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November 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

October 24, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship  Oct. 27-Nov. 4
This event will make history as the first edition to feature gender equality, offering equal slots for boys and girls on each team. Watch future Olympians surf the waters of Surf City USA and be a part of the opening ceremony, event, and awards.
Huntington City Beach / www.isasurf.org

Taste of San Clemente  Nov. 2
Enjoy a wine tasting from area vineyards as well as a sampling of Microbrews. Guests will receive an engraved, limited edition “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug. In addition, the event will include a fabulous Silent Auction with over forty wonderful baskets and gifts. Cocktail attire. No jeans.
6-10pm / Casino San Clemente
(949) 492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Irvine Holiday Faire  Nov. 2-3
More than 100 talented Southern California artists showcase unique handmade gifts for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing and more. Festive holiday music and selected food items for purchase in collectible ceramic bowls and mugs.
9am-4pm / Irvine Fine Arts Center / www.irvinefinearts.org

Trash Bag Fashion Show  Nov. 3
The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Beach UHSD, presents its annual “Trash Bag Fashion Show,” a fun afternoon of amusement and student-choreographed dancing held by the APA Dance Department. This year’s theme: “Trash ‘N Roll.”
11:30am-4pm / Dwyer Middle School, Huntington Beach / www.tututix.com/client/apadanceguild

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea  Nov. 3
Experience the time-honored, classic ballet “The Nutcracker” come to life as Ballet Etudes welcomes you to this one-of-a-kind “tutu” cute tea party. Enjoy 15 themed tables, full Tea Service with Sandwiches, Pastries, Desserts and a Beverage. Meet Nutcracker Characters in costume and enjoy Story Time.
4-6pm / Senior Center in Central Park, Huntington Beach
(714) 469-0142 / www.balletetudes.com

OC United Partners with Rotary for Second Annual Pumpkin Run  Nov. 3
A 5k, family-friendly, costumed, walk-run on the Fullerton Trails. Proceeds will go to under-resourced families and children in Fullerton. A post-race party will be held at Fullerton High School Stadium with more fall festivities.
6:30am-noon / Juanita Cooke & Hilscher Trails Park, Fullerton
(714) 515-3085 / www.ocunited.org

Mayor’s Ball  Nov. 3
Presented by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce.
6-10pm / Mile Square Golf Course, Fountain Valley
(714) 962-3822 / www.fvchamber.com

Big Adventure  Nov. 3-4
The ultimate music, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy and gaming event. Special musical guests include Modest Mouse, Empire of the Sun, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, Echos and more, while the comedy stage brings performers Patton Oswalt, Jim Jefferies, Baron Vaughn, Kristen Schaal and Natasha Leggero.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 708-1500 / www.bigadventurefest.com

Serving Up Style  Nov. 4
AVPFirst is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Wall of Champions Induction Ceremony and Serving Up Style Fashion Show fundraiser. Recognizes the significant professional and personal contributions of individuals that have paved the way for the advancement and growth of beach volleyball.
4:30-7pm / Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach / www.avp.com

Dino Dash (Run, Walk, Ride)  Nov. 4
Hosted by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, The Dinosaur Dash is an annual event where walkers, runners, bikers, and volunteers raise money benefiting the non-profit Tustin Public Schools Foundation and local public schools.
5:30-10:30am / The Market Place, Tustin / www.dinosaurdash.net

Art & Nature Family Festival  Nov. 4
Art, nature, and science activities for all ages. Free admission. 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.
2pm / Laguna Art Museum: 307 Cliff Drive
(949) 494-8971 / www.lagunaartmuseum.org

The Celebration of the Beautification of Los Alamitos  Nov. 5
Join the celebration and visit local businesses and nonprofits. Free food, popcorn, ice cream, performances, bouncers and games.
4:30-6pm / Serpentine & Los Alamitos Blvd.
(562) 431-3538 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Holiday Boutique  Nov. 9
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, stop by for a glass of wine and enjoy our fashion show while shopping for unique products. All to benefit San Juan Children’s Education Foundation.
Noon-9pm / Bella Collina Golf Club, San Clemente / www.sanjuanchamber.com

Cypress Veterans Day Tribute  Nov. 9
A special luncheon and tribute to our veterans.
11am-1pm / Senior Center: 9031 Grindlay St.
(714) 229-2005 / www.cypressca.org

Mission Basilica School Serenade Gala  Nov. 9
“Sky Full of Starts” Dinner, auction and dancing. Celebrating 90 Years of Education in the San Juan Capistrano Community.
5:30-11:30pm / The Ritz-Carlton – Laguna Niguel
(949) 234-1385 x2 / www.missionbasilicaschool.org

California Wine and Food Festival  Nov. 9-10
California’s best wineries pouring 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.
Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach
(800) 936-3126 / www.californiawinefestival.com

West Coast Gem & Mineral Show  Nov. 9-11
Shop more than 70 local, national and international vendors selling everything from beads and gems to fossils, crystals, meteorites and home décor. The show is free and open to the public; parking is $5.
Hilton Costa Mesa / www.mzexpos.com

