Tuesday's Calendar

January 16, 2012
  • TUESDAY: The Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., kicks off its third season of the What's Cooking at the Library series with a presentation by Ryan Wilson, executive chef at Five Crowns. The event is at 7 p.m., and costs $20 per person. For more information, visit
TUESDAY: The Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado…


Meet the Mayor

Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner will appear at a Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Five Crowns, 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. with check-in and networking, followed by a three-course lunch at noon. Chamber members pay $25 and guests pay $30. For more information, call (949) 673-4050 or email

Health & Wellness Workshop

Lori Wilson, a clinical exercise psychologist, will lead a free Health & Wellness workshop, which will include a free lunch. The event is at 11:30 a.m. at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church. For more information, call (562) 818-3625 or email

'Zen JumpStart'

The Zen Center of Orange County, 120 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa, offers a five-session "Zen JumpStart" for people who want to learn about the meditation practice. The class will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 14. You should pre-register for the course, which is a tax-deductible $200. To register, go to


Improv Jazz Concert

Dutch drummer Han Bennink, along with violinist/violist Mary Oliver, bassist Mark Dresser and trombonist Michael Dessen, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Music and Media Building at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of Arts. The program is being presented by the school and its music department, whose faculty includes Dessen.

T. Jefferson Parker

Crime fiction novelist T. Jefferson Parker will appear in conversation with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett as part of The Pen on Fire Writers Salon. The event is from 7 to 8 p.m. at Scape Gallery, 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. For tickets, go to

'National Theatre Live: Collaborators'

The Irvine Barclay Theatre, in association with Arts Orange County, presents "National Theatre Live: Collaborators," a play about Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov and his being commissioned to write a play to celebrate Joseph Stalin's 60th birthday. General admission tickets cost $20, and the show is at 7:15 p.m. For more information, go to


'Yoga in Nature'

The Environmental Nature Center at 1601 16th St. offers a "Yoga in Nature" class from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Drop-in fee is $6. ENC members pay $5. For more information, call (949) 645-8489.

Lecture on Stroke Prevention

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