IRVINE — OCO’s (Orange Coast Optimists) annual Mochitsuki Taikai will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, at Tanaka Farms, 5380 University Dr. in Irvine.

7 to 8 a.m.: Loco moco served by the OCO “Crew.”

7:30 a.m.: Team pounding begins (must RSVP).

9 a.m.: Family pounding and potluck for everyone.

10 a.m.: OCO Kibou Taiko and Yuujou Daiko perform.

10:40 a.m.: Winners of Pound-off announced.

12 p.m.: Pounding ends.

Ozoni soup wil be served. For potluck, bring a main dish to share according to the first letter of your last name:

A-G — Japanese desserts, fruits, cakes, kuromame

H-M — salad, veggies, tsukemono, kamaboko, edamame

N-R — rice dishes, sushi, Spam musubi, side dishes

S-Z — drinks

For more information, contact Glenn Tanaka at

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