Editor's note: This removes the Palapa Bar specials, which are no longer offered, according to a hotel spokeswoman.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, is holding a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross from 1 to 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org or call (949) 644-1999. All participants will receive a coupon for Daphne's Greek Café and a voucher for two tickets to a Los Angeles Clippers game.
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. For more information, visit http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com.
Fried Chicken Night
The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, is hosting Fried Chicken Night on Mondays. The restaurant is offering half a chicken from Shelton's Farm, with choice of side orders for $16. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.
Tuesday Trivia Night
Live team trivia at Skosh Monahan's Pub, 2000 Newport Blvd., begins at 7:30 every Tuesday night, with prizes for contestants. For more information, call (949) 548-0099.
Roasted Crab At AnQi
AnQi at South Coast Plaza offers the Crustacean's Famous Roasted Crab each Tuesday. For more information, call (714) 557-5679 or visit http://www.anqirestaurant.com.
Three-Course Beer Dinner
The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, offers a three-course beer dinner on Tuesdays. The courses are paired with specialty craft brews and cost $29. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.
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 e-mailing reservemyseat@weightloss
empowerment.com and find more information at http://www.weightloss
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 Avenue, Corona del Mar. The fee is $2. For more information, call (949) 646-9169.
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.
Connect With Grandparents
Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Room 3 or the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, visit http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org.
Free Corkage Thursdays
The Golden Truffle Restaurant, 1767 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, waives its corkage free for outside bottles of wine every Thursday night. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 645-9970.
Taco Mesa, 467 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, offers $1.50 tamales every Thursday. For more information, call (949) 642-0629.
Industry Night Social
The Crow Bar and Kitchen,
2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, hosts Industry Night Social from 10 p.m. until closing Thursdays. Specials during the night include
$5 burgers, $8 flatbreads, $4.50 select draft beers and $5 on select wines by the glass. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.