Amelia's Marks 50 Years
Amelia's Seafood & Italian Restaurant on Balboa Island will celebrate its 50th anniversary in business in the same location, 311 Marine Ave. A special five-course menu for $50 per person will come with live accordion music and hors d'oeuvres and house specialty dishes. For more information, call (949) 673-6580 or go to http://www.ameliasbalboaisland.com.
Homage 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.
TILL OCT. 31
'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. 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.
The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch opens its Fall season with a bounty of pumpkins and activities geared for families. The 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
TILL NOV. 20
'The Trip To Bountiful'
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote's "The Trip To Bountiful" comes to the South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
TILL JAN. 22
"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-
The Irvine Valley College women's volleyball team will play Golden West College in "Dig Pink," an Orange Empire Conference match for a good cause. Proceeds from the 6 p.m. match at Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, will go toward breast cancer research. A $5-donation will get you a pink T-shirt and a pink spray cleaner.
Boot Camp at the Pac Amp
Out of Bounds Training hosts Boot Camp at the Pac Amp, an extreme one-hour training session by trainer Josh Phelan. The sessions start at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, and the first week is free. For more information, call (949) 812-0069 or visit http://www.outofboundstraining.com.
Caregiver Support Groups
The Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Assn. offers caregiver support groups every month. In Costa Mesa, meetings are every third Sunday at 2 p.m. at Silverado Newport-Mesa. For more information, call (949) 631-2212. It also meets every first and third Thursday at 1 p.m. at Harbor Trinity Church in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 593-9630. In Newport Beach, support groups meet at 7 p.m. every first Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels. For more information, call (949) 640-1750.
The Quilting club at the Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St., meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays in the Arts and Crafts room. Beginning and advanced quilters are welcomed. For more information, call (714) 546-2539.
Fried Chicken Night
The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, is hosting Fried Chicken Night on Mondays. The restaurant is offering half a chicken from Shelton's Farm, with choice of side orders for $16. For more information, visit http://www.thecrowbarcdm.com.
Parkinson's Fitness Class
A free class, "Parkinson's In Balance," is at noon Tuesdays at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 642-9990, or go to http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com, for more information.