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Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar | June 17 - 24 with varying performance times. | Subscription for all five concerts is $280 that includes priority seating at each event and a private post-concert dinner following the Festival Finale on Sunday, June 24. Single concerts range in price from $30 - $50. The 38th Baroque Music Festival features a charming French repertoire in a program cast as “French Fare with a Dash of Handel” that is sure to delight. Set in a menu of five individual concerts within an eightday period, enjoy an extraordinary mix of Baroque musicians performing at three select venues in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach.

Contact: www.bmf–cdm.org, or call 949.760.7887.

Takes place at venues throughout Newport Beach and Corona del Mar.

Baroque Music Festival

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Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) | June 21 | Individual tickets are $150.

SWIRL: Orange County Wine Tasting Event is LRF’s inaugural event featuring a curated selection of Old Word vs. New World wines from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, delicious bites to complement the tasting and an exciting silent auction. This brings together Orange County area lymphoma doctors, caregivers and survivors in support of the LRF and its mission. LRF is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer.

Contact: Taylor Zitay Kahn, director of distinguished events at 646.465.9103.

Takes place at the Balboa Pavilion/Harborside Grand Ballroom, 400 Main St., Newport Beach.

Hoag Hospital | June 27 beginning at 5 p.m. | Individual tickets are $125 and include all food and beverages. Tickets and underwriting opportunities are available. Celebrating its 31st year, the Hoag Summer Fest (formerly Hoag Summer Classic) will bring together more than 40 of Orange County’s finest restaurants, live music and thousands of Hoag donors and friends. Thanks to generous donors, restaurants and volunteers, the Hoag Summer Fest has raised more than $2 million and introduced many new friends to Hoag. This year’s festival-themed event is co-chaired by Drs. Valery and David Brouwer and community leaders Lauri and Steve Delson. The community is invited to meet some of Orange County’s top chefs while sampling food and beverages from more than 40 of our finest local restaurants. Hoag Summer Fest restaurant partners, many of whom have been loyal participants for decades, are vital to the overall success of this popular event. To see the most current list of participating restaurants, visit www.HoagPromise.org/HoagSummerFest. Live music will be performed by Jumping Jack Flash, known as the world’s greatest tribute to The Rolling Stones. Guests will have the chance to purchase opportunity drawing tickets for their chance to win gift packages from restaurants, local vendors and other exciting items. The grand prize item is a one-year lease of a new 2018 BMW X3, courtesy of Sterling BMW of Newport Beach.

Contact: www.HoagPromise.org/HoagSummerFest

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

Water Grill

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With My Own Two Hands Foundation | July 15 from 5 - 8 p.m. | Tickets are $125 - $150. | Fifth Annual Red Carpet Documentary Screening for With My Own Two Hands Foundation. With My Own Two Hands is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Laguna Beach that is dedicated to providing sustainable solutions for projects in Africa that benefit children in need. With My Own Two Hands support water and agricultural projects that fund education and create self-reliant projects and communities to more than 3,000 people in Kenya. Host: Stan Verrett, ESPN host/anchor of SportsCenter. The event features Red Carpet photos, special guest, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction items, guest speakers and live performers.

Contact: www.withmyown2hands.org

Takes place at The Port Theater, 2905 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

Our Children

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Miracle of Mobility | July 26 at 5:30 p.m. | Tickets are $175. |This festive evening features delectable food stations with an international flair, one-of-a-kind silent auction and an uplifting program featuring stories of transformation. This year, special guest Swati Dlamini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, will share an inspiring message of hope. Mandel is the founding partner and managing director of Qunu Workforce, an organization committed to creating equality in the workforce for South African people living with disabilities, many of whom face great stigma. Come celebrate with the Free Wheelchair Mission community. Self-parking is hosted in the Center Tower, Park Center and Plaza Tower parking structures.

Contact: www.freewheelchairmission.org

Takes place in the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Working Wardrobes & VetNet | July 28 at 6 p.m. | Tickets are $250. | Opportunity Drawing: Tesla Radio Flyer Model S Electric Kids Car, $50. Hosted Tables of up to 10 people are $3,000. Sponsorships are available. A Star Spangled Night supports the powerful programs offered to men, women, young adults and veterans at Working Wardrobes and VetNet. Enjoy an evening of great food, fabulous wine and entertainment.

