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Thursday's Calendar


Benefit Gala

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

gcwj-sponsorship. To register for the GCWJ's seventh annual Spring Conference, taking place on Friday and Saturday, go to

annual-conference/registration. Vanguard University is at 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.


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


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


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

'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 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


Call for Volunteers and Donations

The nonprofit group Working Wardrobes is looking for volunteers to staff its upcoming "Dream Girls and Distinguished Gentlemen Prom," as well as donations of dresses, tuxedos, accessories and shoes for this special event for 150 high-risk youths. To find out how you can help, go to, or call (714) 210-2460.


'I'm a Frayed Knot'

An opening reception for the "I'm a Frayed Knot" exhibition will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Orange Coast College's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. The exhibit will run through march 17 in the Pavilion, which is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. It is closed on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays. OCC is at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.


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

Steven Levy

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


Community Clean-Up

The ZeroTrash Corona del Mar chapter meets at 10 a.m. at Avila's El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant, 2515 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, on the first Saturday of each month. The group will disperse for two hours of clean-up work and then meet back up at El Ranchito's at noon. For more information, go to

TEDxUCIrvine Conference

Students at UC Irvine will present the campus' first event, modeled on the TED conference, from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Claire Trevor Theatre. Tickets cost $30 for alumni, faculty, staff and members of the public. Up to 150 UCI students will be admitted for free. People can register for tickets by going to the event's website,

'Scape colLAborations'

Scape Gallery, 2859 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, will host an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Scape is showing work by a featured gallery, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles and "Primordial Algorithms," a body of work by featured artist Brad Miller.

Ebene Quartet

France'saward-winning Ebene Quartet performs at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Samueli Theater. Tickets are $60 and the show is at 8 p.m. For more information, visit


'Vive La France'

The Hutchins Consort celebrates all things French with a special concert at 3 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hill Road, Newport Beach. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. For more information, visit

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