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referral services for seniors. (949) 644-3244.

Arthritis Foundation instructor Hillary Stone leads an exercise

class at 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Jewish Senior Center, 250 E. Baker

St., Costa Mesa. (714) 513-5641.

The Newport Beach Newcomers Club meets at 10 a.m. the third

Wednesday of each month. The organization is open to all women

residents of Newport Beach who have lived in the area for fewer than


five years. For more information, call (949) 645-9922 or visit the

Web site http://www.newcomers-

The Thursday Morning Women's Club, a 40-year-old friendship club,

is seeking new members. The club, which includes golf, bridge,

walking and gourmet sections, meets at 11 a.m. on the second Thursday

of every month at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach. The luncheon

is $23 and includes entertainment. The hotel is at 4545 MacArthur

Blvd. (714) 842-5863.

The Newport Beach Walking Club meets at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday

through Saturday, and at 7 p.m. Sunday. Walkers should meet at the

intersection of Hospital Road and Superior Avenue. Free. (949)


The American Legion meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every

month. The meetings, which deal with veteran issues and community

service, will be held at the Costa Mesa Air National Guard. The

national guard is at 2651 Newport Blvd. Free. Mary Holler, (714)

546-2777; or Bill Mimiaga, (949) 650-0894.

Nightly meetings for those who want to overcome nicotine addiction

are offered in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. (714) 774-9106 or (800)


The Newport Sports Museum, a nonprofit organization, operates a

free museum at 100 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 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3

p.m. on Saturday. (949) 721-9333 or www.newportsports-

The Estancia High School Parent Teacher Student Assn. hosts a

monthly paper drive every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the

school's northwest parking lot, on the corner of Estancia North and

Placentia. Newspapers that are bound, loose or bagged are accepted.

Cardboard and bound material such as phone books and thick magazines

are not. Also, bins are available for drop off every day of the

month. All funds raised go to the association. Free. The school is at

2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. (949) 515-6500.

Oasis Senior Center offers a daily telephone contact program for

seniors who have a limited local support system. They also offer

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