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TODAY

A bus tour to the J. Paul Getty Museum will leave the Newport Harbor

Nautical Museum at 151 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, at 10:45 a.m. and

return at 4:30 or 5 p.m. $25, includes a no-host lunch at the museum.

Call for reservations. Ann Wattson, (949) 675-8915, Ext. 103.

THURSDAY

The Sapphire Society of Jewish National Fund will host a dinner with

guest speaker Fauzia Assifi who will speak on "Women and the Stage: Life

in Afghanistan" at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. Assifi was born and

raised in Afghanistan and is a founding member of the Afghan Women's

Assn. of Southern California. $50. Call for a reservation. Gail S. Weiss,

(714) 957-4540.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at

Mariners Elementary School, 2100 Mariners Ave., Newport Beach. (949)

722-1293.

Climber and adventure traveler Jim Wood will share his August 2001

journey to South America with wife Nikki in the program, "Exploring

Patagonia," at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library's

Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

FRIDAY

The Community Assn. Institute Orange County Chapter will host a

three-day Professional Management Development Program from Friday through

Feb. 3 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel, 900 Newport Center Drive.

(949) 380-7360.

SATURDAY

Author Chris Alexander will discuss and sign his book Creating

Extraordinary Joy, which uncovers the phenomenon of synergy, at 1 p.m. at

Borders Books, Music & Cafe at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa

Mesa. Alexander will teach how to break free from patterns of behavior

that cause hurt, guilt and fear. (714) 279-8933.

TUESDAY

A class on growing plants indoors will be offered at 9 a.m. at Sherman

Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. John Bishop,

manager of horticulture at the gardens, will discuss repotting, feeding,

watering and pest problems. $20, preregistration required. (949)

673-2261.

A free class on causes, the magnitude and treatments of lung cancer

will be given from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Hoag Cancer Center's Conference Room

A at Hoag Hospital, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. Registration required.

(949) 7-CANCER.

FEB. 7

Irvine Mayor will speak on the relationship between global issues and

the local community as part of UC Irvine's Center for Global Peace and

Conflict Studies Winter Forum from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Social Science Plaza

A, Room 110, at UC Irvine. Barbara Atwell, (949) 824-6410.

A fund-raiser for the Newport Harbor High School's Grad Night will be

held at 6:30 p.m. at Sterling BMW, 3000 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

The night features food and live and silent auctions. (949) 645-6772.

UC Irvine's third annual Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series

will continue with Persi Diaconis' presentation "Coincidence," which will

cover probability, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Social Science Plaza A, Room

1100, at UC Irvine. Diaconis is a professor of mathematics and statistics

at Stanford University. (949) 824-7372 or o7

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A free lecture given by Torsten N. Wiesel, a 1981 Nobel Laureate in

physiology or medicine who pioneered research in brain circuitry, will

speak at 8 p.m. in the Crystal Cove Auditorium at the UC Irvine Student

Center on the UC Irvine campus. $5 for parking. (949) 824-6455.

FEB. 9

Intermediate and advanced ballet students, 12 to 18 years old as of

June 30, from Costa Mesa, are invited to audition for the School of

American Ballet's Summer Course from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Jimmie DeFore

Dance Center, 151 Kalmus Ave., Suite G3, Costa Mesa. Students must

register an hour before the audition. $15. (212) 769-6600. Dance Center,

(714) 241-9908.

FEB. 13

Specific types of surgery available for lung cancer patients will be

discussed at a free class from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Hoag Cancer Center's

Conference Room A at Hoag Hospital, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach.

Registration required. (949) 7-CANCER.

Nancy Rayman, an oncology nurse specialist at Hoag Cancer Center, will

give a workshop on handling fears related to cancer diagnosis. The talk

will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Hoag Cancer Center's Conference

Room A, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. Free. No registration required.

(949) 7-CANCER.

FEB. 14

The first of four notary training sessions designed to educate

individuals about the responsibilities of a notary public will be offered

from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, 3050 Bristol St., Costa

Mesa. Future sessions will be held on March 28 at the Hilton, and Feb. 27

and March 14 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Stars, Costa

Mesa. $139 per seminar. (800) 876-6827.

FEB. 16

Orchid growers and vendors from around Southern California will

converge at the UC Irvine Arboretum for the annual Winter Orchid Show

from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Campus Drive and Jamboree Road on

the UC Irvine North Campus. $2, children 12 and younger and members of

the Friends of UCI Arboretum are free. (949) 824-5833.

