Orange County calendar of events


Art lecture: “Art and Architecture Around the World,” focuses on unique architecture found in Indonesia, Africa and Europe. Proceeds benefit AIDS charities and Orange Coast College scholarships. $10. Orange Coast College’s Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. (714) 432-5039.

Tree lighting: Fashion Island hosts its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday and Saturday with a performance by the Orange County High School of the Arts. Program begins 6 p.m. Bloomingdale’s Courtyard, 701 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.



Recycling event: Bring in a used oil filter for recycling and get a comparable new one for free. Limit two per person. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Kragen Auto Parts, 26562 Moulton Ave, Laguna Hills. (714) 433-6243.

Symphony concert: Orange Coast College’s Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform Los Angeles-based composer Morten Lauridsen’s requiem, “Lux Aeterna” and Camille Saint-Saens’ Symphony 3 in C. 8 p.m. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 9 Hillgate, Irvine. (714) 432-5880

Winter festival: The annual Winter Fantasy includes exhibits by local artists, a children’s holiday playhouse, carolers and glassblowing. A community tree-lighting ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. today. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Festival continues Sunday and Nov. 24-26 and Dec. 2-3, 9-10. Sawdust Art Festival grounds, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 494-3030 or Fundraiser: Tustin Meadows Tiny Tots, a nonprofit preschool, holds its annual silent auction and raffle. Proceeds go to the school. Free admission. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Clifton C. Miller Community Center, 300 Centennial Way, Tustin. (714) 502-8119.

Holiday support: The Cancer Support Foundation and TrinityCare Hospice offer a workshop to help those coping with the death of a loved one. 1-4 p.m. Free. Los Alamitos Medical Center, 3751 Katella Ave. (562) 799-3131.



Holiday fun: The Cypress Holiday Bazaar includes breakfast with Santa, holiday vendors, a barbecue lunch and entertainment. Free admission. 8 a.m. Cypress Senior Center, 9031 Grindlay St. (714) 229-2005.

Tree-lighting: The celebration includes carolers, performances by the Dana Hills marching band and the San Clemente Bag Pipe Band, hot refreshments and an appearance by Santa. 4 p.m. Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 240-5088.

Lecture/workshop: Artist and publisher Artemio Rodriguez presents two of his illustrated books, and writer Dagoberto Gilb discusses his collection of short stories. A linocut demonstration follows. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Lecture: $7, workshop $18. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana. (714) 567-3679.

Public opinion: The Environmental Coalition for the Orange County Great Park Communities hosts a discussion on sustainability. 6:30 p.m. Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave. (949) 453-5300


The Orange County calendar is compiled by Yvonne Villarreal. Submit items two weeks in advance to or by fax to (714) 966-7711.

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