Community & Clubs: Delegates to receive medals, certificates

Ten Boys State delegates will be awarded their official Boys State medallion and certificate of participation at the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291. The awards will be presented 7 p.m. Wednesdayat the post's general membership dinner and meeting, according to Jess Lawson, third vice commander. The post is at 215 E. 15th St., Newport Beach.

The post sponsored the delegates to the 73rd session of California Boys State at Cal State Sacramento in June. Delegates are honor students, leaders in athletics, music or other scholastic endeavors, and they represent seven high schools in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine.

Boys State is the American Legion's six-day summer program started in 1935 and held each year in every state (except Hawaii). The program promotes government procedures, the electoral process and U.S. Constitution studies. In 2010, 975 delegates participated in Sacramento. One or more was sponsored by nearly every American Legion Post in California.

Oktoberfest at Newport Harbor

The Newport Harbor Elks are hosting Oktoberfest. It will be open to the public starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, at the Elks Lodge, 3456 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. Authentic German food, an oompah band and Bavarian folk dancers will be featured. Call (949) 673-6110 for more information.

Resources for the homeless and hungry

The Oct. 20 meeting of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council will focus on "Resources for the Homeless and Hungry," said Greg Kelley, the council's program co-chairman. Clergy, staff and volunteers from congregations and nonprofits that help homeless and hungry people are invited to attend October's general membership meeting. Agencies that provide services such as housing, food, medical and dental will share what they offer and how congregations can refer the homeless and hungry to them.

Invited agencies include Families Forward, Laura's House, Lutheran Social Services. Mercy House, Orange County Rescue Mission, Orange County Community Housing, Share Our Selves, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, South County Outreach, Women's Transitional Living Center and US VETS.

The meeting begins with an 11:45 a.m. reception, followed by a luncheon at noon, with an opportunity to visit the agencies from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 801 Dover Drive, Newport Beach. Admission is $10 per person with a reservation and $12 without one. Reservations must be made by Friday, but you don't have to be a council member to attend. Send reservations to

Thought for the day

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

— Walt Disney


You are invited to attend a service club meeting this coming week to learn more about opportunities for service. Most clubs will buy your first meal for you as you get acquainted with them.


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

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 65-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, for a program on disabled sports. Visit


7 a.m.: The 20-member Costa Mesa Orange Coast Lions Club meets at Mimi's Café, Newport and Harbor boulevards, Costa Mesa.

Noon: The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach-Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht . For more information, visit

The 95-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Karen Lamb, "Helping Young People Make Positive Choices." For more information, visit

The 40-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. For more information, visit

The 65-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, for a program on stem cell research by Hans Kierstead. Visit

The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club. Visit


7:15 a.m.: The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Five Crowns, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, to hear from Sylvia Michler about the Africa Girls Project. Visit

6:30 p.m.: The Harbor Mesa Lions club meets at Mario's Mexican Restaurant in Huntington Beach, 18603 Main St. Visit

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