22 | Sponsorships are available. The 24th Annual Life Without Limits Autumn Golf Classic raises funds vital to the success of the nonprofit’s mission: to help children with disabilities reach their full potential and improve the quality of life for their families.

Contact: Katherine Bade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.ucpoc.org/golf

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Orangewood Foundation | November 17 | Share Our Wine Orange County at 6 p.m. This is an evening of celebration, as guests raise a glass to benefit Orangewood.

Contact: Carlos Leija at 714.619.0201. www.orangewoodfoundation.org

Takes place at The Pacific Club, 410 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

Kahuna Cares Foundation | November 2 | This organization will be holding its inaugural charity golf tournament and an after party featuring live music by Nick Hernandez, Billy Sherman and Phil Gough of Common Sense with proceeds to benefit Surfers Healing, OC Autism, Fish for Life and the thousands of individuals they serve.

Co-founded by Jennifer Tracy and Veronica Hoggatt, and launched earlier this year, Kahuna Cares was founded in tribute to Jennifer’s father, the late Terry “Tubesteak” Tracy, who sparked the inspiration for the “Big Kahuna” role in the Gidget movie craze. Kahuna Cares honors his legacy of love for others by raising money for organizations that support children, teens and adults with special needs. Participants will have an opportunity to win a brand new Ford Explorer, thanks to the generous sponsorship by Tuttle-Click Ford Irvine.

Contact: For more information and to register, visitwww.kahunacaresfoundation.org.

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts | November 30 | Segerstrom Center’s 45th annual Candlelight Concert is the premier Orange County holiday event. This evening of elegance and star-power entertainment raises funds to support the Center’s community engagement and education programs that serve more than 360,000 students and families each year. Guests enjoy the rare experience of stepping into the spotlight for dining and dancing on the Segerstrom Hall stage itself, followed by a late night after party on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Orangewood Foundation | December 4 | Third Annual Samueli Academy Choir Concert.

Contact: Jeff Gilstrap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.orangewoodfoundation.org

Takes place at Samueli Theater in Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Hoag Hospital Foundation | December 8 at 5 p.m. | Every holiday season, Hoag Hospital Foundation welcomes more than 600 Hoag supporters, volunteers and friends to celebrate the Christmas Carol Ball, now in its 52nd year. With a rich history of support, the Christmas Carol Ball is a true testament of our community’s dedication to Hoag and its mission. Enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship and fabulous food, along with dancing and special holiday touches in a gorgeous setting. Attire: Formal black tie. Hosted valet parking.

Contact: www.hoagpromise.org

Takes place at Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point.

 

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Newport Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

LEGO Block Party, October 17 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Incredi-Crafts, October 17 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come create crafts inspired by The Incredibles. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Geared for ages 3 - 9. Takes place at Balboa Library Branch, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach.

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It’s Your Money Workshop: Fixed Income Investing, October 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This annual eight-week series of workshops provides attendees with education and practical solutions to financial and estate planning issues, so they can be in charge of their estates during their lifetimes and beyond. These free workshops are presented as a community service – for education only. Nothing will be sold, and professional advisers will not be given attendees’ contact information. Presenters: Scott Anderson/Julianna Bray. Suggested donation: $15. Takes place In the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Medicine in Our Backyard, October 22 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. NBPL Foundation, in partnership with UC Irvine Health, presents Medicine in Our Backyard, a series of lectures featuring internationally known UC Irvine Health physicians who will discuss research and cutting-edge technology in their various fields of expertise. Speaker: Lisa Gibbs, M.D. Topic: Frailty and Healthy Aging. Dr. Lisa Gibbs is a board-certified geriatrician and family medicine physician at UC Irvine Health. She has a special interest in elder abuse and neglect, healthy aging, depression in older adults and dementia. Gibbs has been a co-investigator on numerous elder abuse research studies, including those from the California Department of Health Services, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the National Institute on Aging. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Lecture and Q&A from 7 - 8:30 p.m. No charge to attend. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room.

