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      EVENING ON THE BAY in Newport Beach

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      September 8, 2019

      Sunday   4:00 PM

      2301 University Drive
      Newport Beach, California 92660

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      Join Us In Celebrating The History & 50th Anniversary Of The Upper Newport Bay Conservancy! The Newport Beach Historical Society cordially invites you to our fall sunset dinner reception"EVENING ON THE BAY” taking place at 4pm on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at The Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach. Nature is complex, diverse, and finely balanced, just like the best of cuisines. Enjoy spectacular views, a beautiful sunset dinner reception and a culinary journey through nature overlooking the picturesque Upper Newport Bay featuring local cuisine stations from our favorite Newport Beach restaurants. Following dinner, a special program will be presented by Speaker, Cassandra Radcliff-Mendoza author of the new book, "Saving Upper Newport Bay."   The historical program, opportunity drawing, music, spectacular views, and networking with like-minded supporters of the Bay and preservation of the history of Newport Beach will have you delighted. All proceeds from the event will go to support the Society's ongoing historical preservation programs. This event is limited so please sign up early for this one-of-a-kind experience. The Society is offering a special discounted $30 ticket price for current members. Non-Members are also very encouraged to attend and as an added bonus, the $50 general admission ticket will include an annual membership to the NBHS. Not available that day? No problem, you can still support our mission by clicking on the event tickets and making a donation. *Participating Restaurants: TBA **This Event Will Sell Out - Purchase Your Tickets Online Now!  Member Tickets: $30 per person. Non-Member Tickets: $50 per person. *Includes an NBHS Annual Membership Kids Tickets 12 & Under: $10 per person.  Please plan to join us for the fun and delicious celebration. Reserve your tickets by purchasing online now or by mail. CLICK HERE to Download a RSVP Form. Mail your check payable to: The Newport Beach Historical Society. PO Box 8814 Newport Beach, CA 92658. *Sponsorship Opportunites Available. Call: (949) 675-0501 Saving Of Upper Newport BayDuring Orange County's population boom in the early 1960s, the Robinson family moved to Newport Beach. A short walk from their home was Upper Newport Bay, where they and their neighbors could play on North Star Beach, water ski on the bay's calm water, or dig in the shallow mudflats for fresh clams for dinner. But land developers and local government officials had a different use for the open space in mind — build a private harbor much like the bustling lower Newport Bay and Balboa Island. In 1963, 14-year-old Jay Robinson rode his bike down to North Star Beach and found a newly erected “private property” sign. His parents, Frank and Frances Robinson, would soon find themselves embroiled in one of the most important ecological battles in California, with friends, neighbors, newspapers, the government, and the courts all taking sides. This is the story of two ordinary people's life-changing journey, which ultimately impacted the history and ecology of southern California. About The Author/SpeakerCassandra Radcliff-Mendoza, a writer and editor from Orange County, California, began volunteering at Upper Newport Bay in 2014 after visiting the park for birdwatching. She currently lives in south Orange County with her husband and cat, and works for Walter Foster Publishing, a book publisher founded in Laguna Beach in 1922. Her passions are habitat restoration, local history, travel, and Disneyland. EVENT PARTNERS:Upper Newport Bay Conservancy, OC Parks, City of Newport Beach EVENT FAQs Is this fundraising event on behalf of the Newport Beach Historical Society tax deductable? Yes. All proceeds benefit the Newport Beach Historical Society a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and your final donation is tax-deductible by law.  What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is ample event parking at The Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center located at 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. We encourage guests to use a designated driver, UBER or LYFT if they consume alcohol. To arrange for handicap parking please call: Peggy Fort at (949) 675-0501.   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Peggy Fort at: or call: 949-675-0501. Additional event detail will be updated upon confirmation. What is the Dress Code? Casual   What's the refund policy? You must request a refund at least (7) days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued after the event.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes. Please bring the printed tickets or email to the event as a back up.  Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes. 

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