Halloween Boutique??? Yep, it’s time! For me the sure sign that Fall is on it’s way is visiting Rodger’s Gardens Halloween Boutique. This year the theme is “Grimm Tales” and it opens today, Friday, September 2, 2016.
My family and I have made a tradition of visiting this spectacular showcase. Each year, we look forward to the new theme and new chilling features each room holds.
I love gathering inspiration for our home with the works of artists like: Joyce Stahl, Vergie Lightfoot and Nicol Sayer. These decorations go way beyond Pumpkins and gourds. These are pieces of art and are simply amazing.
The Grimm Tales theme takes you through forested rooms that display a completely new spin on classics like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Hansel & Gretel.
While your visiting Roger’s Gardens be sure to stop by the brand new restaurant Farmhouse Cafe Who wouldn’t want to eat here? The garden is beautiful and the restaurant supports an open feeling with all the charm that exists within the garden.
Halloween Boutique Date/Time
When: Open daily from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Where: Roger’s Gardens 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Summer time means FREE movies at Segerstrom Center. FREE Movie Mondays, return’s for its tenth season on the Argyros Plaza.
Gather as a community for a casual evening of fun activities, picnic dinners or specialties from popular food trucks and watching five fan-favorite films on consecutive Mondays.
Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs or other easily portable seating items, snacks and picnic suppers. Barbecues and similar food preparation are not permitted but your bring your picnic baskets and get ready to have a blast!
Summer Film Showings Include:
July 11th – Grease
July 18 – Selena
July 25th – Elf
August 1 st – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
August 8th – The Labyrinth
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Did you know that mammoths, ring-tailed cats, giant ground sloths and a unique type of ancient llama once lived in the area? Come and explore the rich fossil history at Family Fossil Days. Clark Regional Park provides a hands-on experience for all ages with real fossils.
The Park Staff will lead a three-hour program that brings you face to face with a casting of a real Megalodon jaw and a 9 million year-old baleen whale fossil.
Participants older than 6 years old can discover Clark Regional Park’s marine fossil site which is located right across the street from Clark Regional Park. Attending Family Fossil Day gives you access to a limited amount of this area which is normally closed to the public.
It is amazing just how many fossils there are at Clark Regional Park and how much history we have right here in Orange County The program begins at the Interpretive Center and takes place rain or shine. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day at the park following the program.
When: Saturday, May 7th, Saturday, September 10th, Saturday, December 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Clark Regional Park 8800 Rosecrans Ave. Buena Park, CA 90621
Event is FREE, parking is $5 per vehicle.
For more information: Call (714) 973-3170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/OrangeCountyParks twitter.com/OCParks Carbon Canyon Regional
OC Parks, Sport Chalet and local fishing organization Team 57 host the 2nd Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at Carbon Canyon Regional Park Lake.
Kids ages 15 and under fish for free at the Fishing Derby. The lake will be stocked with catfish. Following the derby, a free hot dog lunch will be provided by Team 57 and participating vendors (while supplies last).
Fishing experts will be on-site to assist kids. Don’t forget your fishing rod! There will also be an opportunity drawing for kids to win prizes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain will not cancel event.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Registration begins at 8:00 am, Fishing Derby is from 8:00 am -12:00 pm
Where: Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 4442 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, CA 92823
Cost: Kids 15 and under fish for free. Children must be accompanied by an adult, parking is $5.00
Come learn all about bears at the OC Zoo’s Bear Awareness Day on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 am -4:00 pm
There will be plenty of fun activities for the kids including crafts, special keeper chats about bears, a learning station where you can find out more about bear conservation and research, how to “bear proof” camping sites, and what to do if you see a bear.
Reservations are not required for this event, Admission to OC Zoo is $2 per person ages 3 years and over; Ages 2 years and under are free. Entry Fee for Irvine Regional Park is $5 per vehicle on weekends.
OC Zoo is located inside Irvine Regional Park at 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869
The first 25 attendees will receive VIP SWAG BAGS with free jump time and other discounts from our vendors! Don’t miss our Family Night deal – 4 jumpers for 1 hour, 1 large pizza, & 1 pitcher of soda for just $30!
