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The Costa Mesa Historical Society holds a free open house from 11

a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at 1870 Anaheim Ave., Costa Mesa. The event

features memorabilia from the city of Costa Mesa and the Santa Ana

Army Air Base. (949) 631-5918.

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at St.

John's Episcopal Church, 183 E. Bay St., Costa Mesa. (714) 953-0900.

Oasis Senior Center offers a Parkinson's disease support group


from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at 800 Marguerite

Ave., Corona del Mar. (949) 644-3244.

The Center for Expressive Therapy offers a parent-teen group at

5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The facilitator will coach and teach members to

change behaviors that cause conflict. The group meets at 2900 Bristol

St., Building D-103, Costa Mesa. (714) 432-7546.

The Yoga Place offers a prenatal and postnatal yoga class from 3

to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. New classes begin the first of the month.

(949) 642-7400.

The Costa Mesa Senior Center offers transportation services for

medical-related appointments. Call at least one week in advance. All

other transportation needs -- such as grocery shopping, library

visits and rides to and from the center -- may be reserved between 8

and 8:30 a.m. the same day service is needed. (949) 645-2356.

The Hoag Cancer Center offers a free prostate cancer discussion

group, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the

center auditorium, 1 Hoag Drive, Building 41, Newport Beach. (949)


The Center for Expressive Therapy offers a women's group at 6 p.m.

Thursdays that explores issues related to one's purpose in life and

provides exercises to change beliefs and behaviors counterproductive

to life and relationships. The group meets at 2900 Bristol St.,

Building D-103, Costa Mesa. (714) 432-7456.

This Little Piggy hosts all-day projects and treats for kids of

all ages the first Wednesday of each month at 929 Newport Center

Drive, Newport Beach. Free. (949) 718-0533.

Green Systems International hosts an orchid sale on the first

Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with flower seminars at

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the group's nursery, 20362 Birch St., Newport

Beach. Free. (949) 756-1211.

The Braille Institute is offering free one-on-one classes for

people with poor vision who are interested in learning the computer

text enlargement program Zoomtext. A minimum of six sessions is

offered at the Oasis Senior Center, 800 Marguerite Ave., Corona del

Mar. Free. Information: (714) 821-5000.

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