Wednesday's Calendar

December 13, 2011
  • WEDNESDAY TILL SUNDAY: The 103rd annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade kicks off from Bay Island at 6:30 p.m. and goes till around 9 p.m. For more information, go to
WEDNESDAY TILL SUNDAY: The 103rd annual Newport Beach… (SCOTT SMELTZER )


'The Art of Uncertainty'

Dennis Merritt Jones will talk about "The Art of Uncertainty" at an Inside Edge networking breakfast meeting at UC Irvine's University Club, 801 E. Peltason. The event starts at 6:30 a.m. First-time guests pay $35 for admission. To book a seat, go to

Free Children's Health


Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine will offer a free screening for children, from 10 a.m. to noon. The Dec. 14 session will be a screening for fine and gross motor functions. The museum is at 29 Hubble. For more information, call (949) 428-3900 or go to

E-Book Training

Newport Beach Public Library offers a hands-on eBook training session from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Library staff will demonstrate Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iPad and Sony readers and provide personal instruction for downloading free eBooks from the Overdrive site. Customers should bring their own eReading devices to enable downloading directly to their reader. For more information, visit or call (949) 717-3800.


Connect With Grandparents

Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Room 3 or the OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, visit

OCC Christmas Concert

The Orange Coast College Wind Ensemble will perform its ninth annual Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. in the Student Center at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. No charge for admission.


Family Hanukkah


The Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County will hold its Family Hanukkah Celebration, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is free but advanced registration is required by going to or calling (949) 435-3400. The Merage JCC of OC is at 1 Federation Way in Irvine.


Paulo Szot

Opera singer Paulo Szot will make his debut in the Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets for his performances cost $75. For show times and tickets, go to, or call (714) 556-2787.


Las Posadas at Pretend City

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