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Volume 4, Issue 58  |  July 19, 2019


Home & Garden Calendar...What’s Happening?

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Corona del Mar Certified Farmers’ Market, open every Saturday from 9 a.m. -1 p.m., rain or shine. Marguerite Avenue at Pacific Coast Highway. Comprises 27 local farmers who offer fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers, pastas and fish.

Farmers Market

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Lido Marina Village Farmers’ Market, open every Wednesday from 1-9 p.m. 3434 Via Lido. Spend the afternoon sampling and shopping for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheeses, juice, bread and more. One hour of complimentary parking in the structure. 

Newport Beach Farmers’ Market by Farmer Mark, open every Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located right next to Newport Pier. Offers veggies, fruits, flowers, honey, fresh breads, local farm fresh meats and handcrafted items from local artisans. Choose from a variety of free range quail, duck, chicken and goose eggs. 

Certified Costa Mesa Farmers’ Market at the O.C. Fair, open every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located in Lot D.

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS and more

Endless Summer Weekends at the Gardens, continuing through September 15 from 4-8 p.m. During the summer months, Sherman Gardens will be kickin’ back and staying open late on Sundays until 8 p.m. Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Kickin’ Back at Sherman Gardens, Continuing through September 22. Sit back and relax with a summer exhibit of colorful, funky, over-sized garden furniture.  Included with admission to the Gardens. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Kokedama beach themed

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Kokedama Beach Themed Workshop with Kathleen Nestell, Thursday, July 18 from 5-6 a.m. Join their Original Design Horticulturist & Designer, Kathleen Nestell, as she instructs how to create a fun, beachy-themed, sun-loving collection of succulents using the kokedama technique. This kokedama collection is a perfect patio accent. Workshop fee is $85 per person, which includes a 12”x12” square terra cotta tray, one 6” succulent, two 4” succulents, a beautiful coastal sunset shell pebble, decorative accent rocks, a piece of driftwood, shells and moss, rope and soil mixture. Due to materials costs, cancellations after July 12 cannot be refunded. Please bring gloves if desired. Space is limited. Visit the website to register. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Free Class – Growing Succulents, Saturday, July 20 from 9-10 a.m. Trending succulents and cacti are some of the easiest plants to grow. The experts will give you tips to keep them healthy, happy and beautiful. Held at Armstrong Garden Center, 1500 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Pat Welsh

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Create Your Own Paradise Garden with Pat Welsh, Saturday, July 20 from 10-11 a.m. World renowned Emmy-award winning garden author, Pat Welsh, will share her knowledge, ideas and love for gardening by explaining her seven secrets for gardening design. Welsh took up gardening at the age of 3 and has had her hands in the soil ever since. She is the author of six gardening books, an artist and an advocate of gardeners to grow drought-resistant plants by using techniques and timing of garden tasks appropriate to a Mediterranean climate. She will feature some of her favorite plants, color combinations and wisdom that will inspire you in your own garden. This event is free. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Succulent Pyramid Planter

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Succulent Pyramid Planter Workshop with Onita Castillo, Saturday, July 20 from 10-11 a.m. Make this succulent garden in the unique metal pyramid framed container with Original Designs instructor, Onita Castillo. Learn how to create and successfully care for your patio succulent garden. Workshop fee is $125 per person, which includes the pyramid shaped metal container, a variety of succulents to plant and step-by-step instructions. Space is limited. Unfortunately, due to material costs, cancellations after July 13 cannot be refunded. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Succulent Bowl, Wednesday, July 24 at 9 a.m. Participants will combine unusual textures and colors to create a one-of-a-kind succulent bowl for a garden or patio table. Pre-registration is required. Register at the website. Cost: $55 Friends; $65 Non-members. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Fragrant Garden Floral Workshop with Shelley Burton, Wednesday, July 24 from 5-6 p.m. Take in the aroma of the flowers. Join talented Floral Designer, Shelley Burton, as she provides you with some fun design tips and tricks on how to successfully create a fragrant floral arrangement. Workshop fee is $75 per person/arrangement, which includes a galvanized metal container, fresh flowers, cut herbs and step-by-step instructions. Unfortunately, due to material costs, cancellations after July 17 cannot be refunded. To make your reservation, go to shoprogersgardens.com or call 949.640.5800. Space is limited. Held at Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. www.rogersgardens.com

Lavender for H&G Calendar

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Event – Lavender Days, Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Join in during the second annual Lavender Days and celebrate beautiful, blooming lavender. Lavender adds beauty and grace to the garden and thrives in our hot, dry climate. Its beloved flowers in purple or blue have an amazing aroma promoting calmness and wellness. The experts can help you choose from a wide selection of lavender for your needs. Lavenders are perfectly suited for California gardens. Join the class at 9 a.m. for Lavender Explained. Held at Armstrong Garden Center, 1500 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Nature Gardening Series

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Nature Gardening Series • The Best California Friendly Gardens, Saturday, July 27 from 9-10 a.m. Celebrate some of the best California Friendly Gardens in Orange County. Join Rogers Gardens General Manager, Ron Vanderhoff, in their classroom for a fully illustrated program. Now in its 11th year, the California Friendly Garden Contest has been acknowledging and rewarding the most beautiful and innovative gardens and gardeners in Orange County. California Friendly gardens are in sync with nature, they use less resources, provide more habitat and are friendlier to the earth than any other garden. This program will show numerous photos of contestant entries and winners, with discussion about the plants, designs and features of the gardens. If you are thinking about removing the lawn, boxwoods or agapanthus, this might just be the inspiration you need. This event is free.

Bonsai Basics, Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. Bonsai Basics is an ideal primer for those interested yet inexperienced in the ancient Japanese art form of growing trees in shallow pots. Topics covered will include relevant design principles and tools used in training and general care requirements. Participants will shape and take home a juniper bonsai. Pre-registration Required. Register at the website. Cost: $45 Friends; $55 Non-members. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

Succulents

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Floral Class – Stylish Succulents, Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. Learn how to create a lasting arrangement with bold succulents and funky fresh flowers in a long and low container perfect for a rectangular table. Pre-registration Required. Register at the website. Cost: $60 Friends; $70 Non-members. Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. www.slgardens.org

House plants

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Free Class – Designing with Houseplants, Saturday, August 17 from 9-10 a.m. Houseplants are the biggest gardening trend making your home and office healthier while adding beauty. You’ll learn how to determine your home’s light conditions along with houseplants in different colors and styles that thrive in each light condition. Held at Armstrong Garden Center, 1500 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. 

Free Class – Creating a Fragrant Garden, Saturday, August 24 from 9-10 a.m. Fragrance can enhance your mood, boost confidence and trigger memories. Horticulturalists will show you plants that can easily be incorporated into your garden adding beauty while offering amazing fragrance. Held at Armstrong Garden Center, 1500 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

ONGOING

Year Round - Centennial Farm at the OC Fair & Events Center is open daily. Hours: Monday - Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and parking. Located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 

https://ocfair.com/centennial-farm/

Centennial Farm

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Let’s Get Outside...places to explore

Community Days, Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come explore parts of the Back Bay Science Center and participate in fun hands-on activities to learn more about the ocean. 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach.

Buck Gully stream

Courtesy of Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Dept.

