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 http://www.newportbeach.com.
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 http://www.cs-nb.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://www.save-our-youth.org, call Trevor Murphy at (949) 548-3255 or e-mail Mary Cappellini at email@example.com.
'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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