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From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

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Environmental Nature Center (ENC) | January 23 beginning at 5:30 p.m. | The ENC is celebrating the addition of a new life-sized California Condor display during this Condors & Cocktails fundraiser. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine donated by Esser Vineyards and signature condor-themed cocktails. Proceeds from the event, including a condor trivia contest and silent auction, will benefit the ENC Nature Preschool. Construction on the highly anticipated state-of-the-art ENC Nature Preschool has begun, with an estimated completion date of August 2019. The ENC Nature Preschool will be the community’s first nature preschool and nature play area. The preschool will be located on 1.3 acres bordering the Nature Center’s Redwood Forest at 745 Dover Drive. For more information, visit www.encnaturepreschool.org.

Contact: ENC Executive Director Bo Glover at 949.645.8489, ext. 10 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tickets to the event can be purchased at www.encenter.org.

Takes place at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach. 

Human Kindness Club | January 25 beginning at 9 a.m. | This local nonprofit charity organization dedicated to making a difference in the world by giving perpetually to those in need worldwide, is hosting the “Fairway to Heaven Celebrity Golf Tournament” at Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast, with proceeds supporting Make a Wish Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project. After enjoying a day of golf (9 a.m. shotgun start), with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from every tee, participants will be treated to an evening of inspiring speeches by celebrity guests, a sumptuous dinner, an awards ceremony with prizes for tournament winners, and a silent auction and opportunity drawing, among other highlights. Participants will be vying to win top prizes that include a million-dollar golf shot giveaway, an all-expense paid trip for two to the Masters via a putting contest, a $10,000 cash giveaway and a 2018 Ducati Motorcycle, generously donated by Fletcher Jones Motorcars Newport Beach. Plush swag bags, Mastro’s martinis and girls dressed as angels will add some sizzle to the tournament. Celebrity golfers include actors Michael Dudikoff, Rick Ravanello and Kevin Sorbo, and former pro athletes Doug DeCinces, Byron Russell, Bryon Chamberlain, Mike Salmon, Ron Brown, Garry Templeton, Chris Hale and Ricky Ellis, to name a few. The cost is $380 per person and $1,500 for a team of four. Sponsorships and tickets are available online at www.humankindness.org.

Contact: To purchase tickets or learn more about sponsorships for the Human Kindness Club Fairway to Heaven Celebrity Golf Tournament, contact Karla VandenBerg at 208.272.1578 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Takes place at Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

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Holy Family Services | February 1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. | The Adoption Guild of Southern California will welcome supporters to its 58th annual Patroness Event to raise funds for Holy Family Services (HFS) Adoption and Foster Care. Guests will enjoy lunch, a silent auction, a shopping boutique and a grand prize opportunity drawing for a $2,500 Fashion Island gift card. The Patroness gathering will be all about fashion, with Palm Springs Life magazine Fashion Editor Susan Stein discussing spring trends. Fashion guru, William Squire, will deliver “Your Signature Style.” Grayse of Fashion Island will present a spring fashion show. For more than 50 years, the Adoption Guild of Southern California has supported HFS Adoption and Foster Care. With the hope of giving every child an opportunity to have a loving family, dedicated volunteers work each year to raise funds. Since 1961, the Adoption Guild has generated more than $4.4 million in funding, contributing to about 3,000 adoptions.

Contact: To purchase tickets, donations or underwriting, visitwww.bipal.net/2019agpatronessevent, or contact Christine Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 310.600.1675.

Takes place at Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

American Cancer Society | February 16 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Peace, Love & Cars – Drive for Hope, is a car show supporting the American Cancer Society. They will have an array of classic cars, live entertainment, vendors and food.  South Event Space. Admission to the car show is included with your OC Market Place ticket. All cars are welcome and there is no registration fee to participate. Registration and entry for participating cars will be through Gate 10 from 8 -10 a.m. For Sale signs are not permitted and drivers may not sell items on the premises.

