Keep Flies Away With One Simple Trick…It Really Works!


Keep flies away the natural way…

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I recently saw a post on facebook about this trick…and I never thought about blogging about it until now, since so many people had never heard of this, I thought it would be worth sharing.

My wife’s family has been doing this for many years to control flies the natural way. I was skeptical until we tried it ourselves. It really does work. We would just put in 1 penny and sometimes a crumbled up piece of aluminum foil in a bag, filled it with water and then hung it by a tree, under a patio umbrella or wherever pesky flies would be. It definitely works!

Below are comments on this fly control idea.

Zip-lock water bags: #1 Says: I tried the zip lock bag and pennies this weekend. I have a horse trailer. The flies were bad while I was camping. I put the baggies with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer.The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!

#2 Says:Fill a zip lock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some other insect nest and are threatened.

#3 Says:I swear by the plastic bag of water trick. I have them on porch and basement. We saw these in Northeast Mo. at an Amish grocery store& have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection& won’t come around.

#4 Says:Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it’s like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won’t take the risk of being around that much perceived action. We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he didn’t hang around long.

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Keep your Pets Safe and Cool in the Summertime


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Five Ways to Keep Pets Cool
Water play, shade and tasty treats…

In the heat of the summer, you may be cranking up the air-conditioning to stay comfortable, but don’t forget about your four-legged pals — especially if they’re spending a lot of time outdoors. Consider these five fun and easy ways to keep them cool and happy.

H2O and treats

It may sound obvious, but your dog and other pets need access to plenty of fresh, cold water. On a really hot day, you might toss a few ice cubes in the bowl to keep the water even colder. There are also ice cream treats designed specifically for dogs, or you can find recipes online to make your own. Here’s one clever idea — fill an ice cube tray with chicken broth or beef broth and then toss your dog a “pop” once the individual squares are frozen.

Water play

Many dogs love to get wet, whether they are splashing in a stream, swimming in a lake or jumping into a kiddie pool in your backyard. You can also set up a sprinkler for them to run through.

Check out new products

There are always new products on the market to keep pets cool in the heat, such as cooling bandanas and collars, pet beds that can be filled with cool water, and a collapsible water dish that you can carry anywhere — from a hike to a car ride. Keep in mind that if you’re driving with your dog, do not leave him waiting in the car for you, even if you crack the windows. His body temperature can rise quickly in a hot car and prove fatal.

Limit activity in the middle of the day

If you’re heading out for a walk or involving your pet in other outdoor activities, make sure to plan your excursion during cooler parts of the day (morning and early evening). The middle of the day is usually the hottest, and too much activity during this time can lead to an overheated pet. Pay attention to your pet’s cues and seek the advice of a vet if she is exhibiting any health problems.

Provide shade

If your pet stays outdoors, make sure he has a shady place to retreat when the heat becomes too intense. If you don’t have any natural shade in your yard, consider getting a beach umbrella or invest in a doghouse.

With a little bit of thought and preparation, you can prevent your pets from suffering in the summer sun. And they’ll love you all the more for it.

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Caruso’s Saturday Shot ~ When Life Gives You Lemons…


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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


 

 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

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DANA POINT

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LAGUNA HILLS

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LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

Starting June 29 through September 2, 2012 is the annual & very popular Sawdust Festival! This outdoor arts and crafts festival is great for the whole family. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere. For more information you can call 949-494-3030.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

TOMORROW OPEN HOUSE – SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2012 FROM 1-5pm. Beautiful Ocean View home in the Prestigious Ocean Ranch Community! Come on by 22 Emerald Glen, Laguna Niguel & see all this home has to offer!

LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

TOMORROW Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10am-4pm is the annual San Clemente Garden Club 2012 Garden Tour. The San Clemente Garden Club presents the 2012 Garden Tour of unique coastal gardeners. Enjoy a self-guided tour of several private coastal gardens including the student vegetable, flower and butterfly gardens at Concordia Elementary School. The selected gardens will showcase varied garden styles, horticulture, hard cape and garden entertaining area ideas for every tour guest. Ticket order forms are available at online. For information please contact Mary Mohr at (949) 498-2818
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Coming up June 30-July 1, 2012 is the annual Relay for Life. A fun and inspirational 24-hour event that brings together a community to raise funds for cancer research. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the largest cancer-fighting event in the nation, raising nearly hundreds of millions of dollars last year alone! It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

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


 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Coming up May 18-20, 2012 is the annual St. Joachim Church & School Spring Fair. St. Joachim presents a SeaKings Atlantis themed fair. Dive into some fun new games and rides. Enjoy great food and new entertainment. Ride Tickets: Special pre-sale price is 20 tickets for $15. ($20 for 20 tickets once the fair begins) Purchase tickets after mass on Sunday or in the parish office.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Sunday May 13, 2012 at 11 a.m., 1pm & 3 pm seating’s is Don The Beachcomber Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch.  Featuring 2 LIVE Polynesian Shows and a free gift for all Moms! Brunch will include a tasteful variety of traditional brunch offerings such as Make-Your-Own-Omelet, Macadamia Nut Pancakes, Salmon, Carving Stations, Snow Crab, Salads, Pastas and Fruit as well as a delicious assortment of dessert and Hawaiian Shave Ice! Adults $39.95, seniors $29.95, Kids $14.95 (13 & younger) Kids 5 and under eat free!

IRVINE

Sunday May 13th from 10:00a to 2:00p is Mother’s Day Brunch at 6ix Park Grill at Hyatt Irvine. Enjoy a varied brunch buffet for Mother’s Day at 6ix Park Grill. Food items include king crab, sushi, breakfast selections, entrée specialties, salads, a dessert gallery and champagne. Also enjoy live entertainment and complimentary valet parking. Reservations highly recommended.

LOS ALAMITOS

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NEWPORT BEACH

Sat, May 12 & Sun, May 13, 2012 at 10:00AM to 12:30PM, 1 PM to 3:30 PM, 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM is Mother’s Day Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruises. Newport Landing Whale Watching offers multiple whale & dolphin cruises on Mother’s Day. Each cruise is 2.5 hours and lots of amenities including indoor and outdoor seating, upper viewing deck with seating, large indoor salon with full service bar/beverage center, and captain and crew members to make the most of your cruise. Gray whales, finback whales, giant blue whales, several varieties of dolphin, sea lions and more make for great viewing opportunities. Tours depart from Newport Beach and scenery is incredible. All moms come out for only $15 over Mother’s Day weekend.
$35 Adults $25 Kids 3 – 12. For more information you can call 949-675-0551.  

ORANGE

May 12, 2012, 9:30 am – 2 pm & May 13, 2012, 9 am – 3 pm is Mother’s Day at Orange County Mining Co. On Mother’s Day, the Orange County Mining Company offers a Special Mother’s Day buffet. The fix-your-own ice cream sundaes at brunch are a favorite for kids of all ages. The combination of well prepared foods with the unique decor makes the Orange County Mining Company a truly enjoyable experience with family and friends. Call for Reservations! 714.997.7411

SANTA ANA

Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm is Tangata Mother’s Day Buffet at the Bowers Museum. Located in the Bowers museum’s Mission-style courtyard, the 160-seat restaurant is offering a buffet brunch on Mother’s Day that includes such items as Classic Caesar salad, Turkey breakfast sausage, Fresh fruit salad with passion fruit coulis, Artisan bread, breakfast pastries, Medallion of beef, Fresh Atlantic salmon and Wild mushroom ravioli. Prices are $40 for adults | $16 children under 12.

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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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


 

 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

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DANA POINT

It’s never too early to start planning for Valentine’s Day. Coming up February 14, 2012 from 4:00-6:00pmtry this unique and romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! You’ll sail aboard the 95′ Dana Pride at sunset as we search for whales, dolphin and other marine life set against the beautiful Orange County coastline. Chocolates and Valentine’s Day treats are included as well as a complimentary glass of champagne for guests 21 and over! Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail from our cash bar as well! Be sure to make reservations at one of Dana Point Harbor’s many romantic restaurants for after the cruise and you’ll have an unforgettable evening! For reservations or more information you can call 949-496-5794.

