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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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County


 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

TOMORROW 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

NOW-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 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

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SEAL BEACH

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TUSTIN

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VILLA PARK

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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

 Nothing to report

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

Nothing to report

NEWPORT BEACH

Nothing to report

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

Nothing to report

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

Nothing to report

 

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

 

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“Are you in earnest? Then seize this very minute. What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it; only engage and then the mind grows heated; Begin, and then the work will be completed.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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


 

NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM

Sunday, May 13th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM have Mother’s Day Brunch at the Phoenix Club! This German restaurant in Anaheim is offering a buffet brunch which will Include a carving station, Roast Pork, Chicken Breast with Bavarian Sauce, Sauerbraten, Assortment of Sausages, specialty desserts and much more! Seating times: 10AM, 12PM, and 2PM. Prices are as follower: $24.95 per person, Children 5-12 years $10.95.

BREA

Nothing to report

 

BUENA PARK

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CYPRESS

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FULLERTON

Coming up May 19-20, 2012 from 8 am – 2 pm is the Annual Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival! A One-of-a-kind Automotive Cultural Event. This event features a car rally, motor movies & Concours d’Elegance and Horseless Carriage Tour. There will also be live performances in the outdoor amphitheater by The Pleasure Tones on Saturday and Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys on Sunday. Proceeds benefit youth arts education and outreach programs. Admission is $5.00 (Hot Rods & Customs)-Kids under 12 are free. For more information you can call 714/738-6595.

 

 

 

 

GARDEN GROVE

Coming up 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

Nothing to report

PLACENTIA

Nothing to report

STANTON

Nothing to report

WESTMINSTER

Nothing to report

YORBA LINDA

Sunday May 13, 2012 come to the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace. The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace is giving a free Mother’s Day concert by the New Orange County Children’s Choir. Doors open at 1:15 p.m., and concerts begin at 2:00 p.m.

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


 

 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

Coming up Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 6–8pm is the annual Family Fun Carnival Night for JDRF. Join us at the Club for our second annual Family Fun Carnival Night benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation! JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. The night will include carnival games, prizes, cotton candy, face painting and much more! Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event for the entire family, and help us educate and find a cure!  Members and Non-Members: $10 minimum donation per person. Children will receive a pair of JDRF shoelaces and t-shirt and unlimited carnival booth visit. For more information or to register, please call (949) 330-5560.

DANA POINT

TOMORROW April 14, 2012 from 8am-3 pm is the Doheny Wood. This show is free to woodie owners and spectators. The state beach does have a park entry fee. Over 150 classic wooden cars, surf wagons will be on display. NO event entry fee for Doheny Wood 2012 and no charge for spectators. There is a State Park entry fee of $15. For more information you can call 714 968-9798.

LAGUNA HILLS

Nothing to report

LADERA RANCH

Nothing to report

LAGUNA BEACH

Nothing to report

LAGUNA NIGUEL

Teen movie night for tonight April, 13, 2012 has been CANCELLED.

LAKE FOREST

Coming up Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. is the annual Rancho Days Fiesta! Celebrating the history of Saddleback Valley, there are children’s activities include piñatas, free crafts projects and a chance to make your own pottery. Help churn and taste homemade ice cream and butter, sample fresh tortillas and warm bread from the horno oven. Dip candles and grind corn while learning about the early days of Orange County. Event Fee: $4 for adults, $3 for children (ages 2 and under free) Parking Fee: Free. For more information you can call 949-923-2230.

MISSION VIEJO

Coming up May 5-6, 2012 starting at noon is the Annual Street Painting – Arts Alive Festival. Artist from all over transform and capture amazing beauty of art using pastel chalk as the medium to blend onto asphalt as their canvases. With each artist’s techniques and their enthusiasm for the love of art you can truly experience the metamorphosis around you. For more information you can call 949-470-8440.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Nothing to report

SAN CLEMENTE

TOMORROW April 14, 2012 from 8am – 3pm is the Annual ‘Gardenfest’,
Hosted by the San Clemente Garden Club. Admission is FREE! Families are welcome.

This year’s highlights include annual Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, garden related opportunities in our community, Open to the Public ‘funky container’ and ‘floral design’ contests, Junior Gardeners butterfly exhibit and plant sale, Question & Answer tablewith gardening celebrities and San Clemente Artists demonstrating live.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Coming up Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm is the annual Mariachi Festival. The festival will include entertainment “Battle of the Mariachis” and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes. This event is free with paid admission to the mission. For more information you can call (949) 234-1321.

