Community & Clubs: Helping clean up the bay

September 28, 2010|By Jim de Boom
  • Rotarians and Newport Beach firefighters serve up hamburgers, cheeseburgers and veggie burgers to nearly 800 volunteers at Saturday's Back Bay Clean Up.
Rotarians and Newport Beach firefighters serve up hamburgers,… (Daily Pilot )

Dozens of members of the Rotary Clubs of Newport Balboa, Newport Beach Sunrise and Costa Mesa teamed up with Newport Beach firefighters Saturday to serve hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chips and soft drinks to nearly 800 volunteers who participated in the annual Back Bay Clean Up, according to Rotarian A.J. Thielen, who coordinated the event on behalf of the Newport Balboa Club. Food was provided out of two locations, Shell Maker Island and the University Drive Park, with leftovers taken to a soup kitchen in Costa Mesa.

Support Lions and Estancia Basketball

The Beach Pit BBQ, at 1676 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa, is donating 15% of Wednesday and Thursday night dinner proceeds to the Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions Club and Estancia High School Basketball program. Check out the menu at, or call (949) 645-7427 for more information. You will need to let the restaurant know that you are there for the Lions/Estancia fundraiser.


Genealogy at OASIS Center

Computer Friends is a computer club dedicated to helping senior citizens learn computer basics while enriching their creative efforts through speakers, classes and social functions held at the OASIS Senior Center, 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. "The Computer, the Internet and Genealogy" will be the topic of the club's next meeting, at 1 p.m. Oct. 13. The speaker will be Hal Harrocks, who will introduce a computer program designed for genealogy and share what is available on the Internet to help in your family research. Hal has been doing family research for 15 years and is a member of the Assn. of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the Orange County California Genealogical Society. Harrocks will be followed by Randy Langel, the club's computer expert, who will answer questions and comment on the latest developments in computer technology and the Internet. The fee is $2 and everyone is welcome.

Casino Night Silent Auction Offer Golf with TV Actor

The Harbor Mesa Lions "Wild West Casino Night" will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. A special silent auction bid item will be "Play a round with Bobby Cobb," who is played by actor Brian Van Holt on the ABC show "Cougar Town." The round of golf with the actor will be for three people and will go to the person placing the highest bid.

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