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From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

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Rosendin Golf Tournament to benefit the Navy SEALs Foundation | May 22 beginning at 8:30 a.m. | 4th annual Rosendin Golf Tournament and Auction. Hosted by Rosendin, a 100-year-old employee-owned electrical contracting firm with offices in Anaheim, the goal is to raise $200,000 for The Navy SEAL Foundation, which provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. The tournament includes coaching from two PGA golf professionals, photos with Rosendin’s 1919 Ford Model T and the L.A. Rams Cheerleaders, the Navy SEALS Foundation Wall of Honor, a silent auction and an opportunity drawing. In addition, the Newport Harbor High School Choir and drumline will get things going with their singing of the National Anthem, with the Marine Color Guard out of Seal Beach presenting the colors. More than 300 golfers will be supported by more than 75 sponsors to raise funds for the Foundation that is committed to helping veterans and their families.

Contact: www.rosendin.com/golf to register and for more information on the day’s events and sponsorships that are still available.

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

Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | June 1 and 2 | Featuring the Harbor 20 Fleet and Junior Sailing Regatta. This is a unique and progressive series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Crew members seek donations from friends, family, co-workers and employers to sponsor their boat.

Contact: www.lls.org/ocie

Takes place at The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar.

Sixth Annual Arts & Business Leadership Awards Dinner | June 4 | Presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the evening celebrates the achievements of arts philanthropy honoring: Gaddi Vasquez, as the Distinguished Arts & Business Leader; Karla Kraft, as the Rising Arts & Business Leader and Avalon LaFosse as the Student Arts Leader. Festivities include a networking cocktail reception and dinner & awards presentation, followed by guests being escorted to premium seats in Segerstrom Hall for a special performance of the Tony Award nominated Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and an exclusive VIP afterparty at Water Grill. Single Ticket: $1,500-$5,000 each. Sponsorships from $10,000-$50,000.

Contact: For more information, call 714.942.6218, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

www.scfta.org

Takes place at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa and Water Grill South Coast Plaza, 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.

Audi • INFINITI • Volvo Golf Classic to benefit Mission Hospital | June 6 | Presented by the Mission Hospital Foundation.

Contact: www.mission4health.com/foundation

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

15th Annual 44 Women for Orangewood Scholarship Luncheon benefiting Orangewood Foundation | June 7 | The 44 Women for Orangewood 15th Annual Scholarship Luncheon is an inspiring afternoon to raise money for Orangewood Foundation. Presented by Haig and Hien Papaian, the event will feature guest speaker Elizabeth Smart, author of Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward and Never Giving Up. Schedule: Champagne Sponsor Reception, 10:30 a.m.; Luncheon, 12 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $550 to $15,000. To view the sponsorship packet, click here. To register, visit https://orangewoodfoundation.org/2019-scholarship-lunch-tickets/About Elizabeth Smart: The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for nine grueling months. Through this traumatic experience,

Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and national legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to conviction.

Contact: Jeff Gilstrap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.orangewoodfoundation.org/44lunch

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

2019 Goodwill of Orange County Golf Classic | June 10 | Proceeds from this event support the Tierney Center for Veterans Services, which helps veterans and their families gain access to resources that enhance their lives. In 2018, more than $185,000 was raised to support the Tierney Center for Veterans Services.

Contact: Call 714.480.3355 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

www.ocgoodwill.org

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

Working Wardrobes Above the Best OC Movie Premiere | June 13 | Above the Best, based on the bestselling book South of Heaven, uses real from-the-cockpit footage to create an immersive, narrative documentary. The film tells the story of Apache Fighter Pilot Dan Flores and his yearlong deployment to the most dangerous valley in Afghanistan. See why Army Aviators say they fly “above the best” and the lengths these brave military will go to protect each other in the most extreme circumstances. Before the film enjoy a special VetNet Client graduation. Stay in your seats after the film for an exclusive Q&A with the film’s Director David Salzberg. Schedule: 5:30 p.m., Food truck available; 6 p.m., Doors open; and 7 p.m., Film begins. Tickets: Each $20 ticket includes a film screening, and Q&A session with the film’s producers and directors. You can also sponsor a VetNet client ticket. Active duty military and veterans, $10.

To purchase tickets, visit https://workingwardrobes.salsalabs.org/abovethebest/index.html?page=register.

