Thursday's Calendar

November 16, 2011


GOP Women's Luncheon

Ann McElhinney, a journalist and filmmaker, will be the keynote speaker for "Environmentalism: Enemy of the Poor" at a Newport Harbor Republican Women luncheon. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Tickets cost $30. For more information, visit

Fashion Bloggers' Soirée

The Orange County Fashion Assn. will present a panel of fashion bloggers and writers, including Heather Petrey, Christopher Luu, Sandra Mendoza-Daly and Michelle Tyree, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hanford Hotel, 3131 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. The style bloggers and writers will talk about how they started their fashion blogs and how they became successful.


Shawn Green

Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green will appear at 7 p.m. for a talk about the "Way of Baseball," at the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased by calling the Merage JCC at (949) 435-3400 or going to

The Static Jacks

The Static Jacks headline the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. The 21-and-older show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information, visit or


Music by Mahler

The Pacific Symphony performs Mahler's Ninth Symphony at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For tickets, call (714) 755-5799, or go to


Christmas Co.

The Junior League's Christmas Co., comes back to the O.C. Fair & Event Center for its 36th year with more than 90 unique vendors. This year's event is themed "A Home-Cooked Holiday." General admission tickets are $10 at the door, or (949) 263-3785. Additional events include Kimberly Fowler with No Om Zone from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday for $45 per person. Zov Karamardian, owner of Zov's Bistro and three other namesake restaurants, will demonstrate the preparation of delectable dishes from her latest book "Simply Zov" for $35 per person from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. "Fancy Nancy" author Jane O'Conner and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser will read their latest book in the series at a posh tea party from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Entry to this event is $28 per adult and $39 per child.

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