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The week ahead in Orange County

April 22, 2006


Bead event: "Art of Adorning" features an array of beads for viewing or purchasing. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana. (714) 567-3600.

UCI event: An Earth Day celebration, a classic car show and a medieval faire are part of "UCI Celebrates." Campus tours throughout the day. Free. Aldrich Park, at Pereira Drive and Campus Drive. Schedule of events: (949) 824-5182 or

Pets: Exhibits, demonstrations and adoptions are part of America's Family Pet Expo. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children 6 to 12, $4; 5 and younger, free. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. (626) 447-2222 or

Concert series: The Concordia Handbell Invitational concert features a guest appearance by the South Coast Handbell Ensemble. General admission, $8; students and seniors, $6. 4:30 p.m. 1530 Concordia, Irvine. (949) 854-8002, Ext. 1526.

Earth celebration: Participants can tour the California native gardens or help care for the surrounding gardens at Community Planting Day in celebration of Arbor Day. Free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. (949) 498-2139.

Beach cleanup: "Artists for the Ocean" will feature musicians and artists at the three-beach Earth Day event. 8 to 11 a.m. Doheny State Beach, Aliso Creek Beach, Sunset Beach. (949) 842-2260 or


Spring concert: The concert series finale features a joint performance by Irvine Valley College Orchestra and Irvine Valley College Wind Symphony. Free; seating is limited. Refreshments served at 3:30 p.m.; performances begin at 4 p.m. Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza. (949) 724-6606.

Chamber concert: The Gennaro Trio performs. Free. Doors open at 2:20 p.m.; concert begins at 3 p.m. Bradford House, 136 Palm Circle, Placentia. (714) 993-2470.

Waste collection: Anaheim Presbyterian Church hosts a free electronic waste disposal event. A truck in the parking lot will accept consumer and office electronics. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 310 W. Broadway. (866) 548-8100.


Crime victims: The National Crime Victims' Rights Week Education Fair will have exhibits and booths by various support groups. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plaza of the Flags / Central Justice Center, 700 Civic Center, Santa Ana. (949) 975-0244.

Holocaust tribute: A candle-lighting ceremony highlights "An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance." 7 p.m. Chapman University, 1 University Drive, Orange. (714) 628-7377.

Aging tips: An expo features speakers with tips on staying healthy. $5. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anaheim Hilton, 777 Convention Way. Registration required: (714) 765-4511.


Job search: A workshop will feature a representative from the Employment Development Department with tips and tools to better prepare for the labor market. Free. 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cypress Senior Center, 9031 Grindlay St. (714) 229-2005 or (714) 518-2315.


Alcohol dangers: A teen alcohol awareness event will center on the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving. Free. 5 to 7 p.m. Buena Clinton Family Resource Center, 12661 Sunswept Ave., Buena Park. (714) 741-5768.


Community affair: "A Night in Fullerton" showcases art, music, drama and dance at various locations. 7 to 11 p.m. Venues and offerings: (714) 738-6545.


Source: The Orange County calendar is compiled by Yvonne Villarreal. Submit items two weeks in advance to or by fax to (714) 966-7711.


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