Contact: www.ocmarketplace.com

Takes place at the Orange County Market Place in the South Event Space, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Cure Duchenne | March 2 from 5 - 10 p.m. | Wine connoisseurs and epicureans: Indulge in Napa Valley’s premier wines at CureDuchenne’s Napa in Newport event. From cult wine brands to exquisite cuisine to unparalleled auction lots, Napa in Newport brings together renowned vintners and wine enthusiasts for a truly unforgettable evening. Featuring coveted wines served alongside perfectly paired culinary creations, the Grand Tasting offers a spectacular night of wining and dining, and culminates in a spirited live auction. Celebrity Chef: Casey Thompson, a former finalist and three-time competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef. Cocktail attire recommended. Single tickets: $800. Sponsorships available. With this evening’s proceeds going to CureDuchenne – the nation’s leading Duchenne nonprofit organization with a mission of finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy – you can enjoy the festivities all the more knowing you’re supporting a righteous cause. The most common and fatal form of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne is a devastating, progressive muscle-wasting disease most commonly found in young boys. Affecting 15,000 children in the U.S. and 300,000 worldwide, there is currently no known cure for Duchenne. Cure Duchenne is headquartered in Newport Beach.

Contact: www.cureduchenne.org

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

Balboa Island Museum | February 12 from 6 - 8 p.m. | This fundraiser features a new speaker panel and networking series for women in Orange County. The inspirational evening will be guest moderated by Kim Bates, a leader in Women’s mentorship, coaching and empowerment. She is the founder of The WSDM® (Wisdom) Salon Series for Women. The theme for this first event is “The Rocky Road to Success.” They will be discussing the failures and/or tough life lessons that women have faced before they reached success. They will be getting “real” about the price of success for women. A panel of influential and inspiring women will share their personal stories to light up the hearts, minds and souls of the audience. Scheduled panelists: Melissa Friebe - SVP, Brand Marketing & Consumer Insights, Taco Bell; Stefanie Farnsworth Salem - CEO and Founder, Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival; Daphne Freeman - SVP Sales & Events at Urban Decay; Nancy Dahan - Partner at Brown & Dahan LLP; Danielle Kennedy - Actress, Author and Lover of Life, Hollywood; and Annie Winger - Former COO and CFO of BVaccel. Limited seats are available with a minimum $30 donation. A $50 donation includes new membership to the museum. The event will be held at the museum, with an optional social and networking nearby on the Island afterward.

Contact: To register, visit https://balboaislandmuseum.org/the-rocky-road-to-success/.

Takes place at Balboa Island Museum, 210 Marine Ave., Balboa Island.

BrightFutures4Kids | March 9 | 21st Annual BrightFutures4Kids fundraiser, The Heart of Broadway evening themed Bright Lights, Brighter Futures features dining, dancing, entertainment and silent & live auctions. The elegant gala will unite business and community leaders for a night of awareness and support for child abuse prevention services to many of the 10,000 at-risk children and their families in Orange County. Sponsorships range from $5,000 - $25,000. 

Contact: www.brightfutures4kids.org

Takes place at Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian | March 6 - 10 | After an illustrious 20-year partnership with Toshiba, this event is entering a new era with Hoag assuming title sponsor ownership and becoming the Hoag Classic. This tournament will deliver world-class entertainment and infuse millions of dollars into our local economy. The Hoag Classic is televised domestically on the Golf Channel, and internationally on PGA TOUR television partners overseas. This exposure provides benefits that are immeasurable, and the positive light shed on Orange County residually impacts the businesses and individuals who reside here. Pre-tournament events include Monday, March 4: Womanology from 7:30 -10 a.m. in the Newport Beach Country Club Ballroom that will lead guests on a journey to better health and enhancing their well-being. The special event will start with a morning brunch and meet and greet, followed by an entertaining open panel discussion with well-known female leaders and physicians from Hoag. Proceeds from Womanology will benefit the Women’s Health Institute at Hoag. (By pre-purchased ticket only.); Monday Pro-Am – Competing inside the ropes and alongside the legends of the PGA TOUR is the most unique golf and entertainment experience in the world. The Monday Pro-Am offers sponsors the first opportunity to experience the championship course before their favorite PGA TOUR Champions players go head-to-head later that week. Each amateur foursome is paired with a professional in this one day competition; Tuesday, March 5: Breakfast with a Champion from 7:30 - 10 a.m. in the Newport Beach Country Club Ballroom. Do you ever wonder about the journey it takes to become a tour pro? Or the most prized moment in an accomplished career? And what it was like playing alongside some of the most influential players in the history of golf – like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus or Sam Snead? The Breakfast with a Champion event provides an unparalleled opportunity to get to know one of your favorite golf legends like never before. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2019 Breakfast with a Champion Guest of Honor. (By pre-purchased ticket only.)