Buck Gully Upper Loop Evening Hike on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 5:30-8 p.m. Explore the richness of Buck Gully Reserve in the early evening hours. The stream is running and the rich plant and animal life are enjoying the cool, shady canyon making for an evening hike in a natural oasis amid the suburban surroundings. Walk along San Joaquin Hills Road, which overlooks Buck Gully for the first mile, then drop down into the canyon on the Bobcat Trail, looping back through the upper end of the gully along the Buck Gully Trail. This activity is conducted at a walking pace, approximately 3 miles per hour. Led by an Irvine Ranch Conservancy volunteer. Open to 8 years and older. Distance is 4 miles; Duration is 2.5 hours. Moderate difficulty. Free. Registration required. Staging area: Newport Coast Community Center. Bring water, a light trail snack, sturdy closed-toe shoes and supplies to keep you safe during the journey. Sunscreen and a hat are highly recommended.

Monthly Beach Cleanups

Surfrider Foundation hosts a two-hour beach cleanup at 9 a.m. and a three-hour harbor cleanup at 8 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. They also partner with OC Public Works to host an annual flood control channel cleanup on Earth Day in April and Coastal Cleanup Day in September. For more information, contact Michelle Giron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beach Cleanups on the first Saturday of the month. Meet on the beach in front of Prospect Street and Ocean Front Boulevard in Newport Beach. They run from 9-11 a.m. There is paid public parking nearby, but there are limited spots.

Boys on beach for Let's Get Outside

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Courtesy of Crystal Cove Conservancy

Harbor Cleanups with volunteers meeting at Southwind Kayak Center at 100 N. Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. From PCH, turn onto Bayside Drive toward Newport Dunes. www.newportbeach.surfrider.org

Interested in being a Tidepool Volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering as a tidepool docent, visit www.ocmarineprotection.org for the next Orange County docent training dates and times.

Did You Know?

The largest animal to ever exist on Earth is the Blue Whale, which is commonly found off the coast of Newport Beach in June, July and August. Keep an eye out for these 100-foot long, 200-ton giants as they breach, fluke and feed in the waters right in front of Newport Beach.

Courtesy of the Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Dept.


OASIS Senior Center events, classes, trips...

OASIS exterior

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HAPPENINGS

SAVE THE DATE: OASIS Cars & Coffee Car Show is coming Saturday, Sept. 7 and OASIS members are encouraged to sign up now to enter their classic cars and motorcycles in the show. The event takes place from 8-11 a.m. and includes a pancake breakfast. The pancake breakfast is $5. Don’t hesitate as spaces are limited. Trophies will be awarded in all categories, including motorcycles. Call Berenice Barajas in the Friends of OASIS office at 949.718.1800.

Life’s Third Act: The Singles Version, continuing through August 7 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Room 2. This is a discussion course about issues and challenges facing single seniors. Each week, participants discuss their personal approaches to dealing with issues confronting them as a
single older adult. Topics might include: support networks, handling health care issues, social and friendship networks, isolation, traveling single, living arrangements, etc. Space is limited. For questions on the class format, contact the facilitator. Class is co-led by David K. LaRue, geologist and professor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Dr. Jane Drew, clinical psychologist.

Food for Thought Program: A Creativity Program with Adult Brain Health in Mind on Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Art Room. Cost: $20 (cash only). When we combine creativity with using our hands while visually engaged, we use multiple areas of our brain all at once, making vital connections. Using one’s creativity throughout a lifetime positively impacts the retention intelligence gained from accumulated knowledge and a lifetime of experiences. This four-week workshop presented by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is limited to 24 participants able to commit to all four workshops. Pre-registration and payment in person is required. To reserve a spot, stop by the OASIS office.

Membership Monthly Get Together on Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. for a meeting, entertainment and lunch. As you arrive, enjoy the piano stylings of Deane Bottorf. Highlighting the meeting is Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon who will induct the 2019 recently elected board of directors for the Friends of OASIS Executive Committee. Author Jeff Horn will also be present to share his book and sketches, In Our Eyes, In Our Words. The book details the plight of homelessness in Orange County as an artist. After the presentation, enjoy live music from The Honeydrops, an all-female band who perform vintage rhythm & blues/roots rock ‘n’ roll from the ‘40s, ‘50s and a bit of the ‘60s. Enjoy a catered lunch with a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, green salad, chips and a cookie. Bring your tickets early, as they sell out. Lunch tickets: $8 OASIS members, $10 non-members. Takes place in the Evelyn Hart Event Center.

Summer Concerts in the Courtyard on Friday, July 26 features Nashville Gold - Country Tribute from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and sell out fast. Bring your own low-slung beach chairs and blankets. Boxed dinner included with a ticket. Beer and wine are for sale. No outside alcohol. Event is for 21+. Attendees will be let in based on ticket number. Call 949.644.3244 or stop by the administration office to purchase your tickets.

Meal & A Movie on Wednesday, July 31 with the screening of Goodbye Christopher Robin. The meal starts at 12 p.m.; the movie starts at 1 p.m. in the Evelyn Hart Event Center. Call 949.718.1820 the prior Friday to request a meal. Movie Synopsis: The world of Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne comes to life in this illuminating biopic that focuses on his relationship with his son (and inspiration), Christopher Robin, and how the book’s phenomenal success affected the family. Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Alex Lawther, Stephen Campbell Moore, Vicki Pepperdine, Richard McCabe, Geraldine Somerville, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Will Tilston. Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Performers Wanted for the 8th annual OASIS Talent Showcase on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 2-4 p.m. Sign-ups are open for the annual Talent Show. Guidelines: Performers will be given a maximum of five minutes to perform; Music tracks will only be accepted on a MP3 with no exceptions; Performers will be responsible for setting up and breaking down their own instruments; Maximum of two microphones per act with no exceptions; All members of each act must attend a mandatory rehearsal on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 2-4 p.m. If any member of an act or group is not able to make this rehearsal, the act will be replaced; To submit your idea, contact Anne at 949.644.3244. Tickets are free for this event. You can pick up yours in the administration office.

TUESDAY NIGHT TOPICS

Beyond the Canvas: Henri Matisse on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m., presented by Professor Jacqueline Hahn in the Event Center. Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of color and his fluid and original draftsmanship. He was a draftsman, printmaker and sculptor, but is known primarily
as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Call 949.644.3244 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to RSVP for this free event.

Henri Matisse

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VOLUNTEERISM

Newport Beach Film Festival Reviewers Needed, so if you’re looking for a way to engage your love of arts, apply to become a Newport Beach Film Festival Reviewer. If you’re interested, contact Dorothy Krauss at 949.253.2880, ext. 233 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ENC Museum Docents. Interested in spending time helping out the Environmental Nature Center (ENC)? Docents staff the front desk, greet visitors and provide information at the ENC’s state-of-the-art learning facility. Training will cover frequently asked questions, emergency information, and ENC policies and procedures. Commit to volunteering one day a week or just one day a month. This training is for both experienced as well as brand new docents. Volunteer hours: Weekends, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12-4 p.m. Weekdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12:30-5 p.m.

Weekday Lunch. Welcome to lunch! Want to meet new friends? Come join other seniors on weekdays in the Evelyn Hart Event Center, Monday through Friday, from 12-12:30 p.m. Delicious hot and cold lunches are served by a local catering company. Reservations by 9 a.m. two days in advance are appreciated. Call 959.718.1820. Suggested donations: $4.50 per meal. Check the OASIS newsletter for the monthly menu calendar.

CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

Five-Week Communication Workshop meets Tuesdays, July 9-Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. in Room 4. This free, five-week workshop gives you the tools you need to improve your communication with everyone in your life. You will learn how to utilize various communication styles by interacting with workshop participants and discussing real-life challenges. Each week, a different topic will be presented and discussed in a group setting. Presented by Mieka Blewdsoe, MS, LMFT – Human Options. RSVP is required. Call 949.644.3244 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.

New! Grandparent & Me – Papier Maché Bank meets Thursdays, July 18-25 from 1-3 p.m. in Room 5. Remember the fun of making a papier maché project? Work with your little one to make and then paint a papier maché bank. All supplies provided for you to create a masterpiece. Sign up with your grandchild, niece, nephew and have some fun designing the project. A $10 material fee is due on the first day. Open to kids age 8+ with an adult. Cost: $35/2.

Resilience and Dealing with Difficult People on Thursday, July 30 at 2 p.m. in Room 4. This seminar is designed to enhance your ability to
be more thoughtful, open and resilient even while navigating life with difficult people. This musically illustrated presentation is designed to provide practical help in dealing with the four types of obstacles that people encounter in relationships. You’ll also learn about the six important aspects of self-assertion which invite more loving and respectful connections with others. Presented by Alan Levy, Pd.D. clinical psychologist. Call 949.644.3244 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP for this free lecture.

New! Chocolate Tasting 101 on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 5. Enjoy the nuances of fine chocolate in this fun new workshop. Like a fine wine, quality chocolate has a nose, acidity, fruitiness and tasting notes. Understand bean-to-bar, and learn how to develop your palate and appreciate single origin chocolate. A $15 material fee is due on the first day. Cost: $20/1.

Great Courses Discussion meets Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. New Topic: “My Favorite Universe,”  to watch Great Courses DVD followed by a group discussion. Meetings are free and RSVP is not required. Takes place in Room 2B. View page 17 in the newsletter for the scheduled topics.

Learn a New Language with Portal Languages. Portal Languages teaches Italian, French and Spanish with six- to eight-week courses. Come learn a new skill and make new friends in the New Year. View page 18 in the newsletter for class dates, times and costs.

Sing & Pick Hootenanny Group meets every Friday from 1-3 p.m. Bring your stringed instrument or just come and sing along. Takes place in OASIS Room 5.

OASIS Wood Carvers Seek New Members on Thursdays between 8-11 a.m. This group works on individual projects and welcomes new members. Come any Thursday and see Junie Allen to sign up, or find out more about the group. Instructors are available during class time to assist members. Group members are asked to contribute $15 every three months for class tool and machine maintenance. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/oasiswood.

A Different Kind of Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Read a different book based on a chosen topic. You will go home with a list of interesting reads. Theme: Historical fiction or fiction. Free.

Beginning Guitar Workshop gets together on ongoing Fridays from 3-4 p.m. and it’s free. No experience is necessary. Come learn to play the guitar in an informal setting. Bring your own acoustic guitar. Takes place in Room 5.

OASIS Sing Along happens on ongoing Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. and it’s free. Join a group of music aficionados who love to sing together, harmonize and learn new tunes. RSVP is not required. Takes place in OASIS Room 1A.

Hula is on ongoing Mondays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and it’s free. RSVP is not required. Taught by Marianne Ripley.

Head to Toe Fitness on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. Cost: $65/8. Drop ins $12/1; no refunds. Starting with dynamic stretching and low impact movements, this class includes light-weight training and floor exercises, helping you maintain bone density as it strengthens and stretches muscles throughout the body.

Longevity Stick on ongoing Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and it’s free. These easy-to-learn gentle movements promote physical fitness and mental relaxation. Bring a one-inch round (in diameter) wood stick that has a length equivalent to your body height. Most hardware stores carry wood sticks. Meets at Grant Howald Park, 3000 5th Ave., Corona del Mar.

Zumba Gold classes are offered at varying times. Costs vary. Offered by CS Dance Factory, your dance party workout will have you groovin’ at your own pace. Easy to follow, low-impact dance steps to zesty Latin and international music. Meet new friends while moving and having fun. Improve balance, strength and mobility. The instructors will uplift and energize you.

FINE ARTS

Open Art Workshop on ongoing Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the OASIS Art Center. Free. No RSVP is required. For students of any medium, this is the perfect time to catch up on class projects.

ENRICHMENT

Current Events Discussion on ongoing Mondays from 5-7 p.m. in the OASIS Library. Free. Join this group to openly discuss current events in a friendly setting. Topics will include news, magazines and movies. Participants are asked to bring an article to share with the group. From time to time, a speaker may present a special topic.

Writing Roundtable Group on ongoing Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in OASIS Room 5. Free. The class is dedicated to improving writing skills by presenting readings then receiving critiques. Authors can bring prepared material, double spaced with a copy for each attendee. A classroom copy machine is required. Content can include short stories, personal essays, a magazine article or poem. Reading time depends upon class attendance. The instructor is Jos Vloet. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Constitutional Law: United States on Thursday, July 11-Thursday, Aug. 29 from 5-6:30 p.m. in OASIS Room 1. Cost: $50/8. This course will examine foundational questions in American constitutional politics and the techniques of constitutional interpretation. Over an eight-week period, you will explore some of America’s most significant legal and judicial challenges and the resulting transformations that impact our world today. You will use an array of formats, such as music, videos and roundtable discussions to bring out the very best of your engagement with the topics you encounter. Led by Joshua Stone, MPP.

Driver Safety (AARP) on Monday, July 15 from 12-4:30 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 16 and Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 12-4 p.m. in OASIS Room 1B. Cost: $15 AARP members; $20 non-members. The July 15 class is a one-day refresher course. It is only available to those who have taken the full eight-hour course within the last five years. Check with your insurance company to see if they accept the refresher course for a discount. You must attend both Monday and Wednesday to complete the September courses. This eight-hour class covers defensive driving strategies, new traffic laws, rules of the road, car control, driving skills/techniques, preparation for the written test, DMV test questions, how to tell if you should give up driving and even how to get around when you no longer drive. Some insurance companies offer a three-year discount on auto insurance upon completion of this course. In person, advance registration, only. Checks only, made payable to AARP.

SPORTS

Endless Sun Surf Lessons. Newport Beach’s Endless Sun Surf School is offering private and group lessons meet under Newport Pier (Lifeguard headquarters building, lower level) and 24th Street. They teach to any surfing ability. Pro surfers will help you develop confidence, competence and awareness as a surfer. Cost: Private, $75/hr.; Two people, $55/hr./pp.; Three people, $50/hr./pp.; Six+ people, 60/2hr./pp. Book your lesson at www.endlesssunsurf.com.

Sailing with the OASIS Sailing Club makes recreational sailing available to members and their guests, and provides instruction in sailing to those members who wish to learn how to handle a sailboat. Enjoy year round sailing in their beautiful Catalina 34MKII sloops, OASIS-V and OASIS-VI. Both are in excellent condition and ready for all-weather operations. Sailing is sometimes tranquil and always enjoyable. More than 150 friendly club members welcome both experienced and new sailors. The Club meets the last Wednesday of every month. There is a $42 monthly dues fees. Sailing is free. Google “Oasis Sailing Club” for the website. Call Membership Chair Rob Reid at 510.329.2741 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for membership details. 

