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June 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Habra Movies in the Park  May 18-Oct. 12
Join the recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk. See website for schedule. www.lahabracity.com

Newport Beach Jazz Festival  June 1-3
A star-studded lineup of musicians, delectable food and drink selections, and dancing on the lawn. The festival kicks off on Friday night featuring Michael Lington with Kenny Lattimore at the Hyatt’s Back Bay Amphitheatre. On Saturday and Sunday, the festival heads to the Back Bay Golf Course for two jam-packed days filled with the finest smooth jazz, R&B, funk and soul! https://festivals.hyattconcerts.com

Rare Vintage Air VW Show  June 2
Bring your VW to the Rare Vintage Air VW d’Elegance to kick off the Prado & Classic weekends. We have great raffle items from our sponsors. We are also having a 50/50 raffle. Grinderz will have great food, soft drinks and beer on site at a discount price.
9am-3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach / www.rarevintageairvwclub.com

Family Fun & Wellness Fair  June 2
Free health screenings and checkups while enjoying good food, live music, and informative offerings from the exhibitors. Families will enjoy the various entertainments such as live music performances, face painting, prize giveaways, and more!
9am-2pm / Pretend City, Irvine
(949) 428-3900 / www.pretendcity.org/healthfair

San Diego Rail & Sail  June 2
We will motor coach to SJC to board an Amtrak train for a coastal ride to San Diego’s waterfront shops and restaurants at Seaport Village and the “Headquarters,” with time at leisure for lunch on your own. Choose to spend the afternoon exploring the USS Midway or enjoying a San Diego Harbor Cruise.
8:30am-6pm / Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-3062 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Be More Healthy Expo  June 2
Health and wellness-related exhibitors will showcase their products and services to thousands of potential customers. Free admission! Open to the public.
9am-3pm / Seal Beach Pier / www.sealbeachchamber.org

Mission Viejo Film Festival  June 2
Each screening will present films that meet the run-time guides for each category: “Short Films: High School,” “Short Films: College/Indie” and “Music Videos.” The following five awards will be presented: the Mark Jennings Award, City of Hope Award, People’s Choice Award, The MV Award, and the Mayor’s Award.
4-8pm / Saddleback Performing Arts – McKinney Theater
(949) 470-3062 / www.missionviejofilmfestival.com

Corona del Mar Scenic 5K  June 2
Whether running the 5K course, participating in the 2-mile Celebration Walk, or simply cheering the kids on in the Youth and Dolphin Dash series, all registered participants are hosted to a complimentary restaurant row feast of local eateries. Don’t miss the festive post event party complete with live entertainment,
unique sponsors and vendors, awards ceremony and more.
6am / Ocean Blvd & Heliotrope Ave. / www.cdmchamber.com

Huntington Beach Concours Classic Car & Motorcycle Show  June 2-3
A fun event where car lovers and enthusiasts can come to enjoy themselves, while knowing that they are also helping a worthy cause: The Huntington Beach Library Children’s Resource Center. It is rated #1 in California. Please help us keep it that way by attending this year’s event.
Sat: 9am-2pm, Sun: 9am-4pm / Huntington Beach Central Park
(714) 904-5034 / www.hbconcours.org

Dino Days  June 2-3
There will be fun for the entire family with a walking Dino tour of a life-size moving T-Rex, Velociraptors and a Dilophosaurus. Wristband includes dinosaur tour, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artist and unlimited games.
10am-2pm / Nature Park, Lake Forest
(949) 273-6960 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Fantasea of Quilts, Quilt Show  June 2-3
Traditional and non-traditional style quilts will be on display. It brings together the “best of the best” in quilt making, with aisles of displays, retail exhibits and more. Opportunity quilt: Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows with Kaffe Fassett Fabrics, $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. $10 and parking is Free! Auction is at 1 pm on Saturday. SOKA University, Alisa Viejo
(949) 547-6961 / www.beachcitiesquilters.org

Lost & Found Vintage Flea Market  June 3
Unique, curated, and rare vintage finds! Not everyone knows this, but The LAB stands for “Little American Business” and that’s exactly who we are and what we strive to support.
11am-4pm / The LAB Anti-Mall, Costa Mesa / www.thelab.com

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off  June 3
The event features a one-day Chili Cook-Off, salsa competitions, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, commercial vendors, entertainment, kids area, music, family-friendly contests, wine & beer booths, family plaza and carnival attractions.
10am-5pm / Old Town Tustin
(714) 573-3326 / www.tustinchilicookoff.com

Celebration of the Arts  June 3
Dozens of artists’ exhibits and sales, including paintings, photography, ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, sculptures, wood carving, glass art, mixed media and cultural activities. This is a family-friendly event offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community.
11am-4pm / Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House & Hurless Barton Park, Yorba Linda
(714) 996-1960 / www.artsyl.org

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction  June 8-10
The auction event will provide the electric atmosphere of auction in the round auction block and also provide enthusiasts an outstanding destination to bring the whole family to experience their passion of classic cars.
9am / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort / www.russoandsteele.com

Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts  June 8-Aug. 10
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.
Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Annual Pier Swim  June 9
Get yourself in shape, practice your stroke, learn the motions of the waves and you’ll be in good company when the pier swim arrives. Join or watch this annual tradition as groups of swimmers from 12 years old and up swim approximately 1/2 mile around the Huntington Beach Pier. $25 entry fee.
7am / Huntington Beach Pier
(714) 960-8870 / www.huntingtonbeachca.gov

Dana Point ArtFest  June 10
An outdoor, top-quality juried art and music event that brings artists and community together. A free community festival of fine art, live music, food, and more.
10am-5pm / Dana Point Lantern District / www.dpartfest.com

Flag Day Retirement Ceremony  June 14
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is proud to offer an opportunity for residents and guests of all ages to honor the American Flag with this observation and flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony is held to properly destroy (by burning) worn, damaged or otherwise unserviceable American Flags in a dignified manner in accordance with The United States Flag Code.
7:45-8:30pm / Bell Tower, Rancho Santa Margarita City Hall / www.cityofrsm.org

Chili at the Beach  June 16
Chili Cook-Off and Salsa Tasting Contest. In addition there will be children’s activities with kid’s games and entertainment, all benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley. Attendance is free with unlimited chili and salsa tasting tickets.
Main St & PCH, Huntington Beach
(714) 536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com

Summer of Mud Run  June 16
Celebrate summer by running (or come cheer on the runners!) the approximate +5K course beginning and ending at Irvine Lake. You will get wet and you will get muddy. Be sure to bring towels and a change of clothing.
9am / Oak Canyon Park, Silverado / www.irvinelakemudrun.com

Fête de La Musique  June 16
Held in conjunction with “World Music Day” to celebrate the coming of summer each June. The festival is celebrated worldwide on, or near, the beginning of summer. LBSCA has crafted its Fête de la Musique to promote Laguna Beach performing arts through live music by singers and musicians.
1-4pm / Downtown Laguna Beach
(949) 492-0883 / www.lagunabeachsistercities.com

Summer Solstice Garden Gala  June 16
An evening “under the stars” with exquisite food, fine wines, and moonlight dancing in beautiful gardens. This annual event raises vital support for the living and historical collections of the Fullerton Arboretum.
Fullerton Arboretum, CSUF Campus
(714) 278-4792 / www.fullertonarboretum.org

Newport Beach Art Exhibition  June 16
Artists, 18 years of age or older, may submit one or two original works of art to be displayed and judged. Entry fees are $30 for one entry and $40 for the maximum two entries. Categories include Painting: Watercolors and Painting: Oils and Acrylics, along with Photography and 3D Art.
1-6pm / Newport Beach Civic Center
(949) 717-3802 / www.newportbeachca.gov

Wags n’ Wine  June 17
Great food, terrific wine, silent & live auction, opportunity drawings, live entertainment, dancing, dog adoptions, pooch pageant & more! Raising money for Waggin’ Trails – rescuing dogs (and other animals) from certain death in our shelters or bad living situations ensuring they get placed in a forever home.
1-5pm / Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach
(714) 328-8661 / www.wagsnwine.com

Summerfest  June 21-24
Carnival rides, vendors, food booths and the famous FV Classic Car Show, great entertainment, and beer garden. Preview Night on Thursday where all rides are $1. Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park
(714) 839-8611 / www.fvsummerfest.com

OC Pride 2018  June 23
OC Pride celebrates the 10th annual OC Pride LGBT Parade and Festival. This event celebrates OC’s LGBT community for the opportunity to gather and show their pride.
9am-6pm / Downtown Santa Ana
(657) 234-7802 / www.prideoc.com

Doheny Surf and Art Festival  June 23-24
A two-day celebration of the Southern California surfing lifestyle! Menehune Surf Contest, Surfers Vendor Village, 60’s Surf Contest, Tandem Exhibition, Surf Tricks Contest, Kona Beer Garden (with wine and spirits, too), Live Music, Polynesian Dancing, Great Food, Healthy Living Demonstrations, Surfer’s Art and Collectibles, Classic Longboard Exhibit, Classic Woody Car Show and more!
Doheny State Beach / www.dohenystatebeach.org

A Taste of Greece  June 29-Sept. 2
Art! Three stages of live music and entertainment! Cheap beer and wine! Outdoor eateries and cafes! Free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as glassblowing.
10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

May 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Alamitos Police Appreciation Luncheon  May 2
You are invited to express your support and appreciation of the Los Alamitos Police Department. The keynote speaker will be Ray Fenton, Head Football Coach at Los Alamitos High School.
11:15am-1pm / Navy Golf Course, Cypress
(562) 598-6659 / www.losalchamber.org

The 2018 FIVB Huntington Beach Open  May 2-6
The best athletes and Olympians from across the globe will be competing in Surf City at this beach volleyball tournament.
Huntington City Beach / www.avp.com

Gate & Garden Tour  May 4
A fundraiser for school gardens, scholarships and community projects. The winding downhill walking route toward the ocean features fancy gardens. Celebrate the “Eve of Cinco de Mayo” with margaritas, Mexican food, free refreshments and a raffle.
11am-4pm / South Laguna / www.LagunaBeachGardenClub.org

Spring Citrus Fair  May 4-6
Showcases the history of the La Habra Valley. Event will include entertainment, carnival rides, local food, exhibits & character mascots. Free Admission.
Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm / La Habra Blvd.
(562) 697-1704 / www.citrusfair.com