Contact: For a detailed roster of tournament events, visit www.hoagclassic.com

Takes place at Newport Beach Country Club, One Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach.

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Childhelp Orange County | March 14 | The 33rd Annual Diamond Jubilee Fashion Show & Luncheon is one of three fundraisers held by the Childhelp Orange County Chapter members each year. At this year’s event, they will honor Childhelp founders, Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara with the Inspiration Award, and actress and singer, Jen Lilley, with the Children’s Friend Award. Event co-chairs Linda Burns, Patti Edwards and Tami Smith anticipate welcoming 400 guests for an afternoon of friendship, fashion and fun. Childhelp is celebrating its 60th year in the fight against child abuse and neglect. Guests will be treated to a New York Fashion Week runway-style fashion show presented by South Coast Plaza and featuring the latest fashion trends from the likes of Bally, Escada, Intermix, Lafayette 148, Max Mara, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tadashi Shoji and Ted Baker London. David Yurman will offer informal modeling of their jewelry. There will also be an opportunity drawing offering prizes provided by South Coast Plaza designer boutiques. Tickets: $175 - $50,000. To purchase tickets, visit www.one.bidpal.net

Contact: Pam Pharris, 949.892.7300. www.childhelp.org

Takes place at Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach, 690  Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Editor’s Note: If you have a philanthropic event with a connection to Newport Beach you would like to see publicized, please email the information with an image and contact person with email address to Lana Johnson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to reach out to Newport Beach non-profit organizations, visit https://greatnonprofits.org/city/newport-beach/CA.

Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

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

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

American Ballet Theatre Harlequinade, Continuing through January 20 with varying performance times. Tickets start at $29. Audiences are in for a delightful treat with the West Coast Premiere of a rare gem created over a remarkable 18 months. ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this comic treasure to life, inspired by Marius Petipa’s archival notes. In this full-length celebration of the Italian Commedia dell’ Arte, the love-struck Harlequin ardently pursues the captivating Columbine, whose father would prefer she marry a wealthy suitor. After madcap misadventures, love triumphs. For opening night on Thursday, Jan. 17, they’re hosting Kids Night at the Ballet and kids can go for free when you purchase one adult ticket at full price. Use code KIDS when purchasing. Make sure to come early, as there will be fun activities for kids in the lobbies starting at 6 p.m., including coloring stations, crafts, activities, photo opportunities and more.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Off Center Festival, Continuing through January 26 with varying times and ticket prices. Features “HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True” making its Off Center Festival debut with performances on Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.; Flaco Navaja: “Evolution of a Sonero” makes its Off Center Festival debut, with performances on Thursday through Saturday, January 17, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m.; and Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra: “No Place to Go” making its Off Center Festival debut with performances on Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. For more details, visit the website.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

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

Flaco Navaja for Best Bets

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Discovery Day at Centennial Farm, January 18 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Discovery Days at Centennial Farm give guests an opportunity to take a self-guided tour through the farm with volunteers nearby to provide information and answer farm-related questions. Reservations are required for groups of six or more children. Free admission, however, donations for the farm are gratefully appreciated.

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

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The Gin Game, January 18 - February 17. Performances take place Thursdays through Sundays; times vary. Tickets: $20. Synopsis: “The play’s brilliance lies in its simplicity and economy. The metaphor of a common card game played by two people raises universal issues...This will become one of the great classics of the American theater.” – Thomas E Ruddy, review of The Gin Game in Library Journal. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1978; nominated for four Tony Awards.

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.

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9th Annul Pet Days on January 19 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pet Days is back featuring local rescues for pet adoptions, non-profit vendors offering animal education, and small business owners offering pet supplies and services for purchase. For free admission into the Market Place, simply bring a donation and they will waive your $2 fee.

Donation items include: paper towels, towels, bleach, cat litter, potty pads, fresh new pet food (no human, open or expired food), gift cards and cash donations. No personal pets are allowed at this event.