Contact: Call 714.210.2460. www.workingwardrobes.org

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

10th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach | August 5 from 3 - 8 p.m. | This annual celebration of summer centers around a fresh whole Maine lobster dinner with dancing to live music, an opportunity drawing for a big screen TV, and fun on the beach for the entire family. Live whole Maine lobster flown in fresh on the morning of the event is prepared on-site alongside a buffet that includes New York strip steak, corn-on-the-cob, red potatoes, salad, freshly baked sourdough rolls and dessert. In addition to serving a whole Maine lobster dinner and all its complements, the event features a full bar with spirits, craft beer and premium wine. “West Coast Party Crashers” who was a

huge hit last year will supply the live entertainment. Their high energy four-piece dance band covers everything from Contemporary Rock to Hip Hop, ‘90s Alternative, ‘70s Disco/Funk and ‘80s New Wave/Rock...guaranteed to keep the party rolling. All proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish® – Orange County and Inland Empire and Leadership Tomorrow – Orange County. Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Leadership Tomorrow – Orange County is a nine-month program designed for informed citizens committed to learning more about their communities. 

Contact: www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com for tickets and more information.

Takes place at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach (enter via Bayside Drive).      

Lobsterfest for For A Good Cause

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Laura’s House | September 22 at 6 p.m. | Tickets are $275. | Join Annual Gala guests in celebrating 24 years of service to the community. Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and a dinner reception. Guests of honor include individuals and corporations that have contributed integral support to the programs and services Laura’s House provides.

Contact: Andrea McCallister, 949.361.3775, ext. 211. www.laurashouse.org

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

Susan G. Komen | September 23 | 27th Annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for a Cure is the annual 5K run/walk, and the largest annual fundraiser of its kind in Orange County. Join thousands of supporters, breast cancer survivors and families gathering with a common vision: a world without breast cancer.

Contact: Stacy Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 714.957.9157, ext. 34. www.komenoc.org/race

Takes place at Fashion Island, Newport Beach.

 

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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

Back Bay Science Center, 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach.

Lend Me a Tenor Continuing through July 1. PerformanceS take place Thursdays through Sundays; times vary. Tickets: $25. Synopsis: “The world’s greatest tenor Tito Merelli has come to Cleveland, Ohio, to save its Grand Opera Company by singing Otello. When he is unexpectedly incapacitated, Max, the Opera Director’s meek assistant, is given the daunting task of finding a last-minute replacement. Chaos ensues – including a scheming soprano, a tenor-struck ingénue, a jealous wife and the Cleveland Police department.” Bringing back the most requested play by Newport Theatre Arts Center patrons since they first produced it in 1995.

Contact: For tickets and box office hours, visit www.ntacoline.com.

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

Lend Me a Tenor

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Up-cycled Travel Journal and Sketchbook, June 16 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by instructor Renee Ortiz. Whether you’re planning a trip to an exotic location, a visit to the seashore, or even a sweet stay-cation, it’s fun to have the perfect little journal to record your impressions in sketches and words. Come and create a keepsake up-cycled journal that is the ideal tuck in for your carry-on or purse. Not only will Ortiz guide you in creating these little gems, she will also teach you some techniques on filling them up with your thoughtful words and mini masterpieces. All materials to get you started will be provided, including snacks and beverages. Be part of this happy party and join the ever-growing sketch booking family. Cost: $65. Class size is minimum four/maximum 20. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Travel journal

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Newport Beach Art Exhibition, June 16 from 1 - 6 p.m. The 2018 Newport Beach Art Exhibition features the original artwork hundreds of local and regional artists who enter their best paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media in the annual juried event.  Art lovers have the opportunity to mingle with the artists, and view and purchase the art with a portion of the proceeds benefiting cultural arts programs in the community. The Exhibition is in the Community Room and surrounding Civic Green area where guests can enjoy a festive atmosphere of art, live music, food and wine. There will also be art activities for children and a reception following the awards announcements in the afternoon. Event admission is free. Free parking is available in the Civic Center parking structure and the Central Library parking lot.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 949.717.3802.

Takes place at the Newport Beach Civic Center and on the Civic Green, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Concert on the Green, June 17 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The 2018 summer series of outdoor concerts kicks off on Father’s Day with Matt Mauser in A Celebration of the Music of Frank Sinatra. In a musical tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra and his timeless roster of hits, Matt Mauser & The Sinatra Big Band, conducted by Pete Jacobs, capture Sinatra at the height of his career, singing hits like “That’s Life,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Night and Day,” “All The Way,” “My Kind of Town,” and “New York, New York.” 

