Community & Clubs: Community service riddle

What do you get when you open your doors to the Red Cross for a blood drive, the fire department for CPR training and a delicious grilled lunch, a Semper Fi military honor ceremony, the Orange County Woodworkers Assn. for a woodworking service project, and no less than 20 other hands-on service projects performed by hundreds of walk-in volunteers?

You get an event called Hearts & Hands.

Presented by the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council and hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the 12th annual Hearts & Hands Community Service Day welcomes everyone to join with individuals, families and groups from many faiths, organizations, schools and neighborhoods from all over Southern California.

"This event has become a wonderful tradition, bringing our community together under the common goal of serving those in need," said event coordinator Jaimie Day. "Suffering occurs all over the world and in so many ways. This day of service allows us to relieve the needs of many by the goods we produce and the skills we contribute — not to mention the fulfillment we experience while working together in cause and friendship."

This event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at 801 Dover Drive, Newport Beach. Come for an hour or spend the day. You'll know you have made a world of difference. For more information, email Day at or visit



The Harbor Mesa Lions and all Lions clubs are collecting funds to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.

This horrible disaster has caused many losses to those who live in the areas hit by Sandy, and once again, Lions are one of the first to respond with funds to help. Lions International has already donated $200,000 and has asked that all clubs help by collecting locally.

Unlike other organizations that help in these types of disasters, Lions International donates 100% of each dollar you donate to the victims. None of the money is used for administration of the organization. You can donate at, or you can give it to any Lions club in the community.

Harbor Mesa Lions will forward any funds collected for this cause directly to the headquarters of Lions International. To send to their club, make the check out to Lions Clubs International Foundation and designate that it is for Hurricane Sandy victims. You can give the check to any Lions member or mail it to: Harbor Mesa Lions, P.O. box 1841, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.


'Skyfall' Fundraiser Thursday for Exchange Club

The Newport Harbor Exchange Club annual fund raiser is Thursday, with the premiere of the latest James Bond movie, "Skyfall." The event, which includes a food festival at 5:30 p.m., is at the Lido Theater, 3459 Via Lido, in Newport Beach, with all the food you can eat and drinks of all kinds. Tickets are $60, or $90 for VIP preferred seating and valet parking. For last-minute tickets, call Dick Freeman at (949) 644-5752.




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



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.

The 95-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club to hear Ed Romeo speak on "One Nation Under God," and on Nov. 15, Marcus Evans will discuss "California's Next Century." For more information, visit

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

The 55-member Rotary Club of Newport Irvine meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, for a presentation by attorney Barbara Lichman on the history and future of John Wayne Airport noise restrictions. On Nov. 15, Reiko Sakata from the Los Angeles Rotary and co-chairman of the Myanmar Orphanages Water System Project will discuss Rotary International's plans for Myanmar. For more information, visit

6 p.m.: The 57-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Supt. Fred Navaro on the state of education in the school district after Tuesday's election results on Propositions 30 and 38. For more information, visit



7:15 a.m.: The 58-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club will meet at the Five Crowns Restaurant, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., for a program by Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner and on Nov. 20 the speaker will be David Paul Collins, author of "Shanghaied." For more information visit

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