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Volume 4, Issue 84  |  October 18, 2019


Home & Garden Calendar...What’s Happening?

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Corona del Mar Certified Farmers’ Market, open every Saturday from 9 a.m. -1 p.m., rain or shine. Marguerite Avenue at Pacific Coast Highway. Comprises 27 local farmers who offer fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers, pastas and fish.

Farmers Market

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Lido Marina Village Farmers’ Market, open every Wednesday from 1-9 p.m. 3434 Via Lido. Spend the afternoon sampling and shopping for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheeses, juice, bread and more. One hour of complimentary parking in the structure. 

Newport Beach Farmers’ Market by Farmer Mark, open every Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located right next to Newport Pier. Offers veggies, fruits, flowers, honey, fresh breads, local farm fresh meats and handcrafted items from local artisans. Choose from a variety of free range quail, duck, chicken and goose eggs. 

Certified Costa Mesa Farmers’ Market at the O.C. Fair, open every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located in Lot D.

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS and more

Halloween Boutique Opening – Malice in Wonderland, Continuing through October 31. Follow the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole to experience Wonderland, a labyrinth full of strange and impossible décor to fill your home for Halloween. Enter the Red Queens domain, but be cautious of her wrath, or she will threaten to cut off your head with just a snap. Find yourself exploring the Mad Hatter’s workshop, full of treasures, surprises and frights. Celebrate a very merry un-birthday by pulling up a chair for a cup of tea at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party as the clock strikes midnight. In a world that is simply mad, join this unimaginable visit to Roger’s Gardens’ Malice in Wonderland this Halloween season. They’re all mad here! Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Enchanted Christmas at Roger's Gardens

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Christmas Boutique Opening, Continuing through December 24. Celebrate the most magical time of the year at Roger’s Gardens. Discover the enchanted forest of beauty, wonder and delight. Let your senses guide you as you stroll through the glistening snow covered trees and woodland surroundings filled with toadstools. Revel in the scent of pine lingering in the air as you find an assortment of ornaments, unique holiday gifts and festive decorations. Twinkling lights mingle with seasonal greens and delicate hand-blown glass baubles shimmer in a joyful palette of colors. Be inspired to add a bit of magic to your home. Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Autumn Silk Wreath Workshop with Shelley Burton & Ria Ultsch, Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5-6 p.m. Welcome the fall season by joining two designers, Shelley Burton and Ria Ultsch, as they guide you on how to create your very own Autumn silk wreath. A perfect piece to welcome the season on your front door or inside your home. Just bring your creativity and they will take care of the rest. Workshop fee is $125 per wreath, includes all materials and step-by-step instructions. Unfortunately, due to material costs, cancellations after October 2 cannot be refunded. Register at the website. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

All Cactus are Succulents, Thursday, Oct. 10 from 9-11 a.m. All cacti are succulents, but, not all succulents are as cute as this prickly pot. Learn to care for these specimens and create a sharp looking cactus planter. Please bring your leather gloves. Some gloves will be available.Pre-registration is required. Cost: $60 Friends; $70 Non-members. Register at the website. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Mosaic Flower Pot, Friday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Create a fun and whimsical 6-inch flower pot, while learning to mosaic on a curved surface. Instructor Jeannette Gonzalez, owner of Piece of My Heart Mosaics, will teach you how.Pre-registration is required. Cost: $50 Friends; $60 Non-members. Register at the website. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Tool Time, Thursday, Oct. 17 from 9-11 a.m. Your gardening tools are the best investment you can make for your garden. With this hands-on class, learn how to clean, lube and sharpen your tools. Well-oiled and sharpened tools are not only easier for trimming your plants, but are also better for your joints. Because you will not be struggling with rusted, unsharpened tools, your hands, arms, and back will thank you. Bring up to three tools (labeled with your name) to clean and sharpen. With the experts at Sherman Gardens, you will get hands-on practice and walk away with newly restored tools. Participants will also receive a personalized tool maintenance kit so you can continue your tool care at home. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $55 Friends; $65 Non-members. Register at the website. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Make It, Take It – Spooky Fresh Floral Hoop Craft, Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration deadline is October 17. With Halloween right around the corner, up your ghostly decor game with this DIY Spooky Fresh Floral Hoop Craft. You will be taking a regular needlepoint hoop and transforming it with colored yarn, ribbon, fresh floral blooms, berries, greens and other ghoulish accents for a frighteningly fun and easy arrangement. Kat Castagnoli, AIFD, CCF is the featured speaker. She is the owner/floral designer of Kat’s Floral Designs, a professional freelance floral design studio specializing in weddings and events based in Orange County. Cost: $45 fee covers materials and/or handouts. Held at OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. www.ocfair.com

Make It, Take It Spooky Fresh Floral Hoop Craft 10.8

Courtesy of OC Fair & Event Center

Worm Composting for Kids and Adults!, Sunday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Ever wish you could start a compost area for your leftover strawberry tops, veggie trimmings, papers and napkins…but you don’t have enough space or time? Learn how to compost with worms and bring home your own beginners’ kit. Worm composting (vermicomposting) takes little space and very little effort. Join in for a short lecture on starting your own worm composting. Each participant will make and take a starter kit with their very own Red Wigglers (Eisenia fetida-the most voracious eaters). You’ll have worm castings (black gold) to add into your garden and you’ll feel good doing your share helping with sustainability. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $10 Friends; $15 Non-members. Register at the website. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Floral Class – Fall Flowers, Monday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Come create an arrangement that embraces the essence of autumn using fall leaves, warm-toned blooms, and dried grasses. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $60 Friends; $70 Non-members. Register at the website. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Beaded Calavera, Thursday, Oct. 24 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Day of the Dead is a favorite cultural experience of instructor Katherine England. She’ll teach her beaded mosaic technique on a 8.5” x 6.5” nickel silver skull she designed and had made by an artist in San Miguel de Allende. England will bring all supplies including a variety of eyes and teeth made of fused glass. Bring any jewelry or treats you’d like to incorporate into your skull and a lunch/snack and beverage. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $150 Friends; $160 Non-members. Register at the website. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Watercolor Class: Sunflowers with Carol, Saturday, Oct. 26 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. Classes are designed for all levels of painter and non-painter. Each participant will take home his/her own charming painting. Maximum 12 people. Cost: $35 Friends; $45 Non-members. Register at the website. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Calaveras en Calabazas, Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. Get ready for Day of the Dead with a class inspired by the festive “La Catrina” skeleton of Mexican pop culture. Participants will paint a “calavera” face onto a beautiful pumpkin and adorn it with living tillandsias, succulents and dried flowers. Enjoy pan de muerto, drinks and the warm glow on the ofrenda. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $60 Friends; $70 Non-members. Register at the website. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Holiday Craft Making Workshop, Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration deadline is November 1. Join halloJAK for this fun hands-on holiday craft making workshop, where you’ll explore treasures from the garden and make three separate projects: custom-scented bath fizzies, body care scrub and a bonus wood heart pin for you or as gifts. Pick your own scents and natural ingredients and learn how to make yourself at home. All materials are provided, as well as light snacks and drinks.