LEGO Block Party, October 24 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Beyond the Canvas – The Great Masters in Art: Michelangelo, October 24 from 7 - 8 p.m. This season, award-winning professor Jacqueline Hahn will explore the Great Masters, in this fascinating art lecture series on legendary artists’ lives and artistic movements. Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered by some the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his artistic versatility was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival, the fellow Florentine and client of the Medici, Leonardo da Vinci. Learn more about the great masters of art in a fascinating visual presentation. Free to the public; seating is first come, first served. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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It’s Your Money Workshop: The Big Take Away & Contest, October 29 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This annual eight-week series of workshops provides attendees with education and practical solutions to financial and estate planning issues, so they can be in charge of their estates during their lifetimes and beyond. These free workshops are presented as a community service – for education only. Nothing will be sold, and professional advisers will not be given attendees’ contact information. Presenters are Neal Rutter, Patrick Stark, Mark Rylance and John Prichard. Suggested donation: $15. Takes place In the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Happy Halloween Crafts, October 30 from 4 - 5 p.m. Come celebrate Halloween by making some spooky and fun crafts. Costumes welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Geared for ages 3 and up. First, come, first served, limited by room capacity. Takes place at Mariner’s Library Branch, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

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LEGO Block Party, October 31 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

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Halloween Extravaganza, October 31 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Trick-or-treat at Newport Beach Public Library. Calling all little ghouls and goblins for a fun-filled Halloween extravaganza. They’ll have not-so-scary stories, Halloween crafts, and yummy treats. Finish the evening with trick-or-treating around the library. Don’t forget to wear your costume! Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

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Wake Up! Newport, November 1 from 7:15 - 8:45 a.m. A free opportunity to meet one on one with legislative and government officials and stay updated on current local, state and federal issues. Breakfast treats will be provided, but make reservations so they can plan for seating and food. Hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Contact Pam Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 949.729.4411. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

The Art of Diana Ghoukasasian opens, November 1 and runs through January 4, 2019. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of photography by artist Diana Ghoukassian, on display during regular library hours at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery. “I paint with my lens. Whether taking a picture of an architectural site, a person or a landscape, I always have the canvas in mind. I do not, however, have the luxury of the painter positioning the object or taking her time since most of my pictures are shot from a moving vehicle or simply catching a fleeting moment. I have no control over the object or the scene and have to work with whatever I’m dealt. My tool is the camera, but am I a photographer? Imperfections are very much part of my art.” Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Ghoukassian artwork

Children’s Author Series: Sarah Mlynowski, November 2 from 4 - 5 p.m. More details to follow. Takes place in the Central Library Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, November 3 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. “2 Bucks a Bag” all day. Note: Open to Members only on Friday, November 2 from 1 - 4 p.m. Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Thanksgiving Drop-In Crafts, November 3 from 12 - 3 p.m. Join the fun of an afternoon of Thanksgiving crafting fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Geared for ages 3 - 8. First, come, first served. Takes place in the Central Library Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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Let’s Talk Tech – Drop In, November 5 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn how to download eBooks, emagazines and streaming video resources and find out about the software and hardware available in the Media Lab. Stop by the sign at Central Library and ask questions. Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Let’s Talk Tech – Drop In, November 6 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and from 4 - 6 p.m. Learn how to download eBooks, emagazines and streaming video resources and find out about the software and hardware available in the Media Lab. Stop by the sign at Central Library and ask questions. Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Finding the Best Fit College, November 6 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. There are more than 2,000 four-year colleges and universities in the United States for students to consider. How can families identify those schools at which their student will be happiest and most successful? This seminar will teach attendees how to be savvy college shoppers. They’ll share ways to recognize what types of colleges might be good fits and show attendees how to evaluate the many factors that need to be considered, like size, location and majors. They’lleven discuss how to visit colleges, a college planning ritual that sounds easy, but can sometimes be as stressful as full-contact karate. This program is in partnership with Collegewise of Irvine. Visit the library website for the online registration form. Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Author Janelle Brown, November 7 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. An essayist and journalist, Janelle Brown’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Wired, Self, RealSimple, Lenny, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications. Her riveting new novel, Watch Me Disappear is a suspenseful page-turner that captures a family’s search for answers after the disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother. Brown began her career as a staff writer at Wired during the dotcom boom years, working on seminal web sites like HotWired and Wired News. In the 1990s, she was also the editor and co-founder of Maxi, an irreverent (and now, long-gone) women’s pop culture Webzine. Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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Coding for Kids: Daisy the Dinosaur, November 13 from 4 - 5 p.m. Would you like to learn computer coding? Join in this special hands-on workshop introducing kids to simple coding techniques. Using iPads, children will animate Daisy using drag and drop commands creating their own programming sequences along the way. All materials provided; please feel free to bring your own iPad. The Daisy the Dinosaur app is available to download for free (iOS only). Geared for ages 5 - 8. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is free and attendance is first-come, first-served, limited by room capacity. Takes place in Central Library’s Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Book Discussion Group, November 14 from 9:15 - 11 a.m. The Charlotte “Charlie” Alexander Book Discussion Group will be discussing, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Synopsis: In the dawning light of a latesummer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in this portrait of a city and its people. Doors open at 9 a.m.; no reserved seating and registration isn’t necessary. If you haven’t finished or read the book, come anyway. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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LEGO Block Party, November 14 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Coloring Is for Everyone, November 14 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Adults, teens and kids are welcome to stop by for a pre-holiday season relaxing afternoon. Coloring materials and pages for all ages, from simple to elaborate, will be available. Takes place at Balboa Library Branch, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Balboa.