Contact: www.ocmarketplace.com/events/9th-annual-pet-days

Takes place at Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Pet Days

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Newport Sea Base’s Family Outing on January 19 with a Family Sailing and BBQ from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m., with a “Go See It” harbor boat ride taking place from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 2:30 p.m. Each event requires reservations and has different minimum ages.

Contact: Call 949.642.5031. www.newportseabase.org

Takes place at the Newport Sea Base, 1931 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Professor Planethead’s Symphonic Space Adventure on January 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $15. Join Professor Planethead on his musical journey through outer space complete with visually captivating NASA projections and dancers from Backhausdance. Hear the Orange County Youth Symphony perform music from Holst’s The Planets and raise your lightsabers as you hear “The Imperial March” from Star Wars. This concert will transport your imagination to a galaxy far, far away. (Approximate run time is 45 minutes.) Michael Christ Powers is guest conductor. Pre-concert activities begin at 1 p.m. Check out the lobby prior to the performance for hands-on activities, including a musical instrument petting zoo courtesy of the Philharmonic Society’s Music Mobile, arts and crafts, photo booth, and more.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

CHEERpros CA State Cheer & Dance Championships, January 19 - 20. School/youth rec cheer and all dance teams will compete on January 19; All-star cheer teams compete on January 20.

Contact: www.cheerpros.com

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

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, January 19 - February 16. Performance times and ticket prices vary. In a barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop, Sweeney Todd plots revenge on the lecherous judge who wronged him and his family. In the seedy underbelly of 19th century London, desperate times lead to diabolical schemes – and strange alliances. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary songs like “Pretty Women” and “Not While I’m Around,” this Tony Award-winning masterpiece was proclaimed, “more fun than a graveyard on the night of the annual skeleton’s ball” by the New York Daily News. Performances occur on the Segerstrom Stage.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

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

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Classical Music 101 on January 20 at 10:30 a.m. Hosted by: Brian Lauritzen, Classical KUSC host and Tommy Phillips, Philharmonic Society President and Artistic Director. Whether you are new to classical music or a seasoned listener, Classical Music 101 is designed for audiences to deepen their understanding and appreciation of classical music. Explore various topics, including the concertgoing experience, how to listen for and uncover themes within the music, enjoy musical demonstrations by special guests and leading experts, and participate in an open forum Q&A. Free admission, but tickets are required. General admission seating. 

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Holly, Dolly! on January 22 - 27 with varying performance times. Tickets start at $29. Tony Award®-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly! – the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion – hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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SoCal World Guitar Show, January 26 - 27. Hours: Saturday, Jan 26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets: $20 general admission (children 11 years and younger are free if accompanied by an adult). Parking is $9. International music swap meet where you can buy, sell and trade vintage, new, used and rare guitars, amps, effects and parts for mandolins, banjos, ukes and more. Meet dealers, collectors, buyers, retail stores, authors, manufacturers, builders and appraisers. Public can bring items to sell/trade.

Contact: www.amigoguitarshows.com/socal-summer

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

Crossroads of the West Gun Show, January 26 - 27. Hours: Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets: $18 general admission (children 12 years and younger are free if accompanied by an adult or guardian). Parking is $9.

Contact: www.crossroadsgunshows.com

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

Afternoon Tea in the Gardens on January 30 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in the Garden’s beautiful surroundings. The menu includes a fresh pot of tea, petite fresh currant & chocolate scones, a selection of tea sandwiches and chef’s selection of desserts. Cost: $34 per person plus tax & gratuity. By reservation only.

Contact: For reservations, call 949.673.0033. To view the menu, visit the website.

