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THROUGH OCT. 22

Project Playhouse, a six-week event with elaborate kid-size

playhouses on display and sold at public auction, will be held at

Fashion Island Center in Newport Beach. All the playhouses will be on

display, with village tours on the weekend and an open house Sept.

17. The auction is scheduled for Oct. 22. Information: (949) 553-9510

or o7www.projectplayhouse.org. f7

SEPT. 29 THROUGH OCT. 1

The Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m.

to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in

building #10 at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa

Mesa. Information: (562) 598-0857 or o7www.sugarplumcrafts.com.

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OCT. 1

The 3rd Annual Habitat for Humanity "Building on a Dream" Gala is

scheduled from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Palm Garden Ballroom at the

Four Seasons Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The gala

will raise funds to build more affordable ownership homes for

hardworking, low-income families. Information: (714) 434-6200, ext. 0

or o7www.habitatoc.org.

f7Eileen Fisher is hosting a special day of shopping from 12 to 5

p.m. -- 10% of proceeds benefit the Orange County affiliate of the

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Light refreshments will be

served. Enjoy $25 off and a gift with purchase, while supplies last.

Enter a raffle to win special prizes, including a $200 gift

certificate to the store. Eieen Fisher is located in South Coast

Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 437-3111.

The Southern California Coaches Alliance, a group of women

promoting personal growth, self-empowerment and self-development,

will hold a series of workshops from 9:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.: 9:45 a.m.

-- "Selling Yourself: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Selling, with a Yoga

Twist," by Debbie Barnett; 1 p.m. -- "All the World's a Stage: Know

your Chart, You'll Know Your Part"; 3:15 p.m. -- "Mind Management:

Creating, Managing, and Maintaining your Abundance Mind" by Kas

Wysocki. All workshops will be held at 471 Old Newport Road, Room

104, Newport Beach. Cost is $35 per workshop in advance, $40 at the

door. Information: (949) 307-5561 or o7www.toolboxesforwomen.com.

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Pugtoberfest -- a day of fun for pugs featuring contests, dog

services, an obedience demonstration, a silent auction and an

adoption fair -- will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TeWinkle

Park, 970 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa. Admission is $12 for adults

and $5 for children and seniors. Information: (949) 262-7843.

Newport Harbor High School's 19th Annual Harbor Heritage Run, a

family-friendly community event to raise funds for the school, is

expected to have more than 1,000 runners participating in a 2K and a

5K race, as well as the Kids Klassic Races for children ages 5 to 7

and 8 to 10. There will also be a Fitness Fair and loads of live

entertainment from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Newport Harbor High School

Stadium, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Information: (949) 515-6611.

OCT. 2

The "Let's Do Launch" Beach Party, the centennial kick-off party

featuring music by The Beach Boys, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5

p.m. at the Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. There

will also be games, volleyball, bounce houses, hula hoops, a dunk

tank, boat rides, exhibits, dancing, food, and beverages. Tickets

cost $15. Information: (949) 718-1856 or o7www.newportbeach100.com.

f7The 2nd Annual Orange County Children's Book Festival -- an

event designed for children from pre-school through high school,

featuring dozens of authors, illustrators, exhibitors, and activities

-- is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Orange Coast College,

2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Admission is free. Information: (714)

432-5707.

"Naked in America," a lecture by Bram Dijkstra, professor emeritus

at UC San Diego, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at the Orange County

Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. Cost is $8, $6

for members and students. Information: (949) 759-1122 or

o7www.ocma.net.

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OCT. 1 AND 2

A Persian Harvest Festival, featuring ancestral dancing, Persian

customs, arts and crafts, live musical performances and exotic

Persian foods, is scheduled to be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in

building #8 of the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa

Mesa. Admission is $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door. Information:

(714) 708-1543 or o7www.nipoc.org.

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The All American Boys Chorus, a local nonprofit organization, is

holding its recruitment information night at 7:15 p.m. at the Orange

County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. The event is to inform

parents and boys ages 8 to 10 who are interested in learning about

the many benefits of the choir's vocal music program. There is no

charge for membership and no previous musical training is required.

