Balboa Bay Republican
Balboa Bay Republican Women, Federated meets at 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Balboa Bay Club & Resort. The meeting includes lunch and a guest speaker, and the cost is $30 per person. Valet parking is available for $7.
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.
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 http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org.
99% Spring Protest
In conjunction with a National Day of Action, the 99% Spring movement — sponsored by MoveOn.Org — will stage a non-violent protest from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bank of America branch at 3300 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.
Angels Executive in Newport
Dennis Kuhl, chairman of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, will be the featured speaker at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's Innovative Leaders Program. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Members with reservations pay $40 and prospective members pay $45. Reserve a seat at http://www.newportbeach.com.
Speak Up Newport
Scott Poster, Newport Beach's new fire chief, will be the featured speaker at the Speak Up Newport monthly meeting at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. A reception will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (949) 224-2266 or visit http://www.speakpnewport.org.
TILL MAY 27
Grief Share Recovery Group
The Newport Center United Methodist Church will offer a support group for people affected by the loss of a loved one. The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. The program is open to anyone, and the cost is $15 for the program workbook. For more information, go to http://www.griefshare.org.
The American Legion Auxiliary hosts a Ladies Boutique to benefit veteran and community programs. The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 215 E. 15th St., Newport Beach. Admission costs $5.
Free Corkage Thursdays
The Golden Truffle Restaurant, 1767 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, waives its corkage free for outside bottles of wine every Thursday night. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (949) 645-9970.
Photographer Greg Gorman
As part of its Library Live speakers' program, the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation presents celebrity photographer Greg Gorman at 7 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. There is a $10 suggested donation. For more information, visit http://www.nbplfoundation.org.
THURSDAY TILL SATURDAY
Pianist Andrew von Oeyen joins the Pacific Symphony to perform pieces by Prangcharoen, Mendelssohn and Schubert in a concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $25. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
TILL JUNE 2
Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, presents a series of classes on co-parenting, led by Elizabeth Bader, founder of Positive Co-Parenting. The classes are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays in May, and a day-long session will be given from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2. There is a $49 fee to sign up and child care for Thursday night classes is available for an extra $30. For more information, visit http://www.marinerschurch.org/
National Public Gardens Day
In observance of National Public Gardens Day, the Sherman Library & Gardens, at 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, will offer free admission from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (949) 673-2261 or visit http://www.slgardens.org.
Open Studio-Salon Night
Steven Kirsch will be the featured artist at an open studio and salon night hosted by Michaell Magrutsche, from 6 to 9 p.m., at his studio, 245 Marsala, Newport Beach. For more information, visit http://www.michaellart.com.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. The service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Jonathan Grant and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.