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services, an obedience demonstration, a silent auction and an

adoption fair -- will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TeWinkle

Park, 970 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa. Admission is $12 for adults

and $5 for children and seniors. Information: (949) 262-7843.

Newport Harbor High School's 19th Annual Harbor Heritage Run, a

family-friendly community event to raise funds for the school, is

expected to have more than 1,000 runners participating in a 2K and a


5K race, as well as the Kids Klassic Races for children ages 5 to 7

and 8 to 10. There will also be a Fitness Fair and loads of live

entertainment from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Newport Harbor High School

Stadium, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Information: (949) 515-6611.

OCT. 2

The "Let's Do Launch" Beach Party, the centennial kick-off party

featuring music by The Beach Boys, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5

p.m. at the Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. There

will also be games, volleyball, bounce houses, hula hoops, a dunk

tank, boat rides, exhibits, dancing, food, and beverages. Tickets

cost $15. Information: (949) 718-1856 or

f7The 2nd Annual Orange County Children's Book Festival -- an

event designed for children from pre-school through high school,

featuring dozens of authors, illustrators, exhibitors, and activities

-- is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Orange Coast College,

2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Admission is free. Information: (714)


"Naked in America," a lecture by Bram Dijkstra, professor emeritus

at UC San Diego, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at the Orange County

Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. Cost is $8, $6

for members and students. Information: (949) 759-1122 or


OCT. 1 AND 2

A Persian Harvest Festival, featuring ancestral dancing, Persian

customs, arts and crafts, live musical performances and exotic

Persian foods, is scheduled to be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in

building #8 of the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa

Mesa. Admission is $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door. Information:

(714) 708-1543 or



f7OCT. 4

The All American Boys Chorus, a local nonprofit organization, is

holding its recruitment information night at 7:15 p.m. at the Orange

County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. The event is to inform

parents and boys ages 8 to 10 who are interested in learning about

the many benefits of the choir's vocal music program. There is no

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