Information: (714) 708-1670 or o7www.allamericanboyschorus.org.

f7A Super Fat Tuesday Benefit Buffet -- featuring items such as

jambalaya, Mardi Gras pasta, Cajun salmon, chili Orleans and

strawberry rhubarb cobbler -- will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at JACK

Shrimp, 2400 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Cost is $45 per

person -- all proceeds will go to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Information: (949) 252-1023.

A breast self-exam workshop, presented by Sandy Finestone, patient

services coordinator at Hoag Cancer Center, is scheduled to begin at

6 p.m. at the Hoag Conference Center in Newport Beach. Information:

(800) 514-HOAG.

The Nail Lounge will host a grand opening party with food, drinks,

and free manicures. The Pink Ribbon pedicure will be showcased as

part of Breast Cancer Awareness month -- throughout the entire month,

$10 from every Pink Ribbon pedicure will go to the Denise Roberts

Breast Cancer Foundation. The party will go from 6 to 9 p.m. at 369

East 17th St., Shop 26, Costa Mesa. Information: (949) 515-5115.

OCT. 8

The Hoag Sandpipers' 9th Annual Benefit Concert will feature pop

music group The Association -- known for 1960's hits such as

"Cherish," "Never My Love," "Along Comes Mary" and "Windy." The

event, which raises money for the Patty & George Hoag Cancer Center,

is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with a VIP dinner beginning at 5

p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Outdoor Amphitheater, 1107 Jamboree Road,

Newport Beach. General admission is $55, VIP is $150. Information:

(949) 764-7212.

The Costa Mesa Sanitary District and the City of Costa Mesa are

sponsoring a used tire collection event to recycle old tires into new

products. Residents can drop off old tires between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

at the City Corporation Yard, 2300 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa.

Information: (949) 645-8400, ext 227.

***The Roosters Foundation is holding its 11th Annual Monte Carlo

Night, "Gatsby on the Riviera," scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the

Balboa Bay Club and Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

The proceeds from this gala-style black-tie event will benefit seven

Orange County children's charities. Information: (949) 706-7613 or

o7www.roosters.org.

f7***"Broadway Our Way," a cabaret-style show featuring the

Newport Harbor High School's Theatre Arts Department students, is

raising money for the department to help fund productions and

activities. The evening will include a silent auction before the show

and a dessert buffet following the show. The event is scheduled to

begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Oasis Senior Center, 800 Marguerite Ave.,

Corona del Mar. Tickets are $10 to $20. Information: (949) 852-9548.

***A "Tux and Tennies" party will kick-off the Third Annual Queen

of Hearts Charity Tennis Tournament, which is scheduled for Oct. 7

and 8 and 14 through 16. The party -- featuring music by Rembrandt,

food from Capistrano's, and casino tables -- is scheduled from 6:30

to 10 p.m. at the Newport Beach Tennis Club, 2601 Eastbluff Drive,

Newport Beach. Tickets cost $35, free for people participating in the

tournament. Information: (714) 744-3414 or o7www.qohfoundation.org.

f7***"Ocean in Motion," an interactive program by the Ocean

Institute of Dana Point, will be presented by the Newport Beach

Public Library. The program is geared for all ages and focuses on how

to be a good steward of the ocean and its inhabitants by presenting

an opportunity for up-close encounters with a variety of live sea

creatures -- including sea cucumbers, sea stars, urchins, hermit

crabs and more. There will also be crafts for children, refreshments

and displays. The program is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the

Balboa Branch Library 100 East Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach.

Information: (949) 644-3076 or o7www.newportbeachlibrary.org.

f7***The UC Irvine Arboretum will host "The Art of Flowers," a

fall art and flower festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the

arboretum, on the corner of Campus Drive and Jamboree Road. Cost is

$2 per person. Information: (949) 824-5833.

OCT. 9

***"A Musical Journey" with the Azzoni Duo -- featuring pianist

Christine Azzoni Dow and violinist, Sandra Azzoni Wood, performing

selections from Vivaldi, Beethoven, Chopin, and Kreisler. The concert

is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library,

1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Admission is free. Information:

(949) 717-3800 or www.newportbeachlibrary.org.

