Wednesday's Calendar

TODAY

Weight Loss Seminar

The Weight Loss Empowerment seminar begins at 6 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. The seminar is led by Kevin Graham, author of "50 Ways to Lose Your Luggage," and will be held Wednesday nights. Attendees can reserve their seat by emailing reservemyseat@weightloss

empowerment.com and find more information at http://www.weightloss

empowerment.com/costamesa.

Computer Friends of Oasis

The Oasis Senior Center's

Computer Friends, a club which helps seniors learn computer basics, meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. The fee is $2. For more information, call (949) 646-9169.

Artist Workshops

Pierside Gallery, 327 Marine Ave., Newport Beach, offers Artist Workshops for adults and young students on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The two-hour sessions are taught by Disney artist Margie Tabor Zuliani and are $45 each. For more information, call (949) 675-5225.

Free Tour Of OCPAC

The Orange County Performing Arts Center's docents will lead free public tours of the center's concert halls, including Segerstrom Hall, the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater. The behind-the-scenes tours are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information, call (714) 556-2122, ext. 4246.

Chamber Lunch

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 FRIDAY

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.

Photos With Santa

Santa Claus has a holiday home at Fashion Island and is available for photos and visits during special holiday hours in his village on Atrium Lawn, 401 Newport Center Drive. Hours are subject to change. For more information, call (949) 721-2000.

Complimentary Hot Cider & Cocoa

Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy a free cup of hot cider or cocoa on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. at South Coast Plaza's Garden Terrace. For more information, call (714) 435-2000.

TILL SUNDAY

'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 http://www.scr.org.

TILL JAN. 2

'Peter Pan'

J.M. Barrie's classic tale "Peter Pan" flies into the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, offering viewers a unique 360-degree experience.

Tickets start at $40. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.

THURSDAY

Dance At La Cave

DJ Richie Panic headlines La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. Black and White also performs. The 21-and-older show is free and starts at 10 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.lacaverestaurant.com.

FRIDAY

Shabbat Service

Cantor Jonathan Grant shares

recent experiences as part of a Cantorial Concert at the Vatican during the 6 p.m. Shabbat

Service at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. The service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Grant, and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Guests are welcome. For more information, please call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.

La Cave Christmas Show

A lineup including comedian Neil Hamburger, musician Michael Rosas and DJ Rob will 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.

SATURDAY

Toy Drive

Sutra Bar, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, hosts its third annual toy drive, featuring DJ Donald Glaude. Tara Brooks also performs. Guests can get in free by bringing an unwrapped toy. The event is 21 and older only and starts at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.

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