 
*As seen in orangecounty.net & ocregister.com

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Caruso’s *EASTER* OC Happenings ~ Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

TOMORROW, Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm is the annual Easter Festival and Treasure Hunt! Bring your baskets for a free treasure hunt from 10 am – 2 pm. There will be a FREE gift to the first 500 kids in line! Face painting, photos with the Easter bunny, Easter crafts and puppet shows. The event takes place at The Orange County Market Place (88 Fair Drive – Orange County Fairgrounds). AND on Saturday as well from 9:30 am – 12 pm is the Egg-Citement 2012 which is FREE and open to the community! Enjoy a morning in the park with your friends and neighbors. There will be Easter egg hunts done by age group, pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce house, concessions sold by local school groups and much more! The event takes place at Tanager Park in the Mesa Verde neighborhood of Costa Mesa!

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

TOMORROW from 8:30-11:30am is the annual Easter Egg Hunt! The event includes free crafts, carnival games, bounce houses, egg hunts, and more! Egg hunts will run continuously from 8:30-11:00am.Enjoy a pancake breakfast for $5 per person or get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny ($2 per picture). The event takes place at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center & Sports Park (16400 Brookhurst Street). For more information you can call 714-839-8611.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

TOMORROW April 07, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is the Annual Easter Hunt! The City of Huntington Beach, Community Services Department, and the Huntington Beach Kiwanis Club present the 22nd Annual Easter Hunt! This event will feature an Easter hunt, game booths, entertainment, exhibits, and refreshments. Come early and enjoy a day at the park with music and events for the whole family. Easter Bunny photos, snacks and other refreshments will be available for purchase. The Easter hunt is open to children up to age 8. Please have each child bring a container for their treats. The hunt will take place at Huntington Beach Central Park. For more information you can call 714-536-5486.

IRVINE

TOMORROW is the last day for the Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza. At Irvine Park Railroad’s Easter Eggstravaganza, children and adults can ride the train through beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt. Each egg is filled with candy or a prize. Easter egg hunts begin daily at 10:00 AM and tickets may be purchased to participate in an egg hunt at a specific time. Please bring an Easter basket for each child that will be participating in the Easter egg hunt. Irvine Park Railroad also offers Easter baskets for sale. Tickets must be purchased on the day of the event in order to receive a wristband for the Easter egg hunt. Children can also meet and have their picture taken with the Easter bunny (visit web site for cost). Other activities include hay rides, Easter cookie decorating, face painting, carnival games and a lot more. Additional Irvine Regional Park 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. Visit web site for costs and full details.

LOS ALAMITOS

TOMORROW, Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 9am to 11am is the annual Spring Carnival! This event includes egg hunt, family style carnival games, face painting, bounce house and more. This is a FREE event located at Laurel Park. For more information you can call (562) 430-1073.

NEWPORT BEACH

TOMORROW is the last day for EASTER BUNNY PHOTOS! Children are invited to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny in the spring garden on Atrium Lawn from 11am to 6pm daily. Packages begin at $14, and families are permitted to use their own camera for a photo with the Easter Bunny at no charge (limit one shot per family). The Easter Bunny will be at Fashion Island Mall. For more information you can call 949-721-2000.

ORANGE

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SANTA ANA

TOMORROW, Saturday April 7, 2012 from 12:00-4:00pm is the annual Easter Displays, Cookie Decorating and Tea with Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society! Put on your best Easter bonnet and join us for a special spring Open House at the Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle house. Included with your tour of this 1889 Victorian gem are delicious tea and Easter sweets, and displays of vintage clothing and Victorian Easter cards. Join in our Easter cookie decorating event; unleash your creativity as you embellish your own cookies to take home! Join in an old fashioned “guess the number of jelly beans” contest for a chance to win a special prize. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors & Members $4, Students K-12 $3. The event is located at 120 Civic Center Drive.

SEAL BEACH

Nothing to report

TUSTIN

TOMORROW from 8:30am – 11:30am is the annual Easter Egg Hunt! Bring a basket or a bag to collect all the treats! The hunt starts at 9am.There will also be a bounce house, petting zoo and pony rides. The event takes place at Tustin Sports Park (12850 Robinson Dr., Tustin). For more information you can call 714-573-3326.

