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Volume 4, Issue 49  |  June 18, 2019


OASIS Senior Center events, classes, trips...

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HAPPENINGS

SAVE THE DATE: OASIS Cars & Coffee Car Show is coming Saturday, Sept. 7 and OASIS members are encouraged to sign up now to enter their classic cars and motorcycles in the show. The event takes place from 8-11 a.m. and includes a pancake breakfast. The pancake breakfast is $5. Don’t hesitate as spaces are limited. Trophies will be awarded in all categories, including motorcycles. Call Berenice Barajas in the Friends of OASIS office at 949.718.1800.

Behind the Classics: 12 Angry Men is screening on Wednesday, June 12 from 2:30-5 p.m. in the Event Center. They are showing 12 Angry Men in its entirety preceded by a 30-minute informative discussion about the film, its origins, script, casting, production, audience, reaction, box office sales and its legacy. No RSVP is necessary for this free program. Presented by Theo Siegel, writer, researcher and TV professional.

Legal Presentation: Trust and Estate Administration Workshop on Wednesday, June 19 at 1 p.m. in Room 1, presented by Regina Campbell, Trust, Estate and Tax Attorney. Do you want to have more information on the current trust and estate laws? Have you named your children or other family members or friends as successor trustees of your own trust and want them to know what the job entails? Do you want to know the difference between an A Trust and an A/B Trust? If your answer is “Yes” to any of these questions, you need to attend this workshop. 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.

Life’s Third Act: The Single Version on Wednesday, June 19 through Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 4-5:30 p.m. Meets in Room 2. This is an eight-week discussion course about issues and challenges facing seniors. Each week, participants will discuss their personal approaches to dealing with issues confronting them as a single older adult. Topics may include support networks, isolation, traveling single, living arrangements, etc. Space is limited. For questions on the class format, contact the facilitator. Presented by Dr. David K. Larue, geologist and professor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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.

BBQ & A Movie on Wednesday, June 26 with the screening of Book Club. The meal starts at 12 p.m.; the movie starts at 1 p.m. in the Evelyn Hart Event Center. Call the prior Friday to request a meal. Movie Synopsis: Friends and members of the 60+ set, Diane, Jane, Sharon and Carol have seen it all when it comes to relationships. But after reading Fifty Shades of Grey, they’re inspired to make bold choices in the romance department. Starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. Running time: 1 hour, 44 minutes.

Senior Love in Cyberspace on Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. in Room 1. Do you believe the myth that new love is impossible or unnecessary after a “certain age?” Do you assume that seniors are complacent, have no sense of adventure left and have given up on starting over? Think again. Come and hear local author Susan Alpert describe her own experience using social media and dating Apps to meet new people and what happened when strangers from opposite ends of the country met online, fell in love over the email and came together for romance and adventure. One of the results is her recent book, Senior Love in Cyberspace. 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.

U.S. Constitutional Law – Preview Lecture on Thursday, June 27 at 5 p.m. in Room 1. In this special preview lecture, Joshua Stine, MPP, will give a teaser of his upcoming eight-week collegiate level course that explores United States Constitutional Law. The course will explore some of America’s most significant legal and judicial challenges, and the resulting transformations that impact our world today. Led by Joshua Stone, MPP. 

Brain Health Expo and Luncheon on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Event Center. Presented by Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) & AlzOC, the OASIS Brain Health Expo will include Orange County’s leading Alzheimer’s disease centers and dementia experts to provide participants with informational sessions related to brain health and Alzheimer’s research, free memory screenings and assessments, and the opportunity to learn more about community resources. Free lunch and giveaways. Space is limited. 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.

Food for Thought Program: A Creativity Program with Adult Brain Health in Mind on Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Art Room. Cost: $20 (cash only). When we combine creativity with using our hands while visually engaged, we use multiple areas of our brain all at once, making vital connections. Using one’s creativity throughout a lifetime positively impacts the retention intelligence gained from accumulated knowledge and a lifetime of experiences. This four-week workshop presented by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is limited to 24 participants able to commit to all four workshops. Pre-registration and payment in person is required. To reserve a spot, stop by the OASIS office.

VOLUNTEERISM

Newport Beach Film Festival Reviewers Needed, so if you’re looking for a way to engage your love of arts, apply to become a Newport Beach Film Festival Reviewer. If you’re interested, contact Dorothy Krauss at 949.253.2880, ext. 233 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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.

