Wednesday's Calendar

September 20, 2011


Future of Community Banks

Orange County Risk Management Assn. and SingerLewak present a seminar on the future of community banks. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club, 4100 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Registration is necessary for the seminar, which is $50 in advance and $60 at door. To register, go to or call (714) 267-5281.

Jewish Justices

Amy Hirshberg Lederman — an author, columnist and lawyer — will give a presentation about Jews who served as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Merage JCC Theatre, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. Tickets are $12 at door and $50 for priority seating. For more information, call (949) 435-3400 or visit


Emerson String Quartet

The famed Emerson String Quartet returns to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $60. For more information, visit


Canstruction Orange County

Check out the 15 structures made out of canned foods that will be displayed throughout South Coast Plaza during Festival of Children, all of which will later be donated to the Orange County Food Bank.


Festival of Children

The 10th annual Festival of Children — a month-long family oriented event featuring live music, dance performances, arts and crafts, and more — returns to South Coast Plaza. More than 75 youth-serving organizations will also be showcased. For a full schedule of events, visit

Paul Frank Book Drive

As part of the Festival of Children, the Paul Frank store at South Coast Plaza, will offer customers a 20% discount in exchange for donating a gently used children's book.


Musical at Vanguard

"Americans All," featuring music by retired Orange County Judge James P. Gray, plays at Vanguard University's Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, visit


OCC Transfer Day

Orange Coast College Transfer Day is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the campus quad, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Representatives from as many as 66 colleges and universities will be on hand at the free event, which will be open to the public.

Museum Excursion

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