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HARVESTERS 25TH YEAR SUPPORTING SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK SERVING PEOPLE IN NEED HAS SERVED THE HOMELESS AND LOW-INCOME FAMILIES FOR 30 YEARS 2017 MICHAEL CHANG TENNIS CLASSIC BENEFITS THE COMMUNITY


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Philanthropy is Alive and Well in Orange County!

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ctober is our Philanthropy Issue, and we never have a shortage of nonprofits and people to feature. Jill Johnson-Tucker and Jennifer Van Bergh had an epiphany  moment 25 years ago  and because of their tenacity, a 50-member group called the Harvesters was born to support Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB). The group is committed to end hunger in Orange County and have raised $6.5 million in that period of time to do so. SHFB's CEO Nicole Suydam says of the Harvesters: "We have never worked with a group that is more organized, dedicated and productive in their devotion to end hunger." Jean Wegener, who has led Serving People in Need (SPIN) for 26 of its 30 years, is passionate about helping the homeless and low-income families through SPIN, whose mission is to restore Orange County's families and individuals in crisis to housing and permanent self-sufficiency through its long-term, proven case management and support services. Why does she do it? "When you hear the words, 'My whole life changed when you helped,' you know you are doing something right." Alzheimer's Orange County (AOC), formerly associated with Alzheimer's Association, Orange County Chapter, has been providing programs and services for Orange County residents battling Alzheimer's and dementia for 35 years. Led for 16 years by CEO Jim McAleer, AOC's "Walk4ALZ" walk-a-thons in Laguna Niguel, Huntington Beach and Angel Stadium in Anaheim attract on average 12,000 walkers every year to raise more than $500,000 for the cause. As McAleer says, "It is our premier fundraiser, with 100% of the money raised staying in Orange County to support a host of in-person programs for people with memory loss and their caregivers." The 2017 Michael Chang Tennis Classic,  held at Newport Beach Tennis Club on July 29th, benefited HomeAid OC, an organization devoted to assisting the homeless while they move toward self-sufficiency through its programs, and the Chang Family Foundation, whose mission is to introduce people to Christ through sports.  I imagine many of you are involved and supporting nonprofits of your choosing right now. I think the people of  Orange County are  exceptional in their  commitment to help others. When I attend National Philanthropy Day Orange County in November every year, I am reminded of that fact. Listening to the stories of people, nonprofits and businesses  who are genuinely making a difference in the lives of others is truly heartwarming.

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AIA Orange County Hosts Eighth Annual Artwalk

American Institute of Architects Orange County hosted its annual Artwalk at Design Within Reach in Costa Mesa with AIA members, design community professionals, students and friends invited to showcase their artistic talents in a juried competition. A silent auction featured architectural products, furniture, shopping and entertainment experiences. PHOTOGRAPHY AIAOC

AIAOC and Artwalk Committee (l-r) - Jeff Plost, AIA and Artwalk Committee Chair Tracy Ettinger, Crystal Paselk, Jeanne Wright, Jennifer Brown, Mark Paone, Quan Souresrafil, AIAOC 2017 President Brett Dougherty, Jane Ngo, Hess Vakili and Fellow of the AIA Jeffrey Gill/Photo: Brett Tracy Best in Show by artist Crystal Maes

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La Scala Ballet's "Giselle" Wows Audiences

Opening night of La Scala Ballet's "Giselle" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts saw curtain call after curtain call as American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer Misty Copeland and La Scala Ballet and ABT principal dancer Roberto Bolle performed the leading roles in the iconic ballet. PHOTOGRAPHY DOUG GIFFORD

La Scala Ballet "Giselle" engagement sponsor, George Schreyer, with guest artist, American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer Misty Copeland (Giselle) on opening night

Guest Cindy Gittleman, La Scala Ballet star and ABT principal dancer, Roberto Bolle (Prince Albrecht), La Scala Ballet "Giselle" engagement sponsor, Terry Schreyer, at Dolce & Gabbana reception

La Scala Ballet General Manager Maria Di Freda, Segerstrom Center dance series supporter Mary Cramer, La Scala Ballet Director Frédéric Olivieri, guest Susan Konier

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MATT AND ROSS DUFFER, graduated from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in 2007. They are the writers, directors and executive producers of the Netflix hit, Stranger Things, which has received more than 50 award nominations.

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Good Times

FIDM Museum Fashion Council Hosts Boisset Wine Dinner

A beautiful six-course dinner, themed "Fifty Shades of Grape"  at Maestro's Ocean Club,  was paired with wines from international vintner Jean-Charles Boisset, Boisset Collection proprietor. Monies raised were targeted for the FIDM Museum Fashion Council and its support of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. PHOTOGRAPHY PAM NESSETH

Jean-Charles Boisset (showing off his red socks!) with FIDM Museum Fashion Council member Mona Lee Nesseth, left, and Council Chair Mima Ransom, right

Boisset Collection Senior Directors of JCB Ambassador Program Loren Hoffman and Cassandra Melhuish, Melissa Lynch, GM of JCB FIDM Museum Curator Kevin Jones, Newport Beach Lifestyle publishers Ana Launes and Randy Harding Ambassador Program

Jean-Charles Boisset entertaining guests with stories Guests Stephanie Lloyd, Janet Curci, Mary Roosevelt, FIDM Museum Fashion Council members from his wine background, while explaining the Kathy Hamilton Deborah Veady and Toni Redman nuances of each wine served

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SeaChange Summer Party Celebrates 10th Anniversary

With Lily Tomlin and Sam Waterston featured honorees, the sold-out crowd of 400 celebrated the efforts accomplished by the international ocean conservation and advocacy organization, Oceana. Held at a coastal estate in Laguna Beach, Anne Earhart and Herbert M. Bedolfe III of The Marisla Foundation were recognized as Ocean Champions. 

