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From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

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Literacy Project | November 14 | “Cheers for Literacy” from 6 - 8 p.m. Join in the fun when USC vies against UCLA during the ultimate cocktail war. Celebrity bartenders battle for the most cash tips. Meet the celebrity bartenders: Team USC - Stephanie Argyros, president, The Argyros Group and Mike Salmon, partner, Madison Street Partners will stir and shake it up from 6 - 7 p.m.; Team UCLA – Tim DeCinces, real estate broker, Pacific Sotheby’s and Cory Brandt, sales executive, Granite Escrow will concoct your favorite libations from 7 - 8 p.m. Admission is any contribution you can make by supporting the bartenders. Proceeds benefit Literacy Project, helping at-risk children learn to read.

Contact: For more information, call 949.721.1319.

Takes place at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, 3131 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Orangewood Foundation | November 17 | Share Our Wine Orange County at 6 p.m. This is an evening of celebration, as guests raise a glass to benefit Orangewood.

Contact: Carlos Leija at 714.619.0201. www.orangewoodfoundation.org

Takes place at The Pacific Club, 410 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts | November 30 | Segerstrom Center’s 45th annual Candlelight Concert is the premier Orange County holiday event. This evening of elegance and star-power entertainment raises funds to support the Center’s community engagement and education programs that serve more than 360,000 students and families each year. Guests enjoy the rare experience of stepping into the spotlight for dining and dancing on the Segerstrom Hall stage itself, followed by a late night after party on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Orangewood Foundation | December 4 | Third Annual Samueli Academy Choir Concert.

Contact: Jeff Gilstrap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.orangewoodfoundation.org

Takes place at Samueli Theater in Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Hoag Hospital Foundation | December 8 at 5 p.m. | Every holiday season, Hoag Hospital Foundation welcomes more than 600 Hoag supporters, volunteers and friends to celebrate the Christmas Carol Ball, now in its 52nd year. With a rich history of support, the Christmas Carol Ball is a true testament of our community’s dedication to Hoag and its mission. Enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship and fabulous food, along with dancing and special holiday touches in a gorgeous setting. Attire: Formal black tie. Hosted valet parking.

Contact: www.hoagpromise.org

Takes place at Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point.

Share Our Selves | December 17 - 20 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. | This holiday season marks the 49th of the annual Adopt A Family Program. In what has become a cherished tradition, SOS connects struggling Orange County families with generous community members who provide gifts and food for the holidays. This year, SOS will connect donors with more than 1,400 families with children recommended by Costa Mesa and Santa Ana organizations and schools. Help make a difference in the lives of children and families in need. Give hope to thousands in Orange County this season.

Dec. 17 - 19 are drop-off dates for donated items; December 20 is the pick-up date for recipient families. Free admission and parking for all donors, volunteers and staff 

Contact: To get more information and to see how you can participate, call 949.270.2187; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.shareourselves.org/aaf

Takes place at OC Fair & Event Center in the Costa Mesa & Huntington Beach buildings, the Courtyard and Santa Ana Pavilion, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

 

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Newport Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

NB Central Library

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

Let’s Talk Tech – Drop In, November 6 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and from 4 - 6 p.m. Learn how to download eBooks, emagazines and streaming video resources and find out about the software and hardware available in the Media Lab. Stop by the sign at Central Library and ask questions. Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Finding the Best Fit College, November 6 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. There are more than 2,000 four-year colleges and universities in the United States for students to consider. How can families identify those schools at which their student will be happiest and most successful? This seminar will teach attendees how to be savvy college shoppers. They’ll share ways to recognize what types of colleges might be good fits and show attendees how to evaluate the many factors that need to be considered, like size, location and majors. They’ll even discuss how to visit colleges, a college planning ritual that sounds easy, but can sometimes be as stressful as full-contact karate. This program is in partnership with Collegewise of Irvine. Visit the library website for the online registration form. Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

LEGO Block Party, November 7 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

