Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Coming up November 17 – 18, 2011 is Disney’s most acclaimed and beloved film on stage! Arts & Learning Conservatory presents: ‘Beauty & the Beast.  General Seating: $10, VIP: $15 & Family 4-Pack: $35. For more information you can call (714) 728-7100.  

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Nothing to report

HUNTINGTON BEACH

SUNDAY, November 6th is the annual Surf City Derby. The Huntington Beach Distance Derby has a new race course and a new name. The “new” Surf City Beach Derby 10 Miler AND a NEW 10K event will run on Pacific Coast Highway! Or Challenge your sand legs on the zany new 5K Beach Obstacle Course! Get Your Zany On and get dressed for the Costume Contest.

IRVINE

NOW OPEN the Ice Rink at the Spectrum! Enjoy outdoor skating rink at the Irvine Spectrum. Located right next to the Giant Wheel Court, adjacent to Nordstrom and Macy’s. For more information you can call 949-456-6937.

LOS ALAMITOS

Nothing to report

NEWPORT BEACH

Coming up Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 10 am – 11:30 am is the Grandkids Hike. Join ‘Inside the Outdoors’ for a morning with nature designed especially for toddlers and their grandparents! Touch the trees, smell the sages, watch and listen for wildlife. Everyone will use all of their senses to explore nature. Cost: $5 per person/ $25 per family* Advance registration required. For more information you can call (714) 708-3885.

ORANGE

December 2-4, 9-11, & 15-23, is the 15th Annual Christmas Train to Meet Santa Claus. Take an enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet and have your picture taken with Santa Claus. In addition to riding the Irvine Park Railroad, activities include story time with Mrs. Claus, Christmas cookie decorating, a Santa Claus moon bounce, Christmas coloring corner, carnival games, picture stands and more. Hot food and snacks are available for purchase. The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $8.00 per person. Children younger than 24 months ride free. Prices for activities vary. For directions, costs and additional information or to purchase tickets, visit us online at www.irvineparkrailroad.com or you can call (714) 997-3968.

SANTA ANA

TOMORROWSaturday November 5, 2011 is the Discovery Science Center Presents: Pumpkin Launch 2011.Discovery Science Center and California State University, Fullerton, are teaming up to offer a day of hands-on science fun! The day of family-friendly activities will be hosted at Fullerton’s Titan Stadium. Free activities will include: carved-pumpkin contests (bring your own carved pumpkin), catapult contest, music & entertainment. The event is located at California State University Fullerton’s Titan Field.

SEAL BEACH

Mark your calendars for the Annual Holiday Parade coming up December 2, 2011 from 7 – 10 pm. This is the 33rd Annual Christmas Parade of Seal Beach is along Main Street. There are bands representing schools from Marina, Ocean View, Los Alamitos and more. Boy Scouts and Girls Scout Troops from all over the area will be represented. The parade begins promptly at 7:00 pm along Main Street starting at Ocean Avenue and proceeding to PCH. Do some Christmas shopping and have cocktails and/or dinner before and after the parade. For more information you can call 562-799-0179.

TUSTIN

Sunday November 6, 2011 is the Dinosaur Dash! Run for Education! A fund-raiser for the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, this year you can run and ride for education! The Dinosaur Dash features 4 events: 5k and 10k timed races for all ages, a 2k non-timed “Fun Run” and the non-timed 50k bike tour. After the race, there will be entertainment, a Food Court and Expo with games, activities and more. There’s fun for the whole family. For more information you can call 714-832-3060.

VILLA PARK

Sunday, December 11, 2011 is the Great Inland Boat Parade and Holiday Celebration! This fun filled event consists of a parade of Christmas decorated land yachts (anything from a small boat pulled by a car to a horse wagon!) followed by the annual tree lighting ceremony. The parade will begins at Villa Park High School at 18042 Taft Ave., ending about 6:30 p.m. in the Villa Park Shopping Center on Santiago Boulevard, where holiday festivities will continue. For more information you can call 714-998-1500.

