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The third annual Festival of Children is held from 6 to 9 p.m. in
the Nordstrom Parking Lot at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St.,
Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 546-0110.
The Orange County Cruisin' Assn.'s "Great Labor Day Car Cruise"
runs from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and Sunday at the Orange County
Fair and Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Admission is
$10 for adults and free for children under 12. Information: (714)
Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden will sign his new book,
"Inches and Miles," from 2 to 4 p.m. at Borders South Coast Plaza,
3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 432-7854.
The Zen Center of Orange County is offering an "Introduction to
Zen" workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. at 120 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa. The
workshop combines experience in Zen meditation with small group
instruction. The cost is $60. Information: (949) 722-7818.
A Manuscripts book discussion group will meet at 9:15 a.m. in the
Friends Meeting Room of the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000
Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. The free discussion will focus on Edward
P. Jones' "The Known World." Information: (949) 717-3800 or
Professional inventor George Margolin will present "Tips for the
Independent Inventor" and "How Our Endangered Patent System Leads to
an Endangered Economy" at 7:30 p.m. at Orange Coast College's Science
Lecture Hall 101, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Information: (714)