The return of Market Place

The Orange County Market Place weekend swap meet returns Saturday

after taking a hiatus during the Orange County Fair.

A free concert by the Billys will mark the reopening of the Market

Place. The Billys dress as hillbillies and perform a blend of

bluegrass, oldies, contemporary rock and comedy. The group will

perform from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. near the Westside Grill.

Also, don't miss the 6th Annual Elvis Fest and Karaoke on Aug. 28

from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature Elvis tribute artists, a

karaoke contest with cash prizes and awards, an Elvis Cake Walk and a

bake sale. Call (714) 441-1826 for more information.

Ticket stubs from the fair or concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre

can be used as free admission to the Orange County Market Place

through Oct. 30.

The Market Place is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (949) 723-6660.




Kiehl's Since 1851 has just released its Kiehl's Stylists Series,

an advanced collection of professional hair styling products.

The formulations were created in response to loyal Kiehl's

customers who wanted products that could be used at home and in

salons. Kiehl's products are made with naturally derived ingredients

including sunflower seed oil, sesame seeds, soy beans and vitamin E.

Kiehl's worked with leading stylists to create this line of hair

grooming, straightening, volumizing, sculpting and holding products.

The series includes Creme with Silk Groom, Climate-Proof

Shine-Enhancing Non-Aerosol Spray, Malleable Molding Paste, Heat-

Protective Silk Straightening Cream, Silk Groom Serum, Clean Hold

Styling Gel, and Creative Cream Wax.

Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Level two at South Coast

Plaza. Information: (714) 427-0998 or o7www.kiehls.comf7.


The Automobile Club of Southern California has released a new

laminated map in its GreatestHits series titled "Alaska: Inside

Passage and Beyond." It highlights destinations for travelers who

arrive by plane, cruise ship, railroad or automobile. It's not just a

directions map -- it gives details on what to do once you arrive.

The map includes areas from Ketchikan on the southern tip of

Alaska, through Juneau, then past Glacier Bay and up to Skagway and


The map also offers information on attractions, shopping, tours,

dining and even nightlife.

The Automobile Club offers other maps in the GreatestHits series

including Route 66, California Missions, Hollywood, Santa Fe and

Taos, San Antonio, Maui and Boston. In September a map of Orlando

will be released.

Maps cost $4.95 for Auto Club members and $7.95 for the public.

Copies of the maps can be purchased at the Auto Club offices at

3350 Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa, or at 3880 Birch St. in Newport




Shopping and entertainment events at South Coast Plaza this month

include the following:

* The Orange Lounge presents Poetic Engineering by Yucef Merhi

through Aug. 28. Merhi is an artist, poet and programmer who creates

art from electronic devices, computers, video games systems and other

machines. (949) 759-1122, ext. 272.

* At Stila, spend $50 and receive a special card for $75 off

eyewear at L.A. Eyeworks. Or stop in at L.A. Eyeworks and receive a

card good for a deluxe sample of Stila's new Major Lash Mascara.

(714) 540-4960 or (714) 957-8255.

* Oilily features a "Bag to School" event through Aug. 13. You can

receive 20% off a children's bag with any purchase of a children's

outfit from the fall collection. (714) 432-7505.

* Ben Bridge Jeweler hosts a one-day Festival of Gems on Aug. 16.

You can view an exquisite selection of colored gemstones from

amethyst to zoisite (tanzanite).

The featured gemstone jewelry will include one-of-a-kind designs.

(714) 549-3545.


The annual Hot Blues on a Cool Summer Night event is scheduled for

Aug. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. at South Coast Plaza Village. Steve Copeland

& Raging Sun will be the featured performers.

The evening will include samples from South Coast Plaza's

award-winning restaurants.

Tickets cost $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Proceeds benefit the

Orange County Performing Arts Center and its education and community


To purchase tickets, call (949) 249-9783.

* BEST BUYS appears Thursdays. Send information to Greer Wylder at

o7greerwylder@yahoo.comf7; at 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA

92626; or by fax at (714) 966-4679.

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