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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A Fathers Day Poem from Caruso!


What makes a Dad?

 God took the strength of a mountain,

The majesty of a tree,

The warmth of a summer sun,

The calm of a quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature

The comforting arm of night,

The wisdom of the ages

The power of the eagle’s flight

The joy of a morning in spring,

The faith of a mustard seed,

The patience of eternity,

The depth of a family in need,

The God combined these qualities,

When there was nothing more to add,

He knew his masterpiece was complete,

And so,

He called it…Dad

 ~ Author Unknown

 

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Good Friday


Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Many Christians spend this day in fasting, prayer, repentance, and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross.

The biblical account of Jesus’ death on the cross, or crucifixion, his burial and his resurrection, or raising from the dead, can be found in the following passages of Scripture: Matthew 27:27-28:8; Mark 15:16-16:19; Luke 23:26-24:35; and John 19:16-20:30.

If you can try and take a moment out of your day to reflect and thank Jesus for what he did for us.

 

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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, OrangeCountyAssociationof Realtors (949) 753-7900

Caruso’s OC Happenings~ Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

COSTA MESA

Bonjour! June 3-24 on Thursdays from 7-9pm come to the Costa Mesa Library to learn French in a fast-paced-introduction way. The fee is $59. For more information visit www.octickets.com or call 714-432-5072

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Nothing to report

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Swim lesson signups will be held at Golden West College from 8am-11am on June 12 and 19 on the pool deck. For more information visit www.gwcswim.com or call 714-895-8228

IRVINE

Monday May 31st, Memorial Day from 10-11:30am join the city of Irvine is holding a special Memorial Day ceremony at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, to commemorate the men and women who have given their lives in defense of our nation and the ideals we cherish. Join us in memorializing their noble sacrifice by honoring a family member or friend who has died in the line of duty by writing a brief remembrance to be posted on a memory board at the event. Cards will also be available for well-wishers to send a message of appreciation and support to members of Irvine’s adopted Marine Battalion, the 2/11. For more information call 949-724-6606.

LOS ALAMITOS

Summer 2010 Guide will be available starting today. You can pick up your copy at the Community Center or you can also view it at www.ci.los-alamitos.ca.us

NEWPORT BEACH

Starting Saturday May 29th Newport Dunes is hosting a FREE concert series, with styles ranging from New Wave and Soul to Classic R&B to Tropic Rock. The series will kick off Saturday with Barry Rillera Group. All shows run from 6 to 8 p.m. Parking is $10.00.

ORANGE

Nothing to report

SANTA ANA

There will be a FREE Soccer expo this Saturday and Sunday at Centennial Regional Park. The expo will feature clinics and tournaments, resource booths and entertainment. Its runs from 9am-10pm. For more information you can visit www.supersoccerexpo.com

SEAL BEACH

Nothing to report

TUSTIN

Nothing to report

VILLA PARK

Sunday May 30 the Villa Park Family Picnic will be held from 11:30am-4:30pm at Irvine Lake. There will be a cupcake decorating contest. For more information please visit http://www.villa-park.org/familypicnic.html

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards.            

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

 2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

 

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Caruso’s Safari Adventure!


Looking for a new adventure? Why not try an African Safari?!?! Just recently the friends of Santa Ana Zoo announced three exceptional African safaris:

*The first safari departs June 10, 2010 for 12 days to see the amazing wildebeest and zebra migration in the Serengeti.

*The second safari departs, June 20 for 13 days and highlights the best Kenya has to offer. Long considered to be the ultimate safari experience in East Africa, these two countries features diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife, including the big five: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. These safaris can be taken separately, or combined for a longer safari experience.

*The third safari departs November 8, 2010 for 11 days for the renowned Okavango Delta and Linyanti Reserve of Botswana, the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, and finishes at the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zambia. In addition to incredible wildlife, this trip includes night game runs, mokoro dugout canoe excursions, and romantic sundowners.

The priceing however can be alittle costly but the experience is worth a lifetime. The Tanzania package is, $6,295; Kenya, $4,695; Botswana/Namibia/Zambia, $6,595. All are priced per person, double occupancy, land only, but includes all meals while on safari and guides. Travelers may make their own international air arrangements or it can be provided at $2,300 additional per person.

Accommodations on both trips are in small secluded tented camps or thatched cottages that offer the perfect combination of luxury, atmosphere, privacy, and attentive service. All arrangements are through Classic Escapes an internationally recognized tour company based in New York that specializes in photographic eco-safaris for zoos and museums.

