SATURDAY, JULY 29

Note: Registration, Breakfast, Keynote Speaker, Workshops, Lunch, Afternoon Activities (aside from Kayaking) will be held at the Irvine Stake Center.

Irvine Stake Center
23 Lake Rd
Irvine, CA 92604
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8:00 am – 9:30 am:  Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:15 am:  Choir Practice.  Come join other musical lovers to make up our OC Conference Choir.

Workshop Schedule @ Irvine Stake Center:

9:30 am – 10:45 am:  Keynote Speaker, Mark Robbins “Thy Friends Do Stand By Thee”
11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  Workshops – Round 1
12:10 pm – 1:10 pm:  Workshops – Round 2
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm:  LUNCH (Cultural Hall & Social Hall)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm:  Workshops – Round 3 or Kayaking @ Newport Backbay
3:10 pm – 4:10 pm:  Workshops – Round 4 or Kayaking @ Newport Backbay

For a list of Workshop Speakers click here.

Keynote and Workshops Attire: Casual. Save your Sunday outfit, for Sunday. 😉

Building tip: Irvine Stake Center is a double chapel building with two chapels in the same building.  “Lake Chapel” faces Lake Rd and “Woodbridge Chapel” is in the back facing the bigger parking lot and Woodbridge High School. The Cultural Hall, connected to the Lake Chapel, has wood floors, while the Social Hall, adjacent to Woodbridge Chapel, is carpeted. There are also two Relief Society Rooms, and two Primary Rooms, so two of everything.  Rooms towards the river are “River Side” Rooms, while rooms towards the ocean are “Ocean Side” Rooms. No worries…we will have maps and signs to lead the way.

Newport Aquatic Center (for kayaking)
1 Whitecliffs Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Kayaking tip: Meet at the Irvine Stake Center (just next to the registration table) to carpool and check-in @ 2 pm.  Only those who registered online can kayak.  For those on the list who don’t show up, those on standby can take their spot. Limited to 40 spots… Ideally 20 men and 20 women. $15/hr for single kayaks or $20/hr for double kayaks paid individually onsite. First come, first served. If kayaks are sold out for 40 who signed for kayaking, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Rentals also available.  Just 20 minutes from the Irvine Stake Center. Ample and free parking. Kayaks must return to Newport Aquatic Center by 4 pm.

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm:  Other optional afternoon activities @ Irvine Stake Center

  1. Short Film Festival (Social Hall)
    Come sit back and enjoy a showcase of short independent films.
    Host: Kristin Dalton, Irvine Film Festival Member
  2. Social Dance Lessons (Cultural Hall)
    Country Two-Step & Line Dancing. Kick up your heels, grab your partner, and come enjoy the best country dance and line instructions west of the Rockies by Cindi Massengale. Cindi recently taught at the SoCal’s popular Shipkicker Country Music Festival on the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
  3. OC Conference Choir Practice w/ Choir Director, Joyce Reid
  4. Service Project for Laura’s House. Throughout the conference, you can show your support for Laura’s House, a non-profit organization, helping victims of domestic violence. Here’s a wish list of items you can bring, next to the registration table at the Irvine Stake Center.

Saturday Evening “Beach Bash” Events in Irvine

5:30 pm – Meet-up @ Irvine Stake Center for a 10 minute walk with the group to our private South Lake Beach Club. The first group will depart at 5:45 pm.  Groups will leave every 10 minutes for 45 minutes. Follow “OC LDS” signs guiding you along with your host. (Note: Limited parking available at South Lake Beach Club for those unable to walk.)

Walk route: From Irvine Stake Center, turn right on Lake Rd. Walk across Alton Pkwy and continue on Lake Rd.  Continue to walk on path through Smokestone Park. Turn left on Blue Lake North. South Lake Beach Club at end of street.

South Lake Beach Club
2 Blue Lake S
Irvine, CA 92614
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Beach Bash Attire: Casual  (for extra fun, embrace the beach theme and dress in fun, Hawaiian prints). Most people are not getting into the water, so no swimwear needed. What you wear at the dinner and luau show is the same as the dance. 

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Catered All-American BBQ Dinner @ South Lake Beach Club

7:00 pm  –  8:30 pm  Post-Dinner Entertainment & Games @ South Lake Beach Club

  • Luau Show and Musicians with SoCal’s favorite Polynesian Dance Troupe, Hitia O Te Ra
  • Bonfires, beach volleyball, and picnic games
  • Groups will start the 10 minute walk back at 8:45 pm

9:00 pm – 11:59 pm  – “Beach Bash” Dance @ Irvine Stake Center

  • DJ McCune Castleton from the Dancing DJs
  • Karaoke Lounge
  • Game Lounge
  • Acoustic Lounge w/ guitarist Jamie Campbell
  • Speed Mingling Lounge (w/ 31-45, 45-55, 55-65, 65+ and Wild Card 31+ rounds)
  • State-of-the-art Photo Booth with unlimited 4 x 6 prints
  • Joe’s Italian Ice
  • Refreshments & Desserts