Thursday's Calendar

April 06, 2011
  • TODAY: The Newport Beach Library Foundation hosts Peter Stekel, who will be talking about his book “Final Flight: The Mystery of a WWII Plane Crash and the Frozen Airmen in the High Sierra” starting at 7 p.m. at the library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.
TODAY: The Newport Beach Library Foundation hosts Peter… (Courtesy Newport…)


'God Is Speaking To You'

Elise Moore from Nashville, Tenn., will be speaking about prayer from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. The event is sponsored by the Christian Science church. For more information, visit

Juvenile Diabetes Shopping Fundraiser

Items bought at Saks Fifth Avenue in South Coast Plaza will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There will also be a morning runway fashion show. For more information, e-mail

SOY Fiesta

Save Our Youth hosts its fundraising event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Taco Rosa, 2632 San Miguel Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, visit, call Trevor Murphy at (949) 548-3255 or e-mail Mary Cappellini at

'Chocolate Passover Seder'

The Women of Temple Bat Yahm present a special "Chocolate Passover Seder" at 7 p.m. at Temple Bat Yahm's Main Social Hall, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. The cost is $10 per person and the program is for ages 12 and older. For more information, call (714) 641-8234.



'The Wizard of Oz'

The Pacific Symphony performs the score to "The Wizard of Oz" live with the film at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Guests are encouraged to come in costume and sing along with the musical numbers. Tickets start at $25. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit


Jimmy Hopper Show

Jimmy Hopper and his band perform Fridays at the Palm Terrace Lounge at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Seating starts at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Performance and dinner are $65. Hopper and his band will also continue their Saturday performance at the Island Hotel. For more information, call (949) 760-4920.

Gift of Literacy Luncheon

The Newport Beach Public Library presents its fourth annual Gift of Literacy Luncheon, featuring guest speaker Nicole Mones. Mones, author of "Lost in Translation" and "Cup of Light," will talk about her latest book "The Last Chinese Chef" at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Tickets for the luncheon start at $75 per person. For more information, call (949) 717-3874.

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