Takes place at The Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach.

2019 Beacon of Light Ball benefiting The Lighthouse | June 15 from 6-10 p.m. | Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP and Titan HST in collaboration with Newport Beach Police Association Foundation cordially invite you to the Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed Beacon of Light Ball. The event is benefiting Orangewood Foundation in an effort to stop human trafficking and support the survivors. The event is black tie attire. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $3,000 to $50,000. To view the sponsorship packet, click here. To register, visit https://orangewoodfoundation.ejoinme.org/bolb2019

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

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

3rd Annual Grocery Industry’s Pick A Purse to benefit Olive Crest | July 12 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy a great lunch and opportunity drawings. Leave with a brand new purse and know the proceeds are helping at-risk youth and families. Every purse is valued at more than $150. Purses by Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tory Burch and many more. Check-in and Purse Preview, 11 a.m.; Luncheon, 12 p.m. Tickets are limited: a table of 10 is $2,500; individual tickets, $250. To purchase tickets, visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/cOf/. Attire: Thursday Best. Complimentary valet parking.

Contact: Sandra Bond at 714.543.5437, ext. 1188 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.olivecrest.org/oc

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

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Hoag Summer Fest | July 18 | More details to come.

Contact: www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org; www.hoagpromise.org

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

Michael Change Tennis Classic | July 20 and July 26-28 | More details to come.

Contact: www.nbtctennis.com

Takes place at the Newport Beach Tennis Club, 2601 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach.

Smart Women Breakfast to benefit Working Wardrobes | August 7 | 

Contact: www.workingwardrobes.org

Takes place at The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | August 10 and 11 | Featuring the FARR 40 International Fleet and PHRF Fleet. This is a unique and progressive series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Crew members seek donations from friends, family, co-workers and employers to sponsor their boat.

Contact: www.lls.org/ocie

Takes place at The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar.

Laura’s House 25th Annual Gala | September 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. | Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent & live auctions and dinner. They will be honoring individuals and corporations that have contributed integral support to the programs and services we provide. Sponsorships, tickets and advertisements will be available.

Contact: www.laurashouse.org

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

50th Anniversary Celebration for the Newport Bay Conservancy | September 8 | Festivities include a sunset dinner. More details to come.

Contact: www.newportbay.org

Takes place at Upper Newport Bay Conservancy, 2302 University Drive, Newport Beach.

Newport Beach Police Association Charitable Foundation Charity Golf Classic | September 16 with a 10:30 a.m. check in; 12:30 p.m. tee-off | Enjoy 18 holes of golf, cart, breakfast, lunch and various awards. Cost: $500 per layer; $1,600 per foursome. Register at the website.

Contact: Vlad Anderson at 949.375.0258 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. http://npacfgolfclassic.org

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

Susan G. Komen Orange County MORE THAN PINK Walk | September 22 | Susan G. Komen Orange County is one of 26 locations across the country that will be reintroducing its Race for the Cure as the More Than Pink Walk this year. The event will include a fresh new look and experience focused on energizing the community around the lifesaving work Komen’s supporters make possible through fundraising efforts. The More Than Pink Walk, which will not have a separate timed run element this year, will increase people’s connection to Komen’s work beyond breast cancer awareness including, research, community outreach and more. Tickets: $15 during pre-registration (ends May 31); $30 after pre-registration and $35 the day of the event.

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

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Takes place at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. (Starts at Pacific Life Insurance Company.)

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Evening of Excellence Gala Event to benefit Youth Employment Service | September 26 | Honors employers for their ongoing commitment to hire and support YES graduates as they transition into the workforce. Festivities include a cocktail reception, wine pull, auction, awards presentation and dinner. Proceeds support the Comprehensive Job Readiness Program and its expansion to greater Orange County. Sponsorships, donations and attendance opportunities are available.

Contact: www.yesworks.org

Takes place at The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

New, Now, Next: The OCMA Affair | October 5 | This annual gala supports the museum’s exhibition and educational programs and ensures that the museum can offer free admission at its temporary location at South Coast Plaza Village. Co-chairs: Jennifer Segerstrom and Jennifer Van Bergh

Contact: www.ocmaexpand.org

Takes place at OCMA/Expand, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana.

Dusk at the Island Fashion Show to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Orange County | October 10 | More details to come.

