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From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

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Southern California Hospice Foundation | April 16 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | The Southern California Hospice Foundation’s annual golf tournament is a place where you or your company can become active members of the SCHF Family, as they offer a forum to mingle with individuals of common background who share the beliefs that hospice is a vital, indispensable service for our community. Join the day’s festivities as an individual player, sponsor, or both. You will enjoy breathtaking ocean views from every hole, offering a unique golf experience you will not soon forget. Bring a guest, client, or colleague and enjoy the ultimate Southern California golfing experience. Your support allows this organization to continue to celebrate life and restore hope throughout the years to come. Ticket information: Individual, $600; Sponsorship opportunities from $1,000 - $30,000.

Contact: Michelle Wulfestieg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 877.661.0087. www.socalhospicefoundation.org/events/life-links-love-annual-charity-golf-tournament

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Southern California Hospice Foundation golfer

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Hoag Hospital Foundation | April 25 at 9 a.m. | 32nd Annual Circle 1000 Founders’ Celebration Brunch is an inspirational and priceless opportunity for cancer survivors, family, friends, and Hoag supporters to connect and commemorate the strides made in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Honoring the Hoag Cancer Institute, this year’s guest speaker is writer, comedian and actor Mack Dryden. The event recognizes and celebrates the special group of donors who have played an integral role in building the Hoag Cancer Institute into a world-class community resource. Circle 1000 has expanded to more than 1,000 friends and has raised more than $19 million for the Cancer Institute. Tickets: $1,000 - $30,000.

Contact: www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org; www.hoagpromise.org

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

WHW | April 27 at 11 a.m. | “Wanted! WHW’s  Wild Wild West Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show,” when WHW supporters will empower employment success in the style of the old West at a fun event that includes a robust silent auction, martini bar, whiskey tasting, gourmet luncheon, inspiring messages, an exciting live auction and a Western-themed fashion show featuring WHW’s Deja New. Tickets: $225; $2,000 per table.

Contact: Janie Best at 949.631.2333, ext. 316, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.whw.org

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

Alzheimer's Association – Women #ENDALZ Luncheon | May 3 beginning at 10:30 a.m. | The Women #ENDALZ Luncheon is an event driven by influential women who bring community leaders together to support the mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Contact: Kenzie Durham at 949.426.8544 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

OC Marathon | May 3-5 | Sponsored by the San Diego County Credit Union, runners can choose between a full marathon, a half marathon, or a 5k. Tickets: $35 for the 5k; $104 for the marathon and $99 for the half marathon.

Contact: To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.ocmarathon.com

Takes place at: The 5k at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa; the marathon and half marathon at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Boys Scouts of America Orange County | May 4 | Opening Day at Newport Sea Base. Celebrating more than 82 years of the Newport Sea Base.

Contact: www.ocbsa.org

Takes place at Newport Sea Base, 1931 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Big Brothers Big Sisters 42nd Annual Golf Tournament | May 6 | Step out onto the green for this annual golf tournament which raises funds for the agency’s life-changing mentorship programs. The day includes unlimited food trucks and on-course contests, as well as a helicopter ball drop and live music at the sunset reception. Foursomes and sponsorships sell out quickly. Sponsorships from $5,000.

Contact: Laura Marcum at 714.619.7034, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.ocbigs.org

Takes place at Newport Beach Country Club, One Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California | May 8 | The Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) Golfers Classic features a keynote address from Boys Hope Girls Hope graduate and two-time NFL Champion Greg Scruggs. Go to the News & Events page for more information at www.bhghsocal.org. Celebrating 25 years, BHGH is helping disadvantaged youth reach their full potential through housing and educational scholarships through college.

Contact: BHGH Executive Director Tim Rogers at 949.515.8833 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Laura’s House Brighter Futures Luncheon | May 10 beginning at 11 a.m. | Join Laura’s House at its fourth annual spring lunch-and-learn event featuring beautifully decorated tables by the creative table hostesses and sponsors, an impressive opportunity drawing and a luncheon program. Table hostesses needed. Tickets: $125; Sponsorships from $3,500.

Contact: www.laurashouse.org

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

Girl Scouts of America Voice for Girls | May 10 | Girl Scouts of Orange County’s signature think tank is back! Join community and business leaders for Voice for Girls presented by BNY Mellon Wealth Management. This year’s forum focuses on advancing diversity and gender equality in the workplace with keynote, L. Song Richardson, dean and chancellor’s professor law at the UCI School of Law.