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SeaChange honoree Lily Tomlin, center, with SeaChange donors Jean and Tim Weiss SeaChange Summer Party decor

Guests Josh Leonard and Allison Pill, SeaChange donors Tricia and Michael Berns

Actress Stephanie Cayo and her fiance Chad Campbell Longtime Oceana board member Ted Danson

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Eric Marienthal and Friends Jazz Concert Draws 1,000+ Guests

Jazz lovers gathered at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach for the 19th year with jazz saxophonist  Eric Marienthal and his all-star band, plus guest artists, Grammy Award nominees Oleta Adams and David Benoit. The $150,000 raised was targeted for the High Hopes Brain Injury Program. PHOTOGRAPHY SHERI DETERMAN, PEGGY O'DONNELL

Jazz legend Eric Marienthal and his all-star band

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AROUND TOWN Ryan Hickman and Sandy Segerstrom Daniels/Photo: Carla Rhea

DON’T MISS IT! The Festival for Children Foundation is presenting its 16th annual Festival of Children®, through September featuring 75 local children’s charities’ important work in exhibits at South Coast Plaza. There are a variety of free, family-friendly activities and entertainment Matt and Ross Duffer/Photo: Victor Lee ‘10

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celebrating National Child Awareness Month, including the debut of the Carousel Horse Art Exhibit, showcasing imaginatively decorated carousel horses designed by artists, including famous marine

The Hollywood Reporter, which annually ranks the top 25 film

life artist Wyland. At the opening night event at the plaza’s Garden

schools in America, has placed Chapman University’s Dodge College

Terrace, Festival Founder and Executive Director Sandy Segerstrom

of Film and Media Arts at #6, after three years ranked as #7. It shows

Daniels presented the Fred Award to Ryan Hickman, the eight-year-

the school is gaining stature and Hollywood is noticing. Noting the

old “Recycle King,” for his efforts in recycling nearly 50,000 pounds

achievements of its alumni, its distinguished faculty and guest speak-

of trash in four years to support the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

ers, state-of-the art facilities, international programs, and support

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from some of Hollywood’s finest, it marks the fifth consecutive year Dodge has been in the top 10 film schools in the country. It certainly

“ART IN THE PARK” ANNOUNCED

doesn’t hurt that the Duffer Brothers–Matt and Ross, ’07–have their

The Newport Beach Arts Foundation is hosting its 14th annual

successful Netflix series Stranger Things up for 18 Emmy nomina-

“Art in the Park” on Saturday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

tions! Chapman.edu/Dodge

on the Civic Green in Newport Beach. More than 100 Southern

DARTS ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY GRANTS AND ITS 23RD LECTURE SERIES The Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) recently dispersed $175,000 to 12 nonprofits in the Orange County community. The included American Red Cross, Breast Cancer Solutions, CASA Youth Shelter, Caterina’s Club, Down Syndrome Association of Orange County,

California artists and artisans will have their works for sale. It gives you a chance to speak with the artists, view their work and purchase some fine artwork and crafts. There will be art activities available for children, and the event is free with free parking as well. NewportBeachArtsFoundation.org

OKTOBERFEST AT HOTEL IRVINE

Mariposa Women and Family Center, Providence Speech and

Themed “The Backyard Oktoberfest,” Hotel Irvine is offering an

Hearing Center, Taller San Jose Hope Builders, WHW (formerly

Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Women Helping Women), Women’s Transitional Living Center, and

Look for craft beers, a farmers market food offering, sausage eating

Youth Employment Service. DARTS raises monies for the nonprofits

contest, rustic sausages, hot dogs, and burgers along with rousing

through a lecture series presented by nationally-known decorative

music, family games and activities and a raffle. Check website for

arts experts, including interior and fashion, architecture and land-

pricing. There is complimentary self-parking and an Oktoberfest gift.

scape design. DecorativeArtsSociety.net

Reservations not required. HotelIrvine.com

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"Too Marvelous For Words, A Celebration of Nat King Cole," starring Keith David

ARTICLE LAURA BLEIBERG

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just a baby when the “Nat King Cole” show was on and I do remember feeling and seeing some of the shows. It could be it was reruns I was probably not even conscious of this. It was important to me to

ward-winning actor and singer Keith

see such an elegant black man. When the show began, there was a

David has had a rich career that is as

dark stage and the spotlight would hit the floor and he would walk

diverse as it is distinguished, with several

into the spotlight and there was this class act. It seemed like all the

hundred theater, film, TV, and narrator credits.

emotions in my heart, Nat Cole sings about. And as I grew up and

Among the standouts are the Broadway pro-

became a singer myself, I had a similar timbre to him.

duction of “Jelly’s Last Jam,” John Carpenter’s

Q: DO YOU TRY TO SOUND LIKE HIM?

cult flick “The Thing,” and the wildly hilarious

A: My connection is a soul connection—I’m not trying to do an

“There’s Something About Mary.” He cur-

exact imitation. I’m trying to extract his spirit…. I believe if anybody

rently stars as Bishop James Greenleaf in the

can love and simply believe in love and wants to be in love, that’s

Oprah Winfrey show “Greenleaf.”

what Nat King Cole sings about.

But David is never long absent from the stage and the silky-voice baritone has paid

Q: HOW DOES BEING A STAGE ACTOR FEED YOUR SOUL VERSUS PERFORMING IN TELEVISION AND THE MOVIES?

tribute to the incomparable Nat King Cole in

A: Work feeds my soul and the thing that does my soul the most

different productions for about 10 years. His

good is being able to be eclectic and participate in a variety of

new cabaret show, “Too Marvelous for Words,”

genres and to play a variety of characters. The role I’m playing now in

comes to the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Oct.

“Greenleaf,” … I wanted to be a preacher when I was a kid and now I

19. David, 61, actually portrays the great singer

get to play in minister….I’m living my dream, and that’s a great gift. I’m

in this show, and he spoke with us about his

extremely grateful to (executive producers) Oprah Winfrey and Craig

ongoing love affair with Cole’s music.

Wright for creating “Greenleaf” and allowing me to be a part of it.

Q: TELL US ABOUT YOUR CONNECTION WITH COLE. 1. : Nat King Cole has been important to

Too Marvelous for Words A Celebration of Nat King Cole

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hapman University’s annual black-tie gala, Chapman Celebrates, will honor

alumnus Dale (’58) and wife, Sarah Ann Fowler, and alumni Ross and Matt Duffer (’07), creators of Netflix’ runaway hit, Stranger Things, on Saturday, November 4th, in the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts on the Chapman University campus. In recognition for their transformative support of the university, the Fowlers will receive the Citizens of the Year Award. The Duffer Brothers will be recognized with the Alumni Achievement in the Arts Award. In addition to a private reception and dinner, the event features a glittering Broadway-style musical revue featuring 100 Chapman students from the College of Performing Arts.