Wounded Warriors Softball Game and Veterans Fair  Nov. 10
Double-header with local celebrities vs. Wounded Warriors Championship Team. Kids games, activities and inflatables! Fun for the whole family.
1-4pm / Saddleback College Baseball Stadium, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-3003 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Driftwood Festival  Nov. 10-11
Locally sourced food trucks and restaurants serve great artisan nibbles! In addition to 100’s of craft beers to taste, the music stage is jammed packed full of amazing country music.
Noon-10pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point / www.driftwoodfest.com

Huntington Beach Veteran’s Day Ceremony  Nov. 11
Join the Huntington Beach Mayor and American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133. Celebrate the veterans who gave themselves for their country. The valor, dedication, and heroism of veterans will be acknowledged, for without them we would not have the freedom we enjoy today.
11am / Pier Plaza / www.surfcityusa.com

Totally Tustin Food & Wine Festival  Nov. 11
Taste incredible cuisine from top Tustin restaurants, sip on fine wines, revel the night away to live music.
6-9pm / The Hangars in Tustin
(714) 573-3803 / www.tustinchamber.org

City of Orange Veterans Day Tribute  Nov. 11
Join the City of Orange as we honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches. Open to the general public and all veterans, current military, friends, and family are encouraged to attend.
2-3pm / Depot Park: 100 N Atchison St.
(714) 744-5599 / www.cityoforange.org

Surf City Veteran’s Day Car Show  Nov. 11
Over 500 mixed cars and models. Proceeds benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America.
9am-2pm / Huntington City Beach / www.surfcityusa.com

La Habra Veterans Day Event  Nov. 11
The theme this year is “Honoring our Heroes.”
1pm / La Habra Community Center
(562) 383-4200 / www.lahabracity.com

Stanton Veteran’s 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.
9-11am / Veteran’s Memorial Park / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Mission Viejo Veterans Day  Nov. 11
Included in this year’s program is a celebration of the 2018 Mission Viejo Veteran of the Year, with musical performances by Sgt Rachel Bartlett. Following the ceremony will be a reception outside on the Orchard Terrace.
2-4pm / Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
(949) 470-3062 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Brea Veteran’s Day Ceremony  Nov. 12
10-10:45am / Brea War Memorial Brea Civic & Cultural Center
(714) 990-7600 / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Letters to Santa  Nov. 12
Santa has asked us to help him by collecting letters in our “North Pole” mailbox in front of the Crown Valley Park Registration Office. We will forward the letters to the North Pole for a response from Santa. Santa will be able to write one return letter per family at one address in Laguna Niguel.
8am-5pm / 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Mayor’s Thanksgiving Breakfast  Nov. 15
Hosted by the Tustin Community Foundation, this event is a wonderful way to kick off the holidays. It will be an inspirational morning with our city’s Mayor Al Murray, members of the city council, local business and community leaders, city and school district representatives and nonprofit volunteers.
7-9am / Salvation Army Tustin Ranch Church
(714) 721-0337 / www.tustincommunityfoundation.org

City of Stanton Star Party  Nov. 16
The City of Stanton and OC Astronomers will be hosting a free star-gazing Star Party event for families to looks at planets and other stellar objects through telescopes and discussions with amateur astronomers about the sky, equipment, and involving in astronomy. Early arrival is suggested.
7-9pm / Stanton Central Park / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Nutcracker Craft Boutique  Nov. 16-17
Admission is $2, with proceeds benefitting youth, teen and family programs, and parking is free. Over 250 vendors will be on-site displaying and selling beautiful handcrafted holiday gifts, decorations, food and collectibles. Shoppers can come one day, or both, to shop for one-of-a-kind items.
Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm / Brea Community Center
(714) 990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Seal Beach Christmas Tree Lighting  Nov. 17
Santa, Snow and Small Town Cheer!
4-8pm / Eisenhower Park
(562) 799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org

PurpleStride Orange County  Nov. 17
When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Orange County 2018, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease.
9am / William Mason Regional Park – Shelter 5, Irvine / https://secure.pancan.org

Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy  Nov. 17-Dec. 16
Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles. Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, holiday entertainment, outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa and much more!
10am-7pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Dana Point Turkey Trot  Nov. 22
Known for its scenic coastal routes, beautiful weather, and family-friendly activities, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 17,000 participants in its 5K, 10K, Combo, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day Health and Wellness Expo.
6-11am / Dana Point Harbor / www.turkeytrot.com

Tamale Festival  Nov. 25
In addition to tamale vendors, the event will include a tamale contest, general vendors, an art walk, dance and musical performances and more! The City’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony is now part of the event.
10am-6pm / Euclid St. between La Habra & Lambert
(562) 383-4200 / www.lahabratamalefestival.com

All is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting  Nov. 29
A fun-filled magical family celebration featuring Santa, train rides, carolers and snow!
5:30-8pm / Aliso Viejo Town Center Fountain
(949) 425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

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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