American Legion National Commander Jimmie Foster is scheduled to attend a dinner at Newport Harbor Post 291 on Monday, Dec. 13. Key members of Foster's command staff will accompany him to the dinner. Also attending will be the parents of Michael A. Monsoor (Navy Seal, Iraq War), a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor, and Medal of Honor Recipient Tibor "Ted" Rubin (Army, Korea). From the American Legion Department of California will be Cmdr. Mark Foxworthy and Department Adjutant Bill Siller III. Post 291 Cmdr. Steve Spriggs will preside. Entertainment will be provided by Celebration USA, the patriotic singing and performance art youth group from Villa Park.
Stuffed animal drive
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa and the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area, the Builders Torch Club, a service-leadership club of fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-graders at the Boys & Girls Club in Costa Mesa, is holding a stuffed animal drive. The group is seeking donations for a local hospital of new or gently used stuffed animals. Donations can be dropped off between now and Dec. 15 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area, 2131 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, contact Gia at (949) 642-8372.
Estancia Coast Classic
The 26th annual Estancia Coast Classic, sponsored by the Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club, will be held Dec. 27-30 at Estancia High School, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. Each year the club produces a printed program for the Classic. The club is seeking advertising support from community businesses and Estancia parents and alumni. Rates for ads in the program start at $75 for a business card ad and go to $225 for a full-page ad. For more information or to secure ad space, contact Schaefer at (949) 435-0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SERVICE CLUB MEETINGS THIS WEEK
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, 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 http://www.costamesarotary.org.
6 p.m.: The 65-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. http://www.newportbalboa.org
7 a.m.: The 20-member Costa Mesa Orange Coast Lions Club meets at Mimi's Café, Newport & Harbor Blvds., Costa Mesa.
Noon: The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Newport Beach-Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeachkiwanis.org.
11 a.m.: The 95-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. For more information visit http://www.nhexchange.org.
Noon: The 40-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Golf and Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.costamesakiwanis.org.
The 65-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, for a program by Dr. Jim McGaugh of UCI Neuroscience. Visit http://www.ni-rotary.org.
The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Golf and Country Club. http://www.costamesakiwanis.org
6 p.m.: The Harbor Mesa Lions Club meets at the Van Holts' home for a Christmas Party.
7:15 a.m.: The Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Five Crowns, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, for a business meeting. http://www.newportbeachsunriserotary.org.
COMMUNITY & CLUBS is published Wednesdays. Send your service club's meeting information by fax to (714) 921-8655 or by e-mail to email@example.com.