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Wicked Backstage

Greer goes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (formerly OC Performing Arts Center) for a look backstage as the crew sets up for the opening of "Wicked." She also talks to Justin Klynsma, the head carpenter, who talks about what it's like to work on the show. “Wicked” tells the back story of the misunderstood, wicked witch from the Land of Oz. “Wicked” runs through April 3. Regular tickets start at $38.75 and are available now. For show times and dates check online here.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. 714.556.2787.


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Eugene CookePlanting a home garden is one easy way toward green living, and now you can learn from the best. On Saturday at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. expert farmer Eugene Cooke will be sharing his knowledge of sustainable gardening at his first workshop (in a series of four) at the Center for Living Peace in Irvine.

Cooke will give tips on “Edible Gardening.” You’ll learn how to grow food in small and large spaces; keep a garden within your budget, feed your family, create beautiful gardens and more.

For more than 15 years he’s supported sustainable community projects, most recently developing Truly Living Well Center for Urban Agriculture in Atlanta. His gardens are feeding families from the United States to Kenya.

Upcoming workshops with Cooke at the Center for Living Peace include Building Community with Food on June 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Insights from Africa on Sept. 10 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Gardening for your Karma Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At the workshop you can also enjoy delicious treats from Avanti Café in Costa Mesa. Cost is $22, or $12 for students. Pre-registration at is encouraged. Contact Sabrina Talukder at with questions.

The Center for Living Peace is at 4132 Campus Drive in Irvine. 949.854.5500.



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