Wine and Cheese Pairing Party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wine Lab Newport to benefit SPIN, an Orange County group that supports homeless people and the working poor with housing and other issues. Cost is $35 per person, of which $22.50 will benefit Les Dames Charity SPIN. RSVP to ChrisAnn Richards at email@example.com or leave a message at (949) 515-8466. Wine Lab Newport is at 2901 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.
The Memorial Highway
Indie rock band The Memorial Highway performs Tuesdays in September at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The free show starts at 10 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Future ofCommunity Banks
Orange County Risk Management Assn. and SingerLewak present a seminar on the future of community banks. Event will go from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Pacific Club, 4100 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Registration necessary for seminar, which is $50 in advance and $60 at door. To register, go to http://www.ocrma.org or call (714) 267-5281.
Amy Hirshberg Lederman — an author, columnist and lawyer — will give a presentation about Jews who served as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Merage JCC Theatre, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. Tickets are $12 at door and $50 for priority seating. For more information, call (949) 435-3400 or visit http://www.jccoc.org.
OCC Transfer Day
Orange Coast College Transfer Day takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the campus quad at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Representatives from as many as 66 colleges and universities will be on hand at the free event, which will be open to the public.
Newport Beach Arts Commission is organizing a daylong trip to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Chartered bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. from the parking lot at the Newport Beach Central Library branch, 1000 Avocado Ave., and return from Pasadena around 4 p.m. Tickets cost $75 and include bus ride, lunch, and private tour of the Norton Simon. It is necessary to pre-register for this event under "Museum Tours" at http://www.newportbeachca.gov/
The 33rd annual Lido Yacht Expo opens at Lido Marina Village, 3400 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. Admission for event, from noon to 7 p.m. is $12 for adults. Children aged 12 and younger get in for free. For more information, call (949) 757-5959, or go to lidoyachtexpo.com.
Musical at Vanguard***
"Americans All," featuring music by retired Orange County Judge James P. Gray, plays at Vanguard University's Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Performance begins at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to vanguard.universitytickets.com.
Police Chief Tom Gazsi will be on hand to meet community members at a meeting of the Costa Mesa Republican Assembly, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Dakota Room, Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. Tickets cost $5 but admission but first-time visitors get in for free.
TILL SEPT. 25
Canstruction Orange County
Check out the 15 structures made out of canned foods that will be displayed throughout South Coast Plaza during Festival of Children, all of which will later be donated to the Orange County Food Bank.
TILL SEPT. 30
Festival of Children
The 10th annual Festival of Children — a month-long family oriented event featuring live music, dance performances, arts and crafts, and more — returns to South Coast Plaza. More than 75 youth-serving organizations will also be showcased. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.festivalofchildren.org.
Paul Frank Book Drive
As part of the Festival of Children, the Paul Frank store at South Coast Plaza, will offer customers a 20% discount in exchange for donating a gently used children's book.
TILL OCT. 9
'Pride and Prejudice'
South Coast Repertory presents Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan. The shows will be at the Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit http://www.scr.org.
TILL OCT. 10
'A Year of Dreaming
Orange Coast College is hosting "Alex's Adventures in the Five Rivers" or "A Year of Dreaming Dangerously," a new exhibit of work by Arthur Taussig, a former OCC film and photography professor. The exhibit is on the second floor of the Art Center, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The works are inspired by Dante's "Divine Comedy." The exhibit has various operating hours and admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu.
TILL OCT. 18
Caregiver Support Group
Caregiver support group meetings will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday sat Journey Coaching and Counseling Services, 18023 Sky Park Circle, Suite G, Irvine. Each session costs $30, but participants pay $150 for six sessions if paid in full by first session. Call Marnee Reiley, at (949) 222-6681, or email YourOCTherapist@gmail.com to sign up. Group will be limited to eight people.