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 949.717.3802.

Takes place on the Civic Green, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Matt Mauser

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Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar | June 17 - 24 with varying performance times and venues. | Subscription for all five concerts is $280 that includes priority seating at each event and a private post-concert dinner following the Festival Finale on Sunday, June 24. Single concerts range in price from $30 - $50. The 38th Baroque Music Festival features a charming French repertoire in a program cast as “French Fare with a Dash of Handel” that is sure to delight. Set in a menu of five individual concerts within an eightday period, enjoy an extraordinary mix of Baroque musicians performing at three select venues in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach; see website for schedule.

Contact: www.bmf-cdm.org or call 949.760.7887.

Takes place at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church and Sherman Library & Gardens.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, June 19 at 8 p.m. At this stop on its Classic Coast Tour, the famous 360-member chorus will perform songs from its repertoire, which includes everything from American folk songs and spirituals to choral masterworks. The singers will be accompanied by the 150-member orchestra that has played with them on recordings, broadcasts, and tours since 1999. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased online at www.scfta.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556. 2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236. 

Takes place in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

Mormon

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The Color Purple, June 19 - 24. Performances take place in Segerstrom Hall; times vary. The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic, directed by Tony® winner John Doyle, has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times). This stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South is hailed by New York Magazine as “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Tickets start at $29 and are available online at www.scfta.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556.2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 20 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236.

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

The Color Purple

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Tween Yoga, June 19 and 26 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Geared toward ages 8 - 14. Join Miss Stacey in the Gardens. Yoga is a blend of mind and body practices that will support the child in myriad ways. The class is designed to help your child navigate the realities of life with increased self-awareness, compassion and a deeper connection to the world within the around them. Please be mindful of the weather and dress appropriately for an outdoor class. Each youngster will complete his/her own canvas. Class size is limited. Cost: Drop in, $15 or 10 pack for $120. Takes place every Tuesday.

Contact: For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

Screen Shot yoga in the garden

Watercolor Class: Summer Flowers with Carol, June 21 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. Each participant will take home a charming and unique painting. Cost: Friends, $35; Non-Members, $45. Visit the website to sign up.

Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

Watercolor summer flowers

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Garden Fusions: Sandcastle Lounge, June 21 at 6 p.m. Garden Fusions is a unique interactive gourmet dining experience. Every dinner has a horticulture theme featuring a special horticultural host. The host will share knowledge and advice on the evening’s topic. Chef Pascal Olhats, Executive Chef of Café Jardin, is challenged to create a multi-course gourmet dinner to complement the theme. This fusion between culinary and horticulture art creates unique one-of-a-kind experiences. Having just completed Sherman Gardens 2018 sculpture exhibit Sandscapes, Chris Crosson “Mr. Sandcastle” will host the second installment of Garden Fusions. Crosson will share his experiences on becoming and being a professional sand sculptor. It’s not all just a day at the beach!His passion for sandcastles has taken the Crosson family all over the country to compete in competitions. The family’s favorite competition is the Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest at Corona del Mar’s Main Beach. The Crossens have participated in this annual event with friends, neighbors and family members every year since 1994. Cost: $75 per person. Additional beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. Reservations are required. To keep the experience intimate, seating is limited to 50 guests. Call Café Jardin for reservations at 949.673.0033.

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

949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

Summer Movies in the Park, June 22, July 27, August 24 and September 21. Bring the whole family along with a blanket or towel and folding chairs and come enjoy this summer line-up of Movies in the Park from 6:45 - 9 p.m. Screenings begin at sunset. Schedule: June 22 - Despicable Me at Buffalo Hills Park (Andersen Elementary School), 1891 Park Provence Place, Newport Beach; July 27 - Ferdinand at Cliff Drive Park, 301 Riverside Ave., Newport Beach; August 24 - Coco at Grant Howald Park, 3000 Fifth Ave., Corona del Mar; and September 21 - Cars 3 at Channel Place Park, 4400 Channel Place, Newport Beach. There will be free activities, free candy and most importantly free popcorn for you to enjoy. Food will be available for purchase.

Contact: For more information, call 949.270.8150.

Cars 3

Beginner Photography Class, June 23 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by Hernan Godaoy, awards-winning photographer. This beginner’s class is geared toward those who want to learn how to make the most of their point and shoot, SLR or DSLR camera. The first part of the class will be instruction in basic techniques, how to create more dramatic compositions, improve subject lighting, how to avoid blurry snapshots and more. Students will then walk the Gardens with the instructor, putting into practice all they have learned. Pre-registration is required; visit the website. Cost: Friends, $50; Non-Members, $60.

Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

Digital camera

Kids Peaceful Painting Workshop, June 23 from 12 - 3 p.m. Join artist Stacey Fetterman as she weaves together mindfulness and art from the heart through breath work, visualization and play on and off the canvas. Each youngster will complete his/her own canvas. Class size is limited. Cost: Friends, $40; Non-Members, $50.

Contact: For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

Block Printing Workshop, June 23 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by instructor Elizabeth James, join this block printing workshop in the Pelican Courtyard. Spend the morning learning how to make block prints. Once you get the technique down, you’ll go home with two hand block-printed large scarves or tea towels and instructions. They will furnish a selection of printing wood blocks and all the necessary supplies. Bring your own apron. Elizabeth James is the founder of Pacific & Rose Textiles. Her collections of hand-blocked home and lifestyle products have been printed in her Jaipur, India workshop since 2001. Vintage wood blocks as well as kitchen towels and scarf blanks will be available for purchase. Cost: $65. Minimum six/maximum 12. There is a 48-hour cancellation.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Block Printing

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Candle Making Workshop, June 23 from 1 - 3 p.m. Instructor Michelle Bendetti, owner of Bramble & Co. Candles and member of the Seaside Gallery & Goods Collective, will walk you through the candle making process from start to finish.  Cost: $55 per person includes instruction and all supplies, to make two beautiful soy wax candles in your choice of a mercury glass or ceramic container. Minimum four/maximum 20. There is a 48-hour cancellation.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Candle making 

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Hoag Summer Fest, June 27 from 5 - 8 p.m. The 31st Annual Hoag Summer Fest, formally known as Hoag Summer Classic is a collaboration between Hoag Hospital Foundation and the 552 Club. Enjoy more than 40 of the finest restaurants in Orange County during an evening of fantastic food, friends, and fun, all to benefit Hoag.

Contact: https://giving.hoag.org/2018HoagSummerFest-Tickets to purchase tickets.

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

Cold Wax Palette Knife Painting Workshop, June 30 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by instructor Renee Ortiz. Cold wax is making a dramatic re-appearance these days, and it’s no surprise. If you enjoy resting your eyes on a soft seascape, if you like the look of texture juxtaposed to flat scraped areas, if you are feeling adventurous and want to play with something new…then this is the workshop for you.  You are going to mix some cold wax into oils and have fun applying this to a board with a palette knife. Ortiz has taught these techniques to third graders and it is most definitely fun! No experience necessary – just a chance to play with paint and the sea. Come play for the afternoon and bring home a masterpiece! All materials provided (including some treats.)

Cost: $70. Class size is minimum four/maximum 15. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Cold Wax Painting

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Intro to Crystals, July 7 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Led by instructor Jo Miller Loves. This is ideal for anyone curious to learn or expand their existing knowledge around crystals. In this two-hour interactive workshop, you’ll learn the ABCs of the mineral kingdom, how working with crystals can empower healing for the mind, body and soul, inspire positive shifts and invite everyday magic into your life. Materials provided include: personal crystal starter kit (includes five essential crystals), fresh sage/herb bundle, custom travel carrying pouch, detailed description & crystal care cards and a journal for notes & inspirstion.

Cost: $70. Class size is minimum five/maximum 20. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Crystals

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2018 Movie Mondays Line-Up, July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6. Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m.; movies start at approximately 8 p.m. Segerstrom Center for the Arts kicks off its 2018 Movie Mondays series with five movies jam-packed with action, adventure and romance: Back to the Future on July 9, The Princess Bride on July 16, Moonrise Kingdom on July 23, The Mask of Zorro on July 30 and Star Trek on August 6. This year, Movie Mondays will be held on the new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. All showings are free, with closed captioning provided. Movie Mondays is one of Orange County’s most popular summertime events, with its fun-filled activities, picnic dinners, popular food trucks and five fan-favorite films on consecutive Mondays. Families, friends and fans from all over the Southland are encouraged to arrive early for Movie Mondays, claiming their spaces and enjoying early dinners, music and people-watching. Guests may bring beach chairs or other easily portable seating items, snacks and picnic suppers. Each Monday, guests can enjoy dinner at Center 360 café, or order from a variety of different food trucks serving culinary sensations. Barbecues, tables or large food set-ups will not be permitted. Audience participation events will entertain the crowd before each show.

