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Community & Clubs: Interfaith Hunger Walk set to meander through Upper Newport Bay

The 23rd annual Interfaith Hunger Walk steps off at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 from Our Lady Queen of Angels School, at Jamboree Road and East Bluff Drive in Newport Beach. Hundreds of walkers from different faiths, age groups and walks of life will walk along the beautiful Upper Newport Bay, according to Bob Johnston, the lead organizer. There will be live music, games, food, drinks and prizes awarded at the end of the 4K/7K walk.

A quarter of the proceeds from the walk will benefit local organizations, including Share Our Selves Jewish Family Services, O.C. Interfaith Shelter, Catholic Worker and Stand Up For Kids. Crop Walker can designate their gifts to other approved international hunger-fighting agencies such as the American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee, CARE, Lutheran World Relief, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, World Relief and other agencies.

High school students can receive community service hours for participating in the walk. You can download walk materials or make a donation at For more information, contact Johnston at



The Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St., is sponsoring a magic show on Saturday, Oct. 22, featuring Nolan the Magician, dinner and a fundraiser. Tickets, which cost $25 each, include dinner and the show, and can be purchased at the center. Call (949) 645-2356, for more information about obtaining tickets. The web address is

Interfaith lunch

Resources for the Elderly will be the topic of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 , at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dover Drive and 16th Street, Newport Beach.

The event is open to the public as well clergy and leaders of area faith communities, according to Rev. Julie Elkins, Council president and pastor at First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa.


The lunch costs $10 with a reservation and $15 without one. Please respond by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, by emailing, or calling (714) 921-8665.

Shakespearean theory

The 21st annual Movie Screening benefit on Oct. 27 at the Lido Theater, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor, will feature “Anonymous,” a political thriller advancing the theory that Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, in fact penned Shakespeare’s plays.

The food portion begins at 5:30 p.m., according to Club President Bob Wood and the movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Tickets, at $60 each, covers food and the movie. VIP tickets are $90, and includes preferred seating and free parking.

Donations will go toward helping to prevent child abuse. For more information on tickets and the event, visit or mail your check (to the order of CA/NV Exchange Charitable Foundation) to P.O. Box 1022, Newport Beach, CA 92659.


You are invited to attend a service club meeting this coming week to learn more about opportunities for service. Most clubs will buy your first meal for you as you get acquainted with them.



Noon: The Exchange Club of Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar, for a business meeting

6 p.m.: The 55-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Melvyn L. Sterling, M.D., clinical professor of medicine at UC Irvine. Dr. Sterling will talking about “The Future of Healthcare.”

6:15 p.m.: The 10-member Rotary Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Ramada Inn & Suites, 1680 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa. Visit


7 a.m.: The 20-member Costa Mesa Orange Coast Lions Club meets at Mimi’s Café, Newport and Harbor boulevards, Costa Mesa.

Noon: The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach-Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. For more information, visit .

The 95-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club,1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar for a business meeting. For more information, visit

The 40-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Golf and Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit .


The 55-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine. Visit

The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Golf and Country Club.


7:15 a.m.: The 55 member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at Five Crowns Restaurant, Corona del Mar for a program by RYLA Students and Anglican Bishop of South Africa. For more information .

4 p.m.: The Harbor Mesa Lions club will be dining for dollars at the Newport Rib Co., 2196 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. From 4 p.m. to later that night, part of the cost of meals purchased by Lions club members and their friends will benefit Lions Charities. No reservations necessary. Just say you are with the Lions.

COMMUNITY & CLUBS is published twice monthly on Wednesdays. Send your service club’s meeting information by e-mail to