Around the city: The Environmental Nature Center is the venue for outdoor painting


The Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach will serve as Plein Air Painters Assn in Southern California on June 5th and 6th, providing several acres of subjects for outdoor painters from across the region. hosts a two day art exhibition and sale.

On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public and art lovers can stroll the 5 hectare site and watch painters at work in real time. The event features art demonstrations, an exhibition and live music performances by the Sweetwater Creek Band on Saturday and the Velvet Bow String Duo on Sunday.

The Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E. 16 St. in Newport Beach. To learn more, visit or

Fountain Valley presents a virtual Memorial Day program

The city of Fountain Valley is hosting a Memorial Day virtual program on Monday at 10 a.m.

The West Orange County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary # 9557 will attend the event.

For more information, call the Center at Founders Village at (714) 593-4446 or visit

Newport Harbor Summer Basketball Camp begins July 5th

The Newport Harbor High School boys’ basketball program is hosting its annual Sailor Basketball Camp starting July 5th.

The camp is held in Newport Harbor, July 5-8, from 1pm to 3pm and is for children in third through eighth grades. The cost is $ 175, including a t-shirt.

For more information, visit or contact Trainer Jason Carey at (714) 488-7288 or [email protected]

The ‘Better Together’ livestream event on June 4th will raise funds for Girls Inc. of OC

Orange County’s Girls Inc., which personally and virtually holistically programs girls from kindergarten to age 18, is hosting a virtual event “Better Together” on June 4th to raise donations for more than 4,000 girls supported by the organization become.

The livestream experience and the online auction will take place at noon. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from Girls Inc. clients taking courses and programs that focus on STEM, financial literacy, healthy body image, healthy relationships, and college and career readiness.

Girls Inc. was founded in 1954 and was formerly known as the Harbor Area Girls Club. Her mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and courageous, and to empower girls to overcome gender, economic and social barriers to become healthy, educated and independent adults.

Tickets are $ 25. To learn more and to register for the June 4th livestream event, visit

Laguna Beach Democratic Club guests talk about climate change

The Laguna Beach Democratic Club will host Ayn Craciun and Dr. Invite Kathleen Treseder to be the guest speaker at his upcoming meeting on Wednesday June 2nd.

Craciun, an Irvine environmentalist, and Treseder, professor of biology at UC Irvine, will share how the public can help fight climate change.

The virtual meeting can be accessed at

“Ayn and Kathleen are motivated and passionate advocates who work together at the city and county levels to drive innovative climate action,” said Aviva Meyers, chairwoman of the club’s board of directors. “Your work will take us into the modern age to reduce the climate threats to Laguna Beach and Orange Counties.”

The Masters at Giving program offers Pageant of the Masters tickets for charity

The Laguna Beach Arts Festival and Pageant of the Masters are bringing back Masters at Giving, a program that provides tickets to the pageant for charity.

The list of groups eligible for tickets under the program this year includes first responders, doctors, and hospital workers. The program also helps bring veterans, senior centers, community outreach groups, and more access to the arts.

Those who wish to attend can purchase tickets from the Irvine Bowl director’s subsidiary division for $ 40 per ticket. Donations are tax deductible and tickets will be delivered to a local charity.

Groups who receive the tickets will have access to Made in America: Breakthrough Artists and Their Stories, as well as the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show.

“We’d like to thank previous contributors for providing tickets to these nonprofit and nonprofit associations,” said Sharbie Higuchi, marketing director for the Festival of Arts, in a statement. “Everyone should be able to reconnect and immerse themselves in the arts, and with the help of our sponsors and donors, we can make that happen this summer.”

The Festival of Arts Fine Art Show starts on July 5th, the Masters’ Pageant starts on July 7th, and both events run through September 3rd.

The Newport Harbor High documentary “The Tower” will be shown on June 6th

The Newport Harbor High School Alumni Assn. will host a virtual screening of “The Tower,” a documentary about the history of Newport Harbor High School and the entire Newport Mesa community.

The screening will take place on Sunday, June 6th, via Zoom and is chargeable. All proceeds go to the organization’s scholarship fund. Interested readers can register at

Plant exhibitions are held at the Sherman Library & Gardens in June

Garden enthusiasts take note: There will be two plant exhibitions next month at the Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar.

On Father’s Day weekend, June 19th and 20th, you can see a unique display of unique carnivorous plants from around the world.

The vendors will sell plants and supplies to those interested in carnivorous plants.

On the weekend of June 26th and 27th, the gardens will display fuchsias, hanging and upright shrubs for sale.

Orange County Fuchsia Society experts will be on hand to answer visitor questions about growing fuchsias. While you’re here, stroll to the tea garden and discover the beautiful fuchsia collection from Sherman Gardens. The Fuchsia Show & Sale is free when entering the garden.

The Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Hwy. In Corona del Mar. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit or call (949) 673-2261.

New Vice President of Landsea Homes, Corp.

Landsea Homes, Corp. based in Newport Beach announced on Monday that James Hultz has been appointed as the company’s new vice president and will also serve as senior counsel and chief insurance company for the company. Hultz will lead the company’s risk management department.

“We look forward to welcoming you [Hultz] to our Landsea Homes team, ”said Franco Tenerelli, Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President and Company Secretary of Landsea Homes, in a statement. “[Hultz] He has 20 years of experience as a consultant reporting on a long list of builders and his expertise will be instrumental in the continued success of Landsea Homes. “

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