Wednesday's Calendar


Dancing With The Teachers

The Newport Harbor High School Dance Team hosts the Dancing with the Teachers event 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

Got a Headache?

Hoag Hospital will give a free class 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


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


Toys for Tots

Christ Lutheran School, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, is collecting Toys for Tots at its front office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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

The Four Preps

The vocal group The Four Preps perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. Tickets are $25 each. For more information, call (949) 630-4120.

Shop For a Good Cause

From 6 to 9 p.m., the Madewell store at South Coast Plaza will sell 31 Bits jewelry for a good cause. Costa Mesa-based 31 Bits ( helps women in Uganda have an economic livelihood through making pieces of jewelry out of recycled paper.



Food Drive

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 For more information, call at (949) 653-



Bay Lighting

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

Holiday Lights

The Lighting of the Bay starts at 6 p.m. at Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, go to, or call (949) 729-3863.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Larisa Gruer will talk about ayurvedic medicine practices at 8 p.m. during Shabbat services at Temple Isaiah, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 548-6900 or go to

Midnite Whiskey

Midnite Whiskey, a blues and rock band, performs a free show from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.


Piecemakers Festival

The Piecemakers Country Store, at 1720 Adams Ave. in Costa Mesa, will put on its Christmas Festival, which is from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit or call (714) 641-3112.


Welsh Christmas

Vanguard University's theater arts department presents "A Child's Christmas in Wales," adapted from a story by Dylan Thomas, in the school's Lyceum Theatre. For showtimes and ticket information, call (714) 668-6145 or go to Vanguard University is at 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.


Canoe under Holiday Lights

Enjoy outrigger canoeing for all ages and skill levels around Balboa islands under the glow of holiday lights decking out the watercraft and homes competing in the 103rd annual Boat Parade. Participants go out crowd-free on a non-boat parade day. Cost is $35 per person. Corporate and private holiday party paddles are available upon request. Meet at Newport Aquatic Center, 1 Whitecliffs Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949-646-7725) or visit

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