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A roundup of community events throughout Orange County. To submit items, email alexandra.chan@latimes.com.


Enchanted Butterfly House

The Huntington Beach-based “heART Exhibit” art company will present the Enchanted Butterfly House from 7 to 11 p.m. at 16182 Gothard St., Huntington Beach. The event will feature art, live music and food. Proceeds from the event will go to the Santa Ana-based Child Creativity Lab. For tickets, visit heARTexhibit.com.

Class Reunion for High School in Orange

The El Modena High School All Class Reunion will take place at 6 p.m. at Moreno’s Restaurant, 4328 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. Admission to the annual event for the Orange high school is $10, or admission plus dinner for $35. For more information, visit the El Modena High School Alumni Assn. Facebook page.


Pelican Grill’s First Summer Clambake

The Pelican Grill, 22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, will present a summer clambake from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring clams, shrimp, mussels, sausage and wine. Tickets are $75. For more information, visit pelicangrillnb.com.

Reading in the Redwoods

The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E 16th St. Newport Beach, will hold its Reading in the Redwoods program from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The morning will include a waffle breakfast, a hike into the Redwood Forest and a reading of “Tortoise & Hare.” Pre-registered admission varies between $5 to $7, while walk-in admission is $10. For more information, visit encenter.org.

Ben Messick works at Laguna Art Museum

The Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, presents “Ben Messick: Memories of Los Angeles,” featuring a selection of works on paper. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. General admission is $7; $5 for students, seniors and active military; and free for children 12 and younger.

Lord of the Strings

The Lord of the Strings concert series will feature jazz guitarist Adam Rafferty at 3 p.m. at LCA Wine at SoCo and The OC Mix, 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. Guests will be able to enjoy wine selections chosen by LCA Wine. For more information, visit lordofthestringsconcerts.com.


The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

“The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey,” written and performed by playwright James Lecesne, will run at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. The one-man show tells the story of a boy who goes missing in a small New Jersey town. For more information, visit lagunaplayhouse.com.


Art Exhibit

Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, will open “Phil Dike: At the Edge of the Sea,” with an exhibition featuring more than 40 years of works by the member of the California regionalist movement of the 1930s and ’40s. The gallery will is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Tuesdays and Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $5 to $7. For more information, call (949) 494-8971 or visit lagunaartmuseum.org.


The annual Movie Nights in The Backyard at Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, will feature “La La Land” with burgers, sandwiches, salads, ice cream nachos, popcorn and candy available for guests. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information visit, hotelirvine.com/movienights.


Alumna Art Show at Cal State Fullerton

The “Full Circle: The Art of Fay Colmar” show will feature the works of Orange County artist and Cal State Fullerton alumna Fay Colmar at the Leo Freedman Gallery in the Visual Arts Complex at Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton. Gallery hours are 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment by calling (714) 525-6576.


Mr. Irrelevant Appearance in Newport Beach

Chad Kelly, who was picked last in the 2017 NFL Draft to become Mr. Irrelevant XLII, will make an appearance at the Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, as part of Irrelevant Week, the annual celebration that honors the last player picked in the NFL Draft. The event will begin at 1 p.m. on the A+O Kitchen patio at the resort. For more information, visit irrelevantweek.com.

Beach Summer Concert Series

The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, will host the Beach Summer Concert Series. The series will hold five concerts through Oct. 7. All will take place between 2 to 8 p.m. and will include beach games, bars and food truck vendors. General admission ranges from $20 to $40. For more information, visit thebeachoc.com.


Ann Wilson of Heart Stops in Anaheim

Ann Wilson of the band Heart will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. at The Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Ave., Anaheim. For more information, visit annwilsonofheart.com.


Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

The 30th annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will take place at the Joint Forces Training Base, 11200 Lexington Drive, Los Alamitos. The event will include live music and food vendors. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. For more information, visit cityoflosalamitos.org.

Pacific Symphony SummerFest

Pacific Symphony will launch its inaugural SummerFest series with “Symphonic Springsteen” at 8 p.m. in the Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. For more information, visit PacificSymphony.org.