The speaker, Jennifer Lamchek is an avid crafter. She has taught creative workshops for the past 10 years – everything from jewelry making to sewing – in locations such as the Road Less Traveled in Santa Ana, and others throughout Orange County. She has a passion for exploring vintage items and recreating them into new priceless treasures. Cost: $50 fee covers materials and/or handouts. Held at OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. www.ocfair.com

Holiday Craft Making 10.8

Courtesy of OC Fair & Event Center

 

Holiday Silk Wreath Workshop with Shelley Burton & Ria Ultsch, Wednesday, Nov. 6. Welcome the winter season by creating this natural enchanted wreath. Join designers, Shelley Burton and Ria Ultsch, who will provide you with some insider design tips on how to successfully create a natural enchanted silk botanical wreath. Workshop fee is $125 per person/wreath, includes all materials and step-by-step instructions. Unfortunately, due to material costs, cancellations after October 28 can’t be refunded. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Pruning Fruit Trees – The Basics, Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration deadline is November 8. Learn the best time to prune stone fruit, citrus and avocado trees in Southern California. Isabel Barkman, a local gardening expert who has been a UCCE Orange County Master Gardener since 1999, will cover the basics of pruning and why the pruning season here is different than the rest of the country. Attendees will also prep for the hands-on fruit pruning workshop in January. Cost: $5 fee covers materials and/or handouts. Held at OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Register at https://ocfair.com/centennial-farm/garden-classes/.

Fall Living Orchid Workshop with Shelley Burton, Wednesday, Nov. 13. Bring a fresh centerpiece to your holiday gathering, made by you. Floral Designer, Shelley Burton, will teach you how-to create an amazing Fall Living centerpiece. Workshop fee is $90 per person/centerpiece, which includes a dried gourd container, an orchid, foliage plants and step-by-step instructions. Additional supplies can be purchased separately. Unfortunately, due to material costs, cancellations after November 5 can’t be refunded. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Watercolor Class: Thanksgiving Inspiration with Erna, Friday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to see and paint color and simple shapes. Classes are designed for all levels of painter and non-painter. Each participant will take home his/her own charming painting. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $35 Friends; $45 Non-members. Register at the website. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Mini Alpine Forest, Thursday, Nov. 21 from 9-11 a.m. Create an impossibly small and incredibly cute conifer forest to celebrate the winter season. Learn how to care for unique types of dwarf evergreens. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $70 Friends; $80 Non-members. Register at the website. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

ONGOING

Year Round - Centennial Farm at the OC Fair & Events Center is open daily. Hours: Monday - Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and parking. Located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 

https://ocfair.com/centennial-farm/

Centennial Farm

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Courtesy of OC Fair & Event Center


Let’s Get Outside...places to explore

Community Days, Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come explore parts of the Back Bay Science Center and participate in fun hands-on activities to learn more about the ocean. 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach.

Buck Gully stream

Courtesy of Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Dept.

 

Marine Protected Area Hikes – Join the Natural Resources Staff on a guided, informational 2.6-mile hike through Newport Beach’s Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area. Hikes meet at Little Corona Lifeguard Tower #7 and is open to ages 13 years and above. Free.

Hike Dates & Times:

–Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-3 p.m.
–Saturday, Nov. 9 from 12-2 p.m.
–Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Registration is available online at www.letsgooutside.org.

Buck Gully Hikes

Get outside buck gully welcome sign

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Photo by Emily Spain

This sign welcomes you to Buck Gully Reserve

Flora and Fauna of Buck Gully, Bobcat Route/OSIS Shuttle Service – Explore the diversity of native flora and fauna in the Buck Gully Reserve on this interpretive walk offered on Fridays, Oct. 25 an Nov.15 from 9-11 a.m. This will be a slow paced hike, traversing the lower half of Buck Gully. You will be shuttled to Canyon Watch Park from the OASIS Senior Center and hike the park back to OASIS. The route will be mostly downhill with a few short, steep sections. Suggested are sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water and binoculars, if you have them. The OSIS Shuttle Service will transport participants to Canyon Watch Park where you will hike from the park back to the center. Led by an Irvine Ranch Conservancy volunteer, this hike is 2 miles; duration, 2 hours with easy difficulty. It is geared to adults. This hike is free, but registration is required. Meet at the OASIS Senior Center auxiliary lot at 5th and Marguerite in Corona del Mar. Register at www.letsgooutside.org.

Buck Gully Upper Loop Evening Hike – Explore the richness of Buck Gully Reserve by taking an evening Buck Gully Upper Loop Hike on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 3:30-6 p.m. The stream is running and the rich plant and animal life are enjoying the cool, shady canyon making for an evening hike in a natural oasis amid the suburban surroundings. Walk along San Joaquin Hills Road, which overlooks Buck Gully for the first mile, then drop down into the canyon on the Bobcat Trail, looping back through the upper end of the gully along the Buck Gully Trail. This activity is conducted at a walking pace, approximately 3 miles per hour. Led by an Irvine Ranch Conservancy volunteer, this hike is open to those 8 years and older. The distance is 4 miles; duration, 2.5 hours with moderate difficulty. This hike is free, but registration is required. Meet at Newport Coast Community Center, 6401 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Coast. Bring water, a light trail snack, sturdy closed-toe shoes and supplies to keep you safe during the journey. Sunscreen and a hat are highly recommended. Register at www.letsgooutside.org.

California Holly & Winter Flora of Buck Gully/OASIS Shuttle Service Route    Led by Irvine Ranch Conservancy Staff. The California holly is special this time of year. On Friday, Dec. 13 from 9 -11 a.m. you will explore the holly and other neighboring flora thriving in Buck Gully during the cooler, wetter wintertime. This is a slow-paced hike on a fairly flat trail which traverses the lower half of Buck Gully. You will be shuttled to Canyon Watch Park from the OASIS Senior Center and hike back to the OASIS Center. The route will be mostly downhill, with a few short, steep sections. Sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water and binoculars are suggested. Distance: 2 miles. Duration: 2 hours. Difficulty: Easy. Meet at Buck Gully - OASIS Senior Center auxiliary lot at 5th and Marguerite in Corona del Mar. Geared to adults. Free. Register at www.letsgooutside.org.


Bridges of Buck Gully Hike
– Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8-11:30 a.m. led by an Irvine Ranch Conservancy Volunteer. Buck Gully is a natural, coastal canyon which opened to the public in 2012 with the installation of four bridges to allow for safe public access. These bridges facilitate exploration of the Buck Gully Reserve, and also provide unique vantages and viewing platforms from which to pause and observe the abundant life in and around the stream that splits the gully. The guided program starts with a short walk from the OASIS Senior Center to the beginning of the Buck Gully Trail, which offers a visually dramatic entrance into this special canyon. Open to 12 years and older. Distance is 5 miles; walking pace is approximately 3 miles per hour. Moderate difficulty. Bring water, a light trail snack and sturdy closed-toe shoes. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Free. Registration required. Meet at the OASIS Senior Center auxiliary lot at 5th and Marguerite in Corona del Mar. www.LetsGoOutside.org

 

Monthly Beach Cleanups

Surfrider Foundation hosts a two-hour beach cleanup at 9 a.m. and a three-hour harbor cleanup at 8 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. They also partner with OC Public Works to host an annual flood control channel cleanup on Earth Day in April and Coastal Cleanup Day in September. For more information, contact Michelle Giron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beach Cleanups on the first Saturday of the month. Meet on the beach in front of Prospect Street and Ocean Front Boulevard in Newport Beach. They run from 9-11 a.m. There is paid public parking nearby, but there are limited spots.

Boys on beach for Let's Get Outside

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Courtesy of Crystal Cove Conservancy

Harbor Cleanups with volunteers meeting at Southwind Kayak Center at 100 N. Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. From PCH, turn onto Bayside Drive toward Newport Dunes. www.newportbeach.surfrider.org

Interested in being a Tidepool Volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering as a tidepool docent, visit www.ocmarineprotection.org for the next Orange County docent training dates and times.

Did You Know?

The California Spiny Lobster molts its shell at least once per year whenever it outgrows its old one. This means that they grow throughout their whole lives, with record lobsters being more than 15 pounds!

