Gingers Honored at Guilds Fundraiser

The Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the Arts took their annual fundraiser to Balboa Bay Resort for an “Afternoon on the Bay: Celebrating Creativity and Arts.”

Toni and John Ginger were honored for their heartfelt support of the Center, as John recently completed his term as Board Chairman, and an Inspiration Award was presented to Marty Olds for her longtime Guilds volunteer and leadership service. The lovely affair raised money to support Segerstrom Center’s Community Engagement and Education programs.

Women of Chapman honored at Scholarship Concert

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts (COPA) celebrated its 10th anniversary at the 44th Annual Sholund Scholarship Concert presented by the Chapman Orchestra, University Choir and University Singers at Musco Center for the Arts. Women of Chapman, a major Chapman support group, was honored for its contributions to the university and, in particular, to COPA. Dean Giulio Ongaro, Ph.D. presented the honor to Women of Chapman President Barbara Eidson at a pre-concert reception in the group’s honor.

Summer Reading Program Announced

Newport Beach Public Library kicked off its Summer Reading Program on June 23 at the Central Library and Balboa and Mariners Branch Libraries. It will run through August 11 with the theme, “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” Children can pick up game sheets at all of the Newport Beach libraries and are encouraged to read throughout the summer and earn prizes by turning in their game sheets and book reviews at the library.  Call 949.717.3830 for further information.

An Enchanted Evening, Indeed!

The Big Canyon Spyglass Hill Philharmonic Committee held its annual benefit, “Some Enchanted Evening, a Salute to the Rat Pack,” at Andrei’s Restaurant in Irvine.  Event Chair Jacki Wirta and her committee worked tirelessly to make the dinner-dance a success, with Danny Freyer and his jazz quartet keeping the dance floor packed. “Hamilton” tickets were the hot ticket in the live auction, as $18,000 net proceeds were targeted to support the Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s extensive music education programs.