Thursday's Calendar


Breakfast Boost

Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner Colin McCarthy will be the speaker at a 90-minute Breakfast Boost being hosted by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce. The event is from 7 to 8:45 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets cost $20 at the door. For more information, go to

Great Park Meeting

The Orange County Great Park Corporation's Board of Directors will meet for a regular session at 9 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine.

New to Town?

The Newport Beach Newcomers Club invites anyone who is new to the area to attend the club's Happy Hour. The event is at 5 p.m. at the Kimera Restaurant and Lounge, 19530 Jamboree Road, Irvine. For more information, email



"ReEntry," a docudrama about the struggles soldiers face returning from war, is at Founders Hall. The event is part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Off Center Festival. Tickets start at $20 and showtimes are at 8 p.m. For more information, visit


'Occupy The Courts'

MoveOn.Org, Occupy Wall Street and other groups will stage a one-day action of occupying federal courthouses in 30 cities, including Santa Ana. The demonstration will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Santa Ana Federal Courthouse, 411 W. 4th St., Santa Ana.

League Lunch

Anne Gray and Dr. Bill Honigman will be the featured speakers in a program about health care at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon. The event is at noon at Coco's at Fashion Island, 1515 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. RSVP by calling Barbara Wood at (949) 400-2183 or e-mailing For more information, go to

Slime Time is Here

Children ages 7 to 12 can take part in "Slime Time," a program involving hands-on experience with slimy animals and slime, which will be led by naturalist Meghan Lockwood. Cost is $10 per student. The program is from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 645-8489 or email


Ten Tiny Dances

Ten Tiny Dances, featuring 10 choreographers performing on a 16-square-foot canvas, comes to the Samueli Theater. The event is part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Off Center Festival. Tickets start at $20 and showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit


'Savor the Flavor'

Nearly 70 local restaurants will participate in the sixth annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week. To find out more about the culinary event, go to


Rummage Sale: Postponed

Because of rain in the forecast, the Early College High School PTSA has postponed its fundraising rummage sale, which it had scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ECHS campus, until further notice.

'Ten Ways to Boost Sales & Profits'

The city of Newport Beach, Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce and OPIS Network invite business owners and managers to a free workshop, "10 Ways to Boost Sales & Profits," from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. Admission is free through advance registration. For more information, visit http://www.newport100days

One-Day WWI Exhibition

Waddell & Reed's "Honoring Our History," a traveling World War I exhibition, will make a one-day stop at the Lyon Air Museum, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the WWI exhibition is free. Lyon Air Museum is at 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana. For more information, go to

Grand Opening Party

The OC Mart Mix Phase II celebrates its grand opening with a party from 3 to 6 p.m. at the OC Mart Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. The shopping center's website is

Irvine in Pictures

A free public reception for the city of Irvine's 40th anniversary photo contest exhibition is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave., Irvine. The exhibition runs through Feb. 4.

Mexican Institute of Sound

Mexican Institute of Sound, the project spearheaded by DJ Camilo Lara that fuses mariachi music with hip-hop and electronic sounds, performs at 8 p.m. at Founders Hall. The event is part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Off Center Festival. Tickets start at $20. For more information, visit

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