Tuesday's Calendar


'How the World Began'

"How the World Began," a new drama written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Daniella Topol, plays at the Julianne Argyros Stage at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Shows are at 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For tickets, call (714) 708-5555 or go to http://www.scr.org.

25th Anniversary

An exhibit highlighting the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on the occasion of its 25th anniversary is being held in Jewel Court at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.


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.


Hommage to The Dude

"Joe Forkan — The Lebowski Cycle," a painting exhibit, is at Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The exhibit blends masterpieces of Western art with images from the 1998 film "The Big Lebowski." Pavilion is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.


'It's Your Money' Workshops

Peter Kote will be leading the eight weeks of the free "It's Your Money" workshops from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The workshops promise to "provide attendees with education and practical solutions to financial and estate planning issues, so they can be in charge of their estates during their lifetimes and beyond," according to a release. No reservations are needed and attendance at all workshops is not mandatory. For more information, call (949) 548-2411 or visit http://www.nbplfoundation.org.

Got Pumpkins?

The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch opens its Fall season with a bounty of pumpkins and activities geared for families. Pumpkin Patch will be at 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. Weekend hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekday hours and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call (714) 997-3968 or visit http://www.irvineparkralroad.com


OCMA programs

"State of Mind" and "Two Schools of Cool" exhibitions are showing at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, go to http://www.ocma.net, or call (949) 759-1122.


Angelitos Card Launch Party

Seven boutiques at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, will throw a party to launch the 10th annual Angelitos Card Fundraiser. From 9:30 to 11 a.m., shoppers who stop by the seven shops — Assouline, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Henri Bendel, J. Crew, Madewell and Salvatore Ferragamo — can enjoy champagne and food while shopping with their Angelitos Cards. They will be able to save 20% off items sold at more than 100 participating shops. Part of the proceeds will go to Angelitos de Oro in order to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. For a complete list of participating stores, go to http://www.angelitosdeoro.org.

Tell Me a Story

The Pottery Barn at South Coast Plaza, 333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, holds its weekly Kids' Book Club story time at 11 a.m.


Mid-East talk

Larry Greenfield, founding executive director of the Reagan Foundation, will speak about Israel and the Middle East at a luncheon meeting of the Balboa Bay Republican Women, Federated, at 11 a.m. at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.

Networking Lunch

Michael Studenka, with the law firm of Newmeyer & Dillion, will be the guest speaker at a networking lunch presented by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. To register, go to http://www.NewportBeach.com, or call (949) 729-4411.

Speak Up Newport

Donald P. Wagner, who represents California's 70th Assembly District, will be the featured speaker at the monthly Speak Up Newport meeting. The program, from 6 to 7 p.m. will follow a 5:30 to 6 p.m. reception at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, go to http://www.speakupnewport.org, or call (949) 224-2266.

College Night

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District and Harbor Council PTA presents "College Night 2011." More than 120 colleges will be represented at the event, which will be open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and their parents. College Night will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in Building 12 at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

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