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

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.

Driver Safety (AARP) on Monday, July 15 from 12-4:30 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 16 and Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 12-4 p.m. in OASIS Room 1B. Cost: $15 AARP members; $20 non-members. The July 15 class is a one-day refresher course. It is only available to those who have taken the full eight-hour course within the last five years. Check with your insurance company to see if they accept the refresher course for a discount. You must attend both Monday and Wednesday to complete the September courses. This eight-hour class covers defensive driving strategies, new traffic laws, rules of the road, car control, driving skills/techniques, preparation for the written test, DMV test questions, how to tell if you should give up driving and even how to get around when you no longer drive. Some insurance companies offer a three-year discount on auto insurance upon completion of this course. In person, advance registration, only. Checks only, made payable to AARP.

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. 

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Silver Glove Fitness continuing through June 22 in the OASIS Dance Room and Event Center A. Drop ins $21/1; no refunds. This is a non-contact boxing program that provides a workout that is fun, challenging and always changing. Boxing uses the entire body and has been proven to improve quality of life and health. It is a workout that gets your body moving and heart rate going. Beginner to advanced athletes welcome. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Boxing gloves are required for class. Please purchase these on your own (12 oz. size gloves are appropriate). They can be found at most sporting goods stores. Instructor is Andrew Deming. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

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

Disney Concert Hall – Beethoven and The Beatles on Sunday, June 30. Join Maestro Victor Vener, founder and director of the California Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring Beethoven’s 5th Symphony by the Cal Phil and The Beatles hits by America’s favorite tribute band – a very interesting combination. Departs: 10:45 a.m. Returns: 6 p.m. Cost: $99/$104.

Hollywood Bowl – Patriotic Concert & Fireworks, Wednesday, July 3. Start celebrating July 4 under the stars. The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs patriotic classics, and rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Famer Nile Rodgers and CHIC, an American R&B band of the ‘70s provides a memorable musical evening. Bring your own dinner and wine, but only in coolers no larger than 15” wide and 15” high or 22” long. Walking shoes and a sweater or jacket is recommended as it gets cooler in the evening. Departs: 4 p.m. Returns: 12 a.m. Cost: $99/$104.

EXTENDED TRIPS

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

Chicago All Access - September 1-7

California Coast & Wine Country - September 8-14

Canyon de Chelly & Mesa Verde - September 8-12

French Canada & Niagara Falls - October 7-15

AFC’s Danube River Cruise - October 18-29

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 and support groups, visit http://bit.ly/OASISSeniorCenter. They are also listed in the quarterly Newport Navigator, available at Newport Beach Public Library branches.


Crystal Cove State Park’s upcoming events

Crystal Cove Cottages coastal view

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Community Days in the Historic District’s Education Commons, Wednesdays, June 19 and 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (continuing through August 28). Step back in time as the Education Commons comes to life with fun, historical activities for the whole family. Stop by the Education Commons and let the serene surroundings stimulate your inner artist. Create watercolor masterpieces and play some historic games. Also, learn about the unique history of Crystal Cove through a guided tour of the Historic District, or explore the science of Crystal Cove State Park. This event is free to the public.

Great Plein Air Art Experience, Thursday, June 20 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Spend a relaxing day with one of Crystal Cove State Park’s plein air artists while capturing the beauty of the Cove on canvas. No experience is necessary for this introductory class geared to the novice. Hosted by the Crystal Cove Conservancy with instructor Alan Howell. Takes place at Cottage #13 (The Beaches Cottage) in the Historical District. Cost: $85 per workshop; $70 for Crystal Cove Conservancy members. Class size is limited to 12 and minimum age is 18. Additional classes run through August and instructors vary. For more information, class schedules and to register, visit www.crystalcove.org.

Sunset Bluff Walk on Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Join a park naturalist on a beautiful bluff walk and learn about the unique cliff and marine environments, and the native plants and animals they support. Bring your camera and binoculars. Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #4. (PCH coastward at Newport Coast, left at the kiosk to the end). Cost: $5 sunset rate.

Tidepool with octopus

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Enjoy a Guided Tidepool Walk to Pelican Point, Sunday, June 23 at 9 a.m. A volunteer will help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations when the tide will be a 0.6. 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.)

