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Family Friendly Events

SCR presents: Sleep Squad
Streaming ​Online Feb 1-14, 2021​

Experience a family-friendly, interactive, virtual theater experience that turns your home into a rocket ship to launch kids into their dreams. Featuring brand new, unique, kid-driven comedy and music from the Story Pirates that you can’t see or hear anywhere else, this world premiere on-demand production creates a new kind of bedtime ritual for kids age 4-12.

The Story Pirates podcast is the winner of the 2020 iHeartRadio and Webby awards for Best Kids and Family Podcast and has been downloaded 25 million times

South Coast Repertory - virtual

(714) 708-5555

Jurassic Quest - Costa Mesa
February 5-14, 2021

Jurassic Quest’s exhibit has been transformed into an interactive drive-thru experience, featuring more than 70 moving and roaring dinosaurs and their 50-foot-long Megalodon! Go on a quest with their online audio tour that will take you throughout the exhibit where you will encounter some of the largest dinosaurs to ever roam the earth, and some of the eeriest marine creatures to ever lurk the ocean’s depths.

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa , CA

D. Yoder Family Sundays - San Clemente
Sunday, February 7, 2021
10 am - 2 pm

Enjoy free admission to the Casa with creative activities and performances based thematically on Casa Romantica’s programming.

D. Yoder Family Sundays are held on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a program thematically based on Casa Romantica’s Casa Captivating programs for all ages.

Casa Romantica
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration
February 27-28, 2021

For 2021 - At this time, due to COVID-19, we are uncertain if the Anniversary Celebration will take place as scheduled. The event dates are scheduled to change at the sole discretion of Irvine Park Railroad.

To celebrate their 25th year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversay weekend… including $2.00 train rides!

The anniversary celebration will also feature other $2-$4 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy.

Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

(714) 997-3968

Festival of Whales - Dana Point
March 6-7, 2021

For 2021 - Whether we are allowed to proceed with our traditional events in person or switch to a hybrid in-person/virtual model, we will not miss the opportunity to celebrate this long-standing and iconic Dana Point tradition! Whale watching excursions have been, and are expected to continue, operating out of Dana Point with COVID protocols in place to provide viewing in a safe and socially-distanced manner. Other Festival events will be tailored to adhere to health restrictions and additions to the schedule will continue to be made.

The annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale with a leviathan-size event. In addition to whale watching at the height of whale watching season, festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/SUP Demos, plus much more!

Dana Point Harbor

Festival Info:
949-472-7888 or 1-888-440-4309

Dana Wharf Whale Watching Cruises!

Dana Wharf Whale Watching is offering special cruises during this event! Buy tickets online at or call (949) 496-5794 for more information!

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Child Support Services

Orange County Department of Child Support Services
Watch ‘Em Soar

Orange County Child Support Services partners with parents to make a difference in the lives of families we serve. Our program aims to help parents achieve self-sufficiency and support children by establishing and enforcing child support orders in an effective and efficient manner while providing a well-rounded range of community resources.

Our services include:
• Obtaining, collecting and changing child support
• Obtaining medical insurance
• Financial accounting and payment processing
• Online access to case information

Click link above to learn more about our legal services offered.

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Children's Organizations

National Girls Ministries

Girls Ministries is a ministry tool to help fulfill the Titus 2 principle of women mentoring young girls. Girls can begin in Missionettes at 3 years of age and continue through high school.

Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge is the oldest, largest and most successful program of its kind in the world. Established in 1958 by David Wilkerson, Teen Challenge has grown to more than 170 centers in the United States and 250 centers world-wide.

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Parenting & Relationships

Spero Family Services

Spero Family Services’ mission is to assist parents in developing nurturing bonds with their children in order to foster healthy development for their children. This is achieved by assisting the parents in establishing boundaries and limits through constructive discipline techniques.

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