Author Katie Arnoldi
The Newport Beach Library Foundation's Library Live program hosts Katie Arnoldi, author of "Point Dume," for a lecture and Q&A at 7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. A book signing will follow at 8 p.m.. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. For more information, call (949) 548-2411.
Royal Wedding Event
Von Hemert Interiors, 1595 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, hosts its own take from 6 to 9 p.m. on the British much-hyped wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton). RSVPs are required. For information, call (949) 642-2050 or visit http://www.vonhemertinteriors.com.
THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY
The 38th Annual Newport Boat Show, featuring a diverse selection of new and previously owned boats, is open daily at Lido Marina Village, 3420 Via Oporto in Newport Beach. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, call (949) 757-5959 or visit newportinwaterboatshow.com.
Spring Garden Show
HGTV host Jamie Durie will kick off the 22nd annual Southern California Spring Garden Show at 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at South Coast Plaza. The Spring Garden Show is in the Crate & Barrel/Macy's Home Store Wing at 3333 Bear St. For more information and hours, visit http://www.SpringGardenShow.com or call (800) 782-8888.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
OCC Student Dance Concert
Orange Coast College's 48th annual Student Dance Concert will be held at 8 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The program includes a range of dance styles including modern, ballet, tap, hip hop and jazz. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at the OCC Bursar's office or http://www.occtickets.com.
FRIDAY TILL MAY 1
South Coast Repertory hosts its 14th annual Playwrights Festival. For showtimes and ticket information, call the box office at (714) 708-5555 or visit http://www.scr.org.
KOCI Rockin' for Radio, a benefit concert for StarTree and KOCI, featuring Jumpin Jack Flash, will be held from 3 to 11 p.m. at the Westside Bar & Grill, 512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information and tickets, call (949) 646-5615.
Author Jeff Delaney
Author Jeff Delaney, of "Newport Beach: Then and Now," hosts a book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lido Village Books, 3424 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 673-2549.
The nonprofit CureDuchenne is hosting a fundraiser for a Duchenne cure starting at 5 p.m. at the Balboa Bay Club, 1221 Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. Tables and tickets are available by calling (949) 872-2552 or visiting http://www.cureduchenne.org.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Sonora Elementary School is having its Cinco de May Family Fun Day from noon to 5 p.m. The campus is located at 966 Sonora Road, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://sonora.nmusd.us.
Check-Ups For Donations
The Wellness Choice Center, 1101 Dove St., No. 255, Newport Beach, is offering wellness and chiropractic check-ups in exchange for $40 donations to the Japanese Red Cross Society. To make an appointment, call (949) 387-1333 or visit http://www.wellnesschoicecenter.com.
Earth Day Service
St. Mark Presbyterian Church and its Ecophilians Environmental Group host a Earth Day Sunday with special Earth Day worship times services at 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Newport Beach. Following the services, UCI Professor Dr. David Feldman will speak about "The Injustice of Climate Change: Faith, Eco-justice, and Global Environmental Challenges" at 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. For more information, call (949) 644-1341.
The Zen Center of Orange County hosts an introduction to Zen workshop at the center from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at 120 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 722-7818.
Autism Luncheon Fundraiser
ACT Today! hosts a fundraiser luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast. The "Fearless Women Mother's & Daughters Moving Mountains" event brings together mothers and daughters and fundraises for children with autism. The guest speaker is Katherine Schwarzenegger, who will speak about her book. Tickets $150 for adults, $100 for attendees 18 and under. For more information, visit http://www.act-today.org or call Laura Marroquin at (714) 546-4431.