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Orange County Mid October Events


October Orange County Events

Haunt at Heritage Hill     Oct. 19
Dare to take part in the “Friday Night Fright,” as the park is transformed into a haunted adventure that is fun for teens and adults alike. Heritage Hill Historical Park: 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest. www.ocparks.com/heritagehill

Golf Tournament & Helicopter Golf Ball Drop     Oct. 19
Enjoy a fun, relaxing day of golf while supporting animal rescue. Entry Fee includes: Golf, cart, range balls, lunch, dinner and FREE BEERS and water while you golf! Tijeras Creek Golf Club: Rancho Santa Margarita. www.greatpets.org

 Silverado Days     Oct. 19-21
Community festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, Amateur Horseshoe Contest, Baby Contest, Dog Show, Chili Cook-off. William Peak Park: 7225 El Dorado Dr., Buena Park.

Autumn Harvest Festival     Oct. 20
Festival with family fun attractions that include the Princess Bride trick-or-treat stations, The East India Trading Company Pirate Adventure Maze and the Harry Potter School House. Heritage Hill Historical Park: 25151 Serrano Rd., Lake Forest. www.ocparks.com/heritagehill

Great Park Pumpkin Harvest     Oct. 20
Experience the time honored tradition of fall activities and family fun including: pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin carving demo, treat stations, mini hay maze, train rides, art and craft activities, and more. OrangeCounty Great Park: Irvine. www.ocgp.org

Blackie’s Longboard Assoc. Halloween Costume Contest     Oct. 27
Blackie’s by the Sea, a Newport Beach surfing institution, calls out costumed surfers to compete in this fun event off of Newport Pier, judging surfers not only by their surfing technique, but by their spooky and outrageous Halloween costumes! www.visitnewportbeach.com

Rancho Los Alamitos Family Festival     Oct. 28
California on the Move, a family festival with demonstrations, maps, music and activities. Explores how people got to California, where they were coming from and how they moved around. 12-4:30pm. Rancho Los Alamitos: 6400 Bixby Hill Rd. Long Beach. www.rancholosalamitos.com

Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo     Oct. 28
Civilian and military helicopters and aircraft, plus a custom car show featuring classics, muscle cars and more than 300 varieties. Vendor fair with more than 100 exhibitors. 9am-4pm. Joint  forces Training Base, Los Alamitos. www.wwrexpo.net

  

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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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                       Fall into Fall Marketing Plan

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Caruso’s *NORTH* County OC Happenings


 

 

 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

Coming up Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. is Get Outdoors! OC at Yorba Regional Park & Tyke Hike.Happier, Healthier, Smarter…Join us for outdoor activities geared to inspire your family to spend time outside. Easy Naturalist led hikes, nature crafts, and more! Each Get Outdoors event is at a different location with various games and activities depending on the park. Feel free to drop in for all or part of this free event. A special Tyke Hike will be offered at this event. Cost: Free (This program is generously sponsored by a grant.) For more information you can call (714) 708-3885.

BREA

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BUENA PARK

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CYPRESS

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FULLERTON

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GARDEN GROVE

NOW May 25-28, 2012 is the annual Strawberry Festival! The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city’s strawberry-growing history. Free admission! For more information you can call 714-638-0981.
LA HABRA

Coming up June 8-10, 2012 is the annual La Habra Valley Fair! This fair celebrates the success of the youth in our community while giving them a place to showcase that work, as well as learning through competition. High quality hormone free meat will be showcased and available to bid on. Livestock shows – including pigs, sheep, goats, steers and dairy run from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. There will also be a dog show, car show, youth exhibits and Chili cook-off.

LA PALMA

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PLACENTIA

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STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

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YORBA LINDA

Coming up Sunday June 3, 2012 from 11-5 is Celebration of the Arts. A very unique fine arts & music festival featuring nearly 100 exhibitors, including almost every type of visual and performing art that you can imagine. What makes it unique is that it very family friendly, offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community. This event is NOT a carnival, craft fair, beerfest, or fundraiser, but truly a day where talent & creativity is shared and inspired! There will be Continuous entertainment on 5 stages & a variety of delicious food is available for lunch, including teriyaki chicken bowls, funnel cakes, Italian sausage sandwiches, pasta bar, hamburgers, & tacos. This is a free event, free parking. The event takes place in three locations; Yorba Linda Community Center, Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House, and Hurless Barton Park. For more information you can call 714-996-1960.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