Crystal Cove State Park is hosting a Coastal Geology Tour, Sunday, June 23 from 1-3 p.m. Visit several diverse and geologically outstanding sites which all display a story from a different geologic time. Meet at the Los Trancos lot at the trailer. (PCH turn inland at the stoplight Los Trancos).

Camp Coastal Wild, Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for youngsters ages 7-11. Join Park naturalists and lifeguards for a one week unique summer camp that blends the backcountry and the coastal areas of the park. Spend two plus hours engaged in nature activities including hikes, bird walks, games and then after lunch and then two hours of coastal activities with park lifeguards (could include: volleyball, boogie boards and kayaks.) Cosy: $165 per camper. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 949.497.7647 for more information and to register.

Movies on the Beach – The Little Mermaid on Thursday, June 27 from 8-10 p.m. Crystal Cove Conservancy will be showing movies on the beach throughout the summer. Join the fun when all movies will be shown on the beach outside near the restored Beaches Film & Media Center (Historic Cottage #13) in the Crystal Cove State Park Historic. This event is free with a $15 State Park day-use fee. Bring blankets, beach chairs and a picnic to enjoy. No alcohol is allowed on the beach at Crystal Cove State Park. There will also be a historic snack shop with popcorn and candy for sale. Park in the Los Trancos lot (PCH inland at the stoplight Los Trancos then walk across the street or take the shuttle.)

Family Nature and Wildflower Hike at Crystal Cove State Park, Sunday, June 30 at 9 a.m. Come learn about local nature on a beautiful morning hike. Join Park naturalists to learn about the plants and animals living in the Park. Meet at the Berns Amphitheater (PCH inland at stoplight at School-State Park and follow the signs to the Campground/Moro day use).

Crystal Cove cottages

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For additional information on events, call 949.376.6200. Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15). Interested in a historic cottage rental? Visit the website: www.reservecalifornia.com. Cottages are available every day of the month. But

call early, as they book up very quickly.


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

Endless Summer Weekends at the Gardens, continuing through September 15 from 4-8 p.m. During the summer months, Sherman Gardens will be kickin’ back and staying open late on Sundays until 8 p.m. Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Kickin’ Back at Sherman Gardens, Continuing through September 22. Sit back and relax with a summer exhibit of colorful, funky, over-sized garden furniture.  Included with admission to the Gardens. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Kokedama Trio

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Kokedama Succulent Trio Workshop with Kathleen Nestell, Thursday, June 20 at 5 p.m. Follow along with their Original Design Horticulturist & Designer, Kathleen Nestell, as she teaches the conventional technique of how to make a kokedama. Workshop fee is $75 per person, includes your choice of three (3) colorful succulents, moss, rope, special soil mixture, as well as the 5.5” x 14” zinc display tray and decorative pebbles to make three (3) succulent kokedamas. To make your reservation, go to www.shoprogersgardens.com, or call 949.640.5800. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Hibiscus

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Tropical Plants, Saturday, June 22 from 9-10 a.m. Stunning and exotic blooms and foliage add a lush feel to your home and garden. There are many colorful indoor and outdoor tropical favorites. Experts will cover their use and care. This event is free. Register at the website. Held at Armstrong Garden, 1500 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. www.armstronggarden.com

Succulent Star

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Succulent Star Arrangement Workshops with Onita Castillo, Saturday, June 22 at 10-11 a.m. and Wednesday, June 26 from 5-6 p.m., Get ready for the Fourth of July by designing your own large star succulent container to enjoy throughout the summer. Original Designs Team Leader, Onita Castillo, will demonstrate how to create this one-of-a-kind succulent star arrangement. Workshop fee is $100 per person/arrangement, includes a 20” metal star-shaped container, soil, succulent plants and step-by-step instructions. To make your reservation, go to www.shoprogersgardens.com, or call 949.640.5800. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Dahlias

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The Dahlia Show & Contest, Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Contest Entry: Saturday, June 29 from 9-11 a.m. Roger’s Gardens presents their 6th annual Dahlia Show and Contest, showcasing dozens of locally grown dahlias. Bring in your entries, with the variety names if known, before 11 a.m. on Saturday, when judging will take place. Meet other excellent dahlia gardeners and share successes and failures. There will be prizes for the best entries. All entries will be on display until 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. Stop by to enjoy these amazing blooms. For contest rules and more details go to www.rogersgardens.com/seminars-events

Grow Your Own Series

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Grow Your Own...in July with David Rizzo, Saturday, July 6 from 9-10 a.m. Expert horticulturist, David Rizzo, will discuss everything edible, including vegetables, herbs, fruits, berries and more. Emphasis this month will cover, but will not be limited to, topics such as care of tomatoes, other warm season vegetables, and herbs for summer, as well as summer pruning of deciduous fruit trees. He will lead a lively and interactive discussion about what, where and when to plant, prune, feed and harvest. Bring your questions as well as your own tips and tricks, as audience participation is encouraged. This seminar is free.