Ross and Matt Duffer, graduates of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

THINK BIG, START SMALL

Dale Fowler grew up in Santa Ana, the son of a construction contractor. He graduated from Chapman University (then known as Chapman College) in 1958 with a B.A. in

CHAPMAN

CELEBRATES OUTSTANDING ALUMNI

Economics. Given his strong work ethic, Mr. Fowler worked part-time as a car salesman while he attended Chapman and continued after graduation. Even though he had no background in real estate, he invested what he could save in a small property in Huntington Beach and got a loan to build apartments. From these humble beginnings, Mr. Fowler went on to build Fowler Properties, an Anaheim real estate investment and management firm, that grew to establish him as one of the major architects of Orange County as we know it, building, managing and leasing residential and industrial properties throughout the cities of Anaheim, Orange and Ontario and Santa Ana. Mr. Fowler and his wife Sarah Ann have a strong commitment to philanthropy. Together, they have made many generous gifts to children’s causes, education and the arts. Their

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY WILL HONOR PHILANTHROPISTS DALE (’58) AND SARAH ANN FOWLER AND “STRANGER THINGS” CREATORS MATT AND ROSS DUFFER (’07) AT ANNUAL BLACK-TIE GALA IN MUSCO CENTER FOR THE ARTS

generosity to Chapman University, where he is a member of the board of trustees, is reflected in the names of two schools: the Dale E. Fowler School of Law and the newly-established Fowler School of Engineering. The Duffers’ swift rise as creative leaders in the fast-growing business of streaming media and video-on-demand entertainment began on a path launched at Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. They say their

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best lesson at Dodge College was this – think big, but start small. “A lot of people come into film school and want to – and we made

"Stranger Things" Season Two Poster

the same mistake – they want to make a masterpiece right away. And it’s like, just focus and try to tell a story,” Ross Duffer says. Today, there’s nothing small about the success the twins have made with the storytelling skills they honed at Chapman. Stranger Things earned 18 Emmy nominations, critical acclaim that ranged from The Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone and the adoration of fans who made the tale one of the most-watched television series of 2016. The New Yorker called it “astoundingly efficient storytelling, eight hours pass in a blink.” Of course, in reality, creative results take a little longer to deliver. The brothers say their film education and the connections they made at Chapman prepared them well to meet those challenges. “When you move into Dodge, it’s this beautiful community of film nerds and they’re all into the same stuff that you’re into. … That’s what’s key — being in a group of really, really smart kids who love the same things we did,” Matt says. Their advice to aspiring filmmakers: “Ignore all the noise,” Matt says. “Write what you want. If you truly love something, someone else out there will love it too.” Apparently, Netflix loves what the Duffer brothers love, too. Season Two of Stranger Things releases on October 27 with nine episodes, a little leap from the eight of Season One.

For Chapman Celebrates ticket information, please contact Tami R. Thompson at (714) 744-7031 or TThompso@Chapman

Chapman University Alumnus Dale E. Fowler (right) and his wife, Sarah Ann Fowler–philanthropists, whose transformational gifts to Chapman includes a commitment of $100 million

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SPIN’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JEAN WEGENER IS JUST AS PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING HOMELESS AND LOW-INCOME FAMILIES AS WHEN SHE STARTED 26 YEARS AGO.

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ean Wegener was raised in a family that believed in giving back.

“I grew up back East,” she says, “with my parents always lead-

ing by example. They considered being involved and giving back to the community one of life’s great blessings.”

two-bedroom apartment is upwards of $5,000 for the first month’s rent and security deposit,” she says. SPIN’s housing program is called GAPP, or Guided Assistance

to Permanent Placement. The program includes not only finding

Wegener came to Orange County in 1972 and settled in Newport

the apartment and paying the move-in costs, but credit counseling,

Beach where she met Sam Boyce, owner of Boyce Advertising. He

budgeting, job and placement training, childcare assistance, family

hired her to work part-time at Boyce Advertising and part-time at a

counseling, and more. That is the goal, for as Wegener relates, SPIN’s

nonprofit he founded in 1987 called Serving People in Need (SPIN).

mission is to restore Orange County’s families and individuals in cri-

Later, when Sam became very ill, he closed the agency and asked

sis to housing and permanent self-sufficiency through its long-term,

Jean to take more and more responsibilities with SPIN until the board

proven case management and support services.

of directors invited her to become its executive director in 1995, around the time Boyce passed away.

“We were small-staffed,” Wegener says. “There were only three

people, including me.”

Wegener had a daunting task ahead of her, but, as she admits: “I’m stubborn. If you take something on, you see it through!”

So, off she went in her optimistic, determined way. Luckily, SPIN’s

SPIN’S Director of Volunteers and Development Kim Frazier, who

has been with the Costa Mesa nonprofit for 15 years, says of the success of the GAPP program. “Ninety-eight percent of SPIN’s clients in 2016 were successful and

have become self-sufficient, which is remarkable given the challenge.” Much of that success is due to strong relationships with local land-

lords over the years.

Street Services program was the first program it established in 1987. It

“Without the trust of the property owners we work with, there

was run mainly by its volunteers, who shopped for the food, prepared

would be little to no chance of placing clients in Orange County hous-

it and delivered it in a van donated to SPIN.

ing,” Wegener says. “Most of the clients have credit issues, few or no

“Thirty years later, Street Services continues to provide 400 meals

budgeting skills and inconsistent employment.”

each week to the working poor and homeless in Orange County,”

Once the client is accepted into the GAPP program, they are

Wegener says. “SPIN volunteers distribute hygiene kits, warm cloth-

assigned a case manager and within two weeks, the client meets

ing, blankets, sleeping mats and rain ponchos, as well as referrals to

SPIN’s job developer, who assesses their skills and employment

shelter and other special requests to the homeless at The Courtyard

history and writes a recommendation to the case manager. That

in Santa Ana, to the homeless collaborative in Laguna Beach and to

recommendation might include computer training, classes to secure

the County’s first year-round emergency shelter in Anaheim.”

certifications, licenses needed to practice a trained field, etc. SPIN is

At the helm for 26 years, Wegener admits that raising sufficient funds

able to provide those services through donations to its program.

to secure housing for low income and homeless people is the biggest

Also of concern to Wegener and Frazier is the increasing number

challenge. The second is finding affordable housing in Orange County.

of homeless families with children, in particular single mothers with

“Today, the average move-in cost for a clean, decent, safe

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no support, who are living in their cars.


