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Ongoing Events in Orange County
If you're looking for something to do in Orange County, you'll find there is much to found! Recurring outdoor activities, volunteer events, events for kids and ongoing seminars held by some of our local businesses.

Art Walks & Art Events
Family Fun Events
Helping in your Community
Music
Singles Events Street Fairs
Yoga Weekend Brunch
- Especially For Kids -
Kids Events - Ongoing
Mommy & Me Activities
- Workshops & Classes -
Acting Workshops Art Workshops
Cooking
Classes
Educational / Lectures
Garden Workshops Real Estate
Wine Tasting / Wine Appreciation
 

 

Art

Santa Ana Art Walk
Santa Ana
First Saturday of the Month
6:00pm - 10:00pm.

Downtown Santa Ana comes alive with arts the first Saturday of each month when galleries, theatres, artists and performers in the Artists Village host a monthly Open House for the public. This free event attracts as many as 1500 individuals who come from throughout Los Angeles and Orange County to walk more than 150 participating studios and galleries located in historic buildings in the heart of downtown Santa Ana.

The monthly event will give you access to buy original art work from some of Southern California's freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting.

Orange County Museum of Art - Lecture Series
Newport Beach

These informal salons bring together artists participating in 15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol and New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions 2000-2010, who will participate in casual conversations with other artists, OCMA curators, and critics.

LOCATION:
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach

949-759-1122

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Family Fun Events

Rockin' Jump Family Fun - Santa Ana
Every Thursday Night
5pm-8pm

Bring the family out to Rockin’ Jump for this Rockin’ deal!

$30 for 4-1 hour jump passes, 1 large (1-topping) pizza, and 1 pitcher of soda! Let the kids spend their energy jumping into our stunt air bag or speed racing up our rock climbing wall while you cheer them on! Challenge them to a battle on our X-Beam or have a Family Dodge ball game! With 10 different activities to choose from, your family is sure to spend a memorable night out!

LOCATION:
Rockin' Jump - The Ultimate Trampoline Park
1411 S. Village Way
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
One Sunday every month
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 World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

2016 dates:
April 17, May 15, June 19, 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

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Community Events - Helping in your community

Beach Cleanups - Huntington Beach
Held from 9 am to 11 am, the second Saturday of every month

Invite your friends and family out to the Huntington Beach monthly cleanup event to keep our beaches clean and learn about coastal conservation and marine debris.

The cleanups are held the 2nd Saturday of every month, mention "Coastkeeper Cleanup" at the Ranger stand for FREE parking. *Must arrive by 9:30AM.

LOCATION:
Huntington State Beach, Lifeguard Tower #2

Huntington Beach

Beach Cleanups - Seal Beach
Held from 9 am to Noon, third Saturday of every month (check schedule on their website)

Community event where 'all are welcome'. They provide provide gloves, bags and pickers, you're asked to bring a reusable water bottle, if you need one.

LOCATION:
15 1st Street
(beach parking lot at the end of 1st Street, Seal Beach)
Seal Beach

INFORMATION:
(562) 884-6764

Bolsa Chica Conservancy Wetland Restoration Events - Huntington Beach
Second Sunday & Last Saturday of each month
9:00 am-12:00pm

Enjoy the Great Outdoors while helping to restore the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! Join us for our twice monthly service day every second Sunday and last Saturday of the month. Service includes restoration of native plant communities through non-native plant removal, and cleanup efforts. Wear close-toed shoes, layered clothing, protection from the sun and bring water. Ages 6 years – Adult (Kids under 14 need to be supervised by an adult). Donations of heavy duty trash bags, work gloves, and bottled water are appreciated!

LOCATION:
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center
3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach

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Music

Sunset Cruise Newport Beach
Live Latin Music - Two Cruises To Choose From Nightly

Choose from our Fiesta Newport Beach Cruise with live Latin music complimentary chips and salsa, and a unlimited drink special of only $15 (icey legendary Newport Beach margarita is highly recommended)! Or our Newport Beach Sunset Cruise with beautiful sunsets, live Spanish music, complimentary chips and fresh salsa, and of course the unlimited drink special of $15! Both cruises are 1 ˝ hours and tour Newport Bay as well as the famous Newport Beach coastline. Upstairs sundeck, indoor salon, and many other comforts will leave you wanting more. Cruise price only $25

LOCATION:
Newport Landing/Newport Bay
309 Palm Street Suite A
Newport Beach

INFORMATION / BOOK ONLINE OR CALL:
949-675-0551

Live Music Cruises
Dana Point Harbor
Saturdays (seasonal)
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Cruise aboard the 95-foot Dana Pride which has upper deck seating as well as inside seating in it's large galley, making it one of the most comfortable rides on the water. The boat also features a full bar including wine, beer (domestic and imported), and mixed drinks. Sit back, relax and enjoy the live music as we cruise through Dana Point Harbor at sunset. *Please note these cruises are for guests 18 and over.