VILLA PARK

Nothing to report

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

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

Caruso’s *VALENTINES* OC Happenings ~ Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

NOW through February 11, 2012 is the Pacific Symphony Presents: “Valentine’s Day with Roberta Flack”. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Grammy Award winner Roberta Flack visits Pacific Symphony with her intoxicating romantic ballads including “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “Feel Like Making Love” and “Tonight I Celebrate My Love.” Flack remains one of only two artists (the other is U2) to win back-to-back Grammy Awards for Record of the Year. For more information you can call 714-755-5799. Also  on February 11th  from 8pm-Midnight at The Hotel Hanford come dance, mingle, participate in giveaways and most important, have a good time. Men are asked to wear black suits and women should dress in shades of red, pink or purple. There will be Valentine’s cards and candy hearts to giveaway to someone you have your eye on. 8 p.m.-12 midnight. For information you can call 312-488-9883. 

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Starting tomorrow, February 11-12, come and experience the charm of Old World Village Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The Old World Village Chocolate & Wine Festival is sure to be an unforgettable and fun event, with something for everyone! Guests can expect to see chocolatiers, bakers, candy makers, wine vendors, and other chocolate and wine related vendors, arts and crafts and gift vendors too! Admission is FREE.

IRVINE

Valentine’s Day starting at 8pm is John Heffron Valentine’s Day Special Event! Laugh with someone special and Valentine’s Day with John Heffron. Two packages will be available; general admission and dinner. General admission includes a glass of champagne and a rose for the ladies. Dinner includes: admission, a dinner salad, your choices of entree, dessert, a glass of champagne and a rose for the ladies. Admission: $35 per person; dinner package: $70 per person.  For more information you can call (949) 854-5455.<!–googleoff: all–>  Also TONIGHT from 6-10:30 p.m at the Equinox Sports Club is the 3rd Annual Valentine’s Event<!–googleoff: all–>! Dress to impress in your favorite red apparel and give your love to children in need. The evening will begin with a wine tasting and serving of hors d’oeuvres. There will be a silent auction, wine tasting and free massages. All of the proceeds will benefit the children supported by Corazon de Vida Foundation, Steps of Hope Outreach and Foster Care Auxiliary of Orange County. For more information you can call 949-476-1144, Ext. 7.<!–googleoff: all–> Lastly, Valentine’s Day starting at 8pm is the 18th Annual Valentine’s Celebration: Men in Blaque & UCI A Capella<!–googleoff: all–>. Bring your sweetheart, friends or family and enjoy some wonderful music, conducted by Joseph Huszti. Attend a post-concert reception. For more information you can call (949) 824-2787.

LOS ALAMITOS

Coming up February 25, 2012 is the Los Alamitos ‘Race on the Base’.
The yearly event has continued to provide not only a forum for local avid runners and walkers, but has also instilled a sense of pride and teamwork between the Los Alamitos City Council, the citizens of Los Alamitos, the Rossmoor Community Services District, and the local business community. The race is held on the run ways at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos and features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course. Events and activities for the whole family! For more information you can call 562-430-1073.

NEWPORT BEACH

Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 12 – 3 pm bring your family to experience some of the same hands-on environmental education activities that you have enjoyed with the Inside the Outdoors Field Trips! Hike trails with an experienced Naturalist, participate in bird watching and join in educational activities about the estuary. Cost: Free (This program is generously sponsored by a grant.) For more information you can call (714) 708-3885.

ORANGE

Need a plan for Valentine’s Day?  Celebrate with a Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance at Orange County Mining Co. Enjoy a table for two with a breathtaking view! This view restaurant in Orange County is truly a destination with a dining room that has “floor to ceiling picture windows” offering fabulous views of Orange County and a saloon that will take you back to the mining era. Call For Reservations! 714.997.7411.

SANTA ANA

This Sunday, February 12come and join the Bowers Museum for Sunday Afternoon Family Celebrations: Valentine’s Day. Hearts, romantic verses, tea, goodies, stories and art make this day special to spend with your loved ones. The event starts at 1:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. For more information you can call (714) 567-3600.<!–googleoff: all–> Also on February 14th at 1:30pm at the Bowers Museum is the Great Screen Icon Series: Great Romantic Movie Moments<!–googleoff: all–>.From Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Watch your favorite movie duos and romantic film scenes in this upbeat ode to on-screen love. Dr. Michael Berlin, film expert, screenwriter and producer, will enchant you with the behind-the-scenes stories from some of our most beloved films.

 SEAL BEACH

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TUSTIN

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VILLA PARK

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

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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 *Holiday* OC Happenings ~ North County


 

 

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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

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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

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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

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*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

 

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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