Costa Mesa. Information: (949) 548-8473.
John L. Blom Custom Photography is having its annual spring children's
special on photography sittings ideal for Easter, Mother's Day or
Father's Day. Savings are up to 50%. John L. Blom is at 3732 E. Pacific
Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. Information: (949) 675-3130.
The Yankee Candle Co. is opening a new store today at South Coast
Plaza, on the first level. The new store carries the Yankee Candle's
signature Housewarmer jar candle and tons of other candles in about 125
fragrances. There are almost 200 Yankee Candle stores nationwide, and
there are plans to open at least 45 more in the next few years. Most of
the candles come in the Yankee Housewarmer and Country Kitchen style, but
there are many other sizes and styles including jars, Samplers votive
candles, Tarts wax potpourri, pillars and tea lights. Candle accessories
are also available in a variety of patterns, colors and styles including
jar toppers, taper holders, pillar and jar bases, jar shades, tea light
holders and Samplers votive candleholders. There are also Car Jars air
fresheners and fragranced sachet packets. For the bath, there is the new
Yankee Candle bath line of personal care products. The Yankee Candle
Co.'s current special is on the Island Mango scented candle reduced 25%.
Free computer classes are offered from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every
Saturday at Apple Computer at Fashion Island. The classes, called
"Getting Started" are for beginners who'd like to learn how to use a Mac.
The class is available to anyone, and it's not necessary to own an Apple
computer to participate. The staff at Apple teaches the class in the
store theater on iPhoto, iTunes, Mac OS X and the latest hardware like
iPod and the new iMac. Other companies also teach computer classes at
Apple that are free and open to the public. For a class schedule you can
call Apple Computer at (949) 729-4433, or visit its Web site at o7