The 23rd annual Interfaith Hunger Walk steps off at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 from Our Lady Queen of Angels School, at Jamboree Road and East Bluff Drive in Newport Beach. Hundreds of walkers from different faiths, age groups and walks of life will walk along the beautiful Upper Newport Bay, according to Bob Johnston, the lead organizer. There will be live music, games, food, drinks and prizes awarded at the end of the 4K/7K walk.
A quarter of the proceeds from the walk will benefit local organizations, including Share Our Selves Jewish Family Services, O.C. Interfaith Shelter, Catholic Worker and Stand Up For Kids. Crop Walker can designate their gifts to other approved international hunger-fighting agencies such as the American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee, CARE, Lutheran World Relief, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, World Relief and other agencies.
High school students can receive community service hours for participating in the walk. You can download walk materials or make a donation at http://www.cropwalkonline.org. For more information, contact Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St., is sponsoring a magic show on Saturday, Oct. 22, featuring Nolan the Magician, dinner and a fundraiser. Tickets, which cost $25 each, include dinner and the show, and can be purchased at the center. Call (949) 645-2356, for more information about obtaining tickets. The web address is http://www.costamesaseniorcenter.org.
Resources for the Elderly will be the topic of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 , at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dover Drive and 16th Street, Newport Beach.
The event is open to the public as well clergy and leaders of area faith communities, according to Rev. Julie Elkins, Council president and pastor at First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa.
The lunch costs $10 with a reservation and $15 without one. Please respond by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, by emailing email@example.com, or calling (714) 921-8665.
The 21st annual Movie Screening benefit on Oct. 27 at the Lido Theater, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor, will feature "Anonymous," a political thriller advancing the theory that Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, in fact penned Shakespeare's plays.
The food portion begins at 5:30 p.m., according to Club President Bob Wood and the movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Tickets, at $60 each, covers food and the movie. VIP tickets are $90, and includes preferred seating and free parking.
Donations will go toward helping to prevent child abuse. For more information on tickets and the event, visit http://www.nhexchange.org or mail your check (to the order of CA/NV Exchange Charitable Foundation) to P.O. Box 1022, Newport Beach, CA 92659.
SERVICE CLUB MEETINGS THIS WEEK
You are invited to attend a service club meeting this coming week to learn more about opportunities for service. Most clubs will buy your first meal for you as you get acquainted with them.
Noon: The Exchange Club of Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar, for a business meeting
6 p.m.: The 55-member Rotary Club of Newport Balboa meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a program by Melvyn L. Sterling, M.D., clinical professor of medicine at UC Irvine. Dr. Sterling will talking about "The Future of Healthcare."
6:15 p.m.: The 10-member Rotary Club of Costa Mesa meets at the Ramada Inn & Suites, 1680 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa. Visit