Showing your support for progressive ideas doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t always have to be work, you can have fun with it too! Whether you like to rally for a good cause or spend a nice day out with the kids, check out some of these events happening in your area.
10.a.m. Be the Cause will be holding the Walk for Hope Planning Meeting at El Dorado Park. To attend, arrive at the entrance gate and let the parking attendee know that you are volunteering with Be the Cause. Those sweet magic words will do the trick. Also, be sure to ask the attendant how to get to the “Golden Grove” to meet up with the group. For directions go to bethecause.org/walksite and click on the Map/Directions link on Walk for Hope. For more information, contact Kat (626) 827-0903 or Cindy (310) 980-1359.
11a.m. Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 12:30 p.m. Be an active witness for peace! Head over to Laguna Woods for the “Bring the Troops Home Now” rally at the corner of Paseo de Valencia and El Toro Rd, in front of the Washington Mutual Bank. Please park in Long’s drug store area across the street. Citizens of conscience have an opportunity to express their concerns about our purpose and presence in Iraq. Participants may use signs provided, or bring their own. Everyone is invited to attend. For more info call (949) 586-0880.
12 p.m. Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 3 .p.m. Celebrate Ã¢â‚¬Å“Shared SacrificeÃ¢â‚¬Â at the Flag Day Commemoration at El Dorado Park East Area III in the Golden Grove Picnic Area. We will show our sincere appreciation for the sacrifices borne by the soldiers killed in Iraq and the families that have suffered here at home. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students. Proceeds after expenses will be shared with veterans groups in Orange and LA counties. For more info contact: George Giacoppe, co-chair (714) 969-7778 or Rich Alonzo, co-chair (562) 496-9830, FlagDay2007.org For tickets call (714) 875-4406 or email email@example.com
3 p.m. Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 5 p.m. Stop by the Lobster Bash with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for some good food and live music by The Lost Boys. Kids are welcome! 1911 Heliotrope Dr. Santa Ana, CA 92706. Suggested Donations: $150 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Individual, $1,000 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Table, $2,300 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sponsor, $2,500 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ PAC. Please RSVP to Kelly Martinez at (714) 832-4431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30 p.m. The Gift of Peace is a heartfelt series of monologues and songs that informs and educates about the Department of Peace and nonviolence legislation currently in Congress. The Baha’i Center of San Clemente 3316 Ave Del Presidente, San Clemente, CA. Tickets: $15 General Admission, $8 students, Groups of 10, $100. Limited seating; reservations recommended. For tickets call Sandra Weaver at (949) 218-5238 or (714) 875-9994. Visit dopoc.org for more info.
1:30 p.m. The Humanist Association of Orange County will be meeting at the Irvine Ranch Water District building located at 15600 Sand Canyon Ave. Visit their website for more info at ochumanists.org
7 p.m. The Irvine United Congregational Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra present a concert performance of “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure. Conducted by Robert Istad. Irvine United Congregational Church Sanctuary, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604. Call (949) 733-0220 for more information.