The Zen Center of Orange County will offer a six-week program
titled "Zen JumpStart" on Tuesdays through Dec. 15 at the Zen Center,
120 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa. Sessions will be held from 5 to 7:15
p.m. Sundays, and the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 7
to 8:15 p.m. $150. (949) 722-7818.
COMMUNITY SERVICE FAIR
The Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council will hold its third
annual Community Service Fair from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
at the intersection of 16th Street and Dover Drive in Newport Beach.
Lunch is $7.50 for people with reservations and $10 otherwise. (949)
The 14th annual United Interfaith Crop Hunger Walk will be held at
1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 around the Newport Back Bay. Twenty-five percent of
the proceeds will go to area agencies that help with hunger relief
and the remaining 75% will be sent around the world. Participants
should meet at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2100 Mar Vista Drive,
Newport Beach. Registration begins at 1 p.m. A give-what-you-will
donation will be accepted, as will funds from sponsors of walkers.
CARING FOR CREATION
The Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment will
present Caring for Creation V, an interfaith conference on
spirituality and the environment, with keynote speaker Julia
Butterfly Hill, author, at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at St. Mark Presbyterian
Church, 2100 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. $25 if pre-registered
before Oct. 11. Student rate is $15. (714) 508-8972.
'WE BEG TO DIFFER'
Temple Bat Yahm will join the Jewish Community of Orange County
and the Community Scholar Program to host a live debate on "We Beg to
Differ" on Nov. 7. Michael Lerner and Dennis Prager will be featured.
The event will be held at the temple, 1011 Camelback Drive, Newport
Beach. $18-$118. (714) 755-0340.
'FROM SINAI TO CYBERSPACE'
The Jewish Learning Institute will present a course titled "From
Sinai to Cyberspace" at 7 p.m. Thursdays starting this week and
ending Dec. 5 at the Hyatt Newporter, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport
Beach. $95. (949) 721-9800.
The Zen Center of Orange County presents an Introduction to Zen