TODAY: Orange Coast College hosts its annual Green Day, featuring keynote speaker Steve Solomon. Solomon's lecture “Water Is the New Oil” is at 9:30 a.m. at the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, and the event also features other special exhibits from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is free and free parking is available at the Orange County Fair & Event Center. (Courtesy OCC / April 5, 2011)


Book Signing

Mark Macdonald, author of "Body Confidence," will have a book signing at 7 p.m. at the Metro Pointe Barnes & Noble, 901 B. South Coast Drive, Suite 150, Costa Mesa. Purchase of the book and wristbands are required for this event, which are available starting at 9 a.m. April 6. Seating is limited. For more information, call (714) 444-1653.

Business Strategies Panel

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a four-member panel with experts talking about their challenges and business strategies in tough economic times. The event begins at 7:15 a.m. at Newport Lexus, 3901 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. Admission is $20 for chamber members in advance, $30 at the door and $35 for non-members. Breakfast is included. For more information, call (949) 729-4400 or visit

Wine Tasting

Representatives from Chiarello Family Vineyards, Honig, Tres Sabores and others will be giving tastings from 5 to 8 p.m. at NapaStyle in South Coast Plaza. Admission is $10. For more information, call (714) 825-0445.


Library Live Presentation

The Newport Beach Library Foundation hosts Peter Stekel, who will be talking about his book "Final Flight: The Mystery of a WWII Plane Crash and the Frozen Airmen in the High Sierra" starting at 7 p.m. at the library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

'God Is Speaking To You'

Elise Moore from Nashville, Tenn., will be speaking about prayer from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. The event is sponsored by the Christian Science church. For more information, visit

Juvenile Diabetes Shopping Fundraiser

Items bought at Saks Fifth Avenue in South Coast Plaza will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There will also be a morning runway fashion show. For more information, e-mail

SOY Fiesta

Save Our Youth hosts its fundraising event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Taco Rosa, 2632 San Miguel Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, visit, call Trevor Murphy at (949) 548-3255 or e-mail Mary Cappellini at

'Chocolate Passover Seder'

The Women of Temple Bat Yahm present a special "Chocolate Passover Seder" at 7 p.m. at Temple Bat Yahm's Main Social Hall, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. The cost is $10 per person and the program is for ages 12 and older. For more information, call (714) 641-8234.


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