Caruso’s Mother’s Day OC Happenings ~ North County


NORTH COUNTY 

ANAHEIM

Sunday, May 8 7:00a to 2:00p at Storytellers Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will be the Mother Day’s Brunch at Storyteller’s Café. The Storyteller’s Café in the Grand Californian is offering Mother’s Day brunch with Chip ‘n Dale. The brunch will feature entrees such as black pepper-crusted New York strip loin, corned beef hash with poached eggs, roasted salmon, French toast, and olive oil-poached asparagus with shaved Reggiano cheese. Breakfast staples will also be available; made-to-order omelets, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, and bacon. A children’s menu will also be available. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information you can call (714) 781-3463

BREA

Sunday, May 8 from 9:00a to 2:00p at El Torito Grill is offering an all-you-can eat Mother’s Day buffet with Mexican dishes, waffles, omelets, soups, and a carving station. Sparkling wine is included. Reservations are recommended.

BUENA PARK

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CYPRESS

Coming up this summer 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 

May 14-15 is the Annual Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival (Held at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave.). This is 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 a special performance on Sunday, May 15, by Janet Klein and her Parlour Boys performing songs from the 1920s. For more information you can call 714-738-6595.

GARDEN GROVE 

Coming up May 27-30, 2011 is the annual Strawberry Festival (Euclid St & Main St). This festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city’s strawberry-growing history! For more information you can call 714-638-0981.

LA HABRA

Coming up Friday, June 10 starting at 5:00p at Sonora High School is the annual La Habra Valley Community Fair. The 2011 La Habra Valley Community Fair is fun for the whole family. This event will feature car show (Saturday only), livestock shows, dog shows and agility trails, fair food, activities for kids, a petting zoo and much, much more. Admission is only $1.00 and all proceeds go to helping students in the surrounding FFA programs.

LA PALMA

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PLACENTIA

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STANTON

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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

Coming up Friday, May 13, 2011 is the annual Yorba Linda ‘Lobsterfest’ (Yorba Linda Community Center, Casa Loma @ Imperial Highway). This affair is one of Yorba Linda’s biggest events and the all-you-can-eat ‘Lobsterfest’ is YL Sunrise Rotary’s main fundraiser each year. There will be a live & silent auction, and live entertainment under the stars by “The Trip”. For more information you can call (714) 701-3027.

 *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 OC Happenings ~ North County


NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM

Saturday, October 30 is the Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade (Downtown Anaheim, at the Center Street Promenade). The Halloween Parade has been an Anaheim tradition since 1924, when baseball legend Babe Ruth was honored as the Grand Marshal of the celebration. The Fall Festival, organized by the Anaheim Fall Festival Committee, have activities planned from 11am-5pm, features game and food booths, live entertainment, craft fair, a children’s costume contest and trick-or-treating. Food and craft booths are available for a nominal fee. There will also be a pancake breakfast at 8:30 am. For more information you can call 714-999-3456

BREA

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BUENA PARK

Starting TODAY is the Pirate’s Halloween Spooktacular Dinner & Show (7600 Beach Blvd) Fridays at 9:30pm, Saturdays at 8:30pm and Sundays at 5pm. Celebrate at Treasure Bay’s Annual Masquerade Ball, but beware… As Legend has it, the ghostly pirate crew has only until the stroke of midnight on All Hallows Eve to break the curse and return to earth from their watery graves and seek revenge on the villagers of Treasure Bay. Available only on advertised show dates and time, Book Early this event will Sell Out! Call now for pricing and details. Discount’s available via pirate’s website and local area newspapers. On show dates the box office and pre-show area open 90 minutes prior to schedule show times. Buccaneer Bash Disco party immediately following the Halloween Shows. Drink and Dance into the Afterlife on Fridays and Saturdays in October.

