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May

Taste of Brea & Business Expo
Thursday, May 26, 2016
5-9 PM

Over 100 exhibitors and restaurants will be out promoting their businesses and fine cuisine.

Come early and come hungry. Lots of fun for the whole family. There will be plenty of room for you to dance up a storm and burn off the food you are going to eat. There will also be a mini car show as well and if the kids get bored you can always send them to the movies at the Edwards Theater while you make a date out this event.

LOCATION:
Downtown Birch St. promenade

Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove
May 27-30, 2016

The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city's strawberry-growing history. Free admission!

LOCATION:
Euclid St & Main St
Garden Grove, CA

INFORMATION:
714-638-0981

Luau Dance Party & Speed Mixer- Long Beach
Saturday, May 28, 2016
8 :30pm (doors open at 7:30pm for optional dinner)

Have fun making new friends throughout the evening as you participate in the "Speed Meet" mixer games. Add to the fun & wear your tropical attire (optional). Event will be in the spectacular 4,368 square foot Grand Ballroom with beautiful chandeliers and HUGE 41' x 25' parquet dance floor (but not the covered chairs). POPULAR LA DJ SWEAT plays Tasteful Top 40, disco, oldies, line dances, R & B and variety plus he may also give a line dance lesson!

TICKET PRICES for NON-MEMBERS (free dance admission for members)
DANCE: $10 prepaid or $15 at the door
PREPAID TICKETS are buy 1 get 1 FREE when you PREPAY for yourself & guest who has never attended any of our events. Prepay before noon on May 28.

ADD DINNER FOR JUST $10 PREPAID ($15 AT DOOR). Enjoy dining in the elegant Grand Ballroom. Served from 7:30pm-10pm

LOCATION:
Long Beach Petroleum Club Grand Ballroom
3636 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA

INFORMATION / TICKETS:
For prepaid discount tickets, call 714/622-4977 or pay online.
Questions?? Contact by email

KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival and Taste of the Bash - Mission Viejo
Sunday, May 29, 2016

With more than 30 headliners playing with each other in a giant jazz jam, each Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime concert for both the artists and the audience. The music will never happen in exactly the same way again. The listeners know that the event is something special - it has sold out each of the past 11 years even before the full line up was announced. More than 25 Restaurants and Wineries will be at the festival.

LOCATION:
Oso Viejo Park / Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

INFORMATION:
(949) 582-4714

Memorial Day Events
Monday, May 30, 2016

List of ceremonies throughout Orange County honoring those who served our country.

 

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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June

Summerfest - Silverado
June 4-5, 2016

Some of this year's vendors include: ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, photography, oil and water colored artists, and much, much more. Enjoy the live music, BBQ, wine tasting, children's activities, demonstrations, nature programs, eco vendor and pony pictures.

LOCATION:
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
29322 Modjeska Cyn. Rd.
Silverado,CA 92676

INFORMATION:
(714) 649-2760

Huntington Beach Concours - Huntington Beach
June 4-5, 2016

Classic Car & Motorcycle Show - Two Days of Fun!

The Huntington Beach Concours is a fun event where car lovers and enthusiasts can come to enjoy themselves, while knowing that they are also helping a worthy cause, The Huntington Beach Library Children's Resource Center. It is rated # 1 in California, please help us keep it that why by attending this years event.

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Central Park
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA

3K Fun Run/Walk: Club Corp Charity Classic - Aliso Viejo
Sunday, June 5, 2016
8am - 5pm

Join us for a morning of fun at our 3k Walk/Run around the Aliso Viejo Country Club Golf Course! This inaugural event is fun for the whole family and benefits Pretend City Children’s Museum!

Each individual entry receives a free ticket to Pretend City and each family registration receives 4 free tickets–we hope to see you there!
Register here

LOCATION:
Aliso Viejo Country Club Golf Course
33 Santa Barbara Dr
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Golf Tournament: Club Corp Charity Classic - Aliso Viejo
Sunday, June 5, 2016
11am-5pm

Join us for a golf tournament at Aliso Viejo Country Club benefiting Pretend City Children’s Museum! This event sells out, because EVERYTHING is included! Enjoy a Round of Golf, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Libations, CharityFest, a sweet Goody Bag and much more!

$195 per golfer
Register here

LOCATION:
Aliso Viejo Country Club Golf Course
33 Santa Barbara Dr
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off -
Tustin
Sunday, June 5, 2016
11:00 am to 5:30 pm

The event features the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, Chili Pepper & watermelon eating contests, kids carnival, Lazy Dog beer stein holding, music and much more.

Admission is free.

