Experience a Journey with Jesus

Experience Jesus’ Journey through art at Sadlleback Church Rancho Capistano Campus. 

Image from lancejostdesigns.com

Image from lancejostdesigns.com

A Journey with Jesus, is a reflective outdoor art display and trail portraying a visual story of Christ’s journey to the cross.The trail showcases 15 breathtaking, original, hand-cast mosaics made by artist Lance Jost.

Each station depicts key events during Jesus’ final days on earth. Bring the family and experience this extraordinary portrayal of the Easter story together.

Lance Jost’s work can be seen throughout South Orange County. Some of his work can be seen In Dana Point as you cross under the Doheny Pedestrian Bridge and the panels which display local sea life and surfers in the Mary Ellen Thomas Memorial Fountain at La Plaza Park in Dana Point, he is also the creator of a 100-foot long mural of Jimi Hendrix in his Electric Lady Recording Studios in NYC in 1970/71.

Dates and Times for this event are as follows: 

  • March 28 from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • March 29 from 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm 
  • April 2 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • April 3 from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • April 4 from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saddleback Rancho Capistrano is located at 29251 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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Time to get Fancy!

It’s time to get fancy with Fancy Nancy! Celebrate in style with Fancy Nancy story and activities based on the her marvelous books.

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These are just a few of books that my daughters have had signed by the fabulous Illustrator, Robin Preiss-Glasser. These signed books are  prized possessions that keep residence in a separate book shelf. One of things I’ve always loved about Fancy Nancy books is the very clever way of introducing vocabulary.

To start your collection of signed books and come in your finest attire. “Attire” is just a Fancy Nancy word for clothes – so wear your feather boas, diamond necklaces, and tiaras, Ooh-la-la!

For kids ages 3-10. Free. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

  • When: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM
  • Where: Irvine University Park Library, 4512 Sandburg Way, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 949-786-4001, with any questions

To get your fancy girls ready to for this fantastic event, visit Fancy Nancy World. This website is filled with fun games, crafts, songs, party planners and apps.

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Spring Celebration at Grand Park

Aliso Viejo is holding a Spring Celebration on Saturday, March 28 2105 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am at Grand Park.

Bring the kids for an Egg Hunt, visit with Peter Rabbit, Children’s Crafts, Music, Face Painting, Bounce House and More.

Grand Park is located at City Lights Dr, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Image from Aliso Viejo Community Association Facebook page

Image from Aliso Viejo Community Association Facebook page

Etnies Egg-cellant Event

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Etnies Skate park is hosting an Egg-cellant Egg Hunt and Festival of Colors event on April 4, 2015. This year’s egg hunt will be the biggest to date. There will be 10,000 eggs to hidden throught the park, jumpers, arts, crafts, and a color blast!

The Egg Hunt starts at 11:15am sharp and cost $5 per egg hunter. Don’t be late because once it is over, it is over! They will be giving the little ones a head start.

At noon, they will be giving all those in the jumper area ($5.00 unlimited wristband) a few small bags of colored starch to throw into the air at the same time. Make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting colorful!

  • When: Saturday, April 4, 2015
  • Where: Etnies Skate Park, 20028 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, California 92630
  • Cost: $5.00 for the Egg Hunt, $5.00 for the Festival of Colors

Little Passports Spring Sweepstakes

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

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Little Passports has partnered with Melissa and Doug for a Spectacular Spring Sweepstakes! Enter The Little Passports and Melissa and Doug Spring Sweepstakes today! One lucky winner will receive the following Grand Prize Package worth $400 USD:

  • A 12-Month Little Passports subscription

  • World Coin Collection from Little Passports

  • Melissa & Doug prize pack: Sunny Patch Tent, two Personalized Sleeping Bags, four On The Go Activity Pads, a Pinball Arcade Battery-Free Game, and two Beeposh Plush Razzle Raccoon toys! 

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Must be 18 years of age; Valid to residents of US to Canada (excluding Quebec and Puerto Rico/US Territories). See complete rules on entry form.

Family Festival at the Getty Center

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Image from getty.edu

The Getty Center is hosting a Family Festival celebrating Play on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.. Admission is FREE and no reservations are required.

