Weight Loss Seminar
The Weight Loss Empowerment seminar begins at 6 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. The seminar is led by Kevin Graham, author of "50 Ways to Lose Your Luggage," and will be held Wednesday nights. Attendees can reserve their seat by emailing email@example.com and find more information at http://www.weightlossempowerment.com/costamesa.
Computer Friends of Oasis
The Oasis Senior Center's Computer Friends, a club that helps seniors learn computer basics, meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Avenue, Corona del Mar, Ca. The fee is $2. For more information, call (949) 646-9169.
Pierside Gallery, 327 Marine Ave., Newport Beach, offers Artist Workshops for adults and young students on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The two-hour sessions are taught by Disney artist Margie Tabor Zuliani and are $45 each. For more information, call (949) 675-5225.
Emotional Control Meeting
Recovery International, which provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits to gain personal control over distressing emotions like anxiety, depression and anger, holds weekly meetings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Joachim Church Annex, 1943 Orange Ave., Classroom C, Costa Mesa. The meetings are free, but contributions are welcomed to offset costs. For more information, call (949) 548-9669 or visit recovery-inc.org.
Connect With Grandparents
Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a nonprofit organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Room 3 or the Oasis Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar. For more information, visit http://www.grandparentchildconnect.org.
Free Gift with Purchase
South Coast Plaza presents a special holiday gift with purchase program for customers. Guests who spend $850 or more in one day at South Coast Plaza boutiques and restaurants will receive a complimentary Tiffany & Co. crystal vase. One gift per person, per day, while supplies last. For more information, call (800) 782-8888.
TILL DEC. 15
Fleming's Steak And Lobster
Three-course dinner for two with filet mignon and lobster tail will be served at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Fashion Island. Each dinner includes salad, side and dessert for $99 or $49.50 for one. Reservations are required; mention "memorable meal." For more information, call (949) 720-9633
TILL DEC. 24
Macy's stores across the country, including South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island, present their seasonal Believe campaign, where believers of all ages can drop off letters to Santa Claus and the store will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter received.
TILL DEC. 26
'A Christmas Carol'
The South Coast Repertory's 31st annual production of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" returns to the Segerstrom Stage, featuring Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
TILL JAN. 2
J.M. Barrie's classic tale "Peter Pan" flies into the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $40. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY
Tribute To Cy Coleman
Four of musical theater's brightest talents will tell behind-the-scenes stories and sing some of Cy Colemen's beloved songs in Broadway Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Cy Coleman. The show is at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Samueli Theatre. David Zippel, Jase Graae, Jennifer Lewis and Tami Trappan Damiano will perform tunes from some of Coleman's award-winning shows. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.ocpac.org.
Flashback Heart Attack
Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 9 p.m. at the Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.harpinn.com.
The Orange Coast College Horticulture Department opens its doors for the 33rd Annual Poinsettia Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2701 Fairview Ave., Costa Mesa. The sale includes individual plants, hanging baskets and 12-inch bowls ranging from $5 to $40. For more information, visit http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu.
The Douglas C-47 Dakota "Willa Dean" military transport aircraft, the latest airplane to the Lyon Air Museum's collection, takes to the air at noon on C-47 Day. The Museum is at the John Wayne Airport. The air show is dependent on weather — flying requires zero precipitation. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit http://www.lyonairmuseum.org.