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Around town

January 30, 2002

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TODAY

A bus tour to the J. Paul Getty Museum will leave the Newport Harbor

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Nautical Museum at 151 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, at 10:45 a.m. and

return at 4:30 or 5 p.m. $25, includes a no-host lunch at the museum.

Call for reservations. Ann Wattson, (949) 675-8915, Ext. 103.

THURSDAY

The Sapphire Society of Jewish National Fund will host a dinner with

guest speaker Fauzia Assifi who will speak on "Women and the Stage: Life

in Afghanistan" at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. Assifi was born and

raised in Afghanistan and is a founding member of the Afghan Women's

Assn. of Southern California. $50. Call for a reservation. Gail S. Weiss,

(714) 957-4540.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at

Mariners Elementary School, 2100 Mariners Ave., Newport Beach. (949)

722-1293.

Climber and adventure traveler Jim Wood will share his August 2001

journey to South America with wife Nikki in the program, "Exploring

Patagonia," at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library's

Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

FRIDAY

The Community Assn. Institute Orange County Chapter will host a

three-day Professional Management Development Program from Friday through

Feb. 3 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel, 900 Newport Center Drive.

(949) 380-7360.

SATURDAY

Author Chris Alexander will discuss and sign his book Creating

Extraordinary Joy, which uncovers the phenomenon of synergy, at 1 p.m. at

Borders Books, Music & Cafe at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa

Mesa. Alexander will teach how to break free from patterns of behavior

that cause hurt, guilt and fear. (714) 279-8933.

TUESDAY

A class on growing plants indoors will be offered at 9 a.m. at Sherman

Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. John Bishop,

manager of horticulture at the gardens, will discuss repotting, feeding,

watering and pest problems. $20, preregistration required. (949)

673-2261.

A free class on causes, the magnitude and treatments of lung cancer

will be given from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Hoag Cancer Center's Conference Room

A at Hoag Hospital, 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. Registration required.

(949) 7-CANCER.

FEB. 7

Irvine Mayor will speak on the relationship between global issues and

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