Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


South County



Coming up October 1-2, 2011 is the annual A Harvest of Quilts held at SOKA University. The Flying Geese Quilters Guild presents their 2011 Quilt Show where over 300 traditional and non-traditional style quilts will be on display. It brings together the “best of the best” in quilt making, with aisles of displays, retail exhibits, live quilt auction, antique quilts display, and hours of hands-on workshops. The event is $8 and parking is FREE.


Next Weekend, September 9 – 11, 2011 is the annual Tall Ships Festival (Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute).The festival features a spectacular array of family-fun activities including live music, art shows and a variety of tasty food. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages and are not to be missed. Additionally, you can explore the historic tallships and listen to the crew share tails of adventure and life at sea. For more information you can call 949-496-2274.


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Mark your calendars for September 10 & 25, 2011 for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center Fundraisers. There are two fundraisers for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center this month. It’s a great organization that rescue, rehabilitate, and release sick and injured seals and sea lions. Martini Madness on September 10th at the Madison Square Garden & Cafe & and elegant ‘Dinner under the Stars’ on the 25th at the Aliso Creek Inn. For more information you can call 949-494-3050.

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TONIGHT, September 2, 2011 bring your best friend and enjoy a night of water volleyball, inter-tube races, diving board contests and music with D.J. Steve from Cruisin Tunes! (Sorry, adults not invited!) Teens may not leave until 10pm, unless released to a parent. Snacks are sold for $1 each. This event will feature a “dive in” movie with a shark theme! The event will take place from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Crown Valley Community Pool. For more information you can call 949-425-5100.


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Coming up next month, Saturday October 1, 2011 from 10am-5pm is the Mission Viejo Readers’ Festival. This event includes a full day of authors, adult and children entertainment, vendors & food. Featured authors will be speaking, taking questions and signing books.


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Coming up September 17, 2011 from 5:00-10:00pm is the FIRST annual Celebration of Surf: Music and Art Festival! The first annual Hurley-Rotary Club of San Clemente Celebration of Surf will be a party for 4,000 or so people from the surf industry world-side, from Orange County and from North County (San Diego). Party-goers are encouraged to bring their beach blankets and low-backed chairs. Enjoy music and dancing on the “lawn” while enjoying dinner and a soft-drink, beer or wine, water, cocktails, or buy a VIP pass and enjoy the music from the best seats in the house. The bands will include Common Sense, Members of Honk (all but the sax player will be there), Questions (Hurley), So Lag Vibrations (Hurley), and Mike Wilson (Hurley). San Clemente Rotary Club, Hurley, Skullcandy, Rainbow Sandals, the City of San Clemente and local charities are hosting the event.  Admission goes as follows: $15/adults, $5/kids, free/2 and under, VIP $50. The event will take place at 247 Avenida La Pata. Gates open at 4:30pm. To learn more visit


Saturday, September 24, 2011 will be the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Country Faire! This traditional family barbecue is in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. Country western wear is encouraged! All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through horsemanship. For more information you can call 949-240-8441.

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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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