September 13. LONG BEACH.  Edith Shain, the nurse in the photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square at the end of World War II, is scheduled to appear at the Reef Restaurant, 880 Harbor Scenic Drive, Long Beach. Time: 2 p.m. Cost: $38.50, parking is free.

September 13.  SUNSET BEACH. The 10th annual Chili Cook-off includes chili tasting, music, refreshments and souvenir limited edition cook-off T-shirts. $5 admission.

September 19. NEWPORT BEACH.  The 2008 Taste of Newport will be held on Newport Center Drive, Fashion Island, Pacific Coast Highway and Jamboree, Newport Beach, CA.  Time: Friday, Sept. 19, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20 4 -11 p.m.; Sunday Sept. 21, Noon – 8 p.m. Cost is around $25. Free and valet parking.