Courtesy of the Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Dept.


OASIS Senior Center events, classes, trips...

OASIS exterior

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Courtesy of OASIS Senior Center

HAPPENINGS

No General Monthly Meeting in October. Next meeting date is Friday, Nov. 1 with a 10 a.m. meeting, 11 a.m. entertainment and 12 p.m. luncheon.

Weekday Lunch. Welcome to lunch! Want to meet new friends? Come join other seniors on weekdays in the Evelyn Hart Event Center, Monday through Friday, from 12-12:30 p.m. Delicious hot and cold lunches are served by a local catering company. Reservations by 9 a.m. two days in advance are appreciated. Call 959.718.1820. Suggested donations: $4.50 per meal. Check the OASIS newsletter for the monthly menu calendar.

Health & Resources Fair 2019 on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9-11 a.m.

Schedule of Events:

–8:45 a.m.: A complimentary breakfast will be served

–9 a.m.: Fair opens

–9:30-10:30 a.m.: Lecture – Apple Watches, Fibits and Your Heart Health: How to Use Them & When to Contact a Physician. Presented by Subbarao Myla, M.D.

–10:30-11 a.m.: Class Demo: Intro to Mindfulness. Presented by Fredric Mindful

–11 a.m.: Fair ends

Let’s Talk Tech with Your Newport Beach Library Staff on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 2-4 p.m. in the OASIS Lobby. Learn how to download eBooks, eMagazines and streaming video resources on your mobile devices. Just stop by the OASIS Lobby and ask questions. Please bring your library card and your password for your app store. This is a free event.

Flu Shots on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 9-11 a.m. in Room 1. Vaccine will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Hoag Hospital Department of Community Health will provide the free flu shot clinic. The vaccine will be available to individuals 18 years and older. They will not be offering the vaccination to pregnant women or children. 

Meal & A Movie on Wednesday, Oct. 30 with the screening of Young Frankenstein. The meal starts at 12 p.m.; the movie starts at 1 p.m. in the Evelyn Hart Event Center. Call 949.718.1820 the prior Friday to request a meal. Movie Synopsis: A laugh riot from beginning to end, this classic parody from director Mel Brooks stars Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein, who detests his family history but ultimately can’t resist the temptation to follow in his infamous grandfather’s footsteps. Starring: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn and Cloris Leachman. Running time: 1 hr. 46 min.

Medicare 2020 Clinic on Friday, Nov. 1, 15 or 22 by appointment only. Appointments can be made beginning October 1 by calling 949.644.3244. Medicare beneficiaries are providing a free, unbiased one-on-one personalized counseling session. Take advantage of this free opportunity to review your current Medicare Advantage or Part D Prescription plan and identify options to maximize medical coverage and compare prices to minimize your Medicare costs in 2020. The Council on
Aging’s Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) counselors do not sell, promote or endorse any insurance product. 

Become Empowered Against Fraud on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Presented b Gwen Earle, Better Business Bureau Regional Director. Please call 949.644.3244 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP for this free event. Individuals ages 50 and up are 47 percent more susceptible to scams, fraud and negligent business practices than other age groups. BBB’s Savvy Seniors seminar series is aimed at equipping this demographic with the resources they need to recognize and avoid
the personal and financial threats that exist to take advantage of and exploit them. Light refreshments are provided. Attend for your chance at winning a gift card opportunity drawig with $200 in prizes.

VOLUNTEERISM

ENC Museum Docents. Interested in spending time helping out the Environmental Nature Center (ENC)? Docents staff the front desk, greet visitors and provide information at the ENC’s state-of-the-art learning facility. Training will cover frequently asked questions, emergency information, and ENC policies and procedures. Commit to volunteering one day a week or just one day a month. This training is for both experienced as well as brand new docents. Volunteer hours: Weekends, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12-4 p.m. Weekdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12:30-5 p.m.

CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

Great Courses Discussion meets Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. New Topic: “My Favorite Universe,”  to watch Great Courses DVD followed by a group discussion. Meetings are free and RSVP is not required. Takes place in Room 2B. View page 17 in the newsletter for the scheduled topics.

Learn a New Language with Portal Languages. Portal Languages teaches Italian, French and Spanish with six- to eight-week courses. Come learn a new skill and make new friends in the New Year. View page 18 in the newsletter for class dates, times and costs.

Sing & Pick Hootenanny Group meets every Friday from 1-3 p.m. Bring your stringed instrument or just come and sing along. Takes place in OASIS Room 5.

OASIS Wood Carvers Seek New Members on Thursdays between 8-11 a.m. This group works on individual projects and welcomes new members. Come any Thursday and see Junie Allen to sign up, or find out more about the group. Instructors are available during class time to assist members. Group members are asked to contribute $15 every three months for class tool and machine maintenance. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/oasiswood.

A Different Kind of Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Read a different book based on a chosen topic. You will go home with a list of interesting reads. Theme: Historical fiction or fiction. Free.

Beginning Guitar Workshop gets together on ongoing Fridays from 3-4 p.m. and it’s free. No experience is necessary. Come learn to play the guitar in an informal setting. Bring your own acoustic guitar. Takes place in Room 5.

OASIS Sing Along happens on ongoing Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. and it’s free. Join a group of music aficionados who love to sing together, harmonize and learn new tunes. RSVP is not required. Takes place in OASIS Room 1A.

Hula is on ongoing Mondays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and it’s free. RSVP is not required. Taught by Marianne Ripley.

Head to Toe Fitness on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. Cost: $65/8. Drop ins $12/1; no refunds. Starting with dynamic stretching and low impact movements, this class includes light-weight training and floor exercises, helping you maintain bone density as it strengthens and stretches muscles throughout the body.

Longevity Stick on ongoing Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and it’s free. These easy-to-learn gentle movements promote physical fitness and mental relaxation. Bring a one-inch round (in diameter) wood stick that has a length equivalent to your body height. Most hardware stores carry wood sticks. Meets at Grant Howald Park, 3000 5th Ave., Corona del Mar.

Zumba Gold classes are offered at varying times. Costs vary. Offered by CS Dance Factory, your dance party workout will have you groovin’ at your own pace. Easy to follow, low-impact dance steps to zesty Latin and international music. Meet new friends while moving and having fun. Improve balance, strength and mobility. The instructors will uplift and energize you.

FINE ARTS

Beginning Watercolor Tuesdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 19 at the OASIS Art Center. Instructor: Theresa Fernald. Cost: $82/6. Learn creative, expressive and colorful watercolor techniques. Develop a foundation for great watercolor composition and drawing while exploring color, brushwork and design based on art history and design theories. Materials list will print out on registration receipt. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

Open Art Workshop on ongoing Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the OASIS Art Center. Free. No RSVP is required. For students of any medium, this is the perfect time to catch up on class projects.

ENRICHMENT

Current Events Discussion on ongoing Mondays from 5-7 p.m. in the OASIS Library. Free. Join this group to openly discuss current events in a friendly setting. Topics will include news, magazines and movies. Participants are asked to bring an article to share with the group. From time to time, a speaker may present a special topic.

Writing Roundtable Group on ongoing Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in OASIS Room 5. Free. The class is dedicated to improving writing skills by presenting readings then receiving critiques. Authors can bring prepared material, double spaced with a copy for each attendee. A classroom copy machine is required. Content can include short stories, personal essays, a magazine article or poem. Reading time depends upon class attendance. The instructor is Jos Vloet. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Constitutional Law: United States on Thursday, July 11-Thursday, Aug. 29 from 5-6:30 p.m. in OASIS Room 1. Cost: $50/8. This course will examine foundational questions in American constitutional politics and the techniques of constitutional interpretation. Over an eight-week period, you will explore some of America’s most significant legal and judicial challenges and the resulting transformations that impact our world today. You will use an array of formats, such as music, videos and roundtable discussions to bring out the very best of your engagement with the topics you encounter. Led by Joshua Stone, MPP.