FEB. 27

The Orange County Cal Alumni Club will hold its 2002 Spring Speaker

Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa

Mesa. $60, $45 for young alumni from 1991-01, $55 for Orange County Club

members. Reservations requested; Orange County Cal Alumni Club, 4200 Park

Newport, Suite 216, Newport Beach, CA 92660. (714) 641-7738.

MARCH 6

The first of three infant massage classes will be held at 11 a.m. at

the Hoag Hospital Conference Center at 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach.

Sessions are designed for newborns and infants up to 4 months old. $30

for three 1 1/2-hour sessions. Reservations required. Call (714) 532-8887

to register and (949) 760-5545 for information. Future sessions will be

March 13 and March 20.

MARCH 19

Orange Coast College's 18th annual High School Dance Day will be held

from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. More than 225

Orange County high school students and their faculty advisors are

expected to attend. (714) 432-5506.

APRIL 9

Orange Coast College's 19th annual High School Senior Day will take

place from noon to 3 p.m. in the campus quad. More than 3,500 Orange

County high school seniors are expected to attend. Each senior will

receive early registration materials for fall 2002 classes with

counseling, orientation and financial aid materials also available.

Department and campus tours will be conducted for interested students. A

free barbecue lunch also will be provided. Free. (714) 432-5725.

ONGOING

The public is invited to view a collection of photographic art of

Crystal Cove State Park by John Connell and Meriam Braselle on display

from Feb. 1 to 28 at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave.

(949) 717-3870.

Nancy Clark and Associates sponsors a weekly yoga meditation session

from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Education Center, 471 Old Newport Road,

Suite 103, Newport Beach. Free and all are welcome. (949) 631-0550.

Chiropractor Kathleen M. Campbell's office hosts free spinal care

classes at 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Fridays and 11:15 a.m.

Saturdays at 3400 Irvine Ave., Suite 114, Newport Beach. Complimentary

consultations and exams available. (949) 263-1462.

The city of Costa Mesa Recreation Division's Early Childhood Program

provides recreational activities for children ages 3 to 5 from 9 a.m. to

1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Balearic Community Center, 1975

Balearic Drive. Call for costs. (714) 754-5158.

Team Survivor Orange County hosts its "Walk and Talk," a biweekly

walking group for women who have had or have cancer. Women have the

opportunity to share their experiences and support one another. The group

meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Fridays of every month at the

Nikegoddess store in Fashion Island in Newport Beach. (949) 275-3888.

The Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve and Nature Preserve hosts

kayak tours of the Back Bay at 10 a.m. Sundays for a two-hour tour at

2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. $20. Kayaks available through

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Call for reservations. (800) 585-0747.

Artist and racer Gary Miltimore's "Hot Yachts, Ocean Racers From

Topsails to Turbos," an exhibition of 25 of his original yacht paintings

will run through March 15 at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 151 E.

Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Free. Miltimore's paintings depict the

evolution of offshore racing yachts. (949) 675-8915.

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County is forming a parenting

group that will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Jewish Family

Service, 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. The program offers

parents the opportunity to talk with other parents and a counselor about

concerns and to learn ways of successful parenting. Call for information

on fees and group enrollment. (714) 445-4950.

Women 50 and older may be part of a discussion group coordinated by

Jewish Family Services to address issues such as anxiety, depression,

relationships, loneliness and family that meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Mondays at the agency offices, 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa.

Preregistration required. (714) 445-4950.

Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library Used Book Store are asking

for patrons to donate books to replenish the dwindling stock. Books may

be left at any of the three branch libraries at Balboa, Mariners, or

Corona del Mar, or in the book closet next to the Friends Book Store at

1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. All hardcover and paperback donations,

with the exception of magazines and law books, will be accepted and are

tax deductible. (949) 759-9667.

The Braille Institute offers free computer classes to people with

fading vision who have difficulty seeing the computer screen. The Oasis

Center at 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar, offers six sessions. Call

to sign up for classes. (714) 821-5000.

Marshall's Tae Kwon Do in Costa Mesa offers free self-defense classes

to airline pilots and flight attendants. Classes are taught by three-time

U.S. National Champion Tom Marshall. Marshall's is at 333 E. 17th St.,

Suite 13, Costa Mesa. (949) 574-0122.

A spiritual care class meets at 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays at 3400 Irvine

Ave., Suite 114, Newport Beach. Call to reserve a seat. (949) 263-1462.