“ Try to imagine living in a car with children,” Wegener says.

Wegener is encouraged with the county’s appointment of Susan

“ The mother tries to find a place to park close to the children’s

Price, Director of Care Coordination, and her efforts to coordinate

school. Often, she doesn’t have enough money to buy gas to

services to the homeless. Also encouraging is the effort and work

move the car around. The child goes to school tired, smelly, wrin-

being done by the county’s Commission to End Homelessness, one

kled clothes, no homework done, and must act like everything is

of whose members is Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff.

okay. It is heartbreaking.”

Wegener says that 75% of SPIN’s funding comes from multiple grants

In 2016, Wegener reports that SPIN helped 407 individuals (153

and 25% from community fundraising. SPIN’s annual fundraiser, “Gourmet

adults and 254 children) with housing costs, support services and

Wine Pairing Dinner,” which Frazier coordinates, is Saturday, September 23,

case management.

at Big Canyon Country Club. SPIN hopes to raise $500,000.

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SPIN Director of Volunteers and Development Kim Frazier with longtime supporter Ed Rimpau

Longtime supporters Karen and Dick Nicol (at either end), SPIN CEO Jean Wegener, Our Lady Queen of Angels Father Kerry Beaulieu

Kim and Dick Crawford, former SPIN Board Chairman

SPIN Board Chairman Joe Heffington and his wife Heidi Heffington

Mark McGrath, frontman for the rock band Sugar Ray and former Extra co-host, shown here performing at SPIN's 25th Anniversary Gala

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IN FOR THE LONG TERM (CON TI N U ED)

Last year’s fundraiser was at Jewel Court at South Coast Plaza, with major support from the luxury retail center. Wegener adds that the center’s merchants have supported SPIN for four years through their holiday party. “We are blessed to have very generous and long-standing donors,” Frazier says. Wegener and Frazier are particularly excited about the recently announced partnership between SPIN and the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living, which will provide a link to housing for homeless and low-income families with children. “The Hoag Family Foundation has funded SPIN for many years,” Wegener says. “It was Chuck Smith, Executive Director of the Hoag Family Foundation, who suggested SPIN have a presence there. So, two-to-three SPIN Volunteers

days a week, we have a case manager present to address housing placement and needs in the community.” Reports for SPIN’s 2016 programs are impressive. Besides the 407 individuals helped through the GAPP housing program, 18,000+ individuals received meals through the Street Service Program, 7,280 individuals were referred to housing and other services through outreach and referrals, 11,242 volunteer hours were donated to SPIN, 91% of funds directly benefited SPIN’s clients. Wegener and Frazier admit they couldn’t do it without the volunteers (1,428 in 2016). And, then there is the Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton law firm, who arrives every Christmas with truckloads of wrapped presents–with bows on everything! “When the GAPP parents come to pick up the gifts, the tears are flowing on both sides,” Wegener says. “For a child who last year had no home, it is everything.”

Volunteers from SPIN supporter, Intercommunications, Inc., who adopted a SPIN family for the holidays

After all these years, Wegener sums up her feelings: “When you hear the words, ‘My whole life changed when you helped,’ you know you are doing something right.”

get involved Churches, youth and student organizations and businesses are encouraged to help with SPIN’s projects or to organize their own events. Projects can include a house warming basket, hygiene kits for the Street Services Program, birthday kits for the GAPP families (everything to throw a birthday party for a child), warm clothing, Easter baskets for families with small children, Mother’s Day gifts for low-income moms and Adopt-A-Family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. SPINOC.org

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ARTICLE DONNA BUNCE | PHOTOGRAPHY HARVESTERS AND SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

A PASSIONATE VENTURE

HARVESTERS HAS BEEN SUPPORTING SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK AND ITS QUEST TO FEED THE HUNGRY IN ORANGE COUNTY FOR 25 YEARS

Harvesters' Luncheon, held at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 2012-2016

HOW HARVESTERS WAS LAUNCHED

those 50, Harvesters was born. The membership has remained 50

It all began with Jill Johnson-Tucker, who as a member of the

from the beginning.

board of directors of Second Harvest Food Bank was asked to

The duo reserved a small hotel ballroom for their inaugural

find more funding to help the nonprofit feed the hungry in Orange

fashion show and luncheon, which expanded several times to

County. She turned to her good friend, Jennifer Van Bergh, for help.

larger venues until the event was sold out.

“I went on a tour of Second Harvest Food Bank to see what they were doing,” Van Bergh says, “and I was surprised by the magnitude

ted nearly $50,000. We were off and running!”

of the plight of the hungry in our community and how it impacted

In a few years, the event net was $100,000, with the proceeds

the lives of so many people, whether they were families with chil-

reaching $680,000 in 2016. The Harvesters have raised more than

dren, seniors, or the homeless. It was such a large problem.”

$6.5 million in funds over its 25 years, which translates to providing

“When I joined the board 27 years ago,” Tucker says, “I found that the food that Second Harvest was using to feed the hungry was “recaptured” food, or food that otherwise was being thrown away. That was a revelation to me. You could, with very little funding, reach an enormous number of people.”

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“Our goal was $5,000 that first year,” Tucker says, “and we net-

enough food for 19.5 million meals–an impressive achievement! Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Nicole Suydam commends the Harvesters’ efforts. “We have never worked with a group that is more organized, dedicated and productive in their devotion to our mission to end hunger.

Van Bergh was immediately on board with Tucker to fix the

They are not just involved with the annual fundraiser, they have a

problem. They reached out to their friends, who reached out to

year-round commitment to work for us in hands-on volunteer roles at

their friends, to meet and talk about organizing a fundraising event

the food bank and the farm and they engage their children in our mis-

to benefit Second Harvest. Fifty women showed up, and from

sion. Many also serve or have served on the SHFB board of directors.”