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Author Janelle Brown, November 7 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. An essayist and journalist, Janelle Brown’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Wired, Self, RealSimple, Lenny, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications. Her riveting new novel, Watch Me Disappear is a suspenseful page-turner that captures a family’s search for answers after the disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother. Brown began her career as a staff writer at Wired during the dotcom boom years, working on seminal web sites like HotWired and Wired News. In the 1990s, she was also the editor and co-founder of Maxi, an irreverent (and now, long-gone) women’s pop culture Webzine. Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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Library Live with Jonathan Bloom, November 8 at 7 p.m. We live in a time when more people are going hungry and the food we throw away daily is enough to fill the Rose Bowl stadium. Journalist and food waste expert Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It), will be speaking as part of the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation’s Library Live series, challenging us to look closer at what we buy, how we store and how we waste food. He offers practical solutions which will leave you informed about what you can do to become more food conscious. He has interviewed numerous experts, from famed chef Alice Waters to Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen, to find out not only why and how we waste, but what we can do “to keep our Earth and its inhabitants physically and morally healthy.” The lecture is free and reservations are required. For tickets, visit www.nbplfoundation.org/content/Library-Live.html.

Coding for Kids: Daisy the Dinosaur, November 13 from 4 - 5 p.m. Would you like to learn computer coding? Join in this special hands-on workshop introducing kids to simple coding techniques. Using iPads, children will animate Daisy using drag and drop commands creating their own programming sequences along the way. All materials provided; please feel free to bring your own iPad. The Daisy the Dinosaur app is available to download for free (iOS only). Geared for ages 5 - 8. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is free and attendance is first-come, first-served, limited by room capacity. Takes place in Central Library’s Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Book Discussion Group, November 14 from 9:15 - 11 a.m. The Charlotte “Charlie” Alexander Book Discussion Group will be discussing, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Synopsis: In the dawning light of a latesummer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in this portrait of a city and its people. Doors open at 9 a.m.; no reserved seating and registration isn’t necessary. If you haven’t finished or read the book, come anyway. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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LEGO Block Party, November 14 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Coloring Is for Everyone, November 14 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Adults, teens and kids are welcome to stop by for a pre-holiday season relaxing afternoon. Coloring materials and pages for all ages, from simple to elaborate, will be available. Takes place at Balboa Library Branch, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Balboa.

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SCORE Workshop: Get Five-Star Reviews on Google, Yelp and Facebook, November 15 from 5:30 - 8:45 p.m. This series of business workshops is funded by Friends of the Library. Geared to adults. For more information and to register, visit www.orangecounty.score.org. Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Author Kim Hooper: Cherry Blossoms, November 17 from 4 - 5 p.m. Dana Point author Kim Hooper will talk about her second and most recent book, Cherry Blossoms, which reviewers describe as “part travel guide, part comedy, part exploration of grief and relationships.” Her debut novel, People Who Knew Me was released in May 2016. It focuses on a character who fakes her death after 9/11 and starts a new life, but years later she is forced to confront her own past in order to secure the future of her daughter. Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Thanksgiving Crafts, November 20 from 12 - 3 p.m. Feeling thankful? Join the fun during an afternoon of Thanksgiving Day crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Geared for ages 3 and up. First, come, first served. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

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LEGO Block Party, November 21 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Medicine in Our Backyard, November 26 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. NBPL Foundation, in partnership with UC Irvine Health, presents Medicine in Our Backyard, a series of lectures featuring internationally known UC Irvine Health physicians who will discuss research and cutting-edge technology in their various fields of expertise. Speaker: Shaista Malik, M.D. Topic: Activating resiliency against, stress, inflammation and heart disease. Dr. Malik is the founding Executive Director of the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute and the founding Associate Vice Chancellor, Integrative Health, of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. She is also the Medical Director of the Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Rehab and Women’s Heart Disease programs at UC Irvine. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Lecture and Q&A from 7 - 8:30 p.m. No charge to attend. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Balloon Workshop with Mr. Twister, November 27 from 4 - 5 p.m. Learn to make your own balloon creations and crazy hats with Mr. Twister, the Balloon Guy! This is a hands-on workshop that gets everyone involved. All ages welcome. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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LEGO Block Party, November 28 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Beyond the Canvas – The Great Masters in Art: Raphael, November 28 from 7 - 8 p.m. This season, award-winning professor Jacqueline Hahn will explore the Great Masters, in this fascinating art lecture series on legendary artists’ lives and artistic movements. Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period. Learn more about the great masters of art in a fascinating visual presentation. Free to the public; seating is first come, first served. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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SAVE THE DATE: Festival Ballet for Kids presents The Nutcracker for Kids, December 1 at 2:30 and 4 p.m. The whole family will enjoy this program for children. “The Nutcracker for Kids” is an abridged narrated version of the holiday classic. The shortened performance features a cast of professional dancers in complete costumes and tells the story of Clara, a young girl who receives the gift of a nutcracker soldier from her mysterious godfather. Overnight, the Nutcracker is magically transformed into a handsome prince who takes Clara on an enchanting journey. Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding for this program is donated by the Friends of the Library. Takes place in the Central Library’s Friends Room, 100 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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Let’s Read! Kids’ Storytimes

