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Pacific Coast Wine Festival


Wine benefits music education at one of the most decadent wine festivals of the year on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the newly renovated Island Hotel in Newport Beach. The Pacific Coast Wine Festival is a fantastic evening of first-class wine tastings, a delicious wine-paired feast and a silent and live auction of rare wines like eight bottles of a new release from Screaming Eagle, and exceptional experiences like two weekend getaways in a Ferrari and a Maserati.

Proceeds will benefit the Pacific Symphony. For the first time, renowned wine aficionados will play hosts as Master Sommelier Michael Jordon brings his expert commentary during the live auction and shares wines from the Piedmont wine region of Italy, and Master of Wine and Cape Wine Master Peter Koff shares his depth of knowledge of table of wines from South Africa. Guest will also enjoy performance by three members of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra: Katherine Park, violin; Matthew Gustafson, cello; and Natalie Cernius, piano, performing “Winter” by Astor Piazzolla.

Tickets cost $375 per person. For information, contact the Symphony’s special events department at 714.876.2364 or and visit

The evening ends with guests enjoying vintage port and gourmet chocolates, sponsored by Whole Foods.

Island Hotel is at 690 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. 949.759.0808.

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JDRF Breakfast of Champions


Want to learn more about JDRF and its ongoing impact on a cure for type 1 diabetes and awareness right here in Orange County? You can attend the JDRF Breakfast of Champions on Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Ford Forum in Irvine. At this free one-hour breakfast you can meet members of the JDRF family, get a taste of what JDRF is all about, and find out about many opportunities for involvement and partnerships.

JDRF has funded more than $1.7 Billion in research to address Type 1 Diabetes, with much of the research aiding not only the fight against diabetes, but also against other auto-immune diseases. More than 80% of JDRF expenditures go directly to research and research related education.

Breakfast of Champions at Ford Forum (at the Taco Bell building), at One Glen Bell Way in Irvine.

Simply contact the JDRF office at 949.553.0363 or email to RSVP. 

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Pinkberry Style


Pinkberry,  the original tart frozen yogurt company that launched in 2005 in West Hollywood, will also be celebrating National Frozen Yogurt Day, on Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Stop by a Pinkberry for a free small frozen yogurt with toppings. Pinkberry’s known for its light and refreshing taste, fresh hand-cut fruits and natural toppings.

Pinkberry has locations throughout Orange County including Brea, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, and Tustin.  

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National Frozen Yogurt Day


Yogurtland celebrates National Frozen Yogurt Day today from 4 to 7 p.m. by serving free yogurt and toppings to guests from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit any Yogurtland for a commemorative cup and collectable biodegradable spoon while creating your masterpiece from 16 frozen yogurt flavors like birthday cake batter, hazelnut latte, boysenberry, caramel almond and almond midnight mocha and a wide array of toppings including mochi, granola, gummy bears, Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chocolate chips and more.

Yogurtland is also supporting First Book, a national education non-profit through Yogurtland Cares, the company’s initiative to empower you. First Book offers new, high quality books and resources to kids in need. Yogurtland Cares will be matching donations to raise $20,000 to provide more than 8,000 new books to kids across the country through Feb. 10, Yogurtland will match donations made at

Yogurtland has locations through Orange County including Anaheim Hills, Brea, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fullerton, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Orange, Mission Viejo, and UC Irvine.


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