SPORTS

Endless Sun Surf Lessons. Newport Beach’s Endless Sun Surf School is offering private and group lessons meet under Newport Pier (Lifeguard headquarters building, lower level) and 24th Street. They teach to any surfing ability. Pro surfers will help you develop confidence, competence and awareness as a surfer. Cost: Private, $75/hr.; Two people, $55/hr./pp.; Three people, $50/hr./pp.; Six+ people, 60/2hr./pp. Book your lesson at www.endlesssunsurf.com.

Sailing with the OASIS Sailing Club makes recreational sailing available to members and their guests, and provides instruction in sailing to those members who wish to learn how to handle a sailboat. Enjoy year round sailing in their beautiful Catalina 34MKII sloops, OASIS-V and OASIS-VI. Both are in excellent condition and ready for all-weather operations. Sailing is sometimes tranquil and always enjoyable. More than 150 friendly club members welcome both experienced and new sailors. The Club meets the last Wednesday of every month. There is a $42 monthly dues fees. Sailing is free. Google “Oasis Sailing Club” for the website. Call Membership Chair Rob Reid at 510.329.2741 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for membership details. 

OASIS VI

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Courtesy of OASIS

Pickleball – Outdoor Open Courts & Drop-In. Four outdoor courts; no lights. Open Courts: Mon.-Fri., 7-8 a.m. and 12 p.m.-dusk; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-dusk. Drop In: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-12 p.m. A predetermined schedule of play is based on skill levels will be posted at the courts and online. View the schedule at www.newportneachca.gov/sports. Participants will be required to supply their own paddle. Approved paddles must be used at all times. Visit www.newportbeachca.gov/sports for the list of approved paddles. Noise reduced balls will be available onsite. Outdoor pickleball is permitted only at the designated courts.

Pickleball – Indoor Drop-In. Three indoor court for doubles play; no partner is required. Mondays, 12:30-3 p.m.; Fridays, 12:30-3:30  p.m. Paddles and indoor balls are available. All skill levels are welcome. Pay and Play. Drop-in cards can be purchased online at City Hall or Newport Beach Community Center. RSVP not required.

Senior Tennis Group on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Interested in playing tennis? Come out to the San Joaquin Tennis Courts at 1550 Crown Drive, Corona del Mar. Please note: All play is doubles, no need to bring a partner or sign up in advance. Players ranked 3.0 and above are encouraged to participate. Please bring a racquet and $1 for balls. For more information, contact Linda Hardenbergh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let’s Tee it Up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Check-in times and costs vary. Get out and hit the course as the weather is warming up. Groups play at four different courses: Monday: Costa Mesa-Los Lagos, $33 for this long and challenging par 72; Wednesday: Fountain Valley-Mile Square Classic Course, $38; Wednesday: Costa Mesa-Mesa Linda, $26, par 70; and Friday: Fountain Valley-Mile Square Players Course, long and challenging, $40. Cart fees vary. Average cost is $12 per person. Reservations required.

CARDS & GAMES

Bridge from beginning to advanced and duplicate, learn and advance your skills in this stimulating game. Session times and costs vary.

Mah Jongg when experienced players meet on an ongoing basis on Mondays and Fridays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 3. Free and RSVP is not required.

Mexican Train where this interactive fun-packed game is played with dominoes. Beginners should come at 1 p.m. on Fridays to learn how to play. Meets on an ongoing basis on Fridays from 1- 4 p.m. in the Library/Game Room. Free and RSVP is not required.

Ping Pong where new players are always welcome. Meets on an ongoing basis on Tuesday and Thursday from 2-5 p.m. in the Event Center. Free and RSVP is not required.

Scrabble where game boards, tiles and official Scrabble dictionary provided. All levels welcome. Meets on an ongoing basis on Monday from 1:30-4 p.m. in Room 2B. Free and RSVP is not required.

Shanghai/May I where if you know how to play Rummy, you’ll pick up this game in no time. Meets on an ongoing basis on Tuesday from 12:30-4 p.m. in the Library/Game Room. Free and RSVP is not required.

Texas Hold’em Players Wanted whether you are a beginner or advanced experienced. Come enjoy treats and a chance to win a gift certificate to In-n-Out Burger. You should know the basics of poker, and new players are welcome. Meets on the first and third Friday every month from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Room 1B. Play for chips only. Free and RSVP is not required.

MEAL PROGRAMS

Daily lunch program where both hot and cold meals are served Monday through Friday from 12-2:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $4.50 and reservations are required two days in advance by calling 949.718.1820. 

SCREENINGS, SUPPORT GROUPS and COUNSELING

Health Screenings with walk-in Blood Pressure Screenings on the first and third Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. Visual Aid Screening by the Braille Institute for magnifying when eyeglasses are no longer sufficient. Call 714.821.5000 for an appointment.

Free Medical Lectures provided by Hoag Hospital. Call 949.644.3244 for the schedule.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group where meetings are open to caregivers, family members and friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia on the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m.

Caregivers Support Group where “Thrive not Survive” meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. in Room 5. Caregiving is challenging. The goal of this group is to increase your confidence as a caregiver, improve the skills that you have developed and offer a safe place to share your feelings. Free and facilitated by the Caregiver Resource Center, 714.446.5030.

Parkinson’s Newly Diagnosed Support Group where a group of people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s meets the second and fourth Friday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Nasira’s Nutrition Individualized Nutritional Counseling with Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DRPH, RD, CPT. She is a doctorate-level registered dietician, a certified personal trainer and a yoga instructor. This one-on-one nutrition consultation benefits individuals seeking to optimize their health through diet. If you’re interested in learning more about how good nutrition can help you meet your health goals, set up a nutritional counseling appointment. Fitness consultation is also available. Cost: $80 for a 60-minute consultation. For more information and to set up an appointment, contact Nasira at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Call 425.445.3914.

Meals on Wheels where three (3) nutritious meals are delivered Monday through Friday to homebound seniors (60 and older) that qualify for the program. Volunteers take time from their days to use their own vehicles to lovingly ensure that no senior is without a meal. If you have questions about the program, how it works, or if you and a loved one qualify, call 949.718.1811.

TRAVEL

DAY TRIPS

Big Bear Oktoberfest & Lake Cruise on Sunday, Oct. 20. Travel to Big Bear Mountain for the No. 1 Oktoberfest in California. A celebration that is based on the lore and traditions of the world’s original Oktoberfest in Germany. Enjoy authentic German entertainment and a three-course lunch including a delicious apple strudel with beer or wine. Afterward, relax aboard the paddle wheeler, “Big Bear Queen,” on Big Bear Lake. Walking shoes and sweater/jacket suggested. 

Departs: 8:30 a.m. Returns: 7 p.m. Cost: $105/$110.

Walk on the Wild Side on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Take a guided walking tour of the Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary located in Phelan, Calif. You will see lions, tigers, monkeys, reptiles, birds and more that had been abandoned, abused, or illegally obtained and have been rescued. Afterward, lunch on your own at the new Cracker Barrel OId Country Store in Victorville, their only location in California. Before heading home, enjoy a stop at an old-fashioned ice cream parlor for an included sweet treat. Departs: 7:30 a.m. Returns: 6 p.m. Cost: $75/$79.

