Around Town: Monday “Culinary Creations and Classic Cars” Fundraiser for Pediatric Cancer Research



The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is hosting a two-part Culinary Creations and Classic Cars event in Irvine on Monday to benefit pediatric cancer research. Celebrity Chef and Foundation Culinary Ambassador Katie Chin will co-host the event with Ted and Rae Segerstrom.

Chin will lead a cooking demonstration at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Middelby Residential Showcase Gallery, 18650 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 105, Irvine. Following the afternoon event, the Segerstroms will host a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Segerstrom Shelby Event Center, 5 Whatney, also in Irvine.

Tickets for both events can be purchased online at

Donald Dungan Friends of the Libraries Bookstore is holding a book sale on Saturday

Book lovers of all ages are invited to come Saturday, October 1 to the Donald Dungan Library in Costa Mesa, where the site is Friends of the Libraries Bookstore will be hosting a storewide fall book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All books will be discounted, and shoppers will be able to view a board where titles will be priced four for $1. Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction, Bestsellers, Coffee Table Books, and Children’s Books will be priced 50% off. Specialized books will also be offered at generous discounts.

Donald Dungan Friends of the Libraries is located on the first floor of the library, 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. The bookstore is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call (949) 646-8845 or email [email protected]

Sustainability Summit Wednesday at the OCC Planetarium

County Supervisor Katrina Foley is hosting a Sustainability Summit with Orange Coast College on Wednesday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OCC Planetarium, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.

During the roundtables, local elected officials and climate experts will focus on the effects of climate change on Orange County and explore ways to protect shorelines, homes and the coastal economy.

The public is invited to attend. A box lunch will be provided by the culinary arts students of the college. Space is limited, so registration is required. Visit to reserve a place.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K and Color Fun Run

The Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K and Color Fun Run is coming to Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St., this weekend.

The 5k run and walk will start at 8 a.m. on Sunday, followed by the Color Fun Run at 9 a.m. Attendees can register for one event for $25 or both events for $30. There is also a virtual option to participate in the 5K for $15.

A pre-race packet pick-up party will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. The El Mas Chingon food truck will be serving tacos. There will also be music and games on site, as well as inflatable structures for children.

Registration is available at the Saturday bib collection, the morning of the race or online at

Proceeds will benefit Hyundai Hope on Wheels, which supports pediatric cancer research, and nonprofit organizations in the community. Event organizers also said the school with the most registrants would win a free movie night.

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