Contact: For more information, visit www.girlscoutsoc.org/voiceofgirls.

Takes place at Newport Beach Country Club, One Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach.

March for Babies for the March of Dimes | May 11 with registration at 7 a.m.; walk at 8:30 a.m. | March for Babies is a walk event benefiting March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit for pregnancy and infant health. When you join March for Babies, you stand with thousands of people across the country who share your commitment to building a brighter future for us all. 

Contact: Mia Eadington at 949.263.1100, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

CASA Pinwheel Project | May 11 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Come view 3,100 pinwheels representing the number of children in the OC foster care system which will be planted on the Neiman Marcus/Bloomingdale’s Lawn at Fashion Island during Foster Care Awareness Month. Select stores and restaurants at Fashion Island will be offering discounts and specials to CASA supporters who donate. Learn how you can sponsor a pinwheel and help a youth in foster care for as little as $5 at www.casaoc.org/pinwheel

Contact: www.casaoc.org

Takes place at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

CHOC Children’s Classic | May 13 | The CHOC Children’s Classic attracts the community’s leading philanthropists, business leaders and true golf enthusiasts who truly care about children and the future of their care. Presented by the CHOC Glass Slipper Guild.

Contact: Edgar Patino at 714.509.8269, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. chocgolf.org

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

CHOC Glass Slipper Guild

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Smart Women Breakfast to benefit Working Wardrobes | May 15 | 

Contact: www.workingwardrobes.org

Takes place at The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

7th Annual KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament | May 15 beginning at 9 a.m. | This tournament supports critical educational opportunities like tutoring, academic enrichment and leadership training offered by KidWorks, a 26-year-old nonprofit organization, raising much-needed funds for programs that change the lives of at-risk youth living in challenging Sana Ana neighborhoods. Golfer registration includes a Bloody Mary bar, breakfast, gourmet on-course food and cocktails, on-course contests, plus a dinner and awards ceremony. The scramble-style tournament begins with a 9 a.m. registration, breakfast and access to the driving range, followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start. At 4:45 p.m., enjoy the festivities at the 19th Hole Reception along with Dinner.

Contact: Lisa Gels at 714.834.9400, ext. 126, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and sponsorship opportunities. www.kidworksoc.org

Takes place at Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

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Annual Rich Saul Memorial Golf Classic to benefit Childhelp | May 16 with registration at 8:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. | Join the Orange County chapter of Childhelp at its Rich Saul Memorial Golf Classic to do what we can to change the lives of abused children,when we bring together the Orange County community and beyond for a great day of golf, networking and entertainment in support of the programs of Childhelp. The tournament is SOLD OUT but sponsorships are still available from $500.

Contact: Gwen Forquer at 949.310.4232, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.childhelp.com

Takes place at The Pelican Hill Golf Course, 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

For A Good Cause Golf Celebrities

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year | May 18 | On March 10, the official Man & Woman of the Year competition kicked off. It’s a 10-week blind fundraising campaign where each dollar raised per candidate counts as one vote. The competitors don’t know who wins until the Grand Finale at this event. Donate today to cast your vote for the next Man of the Year and Woman of the Year. Candidates who raise more than $50,000 are able to name an LLS research grant in someone’s honor or memory.

Contact: www.lls.org/ocie

Takes place at The Newport Beach Marriott, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Rock for Our Riders to benefit Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club (BBTRC) | May 19 from 3-7 p.m. | Rock your casual attire at this outdoor lawn event. Festivities include a spring dinner and bar, bidding on live and silent auction items, original artworks on display for the silent auction, dancing until dusk and country rock entertainment by Scott Helmer. Tickets: Open table seating, $150. Sponsorships which include program recognition and complimentary drink tickets: Two-ticket package, $1,000; Table for six, $2,500; Table for 10, $5,000 and Main Sponsor, $10,000 which includes a stage-front table for 10, stage signage and 10 complimentary drinks. Valet parking. The BBTRC is dedicated to providing an avenue for improving the quality of life of children, youth and adults with physical and developmental disabilities through recreational and structured horseback riding and other unique therapeutic activities.

