Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County





TOMORROW at 10:00 & 11:30am the Pacific Symphony Family Series presents: ‘A Halloween Whodunit’(Segerstrom Concert Hall). A thrilling mystery unfolds as everyone explores the suspenseful sounds of the concert organ and learns about each instrument in the orchestra. Featuring the popular work “The Composer is Dead,” music by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket. Don’t forget to wear your costume for this delightful Halloween treat! There will also be an interactive Musical Carnival, at 9am for 10am concertgoers and at 12:15pm for 11:30am concertgoers. For more information you can call (714) 755-5799. Also coming up Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 8:00am to 11:00am is A Children’s Halloween Extravaganza ~ Pumpkins & Pancakes (Located in Crate and Barrel / Macy’s Home Store Wing, South Coast Plaza). Enjoy Plum’s Café Gourmet Pancake Breakfast, Petting Zoo, Music, Face Painting, Balloon Artists, Arts & Crafts, Caricature Drawings, Professional Photos, Hair Feather Artists, Surprise Characters, Silent Auction, Opportunity Prizes and More! This event benefits CASA Orange County, CHOC – Children’s Foundation and Orangewood Children’s Foundation. Tickets run $25 – $35. For more information you can call 714-435-2171.


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Coming up Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 12-4 pm is the annual Howling Hund (Dog) Halloween Pawty (Old World Village)! Trick or Treating for the kids & doggies at Old World Village! In addition there will be SMALL BREED DOGGY RACES at 1pm. Fabulous prizes and even a Dog Costume Contest. Your $12.95 donation will help benefit DPOC and will cover your admission & meal. This will be such a fun family outing! And for those that want to Oktoberfest later on in the evening, the Oktoberfest will take place at 6:30pm in the Festival Hall! On Sunday the 30th at Oktoberfest, Kinderfest the regular Dachshund Races will take place at 3pm and the theme is HAPPY HALLOWIENER DOGGY DRESS UP! Also coming up on Halloween is the annual Main Street Halloween Celebration from 4 – 8pm. Free event for children of all ages, this annual Halloween celebration features games, a haunted house, petting zoo, pony rides, activity booths, inflatable rock wall, slide, obstacle course and tunnel, costume contest and more. Children can trick-or-treat along Main Street and enter into a costume contest. Also, feel free to dress up your dog and bring them along, as this event is pet friendly! For more information you can call (714) 536-8300.


TOMORROW Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. is the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest! Celebrate the harvest season at the third annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest, the Orange County Great Park Halloween celebration and food drive benefiting the Orange County Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition to a scarecrow display, there will be a mini hay maze, art & crafts activities, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch and carnival-style games. Free Admission, $10 parking



THIS Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 9-4 is the Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo! This event is a great mix of civilian and military helicopters and aircraft, plus a custom car show featuring classics, muscle cars and more than 300 varieties plus a vendor fair with more than 100 exhibitors selling food and car or aircraft related items. This family event also has games, a kid’s corner and live entertainment. The event is located on the Joint Forces Training Base.


Going on now, Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through early April. Since the Gray Whales migrate just a few miles off the coast, simple cruises from Dana Point and Newport Beach enable you to see these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat. You can book cruises at the following locations: Davey’s Locker Whale Watching & Newport Landing Whale Watching.

NOW through October 31, 2011 opening at 10am is the Irvine Park Railroad – Pumpkin Patch! Irvine Park Railroad’s 5th annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! The pumpkin patch opens daily at 10:00 am beginning September 17th through October 31st. Activities include train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, a hay maze, pony rides, a moon bounce, panning for gold, face painting (weekends only), picture stands, the Orange County Zoo, and a lot more. Admission into the pumpkin patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. Additional activities inside of the park include Irvine Park Rentals’ paddle boats and Wheel Fun Rentals® bikes (single surrey bikes, deuce coupes, choppers, beach cruises and more), the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. School and group discounts available for Pumpkin Patch tours.


NOW through March 4, 2012 the Renowned Terra Cotta Warriors Return To Bowers Museum. With Over 150 Exceptional Chinese Works Of Art Acquired For Use In The Afterlife By Men And Women Of Power, Wealth And Taste. Visitors will see spectacular recent discoveries from the Qin-era imperial tomb of the ruthless First Emperor Qin Shihuangdi including a chariot horse and four terra cotta warriors one of which is the only known warrior with a face painted green. Seldom seen outside of China are the intricately carved miniature armies that once guarded the tombs of Han emperors and their aristocracy. The Tang dynasty was the height of taste and luxury; from the royal tombs and temples of the imperial city of Xi’an is an opulent showing of wealth: gold, silver, and gemstones. Among these treasures is a set of four nesting boxes that once held Buddha’s finger bone and is still considered one of the most holy religious relics. Visit for more information on activities and events. For more information you can call (714) 567-3679. Tickets can be purchased online at or via phone at Ticketmaster (877.250.8999).


RIP ~  Our thoughts & prayers go out to the families of shooting victims in the horrific Seal Beach hair salon shooting.


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Coming up Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM is Halloween Fest!  
The night before Halloween, the VP Towne Center suddenly becomes the happy haunting grounds for young ghosts, goblins, a few pirates, some skeletons, and lots of princesses who have escaped from their local castles. This annual event includes a costume contest, hayride from the parking area, crafts, treats and more! For more information you can call (714) 998-1500.


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Best regards,


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



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