Caruso’s *MOTHERS DAY* OC Happenings ~ South County


 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

TOMORROW Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 2-4 pm come for Teacups of Love with Mom. Mothers and daughters will create wonderful memories together, while sipping afternoon tea, sharing delicious finger foods, and choosing delectable pastries. Enjoy an elegant atmosphere, while dining and creating your own spring craft. For more information you can call 949.643.6700.

DANA POINT

Sunday May 13, 2012 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM is the annual Mother’s Day Champagne Cruise! Join Dana Wharf Sport fishing on Mother’s Day for a two-hour Mother’s Day Sunday Coastal Cruise aboard the newest addition to our fleet, the Ocean Adventures catamaran. This holiday trip will depart Dana Point Harbor and cruise up the coastline to Laguna Beach. Champagne, fresh seasonal fruit, juices, pastries and muffins will be served. (No discount will be accepted for this cruise.)$45 Adults $30 Kids 3 – 12. BOOK ONLINE OR CALL: 949-496-5794. ALSO, now through May 13, 2012 bring your mom in for a Spa Treatment at the Spa at Laguna Cliffs. Pamper Mom this Mother’s Day weekend at The Spa at Laguna Cliffs. Enjoy a complimentary Mimosa with any spa treatment. Spa gift certificates are available. Continue the pampering at home. All of our exclusive Orange Peel products are Buy One, Get One Free! (Certificates are available online).

LAGUNA HILLS

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LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

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Coming up Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. is the Whole Foods Laguna Niguel Grand Opening!!! “Bread Breaking Ceremony” to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Whole Foods Market Laguna Niguel. The new neighborhood culinary destination and hang out will host a variety of events following the grand opening to allow the community to sample the store’s offerings and take some goodies home. The first 300 customers in line for the 9:00 a.m. “bread breaking ceremony” will receive a complimentary demi-baguette. There will also be delicious foods to taste and the Seafood Team will be outside grilling in the afternoon

LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

Coming up Sunday May 27 is the annual KSBR Birthday Bash! With more than 30 headliners playing with each other in a giant jazz jam, each Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime concert for both the artists and the audience. The music will never happen in exactly the same way again. The listeners know that the event is something special – it has sold out each of the past 11 years even before the full line up was announced. This year, they’re adding a tasting of over 25 restaurants that will be showing off their finest creations – the first annual Taste of the Bash! For more information you can call (949) 582-4714.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Sunday, May 13 come to Sarducci’s Capistrano Depot Mother’s Day Brunch!
Mom will enjoy Sarucci’s special Mother’s Day brunch in their courtyard patio dining located in the heart of Old San Juan while listening to the soothing fountain and enjoying the tastes that made Sarducci’s famous. Overlooks Orange County’s most beautiful train station and is located one block from Mission San Juan Capistrano.

 
*As seen in orangecounty.net & ocregister.com

 

We Are Now Accepting Qualified Listings
Now providing “Short Sale Services”
Call Today for More Info and our “Spring Thing….”

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

Coming up Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 6–8pm is the annual Family Fun Carnival Night for JDRF. Join us at the Club for our second annual Family Fun Carnival Night benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation! JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. The night will include carnival games, prizes, cotton candy, face painting and much more! Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event for the entire family, and help us educate and find a cure!  Members and Non-Members: $10 minimum donation per person. Children will receive a pair of JDRF shoelaces and t-shirt and unlimited carnival booth visit. For more information or to register, please call (949) 330-5560.

DANA POINT

TOMORROW April 14, 2012 from 8am-3 pm is the Doheny Wood. This show is free to woodie owners and spectators. The state beach does have a park entry fee. Over 150 classic wooden cars, surf wagons will be on display. NO event entry fee for Doheny Wood 2012 and no charge for spectators. There is a State Park entry fee of $15. For more information you can call 714 968-9798.

LAGUNA HILLS

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LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

Teen movie night for tonight April, 13, 2012 has been CANCELLED.

LAKE FOREST

Coming up Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. is the annual Rancho Days Fiesta! Celebrating the history of Saddleback Valley, there are children’s activities include piñatas, free crafts projects and a chance to make your own pottery. Help churn and taste homemade ice cream and butter, sample fresh tortillas and warm bread from the horno oven. Dip candles and grind corn while learning about the early days of Orange County. Event Fee: $4 for adults, $3 for children (ages 2 and under free) Parking Fee: Free. For more information you can call 949-923-2230.

MISSION VIEJO

Coming up May 5-6, 2012 starting at noon is the Annual Street Painting – Arts Alive Festival. Artist from all over transform and capture amazing beauty of art using pastel chalk as the medium to blend onto asphalt as their canvases. With each artist’s techniques and their enthusiasm for the love of art you can truly experience the metamorphosis around you. For more information you can call 949-470-8440.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

TOMORROW April 14, 2012 from 8am – 3pm is the Annual ‘Gardenfest’,
Hosted by the San Clemente Garden Club. Admission is FREE! Families are welcome.

