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Thursday’s Calendar


90-Minute Breakfast Boost

The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts its 90-Minute Breakfast Boost from 7 to 8:45 a.m. at Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. The guest speaker is Ann Stawicki and the topic is healthcare reform. Cost is $20 at the door, or $15 in advance. For more information, call (714) 885-9090.

Corona del Mar Residents Assn.


The Corona del Mar Residents Assn. Board of Directors meets at 7:30 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Newport Beach Country Club. The guest speaker this week is Tom Edwards, a member of the Newport Beach Aviation Committee who will discuss John Wayne Airport issues. Corona del Mar residents are encouraged to attend. For more information on guest speakers, visit


Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee, a runner-up on “American Idol,” performs at 8 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The show is part of the Pacific Symphony’s Pops Series. Tickets are $25 to $185. For more information, call (714) 755-5799.



‘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. A closing reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. For more information, call (949) 515-5102.



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

‘The Weir’

Conor McPherson’s “The Weir” will be staged at South Coast Repertory’s Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit



Anglican Christian


Anglican Christians will be gathering for the “Kingdom Conference 2011" at Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine. The conference will have workshops and children’s programs. Noted theologian the Rev. Canon Michael Green will be in attendance and giving a speech the following Sunday. Register at For more information, visit

‘Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi’

The Arts and Learning Conservatory presents “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” a musical parody performed by local actors ages 8 to 15. The shows, which benefit after-school theater programs in Orange County, are at 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday at Newport Mesa Church Auditorium, 2599 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa.. Tickets are $10 to $15. For more information, call (714) 728-7100 or visit


Meet The Mayor


Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn, will be talking and interacting with residents from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave.

‘Psychedelic Days’

Patrick Campbell-Lyons, an original band member of U.K.'s Nirvana, will be a doing a book-signing of his memoir, “Psychedelic Days,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Borders bookstore, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 432-7854.

Storytime For Children

A reading of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and a “Curious George” character in costume will be presented at 1 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive Suite A215, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 718-0109.

School Clean-Up Day

Various Newport-Mesa Unified schools are part of “Extreme Makeover Day” from 8 a.m. to noon. The schools are Sonora Elementary, Paularino Elementary, Pomona Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Killybrooke Elementary and Wilson Elementary. All are welcome and there will be youngster-geared tasks available. E-mail Michelle at for more information.

Harvesting Hope

The fourth annual Harvesting Hope for the Olive Crest Kids, a fundraiser benefiting the Olive Crest’s Project Independence, is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. The evening’s main event features a presentation by gourmet chef Fabio Viviani, star of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef.” Individual tickets start at $195. For more information, visit

Lemon Drop Dance Club

Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and older, will have its St. Patrick’s Day dance party from 7 to midnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 17941 Von Karman, Irvine. 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.