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2017 Harvesters' Committee: Susan Bridgford, Angela Tesselaar, Paige Collins, Jamie McKinnon, Jodi Salerno, Jennifer Bartz, Kristie Caggiano, Trisha McKinney, Susan Croul, Gail Haft, Irene Martino, Lauren Wong, Suzan Paek, Co-Chairs Yvonne Moyano and Crisi Hosea, Lori Anderson, Julie Taylor, Jessica Frandson, Cindi Morales, Leana Wood, Selly Straight, Susan Etchandy, Krystal Barkate, Nathalie Hymel, Laura Vanderhook, Kacey Bruno, Ann Smyth, Jennifer Segerstrom, Denice Dusablon, Maura Short, Veronica Slavik, Allison Olmstead, July Post-Guenther, Melissa Knode

HARVESTERS SUPPORT FOR SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

Harvester Michelle Janavs, wrote a book when she was nine years old

Some of the unique programs the Harvesters have created and

called Izzy and the Candy Palace. All the proceeds from the book con-

developed include the Special Fund, established in 2004, which has

tinue to be donated to SHFB, which to date are $275,000. Because of

raised crucial funding for urgent needs, such as refrigerated trucks,

the book’s success, “Izzy’s Corner” is located inside the Food Bank’s

a tractor for gleaning, a battery-powered forklift for use in the distri-

warehouse, where children learn about hunger in their community

bution center, and handheld computers for the drivers, allowing for

and get hands-on volunteering experience.

up-to-the-minute information.

The Harvesters support reaches the Food Bank’s vast network of

The Special Fund also provides funding for the Kids Cafe Program,

community partners, including church and school pantries, home-

which provides healthy and delicious after-school meals to children at

less shelters, senior centers, soup kitchens and homes for abused

42 locations, providing 352,971 meals in 2016 and serving up to 1,700

women and children. Those served include the working poor, chil-

children in need daily. Also funded is the Permanent School Pantry at

dren, seniors on fixed incomes, single parents, veterans, the dis-

Lincoln Elementary School in Anaheim, which reached 1,500 children

abled, homeless and individuals experiencing medical emergencies

in need last year and provided the equivalent of 213,036 meals to

or recent job layoffs.

the surrounding community. The second location at El Sol Science

Despite the progress, 315,000 residents are at risk of going hungry

and Arts Academy opened in April, 2017, with four more scheduled

every month, and the Harvesters and Suydam and Second Harvest

openings of Permanent School Pantries by 2021.

Food Bank are dedicated to redoubling efforts to reach a Bold Goal

The Harvesters underwriting dollars also fund the Mobile Pantry

of creating a world in which there is no hunger. Ever.

with its refrigerated trucks, which makes 60 stops per month for up to

Harvesters’ 25th annual Fashion Show & Luncheon

300 families in each location. The School Pantries provide fresh pro-

This year’s Fashion Show & Luncheon, “Harvesters - Celebrating

duce in a “farmer’s market” style setting to 26 low-income schools,

25 Years of Feeding OC,” is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 and

serving 796,647 meals in 2016.

is sold-out with 450 guests attending. South Coast Plaza is once

The Senior Grocery Program has 33 Senior Grocery Partners at

again the fashion show sponsor and presenter, having been involved

senior centers, churches, nonprofits, and low-income senior apart-

for 24 of the event’s 25 years. The leading international shopping

ments and provided 1,057,643 meals to 3,217 seniors in need in 2016.

destination, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is providing

The Youth Initiative Programs teaches youth valuable hands-on

the venue, The Pavillion at South Coast Plaza, and is presenting

experiences on the hunger problem our community faces, and one

its luxury-branded fashion show featuring Fendi, Lanvin, Marni,

young lady has made quite an impact. Isabel Janavs, daughter of

CONTINUED >

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A PASSIONATE VENTURE (CON TI N U ED)

South Coast Plaza Executive Director of Marketing Debra Gunn Downing, 2016 Co-Chair Melissa Knode, Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Nicole Suydam, 2016 Co-Chair Susan Croul

A model wearing Ralph Lauren at the 2016 Harvesters' Fashion Show, sponsored and presented by South Coast Plaza at Samueli Theater

Harvesters' Founders Jennifer Van Bergh and Jill Johnson-Tucker at an earlier Fashion Show Luncheon with a Cartier page. Cartier, South Coast Plaza, hosted the Champagne Reception the first 20 years

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benefiting the Harvesters. South Coast Plaza’s support influences other event sponsors, including Versace’s Underwriting Party, Christian Louboutin’s underwriter favors and Saks Fifth Avenue’s luncheon favors. The Champagne reception is sponsored by City National Bank and Veuve Cliquot. All in all, the Harvesters continue to host a drop-dead gorgeous event, which is always a highlight of the social season. Kathryn Cenci, who has overseen the fashion show presentation for 16 years as South Coast Plaza’s Director of Community Relations, says of the center’s involvement: “South Coast Plaza has been more than happy to provide a platform to raise monies to feed those in need in Orange County. It is remarkable what the Harvesters have accomplished. Founders Jennifer Van Bergh and Jill Johnson-Tucker deserve the highest praise for seeing a need and creating the Harvesters to address it.”

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Inspired By

Alzheimer's Orange County

Celebrates 35 Years AOC CONTINUES TO EXCEL IN SUPPORT AND CARE OF ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS

ARTICLE MELANIE LIPSIE PHOTOGRAPHY ALZHEIMER'S ORANGE COUNTY

More than 12,000 people joined Walk4ALZ in 2016 at all three locations - Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Huntington Beach and Angel Stadium, shown here

ALZHEIMER’S ORANGE COUNTY’S MISSION

Alzheimer’s Orange County (AOC), formerly associated with Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter, has been providing programs and services for Orange County residents battling Alzheimer’s and dementia for 35 years. With more than 84,000 people affected by Alzheimer's in Orange County, the disease is the county's #3 cause of death. The irreversible, progressive brain disorder typically begins in adults 65 and older, beginning with short-term memory loss. As the disease advances, greater memory loss and cognitive dysfunction occur, including behavioral changes. Late-stage Alzheimer's typically results in patients being bedridden, as the body ceases to function. Around-the-clock care is needed and often a spouse, loved one, or family member is the full-time caregiver. To give you an idea of AOC’s impact, the following details the nonprofit’s work in 2016: • AOC took over operations of South County Adult Day Services in Laguna Woods to provide social and healthcare programs to seniors and individuals affected by dementia and their caregivers. In April, 2017, it merged with Acacia Adult Day Services in Garden Grove to provide support services in north county as well. • Nearly 500 free community education Dementia Care events were held for 25,453 people to be better caregivers. • Telephone hotline serviced 6,750 residents. • Forty support groups provided comfort and hope to 4,286 caregivers. • Personalized family consultations by expert social workers were provided for 1,840 people facing decisions and challenges associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. • Early memory loss programs were provided for 1,377 people and their families to build a social network. • Nearly 400 individuals experiencing memory loss participated in the Memories in the Making® program by creating beautiful works of art. • Engaged with 289 locally elected officials to garner support for Alzheimer’s-related bills. Also traveled to Sacramento and Washington, D.C. to advocate for the cause. • Contacted local research companies and the university system to educate the community on the importance of clinical trials for the advancement of Alzheimer’s science. • Communicated with local physicians through 5,673 calls to educate them on available resources and how to better treat and diagnose the disease. Attending AOC's Visionary Women's fundraiser May, 2017, were board members Sonia Garcia-Francia and Jeannie Lawrence, owner of Rancho Las Lomas, the event venue, and board Chair Jody Hudson 28