OASIS VI

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Pickleball – Outdoor Open Courts & Drop-In. Four outdoor courts; no lights. Open Courts: Mon.-Fri., 7-8 a.m. and 12 p.m.-dusk; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-dusk. Drop In: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-12 p.m. A predetermined schedule of play is based on skill levels will be posted at the courts and online. View the schedule at www.newportneachca.gov/sports. Participants will be required to supply their own paddle. Approved paddles must be used at all times. Visit www.newportbeachca.gov/sports for the list of approved paddles. Noise reduced balls will be available onsite. Outdoor pickleball is permitted only at the designated courts.

Pickleball – Indoor Drop-In. Three indoor court for doubles play; no partner is required. Mondays, 12:30-3 p.m.; Fridays, 12:30-3:30  p.m. Paddles and indoor balls are available. All skill levels are welcome. Pay and Play. Drop-in cards can be purchased online at City Hall or Newport Beach Community Center. RSVP not required.

Senior Tennis Group on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Interested in playing tennis? Come out to the San Joaquin Tennis Courts at 1550 Crown Drive, Corona del Mar. Please note: All play is doubles, no need to bring a partner or sign up in advance. Players ranked 3.0 and above are encouraged to participate. Please bring a racquet and $1 for balls. For more information, contact Linda Hardenbergh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let’s Tee it Up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Check-in times and costs vary. Get out and hit the course as the weather is warming up. Groups play at four different courses: Monday: Costa Mesa-Los Lagos, $33 for this long and challenging par 72; Wednesday: Fountain Valley-Mile Square Classic Course, $38; Wednesday: Costa Mesa-Mesa Linda, $26, par 70; and Friday: Fountain Valley-Mile Square Players Course, long and challenging, $40. Cart fees vary. Average cost is $12 per person. Reservations required.

CARDS & GAMES

Bridge from beginning to advanced and duplicate, learn and advance your skills in this stimulating game. Session times and costs vary.

Mah Jongg when experienced players meet on an ongoing basis on Mondays and Fridays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Room 3. Free and RSVP is not required.

Mexican Train where this interactive fun-packed game is played with dominoes. Beginners should come at 1 p.m. on Fridays to learn how to play. Meets on an ongoing basis on Fridays from 1- 4 p.m. in the Library/Game Room. Free and RSVP is not required.

Ping Pong where new players are always welcome. Meets on an ongoing basis on Tuesday and Thursday from 2-5 p.m. in the Event Center. Free and RSVP is not required.

Scrabble where game boards, tiles and official Scrabble dictionary provided. All levels welcome. Meets on an ongoing basis on Monday from 1:30-4 p.m. in Room 2B. Free and RSVP is not required.

Shanghai/May I where if you know how to play Rummy, you’ll pick up this game in no time. Meets on an ongoing basis on Tuesday from 12:30-4 p.m. in the Library/Game Room. Free and RSVP is not required.

Texas Hold’em Players Wanted whether you are a beginner or advanced experienced. Come enjoy treats and a chance to win a gift certificate to In-n-Out Burger. You should know the basics of poker, and new players are welcome. Meets on the first and third Friday every month from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Room 1B. Play for chips only. Free and RSVP is not required.

MEAL PROGRAMS

Daily lunch program where both hot and cold meals are served Monday through Friday from 12-2:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $4.50 and reservations are required two days in advance by calling 949.718.1820. 

SCREENINGS, SUPPORT GROUPS and COUNSELING

Health Screenings with walk-in Blood Pressure Screenings on the first and third Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. Visual Aid Screening by the Braille Institute for magnifying when eyeglasses are no longer sufficient. Call 714.821.5000 for an appointment.

Free Medical Lectures provided by Hoag Hospital. Call 949.644.3244 for the schedule.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group where meetings are open to caregivers, family members and friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia on the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m.

Caregivers Support Group where “Thrive not Survive” meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. in Room 5. Caregiving is challenging. The goal of this group is to increase your confidence as a caregiver, improve the skills that you have developed and offer a safe place to share your feelings. Free and facilitated by the Caregiver Resource Center, 714.446.5030.

Parkinson’s Newly Diagnosed Support Group where a group of people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s meets the second and fourth Friday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Nasira’s Nutrition Individualized Nutritional Counseling with Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DRPH, RD, CPT. She is a doctorate-level registered dietician, a certified personal trainer and a yoga instructor. This one-on-one nutrition consultation benefits individuals seeking to optimize their health through diet. If you’re interested in learning more about how good nutrition can help you meet your health goals, set up a nutritional counseling appointment. Fitness consultation is also available. Cost: $80 for a 60-minute consultation. For more information and to set up an appointment, contact Nasira at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Call 425.445.3914.

Meals on Wheels where three (3) nutritious meals are delivered Monday through Friday to homebound seniors (60 and older) that qualify for the program. Volunteers take time from their days to use their own vehicles to lovingly ensure that no senior is without a meal. If you have questions about the program, how it works, or if you and a loved one qualify, call 949.718.1811.

TRAVEL

DAY TRIPS

Reagan Library on Wednesday, July 24. Begin with a docent tour (10 guests per docent) of the library. Then enjoy an included BBQ buffet lunch under the belly of Air Force One. Afterwards, time to view the special exhibit, “The World of Da Vinci” and discover the machines and artwork of this Renaissance age genius who is among the most influential artists in history. Departs: 8 a.m. Returns: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $95/$100.

Del Mar Races on Thursday, Aug. 8. Travel to Del Mar where the surf meets the turf. Receive an official racing program upon arrival so you can pick your winners while having lunch on your own. Enjoy reserved Clubhouse shaded theater seating located on the third level with superb viewing and convenient to wagering windows – to pick up your winnings. Departs: 8 a.m. Returns: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $65/$70.

Getty Center on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Enjoy a leisurely day at the Center. View the collection of European paintings, drawings, sculptures and more at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Stroll through the beautiful gardens. Relax with a tasty lunch on your own at one of their dining locations. And, maybe, have time to visit the gift shop. Departs: 8:30 a.m. Returns: 5 p.m. Cost: $60/$65.

Christ Cathedral and the Hilbert Museum of California on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Travel to Christ Cathedral for an opportunity to see the frescos of the Sistine Chapel up close. The frescos have been digitally emblazoned on fabric panels to within centimeters of their actual size. They are displayed in the exhibit in roughly the same position as they are in the Sistine Chapel, either as walls or above as a ceiling. After lunch included, visit the Hilbert Museum for a docent tour of the museum. View their newly acquired Rockwell drawings created for the Saturday Evening Post. Departs: 9 a.m. Returns: 4 p.m. Cost: $75/$80.

The Thrilling 30’s Murder Mystery on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Bus to Almansor Court just south of Pasadena for a luncheon and musical revue. Enjoy the popular songs, comedy, costumes, dialogue and dancing with your lunch and wine. There will be time to shop and participate in the opportunity drawing. Departs: 9 a.m. Returns: 4 p.m. Cost: $95/$100.

EXTENDED TRIPS

Extended trips can be 3-5 days within driving range or a shorter flight leaving out of Orange County.

