Community & Clubs: Annual Fish Fry coming to Fairview Park this year

The Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club will hold its 65th annual Fish Fry in a new location: Fairview Park.

Admission to the two-day event to the park, 2525 Placentia Ave., on June 2 and 3 is free, while the delicious fish dinners will be served starting at noon for a cost of $10.

There will be carnival rides for all ages. Vendors will be selling corn on the cob, hot dogs and burgers, delicious pies and games of chance. And there is a baby contest and entertainment on the stage.

The event remains a great time for families. For more information, visit


DAR announces scholarship winner

Yuri Arriaza, a senior graduating from Estancia High School, will be awarded the chapter scholarship at a Wednesday luncheon and award ceremony, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Scott's Restaurant & Bar, 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.

In attendance will be Yuri's family, as well as Charles Hinman, Newport-Mesa Unified School District's assistant superintendent of secondary education, and members of the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter.

Yuri also received the DAR Good Citizen Award at the chapter's 61st Annual American History Awards in March.

Known as the largest women's patriotic organization in the world, DAR has more than 165,000 members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 11 foreign countries. The DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children, and programs for new immigrants.

For more information about DAR and its programs, visit, call (202) 628-1776 or your local chapter,


Lions earn top honors

Harbor Mesa Lions members earned top honors and awards at the recent convention held in Ventura.

District Gov. Ken Sherwood named Joan Parks as District "Lion of the Year." Joan was the president of the Sight & Hearing Foundation, co-chairwoman of the Teen Recognition Program and district trustee of the Student Speakers Foundation. She was also involved with many projects and programs for her club.

Sue Seager was given a prestigious award for her commitment to the Lions Student Exchange Program. Sandi Scheafer was given an appreciation award for being on the convention committee, and Carol Van Holt was also given this award for her media relations position. The district has more than 1,200 members from Orange and San Bernardino counties.


Thousands attend Field of Honor

More than 3,500 people, including 600 grade school students, attended this past weekend's Field of Honor sponsored by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor and held at Castaways Park in Newport Beach.

According to Jerry Nininger, event chair, Saturday's program included a Marine color guard, pipe and drum from Orange County Fire, and a keynote speech by a Tuskegee Airman. The American Legion and Sons of the Legion dedicated 30 flags at the event.

"There were a lot of teary eyes on the hill as people walked among the flags," said Nininger.


Hall of Fame luncheon coming

The public is invited to attend the Daily Pilot Community and Clubs Hall of Fame luncheon at noon on June 8 at the American Legion Post 291, 215 E. 15th St., Newport Beach.

Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach will serve as the master of ceremonies while the induction of honorees will be done by myself, Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis and City Editor Jamie Rowe. Proceeds will benefit Exploring, a program of the Orange County Council of Boy Scouts of America.

Reservations at $50 per person can be made by calling Lane Calvert at (714) 546-8558 ext. 181 or by sending an email to To nominate a candidate from a service club, community group or congregation, contact Calvert or myself at



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.

5:30 p.m.: The 57-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club to hear a presentation by Darrell Johnson, deputy chief executive for the Orange County Transportation Authority. For more information, 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 Club. For more information, visit

The 95-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the BCYC for its annual car show known as the Concours d'Anciens. For more information visit

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

The 55-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, for a program by Gary Sherwin from Visit Newport Inc., the city's marketing organization. For more information, visit

The 45-member Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club. For more information, visit



7:15 a.m.: The 58-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club meets at Working Wardrobes for a program by Steve Bender discussing an international project on dental clinics for Africa and Mexico. For more information, go to

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