8 to 13. Register in person Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
the Balearic Community Center, 1975 Balearic Drive, Costa Mesa.
Information: (714) 754-5158.
THROUGH OCT. 22
Project Playhouse, a six-week event with elaborate kid-size
playhouses on display and sold at public auction, will be held at
Fashion Island Center in Newport Beach.
All the playhouses will be on display, with village tours on the
weekend and an open house Sept. 17. The auction is scheduled for Oct.
Information: (949) 553-9510 or o7www.projectplayhouse.org. f7
The Orange County Substance Abuse Prevention Network is holding
its annual showcase of community resources from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center. The showcase
features more than 50 agencies that provide a variety of prevention,
intervention and treatment services to Orange County families and
youth. Cost is $5 for advance tickets, and $15 at the door.
Information: (949) 757-1096, ext. 288, or o7www.ocprevention.orgf7.
The American Cetacean Society will host environmental journalist
and author Dick Russell, discussing his latest book "Eye Of The
Whale," at 7:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center,
1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. A book signing will follow. Information:
Jason Dodge is scheduled to discuss his new sculptural
installations at 6:30 p.m. at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850
San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. Admission is free. Information:
(949) 759-1122 or o7www.ocma.netf7.
Author Quang Pham is scheduled to appear from 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Newport Beach Central Library in the Friends Meeting Room, 1000
Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Pham will discuss his book, "A Sense of
Admission is free. Information: (949) 644-3296 or
A dinner and silent auction fundraiser for the Brandon Cody Wiener
Scholarship Fund, which provides children who have lost a loved one
the chance to go to camp, is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Mesa
Verde Country Club, 3000 Clubhouse Road, Costa Mesa.
Cost is $50 per person or $350 for a table. Information: (818)