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SCORE Workshop: Get Five-Star Reviews on Google, Yelp and Facebook, November 15 from 5:30 - 8:45 p.m. This series of business workshops is funded by Friends of the Library. Geared to adults. For more information and to register, visit www.orangecounty.score.org. Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Author Kim Cooper: Cherry Blossoms, November 17 from 4 - 5 p.m. Dana Point author Kim Hooper will talk about her second and most recent book, Cherry Blossoms, which reviewers describe as “part travel guide, part comedy, part exploration of grief and relationships.” Her debut novel, People Who Knew Me was released in May 2016. It focuses on a character who fakes her death after 9/11 and starts a new life, but years later she is forced to confront her own past in order to secure the future of her daughter. Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Thanksgiving Crafts, November 20 from 12 - 3 p.m. Feeling thankful? Join the fun during an afternoon of Thanksgiving Day crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Geared for ages 3 and up. First, come, first served. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

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LEGO Block Party, November 21 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Medicine in Our Backyard, November 26 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. NBPL Foundation, in partnership with UC Irvine Health, presents Medicine in Our Backyard, a series of lectures featuring internationally known UC Irvine Health physicians who will discuss research and cutting-edge technology in their various fields of expertise. Speaker: Shaista Malik, M.D. Topic: Activating resiliency against, stress, inflammation and heart disease. Dr. Malik is the founding Executive Director of the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute and the founding Associate Vice Chancellor, Integrative Health, of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. She is also the Medical Director of the Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Rehab and Women’s Heart Disease programs at UC Irvine. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Lecture and Q&A from 7 - 8:30 p.m. No charge to attend. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Balloon Workshop with Mr. Twister, November 27 from 4 - 5 p.m. Learn to make your own balloon creations and crazy hats with Mr. Twister, the Balloon Guy! This is a hands-on workshop that gets everyone involved. All ages welcome. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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LEGO Block Party, November 28 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Beyond the Canvas – The Great Masters in Art: Raphael, November 28 from 7 - 8 p.m. This season, award-winning professor Jacqueline Hahn will explore the Great Masters, in this fascinating art lecture series on legendary artists’ lives and artistic movements. Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period. Learn more about the great masters of art in a fascinating visual presentation. Free to the public; seating is first come, first served. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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Let’s Read! Kids’ Storytimes

Books & Babies – It’s never too early for storytime. Introduce language and reading to the littlest lap-sitters, 6 - 24 months. Central on Mondays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Grant Howald Park’s Community Room on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. Mariners on Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Balboa on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime – Start building a love of reading early with fun stories and songs for toddlers from 24-36 months. Please arrive on time and do not bring older siblings. Central on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Mariners on Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Songs & Stories – Children 2 - 5 years of age will enjoy stories and music, while being introduced to guided movement, yoga and instruments. Grant Howald Park’s Community Room on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:45 a.m..