Contact: To register and for more information, visit www.backbaytrc.org

Takes place at the Merrell Estate, 2182 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach.

Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | June 1 and 2 | Featuring the Harbor 20 Fleet and Junior Sailing Regatta. This is a unique and progressive series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Crew members seek donations from friends, family, co-workers and employers to sponsor their boat.

Contact: www.lls.org/ocie

Takes place at The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar.

Sixth Annual Arts & Business Leadership Awards Dinner | June 4 | Presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the evening celebrates the achievements of arts philanthropy honoring: Gaddi Vasquez, as the Distinguished Arts & Business Leader; Karla Kraft, as the Rising Arts & Business Leader and Avalon LaFosse as the Student Arts Leader. Festivities include a networking cocktail reception and dinner & awards presentation, followed by guests being escorted to premium seats in Segerstrom Hall for a special performance of the Tony Award nominated Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and an exclusive VIP afterparty at Water Grill. Single Ticket: $1,500-$5,000 each. Sponsorships from $10,000-$50,000.

Contact: For more information, call 714.942.6218, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

www.scfta.org

Takes place at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa and Water Grill South Coast Plaza, 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.

Audi • INFINITI • Volvo Golf Classic to benefit Mission Hospital | June 6 | Presented by the Mission Hospital Foundation.

Contact: www.mission4health.com/foundation

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

15th Annual 44 Women for Orangewood Scholarship Luncheon benefiting Orangewood Foundation | June 7 | The 44 Women for Orangewood 15th Annual Scholarship Luncheon is an inspiring afternoon to raise money for Orangewood Foundation. Presented by Haig and Hien Papaian, the event will feature guest speaker Elizabeth Smart, author of Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward and Never Giving Up. Schedule: Champagne Sponsor Reception, 10:30 a.m.; Luncheon, 12 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $550 to $15,000. To view the sponsorship packet, visit https://orangewoodfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/15th-Annual-44WFO-Scholarship-Luncheon-Sponsor-Deck-03.14.19.pdf. To register, visit https://orangewoodfoundation.org/2019-scholarship-lunch-tickets/. About Elizabeth Smart: The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for nine grueling months. Through this traumatic experience,

Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and national legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to conviction. 

Contact: Jeff Gilstrap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.orangewoodfoundation.org/44lunch

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

2019 Goodwill of Orange County Golf Classic | June 10 | Proceeds from this event support the Tierney Center for Veterans Services, which helps veterans and their families gain access to resources that enhance their lives. In 2018, more than $185,000 was raised to support the Tierney Center for Veterans Services.

Contact: Call 714.480.3355 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

www.ocgoodwill.org

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

2019 Beacon of Light Ball benefiting The Lighthouse | June 15 from 6-10 p.m. | Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP and Titan HST in collaboration with Newport Beach Police Association Foundation cordially invite you to the Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed Beacon of Light Ball. The event is benefiting Orangewood Foundation in an effort to stop human trafficking and support the survivors. The event is black tie attire. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $3,000 to $50,000. To view the sponsorship packet, visit https://orangewoodfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Beacon-of-Light-Ball-Final-Sponsorship-Package.pdf. To register, visit https://orangewoodfoundation.ejoinme.org/bolb2019

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

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

3rd Annual Grocery Industry’s Pick A Purse to benefit Olive Crest | July 12 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy a great lunch and opportunity drawings. Leave with a brand new purse and know the proceeds are helping at-risk youth and families. Every purse is valued at more than $150. Purses by Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tory Burch and many more. Check-in and Purse Preview, 11 a.m.; Luncheon, 12 p.m. Tickets are limited: a table of 10 is $2,500; individual tickets, $250. To purchase tickets, visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/cOf/. Attire: Thursday Best. Complimentary valet parking.

Contact: Sandra Bond at 714.543.5437, ext. 1188 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.olivecrest.org/oc

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

SAVE THE DATE:

Hoag Summer Fest | July 18 | More details to come.

Contact: www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org; www.hoagpromise.org

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

Michael Change Tennis Classic | July 20 and July 26-28 | More details to come.

Contact: www.nbtctennis.com

Takes place at the Newport Beach Tennis Club, 2601 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach.

