Wednesday's Calendar


Welsh Christmas

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


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.


'Things That Keep Me Up at Night'

Orange Coast College's Doyle Arts Pavilion hosts an exhibit featuring memorable images from 20 artists. Admission to the "Things That Keep Me Up at Night" exhibit is free. For more information, call (714) 432-5102 or visit


Toy Drive

Patrick's Pub, at 2645 Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa, is sponsoring its fifth annual toy drive for the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. The pub will accept donations of new and unwrapped toys. For more information, call (714) 966-2721.


'A Christmas Carol'

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, presents its 32nd annual production of Charles Dickens' classic "A

Christmas Carol." For showtimes and more information, visit


Art Show

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.


Holiday Soiree and Benefit

School board member Katrina Foley hosts her third annual Holiday Soiree and Benefit from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mesa Restaurant in the Camp, 725 Baker St., Costa Mesa. This year's event benefits Second Harvest Food Bank and One Coat Drive. Tickets to the cocktail-attire event are $25. For more information, visit


Nutcracker for Kids

The Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theater team up for a performance of a kids-themed "Nutcracker," as part of the Pacific Symphony's Family Musical Mornings series. Showtimes are at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and tickets start at $19. For more information, visit

Holiday Puppet Show

The Newport Beach Public Library presents "The Night BEARfore Christmas," a holiday puppet show for children. The two performances are free and are at 1 p.m. at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., and 2:30 p.m. at the Crean Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave. For more information, call (949) 717-3800, ext. 2.

Lemondrop Toys for Tots Party

Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and up, will have its Toys for Tots Holiday party from 7 to midnight at the Newport Beach Elks Lodge, 3456 Via Oporto. Bring an unwrapped toy for kids to be received by the U.S. Marines. A free dance lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and parking is $3. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600.

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