Tuesday's Calendar


Book Sale

The Orange Coast College Library and OCC's Friends of the Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library. Most books will sell for $1 each, and there will be a "buck-a-bag" sale from 2 to 3 p.m. OCC is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.

Halloween Mixer

Priestley Family Chiropractic will host a Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce Halloween Sunset Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at its offices, 3 Corporate Plaza, Suite 200, Newport Beach. Admission is free for CdM Chamber of Commerce members and $15 for guests. Please RSVP at admin@cdmchamber.com or call (949) 673-4050.


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.


'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.

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.irvineparkrailroad.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.


Mixing It Up

The Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach Chambers of Commerce will hold a joint mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Seasons 52, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa (at South Coast Plaza between Sears and Bloomingdale's). Members pay $10 to get in and prospective members pay $20. Call (714) 885-9090, or go to http://www.costamesachamber.com, for details.

Meet the Researcher

The Roman Reed Foundation presents "An Evening with Dr.. Hans Keirstead," a celebration of the UC Irvine researcher's groundbreaking work into stem cell treatment for spinal chord injuries. The event will take place at the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UCI. Dr. Keirstead will give a lecture at 7:15 p.m., following a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. and a public reception at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $150 for admission to the VIP reception, the lecture and a tour of the laboratory, and $50 for the public reception, lecture and lab tour. Students pay $20. To register, go to http://www.eveningwithhanskeirstead.


Meet The Artist

The Pacific Art Foundation hosts its annual Meet The Artist event featuring the work of eight female artists. A VIP cocktail reception at 6 p.m. will feature a presentation by Peter Frank, a consultant curator at the Riverside Art Museum who blogs about art for the Huffington Post. The event will take place at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. The main exhibition will be opened for general admission at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $100 for admission to the cocktail and the exhibition and $75 for the exhibition only. RSVP by going to http://www.pacificartfoudnation.org.

Under the Stars

Leslie Helliwell, the naturalist at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach will lead a one-hour session in helping people identify the stars. Greek and Native American stories will also be told. The event, from 6 to 7 p.m., is free for ENC members and $5 for non-members. Call (949) 645-8489 to RSVP.


China Expert

Greg Autry, a business professor at UC Irvine and author of "Death by China," will be the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Newport Harbor Republican Women, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach. Admission costs $30. To reserve a seat, call (949) 720-1726.

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