Smart Women Breakfast to benefit Working Wardrobes | August 7 | 

Contact: www.workingwardrobes.org

Takes place at The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | August 10 and 11 | Featuring the FARR 40 International Fleet and PHRF Fleet. This is a unique and progressive series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Crew members seek donations from friends, family, co-workers and employers to sponsor their boat.

Contact: www.lls.org/ocie

Takes place at The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar.

Laura’s House 25th Annual Gala | September 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. | Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent & live auctions and dinner. They will be honoring individuals and corporations that have contributed integral support to the programs and services we provide. Sponsorships, tickets and advertisements will be available.

Contact: www.laurashouse.org

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

Susan G. Komen Orange County MORE THAN PINK Walk | September 22 | More details to come. 

Contact: www.komenoc.org

Takes place at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. (Starts at Pacific Life Insurance Company.)

Evening of Excellence Gala Event to benefit Youth Employment Service | September 26 | Honors employers for their ongoing commitment to hire and support YES graduates as they transition into the workforce. Festivities include a cocktail reception, wine pull, auction, awards presentation and dinner. Proceeds support the Comprehensive Job Readiness Program and its expansion to greater Orange County. Sponsorships, donations and attendance opportunities are available.

Contact: www.yesworks.org

Takes place at The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

New, Now, Next: The OCMA Affair | October 5 | This annual gala supports the museum’s exhibition and educational programs and ensures that the museum can offer free admission at its temporary location at South Coast Plaza Village. Co-chairs: Jennifer Segerstrom and Jennifer Van Bergh

Contact: www.ocmaexpand.org

Takes place at OCMA/Expand, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana.

Dusk at the Island Fashion Show to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Orange County | October 10 | More details to come.

Contact: www.rmhcsc.org/orangecounty

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 | November 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.

46th Candlelight Concert to support Segerstrom Center for the Arts | December 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.

 

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 non-profit organizations, visit https://greatnonprofits.org/city/newport-beach/CA.


Newport Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

NB Central Library

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

“OC Coast print Series,” Ongoing through May 3. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of art prints depicting the Orange County Coast by artist Joe Cladis, on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery. As long as he can remember, Cladis has loved to draw. That love led him to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he majored in advertising with a minor in illustration. Since that time, he has spent his life working in the visual arts as a fine artist, graphic designer and illustrator. Having lived in Orange County for more than 35 years, Cladis has come to love the uniqueness of each of its coastal towns and communities. This passion led him to create the OC Coast print series. The exhibition will be on display during library operating hours.

NBPL Huntington Beach by Joe Cladis

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LEGO Block Party, April 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.

Meet Author Deborah Gaal, April 17 from 7-8:30 p.m.Enjoy an evening with local author Deborah Gaal, who has written two full-length works of fiction and received the San Diego State University Writer’s Conference “Editor’s Choice Award.” Her most recent novel, The Dream Stitcher, was selected as a finalist in Debut Fiction of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award, established in 1950 to recognize outstanding works of Jewish literature. The Dream Stitcher tells the story of a Newport Beach woman in the year 2008 on the brink of home foreclosure, who moves her mother into her home to make ends meet.  With Mom comes a 6 ft. x 14 ft. replica of the Bayeux Tapestry that holds long-buried secrets, including the revelation that Mom knows how to sew. Attempts to uncover the past lead to a young Jewish woman in Poland who has the power to sew dreams into reality and is tasked by the Germans during World War II to decipher the symbols in the iconic Bayeux Tapestry. Meanwhile, she is working against them, using her magic to raise money for guns to help her lover launch the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. BookPleasures says of The Dream Stitcher, “It is difficult to convey the full flavor of this great feast of a novel which is an intriguing blend of thriller, history, love, war, magic, deception and tragedy all wrapped together in a neat package with an unexpected ending.” Gaal will talk about the genesis of the book and the themes in the novel, touching on their relevance in today’s world. Admission to this event is free, however, space is limited so registration is recommended. Register here. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

The Dream Stitcher

LEGO Saturdays, April 22 from 7-8:30 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 Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

It’s Your Estate: Living Trust and Beyond, April 22 from 10-11 a.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. Series moderator is Peter Kote, award-winning founder of Professional Fiduciary Services, which provides trustee, executor services and charitable counseling for individuals and organizations. He will lead these workshops with the assistance of other financial experts. This program made possible by the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. No reservations needed. Runs through May 20. For a complete schedule of upcoming financial workshops, visit the Library website calendar.

