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Orange County

The week ahead in Orange County

January 15, 2005

Today

Bowers Museum: Marjorie Ransom, stateswoman and Middle East specialist, will lecture on traditional Yemeni silver jewelry from 1:30 to 3 p.m. $5; free for members or with museum admission. Information: (714) 567-3600 or www.bowers.org

Bird Walk: Tours of Bommer Canyon offer the chance for visitors to see and hear the many species of birds that dwell in the wilderness preserve. Docents will assist in identifying birds. Binoculars are recommended. Hike distance is up to 2.5 miles. Recommended for ages 10 and older. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Free. 1 Bommer Canyon Road, Irvine. (949) 724-6835

Self-Defense: A seminar will be taught by a wing chun master. Wing chun techniques do not require brute strength. Space at this event is limited to 100 people 16 and older. 9 a.m. Free. 23272 Vista Grande, Suite C, Laguna Hills. Reservations: (949) 637-7400 or www.wckfc.com

Sunday

Rings of Saturn: The Discovery Science Center will hold a daylong event on the planet's rings, including presentations, a stage show and book signing by Jon Spencer, author of "Space Tourism: Do You Want to Go?" 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $8.50-$11. 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. (714) 542-2823 or www.discoverycube.org

Scholarship Luncheon: The COR Community Development Corp. will hold the sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship luncheon. 1 p.m. Adults, $50; children, $15. Hyatt Regency, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine. (949) 955-0021

Monday

Celebration Service: Rev. John McReynolds will sponsor the 19th annual communitywide Martin Luther King Jr. celebration service. Free. 11 a.m. Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 741-0590, Ext. 103.

Tuesday

Martin Luther King Jr.: UC Irvine will have its 21st annual tribute through Thursday. The three-day event will honor the life of the civil rights leader and "encourage a critical exploration of the impact of race in America." Free. (949) 824-7215 or www.ccc.uci.edu

Wednesday

Community Meeting: A meeting on the proposed redevelopment of the Fullerton Elks Lodge will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at City Hall. 303 W. Commonwealth Ave. (714) 738-6549

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Source: The Orange County calendar is compiled by Philip Le and Jessica Zuchero. Submit items two weeks in advance to ocdesk@latimes.com or by fax to (714) 966-7711.

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