Celebrity appearances, fine art, entertainment and a unique functionality of the Pageant of the Masters are all on tap Saturday
at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road
in Laguna Beach.

The celebrity advantage begins at five p.m. and
incorporates a concert at six p.m.
by Grammy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated singer Melissa Manchester
and the Citrus College Blue Note Orchestra.

Actor John O’Hurley,
whose credits contain “Seinfeld,” will host the system.

Tickets are on sale now. Rates variety from $50 to $240.

For much more information and facts, stop by PageantTickets.com.

Vans skate competitors returning to Huntington Beach

The annual Vans Park Series Americas Regionals skateboard competitors will be held from 10 a.m. to three p.m. Thursday to Saturday
at Vans Off the Wall Skatepark, 7471 Center Ave.
in Huntington Beach.

For much more information and facts about the competitors, which is no cost to attend,stop by bit.ly/2MsHRvq.

Find out about constellations at neighborhood astronomy nights

Regional astronomers and OC Parks employees will host no cost astronomy nights on Friday in Newport Beach and Saturday in Laguna Beach.

1 occasion will run from eight to 10 p.m.
at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive
in Newport Beach.
The other will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Nix Nature Center, 18751 Laguna Canyon Road
in Laguna Beach.

Attendees will study how to determine stars and constellations whilst peering by way of a telescope. There also will be other space-themed activities and crafts.

For much more information and facts, stop by letsgooutside.com/activities.

SRH music festival coming to Huntington Beach

The Lengthy Beach Dub Allstars and Kottonmouth Kingspade will headline SRH Fest, which runs from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday
at SeaLegs at the Beach, 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy.
in Huntington Beach.

SRH Fest began practically 3 decades ago and has featured a quantity of notable acts, such as the Dirty Heads, Hollywood Undead, Kottonmouth Kings, NOFX, Tech N9ne,
Dilated Peoples, Strung Out and Unwritten Law.

Common admission tickets are $25.

For much more information and facts, stop by bit.ly/2zdSPMF.

See snakes up close through Newport Beach occasion

Attendees can study about the snakes that reside in the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve through a no cost occasion from 1 to three:30 p.m. Sunday
at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive
in Newport Beach.

The system will involve viewing non-venomous snakes indoors, followed by a hike along the preserve’s trails in search of other snakes.

For much more information and facts, stop by bit.ly/31ZyR4N.


Actor Gary Sinise, left, joins co-hosts Darlene and Ron Salisbury at a fundraising dinner in 2014.

(Courtesy of Gary Sinise Foundation)

‘Forrest Gump’ actor Gary Sinise to speak about book honoring veterans at Newport Beach occasion

Actor and veterans advocate Gary Sinise
will speak about his new book, “Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service,” through an occasion beginning at six:30 p.m. Sunday
at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St.
in Newport Beach.

Sinise is maybe ideal recognized for his part as Lt. Dan Taylor in “Forrest Gump.”

Common admission for the occasion is $36
and incorporates a copy of the book.

For much more information and facts, stop by bit.ly/30hCyCi.

Find out how to make a hummingbird sculpture at Sherman Library & Gardens

A class on developing mosaic hummingbirds will be held 10 a.m. to four p.m. Aug. 28 at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 East Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar.

At a price of $125 for non-members and $115 for members, participants can study to sculpt a 12-inch hummingbird.

To sign up, stop by slgardens.org or get in touch with (949) 673-2261, ext. 300.

Laguna Playhouse closing out Sounds of Summer time concert series with tribute to the Carpenters

A show celebrating the Carpenters will run from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1
at the Laguna Playhouse — wrapping up the venue’s Sounds of Summer time concert series.

“We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered” will be headlined by vocalist Michelle Berting Brett
and her seven-piece band.

Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 29 and 30 two p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 31
and 1 p.m. on Sept. 1
at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road
in Laguna Beach.

For much more information and facts, stop by bit.ly/2Zi8LZ4.

Valerie Schomburg, Animal Control supervisor, plays with Stanley, an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix, at Ne

Valerie Schomburg, an animal manage supervisor, plays with Stanley, a Chihuahua mix, at the Buddies of the Newport Beach Animal Shelter in 2017.

(File Photo)

Fundraising starts for new Newport animal shelter

The Buddies of Newport Beach Animal Shelter is now collecting funds to obtain a permanent house base.

The existing shelter, run by the Newport Beach Police Department’s Animal Manage Division, is in a modest leased space in a pocket of the Santa Ana Heights neighborhood that is zoned for kennels. The city took more than care for neighborhood lost, stray and homeless animals in 2016 just after previously outsourcing solutions and the nonprofit Buddies formed the subsequent year to augment that mission — raising cash for demands from healthcare care to a new and enhanced shelter.

The Founding Members fundraising campaign has donor levels ranging from Puppy & Kitty ($25) to Huge Dog ($1,000). Donations can be created on line at fonbas.org or mailed to Buddies of Newport Beach Animal Shelters at P.O. Box 10791, Newport Beach, CA 92658.

OCC invites neighborhood musicians to join functionality ensembles

Regional musicians are invited to join a handful of ensembles
at Orange Coast College
for the upcoming functionality season, according to a news release.

Spots are open on the OCC Symphony,
OCC Wind Ensemble,
OCC Jazz Ensemble
and OCC Guitar Ensemble.

“Our ensembles bring with each other college students, neighborhood members and specialists to build a friendly, inspiring atmosphere and present higher-excellent, reasonably priced concerts to the neighborhood,”
mentioned OCC Music Division Chairwoman
Eliza Rubenstein,
in a statement. “Whether you practice faithfully each and every day or it is been a couple of years because you have pulled your instrument out of the closet, OCC likely has an ensemble that could use your talents.”

For much more information and facts about the ensembles or how to participate, get in touch with Rubenstein at [email protected]

Laguna resident receives philanthropic award

Anne Earhart,
a Laguna Beach
resident and founder
of the Marisla Foundation,
is amongst this year’s recipients of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

According to the award announcement, Earhart “is a longtime philanthropist who champions environmental causes by way of her foundation and her person help of political candidates who prioritize environmental protection and climate alter.”

The Carnegie medals — named for industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie — are awarded each and every two years. Nine
medalists have been recognized this year for their “significant and lasting influence on a specific field, nation or the international neighborhood,”
according to the award site.

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