Here’s another much needed cause during the holiday season (and for that matter all year long.) The Roosters Foundation is holding its 14th Annual Holiday Food Drive Event at Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 400 volunteers, as well as community and military volunteers will package 4,000 boxes of food for needy families throughout Orange County, including 250 boxes each to families of deployed Marines and the California Army National Guard. Each box contains a 16 lb. turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and other items to feed a family of eight and will be distributed by 49 local non-profit organizations. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is at 8014 Marine Way, in Irvine.
To celebrate the hit musical Xanadu, the Orange County Performing Arts Center is transforming its community plaza as a FREE roller skating rink Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Just bring your own skates, roller blades or rent some for $5. Songs from Xanadu will be playing (“Strange Magic,” “All Over the World” and “Have You Never Been Mellow”) as well as songs from the ‘80’s. Xanadu runs through Dec. 27. 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. Ticket info at OCPAC.org
Here’s a great tip for you about the upcoming Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Rubber Duck Tours, an OC-based amphibious touring company, will be offering parking, transportation, and a prime viewing spot aboard the Rubber Duck this Wednesday through Sunday. The boat will leave promptly at 6 p.m., will cruise the harbor - holiday tunes, blankets, and some beverages will be provided (BYOB is also encouraged) and will return by 8:30 p.m. $45 per person. Please visit Rubber Duck Tours for more information about specific dates and pricing. Pre-booking is highly recommended. Please contact Gerald at 714.625.8135 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any more information.
Great deals on Riedel today and Sunday (and free wine tasting) with our favorite wine expert, Ian Blackburn. Riedel - decanters, glasses, reduced 40 to 60% off. Today noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. LearnAboutWine at 530 Molino St. Loft 218, Los Angeles.