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

The Beach Boys on January 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59. You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that The Beach Boys’ songs have forever changed the musical landscape, profoundly influencing countless performing artists to follow. The band has continued to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut more than 50 years ago. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Christian Love and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Scheherazade on January 31 - February 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Inspired by the legendary folk stories of A Thousand and One Nights, “Scheherazade” tells the story of a beautiful young bride who must use her charm as a storyteller to save herself from the wrath of a jealous sultan. Also featured are Bernstein’s “Slava!” and Shostakovich’s high voltage Cello Concerto No. 1 – both written for legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Preview talk with Alan Chapman at 7 p.m.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, February 1 - 17. Performance times and ticket prices vary. Based on the book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems. Wilbur is different from all the other Naked Mole Rats. He wears clothes and he likes it. His friends think it’s ridiculous and needs to stop – that’s just a Naked Mole fact. After all, what will happen when Grand-Pah, the oldest and wisest elder in the colony finds out? Filled with tail-shaking good tunes, this outrageously fun musical proves it’s okay to be yourself. Rock on! Performances occur on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Part of the Theatre for Young Audiences, it is geared to grades K - 6.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

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

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Valentine’s Day Watercolor Workshop with Kimberly Heimbach on February 2 from 10 - 11 a.m. Join Artist, Kimberly Heimbach, as she guides you through the basics of painting with watercolor and creating your own Roger’s Gardens exclusive Valentine’s Day greeting cards. Heimbach is an LCAD instructor and owner of own studio. The workshop fee is $100 per person, which includes two (2) hours of instruction and all the materials needed for painting. You will get to take home: two greeting cards, 36 watercolor palette and brush and a postcard with watercolor tips. Open to all levels of painters. Unfortunately, due to material costs, cancellations after January 25 cannot be refunded. Register at the website.

Contact: Call 949.640.5800. www.rogersgardens.com

Takes place at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites, February 2 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and February 3 at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing color all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self. Join in on the fun during free pre-show activities before The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites. Celebrate the colorful work of Eric Carle with an hour of free activities before performances of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Create a piece of fruit in the style of Eric Carle along with your own very hungry caterpillar to eat its way through it! Learn more about the butterflies and animals you will see in the show with friends from the Environmental Nature Center (Saturday) and Santa Ana Zoo (Sunday), and then pose in front of the special butterfly photo op. Inch or fly your way over to the Samueli Theater lobby early to enjoy all of the fun. Tickets start at $20.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

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

The Very Hungry Catepillar for Best Bets

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Bonsai Exhibition and Show, February 2 - 3. Presented by Sherman Library & Gardens and the Orange Empire Bonsai Society, it includes Winter Silhouette Bonsai as well as a variety of other bonsai trees. On Saturday, Feb. 2,  at 11 a.m., a bonsai workshop for 10 people is offered by Jason Chan of Eastern Leaf Bonsai (easternleaf.com). Participants will learn the basics of initial tree designing, wiring and repotting of a Juniperus Prostrata in a hands-on workshop taught by Chan and assisted by mentors from the Orange Empire Bonsai Society. This will be a two-hour workshop with a lunch break after the first hour of work. Chan is very active in the bonsai community. In 2014, he was elected to the board of the Golden State Bonsai Federation. In 2015, he became the editor of Golden Statements, GSBF’s quarterly bonsai publication. In 2017, he helped establish Bonsai Jidai, Southern California’s premier bonsai school. Pre-registration is required. Workshop fee is $75 for Friends; $100, for Non-Members. On Sunday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m., Debra Mauzy-Melitz demonstrates the making of a Saikei (a small landscape with trees) with audience participation. All visitors to Sherman Library & Gardens on this day are welcome to participate. Mauzy-Melitz is a member of the orange County Bonsai Society and was s demonstrator at the Fullerton Arboretum during Green Scene. A sale table will be available on both days with bonsai trees, small accents and pots. Admission: $5.

Contact: Call 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

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

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COME FROM AWAY on February 5 - 17 at varying times. The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Tickets start at $29.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

COME FROM AWAY for Best Bets

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Mosaic Plant Sculpture, February 6 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Create a unique mosaic project. Mosaic artist David Jarvinen will share his techniques for creating a three-dimensional aloe plant which will be embellished with shimmering glass tiles. All materials and tools provided. Please bring a lunch or snack and beverage. Cost: Friends, $110; Non-Members, $120.Pre-registration is required. Register at the website.

Contact: Call 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

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

Classic Movie Night: Rio Bravo, February 6 at 7 p.m. John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson and Angie Dickinson star in this classic western, Rio Bravo (1959). Sheriff John T. Chance has his hands full after arresting Joe Burdette for murder. He knows that Burdette’s brother Nathan, a powerful rancher, will go to any lengths to get him out of jail. This is an action-packed western classic. Prior to the movie there will be a brief talk about John and Pilar Wayne and their ties to Newport Beach. This event is free. RSVP at the website or call 949.673.1880.