Preschool Storytime – Stories, poems and songs will inspire literary, dramatic and musical fun for kids 3 - 5 years of age. Balboa on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Mariners on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Grant Howald Park’s Community Room on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:45 a.m.. Central on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Pajama Storytime – Children from age 3 - 7 can enjoy just-before-bed storytelling fun. Don’t forget to come in your pjs! Central on Mondays at 7 p.m.

Family Storytime – Enjoy family time with stories, songs and a craft geared especially for children ages 3-7. Central on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. www.newportkids.org

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Branches

Central Library

1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.;

Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.

Mariners Branch

1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3838

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.;

Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.

Balboa Branch

100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. 949.644.3076

Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday,

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Closed Sundays

Corona del Mar Branch

420 Marigold Ave., Corona del Mar. 949.644.3075

Closed for reconstruction. Scheduled to re-open in Spring 2019. Customers will be able to use services at the Central Library or concierge services at OASIS Senior Center for pickup and return of materials. Existing holds set for pickup at Corona del Mar have been re-routed to the Central Library. Customers can change their desired pickup location by accessing their account online or by contacting the Library.

www.newportbeachlibrary.org


Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

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Balboa Car Show | Every Sunday from 7 - 9 a.m. 

Fun Zone Parking lot, 600 E. Bay Ave., Balboa Peninsula

Bank of the West Summer Concert Series, Continuing through October 12. Headliners include LeAnn Rimes, Brian Culbertson and Sergio Mendes among others. Tickets and performance times vary.

Contact: For tickets, visit www.hyattconcerts.tix.com

Takes place at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach.

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Rita Wilson: Liner Notes, October 12 - 13 at 7:30 p.m. Go “behind the music” to discover the stories leading to songs that have become the soundtrack to so many lives. Actress-producer Rita Wilson, herself a gifted and elegant singer-songwriter, gathers friends Billy Steinberg, Lindy Robbins and Darrell Brown – who just happen to have written some of the most memorable songs of this century and last – for fascinating revelations about how their creations came to be. Hear the songs performed by the talents who not only gave them life, but inspired singers from Madonna to McDonald (Audra). Performances take place in Samueli Theater with tickets starting at $89.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

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Intro to Pastels with Renee Ortiz, October 12 from 6 - 8 p.m. Are you curious about the pastel medium? Have you always wanted to get your hands on this chalk that really is not chalk. Do you want to just try it out before you invest in a set of these lush and beautiful sticks of pigment? This is the perfect place to explore what you can do with this medium. Ortiz has taught pastels to first graders, and they’re pretty certain she can teach you, too. So, whether you are an artist wanting to branch out into a new medium, or completely new to art and claim to not even draw stick figures, you are welcome to this fun workshop. Cost: $45. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com.

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

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15th Annual Art in the Park Fine Arts & Artisans Fair, October 13 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Features more than 100 artists with paintings, arts & crafts on display and for sale. Adding to the day’s festivities are food and music along with kids’ art activities. Free admission and parking. Presented by the Newport Beach Arts Foundation.

