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Wednesday’s Calendar


Chamber Mixer

The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking mixer and luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. Cost is $17 and new visitors are welcome. For more information, call (714) 885-9090.

Western BBQ Fundraiser


A Western BBQ chicken and ribs fundraiser to benefit Relay for Life of Newport Beach will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. There will be a dessert judging contest and raffle for relay participants. Call (949) 718-1800 for tickets.

Networking Reception

The Southern California chapter of the Business Marketing Assn. hosts a networking event for the 2011 OC Executive Summit at 5:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road. Tickets are $65 for the event, which features Allen Maag — BMA National chairman and vice president and chief communications officer at Avnet, Inc. — as guest speaker. For more information, visit



‘The California Years’

Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., hosts a photo exhibit by renowned photographer Jerry Muller. The exhibit, “The California Years: The 1960s and Beyond,” is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m.

Sunday. An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. Monday. For more information, call (949) 540-5681.


OC Executive Summit

The Southern California chapter of the Business Marketing Assn. presents the 2011 OC Executive Summit at 9 a.m. at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road. Keynote speaker for the event is Laura Ramos and presenters include Gary Katz and Debbie Qaqish. Tickets are $120 and the topic is “Strategic Vision, Marketing Value and the Chief Marketer’s New Role.” For more information, visit


The Art of Champagne


The Quattro Caffé at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa has its sixth annual tasting of champagnes from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $45. Tax and gratuity are not included. For reservations, call (714) 754-0300.



The Pacific Symphony presents a Spanish- and flamenco-inspired program at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. All shows start at 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture. Tickets start at 25. For more information, visit or call (714) 755-5799.


Artisan Trunk Show

Feathers for Home & Garden hosts “First Friday Artisan Trunk Show” with artists and refreshments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 270 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 722-0244.

“Common Misconceptions about Islam”


The Islamic Education Center of Orange County’s Youth Group presents a presentation on “Common Misconceptions about Islam” for high school students and advisors at 8 p.m. at 3194B Airport Loop, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 432-0060.

Family Shabbat Service

Temple Bat Yahm hosts a Family Shabbat Service, featuring the Glee-kim Youth Choir, at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel, 1011 Camelback Street, Newport Beach. The service will be followed by a Family Shabbat Dinner and a special tribute to Joanne Mercer, retiring as Director of Religious Education. Guests are welcome. For more information and dinner reservations, call (949) 644-1999 or visit


Book Sale

The Friends of the Library host a used book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The Friday event is for members only. For more information, call (949) 759-9667.


Annual Gem Faire

The 22nd annual Gem Faire will be at the O.C. Fairgrounds in O.C. Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Building 10. Nearly 200 exporters and importers will be present. For the event’s operating hours and more information, visit or call (503) 252-8300.


‘Wings of Freedom’

The Lyon Air Museum at John Wayne Airport hosts “Wings of Freedom,” offering paid public flights on World War II-era planes B-17, B-24 and P-51 Mustang Aircraft. Public tours will also be offered. For more information, call (714) 210-4585.