The sixth annual Comerica Bank Women's Business Symposium is from 7:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The cost to register is $150. Proceeds will benefit Girls Inc. For more information, visit http://www.comerica.com/wbs.
'Educate and Act!'
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the Newport Harbor Republican Women. The group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the home of Tana Sherwood, 10 Sandy Cove, Newport Coast. Reservations are required. For more information, email J.T. Geehr at email@example.com or call (949) 280-5364.
National Public Gardens Day
In observance of National Public Gardens Day, the Sherman Library & Gardens, at 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, will offer free admission from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (949) 673-2261 or visit http://www.slgardens.org.
Geometry and the Universe
Orange Coast College's Physics, Engineering and Math Students (PEMS) will sponsor "A Geometric Theory of Everything," a presentation by theoretical physicist Garrett Lisi. The event is at 4 p.m. in the OCC Science Hall. OCC is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
Open Studio-Salon Night
Steven Kirsch will be the featured artist at an open studio and salon night hosted by Michaell Magrutsche, from 6 to 9 p.m., at his studio, 245 Marsala, Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.michaellart.com.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Summer Sample Sale
Baumvision will have its Summer Sample Sale from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The sale is at Baumvision's headquarters, 3100 Pullman St., Unit C, Costa Mesa.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
'Wings of Freedom'
The "Wings of Freedom Tour," featuring World War II era military planes such as a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator and a P-51 Mustang, will be landing around 2 p.m. Friday at the Lyon Air Museum, 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana. To book a flight on one of these planes, call (800) 568-8924.
TILL MAY 26
Brett Rubbico Gallery in Newport Beach hosts an exhibit, "Ray Friesz (1930-2007) Thought Out." The gallery is at 361 Old Newport Blvd. For more information, go to brettrubbicogallery.com.
TILL MAY 27
Grief Share Recovery Group
The Newport Center United Methodist Church will offer a support group for people affected by the loss of a loved one. The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. The program is open to anyone, and the cost is $15 for the program workbook. For more information, go to http://www.griefshare.org.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. Guests are welcome and childcare is available. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
Private Gardens Tour
The 16th annual Private Gardens Tour, presented by the Sherman Library & Gardens Volunteer Assn., is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various homes in and around Newport Beach. Tickets cost $40 for members, $45 for non-members and an optional shuttle ticket costs $40. To buy tickets, call (949) 673-2261, or visit http://www.slgardens.org or rogersgardens.com/
The Pelican Courtyard Open Air Flea Market for new and vintage finds is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month .The event is at 124 Tustin Ave, Mariners Mile section of Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.thepelicancourtyard.com.
'The Man Who Planted Trees'
The Puppet State Theatre Company presents Jean Giono's "The Man Who Planted Trees." Showtime is at 1 p.m. at the Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Ave., Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $20. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
Iconic singer Tony Bennett returns to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, for a concert at Segerstrom Hall. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $66. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
OCMA Second Sundays
The Orange County Museum of Art and Target present Second Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. Admission to the event is free and includes hands-on activities for children and parents. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.