Contact: www.newportbeachartsfoundation.org

Takes place on the Civic Center Green, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Kings, October 13 - November 10. Performance times and ticket prices vary. This newly added show comes to South Coast Repertory’s Segerstrom Stage. Synopsis: Fresh from New York, this incisive comedy takes an unflinching look at how things get done in Washington. When Sydney Millsap wins a seat in Congress, she’s determined to drain the swamp. Then she meets Kate, a whip-smart lobbyist who gets her clients what they want – whatever they want. When Kate helps Sydney try to unseat a powerful senator steeped in cronyism, the result is a “sleek, fast-paced, absorbing and very funny” (Vogue) exploration of money’s corrosive effect on politics.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Tuesday Tween Yoga, October 16, 23 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Geared to ages 8 - 14. Join Miss Stacey for Tuesday Tween Yoga in the Gardens. Yoga is a blend of mind and body practices that will support child in a myriad of ways. Benefits: detox from screen time by spending time in nature; develop body awareness, flexibility and strength; connect with and trust your unique inner wisdom; increase concentration, relaxation and calmness. Miss Stacey’s class is designed to help your child navigate the realities of life with increased self-awareness, compassion and a deeper connection to the world within and around them. Be mindful of the weather and dress appropriately for an outdoor class. Cost: $15 drop in, or 10 pack for $120.

Contact: For more information or questions, contact

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Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

19th Annual Orange County Arts Awards, October 16 from 5 - 10 p.m. is hosted by Arts Orange County. Tickets range from $40 - $12,000. This year’s Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award for lifetime contributions to the Orange County arts community will recognize: Mark and Janet Hilbert, the art collectors and philanthropists who created the new Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University; Orange County’s oldest arts organization; the Laguna Art Museum, now celebrating its 100th anniversary; Newport Beach artist Carol Saindon, known for her abstract photomontages, sculptures and art installations; and South Coast Repertory Managing Director Paula Tomei, whose career with SCR has spanned nearly 40 years. An Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment will be given to the visionary public art project “Brea: Blackstone, 2017,” consisting of eight distinct large-scale sculptures created by Laguna Beach artist Marlo Bartels, situated throughout a new home development built by Shea Homes in Brea, a community which already houses Orange County’s oldest and largest public art collection. The Emerging Artist Awards will be given to writer, publisher, multi-disciplinary artist and community activist Sarah Rafael Garcia, who founded Barrio Writers, which empowers teens in underserved communities through writing, and is currently an Artist-in-Residence at California State University, Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana; and to artist Brian Peterson, a car designer for Kia Motors in Irvine, who founded Faces of Santa Ana, an organization that befriends and paints portraits of homeless members of our community, and helps rehabilitate his homeless subjects with the proceeds from the sale of these works. Emcees for this year’s event are Debora Wondercheck, founder and CEO of the Arts & Learning Conservatory in Costa Mesa, and Richard Stein, president & CEO of Arts Orange County.

Contact: www.artsoc.org/awards

Takes place in the Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Garden Fusions – Dia de los Muertos, October 17 at 6 p.m. Garden Fusions is a unique interactive gourmet dining experience. Every dinner in the series has a horticulture theme featuring a special horticultural host. The host will share knowledge and advice on the evening’s topic. Chef Pascal Olhats, executive chef of Café Jardin, is challenged to create a multi-course gourmet dinner to complement the theme. This fusion between culinary and horticulture art create unique one-of-a-kind experiences. Honor departed friends and family by celebrating Dia de los Muertos with food, flowers and fire. Explore the connections between traditional flowers and food used in creating ofrendas to guide the spirits home during this beautifully reverent and lively traditional Mexican holiday. Guests are encouraged to participate in building the ofrenda. Bring a copy of a photo or a trinket to honor your loved ones or come wearing festive clothing and face paint. Cost: $75 per person. Additional beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. Reservations are required. To keep the experience intimate, seating is limited to 50 guests. For reservations, call Cafe Jardin at 949.673.0033.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

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Book Talk – Plague in Paradise: The Black Death in Los Angeles, 1924 by author Jeffrey S. Copeland, October 18 at 7 p.m. Plague in Paradise is a powerful narrative of the 1924 Los Angeles pneumonic plague outbreak and gives readers an all-encompassing view of what happened during this turbulent time. The terror of the two-week span that took the lives of almost 50 people created a scene of unrest not only for the victims and their families in the Mexican community, but also for the Los Angeles city government. Plague in Paradise dives into the manifestations of fear, racism, and greed that the civic and medical leaders had to confront in their quest to transform Los Angeles into the “Paradise of the West.” Copeland is a professor in the Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches courses in literature.  The event is free.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033. www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Watercolor Class: Autumn Floral Wreath with Carol, October 20 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join local artist Carol Kreider as she teaches you how to see, and paint color and simple shapes. Designed for all levels of painter and non-painter. Krieder’s teaching style is fun and relaxed with a motto of “if you can color, you can paint.” Each participant will take home their own charming painting, so grab your friends and come paint in the Gardens. Pre-registration is required. Cost: Friends: $35; Non-Members, $45. 

