Caruso’s *EASTER* OC Happenings ~ North County


 

 

NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM

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BREA

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BUENA PARK

TOMORROW Saturday, April 7, 2012 starting at 8:00am is the annual Spring Eggstravaganza! Breakfast starts at 8:00am & the Program begins at 9:00am. Come be a part of the “Egg-citement” this spring at Buena Park’s very special Spring Eggstravaganza! Activities include stage entertainment, children’s crafts, field games, a petting zoo, moon bounces, visits with the Spring Bunny, and of course, the candy scramble for children 12 years of age and younger. Come early for a special Pancake Breakfast starting at 8:00 am sponsored by the Buena Park Noon Lions.

CYPRESS

TOMORROW Saturday, April 7, 2012 starting at 10:30am is the annual Spring Egg Hunt & Flash Light Egg Hunt! The egg hunt is for ages 11 and under ONLY, and that begins at 10:30am. There will be crafts, activities, food, egg hunt with toy and candy filled eggs, visits with the Easter Bunny (Please, don’t forget your camera!). Don’t be late, this event starts at 10:30 SHARP! The event takes place at Oak Knoll Park (5700 Orange Avenue). AND starting at 8:00pm is the Teen Egg Hunt for ages 13-18. Be sure to bring a flashlight and basket for an egg hunt in the dark! This event is held at Arnold/Cypress Park (8611 Watson Street (meet at Cypress Park bldg)). For more information you can call the City of Cypress – (714) 229-6780.

FULLERTON

Nothing to report

GARDEN GROVE

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LA HABRA

TOMORROW beginning at 6:30am is the annual Spring Family Eggstravaganza! This event includes a pancake Breakfast, games, bounce houses, crafts. Here is the schedule of events 6:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Game booths, inflatable jumpers, arts and crafts, a mini health fair, and visits with the Easter Bunny will begin. 10:00 a.m. Egg Hunt begins. The event takes place at El Centro-Lions Park. For more information you can call (562) 905-9700.

LA PALMA

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PLACENTIA

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STANTON

Nothing to report

WESTMINSTER

Nothing to report

YORBA LINDA

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*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

We Are Now Accepting Qualified Listings
Now providing “Short Sale Services”
Call Today for More Info and our “Spring Thing….”

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

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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

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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

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

We Are Now Accepting Qualified Listings
Now providing “Short Sale Services”
Call Today for More Info and our “Spring Thing….”

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 *EASTER* OC Happenings ~ South County


 

 

 

 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

TOMORROW , Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 7am-11:30am is the Community Spring Celebration & Pancake Breakfast. This annual celebration includes Egg Hunts, Visits with Peter Rabbit, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, DJ Entertainment & Arts & Crafts. Pancake breakfast 9-11 in Town Center. For more information you can call 949-243-7411.

DANA POINT

TMORROW, April 7, 2012 from 9-10am hop on down to Dana Point and enjoy a morning of fun spring time activities, which include: Children’s Games, Petting Zoo, Easter Bunny Visits and a Egg/Candy Hunt for ages up to 10 years. Don’t forget your cameras and empty basket to hunt for the goodies! The event is located at Pines Park & Sea Canyon Park (34941 Camino Capistrano & 33093 Santiago Drive). For more information you can call 949-248-3530

LAGUNA HILLS

TONIGHT, from 8-9pm is the Late Night Flashlight Egg Hunt! Bring your flashlight and prize bag for an eventful evening of annual egg hunting! The Laguna Hills Sports Complex will become a hidden adventure filled with hundreds of eggs. Each participant will be entered into an exciting raffle to conclude the evening! Ages: 7-14 two separate hunts for 7-10 & 11-14 yr olds Fee: Resident $5, Non-Resident $7. To register or for more information you can call (949) 707-2680. ALSO tomorrow, Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 10-11am is a morning of fun and adventure! Join us for springtime crafts, an egg hunt, and pictures with Mr. Bunny. Children will have a ball with all the springtime egg-citement! This event is for ages 6 and under ONLY. For more information you can call (949) 707-2680.

LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

TOMORROW 4/7/2012 from 9am-12pm is the annual Bunny Blast! Make crafts, get your face painted, play games, jump in the bounce house, visit the animals at the petting zoo and watch a fun show! You can also saddle up for a pony ride and visit the Easter Bunny who will be strolling around (bring your camera). There will be food available for purchase. There WILL NOT be an egg hunt at this event. Cost is $7 for children (ages 3-12), and $1 for adults (13 and older). Pay admission at the event. Parents should determine if this is an age appropriate activity for their children. All activities may be canceled if it rains on event day. Recreation Hotline for event updates – 949-362-4351. AND – OPEN HOUSE on Saturday at 15 Emerald Glen, Laguna Niguel from 1:00-5:00pm. Stunning Ocean Views from the 1st & 2nd floors, Private Spa, Ocean View deck, & a chance to ask Michael Caruso all your Real Estate Questions! For more information you can call 949-753-7900 or visit www.15EmeraldGlen.com  

LAKE FOREST

TOMORROW Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm enjoy a fun filled event for the whole family with a day of activities including game booths, crafts, face painting, giant Ferris wheel, petting zoo, pony rides, balloon artist and egg scrambles. There will be entertainment for everyone with a strolling magician, DJ, live music, Alice and her Wonderland friends will be there too. Be ready for surprises, and bring your camera to take pictures with Nectar the Mad Hatter and Hoppy the spring bunny. So hop on down early to partake in all the fun! For more information you can call 949-461-3450. AND Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for the Spring Skate Egg Hunt at the Park. Come and visit the Skateboarding Bunny, play in the jump houses, and participate in fun crafts. This is a family friendly event and great for the young ones! The Park will be closed to riding during this event so it will be safe for all to enjoy. Eggs will be hidden throughout the Skate Park and will have small prizes inside each one. Please bring your own basket. The Egg Hunt starts at 11:15 am sharp, so please don’t be late or you will miss it! Depending on overall turnout, participants may be limited in the amount of eggs they will be allowed to collect. Fee: $5 donation per person. For more information you can call 949-461-3450.

MISSION VIEJO

TOMORROW Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. is the annual Easter Garden Party!  This FREE event is open to the public and will have something for everyone. The celebration will include an “Eggstravaganza Hunt”, bunny farm; face painting, photos with the Easter bunny, and a “Basket Bonanza” for all ages. The bunny petting zoo area will include a large spring garden party display featuring the Easter bunny and fun photo cutouts for the whole family. One complimentary photo will be provided to each family. The “Basket Bonanza” giveaway, for all ages, will include a chance to win one of five different baskets and one lucky bunny will win a brand new iPad. The event will take place at ‘Kaleidoscope’ (27741 Crown Valley Parkway).
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

TOMORROW Saturday, April 7, 2012 is the annual Easter Eggstravaganza!
It’s the great big FREE event that you have been waiting for and you don’t want to miss! Start the morning with a delicious plate of pancakes, prepared by the San Clemente’s Kiwanis Club (for a nominal fee). Oddly shaped activities, enormous entertainers and one great BIG egg hunt! Visit with the huggable bunny, wander through the Path of Random Facts, play games and enjoy the day eating scrumptious snacks (for a nominal fee)! Arrive on time for the BIG hunt, from newborns up to 10 years! The event will take place at Vista Hermosa Park (987 Avenida Vista Hermosa). For more information you can call 949-361-8264. AND on Saturday at 10am is the Community Easter Brunch sponsored by the Family Assistance Ministries, in partnership with the City of San Clemente. The brunch is open to needy individuals and families. If you are in need or know someone that is, stop by the Family Assistance Ministries at 929 Calle Negocio to pick up an invitation for this event. Walk-ups with no invitations also accepted. If you would like to volunteer for the event or would like to donate food, filled Easter Baskets and filled plastic eggs please call 492-8477.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

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*As seen in orangecounty.net & ocregister.com

We Are Now Accepting Qualified Listings
Now providing “Short Sale Services”
Call Today for More Info and our “Spring Thing….”

