Teaching appreciation: Lark Creek Newport Beach at Fashion Island, 957 Newport Center Drive, will honor teachers throughout May by offering a $10 discount per person to those who show their teacher or school employment identification at the restaurant. Teachers and school employees will be able to enjoy the $10 off with no minimum purchase and are welcome to return multiple times. In addition, nominate stellar teachers who deserve a night out by sending a note of 200 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org. Two teachers will win dinner for four, with a wine pairing.
Butterfly paradise: The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach, will host its ninth annual Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. All are invited to the free event; no reservations are required. Enjoy the county's only butterfly house, a "Taste of Orange County" with local restaurants participating, a children's art contest and exhibit, live birds of prey, mini massages, face painting, story time, games, henna application and live music. Information: (949) 645-8489.