Wild West Steamfest  May 5
Celebrates The Old West & Steampunk. This concert event includes a beer garden, vendors, panels, Faro, costume contest, gold mining and living history tours.
10am-6pm / Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana / www.wildweststeamfest.com

San Clemente Cinco de Mayo Fiesta  May 5
Traditional Mariachis and Ballet Folklorico to Cumbias, Tex Mex, and Salsa dancers. Community groups will be serving up authentic Mexican food fare and other activities will include a juried Art Contest, Carnival Game Booths and a vendor area.
2-6pm / Max Berg Plaza Park: 1100 Calle Puente
(949) 361-8264 / www.san-clemente.org

Soka University’s International Festival  May 5
Over 900 musicians and dancers performing on three stages and over 250 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors! There will be lots of international food, exhibitors, games and activities, art exhibitions, ceramic sales, and children’s play area.
10:30am-5pm / 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo / www.soka.edu

Cinco de Mayo Yacht Party  May 5
This booze cruise will be equipped with one of a kind Margaritas, an array of street tacos, rice & beans and churros; all while listening to the beats of top 40 music and the best Salsa/Latin hits!
1-4pm & 7-10pm / Royal Princess Yacht, Newport Beach
(714) 485-6543 / www.annualyachtparties.com

OC Marathon  May 5-6
Pledges to benefit eleven local children’s charities through Run for Orange County Kids (ROCK). The Ultimate Finish Line Festival on Sunday at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa / www.ocmarathon.com

Cars ‘N Copters on the Coast  May 6
This unique show will feature a stunning array of exotic cars, as well as an impressive lineup of helicopters. Proceeds go to the Huntington Beach Police & Community Foundation, benefiting the Huntington Beach Police Department Air Support Unit and many other community and police programs the HBPCF supports.
10am-4pm / Huntington City Beach / www.carscopterscoast.org

Dachshund Races  May 6
Come see these short-legged but swift ‘wiener dogs’ race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog-friendly patio.
3-4pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

ACES Hot Rod Resurrection Car Show  May 9
Open to pre ‘65 traditional hot rods, customs & vintage/classic bikes only, and being held in Huntington Beach, Old World in Orange County. Spectator’s admission and parking are free.
10am-3pm / Old World Village / www.acescarclub.com

Discovery Cube’s Annual Rocket Launch  May 12
This event is full of hands-on activities for all ages and includes a competition where you’ll design, build and launch your own 2-liter bottle rocket with pressurized air and water.
9am-2pm / The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach
(714) 542-2823 / https://oc.discoverycube.org

Open Garden Day  May 12
Experience the inviting neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park in North Santa Ana. Lovely gardens to tour, water-wise front yard sidewalk tour, garden expert talks & demonstrations, vintage cars to peruse, a street full of vendors selling unique garden treasures, and gourmet food trucks.
10am-4pm / Santa Ana / www.opengardenday.com

Mariachi Festival  May 12
“Battle of the Mariachis” and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes.
11am-4pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
(949) 234-1321 / www.missionsjc.com

A Taste for Charity  May 16
A fun-filled evening under the stars to benefit local Laguna Beach charities. Silent art auction, raffle items, ‘tastes’ from twelve of the finest local Laguna Beach restaurants, and a live auction of indescribable artwork and items all generously donated by the local artists, galleries, and merchants.
6pm / Tivoli Too: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach / www.lbr-caf.info

Music and Arts Festival  May 18
The Laguna Niguel Youth Committee hosts this annual music festival to give local middle and high school students an opportunity to perform.
6:30-9:30pm / Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Anaheim Children’s Festival  May 19
Fun for the whole family with free arts and crafts, dance lessons and performing arts classes. Over 20 booths will decorate the entrance area outside the Amphitheater in Pearson Park. Two stages will be located at the Festival. Musicians, puppets, bands, vocal groups, and dancers will perform.
11am-4pm / Pearson Park / www.anaheimartscouncil.com

Race Against Extinction 5K Run  May 19
Generation Awakening, a local nonprofit is hosting its inaugural 5K run to raise funds for local and international conservation and wildlife organizations. A family-friendly walk/run event for all ages on sand and through a fun obstacle course.
9am-1pm / Huntington Beach
(714) 222-7570 / www.generationawakening.org

Tustin LobsterFest  May 19
An afternoon of FUN for the family – enjoy entertainment, games, music and prizes. Annual fundraiser event provides financial support for the programs and services sponsored by the Tustin/Santa Ana Rotary Club.
4-8pm / Peppertree Park / www.tustinlobsterfest.com

Newport Beach Spirits Tasting Event  May 19
The SIP Awards is the only spirit tasting competition that puts you in the judging seat. Categories include: Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Mezcal, Rum, Whiskey, Scotch, Cognac, Bourbon, Liqueurs, Infused Spirits, Mixers, and many others.
Noon-4pm / Hyatt Regency Newport Beach / www.visitnewportbeach.com

Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival  May 19-20
Featuring car rally, motor movies & Concours d’Elegance and Horseless Carriage Tour. Live performances in the outdoor amphitheater. Proceeds benefit youth arts education and outreach programs.
Sat 8am-2pm, Sun 10am-4pm / 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton
(714) 738-6595 / www.muckcarshow.org

Doheny Blues Festival  May 19-20
The true kick-off to summer with a weekend filled with music, lots of vendors and an International Food Court that features foods from around the world.
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
(949) 360-7800 / www.dohenybluesfestival.com

Balboa Island ArtWalk  May 20
The premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of Balboa Island’s summer season. This fine art show features 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day.
9am-5pm / Balboa Island / www.balboaislandartwalk.info

Brewer Brothers Model Kit & Hobby Expo  May 20
Multiple vendors: model kit, 1/6-scale figure & armor, toy soldier, miniature gaming, military book & decal, documentary & movie DVDs, die-cast toy, and much more!
9am-3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation  May 20
Join No Kid Hungry in Laguna Beach as the top chefs in the area come together to make a difference and end child hunger in the US at Taste of the Nation. Celebrated CA chefs Amar Santana and Joe Sasto will be joining the line-up.
2:30-7:30pm / Montage Laguna Beach
(949) 295-2801 / https://events.nokidhungry.org

Santa Ana Zoo’s Party for the Planet-Endangered Species Day  May 20
Throughout the event, Zoo guests can create conservation-friendly crafts and play fun games, as well as learn from hands-on demonstrations and education stations featuring animals, recycling, sustainable living and special guests.
Noon-3pm / 1801 E Chestnut Avenue
(714) 836-4000 / www.santaanazoo.org

Taste of Brea & Business Expo  May 24
Showcases our vibrant business community and city as one of Southern California’s premiere destinations for exceptional dining, quality entertainment, and diverse shopping options. Visitors will also enjoy dancing to live music.
5-9pm / Downtown Birch St. Promenade
(714) 529-3660 / www.tasteofbrea.com

Strawberry Festival  May 25-28
The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city’s strawberry-growing history. Contests, cake cutting ceremony, vendor & food booths, show mobile performances, rides and attractions. Free admission!
Euclid St & Main St, Garden Grove
(714) 638-0981 / www.strawberryfestival.org

Scottish Fest  May 26-27
The event features hundreds of bagpipers and drummers, Scottish and Irish food and vendors, Scottish clans, Highland dancing and traditional Scottish feats of strength like the hammer throw, putting the stone and caber toss.
9am-6pm / OC Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 708-1500 / www.scottishfest.com

San Clemente Memorial Day Remembrance  May 28
Join us as we honor all branches of the United States Military at the Marine Monument, in Park Semper Fi overlooking the SC Pier and ocean. All service members welcome. Meet our Marines from Camp Pendleton: 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, San Clemente’s adopted Marine Corps Unit.
2-3pm / Pier Bowl / www.marinemonument.com

La Palma Memorial Day Ceremony  May 28
Pay tribute to the dedication and sacrifices the men and women of our Nation’s Armed Forces have made.
9am / Civic Center – City’s Eternal Flame
(714) 690-3300 / www.cityoflapalma.org

Huntington Beach Memorial Day Ceremony  May 28
This annual ceremony, hosted by the American Legion Post 133, features a 21-gun salute, flag-raising and playing of taps. Local dignitaries will also be in attendance.
11am / Pier Plaza / www.huntingtonbeachca.gov

Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony  May 28
Attendees can memorialize our troops’ sacrifice by writing down a brief remembrance to be posted on a memory board.
10am / Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
(949) 724-6715 / www.cityofirvine.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

April 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Cube’s Bubblefest  Mar. 24-Apr. 8
Pop into Spring Break with this bubble spectacular, featuring hands-on family fun, the return of Deni Yang and the Mega Bubblefest Laser show! Learners of all ages will discover more about the science behind the soapy fun.
10am-5pm / Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana
(714) 542-2823 / https://oc.discoverycube.org

San Clemente State of City  Apr. 5
San Clemente Mayor will address attendees on the accomplishments and progress going on throughout the city that continue to make San Clemente a premier place to live, work and do business.
11:30am-1pm / Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club
(949) 492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Garden Grove Kiwanis Poker Cup Tournament  Apr. 7
Kiwanis of Greater Garden Grove will be hosting 4 poker tournaments this year. Each tournament will be dedicated to a specific charity and all proceeds will be donated to that charity.
6pm / KiwanisLand: 9840 Larson Ave., Garden Grove
(714) 267-6974 / www.kiwanisland.com

Walk MS Irvine  Apr. 7
Fun, festival-like event including food, drink, entertainment and a 2 mile walk at UCI. The National MS Society’s mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
7am / Orange County Great Park
(800) 486-6762 / www.nationalmssociety.org

Aquatic Center Re-Opening/Spring Kick-Off  Apr. 7
Join us for a fun-filled celebration featuring free entry, swimming, swim lessons, bouncers, game booths, drowning prevention education and much more!
Noon-3pm / Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Spring So Cal Corgi Nation Beach Day  Apr. 7
Get your aloha shirts and grass skirts! The theme for Spring 2018 So Cal Corgi Beach Day is TIKI BEACH PAWTY!
10am-3pm / Huntington Dog Beach
(562) 335-7674 / www.socalcorgination.com

