Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County



Starting May 6 – 8 at Orange County Performing Arts Center (600 Town Center Drive) is the Shen Yun Performing Arts World Tour! The show features with large group classical Chinese dancing and music, which is one of the most sophisticated dancing system in the world; it has a live orchestra with both eastern and western music instrument perfectly combined for the first time; 3 dimensional digital backdrop that no one else can parallel; all original programs, originally composed music, originally designed costumes, showcasing the best of traditional Chinese culture and arts in a form of pure truthfulness, kindness and beauty’


TOMORROW Saturday, Apr 30 starting at 9am at Mile Square Park is the 2nd Annual Parkinson’s Disease Zent-A-Thon 5K Run/Walk. The Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Foundation and American Parkinson Disease Association are teaming up to host the 2nd Parkinson’s disease Zent-A-Thon 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds will help fund the American Parkinson Disease Association and the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Foundation in supporting people with Parkinson’s disease.


Sunday May 1st will be the Taste of Huntington Beach (Sports Complex at Talbert and Goldenwest). This event is a unique sampling of the finest restaurant cuisine in Huntington Beach, paired with the finest wines in California, all in the name of charity! Come enjoy samplings of food and beverages from such restaurants as Duke’s Huntington Beach, Aloha Grill, Bodai Tree, Chimayo at the Beach and many more. Wineries and brewers in attendance include Clos Du Bois, Brewbakers, Frei Brothers Reserve and many others. Proceeds benefit the children’s wing of the Huntington Beach Library. For more information you can call 714-375-5023.


Sunday, May 1 at the Irvine Spectrum is the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon. This events includes a 10K & 5K Run/ 1K kids run with all proceeds going to children’s cancer research. Before and after the race, enjoy a fun-filled morning of festivities at the start and finish line. For more information you can call 949- 859-6312.


Coming up Saturday, July 16 starting at 9:00am at Los Alamitos High School is the 7th Annual Relay for Life! Join the fight against cancer. Because cancer never sleeps, teams of friends and colleagues set up camp and take turns walking around a track for 24 hours to CELEBRATE cancer survivors, REMEMBER loved ones lost to the disease and FIGHT BACK by raising funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. When not walking, participants enjoy fun family-friendly activities, food and local entertainment. This is a FREE event. For more information you can call (562) 221-0144.


NOW through May 5 is the annual Newport Beach Film Festival.  This event is set in beautiful Newport Beach, a few blocks away from spectacular coastline and less than an hour from Hollywood, the Festival annually host several premieres and galas for a singular festival experience. For more information you can call 949-253-2880.


Saturday, May 7 at 12:00p is the Triple Crown – Mother’s Day Classic – Sponsored by Full Gorilla Apparel. This is the 5th year of the event and 2nd year using the New Fountain Valley Sports Park. This is a great weekend where we can play softball and thank all the mothers in attendance! The event will be played in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach, CA at the new Fountain Valley Sports Park, Huntington Beach Sports Park and local fields. Top team in each age division will receive (per roster) a pro-style custom jersey with 1-color tackle-twill letters and numbers as well as pants compliments of Full-Gorilla.

TOMORROW Saturday, Apr 30 12:00p to 10:00p is the 20 year traditional Cinco de Mayo at Historic 4th Street. The festival is back again. Free family oriented festival on Historical 4th Street in downtown Santa Ana. Over 150,000 Hispanic families crowd the streets to enjoy carnival rides, games, authentic Hispanic food, vendors, and corporate sponsors. Contact Mars Media Family for Sponsorship Information.


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.


Nothing to report


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

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


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