Wednesday's Calendar

January 03, 2012


Floral Design Class

"Floral Design Using Tropicals" will be the theme of a 9 a.m. class at the Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar. Pre-registration, which costs $50, is required. Call (949) 673-2261 or go to for more information.

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.


Nature Games Canceled

The "Nature Games" program of workshops for children at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach has been canceled because of low enrollment, an ENC official said on Tuesday.


Canoe Under Holiday Lights

Enjoy outrigger canoeing for all ages and skill levels around Balboa islands under the glow of holiday lights decking out the watercraft and homes competing in the 103rd annual Boat Parade. Participants go out crowd-free on a non-boat parade day. Cost is $35 per person. Corporate and private holiday party paddles are available upon request. Meet at Newport Aquatic Center, 1 Whitecliffs Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949-646-7725) or visit


Free Webinar

The Irvine Micropreneur Program will present "Get Out of Your Rut — Even if You Don't Think You Can," a free webinar with Robert Coleman, president of the Pacific Venture Club. Coleman also hosts The Irvine Micropreneur Program, which is affiliated with the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. To watch the webinar, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., go to

Open House

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Irvine will put on a free open house from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at 4662 Barranca Pkwy., Irvine. OLLI is a community of learners continuing to enhance their education in retirement or semi-retirement. RSVP by calling (940) 770-9007, or (949) 451-1403 after Jan. 2. For more information, go to


Steve Tyrell

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