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Caruso’s *CENTRAL* County OC Happenings


 

 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Coming up June 2-3, 2012 is the annual Lions Club Fish Fry. Held since 1945, the event features a parade, carnival, food and rides in Fairview Park. Event includes fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides. Fish Dinners $10. Also coming up June 9 & 10is the annual BBQ Cookoff and Family Festival. This event is benefitting Kristie’s Foundation, a non-profit that provides assistance, support and cherished moments to critically ill children and their families. Delicious BBQ – Classic Car Show (Saturday) – rib eating contest – beer & wine tasting – Great Kids Zone with activities & entertainment- Live Main Stage music & entertainment.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Coming up June 7-10, 2012 is the annual Summerfest. This 4-day celebration will include carnival rides, food and beverage booths, game booths, local entertainment, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, live music, beer/wine garden, Battle of the Bands on Sunday, Live Sports Tent, the Fountain Valley Classic Car & Truck Show, and the Dog Day Afternoon event.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Coming up June 2-3, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is the Huntington Beach Concours, a Classic Car & Motorcycle Show! The Huntington Beach Concours is a fun event where car lovers and enthusiasts can come to enjoy themselves, while knowing that they are also helping a worthy cause, The Huntington Beach Library Children’s Resource Center. It is rated # 1 in California, please help us keep it that way by attending this year’s event. ALSO coming up Saturday, June 16, 2012 is Chili at the Beach from 11 am – 6 pm. Chili Cook-Off as well as a Salsa Tasting Contest (New this year!) There will also be Dads Toys (Choppers  – Trikes), 2 stages of live music and plenty of Kids’ Activities. Benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley. For more information you can call (714) 536-8300. AND June 24, 2012 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm is Pups N Pinot. An afternoon of wine and food tasting, live entertainment, silent & live auction, “Pooch Pageant” at the Newland House. Raising money for A Leg Up Rescue and Waggin’ Trails – rescuing dogs (and other animals) from certain death in our shelters or bad living situations ensuring they get placed in a forever home. $35 pre-sale, $40 at the door. VIP $45, $50 at the door – vip begins at 1pm.

IRVINE

Coming up June 22-24, 2012 is the annual A Taste of Greece! This is a fun-filled Festival for the whole family! Pastries, dancing, full-Scale carnival, boutique & delicious Greek food including a wine taverna. There will also be cooking demonstrations, Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and opportunity drawings Admission $3.00 Children under 10 FREE.

LOS ALAMITOS

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NEWPORT BEACH

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ORANGE

Coming up Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17 2012 is the Annual Irish Fair and Music Festival from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Great American Irish Fair and Music Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the Western United States. The Fair highlights 16 entertainment areas featuring the very best in the music, song, dance and sport of the Irish, along with over 100 Irish, Scottish and English import shops and arts and crafts vendors along with sheepherding shows, Irish horse shows, Irish dog shows and one of the largest Irish Step Dancing competitions in California. ALSO coming up Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 8 – 9:30 p.m. is Nature at Night – Dusk to Dark. Join inside the Outdoors on the first official Saturday evening of summer! Experience nature as the evening fades from twilight to starlight. With a Naturalist as your guide, discover night life out on the trail. Cost: $5 per person/ $25 per family. Advance registration required. For more information you can call (714) 708-3885.

 

 

SANTA ANA

Coming June 2, 2012 is the annual Heritage Music Festival. Bluegrass, Folk and Americana – live music, craft brew beer garden and great food! Plus a Native-American exhibit, a blacksmith demonstration, an adobe brick making workshop, mounted police, photographs in heritage costumes, docent-led tours of the historic Kellogg House, storytellers, student performances in the gazebo between main-stage acts, a popcorn cart, and lots more family fun! For more information you can call (714) 540-0404.

SEAL BEACH

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TUSTIN

Coming up Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. is the annual Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off! The event features the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, Watermelon Eating Contest, kid’s carnival, music and much more. Admission is free. For more information you can call (714) 573-3326.

VILLA PARK

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

 

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

 

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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read moreLAGUNA NIGUEL

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

 

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

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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

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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

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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

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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.     

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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