LOCA Birthday Bash  Apr. 8
Join us in honoring our founders as we celebrate 25 years of Arts Education in Laguna Beach.
4-7pm / Kitchen in the Canyon: 845 Laguna Canyon Road
www.locaarts.org

Dachshund Races  Apr. 8
Great Family Fun! Come see these short-legged but swift ‘wiener dogs’ race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog-friendly patio.
3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Meet the Mayor/State of the City  Apr. 11
The City of Lake Forest and Chamber of Commerce present their signature event: State of the City and Meet with the Mayor with Dr. Jim Gardner. The event features fresh food from Tito’s Burritos and Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurants, coffee from Patch Coffee, dessert by Dessert Divas, live music and more.
5:30-8pm / Mercedes-Benz of Foothill Ranch: 81 Auto Center Dr.
(949) 583-9639 / www.lakeforestcachamber.com

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest  Apr. 14
Features micro-brews from all over Southern California. Enjoy micro-brew sampling, home-made food provided by various nonprofit organizations and live entertainment. VIP guests enjoyed tours of the Left Coast Brewery and premier samplings.
Noon-5pm / Left Coast Brewing Co.: 1245 Puerta Del Sol
(949) 492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Sandcastles on Main  Apr. 14
Huntington Beach Downtown is closing the middle block of Main Street and inviting teams to compete in different sandcastle building categories.
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
(714) 536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com

Casa Youth Shelter’s 40th Anniversary Gala  Apr. 14
Let’s celebrate 40 years of helping teens in crisis and families in need. Featuring entertainment by The Rembrandt Band.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
(562) 594-6825 / www.casayouthshelter.org

Gardenfest  Apr. 14
Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, garden-related opportunities in our community, Open to the Public ‘funky container’ and ‘floral design’ contests, San Clemente Art Association’s Garden and Flower Show painting competition, Butterfly Habitat Education and Water Smart Program.
8am-2pm / San Clemente Community Center
www.sanclementegardenclub.com

SCC Hawks Golf Tournament  Apr. 20
Join faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Santiago Canyon College for a day of golf and camaraderie on a world-class course. Golf package includes round of golf, on-cart lunch, green fees, golf cart, driving range, on-course beverages, goodie gift bag and famous Wrangler Grill dinner.
9am-6:30pm / Tustin Ranch Golf Club / www.sccollege.edu

California Wine Festival  Apr. 20-21
California’s best wineries pour hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view.
Lantern Bay Park, Dana Point
(800) 936-3126 / www.californiawinefestival.com

Celebrate UCI – Annual Open House  Apr. 21
This spring event features an outdoor Festival, Open House and Car Show. Wayzgoose, UCI’s oldest tradition, is a student-run festival in Aldrich Park – filled with live entertainment, food, games and rides for UCI and the community.
10am / University of California Irvine
(949) 824-6703 / www.admissions.uci.edu

Volunteer Connection Day Expo  Apr. 21
Whether you have a heart for underprivileged children, seniors, or taking care of animals, you will be able to connect with all these organizations and more.
8-11am / Laguna Hills Community Center
(949) 707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Laguna Niguel Earth Day Celebration  Apr. 21
“Go Green” and volunteer to plant, weed and clean up the Niguel Botanical Preserve. Volunteers should wear old clothes, closed-toed shoes, and be prepared to work in the soil! Water and a light snack provided.
8:30-11:30am / Crown Valley Community Park
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

High 5 Carnival  Apr. 21
Join us for a fun day with the family to support Mental Health & Wellness with a focus on children and adolescents. Entry is FREE! DJ & live youth singers. Carnival games & fun inflatables. Raffle prizes and silent auction. Information booths for Mental Health support.
10am-12:30pm / Dana Hills High School

www.EL.FoundationEarth Day/Arbor Day Celebration  Apr. 21
The City is offering volunteer opportunities to beautify the park with new landscaping, and there will be free hotdogs and ice cream while supplies last. There will also be a Green Expo at the park featuring environmental programs.
8am-noon / Cordova Park: 26931 El Retiro, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-3010 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show  Apr. 21-22
The perfect place for any gardener looking for new ideas to improve their gardens or outdoor habitats. This is the only major outdoor sales event in Orange County-focused
exclusively on the home gardener, garden accessories, environmental education programs and products.
10am-4pm / Fullerton Arboretum: 1900 Associated Road
(714) 278-3407 / www.fullertonarboretum.org

La Palma Arbor Day Celebration  Apr. 24
La Palma will be celebrating by planting a tree! In addition, there will be crafts, presentation of the art and coloring contest winners, and of course the planting of a new trees.
4-6pm / Central Park / www.cityoflapalma.org

Newport Beach Film Festival  Apr. 26-May 3
Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational
opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films.
Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana
(949) 253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

Doheny Wood  Apr. 27-29
Show is free to Woodie owners and spectators. The state beach does have a park entry fee. Over 150 classic wooden cars, surf wagons will be on display. The event has a large raffle including many Woodie and surf-related items.
Doheny State Beach / www.socalwoodies.com

Pet Expo  Apr. 27-29
Over 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits,
miniature horses and more. There will also be pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts. It is presented by a nonprofit organization to promote responsible pet care.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa / www.petexpooc.com

Love Brea  Apr. 28
Love Brea is a great opportunity to serve the city of Brea and join a movement that is spreading across California. In the past two years we have had over a thousand volunteers doing 35 service projects around the community with a city-wide celebration at the end!
www.lovebrea.org

Love La Habra Block Party  Apr. 28
A city-wide day of service to help those in need and improve our city. Will focus on a specific neighborhood in the city.
8am-12pm / Corona Park: 701 W 5th Avenue
(562) 383-4208 / www.lovelahabra.com

Seal Beach Classic Car Show  Apr. 28
Each year Main Street in Seal Beach closes down to welcome over 25,000 visitors, 550 cars, attractions and businesses to come together with the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seal Beach to produce one of Southern California’s most memorable automotive events.
(562) 799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour  Apr. 28-29
Whether experiencing a stroll through the beautiful vintage homes and gardens, searching for treasures at the Antique & Collectables Sale, viewing the Classic Automobile Display, or enjoying a snack at the food and drink concessions, you will surely leave with nostalgic memories of a day well-spent.
10am-4pm / Floral Park, Santa Ana
www.floralparkhometour.com

Arts Alive Festival  Apr. 28-29
With a “Plein Air Landscape” theme, this year’s festival will feature arts and crafts, musical performances as well as amazing street paintings brought to life by incredible artists. Tasty fare and beverages along with creative activities for all ages. Hands-on workshops and demonstrations will be featured at the new Potocki Center for the Arts.
Village Green at Oso Viejo Park, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-8440 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Taste of Huntington Beach  Apr. 29
Featuring delectable tastes from local restaurants and catering companies. Add in unlimited sips from your favorite wineries and breweries, along with live entertainment for your listening and dancing enjoyment. Proceeds benefit the children’s wing of the Huntington Beach Library.
Noon-4pm / Sports Complex at Talbert and Goldenwest
(714) 375-5023 / www.tastehb.com

Chipping in for Kids Golf Tournament  Apr. 30
The tournament features a day of exciting competition that includes a helicopter golf ball drop, putting, long drive and closest to the pin contests, mulligans, raffles, a live and silent auction and an awards dinner.
Hacienda Hills Golf Course, La Habra Heights
(562) 383-4242 / www.lhcm.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

 

March 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomatomania! at Roger’s Gardens  Mar. 2-11
The world’s largest (and most fun) tomato plant sale! Scott Daigre and his staff of Tomatomaniacs offer an astonishing selection of over 200 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomato plants, including new varieties for 2018 & the Tomato of the Year.
9am-6pm / 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar
(949) 640-5800 / www.rogersgardens.com

Parenting OC’s Annual Summer Opportunities Jamboree  Mar. 3
Jamboree will have special guests, along with games and many new exhibitors featuring family travel destination spots, summer camps, and school information. The Aquarium of the Pacific will be in attendance with the acclaimed Aquarium on Wheels, and back by popular demand is the Bubble-Dash Games.
10am-2pm / Discovery Cube Science Center, Santa Ana
(714) 542-2823 / More Info

Oso Fit – Mission Viejo Community Health Fair & 5K Fun Run  Mar. 3
Hosted by the City and Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce, the event is an extension of the annual Community Health Fair and in honor of the City’s 30th anniversary celebration this year. The Community Health Fair features something for all ages including a host of free screenings.
7:30-11am / Oso Creek Trail
(949) 441-0602 / More Info

Festival of Whales  Mar. 3-4 & 10-11
In addition to whale watching at the height of whale watching season, festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/
SUP Demos, plus much more!
See website for schedule. / Dana Point Harbor
(949) 472-7888 / www.festivalofwhales.com

Dachshund Races  Mar. 4
Come see these short legged but swift ‘wiener dogs’ race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog-friendly patio. 3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

C.R.Y. Holi On The Beach  Mar. 4
Presented By: Child Rights & You America, Inc. – Orange County Action Center. The Festival of Colors! Open to all – just be ready to get very colorful with about 500 of your favorite friends and enjoy Bollywood music! Indian food and snacks will be available for purchase. Come have fun – and help raise money for Child Rights!
11am-3pm / Bolsa Chica State Beach
(714) 512-6499 / www.america.cry.org

Lantern Festival  Mar. 4
Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Orange County’s Pacific Symphony with this free family event. Enjoy music, dance, food and lantern decorating to mark the end of the Lunar New Year.
12pm / Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
(714) 556-2787 / www.pacificsymphony.org

Toshiba Classic  Mar. 7-11
Each year, the Toshiba Classic attracts a field of professional players that rivals any major championship in golf, creating compelling competition for our fans. In 2018, the Toshiba Classic will benefit the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center which provides comprehensive services for those with risk for diabetes regardless of their ability to pay.
Newport Beach Country Club
(949) 660-1001 / www.toshibaclassic.com

Pet Expo  Mar. 10
Please feel free to bring your well-socialized, dog/people-friendly dog. This one day event offers a variety of informative groups, retailers, groomers, veterinarians and pet rescue organizations – everything you need to know for a happier, healthier pet!
10am-2pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
(949) 462-3450 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza  Mar. 10-31
Hop on over with family and friends to enjoy this fun and exciting springtime event. Children can meet and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny as well as participate in several activities that are located throughout the area.
Weekdays 10am-4pm, Weekends 9am-6pm / 1 Irvine Park Road
(714) 997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com

