Thursday's Calendar

September 21, 2011


Substance Abuse Prevention

The OC Substance Abuse Prevention Network holds its annual Showcase of Community Agencies at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $15.

Friendship Bench

Rotary Clubs of Newport Beach and Okazaki-South, Japan, will dedicate a park bench in the southwest corner of Irvine Terrace Park, near Coast Highway at Seadrift and Evita drives, Newport Beach. The bench will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. in honor of past Okazaki-South President Masao Kato, who died in May, for his efforts in fostering sister city ties between Okazaki and Newport.


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

Newport Beach Arts Commission is organizing a daylong trip to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. The chartered bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. from the parking lot at the Newport Beach Central Library branch, 1000 Avocado Ave., and returns around 4 p.m. Tickets cost $75 and include bus ride, lunch and private tour of the Norton Simon. It is necessary to pre-register for this event under "Museum Tours" at


Chef Auction

The March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction benefit is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Individual tickets cost $250. For tickets and information, visit, or call (949) 263-1100.

Costa Mesa GOP

Police Chief Tom Gazsi will be on hand to meet community members at a meeting of the Costa Mesa Republican Assembly. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Dakota Room of the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. Tickets cost $5 but admission for first-time visitors is free.

Kurt Vile and the Violators

Kurt Vile and the Violators perform at 9 p.m. at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., in Costa Mesa. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $15. For more information, go to


Boat Show

The 33rd annual Lido Yacht Expo opens at Lido Marina Village, 3400 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. Admission for the event is $12 for adults. Children ages 12 and younger get in for free. For event hours and more information, call (949) 757-5959, or go to

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