OCT. 10

***The Sierra Club National Sustainable Consumption Committee

explains "The True Cost of Food" with a discussion about diet, health

and the environment from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community

Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. $3 donation. Information: (714)

963-6345 or www.angeles.sierraclub.org/ocss

OCT. 11

***The 32nd Annual Corona del Mar Home Tour -- featuring six homes

in the communities of Pelican Point, Pelican Crest, Cameo Highlands,

and Corona del Mar -- is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with early

morning refreshments at 8:30 a.m. at Rouge Restaurant, Newport Beach.

All proceeds will be contributed to Corona del Mar High School and

Middle School PTA's. Tickets cost $60 and are pre-sale only. The cost

includes morning refreshments, lunch, and a cocktail reception.

Information (949) 222-4622 or www.cdmhometour.com.

OCT. 12

***The Newport Beach Public Library Manuscript Discussion Group

will discuss "Sister Age," by M.F.K Fisher -- a collection of stories

drawn from the author's encounters with the realities of aging. The

book is available at the library as well as in paperback at several

local bookstores. The discussion will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the

Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. The

Manuscripts Book Discussion Group is open to the public and there is

no charge to attend. Information: (949) 717-3800 or

www.newportbeachlibrary.org.

OCT. 15

***Stacia Deutsch, author of the children's book "Blast to the

Past: Bell's Beakthrough," will discuss and sign the book at 10 a.m.

at Barnes & Noble, Metro Pointe, 901 South Coast Drive, Costa Mesa.

Information: (714) 444-0226.

***Firoozeh Dumas, author of "Funny in Farsi," will discss and

sign the book at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, Metro Pointe, 901 South

Coast Drive, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 444-0226.

***Gregg Hurwitz, author of "Trouble Shooter," will discuss and

sign the book at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Metro Pointe, 901 South

Coast Drive, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 444-0226.

OCT. 24

***A breast self-exam workshop, presented by Sandy Finestone,

patient services coordinator at Hoag Cancer Center, is scheduled to

begin at 6 p.m. at the Hoag Conference Center in Newport Beach.

Information: (800) 514-HOAG.

ONGOING

***The Thursday Morning Women's Club is seeking new members to

join for fun and friendship. Monthly entertainment luncheons, bridge,

golf, walkers, arts and crafts are just some of the exciting things

featured in this club. Information: (714) 546-2244.

***The Walking Tall Foundation is sponsoring a low-cost martial

arts and fitness program for children at South Coast Martial Arts,

2990 Grace Lane, Costa Mesa. Class times are Mondays, Wednesdays, and

Fridays at 4:30 p.m., for children ages 5 to 11 and Tuesdays and

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for teens. Cost is $50 per month. Information:

(714) 545-5759.

***A Multiple Sclerosis Self Help group, for people with the

disease and multiple levels of symptoms, meets the third Sunday of

every month at Hoag Hospital. Learn the latest about research,

successful methods for coping with the disease and share personal

concerns. Co-led by Reverend Lloyd Sellers, a chaplain at Hoag

Hospital. Information: (949) 752-1680.

A Brain Tumor Support Group, a discussion for adults with brain

tumors and parents of children with brain tumors, is held from 7 to

8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the Hoag

Cancer Center Auditorium, One Hoag Drive, Building 41, Newport Beach.

Free, no registration necessary. Information: (949) 764-5542

Private, semi-private and group swim lessons for all levels are

offered at Halecrest Park, 3107 Killybrooke Lane, Costa Mesa.

Information: (949) 836-6714.

Ballroom dancing classes are offered from 7 to 8 p.m. every Friday

in the Tee Room of the Newport Beach Golf Course. Lessons cost $5.

Information: (714) 540-3339.

Creating Is Genius: Enliven your personal creative practice,

whether in the arts or sciences. Discuss your work and participate in

experiential activities. Groups forming now. Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.

and 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m. Classes are held at 509 31st

St., Suite 202, Newport Beach. Information: (949) 584-1512 or

www.creatingisgenius.com.

Chapter 178 of TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) meets every

Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,

420 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Visitors and new members welcome.

Information: (714) 557-4364.

Lupus international support groups meet the first Monday of every

month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Corona del Mar. For information and

meeting locations, call (888) 532-2322, ext. 4.

