Visit Tall Ships
The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be at the Newport Sea Base, 1931 W. Coast Hwy. The ships will be open for walk-on tours from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 4 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 3 through Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 7-8, and from 4 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 10-11. At 2 p.m. on New Year's Eve, the ships will host guests for a three-hour Battle Sail replicating naval war maneuvers from the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. For information, call (800) 200-5239, or go to http://www.historicalseaport.org.
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 http://www.newportaquaticcenter.com.
TILL JAN. 15
The city of Irvine and Second Harvest Food Bank are holding a food drive to help the needy during the holidays. The city and Second Harvest are seeking the following types of food donations, including: canned fruit and juices, canned soups, rice, cereal, canned veggies, canned fish, chicken or meat. For a list of sites where the food donations can be dropped of, go to http://www.cityofirvine.org. For more information, call at (949) 653-2900.
TILL JAN. 22
"State of Mind" and "Two Schools of Cool" exhibitions are showing at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, go to http://www.ocma.net, or call (949) 759-1122.
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 http://www.shermanlibraryandgardens.org for more information.
Nature Games at ENC
Naturalist Alex Lane will lead the "Nature Games" after school workshop for children, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. The workshop will meet for at least four sessions during the same hours on Wednesdays in January. Enrollment will be limited to kids aged between 5 and 8. The fee is $40 per child and participants must be pre-registered. For more information, call (949) 645-8489, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.encenter.org.
AND JAN. 11
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 http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org or call (949) 717-3800.
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 http://www.irvinemicropreneur.com.
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 http://www.unex.uci.edu/olli/.
Rose Pruning at Sherman
As part of its Weekend Gardener Series, which is free to the public, Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, will present a morning program on rose pruning at 9:30 a.m. Call (949) 673-2261 or go to http://www.shermanlibraryandgardens.org for more information.
The BrideWorld Expo is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Buildings 14 and 16 at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, go to http://www.ocfair.com.Copyright © 2015, CT Now