Contact: Call 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

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

Grammy-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell Celebrates The Great American Songbook, February 7 - 9 at 7:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $99. Talk about late bloomers! Grammy-winning music producer Steve Tyrell didn’t record his first album till he was 50 – but he’s more than made up for it in the years since. Not only have many of his albums soared to the top five on Billboard’s jazz charts, but he’s performed concerts throughout the world. The Center favorite returns with a show that celebrates the Great American Songbook, sung with his signature contemporary flair, and honors some of the songwriting greats he’s worked with, among them Burt Bacharach.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

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

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Lunar New Year for Kids on February 9 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Join Pacific Symphony for a special fun-filled Lunar New Year concert celebrating the Year of the Pig. Together you will explore the legends and stories through a musical feast of Eastern and Western music as you celebrate this joyous annual festival observed by many Asian cultures here in Orange County and across the world. Join in the fun at the interactive Musical Carnival in the concert hall lobby at 9 a.m. (for 10 a.m. concertgoers) and 12:15 p.m. (for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers), where kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet the performers, and enjoy musical arts and crafts activities themed to the morning’s concert. Tickets start at $15.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Lunar New Year, February 9 at 8 p.m. Join Pacific Symphony’s annual festivities honoring the Lunar New Year. Celebrating the Year of the Pig, this performance is sure to sell out once again as audiences from across our communities come together to feast on a colorful presentation of Eastern and Western music and dance. Carl St.Clair, conductor. Tickets start at $28.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Galentine’s Event Celebrating Women with Flower Crowns, Shopping & Wine, February 10 at 1 p.m. Hosted by Darla DeMatteo, come and join the Harlow Jean Group for a fabulous afternoon of women celebrating women in the beautiful Pelican Courtyard. You will learn the art of creating a beautiful flower crown, an opportunity for networking, shopping and refreshments. The flower arranging can take anywhere from one to two hours, depending on the complexity and format of the arrangement. Alice’s Table provides aprons for you to wear for the duration of the event. Working with flowers can be messy, so make sure to wear something you won’t mind getting a little dirty. Flowers, vases and tools will be provided. Tickets: $80. Purchased tickets but something came up? You can transfer your ticket to another class as long as you contact them at least 48 hours before the event.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

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19th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party, February 14 - 17.

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.

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Watercolor Class: Orchids with Carol, February 16 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join local artist Carol Kreider as she teaches you how to see and paint color and simple shapes. This class is designed for all levels of painter and non-painter. Each participant will take home his/her own charming orchid painting, so grab your friends and come paint in the Gardens. Cost: Friends, $35; Non-Members, $45. Pre-registration is required. Register at the website.

Contact: Call 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

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

Chinese New Year Celebration: China National Beijing Opera Company & Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra, February 18 at 8 p.m. Celebrate Chinese New Year and experience a dazzling combination of vocal artistry, costumes and acrobatics, along with works that honor centuries-old musical traditions. The Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra opens the concert with works that transport listeners to ancient China with the rich tones of the country’s ancient Imperial Bells and traditional instruments such as the qing, a stone or jade chime; the xun, a vessel flute; and the se, a plucked zither. The chime bells being performed on this evening are replicas of the 2,500-year-old bronze and stone chime bells excavated from the tomb of a Chinese ruler that were discovered in 1978. The China National Beijing Opera Company brings a rare opportunity to experience the quintessence of Chinese culture. Dressed in traditional costumes with full makeup and accompanied by beautiful music, the members of Troupe One of the China National Beijing Opera Company will portray scenes from three classic operas: Divergence and Palace of Eternal Life, as well as Uproar in Heaven, a classic Chinese story that follows the adventures of the mischievous Monkey King who wreaks havoc by rebelling against the Jade Emperor. Tickets start at $28.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Madame Butterfly, February 21, 23 and 26 at 8 p.m. Puccini’s Madame Butterfly tells the story of a young naïve Japanese geisha who believes that her love for a handsome American naval officer is eternal. With its lush score and heartbreaking arias, it is a timeless tale that will stir your emotions. Carl St.Clair, conductor.

