display their engines, while educating and entertaining the community
about the past. (949) 548-7246.
Fight against crime
The 19th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event
will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Costa Mesa residents, along
with people nationwide, will lock their doors, turn on outside lights
and spend the evening outside with neighbors and public safety
personnel. Costa Mesa Police Department officers will serve food and
sodas, and raffle prizes donated by local businesses.
Annual Indian Powwow
A Native American festival featuring a dance competition, native
crafts and food will be held Aug. 23-25 at the Orange County
Fairgrounds. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for teens 12 to 17, $1 for children 6 to 11, and children 5 and younger are free. (714)
Balboa Fun Zone
Children can ride the Ferris wheel, the merry-go-round and the
bumper cars, as well as play video games, pose for a portrait or
browse through souvenir shops along the boardwalk, at the Balboa Fun
Zone, which has been attracting businesses since 1936. The Fun Zone
offers many eating choices, including Balboa Bars, which are
chocolate-covered ice cream bars sprinkled with toppings. Open daily
from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 400 E. Bay St., Balboa Peninsula. (949)
673-0408 or www.BalboaNewportBeach.com.
Upper Newport Bay
Peter and Mary Muth
Adults and children can explore 15 hands-on interactive exhibits
and communicate with the Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends through
interpretive educational opportunities or watch a ''visual poem'' of
Upper Newport Bay presented on five monitors, showing such acts as
birds in flight and the flow of running water in an estuary. The
10,000-square-foot interpretive center offers hands-on opportunities
to experience the inner workings of an estuary. 2301 University
Drive, Newport Beach. Open daily, except Mondays and major holidays,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (714) 973-6820.