A brain tumor support group meets the first and third Thursdays each

month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hoag Cancer Center at Hoag Hospital, 1

Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. Free. Registration not required. The group is

designed to help patients and their families understand and cope with the

illness. (949) 574-6232.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church hosts a mental illness support group

from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays in Dierenfield Hall C at 600 St. Andrews

Road, Newport Beach. (949) 574-2236.

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County sponsors a discussion group

focusing on concerns and responsibilities of adult children and their

parents from 6 to 7 p.m. two Tuesdays a month at the Jewish Family

Service office at 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. $10 per person,

per session. Preregistration required. (714) 445-4950.

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County has a weekly parenting

support group to help parents learn strategies for successful parenting

and helping them deal with the feelings and behavior of their children.

The group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at Jewish Family Service,

250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. The group will cover topics about

managing anger, anxiety and peer pressure children experience.

Preregistration required. (714) 445-4950.

The Costa Mesa Senior Center has ballroom dancing with live music from

the Peter Van Orschott Trio on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m at

695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. $4. (949) 548-3884.

Jewish Family Service of Orange County sponsors an ongoing healing

support group for the chronically ill. The purpose is to provide

participants with emotional and spiritual support to manage illness and

its consequences. The group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Jewish Family

Service, 250 E. Baker St., Costa Mesa. Attendance is free, but

registration is required. (714) 445-4950.

**Scrabble Club No. 350 meets from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at Borders

Books, Music & Cafe at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St. in Costa Mesa.

$3. New players are welcome. (949) 206-9822.

The Coin and Stamp Club meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays at the Oasis

Senior Center. New members interested in trading, buying and selling

stamps and coins are being sought to join these informal meetings. There

are no fees required. (949) 644-3244.

Jewish Family Service offers ongoing bereavement support groups for

adults at all stages of loss. The groups share experiences, hear how

others deal with grief, receive support and learn ways to cope with

sadness and loss. One group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Beth Jacob in

Irvine. The second group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Temple Judea in

Laguna Hills. The third group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Ezra

Center in Anaheim. Free, but advance registration is required. (714)

445-4950.

Jewish Family Service of Orange County provides a support and

discussion group to assist participants in their recovery from childhood

or teenage sexual abuse. The group meets from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at

250 E. Baker St., Costa Mesa. Advance registration is required. (714)

445-4950.

A Dealing with Divorce support group is offered by Jewish Family

Service of Orange County. The group is led by an experienced counselor

and meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Jewish Federation Campus, 250 E.

Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. (714) 445-4950.

An interfaith couples support group is offered by Jewish Family

Service of Orange County. The group addresses issues faced by couples in

which one partner is Jewish and the other is not, including raising

children, observing holidays, displaying symbols in the home and

relationships with extended families. The group meets for three weekly

sessions Wednesday evenings at Jewish Family Service, 250 E. Baker St.,

Suite G, Costa Mesa. (714) 445-4950.

The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce sponsors a networking luncheon at

11:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Road, Costa Mesa. (714) 885-9090.

The Walking Club of Newport Beach meets at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at

Hospital Road and Superior Avenue. Lose the weight and have fun. (949)

650-1332.

The Sea Scouts' ship Del Mar 711 of Orange County offers a program for

boys and young men ages 14 to 18 interested in sailing, seamanship,

piloting, navigation and cruising. Meetings are from 6 to 9 p.m.

Wednesdays at the Sea Scouts Sea Base, 1931 W. Coast Highway, Newport

Beach. (949) 642-6301 or (949) 551-8591.

Oasis Senior Center offers ongoing assistance, counseling and referral

services for seniors. (949) 644-3244.

The Costa Mesa Senior Citizen Square and Round Dance Club seeks

experienced dancers to join its group from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the

Costa Mesa Senior Center, 19th Street and Pomona Avenue, Costa Mesa.

(714) 545-5669.

A free support group for cancer patients meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays,

and a support group for people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome

meets from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Institute for Holistic

Treatment and Research, 4019 Westerly Place, Suite 100, Newport Beach.

(949) 251-8700.

Arthritis Foundation instructor Hillary Stone leads an exercise class

at 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Jewish Senior Center, 250 E. Baker St., Costa

Mesa. (714) 513-5641.

Nightly meetings are offered in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach for

anyone who wants to overcome nicotine addiction. Schedule or (714)

774-9106 or (800) 642-0666.

The Newport Sports Collection Foundation, a nonprofit organization,

operates a free museum at 620 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The

museum, which has one of the world's largest collections of sports

memorabilia, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. (949) 721-9333.

