Retail Therapy: Oh, baby, what a deal

Buy, baby, buy: Enjoy savings of up to 80% on baby clothes and nursery goods at the Piyo Piyo warehouse sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday at 14150 Myford Road, Irvine. Cash only. Information:

Hot tamale: Join chef Deborah Schneider of Sol Cocina at the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., at 7 p.m. Tuesday for an evening of learning recipes and tasting signature dishes like shrimp cucarachas, goat cheese tostada, salted roast peanuts and cilantro, hot and raw ceviche, and chocolate banana bread pudding. A $20-per-person fee will be charged to cover the cost of food. Register at by selecting "Library Programs" in the "Recreation Classes" area.

Bag envy: Leather lovers might want to flock to the Lodis sample sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 20382 Hermana Circle, Lake Forest. Get half off the collection of handbags, accessories and wallets. Cash only. Information:

Stir it up: The St. Regis Monarch Beach is hosting a master mixology lesson with Grey Goose vodka from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 26. Learn to create a balanced cocktail during an event accompanied by live music, appetizers and drinks. Admission is $45 per person. Reservations and information: (800) 722-1543 or

Return to Capistrano: Land at Mission San Juan Capistrano from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to enjoy the annual St. Joseph's Day and Return of the Swallows celebration. Plans for the day include live music, kids' activities, tours, food vendors, student performances, the ringing of the bells, and lectures on swallows and mission founder Junipero Serra. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 60 and up and $6 for children ages 4 to 11. For a full schedule of events, visit

Whet your appetite: Fig & Olive restaurant in Newport Beach, 151 Newport Center Drive, has announced a new midday aperitivo menu with selections priced from $7 to $9. The menu is available from 4 to 6 p.m. daily in the restaurant's bar and lounge. Options include French, Spanish and Italian tasting plates for $7; $9 signature cocktails, including the Piscine, Rossellini, Cucumber Cosmo, Fig & Walnut Julep, Summer in Provence and El Matador; and $9 French and Italian wines by the glass. Information:

Rose is a rose: Back to Natives Restoration is hosting a native plant food and medicine workshop from 10 a.m. to noon March 22 at its nursery in Santiago Park, near 600 E. Memory Lane, Santa Ana. Craig Torres, a descendant of the Native American Tongva tribe, which inhabited the region, will demonstrate methods of using rose hips. Register at

Sauvignon for a song: Popular new farm-fresh restaurant Lark Creek Newport Beach is offering half-price bottles of wine from its signature wine list throughout March. The selection includes wines from California and around the world. Information: (949) 640-6700 or

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