Medicine in Our Backyard, April 20 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. Speakers: Freddie Combs, MD and Erin Lin, DO; Title: Update on breast cancer screening and treatment. Dr. Erin H. Lin is a board-certified surgical oncologist who specializes in breast health promotion and breast surgical treatment. Dr. Lin has expertise in both benign and malignant tumor lumpectomy and mastectomy surgeries, using techniques that minimize scarring and preserve skin and nipples. She is also skilled in intraoperative radiation therapy and image-guided minimal invasive biopsy. Dr. Freddie J. Combs is a UC Irvine Health board-certified radiologist who specializes in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Dr. Combs’ clinical interests include high-risk screening, diagnostic procedures and breast density assessment. He has done research with the UC Irvine Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, measuring breast tissue using diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging. He also is involved in research to improve techniques for localizing breast cancers prior to surgery. 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 Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

LEGO Block Party, April 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: Tintoretto, April 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. Tintoretto, an Italian painter, was a notable exponent of the Venetian school. The speed with which he painted, and the unprecedented boldness of his brushwork, were both admired and criticized by his contemporaries. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso. His work is characterized by his muscular figures, dramatic gestures and bold use of perspective, in the Mannerist style. Learn more about the great masters of art in a fascinating visual presentation. Free to the public; seating is first come, first served. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Tintoretto for Beyond the Canvas NBPL

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LEGO Saturdays, April 27 from 7-8:30 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 Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

AP Teen Study Hall, April 28 from 12-4:30 p.m. Busy preparing for AP exams?

They are opening up the Friends Meeting Room at the Central Library as a study space exclusively for teens. You bring your schoolwork and study pals, they’ll provide WiFi and snacks. Funded by generous contributions from the Friends of the Library. Age level: Students 9th-12th grade taking AP tests in May 2019.

It’s Your Estate: Planning for IRAs & Retirement Plans, April 29 from 10-11 a.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. Series moderator is Peter Kote, award-winning founder of Professional Fiduciary Services, which provides trustee, executor services and charitable counseling for individuals and organizations. He will lead these workshops with the assistance of other financial experts. This program made possible by the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. No reservations needed. Runs through May 20. For a complete schedule of upcoming financial workshops, visit the Library website calendar.

Big Sonia Movie Screening, April 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Newport Beach Public Library, in partnership with Corona del Mar Community Church, invites the public to a free screening of the film, Big Sonia on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Big Sonia is a documentary film about Sonia Warshawski, one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City and one of the only survivors there who speaks publicly about her wartime experience.  Standing tall at 4’8″, Warshawski is the ultimate survivor and uses her life’s story to bridge cultures and generations. Learn about her Holocaust experiences, health, elder rights/ageism, inter-generation communication, discrimination and injustice. Big Sonia, co-directed by Warshawski’s granddaughter Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday, is more than a documentary about a Holocaust survivor. The movie runs 93 minutes. A Q&A session will follow. Takes place at Central Library’s Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Big Sonia

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LEGO Block Party, May 1 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.

Youth Volunteer Information Sessions, May 1 from 7-8 p.m. ans May 4 from 3-4 p.m. Are you interested in being a Teen Volunteer at Newport Beach Public Library? Please join them as they review the youth volunteer application process and discuss volunteer requirements and guidelines. While attendance is not required, it is highly recommended as teens will also receive volunteer forms and get a first look at volunteer schedules for the Summer and Fall sessions. Parents and interested teens ages 12-18 (7th-12th grade) are encouraged to attend. Takes place at Central Library’s Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Wake Up! Newport, May 2 from 7:15-8:45 a.m. Hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, this is 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. This event is free to the public, but please make reservations so they can plan for food and seating. 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 at Central Library’s Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, May 3 and 4. Friday sales, 1-4 p.m. (Members Only); Saturday sales, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. open to the public (“2 Bucks a Bag” all day). Takes place at Central Library’s Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Next book sale dates scheduled for August 2 & 3 and November 1 & 2.

“Folded-Unfolded” by Raphaële Cohen-Bacry opens, May 4. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of acrylic and mixed media artwork by artist Raphaële Cohen-Bacry, on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery.

