Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County



September 30th bring your blankets and beach chairs and enjoy an unforgettable evening under the stars as one of the most unique contemporary dance companies in the world returns to the center. Project Bandaloop, is truly taking dance to unheard of heights. The event starts at 8:00pm at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall. For more information you can call 714-556-2787


Coming up October 8th is the annual Taste of Fountain Valley. The event features food samplings, casino games and opportunity drawling. The cost is $45 a person until September 15th, and $50 after. For more information you can call 714-843-3229 or visit


GO GREEN! Tomorrow September 18th at Pier Plaza there will be a Green Expo from 10am-4pm with more than 70 vendors that will show visitors ways that they can “go green”. The event will also include live music. For more information you can visit


Calling all animal lovers!!! Saturday, September 25 is the 9th Annual Pet Trek fundraiser from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Woodbridge Community Park in Irvine. Grab your walking shoes and your canine companion! Sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet and Jack FM, the walkathon features three different routes for varying canine and owner fitness levels, pet related vendors, a silent auction, food booths, demonstrations, contests and prizes for top pledge earners. Registration is $35 per individual and $50 per family. Pre-register before September 10 to save $10 and receive an event T-shirt and raffle ticket. All walkers will receive a goody bag. Pledge forms are available online at For additional event information, call 949-724-7740.


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This weekend is the 22nd annual Taste of Newport! This delicious mix of great food, drink, music and fun will attract over 50,000 people to Newport Center Drive at Fashion Island for the party of the year. The three-day food, wine and music festival proudly presented by Wells Fargo and hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce will be held Friday, September 17th from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday, September 18th from 4:00pm to 11:00pm, and Sunday, September 19th from Noon to 8:00pm. There will be FREE parking in the designated structures at the Santa Rosa entrance, as well as available valet service. The Taste of Newport serves up culinary masterpieces from nearly 35 of Newport Beach’s finest Restaurants, as well as 15 premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold brews and delicious cocktails. The restaurants are truly spectacular, offering everything from barbeque seared ahi and tiramisu to prime rib and crème brulee. Everyone is sure to find something pleasing to the palette-and a new restaurant to try after the Taste. If you purchase tickets in advance you will be offered a discount. General Admission tickets will be $25 at the gate. Children under 8 will be admitted FREE. Be sure to visit participating restaurants for admission discount coupons good for discount coupons off gate admission. VIP Concert Tickets with up front reserved section seating will also be available this year. If you have any question regarding the Taste of Newport please contact the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce at (949) 729-4400.


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This weekend Saturday & Sunday is Orange County’s largest Mexican Independence celebration on historic 4th street downtown. The even features free, family oriented festivities, live entertainment and music, carnival rides and games, authentic Mexican food and several vendor booths. The event takes place from 11:00am to 10:00pm. For more information you can visit


This Saturday is the 15th annual Wag ‘n’ Walk. Sponsored by the Seal Beach Animal Care Center, the event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Seal Beach Pier. The $25 fee covers a tee shirt; family registration is $40. Festivities include a barbecue hosted by the Seal Beach Lions Club. Local personality and community organizer Justin Rudd and his dog Riley will serve as grand marshals. For more information you can call 562-716-4962.


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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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