Toastmasters Open House
The Toastmasters Highway to Success Club holds a meeting for new members from 12:05 to 1 p.m. at the Caltrans offices in Irvine. The club helps its members with public speaking and leadership. Call Dorothy Morris at (949) 786-0030 for exact directions to the meeting.
Business Finesse Workshop
Theresa Thomas leads a workshop from noon to 2 p.m. geared to perfecting the social and entertainment aspects of conducting business deals outside an office environment. The event at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 2961-A Michelson Drive, Irvine, is through the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Price is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. For more information, call Pam Smith at (949) 729-4411 or e-mail email@example.com.
St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, hosts a human trafficking lecture at 7:30 p.m. at Fellowship Hall. Guest speaker Kay Buck's lecture is titled "Slavery and Human Trafficking: What It Is, Why It Is and What Is Being Done About It." The event is free. For more information, call (949) 644-1341 or visit http://www.stmarkpresbyterian.org.
Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, hosts its Spring 2011 Transfer Fair for college students. Admission officers from University of California and California State University campuses will attend. The free event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the courtyard of Watson Hall, the college's enrollment center.
'The Kerrazy Kronicles'
Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, hosts the movie premiere of "The Kerrazy Kronicles," which is an up-close look at ASP Tour surfer Josh Kerr. The event is at 8 p.m. and a select number of tickets are available at the theater's box office.
A group of Costa Mesa Chamber members meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, to exchange leads. Visitors are welcome. Cost is $17; no reservation is necessary. For more information, call (714) 885-9093 or visit costamesachamber.com.
The Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, presents "Push Pull," an exhibit by artist Michael Gallagher. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. A closing reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. For more information, call (949) 515-5102 or visit http://www.brettrubbicogallery.com.
TILL MARCH 23
Orange Coast College's Doyle Arts Pavilion opens its 2011 spring season with a pair of exhibits featuring Chinese photographers and Chinese brush painting. "Land, Era, People: China's Lishui Photographers" features 110 photographs by six prominent Chinese photographers. "The Art of Ning Yeh" features the artists' brush paintings of horses, flowers and landscapes. For more information, call (714) 432-5102.
TILL APRIL 3
The Broadway hit "Wicked" plays in the Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $38.75. For more information and showtimes, visit the box office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, call (714) 556-278, or visit http://www.scfta.org.
Conor McPherson's "The Weir," will be staged at South Coast Repertory's Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit http://www.scr.org.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 N. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, celebrates St. Patrick's Day, with its First Cabin Restaurant offering Irish fare for lunch and dinner and Duke's Place Lounge hosting a concert by The Van Dieman's Band. The band performs from 5 to 9 p.m. For
more information, call (949) 645-5000.
90-Minute Breakfast Boost
The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts its 90-Minute Breakfast Boost from 7 to 8:45 a.m. at Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. The guest speaker is Ann Stawicki and the topic is healthcare reform. Cost is $20 at the door, or $15 in advance. For more information, call (714) 885-9090.
Corona del Mar Residents Assn.
The Corona del Mar Residents Assn. Board of Directors meets at 7:30 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Newport Beach Country Club. The guest speaker this week is Tom Edwards, a member of the Newport Beach Aviation Committee who will discuss John Wayne Airport issues. Corona del Mar residents are encouraged to attend. For more information on guest speakers, visit http://www.cdmra.org or call (949) 719-9390.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
'Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi'
The Arts and Learning Conservatory presents "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi," a musical parody performed by local actors ages 8 to 15. The shows, which benefit after-school theater programs in Orange County, are at 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday at Newport Mesa Church Auditorium, 2599 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. Tickets are $10 to $15. For more information, call (714) 728-7100 or visit http://www.artsandlearning.org.