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Around Town: Beach, Brews and BBQ headed to Newport

Glass of light beer.
Beer will be one of the main attractions at Saturday’s Beach, Brews and BBQ at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach.
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Beach, Brews and BBQ, an event benefiting the Orange County chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.

There will be samples of beer and barbecue, plus live entertainment and auctions.

Tickets are $25 to $65. For more information, visit

Sherman Library & Gardens to host author Thursday

Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar will host a free event Thursday night with author Jeffrey Copeland.


Copeland wrote “Plague in Paradise,” about a plague that swept through a community in Los Angeles in 1924.

The event will start at 7 p.m. Sherman Library is at 2647 E. Coast Hwy.

For more information, visit

Orange County’s top pilots to be featured at first OC Aviation Mixer

People can meet and greet Orange County’s top pilots during the inaugural OC Aviation Mixer on Friday in Costa Mesa.


The free event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Manclark Airway Heliport, 3132 Airway Ave.

There also will be raffles, food, drinks and music.

For more information, visit

Fountain Valley senior center holding fall dance

The Founders Village Senior and Community Center in Fountain Valley will host a fall dance for people 55 and older on Friday.

The event will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 17967 Bushard St.

Scarecrow Festival returns to Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa’s Scarecrow Festival returns this weekend to the city’s Fairview Park.

The event — originally held from 1938 to 1941 and revived in 2013 in honor of the city’s 60th anniversary — will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Goat Hill Junction railroad in the park, 2480 Placentia Ave.

For more information, visit


Event invites residents to fall for Costa Mesa’s Westside

“Fall in Love with the Westside,” an artisans market and community event, will be held in Costa Mesa on Saturday.

Festivities will feature music, crafts, entertainment, shopping and food from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Estancia High School, 2323 Placentia Ave.

H.B. Academy for the Performing Arts presents open house

The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts will hold its annual open house from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Huntington Beach High School, 1905 Main St.

The free event will include master classes, campus tours and previews of performances, including the academy’s production of “Mary Poppins,” which runs for six performances starting Saturday.

For more information, visit

Health and resources fair set in Corona del Mar

A health and resources fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar.

The event will include a free breakfast, plus vendors and a lecture on nutrition.

For more information, visit


Sugar skull lesson Saturday at Roger’s Gardens

Children can learn how to make sugar skulls on Saturday at a Day of the Dead event in Corona del Mar.

Horticulturists Suzanne Hetrick and Sarah Smith will show how to craft the holiday ornaments from 10 to 11 a.m. at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road.

The fee is $50 per child, which includes one pre-made sugar skull, colorful icing and items for decoration.

Electronics recycling and document shredding set in F.V.

A free electronics recycling and document shredding event will be held Saturday at the Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St..

Electronics will be accepted for recycling from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Documents will be collected for shredding from 9 a.m. to noon.

Walk to fight breast cancer is Sunday in Costa Mesa

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Check-in will begin at 7 a.m., with a ceremony at 8 and the 3- to 5-mile walk at 8:30.

For more information, email

Corona del Mar meet-and-greet slated for Sunday

A Corona del Mar neighborhood meet-and-greet will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy.

The festivities will include live music, a wine bar, a taco vendor, lawn games and shirt sales.

Tickets are $15. For more information, visit

State of Huntington Beach to feature mayor and other speakers

The State of Huntington Beach event will be held at 8 a.m. Monday at Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach.

The keynote speaker will be Mayor Mike Posey. Others include Kelly Miller, president and chief executive of Visit Huntington Beach, and Tim McGrath, president of Golden West College.

The event costs $40 per person and includes breakfast.

For more information, visit

45th Corona del Mar home tour slated for Tuesday

The 45th annual Corona del Mar home tour is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Eight homes will be featured on the tour. A reception will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at Le Pain Quotidien at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive. A luncheon will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy., and an afternoon reception is set for 4 to 6 p.m. at Bliss Home & Design, 3321 E. Coast Hwy.

Tickets are $80. For more information, visit

Laguna Beach concert will pay to tribute to female musicians

The Incredible Women of Song, a tribute to famed female musicians, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Montage resort, 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach.

The concert will feature vocalists Jane Monheit, Maiya Sykes and Olivia Kuper Harris honoring artists such as Natalie Cole, Peggy Lee and Aretha Franklin, backed by the seven-piece Laguna Beach Live All-Stars.

Tickets are $30 to $100. For more information, visit

Laguna Art Museum raises more than $923,000 at Centennial Ball

The Laguna Art Museum raised more than $923,000 at its recent Centennial Ball at the Festival of Arts grounds.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the museum’s exhibitions, art education and other programming.

Halloween Walk coming to Laguna Beach

The annual Halloween Walk in Laguna Beach will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Main Beach, presented by the Laguna Beach Parents Club.

Children can wear their costumes and collect candy during the walk.

For more information, visit

‘Night Under the Moon’ coming to Laguna Beach

Environmentalists will headline a “Night Under the Moon” event Oct. 24 in Laguna Beach.

The program will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ranch, 31106 S. Coast Hwy.

The evening will feature an environmental panel including Angela Sun, Dan Pingaro and Kurt Bjorkman. There also will be drinks, live music and dinner.

Tickets cost $250. For more information, visit

Save Our Youth 25th-anniversary celebration in Costa Mesa

Save Our Youth will hold a 25th-anniversary celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Met, 535 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa.

The party will include live music, food trucks, tequila tasting, beer, wine and dancing.

Tickets are $75. For more information, visit

Ghost stories coming to Huntington Beach

The Huntington Beach Central Library & Cultural Center will present an evening of ghost stories on Oct. 25.

The program will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 7111 Talbert Ave.

Craig Owens, a Los Angeles-based fine-arts photographer, historical researcher and blogger, will discuss the legends surrounding eight “haunted” Southern California hotels.

For more information, visit


2 p.m. Oct. 19: This article was updated with the item about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

11:45 a.m. Oct. 18: This article was updated with the items on the Costa Mesa Scarecrow Festival and “Fall in Love with the Westside.”

This article was originally published at 7 a.m. Oct. 18