When: Tonght, Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Rockin’ Jump, 1411 Village Way, Santa Ana, CA
More than 20 years ago the kelp forests of Orange County disappeared due primarily to overfishing and pollution, In 2002 marine biologist Nancy Caruso of Get Inspired! started a project which would eventually restore this once lush forests.
In 2002 with what came to be 5000 volunteers, Caruso and her volunteers began restoring the kelp forests in Newport and Laguna Beach. By 2010, the kelp had reached historic densities and the animals were starting to return to the area.
In celebration of this event, KelpFest was created to celebrate the return of the kelp forests and to honor the thousands of people who helped to restore them. The 7th annual KelpFest, will be on April 17th, 2016 this year on Main Beach in Laguna Beach from 9am-3pm.
There will be many like-minded environmental organizations with exhibits at the event to help educate the participants and help to nurture an appreciation for giant kelp forests. Other activities throughout the day include live painting , a life size interactive kelp forest model, live performances, guided tide pool tours, a swim to the kelp forest, talk to a real mermaid, beach clean up, as well as lots of arts and crafts for kids.
Schedule of events:
9:00am Kelpfest begins
9:00-10:00 Kelp forest comes to life as we construct one for visitors to walk through
10:00am Musical performances begin
Live kelp forest paintings and raffle
Docent led tide pool tours
Arts and crafts for kids
Live musical performances
Get the kids ready for the event by downloading a FREE Gaby Garibladi coloring book here!
When: Saturday, April 17, 2016 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
We LOVEDiscovery Cube’s OC’s Bubblefest! My girls and I attended for the first time last year and we will not miss Bubblefest’s 20th anniversary this year! This amazing show is Discovery Cube’s most popular event and you don’t want to miss it!
Your Bubblefest experience includes tons of bubble fun and what kid doesn’t love bubbles? The hands-on bubble activities include: Bubble Science Experiments, Bubble Lab, Bubble Wall, CO2 Chambers and Laser Table, to name a few. My girls favorite outside activity was the bubble rider, they had a blast!
The highlight of Bubblefest is the 40 minute Mega Bubblefest Laser Show by Deni Yang – it is absolutely incredible! The show is a combination of artistry, science and an astounding laser show. This world-renowned show is both unique and stunning.
The show features awesome bubble tricks that include smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, a snow show of bubbles and a rainbow a table. I never thought about the science of bubbles until attending this show.
Bubblefest admission includes access to the following:
Mega Bubblefest Laser Show
Cube Jr. Playground – Exclusive bubble play area for kids ages 5 and under.
Bubblefest runs March 26 – April 10, 2106. The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show runs 4 times a day during Bubblefest, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm.
In addition to the general admission, there is an additional charge for Mega Bubblefest activities of $5 for members and $7 for non-members, children 2 & under do not need a Bubblefest ticket, however they must sit on an adult’s lap during the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show. Any child that requires their own seat must have a Bubblefest ticket. You can purchase tickets the day of the event for $10.00.
Discovery Cube OC, located at 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA92705
Adventure Day is a fun-filled family event that celebrates the 42nd anniversary of Caspers Wilderness Park. Enjoy a full schedule of guided hikes, arts and crafts, wildlife exhibits, games, and food.
Families and friends of all ages can partake in the numerous activities, including: wildlife-inspired games of ring toss, cowboy lasso, a scavenger hunt and storytelling. Learn about bugs, raptors, conservation, navigation, Native Americans and OC history!
Come to Caspers to not only have an ‘Adventure’ but also “Find a New Adventure” while talking with the exhibitors and exploring the trails. Whether it be buzzing with a Bee Keeper about the life of a bee, or listening to stories about the history of the Native Americans, or learning how to hike…Explore, Dream, Discover!
Some participants include: Reserve of Mission Viejo, OC Bird of Prey Center, Caspers Park Foundation, Inside the Outdoors, Journeys to the Past and more!
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Caspers Wilderness Park, 33401 Ortega Highway San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675