Caruso’s OC Happenings for October!


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Orange County Events for October!

Stand Up World Tour    Oct. 2-8

See the world’s best stand up paddle boarders as they converge in Huntington Beach for stop number four of six on the Stand Up World Tour. 8am. Huntington City Beach: 1 Main Street. http://standupworldtour.com

Tiller Days- Tustin     Oct. 5-7

The event provides an opportunity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County’s agricultural heritage. Features Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), carnival, rides, food and entertainment. 17522 Beneta Way, Tustin. 714-573-3326 / http://www.tustintillerdays.org

Walk to End Alzheimer’s     Oct. 6

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. 7:30am-12pm. Doheny State Beach: 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. 949-757-3708 / http://www.danapoint.org

The Vintage Food & Wine Festival     Oct. 6

Don’t miss this annual event at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Dancing under the stars to live music by Family Style, World Class Wine Tasting, Sample foods from the best local Restaurants, Casino Games, Silent Auction. http://www.vintagesjc.com

NAMI Walks     Oct.6

NAMI Walks is the largest fundraiser for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI provides free educational programs and services to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. 7:30am-12pm. Pier Plaza: 1 Main Street, Huntington Beach. http://namiwalks.org

Paws for a Cause     Oct. 7

Join OC Animal Care for the first Paws for a Cause, a 2-mile dog walk in Huntington Beach! All proceeds will be donated to OC Animal Care, which provides care for abandoned and abused animals. 7:30am. OC Animal Care: 300 Pacific Coast Highway. http://www.paws-for-a-cause.net

Sandcastle Contest     Oct. 7

Thousands of sightseers descend on Corona del Mar State Beach to watch participants – ranging from novice to expert – construct more than 30 entries. Crossroads are Marguerite Ave. & Ocean Blvd. http://newportbeach.com

San Clemente SeaFest     Oct. 7

Chowder Cook-off, Fisherman’s Lobster, Surfing Contest, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation which all takes place at the historic San Clemente Pier area. 949-492-1131 / http://www.scchamber.com/Seafest.asp

Silent River Film Festival     Oct. 11-14

The festival dedicated to the independent filmmakers of the world has been established with a vision to bring East and West together on one platform. Edwards West Park 8 Cinema and other premium locations in Irvine: 3735 Alton Pkwy. http://www.silentriverfilmfestival.com

The Heritage Festival & Parade     Oct. 13

Festivities begin with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m. followed by the parade and band review at 9:30 a.m. The festival begins at 9:30 a.m. Tri-City Park: 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd., Placentia. (714) 524-8535 / http://www.placentia.org

Woodie Car Show     Oct. 14

Presented by the SoCal Woodie Club. Free admission, surf vendors, food, drink and live music. 8am-3pm. Lantern Bay Park: 25111 Park Lantern Road, Dana Point.

Mission Viejo Readers’ Festival     Oct. 14

A full day of authors, adult and children entertainment, vendors, food. Featured authors will be speaking, taking questions and signing books. 12-6pm. Norman P. Murray Community Center & Village Green, Mission Viejo. http://cityofmissionviejo.org/ReadersFestival/

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Please     Oct. 14

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate in support of Project Self-Sufficiency, a non-profit organization that assists single parents earning their education to become self-sufficient. 2-5pm. Newland Barn: 19822 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. http://www.winecheeseandchocolateplease.com

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational     Oct. 14-21

Each year the famous seaside community and historic artist colony of Laguna Beach turns into an outdoor studio. Various Locations in Laguna Beach. 949.494.8971 x219 / http://lagunaartmuseum.org/pleinair

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

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The Laguna Niguel Closed Sales Report for AUGUST:

The Laguna Niguel Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the 0-$500,000 Range:

2012   53 listings closed escrow             

2011   52 listings closed escrow            

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2012   55 listings closed escrow

2011   36 listings closed escrow

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2012  6 listings closed escrow                  

2011  7 listings closed escrow                   

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Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

     

      

 

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ North County


 

 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

TOMORROW September 8, 2012 is Annual Southern California Brain Tumor Walk. Registration: 8 – 9 AM Program & Activities: 9 AM – 12 PM. The Southern California Brain Tumor Walk is an inspirational, all-ages fundraising walk and community day to support the brain tumor cause. Form a team of family, friends and co-workers and help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors! ALSO coming up September 14 – October 28, 2012 on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays is Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club! The event features Ompapah Bands from Germany, Authentic German Food & Drink, Folk Dancers, and German Items for Sale. This is a fun event for the whole family with Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and entertainment. No admission charges the first weekend this year! For more information you can call 714-563-4166.

BREA

NOW through the 30th – Saturday 4:00 pm to 10 pm & Sunday 12 Noon to 8 pm is the Brea Jazz Festival! North Orange County’s best Jazz festival is celebrating it’s 10th year! Brea Downtown will be closed off to traffic to accommodate the thousands of Jazz & Music lovers. In addition to great music, there will be a wine and beer garden, kids zone, entertainment and fine arts and crafts show. General admission is “FREE”. Open seating is first come first serve. You are welcome to bring your own chairs. Reserved seating or V.I.P are $40 each per night. This includes Jazz T-shirt & $125 worth of coupons & gift cards from local merchants. For more information you can call 714-674-0801.

