The third annual Wooden Boat Festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 291 Yacht Club, 215 E. 15th St., Newport Beach. Tickets cost $10 and include boat shuttle service to the tall ship Irving Johnson, which will be open to the public at the Lido Marina Village docks.
Meet the Mayor
Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn will visit a firehouse in Santa Ana Heights from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The event at Fire Station No. 7, 20401 Acacia St., will be open to the community and people are invited to come by to have coffee and chat with Henn about city issues.
Green Thumbs Workshop
The Orange County Great Park holds the first of its free programs in its 2011 Fall Garden Workshops series. Workshop begins at 11 a.m. in the park's Farm & Food Lab. For more information, visit http://www.ocgp.org. Saturday's workshop, "The Edible Landscape," will be on how to grow blueberries and other things by making them part of your landscape.
Solo Projects at The Camp in Costa Mesa presents the work of artist Steven Kirsch. A reception will take place at 7 p.m. in the Solo Building, 765 Baker St. For more information, visit http://www.solo-projects.com.
The Orange Coast College Theatre Department stages "Seascape with Sharks and Dancer," by playwright Don Nigro. Show is at 7:30 p.m., Drama Lab Studio Theatre, OCC, 2701 Fairview College. Advance tickets are $6 and tickets at the door are $8. For more information, call (714) 432-5880 or visit http://www.occtickets.com.
Musical at Vanguard
"Americans All," featuring music by retired Orange County Judge James P. Gray, plays at Vanguard University's Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Performance begins at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to vanguard.universitytickets.com.
Midnite Whiskey, a blues and rock band, will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The event is free. For more information, call (949) 640-4110.
DJ Josh One
DJ Josh One, who specializes plays soul, funk, and pop classics, will perform at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The show is free.
SATURDAY TILL OCT. 31
The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch opens its Fall season with a bounty of pumpkins and activities geared for families. Pumpkin Patch will be at 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. Weekend hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekday hours and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call (714) 997-3968 or visit http://www.irvineparkralroad.com
'West Side Story'
The Grammy Award-winning "West Side Story" comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $20. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
The Orange Coast College Theatre Department opens its 2011-12 season with "Seascape with Sharks and Dancer," by playwright Don Nigro. Advance tickets are $6 and tickets at the door are $8. For more information, call (714) 432-5880 or visit http://www.occtickets.com.
The Images Salon, 2515 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, will hold its 10th annual Cut-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All of the proceeds go to CHILDHELP group homes in Orange County, an organization fighting child abuse.
The Swim for Life Foundation holds its ninth annual ocean swim at 10 a.m. at Corona del Mar's main beach to promote water safety. Olympians Janet Evans, Jason Lezak and others are expected to come out to show their support for the 1-mile swim. Proceeds go toward the Tustin-based foundation's "Safer 3" program promoting water safety. There is a $30 entry fee for swimmers 18 and older and $15 for swimmers younger than 18. Swimmers younger than 15 must swim with a parent or adult. Call the Swim for Life Foundation at (949) 874-7567 to register for the event, or visit http://www.swimforlife.org for more information.
Early California Days
Costa Mesa Historical Society hosts an educational event, "Early California Days," from noon to 4 p.m. at the Diego Sepulveda Adobe in Estancia Park, 1900 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa. At 1 p.m., Paul Apodaca, an expert in California history from Chapman University, will talk about Pre-Mission Period Indians. The free event features artifacts, adobe brick-making, corn-husk doll making and other activities. Call (949) 631-5918 or visit http://www.costamesahistory.org for more information.
A tall ship race between the Irving Johnson and the Exy Johnson, manned by crews from the Bahia Corinthian and Balboa Yacht Clubs, takes place in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach waters starting at 1 p.m. Viewing spots include Balboa Pier, where the race will start and finish, and the Newport and Huntington Beach piers.
Musical at Vanguard
"Americans All," featuring music by retired Orange County Judge James P. Gray, plays at Vanguard University's Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Performance begins at 2 p.m. For tickets, go to vanguard.universitytickets.com.
The Orange Coast College Theatre Department stages "Seascape with Sharks and Dancer," by playwright Don Nigro. Shows at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Drama Lab Studio Theatre, OCC, 2701 Fairview College. Advance tickets are $6 and tickets at the door are $8. For more information, call (714) 432-5880 or visit http://www.occtickets.com.
Wine and Cheese Pairing Party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wine Lab Newport to benefit SPIN, an Orange County group that supports homeless people and the working poor with housing and other issues. Cost is $35 per person, of which $22.50 will benefit Les Dames Charity SPIN. RSVP to ChrisAnn Richards at email@example.com or leave a message at (949) 515-8466. Wine Lab Newport is at 2901 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.