Contact: www.scfta.org

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

Mask of Zorro

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Lecture & Book Signing: Designing with Palms, July 10 at 7 p.m. Join Jason Dewees, horticulturist and palm expert at Flora Grubb in San Francisco, who will give a presentation with photos by Caitlin Atkins on the power of palms in garden design. Dewees will discuss palms’ appeal to the senses and their use in creating garden styles, as well as basic information gardeners need to know about the diverse palm family, including a portfolio of useful hardy palms and tropical staples. Find out why palms’ beauty and diversity earns them a place in well-designed gardens throughout the warmer parts of the world – including California. Free.

Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

Modern Calligraphy Workshop, July 12 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Led by instructor Kristen Khan - Inkchanted Paper & Designs, this modern calligraphy class is for those who have no prior experience, or for those who are looking to further refine their skills. You will go over the basic strokes for beautiful lettering, how to put them together to create your lowercase alphabet, how to use a pointed nib and troubleshooting. At the end of the class, you will enjoy the opportunity to create something new with what you’ve learned, so you can share it with friends and family while further enhancing your skills. What is included for new students: One tote bag; one pencil kit; one practice pad; one pen holder; one nib; one pot of black ink; lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. What’s included for returning students: one nib; one practice pad; refill of black ink (please bring your jar); lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. Cost: $80. Minimum three/maximum 20. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Modern Calligraphy

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Yappy Hour, July 12 and August 16 at 5:30 p.m. on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The event is free. Join the fun on the pup-friendly Argyros Plaza for tail-wagging fun including free portraits with your canine companion by caricaturist Dominic Arneson as well as free samples from Costa Mesa’s JustFoodForDogs, and Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies.

Contact: www.scfta.org

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

Concerts on the Green: The Springsteen Experience, July 15 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents The Springsteen Experience on the Civic Center Green. Founded and led by Josh Tanner, a Jersey-grown reincarnation of “The Boss,” himself, the band delivers an authentic re-enactment of a Bruce Springsteen concert with all the hits and energy that will have fans on their feet. Go back in time with songs like “Thunder Road,” “Glory Days,” and “Born to Run.” Bring your low-slung beach chairs, a picnic dinner and blanket, or purchase food from the gourmet food trucks. Free admission and free parking.

Contact: www.newportbeachlibrary.org

Takes place at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

The Springsteen Experience

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The Princess Bride: Movie Mondays, July 16 at 8 p.m. on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The event is free. Movie Mondays, one of Orange County’s most popular summer time events is back! Bring the whole family for fun-filled activities, picnic dinners, popular food trucks and fan-favorite films on consecutive Mondays. All showings are free with closed captioning provided. Guests may bring beach chairs or other easily portable seating items, enjoy their own snacks and picnic suppers, or grab dinner at Center 360 café. Audience participation events will entertain the crowd before each show. Movie Synopsis: While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads a story to him, where the action comes to life with pirates, thieves, princesses and miracles. It’s a classic tale of love and adventure, as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck. Her childhood beau sets out to save her, meeting a swordsman and a giant along the way. Scaling the cliffs of insanity, battling rodents of unusual size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair...true love has never been a snap. Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and others; directed by Rob Reiner. Running time: 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Contact: www.scfta.org

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

The Princess Bride

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Garden Fusions – Food, Fiber and Love: The Heart of a Palm, Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. Garden Fusions is a unique interactive gourmet dining experience. Every dinner in the series has a horticulture theme featuring a special horticultural host. The host will share knowledge and advice on the evening’s topic. Chef Pascal Olhats, executive chef of Café Jardin, is challenged to create a multi-course gourmet dinner to complement the theme. This fusion between culinary and horticulture art create unique one-of-a-kind experiences. Explore the many uses of palms – from the beloved coconut to strange and uncommon palms from around the world. Tour the palm collection and discover beautiful specimens and enjoy the culinary bounty they offer. Chef Pascal will prepare an exciting menu inspired by the palm family. Cost: $75 per person. Additional beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. Reservations are required. To keep the experience intimate, seating is limited to 50 guests. 