The Getty Center is turning into a gigantic playground for this daylong festival celebrating the simple act of play in all of its forms. From hula hoops to dance workshops, and chess masters to checkers, there’s something for everyone in this fun-filled day. Storytelling and music mix with circus acts, board games, hopscotch, fun-house mirrors, pick-up sticks and the Getty’s first ping-pong tournament. Get your game face on!

  • When: Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Getty Center, 1200 N Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
  • Cost: Free; no ticket required

Click here for the days schedule and more details

3-D Printed Robot

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Bring your Maker Kids to design and print a 3-D Printed Robot at the Costa Mesa Library – Mesa Verde branch.

Through the OC Public Libraries new Mobile Media Lab, kids will get to design their own miniature robot, which will then be printed out using a 3-D printer.

A 3-D Printer will also be on display, stop by and see a live demonstration and learn more about this technology!

Sign-up is required, there is limited seating for this FREE event.

Call  1-714-546-5274 to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Where: Costa Mesa Mesa Verde

There are three sessions – please choose one:

  • Monday, March 30, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 31, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 1, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Please Note: Printing may take some time, so bots will be available later for pickup (but possibly as soon as the next day).

Young Explorers Academy

Image from Columbia Memorial Space Center

Image from Columbia Memorial Space Center

The Young Explorers Academy at Columbia Memorial Space Center  is for children ages 3-6. They will EXPLORE, EXPERIMENT, and CREATE during hands-on and participant-lead activities based on various early childhood topics.

Bring your young explorer on the first Saturday of every month for the Young Explorers Academy! April’s theme is “Our Planet Earth”

In celebration of Earth Day, join in as they discover the importance of taking care of our planet Earth and participate in making it a better place to live.

  • On Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm,
  • Class fee of $12 is per guardian and child pair (includes all day admission to the CMSC) or $7 for CMSC members. Guardian participation is required. Pre- registration is suggested as seats and supplies are limited.
  • Columbia Memorial Space Center is located at: 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242

Ways to Register:

– Call  (562) 231-1200,  Tuesday-Saturday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

– Online through ActiveNet

– In-person

Comic Book Creation Workshop

In this Comic Book Creation Workshop, kids ages 7 – 12 will learn how to write, draw, and express your stories in comics form. All levels of experience and draftsmanship welcome. Sign up for materials at the information desk, or bring your own drawing tools to this free workshop.

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Image from ocpl.org

 

  • When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 4:00 -5:00 pm

  • Where: OC Public Libraries – Rancho Santa Margarita Branch,30902 La Promesa Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 

  • Cost: FREE 

Call 1-949-459-6094  for more information

Watt’s Current

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 Watt’s Current is an electrifying and hair-raising program featuring a Tesla coil and an electrostatic generator Come and be amazed and amused as you witness the power of electricity.

The event takes place at the Foothill Library in the Library Community Room and is perfect for kids in grades 2 – 5. The presentation in brought to you by Discovery Cube OC and made possible by a grant from Target.

  • When: Today, Monday March 23, 2015 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Where: OC Public Libraries – Foothill Ranch, Community Room, 27002 Cabriole, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

  • Cost: FREE

Please call 1-949-855-8072 with any questions.

Citrusfest

Anaheim Packing District presents Citrusfest, This delicious celebration will be filled with a Citrus cook-off, artisan made goods, hayrides, model railroad displays, games & crafts for the kids on the lawn and FREE lemonade.

The celebration takes place on Saturday, March 28, 2105 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Farmers Park, located next door to the Anaheim Packing District.

Farmers Park is located 412 Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim, CA

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Image from anaheimpackingdistrict.com

Spring Garden Workshops

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Images from ocgp.org

Come to the The Great Park and learn everything you need to know about sustainable home gardening practices.

The workshops held at the Great Park Food and Farm Lab and are led by certified University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County.

Topic: Bountiful Summer Vegetables

  • When: Saturday March 28, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: OC Great Park, Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions
  • Cost: Free

The workshop series continues on April 11, April 18, May 2 & May 16, 2015

Feed a Bee

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A giveaway that helps the environment, I love it! This giveaway is an innovative to help bring 50 million flowers for Bees to eat from in 2015. Honey bees play an important role in pollinating many of our fruits, nuts and vegetables, 

A lack of diverse food sources is a major obstacle to improving honey bee health. Quite simply, bees do not have access to all the pollen and nectar sources that they need.