Rodeo Round Up Car Show & Maker Fair  Mar. 16
Celebrate our student body and treat the community to an afternoon of fun with bouncers, trackless train, trick roper, panning for gold, face painting, classic + exotic car and vehicle show, local business and maker fair, music, photo booth set ups, food trucks, petting zoo and much more! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.
3pm / Enders Elementary, Garden Grove
(714) 663-6205 / www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us

Weekend of Art in Los Alamitos  Mar. 16-17
Calling all artists! All ages and abilities welcome. Sculpture, ceramics, spoken word, music, photography, painting, drawing, dance, wood working, print and more. Registration must be received by March 5.
Fri 5-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm / Los Alamitos Community Center
(562) 430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Spring Craft Boutique  Mar. 16-17
Unique, one-of-a-kind crafts, seasonal and year-round gifts and décor, wearable art, jewelry, florals, baby items, tasty goodies and much more from over 250 vendors! KidWatch babysitting service is available for $2.25 per hour per child.
Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm / Brea Community Center
(714) 990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Musink  Mar. 16-18
This year’s event will showcase more than 100 world-renowned tattoo artists and feature musical performances by the Descendents, Fear, Strung Out, the Adolescents, Lil Yachty, Machine Gun Kelly and the Fever 333.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 708-1500 / www.musinkfest.com

El Presidente Ball  Mar. 17
Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you how “the West was fun” at this western style dinner dance. Enjoy some great food and old-fashioned fun while dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to live country-western style music.
6-10pm / El Adobe de Capistrano, SJC
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School  Mar. 17
This colorful, fun-filled event showcases and celebrates Sage Hill school’s–and the community’s–amazing cultural diversity. Taste home-cooked delicacies from virtually every nation represented at Sage Hill; enjoy non-stop musical and dance performances; bid on tantalizing baskets of themed goodies; browse the ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment for the kids. Wilkins Town Square – Sage Hill School, Newport Coast
(949) 219-0100 / More Info

Glitterfest  Mar. 18
This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and much, much more!
10am-3pm / Spring Field Conference Center, Fullerton
(714) 573-1025 / www.glitterfest.com

Cherry Blossum Festival  Mar. 18
A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30-year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister city of Anjo, Japan.
10:30am-5:30pm / Central Park Bandstand
www.hbcbfest.com

Saint Joseph’s Day at the Mission  Mar. 19
Live mariachi music, community presentations, Special Guest “Swallows Speakers”, Mission Basilica School performances, ringing of the historic bells and History of St. Joseph’s Day and Swallows Legend.
10am-3pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
(949) 234-1300 / www.missionsjc.com

Friends of the Library Authors’ Luncheon  Mar. 20
Authors D. P. Lyle and David Putnam speak about their books and careers at a luncheon hosted by Friends of the Huntington Beach Library.
Noon / 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach
(714) 375-8429 / www.fotlhb.com

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande  Mar. 21
This night of Old West entertainment consists of four contests rolled into one! Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best moustache and/or beard). For the more timid, spectators are always welcome.
6-9pm / Swallow’s Inn, SJC
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado  Mar. 24
This is the nation’s largest non-motorized parade. It is totally organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop at over 100 booths. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the
music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.
11am / Downtown San Juan Capistrano
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Laguna Niguel Bunny Bonanza  Mar. 24
Crafts-Games-Face Painting-Entertainment Instructor Showcase – meet the Parks and Recreation class instructors. Touch a Truck” – kids will get to climb, work on and “drive” a fun work truck, including trash, fire, and Sheriff’s Department. The Easter Bunny will also be hopping around! No egg hunt.
9am-noon / Chapparosa Park
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Lake Forest Egg Hunt/ Festival of Colors  Mar. 24
11am-1pm / Etnies Skate Park: 20028 Lake Forest Drive
(949) 461-3511 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Discovery Cube’s Bubblefest  Mar. 24-Apr. 8
Pop into Spring Break with this bubble spectacular, featuring hands-on family fun, the return of Deni Yang and the Mega Bubblefest Laser show! Bubblefest provides learners of all ages the opportunity to discover more about the science behind the soapy fun.
10am-5pm / Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana
(714) 542-2823 / More Info

Aliso Viejo Community Cup  Mar. 29
Shotgun start is at 11am with dinner and an awards ceremony following at 5pm. This event benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley.
11am / Aliso Viejo Country Club
(949) 542-4112 / www.bgccapo.com

Zedtown  Mar. 31
Zombie defense mobilization efforts are now underway as OC residents prepare for an impending zombie invasion experience–armed with only foam blasters. Grab your opportunity to be a part of this blaster battle that follows a plot, evolving as players interact throughout the game.
10am & 5pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(763) 324-7889 / More Info

La Habra Spring Family Eggstravaganza  Mar. 31
This fun, family event includes an Eggs-Treme Kid Zone, as well as games, crafts, inflatables, balloon twisters, music & more. Also features a Community Resource Fair put on by the La Habra Family Resource Center.
8am-noon / La Bonita Park
(562) 383-4210 / www.lahabracity.com

Stanton Easter Egg Hunt  Mar. 31
Egg hunt, pancake breakfast and resource fair.
9-11am / Stanton Central Park
(714) 379-9222 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

February 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County Economic Forecast 2018  Feb. 1
Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Christopher Thornberg. Dr. Thornberg is Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and widely considered to be one of the nation’s leading economists. An expert in economic forecasting, regional economics, employment, and labor markets, economic policy, and industry and real estate analysis, he was one of the earliest and most accurate predictors of the subprime mortgage market crash that began in (2007, and of the global economic recession that followed).
11:45am-1pm / Embassy Suites Brea: 900 E Birch St., Brea
(714) 529-3660 / www.breachamber.com

Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon  Feb. 2-4
Run on PCH past the famous Huntington Beach pier and wind through the legendary surfing beaches of Southern California. Retro surf bands entertain along the way and the Finish Line Party includes a beach side beer garden in the California sun. Finishers receive surfboard medals!
See website for schedule. / Huntington Beach
(888) 422-0786 / www.motivrunning.com/run-surf-city

Annual Monarch Butterfly Day  Feb. 3
OC Parks invites children and families to learn all about Monarch Butterflies and their natural habitat with an up-close look at the magnificent creatures. Children can assist in planting plants to attract Monarch Butterflies. Participants can also go inside a netted butterfly enclosure. Butterfly experts will be on-site. Additional activities include interpretive programs, children’s crafts, face painting and a balloon artist. Food will be available for purchase.
10am-2pm / Mile Square Regional Park, Fountain Valley
(714) 973-6600 / www.ocparks.com/parks/mile

San Juan Capistrano Car Show  Feb. 3
The classic, new and exotic will headline this popular fundraiser, which promises a fabulous display of some 400 antique and classic cars and trucks. The return of the popular New-Car Row will show the latest models from local dealers. Come and see the impressive rows of cars and trucks, shop the vendor’s booths and enjoy delicious food with your family.
7:30am-2pm / SJC Community Center-Sports Park
www.sjcrotary.org/Page/carshow

Laguna Beach Music Festival  Feb. 7-11
A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Laguna Beach Music Festival is an annual celebration featuring outstanding classical and contemporary concerts in intimate spaces, community outreach programs and dynamic special events. See website for schedule of events.
(949) 553-2422 / www.philharmonicsociety.org/LBMF

Taste of San Juan  Feb. 8
Help launch the kick-off celebration of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas with 25 restaurants, under one roof! Taste of San Juan brings many of the restaurants and caterers serving San Juan Capistrano together to tempt you with their finest offerings.
6-9pm / San Juan Hills Golf Course
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Art Crawl Experience  Feb. 10
“ACE” is an auditory explosive art walk and arts festival has been acclaimed by local artisans as the Downtown Anaheim Arts District. During the evening of an ACE, attendees stroll amongst outdoor permanent art fixtures, such as Peter Shire’s illuminated birdhouse sculptures, to discover artists demonstrating their creative process live for curious onlookers.
Anaheim Blvd., Harbor Blvd., Center Street Promenade
(714) 956-3586 / www.downtownanaheim.com

Art Auction 2018  Feb. 10
Art Auction 2018 will include 100 museum-curated works by California artists featured in recent exhibitions, special events, and the museum’s permanent collection. This festive affair will include live music, delicious cuisine, and creative cocktails.
Laguna Art Museum: 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach
(949) 494-8971 / www.lagunaartmuseum.org

Artesanos Village, Craft Fair  Feb. 10
Community Crafters meet every 2nd Saturday of the month to sell their beautiful art and display their talented skills.
9am-2pm / Hecho en Mexico: 173 W Santa Fe Ave., Placentia
www.facebook.com/hechoenmexicogiftstore

Timberwolf 5K  Feb. 10
The Timberwolf 5K brings the Northwood community together in support of over 1,100 athletes and their 25 teams. New this year: Pancake breakfast, immediately following the race. Proceeds from registration and sponsorships benefit Northwood High School and Families Forward, a local non-profit providing supported housing programs, counseling, food, referrals, school supplies, career coaching, and other services for families in crisis.
6:30am / Northwood High School, Irvine
www.timberwolf5k.com

The Revolution – Revolutionary War Reenactment  Feb. 10-11
Experience the American Revolution hosted by the Huntington Beach Historical Society. This free event is open to the public and will have different battles that can be witnessed throughout the day along with live music and food options.
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm / Huntington Central Park: 7111 Talbert Ave.
www.hbhistory.org/revolution

Active Lifestyle Valentine’s Sock Hop  Feb. 11
Enjoy a delicious catered dinner and live band with the ‘50s Sock Hop theme. So get on your poodle skirts, your cardigan sweaters or leather jackets and come dressed in the ‘50s style. $20 per person or $35 per couple.
5-9pm / Dana Point Community Center: 34052 Del Obispo St.
949-248-3507 / www.danapoint.org

Newport Beach Jazz Party & Big Band Blowout  Feb. 15-18
This year’s party, featuring a big band closing each of the 4 nights will again be the time for mainstream jazz lovers from around the country (& world) to arrive in Newport Beach. In addition to a Saturday and Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch, daily evening concerts will take place in the Marriott’s Grand Pacific Ballroom plus afternoon pool sessions on the grounds of the resort.
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
(949) 759-5003 / www.newportbeachjazzparty.com