There will be free story time and refreshments every Thursday at

11 a.m. at Teddy Bears and Teacups, 225 Marine Ave., Balboa Island.

Information: (949) 673-7204.

Divorce: A New Beginning, a workshop for men and women who are in

the process of divorcing or are newly divorced, is held the 3rd

Saturday of each month. The workshops are from 10 a.m. to noon at 180

Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach. The fee is $50. Information: (949)

644-6435.

Centennial Farm is held every Monday through Friday from 1 to 4

p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orange

County Fair and Exposition Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa.

Information: (714) 708-1916.

Farmer's Market is held every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in

the main lot of the Orange County Fair and Exposition Center, 88 Fair

Dr., Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 573-0374.

Orange County Marketplace is held every Saturday and Sunday from

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the main lot of the Orange County Fair and

Exposition Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. Admission is $2.

Information: (949) 723-6660 or o7www.ocmarketplace.com.f7o7

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Tappercize classes will be offered at West Newport Community

Center Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. Information:

(949) 722-1301.

Relieve stress through meditation meets every Monday from 8:00 to

8:40 a.m. You begin your day refreshed and renewed with gentle

meditation in the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa Verde Dr.

East, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 754-7399.

Dance your prayers meets Tuesdays from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Come and

celebrate the sacred in yourself by using yoga-movement meditation

with instructor Marilynn Quam-Valenzuela in the sanctuary of the

Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa Verde Dr. East, Costa Mesa.

Cost is $10 per class or $50 for a six-week class card. Information:

(714) 754-7399.

A course in miracles meets Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in

the sanctuary of the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa Verde

Dr. East, Costa Mesa. Information: (949) 510-6379.

The Newport Single Sailors, in conjunction with the South Shore

Yacht Club, are now meeting on the second Wednesday of every month at

7 p.m. in the Docksider Room at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099

Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. Information: (949) 499-3592 or (714)

542-3690.

A "Simple Abundance" reading-discussion group meets the second

Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in suite J of the

Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa Verde Dr. East, Costa Mesa.

Information: (714) 963-6686.

A yoga class that includes positive-healing affirmations with each

gentle pose and a 10-minute guided visualization and relaxation

process at the end of class meets Thursdays from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

in the sanctuary of the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa

Verde Dr. East, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 754-7399.

Cocaine Anonymous meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in suite J of the

Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa Verde Dr. East, Costa Mesa.

Information: (714) 754-7399.

The Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library seeks donations to

the used bookstore in the Central Library. Books, videos, books on

tape, DVDs and CDs may be left at any of the three branch libraries

or in the book closet next to the Friends Book Store, 1000 Avocado

Ave., Newport Beach. Information: (949) 759-9667.

"Dr. M.P." will discuss love skills at 7 p.m. on the first and

third Tuesdays of the month at University Towers, 4199 Campus Drive,

Suite 550, Irvine. Information: (949) 725-3366.

Life drawing workshops are held from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to

4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 11 at Orange Coast College, 2701

Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The cost is $5 per session. Information:

(714) 432-5880 or o7http://www.occtickets.comf7.

A "Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement" workshop will

be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 16 at Orange Coast

College's Science Room 169, and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through

Nov. 11 at the college's Business Education Room 102, 2701 Fairview

Road, Costa Mesa. The cost is $69. Information: (714) 432-5880 or

o7http://f7o7www.occtickets.comf7.

The Inter-generational Troupe of Actors workshop meets from 3:15

to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse, 611 Hamilton

St., Costa Mesa. The free workshop is comprised of people of all ages

who want to perform and study drama. Interviews are required.

Information: (714) 841-1733 or

o7http://www.friendsofoasis.org/tsplayersf7.

The Newport Beach Cake Decorating Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays

at the Versailles Apartments, Hospital Road and Superior Avenue.

Information: (949) 650-1332.

The Newport Beach Spanish Club meets at 1 p.m. Mondays and

Saturdays at the Versailles Apartments, Hospital Road and Superior

Avenue. Information: (949) 650-1332.

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

1890 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. Information: (949) 631-8661.

Champagne brunches are held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at

the Sutton Place Hotel, 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Costa Mesa. The cost is

$39, plus tax and gratuity, and the price includes house champagne.

