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Around town

January 22, 2000

Orchids from more than 60 growers will be represented and each day of the

show will feature seminars and speakers. South Coast Plaza is at 3333

Bear St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 435-2160.


Essentials Counseling is offering two free seminars on Mondays and

Wednesdays in January and February. "Learn how to stop binge eating" will

be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and "Are you concerned about your


child's weight?" will be held Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more

information, call (949) 548-4437.

A women's therapy support group meets to discuss relationship issues at

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 1151 Dove St., No. 105, Newport Beach. For more

information, call Barbara at (949) 261-8003.

The Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library Used Book Store needs to

replenish its book stock. Patrons are urged to bring in unwanted books.

With the exception of law books or magazines, all donations -- hardcover

and paperback -- are welcome and are tax-deductible. Books may be left at

any of the three branch libraries -- Balboa, Mariners or Corona del Mar.

They can also be left in the special book closet next to the store at

1000 Avocado Ave. For more information, call (949 759-9667.

The Newport Beach Newcomers Club meets at 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of

each month at different homes. The group of about 100 women go on the

road, play golf, tennis, bridge and more. The group also holds several

evening parties. For more information, call (949) 854-4501.

St. Mark Health Ministries presents Love Without Honor support groups for

women coping with domestic violence at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays through

December. The groups will meet for two hours at St. Mark Presbyterian

Church, 2100 Mar Vista Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call

(949) 721-8079.

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County sponsors a discussion group

focusing on issues, concerns and responsibilities of adult children

caring for their elderly parents at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 250 E. Baker

St., Costa Mesa. The purpose of the group is to help children and other

concerned relatives to identify problems and issues and develop

appropriate solutions. The cost is $30. For more information, call (714)


The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce holds networking luncheon meetings

from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf

Course Drive, Costa Mesa. Visitors are welcome. Cost is $12. For more

information, call (714) 885-9090.

The Lido Isle Toastmasters Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Oakwood

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