 

BUENA PARK

Mark your calendars for Silverado Days coming up October 19-21, 2012. This event is held each October, & this community festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include Featured contests include World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, Amateur Horseshoe Contest, Pie-Eating Contest, Hog Calling, Baby Contest, Dog Show, Chili Cook-off and much more!!

CYPRESS

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FULLERTON

Keep your eyes open for information regarding the 2012 Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours!!!! Did you know Fullerton is one of the most haunted cities around? Ghosts are lurking at every corner. Take this tour and find out what businesses have pots and pans flying around after hours, what famous deceased Fullertonian makes an “appearance” now and then, enjoy some of Fullerton’s history, and where the spirits like to have a beer or two. Don’t miss out on a hauntingly good time! “Ghost hunters” should be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles (lasting about 2 ½ hours), and the tours will include climbing stairs. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sense of humor with them. The tour is not recommended for children under 13. It’s strongly advised to get your registrations in early & you can call (714) 738-6545.  

GARDEN GROVE

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LA HABRA

Keep your eyes open for information regarding the 2012 Children’s Museum Mini Monsters Bash. Calling all little monsters for a Halloween bash featuring crafts, games, a costume parade, and a dance party! Little ones dressed in costume will receive 50% off Museum admission. Free to CMLH members. Please rsvp by October 24 to (562) 905-9793

LA PALMA

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PLACENTIA

Coming up October 13, 2012 is the annual The Heritage Festival and Parade! Since 1965, this celebration of the city’s heritage includes a parade and fair booths. The festivities begin with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m. followed by the parade and band review at 9:30 a.m. The festival begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature many exciting activities for the entire family including the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kid’s games and more. For more information you can call (714) 524-8535.

STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

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YORBA LINDA

Keep your eyes open for information on the 2012 Versai The Wine Bar Halloween Party! Join our first Halloween party, Saturday October 29th at 7PM to close. Enjoy live entertainment and free food. 1st and 2nd place prizes for best costume. The first 20 guests to arrive in costume will receive a free entrée from our Halloween menu. Must be in full costume, mask alone will not qualify. To qualify you must be 21 and you must purchase one glass of beer or wine. Reservations are recommended, 714-993-3676

LONG BEACH

Coming up Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 12 – 4:30 pm is the annual Rancho Los Alamitos Family Festival! Traveling Tales: California on the Move, a family festival with demonstrations, maps, music and activities. The free program explores how people got to California, where they were coming from, and how they moved around the state. Parking at CSULB, Lot 11, with free shuttles to the Rancho.

 

 

 

We Are Now Accepting Qualified Listings

 

Now providing “Short Sale Services”

 

Call Today for More Info on Our Fall into Fall Marketing Plan 

 

 

 

 

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

 

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County


 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Coming up Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 is ‘Cruisin’ For A Cure’ Car Show. The world’s largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer at the OC Fair and Expo Center. ALSO coming up September 29 – 30, 2012 from
10 am – 5 pm is the Annual Fascination of Orchids International Show. This is one of the largest orchid shows in the world, in addition to many orchid lectures; there will be over 100 orchid exhibits and thousands of orchids available for purchase from worldwide growers. AND lastly coming up September 30, 2012 from 9:30am – 4:30pm is the Orange County Children’s Book Festival. The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is designed specifically for children of all ages. This family-fun festival attracts more than 20,000 visitors who will be entertained and delighted by authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment and much, much more. For more information you can call (714) 838-4528.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Starting SUNDAY September 9 all the way through October 28, 2012 is Octoberfest!!! If you love to drink beer, eat bratwürst and sauerkraut and enjoy dancing to “Oompah-pa music directly from Linzerbuben, Austria, then you’ll love the Oktoberfest at Old World Village with its traditional German festivity. Complete with German bands imported from Europe, dancing, and imported beers (of course) and tasty German foods from bratwürst to potato salad to hot pretzels and apple strudel, Oktoberfest has something for everyone. For more information you can call 714-647-7107. ALSO coming up September 23, 2012 is the 15th Annual Walk for the Animals! 5K/2K walk benefitting the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Event highlights include DISC DOGS in Southern California, Canine contests for best trick and costume, a mini-agility course, dozens of sponsors and vendor booths, a silent auction and low cost AVID micro chipping. Well-mannered dogs, on short leashes, are welcomed to attend. Registration begins at 7:30 am and the walk starts at 9 am. For more information you can call (714) 374-7738.

IRVINE

Coming up September 29, 2012 from 10 am – 6 pm is the annual Irvine Global Village Festival. Boasting artistic cultural performances on five stages, the Festival’s live entertainment is a mosaic of music and dance representing more than 50 cultures from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Immerse yourself in cultural displays, world religion and demonstrations, indulge in international cuisine, explore the world marketplace and keep the little ones in motion with hands-on art projects, games and activities in a giant, interactive Kids Village. Festival admission and parking are free. For more information you can call 949-724-6606.

LOS ALAMITOS

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CORONA DEL MAR

SUNDAY September 9, 2012 from 10am-4pm is the Annual Coastline Car Classic. This event features an extraordinary display of show cars from distinguished European and American Classics to racy Street Rods, Sports Cars and custom Woodies. The seaside setting for this event is an exciting venue for family, friends and extreme car enthusiasts. Over 150 vintage & dealer select automobiles in 16 classes will be at this judged event. Festivities include live entertainment, food & beverages, unique vendor exhibits, VIP hospitality and awards ceremony emceed by Automotive Commentators Dave Kunz (KABC) & Art Gould (KPFK).

 

NEWPORT BEACH

COMING UP September 14-16, 2012 is the Annual Taste of Newport. The Taste of Newport is a three-day festival drawing over 75,000 people with over 30 restaurants, 15 wineries, rich tasting brews, flavorful drinks and top notch live entertainment. The Taste is truly Newport Beach’s social event of the year! For more information you can call 949-729-4400.

ORANGE

COMING UPSeptember 21-23, 2012 is the annual St NorbertFest. The annual St. Norbertfest (formerly Octoberfest) continues to grow and helps to build the parish, school, and the Orange community. There will be great food fun games such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting rides and awesome entertainment for everyone—it’s a perfect time for fellowship! For more information you can call (714) 637-4360.

SILVERADO

TOMORROW September 8, 2012 is the annual Orange County Beer Festival. This year there will be over 70 award winning breweries serving over 175 craft & import beers plus awesome food, live entertainment, beer seminars, all at the best location in Orange County. This is one beer fest where you won’t feel like you are choosing from the same brands you can get in your grocery store. This event raises thousands of dollars for the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund. For more information you can call 949-363-1774.  

SANTA ANA

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 SEAL BEACH

Coming up September 29th is the Penelope Lane Fall Boutique & Mini Blog Conference. Come join us for our Fall Boutique featuring over 45 handmade crafters from all over Southern California at our beautiful new venue in Seal Beach! We will have an amazing variety of Jewelry, accessories, clothing for children and adults, art, stationary, home decor, baked goods, hair accessories, vintage items, candles, holiday items for Halloween and Thanksgiving, gifts and much more! For more information you can visit http://penelopelaneboutique.blogspot.com

 

TUSTIN

Mark your calendars for Tiller Days coming October 5 – 7, 2012. Tustin Tiller Days has been a regular event in Tustin since 1957. The event provides an opportunity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County’s agricultural heritage. The event features a Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), carnival, rides, food and entertainment. For more information you can call 714-573-3326.

 VILLA PARK

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*As seen in the ocregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

 

 

We Are Now Accepting Qualified Listings

 

Now providing “Short Sale Services”

 

Call Today for More Info on Our Fall into Fall Marketing Plan 

 

 

 

 

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

 

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


 

 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

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DANA POINT

NOW through September 9th is the Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta. Three days of competitive sailing and one day fishing tournament. Participants have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the Dana Point Yacht Club, which features a breathtaking clubhouse and panoramic views of the Dana Point Harbor. A wide variety of activities take place throughout the four days. Some of which include; Thursday Lido & Capri sail races and the Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, Friday sponsor and VIP recognition dinner, Saturday and Sunday boaters continental breakfast, a full day of sail races and a fishing tournament both Saturday and Sunday, Saturday evenings Casino night, and Sunday’s boaters lunch and awards. All four-days of fun filled events will be open to Sponsors. For more information you can call 949-496-2900. ALSO going on NOW through September 9th is the annual Tall Ships Festival. 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.

LAGUNA HILLS

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LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

This Tuesday September 11th Pay tribute and never forget, come to the Patriot Day Concert September 11 Remembrance Event. A Local favorite, Craig Colley, will perform a free, live concert of patriotic music. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Please no pets, smoking or alcohol in the event area.

LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

Coming up Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. is the Mission Viejo Readers’ Festival. This event is a full day of authors, adult and children entertainment, vendors, food. Featured authors will be speaking, taking questions and signing books. Free shuttle service from the Mission Viejo Library at 100 Civic Center.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

Mark your calendars for October 7, 2012, for the annual San Clemente Sea Fest.  This event is sponsored by the San Clemente Chamber & features a Chowder Cook-off, Fisherman’s Lobster, Surfing Contest, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation which all takes place at the historic San Clemente Pier area. Free shuttle parking is available at the San Clemente High School. For more information you can call 949-492-1131.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Coming up September 22, 2012 is the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Country Faire. This traditional family barbecue 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! The gates open at 4:00pm. 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.

 

 
*As seen in orangecounty.net & ocregister.com

 

 

 

We Are Now Accepting Qualified Listings

 

Now providing “Short Sale Services”

 

Call Today for More Info on Our Fall into Fall Marketing Plan 

 

 

 

 

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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