Wednesday's Calendar


Computer Friends of OASIS

The OASIS Senior Center's Computer Friends, a club which helps seniors learn computer basics, meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. The fee is $2. For more information, call (949) 646-9169.

Family Nature Walk

The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach, presents a one-hour nature walk for families, in which people will learn about how to tell a tree's age and observe layers of the forest, among other things. The event is from 2 to 3 p.m. and is free, but space is limited. For more information, call (949) 645-8489 or email

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

Full Moon Walk

Environmental Nature Center Naturalist Leslie Helliwell will lead a "Full Moon Walk for the Family," starting at 6 p.m. at the ENC, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. It costs $6 for nonmembers to sign up for the event, and $5 for members. For more information, call (949) 645-8489 or go to

H Space Happening

Hurley will debut "Fin," a short film by C.R. Stecyk III, and a corresponding T-shirt collection, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the H Space Gallery at Hurley's Costa Mesa headquarters, 1945 Placentia Ave. For more information, go to

Valentine's Show

Lee Mallory hosts a night of poetry and music at Alta Coffee and Restaurant, 506 31st St., Newport Beach. Mallory's poetry will be followed by the music of Courtney Montgomery. The show is free and starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call (949) 675-0233.


A Taste of Monaco

Seven South Coast Plaza restaurants, including Marché Moderne, Pinot Provence and Antonello Ristorante, give a culinary tribute to Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo's "Cinderella," which is at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The restaurants will feature prix fixe menus and specials "showcasing the cuisine of the Principality," according to a release. For more information, call (714) 435-2000.


'Elemeno Pea'

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, presents playwright Molly Smith Metzler's "Elemeno Pea." The play is a "comedy about class, family and the choices that shape who we are," according to a release. For showtimes and more information, visit


Chamber Meeting

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce will hold a government affairs and community updates meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Chamber's offices, 2855 E. Coast Hwy.

Update on Free Trade Pact

Maryavis Bokal, an Irvine-based international trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce, will be the keynote speaker and moderator at a roundtable discussion about a trade agreement signed between the United States, Colombia , Panama and South Korea. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, visit

Friends of Costa Mesa


Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece will speak at the annual meeting of the Friends of Costa Mesa Libraries, which is at 7 p.m. at the Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 438-0517.


Roberta Flack

Grammy Award-winner Roberta Flack performs with the Pacific Symphony at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25 and the show is at 8 p.m. For more information, visit


African American Art Song Alliance Conference

Internationally renowned performers, artists, musicians and historians are gathering at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts for the 15th African American Art Song Alliance Conference. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents a West Coast exclusive engagement by Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. Tickets start at $13.60. For showtimes and more information, go to


Dr. George Friedman

Dr. George Friedman, founder and chairman of STRATFOR, will speak on forecasting and analyzing geopolitics as part of the Newport Beach Public Library's Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Central Library branch, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $55 per person for Friday and $35 per person Saturday. For more information, call (949) 548-2411 or visit

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