LOCATION:
Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real and Main Street

INFORMATION:
(714) 573-3326

Celebration of the Arts - Yorba Linda
Sunday, June 5, 2016
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dozens of artists exhibits and sales, including paintings, photography, ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, sculptures, wood carving, glass art, mixed media and cultural activities. This is a family friendly event offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community. This event is NOT a carnival, craft fair, beerfest, or fundraiser, but truly a day where talent & creativity is shared and inspired!

LOCATIONS:
Two locations- Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House & Hurless Barton Park

INFORMATION:
714-996-1960

Aliso Island Volleyball Club 1 Day Clinic - Laguna Hills
June 11, 2016
5:30-7:30pm

Aliso Island VBC is hosting a 2-hour clinic at the Laguna Hills Community Center Gym on Saturday, June 11 from 5:30-7:30pm.

This is a great opportunity for girls in 3rd through 7th grades to get a sneak peek at club volleyball. Cost is just $25.

LOCATION:
Laguna Hills Community Center Gym
25555 Alicia Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA

Annual Pier Swim - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 11, 2016
7:00 am

Get yourself in shape, practice your stroke, learn the motions of the waves and you'll be in good company when the pier swim arrives. Join or watch this annual tradition as groups of swimmers from 12 years old and up swim approximately 1/2 mile around the Huntington Beach Pier. $25 entry fee

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Pier
1 Main Street
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
Huntington Beach Community Services Department
714-960-8870

Relay for Life - San Juan Capistrano
June 11-12, 2016
10 a.m.-10 a.m

A fun and inspirational 24-hour event that brings together a community to raise funds for cancer research. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the largest cancer-fighting event in the nation, raising nearly hundreds of millions of dollars last year alone! It's a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we've lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

LOCATION:
SJC Sports Park
San Juan Capistrano

St Isidore Historical Plaza presents the 2016 Art, Appetizer and Wine Pairings Event - Los Alamitos
Sunday, June 12, 2016
2pm - 5pm

Four featured Artists will share their creative journey paired with four appetizers and four wines. In between the pairings listen to live music and meander the Hall to view and purchase art from the many invited artists. Tickets are $35.00 per person.

For tickets or information contact: Hortensia Breton (562) 493-2213. Tickets also available online. Tickets purchased on our Website will be held at Will call. Find us on Facebook!

LOCATION:
St. Isidore Historical Plaza
10961 Reagan St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

INFORMATION:
Hortensia Breton (562) 493-2213

OC Pop Concert - Santa Ana
June 12, 2016

Young artists showcase their talents on the big stage at the City National Grove of Anaheim Theater!

Melody Makers and MDI producers are excited to present performances by the Melody Makers artist development students with special guest performances by MDI hits recording artists and more!

LOCATION:
OCSA's Margaret A Webb Theater

801 Main Street
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
(949) 582-4714

Summer Solstice Garden Gala - Fullerton
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Guests will enjoy an evening "under the stars" with an evening of exquisite food, fine wines, & moonlight dancing in the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum at California State University, Fullerton.

This annual event raises vital support for the living and historical collections of the Fullerton Arboretum.

LOCATION:
Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road, on the CSUF campus

(714) 278-4792

Chili at the Beach - Huntington Beach
June 18, 2016
11am-5pm

Chili Cook-Off and Salsa Tasting Contest. In addition there will be children's activities with kid's games and entertainment, all benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley. Attendance is free with unlimited chili and salsa tasting tickets at $10 each

LOCATION:
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
June 19, 2016
3 pm (doors open at 2 pm)

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old Wold Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

Upcoming dates:
July 10, Aug 21, Sept 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Dec 4

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Summerfest - Fountain Valley
June 23-26, 2016

Carnival rides, vendors, food booths and the famous FV Classic Car Show, great entertainment, and the annual Dog Day Afternoon. Preview Night on Thursday where all rides are $1.

LOCATION:
The Recreation Center and Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA

INFORMATION:
(714) 649-2760

Sawdust Festival - Laguna Beach
June 24 - August 28, 2016

Outdoor arts and craftes festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere.

LOCATION:
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-3030

Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival - Dana Point
June 25, 2016
12-7

In 2013, Eventwerks launched the Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival. The event was an instant hit with more than 100 exhibitors in attendance, 15 restaurants, chocolatiers, live music from tribute bands, kids fun zone, International wine festival, art in the park and a microbrew festival. Food can be purchased directly from the various restaurant stands at the event. Restaurants provide their own menus and pricing which will be advertised at each booth. The event will also be serving beer, wine, mixed drinks, soda and water.

LOCATION:
Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point, CA

Wags n Wine - Huntington Beach
June 26, 2016

An afternoon of wine and food tasting, live entertainment, silent & live auction and "Pooch Pageant". Raising money for Waggin' Trails - rescuing dogs (and other animals) from certain death in our shelters or bad living situations ensuring they get placed in a forever home.

LOCATION:
Huntington Harbor Bay Club
4121 Warner
Huntington Beach

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