Tet Festival  Feb. 16-18
Helping preserve Vietnamese culture, the Tet Festival boasts about the attraction of over 100,000+ audiences and hundreds of booths in a span of a three day weekend event. Visitors are immersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
Fri 4-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 388-6711 / www.tetfestival.org

Kids’ Pet Parade  Feb. 17
Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for: The Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest & Most Obedient (pet, not child).
10am-1pm / Los Rios Park: 31747 Los Rios Street, SJC
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Wine Tasting & Music  Feb. 17
Join us for live music, appetizers and a sampling of up to 14 different wines courtesy of San Clemente Winery. Event proceeds will benefit the Wars of Freedom Veterans Tribute designed to recognize veterans who’ve served our country during the years from 1975 to present day.
3-5pm / Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-3062 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil  Feb. 21-Mar. 18
This unique performance offers spectacular acrobatic performances and visual surprises, bringing the stage to life with traditional and modern representations of Mexico.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
714-708-1500 / www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia

Los Alamitos ‘Race on the Base’  Feb. 23-24
The yearly event has continued to provide not only a forum for local avid runners and walkers, but has also instilled a sense of pride and teamwork between the Los Alamitos City Council, the citizens of Los Alamitos, the Rossmoor Community Services District, and the local business community. Features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course.
See website for schedule. / Joint Forces Training Base
(562) 430-1073 / www.raceonthebase.com

San Clemente Day 90th Anniversary Celebration  Feb. 24
To commemorate the great history and traditions of the City there will be open houses, historians, and discounts at City facilities including free recreation swim at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.
9am-4pm / 105 W. Avenida Pico
(949) 361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org

Festival of the Hearts  Feb. 24
Presented by Laura’s House and Tilly’s Life Center, the festival will gather local youth, parents and teachers for our youth education and empowerment day. This event, taking place during Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month, will inspire and empower attendees with the theme of creating healthy relationships. The event will offer various workshops and breakout sessions, interactive group activity, lunch, sponsored by El Pollo Loco and live entertainment.
9am-3:30pm / Saddleback College, Mission Viejo
(949) 361-3775 / www.laurashouse.org

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration  Feb. 24-25
To celebrate their 21st year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers, Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversary weekend, including $2 train rides! $2 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy. Face painting and panning for gold (gold panning requires two $2 tickets). FREE giveaways include Irvine Park Railroad balloons.
10am-4pm / Irvine Regional Park, Orange
(714) 997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com

Brea 8K  Feb. 25
This USATF-sanctioned, chip-timed race is fast and fun for all ages and athletes, runners and walkers alike.
8-11am / Brea Mall
www.brea8k.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

January 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whistling White House Wonderland  Through Jan. 7
The festive 24-foot wide, 10-foot tall snow-capped mountain of toy trains will feature classic model trains of Christmas past – plus Thomas the Tank Engine – whistling over bridges and chugging through tunnels carefully handcrafted by the Train Collectors Association. The six-track design, with more than 50 feet of rails, features an all-American 1950s Midwestern town, with billowing factories, quaint family homes and expansive farms.
10am-5pm / Nixon Library, Yorba Linda
(714) 993-5075 / www.nixonfoundation.org

Muzeo Express: Holiday Model Trains  Through Jan. 7
Come celebrate the holiday season with model trains, miniature scenes and hands on activities. Complete with historical relics showcasing the history of trains in Southern California, Muzeo Express is sure to be a holiday favorite for children and enthusiasts alike.
10am-5pm, Closed Mon. / 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim
(714) 956-8936 / www.muzeo.org

Winter Fest  Dec. 21-Jan. 7
Outdoor ice rink, 130-foot, six lane Snowflake Summit ice slide, a play park featuring real snow, photos on the world’s largest rocking horse, strolling carolers and personal visits in the cabin of Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Festival of Lights walk-through holiday light show featuring more than two million sparkling lights.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 855-1187 / www.winterfestoc.com

Surf City Splash  Jan. 1
Celebrate the New Year with a dip into the chilly Pacific Ocean. Be sure to wear your bathing suit. No wetsuits – that’s cheating! Registration, a pancake breakfast, and a craft fair will begin at 8 am next to Zack’s Pier Plaza. A costume contest will take place at 11:30am, with prizes for funniest, best celebrity, most sparkly, best animal-themed, and group costume. The big SPLASH into the ocean will take place at noon. $20 registration benefits the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum.
9am-12pm / Huntington Beach Pier
(714) 698-9837 / www.hbsurfcitysplash.com

Gary’s Classic Car Show with Buena Park Emblem Club #340 Bake Sale  Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26
Every Friday. Elks serve dinner inside Lodge for $8.00 and Patio Car Show Menu is: Hamburgers $5.00, Hot Dogs $4.00 includes Chips and Drink. All proceeds from the Bake Sale go to Emblem Club’s Charities such as Breast Cancer Angels, Boys and Girls Clubs and Second Harvest. The desserts are homemade by Emblem Members and the Club offers over 10 different desserts each Friday, all for $1.00 a slice.
4-8pm / Elks Lodge – Buena Park: 7212 Melrose Street
(714) 522-2853 / www.oc-breeze.com

Bride World Expo  Jan. 6
OC’s Bridal Super Show with up to 150 florists, photographers, DJs, wedding venues, photo booths, invitations, decor ideas, honeymoon packages, fashion shows, gown sale and DIY seminars. Meet local experts and find amazing wedding planning values.
10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(800) 600-7080 / www.brideworld.com

Santa Ana Art Walk  Jan. 6
The Santa Ana Artist Village Art Walk is held every first Saturday of the month, rain or shine. The event starts at 7pm and is free for all to attend and enjoy the atmosphere. Come, introduce yourself to a local artist, invite your friends, grab a bite, lots to do in Santa Ana Artist’s Village.
6-10pm / Second Street
(714) 647-5400 / www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us

Pruning Fruit Trees Class  Jan. 6
Learn the art of pruning in this hands-on, how-to learning experience. This class will cover the basics of pruning, from why we prune to how to successfully begin pruning. Leave with the knowledge you need to begin pruning at home. $5 covers the cost of materials and/or handouts.
9:30-11:30am / Centennial Farm, Silo Building
(714) 708-1619 / www.ocfair.com

Meeting with Newport Beach Fire Chief, Chip Duncan  Jan. 11
Join the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce, along with community friends and neighbors for a very informative monthly discussion group on hot topic in the community pertinent to both business and residential interests. “Good Morning CdM” is favored by many and is a great way to gain valuable information from our featured speakers and meet your local legislative and city representatives. Coffee and pastry served. Open to the community, bring a friend or colleague.
7:30-9am / Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Corona del Mar
(949) 673-4050 / www.cdmchamber.com

Annual Winter Pet & Vet Clinic  Jan. 13
Low-cost vaccinations and veterinarian services available as well as licensing and micro-chipping.
9-11am / Aliso Viejo Center: 31 Santa Barbara
(949) 425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Cypress State of the City Luncheon  Jan. 17
11am-1pm / Cypress Community Center: 5700 Orange Avenue
(714) 229-6700 / www.cypressca.org

Beach Cleanup in Seal Beach  Jan. 20
Save Our Beach will be conducting a monthly beach clean-ups on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Rain or Shine.
9am-12pm / beach parking lot at the end of 1st Street
(562) 799-3339 / www.saveourbeach.org

Santa Ana Zoo Free Day  Jan. 21
On Resident Free Day, the third Sunday of each month, residents of Santa Ana may visit our Zoo for free. Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill) will be required upon arrival. Not valid to schools or business addresses.
10am-4pm / Santa Ana Zoo: 1801 E. Chestnut Avenue
(714) 836-4000 / www.santaanazoo.org

Tustin Restaurant Week  Jan. 22-28
7 days of great deals and the best restaurants of Tustin. Purchase a bracelet and go to a participating restaurant and get a great deal! $5.00 for one bracelet. After the week is over, turn in your receipts to be entered in the raffle. Two will be awarded at random. The prizes are 2 tickets to Sip Swirl & Stroll or 2 tickets to Totally Tustin.
(714) 544-5341 / www.tustinchamber.org

Dana Point Chamber Annual Meeting & Installation  Jan. 25
Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce as we honor our outgoing chair, Kim Tilly, and welcome our incoming chair, Jay Styles. We will also be inducting our 2018 Board of Directors and presenting the awards for the 2017 Ambassador of the Year, Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year.
6-9pm / Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point
(949) 496-1555 / www.danapointchamber.com

Excellence in Placentia  Jan. 25
In addition to the Citizen of the Year Awards, we will be honoring businesses for outstanding contributions to the economic health and quality of life in Placentia.
6-8pm / Alta Vista Country Club
(714) 528-1873 / www.placentiachamber.com

Best of HB Awards Dinner  Jan. 25
The Best of HB Awards honors those in the Huntington Beach business community for their great work, talents, and effort in improving the business community as a whole.
6-9pm / The Venue By 3 Petals: 18582 Beach Blvd #7, Huntington Beach
(714) 500-6104 / www.hbchamber.com

Seal Beach Chamber Appreciation Party  Jan. 26
Dinner, drinks and fun!
6pm / Marina Center: 151 Marina Drive
(562) 799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org

Fullerton Snow Day  Jan. 27
Bring the kids out for a day of fun, playing and sledding in the snow at the Brea Dam. Three 75’ sled runs keeps the lines moving for the adventure seekers. Enjoy a toddler play area and sled run for those 5 and under or take a break and warm up with hot chocolate. Pre-registration is required. This event will sell out.
11am-2pm / Brea Dam Park: 1600 N. Harbor Blvd.
(714) 738-6545 / www.cityoffullerton.com

A Night Among the Stars  Jan. 27
Just like last year, this will be a formal affair, red carpet event that will be held at The Youth Center. Expect to enjoy a variety of delicious savory appetizers, desserts, and drinks. The number of volunteers we are recognizing this year is 15. Three of them will be selected to receive $500 scholarships: one volunteer under the age or 12 and two ages 12-18. If approved, an additional Rotary sponsorship will be given out during that night.
5-7pm / 10909 Oak Street, Los Alamitos
(562) 493-4043 / www.theyouthcenter.org