Harrah’s Rincon Resort & Casino on Wednesday, Oct. 23. After a leisurely trip down San Diego way, have a fun day at this Vegas-0style casino with its 1,700 slot machine and more than 60 table games. Departs: 9 a.m. Returns: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15/$20.

Mission Inn-Festival of Lights on Thursday, Dec. 5. Motorcoach to Riverside for a magical tour of the Mission Inn and its holiday spectacular. First stop will be an included lunch at the ProAbition Kitchen & Bar. From there to the beautiful Mission Inn Hotel and its dazzling holiday spectacle of more than four million lights. A guided tour of the Inn is included before viewing the holiday displays. Departs: 11:30 a.m. Returns: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $99/$104.

Note: Day Trip Departure/Return Location is the Newport Coast Community Center, 6401 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Coast (corner of Newport Coast Drive and San Joaquin Hills Road).

EXTENDED TRIPS

Extended trips can be 3-5 days within driving range or a shorter flight leaving out of Orange County.

Georgia On My Mind - October 20-26

Kentucky with Noah’s Ark - October 23-28

Gambling trips are scheduled monthly. All trips are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out. Note: Trips fill up quickly, so sign up early. Travel Office: Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 949.718.1810.

OASIS Senior Center is located at 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar,

92625. Call 949.644.3244. Parking is Free. OASIS Senior Center is on Facebook.

For a complete list of classes, happenings, support groups and trips, visit http://bit.ly/OASISSeniorCenter. They are also listed in the quarterly Newport Navigator, available at Newport Beach Public Library branches.


Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve Events

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Family Science Sundays, One Sunday each month from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-12. Enjoy free activities in the Muth Interpretive Center classroom, with a different educational theme to explore. The activities are self-guided and can include hands-on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. No registration is necessary.

Wild Tales, every Friday, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center for 2-8 year olds. Enjoy story time, a walk and an activity. Pre-registration is required. 949.923.2269.

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Kayak Tour every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. Launch from the Newport Aquatic Center at 1 Whitecliffs Drive for a two-hour guided tour of Upper Newport Bay. Trained naturalists begin with a quick lesson on how to paddle and then lead participants into the Ecological Reserve. They make several stops where they discuss various aspects of the ecology and wildlife of the Bay. Each tour is unique with startling differences in birds and other wildlife seen depending on the season and state of the tide. In winter, there is a huge abundance and diversity of shorebirds, ducks, and grebes that have migrated from Canada and Alaska. Roughly 80 species of fish have been found here. Bring sun protection, even in winter, and be prepared to get a little wet. Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour to check in and fill out a waiver. 

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Back Bay Drive Nature Walks on the first Sunday of the month. Enjoy a leisurely morning walk along Back Bay Drive observing birds and plants. A side channel of the estuary runs adjacent to the multi-purpose road and there are great opportunities to view shorebirds, waterfowl and other birds.

Back Bay Science Center Community Day every Sunday at 10 a.m. Learn about ongoing research, restoration and education. Explore touch tanks and tour the teaching lab. Free; no reservations needed. 600 Shellmaker Road.

Big Canyon Bird and Plant Walk on the third Saturday of the month. Expert Newport Bay Conservancy Naturalists conduct highly informative themed plant and bird programs at Big Canyon. They involve a short walk in an area where several habitats meet, and provide a great introduction for those interested in identifying the birds and plants they see at the Bay. Free; no reservations needed. 600 Shellmaker Road.

Big Canyon Bird Walk on the last Sunday of the month (except in December). For those interested in a more intense bird-watching experience and the possibility of seeing something rare, one of the bird experts offers a 2-3 hour outing at Big Canyon. Suitable for beginner and advanced bird watchers. Free; no reservations needed.

Family Hike on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month. Meet and the Muth Center patio for an hour-long hike providing a great introduction to the Bay. All ages welcome. Call 949.923.2269 to RSVP.

Birds in flight

Habitat Restoration in Newport Bay on the second Thursday of the month. Birds and other wildlife need a healthy habitat to thrive. Be a part of that positive impact while enjoying the beauty of Newport Bay and Big Canyon. All training, tools and gloves will be provided.

Shellmaker Discovery Tours on Saturdays where you can join a California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Naturalist to learn about Shellmaker Island’s rich history, the future of the Back Bay Science Center, and discover unusual and endangered plant, bird and crab habitats.

Ground squirrel heated tail

Restoration Program in Newport Bay on the second Sunday of the month. Join Preserve staff and other volunteers in enhancing the Bay’s habitat for local wildlife. Activities may include non-native plant removal, planting natives, watering, trash cleanup and Butterfly Garden maintenance. No experience is necessary. Bring a hat, sunscreen and snacks. Water and tools are provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Osprey

What Else?

Walking and Jogging

Back Bay Drive is a multi-use road that stretches 3 miles northwards along the east side of the Bay from the Back Bay Science Center at Shellmaker Road to Vista Point on the corner of Eastbluff Drive. Back Bay Drive is one-way for motor vehicles from south to north. This is the best route if you would like to be close to the water and see shorebirds and waterfowl, but bear in mind that bikes and pedestrians share the road. Street parking south of Shellmaker Road, at the bottom of San Joaquin Hills Road and on Eastbluff Drive, and a parking lot at Big Canyon. There are scenic pedestrian trails at Big Canyon.

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Horseback Riding

There are designated horse trails between 23rd Street and Bayview Drive, but there are no horse rental facilities in the Ecological Reserve or Nature Preserve.

Cycling

There is a 10-mile bike loop around the Bay. Starting at Jamboree at San Diego Creek and heading clockwise the first stop is Vista Point on the corner of Eastbluff Drive and Back Bay Drive. Take Back Bay Drive to the Newport Dunes Resort. Follow the sign-posted bike path through the resort, which brings you out onto Pacific Coast Highway at the bridge. Take the highway over the bridge and turn right on Dover Drive. You can take a quick detour to Castaways Park, Northstar Beach or Galaxy Park or follow the direct route along Dover to Irvine Avenue where you will turn right. On Irvine just beyond Santiago Drive a set of paved trails begin. These take you to the Interpretive Center, and from there to Bayview Drive and back to Jamboree Road. The 22-mile Mountains to Sea Trail, which runs from Weir Canyon north of Irvine Regional Park joins the Back Bay Loop at Jamboree Road and continues through to Shellmaker Road.

Newport Bay Conservancy

www.newportbay.org

Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center,

2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. Email:

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Crystal Cove State Park’s upcoming events

Crystal Cove cottages

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Enjoy a free Sea Glass Jewelry Making activity on Wednesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Turn a found object into a beautiful piece of jewelry. Learn the art of wire wrapping sea glass to turn it into a one-of-a-kind creation. Takes place at the Education Commons in the Historic District. Park in the Los Trancos lot. (PCH inland at the stoplight at Los Trancos then walk across the street or take the shuttle.)

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Stop by their Beachside Chat table on Fridays, Oct. 18 and 25 from 12-3 p.m. and learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park. Find Alex and her bounty of nature props near the Historic District Education Commons  by the Beachcomber Café. Park in the Los Trancos lot. (PCH inland at the stoplight at Los Trancos then walk through the tunnel or take the shuttle.)

Stop by and meet a Park Naturalist at a Trailside Chat table before starting a hike into the backcountry of Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 8-11 a.m. Learn about some of the fun critters living in the Park and reasons to stay on the trail. The Park naturalist is stationed at the Moro Canyon Trail Head near the Bern Amphitheater. (PCH inland at the stoplight School-State Park, follow signs toward the campground.)

