TODAY

Gingerbread House

Decorating

Pastry Chef Jean-Francois highlights a favorite holiday tradition in this culinary class, where children will enjoy lunch and create a masterpiece to take home. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pelican Hill Resort, 22701 S Pelican Hill Road, Newport Beach. The class fee is $60 per child. For more information, call (949) 467-6800.

Endless Summer Artist

Meet Endless Summer artist John Van Hamersveld at the Surfing Heritage Museum at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, where he'll be signing copies of his new book "My Art, My Life." For more information, call (714) 800-1654.

Torah Study

Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Saturday Shabbat Service at 10:40 a.m. in the Morgan Chapel. Guests are welcome and childcare is available. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.

Apolo Ohno

Eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno will sign copies of his book "Zero Regrets — Be Greater Than Yesterday" at Barnes & Noble at The Market Place, 13712 Jamboree Road in Irvine. For more information, call (714) 508-0332.

TODAY 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 SUNDAY

Corona del Mar Plaza Holiday Sale

Coroda del Mar Plaza, at Pacific Coast Highway and MacArthur Boulevard in Newport Beach, presents its Holiday Sale, featuring special offers and promotions through Thanksgiving weekend. Participating stores include Antonia, A Shoe Boutique; Bikini; Chico's; Diane's Beachwear; Jack's Surfboards; Marmi Shoes; Peet's Coffee & Tea; Sienna Brown; Sole Comfort; Tommy Bahama; White House | Black Market and new stores Along Came a Spider and Savory Spice Shop. For more information, visit http://www.shopneighborhood

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TILL DEC. 2

Chanukah Party On Sale

Tickets are available for the Dec. 3 Chanukah Party at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, featuring Dale Schatz and his All-Star Band. Dinner, latkes, games for children and the World Series of Poker will be part of the festive event. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.