Keith Nelson, an emeritus professor of history at UC Irvine who directs UCI's program in Religious Studies, will talk about how an historian approaches searches for secular and religious truths. The 7 p.m. lecture will follow a soup dinner, at 6 p.m., at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar.
Adult Ed at the Temple
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, hosts an Adult Education Lay Leader Series session with James Rotondo on how to navigate the Internet and social networking. Bring your own laptop. The session starts at 7 p.m. in the Marcus Library at TBY. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or go to http://www.tby.org.
The Irvine Barclay Theatre and Arts Orange County present "Traveling Light," a performance by London's National Theatre about Hollywood moguls with Eastern European roots. The show, which was taped in front of a live audience at the National, will be screened at 7:15 p.m. at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive. General admission tickets cost $20. For more information, go to http://www.thebarclay.org.
Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour
The Paso Robles wine county is coming to the Newport Beach area for a series of wine-related events. For information and tickets to the various events, visit http://www.pasowine.com.
Free flu shots
The Marque Urgent Care medical clinic, 2075 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach, will be giving free flu shots. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call (949) 760-9222 or go to http://www.marquemedical.com.
'The Servant of Two Masters'
Vanguard University's theater arts department will stage a production of "The Servant of Two Masters," by Carlo Goldoni, at the campus' Lyceum Theater. General admission tickets cost $14. Vanguard University is at 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For showtimes and more information, go to http://www.vanguardtickets.com or call (714) 668-6145.
7 Fingers performs "Traces," which "combines awe-inspiring acrobatics with infectious urban energy," according to a press release. Tickets start at $15 for the show, which is at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Segerstrom Hall. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.
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'Nunsense' and 'Nunsense A-Men'
The Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., stages two versions of the same play, "Nunsense," featuring an all-female cast, and "Nunsense A-Men," featuring an all-male cast. Shows are Friday through Sunday. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.costamesaplayhouse.org.
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Vanguard University's Global Center for Women & Justice (GCWJ) hosts a benefit gala dinner and two-day conference on issues related to human trafficking. Tickets to the Thursday night gala cost $150 per person and table sponsorships are available. For tickets and sponsorships, go to http://www.vanguard.edu/forms/
gcwj-sponsorship. To register for the GCWJ's seventh annual Spring Conference, taking place on Friday and Saturday, go to http://www.gcwj.vanguard.edu/
annual-conference/registration. Vanguard University is at 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
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After School at ENC
The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach, presents an after-school program with naturalist Alex Lane for children ages 7 to 12. Classes will be given at the ENC from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through May, except on April 12. The fee to sign up for the class is $6 for non-members and $5 for ENC members. For more information, call (949) 645-8489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Red for Women
Kelly Perkins, a mountain climber and outdoor enthusiast who received a heart transplant in 1995, will be the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. The luncheon begins at noon. For tickets, table purchases and more information, call Katie Oakman at (949) 885-1521 or go to http://www.OCGoRed.org.
Steven Levy, author of "In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives," will speak at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The lecture begins at 7 p.m., with a book signing to follow, and tickets are $55 for general admission, and $40 for Newport Beach Public Library Foundation members. For more information, call (949) 548-2411 or visit http://www.nbplfoundation.org.