Cohen-Bacry spent the first part of her life in Paris, where she learned from some of the best painters in France. She also took numerous printing classes and spent hours of live model sessions at la Grande Chaumière. Still developing her own craft, she attended the Ecole de La Rue Blanche, a famous school of performing art in Paris, to satisfy her fascination for theater and set design. She is still passionate about performance and story-telling. It translates in her work: Each piece is like a promise for a special encounter, each is an opening towards an inner experience. She has worked in all media and all formats, with a great interest in action painting and abstract lyricism for many years. Two years ago, Cohen-Bacry decided to stop using paint brushes. She wanted to give more room to the medium itself and maintain an innovative approach in all her work. In order to achieve this goal ,she has to let go of some control, but yet stay in charge of the process. She has been developing very personal techniques that allow the paint and the support to get in direct contact without instrument. By a series of folding and dipping, or the use of water as a vector, she creates new interactions between the surface and the medium. For some of the pieces selected for the show, she has been using images from auction magazines as support for her research. 

The exhibition will be on display during library operating hours through July 5.

NBPL Raphaele Cohen Bacr

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Crafts in Bloom Drop-In Crafts, May 4 from 12-3 p.m. Join the fun during an afternoon full of flowery crafts. No registration required. Geared for ages 3-8. Takes place in Central Library’s Stahr Children’s Storytime Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

It’s Your Estate: Charitable Income & Tax Planning Basics, May 6 from 10-11 a.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. Series moderator is Peter Kote, award-winning founder of Professional Fiduciary Services, which provides trustee, executor services and charitable counseling for individuals and organizations. He will lead these workshops with the assistance of other financial experts. This program made possible by the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. No reservations needed. Runs through May 20. For a complete schedule of upcoming financial workshops, visit the Library website calendar.

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!

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

Aaron Lazar Broadway to Hollywood Cabaret Show, Continuing through April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Following his performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in the Tony® Award-winning Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen, Aaron Lazar returns with his cabaret show. Described by the Associated Press as a “vocal powerhouse,” Lazar’s show follows his expansive stage-to-screen career with songs from his many Broadway credits (including The Last Ship and A Little Night Music, among others), a medley of film and musical theatre classics and more. Tickets start at $89.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

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

CATS, Continuing through April 14. Performance times vary. CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America. Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater – “Memory.” Winner of seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation. Tickets start at $29.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

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

CATS

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OCMAExpand Six New Exhibitions on view continuing through September 1. Features works of Pacific Rim artists and a seventh show with objects from the museum’s collection. Through a wide range of media including interactive installations, photography and site-specific interventions, the works touch on notions of value, control and power, and truth and reality, responding to some of today’s most pressing global socio-political concerns. Spring exhibitions include: Diego Berruecos: Only A Shadow; York Chang: To Be Wrong with Infinite Precision; Victoria Fu and Matt Ric: Monster A; Fritzia Irizar: CaCO3; UuDam Tran Nguyen: TIME BOOMERANG California Edition – From S.E.A. Atolls to the Next Dead Stars; Hiromi Takizawa: Open Air and Closer Look: Intimate-Scale Sculpture from the Permanent Collection. 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., Snta Ana.

Uudam Tran Nguyen for Best Bets

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Lunch and Lecture: Corey Welles, April 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. On select Fridays of every month, Sherman  Gardens, in partnership with Cafe Jardin, features a horticulture speaker combined with a delicious lunch...the perfect way to end the week. Corey Welles, plant health care coordinator, Ganna Walska Lotusland, will describe the new focus of sustainable horticulture, which emphasizes building the ecology of the entire garden – starting with the soil and extending all the way up the food chain. He will discuss soil amendments, organic fertilizers, insects, rodents, birds and other critters. By the end of his talk, he is hoping that you will consider measuring the health of your garden not just by the size of the flowers, but by the diversity of crawling and flying critters you encounter while gardening. Advanced Reservations: Friends Lunch & Lecture: $25; Non-members, $35; Friends Lecture only, free; Non-member Lecture only, $5. Day of Walk Ins: Friends Lunch & Lecture: $35; Non-members, $45; Friends Lecture only, free (RSVPs are appreciated); Non-member Lecture only, $10. Lunch will be served during lecture.

Contact: For reservations, call 949.673.0033. To view the menu, visit the website.

