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For the Children!


There’s just a few days left to win a one-of-a-kind Judith Leiber minaudière to benefit Festival of Children Foundation,
an OC-based nonprofit that’s improving the lives of children. The iconic American luxury brand created the limited edition bag, and you could be the lucky winner of this Swarosvki crystal clutch featuring the Festival of Children’s carousel horse logo.

Only 100 opportunity tickets are being sold at $100 each for this special bag. Tickets are available in the Judith Leiber boutique at South Coast Plaza until all tickets are sold.  The winner will be chosen on Thursday. 

Judith Leiber is at Level 1 in the Nordstrom wing at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. For more information, call 714.549.7177.

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Rolling Back Prices at Balboa Fun Zone!


To celebrate the Balboa Fun Zone's 75th anniversary this Saturday, the nostalgic Newport Harbor tradition is rolling back its prices to 1936 levels.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 24, the fun zone will be offering carousel rides for five cents, ferris wheel rides for 10 cents, Harbor Cruise rides for 25 cents and admission to ExplorOcean/ Newport Harbor Nautical Museum for only five cents.

Besides spending a day in the sun for less than a dollar, be sure to check out the display of vintage Fords at the corner of Balboa Boulevard and Palm Avenue, a well as the live music, discounts on food and merchandise, free activities for children including model ooat building at the Nautical Museum and full beverage service and a special taco bar at the electric riverboat Angela Louise that will be docked near the ferris wheel.

This may be the last time you and your family can enjoy the historic carousel, which has stood on the island since the Balboa Fun Zone opened in 1936. The lease on the carousel expires on Sept. 30 and will not be renewed.

A raffle drawing to support Newport Elementary School in Balbooa will occur every half an hour and prizes include free boat rentals, Sea Doo rentals, Whale Watching cruis passes, gift certificates to Newport Landing and Harborside restaurants, Segway tour of the Balboa Peninsula for four, Balboa-themed artwork and much more.

The Balboa Fun Zone is located at 600 East Bay Avenue on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. Parking is available in municipal lots located next to the Balboa Pier.  For more information, please visit


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Visionary Women


You can also do your part by attending the 5th Annual Visionary Women's luncheon on Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. The event features special guest and five-time Emmy Award winner Doris  Roberts, a favorite actress from “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

The luncheon is a celebration of caregivers in a range of categories, including the "Young Caregiver Award" which goes to 16-year-old Ricardo Rojo, a Buena Park High school student who cares for his mom who was diagnosed in her 40s. Shop at an exclusive, luxury boutique at the luncheon, a percentage of all purchases will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tickets cost $100 per person. Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa at 900 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach.

RSVP to 949.757.3712 or online at Please contact, or for more information contact or 800.272.3900.

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Purple Wednesday


You can do so much for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease this week. On Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. wear purple and join Alzheimer’s Action Day at the District at Tustin Legacy.

It’s your chance to speak up in the fight against Alzheimer’s at the first county-wide rally, and recognize local law enforcement and emergency responders who ensure the safety of those with Alzheimer’s. The rally will be at the District Promenade area near the center stage.

RSVP at, for more information call 800.272.3900.

The District is at 2437 Park Ave. in Tustin.

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