The champagne of the month is an additional $15. Information: (949)

476-2001.

"Friday Nights Unplugged" are held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays

in the Sutton Place Hotel's Trianon Lounge, 4500 MacArthur Blvd.,

Newport Beach. Gerald Ishibashi and guests perform weekly.

Information: (949) 476-2001.

A "Lobster Cookout" is held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturdays at The

Sutton Place Hotel's Calypso Cafe, 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport

Beach. The cost is $55, plus tax and gratuity. Information: (949)

476-2001.

Private tutoring and English as a Second Language instruction is

available for K-12 and college students in the Newport-Mesa area.

Call for rates. Information: (949) 294-9462.

Alcoholics Anonymous men's meetings are held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at

the Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa.

Information: (949) 645-2356.

The Newport Center Toastmaster's Club can help you improve your

public speaking skills or polish your business presentations. Members

come from a variety of professional disciplines and backgrounds. The

group meets every Monday morning from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the main

lobby conference room at 610 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Guests are welcome. Information: (949) 480-0743 or

o7http://www.newportcentertoastmasters.org.

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The Newport Beach Walking Club meets at the corner of Superior and

Hospital Road in Newport Beach at 9:15 a.m. Monday through Saturday

and 7 p.m. everyday. Information: (949) 650-1332.

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

Wednesdays of every month from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Oasis Senior Center,

800 Marguerite Ave. in Corona del Mar. The cost is $2. Information:

(949) 646-5293.

The ACLU of Orange County meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of

every month at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1259 Victoria St.

in Costa Mesa. Each month's meeting will feature a different speaker

on issues relating to the Bill of Rights. Information: (714)

957-6107.

Yoga classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to

12:40 p.m. for nine weeks at West Newport Community Center.

Registration is $54 for one class each week or $100 for two days a

week over nine weeks for Newport Beach residents. Others pay an

additional $5. Information: (949) 644-3151.

A variety of private, semi-private and group swim lessons will be

offered this summer at the Marian Bergeson Aquatic Center at Corona

del Mar High School. Options include one-on-one instruction on

Saturdays and a Monday-through-Thursday program for all ages and

levels. For session dates, times and costs, call (949) 644-3151, or

register in person at Newport Beach Recreation and Senior Services,

at 3300 Newport Blvd.

Professional and licensed soccer trainers with the All-England

Soccer Academy are available for one-on-one, small group and large

group training. Information: (949) 395-5103.

Jewish Family Service is sponsoring a teen support group for high

school students that meets Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Tarbut

V'Torah Upper School in Costa Mesa. For information or to register,

call (714) 445-4950. Pre-registration is required.

The First Page -- Fine Children's Books, at 270 E. 17th St., No.

10 in Costa Mesa, offers free story time Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays

and Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays

from 4 to 5 p.m. Information: (949) 645-5437.

Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach offers wine tasting every

Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for $15 per person, featuring five

new wines each week. Information: (949) 721-1222.

Green Systems International shows you everything that you wanted

to know about orchids and repotting during a free seminar at 2 p.m.

every Saturday. An orchid and tropical plant sale is held from 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. at the 20362 Birch St. facility. Information: (949)

756-1211.

Discover the secrets of Carbon Canyon Regional Park as you walk

through groves of beautiful Coastal Redwood trees every Saturday at

8:30 a.m. Parking is $4. Information: (714) 996-5252.

Team Survivor, a nonprofit organization encouraging women who have

been through cancer treatment to exercise, hosts Walk and Talk at 10

a.m. the second and fourth Friday of the month in front of

NIKEgoddess store in Fashion Island. Members meet for lunch after at

Atrium court. It is free, and all fitness levels are welcome.

Information: (949) 275-3888.

Newport Community Counseling Center offers a way to stop the cycle

of domestic violence through the support group In S.A.F.E. Hands.

S.A.F.E. stands for safety, awareness, faith and empowerment. The

group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Free. Information: (949)

721-8079.

The Newport Beach Cake Decorating Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursdays at Superior and Hospital Road in Newport Beach.

Information: (949) 650-1332.

The Spanish Speaking Club meets to learn Spanish quick and easy.

Information: (949) 650-1332.