The Hoag Cancer Center sponsors two tai chi classes taught by Victor

Armand: a session for intermediate- to advanced-level students from 10:30

to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays for people with cancer and their families. A

beginner session meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays. The classes are

designed to reduce stress, increase longevity and promote a sense of

well-being with basic, easy-to-learn, non-strenuous movements to aid in

balance and concentration. No registration is required. The center is at

4000 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Free. (949) 722-6237.

Oasis Senior Center offers a daily telephone contact program for

seniors who have a limited local support system. (949) 644-3244.

The Costa Mesa Communicators Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1

p.m. Wednesdays at the Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus

Drive, Costa Mesa. Meetings are open to anyone who wants to improve his

or her public speaking skills. (714) 444-8783.

The Newport Beach Distinguished Toastmasters Club 1300 meets from 7 to

9 p.m. Tuesdays in Sgt. Pepperoni's meeting room, 2300 Bristol St.,

Newport Beach. Call to make reservations. (949) 646-1274.

Mesa Messengers Toastmasters Club 691 in Costa Mesa meets at 7 p.m.

Tuesdays at Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 W. Baker St., Costa

Mesa. (714) 540-4446.

Blue Flame Toastmasters Club 2717 meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the

Village Farmer, South Coast Plaza Village, 1651 Sunflower Ave., Costa

Mesa. The meeting is free for first-time visitors. (949) 855-4308.

Toastmasters Club 231 meets at 7 a.m. Mondays at the Irvine Co., 1800S

Newport Center, Newport Beach. (949) 733-2209.

Harborlite Toastmasters Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Bahia

Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. (949)

293-4630.

Lido Isle Toastmasters meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the

Glendale Federal Bank Community Room, 100 Newport Center Drive, Fashion

Island, Newport Beach. (714) 964-5314.

The Oasis Senior Center offers transport to take members to

appointments and grocery shopping. The shuttle takes members to the

center. Call to make an appointment. (949) 644-3244.

Tutoring is available for people interested in reading English but who

could use the help. Hourly rates and times are negotiable. (949)

851-1739.

Oasis Senior Center offers visual aid screenings with a Braille

Institute representative by appointment. (949) 644-3244.

Essential Weight Management offers interactive and proactive weight

loss groups. Learn behavior modification and other techniques to control

your weight. The cost is $20. Groups meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays

and Thursdays at 369 San Miguel Drive, Suite 350, Newport Beach. (949)

718-9848.

The Hope Institute, a center for recovery and family education, offers

a women's support group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 2900 Bristol St.,

C-206, Costa Mesa. (714) 432-0020.

Oasis Senior Center has a walking group called Walkers Not Rockers

that meets once a week to enjoy scenic walks in and around the Newport

Beach area. (949) 644-3244.

Women Helping Women offers a free peer support group for women in

transition from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 6:45 to

7:45 a.m. Monday through Friday in Room 3 at the Oasis Senior Center, 800

Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. (949) 644-3244.

The Hoag Cancer Center offers a free yoga class from 10:45 to 11:45

a.m. Tuesday at 4000 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. (949) 722-6237.

Body Design and United Studios of Self-Defense offers kick-boxing

classes from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 1000

W. Coast Highway, Suite C, Newport Beach. $8 per class. (949) 722-0526.

The Alzheimer's Assn. and Grief Support Group of Newport Villa

West/Villa Rosa co-sponsors a free support group meeting for caregivers

at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month through October at Newport

Villa West Assisted Living, 393 Hospital Road, Newport Beach. (949)

631-3555.

The Alzheimer's Assn. and Mesa Terrace, a residential community for

people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, offers a free

support group for caregivers at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month

at Mesa Terrace, 350 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa. (714) 283-1111.

Rebecca Lewis leads an animal bereavement group that specializes in

the needs of people who have sick or dying pets. It meets at 3 p.m.

Tuesdays at 3101 W. Coast Highway, Suite 311, Newport Beach. The cost is

a donation to an animal charity of the attendee's choice. Call to make a

reservation. (949) 721-5750.

Another Passage, a transitional support group for people experiencing

changes in their lives, meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 3 at

the Oasis Senior Center, 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. (949)

644-3244.

Oasis Senior Center conducts blood pressure screenings from 9 to 11

a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in Room 3 at 800

Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Screening is also available from 12:30

to 1:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Mariners Library,

Dover Street at Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach. (949) 644-3244.

The Newport Beach Psychological Assn. offers a body image and moderate

eating support group at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 3101 W. Coast Highway, Suite

311, Newport Beach. (949) 721-5750.

A support group for those with brain tumors meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Hoag Cancer Center,

4000 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Free. (949) 722-6237.