Fourth of July Boat Parade

Boaters are invited to register and decorate their vessels for the Newport Harbor Fourth of July “Old Glory” Boat Parade. Those interested can register for free through the American Legion Yacht Club website alyc.com. The parade will take place at 1 p.m. starting off Collins Island on the west end of Balboa Island.


Grant Ginder at Laguna Beach Books

Laguna Beach Books will host Grant Ginder, award-winning author of “The People We Hate at the Wedding.” The event is at 5:30 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Suite 105, Laguna Beach.


Shrek the Musical

Performances of “Shrek the Musical” will take place 7:30 p.m. on the upper campus quad at Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo. Admission is free. For more information, visit saddleback.edu/arts/summer-theatre.


Newport Beach Concerts on the Green

Newport Beach summer Concerts on the Green will feature Flashback Heart Attack as the first concert of the series. The free concert is at 6 p.m. at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive.


Hairspray at the Laguna Beach Playhouse

The Laguna Beach Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, will present “Hairspray,” which will open 5:30 p.m. July 9. Other performances will take place 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range from $45 to $80 and are available at lagunaplayhouse.com.


Kenny Loggins and Pacific Symphony

Kenny Loggins will join the Pacific Symphony for a concert co-presented with the OC Fair at 8 p.m. in the Pacific Amphitheatre, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets range from $25 to $99. For more information, visit PacificSymphony.org.


Janelle Brown at Laguna Beach Books

Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Suite 105, Laguna Beach, will host author Janelle Brown, who will discuss her new book “Watch Me Disappear” at 6 p.m.


‘Pipeline to a Cure’

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host its 10th annual Pipeline to a Cure gala at 4:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy. The event will feature silent and live auctions, dinner, and special guests Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, Kai Lenny and Jamie Mitchell. Tickets are $500. For more information, call (714) 938-1393 or visit pipelinetoacure.com.


Free Summer Concert Series

The Summer Concert Series will hold 10 free concerts from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Drive, Irvine; Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange; Mile Square Regional Park, 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley; and Bluff Park at Sal Creek Beach, 33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point. Featured bands include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Flashback Heart Attack. For more information, visit ocparks.com.


Summer Art Series

The Summer Art Series at the Gray Matter Museum of Art, 485 E 17th St. Suite 101, Costa Mesa, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, not including July 4. The series will have different artists teaching classes such as photography, origami and watercolor. Tickets can be reserved through eventbrite.com.


June Sunset Mixer

The June Sunset Mixer will allow guests the chance to network with The Chamber of Newport Beach and the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Water Grill, 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. The mixer will include raffle prizes and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $35 for guests and free for chamber members.


The Beat Goes On

The American Coast Theater Company’s rock ‘n’ roll musical revue “The Beat Goes On” will make a stop at the Lyceum Theater in Vanguard University, 55 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. The show will run on Thursdays through Sundays. For tickets, visit ACTCtickets.com.


Gallery Hosts James Verbicky Artwork

JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, will present works from artist James Verbicky. An artist’s reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3. To RSVP, call (949) 510-5481.


Cheer Camp

The 2017 Youth Cheer & Song Clinic will give kindergarten through eighth-graders the chance to learn from Huntington Beach High School cheerleaders from 9 a.m. to noon daily at the student center in the high school campus, 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach. Interested students may sign up at hbhscheer.com.

AUG. 11

The annual Movie Nights in The Backyard at Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, will feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” with burgers, sandwiches, salads, ice cream nachos, popcorn and candy available for guests. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information visit, hotelirvine.com/movienights.

AUG. 19 AND 20

Pacific Wine and Food Classic

Celebrity chef and Food Network star Simon Majumdar as host of the Pacific Wine and Food Classic at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, visit pacificwineandfood.com.


Movie in the Park Nights

The County of Orange and OC Parks will present the first Sunset Cinema film series. The movies will run in various Orange County parks with free parking starting at 6 p.m. and the films starting around 8 p.m. Admission is free. For movie listings, visit ocparks.com.


