Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County




Starting Tuesday March 1-6 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall in is the Rock of Ages Musical. Rock of Ages is a rock/jukebox musical built around classic rock hits from the 80s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Asia, among other well-known rock bands. For more information you can visit


Orange Coast Memorial and Memorial Care Home Caregivers are sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon for seniors. For ticket information, please call the Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center at 714-593-4446.


Coming up Saturday March 5th from 7:00am-3:00pm will be a Charity Surf Contest, also known as SALSA (Surfers against Lou Gehrig’s disease Surf Alliance). Surf for the Cure! SALSA is a surf competition that helps raise funds for the ALS Association. The proceeds will be used to research cures for Lou Gehrig’s disease and for patients who have this disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neuromuscular disease that can strike anyone without warning. Every 90 minutes someone in this country will be diagnosed with ALS & every 90 minutes someone will lose their battle against this devastating disease. Come out and support our cause! The price is $40 and for more information you can call 714-396-5259.


Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 9:00am-3:00pm will be the Toy Soldier & Miniature Figure Show (The Irvine Marriot Hotel,18000 Von Karman Ave.). This event features Antique Britains, Dimestore, Composition & Plastic, Military & Civilian figures and sets. There will be an international gathering of leading manufacturers, dealers, and collectors. Admission is $6 and children under 12 get in for free. For more information you can call 760-758-5481.


TOMORROW February 26 is Race on the Base! 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. All proceeds will benefit the USA Water Polo National Aquatic Center at the Joint Forces Training Base. For more information you can call 562-430-1073.


March 7-13, 2011 is the Toshiba Golf Classic at the Newport Beach Country Club.  This is the 16th year of this popular PGA Champions Tour event. One of the most successful tournaments in Champions Tour history, the Toshiba Classic has risen over $12 million in the past 12 years for its lead beneficiary Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian as well as other Orange County charities. To order tickets and to inquire about corporate ticket packages, please call 949-660-1001.


Saturday, March 12th from 7:00a to 4:00p will be the Orange Flea Market. The Orange Flea Market is located at 146 N. Grand Street in the city of Orange. We are open from 7am to 4pm on the second Saturday of each month. The Orange Flea Market is free, parking is free, and you will love the deals on jewelry, musical instruments, collectibles, vintage clothing, cd’s & records, furniture and so much more!


Sunday, March 6th from 12:00p to 3:00p at Bowers Museum is the Persian Family Festival. On the first Sunday of every month, the Bowers invites you to bring your family to the museum for a free afternoon of cultural fun! This month’s spotlight shines on the music, dance, arts, and food of Persia.


Calling all Lifeguards! It’s that time already! Coming up May 21st, 2011 are tryouts for Ocean Lifeguards. Check-in is at 8 AM @ Lifeguard Headquarters. You must have a valid California Drivers License and diploma or GED equivalent. If under 18, a parent must sign the waiver of liability. Forms and information are available at Lifeguard Headquarters (562) 430-2613.


Coming up April 16th from 8am-12pm is the Community Yard Sale! The event takes place at the Tustin Area Senior Center parking lot. Vendor applications are now being accepted for the event through March 4th. For more information you can call Erica Desselle at 714-573-3321 or email her at Applications for the event are located at 


Coming up this summer on June 25, 2011 the Friends of the Villa Park Library (FOVPL) are happy to be putting on the seventh annual Villa Park 5K run/walk, the second annual Progressive Marathon, the first annual 10K, and the first annual interrupted 15K which starts and ends at the Villa Park High School.  Race Day Registration starts at 6 AM, 5K Run/Walk at 7:15 AM and 10K run at 7:55 AM. For more information or to fill out an entry form you can visit

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

Best regards,


Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900


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