The safaris are fully escorted by retired Santa Ana Zoo Director Ron Glazier who has lead 15 African safaris. An optional post-extension to Kenya’s Tsavo West and Amboseli Parks is available at $2,495 with the Kenya safari. An optional post-extension to Cape Town is available at $2,395 with the Botswana safari.

For a complete itinerary or more information contact Ron Glazier, 360-933-1737, 360-319-4617 (cell), or e-mail rj_glazier@comcast.net; or Classic Escapes 1-800-627-1244, email info@classicescapes.com. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

Caruso’s OC Happenings~ North County


NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM 

Nothing to report

BREA 

Nothing to report

BUENA PARK

Today and tomorrow the 23-24 OC Fire Authority firefighters will be at the corner of Beach Blvd and La Palma Ave collecting donations for Jerry’s Kids from 9am-1.

CYPRESS

Nothing to report

FULLERTON 

May 7-8 CSU Fullerton Sigma Kappa Sorority will be hosting a charity golf game. The event will be held at Riverview Gold Course. To register for the event email skfoundations@hotmail.com

GARDEN GROVE 

On Saturday April 24 From 6am-3 come and celebrate the re-opening of Kaye’s Kitchen on Historic Main Street. All proceeds from the daily special will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

LA HABRA

Nothing to report

LA PALMA

May 5, 2010 the La Palma Toastmasters are hosting a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Mixer from 6-7:30pm at the La Palma Community Center! For more information visit www.lapalmachamberofcommerce.com

PLACENTIA

Nothing to report

STANTON

Nothing to report

WESTMINSTER

Nothing to report

YORBA LINDA

Saturday April 24 come and join us for a morning of fun and fishing at the Huckleberry Pond at the Santa Ana River Lakes. Prizes for biggest, longest, smallest and most fish. Caught fish are $5.00 per pound, payable that day.

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards.      

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

For more information visit orangecountyregister.com

Caruso’s OC Happenings~ Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

COSTA MESA

Nothing to report

FOUNTAIN VALLEY 

May 7 there will be a Spring Dance for seniors. The dance will take place at The Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center. The dance goes from 7-9:30pm and tickets are $7.00. For more information please call 714-593-4446

HUNTINGTON BEACH 

Saturday starting at 9am HP will be hosting a beach cleanup in honor of earth day. Meet at the North side of the HB Pier. Cleaning supplies and free parking provided.  For more information call (714) 536-5614

IRVINE 

Looking for a JOB? Saturday April 24 the Irvine Youth Employment Services is hosting a free Youth Job Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center. Employers will be on-site conducting interviews for full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal and permanent employment opportunities. The event will also feature a Job Fair Boot Camp from 7:30-8:30 a.m. for individuals interested in developing a job fair strategy. Applicants are encouraged to dress professionally, bring a resume or listing of paid and/or volunteer experience, plus three references in order to complete employment applications. Employers are seeking to fill a wide range of positions in the areas of retail, administrative, banking, customer and food service. Employment opportunities are geared toward youth ages 15-25; however candidates of all ages are welcome to attend. For more information call (949) 724-6740 or visit www.IrvineYouthEmployment.com.

LOS ALAMITOS

April 24 there will be an olive oil tasting party to raise money for the Los Alamitos Museum. There will be hors d’oeuvres and dinner along with wine and unusual varieties of olive oil. The event starts at 6pm.Tickets are $20. For more information call 562-431-0825

NEWPORT BEACH 

Calling all KARDASHIAN FANS! This Saturday @ Nordstrom in Fashion Island from 10am-12 Come meet Kim, Khloe, and Khourtney Kardashian and learn about the inspiration behind their exclusive jewelry line for Virgin, Saints, and Angels.

ORANGE

Sunday April 25 from 4-7 will be the annual Taste of Orange. The event will feature live jazz music, silent auction, opportunity drawings, food, beer and wine tastings. For more information visit www.orangeblossomsalo.org

SANTA ANA

This Saturday and Sunday April 24-25 the Floral Park Neighborhood will host its annual Home & Garden tour from 10am-4. The tour will include vintage homes from the 1920s through the 1950s. Tickets at $30. For more information visit www.floral-park.com

SEAL BEACH

Starting Monday May 17 McGaugh Pool will be closed to repair various leaks and other issues. The pool will reopen June 21.

TUSTIN

Nothing to report

VILLA PARK

Sunday May 30 the Villa Park Family Picnic will be held from 11:30am-4:30pm at Irvine Lake. There will be a cupcake decorating contest. For more information please visit http://www.villa-park.org/familypicnic.html

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards.     

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

For more information visit ocregister.com