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Greer's OC: Girls can play ball

September 30, 2010|By Greer Wylder

For a complete list of participating stores and activities, please visit http://www.southcoastplaza.com

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Build a sandcastle

The 49th annual Sandcastle Contest at Corona del Mar State Beach is taking place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Anyone can participate. Just form a team, or go down and see some of the best in sand sculptors from children to professional architects. There's fun, entertainment and cash prizes. Here's what it costs to compete: masters (architecture firms) $60; businesses (all other businesses) $40; others (youth groups, civic groups, clubs, etc.) $30. Each team will receive eight Sandcastle T-shirts, and additional shirts will be sold at the event for $10 each. The beach is at Marguerite Avenue and Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar. You can sign up and register at http://www.visitnewportbeach.com/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=811

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Gala fundraiser for the kids

Costa Mesa-based Kids of Kilimanjaro, founded by George Namkung, is a nonprofit providing a warm school lunch to 13,000 children in Tanzania. Its fifth annual gala fundraiser Oct. 8 will be at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast. The incredible silent auction includes items such as Jimmy Choo sunglasses, a John Varvatos tailored suit, a one-week stay in Mammoth and jewelry from the Passionate Collector. The live auction includes a Lakers package, a two-night stay in a four-bedroom villa at Pelican Hill and a private dinner for 16 at AnQi. Tickets cost $250.

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If you can't make it to the gala, you can still purchase opportunity drawing tickets (the winner need not be present for the drawing) for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree to South Coast Plaza and a valet parking pass for one year. Tickets cost just $20 for one or six for $100 and are on sale through Oct. 7. Tickets are available at the Kids of Kilimanjaro website or by e-mail at info@kidsofkilimanjaro.org.

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