Orange County Happenings ~ Central


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ORANGE COUNTY ~ CENTRAL

COSTA MESA

 A teachers’ recital will take place at the Pacific Conservatory at 151 Kalmus Drive on Sunday, October 18 @ 4 p.m. Teachers will showcase their piano, drums, guitar and voice skills. Public is invited.  Reserve your seat at: 714-545-1217.

 FOUNTAIN VALLEY

The Mayor’s breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, October 15 at 8 a.m. @ the Fountain Valley Regional Hospital’s Saltzer Conference Room, 17100 Euclid Street.  City Manager Ray Kromer will be guest speaker. Cost is $2 per person. For information call: 714-593-4400.

 HUNTINGTON BEACH

The SANDS Recreation Guide is now available exclusively online. The city will no longer mail the guide to residences. Information is available at: www.surfcity-hb.org.

IRVINE

A “Walk to Defeat ALS” or known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is scheduled on Saturday, October 17 @ UC Irvine.  Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the three mile walk at 10 a.m.  The event is being held to raise funds and awarness.  For information go to: www.walkoc.alsa.org.

LOS ALAMITOS

The West County Community Emergency Response Team program awarded thirty-five Graduates with the CERT award.  The graduates are now trained to be a support system in case of natural disaster.  For information contact: westcocert@gmail.com.

NEWPORT BEACH

The 12th annual Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Beach Party is on Thursday, October 15   at 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive.  Firefighters and lifeguards will be honored.

ORANGE

The California Noir Book Club will meet on Monday, October 19 at  3 p.m. @ the Main Library & History Center, 407 E. Chapman Avenue.  For information call: 714-288-2410.

 SANTA ANA

The Fairhaven Memorial Park and Santa Ana Cemetery will hold their annual historic tour on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1702 Fairhaven Avenue.  Tickets cost $20 for adults, $14 for children 10 and older, kids 9 and under are free.  For more information go to: www.santaanahistory.com.

SEAL BEACH

Seal Beach might see some 4 to 6 foot swells as the storm moves into Orange County.  For local beach conditions visit Connelly’s blog at: www.beach.freedomblogging.com.

TUSTIN

The Tustin Light Opera is putting on Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” on Friday and Saturday at 8p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Beckman High School Performing Arts Center, 3588 Bryan Avenue, Irvine. Cost is $22 for adults, $19 for seniors and children 12 and under.  For information call: 714-731-8320 or go to: www.limoncarr.com/tustinlightopera.htm.

VILLA PARK

The Villa Park Community Services Foundation is hosting a “Making Sense of Medicare” program on October 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the  community center, 17855 Santiago Blvd.  For information call: 949-922-9683.

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Orange County~South


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ALISO VIEJO

An open house at Azaian Gymnastics will take place at 1pm on Saturday, February 28th. Children 18months to 5 years are invited to participate.  For more information, please call Albina Azarian at 949-455-1020.

 

COTO DE CAZA & THE CANYONS

Nothing to report.

 

DANA POINT

Monday February 23rd, a seminar entitled “25 Rah-Rah Schools that You Want to Attend” at 6:30pm.  The seminar will be presented by Dana Hills High School PTSA.  To RSVP, please email dhhsptsa@cox.net

 

LADERA RANCH

The City’s Community Services Department is in the process of planning a day filled with egg hunts, carnival games and bounce house fun from 11am-2pm on April 4th. More information to come…

 

LAGUNA BEACH

On February 28th, the Laguna Art Museum will host a fundraiser from 6-10pm which will auction work from 100 California artists.  Laguna Beach residents are invited to preview the artwork beginning today through Friday.  For more information, please visit www.lagunaartmuseum.org

 

LAGUNA HILLS

The next speaker at the Laguna Hills Community Center’s Health and Wellness Speaker Series will be Jeanne Gormick of Home Instead Senior Care.  The event will take place from 10am-12pm on February 28th.  For more information, please call 949-707-2680.

 

LAGUNA NIGUEL

On Firday, Laguna Niguel Elementary will be hosting a dance party and bake sale from 2-6pm at 27922 Niguel Heights.  For more information, please email bpearcy@ymcaoc.net

 

 

LAGUNA WOODS

A workshop called “A Hand Up” is being offered to anyone interested in rebuilding a relationship.  The workshop is being offered by the Laguna Woods Village Recreation Department and will take place at 8:30am on February 27th.  For more information, please call 949.597.4227.

 

LAKE FOREST

On April 7th the city will be sponsoring a trip to Universal Studios in Hollywood from 9am-9pm.  For more information, please call 949-461-3446.

