A group of Costa Mesa Chamber members meets from 11:45 a.m. to
1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, to exchange leads. Visitors are welcome. Cost is $17; no reservation is necessary. For more information, call (714) 885-9093 or visit costamesachamber.com.
Emotional Control Meeting
Recovery International, which provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits to gain personal control over distressing emotions like anxiety, depression and anger, holds weekly meetings at
7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Joachim Church Annex, 1943 Orange Ave., Classroom C, Costa Mesa. The meetings are free, but contributions are welcomed to offset costs. For more information, call (949) 548-9669 or visit recovery-inc.org.
TILL AUG. 29
'The Odd Couple'
Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" is at the Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org.
The 44th season of Art-A-Fair, which features exhibits from local artists, is at 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. An adult season pass is $7 for one of Southern California's most popular art festivals. For more information, visit http://www.art-a-fair.com.
Summer Art Show
Showcase Gallery at South Coast Plaza Village hosts the Summer Art Show, featuring regional artists' paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry and glassworks. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.orangecountyfinearts.com.
TILL AUG. 31
The Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., hosts an exhibit by photographer Ting-Ting Lee titled "Chinatown." Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, call (949) 717-3870.
TILL SEPT. 1
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is collecting backpacks, paper, crayons and other school supplies to be donated to at-risk children. Supplies can be dropped off at Edward Jones investment firm, 1525 Mesa Verde Drive E, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 557-1764.
TILL SEPT. 8
Temple Bat Yahm
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Service tickets are available at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
Back To School
Preschool Registration for 2010-11 is now open for ages 2 through Pre-K at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. The school is National Assn. for the Education of Young Children-accredited and all two-, three- and five-day programs are open to the public. For more information, call (949) 644-6563 or visit http://www.tby.org.
The Corona del Mar Residents Assn. Board of Directors monthly meeting is at 7:30 a.m. at the Newport Beach Country Club, 1600 E. Coast Hwy. City Attorney David Hunt is the guest speaker and he'll discuss amendments to the charter. For more information, visit http://www.cdmra.org or call (949) 719-9390.
Santa Cruz rock/reggae band Wooster, performs at 10 p.m. at La Cave, 1695 Irvine, Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/84wooster.
Orange County's best up-and-coming musicians perform from 5 to 10 p.m. at South Coast Plaza Village. Benefiting local nonprofit Music For A Cure, the concert will feature Billy Kernkamp, Barrett Johnson, Melanoid, Justin Grennan and The Project. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs or other portable seating items. The show is 18 and older and tickets are $5.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
The 21st Annual Gem Faire returns to Costa Mesa from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and.10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at O.C. Fair & Event Center. General admission is $5, valid for the entire weekend. For tickets and more information, call (503) 252-8300.