Friday's Calendar

FRIDAY

'Occupy The Courts'

MoveOn.Org, Occupy Wall Street and other groups will stage a one-day action of occupying federal courthouses in 30 cities, including Santa Ana. The demonstration will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Santa Ana Federal Courthouse, 411 W. 4th St., Santa Ana.

League Lunch

Anne Gray and Dr. Bill Honigman will be the featured speakers in a program about health care at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon. The event is at noon at Coco's at Fashion Island, 1515 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. RSVP by calling Barbara Wood at (949) 400-2183 or e-mailing erw1010@gmail.com. For more information, go to http://www.orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org.

Slime Time is Here

Children ages 7 to 12 can take part in "Slime Time," a program involving hands-on experience with slimy animals and slime, which will be lead by naturalist Meghan Lockwood. Cost is $10 per student. The program is from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 645-8489 or email lori@encenter.org.

FRIDAY TILL JAN. 29

'Savor the Flavor'

Nearly 70 local restaurants will participate in the sixth annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week. To find out more about the culinary event, go to http://www.newportbeachdining.com.

TILL FRIDAY

'ReEntry'

"ReEntry," a docudrama about the struggles soldiers face returning from war, is at Founders Hall. The event is part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Off Center Festival. Tickets start at $20 and showtimes are at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.

TILL SATURDAY

'The Word Begins'

"The Word Begins," nominated for three Helen Hayes Awards, comes to the Nicolas Studio at South Coast Repertory. The play is part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Off Center Festival. Tickets start at $20 and showtimes are at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.

SATURDAY

'Ten Ways to Boost Sales & Profits'

The city of Newport Beach, Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce and OPIS Network invite business owners and managers to a free workshop, "10 Ways to Boost Sales & Profits," from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. Admission is free through advance registration. For more information, visit http://www.newport100days.

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Farmers Market

The SoCo Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SoCo Collection, 315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.socofm.com.

One-Day WWI Exhibition

Waddell & Reed's "Honoring Our History," a traveling World War I exhibition, will make a one-day stop at the Lyon Air Museum, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the WWI exhibition is free. Lyon Air Museum is at 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana. For more information, go to http://www.lyonairmuseum.org.

Grand Opening Party

The OC Mart Mix Phase II celebrates its grand opening with a party from 3 to 6 p.m. at the OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. The shopping center's website is http://www.theocmartmix.com.

Irvine in Pictures

A free public reception for the city of Irvine's 40th anniversary photo contest exhibition is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave., Irvine. The exhibition runs through Feb. 4.

Mexican Institute of Sound

Mexican Institute of Sound, the project spearheaded by DJ Camilo Lara that fuses mariachi music with hip-hop and electronic sounds, performs at 8 p.m. at Founders Hall. The event is part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Off Center Festival. Tickets start at $20. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Popcorn Weekend!

The Orange County Marketplace, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, will give out free bags of popcorn during its fifth annual National Popcorn Day Celebration Weekend, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.ocmarketplace.com.

'Alice in Wonderland'

Newport Coast Elementary School's sixth grade class presents its production of "Alice in Wonderland" at the Merage Jewish Community Center, One Federation Way, Irvine. Shows are at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $10 and light-up wands cost $5. For more information, call (949) 244-0871 or email jpetrucci@cox.net.

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