Thursday's Calendar

Editor's note: This removes the Island Hotel mid-week specials, which are no longer offered, according to a hotel spokeswoman.

TODAY

The Growlers

Local indie rock band The Growlers headline the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Grand Elegance and Gantez Warrior also perform. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $12 and the show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.detroitbar.com.

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 complimentary 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.

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. 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.

TUESDAY

Indie Tuesdays

The Danvilles, featuring Mike Hindert of The Bravery, The Gromble and Adam Bones perform at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show is 21 and older only. For more information, call (949) 646-7944.

ONGOING

Caregiver Support Groups

The Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Assn. offers caregiver support groups every month. In Costa Mesa, meetings are every third Sunday at 2 p.m. at Silverado Newport-Mesa. For more information, call (949) 631-2212. It also meets every first and third Thursday at 1 p.m. at Harbor Trinity Church in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 593-9630. In Newport Beach, support groups meet at 7 p.m. every first Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels. For more information, call (949) 640-1750.

Parkinson's Support Group

Parkinson's In Balance Support Group meeting, a group specifically geared toward adults with early onset, takes place the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Donald Dungan Library, 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa.

Express Lunch

Andrea Ristorante at the Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, will open for lunch, offering an express menu with a three-course meal in 30 minutes. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call (949) 467-6800.

Wild Goose Tour

Hornblower Cruises in Newport Beach offers a narrated dockside tour of Wild Goose, which was once owned by legendary actor John Wayne. The one-hour tour will give fans an opportunity to view rare memorabilia and artwork and is available by reservation only Monday through Friday. The cost is $25 per person and a 10 group minimum is required. For more information, call (949) 646-0155.

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