Piecemakers Country Store, 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, hosts its annual Christmas Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 http://www.piecemakers.com.
Live Music At The Camp
Singer-songwriter Andrew Corradini performs at noon at The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Local musician Jameson will follow with a solo acoustic show.
Santa And Pet Photos
Newport Beach Plaza Retirement Community is holding its Santa Clause and Pet Photo Shoot from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Newport Beach Plaza, 1455 Superior Ave., Newport Beach. Photos are a $20 donation and vendors will be selling jewelry, doggy bandanas, clothes and other cat and dog items. Proceeds will go to the Newport Beach Animal Shelter.
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.
Lemondrop Dance Club
Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults about 40 and older, 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 http://www.lemondropclub.com.
Free Gift with Purchase
South Coast Plaza presents a special holiday gift with purchase program for customers. Guests who spend $850 or more in one day at South Coast Plaza boutiques and restaurants will receive a complimentary Tiffany & Co. crystal vase. One gift per person, per day, while supplies last. For more information, call (800) 782-8888.
TILL DEC. 15
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
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 http://www.cdmchamber.com.
Pet Adoption Fair
The Irvine Animal Care Center is sponsoring Home for the Holidays, a pet adoption fair from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. More than 500 homeless animals will be available for adoption from private rescue organizations and shelters across Southern California. This annual event features pet and human related vendors, food, a silent auction, raffle, bake sale and Ask the Vet and Ask the Trainer booths. Admission is $1 and parking is free. For more information, call 949-724-7740 or visit irvineshelter.org.
Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
Orange Coast College Jazz Ensemble fall concert begins at
7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The concert pays tribute to "Doc" Rutherford, the legendary jazz musician and OCC instructor who passed away in September at age 85. Guest artist Pete Christlieb, a sax player on "The Tonight Show" during Johnny Carson's reign, will perform a tribute arrangement and solos. Advance tickets are available through the OCC Bursar's Office for $8. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, call (714) 432-5880.
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. For more information or to arrange to pick up free tickets, call (714) 557-3340.