Orange County Happenings


The Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Center Street Promenade in downtown Anaheim. There will be live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, games, a haunted house and costume contest. For information call: 714-999-3456

Sinister Point Attractions presents, two heart-pounding mazes and one scare zone at the Brea Plaza Center, 453 S. Associated Rd., on Thursday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 31 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.) and 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Sat. & Sun.).
Not recommended for children 11 and under. Cost is: $13 for single admission and $20 for double admission. For information call:

Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in downtown Buena Park, corner of La Palma & Stanton. Buy your farm fresh fruits and vegetables from numerous vendors. Enjoy a variety of hot, fresh foods made to order, as well as many handmade and unique items. For information call: 562-449-9299.

Halloween Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Ave. There will be games, food, prizes, costume contest and more. Admission is $3, children must be accompanied by an adult. For information call:

The Fullerton Museum Center is having the scariest night of the year tour on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The tours will take you through the most haunted places in Fullerton. Reserve your spot now. Not recommended for children under 13. General admission is $25, museum members $20. For information call:

The Woman’s Civic Club of Garden Grove is hosting a Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 9501 Chapman Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The sale will feature handmade crafts, food, baked goods and gift items. For information call: 714-539-2495.

The Children’s Museum of La Habra at, 301 South Euclid Street is having a Mini Monsters Bash on Friday, Oct. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bring your little goblin for some festive and spooky fun! There will be a costume parade, crafts, games, and treats. Admission is Free to members, ½ off admission to non-members wearing a costume. For information call: 562-905-9793.

The yearly Spooktacular event will be on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the City of La Palma Central Park, 7821 Walker St. La Palma. Volunteers are greatly appreciated. The event will feature a costume contest for ghouls and goblins with special prizes. This year’s Halloween spookfest will feature games, a “Goblin Gulch” for children under the age of 5, and a haunted area.
For information call: 714-690-3350.

Learn the history of the tradition to honor the dead. Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead holiday. Genevieve Southgate, Asst. Director of Education for The Bowers Museum will explain the history of the tradition and also demonstrate how to build an altar, on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Placentia Public Library,
411 E. Chapman Avenue. For information call: 714-528-1906.

Join the fun as the City of Stanton Parks and Recreation Services Department, hosts “Halloween Fun With Family and Friends”, on Friday, Oct. 30 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. This spooky event is open to all ghosts and goblins. There will be games, food, entertainment, a costume contest and a haunted house. It will be a howling good time. Admission is free. For information call: 714-379-9222 ext 270.

The Westminster Mall Management, merchants and the Community Services and Recreation Department offers a safe and sane Halloween. There will be trick-or-treating inside the mall, as merchants pass out candy. Children can also play games at the penny carnival. The mall is located at 1025 Westmister Mall, off Golden West & 405 Fwy. For information call: 714-895-2860.

The yearly Cook Haunt 2009, a neighborhood haunted house for more than 25 years scheduled for Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 from dusk to 11:00 p.m. at Via Est. has been CANCELLED! For information email:


The Soka University Annual Haunted House will be held on Friday, Oct.30 and Saturday, Octo. 31 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 1 University Drive @ the SUA Recreation Center. Recommended for ages 10 years old and up, admission is $5. A kid-friendly area will be available for those children 10 or younger for $2 and children under 3 are free. Proceeds this year will be benefiting the student clubs at Soka University as well as South County Community Outreach. For information go to: or call (949) 480-4081.

Free Halloween Kids Boo Cruise, aboard the haunted Sum Fun. The spooky 20 minute harbor cruise will be filled with Halloween treats. Be sure to wear a costume. This cruise is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 30 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. For more information call:

Halloween by Moonlight at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging area, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road, for ages 8 and up @ 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. Wander by the light of the moon and listen for sounds of night creatures or what might be found. Reservations are required. For information call: 949-923-2235 or go to

The Trunk and Treat at the Lake Hills Community Church, 23331 Moulton Parkway is on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is a Halloween alternative fair with decorated cars, bounce houses, live band, food, chili cook-off, contests and more. Family friendly costumes are encouraged. Cost is $1. For information call: 949-837-7729.

Bunco for the Cure:Kim Tilly, a five year cancer survivor will join teammates for a game to raise money for the San Diego Breast Cancer 3-day walk in November, benefiting Susan G. Komen for the cure. Bunco is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29 at Sunsets, 34700 Pacific Coast Highway in Capistrano Beach, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
$20 Donation. For reservations and information call: 949-496-5794 ext 16.

Free Burger and fries! Ruby’s Diner will serve free a la carte, Cinnamon Roll French Toast or a Ruby Burger with fries from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 22411 Antonio Parkway, RSM. Bring your appetite!

The Village Art Fair is held the first Sunday of every month, and is put on by the Downtown Business Association. Stroll and shop Avenida Del Mar on November 1, at 9:00 a.m. where more than 60 vendors will have arts, crafts and other fabulous items.
For more information call: 949-218-5378 or visit

Each Wednesday, visitors can enjoy purchasing fresh flowers, produce, and specialty foods at the San Juan Capistrano Farmers’ Market. The market features up to 30 vendors and is held at Yorba Street and Camino Capistrano right in the heart of downtown San Juan Capistrano. The Farmers’ Market is held year round. November through March hours are, 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. For more information call: 858-272-7054.


Orange County Fair is having the 12th Annual Trick or Treat Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31 located at, 88 Fair Dr. The costume party and live entertainment is for 21 and over. For information call: 714-708-1500 or go to:

The Board of Supervisors approved of a property tax exchange with Fountain Valley that will annex a 10.45-acre piece of property. For more information about the proposed property tax see the

The Centennial Committee will host a community picnic on November 7th from 4-7 p.m. at Lake Park. The picnic will include fun activities such as games, races, pie eating contests and more. To find out more information call 714-960-2892.

The Irvine Youth Employment Services is hosting a job fair on Saturday from 9:30- 12:30 p.m. at the Lake View Senior Center. The job fair is aimed at persons ages 15-25 and will include interviews as well as opportunities for part-time and full-time jobs. For registration and information call 949-724-6740 or visit

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base Veteran’s Service Center at 11200 Lexington Drive. For information call: 714-427-2689 or go to:

Bon fire pits are here to stay in Newport Beach. An overwhelmingly 89% of individuals who voted opposed the idea of their removal.

The 43rd Annual Boutique Noel hosted by The Assistance League of Orange will be held this Sunday at the Chapter House. All proceeds will benefit the chapter’s philanthropic programs. For more information call 714-532-5800 or visit

Congratulations to Kasey Klapenback, a teacher at Santa Ana Unified School District, for receiving the Apple of Gold Award for her excellent teaching and leadership skills.

McAuliffe Middle School will be hosting its first Oktoberfest by the Sea on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Belmont Brewing Company in Long Beach. There will be prizes, entertainment, appetizers and delicious dessert. All proceeds will benefit the McAuliffe Enrichment Foundation. For more information call 562-619-4422.

The District at Tustin Legacy is holding a Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 31 for kids from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with live music, face painting, balloon artist and more. The movie “Monsters vs Aliens” will also be shown at 6:00. For information go to:

The city is offering Free compact fluorescent bulbs recycling at City Hall, 17855 Santiago Blvd. Bring non-working bulbs and batteries for disposal. Remember it is illegal to throw fluorescent compact light bulbs in the trash due to their mercury content. For information call: 714-998-1500.

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.

Best Regards,
Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI 2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors
(949) 753-7900

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