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. The event is at 11 a.m. at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.
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. The event is 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.
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 is from 7 to 9 p.m. in Building 12 at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
Connect With Grandparents
Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Room 3 or the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, visit http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org.
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Open Air Yoga
The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach, holds a" Yoga in Nature" session from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Members pay $5 for the session, while drop-in participants pay $6. RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 645-8489.
'Shrek the Musical'
"Shrek the Musical" is at Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. For tickets and more information, call (714) 556-2787 or go to http://www.scfta.org.
'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.
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.
Sukkot for the Little Ones
The Pretend City Children's Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, has morning and afternoon activities themed around the Jewish Harvest Festival of Sukkot for children 5 and younger. For more information, call (949) 428-3900, or go to http://www.purebarre.com.
The Philharmonic Society presents the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony Nos. 2 and 5 in a concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For tickets and showtime information, go to http://www.PhilharmonicSociety.org or call (949) 553-2422.
Ladies Night at Muldoon's
Muldoon's, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, will offer happy hour from 4 p.m. until closing time. The OVERMAN band will play pop and rock songs at the pub from 8 to 10 p.m.
Sultan & Ned Shepard
GIANT Club presents a performance by Sultan & Ned Shepard. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. at Sutra, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The event is free to the first 200 gusts with RSVP before 10:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.sutraoc.com.
Cover Me Badd Karaoke
La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, will host a karaoke night at 10 p.m. Thursdays where guests can sing with the house band for the night, Cover Me Badd. There is no cover and the event is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Electronic hip-hop group Blok headlines La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. and is free. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds a Shabbat Sukkot evening service and dinner geared toward families. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or go to http://www.tby.org.
AIDS Benefit Event
Orange Coast College Professor Irini Vallera-Rickerson will give a presentation on "Art and Architecture Around the World" at 7 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road. Tickets are $10 and tax-deductible donations also are welcomed. Donations will go to OCC Aids Benefit. For more information, call (714) 432-5039 or go to vallerarickerson.com.