A breast cancer support group meets from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at

the Hoag Cancer Center, 4000 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Free. (949)

722-6237.

Free professional consultation for makeup, wigs, etc. is available for

cancer patients by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at

the Hoag Cancer Center, 4000 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. (949)

722-6237.

The Oasis Senior Center offers a Braille class to help with sight loss

from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays in Room 4 at 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona

del Mar. (949) 644-3244.

A free cancer support group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth

Tuesday of each month at the Hoag Cancer Center, 4000 W. Coast Highway,

Newport Beach. (949) 722-6237.

The Jewish Senior Center offers card games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

every third Tuesday. A kosher lunch is offered at noon for $3 per person.

(714) 513-5641.

The Newport Beach Psychological Assn. offers a coed support group at 7

p.m. Thursdays at 3101 W. Coast Highway, Suite 311, Newport Beach. The

support group requires free prepossessed for those who want to join.

(949) 722-4588.

The Healing Connection offers a coed relationship group at 7 p.m.

Wednesdays at 4425 Jamboree Road, Suite 180-A, Newport Beach. (949)

261-8003.

The Consumer Business Network meets at 7 a.m. Fridays in the mezzanine

at Newport Gateway, 19800 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Reservations:

(714) 550-4785.

A free lecture about divorce mediation, an alternative to the

traditional two-attorney divorce, is offered the third Thursday of each

month with attorney Alicia D. Taylor and psychologist Lee H. Solow. Space

is limited and reservations are required. (949) 955-2575.

Revise your lifetime documents regarding durable power of attorney

through the Oasis Senior Center for $1 each. Call to make an appointment.

(949) 644-3244.

The National Dyslexia Research Foundation sponsors weekly adult

attention deficit disorder support groups at its office, 833 Dover Drive,

Suite 27, Newport Beach. $5 per session. (949) 642-7303.

Oasis Senior Center offers preventive health care services for seniors

on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the center's Room HS-3, 800

Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Call to make an appointment. (949)

644-3244.

Facing Forward, a support group for family members of recently

deceased cancer patients, meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:30

p.m. Mondays at the Hoag Cancer Center, 4000 W. Coast Highway, Newport

Beach. Free. (949) 722-6237.

Costa Mesa Fire Department Explorers Post 400 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays

at various fire stations. Membership is open to anyone between 16 and 21

years old. (714) 754-5141 or (714) 754-5106.

Maxine Cohen, a marriage and family therapist, sponsors an anonymous

help line for individuals with relationship problems. She is available

for free consultation from noon to 1 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. (949)

759-0357.

Seniors and low-income families in the Costa Mesa-Newport Beach area

can obtain free USDA surplus food from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second

Friday of each month in the rear parking lot at the Church of Christ, 740

W. Wilson St., Costa Mesa. Picture identification is required. (949)

650-8236.

Hoag Cancer Center will host a lecture series on the Modern Management

of Brain Tumors at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Hoag

Cancer Center Auditorium, 4000 Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Free. (949) 574-6232.

The Thursday Morning Club presents an entertainment luncheon the

second Thursday of each month at Balboa Bay Club, 1221 W. Coast Highway,

Newport Beach. Other activities include golf and bridge. Free newsletter

available. (714) 546-2244.

A support group for women with gynecologic cancer meets from 9:30 to

11 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Hoag Cancer

Center, 4000 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Free. (949) 722-6237.

Mesa Emergency Service Amateur Communication offers the opportunity

for ham radio operators to participate in Costa Mesa's Radio Amateur

Civil Emergency Service organization. Weekly nets are held at 7:20 p.m.

on 147.060 MHz. Monthly meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth

Wednesday of each month at the Costa Mesa Police Department. (714)

754-7045.

Oasis Senior Center offers a counselor to assist with questions about

Medicare, HMOs and supplemental and long-term care insurance. Call to

make an appointment. (949) 644-3244.

Incest Anonymous, for female victims of sexual abuse and rape, their

friends and their relatives, meets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 760

Victoria St., Costa Mesa. Free. (949) 859-3918.

The Jaycees, affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce, are

professionals between 21 and 39 who get together for community service,

business networking and socializing. Meetings are held the second and

fourth Thursdays of each month. (949) 451-2178.

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation will start a new chapter in the area.

The foundation will offer financial and emotional support and other free

services to families who have children affected by cerebral palsy. (800)

967-3341.

Oasis Senior Center has a comprehensive medical library that can be

used to research any medical question. (949) 644-3244.