 

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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

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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

 

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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 *FATHERS DAY* OC Happenings ~ North County


NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM

Not sure what to do this Fathers Day? Why not check out FLIGHTDECK Air Combat Center! This authentic military flight simulation center provides civilians the opportunity to pilot a fighter jet in actual flight simulators. Flight gear, training and in-flight instruction are provided to ensure a challenging aviation-themed adventure. Order dad a gift voucher on their website!

BREA

Sunday, Fathers Day come and celebrate at the Cruisin’ Brea Classic Car Show! Spend Father’s Day in downtown Brea with over 175 cars in a juried car show, a beer and wine garden, food vendors, live music and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located in downtown Brea, 330 W. Birch St., Brea. There is free admission and parking!

BUENA PARK

Black Angus Steakhouse is celebrating Fathers Day this year! Nothing says “I love you, Dad” than a big, juicy steak (or a Silver Dollar Cowboy Cookie) – make your Father’s Day Reservation today!

CYPRESS

Coming up Saturday, July 23 from 9:00a to 5:00p is the annual Cypress Community Festival at Oak Knoll Park. This is a FREE event. Bring the entire family to the Cypress Community Festival featuring DJ Shawn Parr & Go Country 105FM. Enjoy the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast (7-11am), Chili Cookoff, Car Show, Family Games, Food Booths, Business Expo, Children’s Rides, Arts, Crafts & Continuous Entertainment. The 5K/10K Run/Walk starts at 7:30 am. This is the largest 1 day festival in Orange Co. drawing about 30,000 visitors. The event is sponsored by local businesses including: Toyota Grand Prix, Go Country 105 FM, ‘TheHomeMag’ of Orange County, The Cypress Event News & the News Enterprise.F or more info visit: http://www.cypressfestival.com or email: info@cypressfestival.com. The Cypress Community Festival is the signature event for the city of Cypress, CA and is held each year of the 4th Saturday of July at Oak Knoll Park. Businesses and individuals are invited to become sponsors and/or arrange for vendor booth spaces.

FULLERTON 

Nothing to report

GARDEN GROVE 

Nothing to report

LA HABRA

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LA PALMA

Coming up Monday, July 4, 2011 is the Annual Run for Fun Event! A healthy way to kick off your Fourth of July Festivities! La Palma’s Fitness Run for Fun is more than just another run: it’s an opportunity to experience that small town/hometown sense of community. 5K/10K runs start at 7:30 am. Yankee Doodle Dash & Family Fun Zone runs 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. The Yankee Doodle Dash is a non-competitive, 2/5 of a mile, run for kids, ages 2 to 12 years old. The Family Fun Zone has plenty to do for families of all ages including inflatable obstacle course, potato sack race and a tug-o-war match. Even the little ones will have fun with the patriotic arts and crafts. The La Palma Kiwanis Club will also serve their annual Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.

PLACENTIA

Nothing to report

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

Nothing to report

  

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

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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 Laguna Niguel Closed Sales Report!


Is the market is improving or at least stabilizing!  Here are the facts…you make the decision!

The Laguna Niguel closed sales report for the month of

 November 2010 59 listings closed escrow

Compared To:

November 2009   62 listings closed escrow

November 2008   45 listings closed escrow

Does a sales report tell the whole story about market environment, consumer sentiment and the value of your home?  Is it time to sell?  Is it time to add a property to your investment portfolio? Is the market changing, and in which direction? Information is critical to your success. My website and Blog can keep you up to date.  

Call our office if you have any questions or want more information on a particular neighborhood.  Learn What it’s Like to Work With Someone Focused on Your Success….not Theirs. 3 decades of experience, education and proven production.  Call Michael at 949-753-7900 or 949-495-8600 or email Michael@MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com!

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Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors

Caruso’s Green Tip of the Day!


Need to wash your car?

Take your car to the car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.

Washing a car at home typically uses between 80-140 gallons of water,

while a commercial car wash averages less than 45 gallons per car.

And that’s your green tip of the day!

 

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

Coming up December 4th from 10am to 7pm is the Nutcracker Festival. 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. The event will be held in downtown Anaheim at Center St Promenade & Lemon St. For more information you can call 714-956-3586.

