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Natalie Daradich and Anne Brummel in “Wicked” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts through April 3. Photo by Joan Marcus

“Wicked” at Segerstrom Hall through April 3. Tickets start at $38.75. For tickets and information, call 714-556-ARTS or visit www.scfta.org.

“Stogie and Cabernet” with the Pelican Hill Golf Academy, Thursdays at 4 p.m. through March. Golf tips from pro Glenn Deck, wine sips with Resort Sommelier-selected Cabernet Sauvignon and a hand-rolled stogie. Cost: $50. For more information, call 949)-467-6800 or visit http://pelicanhill.com.

March 11

“The Passion of Philip Glass” will be performed by the Pacific Symphony in the Segerstrom Concert Hall, beginning at 8 p.m. The program includes “Meeting Along the Edge” from “Passages,” Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and “Passion of Ramakrishna.” For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

March 12

Pelican Hill Half-Day Putting School, 9 a.m.-noon, with personal instruction from Pelican Hill Golf Academy’s PGA, Director of Golf Instruction Glenn Deck. Putting accounts for 40 percent percent of your golf game, and it is the easiest part of the game. Improve your score by making more putts. We focus on your set-up for correct flow lines, alignment, distance control, feel, and green reading. Cost is $225. For more information, call 949-467-5810 or visit http://www.pelicanhill.com.

“Beethoven’s Blockbusters,” featuring some of the composer’s best-known pieces set in an engaging way for kids, will be performed by the Pacific Symphony at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the Segerstrom Concert Hall. Pre-concert activities for kids will be available for one hour before each show. Tickets are $19-$36. For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

“Women in Transition”, a half-day seminar led by Joan Ramstedt, beginning at 12:45 p.m. at the Carroll Beek Center on Balboa Island. Topics include career and re-entry, divorce, retirement, relocation, empty nest, childbirth, marriage, and aging parents. Cost: $75. For information and registration, visit www.newportbeachca.gov.

“The Little Mermaid,” a play adapted for readers’ theater, will be performed by the Balboa Players at 1 p.m. at the Central Library. Free. For information, call 949-633-1580 or visit http://www.bobandjimprojects.com.

Pelican Hill Half-Day Chipping/Pitching and Bunker School, 1-4 p.m., with personal instruction from Pelican Hill Golf Academy’s PGA, Director of Golf Instruction Glenn Deck. Two-thirds of your golf game is played from 75 yards and in. Improve your scoring shots with focus on chipping, pitching, flop, and bunker play. We all miss a few greens, so learn how to recover and make more pars on the golf course. Cost is $225. For more information, call 949-467-5810 or visit http://www.pelicanhill.com.

“The Passion of Philip Glass” will be performed by the Pacific Symphony in the Segerstrom Concert Hall, beginning at 8 p.m. The program includes “Meeting Along the Edge” from “Passages,” Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and “Passion of Ramakrishna.” For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

March 13

Pelican Hill Half-Day Full Swing School, 9 a.m.-noon, with personal instruction from Pelican Hill Golf Academy’s PGA, Director of Golf Instruction Glenn Deck. Improve your ball striking with focus on the full swing fundamentals, key movements in the swing that match up to you and your natural motion. Cost is $225. For more information, call 949-467-5810 or visit http://www.pelicanhill.com.

9th Annual “Sexiest Kilt Competition” at Muldoon’s Dublin Pub at 1 p.m. World renowned bagpiper Eric Rigler will perform live so that each contestant can channel their inner-Celtic warrior. Contestants wishing to enter can contact Mary Murphy at Muldoon’s (949) 640-4110.

“The Weir” opens at South Coast Repertory to run through May 8. Tickets start at $20. For tickets and information, call the box office at 714-708-5555 or visit www.scr.org.

March 14

“Little Naturalists: Exploring Nature Through Our Senses” at the Environmental Nature Center, beginning at 10 a.m. Children ages 3–5 and their adult friends are invited to explore the Nature Center using all of the senses – smell the sages, feel some feathers and listen to leaves rustle. They’ll read “The Listening Walk” and make a special nature craft. Cost: $5. Call 949-645-8489 or email [email protected] to RSVP. Reservations required. No walk-ins.

Yoga in Nature (beginning to intermediate) at the Environmental Nature Center beginning at noon. Cost $6. For more information, call 949-645-8489 or visit http://www.encenter.org.

“Glass Plays Glass,” featuring composer Philip Glass performing some of his solo piano works as well as works for small ensembles, will be performed in the Samueli Theatre at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40. For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

March 15

Networking Speaker Luncheon hosted by the CdM Chamber of Commerce at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, beginning at 11:30 a.m. $25. For information and reservations, call 949-673-4050 or visit http://www.cdmchamber.com/icalendar/calendar.asp.

The Philharmonic of Poland will perform a program of Brahms, Liszt and Richard Strauss at the Segerstrom Concert Hall beginning at 8 p.m. The performance will be preceded by a lecture by Dr. Burton Karson at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $30. For information and tickets, call 714-556-ARTS or visit www.scfta.org.

March 16

Green Building Tour at the Environmental Nature Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A “behind the scenes” tour of the ENC’s new green building – inside and out – to see the sustainable features and materials. Suggested donation: $5. Space is limited. For more information, call 949-645-8489 or visit http://www.encenter.org.