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Cold Wax Abstracts with Renee Ortiz, October 23 from 6 - 8 p.m. Cold wax is the hot new (but, really old) medium that everyone is talking about. If you haven’t taken one of Ortiz’s cold wax workshops, you’re in for a treat; and if you have, come back for this one. The focus will be on color, texture and composition – with none of the pesky details of photo-realism...just fun paint play and palette knives. Cost: $75. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com.

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Cold Wax Abstracts

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OCDC Art and Design Rustic Pumpkin Paint Workshop, October 25 from 3 - 5 p.m. You will be painting, “Pumpkin & Corn Harvest,” and no experience is necessary. The medium is acrylic paint on wood. Create a beautiful fall, rustic pumpkin decoration for your home. You will be able to hang it on a wall, create a door decoration out of it, or give it as a gift to someone special. Book on their website by October 23. Class takes place in Pelican Courtyard. Cost: $45. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com.

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Pumpkin and Corn Harvest

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Sculpting in Paper Clay with Renee Ortiz, October 27 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Paper clay is a great medium to sculpt. Come and try your hand at sculpting the figure in this beginner’s class. All materials will be provided. Be prepared to make a mess! Cost: $120. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com.

Takes place at Renee Ortiz Studios in partnership with Seaside Galley & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Sculpting in Paper Clay

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The Wizard’s Spellbook, October 27 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets start at $15. Hocus pocus, alakazam! This spellbinding Halloween celebration in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concerty Hall includes music from Fantasia and Harry Potter, as well as The Conductor’s Spellbook, an exciting and interactive new work by composer Paul Dooley that teaches about the instruments of the orchestra. Come dressed in costume and don’t forget your wand and broomstick. Join in the fun at the interactive Musical Carnival in the concert hall lobby at 9 a.m. (for 10 a.m. concertgoers) and 12:15 p.m. (for 11:30 concertgoers), where kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet the performers, and enjoy musical arts and crafts activities themed to the morning’s concert.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

Velvet pumpkins

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Velvet Pumpkins, October 30 at 9 a.m. Learn the secrets to making plush posh velvet pumpkins. Rich in texture, these jewel tone pumpkins are the perfect accent for your holiday or fall decor. Each participant will make one pumpkin to take home. Pre-registration is required. Cost: Friends: $25; Non-Members, $35. 

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Taiwan Philharmonic, October 30 at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Just two years after making its U.S. debut in Costa Mesa, the Taiwan Philharmonic returns. Guest Stephen Hough’s mastery of the piano will illuminate the compositions of Liszt and Debussy. Tickets start at $38.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