Michael Harms, a Corona del Mar attorney and certified public

accountant, will present a free one-hour consultation on living trusts at

your home or his office, 2660 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. (949)

644-5801.

A continuous e-mail discussion and support group for victims of the

infectious brain disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is available at o7

members.aol.com/larmstr853/cjdvoice/cjdvoice.htm.f7

The Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach-Corona del Mar meets at noon

Thursdays at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona

del Mar. (949) 852-1148.

Oasis Senior Center offers a half-hour of free legal consultation.

Call for an appointment. (949) 644-3244.

Monthly workshops for people with cancer and their relatives are

offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Hoag

Cancer Center in Newport Beach. (949) 760-5542.

A support group for young lupus patients meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the

second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in Newport Beach. (714)

536-1734.

A workshop for people with lymphedema meets from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the

first Tuesday of each month in the auditorium at Hoag Cancer Center in

Newport Beach. (949) 760-5542.

Oasis Senior Center offers a meal program for members. Lunch is served

daily from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the multipurpose room at 800

Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Home-delivered meals are available for

homebound seniors. Reservations are required. (949) 644-3244.

Expanded Awareness Seminars presents a weekly meditation session at 8

p.m. Wednesdays at the Hub of Newport Mesa, 230 E. 17th St., Suite 218.

Suggested donation is $10. (949) 646-1128.

The Newport Beach Psychological Assn. presents a men's support group

at 4 p.m. Fridays. $25 per session. (949) 722-4588.

The Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Orange County provides education

and emotional support for families with loved ones who are mentally ill.

A free support group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every other Saturday at

the Orange County Mental Health Clinic, 3115 Red Hill Ave., Costa Mesa.

(714) 850-8463.

Oasis Senior Center offers rental of medical equipment, from

wheelchairs to walkers and more. (949) 644-3244.

Jewish Family Service of Orange County is sponsoring a Jewish healing

support group for people experiencing chronic illness. The purpose of the

group is to provide participants with emotional and spiritual support to

manage illness and its consequences. The group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays

at Jewish Family Service, 250 East Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. The

support group is free, but advance registration is required. (714)

445-4950.

Classes for mature adults in the Harris Method of Body Conditioning

are offered at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Chain Reaction,

3928 Campus Drive, Newport Beach. Admission to the first class is free

and will cost $10 per class or $80 for 10 classes thereafter. (949)

588-2427.

The Costa Mesa Senior Center offers preventive health care services

for seniors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

every other Tuesday, at 695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Call to make an

appointment. (949) 645-2356.

Step-Teen, a seven-week workshop for parents of teenagers, is

available for Orange County parents. Learn to encourage teens, resolve

conflicts, increase communication and enhance The Costa Mesa Senior

Center offers counseling, assistance and referral services for seniors,

695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. (949) 645-2356.

Nicotine Anonymous fellowship wants to help men and women who smoke to

quit and remain smoke-free at local evening meetings. (949) 650-2713.

The Costa Mesa Historical Society holds a free open house from 11 a.m.

to 3 p.m. Thursdays at 1870 Anaheim Ave., Costa Mesa. The event features

memorabilia from the city of Costa Mesa and the Santa Ana Army Air Base.

(949) 631-5918.

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at St. John's

Episcopal Church, 183 E. Bay St., Costa Mesa. (714) 953-0900.

Oasis Senior Center offers a Parkinson's disease support group from 7

to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at 800 Marguerite Ave.,

Corona del Mar. (949) 644-3244.

The Center for Expressive Therapy offers a parent-teen group held

simultaneously at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The facilitator will coach and

teach members to change behaviors causing conflict, 2900 Bristol St.,

Building D-103, Costa Mesa. (714) 432-7546.

The Thursday Morning Women's Club holds a luncheon with professional

entertainment at 10:30 a.m. the second Thursday of every month at the

Newport Beach Country Club. (714) 546-2244.

The Yoga Place offers a prenatal and postnatal yoga class from 3 to

4:30 p.m. Thursdays. New classes begin on the first of the month. (949)

642-7400.

The Costa Mesa Senior Center offers transportation services for

medical-related appointments. Call at least one week in advance. All

other transportation needs -- such as grocery shopping, library visits or

rides to and from the center -- may be reserved between 8 and 8:30 a.m.

the same day service is needed. (949) 645-2356.

The Hoag Cancer Center offers "Man to Man," a free prostate cancer

discussion group, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month

at the center auditorium, 1 Hoag Drive, Building 41, Newport Beach. (949)

722-6237.

