Prior to the O.C. Fair Cattle Drive on July 26, the Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa will sponsor a pancake breakfast at the Harbor Center from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $5 or advance tickets can be purchased for $4.50 by mailing check to Jeff Dimsdale at 3337 S. Bristol St., No. 252, Santa Ana, 92704.
Save the date…. 7/23/08 at 7:00 p.m. The Fountain Valley Library will be hosting Lizard Wizard’s Live Animal Show. Library, 17635 Los Alamos. Information 714-962-1324
Save the date… 8/4/08 – 8/8/08 at 7:00 p.m. A new musical based on the comic strip “Luann” will be performed at the Huntington Beach Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $7 for children 12 & younger. Information 714-375-0696 or www.hbph.com
Save the date… 8/1/08 at 10:00 p.m. Barnes & Noble will host a book release party for Stephenie Meyer’s next installation in her teen vampire series, “Twilight Saga”. The store is located at 7881 Edinger Ave. “Breaking Dawn,” Meyer’s fourth book, will officially go on sale midnight that day. Information – 714-897-8781
Save the date… 7/20/08 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The Assisteens, the youth auxiliary of the Assistance League, will be sponsoring a free summer crafts day for children of all ages at the University Park Library, 4512 Sandburg Way.
The USA Water Polo National Aquatic Center is offering recreational swimming hours this summer from noon to 1:30 p.m. for residents. Pool is at 11200 Lexington Dr.
The city has issued a building permit for a large estate on Harbor Island. The residence will have 13,000 square feet of living space, a 2,700 square-foot basement and 2,400 square feet of decks. Construction will cost 4.4 million.
Save the date… 8/5/08 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Orange Police Dept. is hosing its 25 annual national night out in the Target parking lot at 2191 N. Tustin St. Information – 714-744-7327 or 714-744-7464
Save the dates 7/28 – 8/1 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The First United Methodist Church of Orange will hold its Vacation Bible School for children from kindergarten through sixth grade. The cost is $12 per child or $36 maximum per family if registered by July 23. Information – 714-532-6363
Save the dates 7/19 & 7/20 at 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. “Bug Chef” David George Gordon will offer bug-cooking demonstrations with audience participation and taste-testing at the Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St.
The city will solicit about $140,000 in funding from the Orange County Transportation Authority to continue its study of the Go Local program, which looks to encourage residents to use public transportation.
The Tustin Unified School District’s Web site has been updated with new nutrition information. Included are school menus, student & staff special event menu & the National School Lunch application. www.tustin.k12.ca.us click on “wellness”.
Save the date… 7/27/08 from 11:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Irvine Lake is hosting its 12th annual Harley Festival at the lake, 4621 Santiago Canyon Rd. Tickets are $20 & parking is free. Information – 714-649-9113; www.irvinelake.net