For reservations, call Cafe Jardin at 949.673.0033.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Coconut palm

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Block Printing Workshop, July 21 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by instructor Elizabeth James, join this block printing workshop in the Pelican Courtyard. Spend the morning learning how to make block prints. Once you get the technique down, you’ll go home with a scarf, large tea towel, four greeting cards and an instruction book. They will furnish a selection of printing wood blocks and all the necessary supplies. Bring your own apron. Elizabeth James is the founder of Pacific & Rose Textiles. Her collections of hand-blocked home and lifestyle products have been printed in her Jaipur, India workshop since 2001. Additional vintage wood blocks and blanks will be available for purchase. Cost: $65. Minimum six/maximum 12. There is a 48-hour cancellation.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Woodblocks

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School of Rock – The Musical, July 24 - August 5. Performance times vary. Tickets on sale now, starting at $29. This is the second of two brand new Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to Orange County. Following two weeks of packed houses for Webber’s Love Never Dies, this high-octane Broadway and West End hit comes to Segerstrom Hall. This hilarious musical features all the original songs from the 2003 film plus 14 new songs written specially for the show by Andrew Lloyd Webber and musical theater’s first-ever all-kids rock band. They can be purchased online at www.scfta.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556. 2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, August 4 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. 

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

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Miracle of Mobility, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $175. This festive evening features delectable food stations with an international flair, one-of-a-kind silent auction and an uplifting program featuring stories of transformation. This year, special guest Swati Dlamini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, will share an inspiring message of hope. Mandel is the founding partner and managing director of Qunu Workforce, an organization committed to creating equality in the workforce for South African people living with disabilities, many of whom face great stigma. Come celebrate with the Free Wheelchair Mission community. Self-parking is hosted in the Center Tower, Park Center and Plaza Tower parking structures.

Takes place in the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

Happy Hour Yoga, July 27 at 6 p.m. Find Your Zen owner Christina Ratusznik, a certified yoga instructor and nutritionist, will lead a special after-hours yoga class in the Gardens. Enjoy an hour of flow yoga followed by a refreshing beverage or special treat.  All levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your own mat or towel. Three person minimum. Happy Hour Yoga is held the last Friday of each month. Cost: Friends, $10; Non-Members, $20.

Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

OC Fair Fun Run 5K, August 5 at 8 a.m. Run, skip or hop through the OC Fair Fun Run 5k August 5. Free your inner runner and enjoy food, fun, a free fair ticket and much more! Tickets are $10 - $30.

Contact: To register, visit www.ocfair5k.com and follow @ocfair5k for more information and updates.

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

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Seussical, August 11 - 19. Performance times vary, taking place on the Julia Argyros Stage. Tickets range from $23 - $88. What’s more fun than reading a fantastical Dr. Seuss book? Seeing a magical musical extravaganza – live, onstage with all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters! Cat in the Hat is your host and Horton the Elephant is your guide on a journey from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the World of the Whos, as a little boy with a big imagination proves that a person is a person, no matter how small. “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think” when you join SCR’s Summer Players (talented young actors who audition for roles in the annual production after at least one full year in the Theatre Conservatory) for this Broadway hit about the power of friendship and loyalty...one of the most popular musicals ever. Recommended for ages ​6 and above​.

Contact: For more information and to reserve tickets, visit www.scr.org.

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

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Concerts on the Green: Tijuana Dogs, August 12 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents Tijuana Dogs on the Civic Center Green. Back by popular demand, the band will play an eclectic mix of rock, R&B, jazz, country and pop. He celebrated Southern California band is comprised of world-class musicians known for their unique style, wide vocal range, creative energy and rock party vibe. Bring your low-slung beach chairs, a picnic dinner and blanket, or purchase food from the gourmet food trucks. Free admission and free parking.

Contact: www.newportbeachlibrary.org

Takes place at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

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Garden Fusions – Eat Your Flowers, Wednesday, August 15 at 6 p.m. Garden Fusions is a unique interactive gourmet dining experience. Every dinner in the series has a horticulture theme featuring a special horticultural host. The host will share knowledge and advice on the evening’s topic. Chef Pascal Olhats, executive chef of Café Jardin, is challenged to create a multi-course gourmet dinner to complement the theme. This fusion between culinary and horticulture art create unique one-of-a-kind experiences. See, smell, touch and taste! Learn about the tasty word of edible flowers. Explore the uses of these edible beauties, and then enjoy a floriferous dining experience with Chef Olhats Cost: $75 per person. Additional beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. Reservations are required. To keep the experience intimate, seating is limited to 50 guests. 

