WEDNESDAY JUNE 8
Poetry at Alta
Lee Mallory hosts Poetry at Alta, which will celebrate 20 years of poetry at Alta Coffee and Restaurant, 506 31st St., Newport Beach. In addition to poetry readings, musician Michael Ubaldini will perform. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is free. For more information, call (949) 675-0233.
Speak Up Newport
The nonprofit, non-partisan citizens group, Speak Up Newport, has its monthly, open-to-the-public meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 224-2266 or visit http://www.speakupnewport.org.
The Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated will be having a lunch meeting with Mariam Atash Nawabi as a guest speaker starting at 11:15 a.m. at the Balboa Bay Club, 1221 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. Lunch is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Call Marilyn McCallum for reservations at (949) 759-8514.
Festival of Shavuot
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, marks the festival of Shavuot with a worship and Yizkor memorial service at 10:30 a.m. in Morgan Chapel. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
THURSDAY MAY 12 TILL WEDNESDAY JUNE 8
Students will display their work in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Admission is free. For more information, visit ocartspavilion.blogspot.com.
THURSDAY JUNE 9
'Mind's Eye' Opening
Eyetorrent Artspace hosts a solo art exhibition by Geoffrey Doolittle organizers call evidence of "diligent exploration of form and concept." The gallery is at 1630 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information and images, visit http://www.eyetorrent.com.
Community and government Affairs Meeting
The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce, 2855 E. Coast Hwy., Suite 101, hosts its monthly Community and Government Affairs Meeting, featuring legislative reports from the offices of John Campbell, Don Wagner, Tom Harman, John Moorlach and Nancy Gardner. The event is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and is free to the public. For more information, call (949) 673-4050.
Barnes & Noble at Fashion Island hosts a book signing by Norma Zager, who will sign copies of her new book "Erin Brockovich and the Beverly Hills Greenscam" at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (949) 718-0109.
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