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646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4298. Include the time, date and

location of the event, as well as a contact phone number.

TODAY

A Cheerleader Summer Day Camp for kids 5 to 13 is held from 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. through Aug. 13 at the Costa Mesa High School gym entrance,

2650 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The cost is $140, or $40 per day.

Call for sibling discounts. Information: (949) 646-1337.

"Storytime with Miss Kathy" begins at 10 a.m. at Borders, 1890

Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. Information: (949) 631-8661.

Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship is

offering a noncredit "Introduction to Shields" sailing class from 5

to 8:15 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays until Aug. 18. The course is

held at OCC's Sailing Center, 1801 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Newport

Beach. Students will learn seamanship skills, docking, knots and

more. Registration is $129. Information: (949) 645-9412.

TUESDAY

A blood drive is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Theodore Robins

Ford, 2060 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. All donors will receive a free

T-shirt. To schedule an appointment, call (949) 642-0010.

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.

The fifth annual Costa Mesa Concerts in the Park series is held at

6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Fairview Park, 2525 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa.

Classic rock band "The Answer" will perform. The Friends of Fairview

Park Committee will host a "Park-O-Rama" event at 5:30 p.m.,

featuring kite and glider plane demonstrations, train rides and more.

Information: (714) 754-5300.

Clinical nutritionist Judith Todero will present a free seminar,

"The Energy Answer: How to Get It, How to Keep It," from 6:30 to 7:30

p.m. at the patio cafe at Mother's, 225 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa.

Reservations are required. Information: (949) 631-4741.

WEDNESDAY

Sherman Library and Gardens will hold a floral design for formal

dining using roses course beginning at 9 a.m. The class is being held

at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, and costs $45 ($40 for

"Friends"). Information: (949) 673-2261, http://www.slgardens.org.

Brown Bag Musicales: Oasis Ukulele Players" will perform from noon

to 1 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Pacific

View Drive and Marguerite Avenue, Corona del Mar. Information: (949)

644-0463.

The California Retired Teachers Assn., Harbor Division #77, will

hold a meeting for members and prospective members at 12:30 p.m. at

the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. Fabie

Kay Combs, who participated in the 2002 Winter Olympics as a

torchbearer, will speak about the Olympics. An indoor picnic lunch

will be served. Information: (949) 551-5082.

Orange Coast College's Transfer Center is hosting a workshop to

show students how to fill out applications for California State

University campuses at 5 p.m. OCC is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa

Mesa. The CSU application-filing period for the spring of 2005 begins

Aug. 1. Admission is free, but appointments are required.

Information: (714) 432-5894.

The California Assn. of Nurserymen's plant auction will be held

from 5 to 10 p.m. in Building 12, the Parade of Products and the

Courtyard at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, 88 Fair

Drive, Costa Mesa. Admission is $5. Information: (714) 545-8449.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will hold a Race for

the Cure volunteer orientation at 5:45 p.m. at 3191-A Airport Loop Drive, Costa Mesa. More than 2,000 volunteers are needed for the 13th

annual Komen Orange County Race for the Cure Sept. 26 at Fashion

Island in Newport Beach. Reservations are necessary. Information:

(714) 957-9157, ext. 30.

A monthly membership meeting for "Speak Up Newport" begins at 6

p.m. in the Commodores Room at Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside

Drive, Newport Beach. Tom Naughton, president of Airport Working

Group, will present "From Where Will (Can) We Fly?" and discuss the

future passenger demand in Southern California. He'll also update the

John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement and the airport's current

performance. Information: (949) 224-2266.

Ellen Kamhi and Nature's Answer will hold a free seminar and book

signing, "The Natural Guide to Great Sex," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the

patio cafe at Mother's, 225 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Reservations are

required. Information: (949) 631-4741.

M.C. Bruce and Rene Diedrich will deliver free poetry readings

with live music at 8 p.m. at Alta Coffee House, 506 31st St., Newport Beach. Information: (714) 564-6526.

THURSDAY

"Summer Nights at the Cove," featuring live music, children's

entertainment and food sampling, is held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays

through Aug. 26 at Crystal Cove Promenade, East Coast Highway and

Crystal Heights Drive, Newport Beach. Information: http://www.Shop

TheIrvineCompany.com.

