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St. Mark Will Stage Musical on Courtship

February 17, 2001|GENA PASILLAS

Witness a musical representation of romantic love during "A Broadway Bouquet" at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. The show, written and directed by television writer/producer Valerie Mayhew, features 10 performers in various stages of courtship. Proceeds will benefit the St. Mark Community Health Alliance, a nondenominational group providing support services for domestic violence, anger management, divorce recovery and other issues. Suggested donation is $20 for adults and $10 for children with a family maximum of $50. Performances will be at 7 tonight and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 2100 Mar Vista Drive. (949) 644-1341.

Renewing Vows

The spirit of Valentine's Day lives on at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Anaheim. The church will celebrate marriage with vow renewal services. The Latino congregation will renew vows at 7 tonight, followed by a dinner and dance. Cost is $25 per couple. On Sunday, the English-speaking congregation will renew vows in the Original Church at 7:30 a.m. and in the contemporary sanctuary at 10 a.m. The church is at 311 W. South St. (714) 535-4654.

Laughter in the Pews

The humor of comedians David Goryl, David Teitelbaum, Bobbie Shropshire, Phil Van Tee and Bronston Jones will be showcased during the second annual Comedy Night and Silent Auction, set Feb. 24 at Congregation Or Ami in Irvine. Auction items include gift certificates for dining, artwork, and jewelry. Tickets are $18 and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Congregation Or Ami is at 30 Hughes, Suite 200. (949) 643-8726.

Tackling Online Hate

Learn how to combat the "Seeds of Hate on the Internet" during the annual Fletcher Jones Motorcars tolerance lecture at the Jewish Community Center in Costa Mesa. Speaker Rick Eaton, a senior researcher at the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance, will discuss his most recent effort to stop hate, the Globalhate.com museum exhibit. Cost is $8 for members and $12 for others. Students pay $5 with ID. The center is at 250 E. Baker St., Suite C. (714) 755-0340.

Hear Alan Dershowitz

How does Alan Dershowitz justify representing clients like O.J. Simpson, Claus Von Bulow, Michael Tyson and Leona Helmsley? Rabbi Elie Spitz poses questions to the controversial lawyer about his personal and career choices at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Congregation B'nai Israel of Tustin. "This interview promises to be up close and personal--different from his media interviews," said Johanna Rose, event chairman. "Expect an explosive evening." Tickets are $18, $36, $54, and $108. The congregation is at 2111 Bryan Ave. (714) 730-9693.

Theological Dialogue

"Going Head to Head," a Theological Dialogue Between Luther and Melanchthon, takes place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Concordia University in Irvine. George Forell, a renowned Luther scholar, and Ben Johnson, retired president of the Lutheran Bible Institute, will discuss doctrine, education, ethics and philosophy. The event is sponsored by the Lutheran Bible Institute and Concordia University Irvine's School of Theology. Founders Hall 204, 1530 Concordia West. (949) 854-8002, Ext. 1785.

Religious event notices may be sent to Gena Pasillas at The Times' Orange County edition, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa 92626. They also may be faxed to (714) 966-7711 or sent by e-mail to gena.pasillas@latimes.com

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