CYPRESS

Saturday, October 30 from 6-9pm is the City of Cypress Halloween Carnival (Cypress Community Center 5700 Orange Ave). There will be Food, Game Booths, Prizes, Entertainment, Costume Contests and Spook Alley. Admission is $3 and children under 1 year old are free. For more information you can call 714-229-6780

FULLERTON 

October 29 & 30 is the Haunted Garden at the Arboretum (Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road).Watch out for bats & bullfrogs, vampires & vermin, ghosts, goblins and ghouls. Follow Count Dracula and Friends of Frankenstein for a scary trip down garden paths into the deciduous forest and on to the Haunters’ Ball for refreshments and fun. The tours for this popular event begin at 6:30 PM both nights with the last scheduled tour leaving at 8:30 pm. Tour times both nights are planned from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. For the younger Halloween fans the Haunted Garden will feature a Children’s Party on Saturday, October 30th from 1:00- 3:00 PM, for children 3-5 years of age. For reservations and more information you can call 657.278.4002

GARDEN GROVE 

October 31, Halloween, will be “Diner of the Dead” Haunted Maze from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The City of Garden Grove brings the abandoned Black Angus restaurant back to life – or death – this Halloween as the “Diner of the Dead,” a heart-pounding, horror-filled maze set inside the vacant, 10,000 square foot restaurant at 12900 Euclid Street. The maze opens every weekend from October 8 through 31. The horror starts at 7:00 p.m. and goes to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays. The maze will also be open on Thursdays, October 21 and 28 and on Wednesday, October 27. The midnight closing time is for Fridays and Saturdays only. The haunt is intended for teenage to adult audiences. Admission is $13 per person with photos available for an extra fee. Tickets will be available at the door or at Garden Grove City Hall. Bring in a “Diner of the Dead” flyer for a $3 discount. The “Diner of the Dead” is collaboration between Jeff Schiefelbein’s Imagination Design Studios and Abracadaver Productions. Imagination Design is known for the Silent Hill Haunt at Sinister Point in Brea and Abracadaver’s spooky sculptures have appeared in numerous films.
For more information call the City of Garden Grove’s Community Services Department at (714) 741-5200 or visit the City of Garden Grove website at http://www.garden-grove.org.

LA HABRA

October 30, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm is the Mini Monsters Bash (Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 South Euclid Street). Calling all little monsters for a Halloween bash featuring games, crafts, treats, dance party and costume parade! Little ones dressed in costume will receive 50% off Museum admission. Free to CMLH members and guests with paid admission. For more information you can call 905-9793

LA PALMA

Coming up October 31st, HALLOWEEN, from 6:00-8:30pm the city will host a FREE Halloween Festival as an alternative to trick-or-treating. There will be a costume contest, carnival games, a haunted area and other activities. The festival will be at Central Park. For more information you can call 714-690-3350.

PLACENTIA

Tomorrow October 23 is annual Shred Day from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Placentia residents are invited to have their confidential documents destroyed on-site free of charge. Shred day will be held at the Placentia Civic Center (401 East Chapman Avenue). E-waste will also be collected. Items such as televisions, computer monitors, game consoles, stereos, cell phones, microwaves, and any items containing circuit boards will be collected. Due to the popularity of this event and in an effort to provide this service to as many residents as possible, residents will be required to provide proof of residency. Please also limit documents to two boxes.

STANTON

Friday, October 29 from 4-8pm, join us (Stanton Civic Center, 7800 Katella Avenue) for some Halloween fun with a haunted evening of fun and games.  The event will include Games, Costume Contests, Entertainment, Non-Profit Food Booths (nominal charge) and an all ages haunted Maze. This event is FREE.

WESTMINSTER

Starting today October 22-24 the city will celebrate its Founders Day with a three day festival and parade (7200 Plaza St). The event will feature games, food and entertainment. For more information you can call 714-895-2860.

YORBA LINDA

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


South County

ALISO VIEJO

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DANA POINT 

Saturday October 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm don’t miss out on Doheny’s most festive event of the year as we transform a section of the campground into a spooky area, an array of educational booths, arts and crafts, a Fun Zone, and other fun activities. There is no charge for admission; however, a donation of one non-perishable food item per person is greatly appreciated. Dress those little ones and join us!

LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

Coming up November 5th is the 2nd Annual National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: Hunger Bowl (Neighborhood Congregational Church 340 St. Ann’s Dr). Soup tastes and fixings, desserts and soft drinks donated by Laguna Beach restaurants. Art by Laguna Beach Homeless will be for sale. There will also be a Silent Auction featuring uniquely designed bowls donated by professional artists. The event benefits the Laguna Relief and Resource Coalition. Tickets are $45 each. For more information you can call 949-280-2885

LAGUNA HILLS

October 30th from 10-11am you are invited to join us for a morning of hair-raising fun at the Laguna Hills Community Center! Our Ghostly Affair includes ghoulish snacks, exciting games, Halloween crafts, tons of prizes, and plenty of opportunities for great pictures – so don’t forget your camera! Dress up in your favorite costume and join the fun! For ages 6 and younger. The event is $8 for residents, $13 for non-residents. For more information you can visit https://activenet4.active.com/lagunahillscs/ or call 949-707-2680.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

October 28-30th is the 10th annual Haunted Trails. What’s left of the world in the year 2050? Walk through “Niguel-O-Tropolis” where you will explore cities of the future! Small groups will be escorted by guides weaving through the back alleys of New York City, and experiencing the creatures in San Francisco’s China town, or walking through the subway maze that will take you into Central Park. Watch out for street people, gangs, and New Orleans zombies as you end your visit in the swamp graveyard. The event is held from 6:30-10:30pm and tickets are $10 a person. The urban horror of “Niguel-O- Tropolis” is “Very Scary” and not recommended for children under 8 years of age. Wear comfortable shoes to walk along the trail. For more information you can call 949-362-4351 ext 1.

LAKE FOREST

Saturday October 23 from 3:00-5:00pm bring your pet to PetSmart’s Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest and Photo Event! The FREE event will include a costumed pet parade and a Best Pet Costume contest. Winners of the contest are selected by the audience and receive PetSmart gift cards worth $20 for first place, $10 for second place and $5 for third place. The first pets to arrive at the event receive free goodie bags filled with treats and coupons. Pet parents capture the excitement of the night with a digital photo and Halloween-themed frame for $4.95. For more information you can call 949-768-6373. The event takes place at mostly all PetSmart locations!
MISSION VIEJO

October 23 is the 22nd Annual WALK AGAINST DRUGS. The event starts at 8:00 a.m. for a motivational rally featuring keynote speaker: 17 year old Sarah Lonsert. Her accomplishments include being named Singer/Songwriter of the 2009 L.A. Music Awards, recent Grand Prize Winner in the USA Song writing Competition and overcoming autism at Mission Viejo High School Stadium (25025 Chrisanta Dr) There is a food drive, so please bring NON Perishable food items to the Rally for South County Outreach Food Bank. From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm is the celebration fair at the Village Green (24932 Veterans Way). Shuttle Buses will be available to and from Newhart Middle School to Mission High School 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. For entertainment, Mission Viejo’s Got Talent Winner, PKSA Elite Demo Team will perform their winning routine to invigorate the crowd. Afterward, the crowd will walk down La Paz Road through the Oso Creek Trail to the fair at the Village Green. Entertainment includes performances by Sarah Lonsert, PKSA, Alyssa Mimms, Summer Dobbs and much much more!  Fair participants will also be greeted by the 3rd Annual South County Disaster Preparedness Expo: Promise to Prepare!  Hosted by Supervisor Pat Bates, several county agencies will be on hand to discuss and distribute important preparedness information while having fun. For more information you can call 949-470-8433.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

Coming up November 6th is a Tail of Two Cities “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs”
starting at 4:00 pm to be held at the beautiful Talega Golf Club. The event benefits the animals at the Pro-humane San Clemente – Dana Point Animal Shelter. Ticket price of $100.00 will include appetizers, dinner and 2 drinks with live music, silent auctions and prizes!

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

October 29-31 is the Haunted House of Illusions (Zax Studios
33155 Camino Capistrano, Suite B, San Juan Capistrano). Not your ordinary Haunted House, this Magic Show with a Haunted Twist will leaves the hairs on your neck standing up as you try to figure out, “How did they do that?” Tickets are $8 each and will be sold at Sponsoring Businesses throughout the Capistrano Valley. The recommended age range is 8 years old and up. The event is benefiting the Capistrano Unified School District Foundation. For more information you can call (949) 388-5802

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    

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

As seen in http://www.ocregister.com

Caruso’s OC Happenings~ North County


NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM

Nothing to report

BREA

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BUENA PARK

Registration for weekly summer camp begins June 28. The camps are for ages 7 to 14 and will run from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. For more information call 714-236-3860

CYPRESS

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FULLERTON 

July 25th will be the 1st Vegetarian Farm Dinner hosted by Fullerton’s Muckenthaler Cultural Center with special guest chef Michael McCarty. You must RSVP by June 15th. Only 30 tickets will be sold. For more information you can visit www.TheMuck.org , email info@TheMuck.org or call 866-411-1212.

