A French son
Get a dose of culture from the Continent at a special screening of
"The Son" ("Le Fils"), directed by French brothers Jean-Pierre and
Luc Dardenne, at 7 p.m. Thursday at UC Irvine's Humanities
Instructional Building, room 100.
The 2002 film will be introduced by Julien Weber, a doctoral
candidate in the university's French and Italian department. For
those who don't speak French, the film is shown with English
Admission is $5, with discounts for students and seniors. For
information, call (949) 824-7418.
Was it 50 years ago?
The Newport Harbor High School class of 1955 is holding its
50-year reunion this weekend. It begins Friday night with a football
game and continues with a social event on Balboa Island. On Saturday
morning, graduates can cruise the Newport Harbor and then dine and
dance at an event at Newport Harbor Yacht Club, 720 W. Bay Ave,
starting at 5 p.m. On Sunday, there is a brunch.
For more information, contact Tod White, (949) 675-7102.
Walking for Leilani
Three years after 7-year-old Leilani Gutierrez was paralyzed in a
car accident, the community continues to rally behind her as she
works toward recovery. On Sunday at Fairview Park, her family holds
the fourth annual Walk for Leilani, with live music, a barbecue-style
picnic and games. The event is sponsored by the Costa Mesa police and
fire departments, Jo Hendriks Art Studio and others.
Walkers, who will stroll around a trail in the park, pay a $20
registration fee and may collect donations from sponsors. The event
lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fairview Park, 2525 Placentia Ave.,
Costa Mesa. Visit o7www.ourleilani.comf7 for information.