Retail Therapy: A seasonal need for sweaters

Warm wishes: Calypso St. Barth South Coast Plaza will collect gently used men's, women's and children's sweaters this weekend to donate to Covenant House and will give customers a 20% discount on sweaters in exchange. The promotion will be valid from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Information:

Fusion fun: Costa Mesa fast-casual Italian restaurant Burrissimo, 1534 Adams Ave., Suite D, will offer customers a voucher for a free Italian burrito at through Friday.

For frequent fliers: John Wayne Airport has opened two new concessions in its Terminal B: lifestyle shop Brookstone and full-service spa XpresSpa. Both are located near Gate 10. Information:

Eat and greet: Restaurant and gallery Bistango, 19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, debuts its winter art exhibit at a free public event from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday that includes free pizza and wine, and the opportunity to meet participating artists. To get on the list, email

Box with a bonus: All Orange County Chick-fil-A locations have partnered with Operation Christmas Child to hand out shoe boxes to be filled with gifts and trinkets for children. The restaurants will give coupons for free chicken sandwiches to all who turn in filled shoe boxes.

Light the night: Fashion Island will celebrate its popular annual tree lighting ceremony, hosted by Disney characters, at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with performances followed by the lighting of the 90-foot tree. Santa will be available afterward for pictures.

Pet pictures: Legendary outdoor furniture retailer Brown Jordan will celebrate its new store opening at SOCO, 3323 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with complimentary mini photo shoots by Greyboy Pet Prints for four-legged friends, and refreshments for adults by Bombdiggity Hot Dogs & Catering. Photo shoots are available by appointment with RSVP through Tuesday to Information:

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