Books & Babies – It’s never too early for storytime. Introduce language and reading to the littlest lap-sitters, 6 - 24 months. Central on Mondays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Grant Howald Park’s Community Room on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. Mariners on Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Balboa on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime – Start building a love of reading early with fun stories and songs for toddlers from 24-36 months. Please arrive on time and do not bring older siblings. Central on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Mariners on Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Songs & Stories – Children 2 - 5 years of age will enjoy stories and music, while being introduced to guided movement, yoga and instruments. Grant Howald Park’s Community Room on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:45 a.m..

Preschool Storytime – Stories, poems and songs will inspire literary, dramatic and musical fun for kids 3 - 5 years of age. Balboa on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Mariners on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Grant Howald Park’s Community Room on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:45 a.m.. Central on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Pajama Storytime – Children from age 3 - 7 can enjoy just-before-bed storytelling fun. Don’t forget to come in your pjs! Central on Mondays at 7 p.m.

Family Storytime – Enjoy family time with stories, songs and a craft geared especially for children ages 3-7. Central on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. www.newportkids.org

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Branches

Central Library

1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.;

Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.

Mariners Branch

1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3838

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.;

Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.

Balboa Branch

100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. 949.644.3076

Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday,

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Closed Sundays

Corona del Mar Branch

420 Marigold Ave., Corona del Mar. 949.644.3075

Closed for reconstruction. Scheduled to re-open in Spring 2019. Customers will be able to use services at the Central Library or concierge services at OASIS Senior Center for pickup and return of materials. Existing holds set for pickup at Corona del Mar have been re-routed to the Central Library. Customers can change their desired pickup location by accessing their account online or by contacting the Library.

www.newportbeachlibrary.org


Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

Classic Cars

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Balboa Car Show | Every Sunday from 7 - 9 a.m. 

Fun Zone Parking lot, 600 E. Bay Ave., Balboa Peninsula

Kings, Continuing through November 10. Performance times and ticket prices vary. This newly added show comes to South Coast Repertory’s Segerstrom Stage. Synopsis: Fresh from New York, this incisive comedy takes an unflinching look at how things get done in Washington. When Sydney Millsap wins a seat in Congress, she’s determined to drain the swamp. Then she meets Kate, a whip-smart lobbyist who gets her clients what they want – whatever they want. When Kate helps Sydney try to unseat a powerful senator steeped in cronyism, the result is a “sleek, fast-paced, absorbing and very funny” (Vogue) exploration of money’s corrosive effect on politics.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Kings at SCR

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The Amorous Ambassador, Continuing through December 9. Performances take place Thursdays through Sundays; times vary. Tickets: $20. Synopsis: “The new American Ambassador to Britain, tells his family he’s off to Scotland to play golf, his wife and daughter announce weekend plans of their own. Perkins, the butler, watches stoically as each leaves and as each secretly returns to a seemingly empty house. Enter Harry’s secretary plus the Captain of Marine Corps Embassy Security in the wake of a bomb threat, and the embassy is sealed. Even the imperturbable Perkins is drawn into the shenanigans. This play by Michael Parker will keep you laughing.

Contact: For tickets and box office hours, call 949.631.0288. www.ntaconline.com

Takes place at Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach.

2018 Newport Dunes Triathlon, November 4 at 7 a.m. The race welcomes participants of all ages and skill levels including the young and young at heart. Among the competitors is a nine-year-old contender from Monrovia, a 76-year-old athlete from Pasadena and two blind and visually impaired athletes. The triathlon will also draw celebrity competitors like Emmy Award-winning actress, Katherine Kelly Lang, best known for her role as Brooke Logan on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful. During the Olympic and sprint distance races, athletes will swim in Newport Dunes’ waveless lagoon, bike along the scenic 8-mile circuit which includes the Mountains to the Sea Trail & Bikeway, Upper Newport Bay State Marine Conservation Area and Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, and then return to Newport Dunes for the run. Newport Dunes will feature a “TRI-CATION” camping experience the night before the race with RV or tent camping options just steps from the race course. Available for both families and teams, athletes and their supporters will enjoy food trucks, s’mores and an outdoor family movie the evening prior to the event. Triathlon Village will open on Saturday afternoon for athlete registration & packet pickup, mandatory race briefings as well as check-in for Saturday night campers. Registration is open through October 31. Cost: $50-$150 per person; Newport Dunes Tri-cation Camping Experience: $20 per person. To register and more information, visit the website.