The Assn. of Business Services hosts a networking meeting that

deals with education connections from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the second

Tuesday of every month at the Holiday Inn at 3131 Bristol St., Costa

Mesa. Information: (949) 805-0011.

"Divorce: A New Beginning," a workshop for men and women divorced

or getting divorced, is held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 180

Newport Center Drive on the third Saturday of every month. Cost is

$50. Information: (949) 644-6435.

Free tours of the Orange County Performing Arts Center take guests

to the dressing rooms, performer's lounge, backstage and on stage at

10:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at 600 Town Center Drive,

Costa Mesa. Group tours can be held by special arrangement.

Information: (714) 556-ARTS, ext. 833.

The Newport Beach Newcomers Club holds a general meeting on the

third Wednesday of every month. The organization is open to all women

residents in Newport Beach who have lived in the area fewer than five

years. Information: (949) 645-9922, or visit

o7http://www.newcomers-newportbeach.orgf7.

Oasis Senior Center holds a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m.

on the second Saturday of every month. Breakfast includes pancakes,

sausage, coffee and orange juice for $3, $1 for children. The center

is at 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Information: (949)

644-3244.

Yoga and rhythm, "Yogarhythmics" combines yoga, dance and fun. The

class is held from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays at 2850 Mesa Verde

Drive East, Suite 111, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 754-7399.

Interfaith couples with one Jewish partner are invited to

participate in a discussion group at the Jewish Family Service of

Orange County office. Call to schedule date and time. The office is

at 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. (714) 445-4950.

Women 50 and older can join a discussion group coordinated by

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

relationships, loneliness and family. The group 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 patrons to donate books to replenish the dwindling stock.

Books may be left at any of the three branch libraries -- 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.

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.

The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts networking luncheon

meetings Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Costa Mesa

Country Club. The cost is $14. The club is at 1701 Golf Course Drive,

Costa Mesa. (714) 885-9090.

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

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.

Andrew's Road, Newport Beach. (949) 574-2236.

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County sponsors a discussion

group for 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. Cost is $10 per person per session.

Preregistration required. (714) 445-4950.

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County has a weekly parenting

support group. Parents learn strategies for successful parenting and

for dealing with the feelings and behavior of their children. The

group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Jewish Family

Service office at 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. The group

will cover 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 Costa Mesa Music Makers from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Tuesday night 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 the

Jewish Family Service office at 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. Group members 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 for persons recovering 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.

Two-hour kayak tours with a trained naturalist guide are offered

at 10 a.m. Sundays from the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. The

resort is at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. Cost is $20 or $10

for California Wildlife Campaign and Newport Bay Naturalists and

Friends members. (949) 729-1150.

A yoga and dance class is held from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at

the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa Verde Drive East, Suite

111, Costa Mesa. (714) 754-7399.

A class on miracles will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

in the sanctuary of the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa

Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa. Information: (949) 510-6379.

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

classes to airline pilots and flight attendants. Three-time U.S.

National Champion Tom Marshall teaches the classes. Marshall's is at

333 E. 17th St., Suite 13, Costa Mesa. (949) 574-0122.

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.

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.

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.

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

Wednesday of each month. The organization is open to all women

residents of Newport Beach who have lived in the area for fewer than

five years. Information: (949) 645-9922 or visit the Web site

o7www.newcomers-newportbeach.orgf7.

The Thursday Morning Women's Club, a 40-year-old friendship club,

is seeking new members. Meetings are held at the homes of different

members. Club activities include golf, bridge, monthly luncheons,

walking and gourmet sections. Information: (714) 842-5863, (949)

645-9555.

A "Mobile Skate Park" program for ages 5 and up is held Thursdays

from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at TeWinkle Park, 880 Junipero St., Costa

Mesa. Participants must have a signed waiver prior to using the park,

available through o7http://www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.usf7. Admission is

free. Information: (714) 754-5083.

A "Mobile Skate Park" program for ages 5 and up is held Fridays

from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ketchum-Libolt Park, 2150 Maple St., Costa

Mesa. Participants must have a signed waiver prior to using the park,

available through o7www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.usf7. Admission is free.

Information: (714) 754-5083.

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.

The American Legion meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every

month. The meetings, which deal with veteran issues and community

service, will be held at the Costa Mesa Air National Guard. The

National Guard is at 2651 Newport Blvd. Free. Mary Holler, (714)

546-2777; or Bill Mimiaga, (949) 650-0894.

Nightly meetings for those who want to overcome nicotine addiction

are offered in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. (714) 774-9106 or (800)

642-0666.

The Newport Sports Museum, a nonprofit organization, operates a

free museum at 100 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 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3

p.m. on Saturday. (949) 721-9333 or

o7http://www.newportsports-museum.orgf7.

The Estancia High School Parent Teacher Student Assn. hosts a

monthly paper drive every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the

school's northwest parking lot, on the corner of Estancia North and

Placentia. Newspapers that are bound, loose or bagged are accepted.

Cardboard and bound material such as phone books and thick magazines

are not. Also, bins are available for drop off every day of the

month. All funds raised go to the association. Free. The school is at

2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. (949) 515-6500.

Oasis Senior Center offers a daily telephone contact program for

seniors who have a limited local support system. It also offers

ongoing computer classes that teach the basics of Word, Quicken,

Print Shop and Internet usage. (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.

A "Mobile Skate Park" program for ages 5 and up is held Tuesdays

from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Smallwood Park, 1646 Corsica Place, Costa

Mesa. Participants must have a signed waiver prior to using the park,

available through o7http://f7o7www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.usf7.

Admission is free. Information: (714) 754-5083.

The City of Costa Mesa Recreation Division offers birthday party

packages for kids 5 to 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 2

p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and from 4 to 7 p.m. Sundays at

Balearic Community Center, 1975 Balearic Drive. The cost is $250 to

$300. Information: (714) 754-5158.

The 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.

The Newport Beach Distinguished Toastmasters Club 1300 meets from

7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Morgan Stanley, 2040 Main St., Irvine. Call

to make reservations. (949) 646-1274.

The Newport Center Toastmasters Club 231 meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Mondays at the Irvine Co., 610 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

(949) 480-0743 or o7www.newportcentertoastmasters.orgf7.

The Harborlite Toastmasters Club meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at

Coco's Bakery Restaurant, 3446 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

(949) 293-4630.

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

Fletcher Jones Motorcars, 3300 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach. (714)

964-5314.

Meditation sessions are held from 8 to 8:40 a.m. Mondays

at the sanctuary of the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa

Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 754-7399.

The Oasis Senior Center offers a shuttle to take members to

appointments and grocery shopping. The shuttle also takes members to

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

Tutoring is available for persons who could use help reading

English. 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, which 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 yoga class at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday

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

Body Design and United Studios of Self-Defense offers kickboxing

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 persons 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.

Oasis Senior Center conducts blood pressure screenings from 9 to

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

Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. (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.

Free tai chi classes are offered every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30

a.m., and free o7qi gong f7classes are offered every Thursday from

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hoag Cancer Center, 4000 W. Coast Highway,

Newport Beach. (949) 722-6237.

A Bereavement Support Group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every

Thursday at the Hoag Cancer Center, 4000 W. Coast Highway, Newport

Beach. Free. (949) 722-6237.

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 cancer support group for young women meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

every third Tuesday of each month at the Hoag Cancer Center. The

center is at 1 Hoag Drive, Building 41, Newport Beach. Free. (949)

722-6237.

An evening breast cancer support group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

on the first Tuesday of each month at the Hoag Cancer Center. The

center is at 1 Hoag Drive, Building 41, Newport Beach. Free. (949)

722-6237.

A support group for family and friends of cancer patients meets

from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Hoag

Cancer Center. The center is at 1 Hoag Drive, Building 41, Newport

Beach. Free. (949) 722-6237.

A free support group for women with gynecologic cancer, focusing

on providing mutual support and education, is offered at Hoag

Hospital from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of

each month. (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.

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 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second

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. (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 for Advance Health Care Directives

at the Oasis Senior Center for $3 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 those people that have lost

someone to cancer, meets from 6:30 to 8 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 persons with relationship problems. She is

available for free consultation from noon to 1 p.m. and from 7 to 8

p.m. Mondays. (949) 759-0357.