The Feed a Bee initiative will create forage areas with a diversity of bee-attractant plants for honey bees. To accomplish this goal, Feed a Bee will educate consumers about pollinator food shortage and work with them to plant 50 million flowers to increase bee forage areas. Feed a Bee will also tap into the power of collaborations by working with 50 organizations to plant thousands of acres of cover crops for bees.

Visit http://www.FeedABee.com to request free seeds to plant on your own or ask the Feed a Bee partnership to plant seeds on your behalf. Each packet of 200 seeds will move the Feed a Bee ticker forward just that much further toward 50 million flowers for forage in 2015.

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Image from pollinator.org

A good resource is the Pollinator Partnership’s Bee Smart app, which will guide you in selecting plants for pollinators specific to your area.  This is downloadable for the iphone or android devices.  Visit http://www.pollinator.org/guides.htm

For more information on bee health, please visit FeedABee.Bayer.us.

Free seeds offer – Offer ends 12/31/15 or while supplies last.  Limit two packages of seeds per household.  Will ship 2 – 4 weeks from date of request.

Garden Beats

oneworldrhythmGarden Beats is hands-on, family friendly, entry-level percussion learning experience is a great way to learn how to connect and communicate through the universal language of rhythm and rhyme.  Come and experience just how fun communal song and drumming can be, and why it’s core to so many cultures throughout the world.

  • When: Sunday, March 22, 2014 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Where The Great Park, Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions
  • Cost: Free

This 60 minute, guided, interactive musical exploration session is open to families and individuals of all ages.

This program is produced and presented by the City of Irvine’s Community Services Urban Agricultural Programs Division in collaboration with One World Rhythm.

Seasoned Chef Workshop

ocgreatpark-logoThe Seasoned Chef Series is bringing some of the best chefs in Orange County to present local seasonal gourmet dishes, techniques and preservation methods. Eating seasonal and local foods is nutritionally rich and environmentally friendly. Ages 16+.

  • When: Today, Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am 

  • Where: OC Great Park  – Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions 

  • Cost: Free

Chef Sharon Murphy of One Fine Fig will be pulling winter vegetables, citrus, greens and herbs from the garden to prepare an early spring delight.

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SoCo Spring Fling

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Image from southcoastcollection.com

Put a spring in your step with SOCO’s Fourth Annual Spring Fling at SOCO Collection in Costa Mesa on March 29, 2015 from 10am to 3pm. This free, family-friendly event will include fun activities like face painting, a petting zoo, live music, egg hunts, bingo, and more – there’s something for everyone in the family!

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is excited to participate in SOCO’s Spring Fling with activities such as “Make Your Own Easter Eggs”, “Create Your Own Easter Bugs Bunny” and contribute your drawings to a lie-size mural! A list of additional activities, happenings and sepcials are below.

Activities:

Milk & Honey Baby – Yarn Butterfly Craft

Smocking Birds – Easter Basket and Box Decorating

The Cheese Shop – Clementine Coloring Page/Activity Kids

Farrow & Ball – -Small wooden bird houses for kids to paint in our Zero VOC eco friendly paint (aprons, and gloves will be provided), Simple Origami for kids using our Wallpaper, Markers and Hole Punches with Wallpaper

St. Patisserie – “Sweet Station” Tasting Table

Granola Babies Children Boutique – Free Easter craft and bubbles station for children of all ages

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity – “Make Your Own Easter Eggs”, “Create Your Own Easter Bugs Bunny” contribute your drawings to a life-size mural

Additional Activities / Specials:

The Cheese Shop: Grilled Cheese- $3.50 Adult Grilled Cheese- $7

Farrow & Ball – Photo Booth Decorations – Suzy Cakes – 3 dozen cookies – Iced tea and Lemonade from Green Leaf

Peinture – Photo Booth & Décor

For more information, visit http://www.southcoastcollection.com

  • When: Sunday March 29, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 
  • Where: SOCO Collection is located at 3303 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
  • Cost: FREE

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