LAGUNA HILLS

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LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

Coming up February 14, 2012 is the Annual Valentine’s Winemaker’s Dinner! Enjoy fine epicurean creations paired with artisan boutique wines while listening to live music. More details to come! For more information you can call 949.715.9463.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

Coming up Monday, January 16 is the annual Teen Tubing Trip to Big Bear Snow Play!  Let’s go snow tubing at Big Bear Snow Play! We will drive up in a school bus for some fun tubing! Pack a lunch. Limited snacks are available for purchase at the resort. You must register by 5pm on Jan 11. The event will be from 8:00am-3:00pm. The cost is $40/ Register online or in the Parks and Recreation Office at the Crown Valley Community Park.

LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

January 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Mission Viejo Civic Center Parking Lot at 200 Civic Center is the electronics recycling event where residents and businesses will have the opportunity to properly dispose of old electronics, including computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, copiers, VCRs, fax machines, cell phones, printers, scanners, hard drives, stereo equipment, cables and cords, shredders, microwaves, and more. The City of Mission Viejo and the Friends of the Library are teaming up with All Green Electronics Recycling to host this E-Waste Recycle Drive. As a community service, All Green Electronics Recycling will make a donation to the Friends of the Library based upon the amount of materials recycled. Information about All Green Electronics Recycling is available at www.allgreenrecycling.com. For more information about the electronics recycling event, call 800/780-0347.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

Plan ahead! Coming up Saturday March 17, 2012 is the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance from 5-10pm.  Irish is the theme. Tis’ the 45th annual community St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance sponsored by the Exchange Club in partnership with the City of San Clemente to benefit local charities. Corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings served from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Ticket donation includes a door prize raffle ticket. Green beer and a full service bar at extra cost. For more information, visit exchangeclubsc.org

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

January 14, 2012 is the annual Fiesta Association Hairiest Man Contest from 1-4pm. One of the wackiest contests the Fiesta Association holds. You must come to the sign-ups with a “Smooth Puss” (clean shaven) and ready to be photographed for the “Most Wanted” poster. You then have 8 weeks to grow a beard or moustache that will be judged at the Fiesta Grande March 17th beginning at 6:30 pm, existing beards and moustaches are also welcome. There is a $5.00 entry fee which goes to support the Swallow’s Day Parade. For more information you can call 949-493-1976.

 

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ North County


 

 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

Coming up Thanksgiving Morning, November 24, 2011 is the annual Plymouth Rock N’ Run 5k! The 5k and 10k course is around the perimeter of the Yorba Regional Park, and the Santa Ana River bike trail. There will be live music throughout the event, courtesy of CSUF jazz combo music, prizes, food, and a 1k kids fun run for 12 & under. All of the funds raised by sponsors and race participants will help Reeve-Irvine research to battle spinal cord injuries and other neurological afflictions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis.

BREA

Coming up November 18-19, 2011 is the Nutcracker Craft Boutique. Offering shoppers one-of-a-kind items perfect for the holiday season. Over the two days, 250 vendors will be on site displaying and selling beautiful handcrafted holiday gifts, decorations, food and collectibles. Shoppers can come one day or both to shop for one-of-a-kind items. Due to large numbers of shoppers, strollers cannot be accommodated at this event. Admission $2.00 with proceeds benefiting youth, teen and family programs Parking is free. For more information you can call (714) 990-7771.

 

BUENA PARK

TOMORROW Saturday, November 5, 2011 starting at 8am is the Easter Seals “Walk With Me” Fundraiser! This fun, family fundraising 4K walk is in support of Easter Seals. Enjoy music and games. As walkers cross the finish line, they will receive an adult 1/2 price, same day admission coupon from Knott’s Berry Farm, to enjoy the rides and attractions. For more information you can call 714.834.1111, ext 223.

CYPRESS

Saturday, November 19, 2011 is the annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Fair from 9 am – 4 pm. Start your holiday shopping early! Featuring hand crafted items, sweet shop, holiday lunch and entertainment. Admission is free! There’s also a Breakfast with Santa 8:00am-11:00am – $5.00 per person. For more information you can call 714-229-6780.

FULLERTON

Coming up Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 12-5:30 pm is the Winter Market and Tree Lighting. Come enjoy the entertainment, take free pictures with Santa from 12 to 4 p.m., grab a bite to eat, do some holiday shopping, visit the beer and wine garden, and be a part of the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Free parking is available in surrounding streets and parking structures. Craft vendors, food vendors, businesses, non-profits and commercial vendors are invited to participate as vendors.

