Caruso’s *Holiday* OC Happenings ~ North County


 

 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

TOMORROW Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 10am-7pm is the annual Nutcracker Festival! The Holiday Street Fair held at the Center Street Promenade. The celebration includes a tree lighting ceremony, snow area, free craft activities and train rides for children, entertainment, food and a visit from some special guests. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Anaheim Merchants Association, the Nutcracker Holiday Committee, the City of Anaheim and the Anaheim Community Foundation. For more information you can call 714-956-3586.

BREA

Coming up Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 6:30pm is the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Light up your holiday season as the Brea Civic & Cultural Center turns on the lights for its holiday tree at the traditional Tree Lighting ceremony. The front steps of the Civic & Cultural Center are the setting for festivities, which include musical performances and the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. KOST 103.5 will be broadcasting live holiday music and giving away prizes before and after the ceremony. Musical performances include the Country Hills Cougar Choir, The Singing Pastors and The Darden Family. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served and there will also be optional photos with Santa for only $5 for a 5×7. For more information you can call (714) 990-7771.

 

BUENA PARK

TOMORROW Saturday, December 3, 2011 is the annual Candy Caneland & Craft Faire! A community holiday carnival that includes food and game booths sponsored by local non-profit groups, entertainment, petting zoo, a “real snow” hill, Santa and more! This annual carnival attracts several thousand people each year. For more information you can call (714) 236-3860.

CYPRESS

Coming up Friday, December 16, 2011 from 11am-12:30pm is the annual Holiday Celebration! Get in the holiday spirit and celebrate with musical entertainment by Global Affair, fun and a visit from Santa. Tickets are $5.00 per person and are available at the reception desk until sold out. Tickets include lunch and festivities. Souvenir photos are available for $1.00

FULLERTON

TOMORROW 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. ALSO coming up December 31, 2011 from 7pm- midnight is the First Night in Fullerton. Check out the fun at First Night, the City of Fullerton’s annual alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts. The event is FREE and includes a full line-up of live entertainment and activities. The event primarily takes place at varying locations between Harbor Blvd. on the west and Pomona Ave. on the east in historic downtown Fullerton.

GARDEN GROVE

Coming up December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 is the annual Tree Lighting Celebration! Kick-off the season with neighbors, friends, and family at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. This is a family-friendly holiday event at the Village Green/Clock Tower on the corner of Euclid and Main. For more information you can call (714) 741-5280. ALSO 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

Nothing to report

LA PALMA

Coming up Wednesday, December 7, 2011 is the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony!  Crafts & visits with Santa start at 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. & the ceremony is from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Join your friends and family for this annual holiday favorite. Every year this event brings the La Palma community together to ring in the holiday season! Enjoy the musical talents from our local schools and join in during the Community Carol Sing Along. Join Santa and his elves in the activities area before the event. This area features crafts, an opportunity to write a letter to Santa, and of course, the young and young-at-heart won’t want to miss an early visit from Santa Claus! For more information you can call (714) 690-3350.

PLACENTIA

Nothing to report

STANTON

Nothing to report

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

Nothing to report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

 

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

 

Caruso’s Soft Side….


I came across this story the other day while surfing the web. I found it very touching and I thought it was something everyone should read. Unfortunately the author is unknown but I feel it has a great message that everyone can take something from.  

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly.

She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company.

She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane.

When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day.

She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.

On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy.

I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart.

Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed – dead.

My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.– At least, in the eyes of our son— I’m a loving husband….

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

 

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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

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Caruso’s End of the Summer Housing Market Update!


 

Since we have come to an end of the summer I thought I would provideyou with an end of the summer real estate sales and inventory report. Specifics include Orange County and a look at how we compare to the National trends.

August 2011 Real Estate search results are in and Orange County, CA was the #16 most searched market in the country during August 2011. This is based on data released recently by Realtor.com, which is the #1 homes for sale Real Estate search web site.

The median list prices for homes in Orange County, CA hit $449,000 in August 2011, a -6.44% decrease from one year ago this month, and -0.22% decrease from July 2011.  The national median list price in August 2011 was $189,900, a 0.48% increase compared to August 2010.  The median decrease is a result of more homes selling in the lower price bands.

The active “for sale” inventory of homes in Orange County, CA in August 2011 leveled out at 15,828, a -12.10% decrease compared to August 2010.  The National inventory counts for August 2011 were 2,267,327, a -19.00% decrease as compared to a year ago.  

The median age of inventory in Orange County, CA in August was 87 days, a 1.16% increase compared to July 2011.  Nationally, the median age of inventory was 103 days, a 6.19% increase to July.

 

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 *9/11 REMEMBRANCE* OC Happenings ~ North County


 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

The city will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a remembrance featuring a speech by the brother of Charles “Chic” Burlingame, the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, which was crashed into the Pentagon. Chic Burlingame and his brother Brad Burlingame grew up in Anaheim. The memorial service is planned for 12:30 p.m. at the Pearson Park Amphitheatre, 401 N. Lemon St. Information: anaheim.net.<!–googleoff: all–> The Angels play the Yankees. An American flag will be unfurled prior to the 12:35 p.m. game in a ceremony that will include first responders from several Southern California agencies.<!–googleoff: all–>

BREA

Commemorate the heroes of Sept. 11 with an evening of special guests, music and remembrances at the Brea Olinda High School Stadium. Admission is free. Activities begin at 5 p.m. when the gates open for picnicking and music. The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. Brea’s police, fire and military also will be honored.<!–googleoff: all–>

BUENA PARK

There will be a OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

CYPRESS

There will be OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

FULLERTON

On Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, retired New York firefighter Joe Finley, whose company lost nine men in the Sept. 11 attacks, will speak to the Eastside Christian Church congregation in Fullerton. There are several services. Finley assisted with rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero.<!–googleoff: all–>

GARDEN GROVE

Garden Grove Elks Lodge, 11551 Trask Ave., is working with the other Orange Coast District lodges to coordinate an event open to public. Gates open at noon. Ceremony starts at about 2 p.m.<!–googleoff: all–>

LA HABRA

There will be a 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at 7 a.m. at Constitution Park, 1150 E. Whittier Blvd. There will be several speakers. Information: 562-905-9708.<!–googleoff: all–>

LA PALMA

There will be an OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

PLACENTIA

A commemoration ceremony will be held in the courtyard area of City Hall. The 7 p.m. event will include a POW/MIA table ceremony, placement of a wreath, a commemorative 9/11 presentation and a candlelight ceremony. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 277 and the Placentia Round Table Women’s Club will provide refreshments.<!–googleoff: all–> As well as, the OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

STANTON

There will be an OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–> Members of American Legion Post 783 will be at Beach Boulevard and Katella Avenue 10 a.m.-noon waving flags and holding signs to commemorate the anniversary. The public is invited to participate. Information: post783@yahoo.com.<!–googleoff: all–>

WESTMINSTER

The annual Family Day event is set for 1-5 p.m. at Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza St. In conjunction with Dia de la Familia, the mayor and City Council will recognize the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. The program will include a flag ceremony, moment of silence and remarks.<!–googleoff: all–> As well as the OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

YORBA LINDA

On Sept. 9, at the Nixon library there will be educational presentations featuring members of the Armed Forces and 9/11 first-responders sharing tales of heroism. Speakers include: Angie Kardashian, noted volunteer restaurateur who quit a successful catering career in Yorba Linda to serve first-responding firefighters at Ground Zero; Air Force Col. Wayne Scott, who participated in the Air Force’s planning response to 9/11; and Kris Kawai of the Los Angeles Fire Department, who left California to join the rescue efforts at Ground Zero. All presentations are free and open to the public.<!–googleoff: all–> Also at Nixon library there will be a 10th anniversary remembrance ceremony featuring a military honor guard, patriotic musical presentations by local choir groups, remarks by Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, and stories of bravery by 9/11 survivor and first-responder New York firefighter Joe Torrillo, who survived the collapse of both towers.<!–googleoff: all–> The Interfaith Council of North Orange County is holding its 10th annual Light the Darkness ceremony. The program will include a keynote speech by Rabbi Frank Stern, performances by the Celebration USA Choir and Yorba Linda Presbyterian Church Bell Choir and “inspirational thoughts from the community.” The public event starts at 7 p.m. at Jessamyn West Park at the corner of Yorba Linda Boulevard and Palm Avenue.<!–googleoff: all–> As well as the OCFA Remembrance Service. The services will be held at the flag pole in front of each Orange County Fire Authority station. Services will start at 8:46 a.m. and end at 9:10 a.m. The event is open to all fire, law enforcement, EMS professionals and residents. Information: ocfa.org.<!–googleoff: all–>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*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

 

Got Aggressive Pipes?


 

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For more information you can visit www.curaflo.com or call NOW for your free home estimate at 888.260.1733 or Orange County Line 949-493-2426.

 

 

 

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 OC Happenings ~ Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

NOW throught Aug 14, 2011 is the annual Orange County Fair!!!! The annual Orange County Fair is the premier family attraction in Southern California offering a wide variety of exhibits, foods, entertainment, rides and hands-on activities. There is something for everybody at the Fair including the summer headline concert series, working farm and petting zoos, thrill rides, contests, and games. For more information you can call 714-708-FAIR. 

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Nothing to report

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Big weekend! This Saturday & Sunday is the start of the 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing! The US Open of Surfing has a storied reputation for going big. This year will only add to that legacy as title sponsor Nike – along with presenting sponsors Hurley, Converse and Nike 6.0 – continue to elevate the event as the world’s largest youth culture and action sport festival. With more than 500,000 people in attendance along a 14-acre stretch of sand on the south side of Huntington Beach Pier, the Nike US Open of Surfing showcases the best in surf, skate, BMX, music, fashion and art. The 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing will run from July 30 to August 7. All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC or can be viewed live daily at www.usopenofsurfing.com. For more information you can visit http://www.usopenofsurfing.com/article.cfm?aid=45445.

IRVINE

Sunday, July 31 will be another free concert at Woodbridge Community Park. Several delicious food options, including gourmet food trucks, will be on site, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Irvine Public Schools Foundation, the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and other Irvine non-profit organizations. This Sunday will be Target Symphony in the Cities featuring the Pacific Symphony (5:30 pm – Musical Playground and 7:00 pm – Concert). For more information you can call (949) 724-6606.

LOS ALAMITOS

Nothing to report

NEWPORT BEACH

TOMORROW July 30th, 2011 from 3-9pm is the Annual Lobsterfest! Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm. There will also be Live Entertainment, Activities for Kids, Maine lobster, shrimp, clams, auction and raffle opportunities and more! For more information you can call (949) 650-5504.

ORANGE

Nothing to report
SANTA ANA

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

SEAL BEACH

Nothing to report

TUSTIN

Coming up August 6, 2011 from11am to 4pm is the 2011 Parenting & Kids Expo (The District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave). This free event offers entertainment and fun for the whole family with a Back-to-School fashion show, live performances from some of the southland’s up-and-coming musical talents, and over 60 exhibitors presenting useful information for parents. Parents can also enter their kids in the Cut Kid Cover Contest for a mini photo shoot at the event and a chance to appear on the cover of an upcoming issue of Parenting OC Magazine.

VILLA PARK

Nothing to report

 

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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