Saturday's Calendar

March 18, 2011
  • TODAY: The fourth annual Harvesting Hope for the Olive Crest Kids, a fundraiser benefiting the Olive Crest's Project Independence, is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. The evening's main event features a presentation by gourmet chef Fabio Viviani (pictured), star of Bravo TV's “Top Chef.” Individual tickets start at $195. For more information, visit
TODAY: The fourth annual Harvesting Hope for the Olive…


Anglican Christian Conference

Anglican Christians will be gathering for the "Kingdom Conference 2011" at Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine. The conference will have workshops and children's programs. Noted theologian the Rev. Canon Michael Green will be in attendance and giving a speech the following Sunday. Register at For more information, visit

'Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi'

The Arts and Learning Conservatory presents "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi," a musical parody performed by local actors ages 8 to 15. The show, which benefits after-school theater programs in Orange County, is at 5 p.m. at Newport Mesa Church Auditorium, 2599 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa.. Tickets are $10 to $15. For more information, call (714) 728-7100 or visit

Meet The Mayor

Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn, will be talking and interacting with residents from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave.


'Psychedelic Days'

Patrick Campbell-Lyons, an original band member of U.K.'s Nirvana, will be a doing a book-signing of his memoir, "Psychedelic Days," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Borders bookstore, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 432-7854.

Storytime For Children

A reading of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and a "Curious George" character in costume will be presented at 1 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive Suite A215, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 718-0109.

School Clean-Up Day

Various Newport-Mesa Unified schools are part of "Extreme Makeover Day" from 8 a.m. to noon. The schools are Sonora Elementary, Paularino Elementary, Pomona Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Killybrooke Elementary and Wilson Elementary. All are welcome and there will be youngster-geared tasks available. E-mail Michelle at for more information.

Lemon Drop Dance Club

Newport Beach-based Lemon Drop Club, which hosts singles parties in Orange County geared for adults around the age of 40 and up, will have its St. Patrick's Day dance party from 7 to midnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 17941 Von Karman, Irvine. A free Italian buffet will be served from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and a free dance lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and parking is free. No membership is required. For more information, call (949) 378-6600 or visit


Katharine McPhee

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