Lynda Zussman signs copies of her book, "Throw Me the Rope: A Memoir of Loving Lauren," from 10 a.m. to noon at the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, 1 Federation Way, Irvine.
Vox Pop Films presents a screening of and discussion about "Patient 13," a documentary film about the search for a cure to Type 1 diabetes. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hoag Hospital's Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center, Building 150, 520 Superior Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, email RSVP@voxpopfilms.tv.
Martha Stewart will prepare a recipe from her new book, "Martha's Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations," at 6 p.m. at Macy's Home Store at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Seats can be reserved by purchasing copies of the book. To reserve a seat, call (887) 884-3751.
Metta World Peace, the Los Angeles Laker formerly known as Ron Artest, and CNN's Jane Velez-Mitchell, will receive awards for their roles in advocating for children at the Joyful Child Gala. The event is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Fairmont Newport Beach, 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. For tickets, go to http://www.thejoyfulchild.org.