Contact: www.newportdunes.californiatriathlon.org

Takes place at Newport Dunes Resort & Marina, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.

Haydn’s “The Creation”, November 4 at 5 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. For the first time in 45 years, Pacific Chorale presents Haydn’s masterpiece. Inspired by Genesis and Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” “The Creation” was one of the greatest triumphs of the composer’s career, and remains one of the most beloved oratorios of all time. Tickets start at $25.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

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Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet World Tour 2018, November 4 at 7 p.m. Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards, and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. A physical CD or digital download of Krall’s forthcoming album is included with every pair of tickets for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem this offer approximately seven days after your ticket purchase. The performance takes place at Segerstrom Hall with tickets starting at $72.50.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

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The Wonderful Music of Oz, November 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. This Pacific Symphony performance takes place in Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with tickets starting at $45. Follow the yellow brick road on a musical journey celebrating all things Oz! Joined by the Hollywood sound of the Symphony, three bewitching vocalists interpret favorites from the hit Broadway show, Wicked, the dazzling reimagined film, The Wiz, and of course the 1939 classic film, The Wizard of Oz. Richard Kaufman is conducting.

Contact: Call 714.755.5799. www.pacificsymphony.org; www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

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3rd Annual Center Salutes Our Veterans on November 11 from 10:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join this day of celebration in honor and support of local veterans and active-duty military personnel. Enjoy a fun afternoon of music and camaraderie featuring live performances by the Darden Sisters and the Mud Bug Brass Band as well as the opportunity to assemble a care package for a soldier in need.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Argyros Plaza

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Waitress, November 13 - 25 and 10 with varying performance times. This performance takes place in Segerstrom Hall with tickets starting at $29. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, November 24 through December 24, starring Hal Landon Jr., as everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, and directed by John-David Keller after 39 impressive years. Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters – Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, and the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come. For ages 6 and up, no children under the age of 6 will be admitted. The performance occurs on Segerstrom Stage.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Ghost and Scrooge

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Watercolor Class: Fall Flowers with Erna, November 16 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to paint fall colors with watercolors. In this class you will explore, create and embrace the art that springs from your heart. Cost: Friends: $35; Non-Members, $45. Maximum 12 people.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Mums

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Block Printing Workshop, November 17 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. You’ll be printing your own holiday apron. Dipping vintage woodblocks into holiday-themed colors, you’ll create a unique sartorial conversation starter that you can wear while preparing your holiday feasts. As an added bonus, you’ll also be printing a linen wine bag, perfect for transporting that special hostess gift. The same day as the workshop, there is a Trunk Show in the Pelican Courtyard of unique artisan treasure finds, such as clothing, shawls, jewelry, and arts & crafts sourced from the instructor Elizabeth James’ latest trip to India. Cost: $75. Maximum 16 students. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. Reserve your seat online at the website.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com.

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

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Thankful Turkey – Floral Class, November 21 at 9 a.m. Join instructor Janelle Wiley as she assists you in creating this always popular floral turkey...festive from tail to beak. A colorful addition to any holiday table. Cost: Friends: $45; Non-Members, $55. Pre-registration is required.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Winter Fest OC 2018, December 20 through January 6, 2019. Southern California’s largest winter experience features 40,000 square feet of new attractions, plus back-by-popular demand activities, new seasonal food and beverages, and more. Don’t miss SoCal Dicken’s Village, Candy & Snowflake Wonderland, Festival of Lights, Orange Ball New Year’s Eve Celebration and Club Winter Fest. Cost: Tickets start at $10.

Contact: www.ocfair.com

Takes place at Orange County Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

SAVE THE DATE: 19th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party, February 14 - 17, 2019. Featuring five big bands and more than 130 artists, headliners include Jack Jones, Shelly Berg and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra among others. 

Contact: Call 949.205.1252 for tickets and more information.

Takes place at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Jack Jones