Start your Father's Day weekend off June 19 with a fun family event and support the YMCA after-school programs. Bring your family and friends to vote for your best chili recipe.
The event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Costa Mesa, will be at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach.
Club President Kim DeBroux said the schedule is as follows:
10 a.m. to noon: Explore the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve with guided tours and a scavenger hunt;
Noon to 2 p.m.: Chili competition, lunch and family entertainment; and
2:30 to 3 p.m.: Winners announced, prizes and trophies awarded.
Put together your best chili recipe and enter to win. The $35 contest entry fee includes lunch for three guests and a competitor. Or bring your family for lunch, $5 a person older than 2 years, which includes chili tastings and one hot dog and one soft drink. Other food items are available for additional charge.