Chicago All Access - September 1-7

California Coast & Wine Country - September 8-14

Canyon de Chelly & Mesa Verde - September 8-12

French Canada & Niagara Falls - October 7-15

AFC’s Danube River Cruise - October 18-29

Georgia On My Mind - October 20-26

Kentucky with Noah’s Ark - October 23-28

Gambling trips are scheduled monthly. All trips are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out. Note: Trips fill up quickly, so sign up early. Travel Office: Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 949.718.1810.

OASIS Senior Center is located at 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar,

92625. Call 949.644.3244. Parking is Free. OASIS Senior Center is on Facebook.

For a complete list of classes, happenings and support groups, visit http://bit.ly/OASISSeniorCenter. They are also listed in the quarterly Newport Navigator, available at Newport Beach Public Library branches.


Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve Events

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, Sept. 8. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Newport Bay Conservancy. Festivities include a sunset dinner. More details to come.

Raccoon

Family Science Sundays, One Sunday each month from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-12. Enjoy free activities in the Muth Interpretive Center classroom, with a different educational theme to explore. The activities are self-guided and can include hands-on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. No registration is necessary.

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Wild Tales, every Friday, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center for 2-8 year olds. Enjoy story time, a walk and an activity. Pre-registration is required. 949.923.2269.

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Kayak Tour every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. Launch from the Newport Aquatic Center at 1 Whitecliffs Drive for a two-hour guided tour of Upper Newport Bay. Trained naturalists begin with a quick lesson on how to paddle and then lead participants into the Ecological Reserve. They make several stops where they discuss various aspects of the ecology and wildlife of the Bay. Each tour is unique with startling differences in birds and other wildlife seen depending on the season and state of the tide. In winter, there is a huge abundance and diversity of shorebirds, ducks, and grebes that have migrated from Canada and Alaska. Roughly 80 species of fish have been found here. Bring sun protection, even in winter, and be prepared to get a little wet. Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour to check in and fill out a waiver. 

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Back Bay Drive Nature Walks on the first Sunday of the month. Enjoy a leisurely morning walk along Back Bay Drive observing birds and plants. A side channel of the estuary runs adjacent to the multi-purpose road and there are great opportunities to view shorebirds, waterfowl and other birds.

Back Bay Science Center Community Day every Sunday at 10 a.m. Learn about ongoing research, restoration and education. Explore touch tanks and tour the teaching lab. Free; no reservations needed. 600 Shellmaker Road.

Big Canyon Bird and Plant Walk on the third Saturday of the month. Expert Newport Bay Conservancy Naturalists conduct highly informative themed plant and bird programs at Big Canyon. They involve a short walk in an area where several habitats meet, and provide a great introduction for those interested in identifying the birds and plants they see at the Bay. Free; no reservations needed. 600 Shellmaker Road.

Big Canyon Bird Walk on the last Sunday of the month (except in December). For those interested in a more intense bird-watching experience and the possibility of seeing something rare, one of the bird experts offers a 2-3 hour outing at Big Canyon. Suitable for beginner and advanced bird watchers. Free; no reservations needed.

Family Hike on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month. Meet and the Muth Center patio for an hour-long hike providing a great introduction to the Bay. All ages welcome. Call 949.923.2269 to RSVP.

Birds in flight

Habitat Restoration in Newport Bay on the second Thursday of the month. Birds and other wildlife need a healthy habitat to thrive. Be a part of that positive impact while enjoying the beauty of Newport Bay and Big Canyon. All training, tools and gloves will be provided.

Shellmaker Discovery Tours on Saturdays where you can join a California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Naturalist to learn about Shellmaker Island’s rich history, the future of the Back Bay Science Center, and discover unusual and endangered plant, bird and crab habitats.

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Restoration Program in Newport Bay on the second Sunday of the month. Join Preserve staff and other volunteers in enhancing the Bay’s habitat for local wildlife. Activities may include non-native plant removal, planting natives, watering, trash cleanup and Butterfly Garden maintenance. No experience is necessary. Bring a hat, sunscreen and snacks. Water and tools are provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Osprey

What Else?

Walking and Jogging

Back Bay Drive is a multi-use road that stretches 3 miles northwards along the east side of the Bay from the Back Bay Science Center at Shellmaker Road to Vista Point on the corner of Eastbluff Drive. Back Bay Drive is one-way for motor vehicles from south to north. This is the best route if you would like to be close to the water and see shorebirds and waterfowl, but bear in mind that bikes and pedestrians share the road. Street parking south of Shellmaker Road, at the bottom of San Joaquin Hills Road and on Eastbluff Drive, and a parking lot at Big Canyon. There are scenic pedestrian trails at Big Canyon.

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Horseback Riding

There are designated horse trails between 23rd Street and Bayview Drive, but there are no horse rental facilities in the Ecological Reserve or Nature Preserve.

Cycling

There is a 10-mile bike loop around the Bay. Starting at Jamboree at San Diego Creek and heading clockwise the first stop is Vista Point on the corner of Eastbluff Drive and Back Bay Drive. Take Back Bay Drive to the Newport Dunes Resort. Follow the sign-posted bike path through the resort, which brings you out onto Pacific Coast Highway at the bridge. Take the highway over the bridge and turn right on Dover Drive. You can take a quick detour to Castaways Park, Northstar Beach or Galaxy Park or follow the direct route along Dover to Irvine Avenue where you will turn right. On Irvine just beyond Santiago Drive a set of paved trails begin. These take you to the Interpretive Center, and from there to Bayview Drive and back to Jamboree Road. The 22-mile Mountains to Sea Trail, which runs from Weir Canyon north of Irvine Regional Park joins the Back Bay Loop at Jamboree Road and continues through to Shellmaker Road.

Newport Bay Conservancy

www.newportbay.org

Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center,

2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. Email:

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Crystal Cove State Park’s upcoming events

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Community Days in the Historic District’s Education Commons, hosted by Crystal Cove Conservancy on Wednesdays, July 17 and 31 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Step back in time as the Education Commons comes to life with fun, historical activities for the whole family. Learn to sketch, make a one-of-a-kind sea glass creation, try your hand at a traditional craft, or explore the science of  Crystal Cove State Park.Check out Cottage #13, the Film and Media Center and Cottage #22, the Park and Marine Research Facility. Park in the Los Trancos lot. (PCH inland at the stoplight at Los Trancos then walk across the street or take the shuttle.)

Family Nature Hikes at Crystal Cove State Park on July 19 and 21 at 9 a.m. Summer is an exciting time to learn about our local nature. Join park naturalists to learn about the plants and animals living in the Park. Meet at the Berns Amphitheater. (PCH inland at the stoplight at School-State Park and follow the signs to the Campground/Moro day use.)

Join a Park Ranger for a fun introduction to the ecology of Crystal Cove State Park in their weekly Junior Ranger programs. This children’s nature program is a favorite in State Parks and allows visitors ages 7-12 to earn a badge. Junior Rangers meet from 10-11 a.m. on July 20 and 26. Meet at the Berns Amphitheater. (PCH inland at the stoplight at School-State Park and follow the signs to the Campground/Moro day use.)

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Stop by Naturalist Laurel’s Beachside Chat table on Monday, July 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park. Find Laurel and her bounty of nature props near the Historic District Education Commons  by the Beachcomber Café. Park in the Los Trancos lot. (PCH inland at the stoplight at Los Trancos then walk through the tunnel or take the shuttle.)

