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The week ahead in Orange County

November 05, 2005


Irish concert: Folk singer Ken O'Malley will perform as part of the Irish Concert Series. $20. 8 p.m. Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. (949) 489-8082 or

Flu shots: San Juan Capistrano Community Center offers flu shots for seniors 60 years and older. Curbside service for disabled participants. Free. 9 a.m. to noon. 25925 Camino del Avion. (949) 493-5911

Book sale: Friends of Newport Beach Library invites the community to a used-book sale. Books will be sold for "a buck a bag," to benefit the library system. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newport Beach Library, Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave. (949) 759-9667

Ice skating: Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland with the outdoor Holiday Ice Rink. Through Jan. 16. Admission: $12, adults; $8, children younger than 10. Skate rental: $4. Irvine Spectrum Center, 71 Fortune Drive. (949) 753-5180 or


Benefit races: The Tustin Public Schools Foundation holds its 15th annual Dinosaur Dash with 2K, 5K and 10K races. 8 a.m. Registration: $30, adults; $20, youths. Parents must be present to sign for children younger than 18. 2915 El Camino Real. (714) 832-3060


Smoking cessation: Buena Park Downtown and Anaheim Memorial Medical Center host tobacco cessation classes every Monday in November. Free. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Buena Park Downtown Community Room, La Palma and Stanton avenues. (714) 999-3914


Seminar: The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center presents a seminar with Alice Marshall, elder-law attorney. She will answer questions on estate planning for health care. Free. 10 a.m. 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. (949) 470-3062

Fundraiser: Southcoast Medical Center in Laguna Beach holds its annual Holiday Affaire fundraiser. The event will include auctions, drawings, gifts, a bake sale and more. Free admission. 31872 Coast Highway. (949) 499-7177 or 7175


Showcase: The Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee presents the Artistic Showcase featuring four local artists. The exhibit will include jewelry, ceramics, oil paintings and more. 6 to 9 p.m. Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. (714) 754-5300 or (949) 327-7525


Gem show: The West Coast Gem and Mineral Show presents everything gem-like from meteorites to rare shells from around the world. Free admission and parking. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holiday Inn, 3131 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa.


Source: The Orange County calendar is compiled by Sheena Tahilramani and Yvonne Villarreal. Submit items two weeks in advance to or by fax to (714) 966-7711.

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