 Tickets start at $30.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Gem Faire, February 22 - 24. Features fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing while you shop. Hours: Friday, Feb. 22 from 12 – 6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets: $7 general admission, which is good for all three days; children 11 years and younger are free. Parking is $9.

Contact: www.gemfaire.com

Takes place at Orange County Fair & Event Center in the Costa Mesa Building and Santa Ana Pavilion, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Alladin, March 6 - 23 (no performances on March 11 and March 18). Performance times vary. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots) and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris). Recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets start at $26.50.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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Poor Yella Rednecks, March 30 - April 27. Performance times and ticket prices vary. In the award-winning Vietgone, Qui Nguyen recounted his parents’ hot and hilarious courtship in a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975. Now, six years later, Tong and Quang are building new lives in a foreign land called Arkansas. But marriage is hard –especially when she’s having doubts and his first one isn’t over yet. One family’s history makes for a raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story, told with hip-hop style. Performances occur on the Segerstrom Stage. 

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

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

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Newport Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

NB Central Library

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

“In Residence” landscape oils by Gianne de Genevraye opens, Continuing through March 1 during library hours. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of landscape oil paintings by international artist Gianne de Genevraye who paints public gardens in Europe and the United States. She is a contemporary nature painter, exhibiting widely with work seen in collections in France, Italy, Sweden and the U.S. Born in California, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of California Irvine, studying under contemporary masters Judy Chicago, Tony Delap, Craig Kaufman and John Paul Jones. She was studio assistant to Jennifer Bartlett in France for three years. In 1990-91, she was an Invited Artist at the American Academy of Rome. In 2017, de Genevraye was in residence at the Villa Fontaine in Antibes, France, beginning her residency for her upcoming Sister Cities exhibition at the Newport Beach Public Library. She then returned to Baja, Mexico, painting in both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. In 2018, she traveled during the spring with Newport Beach Sister City to Okazaki, Japan to paint in residence during the cherry blossom festival. Paintings on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Coding for Kids: ScratchJr, January 16 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Would you like to learn computer coding? Join this session for a special hands-on workshop introducing kids to simple coding techniques. Children will design their own interactive projects using the ScratchJr application on iPads. All materials provided; please feel free to bring your own iPad or tablet. The ScratchJr app is available to download for free (iOS, Android). Geared to ages 5 - 8. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Takes place at the Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Balboa.

Evening Book Discussion Group, January 16 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join the Evening Book Discussion Group meeting in the beautiful new Sword meeting room, upstairs. The book to be discussed is Isabel Allende’s Of Love and Shadows. This group meets on the third Wednesday every other month. At each meeting, the group will work together to select the next book title, so come prepared with ideas for future reads. All readers are welcome. No registration required. For more information, email Terry Sanchez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Takes place at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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LEGO Saturdays, January 19 from 12 - 3 p.m. From buildings to action figures, design, build and invent with LEGOs at this casual, but creative program for elementary age children. No registration required. (Not held the first Saturday of the month.) Takes place in Central Library’s Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Penguin Crafts, January 22 from 4 - 5 p.m. Join the fun by celebrating Penguin Awareness Day by learning about penguins and making penguin-inspired crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. First come, first served, limited by room capacity. Geared for ages 3 and up. Takes place at the Mariners Library Branch, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

