The public is invited to the Oct. 16 Youth Services Fair sponsored by the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council, according to Rev. Julie Elkins, the council president.
A number of youth services agencies will share what they offer to youths, from substance-abuse programs to leadership skills development.
The luncheon will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dover Drive and 16th Street, Newport Beach. The day begins with registration at 11:45 a.m., followed by a buffet luncheon and the fair from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
RSVP by Monday to firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting includes the buffet lunch, which is $12 with reservation and $15 without.
Walk against hunger
The 25th annual Newport/Irvine/Mesa CROP Interfaith Hunger Walk will be held Oct. 27 starting at 1 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic School, 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach.
The 7K walk (4.2 miles) goes around the beautiful Newport Beach Back Bay. A shorter 4K (2.4 miles) walk will also be available.
"This is a fundraising event to help fight hunger and homelessness both locally and internationally," according to Steve Goetz, walk chairman. "It's a wonderful opportunity for religious groups from all faith traditions, businesses, schools and other secular groups to walk together towards this common goal."
The walk is non-denominational. More than 300 walkers from at least 20 congregations and organizations are expected to participate.
Local groups that receive a portion of the donations include Isaiah House, Share Our Selves, Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter, Jewish Federation & Family Services and StandUp For Kids. The local event joins 2,000 other walks nationwide in raising millions of dollars for the more than 1 billion people in our world who go to bed hungry.
For more information, contact Goetz at (949) 436-1946 or email@example.com.
Wild West Casino Night
The Harbor Mesa Lions will hold their Wild West Casino Night fundraiser Oct. 18 at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center. Featured will be gaming tables, a silent auction, opportunity drawings, two grand prizes, hoe-down dancing and a chuck wagon dinner of ribs and chicken.
The fun starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $40 each and may be purchased from any member of the club . All funds raised will be donated to charitable causes. For contact information, check out the website at nhcmlionsclub.com.
Service Club Meetings This Week
Noon: The 15-member Exchange Club of Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar.