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September

Spectacular Eventz presents: Hawaii 10 Day Dream Cruise
September 22, 2017 - October 2, 2017

Book today with $100 deposit and interest-free payment plan. A limited amount of cabins are available on the beautiful 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice ship. Activities onboard the ship include: Hot Glass Show, spa, lawn club & outdoor activities, Sky Observation Lounge & Dancing, live shows, fitness center, Bible studies & more.

Rates per person begins at $1,839. Available excursions for purchase include snorkeling, river falls & tubing, dolphin encounter & more.

Organized by Spectacular Eventz, a leading organization in Southern California that organize dances, cruises and other fun events.

INFORMATION
CALL 714-622-4977 TODAY TO BOOK YOUR CRUISE. Ask about rates on suites and other categories.

Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach September 10 - October 29, 2017

Eat, Drink, Dance & be Merry at Southern California’s BEST & Most DIVERSE OKTOBERFEST (voted by German World Magazine) with live Oom-Pah-Pa Bands directly from Germany. Come get your prost on with one of your favorite Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more....

Guests can enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and of course do the Chicken Dance! Enjoy tasty shots served by their beautiful shot hostesses. This is the party capitol of the OC Don’t miss the fun Wednesday through Saturday is our adult nights & Sunday’s are family day and Dachshund Races.

LOCATION:
Old World Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
714-696-TAP1 (8271)

Storytelling in Business: How to Motivate, Inform and Inspire - Santa Ana
Thursday, September 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Whether you are an emerging leader or an experienced executive, storytelling is an essential communications tool to inspire and motivate your listeners. Professionals that master the art of storytelling can leave a lasting impression on their audience, influence others and engage their colleagues. Learn how you can leverage the power of storytelling to attract and hold attention while delivering key messages and takeaways that will prompt action.

Two hour free workshop.

LOCATION:
1805 East Dyer Road, Suite 109
Santa Ana, California 92705

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair - Anaheim
Saturday, September 23, 2017
9 am - 4 pm

Visit the Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair to shop for one of a kind handmade items from local crafters. No multi-tiered marketers. Real art and handmade items! Attention foodies! Food will be sold, including handmade Eastern European favorites, baked goods and homemade jam! Free balloon animals!

Church tours, that will include viewing hand painted icons, at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Stop on by and have a great time!

LOCATION:
Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church
995 N. West St.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Cruisin' For A Cure Car Show
Costa Mesa

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

The world's largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer.

Live music, food and vendors.

LOCATION:
OC Fair and Expo Center
Costa Mesa

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire - San Juan Capistrano
September 23, 2017

Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. Country western wear is encouraged!

All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through horsemanship.

LOCATION:
The J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center
26284 Oso Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
949-240-8441

Irvine Global Village Festival - Irvine
September 23, 2017
10 am - 6 pm

Boasting artistic cultural performances on five stages, the Festival's live entertainment is a mosaic of music and dance representing more than 50 cultures from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Immerse yourself in cultural displays, world religion and demonstrations, indulge in international cuisine, explore the world marketplace and keep the little ones in motion with hands-on art projects, games and activities in a giant, interactive Kids Village.

Festival admission and parking are free.

LOCATION:
Bill Barber Park
4 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92618

INFORMATION:
949-724-6606

Orange County Craft Beer Festival - Silverado
September 23, 2017

This year there will be over 90 breweries serving over 250 craft & import beers plus awesome food, live entertainment, beer seminars, all at the best location in Orange County. This is one beer fest where you won’t feel like you are choosing from the same brands you can get in your grocery store. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.

This event raises thousands of dollars for the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund

LOCATION:
Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA

INFORMATION:
949-363-1774

Toast to the Casa 15th Anniversary Crystal Ball: Fortune Favors the Brave - San Clemente
September 23, 2017
5:30 pm

Crystal-themed fundraising gala befitting art and education programs plus preservation of the institution’s historic property. Entertainment includes live music, multiple food & wine vendors, and live & silent auctions. Tickets: $200

LOCATION:
Casa Romantica
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

St NorbertFest - Orange
Sunday, September 24, 2017

The annual St. Norbertfest (formerly Oktoberfest) continues to grow and helps to build the parish, school, and the Orange community. There will be great food fun games such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting ridesand awesome entertainment for everyone—it’s a perfect time for fellowship!

LOCATION:
St. Norbert Catholic Church
300 E. Taft Avenue
Orange, CA 92865

INFORMATION:
(714) 637-4360

GOPLAY Hoops Tournament - Laguna Niguel
Saturday, September 30, 2017
2pm to 6pm

Are you a good shooter? Come win yourself a pair of Lakers tickets! Recreation Restoration is hosting this fundraising event with 3 point and free throw competitions.

3 Tournament Events:
1. 3 vs 3 person double elimination tournament with up to 3 age divisions. All ages welcome. Winning team gets 3 Lakers tickets, $150 in Visa gift cards or new basketballs.
2. 3 point shooting contest for anyone. Winners get 2 tickets to that nights Lakers game.
3. Free throw shooting contest for anyone under 18. Winners get 2 tickets to that nights' Lakers game.

Recreation Restoration Foundation is a charity dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with active play, so they can thrive.

LOCATION:
El Lazo Courts
23804 El Lazo
Laguna Niguel, CA

INFORMATION:
Register online at www.goplay.foundation or call 949-275-8060 for more details

Whale Watching - Dana Point & Newport Beach

Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through early April.

Since the Gray Whales migrate just a few miles off the coast, simple cruises from Dana Point and Newport Beach enable you to see these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat.

LOCATIONS:
You can book cruises at the following locations:

DANA POINT:
NEWPORT BEACH:
Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari
34451 Ensenada Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
Davey's Locker Whale Watching
400 Main Street
Newport Beach, Ca 92661
Dana Wharf
Sportfishing

34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach, CA. 92661

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October

Halloween Events

Haunted Houses, parades, carnivals and much more!

Events listed by city.

Orange County Children's Book Festival - Costa Mesa
Sunday, October 1, 2017
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is designed specifically for children of all ages. This family-fun festival attracts more than 30,000 visitors who will be entertained and delighted by authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment and much, much more.

Admission and parking are free.

LOCATION:
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
(714) 838-4528

San Clemente Sea Fest - San Clemente
October 1, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Sponsored by the San Clemente Chamber, this event features a Chowder Cook-off, Fisherman's Lobster, Surfing Contest, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation which all takes place at the historic San Clemente Pier area.

Free shuttle parking is available at the San Clemente High School.

LOCATION:
611 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente

INFORMATION:
949-492-1131

Annual Sandcastle Contest - Corona Del Mar
October 1, 2017
10 am to 3:30 pm

Hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, thousands of sightseers will descend on "Big Corona Beach" to view amazing sand sculptures created by participants ranging from the novice to the expert.

Whether you're a participant or a spectator, it's a perfect way to spend the day with family and friends.

LOCATION:
Corona del Mar State Beach
(Marguerite & Ocean Blvd., Corona del Mar)

INFORMATION:
949-729-4400

Tiller Days- Tustin
October 6-8, 2017

Tustin Tiller Days has been a regular event in Tustin since 1957. The event provides an opportinity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County's agricultural heritage. Features Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), carnival, rides, food and entertainmnet

LOCATION:
17522 Beneta Way
Tustin, CA 92780

INFORMATION:
714-573-3326

Dana Point Oktoberfest - Dana Point
October 7, 2017

12pm-7pm

German bands, great authentic German food and large selection of German and Craft brews on tap. It is also Southern California’s largest free Oktoberfest Celebration. Fun for the entire family featuring activities for the kids too.

Sea Terrace Park is located at the corner of Niguel Rd. and PCH in Dana Point just outside of the St. Regis Hotel.

LOCATION:
Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Laguna Beach
October 7-15, 2017

The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational will be held in Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony. North America's most renowned, plein air landscape painters will compete for prestigious prizes and participate for the week of events including public paint outs and artist meet and greets.

LOCATION
Tivoli Too
777 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
For more information or tickets for the Soiree please visit LagunaPleinAir.org or contact info@LPAPA.org

14th Annual Fall Open House and College Fair - Anaheim
October 10, 2017
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Fairmont Preparatory Academy welcomes you to our 14th Annual Fall Open House & College Fair!

Students can gain a competitive edge in college admissions by meeting face-to-face with representatives from over 90 colleges and universities at Fairmont Prep's annual College Fair. All parents and students in our extended Orange County community are welcome to attend this free event.

Since the best college fit begins with the right high school choice, we also invite prospective high school families to stop by our Fall Open House. Discover our wealth of extracurricular opportunities, sports, and unique variety of programs. See how Fairmont prepares students for college with highly individualized academic and college counseling.

RSVP today!

LOCATION:
Fairmont Preparatory Academy
2200 W. Sequoia Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801

Leadership Workshop: How to Win Cooperation and Motivate Volunteers - Santa Ana
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you a manager or leader of a nonprofit focused on youth? Managers and leaders in nonprofits are challenged to find volunteers, gain enthusiastic cooperation and motivate them to stay. If you want to be the kind of leader that can successfully lead a nonprofit today, you need to attend How to Win Cooperation and Motivate Volunteers.

During this dynamic free two-hour workshop, you will learn to use Dale Carnegie's human relations principles made famous in How to Win Friends and Influence People.

LOCATION:
1805 East Dyer Road, Suite 109
Santa Ana, California 92705

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

The Heritage Festival and Parade - Placentia
Saturday, October 14, 2017

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 9:30 a.m. and will feature many exciting activities for the entire family including the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kids games and more.

LOCATION:
Tri-City Park
2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.
Placentia

INFORMATION:
(714) 524-8535

Annual Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival - Silverado
October 14-15, 2017

The Annual Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival is one of the best family events of the season which explores the wonders of the area’s Old West rustic culture, great live Bluegrass, Country and Folk music, Wild West reenactments, handmade arts and crafts, 1800's activities & lock 'em up makeshift jail, tasty food, beer & wine saloon, plus some silly ‘ole timey’ contests, all nestled under the Oak trees below Orange County’s famous Saddleback Mountain. $5 adult admission, $3 kiddos, under 3 are free!

LOCATION:
Silverado Community Center & Fairgrounds
27641 Silverado Canyon Rd
Silverado, Ca

INFORMATION:
714-649-2411

Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K - Huntington Beach
October 15, 2017

This Classic 10 Miler is the perfect training run for your fall or winter marathon. The spectacular 10K is long enough to challenge your endurance yet is the perfect distance for achieving a PR. The Flat Fast course along California's famous Pacific Coast Highway is perfect for a leisurely 5K jog

LOCATION:
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA

INFORMATION:
info@runsurfcity.com
888-422-0786

Parent Empowerment Workshop - Orange
October 19, 2017
6:30pm

Guest Speaker: Scott Burnett
Being a Tech Savy Parent - Internet & Technology Safety

Scott Burnett will provide you with a number of ways to create a media-safe home for your family. You will walk away with tools, ideas, and plans for protecting your child from the internet and other digital communication devices. FREE Admission & Child Care

LOCATION:
Salem Lutheran School's Gymnasium
6500 E. Santiago Canyon Rd
Orange 92869

Choc-Littlest Angel Guild's Great Kitchens & Garden - Anaheim & Yorba Linda
October 20, 2017
10:00 am- 4:00 pm.

This is “NOT YOUR MOMMA’S HOME TOUR”. At this self-guided tour, our guests will view 6 stunning homes located in Peralta Hills (Anaheim) and Yorba Linda.

There will be 2 full house tours and 4 featuring great ideas for kitchens, gardens and entertaining spaces created by local designers, contractors and home owners. "Tasty Bites" and sips from local caterers, restaurants, bakeries and wineries will be available. Also, shopping can be done at the "Petite Boutique" featured at select homes on the tour.

TICKETS: $45 GENERAL - $50 At-the-Door

LOCATIONS:
Homes in Anaheim & Yorba Linda

Silverado Days - Buena Park
October 20-22, 2017

Held each October, this community festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include Featured contests include a Car Show, a World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, a Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Hog Calling, a Baby Contest, a Men's Leg Contest, a Dog Show, a Chili Cook-off and much more!!

LOCATION:
William Peak Park
7225 El Dorado Drive

Annual Historical Cemetery Tour - Santa Ana
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Presented by the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society. This guided historical walking tour features costumed actors portraying colorful men and women who share stories from Orange County’s past. Docents will guide visitors through scenes that played important roles in the history of the county, culminating in a presentation in Fairhaven’s beautiful 1916 mausoleum. Comfortable shoes are recommended for the hour-and-a-half long walking tour.

LOCATION:
Fairhaven Memorial Park
1702 Fairhaven Ave.
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
714-547-9645 - Reservations are recommended.

Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo - Los Alamitos
Sunday October 22, 2017
9-4

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 kids corner and live entertainment.

LOCATION:
Los Alamitos Army Airfield
Los Alamitos

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