Community & Clubs: Casino night fundraiser will get 'wild'

Harbor Mesa Lions will hold their annual "Wild West Casino Night" fundraiser on Friday at the Neighborhood Community Center in Costa Mesa.

The evening includes a chuck wagon buffet dinner, country and western dancing, silent auction and gaming tables. Prizes of theme baskets put together by members will be given out to winners and a local deejay will provide entertainment.

This event raises funds that will be donated to local organizations who help those in need in our community. To find out more information about Harbor Mesa Lions, visit


Movie benefit features Anonymous

The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will hold its 21st annual Movie Screening benefit on the evening of Oct. 27 at the Lido Theater. The movie "Anonymous" will be shown the night before the movie is released to the general public. The movie is a political thriller advancing the theory that Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, penned Shakespeare's plays.

The evening will begin with a food festival at 5:30 p.m., followed by the movie showing at 7 p.m. Tickets prices have been lowered to $60 per person, and includes food and the movie. VIP tickets are $90 and include preferred seating and free parking.

All ticket holders receive a T-shirt, unlimited food sampling from sponsoring restaurants, admission to the movie and the warm knowledge that your donation helps prevent child abuse, according to club President Bob Wood.

For more information on tickets and the event, visit or mail your check payable to "CA/NV Exchange Charitable Foundation" to P.O. Box 1022, Newport Beach, CA 92659.


Rotary vocational service project

At a recent meeting, Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary member Patricia Bintliff reported on a women's workshop that the club is doing with the Salvation Army. There are eight very special women in the program.

Rotarians John Hedlund, Paul Ingvaldsen and Bill Robbins were the coaches on the first Saturday of the eight-week program. Two Rotarians will work with each of the subsequent sessions at the Salvation Army Women's Facility in Anaheim.

Workshop sessions include "Creating the Master Application," "Elevator Speeches," "Interviewing Skills and Business Etiquette."


Thought for the Day

"Realize that there are not hopeless situations; there are only people who take hopeless attitudes."

— Norman Vincent Peale



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.

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

6 p.m.: The 57-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by a high school history teacher in Riverside who has created a project that has his students interview World War II veterans and compile oral histories. He has now expanded his project to include conflicts all the way up to Iraq and Afghanistan.



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 for a program by Dr. Sammy Lee. 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



7:15 a.m.: The 58-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at Five Crowns Restaurant, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, for a program by Father Henry Simaro, Mt. Olive of the Academy, Kenya. For more information, go to

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