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

Mayor’s 5th Annual Egg Race, April 13 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Presented by the City of Newport Beach and the Recreation & Senior Services Department, festivities include egg roll races, photos, bounce houses, train rides and more. Plenty of parking in the City Hall structure.

Contact: www.newportbeachca.gov. Call 949.644.3151.

Takes place at Civic Center Lawn, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Mayors Egg race girl with Bunny ears for Best Bets

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Kids Peaceful Painting with Miss Erna, April 13 from 12-3 p.m. This workshop is geared to give your child a chance to spend time in a garden and be surrounded by nature’s beauty. Children will be encouraged to find their unique creative expression. This workshop provides a stress-free space where everyone is welcome. Open to all ages. Children 6 and under need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring a snack. All supplies provided. Class sizes are limited. Cost: $40 Friends, $50 Non-members.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033, and sign up at the website.

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

Sheepdog, April 14-May 5. Performance times and ticket prices vary. What begins as a love story about two Cleveland cops – a black woman who falls for her white male partner – changes when he shoots a young black man in the line of duty. Amina loves Ryan. But can she trust her heart when the truth about the shooting, and her man, becomes more and more slippery? A relationship gets shaken to the core in this riveting drama by an up-and-coming playwright. Written by Kevin Artigue and directed by Leah C. Gardiner. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

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

Sheepdog for Newport's Best Bets

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Shen Yun, April 16-28. Performance times vary. Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years. Shen Yun’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures – the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms – classical Chinese dance – along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. Enter a world where philosophers and poets alike sought harmony with the Dao, or “Way,” of the universe. Where maidens danced with ethereal grace and generals fought with explosive athleticism. Where timeless tales of valor and virtue were born. Where heaven and earth intersected, and miracles came into being. Tickets start at $80.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

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

Shen Yun

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Sensory Easter Egg Hunt at Newport Dunes, April 19 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort welcomes Blind Children’s Learning Center students back to the sandy shores for a special sensory Easter egg hunt. Having partnered with Newport Dunes to host the unique Easter egg hunt for more than 15 years, the Santa Ana based non-profit and 70 of its students, ages 1-8 years old, will kick off the holiday weekend with a sensory egg hunt featuring special beeping eggs donated by the OC Sheriff’s Department. Used as training devices for the OC Sheriff’s Department Hazardous Devices Section, the plastic eggs will be carefully placed in a safe, grassy section of Newport Dunes’ expansive waterfront property. The beeping Easter eggs provide an innovative solution to help visually impaired children take part in a favorite Easter tradition. Following the hunt, each student will be given an Easter basket filled with candy and toys. A beachfront picnic lunch for the children, staff and volunteers will be provided by Newport Dunes’ waterfront restaurant, Back bay Bistro, and the kids will have the opportunity to visit and take photos with the Easter Bunny.

Contact: For more information, call 949.729.3863 

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

Easter Weekend on the Beach, April 20-21. Hop on over to Newport Dunes, where the beach is where Spring Break should be. Activities include a ducky dive, egg decorating/cotton candy & selfies with the Easter Bunny, potato sack races, an ice cream & bunny craft party, movies on the beach, a sunrise service, Easter egg hunt and Easter brunch. Admission is free. Parking onsite is $10. For a schedule of the weekend events, visit www.newportdunes.com/event/easter-weekend/.

Contact: www.newportdunes.com

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

Watercolor Class: Spring Flowers with Carol, April 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. 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.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033, and sign up at the website.

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

Spring flowers for Best Bets

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Easter Celebration at OC Market Place, April 20 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Celebrate Easter a day early. Come see the Easter Bunny for photos in Hussong’s. There will be two Easter egg hunts at the OC Fair’s Centennial Farm at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The first 500 kids will receive an Easter bag for collecting all of their goodies. Be sure to visit the vendors and concession stands for plenty of candy. Admission: Ages 12 and under, free; Ages 13 and over, $2. Parking is free through Gates 2 and 10.

Contact: www.ocmarketplace.com/events

Takes place at Orange County Market Place on the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Colored eggs in grass for Best Bets

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America’s Family Pet Expo, April 26-28. This giant animal entertainment and education festival is the largest pet and pet product expo in the world. More than 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits, miniature horses and more. There will also be pet adoptions, pet products for sale, a petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts. It is presented by a nonprofit organization to promote responsible pet care. Please do not bring your pets. General admission, $16; Seniors, $14; Kids 6-12, $11; Kids 5 and under and Active Military are free.