The Center for Expressive Therapy offers a women's group at 6 p.m.

Thursdays that explores issues related to one's purpose in life and

provides exercises to change beliefs and behaviors counterproductive to

life and relationships, 2900 Bristol St., Building D-103, Costa Mesa.

(714) 432-7456.

This Little Piggy will host all day projects and treats for kids of

all ages the first Wednesday of each month at 929 Newport Center Drive,

Newport Beach. Free.(949) 718-0533.

The Newport Beach Tennis Club, which meets from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays,

is accepting new intermediate members for free. Players meet at the

intersection of Superior Avenue and Hospital Road. Free. (949) 650-1332.

Green Systems International hosts an orchid sale on the first Saturday

of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with flower seminars at 10 a.m. and

2 p.m. at the group's nursery, 20362 Birch St., Newport beach. Free.

(949) 756-1211.

The Braille Institute is offering free one-on-one classes for people

with low vision who are interested in learning the computer text

enlargement program Zoomtext. A minimum of six sessions are offered at

the Oasis Senior Center, 800 Maguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Free.

Information: (714) 821-5000.

The golf section of the Thursday Morning Women's Club, which meets

Tuesday mornings in the Newport Beach area, is looking for new members.

(714) 546-2244.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church sponsors a monthly Career Networking

Resource for unemployed individuals on the last Thursday of the month in

the church at 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. Free. (949) 574-2239

or (949) 631-2880.

The Southern California Plein Air Painters Assn. is holding its

Premier Group Show through June 23 at Debra Huse Studio Gallery, 229

Balboa Ave., Suite E, Balboa Island. (949) 723-6171.

Scrabble Club 350 meets the first of every month for a seven-game,

full-day tournament, with cash and prizes, at the Newport Dunes RV

Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. $35. (949) 206-9822.

Orange County Sierra Singles meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of

every month at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa

Mesa. Free. (714) 847-4330.

A series of kids' and teens' online classes will be offered this

summer by Orange Coast College's Community Education Office. Each course

is $49. Subject to be taught will include reading and writing, history,

science, math, animals, stamp collecting, astronomy and native plants of

California. Registration is underway in OCC's Education Office. Orange

Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road. (714) 432-5880.

The Costa Mesa MOMS Club -- Moms Offering Moms Support -- meets at

different parks in Costa Mesa on Fridays. The group is made up of

stay-at-home mothers or mothers who work part-time and their children.

$30 per year. Call for this week's location. (714) 556-1783.

The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts weekly Wednesday Networkers

Luncheon Meetings from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Costa Mesa Country Club,

1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. $13, visitors welcome. (714)

885-9090.

The city of Costa Mesa Recreation Division will host its mobile skate

park -- recreational programs for skateboarders and in-line skaters --

from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays at TeWinkle Park, 970 Arlington Drive;

Fridays at Balearic Community Center, 1975 Balearic Drive; 1 p.m. to 7

p.m. Wednesdays at Wakeham Park; 3400 Smalley St. during August. Free.

Waiver forms must be completed and full safety equipment required. Rob

Waite, (714) 327-7560.

The Costa Mesa Senior Center hosts ballroom dancing with live music

from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. $4,

refreshments provided. (949) 548-3884.

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County offers a support group for

younger women that meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the agency's office at 250

E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. Marcy Middler, (714) 445-4950.

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County offers a women's divorce

and separation support group that meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the

Jewish Federation Campus, 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. (714)

445-4950.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church hosts a weekly Men's Fellowship

Breakfast at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the church in Dierenfield Hall, 600 St.

Andrews Road, Newport Beach. The breakfast costs $2.50, no reservations

are needed, and men of the church and community are invited. (949)

574-2239.

Comfort Zone, a support group for people living with a mental illness,

meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the 275 Medical Building, first-floor

conference room, 275 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. Free. (949) 548-7274.

The Costa Mesa Senior Center hosts ballroom dancing with live music

from the Peter Van Orschott Trio from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the

center, 695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. $4. (949) 548-3884.

The breakfast referral networking group will meet every Wednesday from

7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at Mimi's Cafe. Call Angie Stafford for reservations

and information, (949) 474-2225.

Hoag Hospital holds support meetings called "Naturally Sweet" for

sufferers of diabetes every Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m.

Free and no reservation are required. Heidi Woodring, (949) 760-2065.

The Newport-Mesa cribbage club meets on the second and fourth

Wednesdays of the month at 6:45 p.m. at the Oasis Senior Center, Room 6,

800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. $2. (949) 646-5293.

