Around town

January 30, 2002

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


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.


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)


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.


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.


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.


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)


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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