Taiwan Philharmonic

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Afternoon Tea in the Gardens, October 31 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in the Gardens’ beautiful surroundings. The menu includes a fresh pot of tea, petite fresh currant & chocolate scones, a selection of tea sandwiches and chef’s selection of desserts. Cost: $34 per person plus tax and gratuity. By reservation only.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033. www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop, November 1 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Led by instructor Kristen Khan - Inkchanted Paper & Designs, this modern calligraphy class is for those who have no prior experience, or for those who are looking to further refine their skills. You will go over the basic strokes for beautiful lettering, how to put them together to create your lowercase alphabet, how to use a pointed nib and troubleshooting. At the end of the class, you will enjoy the opportunity to create something new with what you’ve learned, so you can share it with friends and family while further enhancing your skills. What is included for new students: One tote bag; one pencil kit; one practice pad; one pen holder; one nib; one pot of black ink; lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. What’s included for returning students: one nib; one practice pad; refill of black ink (please bring your jar); lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. Cost: $80. Minimum three/maximum 15. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Garden Panel Mixed Media Mosaic, November 2 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learn to work with both porcelain and glass tiles to create a garden panel that explores layers and space while learning mosaic techniques. Project measures 8” x 10”.  Come inspired with images of ‘close-up’ garden vignettes – think container gardens for instance...you have a focal point, supporting actors and background. The process is simple and fun. All-inclusive instruction and materials. Please bring a lunch, snack and beverages. Cost: Friends, $115; Non-members, $125. Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the website.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Haydn’s “The Creation”, November 4 at 5 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. For the first time in 45 years, Pacific Chorale presents Haydn’s masterpiece. Inspired by Genesis and Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” “The Creation” was one of the greatest triumphs of the composer’s career, and remains one of the most beloved oratorios of all time. Tickets start at $25.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet World Tour 2018, November 4 at 7 p.m. Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards, and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. A physical CD or digital download of Krall’s forthcoming album is included with every pair of tickets for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem this offer approximately seven days after your ticket purchase. The performance takes place at Segerstrom Hall with tickets starting at $72.50.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Diana Krall

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The Wonderful Music of Oz, November 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. This Pacific Symphony performance takes place in Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with tickets starting at $45. Follow the yellow brick road on a musical journey celebrating all things Oz! Joined by the Hollywood sound of the Symphony, three bewitching vocalists interpret favorites from the hit Broadway show, Wicked, the dazzling reimagined film, The Wiz, and of course the 1939 classic film, The Wizard of Oz. Richard Kaufman is conducting.

Contact: Call 714.755.5799. www.pacificsymphony.org; www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

The Wonderful Music of Oz

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The Amorous Ambassador, November 7 through December 9. Performances take place Thursdays through Sundays; times vary. Tickets: $20. Synopsis: “The new American Ambassador to Britain, tells his family he’s off to Scotland to play golf, his wife and daughter announce weekend plans of their own. Perkins, the butler, watches stoically as each leaves and as each secretly returns to a seemingly empty house. Enter Harry’s secretary plus the Captain of Marine Corps Embassy Security in the wake of a bomb threat, and the embassy is sealed. Even the imperturbable Perkins is drawn into the shenanigans. This play by Michael Parker will keep you laughing.

Contact: For tickets and box office hours, call 949.631.0288. www.ntaconline.com

Takes place at Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach.

Waitress, November 13 - 25 and 10 with varying performance times. This performance takes place in Segerstrom Hall with tickets starting at $29. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, November 24 through December 24, starring Hal Landon Jr., as everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, and directed by John-David Keller after 39 impressive years. Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters – Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, and the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come. For ages 6 and up, no children under the age of 6 will be admitted. The performance occurs on Segerstrom Stage.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Ghost and Scrooge

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Watercolor Class: Fall Flowers with Erna, November 16 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to paint fall colors with watercolors. In this class you will explore, create and embrace the art that springs from your heart. Cost: Friends: $35; Non-Members, $45. Maximum 12 people.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Thankful Turkey – Floral Class, November 21 at 9 a.m. Join instructor Janelle Wiley as she assists you in creating this always popular floral turkey...festive from tail to beak. A colorful addition to any holiday table. Cost: Friends: $45; Non-Members, $55. Pre-registration is required.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Winter Fest OC 2018, December 20 through January 6, 2019. Southern California’s largest winter experience features 40,000 square feet of new attractions, plus back-by-popular demand activities, new seasonal food and beverages, and more. Don’t miss SoCal Dicken’s Village, Candy & Snowflake Wonderland, Festival of Lights, Orange Ball New Year’s Eve Celebration and Club Winter Fest. Cost: Tickets start at $10.

Contact: www.ocfair.com

Takes place at Orange County Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

SAVE THE DATE: 19th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party, February 14 - 17, 2019. Featuring five big bands and more than 130 artists, headliners include Jack Jones, Shelly Berg and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra among others. 

Contact: Call 949.205.1252 for tickets and more information.

Takes place at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Jack Jones