United Nations Assn.
The Orange County chapter of the United Nations Assn. hosts guest speaker professor Jim Stanbery of Harbor College at the Irvine Heritage Library, 14361 Yale Ave., Irvine. His presentation is titled "Why the U.N. is Important Now More than Ever" and starts at 11 a.m., with refreshments at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (949) 733-3439.
The American Assn. of University Women's Newport-Mesa-Irvine branch is having its annual installation luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the North Bluff Club House, 2490 Vista del Oro, Newport Beach. Donna Lilly will be talking about an initiative to promote equal pay for girls and women. The lunch is $15. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 717-7745.
Summer Reading Program
The Newport Beach Public Library begins the summer reading program at all its branches. The day includes face painting for children, drawings, registration for the programs and more information on the summer series. The program runs through Aug. 12. For more information about the kick-off day, call (949) 717-3800 ext. 2 or visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. Guests are welcome and childcare is available. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
Understanding Grandparent Rights
Advocates for Grandparent-Grandchild Connection presents the Understanding Grandparent Rights event, which is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. Guest speakers include Marian Bergeson, Lillian Carson, Sheryl Edgar, Jeff Stivers and Scott Paulsen. Tickets are $25 and the event includes desserts and coffee from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a silent auction and more. For more information, call (949) 640-0399 or visit http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org.
Art in the Park
The Newport Beach Arts Foundation presents its seventh annual Art in the Park Festival, which is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mariners Park, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Fine art and handcrafted items will be sold at the event, which showcases more than 100 artists from across Southern California. For more information, call (949) 645-1203.
The hit musical "Mamma Mia!," based on songs by ABBA, returns to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The shows are at Segerstrom Hall and tickets start at $23.75. For more information, call (714) 556-2787.
'The California Years'
Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., presents a photo exhibit by renowned photographer Jerry Muller. The exhibit, "The California Years: The 1960s and Beyond," is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (949) 540-5681.
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Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions (scape), 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, hosts "Sea Level," featuring new paintings by Danny Galieote. Other artists included are James David Thomas, Wolfgang Bloch and Brad Howe. For gallery hours and more information, call (949) 723-3406.
Church Car Wash
A car wash to help a church youth group's mission to aid a Shoshone reservation in Idaho starts at 11 a.m. at the Mesa Verde United Methodist church, 1701 Baker St., Costa Mesa. The church is asking for $5 donations or $7 to clean larger vehicles. There will also be a drawing. For more information, call (714) 979-8234.
Golf Autism Benefit
National Hockey League players and others will be participating in the Getzlaf Golf Shootout at the Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast. The event starts at 9 a.m. There is also a reception, dinner and auction Saturday at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The event benefits Talk About Curing Autism and is named afterAnaheim Ducks playerRyan Getzlaf. For more information and to register, visit http://www.getzlafgolf.com.
Baroque Music Festival
The Baroque Music Festival in Corona del Mar marks its 31st season with "Handel in Italy," a gala concert featuring choral and instrumental music. Violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock highlights the list of performers. The show starts at 4 p.m. at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive. Tickets are $35 to $105. For more information, visit http://www.bmf-cdm.org.