For reservations, call Cafe Jardin at 949.673.0033.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

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11th Annual Gala of the Stars, August 17 at 6 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $55. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Orange County’s premiere resident ballet company with an exciting gala performance that brings world-renowned ballet artists and inspired young protégés together on one stage. At 6 p.m., Inspired Young Dancers’ Performance. Optional, one act pre-performance by students from Southland Ballet Academy and the International Summer Intensive. At 7 p.m., the 11th Annual Gala of the Stars. This two-act performance features guest artists from prestigious dance companies around the world. The annual “Gala of the Stars” is a unique event that boasts an incredible roster of guest artists from internationally acclaimed ballet companies. The professional talent is complemented by local and international young artists who have been selected as standout performers by visiting artistic directors of the Southland Ballet Academy International Summer Intensive and the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. The often sold-out performance is a rare opportunity for Orange County audiences to see dancers from different companies in a combined program that celebrates the continued art and passion of ballet. The “Gala” presents an unprecedented opportunity to see future stars and current stars connecting through the same language of dance. Guest artists to be announced. Tickets are available online at www.scfta.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556.2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 20 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236.

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

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Newport Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

Artist James Strombotne exhibits artwork in collaboration with a new book, Beyond the Brushstrokes, Continuing through July 6, with a free informal reception and short lecture on May 24 at 7 p.m. Strombotne, along with his daughter Emily Strombotne, will meet guests and talk about his paintings and their collaboration on a new book, Behind the Brushstrokes. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission. Art is on display at Central Library during regular operating hours, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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Summer Reading Program Begins!, June 23 all day. This year’s theme is “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” Kids through 6th grade may participate in the Children’s Program, where they spend time reading to earn prizes. Check out the weekly fun events at each NBPL branch. There are also separate reading programs for Teens and Adults. Takes place at all library branches.

Kids Imagine Nation Show, June 23 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join the fun with this kick-off to the Summer Reading Program, “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” Party with Kids Imagine Nation at this interactive musical show for the entire family. Don’t forget to pick up your Summer Reading game sheet to start your reading adventure. Bon voyage! Funding for all summer programs is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity. Takes place at Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Billy Bonkers Magic, June 25 at 2 and 4 p.m. at Mariners Branch Library’s Children’s Room; June 26 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Central Library Friends Room; and June 28 at 11 a.m. Balboa Branch Library. Go bonkers with Billy Bonkers’ Magic show! Billy’s silly magic presentation will delight children of all ages. Begin the Summer Reading Program of “Reading Takes You Everywhere” with this fun event. Don’t forget to pick up your Summer Reading game sheet and start your reading adventure. Bon voyage! Funding for all summer programs is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity. Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Balboa.

Billy Bonkers character

Let’s Go to Asia, July 2 at 2 p.m., in Crean Branch Library’s Vincent Jorgensen Room; July 3 at 10 a.m. in Central Library’s Friends Room; and July 5 at 11 a.m. in the Balboa Branch Library. Explore the continent of Asia through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so bring the whole family. Funding for all summer programs is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity.

“Bridges” photographs by Diana Blaisure opens, July 9 and continues through Sept. 7. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of monochrome prints by photographer Diana Blaisure, who will be making a return visit to the Newport Beach Central Library gallery. Bridge also functions as a metaphor: linking analog and digital as the artist combines scanned watercolor mono-prints with digital photography. Integrating abstract forms and color of a mono-print with the solid form and composition of a bridge is the initial step. The process has allowed her to look at bridges with new eyes. Works are on display at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach during regular operating hours. 

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Polynesian Paradise Dancers, July 9 at 2 and 4 p.m. in the Crean Branch Library’s Vincent Jorgensen Room; July 10 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. in Central Library’s Friends Room and July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Balboa Branch Library. Feel the rhythm of Hawai’i and the Polynesian islands as you experience island culture through dance. All ages will enjoy watching the dancers perform in their gorgeous costumes. Families can also participate in a hula lesson, using dance to create a story of Hawai’i’s history and tropical landscape. Funding for all summer programs is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity.

Let’s Go to Africa, July 16 at 2 p.m., in the Crean Branch Library’s Vincent Jorgensen Room; July 17 at 10 a.m. in Central Library’s Friends Room; and July 19 at 11 a.m. in the Balboa Branch Library. Explore the various regions and tribes of the continent of Africa through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so bring the whole family. Funding for all summer programs is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity.

