Wednesday's Calendar


Chanukah Party On Sale

Tickets are available for the Dec. 3 Chanukah Party at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, featuring Dale Schatz and his All-Star Band. Dinner, latkes, games for children and the World Series of Poker will be part of the festive event. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit


Fleming's Steak And Lobster

Three-course dinner for two with filet mignon and lobster tail will be served at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Fashion Island. Each dinner includes salad, side and dessert for $99 or $49.50 for one. Reservations are required; mention "memorable meal." For more information, call (949) 720-9633


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.


'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


Cooking Demo

Chef restaurateur Michael Chiarello demonstrates some of his popular holiday recipes at NapaStyle at South Coast Plaza. The free event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and reservations are required. For more information, call (714) 825-0445.


Christmas Festival

Piecemakers Country Store, 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts its annual Christmas Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event features more than 120 booths selling hand-made crafts, live musical entertainment, petting zoo and much more. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (714) 641-3112 or visit


Art Exhibit

The Randy Higbee Gallery, 102 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, hosts an exhibit of small works of art by some of the finest plein air artists from around the country. A gala and artist reception is from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (800) 506-7624.

Lemon Drop Dance Club

Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and up, will have its next singles party from 7 to midnight at the Wyndham Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. 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. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit

Carwash Fundraiser

Carsmetics Expert Accident Repair, 2861 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, marks the grand opening of its 7,000-square-foot Costa Mesa shop with a fundraiser to benefit Estancia High School's football program. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Carsmetics will hosts a free car wash featuring Eagles players and cheerleaders and donate $5 for each car washed to the football program. For more information, call (714) 429-1600.


Christmas Walk

The 32nd annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Village in Corona del Mar, along Pacific Coast Highway. The event benefits the U.S. Marines Toys For Tots program and features live entertainment, food, a visit from Santa Claus and much more. For more information, call (949) 674-4050 or visit

DEC. 12

Christmas Program

The story of the arrival of the Christ Child in the little town of Bethlehem will be told through the music, and drama of the Covenant Choir, Praise Band, brass, percussion, children's group and the Covenant Thespians as they present Claar-Clydesdale's "A Baby Changes Everything" at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 2750 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. To assure that seating will be available for the 10:30 a.m. show, the church is issuing a limited number of tickets on the patio after the Saturday services. There is no charge for these tickets, but a free-will offering will take place during the service on the day of the show. For more information or to arrange to pick up tickets, call the church office at (714) 557-3340.

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