Wednesday's Calendar


'The Art of Uncertainty'

Dennis Merritt Jones will talk about "The Art of Uncertainty" at an Inside Edge networking breakfast meeting at UC Irvine's University Club, 801 E. Peltason. The event starts at 6:30 a.m. First-time guests pay $35 for admission. To book a seat, go to

Free Children's Health


Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine will offer a free screening for children, from 10 a.m. to noon. The Dec. 14 session will be a screening for fine and gross motor functions. The museum is at 29 Hubble. For more information, call (949) 428-3900 or go to

E-Book Training

Newport Beach Public Library offers a hands-on eBook training session from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Library staff will demonstrate Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iPad and Sony readers and provide personal instruction for downloading free eBooks from the Overdrive site. Customers should bring their own eReading devices to enable downloading directly to their reader. For more information, visit or call (949) 717-3800.

Connect With Grandparents

Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Room 3 or the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, visit

OCC Christmas Concert

The Orange Coast College Wind Ensemble will perform its ninth annual Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. in the Student Center at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. No charge for admission.


Family Hanukkah


The Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County will hold its Family Hanukkah Celebration, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is free but advanced registration is required by going to or calling (949) 435-3400. The Merage JCC of OC is at 1 Federation Way in Irvine.


Paulo Szot

Opera singer Paulo Szot will make his debut in the Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets for his performances cost $75. For show times and tickets, go to, or call (714) 556-2787.


Las Posadas at Pretend City

Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine kicks off its annual, 9-day Las Posadas celebration. For more information, call (949) 428-3900 or go to The museum is at 29 Hubble.

League of Women Voters Luncheon

Prof. Toni Sullivan of the University of Missouri and the former chair of USC's Department of Nursing, will be the keynote speaker at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon, which will take place at Coco's at Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, at noon. RSVP by calling Barbara Wood at (949) 400-2183. The event is open to league members and the public.


'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.


'The Nutcracker'

The Festival Ballet Theatre presents its annual production of "The Nutcracker" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For showtimes and ticket information, call (714) 962-5440 or go to

'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, Saturdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

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