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Larry and Lynda Fleischman celebrate their team's fundraising success at 2016 Walk4ALZ in Huntington Beach

AOC's 19th Annual Gala CoChairs Eydie and Dave MacInnis with the nonprofit's CEO Jim McAlleer on March 25, 2017

AOC FUNDRAISING

During October and November, 2017, AOC will host three "Walk4ALZ" walk-a-thons in Orange County, including events in Laguna Niguel, Huntington Beach and Angel Stadium in Anaheim. AOC’s CEO Jim

SOME AOC CAREGIVERS' STORIES

In March, 2011, after two years of symptoms of mild cog-

McAleer says of “Walk4ALZ:" “It is our premier fundraiser, with 100% of the money

nitive impairment (MCI), Orange County resident Sybela

raised staying in Orange County to support a host of

Moreno was given an official Alzheimer’s diagnosis. She

in-person programs for people with memory loss and

and her husband Roberto shed tears that day. However,

their caregivers."

Roberto quickly took action to learn more about the disease

Fundraising events in 2017 included the 19th Annual

and how to best function as his wife’s primary caregiver.

“Care Support Cure” gala held in March, which honored

Lynda Fleischman, another Orange County resident,

major individual and business donors, science partners

also managed symptoms of MCI before her Alzheimer's

and volunteers. The gala’s special guest, Kim Campbell,

diagnosis four years ago. As the primary caregiver, her

wife of legendary country music star and Alzheimer’s

husband Larry looked at utilizing local services and sup-

patient Glen Campbell, spoke about her role as care-

port groups. It took two years to find the organization.

giver. And, the nonprofit’s Visionary Women Circle held

Alzheimer's OC was that organization. The nonprofit’s

its 11th Annual Caregivers Luncheon in May to honor

Connect 2 Culture events are especially recommended

extraordinary caregivers.

by Roberto. It is a program that allows patients and caregivers the opportunity to attend various educational and entertaining events and a time to socialize with others. "I don't know what we would have done without AOC," says Roberto. "The programs and support they offer continue to lift Sybela's spirits.” Larry has likened his experience to having a second family. Meeting and socializing with others who are in the same situation has provided comfort and understanding. "The socialization aspect of programs like Connect 2 Culture helps Lynda and I tremendously," Larry says. "I'm also grateful for the Savvy Caregiver and the Compassionate Communication classes. The education and heartfelt support from the Alzheimer's OC staff have been tremendously uplifting and helpful to Lynda and me."

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Culinary Creations

C OM F O R T F O O D ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY JOSEF LAGEDER

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ne of Austrians and Bavarians childhood favorites is Wienerschnitzel, a great fit

Cl as si c Wi eners ch n i t zel w i t h C uc um b e r S al ad an d B ut te r e d S c al l i on Gr e e n Pe a  R i c e

for the Oktoberfest festival. Oktoberfest has a long tradition and is known as the largest Volksfest (People’s Fair) in the world. It is an annual event held in Munich, Germany, with lots of local beer and Bavarian music. THIS IS HOW IT ALL STARTED:

On October 12, 1810, when Kronprinz Ludwig married Princess Therese, the people of Munich where invited to the festivities, held on the fields in front of the Munich city gates to celebrate the royal event. The fields where named “Theresienwiesn,” which translates to Theresa’s Meadow, after Princess Therese. The locals have since changed the name to the simple word, “Wiesn.” In 1887, the opening Oktoberfest of food

Cl as si c Wi eners ch n i t zel In g redien ts 8 2-oz. lean pork medallions (chicken or turkey) 3 eggs–slightly beaten 1 cup flour

2 cups bread crumbs salt and pepper to taste 2 cups grape seed oil 2 lemons

D irection s 1. Using a mallet, pound the pork medallions into thin scaloppini

and breweries began when Hans Steyrer first

2. Season the medallions with salt and pepper, dredge in the flour on all sides,

marched from his meadow to the Tegernseer

then into the eggs and, finally, in the bread crumbs. Repeat with rest of medallions

Landstrasse with his staff, a brass band and

3. Heat the oil in a skillet to about 350 degrees and cook the breaded schnitzel

a load of beer to the Theresienwiesn. This year, Oktoberfest in Munich runs from September 16 to October 3. The event

for about 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown 4. Set aside on a paper towel to drain all excess oil 5. Serve with lemon and lingonberry marmalade

spreads over 100 acres with 14 large tents for

CHEF LAGEDER’S COOKING TIPS AND TRICKS: to check the right temperature

a capacity crowd of 1,000 to 8,500 people per

of the oil, drop a few bread crumbs into the hot oil. If the oil foams slightly, the oil

tent. There are 6.5 million visitors each year,

is hot enough to fry the schnitzel. Wienerschnitzel is served traditionally in Austria

and they will consume more than 2 million

with a side of lingonberry marmalade and lemon.

gallons of beer during Oktoberfest. 30

Serves 4 people

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C ucum b er S al ad I n g r edien ts 2 large hothouse cucumbers ½ cup seasoned rice wine vinegar pepper to taste

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any oil in my cucumber salad. Seasoned rice wine vinegar is perfectly sweet and salty, so there is no need to add additional salt. Best to marinate for one hour and served chilled.

But tered S cal l ion G reen Pea Rice I n g r edien ts 4 cups pre-steamed short grain rice ¼ stick unsalted butter ½ cup chopped scallions 1 cup green peas, defrosted Salt and pepper to taste

D i r e c ti o n s 1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat 2. Add the scallions and green peas, stir for about one minute 3. Add the rice, toss carefully, season with salt and pepper 4. May add little water to prevent the rice from being too sticky CHEF LAGEDER’S COOKING TRIPS AND TRICKS: Remove the grape

seed oil from the schnitzel pan and sauté the scallions, green peas and rice in the same pan. The remaining roasted breadcrumbs in the pan add a great flavor.