BREA

Coming up November 19th from 9am-6pm and 20th from 9am-4pm is the Nutcracker Craft Boutique at the Brea Community Center (695 E Madison Way). This annual holiday event offers shoppers unique items perfect for the holiday season. There will be over 250 vendors on-site displaying and selling beautiful handcrafted holiday gifts, decorations, food and collectibles. Admission is $2 and parking is free. For more information you can call 714-990-7771.

BUENA PARK

Coming up December 4th is the Candy CaneLand and Craft Fair. This year’s event will be held at Ehlers Community Center (8150 Knott Ave). Last year over 2,000 visitors attended the event and were treated to entertainment, food, games, a petting zoo, moonbounces, prizes, Santa Claus, and the ever-popular “snowslide.” The Craft Faire featured over 100 artisans who sold many unique crafts and goodies.  For information about this year’s event, call (714) 236-3860. 

CYPRESS

November 20, 2010 from 9 am – 4 pm is the Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Fair!  
Start your holiday shopping early! The event will be held at Cypress Community Center (5700 Orange Avenue) and admission is FREE!  

FULLERTON 

Coming up December 4th from 10am-5pm is The Winter Market (Wilshire Avenue, between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue). The market will feature more than 40 vendors offering gifts for holiday shoppers, plus food booths, entertainment, and a tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m.  In addition, Fullerton Firefighters will be collecting toys for needy children for the “Spark of Love” program. For more information you can call (714) 738-6545.

GARDEN GROVE 

Coming up Saturday, December 4th from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM is 2010 Family WinterFest. The popular seasonal festival will be at Atlantis Play Center (13630 Atlantis Way). Two areas will be set up for winter fans to sled and play in 20 tons of snow. Additional activities include 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. WinterFest general admission tickets are $6. Children two years and under are free with an accompanying adult. Tickets are limited and only available through pre-sale. They can be purchased at the City’s Recreation counter located on the first floor of Garden Grove City Hall, at 11222 Acacia Parkway, beginning November 22. Bring a new, unopened toy for the Garden Grove Fire Department Association’s “Spark of Love” toy drive and receive $2 off the admission price. Limit one toy per ticket. No tickets will be sold at the event. Outside sleds and saucers will not be allowed. For more information, call (714) 741-5200.

LA HABRA

Nothing to report

LA PALMA

Coming up on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., is the La Palma Days Parade and prestigious Band Review which will feature over 200 units including junior and senior high school bands, JROTC units, veterans, military entries, celebrities, dignitaries, elected officials, local schools, clubs and organizations, businesses, the Orange County Fire Authority, and others – all parading down Walker Street, from Houston to La Palma Avenue!

PLACENTIA

Nothing to report

STANTON

Nothing to report

WESTMINSTER

Santa Claus is coming to Westminster on Saturday, December 4 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. This holiday event will be held in the East/West Room of the Community Services Building. Register now!! Spaces are limited!!! $7.00 for adults and children includes a pancake breakfast, picture with Santa, crafts and a stocking for each child. For more information, please contact the Community Services Department at 714.895.2860.

YORBA LINDA

Sunday November 28 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 or purchase (supplies are limited). Non singers are also invited to come and enjoy the music! The event will be held at the Richard Nixon Library and is FREE to the public, but donations gratefully accepted! For more information you can call 714-996-1960.

  

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County


  

CENTRAL COUNTY

COSTA MESA

Coming up Sunday, November 28, 2010 is a traditional and authentic Swedish Christmas, complete with a St. Lucia procession brought to you by the SWEA of Orange County. Wonderfully decorated exhibits, food, arts and crafts, traditional music, dancing and activities for children will be available as well as visits from both St. Lucia and the Swedish Santa Claus. Located at the Costa Mesa Community Center (1845 Park Ave).

