March 8th from 6:00-10:00pm at Aliso Viejo Conference Center (31 Santa Barbara Drive) will be Mardi Gras Ball! The Aliso Viejo Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley will celebrate its 5th year at a Mardi Gras Ball! Enjoy a full buffet dinner featuring New Orleans cuisine, specialty drinks, live music, an opportunity drawing and live auction. Call Marybeth Stephens at 949-240-7898 for more information. A king and queen of Mardi Gras will also be crowned. Tickets and sponsorships are available.The Aliso Viejo Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley will celebrate it’s 5th year at a Mardi Gras Ball from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Aliso Viejo Conference Center at 31 Santa Barbara Drive in Aliso Viejo. Enjoy a full buffet dinner featuring New Orleans cuisine, specialty drinks, live music, an opportunity drawing and live auction. Price: $150 per person, $275 per couple
Coming up March 5-6 & 12-13, 2011 is the annual Festival of Whales! It‘s time of the year for the whales to make their annual trip down south and the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce will celebrate with their Annual Street Fair, which is part of the Whale Festival with a weekend of fun, food, entertainment and an arts & craft show with over 100 vendors. For more information you can call 949-472-7888 or 888-440-4309.
Coming up in the future on April 30th from 7:00am-3:00pm will be the community garage sale. More information to come as the day nears.
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South Coast Symphony Presents “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming!” Friday, March 25th starting at 7:30p at Crossline Community Church. This spectacular concert under the musical direction of Conductor Barry Silverman will feature Russian artists performing Russian music. The performers will include Michael Voronel and Ruslan Biryukov. The highlights of the evening will include “Night on Bald Mountain” by Mussorgsky, “Variations on a Rococo Theme” by Tchaikovsky, “Symphony No. 1” by Kalinnikov, and selections from “Swan Lake.” For more information you can call 714 731-8079.
**OPEN HOUSE** Saturday February 26th from 1:00-5:00pm at 2 Lime Orchard in the prestigious Bear Brand Ranch Community. Come and see this Brand New French Country Estate. For more information you can visit www.2LimeOrchard.com. **OPEN HOUSE** Sunday February 27th from 1:00-5:00pm at 5 Marsh Creek in the Ocean Ranch Gated Community. This custom home sits on a 20,000 sq. ft. lot and has everything you could want. JUST REDUCED $250,000. Only 2 miles from the beach, don’t wait till it is too late! The seller is VERY motivated and wants to get this home sold! Bring all offers! For more information you can visit www.5MARSHCREEK.net or call Michael Caruso at 949-753-7900.
Still looking for a job? Join Saddleback Church in a Career Fair the first Monday of each month from 7:00pm-9:00pm and meet with employers offering a wide variety of employment opportunities. Make sure you dress to impress and bring your resume!
Coming up Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:00pm Kristi Yamaguchi will visit Mission Viejo City Hall! Kristi Yamaguchi, an Olympic Figure Skating Gold medalist and celebrity champion in the sixth season of “Dancing with the Stars” – will appear in the Writers Present program. The Olympian, who was born with club feet, will discuss following your dreams and her new children’s book “Dream Big Little Pig.” Yamaguchi will sign copies of her books purchased at the event. This FREE event is sponsored by Irvine-based A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe and the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library. For more information you can call 949-830-7100 x5105.
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA
Coming up Tuesday, March 22nd from 8:30a to 3:00pm is the Annual Home Tour in Rancho Santa Margarita! The National Charity League Canyon Chapter’s 2nd Annual Home Tour takes place to directly support local philanthropies. Attendees will tour up to 6 finely appointed homes in Coto De Caza. Transportation will be provided to all of the homes. Proceeds will benefit 16 local charities. Tour tickets are $50.00 per person which includes light breakfast, lunch and transportation to homes and can be purchased on the tour website at www.nclhometour.com or in person at Cal Elite Kids (22982 Avenida Empresa). For more information you can call 949-274-5654.
Coming up Saturday, March 12th from 5-10pm at the Community Center (100 N. Calle Seville) is the 44th annual community St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance sponsored by the Exchange Club in partnership with the City of San Clemente to benefit local charities. Corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings served from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Ticket donation includes a door prize raffle ticket. Green beer and a full service bar at extra cost. For ticket or event information, call (949)492-6138
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO
Coming up March 19th from 6:30pm-11:30pm will be the La Presidenta Ball (El Adobe Restaurant). Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you how “the West was fun” at this western style dinner dance. Join the dining, dancing and gaming where all colorful characters are welcome! For more information you can call 949-493-1976.
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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI
Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900