Community & Clubs: Just Seventeen, and in a magazine

The evening of Oct. 14 was marked by Seventeen Magazine's Pretty Amazing winner, Lindsay Brown, a soccer player and recent Notre Dame graduate, sharing her inspiring story of helping to educate and empower young girls in Nepal and Africa. For more about Soroptimist International, contact Newport Harbor Area President Dalia Badajos Lugo at (949) 291-5772 or


Hunger Walk adds participants

The list of congregations and groups participating in Sunday's 25th Annual Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council CROP Hunger Walk is growing, according to chairman Steve Goetz.

The list includes Irvine United Congregational Church, Christ Church by the Sea, University United Methodist Church, Fairview Community Church, St. Mark Presbyterian Church, University Synagogue, Harbor Christian Church, Islamic Education Center of Orange County, Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, Newport Center United Methodist Church, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Temple Bat Yahm, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Buddhist Center — RKINA, Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'i, First Church of Christ Scientist (Newport Beach), First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa, First Drops, Orange Coast College students, StandUp For Kids, Society of Friends (Irvine), Word Youth Ministry, UNICEF students of UC Irvine, coach Steve Spencer's OCC Men's Basketball team, Maria Traver's OCC Puente Club and volunteers from the OCC Culinary Arts program.

Clergy who will be present to give a blessing to walkers include Father Kerry Beaulieu, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels, Imam Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini of the Islamic Education Center and the Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom of Irvine United Congregational Church.

"All, youth, families and groups, are welcome to walk on Sunday," states Goetz. Registration begins at 1 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels, 2046 Mar Vista, Newport Beach, and the walk steps off at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Goetz at (949) 436-1946 or by email at


Service Club Meetings This Week



Noon: The 15-member 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 for a program by Circle K at UCI, which will update us on successes and district awards. On Oct. 31, the club will hold a Halloween Monster's Ball; come in your best costume. For more information, visit

Noon: The 75-member Exchange Club of Newport Harbor meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Mark Pash on "Saving Capitalism." On Oct. 31, the club will hold a Ladies Day Program with a music performance by a ukulele and banjo group. For more information, visit

Noon: 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

Noon: The 55-member Newport-Irvine Rotary Club meets at the University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine.

6:00 p.m.: The 57-member Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. Speakers this week are Rotarians Rick and Mary Todd, parents of Shane Todd, a young man who died in Singapore last year under suspicious circumstances. For more information, visit



6:30 p.m.: The Harbor Mesa Lions Club meets at the Costa Mesa Country Club on the first and third Monday of each month. For more information, email



7:15 a.m.: The 58-member Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Club will meet at the Five Crowns Restaurant, 3801 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, for a program by Fred Navarro, superintendent of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. On Nov. 5, the speaker will be author Marty Brounstein, discussing "Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust." For more information, visit

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