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Nothing to report

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Coming up December 2 is Home for the Holidays” – Auction and Dinner Event.
The volunteer club has raised funds annually to support the Huntington Beach Community Clinic, Project Self Sufficiency and other local charities for over a decade while providing the community with its “kick-off” holiday shopping event. It will be an evening of music, dining, friends and good cheer, with silent and live auctions. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort (21500 Pacific Coast Highway). For more information you can call 714-969-7100

IRVINE

Starting December 11 through 24 is The Nutcracker” At the Barclay Theater. This full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre’s Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, and features a cast of professional dancers along with more than 100 Southern California children. Featuring guest artists from American Ballet Theatre held at 4242 Campus Drive. For more information you can call (949) 854-4646.

LOS ALAMITOS

Nothing to report

NEWPORT BEACH

November 19 and 20th will be the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremonies! This event is one of Orange County’s most popular holiday traditions and returns when Fashion Island hosts an evening of holiday festivities including a musical performance, culminating with the lighting of the Christmas tree in the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale’s Courtyard located at the Fashion Island Mall. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. on both evenings. For more information you can call (949) 721-2000.

ORANGE

Coming up November 26-28 and December 3-5 & 10-23 is the 15th Annual Christmas Train to Meet Santa Claus!  Take an enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park (1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869) to meet and have your picture taken with Santa Claus. In addition to riding the Irvine Park Railroad, activities include story time with Mrs. Claus, Christmas cookie decorating, a Santa Claus moon bounce, Christmas coloring corner, carnival games, picture stands and more. Hot food and snacks are available for purchase. The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $8.00 per person. Children younger than 24 months ride free. Prices for activities vary. For directions, costs and additional information or to purchase tickets, visit us online at www.irvineparkrailroad.com or call (714) 997-3968.

SANTA ANA

Starting Dec 11, 2010 – Jan 2, 2011 is the Discovery Science Center Presents: Science of Gingerbread. Discovery Science Center’s The Science of Gingerbread exhibition features hands-on kitchen science activities, decorating demonstrations and award-winning gingerbread houses on display. Who knew science could be so tasty? In addition, don’t miss The Great Trains, an exhibit for everyone who enjoys building, operating, or simply watching scale model railroads. The event is held at the Discovery Science Center (2500 N. Main St). For more information you can call 714-542-2823.

SEAL BEACH

Coming up December 3rd is the Annual Holiday Parade!
The 30th Annual Christmas Parade of Seal Beach is along Main Street. There are bands representing schools from Marina, Ocean View, Los Alamitos and more. Boy Scouts and Girls Scout Troops from all over the area will be represented. The parade begins promptly at 7:00 pm along Main Street starting at Ocean Avenue and proceeding to PCH. Do some Christmas shopping and have cocktails and/or dinner before and after the parade. For more information you can call 562-799-0179.

TUSTIN

Coming up December 10-11 will be the Holiday Boutique. Friday, December 10, 2010 (4:00 – 8:00 PM) – Holiday Boutique will be open for your holiday shopping needs before and during the City of Tustin’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 40+ Crafters/Vendors, Mrs. Santa’s Bake Shoppe, Miss Tustin Sarah Salazar & Her Court, and Raffle Prize Giveaways and Saturday, December 11, 2010 (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM) –
40+ Crafters/Vendors, Mrs. Santa’s Bake Shoppe, Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 – 10 a.m., Lunch/Snack Bar from 11 – 2 p.m., Miss Tustin Sarah Salazar & Her Court, Picture with Santa (Proceeds will benefit the Miss Tustin Scholarship Program), Holiday Entertainment, Opportunity Drawing for Christmas Money Tree, and Raffle Prize Giveaways Throughout the Day. The event will be held at Clifton C. Miller Community Center (City Hall) 300 Centennial Way.

VILLA PARK

Coming up December 12th is the Great Inland Boat Parade and Holiday Celebration. This fun filled event consists of a parade of Christmas decorated land yachts (anything from a small boat pulled by a car to a horse wagon!) followed by the annual tree lighting ceremony. The parade will begins at Villa Park High School at 18042 Taft Ave., ending about 6:30 p.m. in the Villa Park Shopping Center on Santiago Boulevard, where holiday festivities will continue. For more information you can call 714-998-1500.

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

 

For more information visit ocregister.com