Summer Jazz Wednesdays

Laguna Beach Live! will hold Summer Jazz Wednesdays featuring top musicians at the Rose Garden in Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. Tickets are $25 for table seating and $20 for side seating. For more information, visit lagunabeachlive.org.


BFA Fine Arts Exhibition

The 2017 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition will present paintings, drawings and sculptures by Laguna College of Art and Design’s seniors in the BFA program in Fine Arts. The works will be on display at the Palm Arts Complex in the Orange County Great Park, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free.



The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, 167 N. Atchison St., Orange, presents its three new exhibitions, “Golden Dreams: The Immigrant Vision of California,” “Out of the West,” and “Disney Production Art,” along with works from the Hilbert Museum’s permanent collection. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 516-5880 or visit hilbertmuseum.com.


Farmers’ Market

The SOCO Farmers’ Market, held at 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and features coffee and pastry shops, home decor, and fashion. For more information, visit farmermark.com/soco.

Wetlands tour

Amigos de Bolsa Chica hosts a tour of the wetlands from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of every month, departing every 15 minutes from the footbridge in the south parking lot of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. The tour is led by docents and participants will learn about the birds, endangered species, history, ecology and restoration of the wetlands. For more information, call (714) 840-1575 or email info@amigosdebolsachica.org.

Walking Club

The Newport-Mesa Walking Club offers free walks at 9 a.m. and 7 pm. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 600-0966.

Monthly Beach Cleanup

Community beach cleanups are held on the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. In Laguna Beach, the cleanup locations with supplies are Hobie Sport, Thalia Surf, El Ranchito and United Studios of Self Defense. Participants can ask for “zero trash discounts.” For more information, email Chip McDermott at Chip@ZeroTrash.org.

Hortense Miller Garden

The Hortense Miller Garden covers 2 1/2 acres of the upper slopes of Boat Canyon and features a range of plants and small themed gardens. Tours through the garden and private residence are at 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. For more information, call (949) 497-0716, ext. 6.

Preschool Stories

The Laguna Beach Public Library, 363 Glenneyre St., presents Preschool Story Time at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, followed by cookies and punch. For more information, call (949) 497-1733.

Susi Q Needle Art Guild

The Needle Art Guilt meets at the Susi Q Senior Center from 1 to 3:30 p.m. the last Friday of each month to create various items for local organizations, including Mission Hospital's oncology unit and the Friendship Shelter. All ages and levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome. In addition, a new needle art technique will be discussed each month . Yarn and monetary donations are always appreciated. This is a free activity. For more information, call (949) 497-2241.

Newland House Tour

The historic Newland House Museum, 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, offers tours from local historians who provide information about the two-story Victorian home built in 1898. The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. the first and third Saturday and Sunday of the month. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children. For information, call (714) 960-0055.

Crafty Kids Club

Huntington Beach Central Library hosts Crafty Kids Club at 2 p.m. Saturdays at the library, at 7111 Talbert Ave. Children about 5 through 9 years old are invited to enjoy stories and related crafts. Call (714) 375-5107. Press zero to speak with a librarian.

Laptime Storytime

The Huntington Beach Library presents Laptime Storytime at 9:15, 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays at 7111 Talbert Ave. for children 18 months to 3 years old. The library's Preschool Storytime for children 3 to 5 are at 10 and 11 a.m. Fridays. Call (714) 375-5107.

Bolsa Chica Walking Tour

A two-hour walking tour of the Bolsa Chica mesa and wetlands is conducted at 10 a.m. on the third Sunday of every month by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust. This docent-led tour makes five stops along the walk bridge and loop trails of the wetlands. Meet in the south reserve parking lot on Pacific Coast Highway across from Bolsa Chica State Beach. Warm clothing, comfortable shoes and binoculars are recommended. Tours are free and open to the public. Call (714) 846-1001 or go to bolsachicalandtrust.org.

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