Month: September 2014


Get ready for the Autopalooza Orange County Car Show & Car Care Expo 2014! This year is the first annual show at the Orange County Great Park, and is going to be the show you won’t want to miss.

With a classic and exotic car show, awards and raffle prizes, car care expo, guest speakers, live music, gourmet food trucks, kids zone and more, there will be fun for the whole family! Saturday, September 6, 2014, show hours are 10am-4pm and Admission is Free.


Orange County Great Park

6890 Marine Way
Irvine, California 92618


Free September Technique Classes at Williams-Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma offers great FREE classes for adults too! These free Technique Classes are an hour long and include free tastings of prepared dishes, yum!

Class sizes are limited. For specific times and more details, find your local store. You can also enjoy a 10% savings* on select same-day store purchases.

I’ve taken the knife skills class, it’s great class and you can’t bet the price. If you have a favorite knife, be sure to take it with you to the Knife skills class and get in sharpened for free. I’m hoping to crave out some me time (pun intended) and take the Coffee and Espresso class.

*Offer excludes La Cornue, Le Crueset, Mauviel, Shun, Wusthof, Miele, Vitamix, Breville, Kitchenaid Pro Line, WS Home

Sept_WS1Transform a few simple ingredients into a classic, comforting meal. We have the tips, techniques and tools you need to make pasta paired with an authentic sauce.

 sept_ws5Just because the weather is getting cooler, doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the Vitamix. Learn how to make delicious hot soups and other great fall recipes in your Vitamix. This month’s class will feature recipes and tips from Vitamix expert and author of The Blender Girl, Tess Masters!

Cooler weather calls for warming drinks, and our favorites tend to start with coffee and espresso. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the differences between coffee and espresso and how varying coffee roasts and grinds affect the finished drink. After this class you’ll be prepared to be a barista in your own home!


As summer draws to a close, it’s time to pull out our knives and get organized. Let’s hone your knife skills so you are ready for back-to-school packed lunches and autumn dinners. We’ll also offer complimentary knife-sharpening service in class (one knife per customer, please).


September Jr. Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma

There’s a great new line up of Jr. Chef Classes at Williams-SonomaWilliams-Sonoma for the month of September.

Classes are FREE with the exception of one class to be held on September 13th. This class gives your kids the opportunity to give back!

A $5.oo donation is requested as Williams-Sonoma has teamed up with Share our Strength , a nonprofit organization dedicated to end childhood hungry.

All proceeds from this class will be donated to Share our Strength.

Jr_chef_SeptmberShow your kids how fun and easy cooking can be: Learn to make delicious recipes,

from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.

For specific times and more details, find your local store>
• Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
• Class size is limited – call your local store to register.

Transform a few simple ingredients into a classic, comforting meal. We have the tips, techniques and tools you need to make pasta paired with an authentic sauce. Suitable for ages 9-13.


Jr.-Chef_Sept13Share Our Strength is a national nonprofit organization fighting every day to end childhood hunger in America. Join us for this special cookie-decorating event. ($5 donation) – all proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength! All ages are welcome to help us support this great cause.

Everyone knows the most important meal of the day is breakfast. This class will teach you how to make some great grab-and-go breakfasts the whole family will love.  Suitable for ages 9–13.

Want to help prepare dinner? Join us and learn how to make delicious noodle dishes the whole family will love. We’ll create long curly vegetable noodles by spiralizing as well as make a baked noodle dish sure to satisfy. Suitable for ages 9–13.





First Thursdays Art Walk in Laguna Beach


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Laguna Beach is filled with art and First Thursdays Art Walk is a fantastic way to experience all it has to offer.

This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public. First Thursdays Art Walk is funded by member galleries, local art institutions, lodging establishments, and the City of Laguna Beach.

First Thursdays Art Walk’s mission is to promote Laguna Beach as a leading year-round destination and community of fine art galleries.

Since 1998, First Thursdays Art Walk member galleries and sponsors have benefited from a co-operative effort in providing trolley service during First Thursdays Art Walk; by advertising in local and national media; and through creating a unique cultural experience for all First Thursdays Art Walk participants.

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