Runway Dash & e-Recycle Day
The Orange County Great Park invites visitors to drop off old TVs, computer monitors, DVD players and other electronic devices. The event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park's e-recycling collection zone. A free 5K run and walk will also take place. For more information, visit http://www.ocgp.org.
Mesa Consolidated Water District will give a workshop on how to landscape while being water-efficient. The event is from 9 a.m. to noon at the district's offices, 1965 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call (949) 631-1200 or go to http://www.MesaWater.org.
The Pelican Courtyard Open Air Flea Market for New and Vintage Finds is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month .The event is at 124 Tustin Ave, Mariners Mile section of Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.thepelicancourtyard.com.
Bridal Gown Sample Sale
Working Wardrobes hosts a bridal gown sample sale from 9 a.m. to noon at its offices at 3030 Pullman St., Suite A, Costa Mesa. Gowns designed by Vera Wang, Erin Cole, Jude Waddell and others, which normally sell for at least $1,000 at retail prices, will be sold for $25 to $500. For more information, visit http://www.workingwardrobes.org.
'April Showers to Flowers'
The UC Irvine Arboretum will have its annual "April Showers to Flowers" plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The arboretum is south of the intersection of Campus Drive and Jamboree Road at UCI's North Campus.
Car Wash Fundraiser for
The Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation will stage a car wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. Proceeds benefit the foundation, which supports Newport's adopted military unit, the 1/1 Marines. For more information, call (949) 385-1110 or visit http://www.oneonemarines.com.
National Library Week in Newport
The Newport Beach Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with a host of family friendly activities aimed at encouraging reading and boosting literacy. For more information, call (949) 717-3800 and punch in option No. 2, or go to http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents its annual Newport Beach Arts Exhibition from 1 to 6 p.m. at the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. More than 75 regional artists will participate. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeachca.gov/
Trumpeter Chris Botti in
Chris Botti will headline a series of concerts with the Pacific Symphony. The shows will take place at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or go to http://www.PacificSymphony.org.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Youth Expo Activities at O.C. Fairgrounds
The Orange County Science and Engineering Fair, an annual science competition, will continue and an Exhibit Hall Open House will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in Exhibit Hall No. 14 at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. This event will be part of the Fairgrounds' Youth Expo Days, along with the Vital Link STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and DMA (Digital Media Arts) Showcase and Competitions. For more information, go to http://www.ocsef.org.
'Sea Dogs, Sailors, Scientists'
The ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach, offers a free spring break festival program from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, go to http://www.explorocean.org or call (949) 675-8915.
Love, Sex and God
Mariners Church in Irvine will conduct a series of conversations about love, sex and God. The weekly discussions will take place at 7 p.m. on Sundays through April 15. Registration to this free program is not required. For more information, go to http://www.getnakedtruth.com.
Collage Workshop at OCMA
At 12:30 p.m., the Orange County Museum of Art offers a free collage workshop as part of its Studio Sundays series with paid admission. A story time in the galleries is at 12:45 p.m. OCMA is at 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, go to http://www.ocma.net.
The band Pinch Me! performs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pierce Street Annex, 330 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.pinchmeband.com.
Huntington Beach Concert
The Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra performs a selection of pieces by Wagner, Beethoven and Dvorak in a 3 p.m. concert at the Huntington Beach Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach. Tickets cost $25 at the door. For more information, go to http://www.hbsymphony.org.
SUNDAY TILL MAY 6
South Coast Repertory presents the musical drama "Cloudlands," based on the book by Octavio Solis. The performances will be at the Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.