Garden Grove State of the City Luncheon  Jan. 31
The State of the City is the premier City sponsored event, showcasing the accomplishments and the vision for the City of Garden Grove. Mayor Steve Jones will provide an overview of the key challenges and opportunities facing our community in the coming year.
11am-1:30pm / Embassy Suites Anaheim South, Garden Grove
(714) 638-7950 / www.gardengrovechamber.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

December 2017 Orange County Calendar of Events

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Sugar Plum Festival  Nov. 29-Dec. 3
Home decorations, garden and yard décor, jewelry, ornaments, antiques and collectibles all themed to the Christmas season.
Buena Park Downtown Mall, Lower Level / www.sugarplumfestivals.com

Laguna Beach Hospitality Night  Dec. 1
Downtown merchants, non-profit organizations and the Chamber provide a myriad of activities around downtown along with live musical entertainment,
ice skating, strolling carolers, hot chocolate, tamale sales and more!
5-9pm / Downtown Laguna Beach / www.lagunabeachchamber.org

Seal Beach Holiday Parade  Dec. 1
This ‘continuous motion’ parade highlights youth groups, sports groups, schools, businesses, first responders and other organizations from Seal Beach and the surrounding areas.
7-8:45pm / Main Street from Ocean Ave to PCH / www.sealbeachlions.org

Newport Beach Holiday Lights Cruises  Dec. 1-31
Newport Beach begins its holiday decorations after Thanksgiving and by the first of December Newport Bay is richly illuminated with millions of lights and hundreds of themed estates.
5:30pm, 7pm & 8:30pm / Newport Landing Whale Watching
(949) 675-0551 / www.christmasparadeboats.com

SJC Tree Lighting Ceremony & Festivities  Dec. 2
Pre-show entertainment, a live stage show and official lighting of the Christmas tree.
4:15-5:45pm / Historic Town Center Park / www.sanjuanchamber.com

Santa’s Village by the Sea  Dec. 2
Annual tree lighting ceremony to usher in the spirit of the season with Christmas at the Casa, Snow at the Community Center, and the Del Mar Glitz. Take a picture with Santa, carolers, cookie decorating, and activities.
5-8pm / See website for schedule: www.san-clemente.org

Christmas at the Mission  Dec. 2
Real snow sledding, Dickens carolers, children’s and school choirs, “Merryachi” music, Chamber Orchestra, nativity scene, cookie decorating, tamales, sweets, spiced cider and hot cocoa, handcrafted gifts and more.
5:30-8pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano / www.missionsjc.com

Dana Point Winter Festival & Tree Lighting  Dec. 2
Santa visits, carnival games, Dana Point Police Services Kid Print ID, face painting, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, Lego Santa’s Village Workshop, the Mini Express Train, petting zoo, pony rides and the Tree Lighting!
Noon-5pm / La Plaza Park / www.danapoint.org

Balboa Village Christmas Tree Lighting  Dec. 2
Home of the Fun Zone invites you to kick-off the holiday season at the beloved holiday event, Christmas at the Beach. Celebrate the season with the whole family with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
5-8pm / 600 E Bay Avenue, Newport Beach / www.balboavillage.com

Laguna Niguel Christmas Tree Lighting  Dec. 2
Snag a cookie, don’t forget a hot drink, admire the beautiful tree and remember to blink. Santa will be there!
5-7pm / City Hall / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Los Alamitos Winter Wonderland at the Plaza  Dec. 2
An area to play in the snow, activities, Santa’s Village, tree lighting ceremony, refreshments, entertainment and canned food drive.
4-7:30pm / St. Isidore Historical Plaza / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony  Dec. 2
Featuring guests from the North Pole as well as performances by various community groups, delicious food available for purchase, games, a spectacular fireworks show, and much more!
4:30-8pm / Rec. Center & Sports Park / www.fountainvalley.org

Yappy Howl-iday Celebration  Dec. 3
This festive gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself – Santa Claus. Guests are asked to bring dog food, treats or toys to be donated.
11am-2pm / The Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point / www.bringfido.com/event/34347

Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony & Candlelight Choir Procession  Dec. 3
Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and family fun as we sing traditional carols of the season with the Orange Community Master Chorale.
3:30-7pm / Old Towne Orange Plaza / www.cityoforange.org

Irvine Winter Wonderland  Dec. 3
Games, crafts, music, entertainment and food. Joyful Jingles holiday concert and visit from Santa Claus. Food trucks. Festive tree-lighting that includes “snow” falling over the piazza.
3-7pm / Irvine Civic Center / www.cityofirvine.org

Corona del Mar Christmas Walk  Dec. 3
Live entertainment, food, prizes and games! Petting zoo, beer & wine garden, opportunity drawing and more.
11am / Village of Corona del Mar / www.cdmchamber.com

Cypress Holiday Sing and Tree Lighting  Dec. 5
School performances, letters to veterans & Santa, holiday crafts, train rides, visits with Santa, games, refreshments, Spark of Love Toy Drive.
6pm / Civic Center Green / www.cypressca.org

Garden Grove Christmas Tree Lighting  Dec. 5
This free event features live entertainment and holiday refreshments. The event culminates with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, tree lighting, and a flurry of winter snow.
6:30pm / 12732 Main Street
(714) 741-5290 / www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us

La Palma Holiday Tree Lighting  Dec. 6
Enjoy the musical talents from our local schools and join in during the Community Carol Sing Along. Take a picture with Santa and his elves in the activities area before the event.
4-8:30pm / Central Park Amphitheater / www.cityoflapalma.org

Brea Tree Lighting Ceremony  Dec. 7
Watch the holiday tree light up the evening and see children’s eyes sparkle when Mr. and Mrs. Claus drop in for a visit. Cookies and hot chocolate.
6:30pm / Civic and Cultural Center / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Stanton Christmas Tree Lighting  Dec. 7
Live music, arts & crafts, story time with the Stanton Library, and the lighting of the Stanton Central Park Christmas tree.
6-7:30pm / Stanton Central Park / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Costa Mesa Home Tour  Dec. 7
Meet for a reception with food and music, and then jump aboard the train to visit some of Costa Mesa’s most festively decorated homes.
3-8pm / Pottery Barn South Coast Plaza / www.costamesahometour.com

Tustin Tree Lighting  Dec. 8
6pm / Tustin Library Courtyard / www.tustinca.org

Dana Point Holiday Boat Parade  Dec. 8-9 & 15-16
“A Superhero Holiday” Decorated boats light up the harbor with holiday cheer and seasonal activities are offered throughout the harbor.
4:30-9pm / Dana Point Harbor / www.danapointharbor.com

Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade  Dec. 9
View over 100 exciting entries including marching bands, floats, special guests, youth groups, equestrian units, exotic cars, military members, local heroes and fun attractions!
10am-noon / Crown Valley Parkway / www.lagunaniguelparade.com

Santa Tour on a Fire Truck  Dec. 9
As Santa rides his fire truck he makes frequent stops along the way to share candy canes, listen to children’s Christmas wishes and to pose for some family photo fun.
8am / Villa Park / www.villapark.co/santa-tour-fire-truck

Villa Park Dry Land Boat Parade  Dec. 10
An asphalt harbor tour where 50+ vessels travel through Villa Park. At the Towne Centre there are tree lighting and awards ceremonies with trophies.
4:30-8:30pm / Villa Park Towne Center / www.villapark.co/dry-land-boat-parade

The Holly Jolly Light Tour  Dec. 8-9
Enjoy a VIP reception and then tour the Home Lighting Contest displays aboard a warm comfortable bus.
6pm & 8pm / Mission Viejo Civic Center / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 9
Join us for a special celebration complete with a scrumptious breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday crafts.
9-11am / Laguna Hills Community Center
(949) 707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade  Dec. 9-10
Watch as beautifully decorated boats parade through the harbor to celebrate the holiday season.
5:15pm / 16370 PCH, Huntington Beach
(714) 840-7542 / www.hhboatparade.org

Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour  Dec. 10
One of Orange County’s most loved Holiday Home Walking Tours returns this year with seven uniquely holiday-decorated island homes and cottages.
11am-4pm / 331 Marine Avenue / www.balboaislandNB.org

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade  Dec. 13-17
Multi-million dollar yachts, kayaks, canoes and other small boats will light up the harbor as a dazzling array of holiday lights and music fill the air.
6:30-9pm / Newport Beach Harbor, Bay Island / www.christmasboatparade.com

Cruise of Lights  Dec. 15-18 & 21-23
Both locals and visitors share the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, decks and boats.
16889 Algonquin Street, Huntington Beach
(714) 840-7542 / www.cruiseoflights.org

Operation Santa  Dec. 16
Food and gift items collected for pre-qualified families in need are distributed. Kids and families can visit with Santa and play games.
9am-noon / La Habra Community Center
(562) 383-4217 / www.lahabracity.com

Inaugural Charity Event 5K Walk/Run/Skip  Dec. 16
Bring an unwrapped toy. T-shirt, medal, & swag bag included to all that pre-register!
9am / Lake Forest Sports Park / www.lakeforestcachamber.com

Chanukah Wonderland/Menorah Lighting  Dec. 17
Enjoy live entertainment, activities, and crafts, as well as your favorite Chanukah, treats – latkes, dreidels, and more! Bring your family, friends, and lots of holiday spirit!
5:30-7:30pm / Laguna Niguel City Hall
(949) 831-7701 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Fullerton Holiday Festival  Dec. 17
Live stage performances and an arts and crafts fair. Food vendors and exclusive craft beer selections! Free art workshops for kids, a children’s play area, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.
12-4pm / Muckenthaler Cultural Center / www.themuck.org

Int’l Christmas Nativity Play & Celebration  Dec. 17
A celebration that brings together a diverse group of churches, singers, dancers for a celebration that highlights the true meaning of the season.
6-8pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

Winter Fest  Dec. 21-Jan. 7
Outdoor ice rink, 130-foot, six lane Snowflake Summit ice slide, a play park featuring real snow, strolling carolers and personal visits in the cabin of Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Festival of Lights walk-through holiday light show featuring.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa / www.winterfestoc.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