 

MISSION VIEJO

Tomorrow, from 12-5pm, the Mission Viejo Library will be hosting a Digital Bookmobile at 100 Civic Center.

 

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

On February 24th, the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) will be offering free pancakes at the 30492 Avenida De Las Banderas Location from 6:30-10:30am. For more information, please call 949-858-4021.

 

SAN CLEMENTE

Nothing to report.

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Orange County Register writer Frank Mickadeit will be speaking at the San Juan Capistrano Library on 7pm on Tuesday.

 

For more information, please visit ocregister.com

Orange County~North


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ANAHEIM

On March 4th, the North Orange County Community College District will be holding a Transition Night and Job Fair at 1830 W. Romenya Drive. The event is free. For more information, please call 714-484-7057.

 

BREA

Performances will take place at 5 and 8pm today at the Curtis Theatre during their Oscar-themed “And the Winner Is.” For more information, please visit www.curtistheatre.com

 

BUENA PARK

Giving Children Hope, a nonprofit organization based in Orange County is currently seeking local artists to participate in the “My Hands Have a Voice” art show which will be held on April 18th.  For more information, please call 714-523-4454.

 

CYPRESS

Girls ages 12-18 are invited to participate in “Girls Night Out” at “The Lounge” at 7pm on February 27th.  For more information, please call 714-229-6780.

 

FULLERTON

On March 7th, a discussion and luncheon called “We Played Ball: Women’s Experience in the American Pastime” will be held from 12-2pm at the Fullerton Museum Center.  For more information, please call 714-738-6575.

 

GARDEN GROVE

The Planning Commission has voted to lift the ban of artificial turf in residential homes.  The commission’s recommendation will go to the City Council for voting next month.

 

LA HABRA

The La Habra Girl’s Softball Association hosted Opening Day festivities today at the La Bonita Sports Complex. For more information, please visit www.lhgsa.com

 

LA PALMA

Nothing to report.

 

PLACENTIA

Nothing to report.

 

STANTON

A Spring Community Garage Sale will be held from 8am-12pm on April 25th at 7800 Katella Avenue. To participate, please contact 714-704-3706.

 

WESTMINSTER

The Chamber of Commerce will host its Public Service Awards event/luncheon on Tuesday at 12pm.  For more information, please call 714-898-9648.

 

YORBA LINDA

On August 7 and 8th,the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campout will take place at Yorba Linda Middle School.  Voulenteers are still needed for the planning committee. For more information, please call Erica Aronson at 714-319-3174.

 

For more information visit orangecountyregister.com

Orange County~Central


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COSTA MESA

“Back in Time to 1859” will be presented by The Costa Mesa Historical Society at 2pm on February 15th.  For information and tickets, please call 949-631-5918.

 

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

The Mayor of Fountain Valley, Guy Carrozzo will be hosting a Mayor’s Breakfast event at 8am on Thursday at the Saltzer Conference Room at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital.   The event costs $2 and is open to the public.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Nothing to report.

 

IRVINE

“Dream and Art Interactive Creation and Interpretation” is the title of the next event presented by the Inside Edge Breakfast forum.  The event will take place from 6:30-8:30am on Wednesday at the University Club.  For more information, please call 949-460-4242.

 

LOS ALAMITOS

Focus on the Heart is the new month-long campaign launched by the Los Alamitos Medical Center.  For more information, please visit www.losalamitosmedctr.com

 

NEWPORT BEACH

On February 27th, the annual Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series will take place at the Central Library. The event will continue through the 28th.  For tickets or further information, please call 949-548.2411.

 

ORANGE

Thursday at 7pm, the monthly meeting for the Native American Institute will meet at Santiago Canyon College Continuing Education Facility.  For more information, please visit www.ocnai.org

 

SANTA ANA

Nothing to report.

 

SEAL BEACH

Kudos to Santa Ana resident Maria Galvan was recently awarded the 2008-2009 Nutrition Recognition Award presented by the California School Nutrition Association.

 

TUSTIN

This year’s Broadway in the Park production selection will be revealed at an invitation-only party on March 2nd. A donation of $250 or more will guarantee an invitation.  For more information, please call 714-518-5519.

 

VILLA PARK

The Villa Park History Book is now available for purchase at City Hall.  Books are $75 each. For more information, please call 714-998-1500.

 

For more information visit ocregister.com

Orange County~South


laguna-beach-vistaALISO VIEJO

An open house at Azaian Gymnastics will take place at 1pm on Saturday, February 28th. Children 18months to 5 years are invited to participate.  For more information, please call Albina Azarian at 949-455-1020.

