'Common Misconceptions about Islam'
The Islamic Education Center of Orange County's Youth Group presents a presentation on "Common Misconceptions about Islam" for high school students and advisors at 8 p.m. at 3194B Airport Loop, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 432-0060.
Family Shabbat Service
Temple Bat Yahm hosts a Family Shabbat Service, featuring the Glee-kim Youth Choir, at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. The service will be followed by a Family Shabbat Dinner and a special tribute to Joanne Mercer, retiring as director of religious education. Guests are welcome. For more information and dinner reservations, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
The Friends of the Library host a used book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The Friday event is for members only. For more information, call (949) 759-9667.
FRIDAY TILL SUNDAY
Annual Gem Faire
The 22nd annual Gem Faire will be at the O.C. Fairgrounds in O.C. Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Building 10. Nearly 200 exporters and importers will be present. For the event's operating hours and more information, visit http://www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300.
FRIDAY TILL JUNE 4
SCAPE, 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, presents "Lux: Variations on a White Theme" that depicts artists exploring the various possibilities with shades of white. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery. For more information, visit http://www.scapesite.com.
Spring Plant Sale
Orange Coast College's horticulture garden presents its Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. More than 2,500 plants will be on sale. For more information, visit http://www.occhorticulture.com, or call (714) 432-0202, ext. 26533.
The UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents its 2011 master's students thesis exhibition. The exhibition is at the University Art Gallery, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine.