Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Tomorrow Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 will be the “Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show” located at the OC Fair & Expo Center. This event is the world’s largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Nothing to report

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Sunday, September 25, 2011 is the 14th Annual Walk for the Animals! This 5K/2K walk is benefiting the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Event highlights include DISC DOGS in Southern California; Canine contests for movie star look a like contest and best stunt, 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. The event is located at Huntington Beach Central Park East. For more information you can call (714) 374-7738.
IRVINE

Coming up Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10am – 6pm 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

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.

CORONA DEL MAR

Coming up Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 11:00am is the Annual Sandcastle Contest! This event is hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, thousands of sightseers will descend on “Big Corona Beach” to view amazing sand sculptures created by participants ranging from the novice to the expert.

Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, it’s a perfect way to spend the day with family and friends. For more information you can call 949-729-4400.

NEWPORT BEACH

Nothing to report

ORANGE

TODAY – Sunday September 25th is 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! The event is located at St. Norbert Catholic Church (300 E. Taft Avenue
Orange, CA 92865). For more information you can call (714) 637-4360.

SANTA ANA

Nothing to report

SEAL BEACH

Nothing to report

TUSTIN

Coming up September 30th, October 1st and 2nd 2011 is Tiller Days at Columbus Tustin Park. 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 also features a Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), carnival, rides, food and entertainment. For more information you can call 714-573-3326.

VILLA PARK

Nothing to report

 

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

 

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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 ~ South County


 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

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.

DANA POINT

Coming up October 15, 2011 is the annual Memory Walk at Doheny Beach. This Memory Walk is part of a national movement to help those battling Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. There are 2 or 4 mile walk options. The event is wheelchair and dog friendly. For more information you can call Andrea McDonald at 949.757.3708.

LADERA RANCH

Nothing to report

LAGUNA BEACH

Sunday, September 25, 2011 is the last day for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center Fundraiser. This event is a great organization that rescue, rehabilitate, and release sick and injured seals and sea lions. This event will include a elegant ‘Dinner under the Stars’ at the Aliso Creek Inn. For more information you can call 949-494-3050.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

Tomorrow, September 24th, come enjoy the Walt Disney/Pixar film “Up”. Seating is on a grassy hill. Bring a blanket or low chair to sit on. No pets, smoking or alcohol allowed in the event. There will be snacks, hot chocolate and ice cream available for purchase from Screamin Ice Cream. The movie will begin at dusk, approximately 7:30pm.

 

LAKE FOREST

Nothing to report

MISSION VIEJO

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.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Nothing to report

SAN CLEMENTE

The annual Sea Fest will be held Sunday October, 9. This event is sponsored by the San Clemente Chamber and features a Chowder Cook-off, an Arts & Craft Show, Business Expo, entertainment and an array of fresh seafood, served seaside on the beach in the historic San Clemente Pier area. There will be a free shuttle parking is available at the San Clemente High School. For more information you can call 949-492-1131.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Tomorrow the 24th of September is the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Country Faire! This event is a 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! 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

 

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

 

Timely Tuesday Photo ~ Mellow Yellow


Time to reflect…

An artist painting on the beach with an unexpected color combination stirs up mixed feelings. To me it brings back warm thoughts of people and places I miss…

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso 

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

     

 

 

 

Motivational Monday ~ Mud Run


Proud to say that we finished the Mud Run in 15th place, out of 41 Open Teams!  All for a good cause…

Survivor/Stand Up 2 Cancer - Reality Mud Run 8am 9/10/11 Saturday ONLY!! 

 

Reality Mud Run – Survivor/Stand Up 2 Cancer Fundraiser!

Location: Irvine Lake Mud Run, So Cal

Time: ‎8:00AM Saturday, September 10th

Will post photos of our team “Mud On The Run” real soon! 

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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

     

 

Motivational Monday Quote ~ Be Happy!! ☺


Life is too short to be anything but happy.

 

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves  James Matthew Barrie 

Go Green…Let’s keep our oceans clean!

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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 August 27th from 12:00-6:00pm is the annual OC Foodie Fest! OC Foodie Fest was the first and biggest gourmet food truck festival in Orange County. The event launched on August 28, 2010, at the Honda Center of Anaheim. With over 8,500 foodies in attendance, the sold-out event showcased 49 gourmet food trucks, six local bands, dance crews, ‘indie’ vendors, art and charities. This year the event has moved across the street to Angels Stadium and with an expanded food line up of 150 vendors, entertainment, competitions, kids entertainment area, car show and beer garden! General adult admission is only $12.

BREA

Nothing to report

 

BUENA PARK

Mark your calendars for Silverado Days (William Peak Park
7225 El Dorado Drive) this October 14-16. This event is held each October. This community festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, Custom Car Show, a pie-eating contest, hog calling, baby contest, dog show, petting zoo, chili cook-off and much more!!
CYPRESS

Nothing to report

FULLERTON

Coming up Saturday, October 29, 2011 is the annual Memory Walk (Cal State  Fullerton).The Memory Walk is part of a national movement to help those battling Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. As one of the largest Memory Walks in the country, it features a 2-mile walk, Kidz Zone, Doggie Dugout, Remembrance Garden, Food Vendors, Festival Area with over 50 exhibitors, live entertainment and more! For details, contact Shannon Kincaid at (949) 757-3708.

GARDEN GROVE

Nothing to report.

LA HABRA

Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 9 – 4 is the Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo (Joint Forces Training Base).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.

LA PALMA

Nothing to report

PLACENTIA

Saturday, October 15, 2011 is the annual The Heritage Festival and Parade (Tri-City Park, 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.). 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 10:00 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

Nothing to report

WESTMINSTER

Nothing to report

YORBA LINDA

September 17 – 18, 2011 is the Dozynki Harvest Festival. This event is celebrating Polish culture with food, music dancing and exhibits. The event will be held at the Pope John Paul II Polish Center. For more information you can call 714-996-8161.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

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

Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 will be the “Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show” located at the OC Fair & Expo Center. This event is the world’s largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Nothing to report

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Coming up Saturday September 17, 2011 between 9:00am – 12:00pm is the Annual Southern California Brain Tumor Walk. 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! There is an optional 5K walk (wheelchair & stroller accessible) with food, music, prizes and more.

IRVINE

Coming up September 10 is the Orange County Beer Festival – Irvine
September 10, 2011. Join us for our Annual Brew Ha Ha Beer Festival. We will have it all… Custom Craft and Import Beers from some of the best breweries around, 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. For more information you can visit www.OCBrewHaHa.com or email Info@OCBrewHaHa.com or call 949-363-1774.

LOS ALAMITOS

Nothing to report

NEWPORT BEACH

Monday, August 29, 2011 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm is the Spa Gregorie’s Women are Wonderful Expo (200 Newport Center Dr., Ste. 100).Women are Wonderful: In Full Bloom, is a women’s expo offering exhibits, participatory demonstrations, presentations and spa’licious gifts–all while giving back to deserving charitable causes. Over 50 vendors will be participating including experts in the Spa and Wellness industry (such as beauty maven experts Clarisonic & Epicuren), local boutiques, fitness studios, wellness services, fashion and more. For ladies looking to “cash in” on their experience, bring your “outdated fine jewelry, charms, gold & precious metals” to the Hidden Treasures booth, and take home $$$ in exchange right on the spot. For more information you can call 949-644-6672.

ORANGE

Mark your calendars for the International Street Fair coming up September 2-4! The event includes International foods, crafts, folk dancing and music. There will be many different ethnic foods and costume. The Street Fair has become known for the variety of food reflecting cuisine from around the world. They provide food, drinks, entertainment and crafts to the visitors. The Street Fair is located in a four-square block area radiating out from the center of the Orange Plaza, which is the intersection of Chapman and Glassell.

SANTA ANA

NOW through September 11th the Discovery Science Center Presents: WaterWorks: Soak Up the Science! It’s H20 from A2Z at WaterWorks: Soak up the Science this summer at Discovery Science Center. Immerse yourself in stimulating, hands-on learning experiences that will quench your thirst for the playful, powerful and precious world of water. Explore how water gets physical by creating a perfect rainbow, capturing a raindrop and examining snowflakes. Dive into the “Water Quiz” to test your knowledge of water and learn about water quality and management and the stresses that are being put on this natural resource. For more information you can call 714-542-2823.

SEAL BEACH

Nothing to report

TUSTIN

Coming up September 30th, October 1st and 2nd 2011 is Tiller Days at Columbus Tustin Park. 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 also features a Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), carnival, rides, food and entertainment. For more information you can call 714-573-3326.

VILLA PARK

Nothing to report

 

 

 

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

 

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

Nothing to report

DANA POINT

Coming up 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.

LADERA RANCH

Nothing to report

LAGUNA BEACH

This is the LAST weekend to attend the 45th Annual Art-A-Fair (777 Laguna Canyon Road). Art-A-Fair is one of So Cal’s most popular art festivals! The juried art of our 125 international, national and local artists promises to inspire & bring forth passion. Walk among the artists as they create their fine art and master craft pieces and learn what inspired them. Also, take advantage of art workshops taught by AAF artists – just $25 for two hours or $40 for four hours! For more information you can call (949) 494-4514.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

This Saturday, August 27 from 8-10pm Laguna Niguel will be showcasing Casablanca for movie in the park! Bring your lawn chairs and come relax for a FREE showing of the classic movie. Seating is on a grassy hill. No pets, smoking or alcohol are allowed at the event. If it rains, the even will be cancelled. Childcare is available on site. For more information you can call 949-425-5100.

LAKE FOREST

Nothing to report

MISSION VIEJO

 

ANIMAL LOVERS PLEASE READ!!! The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center and nonprofit group, Dedicated Animal Welfare Group is offering a weeklong promotion on adult cats that ends Tuesday, August 30th, 2011.

DAWG will pay $100 in adoption fees on any adult cat that has been at the facility for more than 60 days. People who adopt adult cats still must pay the $50 fee that covers vaccinations, microchip and flea control. The animal services center also will waive the $100 of the adoption fee for all other adult cats in the facility. The shelter is now accepting applications and has many felines to choose from in various colors, sizes and personalities that are waiting to be placed in permanent, loving homes. If you would like to see these or any of the center’s available animals, stop by the facility at 28095 Hillcrest during operating hours or visit the Adopt a Pet section of our website. For more information you can visit http://cityofmissionviejo.org/animalservices/.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Nothing to report

SAN CLEMENTE

MEOWW! CALLING ALL CAT LOVERS!!!! For $9 your home can come alive with the quick-footed antics of a happy cat. The nonprofit Pet Project Foundation is helping to discount cat adoption fees in August at the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter. Adoption fees will be $9 per feline, and PPF also will give away a wide range of free pet supplies to individuals and families adopting a cat or kitten. The price for cats is typically $100. With kitten season in full swing, shelter staff and PPF volunteers worry about the stress of the many homeless cats awaiting adoption at the shelter. Cats under stress typically develop respiratory illnesses. PPF will provide a full “kitty starter kit” to families who adopt a cat during the promotion, including supplies such as a litter box and food bowls. For additional information on PPF or the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter, visit petprojectfoundation.org or contact Becker at 949-240-0243 or pawlajb@cox.net. Save a life, I promise it will bring a joy to your life you never even knew you could experience.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

This weekend, August 27-28, 2011 is the annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo!
This Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is good ol’ entertainment for the entire family, not to mention the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation. Proclaimed as the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation, this year’s Rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, tie down roping and bull riding. You won’t want to miss this year’s excitement.

 
*As seen in orangecounty.net & ocregister.com

 

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

 


   

Simple rules for happiness…Free your heart from hate. Free your mind from worry. Live simply. Give more. Expect less.

Enjoy your day and make sure you deposit a lot of happiness into your bank account of memories!

 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 ~ North County


 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

NOW through August 14th is the annual Harvest Crusade. In 1990, a small group of people set out to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to southern Californians in a non-traditional, non-church environment. Located at the Angel Stadium for more information you can call (714) 638-0981.

BREA

Nothing to report

 

BUENA PARK

Mark your calendars for Silverado Days (William Peak Park
7225 El Dorado Drive) this October 14-16. This event is held each October. This community festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, Custom Car Show, a pie-eating contest, hog calling, baby contest, dog show, petting zoo, chili cook-off and much more!!
CYPRESS

Nothing to report

FULLERTON

Coming up Saturday, October 29, 2011 is the annual Memory Walk (Cal State  Fullerton).The Memory Walk is part of a national movement to help those battling Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. As one of the largest Memory Walks in the country, it features a 2-mile walk, Kidz Zone, Doggie Dugout, Remembrance Garden, Food Vendors, Festival Area with over 50 exhibitors, live entertainment and more! For details, contact Shannon Kincaid at (949) 757-3708.

GARDEN GROVE

Still a few more concerts left if you haven’t been to one yet! Coming up August 11 – Abbey Road, Beatles Tribute & the last concert will be August 18 – Nyght Ryder, 80’s & 90’s. Concertgoers can enjoy the sights and sounds of evening concerts in the park brought to you by the Garden Grove Community Foundation. No EZ-Ups or golf carts, please. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. DATES & TIMES: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to find out other upcoming bands you can call (714) 741-5280.

LA HABRA

Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 9 – 4 is the Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo (Joint Forces Training Base).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.

LA PALMA

Nothing to report

PLACENTIA

Saturday, October 15, 2011 is the annual The Heritage Festival and Parade (Tri-City Park, 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.). 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 10:00 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

Nothing to report

WESTMINSTER

Coming up at the end of summer Saturday, Aug 20 2:00p at The Rose Center Theater is the Ms. Senior California Pageant!  Eighteen Ms. Senior California preliminary finalists from San Francisco to San Diego will compete for the title of Ms. Senior California 2011.

YORBA LINDA

September 17 – 18, 2011 is the Dozynki Harvest Festival. This event is celebrating Polish culture with food, music dancing and exhibits. The event will be held at the Pope John Paul II Polish Center. For more information you can call 714-996-8161.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

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