Community & Clubs: Weekend Fish Fry time

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After the baseball or soccer game this weekend, take the family to Lions Park for the 63rd Fish Fry sponsored by the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club. Besides deep-fried cod and fries, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, apple pie, popcorn, sodas and more.

There will be a baby contest, a variety of music from the main stage and good old family fun carnival rides and games for kids of all ages. Saturday's activities begin at noon and go until 9 p.m., while Sunday's activities begin at noon and go until 6:30 p.m. or when all the fish are gone!

Community leaders will be at the event, serving up fish alongside Lions. And with elections Tuesday, you will probably see electoral candidates in attendance as well. Proceeds benefit local and Lions Club charities.

Enjoy the fun!

Lions walk to boost research on blindness The Harbor Mesa Lions team Paws for the Cause will be walking Sunday in the VisionWalk at Cal State Fullerton. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which has enabled great strides in curing blindness due to retinal degenerative diseases. Since the organization was founded, the foundation has invested almost $400 million in retinal research and the fight to cure blindness. This has led to being on the verge of breakthroughs that will transform the lives of people living with the disease. Harbor Mesa Lions will also be helping with the refreshments and registration, which starts at 9 a.m. The 5K walk begins at 10 a.m. If you would like to support, help or do the walk, call (949) 631-5523. For more information, visit

Seniors can learn about accurate Internet information Computer Friends is a computer club dedicated to helping seniors learn computer basics while enriching their creative efforts with speakers, classes and social functions. Their meeting is at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave.

At the next meeting June 9, the topic will be "How to Identify ACCURATE Health and Safety Information on the Internet." The speaker will be Jill Golden, a registered dietitian who has been teaching food science and nutrition at Orange Coast College for more than 30 years. While the Internet can be a fast and effective way to access information, Golden will explain how to access information that is accurate, up to date, complete and in-depth, and whether the source is a relevant authority.

The speaker will be followed by Randy Langel, the club's computer expert, who will answer questions and comment on the latest developments in computer technology and the Internet. The fee is $2 and everyone is welcome. For more information, call Gina Lesley at (949) 646-9169.


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SERVICE CLUB MEETINGS How are you giving back to your community? Help your community and the world through a service club! For many, service club membership is an extension of religious beliefs and congregation affiliation.

TODAY 7:30 a.m.: The 10-member Newport Harbor Kiwanis Club meets at Denny's Restaurant, 290 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.

Noon: The Exchange Club of Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar, for a business meeting.

5:15 p.m.: The 10-member Rotary Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Ramada Inn & Suites, 1680 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa. Visit

6 p.m.: The Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for Craft Talks by members Walter Smith and Bud Warmington. Visit

THURSDAY 7 a.m.: The 20-member Costa Mesa Orange Coast Lions Club meets at Mimi's Café, 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa.

Noon: The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach-Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Sgt. Doyle, a Marine Corps local recruiter who will discuss recruiting and the war in Afghanistan. For more information, visit

The 95-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a business meeting. For more information visit

The 65-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, at UC Irvine for a program by Teryn Clark, neurosurgeon, New Advancements in Stroke Treatment. Visit

6 p.m.: The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa.

TUESDAY 7:30 a.m.: The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at Five Crowns, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, for a program by Judge Matt Anderson. For more information, visit

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