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Thursday's Calendar


Art And Food Party

OC Foodie Fest and Find Art Magazine are hosting a holiday party from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Find Art Space, 1640 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa. The event features gourmet food trucks White Rabbit, Seabirds, Taco Dawg and Oh For Sweets Sake, along with an art show, live performances by local bands Honeypie and I Hate You Just Kidding, giveaways and more. The event is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.findartmagazine.com.


Christmas Boat Parade

The 102nd annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. at Bay Island and finishes at 9 p.m. each night. The event again features boating expert Mike Whitehead as the announcer for each night. For more information, visit http://www.chistmasboatparade.com.

Holiday Entertainment

Enjoy live holiday music from noon to 3 p.m. at Fashion Island's Nordstrom courtyard. For more information, call (949) 721-2000.


Believe Campaign

Macy's stores across the country, including South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island, present their seasonal Believe campaign, where believers of all ages can drop off letters to Santa Claus and the store will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter received.

Photos With Santa

Santa Claus has a holiday home at Fashion Island and is available for photos and visits during special holiday hours in his village on Atrium Lawn, 401 Newport Center Drive. Hours are subject to change. For more information, call (949) 721-2000.


'A Christmas Carol'

The South Coast Repertory's 31st annual production of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" returns to the Segerstrom Stage, featuring Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.


'Peter Pan'

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.


Greg Topper Band

The Greg Topper Band performs from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pierce Street Annex, 330 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 646-8500.

Toys For Tots Dance Party

Kalinda's Dance presents its annual Toys for Tots dance party from 7 p.m. to midnight at Wyndham Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. Bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program. Admission is $10.

For more information, call (714) 381-1223.

Fancy Nancy Personal Appearance

Meet Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser as she signs her new book "Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique" at 1 p.m. at Neiman Marcus in Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Reservations are required. For more information, call (949) 759-1900.


Toru Takemitsu Tribute

Philharmonic Society presents a special concert by jazz guitarist Kazumi Watanabe, who will perform the works of renowned avant-garde composer Toru Takemitsu. The concert is at 8 p.m. at the Orange county Performing Arts Center's Samueli Theater and tickets start at $30. For more information, visit http://www.philharmonicsociety.org.


Holiday Organ

The Pacific Symphony presents an evening of holiday-themed organ music at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The event also features traditional organ works by Bach, Handel and others. Tickets are $35 to $59 and the show is at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.


Caregiver Support Groups

The Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Assn. offers caregiver support groups every month. In Costa Mesa, meetings are every third Sunday at 2 p.m. at Silverado Newport-Mesa. For more information, call (949) 631-2212. It also meets every first and third Thursday at 1 p.m. at Harbor Trinity Church in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 593-9630. In Newport Beach, support groups meet at 7 p.m. every first Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels. For more information, call (949) 640-1750.

Parkinson's Support Group

Parkinson's In Balance Support Group meeting, a group specifically geared toward adults with early onset, takes place the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Donald Dungan Library, 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. For more info, visit http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com.

Wild Goose Tour

Hornblower Cruises in Newport Beach offers a narrated dockside tour of Wild Goose, which was once owned by legendary actor John Wayne. The one-hour tour will give fans an opportunity to view rare memorabilia and artwork and is available by reservation only Monday through Friday. The cost is $25 per person and a 10 group minimum is required. For more information, call (949) 646-0155.

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