LOCATION:
Dana Wharf Sport fishing & Whale Watching in Dana Point Harbor
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

BOOK ONLINE OR CALL:
949-496-5794

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Singles Events

Christian Singles Fun Events

Christian Singles Fun Events is the leading organization in Southern California to organize rotational dinner dances, speedy introductions, bunco, karaoke, retreats, cruises, seminars and many other fun events for singles.

Christian DJ plays a variety of music for free style dancing & swing (60s 70s 80s, oldies, Contemporary Christian, tasteful top 40 & more)

LOCATION FOR ABOVE EVENTS:
Top Cats
733 Dunn Way
Placentia 92870 (57 Fwy & Orangethorpe)

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Street Fairs

Surf City Nights
Huntington Beach

Tuesdays, 5 pm - 9 pm

A Weekly Street Fair and Certified Farmers Market

Orange County's largest weekly street fair and certified farmers' market. Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 9 pm, 90 vendors presents unique handcrafted wares: furniture, jewelry, art, clothing, live music, street performers, community groups and kids' activities.

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Yoga

Yoga in the Garden - San Juan Capistrano

Seasonal - please check their website for updates!

Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens is partnering with pure. love. yoga to bring you a truly restorative and relaxing experience. We find that a lot of our healing comes from being among the plants and the trees of our garden at GNTG headquarters. We are able to be Present and mindful in a much more meaningful way when we are among Nature. So we thought it was a great idea to invite you to join us in our garden sanctuary.

Yoga sessions are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 AM – 10 AM. Sessions are donation based and it is requested that you bring a thick mat with you! Join every now and again, join every session, join when you can. If you can’t make our normally scheduled yoga sessions, bring your partner and come to our Date Night Yoga events!

LOCATION:
Goin Native Therapeutic Garden
31661 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano

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Sunday Brunch

Orange County Mining Co.
Orange
9:30 am - 3 pm

Sunday Brunch in Orange County is a wonderful way to enjoy your weekend. At our View Restaurant, Sunday Brunch is always accompanied by champagne, rustic favorites, spectacular views and unique atmosphere. Our elaborate brunch menu includes-but is certainly not limited to-traditional breakfast foods and lunch favorites like barbeque, prime rib, teriyaki chicken and fresh fish selections. You can also choose to view sporting events in the bar or enjoy your Sunday Brunch on the Terrace. With enough variety to satisfy every appetite from the kids to the adults, this is one Sunday Brunch you'll keep coming back to!

LOCATION:
1000 Crawford Canyon Rd.
City of Orange

INFORMATION:
714-997-7411
(Discount $5/each adult seated before 10 am. Additional Sunday Brunch Coupons on Website)

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Children's Outings - Ongoing Events for Kids

Irvine Park Railroad
Orange

Irvine Park Railroad is a one-third scale train that takes both children and adults on a scenic, 12-minute ride through beautiful and scenic Irvine Regional Park. The train ride is narrated by the engineer. Other 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. Annual events include an Easter Eggstravaganza, Anniversary Celebration, Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Train. Located in the foothills of Orange, Irvine Park Railroad opens daily at 10:00 AM.

Kids Fun Zone - Anaheim
Last Saturday of every month
11-3 pm

Seasonal Crafts, Merchant Discounts, Birthday Gifts and More!

Ages 12 & under

LOCATION:
Anaheim Town Square
2180 East Lincoln Avenue
(Southeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and State College Blvd)
Anaheim, CA 92806

LangoKids Irvine
Hola, Bonjour, Ni Hao! Welcome to LangoKids Irvine!

If you are one of the Orange County parents interested in exposing your children to new languages and cultures, join us for one of the monthly events in Spanish or French or arrange your own "play dates" at a location close to you. Children of all ages and fluency levels are welcome to join. There is no membership fee to join this group. Event fees vary based on the activity. To find out information about playgroups closest to your location, click on link above for website.

Storymakery
Where Imagination Inspires Character

Storymakery is a unique place for children and families to have fun while making both memories and stories that last a life time. During an average 30 minute to one-hour visit, children will be able to use Storymakery’s kid-friendly technology to design and publish their very own storybook.

949-431-5061

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Mommy and Me Activities

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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Acting Workshops

Arts & Learning
Classes meet at: Brookhollow Business Suites, off the 55 fwy and Dyer Road (Santa Ana, CA). Previous Performance Venues: Vanguard University, Nechita Center for the Performing Arts, Segerstrom Hall, etc.

The lives of Orange County children of all ages and backgrounds are enriched not just with a love of the arts but also with valuable life skills gained at the Arts & Learning Conservatory. Since its beginnings as a summer performing arts camp in 2004, the nonprofit has grown into a lively center offering dynamic theater, music and dance programs to 800 students ages 5-17 each year. Instructors adapt college-level fine arts material to be age appropriate for participants, inspiring the students while challenging them to reach their personal and artistic potential. As the children learn to audition and perform alongside one another, they gain teamwork, communication, public speaking and social skills. The Arts & Learning Conservatory makes hands-on experiences in the arts accessible to all children, regardless of race, age, income or level of experience.

