Around Town: Celebration of life for Newport's Ralph Rodheim set for Feb. 19

A celebration of life for the late Ralph Rodheim, a former Citizen of the Year in Newport Beach, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Balboa Pavilion Grand Ballroom.

Rodheim, a longtime Newport Beach resident and businessman who was honored by the Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year in 2010, died Feb. 5 at his Balboa Island home of complications related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 72.

Rodheim and his wife, Penny, owned Balboa Boat Rentals in the Fun Zone for more than 25 years. He also founded Rodheim Marketing Group and was an organizer of the Newport to Ensenada boat race, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and the Balboa Yacht Club's annual Wooden Boat Festival, which he helped found in 2014.

His family asked that donations be made to the ALS Therapy Development Institute at als.net/get-involved.

 

Public invited to go on educational tour of Fairview Park

A free educational walking tour of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays beginning this weekend.

 

Registration open for Huntington Beach Marine 5K

Registration is open for Huntington Beach's 5K Marine fun run, which will raise funds for families of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines.

The run along the coast will start at 8 a.m. March 11 in the beachfront parking lot at Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway.

The Huntington Beach Fire Department will provide a pancake breakfast, which is included in the registration fee.

Tickets are $40 until Feb. 19 and $45 afterward.

To register, visit bit.ly/2kNsT2o.

 

Wine and cheese fundraiser set for Huntington nonprofit

Tickets are available for Project Self Sufficiency's annual wine and cheese fundraiser April 8.

The "Wine, Cheese and Chocolate, Please" event will be held at 5 p.m. at the SeaCliff Country Club, 6501 Palm Ave.

Project Self Sufficiency aids low-income single parents.

Tickets, which include dinner and entertainment, can be purchased for $75 at winecheeseandchocolateplease.com.

 

Registration open for H.B. walk/run to benefit library volunteers

Registration is open for the Huntington Beach Central Library's annual 5K walk/run.

"Walk Run Read" will start at 8 a.m. April 8 at Huntington Beach's Central Park, 18000 Goldenwest St.

Proceeds will benefit the Literacy Volunteers program at the Central Library.

Tickets are $35 before March 22 and $40 afterward. To register, visit walkrunread.com.

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