A Good Sea Scout at Heart
Gary Hill, owner of Hill’s Boat Service in Newport Beach and Newport Harbor Yacht Club Commodore, received the 2016 Good Sea Scout Award from the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America at an awards luncheon at NHYC attended by nearly 200 peers, friends and family. The event raised more than $107,000 for the Newport Sea Base–a new record!–which will enable more youth to be on the water while teaching character and leadership development. The Newport Sea Base delivers high quality educational programs to more than 5,500 youth annually. OCBSA.org
Beer & BBQ Fest at Newport Dunes
Add wine to the offerings at “Beach, Brews and BBQ,” hosted by the Orange County Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday, October 15th, from 2–6 p.m. Enjoy some of the best samples from breweries and wineries throughout California and beyond as you taste some delicious BBQ. Energetic bands will add to the fun and an extensive silent auction will tempt your senses–all for a good cause! Call 714.938.1393 for prices and further info.
A New Dance Studio for Children
Mon Rêve Dance Studio founder Paige Peplow likes to say that her studio is “built on hard work, runs on kindness and thrives on respect.” She says the dance studio for children in Newport Beach is defined by the following: Emphasis on a healthy, balanced lifestyle; An organized and clean environment that demands respect and pride; Character first, dance second. Peplow is committed to her studio providing opportunities for all dancers, which imparts a lifetime value for parents (building character) and a memorable, enjoyable experience for children in a safe, structured environment. MonReveDance.com
If Plein Air Art is your Fave…
Each year, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) transforms Laguna Beach into an outdoor painting studio with the West Coast’s most prestigious plein air art event, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. Now, in its 18th year, the event, October 8–16, will showcase the nation’s top plein air landscape painters, who compete for prestigious prizes and participate in a nine-day plein air celebration that includes public paint-outs, painting demonstrations, PleinTalk conversations, educational events and activities, and culminates with the highly-anticipated Collectors Gala on October 14, where attendees get a first look at the original art. The Public Art Show & Sale will be held October 15 & 16. LPAPA.org
Candlelight at the Kirwans
Candlelight Concert, Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ annual lavish holiday benefit, was officially launched with an elegant kick-off reception held at the home of Tracy and Roger Kirwan in Newport Coast. The high-powered bash, held at Segerstrom Hall on Friday, December 2, will feature the incredibly talented and four-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King, in her exclusive Southern California engagement. The Kirwans, along with Jaynine and David Warner are Candlelight chairs. Both Roger and Jaynine are Center board members. This year’s Candlelight will cap the very successful Center’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. SCFTA.org
Thirteen is a Lucky Number!
The 13th Annual Art in the Park is coming up on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Civic Green in Newport Beach. Sponsored by the Newport Beach Arts Foundation, the fine arts and crafts fair will feature more than 100 artists and artisans, whose works will be for sale. Children and adults can get in the spirit of the day by creating their own art project, sponsored by the Chuck Jones Studio. Delicious culinary fare from 24 Carrots also awaits. Admission and parking are free. NewportBeachArtinthePark.com