Contact: Call 800.999.7295. www.petexpooc.org

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

Block Printing Workshops, April 27, May 25 and July 6 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Taught by instructor Elizabeth James from Pacific and Rose Textiles, learn step-by-step the ancient art of hand block-printing, including classic Indian design principles, printing bed and ink tray preparation, and blocking-printing techniques. After first practicing on paper, you’ll move on to fabric, whether it’s kitchen towels, aprons or scarves. All tools and supplies will be furnished, with an instruction pamphlet for you to keep. Additional

vintage woodblocks will be available for purchase. James’ collections of home and lifestyle products have been hand block-printed in her Jaipur, India workshop since 2001. Cost of each workshop: $70. Cancellation is 48 hours prior. Reserve you spot at www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com/collections/seaside-events.

Contact: If you have questions, contact Elizabeth James at 949.633.1080. www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

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Newport Beach Film Festival, April 25-May 2 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. The 20th Anniversary of the Newport Beach Film Fest kicks off with the Opening Night Film of Luce at Edwards Big Newport followed by the Opening Night Gala later that evening at Fashion Island. The week continues on with films from more than 50 countries across multiple genres, welcoming more than 500 filmmakers and 50,000 film fans to Orange County. The Closing Night Gala is at Lido Plaza.

Contact: For information and tickets, visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

Takes place at a variety of venue around the community

Modern Brush Calligraphy Workshop with Shelly Kim on April 28 at 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Roger’s Gardens is excited to offer a modern brush, calligraphy workshop with famed Letters by Shells. Kim is an educator, shares a positive vibe, DIYer and plant lover.  She takes an easy-to-learn approach and works to make you feel confident in practicing Modern Brush Lettering at home using all the tools and information given. You will learn several techniques and tips throughout the three-hour workshop. You will practice a few uppercase and lowercase letters and write the words “hello” and “love”. Workshop fee is $125 per person, includes a Brush Pen Set, 50+ Page Booklet, Lettering Paper, Lifetime Access to Digital Downloads and Resources and special favor from Letters by Shells.  Unfortunately, due to material costs, cancellations after Thursday, April 24 cannot be refunded. 

Contact: To make your reservation, go to shoprogersgardens.com or call 949.640.5800.

Takes place at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar.

OC Marathon, May 3-5. Join thousands of other community-minded runners and walkers at the OC Marathon, beginning at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive for the Marathon and Half Marathon. Kids Run the OC and the 5K take place at the OC Fair & Event Center, where the marathon and half-marathon end. Pledges benefit 11 local children’s charities through Run for Orange County Kids (ROCK). For a detailed schedule of the weekend’s events, to register and find out how to get involved, visit the website.

Contact: www.ocmarathon.com

Takes place at Fashion Island and the OC Fair & Event Center.

22nd Newport Harbor High School Annual Home and Garden Tour, May 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The public has the rare opportunity to tour private homes throughout Newport Beach. Highlights of the day include a morning reception at Jenny Kayne, lunch at Newport Beach Theatre Arts Center with views of the ocean and culminating the day, an afternoon reception at Barclay Butera Interiors. Tickets, which include lunch, are $85; after April 30, $100. Tickets are available at Barclay Butera Interiors, Fleur De Lys, Where’s the Party?, Molly Wood Garden Design, Roger’s Gardens and via the website. The tour is presented by Villa Real Estate.

Contact: www.NewportHarborHomeTour.com

Takes place along the South Bayfront Promenade on Balboa Island.

25th Annual Balboa Artwalk, May 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This outdoor art show features more than a mile of art and live music. The premier showcase for talented local artists, this much-anticipated event kicks off the Island’s summer season. The show welcomes 100 artists exhibiting fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on five stages along the walk. Featured musicians include Gary Gould, The Retros, Jim Roberts, Don Ross & Rose and the Rick Sherman Duo. The Artwalk is presented by Mary Hardesty Realty and admission is free.

Contact: For information, contact Mary Beth Saucerman at 949.548.1758, or email 

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Takes place along the South Bayfront Promenade on Balboa Island.

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