Costa Mesa High School, 2650 Fairview Road, hosts a benefit Food Truck Night from 5 to 8 p.m. in the student parking lot near the gym. The trucks will donate some of their proceeds for the high school's athletics, academics and other programs.
Naturalist Leslie Helliwell leads a workshop on how to wrap gifts in Furoshiki cloths, a Japanese tradition. The workshop is at 6:30 p.m. at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. Admission is $30 per person. RSVP by calling (949) 645-8489.
The Case Brothers wrap up their November residency at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 10 p.m. and is free. Also performing are the Kettle Drivers and DJ Velvet Touch. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave.
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
Dancing With The Teachers
The Newport Harbor High School Dance Team hosts its first Dancing with the Teachers at 7 p.m. Students have choreographed dances with teachers. Attendees will vote on their favorites and will have the chance to stuff the ballot box. Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the door at the ASB office at Newport Harbor High, 600 Irvine Ave. For more information, visit http://www.newportharborhigh
TUESDAY TILL JAN. 2
A free and public exhibit, "On Display in Orange County: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture," will be displayed on the penthouse level at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St.
TILL DEC. 4
Marine Gift Drive
The Orange County Great Park and city of Irvine are holding a holiday gift drive for the families of Irvine's adopted Marine unit. Unwrapped gifts will be collected for the Marines at the Great Park Visitors Center and at its Sunday Farmers Market. People who bring toy donations to the Farmers Market will get a $1 coupon off a purchase at the market. For more information, go to http://www.ocgp.org.
TILL DEC. 14
Toys for Tots
Christ Lutheran School, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, is collecting Toys for Tots at its our front office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
TILL DEC. 31
Orange County Fine Arts, an association of OC artists, presents an exhibition of artistic works by its members at the Showcase Gallery, South Coast Plaza Village, 3851 S. Bear St., Santa Ana. The gallery is open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
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) 759-1122.
TILL JAN. 29
"The Great Picture: The World's Largest Photograph & The Legacy Project," an exhibit presented by the Orange County Great Park, will be shown in the park's Palm Court arts complex. For hours and more information, go to http://www.ocgp.org.
Got a Headache?
Hoag Hospital will give a free class for the community on how to identify a headache and treat it. The class starts at 6 p.m. in the hospital's Newport Beach campus Conference Center No. 2. For more information, call (800) 514-4624 or visit http://www.hoag.org.
The Art of Bookmaking
Artist Kim Abeles teaches a studio workshop on bookmaking, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. OCMA members pay $40 and non-members pay $45 to participate. For more information, call (949) 759-1122 or go to http://www.ocma.net.
THURSDAY TILL JAN. 15
The city of Irvine and Second Harvest Food Bank are holding a food drive to help the needy during the holidays. The city and Second Harvest are seeking the following types of food donations, including: canned fruit and juices, canned soups, rice, cereal, canned veggies, canned fish, chicken or meat. For a list of sites where the food donations can be dropped of, go to http://www.cityofirvine.org. For more information, call at (949) 653-2900.
Santa Claus will herald the Lighting of the Bay at 6 p.m. at Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (949) 729-3863 or go to http://www.newportdunes.com.
Pet Photo Shoot
The Newport Beach Plaza Retirement Community presents the second annual Santa Claus and Pet Photo Shoot benefiting Stella's Hope, an all breed K-9 rescue. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors with doggy attire, jewelry and bandannas will be present. Admission is a suggested $20 donation. To make a reservation, call (949) 645-6833.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Crystal Cove Tree Lighting
Crystal Cove Alliance hosts its 15th annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony starting at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Crystal Cove Historic District. Admission to the tree lighting is free. This year will also feature a weekend Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p..m. For more information, visit http://www.crystalcovealliance.org.