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 *Holiday* OC Happenings ~ North County


 

 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

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

BREA

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

 

BUENA PARK

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

CYPRESS

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

FULLERTON

TOMORROW Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 12-5:30 pm is the Winter Market and Tree Lighting. Come enjoy the entertainment, take free pictures with Santa from 12 to 4 p.m., grab a bite to eat, do some holiday shopping, visit the beer and wine garden, and be a part of the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Free parking is available in surrounding streets and parking structures. Craft vendors, food vendors, businesses, non-profits and commercial vendors are invited to participate as vendors. ALSO coming up December 31, 2011 from 7pm- midnight is the First Night in Fullerton. Check out the fun at First Night, the City of Fullerton’s annual alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts. The event is FREE and includes a full line-up of live entertainment and activities. The event primarily takes place at varying locations between Harbor Blvd. on the west and Pomona Ave. on the east in historic downtown Fullerton.

GARDEN GROVE

Coming up December 6, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 is the annual Tree Lighting Celebration! Kick-off the season with neighbors, friends, and family at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. This is a family-friendly holiday event at the Village Green/Clock Tower on the corner of Euclid and Main. For more information you can call (714) 741-5280. ALSO Winterfest 2011 is coming up! Atlantis Play Center is transformed into a frosty fantasyland for the Family WinterFest. Activities include the popular snow hill, holiday arts and crafts, bounce houses, and trips around the park on the Polar Express train. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special visit and stop for photos. Food will be available for purchase. For more information you can call (714) 741-5200.
LA HABRA

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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

Nothing to report

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

 

Caruso’s *Holiday* OC Happenings ~ Central County


 

 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

NOW through December 24, 2011 presented by South Coast Repertory is A Christmas Carol. Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and, as always, Hal Landon Jr. as everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge. For more information you can call (714) 708-5555.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

TOMORROWSaturday, December 3, 2011 from 4:30pm-8:30pm is the annual 2011 Tree Lighting Ceremony (Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park!). The event will feature live entertainment, pictures with Santa, games, crafts, cookie decorating, food vendors, a firework show, and much more! For more information you can call 714-839-8611.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

December 16-23, 2011 is the annual Cruise of Lights! Take a narrated cruise through the waterways of Huntington Harbour to see the holiday lighted homes and decorations in this annual event. Park in the Huntington Harbour Mall lot (corner of Algonquin and Saybrook) and get on the designated buses that travel a short distance to the boat launch area. For advanced ticket purchase you can call (714) 840-7542. Also coming December 16 – 24, 2011 is the annual Nutcracker Ballet! This traditional, delightful Christmas ballet is presented in its original, full-length version for your holiday enjoyment. The event takes place at the Golden West College Main stage Theater. For more information you can call 714-895-8150.

IRVINE

TOMORROW Saturday, December 3, 2011 is the Annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair! This fun event will give Orange County families the opportunity to make a homeless animal part of their loving family – just in time for the holidays! This event will feature adoptable homeless animals from shelters all over California, vendors and services for attendees and their pets, a silent auction and opportunity drawing, low-cost microchips, Ask the Vet and Ask the Trainer advice, and lunch, snacks, baked goods and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission costs $1 and free parking will be available at the parking structure along Oak Canyon Road and handicapped parking will be available in the IACC’s parking lot. For more information you can call (949) 854-4646. ALSO coming up Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 11am-2pm is the LIFE Church Christmas Community Block Party!! Come by LIFE Church for an amazing FREE, fun-filled family event on December 10th from 11-2. From crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, sweet treats, bounce house and family pictures to caroling, even SNOW and meet Santa himself! We want to share this holiday season with our church family and the community! So come by, bring your friends and enjoy LIFE Church for a Christmas Community Block Party! Rain or shine! Indoor facilities available! For more information, contact Diana Duke dduke10@cox.net.  And 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

