Wednesday's Calendar

March 15, 2011
  • THURSDAY TILL SATURDAY: Katharine McPhee, a runner-up on “American Idol,” performs at 8 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The show is part of the Pacific Symphony's Pops Series. Tickets are $25 to $185. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit
THURSDAY TILL SATURDAY: Katharine McPhee, a runner-up… (Courtesy PACIFIC…)


Toastmasters Open House

The Toastmasters Highway to Success Club holds a meeting for new members from 12:05 to 1 p.m. at the Caltrans offices in Irvine. The club helps its members with public speaking and leadership. Call Dorothy Morris at (949) 786-0030 for exact directions to the meeting.

Business Finesse Workshop

Theresa Thomas leads a workshop from noon to 2 p.m. geared to perfecting the social and entertainment aspects of conducting business deals outside an office environment. The event at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 2961-A Michelson Drive, Irvine, is through the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Price is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. For more information, call Pam Smith at (949) 729-4411 or e-mail

Human Trafficking

St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, hosts a human trafficking lecture at 7:30 p.m. at Fellowship Hall. Guest speaker Kay Buck's lecture is titled "Slavery and Human Trafficking: What It Is, Why It Is and What Is Being Done About It." The event is free. For more information, call (949) 644-1341 or visit


Transfer Fair

Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, hosts its Spring 2011 Transfer Fair for college students. Admission officers from University of California and California State University campuses will attend. The free event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the courtyard of Watson Hall, the college's enrollment center.

'The Kerrazy Kronicles'

Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, hosts the movie premiere of "The Kerrazy Kronicles," which is an up-close look at ASP Tour surfer Josh Kerr. The event is at 8 p.m. and a select number of tickets are available at the theater's box office.

Chamber Lunch

A group of Costa Mesa Chamber members meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, to exchange leads. Visitors are welcome. Cost is $17; no reservation is necessary. For more information, call (714) 885-9093 or visit


'Push Pull'

The Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, presents "Push Pull," an exhibit by artist Michael Gallagher. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. A closing reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. For more information, call (949) 515-5102 or visit


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