 

COTO DE CAZA & THE CANYONS

Registration begins today for a horseplay day at Saddleback Canyon Riders, Equestrian Trails.  For more information, please visit www.saddlebackcanyonriders.com

 

DANA POINT

Monday February 23rd, a seminar entitled “25 Rah-Rah Schools that You Want to Attend” at 6:30pm.  The seminar will be presented by Dana Hills High School PTSA.  To RSVP, please email dhhsptsa@cox.net

 

LADERA RANCH

The City’s Community Services Department is in the process of planning a day filled with egg hunts, carnival games and bounce house fun from 11am-2pm on April 4th. More information to come…

 

LAGUNA BEACH

A portrait of President Obama, painted by artist David Banegas is on the way to the White House, but locals can stop by DeBilzan Gallery (224 Forest) to take a look at it before it leaves on Sunday.  For more information, please call 949-494-2406.

 

LAGUNA HILLS

The next speaker at the Laguna Hills Community Center’s Health and Wellness Speaker Series will be Jeanne Gormick of Home Instead Senior Care.  The event will take place from 10am-12pm on February 28th.  For more information, please call 949-707-2680.

 

LAGUNA NIGUEL

Street paving is scheduled to take place Tuesday through Thursday on Golden Lantern between Bear Brand Road and Camino Del Avion.  Alternate routes are suggested, as work will be in progress between the hours of 8am-4:30pm.

 

LAGUNA WOODS

A workshop called “A Hand Up” is being offered to anyone interested in rebuilding a relationship.  The workshop is being offered by the Laguna Woods Village Recreation Department and will take place at 8:30am on February 27th.  For more information, please call 949.597.4227.

 

LAKE FOREST

Vince D’Amato and Aimee Rassavong were crowned king and queen last week at ETHS’s Winter Formal.

 

MISSION VIEJO

Nothing to report.

 

 

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

On February 24th, the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) will be offering free pancakes at the 30492 Avenida De Las Banderas Location from 6:30-10:30am. For more information, please call 949-858-4021.

 

SAN CLEMENTE

 

For more information, please visit ocregister.com

Orange County~North


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ANAHEIM

On March 4th, the North Orange County Community College District will be holding a Transition Night and Job Fair at 1830 W. Romenya Drive. The event is free. For more information, please call 714-484-7057.

 

BREA

Nothing to report.

 

BUENA PARK

Giving Children Hope, a nonprofit organization based in Orange County is currently seeking local artists to participate in the “My Hands Have a Voice” art show which will be held on April 18th.  For more information, please call 714-523-4454.

 

CYPRESS

Nothing to report.

 

FULLERTON

Currently, at the Wayne Daniels home, there are 2,500 tulips, 600 daffodils and many other assorted flowers in bloom!  The location is 668 N. Woods Avenue should visitors wish to see the display.

 

GARDEN GROVE

The Garden Grove Art Guild presented Sophia Livingston as the 2008 Artist of the Year last week.

 

LA HABRA

Girls ages 12-18 are invited to participate in “Girls Night Out” at “The Lounge” at 7pm on February 27th.  For more information, please call 714-229-6780.

 

LA PALMA

On February 17th, the Centralia School District will meet at Los Coyotes Elementary to discuss cost-cutting measures regarding the state budget crisis.  For more information, please visit www.cesd.us

 

PLACENTIA

On February 17th, the High School Art Show and Competition will be held at Cal National Bank beginning at 5:30pm. 

 

STANTON

A Spring Community Garage Sale will be held from 8am-12pm on April 25th at 7800 Katella Avenue. To participate, please contact 714-704-3706.

 

WESTMINSTER

A Valentine’s Day buffet and dance will be hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Westminster beginning at 6pm tonight. For more information, please call 714-897-3221.

 

YORBA LINDA

On Monday, the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum will be offering free admission and free cherry pie to the first 100 guests. Ed Nixon, the late former president’s brother will also be signing books and lecturing at 2pm.  For more information, please call 714-993-5075.

 

For more information visit orangecountyregister.com

New Rules for A-Rod?


It seems like the favorite son of baseball may have the rules bent for him…good thing he’s not a swimming Gold Medalist or he’d have his butt in a jam.

I guess ‘I’m sorry, I was young and I was stupid’ will get you off the hook if you are A-Rod and making a cool is it now $40 Million a year?

We can’t have 2 standards, 2 sets of rules or convenient rule bending for the favorite sons of sports. What’s good for one is good for all.

What do you think???? 

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2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors