Greater Newport Physicians and Hoag Hospital present a free informational event to help people understand Medicare and prescription drug options. The event is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hoag Conference Center, 3900 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. To register, call (940) 574-4500.
Kinecta Federal Credit Union hosts a free seminar on home-buying and foreclosed properties from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kinecta Orange County Mortgage Center, 4041 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.
The Hello Kitty mascot will make an appearance at noon at South Coast Plaza, in front of the Canstruction sculpture in her honor. The event is part of the Festival of Children. For more information, visit http://www.festivalofchildren.org.
Fun Zone's 75th
The Balboa Fun Zone marks its 75th anniversary by rolling back tickets for rides to 1936 prices. Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., people can ride the soon-to-be dismantled carousel for a nickel, the Ferris wheel for a dime, Harbor Cruise rides for 25 cents, as well as visit the ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum for 5 cents. The Fun Zone is at 600 E. Bay Ave on the Balboa Peninsula.
Great Park Saturday Offerings
A free cheerleading clinic — led by Keith Jones, ex-captain of the USC Yell Leading Squad — takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Great Park's North Lawn. Clinic is open to children aged 7 to 10. To register, go to ocgp.org/events. Great 948, an art installation project involving the community, will go on display from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Park Palm Courts Arts Complex.
All-American Boys Chorus
The All-American Boys Chorus will sing at the Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. in Jewel Court.
Next Up and Peopletree
The Next Up Foundation and Peopletree host a two-part fundraiser to benefit underprivileged youths. The first part, a skateboarding event for families, is from 1 to 6 p.m. at Volcom Skate Park, 1660 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. The second part, a live music and cocktail evening, which will only be open to people 21 and older, is from 7 p.m. to midnight at Location 1980, 1980 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa.
Battle of Tequilas
Taco Rosa Newport Beach, 2632 San Miguel Road, puts on the second annual Battle of the Tequilas event to benefit Youth Employment Services at 3 p.m. Minimum donation is $50. Call (949) 720-0980 to book tickets.
The third annual Sunset Celebration benefiting the Newport Bay Conservancy will feature food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. Tickets start at $21 for people 21 and older. Pre-payment must be made. For information, call (714) 330-3589, or go to http://www.NewportBay.org.
DJ Josh One
DJ Josh One , who plays soul, funk and classic pop tunes, performs a free show at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Orange Coast College theater students perform "Scene Night," a free variety show, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Lab Studio Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
The fourth annual Fascination of Orchids Show takes place at the South Coast Plaza Village, corner of Bear Street and Sunflower Avenue, Costa Mesa, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (949) 735-2930, or go to http://www.orchidshow.com for details.
The 33rd annual Lido Yacht Expo takes place at Lido Marina Village, 3400 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. Admission for the event is $12 for adults. Children ages 12 and younger get in for free. For event hours and more information, call (949) 757-5959, or go to lidoyachtexpo.com.
The "Lady Alice," a vintage P-51 Mustang, will be on display at the Lyon Air Museum, 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (714) 210-4585, or go to http://www.lyonairmuseum.org.
Nightly Semana Flamenka concerts are at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For performance times and tickets, call (949) 854-4646 ext.1, or visit http://www.thebarclay.org.
Project Camelot Conference
Awake and Aware 2011 Conference, presented by Project Camelot, is at the Hilton Irvine, 18000 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine. To register and get more information, visit http://www.awakeandaware2011.com.
Canstruction Orange County
Check out the 15 structures made out of canned foods that will be displayed throughout South Coast Plaza during Festival of Children, all of which will later be donated to the Orange County Food Bank.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times