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A couple of quick hits headed into the weekend.
Quiksilver announced Thursday it would debut a clothing line for women in fall 2008. Aimed at 18 to 24 year olds, the collection will be positioned at the "better-best end of the juniors spectrum," CEO Bob McKnight said in a statement. The line will be called "Quiksilver." Summer Rapp is the vice president of design for the new effort.Placido Domingo
Opera singer Plácido Domingo will make an appearance from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Montblanc store at South Coast Plaza. Domingo is supporting Montblanc's UNICEF campaign, "The Power to Write." The pen company has released a special-edition Meisterstück 149 fountain pen to kick off its global campaign with UNICEF. A portion of the sales from the pen will be donated to support the organization's education programs around the world.
Cordell Surfboards and Newport Surf Camp are partnering with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for a special event Saturday evening.
Starting at 5 p.m., more than 10 kids fighting cystic fibrosis will receive surf lessons off 54th Street in Newport Beach. Cordell Miller and 10 other surfers will be giving lessons and tips. Following the clinics, Cordell Surfboards will host an auction at 7:30 p.m. to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Pawn Shop Kings will perform and BJ's Restaurant & Brewery will provide pizza.
Surf clinic: 54th Street, Newport Beach
Art show and auction: Cordell Surfboards, 411 31st Street, Newport, 949-278-3625