Thursday's Calendar

December 07, 2011
  • SATURDAY: The Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theater team up for a performance of a kids-themed “Nutcracker,” as part of the Pacific Symphony's Family Musical Mornings series. Showtimes are at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and tickets start at $19. For more information, visit
SATURDAY: The Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theater… (Courtesy Stan Sholik )


Renowned Chef to Visit JCC

Chef Judy Zeidler, author of several Jewish and kosher cookbooks, will give a tour of the tastes of Northern Italian cuisine at the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. For more information and tickets, go to or call the JCC (949) 435-3400.

Holiday Party

Style 2020, a professional styling company, hosts a holiday party from 6 to 8 p.m. at its offices in Suite 100, 888 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach.

Toy Drive and Mixer

The Wellness Choice Center at 1101 Dove St., Suite 255, Newport Beach, holds its annual Holiday Toy Drive and Mixer. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served and people are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys, which will be donated to needy children. The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Soiree and Benefit


School board member Katrina Foley hosts her third annual Holiday Soiree and Benefit from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mesa Restaurant in the Camp, 725 Baker St., Costa Mesa. This year's event benefits Second Harvest Food Bank and One Coat Drive. Tickets to the cocktail-attire event are $25. For more information, visit


Vivaldi's Four Seasons

The Pacific Symphony, with violinist Henning Kraggerud, perform Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," among other pieces, in a concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25, and the show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit


Welsh Christmas

Vanguard University's theater arts department presents "A Child's Christmas in Wales," adapted from a story by Dylan Thomas, in the Lyceum Theatre. For showtimes and ticket information, call (714) 668-6145 or go to Vanguard University is at 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.


Toys for Tots

Christ Lutheran School, 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, is collecting Toys for Tots at its our front office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


'Things That Keep Me Up at Night'

Orange Coast College's Doyle Arts Pavilion hosts an exhibit featuring memorable images from 20 artists. Admission to the "Things That Keep Me Up at Night" exhibit is free.

For more information, call (714) 432-5102 or visit


Toy Drive

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