Fall is an exciting time to learn about our local nature. Join park naturalists on a Family Nature Hike at Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. to learn about the plants and animals living in the Park. Meet at the Berns Amphitheater. (PCH inland at the stoplight at School-State Park and follow the signs to the Campground/Moro day use.)

Tidepools

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Enjoy a Guided Tidepool Walk to Pelican Point on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. A volunteer will help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations when the tide will be at an afternoon low -0.1. Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #2 at the top of the boardwalk near the parking lot. (PCH turn coastward at Newport Coast, right at the kiosk to first lot.)

About Tidepool Etiquette: Crystal Cove State Park is a Marine Protected Area. Taking or possessing tidepool sealife is illegal. To help preserve the longevity of the tidepools: Never remove animals, shells or rocks; Never pick up animals, observe them where they are; Walk gently, taking care not to step on plants and animals; and Never turn over rocks.


For additional information on events, call 949.376.6200 or visit www.crystalcove.org.


Interested in a historic cottage rental? Visit www.reservecalifornia.com. Cottages are available every day of the month. But call early, as they book up very quickly.


For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

Newport Harbor

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Childhelp Diamond Jubilee Fall Gala - Legends of Hollywood | Saturday, Oct 19 | Event Chairs Joy Estrada and Gina Van Ocker along with Honorary Chair Janet Ronnenberg will lead the committee in transforming the main ballroom to bring legendary Hollywood back to life. It will be an evening to remember with dinner, dancing to live music by Daring Greatly, silent and live auctions, and casino-style gambling, all to raise money toward stopping child abuse and neglect, and to support the children under Childhelp’s care. For 60 years, Childhelp has been working to stop abuse and neglect in Orange County as well as across the country.

Contact: For tickets, sponsorships, donations and underwriting, visit http://www.bidpal.net/childhelpocgala2019; or reach Linda Burns at 949.463.8804 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Newport Beach Foundation A Community Celebration | November 7, 6-8 p.m. | An evening to celebrate and recognize those who are making a difference in the local community. Fall cocktail attire, heavy appetizers, plus beer and wine.

Contact: www.nb-foundation.org

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

Girl Scouts of Orange County – 10th Annual Celebrate Leadership | Friday, Nov. 8 | New honoree categories. New activities. Exciting live and silent auction items. And of course, OC’s amazing Girl Scouts who are taking action to make our community and world a better place. Sponsorships are available. 

Contact: To purchase tickets, visit https://secure.qgiv.com/for/cellea.

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

Second Annual Forever Families Gala to support Seneca Family of Agencies | Saturday, Nov. 9 | This event supports this organization’s mission to create families that are stale, loving and permanent. They have a 100 percent adoption permanency rating. Every $1,000 supports the finalization of an adoption for a child in foster care. There are more than 600 kids waiting to be adopted in Orange County. Honorees to be announced. Sponsorships are available from $5,000-$50,000.

Contact: www.senecafoa.org/gala

Takes place at Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

2019 Orange County Youth Sports Foundation’s Sportsman of the Year Banquet I Wednesday, Nov. 13 I Honoring Tim Mead, the former longtime Angels baseball executive and current President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The banquet is the vehicle that generates funds used to enhance OC youth sports programs, provide opportunities for underprivileged or disabled OC students to attend major sporting events, and award college scholarships to graduating OC scholar-athletes. 

Contact: www.ocysf.org

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

Choose Nursing, Choose Hoag 2019 ;Luncheon ;| Thursday, Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Celebrating Hoag’s nurse scholars who dedicate themselves to nursing excellence for the benefit of our community and recognize donors who make this possible. Business attire and complimentary valet parking.

Contact: www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org

Takes place at the Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

46th Candlelight Concert to support Segerstrom Center for the Arts | Friday, Dec. 6 | For more than 40 years, Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Candlelight Concert has been one of Orange County’s most treasured events. Considered by many as the official kick-off to the holiday season, Candlelight brings friends and family together for an elegant evening of great fun while raising essential funds in support of the Segerstrom Center for the Art’s artistic, education and community engagement programs.

Contact: www.scfta.org

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

53rd Annual Christmas Carol Ball | Saturday, Dec. 14 beginning at 5 p.m. | This has become a must-attend event which sells out every year. Anticipated to attract more than 600 Hoag friends and supporters who will join the event for fun, fellowship and fabulous food along with dancing and special holiday touches in a gorgeous setting.

Contact: www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org

Takes place at the Monarch Beach Resort, One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point.

 

Editor’s Note: If you have a philanthropic event with a connection to Newport Beach you would like to see publicized, please email the information with an image and contact person with email address to Lana Johnson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to reach out to Newport Beach nonprofit organizations, visit https://greatnonprofits.org/city/newport-beach/CA.


Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

Classic Cars

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

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

Radiant Rides at Newport Dunes, Continuing through October 7. Experience the feeling of discovering the nightlife under the sea in Radiant Rides, a stunning activity that will dazzle. Light up the Back Bay with your stand up paddleboard during this LED night tour. Tours are $30 per person with a minimum of eight attendees. One hour guided tour takes place Friday and Saturday nights. Complimentary LED glow accessories. Must be 13 years pf age or older.

Contact: Call 949.279.4507. www.newportdunes.com/radiant-rides-newport-beach/

Takes place at Newport Dunes  Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.

44th Annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch. Sunday, October 13 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This year will have lots of attractions for all ages, including a pumpkin patch, food form OC restaurants, children’s crafts, face painting, games, live bands, pony rides and petting zoo. ENC is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach.

Summer Concert Series at the Hyatt Regency, Continuing through October 20. Friday nights will get a little hotter this summer when the Bank of the West Summer Concert Series 2019 heats up. Returning for another year, world-class music will fill the air along with fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheater. Headliners include Boz Scaggs, Kenny G. and West Coast Jam, among others.

Contact: To purchase tickets, visit http://series.hyattconcerts.com/tickets/.

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

Summer concert series Boz Scaggs

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American Mariachi by José Cruz González, Continuing through October 5. Performance times and ticket prices vary. In this big-hearted comedy with live music, Lucha spends her days caring for her mother and yearning for more. But it’s the 1970s and women can’t be mariachis…or can they? Defying tradition, Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates and take up instruments. A loving gesture for a mother becomes much more as the young women dream big and embrace the transcendent power of music.

Contact: For more information, visit www.scr.org.

Takes place at South Coast Repertory on the Segerstrom Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

American Mariachi at SCR

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OCMAExpand Season 3 features six new projects by artists Carolina Caycedo, Daniel Duford, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Mulyana, Robert Zhao Renhui and Yang Yongliang, whose work considers the complexities of our relationship to nature. The six new exhibits continue through March 15, 2020. Admission and parking are free. Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Contact: www.ocmaexpand.org

Takes place at OCMA/Expand, South Coast Plaza Village, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana.

Caycedo

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The Canadians by Adam Bock, September 29-October 20. Performance times and ticket prices vary. Life is good in Port Alison, Manitoba – Thursday night hockey, beers at The Peg, nice people. But lately, Gordy’s interests lean more toward The Magic Flute and pottery classes. When his pal, Brendan, is gifted two all-expense paid tickets on a cruise, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime – to experience life far from Canada. In this tour de force comedy where five actors play a shipload of characters, small chances might lead to big changes.  But can Gordy step out of his comfort zone?

Contact: For more information, visit www.scr.org.

