AAUW Membership Mixer
AAUW Newport-Mesa-Irvine Branch, an organization devoted to breaking down barriers for women and girls, hosts an annual membership mixer from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (949) 644-4576.
The sixth annual Halecrest/ Hall of Fame Chili Cook-off is from noon to 4 p.m. at Halecrest Park, 3107 Killybrooke Lane, Costa Mesa. The free event will have a chili cook-off, vendors and activities for children.
A special Torah Celebration, marking the completion of a new Torah, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. Guests are welcome to join the festivities. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
'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 or call (949) 494-4514.
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.
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.
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, 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.
TILL SEPT. 19
New Art For A New Century
Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases its collection of contemporary works in "New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010." The exhibit highlights 90 major paintings, sculptures, videos and more. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.
15 Minutes Of Fame
Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, showcases rarely seen photographs from its collection during the "15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol" exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.ocma.net.
TUESDAY AUG. 31
Indie artists Summer Twins, Pablo Signori and Scott Ibex perform at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The free show starts at 9 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.
Political Fundraiser Dinner
The Costa Mesa Republicans Assembly is hosting a fundraising dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Ayres Hotel, 325 Bristol Ave., Costa Mesa, with special guests Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach and U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. The cost of dinner is $45 for an individual and $75 for a couple. For more information, call (714) 434-1009.
A singles' pot luck dinner to celebrate Shabbat will be held at 6 p.m. at Temple Isaiah, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Participants are asked to bring either a vegetarian or dairy dish. Shabbat services with the congregation follow at 8 p.m., with guest speaker author Willy Leventhal. For more information, call Felicia Wiseman at (949) 760-0660.
Lemondrop Dance Club
Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and older, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at the Hilton Airport Hotel, 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. A free Italian buffet will be served from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and a free dance lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and parking is free. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit http://www.lemondropclub.com.