Wednesday's Calendar


Floral Design Class

"Floral Design Using Tropicals" will be the theme of a 9 a.m. class at the Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar. Pre-registration, which costs $50, is required. Call (949) 673-2261 or go to for more information.

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.

Nature Games Canceled

The "Nature Games" program of workshops for children at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach has been canceled because of low enrollment, an ENC official said on Tuesday.


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


Free Webinar

The Irvine Micropreneur Program will present "Get Out of Your Rut — Even if You Don't Think You Can," a free webinar with Robert Coleman, president of the Pacific Venture Club. Coleman also hosts The Irvine Micropreneur Program, which is affiliated with the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. To watch the webinar, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., go to

Open House

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Irvine will put on a free open house from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at 4662 Barranca Pkwy., Irvine. OLLI is a community of learners continuing to enhance their education in retirement or semi-retirement. RSVP by calling (940) 770-9007, or (949) 451-1403 after Jan. 2. For more information, go to


Steve Tyrell

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell performs at the Samueli Theater in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Cabaret Series. Tickets start at $72. For showtimes and more information, visit


Rose Pruning at Sherman

As part of its Weekend Gardener Series, which is free to the public, Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, will present a morning program on rose pruning at 9:30 a.m. Call (949) 673-2261 or go to for more information.

BrideWorld Expo

The BrideWorld Expo is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Buildings 14 and 16 at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, go to

The Juan MacLean

The Juan MacLean headlines the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $10, and doors open at 9 p.m. For more information, visit

Marino Formenti

The Philharmonic Society presents pianist Marino Formenti, who will perform Beethoven's "Diabelli Variations," among other works. The concert is at 8 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $30. For more information, visit


'Cars & Cockpits'

The Lyon Air Museum at John Wayne Airport will host classic Jaguars belonging to members of the Jaguar Owners Club of Los Angeles. The event is from 10 to 11:30 a.m (weather permitting) and is part of the museum's "Cars & Cockpits" series. Go to for more information.

Zen Meditation Workshop

The Zen Center of Orange County, 120 E. 18th St, Costa Mesa, presents an "Introduction to Zen Meditation" workshop, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The tax-deductible fee to enroll is $75 and includes a month of follow-up sessions. Online registration is required. For more information, go to

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