Tuesday's Calendar


Networking Luncheon

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. Cost is $25 for guests, $20 for chamber members. For more information, call (949) 673-4050 or e-mail admin@cdmchamber.com.

Chef Deborah Schneider

Sol Cocina Restaurant chef Deborah Schneider shares some of her secrets in creating Baja cuisine at the next What's Cooking at the Library event, which starts at 7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Tickets are $20, which covers the cost of food. For more information, call (949) 717-3800, ext. 2, or visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.

March Residency

Indie rock band Audrey and the Deer perform Tuesdays in March at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free shows, which are 21 and older only, start at 10 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.


'Push Pull'

The Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, presents "Push Pull," an exhibit by artist Michael Gallagher. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. For more information, call (949) 515-5102 or visit http://www.brettrubbicogallery.com.


Chinese Exhibitions

Orange Coast College's Doyle Arts Pavilion opens its 2011 spring season with a pair of exhibits featuring Chinese photographers and Chinese brush painting. "Land, Era, People: China's Lishui Photographers" features 110 photographs by six prominent Chinese photographers. "The Art of Ning Yeh" features the artists' brush paintings of horses, flowers and landscapes. For more information, call (714) 432-5102.



The Broadway hit "Wicked" plays in the Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $38.75. For more information and showtimes, visit the box office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, call (714) 556-278, or visit http://www.scfta.org.


Toastmasters Open House

The Toastmasters Highway to Success Club holds a meeting for new members from 12:05 to 1 p.m. at the Caltrans offices in Irvine. The club helps its members with public speaking and leadership. Call Dorothy Morris at (949) 786-0030 for exact directions to the meeting.

Business Finesse Workshop

Theresa Thomas leads a workshop from noon to 2 p.m. geared to perfecting the social and entertainment aspects of conducting business deals outside an office environment. The event at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 2961-A Michelson Drive, Irvine, is through the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Price is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. For more information, call Pam Smith at (949) 729-4411 or e-mail psmith@newportbeach.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 emailing 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, Ca. 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.

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.

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