Wednesday's Calendar


'Keeping Your Brain Healthy for Life'

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce presents a networking luncheon with Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki, executive director of the Hoag Neurosciences Institute. He will talk about "Keeping Your Brain Healthy for Life." The networking event starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the presentation at noon. The event is at Five Crowns Restaurant, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., CdM. Chamber members pay $25 while guests pay $30. To reserve a seat, call (949) 673-4050.

Lunch-hour Discussion

Rabbi Gersh Zylberman will lead a lunchtime discussion focused on the question "What Would Judaism Have Us Do?" at Temple Bat Yahm. The event starts at noon at TBY's Marcus Library, 1011 Cambelback St., Newport Beach. Bring your own lunch.

Food & Wine

South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, hosts a night of

food and wine to benefit the

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Entertainment

will be provided by KCRW's

Jason Bentley and more than 30 wineries will be present at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's. The

event is from 6 to 9 p.m. and advance tickets are $75, and $100 at the door. For more information, call (949) 653-2900 or visit


SOY Fiesta

Save Our Youth holds its fourth annual SOY Fiesta from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Halecrest Park Clubhouse, 3107 Killybrooke Lane, Costa Mesa. Paloma Bautista, a SOY program and Costa Mesa High School graduate who went on to study at UC Irvine, will be the featured speaker. For more information, visit

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.

Industry Night Social

The Crow Bar and Kitchen, 2325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, hosts Industry Night Social from 10 p.m. until closing Thursdays. Specials during the night include $5 burgers, $8 flatbreads, $4.50 select draft beers and $5 on select wines by the glass. For more information, visit

Corona del Mar Residents Assn.

The Corona del Mar Residents Assn. Board of Directors meets at 7:30 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Newport Beach Country Club. Corona del Mar residents are encouraged to attend. For more information on guest speakers, visit or call (949) 719-9390.


World Dance Celebration

Orange Coast College will stage its World Dance Celebration, featuring dancers from 40 different cultures. The show is at 7 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets, visit


'Field of Honor'

The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor presents its third annual Armed Forces Day program, featuring "The Field of Honor," a display of 1,776 American flags in Castaways Park, off Dover Drive in Newport Beach. At noon Saturday, Lt. Col. Robert J. Friend, 92, one of the surviving Tuskegee Airmen, will give the keynote speech at a dedication ceremony. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, the exchange club will screen the feature film "All for Liberty" in Dierenfield Hall at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. For more information, visit or


Neighborhood Garage Sale

About 150 homes are expected to participate in the 20th annual Mesa Verde Neighborhood Garage Sale in Costa Mesa, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit or call (714) 540-7355.


Fundraiser for American

Cancer Society

Kathryn Smith, a Costa Mesa resident, along with Betty and David Comegys — and the San Diego Padres and American Cancer Society acting as a third party — are organizing an event at Sunday's Angels-Padres game at Petco Park in San Diego to benefit the ACS. The group has reserved the top floor of the Western Metal Supply Co. building near the left-field foul pole at Petco. The party starts at 12:05 p.m., followed by the game at 1:05 p.m. Tickets for the event cost $110 each. Mail your check to: Kathryn Smith, 3374 Corte Cassis, Costa Mesa. For more information, call

her at (714) 435-1743 or (714)

516-8081, or email her at

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