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Travel Destination

in Patagonia

Summer

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID DURAN

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his winter, head below the equator and revisit summer, taking advantage of the glorious vastness of Patagonia, with partic-

ular focus on Argentina’s most coveted ski destination, Bariloche.

Bariloche, Argentina's most coveted ski destination

Throughout the summertime (December-February), Bariloche is less crowded and just as beautiful, replacing the white blankets of snow with vibrant colors of plant life. Getting to Bariloche is as easy as taking a direct flight in, but taking the long way there can prove to be adventuresome, making your end goal more rewarding.

The Andean Lake Crossing

Throughout history, locals as well as explorers

have been crossing the Andean lakes, which are

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overlooks the rapids and waterfalls, which were formed long ago by cooling volcanic lava.

shared by Chile and Argentina. To experience

Continue to the Hotel Petrohué on the shore of

your own lake crossing in a day, fly into Santiago,

Todos Los Santos Lake. At the Petrohué Pier, board

Chile and take a connection flight to Puerto

a catamaran to travel across the lake, also known

Montt Airport. From the airport, take a taxi to

as the Emerald Lake due to its deep green colors.

Puerto Varas, a small Chilean town. An overnight

During the crossing, enjoy the magnificent view of

here is recommended as the actual lake cross-

the Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes.

ing requires a full day and is best started in the

Upon arrival at Peulla, take a short walk to stretch your

early morning. Las Cumbres Hotel is conveniently

legs before continuing the trip through the beautiful

located in Puerto Varas and serves as a great

Andean rainforest, at an elevation of 2,900 ft. above

starting point for the journey.

sea level, by bus to Puerto Frias. The bus will stop for

In the morning, depart from the hotel and

immigration at the border crossing. Then, continue

transfer to Petrohué and drive along the shore

by boarding a ferry across Lake Frias to the village

of Lake Llanquihue, passing through the small

of Puerto Alegre. Once there, continue overland to

town of Ensenada before reaching Vicente Perez

Puerto Blest and then board a modern catamaran

Rosales National Park. Make a brief stop for a visit

to cross Lake Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Pañuelo. From

to the famous Petrohué Falls, which are accessible

there, take a bus to complete the final leg of the jour-

via a walking trail that leads to a viewpoint that

ney to Bariloche, Argentina’s prime mountain resort.

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Small Circuit Tour

Exploring Bariloche and neighboring parts is

made easier in the summertime as there isn’t any snow to battle. Depart from the hotel and drive the scenic road along Nahuel Huapi Lake. At Playa Bonita, five miles outside of Bariloche, stop for a view of Huemul Island. Continue on to the next stop at the base of Campanario Hill to board a chair lift for incredibly picturesque views. Continue through the Llao LLao Peninsula and then cross the Angostura Bridge that connects Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes. The next panoramic lookout boasts great views of the lake and peninsula. To return, cross the bridge over Moreno Lake and continue along the Trébol Lagoon to return to Bariloche. Bariloche itself has so much to offer all throughout the year, including an abundance of small-batch breweries that are worthy of their own day of sampling. Exiting Bariloche doesn’t require retracing your lake crossing journey… instead a quick flight to Buenos Aires or Santiago will give you a head start on your return home.

Puer to Varas in Chile

Where To Stay Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, the iconic lakefront property in Bariloche, Argentina in scenic northwestern Patagonia, is comprised of a historic structure in addition to a newer modern wing with updated contemporary rooms and suites. The indoor/outdoor pools are a must as is its afternoon tea and impressive breakfast buffet.

A view from Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, situated in the foothills of the Andes on a hill in the heart of Argentina's lake district

Todos Los Santos or Emerald Lake in southern Chile

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2017 MICHAEL CHANG

TENNIS CLASSIC

Helping the Community

Michael Chang

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY ANA LAUNES

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nother beautiful summer day in sunny Newport Beach.

an avenue through which individuals experience the Christian faith.

Excitement is in the air and lots of fun ahead of us at the 2017

Furthermore, Michael launched the Chang Family Foundation in

Michael Chang Tennis Classic. Michael Chang, originally from Hoboken, New Jersey, set numer-

2002. The organization is a Christian-based charity focused on sports as well as Asian and local outreach programs.

ous "youngest player records," turning pro at just 15 years of age. In

Locally, Chang hosts one of Orange County’s premiere tennis

1987, he became the youngest player to win a main draw match at the

events, the Michael Chang Tennis Classic. This year’s event was held

U.S. Open and the youngest to reach a Tour semifinal. Later in 1989,

on July 29th at the Newport Beach Tennis Club and was expected

he became the youngest French Open/Grand Slam Champion ever,

to raise around $100,000 to benefit HomeAid OC, an organization

ranking among the top five in the world.

devoted to building new lives for homeless individuals and families,

Today, Michael is a devoted father of three, a speaker and a

and the Chang Family Foundation. As Chang stated,

coach of #8 world-ranked tennis player Kei Nishikori. Besides

“We keep children very close to our hearts. Our duty is to change

funding the Christian Sports League (CSL) in Seattle, Washington,

lives and hearts.” He went on to say, “We are partnering with Newport

CLS’ mission is to introduce people to Christ by using sports as

Beach because it is a place that generously supports our cause.”

