Retail Therapy: Corner comes to Irvine

Grand slam: The Irvine Chamber of Commerce has announced several upcoming ribbon-cutting events. The newly remodeled Corner Bakery at 13786 Jamboree Road will celebrate its grand opening at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 with free snacks and beverages. Information:

Tension reliever: Massage Heights, 3881 Alton Parkway, Suite A, Irvine, will host a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 17. The morning will include free chair massages, giveaways and opportunity drawings. The facility offers early-morning and late-evening treatment options in addition to standard hours, seven days a week, to allow everyone time for a retreat. Information: (949) 502-4117.

Sip and share: Back to Natives Restoration will host a Coffee Cupping Fundraiser from 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Green Bliss café in Fullerton, at the Villa del Sol, 305 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 103. Similar to a wine tasting, the coffee cupping will allow a barista to help attendees discern the differences between various types of coffee. Admission is $15 per person. Sign up at

Surf no turf: Fresh seafood restaurant Slapfish, 19696 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, has introduced a resolution-friendly light dining menu that includes salad options, banh mi burrito, hot shrimp roll and grilled fish and chips. The restaurant's popular All-American Lobster Boil also has been added to the permanent menu. Information:

Future tense: The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach, is hosting a free estate planning workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Attorney Paula Clarkson will discuss estate plans and how to best create one. Register at

Restaurant Week preview: Chef Yvon Goetz of the Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Tustin will demonstrate one of the restaurant's dishes from its upcoming Orange County Restaurant Week menu at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom, 151 Kalmus Drive, Suite L-3, Costa Mesa. Enjoy a chat with the chef along with wine and appetizers from Bread Artisan Bakery and Cabot Cheese. Tickets are $15, the full amount of which will benefit Share Our Strength, a national organization focused on ending childhood hunger. For tickets, visit

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