THURSDAY: Melvita celebrates its one-year anniversary at Fashion Island with cocktails, music, small bites and discounts. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (949) 729-8037. (October 19, 2011)

THURSDAY

Morning Boost

The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts its 90-minute Breakfast Boost from 7 to 8:45 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. Prepaid reservations are $15. They can also be made at the door for $20. To make reservations, call (714) 885-9090.

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

Dr. Andrew Weil and Chef Michael Stebner will give a 2:30 p.m. talk and presentation at True Food Kitchen, Fashion Island, about the health benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets. Weil will do the talking while Stebner will put on a cooking demonstration of foods being discussed. Cost is $45 per person (not including tax and tip). For more information, call (949) 751-2176.

Jeffrey Toobin

The Newport Beach Library Foundation presents a talk and book signing by CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin at the Central Library branch, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. A reception is at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. lecture by Toobin and question-and-answer session. A book signing and dessert reception will follow at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $50. To buy tickets, call (949) 548-2411 or go to http://www.nblfoundation.org.

Hurley Reception

An opening night VIP reception for "Considered," an art show presented by Hurley, Nike and the Otis College of Arts and Design, is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hurley's H Space Gallery, 1945 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. Food and drinks will be served at the event, which is free and open to the public.

THURSDAY TILL SATURDAY

'2011: A Space Odyssey'

The Pacific Symphony, led by guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, plays pieces from Stanley Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey" and other favorites. Showtime is 8 p.m. at Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit http://www.scfta.org.

FRIDAY

One Big Tree

South Coast Plaza's 2011 Christmas Tree will be arriving by truck from Mt. Shasta and will be hoisted up between 7 and 10 a.m. at Town Center Park, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa.

All About Owls

The Little Naturalist program at the Environmental Nature Center will give an outdoor class about owls for children ages 3 to 5. Children will have an opportunity to touch owl wings and talons. The class is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. Cost is $5. RSVP by emailing lori@encenter.org, or call (949) 645-8489.

High Tea for a Good Cause

The 22nd annual High Tea & Fashion Show, the fundraiser for the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. For more information, go to http://www.ronaldhouse.org.

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