Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


 

 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

Coming up October 28-29, 2011 from 5-10pm is the annual Halloween Fair and Haunted House! Soka University will have booths for children, haunted house for young teens recommended for age 10 and over), games, activities and performances for all to enjoy! All proceeds benefit SUA student clubs. Here is the schedule of events; 5:00 pm – Game stations open (all ages), 5:45 pm – Club performances & at 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Haunted House is open. Game and Haunted House tickets sold at the door. Haunted House: $5. For more information you can call 949.480.4000.

DANA POINT

TOMORROW October 22 2011 is the annual Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on Doheny’s most festive event of the year as we transform a section of the campground into a spooky area, an array of educational booths, spooky walk, face painting, games, snacks and other fun activities. There is no charge for admission; however, you are asked to bring in one can of food per person as an entry fee. For more information you can call 949-496-6172. Also coming up Friday, October 28, 2011 from 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. there will be Halloween Crafts, Cupcake Decorating, Best Carved or Decorated Pumpkin Contest for ages 3-10 years. (Bring your already carved or decorated pumpkin). At 5 pm there will be a children’s costume parade, with free treat for each child. Then at 6:15, the Moonlight Movie will start (Monsters, Inc.)There will be free popcorn during the movie and refreshments also available to purchase. For more information you can call 949-248-3530. Lastly also on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 5-7pm is the annual Halloween Kids Boo Cruise! Take a 20-minute Haunted Harbor Cruise! Wear your favorite costume! Trips will depart every 20 minutes. Costume contest on every cruise! The cost is $3 per person. For more information you can call 949-496-5794.

LADERA RANCH

Nothing to report

LAGUNA BEACH

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

Coming up October 27 – 29, 2011 starting at 6:30 is the annual Haunted Trails. It’s a MAD, MAD WORLD! Take a journey through the dark and “MAD World” of Haunted Trails 2011(Crown Valley Community Park). Small groups will be carefully guided through a world of mass confusion, personal confinement, terrible torture and unbelievable horror! This is a VERY SCARY event and not recommended for children under 8 years of age. The event is $10 per entrance. For more information you can call 949-425-5100.

LAKE FOREST

Nothing to report

MISSION VIEJO

Nothing to report

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Now through November is the Starr Ranch Sanctuary – Adult Wildlife Research Camp located in Trabuco Canyon. Audubon California’s Starr Ranch Sanctuary invites you to our fall classes for adults. Join our wildlife biologist for two peaceful days at beautiful 4000 acre Starr Ranch in southeast Orange County and experience nature hands-on as a wildlife researcher. Our fall wildlife research camp gives participants the opportunity to learn and use techniques employed by wildlife biologists to study large and small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and terrestrial invertebrates. For RESERVATIONS OR INFORMATION you can call 949-858-0309.

SAN CLEMENTE

Coming up November 4, 2011 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. is the annual A Taste of San Clemente! Held under the stars, this annual event serves up culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the areas finest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold Microbrews and more. Tickets are limited to 250 guests. The ticket price includes a complimentary “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking. For more information you can call 949-492-1131.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Coming up Saturday October 29, 2011 at 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30 is the annual Ghost Tours. Get in the spirit of Halloween by joining the Historical Society Walking Tour Guides on a spooky walking tour of Los Rios Street, the oldest residential neighborhood in California. Be prepared for creepy tales of big black dogs, strange monks who have lost their heads, ghostly tales about a lady in white and other goings on. Cost: $5.00 adult’s $2.00 children. Reservations are required. Meet and pay at the O’Neill Museum. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 949-493-8444.

 
*As seen in orangecounty.net & ocregister.com

 

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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 October 30th is the annual Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. This 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

Nothing to report

 

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.
CYPRESS

It’s almost that time of the year again! Coming up on 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

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

Coming up November 12th, is the Annual La Palma Days! This annual tradition event has been celebrated in our community for over 25 years, encouraging residents, business partners and friends to celebrate La Palma’s community spirit. The event features Miss La Palma Pageant, Parade & Band Review, Activities, Entertainment, and Cultural & Historical Activities & International Food & Product Vendors. For more information you can call 714-690-3350.

PLACENTIA

TOMORROW, 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 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

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*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

Coming up November 17 – 18, 2011 is Disney’s most acclaimed and beloved film on stage! Arts & Learning Conservatory presents: ‘Beauty & the Beast’!
General Seating: $10, VIP: $15, Family 4-Pack: $35. For more information you can call (714) 728-7100.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

NOW through October 30th is the annual 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.

IRVINE

Coming up 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

 

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.

NEWPORT BEACH

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.
ORANGE

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.

SANTA ANA

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 bowers.org for more information on activities and events. For more information you can call (714) 567-3679. Tickets can be purchased online at museumtix.com or via phone at Ticketmaster (877.250.8999).

SEAL BEACH

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

TUSTIN

Nothing to report

VILLA PARK

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.

 

*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 ~ 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

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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

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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

 


   

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

 

Caruso’s Saturday Shot – Surf’s Up!!


Welcome to the Nike 2011 US Open of Surfing

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Surf CityFinal Days  August 5 thru Aug. 7, 2011 – Huntington Beach’s biggest sporting event of the year is held at H.B. City Beach near the pier, and includes world class surfing, extreme sports action, and great free concerts.  Open to the public from 7:30 – 8 PM.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Music Stage Concert:  Surfer Blood
5:30 – 7 p.m.  Music Stage Concert:  MGMT

 Make it a Great Weekend!    

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