This year’s highlights include annual Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, garden related opportunities in our community, Open to the Public ‘funky container’ and ‘floral design’ contests, Junior Gardeners butterfly exhibit and plant sale, Question & Answer tablewith gardening celebrities and San Clemente Artists demonstrating live.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Coming up Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm is the annual Mariachi Festival. The festival will include entertainment “Battle of the Mariachis” and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes. This event is free with paid admission to the mission. For more information you can call (949) 234-1321.

 
*As seen in orangecounty.net & ocregister.com

We Are Now Accepting Qualified Listings
Now providing “Short Sale Services”
Call Today for More Info and our “Spring Thing….”

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 *HALLOWEEN* OC Happenings ~ North County


 

 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

TOMORROW Saturday, October 29, 2011 starting at 11am is the annual Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade. The Halloween Parade has been an Anaheim tradition since 1924, when baseball legend Babe Ruth was honored as the Grand Marshal of the celebration. The Fall Festival features game and food booths, live entertainment, craft fair, a children’s costume contest and trick-or-treating. Food and craft booths are available for a nominal fee. Most events are held in Downtown Anaheim, at the Center Street Promenade. For more information you can call (714) 999-3456. Also this Halloween weekend from 7pm until closing come and experience The Empty Grave. This Haunted Attraction located a few block from Disneyland with 50,000 square feet of terror! This event features state of the art special effects, live actors and animatronics. Online tickets are available.

BREA

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BUENA PARK

Everyweek NOW through October 30th, 2011 is the Knotts Berry Farm ‘Snoopy’s Costume Party’! Pirate, witch, cowboy, angel? It’s that time of year to decide who you want to be. Knott’s invites you to dress to the nines in your Halloween finery and come to “Snoopy’s Costume Party” in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities and of course, trick-or-treating all geared for kids ages 3-11. Snoopy’s Costume Party runs weekends October 1-30 and is included with regular park admission. Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park operating hours are 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. And for the older crowd come and experience Knotts Scary Farm Halloween Haunt all Halloween weekend!!! Knott’s professional “scare-masters” transform the old Berry Farm into Knott’s Scary Farm for another year of the world’s first, biggest and most famous theme park Halloween event! Every year all 160-acres of Knott’s Berry Farm are transformed into your worst nightmare with 13 themed mazes, 7 live shows, and 4 scare zones featuring hundreds of free-roaming monsters. This year there will be new mazes such as ‘Invasion Beneath’ in the Calico Mine Ride and old favorites will be returning.

CYPRESS

HALLOWEEN, October 31st is the annual City of Cypress Halloween Carnival from 6-9pm! This event includes Food, Game Booths, Prizes, Entertainment, Costume Contests and Spook Alley. Admission- $3, children under 1 year old are free. Professional pictures will be available for $10 (cash only). For more information you can call 714-229-6780.

FULLERTON

October 28 and 29, 2011 beginning at 6:30pm is the annual Haunted Garden at the Arboretum. Every year the Fullerton Arboretum transforms their garden into a haven for all that goes bump in the night. But don’t worry, their guides will take you safely through the treacherous paths that wind through the dark forest the evil spirits call home. Tours through the garden begin at 6:30 pm both nights and run until the last tour leaves at 8:30. The end of the tour features a Haunter’s Ball, where there are games and activities for those lucky enough to make it through the garden. For the younger Halloween lovers, there is a special kids party on Saturday, October 29th. With friendlier ‘monsters’, the afternoon features a costume parade, pumpkin patch tours, crafts, games and a few surprises. This is suitable for children age 3-5. Cost is $6 per child and must be accompanied by an adult. For RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION you can call 657.278.4002. Also there is a special Halloween tour planned on the 31st at 6pm. 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.Meet at Fullerton Museum. RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION you can call (714) 738-6545. It’s strongly advised to get your registrations in early.

GARDEN GROVE

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LA HABRA

TODAY 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.

LA PALMA

HALLOWEEN October 31, 2011 from 6 – 8:30pm is the annual Halloween Carnival! This safe, family-oriented alternative to the traditional trick-or-treat features a fabulous COSTUME CONTEST for ghouls and boys with special prizes in each age division! This year’s Halloween spookfest will feature CARNIVAL GAMES, a “GOBLIN GULCH” for children under the age of 5, and a haunted area. This is a free event and will be cancelled if it rains. For more information, please call the La Palma Recreation and Community Services Department at (714) 690-3350.

PLACENTIA

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STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

Coming up soon is the annual Simon Kidgits Club Spooktacular Halloween! The Simon Kidgits Club invites all of you little ghouls and goblins to come have a spooktacular good time and enjoy loads of frightfully fun Halloween themed activities and treats! Wear your cool costume and enjoy a safe place to haunt this Halloween. The event is located at the Westminster Mall. For more information you can call 714-898-2558.

YORBA LINDA

TOMORROW October 29, 2011 at 7:00 is the 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. For INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS you can call 714-993-3676 & reservations are recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*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

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

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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

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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

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SEAL BEACH

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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

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*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

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

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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

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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

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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! 

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