International Literacy Day
The Newport Beach Public Library's Literacy Services marks International Literacy Day, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Friends Meeting Room, Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The public is invited. For more information, call (949) 717-3874.
Chamber Networking Luncheon
The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly networking luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members pay $17 and potential members pay $20. Call (714) 885-9093 for more information.
Newcomers Club of Newport Beach
The club invites those who have lived in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar for less than five years to a get together for new and prospective members. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. at 30 Long Bay Drive, Newport Beach.
Benefit Chili Fest
Members of the Costa Mesa Fire Department take part in a chili fest at Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill, South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St. One dollar from the sale of each item off a special menu during the 6 to 8 p.m. event will benefit the Costa Mesa Firefighters Widows & Orphans Fund. Commemorative 9/11 10th anniversary memorial T-shirts will be on sale. For more information, call (714) 979-7469.