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Pretend City Grand Opening: The Music Room – New Interactive Musical Exhibit - Irvine
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Can you hear the music? Pretend City Children’s Museum is sounding the way for our newest exhibit: The Music Room. Please join us for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Rock out with special performances from “The Beat Buds” and the Orange County School of Arts. Designed with an interactive digital stage and ready to use instruments, your little ones are sure to be stars. Make Music with Pretend City!

Special Museum Opening : 9:30 AM
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 10: 15 AM
Performance by The Beat Buds: 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Orange County School of Arts: 2:30 PM

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children's Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

INFORMATION:
949.428.3900

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival - Costa Mesa
September 21-23, 2018

Held since 1945, the event features a parade, carnival, food and car show in Fairview Park. The Fish Fry is presented to help raise money for local schools, clubs, and other organizations in the community.

Event includes, fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides.

LOCATION:
Fairview Park
Placentia Ave. Near Estancia High School
Costa Mesa, Ca

St NorbertFest - Orange
September 21-23, 2018

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

Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair - Anaheim
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
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!

Church tours, that will include viewing hand painted icons. All are welcome. Stop on by and have a great time!

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

Toast to the Casa 2018: Casa Blanca - San Clemente
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
5:30 - 10 pm

Support access to the arts, history and education at Casa Romantica's 16th annual Toast to the Casa gala!

Event includes Multiple stages with live entertainment (Big Band, a DJ spinning contemporary tunes, a charity casino, a spinning Wheel of Wine game, a performance by Moroccan dancers), Eclectic food and beverage fare (sample food, wine, beer, spirits and cigars from nearly 30 local vendors all evening), Exciting prizes and auction items, & a flawless patron experience with valet parking, ample seating and white glove service.

Ticket Cost: $175 (early bird special, ends August 31st), $200 (starting September 1)

LOCATION:
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

Cruisin' For A Cure Car Show
Costa Mesa

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

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

Live music, food and vendors. Parking is $8.00

LOCATION:
OC Fair and Expo Center
Costa Mesa

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, September 22, 2018
4 pm

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 22, 2018
10 am - 6 pm

Featuring more than 100 performances representing cultures from around the world; international cuisine; kids' crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace.

Immerse yourself in cultural displays, indulge in international cuisine, explore the International 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:
Orange County Great Park
6000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, CA

INFORMATION:
949-724-6606

Oktoberfest Small Breed Dog Races - Huntington Beach
Sundays
September 9-23, 2018
3 - 4 pm

Great Family Fun! Come see these small dogs race to the finish line during Oktoberfest at Old Wold Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

Admission during Oktoberfest: $7 adult, $3 kids 6yrs-12yrs, Free for kids under 5yrs. Admission tickets sold at the OKTOBERFEST LINE. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

2018 Oktoberfest Race Dates:
September 9, 16, 23, 2018
These 3 weeks will be the ALL BREED NATIONALS (smaller breeds - must be under 25lbs. to race)

September 30, 2018. October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018
Dachshund WIENER NATIONALS

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach September 9 - October 28, 2018
EVERY Wednesday through Sunday

Eat, Drink, Dance & be Merry at Southern California’s BEST & Most DIVERSE OKTOBERFEST (voted by German World Magazine) with Oom-Pah-Pa Bands directly from Germany.

Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Guests can also enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and of course do the Chicken Dance! Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights & Sunday’s are family day with Dachshund Races. Special dates to remember Oktoberfest Parade Sunday Sept. 30th 2pm, German Day Thursday, Oct. 4th 7pm

LOCATION:
Old World Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
714-696-TAP1 (8271)

SCR presents: Sense and Sensibility
September 1-29, 2018

First production of the 2018/2019 season!

The Dashwood sisters—practical Elinor and impulsive Marianne—are of good social standing and marriageable age. When Father dies and their half-brother skimps on their inheritance, they are forced to leave their grand estate for a tiny, cold cottage. Just as life seems its bleakest, a handsome stranger arrives on horseback and the sisters are convinced their futures are secured. Follow Elinor and Marianne as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back in this charming romantic classic.

LOCATION:
South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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.

Summer and fall bring the giant blue whales. They can be seen from June through September

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

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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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