Crystal Cove State Park naturalist Ranger Winter will read some of her favorite Children’s Nature Books on Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Los Trancos trailer. (PCH turn inland at the stoplight at Los Trancos.)

State parks, campgrounds and s’mores are a summertime tradition. Come down to the Berns Amphitheater at Crystal Cove State Park on Friday, July 26 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. to Chat and Snack with a Ranger and learn about some of the nocturnal animals at live in the Park. Bring you s’mores fixings and they’ll have the firepit lit. Meet at the Berns Amphitheater. (PCH inland at the stoplight at School-State Park and follow the signs toward the campground.)

Stop by and meet a Park Naturalist at a Trailside Chat table before starting a hike into the backcountry of Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, July 28 from 8-11 a.m. Learn about some of the fun critters living in the Park and reasons to stay on the trail. The Park Naturalist will be stationed at the Moro Canyon Trail Head near the Berns Amphitheater. (PCH inland at the stoplight at School-State Park and follow the signs toward the campground.)

The Great Plein Air Art Experience still has openings on August 13, 15, 20 and 27. Crystal Cove State Park has a long history of plein air artists painting and preserving its beautiful landscapes. Now every summer, you can be a part of this 100-year-old tradition. Spend a relaxing day with one of Crystal Cove State Park’s plein air artists while capturing the beauty of the Cove on canvas. No experience is required; this introductory class is recommended for novices only. Classes take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cottage #13 (The Beaches Cottage) in the Historic District. Bring water, sunscreen, a long sleeve shirt and a stool or chair (optional). Cost: $85 per workshop; $70 for Crystal Cove Conservancy members. All supplies will be provided. Class size is limited to 12. Minimum age is 18. To register, visit https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/cEJKX94o0RbLM6MT6IFwJw.

For additional information on events, call 949.376.6200 or visit www.crystalcove.org.

Interested in a historic cottage rental? Visit www.reservecalifornia.com. Cottages are available every day of the month. But call early, as they book up very quickly.


For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

Newport Harbor

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Women Wine & Fashion Luncheon | Friday, July 19 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Delight in an afternoon starting with an outdoor waterfront reception, culinary flavors during a three-course lunch, wine pairings and notes from wine partner Zaca Mesa Winery in Santa Barbara and a spring fashion show at the Bayfront Boutique with exclusive day-of specials. Tickets: $75 (tax and gratuity included).

Contact: www.balboabayresort.com

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

Newport Beach 1/1 Marines Foundation Car Wash Fundraiser | Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Come and get your car washed squeaky clean by the Marines from the 1st Battalion/1st Marines. Drive over to to get your vehicle squeaky clean. Suggested donation is $20.

Contact: For more information on the Newport Beach 1st Battalion/1st Marines Foundation, call 949.385.1110 and visit www.oneonemarines.com.

Takes place at the Shell Gas Station, 1600 Jamboree Road (corner of San Joaquin Hills Road), Newport Beach.

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Michael Chang Tennis Tournament | Saturday, July 20 from 4:45-9 p.m. | Tennis fans – join in for a one-of-a-kind all pro tennis exhibition match featuring former World No. 2 Michael Chang along with his protégé, current World No. 9, Kei Nishikori. The tennis duo will be taking on world-class doubles players on center court at Newport Beach Tennis Club. You will be amazed and entertained with their incredible tennis skills and on-court antics. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Silent and live auctions are open to all guests. There is an autograph opportunity at the end of the match. The adult Pro Classic takes place July 26-28. For tickets, visit www.changtennis.com.

Contact: www.nbtctennis.com

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

5th annual BCYC and LLS Golf Tournament | Wednesday, July 31 beginning at 9 a.m. | Play for a cure in this day-long event with this four-person scramble format and test your golf skills in the longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin contests. The event will also feature an opportunity drawing and auction, along with lunch. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease & myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. A portion of the green fees ($250) will benefit LLS. Check-In for the event begins at 9 a.m., followed by Shotgun Start at 12:30 p.m. After enjoying a day on the course with tee prizes, there will be a dinner and awards ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m. ($65). To register for the event, visit the Golf Tournament page at www.bcyc.org.

Contact: Mike Bryant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Arielle Loya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sponsorships are available.

Takes place at Oak Creek Golf Club, One Golf Club Drive, Irvine.

Smart Women Breakfast to benefit Working Wardrobes | Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. | Tickets: $50. Features Eileen Padberg, who put her political & public affairs consulting business on hold in 2004 and embarked on a journey to Iraq, helping the women of Iraq build and expand their businesses. The 22 months that followed were life-changing – both for Padberg and for the hundreds of Iraqi women whose lives she impacted. She will recount experiences from her book Out of my Lane: Leveling the Playing Field for Iraqi Women.

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 | Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 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.

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 nonprofit 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

Phantom of the Opera, Continuing through July 21. Performance times vary. Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will make a triumphant return to Orange County as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour. Tickets start at $35.75.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

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

Phantom of the Opera for Best Bets

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OCMAExpand Six New Exhibitions on view continuing through September 1. Features works of Pacific Rim artists and a seventh show with objects from the museum’s collection. Through a wide range of media including interactive installations, photography and site-specific interventions, the works touch on notions of value, control and power, and truth and reality, responding to some of today’s most pressing global socio-political concerns. Spring exhibitions include: Diego Berruecos: Only A Shadow; York Chang: To Be Wrong with Infinite Precision; Victoria Fu and Matt Ric: Monster A; Fritzia Irizar: CaCO3; UuDam Tran Nguyen: TIME BOOMERANG California Edition – From S.E.A. Atolls to the Next Dead Stars; Hiromi Takizawa: Open Air and Closer Look: Intimate-Scale Sculpture from the Permanent Collection. Admission and parking are free. Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Contact: www.ocmaexpand.org

Takes place at OCMA/Expand, South Coast Plaza Village, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana.

Uudam Tran Nguyen for Best Bets

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Summer Exhibit: Kickin’ Back at the Gardens, Continuing through September 22. Sit back and relax at Sherman Library & Gardens with a summer exhibit of colorful, funky, over-sized garden furniture. Feel like a kid again: climb on up into big and bold retro lawn chairs, sway away on shady swings and sprawl out in hammocks. Put your feet up and enjoy kickin’ back. Included with admission to the Gardens.

Contact: Call 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

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

Summer Concert Series at the Hyatt Regency, Continuing through October 20. Friday nights will get a little hotter this summer when the Bank of the West Summer Concert Series 2019 heats up. Returning for another year, world-class music will fill the air along with fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheater. Headliners include Boz Scaggs, Kenny G. and West Coast Jam, among others.

Contact: To purchase tickets, visit http://series.hyattconcerts.com/tickets/.

Takes place at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach.

Kenny G for Newport's Best Bets

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Southbound – A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, July 13 from 6:30-10 p.m. at Newport Dunes. Tickets: $15.

Contact: https://www.newportdunes.com/event/southbound-a-tribute-to-lynyrd-skynyrd/

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

Summer Jazz: Roy Kobayashi Trio & Cathy Segal-Garcia Band, July 19 at 7 p.m. Jazz pianist Ron Kobayashi and his trio are three uniquely talented musicians, each bringing years of diverse musical experiences. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s earthy and organic voice shines with a repertoire that includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards. This event is free.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

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

Movie in the Park: The LEGO Movie 2, July 19 from 7-10 p.m. at Cliff Drive Park. Come enjoy some fresh air, free popcorn, free candy, free activities and a live screening of The LEGO Movie 2. The event begins at 7 p.m. with the movie set to begin at dusk. Food will be available for purchase. Remember to bring a chair, blanket, or towel for comfortable sitting during the movie. Presented by the City of Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Department, this is the first of four movie screenings throughout the summer.

Contact: www.newportbeachca.gov/recreation; 949.644.3151.

Takes place at Cliff Drive Park, 301 Riverside Ave., Newport Beach.

The Actors’ Nightmare and The Real Inspector Hound, July 20 at 7 p.m. and July 21 at 2 p.m. The Newport Theatre Arts Center presents its Cliff Playhouse Summer Readers’ Theater in two, one acts. Tickets are complimentary or pay what you will. Seating is open.

Contact: Call 949.631.0288. www.ntaconline.com

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

Movie Mondays: Anastasia, July 22 at 8 p.m. In Anastasia, the young Anastasia tries to reunite with her royal grandmother and restore her family name while avoiding the ruthless Rasputin along the way. Featuring the voice talents of Meg Ryan, John Cusack and Christopher Lloyd. This event is free.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

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

SOCALPAPA Fine Arts Juried Event and Display Sale with the Artists’ Reception on Friday, July 26 and exhibited art for sale that evening. The events showcase a juried plein air art competition featuring the Back Bay and OC Parks, and a weekend display show and sale with a variety of original art of the Bay, OC parks, local iconic scenes, as well as still lifes and iconic landscapes, both local and around the world by 40 artists. A portion of the sale proceeds will go to the Newport Bay Conservancy. The weekend Display Show on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the exterior surrounding the building. Artwork will be on display in the Theater Room of the Muth Interpretive Center from July 19-26 for pre-sales, but may not be removed until close of show. A free painting classes for kids from ages 7-12 will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Student space is limited, and classes will fill up quickly. To reserve, call 949 923-2269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact: www.socalpapa.com

Takes place at Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach.

Lady in Back Bay for SOCALPAPA for Best Bets 7.12

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Summer Jazz: Calixto Oviedo and the Cuban Jazz Train, July 26 at 7 p.m. Cuban Jazz Night features Latin Grammy nominee Calixto Oviedo. Oviedo is a living encyclopedia of Cuban drumming and percussion, from the deep roots of African-influenced folklore to the hottest dance music and the cutting edge of jazz. This event is free.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

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

Hot Yoga - July, July 27 at 9 a.m. This class will take place inside a lush tropical conservatory. Whether this is your first hot yoga experience or you are a seasoned hot yoga student, you will love this unique location. Starting with breathing and gentle stretching, you will slowly move into more challenging poses. You will build strength and balance in the same hot, humid and sweetly scented environment enjoyed by orchids, bromeliads, koi fish and turtles. Bring a mat, small towel and plenty of water. Cost: $15 Friends, $20 Non-members.

Contact: Call 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

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

Movie Mondays: Dreamgirls, July 29 at 8 p.m. In Dreamgirls, a trio of female African-American soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way. Starring Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson and more. This event is free.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

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

Afternoon Tea in the Gardens, July 31 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in the Gardens’ 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 + tax & gratuity. By reservation only. Call 949.673.0033. Afternoon Tea is offered on the second and last Wednesday of each month. 

Contact: Call 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

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

Summer Jazz: Clayton Cameron and the Jazz Explosion, August 2 at 7 p.m. Clayton Cameron is known as a dynamic drummer who has perfected the art of brush technique. Cameron has toured with Sammy Davis Jr. and Tony Bennett, as well as other legends of the jazz world. This event is free.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

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

Block Printing Workshops, August 3 and August 31 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Taught by instructor Elizabeth James from Pacific and Rose Textiles, learn step-by-step the ancient art of hand block-printing, including classic Indian design principles, printing bed and ink tray preparation, and blocking-printing techniques. After first practicing on paper, you’ll move on to fabric, whether it’s kitchen towels, aprons or scarves. All tools and supplies will be furnished, with an instruction pamphlet for you to keep. Additional

Vintage woodblocks will be available for purchase. James’ collections of home and lifestyle products have been hand block-printed in her Jaipur, India workshop since 2001. Cost of each workshop: $70. Cancellation is 48 hours prior. Reserve you spot at www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com/collections/seaside-events

Contact: If you have questions, contact Elizabeth James at 949.633.1080. www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Block printing for Best Bets

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Movie Mondays: Hook, August 5 at 8 p.m. In Hook, Captain Hook kidnaps Peter Pan’s children moving him to return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy and save his children. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams and Julia Roberts. This event is free.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

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

Summer Jazz: George Gilliam Quartet & Connie Han Trio, August 9 at 7 p.m. George Gilliam’s natural talent and love for music gives every performance a vibe of authentic classic jazz. Connie Han is a 23-year-old jazz pianist from Los Angeles who’s been shaking up the West Coast jazz scene as a rising star. This event is free.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

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

The Wizard of Oz, August 10, 11, 17 and 18. Times and ticket prices vary. South Coast Repertory’s Student Productions features the Summer Players (grades 4-12). Revel in this story by L. Frank Baum and recall the legendary saying, “There’s no place like home.” Follow Dorothy, Toto and their friends as they journey down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond in this timeless musical. With favorite songs like, “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and “Over the Rainbow,” The Wizard of Oz will captivate the entire family. Join the Summer Players, advanced students in SCR’s Theatre Conservatory, as they bring this wonderful and whimsical adventure to life on the stage. Recommended for ages 6 and above.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

Takes place on the Julianne Argyros Stage at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Pacific Chorale’s Choral Festival, August 11 at 5 p.m. Bringing together members of Pacific Chorale with up to 400 singers from throughout Southern California and beyond, this year’s Festival features Gabriel Fauré’s gentle and moving Requiem. General admission tickets are required, but are free of charge.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

12th Annual Gala of the Stars, August 16 at 7 p.m. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Orange County’s premier resident ballet company with an exciting gala performance where world-renowned ballet artists share their love and expertise of the craft with future, inspired young stars. The young protégés 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 one evening that celebrates the art and passion of ballet. Tickets start at $55 and are available on the website.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Summer Jazz: The John Clifton Blues Band & The 44’s Blues Band, August 16 at 7 p.m. Join in for Blues Night. John Clifton regularly tours in the U.S. and has headlined some of the most well-known venues and festivals. He effortlessly infuses styles from West Coast to Chicago Blues, classic R&B and soul, to some hard driving vintage rock and roll. The 44’s are a Los Angeles-based band that plays blues-roots-rock music, and energetic live performances have garnered an enthusiastic local following. This event is free.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

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

Pacific Symphony’s SummerFest with Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert, August 17 at 8 p.m. Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, the fourth episode of the saga, returns to the desert planet of Tatooine. A young Luke Skywalker begins to discover his destiny when, searching for a lost droid, he is saved by the reclusive Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi. A civil war rages in the galaxy, and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire, Luke and Obi-Wan enlist the aid of hotshot pilot, Han Solo. Joined by the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO, the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia and make use of the stolen plans to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon. In a legendary confrontation, the rogue group mounts an attack against the Death Star for a climactic battle with the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. Richard Kaufman conducting with Pacific Symphony. Tickets: Adults, $25-$99; Children under 14, $12.50-$99.