Summer Decorating

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Summer Decorating & Entertaining with Emily Morgan, Saturday, July 13 from 9-10 a.m. Be inspired by their Visual Design Team Lead, Emily Morgan, as she demonstrates how to create a beautiful summer tablescape for brunch, lunch, dinner party or a barbecue. Morgan will also share insider tips on how to decorate your home with unique home décor items and beautiful floral designs for the summer entertaining season. Making that first impression is a simple thing to do when you know the tricks and tips from this professional. This event is free.

Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Nature Gardening Series

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Nature Gardening Series • The Best California Friendly Gardens, Saturday, July 27 from 9-10 a.m. Celebrate some of the best California Friendly Gardens in Orange County. Join Rogers Gardens General Manager, Ron Vanderhoff, in their classroom for a fully illustrated program. Now in its 11th year, the California Friendly Garden Contest has been acknowledging and rewarding the most beautiful and innovative gardens and gardeners in Orange County. California Friendly gardens are in sync with nature, they use less resources, provide more habitat and are friendlier to the earth than any other garden. This program will show numerous photos of contestant entries and winners, with discussion about the plants, designs and features of the gardens. If you are thinking about removing the lawn, boxwoods or agapanthus, this might just be the inspiration you need. This event is free.

ONGOING

Centennial Farm

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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/


For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

Newport Harbor

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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.

32nd Annual Hoag Summer Fest | July 18 from 5-8 p.m. | Hoag Hospital Foundation and the 552 Club are returning to the Newport Dunes for Orange County’s favorite food and music event of the year. More than 40 restaurants are expected to return to celebrate an evening of fantastic food, friends and fun, along with the great sounds of Motown by Chez’z Best, all to benefit Hoag.

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

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

Michael Chang Tennis Classic | July 20 from 4:45-9 p.m. | Tennis fans – join in for a one-of-a-kind all pro tennis exhibition match featuring former World No. 2 Michael Chang along with his protégé, current World No. 9, Kei Nishikori. The tennis duo will be taking on world-class doubles players on center court at Newport Beach Tennis Club. You will be amazed and entertained with their incredible tennis skills and on-court antics. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Silent and live auctions are open to all guests. There is an autograph opportunity at the end of the match. The adult Pro Classic takes place July 26-28. For tickets, visit www.changtennis.com.

Contact: www.nbtctennis.com

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

SAVE THE DATE:

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.

 

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’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

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

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

Laughter on the 23rd Fioor, Continuing through June 23. Performance times vary. Tickets: $25 for evening and matinee performances. Take a fictionalized look at the backstage chaos involved in producing one of the landmarks of television’s golden age. Inspired by Neil Simon’s own early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows, Laughter on the 23rd Floor focuses on the temperamental star, modeled after Sid Caesar, and the writers of the TV comedy-variety show in the 1950s, It is regarded as one of Simon’s funniest plays.

Contact: Call 949.631.0288. www.ntaconline.com

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

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., Santa Ana.

Uudam Tran Nguyen for Best Bets

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Lunch and Lecture: Kara Newport, June 14 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. This day’s topic and speaker: Filoli Gardens with Executive Director Kara Newport, who will discuss the history of Filoli. In 1915, the Bourn family began construction of Filoli and moved into the house in 1917. Bruce Porter, a talented stained-glass artist, painter, muralist, landscape designer,and art critic, was enlisted to help the Bourns plan the layout of the extensive formal garden that was built between 1917 and 1929. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bourn died in 1936. The estate was then purchased in 1937 by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Roth, owners of the Matson Navigation Company. Under the Roths’ supervision, the property was maintained and the formal garden gained worldwide recognition. Mrs. Roth made Filoli her home until 1975 when she donated 125 acres, including the house and formal garden, to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the enjoyment and inspiration of future generations. Advance 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.

