Retail Therapy: Build that yoga wardrobe

Strike a pose: Yoga and activewear apparel designer Solow will hold an event hosted by yogi Angela Leigh of Equinox gym from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Irvine Spectrum Center's Nordstrom store. Attendees will enjoy cold-pressed juices and other refreshments, a raffle and a gift with purchase. Information:

Wine and dine: Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop is hosting regular wine tastings at both of its Costa Mesa locations. Tastings are $20 and include four wines and paired appetizers and cheeses. Those who RSVP in advance will receive a price break. Wine Wednesdays occur the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 234 E. 17th St.; Thirsty Thursdays are the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Greenleaf at SoCo, 3321 Hyland Ave. Information:

Sweet and spooky: Local confectioner B. toffee is offering individually wrapped B.oo Bites for Halloween. A set of 40 packages of milk or dark chocolate toffee B.oo Bites, made with premium ingredients like Guittard and Callebaut chocolates, can be ordered for $9.99 plus tax and shipping. Order by Oct. 23 to ensure delivery by Halloween or to pick up orders by Oct. 25. To order or for more information, call (949) 722-9001 or email

Love of reading: The Assistance League of Irvine is accepting donations of new or like-new children's books for the Operation School Bell program through Oct. 26. Donations should be geared to children and youths ages 5 to 17. Donations may be made at the league's Thrift & Gift Shop, 2452 Alton Parkway, Irvine. The location is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays. Those making donations will receive a 25% discount on all same-day shop purchases. Information: or (949) 798-5020.

Donate and receive: Orange Coast College is collecting e-waste, used clothing, household goods and furniture at the school's Parking Lot C, at Fairview Road and Arlington Drive in Costa Mesa, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Every vehicle that drops off a donation will receive two tickets to the Discovery Science Center in addition to a tax receipt. Funds raised from the donations will be used to build a sustainable garden classroom at the college's Harry and Grace Steele Children's Center. A shredder will be on hand for paper documents. Information:

A musical journey: The Pacific Symphony will host a 45-minute Halloween Masquerade for families at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It will feature music from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and more. A musical carnival will begin 45 minutes before each show. Kids are invited to come in costume and participate in many hands-on activities. Tickets are $19 to $39. For more information or to buy tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit

Girl power: Girls' swimwear and beachwear designer California Kisses will host a warehouse sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 17742 Cowan, Irvine. All items will be $10, cash only. Information:

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