Takes place at South Coast Repertory on the Julianne Argyros Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Miss Saigon, October 1-13 at varying times. Miss Saigon tells the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim, who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. This new production features stunning spectacle and a cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like, “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream.” Tickets start at $26.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

Takes place in Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Miss Saigon

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Sixth Annual Newport Beach Wine & Food, October 3-6. Presented by Pacific Sales Kitchen & Home, enjoy one-of-a-kind dinners by celebrity chefs and local masters, taste bites from 40 different top restaurants with their executive chefs and sip from more than 250 varieties of wine, spirits and brews. VIP events, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, master sommelier tasting panels and interactive mixology courses will all be offered throughout the weekend festivities. Ticket prices vary.

Contact: For more information and tickets, visit www.newportwineandfood.com

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

Vijay Iyer Trio, Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 and 9 p.m. Described as “one of the great living jazz pianists” (NPR), Vijay Iyer makes his Center debut opening the 2019-2020 Jazz Season at the helm of his lauded trio which includes Stephan Crump, double bass and Jeremy Dutton, drums. The ensemble brings their innovative and intoxicating style to Orange County for two performances. 

Single tickets start at $39.

Contact: Tickets are available for purchase online at www.scfta.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556.2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings of 10 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236.

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

My Four Hollywood Husbands with author Joyce Bulifant talking about her book about love woven through the glamorous fabric on the entertainment world. Join Inside Edge to hear about the transformation Bulifant experienced through her four Hollywood husbands. The event takes place at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Ave. The cost for the breakfast talk is $35 for first-time guests, $45 for returning guests, a hearty meal and good company included. Spaces are limited. Register at the door or preregister at www.insideege.org.

20th Annual Orange County Art Awards, takes place at the Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Honoring the exceptional accomplishments of OC arts stars. Wednesday, October 16, from 5-10 p.m. Make reservations here.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 2019-2020 International Dance Series, October 16-20. The series opens with a lavish production of the timeless epic La Bayadère performed by the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra. Then, American Ballet Theatre presents the World Premiere of a new work by ABT Artist-in-Residence Alexei Ratmansky from March 5-8, 2020. Pacific Symphony will perform live with the company. Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company takes center stage July 31-August 2, 2020 with Onegin, performed to live music by the Mikhailovsky Orchestra. La Scala star Roberto Bolle and guest artist Marianela Nuñez, principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, will perform on select dates. In addition to the International Dance Series, the Center presents the annual engagement of Tchaikovsky’s beloved The Nutcracker, performed by American Ballet Theatre with choreography by Alexei Ratmansky. The Nutcracker will be performed from December 13-22, 2019 with live music by Pacific Symphony.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787. www.scfta.org

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

La Bayadere

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Photo by Natasha Razina© State Academic Mariinsky Theatre

Betty Buckley, October 17-19. At 7:30 p.m. Buckley is a Tony award-winning Broadway, film and television star, but when she takes the cabaret stage, her personal song favorites are undeniably in the hands of a master artist. Without fail, she knows when and where to let it ride, when to pull back or lean in, providing a generous gift of memories for her devoted fans. Tickets start at $89.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

Takes place in Samueli Theater, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Pacific Symphony’s very own concertmaster Dennis Kim will take centerstage to perform the “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” of Saint-Saëns and Ravel’s rhapsodic “Tzigane” as part of a thrilling evening program. The program opens with the brilliant work of world-renowned film composer John Williams with his “Tributes! For Seiji,” and closes with the passionate drama of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, “Pathétique.” “Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’” takes place Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 17-19, at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall; doors open at 6:45 p.m. Single tickets start at $25.

Aubergine by Julia Cho, October 19-November 16. Performance times and ticket prices vary. Sometimes a meal is more than just food. A man shares a bowl of berries and a young woman falls in love. A mother meticulously prepares her son’s favorite dish to keep him from leaving home. And a Korean-American son cooks soup for his ailing father to say what words cannot. The perfect bite transcends time and cultural differences in this poetic tale of love, loss and healing by the author of The Language Archive and Office Hour.

Contact: For more information, visit www.scr.org.

Takes place at South Coast Repertory on the Segerstrom Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Café Ludwig features principal musicians Dennis Kim, Meredith Crawford and Joseph Morris who join host and pianist Orli Shaham. “Beethoven and Brahms” will feature a curated chamber program highlighting the talents of each musician for a relaxing matinee concert of delightful music-making. The program features Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C Minor, Notturno in D Major and Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, and Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F Major. “Beethoven and Brahms” takes place on Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m. at Samueli Theater. Doors open at 2 p.m. Shaham will introduce the music from the stage, while the audience enjoys coffee, tea and pastries. Tickets start at $72. This performance is a part of the 2019-20 Café Ludwig series.

“Newport Beach – Then and Now” is a special photographic exhibition curated by Paul Wormser, Director of Sherman Library & Gardens, on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery. The photographs are part of Sherman Library’s significant collection of historical local photography. The Library’s collections document the development of the region through books, archival collections, photographs, maps, aerial photographs, and newspapers. Exhibit now through November 1 at the Central Library Gallery.

Flamenco dancer Juan Manuel Fernandez Montoya “Farruquito” for one night only on November 6, at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Heir to one of the most revered Gypsy flamenco dynasties in Spain, Farruquito returns to the Center with his brand new show, Farruquito Flamenco, as part of its North American Tour. In this new production, Farruquito has blended his own original music and choreography and expanded his company with additional musicians and dancers to honor the historic lineage of flamenco. Single tickets start at $39 and are now available online at www.SCFTA.org.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst; music by Shelly Markham, November 8-24. Performance times and ticket prices vary. From the moment he wakes up with gum in his hair, to his broken nightlight at bedtime, things just do not go Alexander’s way. Throw in a trip to the dentist, a copy machine mishap and lima beans for dinner, and it’s no wonder he wants to move to Australia! This delightful musical version of the popular book can turn around any bad day and put a smile on even the crabbiest of faces.

Contact: For more information, visit www.scr.org.

Takes place at South Coast Repertory on the Julianne Aryros Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, November 30-December 24. Performance times and ticket prices vary. 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, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come – and the best-known curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge. After 40 years, Hal Landon Jr. will be hanging up his top hat. It’s the end of an era, but the tradition will continue. Don’t miss Hal’s final “Bah Humbug!” This production is not part of subscription packages.

Contact: For more information, visit www.scr.org.

Takes place at South Coast Repertory on the Segerstrom Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

A Christmas Carol

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Mannheim Steamroller makes history again, celebrating 35 years of holiday magic as they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the country. Experience the performance of the #1 Christmas music artist in history and, for the first time ever, hear the entire album that started it all, LIVE – “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas!” Saturday, December 1, at 7 p.m., Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $59.

Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach will present our 6th annual Artisans Marketplace. Please consider joining us as an artisan. Guests visit the Center to shop for handmade gifts from local artisans offering a variety of eco-friendly, sustainable, arts and crafts. This year’s ENC Artisans Marketplace is from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on December 8, at 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach. Learn more and apply on our Call for Artisans page here

American Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker is Orange County’s must-see holiday tradition. Once again, audiences will be thrilled by ABT’s incomparable dancers and delighted with Alexei Ratmansky’s “cinematic creation” (Orange County Register). As the ballet unfolds to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, accomplished young students from Segerstrom Center’s American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School appear alongside ABT’s internationally acclaimed dancers to tell this family favorite tale. Wednesday – Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., December 13 – 22, Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $29.
Fiesta Navidad Mariachi Los Camperos is one of Orange County’s most beloved annual holiday traditions as the Grammy Award®-winning Mariachi Los Camperos returns. Filled with music and dance, this colorful celebration of Mexican holiday traditions is perfect for the whole family. Thursday at 8 p.m., December 19, at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $29.
Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Salsa Navidad lets you celebrate the winter holidays with debut of the two-time Grammy®-winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band that will make you want to stand up and dance. It simply doesn’t get any better when this Latin jazz powerhouse exudes energy on stage with musical precision that captivates audiences until the last note is played. Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m., December 21, at the Samueli Theater. Tickets start at $39.
Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert invites you to ring in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will delight the senses. This concert will recreate the beauty of Vienna’s golden era and its elegance charms audiences of every age. This year’s concert will feature a brilliant new program of Strauss Waltzes and sweeping melodies from beloved operettas performed by acclaimed European singers, champion ballroom dancers, the National Ballet of Hungary and the Strauss Symphony of America. Saturday at 8 p.m., December 28, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $49.


