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TODAY

A battle sail reenactment will pit The Lynx of Newport Harbor

against The Spirit of Dana Point. The fight will be from 1 to 5 p.m.

and will be hosted by the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 151 E.

Coast Highway. Tickets will cost $50 for adults, $25 for children.

Information: (949) 673-7863.

A charitable golf tournament will be held to benefit the Fairview

Developmental Center. The 33rd annual Steve Pappas Friends "Fore"

Fairview contest will be at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf

Course Drive, Costa Mesa. The cost to play will be $75. Call to set

up a tee time. Information: (714) 957-5188 or (949) 645-2886.

The Maine Attraction Cat Fanciers show will be a tribute to the

Maine Coon cat, the largest breed recognized by the Cat Fanciers

Assn. The 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. show will be at the Orange County Fair and

Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Information: (858)

455-9390.

"An Old Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social" will

be a family event with music, vaudeville acts, a sing-along and a

holiday melodrama. The 2 and 7 p.m. shows will be performed by the

Orange Coast College Repertory Theatre Company at the Drama Lab

Theatre, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.

Tickets will cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Information:

(714) 432-5880.

Handcrafted gifts will be on sale at Piecemakers' annual Christmas

fair. More than 175 artists will have booths at the event. The fair

will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Piecemakers, 1720 Adams Ave., Costa

Mesa. Information: (714) 641-3112.

A Christmas concert by the St. Andrew's Sanctuary Choir and

Orchestra will include works by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky and a

Christmas Carol sing-along. The 4 p.m. concert will be at St.

Andrew's Church, 600 St. Andrew's Road, Newport Beach. Tickets will

cost $10. Information: (949) 574-2284.

"Ceremony," a performance by the Orange County Women's Chorus,

will include a variety of ceremonial music from many cultures. The 4

p.m. concert will be at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover

Drive, Newport Beach. Tickets will cost $15, or $10 for students.

Information: (949) 451-8590 or http://www.ocwomens

chorus.org.

A magic show is scheduled as part of a library open house.

Illusionist David Skale will perform from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The open

house, which will include face painting and other children's

activities, will be at the Corona del Mar Branch Library, 420

Marigold Ave., Corona del Mar. Information: (949) 644-3075.

TUESDAY

A Menorah Lighting Ceremony will be led by Rabbi Reuven Mintz of

the Chabad Jewish Center in Newport Beach. The 5:30 p.m. event will

be in the Bloomingdale's Courtyard, Fashion Island, Newport Beach.

Information: (949) 721-2000 or http://www.shopfashionisland.

com.

A representative from Vanguard University will visit Orange Coast

College from 3 to 6 p.m. The college is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa

Mesa. Information: (714) 432-5894.

A lecture on 18th century fantasy literature will be led by

Michael Mandelkern, dean of Orange Coast College's Literature and

Languages Division. The 7 p.m. lecture will be at the Lido Isle

Clubhouse, 701 Via Lido Soud, Lido Island. Admission will be $5, or

free for members of the Friends of Orange Coast College's Norman E.

Watson Library. Information: (714) 432-5087.

FRIDAY

Children will be able to play in the snow at the 11th annual

Lighting of the Bay Ceremony. The event will end with Santa Claus

flipping the switch for several electric Christmas trees. The 6 p.m.

ceremony will be at the Newport Dunes Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive,

Newport Beach. Information: (949) 729-DUNE.

"Stage Door," a comedy about 16 young actresses living in 1940s

New York City, will be performed by Estancia High School students.

The 7:30 p.m. show will be at Barbara Van Holt Theatre, Estancia High

School, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. Tickets will cost $8 in

advance and $10 at the door. Information: (949) 515-6537.

The Single Gourmet will host a dinner for single professionals.

The 7 p.m. event will be at Turner New Zealand, 650 Anton Blvd.,

Costa Mesa. Information: (949) 854-6552.

A Christmas luncheon will be hosted by the Newport Harbor

Republican Women. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at The Pacific

Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd. Admission will cost $25. Information:

(949) 644-0539.

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