A one-day self-defense class for women will be held from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Ultimate Self Defense, 488 17th St. #B101, Costa Mesa. The class will be geared toward women ages 14 and older of all athletic abilities. The cost is $20 per person. For more information, call (949) 650-8636.
Free Assisted Living Workshop
Newport Beach Plaza Retirement Community is having a workshop, "Creative Ways to Pay for Assisted Living" for veterans and surviving spouses of a veteran from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Newport Beach Plaza, 1455 Superior Ave. Call (949) 645-6833 to RSVP.
Battle of the Harmonicas
Four unsigned blues harmonica bands will vie for cash awards and the opportunity to perform as the opening act at the 22nd annual Battle of the Blues Harps from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds. Admission to the finals is free with a canned food donation to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and includes the swap meet. Regular admission is $2 and free for children 12 and younger.
Christ Lutheran's annual Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 760 Victoria Street, Costa Mesa. Entry to the event is free and tickets for the rides and games are 50 cents. There will also be food vendors, entertainment and a chili cook-off.
The Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific" comes to the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Segerstrom Hall. Tickets for the award-winning musical start at $20. For more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
TILL OCT. 31
The First Cabin Restaurant at The Balboa Bay Club & Resort presents its annual authentic Oktoberfest menu for lunch and dinner. Appetizers are also available in the Duke's Place Lounge in the late afternoon and evening. For more information, call (949) 630-4145.
Drink Pink For The Cause
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Fashion Island is offering 100% of the proceeds from the sale of its Stoli Bombshell cocktail to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. The drink, which is sugar free and 99 calories, is $6 from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly. For more information, visit http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com.
TILL JAN. 2
J.M. Barrie's classic tale "Peter Pan' flies into the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, offering viewers a unique 360-degree experience. Tickets start at $40. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
UCLA organ professor Christoph Bull joins the Pacific Symphony in its new organ series Pedals & Pipes. The 7 p.m. performance is at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. In additions to selections from Bach and Barber, Bull will take on themes picked by the audience. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
For The Love Of The Game
Temple Bat Yahm will present "Jews and Baseball — For the Love of the Game," at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome and there is no charge for admission. The interactive panel discussion will feature sportswriter Steve Bisheff, photojournalist Tammy Lechner, Professor Don Schwartz and Rabbi Mark S. Miller. For information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
Orange Coast College's Friends of the Library will sell used books from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the OCC Library Patio, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. A variety of books will be available from bestsellers, romance and mysteries to science, art, history and computers. Most books sell for $1. The sale will culminate with a "buck-a-bag" sale from 2 to 3 p.m. A special presale will begin at 9 a.m. for Friends of the Library members. For more information, please call (714) 432-0202 x21058.
'Play The Game'
The Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St., presents a screening of the comedy film "Play The Game" at 1 p.m. The movie stars Andy Griffith, Paul Campbell, Doris Roberts and Marla Sokoloff. Entrance is free and popcorn and drinks are $2. For more information, call (949) 645-2356.
Fried Chicken Night
The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, is hosting Fried Chicken Night on Mondays. The restaurant is offering half a chicken from Shelton's Farm, with choice of side orders for $16. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times