Newport Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

NB Central Library

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

“Newport Beach: Glimpses of the Past” Sherman Library Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. This current exhibit at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, highlights the history of Newport Beach. The photographs in the exhibit are but a small sample from Sherman Library’s extensive historic photograph collection. Paul Wormser, director of Sherman Library, will give a presentation about the Library’s photograph collection, including those on display and many others.

Beginning with the opening of the Pavilion and arrival of the Red Car in 1906, visitors from Los Angeles and Pasadena flocked to Newport to get out of the heat. Newport Beach was a recreational haven for visitors wanting to surf, fish, sail or swim. Many of these visitors never left and the landscape quickly changed to accommodate new residents and grew into what is now Newport Beach. Sherman Library’s extensive photograph collection includes unique images of the city’s history. Admission is free and seating is limited.

LEGO Saturdays, Saturday, Oct. 19 from 12-3 p.m. From buildings to action figures, design, build and invent with LEGOs at this casual, but creative program for elementary age children. No registration required. (Not held the first Saturday of the month.) Takes place in Central Library’s Stahr Storytime Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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Sunday Musicale – Swingin’ with Dean Ratzman on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 3-4 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon with jazz musician Dean Ratzman as he performs on piano, trumpet, trombone, and sings hits from ‘40s swing, big band, jazz standards, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s jazz, blues, rock and soul. Dean’s a one-man band that will take you on a delightful musical journey down memory lane.

Takes place in the Friends Meeting Room at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., and is presented by the Friends of the Newport Beach Library.

It’s Your Money – Equity Investing on Monday, Oct. 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. Presented by John Heldman, this annual series of workshops, presented by the NBPL Foundation, 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. For more information, visit www.nbplfoundation.org. Takes place at Central Library’s Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Drop-in Crafts on Monday, Oct. 21 from 3-5:30 p.m. Drop in to create, craft and DIY on the first and third Monday of every month to make some fun crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Takes place at the Corona del Mar Branch Library, 410 Marigold Ave., Corona del Mar.

Let’s Talk Tech at OASIS on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 2-4 p.m. Library staff will be in the lobby at the OASIS Senior Center to introduce attendees to their digital library. Learn how to download eBooks, eMagazines and streaming video resources on your mobile devices. Just stop by the OASIS Lobby and ask questions. Please bring your library card and your password for your app store. Takes place at OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar.

Library Live Series - Elizabeth Turk Shoreline Project: Presentation and book signing, on Tuesday, October 22, 7 p.m. Free event and no reservations required. Award-winning and internationally recognized artist, Elizabeth Turk, is known mostly for her intricate marble sculpture until recently, when she embarked on the creation of a community performance/installation in Laguna Beach in 2018 entitled Shoreline Project. This endeavor was a 1000-person experience performed at the Pacific Ocean for a single magical night.

LEGO Block Party on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 3-4 p.m. at the Mariners Branch Library. Design, build, and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Takes place at 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Fairy Tales and Magic Crafts on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. With your favorite costume and a wave of your wand, come and join the fun of some magical fairy tale crafting. All ages welcome. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Takes place at the Corona del Mar Branch Library, 410 Marigold Ave., Corona del Mar.

Library Live Series - Allison Maxon and Sharon Roszia on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 7-9 p.m. Will discuss the Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency. If you have seen the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, written and directed by Sean Anders, then you are familiar with the types of challenges Maxon and Roszia address in their new book Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third-Party Reproduction (2019). According to Seneca Orange County over 50,000 children in California are waiting for a safe home and loving family. Maxon and Roszia’s work illuminates the issues and offers tools to support people who chose to adopt and the youth/children who are adopted as they develop into a family and enter as a unit into a neighborhood, school system, religious and youth organizations, and the local community. Takes place in the Friends Room, Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 

LEGO Saturdays, Saturday, Oct. 26 from 12-3 p.m. From buildings to action figures, design, build and invent with LEGOs at this casual, but creative program for elementary age children. No registration required. (Not held the first Saturday of the month.) Takes place in Central Library’s Stahr Storytime Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Happy Hour with Steven Rowley, Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. Support Literacy Services and join in a fun evening of wine, beer, soft drinks and light bites with celebrated author Steven Rowley. Rowley is the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor. His work has been published in 19 languages. He has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, he is a graduate of Emerson College. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Tickets are now available. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 949.717.3874 for more information. Takes place at Central Library’s Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Steven Rowley

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It’s Your Money – Fixed Income Investing on Monday, Oct. 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. Presented by Scott Walker, this annual series of workshops, presented by the NBPL Foundation, 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. For more information, visit www.nbplfoundation.org. Takes place at Central Library’s Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Medicine in Our Backyard – Why the U.S. is Lagging Behind Other Countries, Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., free and no reservation needed. Dr. Cindy Hag is a champion for primary health care, health equity and preparing health professionals to serve disadvantaged patients and communities. She has launched programs in Pakistan, Uganda, Ethiopia, with the World Health Organization, and with governmental and non-governmental organizations. Her illuminating lecture will touch on the importance of health equity, why the U.S. life expectancy is declining, and what you can do to promote health equity in Orange County and in the United States.

Ghoulish Crafts on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 4-5 p.m. Drop in to create some not-so-too-spooky crafts for Halloween. Geared for ages 3 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Takes place at the Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Halloween crafts

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LEGO Block Party on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 3-4 p.m. at the Mariners Branch Library. Design, build, and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Takes place at 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Spooky Stories on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Balboa Branch Library. Spooky but not too scary stories and crafts for Halloween. Feel free to come in costume! Geared for ages 3 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. First come, first served. Takes place at the Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach.

The History of Catalina Island on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. The Newport Beach Historical Society in partnership with The Catalina Island Museum presents, “The History of Catalina Island.” This free community event will include an educational seminar presented by Gail Fornasiere, director of marketing at the Catalina Island Museum. Fornasiere will cover the history and Centennial celebration of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr.’s purchase of the Catalina Island Company, the history of the Tuna Club and the island’s connection to Newport Beach. There will be an opportunity drawing with fun prizes including free tickets to Catalina and refreshments will be served. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

3rd Annual Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4-5:30 p.m. Join the fun during the 3rd annual Halloween Party with not-so-spooky stories, followed by crafts and trick-or-treating around the library. Remember to wear your costume! All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Takes place in Central Library’s Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Witte Lectures are for the curious, engaged and motivated. It presents serious topics for serious times. Join in for dynamic, informative, call-to-action conversations about the US Presidency, the impacts of income inequality, what to anticipate with rapid environmental change, and learn the societal price of addiction. Participate and be fortified. Understand the complexities of globally relevant issues. Tickets for these events go on sale to NBPL Foundation Members on October 21 and to the General Public on November 1, for the 23rd season running January – April 2020. To become a member click here or to become a program sponsor, contact Meg Linton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 949-717-3890 before October 19. 

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. Mariners on Wednesdays at 9:30 and 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.; Corona del Mar on Tuesdays at 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. Corona del Mar on Wednesdays 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
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Sundays

www.newportbeachlibrary.org

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