Contact: www.rmhcsc.org/orangecounty

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

Second Annual Forever Families Gala to support Seneca Family of Agencies | November 9 | This event supports this organization’s mission to create families that are stale, loving and permanent. They have a 100 percent adoption permanency rating. Every $1,000 supports the finalization of an adoption for a child in foster care.  There are more than 600 kids waiting to be adopted in Orange County. Honorees to be announced. Sponsorships are available from $5,000-$50,000.

Contact: www.senecafoa.org/gala

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

46th Candlelight Concert to support Segerstrom Center for the Arts | December 6 | For more than 40 years, Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Candlelight Concert has been one of Orange County’s most treasured events. Considered by many as the official kick-off to the holiday season, Candlelight brings friends and family together for an elegant evening of great fun while raising essential funds in support of the Segerstrom Center for the Art’s artistic, education and community engagement programs.

Contact: www.scfta.org

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

Mesa.

 

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 Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

NB Central Library

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

LEGO Block Party, May 15 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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Butterflies & Blooms Crafts, May 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join the fun making crafts inspired by butterflies, flowers and the beauty of spring. No registration required. Geared for ages 3-8. Youngsters must be accompanied by an adult. Takes place at Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach.

Butterfly crafts for NBPL

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Financial Literacy Workshop: Financial Wellness, May 16 from 1-2:30 p.m. Protect you and your money. Workshop topics: Budgeting – planning your budget, rainy day funds, etc.; Credit – avoiding scams, high interest rates, etc.; Investing – avoiding scams, choosing right products for you; and Funding College – 529 accounts, student loans, etc. This event is presented by representatives from Bank of America. It is open to Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy participants and the general public. Space is very limited. Register today to reserve your seat. Visit https://apps.newportbeachca.gov/library/rsvp.aspx?id=dqwt9OjYl+4=

LEGO Saturdays, May 18 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.

It’s Your Estate: Case Study/Review, May 20 from 10-11 a.m. This annual eight-week series of workshops provides attendees with education and practical solutions to financial and estate planning issues, so they can be in charge of their estates during their lifetimes and beyond. These free workshops are presented as a community service – for education only. Nothing will be sold, and professional advisers will not be given attendees’ contact information. Series moderator is Peter Kote, award-winning founder of Professional Fiduciary Services, which provides trustee, executor services and charitable counseling for individuals and organizations. He will lead these workshops with the assistance of other financial experts. This program made possible by the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. No reservations needed. Runs through May 20. For a complete schedule of upcoming financial workshops, visit the Library website calendar.

Medicine in Our Backyard, May 20 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. Speakers: Faysal Yafi, M.D. and Ruth Benca, M.D. presenting – New in Newport Beach: UCI Health Men’s Health and Sleep Medicine Services. UCI Health is expanding access to its world-class care services with a new, state-of-the art medical facility in Newport Beach. Services offered include men’s health and urology, executive health, sleep medicine and behavioral medicine. Dr. Faysal A. Yafi is assistant professor of Urology, chief of Andrology and director of Men’s Health at UC Irvine Health. His practice is specialized in men’s health, erectile dysfunction, hypogonadism, Peyronie’s disease, prosthetic surgery, male voiding dysfunction and male infertility. Dr. Ruth Benca is professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at UC Irvine School of Medicine. She is widely published in the field of sleep and behavioral, and is an internationally recognized authority on the relationship between sleep and psychiatric disorders. 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 Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Let’s Write Poetry, May 21 from 4-5 p.m. Join in for fun poetry games and activities to exercise your brain’s creativity. You will work together as you write your own poems to take home. Beginning writers, poets and anyone who is curious about poetry is encouraged to attend. Age level: elementary school and up. Takes place in Central Library’s Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

LEGO Block Party, May 22 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: Rembrandt, May 22 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. 

Rembrandt was a Dutch draughtsman, painter and printmaker. An innovative and prolific master in three media, he is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history. Unlike most Dutch masters of the 17th century, Rembrandt’s works depict a wide range of style and subject matter, from portraits and self-portraits to landscapes, genre scenes, allegorical and historical scenes, biblical and mythological themes as well as animal studies. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age, when Dutch art was extremely prolific and innovative, and gave rise to important new genres. 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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LEGO Saturdays, May 25 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.

LIBRARY is Closed in Observance of Memorial Day, May 27.

LEGO Block Party, May 29 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.

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