November 2017 Orange County Calendar of Events

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A Taste of San Clemente  Nov. 3
Held under the stars, this annual event serves up culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the area’s finest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold microbrews and more.
6-10pm / Casino San Clemente / www.scchamber.com

Pumpkin Launch  Nov. 4
Bring your lawn chairs and witness history at this free event as teams compete to see who can launch a pumpkin at targets using giant trebuchets and other devices. Plus, kids can participate in hands-on activities.
10am-2pm / Cal State Fullerton
(714) 542-2823 / oc.discoverycube.org

The Red Barn: Fire and Ash Wine Dinner  Nov. 4
Experience fine dining where chefs roast, smoke, and sear a family-style feast paired with great wines.
6:30pm / Centennial Farm, Costa Mesa / www.ocfair.com/events/the-red-barn

Guy Buffet Art Show  Nov. 4
Every dog has his day! Bring your furry friend down to our pet playground for a commissioned personalized portrait by Guy Buffet. He will unveil his new collection.
4-7pm / Lahaina Galleries, Newport Beach
(949) 721-9117 / www.lahainagalleries.com

Health, Resource & Safety Fair & Flu Shot Clinic  Nov. 4
Sponsored by the City of Aliso Viejo and Mission Hospital, this event will feature community partner booths offering information and screenings along with free flu shots for those who do not have access to health care.
1-4pm / Iglesia Park Community Center, Aliso Viejo
(949) 425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Fountain Valley Mayor’s Ball  Nov. 4
Formal attire requested. Black tie optional. Photo booth, entertainment, opportunity drawing, cocktails and dinner.
6-10pm / Mile Square Golf Course, Banquet Room / www.fvchamber.com

Meoowz & Merlot  Nov. 4
Annual fundraiser for MeoowzResQ, a cat and kitten rescue in Southern California. Tickets include 2 glasses of wine, swag bags and a wonderful dinner buffet. Entertainment to include a DJ and photo booth! Silent auction, raffle and dessert auction.
6-10pm / Costa Mesa Country Club
(714) 997-0868 / www.meoowzresq.org

Casino Night  Nov. 4
Dress in your classic Vegas attire and spend the evening with your friends at the tables! This fun-filled evening will have classic Vegas-style gaming tables, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. All proceeds made will benefit the medication room in the CHOC Children’s Mental Health Unit.
6pm / 11551 Trask Ave., Garden Grove
(714) 697-2393 / www.choc.org

Mr. Tustin Pageant  Nov. 4
A night to celebrate some of Tustin’s finest men and raise money for the Miss Tustin Scholarship Association. Watch our contestants as they compete in Personality Walk, Talent, and On Stage Question in Evening Wear. Winner will receive a $100 donation to the charity of his choice.
6:30pm / St. Cecilia Catholic Church: 1301 Sycamore Ave., Tustin
(714) 613-2132 / www.misstustin.org

Art & Nature Family Festival  Nov. 5
The museum opens its doors for free to visitors of all ages and offers a variety of interactive art, nature, and science activities, environmental information booths, and face painting.
2-5pm / Laguna Art Museum
(949) 494-8971 / www.lagunaartmuseum.org

Dinosaur Dash  Nov. 5
A fundraiser for the Tustin Public Schools Foundation – this year you can run and ride for education! The Dinosaur Dash features 4 events: 5k and 10k timed races for all ages, a 2k non-timed “Fun Run” and the non-timed 50k bike tour. After the race, there will be entertainment, a food court and expo with games, activities and more.
6:15am / The Marketplace, Tustin
(714) 832-3060 / www.tpsf.net/dinodash

Champagne & Oyster “Sip & Shuck” Fundraiser  Nov. 5
The event will give guests the unique opportunity to experience a variety of hand-shucked oysters, champagne, sparkling wines and more from around the world, all while enjoying panoramic ocean views at the oceanfront restaurants. To benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County.
2-6pm / The Deck, Laguna Beach
(949) 494-5750 / www.sipnshuck.com

Placentia Community Prayer Breakfast  Nov. 8
Come enjoy a delicious breakfast, inspirational speakers and fellowship.
7-8:30am / Placentia Round Table Women’s Club: 901 N. Bradford Ave.
(714) 993-2267 / More Info

RSM Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony  Nov. 11
Light refreshments followed by a special presentation to veterans of all branches of the armed services by the Mayor and City Council.
6:30-7:30pm / City Hall, Rancho Santa Margarita
(949) 216-9700 / www.cityofrsm.org

Mission Viejo State of the City Gala  Nov. 11
Join Mayor Wendy Bucknum, City and business leaders in highlighting women in leadership and honoring local veterans.
6pm / Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Mission Viejo
(949) 441-0602 / www.missionviejochamber.com

Fountain Valley Veterans Day Ceremony  Nov. 11
10am / Heritage Park, Fountain Valley
(714) 593-4400 / www.fountainvalley.org

5 The Event  Nov. 11
Relax with dinner, drinks and live music, and if you choose, engage in sensory experiences. You will be given a personal mystery box. If you’re up for an adventure, open and you will be guided to engage in different activities, connecting you to your 5 senses, awakening your perceptions.
7:30-11pm / Art Mentors, Huntington Beach
(949) 230-9361 / www.heartexhibit.com

Laguna Niguel Veterans Day Ceremony  Nov. 11
To honor all who have served and protect our liberty and defend our freedom.
11am-12:30pm / Sea Country Senior & Community Center / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Veterans Day Car Show  Nov. 11
Honors the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our country. Hundreds of classic cars and collectible motor vehicles stretching down Pacific Coast Highway in the beach parking lots. Live music, delicious food and exciting events are available throughout the day.
11am / Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
(714) 536-2213 / www.surfcityusa.com

Dana Point Veterans Day Ceremony  Nov. 11
Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934, Ladies Auxiliary, and the City of Dana Point recognize all Veterans for their service and sacrifices for America.
10am-Noon / Strands Vista Park: 34201 Selva Road, Dana Point
(949) 248-1419 / www.vfwpost9934.org

Walk 4 ALZ- Anaheim  Nov. 11
The Alzheimer’s OC team is committed to serving families as they face this difficult journey, while helping to advance local research for a cure.
7:30am / Angel Stadium / www.alzms.org/walk

AISS Bowl-A-Thon  Nov. 11
Our goal is to fund the purchase of laptops for all our scholars: $16,000. Two hours of bowling, beverages, and light appetizers will be available … along with an opportunity drawing to benefit Veterans Legal Institute!
2-4pm / Lucky Strike at The Outlets at Orange
(714) 544-1316 / www.aissfoundation.com

Stanton Veterans Day Celebration  Nov. 11
The celebration will include a formal ceremony, a special message from the Mayor, guest speakers, flag folding ceremony, rifle salute and much more. A reception will be held at City Hall upon the ceremony’s conclusion. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
9am-1pm / Veterans Memorial Park, Stanton / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Irvine Veterans Day Ceremony  Nov. 11
The City of Irvine hosts a special ceremony to pay tribute to our nation’s troops – past and present. The event is free and open to the public.
11am-12:30pm / Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, Irvine
(949) 724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org

Driftwood Festival  Nov. 11-12
Features an afternoon of country music, craft beer and top notch BBQ. Enjoy music from artists Chase Rice, Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard and Dan + Shay.
Noon-9:30pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point / www.driftwoodfest.com

Irvine Community Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast  Nov. 16
This year’s keynote speaker is Chef Bruno Serato, owner of the critically acclaimed Anaheim White House restaurant and founder of Caterina’s Club, a charitable organization that feeds children of low-income families. Chef Bruno will speak on “Child Abuse Prevention Begins with Child Wellness.”
7:30am / Irvine Marriott Hotel
(949) 660-9112 / www.irvinechamber.com

Jack & Jill Guild Holiday Home Tour & Boutique  Nov. 16-17
Tustin showcase homes are available for touring. Attendees can also lunch and shop our gift boutique.
Tour: Fri 10am-5pm, Boutique: Thur 6-9pm, Fri 9am-5pm / Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana / www.choc.org

Nutcracker Craft Boutique  Nov. 17-18
Beautiful hand-crafted, unique, fun holiday gifts & decorations from over 250 vendors.
Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm / Brea Community Center
(714) 990-7771 / www.cityofbrea.net

Surfing Santa Competition  Nov. 18-19
A fun surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing.
Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point
(949) 240-5088 / www.surfingsantacontest.org

Plymouth Rock N’ Run  Nov. 23
5K, 10K and 1K. Come run/walk/trot with us along beautiful Yorba Regional Park and the Santa Ana River Trail. Finish-line festival, silent auction, costume contest, food, fun and more!
6am / Yorba Regional Park, Anaheim Hills
(657) 201-9498 / www.plymouthrocknrun.com

Huntington Beach Turkey Trot  Nov. 23
This annual Thanksgiving event allows participants of all ages to compete in a 1k, 5k, or 10k that helps raise money for Causelife, a non-profit which provides clean water to those in need in developing countries.
7am / 301 Main Street / www.active.com

Dana Point Turkey Trot  Nov. 23
Bring your family and friends to wobble before you gobble. Our flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble. Participants will receive a shirt and medal.
6am-noon / Dana Point Harbor / www.turkeytrot.com

Tamale Festival  Nov. 26
Churro eating contests, as well as best tamale, best dessert tamale, best salsa and hottest salsa contests. There will also be food vendors, as well as a cantina serving micheladas and margaritas. Includes the City’s Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at 5:30pm.
11am-6pm / La Habra Community Center / www.lahabracity.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

 

As Seen in the Orange County Register: Orange County Real Estate Team Receives National Recognition

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The Geronsins of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties have been named the #2 agents/teams in California and the #12 agents/teams in all of North America among the company’s 44,000 real estate sales executives.

“I cannot be more proud to have The Geronsins, such a powerful and professional group, associated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. Simply stated they rocked the OC real estate world in the second quarter with extraordinary results,” said Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “In addition to their tremendous success within the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family, they have also been the top-producing real estate sales team in North Orange County for 20 of the past 21 years. We congratulate them on their continued success.”

The Geronsins are a family-based firm specializing in North Orange County luxury properties. Led by Carole Geronsin, Genelle Geronsin-Vandenboss and George Geronsin, The Geronsins operate an executive boutique style business with the support Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and its global capabilities.

