Family Fridays: ExplorOcean has started Family Fun Zone Fridays with live entertainment, arts and crafts, science experiments, carnival games and contests. Cost is $2 per person. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. each Friday. The Fun Zone is at 600 E. Bay Ave. Information: 949.675.8915
Orchid Society: The Newport Harbor Orchid Society meetings feature classes, talks and unique orchids. It meets every third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. Meetings are free. Information: 714.759.1464 or NHOS.org.
Habitat Restoration: The Habitat Restoration Program allows volunteers to enhance the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve for local wildlife. Held the second Sunday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Activities include non-native plant removal, planting natives, watering, trash cleanup and Butterfly Garden maintenance. No experience is necessary; water, snacks and tools are provided. Pre-registration is required: 949.923.227 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.