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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. ALSO Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 3:30 – 7 pm is the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Candlelight Choir Processional! Tree Lighting and Candlelight Procession includes holiday music. Local non-profit groups also provide delicious food and youth activities for a nominal charge. For more information you can call the Special Events Hotline at 714-744-7278. AND coming up Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7pm, Golden West Pops Christmas Concert – ‘Twas the Night Before’! Come snuggle up with the Golden West Pops while we musically celebrate that magical “night before….” It will be a great night of nostalgia and fun in the comfort of the beautiful auditorium at the Sisters of Saint Joseph Motherhouse in Orange, California. This is a perfect evening for the whole family. Admission: $10.00.

 

 

SANTA ANA

Next weekend, December 11, 2011 from 12-4pm is the annual Irish Holiday Festival. The holiday season sparkles with Irish culture in a day filled with music, storytelling, dance, art, hand-made Irish quilts and stockings, Irish Christmas cakes, pudding and more! Held in our lovely outdoor Key Courtyard, this festive celebration will allow you shop for the holidays from unique vendors who specialize in quality handcrafted goods. Member $10 / Non-member $15/ Festival admission is free. For more information you can call (714) 567-3679. ALSO NOW through January 1, 2012 the Discovery Science Center Presents: Science of Gingerbread. Inside the kitchen, much more is going on than pouring and mixing – it’s science at work! Discovery Science Center’s holiday festival is filled with festive activities designed to bring families together this holiday season. Don’t miss your chance to meet Santa Claus and decorate your own holiday cookies on select dates! Hands-On Holiday Fun: Hands-on kitchen science activities, Cookie decorating on select dates, Santa Claus visits on select dates, Award winning gingerbread display. For more information you can call 714-542-2823.

SEAL BEACH

TONIGHT December 2, 2011 is the Annual Holiday Parade 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

December 9, 2011 from 6-8pm is the annual Tree Lighting! The City of Tustin Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join in the holiday fun as they celebrate their Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. The evening will include photos with Santa and performances by Community Groups! For more information you can call 714-573-3326. ALSO coming up December 9-10, 2011 is the annual Holiday Boutique! The Holiday Boutique will be open for your holiday shopping needs located at Clifton C. Miller Community Center (City Hall) – 300 Centennial Way.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

 

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


 

 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

Coming up October 28-29, 2011 from 5-10pm is the annual Halloween Fair and Haunted House! Soka University will have booths for children, haunted house for young teens recommended for age 10 and over), games, activities and performances for all to enjoy! All proceeds benefit SUA student clubs. Here is the schedule of events; 5:00 pm – Game stations open (all ages), 5:45 pm – Club performances & at 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Haunted House is open. Game and Haunted House tickets sold at the door. Haunted House: $5. For more information you can call 949.480.4000.

DANA POINT

TOMORROW October 22 2011 is the annual Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 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, spooky walk, face painting, games, snacks and other fun activities. There is no charge for admission; however, you are asked to bring in one can of food per person as an entry fee. For more information you can call 949-496-6172. Also coming up Friday, October 28, 2011 from 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. there will be Halloween Crafts, Cupcake Decorating, Best Carved or Decorated Pumpkin Contest for ages 3-10 years. (Bring your already carved or decorated pumpkin). At 5 pm there will be a children’s costume parade, with free treat for each child. Then at 6:15, the Moonlight Movie will start (Monsters, Inc.)There will be free popcorn during the movie and refreshments also available to purchase. For more information you can call 949-248-3530. Lastly also on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 5-7pm is the annual Halloween Kids Boo Cruise! Take a 20-minute Haunted Harbor Cruise! Wear your favorite costume! Trips will depart every 20 minutes. Costume contest on every cruise! The cost is $3 per person. For more information you can call 949-496-5794.

LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

Coming up October 27 – 29, 2011 starting at 6:30 is the annual Haunted Trails. It’s a MAD, MAD WORLD! Take a journey through the dark and “MAD World” of Haunted Trails 2011(Crown Valley Community Park). Small groups will be carefully guided through a world of mass confusion, personal confinement, terrible torture and unbelievable horror! This is a VERY SCARY event and not recommended for children under 8 years of age. The event is $10 per entrance. For more information you can call 949-425-5100.

LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Now through November is the Starr Ranch Sanctuary – Adult Wildlife Research Camp located in Trabuco Canyon. Audubon California’s Starr Ranch Sanctuary invites you to our fall classes for adults. Join our wildlife biologist for two peaceful days at beautiful 4000 acre Starr Ranch in southeast Orange County and experience nature hands-on as a wildlife researcher. Our fall wildlife research camp gives participants the opportunity to learn and use techniques employed by wildlife biologists to study large and small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and terrestrial invertebrates. For RESERVATIONS OR INFORMATION you can call 949-858-0309.

SAN CLEMENTE

Coming up November 4, 2011 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. is the annual A Taste of San Clemente! Held under the stars, this annual event serves up culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the areas finest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold Microbrews and more. Tickets are limited to 250 guests. The ticket price includes a complimentary “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking. For more information you can call 949-492-1131.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Coming up Saturday October 29, 2011 at 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30 is the annual Ghost Tours. Get in the spirit of Halloween by joining the Historical Society Walking Tour Guides on a spooky walking tour of Los Rios Street, the oldest residential neighborhood in California. Be prepared for creepy tales of big black dogs, strange monks who have lost their heads, ghostly tales about a lady in white and other goings on. Cost: $5.00 adult’s $2.00 children. Reservations are required. Meet and pay at the O’Neill Museum. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 949-493-8444.

 
*As seen in orangecounty.net & ocregister.com

 

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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 OC Happenings ~ North County


 

NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM

NOW through October 30th is the annual Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. This event features Ompapah Bands from Germany, Authentic German Food & Drink, Folk Dancers, and German Items for Sale. This is a fun event for the whole family with Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and entertainment. No admission charges the first weekend this year! For more information you can call 714-563-4166.

BREA

Nothing to report

 

BUENA PARK

Everyweek NOW through October 30th, 2011 is the Knotts Berry Farm ‘Snoopy’s Costume Party’! Pirate, witch, cowboy, angel? It’s that time of year to decide who you want to be. Knott’s invites you to dress to the nines in your Halloween finery and come to “Snoopy’s Costume Party” in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities and of course, trick-or-treating all geared for kids ages 3-11. Snoopy’s Costume Party runs weekends October 1-30 and is included with regular park admission. Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park operating hours are 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
CYPRESS

It’s almost that time of the year again! Coming up on Halloween, October 31st is the annual City of Cypress Halloween Carnival from 6-9pm! This event includes Food, Game Booths, Prizes, Entertainment, Costume Contests and Spook Alley. Admission- $3, children under 1 year old are free. Professional pictures will be available for $10 (cash only). For more information you can call 714-229-6780.

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

Nothing to report.

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

Coming up November 12th, is the Annual La Palma Days! This annual tradition event has been celebrated in our community for over 25 years, encouraging residents, business partners and friends to celebrate La Palma’s community spirit. The event features Miss La Palma Pageant, Parade & Band Review, Activities, Entertainment, and Cultural & Historical Activities & International Food & Product Vendors. For more information you can call 714-690-3350.

PLACENTIA

TOMORROW, 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 soon is the annual Simon Kidgits Club Spooktacular Halloween! The Simon Kidgits Club invites all of you little ghouls and goblins to come have a spooktacular good time and enjoy loads of frightfully fun Halloween themed activities and treats! Wear your cool costume and enjoy a safe place to haunt this Halloween. The event is located at the Westminster Mall. For more information you can call 714-898-2558.

YORBA LINDA

Nothing to report

 

 

*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