The Pacific Business Xchange has weekly breakfast meetings at 7 a.m.

Tuesdays at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Free

for the initial meeting. (949) 640-0588.

The Costa Mesa Senior Center offers a Widows-Widowers Support Group

from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at 695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. (949)

645-2356.

Jewish Family Service of Orange County offers a divorce support group

Tuesday evenings at 6. The group is at the Jewish Federation Campus, 250

E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. (714) 445-4950.

Oasis Senior Center has an Adventurous Walkers Group that travels to

points of interest locally and around the county. The groups meets at 9

a.m. Fridays at the center and walks at a leisurely pace. The center is

at 1800 Marguerite Ave., Newport Beach. (949) 644-3244.

Chain Reaction offers body-conditioning classes for all fitness levels

at 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Chain Reaction is at 3928

Campus Drive, Newport Beach. $10 each class. (949) 588-2427.

A women's therapy support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at 1151

Dove St., Suite 105, Newport Beach. (949) 261-8003.

A coed therapy support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 1151

Dove St., Suite 105, Newport Beach. (949) 261-8003.

The Jewish Community Center Senior Services Department of the Ruth M.

Kahn Center offers opportunities for game players. A poker group meets 11

a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, a mah-jongg group meets from 11 a.m. to 3:30

p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Bingo, pan and chess players are also needed

for game days to be formed soon. (714) 755-0340, Ext. 260.

The Health Dynamics Center holds an "Ultimate Health Workshop" at 7

p.m. Wednesdays. The free event includes a vegetarian dinner. The center

is at 2901 W. Coast Highway, Suite 380, Newport Beach. (949) 645-7111.

The Jewish Family Service Center has support group meetings at 7 p.m.

Tuesdays for people experiencing a divorce. The group meets at the Jewish

Family Service Center, 250 Baker St., Suite G., Costa Mesa. (714)

445-4950.

The Oasis Senior Center provides blood pressure screening twice a

month, between 9 and 11 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday. Volunteer

nurses are needed. The center is at 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar,

(949) 644-3244.

A women's support group is hosted by the Jewish Family Service of

Orange County at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the agency office, 250 E. Baker

St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. Free. (714) 445-4950.

The Upper Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends meet on the second

Saturday of every month at the corner of Eastbluff and Back Bay drives.

Walking tours leave every 15 minutes, starting at 9 a.m. through 10:15

a.m. Free. (714) 973-6820.

The Newport Coast chapter of the Ali Lassen's Leads Club, an

international group for business referrals, meets at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Mimi's Cafe, 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. (800) 767-7337.

The Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club meets at 1 p.m. weekdays and 10

a.m. Saturdays at the corner of Crown Drive and San Joaquin Road. (949)

640-6049.

The Newport Beach Walking Club meets at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday

through Saturday, and at 7 p.m. Sunday. Walkers should meet at the

intersection of Hospital Road and Superior Avenue. Free. (949) 650-1332.

Reverse Mortgage Network sponsors a question-and-answer session for

seniors 62 and older at 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Bayside Village, 300 E.

Coast Highway, Newport Beach. (949) 723-0233.

Eastbluff Elementary School PTA meets on the third Tuesday of each

month alternating with start times of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Meeting dates and

times are posted in the school office, 2627 Vista del Oro, Newport Beach.

(949) 515-5920.

A women's therapy support group meets to discuss relationship issues

at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 1151 Dove St., Suite 105, Newport Beach. (949)

261-8003.

Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library Used Book Store needs to

replenish its book stock. Patrons are urged to bring in unwanted books.

With the exception of law books or magazines, all donations -- hardcover

and paperback -- are welcome and are tax-deductible. Books may be left at

any of the three branch libraries: Balboa, Mariners or Corona del Mar.

They also may be dropped off in the special book closet next to the store

at 1000 Avocado Ave. (949) 759-9667.

The Newport Beach Newcomers Club meets at 10 a.m. the third Wednesday

of each month at different homes. The group of about 100 women go on the

road and play golf, tennis, bridge and more. The group also holds several

evening parties. (949) 854-4501.

Jewish Family Service of Orange County sponsors a discussion group

focusing on issues, concerns and responsibilities of adult children

caring for their elderly parents at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 250 E. Baker

St., Costa Mesa. The purpose of the group is to help children and other

concerned relatives identify problems and issues and develop appropriate

solutions. $30. (714) 445-4950.

The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce holds networking luncheon meetings

from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701

Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. Visitors are welcome. $13. (714) 885-9090.

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