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LePort Schools Open House Events
Fountain Valley & Huntington Beach & Irvine

Montessori (Infant - 3rd Grade) & Private School (4th - 8th Grade)

Visit LePort, meet our teachers and learn about our top-notch educational programs. Explore our Montessori classrooms and see how each child can thrive to his or her personal best at LePort. Discover our Private School's unique Knowledge for Life curriculum, which equips our students with the essential knowledge, thinking skills, and strength of character necessary to flourish as joyous children today and successful adults tomorrow. Curious? Invest two hours. Come to an Open House event and see for yourself how different, and better, education can be.

Visit our website for the current month's Open House schedule.

LOCATIONS:

Fountain Valley Campus, 9790 Finch Ave, Fountain Valley
Huntington Harbor Campus, 16081 Waikiki Lane, HB
Irvine Lake Campus, 26 Lake Road, Irvine
Irvine Orchard Hills Campus, 3983 Portola Parkway, Irvine
Irvine San Marino Campus, 1055 San Marino, Irvine
Irvine Spectrum Campus, 1 Technology Drive, Bldg. A, Irvine

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Upcoming Educational Events

Art and Story Time - Laguna Beach
Monday, August 15, 2016
11am – 12noon

August 1st story: 'Where the Wild Things Are'
Written by Maurice Sendak

Art and Story Time, presented by Crayola ®, is a weekly series at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts for children 5 and under. Every Monday will feature a different book read aloud plus a hands-on art project. There may even be surprise visits from illustrators, story characters and more. Fun for children and parents! Event is free with Festival admission ($8)

Upcoming Story Time Books:
Aug 22: 'The Rainbow Fish' Written by Marcus Pfister
Aug 29: 'Matisse’s Garden' Written by Samantha Friedman

LOCATION:
Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach

Turtle and Tortoise Show - La Habra
August 28, 2016
10 am - 4 pm

See, touch and feel turtles and tortoises of all sizes, take pictures with giant tortoises, care and adoption information, raffle prizes, snacks for sale.

Why you should bring your troop, family, club, or group: Great learning experience, chance to see unique animals up close, this is not a sale - this is about education, a low priced day out for all ages!

Adults and those over 12 = $3 each
Seniors = $2 each
5 and under free
6-12= $1 each
Free on site parking

LOCATION:
La Habra Community Center
101 W. La Habra Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631

*Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and active military members in uniform will be admitted at no charge.

Pretend City Presents: Superhero Summer - Irvine
June 21 - September 18, 2016
10 am - 5 pm

Suit up, gear up and put your powers to the test! The newest special exhibit, Super Powers is opening this summer! Discover your inner hero and unlock your super powers in this interactive and kid-sized super power training ground. Fly, scale, zip and smash your way through a real-life comic book city. Build your body and your bravery as you tackle challenges and complete missions throughout the exhibit with gadgets and gizmos that enhance your powers.

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Festival of Arts - Laguna Beach
July 5 – August 31, 2016
Open daily 10am – 11:30pm

For over 80 years, the Festival of Arts has offered this breathtaking showcase for artists and art lovers in Laguna Beach. The Festival's prestigious juried art show includes a wide variety of media such as paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafted wood and furniture, ceramics, glass and more - all by 140 of Orange County's finest artists.

Visitors can take an art tour, catch an artist demonstration, grab a bite to eat, create their own work of art or just sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere. Weekends are jammed packed with live music and other special events.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
(949) 497-6582

Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach
July 7 – August 31, 2016

Presented in July and August since the early 1930's, these colorful events have won worldwide recognition. The Pageant consists of ninety minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-1145

Festival of Arts Workshops - Laguna Beach
July 5 – August 31, 2016

Held during the Festival of Arts, the Festival’s Art Center provides a spacious area perfectly suited for visitors to create their own art with the help of professional artists. All workshops (including printmaking, ceramics and mixed media) are located in one centralized location just past the Festival Green.

Youth Arts Education Workshops - Bring out that creative spark in your young artist at t he Youth Arts Education Days this summer at the Festival of Arts. Kids will enjoy art classes taught by professional Festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more. Meanwhile, parents will have free time to view the artwork on display throughout the Festival grounds. Festival artists will also share some of their creative techniques in a fun and friendly environment! For children ages 5 - 12.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach

Summer Art Workshops are free with festival admission (Raku Ceramics fee is $25 and up). Youth Arts Education Workshops costs are $15 - $25 per class. Reservations required for youth workshops & groups of 6 or more

Bowers Museum Exhibit: Mummies of the World
March 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016

Mummies of the World portrays a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts from across the globe. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies dating back as far as 4,500 years.

