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Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa. Meetings are open to anyone who wants to

improve his or her public speaking skills. (714) 444-8783.

A "Mobile Skate Park" program for ages 5 and up is held Tuesdays

from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Smallwood Park, 1646 Corsica Place, Costa

Mesa. Participants must have a signed waiver prior to using the park,

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Admission is free. Information: (714) 754-5083.


The City of Costa Mesa Recreation Division offers birthday party

packages for kids 5 to 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 2

p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and from 4 to 7 p.m. Sundays at

Balearic Community Center, 1975 Balearic Drive. The cost is $250 to

$300. Information: (714) 754-5158.

The Mesa Messengers Toastmasters Club 691 in Costa Mesa meets at 7

p.m. Tuesdays at Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 W. Baker

St., Costa Mesa. (714) 540-4446.

The Newport Beach Distinguished Toastmasters Club 1300 meets from

7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Morgan Stanley, 2040 Main St., Irvine. Call

to make reservations. (949) 646-1274.

The Newport Center Toastmasters Club 231 meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Mondays at the Irvine Co., 610 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

(949) 480-0743 or o7www.newportcentertoastmasters.orgf7.

The Harborlite Toastmasters Club meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at

Coco's Bakery Restaurant, 3446 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

(949) 293-4630.

Lido Isle Toastmasters meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at

Fletcher Jones Motorcars, 3300 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach. (714)


Meditation sessions are held from 8 to 8:40 a.m. Mondays

at the sanctuary of the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa

Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 754-7399.

The Oasis Senior Center offers a shuttle to take members to

appointments and grocery shopping. The shuttle also takes members to

the center. Call to make an appointment. (949) 644-3244.

Tutoring is available for persons who could use help reading

English. Hourly rates and times are negotiable. (949) 851-1739.

Oasis Senior Center offers visual aid screenings with a Braille

Institute representative, by appointment. (949) 644-3244.

Essential Weight Management offers interactive and proactive

weight loss groups. Learn behavior modification and other techniques

to control your weight. The cost is $20. Groups meet from 6:30 to 8

p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 369 San Miguel Drive, Suite 350,

Newport Beach. (949) 718-9848.

The Hope Institute, a center for recovery and family education,

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