GARDEN GROVE

Winterfest 2011 is coming up! Atlantis Play Center is transformed into a frosty fantasyland for the Family WinterFest. Activities include the popular snow hill, holiday arts and crafts, bounce houses, and trips around the park on the Polar Express train. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special visit and stop for photos. Food will be available for purchase. For more information you can call (714) 741-5200.

LA HABRA

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LA PALMA

Coming Saturday, November 12, 2011is 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, Cultural & Historical Activities & International Food & Product Vendors. For more information you can call 714-690-3350.

PLACENTIA

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STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

Coming up is The Rose Theater Christmas Concert. Sacred and Secular Songs of the Season performed by Huntington Beach Concert Band! Enjoy beautiful holiday music favorites for all ages – a fine Huntington Beach tradition! For more information you can call 714-793-1150.  

YORBA LINDA

Sunday November 27 is the Annual Handel’s Messiah community sing-along!
The audience is invited to sing along with the Master Chorus and Orchestra in the favorite Messiah choruses, which include Glory of the Lord, Thou that tellest Good Tidings, For Unto Us a Child is Born, Glory to God in the Highest, His Yoke is Easy, Behold the Lamb of God, Lift up your heads, and of course, the Hallelujah Chorus. If you are a singer, please bring your own music scores (G. Schirmer edition). Music scores are available to borrow. Scores also available for purchase for $10 (including tax) Supplies are limited. Non singers are also invited to come and enjoy the music! For more information you can call 714-996-1960.  

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County


 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

TOMORROW at 10:00 & 11:30am the Pacific Symphony Family Series presents: ‘A Halloween Whodunit’(Segerstrom Concert Hall). A thrilling mystery unfolds as everyone explores the suspenseful sounds of the concert organ and learns about each instrument in the orchestra. Featuring the popular work “The Composer is Dead,” music by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket. Don’t forget to wear your costume for this delightful Halloween treat! There will also be an interactive Musical Carnival, at 9am for 10am concertgoers and at 12:15pm for 11:30am concertgoers. For more information you can call (714) 755-5799. Also coming up Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 8:00am to 11:00am is A Children’s Halloween Extravaganza ~ Pumpkins & Pancakes (Located in Crate and Barrel / Macy’s Home Store Wing, South Coast Plaza). Enjoy Plum’s Café Gourmet Pancake Breakfast, Petting Zoo, Music, Face Painting, Balloon Artists, Arts & Crafts, Caricature Drawings, Professional Photos, Hair Feather Artists, Surprise Characters, Silent Auction, Opportunity Prizes and More! This event benefits CASA Orange County, CHOC – Children’s Foundation and Orangewood Children’s Foundation. Tickets run $25 – $35. For more information you can call 714-435-2171.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Coming up Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 12-4 pm is the annual Howling Hund (Dog) Halloween Pawty (Old World Village)! Trick or Treating for the kids & doggies at Old World Village! In addition there will be SMALL BREED DOGGY RACES at 1pm. Fabulous prizes and even a Dog Costume Contest. Your $12.95 donation will help benefit DPOC and will cover your admission & meal. This will be such a fun family outing! And for those that want to Oktoberfest later on in the evening, the Oktoberfest will take place at 6:30pm in the Festival Hall! On Sunday the 30th at Oktoberfest, Kinderfest the regular Dachshund Races will take place at 3pm and the theme is HAPPY HALLOWIENER DOGGY DRESS UP! Also coming up on Halloween is the annual Main Street Halloween Celebration from 4 – 8pm. Free event for children of all ages, this annual Halloween celebration features games, a haunted house, petting zoo, pony rides, activity booths, inflatable rock wall, slide, obstacle course and tunnel, costume contest and more. Children can trick-or-treat along Main Street and enter into a costume contest. Also, feel free to dress up your dog and bring them along, as this event is pet friendly! For more information you can call (714) 536-8300.

IRVINE

TOMORROW 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

THIS 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 of shooting victims in the horrific Seal Beach hair salon shooting.

TUSTIN

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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 ~ 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

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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

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MISSION VIEJO

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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

 

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