OCC Original Play Festival
The Orange Coast College Repertory will present seven original short plays, including ones written by OCC students. The show is at 7:30 p.m and admission at OCC's Drama Studio Lab Theatre is free. OCC is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
Coffee Talk at TBY
Sunday morning's Coffee Talk discussion at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, will be a discussion with Tessa Kershnar and Steve Parker — marriage and family therapists — on how to make the most of your marriage. The session, which begins at 9 a.m. in the Marcus Library at TBY, is open to the public.
Day at The Bay
To mark Earth Day, the Newport Bay Conservancy presents its 22nd annual Day at the Bay, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. Admission is free. For more information, call (949) 640-6712 or go to http://www.newportbay.org.
Tias Arms Annual
Tias Arms, a nonprofit started by Hoag Hospital nurse Joanne Baker to reach out to South African children abandoned or orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, will hold its 11th annual fundraising benefit from 1 to 4 p.m. at Chapman University's Beckman Hall 404. Admission to the event and luncheon costs $35 or $15 without the meal. For tickets, call (949) 650-6254 or visit http://www.tiasarms.org. The Chapman campus is at 1 University Drive, Orange.
At the Costa Mesa Historical Society
Craig MacDonald gives a talk at the Costa Mesa Historical Society about Jessie Benton Fremont, a woman who helped save the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The talk at the CMHS, 1870 Anaheim Ave., begins at 2:30 p.m.
Kick-Off Party for
The ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, Newport Ocean Sailing Assn., Balboa Business Improvement District and Visit Newport Beach will throw a kick-off party for the 2012 Newport to Ensenada Race. The citywide party is from noon to 4 p.m. at the Balboa Fun Zone.
Newport Boat Show
The 39th annual Newport Boat Show takes place at Lido Marina Village on the Balboa Peninsula. For more information, go to http://www.newportinwaterboatshow.com.
TILL APRIL 28
Vanguard University's Theatre Arts department presents its production of the musical comedy "Hairspray." Shows will be performed in the Lyceum Theater on the Vanguard campus, at 55 Fair drive, Costa Mesa. For ticket information and showtimes, go to http://www.vanguardtickets.com.
TILL APRIL 29
'The Prince of Atlantis'
The world premiere of "The Prince of Atlantis," by Steven Drukman, will take place on the Segerstrom Stage at South Coast Repertory Theatre, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, go to http://www.scr.org.
TILL MAY 4
OCC Spring Plant Sale
Orange Coast College will have a spring plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays in the Horticulture Garden Nursery, near the Adams parking lot. For more information, go to http://www.occhorticulture.com.
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.
Book Sale at OCC
The Friends of the Library at Orange Coast College will hold its Spring Book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the OCC Library. Proceeds will benefit the library. OCC is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
Parkinson's Fitness Class
A free class, "Parkinson's In Balance," is at noon Tuesdays at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 642-9990, or go to http://www.parkinsonsinbalance.com, for more information.
'Searching For Democracy'
The Newport Beach Public Library is participating in the statewide "Search for Democracy" initiative, and hosts a lecture by Richard Beeman, author of "The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution." The event is at 7 p.m. at the Central Library's Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org or call (949) 717-3800.