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.
Temple Isaiah Celebrates Hanukkah
Temple Isaiah, at 2401 Irvine Ave. in Newport Beach, will celebrate Hanukkah with a 6:30 p.m. pot luck dinner followed by a Sabbath Eve service at 8 p.m. If you plan to attend the dinner, please bring a vegetarian or dairy dish and a menorah for the fourth night of Hanukkah. For more information, call (949) 549-6900.
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 http://www.festivalballet.org.
'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 http://www.scr.org.
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. 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 JAN. 7
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 http://www.newportaquaticcenter.com.
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.
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.
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 www.newportbeachlibrary.org or call (949) 717-3800.
Mike Scioscia Visits Newport
The Cannery, 3010 Lafayette Road, Newport Beach continues its Hot Stove League Series with special guest Mike Scioscia. Enjoy a cocktail hour and a three-course meal and wine pairing with a baseball great for $750, which the Angels Baseball Foundation will match. Proceeds go to Urban Youth Academy in Compton. Seating is limited to 50. For more, call (562) 690-2011 or visit http://www.cannerynewport.com.