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Health and Wellness Activities at VEA Newport Beach

VEA Newport Beach has become known as a luxe resort and spa destination that overlooks the Newport Beach Country Club and coastline beyond, but the resort also offers health and wellness activities that are open to resort guests and the public. Here’s a sample: Saturday, 4/13: Boxhaus x VEA Newport Beach Join...

City of Newport Beach Accepting Applications for Community Program and Special Events Grants

The City of Newport Beach is now accepting applications from organizations that provide community programs available to Newport Beach residents, and from qualified event organizers seeking financial support for Newport Beach-based events. To qualify for the special events grant, the events must take place between July 1, 2024 and June...

Sherman Library & Gardens Evening Lecture with Movie Designer Nelson Coates April 16

Sherman Library & Gardens is hosting an evening lecture with Nelson Coates, top production designer for cinema and television, on Tuesday, April 165 at 7 p.m. Find out what's involved in creating the set design for TV shows such as The Morning Show, the feature film adaptation of Kevin Kwan's...

The 34th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show Returns to South Coast Plaza April 25-28

The 34th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show is a four-day garden event held April 25-28 in South Coast Plaza’s Crate & Barrel/Macy’s Home Store wings. Discover dozens of unique plant and garden vendors for your spring gardening needs and explore eight inspiring one-of-a-kind outdoor living spaces designed by top...

City of Hope Orange County Report Reveals Concerning Trends About Cancer in Younger Adults in Southern California

City of Hope Orange County, the most advanced cancer research and treatment organization in Orange County with two locations in Newport Beach, has released a report that evaluates the cancer incidence rate in people ages 18 and 49 in Orange County and Southern California amid a national epidemic of...

Annual Newport Beach wooden Boat Festival Returns to Balboa Yacht Club June 7-8

The 8th Annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival will return to the Balboa Yacht Club, June 7 – 8, 2024 with more than 40 wooden vessels of all sizes on display, and a collection of master artisans and craftsmen at work. This year’s festival theme is “The Art & Craft...

Summer Camp Signups in Newport Beach

For locals and visitors, Newport Beach is nature’s classroom, offering an amazing array of experiences to stimulate children during the summer months. From catching their first wave to learning how to cook, Newport Beach offers the best summer camps to kids who love to learn and play under the...

Sherman Library & Gardens Announces 2024 Spring Plant and Flower Shows

Sherman Library & Gardens has announced three Spring plant and flower shows in partnership with local plant societies. The public is invited to view wonderful plants and blooms, learn from plant specialists, and buy locally grown plants. Shows include an exhibit, sale, family activities, lectures, and other programming. The shows...

Lincoln Elementary Students Present “The Lion King Jr.” Tuesday January 16

The performing arts can open a whole new world for children—acting, singing, dancing and gaining confidence and interpersonal skills in the process. Thanks to a statewide grant program, students at Costa Mesa-based Vanguard University are teaming up with local nonprofit Arts & Learning Conservatory to provide young children at Lincoln...

Fashion Island Menorah Lighting

Chanukah - The Festival of Lights - can bring back fond memories of childhood years, and serves to renew a sense of identity for the Jewish community. The Chanukah lights provide warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is a purpose of a community-wide Menorah lighting celebration. Fashion Island joined Chabad...