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morning refreshments at 8:30 a.m. at Rouge Restaurant, Newport Beach.

All proceeds will be contributed to Corona del Mar High School and

Middle School PTA's. Tickets cost $60 and are pre-sale only. The cost

includes morning refreshments, lunch, and a cocktail reception.

Information (949) 222-4622 or www.cdmhometour.com.

OCT. 12

***The Newport Beach Public Library Manuscript Discussion Group

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will discuss "Sister Age," by M.F.K Fisher -- a collection of stories

drawn from the author's encounters with the realities of aging. The

book is available at the library as well as in paperback at several

local bookstores. The discussion will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the

Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. The

Manuscripts Book Discussion Group is open to the public and there is

no charge to attend. Information: (949) 717-3800 or

www.newportbeachlibrary.org.

OCT. 15

***Stacia Deutsch, author of the children's book "Blast to the

Past: Bell's Beakthrough," will discuss and sign the book at 10 a.m.

at Barnes & Noble, Metro Pointe, 901 South Coast Drive, Costa Mesa.

Information: (714) 444-0226.

***Firoozeh Dumas, author of "Funny in Farsi," will discss and

sign the book at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, Metro Pointe, 901 South

Coast Drive, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 444-0226.

***Gregg Hurwitz, author of "Trouble Shooter," will discuss and

sign the book at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Metro Pointe, 901 South

Coast Drive, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 444-0226.

OCT. 24

***A breast self-exam workshop, presented by Sandy Finestone,

patient services coordinator at Hoag Cancer Center, is scheduled to

begin at 6 p.m. at the Hoag Conference Center in Newport Beach.

Information: (800) 514-HOAG.

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***The Thursday Morning Women's Club is seeking new members to

join for fun and friendship. Monthly entertainment luncheons, bridge,

golf, walkers, arts and crafts are just some of the exciting things

featured in this club. Information: (714) 546-2244.

***The Walking Tall Foundation is sponsoring a low-cost martial

arts and fitness program for children at South Coast Martial Arts,

2990 Grace Lane, Costa Mesa. Class times are Mondays, Wednesdays, and

Fridays at 4:30 p.m., for children ages 5 to 11 and Tuesdays and

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for teens. Cost is $50 per month. Information:

(714) 545-5759.

***A Multiple Sclerosis Self Help group, for people with the

disease and multiple levels of symptoms, meets the third Sunday of

every month at Hoag Hospital. Learn the latest about research,

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