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Justin Gimelstob

The tournament featured Michael Chang and Kei Nishikori in a world Class Tennis Doubles

Pro

Exhibition

against

Mark

Philippoussis and Justin Gimelstob. Kei Nishikori, the star of the tournament, was born in 1989 in Japan. He is currently ranked No. 8 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Surprisingly enough, Kei is the only male Japanese tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 10 in singles. He began playing tennis at the age of five and first won the All Japan Tennis Championships for Kids in 2001. Nishikori moved to Bradenton, Florida, to join the IMG Academy in 2004 at 14 years of age. His career high was in 2015 when he was ranked as #4 by the ATP, accumulating 11

Mark Philippoussis

titles. That year Nishikori attained 328 wins and only 153 losses, generating a total of approximately $17.4 million in prizes from

Michael Chang Tennis Classic at Newport Beach Tennis Club

singles and doubles matches combined. This year, he is 27-11, ranked #8 with 0 titles and a prize total of $1.3 Million so far. Mark

Philippoussis,

originally

from

Melbourne, Australia, was two times Davis Cup winner representing Australia in 1999 and 2013. In addition, he was a US Open finalist in 1988 and in 2003 at Wimbledon, losing to his fellow countryman Pat Rafter and Swiss Roger Federer. His career high singles world ranking is #8. Justin Gimelstob was born in 1977 and was elected to the ATP Board of Directors in June 2008. The New Jersey native is a former ATP pro who played from 1996-2007, capturing 13 career ATP doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles at the Australian Open and Roland Garros in 1998 (w/Venus Williams). He reached his lone ATP singles final in Newport in 2006. Justin is currently a commentator for the Tennis Channel, based in Santa Monica,

Tanner Smith(USC) and Austin Rapp (UCLA

Kei Nishikori

California. He began playing tennis at age eight with older brother Josh and younger brother Russell. Justin won the U.S. National Boys’ 18s singles title and reached the Roland Garros junior doubles final in 1995. In addition, the tournament also included a grudge match between USC’s Tanner Smith versus UCLA’s Austin Rapp with USC’s Smith prevailing.

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activities, storytelling, entertainment, animal presentations, the "Teen Scream" Haunted House, and a nightly costume parade. 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Prices at SantaAnaZoo.org

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Knott's Scary Farm is the largest and most haunting Halloween

(unfortunately, the swim portion of the event was forced to cancel

experience in Southern California which encompasses 13 uniquely

for 2017): Bike, Transition and Run. There is a distance for everyone,

haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000

and the entire family is encouraged to participate. The Hoag Or-

horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of

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RUNS SEPT. 10 TO OCT. 29, WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS 40TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST OLD WORLD GERMAN VILLAGE, HUNTINGTON BEACH Oktoberfest at Old World is a great party with authentic German oom-pah-pha bands, German beers and traditional German food (voted the "Best Bratwurst" in Southern California), and Sunday Kinderfest for the entire family, with wiener dog races, and much more. Visit the website for admission and times. OldWorld.ws

RUNS SEPT. 20 TO OCT. 31 MICKEY'S HALLOWEEN PARTY DISNEYLAND

OCTOBER 12

Come in costume to Mickey's Halloween Party for some Halloween

PIAF! THE SHOW

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man, Disney Villains, the Cadaver Dans, the Haunted Mansion

Piaf! The Show is a musical celebration of the life and music of leg-

Holiday, trick or treat stations, a frightfully fun parade, entertain-

endary French chanteuse Edith Piaf. Inspired by the award-winning

ment, the Halloween Screams Fireworks, and much more. Visit

film La Vie En Rose and starring Anne Carrere, a young French per-

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former hailed as "Edith Piaf's legitimate musical heiress," the show

RUNS THROUGH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

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OCTOBER 29

ROGER'S GARDENS, NEWPORT BEACH

RIDERS IN THE SKY

A large owl glides through the air and there is a black cat sitting on

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boutiques at Roger's Gardens to detect the bewitching activity and

QUEBE SISTERS

excitement in the air. Magical creatures are for sale behind windows

MUSCO CENTER

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Quebe Sisters’ strings and vocal harmonies. Make way for big

Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo present the 27th Annual "Boo at the

sky, broad rivers, and the music of the man who celebrated it all.

Zoo" with its 10 prize stations on the Trick-or-Treat Trail, games and

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GIVING BACK –in a new way ARTICLE DEIRDRE MICHALSKI

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n our home, we are very appreciative of the goodness we have and

plants and wonderful educational programs as well. They also have

also how hard we have worked over the years. But, above it all, we

a lovely restaurant managed by my friend and Executive Chef Pascal

are extremely grateful. We make an effort to give back and given that

Olhats. It is a best-kept secret for a girlfriend lunch or a special event.

this issue focuses on philanthropic endeavors, it seems appropriate

We are members of Sherman, and yes, this spot needs to be preserved.

to share with all of you my recent epiphany.

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach is home to

When I think about charities and giving back, in a simplistic way, it

the care and nurturing of sea life that are physically weak and sick.

boils down to three things: time, money and/or tangible items. We give

They are brought there to be nursed back to health. Where else

of our time to help others, whether it is driving people to an appoint-

would we take them?

ment, bringing someone a delicious home-cooked dinner post-surgery,

The Bowers Museum is another favorite that secures some of

donating to a local chef charity, and so forth. We also donate clothing in

the best exhibits in North America. The Terra Cotta Warriors, The

excellent condition to Working Wardrobes for those who are preparing

Forbidden City, the impressive list goes on and on. This hacienda-style

to re-enter the work force, especially its VetNet program designed to

museum is impressive, and we are members and attend events often

help veterans going through significant life changes. We also give cash

throughout the year. We want to continue supporting them.

to our church and a few charities that focus on local efforts that we

The Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana and ExplorOcean on Balboa

embrace. We use the website CharityNavigator.org to review each

Peninsula are related science-based museums for children and young

charity. It is important to us that the majority of the donations go to the

adults. As we know, there is no better way to learn than by doing. Here

charity and not toward highly-inflated administrative salaries.

they touch, feel and experience with incredibly creative interactive

We were recently revising our living trust, and that is when the ahh-

exhibits. Nurturing a passion for science and inquisitiveness of how

haa moment came to me. Many families bequeath funds to all types of

things actually work is the cornerstone to learning about science. The

entities they are passionate about. Looking beyond the super obvious

programs encourage children at a young age to not be afraid of science

like Goodwill, Salvation Army, alma maters and a favorite museum or

and math disciplines. They are the tools to getting there! These two

community center, we zeroed in on some of the places we tend to fre-

nonprofits feature exhibits that are ever-changing–right here in Orange

quent and certainly care about in terms of their continued existence.

County. They benefit our children and grandchildren–our future leaders.

Being passionate about gardens and following a slew of spring gar-

Here are four nonprofits that I have identified, and I am sure each

den tours each year, Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar is a close-to-

person reading this can think of others that pull at their heartstrings.

home favorite. This enclave is a treasure for our community and offers a

It’s good to once in a while ponder and decide what we can do to

research center, beautiful gardens in which to wander, a koi pond, exotic

help, not only now but for future generations as well.

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