A support group for women with gynecologic cancer meets from 10 to

11:30 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 years old 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 with cerebral

palsy. (800) 967-3341.

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.

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.

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, 4000 W. Coast Highway, 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. The 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 --

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

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 healthcare 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.

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 through 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 at

5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The facilitator will coach and teach members to

change behaviors that cause conflict. The group meets at 2900 Bristol

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

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

to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. New classes begin 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 and 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 a free prostate cancer discussion

group, from 6:30 to 8 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. The group meets at 2900 Bristol St.,

Building D-103, Costa Mesa. (714) 432-7456.

This Little Piggy hosts 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.

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 poor vision who are interested in learning the computer

text enlargement program Zoomtext. A minimum of six sessions is

offered at the Oasis Senior Center, 800 Marguerite 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 persons on the last Thursday of

the month at 600 St. Andrew's Road, Newport Beach. Free. (949)

574-2239 or (949) 631-2880.

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

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

Mesa. Free. (714) 847-4330.

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.

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. Andrew's 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 breakfast referral networking group meets every Wednesday from

7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at Mimi's Cafe. For reservations, call Angie

Stafford, (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 at 6:45 p.m. the second and

fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Oasis Senior Center, Room 6,

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

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

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

Free for the first 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 at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. 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, which

travels to points of interest locally and around the county. The

group 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, and 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 persons going through 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 screenings twice a

month, between 9 and 11 a.m. 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 the second

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

drives. Walking tours leave every 15 minutes from 9 to 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.

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 the third Tuesday of each

month, alternately starting at 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.

Jewish Family Service of Orange County sponsors a discussion group

for adult children caring for their elderly parents at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesdays at 250 E. Baker St., Costa Mesa. The group is open to other

concerned relatives. $30. (714) 445-4950.

A divorced persons' support group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays at the Center for Expressive Psychotherapy, 2900 Bristol

St., Suite D103, Costa Mesa. $80 per month. (714) 501-8702.

The Newport-Mesa Cribbage Club meets at 6:45 p.m. the second and

fourth Wednesdays in Room 6 of the Oasis Senior Center, corner of 5th

Street and Marguerite Avenue, Corona del Mar. $2. All ages welcome.

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, at 1:30 p.m. Fridays and at 11:15

a.m. Saturdays at 3400 Irvine Ave., Suite 114, Newport Beach.

Complimentary consultations and exams are 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. Information: (714)

754-5158.

The Neuro Oncology Program at the Hoag Cancer Center sponsors a

group discussion for adults with brain tumors. The group meets the

first and third Thursday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the

Patty and George Hoag Center Auditorium. Designed to help patients

and families understand and cope with the illness, each meeting

presents various speakers on a range of related topics. Free. The

center is at 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. Kris Okamoto, (949)

574-6232.

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

walking group for women who have or have had cancer. Women 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 MOMS Club of Newport Coast holds monthly meetings for

stay-at-home mothers and conducts various activities such as Park &

Pool Days, MOMS Night Out, field trips, walking groups and

playgroups. The general meetings are held in the clubhouse at the

Newport Ridge Apartments. Membership is $30 per year. The apartments

are at 1 White Cap Lane. Information: (949) 715-3129, or e-mail

o7npc.momsclub@cox.netf7.

The Costa Mesa Chapter of Ali Lassen's Leads Club holds a weekly

meeting for business professionals to improve their networking skills

and learn how to obtain new contacts. The meetings are held Tuesdays

from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at Mimi's Cafe in Costa Mesa. The cafe is at

1835 Newport Blvd. (800) 767-7337.

Alcoholics Anonymous Men's Meetings are being held on Tuesdays at

8 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St. Information:

Pete, (714) 934-6424.

The Jewish Family Service holds a teen support group for high

school students from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Tarbut V'Torah

Upper School. The group discusses topics such as stress, self-esteem,

resolving conflicts, depression and body image. Information and

registration: (714) 445-4950.

The Fobi-Lyte support group meets the third Saturday of the month

to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of

weight loss surgery at the Wyndam Garden Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the

Arts, Costa Mesa. Information: (562) 402-9779.

The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum is a museum dedicated to

preserving the history of Newpo

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