LOCATION:
Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
(714) 567-3679

Discovery CubePresents: Hands-On Harley Davidson - Santa Ana
May 28 - September 11, 2016

Get ready to hit the road this summer with Hands-On Harley Davidson at Discovery Cube OC from May 28 to September 11, 2016! Engineers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike will enjoy interactive activities to learn about safety and engine parts while also conducting experiments to see what happens when you throttle-on, lean into a curve or descend a mountain road. This educational traveling exhibit illustrates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts through a one-of-a-kind experience that lets visitors Dream It! Build It!… and Ride It!

LOCATION:
Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

INFORMATION:
714-542-2823

9/11: Day of Remembrance at Pretend City Children's Museum - Irvine
September 11, 2016
11 am - 5 pm

September 11th is an important day in any American’s life, no matter how old they are. At Pretend City they are remembering this day and honoring the lives that were lost. There will be different activities available for children to show their patriotism and learn more about the day in a kid-friendly way.

1/2 price admission for military personnel

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

QD Learning offering CAASPP Readiness Courses - Anaheim
Courses begin March 1, 2016

Unpack Common Core State Standards for Math and Achieve Success in CAASPP

Discover how to get your child ready for CAASPP Math in 6 weeks for grade 3, 4 and 5. Course starts on March 1st and ends in early April before CAASPP test starts.

LOCATION:
QD Learning
1086 N Tustin Ave
Anaheim CA 92807

INFORMATION:Visit online or call 866-669-9228 to get more information and reserve your spot.

Pumpkin Patch School Field Trip and Tours
Ongoing

Irvine Park Railroad – located inside of beautiful and historic Irvine Regional Park - offers Pumpkin Patch school and group tours. You can choose a package that’s best suited for your class or group. Activities vary by package and can include a train ride, hay ride and moon bounce. Free activities include a hay maze, picture stands and child-friendly haunted house. All children who participate in this school field trip / tour will receive a free pumpkin and bottle of water. A minimum of 25 paid children per group is required for group pricing. Teachers are FREE. Schedule your school or group ahead of time and you can have access to a Party Pavilion in this great park at no additional cost to enjoy a sack lunch and other activities. Irvine Park Railroad is centrally-located in Orange County.

LOCATION:
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

INFORMATION:
For complete Pumpkin Patch activities, or to make a class or group reservation, call Irvine Park Railroad at (714) 997-3968.

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Mommy and Me

LePort Schools Mommy & Me Montessori Program - Fountain Valley & Huntington Beach & Irvine
Sessions begin every quarter. See website for full schedule

Mommy & Me (also known as Parent & Child) Montessori is your chance to experience "Montessori in a nutshell." See your child grow as she joyfully explores the Montessori environment, experiments with the Montessori materials, and discovers the children around her. Classes for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Our Mommy & Me (Parent & Child) Montessori groups meet for 8 weeks for 1.5 hours per week. Enroll today for a class near you and meet other parents with similar age children.

LOCATIONS:
Fountain Valley Campus, 9790 Finch Ave, Fountain Valley
Huntington Harbor Campus, 16081 Waikiki Lane, HB
Irvine Lake Campus, 26 Lake Road, Irvine
Irvine Orchard Hills Campus, 3983 Portola Parkway, Irvine
Irvine San Marino Campus, 1055 San Marino, Irvine
Irvine Spectrum Campus, 1 Technology Drive, Bldg. A, Irvine

MOPs

Run by Coast Hills Community Church.

Coast Hills' traditional MOPS group is a special place where you can meet other mothers also passing through this unique stage of life.

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Ongoing Educational Events & Programs

Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari

Your guide, Coast Guard licensed Captain Dave Anderson, is a marine naturalist. He'll teach you about Dana Point, the whales who visit and the many dolphin who live here, as well as introduce you to a few of our other local marine friends like our California Sea Lions, brown pelicans and the flock of seagulls that come when Captain Dave whistles!

Davey’s Locker Enhanced Whale Watching Cruises - Newport Beach

These NEW Enhanced Whale Watching Cruises are a perfect fit for 3rd-6th grade students, allowing them to be immersed in science. Students engage in a free range learning experience, identifying marine mammals, coastal birds and tiny plankton during the 2 hour whale watching cruise. There are marine mammal artifacts, bones and narration provided by our experienced captains and a marine biologist.

