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CultureCorner: A Book Group For You

A Book Group for You Have you ever wanted to be part of a book group…but you weren’t sure if you wanted to make the commitment?  If so, this might be the answer for you. The beautiful Newport Beach Public Library hosts a monthly book group meeting — and you are welcome to attend, even if you haven’t read the book!  The Library is located just a few miles away. Here are the upcoming books — and the dates of the group meetings: March 8 – The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie. This is a book about love and...

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Impressive in Irvine: Orange County: A Literary Field Guide

Andrew Tonkovich and Lisa Alvarez are co-editors of a remarkable anthology, which they have entitled, ORANGE COUNTY: A Literary Field Guide.  Tonkovich edits the West Coast literary journal Santa Monica Review and hosts Bibliocracy Radio, a weekly books show on KPFK (90.7 FM).  He teaches writing at UC Irvine, where he is the president of the union representing librarians and lecturers.  His wife and co-editor, Lisa Alvarez, is a teacher at Irvine Valley College. For the benefit of ICNV readers, we asked Andrew Tonkovich to prepare a brief description of ORANGE COUNTY: A Literary Field Guide.  We are pleased...

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CultureCorner: A Cultural Event

I am taking this CultureCorner opportunity to offer a public service announcement that I hope will be of interest to many of our readers.  On Wednesday, February 22nd, you are invited to the Women For: Orange County open meeting — an 11am mid-day cultural event at Irvine’s iconic “Duck Club,” located along the San Diego Creek, at 15 Riparian View, Irvine. (Enter off of Campus Drive.) Join us for two outstanding cultural presentations.  Andrew Tonkovich and Lisa Alvarez, both instructors at UCI, have written a first-of-its-kind anthology, ORANGE COUNTY:  A Literary Field Guide  — a literary review of the...

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CultureCorner: Step Back in Time at Irvine Historical Museum

Take an enjoyable step back in time…with a visit to the Irvine Historical Museum, located next to the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course. From the moment you enter the Historical Museum, you’ll find yourself surrounded by photos and mementos from the early days of the Irvine Ranch. A docent will be there to guide you on your trip back into the history of Irvine. The Irvine Historical Museum, originally built as a house in 1869, is the oldest structure on the Irvine Ranch. Although James Irvine lived in San Francisco, he needed a place to stay when he visited...

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CultureCorner: Stop Hunger Now

My column this time is about an organization that promotes a different kind of “culture” — what I call a “Culture of Volunteerism and Generosity.” Imagine this: 50 people packaging 10,000 meals in just two hours.  STOP HUNGER NOW is an organization that coordinates volunteers who are ready to work for a couple of hours packaging healthful meals for people in need around the world. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11th, Women For: Orange County provided the volunteers to participate in just such an event at IRWD’s “Duck Club” in Irvine. There we were, 50 of us who donated $25...

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