Contact: For tickets, visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

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

Watercolor Class: Cactus Flower with Erna, August 23 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to see and paint color and simple shapes. Classes are designed for all levels of painter and non-painter. Each participant will take home his/her own charming painting. 

Maximum 12 people. Cost: $35 Friends, $45 Non-members.

Contact: Call 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

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

Summer Jazz: Mon David Quartet featuring Tateng Katindig on Piano & Charmaine Clamor, August 23 at 7 p.m. It’s Filipino Jazz Night on Argyros Plaza. Known for his wide vocal range, rich tone, fearless style and eclectic musicality, Mon David has shared the stage with luminaries such as Diane Schuur, David Benoit, Eric Marienthal and the late Bobby Enriquez. Tateng Katindig, who has performed with Lou Rawls, Marienthal and others, represents the best of Filipino jazz piano. Charmaine Clamor is a Filipina jazz singer best known for melding traditional Filipino folk songs and with American jazz and blues in a newly developed musical genre called “Jazzipino.” This event is free.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

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

John Cusack – Say Anything, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. The 1989 comedy/drama Say Anything brought popular culture the love story of Lloyd Dobler (actor John Cusack) and Diane Court (actress Ione Skye). An eternal optimist seeks the heart of a “brain trapped in the body of a game show hostess.” Ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest modern movie romances (and No. 11 on the list of 50 best high-school movies), Say Anything made a star out of John Cusack who went on to success in multiple films including High Fidelity, Grosse Point Blank, and Being John Malkovich, among others. Now, join Cusack for a screening of Say Anything followed by a live conversation regarding his career and the making of Say Anything. Roger Ebert called the movie “one of the best films of the year” when it was released. Fans will now get the opportunity to experience a moderated discussion, with Cusack answering audience questions as well. A limited number of VIP gold circle seats will be available that includes a post-show photo op with Cusack. Tickets start at $44.75.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

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

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Mosaic: Hummingbird Sculpture, August 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn nipping and fitting techniques related to glass tile mosaics and wheeled nippers while designing and applying to a custom metal 12” x 12” x 4” hummingbird sculpture. Please bring a lunch or snack and beverage for this full day class. 

Pre-registration required. Cost: $115 Friends, $125 Non-members.

Contact: Call 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

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

Happy Hour Yoga - August, August 29 6-8 p.m. This class will be held amid the beautiful surroundings of the Gardens and will focus on breath work by going over breathing techniques and fundamentals. The class will then move into Hatha yoga (all levels), focusing on balance, strength and stretching. Next, will be a meditation practice (10-15 minutes) and the class will end with a restful, restorative, Savasana pose. After class, enjoy a glass of wine as you wander through the Gardens. Bring a mat, small towel, and water. Happy Hour Yoga is held on the last Thursday of each month. Cost: $20 Friends, $25 Non-members.

Contact: Call 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

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

Summer Jazz: Sweet Baby J’ai and the Women in Jazz All-Stars, August 30 at 7 p.m. Few entertainers can command a stage like the indefatigable Sweet Baby J’ai. She is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers today and has toured the world with her genre-defying work which both embraces and expands the jazz tradition. Joined by the multi-award-winning Women in Jazz All-Stars, this world-class ensemble of extraordinary musicians come together to set the night on fire with a blend of blues with jazz, funk, pop and soul. This event is free.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

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

Hot Yoga - August, August 31 6-8 p.m. This class will take place inside a lush tropical conservatory. Whether this is your first hot yoga experience or you are a seasoned hot yoga student, you will love this unique location. Starting with breathing and gentle stretching, you will slowly move into more challenging poses. You will build strength and balance in the same hot, humid and sweetly scented environment enjoyed by orchids, bromeliads, koi fish and turtles. Bring a mat, small towel and plenty of water. Cost: $15 Friends, $20 Non-members.

Contact: Call 949.673.2261. www.slgardens.org

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


Newport Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

NB Central Library

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

Summer Reading Program Begins, Continuing through August 10. The annual Summer Reading Program starts today! This year’s theme is “It’s Showtime at Your Library.” Kids through 6th grade can participate in the Children’s Program, where they spend time reading to earn prizes. Check out the weekly fun events at each NBPL Branch and make sure to pick up your Summer Reading game sheet. There are also separate reading programs for Teens and Adults.

“Sobier Photo Project” exhibition by Ed Olen, Continuing through September 6. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is presenting a the “Sobier Photo Project” by celebrated photographer Ed Olen, that just opened on July 8 and is on display at the Newport Beach Central Library gallery through September 6. 

Olen has traveled to Haiti with The Heart of Hollywood Foundation on yearly mission trips since 2012. For the past three years, the organization has focused on the village of Sobier, which was particularly devastated by the 2010 earthquake. Olen always photographs his trips, but this year he decided to try something new. With the help of strategic and handmade props, Olen juxtaposes a culture of wealth against a community of need, capturing the unique personalities of his subjects, creating striking images that demand attention and evoke reaction. The Heart of Hollywood Foundation has begun construction on a clinic for the community, projected to be completed this spring. Next, they want to focus on a well for fresh water because it’s a two-hour plus round-trip for the villagers to get fresh water every day. The exhibition can be viewed during regular library hours.

Sobier Photo Project

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Photo by Ed Olen

It’s Showtime at Your Library Crafts on July 16 at 11 a.m. in the Central Library Friends Room; July 18 at 11 a.m. at Balboa Branch Library; and July 20 at 10 a.m. at the Mariners Branch Library, Jorgensen Room. Have you ever dreamed of being a star? Come and pretend as you make crafts for the stage and screen.

Appointments Workshop on July 16 from 6-8 p.m. Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris along with the CA League of Cities Women’s Caucus invites you to attend an Appointments Workshop. Come learn the best practices for applying for an appointment to a state board or commission. Appointments provide an opportunity for civic engagement and the chance to enrich the lives of all Californians. For more information call 949.251.0074. To RSVP for the event, visit https://asmdc.org/js/ApptsWkshp. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Lane, Newport Beach.

Grand Opening Ceremony for Corona del Mar and Fire Station Grand Opening on July 20 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Community members are invited to attend this momentous celebration. There will be speeches, a ribbon cutting, photo opportunities, self-guided tours of the new facility and refreshments. Please note the following: Marigold Avenue from Second Avenue to the alley will be closed, the parking lot will be assigned parking only, the brief ceremony will be held outside with no chairs will be provided and parking in the area is limited, so please plan to walk, bike or carpool. Takes place at 410 Marigold Avenue, Corona del Mar.

Cory Hills, Percussive Storyteller on July 23 at 11 a.m. in the Central Library Friends Room; July 23 at 2 p.m. in the Corona del mar Branch Library and July 27 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Mariners Branch Library, Jorgensen Room. Get ready to be amazed as Cory Hills delights you with his unique blend of percussion instruments and storytelling. The audience will even help him construct and compose stories to perform during the show.

NBPL Cory Hills

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Under the Big Top Crafts on July 30 at 11 a.m. at Central Library. Have you ever dreamed of being a star? Come one, come all. Ringleaders of all ages are invited to a good time creating circus-inspired crafts. Clowning around is encouraged. Takes place in the Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Lane, 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

Scheduled to re-open on July 20, 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

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