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Evening Book Discussion Group, July 18 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join the discussion! You will be meeting on the third Wednesday of every month. At the meeting, the group will work together to select the next book title, so come prepared with ideas for the future reads. All readers are welcome. No registration is required. The first book is Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson. A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Synopsis: Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies – with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane. When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away – as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric 9-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders. As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank’s father is, how his gorgeous “piano teacher and itinerant male role model” Xander fits into the Banning family equation– and whether Mimi will ever finish that book. Full of heart and countless “only-in-Hollywood” moments, Be Frank with Me is a captivating and unconventional story of an unusual mother and son, and the intrepid young woman who finds herself irresistibly pulled into their unforgettable world. Takes place in Central Library’s Charles Sword Meeting Room, upstairs at 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, contact Terry Sanchez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 949.717.3818.

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Flights of Fantasy Story Theater, July 23 at 2 and 4 p.m. in the Crean Branch Library’s Vincent Jorgensen Room; July 24 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. in Central Library’s Friends Room and July 26 at 11 a.m. at the Balboa Branch Library. Flights of Fantasy Story Theater invites everyone to join them for “From the Page to the Stage,” folktales from around the world. Watch as these tales come to life with memorable characters, props, and costumes. This unique interactive storytelling experience will be sure to captivate all ages, so bring the entire family to share the fun. Funding for all summer programs is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity.

Folktale

Let’s Go to South America, July 30 at 2 p.m. in the Crean Branch Library’s Vincent Jorgensen Room; July 31 at 10 a.m. in Central Library’s Friends Room. Explore the continent of South America through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so bring the whole family. Funding for all summer programs is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity.

Let’s Go to South America, July 30 at 2 p.m. in the Crean Branch Library’s Vincent Jorgensen Room; July 31 at 10 a.m. in Central Library’s Friends Room. Explore the continent of South America through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so bring the whole family. Funding for all summer programs is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity.

Let’s Go to South America, August 2 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Balboa Branch Library. Explore the continent of South America through a variety of crafts. There will be activities for every skill level, so bring the whole family. Funding for all summer programs is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity.

The Ocean Adventure, August 6 from 2 - 3 p.m. and 4 - 5 p.m. at Crean Mariners Branch Library; August 7 from 10 - 11 a.m. and 12 - 1 p.m. Central Library’s Friends Room; and August 9 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Balboa Branch Library. Visit the home of Nemo the fish...Australia›s Great Barrier Reef! Join Wayne and Karen Brown, naturalists and award-winning underwater photographers, as they share the wonders of their Australian expeditions through videos, storytelling, and life-sized props. Children of all ages are encouraged to come and learn about our beloved Pacific Ocean and Australia›s Great Barrier Reef at this exciting presentation! Funding for all summer programs is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity.

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Sculpture Lecture Series, August 6 from 7 - 8 p.m. Take a look at the artists and works of Phase III of the Sculpture in the Civic Center Park Exhibition. This session features Cosmic Glints by Patricia Vader. City Arts Commissioner Grace Divine – art lover, historian and critic – hosts a nine-part series of lectures on the new Phase III additions to the Sculpture at Civic Center Park Exhibition. Find out what inspired Craig Gray to create Popsicles. How did David Boyer craft Getting Your Bearings? How did Patricia Vader come up with the idea to use bicycle wheels to construct Cosmic Glints? These, and many other questions will be answered. Each lecture will cover a different sculptor, and will include the artist’s history and inspiration, as well as a look into the art style, technique and process used to create the art. Admission is free, and seating is limited

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ASRP Wrap Up Party, August 9 from 2 - 4 p.m. If you participated in the Summer Reading Program for Adult, you are invited to this wrap-up party. Refreshments and prizes add to the fun. Everyone is welcome and no registration is required. Contact Terry Sanchez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Takes place in the Central Library Staff Conference Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Summer Reading Program Ends, August 11 all day. Today is the last day to collect prizes earned in the “Reading Takes You Everywhere” program at your local branch.

Pacific Animal Productions and Summer Reading Program Finishers’ Party, August 11 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join the fun for a live animal show and finishers’ party at the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. The finale performers, Pacific Animal Productions, will take you on one last adventure as you meet animals from around the world! Summer Reading participants from every branch are invited to attend, and all finishers from every branch will be honored. Afterward, share a special treat in the Bamboo Courtyard to celebrate your accomplishment. Funding for all summer programs is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity.

Let’s Read! Kids’ Storytimes

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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

 

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