“Kerrazy Kronicles,” a film following ASP surfer John Kerr and his mates in search of waves and adventure, will premier at the Lido Cinema at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Newport Surf on a promotional basis and will be at the Lido box office the evening of the showing on a first-come, first-served basis.

March 17

Katharine McPhee will perform with the Pacific Symphony at the Segerstrom Concert Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

March 18

“Luck o’ the Draw” spring fundraiser for the Junior League of Orange County will begin at 6 p.m. at the Port Restaurant & Bar in CdM.  Admission is $25, which will include appetizers and a choice of two cocktails, or selected wine or beer. One thousand opportunity drawing tickets also will be available for a price of $50; the winning ticket will be drawn at the event at 7:45 p.m. for a Grand Prize of $10,000. Additional luxury prizes will be announced. More information is available on the Junior League website www.jlocc.org or by calling 949-261-0823.

Green Tie Fundraiser for the Environmental Nature Center will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, appetizers, a silent auction, and tours of the Center. At 7 p.m. dinner begins, with a program featuring AG Kawamura, a local farmer and Secretary of Food and Agriculture under Gov. Schwarzenegger. Music by the All Star Trio until 10 p.m. Green Tie Optional (dress is business casual). No-host bar. $125/guest or $1,000/table. Call 949-645-8489 or email [email protected] to RSVP or for more info.

Katharine McPhee will perform with the Pacific Symphony at the Segerstrom Concert Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

March 19

“The Great Race,” the Queen of Hearts Foundation spring benefit and auction, will be held at the Crevier Classic Car Showroom beginning at 5:30 p.m.  All of the evening proceeds will help fund research that will find an early detection screening for ovarian cancer. TJickets: $125. For more information, call 714-744-3414 or visit http://qohfoundation.org.

Katharine McPhee will perform with the Pacific Symphony at the Segerstrom Concert Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

Japanese Sacred Court Music will be performed by an ensemble of gagaku musicians in the Samueli Theatre at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15. For tickets and information, call 714-556-ARTS or visit www.scfta.org.

March 20

“Room on the Broom,” based on the popular young readers’ book by Julia Donaldson, will be performed in the Samueli Theatre at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20. For tickets and information, call 714-556-ARTS or visit www.scfta.org.

“We the People,” a concert of compositions based on folk songs from around the world, will be performed by the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble in the Segerstrom Concert Hall beginning at 4 p.m. For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

March 24

Nathan Gunn, one of today’s mort popular opera stars, will perform in recital at the Samueli Theatre at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75. For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

March 25

Nathan Gunn, one of today’s mort popular opera stars, will perform in recital at the Samueli Theatre at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75. For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

March 26

Spring Story Walk at the Environmental Nature Center, beginning at 10 a.m. Pages from a book are posted at stations along the route. As you walk through the Center, you are directed to the next page in the story. The story will be taken down at 3 p.m. Reading level: ages 4–8. Free. For more information, call 949-645-8489 or visit http://www.encenter.org.

“Life Without Limits Gala” to support United Cerebral Palsy at the Balboa Bay Club, honoring Julia and George Argyros. The celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, silent auction and raffle including a variety of fine wines.  Dinner will be followed by the awards ceremony and video, a performance of music from “Wicked” by United Cerebral Palsy clients, live auction and dancing.

Nathan Gunn, one of today’s mort popular opera stars, will perform in recital at the Samueli Theatre at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75. For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

March 27

Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, to benefit the Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation, will be held at Newport Center. The all-day event will include adult 15K, 10K and 5K races and kids’ 5K, mile, half-mile and quarter-mile heats, along with a youth and fitness expo. Registration starts at 6 a.m., the expo opens at 6:30 a.m. and the first race is at 7 a.m. For more information or to register online, visit www.nmspiritrun.org.

Ugandan Bishop Patrick Okabe will speak at Corona del Mar Community Church beginning at 10 a.m. Free. For information, call 949-644-7400 or visit http://www.cdmucc.org.

Nathan Gunn, one of today’s mort popular opera stars, will perform in recital at the Samueli Theatre at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75. For information and tickets, call 714-755-5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

March 29

CdM Chamber Sunset Networking Mixer hosted by Avila’s El Ranchito at 5:30 p.m. Cost $10. For information and reservations, call 949-673-4050 or visit http://www.cdmchamber.com/icalendar/calendar.asp.

March 30

40th Annual Police Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and presented by Wells Fargo at 7:30 am at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa. Special awards of merit will be presented, including Officer, Reserve Officer, Civilian, Supervisor, and Volunteer of the Year. Tickets are $40 and include parking. For reservations, visit www.newportbeach.com or call 949-729-4400.

March 31

“World of Wolves” at the Environmental Nature Center beginning at 6 p.m. The program will cover wolf biology, behavior and social structure. Participants will enjoy a colorful power point presentation and have an opportunity to see a wolf skull, wolf paw print, and deer and caribou antlers. This presentation is appropriate for all ages. Call 949-645-8489 or email [email protected] to RSVP. Reservations required. No walk-ins. Cost: $5.  http://www.encenter.org.

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