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LEGO Block Party, January 23 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: Caravaggio, January 23 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. Caravaggio was an Italian painter from the early 1590s to 1610. His paintings combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, and they had a formative influence on Baroque painting. Caravaggio employed close physical observation with a dramatic use of chiaroscuro that came to be known as tenebrism. Learn more about the great masters of art in a fascinating visual presentation. Free to the public; seating is first come, first served. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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The Witte Lectures: Hanna Rosin, January 25 at 7 p.m. and January 26 at 2 p.m. The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation presents a Witte Lecture with Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men and the Rise of Women. The #MeToo climate has created a stunning year of revelation and change. Author Hanna Rosin has researched and lectured on this unfolding topic of the male/female dynamic in the workplace and world at large. She is the author of The End of Men and the Rise of Women, a national bestseller that addresses this sensitive topic with deft humor and insightfulness. She is a regular contributor to The Atlantic and Slate where she has authored notable articles including “The Overprotected Kid,” “The Case Against Breastfeeding,” “The Silicon Valley Suicides,” and “Murder by Craigslist.” Rosin is also the co-host of the acclaimed NPR show, INVISIBILIA, a program about the invisible forces that shape human behavior. Awards from the Education Writers Association and nominations for a National Magazine Award round out her status as a noteworthy author. Rosin has appeared on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and The Today Show. Rosin is the mother of a daughter and two sons and is married to David Plotz, CEO of Atlas Obscura. Where better to study gender dynamics than with one’s own family? Be sure to join us this event for Rosin’s researched view on a most contemporary topic: How men and women are going to work and live side by side in these hypersensitive times. Friday Evening Lecture: Lecture and community conversation with dinner & wine. Tickets are NBPLF member, $58; Non-member, $63. Lecture and Q&A takes place from 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Light supper & wine at 8:30 p.m. Book sales & signing. Saturday Afternoon Lecture: Lecture with coffee, cookies and conversation. Tickets are NBPLF member, $38; Non-member, $43. Lecture and Q&A takes place from 2 - 3:30 p.m.; Coffee and dessert at 3:30 p.m. Book sales & signing.

For tickets and more information, visit www.nbplfoundation.org. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Hanna Rosin

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LEGO Saturdays, January 26 from 12 - 3 p.m. From buildings to action figures, design, build and invent with LEGOs at this casual, but creative program for elementary age children. No registration required. (Not held the first Saturday of the month.) Takes place in Central Library’s Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Teen Study Hall, January 27 from 12 - 3 p.m. Busy preparing for finals?

They’re opening the Friend’s Room as a study space exclusively for teens. You bring your schoolwork and study pals, they’ll provide WiFi and snacks. Funded by donations from the Friends of the Library. Age Level: Teens. Takes place in Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

STARS Volunteer Orientation, January 27 from 12 - 1 p.m. Do you love to read to kids? For this special volunteer work, they choose only the best and most reliable., so come find out more about this program. Minimum commitment is one year and a minimum of one hour per month. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. View the website to obtain an online registration form. Takes place in Central Library’s Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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Medicine in Our Backyard, January 28 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: Howard Federoff, M.D. Topic: Biomakers and drug repositioning for neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Federoff made international news in 2014 after he led a team of researchers in designing a blood test that predicted the development of Alzheimer’s disease with 90 percent accuracy. He will discuss this groundbreaking discovery and new advances in Alzheimer’s disease research. 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, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Mini Science Fair, January 29 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Have fun exploring hands-on physics experiments for all ages. Investigate magnetism, static electricity, gravity and more.

All ages welcome. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Funding for this program is donated by the Friends of the Library.

Author Kathi Koll, January 29 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Newport Beach resident and author Kathi Koll will talk about her new book, Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love and Caregiving at this special program. Koll, founder of the Kathi Koll Foundation, introduces her beautifully written memoir, inspired by her experiences caring for her late husband, developer Donald Koll, whose debilitating stroke changed their lives dramatically. With an unflinching look at the difficult times and an ability to laugh at herself, while never losing hope for tomorrow, Kolli unveils a powerfully moving story of resilience and inspiration. Her  journey, steeped in the joy of living in the moment, at the best of times and under the worst of circumstances, will offer great emotional and practical support to others facing the challenges of caring for a loved one. Admission to this event is free, however space is limited so registration is recommended. Register at the website.

LEGO Block Party, January 30 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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Course Work Selection, January 30 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Planning which high school courses you will take in each year is important. Newport Beach Public Library in partnership with C2 Education will help you select courses that make the most sense for you. First, know your graduation requirements. Then figure out which courses you have to take each semester in order to meet graduation requirements. You’ll typically have two or three free class periods each semester -- how will you fill them? Will you take four years of a language? Are there elective AP classes you can take? Does your school offer electives that suit your intended major? Do the colleges or major you want to apply have requirements? By planning ahead, you’ll ensure that you hit all of your graduation requirements while making the most of your elective periods. This is a free event but registration is required and space is limited. Age Level: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. To obtain an online registration form, visit the website. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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