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February 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

January 21, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dana Point Chamber Awards and Installation Dinner  Feb. 1
Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce as we honor our outgoing chair, Jay Styles, and welcome our incoming chair, Michael Fox, at the 2019 Annual Awards and Installation Dinner. We will also be inducting our 2019 Board of Directors and presenting the business awards in various categories.
6-9pm / Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
(949) 496-1555 / www.danapointchamber.com

HB APA’s “Fusion 2019”  Feb. 1-2
The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District, presents ”Fusion 2019” by its Dance department. This year’s theme will be “Then and Now”–a glimpse at a century-worth of choreography trends and beginnings to the current trends of today.
Huntington Beach Union H.S. Auditorium & Bell Tower / www.hbapa.org

Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon  Feb. 1-3
Run on Pacific Coast Highway 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 beachside beer garden in the California sun. Finishers receive surfboard medals!
Huntington Beach / (888) 422-0786 / www.runsurfcity.com

Mother Daughter Winter Wonderland Tea  Feb. 2
Princesses of all ages are invited to a winter wonderland! Activities include creative crafts, enchanting story time, lunch, tea and a visit from a princess! Children under 2 years of age are free with a registered participant. $20 per person.
11am-1pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
(714) 961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Monarch Butterfly Day  Feb. 2
OC Parks invites children and families to learn all about Monarch butterflies and their natural habitat with an up-close look at these magnificent creatures at the tenth annual Monarch Butterfly Day! Activities will include interpretive presentations, children’s crafts, face painting and a balloon artist. This event is recommended for ages 4 to 12.
10am-2pm / Mile Square Regional Park, Fountain Valley
(714) 973-6600 / www.ocparks.com/parks/mile

Rotary/CARE Car Show  Feb. 2
A fabulous display of over 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. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome!
7:30am-2pm / SJC Center/Sports Park / www.sjcrotary.org

D. Yoder Family  Feb. 3 (Sundays)
Held on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a program thematically based on Casa Romantica’s Casa Captivating programs for all ages. ‘Try out’ classical music with a free performance by the San Clemente High School Orchestra in Casa Romantica’s Main Salon! A Valentine’s Day craft station will be available for children.
10am-2pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
(949) 498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

Laguna Beach Music Festival  Feb. 6-10
This festival is dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation, featuring an internationally acclaimed Mentor Musician or Ensemble along with other talented artists in a week-long blend of performances and education. See website for schedule.
(949) 553-2422 / www.philharmonicsociety.org/LBMF

Pathways of Hope – Look Who’s Dancing  Feb. 7
Competition with nine prominent members of the Fullerton community to end hunger and homelessness.
5:45-9pm / Fullerton College Campus Theater
(714) 680-3691 / www.pohoc.org

Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance  Feb. 8
Dance and dine the night away with that special man in your life- father, grandfather, uncle- whomever it may be. Dress up for a magical evening of fun and dancing. Register early, space is limited. Adult and children must register for this event.
6:30-8:30pm / Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex
(949) 707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Beethoven’s Firsts – Dana Point Symphony  Feb. 8
Dean Anderson, Conductor. Wan-Chin Chang, Piano. Program includes Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, First Symphony in C Major, and the Overture to Prometheus.
7:30pm / St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church / www.danapointsymphony.com

Mardi Gras Party – Senior Dance  Feb. 8
You’ll think you’re on Bourbon Street in the French quarter as we transform the Clubhouse for the Mardi Gras celebration. You’ll enjoy a savory and scrumptious dinner that will get you ready for some “Big Easy” dancing. $10 per person.
4-7pm / Lake Forest City Hall
(949) 461-3450 / www.lakeforestca.gov

TET Festival  Feb. 8-10
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.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 388-6711 / www.tetfestival.org

9 to 5: The Musical  Feb. 8-24
9 to 5 is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie but remains relevant today with its message of empowering women in the workplace. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.
Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm / Curtis Theatre, Brea
(714) 990-7722 / www.curtistheatre.com

Sweetheart Dance  Feb. 9
Enjoy and afternoon of fun and dancing to music played by Close Harmony, a 10-piece band. There will be scrumptious appetizers and desserts served.
2-4pm / Sea Country Senior & Community Center, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Timberwolf 5 K Run/Walk  Feb. 9
Breathtaking views, fantastic food, event t-shirts and the company of hundreds of friendly fitness enthusiasts. 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

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 onlookers.
6-10pm / Downtown Anaheim Arts District
(714) 956-3586 / www.downtownanaheim.com

Kid’s Pet Parade  Feb. 16
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 Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Best Domestic/Household Pet, Best Exotic Pet, Best Barnyard/Farm Animal, Best Bird.
10am / Los Rios Park, SJC / www.swallowsparade.com

St. Valentine’s Day Love Your Beach Cleanup  Feb. 16
Join us for our first Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup of the year as we “love” Doheny back to good health after the runoff from winter rains. All beach cleanups meet at the lifeguard headquarters (adjacent to the mouth of San Juan Creek). Thank you for bringing along working gloves.
9am-noon / Doheny State Beach
(949) 496-6171 / www.dohenystatebeach.org

Paws FUR Pink® OC Run/Walk  Feb. 17
Participants can register to run or walk with their dogs and raise funds for charity paw-tners, which include Susan G. Komen Orange County and The National Canine Cancer Foundation.
8-11am / Irvine Regional Park, Orange / www.pawsfurpink.com

Celebration of the Muckenthaler Legacy  Feb. 21
Meet with the descendants of the Muckenthaler Family as they celebrate their heritage in their ancestral home.
7:30-9pm / Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton
(714) 738-6595 / www.themuck.org

San Clemente Chamber Meeting of Members & Award Ceremony Dinner  Feb. 21
Do not miss this exciting night to see your local constituents, visit with friends, observe as the Chamber’s Board members are installed and the award winners receive recognition.
6-9pm / Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club
(949) 492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Race on the Base  Feb. 22-23
Features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course. Activities for the whole family!
Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos
(562) 430-1073 / www.raceonthebase.com

Brave Race 5K & Kids Fun Run  Feb. 23
The City is teaming up with the Joyful Child Foundation to promote and support this amazing event designed to raise money to stop crimes against children.
8am / Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo
(866) 756-9385 / www.thejoyfulchild.org

Winter Crawl for a Cause  Feb. 23
The crawl starts at Malarky’s Irish Pub and will go to several local bars before ending at Blue Beet, where we will do a live charity raffle and attendees can enjoy a live performance by The Droppers. (Lead singer Joe Puccio is an avid supporter of CFF OC.) Each bar will feature drink special for participating attendees only, and several of the bars will also feature free food, donated by event sponsors.
1-6:30pm / Malarky’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach / www.eventbrite.com

Oso Fit Community Health Fair & 5k Fun Run  Feb. 23
Designed to promote health and wellness while raising money for Mission Viejo non-profit organizations. The Community Health fair will showcase more than 60 vendors in the wellness industry and inspire you to get fit! The event will feature a quarter and half mile Kids Walk/Run for children of all abilities. Register today. Community Health Fair is FREE.
7:30-11am / Norman P. Murray Comm. Center, Mission Viejo
(949) 441-0602 / More Info

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration  Feb. 23-24
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 $2.00 train rides! $2.00 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy. Face painting and panning for gold.
10am-4pm / Irvine Regional Park, Orange
(714) 997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com

RBN 2019 Kick-Off Business Expo  Feb. 26
Big event! Lots of business connections!
5-8pm / Great Wolf Lodge, Garden Grove
(949) 830-5776 / www.rbnevents.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

February 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

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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