Pepperland Center Premiere, June 14-15. Performances at 6 p.m. by The Mark Morris Dance Group. A groundbreaking dance tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Originally created for the City of Liverpool’s Sgt. Pepper at 50 Festival in May 2017, this colorful piece resounds with the ingenuity, musicality, wit and humanity for which the company is known. Pepperland seems to revel in the eccentric charm and joyful optimism of the iconic Beatles album. The evening-length work features an original score by composer Ethan Iverson, interspersing arrangements of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “A Day in the Life,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Within You Without You” and “Penny Lane” with six original Pepper-inspired pieces composed specifically to showcase Mark Morris’ profound understanding of classical forms: allegro, scherzo, adagio and the blues. An unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, two keyboards, and percussion teases out and elaborates on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences. Tickets start at $29.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

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

Pepperland for Best Bets

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55th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition, June 15 from 1-6 p.m. Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents more than 250 works of art, including paintings, sculpture, mixed media and photography. Wine, food, music, kids’ art activities and more. Admission and parking are free.

Contact: www.newportbeachca.gov/culturalarts

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

Movies on the Bay: Jurassic Park, June 15. It’s family night at Newport Dunes Resort. Elevate your summer movie experience to the next level, with one of the biggest film classics in motion picture history, featuring incredible special effects and action-packed drama. Jurassic Park (1993) takes you from the beach to a remote island where an amazing theme park has living dinosaurs. Experience this epic adventure with tiki torches, food trucks, games, bar and music before the film starts. Imagine watching Jurassic Park on an inflatable in open water. Be ready for fun surprises while enjoying this classic thriller. Bring your own inflatable or purchase one at Newport Dunes. Best creative inflatable wins a prize(s). Gates open 6 p.m. and the film starts by dusk. Event ends at 10 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance, as they are limited. Tickets: VIP reserved seating, $25; General admission, $10; Inflatable only (neon tube raft, optional), $10.

Contact: www.newportdunes.com

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

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, June 15 at 8 p.m. To usher in the upcoming 20-20s, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox brings their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour to Segerstrom Center. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade – one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations. Started by Bradlee in 2009, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) has gone on to amass more than one billion YouTube views with 3.5 million subscribers, and has chalked up more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook. For the past half-decade, PMJ has toured the world, playing hundreds of shows to sold-out houses on six continents.

Special VIP Ticket Packages available. Tickets start at $39.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Postmodern Jukebox for Best Bets

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12th Annual Father’s Day Car Show, June 16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. On Father’s Day, indulge Dad’s twin passions for fabulous food and amazing autos at Balboa Bay Resort’s annual Father’s Day Car Show. Start with the gourmet brunch at Waterline Newport Beach which runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and serves up all of his favorite dishes from ceviche to charcuterie. Afterward, head to the upper resort parking deck to scope out one of the finest collections of vintage vehicles the West Coast has to offer. From antique to custom, take in all the gorgeous, shiny cars on display. You’ll also enjoy plenty of great music and concessions. Admission is complimentary.

Contact: www.balboabayresort.com

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

Classic Cars

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Sherman Library & Gardens: Sunday Rosé Dinner, June 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. Celebrate Dad, and the return of beloved local chef Pascal Olhats, while enjoying three or four courses and a special French rosé menu – the perfect ending to a quintessential Newport Beach summer weekend.

Contact: Call Café Jardin at 949.673.0033 for reservations. www.slgardens.org

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

Concerts on the Green: The SIDE DEAL, June 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. The City of Newport Beach presents The SIDE DEAL in a Father’s Day concert that kicks off the 2019 Concerts on the Green summer series. Visitors are encouraged to bring their beach chairs and blankets for an evening of fun. Picnics are welcome (alcohol is prohibited), and gourmet food trucks Chef TLC’s Sidewalk Cafe and Scooter’s Italian Ice will be on site. After years of independent successful music careers and admiration for one another, Charlie Colin (Train), Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray), and Joel & Scott Owen (PawnShop kings), brought their talents and passion for great music together in a band called The SIDE DEAL. They will kick off the Concerts on the Green series with a rock performance that includes familiar and revamped renditions of their global hits such as Train’s “Drops of Jupiter,” “Calling All Angels,” & “Meet Virginia,” and Sugar Ray’s “Fly,” “Someday,” and “Every Morning” and brand new Side Deal originals. Admission and parking are free, on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: www.newportbeachca.gov/culturalarts

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

The SIDE DEAL

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Floral Class - Flemish Florals, June 19 from 9-11 a.m. Design your own lavish, opulent floral arrangement featuring early summer blooms in graceful, nature-inspiring compositions. Cost: $50 for Friends; $60 for Non-members. 

