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well as a phone number.
A two-hour walking tour of the Back Bay will be given by a trained
naturalist beginning at 9 a.m. There is no cost. No reservations are
needed. Information: (949) 923-2269.
The Costa Mesa Bark Park's eighth annual Bath'Stille Day Dog Wash
and Vendor Fair is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at TeWinkle Park,
Arlington Street and Newport Avenue, Costa Mesa. Washes are $12 for
shorthaired dogs and $18 for longhaired dogs. Portrait opportunities
and dog merchandise will also be available. Information: (949)
An adults-only hike, the Trail of Beauty, will be held from 10 to
11:30 a.m. at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport
Beach. Inspirational quotes are placed along the trail. The cost is
$2. Information: (949) 645-8489.
A free seminar by Amanda Womble and Oshadhi Products, "Essential
Oils and Aromatherapy," runs from 11 a.m. to noon at the patio cafe
at Mother's, 225 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Reservations are required.
Information: (949) 631-4741.
A GUCCI eyewear trunk show
will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at l.a. Eyeworks at South Coast
Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Ste. 2520, Costa Mesa. Open cases will
showcase the Gucci eyewear collection, concepts, color palettes and
designs for the season. Information: (714) 957-8255.
Plein air painting for kids will teach the joy of painting under
the instruction of artists and educators from the Southern California
Plein Air Painters Assn. Work produced will be displayed at the
SoCalPapa Art Show in October. The cost is $5 per child (materials
included), and registration is required. Call for ages and times.
Information: (949) 923-2275.
An Orange Coast College women's class, "Cruising for Women," will
be held today, Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 at OCC's Sailing Center in Newport
Beach, 1801 W. Coast Highway. Coast Guard-licensed women sailors will
teach the class sailing terminology, safety, docking, steering and
more. The cost is $225. Information: (949) 645-9412.
Author John DePuy will discuss and sign his new book, "Building
Business in the 21st century," at 2 p.m. at Borders, 1890 Newport
Blvd., Costa Mesa. Information: (949) 631-8661.
The Lab is presenting a "Pet-a-Porter" pet runway fashion show.
Participants can enter their pets into various categories including:
best costume, most fashionable, and the owner-pet look-alike contest.
The show runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.
Information: (714) 966-6661.
Merrily Kutner will read story time and sign her book, "Down on
the Farm," at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Metro Pointe, 901 South Coast
Drive, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 444-0226.
Corona del Mar High School's Class of 1984 will celebrate its 20th
high school reunion from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe, 451
Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Information: (949) 640-8844.
Former "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson will sign her new novel,
"Star," at 2 p.m. at Book Soup South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St.,
Ste. 2400, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 689-2665.
Costa Mesa High School's Class of 1974 will celebrate its 30th
high school reunion from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel,
17941 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. Information: (949) 863-1999.