The Geronsins sold more than $90 million in Southern California real estate in 2016 and are ranked within the top 20 agents out of the entire Orange County SoCal Multiple Listing Service. They are the #1 top selling real estate sales executives, regardless of brokerage, in all of North Orange County.

For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and The Geronsins, visit www.TheGeronsins.com or call 714-602-3557.

ABOUT BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES CALIFORNIA PROPERTIES
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, operated by Americana Holdings, operates offices in Anaheim Hills, Brea, Yorba Linda and Rancho Cucamonga.

Americana Holdings also operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties with 25 offices and 2,500 real estate sales executives. It is the largest independently owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in the world and sold more than $3.7 billion in real estate in 2016.

In 2016, Fortune magazine named Berkshire Hathaway the fourth most admired brand in the world. And in 2014, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” by consumers in the 26th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study of the largest real estate networks. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has 54,000 agents in 1,600 offices around the world. For more information, visit www.bhhscaproperty.com or call 714-602-2626.

October 2017 Orange County Calendar of Events

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Irvine Park Railroad – Pumpkin Patch Through  Oct. 31
Train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, a hay maze, pony rides, a moon bounce, panning for gold, face painting, the OC Zoo, and a lot more.
Irvine Park Railroad / www.irvineparkrailroad.com

Knott’s Scary Farm  Sept. 21-Oct. 31
Knott’s Berry Farm is transformed into your worst nightmare with themed mazes, live shows, and scare zones.
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park / www.knotts.com

Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours  Sept. 27-Oct. 27
Take this tour and find out what businesses have pots and pans flying around after hours and enjoy some of Fullerton’s history.
See website for schedule. / Fullerton Museum / www.cityoffullerton.com

Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show  Sept. 29-Oct. 1
The Air Show features the US Navy Blue Angels, The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds and the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team.
12-4pm / Beach Blvd. and PCH / www.hbairshow.com

Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival  Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Enjoy dinners by celebrity chefs and local masters, taste bites from 40 different top restaurants with their executive chefs and sip from over 250 varieties of wines, spirits and craft brews.
See website for schedule. / Newport Beach Civic Center / www.newportwineandfood.com

Orange County Children’s Book Festival  Oct. 1
Authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment & more.
9:30am-4:30pm / Orange Coast College / www.kidsbookfestival.com

Dana Point ArtFest  Oct. 1
Buy art from over 80 regional fine artists, live music, food and libations for purchase by local restaurants, celebrate arts and humanities month.
10am-5pm / Lantern District / www.dpartfest.com

San Clemente Sea Fest  Oct. 1
Chowder Cook-off, Fisherman’s Lobster, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show, Surf Contest, Children’s Complementary Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation.
9:30am-3pm / San Clemente Pier / www.scchamber.com

Sandcastle Contest  Oct. 1
Thousands of sightseers will descend on “Big Corona Beach” to view amazing sand sculptures.
10am-3:30pm / Corona del Mar State Beach / www.newportbeach.com

Tustin Tiller Days  Oct. 6-8
Celebrate Orange County’s agricultural heritage. Features Parade (on Saturday at 10am), carnival, rides, food and entertainment.
Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-8pm / 17522 Beneta Way
(714) 573-3326 / www.tustintillerdays.org

Motel 6 Feet Under  Oct. 6-Nov. 4
This haunted maze is sure to frighten even the most seasoned of Halloween veterans, with state-of-the-art props and animatronics.
Business Expo Center, Anaheim / www.mables6feetunder.org

Dana Point Oktoberfest  Oct. 7
German bands, great authentic German food and large selection of German and Craft brews on tap.
12-7pm / Sea Terrace Park / www.danapointoktoberfest.com

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational  Oct. 7-15
Plein air landscape painters will compete for prestigious prizes and participate for the week of events including public paint outs and artist meet and greets. Collectors Gala at Tivoli Too on the 14th.
(949) 376-3635 / www.LagunaPleinAir.org

Fall Open House and College Fair  Oct. 10
Students can meet face-to-face with representatives from over 90 colleges and universities at Fairmont Prep’s annual College Fair.
6-7:30pm / Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim
(714) 234-2771 / www.fairmontprepacademy.com

Placentia Heritage Festival and Parade  Oct. 10
A pancake breakfast at 6:30am followed by the parade and band review at 9:30am. The festival begins at 9:30am and will feature the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kids games and more.
Tri-City Park: 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd. / www.placentia.org/heritagefestival

Haunt at Heritage Hill  Oct. 13-14
Haunted House, Mazes, Goblins, Music, Stage Performances, Classic Horror Movie Screening. Wear your costume!
6-10pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest / www.ocparks.com

Vibes4Vets  Oct. 14
Benefit concert for California’s homeless veterans and services for veterans.
5-10pm / Festival Amphitheatre, Garden Grove
(714) 761-5811 / More Info

Dana Point Fine Arts Festival Show  Oct. 14-15
Celebrating Arts & Humanities Month in Dana Point!
9:30am-5pm / Dana Point Harbor / www.danapointfinearts.org

Spooktacular Fun Days  Oct. 14-15
Pumpkin patch, treats, games, crafts, gourmet food trucks and much more. Come in costume!
9am-3pm / Orange County Great Park, Irvine / www.cityofirvine.org

Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival  Oct. 14-15
Old West rustic culture, great live music, arts and crafts, 1800’s activities, tasty food, beer & wine saloon, plus some ‘ole timey’ contests.
Silverado Community Center & Fairgrounds
(714) 649-2411 / www.silveradocountryfair.org

Boot Hill  Oct. 14-15, 20-22 & 27-29
The unearthly spirits from the old west town of Bridgewood will materialize for NINE nights. Free to all, donations are accepted with proceeds going to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
7-10pm / 16 Goldenrod, Irvine / www.legendofboothill.com

Gourmet Guys Raise “Bread” for Kids  Oct. 15
Wake up your palette with 100 bites of tasty dishes from appetizers to entrees to decadent desserts! Enjoy beer and wine plus a Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.
12-3pm / La Habra Community Center / www.lhcm.org

Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K  Oct. 15
The spectacular 10K is long enough to challenge your endurance yet is the perfect distance for achieving a PR. The Flat Fast course is perfect for a leisurely 5K jog.
21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach / www.surfcity10.com

CHOC-Littlest Angel Guild’s Great Kitchens & Garden  Oct. 20
At this self-guided tour, our guests will view 6 stunning homes located in Peralta Hills (Anaheim) and Yorba Linda.
10am-4pm / Homes in Anaheim & Yorba Linda / www.littlestangelguild.org

Silverado Days  Oct. 20-22
Games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Car Show, Arm Wrestling Championship, Horseshoes, Pie-Eating, Dog Show, Chili Cook-off and more.
William Peak Park, Buena Park / www.silveradodays.com

Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt  Oct. 21
Good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths.
6:30-8:30pm / Doheny State Beach: picnic sites A and B
(949) 496-6171 / www.dohenystatebeach.org

Healthy Smiles Gala  Oct. 21
Dinner, Live and Silent Auction, Entertain and more! Cocktail Attire.
6-10pm / Bowers Museum, Santa Ana / www.healthysmilesoc.org

Historical Cemetery Tour  Oct. 21
This guided historical walking tour features costumed actors who share stories from Orange County’s past.
Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana / www.santaanahistory.com

Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo  Oct. 22
Civilian and military helicopters and aircraft, plus a custom car show and more than 300 varieties plus a vendor fair.
9am-4pm / Los Alamitos Army Airfield / www.wwrexpo.org

Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival  Oct. 26
Fun activities include games, trick or treating, a costume parade, and entertainment for participants of all ages.
4-7pm / Old Towne Orange Plaza Area / www.cityoforange.org

Halloween Spooktacular/Moonlight Movie  Oct. 27
Carnival Games, Halloween Cookie Decorating and Crafts, a costume parade and more. “Hotel Transylvania 2”
3-9pm / Dana Point Community Center / www.danapoint.org

Casa Creepy: Haunted House  Oct. 27, 28 & 31
Encounter ghosts, mummies, and creepy surprises around every corner during spooky tours of our historic 1927 home.
7-9pm / Casa Romantica Cultural Center, San Clemente
(949) 498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

Anaheim Fall Festival/Halloween Parade  Oct. 28
Game and food booths, entertainment, crafts, haunted house, pumpkin patch, costume contest and trick-or-treating.
Center Street Promenade, Downtown Anaheim
(714) 999-3456 / www.anaheimhalloweenparade.org

Los Alamitos Trunk or Treat  Oct. 28
Trunk-or-treating, treasure hunting, games, costume contests and more! Be sure to dress in your Halloween best!
5-7:30pm / Little Cottonwood Park / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Stanton Halloween Fun  Oct. 28
This special event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature games, DJ entertainment, costume contests, non-profit food booths and a howling good time for everyone.
12-4pm / Stanton Park / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Happy Hallowiener  Oct. 29
Dog races, carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house, DoDo the chicken, and join everyone on the dance floor for everyone’s favorite song, the Chicken Dance.
2-4pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

Villa Park Halloween Fest  Oct. 30
Visit local merchants for treats. There will also be hayrides, a coloring contest, food, commemorative photos and pumpkin carving.
Villa Park Towne Centre / www.vpcsfoundation.org

Brea Kidz Block Party  Oct. 31
Presented by The Cause Community Church featuring face painting, pony rides, games, bounce house, petting zoo, rock climbing wall, raffles, prizes, entertainment and free candy.
5-9pm / Brea Downtown / www.kidzblockparty.com

La Palma Halloween Carnival  Oct. 31
Join the gang and the Mystery Machine for La Palma’s safe, family oriented alternative to traditional trick or treating.
6-8:30pm / Central Park / www.cityoflapalma.org

Main Street Halloween Fest  Oct. 31
The spooky festivities include a photo booth, petting zoo, rides, costume contests and more.
4-8pm / Downtown Huntington Beach / www.hbdowntown.com

Tustin Halloween Howl  Oct. 31
Costume contests, family entertainment, carnival games, prizes and candy.
3-5pm / Columbus Tustin Activity Center / www.tustinca.org

Cypress Halloween Carnival  Oct. 31
Family Games, Entertainment and Trick or Treat! Food will be sold for an additional cost at the event.
6pm / Cypress Community Center / www.cypressca.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

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