Contact: Call 949.673.0033. www.slgardens.org.

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

Watercolor Class: Rainbow Jay Bird with Erna, June 21 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Join local artist Erns 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. Maximum 12 people. Cost: $35 Friends; $5 Non-member.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033. www.slgardens.org

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

Baroque Festival Concert, June 23 at 4 p.m., preceded by brass music al fresco on the patio at 3:15 p.m. Back to Bach Concertos

Contact: For tickets, www.bmf-cdm.org.

Takes place at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach.

Baroque Festival Concert, June 24 at 8 p.m., preceded by brass music al fresco on the patio at 7:15 p.m. Glories of the Guitar with a wine & waters reception on the patio after the concert.

Contact: For tickets, www.bmf-cdm.org.

Takes place at Saint Michaels & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar.

Baroque Festival Concert, June 26 from 8-10 p.m. Tickets: $45; and June 28 from 8-10 p.m. Tickets: $50. June 26: Chamber music concert – Passionate Voices: Music of Loving, Devotion and Joy. Preceded by brass music from South Coast Brass al fresco in the Gardens at 7:15 p.m.; wine & waters reception in the Gardens following the concert. Chamber works by Bach, Buxtehude, Bruhns, Schütz and others, with guests Kyle Stegall (tenor) and Tanya Tomkins (cello). Join in the Gardens for Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007; his cantata Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, BWV 55; and beautiful small-scale vocal and instrumental works by his predecessors. June 28: Chamber music concert – Bach’s Sons, Friends and Rivals. Preceded by brass music from South Coast Brass al fresco in the Gardens at 7:15 p.m.; wine & waters reception in the Gardens following the concert. 18th century chamber music performed by Elizabeth Blumenstock (violin), David Shostac (flute), Lara Wickes (oboe), Michael Kaufman (cello) and Gabriel Arregui (harpsichord). Works by C.P.E. Bach, W.F. Bach, Telemann and others.

Contact: For tickets, www.bmf-cdm.org.

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

Happy Hour Yoga, June 27 from 6-8 p.m. This class will be held amidst the beautiful surroundings of the Gardens and will focus on breath work by going over breathing techniques and fundamentals. The class will then move into Hatha yoga (all levels), focusing on balance, strength and stretching. Next, will be a meditation practice (10-15 minutes) and the class will end with a restful, restorative, Savasana pose. After class, enjoy a glass of wine as you wander through the Gardens. Bring a mat, small towel and water. Happy Hour Yoga is the last Thursday of each month. Cost: $20 Friends; $25 Non-member.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033. www.slgardens.org

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

Hot Yoga, June 29 at 9 a.m. This class will take place inside our lush tropical conservatory. Whether this is your first hot yoga experience or you are a seasoned hot yoga student, you will love this unique location. Starting with breathing and gentle stretching, you will slowly move into more challenging poses. You will build strength and balance in the same hot, humid and sweetly scented environment enjoyed by the orchids, bromeliads, koi fish and turtles. Bring a mat, small towel and plenty of water. Cost: $15 Friends; $20 Non-member.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033. www.slgardens.org

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

Baroque Festival Concert, June 30 at 4 p.m., preceded by brass music al fresco on the patio at 3:15 p.m. Festival Finale: Bach the Magnificent with a wine & waters reception on the patio after the concert.

Contact: For tickets, www.bmf-cdm.org.

Takes place at Saint Michaels & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar.

9th Annual 4th of July Families, July 4 with the Newport Peninsula Bike Parade at 36th Street at 9 a.m. followed by the Community Festival at Channel Place Park from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free event.

Contact: Call 949.644.3151. www.newportbeach.gov

Takes place down 36th Street and at Channel Place Park, Balboa Peninsula.

47th Annual Mariners Park Independence Day Parade & Celebration, July 4 with the Parade at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Celebration in the Park from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The parade begins at the corner of Commodore and Mariners Drive. This event is presented by the City of Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Dept. and Mariners Elementary School Foundation.