LOCATION:
Davey’s Locker, 400 Main St., Newport Beach CA 92661
Weekdays from 10am-12pm

INFORMATION:
(949) 675-0551x118 or email

Davey’s Locker Whale Watching Cruises - Balboa

With over 30 years of experience, Davey’s Locker provides one of the best opportunities to see whales and dolphins in Southern California offering year-round, daily departures. The thrill of seeing large marine mammals swim alongside our boat is an experience that you will never forget, and a great way to integrate marine science into your curriculum if you are a school or scout field trip. Our Captains and crew are extremely knowledgeable, but your group can also request an onboard Marine Mammal Naturalist to accompany your group on the water, and answer any questions they may have.

Click link above to view lesson plans and curriculum available on our website to get the most out of your experience on the water.

LOCATION:
Davey’s Locker, 400 Main St., Newport Beach CA 92661
Multiple departure times, daily

INFORMATION:
(949) 675-0551x118 or email

Eco-Adventure Center
Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel presents eco-adventures that inspire you with Southern California's unique ecosystems and connect your spirit to their larger global systems. Led by expert naturalists, the Eco-Adventure Center is dedicated to showcasing Southern California's natural wonders. Throughout these unique excursions, the local surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory. Adults, families and kids learn through experience, which instills them with deep appreciation and respect for nature. As well, they will understand how to live more environmentally responsible back home.

Homeschool Day at Pretend City - Irvine

Once a month Pretend City offers Homeschool students unlimited access to our interactive exhibits offering learning through fun experiences. A trip to Pretend City offers your students a learning experience through hands-on “real life” educational play. These activities surround your students with challenging problems and absorbing questions. Additionally we offer two facilitated lessons per day for Homeschool students to participate in.

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Heritage Museum of Orange County

Heritage Museum offers an exciting line-up of educational field trip programs. Programs offered include a hands-on tour of the historic 1898 Kellogg house where students learn what life was like in the 1890s by playing with vintage toys, doing laundry, making butter, dressing up in Victorian costumes, and participating in other activities. Other programs included are 'Great Grandpa's House' for the youngest students, 'First Californians' & 'Gold Rush'.

Lil Chef School

Lil Chef School offers a variety of fun from field trips for schools, scout groups and Mom groups, to seasonal workshops & Open Houses and so much more! Our field trips are a great opportunity for "young chefs" to explore their culinary curiosities in a fun, safe environment. Call us today to schedule your private group visit to our cool kitchens! 949.679.8390

Newport Whales STEM Citizen Science Cruises - Balboa

Sign up for the most affordable, on-the-water STEM program available for Middle-High School students. Newport Landing has partnered with Crystal Cove Alliance to run Marine Protected Area Citizen Science Cruises out of Newport Beach! During the three hour cruise, 7th - 12th grade students use GoPro cameras to assess fish biodiversity, microscopes to identify plankton, and water quality equipment to help assess the health of the Marine Protected Area in Crystal Cove State Park. In addition to the hands on science, there will also be a 45 min. scheduled whale watching trip during these STEM cruises, which are facilitated by a marine scientist. Through generous donations, there are opportunities for partial and full funding for Title 1 and underserved schools.

LOCATION:
Davey’s Locker 400 Main St., Newport Beach CA 92661
9am-12pm Weekdays from Sept-June

INFORMATION:
(949) 675-0551x118 or email

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

A non-profit, volunteer organization and education center. They rescue, rehabilitate, and release sick and injured seals and sea lions. Programs include a guided tour of the animal care facility and exhibit room, a slide presentation and observation of the animals. The also offer a range of educational programs for groups of all ages.

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Parents - Workshops & Lectures

Guided by Baby - Infant Parenting Talks
Fountain Valley & Huntington Beach & Irvine

Free admission for expecting and new parents.

Join us for free infant parenting talks. Go beyond the basics, and understand your baby and this beautiful yet challenging time at a different level. Each month, we'll cover a different topic: how to set up your home for baby, how to support natural language development and movement, how dads can be optimally involved during pregnancy and the bonding period. Leave empowered to truly savor the first critical months with your baby, and to help her truly flourish.

LOCATIONS & TIMES:
Each talk is on a Tuesday evening from 6:30PM - 8:00PM. See website for each month's topic and to RSVP for a talk.

Fountain Valley (opening July 2014) . 1st Tuesdays
9790 Finch Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Irvine . 2nd Tuesdays
1 Technology Drive, Building A, Irvine, CA 92618

Huntington Beach . 3rd Tuesdays
16081 Waikiki Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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