GARDEN GROVE 

Saturday June 5 from 9am-2pm at Our Redeemer Church Troop 167 will be hosting a car wash. All proceeds will go to the boy scouts troop. For more information you can call 714-539-9541

LA HABRA

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LA PALMA

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PLACENTIA

Saturday 6/5 come to the Van Buren Elementary School Carnival for food, arts & crafts, games and a raffle! The carnival is from 11am-4pm. Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the event.

STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

Registration for cheerleading and basketball camps has begun. The camp runs from June 28-July 2 at Liberty Park. For more information call 714-895-2860

YORBA LINDA

This Sunday from 11am-5pm at 4501 Casa Loma Ave will be the Yorba Linda Celebration of the Arts featuring hands-on art activities, five stages featuring live music and entertainment, food booths, and more than 70 art exhibits. Admission is FREE. For more information call 714-996-1960.  

  

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

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

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

The annual neighborhood garage sale that has been going on for over 10 years is this Saturday 6/5 starting at 7am south of Garfield Ave and north of Yorktown between Newland Street and Beach Blvd. Over 50 families are participating in this event. For more information you can visit www.SellsOrangeCounty.com or call 714-417-1363.

IRVINE

Tonight at the Heritage Park Community Center will be Battle of the Bands from 7-11pm. Admission is $5-6 depending on donation of a canned good. For more information you can call 949-724-6739

LOS ALAMITOS

Calling all CAT and ANIMAL lovers! It’s Adopt-a-Cat Month! Over 500 cats were brought to the Long Beach Animal Care Services this past month. Everyone please consider adopting a cat. Every animal needs a home. For more information on how to adopt a cat call 562-570-7387.

NEWPORT BEACH

Starting now through Labor Day you can cruise Newport Bay and the fabulous Newport Beach coastline to the backdrop of live Latin music. This 1½ hour cruise travels through the world-renowned Newport Bay with over 20 miles of gorgeous waterfront estates and multi-million dollar yachts. Food and drinks included as well. The cruise takes place every night from 5:30-7:00pm. Call 949-675-0551 for ticket prices and other information.

ORANGE

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SANTA ANA

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SEAL BEACH

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TUSTIN

June 6th come to the 26th annual Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-off! The event features the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, kid’s carnival, music and much more. The best part; admission is FREE. For more information call 714-731-5701.

VILLA PARK

Coming up June 26th is the 5K Run/Walk hosted by the Friends of the Villa Park Library. The event starts at 7:45am at Villa Park High School. You must register by June 12th. For more information visit www.villapark.org or 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 CRB CRS GREEN GRI 

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

 

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Caruso’s OC Happenings~ South County


South County

ALISO VIEJO

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DANA POINT 

Movies in the Park start TONIGHT! The kick off starts at 8pm at Lantern Bay Park. The movie tonight will be “Monsters vs. Aliens” and admission is free. For more information call 949-248-3530 or visit danapoint.org

LADERA RANCH

Registration is now open for the 4th annual Freedom Run at the Ranch, which includes a 5K run, 10K run and 1K “Little Firecrackers Dash”. The race is July 4th starting at 7:45am. There will also be a pancake breakfast from 7:30-11:30am for $5. For more information and to register visit www.runladera.org

LAGUNA BEACH

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LAGUNA HILLS

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

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LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Lotus 7 is offering classes for children this summer which combined play and yoga. The classes coast $5 and will be offered every Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30-4:30. For more information visit http://www.lotus7yoga.com 

SAN CLEMENTE

The San Clemente Ocean Festivals July 4th benefit dinner on the pier sign-ups are Saturday 6/5 from 9-11am. The tickets are $55 and include a BBQ dinner and seating on the pier as close as you can get to the 9pm fireworks. For questions call Lisa Green at 949-878-1273    

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

DON’T MISS OUT! From May 7th-July 2nd, 2010 our own local OC artist Karen Joy Jackson will have her work featured at The San Juan Capistrano Library. Displayed will be 8 matted and framed photographs of Paris and Provence in France. There is also an Architectural Walking Tour each Saturday morning.

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

As seen in http://www.ocregister.com

Caruso’s Quote of the Day!


Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

 

 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