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Art Workshops / Lessons

Mission Art Center Painting For Fun Workshop

A painting workshop great for friends, couples, or individuals who are looking to have fun with music and painting! This workshop will teach you how to paint with simple method. At the end of the session, participants will have 1 completed canvas to take home with them. All supplies are provided. No prior art experience is required. In fact, many times some of the best paintings are done by people who have never painted prior to the workshop. It isn't about talent; it's about the process and how much you will enjoy the painting! 2.1/2 hours workshop, Supplies included Refreshment available!

LOCATION:
Mission Art Center
1730 N. Tustin Street
Orange CA 92865

Sawdust Studio Art Classes - Laguna Beach

Create your own keepsake! Classes are taught by professional art instructors. Each class focuses on either a ceramic item or jewelry piece. - in just one session!

Check website for current schedule of classes. Morning and afternoon classes are offered.

LOCATION:
Sawdust Art Festival grounds.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA.

Wyland Art Lessons in the Wild - Dana Point

The Wyland Dolphin and Whale Adventures, “Art Lessons in the Wild” program begins January 30, 2016, and continues Saturdays through April 30, 2016.

This three hour activity aboard the Ocean Adventures Catamaran begins with a dockside presentation and art lesson, via video feed, by renowned environmental artist, Wyland! Guests will learn how Wyland has created some of the best know marine wildlife paintings and sculptures of our era. The vessel then departs the dock for a whale and dolphin watching adventure! Children can enter their art in an end-of-season contest for the most accurate portrayal of marine mammals to be judged by Wyland.

LOCATION:
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, California

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Cooking Classes

Food Trade Consultants
Evening Cooking Classes in San Juan Capistrano

Offering a wide variety of hands-on cooking classes for the food enthusiast and home chef. Both smaller, private classes or larger classes with a limit of 10 people are offered. Each class includes all ingredients along with recipe sheets for you to add to your personal cook book. All classes put an emphasis on the use of the freshest ingredients offered during each season. Teen cooking classes also offered. All classes are $79 per class and include all ingredients. Holiday classes are $90 per class.

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Educational Events & Lectures

Bolsa Chica Conservancy - Wetlands Tour - Huntington Beach
2nd Saturday of the month
9 am - 10:30 am

Get outdoors and enjoy a free tour of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! Take a walk with one of our guides and learn about the the rich natural and human history of the wetlands while exploring the wonderful ecology of the wetlands. Tours begin every 15 minutes and five areas of interest are included in the presentation: history, birds, endangered species, ecology and restoration. This free tour is on a first come, first served basis. This is a wonderful opportunity for vacationers, students, small groups and local citizens to visit our valuable resource.

LOCATION:
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
South lot of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach

Phone:
To reserve private tours, call (714) 840-1575

Visitor Night at UCI Observatory

UCI Observatory is open to the general public, approximately 5 times per year. Visitor Nights are free of charge, although a donation per family is suggested to defray the costs, and there is a campus parking fee.

Upcoming nights - December 13, 2011. March 10, April 14, June 5, June 23, 2012. Please check their website before attending. Weather conditions may cause the event to be canceled.

LOCATION:
The Observatory
University of California, Irvine

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Gardening Lectures & Workshops

Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens Fall Programs

Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens (GNTG), a non-profit horticultural education and sustainability organization, offers a diverse array of programming in the fall. From paid workshops covering garden design and decoration, to free educational seminars, to yoga in the garden, GNTG has a program for you! Join us in our garden retreat!

LOCATION:
Goin Native Therapeutic Garden
31661 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
Click above to visit online or email

Lectures at Roger's Gardens

In their 'My Edible Garden' series, Roger's Garden hold monthly discussions of everything edible: vegetables, herbs, fruits, berries and more. Check their calendar of events for other interesting topics such as secrets of growing roses and gardening with succulents.

LOCATION:
Roger's Gardens
2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Corona del Mar, California 92625

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Real Estate / Investment Workshops

Marshall Reddick Real Estate Network Workshops

Our event provides the new and cutting edge information in the real estate industry. We change topics monthly so that we might be able to reach every level of real estate investor. Not only do we offer information but also screen and pick the best investment property. Our property ranges from Foreclosures to commercial. Come out to our FREE meeting every second Monday of the month.

LOCATION:
Locations vary

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Wine Tasting

First Friday of the Month Wine Party
Meets the FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH (except January)
6-9 pm

Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment with wine pairings. Must make reservations via email or phone

LOCATION:
Laguna Canyon Winery
2133 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 USA
949.715.9463 (Wine)

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