Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club Fundraising Chairman Greg Dennis awards a portion of the Kiwanis Club's Fireworks Booth proceeds to Brenda Emrick of the Costa Mesa Fire Department for its Fire Prevention Program. (Handout, Daily Pilot / September 19, 2013)

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 nmiinterfaith@aol.com. The meeting includes the buffet lunch, which is $12 with reservation and $15 without.

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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 sgoetz53@gmail.com.

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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.

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Service Club Meetings This Week

WEDNESDAY

Noon: The 15-member Exchange Club of Corona del Mar meets at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar.