Donation Drive at NHHS
Newport Harbor High School and its softball program will hold a community youth donation drive to support Goodwill of Orange County. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school parking lot on 16th Street. Donations of gently used clothes, household items, electronics, among other things, are welcomed.
Commemorating the Doolittle Raid
The Lyon Air Museum presents a program to commemorate the 70th anniversary Doolittle Raid bombings of Tokyo and other targets in Japan during World War II. A B-25 bomber, the type of warplane used in the U.S. mission, will land at the museum at noon. The program begins at 10:30 a.m., when Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, Jimmy Doolittle's granddaughter, will sign copies of a book. The Lyon Air Museum is at 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana. For more information, visit http://www.lyonairmuseum.org.
'An Afternoon of Giving'
Taco Rosa Newport presents "An Afternoon of Giving," a food, drink and music-filled afternoon to raise funds to support the prevention of child abuse. Tickets cost $45 per person. Taco Rosa is at 2632 San Miguel Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 720-0980.
Carnival and Family Fun Night
The Parent Teacher Assns. at Mariners and Andersen elementary schools host the Piper Evans/OMS Awareness Carnival and Family Fun Night, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Mariners campus, 2100 Mariners Drive, Newport Beach. The benefit event will raise funds for the medical care of Piper Evans, a toddler diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome, or OMS, for which there is no cure. Piper's parents, Matt and Debra, teach at Mariners Elementary. For more information, go to mariners.nmusd.us.
Retirement Party at OCC
Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, will throw a retirement party for photography professor Rick Steadry from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Frank Doyle Arts Pavilion. A photographic exhibit of his work, "Billets Doux de Paris," will be shown there through April 27.
'1 in 91' Benefit Art Auction
A.skate Foundation's third annual "1 in 91" Art Show, an art auction to raise funds for kids with autism, is from 6 to 9 p.m. at The ARTery Gallery at the LAB, 2930 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa. The event is being supported by Ambig Clothing, Vans, Skateboarder Magazine and VitaminWater. Presale tickets cost $10, and $15 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.askate.org/1in91.
Pink Tie Ball
The Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure presents its sixth annual Pink Tie Ball. The benefit gala is from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Festival of the Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Tickets cost $350 per person. Table sponsorships are available. For more information, go to http://www.komenoc.org.
Artist Showcase XV
The Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee hosts Artist Showcase XV from 6 to 9 p.m. at Whittier Law School, 3333 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa.
O.C. Food and Wine Festival
The Orange County Food and Wine Festival, a benefit event, is from 6 to 10 p.m. at Crevier Classic Cars, 365 Clinton St., Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.ocfoodandwine.com.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
OCC Original Play Festival
The Orange Coast College Repertory will present seven original short plays, including ones written by OCC students. Shows will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the shows at OCC's Drama Studio Lab Theatre is free. OCC is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
Coffee Talk at TBY
Sunday morning's Coffee Talk discussion at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, will be a discussion with Tessa Kershnar and Steve Parker — marriage and family therapists — on how to make the most of your marriage. The session, which begins at 9 a.m. in the Marcus Library at TBY, is open to the public.
Day at The Bay
To mark Earth Day, the Newport Bay Conservancy presents its 22nd annual Day at the Bay, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. Admission is free. For more information, call (949) 640-6712 or go to http://www.newportbay.org.
Tias Arms Annual
Tias Arms, a nonprofit started by Hoag Hospital nurse Joanne Baker to reach out to South African children abandoned or orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, will hold its 11th annual fundraising benefit from 1 to 4 p.m. at Chapman University's Beckman Hall 404. Admission to the event and luncheon costs $35 or $15 without the meal. For tickets, call (949) 650-6254 or visit http://www.tiasarms.org. The Chapman campus is at 1 University Drive, Orange.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times