Contact: Call 949.644.3151. www.newportbeach.gov

Takes place down Mariners Drive and at Mariners Park, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Block Printing Workshop, 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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Phantom of the Opera, July 10-21. Performance times vary. Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will make a triumphant return to Orange County as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour. Tickets start at $35.75.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

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

Phantom of the Opera for Best Bets

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Newport Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

NB Central Library

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

Summer Reading Program Begins, June 22. The annual Summer Reading Program starts today! This year’s theme is “It’s Showtime at Your Library.” Kids through 6th grade can participate in the Children’s Program, where they spend time reading to earn prizes. Check out the weekly fun events at each NBPL Branch and make sure to pick up your Summer Reading game sheet. There are also separate reading programs for Teens and Adults.

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Summer Reading Kick Off with Author Kim Hooper, June 22 from 3-4 p.m. Newport Beach Public Library will kick off the 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program with a program featuring local author Kim Hooper introducing her new book, Tiny. The Dana Point author, who received a B.A. in communications from the University of California, San Diego and a master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California, is the author of People who Knew Me, hailed as “refreshingly raw and honest” by The Wall Street Journal, and Cherry Blossoms, described as “fresh and inviting” by Publishers Weekly. She will talk about her third novel, Tiny, which will be published by Turner Publishing in June 2019. Tiny follows the journeys of three people, unwillingly tied together by tragedy, as a couple faces every parent’s worst nightmare when their 3-year-old daughter is hit by a car right before their eyes. The event will kick off Newport Beach Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, which begins June 22 and goes through August 10.  The program encourages adults to read and share book reviews with fellow book lovers throughout the summer. Admission to the event is free, but online registration is recommended. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; no reserved seating. Seating is limited by room capacity. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase books and have them signed by the author. To reserve your space, click here.

Kim Hooper for NBPL Calendar

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Grand Opening: Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park, June 22 from 1-5 p.m. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission will hold a grand opening celebration for Phase IV of the Sculpture Exhibition in the Civic Center Park on Saturday, June 22 from at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. The event will celebrate the addition of ten new sculptures to the Sculpture Exhibition in the Civic Center Park. A special presentation will be held in Council Chambers with refreshments following. Some of the artists will be on hand to talk about their artwork and visitors will be able to take a walking tour of the sculptures. The 10 new sculptures were selected from submissions received by a national call for entries based on their artistic merit, durability, practicality and site appropriateness. They are being installed in early June and will remain at the Civic Center Park for two years. The 10 sculptures are as follows: “Spy Boy” by David Buckingham, “Hurricane” by Ray Katz, “The Tot” by Richard Becker, “Windswept” by Lake Daffner, “START Now” by Scott Froschauer, “Contender” by John Merigian, “Feathers in the Wind” by Alex G., “Chairman of the Board” by Steven Rieman, “Slices of Heaven” by Craig Gray and “Pinnacle” by Stephanie Bachiero.

For more information on the event or exhibition, go to

www.newportbeachca.gov/culturalarts, under Sculpture in Civic Center Park or contact the Cultural Arts Services Office at 949.717.3802.

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Pacific Animal Productions, June 27 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. It’s showtime! Come on a learning safari as local trainers share animals from around the world. Don’t miss this interactive and educational experience for all ages. Also, remember to pick up your Summer Reading game sheet and start your reading extravaganza. Funding for all summer programs is generously donated by the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated, and is limited by room capacity. Takes place at the Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach.

Community Workshop on Vote Centers, June 28 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Orange County is transitioning from the traditional polling place model to the vote center model in 2020, and it will involve significant changes to the voting and elections process. In the vote center model, all registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. For voters who prefer to vote in person, they will be able to vote at any vote center which may be open up to 10 days before election day. More information can be found at www.ocvote.com/votecenter. The Registrar of Voters is planning extensive efforts to educate and outreach to the public on the changes to voting and elections, including community workshops, which will provide opportunity for community feedback into our vote center planning. Takes place in the Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Lane, Newport Beach.

Pacific Animal Productions, June 29 from 10-11 a.m., and from 12-1 p.m. It’s showtime! Come on a learning safari as local trainers share animals from around the world. Don’t miss this interactive and educational experience for all ages. Also, remember to pick up your Summer Reading game sheet and start your reading extravaganza. Funding for all summer programs is generously donated by the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated, and is limited by room capacity. Takes place at the Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

 

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 Summer 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

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