Wednesday's Calendar

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WEDNESDAY

MELT Class

The Costa Mesa Parks & Recreation department presents a MELT class, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Balearic Center, 1975 Balearic Drive, Costa Mesa. The registration fee is $15. For more information, visit http://www.ci.costamesaca.gov.

Testimonial Meeting

The Newport Beach congregation of the Second Church of Christ, Scientist will hold a testimony meeting at noon. The church is at 3100 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar.

Purim, Pinot and Punch

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, observes the Purim holiday with a Megillah reading at 5:30 p.m. in the Sonenshine Sanctuary. A reception with hamantaschen, wine for the adults and punch for the children will follow. For more information, go to http://www.tby.org or call (949) 644-1999.

AWG Annual Meeting

The Airport Working Group of Orange County will hold its 29th AWG Annual Meeting during a dinner at Balboa Yacht Club, 1801 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. Among the topics to be discussed are upcoming negotiations around a second amendment to the John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement. Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner and a former mayor, Clarence "Bus" Turner, will be the guest speakers. A hosted buffet dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m, followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call (949) 933-0124 or email Mail@awgoc.com.

Weight Loss Seminar

The Weight Loss Empowerment seminar begins at 6 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. The seminar is led by Kevin Graham, author of "50 Ways to Lose Your Luggage" and will be held Wednesday nights. Attendees can reserve their seat by emailing reservemyseat@weightloss

empowerment.com and find more information at http://www.weightloss

empowerment.com/costamesa.

Emotional Control Meeting

Recovery International, which provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits to gain personal control over distressing emotions like anxiety, depression and anger, holds weekly meetings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Joachim Church Annex, 1943 Orange Ave., Classroom C, Costa Mesa. The meetings are free, but contributions are welcomed to offset costs. For more information, call (949) 548-9669 or visit recovery-inc.org.

THURSDAY

$1.50 Tamales

Taco Mesa, 467 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, offers $1.50 tamales every Thursday. For more information, call (949) 642-0629.

Free Corkage Thursdays

The Golden Truffle Restaurant, 1767 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, waives its corkage free for outside bottles of wine every Thursday night. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 645-9970.

Get Into the Spirit

Newport Harbor High School, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, will put on a Spirit Night to benefit the school's Pep Squad and help the team raise funds for a national competition in Las Vegas next month. Cheerleaders from Newport Harbor High and the Ensign, Mariners and Newport Heights schools will be performing in Newport Harbor's main gym, from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Industry Night Social

The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, hosts Industry Night Social from 10 p.m. until closing Thursdays. Specials during the night include $5 burgers, $8 flatbreads, $4.50 select draft beers and $5 on select wines by the glass. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.

Billy Kernkamp

Billy Kernkamp headlines the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and cover is $5. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

Trike-A-Thon

The parent council of the Newport Coast Child Development Preschool will hold its 2nd annual Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal is to raise $10,000 for the hospital. The preschool is at 2350 Ford Road, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 644-4914.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Sebastian Smee

Sebastian Smee, thePulitzer Prize-winningart critic for the Boston Globe, speaks at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The lecture and Q&A session starts at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, with tickets costing $55 per person for Friday and $35 for Saturday. For more information, call (949) 548-2411 or visit http://www.nbplfoundation.org.

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