Wednesday's Calendar


Group Guitar Lessons

Central Orange Coast YMCA, 23000 University Drive, Newport Beach, hosts a free guitar fitting session from 6 to 7 p.m. for children for its upcoming six-week group guitar lessons. The course, which starts Monday, is $125 and varies depending on skill level. Guitar rentals will be provided by Jim's Music and Yamaha. Nels Jenstad will be the course instructor. For more information, call (949) 722-3825.

Connect With Grandparents

Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. at the Bayside/Marina Village South Clubhouse, 300 E. Coast Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 640-0399 or visit

TODAY Till OCT. 20


"Photo-Environment," an exhibit of 100 photos from 17 photographers, will be on display at the Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. For gallery times and more, visit


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

Back to School

Pre-school registration for 2010-11 is now open for ages 2 through pre-kindergarten 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


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

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


Republican Meeting

The Newport Harbor Republican Women's Election Headquarters opening celebration is from 5 to 7 p.m. at 4030 Birch St., Suite 105, Newport Beach.

Free Show At La Cave

Acoustic sets by Honeypie and Jameson, followed by DJ Davey, begin at 10 p.m. at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 646-7944.


Back Bay Soiree

Southern California Hospice Foundation will host the Back Bay Soiree, a wine tasting fundraiser, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery, 2128 Mesa Drive. Newport Beach. Tickets are $125 per person and money raised will help support the needs of terminally ill patients and their families. The event will feature refreshments, a silent auction, raffle prizes and live music entertainment by jazz musician Llew Matthews. For more information, call (877) 661-0087.

Fashion's Night Out

Lo Bosworth, star of MTV's "The Hills," makes an appearance at 5 p.m. at Fashion Island to kick of Fashion's Night Out. The event, which goes until 9 p.m., will feature a mix of activities and deals from

participating retailers. For more information, visit

Dead Confederate

Georgia-based rock band Dead Confederate stops by the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, as part of its national tour. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $10 and doors open at 9 p.m. For more information, visit

Pistol Fridays

Deejays spinning electronic and house music begin at 10 p.m. at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The event is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 646-7944.


Open Rehearsal

The All-American Boys Chorus, a local nonprofit organization, invites boys ages 8 to 10 years old and their parents to an open rehearsal from noon to 1:30 p.m. at AABC headquarters at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Access the fairgrounds via Gate 8 on Arlington Street and proceed to the Ranch Building. For more information, contact (714) 708-1670 or visit

Opening Reception

An opening reception and one-year anniversary party at the Brett Rubbico Gallery is from 7 to 10 p.m. at 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 515-5102 or visit

Charity Casino Night

A night of dinner, live entertainment and Western-style casino games will be held at the Newport Harbor Elks Lodge, 3456 Via Oporto. Proceeds go to benefit children with disabilities. Tickets are $25 advance and $30 at door. For more information, call (949) 673-6110.

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