FRIDAY

A gem, jewelry and bead show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in

Building 12 and the Parade of Products at the Orange County Fair &

Exposition Center, 88 Fair Road, Costa Mesa. Admission is $5 for

adults and free for children 12 and under. Information: (503)

252-8300 or http://www.gemfaire. com.

The American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop will hold a

semi-annual, storewide 50% off clearance sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

today and Aug. 14 at 2600 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Volunteers and donations are also needed. Information: (949)

640-4777.

SATURDAY

Serenity Village, which mentors and supports needy Orange County

children, will hold a Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 275

Albert Place, Costa Mesa. All proceeds will benefit Serenity

Village's year-round "motel children" outreach and mentoring program.

Information: (949) 643-9942.

Orange Coast College Extended Education is sponsoring "How to

Become a Notary Public" from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Orange Coast

College, 2701 Fairview Road. Registration is $95 (additional $45 at

class for state certificate). Information:(714) 432-5880, option 1.

Register online at http://www.occ tickets.com.

Intermediate plein air painting is an outdoor course for ages 8

and up that runs from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $20 (materials

included) and registration is required. Information: (949) 923-2275.

Orange Coast College Extended Education is sponsoring "Best

Locations to Invest, Live, Work, Play, Have a Second Home and Retire"

seminar. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview

Road. Registration is $69 per person, $99 per couple. Information:

(714) 432-5880, option 1. Register online at

http://www.occtickets.com.

Chevy Madness, featuring cars, trucks, manufacturers, vendors and

apparel, is held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Orange County Fair &

Exposition Center's Festival Fields and Arlington Fields, 88 Fair

Drive, Costa Mesa. Admission is $10 for adults, while tickets are $5

for seniors and children 12 and under. Information: (805) 686-2007.

Stu Hample will draw cartoons and sign his book, "Happy Cat Day: A

Manifesto for a National Cat Holiday," at noon at Borders South Coast

Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. Cats will be available for adoption

from 2 to 5 p.m. at the store. (714) 432-7854.

Fourteen Orange County piano, violin and cello musicians ages 10

to 18 will perform at 5 p.m. at Orange County Unitarian Universalist

Church, 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. The performers competed in the

Victoria Chamber Series' Emerging Artist Competition. Tickets are $12

for adults, $8 for students and $25 for families. Information: (949)

733-1383.

SUNDAY

Historian O. Henry Mace will discuss and sign his new book, "47

Down, The 1922 Argonaut Gold Mine Disaster," at 2 p.m. at Borders

South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. Information: (714)

432-7854.

Bagpiper Eric Rigler and his band, "Bad Haggis," will perform a

free Celtic fusion concert at 2 p.m. at Muldoon's Dublin Pub, 202

Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Rigler played at Ronald Reagan's

funeral and has been featured in films such as "Titanic,"

"Braveheart," "Road to Perdition," "Troy" and "Master and Commander."

Information: (949) 640-4110.

Kem Nunn, National Book Award-nominated author of "Tapping the

Source," will sign the book at 2 p.m. at Book Soup South Coast Plaza,

3333 Bristol St., Suite 2400, Costa Mesa. Information: (714)

689-2665.

AUG. 16

"Storytime with Miss Kathy" begins at 10 a.m. at Borders, 1890

Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. Information: (949) 631-8661.

Newport Harbor High School cheerleaders will lead their summer

junior cheer camp from 1 to 3 p.m. through Aug. 18 and from 1 to 1:30

p.m. Aug. 19 at the school. Clinics will include basic cheer

technique and a dance routine. (949) 645-1641.

AUG. 17

A free bone density screening is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at

Mother's, 225 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Information: (949) 631-4741.

A book discussion group, "We Want Fiction!," will meet to talk

about Edith Wharton's "Ethan Frome" at 7 p.m. at Book Soup South

Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Suite 2400, Costa Mesa. Information:

(714) 689-2665.

AUG. 18

Toddler Time "Mud and Muck!" is a parent-child learning experience

that has a park ranger teaching, telling stories and employing

hands-on fun for children 2 to 4 beginning at 9 or 10:30 a.m. The

cost is $5 per child.Information: (949) 923-2275.

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