Saturday's Calendar [Corrected]

December 16, 2011
  • SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: The Orange County Women’s Chorus will give the first of two weekend performances of “Christmas on the Coast,” a program of holiday songs by local composers. The first performance will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 23802 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills. It will be followed by a second performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens and students. For more information, call the Orange County Women’s Chorus, at (949) 451-8590, or go to
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: The Orange County Women’s…


'Shop and Support for Mercy House'

The We Olive shop in The OC Mart Mix at the South Coast Collection (SOCO), 3313 Hyland Ave., Suite C, Costa Mesa, is sponsoring an evening event thee featuring music and food trucks, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. We Olive will send a percentage of proceeds from the event to Mercy House, nonprofit striving to help the homeless. Admission for the event is $15, and includes a drink ticket that can be redeemed at We Olive & Wine Bar.

An earlier version incorrectly said the Newport Beach Public Library was hosting an ebook training session Saturday and Sunday.

'Richard Rex'

Orange Coast College presents a staged reading of "Richard Rex," a satire written by OCC theater arts instructor David Scaglione that blends elements of Oedipus Rex with aspects of Richard Nixon's presidency. The free readings will be given at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Lab Theatre at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.



Christmas Boat Parade

The 103rd annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade goes from 6:30 till around 9 p.m. For more information, go to


Holiday Meals for the Hungry

Members of the Roosters Foundation and volunteers will be packing holiday food baskets destined for 3,500 needy families in Orange County. One Hundred and Two members of the Roosters Foundation have invested close to $80,000 by supplying each of these families with the following provisions that will go into each basket, and will be distributed to them by 48 other O.C. nonprofits: a 16-pound frozen turkey, vegetables, canned foods, toys and other items. Volunteers will be assembling at 9 a.m. on Sunday to fill the baskets with the food items and toys at The Second Harvest Bank Food Warehouse, 8014 Marine Way, Irvine. For more information, go to or


Toy Drive

Patrick's Pub, at 2645 Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa, is sponsoring its fifth annual toy drive for the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. The pub will accept donations of new and unwrapped toys. For more information, call (714) 966-2721.


'The Nutcracker'

The Festival Ballet Theatre presents its annual production of "The Nutcracker" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. For showtimes and ticket information, call (714) 962-5440 or go to

'A Christmas Carol'

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