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Around town

January 22, 2000

Nightly meetings are offered in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach for anyone

who wants to overcome nicotine addiction. For a schedule or more

information, call (714) 774-9106 or (800) 642-0666.

The Newport Sports Collection Foundation, a nonprofit organization,

operates a free museum at 620 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The

museum, which has one of the world's largest collections of sports

memorabilia, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more


information, call (949) 721-9333.

The Hoag Cancer Center sponsors a free tai chi class for intermediate to

advanced levels from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays for people with cancer

and their families. A beginner session meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Fridays. The classes are designed to reduce stress, increase longevity

and promote a sense of well-being with basic, easy-to-learn, nonstrenuous

movements to aid in balance and concentration. The class is free and

taught by Victor Armand. No registration is required. The Hoag Cancer

Center is at 4000 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. For more information,

call (949) 722-6237.

The OASIS Senior Center offers a daily telephone contact program for

seniors who have a limited local support system. For more information,

call (949) 644-3244.

The Costa Mesa Communicators Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m.

Wednesdays at the Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus

Drive, Costa Mesa. Meetings are open to anyone who wants to improve his

or her public speaking skills. For more information, call (714) 444-5030.

The Newport Beach Distinguished Toastmasters Club 1300 meets from 7 to 9

p.m. Tuesdays in Sgt. Pepperoni's meeting room, 2300 Bristol St., Newport

Beach. For reservations or more information, call (949) 646-1274.

Mesa Messengers Toastmasters Club 691 in Costa Mesa meets at 7 p.m.

Tuesdays at Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 W. Baker St., Costa

Mesa. For more information, call (714) 540-4446.

Blue Flame Toastmasters Club 2717 meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the

Village Farmer, South Coast Plaza Village, 1651 Sunflower Ave., Costa

Mesa. The meeting is free for first-time visitors. For more information,

call (949) 855-4308.

Toastmasters Club 231 meets at 7 a.m. Mondays at the Irvine Co., 550-C

Newport Center, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 733-2209.

Harborlites Toastmasters Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Bahia

Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. For more

information, call (949) 293-4630.

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